P8.9B earmarked for nutrition programs in 2017 budget—Poe


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Eastern barangays are new Gilon-Gilon champs


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April 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Is NFA’s boss Aquino a hypocrite?


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“If National Food Authority’s Administrator Jason Aquino signed the approval of the three import permits of rice while he fought for the suspension of its importation through the private sector as they prejudice the price of palay in the middle of the harvest season, is Aquino a hypocrite?”
This was my poser to anti-smuggling Samahang Industriya Agrikultura (SINAG) chair Rosendo So when he guested recently my radio program.
Mr. So told me Aquino has a problem.
“Iyon ang isang problema. Kung hindi mo na aprubahan lahat, huwag mo aprubahan,” he stressed.
In his squabble with a cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr. and Undersecretary Maia Chiara Halmen Valdez, Aquino, a PMYer and recommendee of Paulo Duterte, argued as reported by the media that the importation of rice could pull down the price of palay in the middle of a bumper harvest season in March and April this year.

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April 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment

Dagupan hotels fully booked for Bangus Fest


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY – Rooms in major and medium scales hotels in this city have been fully booked  a week after the start of the month long  Bangus Festival 2017 that began last March 31.
City Tourism Chief Sharon Maramba said as of late March, hotel rooms in this City proper were already reserved.
“Nag booked para sa mga judges sa Gilon-Gilon Festival of the North pati iyong (inaudible) trainers wala na po that’s three weeks ago. So we don’t have enough hotels,” she said during a press conference held at the Atrium in CSI Stadia last April 6.
As of the first week of April, she cited, hotels and resorts at the outskirts of the city would have already been booked, too.
“So in terms of occupancy sobrang mataas o fully booked na sa city (proper) na hotel. Fully booked na sila.”
Maramba advised tourists to avail of hotels at the neighboring towns of Mangaldan, Calasiao, Binmaley, and Lingayen.

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April 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

 Malasiqui faces more than P75M debts–Geslani


April 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

Former Bani village head killed


Virgilio Sar. Maganes
BANI- A former village head received several gunshots inside his home that caused his instant death in Colayo village here last April 10.
Police officers identified the victim as Conrado Huellas, 77 years old, married and a resident of the place.
Police investigation disclosed that at about 9:00 in the evening of said date, the victim together with his wife were inside their room after viewing a television program when they heard a sound that was believed to come from a busted electrical transformer.
After several minutes, the wife saw a bullet of  caliber 45 at the house window, which was followed by several sounds of gun shots.

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April 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

 Celeste to drug surrenderers: Live a reformed life


 By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
BOLINAO- “Don’t go back to your dangerous and troubled lives because of using illegal drugs. Live a reformed life.”
This was the message conveyed by first District Rep. Jesus “Boying” Celeste to the 534 drug surrenderers of this town recently at the Don Raymundo Celeste Sports Complex following the declaration of this town as “drug-cleared” by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
He was joined by village heads, Municipal Councilor Rudy Caacbay, Chair of Peace and Order Committee of the Sangguniang Bayan dito, Liga ng mga Barangay President Romeo Celeste, Mayor Arnold DF Celeste and Vice Mayor Dr. Alfon F. Celeste who was represented by Sangguniang Bayan Secretary Ayar Montemayor.
Celeste said that the surrenderers’ families will lead miserable lives if they will not shun totally the use of the illegal drugs.
” Even your friends and relatives will go away from you. You will be like criminals as the police elements will be after you. You will be slaves of the drug pushers when you are addicted to it,” Celeste said as a reminder to the drug surrenderers to lead new lives.
He further said that the village officials, municipal officials and his office will always be there to help them renew their lives.

April 24, 2017 at 7:56 pm Leave a comment

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