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EDITORIAL Mag-ingat sa  ‘expired’ na ‘imported’ na karne


 
Tinatayang limang milyong kilo ng karneng baboy na “imported” ang nakaimbak ngayon sa Bureau of Custom (BoC). Subalit may mga nakapuslit na mga “imported” na mga karne ang naglilipana ngayon sa mga pamilihang bayan sa Northern Luzon, at ang pinakahuli ay namataan sa Ilocos Sur. Ang mga karneng ito ay lumampas na sa kanilang “expiration date” at makakasama sa kalusugan ng mga taong kakain nito.northernwatch cartoon 11-30-15
Ang impormasyong ito ay galing kay Abono Partylist Chair Rosendo O. So na siya rin ang namumuno sa Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag), pagkatapos ng pakikipagugnayan niya sa BoC noong isang linggo.
Ayon kay So, may kabuuang 203 containers ang naiulat na nasa bodega ng BoC ngunit ang mga ito ay kulang sa mga dokumento. Ang mga  “expiry dates’ ay hindi maliwanag na nailagay sa mga “health certificates” nito.
Ang mga pagpasok ng mga karneng ito sa ating bansa ay tunay na nakakabahala lalo na at kalusugan ng mga mamamayang Filipino ang nakataya rito. Nagkulang ba ang BoC at National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) sa kanilang pagmamanman sa mga ganitong gawain? Di ba ng pag- inspect sa mga pamilihan ay gawain ng NMIS at ang ahensyang ito ang dapat ding tumingin sa mga “ meat importers” lalo na ang kabuuan ng kanilang mga papeles? Bakit hindi magkakatugma ang datos ng BoC at sa mga sumulat na “importers” sa kanila upang maipalabas ang mga containers ng mga karne?

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December 6, 2015 at 1:05 am Leave a comment

Pozorrubio cops wear helmet cameras


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
POZORRUBIO – The chief of police (COP) here does not stop to amaze peace and order spectators about his series of innovations in fighting criminals.Ryan mano helmet cam

HELMET CAM. Police Chief Inspector Ryan Manongdo and his
 aid, a camera- installed- helmet, in fighting criminals.
From the Project Bando, Papa Bear, Lambat, Espada, Sanib Pwersa, Pulis Nino, and R.A.Ks, Police Chief Inspector Ryan Manongdo is into Project Selfie.
Under the Project Selfie,  foot police patrollers wear a helmet with a camera to record activities in the areas of this first class town.
 “Sa tulong ng Project Selfie ng Pozurrobio police nakikita iyong actual na nangyayari sa isang situation. Agad din itong namo-monitor na gamit ang isang application sa cellphone,” the former math teacher turned police officer said.
Manongdo, an alumnus of the Philippine National Police Academy, said PS aims to support the ongoing Oplan Lambat-Sibat of the PNP through recording of various crime prevention activities.
The  “Selfie” records actual activities of police personnel during the operation, to protect the personnel from harassment, and to document important visual informations that have value.

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December 6, 2015 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

 ORTIGOZA: Cops Asked: Is it OK for your superior to throw you in jail?


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Despite having no opponent in the mayoralty race of the burgeoning Urdaneta City, Mayor   Amadeo “Bobom” G.E. Perez IV city has been a hot staple among political kibitzers about how close the tussles among its bets for vice mayors and the race for the city council.

Three candidates vie for the vice mayoralty while 18 aspirants eye the council of the bagsakan (entrepot) city.

Eyed to land on the Top 3 in the council, according to a political insider, are the wife of Cristino Naguiat Jr, chairman of the Philippine Gaming Corporation (PagCor).

 (Mrs. Naguiat is the sister of Mayor Perez and the daughter of Taiwan de facto Ambassador Amadito Perez, Jr.)

The other “shoo-in” to the council is a certain Sibuyas (Onion) Queen of the bagsakan who supplys the crop to different provinces and cities in and outside Pangasinan, and a daughter of a businessman.

The daughter was heard to boast, according to the insider, that she will give three hundred pesos per indigent in every village come election time.

“If there are 1000 poor in a village that is already P300,000. Urdaneta has 34 barangays thus that is a staggering P10.2 million,” he cited.

But one of the kibitzers disagreed. He said the daughter could not make to the Magic 10.

“She kept promising people in the past but did not honour her promise. In a speaking engagement in a village where she crowed her “vaunted” scholarship program to the poor residents , a parent stood up and confronted her that his son and the children of other parents who availed of the scholarship could not finish their college there because of the prohibitive miscellaneous and other the school fees,”she said.

“Libre nga tuition, sobrang mahal naman ang miscellaneous doon sa college,” quoted by the kibitzer to me.

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I caught the middle of the consultation of the Committee on Public Order and Safety of the House of Representatives on the “PNP Modernization Bill” with hundreds of members of the Philippine National Police held last Thursday in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

Major concerns asked by Congressmen Romy Acop, Sam Pagdilao, and Pol Bataoil, who are not only retired police officials but alumni of the Philippine Military Academy, were the following: ” (more…)

December 6, 2015 at 12:31 am Leave a comment

DCNHS WINS 1ST ALIWAN SA DAGUPAN DANCE PARADE


2015 CITY FIESTA OFFICIALY STARTS

DAGUPAN CITY – An estimated 4,000 people, composed of students, their families, civic groups, non-government organizations, volunteer groups, national government agencies and city hall employees, joined the Happy City, Happy Family Grand Civic parade marking the opening day of the 2015 City Fiesta on December 4.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez and 2015 City Fiesta Hermano Mayor Jose Netu Tamayo led the parade along the downtown loop that culminated in front of the Dagupan City Museum.

Dagupan City’s newly acquired ambulance, fire trucks, coaster, speed boats, and two big trucks were also showcased in the parade, also participated in by members of the Dagupan Police Station, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology  and the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. (more…)

December 6, 2015 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

DAGUPAN CITY IS CHILD-FRIENDLY AWARDEE IN REGION 1 ANEW


DAGUPAN CITY – This city was recognized anew by the Regional Committee for the Welfare of the Children (RCWC) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as the Most Child-Friendly City in Region 1 on the occasion of the 2015 Regional Children’s Month held at HoteLinda Suits in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur last November 27.

DSWD Regional Director  Marcelo Nicomedes J. Castillo, RCWC chair,   cited Dagupan City’s programs on creating awareness among children on disaster preparedness;  giving a child-friendly space for children in any evacuation area during calamities;  conducting yearly Children’s Congress; and in giving the children the opportunity to exercise their right to participate in running the government through the “Manlinkor a Kalangweran” program as among the main reasons why Dagupan was given the award anew.

In addition, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez launched the Anti-Bullying and Anti-Drugs hotlines with the support and participation of the Philippine National Police and the Department of Education to save and protect the children of Dagupan City. (more…)

December 6, 2015 at 12:11 am Leave a comment


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