Osmeña vows to block budget for Aurora port



ANGARA VS OSMEÑA   Sen. Sergio Osmeña III and Sen. Edgardo Angara are in collision on Tuesday when Osmeña vowed to block the P353-million budget next year for Angara’s pet project, the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority or Apeco. Osmeña said it has “absolutely no chance of succeeding in 50 years” and that the P2 billion spent for it had been wasted.

Sen. Sergio Osmeña III on Tuesday vowed to block the P353-million budget next year for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco), saying Sen. Edgardo Angara’s pet project has “absolutely no chance of succeeding in 50 years” and that the P2 billion spent for it had been wasted.

In a news conference, Osmeña said he would move for a zero budget for Apeco before the Senate ended its deliberations on the P2-trillion budget for 2013 on Wednesday.

Trouble is, there might not be enough senators present when he makes the motion because most of them leave the session hall as the debates go on.

Osmeña said Angara was aware of his efforts to block Apeco’s budget. “He has indicated his displeasure many times but I told him, ‘Between you and the people of Casiguran, I’ll side with the people,’” he later told the Inquirer.

Around 120 farmers, fisherfolk and indigenous peoples supported by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Saturday began an 18-day, 350-kilometer march “for justice and for matuwid na daan” to press demands that President Aquino review or modify the proposed ecozone in Aurora province.

The marchers represent 3,000 families affected by the project in Casiguran, a storm-lashed third-class municipality on the edge of the Pacific with a population of 23,000.

“Almost P2 billion has been spent in the last five years on a freeport that has not a single locator. The people’s money was wasted under the pretense of a project that has absolutely no chance of succeeding in 50 years,” Osmeña said.

Malicious, vicious

In an interview with the Inquirer, Angara called Osmeña’s criticism “malicious and vicious.”

Saying that his province has long been neglected, Angara said:

“For the first time, Aurora would provide a gateway to the Pacific. There is already a 1,600-meter runway that would soon extend to 2 kilometers, a seaport to be constructed, the road connection bridge is complete and the administration building is up. At least five locators are doing preparatory work in the area. We are in effect unlocking the potential of almost 1 million hectares of land and sea. I would suggest that Serge go there so he can see the actual developments.”

‘Large-scale plunder’

One of Osmeña’s guests, Fr. Edwin Gariguez of the CBCP’s National Secretariat for Social Action, said Apeco’s forcible acquisition of land from peasants “can be considered large-scale plunder and land grabbing by a powerful political dynasty in Aurora.”

Gariguez said the marchers would also demand an explanation from the President why Angara’s son, Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, was included in the senatorial lineup of the Liberal Party.

The Angaras sponsored in their respective chambers the bills creating Apeco. It was signed in 2007 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. An amendment to the measure was not signed by President Aquino and lapsed into law in 2010.

Work began in 2008 to develop one of the most impoverished areas in the country into a tourism spa and encourage investments in aquamarine, agro-industrial and business outsourcing enterprises.

Osmeña said Senator Angara has virtual control over nominations to Apeco’s board of directors. He said that at one point, Representative Angara and his aunt, Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, both sat on the five-member board.

Typhoon belt

In next year’s elections, Senator Angara is running for the post of Castillo, who in turn is seeking to fill Sonny Angara’s congressional seat.

Osmeña also alleged that Apeco enjoyed additional funds through “insertions” in the budgets of the trade and industry, agriculture, and science and technology departments.

Casiguran sits on the typhoon belt and is “not attractive to shipping,” Osmeña said, adding that the area also is far from factories in Metro Manila and Central Luzon.

The 12,923-hectare special economic zone also is not linked to the national electric grid, according to the chair of the Senate energy committee.

Osmeña noted that because of these factors, Apeco had yet to attract a single locator to do business in the freeport.

Farmers that Osmeña brought to the Senate accused Apeco of forcibly acquiring their land and vowed to deliver zero votes for Sonny Angara in his senatorial bid.

Vic Fabe, president of Pakisama, said affiliates of the national federation of farmers’ groups with 65,000 members in 49 provinces have vowed to make sure that Sonny Angara would get zero votes in next year’s elections.

“This is an example of how a whole town can be oppressed by one political dynasty,” Osmeña told reporters. “By enlisting the support of the whole nation to the farmers’ plight, we might be able to find relief and some form of compensation to the damage done to them.”

Osmeña said local officials in Aurora could have gathered more revenues had they thought of exploiting Casiguran’s natural tourism attractions instead of forcibly converting the area to an industrial site. He said that the Angara family was mainly using Apeco’s runway facilities for their chartered flights.

Forced to sell land

Since Senator Angara made the proposal in 2001 on a 500-ha area, the project has expanded 24 times, according to Osmeña.

Fabe alleged that Apeco grew to this size because farmers were forced to sell their land at P40,000 per ha to a certain Benjamin Miña, reportedly a protégé of Angara, who in turn sold the land to Apeco for P700,000 per hectare.

Farmer Florentina Solis of Barangay Esteves in Casiguran recalled that settlers toiled to make the farmland productive.

“Now that the land is well irrigated and developed, Apeco wants to take it all. But we know our rights under the agrarian law. The land belongs to those who take care of it.  And we will demand that we will be finally given our titles,” she said.

Osmeña said Apeco would eventually become redundant especially when an agreement among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations turning the area into a virtual free trade hub takes effect in 2015.

“Besides, we already have Subic and Clark (freeport zones).  It would not help locators to do business in Aurora so a freeport there would be no real advantage to the country,” he explained.

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  • juan12376

    Mabuhay ka Sen. Osmena! Tama lahat ng sinasabi mo. Napasaya mo ang aming puso’t damdamin sa pagtatanggol mo sa amin laban sa malalaking tao/politiko ng Aurora. Sana po hindi kayo magsawa at patuloy nnyo po kaming ipagtanggol alang-alang sa mga mahihirap naming pamilya at para na rin po sa kinabukasan ng aming mga anak. Mahal po namin at pinaghirapan po namin ang amin mga lupain, subalit basta na lang po gustong agawin sa amin ng mga taong tinutukoy ninyo. Salamat at may mga taong kagaya ninyo na tumutulong sa amin kahit hindi kayo tiga Aurora. Talaga – mabuti pa ang ibang tao natutulungan kami. 

  • batangpaslit

    I will vote with Senator Osmena.
    I had been to Aurora—-seen that proposed int’l port.
    Tanong nga ng mga taong nasalanta ng flash flood at ang bahay nila ay nabagsakan ng mga naputol na kahoy, “Ito ang tulong ng mga Angara sa amin. Inubos ang kahoy sa bundok, kinalbo, at nang inanod ng baha, sinia pa ang mga bahay naim”.
    Sagot ko naman.
    Gamitin ninyo ang kahoy na inanod pang repair ng bahay ninyo. At ang sobra, ibenta sa wood processer ang gamitin ninyo ang benta.
    Sobra na.

  • pinisil_ko_ngunit_kulang

    ANG GARA ng diskarte mo para sa mga angkan ninyo ANGARA, ginawa na naman ninyong ANGA-ANGA ang mga tao sa Aurora pati na ng sambayanang Pilipinas.

    Dapat na sigurong magtayo ng asosasyon dito sa Amerika na kung bibisita ang angkan ng mga hidhid na politiko ay dapat na ianunsiyo sa mga FILAM association para maisiwalat sa mga Pilipino na naninirahan dito ang mga pagmumukha ng mga taong ito. Akala mo kung mga sino pag bumibisita sa Amerika yun pala angkan ng mga hidhid na magnanakaw at mga kawatan ng bayang Pilipinas. Dapat ilathala sa american media ang mga pagmumukha ng mga taong ito para naman kung sakasakaling makita sa mga lugar pasyalan sa Amerika ay mabati man lang ng “Hoy ikinagagalak naming makita ang mga pagmumukha ninyo dito sa Amerika dahil kayo ay pamilya ng mga mandarambong at  walang kaluluwa, nakakahiya kayo”.

