Archive for October 31, 2018

Guico launches ‘Grab Trike’ in Binalonan

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

BINALONAN- As part of the “Binalonan Ang Galing,” Mayor Ramon “Mon-mon” Guico III, also a 5th District congressional aspirant, launched the “Grab Trike” Project on October 26 with a two and half hours motorcade within the town’s villages.

Image may contain: Nicholi Jan Louie Sison and Ramon Mon-mon Guico III, people smiling, people sitting, tree and outdoor

INSIDE THE “TUKTUK” VEHICLE BinalonanMayor and 5th District
congressional aspirant Ramon “Mon-mon” Guico III and Villasis
Councilor and 5th District Board Member aspirant Louie Sison
pose for a photo inside the “Tuktuk” vehicle during the Grab Trike
Launching in Binalonan town on October 26. VIRGIL MAGANES

The launching was participated in by Grab- accredited tricycle operators and drivers, notably 40 units of “Tuktuk” vehicles.

Guico said the Grab Trike is a project that aimed to address the exorbitant fare rates, choosy and arrogant tricycle drivers, and other complaints reaching his office. (more…)

October 31, 2018 at 7:55 pm Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Pagdiriwang ng ‘Undas’

Habang sinusulat ang tudling na ito ay tapos na ang pagdiriwang ng “Undas” o Araw ng mga Patay noong Nobyembre 1 at 2. Kung saan galing ang salitang “Undas” ay hindi pa nasaliksik bagamat may nagsasabing galing ito sa dalawang salitang Espanyol na “andar” o maglakad at “honrar” o pagpupugay.

May kasabihan na ang pag-alaala sa mga patay ay ang paninilbihan sa mga buhay. Sa araw ng Undas, maraming tao ang pumupunta sa sementeryo upang magbigay pugay sa kanilang minamahal sa buhay na yumao na sa sanlibutan. Naglalagay sila ng sinindihang kandila at mga bulaklak sa ibabaw ng mga puntod. Ang ganitong kaugalian ay namana na sa mga sinaunang kultura na kaakibat ng relihiyon.

Iba na rin ang mga kaugalian sa modernong panahon. Pakaunti na ang nagpapaintura sa mga puntod. Napalitan na ito ng mga “washed out peebles” at marmol. Mayroon pang bakod at silong ang mga puntod. Hindi na rin masyadong inaalintana ang pagdiriwang nito. Ang mga kabataan ay pagalagala dala ng kanilang mga cellphones para mag-selfie at mag-groupie sa kanilang mga kaibigan at kamag-anak. Nawawala na ang diwa ng pagdiriwang ng Undas. (more…)

October 31, 2018 at 7:41 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: War on drugs, doomed?

It seems that the Duterte’s war on drugs is already doomed with the discovery that P11 billion of shabu ( formerly valued at P6.8 billion) has slipped into the country unnoticed by the Bureau of Customs (BoC), which is under the watch of Chairman Isidro Lapeña. At first, it was the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) headed by Aaron Aquino that revealed that the bulk of shabu was hidden in the magnetic lifters as it entered the BoC port in Cavite. This was belied by Lapeña and even President Duterte.


Now that bulk of shabu was missing and believed to have been circulating in the entire country.

However, there were turn of events. During the hearing at the House of Representatives by the Committees on Dangerous Drugs and Good Government, former BOC X-ray chief Lourdes Mangaoang criticized Lapeña for not doing his job at the BoC. She said that the X-ray staff did not follow the protocol or standard operating procedures, otherwise the bulk of shabu could have been detected and confiscated. She called for the ouster of Lapeña. (more…)

October 31, 2018 at 7:39 pm Leave a comment

Jolo Revilla visits Sison, Rosales, Sto. Tomas towns

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

STO. TOMAS- Actor and Cavite Vice Governor Ramon “Jolo” Revilla III was warmly welcomed by the municipal officials of Sison, Rosales and Sto. Tomas towns during his visit last October 25.

In Sison he was welcomed by Mayor Danilo C. Uy, in Rosales by Mayor Susan P. Casareno and in Sto. Tomas by Mayor Timoteo “Dick” Villar.

Speaking in behalf of his father former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., the young Revilla said that his visit will just inform the people that his father will be running as senator in May 13, 2019 mid-term elections under the Lakas-CMD. (more…)

October 31, 2018 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Fernandez versus de Venecia for Congress

The filing of the certificates of candidacy (COC) of the four challengers of House Representative Christopher “Toff” de Venecia for the next year’s election in the Pangasinan’s 4th Congressional District drew mix reactions from the public.


After former Dagupan City Mayor Alvin Fernandez, a lawyer, Teodoro Wilhelm “Winky” Manaois, a descendant of a political family, Dagupan City Councilor Redford Mejia, and De Venecia’s relative Larry Gryson de Venecia filed their COCs, the congressman’s cousin Solo de Venecia had his guns a blazing by mercilessly riddling the wannabees on Facebook.

 “Wonky, Red, and Alvin. No sabong iyan, sahod lang. Nuisances lang, sahod lang kung tag ulan”

 “Pustahan tayo Mortz, aatras iyang tatlong iyan”

 “Puro Dog Dog (Asu-aso in the vernacular – MCO) Lang mga iyan”


 Philippines’ “Ivy Leagues” educated Mark Ronald de Guzman Lambino replaced retired police colonel Pat Orduña who withdrew his candidacy Tuesday for the vice governorship of Pangasinan at the provincial office of the Commission on Election. (more…)

October 31, 2018 at 7:31 pm Leave a comment

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