Archive for May 18, 2009

4 generals gear for 2010 polls in Pangasinan

PhotobucketBy Gabriel Cardinoza
Philippine Daily Inquirer

DAGUPAN CITY– Three retired generals and another in the active service have been very visible in their hometowns in Pangasinan province, fanning speculations that they were positioning themselves for the 2010 elections.

Presidential Management Staff chief Hermogenes Esperon Jr., a former military chief, has been visiting his hometown Asingan and other towns in the province’s sixth district almost weekly for job fairs, medical missions and inspections of government projects.

Land Transportation Office chief Arturo Lomibao, a former national police chief, has also been frequenting his hometown Mangaldan and other towns in the fourth district.

Retired police deputy director general Ismael Rafanan has been visiting Villasis, his hometown.

The only active police official often seen in this province is Director Leopoldo Bataoil, the integrated police chief for Northern Luzon, who has been going around Lingayen, his hometown.

Full story in Philippine Daily Inquirer

May 18, 2009 at 6:28 am Leave a comment

Urdaneta mayor off to US; Parayno is acting mayor

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- For 13 days starting on May 9, Mayor Amadeo R. Perez will be out of the country and will fulfill his speaking engagements in the Hawaii and California, USA, where he will induct the officers of the Associations of Urdanetanians.

Mayor Perez announced this during an interview, noting that his travel will not be shouldered by the city government but by his personal funds.

“I am traveling to the US through the invitations of my city mates where I will be inducting the officers of the various Urdanetanians Associations in Hawaii and California specifically in Honolulu, San Diego and San Francisco. Not a single centavo will be spent by the city government for my travel,” Perez said.

May 18, 2009 at 4:28 am Leave a comment

Lack of new investors does not disappoint taxman

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

CALASIAO – The tax target of P 1.5 Billion for the entire year of 2009 ordered by the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Manila to its Revenue District Office – 4 Chief Joseph Catapia is a tall-order.

But it has not dampened the determination of the newly installed Catapia as he and his subordinates have geared-up to exhaust all the necessary measures to jack-up tax collection 23 percent higher than the P 1.3 billion it collected last year.

He explained since there are no and big industries in the district composed of two cities and 14 towns, “we have to rely on the traditional taxpayers who have been paying taxes before,” he explained.

May 18, 2009 at 4:26 am Leave a comment

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