Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Senator was smiling, looking fit and trim and feeling jovial to be sure.

After the 37-year-old ring warrior retired on April 9 following his third fight with Timothy Bradley — an impressive victory — he knew, possibly in a matter of minutes, that he had made a mistake.

“First, when I hung up my gloves and I realized, I feel lonely because when you are thinking that the sport you love, you’re no longer active, I felt lonely and thinking about it over and over that boxing still likes me. Boxing loves me and I love boxing,” Pacquiao said. “So why should I stop my boxing career? That’s why I changed my mind. So I decided to continue my journey as a boxer.”

This will not be a one-shot deal, either, says the man who knows Pacquiao better than most, longtime trainer, friend and confidant Freddie Roach.

“Working in the Senate is not easy while you’re training,” said Pacquiao, a freshman senator in the Philippines. “You manage your time and that’s what I did in training for this fight.”

Pacquiao won’t have to juggle two jobs for at least a few weeks, with the Senate now out of session. He arrived in Los Angeles over the weekend, eager to finish final preparations for yet another fight in a pro career that has stretched 21 years.

What remains to be seen is how eager boxing fans are to see him against a relatively unknown boxer who isn’t given much of a chance to beat him.

“We’ve dealt with distractions, but that’s what he likes,” Roach said. “A full plate is great for him, so now we need time for the senator, the trainee, and for basketball until four weeks before the fight. But I’ll make sure everything’s in place and he’ll have time to get ready for the fight.”

Roach said Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) is the only man he would uproot his life for like this.

Most of those training sessions were at night, as Pacquiao fulfilled a campaign pledge to be in the Senate each day it was in session.

“This is the best I’ve seen Manny in a long time,” Roach said. “He’s been a lot more aggressive. The old Manny Pacquiao is coming out.”

Pacquiao’s star has faded some since he lost in boxing’s richest fight ever to Floyd Mayweather Jr., and putting him in the ring with Vargas is a tough sell. Arum has added three title fights to the undercard and is going on his own in trying to sell it on pay-per-view.

As part of that sales job, Arum is holding out the possibility that Pacquiao will fight unbeaten Terrence Crawford next spring should he beat Vargas.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

*Si Juan ay matatanggap na sana sa bago nyang trabaho bilang Janitor*


Manager: Congratulations Juan! tanggap ka na bilang janitor dito sa XYZ COMPANY, prepare mo na lahat ng gamit mo, mga papers na kaylangan, pati pahingi ng email address mo.

Juan: Sir, lahat po ng papers meron na po ako pinagawa ko sa asawa ko, kaso Sir, pasensya na po wala akong email address.

Hindi ko po kasi alam kung paano mag computer at internet, high school graduate lang po kasi ako.

Manager: Ha?? wala kang email?!!! makabago na ang panahon ngayon!
Eh kung wala kang email at hindi ka marunong mag-computer. HINDI NA KITA TATANGGAPIN BILANG JANITOR!

Juan: Sir? hindi na ako tanggap dahil sa email??
maawa na po kayo wala ng makain ang pamilya ko.. (umiiyak)

Manager: OO!! sa iba ka na lang mag apply Juan dela Cruz!! (tinapon sa basurahan ang application form ni Juan)

*Walang magawa si Juan, wala na siyang kapera pera, yung huling pera nya pinanggastos niya para sa application form.
(isip siya ng isip sa kanyang asawa at dalawang anak)

Juan: Pano na pamilya ko...... (umiiyak...)
*habang naglalakad si Juan may napulot siyang 100 pesos*

Juan: (nagdasal) Lord salamat sa 100 pesos pero pano ko po ito pagkasyahin, kulang pa po ito panggatas ng bunso ko.. (umiiyak)

*habang naglalakad pauwi si Juan may nakita siyang mansanas "SALE 10PESOS nalang, sa kabilang bayan 30pesos"*

Juan: (napaisip si Juan) Isasakripisyo ko tong 100 pesos na huli kong pera, isusugal ko.. (habang iniisip ang pamilya)

*bumili ng mansanas 10, nilakad ang kabilang bayan at binenta ng 30pesos, tumubo ng 200*

*napangiti si Juan*

Juan: Salamat Lord! (SMILING
(iniisip pamilya nya at naging inspirasyon niya)
THANK YOU LORD!

