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November 11, 2010 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL


Good manners for the youth in the internet age

The controversy with the twit made by a young government official with a rank of assistant secretary for communications within the corridors of power of the second Aquino Presidency should be a learning lesson for our officials in local governance.

The high technology that we have now still requires people to practice the good old fashioned manners of respect for people.

Powerful places and the use of advanced technology do not give one the license to be bastos.

When you are a guest in someone’s home, you should behave like a good guest.

The Philippine delegation should have been briefed that Central Vietnam had been flooded and in need of relief yet the Vietnamese government is spending money to host the Philippine President and his party.

Should you say on the internet that “The wine sucks” after being treated to a state banquet hosted by Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet in honor of President Aquino? Bastos!

Should you also say on the internet something like “Sorry pero walang pogi dito sa Vietnam” while you are a guest of the state? Bastos!

It looks like the young generation of government officials in the second Aquino administration has little sense of what is right and what is wrong.

This has been happening also in other local government units where local government officials use social networking to perform acts of kabastusan unbecoming of public officials.

We have heard of similar stories out of seats of local governments.

This is a failure of religious institutions, schools and of families.

Religious institutions, school administrations and parents should take the initiative in addressing this.

We call on our officials in Pangasinan and our people to go back to their good old fashioned manners and right conduct in treating not only foreigners in their own lands but also within our province because we do not need another international embarrassment.

November 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm Leave a comment

ANG MASO


By Brando Cortez

International embarassment

“I apologize for my comments. If I offended anybody, please know that was never the intention. I feel extremely blessed to be in a beautiful country blessed with warm hospitable people.”-Mai Mislang

Matapos mag I am sorry si Presidente Arroyo tapos na.

Matapos ang international embarrassment na kanyang nagawa, nag I am sorry si ASec Mislang, tapos na.

BM DANNY UY, sino po kaya ang susunod na magsasabi ng I am sorry?

PARA MALAMAN MO ang priorities ng local government unit na kinabibilangan mo, examine mo ang budget.

Urdaneta Councilor Rio Esteves, alam mo ba na ayon kay Isaac Shapiro, international project director for the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, napaka important eng budget.

Sabi niya the budget is “the most important economic policy instrument for governments.” Furthermore, he says, it “reflects a government’s socioeconomic policy priorities by translating policies and commitments into expenditure and revenue. As the main government instrument for the distribution of income, it directly or indirectly affects the life of all citizens.”

Halimbawa, kung priority ng local government niyo ang pagpapatayo ng tulay…bibigyan niya ito ng sapat na budget.

Kung priority niya ng pagpapagawa ng classroom…bibigyan niya ito ng sapat na budget.

Kung priority niya ang gamot…bibigyan niya ito ng sapat ng budget.

ULITIN KO LANG PO na sa usapin ng pag-raise ng local government revenue STL ang isang kasagutan.

Parati kasing sinasabi na kulang ang budget.

Kung mag-ooperate ang STL dito sa Pangasinan ay may pakinabang ang local na pamahalaan at pulis at eventually mararamdaman ng mamamayan ang trickle down effect nito kapag naging project na.

Kapitan ROGELIO ‘BERTING’ DUMALANTA ng Bayambang, ang hatian na mangyayari ay ganito: city o municipality-10 percent; provincial government- 5 percent; congressional district- 2.5 percent; at PNP- 5 percent.

Halimbawa, ang bayan ng Rxxxxxx ay kumakabig ng P350,000.00 per day o P10,500,000.00 per month.

Ang hatian sa isang buwan ay ganito: city o municipality-P1,050,000.00; probinsiya-P525,000.00; congressional district-P262,500.00 at pulisya-P525,000.00.

Para sa city o municipality ang katumabas niyan ay mahigit P12,000,000.00 pesos na project para sa kaunlaran sa loob ng isang taon.

Para sa probinsiya ang katumbas niyan ay mahigit P6,000,000.00 na project para sa kaunlaran sa loob ng isang taon.

Para sa distrito ang katumbas niyan ay mahigit P3,000,000.00 na project para sa kaunlaran sa loob ng isang taon.

Para sa kapulisan ang katumbas niyan ay mahigit P6,000,000 na dagdag budget para sa pangangalaga ng peace and order sa loob ng isang taon.

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 ng local government unit na pumapayag na may STL sa kanila.

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.

Dapat taga-Pangasinan ang makakuha ng franchise.

SEED SUBSIDY sa magsasaka. Humingi po ng tulong ang Abono party-list kay Sec. Proceso Alcala ng Department of Agriculture para sa seed subdidy sa mga magsasaka na nasira ang palay sa pagdaan ng bagyong Juan.

Ayon kay Abono Chairman Rosendo So, magbibigay ang DA ng P1,200.00 seed subdidy para sa mga palay na hindi na maaaring pakinabangan at P600.00 naman para sa mga palay na may pag-asa pang pakinabangan.

