Archive for March 9, 2013

City-run hospital will address maternal deaths

By Dave Paragas
DAGUPAN CITY – “No mother has to die giving life and no child should be robbed of life because of his or her mother’s death!”

This phrase popularized by United Nations Population Fund country representative Ugoch’s Daniels prompted Mayor Benjie S. Lim to envision the construction of the proposed Dagupan City Maternal and Children Lying-in Hospital to address cases of maternal deaths, which often result from pregnancy complications during labor and postpartum periods. (more…)

March 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

PCL Pangasinan to hold 2nd PCL Congress

By Brando Cortez

LINGAYEN-Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Salvador Perez Jr said the Philippine Councilors League Pangasinan Chapter will hold its 2nd PCL Provincial Congress and Awarding Ceremonies this March 12 at Clark, Pampanga.

Perez said it was but proper to recognize the efforts of the councilors of Pangasinan in contributing their share in crafting laws in the legislative bodies that contribute to better live of the people. (more…)

March 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Are there gains from EDSA I or ‘People Power’?


As I am writing this, I am reminiscing the days of EDSA I now popularly known all over the world as “People Power.” I could not help but to recall my participation in that historic event as I was then in a group called the August Twenty One Movement (ATOM) and the Justice for Aquino, Justice for All. It was in Sulo Hotel, Quezon City where we converged led by former Senator and brother of the slain-martyr Ninoy Aquino, Agapito “Butz” Aquino when then Jaime Cardinal Sin called on the citizenry to support then Minister of Defense Juan Ponce Enrile and Deputy Chief of Staff and chief of Philippine Constabulary-Integrated National Police Fidel Valdez Ramos. (more…)

March 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Tayug to mark fiesta with nine-day activities

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
TAYUG- This town will be holding a nine-day fiesta celebration in honor of its patron saint St. Patrick of Ireland starting on March 10 to March 18.
This was bared by Mayor Carlos Trece Mapili to this paper in his office last February 27.
‘ It will be a long celebration but not lavish. The celebrations will be simple to provide amusements to the people of Tayug. Fiestas are once a year celebration, so we will give them time to rest from their work and enjoy the festival,” said Mapili who is now on his last term as the local chief executive of the town. (more…)

March 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

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March 9, 2013 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL :Foreign Chambers join call against $20 billion smuggling

“The value of smuggled commodities is estimated at almost $20 billion annually. This is a big hole in the drive for a better fiscal situation. BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) can’t do it alone,” former Finance Secretary Roberto De Ocampo said.

The government must immediately focus on plugging what De Ocampo described as a gaping “smuggling hole” estimated at $20 billion annually if it wants to preserve the gains it had made in the manufacturing sector, foreign businessmen and economic experts said.

The Joint Foreign Chambers are now one with the stakeholders of the local agricultural sector in calling for the immediate stop to smuggling.

March 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Silly in its arrogance

SUPPORT FOR CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR. Importante po ang local election dito sa Pangasinan because there are groups of ordinary people who are supporting a candidate for governor na ang nais lang ay ang gumawa ng tama ipaglaban ang tama at itigil na ang mali.

Bilang mga ordinaryong tao sa Pangasinan na gusto ng pagbabago …sila ngayon ay nagtatayo ng kanya-kanyang support groups para sa kandidato nilang governor.

Hindi na basta political party na lang ang aasahan sa labanan para governor ng Pangasinan. Maraming peoples organizations ang sumusulpot at ngapapahayag ng kanilang like sa kanilang napiling candidate for governor. (more…)

March 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

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