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Barbecue Grills Lighting


Dagupan City Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez leads the SangguniangPanlungsodin lighting the barbecue grills to signal the opening of the Bangus Festival 2012 “KalutanedDalan” on April 30. (Photo by MitzCresencio)

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May 4, 2012 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

TPLEX Phase II to start in November-DPWH


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- The second Phase of the Tarlac-Pangasinan Expressway (TPLEX) from this town to Urdaneta City will likely start in November after the road-right-of way (ROW) have been completely negotiated with the landowners.

This was learned from Engr. Constancio Manzano, coordinator of Private Infrastructure Development Corporation (PIDC) during a meeting with Mayor Libradita Go-Abrenica last April 26.

“We are still negotiating with the landowners both in Villasis and in Urdaneta City. During our negotiations, many problems cropped up such as the presence of tenants and the lack of land documents. However, we are looking for ways to expedite the acquisition of the Rows” Manzano said. (more…)

May 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: P-Noy scored media on negative reporting



President Benigno S. Aquino III blamed the media on negative news reports that came out in various tri-media outlets lately. Speaking before the members of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) a week ago, he lamented the fact that local news reporters were focusing on the negative side of what he’s doing as chief executive of the Philippines. He chided the local press, saying that the negative reports sell in the media.

On the other hand, President P-Noy lauded the foreign press. He said that foreign reporters carried mostly positive news about his administration, particularly reporters of Newsweek and Time Magazines.

Personally, I don’t subscribe to President P-Noy’s claim that local reporters are fond of projecting negative reports about him and his administration. I don’t also believe that negative stories will lessen people’s interest in his governance and that the foreign media’s positive stories will project his good image.

Local media are exercising their profession by looking from within. They are the insiders who can discern every move and action of the President. They are the ones who know the real scores and scenarios permeating the consciousness of every Juan, Maria, Pedro and Enyang. In short, they are also Filipinos who feel the brunt of economic crisis and the policies imposed by this government. (more…)

May 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment


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