Archive for August 18, 2009

Abono, Chiz feed Villasis schoolkids

feeding3By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS — Pupils, parents and teachers queued to have their cups of mais caldo, mais soup, mais ginataan and mais kutsinta in a supplemental feeding conducted at Villasis Central School here last August 12.

A total of 216 grades 1-3 pupils from Barraca Community School, San Nicolas Elementary School, West Poblacion Elementary School, Puelay Elementary School, San Blas Elementary School and Villasis Central School.

The feeding was sponsored by the Abono Party-list, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero and the municipal officials of the town.

Dr. Josefina G. Robina, principal of the host school and OIC-Supervisor of District I, was elated by the project extended by the sponsors.

August 18, 2009 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Why zero in on La Presidenta’s expenses?

vir2Just over the weekend, media practitioners in Metro Manila were feasting on the reported expenses of La Presidenta Gloria and her entourage during her travel to the United States of America (USA) particularly in Washington ’s White House to meet President Barack Obama, and in New York City.

Media reports said that La President spent more or less USD 30,000.00 or roughly P1.7 million for hotel accommodations and food. Oppositions and critics of the President kept on ranting that the amount was sooo big that it could have been used to feed the poor Filipinos. And that the President and her entourage were not supposed to spent that much considering that we are a poor and third country.

I could not understand the wisdom of our media colleagues in blowing out of proportion the expenses of the president and her entourage- congressmen, senators and cabinet secretaries. We must put into our minds that USA is a first world country, thus the cost of living is high- hotels, restaurants, malls and other establishments are paid in dollars. The USD 30,000.00 is just like P30,000.00 in the country. What’s wrong is that we are converting the pesos into dollars which is not appropriate for this particular case.

August 18, 2009 at 7:40 am Leave a comment

Panelco elections push through

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY — The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) has approved the elections of board of directors of the Pangasinan Electric Cooperative III (Panelco).

This was after the incumbent board members passed a resolution which requested the CDA for them to hold the elections.

Board Resolution No. 42-s-06-2009, dated June 30, 2009 said the cooperative has already completed requirements for permanent registration with the said agency and that it was now appropriate to hold district elections.

August 18, 2009 at 7:36 am Leave a comment

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