Archive for July, 2012

MAGANES: Word war of the political titans

Like a volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo and Mayon Volcano, Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. has spewed a magma of unprintable words against 6th District Board Member Ranjit Ramos Shahani during an interview over the radio in Dagupan City. The sudden outburst of emotions by Governor Espino stemmed from an alleged statement of Shahani that he ( Espino) is the ” most corrupt Governor the province of Pangasinan ever had.”

Nobody can blame Governor Espino for reacting negatively. No one in his sane mind could accept a sweeping accusation of being a corrupt official, much so that there is a good name and political career to protect. (more…)

July 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

SP declares Urbiztondo’s loan null and void

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

LINGAYEN – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan has declared null and void Ordinance No. 01-2012 of Urbiztondo town, which authorizes the town to borrow P52 million from the bank.

Provincial Resolution No. 1292-2012 was passed last July 16 during the SP’s 69th regular session.

The ordinance earlier drew flak among the SP members when they learned that Urbiztondo Mayor Ernesto Balolong has already issued checks as payments to suppliers out of the loan, approval of which has not been granted by the SP. (more…)

July 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

No to the privatization of gov’t hospitals- Casiño

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

DAGUPAN CITY- Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Teodoro “Teddy” Casiño strongly opposes the government plan to privatize public hospitals under the public-private partnership.

He said privatizing medical services by hospitals in the country will increase costs of medicines and even the professional fees of medical practitioners.

Speaking on a phone patch interview on Abono sa Radyo aired over DZRD-Sonshine Radyo hosted by Jimrey Biosa last July 18, Casiño said the plan will make medical services more unaffordable especially to the indigent families. (more…)

July 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

BSL sees need for tall buildings to meet growing number of school population

Dagupan City – The city government has programmed the construction of high-rise school buildings to address the growing number of school population and land requirements in all public elementary and secondary schools here.

This was disclosed by Mayor Benjamin S. Lim when he addressed the mass induction of the new set of officers from Kindergarten to Grade VI classes of the Bolosan Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association in barangay Bolosan last Thursday.

July 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: No to privatization of public hospitals

Privatization of public hospitals is being pushed in Congress.

House Bill 6069, or an Act Creating National Government Hospital Corporations authored by Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez, and Senate Bill 3110 or the National Government Hospital Corporate Restructuring Act proposed by Senator Franklin Drilon will lead to privatization of hospitals.

We privatized Petron…did oil prices stabilize? NO! (more…)

July 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Alagaan ang atay

CIRHOSSIS. Si Pareng Jun ay 64 years old na at nasa Dagupan siya ngayon katulad ni Pareng Ronald na ngayon ay 51 years old na nasa Urdaneta ay nabubuhay na may sakit na cirrhosis.
Kumusta na po kayo MAYOR NANI BRAGANZA? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Alam niyo po ba na Ang cirrhosis ay souvenir ni Pareng Jun dahil minsan sa isang mahabang kabanata ng kanyang buhay ay nagkahilig siya sa alak?
Ang cirrhosis ay souvenir din ni Pareng Ronald dahil hanggang ngayon ay mataas pa rin ang konsumo niya ng alak.
Peraho silang laging nakakaramdam ng napakatinding sakit ng tiyan pero ang kaibahan ni Pareng Jun at ni Pareng Ronald ay ganito.

Si Pareng Jun ay diagnosed na may cirrhosis kaya naman ginagawa niya ang lahat para maiwasan ang patuloy na paglala ng kanyang sakit. (more…)

July 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Canada hit for unfair trade, meddling on QR on rice

By Brando Cortez

QUEZON CITY-Swine Development Council Director Rosendo So is asking Canadian trade authorities to explain the disparity in its pork exports to the Philippines in 2011 as compared to the pork import records of the country in the same period.

So said local hog raisers also wonder why Canada is meddling in the country’s renegotiation for an extension of the quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice.

He said Canada is guilty of unfair trade. (more…)

July 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment


Pangasinan Gov.Amado Espino Jr. in a light mood with Sr.Supt.Mariano Luis Verzosa Jr., the new officer-in-charge(OIC) provincial director of the Pangasinan PNP, after the regular Monday flag raising ceremony at the Pangasinan police headquarters in Lingayen last July 16.CESAR RAMIREZ

July 23, 2012 at 1:59 am Leave a comment

Notorious drug pushers nabbed in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY– In response to the call of Mayor Benjamin S. Lim for a more serious and aggressive campaign against illegal drugs in their respective communities, Punong Barangay Pedro Gonzales of Barangay Bonuan Binloc showed the police the way to catch one of the most notorious drug dealers in his barangay last July 16.
In a buy-bust operation, City policemen led by Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority, caught red handed five individuals, including the main target, Hernando Clauna y Lapore Jr., who owns the house where the suspects were having a pot session when the raid was conducted. (more…)

July 23, 2012 at 1:57 am Leave a comment

Don’t use meat as bargaining chip — hog farmers

Hog farmers and poultry sectors advocates are holding on to the commitment of the Aquino administration not to use the livestock and poultry sectors as “bargaining chip” in negotiating with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the three-year extension of the country’s quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice.
The quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice allow the Philippines to impose higher tariffs on rice imports beyond the minimum access volume (MAV) of 350,000 metric tons under the WTO-Agriculture.
Imports of rice within the MAV are subject to a 40% duty, while imports in excess are subjected to 50% rate. (more…)

July 23, 2012 at 1:55 am Leave a comment

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