The National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), the Northwest Samar State University’s (NwSSU) Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension and External Affairs, and the NwSSU Arts, Social and Cultural Affairs, in coordination with the Lamiraw Literary Arts Organization, proudly announce the 7th Lamiraw Regional Creative Writing Workshop (LRCWW) to be held on November 9-12, 2010 in Calbayog City, Samar. Now in its seventh year, Lamiraw introduces a new addition—the Chito S. Roño Literary Awards for poetry, fiction and drama—which will be launched during the opening ceremony of the workshop. In order to boost the revival of the literature of Eastern Visayas, entries in said literary contest must be written in Waray, Sebuano or Inabaknon The contest’s sponsor, Chito S. Roño, renowned film director and a native of Calbayog, is also this year’s workshop keynote speaker. Details for the Chito S. Roño Literary Awards will be announced in June. The panelists in the workshop are Pr…
Note: This post is the Administrator's take on how the recent elections went. Fair comments are welcome.
From how I saw it, it was indeed an impressive election. It definitely was more peaceful than the most recent ones. Automation made the process exciting (or worrisome) but at the same time challenging. Truly, it was heartwarming to see people brave the punishing summer heat and the tiring wait just to be able to cast their votes. There is no doubt in my mind that the results reflected the Abaknons’ true democratic will. However, why they voted for whom is an entirely different issue. I wish to think that in the final analysis, they did vote with the thought of what’s best for Capul.
But even with that, any voter who receives money during election time still compromises his vote. While I do not wish to rob the winners of the glory of their victory, I bet that the aftertaste of their win would have been much sweeter if they (again, i mean ALL of them) did not give money to court…
After the canvassing of the votes from Capul's 14 clustered precincts, the newly-elected leaders were proclaimed in the afternoon of May 11.
The following were the results of the automated elections:
Isidro S. Bandal - 3,706 votes
Ignacio V. Cascano - 3,211
Orlando F. Odtujan - 106
For Vice Mayor:
Veronica B. Castillo - 3,460 votes
Remegio C. Ortego - 3,349 votes
Joselito C. Catucod - 3,898
Leon M. Castillo Jr - 3,533
Anthony Ian B. Castillo - 3,434
Asuncion C. Bonabon - 3,427
Carlos O. Manaog - 3,388
Wenceslao P. Castillo - 3,372
Renato E. Pasco - 3,273
Nanette O. Magdaraog - 3,195
Those who missed the cut:
Arnel Q. Ortego - 3,162
Rhea S. Sauro - 3,149
Marta S. Pelito - 3,145
Marlon C. Mente - 3,016
Eduardo A. Castillo - 2,910
Rolando F. Pineda - 2,907
Ignacio V. Magloyuan - 2,903
Baltazar C. Pernito - 2,769
A total of 7,203 voters out of the 7,928 in the registry cast their votes.
Summertime, being the period off school, has always been the time for Filipino boys to go through the traditional rite of passage to manhood. Since the minor operation can be costly if done in the hospital, the Capul Pink Organization with the help of sponsors, came up with the Operation Tuli in Marikina. Iya to i mga tururion ....
Aw sala. Yayto bali dina ...
Dr. Ben Depaz gave his services for free.
Operating Room assistants were Edwin Montopar and Mansuette Cabacang. Boy was the designated nurse, distributing the medicines after the critical cut. At me school supplies pa!
Anxious parents and relatives were there too for moral support.
Over-all coordinator was Alex Castillo while Buddy Flores served as hygiene assistant (in other words "tagahugas" ng mga medical equipment hehe). Sixteen boys got "cut" last Sunday and the others were scheduled for May 23.
Donors to the activity were Marikina Mayoralty candidate Boy Bolok, Marie Michiko Eli-Freic (Alex's college cla…