Bohol mourns as Rep. Aumentado dies


Then Bohol Gov.Erico Aumentado tries his hands and feet, at raffia loomweaving during the Guiness bid launching in 2009 with prodding from (left to right) Vice Gov. Julius Caesar Herrera, Inabangay Mayor Jose Jono Jumamoy and Provincial Administrator Tomas Abapo Jr. FOTO/RAYMUND BUSLON/FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—All flags in Bohol were flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of former governor and second district Rep. Erico Aumentado, who died on Christmas evening after a battle with pneumonia.

Bohol provincial administrator Alfonso Damalerio Jr. said they were trying to arrange the dispatch of the lawmaker’s remains to the Provincial Capitol in Tagbilaran City for the necrological services.

A former governor, Aumentado, 72, died at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Global City at 8:37 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the House of Representatives media relations office.

The House will hold a necrological service for Aumentado at 10 a.m. Thursday to pay tribute to the lawmaker, a member of the House minority who chaired the committee on ethics and privileges.

A wake is also being held for Aumentado at the La Funeraria Paz in Quezon City before he will be flown back to Bohol where he will be buried.

Aumentado, who also headed the special panel tasked to draft the House rules on the release of its members’ statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), was hailed by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte as an “exemplary public servant” and credited him for turning Bohol into “one of the most progressive, peaceful and richest provinces today.”

Belmonte said Aumentado remained faithful to his oath and always hewed to the highest standards of public office.

“He was truly an outstanding solon—learned, dedicated and principled,” he said in a statement.

“Eric’s integrity and honor have never been in doubt. He died a poor man because he never made politics the source of his livelihood,” Belmonte added, describing Aumentado as a dear friend and a colleague he held in high esteem.

Another colleague, Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, said Aumentado’s death was a “great loss not only to Bohol but to our country.”

Evardone described Aumentado as “very passionate about democracy, rule of law and protection of the interests of the less fortunate sector.”

“He was a dedicated and very sincere public servant,” Evardone said.

Ubay town Mayor Eutiquio Bernales, a second-degree cousin of Aumentado, said they were shocked and saddened when they learned of the death of the congressman, who was a resident of barangay (village) Fatima in the town.

Bernales said Aumentado was a good leader who had implemented major projects in Bohol and in the second district.

Among of the major projects initiated by the lawmaker was the Bohol circumferential road, which boosted the tourism in the province, he added.

He also served as the chairman of the Regional Development Council and Regional Tourism Council of Central Visayas.

He was also a provincial board member and governor of Bohol and chairman of the influential 52-member bloc of Visayas congressmen.

Despite their opposing political affiliations, Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto extended his condolences to Aumentado’s family.

Aumentado rejoined the House in 2010, after completing three terms as Bohol governor—from 2001 to 2010. He was also the province’s House representative from 1992 to 2001.

He was expected to run for another term as congressman in the 2013 elections, under the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

Aumentado used to head the League of Provinces of the Philippines and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines. He was also a lawyer and former newspaper columnist.

In the House, he was a coauthor of the sin tax bill, which would impose higher taxes on cigarettes and alcohol products. The measure has since been signed into law by the President.

He was also one of the main authors of the bill to strengthen the National Electrification Administration to help boost its program to bring power to rural areas.

He also pushed a measure to declare the Chocolate Hills, a famous Bohol tourist spot, as national patrimony, national heritage park and geological monuments, and to penalize their pillage, destruction and defacement.

Another bill he championed was one seeking to strengthen the agricultural education and training in the Philippines by institutionalizing the Philippine Manpower Development Plan for Agriculture Entrepreneurship.

All in all, he sponsored or authored 96 measures and coauthored another 274.

Aumentado is survived by his wife, Peregrina Adlaon Cabagnot-Aumentado, three sons, five daughters, 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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  • marionics

    anti o pro rh ba ito?

    • ed_nique

      bai … 3 sons, 5 daughters … what do you think?

