(message board 81)
A rejoinder to the reply
You are correct that
reglementary periods on registration as a voter as well as filing
for certificates of candidacies are important because they are
prescribed for by law. The point that I was trying to hammer is the
fact that Basilio Balasbas can easily register as a voter of
Catbalogan and can even run for public office. The case of Imelda
Marcos-Romualdez v. Comelec is important to take note but should be
tempered with another high profile case of Butch Aquino v. Comelec.
In both cases, the subjects of the contentions were on the residency
of the candidates. Imelda Marcos-Romualdez has travelled all over
the country and the world and has continually transferred her
residences from Tolosa, to Tacloban, to Manila, to Batac, to San
Juan, to Honolulu, and what have you but has retained her domicile
in Tolosa. In Civil Laws, residence and domicile are two different
entities but in Election Laws the two are one and the same. Applying
the same reasoning, Basilio Balasbas was, is, and has always been a
resident or domiciled in Catbalogan particularly Guinsorongan. Now,
the case of Butch Aquino is slightly different because the Aquinos
were originally from Tarlac and when he transferred his residence to
Makati, it was found out that he lacked the "residency requirement"
because he purchased a condominium unit to somewhat satisfy the
residency requirement of being a Makati resident but such purchase
was shown to have been made beyond the date that was prescribed by
the Election Laws. Now, the operating word is not the dates when you
made the transfer or move but whether you could prove that you have
the "animus revertendi" or the intent to return to your native land.
"A citizen may leave the
place of his birth to look for "greener pastures," as the saying
goes, to improve his lot, and that, of course includes study in
other places, practice of his avocation, or engaging in business.
When an election is to be held, the citizen who left his birthplace
to improve his lot may desire to return to his native town to cast
his ballot but for professional or business reasons, or for any
other reason, he may not absent himself from his professional or
business activities; so there he registers himself as voter as he
has the qualifications to be one and is not willing to give up or
lose the opportunity to choose the officials who are to run the
government especially in national elections. Despite such
registration, the animus revertendi to his home, to his domicile or
residence of origin has not forsaken him. This may be the
explanation why the registration of a voter in a place other than
his residence of origin has not been deemed sufficient to constitute
abandonment or loss of such residence. It finds justification in the
natural desire and longing of every person to return to his place of
birth. This strong feeling of attachment to the place of one's birth
must be overcome by positive proof of abandonment for another." (Faypon
v. Quirino ruling of the Supreme Court which Justice Kapunan, the
ponencia of the Romualdez-Marcos case, heavily based his "residency"
Click this link to that
famous case of Imelda v. Comelec which has been a leading case on
residence/domicile of a candidate in Philippine elections:
Address: United States
Date: Jan. 16, 2009
To: Mr. Basilio Balasbas,
It's time now to think of
a good strategy for the election 2010 is coming nearer. You have
said that by this month of January, perhaps end of this month, you
will be in Samar contacting important people in your camp including
Ray Gaspay, owner of this Samarnews.com website.
We would like to know as
early as possible who are those persons in your line- up. How about
your Campaign Manager as well as the Chair for your Fund-Raising
activity. It's about time to find and appoint these people sooner
than later. As I said before you should find a good speechwriter and
he or she can also act as your Public Relation Representative that
will be available that includes talking to the media people,
Barangay Chairmen and also universities and colleges student body
presidents. The fact is you should have the plan to contact now
these student body presidents to help you in house to house campaign
activity. A little over one year is not even enough for campaigning
to all remote towns and barrios. Concentrate and focus your efforts
more on the outside voters than in the cities. City as well as
nearby town voters are more knowledgeable of the issues and it can
be done by you and members of your party.
Another thing that I want
to reiterate is my previous advice of writing your Contract with
Samarnon People. I know that you are sincere and deserving to be the
candidate for Governor who is after the welfare of the people of
Samar and who are now suffering with the same corrupt government
officials. Since you want a change, people should have the audicity
to know of this written Contract even signed with your blood. This
will show an authentication that you'll be the best and honest
governor of Samar. First time in history that an honest governor
will surely stop corruption of whatever kind. Thank you.
Address: New Zealand
Date: January 14, 2009
It's election season
again! Probably the best season for the qualified voters as another
day of easy-money is unfolding. Buhi na liwat an mga bitok han mga
naghihingyap hin mga kwartahan nga politikos.
The above is almost an
electoral tradition in Samar. Nothing has changed. Political
Dynasties are in ecstasy of the stupidity of the voters who sell
their vote for a days hangover. Gifts are now starting to shower,
projects are given first aid solutions to show that it is going on.
