Dumaguete City | The Two Governors of Negros Oriental, Degamo vs. Teves

The Two Governors of Negros Oriental, Degamo vs. Teves The Two Governors of Negros Oriental October 11, 2022, is an unforgettable and sad day for 296,897 Negrense. Today is the day that Governor Pryde Henry Teves stepped down from the provincial office. Governor Pryde followed the mandate of the DILG and refused to hold on to the wishes of his followers of staying in power.  It was noted that after the May 2022 elections, the province of Negros Oriental had two governors. It was after former Mayor Pryde Henry Teves received 296,897 votes, over his opponent incumbent Governor Roel Degamo’s 277,462 votes. But the short twist of this, a candidate a.k.a Ruel Degamo was in the mix. And if Mr. RU’s vote is nullified and added up to the Roel Degamo, the incumbent Governor will win. And apparently, that's what happened. Mayor Pryde was declared first as the Governor by the COMELEC, but on October 03, the COMELEC and DILG nullified RU’s votes and declared Governor Roel Degamo as the victor.

Dumaguete City | Sangguniang Kabataan, a Redundancy Devaluing Barangay Officials

Dumaguete City | Sangguniang Kabataan, a Redundancy Devaluing Barangay Officials Sangguniang Kabataan ng Pilipinas It’s difficult to find a clear purpose of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) . This is not only my own personal opinion, but it is also the sentiment of others who have not seen or felt its value in society. The SK council is a redundant political system that can be used to breed corrupt politicians at a very young age. Though others may have different opinions about this matter, please try to understand the perspective I wish to share.  It’s redundant, and needs to be abolished The SK activities that I was able to witness are feeding programs and sportsfest. These are simple activities that can be facilitated by the Barangay officials. The Barangay Captain, and even the Councilors alone, are very capable of implementing such programs.  If the goal is to empower the youth, the Barangay Councilors can invite the youth to join.  And there is no direct use of an SK Council as a mi

Dumaguete City | Gwardiya, pinagbantaan, sinuntok at sinipa umano ng anak ni Congressman Arnolfo Teves

"Gwardiya, pinagbantaan, sinuntok at sinipa umano ng anak ni Congressman Arnolfo Teves". This is the headline of GMA News TV that surprised the people of Negros Oriental. This got to hurt! If you've watched the CCTV Footage, it's very difficult to justify the actions of BM Kurt. It's also disappointing because he is a public servant, and I'm sure that his Father also feels sad about this incident. Especially right now that their family is seeking re-elections here in Negros Oriental! I'm sure there's a reason behind his sudden burst of outrage. But one thing is certain, we should all strive to treat everyone respectfully, regardless of social stature. And to the guard, let's pray that he receives justice, and peace of mind which he needs the most. As of writing, news portals in Dumaguete City have been very quiet and none has published an article about this. This shows the influence of the Teves family. "Negrosanon Palangaon" is their ca

Dumaguete City | Hackers Cancels the Year 2022 Elections

Hackers cancel the Year 2022 Philippines Elections That would be one hell of a headline. Someone is implying that if his brother loses again in the election, then he is cheated. If we examine deeply, this train of thought has other meanings. First, it can mean that President Duterte cheated on the Year 2016 elections and won the presidency. It would be unfair to say that the cheating was only done in the Vice-presidency and other positions because this lacks absolute sense. If a genius wants to rig the elections on a massive scale, why target the vice-presidency? If you believe that the Year 2016 election was rigged, then you are good as saying that President Duterte won through cheating. Which is very unlikely! Second, this could also devalue the efforts being made by President Duterte in the coming election. The president has given his commitment that this year’s election would be a clean one. And a clean election is something he should ensure because his daughter is running for the

Dumaguete City | The Russian Kindness and the Filipino Facebook Users

Russia is making its advances inside Ukraine , and they are using violence to take over the country. More needs to be read to fully understand the roots of Ukraine and Russia conflict. But one thing is certain, an unprovoked war is not a gesture of kindness. Recently, Facebook contents are coming out and they are blaming the Americans to be the cause of the war. These posts are somewhat designed to justify the act of war by Russia on Ukraine. And these posts have been shared on walls and the story’s with some of many Filipino Facebook Users.  But if you make a short examination on the accounts from which the posts originated, it will be very clear that it is a propaganda Page. A propaganda Page for me is a Facebook Page account that fabricates one-sided manipulated stories aimed to alter history, or aimed to support one persona. It will be very clear inside the account because the Page will be posting about one topic alone. And this is a sad story of the current Social Media users of t

Dumaguete City | 6 Simple Reasons Why People Will Vote for Bongbong Marcos?

Dumaguete City | 6 Simple Reasons Why People Will Vote for Bongbong Marcos? Bongbong Marcos or BBM is leading the polls in social media as the next president of the Philippines. Many supporters of the dictator’s son believe he is a good leader, while others are voting for BBM on reasons not relating to good leadership. And in this article, let us talk about six (6) simple reasons why people are voting for Bongbong Marcos or BBM: He is the Son of His Father. Many still believe that the Marcos Sr. era was the golden years of the Philippines. Though almost all textbooks tell a different story, many Filipinos admire Marcos Sr. for the good that he has done to the country, and choose to forget the reasons why the Philippines is in extreme debt. And because of this type of admiration, being the son of his Father, many Filipinos believe that Marcos Jr. is also a good leader. They see BBM as a visionary, and a leader who is just, someone who is here to unite the people, and someone who can c

Dumaguete City | Why it's Important to Vote in the Coming Year 2022 Philippines Presidential Election?

Why it's Important to Vote in the Coming Year 2022 Presidential Election? The Year 2022  Philippines Presidential Election The Year 2022 Presidential Election is as exciting as the previous. We have a former boxing champion, a prominent actor, a former general charged with murder, a son of a dictator, and a widow who wants to prevent the return of the dictator’s son back to power. In my 16 years of experience as a voting citizen, this year’s presidential election is a showdown of all-stars.  All presidential candidates have interesting backgrounds behind them. And every Filipino should cast in their votes to help the Nation have a better leader for the future. And why should every Filipino vote in this coming election?  Two (2) Important Reasons Why you Should Vote We have two main reasons to answer that question. First, this is the perfect chance to speak out and choose the best person who can lead the nation. And, the government is using our taxes for this exercise. They're u