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MARCH VS FILM


These Muslim women join close to 500 people in a peaceful march rally along major streets in Dagupan City last September 24 to protest the controversial movie “Innocence of Muslims.” Some foreign Muslim students also joined the rally.CESAR RAMIREZ

September 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Abono supports Shahani, de Vera for BM seats


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
ROSALES – The perceived political kingmaker of Pangasinan declared his support for the electoral bid of Board Member Ranjit Shahani and former Bayambang Mayor Leo “Boy” de Vera for a seat in the provincial board in next year’s poll.
Rosendo So, the chair of the popular Abono Party-list, said in case Shahani decides to seek re-election as member of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan (provincial board), he will support him (Shahani).
He said he will also support former Mayor de Vera who told him about his intention to take a shot at a seat in the provincial legislature.
As of press time, So said only the duo has courted his support a few days before the filing of candidacy that will be held on October 1 to 5 this year. (more…)

September 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment

JDV, Gina still deciding who will run


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY – Five-time Speaker Jose de Venecia said either he or his wife Gina, the congresswoman of the 4th District of Pangasinan, will run for the top district’s post.
He said the family is still consulting with each other because of demands from various quarters that want to see any of them head the district that is composed of one city and four towns.
“The family consults each other for the best interest of Dagupan City and the towns in the 4th District of Pangasinan,” he stressed.
The former Speaker said he and Gina are still deciding whether they will stay with Nationalist People’s Coalition (NP) or shift to the Liberal Party (LP). (more…)

September 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Binmaley VM faces SP probe for grave misconduct


by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

LINGAYEN- Vice Mayor Pedro A. Merrera III of Binmaley is set to be investigated by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) for “grave misconduct in office” filed by the members of Sangguniang Bayan of the town.

During the SP’ regular session last September 17, a complaint against Merrera dated September 13, 2012 for “grave misconduct in office” was referred to the SP Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability for investigation.

The complaint was signed by Binmaley Sangguniang Bayan Members Jose Z. Carrera Jr., Ellen F. Alipio, Urbano C. Delos Angeles III, Jocelyn V. Bautista, Franco C. Francisco, Vismark V. Valerio and Jesus A. Aquino. (more…)

September 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Abrenica welcomes opponents in 2013 elections


by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- Amid rumors that she will be challenged in May 2013, Mayor Libradita Go- Abrenica said she welcomed political opponents for the said position.

“We are in a democracy, thus we have to preserve the democratic processes in this country. Anyone has the right to run for any political position, including the mayoralty,” Mayor Abrenica said.

She said the projects installed and constructed under her watch including that of her husband former Mayor Nonato S. Abrenica, speak for themselves. “The people of our town know the efforts we have done to transform our town into what it is today.” (more…)

September 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment


September 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: No need to panic


There are incumbent political quarters that are in panic mode as the filing of certificates of candidacy on October 1 to 5, 2012 for the 2013 elections is almost here.

Why should some incumbent politicians panic about receiving news that this guy or that woman will be running against them if their latest mandate in 2010 was genuine?

A genuine mandate in 2010 meant…winning without guns. (more…)

September 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

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