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.
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.
So who are these politicos who actually surrendered their firearms, and what kinds of firearms are these? It has been our experience that politicians surrender guns that are either not working or modified (sometimes referred to as “One Pong”). We don’t see those sophisticated and high-powered guns —– by Ginalyn B. Brioso / PIA BANGUED, Abra … Continue reading
By RUTH ABBEY GITA SENATOR Grace Poe brought her campaign to Abra last week and promised to end the plight of 234,000 people residing in the province, a third of whom are poor, should she win the 2016 presidential derby.
The two most coveted positions (Governor and Bangued Mayor) in Abra for this coming 2016 Elections are being contested by two families. Two families who at some point where allies in the last elections.
This brazen practice of politicians to pressure government employees during election should stop. Who can protect them? Let them vote freely. After all, we’re supposed to be in a Democratic Country. —
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 … Continue reading