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EDITORIAL : Paalam 2015, maligayang pagdating 2016!


Ang bawat paglipas ng taon at pagdating ng bagong taon ay nagbibigay ng ibayong pag-asa at sigla sa ating buhay. Ang nakaraang taon ay naging bahagi na ng ating buhay- may mga naranasan na tagumpay, kapighatian at kadalamhatian. May mga pagkakataon na gusto nating bumitiw sa mga nakaraan ngunit habang lumalakad ang panahon at patuloy ang pag-ikot ng buhay lalo nating nakikita ang kagandahan ng buhay na bigay ng Poong Maykapal.

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Ang paglipas ng taon ay hindi lamang nakatuon sa mga indibiduwal nating buhay. Nakasali na dito ang lipunang ating ginagalawan- ang ating bansa, lalawigan, bayan, barangay, pananampalataya, trabaho at pamilya. Sa mga ito umiinog ang araw-araw nating buhay.

Sa taong 2015, lalo na sa ating lalawigang Pangasinan, ang kalakarang pulitika ay maagang sumibol na nagbigay ng pagkahihiwalay ng mga dating magkakaibigan at magkakaalyansa. Naging masalimuot ang pagpasok ng pulitika- maagang bangayan ng mga magkakatunggali na pati ang larangan ng pamamahayag ay lubos na naapektuhan.

Naglabasan ng mga isyu tungkol sa bawat pulitikong tatakbo sa pagka-Gobernador sa pagitan ni Mark O. Cojuangco at ng anak ni Gobernador Amado T. Espino Jr. na binigyan niya ng basbas na papalit sa kanya dahil matatapos na ang kanyang termino sa Hunyo 30 2016.

Sa larangan ng pamamahayag, maaanghang na mga salita ang napapakinggan sa mga radyo at nababasa sa mga lokal na mga pahayagan. Karamihan dito ay hindi na katanggap-tanggap dahil naging personal na ang mga isyu. Ang mga hidwaang ito ay nakikita at maaaring umusbong sa mas masigalot na sitwasyon sa pagpasok ng taong 2016- ang taon ng pulitika. Dahil pulitika ang mas iiral sa pagpasok ng taong 2016, ang mga tao ang naaapektuhan na nawa’y huwag umabot sa karahasan at sukdulang paglalaban ng personal ng mga pulitiko.

Ang taong 2015 ay unti-unting mapaparam sa ating mga gunita. Mga bagong pangitain sa taong 2016 ang mag-usbungan. May mga bagong lider ba na mailuluklok sa atin? May makikita kaya tayong pagbabago- hindi lamang sa panig ng mga pulitiko kundi pati na rin sa ating mamamayan? Mas maaliwalas ba ang nakikita natin sa 2016, sa antas ng ating pamumuhay at sa pagpili ng ating mga bagong lider? (more…)

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December 28, 2015 at 12:36 am Leave a comment

Polls show voters stand with Poe


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December 28, 2015 at 12:28 am Leave a comment

Chiz:Gov’t should lead investment in manufacturing sector to create more jobs


Independent vice-presidential candidate Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero said the government should take the lead in beefing up investments in the manufacturing sector, which has a huge potential to create jobs for an estimated 2.37 million unemployed Filipinos.
Escudero said that more government-led and made-in-the-Philippines industries will not only benefit the economy but will also address problems such as joblessness and criminality, which is fueled by poverty and lack of livelihood and employment opportunities.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the number of jobless persons reached 2.37 million in the country as of October this year.
Among the unemployed, 63.4 percent are male. The age group 15 to 24 years comprised 48 percent and the bracket 25 to 34 years old at 32.1 percent.
Creating a stronger manufacturing sector will also lessen the country’s dependence on imported raw materials, which also increases production costs and prices, the veteran lawmaker added.
“Walang masyadong naglalagay ng puhunan samanufacturing sector bagaman ito ang kailangan ng bansa para maglikha ng maraming trabaho at oportunidad ng pagkakakitaan. Kung susuriin natin, halos lahat ng malalaking mamumuhunan ay naglalagak lang ng pondo sa services sector,” the leading vice-presidential candidate said.
Escudero believes the government should step in to fill the gaps that are left by the private sector.
“The government should not think twice about a government-led industry that can be established in the country. Then if later on it decides to privatize the operation and maintenance, it can very well do so. But what’s important at this point is for the government to take the lead,” Escudero explained.

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December 28, 2015 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

R1MC bares protocol for reporters on New Year’s revelry


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY – A protocol should be followed by  media men when reporting on the victims of the revelry on New Year’s, this according to the management of the government-run hospital.
IMG_5993PROTOCOL. Peha Lagao Batallones, Region 1 Medical Center’s spokeswoman, briefs media men on the preparation of the government hospital on the 2015 New Year’s firecrackers and other explosives hoopla. Listening at the background is  Ramon Bautista, R1MC’s chief of staff; Dr. Noel Manaois, chief of the Health Emergency Management: Dr. Cesar Guico, chief of Clinic. Manaois and Guico explained to the media practitioners the protocol on interviewing and reporting the casualties of the revelry. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

 

Dr. Noel Manaois, of the Region-1 Medical Center  (R1MC),  told media men  to first ask permission to the victims and their respective families, the attendant doctor,  or the social welfare here, before reporting.
Manaois, chief of the Health Emergency Management, said media should be careful so they won’t be sued  by the patients and their families who do not want their carelessness or folly announced by the media.
“Baka kasi kung minsan bumaliktad. Kasi talaga ang mga pasyente na sensitive. Para proteksiyon din ninyo iyon at para protektahan natin ang isat-isa kasi puweding baliktarin. Walang hinde puweding iyong hinde humingi isasama ninyo. Meron kasi ibang patient na hinde ninyo puweding i publish. Baka bumaliktad ho sa inyo,” he stressed.
He singled out those moneyed victims or their families who would take offense on the media report.
In reporting, he said media practitioners should not mention the whole name of the victim but instead quote or write the initials of their name.
“Hinde na nila mamasamain iyon kasi  hindi naman natin sasabihin. Sige gawin na lang natin P.A.G, 77 years old, pero hindi kasali iyong buong pangalan”.
Manaois exhorted the reporters at the press conference at the hospital that Dr. Roland Mejia, R1MC Director, called last Monday that they should remember the doctor-patient privilege communication, too.
The media men however downplayed the fears of the doctors without asking their imprimatur and those of the patients and the personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development before they report or write the personality and status of the injured.
Some of them said they are not afraid of any legal repercussion in describing in public the horrible sight that befalls the victims of firecrackers and other explosives as their work is shrouded with public interest.

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December 28, 2015 at 12:08 am Leave a comment


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