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BUDDIES FOREVER


BUDDIES FOREVER. Bayambang  Liga ng Barangay President Berting Domalanta (right) pledges support to gubernatorial aspirant Mark O. Cojuangco,  dispelling rumors circulating in Bayambang that he will not support the gubernatorial bid of Cojuangco. Domanlanta poses with Cojuangco last November 6 when the latter was visiting third district towns.

BUDDIES FOREVER. Bayambang Liga ng Barangay President Berting Domalanta (right) pledges support to gubernatorial aspirant Mark O. Cojuangco, dispelling rumors circulating in Bayambang that he will not support the gubernatorial bid of Cojuangco. Domanlanta poses with Cojuangco last November 6 when the latter was visiting third district towns.

November 8, 2015 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

Prov’l Gov’t sacrificing merits – Mark


SP SUPPORT TO TPLEX’S FLAWED DESIGN

Former fifth district Rep. Mark Cojuangco called as “obviously politically motivated” the move of the provincial government urging concerned agencies to stick to the original alignment of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and to speed up its completion.
The recommendation was contained in a resolution passed last week by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan addressed to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and builders of the TPLEX.
“The Provincial Government will sacrifice all merits in aid of their retention of the office of the governor,” Cojuango said.
He said the Provincial Board actually supported the redesigning of the TPLEX through a resolution it passed about six years ago when he and Governor Amado Espino Jr. were still political allies.
The two parted ways after Cojuangco announced his plan to run for governor and with Espino fielding his son, Provincial Federation of Association of Barangay Council chair Amado Espino III, for the position he would vacate in 2016.
The resolution supporting the rerouting of the TPLEX was approved in July 2012, and was authored by Vice Governor Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. while the latest resolution to stick to the original design was authored by Board Member Generoso Tulagan Jr.
Cojuangco said the municipalities of Sison and Pozorrubio have recently passed several resolutions on the redesigning of the expressway.
Cojuangco said he would continue all efforts to push for the redesigning of the TPLEX, which he said in earlier interviews was “defective” as it would traverse thickly populated areas and agricultural lands of Pozorrubio and Sison towns.
He said the plan was defective because concerns of the local communities and other concerns such as traffic, were not considered by the DPWH.
Cojuangco’s friend and ally, Abono Partylist group president Rosendo So said the Board’s resolution would not have a bearing on the project because it is being undertaken by the national government.
“It would be the DPWH and the National Economic and Development Council which would finally decide if the TPLEX would be continued in its original design or would be rerouted as Cojuangco is pushing,” he said. (more…)

November 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL : Nasaan yong mga maka-kalikasan?


Ang mga miyembro ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) ng Pangasinan ay nagpakita kamakailan ng kanilang dalawang mukha sa pagtrato ng pagpuputol ng mga punong kahoy sa lalawigan.

Noong kasagsagan ng pagpapalawak ng Manila North Road (MNR), nagpasa ng isang resolusyon ang SP na ipinagbabawal ang patuloy na pagpuputol sa mga nalalabing punong kahoy mula sa bayan ng Binalonan hanggang sa bayan ng Sison. Ayon sa kanila ,ang pagpuputol sa mga punong kahoy ay nakakasira sa kalikasan. Hindi nila binigyan ng kahalagahan ang kahalagahan ng pagpapalawak sa nasabing “national highway” at inalipusta ang kanilang sariling batas o ordinansa na umaayon dito.

Maliwanag sa kanilang adhikain na ang pagpigil sa pagpuputol ng mga punong kahoy ay pagtuligsa kay dating representante ng ika-limang distrito Mark O. Cojuangco na masugid na sumusuporta sa proyekto. Sinakyan din ng Sanggunian ang pag-alma ng mga grupong maka-kalikasan na kinabibilangan ni “running priest” Roberto Reyes.

Nabinbin ang proyekto. Pinipigilan ito ni Gobernador Amado T. Espino Jr. at ang Sanggunian hindi dahil sa ang proyekto ay sagabal sa progreso ng Pangasinan kundi ito ay panukala ni Cojuangco, na nagpahayag ng pagtakbo bilang gobernador sa halalang idaraos sa Mayo 9, 2016. Maliwanag na ang nangyari ay hindi isyung pangkakalikasan kundi nauugnay sa pulitika.

