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Mayor Benjamin S. Lim (second from right) beams while “gifting” US Embassy Political Counselor Joy Yamamoto a book about Dagupan City during the latter’s courtesy call on the mayor at his office recently. Witnessing the “ceremony” are from left Councilor Brian C. Lim, City Administrator Vlad Mata and Police Superintendent Romeo Caramat Jr., city police chief, (extreme right). (CIO – Dagupan Photo by Gryson de Venecia)

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December 15, 2010 at 8:42 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL


My Only Governor…

This remark from Bani Mayor Navarro has once again stirred the political climate in the province.

‘My only governor’ was uttered by Mayor Marcelo Navarro, Jr. when he met defeated 2010 gubernatorial candidate Victor Agbayani during President Aquinos visit to Bani, Pangasinan.

The organizers of the presidential visit snubbed the duly elected Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. by not inviting him to the inauguration of the core shelter project of the government in Bani, Pangasinan.

Will the provincial personalities like the Hon. Ranjit Shahani file a resolution declaring the organizers persona non grata?

They once threatened to do this against Archbishop Oscar Cruz for his expose naming the governor as a jueteng operator.

Does the statement ‘My only governor’ imply that Mayor Navarro does not recognize the incumbency of Governor Espino?

Does the statement ‘My only governor’ imply that Mayor Navarro does not recognize the majority of votes cast by the people of Bani for Governor Espino?

The people will once again see a united provincial government declaring all out support to Governor Espino.

A Manifesto of Support to Gov. Espino from the League of Mayor will come out.

A Manifesto of Support to Gov. Espino from the League of Vice Mayors will come out.

A Manifesto of Support to Gov. Espino from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan will come out.

Both are educated and trained in the prestigious Philippine Military Academy.

Media has been having a feast in the words of anger both have been throwing at each other.

Somebody ought to bring peace between Governor Espino and Mayor Navarro.

December 15, 2010 at 8:26 am 1 comment

19 Dolphins visit Alaminos


By Yolanda Sotelo

ALAMINOS CITY – For a few fleeting moments on Monday afternoon, 19 dolphins frolicked at the Lucap Bay, the jump-off point to the Hundred Islands, enthralling the officials and Bantay Dagat of this city.
Mayor Hernani Braganza said the Bantay Dagat informed him of the presence of the gentle sea creatures at around 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the Lucap Bay.
“We rushed to the sea to watch the dolphins and to keep them safe from harm, telling the fishermen to remove their gill nets as the dolphins could get entangled in them.
“We actually tried to lead them into the Hundred Islands, but they headed to the open sea at sunset,” Braganza said.
The pod of dolphins stayed for just about two hours and that no fishery expert was able to come and identify the species. “We just saw that there were big and small ones, and the biggest was around 10 feet long,” he said.
Braganza personally directed the Bantay Dagat where to guide the dolphins, veering them away from shallow and rocky areas which could hurt the sea mammals.
Dr. Westly Rosario, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Center chief, said the pod could have visited for a “meal” at the mouth of Bued River.
“It is usually at the river’s mouth where there are plenty of food like krill and small fishes for them, so they come for their meal,” Rosario said.
The other reason why dolphins go near the shore is when they are hurt or have wounds, Rosario said. But Braganza said the dolphins looked vigorous.
“We hope we can have more visiting dolphins, but unfortunately there are still blast fishing activities in other towns which scare the dolphins away,” he said.
Records showed that a dolphin was beached in nearby Labrador town in May 2008 – a 2.1 meter long pantropic spotted dolphin which the residents named “Alab” measured 2.1 meter long.
The dolphin looked sick and was supposed to be brought to the Ocean Adventure in Subic for treatment, but died before the trip.
A month before that, or on February 8, a rough toothed dolphin which is about 5-6 years old (mature age), was trapped inside an oyster culture farm off the village of Baley Daan in this city.
The city officials then sought assistance from the Ocean Adventure and the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN) which brought the dolphin to their facilities in Subic in Zamabales on February 10.
The dolphin the residents named Bayanihan had wounds and was very weak. It was found out to be afflicted with scoliosis and suffering from respiratory infections.
It died on February 21 or 13 days after it was rescued.
In 2007, the city government and the PMMSN conducted a seminar among fishermen and city personnel on how to rescue stranded mammals along the city’s shores.
The seminar was conducted after a dolphin died even before getting first aid.

December 15, 2010 at 8:20 am Leave a comment

Tunay na kaibigan at bagong kaibigan


Tunay na kaibigan at bagong kaibigan

MAYOR JOHN ARCINUE, congratulations po! Nakapagpahinga na po ba kayo?

Nakausap ko si Mayor John noong gabi bago mag eleksiyon para sa SK Federation President ng probinsiya.

Nanalong SK Federation President ang kanyang anak na si JC Arcinue.

Eto ang natutunan ni mayor John “Dito sa exercise na ito…nakita ko ang mga tunay na kaibigan at nagkaroon pa ako ng mga bagong kaibigan.”

Isa sa mga tunay na kaibigan na nagbigay ng suporta ay si Mayor Ayoy Resuello ng San Carlos.

