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Ako ay lumaki at namulat sa San Pedro. Kasama ang aking mga magulang kapatid, eto ang bayan na nagmulat sa akin sa katotohanan ng buhay.



My October 19 Journal

It took me a long time to connect with you on FB. WOW, I really would love to but I was oh toooooo…busy.  But okay, I told myself I have to find time for it, maybe an hour or less every day will do.

I really do love to communicate but my work oftentimes prevents me from doing so.  I sometimes wish that we could be like good actors or actresses that when the Director shouts “Action!,” Take 1 or Take 2 lang tayo. Tapos ang shooting ng pelikula! Napakadami nating magagawa kapagka ganon. Ang isang trabahong simple o routine ay pwede nating i-expand o i-innovate.

Example: Environment. Mandated mag-segregate ng basura ang bawat bahay o business establishment. Sa gobyerno, hindi. Dapat sa atin ito nagsisimula – sa opisina, sa bahay ng mga opisyales ng pamahalaan, sa bahay ng mga staff. Kasabihan, ‘practice what you preach’. But yes, we hope to get there.


Sa City Hall, we have boxes for used paper. Hindi ito nilulukot at di’ tinanatapon kasama ng ibang wet waste. Ang mga boxes ay tinitiklop at kung hind pwedeng i-re-use ay ibinibenta to be re-cycled. Not yet perfect but we will get there!

Many are now using used paper for drafts. I was glad when I saw a memo of Kons. Diwa Tayao.  It’s on re-used paper!  My office, for one, does not use good paper for inter-office memos.  I have my own box for used paper, and write on the unused portion.  But not to worry, there is nothing confidential there. Nothing at all.

Aside from this, I wish we can say that all of us at City Hall are doing the three R’s – Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.  We can also do it in our own houses, in all barangays, all subdivisions.


I plan to form a Team to undertake Repair, Maintenance and Housekeeping under OM. Walang gagawin  ang team na ito but to see to it that everything is in good running order – chairs, tables, equipment, lahat ng pwedeng kumpunuhin o ayusin bago pa man lumaki ang sira, gamit man o hindi.

During Mayor Calex’ time, nagkaron tayo ng Motorpool, Engineering at GSO depot.  Aside from new hardware, may isang lugar tayo para sa recovered used materials mula sa mga ginibang lumang building, kasama ng mga sobrang materyales sa mga bagong pagawain.


Everything should have its place.  Ang office ay office – not a storage or stockroom. There should be a place for old files, which explains why we have some eight (8) 20-footer vans sa may bandang likod ng ating munisipyo – to keep our old files.

Part also of my Major Projects and Programs is the de-silting and dredging of the San Pedro and the San Pedro-Tunasan  rivers by at least 1 to 2 meters deep, pati lahat ng mga creeks at esteros.  It is a solution to flooding. Nagkaron na nga ng mga parang island sa gitna ng daluyan dahil mababaw na ang ilog.

Gusto ko ring magkaron ng sidewalk ang lahat ng ating mga major streets para ang sidewalk ay para sa tao, at ang kalsada ay para sa mga sasakyan.


I am calling all true-blooded and inspired San Pedronians!

Help me, Help our City!

Join me as we all work towards a City we can call our own and truly love.

The works are aplenty but the laborers are few.

Madami tayong magagawang maganda para sa ating syudad.


Filing of Certificate of Candidacy with my team

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The walk from San Pedro Apostol Church to the COMELEC office was poignant and reflective at the same time. I may walk slowly, but I NEVER walk backwards.

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My October 9 Journal

Always at night and in the morning, I thank God and pray that this day may be fruitful and beneficial, not only to me and my family but to others as well. I pray that God heals the sick and comforts the needy.

City Hall with Logo

I always pray that I will be able to understand, and be understood.  I always pray na ang mga kasama ko sa paglilingkod sa City Hall ay maintindihan ako at ako naman ay lalo ko silang maintindihan. I always pray for all of them.

Na kami ay magkaisa sa pagsisilbi lalo na’t higit sa mga nangangailangan; sa pag papaunlad, pagsasaayos ng bayan. Na kami ay maintindihan din ng taong bayan kung bakit dapat naming gawin ang mga ito.

I am just an innovative person. I am always resourceful and I always try to turn negative things into positive ones.  I am always an out of the box person, and I sometimes get misunderstood for this. There are plenty of BETTER ways to do tasks!


Ito ang vitamins ko. ito ang nagpapalakas sa akin. Ito ang inspirasyon ko – ang makatulong sa mga taong dumadanas nang kawalan; na sa munti man lang na ating makakayanan ay makapawi ng kanilang pinagdadaanang kagipitan.


Had a hectic day since Monday: no place an spare time to sad, bitter or angry.  WALA!

There’s always that feeling of contentment – that I am able to do what is tasked of me: that I am able to fulfill my purpose.  There’s no room for negativity, I will always feel POSITIVE.

Monday – Flag-raising with Day Care Children in different costumes, with members of the Senior Federation and Senior City Officials – Inducted them, spent time  sharing stories with them.  WOW, I was so glad to hear their WORKS and WORDS of wisdom . They still want to make our city a better… better.. place.  Saw them again receiving anti-pneumonia injections. More anti-pneumonia injections for our Senior Citizens coming soon!

Along with these, I would also have to attend meetings requested by 20 TODA’s.

Me and my Team take our oaths as members of the Nacionalista Party – Coalition with Liberal Party

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Liberal Party standard bearer DILG Sec. Mar Roxas raises my hand at the Calamba Town Plaza last October 8, 2015 after the oathtaking of 12 Laguna mayors, including me, as one of the new members of Nacionalista Party – Coalition with Liberal Party.

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