SP OKs transfer of Dagupan City Hall

FINALLY, IT’S DONE A NEW building for Dagupan’s City Hall is expected to rise soon in the next 24 months in Barangay Pantal. This became evident after the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) finally passed on Wednesday two resolutions, amidst heated and months-long tedious and emotional discussions, over the controversial transfer of the city hall from its […]

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BEACH CLEAN-UP

BEACH CLEAN-UP — Provincial government employees and officials join personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and civic volunteers in combing Lingayen Beach to clean and clear it of debris and trash in observance of the International Coastal Clean-Up last Friday, September 15. Why can’t have the observance every day? (Punchphoto by Cesar Ramirez)

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PNP: 26 towns declared drug-free

SUBJECT TO PDEA VALIDATION IF the trend in the campaign against illegal drugs continues and sustained, the Pangasinan Police is confident that the whole province can be declared drug-free. According to P/Chief Inspector Norman Florentino, spokesman of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office, 26 municipalities earlier declared as drug-free by their respective towns and Anti-Drug Advisory […]

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50 drug personalities finish rehab, livelihood training

CALASIAO COMMUNITY-BASED REHAB PROGRAM FIFTY self-confessed drug users and pushers in Calasiao town have completed the community-based rehabilitation program and received certificates in simple ceremonies. P/Superintendent Charlie Umayam, Calasiao police chief, said the 50, the first batch of the 403 that surrendered, have also undergone the livelihood and skills development training program organized by the […]

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Dasol, Bayambang enact anti-firecrackers ordinances

LINGAYEN—It’s the start of the “ber” months, the time for merry-making but this time without use of firecrackers. The provincial board of Pangasinan in regular session on Sept. 11, approved the municipal ordinances passed by the Sangguniang Bayan of Dasol and Bayambang’s banning the manufacture, distribution, and sale of firecrackers, providing penalties for violators. The […]

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STL in Pangasinan hopes to eradicate illegal jueteng

URDANETA CITY—The Small Town Lottery (STL) operation in Pangasinan hopes to finally eradicate the jueteng, the old yet popular illegal numbers’ game that survived numerous attempts by government and church to stop it. Lyn Ang, representative of Golden Go Rapid Gaming Corporation, the lone franchisee of STL in Pangasinan, told local newsmen that their operation […]

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San Nicolas declared 6th drug-free town

THREE MORE EXPECTED THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) finally declared the town of San Nicolas as the 6th drug-free town in Pangasinan last Thursday, September 7. PDEA Regional Director Tacio awards the drug-free certification to San Nicolas Mayor Saldivar and Vice Mayor Joel Luansin during the signing and declaration of drug free municipality. PDEA […]

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PDEA explains delays ‘Drug-Free’ certification

STRICT COMPLIANCE REQUIRED IF the validation of declarations of towns as drug-free by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is slow, it is because local governments fail to either submit documentary requirements or resolve pending issues. This was pointed out by PDEA Provincial Officer Dexter Asayco in an exclusive interview by The PUNCH amid observations […]

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NTAC to be formed for a ‘drug-free Pangasinan’

LINGAYEN – Various agencies and offices in Pangasinan expressed support for the formation of the National Tokhang Advocacy Coalition (NTAC), a sub-component of the National Coalition of Sectoral Force Multipliers and Advocacy Support Groups, to help sustain peace and order efforts of the government, particularly the war against drugs, for a drug-free Pangasinan. P/Chief Inspector […]

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