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Friend Norbie S. Edding former Secretary to the Mayor of Vit Agan, who turned undefeated Mayor of Sibuco, and is now succeeded by son Bong, yesterday posted this interesting item on his fb acct.



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Guys paki kalat lang for BBM Vote protection. Hindi pa tapos ang laban. (…Please spread for…Fight is has not yet ended.)

Ito na may copy na ko lahat ng result per region last election 2016.. Here, I have a copy of all results per region.)”

Note: Should you wish to see the results, log in to timelines of Nobie Sauragal Hamin Edding or Jimmy U. Cabato, for I had shared his post.

The conclusive ending”


BBM 14,283,447

LENI 12,903,898

PERO SA MEDIA ANG TOTAL NA PINAPAKITA NILA AY (But in Media, the total they showed was.)

BBM - 13,394,086

LENI - 13,605,015


BBM 14,283,447

LENI 12,903,898

TOTAL 27,187,345


BBM. 13,394,086

LENI. 13,605,015

TOTAL. 26,999,101


MEDIA - 26,999,101

= 188,244

ASAN ANG 188,244 NA BOTO? SAN NA PUNTA? (Where are the 188,244 votes? Where did they go?”

That’s the tale of the tape. Need we say more?

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A friend whose identity he and SS jointly opt to - at the moment - keep anonymous, purposely came to SS on Friday to speak out a word or two on his observations on the declaration and actual implementation of Martial Law, particularly in this part of Mindanao, where he is back based.

Today, we share with you only an inkling of his observations. A detailed account will next be published here sometime, when the requested observations to be sent to SS via fb messenger is received, for at writing time none has yet come in.

Reconciling his feelings on the declaration of Martial Law to its actual implementation in relation to conducts of checkpoints, he started out, “Yes, I favor the declaration of Martial Law,” then grumbled grievances he woefully experienced in checkpoints.

No, he did not complain about delays. He moaned of discriminations, rudeness and such other discrepancies soldiers are displaying in checkpoints. He recited a litany of them that prompted SS to request for the PM’ing.

His intention for speaking out, he said, is for authorities to call the attention of their men for such unruly behavior, saying that by then SS may mention his name.

On the sides, SS takes time to share with you the comments Cabinet Chair Mongueh Gan of our informant. As I was talking with the visitor on a separate table but very close to the cabinet’s, Mongueh whispered to me, “Abogao se?” I just smiled at that moment, concealing from the visitor his curiosity.

But after we talked I introduced them to each other. Right after, Monqueh’s inquisitive mind came into play. Pointblank, he asked in chabacano, “Are you a lawyer?”

The civil reply was, “No. I am even not even a high school graduate, reaching second year only.”

And that reply stunned me, too. The friend I was talking with was a Manila-based boadcater, who branched out to big-time media advertising.

Oh, yes. He not only speaks the English language with good diction, his grammar is marked with English fluency. And with a well-modulated voice, to boot!

You will all know him soon.

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They are still at it. Pushers continuing their illicit trade activity, seemingly unmindful of anti-drug operatives who, on their own also continue their drives relentlessly. Recently, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Zamboanga Peninsula arrested a suspected big-time drug pusher in an east coast village of Zamboanga City. PDEA-Zampen Director Lyndon Aspacio identified the arrested suspect as Esiram Hajihil, a resident of Barangay Mampang. Hajihil.

Seized from him were 50 grams of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P70,000 and a bundle of "boodle money" placed inside an envelope. Aspacio said Hajihil will be charged with violation of Section 5, Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. He is now under detention.

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With around 600 structures still needing to be cleared of militants, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said yesterday it might not be able to wrap up its operations in Marawi City before the 60-day martial law lapses on July 22 or two days before President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Military Spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said “We are right into the 10 to 15 days of the President. But the 10 to 15 days is beyond the SONA…so don’t expect it to be before the SONA,”.

And presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella confirmed that 600 of the 1,500 to 2,000 buildings and structures in Marawi have yet to be inspected and cleared of terrorists.

Abella said clearing operations are “progressing positively.” He added that there are still 80 terrorists holed up in four barangays, with heavy resistance monitored in two villages.

About eight days into the 60-day limit of the martial law proclamation in Mindanao, the AFP has yet to give developments on the status of Fr. Teresito “Chito” Soganub who was taken hostage by the Maute gunmen along with around 200 others at the height of the siege last May.

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday clarified that Police Superintendent Marvin Marcos and 18 other policemen who were suspended administratively and charged in the killing of former Albuera, Leyte, Mayor Roland Espinosa and another inmate in November last year are not yet off the hook.

PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said Marcos and his men may have been reverted to “duty status” but the criminal aspect of the case remains.

But of course, reinstatement is limited to a return-to-work status, but cases already filed stay. (By Jimmy Cabato)

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