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Election 2016: A General who advocates Human Rights and Peace

SysOp with Gen. Antonio Viernes at the Abra Valley Grand Hotel in Bangued, Abra,

SysOp with Gen. Antonio Viernes at the Abra Valley Grand Hotel in Bangued, Abra,

I met Gen. Antonio Viernes in person during my recent visit in Abra this year. Gen. Viernes, is from Langangilang, Abra.

He has an impressive Education Background, a colorful career in the Military Service and served in the United Nations. He is a General who spend his career advocating Human Rights and Peace. How often can you say that in one breath? Perhaps he’s what Abra needs.


Gen. Viernes is now retired and opted to come back to Abra and run for Governor. I sat with him at the Abra Valley Grand Hotel on January 10, 2016 and ask him why he choose to do so, what are his motivations, plans and aspirations for the Province and most important why Abrenians should consider him to be our Next Governor.

Here’s the full text of my interview.

Sysop: First things first Who is Gen. Antonio Viernes? Please Introduce yourself to our readers.

Gen. Antonio Viernes: Thanks you very much Eric for this rare opportunity. I am from Langangilang, Abra. I came from a family that cannot be considered a rich in material things but rich in friends, we are reach in values. Bottom line is I am a success story. In the sense that, I am a self-made man. I was a police officer at the PNP, I was the first police office to graduate the scout ranger course.

S:Did you ever server as a police officer in Abra?

GAV: No, my eldest sister dissuaded me. She knows that I am a straight shooter and I apply the law equally. She’s concerned that with this attitude, I will make a lot of enemies specially from my friends and relatives. I did had a chance to be the Provincial Commander of Abra PNP but as I said it never materialized.

S: So where did you server?

GAV: I served all over the Philippines from Norther Luzon and to as far as Mindanao. I’ve been all around the country.

S: What was your highest position as a General?

GAV: I was the Chief of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office.

S: General in the Military that is an advocate in Human rights? That’s rare

GAV: Yes, in fact I was the one who initiated that Human Right and International Humanitarian Law should be a way of life in the PNP. We investigate Human Right abuses within the PNP and refer these cases to the Internal Affairs and even to the Human Rights Commission. During my tenure in office, I have strongly promoted and advocated the protection and respect of Human Rights in the Philippines. This is one thing that I want to promote here in Abra.

If you try to look at the dignity of Abrenians, specially during election time. You can see how Candidates and government sectors highlight the lack of respect to our people. For example, candidates tagging a price per head or per family. What does that mean? You don’t give dignity to that person. you are degrading their rights as a human being.  And this saddens me a lot.

S: Vote buying is a open secret General

GAV: And this is appalling. To me I will never do such a thing because you are debasing the dignity of our people. I want to promote, protect and respect the human rights of every Abrenians.

S: Let’s talk about your stint at the United Nations. Tell me more about it

GAV: At first I was a district commander, as part of the Peacekeeping Force of the U.N. I worked in the U.N. for more than five years. I was in Cambodia and East Timor. I was the highest political officer in Darfur and we opened the U.N. mission in Sudan. Later I was the Chief of Strategic Planning as well. I’ve done a lot of humanitarian works when I was there.

S: I can imagine you are being paid handsomely at the U.N., so why come back here in Abra?

GAV: That’s one of the hottest question that’s being asked. To me I felt that I already have done my part in promoting global peace. If I was able to help out other countries to put their houses in order, I thought why not here in Abra. I know this is a sacrifice looking at the benefits (specially financially) if I didn’t leave the U.N. But to me that’s just money. I want to help Abra. I tell you, once elected as Governor, I will not receive my salary, not even a single centavo. Instead I will donate the money for scholarship programs.

S: So why for Governor? You can start being a Mayor in Langangilang, or perhaps Congressman?

GAV: If you’re a mayor, you can only do so much. If you are not in good terms with the Governor, you don’t get projects. Why not as a Congressman? It’s law making function primarily. My strength, my experience and my educational background is more on executive in nature. More on hands-on and implementations.

S: Speaking of Education, Let’s be specific here. What’s your immediate plans in Education specially in our remote towns. 

GAV: Our kids education is the future not only in Abra but for this country. There’s a program called PPP – Private Public Partnership. We have to localize that kind of program. There are bright students who can get degrees so these Private and Public sectors can help. I mentioned earlier, I will be donating my salary as a governor to the scholarship program. Then invite private sectors to give into this program as well. Now Lack of teacher and lack the resources, but here’s where the PPP can be tapped again. We need to improve the educational foundation we have. That’s why I am back here. It’s pay back time. My education and character foundation came from here. I was educated from elementary to college in catholic school. I’m a product of Holy Cross School. I took up Political Science at St. Louis University since I was planning to take up law but eventually took the exam at the PNPA. I have three masterals; Masters in Government Management at the Pamantasan ng Lungson ng Maynila (Ping Lacson and my  wife were my classmates),  Masters in Management,  Major in Police Administration at PCU; Masters of Science in Criminology at the University of Lasalette. I have two Doctorate. I am a Doctor in Public Management in PLM and a Doctor in Business Management in University of Lasalette. As you can see I know how to attain a good education. And I intend to help Abra in Education.

S: You’re a General, you spent your time in the U.N. as a member of the peacekeeping force and for other Humanitarian Services, What are the programs you want to put in place to resolve this never ending problem about peace and order in the province?

