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GATE@PSU-34th anivPangasinan Governor Amado Espino, Jr. (second from left) receives his plaque of recognition from Dr. Victoriano Estira, president of the Pangasinan State University (PSU). Espino, one of the university’s most notable alumni, served as the keynote speaker during the commemorative program of PSU’s 34th founding anniversary on July 24 held at the Sison Auditorium in Lingayen town. He urged the University’s leaders and educators to take genuine responsibility in pursuing and realizing a landscape of quality education. (photo by April M. Montes/PIA-1, Pangasinan)

July 27, 2013 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

Mayors lament snob of Pangasinan in SONA

By Yolanda Sotelo

CALASIAO – Pangasinan mayors lamented what they felt was a snob of the province by the national government, citing as examples the non-mention of big-ticket projects like the international airport in Alaminos City and the international seaport in Sual town in President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address.

During the meeting on Thursday of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Pangasinan chapter, Sual Mayor Roberto Arcinue said Pangasinan had been left behind in funding from the national government. (more…)

July 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm Leave a comment

Former Guv Agbayani on Computer Scam

DAGUPAN CITY – Former Pangasinan Second District Rep. Victor Agbayani deplored the inclusion of his name in the Commission on Audit report on the 2011 Priority Development Assistance Fund, saying he had left the Congress in 2010.
In a statement, Agbayani “respectfully request the COA to clarify why its report on the 2011 PDAF transactions of the DOTC should involve my name when I had left Congress in 2010.”
“I deplore the careless manner by which unverified information such as this can be released to the media and mislead the public. During my brief stint in Congress from 2007- 2010, I did not allocate any funds from the PDAF for the purchase of IT equipment or computers,” Agbayani said. (more…)

July 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm Leave a comment

Fishpen demolition slow — agri officer

By Yolanda Sotelo

DAGUPAN CITY – Twelve down, 183 more to go.
It’s a month and ten days before the August 30 deadline for the city rivers to be cleared of fish structures, but only less than 10 percent have been removed so far, the Office of the City Agriculture Officer said.
“The process is slow,” CHO Emma Molina said of the demolition of only 22 out of 205 fish structures.
The rivers have been cleared of the structures when former Mayor Benjamin Lim issued an indefinite moratorium on establishment of fish structures. (more…)

July 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

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July 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL : Passports in Pangasinan very soon

The Pangasinan economy cannot absorb all of its employable persons so many of them search for work in other countries.

To be able to work in other countries, they need a Philippine passport.

As the largest province in Region 1, it is logical that people of Pangasinan should have a place here where they can have a Philippine passport.

A Philippine passport is a primary travel document needed by people of Pangasinan who need to go other countries for work or for play.

July 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Re-Regulating Pond at overloading

brando-masoNIA ARIIP. Ang 65-hectare na Re-Regulating Pond na sumasalo ng water releases mula sa San Roque Dam ay tapos na. National irrigation Administration sa pamamagitan ng Agno River Integrated Irrigation Project (ARIIP) ang nag-implement ng construction ng nasabing Re-Regulating Pond. (more…)

July 27, 2013 at 8:35 pm Leave a comment

PSU President thanks national, provincial governments

LINGAYEN — Pangasinan State University (PSU) President Victoriano C. Estira thanked Governor Amado Espino Jr. for the various programs and projects the provincial government initiated and sponsored for the university, including infrastructure developments and scholarship for students

July 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Mayors in Mindanao got payola too from gambling

I went to Davao City and Cotobato Province last week for a business trip.
I thought that the expansion of the national highway from a two-way road to four-way was undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highway only in Luzon.

From Davao City to the Province of Cotabato private contractors of the DPWH were pre-ocupied adding another lane at both sides of the highway.

“Look, even the still passable old two-lane road are being cut to pieces by the jack hammer so the government can put a new one,” Cotabato political analyst Luvin Candari quipped when he drove me around Kidapawan City with his South Korean made SUV’s he bought at the Economic Zone in Cagayan de Oro.

I told him probably it was a misguided policy of the Aquino Administration to rip-off the still passable original highway at the same time build two additional lanes to make them four as a strategy of the government to perk up the economy (expansion of the construction sector was the main driver of the 7.8% Gross Domestic Product of the country in the first quarter of this year and the 6.6% GDP last year) so that President Aquino can crow to the people next year that the GNP still squirts to high heaven despite the end of the election spending in May 13 this year. (more…)

July 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

Defeating Cerezo sweet victory – Rosario

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

BINMALEY – The newly elected mayor of this first class town considered his victory for the mayoral contest in May 13 this year as the “sweetest.”

Mayor Simplicio Rosario said compared to the 2004 elections when he defeated the wife of his opponent former mayor Lorenzo Cerezo, the 2013 poll was his sweetest vindication.
Rosario was defeated by Cerezo by 460 votes in 2010 election but in this year’s poll he trounced out the latter with more than a thousand votes.

He explained that in the May 13 derby he was against all odds when he fought a sitting mayor supported by the congressman, governor, vice governor, two board members, majority of the village chiefs of this 33 barangays, and the vaunted Iglesia Ni Cristo.
“And yet nanalo ako dahil sa Dios Panginoon, dahil sa tao, some of my leaders my loyalists, some of the ex-barangay captains and kagawad. Sweetest talaga,” he said. (more…)

July 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm Leave a comment

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