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FULL SUPPORT


Board Member Von Mark Mendoza and Jeremy Agerico Rosario during a press conference last September 22 at the PDCC conference hall in Lingayen. The two officials expressed their full support to Gov. Amado Espino Jr. whom they said was not a jueteng lord. Also in photo is provincial information officer Butch Velasco.CESAR RAMIREZ

September 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm Leave a comment

Let’s name names…sa jueteng


“This is the moment of truth. Let’s bring out the truth. No matter how painful. Let’s name names,” Enrile said.

Iyan po ang tanong na naglabas sa mga pangalan na inilabas ni Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz kung sino-sino anginvolved sa Jueteng.

At lumabas na nga po ang listahan ng mga nakikinabang sa Jueteng.

Siyempre lahat ng nasa listahan ay hindi aamin.

Lahat ng mga nasa listahan ay nagsasabing isang kasinungalingan ang linilabas na listahan ni Archbishop Cruz.

Sinungaling daw po kayo Archbishop Cruz ang sagot ng mga nasa listahan niyo na sina Pampanga Gov. Baby Pineda; Isabela Rep.Paul Dy; Gen. Eugene Martin at Mayor Mauricio Domogan ng Baguio City; Danny Soriano ng Cagayan, Gen. Padilla; Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino; at Boy Jalandoni ng Bacolod City..

ANG GUSTONG PALAKASIN ng bagong administrasyon ni Presidente Noynoy ay ang Small Town Lottery o STL.

Bok Nani Braganza ng Alaminos City , ang papasok na pera sa STL pakikinabangan ng local na pamahalaan at pulis.

Ang hatian na mangyayari ay city o municipality, 10 percent; provincial government, 5 percent; congressional district, 2.5 percent; at PNP , 5 percent.

Ang pera ay direct na mapupunta sa municipal treasurer’s office.

Ang kailangan lang ay magkaroon ng memorandum of agreement (MOAs) sa pagitan ng PCSO at local government unit.

Habang ang 7.5 percent ay mapupunta sa PCSO .

O, hindi ba sa STL may pakinabang ang local na pamahalaan?

Ang isa lang na dapat mangyari ay ibigay ng PCSO sa local na operator ang franchise para hindi na lumabas ang pera ng lokalidad.

Halimbawa, sa Pangasinan, dapat taga-Pangasinan ang makakuha ng franchise.

NOYNOY AQUINO, who came to the presidency with a narcissistic sense of destiny and belief in his rightness and purity two months and 21 days ago, has shown that he is the most inept and incompetent president in recent history, Nestor Mata said.

STRANGE POLICY! Puede kang bumaba ng bus sa tapat ng 7-11 Carmen, Rosales kung ikaw ay south bound….Bakit hindi puedeng magsakay ang mga bus sa tapat ng 7-11 sa Carmen kung ikaw ay north bound?

Puede kang bumaba ng bus sa tapat ng water district sa Carmen, Rosales kung ikaw ay north bound…Bakit hindi puedeng magsakay ang mga bus sa tapat ng water district sa Carmen kung ikaw ay north bound?

Pangasinan 6th district Rep. Marlyn Agabas, strange ang ordinansang ito hindi ba?

May nakikinabang daw ba sa arrangement na ito?

Maraming maraming commuters ang nagtataka at nagagalit sa policy na ito.

Isang maliit na bayan na may hiwalay na loading at hiwalay na unloading zone na katulad ng Makati .

Npakalaking inconvenience ang idinudulot nito sa mga pasahero lalo na sa mga maraming dala, sa mga buntis, sa mga senior citizens, sa mga kapos ang budget sa pamasahe, sa mga araw araw na kailangang bumaba at sumakay sa Carmen, Rosales..

Naisagawa ito dahil may na-approve na ordinance na hindi naman tinutulan ng sino man sa Rosales.

Ang pagkakamaling ito ay dapat na maituwid na para hindi magalit ang mga commuters.