Manong Bing Arcinue, ang ganda pala ng Palmas Verdes subdivision sa Bonuan Binloc sa Dagupan.

Ano po ba ang feeling na maging lolo ng isang Board Member?

Sigurado ko nakita niyo din ang inyong tunay na kaibigan at mag bagong kaibigan…tama ba, Kuya Rolly Dee?

JC Arcinue, Board Member ka na ngayon. Panahon na para patunayan mo na ang kabataan ay may silbi sa Pangasinan.

PARENG EJ SERAFICA, kumusta na? Legal naman pala ang pag-upo mo bilang municipal administrator.

Ayon sa Civil Service Commision regional office hindi na kailangan ng concurrence ng Sangguniang Bayan ang appointment sa position ng municipal administrator.

Ayon pa rin sa CSC, nag posisyon ng municipal administrator ay co-terminus and highly confidential in nature.

Ang appointment ni EJ bilang municipal administrator ay binding at ang CSC lang ang puedeng mag-disapprove nito.

Administrator EJ Serafica, trabaho pa rin. Nakita mo na ba ang tunay na kaibigan mo at may mga bagong kaibigan ka ba?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BM DANN UY! Kailan po ba magkakaroon ng minority sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan?

Pipirma po ba kayo kung may maglalabaas ng petition para i-declare na persona non grata si Presidente Noynoy dahil sa pag-isnab niya kay Gov. Espino?

Natalo po pala ang kandidato ni Presidente Noynoy sa election mga League of Mayors.

Ang nanalo ay si Mayor Strike Revilla ng Bacoor, Cavite.

Mas maraming LAKAS mayors pa rin talaga sa buong Pilipinas at pinatunayan nila ang kanilang lakas nang iboto nila ang oposisyon.

Pasko na, panahon na ng kapatawaran at kapayapaan.

Manong Danny, nakita mo na ba ang tunay na kaibigan at may mga bagong kaibigan ka ba?

“Sa pamamagitan ng tatlong paraan maaari naming malaman ang karunungan: una, sa pamamagitan ng pagmuni-muni, na kung saan ito ay noblest; ikalawa, sa pamamagitan ng paggaya, na kung saan ito ay pinakamadali: at ikatlo, sa pamamagitan ng karanasan, na kung saan ito ay ang pinaka mapait.”

December 15, 2010 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Chua, Abono supports palay seeds production


By Brando Cortez

ASINGAN-Mayor Heidee Chua gave her favorable support to the production of certified rice seeds production among farmers in eastern Pangasinan as a positive step towards attaining rice self-sufficiency.

Chua said that the farmers who participated in the ‘Five Days Basic Training on Inbred Rice Seed Production and Certification’ is a new breed of farmers who are now tasked to provide the seed requirements of palay farmers of Pangasinan.

She thanked the Abono Party-list Rep. Robert Raymund Estrella, Jr. for his continuing concern over the plight of small farmers by providing training on certified seed production.

“Nagpapasalamat po tayo sa Abono Party-list sa training na ito,” Chua said. “Naniniwala po ako na malaki ang pakinabang na makukuha ng mga magsasaka sa certified seed production.”

Abono Party-list president Ponciano Onia Jr. stressed that the training was conducted to arm the farmers in terms of ensured high quality of seeds.

He said that the project is being conducted with the cooperation of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr., the Department of Agriculture, Munciciplaity of Asingan and the Pangasinan Fedration of Irrigators Association.

Onia said that proper monitoring of the will be conducted by accredited specialists on the crops of the seed growers to have quality seeds.

Pangasinan Federation of Irrigators Association president Oftociano Manalo, Jr. said that certified seed production will increase the income of farmers who usually produce palay.

He also said that the graduates of the training will increase the volume of certified seeds available for palay farmers.

“Ang production ng certified seeds ay isang magandang opportunity sa magsasaka na magkaroon ng mas mataas na kita,” Manalo said. “Makakasiguro tayo ng mas magandang punla at madadagdagan pa ang certified seed growers na magbibigay ng quality seeds.”

December 15, 2010 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

Sual Seaport construction to start


By Brando Cortez

ROSALES-Construction work for the Sual International Shipping Port may finally start this month.

Sual Mayor John Rodney Arcinue said that Phase 1 of the project will is expected to be completed in 365 days.

Phase 1 is worth P80 million from the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC).

Arcinue said that derivative economic activities will be generated once the construction starts.

Phase 1 consists of the the construction of a RO-RO ramp, rock causeway, including rock bulkhead, fill materials, RC Curb, Stair landing, Zocalo wall, retaining wall and drainage system.

Arcinue said that the development of the port is an important component of the integrated development plan for Sual.

He said that the development plan is a long term framework that does not only intend to welcome physical infrastructure but also give parallel recognition to the development of social infrastructure.

The construction of Phase I of the Sual Port, costing P80.6 Million is expected to be completed in 365 days. The project involves the construction of a RO-RO ramp, rock causeway, including rock bulkhead, fill materials, RC Curb, Stair landing, Zocalo wall, retaining wall and drainage system.

December 15, 2010 at 8:13 am Leave a comment


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