Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sorsogon 2010 election winners

Sorsogon 2010 election winners proclaimed

by BA Recebido

LGUs back to business as usual

Sorsogon Province (17 May) -- Following the rush last week due to the Philippines' first ever national and local automated polls and the proclamation of winning candidates, local government units (LGUs) across the province are back to business as usual.

"We thank those who pushed the country's automated election, the counting and canvassing done manually in the past stretching the proclamation process for week were now reduced to 24 to 48-hr period," the Boards of Election Inspectors and Canvassers here stated.

It can be noted that the Provincial Comelec here on Wednesday afternoon (May 12), proclaimed Raul Lee (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), ex-governor and husband of incumbent governor, as the winning governor garnering a landslide victory of 160,251 votes as against Jose Solis (Kampi) who only got 60,830 votes.

Former Vice-Governor Antonio "Kruni" Escudero (Independent) succeeded his comeback bid as vice-governor by winning 115,946 votes as against his four opponents.

For the 1st district congressional seat, Jose Edwin Hamor (NP) who got 63,287 votes loses to incumbent Congressman Salvador Escudero III (NPC) who got 89,512 votes.

Incumbent Gubat Mayor Deogracias Ramos, Jr. (LP) topped the congressional seat in the second district edging a slim margin against Ricardo Golpeo (NPC), his closest opponent.

The province of Sorsogon has 397,419 total registered voters in 692 clustered precincts. Of the total number of registered voters, 323,191 have actually voted.

Meanwhile, Irosin town was the first to proclaim their winning candidates on May 11, 7:36 A.M., while Donsol town was the last to proclaim on the afternoon of May 12.

In Sorsogon City, Leovic Dioneda (LP) holds on to his post as the city mayor by winning a gap of 11,037 votes against his lone opponent, incumbent City Vice-Mayor Edmundo Atutubo (Kampi).

Robert Rodrigueza (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), son of incumbent governor Sally Lee and governor-elect Raul Lee won a big margin as Sorsogon City vice-mayor against his lone opponent incumbent city councilor Roel Sta. Ana.

The following municipal mayors were also proclaimed winners in their respective towns, Barcelona - current provincial administrator Atty. Manuel Fortes, Jr. (LP); Bulan - incumbent Mayor Helen Rose de Castro (Lakas-Kampi-CMD; Bulusan - Michael Guysayko (NP), son of incumbent Bulusan Mayor and League of Municipalities Sorsogon chapter president Juan Guysayko who did not make it in the second district congressional race; Castilla - incumbent Mayor Olive Bermillo (LP); Casiguran - incumbent Mayor Ester Hamor (NP); Donsol - incumbent Mayor Jerome Alcantara (LP); Gubat - 29 yr-old Ronnel Lim (NP); Irosin - Eduardo Ong (PDP-Laban); Juban - Jimmy Fragata (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) and husband of three-termer and incumbent Mayor Tess Fragata; Magallanes - former mayor of the same town Roque Carranza (Lakas-Kampi-CMD); Matnog - former Matnog mayor Emilio Ubaldo (Kampi); Pilar - incumbent Mayor Dennis Sy-Reyes (NPC); and, Prieto Diaz -incumbent Provincial Board Member Jocelyn Lelis (Lakas-Kampi-CMD).

Meanwhile, both the defeated and proclaimed winners vowed to set aside politics after the election and start to work on genuine public service to help make Sorsogon move forward.

Sorsoganons, meanwhile, anticipate that the newly elected leaders will vouch to what they have promised. (PIA Sorsogon)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Four bidders vie for BacMan

Four bidders vie for BacMan

By Abigail L. Ho
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:54:00 04/08/2010

Filed Under: Economy and Business and Finance, Energy

THE 150-MEGAWATT (MW) BACON-Manito geothermal facility in Manito, Albay, and Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, has attracted four bidders.

