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SHOOTING THE MESSENGER, AGAIN — PD Ronald Lee doesn’t like the way Pangasinan newsmen give importance to the information shared by a certain Eco Dangla on the armed encounter between alleged New People’s Army and government troops in San Nicolas town. The first time the clash happened on July 28, one policeman from Manaoag town […]

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MORE FACTS ABOUT RAPE –One interesting fact unraveled by Senior Inspector Ria Tacderan, chief of the Provincial Women and Children Protection Desk of the Pangasinan Provincial Police Office (PPPO) at the KBP Forum on Thursday is the fact that not only girls and women could be victims of rape but also are boys and men. Answering […]

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WHIMSICAL VIOLATION OF HOUSE RULES — The Dagupan Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) is perhaps the only legislative body in the Philippines and may be in all the democratic institutions that is holding its regular sessions on days depending on the convenience and availability of one or some of its members in gross violation of its house rules […]

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UNFORGETABLE VACATION. Ten members of a legislative body, their chief executive and five department heads were set to have their grand vacation  in Hong Kong last month. Their volunteer-sponsor for an all-expense paid tour plus an expected “something for shopping” was their chief executive. Please don’t ask me if that trip was one of those […]

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MBTF’S P13.4-M VS. MBSL’S P30-M LYING-IN CLINIC –  During the last session of the Dagupan City council on July 24 a comparison was made between the Diagnostic Center and Lying-in Clinic being built by Mayor Belen Fernandez and the ambitious but unsuccessful Maternal and Child-Care Hospital and Lying-in Center planned by the Lim administration when Vice Mayor Brian Lim discussed […]

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OPPOSITION’S 2019 PLAN DOOMED. The presence of former Dagupan Mayor Al Fernandez at the second State of the City Address (SOCA) of Mayor Belen Fernandez and his endorsement of the transfer of the Dagupan City hall send a strong message that he fully supports the administration of Mayor Belen. This belies the rumor being peddled […]

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BOARDWALK OF COASTAL ROAD?  Or cop versus cop. Or should I say police general versus police colonel? But let’s include in the battleground the Department of Public Works and Highway. It’s about the the boardwalk project of retired police general and 2nd District Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil that should be referred to as coastal road, according […]

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WRONG ARGUMENT, COUNCILOR! We can’t understand why one or two of the oppositors to the transfer of Dagupan City Hall to another site kept on talking about a supposed Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) based on alleged study by UP Planades, which they claimed to have been approved in 2003 during the administration of then […]

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