GAV: Peace and order is everybody’s concern. The approach should be inclusive. Violance sometimes is created due to Political differences. In elections, I always say may the best man/woman wins. let’s not take things too personal. We should not be harming each other. we need to advocate peace. how? During and after elections, let’s open up. Let’s reach out. let’s help one another. Walls created amongst us will prevent peace. I don’t look at the political affiliation. I don’t have quarrel with anyone. if elected I will offer reconciliation to other parties. There are a lot of positions in government even in advisory capacity. I will invite my opponents to join me. They have expertise that we can tap for the good of the province.

I respect Human Rights. I advocate Peace - Gen. Antonio Viernes

I respect Human Rights. I advocate Peace – Gen. Antonio Viernes

S: what about the PAGS (Private Armed Groups)?

GAV: You know there will be no impunity during my term. But the law is the law. If someone is doing things against the province, they have to answer. The root cause of this and why there’s no remarkable progress is because people perceive that anyone can get away with the crime. This will not happen under my watch. You can ask anyone what my reputation is, If I said I’ll do it, you can be assured that I will. Also, I think that the improved professionalism with in the PNP will eliminate these unwanted groups. Peace and Order is my top priority. If we solve this, everything will come into place.

S: Let’s talk about economic situation in Abra. What will be your programs to uplift economic and social inclusion of indigenous tribes who are still geographically isolated (no roadworks) and are therefore marginalized?

GAV: First we need to have a good leadership. We will show the people what are the things to be done and how to do it. We need to look into the Province’s competitiveness compared to the other provinces in the region. In the Cordillera Region, we’re lagging way behind. We need to improve that. First, Peace and Order is one of the big concern, we need to address this so that this province will be conducive for business. If people are afraid, they will not come here. We need to maximize farming by applying modern technology.

S: What kind of technology?

GAV: We can apply technology in our irrigation system to double or even triple rice productions and other staples. I’ve seen this in Bulacan and the Calbarzon area. We can do it here. We also need to have bigger fish farms. My idea is the irrigation system should go through this fish ponds and then to the farm lands. We will be killing two birds in one stone.

S: Let’s talk about Tourism. Recently Abra was featured in the Inquirer as one of the 5 exotics place to visit. But we have not seen any considerable movement from the government to promote Tourism. What’s your plan to change this? For instance I would want to go to Tineg, but I don’t know how to get there. Much more for outside tourist.

GAV: Abra is a beautiful place. I agree. I’ve seen a lot of exotics places. Tourism is also my priority if elected. The number one actor should be the government. We need to improve our current Infrastructure. If we have good infrastructure, we would open up new businesses – such as Transportation. Transportation is vital to the Tourism Industry.

Again all am saying is, we need someone to have the will and dedication to do all these. By the way, I am also half Itneg and I see myself as the rallying point for unity among our Indigenous people and our fellow Ilocanos.

S: What about Healthcare? The Governor was able to finish the new Abra Provincial Hospital amidst controversies. Once it was opened, the hospital building deteriorated quickly, we have reports of various complaints from Patients regarding inadequate and subpar services, lack of medicines lack of skilled doctors. What about these medical missions that only happens during election time. it’s not sustainable. Do you have plans to improve this situations?

GAV: According to our Local Government Code 1991, health care services was devolved or transferred to the local government control. Meaning, this falls into the Governor’s responsibility being the head to deliver these services. First healthcare services can only be delivered if we have the facilities. Second we need good doctors. third availability of medicines. Not only that we need to make sure that the people trust us that these services are delivered properly. I will go to the people and we call frequent town hall meetings to to address their concerns and only during elections time. To me that’s more sustainable and continuously deliver these services.

S: What about graft and corruption in the government. When elected, will you file cases against erring public officials?

GAV: I mentioned when elected I will offer reconciliation with every political parties, right? But there should also be justice. We will look at the wrongdoings.  Once proven, we will definitely pursue cases against them. If we cannot deliver justice, then there is no reason for us to be at the helm of the government. I wan to make sure to correct the prevailing impression that people in power can always get away with crime.

I am offering World Class Leadership for our People of Abra

I am offering World Class Leadership for our People of Abra

S: You’re up again two strong candidates Ruby Bersamin and Joy Bernos. People are saying the fight is only between this two. What do you think are your chances going head to head with them?

GAV: You know Eric, I’ve talked to a lot of people before I decided to run. People have said “You are the man…you will be our Governor”. If we try to look at the side of Abrenian, they are now awake, they are ready not only for change but for transformations. Yes my opponents are household names, but a quality product that comes along, people will take notice. In the coming days, Abrenians will be seeing me in persons as I will be going around. My interest are for Abrenians only.

And yes, you said something about name recall,  but remember in a week there is always a Viernes. In a month there’s at least four Vierneses.

S: So you’re saying although May 9 is a Monday, it will be a Viernes?

GAV: ha ha ha ha yes!

S: Are you willing to face Ruby and Joy in a debate?

GAV: Oh yes ! Anytime anywhere. I suggest we go public and on the air. but I doubt if they will discuss issues and programs in an open forum.

Sysop: Well, will see about that. Lastly Governor… Speaking as an Abrenian. Why will I vote for you?

