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Congressman George Arnaiz administered the Oath taking of the newly set of officers of Federation of Dumaguete Association for Socio-Economic Development Incorporated held on April 24,2015 at the Quezon Park (right to left) Janice Anelie Aranez(President), Rosario Japon (Vice-President), Anita Lerion (Assistant Secretary), Henrita Nodado (Treasurer),Violeta Lanyohan (Auditor), Josefina Cantutay and Emilda Garcia (PRO) with Maelyne Rose Mariano(Adviser) (PIO)
met with Gov
Bacolod last Thursday in
what political observers
describe as a historic
meeting which could
pave the way for definite
directions for 1-Negros
Island Region, and or
Degamo’s political affiliation
on the 2016 elections.
It was no ordinary
meeting wherein the President
himself gave clearance
to Bacolod Gov Marañon
to meet with Gov Degamo
in Bacolod about the two
A third issue could be
the fate of Degamo in his infamous
disallowances in the millions
of pesos both in his intelligence
funds without appropriation
and the calamity
funds for Sendong.
Degamo was also offered the first
chairmanship of the Negros Island...
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, whose
steadfastness on executions as part of a war
on drugs has strong public support, told reporters
he spared Veloso because of the bigger
trafficking case, but he left little doubt that she
would eventually be executed.”This reprieve is
not a cancellation but a postponement of execution,” he said.
“This solution is really saying let’s pursue this
because maybe there’s something better we can do
in really addressing the issue of drugs in Indonesia,
drugs in the Philippines and even in drugs in
the country where the suitcase of Mary Jane came
from,” said Widodo and Philippine officials.
Veloso maintained her innocence
throughout, insisting that she had been an unwitting
drug mule for a Filipina employment
recruiter who had promised Veloso a job and
then presented her with $500, some new clothes
and the black suitcase.
The alleged recruiter, Maria Cristina Sergio,
denies any wrongdoing. She says she has no knowledge
of the suitcase in question, or the drugs.
It was indeed divine intervention
and nothing else, that ultimately
stayed the execution of death row
convict Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia
April 29. Technically it was because a
new witness was arrested and could reverse
the guilt of Mary Jane to the recruiter.
But most of all, the miracle was
due to PRAYERS from all over. Here, our
God manifested his sovereignty and
showed the whole world that of all the 9
death row convicts who walked their last
mile, only us Filipinos displayed our
faith and prayers, which made the difference
and aside from the reprieve it
could lead to condonation if not clemency
for Mary Jane, and instead punish
the real culprit. As the saying goes, it is
justified to hang ten guilty convicts than
kill one innocent person. By the looks of
Mary Jane, she could not possibly know
how to transact a multi million drug deal
with another country. Only syndicated
manipulators could use her innocence
and that is not worth dying for.
Thank you Pres Widodo of Indonesia
for being touched by the power of
prayers, of course thru pres. Pnoy to
whom we give credit for being bold enough to ask the impossible, but which
was granted, because of prayers we sincerely
believe. Take out the prayers
worldwide among Filipinos, Mary Jane
would have been history.
Legacy of service It is always a joy
most especially if
they are shared by young
people whose life stories
and experiences serve to
inspire others as well.
Celebrating another national
holiday last Thursday,
which is “Araw ng
Kagitingan,” brings to
mind ordinary, everyday
heroes who, although not
EVERY DAY HEROES
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with regard to foreign
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but a demonstrable fact.
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