by senior citizen
(Here is a comment from senior citizen of Bulan. I’m glad that more and more TagaBulans and other Bikolanos are now discovering Bulan Observer, a website for everybody to share ideas and even emotions about things happening that concern our people in Bulan and around the globe. Bulan Observer is a venue for democratic debate and will continue in this function as long as it serves the interest of all the people of Bulan and Bikolanos alike.
The comment below is actually addressed to me personally but is open to the public for he posted it as a comment to a previous article -De Castro’s Self-Deconstruction- which is a reaction to a misguided uttering of the former mayor De Castro to the mandamus petitioners concerning the Bulan Central Terminal Project, an infamous uttering that went around the globe, which in turn led to the creation of Bulan Observer. Indeed, ex-mayor De Castro is the source of inspiration so we give him the credit to this, for Bulan Observer is one of his lasting accomplishments- that of inspiring the people of Bulan to fight for democracy and political transparency and to be more active in shaping a bright future for their town.
So, thanks to senior citizen for voicing out his views and concerns and for reading Bulan Observer. My personal reponse will follow soon. But for now,
to be disrespecting to the late Mayor Adonis Asuncion, my grandfather, is something that shows your not-being-rooted in the noble history of our town. And you are also not being informed and fair to say that his accomplishments as a mayor “otot hamok yuon san nahimo san mga De Castro.” Not being informed for Adonis Asuncion led the town during wartime, a situation you cannot compare with today and not being fair for you describe and degrade the whole of De Castro’s ( people you know so well ) political method as “otot” itself. Do not de-construct yourself even more, senior citizen, otherwise you’ll end up revealing your true identity to the public.
However, thanks for discovering Bulan Observer, for sure an exciting discovery on your part, and just hold on for more things will come for you to read that will keep you busy with each passing day as a senior citizen.
And for others to understand, your comment will soon be translated to English also,- with your permission.
by: senior citizen
June 12, 2008
( With English translation by Atty. Benji Of Bulan Observer )
to jun asuncion
My response to your column “De Castro’s Deconstruction”
My congratulations to you dahil sayo ka palan na supporter ni nonong guyala. Yadto tabi na sinabi ni ex-mayor de castro “kun dire niyo gusto kung pano i-administrar an bulan, humali kamo”, may partikular lang tabi ini na grupo sin mga tawo, sayo na doon si nonong guyala. Dire man intero an taga-bulan. Tagan ta tabi ikaw sin ideya kung baga dire ka man didi nagpipirme sa rugaring mo na bongto, na ini sira nonong guyala kalaban ini numero uno sa politika san mga de castro. Makulogon an mga boot sini kay kada eleksyon pirmi sira pyerde kay halos nubenta porsyento san taga-bulan dire man sa kanira naruruyag. Wara ini na mga tawo inhihimo kundi an pakaraoton an kalaban nira lalo na kung naabot na an eleksyon. Maraoton tabi an komentaryo mo against kay ex-mayor de castro. Dire tabi nira ugali an maging diktador o kaya sadirihon nira an bulan, in papakay-ad ngani nira tabi nira sin mayad an bongto ta kaya ngani sayo kita sa first class municipality sa panahon ta niyan. Basi tabi gusto mo bisitahon an sadire mo na bongto kay binanggit mo pa an pagdonar nira san sayo na hektarya para bugsukan san terminal, na pinangaranan mo pa na “de castro terminal”, kay nano tabi, kaya mo man magdonar? Haputa daw tabi an sadire mo kun nano man an na contribute mo sa ikadidianes san bulan? Umuli ka tabi basi maaraman mo an problema san bulan nyan an progreso niyan na eenjoy san mga taga-bulan. (An naniniwala sa sabi-sabi, ay walang bait sa sarili). Naistoryahan ka lang ni nonong naniwala ka na? Kun in muromalaki mo an nahimo san lolo mo na pagronda san canipaan, otot hamok yuon san nahimo san mga de castro. Namumundo lang ako kay marasa pa niyan ko lang nabasa na 2008 an imo komentaryo. Sadto mo pa kunta naaraman na ini si nonong guyala na buwaan, sabi niya bright siya pero tolo na beses nabagsak sa bar exam.
(Translation: My profound congratulations to you because you are an avid supporter of Mr. Nonong Guyala. Please be informed that when ex-Mayor de Castro uttered the words “If you’re not contented with the policies of the administration, better leave this town.” Truly, he was only practically attributing said utterances against a particular class or group of people in Bulan, one of whom is Nonong Guyala. But not to the entire people of Bulan. Anyway, I will give you an idea here because in so far as I know you are not anymore living here in our town, that people like Nonong Guyala is the number one political opponent of the de Castro. Would you believe, they hated the de Castro so much because they always end up loser in the elections, in so far as I know almost ninety (90%) percent of the people in Bulan were very much disgusted with them. Because what they did during and every election was to solely engage in the character asassination against their political opponents and none other.
Your remark against former mayor de Castro was very unpleasant and maybe blown out of proportion. As a matter of fact, I would like to tell you that it is not in their personality to become a Dictator nor to claim Bulan as their own property, as they are just doing their best shot for our town, and that is one of the reasons why Bulan has become the first class municipality today. Why not try to visit your hometown here, in fact, you mentioned the property being donated by them to be used as Bus Terminal which you named it as the “De Castro Terminal”. By the way, can you donate property also as what the De Castro did? Will you please first ask yourself a question, did you contribute anything for the betterment of the town of Bulan? Come home, and try to visit your hometown here so that you may be apprised of the problem of Bulan, as you will know Bulan now is becoming progressive and its fruits are being reaped by every taga Bulan today. (The saying that “an naniniwala sa sabi-sabi ay walang bait sa sarili” literal translation is – if you tend to believe a lie, you will end up a liar also”). Maybe, you have just been apprised by Nonong guyala on the issue and you did easily believe in him. By the way, if you are grandstanding the accomplishment of your grandfather in guarding all over Canipaan. That accomplishment of your grandfather was nothing compared to the accomplishments of the de Castro today. I was just sadden because it was only this year 2008 that I was able to read your remark or commentary. Maybe, this should have been known long before to you that Nonong Guyala is a great liar. He said that he is intelligent, how come he failed or flanked the Bar Examinations thrice already.