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Three cheers for the motivated women By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THIS corner joins the Dagupan City government in toasting the four barangays who went beyond expectations and not only cleared their barangays of illegal drugs but set reform standards in their respective barangays! But I am exhilarated even more knowing that three of the […]

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War contra epal By Ermin Garcia Jr.   WAR CONTRA EPAL. The recent ruling of the Ombudsman suspending Asingan Mayor Heidee Chua and Vice Mayor Carlos Lopez Jr . for being ‘epal’ should finally tell all elected officials, from the barangay kapitans, to councilors, mayors, board members, congressmen to the governor, no less, that there […]

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Wanted: Fastest Judge Alive By Ermin Garcia Jr.   WITHOUT speculating on how the ongoing preliminary impeachment proceedings at the House of Representatives (HOR) on the case of Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno will end, the discussions in the last two hearings pointed to the unchecked abuses of discretion by Supreme Court justices […]

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Failure of governance By Ermin Garcia Jr.   WHAT do Bayambang, San Carlos City, Malasiqui and Lingayen have in common? They have the highest incidence of dengue and diarrhea cases in the province! The implication here is their local governments are all seriously wanting in promoting health and sanitation in their areas, if not completely […]

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Stop that noise! By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IF there is one ordinance that is sorely needed in Dagupan City and in other cities in Pangasinan, it’s an anti-noise pollution ordinance that specifically addresses noise emitted by motorcycles, cars, jeeps, vans and buses, firecrackers, etc. Dagupan City Ordinance No. 1879-2006, authored by then Councilor Jake […]

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Mega Dagupan City   By Ermin Garcia Jr. DON’T look now but the Dagupan City government is breaking barriers in governance. Who would have thought that after 4 years, the city’s P300-M budget would triple! Note that appointing figures for the budget cannot be whimsical; it must prove that it has the capacity to produce […]

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