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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

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