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380 -K Votes assure Abono with a seat- Comelec

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Pangasinan’s behemoth party-list group Abono is sure to win a seat for the incoming 18th Congress of the Philippines, according to the Commission on Election as collated by ABS-CBN’s run Halalan 2019 Website.

Partial, unofficial results aggregated from Comelec data as of May 18, 2019, 11:10 AM and from 86,186 of 87, 851 clustered precincts or 98.09% of Election Returns says the farmers’ party list, whose bailiwick is in the almost two million vote – rich Pangasinan, got 377, 636 (1.37%) votes.

ABONO TOP BRASS – Farmers’ Abono Party-List Group Founder and Chair Rosendo So (left) and the party’s first nominee Congressman Conrado Estrella, III.



May 22, 2019 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Restos, appliance centers flood with cash – awash voters

A voter in one of the cities in Pangasinan province could not believe that during election day and the day after fast food chains like those internationally franchised Jollibee and McDonald and appliance centers were flooded with enthusiastic customers.

“First time ganito ka dami pila ng tao na mukhang madami galing sa squatter areas.

P5,500 richers itong mga siste. Madami sila pera today,” cited by Butch Tolentino to those high spirited folks who queued in those franchised stores.


Pakurong is Pangasinan term for dole outs in cash or in kind that candidates give to voters surreptitiously in the eve of election day.

Each of the rivals for the mayorship derby gave P2,500 and P3,000 each to the delighted voters who were seen at the streets at late night of May 12 and wee hours before the May 13 election day waiting for the signal to claim their thousands of pesos through a security featured stub given by the bagmen of the candidate who wielded an ultra violet light (UVL) that checked their authenticity.

A city mayor receives roughly P120, 000 a month for a three years’ term in a public office.

Both candidates in this city are not only affluent, that is an understatement, but super rich son of a gun! (more…)

May 22, 2019 at 7:26 am Leave a comment

Lambino: Set aside politics, service first to our people


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

LINGAYEN- “Let’s set aside politics and give service first to our people.”

This was the answer of Vice Governor-elect Mark Lambino when asked by media men on how he will deal with re-elected Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III, considering that they are not party mates.

Lambino talked with reporters after his proclamation by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) last May 16 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s Session Hall.


NEW VICE GUV OF PANGASINAN The Provincial Election Board of Canvassers proclaims Vice Governor – elect Mark DG Lambino for winning the vice gubernatorial post against former 3rd District Board Member Angel Baniqued Sr. at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall last May 16. (Contributed Photo)

“The first obligation of a leader, whether elected or appointed, is to serve the people. If the programs of the leader in the other party are for the good of the people, there is no reason why we could not work together and support each other,” Lambino said.

Lambino, who was the running mate of Alaminos City Mayor Art Celeste who lost his gubernatorial bid, won overwhelmingly against seasoned politician and lawyer Angel Baniqued Sr. in an uphill political battle in Pangasinan. (more…)

May 21, 2019 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

Celeste loses to Espino, thanks Pangasineses

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ALAMINOS CITY- Mayor Arthur F. Celeste, who tried his luck for the gubernatorial seat of Pangasinan during the mid-term elections on May 13, lost to incumbent Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III after failing to get the nod of the 1.9 million voters of the province.

Celeste ,who ran under the Nacionalista Party with a battle cry of political chance and reforms in the province, lost by around 200,000 votes against Espino who ran for his second term.

Celeste said it was an uphill battle for the political post from the start of the rigorous campaign and tried his best to reach out to Pangasinenses by going to the villages to let the people be aware of his advocacies and plans for a better Pangasinan.

“It was not an easy campaign as I was fighting against the political giants in Pangasinan. They have money and political machinery to bank on. I only offered myself as an alternative candidate for the gubernatorial post to effect change and reform in the province,” Celeste said. (more…)

May 21, 2019 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

EDITORIAL: Pagpupugay sa mga nanalong kandidato sa Pangasinan

Ang patnugutan ng Northern Watch ay naghahatid ng nasa pusong pagpupugay sa lahat ng mga nanalong kandidato sa buong Pangasinan mula gobernador hanggang sa mga kagawad ng Sangguniang Pambayan at Panglungsod.

Bagamat sa mga nagdaang kampanya ay hitik ng mga maaalab na kampanya hanggang sa salitan ng mga maaanghang na mga salita sa mga magkakabilang kampong partido, nanaig pa rin ang pagkahinahon ng mga sumusuporta sa mga kandidato kaya’t matiwasay na naidaos ang halalan noong Mayo 13.

Puno pa rin ng mga alegasyon sa resulta ng nagdaang halalan.Puno pa rin ng mga paratang tungkol sa pagbibili ng mga boto. Kailan pa bang nagkaroon ng malinis na halalan sa buong bansa? Ayon nga kay Pangulong Duterte ang pagbibili ng boto ay isa na sa mga nakasanayan tuwing halalan sa Pilipinas. Hindi na yan mag-iiba. Hindi na iyan mawawala kahit may mga isinagawa ng Department of interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP) at Commission on Elections (Comelec) na hakbang upang masawata ito. (more…)

May 21, 2019 at 8:09 am Leave a comment

MAGANES: The die has been cast

The mid-term election is over. The Pinoys have spoken through their ballots. While many candidates are now wallowing in despair of losing, there are those triumphant and victorious candidates who made their successful bids at the polls. Some of them emerged as winners not because they are deserving for the posts they have ran for, but through the usual tactics of vote buying, black propaganda, mudslinging and other political squid tactics against their opponents. But that is how politics works in Pinoylandia.

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In Pangasinan, Alaminos City Mayor Art Celeste who ran for the gubernatorial post lost against the incumbent Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III. His low key campaign strategy did not sit well with the Pangasinenses although in the early campaign days he gained so much support and strength. He lost not because he did not campaign well but due to other factors that voters could only tell. From the start of the campaign, he was already the target of annoying black propaganda linking him to illegal drugs to the extent of destroying and vandalizing his campaign materials. He’s still a winner in the sense that he gave a good fight banking on his political launching pad of change and Pangasinan for All. (more…)

May 21, 2019 at 8:02 am Leave a comment

Guico trashes Espino

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

The challenger was unfazed by the size of the political machine and the black propaganda used by the supporters of the electoral titan and still beat him in the congressional derby.

“I just backed up my campaign with positive campaigning. I was never affected by the negative propapaganda, the poison letter. I never smeared, (hindi ko)  sinisiraan ang aking opponent. So it’s just a positive way of campaigning,” Binalonan Mayor Ramon “Monmon” Guico, III said of his victory against Pangasinan Fifth District Congressman Amado T. Espino Jr.

Guico was proclaimed on May 14 by the Provincial Board of Canvassers of the Commission on Election (Comelec) at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in Lingayen town.

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Espino was considered as an astute marquee politician who vanquished the province’s political elites in the gubernatorial races like the spouses Jamie and and nine-year Governor  Victor Agbayani, former First District Congressman Hernani Braganza, and then incumbent 5th District Representative Kimi Cojuangco. (more…)

May 19, 2019 at 8:49 am Leave a comment

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