*AT NAGSIMULANG NANGARAP SI JUAN*

*nilakad ulit yung tindahan kung san sya bumili ng mansanas, bumalik sa kabilang bayan at binenta, lumalaki na ang kita ni Juan*

*Araw-Araw nya yun ginawa, at hindi niya namamalayan nagiging NEGOSYANTE na siya!
Hanggang sa nagkaron na ng pwesto, nagkaron ng truck pagkalipas ng isang taon*

*Hindi nya na malayan na 5years na niya itong ginagawa at SOBRANG LAKI NA NG NEGOSYO NYA, nakabili na sya ng malaking bahay, madaming kotse, at nagkaron na ng KOMPANYA ng distribution ng mga PRUTAS*

*Isang araw si Juan bumisita sa COMPANY niya, nilapitan siya ng empleyado niya*

Empleyado: Sir, meron po nagaaply bilang manager ng COMPANY natin.

Juan: Ok papasukin mo sa opisina ko.

Nag-aapply: Sir, magandang umaga po mag-aapply po sana ako bilang MANAGER.
Nanggaling po ako sa isang malaking COMPANY.

Sa "XYZ COMPANY" po Sir..

Juan: Ah..! XYZ COMPANY?

Yun ba yung hindi tumtanggap ng applicant na walang email?
(habang naka-ngiti)

Nag-aapply: Yes Sir, ako po ang MANAGER nun, ganun talaga ako magpatakbo.
Sa sobrang dami kong alam at dahil graduate ako, hindi po talaga ako tumatanngap ng walang email, kahit janitor pa.. (nakangiti)

4 years din po ako dun sir.. (pahabol pa niya)

Juan: Ahhhhhh.. Naalala mo pa ba yung Janitor na nag mamakaawa sayo kasi wala ng makain ang pamilya niya?

Na nag-aapply para maging janitor? eh kaso walang email, kaya hindi mo tinanggap??

Nag-aaply: OO NAMAN SIR! SI JUAN DELA CRUZ yun.. Ewan ko ba kung saan na yun nagtatrabaho bilang janitor?

Bakit nyo po pala natanong Sir??

Juan: Ok may email ka naman diba?

Nag-aapply: Opo sir, SIYEMPRE

Juan: Pasensiya na, hindi ka tanggap.

Nagaapply: Ha??! Sir, bakit po? Ang dami naman ng experience ko..

Juan: Sa iba ka nalang mag-apply.

Nag-aapply: ... (nalungkot at umiiyak)
Sir? Wala po kasi akong naipon bilang empleyado,mhuling baraha ko na po ito..

Juan: Ahhhh ok lang yan, MAY EMAIL KA NAMAN at maraming tatanggap sayo..

Nga pala.., SALAMAT SA LAHAT..

Nag-aaply: Sir, bakit po kayo nagpapa salamat???

Juan: Alam mo ba itong Kumpanya na ina-applyan mo?

Nag-aaply: Opo Sir, JDC INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION...

Juan: YUP TAMA! JDC.. " JUAN DELA CRUZ INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION"

Nga pala, AKO SI JUAN DELA CRUZ.

 HUWAG KA NG MANG-RAPE
YUNG DATING JANITOR..

NAALALA MO YUNG WALANG EMAIL??

LESSON: Si Lord laging naka-tingin yan mula sa taas.
Nakikita nya lahat ng ginagawa mo at ang totoong motibo mo..

Ibibigay nya yan, lalo na kapag NANINDIGAN KA AT PINAGLALABAN MO ANG MGA PANGARAP MO PATI NA ANG PAMILYA MO..

Hindi porket wala kang pinag aralan, walang tinapos, highschool graduate o kahit janitor ka pa, eh wala ka ng pag-asa umasenso..

KAHIT WALA KA PANG EMAIL, BASTA IMPORTANTE MAY PANGARAP KA!

HUWAG MONG HAYAAN NA MAWALA YAN NANG DAHIL LANG SA MGA TAONG MINAMALIIT KA!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Sen Lito Lapid lead by 4% over incumbent Mayor Ed Pamintuan in the latest local preference survey conducted by Bloggers Partylist Philippines.

In a media release on Friday, Bloggers Partylist Philippines announced the results of its latest local preference survey in Angeles City indicating that Lapid (scoring 43.78 percent) and Pamintuan (38.68 percent).

