Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Virgilio Garcillano Naghain Na ng CoC Bilang Kongresista sa Bukidnon

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City- Matapos maging kontrobersiya dahil sa pulitika, itoy kanya nang tatahakin.

Kahapon ng umaga (March 28, 2007) naging final na, ng si former comelec commissioner virgilio garciallano ay naghain ng kanyang certificate of candidacy (COC) sa commission on elections Bukidnon provincial office bilang kongresista ng unang distrito didto sa Bukidnon.

Bago ang paghain ng kanyang COC, isang motorkada ang ginanap mula sa bayan ng Manolo Fortich patungo didto sa Malaybalay City na kung saan naging star-studded dahil sa presensiya ng apat na membro ng Viva Hotbabes.

Si Garciallano ay naghain ng kandidatura bilang indepedente.

Sa news conference, nilinaw ni Garcillano na di siya kasapi ng partidong kampi at ni minsan di siya nag-aplay nito.

Dumating din si Mayor Jose Galario ng Valencia City upang kumbindahin na sasama sa kampi ngunit sa harapan ng medya itoy inayawan ni garcillano.

Ayon ni garcillano ayaw niya na mapasailalim sa kahit anong partido dahil gusto niyang makagalaw na malaya ayon sa kanyang gusto.

Nilinaw din niya na walang kinalaman si presidente Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sa kanyang desisyon na sasabak sa pulitika.

Sa unang distrito didto sa Bukidnon, tatlo ang magtutunggali bilang kongresista sina Garcillano, Eduy Pancrudo at ang babaeng kapatid ni Representative Nerius Neric Acosta na si Malu Acosta.

Si Neric ay tatakbong gobernador laban kay incumbent Governor Jose Maria Zubiri ng Bukidnon.


Thursday, March 22, 2007


by: Aurell P. Arais

Hi it’s me Aurelius Parido Arais a.k.a mightyaurell.

I believe on destiny. And I do believe that I am destined to be a media man. My stamina in broadcasting started when I was still in high school days. Driven by too much passion, it came to a point that I projected myself and lied to my classmates that I am connected with a certain radio station, this was in Davao City.

When somebody ask me the particular station where am I connected, I choose and replied the least popular radio station for them not to bother to check whether I’m telling the truth or not and of course I’m just playing safe to avoid being caught that I am indeed lying.

Upon reaching the fourth year level in secondary, I applied to an AM Station still in Davao City named DXRR as radio reporter. I was rejected. However instead of losing hope I consider it as a challenge for me to pursue more on my dream to be a broadcaster.

When I enrolled in college in the University of Mindanao in Davao City, I applied to its AM station DXUM-UMBN.

Fortunately, at last, my talent and passion was given a break. The station manager then Mr. Ely Luciano accepted me as newswriter/reporter and became a working scholar of the station under Student Assistance Program (STAP).

I was taking up Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (ABMASSCOMM). Admittedly, I give more priority to my career that is why I’ve got low grades in my studies.

However, due to my interest to learn almost, if not all of aspects of broadcasting, I choose to keep on transferring or hopping from one station to another, just to gain more knowledge and actual experiences.

I explored in writing and fortunately I was became a freelance writer for Peoples Daily Forum, a local paper and I was assigned in Camp Catitipan Davao PNP headquater. Then I explored disc jockeying, I was accepted at DXSS FM 97.9 Mhz and at the same time a TV Newscaster on SBN TV 7 and commentator on its AM Station DXIP.

From Davao City, I transferred to DXSF FM in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur as newscaster. I worked there for a little while then I went back to DXUM in Davao as one of the pioneering of Radyo Ukay Drama Production. I was a drama writer and director and an actor as well. I produced various radio soap drama, some of them was Ang Karaang Villa (An Old Villa), a horror story; Tres Marias (action), Dino (sci-fi) and more.

