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PANGASINAN, A CRADLE OF HEROES – On the occasion of Philippine Independence Day on Monday, we dug up an old article we posted on the Internet a long time ago and which can still be accessed till today. We wrote that the province of Pangasinan attained its full independence from Spain exactly 40 days after General […]

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MR. FOREVER NO TALK  — A recent visit to Japan two weeks past once again proved what is a known fact about one provincial official. In one of the discussions I attended as a sit-in guest of one of the invited delegates for a JICA-initiated official trip for very few and selected Pangasinan leaders, I […]

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DUTERTE MARTIAL LAW VS MARCOS MARTIAL LAW – Who’s afraid of martial law? Not me, who was among the first newsmen in the province arrested by the then Philippine Constabulary (PC) when Proclamation 1081 signed by then President Marcos was implemented in Pangasinan. In fact, I spent few hours in the stockade ahead of Nestor Pulido, […]

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NO DUE PROCESS –  Was due process really observed when Carlito Ocampo, chief of the Dagupan POSO, was unceremoniously sacked as deputized agent of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) by no less than  LTO Regional Director Teofilo Guadiz III? To me, it  looks like  Ocampo was not given his day in court because a handbill with […]

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ANOTHER FIRST FROM MAYOR BELEN – The newly inaugurated three-storey evacuation/rescue center in Barangay Salapingao, an initiative of Mayor Belen Fernandez, is no doubt another first in the history of the city, coming at a time when Dagupan is about to celebrate its 70th platinum year as a city. At three floors with a concrete […]

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FIRST THE GOOD NEWS, THEN THE BAD NEWS. – The quiet illegal gambling operation in Pangasinan is facing another turbulent time, albeit temporarily. Gambling operators used to be raking in money for many years now are undisturbed. There is no Archbishop Oscar Cruz to lead a crusade against them. No survey on which towns/cities have […]

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IMPRESSIVE CLARK AIRPORT. Some members of Pangasinan media, particularly active members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, had a familiarization tour at the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) on April 21. This corner eagerly joined the tour. It was both enlightening and educational and a chance to help spread the good news that […]

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FINALLY, NO WORK, NO PAY! We thought we were seeing ghosts when even some of the frequent absentees in local legislative bodies have resurfaced and are now attending regular sessions, something they did not do often for the last nine months since assuming their posts. At first, we  surmised these folks may have finally realized what […]

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BOASTFUL ARROGANCE. Kung sinabi ni Miro, gagawin ni Miro. Kung hindi magawa ni Miro, hindi na siya si Miro.” This phrase popularized by P/Superintendent Neil Miro when he started as officer-in-charge at the Dagupan police, may have unmade Miro himself during his short stint. Obviously, he had intended it to describe his character which is […]

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