THE residents of Bacolod City have high hopes that the new local leadership will be able to have the political will to straighten things in society in a firm but democratic way. This was the main comment that was raised during the coffee session of some informal political analysts.
THIS column congratulates the newly elected officials of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental. Congratulations to Monico “Newks” Puentevella for grabbing the leadership of the City of Smiles for the next three years.
And also congratulations to our dear Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. for remaining in the seat of provincial service to serve the Negrenses. The new lone district congressman is Bing Leonardia and kudos also to 4th district Congressman Jeffrey P. Ferrer for staying put in getting the confidence of his constituents.
IT was more than a two-hour drive the other week when this writer and PR man Charles Lim with JG Summit Holdings Corporate Communications lady Len Balmonte joined URC-SONEDCO boss Lance Gokongwei and the officers and employees of the Gokongwei-owned sugar central in its celebration of 25 years of business success.
TODAY is liquor ban Day One as elections are coming near. And it's almost rest days for the candidates as E-Day comes around Monday. To be safe and sure, controversial candidates must keep themselves away from the crowd already to avoid what has happened to other candidates being gunned down, allegedly as a means to eradicate a strong rival in the dirty election of this country.
WITH elections coming up next Monday in this country called the Philippines, a similar question cropped up among coffee and beer addicts who gathered in one gathering recently. ***
A corporate executive raised the subject on the table and many were just too interested to give their own opinions on the question - Who says this country will change for the better after this election? That became an amusing and debatable topic on the table. ***
WITH the very affordable fares that Cebu Pacific Air is now continually offering the Pinoys from the Piso fare and more, there is no reason for every Juan in this country not to try out his adventure of his own native land.
MANY observers say that politics has always been the gauge of the success or failure on governance and progress of any province, city or municipality in this kenkoy country called The Philippines, the land where Pinoys leave their own way in any way.
WHILE the highway at Barangay Sum-ag has been done to perfection by the Chinese foreign contractor, the residents salute the national government for the efforts of providing the project with funds from IBRD or the International Board for Reconstruction and Development of the international body.
WHEN some people opened up the subject why are there so many slapping and grabbing of hair and shouting in the different teleserye, this writer gave interest to ask some people of their comments.
THE lack of the small denominations of coins by Bangko Sentral is no excuse that supermarkets, department stores or even banks may stand on that reason that they have not enough loose change to close a deal with their customers. Funny when you hear a cashier of a supermarket asking you – Madame, I owe you twenty-five centavos, is it okay? Of course it is not okay.