On June 30, outgoing officials will be relinquishing their posts while the newly elected ones will be assuming office. Because of this we decided to start a series where we pretend that we are, errm, professors giving grades to students, i.e., our officials.
We hope to make this a regular feature of this blog and we invite you to join us by also giving out your grades. The grades will be based on the actions of our officials as reported in the media (or as sent to us by reliable tipsters). We will be using the grading scale which you will find at the bottom of this post. The default grade will be “B” and it will go up or down depending on the reported actions of the official being graded.
Here’s our initial grading effort, listed from the person who obtained the lowest grade to the top scorer.
Mt. Province Congressman Victor Dominguez: D
His withdrawal of “scholarship” support to students from towns and barangays where he lost is the act of a vengeful vengeful man. Next time, he might direct hospital personnel to ask a patient whether s/he voted for Vindictive Dominguez before they will treat him/her. More here.
Baguio Congressman Mauricio Domogan: C-
He lands in the news but for the wrong reason. Really Morris, when will you stop being such a GMA cheerleader?
Outgoing Kalinga Rep. Lawrence Wacnang: C
What was he thinking when he agreed to have his son in law James Bejarin run for Congress while he, at the same time, ran for the gubernatorial post? Thank God Kalinga voters are more discerning than their neighbors to the south (Yes we meant you Mt. Province voters!). Otherwise, if the iKalingas voted for the Wacnang-Bejarin tandem, we will have a family dynasty in Kalinga.
Apayao Governor Elias K. Bulut: B-
We don’t like the fact that he runs a political dynasty in Apayao but people are voting for him and his family so who are we to complain.
Apayao Congressman Elias Bulut Jt.: B-
Baguio Mayor Peter Rey Bautista: B
All is quiet in his front for the moment.
Mt. Province Governor Maximo Dalog: B
All is quiet in his front too.
Benguet Congressman Samuel Dangwa: B
All is quiet in his front din 🙂
Incoming Abra Governor Takit Bersamin: B
Good luck and may Abra shed its image as the killing fields of the north during your term.
Ifugao Congressman Solomon Chungalao: B
Not much has been heard of him after the elections. We hope he retains his chairmanship of the indigenous peoples committee in Congress.
Incoming Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan: A
We kind of like his advocacy in behalf of vegetable farmers. More of that please.
Incoming Kalinga Governor Floydelia Diasen: A
We especially like the fact that she posted a “Thank you” note at Kalinga Tambayan. Ganyan dapat ang official, they should adopt new technology.
Incoming Ifugao Governor Teddy Baguilat: A+
Because of his willingness to invite civil society groups or non-government organizations to be a partner in his administration. See here.
Abra COMELEC: F
Ano ba iyan? When will you determine and proclaim the winner of Abra’s congressional race?
Note: Here’s the percentage equivalent for the above grades.
A = 85–89
B = 72–75
C = 60–63
D = 50–54
F = 0–49
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