ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Chances Are…

Updated on September 22, 2015

by Rev. Berlie G. Yap

September 22, 2015

Hermano Monsi dela Cruz was a guest, via phone-patch, yesterday of the Baranggay eMedia’s 8-9AM primetime program “Combersa, Quosa Ba”. He was quite candid in his answers to the questions which the program hosts—partners JV Faustino, GM Belsie Agustin and Nonie “Uncle Monis” Dondoyono, asked him, particularly on his open intention to run for congress in the upcoming national and local elections.

Accordingly, he was just anointed as an official member of the NPC. In La Bella, another personality also belongs to the NPC, the present City Councilor Jawo Jimenez. In fact, as Monsi disclosed yesterday, the two are due to officially meet today to discuss their plans, moves and strategies for the elections at hand, as party-mates.

The duo will be supporting the national candidacy of Poe-Escudero team, whereas, Monsi shall definitely run as the party’s standard bearer for congress in the First District. Now, here’s the probability, because Lobregat may run for City Mayor against Climaco and may support the Poe-Escudero tandem, the unthinkable is that the former political arch-rival, for several times may be the actual teammates starting next month!

In such a scenario, the political norms of ironies in the country may manifest again here in this side of the Republic. Just imagine the former seeming inseparable Lobregat-Climaco team, few years ago, may be dissipated already, and a new tandem of Dela Cruz-Lobregat may also be born, unexpectedly. Whew, that blows the mind of the ordinary Zamboangueños!

Indeed, nothing is permanent in the Philippine politics—yesterday’s enemies can be today’s friends or, the other way, yesterday’s friends can be today’s enemies. Welcome to the Republic of the Philippines, this is how politics are waded and won here. Hence, stuffs will gonna be more thrilling and unpredictable in the coming days, as the official dates of the campaign period will start next month.

To make matters more colorful is the presumable inclusion of Councilor Jawo Jimenez, known as an open critic to Lobregat, and, the “prodigal brother” of Celso, Councilor Elong Natividad in the picture; well, the latter was seen around as one of the local figures who welcomed and went around the City when Senator Poe came to Zamboanga few weeks ago.

Do you see the probable picture, comes after the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC)? Anyways, things ain’t yet final and official. When asked by partner JV Faustino to what are the chances, Monsi dela Cruz did just reply in a manner of a semi-joke “secret”! By the way, who is this guy many media-men, including folks from Baranggay eMedia, call as the GUARDIA CIVIL?

To the Zamboangueños, they easily welcome any unconventional changes in the local political race, so long as the candidates’ common priority is for the welfare of La Bella. In the case of Monsi, he shared yesterday about how he brought countless of progress and development to the City, in his own capacity as a private citizen and a corporate man.

He founded and established the Nuevo Zamboanga College, whose two campuses, in downtown and in Pasobolong, belong to the two congressional districts of the City. Besides, he also produced plenty of scholars, who most of them came from average families, but are now successful and are either working here or overseas.

Without controversies, the obvious credentials of hermano Monsi are the good works he is indelibly leaving as his undeniable legacies. Thus, he was imploring, during the program yesterday, that somehow the Zamboangueños may give him the chance, this time, to lead them into another level. He promised that if he may make it to the House of Representatives, he will give his salary for the scholarship of more deserving students from poor families of the City.

God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Num. 23:19, KJV)


Courtesy of Baranggay eMedia

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)