Nanawagan po ang mga araw araw na commuters kasama na po diyan ang mga estudyante at manggagawa sa Sungguniang Bayan ng Rosales na pinamumunuan ni Vice mayor Jojo Pajela na ituwid ang pagkakamali.

Nanawagan po ang mga araw araw na commuters kasama na diyan ang mga estudyante at manggagawa sa Munisipyo ng Rosales na pinamumunuan ni Mayor Ricardo Revita na ituwid ang pagkakamali.

Kahit na napapabalita na nagkakabanggaan ang executive at legislatice diyan sa Rosales, sana sa isyung ito ay magkaisa kayo alang-alang sa convenience ng pagsakay at pagbaba ng mga taong walang sariling kotse o sasakyan.

KIMI COJUANGCO HOSTS DINNER WITH NPC LADIES! Kung si Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Manay Gina De Venecia ay nag-host ng dinner sa lady legislators noong isang buwan.. nitong September 15 naman ay si Pangasinan 5th district Rep. Kimi S. Cojuangco ang nag-host ng dinner sa mga lady legislators ng Nationalist People’s Coalition ng 15th Congress sa NPC Clubhouse sa Quezon City.

“The past is gone! We’re here for our constituents!”… Kimi. Ito ang nasambit ni Rep. Kimi sa harap ng mga taga-Laoac noong minsang bumisita sa sa nasabing bayan.

Atty. Jazon Collado ng Alcala, iba talaga ang charm ni Madame Kimi dahil magkasundo na pala sila ngayon ni Mayor Boying Alarcio.

Kahit na nasa magkabilang bakod sila oong nakaraang halalan, ngayon naman ay panahon na ng pagkakaisa at nagpahayag si Mayor Boying Alarcio na suportado niya ang pagapapatuloy ng Laoac Dairy Farm.

“The bill stems from an idea that an elected official should keep to the role entrusted to him by the sovereign people and refrain from resigning his office in order to accept an appointive position,” said Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III, who is also the principal author of House Bill 220.

Ang House Bill 220 ni Kasamang Erin Tañada ay naglalayong ipagabawal ang appointment sa cabinet position ng sinumang nakaupo na sa isang elective position.

Iniiwasan ng bill naito ang situwasyon kung saan…Ibinoto ang isang kandidato bilang mayor pagkatapos pagkaraan ng ilang buwan ay maa-appoint bilang cabinet secretary.

Si Ka Erin po ay nasa third term na sa congress at nanunungkulan bilang deputy speaker sa 15th Congress.

MALAPIT NA PO ANG ANNI VERS ARY NG OCTOBER FLOOD…Wala pa pong nananagot sa kamatayan at pinsalang idinulot nito sa ating mga kababayan.

Paano na po ang 50 kataong namatay noong panahon ng baha? Paano na po ang kanilang mga naiwan sa buhay?

Maaring ang mga naiwan ng mga namatay ay hindi na umaasang makakuha ng hustisya sa pagkamatay ng kanilang mahal sa buhay.

Paano at kalian po sila makakakuha ng hustisya?

VICE GOVERNOR FERDIE CALIMLIM ON THE PCL! Sinabi ni Vice Gov Calimlim na ang intramurals sa pagiging president eng PCL ay part ng democratic processes ng ating bayan.

Asahan na ang bawat kampo ay magsasagawa ng kanya kanyang strategies and tactics para maipanalo ang kanilang kandidato.

Nais isipin ni Vice Gov Calimlim na sina councilor Kelvin at councilor Dong ay parehong kumakandidato dahil sa kanilang kagustuhang maglingkod sa bayan.

Nais isipin ni Vice Gov Calimlim na ang karapat –dapat ang siyang manalo at makasama nila sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Nais isipin ni Vice Gov Calimlim na magiging malinis at marangal ang labanan sa PCL presidency.