GAV: Because am your hope. I am you. Would you not want your aspirations a reality? if so, then vote for me. Plain and simple. If we don’t act now, it will take decades or even centuries before any transformation can happen in Abra. That’s the reason why I will be your Governor. The people are already exhausted with the kind of situation we are in. When you’re tired you embrace change without hesitation. So am looking at the situation that Abrenians are awaken long enough. I will make sure i can convey that message. I am very excited about my chance.

During this election time, I can assure you that I only advocate peace. Join me in developing our province. I offer world class leadership. I want to make sure that I will run the affairs of the Province the way people of Abra wants it to be.

S: Thank you General for this opportunity. I wish you luck. And I hope that It will be a peaceful election

GAV: Thank you so much Eric

 

 

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Discussion

62 thoughts on “Election 2016: A General who advocates Human Rights and Peace

  1. The right man at the right time. But what will be his chance of winning if our majority voters are still pretending to be unwise because of their eagerness to receive cash advance for their precious votes?

    Posted by Quiaba Invisibles | January 24, 2016, 4:16 pm
    • I will vote him as i voted takit in 2007 not for his track record or affiliation but for a new HOPE that he will bring good governance and restore genuine peace n order to abra that takit failed to do so in his 9 years as governor instead of fulfilling his promise that kabayo is out he will bring prosperity n serenity to the abrenians but he only enrich himself with his allies worst he let them happen violence in the province

      Posted by eric shawn | January 24, 2016, 5:39 pm
    • LOL, Did you ever wonder General Viernes what happened regarding the “inhumane death” of the very poor and helpless people up in the mountains in Abra some years back. Really, Human Rights and Peace advocate!!!

      Posted by Lilibeth Ramel | February 5, 2016, 1:16 am
  2. I will vote him as i voted takit in 2007 not for his track record or affiliation but for a new HOPE that he will bring good governance and restore genuine peace n order to abra that takit failed to do so in his 9 years as governor instead of fulfilling his promise that kabayo is out he will bring prosperity n serenity to the abrenians but he only enrich himself with his allies worst he let them happen violence in the province

    Posted by eric shawn | January 24, 2016, 5:27 pm
  3. Believe ako sa background ni general, sa education, experiences in public services, at kasama na ang pangarap niya sa ating lalawigan. Kung baga over qualified siya para sa governador. Pero maraming tanong na dapat harapin. Sa hirap ng buhay, ano kaya ang chansa niya sa karamihan na bobotantes na sanay na sa Pangtawid gutom? Kailan pa nagwagi ang isang kandidato na walang lineup o machinery? Bakit hindi siya naglingkod sa Abra noon at piñatunayan sana na talagang gustong ituwid ang mga hindi kanaisnais na nangyayari dito? Sayang na pagkakataon, pero sanay matulad siya kay Trillanes at mga big time vote buyers tulad ni tandang Enrile na gumasto ng pinakamalaki na nadali pa rin ang anak sa pagkasenador.Good luck to both of you general and Dr. Litong Bringas!

    Posted by KAPITAN | January 24, 2016, 7:14 pm
    • Sus pano mglingkod sa abra sya kopitan e mga politiko nsmimili sa pulis maasign dito un gusto ni takit at ibang politiko e ung pgtung -ed nila. D bale na ngpapatayan bsta ung mamang pulis maisecure si governor.

      Posted by eric shawn | January 25, 2016, 4:26 am
  4. Privelehio yan ng isang governor hindi ang mga sirang utak na lagi na lang naiinggit. Kawawa ang namamatay sa inggit at nabubuhay na lang sa panaginip. What a miserable life, illminded always trying to catch the wind!!

    Posted by KAPITAN | January 25, 2016, 9:55 am
  5. agpatingga tayo laengen iti “HOPE”? Ket no agboluntaryo tayo nga mangikampanya ken Gen? Let’s pay forward to vote and campaign for Gen’s success. How do we do it? Talk and convince your relatives and friends,to vote for the “HOPE” (GEN V) and tell them to do the same, “to vote and convince” their friends and relatives to do the same, and for these relatives and their friends to do the same (vote and campaign for Gen); the result of this “pay forward” would be for Abra to have a Governor we are all hoping for.

    Posted by Genti | January 25, 2016, 10:12 am
  6. Kung seryosong hangad natin ang tunay na peace and order at pag-asenso ng kabuhayan, kailangan ganap na mawawala ang mga magnanakaw sa kaban ng gobierno para maisakatuparan ang mga tunay na proyekto tungo sa pangkabuhayan at libreng pag-aaral sa kolehio ng mga kapos-palad. Mangyayari lamang ang mga ito sa tapang at malinis na pamumuno ni Duterte at sa dalawang iniisip ng mga ilan-ilan lang na makakatulong niya sa ating probinsiya. Ang tinutukoy ko ay itong dalawa na walang bahid pa sa kanilang pagkatao at sana’y susuportahan sila ng ibat-ibang sectors ng religion, mga NGOs, at mga kabataan na sila rin ang makikinabang. Sabay-sabay sila na tatahakin ang mga bulubundokin at kapatagan hanggat maabot nila ang pinakaliblib na lugar at doon nila mismo ihahatid ang kanilang pagmamahal sa probinsiya sa pamamagitan ng kanilang makataong plataporma. Ang proteksiyon nila ay mga kabataan at ang mga alagad ng Dios sampu na ang mga may mabubuting puso na militar. Andyan sa mga liblib na lugar ang mga majority voters na kung saan nadadala lamang kung anong mga propaganda para ipagpalit nila ang kanilang mga precious votes. Subalit kung mararating lamang ng dalawang kandidato ang mga ito para mapaliwanagan, malaki ang tsansa na mabago pa ang kanilang pananaw kung bakit hindi na kinakailangan ipagbili pa ang kanilang mga sacred votes. Kaya sana’y magsama at magkapit kamay sila General at Doctor na tatahakin ang mga landas tungo sa pagbabago at sa tulong ng mga nabanggit sa itaas. Dito na natin mahuhusgahan ng husto kung sino-sino talaga ang mga nagmamalasakit sa ating mga kawawang kababayan.

