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  • lv on September 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago 


    Miriam Defensor Santiago
    1945-1916

    Condolence to the family of the late Senator Miriam Santiago.

    People say that Miriam was the best president that the Philippines never had and I do agree on that. She will be missed. She was one tough senator but at the same time she was also the one who made the Senate alive during her time in the Philippine Senate. She was very entertaining. She loved the country that even when she was already in the late stages of her cancer, she still wanted to serve the people by running to be the president of the Philippines. While battling cancer, she was writing and passing laws. In fact, she has more laws credited to her more than a lot of her colleagues in the Senate.

    So long Senator. The Filipino people will always remember you as the brilliant, feisty, hardworking senator who did a lot of good things for the good and betterment of our country. We thank you.

    May you rest in peace.

     
  • lv on September 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    The First Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump 

    I think Hillary won this first round. What do you think? Let’s see what happens in the next debates.

     
    • Atty. Romeo J. Somera, CPA on September 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Most americans agree with you. She was prepared, presidential like compared to Trump that keeps on interrupting her, unable to directly respond to propounded questions. He was like a kid unable to grasp the situation and properly react to it. I like Gary Johnson but when he displayed his lack of knowledge on current events and geography (Where is Aleppo?), it has now become the choice of the lesser evil. Unlike the past Philippine elections, we had a lot of choices. Though I know she will lost but being the most qualified, brainwise and experience, I voted for Miriam (God bless her soul. RIP Miriam).

  • lv on September 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    US Election 2016 

    Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Commander in Chief Forum NBC September 7 2016

     
  • lv on September 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Mother Teresa 

    Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint at the Vatican Sunday September 4, 2016. The Philippines is one of the many countries that she helped through her charitable works. She visited the Philippines three times.



    “If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”
    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

     
  • lv on September 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    TPLEX (Tarlac Luzon Pangasinan Expressway) Project Update 

    For all Tagudinians who travel between Tagudin and Manila, here is an update of the expressway project. The expressway will end in Rosario, La Union and it will be completed in the next year or so. There is a plan that the expressway will be extended in the future.

    Article Source: The Manila Times

    TPLEX now up to Binalonan
    BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL
    SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

    THE stretch of 88.85-kilometer Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) project will be fully operational by 2018, significantly cutting travel time to the northern part of the country, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

    Secretary Mark Villar on Friday announced that TPLEX is now operational up to Binalonan in Pangasinan as a result of the recent soft-opening of the Urdaneta City-Binalonan segment.

    “Upon completion, TPLEX is expected to benefit over 100,000 vehicles per day and will cut travel time to Gerona, Paniqui, Rosales, Urdaneta,and Rosario,” Villar said.

    The 13.38-kilometer Pozorrubio in Pangasinan to Rosario in La Union segment will be completed by April 2018.

    The opening of the 4.92-kilometer Tarlac-Binalonan segment, Villar said, would benefit about 20,000 vehicles per day and reduce travel time from Tarlac City to Urdaneta from two hours and 30 minutes to about 40 minutes.

    TPLEX is a P24.4-billion expressway project under the Public-Private Partnership program, with Private Infra Dev Corp. (PIDC) as proponent through the build-transfer-operate (BTO) scheme under the BOT Law.

    PIDC is an all-Filipino consortium led by Rapid Thoroughfares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of San Miguel Corp.

    Villar said the Duterte administration is fast-tracking construction of all projects to ensure that communities are livable, safe and accessible.

    “This is only one of the many infrastructure investments which we hope to put in place to increase competitiveness and ease of doing business outside of Metro Manila. By improving our road network, we hope to strengthen agricultural and rural enterprise productivity as well as urban and rural tourism,” he added.

    Villar disclosed that that the ongoing construction of the 7.53-kilometer Binalonan-Pozzurubio segment of TPLEX is at 61 percent and is expected completed by December 2016.

    WILLIAM B. DEPASUPIL

     
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