Erwin D. Bonifacio

Is a graduate of Bachelor in Arts, major in Journalism at West Visayas State University, Iloilo City and Master in Public Governance in the same University.

He is a former anchorman/reporter of Bombo Radyo Philippines, a talent of Radio GMA/DySI Super Radyo Iloilo and currently LGOOIII of Department of Interior and Local Goverment – Capiz.

He is also the author of “Mainabyanon nga Paghusay: Isa ka Talamdan Sa Katarungang Pambarangay ” published in Roxas City 2019.

He is currently the contributor of Tigbatas History in The Capiz Times, Opinion page.

 

 


Jun 12, 2021

Last May 31, 2021, a former punong barangay and a barangay tanod were killed in a stabbing and hacking incident in Barangay Mangoso, Sigma, Capiz. Police Lt. Rey Jason Gimeno, Sigma Municipal Police Station chief, identified the victims as former punong barangay Isidro Jeroso Sr., 59, and Barangay Tanod Mario Marzan, 44, both of Barangay […]

Jun 05, 2021

Our history books in the public elementary textbooks back then were riddled with tremendous claims about unfounded Filipino inventions. In the book, it says that Agapito Flores invented the fluorescent lamp and the word “fluorescent” was an eponym of his name. Another fake Filipino invention that misled textbook authors and grade school teachers were the […]

Jun 05, 2021

On May 4, 2021, Bombo Radyo Roxas reported that the statue of General Esteban D. Contreras at the Provincial Park was vandalized by unknown preparators. This crime was committed a week before the 157th birth anniversary of Gen. Contreras. Fortunately, the provincial government immediately repaired the damaged statute days before his birthday. But aside from […]

May 24, 2021

Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan or also known as Fernando de Magallanes became a trending topic as the country marked the 500th year of the historic Battle of Mactan between the Castilians and the pre-colonial Filipinos led by Lapu-Lapu. Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla trended in social media after he honored Magellan as one of the […]

Apr 30, 2021

During the imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine in the National Capital Region and its adjacent provinces, many Filipinos were somehow desperate on how to make ends meet in this tumultuous time. The so-called “isang kahig isang tuka,” the daily and minimum wage workers who are the most vulnerable in terms of the economic and medical effects […]

Apr 25, 2021

During the imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine in the National Capital Region and its adjacent provinces, many Filipinos were somehow desperate on how to make ends meet in this tumultuous time. The so-called “isang kahig isang tuka,” the daily and minimum wage workers who are the most vulnerable in terms of the economic and medical […]

Apr 17, 2021

With the unfolding of events in the province of Capiz, many stories were recounted about how land titles, houses, cars, pensions, salary, farm animals, and other means of livelihood were mortgaged, pawned, and loaned to secure money to participate in various investment schemes in high hope to double or triple their money in 30 or […]

Apr 17, 2021

Last March 2021, the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the Philippines. For many, it was the dawn of salvation against the pandemic but for others it another story. The recent years and sensationalized Denvaxia controversy made the public hesitant to take a jab. As the Dengvaxia controversy stormed and received extensive coverage in […]

Apr 08, 2021

Last March 19, 2020, all radio stations in Roxas City have reported that the controversial and divisive figure Patrocenio Calvez Chiyuto Jr, also known as Doc Don Chiyuto, the alleged chief executive officer of Double Your Money Investment Scheme, was kidnapped at his house in BF Resort Village, Las Piñas City. The reported incident has […]

Apr 06, 2021

The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that DITO Telecommunity Corporation, the country’s third major player in the telecommunications industry, heralded its entry into the market during its commercial launch for the Visayas and Mindanao regions held on March 8. The historic yet simple ceremony was participated in by key DITO executives Dennis Uy, chairman and CEO, […]

Mar 30, 2021

The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that DITO Telecommunity Corporation, the country’s third major player in the telecommunications industry, heralded its entry into the market during its commercial launch for the Visayas and Mindanao regions held on March 8. The historic yet simple ceremony was participated in by key DITO executives Dennis Uy, chairman and CEO, […]

Mar 25, 2021

TIGBATAS HISTORY For several years, Capisnons have invested their money in several companies promising a hefty return for a short period. Some are lucky enough to be at the top of the food chain leaving thousands of downlines in the agonizing pain of waiting as they brace the reality that they have been recruited into […]

