Yes, Tanauan not election hot spot; but Tanaueños call it ‘election hell spot!’

Yes, Tanauan not election hot spot; but Tanaueños call it ‘election hell spot!’

P-Duterte signed into law a measure granting mandatory continuing benefits allowances to private and public health workers during the pandemic and other future health emergencies. Those deployed in low-risk areas will get P3k monthly, minimum risk areas, P6k; while P9k for health workers in high-risk areas. In case of sickness, P100k will be given to critical individuals while P15k would be provided to mild, moderate cases. In case of death P1 million will be provided to the heirs of the covered individual. The problem is that it is the next president who will seek the funds for the budget! He he he!
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Presidential bets Ping, Isko and Pacquiao already concede their loss, but VP Leni said: “the fight is not yet over.” The good thing is that she urged supporters to respect the voice of the people, the voice which says “BBM is the winner!”
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The multi-billion pesos e-sabong or online cockfighting operation should be placed under the supervision of PAGCOR as all state-sanctioned gaming activities are under its jurisdiction according to P-Duterte. The only problem is that he stopped and banned its operation a month before his term ends. Let the next president look for his own source of pocket money.
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My comadre told my wife that her husband has the habit of criticizing her cooked meals every day. My wife told comadre that I also have that habit. What I know is I only tell her every day that she should have made more meals for me! He he he!
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P-Duterte had signed Proclamation 1356 declaring May 3 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the end of Ramadan. Maybe this is in order to bring the religious and cultural significance Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness because Catholics and Muslims are also Pinoys and the important thing is they believe in God!
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Since there was no more room for cheating in the electoral process with the introduction of the Automated Election System (AES) some politicians, especially in Tanauan City where the mayoral candidate and incumbent congresswoman husband and wife Collantes tandem have exploited the vulnerability of voters through vote-buying where tens of thousands of voters were paid cash just to vote for them through TUPAD, DOLE, and other benefits giving program from Congress on the eve of the May 9 elections. Threats to security by his opponent, Mark Halili’s leaders were also harassed by PNP members and even barangay tanods which were rampant in almost all barangays. Head leaders were suppressed by warning not to give money to voters and even stopped them from campaigning for Halili’s group. P3,000 worth of cash were even distributed just for thousands Halili’s supporters not to vote whose forefingers were accordingly blotted with ineligible inks to be sure of the Collantes’s scheme will be successful. Even barangay tanods were made poll watchers by Collantes allied barangay chairmen. But despite so many reports on these cheating activities, Comelec has no action yet and policemen just turned on deaf ears. Believe it or not! How is that? Tanauan City was not considered a hot spot, but Tanaueños deemed it was “an election hell spot!”
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The traditional Labor Day Protests on May 1 turned into campaign rallies as various trade unions expressed their support for their candidates in the general elections. This really happened once in every three years for so many decades.
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Police and protesters all over the world clashed during May 1 Labor Day rallies. May 1 is a public holiday in many countries and last May 1, Sunday saw rally events on every continent. European rallies sparked more controversies as thousands Turkish, Italian, and Frenchmen protesters chanting anti-government protests on their labor rights. The international laborers called the rally May Day Holiday coupled with some scuffles, but no real signs of trouble. It’s just like in the Philippines where abuses of laborers by employers are really rampant. Long live Labor and Freedom. Long Live May Day!
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The private business sectors pledged on Labor Day to create another one million quality, decent, and sustainable jobs relevant to the current conditions in the country. Meaning there will be an adjustment of wages in any high price increase in the market. Too good to be true!
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Pope Francis said last week that changes to an advisory body in preventing sexual abuse represented a fresh start in the fight against pedophile priests by moving Commission for the Protection of Minor into the Vatican’s powerful doctrine office which oversees Church investigations of abuse cases, in a bid to give it the institutional power which critics said it was lacking. But the Pope said, ”Still much remains to be done!”
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Nikola Jokic put up numbers never seen before in NBA. Not from Wilt Chamberlain, Not from Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Not from Air Jordan. Not from Lebron James. With a historic season, the Denver Nuggets big man earned his second straight NBA MVP, a person with the knowledge of the decision leaked out to Associated Press. The NBA was preparing for an announcement in the coming days, likely this week according to the person on condition of anonymity, because voting results have not been announced.
(ai/mtvn)

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