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

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.

So, is Mayor Dominic Valera Suspended?

Two weeks ago, multiple sources indicated that Bangued Mayor Dominic Valera has been suspended for 3 months. This report came out just as the Mayor was vacationing in the United States.

Brix Bachiller was ridiculed few days before he was gunned down

San Diego, CA –  “To the winners of this election contest, my heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to you all. It’s been 45 days of hot and divisive campaign that ended last May 9, 2016. To the victors, the future of the province and your respective towns rest on your shoulders…To those who failed, wish your opponents well in … Continue reading

Elections 2016: They never supported Duterte, now they are jumping on the bandwagon like frogs

First thing comes to mind; A TURNCOAT, and by definition, a person who shifts allegiance from one loyalty or ideal to another, betraying or deserting an original cause by switching to the opposing side or party. Turncoat can be translated to as Balimbing (maybe because this fruit has five faces)  in tagalog. Politicians who do so, … Continue reading

Elections 2016: Peaceful, Honest and Clean?

First of all, I would like to apologize to all our readers for not updating the site during the election period. I did gave a blow-by-blow update on our FaceBook Page during election day.

Elections 2016: Unboxing and testing of VCM yields discrepancies on vote counts

I had the chance to observe the unboxing, set-up and testing of one of the VCM (Vote Counting Machine) located at Bangued West Central School. The Precint covers Barangays Zone 1, Zone 2 and Cabuloan.

Elections 2016: Team Asenso Abreno vs Team Love Abra

the two dominant political party running under Team Asenso Abreno and Team Love Abra are throwing everything against each other including the “kitchen sink”.

Elections 2016: ‘End Culture Of Violence, Terror’ Abra Citizens’ Movement Urges

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.

Elections 2016: COMELEC is now in charge in Abra

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.

Elections 2016: Vote Buying is out in the open in Abra, COMELEC “joking” about it

This is my first time in many years that I actually at ground zero for the Abra Elections 2016.

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