Archive for March, 2012


March 29, 2012 at 7:06 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Selective honesty and generosity


One of the 48 Laws of Power entitled Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm your Victim states ‘One sincere and honest move will cover over dozens of dishonest ones. Open-hearted gestures of honesty and generosity bring down the guard of even the most suspicious people. Once your selective honesty opens a hole in their armor, you can deceive and manipulate them at will. A timely gift – a Trojan horse – will serve the same purpose.’
There are Pangasinan politicians who practice selective honesty and generosity to deceive and manipulate the people.
There are instances when a local elective executive official is always seen in the media speaking against gambling but when the cameras and the voice recorders are away the same official is said to be the protector of gambling. (more…)

March 29, 2012 at 7:03 am Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Great happenings sa Dagupan



BANGUS FESTIVAL 2012. Ayon kay Dagupan City councilor Marc Bryan Lim, kahit na mas shorter ang length ng Bangus Festival 2012, siksik naman ito sa activities.

Si Councilor Lim ang Hermano Mayor ng Bangus Festival kaya naman abalang abala siya sa mga nai-set na mga events sa bawat araw.
Masaya naman si councilor Bryan dahil marami daw ang tumutulong sa paghahanda para sa Bangus Festival na magsisimula officially sa April 13 at magtatapos sa May 1 kung saan itatanghal ang Pista’y Dayat.
Siyempre sa April 30 magaganap ang pinakahihintay ng lahat, ang masayang Kalutan ed Dalan Street Party at magpapainom pa si Administrator Vlad Mata. Hehehe. (more…)

March 29, 2012 at 7:02 am Leave a comment

‘KANO ANG BOSS KO’ Abono bewails Pnoy’s subservience to US


By Brando Cortez

ROSALES-Abono Party-list Chairman Rosendo So said the local hog farmers are dismayed by the present administration’s subservience to the dictates of the United States in the area of policy making for the local meat industry.

“Kung dati ay sinabi ni Presidente Aquino na ‘Kayo ang Boss ko,’ ngayon naman ay ‘Kano ang Boss ko!’ So said.

He said it looked like the sovereign power of the Filipino people to rule through our government over the economy and our future as a nation has been effectively subverted by the United States.
“Dapat siguro ay itaas na lang nila ang bandera ng Amerika dito sa Pilipinas dahil kayang kayang diktahan ng Amerika ang ating gobyerno.” So added. “Wala na tayong kalayaan upang pangalagaan ang ating ekonomiya at ibinigay na nating ito sa Amerika.” (more…)

March 29, 2012 at 6:57 am Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Politics in the 3rd and 4th congressional district


The political kettle in Mangaldan, Pangasinan heats up this early.
Since incumbent Mayor Herminio Romero is bowing out (he is on his last term) next year, those being rumored to run there are former national police chief and land transportation office’s (LTO) boss Art Lomibao, incumbent Vice Mayor Berex Abalos, and former mayoralty candidate Bona de Vera.
My mole told me last week that Lomibao’s supporters have been scouting for his vice mayor.
The spy said the logical tandem they found that could jibe with Lomibao is former vice Mayor Pedro Surdilla.
They said vice mayor Abalos immediately torpedoed their proposal for him to be Art’s vice mayor. (more…)

March 29, 2012 at 6:53 am Leave a comment

MEDIA FUNSHOOT


These Pangasinan mediamen aim to their targets as they participate in the Pangasinan Media Funshoot last March 17 at the Pangasinan Firing range in Lingayen. The funshoot is part of the Palarong Media of the Pangasinan Press Club(PPC).CESAR RAMIREZ

March 26, 2012 at 12:10 am Leave a comment

Mangatarem forest threatened by illegal logging


By Yolanda Sotelo
DAGUPAN CITY – Mangatarem’s rainforest, Pangasinan province’s largest remaining rainforest, is threatened by illegal logging, with new roads into the deep areas constructed for easier hauling of logs, environment officials said.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Leduina Co said last week, a team from the agency, local government of Mangatarem and the military swooped into the forest and found that massive illegal logging has been on-going there.
Co blamed the newly opened road traversing through the mountains of Mangatarem, which was constructed without permit from the DENR, which made it easier for unlawful loggers to conduct their unlawful activities. The road has not been paved yet. (more…)

March 26, 2012 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

Ilocos police all set to secure Semana Santa


CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO — Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) director Chief Superintendent Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu has ordered the placing under heightened alert of the entire police in the region to augment the route security, traffic management and preventive patrol operations in the four Region 1 provinces in anticipation of this year’s Holy Week and summer vacation.
Bucayu said hundreds of uniformed men, including Route Safety Marshalls, have been deployed and are manning police Assistance Hubs and checkpoints established in main thoroughfares and in various tourist destinations in Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte in which the influx of visitors and local folks are expected.
“Our police personnel are now deployed and ready to assist the motorists and tourists coming in to our region for the Holy Week. Likewise, assistance centers were set up in every municipality and all police stations are on the round-the-clock duty. Emergency Response Teams and Motorized Anti-Street Crime Operatives (MASCO) were also activated,” Bucayu said. (more…)

March 26, 2012 at 12:02 am Leave a comment

DPWH to finish road repairs before rainy season


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

LINGAYEN – The Second Engineering District hopes to complete the massive repairs of roads before the rainy days start, as instructed by SecretaryRogelio L. Sings on of the Department of Public Works & Highways .
This is according to Engr. Rodolfo “Boy” Dion whoalso said there was nothing anomalous in the repairs of roads that are still in good condition n Barangays Tapuac, Caranglaan, Mayombo, and Arellano District in Dagupan City. (more…)

March 26, 2012 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

Q & A: Fidel V. Ramos on power rates, Spratly Islets, and wars


In the recent unveiling of the marker dedicated by the San Roque Power Corporation to former President Fidel V. Ramos in San Manuel, Pangasinan, columnist Mortz C. Ortigoza of Northern Watch asked him about the expensive power rates in the Philippines, South China Sea’s conundrum, and wars. Excerpts:
MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA (MCO): We have the most expensive electricity in the world, which is worse from our being No.4 not long ago.
FIDEL V. RAMOS (FVR): No, no, no. The practicality of the electric power is based on supply and demand. The demand is by the 95 million people. That is why there is a shortage in Mindanao which has now 30 million people and (where) industries are growing, school children and school houses multiplying. We need more power.
MCO: Is the prohibitive price of power a result of the sluggish foreign investments?
FVR: Well, that is not the fault of the foreigners, (but) the fault of the local leaders. If I am a foreigner, with investible money, I will look for the best place to go. I will no go to place where the impeachment taking place at the expense of the ticking bombs of our economy.
MCO: Since we are ensconced pathetically now as No.1 in terms of power rates, do you favor building of nuclear power plants in the country to mitigate our electric problem?
FVR: Public attitudes toward nuclear power remain ambiguous, with significant anti–nuclear opposition from environmentalist. Nuclear power currently produces 14% of the world’s electricity, but brings risks of waste disposal, radiation, and other security factors.
Natural gas, however, produces fewer greenhouses per energy unit than oil and coal. The combustion of natural gas emits 30% less carbon dioxide than oil, and 455 less CO2 than coal. (more…)

March 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm Leave a comment

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