    Posted by Quiaba Invisibles | January 25, 2016, 2:58 pm
  7. Kas ti dati adda manen nabukel nga gunglo ti simbaan ken military police action group, CMPAG, nainaw nga mangparmek ti kinarangas ken kinaalas ti ginnatang, panaglako ti botos. Napintas nga panggep kas suggestions da pagayam Genti ken Q INVISIBLE, ket Mano nga elections sinuportarak ti kastoy nga ganuat, ngem piman dismaya, pannakapaay ken gura ti sinagabak manipud kadagiti nabilileg nga addaan kuarta. No inaramat koma ni apo general ti kinaexpertona ti strategic planning, awan koma rason nga saan nga mangabak. Ngem kasla bassit ti panawen a nga nangisagana ti gandatna ket masayanganak ti butos ko ket itedko laengen tay less evil nga kuna ta amangan ta daytoy nga napateg nga butos ket isu pay mangpangabak dagitay awan ammo da kandidato no di pumatay ken ag corrupt -dagiti Lastog.

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | January 25, 2016, 5:16 pm
  8. I AM INVITING KIM JONG JONG OF NORTH KOREA TO DROP THEIR HYDROGEN BOMB IN ABRA TO ELIMINATE CORRUPTION AND START A NEW GENERATION FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE

    Posted by TIBORSIO MAGNANAKAW OF POBLASYON BANGUED | January 26, 2016, 12:37 am
    • AWAN TI REMEDIONAN TI CORRUPTION TI PROBINSIYA TAY NGA ABRAN DETOY KET SAPASAP A NAYTULANGEN TA KAADWAN KET SUPPORTARAN DA DAGITOY MANNAKAW BABA-EN TI INDA PANAGPA BAYAD KADAGITI BOTOS DA.MABIL BILANG TI SAAN NGA UMAWAT TI KUARTA KENNI POLITIKO MAYAT KAYMAN KEN MADI TAYO MASAPOL NGA MATAY AMIN NGA KAPOTOTAN TI ABRA TA MANGRUGI TAY TI NASAYSAYAAT NGA KLASE TI TATTAO NGA AGINDEG TOY ILI TAY NGA ABRA ISU NGA IYARASAAS YO MAN APO NGA OVERSEAS FOREIGN WORKERS KENNI NORTH EAST KOREA KIM JONG JONG NGA ITENNAG NALA DITOY ABRAN TAY HYDROGEN BOMB NAN TA NALALAING

      Posted by Winstone | January 26, 2016, 6:14 am
  9. Subra naman kung lahat. Gayahin lang si Mao sa china na dinali ng mga addict at notorious criminals mahigit na 2 million, ngayon maginhawa na ang buhay nila. Tanggapin lang ang pera kaliwat kanan pero iboboto yong mas matino, pera naman natin iyan. Ibuto si dr Litong Bringas kasama ng mga Bersamins.Ibuto si Duterte at tataba ang isda sa kalaba sa laman ng mga addict, criminal at corrupt na officials ….tiyak na magbago ang huhay ng tao sa Abra, magkkaroon tayo ng matuwid na pinuno…tatahimik at giginhawa ang buhay. Gawin ito at aasa ka.

    Posted by KAPITAN | January 26, 2016, 8:18 am
    • Kopitan do i believe that bersamins believe in tuwid na daaan i have a first hand information that during the meeting with other politicians in manila he said that walang tuwid na daan he needs 500 para waras. Meaning this election he will engage vote buying as his foes will do. But for the new comer they dnt so lets support them

      Posted by eric shawn | January 26, 2016, 10:28 pm
  10. Husto ta kunan Kapitan, malaksid ti panangibosto kadagiti Bulsamins-ta nakita tayo metten no kasano iti pannagkunniber ti Bersamins ken aliporesda iti unos ti 9 nga tawen.
    Awaten dagiti botantes nga itanggaya dagitoy “aggatang” ti botos nga kakandidato, ngem saanda nga mabuteng nga mangibotos kada Doktor ken Heneral para iti panagprogreso ti probinsiya tayo.
    No adda agpabuteng dagiti PAGS, ipa-blotter nga dagus ti kuerpo ti polisya ket “tutukan” ti media tapnon aksiyonan dagitoy diyaske nga pulpol-is. Wenno saan mismo nga dagiti umili ti mangaresto kadagitoy agpabuteng (citizens arrest), ta uray ket saan la met ket nga dagita PAGS ti pulpol-litiko ti adda armasna.

