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Relevant but misplaced context By Ermin Garcia Jr.   I DO find the homily of Archbishop Soc Villegas last Maundy Thursday before priests in the Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese timely and relevant. I share his observance that Godliness among laity seems to be waning, and the felt indifference of parishioners appears to be growing. This truly is […]

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Fr. Soc’s thoughts By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE country just observed the Holy Week but I’d like to give way to Archbishop Soc Villegas’ thoughts last week about observance of Holy Week. In case you missed it, his thoughts are relevant and useful to the older generation that clings to traditional ways of observance, […]

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Who wants barangay elections? By Ermin Garcia Jr.   OUR province’s congressmen have found themselves in a dilemma over the suggestion of President Duterte to again postpone the barangay elections and allow him simply to appoint or designate barangay officials, particularly, kapitans! They know too well that their constituents have been looking forward to an […]

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Kapitans in drug watch list By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IN our issue last week, we reported the busting of a drug den in Barangay Minien West, in Sta. Barbara town and the arrest of six by PDEA and local police. Apparently, the drug den has been operating over the years or during the lull […]

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‘Anti-poor’ syndrome By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IF you’ve been up to speed with the current events, particularly the barrage of criticisms leveled at the Duterte administration for its adamant position to continue the war on drugs and the restoration of the death penalty, you will note that the much abused and trivialized phrase invoked […]

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Why I am pro-death penalty By Ermin Garcia Jr.   EVERY time a discussion in a group or among friends leads to the issue on death penalty, I’m almost always asked whether I support the call for the restoration of death penalty or not. My reply – a categorical YES, I support! The threats to […]

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Well-placed Pangasinenses By Ermin Garcia Jr.   HERE’S a piece of good news that should warm the cockles of hearts of Pangasinenses, and at the same time, a case for transparency on the part of The PUNCH. Know that there are now three Pangasinenses in the Motion and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).  Rachel […]

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