BALON DAGUPAN NEWS
MOVIES FOR EVACUEES — Children watch movies provided by the Balon Dagupan Mobile Library after being evacuated together with their families to the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome due to rising floodwaters spawned by heavy rains dumped by Typhoon Luis. (CIO photo by Mitz Cresencio)
BALON DAGUPAN NEWS
ANOTHER US SISTER CITY — A city sisterhood agreement is in the offing after the Dagupan City delegation led by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, paid a courtesy call on Duarte City Mayor Tzeitel Paras Caracci, (2nd from right) a Dagupeña, who readily accepted Dagupan’s invitation to sign a twinning agreement, during the delegation’s US trip last week. With the mayor are Councilors Jigs Seen and Joey Netu Tamayo. (Courtesy of Councilor Joey Tamayo)
BALON DAGUPAN NEWS
RECOGNITION FROM NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE – Dante Pescador (left), Provincial Statistics Officer, awards two certificates of recognition to Mayor Belen T. Fernandez and City Civil Registrar Digna Liwanag during the weekly flag raising ceremony last September 8. The award was given in recognition of the Civil Registry Office’s outstanding performance and delivery of civil registry programs and services. The local registry office garnered 5th and 8th places in 2012 and 2013, respectively. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)
SP RES. NO. 159-2012
SISON—Former fifth district representative Mark Cojuangco chided the members of the provincial board of Pangasinan asking them to review their “no to tree cutting” stand given what they had approved in 2012 the province’s Environment Code allowing “the removal of existing trees and structures affected by road widening within the right of way”.
Provincial Board Ordinance No. 159-2012 “An Ordinance Enacting the Pangasinan Environment Code of 2012” passed on July 2, 2012, authored by then Board Member Von Mark Mendoza and signed unanimously by the entire board and approved by Governor Amado Espino Jr. contained this provision.
Lingayen- -The first council meeting of the re-organized Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) was held, September 16, with Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. and Dangerous Drugs Board Secretary Antonio “Bebot” Villar leading the panel with an objective to fully intensify all efforts to address the dangerous drug menace in Pangasinan.
Gov. Espino, chairman of Pangasinan PADAC, identified five important things to consider in dealing with the social menace as he said that the solution is a concerted effort among leaders, concerned agencies down to the lowest unit.
DAY CARE WORKERS FLANK GOV. ESPINO & 2 CONGRESSMEN. Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. (seated, 2nd from right), ABAKADA Partylist Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz (seated, center) and 2nd Dist. Cong. Leopoldo Bataoil (seated, 2nd from right) flash the number one sign during the Day Care Workers (DCW) General Assembly at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center in Lingayen last September 12. Gov. Espino expresses his support to the passage of Magna Carta for DCWs which will accord security of tenure, regular salaries and social benefits to qualified DCWs. A similar assembly was also held in Bolinao in the afternoon of the same day which was also graced by Cong. Jesus “Boying” Celeste. /GDM
Catholic Social Media National Summit. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (extreme left), presents the plaque of appreciation and gift to Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. (2nd from left) during the opening of the two-day Catholic Social Media National Summit held at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center in Lingayen last September 13 attended by Catholic Social Media Specialist from all over the country.
LINGAYEN– The province has been recording an average of 18 child abuse cases annually.
Thus was disclosed by through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) head Emil Samson.
These child abuse cases range from rape including incest, trafficking, and other emotional and physical abuses.
Samson, however, was quick to assure that the number of cases does not translate to the worsening level of child abuse cases.
FROM BJMP QUIRINO
TAYUG—Three of the four inmates who escaped from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Cabarroguis, Quirino last September 10 were recaptured here and in San Nicolas town this province Wednesday.
Chief Inspector Brendon Palisoc, police chief here, said Robert Afan, 23, single, resident of Aurora West, Diffun, Quirino was nabbed at 6:00 a.m. of Sept. 17 after he tried to take a motorcycle of his victim identified as Joelymar Pangangaan, resident of Barangay Libertad this town at gunpoint. Recovered from the suspect is one caliber 9mm Taurus marked as BJMP property.
2014 UCAAP Jimmy Fernandez Basketball Challenge
DEFENDING champions Lyceum Northwestern University Dukes survived International College of Excellence Maharlika searing surge at endgame to eke out a pulsating 85-83 victory and to stay in the hunt for a third title in the 2014 UCAAP Jimmy Fernandez Basketball Challenge held on September 18 at Dr. Salvador T. Duque Fieldhouse in Tapuac, Dagupan City.