Bogs Esteves, great manager and politician
By Gonzalo Duque
MILPITAS CITY, California – In case you don’t know yet, the mayor here is our fellow Dagupeno, Jose “Bogs” Esteves, 66.
Last week, we wrote here that unlike most cities, counties and states in the US, Milpitas looks and is robust amidst the economic crisis.
Singa obong na angkakabaleg ya malls so Milpitas. Great Mall, Silicon Valley, Techno Park, etc. Karakel na investors dia.
Tipakan tayoy ampetapetang a tipak si Bogs.
We’re trying to study his brain, ompiano makaakir tayoy daiset ya ideya para i-yapag tayo iratay mahinan public servants tayod tan.
Si Mayor Benjie Lim agto narisolbay dotak o garbage problem. Panon ton tawagan ya maong ya ehikutibo ey? Makapoy ya klase.
Say aasikasoen to ratay establisimento tod former Magsaysay Park o Bugnay.
Anyways, we’re here with Diosdado Macaraeg, president of Friends USA, who has sponsored four scholars at LNU.
Agaylay dakep na ugali tonya. Walan walay oras tan panangaro tod aray ka-Dagupenoan to.
Walay taga Calasioao dia, manlalastog ya ibatikan baley to knoy Dagupan no ag manggaway polaing iray opisyales tayo. Calasiao is going to beat dagupan soon, he said.
Natan Robinson, mararakep ya restaurants, hotels, ag mabayag onsabi lay Ayala, kuanto.
We should have corrected him, because he was belittling Dagupan. But we did not. Why? Because we agree. In fact, we pointed out that point here long before. Di ba ? Sicayon kaciudadan, bangon! Tondaan la tay pulitika. Be public servants first, businessman second. Duga, Manny Roy?
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Before we enplaned for the US last week, we did our work as chair of the Annual Search for the Top Pinoy Physicians or Outstanding Filipino Physicians held at the SMC Social Hall.
The Search is meant to give due recognition to the country’s outstanding physicians who serve our countrymen. Focus of this year’s search is the doctors’ contribution to rural uplift. On top of the search this year are SMC’s big boss Ramon Ang and JCI Senate President Tony Ceriles.
SMC donated P1.5 million for the Search this year.
It might interest you to know that JCI Senators Mel Velasco, Emi Bamba and this columnist are the main players in this year’s Search.
Mel and Emi are at the helm of the Executive Committee and Secretariat.
Why is JCI out front in the nation’s health? Well, because rural wellness and healthcare give meaning to the Jaycee Creed “to serve humanity is the best work of life.”
There’s a plan to make the Search more permanent, as suggested by Dr. Robert Kuan of St. Luke’s.
Results of the Search will be out either in November or December.
Let’s thank the following JCI Senators Pres. Kuan, Senators Raul Garingan, Ramon Nanadiego, Ling Ngo, Glenn Santos, Van Torrevillas, and Mel Velasco, last year’s Search chairman and now incoming executive director.
Let’s doff our hats to those great souls who are promoting the humanitarian spirit.