On the beat
KAHIT na sa 2019 pa ang susunod na halalan ay may paghahanda nang nagaganap sa political scene. Ang barangay election next year ay pasimula ng lahat ng election fever o ingay at zarzuela sa pulitika.
Sa QC, ang tanong ay kung sino ang mamanukin ni Digong. Parehong PDP Laban sina bise alkalde Joy Belmonte at Rep. Bingbong Crisologo na parehong alkalde ang ambisyon.
Ang balita natin ay ang pangalan ni Sen. Tito Sotto ang unang kumalat na tsismis sa city hall pero balita natin may “deal” na nangyari kaya umatras umano si TitoSen basta ang anak niyang konsehal na si Gian Carlo ang maging bise ng anak ni Speaker Sonny Belmonte.
Si Gian ay palit partido kay Digong kasama si Vice Joy na dating Liberal Party. Katunggali nila ang tandem ni Rep. Bingbong at Rep. Winnie Castelo (?). Si TitoSen ay kabilang sa Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) ni dating ambassador Danding Cojuangco katulad ng partido na niyakap ni Mayor Bistek Bautista na nasa last term niya kaya congressman ang tatakbuhan niya sa 2019 umano katunggali ang isang sikat na actor din. Isang actor din ang balak magkongresista na si Dingdong Dantes?
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Napapanahon ang Kodigo sa Pagkamamamayan at Kagandahang Asal ni Pangulong Manuel L. Quezon sa modern nating panahon lalo na sa ating bansa kung saan masalimuot ang ating pulitika habang nagaganap ang tunay na pagbabago.
Ngayong Oktubre, ipagdiriwang sa QC ang ika 78 anibersaryo ng lungsod kaya tama lamang na talakayin natin ang naturang Kodigo ni Quezon.
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Quezon is one of the most loved and colorful presidents of the land.
Reports claimed that he was a bar topnotcher in his time. That could be one of the reasons for the founders of Manuel L. Quezon University to name the institution after the brilliant Castilian president whom they tagged as iconic.
Quezon pursued his study of law in UST after the Philippine Revolution. He could be likened to Digong who, too, later became a local prosecutor.
Being a lawyer catapulted the statesman later to winning the governorship in Tayabas in 1906. And later on as President of the Commonwealth. It will certainly benefit us to refresh ourselves with the Quezon Code which he wrote on his 61st birthday.
In fact, we all Filipinos should write the Code in our hearts and minds as we go about our daily lives amid this age of FB, Twitter, Instagram and Viber as well as of corruption, scams, political bickerings, drugs and so many other woes.
By the way, the MLQU Alumni Association headed by Atty Pete S. Principe is holding its Grand Reunion at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in celebration of its 70th founding anniversary coinciding with US President Donald Trump’s Manila visit for the Asean summit. MLQU is now under the new management of the innovative tandem of chair Dr. Rizalino Acuzar and president Dr. Isagani Germar.
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Meanwhile, jockeying for the senatorial race in 2019 is underway even as poll survey results reportedly showed no dilawans in the Magic 12. The race is tight with only three up for grabs with the dominance of reelectionists and old timers like Jinggoy Estrada, and Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos gearing up for the Senate. Other interesting names are Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman, PNP chief Bato dela Rosa, Senate President Koko Pimentel, Pia Cayetano, agri chief Manny Pinol, and presidential legal chief Salvador Panelo. But surprises of surprises is the entry of controversial blogger PCO assistant secretary Mocha Uson in no. 8 slot in the survey owing to her followers in social media.