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Supt.Genaro Sapiera(right), deputy provincial director for administration of the Pangasinan PNP, signs the taped service firearm of a policeman during the ceremonial sealing of firearms last December 22 at the Pangasinan police office in Lingayen. The sealing of service firearms is a tradition among uniformed men to remind them not to fire indiscriminately during Yuletide Season especially during New Year revelry.CESAR RAMIREZ

December 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm 1 comment

Pangasinense police official ranks 2nd in Napolcom PESE exam

DAGUPAN CITY -A Pangasinense police officer placed second among the 88 senior police officials in the country who took the Police Executive Service Eligibility (PESE) examination administered by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) this year.
Police Chief Inspector Ryan Manongdo, currently assigned as the officer-in-charge of the Pozorrubio police station, made it to the top five after passing both the written and validation interview phases of the PES Eligibility process.
The PESE is an eligibility requirement for the third level ranks in the Philippine National Police (PNP) such as Police Senior Superintendent, Police Chief Superintendent, Police Director, Police Deputy Director General and Police Director General.
“I am grateful for this blessing in my police career,” he told the Philippine Information Agency.
In 2007, Manongdo ranked 3rd in the Napolcom Inspector Exam and 8th in the Napolcom Superintendent Exam in 2010.
Prior to his present assignment as OIC of PNP-Pozorrubio, he served as information officer and the acting chief in Logistic/Finance of the Pangasinan Provincial Police Office.
Other PNP officials who made it to the top five of the PESE exam are: Police Supt. Jeanurada Macario, nurse PCO (Police Commissioned Officer) at the PNP General Hospital (Top 1); Chief Insp. Mary Grace Nasdoman, chief Plans Section, Office of the Regional Logistics Division, National Capital Region Police Office (Top 3); Chief Insp. Reuben Macario, Administrative Officer, Regional Health Service, PRO 9 (Top 4); and Chief Insp. Vener Santos, Women and Children’s Complaint Division, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, PNP National Headquarters (Top 5).


December 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm 1 comment

Red tide alert still up in western Pangasinan towns

DAGUPAN CITY -Red tide alert is still up in the coastal waters of Bolinao, Anda, Alaminos and Wawa, Bani in Pangasinan, according to the latest advisory from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
In a bulletin issued last December 18, BFAR-1 Regional Director Nestor Domenden said shellfish samples collected from these areas were found still positive for red tide toxin.


December 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm 1 comment

Legarda to LGUs: Create more jobs thru Solid Waste Law

Senator Loren Legarda said local government units (LGUs) could create more jobs through the implementation of Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law.
Legarda, principal author and sponsor of the law, made the statement during the recent hearing of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act which looked into the performance of relevant national agencies and LGUs with respect to RA 9003.
“By implementing the solid waste management law, San Fernando City in Pampanga was able to generate 200 green jobs, including those employed to manage the materials recovery facilities (MRFs),” she stressed.
According to Mother Earth Foundation, all of San Fernando City’s 35 barangays have their own MRFs, where waste materials are sorted for composting and recycling and the residual waste will be brought to sanitary landfills.
Aside from generating jobs, the city was able to save millions. The LGU used to spend 70 million pesos for solid waste dumped in a sanitary landfill in Tarlac, but now they only spend P7 million for bringing their mostly residual waste to the same landfill.
Moreover, waste diversion rate is at 55%, which means that instead of being brought to landfills, this much of waste is now either recycled or composted.
“Imagine if all LGUs implemented the law, it would be a cleaner and greener Philippines, more green jobs would be generated, and there would be decrease in incidence of environmental diseases. I hope our leaders will have the political will to implement the law at full speed,” said Legarda.


