Archive for July 12, 2019

Guico mulls more congressional districts in Pangasinan


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

BINALONAN – A Pangasinan congressman wants to see two to four congressional districts to be apportioned to the present six districts so they could boost economically the mammoth province.

Fifth District Representative Ramon “Monmon” Guico, III told this writer at the terminal of the family owned WCC Aeronautical and Technological College about the proposed law he has been mulling.

“Just imagine each of the eight to ten districts get a billion of pesos’ allocation every year,” he cited.

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WINNERS. Then Fifth District congressional candidate Ramon “Monmon” Guico, III (extreme left) ride a human powered tricycle driven by then provincial board’s  aspirant Louie Sison. Both forayed to win the hearts and minds of voters in a village of the eight towns one city’s Pangasinan’s district in the May 13, 2019 polls. The duo won the electoral derbies.

With four districts approved by congress and signed into law by the president of the Philippines, Pangasinan could have ten congressmen. (more…)

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July 12, 2019 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Mabuhay ang Philippine National Police!


Ang buwan ng Hulyo ay itinakda ng Philippine National Police (PNP) na “Police Community Relations Month”. Sa taong ito ay ika-24 na taon na ang Police Community Relations (PCR) na ang padiriwang ay may temang “ Sambayanan, Mahalagang Kaakibat ng Kapulisan sa Pagtaguyod ng Mapayapa at Maunlad na Bayan.”

Bakit mahalaga ang PCR? Ito ang paraan upang lalong mapaigting ang relasyon ng kapulisan sa mga mamamayan at maitaguyod na lubos ang kapayapaan at kaayusan sa ating pamayanan. Ito rin ay nagbibigay ng tiwala ng mga mamamayan sa mga kapulisan. Maraming gawain ang nakapaloob sa PCR. Binibigyan ng halaga ang ugnayang kapulisan at mga mamamayan, pagbibigay ng mga tamang balita at impormasyon sa ugnayang mamamahayag at kapulisan, at paggamit ng mga teknolohiya gaya ng radyo, social media, telebisyon at internet sa pagpapahayag ng mga gawain ng PNP.

Malayo na ang narating ng PCR sa buong bansa. Lalong aktibo ngayon ang mga kapulisan sa ugnayan nila sa mga mamamayan. Mabilis din ang pagkilos ng PNP sa paglilinis ng kanilang hanay. Bumabalik na ang tiwala ng taong bayan sa mga kapulisan dahil sa maigting na pagpapatupad ng PCR. Ang magkatuwang na relasyon ng taong bayan at kapulisan ay nagbibigay ng tamang respeto sa mga tauhan ng PNP.

Dito sa Pangasinan, ang PCR ay napalakas sa pamumuno ni Police Lt. Colonel Norman Florentino bilang hepe ng PCR Board. Nang siya na ang itinalaga ng pamunuan ng Pangasinan Provincial Police Office (PPPO) napalakas ang daloy ng impormasyon sa mga mamamayan. Ginamit niya ang social media sites gaya ng Facebook at Twitter sa paglalahad ng mga tamang gawain at operasyon ng mga kapulisan sa buong lalawigan.

Ngayon, lahat ng mga “police stations” sa mga bayan at syudad ay may kanya-kanyang Facebook at Twitter accounts. Sa mga social media sites na ito  nakapaloob ang mga magagandang pamamaraan ng “community relations”. Matutunghayan sa mga sites na ito ang mga “ good deeds”, paglalagay ng chekpoints, pagpapatrol, ugnayan sa mga opisyal ng mga lokal na pamahalaan, pagbibigay ng tulong sa mga matatanda at mga kabataan. (more…)

July 12, 2019 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

MAGANES: Political will


The new officials of the local government units officially started discharging their duties and responsibilities on July 1. It was their first day in their offices leaving behind them the heartaches wrought by the last campaign period. One can see smiles on their faces as they savored their sweet victories. They prepared themselves for the next three years of governance in their localities.

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The primary role of the officials is to bring order in their areas and provide the basic services of the people they served. In keeping with peace and order, political will is need to invoke the much needed change or reforms. While many officials are eager to implement these reforms, some or perhaps many of them have no guts to pursue the change they’ve been saying during the election campaign.

There are however local officials who made true on their promises. And it’s inspiring that these officials belong to the younger breed of politicians.

In Manila City, Mayor Francisco “ Isko Moreno” Domagoso did the impossible to the envy of his predecessor former Mayor Joseph Estrada. On his first day of office, he personally supervised the clearing of streets from ambulant vendors in Divisoria that for years have clogged the streets. (more…)

July 12, 2019 at 7:58 am Leave a comment

Villasis’ new dad promotes ‘Project Chris’


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

VILLASIS- This political newbie certainly knows where he is heading in serving the townspeople in this town.

Councilor Chrisanto Asenafe Balila recently launched his Project Chris or the Community Help Response Immediate Service (Bike Patrol) in his assigned District composed of Tombod, Labit and Lapaz with the turn- over of two mountain bikes to each village.

Balila said that the project has the following objectives: immediate response for anyone who needs help, community roaming or patrolling purposes, immediate delivery of notices, summons and communications regarding barangay matters within the community, promotes use of bicycle not just as a sport but an essential, environmental-friendly  and healthy means of transportation in delivering public services, and fuel saving and a little but meaningful way of supporting the Clean Air Act of 1999. (more…)

July 12, 2019 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Panelco III to hold 31st annual General Assembly


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- The Pangasinan III Electric Cooperative (Panelco III) will be holding its 31st annual General Assembly on July 27.

This was bared by General Manager Allan G. Casem who encourages the member-consumer-owners (MCO) of the cooperative to attend in order to hear and pass the reports of the Board of Directors and the management.

Casem said that there will be five venues of the general assembly via video link- Panelco III Covered Court in Nancayasan village here, South Central School Social Hall and Event Center in Poblacion, Binalonan, Robert B. Estrella Sr. Memorial  Stadium in Poblacion, Rosales, Municipal Gymnasium in Poblacion, Tayug, and Municipal Gymnasium in Poblacion, Umingan. (more…)

July 12, 2019 at 7:44 am Leave a comment


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