Pangulong Onyok, kasama ba ang palayan mo na nasalanta ng bagyong Juan?

Sana isama ka sa masterlist ng mga farmers sa munisipyo niyo para mabigyan ka ring n tulong.

Mabuti na lang at may linya ang ibinoto ng mga taga-Pangasinan na Abono party-list sa DA.

At nagkataon pa na ang advocacies ng Abono at ni Sec. Alcala ay magkatugma sa pag-angat ng kabuhayan sng magsasaka kaya maganda ang pagtutulungan ng bawat isa.

NAGSIMULA NA NAMAN ANG GUERRILLA OPERATIONS ng Jueteng sa ilang bayan sa Pangasinan.

Kapitana Susan Casareno ng Rosales, aba naku! madadamay na naman ang pangalan ni Gov. at ng ibang mayors.

Alam natin ang One Strike Policy ng PNP, siguradong maraming hepe ang malilipat kapag nagkataon na sa kanilang area ay mapatunayan na may operation ng Jueteng.

Tandaan ang sabi ni Gov. ‘HUWAG TATAYA!’

MERON ISANG NAGANAP NA INSIDENTE kung saan ang isang foreign national ay tinutukan ng baril at pinakain ng buhangin.

Hulaan niyo nga kung saan at kalian nangyari ito?

Madam Amy sa opisina ni BM Nino Arboleda, alam niyo po ba na ayon sa mga nakasaksi, ang insidente ay hindi na nakarating sa police blotter?

Ang foreign national ay narito upang pangasiwaan ang isang project na pinondohan ng kanyang bansa para makatulong sa ating probinsiya.

Pero, bakit naman tinutukan ng baril at pinakain pa ng buhangin ang foreign national na ito?

Kung sino pa iyong tumutulong siya pa ang gagawan ng kabastusan.

Mabuti na lang Gov. at hindi na lumaki ang isyung ito.

Malaking kahihiyan ito, isang international embarrassment para sa probinsiya natin kung ito ay makarating sa international community.

Nag I am sorry na po ba sa foreign national ang may kagagawan nitong kabastusang ito?

Paano natin makamit ang Most Investor Friendly Province kung may mga pangyayaring ganito?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PO KAY VICE GOVERNOR FERDIE CALIMLIM!

November 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

VG Calimlim urges good governance in barangays


By Brando Cortez

LINGAYEN-The provincial governor urged the newly elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials to serve their constituents through good governance.

Pangasinan Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. advised the newly elected barangay officials to set aside their differences and prepare to work for the interest of the people.

“Ngayong tapos na ang halalan, nais ko po na ipahatid sa ating mga nagtagumpay na barangay officials na ilagay na sa isang tabi ang pamumulitika at maghanda na sa pagsisilbi sa taumbayan,” Calimlim said. “Kailangan magkaisa at magtulungan ang lahat ng sector sa bawat barangay para maayos na maipatupad ang mga programa ng gobyerno.”

The winning Punong Barangays, barangay councilors and SK chairmen and councilors will assume their posts noon of November 30 and their term will end after three years.

The barangay and SK officials are not entitled to a salary, they would receive their monthly honorarium, depending on the income of their barangay.

Calimlim appealed for healing on the differences that arose among neighbors, friends and families within the barangays caused by the election intramurals.

“Dapat panguhan ng mga barangay officials ang kampanya sa pagkakaisa sa kanilang barangay,” Calimlim said. “Ang pagkakaisa ang susi sa maluwag na pagsasamahan at kaunlaran sa barangay.”

Calimlim advised all newly elected barangay officials to attend the basic and specialized trainings that the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) usually initiates so that they will be properly guided in the conduct of their responsibilities.

“The basic training involves their functions and duties, among others,” Calimlim said. “The specialized training will tackle budget preparations, parliamentary procedures, revenue-generation and disaster risk management preparations.

Calimlim said that he is looking forward to working with the newly elected barangay and SK officials in providing good governance to the people of Pangasinan.

November 11, 2010 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

OFWs with ‘wholesome family’ awarded


By Yolanda Sotelo

ROSALES–Overseas Filipino Workers who were able to maintain a “wholesome family” with all members able to complete college education, are engaged in community work, and have invested their earnings in the country, were selected as model OFWs during the Model Ofw Familly Year Award in the Ilocos Region on Monday at SM Rosales.

The 2010 MOFYA regional awardee (land based) is the couple Manuel Cabrera and his wife Rosita, who worked for 21 years in London, England, and went back home to their hometown Mangaldan where they stayed, invested their earnings and became community leaders.
Manuel was a school teacher from 1965-1975 while his wife Rosita was working as assistant nurse at the Pangasinan provincial hospital, when decided to try their luck abroad in 1975.
The two went to London, England where Manuel worked as a waiter while Rosita, as a chambermaid.
But the hardworking couple climbed up the ladder and Manuel was soon a restaurant manager (John Gater Holdings Chain of Restaurants) while Rosita became a assistant housekeeper, then a nursing auxiliary in a hospital.

