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Gov. Amado Espino,Jr.(right) shakes hands with 2nd district Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil, former fifth District Rep. Mark Cojuangco and Abono President Ponciano Onia during the traditional courtesy call.CESAR RAMIREZ

February 27, 2013 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

Cattle rustler dies during police encounter

DAGUPAN CITY – A suspected cattle rustler died after an early morning encounter with the police in Batangcaoa, Urbiztondo town, a police report said.
The police identified the victim as Remegio Bulatao, 59, a farmer and resident of barangay Balite Sur in San Carlos City, a village which is suspected to be a lair of cattle rustlers.
The report said at around 3:30 in the morning of February 24, the police stations of Urbiztondo and Bayambang and the Pangasinan Provincial Public Safety Company ( PPPSC) assigned at brgy Wawa, Bayambang, responded to a complaint that a large cow from Batangcaoa, Urbiztondo was carted away by undetermined numbers of cattle rustler. (more…)

February 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm Leave a comment

Two Mangaldan dep’t heads fired, face estafa cases

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – Mayor Bernabe Abalos sacked two department heads of the local government who also face an estafa case after they allegedly swindled a lending institution.
Abalos said Evelyn Bernabe ,municipal accountant, and Helen Aquino, head of Municipal Human Resources Management Office, were sued with criminal swindling (estafa) case after they misrepresented more than 60 employees of the municipal government, using bogus names for some of them, in obtaining loans from Villasis Prime Lending Corporation.
Abalos said there is also an impending case after the duo misrepresented their positions when they transacted with a lending institution in Olongapo City. (more…)

February 27, 2013 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

Sea mishap victims recall ordeal at sea

By Yolanda Sotelo

SUAL — When the MV Harita Bauxite started sinking at past ten o’clock in the evening of Saturday (February 16), Ship Captain Win Kyu blew the whistle and shouted “Abandon ship!”
In seven minutes, the ship has sank to the bottom of the West Philippine and 14 of its 24 crew, including Win Kyu, went missing.
Some were able to board two life rafts, while the others jumped into the water. Nine of them survived but two were injured. One was bitten by a “big fish” and died.
Around an hour later, passing vessel MV Jin Cheng, a Chinese vessel, plucked them out from the cold sea, which then radioed the Philippine Coast Guard about the sea mishap. The victims stayed at the Chinese vessel until a vessel of the Coast Guard came to fetch them and brought to the safety of the shore. (more…)

February 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

Dagupan receives 2 classrooms from Fil-Chinese Chamber

DAGUPAN CITY – The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce (FFCCC) represented by its president, Tan Ching, and Enrique Chua, chairman of its Welfare Committee, turned over last Friday a one storey two-classroom school building constructed in Bonuan Sabangan, Elementary School, barangay Bonuan Gueset to the city government of Dagupan represented by Mayor Benjamin S. Lim.

A simple ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by Lim, Ching, and other officers of the FFCCC namely: Pangasinan Fifth District Board Member Danilo Uy, Juanito Cuason, regional executive director and Regional Directors Benito Kua and Atty. Edward Chua Cham with the school’s principal, Rowena Lapaan, Division Superintendent Gloria Torres and Bonuan Gueset Punong Barangay Rico Mejia. (more…)

February 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Arrogant PhilHealth personnel

A perennial loser in countless electoral exercises in the fourth congressional district told me before that if he wins as provincial board member he will pocket some of the almost P900 thousand social funds given to a board member every quarter of the year.
Not only that, he said he will get a percentage too, every time a supplemental budget is deliberated in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Son of a gun, this is the reason why this country could not be at par with our rich Asian neighbour countries.
Kahit ang laos na kandidato, nagpa-plano na kung paano nanakawin ang pera ng kaban ng bayan.
Mas mabuti pa si perennial candidate to the provincial board Ed Gonzales, a wannabe media man.
When he threatened me that he will not allow me to enter his office at the Capitol in case he wins this May election because of my belittling his capability to win a board seat, and my rebuff that he was just wasting his time (he got no money) ingratiating with voters in the 3rd congressional district to vote for him, I just took it with grain of salt. Ed was just smarting on me.
But that bet in the 4th congressional distinct should be vigorously denounced. He is a clear and present danger to our society.
Matakew! (more…)

February 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm 1 comment

Espino says there’s more to be proud of as Pangasinense

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By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
LINGAYEN- “ Today, we have so much more to be proud of as a people. Today, Pangasinan is widely known, not just for its inherent political value as a vote –rich province, but more importantly as a consistent performer in local governance.”
This was the opening statements of Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. before the Pangasinenses who attended his 6th State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the Capitol grounds last February 18.
His SOPA entitled “Marvelous Gains” outlined Espino’s accomplishments as governor from June 30, 2007 focusing on many awards given by various agencies on local governance. (more…)

February 25, 2013 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

TPLEX interchange relocated to ease traffic flow

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ROSALES- Instead of the proposed road interchange in Tumana West village here on the construction of the Tarlac-Pangasinan- La Union Expressway (TPLEX), the interchange has been relocated to Palakipak village here to ease out vehicular traffic in the major road arteries ,in this town.
The relocation of the interchange was proposed by Mayor Ricardo V. Revita, which was approved by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). (more…)

February 25, 2013 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

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February 25, 2013 at 9:05 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Rota ng bigas nabago dahil sa smuggling

Kung dati, ipinagmamalaki ng Mindanao na hindi sila binabagyo…ngayon dahil sa climate change daw ay malalakas na ang bagyo at dumadalas pa ang paghagupit doon.

Dispalinghado na ang rice distribution system sa Pilipinas dahil sa smuggling.

May isang panahon sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas na mula sa rice producing provinces ng Northern at Central Luzon nagmumula ang bigas patungo sa Metro Manila.

February 25, 2013 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

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