by Fernan A. Gianan
ripe for a boxing program
subscriber wonders why Digital Telecommunications (Digitel), the local
landline communications operator for Virac, has not issued a new phone
directory despite the hundreds of new connections it made in the recent
says Digitel's failure to provide even xerox copies of computerized lists
of phone subscribers denies existing subscribers the full use of the
phone company' negligence has resulted in a situation where a subscriber
does not not even know the numbers of his phone-equipped neighbors and
would not be able to reach out to stores and service firms, even friends.
Paging NTC Commissioner Joseph Santiago!
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the current legal controversy regarding Magin Isuela's suspension from his
post as Municipal Liga President of Caramoran and "by operation of
law," as Provincial Liga President and ex-officio PBM, it is worth
noting how the complaint against him was framed.
Araojo alleges that Isuela unlawfully used the Liga ambulance for his
personal and family purposes and sought his removal
as municipal Liga president in Caramoran. But reliable sources say
the PCSO ambulance was donated by LMP president Jinggoy Estrada in 1998 to
Isuela in his capacity as provincial Liga president, with the Kia
ambulance to be used by the Liga board.
isn't it proper that Isuela should have been charged before the Liga
National Executive Board pursuant to the Liga By-Laws as he had been using
the vehicle as provincial Liga president?
Something sure is rotten in Caramoran and the Liga board, and it is not Araojo's complaint nor the Board's suspect decision.
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with the enthusiasm displayed by the crowd of nearly 2000 at the Bakbakan
sa Virac sponsored by NTC Commissioner Joseph Santiago and a host of kind
souls, it is time for the provincial and municipal governments to join
hands in framing a local boxing program that would enable us to find
promising amateurs and train them for national competitions.
Pacquiao’s rise to prominence started when he was a 10-year old joining
weekly boxing contests sponsored by the General Santos City government. A
similar program, using the two idle platforms at the side of the Virac
Sports Center stage, would encourage youngsters to take up the sport and
help realize would-be Congressman Santiago's bid to regain the lost glory
of Catanduanes in sports. Santiago knows what he is speaking of; he had
six years of experience as manager of the Mobiline basketball team in the
PBA, guiding it through heartbreaks and hard-earned wins.
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the NTC commissioner sat side by side with former Gov. Severo C. Alcantara
during the Bakbakan. It was hard to hear what they were talking about,
with the whistles and catcalls as round girls, including a flirty gay,
displayed their assets.
day later, a rumor surfaces that the aging but feisty Sev is making a
comeback, this time as governor running along with Santiago. Some people
may see him as old and physically unfit for the demanding job he once
held. But he is reportedly willing to job to prove his fitness.
Maybe he is dismayed by the conflict at the SP, which he handled with finesse and experience, and the war between Sanchez and Verceles. If he wins, it would be too much to assume that he would be able to handle the present board members, assuming they all win, considering that during the time Sev led the SP and the provincial government, the PBMs had shorter horns.