    • spider69

      papaano kung gayahin niya si Mikey Arroyo na may runner sa USA. like si Ruffa Mae Quinto na ban na ngayon diyan sa USA. Dahil nagyabang na kanya ang bahay sa California, USA

      • bakitkailangan

        Ilathala kung saan ang bahay na ito ni Mikey “kurakot” Arroyo at ang mukha ni Ruffa Mae Quirino ng malaman ng mga Pilipino sa Amerika para naman mabati ng “ang kapal ng mukha ninyo! mayabang na kayo, magnanakaw pa!”. Para sa susunod na pagpunta dito sa Amerika bigyan na ng kahihiyan sa Airport pa lang ng LAX ng maramdaman nila na hindi sila welcome sa Amerika dahil puro kayabangan lang ang alam nila. Napakalaking kahihiyan para sa mga Pilipinong panay ang trabaho ng legal dito sa Amerika.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

         ok yan idea mo..sige, sagot namin airport dito sa Chicago..

    • D_BystandeR

      This kind of opportunism by the Angara political dynasty played to the hilt is unacceptable. Hadn’t it been for the brave and fearless attack launched by Senator Serge Osmena, the “son of an illustrious father ‘Serging Osmena’ who ran for President of the Philippines in 1969 and who could have easily trounced Marcos in a decent political battle had it not been for the lopsided result of the election which gained notoriety for the so-called, ‘guns, goons and gold’ and dubbed as ‘Dayaan ’69,'” I would have no idea of how greedy this political dynasty has become to their very own constituents. Just imagine, a price of P40,000 per hectare of land is sold to APECO for P700,000. This is a blatant disregard and disrespect to the rights of the poor farmers who are duped into selling their lands only to know later that they are “hoodwinked” in the process. And with the explanation of Serge this project is bound to fail and that after spending P2B the place has not come up with even one locator to justify or support its creation. It’s a pity Senator Angara’s son who is included in the official list of senatoriables in the LP ticket will “reap the fruits” of what his father has  planted: “Kung nagtanim ka ng di magandang hakbang laban sa mga tao ang aanihin mo ay bagyo!” And this is not hard to imagine given the information that Senator Serge is doing in fighting for the rights of the poor farmers and other individuals involved and affected by their unconscionable “greed!” I tip my hat to the heroic fight Serge Osmena is doing and I hope his highly commendable and righteous fight will succeed so that the poor farmers who are mercilessly persecuted will find justice. 

  • CheapJ

    Osmena for President? I will vote for him.

  • Luthmar

    The nerve of the Angaras to ask for hundreds of millions of people’s money to expand, diversify what they have taken away from the farmers of Aurora.   Thank you Senator Osmena for looking after the people’s money and for your concern about the poor farmers of Aurora.

    My dear fellow Filipinos in Quezon, hwag na po ninyong iboto ang sino mang Angara.  Ganyan po uli ang kalalabasan ng buhay ninyo (pobre) kapag sila po ay ibinoto ninyong muli.

    Loren Legarda, say something.

    • http://www.inquirer.net/ INQUIRER.net

       The Angaras should first make sure that all barangays in Aurora have decent electric supply and all roads are paved and safe.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

        Tama ka jan.  Sa illegal logging operations pa lang over the years, dapat parang Singapore na ang Aurora sa dami ng pera na yon.  But look – infrastructure is still lagging and needs some catching up big time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UXEJMOMDNFK6U3MLNGBVFTSEYQ elizabeth

    One of the follies of GMA and her congressional allies was to give the go signal for the pet project of Ed Angara in Aurora, in spite of heavy opposition from the masses and its tecnical infirmities. Kudos to his former friend and associateSerg Osmena for siding with what is right. Para kasing hari harian si Angara sa Aurora, hindi mo magalaw kahit na iyong illegal na logging na sila ang patron. Sobrang abuso na siguro naman ay dapat ng masugpo at maging ehemplo ng ating paglaban sa political dynasty. This worthless expenditure of public funds must be exposed and to think the purveyor was once UP President. Nakakahiya.

  • rsanr

    Lahat naman nang ipinahayag ni Senator Osmena ay tama, hindi kailangan pa nang isang freeport zone ang ating napakaliit na bansa, mali lahat ang mga plano nang mga angara-pal at hindi ikabubuti nang nakakarami sa Casiguran.  Hindi na karaptdapat na iboto ang mga angkan nang angara-pal sa susunod na eleksiyon,  gising bayan! 

  • doncleo

    Nasa pangalan na kasi di ba? ANGARA–PAL..mga latak pa ito ni Diktador Marcos,,para kasi itong si Enrile magaling magbalimbing..ito si Angara at Enrile ang kabuoan ng napakawalang kwentang tao sa balat ng mundo..

  • Maldi2

    Naglabasan din ang baho! Kakasuka ang amoy at pagmumukha ng mga Angara!  PWE!

  • dkgboy

    I am not in favor of the political hold of the Angara dynasty in the  province of Aurora .While many people  including the well acclaimed urban and environmental planner,Arch Folafox believed that this pet project benefits mostly the members of the Angara clan,I can only think of one advantage of having a seaport in that area.The area may be in the typhoon path but IF we are to develop Benham Rise and extract oil and mineral resources from this find which is thousand of hectares (under water)in size and close proximity to Casiguran, then maybe it is a valid reason to continue with the project.I learned that there is a DPWH project that will connect SCTEX to Aurora thru San Jose City in Nueva Ecija.

  • simondj

    ipagpalagay na magawa at matapos iyan lahat lahat,,, eh sino naman po ang mag be business diyan sa APECO? sa SUBIC at sa CLARK eh may mga building at mga structure na, eh kaunti  mga investor,,, eh diyan pa?

    • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE

      Exactly what osmena is saying

      • simondj

        malapit lang kasi ako sa Clark and Subic kaya napapansin ko.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FKPQVEQCZ36I2US2RRR3ODNGNQ Jehan Victor

    There is always a time for everything.. enough is enough!!  Minsan naman matuto kayo humindi!! The facts shared by Osmena are really true.. that Billion thing wla mapuntahan yan.. that area is really not suited for its plan…

  • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE

    Salamat lumabas ang balitang to! No more angara in next year’s election

    • est

      noon  paman alyada yan kay estrada at ano ba si estrada plunderer parehas sila

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XXMVC66BK2NJINS3UEVPU7UDNM Joe

    How can a House of Representatives, a Senate and a President approve of such a project in 2007 that is glaringly wrong from the very beginning?  Well, unless they are of the same feather and equally corrupt minded as its proponent. This is what we can expect from a political system dominated by corrupt political dynasties.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Neglected? eh ang tagal mo na politiko diyan pati na din ang pamilya mo eh ano pinagagawa niyo at bakit ngayon neglected pa rin? Dapat na palitan ang mga katulad mo sa politika para mabigyan naman ng pagkakataon ang iba na maaaring seryoso sa pagsisilbi sa bayan! Sen. Osmena sana hindi lang yung proyekto ni angara ang masilip mo dapat lahat at wala ka pipiliin sa mga maanomalya proyekto!

  • rauloreto

    angara can have his way in aurora as he wishes, but to involve the national government in a project that is sure to fail is absurdity in its finest form.

    • Greg_Reyes

       hindi tayo feudalism. accountability and transparency dapat

  • eirons1043

    Is it really practical to have a ship port in a typhoon belt area?  Perhaps the Angaras goes overboard on this one coz Casiguran-Aurora Province is synonimous with typhoon. By the way is it true that the Angaras lobbied heavily (for their political benefit) for the separation of Aurora from Quezon Province? Funny that Tayabas (original name of Quezon Prov.) is now named (northern part)Aurora Quezon (for the southern part).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Nag aagawan ang dalawang buwaya! Ano kaya mag tsupaan na lang si Osmena at Angara, bali 69 position.

  • captainramius

    Osmena is correct  , look at Subic Free Port Zone, up to now it did not get the volume it was designed most ships still unload or use the Port of Manila. How many billions were spend there .

    How can a typhoon belt area be an ideal place  for another free port zone ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XXMVC66BK2NJINS3UEVPU7UDNM Joe


  • captainramius

    Can anyone go to Subic Free Port Zone look at those empty spaces …. no business activity very little… so what can Angara claim the locators or investors will go to Aurora a typhoon belt place ?

