Mga Kababayan at Kaanak ni Pacman sa Gensan, Naging Emosyunal; Mommy Dionesia, Pinagreretiro na ang Anak sa Boxing

admin   •   December 10, 2012   •   2478

Ang reaksyon ng mga kababayan natin sa General Santos City matapos mapabagsak ni Juan Manuel Marquez si People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao sa 6th round ng kanilang laban. PHOTO INSET: Sumubaybay din sa laban ng Pambansang Kamao sina Gensan incumbent Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio kasama ang kanyang ina na si Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chair Luwalhati Antonino. (PHOTOVILLE International / Ritchie Tongo)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Naging emosyunal ang mga kaanak at kababayan ni People’s Champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao sa General Santos City sa naging resulta ng kaniyang laban kontra Mexican boxer na si Juan Manuel “El Dinamita” Marquez kahapon (Disyembre 9) sa Las Vegas, Nevada.

Maaga pa lamang ay nakatutok na ang mga tao sa Gensan sa laban ng kanilang kababayang si Manny Pacquiao.

Maging ang mga kaanak at mahal sa buhay ni Manny ay all out support din sa pambansang kamao.

Ang ina ni Pacman na si Mommy Dionesia, bagama’t may pangamba ay kumpiyansa at naniniwalang mananalo ang anak kay Marquez.

“Parang sa isip may kaba, pero hindi naman matuloy, kumpiyansa ako, malaki ang pananalig ko sa Dios at sa anak ko.”

Ayon naman sa Tiyuhin ni Manny na si Poncio Dapidran: “Meron kaming pangamba ngunit konti lang, kasi tatlong beses silang naglaban, malaki ang kompiyansa namin.”

Bandang ala-una ng hapon dito sa Pilipinas nang magsimula ang laban, excited na nakatutok ang mga taga-suporta ng pambansang kamao, naghihiyawan pa ang mga ito nang makita sa screen ang idolo.

Maging si Gensan Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, kasama ring nakasuporta sa laban ni Manny.

“More than any time now, I think it’s important for all of us Filipino to show our support for Manny.”

Ngunit pagdating ng Round 3, nagulat ang lahat nang matumba si Manny nang maabutan ng kamao ni Marquez, ngunit bumawi naman ang huli sa Round 5 dahil napatumba naman nito si Marquez.

Sa huling segundo ng Round 6, nagulantang ang mga manonood nang tamaan sa mukha si Pacquiao at nawalan ng malay.

Hindi napigilang mapaiyak ang nakakatandang kapatid ni Manny na si Liza Onding na awang-awa sa sinapit ng kapatid. Hiling nito na sana ay tumigil na sa boxing si Manny.

“Kawawa ka naman, sobrang hirap mo, nagpapakahirap ka para sa mga tao at sa amin, tama na.”

Naging emosyunal rin si Mommy Dionesia sa nangyari sa anak. Isinisisi nito ang pagpapalit ng relihiyon ni Manny kaya ito natalo sa laban.

Aniya: “Wala tayong magagawa, kagustuhan niya to, lalo na naglipat sila ng relihiyon.”

Sa kabila ng pagkatalo ni Manny, tanggap naman ng mga kaanak ni Manny ang kaniyang pagkatalo at pinayuhan ang mga fans na dapat rin nilang tanggapin ito dahil ginawa ng kanilang idolo ang lahat ng kanyang magagawa para manalo sa laban. (Adrian Cañete & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

2,000 employees fear for their livelihood after GenSan mall fire

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 18, 2019

For 13 years, Joe Dayaday has been an employee of Gaisano Mall in General Santos City. This has become his source of income to help his family get by.

On Wednesday (October 16), a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck parts of Mindanao which caused a fire at Gaisano Mall.

Huge flames torched the two-hectare mall that night, illuminating the surroundings as if the sun had never set.

It took 18 hours before authorities finally declared the fire out; it was around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday (October 17).

However, the mall was again engulfed in flames on Thursday night, leaving 90 percent of the establishment damaged.

The fire left an estimated P2 billion worth of damage, and that’s not counting the loss of livelihood it has brought to around 2,000 employees in Gaisano Mall.

As authorities finally declared fire out around 10:00 p.m. that Thursday night, uncertainty filled Joe’s heart.