With all these, I could
only support the political platform of Basilio Balasbas with whom
Letenyo asserted the changing of the political color of Samar from
black to white. He may be unknown at the political society of Samar,
probably the only candidate with a very limited budget, but what do
we have to loose?
We voted for those
handsome, ravishing rich people with pure political DNA but where
did we end up? We sold our votes to the highest bidder with the hope
that somehow they could alleviate the lives of the poor but what did
we get? The bottomline is that we have always been fooled by the
traditional politicians and we didn't learn after all those years.
Now we have the chance to
do a twist in Samar's political arena with Basilio on the led. Let
us put a stop to all corruption, political dynasties, plunderes and
liars. Let our heart and conscience decide for that change.
As a soldier, I believe
Basilio Balasbas will do his duty as a politician the way he served
Date: Jan 13, 2009
To Mr. Morales,
Precisely my point. What I
have stated is from the "The Voter’s Registration Act of 1996"
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8189 which was approved June 11, 1996. There is no
dispute that Mr. Balasbas was born and raised at Catbalogan,
however, we must abide with our laws. One cannot just go to their
place of birth and transfer his residency whenever one feels like
it. If that would be the case many of our last term politician will
just jump from one place to another to seek re-election.
I stated 2 Sections of RA
8189, the Section 12 bearing what he can do to re-establish his
residency in order to transfer his voting rights wherein he has to
give up first his residency to Laguna to Samar. The process is
implied in the Section. If he doesn't want his contenders to
question his residency then do it as early as now.
Laws apply to everyone. As
Mayor Lim of Manila says... "The law applies to ALL... Otherwise
NONE at all."
Address: United States
Date: Jan. 13, 2009
To Mr. Basilio Balasbas,
Maaram gad ako nga an imo
panuyo han imo plano pagkandidato para pagka Gobernador ha Samar
maupay ngan kinasingkasing ug tim-os para pagbulig han nagsasakit
nga aton kabugtuan. Waray na ako masisiring kundi ig padayon ini nga
imo plano. Ayaw la kahulop kun damo it baga nadiri ha imo.
Pagtisting ini kun tinood gud ug waray nagud pagrohaduha it imo
pagkandidato. Just think of Pres. elect Obama who didn't blink nor
doubt that he will someday become the President of the United
Obama knew that everybody
wants a change and that Pres. Bush is becoming unpopular of the
American people. I remember the words of a prominent writer with his
words in his inspiring book. If not you, who will and if not now,
when. In Samar, everybody knew that Mila Tan is corrupt and becoming
unpopular especially that she is now serving her 90-day suspension.
Samarnon wants a change of government and an honest and good
governance. I would probably think that the students of all
universities and colleges in Samar will be motivated to help you in
house to house campaigning. What you need is good strategy and
political machineries like your line-up, campaign manager, in-charge
of fund raising, advisers and start developing good speeches. Your
nine points and these are considered as platform that you have
already done will not be enough. You better study and research what
Obama had done and get something from it or a little of everything
of the strategy in his campaign that was successful.
Another advice I can give
you is that you follow what the former speaker Newt Gingrich had
done that helped the Republican Party got more house representatives
elected. It was called Contract With the American People. You better
have another strategy of a Contract with the Samarnon People. Like
telling them that there will be no more corruption in government, no
more ghost employees, all transactions in government are transparent
and that all people have access to see the vouchers and to check if
there are irregularities and anomalies involved like bidding, jack
up prices and under the table or lagay. All corrupt practices
whatever they maybe should be included in your Contract with the
people of Samar. People don't like corruption and if you can
convince that you are really serious and sincere to irradicate and
stop this corruption of any kind, then you will be elected.
I hope and pray you will
succeed as Governor of Samar.
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: January 12, 2009
Hagi ha Este sugad man han
ngatanan nga lomolopyo han probinsiya han Samar.
I have no political DNA
that will back me up in my yearning to CHANGE the political
landscape of the province of Samar. A landscape that made our
kabugtuans the poorest of the poor since time immemorial. Our
province was abused for the longest time now the reason why progress
and development seems to be taboo because of these traditional
politicians and their kins that makes DNA ridiculous. We want to do
away with these tradpols DNA's because they are the reasons why
progress is illusive in the province. We will do away with Kawatanes,
Kurakots, Plunderers, ninnies and nincompoops. The ills are created
when the government coffers go bankrupt because of these corrupt
traditional politicians, DNA's included.