      • marionics

        that is telling. but a guy posted above that he did not show up for the vote. well, water under the bridge. i was just curious.

        but on the other hand, having 8 kids could have taught him a lesson and made him see the light na mahirap pala ang madaming pinapalamon he he

      • Guest

         There are poor people with 12 children but if they had access to RH medicine they would have liked to limit the number of their children.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        A lot of money is needed for a modest decent life with so many children’s

  • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

    What? Poor man? principled? – Pro RH Belmonte’s out of his mind!!! Let us pray for the dead but let’s not lie for him and destroy our very souls as well.

    • loythegreat

      I’m a Boholano. Aumentado was a poor boy before he became a congressman and governor. He was a working student in college at the university where I also studied. Even when he became a politician, he continued living a simple life. You can go to his house and you can see that it’s still simple. So stop commenting about something you know nothing about, okay?

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Where is the money, buried in the garden or in the US ?

        A simple life is the best choice, but not enough to built honesty, no doubt, 200 millions went in a ghost project, he sign the check’s !

    • I Love This game


  • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

    He chose to be absent during the voting! He can’t face the m

    • I Love This game

      And what’s your point if he’s absent?

    • Francis Monreal, Jr.

      He was absent because he was confined with pneumonia.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        A strong flue or tooth each and the brain is out of order for thinking !

    • loythegreat

      C’mon man. The guy was sick and you still want him to vote? How harsh are you! LOL

  • Sarong9146

    All my praises go to this man with principle, strong leadership and dedication. He turned Bohol into number one tourist destination in the country by creating the necessary infrastructures to make it happened. He is the man of politics in action, not on promises and rhetorics. We need people like Hon Aumentado to run our country. 

  • bugoybanggers

    Hayaan na lang ninyo, bakit pa ba kailanagan mag LUKSA? Marami namang kapalit, nandiyan si MISIS, si anak, si apo, si Bayaw, si HIPAG.. walang katapusang kapalit, napakaraming alternatibong miembro ng pamilya (MABUHAY ang POLITIKAL DYNASTY).

    • Jhie Cuyacot Mendez

      Aumentado family is not an example of political dynasty…..he is passionate enough to run by his own name. Wala ni isang membro ng pamilya ang sumabak sa pulitika kasi they have their own passion..So wag kang ag salita ng ganyan kasi hindi mo alam background nya!

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Who is Jiselle Rae Villamore ?

        Aumentado is her family Patriarch !

        Who are you trying to fool ?

      • loythegreat

        She’s the sister of my friend. And she’s not a politician.

      • andok

         there you are again Alexander Aamproz. stop displaying your pure ignorance. pity you!

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Stop yourselves white wash, it has to be the court Job, not the Arroyo’s court. A lie permanently repeated is not enough to make a wrong right !

        Why accountancy is disturbing You, how much are You concerned, displaying lies… ?

      • Battlefrog

        She is a law student…I’m sure she is a lot smarter than you. Her mother works as a care giver in the US and her father is a former sea farer.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        This don’t make Aumentado honest,
        Remember Consunji father, a poor among the poorest becoming one of Marcos richest cronies.
        A smart poor official doing Billions of $ with a small salary is a characteristic of the Pilipino’s criminal Gang’s System, maybe one million dying yearly thank’s this horrendous unfairness.
        Aumentado wasn’t the worst, but dancing with them !

    • loythegreat

      Stop talking nonsense. Aumentado didn’t have any family members in politics. Not even his wife or any of his children.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        And what about the Ubay irrigation ghost project ?
        Who bought the Panglao airport lands at 200.-pesos/m2 before to established the Project ?
        The location at the Panglao tip is really badly located for Boholano, 90% of the planes passengers, a nuisance for the tourists as it is on the meddle of the resorts locations. Most of the tourist coming with fast boat from Cebu.
        Have to say he was a quiet charming man, cross him many times and had lunch long time ago, an other world of Thomas Osmena.
        I had the luck to stay in Bohol in the eighties, so much damages have been done. At that time no Shabu, very safe, very cheap, lobsters 3 pesos a kilo before Japanese’s discover it, today no more. Tagbilaran was very safe, no more. Food was far better. Today there is much more poor peoples.
        35 years ago it was an untouched Paradise, today its a trash, called progress !

