Archive for February 6, 2017

Candelario: We will continue to serve and protect the people


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

DAGUPAN CITY- Despite the recent announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend “Operation Tokhang” and remove the campaign against illegal drugs  from  the Philippine National Police (PNP), a top ranking police officer of Pangasinan said they will continue to support the war against illegal drugs and to “serve and protect” the people.col-jack

KBP FORUM. Police Superintendent Jackie C. Candelario, deputy provincial police director (2nd from right) explains to reporters the role of Philippine National Police (PNP) on the war of illegal drugs after President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended “Operation Tokhang” during the KBP Forum-Pangasinan Chapter held at Sonshine Radio, Dagupan City last February 2. Candelario says the records of “Operation Tokhang” will be turned over to the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which will be the lead agency to continue the war on illegal drugs. With him are (left to right) Bernie Erasquin of DZMQ-Radio ng Bayan, Benjamin C. Triguero of Dagupan City Water District, Maria Margarita Navata of Dagupan City Water District, Atty. Dante Bonoan, Provincial Director of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Jay Mendoza, Station Manager of Sonshine Radio. VIRGIL MAGANES
Police Superintendent Jackie C. Candelario, deputy police director of Pangasinan Provincial Police Office (PPPO) said this before media men during the KBP Forum-Pangasinan Chapter held at Sonshine Radio here last February 2.
Candelario said the operations against illegal drugs will be reverted back to the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) but the police force will continue to coordinate with the said agency.
“We have to turn over all documents related to OPlan Double Barrel (Operation Tokhang and Operation High Value Target (HVT)) for the continuity of tracking down illegal drugs activities. PDEA has been the lead agency during the past administrations and the war against illegal drugs was transferred to PNP during Duterte’s administration,” Candelario said.
He also said the ranks of PNP personnel were somewhat demoralized due to the uncovering of the “Tokhang for Ransom” incident involving a Korean businessman Jee Ich-Joo who was allegedly abducted from Angeles City and killed at Camp Crame, Quezon City.

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February 6, 2017 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Trusting police officers


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I am back in media circulation again. Thankful that I am beginning to accept my fate of being a victim of a shooting incident by motorcycle riding in tandem on November 8, 2016. That incident left me with a life-long traumatic experience. Thank you to my friends, family and relatives who are my support groups. But most of all thank you to the officers of Philippine National Police (PNP) -Regional Office, Pangasinan Provincial Office, Pangasinan Public Safety Company in Tayug and Villasis Police Station who are continuously monitoring my situation and providing me police security and also to the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) headed by Undersecretary Jose Joel M. Sy Egco.
Speaking of police officers, I have not lost my trust in them amid the controversy hounding the PNP. I am grateful for the way they treated me especially, by my two police escorts who did not expect anything from me, financially and otherwise. They keep providing me  security despite my humble life devoid of material things to live comfortably. I am forever grateful to them and hopefully I can repay their goodness in the future. As of now, they are still providing me security and I don’t know until when. PTFoMS advised me that the security of policemen will continue until the case is resolved. However, the warrant of arrest is still to be served to the suspects as the resolution of the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office is not yet submitted to the Court. The process time is taking too long.

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February 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL : Pagsuspendi ng ‘Tokhang,’ tumigil ang patayan


