Archive for April 29, 2019

BIR files criminal complaint vs Calugay


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

DAGUPAN CITY- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed a criminal complaint against Danilo De Quintos Calugay in connection with the discovery of fake cigarette factory at Portic village, Bugallon town in November 2018.

The complaint against Calugay, a brother of Dong Calugay who is running for mayor in Sual town, was filed on April 25 at the main office of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila.

Calugay was slapped with complaints on unlawful pursuit of business, failure to file excise tax returns, unlawful possession or removal of articles subject to excise tax without payment of tax, and unlawful possession of counterfeit internal revenue stamps in violation with Section 236, 255, 263 and 265 (c) of National revenue Code of 1997 as amended. (more…)

April 29, 2019 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Custodio ‘not nuisance candidate’ – Comelec

                                SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL RACE

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

TAYUG- The Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has decided with finality that 6th District congressional candidate Myrna Paraguas-Custodio is not a nuisance candidate for the May 13 elections.

In a five-page decision obtained by Northern Watch which was promulgated on March 18, 2019, Comelec ruled that the petition of Tayug Mayor Tyrone Agabas was denied and dismissed.

Agabas and Paraguas-Custodio are rivals for the congressional seat.

It can be recalled that on October 22, 2018, Agabas sought to declare Custodio as a “nuisance candidate” alleging that “she has no bona fide intention to run for the congressional seat in the District.”

            On November 19, 2018, responding on the petition, Custodio said that she has met all the qualifications to run for the congressional position, she being an active politician for years and a businesswoman by profession.

Comelec, in its decision, found no merit on the petition of Agabas citing Section 60 of the Omnibus Election Code (OEC).

Comelec has likewise ruled that it “recognizes the right of people to seek elective office, nevertheless, it is still subject to some limitations as the Supreme Court in Pamatong vs. Commision on Elections held “xxx the privilege of equal access to opportunities to public office may subjected to limitations. Some valid limitations specifically in the privilege to seek elective office are found in the provisions of Omnibus Election Code on “Nuisance Candidates”xxxx.”

April 29, 2019 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Mainit na ang pulitika sa Pangasinan

Habang sinusulat itong pangulong tudling, 16 na araw na lang halalan na sa Mayo 13. Hindi na mapakali ang mga kandidatong senador, congressmen, partylist representatives, gayun din sa mga lokal na kandidato mula gobernador hanggang sa mga kagawad ng Sangguniang Bayan at Panlungsod. Ibat-ibang paraan na ang ginagawa upang sungkitin ang suporta ng mga botante. May mga nagbahay-bahay, motorcade, nagbibigay ng mga groserya at pera.

Dito sa Pangasinan, ang init ng pulitika ay nararamdaman na rin lalo na sa laban ng gobernador, bise gobernador at mga congressman sa unang Distrito, ikalawang Distrito at ikalimang Distrito.Kakaiba ang galaw ng pulitika dahil sa gobernador ang magkatunggali ay si Alaminos City Mayor Art Celeste at ang kasalukuyang gobernador Amado “Pogi” Espino III, sa bise gobernador naman ay sina Mark Lambino at Angel Baniqued, at sa mga congressman- unang Distrito ay sina Bolinao Mayor Arnold “Noli” Celeste at Thomas “Tim” Orbos, ikalawang Distrito ay sina Board Member Raul Sison at Bugallon Mayor Jumel Espino (pati rin si Robert “Butch” Merrera, at ikalimang Distrito sina Binalonan MayorRamon “Monmon” Guico III at ang kasalukuyang Cong. Amado T. Espino Jr. Huwag na nating pansinin yong mga ibang Distrito dahil hindi masyadong mainit ang labanan sa kongresista at mga lokal na opisyal. (more…)

April 29, 2019 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

MAGANES: Pangasinan’s political race nears ‘finish line’

Political pundits in Pangasinan are on the guessing game on who will likely emerge victorious among the local candidates in the May 13 elections.

The gubernatorial race between Alaminos City Mayor Art Celeste and incumbent Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III is worth waiting for. Celeste challenged Espino amid speculations that he has no money to boast of, and is a new name in the political landscape in Pangasinan except in District I where he was congressman for many years.


However, Celeste threw his into the the gubernatorial fray,  supported by big names in Pangasinan politics, including big political parties. He is supported by Nacionalista Party, Nationalist Peoples Coalition (NPC), Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) and Abono Partylist with big names such as Senator Cynthia Villar, Eduardo Cojuangco, former President Fidel Valdez Ramos, former House Speaker Jose De Venecia Jr., former Governor Victor Agbayani, Rep. Conrad Estrella and the kingmaker Engr. Rosendo So. (more…)

April 29, 2019 at 8:44 am Leave a comment

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