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May 29, 2019 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

Pilmico holds expo to promote backyard farming in Pangasinan


URDANETA CITY – Pilmico, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, conducted an Agri and Livelihood Expo at the Urdaneta City Cultural and Sports Center in this city last  May 18 to promote sustainable livelihood through backyard farming.

Victoria Altiche, corporate communications associate of Pilmico Foods Corporation, said the expo aims to provide a venue for local farmers and aspiring agri-entrepreneurs to learn about how backyard farming can be a sustainable and viable source of income.

To support this, Pilmico conducted free seminars on animal husbandry and nutrition, and held basic and advanced baking demos during the expo.

Local businesses were also invited to showcase their products and to connect target attendees with potential customers and partners within the area.

“In partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, the expo gave way for better communication of business requirements as well as tips on how the attendees can jumpstart their agribusiness,” Altiche said.

In a statement, Jefferson Abian, Pilmico assistant vice president for feeds sales, said “With an entrepreneurial mindset and the right skills in farming, businesses can thrive for generations.”

“The expo is our way of giving back to the community, a tangible expression of our promise to empower the backyard sector, and ultimately, the agriculture industry as a whole,” he added.

Attendees were also treated to a special cooking demonstration by celebrity chef, Chef Boy Logro where the different flavors of the Philippines were showcased using pork, chicken and eggs.

Pilmico advances business and communities by being a true partner for growth of local farmers and businesses.

Through the expo, the company is able to inspire future agri-entrepreneurs by sharing its extensive industry knowledge, business solutions and expert advice. (PIA Pangasinan)

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May 29, 2019 at 8:24 am Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Why Bong Go won convincingly?


