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 SWAT. Some members of the Pangasinan PNP’s SWAT make some basic knot tying as part of their 14-day SWAT Refresher Training at the Pangasinan PNP provincial office in Lingayen.CESAR RAMIREZ

SWAT. Some members of the Pangasinan PNP’s SWAT make some basic knot tying as part of their 14-day SWAT Refresher Training at the Pangasinan PNP provincial office in Lingayen.CESAR RAMIREZ

June 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Nasaan ang P186 M tobacco excise tax share ng Panlalawigang Pamahalaan ng Pangasinan?


Malayo na ang narating ng isyu at usapin sa “tobacco excise tax share” ng Pangasinan. Bagamat ang excise tax share ay hindi lang sa ika-limang distrito ng Pangasinan kundi kasali rin ang ikatlo, ika-apat at ika-anim na distrito, nakatuon ang pagtuligsa kay dating Congressman Mark Cojuangco na para bang sa kanyang balikat nakaatang ang usapin sa “tobacco” excise tax.

May inilabas kamakailan na isang “Open Letter” para kay dating Congressman Mark Cojuangco ang “Save Pangasinan Movement” na inilathala sa isang lingguhang pahayagan sa Pangasinan, na tinatanong kung saan nagastos ang 80% tobacco excise tax share na nasa pangangalaga ng congressman.
Bago sagutin ang mga katanungan, ito ang hamon sa “Save Pangasinan Movement”: Tanungin si Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. kung saan niya ginastos ang P186 milyon na “monetized tobacco excise tax share” ng probinsiya noong Hunyo 2010 sa Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

Ang halagang iyon ay para lang sa mga bayan na nagtanim ng “burley at native tobaccos”- sa ikatlong Distrito (Malasiqui), ika-apat na Distrito (San Fabian, Manaoag), ika-anim na Distrito (Rosales, Balungao, Sta. Maria) at ika-limang Distrito (Laoac, Alcala, Villasis at Sto. Tomas).

Sa mga naturang bayan ng ika-limang Distrito, ang bayan ng Alcala na mayroong P28 milyon na bahagi sa provincial share ay P2 milyon lang ang naibigay at ang Villasis na may P34 milyon ay P4 milyon lang ang naibigay. Nasaan ang para sa Laoac at Sto. Tomas at sa mga bayan ng iba pang Distrito?

Ang tamang isyu: Nasaan at saan ginamit ang tobacco excise tax share ng provincial government ng Pangasinan?

May bahid malisya ang mga katanungan ng Save Pangasinan Movement na para bang ang pondo ng tobacco excise tax sa pangangalaga ni Congresswoman Kimi Cojuangco ay hindi nagamit sa tamang paraan.Bagamat, si dating Congressman Mark Cojuangco ang nagsulong sa Kamara ang pagpapalabas ng tobacco excise tax, ang pagpapatupad ng proyekto ay nakaatang na kay Congresswoman Kimi, at sa tulong ng kanyang asawang si Mark bilang isang consultant sa mga proyekto.

Lahat ng proyektong isinagawa na galing sa tobacco excise tax ay naaayon sa Republic Act No. 8240 at Joint Circular No. 2009-1 ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) at National Tobacco Administration (NTA). Ang paggastos nito ay dumaan sa Commission on Audit (COA).

Ang tobacco excise tax share sa pangangalaga ng Congressman (sa mga distritong nabanggit) ay may “books of accounts” sa pangangalaga ng municipal accountants ng mga bayan na may tobacco excise tax.

Ito ang mga katanungan ng Save Pangasinan Movement, na bagamat hindi na kailangang sagutin dahil sa paulit-ulit na isyu, ay bibigyan namin ulit ng pansin.

1. Bakit nagamit ang malaking pera ng tobacco excise tax sa pagpapatayo ng Dairy Farm sa Laoac, Pangasinan?

Sagot: Ang dairy farm sa Laoac ay naitayo noong 2004 at ang pondo ay galing sa Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) ni Congressman Cojuangco. Ito ay ginamit sa pagbili ng lupa, pag-gawa ng gusali, pagpatayo ng “silos”, atbp.

