EDITORIAL : Pagawaan ng mga pekeng sigarilyo ang isyu, hindi ‘piggery’!


Nalilihis ang isyu ng pagawaan ng mga pekeng sigarilyo na sinalakay ng magkatuwang na puwersa ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) at Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sa Portic, Bugallon kamakailan.

Imbes na pagtuonan ito ng masusing pansin, nakatuon ang depensa ng kampo ni Dong Calugay kung sino ang nagbigay ng permiso sa isang piggery. Hindi yong piggery ang isyu dito kundi kung paano nagkaroon ng lihim na pagawaan ng mga pekeng sigarilyo sa likod ng piggery na pag-aari diumano ng isang Danilo Calugay.

Sa isang pulong pamamahayag, sinabi ni Bugallon Mayor Jumel Espino na hindi siya naglabas ng permiso ng piggery na kinatigan naman ng kanyang kuya na si Gobernador Amado Espino III at amang kongresista nga ika-limang Distrito Amado T. Espino Jr. Itinuturo na ang nagbigay diumano ng permiso ng piggery ay si Portic Barangay Captain Edilberto Orduña na kanya namang pinabulaanan din sa isang pulong pamamahayag. (more…)

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December 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Political bullying


It’s still three and a half months before the official campaign for local candidates and yet it seems that the political heat in Pangasinan has already reached its peak. Tarpaulins that have been installed by the Celeste camp in every municipality in the province are now being torn down or destroyed. The perpetrators could not be ascertained as of now. The reasons why they are doing that are also utterly incomprehensible. This is a political bullying.

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The areas where these tarpaulins have been destroyed are in Bocboc West, Aguilar, Calasiao, Labrador, Tayug, Sto. Tomas and in Alcala. Apparently, this kind of action, perpetrated by whoever, is a sign of cowardice and a menace in a political fair play.

Amid these incidents, it’s good that Alaminos City Mayor and gubernatorial aspirant Arthur F. Celeste has maintained his cool and calm composure. Not even a nary of disgust could be discerned on his face. He is telling his supporters to be calm as well. Those tarpaulins, he said, can be replaced but retaliating with those perpetrators is an unhealthy move as it will just add more fire to the kindling heat of politics in the province. (more…)

December 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Myrna Paraguas-Custodio runs for Congress


               PANGASINAN SIXTH DISTRICT FOR SIXTH PANGASINAN DISTRICT

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

TAYUG- A lady veterinarian will run for the congressional seat of the sixth district – Myrna Paraguas-Custodio.

She will be running against outgoing Tayug Mayor Tyrone Agabas, belying reports that Agabas is unopposed for the position.

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Myrna Paraguas-Custodio

Paraguas- Custodio, a native of San Nicolas town, and at present residing in Carriedo, Tayug, filed her certificate of candidacy for Representative of the 6th District at the Commission on Elections office in Dagupan City.

“ I am offering myself as an alternative candidate for the people of the 6th District. My decision to run for the Congress was a fruit of consultation with my family, municipal officials and leaders in the District who are supporting me. It was a decision, which I think, will give the electorates a choice on whom to vote as their representative in the Congress,” Custodio said. (more…)

December 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

Jolo Revilla lauds Pangasinan village heads


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ALAMINOS CITY- Movie actor and Cavite Vice Governor Ramon “Jolo” Revilla III lauded the more than 1,300 barangay captains of Pangasinan during the “Barangay Captains’ Day” held at the Don Leopoldo Sison Convention Center here on December 15.

The event was organized by the Provincial Federation of Liga ng Mga Barangay headed by its President Arth Bryan C. Celeste as a Christmas gathering among the village heads.

Revilla said that the barangay captains carry three functions in their villages- executive because they supervise the plans and programs, legislative because they head the Sangguniang Barangay and judiciary because they lead the Lupong Tagapamayapa to conciliate cases under the Katarungang Pambarangay (Barangay Justice System).

“ You are working hard. The national government will not be effective in the implementation of its programs and projects without you in the frontline of village services,” he said. (more…)

December 16, 2018 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Celeste, Lambino grace village leaders’ Christmas Party


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

UMINGAN- Alaminos City and gubernatorial aspirant Mayor Arthur F. Celeste and vice gubernatorial aspirant Mark Ronald DG. Lambino were warmly welcomed by the municipal officials and village leaders of this town during their Christmas Party in the evening of December 8.

Amid smiles and applauses from the crowd, Celeste and Lambino took time to shake hands with the village leaders, both past and incumbents, from the 58 villages of this town and exchanged pleasantries with them.

They were accompanied by Mayor Michael M. Cruz who said their presence in the event made the affair even more exciting and happier for the leaders.

In his message, Mayor Cruz endorsed the candidacies of Celeste and Lambino who, he said, are both good friends. (more…)

December 16, 2018 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

LEADERS ALL


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 Sixth District Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas and Alaminos City Mayor and gubernatorial aspirant Arthur F. Celeste are enjoying the presentation of the health workers during the 6th District 13th Congress for Barangay Health Workers (BHWs), Barangay Service Point Officers (BSPOs) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) held at the Tayug Gymnasium last December 8. With them is vice gubernatorial aspirant Mark Lambino. VIRGIL MAGANES

December 13, 2018 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

Imee graces LGBT’s ‘Reyna ng mga Barangay’


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- Ilocos Norte Governor and senatorial aspirant Imee Marcos lauded the contribution of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community here in community building.

 She also lauded them for their talents in the field of fashion and arts.

Marcos was in this city during the Miss Gay Pageant-Reyna ng mga Barangay held at the city’s Cultural and Sports Center last December 3.

“You are partners in our quest for progressive communities. Your contributions in the field of arts, fashion and other endeavors have proven that the LGBTs are assets in community development. You should be honored and not to be discriminated by the community,” she said. (more…)

December 12, 2018 at 8:31 pm Leave a comment

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