Punchline

Mandatory drug tests By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IF there’s anything that makes this year’s barangay and SK elections memorable and significant, it is the introduction of two electoral policies, albeit unofficial: The posting of a list by the PNP that identifies, exposes and discredits incumbent barangay officials seeking reelection who were determined to have […]

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G Spot

Liket (Happiness) By Virginia J. Pasalo   WHAT makes you happy? We all have a barometer for what constitutes happiness, in the same manner that the World Happiness Report (WHR) and the Gallup Poll have defined theirs. We are a happy lot, according to the WHR 2018, which ranked the Philippines 71st out of 155 […]

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Sports Eye

Unsurpassed Pangasinan cycling records By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. WHENEVER a Pangasinense wins a national cycling tour, our national sports scribes always say that our province is the hotbed, breeding ground or the cradle of Philippine cycling. Yes, they’re absolutely right. But unknown to many (except my age and cycling contemporaries), especially the young ones, […]

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Pangasinan ed inagew-agew

 IGSAY Nën Melchor Espeleta Orpilla IGSAY – (pamalinawa/verb) say masyadon idiking o iyuko na akaalagëy a too, paalagëy (building), abong odino antokaman a bëngatlan akaalagëy, a ngalngali lan natumba. Saray malís to/its conjugation/inflection: immigsay, oniigsay, onigsay. ALIMBAWA: 1.      Immigsay ira’y angakatagëy iran paalagëy ëd Dagupan nën yimmëgyëg na 1990. 2.      Asikaso […]

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Random Thoughts

NOEL VS RICO —With malice towards none, with charity for all, please permit me to discuss the platform of Manuel “Noel” Bumanglag, the candidate for Barangay Chairman under the team Balon Bonuan Gueset, whose personal slogan is “All is well kay Noel”, and of incumbent Kapitan Rico Mejia Why only Bumanglag and Mejia despite the […]

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Punchline

Narco list and nasty rumors By Ermin Garcia Jr.    NOW that the initial narco list of barangay officials is out, woe is the incumbent barangay official whose name is included. He/she will not have the opportunity to clear himself/herself of the government’s allegation. Such is life. It’s not fair. But woe, too, to this […]

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Playing with Fire

Are you running for ‘Kupitan?’ By Gonzalo Duque   MARAMI ang impressed sa skyrocketing trend of business in Dagupan. Kitang-kita ng lahat ang naglalabasang malls at supermarkets sa ating ciudad. And Mayor Belen Fernandez is getting all the praises for it. You and us know that she is in the mall business, as overseer of […]

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