    Posted by GENTI | January 26, 2016, 8:39 am
    • Ditoy northern luzon datayu ti kasukiran managimbubukod nalaing ti rinrinason mananakaw pilosopo sadot negatibo ken aginlalaing isu nga awan asenso na ti abra kompara kadagiti karuba tay nga probinsiya isu nga idawdawat mi nga nakurapay nga itenag koma ni KIM JONG JONG TI EAST KOREA TOY NAKIDIABLO NGA HYDROGEN BOMB NAN TA MALPAS TI KALOKWAN NGA ARAMID NI ABRENIO

      Posted by Dilongo | January 26, 2016, 11:34 am
      • detoy ti kasayaatanen itupak koma dagitoy koreano toy hydrogen bomb dan toy abran takawen da met amin nga pagatang ti botos kadagitay sadot nga awan panonot na nakarigrigat ti biag mi ita ditoy abra trabaho ak nga trabaho bayadak a bayad ti buwis toy negosyok toy Abra awan met pakakitaan kadagity buwis isu metla nga isu maka padi maka polis maka politiko agtatakaw da amin agawid kayo ngamin nga sarita a sarita ditoy ta marikna yo ti panagna ti biag ket sigoradwek nga nasaysayaat no adda mangokom kanyatay aminen diablo a biag ta di metla agbaliw panagbiag gen innem ti puwestok ta tiendaan 12 nga trycycle agbuy and sell ak pay 3nga pagpabauyan piggery awan latta dios ko ti ranggas yo nga agtuturayen

        Posted by FRED ARCANHEL | January 26, 2016, 1:50 pm
        • Kunam pay Fred saan laeng kabsat nga siksika kabsat ti makarikna ti istilo dagitoy agtuturay tayu datayo koma ti palag anan da ta datayu ti maysa nga mangmangted iti pagsapulan ti tattao ngem anyan ta datay pay iti ma tungpats ken agbayad ti agalalangit nga buwis ken licensia tay nga commersiante.Dayta gasolina diesel nabayag nga nag roll backen aginga ita sumelasu nga awan unay ti rollback na nakaskas daaw ta adayu nga nalaklaka dita ilocos sur ilocos norte cagayan kalinga apayao isabela ifugao apay ngata toy abra ket kastoy nga tila kaykayat da nga presyo narigat nga maganansiyaanen toy producto a lako mon adda ka pay la dita tangadan tunnel tungpaten domanon ka dita sinalang no nakapsot ti tanyam tungpat manen agbaon to ni politiko ti nagtari armalite tungpat manen no ilakom ta puesto ta tiendaan awan man met makagtengen a ta pangato da pay met a pangato ti puwesto isu nga datayu ti inda gisgisarenen nga kasla malotloto nga kitcharonen.Ti DTI ,COA a rebbeng na koma nga mangkita kadagitoy ayanda ,awan makitkitada.apay ngata nga wan dumanon ken Presidente Pinoy no anya ti kasasad ti panagbiag toy Abran.Anya ngata met ti ibagbaga ni Congresswoman ,apan sa met agbilbilang ti alutiit diay Congresso, Padasen tay koma ngarud ni Dr.Litong Bringas ta bareng no lumimpio met ti kasasa aden ti biag ditoy Abran mayat da man ken madi da dagitoy emplayadok sika ti ibutos da Dok awan ti kasukat na detoy Dok singiren nak latta uray mano basta agbiaggak laketdi

          Posted by Timoteo | January 27, 2016, 12:49 am
        • Timoteo we elect governor as kas pagamaen tau no ta kunam nga awan dumandanun ken presidente ada ngem pulong ken bulong kadagiti kalaban da isu dyta aramid tskit ngem no jy pagimbagan koma awan lang ti ammok ta no project loan py dyta 1b nga utang tau dawdawaten lng ti gobernador ti sabali nga probinsya dagita isu dagitoy pasamsk ti abra ket idu ti rupa ti liderato ni gova

          Posted by eric shawn | January 27, 2016, 2:06 am
        • DETOY PAY TI MAYSA NGA DATDATLAG APO ERIC SHAWN APAY NGATA NGA AG PROJECT LOAN TAYU TOY ABRA KET ADDA MET AGAPU NATIONAL A PONDO NA DETA NGA PROJECT,DIPAY DOBLE DOBLE URAY ADDA PONDO NA TA PROJECT E-LOAN DANTO PAY,TI ABABA NGA SARITA DAGITOY LOAN TOY ABRA NAYBULSA AMIN NI KOLIGLIG KEN TAY 40% LEGAL PERCENTAGE NA KADAGITOY A PROJECTS PLUS YEARLY ALLOTED MAINTAINANCE FUND FROM THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AY KET DAKKEL TI MAAL ALA NA NI KOLIGLIG NGA KUARTA ISU PAYEN NGA SAAN UNAY NGA AGTAGTAGARIN A PROBLEMA NA NO PAGIKABILANNA TI KUARTAN DETOY KET NO BUAYA KOMA TAY PAYLA SUNGO NA TI INTAY MAKITKITA

          Posted by FRED ARCANHEL | January 27, 2016, 2:57 am
        • Desperado ka unay Fred Arc saan mo iramraman ti kaaduan. Siguro dakkel problemam, ngem kaaduan nga problema ket bakod met la bagi ti gapuna. Baka padam daytoy am-ammok nga nagdakkel sueldona, sg 32 more than 100 000p t binulan, ngem agup-upa ti dakkel nga balay. Rason, napigsa ti sugal, chicks, drugs pa siguro. Baliwam life style mo kabsat, denggem diay balakad ni Naeling. Umasideg ka ken apo kunana, a gkararag ken saan ka nga agtalek la ta bagim no d di agtalek ka ken apo. dagiti lastog ti agtalek laeng bagbagida