You are asking me if I
have money to sustain a no non-sense campaign from start to finish?
(I mentioned vote buying because one of the reasons why I am running
for Governor is getting rid of vote buying to be a thing of the
past. Relentless and massive campaign will be carried out to ensure
that come 2010 election vote buying is taboo in the province of
Samar). Nucleus of Barack Obama's campaign were established through
volunteerism and above all financial assistance from the people. If
we want to effect the needed CHANGE in the province then we have to
sacrifice and extend assistance not only in dishing out massive
information to all our relatives, friends and associates about vote
buying to be a thing of the past, above all the needed financial
help to sustain a colossal campaign from start to finish. Massive
publicity will illicit maximum exposure in the entire province. Help
from each one of us is really necessary to attain our objective of
reaching the remote areas that even transistor radio is nonexistent.
Umagi ako hin kakurian,
nagtrabaho ako bisan kon dose anyos pala ako para la mabuhi ako
sugad man an akon pamilya. Nahatagan ko hin maupay nga pag aradman
an amon mga anak amo ito nga baga maupay na iton ira kabutang yana.
Tungod hiton akon talinguha nga makabulig hiton aton nagkukuri nga
mga kabugtuan ha Samar karuyag ko nga mag serbisyo. A service that
will ensure fortify the lives of the under privilege and the poorest
of the poor in the province. Pobre la iton napaid hito kay umagi man
hiya hin kakurian. Ini nga mga sinesering nga mga DNA's han mga
tradpols an ira pag serbisyo para la iton ha ira karicohan. An ira
kasingkasing waray iton ha mga pobre kay rico man hira. It’s about
time that we have to CHANGE Samar.
God bless us.
Date: 11 Jan 09
Election Laws and Blues
Midnytbleu tried to give
as an information on the potential problem of Basil Balasbas
transfering his voter's registration from Laguna to Catbalogan. The
truth is based on Philippine election law, residence and domicile
are synonymous to the extent that it is always construed liberally
in favor of the person who wants to register as a voter. Mr.
Balasbas is and has always been a resident of Catbalogan despite his
wanderings all over the world because he was born and raised in
Catbalogan and that he has the intent to go back to where he really
came from. In my humble legal opinion, Mr. Balasbas will have the
locus standi to register as a voter in Catbalogan and be a
candidate. However, he must re-establish his residence before the
reglementary periods or he will then be subjected to legal
harassment for his residency. Please check or read the case of
Romualdez-Marcos v. Comelec.
Mr. Balasbas is only 1/3
telling the truth that the Absentee Voting Law is only applicable to
the presidential elections. No. The Absentee voting law covers the
presidential, senate, and party-list representatives elections. So
overseas filipinos, who have duly registered as absentee voters, can
now vote for president, vice president, senators, and party-list
representative. With the approval of the Dual Citizenship Law, many
overseas filipinos can have the right to vote so long as they first
apply to re-acquire their filipino citizenships and thereafter apply
for the reinstitution of their right to vote.
Address: Tacloban City
Date: 11 Jan 2009
Mr. Hagi has specified his
own perception for qualifying a governor candidate. Captain Basilio
Balasbas does not have to be or does not have to do the
qualifications specified by Mr. Hagi of Eastern Samar. Most
Samarnons cannot see white and black of politics in Samar. Only
black politics are the only color most Samarnons can see. The
blacker the shade of Samar politics, the more Samarnons would sell
their votes and this has been going on since I have understood the
If Captain Basilio
Balasbas can introduce a white color and convince Samarnons that
there exist a white color and let them see the white color, then
most Samarnons will open up their mind. Samarnons will no longer
live the same way once they see that there is color white in
politics. By introducing a different color it will shake up Samar
and politics will never be the same again.
How can Basilio Balasbas
show a different color to the people of Samar? Very simple. Aside
from employing the student population, Captain Balasbas starting
early of 2009, can visit house by house starting from the north to
the south. All he needs is water to drink because his asset is no
other than his tougue. By looking at the eyes and touching them and
assuring Samarnons that Basilio Balasbas is going to paint Samar
white. In the science of politics, this is called "grassroot
politics". Going house to house, listening to the people of Samar,
is a very powerfull politics. Change in Samar is long overdue and I
appreciate Captain Balasbas for his effort. I wish him lots of
energy and passion for his campaign.
