Sinag bewails slow  action vs smugglers


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
ROSALES – The chief of the anti-smuggling group Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura lamented the snail-paced action of the government against those charged for smuggling of sugar in Zamboanga and rice in Manila.
There is no Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) ng Department of Finance yet, and the filing of the cases is delayed,said Sinag chair Rosendo So.
He said the DOF is still formulating the IRR of the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016, a non-bailable crime, that would penalize a smuggler who  sneaks his shipment in two places.
“If an importer ships to Davao and to Poro Point, the shipment should be added to get the total volume shipment. It does not mean that if the shipment in each port is only P9.9 million , the smuggler is not liable for economic sabotage,” he said.

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May 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm Leave a comment

DAGUPAN UNDERGOES EVALUATION FOR 2017 SGLG


DAGUPAN CITY – For the third time, this City underwent yet another assessment as a candidate for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) 2017 award by the Regional Assessment Team (RAT) headed by Assistant Regional Director Victoria Ramos of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 1 on May 16.

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2017 SGLG ASSESSMENT – Members of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) 2017 Regional Assessment Team (RAT) headed by Assistant Regional Director Victoria Ramos (4th from left, seated) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 1, along with Hope Ordoño (4th from right, seated) and Mario Samoranas (3rdfrom left, seated), joins Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (center, seated) and the city’s department and division heads for a posterity shot on May 16 at the city museum as the city underwent yet another assessment as a candidate for the SGLG for the third consecutive time. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

This City was conferred the SGLG award in 2015 and 2016 and is looking forward for its third straight SGLG award this year.

Ramos disclosed that considering the many projects and programs of the local government under the stewardship of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, there can be no doubt that the city will not clinch its third SGLG award. (more…)

May 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm Leave a comment

‘Incompetence’ hurts bridge workers


By Mortz C. Ortigoza
LINGAYEN –Pangasinan 2nd District Engineering Office’s District Engineer Rodolfo Dion said the primary cause of the mishap that hurt four workers was the incompetence of the foreman who instructed his personnel to tear down first the iron trusses of the San Jose Bridge in Barangay Baay  here.
“The contractor took hook, line, and sinker the explanation of the foreman who is not an engineer, to demolish first the iron trusses that resulted in the collapse of the bridge, “Dion stressed.
He explained that without a reinforcement from the trusses, the  concrete pavement could  not hold the weight of the bridge, the workers, and the crane.
This incident happened early this year.
Dion said before the tragedy, he told the contractor to cut first the concrete before demolishing the trusses.
 But he said there were no legal consequences but the contractor paid for the hospitalization of the laborers.
Those injured were Vivencio Conise, 57;  Kenneth Castro, 21; Roberto Llanillo, 38; and Bartolome Aqui, 48.
 Reports said the workers were demolishing the San Jose Bridge in Barangay Baay when the accident occurred.
Dion also said that the demolition in the Basing River here was not under the supervision of his office but under the regional office of the DPWH in San Fernando City, La Union.

May 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: Bakit mahalaga na baguhin ang mundo?


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 “Dati ay sinikap ng mga pilosoper na ipaliwanag ang mundo. Subalit ang mahalaga’y baguhin ito.” deklarasyon ni Marx noong 1845:
 
May 5 ang birthday ni Karl Marx. Two hundred years ago nang isinilang siya.
 
Si Marx ang bumuo ng teoryang kontra sa kapitalismo.
 
Ang mga nag-aral ng Marxismo ay matutunan materyalismong diyalektiko na isang tool sa  pagsuri sa kasaysayan.
 
Sa pagsusuri lumalabas na ang pribadong pag-ari o private property at ang kahirapan ay may relasyon.
 
Kapag wala kang private property… mahirap ka!
 
Kailangan pa bang ipaliwang iyon.
 
Kailangan pa bang ipaliwang ang private property? Kailangan pa bang ipaliwanag ang kahirapan?
 
Ang dapat at baguhin ang katayuan ng mga mahihirap.
 
Sa pmamagitan ng paggamit ng materyalismong diyalektiko ay matututunan na may dalawang uri sa lipunan… ang may private propery at ang walang private property.
 
Ang uri ay class sa English. Kaya mayroon tayong narininig na tinatawag na class struggle.
 
Ang class struggle ay ang kalagayan ng lipunan kung saan nagbabanggaan ang mayroon at ang wala. Nagbabangaan ang mayaman at ang mahirap.
 
Ang mahirap, dahil sa kawalan ay lakas paggawa lang ang puhunan para mabuhay at sila ang nagiging proletaryado.
 
Ang mayaman, dahil sa kayamanan ay may ari ng factors of production at sila ang nagiging kapitalista.
 
Ang labor o lakas paggawa ng proletaryado ay kailangan ng  kapitalista para makagawa ng produkto.
 
Ang pagsasamantala sa manggagawa ay makikita kung pag-aaralan ang halaga ng produkto at ang sahod na ibinigay ng kapitalista.
 
Dahil sa pagsasamantala ng kapitalista sa mangagawa at laging magkakontra ang dalawa.
 
Ang dulo ng pakikibaka ng manggagawa ay lumaya sa pagsasamntala ng kapitalista.
 
Mahalaga na baguhin ang mundo para happy ang mahihirap.
 
ASec MOCHA USON. Appointed Assitant Secretary sa Office of the Presidential Communications Operations Office si Mocha Uson.
 
Taga-Pangasinan si ASec Mocha. Naging Judge sa Tayug si Oscar Uson ang tatay ni Mocha. Pinatay ang tatay ni Mocha sa panahon ng Arroyo Administration. Ang suspect na mastermind sa pagpatay kay Judge Uson ay isang mayor.
 
Kaliwa’t kanan ang bira sa pagkatao ni Mocha na Pangasinense.
 