          Posted by CONTRALASTOG | January 28, 2016, 7:15 pm
        • APAY NGA IPASAM MET KANYAKON DAGITI ARAMID TI POLITIKON CONTRALASTOG UMAPAL KAN SA METTEN SAANAK NGA DESPERADO ADDA ANNAK TI DADAKEL NGA NEGOSYO NGA ADDA AN NAKURANG NGA DUWA GASOT NGA EMPLADOK TOY BANGUED PADASEM NGAMIN TI AGNEGOSYO TI DAKKEL TA MAKITAM A NASAYAAT TOY INNAK PALPALAWAPAWEN.SAANAK NGA AGSUGAL AG BABAI TI BISYOK KET TAY AGDONASYUN DITA ST.JAMES CATHEDRAL

          Posted by FRED ARCANHEL | January 29, 2016, 6:59 am
    • Kopitan u see genti who used to idolized tagamasid believe that bersamins are corrupt eventhough they are only the politicians in abra who deny it . Kopitan do u know the difference bet the bersamins and other elected officials? Other officisls are not denying thst they are corrupt while the bersins are denying to the max especially ruby who said that walang criminal sa angkan nila n chari who posted verses of the bible to cover up their corruption avtivities worst violence have been tolerated by them so that they are saints in the eyes of abrenians. They are like americans who instigate war in the feuding countries by providing war materials and finsncisl aid to escalate war so that they can step in as peacemaker and be a hero to the oeople affected of war the rest is history.

      Posted by eric shawn | January 26, 2016, 5:34 pm
  11. As I mentioned the nth times, we are all corrupt since the downfall of Adam n Eve. We have corrupt officials because corruption started with most of us by yielding to glitter of gold, accepting money during elections. As I often mention, we are all sinners, Rm 3:10 ,23. Our only hope for a better governance is by electing the less corrupt, the less evils who don’t intimidate n murder people- The Bersamins who have done so much for the province, Yes, we have loans but have a lot of projects, infras for one. Roads to Pilar extended to Ilocos sur through Borgus, rehab of hospitals, roads to hinterlands are far longer extensive, far longer t han precedents’ governors had done put together. peace n order greatly improved during gov takit administration. Any way why loan when we have funds n budget, because our allotment n budget are not enough. Our country has trillions of budget, American n other rich countries also borrowed money because their budget is not enough for their needs for development.
    Let us hope that Dr Litong Bringas will be blessed with same fortune gov Takit received since his first attempt. For general Viernes, with all his credentials, I doubt, only miracle will give him a chance because he appear in Abra now he needs us. He neglected us when we needed his services most. He avoided risk for self reservation Yes, only miracle, But how often do we have miracles? How many of us really believe in miracles and expect miracles .when we most of us are corrupt?

    Posted by TAGAMASID | January 27, 2016, 7:14 pm
    • I beg to disagree tagamasid only the bersamins are not corrupt officials in abra as rubi claimed in every undertakings she have wala daw criminal at corrupt sa kanila. I can only compared takit to pinoy in rekation to the mamasapano incident. He let violence happened in his province for him to be saint while pinoy he ket 44 saf commandos died for him to save the peace process. Wortst leader ung ganito they dont murder but they let their men being slaughtered.n they eash their hsnds like pontio pilato

      Posted by eric shawn | January 28, 2016, 1:17 am
    • Improved peace n order in abra is a myth tagamasid check the record of bodano for the period under review 50 percent increase compared to previous year. Look around the cspitol a platoon of army roaming around to secure tskit you go to the streets a lot of pnp personnel deployed is that a sign of improved peace n order. In bangued there was decrease of crime incidents bec of the ordinance against riding in tandem it was unpopular ordinsnce to curb shooting invident kodos who implimented it but im sure it was not tskit infact he let it implimented for the people will get mad for those who initiated.

      Posted by eric shawn | January 28, 2016, 2:07 pm
  12. Kasatno ket madanaganen ni koliglig baka masalisian da ti suicide bomber ,Iti karigat ti biag ita ado ti mayat a mabayadanen nga ag suicide bomber

    Posted by J.J Bernal | January 29, 2016, 1:36 am
    • A Politician created a devil that equals to their greediness which is called the suicide bombers of Abra that soon will spill a blood bath in the heart of the province

      Posted by THE MESSENGER | January 29, 2016, 7:15 am
  13. Awan pay suicide bomber ti Pinas, diay la Middle East t adu.Ti adu ditoy tay saan nga makakita ti nasayaat, tay la dakes t makitada. Ti adu dagitay agbuteng ti anniniwanda, uray awan ti al-Alia agbutengda, no adda makita da a pumatay, agbalin da nga umel – dagitoy ti kadaksan nga lastog nga mangdadael it Abra.

