By ROGER M. BALANZA
Supporters of Mayor Ernesto Evangelista laughed off talks the reelectionist mayor of Santo Tomas town is not going to get a second term.
The talks, a political tale often normally taken as a joke, are spawned by what Tomasinos call as a “jinx” — no elected mayor has ever earned a second victory in the local elections.
But supporters of 78-year old Mayor Evangelista are confident the former cop could break the “one-term only” legend that hounded the political careers of the town’s former mayors.
Mayor Evangelista seeks a second term in the May polls in 2022 amid the backdrop of a first term marked by outstanding peace and order situation, corruption-free governance, enhanced economic development and responsive social, health and education services never experienced in the previous administrations.
Santo Tomas Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista Lapina: Outstanding performance would convince Tomasinos to give Mayor Evangelista an overwhelming vote for another term come 2022.
Mayor Evangelista runs Santo Tomas with a reliable partner, no less than daughter Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina.
The young lawyer is already a veteran in governance having held posts, before being appointed as Santo Tomas administrator, during her stint with the Davao City government under Mayor Sara Duterte, among others as a an attorney at the City Legal Office and action officer of Mayor Duterte’s Peace 911, an anti-insurgency special body that helped free the far-flung mountain village of Paquibato from the clutches of communist rebels.
Atty. believes the jinx sentenced previous mayors to a single term due more to corruption and poor governance and delivery of basic public services.
Based on Mayor Evangelista’s track record of public service in his first term, Atty. Lapina said the so-called jinx would be useless against the mayor’s outstanding performance that would convince Tomasinos to give him an overwhelming vote for another term come 2022.
In next year’s battle, Mayor Evangelista would be up against a neopphyte politician and a former mayor who could be a victim of the jinx, for the second time, because of his uneventful performance when he was the mayor.
𝗦𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗢𝗠𝗔𝗦, 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗹 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗲 (𝗢𝗰𝘁. 𝟭𝟯, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭)—𝗘𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘆-𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲-𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿-𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗢𝗽𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗰𝘂𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗹 𝗴𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮 𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗳𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗺 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 (𝗠𝗦𝗪𝗗𝗢) 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁. 𝟭𝟯.
MSDO-OIC Leilani Mae Rafol said that her office is now preparing the needed documents for Orpiana’s admission in Home For The Aged. Among the requirements were medical certificate, result of his RT-PCR swab, X-ray result, and the case study that should be prepared by the social worker.
Rafol said Opiana is temporarily staying at Balay ni Tomas while all the documents are being complied with by the agency. “Atong ginabuhat karon is naghatag lang kita og immediate care sa kay Tatay Orpiana since naay moral responsibility ang LGU ani na case kay murag he was neglected na sa iyang pamilya.
However, the assistance na mahatag nato sa iyaha diri sa Balay Ni Tomas is limited maong didto nato siya ibutang sa foster home kay maatiman jud siya didto kauban ang ubang elderly. While naa siya sa amoa, ginapaningkamutan namo na mahatag sa iyaha ang compassion ug assistance,” Rafol said.
Rafol said that the MSWDO under the administration of Mayor Ernesto Evangelista had taken the necessary steps to enhance the care-giving abilities of the personnel who look after the sick, frail, bedridden or abandonedsenior citizens.
She added that the 83-year-old Opiana should be taken to a foster home since he has no means already of meeting basic nees and since his family had deserted him, and therefore, he no longer receives appropriate care, protection, and support.
Earlier, Mayor Ernesto Evangelista ordered the Dangpanan Ni Tomas and MSWDO to process the necessary document for Orpiana’s admission in the Home For The Aged, a foster home for abandoned elderly in Tagum City. ####AksyonAngSolusyon#EvangelistaLegacy#BagongSantoTomas
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MOA Signing, Functional Inspection and Trial Run of Agricultural Machineries for delivery to ASTFIA, Inc. (1 unit hand tractor) and MACASVIA, Inc. (1 unit hand tractor) from Department of Agriculture (DA) thru Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) under Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) – Mechanization Program
In the photos are: Municipal Agriculturist, Ms. Evangeline N. Andoy, L. Agr. ASTFIA, Inc. Chairperson, Mr. Noland Canda with Mr. Emilio Obrador MACASVIA, Inc. Chairperson, Mr. Rogelio P. Dayot PhilMech Region XI Focal Person, Ms. Donna Mae T. Pantastico
Magatos, Asuncion – STAR TRAINING AND GRADUATION
The Public Employment Services Office (PESO) led by its Manager Ms. Eufronia J. Mangle, of the Office of the Municipal Mayor have facilitated a program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) dubbed: STAR Program – Sari-sari store Training and Access to Resources being initiated by the Tagum City Council of Women, the Office of the Provincial Vice Governor Hon. Rey T. Uy, and Coca-Cola Philippines.