      • loythegreat

        We all know that economic growth has negative trade-offs such as environmental destruction and rising crime. I cannot answer for your allegations about corruption since I don’t have any proof. 

        However, it cannot be denied that Bohol has improved so much from 10-20 years ago. We were one of 10 poorest provinces about 10 years ago, but not anymore. The NPA is no longer a problem here. Bohol is now known as one of the best tourist destinations in the country. 

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Peoples where poor but WITH FOOD

        The last twenty years the Bohol progress was done for the richest, detrimental to the 99% poorest becoming poorer on an abject way, getting peanuts as short change !

  • Roland T. Sacristan

    @Jeremiah_CheGuevara:disqus  @bugoybanggers:disqus  He is one of Bohol’s finest leader and that is a conclusion. He is a great man. Very great. You have foul-ideas and these speak to your foul identities..If you have no good things to say..then better zip your mouth.. This man is loved by many..He existed not just an ordinary person but principled, learned and dedicated as what Belmonte said, and he is correct saying that..

  • Roland T. Sacristan

    The late legislator’s granddaughter Jiselle Rae Villamor told reporters
    at the House of Representatives that their “lolo Rico” would dictate to
    her amendments to the RH Bill and constantly requested that he be
    allowed to attend session while confined at St. Luke’s Medical Center in
    Global City. She recalled several times when Aumentado woke up and
    asked “pwedeng (pumunta sa) session? (can I attend the session?)” 

  • AlexanderAmproz

    He is no more no less than any others Pilipino Politicians.
    Bohol is only the second most deforested Province of the Country after Cebu
    Bohol Dynamite fishing was an industry till no more fish left.
    Abatang River is the country most Cadmium and Lead polluted River,
    a Minamata disaster on the way, thank’s he is compromising for election money
    Panglao Airport is wrongly located thank’s a scam.
    Ghost irrigation projects

    Hope his death will help the Boholano for a better future

    • loythegreat

      So you blame a politician for the side-effects of industrialization? LOL come on. He did so many good things for Bohol. I’m not a big fan of the guy, but people here tend to highlight the bad things instead of the good ones.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        I am only bewared by the horrendous side effect of the elites corruptions, obviously Aumentado was a heartless among them, no doubt.

        A kidding white wash ! Where is the money ? It’s starving Peoples money !

    • andok

       get lost with your erroneous figures. mocking the dead can be tolerated. but mocking Bohol is out of context. you’re ignorant based on the definition of what ignorance is which means “absence of knowledge”. your knowledge regarding Bohol can’t be found in reality nor in reliable recorded data.

      • RHumabon


        Alexander Aamproz brought five negative legacies of the late former Governor/Rep Erico Aumentado : Denuded Forests, Dynamite Fishing, Cadmium & Lead-Polluted Abatang River, Wrong Location of the P7B Panglao Int’l Airport and (2) P200M Ghost Irrigation Projects. . .The Best way for you defend Aumentado is to answer the 5 items mentioned by Aamproz. Moreover, itemize the major accomplishments of our ‘sano. . .May God Rest His Soul.

      • andok

         wala namang denuded forest, our ngo group can’t even plant more trees kasi wala nang space na binibigay ang denr kasi planted na lahat ng timberland. dynamite fishing mga taga leyte at cebu yan dun sa bandang danajon reef which is composed of Bohol,Cebu and Leyte Sea water. ang problema jan kay Alexander is ignorant siya. ang abatan river is not polluted, i’ve been there. it is now a tourist attraction. regarding irrigation projects na ghost ay panahon pa ni President Carlos P. Garcia. ang Panglao Airport is not in a wrong location. otherwise the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) DOt and etc are out of their minds in putting the airport in Panglao. that alexander should know well what he is talking about. His mouth runs ahead of his brain.

