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Liberal Tried to Tint Binay’s Legacy by Pena Cancelling Support to Makati’s Sister Provinces Nationwide

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
In a desperate effort to discredit VP Jejomar Binay’s name for the 2016 election, Makati residents disclosed that the city is in fact subsidizing more than 256 LGUs in various provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. This was uncovered during the first few days of acting Mayor Kid Pena’s stay in the Mayor’s office – when he cancelled the contracts with these LGUs. Makati residents are disgusted with the bad move of the acting Mayor Pena. Most swears that he will never be Makati’s mayor ever.

This discovery clearly indicates that VP Jejomar Binay never boasts with his work in helping the  poor that constitutes majority of the masses. This is the very reason that the 30-year legacy of the Binays is too difficult to destroy or erased – cause support in educational, healthcare and livelihood will always stay in the hearts of the beneficiaries.

The city government of Makati has been establishing ties with local governments from the time that Vice President Binay was the Mayor to foster sharing of best practices and economic and social assistance with each other.

Makati offers assistance that would enhance the literacy rate of students from sister LGUs, such as computer units and books. Mayor Binay has announced that qualified students from sister LGUs will be given scholarship at the Makati Science High School upon the completion of its new building. He said that qualified students will also be given a stipend and accommodation inside the school campus.

“Constituents of our sister LGUs can also avail of medical services offered by Ospital ng Makati,” – these were the agreements before until Pena took over against the people’s will!

Sister LGUs of Makati are: Cordillera Autonomous Region – Bucay, Bangued, Bucloc, Manabo, Pilar, Sallapadan, Tineg, San Isidro and Villaviciosa of Abra; Flora and Pudtol of Apayao; Atok, Baguio City, Bakun, Itogon, Kabayan, Kapangan, La Trinidad and Mankayan of Benguet; Banaue and Hungduan of Ifugao; Tabuk of Kalinga; and Bauko and Tadian of Mountain Province.

From Region I – Sta. Cruz and Sta. Lucia of Ilocos Sur; Laoag City and Solsona of Ilocos Norte; Agoo, Bauang, Burgos, Naguilian and Sudipen of La Union; and Alaminos City, Asingan, Burgos, Labrador, Mangaldan, Natividad, Rosales, San Carlos City, San Fabian, Sto. Tomas, Tayug and Villasis of Pangasinan.

Region II – Baggao, Enrile, Gonzaga, Iguig, Lasam, Peñablanca and Tuguegarao City of Cagayan; Cauayan City, Palanan, San Guillermo and San Pablo of Isabela; and Solano of Nueva Vizcaya.

Region III – Dilasag and Maria Aurora of Aurora; Samal of Bataan; Gen. M. Natividad, Licab, Nampicuan, Sto. Domingo and Talugtug of Nueva Ecija; Masantol, Minalin and Sto. Tomas of Pampanga; Capas, Gerona, Anao and Victoria of Tarlac; and Cabangan, Masinloc, Palauig and San Felipe of Zambales.

Region IV-A – Lobo, Mabini, Malvar and San Juan of Batangas; Gen. Trias, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Rosario and Trece Martires of Cavite; Famy, Luisiana, Lumban, Pakil, San Pedro, Pila, Paete, Victoria and Magdalena of Laguna; Alabat, Atimonan, Buenavista, Calauag, General Luna, General Nakar, Infanta, Panukulan, Pitogo, Quezon, Mauban, San Narciso and Tayabas of Quezon; and Cardona, Taytay and San Mateo of Rizal.

Region IV-B – Sta. Cruz and Torrijos of Marinduque; Aborlan, Quezon and Roxas of Palawan; and Alcantara, Bonton, Concepcion, Corcuera, Looc, Magdiwang, San Andres and San Fernando of Romblon.

Region V – Jovellar, Libon and Sto. Domingo of Albay; Basud, Talisay, Jose Panganiban, San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Sta. Elena of Camarines Norte; Balatan, Bula, Cabusao, Calabanga, Canaman, Caramoan, Del Gallego, Gainza, Goa, Libmanan, Nabua, Pili, Siruma and Tigaon of Camarines Sur; Bato and Pandan of Catanduanes; Aroroy, Dimasalang, Milagros and San Pascual of Masbate; and Gubat and Sorsogon City of Sorsogon.

Region VI – Makato, Malay and Nabas of Aklan; Bugasong, Libertad, Pandan, San Jose de Buenavista, Sebaste and Tibiao of Antique; Cuartero, Dao and Dumarao of Capiz; Ajuy, Carles, Dumangas, Estancia, Guimbal, Iloilo City, Janiuay, New Lucena, Pavia, Pototan, San Miguel, Tigbauan and Tubungan of Iloilo; and Himamaylan, Murcia and Silay City of Negros Occidental.

Region VII – Batuan, Carmen, Cortes, Danao, Duero, Getafe, Jagna, Loay, Pilar, Sagbayan, Tagbilaran City and Ubay of Bohol; and Bantayan, Carmen, Compostela, Dalaguete, Liloan, Poro and San Fernando of Cebu.

