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Cheering squad of the Lingayen I Central School perform at the formal opening of the Batang Pinoy 2012 Northern Luzon leg last October 9 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center(NRSCC) in Lingayen. Participating athletes are from Regions I, II, III and CAR.CESAR RAMIREZ

October 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm Leave a comment

BSL strengthens ties with anti-drugs forces

DAGUPAN CITY – The administration of Mayor Benjamin S. Lim has tightened its ties with the Task Force Bantay Dagupan and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) even as he directly involved the city’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council in the project dubbed “Anti-Narcotics Intelligence and Investigation Course for Force Multipliers” last Wednesday at the REACH Training Center.

“The training was set to give specific task to our anti-drugs workforce like teaching them how to detect potential illegal drug pushers, dealers and their laboratories,” Lim said when he keynoted the one-day investigation course attended by about 60 members of the Bantay Dagupan, a civilian auxiliary peacekeeping force composed of professionals, businessmen and members of communication groups.

He pointed out that public participation in the anti-drugs campaign is crucial in rebuilding the city’s reputation as a friendly place for everyone. (more…)

October 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Is Gen. Lomibao a tightwad?

The scandal-ridden Register of Deeds in Lingayen, Pangasinan has a new head again after lawyer Jose Roy B. Raval, its former head, who just barely warmed his seat, was transferred to another post.
According to my source, it was the result of a national reshuffle ordered by the leadership of the Land Registration Authority.
With 26 towns and a city to boot, Register of Deeds-Lingayen is the biggest land registration office in Region-1 if not in the country.
It is perceived to teem with fixers selling fake Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) before a land can be transferred or sold. (more…)

October 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm Leave a comment

No fake doctor at R1MC – Mejia

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – The director of the Region-1 Medical Center vehemently denied that the government hospital is coddling a fake medical doctor.
Dr. Roland Mejia said R1MC and other medical centers in the country which are under the supervision of the Department of Health have no fake doctors in their midst.
“Kasi kung titingnan niyo iyang mga clinician ko, iyong mga resident doctors, lahat iyan may mga eligibility. That is misleading na sinasabi nila may fake doctor,” he stressed.
Mejia reacted to the accusation against the management of the R1MC that a certain Dr. Rodney Mendoza, brother of retired Police Chief Supt. Boggie Mendoza, was allowed to practice medicine despite being sacked from the provincial hospital in San Carlos City. Mendoza was discovered to be using a fake medical doctor’s license from the Philippine Regulatory Commission.
“Iyong position ni Dr. Mendoza is program coordinator. Ibig sabihin noon nasa treatment and rehabilitation center siya. Ang trabaho po niya nakikipag-coordinate sa mga local executives, mayor, councilor doon sa mga non-government organization na ang trabaho ay advocate against illegal drugs. Iyong mga barangay health workers natin kasi nag-ti-training sila ng mga ta-o ipinaliliwanag nila iyong mga issue tungkol sa drug addiction. Hindi lang sa drug kung hindi substance abuse. In simple terms iyong trabaho niya parang social worker,” Mejia explained. (more…)

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Rope-framed cages the new, environment-friendly way to culture fish

By Yolanda Sotelo

ROSARIO, LA UNION – Yellow buoys, blue and red containers and other colorful materials merrily float in the waters some two kilometers off this coastal town.
But they are not meant to brighten the otherwise monochromatic hues of blue-green, the color of the sea, but are meant to float and hold together the nets where high-value fish like sea bass, pompano, red snapper and grouper are cultured. (more…)

October 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL:Business as usual

The filing of certificates of Candidacy by prospective candidates for elective positions is over.

The incumbents go back to the offices and …business as usual.

The battle for governor of Pangasinan in 2013 is a battle between incumbent Amado Espino Jr. and Alaminos City mayor Hernani Braganza.

After filing his certificate of candidacy as a candidate of the Nationalist Peoples Coalition, Governor Amado Espino Jr. goes back to the Capitol and… business as usual.

After filing his certificate of candidacy as a candidate of the Liberal Party, Mayor Nani Braganza goes back to Alaminos City hall and… business as usual.

The battle for vice governor of Pangasinan in 2013 is a battle between incumbent Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim Jr against retired general Arturo Lomibao. (more…)

October 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm Leave a comment

LP covers almost 95% of Pangasinan- Braganza

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

DAGUPAN CITY- Amid speculations that the Braganza-Lomibao team cannot muster campaign throughout the province, Liberal Party (LP) gubernatorial bet Hernani A. Braganza said that his team has already covered around 95% of Pangasinan, with around seven months to go before the campaign period starts on March 29, 2013.

Braganza said during the consolidation of LP forces in the province, they had visited many towns where they recruited candidates at the local levels from mayors to councilors. ” There is still enough time before the campaign period starts.”

Braganza filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for governor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Provincial Office accompanied with countless supporters including party members who also filed their CoCs for board members. Former police general Arturo Lomibao also filed his CoC for vice governor as teammate of Braganza.

He said his decision to run for governor was a collective effort of the LP with the blessings of President Aquino and party President Mar Roxas.

“We are here to offer a maka-Pangasinan at hindi maka-sarili na liderato sa lalawigan ng Pangasinan. We will assure you that this is a friendly fight and we have to abide with a honest, orderly elections,” he said.

Lomibao also said his running for the vice gubernatorial position is anchored on his belief on Braganza’s kind of leadership.

“Naniniwala ako na maibibigay ni Nani ang liderato na matuwid para sa Pangasinan. We will assure you that we will give the leadership you’ve been longing and aspiring for,” Lomibao said.

Meanwhile, former Governor Victor E. Agbayani ended speculations that he was offered a post by President Aquino.

“It has been a talk since the last election but there was no offer yet as of this time. Any position has to be offered first to me. I just could not ask for any position, if any,” Agbayani said.

He also said he did not opt to run for any political office this election because he will be the campaign manager of the Braganza-Lomibao team.

“I want to concentrate on the campaign to assure that this team will win. When I said team, that includes the board members, mayors and all candidates of the Liberal Party,” Agbayani clarified.

October 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm Leave a comment

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