Archive for December, 2012
DAGUPAN CITY – At least five tons of bangus (milkfish) turned belly up in three villages of Anda, but the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources refused to call the incident as fish kill.
Ilocos Regional Director Nestor Domenden said “what is considered as fish kill is when at least 10 percent of the stocked fish dies, but the five tons represents only 0.03 percent of the 16,000 available bangus cultured in the area.”
He explained that tons of bangus however, are being forced harvested by operators as their fish structures could also be hit by whatever is causing the bangus to die for the last five days already. (more…)
MANGALDAN – This town’s Mayor Herminio Romero died from heart attack at around 9:30 pm of Sunday. He was 72.
Romero was speaking during a Christmas party in San Fabian when he collapsed and was rushed to the Decena Hospital in Bonuan, Dagupan City, where he was pronounced already dead by doctors.
Romero was serving his third term as town mayor and was running as provincial board member of the Pangasinan fourth district. He was vice mayor and councilor before he was elected mayor.
A close associate said the attack could have been triggered by fatigue because he had been conducting caucuses and attending holiday activities.
Last two weeks ago, the whole country particularly Pangasinan was surprised when all of a sudden Bugallon Mayor Ric Orduna, together with Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Police Director Allan Purisima, Archbishop Oscar Cruz and a certain Boy Alimango, appeared in a press conference revealing that Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. is the ” jueteng lord” of the province and had allegedly amassed P900 million from the illegal operations of jueteng.
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ROSALES- ” The Pamaskong Handog ng SM sa OFWs is one way of appreciating the contributions of our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in our economy. They are our modern heroes, thus SM is giving them this one-day treat to them and their families and friends.”
This was the message conveyed by Mall Manager Jersey Y. Mendoza to the more than 150 OFWs that converged at the Event Center last December 21. (more…)
by Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- More than 1,000 chidlren of this town and Malasiqui were recipients of the gift giving activity this Christmas season of the Abono Party-list group.
The Abono bag, containing a pair of slippers, candies, cookies, toothbrush, toothpaste, and others, which was described as ” small gifts coming from the big heart of So family and the Abono Partylist” by Zone I Poblacion village head Alex A. Sison. (more…)
“We support Secretary Roxas in his efforts to crack down on jueteng, but we also appeal to him to dismantle the illegal jai-alai betting operations in the country. We also call on the Aquino administration through the Department of Interior and Local Governments and the Philippine National Police to enforce its anti-gambling campaign also in other areas where illegal numbers games are operating,” Abono Party-list Chair Rosendo So. (more…)