LPP National President Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali, Jr. led the Governors delegation in the 4th SONA of His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III at the House of Representatives on July 22, 2013. In the photos are (L-R): Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III, Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Wilter Palma, Catanduanes Governor Cely Wong, Aurora Governor Gerry Noveras, Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, Cotabato Province Governor Lala Mendoza, Leyte Governor Dominic Petilla, Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali, Jr., Romblon Governor Eduardo Firmalo, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, Apayao Governor Elias Bulut, Jr. and Occidental Mindoro Governor Gene Mendiola.
Occidental Mindoro may corner Shipbuilding/Dockyard Facility
Out of 10 provinces bidding for the ship building and dockyard facility to be built in the country, Occidental Mindoro is among the 3 areas shortlisted for consideration by a multinational company. The 2 others being Subic in Olongapo and Cebu. More.
With the completion of above School Facilities, Lubang has now attained 95% of its school classroom brandnew and with each classroom provided with comfort room, one of the highest achievement in the Public School Facilities Program in the Phils. By: Lgu Lubang (Shared by Robert Asignacion)
Occ. Mindoro may corner Shipbuilding/Dockyard Facility
Out of 10 provinces bidding for the ship building and dockyard facility to be built in the country, Occidental Mindoro is among the 3 areas shortlisted for consideration by a multinational company. The 2 others being Subic in Olongapo and Cebu.
"To be considered seriously as among the 3 shortlisted provinces, and being a pygmy among the giants, is an honor," said Gov. Josephine Ramirez-Sato in addressing newly graduates of Shielded Metal Arc Welding, a short course offered by TESDA in cooperation with the provincial government.
Should the project push through, the site being considered is the municipality of Paluan which boasts of a cove conducive for the facility.
Gov. Nene, as she is fondly called here, is scheduled to go to Manila next week to continue pushing for the bid.
"Di lamang sa pagbibigay ng maiikling kurso ang ating inihahandog sa inyo, kundi pati ang pagtitiyak na sa inyong pagtatapos ay mayroon kayong mapapasukang trabaho," said the lady governor.
The simple graduation ceremony is held inside the compound of the governor's residence where the skills training course is also being held for the longest time now.
Present in the said ceremony are Vice-Governor Mario Gene Mendiola, OPA head Peter Alfaro, former San Jose Mayor Romulo Festin, Bokal Uly Javier and several others.
Gov. Sato at the LPP 5th Gen. Assembly with DOT Sec Albert Lim
Gov. Nene Ramirez-Sato at the SONA 2012
LPP-ULAP President and Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr. and LPP-ULAP Chairman and Ilocos Sur Governor Luis Chavit C. Singson led the League of Provinces of the Philippines’ delegation to the 2012 State of the Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino.
In the photo are (L-R) Southern Leyte Governor Damian Mercado, Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan, LPP-ULAP President and Oriental ...Mindoro Governor Alfonso V. Umali, Jr., Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, Aurora Governor Bella Flor Angara-Castillo, Apayao Governor Elias Bulut, Jr., Occidental Mindoro Governor Josephine Sato, LPP-ULAP Chairman and Ilocos Sur Governor Luis Chavit Singson, Davao del Nort e Governor Rodolfo Del Rosario, Romblon Governor Eduardo Firmalo, Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel, Maguindanao Governor Toto Mangudadatu, Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua and Rizal Governor Junjun Ynares.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Iglesia ni Cristo Day working holiday (July 27, 2012)
Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), said to be the largest independent Christian Church in the Philippines and the entire Asia, will be celebrating its 98th founding anniversary on July 27, 2012. The day, which falls on a Friday, is a national working holiday. This is in accordance with Republic Act 9645, which was signed into law by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo back in June 2009. RA 9645 aims to recognize the “exemplary feat of (INC in) leading its members towards spiritual enlightenment and good citizenry.
However, that particular law does not mention if employers are required to give workers who are members of the INC a day off come July 27. According to the Department of Labor and Employment, employees who report for work on days listed as special working holidays will get only their basic rate. “No premium pay is required since work performed on said days is considered work on ordinary working days,” the DOLE said in its website.
Gov. Sato with SACAMUCO Officials
Gov Nene Ramirez-Sato with SACAMUCO cooperative officials and members in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro with D.A staff/evaluators during GAwad Saka Award evaluation. - (Shared by: Robert Asignacion)
OCC. MINDORO CONTEMPLATES FILING CHARGES VS JUDGE JOSE JACINTO OF BRANCH 45
Bokal Rocky Legazpi, proponent of the resolution
Voting 7-3, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed a resolution yesterday seeking to make legal inquiries in connection with the perceived judicial intervention by the sala of Judge Jose Jacinto on matters involving political and legislative functions. This may redound to the consequent filing of administrative or other cases against Jacinto.
The friction between the provincial government and the judiciary stemmed from several temporary restraining orders granted by the court in favor of San Jose Mayor Jose Villarosa, the latest of which concerns the 60-day preventive suspension order imposed against Villarosa, Vice Mayor Rey Ladaga and majority of the Sangguniang Bayan members for allegedly violating the Local Government Code.
Villarosa sought a TRO which Jacinto granted in haste. Even before Governor Josephine Ramirez-Sato could sign the suspension order, the TRO was granted against the SP. As of yesterday, another TRO was reportedly issued, this time against Sato.
Conversely, the second TRO was issued as an afterthought and to cure the defect in the early TRO. The SP only recommends and it is the lady governor that implements.
The other TROs and favorable decisions granted by the court in favor of Villarosa involves the following issues: 1) the intended demolition of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) which houses the offices of the Provincial Governor, the General Services Office, Accounting Office and Heart FM, 2) the issuance of a mandamus in favor of the more than P400M proposed 2011 budget of San Jose which the SP disapproved as "inoperqative." Previous annual budgets of the municipality has never breached P200M and the assumptions for the P400M plus budget were untenable, if not highly suspect, 3) the demolition of occupant/vendor at the "Magsaysay Parking Area." This issue is politically tinted after the occupant/vendors sought the assistance of Sato and the SP, 4) the construction of a new public market that is widely and vigilantly opposed by stallholders and other stakeholders. Many are claiming that repairs and some renovations are enough. Moreover, they oppose the collection of reservation fees (or goodwill fees as called by San Jose) which the SP disapproved based on the legal opinion of the DILG which opined that it is a "legal extortion."
Perhaps tired of the continuing interventions by Jacinto and of the court, the SP, presided by Vice Governor Mario Gene Mendiola, passed a resolution yesterday for the purpose of cllarifying the roles and mandates of the SP vis-a-vis the pattern of interventions by Jacinto and the court.
Those who voted in favor of the resolution were its proponent SP member Rocky Legazpi, Dodjie Rebong, Uly Javier, Nathan Cruz, Big J Panaligan, Malou Ignacio and Rod Agas. Bokals Sugar Villaroza, Sonny Pablo and Bito Alastre.
Bokal Rocky Legazpi, proponent of the resolution
Bokal Big J Panaligan voted yes
Bokal Uly Javier voted yes
Bokal Dodjie Rebong voted yes
from left, bokals sugar villaroza and bito alstre voted no, while bokal uly javier voted yes
from left, bokal sonny pablo voted no but bokals rod agas and nathan cruz said yes
San Jose Market Vendors troops to court vs JTV
Flooding and heavy downpour did not deter market vendors from attending a court hearing they filed against san jose (occ. mindoro) mayor jose villarosa which seeks the stoppage of the construction of a new public market and the collection of goodwill (reservation) fees. A legal opinion from the DILG deemed the collection of goodwill fees as "legal extortion." — RA