NEWINGTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
MANILA-based construction company Newington Construction is always getting the majority of government construction projects, especially the big ones.
Why? What is its secret?
We have been receiving this kind of complaint from local contractors who are also capable of undertaking multimillion-peso worth of projects. They maintain that they are qualified also.
By the way, many are also complaining that “Cong.” Dal Tamba is always present every time there are biddings at the National Irrigation Administration and Department of Public Works and Highways.
What is the business of this guy?
We were told that he used to do some sinecure jobs for international lawyer of note Rene Villa.
Is this true, John Sapio?
P731-MILLION MINI DAM IN BAROTAC VIEJO
THE town of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo is quite fortunate because of Senate President Franklin Drilon.
A P731-million mini dam project will be implemented as soon as possible as per instruction of the Senate President.
Once finished, this will irrigate thousands of hectares of land in the 5th District of Iloilo, one of the largest rice granaries in the province.
Mayor Beng Tupas, the youngest son of former governor Niel Tupas Sr., said farmers and residents of various towns within the coverage of this mini dam are very happy with this development in the northern part of the province.
But many contractors are complaining that – again – the contractor is Manila-based Newington Construction.
Wala na gid maayo nga contractor dire haw?
Say mo, Felix?
KITING TO RUN AGAIN
POPULAR Pototan, Iloilo councilor Indo Paloay told coffee habitués in Hotel del Rio that former party-list congressman Kiting Cabaluna will run again in 2016.
“If you don’t succeed, try and try again,” Councilor Indo quoted Kiting as saying.
Kiting, as he is fondly called by kith and kin, is right.
US President Abraham Lincoln failed in business at 31 years old. At 32, he was defeated in a legislative race. At 34, he failed again in business.
At 35, his girlfriend died. He then had a nervous breakdown.
At 38, he lost another election. At 43, 46 and 48, he lost in congressional races.
At 55, he lost in the senatorial race.
At 56, he failed in his bid to become vice president of the United States.
But at 60, he was elected president of the United States. He is considered the most famous US president.
We hope Kiting will follow the footsteps of Abe Lincoln.
Say mo, Boboy?
MADAM COSETTE BARREDO-GORRICETA
IN celebration of International Women’s Day, we have selected Madam Cosette Barredo-Gorriceta as one of the few Ilonggo women whose fine qualities are exemplary, praiseworthy and commendable.
Modest and meek, the loving and caring wife of Cong. Arcadio Gorriceta is the moral and spiritual strength of the family.
Very humble and simple, the former top officer of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) is very supportive of the programs and projects of her husband whose primordial mission is to improve the 2nd District of Iloilo and the lives of its people.
Inday Cosette is the mother of young and dynamic Mayor Mike Barredo-Gorriceta of Pavia.
IN line with the recent International Women’s Day celebration, we would like to greet the following outstanding, ideal and model women whose significant contributions to society are tremendously acknowledged by the public:
Engr. Bernadette Rosales, Dr. Sandra Sarabia-Gomez, Elena Javellana, Mrs. Rosalie Sarabia-Treñas, Mrs. Theresa Sebastian-Sarabia, Mrs. Helen Tan, Atty. Yvonne Angeli Lee-Tupas, Dr. Carmen Pama-Santos, Mrs. Imelda Florete, Mrs. Cosette Rivera-Defensor, Provincial Board member Ninfa Garin, Cong. Sharon Garin, Mayor Matet Debuque, Mayor Genevieve Gumban Lim-Reyes, Joanah Combong, Mayor Maria Lourdes Miraflores, Sally Zaldivar-Perez, Vice Gov. Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao, Dr. Sandra Cacho, Mrs. Lots Camiña, Evelyn del Rosario, Atty. Evelyn Jiz, Vivian M. Alona, Miriam del Rosario and Dr. Helen Caro-Pastolero
ALFONSO, JOANAH COMBONG 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
FRIDAY last week, March 7, retired Regional Trial Court Judge Alfonso Combong and his dearest wife Inday Joanah celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
During their 50 years of wonderful and exciting life together as husband and wife, they produced six equally wonderful children: Alfonso III, Alfonso IV, Cecile, Alfonso Ray, Alfonso Noli and Joanne.
After 50 long years, Judge Combong and Inday Joaanah are never tired of each other.
They hold on to their solemn vow “to have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer ‘til death do us part.”
Meanwhile, we remember what Michel de Montaigne in his Essays said about marriage:
“Marriage maybe compared to a cage: the birds outside despair to get in and those within despair to get out.”