December 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Baraan, Bigay’s lawyer a Lightweight

One of the most sought legal eagles in Pangasinan told me that the lawyer of sacked Pangasinan Administrator Raffy Baraan  and Provincial Housing and Urban Development Council Office chief’s Alvin Bigay was a lightweight.
“Mahina, natangal sa puesto ang kliyente niya,” he said.
Attorney Raffy Martinez, who lawyers for several mayors in the province, told me after the Ombudsman dismissed Baraan and Bigay (whose other penalties includes cancellation of  their eligibility, forfeiture of retirement and benefits and perpetual disqualification from reemployment in the government service),their lawyer should have filed a Petition of Declaratory Relief at the Supreme Court.
Declaratory Relief occurs when the two parties go to court to get clarification. The camps of Baraan and Bigay were protesting the haste the Ombudsman inflict on them. The duo had instead filed last December 16 an Urgent Motion to Lift the Implementation Order to the Ombudsman.
When I asked him if their lawyer or lawyers should have filed an injunction with temporary restraining order to prevent the Ombudsman from immediately kicking the asses of the beleaguered duo from the Capitol, Martinez agreed that that should be what their lawyer should have done.
A dig at shallow counsels would be when either their clients are dismissed or jailed after a raid or arrested despite loopholes of the raiding team just like what happened in two cases in Mangaldan town in the past several months.
 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Free Trade Agreement will be implemented on January 1, 2005. It’s upside the P40 a kilo of white sugar could drastically plunge to P30 or less. It bodes well with the consumers.


December 29, 2014 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Barangay Treasurer collared in Ilocos Sur for robbery

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- The Ilocos Sur police arrested Edgar C. Pablico, 42, married, barangay treasurer and a resident of Barangay San Vicente, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, after the authorities learned that Pablico is the mastermind of a robbery hold-up that recently happened in Ilocos Sur.
Based on reports reaching this headquarters, Mario B. Urban,acting Punong Barangay of San Vicente, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur together with Pablico were on their way home onboard a motorcycle at 2:20 in the afternoon of December 17 when two unidentified male suspected robbers staged them along the national highway in Barangay Parada, Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur.
The suspects allegedly pointed at them a caliber .45 and hastily grab a red envelope containing cash amounting to Php135,741.33 and Land Bank check worth Php3,120.49.
Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix, regional director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), said the arrest of Pablico came after investigation of the Sto. Domingo police, pointing Pablico as the brain of the said incident.


December 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

  Cojuangco-Macanlalay to double services

                                                                     By Mortz C. Ortigoza

CALASIAO – Mayor Mark Roy Macanlalay said if former Congressman Mark Cojuangco and he would be elected for governor and vice governor, respectively, they would double the services they used to be giving to their constituents.

Calasiao Mayor Mark Roy Macanlalay exhorted the village  chiefs and council members of Binmaley town at his residence.

Calasiao Mayor Mark Roy Macanlalay exhorted the village
chiefs and council members of Binmaley town at his residence.

“Muli po akong nakikiusap sa inyo na sana ay ibigay ninyo sa amin ang pagkakataon pagsilbihan po namin kayo ni Congressman Mark,” Macanlalay told the village chiefs and council members of Binmaley town.
Binmaley town officials led by Mayor Sam Rosario and Liga President Arsenio Merrera pledged their support to him and Cojuangco last December 19 during a consultative meeting at the Macanlalay compound.
Calasiao has been burgeoning under the leadership of the Macanlalay and his father former mayor Roy, with Manila-based  businessmen putting up investments in the town.
 “Sunod sunod na ang mga nagpapatayo ng structures diyan. Nagkaroon ng mga karagdagang restaurants sa tabi ng Dagupena (restaurant). Meron na doon show windows ng Nissan, Susuki, Laus Group of Companies, KIA. Haima na isang brand ng sasakyan. Tapos iyong mga gas stations pa na SEA Oil, Caltex, marami pa,” Macanlalay said.
 The business establishments that put shop here before the mall was constructed were Jollibee, Honda, Toyota, and Amianan Motors.


