AGING BUT NOT SENILE

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MANY will surely agree with this writer on his belief that people get smarter as they get old, they have become brighter and much clever in every action or decision they do in life.

Nonetheless, there seems to be always an exemption to the rule, so to speak. Take for example the case of the aging men of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), well except for newly-installed Commissioner Grace Padaca, who’s obviously much younger that her colleagues like white-haired Chairman Sixto Brillantes and outgoing Commissioners Rene Sarmiento and Armando Velasco.

Yours truly has begun to doubt on the poll body officials’ astuteness these days as they have shown inconsistencies to their actions that proved to be harmful to others and worse they’re displaying superiority to their co-equal which is the Supreme Court as the former blatantly disobeyed the high tribunal’s Status Quo orders for partylist aspirants led by the mediamen’s group the Alab ng Mamamahayag (ALAM).

ALAM Chairman Jerry Yap, ex-National Press Club president and current treasurer, has every reason to rile over the sudden move of Brillantes and his pack to exclude it and 12 others immediately after the raffle was to end last January 4 and at the time they all had drawn their numbers with ALAM getting the Slot No. 34 because, they haven’t yet obtained a mandatory injunction from the SC.

The media group just did the right thing it when it went to the SC to cite Brillantes and his cohorts for contempt because it firmly believes they have “insulted the highest court of the land when they committed an act that they knew as violations of the said orders yet they committed the act.” They must be really getting forgetful but not senile, huh?

In March 2011, the Comelec was cited for contempt when it didn’t include Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc. in the PCOS ballot in the 2010 elections. It is dumb-founding to see how it happened that these supposedly intelligent officials forgot what they must do as they failed to remember the first contempt judgment on them.

Navotas’ 107th Founding Anniversary

The city of Navotas celebrates its 107th founding anniversary in a most distinct way.

Dubbed: Pangisdaan Festival, through the years it has become the most anticipated and grandest event in the city, says Mayor John Rey Tiangco.

He  says  the  city  makes  it a point to have a grand festival on its 107th founding anniversary to rejoice the God-given years of the beloved city, recognize its rich culture, tradition and history and showcase the skills and talents of Navoteños.

The city government has organized a series of events such as boat race, sport fishing tournament, awarding of top 10 taxpayers and top 10 fisher folks, and more, public information officer Jayne Banayad says.

She says the culminating activity of the celebration will be held tomorrow with the Grand Parade of its various departments and the education, religious and business sectors. Ang pagkahuli kay Aquino at ang paghaharap ng kaukulang kaso sa kanya sa korte ng BOC probers  ay patunay na sa administrasyong Aquino, ang bawal ay bawal at ang nagkasala ay dapat managot sa batas.

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