A New Job for EdPam
Reports filtered at the Palace that the administration is eyeing a national position for Angeles City Mayor Pamintuan.
Talk circulated in Malacanang that EdPam was being considered for the next DILG Secretary.
EdPam was grateful for the proffered opportunity but he would rather take the task as Chair of the Regional Development Council. He has visions and plans of introducing development concepts for Region 3, chiefly massive infrastructure projects and agro-industrial productivity.
****** US President-elect Donald Trump wants a meeting with Pres. Duterte, most likely in January next tear.
I can guess that the main topic of their meeting is the serious concern of Mr. Trump over the tendency of our president toward a strong government which might lead to authoritarianism. There is persistent talk everywhere about lawlessness, terror attacks, social disorder and all the grounds that may compel the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus.
Government spokesmen deny the unexpressed intent of Mr. Duterte but not the possibility of martial law. Mr. Trump may dissuade the former from going to that direction
****** All US presidents were gravely concern over the leaders and dictators of developing and third world countries. Their apprehension is growing independence and disaffection of the strong leaders whose shift to Russia and China disturbs the power play.
Duterte is one such leader who has weaned his country from US patronage and is about t o cut its dependency from US patronage.
This is the spirit behind the invitation of incoming Pres. Trump. Courting Duterte back as a partner and a new friend, Trump has retrieved a potential ally from a sourrelations with the Obama administration.
****** Welcome home Nanay Gov! The Governor is back in service after a two-week vacation. She was glad that the Capitol was in good and capable hands under Acting Governor Delta Pineda. Pampangos observed the work style of the Vice Gov “as quietly productive, with sustained energy, and high performance.
****** Pampangos are hoping for the appointment and official confirmation of the overachieving Alex Caugiran as President and CEO of Clark International Airport Corp. Alex is obsessed with his plan for a Dual Airport policy that is intended to decongest air and traffic in Metro Manila. DOTC Sec. Arthur Tugade has chosen the right person for CIAC
Angelenos, on home visit for Christmas, expressed admiration over the physical transformation of the city. They cited the newly built road infrastructure that made traffic less stressful; cultural programs, beautification of the community. A new sense of public discipline and a low crime rate made feel safe and secure, they said.
******** Residents of Villa Teresa A.C. and surrounding villages appeal to TGN’s Tricksy Valdez to set a 12 midnight deadline on concert and stage performance for their peaceful night’s sleep. Rock bands play riotous pop noise up two AM as tolerated by TGN according to irate officials of the VTHA.
Mabalacat residents support their mayor in his anti-drug campaign. At the same time they assail Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino for including Mayor Boking- and refusing to clear his name- among mayor-protectors of the drug trade. What’s up, General?