Instead of staying in England, the two have invested their earnings back home, putting up a rice mill, a subdivision, apartments, and tilling an agricultural farm.

Manuel, now a municipal councilor, is very active in community work, being the president of the farmers association in his village where he was once the barangay chairman. He is also the president of the Mangaldan Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Farmers Federation and of the Pangasinan Provincial IPM Kasakalikasan Federation.

The couple has three children – Marvin, who completed Bachelor of Science in Business Systems Modeling in Greenwich University, London, England as a working student; Roma, who studied Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the Saint Louis University in Baguio City; and Manuel Jr. who completed his secondary education at the Gobowen College for the disabled.
Marvin and Roma are both working in England while Manuel Jr. who was born with physical disability, helps in the family’s farm and rice mill.

“Though he was born with physical disability, he was never a burden to his family. He is very industrious. He helps in the farm and in the rice mill. Indeed he is the lucky charm in the family,” the couple said.

Manuel’s advice to other OFWs is “to be patient, not to be homesick especially during early days abroad.”

“You should not also spend all your earnings, but always save and make investment back home. You must always remember your family behind,” he added.

Manuel claimed he helped his father send his younger siblings to school, and when they have finished their education, he opened a scholarship program for poor but deserving students in his village. He also helped four families in going to England to work.

But the two claimed there’s nothing like home, so they went back to their village to stay.
The sea-based Model MOFYA is Cecilio Rahon, a native of Darat village, Pinili, Ilocos Norte. He worked as a seaman from July 6, 1976 to May 18, 1988, starting from being a mess boy to become a third engineer.

Rahon is married to Esther Eriano Rahon, a native of Sorsogon and they have six children, all successful in their chosen fields. They are Pedro , BS Psychology and at present working with an NGO; Cecilio, a graduate of BS Marine Technology and working as seaman; Rizaldy, who finished voc maintenance and also a seasman, Raymond, BS Agriculture graduate and working as agricultural technologist; Ryan, a graduate of BS Criminology and on training in California, USA; and Celeste Mae, a nurse.
The Rahon couple has invested in fish cage, cattle and carabao, rice mill, and planting of forest trees like gmelina and molave.The two also were able to buy small parcels of land they plant to rice, garlic and tobacco.

The Model MOFYA 2010 is given to OFW families considered “wholesome “ or have constancy of positive communication leading to emotional connection, support and maintenance, sharing of responsibilities among the members and the children are psychologically and socially mature.
They also have civic or community Involvement and they are successful in managing family finances, shown by investments in properties and businesses.

November 11, 2010 at 9:56 pm Leave a comment

Task Force Kalikasan urged to intensify dismantling and dredging operations


LINGAYEN— Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. urged the Task Force Kalikasan and its member agencies to intensify their dismantling and dredging operations to restore the rivers from its original clean and healthy condition.
“Let us leave a legacy to the future children of this province para makita nila na meron silang malinis, mabango, maganda at buhay na mga ilog,” the Governor said during a meeting last November 2 at the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center (PDRRMC) here with the PDRRMC Task Force Kalikasan members and other task forces commissioned to implement the provincial government’s Clean Up Drive of the rivers and water systems of Pangasinan.
Espino said he is bent to pursue his advocacy in saving the environment through river clean-up as a long term measure to prevent flooding especially during strong typhoons and other calamities.
Since the clean up drive started in August, the members of the Task Force Kalikasan composed mainly of Provincial Government and PNP personnel have already dismantled many structures built by fishpen operators in Binmaley, Lingayen, Bugallon, San Carlos and Labrador.
Espino said with the dismantling of the illegal structures, the water systems will become clean, beautiful and productive again aside from mitigating the problems of flooding in the province.
This will also give opportunity for other people to avail of the bounties of the waters which used to cater only to fishpen operators who have built their fish nets or fish traps illegally in the rivers.
The provincial chief executive stressed he is not prohibiting people from fishing in the rivers explaining that what the provincial government only prohibits is the putting up of illegal structures which causes the waters to become polluted and damaged.
“Hindi natin ipinagbabawal ang pangingisda, instead, we are encouraging people to fish. We are cleaning the rivers para tumaba at dumami uli ang mga isda so that the fishermen can fish again,” Gov. Espino said even as he stressed that the rivers belong to every Pangasinense.
He also asked them to help the provincial government explain to the people that we are protecting our rivers and water systems so that we can preserve our waters especially for the future generations.
He likewise instructed the river marshalls from the PNP to intensify the enforcement of laws and help explain that the province is just implementing the existing laws and ordinances of the municipal and provincial governments and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the protection of water systems.

Meanwhile, Pangasinan Provincial Police Director Rosueto Ricaforte has expressed t full support to the project even as he said that the PNP is willing to continue helping in this noble endeavor. (PIO)

November 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment


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