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GALANG’S MYSTERIOUS DEPARTURE – Newsmen and kibitzers are abuzz lately about a recent political development in Calasiao town. Reason is the resignation of Vice Mayor Ferdie Galang from his elective position. Galang won in the 2016 elections. A week before Galang’s resignation letter was submitted to the local office of the Department of Interior and […]

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LAST HURRAH FOR FIRECRACKERS. With only three days more to go before New Year’s Eve, the nationwide ban on firecrackers is now too late in the day to implement. President Rodrigo Duterte, we were informed, is not keen on implementing the ban this year, noting the huge investments of businessmen in the fireworks and firecrackers […]

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SILLY AND STUPID. The silly rumor that Mayor Belen will be suspended was, to me, nothing but a sick joke if not a cheap political maneuver unleashed by certain quarters probably with sick minds (what else?) in a bid to sow intrigue and shoot down Belen’s continuous rising popularity amid her many glowing accomplishments for the city. They can always try but they won’t succeed. Just scan many uplifting comments by her […]

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DEPICTING THE BIRTH OF CHRIST – If Tarlac has its Belenismo, Dagupan City, has its Paseo de Belen with 20 big crèches intricately crafted by city folks from indigenous and recycled materials displayed along de Venecia Highway Extension. I was there during its opening on Dec. 7. I patiently waited for the guests. I was […]

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THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND THE PEDESTRIANS –  The motorists and pedestrian traffic lights installed at the corner of A. B. Fernandez Avenue, M.H. del Pilar Street and Arellano street no doubt excited many motorists and pedestrians in the city who may not be used to these things before. Thanks to Mayor Belen for her wisdom […]

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KERWIN’S & RONNIE’S REVELATIONS— Ronnie Dayan is now being hailed as the newest sensation among drivers throughout the country as the real epitome of “Basta driver, sweet lover” because of his affair with one of the most powerful women in the country today. But levity aside, Dayan’s testimony before Congress may not be enough as […]

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KERWIN ESPINOSA’S WORD— Hopefully, lightning will not strike twice on the Espinosas now that suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinoza is finally back from Abu Dhabi where he was in hiding for months. Remember that Kerwin’s father, Rolando, mayor of Albuera, Leyte, was shot dead inside his cell at the Leyte sub-provincial jail by elements of […]

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