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BLESSING AND INAUGURATION of the first floating marine sanctuary off the Bantayan waters was launched last
Thursday July 2 by Founation University. It was attended by Bantay Dagat ( Sealife Guardians) elements and
stakeholders including community leaders. (Photo by Tess Vincoy).
A new political party or aggrupation is going to be launched in August. It will be a local political group
formed by independent political personalities which is open to all viable candidates seeking mutual
political support in the 2016 elections.
The group will be called “ PARTIDO NEGRENSE.”
It is not exclusive, it is free and independent.
This new trend in politics transcends the traditional
political gatherings of supporters with the same political
affiliation. The group reportedly would welcome any
candidate, local or national that might need mutual support.
In this manner, the political maneuverings will not be
limited to one party but to all possible political groups.
This will also minimize too much polarization even if
those in the line up are not qualified.
In the old tradition, some supporters are forced to
support people whom they do not like , just because they
belong to the same party. Not under Partido Negrense...
With elections coming next year, we see and
hear political alignments and realignments
and see how the early bird gets the worm.
There seems to be a new trend in Negros politics
and that is being free and independent from political party
The last elections saw a lot of traditional
politicians fail and fall because they clung to the old
formula of political protocol, relying on leaders who
did not deliver their money to the voters.
Not anymore. The name of the game is free and
independent. Let the weak gravitate towards the strong.
And let the strong man win, regardless of party affiliation.
Let the strong reach out to most people.
Good candidates failed in the past because they
did not know how to manage their money. Their
“trusted” ones failed to deliver. And the “weak but
wise” ones knew just where to strike and win.
Others had the money but got stucked
somewhere and didn’t reach the electorates except
to their leaders. Well not anymore. The 2016 local
elections will bear it all. Watch it.
KINGPIN TO TELL ALL
Negros political kingpin is about to tell all, from the
horse’s mouth on how everything started as politics in
The open and violent defiance of
the Binays and their supporters
of the Ombudsman’s lawful
suspension order on JunJun
Binay, is now moot after the mayor
voluntarily stepped down in the spirit of
But before that, the violence and
throwing of chairs was a futuristic
display of how they will behave if they
are elected into a higher position in
government. The legality or illegality of
the order is supposed to be contested in
court and not in the streets.
Many are of the opinon that if the
law is not in their favor, they will defy
such laws, which is a very bad sign of
good and responsible governance. The
Binays who are billionaires in their own
right perhaps, are educated enough to
know that this is how due process
operates and there are many avenues of
recourse on how to handle it with utmost.
We are glad they realized that in 24
We cannot imagine how they can
allow their supporters to throw chairs
and attack policemen who are trying to
implement a lawful order. Even the most
expensive lawyer will know that violence
is not the answer to a lawful order, but
the exhaustion of administrative
remedies the peaceful way.
On same sex marriage The US Supreme
Court was asked
same-sex marriages was
in accord with the
Constitution. It has
recently ruled that such a
ban is unconstitutional.
That is the gist as well as
the significance of the
ruling of the US Supreme...
EVERY DAY HEROES
GOODBYE This is a column I never wanted to write. The Philippines
are my home. Every person in the world that I love lives
here. I never had much of a family as a child or even as
an adult. Since I came to the Philippines...