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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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Thinking the unthinkable By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE notion of change has not permeated mindsets of our province’s 1,334 barangay kapitans. Where things stand for most, they are either still in complete denial about the impact of President DU30’s war on drugs in the country, or simply believe they are still God’s gifts to […]

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Spines and the veterans By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IF there is one legacy that former Gov. Amado Espino Jr (now 5th District congressman) will surely be remembered for, it was his vision to memorialize not only the heroism and patriotism of Pangasinan veterans during the WW II, but the dramatic event in January 9, […]

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Open letter to PPPO By Ermin Garcia Jr.   WE had wanted to update our readers this week on the status of the war on drugs in the province but a new bureaucratic policy at the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office prevented us from doing so. We asked for an update on drug-free barangays in towns […]

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Untold stories about war on drugs By Ermin Garcia Jr.   BEFORE we move on to 2017, I need to point out serious misimpressions being conveyed about drug of war by supposed human rights groups and the Catholic Church. Two weeks ago, Rappler came out with a summary of the war on drugs, focusing on […]

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The sloppy cowards By Ermin Garcia Jr.   FIRST of all, I must apologize for the blunder of my staff that appeared in our last issue. I refer to our headline story about Rep. Amado Espino Jr.’s manifestation to abide by the Sandiganbayan’s suspension. Horror of all horrors, when I directed the use of Cong […]

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More questions than answers By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THANKS to Dagupan’s new City Legal Officer Atty. Vicky Cabrera, finally, we heard from the city legal office about the fate of illegal fish pen owners, something that never happened since Mayor Belen Fernandez assumed office. I can only agree with her view that to file […]

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