    Dont waste our money please…. pasok nyo nalang sa CCT ito derecho pa sa mga mahihirap .

  • legislex

    I do not believe that the farmers were forced to sell their lands.  They voluntarily sold their lands only to know later that the buyer sold them to the government at much higher prices.  The farmers now want to recover their lands given that their prices had exponentially gone up. They just want to earn more.  The claim that they were forced to sell their lands is all plain and simple bull???.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

       that’s what you believe..tanungin mo mga farmer’s to be sure..and don’t assume they’re marching ‘coz they want to earn more back pay..so, in conclusion, you can’t surely say it is plain and simple bull..right now, wala ka alam.  alamin mo for sure then come back here and say so with details and credible references..

  • est

    ano ba yan ginawa ng sariling airstrip airport tama na ang pag rape ninyo sa pilipinas angara

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RL37HV32DKYDK7ACEKAKYDY634 Torero

    haha..naninigurado na si Ed Angara na pagkatapos mag-senador, peperahan niya ang port na yan.  dapat sa iyong mga angara i-firing squad!  no more angaras in politics please!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4S6LVCNW3A3QDBEY6HWBGP2ZU inca

    Do not vote for any Angara as senator…period!

  • edleon

    Kaya nga po wag na tayo bumoto ng magka kamag-anak kahit pa aquino yan, angara, estrada, at binay… tama na po at ipakita natin sa kanila na ayaw natin sa political dynasty! LALO na pag ARROYO!!! GRRR!!!

  • carlorocci

    Talaga naman wala kang maaasahan sa mga politikos natin. Dahil puro pansarili ang iniisip, gaya na lang nila Senatong Bilyar at Senatong Enliar, nag pagawa ng kalye, kinuha sa kanilang pork barrel, malapit sa kanilang mga properties….hehehehehe….

    Kung ako investor dehins ako mag-invest sa APECO, bakit ikamo? Taon-taon magkaka-problema ko dahil sa dumaraan ang bagyo madalas sa Aurora province….hehehehehe. Lugi negosyo….laging may FORCE MAJEURE…..

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    I don’t know much about the facts about this fiasco, since I haven’t done research enough for it to form an opinion, however, by google mapping APECO, it is found on a natural cove between two highlands and would make a good port for maritime coming from the far pacific places, such as Hawaii, Alaska US mainland, Canada, Mexico.

    Anyway, if this is indeed an effort to boost the economic progress of Aurora, then so be it. The fact that locators have not come in as expected could be from a number of factors, predominantly the lingering economic problems that have affected us and potential investor in their countries.

    I cannot fault the project since it every politician’s ambition to make their territories more economically viable.  And if other economic zones can do it, why not give them a chance. After all, no eco zone has the monopoly for the chance of progress, right?

    Sen Osmena may have valid reason not to support it, since it will cost the tax payers a lot during the time when there is business interest at the moment. But i do not think that totally shelving a project just would be the proper solution. Talk about being all dressed up, but nowhere to go.


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GNDF6LI5U4EYA4SNTPOVPGB6FA mobius19

      This is a case of good idea but bad intention.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        how so, please, enlighten me. i do appreciate your point of view.

    • Nico Allen

      As a student of geo-politics and International political economy, I have done intensive research on viable areas for Industrial use, and unfortunately, Aurora province is not one of them. One important consideration is what Senator Osmena said “it is not attractive to shipping” because it sits on the tyhpoon belt. Having that fact, shipping companies are put to a big disadvantage because they increase their risk at sea if ever they’ll operate on Aurora.  Another, if one will review history, no major shipping company risked sailing at the heart of the pacific by having their transient directly from East to West without having stops.

      Established shipping lanes exclude that part mainly because of the long transit to cross the pacific and the shortage of viable economies for stops. Standard shipping lane pass through  the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) – Subic – South Korea – Japan – Guam/Saipan/ – Alaska – Vladivostok – Hawaii – Mainland US. Also, if an area is not situated on an electrical grid, you will spend billion/s in order for it to be connected which then results to higher electrical bills which is not attractive to business. Last, we must bare in mind that viable lands which are naturally and historically used for Agriculture should not be converted to industrial use because of its nature of being “Agricultural”;Hence exploits should be made from its roots (Agricultural) for better efficiency whith minor ecological impact.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Ah, more info. I appreciate it.

        Your idea about the electrical aspect is most informative.

      • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

        Thank you for the explanation. That was helpful.

    • boldyak


  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    dun n lang kaya ilipat ang congress at senate para may mga locator naman..yung bilibid dun din, yung camp aguinaldo pwede rin dun at yung ibang factory naman..d b naisip ni osmena yan e hindi nman talaga lilipat ang mga factory kung wala nman malilipatan tsk tsk..away sa pera to

  • abbaj

    simple pero talamak na kurakot din itong mga angara na ito. they want to own the whole aurora.




    • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya

      wow!!! totoo ba to???

      Langya yan…

  • abbaj

    353million pesos. sus! kapag na aprub part nun manggagaling sa hard earned tax ng negosyo ko. parang humihingi ng pansugal sa casino itong si angara. angara buti pa ang mga buwaya ah nabubusog ikaw hindi. date na lang kayo ni loren fortune island.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YAYHPL4WJCO4FGRTUY56DUSNU maria

    Serg ang galing mo! Banatan mo din si Enrile. Then in 2016 face Binay! You will win hands down. Binay is the face of corruption while you will have the face of corruption-killer!

    I knew it! It’s not only Mar who would want to challenge Jojo Binay. Masmadaming magaling. Si Sergs mayabang pero no none sense guy. Hindi corrupt ang pamilya ni Sergs unlike the family of Sonny!

    Go for it Sergs! 

    • Albert Einstien

      di ba magkakampi si binay at sergs…lol

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YAYHPL4WJCO4FGRTUY56DUSNU maria

        You should know politics!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CT6UQYNAR3B4IS2L2J3XWXJV5I sPaRkEr23

    maaring ang intensyong ay tama ngunit hindi maganda ang pamamaraan , sa isang banda nakatulong ng bahagya sa kaunlaran ng matagal nang nakalimutang probinsya ng Aurora ,
    sana pinag aralan mabuti bago ipatupad ang angkop lamang at hindi nasayang ang kakarampot na pondo ng bayan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    walang pupunta na investor dyan ,ang centro ng bizniz  maynila ,pupunta ka doon sa aurora.ang layo ng mga diskarte ng mga politico sa aurora.malaking pera ang involve dyan ,ang pera ng pinas parang hinati hati na lang .sa sunod sa ibang province naman ang anomaly ganoon na naman ang style.

    • boldyak

      sige lahat ng development sa maynila na lang, worst city i’ve been…lol

  • kapatad

    ok ka osmena, ikaw lang pala ang katapat ni angara. 

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    an gara ng pamilya nila dahil sa kasakiman!!! pero si aurora ay pobre pa rin!!!
    something is wrong in this area!!!

  • kilabot

    the eye is not tired of seeing nor the ear of hearing nor the hand of stealing – politician’s creed.

  • billy gunner

    todas ang political ambition ni sonny angara hahahaha!

  • basyong

    gusto lang gayahin yung kay senatong enrile sa sta ana cagayan.mga crony ni marcos gusto sa kanila lahat ang yaman at lahat maghirap para bigyan ni angara at enrile ng palimos.mga ganid at sakim dapat nasa ilalim na kayo ng mga hukay ninyo para inenjoy na ni lucifer ang pagsunog sa inyo

  • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Thanks to our beloved President PNoy for being so magnetic and drawing in so much foreign direct investments. With such a deluge of hot money and influx of long-term capital investments, it is just a matter of time before the need for another port city arises. At this point in time, there is no port city in the eastern seaboard of the entire stretch of Luzon’s Pacific coast. The closest we have is Manong Johnny’s Port Irene in the northeastern section of Luzon which used to be a mining port. To increase port efficiency, business continuity capabilities and disaster recovery contingencies, a new port in Aurora such as APECO will greatly enhance our economic competitiveness. More important, APECO will make a run for the legal and not so legal importing business of Manong Johnny’s Port Irene. APECO in short will boost competition thus allowing the proverbial free market forces work more freely as some of Angara’s theoretical economists put it. The biggest ports of South Korea, Taiwan and Japan are all along their eastern seaboard. There is no reason why we should deprive ourselves of one. Osmeña has every right to disagree with Angara for he is just like every one of us trying to make a living. If Angara and Osmeña can come to some agreement, both gentlemen will find themselves wealthier, happier and closer. Thanks to our dear leader PNoy for making such business opportunities possible.

