Archive for October, 2009

Bataoil bows out of police service

LINGAYEN – Police General Leopoldo Bataoil of barangay Libsong, quietly bowed out of the police service on October 22, his 56th birthday and the mandatory retirement age for policemen.

The former head of the PNP Directorate for Police Community Relations said he and his family did not have a big celebration as that would be inappropriate because of the calamities that hit the province.

Early in the morning, Bataoil and his wife Gina attended a mass. He said he also offered prayers for the affected people that they be able to cope up with their situation despite the damage on their properties and sources of livelihood.

October 31, 2009 at 9:57 pm Leave a comment

Ambayaoan river

PLACID RIVER. Teenagers enjoy the cool water of the river below the Ambayaoan Bridge in San Nicolas town. Early this October, the river was filled with rampaging flood water from the Agno River after the San Roque dam opened its spillway gates and discharged millions of cubic meters of excess water. (CeSaR)

October 30, 2009 at 9:50 pm Leave a comment

LTO extends vehicle registration amnesty deadline

MANGALDAN – Because of the calamities, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has extended further the amnesty on the registration of motor vehicles with license plate numbers end in 9 and 0 (September and October registration).

Assistant Secretary Arturo Lomibao, LTO chief, issued the circular which also included the extension of the renewal of driver’s licenses for those renewal covering the period of October 8 and 30.

The extension is in consideration to vehicle owners and drivers greatly affected by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.

October 30, 2009 at 9:45 pm Leave a comment

Pangasinan bags outstanding Prov’l Accounting Award

LINGAYEN – The Provincial Accounting Office headed by Officer-in-Charge Marilou Utanes was recently adjudged one of the most outstanding accounting offices in the country for its exemplary performance for the past year.

The award was given last October 12 at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City by the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines (AGAP) Incorporated.

Utanes said that the award is primarily a product of the ‘unified effort’ of the entire accounting office as proven by timeliness of reports, accuracy and quality financial statements.

October 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm Leave a comment

Teaching pupils environmental issues and concerns

By Marlyn Garcia- Del Rosario
Teacher III, San Nicolas Elementary School
Villasis, Pangasinan

The global warming and climate change are real. Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng proved them to be that fatal with the onslaught of flood at inconceivable heights. The global climate has, indeed, changing that even planting patterns of farmers are affected. Before these phenomena, farmers have steady planting season in specific months of the year.

While the United Nations particularly our country is concerned with environmental issues, rarely do we see teachers who really concentrate of teaching pupils about our environmental degradation. Most teachers confined themselves to subject areas that are pigeon-holed on textbooks and teaching aids.

Being at the forefront of providing knowledge to school children, environmental issues and concerns shall be taught in the classrooms to make them aware of the global weather pattern. They should also be taught on simple disaster preparedness and mitigating activities on environmental degradation.

October 30, 2009 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

Rehab work

DIKE Workers of the provincial government of Pangasinan conduct a rehabilitation work at the damaged approach of the Ambayaoan Bridge in Poblacion West in San Nicolas town. (CeSaR)

October 29, 2009 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Velasco doubts airport in Alaminos is final

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

STA. BARBARA – The mayor of this town is hell-bent to proceed with his airport project because he doubted the airport in Alaminos City can push through.

Mayor Reynaldo Velasco challenged Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza to show the General Appropriation Act (GAA) which contains the money for the construction of a domestic airport that will see reality in 2012, and an international airport that will see completion in 2022.

“Iyan lang naman ang masabi ko ke Nani, where is the money? If he can show the money, we will stop,” he said.

October 29, 2009 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Sa Farmville walang kalamidad

susan2Pinangarap mo bang maging isang magsasaka at magkaroon ng isang malawak na hacienda?

Even in my wildest dreams hindi ko naisip na sa isang iglap lang ang pangarap kong ito ay magkakatotoo.

Ang hirap ng pinagdadaanan ng mga magsasaka, dugo at pawis ang puhunan para lamang magkaroon ng magandang ani. Hindi nila alintana ang pagkabilad sa napakainit na sikat ng araw o pagkababad sa malamig na patak ng ulan makapag-bungkal lang ng lupa.

Kadalasan ay kumakapit sila sa patalim, kinakagat ang 5-6 para lamang makabili ng pang-abono ng lupa. Ngunit dahil sa mga kalamidad na dumarating ay lugmok sila sa hirap. Kung hindi man ay halos sapat lamang ang kanilang kita sa pambayad ng utang.

October 29, 2009 at 10:26 am 1 comment

Food for ‘Bagong Sigla’ concert given to flood victims

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

UMINGAN – In the morning of October 9, Abono Party List President Ponciano V. Onia, Jr. was busy preparing food for those who will attend the “Bagong Sigla” concert to be held that night at CSI-Stadia in Dagupan City.

The concert was sponsored by Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero and the Abono Party List for the benefit of Typhoon Ondoy’s victims in Rizal Province and Metro Manila.

Onia was not aware that flood of great magnitude was already devastating most towns of eastern Pangasinan that he cooked the butchered 10 heads of pigs with total weight of 724 kilos. He also cooked five sacks of rice.

October 29, 2009 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

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