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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 29, 2012 at 7:26 am Leave a comment


October 29, 2012 at 7:17 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL Too big to be recognized, too small but recognizable


Too big to be recognized, too small but recognizable
There is a saying that small is beautiful.
Is the idea of “small is beautiful” relevant in Pangasinan politics for the 2013 elections?
Looking at the pictures during the filing of certificates of candidacy, the big group of the Espino-Calimlim team was too big to identify the individuals.
To be able to identify each one in the pictures, we had to look closer and we initially recognized former Bayambang Mayor Leo De Vera, who filed for board member of the third district. (more…)

October 29, 2012 at 7:10 am Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Ang Abono Party-List ay hindi NPC


INDEPENDENT ABONO PARTY-LIST! Ang Abono Party-list ay isang maliit na grupo na nagsusulong sa ikabubuti ng peasant sector sa Congress.
Ang Nationalist Peoples Coalition ay isang dambuhalang partido political na kayang magpatakbo ng mga kandidato sa buong Pilipinas.
Bagaman may mga pagkakataon na nagtutulungan sa mga projects ang Abono Party-list at NPC, sila ay magkaiba individually.
Ang mga desisyong ng Abono Party-list ay hindi sinasaklawan ng NPC.
Walang pakialam angAbono Party-list sa mga desisyon ng NPC.
Hindi lahat ng mga taga-NPC ay sumusuporta sa Abono? Tama ba Presidente Onyok Onia?
BOK NANI BRAGANZA, sigurado na ang panalo ng kandidato mo sa 5th district para sa congress na si Rep. Kimi Cojuangco…tuloy-tuloy na siya sa kanyang second term.
At habang naglilibang ka diyan sa Bacolod ay busy naman ang NPC dito na nagpapasumpa at nagpapa-picture.
Padala mo rin ang picture mo na nag-eenjoy sa MassKara festival ha! Kumakabog –kabog din ba ang dibdib mo pag dumadaan iyon malalaking tambol? Hahaha.
Compare natin pictures mo sa MassKara festival sa picture ng NPC sa Sison Auditorium. Tingnan natin kung alin ang mas masaya.
BINALONAN. Walang kandidatong mayor ang NPC sa Binalonan. Ang grupo ni mayor Mon-Mon Guico ay nagfile na dala ang bandera ng Lakas at ang grupo ni vice mayor Butsoy Legaspi ay dala ang bandera ng LP/NP.
Pero, alam mo ba Bok Nani Braganza? May nakapagsabi sa akin na dala ng grupo nila Guico at grupo nila Legaspi ang Braganza-Lomibao team. Tama ba ako kasamang Dennis? Kumusta ka na? Kumusta na ang Balay sa Cubao?
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October 29, 2012 at 7:06 am Leave a comment

Calimlim graces Bayambang seniors anniversary


By Brando Cortez

Prov’l Gov’t supports senior citizens- Calimlim
BAYAMBANG-Pangasinan Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr expressed that the provincial government shall continue with its health services for the seniors citizens of Bayambang on their 20th anniversary.
Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of Bayambang President Emmanuel Serafica thanked the general assembly for their participation in the celebration of the senior citizens anniversary with the theme “Nakakatanda…Manindigan, Karapatan Ipaglaban.”
Serafica also cited the efforts of Vice Governor Calimlim in assisting the Bayambang senior citizens in all their activities.
Calimlim on the other hand, praised the officers of the Bayambang senior citizens for their continuing effort in making themselves useful to the community and in supporting the programs of Mayor Ricardo Camacho and the provincial government. (more…)

October 29, 2012 at 6:55 am Leave a comment

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.
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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.
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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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