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September 30, 2009 at 2:00 am Leave a comment

Gawat and free movies for the oldies

Photobucket The crowd and the traffic during the 4-day sale at SM proof that there is no such thing as “gawat.”

Gawat is that time of the year when farmers are supposedly without money and are awaiting the time for them to harvest their crop.

SM management and tenants were surprised at the turn over of people from Pangasinan, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija who came to take advantage of the low prices on different items on sale.

Tatang Henry Sy once said that he was building malls as one stops shops for people to go to even during times of economic difficulties.

Tatang’s contention is that, in a tropical country such as the Philippines , people can enjoy the airconditioning in the mall as they stroll, eat, watch a movie or just go window shopping.

September 30, 2009 at 1:58 am Leave a comment

Science para sa sapat na pagkain

Photobucket Kasamang Roy, mahirap paniwalaan na ang isang ipinanganak sa uring mayaman na kumandidato bilang papalit sa magre-retire na congressman sa isang distrito sa Pangasinan ay magsisilbi sa uri ng mahihirap.

Alam mo ba na ayon sa latest survey dito sa ating bansa mga 17% na ang nagugutom nating mga kababayan dahil sa epekto ng kawalan ng hanapbuhay?

Ang isang kilo ng sibuyas ay nagkakahalaga ng isang daang piso (P100.00)!

Ang kalagayan ng ating mga kababayan ay kung hindi man malnourished ay undernourished at ang kalagayang ito ay pinatingkad ng kakulangan sa bigas noong isang taon.

Bakit hindi natin magawang mag-produce ng sapat na pagkain para sa lahat ng Pilipino?

Bakit kailangang may nagugutom?

Ang 17 percent ng 90 milyong Pilipino ay 15.3 million nagugutom araw-araw.

September 30, 2009 at 1:55 am Leave a comment

Finally, a Pangasinan full-length movie

By Gabriel Cardinoza
Philippine Daily Inquirer

FINALLY, a full-length movie in the Pangasinan language has been produced, thanks to the pioneering work of Christopher Gozum, a multiawarded independent filmmaker, who is the movie’s director, producer, scriptwriter, sound and video editor, and colorist.

Shot entirely in Pangasinan, “Anacbanua (The Child of the Sun),” will have its premier at the 11th Cinemanila International Film Festival on October 15-25.

The one-hour, 44-minute film is among the finalists in the Digital Lokal Section (Philippine digital films) of the competition.

Gozum, who was born and raised in Bayambang town, said he used the Pangasinan language in the film because it is the breadth and soul of every Pangasinense.

Read the Philippine Daily Inquirer for the full story

September 30, 2009 at 1:50 am Leave a comment

Barangay dads basketball tourney reels off

PhotobucketURDANETA CITY – The Pangasinan 5th District Barangay Kagawad Inter-Town Basketball Tournament 2009 reeled off at the Cultural Center and Sports Complex here on September 26 with a jam packed crowd coming from the towns of Alcala, Sto. Tomas, Bautista, Villasis, Urdaneta City, Laoac, Pozorrubio, Binalonan and Sison.

In a brief opening program, City Mayor Amadeo R. Perez Jr. welcomed the participating teams and the guests expressing his thanks for selecting the city as the host of the tournament’s opening.

5th District Rep. Mark O. Cojuangco extended his thanks to the municipal mayors of the participating towns for supporting the project which he said is part of his physical fitness and sports program for barangay officials in the district.

Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. who graced the event said that the provincial government has developed a sports program not only basketball but other sports events in order for the Pangasinenses to be competitive in regional and n, national and even international sports competitions.

September 29, 2009 at 1:27 am Leave a comment

Martial law remembered

vir2Martial law years from 1972 to 1986 had been regarded by many Filipinos as the darkest era of the Philippine government. On September 21, 1972, then President Ferdinand E. Marcos by stroke of his pen issued Proclamation No. 1081 placing the country under martial law.

To his critics, that was the day when our democracy died; that was the day when the media was gagged and that was the day when authoritarianism ruled the country.

What was the real reason why President Marcos proclaimed martial law? In a booklet entitled “Man Who Leads a Revolution Without Arms” which was lifted from an international magazine, Archipelago, it was written “…President Ferdinand E. Marcos proclaimed martial law in the Philippines, in response to a secessionist movement and rebellion conspired in by both leftist and rightist elements. Its immediate effect was to overturn what many, particularly in the West, used to call the “showcase of American democracy in the Far East.”

September 29, 2009 at 1:24 am Leave a comment

BIR Urdaneta padlocks drug store

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

URDANETA CITY – The Revenue District Office padlocked through “Operation Kandado” chains of Janmark Drug Stores after the management shortchanged the government in tax payment.

RDO head Merlyn Vicente said the closure of these stores was upon the order of tax Commissioner Sixto Esquivias .

According to Assistant RDO-6 Attorney Jo Jaen, business establishments like Janmark weres liable for closure because of 30 percent underpayment in taxes.

September 29, 2009 at 1:23 am 1 comment

Food for kids

Food for kids. Children line up to receive food during Abono Partylist’s and Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero’s supplemental feeding program in Barangay Bonuan-Gueset in Dagupan City.Abono provincial coordinator Lenny Flores (photo below) explains to GMA-7 television reporter the mechanics of the one-month supplemental feeding program.

September 28, 2009 at 8:42 am Leave a comment

Chieftain thanks Escudero, Abono for feeding project

PhotobucketBy Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – Bonuan Gueset village chief Angel Gumarang thanked the Abono Party List for launching a supplemental feeding program for malnourished public school children in this city.

Gueset is the most populated village in Pangasinan and probably in the Ilocos Region, Gumarang said.

He thanked Abono Chair Rosendo So and Senator Escudero for making his turf as the first village in this city to benefit on Abono’s well-known feeding of chicken-ingredient corn porridge.

According to Abono provincial coordinator Lenny Flores, the 502 school children who were treated with “ground-corn caldo” and “champorado” last September 25 were assessed as having below normal weight.

September 28, 2009 at 8:02 am Leave a comment

De Venecia vs. Lomibao; description personae

mortz2Recently, senatorial aspirant Joey de Venecia has brought in Dagupan City some personalities of the Partido ng Masang Pilipino.

Former President Erap Estrada said the party will adopt Gina de Venecia as its guest candidate in the 4th District.

Former Senator Ernesto Maceda told me that there was intent among the members of the Constitutional Commission to allow a former president like Erap to seek again the presidency of the land.

“What the law prohibits is after the term of the seating president ends, he seek immediate reelection. Because it would put into disadvantage his opponent,” he said.

September 28, 2009 at 7:59 am 1 comment

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