The Local Chief Executive Hon. Mayor Atty. Yuri P. Dayaday, Jr., MPA upon knowing of the significance of the program approved the conduct of the training because he was impressed of the objective of the program which is “Empowering Women Retailers” by availing for a free entrepreneurship orientation training for individuals who have existing Sari-sari Stores and/or those individuals who are to start their Sari-sari store business.
Many Asuncioneños will benefit the goodness of the program.
Meaningful topic of the training are as follows: (1) Practicing Gender-based Values, and Entrepreneurship Skills (2) Planning a Business (3) Managing the Business (4) Accessing Resources.
Tagum City Council of Women fielded their resource speakers to conduct the training and assigned to various Barangays for the STAR Program. They were: Mr. Christopher P. Tapay Ms. Vivian C. Flores Ms. Mary Ann B. Casinto Ms. Mariza M. Villagracia and Ms. Fe P. Malicay.
They also selected a resource speaker from the First Insurance Community Cooperative (FICCO) of Tagum City in the person of Ms. Jelli Chem D. Balo, for the orientation on how to Access Resources to realize the program.For Barangay Magatos, the training was held in September 7-8, 14 and 15, 2021 and then, finally, all 63 individual participants (1 – Boy; 62 – Girls) successfully completed the minimum requirement of the training and were eligible for graduation.
Yesterday, October 12, 2021 at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon all participants received their certificates of completion during the graduation ceremony held at the covered court Magatos, Asuncion.
Also present during the graduation ceremony were: Mayor Atty. Eufracio P. Dayaday, Jr., MPA, Ma’am Alma Uy, President of the Council of Women, Tagum City, Fmr Tagum City Councilor Decarlo “Oyo” Uy,representing the Provincial Vice Governors Office, Ms Ruby Aala, the wife of Former Tagum City Councilor Tristan Royce Aala, and Barangay Officials headed by Punong Barangay Emeliano Rabe.
Camoning, Asuncion – STAR TRAINING AND GRADUATION (BATCH 2)
Ang “ASIKASO SA NEGOSYO UG TRABAHO Program” ni Mayor Atty. Yuri P. Dayaday, Jr., MPA – “A program to make industry and services more competitive both in local and global markets”. Kini ang usa sa mga estratihiya ni “Mayor Yuri” aron hingpit nga matabangan ang mga yanong negosyante sa lungsod sa Asuncion ug mapalambo ang ilang mga Sari-sari store ug ang mga buot pang magsugod sa negosyo. Pinaagi niining nahisgutang training matun-an ang mga musunod: (1) Practicing Gender-based Values, and Entrepreneurship Skills (2) Planning a Business (3) Managing the Business (4) Accessing Resources.
Ang mga opisina nga nag-uban ug mi gahin sa ilang bulawanong mga panahon aron mapahigayon ang Training, mao ang musunod:1. Office of the Municipal Mayor thru: Public Employment & Services Office2. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – DavNor3. Office of the Provincial Vice Governor Rey T. Uy4. Tagum City Council of Women led by Ms. Alma Uy5. Davao Metro Shuttle Corporation CEO De Carlo “Oyo” Uy6. Coca Cola Philippines7. First Insurance Community Cooperative, Tagum City
Sa gihapon, ang mga resource speakers mao sila: Mr. Christopher P. Tapay Ms. Vivian C. Flores Ms. Mary Ann B. Casinto Ms. Mariza M. Villagracia and Ms. Fe P. Malicay.