    Sa Daang Matuwid, wala kang talo. Halina’t go with the flow. Go with Daang Matuwid.

    and may I humbly suggest:
    vote straight LP in 2013
    Ninoy 2.0 = Bam Aquino

    To our national superhero Ninoy, Blessed Mother Cory and their only begotten son PNoy, you have the absolute love and support of the Filipino people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/geneva.guyano Geneva Frances C. Guyano

       While there’s nothing wrong in aiming for competitiveness, it should not be done at the expense of people’s rights. Furthermore, APECO plans seem to remain floating on air, there was no even detailed plans to ensure it will really stimulate growth. We know that in as much as its location in the Pacific is strategic, it stands on a disaster-prone area and prime agricultural lands, which is supposed to be cultivated in the first place.

      • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

        This archipelago of 7,100 islands is so rich in arable land. There is no shortage of prime agricultural land and good climate aided by our location along the equatorial belt. APECO was not and is still not intended to be realized at the expense of anyone’s rights. It is here for everyone, for you, for me and for all freedom loving and God fearing Filipinos. Let us thank our beloved President PNoy for seeing this through.

        Sa Daang Matuwid, wala kang talo. Halina’t go with the flow. Go with Daang Matuwid.

        and may I humbly suggest:
        vote straight LP in 2013
        Ninoy 2.0 = Bam Aquino

      • Albert Einstien


        EVERYTHING biggest is HAPPENING now…

        BIGGEST NATIONAL DEFICIT: NEWS: MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ budget deficit during the first 9 months of 2012 more than doubled from a year ago,the deficit — amounting to P106.062 billion or over 100% bigger than last year’s P52.994 billion

        BIGGEST scam in history —- 12 billion courtesy of malaysianBIGGEST corruption in history—-2011 coa audit report …101.8 BILLION lost to

        CORRUPTION.BIGGEST giveaway of territories—milf bangsamoro state( courtesy of malaysia ) & china declared ownership of our islands after pnoy-trillianes compromise .

        BIGGEST INJUSTICE——political vendetta. maguinadanao massacres, hacienda luisita massacres, mendiola massacres & other massacres UNSOLVED….where is justice…

        BIGGEST NATIONAL DEBT EVER….1 trillion just for 2 year period …TAPOS mas MAHIHIRAP pa at mas NAGUGUTOM ang mga tao ngayon……….

        BIGGEST SMUGGLNG in history–Smuggling in the Philippines is at its worst under President Aquino’s administration, with the smuggled value averaging $19.6 billion annually, an explosion from the comparable figures of $3.1 billion and $3.8 billion yearly during the terms of Presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ( pdi column)BIGGEST hypocrisy…FOI election promise, skyrocketing PRICES of everything, 29% unemployment,HIGH criminality & Investor risk aversion led to an 83-percent DROP in foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Philippines …sabi ng mga noynoying UMUUNLAD tayo….puro bola at propaganda lang…BIGGEST unemployment ,:NEWS 11/15/12; Unemployment worsens in 3rd quarter at 29.4%si comelec brilliantes lang at mmda ang gumagana sa govt of noynoying…..LAHAT na NOYNOYING at PALPAK….kaya gising na bayan magtrabaho na….sorry sa mga 30 % unemployed….tulog lng muna wag muna kumain …yan ata ang PROGRAMA ng govt of noynoying….wala sila MALASAKIT sa mga unemployed DULOT ng incompetent governance & wrong policy directions…

      • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now


      • Albert Einstien

        tnx… coming from a heavenly pedigree that’s something….


      • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya

        Bam Aquino????? eh ginamit nya lang yung mga sari sari store para makapag mobilize xa ng sariling grassroots nya eh…

        What a Shame!!!

        i support noynoy but not this boy! 

        biruin mo senatong agad ang pangarap???

      • ben

        Ikaw na naman? Kung makinig ang mga mamamayan sa iyo kawawa ang Pnas. Kaya tumahimik ka nalang wag ka nang mag post.

    • Albert Einstien

      mas MALALA ka palang TROLL sir, political troll kp..paulit ulit lang naman sinasabi mo..malakas ka lang sa mga MODERATORS….lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya

      “To our national superhero Ninoy, Blessed Mother Cory and their only begotten son PNoy, you have the absolute love and support of the Filipino people.”

      Kaawaan nyo po xa Blessed Mother mukhang isa ata to sa tumatanggap ng conditional cash transfer (pension) monthly.

  • Albert Einstien

    NOT ONLY ZERO BUDGET sir…ask for the 2 billion refund & those yearly budget wasted…it is taxpayers money….lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6U25GIY66GOY64DA3QY7OEB54 ricky

    Angara-pata ay sumisipsip… supsip ng sipsip sa pondo….

  • Albert Einstien

    pwede naman gawing tourist attraction yan…….ZOO in aurora..run by APE & CO…mura  nga lang entrance fee…” the BIGGEST WHITE ELEPHANT ” zoo in RP…

    DAPAT sa HUNDRED ISLANDS airport na lang nila INILAGAK ang pondo..madami pa matutulungan na TAO at KIKITA ang gobyerno ng LIMPAK LIMPAK….ang daming turista don KAHIT walang INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT..isipin nyo na lang kung me int’l airport don…sigurado TALO ang boracay….calling pnoy,senate, congress ( house ), DILG, DBM & DOT…ilipat nyo budget sa HUNDRED ISLANDS…..nakalaking tulong sa EKONOMYA!

  • dindo26

    kawawang Aurora, pinagpapasasaan ng isang pamilya!

    • John_Galt_II

      Ang kaso hindi lang pera ng Aurora kundi pera ng buong bayan ang kinukuha nila!

  • oraman

    Walang mangyayari sa pag-iyak ni Osmena sigurado panalo pa rin ang Angara sa eleksyon…marami silang slapi at money talks

  • joboni96

    Angara Pera Edgardo Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco)

    vote his son for senator
    vote his sister sa house
    vote him for governor

    1. to continue land grabbing
    2. to continue waste of government funds
    3. to continue angara dynasty
    4. to continue angara fiefdom development

    angara ng kinabukasan

    ng mga angara

  • fiveoclock

    sige lang mag-nakaw kayo….mga DOROBO…..

  • patpat1418

    APECO is the perfect gateway from the Pacific into our country. We should keep in mind that this opens us up to a market that goes beyond our meager importing and exporting industry. I’m just putting it out there. I’m not on any side, I’m just giving the benefit of the doubt.

    • Karabkatab

      Gateway TO or Gateway FROM?  Please clarify, as these imply different meanings.  At any rate, whatever preposition we use, either TO or FROM, the conceived Free Port Area is not feasible.

      • boldyak

        have you made a thourough study on this and you can positively say that it is no feasible?>>or just your opinion?

      • Karabkatab

        Not my opinion, but, there are “empirical proofs” that back up the argument.  Examples, high vacancy rates in Clark, Subic, Ceza and other government owned estates in Cavite, Cebu and Baguio.  Idagdag mo pa ang kadaming privately owned industrial estates and ecozones who are also in the want of locators.  Casiguran is the newest kid on the block and it cannot compete with the old boys in the game.  The project capitalizes on being on a eastern seaboard of the country, hence it can service ocean vessels plying the area.  This is too elementary. Most busy ports in Asia are also upgrading and expanding.  How can Aurora compete with the ports in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, which are at present the trans-shipment ports of Asia to the world. Aurora can think of other projects suited to the site and present attributes.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

      Perfect gateway???? ikaw ba yan Sonny Angara????

  • Lapu Lapu

    When greedy politicians want to make fortunes for themselves, they will make projects like this and pocket the big part of it. In the end, the project is abandoned of totally failed.

