Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Kaya Natin! Statement Condemning Comelec Decision on Governor
We, the leaders of Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership strongly condemn the recent Commission on Elections (Comelec) decision to unseat Kaya Natin co-founder and duly-elected governor of Isabela, Grace Padaca.
We believe that this ruling is a travesty of justice and is a willful act by the current administration to tarnish the reputation of not only Governor Padaca, but other leaders of the opposition, particularly members of the Liberal Party. We believe that Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer of Comelec’s Second Division has gravely abused his power and position to twist the truth and demoralize the people of Isabela by favoring Benjamin Dy despite significant evidence to the contrary.
Governor Padaca has shown excellent, competent, and ethical leadership for the past six years in Isabela, using her powers as governor for the benefit of the people. Her integrity is unquestionable and the mere suggestion of electoral fraud against her is downright preposterous.
In the 2007 gubernatorial elections, Governor Padaca ran with only a tiny fraction of the financial resources that Dy had at his disposal. Having entered politics only in 2004, she did not as well have the political machinery that the 40-year-old Dy dynasty enjoys. It is therefore highly unlikely and ridiculous to conclude that Padaca used fraud to win by more than 17,000 votes over Dy, something that will entail money and machinery that Padaca does not have.
These facts as well as other substantial evidence supporting Padaca’s victory should have been more than enough to declare her the legitimate winner of the 2007 elections, but with this recent ruling, the people of Isabela cannot expect the Comelec to be fair and just in future elections particularly in 2010.
Likewise, we are also expecting that the same Comelec division led by Commissioner Ferrer will also rule against priest-turned- governor and fellow Kaya Natin! Co-founder Pampanga Governor Eddie “Among Ed” Panlilio who, through the concerted efforts of ordinary citizens of Pampanga, was able to defeat known GMA ally, former Board Member Lilia Pineda.
We are therefore calling for the immediate resignation or impeachment of Commissioner Ferrer who has shown incompetence as the presiding officer of the Second Division by subscribing not to the laws of the land, but to lawless hands.
We likewise enjoin all Filipinos who still believe in good governance and ethical leadership in our country to support Governor Padaca in her struggle against the Dys, Commissioner Ferrer, and the Arroyo administration. We believe that this issue extends beyond the province of Isabela and concerns all Filipinos who value our hard-earned democracy. Governor Padaca is only one among many good leaders that the Arroyo administration is trying to take down in order to serve their allies’ self interests at the expense of usurping the true mandate of the people.
- We implore concerned Filipinos to sign our online petition at www.ipetitions. com/petition/ oustferrernow or email their names and email addresses to oustferrernow@ gmail.com for the removal of Commissioner Ferrer and in support of Governor Padaca , Governor Panlilio, and other effective and ethical leaders.
Let us not take this blatant insult to our intelligence sitting down and let us show Arroyo and her allies that we will not tolerate corruption. This is a fight of the Filipinos on the side of the good to let the truth and the whole truth prevail.
HON. JESSE ROBREDO, Mayor, Naga City
HON. TEODORO BAGUILAT, JR., Governor, Province of Ifugao
HON. SONIA LORENZO, Mayor, San Isidro, Nueva Ecija
HON. NEREUS ACOSTA, Former Representative, Province of Bukidnon
HON. TEOFISTO GUINGONA III, Representative, Province of Bukidnon
HON. JORGE BANAL, JR., Councilor, Quezon City
HON. FERMIN MABULO, Mayor, San Fernando, Camarines Sur
HON. MABEL SUNGA ACOSTA, Councilor, Davao City
HON. ROQUE VERZOSA, JR., Mayor, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur
HON. MARIVIC BELENA, Mayor, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija
HON. GLORIA CRESPO CONGCO, Former Mayor, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija
HON. FLORANTE GERDAN, Mayor, Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya
HON. VALENTE YAP, Vice Mayor, Bindoy, Negros Oriental
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
.....I'm currently staying here in the construction site that we're managing. I'm actually stranded and couldn't afford to go home because of the typhoon. We have witnessed G.I. sheets that were flown by strong winds, overflowing floods on major roads that surround the vicinity and of course... traffic. Me and the others will stay here for a night due to the impracticality of going home.
.....What's in my head right now is climate change and its effects. The whole city is suffering from flood and people are sick (that includes me) due to changing weather condition. I'm not that expert when it comes to climate change but what I do know is that I'm going to be part of the hundreds and thousands of bloggers that would write about climate change on our respective blogs on the same day.