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: January 10, 2009
Leytenyo of Tacloban City
sugad man kan Katbaloganon from NYC,
An aton guin titinguha an
mabag-o an pan-gobyernuhan ha probinsiya han Samar. Usa nga paagi
amo in pagpakita han ngatanan nga transactions han probinsiya hilabi
na an pondo han probinsiya kon ano an proceso han mga fund releases.
All businesses that will be entered into by the province shall pass
through the bedding processes. Kawatanes, Plunderers, Kurakots,
ninnies and nincompoops will never have a chance in my
An mga Balasbas ha
Catbalogan amon gad it hira mga uropod. An akon Tatay tikang gad
hira ha San Vicente ha Tarangnan. An akon naman Nanay Atienza an
apelyido tikang liwat hira ha Estansiya pero ha Daram na nagdako
tapos ha Guinsorongan na hira nag-asawa. Tungod kay an akon mga
kag-anak waray man gud hira mga aram ngan tungod han kapobrehan
waray gud hira association han mga Balasbas bisan kon baga harani la
an Catbalogan ha amon. Hi Father Job Balasbas la an kinadto ha amon
han bag-o pala ako nga sundalo. I was already working to help my
family survive at a tender age. I grew up in Guinsorongan but
continued my studies in Cebu when I was enlisted in the Army. I
enrolled at the University of the Visiyas in Cebu but graduated in
Samar College in 1976. I could only pursue my college studies when I
am assigned in the garrison as most of the time I was assigned in
the war torn areas in the south. I finished my Bachelor of Arts
degree that subsequently got me my commission as an Officer of the
Armed Forces of the Philippines. My military background and my
training experience both in the military and in the security
industry molded the very fiber that influenced my personality. The
kind that abhor the kawatanes, plunderers, kurakots, ninnies and
nincompoops. Ini nga mga bihuran na nga mga tradpols diri ini hira
napaid hin kakurian kay waray man it hira magkuri, puro manla it
hira kaupayan hiton ira mga kalugaringon, hiton ira karicohan, asya
ito nga diri gud kita makakatagamtam hin progreso hini nga mga klase
hin politiko kay puro manla it hira mga lip service, kurakots waray
ha ira kasingkasing an pagbulig han mga pobre hilabi na an aton mga
pobrehanon nga mga kabugtuan ha probinsiya han Samar nga maiha na
gud nga nagkukuri kay maiha naman hira nga guin abusar, guin
bibinuwaan la ngan guin titinuyaw la hini nga mga plunderers nga mga
politiko ha Samar. It’s about time that we have to initiate a move
to CHANGE the political landscape of the province, the one that will
really look after the welfare of the under privilege.
Please help Samar.
Address: Cor. Mascardo & Yague Streets, Guiuan, Eastern
Date: 9 January, 2009
To Mr. Balasbas,
Allow me to ask you
1) One of your campaign
strategies is to muster as many student volunteers as you can and
make them help and work in your campaign. Are you well-known or have
you been active in the academic community in Samar? Have you been
for a number of times been invited as a keynote speaker in any
school events like graduation, or other school functions in which
your name would still ring in the ears of the students once they
learn you are running for governor?
2) Have you spearheaded a
‘cause, drive or a campaign that the end beneficiaries are all
Samarnons? That all these efforts would have attracted a wider
attention of the people of the province?
3) Are you a current or a
past officer or a member of any civic, religious, trade or
professional bodies of which you are in good standing in Samar? If
you are, then you can go and seek their help and support. Their
re-action or acceptance of your desire to run for governor is a good
‘litmus test’ that you are going to give your political opponents
something to worry about.
4) Have you been active in
the media (print and broadcast) and have had in the past extensive
exposure that Samarnons would readily recognize your face as soon as
you go up the ‘entablado’ to deliver your blistering speech about
the ‘change’ that you have so long espoused in this column.
5) Last of all, is the
money that you are going to spend. In our vernacular language,
‘Ga-ano kahaba ang pisi mo? Gargantuan !!!!
All of these to name a
few, can be collectively deemed as a good ‘measuring stick’ of your
chances come election time. Add to these would be your ability to
get your message across all classes of people you will face. 65
million Germans before the last world war had been ‘mesmerised by
Hitler in his steering speeches not only because of his unflinching
crusade against the Jews for ‘a living space for every German but
because of Hitler’s oratorical ability before huge crowds that had
gathered to listen to him. If you think that you don’t have this
ability, then I would suggest you start practising doing ‘dialogues’
to yourself in front of a mirror.
But to be honest, Mr.