    Remember, our hard earned money  (from our salary and business) BIR collect mercilessly and this is where it all end up.

    In the pocket of the corrupt.

    I want to ask Angara a question: 

    If it was your own money, will you invest on a project like this?

    • Karabkatab

      Good question to the angaras you have there Lapu Lapu.  Cost of Doing Business in areas such as Casiguran is definitely high compared to existing and established investments destination in the country.  Second to consider is the human resource skills and talent available in the area.  Otherwise, migration of workers from other areas is the immediate solution – which in the long term does more harm than good.

    • John_Galt_II

      Good question! I am sure the answer is no!

  • John_Galt_II

    Kawawang mga pilipino. Ninanakawan ng harapan. Noong unang tumakbo ng senator si Angara may nakapagsabi sa akin na masamang tao daw ito at huwag iboto. Nagtaka ako dahil dating presidente ng UP. Ngayon alam ko na, kaya masama dahil dating Presidente ng UP. Mga taong sanay makinabang sa pera ng mga taxpayer. Kahit ano ay gagawin para magkapera. Kung ang “free port” ay may pakinabang sana mayroon ng negosyante na gustong mag umpisa nito at namuhunan. Ang kaso wala naman talagang silbi kundi gatasan lang ng mga Angara.
    Huwag iboto ang mga yan kahit na yun anak!

  • otoling

    Huwag natin iboto ang mga anak, ama ina, at mga pinsa.  Malinaw na pagnanakaw na naman ang ginagawang manipyulasyun ni Angara, anak, atbp. sa pera ng taombayan. Ito ay tulad din ng ginawa ng put . . si Manny Villar (Vilaroyo) sa insertions para sa isang highway, ang gatasan ang baka ng gobyerno.

    Ang mga tao na ito kaya tumatakbo for high lelected position is to ramble, gumble, bumble tumble the taombayan na mga hikahusssss na for 5 dekada. 

    Pinahirapan sa tigib na hirap tayo ng mga religyus prayle ng simbahan katoliko for 46 dekada, ngayun heto ulit ang mga modern suckers born-again praykles at politikal more suckers prayles na nagtatago na servant daw ng taombayan.  Lintikan!

    Walang tigil sa pang-gagatas ang mga damuhong mga ito.  Lintikan!

    Ituloy mo Serge, nasa likod at kanan mo kami.  

  • anton kinuton

    heard that a big upset is in the making in aurora with vice governor gerry noveras leading over ed angara for governorship in all local surveys. they said that only a man-made miracle can turn around this present trend. with voters awareness and growing dislike for political dynasty, it is also likely that his son, sonny angara will lost in his senatorial bid and all the angaras in the local political scene. it only shows that the people of aurora are rejecting the angaras.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    I think Apeco is another Centennial Expo anomaly in the making!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YAYHPL4WJCO4FGRTUY56DUSNU maria

    Pa pogi-pogi si Angara pala naghihirap ang probinsiya niya. Nakakahiya!

  • Ian

    i’ve been to casiguran, and when I spoke to the people there, most of the land around the proposed eco zones have been bought/grabbed by the angara’s already..

  • otoling

    Hintayin natin mama-alam si Juan Ponce Enrile. Ganito rin yata ang schemes ng free port sa Cagayan, ang gatasan ang gobyerno. E-review rin ngkongreso ang free port transactiones like mga fees, gastus, etc., etc. at kung ano-ano ang naitutulong nito sa gobyerno lokal, probinsiyal at nasyunal at sa kalapitg region tulad ng Ilocos provinces at Isabela.

    Parang wala yata.  Tingin di ng mga tao na wala namang nagyayari. 

    Tignan din ito ng Kongreso kuno at ipa-audit ito kay Mariana.

  • Guest

    To each his own. At least that’s how the Angarapal father and son see it. If JPE can have his little fiefdom and little port city in the northeastern part of Luzon, so should the Angarapals. Father and son, highly educated and all, yet the Angarapals have failed to improve the lives of the poor folks in Aurora. Sonny Boy however has done very well for himself acquiring a house in Bel-Air Makati and quite a stash in the bank.Quite inexplicably so as one close relative hastens to add. Even that little Singaporean scammer did not hurt our Sonny Boy much. It’s rather ironic how the elder Angarapal, who is promoting the author of a critically acclaimed book enttiled “How Nations Fail”, is failing this nation. After him, his son too will fail this nation again. The Angarapals, father and son, failing this nation through and through. That’s what they teach you at Harvard.  

  • regd

    Unless I get the 1%.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XN5LP4KI3RN5ZJSL5MT4EELZMM karen

    Take note of the allegation! – Lots were forcibly, “forcibly” bought from the people at 40k / ha and and payed again by the people (its peoples money) at a whooping 700k / ha? With no certainty if this Apeco will be beneficial? – Pure money making! Lets join our hands against this!

    • anton kinuton

      you mean to say the angaras forcibly bought the lands from the original landowners at P40k/ha and then the angaras sold it to the govt for P700K/ha? is that what happened? humaydag, garapalan na ito!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

         Dapat lang isauli na ni Angara ang pera ng bayan or award the land back to the farmers. Afterall agrarian reform is still the best option.
        Is Angara not answerable to the Ombudsman with these kind of deal or maybe plunder kasi ang laki na ng halaga na nasayang sa treasury. Tahimik lang pala itong Gara na ito.

  • Fulpol

    Sen. Angara, former UP President….

    • Karabkatab

      And, (please continue Mr. Fulpol)….

    • kebinkosme

      What others say might be true: UP produces ‘intelligent’ man or woman in this country, perhaps the ‘most intelligent’, yet, it also produces the most corrupt public officials in the future. History repeat itself. Filipinos never learn.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

       Mga UP dis siguro ang gumawa nang masterplan. Ang galing ng UP

  • boldyak

    why  not ask if there was a study done before this project was started, the study would show if this project will be good for the area or not, unless this project was done without any study, these senators are full of b*llsh*t…anybody can acuse anybody of making money without digging deeper into the issue…I can’t understand how any person can forcibly acquire a land…if you can’t stand your ground, then you are doomed….any government project should have a thourough study otherwise all “our” money will go to the pockets of these b*llsh*t senators…

    • Karabkatab

      For sure meron yan Master Plan na tawag nila for documentation compliance purposes.  Marami dyan copy paste lang ng mga consultants and make it appear professionally executed.

    • Greg_Reyes

       there is still NO feasibility study for this port. the president of APECO and even senator angara admitted it themselves.

      senator angara was quoted that the law (ASEZA and APECO) must pass in order to have a feasibility study.

      so, what he is saying is, pass a law and infuse budget into it without even finding out if the project will work which is advantageous to him because if the project fails they can also say we don’t have the money allocated to us since it failed. but in the end the money will end up in their pockets.

      it looks like a ponzi scheme (but them money only comes from the government) and it also looks like the plot of “The Producers”

    • Greg_Reyes

        there is still NO feasibility study for this port. the president of APECO and even senator angara admitted it themselves.

      senator angara was quoted that the law (ASEZA and APECO) must pass in order to have a feasibility study.

      what he is saying is, pass a law and infuse budget into it without even
      finding out if the project will work which is advantageous to him
      because if the project fails they can also say we don’t have the money
      allocated to us since it failed. but in the end the money will end up in
      their pockets.

      it looks like a ponzi scheme (but them money only comes from the government) and it also looks like the plot of “The Producers”

  • PH2011

    Dynasty Power corrupt, absolute
    Dynasty Power corrupt absolutely.

    A shame to the institution he once headed. We just hope that the new breed CJ
    Sereno and Justice Leonen will not follow the steps of their former UP

    • kebinkosme

      What others say might be true: UP produces ‘intelligent’ man or woman in this country, perhaps the ‘most intelligent’, yet, it also produces the most corrupt public officials in the future. History repeat itself. Filipinos never learn.

