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Tarlac officials

CROWD. Barangay officials from the towns of San Manuel, Paniqui, Moncada, Pura, Ramos and Anao are in attendance during the awarding of Gulayan at Maisan sa Barangay held at the Moncada Auditorium on September 1.

September 12, 2009 at 1:54 am Leave a comment

Q & A: ‘Arroyo will seek asylum in the Caribbean or Spain’- JDV

PhotobucketVeteran politician former Speaker Jose de Venecia is not only known as a rabble-rouser, but is also known to have the grasp of the intricacies and nuances of international and local politics. After being toppled from the speakership that he held for a record-breaking five-year term, he becomes critical of President Gloria M. Arroyo.

Northern Watch Correspondent Mortz C. Ortigoza asked him about different issues during an interview at the conference room at the fish farm of Dagupan Mayor Alipio Fernandez Jr.

Northern Watch: We know President Gloria M. Arroyo may be sued with non-bailable crime like plunder after her term ends next year, would she impose martial law to save her neck?

Jose de Venecia (JDV): I’ve been saying that, I’ve been saying that! I’ve been saying that if there is a failure of election a few weeks or a few days before June 30 (the end of the President’s term), there will be a declaration of a failure of election from the first week of May to 30 days after May.

NW: Can we expect a coup where reform-minded members of the military who are angry at the Arroyo Administration, launch a military take-over to topple the president whom they suspect wants to prolong her stay in office?

JDV: That’s possible, that’s possible! Pero uunahan sila ng Malacanang (but the Palace will preempt them). Malacanang will engineer a self-coup against itself. The quo-plotters will only move to extend her term. That’s their objective.

September 12, 2009 at 1:41 am Leave a comment

Pangasinan town honors famous literary son

By Gabriel Cardinoza
Philippine Daily Inquirer

BINALONAN, Pangasinan, Philippines – This eastern Pangasinan town honored its most famous son, Carlos Bulosan, through a series of literary contests on Friday, the writer’s 53rd death anniversary.

The commemoration started with a floral offering at a marker in Barangay Sto. Niño, where Bulosan was born on Nov. 2, 1911.

“This is just our simple way of remembering him. We are very proud of him because he is the only Binalonan resident who is known internationally,” said Councilor Francis Melville Tinio, chair of the council’s committees on education and culture and ordinances and legal matters.

Read full story in the Philippine Daily Inquirer

September 12, 2009 at 1:40 am 2 comments

Democracy back not thru only one family, says FVR’s nephew

By Venus H. Sarmiento

DAGUPAN CITY -– It was People Power, and not only one family, that brought back democracy in the country, a former congressman said Thursday.

Ranjit Shahani, a nephew of former President Fidel V. Ramos and who also served as vice governor, pointed out that many other people were involved in the restoration of democracy.

“We must not forget that there were other people who were instrumental in bringing back democracy in our country, hindi lang isang pamilya,” Shahani told a group of mediamen at the KBP forum held at the Philippine Information Agency office here.

September 12, 2009 at 1:39 am Leave a comment

GSIS database now working

DAGUPAN CITY -– The Government Service Insurance System database system is now working properly following a crash sometime in March.

But GSIS regional Manager Belen T. James said that while the agency’s database in the regional office located in this city has now recovered, there are still some cases that need more attention.

“We ask apology to all GSIS members who were affected by the crash of our system, but everything is ok now. Remittances have now been posted, but we still ask for more patience from our members as we are still fixing some things,” James said.

September 12, 2009 at 1:37 am Leave a comment

Provincial government gears for excellence

Lingayen — More than the physical rehabilitation, the provincial government has adopted various programs that is geared towards professionalism, excellence and the cultural transformation of the bureaucracy.

This was reported by Human Resources Management Office (HRMO) Officer-in-Charge Janet Asis in a meeting with the Provincial Productivity and Quality Team (PPQT), September 3 at the Capitol Conference Room.

Asis said that since the start of Governor Amado T. Espino Jr.’s tenure in July 2007, various ways were initiated involving long and tedious process of clarifying basic roles and functions of every employee to come up with the needed cultural reform within the provincial workforce.

September 12, 2009 at 1:33 am Leave a comment

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