Can we trust this man? By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. I WAS surprised to receive a call from Seato Gonimil, chief de mission of Dagupan City’s delegation to the Region 1 PRISAA Games. He was fuming mad as he reported that the general services officer of Dagupan City, named Ed Magno, did not live up [...]
Text power By Marifi Jara QUELIMANE, Mozambique–We joined several million others here last week in registering our Mozambican pre-paid mobile SIM cards. Good thing there was already a facility to do it online because it would have been a stressful experience joining the long queues in the phone company’s office. The registration is required. If [...]
The One By Emmanuelle SHE grew up worshipping the ground he walked on. Oh, well, she did not exactly worship the ground he walked on, like light candles, burn incense, chant hymns while gyrating around his footprints. The ground is what you and I confront when we trip and we fall flat on our faces. [...]
PHASE III SUSPENDED LINGAYEN–The completion of the Agno River Flood Control Project faces the possibility of being delayed interminably after the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has reportedly pulled out as funding source for the project’s Phase III. Board Member Ranjit Ramos Shahani, in a privilege speech last Friday before the provincial board, said officials [...]
LINGAYEN–Police Provincial Director Rosueto Ricaforte has given his guarantee that the police will not allow jueteng to resume in the province, including the guerrilla operations of the illegal numbers game. Ricaforte said while the provincial police force have their hands full with other matters, monitoring jueteng operations remains a top priority for them.
TYPHOON “Juan” left Dagupan City with P31 million damages worth of damages in agriculture and fisheries, and prompted the evacuation of 219 families consisting of about 2,000 people. The city could have availed of national assistance and affected families and property-owners would have been entitled to file for calamity loans but those opportunities were lost [...]
ELECTIONS IN DAGUPAN–Voters stream in and out of the West Central Elementary School, the designated polling place for Barangay1, during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections last October 25. Only 12 barangays were able to hold the voting as scheduled that day after 40,000 ballots went missing. The 19 other barangays in the city held [...]
THE elections in all the 31 barangays of Dagupan may have eventually been done with last week, but investigation is still ongoing at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila on how some 40,000 ballots and paraphernalia for the city got lost and had to be replaced. Dagupan City Elections Officer Remarque Ravanzo, along with [...]
OLD FAMILIAR FACES IN DAGUPAN SEVENTEEN incumbent punong barangays in Dagupan City will continue for another term after winning a fresh mandate in the last Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections held October 25 and 27. Also elected are seven former punong barangays and seven former kagawads in their respective barangays.
SAN CARLOS CITY–Two candidates in barangay Turac here got 573 votes each but they know too well that only one will sit as barangay chairman. As neither candidate is ready to concede, their individual fate as winner and loser will finally have to be determined by a “draw-by-lot”.keep looking »