Sunday, January 11, 2009

'09 Openers

FUNNY TRIVIA. Just for laughs, are you familiar with our local personalities? Let’s have a try. Who is/are…

1. Councilor Joel G. Aguilar:

a). brother of Freddie Aguilar (singer/composer)
b). son of Remedios G. Aguilar (the late councilor)
c). cousin of Ms. Efipania Aguilar (my former teacher in English)

2. Joel Santos-Estaris:

a). Star Records’ new singing sensation
b). a budding movie star
c). the current Chief of Police of San Jose, Occ. Mindoro

3. Ka Higom Maragang:

a). spokesperson of NPA’s Lucio de Guzman Command (Mindoro)
b). nom de guerre of Frank Navarro
c). veteran of “Bay of Pig Invasion”

4. Randolf Ignacio and Peter Alfaro:

a). revived Paul Mc. Cartney’s “Band on the Run”
b). co-starred Harrison Ford in “The Fugitive”
c). are political allies charged with Serious Illegal Detention and still at-large.


ANSWERS, NEWS. Seriously, they are in our local news recently:

1.) Answer: B. Councilor Joel “Jiji” G. Aguilar accidentally caused the death of a three-year old girl at Brgy. III, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro last January 4, 2009. The toddler who was playing near Aguilar’s black Pajero when accidentally rolled over by the car when the latter was about to leave his friend’s place. The local legislator immediately submitted himself to police authorities for investigation. No charges were filed against him so far. The case, according to reliable sources, was amicably settled. The child expired at around 8 pm of the same day while being treated in a nearby hospital. The incident (or accident) took place at around 6 in the afternoon.

2.) Answer: C. Police Chief Inspector Joel Santos-Estaris, Chief of San Jose Municipal Police Station reported last January 1, 2009 about a Homicide and Double Frustrated Homicide Case in Brgy. Magbay, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. The victims were identified as Amado Magbanua, Sr., 63; and his son Amado, Jr, 27. According to said PNP report, the suspect is a resident named Ronald Dela Cruz. Based on Estaris’ account, at the height of their (Magbanuas and Dela Cruz) drinking bout there came a heated argument between Dela Cruz and Amado Jr. which prompted the older Magbanua to pacify the two. However, Dela Cruz stabbed Magbanua, Sr. with a bolo hitting his left chest. The younger Magbanua tried to rescue his father but the suspect also wielded his bolo and hit Amado Jr. in the abdomen. Dela Cruz immediately fled with his bolo while the victims were rushed to Zapanta Hospital where Amado, Sr. was declared dead on arrival. This became the first case on the station’s blotter for 2009.

3.) Answer: A. Ka Higom Maragang, a local New Peoples’ Army (NPA) leader issued a Press Release this week entitled, “Kondenahin ang Pampulitikang Persekusyon ng Rehimeng US-Arroyo sa mga Progresibo at Demokratikong Pwersa sa Ilalim ng Oplan Bantay Laya at Papanagutin ang mga Responsable Dito!”. In the media statement, the local Communist group condemned alleged extra judicial killings perpetrated last year by government forces in the whole island of Mindoro. According to the document forwarded to DZVT early this week, necessary actions will be taken by the “revolutionary” forces to punish the perpetrators.

4.) Answer: C. Alfaro and Ignacio are protégées and known party mates of Gov. Josephine R. Sato. Hon. Ulysses D. Delgado of Regional Trial Court (RTC) No. 44 issued a Warrant of Arrest last August 27, 2008 against the Alfaro and Ignacio together with Atty. Judy Lorenzo and Gaspar Bandoy, Sr. Alfaro is the Assistant Provincial Agriculturist while Ignacio is a Provincial Board member. After almost four months of hiding and spending the Holidays “on the road”, will they finally go back to the fold of the law and face their accuser(s) in court early this 2009? The alleged kidnapping happened last 2007 Elections in Mamburao….

(Hindi sanay kaya praktis lang nang konti.)


  1. hala ano na ngayayari sa san jose?

  2. Ewan ko nga po... Salamat sa dalaw...