Tag: prominent personality

2019 Elections: Albay Provincial Candidates

The filing of candidacies for the 2019 elections revealed a few surprises in the Province of Albay. This is because of the events at the national level that necessitated some realignments at the local level. It should be noted that the 2019 election is a midterm election and will test the public's support for the … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Albay Provincial Candidates


Mayor Jesse Robredo in the DILG

After a long wait, former Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo now sits as the Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Marurumduman na an puwesto pinag-iinteresan man ni Vice President Jejomar Binay. According to the DILG website, Robredo's qualifications include the following: Sec. Robredo is a multi-awarded local chief executive of Naga … Continue reading Mayor Jesse Robredo in the DILG

Is political realignment for real in Bicol?

The Bicolano vote generally is an opposition vote when it comes to the national elections and an administration vote in the local elections. This is what I found out when I did my paper, "Post-Marcos Elections and The Changing Mentality Behind the Bicolano Vote". But with the sinking of the Palaka or Partido Lakas-KAMPI and … Continue reading Is political realignment for real in Bicol?

History malnourished

Among the most visited post in this blog is the article "Past Governors of Bicol". Some even dropped comments one of which goes: O wait, but there isn’t any initiative to learn more about Bicol’s past leaders, is there? According to former UP President Dodong Nemenzo: The problem with our contemporary history is that it … Continue reading History malnourished

Idolizing Jose Rizal

In the early 1990's a survey was held asking who should be the national hero: Dr. Jose Rizal or Andres Bonifacio? The survey was in relation to the moves not only to rename the Philippines but also to replace some important symbols of the country. The pro-Rizals won and the idea of renaming Philippines lost. … Continue reading Idolizing Jose Rizal