Archive for July, 2009

Mobile phones used as teaching aids

textURDANETA CITY– Eleven public elementary schools in this city can now use mobile phones to teach Math, Science and English.

This is through the Text2Teach project which uses 3G-enabled mobile phones like Nokia N95 with a an application called Nokia Education Delivery (NED)

Through the system, the teachers can access almost 400 video clips of lessons in the three major subjects from the mobile phones. They can connect the phones to television sets which the childen can view and later discuss.

July 31, 2009 at 1:10 am Leave a comment

Police raid shabu den, nets five user

LINGAYEN – The special operations group (SOG) of the provincial government raided on July 20 a suspected drug den in sitio Aliguas in Dagupan where they apprehended an alleged drug pusher and five users.

Supt. Wilson Lopez, SOG chief, identified the illegal drug personality as Mary Ann Cruz, 32, known as “Micmic” in the area. She is reportedly active in selling shabu to students and drivers using her residence to trade illegal drugs.

The police also apprehended Ona Paragas, 25; Mix Mejia, 16; Lolita Orata, 31, Ronnie “Bolik” Cruz,40, and Norman Tinte, 34, who were in the act of sniffing shabu when the police barged into Cruz’ shanty.

July 31, 2009 at 1:09 am Leave a comment

Police faces homicide case for shooting police

LINGAYEN– The provincial police filed last week a case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against a police assigned in Agno town who accidentally shot a fellow police July 20.

Police report showed that the M16 rifle held by PO1 Zaldy Gonzales Cortez accidentally went off, shooting and killing PO3 Joseph Abongan, 34.

Inspector Wildredo Cabanayan, Agno town of police, said he headed a team including Cortez and Abongan (who was driving), which was aboard a patrol on its way to Bangan Oda village to check reports about rampant firing of guns in the area.

July 31, 2009 at 1:07 am Leave a comment

Dialysis Center: Fruit of love among people who care

folk danceLingayen — The establishment of the first public dialysis center in Pangasinan is not just a realization of every indigent Pangasinense who has renal ailment and in need of affordable treatment but a fruit of love among people who care.

This was attested by Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. as he earlier expressed commendations to the people behind the realization of the newly-opened Mayor Julian Resuello Dialysis Center located at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital in San Carlos City .

The conception stage of the ‘dream project’ started last year with an e-mail item sent by Neill Mosqueda of Bridge of Life DaVita Medical Mission to Peter Cayaban, a former nurse in the same organization who retired and went home to Alcala town, his birth place.

July 30, 2009 at 1:04 am Leave a comment

Chiz: Telcos can further slash cost of calls

Opposition Sen. Chiz Escudero welcomed an order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) directing cellular phone companies to lower the pulse metering rate from 60 seconds to 6 seconds, but said this can be further slashed down to 3 seconds.

Escudero said the NTC order, barring any opposition from the telecommunication companies, will greatly aid millions of Filipino cellphone users in this time of economic crisis.

“At this point, every centavo counts. Savings from telephone calls will go a long way in coping with the current financial crisis that has affected the country,” he said.

July 30, 2009 at 1:03 am Leave a comment

Dahil sa takot

susan2“Maraming krimen ang nagaganap sa lalawigan. . . Ang tunay na shepherd ay hindi makasarili. . . Magkakaroon lamang tayo ng tunay na kapayapaan kung makakamit natin ang katarungan.”

Ito ay nakasaad sa pastoral letter ni Archbishop Oscar Cruz na binasa ng pari sa misa noong araw ng Linggo.

Dahil sa takot, hindi nabigyan si Zharlene ng pagkakataong malampasan ang kamatayan. Takot ang mga taong lumabas at tumulong sa kaniya.

Dahil sa takot, ayaw lumantad ng mga testigo upang mabigyan ng hustisya ang brutal na pagpatay sa kanya.

July 30, 2009 at 1:00 am Leave a comment

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July 29, 2009 at 1:50 am Leave a comment

50% price cut on drugs

PhotobucketThe expired drugs unearthed in the Capitol grounds of Pangasinan may be the catalyst for Rep. Victor Agbayani to regain the Capitol.

The setting of maximum retail prices for selected drugs may be the catalyst for scarcity of drugs.

The people’s access to medicines is greatly reduced by high prices not to mention high poverty levels, low government subsidy and backward state of health consciousness of the people.

According to the pharmaceutical industry, almost 90 percent of drugs sold are locally produced but local drug companies are mainly compounders, formulators and packagers.

July 29, 2009 at 1:44 am 1 comment

Hindi magiging Presidente si Noli De Castro

PhotobucketSa ating kasaysayang pampulitika, Si Emmanuel Pelaez ay naging Vice President ni President Diosdado Macapagal.

Ngayon, si Noli de Castro ay Vice President ni President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Hindi naging Presidente si Emanuel Pelaez.

Hindi rin magiging President si Noli De Castro.

July 29, 2009 at 1:41 am Leave a comment

CDA urges coops to confirm registration

PhotobucketBy Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- All cooperatives in the country has until March 23, 2010 to confirm their registration with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in consonance with the new Philippine Cooperative Code otherwise known as Republic Act 9520.

This was bared by CDA Regional Director Ernesto Z. Rosario during the orientation-seminar on the salient features of RA 9520 held at the Cultural Center and Sports Complex here last July 22.

The orientation-seminar was attended by more than 180 cooperative delegates coming from districts 1, 5 and 6 in the province.

July 28, 2009 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

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