Archive for March, 2009

Why elected officials relish cancellation of 2010 election?

PhotobucketA high government official told me that he sensed what I sensed that there is a probability that no election would be held on the May 14, 2010, national and local, as the Supreme Court will be immersed by a Petition of Injunction with Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) lodged into it by Senators questioning the resolution passed by the House of Representatives in going alone (without the Senate) in amending or revising the Constitution for a shift to parliamentary system or/and retention of La Presidenta Gloria de Excesses.

“Kung gagawin nila iyong petition ngayong May — in case the House approves herself with three-fourth votes in acting alone as a Constituent Assembly this coming April — it will take the Supreme Court inhabited by Arroyo appointees to deliberate on it for a year or up to May 2010 that would result for the holding in abeyance of the election,” I said.

Although, he did not expressly told me his agreement on this analogy, his body language shows he relishes it.

March 31, 2009 at 11:33 am 1 comment

Pangasinan Pista’y Dayat 2009: A Summer Spectacle with social relevance

LINGAYEN — Pangasinan Pistay Dayat 2009 offers a complete summer spectacle here that caters to children, teenagers and adults, as the provincial government prepares a series of fun-filled activities infused with social relevance from April 25 to May 2.

The Lingayen beach will host most of the events aimed at raising awareness on environmental concern and preserving the culture and tradition of Pangasinan.

The weeklong celebration is set to kick off with a fluvial parade along the Agno River at eight in the morning of April 25 and a boodle fight at lunchtime in Salasa, Bugallon.

March 30, 2009 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Sta. Barbara hosts model police station in Pangasinan

STA. BARBARA — A model police station, the first state-of-the-art police emergency and assistance center in the Region 1, will soon rise inside the Provincial Nursery in Barangay Tebag East here.

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed on March 10 by Pangasinan Governor, Amado Espino Jr. and PNP Chief, Director General Jesus Verzosa and town police chief, Superintendent Eric Noble.

After the signing of the MOA, Espino and Versoza led the groundbreaking rites for the project.

The agreed plan is to establish a model police station following the vision and design under the PNP Integrated Transformation Program (ITP).

March 30, 2009 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Indian boy robbed

LINGAYEN — Two robbers armed with a handgun robbed an Indian national of his daily collection in Barangay Quibaol, Lingayen.

Supt. Harris Fama, chief of police identified the victim as Balbir Singh, 36, married, businessman and an Indian national with an address at Barangay Tapuac, Dagupan City.

Fama said the victim collecting weekly payment of loans when one o the robbers pointed a gun at him while the other suspect forcibly took his P5,000, a Nokia cellular phone, helmet and his motorcycle with plate number 2771.

The robbers immediately fled using the victim’s motorcycle. Lingayen police recovered the motorcycle along the shoulder road of the river dike in Barangay Talogtog.

Fama advised Indian businessmen to be very vigilant when going around collecting payment.

March 29, 2009 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Calasiao student tops national secondary press confab

A senior student of Precious Minds Montessori and High School came home to ecstatic welcome of teachers, friends and schoolmates and to warm embrace of her family after emerging the top winner in a national journalism tilt.

Elisha Randee G. Vargas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph A. Vargas, bagged the first prize in editorial writing in English at the recently concluded 2009 National Secondary Schools Press Conference in Naga City, Camarines Norte.

March 29, 2009 at 11:19 am 2 comments

Pangasinan is Ilocos’ top tourist destination

Pangasinan is now the number one tourist destination in Region 1 based on the survey conducted by the Department of Tourism.

The province under the leadership of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. posted a record of 41.47% tourist arrivals as compared to Ilocos Norte, the former top grosser in tourism with 35.64%. Two years ago, Pangasinan ranked last in tourist arrivals in the region.

The provincial government is bent on strengthening existing development programs and has been pushing hard for the promotion of tourism in the province as part of the overall development plan of the present administration.

March 28, 2009 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Agri-Expo 09 at pulitikong generals

PhotobucketThe promotion for agricultural development of the province of Pangasinan is once again in the limelight with the second year of the FARMERS AGRI EXPO 2009.

Toto Mortz, basahin mo ito. Ang buhay ng mga lalaki ay may pitong yugto daw.

Ayon sa kuwento, meron daw seven stages sa buhay ng mga lalaki. Ang bawat yugto ng buhay ay pagalingan o tunggalian sa pamamagitan ng pataasan o paramihan.

Pareng Doy, ang unang yugto daw ay from 3 to 8 years old kung sa ang paligsahan ay padamihan ng laruan ang mga bata.

March 27, 2009 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

Bahay pag-asa

SY filesBahay Pag-asa o bahay para sa mga pag-asa ng bayan ang planong itayo sa lalawigan ng Pangasinan. Ito ay upang magkaroon ng pansamantalang tahanan ang mga minor offenders o yaong tinatawag na children in conflict with the law (CICL).

Masayang ibinalita  ni Emil Samson,  ang provincial social walfare and development officer, sa kanyang maikling speech sa isang napakasimpleng programa na ginanap sa pagbubukas ng napakasimpleng opisina ng UGAW Network na pinamumunuan ng  isang mas lalong napakasimple at napaka-matulunging guro na si ate janet albano,. ang pag-apruba ng sangguniang panlalawigan sa isang resolusyon  para sa pagtatayo ng isang rehabilitation center na kanyang papangalanang  bahay pag-asa.

Ito ay para lamang umano sa mga  CICL ng Pangasinan. Ayon kay Samson 50% o higit pa sa mga CICL na nasa Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY) sa Bauang, La Union ay mga taga-Pangasinan kung kaya’t inirekomenmda nito ang pagpapatayo ng sariling center sa lalawigan. Dagdag pa ni Samson mahirap ang maghandle ng CICL at kailangang matutukang maige ang rehabilitasyon ng ating mga CICL.

March 26, 2009 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

De Asis, a disgrace in the police service

eavesdropperLast Thursday (March 19), I was with three media colleagues in Sta. Barbara town – Mortz Ortigoza of this paper, Nancy Ronquillo of Country Mail and Alex Tulao of Regional Examiner — purposely to gather news on the visit of Senator Manuel Villar.

Municipal Administrator Albertini de Guzman told us that the visit of the Senator cum presidentiable was not relayed to the media group. It will be a scoop, I told myself.

With only four newsmen around, we can then ask the good senator many questions. Fortunately, the “talibans” (pseudo newsmen) were there in Sison attending the birthday bash of Mayor Kimi Cojuangco in spite of our warning that the affair was exclusively for the Barangay Health Workers of the fifth district.

And so, we waited for Senator Villar amid the heat of the sun. Good heavens! Albertini kept us relaxed in his air-conditioned office.

March 25, 2009 at 3:58 pm 2 comments

Camacho supports Pasalubong Center

By Brando Cortez

ROSALES-Bayambang Mayor Ricardo M. Camacho visited the Pangasinan’s Best Pasalubong Center at Barangay Carmen West of this town.

Mayor Camacho brought along the much sought after “buro” version of Bayambang and cooked “ginataang kuhol” as he shared lunch with ABONO Party-list Chairman Rosendo O. So.

Also present to savor the delicacies were Nemecio T. Aguilar and Leah M. Rasonable of the National Agribusiness Corporation together with DA RFU I Corn Coordinator Ferdinand Matro and Batangcaoa Punong Barangay Rogelio “Berting” Dumalanta.

March 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

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