Archive for August 9, 2013

ORTIGOZA: More congressional districts, more monies

mortz-nw-colored32San Fabian Mayor Constante “Danny” Agbayani’s being soft spoken endeared him to the people of his town.
But Agbayani should know about fairness when dealing with “callers.”
A media man observed that after he and his companion signed an appointment form at his office, the staff of Agbayani made them wait for two hours.
“We were bypassed by individuals and groups we heard were political supporters of the mayor and who have been escorded by the staff inside the office of the mayor,” he said.
The affronted media men have to remind the staff of Agbayani to accommodate the callers by “first-come-first served basis”.
But what broke the proverbial back of the camel was when the lady staff of Agbayani went out from the mayor’s office and told them that Agbayani did not want to be interviewed.
Instead she gave them each a white long envelop with a sum inside that she said came from the mayor.
“Masyado naman kaming binaboy ni mayor. We returned the envelop with the sum. We are legitimate media men who wanted to inquire about the anomalies under his watch”.
Mayor, huwag naman ganyan. Baka magalit iyong ibang media people maging one- term mayor na lang kayo.
The same call to Mangaldan Mayor Bona de Vera, maam baka mag one term mayor din kayo. Media men whine about the way you treated them.
“Galit ba kayo mayora sa mga media?” (more…)

August 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

Police plans to hold shoot fest for reporters

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
LINGAYEN – After a series of assassination of media men in the country this year, the provincial police director of Pangasinan mulls to hold a police-media family shooting competition to hone the gun handling skills of reporters.chan
Senior Supt. Marlou Chan said his office will provide experts to teach the members of the fourth estate about proper gun handling and accurate shooting.
“Ang tawag doon “ tyro”, mga neophytes, first time,” Chan described a media man who has to learn for the first time firing a gun.
The provincial director is known as one of the most media friendly provincial directors in Pangasinan.
Chan, an alumnus of the Philippine Military Academy, led the introduction of new gun handling and shooting techniques he learned in the recent shooting competition at Clark Field in Pampanga.
He said the competition was participated in by regional and provincial directors all over the country.
Despite conveying to the 48 chiefs of police the various shooting techniques by gun shooting experts brought by Chan, he said that shooting out with the malefactors would still be the last recourse by the police.
“Their skills can only be used as required. Discretion still plays a crucial role. (The competition) only gives them skill and competence,” he stressed.
Chan also planned to enjoin all the members of the PNP in Pangasinan from the top official to the lowest police patrol to harness their gun skills.
“We intend to do it on a regular basis not only for chiefs of police. It is needed by provincial director down to the lowest police officer 1” on the ground especially sa PO1.

He allayed the apprehension by lower ranked policemen about the expenses that would be entailed by a shooting competition considered by many as a luxury.
“Merong binili ang ating regional director na re-loader (of spent shells). Ibig sabihin noon pag may re-loader ka cheaper (the bullets). Kasi ang presyo ng bala ay 40 percent or even 30 percent (less),” he cited.
Chan mulls that the expenses on the bullets in the incoming gun competition participated by all of his policemen could be subsidized by the provincial police office

August 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Sub-standard Dagupan road hit

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – Is the P49-million peso newly elevated road at downtown area in this city below par?
District Engineer Elpidio Paragas , the new head of the 2nd Engineering District of the Department of Public Works & Highway, said the series of cracks ensued because the private contractor forgot to cut some of the iron bars that were used to strengthen the concrete road.
“Hindi nila inapura na nilagare ito. So ang crack nag-umpisa na dito diretso na doon sa labas,” Paragas explained by drawing on a piece of paper what happened if some iron bars embedded in the concrete pavement were not cut. (more…)