Balasbas the time is not on your side at the moment because you
hardly have time for other things aside from all what I have cited
earlier in this message The ‘personal feel’ is not present and you
don’t have it unfortunately. You have a long rough road ahead and
given the intricacies of a political campaign made more difficult of
time constraints on your part.
I have thought that this
shortness of time can be overcome and remedied if to borrow the line
in the most recent issue of Time Magazine International (12 Jan 2009
issue) in describing the chances of Caroline Kennedy to take the
vacated senatorial seat of Hillary Clinton and to quote; she
(Caroline) has a head start in being selected from among the other
interested candidates to take the senate seat because of her
political DNA (meaning, because she is a Kennedy and no doubt there
is no need for any further political introductions in her behalf to
the American public).
If you have this political
DNA Mr. Balasbas, go ahead and may you succeed.
Address: Lawaan E. Samar / USA
Date: 09 Jan 09
For Roads Rehabilitation
and Repairs of Eastern Samar at petitiononline.com/esamar, so far we
only have 209 signatures as of today. Please, we need everyone's
assistance, signatures needed so they can process and implement this
project immediately. Thank you for sharing and caring.
Gov. Ben Evardone,
Palisak kay damo pa nga
mga lugar hit este nga waray maaram hit mga nahitatabo kon mabiling
ka hin pa-agui nga unta mahisamwak hit ngatanan nga barangay, magka
orosa it ngatanan. Haros ngatanan nga akon mga tinawagan ha Eastern
Samar, iba iba nga lugar, waray gud maaram. Pakiana kola nga kon kay
ano ene nga kasugad hahane na ha bog-os nga kalibutan ene nga news,
piro an tuminongnong han Samar lugod an di pa mag-aram? Na ayon kami
haimo hit imo dicta, pagtamak hine nga corruption, go for it
Address: Tacloban City
Date: 8 Jan 2009
candidacy is not a big issue for Captain Balasbas. Imelda Marcos who
resided for many years in Ilocos and in Manila during her term as
First Lady and Governor of Metro Manila, applied for residency in
Leyte, accepted by the Election Commission and she ran and won Leyte
Basilio Balasbas is a
native and born in Samar and possibly has properties in Samar. To me
that is my qualification already. There is not much economic,
educational and job opportunities in Samar and there will be no
Basilio Balasbas who can run for governor if he stayed all his life
in Samar. I am a Leytenyo but I was educated in Cebu and made many
opportunities in Cebu but my heart and mind is still Leyte and Samar
which I have relatives and I own property too.
I think the election law
should be adjusted temporarily for now to include many talented and
able Filipinos who are working overseas and who have gained many
knowledge about effective management to run for local provincial
positions. Except for the presidency and senator positions who make
foreign treaties, all other position should be available for
Filipinos who gained experience from overseas. Those having dual
citizenship should relinquish other citizenship and become full
Filipino citizen before being qualified for candidacy. We cannot
continue the same bad management by the same oligarch politicians in
Samar. We need change and whoever is brave enough to run is
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: January 7, 2009
Midnythbleu, sugad man kan
Abuda ngan han mga naugop ngan nahigugma han Samar.
Waray pa kita on-line
voting ngan waray liwat absentee voting para hiton mga national o
local election kundire Presidential Election la iton may absentee
voting through the Philippine Embassy in every country.
An akon naman bubuhaton
hini nga aton mga benefactors kon baga matatagan niyo ako hin
higayon nga maka hatag hin serbisyo hini nga aton minayoyo pero
maiha na nga nagkukuri nga aton probinsiya in pag hatag haira hin
oportunidad nga maipahamtang an ira mga karuyag nga makakabulig hini
nga aton mga nagkukuri nga mga kabugtuan, hilabi na an kalsada, an
eskuelahan, an aton mga hospital. Bisan hino nga tuminongnong han
probinsiya may ada hiya katungdanan nga maghatag hiton iya suhestion
o recomendasyon para masiguro naton an development o progreso han
aton probinsiya han Samar.
