Last year, Congressman Mark O. Cojuangco introduced a bill to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. Re-commissioning of the power plant is guaranteed to generate lively debate and it has as you can see in the GMA News video below. On his introduction of the bill, the congressman stated:
I realize that many of you are not convinced, that many of our people are not convinced. And also, that many, have very legitimate anxieties, apprehensions and fears about the possibility of the Philippines adopting nuclear power as an alternative source of energy, let alone to commission and run the BNPP as a viable and quick solution to our energy problems.
And so, I file this bill, a bill which seeks to make it a law, that our government do all it can to make the BNPP a safe, clean, and functional nuclear power plant. Continue reading →
The video below was shared with us by Eleno “Boying” Annaguey. It was taken during the Sagunto Homecoming Parade last December 2008.
“Enjoy the parade Barangay Sagunto! The video is more on the people/houses of Sagunto than on the parade participants. For those who have a video of the parade and the reunion events, please upload your videos so we can all enjoy them.” ~ Boying
This is a video message of the President of the Bago National Cultural Society of the Philippines Inc. (BNCSPI), Geoffrey S. Tilan, Ph.D Engr. Orlando Balloguing who, according to Irene Culbengan (see correction in comments section of this post), is also the ex-mayor of Pugo, La Union. On the video below, Engr. Balloguing mentions that he is from Saitan. In addition, he talks about how bagos have been discriminated upon and discusses his personal experiences and plans to promote the Bago traditions and heritage.
BAGO NATIONAL CULTURAL SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.
Engr. Orlando Balloguing
President & Chairman of the Board
c/o NCIP Regional Office I Martinez Bldg., Quezon Ave., City of San Fernando, La Union
The Regional Director of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) – Region I is Director Hover M. Ciriaco, Jr. from G. del Pilar, Ilocos Sur.
Visit Bill Bilig’s website, From the Boondocks for a video of kids and women dancing the “Poggapog” dance to the tune of Lourdes Gomeyac Fangki’s Ili Mi’d Kaigorotan.
From all of us at Sagunto Star.com wishing you and yours a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
We give, for your enjoyment, the original and award winning Quiet Cool Basketball Team in their original performance of their Pallu-ok dance during the 1990 Sagunto Fiesta.
Just another reminder, if you liked this video, to please don’t forget to send your donations for the Gangsa and Tribal Costumes. We may again see this kind of performance at the 2008 Homecoming Fiesta.