Archive for September 25, 2012

MAGANES: Nani is “it” for governor

Political speculations on who will run against Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. has finally subsided.

Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza, according to my reliable source, has accepted the challenge to throw his hat in the gubernatorial race in May 13, 2012 elections. His acceptance was triggered by the endorsements of political stalwarts in the province notably popular political personalities in every municipalities in the province.

Prior to his final nod to challenge Espino, it was learned that Braganza had been conducting consultations among political leaders of Pangasinan in Manila. These leaders have promised to give Braganza their total support during the campaign period up to election time.

To the dismay of many political kibitzers, many of those leaders are incumbent mayors, vice mayors, municipal councilors and even barangay officials. My mole who have witnessed how the political leaders pledged their support said he was surprised at how Nani won their hearts and took them on his side. He even said many of the leaders are former allies of Espino and belong to the ruling political party in the province. (more…)

September 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm 1 comment


Pangasinan keeps good governance

DAGUPAN CITY -Pangasinan was awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping recently, but a member of the provincial board said that the province will continue to uphold good and transparent governance with or without the award.
Board Member Von Mark Mendoza said, “Even without the Seal of Good Housekeeping we are already doing that [good and transparent governance] from the very first day the governor [Amado T. Espino Jr.] assumed his post.” (more…)

September 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Cop pokes gun at police director’s daughter

PO1 Sta Maria should have been sacked from the police service just like what the Philippine National Police did to “bolotong”,er, “Kotong (extorting)” cop SP04 Jose dela Pena. (more…)

September 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Estrella favors 100% foreign equity in RP’s industries

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

MANGALDAN – Former congressman Conrado Estrella favors 100 percent ownership of Philippine industries in favor of foreign investors to generate employment among Filipinos.
Estrella, the first nominee of Abono Party List group for the next year’s poll, said he was in favor of amending the constitution that hamper 100% ownership of industries for the country to be just like in China and Vietnam that draw cash-awashed foreign businessmen.
“Everything should be open if you want to invite them (investors). If you want to keep them here, (they should) know (they are) secure,” he stressed. (more…)

September 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Abono hits vendors for dyeing their imported pork red

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
ROSALES – The chairman of the Abono Party-list group assailed the modus operandi of sellers of imported meat by dyeing it red to deceive customers that their products are fresh.
“It’s really a problem,” Engineer Rosendo So said.
He explained that after the frozen meat is extracted from the box, these unscrupulous vendors sell these as fresh by dyeing them red.
He said this is objectionable because it could endanger the health of consumers (more…)

September 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment


. These students and teachers pose with billiards king Efren “Bata” Reyes after the latter’s exhibition match with Francisco “Django” Bustamante at the town gymnasium in Urbiztondo last September 17. The exhibition match between the two world billiards kings was brought in the town by acting Vice Mayor Martin Raul Sison II.CESAR RAMIREZ

September 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: The long wait until December 2012

The long wait until December 2012
The political climate in the province of Pangasinan, as of this writing, is still full of uncertainties on who will likely run against the incumbent officials from the provincial government up to the municipal level. The uncertainties can be attributed to the lack of enthusiasm among the would- be candidates to declare this early their intentions to run into political offices in 2013. (more…)

September 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

11 deported OFWs from Malaysia are home

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ROSALES- “ Thank God our ordeal was over. We are now with our families after six months of hard work and sad experiences in Malaysia. We extend our thanks to Board Member Ranjit Ramos Shahani for helping us in going back to our hometowns.”
This was said by Arturo S. Acosta Jr. of Carosucan Sur, Asingan , one of the 11 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were deported by the Malaysian government last September 4 and arrived in the Philippines last September 6.
Acosta said they were recruited by one Jasmin Sapigao Lim to be farm workers in Sabah, Malaysia. The group left the Philippines last February 15. (more…)

September 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

Abono, Chinese group conduct medical-dental mission, relief operations

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
SAN CARLOS CITY- More than 1,500 patients were attended to by the medical-dental team of the Chinese General Hospital in this city while about 2,000 indigent families from the villages of Banaoang, San Vicente, Lasip and Talibaew in Calasiao received relief goods from the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association (PCCA) and the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (FCGCCI) last September 9.
The medical-dental mission and relief operations were conducted through the initiative of Abono Partylist through its chair Rosendo O. So and Pangasinan Provincial Chair Conrad M. Estrella III and in coordination with the local governments of this city and Calasiao.
San Carlos City Mayor Julier “Ayoy” Resuello, Vice Mayor Joseres Resuello and the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod awarded the groups with plaques of appreciation as their gestures of thanks for selecting the city as the beneficiary of the mission. (more…)

September 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

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