Mahitungod naman hiton
pagpapakaupay hini nga baga nauupos na ngan waray na gud kinabuhi
nga Maqueda bay. An akon sering maghihimo kita hin mga corral reefs
nga balyo hadton mga original corrals nga guin buwad han mga dagko
nga mga fishing boats ha Guinsorongan. Bug-os gud iton han kadagatan
han Samar diri la Maqueda Bay nga ira guin pahimulsan hin pira
katuig, hangtud han pagkaubos han mga isda ha Samar. An aton intawon
mga kabugtuan nga mga mandaragat napakadto na ha Palawan para la may
madakop nga isda, han una nakadto hira ha Masbate takay waray naman
liwat ha Masbate naabot na hira ha Palawan ngan kon han una nga mga
panahon usa la hira kagab-i ha dagat yana senimana na kon hira nauli,
kamakalulooy gad ini nga aton mga kabugtuan. Inabutan ko pa iton nga
mga de-makina nga mga fishing boats ngan sayod gud ako diri la ako
maaram han repercussion han panagat hini nga mga dagko nga mga
fishing boats hadto kay dose anyos pa manla ako. Han pag sundalo ko
na may mga na install na nga mga artificial corral reefs ha Maqueda
Bay pero han akon pagbakasyon ha Guinsorongan umagi an pira katuig
nakita ko na liwat an mga motorboat fishing (Troll) na nagamit na
liwat hin mga wings han pukot nga naabot gud ha kahiladman ha dagat
nga nagdradragging na liwat han mga original and artificial corral
reefs, the reason why I came up with this measure of protecting
Maqueda Bay and the Samar seas. In areas where there are no Coast
Guards the PNP takes charge.
For ghost employees being
perpetrated by traditional politicians this is the reason why I am
running for Governor because we will get rid of this benefactor
issues, ghost employees, the 15 & 30 employees obtaining in the
Capitol bldg year in and year out, these are the things that hinders
the growth, progress and development of the province of Samar. We
will get rid of the Kawatans, Kurakots, Plunderers, ninnies and
May ada kabubuwason an
aton next generation kon tutuhayon naton yana ini nga ura-ura na nga
pagkakalugmok, pagkukuri han aton probinsiya han Samar. Make Vote
Buying a thing of the past come 2010 Election and we will surely
attain our objective of helping the marginalized society and the
poorest of the poor.
Address: Tacloban City
Date: 6 Jan 2009
To: Captain Basilio
You are in the correct
path for your campaign blueprint; however, you are lacking one big
issue which is very critical for the potential voters of Samar.
While you said that you are opening a bank account for contribution
and campaign donation, you will need to make sure the bank name and
address is published and that you will make sure the bank account is
open to any public individual who would like to see the account
activities. There are many methods for public to see and one of them
is that the public who would like to check the account would give
their name, address and phone or drivers license. Without compliance
means they cannot see the account. The bank can also issue fee or
fees to anyone who would like to check the account. This is one of
your policies of making governance transparent. When you are elected
as governor of Samar, then you should do the same transparency, and
that all financial record of your provincial government must also be
opened for the public to see anytime.
Katbaloganon from NYC
Baga ma-iha na akon
binasa-basa han mga discussions nira mga Mano Addi, Mano Tonyboy,
Mano Cesar, mga unknown names nga taga SFO, Canada, etc. hi-onong
han qualifications ni Mr. Basil Balasbas. Hala daw, Mano Basil,
pakilala ha amon in detail han imo pagkatawo - full transparency
about yourself. Kay an hin-o an maruruyag mag-serbisyo, siyempre
karuyag namon, kami nga tibulig, makilala ka hin husto. For example,
diin ka nag-eskwela, diin ka dinako, who are you affiliated with
while in Samar. An kamatu-oran dire ako nakilala ha imo, pero kay
bangin ako kumilala of anyone who may be related to you.
Ayaw kabaraka, with your
full honesty about yourself and your intentions for the province,
huru-harani mo na ako makumbise nga sumoporta ha imo. To show my
sincerity of my help, I pledge to initially contribute $50 once you
open an account for your campaign fund.
Hala Mano Basil pakilala
daw, kamag-anak mo hi Fr. Job Balasbas? hira Victoriano Balasbas?
hira Engr. Manuel Balasbas, Mano Claro and Dr. Balasbas? Pati si Dot
Balasbas na contributor in Inquirer? Kon para gobernador ang imo
dadalaganan, hira hino daw la an imo pwede i-line up nga taga
Calbiga, Calbayog, Basey, Villa, Gandara, Daram, Zumarraga, Sta
Rita, etc. I might know some names and I could start also to do my
background check about my candidate!!!
Good luck Mano Basil!
Date: January 4, 2009
Mr. Balasbas, if ever you
win what will you promise to do with those benefactors who have
supported you in your campaign period?
Transfer my voters registration from San Pedro, Laguna to Catbalogan,
Legally, as stated in "The
Voter’s Registration Act of 1996." sec. 9 states,
Sec. 9. Who may Register.
