The phrase "Imperial of Albay" is usually associated with the terms "politicians", "political clan", "powerholders", "patrons" and the like. In most cases, the association extends to something negative as the politicians from the Imperial clan are being blamed for the misfits of the province either because of sheer ignorance, pure hatred, or even jealousy. But … Continue reading The Imperials in Bicol History (Part I)
Shakespeare once said: A rose by any name would smell as sweet. Siguro arog man kaan an bulod. A mountain by any name would look majestic just the same. Like Mt. Iriga which is the name I call the mountain at the city in Rinconada. Dai ko kaya aram an ngaran so I called it … Continue reading Mt. Iriga and its other names
By: Nery Nuyda Ronatay Sa katotohanan maimon kong sambay An satuyang minamawot sa mga pagtaram Iyong pagkamoot na luway-luway nangingidam Bagay na gusto niyatong tunay makaputan Bako sanang pirming mapangatorogan. Nata, bako daw kitang tunay na mga para-habol Sa unibersong nakabado kan satuyang ilusiyon? Bakong kita nanggad ang matinios na santo Duman sa satuyang mamuraway … Continue reading An Pag-imon nin Sambay
I must admit I did not give due attention to the words used by Nery Ronatay in his poems (see here and here). The same with the poems of M.I. (found here and here). I just felt them by the heart just like a melody that lulls a soul. Until somebody told me: Don't you … Continue reading “Agimadmad” and DTN’s translations of the rawit-dawits
The September 27, 2008 editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirer entitled “Plugging the Leak” gave us an insight on some of the realities surrounding the budget process of the country. It implied that while the “power of the purse” remains with the Congress, the “power over the contents of the purse”, the way and how … Continue reading Leak-plugging or Re-piping?