INFANTA—A bus of the provincial government was sent to Manila on Thursday to fetch the five fishermen rescued in the South China Sea after their fishing vessel capsized at the height of Typhoon Emong on May 7. They were met at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and joined by their grateful relatives on the trip [...]
ANDA–The mayor of this island municipality, one of the hardest hit by Typhoon Emong last May 7, decries the absence of any assistance from the national government almost a month after the calamity. “I don’t understand the national government why wala pa siyang sinasabi kung ano ang gagawin nila sa amin,” Mayor Nestor Pulido said [...]
ALAMINOS CITY–Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada, a leader of the opposition, belittled the administration’s Lakas-Kampi merger, saying that it is nothing but a new “publicity” gimmick as the two parties have always been under the control of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “As far as I’m concerned, isang partido lang yan. Kung ano ang sinasabi ni GMA [...]
LINGAYEN— Murals painted by amateur artists in the perimeter wall of the Police Provincial Office (PPO) impressed and delighted Police Director General Jesus Verzosa, chief of the Philippine National Police. “The murals depict the various activities of the Philippine National Police and how they should cooperate with the community which is part and parcel of [...]
STA. BARBARA—The “Feed and Read to Lead” program, initiated by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1976 and organized by the local police municipal government here, continues to get support from various sectors. In the most recent session held May 23, JC Hardware, a dealer of construction materials, co-hosted the program participated in by [...]
Provincial officials have expressed alarm over the high drop rate, now estimated at 47%, among elementary graduates who are not pursuing secondary education in public schools, particularly in areas within the Pangasinan 1 Schools Division. Vice Governor Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, told Dr. Aurora Domingo, schools division superintendent of Pangasinan 1 [...]
STA. BARBARA–Municipal authorities here intervened Wednesday afternoon to reunite a five-year old girl with her father after the latter’s mother-in-law took custody of her without the father’s consent. The girl’s mother is reportedly working abroad.
CONSTRUCTION of the Seafood Processing Plant in Dagupan will definitely start on July 2 and is targeted for completion within 10 months, according to Dagupan City Agriculturist Emma Molina. “We are on schedule and we are still confident that all that we agreed upon in the final negotiation last January will be met,” Molina said.
DAGUPAN, a city famous for being the bangus capital of the world, also has, unknown to many, a thriving rice producing sector with 16 hectares of land that is irrigated year-round. The city’s areas bordering the town of Calasiao, particularly Tebeng and Mangin, have suitable land for planting palay and other crops, according to City [...]
SISON–A Taiwan-based charitable institution, Aihu Foundation Inc., has sponsored a program to promote computer literacy among adults here on wheels. Some 350 adults had their graduation rites on Tuesday after completing the program “Computer Van Aralan” which Aihu, undertook in cooperation with the Sison municipal government and the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA).keep looking »