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Bone Dry



The spillway of the San Roque Dam where millions of cubic meters were released at the height of typhoon “Pepeng” in October last year, is dry at present. (Cesar Ramirez)

July 25, 2010 at 6:33 am Leave a comment

IF ALL FACTORS ARE IN: San Roque Dam will release water


By Yolanda Sotelo

SAN MANUEL, PANGASINAN – There are no guarantee that Pangasinan will not submerge once more, similar to the kind of flooding that occurred at the height of typhoon” Pepeng “in October last year.

Virgilio Garcia, hydrologist of the National Power Corporation, said if four factors under the dam discharge protocol of NPC and related agencies, the San Roque Dam in San Manuel will open its gates to release water that can no longer be contained by its reservoir.

Garcia and other officials involved in the flood forecasting and warning activities, presented to the reporters on Friday the “dam discharge protocol” to be followed when releasing excess water from the San Roque Dam.
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July 25, 2010 at 6:31 am 3 comments

Abono supports Chan’s bid for PCL presidency


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- Third termer Pozorrubio Councilor Kelvin T. Chan, son of Mayor Artemio Chan, could be the next president of the Philippine Councilors League- Pangasinan Chapter (PCL) as political leaders in the province extended their all out support to his candidacy.

The “Team” Chan conducted 5th district consultative meeting last July 16 at the Max’s Restaurant which was attended by Urdaneta City former Mayor Amadeo R. Perez, Jr., Abono Partylist Chair Rosendo O. So, Provincial Liga ng mga Barangay President Amadeo T. Espino and mayors, vice mayors and councilors of Laoac, Sison, Pozorrubio, Urdaneta City, Villasis, Sto. Tomas, Alcala, Bautista except the municipal officials from Binalonan.

Team Chan has been conducting congressional wide consultation in the province among the newly elected municipal councilors to start off its campaign for the PCL election which will be conducted in August this year.
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July 25, 2010 at 6:28 am Leave a comment

Impeach also Ferrer; Welcome General Mabutas


A former mayor hated the guts of his predecessor. He said his rival beats him to the draw in pocketing some funds of the public coffer.

“Magaling masyado. Umutang ng malaki sa banko,” he stressed.

Because of the multi-million of pesos loan in behalf of the local government unit under his rival’s watch, the LGU’s paid millions of pesos every year as amortization.

He deplored that he should be pocketing personally 20 percent of that debt payment that he should be using in so-called infrastructure projects to impress his constituents.
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July 25, 2010 at 6:23 am Leave a comment

Villasis opens special science class


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- The Don Ramon E. Costales Memorial National High School (DRECMNHS) here will be the tenth secondary schools in Pangasinan II Schools Division to have special science class pursuant to DepEd Order No. 55, S-2010 issued by the Bureau of Secondary Education.

A total of 70 freshmen took their qualifying examination last June 13 administered by the Schools Division, supervised by the Cecilia A. Bautista, education supervisor for English. The examination covered subject areas in Science, English and Mathematics.

“The science class will only have 40 students which will focus on science and technology. The students will be immersed on practical and research aspects of science and technology which is the focus of the national government,” Bautista said.
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July 25, 2010 at 6:19 am Leave a comment

Hey, Ranjit is talking!


It was my first time to attend the press conference of 6th District Board Member Ranjit R. Shahani last July 12 at Cocolandia, Urdaneta City. The press con was truly amusing, with the usual no-holds bar statements of Ranjit. But before tackling what were the issues raised, let me first talk on what happened in the morning of said day. Ranjit’s press con was in the afternoon.

I was in Asingan in the morning to see Mayor Heide Ganigan-Chua regarding the complaint of the residents of Carusocan Norte regarding a certain piggery in said place which is owned by Lims. Reports reached me that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has already issued a closure order, but the piggery is still operating, to the consternation of the residents as it is giving unhealthy environment- not only the foul odor but also the canals that have been clogged due to piggery wastes. A resident in the place by the name of Rudy Antonio told me that until now, there was no action from the barangay officials much less the municipal mayor during the watch of former Mayor Carlos Lopez. With Chua’s administration, he is optimistic that something positive will be done on their predicament.
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July 25, 2010 at 6:19 am Leave a comment


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