Mar 16, 2021

TIGBATAS HISTORY While the majority of Capiznons are desperate to survive on their needs, some have tried their luck on various schemes in high hopes to exponentially grow their money in a short time. In the book of Mary Helen Fee, the first principal of Capiz High School, “A Woman’s Impressions of the Philippines,”you could […]

Mar 03, 2021

Economic hardships take a toll on the Capisnons. For the past few months, I have always encountered over the Social Media posts concerning a friend, relative, or co-worker who is not paying their debts for months or even for years. It seemed that good relationships which were built over the years have turned sour, and […]

Mar 03, 2021

TIGBATAS HISTORY In previous months the controversial issue was about Miss Universe Capiz Mariam Lara Ashraf, her handers and even the radio stations. In October 25, 2020, Ilongga beauty queen Rabiya Mateo was crowed as Miss Universe 2020 but was attacked by Miss Universe Taguig Sandra Lemonon in her cryptic social media post. Those events […]

Mar 03, 2021

TIGBATAS HISTORY In December 2020, it was reported that the Filipino students trailed behind other countries in the international assessment for mathematics and science for grade 4, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), said. During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Rodrigo Duterte promised to scrap algebra and replaced it with business mathematics. […]

Mar 03, 2021

TIGBATAS HISTORY Much has been said for the past days regarding a certain Sr. Mariano Chiyuto, thus, as a student of our great Capiznon history, I am compelled to write something that would shed light on the matter. I am writing not to promote the business of a single person or to find popularity among […]

Mar 03, 2021

TIGBATAS HISTORY In January 1986, former Speaker Cornelio “Agurang Kune” Villarreal and his son Governor Cornelio “Dodoy” Villareal Jr., the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan governor of Capiz, defected to the opposition and accompanied the Presidential candidate, Corazon Aquino and her running mate Salvador “Doy” Laurel to Mambusao. Unknown to many, Doy Laurel is a Mambusaonon by […]

Mar 03, 2021

TIGBATAS HISTORY One of the busiest streets in Roxas City is Hemingway Street, where cars and motorcycles pass by every time they apply or renew their licenses at the Land Transportation Office-Roxas City. Hemingway Street is said to be named after F.E. Hemingway, the Capiz Schools Division Superintendent who established the Capiz TradeSchool, now the […]

Feb 26, 2021

TIGBATAS HISTORY United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres said that “the COVID-19 pandemic lingers to let loose a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering against the Chinese.” “It’s China’s fault, it should never have happened,” the former US President Donald Trump said before, referring to the virus as the “China plague.” Despite the friendly […]

Feb 26, 2021

The parish Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting urged the public to register before the September 30, 2021 deadline. “Do get registered as registration activities are continuing since January and until September,” PPCRV Executive Director Maria Isabel Buenaobra said at Radio Veritas, a Catholic-run radio station. Some Filipinos do not have an idea how hard […]

Feb 19, 2021

The parish Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting urged the public to register before the September 30, 2021 deadline. “Do get registered as registration activities are continuing since January and until September,” PPCRV Executive Director Maria Isabel Buenaobra said at Radio Veritas, a Catholic-run radio station. Some Filipinos do not have an idea how hard […]

Feb 15, 2021

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres said that “the COVID-19 pandemic lingers to let loose a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scaremongering against the Chinese.” “It’s China’s fault, it should never have happened,” the former US President Donald Trump said before, referring to the virus as the “China plague.” Despite the friendly relations of […]

Jan 30, 2021

In January 1986, former Speaker Cornelio “Agurang Kune” Villarreal and his son Governor Cornelio “Dodoy” Villareal Jr., the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan governor of Capiz, defected to the opposition and accompanied the Presidential candidate, Corazon Aquino and her running mate Salvador “Doy” Laurel to Mambusao. Unknown to many, Doy Laurel is a Mambusaonon by affinity. His […]

Jan 15, 2021

Much has been said for the past days regarding a certain Sr. Mariano Chiyuto, thus, as a student of our great Capiznon history, I am compelled to write something that would shed light on the matter. I am writing not to promote the business of a single person or to find popularity among his avid […]

