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Media protest


FOR JOURNALISTS BY JOURNALISTS. Pangasinan practitioners gather in front of the City Museum in Dagupan City on the night of November 26 to join the nation and fellow journalists in condemning the massacre of journalists in Maguindanao and other persons and to call for swift justice for the victims. (CeSaRamirez)


November 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm Leave a comment

Abono, Senator Chiz conduct medical missions

PhotobucketBy Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ALCALA – The Abono Party List and the Office of Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero conducted a medical-dental mission here last November 22.

The mission was intended to provide medical assistance to the residents here which include dental services, medical consultation, optical services and free medicines.

Mayor Manuel Collado and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan expressed their thanks to Abono and Escudero for having their town as the venue of the activities.

November 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm Leave a comment

A warlord and dozens of dead media men

mortz2When I was asked by a reporter of GMA-7 TV to speak in the Ilonggo dialect in sympathy to my town mate Genalyn Tiamzon Mangundadato and the dozens of journalists massacred allegedly by the Ampatuans in Maguindanao, nobody understood it. Why? Those wide-eyed kibitzers – who were at my side – were composed of Pangasinense and Ilocano media men.

“What did you say there?” a confused scribe asked me.

Jestingly, I told everybody: “Ah, I said there that I pity the people of Maguindanao, South Cotabato, and General Santos City. Because of this monstrosity in its highest form all the media practitioners there were all-wiped out. Naubos na ang media men nila doon!”


November 30, 2009 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

DPWH chief lauds staff for helping flood victims

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

STA. BARBARA – The head of the 2nd Sub-Engineering chief of the Department of Public Works & Highways lauded her staffers for their extraordinary effort in helping the victims of the killer flood despite the fact that they needed help themselves.

Engr. Marietta Mendoza said members of her Disaster Response Team conducted rescue operations round-the-clock for several days when some villages in the 3rd congressional district were submerged.

“Sabi ko, kahit hindi sila nagpapalit ng damit puwede namang baliktarin ng tatlong beses, pero natutuwa ako kahit na nga lubog ang mga bahay nila nandito pa rin sila para tumulong,” she said.

November 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm Leave a comment

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