Relatives and friends of slain Abra Rep. Luis Bersamin Jr are offering a P500,000 bounty for information that would lead to the arrest of an alleged gunman in the December 2006 assassination, authorities on Tuesday said.
Chief Superintendent Eugene Martin, Cordillera police director, said family and friends of the slain politician raised the bounty for the arrest of Gerry Turqueza who is tagged as one of the gunmen in the slay.
Apologies to all of you for being missing in action. I’ve been sick these past days but have since recovered. I hope to continue blogging regularly again 🙂
Meantime, here’s a cool video of the Bangued Bamboo Jeepney which we first blogged about here. In case you missed this comment in our earlier post, this unique jeepney was made by the dad of our blogger friend and regular commenter, the Novice Blogger.
Here’s a very nice video of Bangued, the capital town of Abra. Don’t miss the Sleeping Beauty around the 20-second mark. You can read more about the town of Bangued at Bangued Online. Our friend who is managing the site is doing a great job promoting the town.
If the DOST folks get some lessons from Bangued Online, they will realize that they don’t have to spend P97.1 million to build a tourism database. Thanks friend and more power to you 🙂
So I was googling my time away and found the picture above. He is identified as a man from Butbut, Tinglayan and is supposed to be modeling the indigenous weave of Kalinga. The picture is part of a book called Sinaunang Habi which was published by former Senator Nikki Coseteng.
Abra will have a Representative when Congress opens this month. Congratulations to former Lagayan Mayor Cecilia Luna (seen in photo above through her bullet riddled campaign vehicle) who won over ex-Governor Vicente Valera for the post. Luna was proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) last Wednesday, July 11.
This marks the first time in 20 years that the Valeras, who ruled Abra since EDSA Uno, will be out of power.