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Showing posts from November 23, 2008

Fertilizer Scam Denial

Bohol Governor Erico Aumentado immediately cleared his name and Boholanos also expect their representatives to follow suit after being implicated in the 728-million fertilizer fund scam. 
  Over the denial, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Bohol dared, "Governor Aumentado, Congressmen Chatto, Jala and Cajes should come out and tell their piece of whatever information they have regarding the issue.  
  The statement, signed by secretary general John Ruiz III said their statement would give justice to the farmers that were used.  
  This as Department of Agriculture executives, 105 congressmen, 53 governors and 23 mayors are implicated on their alleged involvement in the scam, according to reports from the Ombudsman.  
  Taking the singular opportunity to deny his involvement during his recent weekly The Governor Reports, Aumentado belied allegations by saying "he did not ask, he did not get and the provincial government has not received any amount relative to the subject scam&q…

Jagna Bohol Radio Station

Lest they start on the wrong foot, Jagna local officials equipped their local broadcasters with the proper skills to run their community radio in a two-day workshop held November 8-9. 
  This as the town attempts to start a new breed of broadcasters who would be oriented with the issues confronting media and with the knowledge on issues of responsible broadcasters. 
  Speaking for Mayor Exuperio Lloren, DyJP FM manager Nimfa Lloren said the move is held while the community radio's clearances have been held, pending compliance of the country's broadcasting requirements.  
  The station, to be operated by the local government would advocate on health issues and concerns but does not limit itself to issues that concerns the community, the wife of the mayor claimed. 
  Made operational by virtue of a provisional permit granted for a day-long airing during its inauguration a month ago, Jagna hopes by putting in the right skills, it would be easy for them to operate the government radio…