Archive for May, 2012
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ASINGAN- The Abono Party-list distributed a total of 1,750 bags of certified palay seeds to the farmers of the 6th District of Pangasinan a last May 25, with former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia A. Villar and lawyer Erika Catlin Dy, Abono Partylist’s Provincial Chair of Isabela as main guests.
Villar was invited by Abono Provincial Chair Conrad M. Estrella III while Dy was introduced as Abono’s third nominee. (more…)
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY – Is Fourth District Rep. Georgina de Venecia running for a gubernatorial seat in the province next year?
Manay Gina, as she is endearingly called by her supporters, said it was not an impossibility that she runs for the top elective post in Pangasinan.
“We are still consulting one another in the family,” she said recently.
De Venecia, who is the congresswoman of the 4th District of Pangasinan, will find herself “jobless” next year in case her husband Jose, a former five-time speaker of the House of Representatives, will reclaim his post in the 2013 poll.
She said in the past that her electoral option is open for the mayoralty race of this city and the gubernatorial post.
“I and my husband are mulling what is best for us and the (place) where our services are needed most,” she said in Filipino.
In a recent gathering of political dignitaries in Davao City, the name of de Venecia cropped up as a possible gubernatorial bet of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s Liberal Party in Pangasinan .
“There is a big possibility for Manay Gina to try the gubernatorial post since she has no more political seat to run except the mayoralty post of Dagupan and the governor’s post in the province,’ said a political analyst who asked for anonymity. (more…)
DAGUPAN CITY – Despite heavy rains being experienced in the province almost every afternoon, the rainy season is not yet officially here.
Greg De Vera, bureau chief of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Pangasinan, said the declaration of the onset of the rainy season is based on a criteria that at least five of the seven field stations of PAGASA all over the country would register at least 25 mm amount of rainfall for five days. (more…)
DAGUPAN CITY – The search for the city’s ten outstanding citizens has been extended until June 4.
Mayor Benjamin S. Lim decided to set the deadline of submission of nominations eleven days longer to accommodate more nominees and to enable worthy selection of deserving recipients of the recognition.
Awarding for the most prestigious citation for the exemplary Dagupeños is on June 20, as the pinnacle event of the 65thAgew na Dagupan celebration. (CIO)
A top government official told me how an assessor of a town or city fleece a taxpayer (seller or buyer of a real property) who asked for the certification of a real property’s classification.
The classifications are residential, agricultural, and commercial.
“With the right amount given by the taxpayer, he certifies the land as residential even it is located in a commercial area,” he told me.
He explained that the government lose a huge amount of taxes that runs to thousands if not millions of pesos because a P30 thousand per square meter (PSM) of real property (land and/or building) will become P10 thousand PSM only for just a stroke of a pen by a corrupt assessor . (more…)