Archive for May 20, 2009

Free hair cut


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FREE HAIR CUT. A boy gets a free haircut from Mayor Reynaldo Velasco (left) at the Banaoang Central School in Sta. Barbara town in preparation for the school opening next month. At left is Supt. Eric Noble, the town’s chief of police, who hatched the idea. The free haircut coincides with the medical and dental mission in the school.

May 20, 2009 at 3:33 am Leave a comment

EAVESDROPPER: Political labeling


PhotobucketSOMETIMES, I could not understand why an employee, who has been associated with one politician, is perpetually branded as “bata-bata” or a “boy of this and that politician.” At most, it’s a form of an ego massage, especially if one was or has been associated with a very good leader. But then, the continuous labeling, even after the association, is no longer euphoric to hear but a bane.

Yes, Toto Mortz, I get irked when you always introduce me to other people as “Agbayani boy”. I get irritated because I’ve never been a “boy” of the Agbayanis, I’ve never been their muchacho and never dreamed to be one.

My association with the late grand old man Aguedo F. Agbayani, who I still revere and adore until now, was not political. I was employed before in the provincial government not because of any political alliance or backing but due to my professional competence. Remember this Toto Mortz, I worked with them and not for them, so please stop that perpetual labeling.
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May 20, 2009 at 3:11 am 1 comment

SM City Rosales Phase II opens


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ROSALES- Shoppers from Pangasinan and neighboring provinces can now have a complete experience of total shopping, leisure and entertainment at the SM City Rosales, which opened its second phase last May 15.

The second phase consisted of a department store, food court and four cinemas.

The opening was led by owner Henry Sy and prominent personalities in the province composed of former Agrarian Secretary Conrado F. Estrella, 6th District Rep. Conrad M. Estrella III, Abono Party-list Robert Raymund M. Estrella, Jr., Vice Governor Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Rosales Mayor Ricardo V. Revita, Presidential Management Staff Secretary Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr. and national artists Bien Lumbera and Francisco Sionil Jose.
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May 20, 2009 at 3:10 am Leave a comment

Malacañang brings jobs, livelihood programs to Pangasinan


ASINGAN — Malacañang brought jobs and rolled out microfinance and livelihood opportunities in Pangasinan last May 15 for Eastern Pangasinan in an effort to mitigate the impact of the global economic crisis.

Secretary Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) led a civic action project at the Francisco Sports Complex in Asingan, Pangasinan, where he hails from.

According to Esperon, the civic action showcased government programs offering livelihood, employment and application assistance, and an information campaign on government efforts to mitigate the effects of the global economic crisis.
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May 20, 2009 at 3:08 am Leave a comment


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