Archive for August 17, 2009

DILG chief visits Pangasinan


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DILG CHIEF AT THE CAPITOL. Gov. Amado Espino Jr. welcomes Interior and Local Government secretary Ronaldo Puno to the capitol during the secretary’s visit in Lingayen last August 14. Also in photo are Vice Gov. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas and First District Rep. Arthur Celeste.

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August 17, 2009 at 5:12 am Leave a comment

Malasiqui mayor faces graft case, lifestyle check; says he is law-abiding


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

MALASIQUI -– The Citizens Movement Against Corruption, Crime, Illegal Drugs and Gambling (CMCCIG) of this town has asked the Ombudsman to file anti-graft and corrupt practices case against Mayor Armando Domantay for entering into a contract “grossly disadvantageous to the government.”

The contract was with the Magic Group of Companies, which planned to construct a mall in the area.

The CMCCIG, in the complaint filed on August 7, said Domantay leased a 1,100-square meter lot adjacent to the municipal hall, at only P25,000 a month or P300,000 yearly for 40 years.
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August 17, 2009 at 5:06 am 4 comments

A corrupt BIR examiner?


mortz2According to a new Commission on Election rulings, filing of candidacy for all political aspirants – from president to municipal councilor – will be on November 1 to 30, 2009.

It’s a double whammy for the Filipinos.

Imagine, they don’t only celebrate Christmas, but politician running for public office will be obliged to give goodies and monies to the masses who have not experienced this kind of generosity since time immemorial.

As the 2010 national and local polls come nearer, some aspirants are busy filing cases in court against incumbent officials they are not only going to challenge, but they must put into bad light.

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August 17, 2009 at 4:57 am Leave a comment

Binmaley mayor eyeing a congressional seat?


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

BINMALEY -– The mayor of this first class town would neither confirm nor deny rumors in the political circle that he was eyeing the second congressional seat if the incumbent congressman runs for another office.

Mayor Simplicio “Sam” Rosario told reporters that he would not comment on the query if he will step down from his mayoral post and run for the congressional office in the May 10, 2010 poll.

He however said that there were public and private individuals in the said district who goad him to lead them in congress after hearing and reading news stories that their Rep. Victor Agbayani is bent to stage a comeback against incumbent Governor Amado T. Espino next year.
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August 17, 2009 at 4:54 am Leave a comment


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