Then I transferred to DXGL FM Real Radio in Butuan City as program director/disc jockey and at the same time newscaster/director on TV 13 and eventually became a station manager of DXGL AM Radyo Kaalyado. Then I was transferred to Real Radio Tandag, Surigao del Sur as station manager.

Wheww… what a long list. Maybe my dear reader you are asking now, where am I connected at present? Well, currently I am the program/ production director of DXDB AM Radyo Bandilyo in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Thanks to the former station manager Fr. Rey Raluto (who is now in Belgium) who had trust on my talent.

Now, if you are going to ask me what is my unforgettable experience? The most nerve cracking and heart pounding part of my career was when I was in Tandag, Surigao del Sur. There I experience a libel case filed by a certain fiscal, sorry I forgot his name. He filed a libel case against one of our radio block timer whom he said maligned his name and reputation on the air and I was implicated accordingly in my capacity as the head of the station.

Due to this case not only me who suffered numerous sleepless nights but also my beloved family.

Fortunately, thanks to GOD, the said case was dismissed by the Prosecutors Office due to lack of merit and of course to the divine intervention. Wheew, what a big relief.

I really love broadcasting. In fact I found love in this field of endeavor. I’ve meet my wife Annie also a broadcaster when I was working with Real Radio in Butuan City. She was one of my disc jockey before. As the saying goes “the same feather flock together”. And now we are blessed with two beautiful daughters Reginah Reign and Kaycee Laureign.

The world of media is full of trials, hardships, challenges and surmountable obstacles but if you have the burning passion, you will still found happiness out of it. If you are planning to be a media practitioner, well it’s up to you. Who knows you and I have the same destiny.

By: Aurelius Parido Arais
aka mightyaurell
DXDB Radyo Bandilyo Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Malaybalay Not A Hot Spot Area

by: Aurell P. Arais

A ranking official of Philippine National Police Region 10 (PRO 10) clarified that Malaybalay City is not a “hot spot area” in the coming May 14 election.

The clarification was made by Police Chief Superintendent Teodorico Capuyan, PRO 10 regional director in an interview by local media.

It was recalled that a gun battle was erupted at Sitio Kiito, Barangay Can-ayan disrupting the peace and order of the city last March 1, this year during Kaamulan Festival.

The said gun battle between government forces and rebels claimed 12 lives, 2 government fighters and 10 rebels.

However, Capuyan said that the encounter is not related to the electoral process and purely military operation against group tagged as government enemies.

As of now, no known barangay in Malaybalay might be considered as a source of conflict on the height of election fever.


Thursday, March 1, 2007

Bukidnon PNP Provincial Headquarter Attacked?: 1 killed

By: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City - A policeman was killed in gunfight at the gate of Bukidnon PNP provincial command in Malaybalay City at around 9:20 in the evening February 28, 2007.

Police Supt. Juan Ratunil, PNP Bukidnon provincial director identified the fatality as PO2 Procoro Lutrago, a member of 1003rd provincial mobile group.

According to report, the slain police while on duty at the gate, two unidentified person approached and shot him several times using an unknown caliber of pistol.

Two other policemen responded that prompted an exchange of fire. However, the suspects able to fled to an unknown direction.

It was not certain if any of the suspects was hit during the encounter.

Some accounts of witness said that the two suspects fled from the crime scene riding a motorcycle.

In hot pursuit operation, an abandoned motorcycle was recovered at Brgy. 9, this city without plate number believed used by the suspects.

Ratunil said that before the suspects fled they brought the armalite rifle of the slain policeman.

The slain policeman succumbed to death with 20 gun shots in different parts of the body.

It was also uncertain if the incident was a direct attack against the provincial command or a personal motive in nature.

As of press time an investigation is still going on.

Meanwhile, Ratunil clarified that the said incident will not affect the on going Kaamulan Festival and 90th Foundation Day celebration of the province.

Bukidnon PNP beefed up its security measures to prevent the same attack in the future.