Archive for February, 2010
By Yolanda Z. Sotelo
DAGUPAN CITY – What do priests do when they are together? They pray and pray some more.
Then they play like any ordinary mortals.
More than 200 priests from Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija and La Union gathered here on Monday for the first Metropolitan Clergy Day of prayer and fraternal gathering, during which they spent the entire morning praying and the afternoon, talking and playing games.
“This is a bonding among the priests, many of whom are classmates at seminaries and saw each other for the first time after many years,” Father Oliver Mendoza, parish priest of San Fabian, said.
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ROSALES- Abono Party-list Chair Rosendo O. So said the Pangasinenses support senatorial candidates who are from the province of Pangasinan – Joey De Venecia of Pwersa ng Mamamayang Pilipino, Raul Lambino and Ramon Guico, both of Lakas-CMD-Kampi.
So said that being province mates, Abono Partylist will be in all out support to their senatorial candidacies that if they will win, it will be the first time that the province will be having three sitting senators in Senate House.
Along with the three Pangasinense senatorial candidates, So said that Abono will also support the candidacy of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos of KBL from Ilocos Norte, Rodolfo “Ompong” Plaza, NPC of Agusan Del Sur, Tito Sotto, NPC of Metro Manila, Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III, Lakas-CMD-Kampi of Cagayan-Isabela and Gilbert Remulla, Nacionalista Party of Cavite .
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
The chairman of Abono Partylist said he already discussed with Agriculture Secretary Arturo Yap the solutions to mitigate the onslaught of the El Nino phenomenon that continue to affect the farmers in Pangasinan.
Engineer Rosendo So said he is following-up with Yap what he discussed with him recently because mayors in Pangasinan have been telling him about the lack of water that in the agricultural farms.
Rice fields are parched and cracked in Pangasinan as irrigations have dried-up due to the dry spell.
He said what the government could do to ease the woes of the farmers is through the lending of water pumps for them to water their agricultural lands.
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
There’s a local newspaper (Northern Star with unknown address) circulating lately in the town of Villasis with a headline portraying Mayor Nonato S. Abrenica to have hidden relief goods during the onslaught of the flood caused by Typhoon Pepeng last October 2009. These relief goods are allegedly being used now in the political campaign of his wife Libradita Go-Abrenica (Dita) who is running for the town’s mayoralty.
In that news article, it was said that during the Christmas season, the relief goods were given as prizes in the raffle draws of the Ladies Auxilliary Brigade (LAB) headed by Dita and some were distributed to the people of San Blas and Puelay villages last February 3, 2010. The two villages were allegedly favored by the Abrenicas according to the said report.
Vice Mayor Nielo Costales and some of the councilor candidates were even quoted to have said that they had to resort to the giving of relief goods to ensure their winning in the May 10, 2010 elections.
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- Mayor Nonato S. Abrenica led the groundbreaking of the Don Anacleto Obedoza GK Villasis Namnama Village in Piaz village here on February 18.
Abrenica was assisted by the municipal officials, barangay village heads, municipal employees and the provincial officers of Gawad Kalinga-Pangasinan headed by Ricky Castillo.
The GK Village sprawled on a 1.8 hectare- lot donated by expatriates Mr. and Mrs. Pete Montilla of Virginia, USA. It will have 100 houses, fishpond, social hall and food production area for the homeowners.
By Brando Cortez
Itinaas ni Gov. Espino ang kamay ni manong Jun Esperon sa okasyon ng launching “Jeepney in the Sky” sa Binalonan.
Manong Anong, kasama sa opening ng nasabing “Aeronautical Highway of Northern Luzon,” ay sina Abono Party-list Chairman Rosendo So, Governor Amado Espino Jr., Cabinet Officer for Regional Development -Ilocos Region and Presidential Management Staff Chief Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Trade Secretary Peter Favila, Environment Secretary Horacio Ramos, at iba pang Cabinet officials, at siyempre hindi mawawala si Mayor Ramon Guico Jr.
Ang opsiyal na taasan ng kamay sa local na labanan ay magsisimula sa March 26, siyempre pormal na itataas ni Gov. Espino ang kamay ni manong Jun Esperon kasi pareho silang nas Lakas CMD- Kampi.
Pangasinan Day and tobacco tax
The people of Pangasinan now have another date to mark on their calendars.
The search committee announced the date of April 5 as the foundation day of the Province of Pangasinan .
The people of Pangasinan have another thing to be happy about because the implementing rules and regulations for Republic Act 8240 is now out.
Pangasinan is part of the provinces in the monetization program of the League of Native and Burley Tobacco Growing LGUs, Inc. (LNBTG-LGU).
Republic Act 8240 is intended to provide benefits to communities or local government units producing native and burley tobacco.
This means that together with the celebration of Pangasinan’s birthday there is money that can be used for development projects to help the farmers.