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National greening program

National greening program
Leduina ‘Wendy’ Co, chief of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources in Pangasinan, bares that her office is targeting to plant trees in various areas in the province totaling 5,765 hectares this year as part of the National Greening Program. Joining her during the KBP Forum at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) office on Thursday are, from right, Alex Romeo Fernandez of the PIA and forum host Jay Mendoza, Kapisananngmga Brodkasterng Pilipinas-Pangasinan Chapter president. (PIA Photo/Roland Naoe)

March 24, 2013 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Enrile: Mindanao should help govt achieve food sovereignty

TAGUM CITY—UNA senatorial candidate Jack Enrile today called on Mindanao leaders and their
constituents to help boost agricultural production as this would ensure the nation’s food security.

“I must emphasize the importance of government support for food production initiatives in Davao
and other provinces in Mindanao,” Enrile said.

“Hunger and poverty are inextricably linked. So we must solve these two problems simultaneously.
With increased food production, we not only put food on the table of poor families and reduce (more…)

March 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

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March 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: As campaign starts, start asking

The elections for positions of local elective offices will start just after the Holy Week.

It is during the Holy Week that Christians ask themselves of their faith and their future as Christians.

It is during local elections when the people of Pangasinan should also start asking questions.

In what condition did the present provincial administration find the people of Pangasinan when they came into office? 

In what condition do the voters of Pangasinan find themselves now? 

What hope do the voters of Pangasinan have for the future?

What hope do the voters of Pangasinan have for the next 1000 days after the June 30, 2013 oath taking ceremonies?

Will the result of the elections be a question of what group has more logistics to launch a province-wide campaign?

Will the result of the elections be a question of what group has more money to pay campaign volunteers?

March 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm Leave a comment

MASO: Ako ang nagsaing, iba ang kumain

MABAIT. MALINIS MAKATAO. Narito po ang ibinulgar ni secretary Bebot Villar, Nalulungkot ako sa mga nangyayari sa aking sariling probinsya sa Pangasinan. This is not an isolated operation in Pangasinan. It’s all over the country.

Bakit…Ano ba ang nangyayari sa Pangasinan?

At itinuloy pa niya, It’s a shame some influential people are supporting candidates involved in jueteng in Pangasinan. Mukhang napapalusutan ata sila kasi it’s public knowledge na may upright political leaders but surprisingly bulok ang sinusuportahan nilang kandidato.

March 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

BSL confident court will favor Magic mall in Malasiqui

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – Mayor Benjamin Lim, whose family owns the Magic Group of Companies, said he was optimistic that the Court of Appeals will favor the establishment of a mall in Malasiqui town.

Lim said he was hopeful that the appellate court will uphold in his favor the case lodged against the construction of the mall at a municipal land in Malasiqui.

Recall that almost 10 years ago, one Mario Armas, a resident of Malasiqui, filed a petition for a prayer for a provisional remedy of temporary restraining order and writ of preliminary injunction against the construction of the mall.

March 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Blame P-Noy why Jamby, Jun, and Risa are laggard


I know now why senatorial Bam (not Bum, Mr. Niel Cruz) Aquino was hoisted from Nos. 9-10 (Social Weather Stations February 15-17 polls) to Nos. 4-9 (Pulse Asia February 24-28 survey).
Aside from his aggressive TV ads where he exploited himself as a dead ringer of martyr Ninoy Aquino, his lineage to him (Tito Ninoy) and to former president Tita Cory Aquino, and his kuya Noynoy- the incumbent president , President Noy talked much about Bam in Alaminos City.

In the rally in Dagupan City last Friday, the president crowed lengthily about his cousin’s curriculum vitae, both of their father were imprisoned, Bam was a genius, would be earning a windfall in giant corporations that chased him after he graduated magna cum laude in Ateneo de Manila, etc.

But the president should know that the LP decided that the president and senatorial candidates should emphasize more on the wannabes who are “kulelat” (laggard) or outside the Top 12 of the pollsters Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia.

But the president seems not to honor this agreement but subtlety giving more mileage to his cousin Bam than the kulelat Jamby Madrigal, Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Risa Hontiveros who were enmeshed on Nos. 14-17, Nos. 16-18, and Nos. 17-18 in the latest poll of Pulse Asia, respectively.

The adage that blood is thicker than water holds true in the rallies led by the president in the cities of Dagupan and Alaminos in March 15, 2013. (more…)

March 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm Leave a comment

DPWH: P123 M projects up in western Pangasinan

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

ALAMINOS CITY – The chief district engineer of the Department of Public Works & Highway in Western Pangasinan said P123 million worth of projects by the national government and Rep. Jesus Celeste (1st District, Pangasinan) would be implemented soon.

Engineer Smily Fermin said he already issued a notice to proceed to private contractors to implement the projects. (more…)

March 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: PNoy’s journey in Pangasinan

virTarpaulins were festooned along the main thoroughfares of Pangasinan welcoming the President Aquino. What was noticeable ,however, was that the tarpaulins were not that of the Liberal Party but by high ranking officials of Pangasinan who were not present when the President inaugurated the Emergency Room Building of Region 1 Medical Center, leaders’ consultation at CSI Stadia in Dagupan City and another one in Alaminos City.
Of course the visit of President PNoy was political in nature. He was in this premier province with his “Team PNoy” senatorial candidates. The mission: to woe the support of the 1.6 voters of Pangasinan in the May 13 elections.
The President, as the prime endorser of his candidates, is worth of admiration. He has to do it to ensure that his program of eradicating corruption will be supported by his allies. When he took the rein of the “graft and corrupt” torn Philippines in 2010, he made the right start of visioning a “Matuwid na Landas” governance, devoid of graft and corruption even to the village levels. (more…)

March 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm 1 comment

Urdaneta City marks 15th year of cityhood

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
URDANETA- This premier city of Region I and the first city in eastern Pangasinan will celebrate its 15th City Charter Week on March 18 to 22.
City Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” E. Perez IV said the celebration will be simple and devoid of trappings as what had been done in previous years.
“ While we are very thankful and glad that Urdaneta City has gone this far, we can’t afford lavish celebration when there are more pressing needs for the good of our constituents to attend to,” Mayor Bobom said. (more…)

March 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm Leave a comment

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