by Artemio A. Dumlao Bangued, Abra – The citizens group Abra movement for Change (ABC) is calling on the political leaders and parties in Abra to put an end to the culture of violence and terror campaign tactics.
As I’ve anticipated, Abra is now under COMELEC control. This happened after tensions has escalated in the past 2 weeks leading to May 9.
This is my first time in many years that I actually at ground zero for the Abra Elections 2016.
Bangued, Abra. An administrative and criminal complaints were filed against Incumbent Abra Governor Eustaqui “Takit” Bersamin before the Ombudsman for violations of Sections 3 (a),(e), (g), and (i) of RA 3019 or Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, violation of RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act and violations of Sections 84, 87 and 89 … Continue reading
One month before the May 2016 elections, the Vice-Governorship contest suddenly made a twisting turn. Former Bangued Mayor, Ryan Seares Luna, was granted bail paving the way for his candidacy.
by Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY – A Sangunniang Bayan bet in Baay-Licuan town in Abra was killed by New Peoples Army guerillas Tuesday afternoon over alleged refusal to give in to the rebels’ demand for P20,000.00 permit-to-campaign fee.
By Monique Domingo Yes, we have come to this. The time has come for the youth to take a stand. Perhaps there really is an expiry date for caring about only the “I” and “my” matters. How do I look? How do I impress my friends? What shoe color matches my blue dress?
Bangued, Abra – Religious groups, the Abrenian Voice for Peace, along with the police, military, Commission on Elections (Comelec), Abra youth sector and other stakeholders the other day joined forces in the Unity Walk and candle lighting rites for secure and fair 2016 elections.
More gun violence. Two separate incidents were recorded in the last two weeks. According to the police, motives are still being investigated.
Just a few years back, the Bersamin and Luna camps parted ways and became bitter political enemies. They fought during the 2013 elections and there were even legal battles between them.