Ang mga baka ay binili ng National Dairy Authority (NDA) na tumulong din sa technical na aspeto sa pagpapatayo nito. Kung may ginamit man na pondo galing sa tobacco excise tax ay noong 2011 para sa maintenance nito. (more…)

June 28, 2015 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Guingona’s visit inspires Malasiqui folk


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

MALASIQUI- Senator Teofisto ” TJ” Guingona III endeared himself to the people of this town particularly the village officials, village health workers and senior citizens when he visited last June 18.
Guingona, Senate chair of the committee on health and blue ribbon, was accompanied by Abono Partylist Chair Rosendo O. So. He paid a courtesy call to Mayor Armando Domantay Sr. before proceeding to the Arenas Civic Center where a simple program was held.
Mayor Domantay expressed his gratitude to Senator Guingona for the visit and promised his all out support for his re-election bid as senator in 2016 elections.
Guingona informed the crowd that he was the author of the free-Philhealth coverage of all senior citizens in the country, which took effect on November 2014.
” When I sponsored the law, I asked the management of Philhealth how many Filipinos we have in the country and the answer was 100 million. When I asked how many senior citizens we have, they said 6 million. Compared to the total population, we have only small population of senior citizens that’s why I requested them to fund the free-Philhealth coverage,” Guingona said.
He said the law was a gesture of acknowledging the contributions of the senior citizens in the country particularly their sacrifices in raising their families and their services in their communities.
Guingona also said he has a pending bill in the Senate House that will provide retirement benefits to all village officials in the country- barangay captains, barangay kagawads, barangay secretaries, barangay treasurers, barangay health workers (BHWs), members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa and day care workers. (more…)

June 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Why should we extend ACEF to 2025?


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Sa nakaraang annual get together ng Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura o SINAG na idinaos sa San Juan ay nagbigay ng kanyang report ang chairman na si Engr. Rosendo So.

Nakapaloob sa report ang mga ginawa ng SINAG na para sa interes ng mga kapatid natin na nasa agrikultura.

Nanguna angSINAG laban sa smuggling ng agricultural products.

Nanguna ang SINAG sa pagiging mata at boses ng bayan sa mga nagsasamantala sa presyo ng agricultural products.

Ang isa sa mga isusulong ng SINAG ay ang maisabatas na ang smuggling ng agricultural products bilang economic sabotage. Malapit nang maging batas ito.

Isang bukambibig na ngayon ang SINAG pagdating sa isyu ng agrikultura.

Pati media, SINAG ang kinukunan ng panig kapag , may abnormal na pagtaas ng presyo ng luya, o ng palay o ng sibuyas o na manok o ng baboy.

Pati national government tulad ng Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and industry o ang Department of Finance ay laging isinasama ang SINAG sa kanilang mga consultations sa policy making. (more…)

June 28, 2015 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Incompetent Cathay Pacific


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By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Just saw on the TV evening news a father, who earlier maltreated his young children, was arrested and charged with criminal cases. “My apology, I did it because I don’t have work,” he remorsefully said
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Geez, this what I was saying before: As long as we have no effective family planning program under which free contraceptives are given to the poor, as long as we have this 60-40% xenophobic business equity in our Constitution in favor of the local businessmen, as long as our power/electricity bill is one of the most expensive in the world that discourages foreign investors to come here and provide jobs , scene like a parent scandalously abusing his children will continue.
How can the Catholic priests and those holier-than-thou individuals in our country answer this demographic problem’s poser?

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Think twice in case you want to avail the services of Hong-Kong based Cathay Pacific (CP). Two Filipinos, one living in Great Britain and one in Mindanao, have been seething with the way the airline management treated them.
After seeing the post at Face Book of Nene Hall, a town mate who lives now in Great Britain, being given a ran around by the airline’s management in that country, here’s another complainant who narrated to me how CP evaded its responsibility.
Bonifacio Diestro Dulos said on June 3 he arrived in Manila through CP’s Flight CX 907 but found his baggage that contained US $1,500 valuables, was lost. CP management in Manila gave him a form and told him if they could not trace the baggage in one week the airline would pay him.
Already two weeks from now Cathay personnel would not answer his query for his baggage or the payment.
“Sir, what would I do? I’m here in Davao still waiting for Cathay’s reply,” he told me in Visayan.
He said he was disappointed with Cathay that he would go to the Philippine major TV and radio stations to denounce the airline.
If I would be the management of Cathay, I should move pronto and settle the beef of Dulos.

