Archive for August 25, 2009

KBP forum

kbpCHEAPER MEDICINES LAW. Renato Padilla (3rd from left) head of Bureau of Food and Drugs Dagupan office bares that chain drug stores in Region 1 like Mercury Drug have already reduced prices of medicines up to 50 percent as per monitoring since August 15. Guesting at the weekly KBP Forum Thursday along with Dr. Cielo Almoite (2nd from left) of the provincial health office, Padilla says that he is going around private hospitals in Pangasinan to monitor their compliance to the voluntary price reduction scheme. Almoite says that all provincial government – operated hospitals in Pangasinan have already slashed prices of drugs sold in hospital pharmacies even before the enaction of the cheaper medicines law. Mediamen present are( from left) Danny Sagun of PIA – Pangasinan, Bernie Errasquin of DZMQ – Radyo ng Bayan. Venus Tamondong of Energy – FM and Noel Sibayan of Love Radio. (PIA Photo)

August 25, 2009 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

Councilor faces Guico in Binalonan mayoralty race

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

BINALONAN- A municipal councilor here is set to challenge the political reign of the Guicos in the 2010 local polls.

Councilor Francis Melville V. Tinio, a lawyer, told this paper that he was presenting himself to his townmates as an alternative candidate for municipal mayor and face incumbent Vice Mayor Ramon Guico III who is groomed to take over the town’s reign from his father.

Mayor Ramon Guico, Jr. is already on his last term and will be fielding his son to replace him.

August 25, 2009 at 7:17 am 3 comments

Political butterflies

vir2As election time is fast approaching, expect that our present crop of politicians will be shifting their allegiance from one political party to another. This transfer of allegiance shows their disloyalty to the party where they belong. What they have in mind is only the desire to win- never mind if the political principles they once have in the other party are not congruent to the new one.

In the local political parlance, such actions of our politicians make them “political butterflies.” Why this is so? Because they are likened to the butterflies that are hopping from one flower to another, trying to sip the best nectar they could ever get. And this is the same thing among politicians. They will shift to another party, especially parties that are popular, because they want to have strong backing- campaign funds included.

This practice is not Greek to the Pinoy politicians. They want to preserve their power. They want maybe to show to the electorates that regardless of political parties they belong to, still they could muster enough votes .This kind of political system in the country is one way of destroying the fibers of national stability.

August 25, 2009 at 7:14 am Leave a comment

Urdaneta to construct sanitary landfill

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

DAGUPAN CITY- “In three or more years from now, the city’s garbage problem will become worse. At present, 80 tons of garbage and wastes are gathered from only five villages –Poblacion, San Vicente, Anonas, Dilan-Paurido and Bayaoas. We have to act now.”

Thus said Urdaneta City Mayor Amadeo R. Perez, Jr. before a group of newsmen during the Pangasinan Press Club’s Engkwentro sa Lenox here on August 19.

He said that the city shall be securing P220 million loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to finance the proposed sanitary landfill. The project is in compliance with Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological and Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

August 25, 2009 at 7:13 am Leave a comment

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