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Police Superintendent Christopher Abrahano (right) receives the Philippine National Police flag from Pangasinan Police Provincial Officer-in-charge Marlou Chan (center) and outgoing Dagupan City Chief of Police Romeo Caramat Jr. to signify his taking over the reins of the city police during the command turn over ceremony at the PNP-Dagupan Headquarters grounds on January 11. Welcoming the newly-installed officer-in-charge of the local police on the city’s behalf is Mayor Benjamin S. Lim (left photo). CIO PHOTO by Edwin Palaganas

January 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Shahani: Unite to restore Pangasinan grandeur

LINGAYEN -Former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani urged Pangasinenses to unite in bringing back the sense of pride, integrity and honor handed down by great ancestors, especially the war veterans, to today’s generation.
In her speech during the 68th Lingayen Gulf Landings and Pangasinan Veterans’ Day celebration on January 9, Shahani reminisced the glory days of her youth in her hometown of Lingayen where she and former President Ramos were born more than eight decades ago. (more…)

January 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: What politicians don’t want to hear

As the election campaign draws near, politicians are raring to start their opening campaign salvos. They have started mounting their strategies, posting tarpaulin with their names and faces printed in bold letters and big photos. Most if not all candidates are doing rounds of villages’ visitations in the guise of caucuses and informal meetings.If these activities are not premature campaigning which the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not defined properly, then there is something wrong with our electoral laws that need immediate reforms.

While our political candidates are busy with their forthcoming gimmickry in their political campaigns, much are desired from them, particularly on their kinds of platform of governance and development agenda. These are very important to the electorates as they serve as the barometers and yardsticks in selecting or electing our next leaders. I am wondering however that the political candidates we have are mostly not keen on establishing development agenda. The incumbents are projecting how good their administration are while their political nemesis on the other hand are trying to discredit all such accomplishments. The worst and grim campaign scenarios are when these politicians resort to extreme mudslinging and black or dirty political ploys.These dirty tactics are already creeping in. (more…)

January 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment

Comelec stages ‘Last Bang’ before the gun ban

By Venus May H. Sarmiento
VILLASIS – Top officials of the Commission on Election participated in an invitational shootfest on Thursday to signal the start of the implementation of the nationwide gun ban from January 13 to June 12.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes fired the ceremonial shot using a caliber .45 pistol for the 7th Division Commissioner Armando Velasco Cup held at the Villasis Practical and Defensive Shooters Association, Inc.(VPADSAI) firing range here.
Brillantes explained that the firing activity is the last Comelec shootfest in the country prior to the gun ban as he jokingly said “Uubusin na namin lahat ng bala, para simula sa Linggo, wala nang magpapaputok.” (We will consume all the bullets so that when Sunday comes, there will be no more firing) (more…)

January 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

Alaminos village officials file plunder case vs Braganza

Fifteen incumbent and former barangay chairman of Alaminos City filed a plunder case against Mayor Hernani Braganza and other officials of Alaminos City at the Office of Ombudsman today, January 11.
The complainants include: Brgy. Chairman Samuel R. Alcantara, Sr.; Ronald C. Bautista; Ester M. Bernal; Victor C. Ranchez; Jessie Racraquin; Trinidad Soriano; Jeoffrey Orpinada; Eusebio Fronda, Jr.; Jose Regatcho; Milagros Payas; Mario Rabadon; and former Brgy. Chairman Antonio Cortez, Carlito Rabara and Alex Recosana who signed the 22-page verified joint-complaint affidavit.
The punong barangays enumerated in the complaint the alleged anomalous government projects which includes: e-Kawayan project, unliquidated cash advances, Hundred Islands International Airport, Olympic-size swimming pool, wetland development, renovation and upgrading of Pacific Plaza, repair and rehabilitation of Cayucay main road, Gawad Kalinga eco-village project, construction of city hospital, Alaminos City Hotel, Pangasinan State University expansion and no physical inventory of city’s property and plant equipment.

January 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

Carabao City lowers garbage fees to draw clients

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
URDANETA CITY – To draw more clients, the mayor of this city lowered the tipping fee for its sanitary landfill.
He said the strategy is to draw more local government units in and out of the region to patronize it.
Mayor Amadeo Perez IV said he decreased the fee per ton of segregated rubbish from P2,200 to P900 so more towns and cities can avail of the land fill facilities located at Sitio Caegu, Barangay Catablan.
This city has yet to reach the projected annual income the landfill can generate to enable it to pay the P220 million loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines. (more…)

January 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Cynthia Villar and Marlo Chan


The first time I met Pangasinan Provincial Police Officer in Charge, Sr. Supt. Marlo Chan, a native of Chan Quintin, er, San Quintin, Pangasinan, I thought I met a stand up comedian and a philosopher.
Because of space constraint available for this columnist let’s deal with Chan’s “San Tzu kindda” philosophy. (more…)

January 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm 2 comments

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