Archive for April, 2013
A man uploads Dagupan Bangus at the Magsaysay Fish Market. Bangus vendors are optimistic for a rise in sales of the popular fish due to influx of tourists during the ongoing celebration of the 2013 Bangus Festival. JOJO RINOZA
Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to conduct a proper and thorough investigation of a sketchy report of an alleged explosion in the yard of a mayoralty candidate in the town of Bugallon at past midnight today.
The incident was reported on TV by the police.
According to media there were splinters on the door, no crater on the ground and nobody was hurt.
Investigators were yet to determine if the explosion was caused by a firecracker, a home-made explosive, dynamite or a grenade. (more…)
LINGAYEN—The Pistay Dayat 2013 continues to excite revelers and beach goers as it brings another surprise with the staging of the first ever invitational triathlon challenge to be held at the Capitol Beachfront on April 30 starting at 5 in the morning.
Rommel Cardinoza, co-chair for the committee on triathlon challenge said the activity which involves the events of swimming, bike and run will be graced by swimmers, bikers and runners from Baguio City, La Union, Metro Manila and parts of Central Luzon. (more…)
If you look at him, he’s more of a Ninoy Aquino than his own persona. He wears eyeglasses and sports hairstyle just likes of his martyr uncle Ninoy- a personality he adopted to look like him thinking that he will become popular and pull his way up to the Senate.
Bam Aquino or Benigno Aquino IV is a “clone” of Ninoy, but maybe only his looks but not much Ninoy’s experience as a public servant. We must remember that Ninoy Aquino started his political career as mayor of Concepcion, Tarlac then became a governor of Tarlac at a tender age. This means that Ninoy was never that ambitious when he was younger. He knew that he had to start from a lower position in which he did before he became the youngest senator of the land and the number one nemesis of the late strongman President Ferdinand E. Marcos. (more…)
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
URDANETA CITY- Aside from his campaign slogan, ”Pagkain sa Bawat Mesa”, senatorial candidate Jack Enrile of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said if elected to the Senate, he will be the “people’s vanguard” against commodity hoarders and those who overprice basic commodities and oil products.
“There should be strict price monitoring by the government. Overpricing of commodities hurts small consumers and this will be difficult for the poor to make ends meet,” Enrile told the audience at a mini-rally held at the Cultural and Sports Complex here last April 18.
He said prices of oil products should be computed transparently because even at the slightest increase of crude oil prices in the world market, local prices are skyrocketed, and when the prices of crude oil decrease in world market, there is minimal rollback of prices of petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, LPG) locally.
“Let’s also vigilant in monitoring the overpricing of basic commodities like meat, grains, canned goods, fruits and vegetables. I will not be tired saying that we must have enough and affordable food to our people because no Filipino must go hungry in his own country,” he said.
He further said the 6.6 growth rate as being boasted by the government is not at all felt by ordinary Filipinos.
“Let us ensure our food supply. Let’s create agricultural zones in every province by providing the necessary support systems to our farmers and fishermen. About 20 to 40 percent of our population still go hungry,” Enrile stressed.
He further said aside from spurring agricultural productivity, investments in industrial sector must be undertaken to create jobs and employment.
“Our people must be productive, whether they are in agricultural or industrial sector, in order for them to have competitive incomes to put enough food on their tables,” Enrile said.
Enrile is the son of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and currently a member in the House of Representatives representing the 1st District of Cagayan. He is a member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- More than 500 young swains benefitted from the two-day free “Operation Tuli” (circumcision) from April 20 to April 21 at the public auditorium here, which was sponsored by the local government unit (LGU), Ladies Brigade of Villasis (LaB) and the Sigma Beta Tau Phi Fraternity and Sorority, known as Titans of the Faulty of Medicine and Surgeon of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST).
“This is now on its 10th year of implementation. Operation Tuli is our response to the needs of young males to be circumcised, not only because of its cultural and religious implications, but for hygienic purposes. We thanked the volunteers from Titans as well as our local medical team including the Barangay Health Workers for assisting us in this project,” Mayor Dita Go-Abrenica said.
Board Member Ranjit R. Shahani was flabbergasted when I told him that his favorite punch line media man Atong Remogat had been enlisted by his estranged cousin gubernatorial bet Hernani Braganza to be his toast master in his sorties in the province.
In a telephone call to Atong, a “ballistic” Ranjit berated him: “I thought (Board Member) Dong Perez was stu____ in taking you as part of his core group, but I could not imagine that Nani was so stu___ in taking you as his emcee!”
My disclosure about Atong and that “livid” call were made last Monday (April 15) over bottles of San Miguel Lights with some media men.
If I tell Ranjit about my new discovery on Atong baby , he probably will succumb to cardiac arrest that would not be good in Pangasinan’s politics after Mangaldan Mayor Hermie Romero and Lingayen Mayor Jonas Castaneda have been taken recently by their Creator through heart attack. (more…)