Archive for September 9, 2012

PDEA seizes P500K worth of shabu in Dagupan

PDEA Regional Dir. Roy Ben Sanchez (2nd from Left) and Dagupan City Mayor Benjie S. Lim (Extreme Right) presented two women courier of illegal drug shabu to the media.

DAGUPAN CITY – Assets of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here netted two drug mules in a buy-bust operation last Tuesday, seizing one of the biggest hauls ever in the region.

Mayor Benjamin S. Lim and PDEA Region 1 Director Roy Bel Sanchez presented to the press in a conference last Wednesday two bags of combined weight of approximately 100 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride with estimated worth of P500,000 nabbed from Emily Fernandez, 48, resident of Pasay City and Kim Gama, 22, a transient here in Pangasinan from Samar.

Lim said that the female couriers of one of the region’s biggest illegal drug shipments captured as tagged by Sanchez were already being tracked by the Western Pangasinan Sector Special Enforcement Team (WPSSET) via text messaging of informants while still aboard the bus.

The culprits were then pounced on by the operatives about 4:30 pm in front of a fastfood chain in Barangay Lucao here as soon as they descended the vehicle.

Also caught from the delivery concealed in a paper gift bag were three P500 peso bills and three bundles of boodle money.

The PDEA RO1 chief said that Fernandez was to earn P25,000 for transporting the substance.

“This only shows that our drive against drug is showing results. Since we launched this, we have been continuously coordinating with NBI, PDEA, the police as well as private sectors. Many leads have been tipped to us since we started this drive because they see we are really serious about this,” Lim stressed. (more…)


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Dagupan reinforces drive vs. jaywalking

DAGUPAN CITY – Jaywalkers beware!

The Public Order and Safety Office has intensified its apprehension of careless pedestrians with its stiffer enforcement of road safety ordinances here.

POSO chief Robert Erfe-Mejia in an interview Monday said that the office had already written all schools based in all levels in the city last August 31 to gather their cooperation in reminding their students avoid incurring the three most violated traffic rules: no jaywalking, no drag racing and use of motorcycle helmet.

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Customs suspends meat importers’ permits

The Bureau of Customs has ordered the suspension of the accreditation of two meat importers because they were not complying with the BOC’s requirements for cold storage and warehouse facilities.

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said he suspended the accreditation of Batoy Trading, one of the top ten importers of fats, offals, skin/rind and other meat products, and Sacrecoure Commercial, along with the non-compliant 25 importers of other commodities.

Biazon stressed that the cleansing of the list of importers of meat and other agricultural products will continue to stop unscrupulous importers from using these fictitious or bogus firms in their unlawful importations of meat and other agricultural products through technical smuggling. (more…)

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Coastal management clinic promotes marine development

DAGUPAN CITY – To promote sustainability and development of marine resources over in this city crisscrossed by seven rivers.

This was the gist of the Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) workshop held last September 6 at the Teachers Hall, Schools Division Office.

Attended by village representatives here, the consultative clinic focused on the Executive Order 533 also known as the ICM implementation adoption law as explained by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region 1 crew headed by Marizel Calpito, coastal marine management division chief.

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EDITORIAL :Tumbang Preso

Tumbang-preso is a traditional children’s game in Pangasinan. It is a game that challenges the natural agility of children and trains them in strategic thinking.
This is how it is played:
An empty can is placed in the center of a circle and a taya (“it”) guards the can. The other children tries to hit the can to fall using their tsinelas while the “it” puts the can back up in the circle.

he players try to retrieve their tsinelas without being tagged by the “it.” The one tagged by the “it” becomes the new “it.”
Pangasinan politics is like the children’s game of tumbang preso.
There are politicians who will do everything to protect the can and keeping the can standing.
And there are politicians hitting the can with their tsinelas.
But the politics of tumbang preso is different because the politicians try to endlessly hit the “it” and not the can.
Imagine…children hitting the “it” with their tsinelas instead of the can!
The filing of candidacies for 2013 elections is one month away and the politicians have launched their game plans and will surely hit the “it.”
Politicians should be reminded to hit the can and not the “it.” They should expound on why they want to be governor or mayor.

The tsinelas should be in the form of what the candidate has to offer in terms of governance.
We need a program of governance that where government resources are genuinely used for the care of the people of Pangasinan.
Pangasinan politics is a game that challenges the natural agility and strategic thinking of politicians.
It is the role of the Pangasinan voters to make proper considerations about each candidate and vote into office the old “it” or the new “it.”

