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After Lawin, Abrenians are feeling left out, demoralized and frightened

Relief Goods from Deet, Tayum.

Relief Goods from Deet, Tayum. 

We all know how Typhoon Lawin devastated the Province of Abra. Millions of pesos worth of damages to crops, infrastructure and houses were reported. Abra was isolated during the typhoon. Powers and Communications were knocked off.

DSWD was quick to respond (at least according to the papers). Relief Goods were packed in beautiful boxes. The content will last for 2 days for a family of 5.

Th Provincial Government also declared Abra under the State of Calamity. This of course would enable them to allocate emergency funds to assist in rebuilding our province.DSWD also announce that they will provide cash assistance of 5,000.00 to 30,000.00 pesos for those people who’s houses were damaged. OWWA also promised 3,000.00 pesos cash assistance for OFW families.

You think everything will be fine, right? Well not so fast.

Relief Good and Cash Assistance

After more than a month since the typhoon, people are now asking. Where are those relief goods and funds?

Complaints are pouring in. Instead of the DWSD boxes, people got a plastic bag with some can goods, instant noodles a bag of rice that only last for one meal.

As far as those cash relief, Abrenians are at lost on what to do. They are either excluded from the list, caught in the government red tape or just simply doesn’t know what to do.

Some Government officials claimed that the DSWD assistance were simply not enough (I thought Sec. Taguiwalo claimed we have plenty?), so they divided the DSWD boxes and repacked the good.  But then again, each Municipality should have an allocated calamity fund (according to the law, LGU are supposed to keep 5% of their yearly revenue for Calamity Fund). But I bet you, we can look at their annual audit report and they either re-align those funds for other use or they just simply didn’t allocate anything. In other words, most of these LGU’s were not prepared.

ABRECO

ABRECO, for the nth time is back in the lime light. As of this writing, there’s still several areas in Abra without power. According to our sources, repairs are slow because ABRECO doesn’t have the means to fund the repairs. No wonder, they are requiring subscribers to pay for the service drops. Frankly, the ABRECO problem will never go away unless the Governor or Congressman have the political will to confront the leadership of ABRECO.


What now?

I commend how the PDRMMC conducted early warning planning that resulted in just one death. They were also in full force during the airlifting of relief goods specially to the far flung areas. This made the Governor look good, despite her being abroad during the typhoon.

The initial Relief Goods are probably long gone by now. But the rebuilding process will take a long time. Is the government going to follow through?

What’s really bothering is, how can the Government spend millions in the likes of Casamata Park, Provincial capitol or the Bangued Town Plaza and yet we have the poorest of the poor crying for help? Where’s the priority here?

They are poor. They are feeling left out, demoralized and frightened. Who’s gonna fight for them? Certainly not the government as they are all busy with their own beautification for the coming Christmas holidays.

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91 thoughts on “After Lawin, Abrenians are feeling left out, demoralized and frightened

  1. After Lawin, Abrenians are feeling left out, demoralized and frightened ay ket pabasolen yo man ta politicon di payla ngarud dakayo ti mangituray barbareng no corned beef to tay naylata nga mayted yon kanyamin apo ,,apay agparpariri kayo wenno anya , nalaing kayla unay….hep hep horray…hakhakhak

    Posted by 91 | November 22, 2016, 1:19 am
  2. 91 read and comprehend the articles posted by my katokayo. He doesnt blame politicians instead he criticized them constructively which is a healthy move for a democratic country we have. For the lgu’s response to lawin i commend the governor for his relief operation on board a chopper but i despised him for bringing individuals who dont have participation in relief operation. For your info 91 riding a chopper does not have a thrill anymore to me because of my frequent boarding everytime i nid to conduct aerial assessment n field visit when time ran out. 91 bka isa ka sa mga ngseselfie sa kampo sa mga chopper piman aya ta haanka py nakasakay

    Posted by eric shawn | November 22, 2016, 9:20 am
    • in my own understanding and bottom part of it is blaming the politician,
      they cannot please everyone , a can of sardine is better than nothing , saan yo a piliten nga paada-en tay awan apo, anya kayatyo agtakaw ta politiko iti iparawad na kanyatayo,agyaman kami apo ta adda naytulong yo kanyami kunak a saan ngarud , apay sisiak laeng aya ti ikkan da ti sardinas ket nagado kami a pagwarasan na,no sisiak la koma ti abrenian nga pagwarasan na a ket agreklamo ak ngem nagado kam met ti kasayaatan ket agyaman tayo tay adda nga maytulong da kanyatayo

      Posted by 91 | November 23, 2016, 2:50 am
  3. Errratum instead of his it should be her

    Posted by eric shawn | November 22, 2016, 9:21 am
  4. kritikar kay nga kritikar awan kay met toy abra
    umay kayo a ditoy sallapadan ta maawatan yo dagitoy inkay ibagbaga ditoy Eric Shawn

    Posted by 91 | November 23, 2016, 3:01 am
  5. La, agbinnuakawkayo . . . . wampay nalaing, yos!

