BINIBINING BARANGAY—Sarah Leanza Gabrillo of Barangay Caranglaan (center), crowned Bb. Barangay 2011 of Dagupan, is flanked by the ladies of her court (from left) Karol Pauline Celino (Mayombo), 3rd runner-up; Elika Shamma Terrado (Lucao), 1st runner-up; Ariane Floressa Dizon (Herrero-Perez), 2nd Runner-up; and Rosette Manuel (Pogo Grande), 4th runner-up, during the Search and Coronation Night [...]
AT the culminating event of this year’s city fiesta, three outstanding Dagupeños were given recognition for their respective achievements that have brought pride to Dagupan. Two balikbayans – Philip de Vera, a famed hairdresser to the stars, and Richard Gubatan, founder of the public safety workers linkage cause group Mistah Foundation – were awarded plaques [...]
FOR the first time, several Dagupan employees who have bowed out from service at the compulsory retirement age of 65 were given recognition during the Employees’ Night on December 23, one of the events for the city fiesta celebration. The plaques of recognition distributed by Mayor Benjamin Lim were “in recognition of the retirees’ invaluable [...]
CONJOINED TWINS–Medical workers attend to the conjoined twins born on the night of December 28 at the Region I Medical Center (RIMC) in Dagupan City. One of the babies is currently in critical condition and both are under close monitoring. (Punchphoto by Cesar S. Ramirez) Back to Homepage
A CONJOINED twin was born at the caesarian section of Region 1 Medical Center at 9:00 p.m. on December 28. The mother, 22-year old Charita Prestoza from Urdaneta City, named her newborns Sarah and Grace, a conjoined twin with two heads, two hearts, two legs, two spines and two livers.
THE suspect in the brutal slaying of a barangay councilman of Gueset, Mangaldan has surrendered to the police on the evening of December 29. The victim, Danilo Evangelista, 31, also manager of the Globe Telecom Center in Nepo Mall in Dagupan City, was found at the Tondaligan Beach by a beachcomber in the early morning [...]
MOUNTAIN SANTAS WE all know that song. And who does not know Santa Claus, one of the most popular symbols of the Christmas season? Santa has come to symbolize giving and the joy of gifts, especially for children. Up in the mountain city of Baguio, the University of the Philippines Subol Society (UPSS) Baguio Chapter [...]
DISCRIMINATORY AGAINST LOCAL MEAT URDANETA CITY—Another case of delayed reaction. The hog farmers in Northern Luzon have a reason to cheer the recent decision of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) to begin confiscating imported frozen meat in local stores, but they are not cheering.
THE successful breeding in captivity of the dojo fish, also known as weather loach (misgurnus anguillicaudatus), at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Dagupan will be soon be taught to fish farmers in Sagada, Mt. Province where an abundance of the specie already exists.
DAGUPAN city’s veterinary office has assured consumers that double-dead or ‘botcha’ meat would not enter the public market even at the height of the year-end celebrations. City Veterinarian Fernando Banchiran said his office has been regularly inspecting distributors and the overall assessment of meat in the market shows that vendors are complying with rules set [...]keep looking »