- All citizens of the Philippines not otherwise disqualified by law
who are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and who shall have
resided in the Philippines for at least one (1) year, and in the
place wherein they propose to vote, for at least six (6) months
immediately preceding the election, may register as a voter.
Any person who temporarily
resides in another city, municipality or country solely by reason of
his occupation, profession, employment in private or public service,
educational activities, work in the military or naval reservations
within the Philippines, service in the Armed Forces of the
Philippines, the National Police Forces, or confinement or detention
in government institutions in accordance with law, shall not be
deemed to have lost his original residence.
Any person, who, on the
day of registration may not have reached the required age or period
of residence but, who, on the day of the election shall possess such
qualifications, may register as a voter.
Sec 12., states
Sec. 12. Change of
Residence to Another City or Municipality. - Any registered voter
who has transferred residence to another city or municipality may
apply with the Election Officer of his new residence for the
transfer of his registration records.
The application for
transfer of registration shall be subject to the requirements of
notice and hearing and the approval of the Election Registration
Board, in accordance with this Act. Upon approval of the application
for transfer, and after notice of such approval to the Election
Officer of the former residence of the voter, said Election Officer
shall transmit by registered mail the voter’s registration record to
the Election Officer of the voter’s new residence.
therefore you cannot just
go to Catbalogan at the end of January 2009 to transfer your voters
Hereunder is the dissected 9-point agenda and I want everyone to
re-examine and append something that would make it viable for the
progress and development of the entire province;
creation of jobs through Eco tourism. Restoration of Maqueda bay and
adjacent channel by installing effective coral reefs all throughout
the Samar Seas subsequently stopping trolls along the shallow waters
and dynamite fishing. To make this effective every barangay will be
provided with a pump boat and a PNP contingent with a barangay
police to patrol the strait. First offenders will be docketed but
illegal fishing materials will be confiscated. 2nd offenders will be
charged in court. Immediate stop of all illegal logging at all cost.
** how much is a pump
boat? how much fuel will it cost? even Philippine Navy cannot do
what you propose to do due to lack of budget. the PNP jurisdiction
is at land, everything else on water goes to the jurisdiction of the
Philippine Coast Guard. 2nd offenders will be charged in court? how
long will the process be?
– How can you install and
pay an effective coral reef? The cheapest artificial coral reef is
by blowing up and sinking old ship, but where can you get old ships?
Those trees that grow in the water by the shorelines know as
mangroves serve the same purpose coral reefs. The fish eggs are
hatched on the mangroves and the mangroves protect the small fish
from being eaten by bigger fish, thus making millions of fish
available for the people. Instead of dreaming for expensive coral
reef, Samarnons should plant and protect mangroves and nipa along
the shorelines. While dynamite fishing is under our control, it is
only a behavioral adjustment by constant public awareness from grade
school to college and by constant 0public announcement by every
leader from barangay captain through the governor. Basilio Balasbas
can become a leader for this issue as no one in Samar today has
addressed this very simple but big problem.
construction of new buildings, classrooms, provision of desks and
chairs and books for students and scholarships to poor families.
** This will take a long
time to do but with proper channels it can be done.
– Let us dream only if we
are sure we know where to get the funding. This proposal requires
billions of pesos. Where can we get this money?
balancing of the budget.
** Tax? if this will be
the case then I rather not go to Catbalogan. read an excerpt on
Chapter 5 page 122. of Rich Dad Poor Dad and I quote..."the idea of
taxes were made popular, and accepted by majority, by telling the
poor and the middle class that taxes were created to punish the
rich. Although it was intended to punish the rich, in reality it
wound up punishing the middle class and the poor.
So, who are the rich
people basically? it could be the merchants, the professionals etc.
When the merchants and the businessmen gets taxed, of course they
would have to add it on their costs on the product they sell. the
professionals will have to ask for a higher compensation because the
merchants increased prices due to tax. When the professionals like
the doctors and the lawyers increase their professional fee, the
poor and the middle class wont be able to get their services.
Here in Manila we get a
parking permit if we park at public places overnight, especially
those people who have trucks and extra vehicles which they park
along pavements of the Manila road.
Tax sin products? I would
rather buy it at another place by bulk not Catbalogan.
Public parkings at beach?
hello... Samar is an island even my home at Taft has a beach front.
so why do I have to pay for parking. What is suggest is the
DTI and the BIR be strict at mapping out establishments like what
they do at Tacloban.
Construction and maintenance of farm to market roads including the
repair of the existing roads from Tacloban to Catbalogan and from
Calbayog to Catbalogan.
