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Monday, May 12, 2014

FAMILY BUSINESS: Political dynasties in the Philippines

 
Photo from Manila Bulletin
 
Alvarez, Ampatuan, Arbison, Belmonte, Bersamin, Binay, Cayetano, Cua, Dy, Ecleo, Ejercito, Escudero, Espina, Fariñas, Garcia, Garin, Loong, Mangudadatu, Marañon, Marcos, Ortega, Revilla, Romualdez, Sahali, Singson, Tan, Tupas. 
 
These are just some of the 178 clans ruling 73 of the 80 provinces in the Philippines.

Maguindanao, Apayao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Negros Occidental, Ilocos Sur, Quirino, Cebu.

These are the top 10 provinces in the country with the biggest 'dynastic share' according to an Asian Institute of Management 2012 study.

Ronald Mendoza, David Yap, Edsel Beja Jr., and Victor Venida, the persons who made the research "Inequality in democracy: Insights from an empirical analysis of political dynasties in the 15th Congress," found that:


  • 70% of the 15th Congress is dynastic, with dynasties dominating all major political parties.
  • On the average, there are more dynasties in regions with higher poverty and lower human development.
  • Dynasties tend to be richer (with higher Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth).
  • 80% of the youngest congressmen (age 26-40) are more dynastic clans


The author produced the following list that gives readers a sampling of some of the country's better known political dynasties who won in the May 2013 elections. The list also includes the top 10 provinces in the country with the biggest 'dynastic share'

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Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. — Albert Einstein
I write about darkness because I want to show the light — Jose Rizal


Paul is an Accountancy graduate from the Northwestern University. He works for VoicePoints. He was the former College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos Chairperson. He likes discussing tax issues. He was one of the finalists of the PWC Cup (Taxation and Payroll Accounting)

He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

He is an organist and an officer of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo).


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Find out if you need to give biometrics



Photo by Danny Pata

At least 9 million of the country's 52 million registered voters still need to register for the biometrics system to be able to vote in the 2016 local and national elections.

Are you a registered voter who participated in the last elections? There's still a chance you may not be allowed to vote in 2016. That is, if your records have not been updated with biometrics data.

Under the biometrics system, voters information such as picture, fingerprint and signature are recorded on Comelec database, which is then used to purge multiple registrants from the final voters' list.

The registration period, which is also open for new voters, started Tuesday, May 6, 2014, and will last until October 31, 2015.

Find out more about the registration process.

What to bring


To have their biometrics taken, voters should personally appear before the Office of the Election Officer in their localities, and bring any of the following to establish their identities: Current employee's ID card, with the employer's signature, Postal ID, Student's ID or library card, Senior citizen's ID, Driver's license, NBI/PNP clearance, Passport, SSS/GSIS ID, Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID, License from the Professional Regulatory Commission or any other valid ID.

Those who will be turning 18 on or before May 9, 2016, or whose required period of residence will be satisfied on or before said election date may start filing their applications for registration STARTING May 9, 2015 only.

To have their biometrics taken, voters must have not missed the last two regular elections.

Not sure if you have biometrics?

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Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. — Albert Einstein
I write about darkness because I want to show the light — Jose Rizal


Paul is an Accountancy graduate from the Northwestern University. He works for VoicePoints. He was the former College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos Chairperson. He likes discussing tax issues. He was one of the finalists of the PWC Cup (Taxation and Payroll Accounting)

He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

He is an organist and an officer of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo).


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Precinct Finder (Status Verification)



Although you may still need to really go personally to your local COMELEC office, to get your voter ID card, for example, verifying your status online can save you some time.

It may be possible that your information may have been encoded with some typographical errors. It is also possible that your data may not have been submitted to the COMELEC online facility yet for inclusion in the Precinct Finder database because it has not yet been subjected to the approval by the concerned Election Registration Board (ERB) or some other reason.

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Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. — Albert Einstein
I write about darkness because I want to show the light — Jose Rizal


Paul is an Accountancy graduate from the Northwestern University. He works for VoicePoints. He was the former College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos Chairperson. He likes discussing tax issues. He was one of the finalists of the PWC Cup (Taxation and Payroll Accounting)

He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

He is an organist and an officer of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo).


