Archive for December 25, 2011


Winners of the pageant held during the Volunteers’ Day Celebration join event chairperson Councilor Maybelyn Fernandez and Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez for a photo op on December 17. MITZ CRESENCIO

December 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

Pangasinan donates P2M to ‘Sendong victims’

DAGUPAN CITY – The provincial government of Pangasinan donated P1-million each to the calamity-stricken cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.
Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. personally asked Vice Gov. Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim Jr. and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to release funds for this purpose during the Media in Action forum held in Lingayen town.
“This is our way of helping our countrymen who suffered the wrath of typhoon Sendong,” he said.
City Information officer Orpheus Velasco, who personally went to Cagayan De Oro yesterday along with other Pangasinan officials to deliver the donation, said it is always good to help countrymen who are in dire need.
Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano expressed his gratitude to the generosity of Pangasinan and other provinces which donated help to his area.
“Thank you very much sa probinsiya ng Pangasinan, Hindi maliit na bagay ang isang milyon. Napakalaking tulong ito sa amin,“ Ermano said over a phone- patched radio interview.
The cities of Cagayan De Oro, Iligan and Dumaguete suffered the most during the massive flooding that battered Visayas and Mindanao Friday. Death toll reached almost a thousand.
Cagayan De Oro was declared under state of calamity Monday afternoon after the City Council passed and approved the resolution. (PIA-Pangasinan)

December 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

Feeding programs create jobs in Alaminos

Gift giving initiated by some residents of Alaminos City to the pupils of Alaminos Central School..

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

ALAMINOS CITY – The mayor of this city bared how his three-year feeding program benefited not only the nutritional and academic statuses of school children but the economic welfare of the people here.

In an interview recently with Hawaii’s TV “Health & Wealth’ hosted by Dr. Terry Shintani, Mayor Hernani Braganza explained that the city’s P10 million feeding program every year pumped-prime the local economy.

This is because the mostly farming parents supplied the foods for the feeding programs here by P577, 380.00 in 2008, P744, 566.23 in 2009, and P408, 312.75 in 2010.

Braganza said that the beneficiaries of this program were 7,000 day care and pre-school pupils and 13,000 elementary school children.

“Some 6,700 or 42 percent of 16, 000 families have benefitted from this program, too,” he stressed.

He noted that this endeavor dubbed as “Bright Child Program: created the following jobs here by 349 in 2008, 1,202 in 2009, and 1, 461 in 2010”. (more…)

December 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

Agham Party-list sues Meat Inspector

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

ROSALES – The Agham Party-list which is allied with the agricultural sector,

recently sued Executive Director Jane Bacayu of the National Meat Inspection Service.

Abono Chair Rosendo So said Agham Party-list Rep. Angelo Palmones sued Bacayu because she procrastinated on the implementation of Administrative Order No. 22 that should have started last year.

Earlier, a national association of hog raisers asked the resignation of Efren C. Nuestro as chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry, also for the non-implementation of AO 22. (more…)

December 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: A lot of fun at the Dagupan City’s Mass Media Night

It’s very seldom that media practitioners in the province convene in one place and enjoy the company of each other. Last December 16, tri-media practitioners of Pangasinan have all the fun as they were grouped in a Mass Media Night by the Pangasinan Press Club (PPC) as part of the month-long fiesta celebration of Dagupan City.

Thanks to PPC President Gonzalo T. Duque and the Club’s officers for spearheading the affair and of course to City Mayor Benjamin Lim for sponsoring such event.

The event was fun-filled. Wines and beers kept on flowing. Food served in a box from Mang Inasal was palatable. But what I liked most was the crispy pork lechons which filled my gustatory appetite with gusto. I’m a lechon lover, eh.

I was personally enchanted by the music of Bossing Band that provided songs of yesteryears. The music was so soothing to the ears and my feet could not stop stomping to the beat of their music.

It was my first time to hear Mayor Lim sing. He’s such a trooper. Oh my, this Mayor is not only a good city executive, he could be an entertainer. He sang better than those real singers/entertainers.

Well, what I liked most in that night was that I had the time to meet former friends whom I was not able to communicate with for many years. Facebook friends were also there and by mere smiles and nods, I surmised that they too were enjoying the night. I did enjoy too the dance. My dancing skills were put to test. I danced swing and chacha with Liway and with Minnie, rhumba and boogie-woogie. Oh, I was soooo tired after those vigorous dance steps. Next time I promised to practice with Liway and Minnie to perfect our dance steps. (more…)

December 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm Leave a comment

Pajela cites programs and projects for the Rosales

By Virglio Sar. Maganes

ROSALES- “All the projects that are implemented in the municipality including my projects and that of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) are yours. The funds came from your taxes and you must take the ownership. We, your elected officials, are only instruments in providing you with the basic services.”

Vice Mayor Dominador “Jojo” E. Pajela Jr. said this to barangay officials and towns people last December 16 during the opening and launching of the physical fitness gym, hair, nail and massage clinic and dart and billiard hall.

Pajela said the said facilities were funded out of his and the SB members’ “meager” countrywide development fund (CDF) and their personal funds.

“I have only P500,000 funds annually for project development and if I divide this among the 37 barangays, each will just receive around P7,000. This is a small amount compared to the funds of Mayor (Ricardo) Revita that’s why I have to shell out my personal money to provide for your needs,” he said .

Pajela also said each municipal councilor has only P250,000 CDF which is not enough to support the needs of their constituents.

Earlier, Pajela distributed T-shirts to the members of the Rosales Vendors Association which he said to make them physically upkeep to the eyes of the people.

“I have provided them with T-shirts so that they will be respected by the people. Aside from the market vendors, the pedicab drivers will soon have their own uniforms. Why am I doing his? I believe that the people should look clean. Let’s start the cleanliness with our people and not concentrate only with our surroundings,” he said. (more…)

December 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

Abono turns over funds for pupils’ contributions

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- Parents of pupils of Tombod Elementary School here need not worry about payments of school contributions as these are shouldered by the Abono Partylist.

Abono Partylist President Ponciano V. Onia Jr., who represented Abono Partylist Chair Rosendo O. So, turned over a check worth P82,880 to school head Analiza S. Mones last December 16 during the school’s Christmas celebration.

The turn over was witnessed by parents, school teachers, Councilor Centenielo Ramon R. Costales Jr., Councilor Nicholai Jan Louie Q. Sison , PTA President Adonis U. Bascos and barangay officials.

“I hope that with this fund, the pupils will be inspired to attend their classes and parents as well as will be supportive to the other needs of their children,” Onia told the audience.

The scholarship program is part of the continuing support of Abono for the upliftment of lives of the people in the countryside. The other projects are agricultural program advocacies and medical and dental missions

Mones thanked Abono for its support to school improvement and development projects even as she said the scholarship funds will be of great help to the pupils and their parents.

Barangay Kagawad Rlan B. Sibayan who asked Abono for the funds, said he will keep on looking for development assistance from civic-spirited citizens and other organizations that could help propel the progress of the barangay.

“I thanked the Abono Partylist especially Engr. So and his family for their continuing assistance to the barangay officials of Tombod. They have been very supportive to the many projects that we have initiated in the barangay,” Sibayan said.

It will be recalled that last August, Abono distributed school kits comprising of a school bag, papers, notebooks, crayons and school supplies to the kindergarten and indigent pupils of the school.

December 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm 1 comment

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