– This proposal is in line
with GMA plans and policy. You can be sure you can get funding for
this proposal. You will need some politicking by creating a deadly
accident on the bad roads and then make it a big deal in the media
and then blame the DPHW and GMA for the death because of the bad
**wow, faking an accident?
this one is funny. who would like to volunteer as the victim?
provision of electricity and water supply to barangays.
– This can be done though
private corporate initiative. But at least half of Samarnons must be
able to pay for these services. You need to create jobs for the
** this need is not
immendiate. who needs electricity when they cant even buy a light
bulb. water supply? you can put pumps as projects at barangay level.
Eradicating of ghost employees and the 15 and 30 employees who only
reports to their respective departments every 15th and 30th of the
month to get their salaries.
** ghost employees are
hired by the politicians themselves. i dont know if the scope of
being governor cover all from top rank to the lowest.
– I actually have seen how
this scam can be corrected. Basilio Balasbas can reorganize the
department and assigning different supervisors and changing
department responsibilities. Ghost and lazy employees come out in
the open after the reorganizing the department. This is an easy
issue because it is a local issue which only requires local control.
development of stagnant government lands/properties into
agricultural lands for our farmers and other entrepreneurial
undertaking thereby generating more income to the province.
** yes theoretically that
is the case but do u think in the standard of living of the
Samarnons, they can afford to have their lands taxed?
– First, all the lands in
Samar need to surveyed and documented in the Office of Deeds. After
the survey, all parcels of lands must be taxed. Thereafter, when the
land is sold, bought, lease or any transaction, the local government
will tax for every transaction. Because this is real state property,
taxes are in the millions of pesos every year.
automation of the entire capitol building to check automatically the
erarnings of all generating departments that can be accessed by
everyone including the result of all biddings to make it
**this is possible but
this is Samar, even in Makati and in Manila they cannot supervise
the earnings and where the last cent of their budget goes.
especially those "red tapes" and such
– This is possible as
computers have become cheaper.
Coordination with the local AFP (Army) and the PNP contingent with
respect to the peace and order situation in the province on a weekly
basis. Creation of a task force that will include the Philippine
Drug Enforcement Agency, the PNP.
**PDEA has limited budget
do u think they can put up an office here permanently and hire
personnel's? not unless the city is the one who will shoulder the
– We will seek for peace
negotiations with the NPA's through the Peace and Order Council of
the 8th Inf Division of the Army in Catbalogan, Samar.
Address: Angcal, Roanoke, Virginia U.S.A.
Nagpapasalamat ako haimo
hini nga imo mga plano hin pag-iba hiton pagpatakbo hiton aton
gobyernohan ha bug-os nga aton higugmaon nga tuna han Samar...Kay
sugad man han siridngon hin-o man?.. Kondi hi kita..Iton imo mga
plano maupay god ini. Kon hibabaru-an hiton kada tagsa. Bisan iton
mga Barangay nga aadto hirayo hiton bungto. I don't see why nga diri
hira mabutos haimo? Maupay god liwat kon may-ada mag house to house
ngan ig tul-id god haira, nga kay ano nga we need to change.
I called my family in
Salcedo they don't even know, Kon ano iton mga going on ha Samar.
Pareho naman hiton yana nga kan Mila Tan. Ada kay iton iriba man
lwat waray man maaram gumamit hin computer.
Ano man iton imo larang
tungod hini nga mga tawo nga ha gawas hiton Pilipinas? May-ada liwat
on line nga pag votos? Thank You.
Address: Catbalogan City
To Mr. Basilio Balasbas,
Para hit imo kandidatura
pagka governor siguroha god nga magdaog ka kay it Catbaloganon god
nakikita ko baa dawkon waray ka kwartaa agedaw. Kon my kwata kaman
liwat bilnga an mga tangkod nga tawo ha imo kay dd basta bag o na
kandidato damo it nadaop kunyari mga tangkod. Basta god ayaw pag pa
dalidali kon karuyag mo magdaog pagkagovernor.
Address: Lawaan E. Samar / USA
Date: Jan.2, 2009
Dondingz, thank you so
much for sharing the rehabilitation of roads and repair for Eastern
Samar at petitiononline.com/esamar. I had spread the news to my
families, friends, Samarnons to all who are willing to help. I
suggest to allow barangays captains of Eastern Samar to travel house
to house insuring all Eastern Samarnons sign this petition speeding
the process immediately. I called my family in Lawaan, nobody seems
to know about these. Please keep us posted.