Ang ika-duhang grupo sa naka dawat sa STAR TRAINING PROGRAM mao ang mga grupo sa kababayen-an sa Barangay Camoning. Napa higayon ang STAR Training sa Barangay Camoning gikan sa September 7, 8, 14 ug 15, 2021. Sa sulod sa natala nga mga adlaw kinahanglan nga matun-an ang mga minimum requirements aron magmalampuson sa training. Singkwentay Tres (53) ka mga benepisyaryo sa programa gikan sa Barangay Camoning. Karong hapon, Oktobre 13, 2021 gipahigayon ang ilang graduation didto sa covered court Barangay Camoning, Asuncion
.Mapasalamaton ang opisina sa atong LGU-Asuncion PESO Manager pinaagi ni Ma’am Fronia Mangle ug ang iyang mga staff tungod sa maayong kooperasyon sa tanang mga partisipante ug ang dakong tabang sa mga Barangay Officials nga gi pangulohan ni Punong Barangay Cecilio B. Cinco, ABC President.
Barangay Buan – KASALANG BAYAN 2021
Puno ng pag-ibig at pagmamahal para sa pitong (7) pares na pinag-isang dibdib na mga nagsipasok sa buhay may asawa sa pamamagitan ng isang Kasalang-Sibil sa programang “Planadong Pamilya” na ginampanang opisyal nang ating mahal na Mayor Yuri Dayaday, Jr., MPA, na isinagawa ngayong araw Oktobre 7, 2021 sa ganap na alas nwebe ng umaga, sa ising Basketbal Court sa Barangay Buan. Kasama palagi ang ating masigasig na si Bise Mayor Jing Camello, MPA, at ang ating masisipag na mga Konsehal na sina: Konsehal Agelito Laride, Konsehal Reynaldo Panisal, Jr., Konsehal Silvino Matobato, Jr, PTRP. Konsehal Alan Monteroso, Konsehal Rogelio Bual at si Konsehal Teofilo Dawa.Ang ating Municipal Civil Registrar na pinamumunoan ni Ms. Floresa Solarte at ang kanyang mga magaling na staff ang nagtulongtulong upang magaling na anidaos ang okasyon. Ating inasasalamatan si Punong Barangay Wlifredo Libuangan, ng Barangay Buan kasama ang kanyang mga Barangay Kagawads, SK Chairman at kanyang mga SK Kagawads, Barangay Secretary at Treasurer kasama rin ang mga Barangay functionaries nang naturang Barangay. Narito ang listahan nang mga ikinasal:1 Daryl Teves Adlawan at Daylene Sawiding2 Dindo Buco Alquisar at Rose Aranita Huntilla3 Samuel Meraflor Bentulan at Merry Ann Mirafuentes Olandria4 Edito Cape Doños at Manilyn Linogan Limlao5 Rodel Randing Mandamat at Madilyn Bocal Aninion6 Ronald Salle Ramirez at Madelyn Belec Paulican7 Arjay Encabo Taypin at Princess Asumbrado LibuanganISANG MALIGAYANG PAGBATI PARA SA ATING MGA BAGONG KASAL!
SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte —The municipal government of Santo Tomas under the administration of Mayor Ernesto Evangelista is a recipient of a P20 million grant from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the agency’s Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services or Kalahi-CIDSS program.
“Tungod sa atong pagpaningkamot na makahatag pa kita og serbisyo sa 19 barangays, dako atong kalipay na na-approve ang atong request na mahatagan kita og P20 million grant gikan sa DSWD. Kini na kwarta dako na kini na tabang sa atong mga barangay para mahatag nato ang mga proyekto na haum sa ilang panginahanglan labi na padayon kita nagsagubang aning pandemya,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said on Thursday.
Evangelista said the P20 million grant would be used to help improve the response initiatives against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the town’s 19 barangays.
He added that since KALAHI-CIDSS is a “community-driven” program, the decision as to what proposed initiatives will be funded will be decided by the community headed to ensure that the project or program would address the needed concerns of the said barangay. READ MORE
Redefining the meaning of BUILDING A LEGACY
For the third time, the political tandem of incumbents’ Asuncion Mayor Yuri Dayaday and Vice Mayor Jing Camello filed their certificate of candidacy before the COMELEC, yesterday, October 5, 2021, with their political slogans “ITULOY ANG PAGBABAGO.”
