THE DURIAN BEAT: SARA DUTERTE, EVANGELISTA-LAPINA & DAVAO PEACE 911

By ROGER M. BALANZA A key actor in Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s counter-insurgency campaign has expressed elation that Davao Peace 911 was given credit by the vice presidential candidate for liberating Paquibato, the once communist rebel-controlled hinterland district in Davao City, from the grip of the New People’s Army (NPA). Atty. Elisa Evangelista-Lapina was … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: SARA DUTERTE, EVANGELISTA-LAPINA & DAVAO PEACE 911

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THE DURIAN BEAT: Sara can still run for President, without substituting for Bato

Sara for President in 2022 still alive By ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte can still run for President in the 2022 elections through substitution, even if she cannot substitute for Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa or Ernie Abella, who have filed their Cetificates of Candidacy (COC) for president seen as in preparation … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: Sara can still run for President, without substituting for Bato

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THE DURIAN BEAT: BATO DELA ROSA IS SARA SCAPEGOAT IN PRESIDENTIAL RUN IN 2022 THROUGH SUBSTITUTION

The possibility of Senator Ronald dela Rosa becoming President after the 2022 national elections, ends on or before November 15, 2021. The ruling PDP-Laban party is Senator Dela Rosa in the 2022 presidential race as Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is not running for President and only seeking reelection. Will this close the door for … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: BATO DELA ROSA IS SARA SCAPEGOAT IN PRESIDENTIAL RUN IN 2022 THROUGH SUBSTITUTION

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THE DURIAN BEAT: EATING THE WILD AND EXOTIC

IN MY FISH FARM – AquaBalanza Ornamental Fish Farm – in Davao City, my menu, in these days of the new corononavirus (COVID-19) food crisis, of government- rationed odong, noodles, canned sardines and corned beef; and vegetables with bulad, guinamos or uyap, is spiced up, sometimes, by exotic food that should be the envy of … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: EATING THE WILD AND EXOTIC

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THE DURIAN BEAT: Jun Bacolod, Covid-19 and acts of compassion and kindness

We need more Good Samaritans and philanthropists By ROGER M. BALANZA There are angels who appear to bring kindness and compassion and help in man’s hour of need. I had this experience as the country staggers from the onslaught of the New Coronavirus Disease aka Covid-19. On Sunday, March 29, I supervised distribution of about … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: Jun Bacolod, Covid-19 and acts of compassion and kindness

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THE DURIAN BEAT: DAY OF THE HOMELESS PINOY

“Let us work together on achieving our vision and the safety and security of the homeless in a house they can call their own, where opportunities will enable the people to rise from poverty.” By Roger Balanza There is a day that the Pinoy homeless poor should celebrate: September 6, 2019. On that day, government … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: DAY OF THE HOMELESS PINOY

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THE DURIAN BEAT: KAKAPAKAPAKAPAKAPABA?

THE DURIAN BEAT By Roger Balanza KAKAPAKAPAKAPAKAPABA? Kapa, among the Tagalogs, means to grope, the act of blindly looking for something out-of sight using the hand. If we throw in sexual desire, kapa means groping at those where the hand should not be without permission. But the naughty type of kapa we leave out, this … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: KAKAPAKAPAKAPAKAPABA?

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