The opportune time

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27 Oct 2014

 

Re: Ombudsman indicts Governor, 14 others

The chickens are coming to roost at Urduja. ___ The sleeping giant of an indictment has fallen on the heads of Pareng Spines, Rafael “Excuses” Baraan, and a few closer-than-close … okoyocoys … who are seen hanging tight on Pareng Spines coattails.

THE ISSUE IS ALIVE AND KICKING . . . .

Like an old stubborn Missouri mule, it kicked the living daylights of Amading and Paeng, to which to their wide-eyed surprise, they believed this alleged engagement in corruption was over and done with. ___ Not really, it’s only hibernating to be awaken at an opportune time.

THE OPPORTUNE TIME . . .

It’s only the first item dug out inside the Sanctum Santorum of Urduja, and some more are to follow, and the dreaded of all is reported ill-gotten wealth of Pareng Spines amounting to … P900M pesos taken from – jueteng – vigorish in Pangasinan. ___ With Arcinue, the bagman ready to testify, it could be tighter-than-tight a pussycat’s ass he couldn’t escape, and with the possibility it would be used to hang him.

THE POLITIK OF POLITICS . . .

Could it be true Marco Cojuangco have a hand in this savage attack this blood letting? ___ It can be denied there’s no connection with his declared candidacy, however, the talking wires are hot even how speculative they maybe, that to silence … Pareng Spines … is to put a dynamite up his butt.

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About The SUNDAY PUNCH

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The SUNDAY PUNCH was founded in July 5, 1956 in Dagupan City, Philippines by the late Ermin Erfe Garcia as its editor-publisher. Shortly before he was murdered in his editorial office last May 20, 1966 in Dagupan City, THE SUNDAY PUNCH was cited as the Best Edited Provincial Newspaper in the Philippines by the National Press Club and Esso Philippines.

Ermin Jr., the only son of the late editor-publisher assumed management of the paper in 1968 after graduating from college. The newspaper has since been cited by the Philippine Press Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for excellence in journalism, particularly in economic reporting, editorial writing, reporting on environment and photojournalism. It was also cited in a UNESCO report as one of the 10 most successful community newspapers in Asia.

In 1997, The SUNDAY PUNCH, in partnership with BITSTOP, became the first Filipino community newspaper to have its online version. Through the years, the SUNDAY PUNCH has maintained its commitment to serve the information needs of overseas Pangasinenses with the help of overseas Kabaleyans who join the PUNCH KABALEYAN CLUB.

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1971 – Provincial Newspaper of the Year
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1997 –Best in Science and Technology Reporting Weekly
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1998 –Best in Environmental Reporting Weekly
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Manila

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SP Frontpage October 26, 2014 issue

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PUNCHITERIA

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Editorial

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Spare the Bayambang pupils

IF there is one Public Private Partnership project that has evidently gone awry, it is the project that involved the transfer of the Bayambang Central School to a new site.

While the local government, the private partner and the Department of Education sort out their differences, the fate of the more than 2,000 pupils of the school suddenly hangs in the balance. The pupils and their teachers now face the prospect of being evicted all because commercial and political interests suddenly became irreconcilable owing to legal complications that had risen, and has required judicial intervention.

The decision of Mr. William Chua, the private investor, to issue an ultimatum to the Bayambang government may very well be considered fair if one considers the context of the agreement he entered into. However, to make the defenseless pupils and their parents and teachers as his hostages makes his tact virtually terroristic. For Mr. Chua to demand the immediate eviction of the pupils who had no part in the agreement is both contemptible and condemnable, to say the least.

Mr. Chua, who willingly entered into the agreement with the local government, should direct the consequences or penalties for the default solely to the latter. In this case, he can opt to file damages against the government equivalent to his investment or compel the government to pay monthly rental over a mutually agreed period but to evict the pupils outright will justify a violent outrage by the communities not only in Bayambang but in the whole province.

Make the PPP work but spare the intended beneficiaries. They had nothing to do with it.

 

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The debate

IT is foolish enough for Jojo Binay to continuously ignore invites to attend the ongoing Senate probe on alleged overpricing of the Makati City Hall parking building while he was mayor of Makati.  In his absence, he gets to be bashed in wild abandon. And then this, Binay challenging Sen. Trillanes to a debate.  Obviously, Binay is piqued as Trillanes, part of the three-man Blue Ribbon Sub-Committee together with Senators Cayetano and Pimentel investigating Binay’s alleged ill-gotten wealth, seems harshest on zeroing in on Binay’s alleged luxurious farm in Rosario, Batangas.  Trillanes, a soldier and a jailed coup plotter a decade back, accepted Binay’s challenge.

But what good will the debate do to Binay?  Save his ass from flak all over?  We doubt.  And will it quench the people’s thirst for truth?  The main issue, lest we forget, is did Binay commit corruption?  The Senate probe can provide the answer, not the debate.  Never.

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Punchline

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Surprise indictment

EFG

By Ermin Garcia Jr.

 

FRANKLY, the news out of the Ombudsman’s office indicting Guv Spines and Administrator Raffy Baraan floored me, for that meant a delay or worse the cancellation of the golf course project in Lingayen that I know will certainly attract more domestic and Asian tourists.

I even felt I spoke too soon when I boasted to some golfing friends in Manila that they can look forward to teeing off at the Lingayen golf course being developed today by the Espino administration. Like many, I surely had no inkling that behind the scenes, the Ombudsman continued to weigh the evidence that yielded probable cause for the filing of the complaint against him and others for violating the country’s anti-corruption law.
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Think about it

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Politics and media for progress

Jun Velasco

By Jun Velasco

 

“He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show an ungenerous spirit,” Demosthenes

 

WE are all witnesses to the sour side of a love affair or marriage gone wrong.

We are referring to the “chismis”—news item on the infidelity of Gov. Edgardo Tallado on his pretty wife, Josefina, who, the governor suspects, uploaded in the internet showing him and his “mistress in the nude and masturbating.”

That was “gross,” says Mrs. Tallado’s lawyer, Lorna Kapunan.

Not given to voyeurism, we opine it should really take some uncanny toughness from either spouse for a marriage to survive “the slings and the arrows of outrageous fortune.”
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Playing with Fire

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Don’t trivialize the dot on a white sheet

Gonz Duque

By Gonzalo Duque

 

FIRST, the good news muna.

How can we help enjoy the taste of victory in the recent clash of the titans (local titans lang naman) in the recent 2014 Universities and Colleges Athletic Association of Pangasinan Jimmy Fernandez Basketball Challenge at the LNU Gym?

Our Dukes convincingly thrashed UPANG-Phinma’s team, 93-49. It’s a whopping margin, and we congratulate Coach Angel Gumarang and our inspired players to high heavens!

We also thank UPANG-Phinma President Chito Salazar for being there, a great sportsman and educator.

For a while we thought the International College of Excellence (ICE) players under President Danny Lim would stain the name of sportsmanship in these parts when they felt so down from a long 3-point shot made by Mr. Catabay he did in the middle of the court and threatened to walk out.
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