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LANTERNS


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LANTERNS.Drug surrenderees in barangay Tebeng in Dagupan City volunteer in making Christmas lanterns to make them productive citizens as they face new chapter of their life in this photo taken last October 13. CESAR RAMIREZ

October 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm Leave a comment

4 alleged members of carnapping syndicate dead in a police encounter


The great escape.

October 20, 2016 at 9:41 pm Leave a comment

Sinag rates Duterte’s  war on drugs ‘9’


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
DAGUPAN CITY- In the scale of 1 to 10 with 10 as the highest, Abono Partylist Chair Rosendo O. So) gave a ‘nine’ to President Duterte on his war on drugs during his first 100 days.
So, also chair of Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) gave the rating during the KBP Forum where he was the guest held at the office of Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Pangasinan Office at the Dagupan City’s People’s Astrodome last October 13.
“President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs has provided an atmosphere of confidence among businessmen in the country particularly the members of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce,” So said.
He also said long before Duterte was elected as president, he together with then Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese’s Archbishop Oscar Cruz were already against the proliferation of illegal drugs and have been coordinating with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other government agencies.
“There’s nothing to fear on the conduct of Operation Tokhang where businessmen’s establishments are being inspected by PNP if they are not hiding anything. They should just assign their employees to look into the inspection process to deter the planting of evidence,” he said.
So further said  businessmen are in fact happy about the activities against illegal drugs as these will ensure peace and order in the country that could give vibrant operations of businesses.
 He also said  he could not give the highest rating to President Duterte on other programs and projects of the government because he is still using the 2016 appropriations under former  President Aquino.

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October 20, 2016 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Agro-industrial status of Pangasinan: Are we dreaming the impossible?


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During the 100 days report of Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III that delivered at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s Session Hall last October 10, he said he was eyeing the “agro-industrial enterprise status of Pangasinan.”
He said, “With organized effort, the correct package of technologies, financing schemes, post-harvest and manufacturing facilities and proper marketing strategies, our farmers can graduate from being mere tenants and traditional farmers to become agri-business entrepreneurs, and our farmers groups from mere cooperatives to become cooperative enterprises.”
What an ambitious statement! Is it just a political statement to stir the minds of Pangasinenses to believe that under his three-year administration, these are magic words like ” a puff a magic dragon”  that will steer Pangasinan to agro-industrialized state?
Remember that this was the same promise his father- former Governor Amado T. Espino Jr., said when he took the reins of Pangasinan in 2007.
 After nine years at the helm, what have we got? Agro-industrialization has not taken off. The agricultural sector has not been that vibrant. Farmers, including fishermen, are still venturing into the old farming and fishing systems- traditional crops being planted, farm mechanizations not fully accepted, products are still bought by middle men traders, many cooperatives have died naturally, etc.
Let us first look into what an ago-industrialization is.
Agro-industrialization is a “form of modern farming that refers to the industrialized production of livestock, poultry, fish and crops. It is typically large scale and capital intensive. It is also the introduction of high-yielding seeds and modern agricultural techniques.”
With this definition, what is the status of agriculture in Pangasinan?
While we are being touted as a producing province of corn and palay, production is not that high to fully support the needs of the province. Do we have surplus production of palay and corn? If there is, how are these being traded?
How about high value crops? Are these being planted now in the province? What crops are these that command higher prices in the market? How many hectares are planted with these high value crops? Do we have high yielding seeds to start high level productions?
Do we have tested technologies to convert agricultural products into by-products to increase their market values?

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October 20, 2016 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

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October 20, 2016 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Expired karne ng baboy


Magdadalawang taon na ang mga 183 “container vans” sa loob ng Manila International Container Port (MICP) ng Bureau of Customs (BoC) na may lamang tone-toneladang karne ng baboy na galing pa ng Canada, Estados Unidos, France at ibang bansa.
Buwan ng Nobyembre 2014 ng dumating sa bansa ang mga “smuggled” na karne. Ibig sabihin walang kaukulang papeles ng mga kompanyang “consignees.”  Ang isang “container van” ay may lamang 30,000 kilos na karne o kabuuang 5.7 milyong kilos para sa 183 “container vans”.
Noong nakaraang taon sa ilalim ng Administrasyong Aquino, nakipag-ugnayan ang Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) at iba pang sektor sa BoC para dispatsahin ang mga ito subalit tila nagtaingang kawali lamang ang mga ahensyang sumasakop dito. Walang nagawa ang mga ito dahil may nakalusot pang 14 na “container vans” na ang lamang karne ay nadala sa mga pamilihan. Bakit nakalusot ang mga ito? May kakutsaba ba ang mga “consignees” sa loob ng BoC? Siguradong may mga opisyales at mga kawani nito ang nagkamal ng limpak-limpak na salapi.
Sa ilalim ng administrasyong Duterte, ngayong buwan ng Oktubre lamang inaksyonan ng BoC ang problemang ito. Sa isinagawang KBP Forum kamakailan lang na kung saan ang Sinag Chair Rosendo O. So ang naging panauhin, napag-alaman na ang mga karne ay ibabaon na sa isang “sanitary land fill” sa Norzagaray, Bulacan na pag-aari ng Wacuman Inc.
Ayon kay So, nakipag-ugnayan ang BoC sa Department of Health (DOH) at Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) para sa mga kaukulang permiso. Nagsimula ang pagbabaon sa mga ito noong Oktubre 11 ng laman ng anim na “container vans”. Subalit, napansin ng Sinag, na ang mga karne ay hindi pa lubos na “defrosted” at ballot pa ng plastic. Nangangamba siyang baka may mga mag-interes sa mga ito at ibenta sa mga pamilihan na makakasira na ng kalusugan.