Jan 04, 2021

In December 2020, it was reported that the Filipino students trailed behind other countries in the international assessment for mathematics and science for grade 4, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), said. During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Rodrigo Duterte promised to scrap algebra and replaced it with business mathematics. Even Dr. […]

Jan 01, 2021

When Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Alphonsus Tesoro asked me to talk about the liberation of Capiz from the Japanese dominion, I was excited about the said activity. Finally, I could share those guerrilla documents which were mostly written on recycled papers and some were stolen Japanese used papers. But it took me days […]

Dec 12, 2020

In the previous months, the controversial issue was about Miss Universe Capiz Mariam Lara Ashraf, her handlers, and even the radio stations. On October 25, Ilongga beauty queen Rabiya Mateo was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2020 but was attacked by Miss Taguig Sandra Lemonon in her cryptic social media post. Those events somehow reminisced my […]

Dec 05, 2020

In three weeks, the Agriculture sector suffered a P10 billion loss from typhoons “Ulysses,” “Rolly” and “Quinta.” The massive flooding across Luzon and Metro Manila left the local government units helpless as their rescue equipment cannot accommodate the volume of stranded individuals on their rooftops pleading to be rescued. How unfortunate that these took place […]

Dec 05, 2020

Economic hardships take a toll on the Capisnons. For the past few months, I have always encountered posts over social media concerning a friend, relative, or co-worker who is not paying their debts for months or even for years. It seemed that good relationships, which were built over the years, have turned sour, and exchanges […]

Nov 21, 2020

For nearly seven months, the operations of all cockpits were temporarily suspended and cockfighting is prohibited. All cockfighting aficionados mourn for the loss of their hobbies and, for some, their source of income. On the other hand, some housewives and children are secretly happy about it. It means quality time for them. Last October, the […]

Nov 21, 2020

The Capiz Provincial Health Office has reported that 12 Capisnons have already succumbed to COVID-19, and more than 200 positive cases have been recorded. But what is disgusting is the proliferation of “fake news” and mudslingings among political supporters in social media. While fidgeting on my smartphone, I came across this academic journal article of […]

Nov 03, 2020

This year’s Pista sang mga Minatay or All Soul’s Day, all cemeteries are closed to the public. This historic measure aims to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus Disease by banning mass gatherings. Mama Pesing, my grandmother and my aunt—all my beloved departed—are buried at the Sigma Roman Catholic Cemetery. One of the musuleos […]

Oct 25, 2020

On September 3, 2020, the nation has commemorated the 75th year anniversary of the end of World War II in the Philippines. But the majority of the Capisnons did even notice this historic event. As my homage to this milestone in our history, let us revisit the Capisnons’ place in WWII in the Philippines. On […]

Oct 08, 2020

The prolonged community quarantine has caused a 16.5% dip in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the 2nd quarter of 2020. The good news is the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has announced that our agricultural production grew by 0.5%. According to economists, this shows that agriculture is the most resilient sector. Needless to say, we […]

Sep 30, 2020

Going to our office everyday affords me the chance to see the now-overgrowing trees inside the Capiz Provincial Arboretum. According to the Capiz Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, since 2018, this facility has housed 57 varieties of plants already—from fruit-bearing trees to beach forests to upland species. Few years from now, birds will find […]

Sep 28, 2020

Nowadays, ornamental plants are now becoming one of the most sought-after commodities. These growing enthusiasts even call themselves as plantitos, and plantitas—it’s really trending online. Some even take advantage of this and sell their plants even at unreasonable prices. But did you know that many of the barangays in our province derived their names from […]

Sep 06, 2020

After the passage of the controversial Anti-Terror Law, several individuals and groups protested to the Supreme Court on its constitutionality. More than anything, the opposition has argued that the said law may be abused by this administration to harass their critics, thereby giving the National Anti-Terror Council a free hand in tagging them as terrorists. […]

Sputnik V and the Smallpox Vaccinations in Capiz
Sep 03, 2020

Recently much talks have been about Sputnik V, the Covid-19 vaccine registered by the Russians. While many people around the world are happy about this, medical experts doubt its efficacy and safety because it has yet to undergo Phase 3 clinical trial. And because Russian President Vladimir Putin has committed to the Philippines as an […]