May the best man win ang hayag ni Vice Gov at handa naman na tanggapin ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang sinumang manalo

September 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm 1 comment

Farmers threatens to sell palay to DBM


BALUNGAO — Farmers from the Ilocos Region asked the Department of Budget and Management to reconsider its decision to cut the rice price subsidy of the National Food Authority, or they will bring their harvest to the DBM as a sign of protest.
“We are planning to bring truckloads of our harvest to the DBM if it won’t reverse its decision, ” said Region 1 Farmers Irrigators Association President Oftociano Manalo. “DBM’s decision will surely hurt the farmers.”
The NFA is mandated to ensure stable supply of rice for consumers and stable buying price of palay from farmers.
“Without NFA intervention in the market, the farmers will be exploited by profit -hungry rice traders who will dictate very low prices for the palay that the farmers will sell,” Manalo said.
Also, without NFA rice in the market, traders will jack up the prices of commercial rice, so consumers will also suffer,” he said.
Records of the Department of Agriculture showed that the national production is 18 million metric tons of palay or equivalent to 12 million metric tons of rice.
Manalo said for the government to help the farmers, it should continue its palay procurement program by providing the necessary funding to the NFA which in turn should buy 10% of the local palay production.
“Since the buying price of NFA is now at P17 per kilo of rice then the government should appropriate P31 billion to NFA to help local farmers.”
In 2009, the NFA procured 2.3 million metric tons fo rice which is 20 percent of the local rice production of 1.2 million metric tons.
He added that the NFA palay procurement program will definitely help boost local economy because farmers will have more disposable income and allied stakeholder in the rice industry like rice millers, seed growers and agriculture suppliers will have better incomes.
“For example, more income for the farmers leads to more palay milling activities for the rice millers,” he said. “The increased economic activity will also increase consumer spending on basic goods and services being offered by local businesses.”
“Due to the increased sales of local businesses, thay can now afford to employ more workers,” Manalo added. “More local employment opportunities is definitely one positive result of a well funded palay procurement program by the government.”
Manalo also said that the proper allocation of funds for palay procurement will help prevent the farmers of Region 1 from undertaking their proposed protest action against the government

September 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

ILOCOS NORTE: Suspect in reporter’s slay nabbed


SAN FERNANDO CITY — The suspected gunman in the shooting to death of a media practitioner in Laoag City last June was arrested by operatives of Ilocos Norte police at the Summer Place Hotel in Baguio City on Thursday.

A press statement of the Ilocos Regional Office said Ilocos Norte provincial director Sr. Supt. Marlou C. Chan identified the suspect as Leonardo Banaag Jr. y Velasco @ Jake Banaag, of legal age and a resident of Barangay 5 in Bacarra town, Ilocos Norte.

In his report to Chief Supt. Orlando M. Mabutas, head of the Region 1 police, Chan said suspect was apprehended by combined elements of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Branch (PIDMB) and Crisis Response Group-Special Weapons and Tactics (CRG-SWAT) led by Chief Inspector Nelson A. Pacalso.

Banaag was tagged as the gunman of Jovelito Agustin, a broadcaster/announcer of DZJC Aksyon Radyo based in Laoag City, who was shot several times while on his way home together with his nephew Joseph Agustin on the night of June 15, 2010. He is listed among Ilocos Norte’s Top 10 Most Wanted Persons (MWP).

.The arrest of Banaag was aided with a warrant of arrest issued by Honorable Judge Charles Aguilar of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 12 in Laoag City for the crimes of murder and attempted murder; and a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Francisco Quilala of RTC Branch 14 in the same city for illegal recruitment.

“We will remain committed in our drive to neutralize other MWPs. We shall continue tapping the help of the community to monitor their whereabouts to bring them to the law and give justice to the victims,” said Mabutas.

Mabutas also disclosed that Police Regional Office 1 is carrying out an aggressive region-wide anti-criminality campaign as part of the security measures being undertaken in connection with the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 25.

September 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

Cojuangco proposes flood prevention policies


By Brando Cortez

SAN MANUEL-Former Pangasinan 5th Congressman Mark O. Cojuangco shared his inputs on flood control in a consultative meeting that was held at the San Roque Dam in San Manuel, Pangasinan.

