March 2, 2011

Zambales Sports Fest slated this March

The Provincial Government of Zambales is getting ready for the summer season with the first Zamba Multi-sports Festival on March 18-20, in the town of Candelaria, Zambales.

"We want the people to see how beautiful Zambales is," said Governor Hermogenes Ebdanue during a press conference at the Dawal Beach Resort in the same town. "We have powdery sands and azure waters and we have probably the cleanest shoreline today."

Zambales waters have powdery magnetite sand and very few rocks or sandy beaches.

The sports festival will include competitions in cycling, open water swim, ultimate frisbee, sprint duathlon, and triathlon. There will also be side events like a body tattoo competition, bikini open and beach party.

The events will kick off on March 18 with the Zamba Cycling Challenge, a 120-km road race from Iba Capitol to Sta. Cruz and back. Some 200 riders are expected to join the race, which has two divisions: Open and Executive. Asian Youth Cycling Championships bronze medalist Rustom Lim and national duathlon team mainstay John Chicano are expected to lead the pack.

The next day will include events like the 2-km Open Water Swim; the National Ultimate Black Sands Frisbee Elimination; Sprint Duathlon (5-km run, 30-km bike, 3 km run); and the body tattoo and bikini open events.

Philippine Ultimate Association representative Antonio Vasquez said the Black Sands Frisbee tourney will serve as a pre-qualifying to the Boracay Open, the most prestigious ultimate competition in the country.

The sports fest will culminate on the 20th with the Zamba Black Sand Triathlon at the Dawal Beach Resort. There will be two divisions: an open and age-group competitions that serves as part of the Triathlon Association of the Philippines’ (TRAP) grassroots programs, according to national coach Melvin Fausto. TRAP also hopes to discover talents they can invite to join major tourneys in the future.

You can read the full article on the Philstar website here. Credit goes to Olmin Leyba who wrote it.

I'm excited for this. I do hope that guests, participants and organizes will come to appreciate our little town as much as I do. Also, please don't forget to clean up as you go! :) Good luck to all the participants!

May 11, 2010

Election 2010 aftermath

Natapos na ang election, at sa unang pagkakataon, maaga nating nalaman ang resulta!

Hindi ko alam kung opisyal na nagpahayag ng pagkapanalo ang COMELEC, pero ang aking pagkaka-alam, ang incumbent mayor na si Jean Moraña ang nanalo.

Eto naman po ang mga partial and unofficial results para sa bise-mayor at konsehal:

Vice Mayor: Gilbert Hermoso
1. Sergio Edquilang
2. Leonides Echon
3. Mario Sales
4. Penny Ednave
5. Romeo Fallorina
6. Roman Alop
7. Michael Molino
8. Vicente Echon


Abangan po natin ang opisyal na resulta, pero mukhang sa ngayon, sure win na ang mga ito. :)

Kamusta naman ang naging experience ninyo sa ating automated elections? Kwento niyo naman sa comments!

May 2, 2010

Candelaria, Zambales 2010 informal survey results

Hello everyone! A few weeks ago I put up a link to an informal online survey, where I asked people who they were voting for in the mayor, vice-mayor and councilors positions.

I'd like to thank everyone who responded. As of this post, we had 45 people who answered the survey, which was more than I expected. I've been keeping track of the survey, and it was pretty steady in the days past. Every so often the number would change, but it's pretty much the same answers.

I used SurveyMonkey because it was free, and I heard good feedback about it from other users. I also noted that it was difficult even for the admin to change the results, which was a good thing. Unfortunately, the limits of the free service won't allow me to download the charts. I could take a screenshot but you'll see a big read "sample" across the image.

I said that I would deliver the results by May 1, and it's already a day since. Here are the results of the survey as conducted by this blog.

Barrera, Bernard Polido "Dodoy"; (LP ) 5/45 (11.1%)
Ebbay, Wilbert Español "Weng"; (IND. ) 2/45 (4.4%)
Ecunar, Pedro Cleto "Pete"; (LM ) 24/45 (53.3%)
Moraña, Jean Misa "Jean"; (LKS-KAM ) 14/45 (31.1%)

Vice Mayor
Ebuen, Jury Hermogino "Toman"; (LM ) 16/45 (38.1%)
Edejer, Ilirmo Ebilane "Emi"; (LKS-KAM ) 15/45 (35.7%)
Hermoso, Gilbert Austria "Bert"; (LP ) 11/45 (26.2%)

For this, I decided to take a screenshot and chance the red "sample" across it. It'll show the top 8 councilors for this survey.

Note: Please right click the photo & choose "View image" to see it clearly. The layout of the blog is distorting it. My apologies.

All results were taken on May 2, 2010, 7:00 PM.

Thank you for all those who participated! By no means does this survey show the actual standing of the candidates, but it shows the popular vote of the people who responded to the survey. Please don't forget to vote wisely and responsibly. Vote for the one who you think deserves it even if you think they don't have a chance of winning. You'll never know. :)

April 6, 2010

Mga kababayan!

Meron po tayong isang munting survey na sana inyong masagutan. Eto po ay para sa darating na election sa May 10. Simple lamang po. Piliin niyo lang kung sino ang inyong gustong iboto bilang Mayor, Vice Mayor at mga Kagawad.

Sa May 1, Labor Day, ilalabas po namin ang resulta ng ating survey. Kung ano man ang magiging kalabasan nito, hindi po ito nagpapakita ng tunay na kalagayan ng mga nasa isipan ng mga taga-Candelaria. Generalization lang po to, at simpleng experimento.

Click nyo po ito para sagutin ang survey. Amin pong ikagagalak ang inyong pag-sali dito. Salamat po! Nawa'y maging mapayapa at malinis ang halalan natin!

April 3, 2010

Candelaria Holy Week


Andito ako ngayon sa Candelaria. Kakatapos lang ng reunion ng aming pamilya. Kamusta naman ang inyong Holy Week?

Kung nais ninyo mag-share, sabihin niyo lang! Email kayo sa bakeneko14 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Balik trabajo na muli sa Lunes para sa akin.