Wednesday, April 22, 2009

TESDA PGMA-TWSP Scholarships available in Ilocos Norte

a. Aquaculture
b. Tour Guiding Services
c. Massage Therapy
d. Bartending
e. Commercial Cooking
f. Housekeeping
g. Food and Beverage Services
h. Shielded Metal Arc Welding
i. Front Office Services
j. Baking/Pastry Production
k. Automotive Servicing
l. Food Processing
m. Consumer Electronics
n. Dressmaking
o. Tailoring
p. Horticulture
q. Crop Production
r. Carpentry
s. Masonry
t. Tile Setting
u. Animation
v. Computer Hardware Services
w. Health Care Services
x. Building Wiring Installation
y. Deck Seafaring
z. Engine Seafaring
aa. Driving
bb. Security Services
cc. Slaughtering Operations

Interested parties may apply at TESDA Ilocos Norte Provincial Office,
P. Gomez St., Brgy. 2, Laoag City
Tel. # (077) 773-2198

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Delivering and Shaking

Delivering farm equipment and shaking hands of graduates that is.

This is what's been keeping me busy these past few weeks.  

Here I am handing over jetmatic water pumps and knapsack sprayers to farmer-beneficiaries in the towns of Bangui and Pagudpud.  The source of funding is President GMA's Social Fund through the Department of Agriculture.

And then here I am shaking the hands of the graduates of Binsang Elementary School in Pasuquin town this morning.  I've gone to similar ceremonies in Vintar, Piddig, Laoag City and Bacarra, as well.

It's been a tiring March.  And April's pretty much gonna be the same.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

9 MAY 2010

10:35 a.m.

Guy 1  :  Manang, eleksyon na bukas ah.  Mukhang malakas si xxx ah?  Mukhang panalo na
Woman:  Ay, oo, ading!  Panalong panalo yun!
Guy 1  :  Sige, manang, salamat.  Alis na ako.

9:23 p.m.

Guy 2  :  Manang, magandang gabi.  O eto, kunin mo na 'to. (hands some money to her) 'wag
              na lang po kayo bumoto bukas.  Total, mananalo naman si xxx.  'di na kelangan                     ng boto niyo.  Sige na, manang.
Woman:  Okay, barok. (takes money)

9:25 p.m.
Guy 3  :  Manang, nakita ko tinanggap mo yung pera ha. (brandishes his gun tucked under his
              his shirt) 'di namin kayo makikita bukas sa presinto ha.
Woman:  Huh? Ah, oo, sige.

This is a scenario that could definitely happen in next year's local elections (because they started doing this last 2007).  

Groups paying off voters NOT to vote... and threatening them if they do.

Tsk...  What to do to counter this?