Nagkataon lang ba? Ito ang tanong ng maraming mamamayang Filipino ng suspendihin ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang “Operation Tokhang” sa ilalim ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at tumigil din ang patayan o pagpatay sa mga hinihinalang “drug users at pushers.” Parang lumalabas na ang mga hinihinalang pagpatay ng mga “vigilantes” ay walang katotohanan kundi ang mga ito ay gawain ng mga kapulisan.
May mga kabutihan ding nagawa ang “OPlan Double Barrel” kung saan nakapaloob dito ang “Operation Tokhang” at “Operation High Value Target (HVT)”. Marami ang nagsurender na mga “drug users at pushers” na umaabot na sa mahigit na isang milyon. Subalit yong mga “High Value Targets” o mga drug lords ay nandiyan pa rin na namamayagpag at naghihintay ng pagkakataon upang ipagpatuloy na naman ang kanilang operasyon sa iligal na droga.
Dahil sa pagpatay sa isang negosyanteng Koreano na si Jee Ich-Joo, nabuksan ang kaisipan ni Pangulong Duterte. Binuwag niya ang Anti-Illegal Drug Group (AIDG) sa loob ng PNP at inalis ang kapangyarihan nito na ipagpatuloy ang laban sa iligal na droga. Lilinisin niya ang hanay ng kapulisan sa pagtugis ng mga “bugok” sa kanilang organisasyon. Ito ay isang magandang hakbang ng Pangulo upang maibalik ang tiwala ng mga mamamayan sa PNP na dapat magbigay ng serbisyong pangkaayusan at pagprotekta sa mga mamamayan.
Ibinalik ni Pangulong Duterte ang paglaban sa droga sa Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) na tutulungan ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Ang tanong: Ang mga kawani ba ng PDEA ay walang mga tiwali? Mangilanngilan lang ang mga ahente ng PDEA subalit alam natin na sa mga nakaraang administrasyon ang maraming kaso tungkol sa iligal na droga ang hindi umusad sa mga Korte. Hindi rin kaya nararapat na magkaroon din ng paglilinis sa loob nito upang magkaroon ng bagong mga kawani na tapat sa kanilang tungkulin?
Sa paglilinis naman ng kapulisan, gagamitin ni Pangulong Duterte ang Special Action Force (SAF) at ang Counter-Intelligence Unit (CIU). Hindi rin kaya nararapat din na linisin muna ang hanay ng SAF? Ang isa sa nakikitang problema sa loob ng PNP ay iyong tinatawag na “seniority”. Pag nauna sa serbisyo ang isang opisyal, para itong matandang “kuya” na sinusunod at yong nakakababa ng ranggo sa kanila ay sunudsunuran sa kanilang pinag-uutos. Dapat ipatigil din ang ganitong sistema sa loob ng PNP at kahit na sa AFP.
Ang pagbabagong ito ay dapat nating bantayan. Tayo ay magmatyag at mapanimbang sa mga ginagawang operasyon. Bagamat ang mga ito ay isang sampal at dagok sa PNP, di kaya nakakabuti rin upang matigil na ang walang humpay na patayan sa ating lipunan? Ang laban sa droga ayon kay Senator Allan Cayetano ay “hindi laban sa mga kriminal kundi upang ipreserba ang buhay ng mga kabataang Filipino sa hinaharap”.

February 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Bataoil joins final peace talk between government and reds


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
Pangasinan second district Representative Leopoldo Bataoil joined the government panel for the 3rd and final peace talk with the communist in Rome, Italy.
bataoil-rome-2PEACE TALK. Pangasinan Congressman Leopoldo Bataoil (3rd from right) and fellow members of the House of Representatives during the third and final negotiation between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and National Democratic Front. Bataoil and fellow lawmakers attended the meeting as observer so they can expedite issues  in Congress.

 The solon, together with his eight fellow representatives from Congress,  observed the talks so they could easily expedite any legislation on whatever agreements concluded by the Government Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front.
The contentious issues that needed legislation in that peace talks in Europe were those brought by the twin agenda on socio-economic reforms (SER) and political and constitutional reforms (PCR).
 
SER includes a sovereign, self-reliant and industrialized national economy; protected and rehabilitated environment, just compensation for affected populations, and sustainable development; social, economic and cultural rights of the working people to be upheld and discrimination to be eliminated; sustainable living incomes for all; affordable, accessible and quality social services and utilities; sovereign foreign economic policies; trade relations supporting rural development and national industrialization; monetary and fiscal policy regime for national development; to name a few.

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February 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Pangasinan farmers receive irrigation projects


STA. BARBARA – Some 99 organized farmers association and other agriculture-fishery stakeholders in Pangasinan received irrigation  projects from the provincial government which would aid them in their farming production.
Gov. Amado Espino III led the awarding of  110 units of  shallow tube wells with seven  horse power specification and three inches diameter diesel engine to the farmers groups from  34 agricultural towns in the province. One unit with 16 horsepower and pump was also given to the fisherfolks of Lingayen town.
The project, with a total cost of P73,175.37, aims to supply irrigation water to rain-fed and tail-end areas to increase production   and harvest. Some 650 farmers will benefit from the project which can help irrigate 434 hectares of rain-fed land.

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February 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Binmaley mayor cites countless infra projects


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
BINMALEY – The mayor here enumerated the major and minor infrastructure projects he implemented during his second term  in his State of the Municipality Address (SOMA).
Mayor Simplicio Rosario mentioned the ongoing construction of the Phases 1 and 2 of the Binmaley Fishport and Wharf, renovation of the annex building to accommodate this town’s library, and the offices of the Municipal Trial Court, Commission on Election, and the Department of Agrarian Reform.mayor-sam-rSOMA. Binmaley Mayor Sam Rosario delivers  hi State of the Municipality Address at the fully air-conditioned 400-seater Binmaley Manpower Development Center last January 23.

He cited too, the construction of the Binmaley Arcade’s Phases 1 and 2, rehabilitation of the Triangle Park that will be renamed Estacion de Binmaley, and the evacuation center in the town proper.
The other projects are the housing project site in Barangay Papagueyan, the erection of the giant led display board, and the construction of the multi-purpose building in Barangays Sta. Rosa, Pallas and Canaoalan.
Rosario said he commended the engineering office under the Municipal Engineer Vitaliano Valerio for the accomplishment of the projects.

