A member of the provincial board has filed a complaint against the Governor before the Ombudsman
alleging that the provincial executive of the province caused the disbursement of P10Million last
year, for use as his intelligence fund, even if there was no specific appropriation by the board for
On the other hand, Governor Roel Degamo , countered
by saying that intelligence fund is part and parcel of
the annual operation of the province . But a politically
opposed provincial board instead, inserted such item
into different items in the budget but just the same, it was
used for what was intended as intelligence fund, the Governor
said thru counsel Atty Richard Enojo.
BM Melliemore “Butsoy” Saycon who filed the case
against Gov. Degamo et al., also implicated in his complaint,
budget officer Marichu Alpuerto; provincial treasurer
Danilo Mendez; and provincial accountant Teodorico
Reyes for allegedly causing the release of such unappropriated
fund of P10-million.
But the trio issued a waiver stating that they opposed
such release in the absence of a specific appropriation,
but acceded to the Governor’s order for its release...
After decades of existence since time imme
morial, the word Bilibid has finally reached
the level of becoming the school or an institute
for better criminals. This is where crude methods
of criminality are improved, fine-tuned and
spread around the nation.
Today, sending an inmate from the province to
the new Billibid Prison or the national penitentiary
in Muntinglupa (small world) after serving his or
her term will acquire a higher criminal degree and
would be the mentor in the provinces when they return.
(if they are not killed)
President Aquino should now order his Justice
Department to make a top-to-bottom revamp of the
jail industry which has now become partners with big
criminal syndicates in the shabu industry. In fact, it
is said that the national shabu distribution emanates
form Bilibid prison.
Today, money is transacted online, no more by
hand. Even a cell phone can transmit and transact
by the millions of pesos in money transfers. Justice
among criminals is swift, unlike the law of the just.
The criminals’ due process is death; while the just
and law abiders take years to convict.
The Ozone disco tragedy of 126 dead in that flary
disco fire TEN YEARS AGO was just decided this
week and convicted the building owners. The
AMPATUAN murder five years ago, has not even
reached arraignment stage.
As if by coincidence, as the City
marks its 66th charter anniversary
tomorrow and annual religious
fiesta the next day, the City of
Dumaguete , known as the city of gentle
people , has deservedly earned what
it always aspired for: to remain and
retain its rustic ambience, and now,
has been declared by world tourism
stakeholders as among the best affordable
places to retire as of this year
and the next.
Over the years, city administrators
have refused, if not declined, to grow
and expand in vertical terms. But the
city has strived to keep its rustic ambience
so that people will keep coming
back. And rightly so, thousands of
migrants have decided to make
Dumaguete their new home.
Remembering a legacy It is always with a
sense of foreboding
that I remember, much as I try to avoid it,
about former Senator
Aquino, whose birth
month is the same as
mine (November) and
whose birth date his family
and relatives should
be celebrating on Nov.
EVERY DAY HEROES
Spare Kulaknit There is a “hero” in
that is unappreciated,
neglected and often
abused. He is accused of
crimes he never committed
and people not only
call him ugly names, they
even try to kill him.
He helps to save the
lives of children and old people.
Works tirelessly to help