      • Karabkatab

        Hala ka Kevin, kukuyugin ka ng mga yan. Very sensitive pa man din ang karamihan sa mga schoolars ng bayan, para bagang sila laang ang marunong mag mahal sa lupang tinubuan…  What this country need are not geniuses, but people with heart, compassion and dedication for work.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin


      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

         What we need really are Agriculture economist that will fire up our economy. This APECO of Angara is a product of a lawyers concept of economics to benefit his own. Maka survive kaya yan dito sa amin sa Jolo?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

        agree din..

      • kebinkosme

        haha. don’t worry. im from UP too.I agree with you. we need not geniuses “but people with heart, compassion and dedication”. 

      • rem_rod

         not all…please

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    What a waste of people’s money! Angara-pal naman.

    Where are the wolves and jackals who do nothing but attack the Catholic Church?Is this still violating the constitutional doctrine of “separation of Church and State” when the CBCP leads the poor fisher folks and farmers in Aurora to plead to the government to review the Angara-sponsored ecozone project?

    The hypocrites will readily complain about the Church’s defense of her faith against contraception dominating the RH bill but clams up on the Church’s intervention on behalf of the poor people who were displaced forcibly of their homes. However, the question is – Will we ever find sincerity from senators who walk out when debates begin, according to the news report? Let our voices be heard to support Sen. Serge Osmena so he may not give in to pressure and inaction from his colleagues. 

  • Karabkatab

    Whenever there is a new big ticket project in the area (say airports, seaports, power plants, etc), trapos incumbent will scamper to buy the project site and peripherals under the pretext of “consolidation? The politico is using a dummy reals estate group or individuals as buyers but the ground works are done by the government men at no expense to the politicos.  The trapo will acquire the property from the farmers at a lower price and sell the same to the government at a much higher value, no less than 10x the buying price.  Once the trapo is paid by the national government, and the project is on going, the trapo will file a “Just Compensation Case” in an appropriate court asking for a much higher price, now based on market value.  Of course the trapo group always win in “Just Compensation” cases because of the color of money.  Meron din parte si judge and ang mga taga pagtanggol ni Juan de la Cruz.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Angra’s political quote: “Angara ng kinabukasan kung magaling ka sa tsupaan”

    • Francis81

      May relasyon ba si Angara at si Pweenoy? Ang alam ko nuon ay si Angara at si Loreng Legarda.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

      Hahahahaha…mahusay ka tsong. Totoo yan..

  • AnastacioMamaril

    I used to admire the guy when he was still UP president during the Marcos years. But now I can’t believe myself how idiot I am during those years.

    • resortman

      Me too…i admired Angara to high heavens even when he was a managing partner of ACCRA Law, the biggest law firm in Asia…now i realize how educationm made A@@holes out of people…sayang…too intelligent yet too corrupt!!

      • John_Galt_II

        Maybe schooled but not intelligent!

  • Bengatibo

    Something is amiss here that needs to be reviewed!!! An ecozone out of nowhere in the hinterlands of Casiguran which would become a fiefdom of the Angaras

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    The fund is called the “Port Barrel”.

  • anton kinuton

    read this link: Angara Ecozone Project a Massive Case of Landgrabbing, Say Aurora Folk


  • iamkevin87

    Sige lang Osmena pabango lang ng pabango. Ano ba makukuha mo..

  • wakats


    APECO was sponsored by Sen. Angara and became operational under RA 9490 in 2007 while Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) was introduced by Sen. Enrile and became a law under RA 7922 in 1995 with Port Irene as the freeport..  Both measures are aimed at creating an industrial and recreational empires under the exclusive domain of the 2 senators.

    Both senators used their clout in the senate for approval and funding of their pet projects and ensure stable financial future for their children.

    Other senators with long standing in the senate like the Osmeñas, Magsaysays, Pimentels, Estradas, Guingonas, Tañadas, etc., have the delikadeza and unselfish devotion to service and did not concoct the idea of creating economic empires at government expense…


    • rsanr

      tama ka halos sa lahat wakats, pero mali ang pagsingit mo sa mga estradas na walang silbi at plunderer pa!

  • FreddygotF

    But most of Osmena’s claims are inaccurate if not false?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

       Bakit sabi mo inaccurate? Angara ka ba? You should fill Osmena in..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

      Ilang farmers ang mag-march papunta Malacanang at nagrereklamo?  Ano naman business ni Osmena doon eh poder ni Angara ang Aurora.  Get the deep logic?

      • jeffrey_01

        Dumb Joe.  We need the like of Osmena to protect our money from Political Dynasties like the Angara.  Osmena is a senator and the Angaras political dynasties are in the Senate, congress and provincial. 

        Please get educated on Philippine politics.  Stop watching Eat Bulaga or get out of Wanbol University.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    political patronage as usual…plus election fever…mawawala lang yan during election yan perang yan

  • tapagirl

    Sinabi Ba Ni Osmena Kung Saan Niya Nakuha Ang Mga Impormasyon Niya… ?

    • John_Galt_II

      Kung gusto mo pumunta ka sa Casiguran. Ang alam ko dahil nakaharap sa Pacific Ocean ang bayan na yan talagang malakas ang alon, hindi pwedeng gawing pier. Kung uubra yan sana matagal ng merong negosyante na namuhunan diyan.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

         Bilangin dapat ilang Chinoy naandoon. Para makita mo na mabuti ang negosyo. Si Angara lang ata ang negosyante doon Real estate business.

      • John_Galt_II

        OO nga realtor doon si Angara. LOL!

      • jeffrey_01

        Now you got the idea?  They already made millions buying the land from poor farmers for a peanut and sell it to the government for much more.

        Self serving political dynasties. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

        Tama ka John, lakas alon doon.  1.5 hour drive lang from my province ang shoreline ng Aurora kaya alam ko. 

      • jeffrey_01

        A break water can be added.  But the big issue is that the land own by farmers were forcibly bought for a mere P40,000/ha.  and sold for much more. 

        The Aurora project oppressed poor people by not compensating the real value of their land.  This is plunder/ land grabbing. 

        Osmena take on Angara by lowering the budget of the Aurora project.
        I don’t think the money of Filipinos poured on this project will returned any profit.  The area will be controlled by the Angara political dynasty. 

        Filipino people say goodbye to your money.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

      Sabi ni Osmena na hindi siya ang nag dala ng issue ng APECO sa Senado kondi ang mga farmers who were forced to sell their land at P40,000. and later sold to APECO for P700,000. which tantamount ot plunder.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Jaring/100001072073145 Simon Jaring

      mag research ka, tingnan mo kung papaano ang lagay ng Casiguran at ikumpara mo sa kalagayan ng Subic o kaya sa Clark.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    Did anybody find out anything about NATION’S GRANARY  by the FIRST GENTLEMAN? Isa din itong dapat masubaybayan ng mamayan.
    Ano Serge? Dapat busisihin mo narin yan?

  • John_Galt_II

    Kaya pala lahat ng naging presidente sinipsipan ng mga yan mula kay Marcos hanggang kay Noynoy. Ang galing mag balatkayo ng mga animal. Ngayon yung anak naman kasama sa LP.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    Land-grabbing under the name of economic development? That’s a new one.

    Setting up a ECO-zone where every now and then the population runs for cover when a typhoon comes in; and, what ship is going to dock during a storm.

    The whole project may just end up a white elephant.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

      If Angara is pushing for an ECO-zone somewhere in Southern Luzon or Visayas region then I will not complain a bit.  There’s a potential for business there (it faces the shipping lane on that side) and therefore a potential employment for the local folks.  Maybe Angara wants his submarine dock in there that’s why he doesn’t care or the seasonal typhoons.

      • jeffrey_01

        I don’t disagree building an ECO zone in Aurora if the process of building it will not oppressed the people affected.  The control of the APECO should not be in the hands of Angaras.  No Angara political dynasty family members should not involve in the running of the ECO zone.

    • jeffrey_01

      another legal smuggling port of entry.  Remote and nobody can easily come close.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        There were instances of drug trafficking in those areas?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Kaya pla tahimik itong si Angara on Philippine issues noong panahon pa ni Arroyo, meron pla itong illegal na proyekto sa Aurora. Kawawa n nman ung mga mahihirap na Filipino, gumastos ng billion sa walang kwentang proyekto na ang makikinabang lng eh yung pamilyang Angara at ang kanyang alipores. Inaangkin na ng mga Angara ang boung Aurora, tigas n ng mukha, land grabber pa.

