Archive for December 25, 2018

MAGANES: My top news stories in Pangasinan for 2018


In 2018, certain news stories made us laugh, cry and cheers. It’s a feeling many can relate to depending on how these stories affected our senses and lives.

I will start my top news stories in Pangasinan politics.

Unlike in previous election period where political hopefuls  started early voicing out their desire to run for a certain position, this year it was observed that political positioning came in late.

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For the position of the top posts in the province, there were many political speculations on who would likely run as governor and vice governor against the sitting power in the Capitol. The guessing game started in the second quarter of the year. At first, it was speculated that Mark Cojuangco will come back with either Abono Partylist Rep. Conrad Estrella III or 6th District Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas as the running mate. (more…)

December 25, 2018 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Iwas paputok sa pagsapit ng Bagon Taon


Hindi maiiwasan ang paggamit ng mga ibat-ibang klase ng paputok upang salubungin ang pagpasok ng Bagong Taon.

Ayon sa nakagisnang kultura, ang ingay na dulot ng mga paputok ay nagtataboy raw ng mga masamang espiritu at nag-aanyaya ng panibagong suwerte sa buhay. Ang mas malakas at nakatutulig na mga ingay sa pagpapaputok, ayon sa mga nakakatanda, ay mas maraming suwerte ang papasok sa buhay.

Sa paglipas ng mga taon, nag-iiba ang mga klase ng paputok. Ang mga simpleng rebentador o ang tradisyonal na “trayangulo” ay napalitan ng mga mas mataas na uri ng mga paputok. Nandiyan yong mga malalaking rebentador gaya ng ” sinturon ni Hudas”, “goodbye Philippines”, “whistle bomb”, “torpedo”, ” baby rocket”, atbp. (more…)

December 25, 2018 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Abono shows agri-technology farm to farmers


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ROSALES- Abono Partylist Chair Rosendo So showed his agri-techno farm in Carmen, Rosales, to some 100 farmers from Urdaneta City, Villasis, Rosales and Balungao, on December 19.

MINI- PALAY TRANSPLANTER  A prototype model of a manually drawn mini-palay transplanter that was developed and manufactured by Guilcor Agrimac of Cagayan De Oro City. The equipment could transplant palay seedlings in a 780 square meters of rice paddy in an hour. This was demonstrated to the farmers at the agri-techno farm in Carmen East, Rosales on December 19. VIRGIL MAGANES

So said the farm will showcase modern agricultural technology where farmers could learn new trends in farming not only to enhance their knowledge but also to increase their incomes.

Among those that were shown to farmers are the solar-energized inland irrigation system, which according to him needs an investment but is cost efficient.

“The solar-energized water pump for irrigation could be operating continuously to provide water in the farms at a desired level. The fishpond to which the water flows from the system will soon be seeded with white shimps,” So said.

The establishment of the solar-energized water pumps is in collaboration, he said, with former Mayor Remegio Yu, who supplies the solar panels and supervises the installation. (more…)

December 25, 2018 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Celeste inspires village folk in San Carlos City


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

SAN CARLOS CITY – Alaminos City Mayor Arthur F. Celeste, a gubernatorial hopeful, continues to inspire people during his visits to barangays.

Celeste has been going around barangays in Pangasinan to introduce himself as a gubernatorial candidate.

In his sortie in this city recently, he talked with the people about his platforms and advocacies,  reminding them that each Pangasinense is a partner for change and part of the inclusivity of “Pangasinan Para Sa Lahat” (Pangasinan For All).

Amid cheers and applauses from the crowd, Celeste expressed his desire to be that conveyor of change in Pangasinan where he said he could replicate what he has done in Alaminos City and District I. (more…)

December 25, 2018 at 9:39 am Leave a comment


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