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October 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm Leave a comment

 Surplus store opens at SM City Rosales


October 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: No to Charter Change, yes to Character Change


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Naging saksi na naman ang taumbayan sa uri ng mga mambabatas meron ang Pilipinas.
 
Maaaring ang pinag-uusapan ay charter change pero, mukhang character change ang kailangan.
 
Surigao Del Norte versus Surigao Del Sur. Habang pinag-uusapan ang Charter Change sa House of Representatives ay nagkainitan sina Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert ‘Ace’ Barbers at Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay.
 
Nilapitan ni Barbers si Pichay at nagkasigawan. Ano ano nga ba ang sinabi nila sa isa’t isa kaya sila muntik ng magsuntukan?
 
Cong Marlyn Agabas, kayo po ang malapit sa pinangyarihan… kayo pa nga ang umawat, ano nga po ba ang naging palitan ng mga salita?
 
“The Constitution says Congress, not the House of Representatives. The resolution should be amended to invite the upper chamber to join us as far as the direct amendment is concerned,” sabi ni Pichay.
 
“The Constitution says Congress upon a vote of three fourths of all its members. Saan nakalagay ang con-ass,?” dagdag ni Pichay.
 
Tama na po sa isang banda si Pichay.
 
Pero ang magpalitan sila ng P****ng Ina, ay ibang usapan na. Kungsabagay, lahat na yata ay  napu- P****ng Ina… mula sa pangulo hanggang saordinaryong mamamayan.
 
Nag-sorry naman si Barbers sa mga Pilipino sa naging asal niya. Unparliamentary ang kanyang nagawa at nasabi.
 
Character change ang kailangan sa mga pulitiko.
 
Character change ang kailang sa lipunang Pilipino.

WISH NIYA LANG. “For the record, I don’t have a lover now. I don’t have a boyfriend now. I wish I had one so that he will take care of me,” sabi ni Sen. Leila De Lima.
 
So, Coke Zero pala ang lovelife ni senadora now as in walang boyfriend.
 
Wish ni senadora na meron dahil wala daw nag-aalaga sa kanya.
 
Tao lang! “Yes as a human being, as a woman I have frailties, I have weaknesses, I have certain flaws. As a woman I made mistakes in my personal life and I’ve always considered my personal life as a private matter, it’s a sacred thing to me,” sabi ni de Lima,
 
Inamin ni senadora na nagkamali siya.

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October 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm Leave a comment

CHO, UST CONDUCT CLEARANCE CHECK-UP FOR ELDERLY SET TO UNDERGO FREE CATARACT OPERATION


DAGUPAN CITY – At least 80 indigent elder citizens, who stand to benefit from the free cataract operation of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Medical Mission Foundation, underwent free medical checkup and screening on October 17 at the city museum under the auspices of the City Health Office.

Dr. Shiela Sabado, City Health Office officer-in-charge, said the candidates for cataract operation were checked by no less than the doctors of the UST Medical Mission Foundation to find out whether they are fit to undergo operation.

The team brought with it a mobile laboratory for fasting and random blood sugar check, complete blood count (CBC), chest x-ray, electrocardiogram (ECG) and cardiopulmonary (CP) clearance.

The medical team, which is extending free health care services to the underprivileged Filipinos in various communities, is led by Dr. Gina Ang, Internal Medicine and Adriene Elizabeth Lim, optometrist, of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Medical Mission Foundation.

The project jibes with the pro-poor program under Mayor Belen T. Fernandez’ Alagang Balon Dagupan for the elderly who will be scheduled for free cataract operations at UST Hospital.

“Since its inception several years ago, around 275 Dagupeños have already benefitted from this health care program,” Sabado said.

Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the UST Medical Mission Foundation, which was founded on October 1961, intends to make quality medical and surgical service accessible to all Filipinos, especially those living in rural areas. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Oct. 17, 2016)

October 20, 2016 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment


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