By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
URDANETA CITY- Pangasinan gubernatorial aspirant Mark O. Cojuangco continuously inspires Pangasinenses that include all sectors-youth, senior citizens, farmers group, women and even professionals, by giving them hope for a better life should he win the gubernatorial post.
Recently, Cojuangco was with a group of teachers whom he lauded for their sacrifices in molding the minds of the youth although their compensations are not that high enough to meet their needs.
He said one of his advocacies to improve the level of education in the province is to institutionalize a career development program for teachers for them to earn masters degree in prestigious universities in the country.
” I want our teachers in Pangasinan to earn their masters degrees in prestigious universities like University of the Philippines, La Salle University, University of Sto. Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University to improve their skills and (increase) their knowledge.This is a way to improve the educational system in Pangasinan. Education is very important not only for the pupils and students. Teachers should also improve themselves for the future of our province,” he said.
January 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm
AVOID PARTISAN POLITICAL ACTIVITIES. Romel Rivera, senior human resource specialist of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Lingayen, reminds all public servants holding non-political positions to refrain from engaging directly or indirectly in any partisan political activities as the election period continues. Government workers and officials shall at all times be cautious in their acts specially when using social media as it might construed as engaging in partisan political activity and result in their dismissal from service, Rivera said during the “Pantongtongan Tayo” radio program of PIA-Pangasinan aired on Tuesday. (Photo by: Roland Naoe/PIA-1, Pangasinan)
January 31, 2016 at 9:40 pm
DAGUPAN CITY – This city was conferred anew the Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance Award by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC).
The award was received by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez from Victoria Jean P. Dawis, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cluster Leader in Pangasinan in a ceremony on January 28 at the City Museum.
Dagupan was awarded for its commitment in promoting child rights to survival, development, protection and participation towards a Child-Friendly Philippines first in 2014 when Mar Roxas was still the DILG Secretary.
The 2015 Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance Award was signed by Department of Social; Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, chairperson, CWC; and Interior and Local Government Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento.
The city was recently assessed for its child-friendly practices by the CWC National Award Committee Validation team as the city is a national contender again for the prestigious 2015 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Cities under the independent component city category. The awarding for the winners is set on April 5 in Manila.
Dagupan was recognized twice by the Regional Committee as the Most Child-Friendly City in Region 1.
“Dagupan wants to be known as a child friendly city, but we don’t just want the tag or title. We want this etched in the hearts of all our people because this is the right thing to do,” said Mayor Fernandez, after receiving the award.
Joining Fernandez in receiving the award were city councilors Jose Netu Tamayo and Marcelino Fernandez; Schools Division Superintendent Froserfina J. Bravo and Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Lourdes Servito; DILG City Director Rhoderick Dawis; and Punong Barangays Helen Fermill, Joseph Maramba and Delfin de Guzman. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)
January 31, 2016 at 9:28 pm
STA. BARBARA, – At least 4,000 Pangasinan farmers affected by typhoon Lando in October last year received certified palay seeds from the provincial government here on Tuesday to help them recover from their loses.
Dalisay Moya, acting provincial agriculturist in Pangasinan, said the distribution of at least 4,100 bags of certified palay seeds is a continuation of similar activity held in November 2015 where the provincial government distributed 15,584 bags of certified inbred palay seed, 15,051 bags of hybrid palay seeds and assorted vegetable seeds, mungbean seeds and onion seeds.
Moya said the farmers who received the latest farm inputs are those who will plant palay during the second and third cropping for 2016.
She said beneficiaries also farmers whose farmlands are located in fully irrigated palay areas being served by the national irrigation system.
Moya said the project is being closely coordinated with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) to assure the availability of irrigation water in the project areas. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)
January 31, 2016 at 9:12 pm
DAGUPAN CITY– The Department of Health (DOH) in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) launched its second round of National School Deworming Day (NSDD) today in this city.
A kick-off ceremony for the NSDD was spearheaded by the DOH in the Ilocos at 9 a.m. at the Federico N. Ceralde Integrated School in barangay Bonuan Binloc here.
Lawrence Navarro, senior health program officer of DOH in the Ilocos, said the NDSS aims to increase the number of dewormed school children to ensure that more children shall be spared from helminthiasis or parasitism for better health and school performance.
During the one-day activity, the deworming tablet called albendazole was administered to a child two hours after they had a full meal.
Schools Division Superintendent Froserfina Bravo said the deworming tablet is being given to children from kindergarten to Grade 6 in public schools in the country for free every six months, which means that the next round will be in July this year. (AMM/PIA-1, Pangasinan)
January 31, 2016 at 9:02 pm
MARK AND BOYING DANCE- 1st District Rep. Jesus “Boying” Celeste and gubernatorial aspirant Mark O. Cojuangco gamely dance with Barangay Health Workers (BHW) of Bolinao during the BHW Meeting at El Pescador Resort last January 12.
THE OTHER MARK DANCES TOO- Vice gubernatorial aspirant Mark Roy Q. Macanlalay dances with a BHW
January 29, 2016 at 11:28 pm