Archive for January 24, 2013

DPWH proposes upgrading of Dagupan’s AB Fernandez Street

Dagupan City Mayor Benjamin S Lim (raising his hands) explains the problems and possible solutions of Dagupan’s major roads and drainages to DPWH District Engineer Rodolfo Dion (Extreme Left ) and City Engineering Office led by Engr. Virginia Rosario.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) District Engineer Rodolfo Dion presented the agency’s proposal to Mayor Benjamin S. Lim on the upgrading of national roads which includes one of the major thoroughfares of the city in a meeting at the city mayor’s office on January 16. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 8:45 am 1 comment

‘Colors’ can save lives – Loren

LINGAYEN – Colors can save lives and lives during calamities.
That is, if one knows what the colors represent in the geohazard maps prepared by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Mines and Sciences Bureau which show where it is safe and unsafe to build houses and infrastructure, and where seek refuge when calamities strike.
MGB Ilocos Regional Director Carlos Tayag said the color codes for landslides are red for highly susceptible areas, green for moderate susceptibility and yellow for low susceptibility.
For flooding, residents should know that violet means the place is highly susceptible while cream means the area has low susceptibility to going under water. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 8:34 am Leave a comment

MAGANES: Political heat in Pangasinan

Politics is now seemingly dividing the people of Pangasinan. Even media practitioners are not spared the political frays perpetrated by opposing political contenders. Weekly newspapers and even radio stations are victims of this divisiveness. One could discern through news stories and broadcast whom they are politically siding with.The neutrality of media is being put to test. There are of course paid mediamen whose only intentions are to earn money. You could see them in press conferences in both political fences, afterwards receive tokens and yet they will only write stories for the politicians they are favoring. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Villasis holdss 8th Talong Festival

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- Now on its 8th year, the Talong Festival took the center stage last January 18, which featured ” pinakbet sa kawa”, street dancing competition and 101 ways to cook talong (eggplant) and mosaic art competition.

Aired and broadcast at dawn over ABS-CBN’s ” Manang kay Ganda”, the Talong Festival was attended by local residents, expatriates (balikbayan) and local tourists. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 8:27 am 2 comments

ORTIGOZA: Candidates open for assassination

Resolution No. 9561-A issued by the Commission on Election that withdrew the two police escorts given to a senator, congressman, governor, city or town mayor is a powder keg waiting to explode. The resolution reads in part: “…all existing authority granting security personnel or bodyguards to carry firearms are hereby revoked at the start of the election period”. Election period starts at January 13 and end on June 12 this year. The Resolution says that unless approved by the Comelec, local candidates may engage the services of no more than two duly licensed or authorized protective agents of private detective agencies to act as their bodyguards during the election period. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 8:26 am Leave a comment

Rare Fiesta in Bayambang readies

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
BAYAMBANG – “Everybody is invited to witness a different fiesta celebration in Bayambang,” said Mayor Ricardo Camacho.
He said the eight days and eight night’s festivities that include the vaunted “Malangsi Festival” will be held from March 31 to April 7.
“Marami tayong mga activities ngayon. Invite natin ang ating mga province mates na dumalo dito sa ating celebration. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

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January 24, 2013 at 8:24 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL:Will rice smuggling stop when jueteng stops?

Customs are not protecting Filipino farmers.

The call of farmers, rice millers, and Abono Party-list on government to permanently stop rice smuggling was again in the news.

The Aquino government has drastically reduced rice importation since the exit of the previous administration.

The top 2 producers of rice are India and Vietnam…and they are the top 2 exporters of rice.

January 24, 2013 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Sa Ugoy ng Duyan

Somebody once said, there is also a right way and a wrong way of loving someone depending on the specific circumstances. There is a right expression and a wrong expression of the right kind of love.

BOK, tutal mainit na naman ang usapin ng nanay o inay o mama o mommy, share ko na lang sa inyo ang kantang ito.

Ang awit na ito ay likha ni Lucio D. San Pedro at Levi Celerio noong panahon na sinakop ang Pilipinas ng mga Hapon. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

With irrigation project, farmers shift to palay

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- A farmer in this town disclosed that with the construction of Urdaneta-Villasis Irrigation Project, he stopped planting vegetables like squash, green pepper, tomato and even corn and tobacco, and shifted to two cropping of palay.

“I used to plant vegetables in my farm but the farms get flooded when the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) releases water, the farms are flooded and vegetables could no longer thrive,” said Rodolfo Marquez of Tombod village. (more…)

January 24, 2013 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

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