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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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Woe is the next generation after this   By Ermin Garcia Jr. PERHAPS my fears for the future may be unwarranted and baseless but given what I am seeing today, the virulent hostilities being waged by and between ‘Dutertards’ and ‘Yellowtards’ in social media (and slowly finding their way into the mainstream media), attempts to […]

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Wanted: More data on war on drugs   By Ermin Garcia Jr. WITH hopes of seeing Pangasinan possibly as the first province in the region to be declared drug-free, there are still questions that beg some answers from the Pangasinan PNP-PDEA to assure communities that these are now safe from the clutches of drug pushers, […]

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War on Drugs, localized   By Ermin Garcia Jr. THE totally unexpected order of PDU30 pulling out the PNP from the war on drugs caught most everyone by surprise including the political opposition. What made him to do it? He’s obviously piqued, tired and mad as hell being described as a murderer over his war […]

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Three cities on the spot   By Ermin Garcia Jr. IT is, indeed, heartening to learn that our towns and cities are racing to be declared drug-free by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. Curiously, the cities of Dagupan, San Carlos and Urdaneta have not even been declared drug-free even by the Pangasinan PNP!  While this […]

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The war on drugs here is being won   By Ermin Garcia Jr. THE war on drugs in Pangasinan is definitely being won! While there are only 6 towns and 1 city that have been declared drug-free as validated by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), there are already 35 towns, out of 48, already […]

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