Last August 23, 2014, Congressman Gary C. Alejano and Congressman Francisco Ashley L. Acedillo, our Magdalo Para sa Pilipino Partylist Representatives, have once again set foot on the hallowed grounds of their alma mater - the Philippine Military Academy. Staying true to their advocacy of being the voice of our men-in-uniform in the Lower House, our Representatives have been visiting different AFP and PNP camps to conduct consultative meetings and know directly from the ground the different issues and concerns that they want to raise especially those that can be addressed through legislation. True enough because who could better understand the sentiments of our men-in-uniform other than those who have been in the same situation themselves. Ultimately, these consultations are aimed to uplift the morale and welfare of our servicemen who are always at the forefronts in defending our sovereignty.
The visit in the Philippine Military Academy turned out to be no ordinary one since our Representatives were given full honors which
was made possible by the Superintendent of PMA, MGEN OSCAR P LOPEZ AFP. The highlight of the visit was the Testimonial Parade and Review where our Congressmen received the Outstanding Alumnus Award. It may have come as a realization of every PMAyers dream to be rendered such honor, but most importantly, it gave them affirmation of a job well done and that all their hard work in just their first year in office did not pass by unnoticed. The activity was concluded with a consultative meeting at the Longayban Hall which was attended by the officers and NCOs of PMA headed by the Superintendent.
Amidst all the controversies and scandals that hit the headlines everyday, its safe to say that there are still some good men standing for the cause of our men-in-uniform. Two of these good men who came from the hallowed grounds of PMA are now in the august chamber to prove that COURAGE, INTEGRITY & LOYALTY (the PMA Motto) together with hard work are all that we need to rise above the deep holes were dug in..
Ang mga masisipag na kasapi ng Samahang Magdalo San Jose, Nueva Ecija Chapter ay nagsagawa ng Tree Planting Activity noon August 15, 2014 sa Sto. Nio 3rd, Habitat Village. Sa pangunguna ng kanilang Chapter President, 52-katao ang pumunta at tumulong. Kasama ang mga magsasaka ng San Jose, naging matagumpay ang pagtanim ng 200 punla, ang iba pa dito ay mamumunga. Pagkalipas ng ilang buwan ay muling pupunta sa San Jose upang malaman ang kalagayan ng mga ito. Kung hindi dahil sa inisyatibo at pagnanais ng mga opisyales ng
chapter ay hindi magaganap ang restoration project. Ang mga ganitong gawain ay nagpapakita lamang ng pagsunod ng mga miyembro sa adhikain ng samahan na maging responsableng mamamayan at isa na rito ang pagmamahal at pangangalaga sa ating kalikasan.
Ang Magdalo ay hindi lamang nais na kumilos ang mga tao para sa bansa, kung di maging aktibo din sa pagbuhay at pagsagip sa ating tinitirhan na daidig.Marami na tayong naranasang trahedya dahil sa mga bagyong dumaan, at ang posibilidad na marami pang sumunod.
Hindi maikakaila na ang pagkasira ng kagubatan at ng kalikasan ang sanhi nitong mga tila parusa na natatamo ng bayan. Kaya nararapat lamang na ibalik natin kung ano man ang kinukuha sa ating kapaligiran. Hindi lang ito para maiwasan ang halos taon taon na sakuna, para rin ito sa mga nakababata, na sila ay tumulad at ipagpatuloy ang pagbalik ng dating kagandahan ng mundo. .
Volume 1 of 2014, Issue No. 2
Pahayagan ng Bagong Katipunan
Samahang Magdalo Inc., in partnership with Kutamora Media Consultancy, held a fun run for the Scholarship Programs of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in celebration of the 11th year of the Oakwood incident. With the never ending need to lead and help the citizens, Magdalos goal this time was to raise funds for the educational plans of the families of soldiers who were killed in action.
Supported by major sponsors, Nickel Asia, Granstar Motors and San Miguel Corporation, registration was open to all. The activity enabled ordinary citizens to join in one of the many charitable actions of the movement, and celebrate with the members. Among the people who made this project successful were Senator Antonio Trillanes, Congressmen Gary Alejano and Francisco Ashley Acedillo. All three statesmen were present during the entire event, and even participated, save for Congressman Acedillo who sustained an injury beforehand. Eager with passion for education and to help the children of their fellow soldiers, the two ran alongside participants from the armed forces, army, marines, coast guards and the police.