December 29, 2014 at 9:50 am Leave a comment

Mangaldan PNP, DSWD open haven for victims of violence

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
MANGALDAN – The P3-million haven for children-in-conflict-mentally (CICM), battered women, and victims of violence is probably the first project in Pangasinan of the Department of Social Welfare & Development and the police funded by a local government.
Police Superintendent Jackie Candelario, the chief of police here, and Mayor Bona Fe D. Vera- Parayno conceptualized how the DSWD and the police can mitigate the rise in crime by providing shelter, nutritional, and psychological aid to the victims.
“This is not only for the youth but also the victims of violence against women and battered women. The haven is a two storey building which includes a place for the  psychologist,” Candelario said.
 He said although this is the work for the DSWD, the presence of the policemen is indispensable as  they provide security to the place.
He said the shelter would be funded by the local government from its proposed P208 million budget for  2015.
The P208 million budget,  if passed, would be the biggest for a first class town in Pangasinan.
Mayor Parayno said one of the factors why the budget for 2015 swelled was because of the P3 million budget for the police building and the foods and other necessities the boarders there need.
Candelario earlier proposed a P5 million but the Sanguniang Bayan slashed it to P3 million.


December 29, 2014 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

 Dagupan-San Fabian Bridge Phase 1 over in January 2015

                                                              By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY – The Mangalanday Bridge that connects  Bonuan village to San Fabian will be finished in January next  year, second Pangasinan  District Engineer Rodolfo Dion said.
The construction of the P40-million bridge had been stopped for months because the contractor was preoccupied with another project in San Carlos City.
Dion said the delay of the Phase 1 or the substructure happened because the machine used for drilling the foundation of the bridge is being used by the Rod Tech, the contractor in a project in San Carlos City.
“By the end of January 31 tapos na namin ang Phase 1,” Dion said.
The project, as of press time, is more than 65% complete according to Dion.
The bridge is the brunt of complaints by motorists who have to deal with the narrow rough roads and tiny metal platforms provided by the contractor as by pass road.
But Dion said the two metal platforms are sturdy.


December 29, 2014 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Henares met by rally in Calasiao

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

CALASIAO – Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares, who was here to inaugurate the new state-of-the art building of the Bureau of Internal Revenue on December 15, was met by some 200 member-consumers of Pangasinan Electric Cooperative III who rallied against the BIR’s levying of the cooperative’s properties.

RALLY VS. BIR. The Members Consumers Owners Association ( MCOA) -Panelco III stages a rally last  in front of the regional office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Calasiao on December 15. The consumers fear that darkness would dawn on them after the BIR auctions  the properties of the beleaguered electric cooperative. Panelco has  back taxes of P400 million from the 12% Value Added Tax. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

RALLY VS. BIR. The Members Consumers Owners Association ( MCOA) -Panelco III stages a rally last in front of the regional office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Calasiao on December 15. The consumers fear that darkness would dawn on them after the BIR auctions the properties of the beleaguered electric cooperative. Panelco has back taxes of P400 million from the 12% Value Added Tax. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

The group, led by Cris Perez, asked last December 15 Commissioner Kim Henares to stop the auction sale of the properties of Panelco-3 that the BIR levied.
The properties of the besieged electric cooperative that covers eastern Pangasinan town were attached in a court action after the management of Panelco did not pay the P400 million value added taxes for several years.
“Nandito po kami para sabihin kay Kim Henares itigil na po ang pagkamkam ng ari-ari-an ng Panelco-3 dahil kami po as consumer kami po ay apektado,” Perez said.
Henares said it was the right of the consumers of Panelco to rally in front of the Regional Office of the BIR here.
“Sinunod lang namin iyong process namin. May buwis na dapat bayaran dapat binabayaran po iyon. Dapat kinukekta po iyon. Kung tutuusin kinukulekta sa mga consumer merong VAT iyan”.
She said the attached properties like lands and buildings of the electric cooperative passed scrutiny of her officials and they were assessed for the 12% value added tax.
It was reported earlier that millions of pesos of Panelco III’s deposited at Land Bank of the Philippines in Urdaneta City had been garnished months ago by Revenue District Office-6 headed by RD0-6 chief Nasrollah Conding.


December 29, 2014 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

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