It said the rankings of the local candidates in the January study remain basically unchanged in the survey it conducted from February 22 to 27 this year.

Vice Mayor Vicky Vega scoring only 9.56 percent.

Meanwhile, 43.88 percent of the respondents backed the candidacy of Councilor Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno, Mamac scores 26.02 percent, Suller got 10.42 percent, Rivera 9.98 and Madlambayan scores 1.35 percent.

Bloggers Partylist Philippines said the study involved a multistage probability sample of 4,970 registered voters 18 years old and above, with biometrics, and that the survey has a ± 2% error margin.

On the other hand, the study showed differences in voter preferences in various geographical locations.

In AC riverside area, the leading vice mayoralty candidates are Councilor Nepomuceno (38.61 percent), brgy Captain Tony Mamac (34.57 percent), and Councilor Suller (9.32 percent).

Lapid leads in the rest of High Density are with 49.07 percent supporting him and Nepomuceno also scores 44.67 percent, while Pamintuan was preferred by 36.13 percent of the respondents while Mamac on vice mayoralty race scores 23.95 percent, Suller 12.11 percent Rivera 10.53 percent and Madlambayan got 2.48 percent.

Meanwhile, Carmelo Jonjon Lazatin tops the congressional race in Angeles City (52.86 percent) and Cong. Yeng Guiao who scores (39.44 percent). Lazatin scores 55 percent on Class B area while 34 percent on Guiao.

Monday, January 18, 2016

A survey by the IPolls Research Group shows Vice President Jejomar Binay is leading the presidential race based on the trust and approval ratings gathered by students here during a 10-day survey from December 12 to 21.
The survey did not focus on the winnability of the candidates but on their acceptability by voters, based on the lone question "Sino sa mga sumusunod na kandidato ang inyong pinagkakatiwalaan?" (Whom of the following candidates do you trust?)

In the random survey conducted on 3,360 respondents in the city's 27 barangays, Binay garnered 738 or 22 percent followed by Liberal Party bet Mar Roxas with 682 or 20 percent. Senator Grace Poe came in third with 573 or 17 percent; Rody Duterte with 544 or 16 percent; Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago with 505 or 15 percent; while 318 were undecided.

Among the candidates for vice president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. topped the survey with 842 or 25 percent followed by Senator Francis Escudero with 763 or 23 percent. LP vice presidential bet Leny Robredo landed at the third slot with 614 or 18 percent; Senator Allan Cayetano with 315 or 9 percent; Senator Gringo Honasan with 263 or eight percent; and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV with 92 or three percent. A total of 471 or 14 percent were undecided.

Reelectionist First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao bagged 2,031 or 60 percent while rival Jonjon Lazatin hauled 1,076 or 32 percent. About 253 or eight percent were undecided.
Meanwhile, the same respondents gave their approval and confidence to incumbent Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales who garnered 2,117 or 63 percent of the respondents followed by Noel Castro with 846 or 25 percent. Board Member Cris Garbo of Kambilan landed in the third slot with 213 or six percent; Pyra Lucas with 79 or two percent while 105 or three percent were undecided.

The positions for governor, vice-governor and vice-mayor of Mabalacat City were not included in the survey since the reelectionists have no opponents in the upcoming polls. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

I was just at the right place, at the right time.

I was heading to Midsayap recently on board the van of my friend.  Since he knew that I’m looking for human interest pictures, he just navigates his van at a speed of about 40-50kph so that it would be quick for us to halt should we’d spot some interesting subjects. That’s always our drill whenever we travel together.

He knows what I need, he knows how to spot human interest pictures,too. He’s an experienced driver, he has been ferrying journalists , especially TV crews, around Mindanao during major events — war, disaster,etc.

As we were approaching, the junction of Paco (Kidapawan City) and Pres. Roxas, he slowed down to allow some motorcycles to cross the highway. Besides, there were barricades on the side of the road.

First, the construction of a gas station at the corner caught my attention. And then the giant billboard. In my mind, what is this giant billboard doing here. When I turned my head to see what’s on that billboard, there were two guys peeing right in front of billboard…right in front of Roxas’ face. Interesting! I quickly grabbed my camera and took some shots.

