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Former Mayor Simplicio “Sammy” Rosario(in checkered polo) of Binmaley with his partymates and supporters after filing their respective certificates of candidacy(COCs) last October 1 at the Comelec office in the town. Rosario filed his COC for mayor.CESAR RAMIREZ

October 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Political Surprises

The filing of certificates of candidacy among aspirants for the seats of senators, representatives, governors, vice governors, board members, mayors, vice mayors and councilors all over the country has ended at five in the afternoon of October 5 at the offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). These candidates have all the noble intentions to serve the public for three years starting at the noon of June 30, 2013 up to June 30, 2016. (more…)

October 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

SM City Rosales opens transport terminal

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ROSALES- A three-storey first class transport terminal was formally opened to motorists to serve the transport needs of Pangasinan, Tarlac, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and even the province of Abra.

“This transport terminal shows our commitment for progress to the people of Pangasinan and Rosales in particular as it provides service to the people. It will not only create jobs but it will be servicing the region in terms of good terminal facilities,” said Cesar Bondoc, regional operations Manager of SM Malls, during the terminal’s opening last October 2. (more…)

October 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm 2 comments

Region 1 Medical Center performs first kidney transplant

By Alex Romeo Fernandez
Philippine News Agency

Hospitals offer no respite for their personnel, particularly those assigned to the emergency section and the operating room.
The last Sunday of September 2012, however, offered an even heightened urgency among the doctors of Region 1 Medical Center assigned at two operating rooms.
At around 7:30 a.m., Govina Onrubia, 28, a resident of Dagupan City, was wheeled to Operating Room 1. She was to undergo an operation to replace one of her failing kidneys.
Govina was suffering from glomerulonephritis, or the inflammation of the kidneys. (more…)

October 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Bince files for last term as provincial board member

Board Member Alfonso Bince

By Yolanda Sotelo
DAGUPAN CITY — The longest serving provincial board member of Pangasinan filed his certificate of candidacy for probably his last term of office.
Provincial Board Member Alfonso Bince, 76, of Pangasinan sixth district, 76, would have served as provincial board member for 25 years next year.
He served under four governors of Pangasinan — Conrado Estrella Sr., Cipriano Primicias, Aguedo Agbayani, Oscar Orbos, Victor Agbayani and Amado Espino Jr.
Bince was board member from 1968-1977, 1992 to 2002, and 2007-2013. He is now gunning for his “final term” next year, running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition. (more…)

October 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Why Candidate Loses or Wins in an Election

Are Dagupan City re-electionist Mayor Benjamin S. Lim and vice-mayoralty tandem Alex Siapno up for a tough fight in the May 13, 2013 polls?
According to Dagupan City councilor Karlos Reyna, for the first time the three big families of Dagupan — Reynas, Manaois, and Fernandezes with the support of the de Venecias have locked arms together behind the mayoralty and vice mayoralty bids of Belen Fernandez and Michael Fernandez.
Would these big guns enough to snare the votes at the expense of Benjie?
Or would these big families’ cooperation be tested by the mettle, genius, and shrewdness of Lim in a Battle Royale that many political spectators likened to the Normandy Landing.
A town mayor in Pangasinan said Governor Amado T. Espino could no longer use the spruced up swanky Capitol in Lingayen town and the renovated provincial hospitals spread all over Pangasinan as his vote getting come-on. “Gasgas na iyon (They are worn-out),” he quipped. He said voters would no longer buy it since Espino has used it emphatically when he sought re-election in 2010.
“The issue (against the governor) now is there are no significant investors from outside of the province putting shops in Pangasinan,” he stressed.
Senator Angara’s downplaying of the new cyber crime law that it should not worry Filipinos is out-of-synch.
Firstly, the authors of the law should bear in mind that other countries have decriminalized libel by imposing instead a civil sanction to the offender. Secondly, the Constitutional mandate of freedom of expression should be encouraged instead of throwing a harsher punishment on its stead Thirdly, this law would surely inconvenience the accused. (more…)

October 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm Leave a comment

‘Surprise’ candidates file CoCs

By Yolanda Sotelo
DAGUPAN CITY – Pangasinan’s political landscape took interesting twists and turns with “unexpected candidates appearing at the Commission on Elections’ provincial office at the last day of filing certificates of candidacies on October 5.

Former Press Secretary and incumbent Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza arrived at past three o’clock with his “surprise” teammate former Police Director General Arturo Lomibao who was earlier to be reported as Liberal Party chair in the fourth district.
He was thrust into the position after Braganza’s supposed running mate, former Governor Victor Agbayani, “declined” offers for him to run as vice governor. Agbayani opted to be the Liberal Party’s provincial campaign manager.
Braganza is up against incumbent Governor Amado Espino Jr. while Lomibao will lug it out with Vice Governor Ferdinand Calimlim.
Espino and Lomibao were classmates at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City. They were part of Class of 1972.

October 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

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