    Posted by pwetyo | November 23, 2016, 1:30 pm
  6. ERIC SHAWN ang babaw ng pananaw mo eto piso maghanap ka ng kausap mo iho hahaha

    Posted by 91 | November 24, 2016, 1:38 am
    • 91 i cnt argue with you bec u cnt not even construct one paragrapgh in english i like to argue the likes og genti pedro abreno n tagamasid study their arguement n u learn from them

      Posted by eric shawn | November 25, 2016, 7:06 pm
      • ……I welcome any fair-minded discussion that won’t insult public sensibilities. We don’t have to dwell in the gutter since this business is already unfortunate enough. Just read through the forum posts Eric Shawn and do not invent stories

        Posted by 91 | November 26, 2016, 1:05 am
  7. Maysa ti ili ti Lagangilang ti napakaruan nga dinalapus ti Lawin. Naperdi ti irigasyon ket immutang ti asosasyon iti 50K manipud ti ADTEMCO tapnon masimpa ti pangawidan ti danum sadiay karayan. Masapul pay ti 250K tapnon ma-rehabilitate wenno masimpa dagitay nagiday nga kanal nangpulsot ti irigasyon. Immay ti NIA, kinita met ti DA, ti naperdi nga irigasyon. Naiyasideg pay ti problema iti Gobernadora, ngem ania ti naitulongda? Awan, agsipud ta nalpas kanun tay”budget” daytoy nga fiscal year. Mabalin nga addanto kano “ngata” maipuruakda kalpasan nga mapagsasaritaanda ti budget ti sumaruno nga fiscal year. Kagudua wenno ad adu pay nga dati nga ag second cropping koma ti saan nga makapagtalon ta awan met danum nga dumanon iti taltalonenda. Please, somebody educate me; ania ti serbi ti makunkuna nga “calamity fund”? Wenno ania ti serbi ti “emergency fund” ti probinsiya wenno ti ili? Dagiti mannalon ti Lagangilang ket kasapulanda ti “banniit nga pagkalapda”, saan nga tay maiduol nga sangaapuyan nga bagas ken dua lata nga sardinas tapnon makaraepda. In other words, give them the tools (help them fix the broken irrigation system) to farm and produce rice, not “lip service” and a little bit of rice.

    Posted by Genti | November 24, 2016, 9:07 am
  8. No ti nagan ti bagyo ket Eric Shawn mabalin nga isi itan na toy probisiya tayo nga Abra hakhakhak

    Posted by 91 | November 26, 2016, 3:16 am
  9. Nagadu ket ti buakaw ditoyen!

    Posted by pwetyo | November 28, 2016, 12:13 pm
    • hakhakhak!here comes another piso snob Abrenian .who left behind itneg speaking County..puwetmo at Erica mag hanep kayo nang mag hanep tig pi piso na kayo ngayun hakhakhak

      Posted by 91 | November 29, 2016, 6:05 am
  10. Bangsit pay sang-awmo, langgong! Maangotko pay ditoy barriomi nga Mokog!

    Posted by pwetyo | November 30, 2016, 2:04 pm
  11. smells like your pwetmo hakhakhak

    Posted by 91 | December 1, 2016, 1:31 am
  12. 91 ask ko lng sau if parepareho lng amoy ng puki

    Posted by eric shawn | December 1, 2016, 3:13 am
  13. Sagutin mo ako 91 if parepareho lng amoy ng puki

    Posted by eric shawn | December 3, 2016, 6:43 pm
  14. talagang sira talaga ang iyong kokote Eric Shawn wala ka bang nanay ,bastos !!!!!!!!