      • RHumabon

        Nabasa natin sa Bohol Chronicle na: 1). Nagkaroon ng landslide sa Jagna at may mga napinsala at nasirang mga bahay, about 3-5 years ago. Malamang ito’y sanhi ng denuded forest na gaya ng landslides sa Cagayan, Iligan at Compostela Valley sa Davao. 2). Na ang dynamite fishing is still rampant. 3). Ini-exposed din ng Chronicle ang findings ng mga dayuhan na highly polluted with chemicals ang Abatan River. 4). Ayun din ng Chronicle na may pending na kaso sa Ombudsman, Region VII sa nawawalang P200M na kunwari nagastos na sa Irrigation Project. Ang ginawa ni xPGMA na mag allocate uli ng P200M sa same project. Walang kinalaman si Pres. Carlos P. Garcia sa alleged Irrigation Project Scam na ito. . . . .Sa Panglao Int’l  Airport naman, palagay ko hindi kailangang gumastos ng P7B. Ayun nga ni Alexander (at ako’y sang-ayon)  ang mga torista ay mag fast boat galing sa Cebu. . .Sapat na rin yung 7 flights a day / 7 days a week  galing Manila. . .Ang JICA ay nag-aaprove ng projects kung ang mga dokumento nito ay hinanda ng Phl Govt at sinunod ang mga criteria ng JICA.

        I think Alexander knows what his talking about – having lived for many years in Bohol and have kept himself abreast with the goings on in Bohol Politics. 

      • andok

          hindi denuded ang forest ng Jagna, if you read the findings of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau then you’ll know what’s the reason behind Mayana earth movement. Mayana was supposed to be the site of our tree planting, yet no more timberland for such purpose.  Dynamite fishing is not rampant, isolated cases only. with what kinds of chemical are you referring? because anything could be a chemical. ang airport sa panglao is modernize and handles international flights, ang point ni Alexander wrong location, not too much budget. that’s why bohol needs direct flights so that tourists will not anymore be a one-day stay from cebu to bohol. with direct flights from abroad to bohol, tourists will stay more than just a day and spend their dollars in Bohol not in Cebu.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Why are you putting Your head inside an empty rice bag, is it altering your view point, while filling up your pockets ?

        Who are you trying to foolish ?

      • AlexanderAmproz

        A cheap white wash, remember the World Bank scandal in Manila and so many others with official foreign donations or financing, just have a look at the SRP across Cebu Strait in front Inabanga isn’t it a Japanese funding project ?
        Everybody knows the Osmena honesty, but still easy for them to amass tons of money with a small salary, by luck the poorest don’t learn to count at school, fake text books are very useful for the 1% reaping the Country fruits…