 Hindi natin masasabi na baguhan lang sa pulitika sa Bong Go.
Hindi lang ang pagiging photobomber sa mga pictures ni mayor Rody Duterte ang naging puhunan ni Bong Go. Sino ba yung naka shades sa tabi ni mayor Rody Duterte? Iyan ang naging tanung ng mga tao noong kampanya para sa Presidente noong 2016.
Si Bong Go ay uupo bilang Senador sa July 1, 2019. Makakasama niya doon sina Nancy Binay, Lito Lapid, Bato Dela Rosa, Imee Marcos, Francis Tolentino, Koko Pimentel, Sonny Angara, Pia Cayetano, Bong Revilla, Cynthia Villar at Grace Poe. Silang and dose na magsisimula ng 6-year term.
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Ang ilan sa kanila ay re-electionists. Ibig sabihin ay magsisimula na sila ng pang seventh year nila sa Senado hanggang marating nila ang twelfth year nila sa senado.
Ang iba naman sa kanila ay balik senado, ibig sabihin ay naging senador na sila. Maliban sa bagong halal na dose ay makakasama niya sina Risa Hontiveros, Frank Drilon, Kiko Pangilinan, Tito Sotto, Ping Lacson, Ralph Recto, Migz Zubiri, Win Gatchalian, Leila De Lima, Dick Gordon, Joel Villanueva, Manny Pacquiao.
Balik tayo kay Bong Go. Siya si Christopher Lawrence Tesoro Go. Ang bansag sa kanya ni mayor Rody Duterte ay Bisayang-Batangueño.
Ang ninuno ni Bong Go ay mula sa angkan ng pamilyang Tesoro mula sa bayan ng Tanauan sa probinsiya ng Batangas. Ang Lolo niyang Tesoro ay nakipagsapalaran sa Davao City. Ipinanganak si Bong Go sa Davao City. Malaki ang negosyong printing press ng mga Tesoro. Mayaman ang Tesoro. Dahil may pera, nakapag-aral si Bong Go sa De La Salle sa Metro Manila. Kaibigan ni mayor Rody ang tatay ni Bong Go. Nang mangailangan si mayor Rody ng tagalakad ng mga utos niya ay si Bong Go ang kinuha niya. Nakasama ni mayor Rody si Bong Go sa Congress. Nakasama ni mayor Rody si Bong Go sa City Hall ng Davao City ng makailang ulit. Ilan beses na naging mayor si Rody at naging vice mayor din ng Davao City na ang kasama niya ay si Bong Go.
Ano po ang relasyon ng mga nauna kong isinulat sa panalo ni Bong Go? Sa kampanya ni mayor Rody for mayor ng Davao City… sino ang kasama niya mga panalo? Sagot: Bong Go. Sa kampanya ni mayor Rody Duterte for vice mayor ng Davao City…sino ang kasama niya sa panalo? Sagot: Bong Go. Sa kampanya ni mayor Rody Duterte for Congressman ng Davao City… sino ang kasama niya sa panalo? Sagot: Bong Go. Sa pagbalik na kampanya ni Duterte for mayor ng Davao City… sino ang kasama niya sa panalo? Sagot: Bong Go. Sa pagtakbo ni mayor Rody Duterte for president ng Pilipinas…sino ang kasama niya sa panalo? Sagot: Bong Go. Sa lahat ng eleksiyon na pinagdaanan ni mayor Rody Duterte…sino ang kasama niya sa panalo? Sagot: Bong Go. Mas marami pang pinagdaanang eleksiyon si Bong Go kesa kay senadora Cynthia Villar. Kung tutuusin, parang politica operator ni mayor Rody Duterte si Bong Go kasabay mg pagiging special assistant. May nagsabi na all politics is local. Ang local politics sa Davao City ay pinagharian ni mayor Rody Duterte kasama si Bong Go. Ang experiences ni mayor Rody Duterte at Bong Go sa Davao City politics ay dinala nila sa national level sa kampanya for president. Si Bong Go ay isang central figure sa inner circle sa kampanya ni mayor Rody Duterte for President. Ibig sabihin, dagdag pa sa experience ni Bong Go sa lokal na halalan ay may experience din siya sa national level na halalan. So, lahat ng natutunan ni Bong Go sa lokal na halalan at sa national level na halalan ay ginawa niya ngayong 2019 elections for senator. Nagkataon pa na ang number one endorser ni Bong ang isang mayor Rody Duterte na Pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas.
Wala pang filing ng Certificate of Candidacy ay binabangit na ni mayor Rody si Bong Go na magiging senador. Wala pang filing ng Certificate of Candidacy ay may mga Malasakit Centers na si Bong Go. Wala pang filing ng Certificate of Candidacy ay may mga posters na si Bong Go na nakakalat sa buong Pilipinas. Wala pang filing ng Certificate of Candidacy ay may resume na si Bong Go sa mga seminar kits ng iba”t ibang ahensiya ng gobyerno. Wala pang filing ng Certificate of Candidacy ay may mga tshirt, sombrero, pamaypay at stickers na may Bong Go. Nung magsimula na ang kampanya ay formal nang umikot si Bong Go sa buong Pilipinas. Tumaas ng tumaas ang kanyang ranking sa mga sunod-sunod na sentorial surveys. At nang matapos ang bilangan ay number three si Bong Go sa mga nanalong Senador.
Huwag na kayong magtaka kung bakit nanalong senador si Bong Go. Nanalo si Bong Go dahil may experience sa lokal at national na halalan. Nanalo si Bong Go dahil may mayor Rody Duterte siya. Nanalo si Bong Go dahil may popularity siya. Nanalo si Bong Go dahil may pondo siya. Nanalo si Bong Go dahil dinala siya ng mga lokal na politiko. Nanalo si Bong Go dahil mahusay ang propaganda niya. Nanalo si Bong Go dahil siya si Bong Go. Nanalo si Bong Go dahil ibinoto siya ng mga botante.

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May 29, 2019 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Ang kahalagahan ng Brigada Eskwela


Bawat taon nagtatalaga ang Department of Education (DepEd) ng isang linggo bago ang pagbubukas ng mga klase ng Brigada Eskwela para maisaayos ang mga silid-aralan at kapaligiran ng mga paaralan. Ito ay upang maging ligtas ang mga mag-aaral at mabigyan sila ng masinop at magandang mga silid-aralan.

Sa taong ito ang tema ng Brigada Eskwela ay “Matatag na Bayan Para sa Maunlad na Paaralan” na binibigyang halaga ang partisipasyon ng lahat ng mga tao sa ugnayang komunidad upang maisaayos ang mga paaralang pampubliko sa buong bansa.

Ang Brigada Eskwela ay hindi lang para sa mga guro. Ito ay kailangang makibahagi ang buong komunidad- mga opisyales ng mga barangay, mga magulang, mga non-government organizations (NGO), mga mag-aaral at iba pang mga sektor na nais tumulong sa pagsasaayos ng mga paaralan. (more…)

May 28, 2019 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

MAGANES: Post election learnings


The election is over. The people have spoken through their ballots. We have now new sets of officials from senators who will serve for six years, and partylist groups and local officials- governors, vice governors, members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, city/municipal mayors, vice mayors and members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan, who will serve for three years.

