Archive for December 27, 2009

Urdaneta Market not ‘white elephant’ — Perez

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- Mayor Amadeo R. Perez, Jr. debunked claims that the newly constructed city market is a “white elephant” because of unoccupied spaces in its second floor.

He said that what was aired over GMA 10-Balitang Amianan on December 21 projecting the market as unoccupied was a product of political scheme to discredit his many accomplishments in the city.

“While it is true that some portions or spaces on the second floor are still unoccupied by business-tenants, the economic activities of the new market is vibrant. In fact, out of its revenues we are able to pay the loan at the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP),” Mayor Perez said.

December 27, 2009 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Police assistance center opens in Sta. Barbara

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

STA. BARBARA- In his bid to provide a 24-hour police visibility and a center for emergency response in times of calamity, Mayor Reynaldo V. Velasco led the opening of the Community Police Assistance Center (Compact) and Police Emergency Response Center at Tebag East village here last December 22.

The opening of the centers was attended by Police Director General Jesus Ame Verzosa who was the guest of honor and speaker, Chief Supt. Ramon V. Gatan, regional director for Region I, Pangasinan’s Police Director Sr. Supt. Percival Barba, municipal officials and scores of community volunteers of the town.

In his message, Mayor Velasco said that the project was a concerted effort of the police authorities and the communities. He thanked the provincial government through Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. for donating the 2,000 square meters lot owned by the provincial government for the site of the centers.

December 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm 1 comment

Eavesdropper: Christmas’ follies

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

When I was a child, I always looked forward to the month of December, the happiest month ever in the calendar. And who would not? It is the month of merriment, of gift giving, of family reunions and of special bonding with relatives and friends. I looked forward also to receiving gifts – never mind if they are recycled, brand new or hands-me-down. As a child, you cannot choose the gift you will receive.

But as years went by, my eagerness of waiting the month of December has paled. The greetings “Merry Christmas” have became so shallow and putrid. It became an easy way out for mendicancy. The callousness of using even Christ’s name is indeed deplorable. Christmas in December became a commercial activity. Supermalls, supermarkets and big commercial establishments have been capitalizing the season to promote their products and services with all the come-ons trappings for consumers’ enticement.

December 27, 2009 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment


Merry Christmas…Happy New Year!

Through all the challenges that came our way this year, generosity by others has changed the level of hopeless and helpless of the people of Pangasinan.

To all our friends and readers, a blessed Christmas to all of you!

To all our friends and readers, receive our sincerest wishes and hopes for a better 2010.

We thank the Master of Creation for giving us strength through all the challenges that came in 2009.

December 27, 2009 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

Ang Maso: Ikaw na nga…Ferdie Calimlim

By Brando Cortez

MERRY CHRISTMAS po kay Andres Flores (Boy Sianang ng Rosales)!

Whether our blessings are big or small, we must share them.

And we should do this all year long, not only during Christmas.

O di ba ang saya pa din ng Pasko sa atin?

Kahit pa sabihin ng iba na maingay ang Pasko sa atin.

December 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

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