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As we continue to give space to our City Officials on their stand in the creation of the 3rd Congressional District for Zamboanga City, yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk to Councilor Benjamin Guingona as to why he abstained in the said proposition.

Among the points he mentioned, and I much very much in agreement with him when he said that who wouldn’t want the added 70 Million additional Budget for the City? He said that he abstained to it just because it is premature to come from the City Council. Lest it will come from his District Representative, he will all the way support the stand of his Congressman.

Coun. Guingona is very adamant with the move. Amidst his personal stand on this issue, he said that it should not come from the City Council as this will be of no bearing should any one of the Congressional Representatives would not support the move just like in the previous bill filed by Congresswoman Beng Climaco-Salazar in the 14th Congress where it was killed by technicality since Cong. Fabian did not support the move.

Clearly, he has a point in what could have been a useless effort for them to push an issue with no bearing and weight.

Delicadeza is also what he has shown to all of us. Coun. Guingona’s flight is evident in this issue. He is for the development of the City but in a legal and right way.

Huh, I hope that if the initiative will be coming from our Representatives of the Lower House, then I don’t think that we will think twice in which side will our dear Councilor Guingona support.

Hope that others would follow his example.


I am alarmed by the report of Councilor Melchor Sadain regarding the state of our athletes in the ongoing Palarong Pambansa.

Accordingly, the athletes and coaches are not properly fed. The food served to them are not well cooked and even not well prepared.

An undisclosed athlete personally recounted his bad experience in a Radio interview.

It is frustrating to hear about this poor treatment and attention our Zamboanga Delegation is receiving. I don’t see any point why we have to let our athletes suffer like this. The performance of these athletes will surely be affected.

I am calling on our DepEd officials along with our local officials who are there in Dapitan City to please look after our athletes. They should be given the utmost care for they are the one doing our City and the Region proud.

To our dear athletes, I hope that this would not stop you from showing what you got. Bring home the Bacon!


The Basilan National High School Class of 1996 will be holding its Batch Reunion on May 14, 2011 at the La Vista del Mar, Zamboanga City.

This is the first to be held here in the City and officially, the first after 15 years of leaving the Portals of Basilan National High School, our dear Alma Mater.

I am calling on Batch ’96 to contact our batchmates and take part in this assembly.

For further inquiries, please call/text me at 09165324593 or email yours truly at

See you there!

By Ronnie A. Natividad

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