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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Now Showing | SONA 2013: The Yellow Monster, Scene Stealers and the Minions



Caricature by Randolf Romar Medrano
On July 22, midway through his term, a monster with a yellow ribbon in his barong will again face the scene stealers, oldies and neophytes, in his fourth State of the Nation Address(SONA).

His bosses slash followers, the minions, will listen to him.

SONA is an opportunity for the big man to tell the kingdom about the national situation and about his plans.

It should also be my chance as a tiny significant follower to come up with my own plans.

Reducing Human Poverty

We heard the scene stealers during their campaign: “Murang pagkain. Maraming pagkain. Aasenso ang buhay.”

How to reduce poverty in the nation? It’s not a feeding program.

These men of law should promote growth and think of the creation of more wealth while closing the gap between the rich and the poor. The creation of 1.4 million jobs in the past year is not enough. We need more jobs.

This land has the fastest-growing economy in Asia it failed to offset high figures of unemployment. Unemployment is not only the problem in our realm. Some employees who has education, experience, or skills beyond the requirements of the job are still in underemployment status. Can you just imagine a licensed teacher who is working as a saleslady in a department store, a registered nurse who is a taxi driver, or a business administration graduate who was trained to become a security guard?

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Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. — Albert Einstein
I write about darkness because I want to show the light — Jose Rizal


He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

Paul is a BS Accountancy student at the Northwestern University. He works for CBAA Biznews and  The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. He is the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos Chairperson. CEGP is the oldest and broadest intercollegiate alliance of student publications in the Asia-Pacific.


CONTRIBUTE. Send your articles to  silentvoicepoints@yahoo.com. Subject on your email: PHILIPPINES 2016. WRITE anything (English or Filipino). SHARE your views. CAPTURE every moment.

Get regular updates straight from your Facebook and Twitter accounts with Philippines 2016. Make sure that you keep informed about the latest happenings around you. Be a fan of VoicePoints page on Facebook. Join the online conversation of the people behind your history. Follow and get some tweet updates from @voicepoints on Twitter. Discuss and be a part of this changing world. We believe in your voice. We believe in you. Shout! Speak your mind! Join now! You have the right. You have the freedom!

Philippines 2016 is accepting works and articles - news on our nation and the world, social issues, environment, advocacy, entertainment, trending issues and events, history, literature, reviews, travel, science and technology and discoveries. We reserve the right to edit and not to publish articles for reasons of libel and ethics.

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Agbiag ti One Ilocos Norte

 
Agyamanak kadakayo amin ay-ayatek a kakailyan gapu iti napalaus unay nga ayat ken suporta yo kaniak iti napalabas a panagpipili.  Saan yo nga inpalubos nga adda ti kinasupangil ko a gobernador yo.
 
Adun ti intay narugyan nga panagbalbaliw. Adu a programa ti naaramid tayon a saan a patien dagiti dadduma a mairengpas tayo.
 
Awan ti imposible.  Nakasagana tayon. Narugyan tayun iti panagbalbaliw iti Ilocos Norte. Isaknap tayo dagiti pagimbagan nga intayo narugyanan.

Pagsaknapen tayo ken iraman iti amin nga umili kadagiti programa nga intay rinugyan.
 
Pagsaknapen tayo ken iraman dagiti mangalap, gagangay a mannalon, agtutubo,  babbai, ken dagiti natataengan.
 
Pagsaknapen ken pagraramanan tayo babaen iti panangidanuntayo iti amin a kasusulinekan a suli ti probinsiya,kadagiti agnanaed kadagiti kabanbantayan.
 
Isaknap a papigsaen tayo ti programa iti edukasyon, ipaay tayo dagiti nalaka ken disente a pagtaengan, ken masigurado ti kinatalged ti salun-at tayo amin nga Ilokano.
 
Narugyan ken naaramid tayon ti amin nga imposible.
 
Agsaknapen iti adadu pay a trabaho nga aggapo iti turismo ken ited dagiti agpuunan.