August 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm Leave a comment

Paid film showing and theater plays

virTo be educated is a basic right. It is in this context that
the government offered free education from elementary to secondary schools in public schools. This is to
ensure that the literacy rate among our population will be
increased and to curb dropout rates. This is also in conjunction
with the Millennium Development Goal imposed by the
United Nations among its member-countries.
While the Philippine government
is harping a “free education
for all,” in reality this is not
the case since there are other
expenses that parents have to
shoulder for their children. In
public schools, they have to pay
anti-tuberculosis drive, boy/
scout contributions, Philippine
Red Cross donations, and contributions
to the Parents-Teachers
Association (PTA), laboratory
fees for the use of school (more…)

August 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

northernwatch cartoon 8-4-13

August 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

LCP elects Perez as VP for Luzon

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY – Mayor Amadeo Gregorio E.
“Bobom” Perez IV of this city was elected as Vice
President for Luzon during the recent election of
officers of the League of Cities of the Philippines
(LCP) held in a hotel in Manila.
“ This is a responsibility I have to face.My peers
voted me i nthis position and I have to do my part,”
Perez said.
The LCP presidency went to Quezon City
Mayor Herbert Bautista, a close political ally of
House Speaker Sonny Belmonte.
The feat of Perez did not go unnoticed by the
members of Sangguniang Panlungsod(SP) headed
by Vice Mayor Julio Parayno Sr.
“I extend my congratulations to our Mayor
(Perez) for his election as VP for Luzon in the
League of Cities,” Parayno said.
In last week’s SP session, SP Member Mark
Joseph Andrada passed a resolution extending the
city council’s congratulations to Mayor Perez .
“The election of the mayor as vice president for
Luzon of the League is an honor and pride of Urdaneta
City. His being in that position speaks of Mayor
Bobom’s colleagues trust on his leadership,” the
resolution read which was unanimously approved.
Perez was a former barangay captain in San
Vicente West village.He was then the president of
the Liga ng mga Barangay until he won as City Councilor
in 2007. In 2010 he ran as mayor of this city
andwon overwhelmingly.He succeeded his father,
the former Mayor Amadeo R. Perez Jr., now Chair of
the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO).
Last May 13 elections, Mayor Perez ran for
his second term unopposed. Among his performance
is being the Hall of Fame winner of Region I
Cleanest,Greenest and Safest City.

August 9, 2013 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Most effective fertilizer

BAGONG FERTILIZER. Tama si Boss Sendong nang sinabi niya may mali sa nangyaring asphalt overlay sa Carmen, Rosales.

Hahaha. Boss Sendong, dapat idagadag na sa listahan ng Fertilizer at Pesticides Authority (FPA) ang alkitran bilang pinakabagong anyo ng fertilizer.

Biruin niyo kahit na sinabuyan na ng kumkulo na alkitran ang seeds ng acacia ay nabubuhay at tumubo pa rin! (more…)

August 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL : Acacia trees sprout out of asphalt highway

Remember the parable of the seeds?

Some seeds fell on thorns. Some seeds fell on rocks. Some seeds fell on good soil.

And may we add, the very knowledgeable and capable engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Pangasinan placing an asphalt overlay on seeds that fell from an adjacent acacia tree.

And what did passers-by discover after a few days of rains and sunshine over the newly asphalted highway?

August 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

Business plates anomaly in Dagupan discovered

By Alex Romeo R. Fernandez

DAGUPAN CITY–First it was ATM (automated teller machine) cards, now it is business license plates.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to make a thorough investigation after the city government unearthed last week another anomalous transaction at the City Hall this time involving the procurement of 3,000 business license plates from a firm that lost in an bidding.

August 9, 2013 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Government’s support to R1MC benefits Pangasinenses

by April M. Montes

DAGUPAN CITY -Pangasinenses take pride as Aquino announced in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday that the national government is funding the improvement and modernization of the Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC) here.

The President said that the R1MC, which successfully completed five kidney transplants last year, is one of the government-owned hospitals nationwide that is receiving funds under the health care infrastructure projects of the national government. (more…)

August 9, 2013 at 6:35 pm Leave a comment

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