“Maapektuhan talaga ang trabaho namin, marami kamung nagtatrabaho dito na maapektuhan, (Our jobs will be affected, a lot of us working here will be affected)” Joe said.

Uncertainty loomed over the 2,000 employees of Gaisano Mall, among whom is Hanzel Falalimpa.

Hanzel’s husband is currently in the hospital and it is up to her to support her family including her two children.

“Ako lang talaga ang nagtatrabaho sa amin ngayon tapos may dalawang anak pa ako, (I am the only worker in the family and I have two children)” she said. She is now at a loss where to find money for their daily needs and the hospital expenses of her husband.

Meanwhile, Joe is calling out to the government for assistance.

“Ang hiling namin sa pamahalaan sana matulungan kami na makahanap ng trabaho sa ibang kumpanya, (Our wish is for the government to help us find another job in other companies)” he said.

Assistant Department Head of City Social Welfare & Development Office GenSan Arabecque Batilong assured they will provide assistance to the employees affected by the fire.

“We gathered them sa G-Mall almost 2,000 silang empleyado. Mayroong mga ibang agencies whether private or government [that are] willing to employ them (We gathered them in G-Mall, almost 2,000 employees. There are other agencies whether private or government that are willing to employ them)” he said.—AAC (with reports from Janice Ingente)

MinDA requests DILG, PNP support in enforcing ASF quarantine measures

Marje Pelayo   •   October 1, 2019

A city veterinarian (L) takes a blood sample from a pig in a backyard piggery to test for African Swine Fever (ASF) in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 17 September 2019. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has sought the assistance of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in enforcing quarantine checkpoints in Mindanao.

In a letter addressed to DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde, MinDA Chief Secretary Manny Piñol asked for the deployment of policemen to help facilitate the strict implementation of the shipment ban on live hogs, pork and pork products in line with the intensified quarantine measures against the African Swine Fever (ASF).

“The move to engage policemen in enforcing the ban came following reports that the ASF which was earlier reported in Rizal and Bulacan Province had spread to Pangasinan because of meat traders who continued to ply their trade in spite of the outbreak,” Piñol said.

Piñol cited that policemen and army units were also utilized during the avian influenza outbreak in Pampanga and Nueva Ecija in 2017.

The deployment of cops and soldiers helped the government in preventing the spread of the avian virus and was declared under control in just a period of one month.

Amid the outbreak of several provinces in Luzon, Mindanao and the Visayas remain ASF free.

This, according to Piñol, is because of “the vigilance and involvement of local government executives and the hog industry stakeholders.”

All over MindanaoDILG, POLICE SUPPORT SOUGHTTO ENFORCE ASF QUARANTINEDavao City – The Mindanao Development…

Posted by MannyPiñol on Monday, 30 September 2019

Construction of Mindanao railway system to begin in 2020

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2019

Image from Department of Transportation (DOTr)

MANILA, Philippines – The construction of the first phase of the Mindanao Railway System is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced Monday.

The DOTr said the bidding for the construction of the project will be held on November 2019 while the groundbreaking is scheduled early next year, citing a Facebook post of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairman Manny Piñol.   

Phase 1 of the Mindanao railway project covers 102 kilometers linking the Davao region through its major cities Davao City, Tagum and Digos.

It is designed to accommodate around 110,000 passengers per day in its opening year.

During a briefing last Sept. 12, Piñol asked project planners to consider the coastal areas of Surigao down to Davao Occidental and Sultan Kudarat provinces in the railway project.

These coastal regions, according to Piñol, could be transformed into major food production and tourism areas if they are connected to the railway system.

The MinDA chief said his agency will provide the project’s engineering consultants a commodity map of Mindanao to help them identify key production areas in the region.

Piñol added that the groundwork for the succeeding phases of the 1,550-kilometer railway system is also being prepared by a group of Chinese engineering consultants.

The Mindanao Railway project is seen to be completed by 2022. It is projected to increase the daily ridership of the Tagum-Davao-Digos segment to 134,060 once it becomes operational.

The railway’s first segment is also envisioned to reduce travel time from Tagum City, Davao del Norte to Digos City, Davao del Sur from 3.5 hours to 1.3 hours.

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