Kaya pala nag number two sa pinaka bagong bayad na survey ng SWS si Mar Roxas, wala kasing tigil ang advertisement nito mula Luzon hanggang Mindanao, mula radyo, t.v, print ad, social media at mga tarpaulin sa kalsada! Ang tanong saan ba niya kinukuha ang pera para sa maagang pangangampanyang ito?

WALANG BOBOTO SA MARKANG EPAL NA TULAD MO!



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

We hitched our way back to the sanctuary and after arranging everything with our guide; she gave each of us a pair of binoculars. I declined mine since it was kinda hard hoisting two cameras along with it.

According to our friendly guide, the Pelayo Resthouse, the one found at the Candaba Swamp and not the one in town, is available for overnighters for a minimal fee. There are no rooms and beds here though and visitors who wished to stay overnight should bring their own sleeping materials. They then have a choice of either sleeping on the available benches or on the cold hard floor. There’s also no place to buy food here, this is in the middle of a farmland, so you’d have to bring your own. For those afraid of the dark, be sure to bring a lamp as it can get quite dark come sundown, there is no electricity at the compound.

We’re willing to endure all of those just to experience a sunset / sunrise combo at the Bird Sanctuary and this was really where we should have stayed for the night instead of at the comfy resthouse in town. It was apparent that a huge miscommunication regarding the house we were gonna stay in was the cause of much wasted time and money and I guess I’ve only myself to blame for not researching more.

Anyways, what’s done is done and after much trouble, we’re finally going to see them birds.
 
The Doña Simang Bird Sanctuary is a 70-hectare protected land decreed by Candaba’s The Pelayo Resthouse at Candaba Swamp Mayor Jerry Pelayo as farming started to encroach Candaba’s lowlands. The area is now a safe haven for birds migrating from Alaska, Russia, Japan, Korea and China.

The tour however, does not cover all 70 hectares, the birding trail circles only a small portion of the reserve.

The path is lined with six-foot tall bamboo fences with small peepholes every few feet. The fence, according to our guide, keeps the visitors from disturbing the migrant birds and at the same time prevents any disease that the birds might carry from being transmitted to the visitors.

The fence was installed during the bird flu scare of previous years, but as our guide explained, contacting disease from the migratory birds was quite a long shot since infected birds would not have survived the grueling miles of migration. Logical, if you really think about it.

The sun was already heating up; it was at last time for our bird tour!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rally dito, Rally doon, People Power dito, People Power doon. Hindi pa ba napapagod ang Pinoy at ang mga namumuno sa gobyerno? Pinalitan nga ang mga pinuno ngunit hindi parin nagbabago ang buhay sa Pilipinas. Datirati ang sinisigaw ni Juan dela Cruz ay: "Erap Resign!", "Gloria Resign!", tapos ngayon, “Pnoy Resign!”. Kung titignan nga naman ang kasaysayan, nung bumaba ang dating pangulong Estrada, hindi naman sinabi ng mga Pilipino na si GMA na ang ihalal bilang ika-14 na pangulo ng bansa. Saan napunta ang democracy? Aba'y pagkababa plang nung isa, nanumpa naman kagad ung isa. San napunta ang kapangyarihan ng mga mamamayan para maghalal ng mamumuno?

Sa parte naman ng ating mga pinuno, bakit pa natin sila iboboto kung sa pagtagal din ay pabababain din naman? Dapat maging mas responsable tayong mga mamamayan. Maghalal ng pinuno na matino at pag nahalal naman ay ating suportahan. Ang nangyayari sa kasalukuyan kasi ay pagkaboto ng isang pinuno ay hahatakin naman pababa. Bakit ganito? Kasi kung kelan na nasa posisyon ang isang tao, dun pa lang lumalabas ang baho niya. Nung naging presidente si Erap, dun inilabas lahat ng mga paninira sa kanya. Pati narin kay GMA kc nung bise-presidente plang siya, tahimik ang mga tao eh nung naupo na siya, naglabasan na lahat ng paninira.

Hindi ko masisisi ang mga taong naglalabas ng mga issue na laban sa kanila dahil napakasakim naman ng kanilang ginagawa. Hindi lang si GMA ang dapat mag"Moderate ng Greed" kailangang pati na ang lahat ng mga politiko. Dahil kung Heavy, Moderate and Light ang pagiging Greedy, hindi ba ganun din? Nagnanakaw parin sila ng pera ng bayan. Hindi lang dapat daang libong paggagastos ng mga politiko ang dapat inspeksiyonin pero dapat singko pa lang ay magdalawang isip na tayo.

