Archive for October 25, 2012

MAGANES: Political “bitterness

The bitterness could easily be discerned on their faces. They could not hide their frustrations and dismay over the political maneuverings within their political parties. Most of them have voiced out such frustrations to the delight of the media men who are always on the alert to get newsy details.
After the filing of candidacies last October 5, the first to come out from his shell to voice out disappointment over the selection process of the Liberal Party (LP) was 6th District Board Member Ranjit Ramos Shahani. He was so frustrated by his non-selection as the vice gubernatorial bet of his party in tandem with gubernatorial bet Alaminos City Mayor Hernani A. Braganza. Shahani said that there was lack of transparency in selecting former police general Arturo C. Lomibao as Braganza’s teammate.
Because of his disappointement, Shahani shifted his loyalty. He announced that instead of supporting his second cousin Braganza, he will be supporting the re-election bid of incumbent Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. and his team mate Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim Jr. His abrupt action caught the attention of the media practitioners in the Pangasinan and for several days, the topic was feasted on. But media practitioners are divided on the issue. Many raised their eyebrows, and some especially those on the side of Espino were feasting so much on the issue. (more…)

October 25, 2012 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

Businessman-philanthropist turns over scholarship funds to schools

By Virgil Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- Parents of school pupils of Tombod Integrated School, Bacag West Elementary School and Lapaz Elementary School here need not worry of school contributions for school year 2012-2013 because these were already shouldered by businessman-philanthropist Rosendo O. So, chairman of Abono Party-list group.
The scholarship funds for the said schools were turned over by So last October 19 together with Pangasinan II Schools Division Superintendent Viraluz S. Raguindin and Education Program Supervisor Arabella May Z. Soniega, the officer in charge of Villasis District II. (more…)

October 25, 2012 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

Domantay thanks Chiz, Abono for P.5M

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

MALASIQUI – Mayor Armando Domantay thanked Senator Francis ”Chiz” Escudero and Abono Party-List chair Rosendo So for the half-a-million peso allocation each of the 44 towns in Pangasinan received.
The allocation was from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of Escudero which was requested by So.
Domantay said the money would be used for the renovation of the town’s public market. (more…)

October 25, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Chiz, Cynthia, and Bam

Senatorial bet Cynthia Villar was within ranks 15 to 22 of the Pulse Asia’s July 27-30, 2012 survey.
But on its latest August 31 to September 7, 2012 poll, Villar was in No. 11, a winner in the senate’s Magic 12 in case election was held during that period. Why she was able boost her stock to No. 11, eight months before the May 13, 2013 Election?
Was it because of her aggressive multi-million of peso a week TV ads “Mrs. HanepBuhay” of the Villar Foundation she played with regularity at two major stations ABS-CBN and GMA-7? Or was it about her connection with political leaders in the provinces that she barnstormed a year or more before the start of the campaign period in February 12, 2013 for senatorial candidates?
In the 44 towns and four cities strong Pangasinan alone, one of the rich vote’s province in the Philippines, she built ties with most mayors through political kingmaker Rosendo So, the powerful chair of Abono Partly-list and the patrons of many of these mayors, where the latter “herded” to her consultation – meetings up to thousands of their leaders and supporters.
In the last outing of Villar in Pangasinan less than a month before the latest Pulse Asia’s poll, she was seen exhorting the crowd at a gym in the pilgrim town Manaoag to understand her being late as she just arrived at an on airport in Manila that morning from consultations with people in North Cotabato and General Santos a day before and after she helicopter-hopped to Mangaldan and Malasiqui just to meet her engagements. After she told her projects and advocacy in “Manpower on Wheels,” a mobile livelihood program providing training in employable skills.
She explained to them how she utilizes the once-irksome water lilies that clogged the river, her planting of bamboo on the river banks, and the collection and processing of kitchen and household wastes that produced fertilizer, handicrafts (from bags to slippers, table napkins, blankets, the famous Las Piñas Christmas lanterns, coconets and coconut soy, among other. She told them too that the 1,500 sacks of organic fertilizer produced out of kitchen wastes in Las Piñas households find their way to other provinces? The residents of Malasiqui became excited after she invited them (same invitations to the folks of other towns) to visit her residence through a free bus rides back and forth,free meals “kahit ilang beses kayo kuma-in doon sa bahay namin”, and a chance to watch for free the nighttime show Will Time Big Time at TV-5 hosted by famous actor Willy Revillami and her daughter Camille.
If Villar, the wife of outgoing Senator Manny Villar, rubbed elbows with So and former Congressman Conrad Estrella, the scion of the illustrious Estrella clan in Pangasinan, Bam Aquino, the cousin of President Aquino, was seen in Dagupan City as a guest in a press conference. (more…)

October 25, 2012 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

Versoza sacrifices star rank – Bataoil

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
LINGAYEN – A congressman hailed Senior Superintendent Mariano Luis Versoza Jr., provincial police director of Pangasinan, for his selfless dedication to serve the province instead of getting the coveted star rank in an assignment at the police main headquarter in Manila.
Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil (2nd District, Pangasinan) said the people of Pangasinan should commend Versoza’s altruism to forego a glamorous assignment in Manila that could give him a star rank by serving (more…)

October 25, 2012 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

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