Remember, the Philippine has millions of overseas contract workers and resident abroad that patronize air travel. The expose’ of Dulos could make you lose thousands of passengers and millions of dollars in revenue.
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As a government licensed Civil Service and Teacher’s Board eligible, I followed with interest any increase in compensation and emolument of our government workers. (more…)

June 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

200 COUPLES EXCHANGE I DO’S


200 COUPLES EXCHANGE I DO’S – At least 195 couples sealed their marriage vows with Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (center, first row), as solemnizing officer, in the city’s June Bride Mass Wedding at the People’s Astrodome on June 26. Standing as honorary sponsors were 4th District Congresswoman Gina P. De Venecia represented by her daughter Carissa Cruz Evangelista (8th from left, front row), Dr. Arlene Ann DG. Sanchez (6th from right, front row), Councilors Jeslito C. Seen (2ndfrom left. front row) and Alipio Serafin D. Fernandez. Also present were Doris Zafra (5th from right, front row) of the Commission on Population in Region 1; City Councilors Marcelino Fernandez (5th from left, front row), Joey Tamayo (not in photo) and Alvin Coquia (left); and the officers of the Inner Wheel Lions Club (right). (Photo by Jojo Tamayo)

200 COUPLES EXCHANGE I DO’S - At least 195 couples sealed their marriage vows with Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (center, first row), as solemnizing officer, in the city’s June Bride Mass Wedding at the People’s Astrodome on June 26. Standing as honorary sponsors were 4th District Congresswoman Gina P. De Venecia represented by her daughter Carissa Cruz Evangelista (8th from left, front row), Dr. Arlene Ann DG. Sanchez (6th from right, front row), Councilors Jeslito C. Seen (2ndfrom left. front row) and Alipio Serafin D. Fernandez. Also present were Doris Zafra (5th from right, front row) of the Commission on Population in Region 1; City Councilors Marcelino Fernandez (5th from left, front row), Joey Tamayo (not in photo) and Alvin Coquia (left); and the officers of the Inner Wheel Lions Club (right). (Photo by Jojo Tamayo)

200 COUPLES EXCHANGE I DO’S – At least 195 couples sealed their marriage vows with Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (center, first row), as solemnizing officer, in the city’s June Bride Mass Wedding at the People’s Astrodome on June 26. Standing as honorary sponsors were 4th District Congresswoman Gina P. De Venecia represented by her daughter Carissa Cruz Evangelista (8th from left, front row), Dr. Arlene Ann DG. Sanchez (6th from right, front row), Councilors Jeslito C. Seen (2ndfrom left. front row) and Alipio Serafin D. Fernandez. Also present were Doris Zafra (5th from right, front row) of the Commission on Population in Region 1; City Councilors Marcelino Fernandez (5th from left, front row), Joey Tamayo (not in photo) and Alvin Coquia (left); and the officers of the Inner Wheel Lions Club (right). (Photo by Jojo Tamayo)

June 28, 2015 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

MBTF SEEKS FREE MEDICINES FOR ALL INDIGENTS


DAGUPAN CITY – Indigent families here are set to avail of the expanded primary care package of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in which medicines and drugs for selected medical conditions may be provided by PhilHealth-accredited drug outlets in the city.

The program is called Tsekup – Tamang Serbisyo sa Kalusugan ng Pamilya.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez and City Health Officer Dr. Leonard Carbonell already made an initial negotiation with PhilHealth for it to make St. Joseph Drugstore as the first PhilHealth-accredited drug outlet in the city.

“This is another first in our city as we are the first Local Government Unit in the country through the initiative of Mayor Belen to avail of the services of the program by talking with St. Joseph Drugstore to be accredited by PhilHealth,” said Carbonell.

In giving the best medical care the government can offer to the city’s indigents, Mayor Belen recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital (DDVMH) for the implementation of the “No Billing Policy” and “Point of Care” program.

DDVMH is the first private hospital in the country to be accredited by Philhealth for the implementation of the program which is usually between PhilHealth and a government hospital. (more…)

June 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment


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