Region VIII – Almeria, Biliran Province, Caibiran and Kawayan of Biliran; Guiuan, Hernani and Llorente of Eastern Samar; Alang-alang, Barugo, Burauen, Calubian, Dulag, Hindang, Julita, MacArthur, Mayorga, Palompon, Pastrana, Tabontabon, Tanauan and Tolosa of Leyte; Zumarraga of Samar; and Pintuyan and Saint Bernard of Southern Leyte.

CARAGA – Buenavista of Agusan del Norte; San Francisco of Agusan del Sur; Sison and Pilar of Surigao del Norte; and Cantilan, Lianga, Cagwait and Tandag of Surigao del Sur. Region IX – Katipunan and Siayan of Zamboanga del Norte; Dumalinao of Zamboanga del Sur; and Tungawan of Zamboanga Sibugay.

Region X – Baungon, Kadingilan, Kalilangan and Valencia City of Bukidnon; Baroy of Lanao del Norte; Ditsa-an Ramain and Marawi City of Lanao del Sur; Calamba and Oroquieta City of Misamis Occidental; and Balingoan and Initao of Misamis Oriental.

Region XI – Compostela of Compostela Province; Digos City of Davao del Sur; and Mati City of Davao Oriental. Region XII – Maitum and Glan of Sarangani; Lebak and Kalamansig of Sultan Kudarat; and Tantangan of South Cotabato.

If you are from these places when Kid Pena already cancelled Makati’s support, what would you do?

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Grandma Stirs Yuppies over VP Binay Debate


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores


It’s been said before that the government is the reflection of its people the same as, the youth is the future of our country – but what if good manners are forgotten by many and real issues are overlooked due to massive public prosecutions?  You may already know that our media channels are overwhelmed with unfounded corruption news including that of VP Binay, and whoever masterminded this can already expect great success if they already attract massive audience. Who will continue prioritizing community development efforts – when most of us embrace publicized accusations against politicians in power? Since I never have political ambitions, I am thankful to our politicians that they seek public office, or else – no one would run the country! Instead, I support programs initiated by government sectors that nurture community welfare in the areas of livelihood opportunities, environmental preservation and sustainable public service facilities.

Just after finishing lots of government requirements for the organization of our cooperative group in one of the communities I supported, I checked on my Facebook and there were many posts about VP Jejomar Binay’s alleged overpriced projects. Since they are set on public, I did not hesitate adding my comments on those that I spotted. Some owners of these posts clicked like or unlike which I think, were very kind. There was one who just blocked me off which is also fine but another put up a challenge which obviously amused me and better yet, it was supported by his contacts. I said; this must be from an energetic group because I failed to intimidate them with my personality which I normally do. Well for me, this is a privilege for older people who are stable because we’ve been there, done that – and we have nothing to prove anymore. Most of all, we have come to the point where there’s no need to work harder to keep both ends meet – like most budding professionals. Just hoping that the younger ones will learn from our achievements as well as from the mistakes we made, because human beings make mistake as we all know and I am not an exception to that rule.

Since my eyesight, memory and motor skills are not anymore as efficient as during my prime, I was comfortable to remain in that mind and body framework – thinking that I was simply debating with a friend. It’s after few exchanges that I wondered why the reactions were not quite like from that press-friend whom I admired – who will always remain relaxed, kind and polite during our past debates and discussions. You know, prior to press conferences in our Cebu group, we normally exchange views on what we think about that current hot topic whether favorable or unfavorable – to come up with a good follow-up material. That helps to be fair when both sides are reported. Good journalists will always make it a point to verify facts and quote the two sides of the story – and leave it to the public to decide the verdict if needed. So, I mentioned my disgust about his reactions and that’s when I learned that although they have the same name, he’s not the same person as I thought he was. I was apologetic and was prepared to go away. However, my name was often quoted demanding answers from me so, I complied in my utmost availability – so as not to be rude but in a different manner.

Nevertheless, my best is not good enough and for sure, I can’t please everybody especially the group with different political views than me. As I learned from our Debates back in High School, it’s not about your arguments that matter most – but it’s how you deliver them. Often, your credibility is enhanced by being courteous and not by what you know or don’t know. For sure it’s also important to support your arguments with facts or else, you will sound like a talking parrot!

It may be funny for a grandmother like me stirring up a group of young executives in a social media environment – but this boils down to; what will be the future of our country if instead of contributing in our own simple way for its progress, we are fueling the interests of bad politicians who just intended to destroy each other and neglect their own responsibilities for our country or world in general? There’s only 24 hours in a day – and massive negative publicity like what we are experiencing now from powerful political parties can exhaust our leaders with their quality time while defending themselves and our money (financial reserves from taxes) extensively! Can’t we just leave the allegations to the courts of law? To ignore is the best insult. So, why not make noise for better public hospitals, schools or universities and efficient public infrastructures or services including daily segregated garbage collection plus emergency readiness and calamity prevention or precaution from our government instead of sharing gossips? It’s not too late to adapt to the idealism of being a good citizen – rather than remain hateful, egoistic and often useless netizens.

Just click here if you want to view the actual debate and let me know what you think. There can be no wrong views here, so please do not hesitate to do so.