Bakit walang statement of support na ibinibigay ang Pangasinan sa kapwa taga-Pangasinan?
 
Ang appointment ni ASec Uson ay dahil sa utang na loob ni mayor Rody.
 
Dahil kailangan may showbiz sa mga rally ng mga pulitiko ay nag-volunteer ang Mocha Girls na magperform sa mga rally ni Mayor Rody.
 
Iyong ibang kandidato ay may mga showbiz personalities din ginamit, yong iba may bayad.
 
“Utang na loob ko ‘yan sa kanila because they offered their services free at the time wala akong pera because they believed in me. Now, it’s my time to believe in them,” sanbi ni Mayor Rody.
 
May laman daw ang ulo ni ASec Mocha kung makikipag-usap ka sa kanya.
 
“You can listen to her, you can debate with her, tingnan mo ang Facebook and she can have a very structured mind. So what’s the problem? Every Filipino should deserve a chance or whatever,” dagdag ni Mayor Rody.
 
Puede din Mocha for president. Another Pangasinense for president!
 
“‘Yang pagsasayaw niya, hanapbuhay ‘yan (Dancing is her profession). There’s no law which says if you expose half of your body with shorts and a bra, you are disqualified from being the president of the Philippines,” sabi ni Mayor Rody.
 
Para kay Mayor Rody, qualified si ASec Mocha.
 
“There’s nothing wrong with the woman or the girl. She’s bright; she’s articulate,” sabi ni Mayor Rody. 
 
SECRETARY CAYETANO. Foreign Affairs Secretary na si Senator Alan Peter S. Cayetano. Pirmado na ni Mayor Rod yang appointment papers niya.
 
Sure, na mabilis lang na makakapasa sa confirmation process sa Commission on Appointments.
 
Ang tanong, sino ang susunod na Senator Cayetano?
 
Si Congresswoman Pia Cayetano ba? Or si Mayor Lani Cayetano?
 
First term ni Cong Pia sa House of Representatives at naka-12 years siya sa Senado habang last term naman ni Mayor Lani.
 
KA CHITO STA ROMANA. Ipinaliwanag ni Ka Chito na ang One Belt One Road at ang Philippine Claim sa West Philippine Sea ay magkaibang isyu.
 
Ang linya ng Philippine government sa anumang usapan ay national interest muna bago ang lahat.
 
Kung may common good, eh di wow! Tuloy ang usapan.
 
 “…proceed from our own national interest under the banner of an independent foreign policy,” sabi ni Ka Chito. “Where there are areas of convergence, we will proceed,” 
 
Si Ka Chito ay dating nasa national Democratic Movement na nanirahan sa China.
 
ARAW NG MGA INA! Share ko na lang po ang lyrics ng isang awit para sa mga Nanay. Ang title po ng kanta ay Sa Ugoy ng Duyan na isinulat nina Levi Celerio at Lucio San Pedro.
 
Sana’y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako’y nasa duyan
Sana’y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako’y nasa duyan
Refrain:
Sa aking pagtulog na labis ang himbing
Ang bantay ko’y tala, ang tanod ko’y bituin
Sa piling ni nanay, langit ay buhay
Puso kong may dusa sabik sa ugoy ng duyan
Sana’y di nagmaliw ang dati kong araw
Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni nanay
Nais kong maulit ang awit ni inang mahal
Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako’y nasa duyan
Sa aking pagtulog na labis ang himbing
Ang bantay ko’y tala, ang tanod ko’y bituin
Sa piling ni nanay, langit ay buhay
Puso kong may dusa sabik sa ugoy ng duyan
Nais kong matulog sa dating duyan ko, inay
Oh! inay
 

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May 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

CRASH VICTIM


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 A Philippine Air Force(PAF) soldier stands guard beside the casket bearing the remains of A1C Joseph de Leon(inset) at their residence in barangay Estanza, Lingayen last May 9. De Leon is one of the three PAF personnel who died in a helicopter crash last May 4 in Tanay, Rizal. De Leon was laid to rest last May 10.CESAR RAMIREZ

May 15, 2017 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

Asingan holds CLUP public hearing and consultation


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
ASINGAN- Mayor Heidee Ganigan-Chua led the municipal officials here during a public hearing and consultation on the approval of the proposed Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) before leaders and representatives of the town on May 8, 2017 at the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall.
Chua was joined by Vice Mayor Carlos Lopez Jr. and all the members of the Sangguniang Bayan to explain the contents of the proposed CLUP to the townspeople.
” Because of fast changing times and the present  land use of the town rendered obsolete, it is high time to update it to conform with the development scenario of Asingan,” Mayor Chua said.
She said the proposed land use will chart the progress of the town especially on the use of agricultural, commercial, institutional, residential and industrial spaces.
” We need to determine new specific usage of the land including its zoning. This is also a means to entice would-be investors in the future,” she said.

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May 15, 2017 at 7:31 pm Leave a comment

  264 drug surrenderers complete spiritual counseling


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- There is life after the use of illegal drugs.
This was the core of the 24 sessions on spiritual counseling, which was undertaken by the Association of Christian Churches of this town, whose pastors and ministers serve as chaplains of the drug surrenderers.
Out of 732 drug surrenderers here, 264 completed the spiritual counseling and received their certificates of completion last April 28 at the town’s covered auditorium.
The spiritual counseling is a local community-based rehabilitation program in partnership with the Christian churches, village officials and the Villasis Police Station to provide a new life’s direction of the drug surrenderers.
Recall that on February 2017, the municipal government led by Mayor Nonato S. Abrenica launched Aksyon ng Barangay Konseho Kontra Droga (Abakada) Program to support the war on illegal drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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May 15, 2017 at 7:23 pm Leave a comment

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