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Director Zenaida Monsada of Department of Energy-Oil Industry Management Bureau briefs local government unit representatives and members of the media about the downstream oil industry and create awareness among its stakeholders to ensure the continuous supply of petroleum products. Left photo shows local chief executive who attended the forum. From left Mayors Irene Libunao of San Fabian, Benjamin Lim of Dagupan City, Alberto Guiang of Burgos and Ruperto Martinez of Infanta. (photo by RMN/PIA-Pangasinan)

September 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

Innovative water supply project solves woes of remote Northern Luzon barangay

“A WATERLESS locality” ever since, remote and upland Barangay Uli of the municipality of Dasol in Northern Luzon’s province of Pangasinan now finally enjoys steady supply of the vital resource on 24/7 basis for household and community needs, thanks to a project initiated by citizens’ groups, a corporate foundation and the local government unit together with the village’s officials and residents.

Dubbed “Uli Ram Pump Project,” the technology utilizes Ram Pumps which harness the natural kinetic energy of water flowing from a river in the locality and push up this water through a pipe and into a ferro-cement storage tank constructed in the barangay, with about 780 feet of elevation from the water source. A two-kilometer piping system connects the water to the communities within Uli through 11 water taps where the barangay residents get their daily supply. The ram pumps do not use fuel or electricity but run only on the water pressure from the river flow.

September 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

Urbiztondo mayor resents 60-day preventive suspension

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ROSALES- Urbiztondo Mayor Ernesto Balolong expressed resentment over the 60-day preventive suspension given to him by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for releasing two checks as payments to contractors from an unapproved loan from the Philippine National Bank (PNB).
Mayor Balolong in a telephone interview last August 23 said that he was not given his proper time during the hearing of the Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability adding that the decision of the Committee was hastily done. (more…)

September 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Adoption and sisterhood

As the political exercise for the 2013 elections draws near, there are two words that are permeating and even fermenting the political landscape in the province- adoption and sisterhood.
Politicians are being adopted as sons or daughters of a town or city and towns forging sisterhood pacts with most developed cities. On the adoption of politicians as “sons or daughters” of a city or town, I find it amusing because I could not decipher the wisdom behind it. The only motive that could be drawn from it is that it is a part of political strategy to show that these politicians are either well-loved by those that adopt them and therefore project a competitive advantage on their political nemesis during the electoral process, from campaign period to voting time.
Sisterhood pacts are becoming also a vogue in the political scene. While I viewed this as a developmental strategy because of the exchanges of governance strategies, we could not discount the fact that these pacts are loaded with political motives. However, there are sisterhood pacts that are purely developmental in nature especially if these are forged with cities of foreign countries. In here, expect that the “sister cities or towns” could really flow in assistance such as technologies, governance strategies and even financial.
Lately, I was deeply amused why Urdaneta City has adopted Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. and Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. as the “sons” of the city when the two politicians are already considered as “fathers of Pangasinan”. Is it not that Urdaneta City a part of Pangasinan? Then why it has to adopt its “fathers” as “sons”? It would have been different and perhaps devoid of political color when those adopted “sons” are not from the province to show the care and esteem to those adopted. Governor Espino is from Bautista and a resident of Bugallon while Vice Governor Calimlim is from Mapandan, all towns are within the jurisdiction of Pangasinan. One may ask, “what’s wrong of adopting them as “sons” of Urdaneta City?” My answer, “for what motive was the adoption?” (more…)

September 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm Leave a comment

City officials, Abono conduct medical-dental mission

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
URDANETA CITY-City officials led by Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” E. Perez IV and Vice Mayor Onofre “Bong” Gorospe led the conduct of medical-dental mission at Barangay (village) San Vicente East here with more than 500 patients attended to last August 24, 2012. (more…)

September 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Espino vs. Agbayani!

Hay naku! Mali kayo kung akala niyo ay gobernador ng Pangasinan ang tinutukoy ko. Hehehe

Si Gov Espino ay 2nd term na at si Gov. Agbayani ay pahinga muna.
Pero ano ba itong narinig ko na Espino vs Agbayani na naman daw ang usapan na kandidato mula sa Pangasinan para maging DILG secretary.

Hindi lang naman silang dalawa ang lumutang na pangalan, marami pang iba.

Ka Henry Bacurnay, kumusta na po kayo? USec Henry na ba?

Si Ka Henry po ay president ng Board Members League of the Philippines.

Balita ko umupo na siya bilang Usec for Extenal Affairs sa Palasyo at ang immediate Boss niya ay si Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa. (more…)

September 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment

September 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: What if the winning streak stops?

There are people who win some…and there are people who lose some.

There are also many of us who have experienced winning streaks.

The adrenaline in our blood is so high that we feel that we are unbeatable.

We feel so powerful because we have not lost…and we do not want to stop. (more…)

September 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm Leave a comment

Abono, SDC submit 5-point position to Congress

By Brando Cortez

ROSALES-Abono Party-list Chair and Swine Development Council Director Rosendo O.So said that they have already presented to Congress their 5-point position paper that shows clear and obvious loopholes of the current laws that have been killing swine industry, including its allied industries in the agricultural sector, which can all be corrected through the legislation.

September 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

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