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Hurt


Police Supt.Christopher Abrahano, Dagupan City PNP chief, says he was hurt by insinuations that he had something to do with the attempt of the life of broadcaster Orly Navarro. He was a guest during  the regular forum of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas(KBP) Pangasinan chapter last August 28 at the Philippine Information Agency(PIA) office in the city. Also in photo are Celso Salazar, forest management service chief of the provincial environment and natural resources office(PENRO), and Noel Sibayan, KBP Pangasinan chapter secretary.CESAR RAMIREZ

Police Supt.Christopher Abrahano, Dagupan City PNP chief, says he was hurt by insinuations that he had something to do with the attempt of the life of broadcaster Orly Navarro. He was a guest during the regular forum of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas(KBP) Pangasinan chapter last August 28 at the Philippine Information Agency(PIA) office in the city. Also in photo are Celso Salazar, forest management service chief of the provincial environment and natural resources office(PENRO), and Noel Sibayan, KBP Pangasinan chapter secretary.CESAR RAMIREZ

August 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm Leave a comment

CSC announces schedule for computerized exams


DAGUPAN CITY– Those eyeing to work in government may opt to take the Civil Service Commission (CSC) exams through the new computerized system.

The CSC Computerized Examination System or COMEX is designed and developed to unite all previous stand-alone examination processes into a single, automated examination system.

Special Investigator III Romel Rivera of CSC-Lingayen field office said that exams will be conducted on September 4, 11, 18 and 25 with reservation dates scheduled on August 29, September 5, 12 and 19, respectively.

“For Region I, COMEX is available at the regional testing center in San Fernando City, La Union,” Rivera said during the “Pantongtongan Tayo” radio program of PIA-Pangasinan aired over DZMQ Radyo ng Bayan on Tuesday.

An applicant may only reserve a slot on the scheduled reservation date of his or her preferred exam date. He or she must not have taken the same level of exam within the last three months, he said.

Rivera said that application through COMEX is easy.

First, the applicant shall create a user account in the COMEX website: http://www.comex.csc.gov.ph/user. After creating a user account, the applicant may then pick an exam schedule from the online offerings. A list of exam schedules with the types of exams, number of slots, date, time, and venue of personal appearance and examination may be viewed. The applicant shall receive an email confirming the slot reservation.

Once slot is confirmed, applicant makes his or her personal (more…)

August 31, 2014 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment

In Pangasinan, 100 student-workers receive salary from SPES


Jay Anne Sabangan, 20, a resident of Bayambang, Pangasinan, is now on her fourth year as a college student in Pangasinan State University-Lingayen Campus. Next year, she will be a degree holder of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Marketing Management.
“Excited po akong makatapos at maabot ang mga pangarap ko para sa sarili ko at sa pamilya ko,” a happy Jay Anne exclaimed.
Jay Anne’s dream is among the thousands of youthful dreams the Department of Labor and Employment’s Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) seeks to bring to reality.
The young lady has been a SPES beneficiary for four years, which makes her a “SPES baby”, or one who has been a program beneficiary for two to four years.
She was among the provincial government of Pangasinan’s student-workers this summer who received their SPES checks on August 19. Held at the Pangasinan Public Employment Service Office in Lingayen, Pangasinan, the awarding ceremony was led by DOLE-Regional Office 1 Director Grace Ursua. The latter was joined by Pangasinan PESO Manager Alex Ferrer, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer Bernadette May Mamitag, Labor and Employment Officer III Rhodora Padua and Administrative Aide VI Mhel Gaspar.
Jhie, as she is fondly called by loved ones and friends, recalled how the SPES has greatly helped in her schooling and her family’s expenses from 2011 to 2014. “While my salary is intended for my education, there were times when some portion of it was used for our family’s small barbeque business,” she said. The income from their small livelihood was in turn used for her school needs and family support. (more…)

August 31, 2014 at 8:37 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Bakit nasa Golan Heights ang sundalong Pilipino?


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Ang mga sundalong Pilipino ay nasa Golan Heights bilang peace keeping forces. Tagapangalaga ng katahimikan. Peace ambassadors.

Ang mapasama sa peacekeeping forces ng United Nations ay isa sa mga pangarap ng mga ordinaryong sundalong Pilipino dahil sa usapin ng dagdag na kita.

Ang Pilipinas ay marami nang sundalong pinadala sa mga peacekeeping missions ng UN.

Nakarating na sila sa East Timor, sa Kosovo, sa Liberia, sa Nepal, sa Haiti at ngayon naman ay sa Golan Heights.

Ang mga bansang ito ay problema sa kanilang peace and order situation. May mga nagbabanggaang interest sa loob ng mga bansang ito. Ang banggaan ng mga interest ay nasa lebel na ng armado at magulong sitwasyon kaya naman nagpapadala ng mga peacekeeping missions ang UN.

Sa chapter one ng “Bourgeoisie and Proletariat”, ng Communist manifesto na sinulat ni Karl Marx ay sinulat niya na ang kapitalismo ay may palagiang pangangailangan na maghanap paglalagyan ng kanilang mga produkto.

There is the need of capitalism to look for “a constantly expanding market for its products (which) chases the bourgeoisie over the entire surface of the globe. It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connections everywhere”.

Ang paghahanap ng mga bansang kukunsumo ng mga produkto ng kapitalismo ay may kasamang policy na tinatawag na ‘blood and iron.’ Ang konsepto ng ‘blood and iron’ ay walang iba kungdi giyera.

