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In Memory of Dr. Leo

I have not been able to update our news website for quite a while. I admit, my attention is more on our Facebook page. But promise you one thing, I will write again at least once a week.  

The appointment of Lucas Bersamin to the SC: The why and the wherefore

By Pedro Abreno When Gloria Macapagal Arroyo became president, one of her plans was to collect judges and justices of both  the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court like coins in her purse. Because of her evil plans and countless violations of the Constitution and human rights, she needed a subservient Supreme Court composed … Continue reading

abrenian.com-Facts: Bucay, the first Capital of Abra

In May of 1847, Bucay was organized into a mission station and chosen as the the first Capital of Abra. As the easternmost town in Abra, separated from the foothills of the Cordilleras by the very wide Abra River and perched on the east high above it, Bucay became the natural choice for the pivot of … Continue reading

abrenian.com-Facts: The first pharmacy

The pharmacy in Bangued did not exist until the early Thirties. It was owned by Major Urbano Banez with his daughter, Lita, as the pharmacist. It was there where you could buy condensed milk, toothpaste and leeches (alimatek) for reducing blood pressure.

abrenian.com-Facts: Tangadan Tunnel

The ‘Usok’ in Tangadan was built in 1934 and  took 2 years to complete. During World War II, Allied forces tried to destroy the tunnel twice to impede the advancing Japanese soldiers. It did not totally collapse. It was restored in 1961 through the efforts of former Congressman Lucas Paredes who worked for the appropriation of … Continue reading

abrenian.com-Facts: 2010 Congressional Elections

In the 2010 Congressional Elections, there were 5,735 ballots not counted because it was either invalid or blank. Joy Bernos went on to defeat Cecilia Seares-Luna by just 1,082 votes.

Paredes Residence Made Historical Site

By Mario B. Casayuran The National Historical Institute (NHI) has approved the provisions of a Senate resolution declaring the residence of Don Quintin Paredes in Abra as a national historical site.

abrenian.com-Facts: The Soot Bridge

On May 8, 2003 , the Soot Bridge was finally opened linking the towns of La Paz, Danglas and Lagayan to the capital town of Bangued. In attendance on this historic event included La Paz Mayor Israel Bernos, Governor Vicsyd Valera and Congressman Luis “Chito” Bersamin. Mayor Bernos credited Congressman Bersamin for working on the funds … Continue reading

abrenian.com-Facts: Two assasinations within a year

In 2006, Two prominent Political Figures were killed by assasins. La Paz mayor Mark Israel Bernos was killed on January 13, 2006 at the height of a basketball game during the town’s fiesta celebration and  Abra congressman Luis Bersamin on December 16, 2006, in front of Mt. Carmel Church in Quezon City on while attending a … Continue reading

abrenian.com-Facts: First Ever E-Petition for Abrenians

Did you know? On November 23, 2002, barely two months after abrenian.com was launched, the first ever E-Petition was launched by abrenian.com to petition then Pres. Gloria Arroyo to “Stop the Killing” in Abra. The E-Petiiton was triggered by the assasination of Mayor Clarence Benwaren of Tineg on October 29, 2002. The E-petition,  electronically signed … Continue reading

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