ESPINO-CALIMLIM IN LANDSLIDE VICTORY LINGAYEN—After gaining a third and final term in another landslide victory, Gov. Amado Espino Jr. said he is open to reconciliation with his political opponents as he pledged to pursue his administration’s priority projects. “We are very open to reconciliation to everybody,” said Espino in a press conference after his proclamation [...]
THE six who will represent Pangasinan in Congress for the next three years have been officially proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), some without much ado and one with a persistent opposition. First to be proclaimed was re-electionist 4th District Rep. Gina de Venecia, then four other women representatives: Rosemary Arenas of the 3rd [...]
2nd TERM FOR MANAY GINA—4th District Rep. Gina de Venecia (center), joined by her husband former House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. (right), is proclaimed winner for a second term in office in the afternoon of May 14 at the Provincial Capitol by (from left) Schools Division Supt. Viraluz Raguindin, a member of the Provincial [...]
COMELEC HELPLESS BINMALEY—Unless the economy improves and the poor have more productive sources of income, vote buying will continue as in the just-concluded midterm elections. Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer, who cast his vote here in his hometown last Monday, made this assessment amidst accusations from opposing candidates of massive vote buying [...]
BINMALEY—Pangasinan’s senior citizens and youth eagerly participated in the midterm elections last May 13, casting their votes for local government positions and 12 senatorial slots. There was Emiliana Aquino who went to her designated precinct for her ballot despite being frail and suffering from poor eyesight at age 79.
STO. TOMAS—This town comes down in Pangasinan history for being the first and only municipality with an entire slate of candidates without opponents in the May 13 elections. All the unopposed candidates — mayor, vice mayor and eight councilors — were officially proclaimed winners by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) municipal board of canvassers at [...]
URBIZTONDO—Who said it can’t be done, or that nobody will dare do it? For the first time in Pangasinan, and perhaps in the country, a citizen’s arrest was effected against two men from this town who were suspected of violating the election law.
IT’S not just the liquor companies and sellers, but also the police, who are glad about the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court (SC) on the five-day liquor ban in relation to the May 13 election. Senior Inspector Ryan Manongdo, spokesperson of the Pangasinan police provincial office (PPO), said while they would [...]
LINGAYEN—A motion has been filed before the Commission on Election (Comelec) First Division in Manila seeking the suspension of the proclamation of 2nd District Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil and his brother, Lingayen Municipal Councilor Ramon Bataoil, should they win in their respective re-election bids.
THE father-and-son team of re-electionist Mayor Benjamin Lim and Brian Lim, candidate for vice mayor, under the Nacionalista Party (NP) face possible disqualification and recall of proclamation if it is proven that they have been holding bingo games during their campaign rallies.keep looking »