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There were those elected officials who successfully regained their powers and there were also those who lost. There were new faces who were elected and others who successfully made their come backs in the local politics. Was the result of the elections the will of the people? Let’s just put it that way amid allegations of massive vote buying, black propaganda, mudslinging, etc.

The election campaign was a grueling activity. While Comelec allotted only 45 days of campaigning for the local candidates, that was not followed. Campaigning started just after the filing of certificates of candidacies. This is an area that needs a review by the Comelec or perhaps an enabling law or amendment to the Omnibus Election Code by the Congress. That’s the problem of our laws on election as it can be circumvented due to some gray areas of implementation.

It’s about time also to visit the anti-dynasty provision of the Constitution. Although it is already enshrined in our Constitution, until now there’s no enabling law to make it in effect. Good enough that the anti-dynasty was provided in the SK Reform law, it was not so for national and local officials. Thus, we have to contend with more dynasties in the future who will lord over us in terms of power and subordination.

Indeed, there were recorded areas where massive vote buying took place. There were those arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) but until now they remain as such without lodging the appropriate cases at Comelec or even in courts. Vote buying is a punishable crime under the Omnibus Election Code, but it has no teeth in its enforcement. This has to be reviewed too by Comelec as well as by the Congress. But I doubt if the Congress will review it. How many of them have found their way to Congress through vote buying? How many of them spent millions of pesos just to become legislators of the land? The same is true for the local officials.

The latest mid-term elections have opened up more opportunities. Voters have not totally changed. They were still after the power of money. Low key campaigning on the part of the candidates was also not a workable strategy. There’s no need to talk about advocacies, platforms and political change. People will not heed them after all. The sign of peso has hoodwinked  them up to the day of the elections.

There is an insurmountable knotted confusion in my mind. Why do politicians keep on running for political posts and spend millions of pesos that are not commensurate to their salaries? What are the factors that entice them and makes them salivate to run? Was it really for public service or the love to serve? I think there’s more than that. It is all the hunger for power and prestige and the ability to make the people subservient to them. Politics should empower the people but it does not. People have been lured to participate in the downfall of empowerment, which at the end will make them powerless.

Since 1986 after the end of the Marcosian rule, Filipinos have been yearning for reforms in this country. The presidents before President Duterte harped for a progressive country and yet they failed in doing so. What seemed to be the problem in this country? Filipinos are not pro-active about reforms. We are more of spectators, not doers. However, when things get rough we always complain and whine.

When will we have a total change and reform? Not today or even in the future unless we have to change our mindset at just spectators to doers and actively participate in solving our community problems.

(For comments and suggestions, email me at emperorvirgil@yahoo.com or at virgilmaganes42@gmail.com. Visit my blog “The Roving Pen” at http://www.virgilmaganes.wordpress.com. Read the online edition of Northern Watch at http://www.northwatch.wordpress.com.)


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May 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Lawyer’s death not related to gambling rivalry – STL staff


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

 DAGUPAN CITY – A staff of a small time lottery (STL) franchise disputed the claim of other people that the death recently of a lawyer here ensued because of the rivalry between two gambling entities.

“It is not true that Anthony Ang-angco and Lito Millora have a hand on the killing of Attorney Crisostomo. He is even their lawyer despite Attorney Val counseling with the Peryahan ng Bayan in Pangasinan,” the staff, who asked for anonymity, told this newspaper.

In the fateful morning of May 17, a gunman wearing a motorcycle helmet shot to death lawyer Val Crisostomo while he was standing near a restaurant that is only across the Hall of Justice in Barangay Bonuan Gueset of this city.

News report said he just attended a hearing of a frustrated murder case as a private prosecutor at the Regional Trial Court here before he fell to a volley of fires from the assassin’s .45 hand gun.