    Posted by 91 | December 3, 2016, 11:11 pm
    • D mo masagot 91 inig sabihin baho puki mo o d pa ikaw ngkain yan poor boy 91 dapat mgsama ka sa mga lakad ng sg32 para makatikim ka ng starlet ung bisita nyo na artista everytime fista nyo jan ngdaan na sa mga sg 32 mga yan hehe

      Posted by eric shawn | December 4, 2016, 2:14 am
      • Eric Shawn palitan mo kaya yang titi mo nang pikpik para ibagyabang mo rito sa a.com marami kang alam na bagaybagay na walang kuwenta magpills ka na nang magpills para walang batang lalabas na kagaya mo olol , baka naman eh buntis ka at gusto mong magpa abort kagaya ni VP yan tuloy hindi na siya pina attend ni Digono , welcome back ilokanos at the palace hakhakhak

        Posted by 91 | December 4, 2016, 7:23 am
        • Poor 91 still idolizing a person who plundered billions murdered and turrured activitist. 91 u are one of those who believe in the social media propaganda no wonder digong won bec of idiots like you. One of ur relative will be evaporated surely ur praises to him will be out of tone.

          Posted by eric shawn | December 4, 2016, 10:15 am
        • 91 bkt nga ba d mo masagot if parepareho lng amoy ng puki

          Posted by eric shawn | December 4, 2016, 10:16 am
        • amoy amoyin mo ang mabalahibong pagong ni MOCHA USON at saka mo pitik pitikin ang iyong pagka manyakis na okel okel saka mag jakolili sa iyong maryang palad sabay sabi oh my DE-lima olol hakhakhak

          Posted by 91 | December 4, 2016, 3:13 pm
        • ganyan pagka hindi nakaranas nang deisi 9 ,tanong nang tanong,itanong mo na lang kay VP Erica bakit siya na fire out sa cabinet making marami pa kayong gata nang niyog at bigas kakainin ,papunta ka pa lang pabalik na si komporme Digono mabaho na kasi ang mga pikpik yong parehas Erica isama mo na rin si DE-5 hakhakhak

          Posted by 91 | December 4, 2016, 3:27 pm
  15. Just answer if parepareho lng ng amoy belat 91 ur answer will tell you who you are?

    Posted by eric shawn | December 5, 2016, 3:17 am
  16. Laglag met ni detoy eric shawn . . . dimo la madlawen nga dina kayat nga sungbatan ta saludsodmo ta engot-eng-eng suna. No dimo met maawatan deta engot-eng-eng . . damagem ken Kullian no sibibiag pay!

    Posted by pwetyo | December 5, 2016, 2:16 pm
    • Marami akong alam na engot the most prominent is takit kaya naging lossing brred sya kc engot

      Posted by eric shawn | December 6, 2016, 4:25 am
      • masalamin mo na lang ang panunulat mo Eric Shawn sa panunulat mo nalang kumakapit ka na lang kung sino sinong matrona hahaha what is also clear here Erica you just like a man that is actually possessed by dreaming a matrona in the bed with you kaya tanong ka nang tanong actually you cannot differenciate the smell of an obet and pikpik itanong mo na lang kay Gova hakhakhak

        Posted by 91 | December 6, 2016, 6:30 am
  17. di malaman kung ano itong sinasabi ni Eric Shawn kailangan pa rin bang sasabihin yan dito sa a.com papalayo nang papalayo ang topic itanong mo na lang kay Tulfo baka may uusok na naman diyan … sige banat..bat di mo pa diretsahin ang iyong tinotombok si Gova ba ???o yong nakaraang Gova???? sementeryo abot mo diyan pag mali ang iyong sagot ?takot kang sumagot ngayun olol !! hakhakhak

    Posted by 91 | December 7, 2016, 1:07 am
    • Kaw bigyan ko ng piso pg pano madtermine kung mabango belat kht d mo amoyin. Biyan kita another piso pg makapgcomment ka sa isssue ng isang paragraph in english

      Posted by eric shawn | December 7, 2016, 4:43 am
      • copy and paste yang sagot mo sa nakaraang comments ko sa iyo hakhakhak baka kasuhan kita nang batas nang kopiamos iho palibhasa sa amoy ka lang magaling hahaha

        Posted by 91 | December 7, 2016, 10:15 am
        • Anong kaso iho kung masagot mo bigay ako ng 2 piso

          Posted by eric shawn | December 7, 2016, 3:43 pm
        • hahaha anong kaso pwe hindi mo alam ang bobo mo naman hahahaha Grade 3 la nga agpaysu ti nadanun mo ta hala uray tagalog na wrong grammar latta,spelling na kurang kurang nga kasla ta otek mon inyan to ket ta Eng eng nga english sen nakarkaro manen ah talaga met nga amoy amoyin ti ammom nga aramidenen injakolili naka la koman ni tatang mon hakhakhakhak pwe