    No to Political Dynasty, no to Land Grabbing, no to Angara! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe


    • jeffrey_01

      say goodbye to your money Filipinos.

  • Marcial72

     Naghihintay lang ng lagay si Osmeya. Edong kaw naman mag share ka naman para wala kang oposisyon.

    • jeffrey_01

      Osmena is helping the oppressed farmers from Angara political dynasty land grabber.

  • digjuv

    Tingnan nga ninyo sa google map Casiguran, Aurora! Pwede naman lagyan nang pier!

    • jeffrey_01

      Anything can be done, but the process of building it is obviously thru corruption by a political dynasty. 

      Building a pier is a good intention but underlying illegal activities are not good.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EAEXNJVXTUA77NNNPOCGAO33YY Condrad

    Huwag nyo nang iboto next election yan si Omena, kung e develop sa isang lugar ayaw pa nya.
    maraming trabaho at makinabang dyan sa freeport zone.. Kailan pa!!! umpisahan ang freeport zone….next 100 years????… Ang daming dahilan may typhoon belt, malayo sa factory…etc..
    tingan mo mga yong singapore when it come to business very wise sila….Sa transhipment lang
    galing sa containers vessel, crude oil & LPG tanker vessel , and bulk vessel, at isama na passengers thru international airport. mayaman na sila sa ganon system… yan si osmena ayaw pa!!!.. anong klasing politico yan… pansarili lang ang iniisip…

    • Luthmar

      Paki tanong po muna sa mga Angaras kung ano na ang ginawa nila doon sa P1 bilyon
      na nakuha na nila para dyan sa the same projects na sinsabi nila.  Salamat po.

      • repapips

        punta nga daw tayo sa aurora kasama si osmena. para makita natin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

         pards, no question, maganda nature-trip sa Aurora. kabilang province lang yan sa amin at pasyalan pag-nagkaayaan mag-inom sa beach and maghanap ng babae doon.  it’s a nice place (baler, dinggalan) – cheap and delicious sea foods freshly cooked.  pero, hindi talaga uubra pinipilit ni Angara – gusto lang gumawa pera ng mga yan or pumapel.  masasayang ang investment doon dalhin na lang sa iba’ng lugar or iba’ng program na makakatulong sa tao (mahirap man o mayaman)…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQGP4ILBFR5YR2UJTWJISUTYHI 12todd1

      Idiot. Wala kang kaalam alam pagdating sa economics.
      Hindi mo naiintindihan ang underpinnings ng 1 business. Napakabulag mo.
      Hindi mo siguro naiintindihan kasi kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng typhoon belt, marginal cost, at logistics.
      Ang pinakamagandang magagawa mo sa ating bansa ay magaral ka muna bago ka magsalita. At kung nakapagaral ka man sa lagay na yan, shame on your university.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EAEXNJVXTUA77NNNPOCGAO33YY Condrad

        tanga ka rin pala ano, typhoon belt din yon ang taiwan at japan ah, bakit maraming puerto doon…masyado kayong magaling, Kaya ngayon naniwala na ako sa kasabihan.. The More you Learn the More You Suffer…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TAVWORPN7SRWAB35UDHWRHKKY Joe

       Tanga ka.  Pati geography di mo alam.  Hindi strategic location ang Aurora for even a small pier – what more for a freeport zone?  Dagat lang kaharap nya.  Sa west coast, andoon ang Subic, Manila Pier, (meron din sa Cagayan Freeport Zone – teritoryo ni Enrile), and etc and nasa harap mismo ng shipping lanes facing Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc.  I don’t care who Osmenia is, pero tama sya.  Hindi feasible magtayo ng freeport zone sa Aurora – meaning, pag-ginawa nila, masasayang ang pera na ginastos – kaya sinabi’ng hindi feasible.  Common sense lang yan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EAEXNJVXTUA77NNNPOCGAO33YY Condrad

        Isa ka ring tanga ano., kaya nga tawag dyan PORT.. kaharap ay dagat..Mayroon bang port sa bundok???? Mas Lalong masayang ang pera Joe pag hindi ginastos sa project at napunta lang sa bulsa nang mga LETSeng politico na yan.

    • jeffrey_01

      APECO is built for self serving Angara Political dynasty.  The bigger the project the bigger the kickback. 
      The intention maybe good but too expensive and no guaranty of profitability.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BKMSJYJZOGDRLFTOBZRTBGW45Q China Crisis

      Pano ko iboboto si Omena e wala namang Senator candidate na Omena ang last name, dyan pa lang talo ka na, much more kung logic ang paguusapan tungkol sa letseng project na yan ng mga Angara.

    • noyab


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC


    • jeffrey_01

      say goodbye to your money, Filipinos.

  • rsanr

    Sana dumami pa ang katulad ni Senator Osmena sa Senado at Kongreso na talagang nasa puso ang paglilingkod sa bayan at sana magising na rin sila na ang pagnanakaw sa kaban nang bayan ay hindi na nila puwedeng itago dahil nagmamatyag na ang bayan.

    Huwag nang iboto ang pamilya nang mga angara – pal at lahat nang dinastiyang politikal , gising bayan!

  • Bengatibo

    This revelation is a big blow to the Angara political dynasty!!! Osmena is burning the bridges with angara. This ecozone is a white elephant that will only benefit the angaras. Natural lang na ipagtanggol ni Angara dahil sila ang makikinabang. This is a wake up call to voters in 2013 elections.  2 Billion spent and nothing is happening. Kawawa naman ang Taxpayers. There should have been a careful study if this ecozone is viable!!! If not viable, then junk it. 

  • white scorpion

    i’ve heard several years back. angara had a land grabbing case somewhere i cannot remember. 2000ha ang nila-land grab niya. perhaps it is situated besides the project he is trying to developed. please check sen osmena. i tend to believe the project maybe anomalous simply because it was first signed by glo. then at pres aquino administtration. they want to amend it. most of the time, dito pinapasok ang blotted na cost. ang baba naman ng tingin mo sa prez natin. buti hindi napirmahan. and a good sen osmena is there.

  • iduniq

    This is a problem in the Philippines.  Seems like there is no masterplan for the entire country.  There should be a blueprint for the countrys future like for the next 10 years and updated every 5 years.  Big projects like this would be initiatives to attain the objectives in the masterplan.  There are a lot of benefits for this like no matter who is the head of government projects will be continued, it will be a measure of performance of the government, etc.  The Senate I think is not an ideal place to deliberate the pros and cons of a project.  It should be done by a proven team of visionaries and technical planners. :-) For an ecozone, I think the things to consider are what are the target industries, are their infastructure to support these industries, logistics including manpower needs, stability in doing business (includes natural calamities), other benefits to entice companies to locate, etc. :-)

    • jeffrey_01

      we voted the donkeys in congress and senate. don’t expect any thinking from them.

      They’re absent most of the time.  Seats in congress and senate are simply milking cows.

  • nennen12345

    talo na naman ang mga mahihirap nito!  why the rich are not satisfied of their richness?  bakit ang mga mahihirap ang palaging biktima? why not make these poor people rich instead with their own wealth?

    • jeffrey_01

      help to stop political dynasties.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

    lahat na mga political dynasty wag ng i boto.ugat sa kurapsyon yan! sila lang ang nakikinabang sa pera ng taong bayan! wag i boto ang mga political dynasty!!!

  • ylem

    and to think this senator was once the President of UP…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Panahon na upang ipilit na gumawa ng batas ayon sa Section 26 (Anit-Political Dynasty) ng Constitution. Masyado na dumadami ang ganid sa PH. Sila pa dapat yung magsilbi sa bayan pero sila ang pinagsisilbihan. Dapat mamatay na ang praktis na political dynasty para mamatay na ang karamihan sa mga sakim na politikos.

  • anton kinuton

    This Apeco project was intended by Sen Edgardo Angara as his own kingdom expecting that he will win as governor of Aurora in this coming election. Unfortunately, this will not happen and Angara will never win as all local surveys point to Vice Governor Gerardo Noveras as the leading governatorial bet. Angara was expecting his son Sonny to win a seat in the senate and carry on his pet project but the Filipinos’ growing rejection of political dynasties, his son’s chance is also negative. This Apeco will become one of the biggest white elephants in the country.