      • SolitaJ

        1) Denuded forest – Forests have been denuded from way, way back, since the time of the Spaniards. Whatever reason for Cebu’s case is the same for Bohol. I’ve gathered from my MS research that one of the major causes for deforestation in Cebu and Bool back then was church construction. So much of the timbers have been harvested to construct churches, convents and other edifices for the growing settlements. If you’ve been to Bohol, each town has its own big church and even minor churches.
        2) Dynamite fishing – This has already been addressed by the respective LGU bantay dagat groups. But I don’t rule out some isolated cases. Comparatively, Bohol is fares better on CLE.
        3) Cd and Pb-polluted ABATAN river (not ABATANG!) – This is no longer true to date. But for sure, send a technician from DENR to collect water and soil samples for analysis!
        4) Wrong location of the Panglao Airport – Feasibility studies have been conducted to determine the location of Bohol’s new airport. It turned out Panglao is the most practical (considering its proximity to Tagbilaran and its strategic location within the tourism loop). Ubay was once cited as one alternative location, since it has the breadth of land. The problem is it’s 2 hrs away from Tagbilaran, and tourists won’t like to travel that long. It’s no secret that there are groups who are opposed to this proposal and there are mitigating measures built into the airport development plan to address the environmental issues raised by interest groups.
        5) 200M ghost irrigation project – Can’t say that the irrigation project is a ghost one. It’s there, operational. But as to it’s efficiency based on projected output, I leave that to the NIA personnel for they have the competence to answer it.
        As to Rep Aumentado’s accomplishments, refer to the Bohol 2nd Congressional District Office or to the Provincial Capitol Annual Reports as he had served as Governor for 3 terms. But, if I were you, don’t have to belabor on these things. I assure you, he has achieved enough or even much more than what could be expected of him. A self-made man with a humble beginning, he has risen through the ranks! I’m afraid you’ll just be disappointed to nullify your thesis. If not, you will end up being jealous of the man! So if Aamproz is your friend, please relay these to him.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        You are kidding to protect the 1% who pocket the money,
        spiting on the 99% left on the side walks and the Nature highly damage for ever by rapists and ignorants. Don’t forget Nature is life support for the 99%, no joke !

      • AlexanderAmproz

        He just left, its time for check and balance, your aggressive position show many to hide, just start with the 200 millions ghost irrigation project case, many complains came out on this subject, all the informations already collected, just reopen a politically drown case, it not enough to make a wrong, right !
        200 millions is a lot for the ones who where rob…

    • SolitaJ

      Aamproz, the bitter man, andyan ka na naman sa iyong Abatang river! Here’s my reply to your comment to a related news story on Rep. Aumentado’s death:

      Amproz, you obviously had inaccurate, exaggerated and grossly erroneous data, probably from way, way back. Please
      update it Senor by revisiting Bohol. Even, your Abatang (my goodness
      it’s Abatan) is no longer polluted, it’s now being transformed into a
      tourist destination, alternative to Loboc river. There are no more
      quarry in the chocolate hills area, as these are now protected. Please
      check all your misspellings and grammar. It just adds up to your
      inaccuracy. And btw, if you dislike or are jealous of the man, can’t
      help it if there are others who find him good and worthy of respect. But
      please do check your facts. Maybe you’ve not been traveling lately.
      Move your butt, come to the heart of the islands, that is Bohol. Visit
      the Bilar human-made forest and count the trees if you can, haha! Have a
      night-time river cruise at Loboc and be entertained by the
      world-renowned Loboc Ambassador brass band and perhaps you’ll melt your bitterness like the Bohol bee farm ice cream malunggay flavor. And if you happen to be a Boholano, poor you, been a stranger to your native land!

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Thank’s for your answer and to give me the opportunity to make some points clearer.
        A) –  The apologist necrology of Erico Aumentado in the article was provocative, I should have answer smoothly, but what I know make my blood boiling.

        B) –  Please notice, the message is important, not the messenger, my English and syntax are bad, but you can understand. I have no reason at all to be jealous of any body, only to be saddened by what I have seen and by what I know !

        C) –  I spend some times on this bloog, as I feel concern by the wonderful Boholano’s, the exclusive Nature and an outstanding collection of unique untouched Historical Churches side by side, a vanished World treasure for ever ! In the eighties, it was still among the best and nicest spot of Asia, on the road of destruction, but still reversible. A bit better managed, it could have been a real Paradise, if only some will have care with the necessary precautions taken. A careful and durable development should have been done. It went on the other way around by usual greed, abuses, ignorances, carelessness, for a blind instant profit for 1% of the population at the expenses of the other 99% and the environment absolute destruction, even Bohol white sand became a brand name in Manila for landscaping private gardens, no more sand left on the beaches, a major threat for the shore line life and bio diversity.

        My comments are driven by love of the 99% of the Population and the Island !

