Ateneo De Naga high school 1980

Those who do not remember history are bound to live through it again.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Attorney Arecio "Edong" Rendor for Provincial Board member 3rd district of Albay

As the Philippine 2010 elections looms before us, it is important that we reflect on the choices that we will make at the polls. Be always aware that the leaders that will be elected will influence the direction and development of our country.

In the incoming elections, there is a candidate that is known to have the interest and welfare of the people in his heart. His name is Attorney Arecio “Edong” Relato Rendor Jr., and he is running for Provincial Board member in the third district of Albay.

Edong Rendor was born in Ilaor Sur, Oas Albay. He studied in St. Peter’s Academy in Polangui, Albay and later transferred to St. Benedict’s Academy in Guinobatan, Albay where he graduated with honors. He continued his studies in Ateneo De Naga high school and was awarded a first honorable mention for academic excellence when he graduated in 1980.
Mr. Rendor moved to Manila and enrolled in De La Salle University where he majored in two courses which are AB History and Political science. Because of his personal drive to excel academically, his name was consistently included in the university's deans list. Mr. Rendor became part of the accelerated class of his course because he surpassed the expectations of his professors . He graduated in 1983 and was awarded second honor for academic excellence. He pursued a course in Law in the University of Santo Tomas and graduated in 1987. He was admitted to the Philippine BAR in 1989.

During the next decade after he became a lawyer, he worked as a Legislative Liaison Officer for the following government institutions:

*Department of National Defense

*Office of Undersecretary Leonardo Quisumbing

*Undersecretary for Civilian Relations
(Assigned to The House of Representatives, October 1988 to October 30, 1989)

*Acted as Legislative Assistant to Undersecretary Quisumbing

*Acted as Liaison Officer to fastrack the passage of the AFP-DND-PNP Legislative Agenda of then Secretary of National Defense, later President of the Republic of the Philippines, Fidel V. Ramos.

Attorney Edong Rendor became a municipal councilor for Oas, Albay in 2001 and has held the position to the present day. He has also been a partner in law firm of Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra & Sison law office in Manila since 2001.

From 2004 to 2007, Attorney Rendor became the Ex-Oficio member for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Albay. He was the provincial Federation President of the Philippine Councilors League.

From June 2007 through March 2008, Attorney Rendor was the Interim National President of the Philippine Councilor’s League (PCL). He also became the Interim Secretary General for the Union of Local Authorities Of the Philippines from October 2007 through March 2008.

Below are just a few of his important achievements during his political career:

1. Authored the plan for the comprehensive land use plan of the municipality of Oas, Albay

2. Authored the plan for the Provincial Ordinance Against Trafficking of Women and children in the province of Albay.

3. Conducted Medical Missions in the various barangays of Oas, Albay with medicines donated by Senator Juan Flavier and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office through the help of Senator Loren Legarda.

4. Distributed books to the different elementary and high schools in the same municipality, with said books being donated by the city of Makati. All these were at no expense on the part of the Municipality of Oas.

Attorney Edong Rendor’s extensive experience in serving the people of Albay places him as the people’s choice in serving as a Provincial Board member of the third district of Albay.

On the polls on May 10, 2010, please vote for Attorney “Edong” Rendor for Provincial Board Member of the 3rd district of Albay because a vote for Edong is a vote for progress and change.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Game three analysis

Our high school basketball team had a tough game 3. Our opponent was high school Batch 86 and they have towering players that played a fast game and dominated most of the rebounds. During the first two minutes of the game, our opponents took a large leap on the scoreboard and had our team trailing behind by 10 points. Batch 86 kept a 2-digit score lead on our team through out the game. On the last stretch, their lead widened even more. When the game ended, the final score was 40-56 with batch 86 bagging the game.

Despite the wide gap in score, our team spirit was high. Our team players battled it out with our opponents in an effort to defend our team’s honor! Though we lost the game, we made our opponents work hard to earn every point in their scoreboard. Everybody did their best and were happy to share their post game review. Here are a few post game 3 analysis coming from our players that identifies our game handicaps:

Francis Alarkon - “Our coach was not present during the game which caused us to lose track of our game plan . Everything was fluid and the team play was a bit chaotic.”

Jun Imperial - “Our team is accustomed to playing basketball late in the afternoon because our players had been used to our normal basketball practice that is scheduled at 7pm. Had game 3 been scheduled late in the afternoon, our team would have performed much better.“

Albert Villafuerte - “Our opponent’s flashy pink uniforms was a pesky distraction to our players! Our players did not apply brute force during the game and were careful not to injure any of the pink players. Everybody in our team transformed into a well behaved gentlemen and softened up when releasing a shot or while defending our basket.”

There you are, my gentle batchmates! Our loss to batch 86 was attributed to these 3 main factors: Absentee coach, Game schedule and Opponent’s fancy colored uniform.

We await our next basketball game and we invite available batchmates to join and cheer us up . Your presence will add energy to our team.

Come on guys , let us rally Mighty 80 and make us all proud of our team! It is not winning the game that counts. It is the camaraderie that these games produces that matters! (And also equally important is the main attaction—Hot food available to our team after every game.)