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FLUVIAL PARADE


Catholic devotees join the fluvial parade along Calmay River in Dagupan City last August 25 . The fluvial parade is part of the Jubilee of Farmers, Fishermen and Laborers in preparation for the Golden Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan early next year.CESAR RAMIREZ

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September 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

No leptospirosis outbreak in Dagupan – Carbonell


DAGUPAN CITY – City Health Officer Leonard Carbonell has maintained
that there is no need to declare leptospirosis outbreak as measures
have been and is being taken by the city government to abate the
proliferation of the disease.

In an interview last August 31, the city health officer said that the
city government under the leadership of Mayor Benjamin S. Lim, City
Health Office and barangay councils are persistent on their
information drive and distribution of prophylaxis or preventive
measures against the infection in city’s flood-prone places by local
health workers.
(more…)

September 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Goodbye Robredo, welcome Nani-Agbayani!


The sudden death of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo left a vacuum in the implementation of much needed reforms at the local government units. Robredo was at his best before his departure from this world. It’s a pity that death claimed him too early.
Robredo rose to prominence because of his non-traditional approach to local governance. He was a mayor of Naga City for 18 years where he introduced reforms and strategies in his development approaches. Naga City, which was once a third class city became a first class city. Informal settlers (squatters) were provided with decent houses and sources of livelihood. His foremost contribution in local governance was when he organized non-government organizations (NGOs) and sectors to be the city’s partners in the development undertakings. His efforts paid off. He was recognized by the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, Inc. and became an awardee on outstanding performance in public service, local governance level.
Personally, I was able to know more about Secretary Robredo when he was appointed by President PNoy to head the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).Because of his feats in transforming Naga City, he was indeed the best person to be appointed to such position for which he could impart to the local government units the practices he had introduced in the city. His name was dragged into controversy during the hostage of Chinese in July 2010. Many people blamed him on said hostage fiasco until it was learned that during that time, he was not given by President PNoy the authority to deal with police matters at the DILG. Such authority was given to Undersecretary Rico Puno, a close friend of the President. (more…)

September 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

PRC MOBILE SERVICES



Hundreds of professionals troop to the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center in Lingayen last August 29 to avail of various mobile services of the Professional Regulation Commission that include the application for board examination, renewal of PRC ID, release of PRC licensure, initial registration of new board passers and issuance of certificate for new board passers. Dubbed “Agew na Propesyonal,” the project is a joint effort of the PRC and provincial government of Pangasinan. (PIO Photo)

September 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Comelec registers 188 PWDs as voters in Umingan


By Yolanda Sotelo

UMINGAN– In this agricultural town in eastern Pangasinan, 188 persons with disabilities trooped to the Commission on Elections office one day in August for the registration held especially for them.
The town (pop:62,497), recorded the most number of PWD registrants in the entire province which has 44 towns and one city. The total PWD registration in the province, according to Provincial Election Officer Jennifer Balarbar, was 384.
The special registration day for PWDs was held on August 17 in this town or more than a week after the date designated for the nationwide event. (more…)

September 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm 2 comments

Manay Gina plans to construct anti-flooding structure in Dagupan


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – Fourth District Rep. Ma. Georgina de Venecia planned to establish an anti-flooding projects next year to end flooding in the city. The plan is elevate by one meter the entire AB Fernandez Street, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. This year alone, de Venecia has implemented projects in the fourth district worth millions of pesos. The city is the primary beneficiary of the solon’s P200 million public works funds for upgrading of concrete roads and re-construction of drainage systems in six villages of this city. (more…)

September 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm 2 comments

ORTIGOZA: How officials divide the loot from loans


A recent thread in Face Book among friends in and out of the province discussed 1) if U.S giant retail store WalMart can crush Philippine mammoth retail store SM in case the former is allowed in the country; and, 2) What happens if foreign investors are allowed to own 100 percent of the power plants in the Philippines.

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My comments on No.1: This could happen if we amend our onerous Filipino-foreigner equity in favor of the Pinoy businessmen in terms of running retail business like SM (100% Pinoy ownership as based on Category A of Republic Act No. 8762 or an Act Liberalizing the Retail Trade Business ) (more…)

September 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

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