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No. 1 Pinoy in sports today — Paeng, not Manny By Gerry Garcia FINALLY this historic capital town of Lingayen seat of provincial governance, will find its long-planned push for citihood a reality under the determined leadership of Mayor Jonas Castañeda. At least, hopes are high. Mayor Castañeda, finding factors supportive of his bid for […]

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The ‘auditorium’ and the capital By Gerry Garcia Two outstanding landmarks of Luzon’s biggest province, Pangasinan, stand on the coast of Lingayen town which faces its historic Lingayen Gulf: the Sison Auditorium and the Pangasinan Provincial Capitol. While these two withered the years in admirable endurance and stand out as the town’s beckoning spots of […]

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Independence granted not “proclaimed” By Gerry Garcia ON JULY 4, 1946, the church bells in the city of Manila rang loud the joyous news. While one flag was lowered, another was raised, and a new nation was born the Republic of the Philippines. This historic grant of independence from Mother America took place after almost […]

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Public toilets, public shame By Gerry Garcia GUV sues jueteng boss. Eddie Panlilio, the first ever priest-turned-governor of Pampanga, resumed realm of jueteng lord  Bong Pineda’s kingdom, is up against what the experts say are  “the odds”. In the first place, aside from Bong being a gambling boss in a province whose No. One daughter […]

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The puzzling ‘Energy Crisis’ By Gerry Garcia THIS energy crisis thing presently hounding us has left many among us scratching our heads over  the question of which of the crises thing (or problem) is being shown us — the head or tail? In short, we are puzzled, starkly bewildered. From energy Secretary Angelo Reyes, we […]

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July 4, more than Fil-Am Friendship Day By Gerry Garcia MOST practical-minded Pinoys who are well aware of the fact that their Republic was granted independence by Mother America on July 4, 1946, are understandably unbelieving of current comment that “we are now on our 110th year as an independent nation”. Meaning (or presuming) that […]

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Revival of PNR By Gerry Garcia The recent inauguration and opening of the P1.3 billion Dawel-Pantal-Lucao  Road as expected   did something to decongest vehicular traffic in downtown Dagupan, but only to a limited extent. The 4-km diversion road skirting around the traffic-bound city proper has drawn mostly private motorists and a few big buses. Downtown […]

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Pinoys work hard but never together By Gerry Garcia Our octogenarian balikbayan friend still remembers the unforgettable outburst of the late MLQ (1st president of the Philippine Commonwealth in 1935) who said he’d prefer a government run like hell by Filipinos to one that is run like heaven by Americans. Our friend then probably having […]

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Another milestone for Dagupan? By Gerry Garcia FINALLY the 4-km Dawel-Pantal-Lucao road skirting the southern side of the city proper up to the CSI shopping center in Lucao was formally opened to traffic last Friday. And this could be the result of, or in spite of, the looming curiosity in the SP where most suspected […]

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