My analytic opinion and academic interpretation of their actions, “re-election bid”, is more than its political nature but in the dynamism of the true government service for the people of Asuncion towards equal distributions of development between the poor and less fortunate and the business sectors.
The Dayaday-Camello tandem is not building political stronghold in Asuncion but they are redefining the actual interpretative meaning of BUILDING A LEGACY.
Allow me to discuss.
They are seeking new mandate so that they could continue there five (5) major line-up projects until year 2025, and the perhaps reason why they filed on Oct. 5, and to wit:LOCAL SHELTER PROJECTS.
Almost 7,000 informal settlers, doubled-up households, family belongs to ,poverty level threshold in Asuncion will be benefited in the next three years as planning experts from MPDO and Housing Office is now finalizing the plan for submission to the Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development and its attached financial agencies for counter parting the financial requirements of the projects.
DISENTING PABAHAYASUNCION SANITARY LANDFILL.
Preparing Asuncion progressive economic development in industry, market, agri-venture, tourism, and other economic driven institutions that may result to upsurge garbage collections. The reason why budget for sanitary landfill development was already laid and construction will start in 2022 upon approval of all necessary national permits
. HAMUGAWAY UG LIMPYO NGA KINAIYAHANCONTINUING ROAD CONSTRUCTIONS.
The peasant farmers in the agricultural sector as Asuncion No.1 economic driver will be benefited in the unending farm to market road development and rehabilitation. Agri-products will now reach and available to the market with less handling and transport costs.
HAPSAY NGA DALAN PARA SA AGRIKULTURASUPPORT FOR THE FARMERS.
The strong working relation of the Municipal Government of Asuncion and the Philippines Crop Insurance Services will continue to provide financial benefits to the farmers whose farmlands were stricken by natural calamities.
AMOMA SA MAG-UUMA.UPGRADED HEALTH FACILITIES AND DISASTER RESILIENCY.
The Dayaday administration will continue to seek ways and initiative to upgrade the medical facilities of the Municipal Heath Office to address the needed medical services of its constituents including availability of Doctor and other health related experts The administration will also upgrade and capacitate the human development thru advance training adherence to disaster management. HIMSOG NGA PANGLAWAS, TINUBDAN SA KINABUHI
SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte (October 3, 2021)—Mayor Ernesto Evangelista ordered the Public Employment Office (PESO) to schedule the release of wages for emergency employment beneficiaries after his office received a communication from the Department of Labor and Employment – Provincial Office that the payroll is already available.
“Nalipay kita kay naplastar na sa DOLE ang payroll sa 366 beneficiaries ug akong gimanduan ang opisina sa Public Employment Service Office (PESO) na i-schedulan na og payout next week para ma-release na ang sweldo sa mga beneficiaries,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said over the weekend.
Evangelista said his administration would continue to access programs and services as part of the continuous effort to aid the vulnerable workers amidst the pandemic through DOLE’s
Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program.
Over 366 beneficiaries from several barangays would finally receive their pay for their 10-day community work during these trying times.
Evangelista added that his administration is looking for mechanisms to provide aid through various programs for those Tomasinos who need financial assistance. READ MORE
SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte (October 4, 2021)—Mayor Ernesto Evangelista and Barangay Tibal-og village chief Ricky Inodio-an met the purok leaders to further strengthen the implementation of the COVID-19 Safety protocols and enforcement of minimum health protocols in their respective communities.
“Dako ang papel sa mga purok leader sa pag-implementar sa mga Covid-19 protocols. Kining panagtapok atong gihanyag kung unsa ang status sa atong Covid-19 cases sa atong lungsod para sila mismo ang mahimong magbalantay sa ilang komunidad,” Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said in his speech on Monday, Oct. 4 at the Santo Tomas Central Elementary School’s Covered Court.
Evangelista said that he recognized the critical role of barangays in preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), urging them to be more proactive in enforcing minimum health protocols in their respective communities. READ MORE