Trabaho para iti amin nga addaan gaget, sirib ken abilidad. Agsaknap, agtultuloy ken napinpintas a masakbayan para iti amin a mangmangged ken pamilya.
 
Ammu tayun ti nasken nga intay ubraen, intay pagsaknapen ken pabilegen ti intay narugyan ken naaramid.
 
Agbiag ti One Ilocos Norte!
 
Dios ti agngina ken dios ti mangtarabay kadatayo iti natantan-ok a probinsiya ti Ilocos Norte.



Author: Gov. Imee Marcos

Maria Imelda Josefa Romualdez Marcos is the Governor of Ilocos Norte since 2010. She served three terms as Representative of the 2nd District of Ilocos Norte in the Philippine House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007. She is the first child of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, former president of the Philippines (1917-1989) and his wife, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Romualdez-Marcos.








CONTRIBUTE. Send your articles to  silentvoicepoints@yahoo.com. Subject on your email: PHILIPPINES 2016. WRITE anything (English or Filipino). SHARE your views. CAPTURE every moment.

Get regular updates straight from your Facebook and Twitter accounts with Philippines 2016. Make sure that you keep informed about the latest happenings around you. Be a fan of VoicePoints page on Facebook. Join the online conversation of the people behind your history. Follow and get some tweet updates from @voicepoints on Twitter. Discuss and be a part of this changing world. We believe in your voice. We believe in you. Shout! Speak your mind! Join now! You have the right. You have the freedom!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Philippines 2016: How do you envision the future? | Episode 1 (Ilocos)



Philippines 2016 is the new project of VoicePoints. It collects people's opinions and reviews on the Philippine political game, economy, and the country as a whole.

President Benigno Aquino III will end his term in 2016. Will it be a replay of what we saw during the past administrations?

We ask the people. What are their hopes, their fears. What are their messages to the Filipino people and to the leaders?

The Ilocano people were the first to answer these questions.

Watch their video responses below:

How do you envision your future? Send your video response now. Post to our Facebook page or upload it on YouTube and send the link to silentvoicepoints@yahoo.com.

How do you envision your life in the future? Send your articles to paulgeniusboy@yahoo.com or tweet your answers to @voicepoints with the hashtag #Philippines2016, the official hashtag of VoicePoints for this project.

All emails should have a subject Philippines 2016.

Look out the world. Here comes Philippines 2016. Be the voice. Be the change.


Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. — Albert Einstein
I write about darkness because I want to show the light — Jose Rizal


He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

Paul is a BS Accountancy student at the Northwestern University. He works for CBAA Biznews and  The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. He is the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos Chairperson. CEGP is the oldest and broadest intercollegiate alliance of student publications in the Asia-Pacific.


CONTRIBUTE. Send your articles to  silentvoicepoints@yahoo.com. Subject on your email: PHILIPPINES 2016. WRITE anything (English or Filipino). SHARE your views. CAPTURE every moment.

Get regular updates straight from your Facebook and Twitter accounts with Philippines 2016. Make sure that you keep informed about the latest happenings around you. Be a fan of VoicePoints page on Facebook. Join the online conversation of the people behind your history. Follow and get some tweet updates from @voicepoints on Twitter. Discuss and be a part of this changing world. We believe in your voice. We believe in you. Shout! Speak your mind! Join now! You have the right. You have the freedom!

Philippines 2016 is accepting works and articles - news on our nation and the world, social issues, environment, advocacy, entertainment, trending issues and events, history, literature, reviews, travel, science and technology and discoveries. We reserve the right to edit and not to publish articles for reasons of libel and ethics.

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Ilocos Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson on the issue of 'Mining in Ilocos Sur'



October 14, 2011 when I and two of my classmates got an exclusive interview with the governor. He answered the questions that plague the province.

Research shows that Cabugao, Candon, Narvacan,Sinait, Sta. Cruz and Vigan are the sites of mining in the province.Chavit confirmedthat almost all the towns in Ilocos Sur are mining sites but there are no activities yet.