        D) – Abatan River, did you know what is Cadmium and Lead, and how to remove it ? Then tell me how it was removed from the River and Maribojoc Bay, to stop to pollute is by far not enough ! World wide depolluting expert will be interested by your secret in case you have one. Lead is a serious Visaya’s problem, as 20% of the children’s have twice too much of it in the blood, it’s mean all of them have, some more, some less, it has a serious impact on the child brain development, no joke ! 
        I am ready to bet, every single life of the River and the Bay is highly toxic, ask your Doctor or look Minamata tragedy on Wikipedia !
        Boat drive with a engine will do the same than on Loboc River, destroy the banks who are major for the Rivers life. Halogens lamppost planted inside the Loboc River is an absolute non sense, for energy consumption and nature night life balance, so cheap and ugly on esthetic point of view and Cebu too famous lamppost saga concept…

        E) – Bilar manmade forest is a caricature of what should never be done.
        First of all a forest value is five time the loggs value in term of income production for the locals on 20 years time. Re forestation, has absolutely to be done with endemic species to allow biodiversity survival. If this re forestation wouldn’t be done, today it will have recover, almost same than before. Unlikely, it was re-forested with an imported Mahogany, absolutely sterile for the local bio-top, no life at all in this forest ! But more than that, they where planted too near from each-others resulting in, no mousses and forest undercover used to catch the rains like a sponge to replenish the watershed and hold the fertile soil, the best protection from flood, frequent since then in Loboc !

        F) – In the eighties, I had many night cruises on Abatan and Loboc River, observing the rare biggest bats schools flight, amazing ! Today, no more.
        The Rivers are nature” high way”, they are breeding places for some seas species on the way to disappear for ever ! 
        Rivers belongs to a complex life “system” to damage it, is to cut a leg, 
        same with the mangroves, it’s the seas life and survival !
        Have you been to Sierra-Builliones ? 
        Major Tecson(Colonel) territory, Marcos dirtiest hand, he pass away hemiplegic on his stollen Negros Hacienda.
        From Sierra-Bulliones proceed to Jagna by a pass facing Camiguin volcano island province, such a nice place. Going down to Jagna, on the left side, where among the last remaining rain forests, as it was very steep with a difficult access. After have been ravaged, they showed enormous cracks with an avalanches aspect, waiting for the next Typhoon to swallow farms and villages…

        G) – Thank you for speaking about Bohol Bee Farm, you give me a good time to write about it. 
        Wicky Walace is not only charming or very active, She is doing everything with love, adopted many children’s, went successfully organic, built a convivial resort, stay humble with an elegant attitude, the Bohol best example I know to follow. She is an “Elite” style I love. It worth the Bohol trip !

        Peace to Erico Aumentado ashes, but it’s also time for check and balance.

        99% suffering and robbed for the 1% profit doesn’t work and is highly destructive for ever ! 

        I can write a book about Bohol irregularities and consequences, nobody can fool me on that subject. Reclaim area: Bohol Tropics, Tan Trade, Ling Ling Antiques. Toralba Ghost market. The charming Tagbilaran wet market in front BQ disappearance, drowning the farmers in poverty to enriched some already the richest, Gas Station serviceman’s salary, 50.-pesos /day less 25.-pesos for a sleeping dog box for inland workers, still interested by the checks amounting 200 millions signed by Aumentado to the disappeared engineer before any works done, how every single Santos from every Churches where stollen, Episcopat sex abuses, and so many other flagrant injustice.

        Instead to challenge me, challenge the administration, they have to be transparent with peoples money and stop with those disgusting tarpaulin’s bearing the money bogus magician’s names. The poorest paying it with their blood and lives, in the sea no more fishes, corals left wrap with plastics, Bohol child death rate has increased !

