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’?


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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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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.
(more…)

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

CORTEZ: Silly in its arrogance


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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

Smuggled rice now in Pangasinan


By Brando Cortez

ROSALES-Roger Tan of Anson Rice Mill in Rosales said the presence of smuggled rice in Pangasinan markets is giving unfair competition to locally milled rice and palay prices have gone way below government procurement price.

He said rice smuggled through ports in Mindanao are shipped to Luzon and sold at price lower than the breakeven price of local produced rice.

Tan, whose rice mill and warehouse were totally damaged during the flood of October 2009, said commercial rice is now priced at P1,400 to P1,430 per cavan.
(more…)

March 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

UCU gives Urdaneta City P150 M a year


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
URDANETA CITY –The Urdaneta City University (UCU) is still the “goose that lays the golden egg” for the city coffer despite the decline of its enrolment in nursing course.
Mayor Amadeo Gregorio Perez IV said the UCU still churned out P150 million this year which was included in the city’s latest general appropriation fund.
The sum complemented the P637 million fiscal appropriations for year 2013 that made Urdaneta the highest earning city in Region 1.
He explained that UCU earned t more than P200 million a year in the past but due to the sluggish demand of Filipino nurses abroad, it settled to the P150 million mark. (more…)

March 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: PNP fears to go beyond visual search


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This columnist, who used to preside over media men in their Kuatro-Kantos sessions, became an accidental resource speaker in a command conference composed of police colonels and majors of the Pangasinan Police Office and chiefs of police where OIC Provincial Director Marlou Chan asked them to brainstorm my observation on my previous columns on the mode of searching vehicles and the predictability of checkpoints.
I wrote before that Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil (2nd District, Pangasinan) agreed with my observation that police men manning checkpoints should not be tied on visual search because criminals make them a laughing stock.
Bataoil said peace officers worth their salt should use judgment call on how to search and seize illegal objects hidden inside the cars or motorcycles without the benefit of search warrant.
He agreed with what I wrote that “consent” among motorists is enough to open their trunks and compartments as a lawful means to search vehicles without a search warrant. (more…)

March 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment


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