          Posted by 91 | December 8, 2016, 12:13 am
        • ammom aya ti LAW ket linoloko ti ammom Eric Shawn hahahaha

          Posted by 91 | December 8, 2016, 1:53 am
  18. Il make 3 peso just name one law that may be charged against you for bullying blogger like me here in the net.let me ask you again how do you determine na mabango ang belat kht d mo amoyin

    Posted by eric shawn | December 8, 2016, 8:31 am
  19. D mo masagot talaga no wonder damak kang dungol ka. I admit i am somehow part of 4ps bec i belong to the twg that was responsibke for the expansion of 4ps beneficiaries b4 takit made my life miserable

    Posted by eric shawn | December 9, 2016, 5:22 am
  20. Wala na si kolokoy 91 kung sino sino na pinagtatanungan pano mgdetermine kung mabango ang belat kht d mo pa amoyin

    Posted by eric shawn | December 9, 2016, 8:44 pm
  21. Ayan na di ibagbagada nga P5000, P15000, P30000 nga maited kadagiti biktima no bagyo Yolanda? Sardinas, kape, bassit nga bagas, moskitero met la gayam t adda. Piman, agbalbaliw kano t Abra…

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | December 11, 2016, 3:19 pm
    • As per info from the victims of typhoon which was confirmed by my two big eyes when i visited the wharehous of the construction owned by the mayor that ration packs were not yet distributed all to the victims of the recent typhoon.

      Posted by eric shawn | December 11, 2016, 4:29 pm
  22. It was announced that P30k be given to those whose houses are totally damaged, n 15k to partly damaged, n 5k for slightly damaged. Moskitero ti pangsukatda ti isim nga timmayab? Piman talaga nga kalastogan!

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | December 11, 2016, 9:36 pm
  23. Di lumabas din na ang tinutumbok yung mabaho ay ang pikpik ni oh my god dahil hindi pa sigoro nakaligo noon dahil wala pang tubig sa bagyong lawin dahil sa kaka helikopter nila ni Erica na survey nang survey nang damages nang bagyong lawin sa probinsiya
    tama kinalastog dagiti kari a kari nga pang finansial nga tulong agin-ga ita awan ,amoy sardinas amoy pikpik amoy Erica hanggang pangako at magpahanggang magkakalimutan na pangako hakhakhak

    Posted by 91 | December 11, 2016, 10:41 pm
    • 91 im not referring to gob joy ung baho ng belat im sure her smells good because i saw to her the sign that smells good beside her room has cr surely bango yan . D mo alam pano mgdetermine talaga poor 91 ang alam nyang amoy belat e parepareho lng amoy bagoong

      Posted by eric shawn | December 12, 2016, 12:35 am
      • hakhakhak amoy Jollybee langhap sarap mo Erection ganoon ba ibig mong sabihon iho hahaha .,amoy amuyin na parang french fries bago kainin , hakhakhak hindi kaya amoy youngs town nagkawalaan kaya yang ang naamoy amoy mo na naman Erica ,inspectionin mo ang pag aari para malaman mo iho sigoradong nandiyan yang nangangamoy na sardinas nagtatago hakhakhak

        Posted by 91 | December 12, 2016, 7:27 am
        • Kawawa ka 91 ang amoy na nalanghap mo e amoy sardinas tsk tsk no wonder 4ps ka lng naman hai d tau level u will never agree to me bec u never encounter a belat na mabango talaga. 4ps ka so angot 4ps naamoy mo. Yak amoy sardinas lng kaya mo yak

          Posted by eric shawn | December 12, 2016, 3:50 pm
  24. sa panlasang pagong na amoy bagoong ikaw yon Erica hakhakhak pingasan da koma ta nakatilayun nga okel okel mo kadagita inka man ibagbaga ditoyen nga angot sardinas nga naka bodegan wheeww diak pati diak kita daytoy deta angot sardinas diak ammo deta ta diak aramid ti agar aramid ti istorya nga saan nga agpeypeysu a kas kenka Erica inka ket bugwanen ta amoy sardinas nga tiltilayun mon hakhakhak

    Posted by 91 | December 12, 2016, 8:45 pm
    • Honestly 91 d pa ikaw nakaamoy ng mabanging belat kc d mo pa naexperience ung mga png sg 32 kaya baho belat natikman mo umayka ta okuyig ka starlet agiserve doubleblack lavel mo no agshot ka tas piliem no adino type mo yan past time namin sg32

      Posted by eric shawn | December 13, 2016, 3:44 am
  25. Malaking gulat ko sa taong ito sa dami ng ipinabibigay na supporta sa magsasaka ng tabako sa tobacco producing municipalities tulad ng hose, water pump, fertilizers, n even trucktors mula sa Ra7171.Dahil kaya sa takot kay tatay Digong o sa bagong provincial leaders na nagkataon di kaaliado ng Sn Isidro at Pilar? Ano ang naamoy mong dahilan dito Eric o sa amoy bagoong na bilat ka lang mahilig?