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | January 29, 2016, 7:05 am
    • ,JOLO ,SULO ,BASILAN KEN ZAMBOANGA TI ADDAAN..SAPAY AYAN MO A LOBONG APAY DIKA AGBASBASA TI MAPASPASAMAK DIAY MINDANAO.BASE TI INTELIGENCE.KABAR BARODA DITOY ABRA URAYEM NGA AGSAYASAY TI KIMALABA A DARA SAKAN TO IBAGA NGA LASTOGAK RESULTA DETOY TAY ARAMID TI POLITIKO NGA KALANG GO NGAN

      Posted by THE MESSENGER | January 29, 2016, 7:33 am
    • Contralastog ask koliglig he has platoon of pnp n army to secure him despite of lack of personnel dapat mga pupulis na yan maimbestigahan na ng comelec at pias kc nakasecurity pa rin sila attn atty belmes impose election laws naman

      Posted by eric shawn | January 29, 2016, 7:51 am
  14. T MAKUNA A SUICIDE BOMBER KET DAGITAY AGIBARIKES TI MANO NGA DINAMITA SADA PABITTAKEN. KEN DAGITAY AGKARGA TI LUGAN MANO GASUT NG KGS NGA DINAMITA SADA IDUNGPAR DIAY TARGETS DA. Awan ditoy Pinas uray Basilian, Jolo or Zamboanga napanglaw ti tao ken kaaduan tarkok.

    Napinpintas nga military ken PNP ti security ni boss Takit ta disiplinado dagitoy ngem PAGS nga ar-aramaten ti kalabanna nga agpapatay la ammoda kadagiti kalaban ti amoda. Lastog la t agpili t PAGS!

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | January 29, 2016, 9:13 am
    • Advance warnimg detoyen ken adda maripripirip ni Bossing mo a Koligligen a platoon of army plus police and pags it is not so obvious that the father of the province has so much security compare to other neighboring provinces if they have this kind of security koliglig is more than Pinoy sakit ti nakem ti ig iganan dagiti nakorapay nga naka adal one two three of human suicide bomber will send a clear message to Pinoy isu nga pada anan yo tay iyu umay nga pasamak tapno ti kasta makariing ni Pinoy nga dakkel unay ti problema toy abra ti graft and corruption

      Posted by Iha lambingan | January 29, 2016, 9:39 am
      • NAKAKAS DAAW MET NGA AGPAYSU NO APAY NGA AWAN DUMANUN KEN PINOY ,AWAN MET TI MATUWID NA DAAN NA NGA MAAR ARAMID TOY PROBINSIYA SATAY TO LA MATA-WAN NO MAPASAMAK DETOY ADDA AG SUICIDE NGA AGTAGI BOMBAN ,DAKAYO NGA AGTUTURAY TI NANGI PARSUA KADAGITOY A PANPANONOT AGUMA KAY NGA MANRESOLBA KADAYTOY

        Posted by J.J Bernal | January 29, 2016, 9:53 am
    • Awan ka gayam toy Pilipinas apay no agawid ka toy Abra ta siak a mismo ti mangirakep kenka toy suicidal vest sakasto ibaga agpaypaysu gayam mohica

      Posted by Iha lambingan | January 29, 2016, 11:36 am
    • NI BOSSING MO TI AGPAPATAY TI TAO CONTRALASTOG ADDA EBIDENSIAM KUNAM KET ANYA MET NGARUD TI EBIDENSIYAM DIAY BANGIR ISU NGA AGPARPARIS TALA NGA DUWA NGA PALAWAPAW HAK HAK HAK

      Posted by Lastog | January 30, 2016, 12:47 am
  15. Umadani toy fiesta toy Bangueden tay ket panag fiesta da Baquiran ken Tamo,

    Posted by A | January 29, 2016, 11:45 am
    • Ay apo ta nalimpio ken nalinak toy Abra no man pay pinaganan da ti killing fields of the North.

      Posted by Money Pokwax | January 30, 2016, 1:02 am
      • You are dreaming like contralastog kapitan etc.from DON QUINTIN PAREDES UP TO THIS GENERATION OF POLITICIANS ARE ALL BULLY SUMELASU BOTBOT NGEN DA ITI ITURAYAN DA SADANTO ISU ISU DA NGA POLITICO TI AGPIPINATAY NADANON MAN TAY CIRKOLO NGA MABATI TAY MABATIN TI SALODSOD SINO NGATA TI UMUNA A MATAY.TAY NATAYAN ISU TI MANGABAK

        Posted by Lastog | January 30, 2016, 2:02 am
        • Kasla ken manong ko a chito pinatay da ta pangabakendak kas kona ni Koliglig.Ni awan a nangeg a plata porma no isu ti mapagasatan a mangabak.Pasig met nga loan ti madengdengeg California style of life basta adda agpa utang manso makamonto tay banko nga mangkali kanyakon hak hak hak

          Posted by Crab Mentality | January 30, 2016, 2:13 am
      • Kalpasan nga naikuadra ti likod t nalamiis nga landok tay kalastogan nga Kabalyo in-inot nga agpokaw ti killing fields ti Abra malaksid ta Lapas ken Danglas nga ayan pay laeng ti lastog. Rason. Kasapulan ti 2 nga aglaban. Saan a kayat ni gov .ti pinnatay. Bassiten ti Pags nga kamkamaten ti Abra shield. AFP, PNP Laban ti Pags manipud nagturay ni apo takit. Suportaran tayo kasta met ken Dr Litong Bringas tapno tuloytuloyen ti talna ken agbaliw ti Bangued nga nakababaen ti kinarugit na aglalo dita plasa kas nadakamat ni apo Naeling. Agpanunot tayo…suportaran ti KINATALNA ken KINADALOS – BB, BRINGAS N BERSAMINS!