"Oras nang mag-isip-isip"

May pagkakaisa ba? Mag-isip-isip tayong lahat. Dumaan na ang Martial Law, EDSA 1 and 2, ganito parin ang Pinas. Hindi lang ang mga pinuno ang may sala sa pagbaba ng estado ng buhay ng masang Pinoy kundi pati narin ang ating mga sarili. Sana'y hangarin nating gumawa ng pagbabago sa bansa. Oras na para buksan ang mga mata ni Juan dela Cruz at bumangon ang Lupang Hinirang.

Kung iisipin natin, ano nga ba ang nangyari? Sabit si Erap sa Juetenggate. Sabit din sa kung ano-anong eskandalo sila Cory at Ramos sa panahon nila. Pero bakit kaso lang ni Erap ang sineryoso natin? Kasi ayaw natin sya, at ito ang pagkakataon para sipain sya sa palasyo. Nang maghirap ang ekonomiya nitong dalawang taon, ang balita ng business sector e dala lang daw ito ng crisis sa Asian region, ngayon retrospective biglang naging dahil kay Erap ang lahat. Tapos si GMA naman kinasuhan nga mga bagong upo! Ano yon, niloko nila tayo dati o niloloko nila tayo ngayon?

Aminin na natin: si Cory hinayaan nating kumanta, si Erap inagawan natin ng microphone, pinatayan natin ng amplifier, at nagtakip tayo ng tenga. Hindi natin binigyan si Erap ng respeto na akma sa presidente. Kaya natawa ako sa mga lokal na dyaryo nung na-saktan sila para kay Erap dahil sa article sa Time magazine. Aminin na natin, tayo ang nagsabi sa mundo na bobo ang presidente natin.

Di ko maalala kung mismong Indiana Jones nga yung napanood ko dati. Sa isang eksena e nasa higanteng palayok yung dalawang bida. Nilalaga sila ng mga cannibals. Para makaligtas, pinagsisipa ng mga bida yung palayok para tumaob at makatakas sila. Kaso palpak, mahina yung impact nila. Natatapon lang yung tubig ng palayok (yung sabaw!) At lalong napapabilis ang pagkulo nito.

Ganyan ang ginagawa natin ngayon. Sa mga work stoppage at rally na nangyayari at sa mga paninira kay Erap, lalong bumabagsak ang Pilipinas. Natural, lalong nababansot ang piso. Sino ngayon ang sisisihin natin? Si Erap. Rally na naman tayo. Bagsak na naman ang piso. Sino may kasalanan? Si Erap. Rally na naman tayo.... Sipa nang sipa sa palayok ang mga maling paa sa maling paraan. Napapabilis ang pagkulo ng tubig.

Muling gugunitain nanaman ang EDSA revolution.  Ang nakalulungkot, ‘yung mga nagpasimuno nito, sila ngayon ang nasasangkot sa katiwalian ng Disbursement Acceleration Program at Priority Development Assistance Fund. Kung aanalisahin, isyung pulitikal ang dahilan kung bakit nagkaroon ng pag-aalsa. Pero kung ihahambing ang noon at ngayon, mas naging masahol pa ang sitwasyon ng gobyerno ngayon.

Makikita mo rin na bias ang mga tao at media. Nang tumaas ang halaga ng piso, na-magic lang ito ng SSS et al, dahil dito kaya natin ngayon kinukundina ang administrasyon. Pero ngayon si VP Binay naman ang tinitira ng naka-upo sa pwesto, bakit, dahil sya ang pinaka-malakas na contender at hindi nila kalyado, anong dahilan, dahil ayaw nilang maiba ang leadership, natatakot sa ginawa nilang multo sa pinalitan nila sa pwesto!. Ngayon Mamasapano Issue, sakay dito, sakay doon, walang sawang imbestigasyon, wala naming pinupuntahan kundi Popularity at exposure lamang ang hangad nila!

Sa nangyaring revolution 29 taon na ang nakararaan, dapat natuto na tayo sa mga problema noon at ngayon upang maisakatuparan ang totoong diwa ng pagbabago.

“Mga aral ‘yun sa ating kasundaluhan at sa tingin ko naman ay nagsawa na tayo sa kaka-coup d’etat.