Ang sabayang pagpapatupad ng expansion at ‘blood and iron’ ang dahilan kung bakit pati ang isang bansang tulad ng Pilipinas ay napipilitang makisali sa mga madugong gulo ng naghaharing kapitalistang bansa.

Damay ang bansang Pilipinas, damay ang sundalong Pilipino, damay ang pamilya ng suNdalong Pilipino, damay ang lipunang Pilipino.

Ano po ba nag kapalit ng serbisyo ng sundalong Pilipino bilang peacekeeper?

For these soldiers, what has been the price to serve as peace ambassadors?

Ang mapadala sa isang peacekeeping mission ay may katumbas na 900 dollars per month. Meron pa iyang dagdag na 10 dollars per day.

Habang nasa peacekeeping mission ang sundalong Pilipino, siya ay patuloy na sumasahod sa Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Malaking tulong ito sa pamilya ng sundalo. Ito ang isang ipinagdarasal ng sundalong Pilipino. Makasama sa isang peacekeeping mission.

Anim na buwan na hindi nakita ang pamilya. Anim na buwan na nanganganib ang buhay ng sundalo sa giyerang wala naman siyang kinalaman.

Kahit papaano, pagbalik ng sundalo sa kanyang pamilya ay magsasaya sila hanggang sa maubos ang kinita bilang peacekeeper at naipon na suweldo. (more…)

August 31, 2014 at 8:32 pm Leave a comment

PROTECTION FROM THE SUN


  The thick bunches of tobacco leaves being air-dried provide a shade for farm workers who toil long days to produce quality tobacco leaves ready for shipping out. This scene is in Amanperez village in Villasis, one of the top producers of quality tobacco leaves in Pangasinan. WILLIE LOMIBAO.

The thick bunches of tobacco leaves being air-dried provide a shade for farm workers who toil long days to produce quality tobacco leaves ready for shipping out. This scene is in Amanperez village in Villasis, one of the top producers of quality tobacco leaves in Pangasinan. WILLIE LOMIBAO.

August 31, 2014 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

Which district will next declare support to Cojuangco?


By Mortz Ortigoza

URDANETA CITY – The spokesperson of the Nationalist People’s Coalition in Pangasinan would not disclose which congressional district officials would next throw their support to the gubernatorial candidacy of former fifth district Rep. Mark Cojuangco.

Engineer Rosendo So said after the representatives and mayors of Districts 1 and 2 declared their alliance with Cojaungco, he expected another district to follow suit immediately.

“Maybe fourth, maybe third, maybe second, maybe fifth,” he quipped when pressed by this paper what particular district will publicly show its support to Cojuangco.

Last July 25 Provincial Board Members Rene Anthony Sison and Napoleon Fontalera and seven mayors of the First District went to the Nationalist People’s Coalition‘s headquarter in Quezon City to declare their support to Cojuangco. They were led by Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste. (more…)

August 31, 2014 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: M & M


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He’s in his late 50s, the other in his late 20s. They are a combination of middle aged and a young one. The older one is honed by experiences in his public and private life. The younger one is an epitome of a young leader- dynamic, vibrant and full of optimism.

I am referring to former 5th District Rep. Mark O. Cojuangco, the man who propelled the progress of the 5th District of Pangasinan, and Calasiao Mayor Mark Macanlalay, a very young leader who at a tender age was honed to be a good leader in his town.

Mark and Mark, or simply M & M for Governor and Vice Governor in 2016. As I was looking at them during a press conference in Calasiao last August 21, I can’t help but heave a sigh. These two are indeed a combination of what this province is looking for.
Mark Cojuangco is a technocrat turned politician. He’s endowed with wisdom and gut feel on what development undertakings are needed in Pangasinan. Mark Macanlalay, being young, has the dynamism of what a leader is. He could give inspiration to the youth. He could be of help to the older Cojuangco in prescribing programs and projects for the youth of Pangasinan.

M &M is like the famous brand of chocolates. They are peddled in tablet form with variety of colors, that younger generations are fond of. The sweetness of the chocolate lingers on the palate-with its crispy crust outside and sticky choco inside. Like M & M chocolate, Mark and Mark could make indelible marks in the history of Pangasinan. It will be a time when people will hang on to new breed of leaders who could make Pangasinan as a truly haven of peace- loving. Pangasinenses.

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Why did Cojuangco choose Mark Macanlalay as his running mate in 2016 elections? He said he saw in him a new breed of leader. Mark, Cojuangco said, exudes dynamism needed as catalyst to the youth for change.

Mark (Cojuangco) is also viewed by the younger Mark as a leader whose dreams for a better Pangasinan are noble and great. Being optimistic, the young Mark said he will not abandon the challenge hurled by Cojuangco on him as the vice gubernatorial bet of the Nationalist Peoples’ Coalition (NPC).

With the younger Mark as the NPC bet in 2016 for vice governor, the chances of incumbent Vice Governor Ferdie Calimlim Jr., a NPC member, as running mate of Cojuangco is nil. ” I have given him chances but he could not decide,” Cojuangco said about Calimlim.

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Last August 18, I interviewed Calimlim in his office at the Capitol on what his plans are in the coming elections. He said he subscribed to idea that political exercise is still far away and that he has to concentrate first on his work as vice governor. ” Trabaho muna,” he said.

He did not answer my question whether he’s open to a Cojuangco-Calimlim tandem. With young Mark now as Cojuangco’s running mate, will Vice Governor Calimlim opt to be the running mate of Ex-Officio Board Member. Amado Espino III?

But news are circulating within Pangasinan that it will be Espino-Espino in 2016 with the incumbent Governor, who is now on his last term, sliding down to vice governor.
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August 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

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