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These two boys walk as one of them take a look at this fisherman sculpture near the Catholic Church in Binmaley town.CESAR RAMIREZ

February 16, 2012 at 5:44 am Leave a comment

Shahani bewails SP’s lack of quorum

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

LINGAYEN- Sanguniang Panlalawigan member Ranjit Ramos Shahani chided his colleagues for not attending their regular session last February 6, causing it to adjourn early due to lack of quorum.

Shahani who was about to deliver his privilege speech regarding the controversial black sand mining in Sabangan, Malimpuec, Capandanan and Estanza villages in Lingayen, suspected that the lack of quorum was deliberate on the part of the other members of the SP.

“I am not categorically saying that they boycotted the session because I will deliver a privilege speech but the event that led to a non-quorum was suspicious,” Shahani said.

Before the adjournment of the session, present in the Session Hall were Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr., Board Members Mijamito Libunao (4th District), Danilo C. Uy (5th District), Clemente Arboleda, Jr. (5th District) ,Raul Dizon (2nd District), Ranjit Ramos Shahani (6th District) and Angel Baniqued (3rd District and majority floor leader).

Majority floor leader Angel Baniqued announced a ten-minute break for the Sangguniang Secretariat to call the other members of the Sangguniang Bayan who were seen earlier in their offices at the Capitol.

“Who will not suspect a deliberate boycott when those present in their offices did not attend the session . Board Members Alfonso Bince and Von Mark Mendoza were seen earlier in their respective offices and Board Member Salvador Perez III arrived also,” Shahani said. (more…)

February 16, 2012 at 5:38 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Why kill Kandaroma?

Ecotourism in Lingayen is a special project being pushed by the provincial government of Pangasinan.

Ecotourism is defined as a “purposeful travel to natural areas to understand the culture and natural history of the environment, taking care not to alter the integrity of the ecosystem, while producing economic opportunities that make the conservation of natural resources beneficial to local people” (McCormick, 1994).

The controversial area along the Lingayen Gulf is characterized by magnetite sand (black sand) and kandaroma trees, which both protect the shore from erosion.

For eco-tourism, you are not supposed to alter the integrity of the ecosystem by removing magnetite sand and kandaroma trees.

Kandaroma is a tree which was a favorite material of bonsai enthusiasts but is no longer part of new collections because it is now an endangered species. (more…)

February 16, 2012 at 5:33 am 1 comment

CORTEZ: If history repeats itself, Corona will be acquitted

SECOND TIME! Congratulations po pala sa second win ng Urdaneta bilang Cleanest, Greenest and Safest City sa Region 1…Dalawa na iyan.

Tama si MECO Chairman Amadeo Perez na hindi siya nagkamali na kayo po Mayor Bobom ang i-offer na mayor ng Urdaneta para manguna sa pagpapatuloy ng pag-unld ng Urdaneta.

Hindi nasasaktan si MECO Chairman Perez kapag sinasabi sa kanya na mukhang mas magaling si Mayor Bobom sa kanya.
Mas ipinagmamalaki at ikinatutuwa ni MECO Chairman Perez na marinig na may ‘improvement of the race’ kumbaga.
Malayo pa ang mararating ni Mayor Bobom Perez…at nakikinita ko na sa hinaharap na siya ay mauupo din sa Capitol bilang Governor ng Pangasinan. Governor Bobom Perez…Magandang pakingan ah! Anong year? Hindi ko pa alam. Hehehe

CJ ACQUITTED! Gaya gaya lang sa Amerika ang nangyayaring impeachment sa Chief Justice ng Korte Suprema ng Pilipinas. Katulad ng Amerika ang House of Representatives ang may saklaw sa pag-impeach sa Chief Justice na isinagawa nila noong taong 1804. Dito sa Pilipinas naman ngayong 2012. (more…)

February 16, 2012 at 5:29 am Leave a comment

Q and A Spratly Islands’ conundrum:” We should play the Philippines Card” – De Venecia

Philippines Former Five- time Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr ,who is seated second from left, spoke in an international forum. De Venecia founded and co-chairs the International Conference of (All) Asian Political Parties , and is the president of the Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International .

In a recent article of theGlobal Times published by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily, the tabloid exhorted China to punish economically the Philippines because of its recent military dialogues with the United States to host a more regular and much bigger military exercises on her territory.Former five-time House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr., an imminent connoisseur of geo-politics, was interviewed by Mortz C. Ortigoza, political columnist of Northern Watch, on the threatening Chinese’s belligerence towards the Philippines and the East Asian Countries who have claims on the Spratlys and other island territories in the South China Sea (SCS), the United States growing presence in the SCS, and the debt crises at the European Union in the face of the forthcoming election in France and the volatile political coalition in Germany. Excerpts:

MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA (MCO): Mainland China’s president Hu Jintao recently said war is imminent between China and the United States, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

JOSE DE VENECIA (JDV): Well, in the first place I don’t know whether it was true Hu Jintao made that statement that war is imminent against the U.S, Philippine, and Vietnam.

MCO: I read that in the internet an article entitled “China prepares for war over South China Sea Spratly Islands” ( after Hu reacted, in a speech he delivered at a military industrial complex in China, to U.S President Obama’s announcement in January 5, 2011 on a new military strategy in Asia as Vietnam and the Philippines were acrimonious on China’s incessant and aggressive encroachment in the Spratlys. JDV: I don’t think there will be war in the South China Sea. (more…)

February 16, 2012 at 5:26 am Leave a comment

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