According to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp., the government agency in charge of privatizing the power plants of National Power Corp., these four bidders attended Tuesday’s pre-bid conference to clarify certain provisions of the bidding procedures.

Comments raised during the pre-bid conference, however, would not change the bidding procedures for the geothermal facilities, unless PSALM issues a supplemental bid bulletin citing any change, PSALM asset valuation and disposal department manager Ricardo Empleo said in a statement.

All four bidders that participated in the pre-bid conference had complied with PSALM’s initial requirements, including the submission of a letter of interest as well as payment of a non-refundable fee of $2,000.

They likewise executed a confidentiality agreement with PSALM before the March 29 deadline.

Because of this confidentiality agreement, PSALM could not disclose the names of the four bidders, although Aboitiz Power Corp. and the Lopez group’s Energy Development Corp. were said to be among those interested in the geothermal plants.

Deadline for the submission of final bids is scheduled for May 5.

The Bac-Man I geothermal plant is composed of two 55-MW turbines, both commissioned in 1993.

The Bac-Man II plant, on the other hand, is composed of the Cawayan and Botong units, each rated at 20 MW.

The Cawayan unit started commercial operation in 1994, while the Botong unit was commissioned in 1998.

The geothermal steam that fuels the plants’ turbines comes from EDC, the largest geothermal energy producer in the country.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

For Bacon

Anonymous said...

Hello El Muralla, may I know what achievement Mayor Dioneda has made to Bacon?

Ah, you are right! Improvement of race! Maraming nalahian si Mayor sa Bacon during his incumbency. Because he is good looking, of course, the product is the same, di bha! Future actors and actresses.

Now that he is again the powerful Mayor of Sorsogon City, again nagkakalat na naman ng lahi.

Does immorality brings good governance?

I consider Bacon a victim of exploitation of Mayor Dioneda during his 3 terms as Mayor.

Bacon was stripped of its historical and cultural glory as a municipality because of his political ambition.

The vast forested mountains of Bacon where Narra tree once grows abundantly has been cut down because of his personal gain.

Sabi ng mga taga Bacon noon pag tumakbo at nag siren an ambulance, tiyak yon may karga na narra flitches.

Or if Narra logs are being transported by trucks, seated infront beside the driver is either of his brothers, Entong or Paeng. So no Policeman dared to apprehend it.

Brod El Muralla what accomplishment then did Mayor Dioneda has done to the former glorious Bacon.

Least to say, if Bacon was not merged to Sorsogon City, don't you know the vast natural resources of Bacon that will help in the development of the municipality, sana?

The marbles and coal deposit at Gatbo, the BACMAN geothermal plant, the airport, the Banao port, the white beaches from San Juan to Sawanga, the large rice and coconut plantations.

See? To those who love Bacon, let us gather and united to find ways to bring back BACON to its former entity and distinction as a municipality.

It can be, like Daraga from Legaspi. All we need is someone who will author a Bill for its separation from Sorsogon City.

Por delicadeza, Leovic Dioneda will not do it nor any of his avid supporters like Maning Eco, Lorna Figueroa, etc.

Bacon was a precious jewel which was robbed from our possession. Kahit na anong kagandahan ang sasabihin natin patungkol sa Bacon, there is always apprehension in our minds.

Are we not promoting Sorsogon City in general? Think about it, New Yorker and foreign based Bacongnons (Asia, Middle East and Europe, sa Dubai marami tayong Bacongnon!)

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Latest report

Raul Lee who is running for Governor and his son Bobet Lee who is running for Vice Mayor of Sorsogon City have now merged with Leovic Dioneda camp.

Dioneda who is campaigning for his reelection as Mayor of Sorsogon City had officially made Bobet his running mate.

The above political strategy was made to defeat the opponents for the governorship Solis and Cherry Diaz, and Ramon Guillermo, an independent candidate for provincial governor and Ed Atutubo for the mayorship.

It must also be mentioned that Leovic's son is also running for provincial board member.

By: New Yorker
8:51 PM, April 27, 2010