Ang-angco and Millora used to run together the Speed Game, Inc (SGI) until both have a falling out when Millora and then SGI President Edward J. Aguilar fired Ang-angco as the numbers game’s administrator. (more…)

May 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Talo, Panalo


 Ex president turned Manila mayor Erap Estrada ay natalo ni Isko Moreno. Talo din si Jinggoy at JV sa senado.
Pati ang apo ni Erap ay talo din for mayor ng San Juan City.
Ex vice president ay natalo sa kanyang hangad na maging congressman sa Makati.
Panalo si senadora Loren Legarda bilang member ng House of Representatives para sa probinsiya ng Antique.
CONGratulations Cong Loren.
Ex DILG Secretary Manuel Roxas ay natalo bilang kandidato for vice president. Then natalo naman si Roxas nung tumakbo for president.
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Now, talo again for senator kahit na minsan ay nagingbrop notcher siya.
Time to rest from politics… kahit sa Capiz baka matalo siya. Kung akala niyo na kapag may blessing ni Roxas sa Capiz ay sure na ang panalo… nagkakamali kayo. Alam niyo ba na ang kandidato ni Roxas for governor sa Capiz ay tinalo ng isang independent candidate?
Speaking of Roxas, Alam niyo po ba na nakakuha ng around 190,000 votes si Roxas sa Capiz? Of course number one siya doon sa Capiz. Pero baki hindi niya nadala sa top 12 ang kaniyang mga kasama sa Otso Diretso? Wala pa siyang convincing power sa probinsiya ng Capiz para isama sa boto ang Otso Diretso candidates? Hahaha.
Pero, meron akong nabasa na text one month before elections na may order daw ang isang JAR na nag order ng single voting for Roxas! Siguro naman hindi totoo itong text na ito na ipinakita sa akin ng isang pulitiko sa Capiz. Kapag sinabing Roxas, siyempre Liberal Party iyan. Kasama sa mga elite ng LP si Bam Aquino, talo din for senate.
Hindi rin naipasok ng Bam Aquino at ni Noynoy Aquino ang Otso Diretso sa top 12 sa Tarlac. Sa Batanes, ang LP na si Butch Abad ay talo din. Hindi rin naipasok ni Butch Abad ang Otso Diretso sa top 12 sa Batanes.
Si Boyblue Abaya ng LP ay nanalo sa isang distrito sa Cavite, pero hindi niya naipasok sa top 12 ang lahat ng kandidato ng Otso Diretso. Ang LP ng Quezon City ay hindi nadala ang buong Otso Diretso sa top 12. Sa Boracay na ang nakakasakop ay ang bayan ng Malay… ibinoto ng tao si Mayor Cawaling. Si mayor Cawaling po ay sinampahan ng kung anu-anong kaso…nasuspinde, tinanggal sa puesto. Pero, si mayor Cawaling pa rin ang ibinoto ng tao. Tinalo ni mayor Cawaling ang kandidato ng DILG official na ang name ay Densing.
Panalo pa rin ang tropa ng Tibyog Akean sa lahat ng mayoralty positions sa Aklan except Kalibo. Ruling part Tibyog Akean pa rin ang governor na si Joeben Miraflores. Panalo bilang member ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng first district si Juris Sucro, number one supporter ni senadora Grace Poe sa Aklan. Ang nakatungali ni Sucro ay limang reelectionists, tatlong balik Sangguniang Panlalawigan at anim pang kandidato. Second place si Sucro matapos ang bilangan. Sa Angeles, natalo si Alex for mayor at EdPam for vice mayor.
Sa Pasig, natalo ang matagal nang pagahahari ng Eusebio.
Sa Urdaneta, natalo ang magkapatid na Tet Naguiat for mayor at Bobom Perez for vice mayor.
Sa Santa Barbara, natalo ang Zaplan. Sa San Nicolas, natalo ang Saldivar. Talo si manong Bing Arcinue sa Sual. Talo si mayor Iday kay Babyoil sa Lingayen. Panalo si pareng Carding Balderas sa Laoac. Congratulations.
Sa first district ng Pangasinan ay natalo ang Orbos ni mayor Rody. Sa fifth district ng Pangasinan ay natalo ang Espino ni mayor Rody Duterte.
Sa Dagupan City ay tinalo ni Brian Lim si incumbent mayor Belen Fernandez. Sa Olongapo City, talo ang mga Gordon. Talo si LP Procy Alcala sa isang distrito ng Quezon. Panalo si Cong Jerry Treñas bilang mayor ng Iloilo City. Talo pa rin ang mga Joson sa Nueva Ecija. Of course, panalo uli si senadora Grace Poe. Number two na nga lang ngayon kasi number one si senadora Cynthia Villar. Makakakuha pa rin ng at least one seat Abono Partylist kahit hindi nakakuha ng two percent ng mga boto sa partylist.

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