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February 6, 2017 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Princess Urduja: A princess story with no prince


By Yolanda Sotelo
DAGUPAN CITY – This is a princess story with a twist: That a woman can be strong, brave and beautiful and there was no man to match her prowess, so she remained single all her life.
It is the story of Princess Urduja whose existence is still debated on – whether she was real or was just a figment of some travellers’ imagination. But she remains in the consciousness of Pangasineses as a maiden warrior who ruled the province a long time ago.
If she existed, she must be far ahead of the women empowerment  movements  as she was a warrior of no mean caliber. And she did not need a man by her side to win battles to preserve her kingdom that was called Tawalisi.
If she was a fairy tale princess, she is far different from the other princesses as she needed no prince to kiss her, or bring her  shoes, or dance with her and carry her off to his castle.
Several Princess Urduja accounts had no mention at all of a man in her life, or of being fragile and sweet who needed a prince or someone stronger.
Instead, she was described as “fierce,” “brave,” “intelligent,”  “kind” and “exceedingly beautiful of fair Malay complexion of golden hue, with traces of black, smooth hair reaching down her heels.”
She was not wanting of suitors as many came to ask for her hand.
But Urduja told them: “I will marry only the man who can defeat me. My husband must be braver, stronger, and wiser than myself.”
No one qualified, so she remained unmarried all her life, for no one wished to be beaten by a woman..
Accounts of Morrocan  traveller and scholar Ibn Batuta showed that on his way to China in 1345, he stopped at her kingdom called Tawalisi somewhere in northern Luzon. He did not want to go down his vessel to partake of the banquet prepared for him by the kingdom dwellers who he thought were “infidels.”
Offended, Princess Urduja  had him summoned. He was surprised by what he saw: The princess was robed in her richest and best, decked with precious  stones and surrounded by brave and loyal men and women, and spoke to the visitors in Arabic.

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February 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Where in the world is Independent Republic of California?


 
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BASURA EXIT! Sweden runs out of garbage, imports trash from other countries!
 
Ang socialist country na Sweden ay naubusan na ng basura! Hahaha!
 
Nag-iimport na sila ng basura mula sa ibang bansa.
 
Paano ba natin export ang basura mula sa Payatas papuntang Sweden? At least makakarating sa Sweden ang basura ng Pilipinas!
 
Paano ba natin export ang basura mula sa Smokey Mountain papuntang Sweden? At least makakarating sa Sweden ang basura ng Pilipinas!
 
“Over the past two decades, Sweden’s recycling system has become so advanced and efficient that only less than 1 percent of its household waste was sent to landfills last year,” sabi sa report sa yourstory.com ng Think Change India.
 
Nasa kamalayan na ng mga Swedish ang tunay na pagtrato sa basura. Hindi nagtatapon ng basura kung saan-saan.
 
Yung puedeng i-recycle at i-reuse ay alam nila dahil sa mahaba at matiyagang pagtuturo na ginawa sa kanila.
 
“Swedish people are quite keen on being out in nature and they are aware of what we need do on nature and environmental issues. We worked on communications for a long time to make people aware not to throw things outdoors so that we can recycle and reuse,” sabi ni Anna-Carin Gripwall, Director of Communications for Avfall Sverige, ang Swedish waste management and recycling association.
 
State-of-the-art ang recycling plant ng Sweden at dito kumukuha ng energy para sa kuryente.
 
As in kuryente mula sa basura! Mas mura ang binabayaran nila sa kuryente dahil hindi galing sa petrolyo.
 
Kailangan ng Sweden ng kuryente para sa kanilang airconditioners.
 
Opo, ang airconditioners nila ay yung naglalabas ng mainit na hangin.
 
Ang average na pinakaminit na temperature sa Sweden ay 20 degrees celcius habang dito sa Pilipinas ay umaabot ng 37 degrees celcius hanggang 40 degrees Celsius.
 
Lumalamig naman ang temperature sa Sweden ng hanggang negative 20 degrees Celsius.
 
Kalian kay makakagawa ang Pilipinas ng state-of-the-art recycling system na mula din sa basura.
 
Kaylan kaya magkakaroon ng kuryente ang Pilipinas na mula din sa basura.
 
Papayag kaya ang Petron, Shell at Caltex na ang kuryente sa Pilipinas ay mula basura? Hahaha!
 
LPEXIT! Panahon na para mag-exit sa majority coalition ang Liberal Party.
 
Panindigan na nila ang pagiging opposition political party.
 
Naranasan naman nilang maging ruling party noong 2010 to 2016… kaya subukan uli nilang maging opposition naman ulit.
 
Ano ba ang tingin ngayon ng tao sa Liberal Party na part ng ruling coalition pero bumibira naman kay mayor Rody Duterte?
 
Para silang kumakain sa dining room ni mayor Rody pero kontra naman sila sa administrasyon.
 
MISS U EXIT. Magtatapos na rin ang Miss Universe dito sa Pilipinas.

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February 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

CITY DADS OKAY ECOLOGICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN


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February 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment


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