  • RHumabon

    1. Not a single business has plans to set up shop at APECO. 2. APECO, which faces the Pacific Ocean is storm prone several times each year. 3. There is no electric grid near APECO. 4. Residents in the area allege landgrabbing, etc. 4. Angara family members serve at the APECO Board and/or the Board is Angara appointed.

    It’s time to stop the bleeding of taxpayer monies, scarce resources which could be put to good use inother priority project/s.

    P2.0 Billion already spent in APECO; P6.0 Billion in the C5 Road Project and P7.0 Billion Pag-ibig Housing Fraud (Delpin Lee, et al) – are but parts of the negative legacy of the fraud-ridden administration of 2001-2010.

    • jeffrey_01

      you got brain than Angara.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LF2VKUMI2DAFNRGQNIORBKVESU joel

    Provide good electric powerlines, reduce stiffness of roads-especially @ Pantabangan-Canili area, good drainage system @ APECO area & stop political dynasty at Aurora.  Sen. Osmena need also be vigilant and aware of who is the owner of Hotels along the beaches of Baler, Aurora, during my times when i am an athlete, we are free to take picnic and swimming anywhere of the shoreline. But now many places that you are prohibited to stay.  Please Sen. Osmena, help the people of Aurora, Angara clan try to preserves their political power for their personal gain and motives.

    • zeroko

      Di mo ba alam? 30 ,meters from the highest tide is an inalienable land. It means that it is a public place. Nobody can claim it. 

  • zeroko

    The damage has been done. No matter whether the project pushes through or not, thousands of illegal cut logs has devastate the habitat of the indigenous tribes in Aurora. Just think of it, the mansion of Congressman Angara worth P120 million pesos came from these illegal activities. The illegal logging has made an irreperable damage to our forest reserve and ancestral land of the Mangyans. This is what we get electing Chinese in our government.

  • zeroko

    Come to think of it, Infanta Quezon was geared as container port and ecozone. Yet, the highway going there, after so many years is not yet completed, how much more for a “grand project” of Angaras. Corrupt!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPDAZIXLRDOGCON42ETFG4AG3A TonTon

    the concept / plan is good… but its not feasible – considering the location, its not good for business, very risky to invest. hmm,… running out of ideas Senator Angara?

    baka naman part ng campaign to get peoples vote eto?

    in addition… quoted
    “Trouble is, there might not be enough senators present when he makes the motion because most of them leave the session hall as the debates go on.”

    so, most of our senators are not doing their job. bakit di muna tapusin ang session? ganyan ba sa gobyerno ngayun? diba binabayaran yung 8 hours nyo sa trabahO? correct me if I’m wrong..:(

    tsk tsk

  • Datukalun

    It will be a lot of waste of peoples tax money if spending billions on it and suddenly abandon .It will be better to continue and find ways to utilized the port for the benefits of Casuguran then to discontinue the project.

  • simondj

    wala akong nababanaag na kasiguraduhan na mga investor mag i invest diyan sa Casiguran, now and in the 20 years to come. sayang lang ang pondo gagamitin diyan,, tutubuan lang ng mga talahib iyan.

  • Adam_d_langgam

    Naglalaban-Laban na ang mga buwitre na Alaga ni Simeon d’retard.

  • f5r

    ang gaya ni osmena ang kailangan ntn sa gobyerno hindi porke kapwa nya senador pinapaboran niya.more power senator osmena!!!

    • $20733759

      Sergio Osmena for President in 2016. An Osmena-Roxas tandem is unbeatable.Lets endorse this for a better Philippines after PNoy’s term and as a continuation of what he (PNoy) has started.

  • $20733759

    Paging Ombudsman Carpio-M orales, there appears to be some form of corruption that must  be investigated by your office, based on the reports in this column.

  • kuraratsa

    puro kayo budget, mali mali naman ang pag ba budget.

  • jeffrey_01

    Say goodbye to your money, people.

  • KpTUL

    Senator Angara mahiya ka naman . Kaya pala youre behaving like tuta recently. Last time you were like the pet of GMA and now you acted as pimp to PNoy. Thats downright bastos ‘coz you are pimping yourself. Plunderer !

  • Ricardo Villapana

    I was born in Dilasag, Aurora. I finished my elementary and highschool in Aurora, I know the place very well. When you visit Aurora make sure you visit during summer when it’s super hot, because you’re not going to make it there in our town. Reaons: no bridges no concrete road connecting Casiguran and Dilasag. And yes it’s true the land of people are being grabbed. Horrible!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Jaring/100001072073145 Simon Jaring

      thanks po,,, how about how high is the wave of the sea?

  • pinoypower

    Senator Angara knows how to sway where the wind blows. He was in favor with all presidents from Marcos to Pnoy. Credits to his political astuteness. That would be put to test in his showdown with Osmena. This is by far the biggest challenge to his political career.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Remegio-Dy/100001171378882 Remegio Dy

    Mabuti naman me nakapansin kina Angara modus operandi since martial law because if you just look at their faces parang di gagawa ng katarantaduhan dahil maamo ang mukha at malumanay magsalita.  Pero take note iisa pa lang yan na napapansin ng bayan actually lahat ng mga yan ay just after the Pork barrel except for one or two the most.  Take away the pork and nobody will aspire for any public office.  This coming election almost all candidates are saying the same thing  they want to serve the people and all loopholes from the present admin including K+12 ginagawang isssue mapansin lang.  Pero after the election all of them will support whatever priority bills the palace will endorse so that their pork barrel will be released.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Jaring/100001072073145 Simon Jaring

      tama po sinabi ninyo,,, maamo ang mukha, mahusay magsalita at may pakitang giliw akala natin okay na,,, si Binay may pa rally rally pa noon na ayaw niya sa dynasty pero ngayon anong nangyari? so, wala po sa antas ng karunungan iyan,,, unless a man is born again ang sabi ng biblia,,,

  • gisingpinoy12

    ANGARAPALAN na ito!  Keep it up Sen. Osmena…latiko kailangan ng mga yan!

  • iping2sison

    All the said money for the free port benefited the Angara’s. The Angara’s has a wide well developed and manicured farmland. Did he paid correct taxes while accumulating his wealth?

  • zombie77

    Ibigay nyo na lang sa ibang region na hindi dinadaanan palagi ng bagyo ang perang iyan.
    Bagyuhin ang Aurora………di ba??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Jaring/100001072073145 Simon Jaring

    tax payers money ang gagastusin diyan, oy,,,, pabigat na naman eto sa mga tax payer, gets mo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Osmena knows Angara very well.  Osmena knows how corrupt the Angaras are in Aurora that includes the illegal logging.  If there’s going to be a vote to block it, I’m sure Sen. Loren Legarda will side with Angara.  Don’t ask me why.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVLYKVJAHTAJNSYD2POTAV7JFI Ed

    Magkumpare kasi sila Ni Enrile, ganyan ang ginawa nila sa Santa Ana, yun CEZA ng Cagayan valley, ginawang hub ng online casino, di naman dumadaan ang pera sa Pilipinas, sa Macau naman, bagsakan ng smugling ng mga sasakyan, wala naman talagang locator dito na legal o maganda, ang mayroon sugalan at smuggling, legal na smugling, dito nga talo mga Enrile kasi ganoon din ang ginawa nila sa mga lupain, force eviction ika nga, kunin mo itong bayad o harassment ginagawa nila..Mga taga Aurora, wag nyong payagan ang mga Angara, kasamaan ni Enrile yan…Birds of the same feather Flock together, mga ATTY. na sinungaling at magaling mag pauto sa taong bayan….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WTIRTIXLBR5X47RMVKB3T43SWA charles

    Senator Angara and your son, sister..you all SUCK!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WTIRTIXLBR5X47RMVKB3T43SWA charles

    no one wants to invest in a typhoon-ravaged industrial zone….might as well  use the money to build industrial zones in Maguindanao and Lanao… 

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