BALON DAGUPAN NEWS
MORE than 1000 kids in Barangay Calmay were given free baths last February 25 as part of Mayor Belen Fernandez’s “Balon Dagupan, Healthy Dagupan” program on health and wellness.
The ‘Healthy Dagupan Libreng Paligo para sa mga Bata’ is a joint project of the LGU and multinational Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the same company that partnered with the city government for the “Waste to Worth” project in the city.
“NO politics involved,” was the curt reply of former Fifth District Rep. Mark Cojuangco to a query about the use of excise tax in his district when he was the congressman.
Speaking to newsmen Thursday after the formal inauguration of the Dagupan Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, he denied giving dole-outs from excise tax.
Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. on February 24 led the presentation of awards to outstanding employees and best performing offices of the provincial government for the exemplary performance they have shown in their work.
The outstanding workers received their recognition through the Employee’s Awards and Recognition ceremonies held at the Sison Auditorium here.
Gov. Espino thanked the 171 awardees for doing their best efforts in providing service to the public as he congratulated everyone for the good job they have shown.
DepEd Pangasinan II emerges as the over-all champion in the recently concluded Region I Athletic Associations (R1AA) Meet last February 20 in Manaoag town. Pangasinan II amassed 88 gold; Ilocos Norte, 41gold; La Union, 37; Pangasinan I, 30; and Urdaneta City, 21 gold medals. Representing Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. in the awarding rites were BM Liberato Villegas, Exec. Asst. IV Ramon Morden and Provincial Sports Director and Exec. Asst. III Modesto Operania. Receiving the trophy for Pangasinan II was Schools Division Superintendent Viraluz Raguindin accompanied by Sports Division Supervisor Enrique Macayan, Asst. School Supt. Shiela Marie Primicias and other school officials and was witnessed by Manaoag Mayor Kim Amador and DepEd Regional Dir. Teresita Velasco. /GDMoran
Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. (seated, 4th from right), Board Member Ranjit Shahani (seated, 3rd from right) and Provincial Employment and Services Office (PESO) Manager Alex Ferrer (seated, 3rd from left) flash the number one sign with members of Pangasinan Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) family associations during the awarding of start-up assistance worth a total of P160,000 at the Pangasinan PESO building in Lingayen last February 24. The third batch of recipients is a program of the provincial government in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). /MVSadim
BUGALLON—A sexagenarian grandmother was arrested in a buy-bust operation Wednesday night in Barangay Magtaking this town.
Nabbed was Mina Camaesa, 62, widow, resident of Palinar St., Barangay Magtaking, whose name is included in the target list as a drug peddler in the town.
Seized from her were two transparent plastic heat-sealed sachets containing shabu, P600 marked money and other drug paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, five persons were also apprehended in separate buy-bust operations in Calasiao, San Carlos City, Sta. Barbara and Dagupan Cty on the same day. (Tita Roces)
FEELING LUCKY— Dominic Perez of Sto Tomas town, blushes feeling lucky as he gets surprise twin kisses from two Ronda muses after winning the 138.9 km 5th stage of Ronda Pilipinas that ended in Dagupan City last week. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS
MANGALDAN— The first mountain bike challenge in Pangasinan, “Bike the Dike”, wil be staged in Mangaldan on March 7 here to promote the town’s newly established bike trail as the initial stage for the its planned Eco-Park project.
The 15- kiloment bike trail, traversing six barangays, was carved along the Angalacan River where the planned Eco-Park will be developed.
AFTER the Laoac cycling on March 4, some 60 amateur cyclists will be at the starting line for the 23rd edition of Werweran ed Mangaldan bikefest on March 8.
Dubbed this year as the “VM Casupang Cycling Cup,” the 90-kilometer road race during the celebration of its town fiesta will start and finish at Barangay Buenlag of the town.
The event will run in three categories, the ex-pro and amateur division, master and grandmaster classes with a maximum of 60 contestants. Cash prizes, medals and trophies are at stake. The race will be sponsored by Excellent Noodles and supported by the town’s veem Manuel M. Casupang. (JAG, Jr.)
2015 R1 ATHLETIC MEET
THE elementary level boys team of the Dagupan City delegation bagged the gold medal in its conquest of the Pangasinan II squad, 90-76, in the recently concluded Region 1 Athletic Meet, at Manaoag.
While the Dagupan City secondary level boys and girls quintets settled for silver medals after they lost to defending champion Batac City, 78-82, and by Pangasinan II, 68-96, respectively.