Archive for September 13, 2012


Dagupan City Mayor Benjamin Lim(right) with Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez in a brief interview with reporters at the City Hall last September 4 regarding the Seafood Processing Complex in the city.CESAR RAMIREZ

September 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

SP to probe irregularities in choosing 4Ps beneficiaries

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
LINGAYEN- The Committee on Children, Women, Senior Citizens, Family Affairs and Social Welfare of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is set to investigate the alleged irregularities on the selection of the beneficiaries of the “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps) or the conditional cash transfer program.
This was contained in an approved Provincial Resolution No. 1402-2012 authored by SP Member Von Mark R. Mendoza , which was approved during the regular session last September 3. (more…)

September 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

Tombod Integrated school opens in Villasis

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- The Tombod Elementary School of this town will now be known as Tombod Integrated School.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has approved its conversion thru a letter of endorsement dated April 27 signed by OIC-Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco. (more…)

September 13, 2012 at 10:54 pm Leave a comment


Rated PG? No, it’s not the movie and television rates imposed by the Cinema and Television Classification Board (CTCB) as “ Parental Guidance” or “Patnubay at Gabay ng Magulang”. It’s the Perez-Gorospe tandem of Urdaneta City- two political pillars which have proven themselves as the moving forces towards the transformation of the city to what it is today.
Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” E. Perez IV has proven his savvy in local governance of Urdaneta City. He has also frustrated his critics that he’s only the shadow of his father, former city mayor and now MECO Chair Amadeo R. Perez Jr. The young Perez proved them wrong. He has his own style of management and leadership.
In his more than two years at the helm of the city as the local chief executive, he has initiated programs and projects that (more…)

September 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

BSL inducts officers of new media group

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
DAGUPAN CITY- City Mayor Benjamin S. Lim here swore into office last September 6 the new set of officers of the Association of Journalists in Pangasinan (AJP)- a newly organized media group with members from the print and broadcast who are actively practicing community journalism.
Before Mayor Lim inducted the officers, he asked whether the new group is a breakaway organization from the Pangasinan Press Club (PPC) which is currently headed by lawyer Gonzalo Duque. (more…)

September 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm Leave a comment

Seen hopes his “Rice for Trash” imitated by LGUs

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY – An alderman here said his program “A kilo of trash for a kilo of rice” is worth emulating by local government units (LGU) all over the country. (more…)

September 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm 1 comment

ORTIGOZA: A gram of shabu is already non-bailable

I emphatically call the attention of Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz of the Department of Labor & Employment. Your DOLE provincial and regional office in Pangasinan and in San Fernando Ciy, La Union have been giving you and your department a bad name for inefficiency and incompetence. Last summer, students from the marginalized sectors all over the country have been selected by local government unit (LGU) to work in your department’s Special Program for the Employment of Students or SPES where the LGU shoulder 60 percent of their salary while DOLE shoulder 40 percent of the more than P7000 salary in a one month work.
Susmariosep, the LGU of Dagupan City has long been given the 60 percent counterpart in May this year while many of these sorry students and out-of-school youth still wait for the counterpart from your local offices here in Northern Luzon. What is happening with your department Secretary Baldoz?
Sylvia Catapia, your point woman for this endeavor in Pangasinan, has been telling parents who follow up the balance fees of their children that their papers are still being scrutinized in the DOLE’s regional office.
But Holy Casseroles and Guacamole Secretary Baldoz, it is already September of 2012 but still no text or call from Catapia from the “scrutiny crap” just to ease up the parents’ anxiety who have been given a run-around in that office despite being there for the umpteenth times.
Catapia and your staff in La Union should have the common sense to call up and update the recipients or their parents on what your office should be paying.
Moreover, Mrs. Secretary, I thought red tape has been a thing of the past under the Aquino “Matuwid na Daan” Administration?
O baka naman bina-banko pa ng mga staff niyo iyong pera para magka-interest? (more…)

September 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm Leave a comment

Huge population means power – Villar


MALASIQUI – Is the stance of senatorial wannabe Cynthia Villar jibes with the projection of 2012 Wealth Report that the Philippines will be the fastest growing economy between 2010 and 2050 based on its vaunted runaway population? Villar, a congresswoman who represents Las Pinas City, explained that being pro- life, in reference to the acrimonious Reproductive Health Bill that hit a snagged in congress, means the more Filipinos in the demography the more economic asset the country can derive from them.
HSBC, the multinational British bank, cited demographics and rising education standards to help the country grow by an average of 7% annually over the next 40 years in relation to the 2012 Wealth Report .
Wealth Report, written by Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank, states that the Philippines is forecasted to post a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 7.3% during the period, making it the 6th fastest growing economy in the world.
“Iyong maraming population, magiging market iyan sa isang domestic economy at maging world power India, China (a big population draws investors in the domestic economy just like world powers India and China now)”, she explained.
She said that the present demography of the Philippines has been neglected. “Thus, they did not progress and play a crucial role in the market economy,” she said in Filipino. The lady solon barnstormed again the vote rich province of Pangasinan last Thursday in a helicopter- hopping-fashion by speaking before the thousands of crowds here led by its Mayor Armando Domantay and in the towns of Mangaldan and Manaoag led by Mayors Herminio Romero and Napoleon Sales, respectively. (more…)

September 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

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