        Sorry again for my Pidgin English

      • SolitaJ

        U speak as if U knew so much of Bohol but in fact are just mouthing what you’ve read from the papers several years back. Abatan river, which reportedly had elevated cadmium levels (known to have been the wastes of SIP located in Cortes town, just above Abatan) has undergone cleanup since 2007. There have been efforts to reduce the heavy metals contaminants in the area. Bohol has since been very protective of its environment. But I don’t even have to go to great length making a rejoinder to your better than thou posturing. I’m sure in the place where you live it’s much more polluted and ecologically risky! You claim to be an environment champion, haha! And even saying that Bohol sand has been depleted! Oh boy. But the original argument point here is your refusal to accept our respect and honor to the late Rep Aumentado, whose memory you besmirched in your comments. You are a bitter man, that’s plain and simple! I would no longer waste my time with you!

      • AlexanderAmproz

        The place where I am living could be the World cleanest, not even one single  river or watershed polluted, every water sources is drinkable, Philippines is a chokingly abusive country, producing the death of the poorest on purpose to favor the richest. Shameful to say it’s a christian country, only able to argue with arguments as thin as condoms.
        The whole World don’t care condoms except the most backwards.

      • AlexanderAmproz

        Today Bohol sand has the reputation to be Leyte sand, in Bohol Beach Club, by example .

  • Jason Cruz

    Wow meron palang nakapagaling na KONGRESMAN >? Nag iiyakan ba ang taga Bohol dahil sa pagkamatay ? Talaga.   Kaya pala hangang ngayon napakahirap ng nga tao dyan at sira na yung likas na yaman.

    • loythegreat

      Dude have you ever been to Bohol? I guess not. Sure, we are still poor but not as poor as before. FYI, before Aumentado became governor (2001-2010), Bohol was one of the ten poorest provinces in the country. Not anymore. Thanks to him and to GMA who helped transform our province into a tourism powerhouse. People might say bad things about them but it cannot be denied that they helped improve the situation here.

    • I Love This game

      Oh boy….YOU SOUNDS like YOU CoME FROM a RICH FAMILY??? :(

    • Battlefrog

      This loser’s brain must be dried up already by sniffing Rugby, or something. Why don’t you give us all a favor by jumping off a cliff?

  • Roland T. Sacristan

    masyadong masakit magsalita ang mga tao..di naman talaga nila kilala ‘yung tao..tsk2..pilipino talaga!

  • andok

    So the people may know.. Aumentado was an anti-rh bill advocate. He categorically stated that in so many radio interviews in Bohol and lately in an anti-rh bill rally in talibon bohol organized by the diocese of talibon. It was just unfortunate that he was not able to bring his “no” vote during the 2nd and 3rd reading of the rh bill because he was confined since December 10 at St.Luke Hospital until his death. Prior to his St.Luke confinement, he was rushed in Ramiro Hospital tagbilaran city on the evening of December 9. He did not allowed himself to be confined in Ramiro but he flew to Manila the next day. At st.luke it was found out that “merong tubig sa kanyang baga”, the heart was also affected due to the lack of oxygen flow. then pneumonia. those were treated by the doctors while he was still confined during the height of RH bill debate and voting. On December 25, his liver suddenly malfunctioned which caused his instantaneous death. he was also a diabetic. Had given the chance to be at congress during the rh bill voting, for sure this late solon would vote “no”. If he would vote yes. May his soul rest in peace. If you don’t care with what you’re commenting because the person is dead already, please do care for the feelings of the bereaved family.

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  • Platypus09

    As the former governor of Bohol, his priority was the development of his hometown Ubay and the rest of District 2 towns.

    Bohol’s Third District is the most neglected area in Bohol province during his time.

    He is being liked by some Boholanos only, but not all.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      1% of the richest with you is enough to “own” the others honestly.
      What a shameful slavery abusively system tag as a Christian Democracy run by a twisted Clergy and an elites bunch of Gangsters !
      I believe the only honest Governors the country ever had are Among Ed. Panlilio, a simple Priest, and Grace Padaca a disable women, a nice couple rescuing the country Honesty !

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