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BY Jimmy Cabato

Alas, family members prevailed over SS to accept the ceasefire feelers the opposing camp sent in. Yesterday, this was the stand of SS as written. “… advancing my position on the matter, the retaliation goes on. It was discovered they have treacherously been stabbing our backs for the last three days.

Ya mete, pues hay hede (They have messed things up, they will then stink), no matter who get hurt in the process. SS refers to two elderlies who have since retired from politics. Sorry, but for SS, the battle is on.

Abangan.”

Friends, for good  or bad, SS bows to the will of the family - wife Lily, Boday, Cocoy - a candidate himself for Kagawad, - Aimie for retention as barangay, the responsibilities of which she has excellently discharged for close to two years  now, when she assumed upon swearing in of brother Boday as city councilor. Elder sis Jimbit in Gensan now for PRC validation.

Sorry, folks, you will miss the fun. No retaliation  takes course. The Amie “I love Baliwasan Team” remains cool and decent. No foul hits.

The opposing camp must stay true to their call for peace..

It has turned out the Cabato decision is reflective of the Zamboanga City Police, Commission on Elections, Department of Interior and Local Government move inviting all candidates to gather in separate places for the signing of a peace covenant.

Sr. Insp. Jun Maani, Covenant coordinator, disclosed that the peace agreement was initiated by City Police Director, Sr. Supt. Allan Nazarro, who instructed all Police Chiefs of the eleven stations in the city to move immdizately.

In the AOR of Police Station 11, the activity was this morning. SS knows because Baliwasan is under the mantle of PS 11, and all of Aimie’s candidates were there.

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House Bill 7321, a congressional bill which will protect cellular phone subscribers from unwanted calls and text messages, was passed by the House of Representatives on 2nd reading earlier this week.

Second reading passage? That’s it. On third it will be a prelude to being a law, after the Senate passes it, too, to be proceeded by a bicameral meeting o of minds.

Our very own Cong. Celso, one of its authors, described the bill as a measure that will promote responsible and accountable business practices by marketing and sales agents.

Nice one, folks.

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It’s D-day today for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno

Will she be ousted as head of the judiciary by her own peers in the Supreme Court (SC) or will she face impeachment before the Senate?

Rallyists for and against the quo warranto case are expected to gather along Padre Faura St. in Ermita, Manila. Sereno’s supporters are expected to wear purple-colored garments for the dismissal of the case. And pro-ousters in red.

And this one bespeaks of the unpopularity of Sereno even among minions right inside the SC.  Yesterday, by members of the SC Employees Association (SCEA) to dramatize their demand for the ouster of Sereno tied red ribbons at the SC gates.

Last Monday, SCEA members and judges affiliated with the Philippine Judges Association (PJA) reiterated their call for Sereno to resign “to save the SC as an institution.”

But Sereno shrugged off their call and maintained that resignation is only for the coward.

There were speculations that the SC would grant Calida’s petition to disqualify and oust Sereno.

And as of yesterday, the voting assumption was 10-4, meaning 10 justices in favor of dismisal and four justices against.

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Good news for disability pensioners as well as for beneficiaries of the Employment Compensation package. Pres. Duterte has issued Executive Order No. 54 to that effect.

While there is no mention of regular pensioners, the latter should not complain. Only last year, a round of increase was already, with two more tranches in line.




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