Sa ganitong aksyon ng pamahalaang panlalawigan, sino ang mga naapektuhan? Nagngingitngit ang mga tao sa ikalimang Distrito na kung hindi sana sa pamumulitika ng mga nakaluklok na mga opisyales ng lalawigang Pangasinan, tapos na sana ang pagpapalawak ng MNR at wala ng mga punong kahoy na sagabal sa daloy ng trapiko. Hindi inalintana ng mga opisyales na ito ay isang proyektong nasyonal at may kaakibat na pagtatanim ng mga punong kahoy upang mapalitan ang mga naputol at puputulin pa. (more…)

November 8, 2015 at 7:29 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Inconsistencies of the Provincial Board of Pangasinan


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The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of Pangasinan has once again proven its inconsistency in handling development projects in the province. After trying to stop tree cutting along the Manila North Road widening project, it issued a resolution approving the cutting of trees along the roads in Umingan.

Then here it comes again changing its position on the implementation of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) from Urdaneta to Rosario, La Union.

In its last session, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) reiterated its support, through Provincial Resolution No. 1241-2015 to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-approved original route of the TPLEx Section 3
“and strongly urging the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the private contractors to fast track and expedite the completion of the expressway at the earliest time possible.”

Board Member Alfonso Bince Jr. chided the proposal of rerouting as proposed by former 5th District Rep. and gubernatorial aspirant Mark O. Cojuangco, saying it is “impractical, dilatory, onerous, and burdensome to the riding public.” He also said the proposal will increase the highway length by 3.15 kilometers from the original 1.48 kms. and its cost by 42.1%. (more…)

November 8, 2015 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Grace Poe Panalo sa Pangasinan


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Hindi pa nakakapag-file ng COC si Sen. Grace Poe ay panalo na siya sa Pangasinan.

Panalong Presidente si Grace Poe sa Pangasinan sa isang survey na isinagawa ng Data Advisors kung ang election ay isinagawa noong September 25 hanggang September 29. Ang filing ng COC ay naganap noong October 12-16.

Isinagawa ang survey sa 1,500 registered voters sa buong Pangasinan. Plus or minus 2 percent ang margin of error at ang resulta ay nagtala ng 44.5 percent na boto para kay Grace Poe for President. Panalo! Hindi po ba councilor Romy Sim ng Team Grace Poe Rosales Chapter?

Malayo ang agwat sa mga kalaban. Talo si Binay sa 24.4 %, si Roxas ay talo din sa 18.3 percent. Pati nga si Marcos ay talo din sa 11.1 percent. Of course, vice president ang itinakbo ni Bongbong Marcos.

Pinakamalakas si Grace Poe sa 3rd District na may pinakamaraming botante sa buong Pangasinan kung saan nakakuha siya ng 49.7 percent. Ngayong nag-file na ng COC… mas tataas pa ang makukuha ni Grace Po.

Ang 3rd District ay kinabibilangan ng San Carlos City, Bayambang, Malasiqui, Calasiao, Santa Barbara at Mapandan.

WALANG PASOK. Holiday sa Metro Manila sa November 17 to 20 this year dahil sa hosting ng Pilipinas sa Asia Pacific Economic Conference o APEC. Walang Pasok.

Isinakripisyo ang mga raw ng trabaho ng gobyerno at maliliit na manggagawa para sa APEC.
(more…)

November 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm Leave a comment

MEETING THE ELDERLY


 MEETING THE ELDERLY. Gubernatorial aspirant Mark Cojuangco introduces himself to the elderly residents of Alaminos City during the celebration of Elderly Week on the last week of October. LOEJAN ANUDON

MEETING THE ELDERLY. Gubernatorial aspirant Mark Cojuangco introduces himself to the elderly residents of Alaminos City during the celebration of Elderly Week on the last week of October. LOEJAN ANUDON

November 8, 2015 at 7:06 pm Leave a comment

Alaminos City gov’t holds ‘fat run’


ALAMINOS CITY – In line with its annual sports festival, the Alaminos city government started the “fat run” on Friday at the Lucap Warf here to promote health consciousness among overweight residents.

Miguel Sison, head of the city tourism office in Alaminos, said the event aims to give chance to overweight people to become more conscious about their health and develop camaraderie among the employees from various agencies, department and offices.

“The run is open for male weighing 80 kilograms and female with 60 kilograms regardless of age,” Sison said.

The registration for the run is free and every runner upon registration should present a certification from the city health office certifying that they are physically fit to run.

Sison said the run covers five kilometers for the male category beginning from the main Lucap Warf, while three kilometers for the female category starting from the arc of Barangay Lucap up to the same finish line in Bonifacio Monument in the city proper. (more…)

November 8, 2015 at 6:58 pm Leave a comment

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