        Posted by CONTRALASTOG | January 30, 2016, 7:18 am
  16. The people of the churches have craved silently for justice. The emergence of Dr. Litong Bringas and the coming out of nowhere of the unknown peace advocate running for an executive position in the province is an answered prayers. We are made to believe that logistics, political machinery, and the 3Gs is formidable in politics. it is not always the case. When it is time for heaven to finally strikes to serve justice that is long overdue (Hoping that a change of heart will be seen to those people in position) that any human power nor intervention will have no more bearings. Take the case of King Saul, the first king of the Israelite. He was chosen by God to lead the twelve tribes but after going astray, the unknown Shepperd David suddenly become popular and was enthroned unexpectedly. Yes, let those unbelievers continuously mock the power of heaven, for David have slewed the mighty Goliath with a mere slingshot as a testimony to the faithless that God will took charge once a condition be offered in the altar.

    Posted by naeling | January 30, 2016, 9:09 am
  17. SG 32. Saan na nga maawatan ti kayat nga sakwen ni apo Naeling nga ‘ emergence of Dr Litong Bringas…..unknown peace advocate running for executive ( governador daytoy).’ Ay kalastogan nga ampaw, ti kayat ni apo Naeling ket ni Dr Bringas ken ni general ti mangabak. Dagitoy ti kinikilingan na, tay kayatna. Kayat ko met ni Dr Bringas ta nabayagen ti Abra, nasaririt ken natakneng,nii Gen sorry narigat awan ti makam-ammo kenkuana ta ita la nga agparang ti Abra.

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | January 31, 2016, 10:00 am
  18. Papagayam, it is quite flattering to see that you were stuck with the thought of my post. To make my point clear, just like many other else that are eager to see change in our province, I am also preoccupied with these matters. Many of us in aCom have shared our views, some do so in vague manner, others manages to articulate it well but what matters most is the true solution of all these problems. It is but God and his will. Politics are full of evils that trample the humanity of a person once engage in it. According to a credible source, no politicians settles in high heaven after discarding their physical lives, no not one, but all are in hell. How could it be when they have all the wrong doings of misusing public funds, destroys the lives of their perceived opponents, engage in illicit relationships and many other evil acts. We have beseech our leaders to change their ways and look for God and His words as their guide and weapon to overcome self-centered motives. The Puritans manage to make America great because they allowed God to intervene in their affairs through intense prayer before an important decision is to be made. Associating with the church people is a wise move for our leaders rather than clinging to 3Gs. But the ecstasy of power overwhelms them. They wanted it all the more. The only thing we can do is to pray. Dr. Bringas and Gen. Viernes have the purest of intention to serve the people. They are no traditional politicians. This is what we have prayed for. To see men of good courage to lock horns with the powers that enslaves us. They have laid their lives at stake. We should not pin our hope with the “less evil”. We continue to pray that God’s name and power be glorified that his righteousness, peace and prosperity will finally rest in our province.

    Posted by naeling | February 1, 2016, 3:38 am
    • Amen. Mga alipores ni takit meaning less evil n evil pareho lng demonyo. So lets try the two bagito acdngky it was answered prayer of naeling n tagamasid so lets grab it.

      Posted by eric shawn | February 1, 2016, 6:11 am
  19. The word flattering is not appropriate for your feeling towards reactions of fellow bloggers on your thought and stand Naeling. You deserved more than that for your noble advice and encouragement. Actually you are one of the few, like Pedro Abrenio before who shared their thoughts full of wisdom to ponder and to hope for a better Abra. With regards to gen Viernes’ candidacy, I doubt of his chances in spite of his overwhelming credentials. Compared to Saul and David before, I think people before were more God fearing than most of Abrenians. Besides, there was a direct intercession of God before through His prophets.

    Of all your posts Eric, this is your best. Using the word AMEN implies that something wonderful begun to grow inside you. Good for you. Maybe Naeling’s words made that wonderful growth of change. Keep up the positive change and you’ll continue to receive blessings – respect, love, and peace. That’s plain Karma – ‘ Love begets love.’ And God said ” Forgive and you shall be forgiven.” “But if you don’t ….never be forgiven.”

    Posted by TAGAMASID | February 1, 2016, 8:57 am
    • Just remind me of a lady politicians when i post in this web like a blind item asking who is a lady politician known to post verses of the bible in her fb pero corrupt naman . All her supporters n friends typed AMEn in their fbs including her meaning they aknowledge that she is indeed corrupt so only ruby n takit are not corrupt politicians in abra.

      Posted by eric shawn | February 1, 2016, 4:17 pm
      • GEN VIERNES IS A NEW HOPE FOR ABRA….LAHAT NG NAKAUPO AY DAPAT SILANG MAPALITAN..PARA SA PAGBABAGO…KUNG SILA PA DIN NA DATI..WALANG MABABAGO..PATI BUHAY MO WALANG MABABAGO..DAHIL LAGI KANG NAKATAGO.. We WILL CAMPAIGN FOR GEN. VIERNES..

        Posted by kailian ti abra | February 4, 2016, 12:35 am
  20. There was this good question of Sysop; Why will I Vote for you? And Gen. Viernes answer that he is the messiah, the redeemer, the hope, and the master innovator. Does everybody believed this? Before I cast my vote for him i just want a small cmments on this matter, fellow bloggers what can u say?

    Posted by Loud & Clear | March 9, 2016, 4:43 pm

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