Archive for March 5, 2010

Sta. Barbara schools use mobile phones for learning

According to Sinsayon Elementary School in Santiago , Isabela, “Text2Teach has a great impact on the learning of the pupils… We are expecting better performance of our pupils in the coming NAT due to the employment of t2t. The grade 5 & 6 teachers are now finding it easier to motivate, explain and enrich their English, Math and Science lessons”.

Last February 25, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan in turn experienced how Text2Teach brings the power of mobile technology, not just for calling and texting, but also for learning. The Text2Teach package was turned over to 11 schools in the municipality during a community launch held that day at the Orbos Gymnasium at the Sta. Barbara Public Plaza .


March 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

200 water pumps given to El Niño affected farmers

LINGAYEN— Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. initially turned over 200 water pumps to the Irrigators Association of the province as a form of emergency assistance to El Niño affected farmers.

Gov. Espino said the initial delivery is part of the 500 water pumps purchased by the provincial government intended for use of the various Irrigators associations in Pangasinan to save the crops already planted.

The 200 water pumps will be distributed to farmers in Central and Eastern Pangasinan who were given priority to save their lands planted with corn.

March 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Abono asks GMA to intervene in Subic joint port venture

The Abono Party List asked President Gloria Arroyo to look into the joint venture agreement between the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Harbour Centre Port Terminal, Inc. for port operations at the Subic Freeport Zone.

Abono received an appeal from the present cargo handling firms that service the Subic Freeport Zone, mentioning the great disadvantages of the joint venture agreement between the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Harbour Centre Port Terminal, Inc.

The appellants said that the Harbour Centre will monopolize port operations that will affect existing long term contracts between locators and cargo handling companies.

March 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Perez says he is leaving Urdaneta in great shape

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- “On June 30, 2010, I shall be relinquishing the reins of the City Government to the duly elected city officials of Urdaneta after nine years at the helm of our rapidly progressing city. I shall be leaving with the City Government in utmost stability, the local economy in unpararelled vibrancy, our community in admirable serenity.”

This was the opening statement of Mayor Amadeo R. Perez, Jr. of this city as he delivered his last State of the City Address on February 22at the Balikbayan Hall of the Cultural and Sports Center before barangay officials, religious and non-government organizations, members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the academic community, civic groups and the business and private sectors.

He said that when he assumed the mayoralty on July 1, 2001, the city government was in near bankruptcy as debts were staggering and revenue collections were lagging.

March 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

Ka Satur , Ka Liza shine in NP sortie

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ROSALES- Bayan Muna Rep. Saturnino Ocampo and Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza, both running for senators under the Nacionalista Party of presidential candidate Manny Villar, received cheers from the residents of the “tent city” at San Pedro East village here February 27.

The tent city was part of the party’s whistle stop before going to Baguio City for the Panagbenga celebration.

The group was headed by Sen. Manny Villar, vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda, and the party’s senatoriables Bongbong Marcos, Gilbert Remulla, Gwen Pimentel and Party Lists Anakpawis and Kabataan.

March 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

Once overlooked, ‘ Republic of Labrador ’ now envied

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

LABRADOR – This town was called “Republic” because non-residents overlooked it because of its miniscule size.

Mayor Ernesto Acain said the town got this moniker because it was not dependent on political leaders owho looked down on the small town and small number of voters.

“Wala namang matataas na opisyal dito na puweding hingi-an kami. Kaya tinawag kami na Republic of Labrador dahil nagsosolo kami. Hindi pinapansin ang bayan namin dahil maliit. Walang nagsisikap na paunlarin ang bayan ng Labrador ,” he stressed.

But this town is the present object of envy.

March 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm 2 comments

La Salle conducts seminar for Dagupan teachers

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

The academic coordinators from La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) conducted a seminar on Understanding by Design (UBD) recently at the Escuela de Nuestra Senora de La Salette famously known as La Salette School at Tapuac in Dagupan City.

The seminar was titled “Let’s UBD-ize”. The LSGH-UBD Team was led by Mr. Jose Ramelle E. Javier — school principal and current La Salle ’s supervisor for La Salette School.

The said Seminar was a part of a series of workshops originally intended exclusively for La Salette faculty. But Dr. Lina Galvez-Tan decided to open the seminar to the public schools as a way of reaching out to fellow Dagupenos. As a result, 66 public school teachers benefited from the La Salette School-Phoenix Publishing House, Inc -sponsored seminar workshop.

March 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

Perspectives: Remulla defends Villars against plunder case

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

I was jolted from my seat when I saw on prime time TV that another decrepit 30 year-old OV-10 twin-engine airplane of our air force spun and exploded somewhere at Capas, Tarlac.

It was just last month that I saw through the window of my taxiing Airbus Philippine Airlines another decrepit Australian-made but condemned twin-engine Nomad Philippine air force plane that was parked alone at the tarmac of the air force base in Davao City .

What so special about this sight was I used to jog with my father on the tarmac when he was assigned there in the early 1980 (I was in high school then).

March 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

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