    Posted by KAPITAN | December 14, 2016, 9:12 pm
    • Kopitan i pity u kc amoy bagoong ang belat na alam nyo ni 91 tungkol jan sa agri issues na yan i cannt comment kc u dnt have the balls to mention names so that i could investigate if ur post is indeed true.

      Posted by eric shawn | December 16, 2016, 12:09 am
      • ibig mong sabihon Erica kain nang kain pati kapitbahay maski na si mommy sardine kakayanin mo ha !! ,eto piso matibay ang pang amoy mo kung kaya mo kundi mangamoy kang parang tabako at halong bagoong hakhakhak

        Posted by 91 | December 17, 2016, 8:03 pm
        • 91 it seems u dnt exoerience all kinds of women. For me the best partner in bed are age 40 to 47 if you are also in the 30s. If you are in the 40s good partners are in the 30s but when u are in 50 to 60s best is 16 to 20. These are my observation everytime we gathered in an exclusive place wherein women were given to us as token of thanks for their request in our office to be approved takenote 91 some of the women are showbiz personality name them and they provide u for me i dnt want 20s i prefer 40s because their belat n body are all taken care with the most expensive beauty products in town n their performance in bed are oerfect for they dont hesitate to tell what u will do.

          Posted by eric shawn | December 17, 2016, 9:03 pm
        • Most men experience all you said Erica ,but for me that is a dis respectful cause we all came from a mother,

          Posted by 91 | December 18, 2016, 1:50 am
  26. I dont think so 91 if u have try fhm model starlet and kolehiyala.

    Posted by eric shawn | December 18, 2016, 9:24 am
  27. Hakhakhak TAY man met pikpik ti nuang dagitoy inka itabtabiddong idtoyen BENE,,,,
    Tama DITO KA NGA graduate SA Abra Valley hakhakhak

    Posted by 91 | December 19, 2016, 1:18 am
  28. I doubt 91 if u can make a blotter or incident report if u are policeman anyhow there is no way u can be a pulisman because ur IQ is dull or below average

    Posted by eric shawn | December 20, 2016, 8:39 pm
  29. Oh well…..
    Inbotus tayo dagita tao nga awan platapormana para umili, edi lokmonen tayo tatta iti kinatanga tayo iti durastion iti 3 years.

    Posted by Niya Ngarud..... | December 23, 2016, 7:03 am
    • The same with the previous leader they dnt have any vision either they just want tongpats look at nicolas he is luving like a millionare because of the loot he had acqyired during his boss time. If nicolas as henchman was able to enrich himself how much more of his boss takki.

      Posted by eric shawn | December 23, 2016, 7:18 am
      • How about you Bene are you not satisfied with your drug dealings during Takits time you should be thank full to him too…

        Posted by 91 | December 24, 2016, 9:52 am
        • No he is my villain he made my life miserable bec i dnt want persecute individuals by trial by publicity with out factual basis.

          Posted by eric shawn | December 24, 2016, 7:42 pm
        • Para kang sekretaryo ni Kapitan Enteng na paulit – ulit na sirang plaka Erica..always Takit hakhakhak..How about jerome and popoy are they still included in your Menu..this is fabulous..hoping that the world and the sky turn to yellow and see Takit again as a Gobernor

          Posted by 91 | December 30, 2016, 2:14 pm
        • Divine providence if takit will become governor again. Popoy n jerome let their head roll in tge street how is nicolas in vigan?

          Posted by eric shawn | January 1, 2017, 7:50 am
  30. Pudno nga ayat t pada nga tao ken ni Apo Diyos t agraira koma t 2017. Pudno nga panagservi ti pagimbagan ti kaaduan saan nga bagi t ipaay koma amin nga agtuturay politico man wenno naapointaran tapno magun-of t talna, ragsak ken nam-ay nga il-iliwen nga nabayagen t kaaduan.

    Posted by CONTRALASTOG | December 31, 2016, 6:35 am

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