September 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Tumbang Preso

BAKIT ITINAPON NI JOSE ANG TSINELAS? Lumutang na ang style ng leadership ni Sec Jesse Robredo ay tinatawag na Tsinelas Leadership.
Ang salitang tsinelas ay mula sa Spanish word na “chinela” as in slipper or as in flip-flops ngayon sa mga kabataan.
Ang tsinelas ay gawa mula sa synthetic resin ngayon pero dati ito ay gawa mula sa abaca.
Ang tsinelas ay ginagamit din noong unang panahon na pamalo sa puwit ng bata para disiplinahin.
Katulad ni Jesse Robredo, madalas mo din makikita si BOK NANI BRAGANZA na naka-tsinelas lang.
Bok Nani Braganza naaalala mo ba na may isang kuwento si Jose Rizal tungkol sa tsinelas.
May magkapatid na namangka. Habang namamangka sila ay napansin ni Jose na naanod ang isang tsinelas niya.
Hinanap ni Jose pero hindi na niya makita. Sa katotohanang hindi na niya makikita ang kapares ng tisenelas niya ay ipinaanod na rin niya ang natitira niya tsinelas.

Nagtaka ang kanyang kapatid.

Sabi ni Jose na walang kuwenta kung walang kaparis ang kanyang tisneleas… Pero may pag-asa na may makakapulot ng kanyang kaliwa at kanang tsinelas at magagamit sa tamang paraan.

Mayor Jun Balolong at Mayor Ric Orduña, kumusta na po kayo?

ISANG PARES NA TSINELAS. Ang posisyon ng gobernador at bise gobernador ay parang isang pares ng tsinelas.

Importante na magkatuwang ang tsinelas sa kanan at tsineals sa kaliwa para maayos nag lakad.

BOK NANI BRAGANZA, siyempre ikaw ang kaliwang tsinelas…sino naman ang tsinelas sa kanan?

Ganyan din ang dapat mangyari sa mayor at vice mayor…dapat sila ay magkatuwang.

Ang Capitol o ang Municipal hall ay dapat pinamumunuan ng magkatuwang na tsinelas para mas relax at mas maaliwalas ng palakad.

Sabi nga nila, kahit gaano kadami ng sapatos mo, pag-uwi mo sa bahay ay tsinelas pa rin ang hahanapin mo.

Mayor Cel Navarro ng Bani, kumusta na po kayo?
PALUIN AT BATUHIN NG TSINELAS. Dapat paluin at batuhin ng tisenlas ang mga nagtutulak kay Misis Leni Robredo sa senado.
Kumusto po kayo, Vice Governor Ferdie Calimlim? Masipag pa rin na nakikisalamuha sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan.

Kung totoong naniniwala sila na maganda ang nagawa ni Sec Jesse sa gobyerno, dapat huwag na nilang isubi ang misis ni Sec Jesse.
Kahit sino puedeng ipagpatuloy an gang magagandang ginawa ng isang tao.

Dapat malaman ng mga sulsol na ayaw ni Sec. Jesse ng personality politics.
Dapat malaman ng mga sulsol na genuine alternative politics ang isinusulong ni Sec Jesse.

Hindi madali ang pumasok sa pulitika.
Dapat malaman ng mga sulsol na nakapasok si Sec Jesse dahil sa mga malalaking pulitiko ng Camarines Sur.

Kumalas siya sa mga TRAPO o Traditional politicians sa Camarines dahil gusto niya ay GUAPO.

Ang trapo ay gumagamit ng guns, goons at gold para manalo sa halalan.

Alam ni mayor Nani Braganza naang GUAPO ay GenUine Alternative POlitics na ang tinitingnan ay genuine alternative sa kasalukuyang pulitika.

Ang genuine alternative politics ay hindi gumagamit ng guns, goons at gold para manalo sa halalan.

Tayo dito sa Pangasinan ay dapat na may choice din. TRAPO o GUAPO.

HABAG AT TSINELAS. Habag at tsinelas ang masasalamin sa mga biktima ng habagat 2012. Habagat lang at hindi bagyo ang dumaan sa Pilipinas pero mas masahol pa sa dinaanan ng bagyo ang itsura ng mag bayan na nasalanta.
Ang mga kapatid na natin na manggagawa sa binahang area ng Metro Manila ay tuloy tuloy ang work kahit suspendido na ang klase sa mga schools at work sa gobyerno.

Ano po ba ang nasaisip ng mga manggagawa sa private sector sa panahon ng baha?
First and foremost, iniisip ng manggagawa ang safety niya, paano siya lulusong sa baha patungo sa work niya? Pero kahit hindi safe pumasok pa rin siya.
Nasiguro ba ng gobyerno sa safe ang manggagawa sa panahon ng baha?
Iniisip ng manggagawa ang pamilya niya sa panahon ng baha.
Dahil arawan ang sahod niya, kailangan niyang pumasok sa work dahil isang araw na mag-absent siya ay isang araw din na absent ang kita para sa pamilya niya.
Nasiguro ba ng gobyerno na ang mangagawa ay may sapat na kita para may maipakain sa pamilya kahit mag-absent ng isang araw dahil sa baha? Isang kahig, isang tuka!
Napipilitan ang manggagawa na pumasok sa work kahit malagay sa peligro ang buhay niya.
Siyempre ang mga ganid sa profit na mga companies ay Business as usual, kahit na ang buhay mismo ng kanilang mga manggagawa ang nakataya.
Kaya nilang isakripisyo ang kaligtasan ng mga workers nila dahil marami silang pampalit na workers. Maraming walang trabaho. (more…)

September 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm Leave a comment

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