He also enumerated the specific locations of the mining sites - gold in Quirino, Cervantes, Sto. Domingo and Magsingal; white clay (for cement) in Sto. Domingo and Magsingal; and black sand in all most all the towns along the shoreline.


The governor also reacted on the news that the Provincial Government allowed the mining companies to do mining in places which identified in geohazard map. According to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, these towns are Cervantes, Salcedo, Vigan, Narvacan, Cabugao and Candon. He already gave an order to stop mining across the province except in San Vicente. In other places, he let the initiators do sampling for future purposes. Usually, he allows tests so that the government will know the natural resources of the province.

He also insisted that he is against mining if it is irresponsible. He said, he is for mining if it is responsible meaning the people concerned approves it and all safety measures are being conducted.

“Wrong impression lang ang mga tao kasi. Ang black sand, according to DENR, ‘yong kukunin ay 15% lang hindi iyong akala nila na kukunin lahat. Iyong 85% ibabalik at puwedeng itambak sa shoreline. Ang batas, they have to put up infrastracture. Maglagay sila ng barangay hall, basketball court, iskuwelahan, gawin ‘yong kalsada, 100% approved by the people and nandoon na lahat ‘yong safety,” Chavit added.


He also confirmed that only the application in San Vicente was approved. Four applications for onshore and offshore blacksand mining for magnetite in Tagudin, four in Sta.Cruz, five in Sta. Lucia, four in Candon City, four in Santiago, four in San Esteban, five in Sta. Maria, five in Narvacan, eight in Santa, five in Caoayan, four in Sta.Catalina and four in Vigan City are not yet approved.

We asked about the benefits of mining to the public and he replied taxes, infrastractures and investments will come to the government.

Who is behind the black sand mining in Ilocos Region?
Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) revealed that 80 percent of the black sand mining operations in the area are controlled by the Canadian company, Colossal Mining. Exploration and mining permits given to Colossal Mining will allow them to explore at least 15,700 hectares of offshore areas in North Western Luzon.

Philippine Mining Industry 
The damage wrought by mining upon the environment and local communities, coupled with the lack of significant contributions to the Philippine economy has prompted various groups, from environmental advocates to the Church, to halt mining activities in the Philippines. Militant groups, however, have raised concerns over the anti-mining stance, pointing out that extracting and utilizing minerals are necessary for modernization.

After all, as mining serves only foreign interests and caters to the demands of the world market, the large-scale plunder of the country’s minerals continues unabated, and extracted materials are used for the economic gain of other countries.

As mountains and lands are drilled to extract minerals for export, the damage and destruction of the environment and the displacement of communities are often inevitable.  However, strict government regulation over extractions will minimize its adverse effects on communities and the environment,  while providing the resources needed for the modernization of the manufacturing and agriculture industries.

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Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. — Albert Einstein
I write about darkness because I want to show the light — Jose Rizal


He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

Paul is a BS Accountancy student at the Northwestern University. He works for CBAA Biznews and  The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. He is the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos Chairperson. CEGP is the oldest and broadest intercollegiate alliance of student publications in the Asia-Pacific.


CONTRIBUTE. Send your articles to  silentvoicepoints@yahoo.com. Subject on your email: PHILIPPINES 2016. WRITE anything (English or Filipino). SHARE your views. CAPTURE every moment.

Get regular updates straight from your Facebook and Twitter accounts with Philippines 2016. Make sure that you keep informed about the latest happenings around you. Be a fan of VoicePoints page on Facebook. Join the online conversation of the people behind your history. Follow and get some tweet updates from @voicepoints on Twitter. Discuss and be a part of this changing world. We believe in your voice. We believe in you. Shout! Speak your mind! Join now! You have the right. You have the freedom!

Philippines 2016 is accepting works and articles - news on our nation and the world, social issues, environment, advocacy, entertainment, trending issues and events, history, literature, reviews, travel, science and technology and discoveries. We reserve the right to edit and not to publish articles for reasons of libel and ethics.

Need advertising partners? Email us now silentvoicepoints@yahoo.com.  Advertise with us!