Cojuangco presented his concerns on the proper management of water releases by concerned dam authorities and the acquisition of facilities capable of providing advance information on the amount of rainfall to hit an area to prevent a repetition of last year’s widespread devastation brought about by the flood.

San Roque dam was constructed along Agno River and was designed to produce energy, to supply water for irrigation and to control flood.

The San Roque Dam manager is the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the spillway controller is the San Roque Power Corporation (SRPC).

In his presentation, he also spelled out a proposed pre-emptive policy wherein the dam manager and controller should undertake the systematic release of certain volume of water when a typhoon is expected to make landfall.

Having the protocol in place will ensure that calculated measures should be made to accommodate expected accumulation of rainfall.

This protocol will check the uncontrolled and unexpected release of water that often leads to panic and flooding.

Only last month in consideration of the coming rainy season, Pangasinan 5th District Rep. Kimi Cojuangco delivered a privilege speech calling on the government to fast track the reconstruction and rehabilitation of flood control projects not only in Pangasinan but in the entire country.

On the other hand, former Rep. Cojuangco said that floods can be prevented by having advance information on the volume of water that is expected to arrive in relation to the water carrying capacity of our river systems.

Professor Nick Melecio, an environmentalist, said that the Agno River has a maximum water carrying capacity of 3,000 cubic meters while the dam has a “regulated” spillway discharge of 1400 cubic meters per second following a ” rule curve “ second as per simulation made through MIKE 11 by the Japanese consultants who prepared the plans for the construction of the San Roque Dam.

They used MIKE 11, a computer simulation program to simulate reservoir flooding, spillway discharge and downstream river channel flooding under various theoretical flood events.
The flood became widespread and devastating because water released was 5,000 cubic meters causing the Agno River to overflow.

Cojuangco also proposed the Provincial Government to have an aerial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) survey capability for a fast and accurate monitoring of raging water flow including its volume.

LiDAR surveys can accurately facilitate acquisition of relevant data appertaining to the earth’s surface and movement in a fraction of a second.

Abono Party-list Chairman Rosendo So said that at least three suits have already been filed in court accusing that the dam manager and the spillway controller should be held accountable for damage to life and property during the flood of October 2009.

So also said that the suits are being filed in the spirit of giving justice to those fifty (50) lives lost during the flooding.

He said that some are already preparing their suits and will be filing them in court within the coming month.

September 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm 1 comment

NEW MARKET


In 120 days, the town of Mangaldan will have its new public market. Rep. Gina de Venecia allotted P20 million for the said project which will be finished in 120 days. It has its groundbreaking ceremony last week. Photo shows (from left) Mayor Herminio Romero, Manay Gina, Speaker Joe de Venecia and Vice Mayor Berex Abalos.

September 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

BARANGAY ELECTIONS: Comelec issues gun ban rules


DAGUPAN CITY – The rules and regulations on gun ban for the coming
Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections has already been
promulgated by the Commission on Elections in time for October 25.
City Election Officer Remarque L. Ravanzo said the poll body issued
Comelec Resolution No. 9028 adopting Comelec Resolution No. 8714 with
certain modifications for the gun ban rules. The resolution covers the
bearing, carrying and transporting of firearms and the employment of
bodyguards.
Ravanzo clarified that the poll body deemed it best to apply Comelec
Resolution No. 8714 for the upcoming barangay elections since its
strict implementation in the previous May polls significantly reduced
the number of election-related violence resulting in honest, orderly,
peaceful and credible elections.
“Upon the commencement of the election period, a series of meetings
with the PNP will be undertaken to tackle matters concerning the gun
ban, the establishment of checkpoints and the assessment of peace and
order in the city leading to the elections,” Ravanzo said.
The issuance of firearms licenses is suspended during the election
period which runs from September 25 to November 10, 2010 which is also
the gun ban period. (CIO – Joseph C. Bacani)

September 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

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