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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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Waste segregation is here By Ermin Garcia Jr.   AT the rate things are going, it’s likely that many Dagupeños will wake up one morning to see their unsegregated garbage floating around their homes, with all the stench permeating through their doors and windows soon as floods hit the city. I say this because it […]

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Anguish of Fallen 44’s families By Ermin Garcia Jr.   I HAVE a footnote on the day the nation, particularly the families of the Fallen 44 (or  Gallant 44) SAF me-mbers who were massacred two years ago in Mamasapano. Arranged by Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, the bereaved families had the opportunity to have a dialogue […]

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Legalizing 5-6 lending By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE campaign of the Duterte administration contra 5-6 lending is sorely misunderstood.  The campaign is not about arresting lenders but simply prodding those that made it their business to register their activity, and pay the taxes due the government. In fact, by launching its campaign, the government […]

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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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