Magdalo Run took place last July 26, 2014, and had more than 2,000 runners circling Bonifacio Global City at 6am. By 8am the winners of the 2 divisions, male and female for the 3k, 5k and 10k run, were awarded by Congressman Gary Alejano with a medal, shirt and a package from the events sponsors..
Magdalo Run 2014
From the Hallowed Grounds to the August Chamber
Tree Planting Activity
Feeding ProgramFor more than a year now, the Magdalo P a t n o n g o n C h a p t e r has been c o n d u c t i n g a feeding
program for the students of Cuyapiao Elementary School. With the aid of Patnongan Governor Exequiel B. Javier, Magdalo members and PNP officials visited the students at Bayan ng Patnungon, Antique last September 5, 2014.
More than 20 members helped in feeding the 230 students, and their parents. The meals consisted of arroz caldo, egg, bread and juice, and were distributed by the PNP officers in the morning. As much as possible, they try to do the feeding program regularly at the school, once a month if given the resources and time.
The chapter members started the program because they wanted to somehow alleviate the troubles of the children, even for only one day in a month. Magdalo members serve to help the country, and everyone in it, especially the children. Because being a believer and holder of the ideals of Magdalo does not simply end with fighting for the present, but for the future as well. We are striving to clean and save the nation, so that we may pass on a better country to the next generation..
Pahayagan ng Bagong Katipunan
Recently, the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) has generated considerable attention not only in the media but also among ordinary citizens. Impressions and judgments were created, dragging President Aquino into an alleged corruption scandal.
As part of the Magdalo, an institution which pushes for an accountable and transparent government, and being a recipient of the said DAP fund, I would like to give my take on this issue and explain why it is being sensationalized.
During the height of the pork barrel scam in September, Senator Jinggoy Estrada revealed, through a privilege speech, that the Senators and Judges who voted to convict then Chief Justice Renato Corona received additional funds of P50 million under the DAP. I was among the twenty individuals who voted guilty. However, I vehemently deny this allegation by Senator Estrada that DAP funds were given as incentives to oust Chief Justice Renato Corona during the impeachment proceedings. Weve gone past the impeachment and the whole country witnessed the trial. Most of the public would agree that Corona deserved to be kicked out. We would not need an incentive to make a very easy decision.
While I do not refute that my office received P50 million from DAP, it must be clarified that as far as my office is concerned, this P50M was part of my Priority Development Assistance Fund, which is properly documented by my office.
Further, I would like to clarify that this P50 million is not in the form of cash, but rather fund allocations for projects identified by legislators. On my part, this amount went to scholarship programs, medical assistance, and different infrastructure projects. Upholding our principle on transparency on government transaction, I have posted the list of projects where my DAP and PDAF were allocated, even before this issue came out and other interest groups called for the release of the projects where the funds were allocated.
Contrary to what is being projected in the media, I believe that there is nothing wrong with the use of DAP, for as long as it was allocated to legitimate projects and benefited our country. It must be stressed that President Aquino has never been tarnished with any form of corruption during his watch. In fact, no one can directly state the crime committed by PNoy on this issue. This hullabaloo on the alleged crime of PNoy regarding DAP, is merely used by certain interest groups to clout a doubt on his leadership and destabilize it, with the ulterior of replacing the same.
To once and for all settle this issue and determine whether there should be liability on the use of DAP funds, a comprehensive audit of each of legislators projects must be made, similar to what was done on the PDAF before, which implicated some senators to the so-called Pork Barrel Scam. I also encourage our fellow members in the Samahang Magdalo to be vigilant on the issues that we hear on news. It is through a well-informed citizenry that we are able to create a strong foundation of a democratic country..
Senator Antonio F. Trillanes
D I W A niL A K A N
Senator ANTONIO F. TRILLANES IV
Ang MagdaloPahayagan ng Bagong Katipunan
AlejanoON THE GO!
Representative GARY C. ALEJANOMagdalo Partylist
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