Archive for September 15, 2009

Chiz says no to irrigation fees


By Brando Cortez

LINGAYEN — Opposition Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero impressed a crowd of presidents of different irrigators’ associations representing the first, second and third districts of Pangasinan as he batted for the scrapping of irrigation fees that farmers have been paying for the use of government infrastructure.

The farmers burst into applause after Escudero spoke of his observation that the farmers are being charged fees for infrastructure constructed from the people’s taxes while the rich do not pay anything when they use government infrastructure.

Escudero attended a forum of irrigators here during his recent visit to several towns of Pangasinan.


September 15, 2009 at 1:53 am Leave a comment

A bruised ego over NFA rice diversion

vir2The coming in of SM City Rosales is a welcome development for the town. It’s not only providing jobs to many residents in the town but also to those from other neighboring municipalities. Indirectly, the economy of Rosales is boosted along with the mushrooming of eateries in front of it.

While progress of the town is seen with its construction and operations, SM City Rosales is also a hazard to many pedestrians- those coming from work from warehouses and other establishments in its vicinity. Have you not observed that many pedestrians can be vulnerable to vehicular accidents? The sidewalks in front the building have been enclosed with steel rails such that pedestrians have to walk along the road. Yes, Pareng Brando….along the road and not on the sidewalks. Are those paved sidewalks with tiles are meant for pedestrians or are they only decorative structures?

I know that the management of SM City Rosales is aware of this and thinking of the welfare of its thousands customers. Why don’t they place the steel rails just behind the paved sidewalks or at least open a gate just behind the Caltex gasoline station?

September 15, 2009 at 1:50 am Leave a comment

Tarlac winners get cash prizes

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

CAMILING, Tarlac — Winners in the Gulayan at Maisan sa Barangay contest in this province were awarded P25,000, P15,000 and P10,000 for the first, second and third places during the awarding ceremonies on Sept. 1.

The Abono Party-list clarified the amount of the winning prices to clarify a report in this paper (August 31-September 6) that the winners will get P50,000, P25,000 and P15,000.

The awarding was held at the conference hall of the research and development department of the Tarlac College of Agriculture.

September 15, 2009 at 1:44 am Leave a comment

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