.....On October 15, 2009, bloggers around the world will be writing about climate change (the chosen topic for this year). This blog has been participating Blog Action Day ever since it was created. My dedication for this kind of event is so deep because my primary aim is not just to become an active blogger but also to be known as a "Blogger of Change"!
Join the Blog Action Day and make a difference!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
.....Now, to compromise and, also, to give my regular visitors the information that they should need on this blog, let me share my current discovery and here it goes:
.....By searching the Internet, I was able to discover this cool downloading site called Rapidshare. Rapidshare is so cool that it gave me a "wow" effect the first time I visited this site. It is actually a search engine that has the capability of downloading files faster than the ordinary and typically-made downloader. All net surfers and download addicts, like me, will definitely love this site and all its extra features.
.....In conclusion, I certainly recommend Rapid4me - Rapidshare for it can definitely give its users and site-visitors the satisfaction that they really need.
Monday, July 13, 2009
.....I'm currently working as a construction manger and I do a lot of monitoring stuffs for the contractor to make sure that the project will end up exactly as what it has been envisioned to the owner. Part of my job is to guide those people in-charge to handle and secure things in a proper manner. Things that are very much valuable to the owner.
.....As I've searched through the Internet, I've came across the word Real Property Management. Its quite similar to my current job in terms of managing things that are in great value for our client. What I've later on found out is that it's not just a type or description of job, It's actually a company.
.....Real Property Management is dedicated to managing single family homes, multi-unit apartment buildings, and homeowner’s associations. It tells me that this company is really looking for great treasures to be handled. It's actually a risk for a company to do that kind of stuff and yet, RPM has established and has proven its credibility by gaining a "Franchise of the Year Honorable Mention" award. This information gave me this "wow" effect. As I gone through the site, I even learned more stuff that I must share to my readers and these are the following:
*RPM Midwest Featured in the Biz journal of Cincinnati and Columbus
*RPM manages over 20,000 units nationwide!
*Freddie Mac has Signed an exclusive agreement with Real Property Management to manage the new REO Rental Initiative.
*RPM Midwest joins the National Association of Residential Property Managers to ensure the highest standards in property management services.
.....I'm leaving you the rest of the information that you would want to know by visiting their website at: www.rpmmidwest.com
Saturday, July 11, 2009
.....Let me have this chance to talk what I've discovered about Satellite TV. Satellite TVs are very reliable when it comes to erasing that extreme boredom that comes from our inner self due to its flexibility when it comes to choosing channels and very reliable in giving amazing digital imaging. Therefor it is a must for us boredom-affected people to have one. So, why not upgrade our equipment and start freeing ourselves from this useless extremities!
.....Let me end this post by asking my readersthis simple yet retorical question. Are your neighbors already have and are enjoying these benefits from their satellite TV? Then what are you waiting for? Call the experts today and start having an HD Satellite TV Service that your beloved TV needs!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
.....Then there it was. I did seek advice from my long-time mentors from the institution that help shaped my character. I consulted several architects and psychologists about my decision. They all agreed on me. I even consulted different options that originated from different sides and they all disagreed on it. One psychologist even said that I'm only being brainwashed by those people whose mission is to succeed from altering my decision.
.....Thank God that I was blessed with peers that do care for me. At least now I know that the journey that I'm about to take isn't exactly as bad as what those brainwashers are trying to implant on my mind.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
.....The other thing that made my day great was when our Department Chair asked me if who will be the next Architecture Department Student Government (Ar-DSG) President. He then told his visitors about how I do well as a president of our department. He even said that although the next president can definitely do his job well but still, I'm different. Way too different from all the past presidents that our department has. "Matthew is still different and I'm worried for the next semester because he and Arch. Canare is not around", he quipped.
.....The previous conversation may sound too overwhelming for me but then I want to treat it as a complement for getting the job done and for unleashing the passion that wants to get out from me. I'm hoping that the next president will do more than I did and ones he does that, he will definitely be better than I do. I'm not worried if that will happen because as his predecessor, I should be prouder if he's better than I am.
.....You see, being a leader, we must have that kind of attitude. We must not be bothered if our successor will soar higher than us. Instead, we should be prouder because our successor's success is just a fact that we are successful when it comes to mentoring and passing our leadership skills to others.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
.....In additional, my thesis proposal isn't purely in the field of architecture. It's an urban planning type and I'm now ready to face the challenge of enrolling urban planning for my master's degree in the near future.
.....The above picture shows the background of my board presentation. Details of my thesis proposal will be discussed soon.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
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