Wala nang mangyayaring ganu’n siguro,” sabi Honasan.

Kainis! Tumataas presyon ko sa inyo ah!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Prayers and aid for those affected by Haiyan.

Dear Father, clear a path for teams to provide immediate relief for affected families. Now that the storm has passed over the country, put Your hand on the people of the Philippines and everyone involved in the relief effort, so that aid may reach those in need speedily.

Caritas Manila Damayan BPI 3063-5357-01; BDO 5600-45905; Metrobank 175-3-17506954-3; Unionbank 00-030-001227-5; for US$ donations: BPI 3064-0033-55 (Swift Code: BOPIPHMM) or PNB 10-856-660002-5 (Swift Code: PNBMPHMM); email donorcare@caritasmanila.org.ph or call (632) 564-6678

Just to share a thought: the initial reaction of giving leads to an outpouring of aid in the first weeks after an incident.  However, as a staff of another charitable institution I interviewed before said, the aid tends to trickle down in the ensuing weeks or months when aid is still very much needed.  I just noticed some posts in the social media networks regarding worries that December might be a bit late in raising more funds.  As I've written earlier, every little bit helps and no aid is too late -- be it money, food, clothes, and of course, prayers.  While we may never understand why our country has been visited by one calamity after another especially in the light of the earthquake in Bohol just weeks ago, all I know is that each one becomes an opportunity to rise above the occasion and help each other.

Lord, You consistently tell us in Your Word to care for the poor and needy among us. So we ask You to touch people's hearts to care for and give to help this very needy region. Help donations to be used efficiently and effectively to help those who need them most.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Adoracion Agbada, in an order dated December 5, 2012, asked Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan to submit a counter-affidavit for the graft and corruption charges filed against him by local mediaman Robledo Sanchez.

Pamintuan and company are being charged with two administrative cases, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service and grave misconduct, and two criminal cases, violation of section 3(e) and 3(g) of Republic Act 3019, otherwise known as Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, and Violation of Article 217 (Malversation of public funds or property; Presumption of malversation) of the Revised Penal Code.

The letter, addressed to the respondents -- Pamintuan, City Accountant Wilfredo Tiotuico, City Budget Officer Fe Corpuz, City Treasurer Juliet Quinsaat, and all Department Heads -- ordered Pamintuan and company to submit three copies of their respective counter-affidavits and any relevant evidence refuting the case filed against them.

Pamintuan and company were asked to submit their counter-affidavits within 10 days upon the receipt of the letter.

Failure to comply with the said order will be considered a waiver on the part of the respondents to submit any counter-affidavit and refuting evidence and will result in the case being considered submitted for resolution.

On October 19, 2012, Sanchez filed the graft and corruption charges against Pamintuan and company before the Office of the Ombudsman regarding the 2,506 job order appointments of the City Government under the Pamintuan administration.

It was recently revealed in a local radio program that some 40 names included in the list of job order employees are actually relatives of barangay officials.

Several of the concerned barangay officials have aired their statements denying any knowledge about the inclusion of their relatives in the job order list.

The barangay officials also clarified that although the names of their relatives were included in the job order list, they are neither working for nor receiving salary from the City Government.

These officials include Councilmen’s League of Angeles City (CLAC) Vice President and Barangay Cutcut Kagawad Roy Ogurida, CLAC Vice President for External Affairs and Barangay Lourdes Northwest Kagawad William David, Barangay Salapungan Kagawad Renato Coronel, and Barangay Margot Kagawad Nenita Ferrer.

by Rey Navales

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Congressman Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin has condemned the shooting of businessman Richard Agnew stating that the city police “should get to the bottom of it.”

“Nakakatakot na ang mga nangyayari. Una kinikikilan ang mga negosyante. Hina-harass at sinasara ang mga negosyo nila. Ngayon naman ay tinatangka na nilang patayin,” Lazatin said.

Gunmen reportedly missed their intended target Agnew, who was inside his car near his residence the other day.

Agnew is a known supporter of Lazatin who revealed that the former’s
business in Barangay Balibago was repeatedly closed by authorities for unclear violations.

“This shooting incident will surely cripple the business and tourism in Angeles City, the lawmaker said.

Lazatin also added that police must also take a look onto a possible political angle on the incident.

by: Reynaldo G. Navales
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