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FROM LINGAYEN TO SAN FERNANDO, LU? –The Lingayen Baywalk built through the initiative of Second District Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil, the Pangasinan provincial government and the Department of Tourism through its Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority is now a big boon to health buffs, tourism and, of course, to commuters rushing to their destinations. We found this out when […]

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ENJOY THE POLITICAL CIRCUS—We know election is coming when prospective aspirants for national elective posts start going to Pangasinan, one of the country’s top vote-rich provinces in the country. These past weeks, newsmen have been invited to cover the visits of Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, Senators Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito and Bam Aquino, and […]

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MEET THE NEW CONG. TOFF — In just two years as congressman of the Fourth District of Pangasinan, Rep. Christopher de Venecia has definitely transformed from lightweight to heavyweight politician in the mold of his famous parents, former five-time Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. and Cong. Gina de Venecia. This we found out once more during his […]

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HUMILIATION ENDS. Will there be peace now at the Pangasinan State University? I hope so. The clashing parties held on and fought hard. Fortunately, they soon realized only the court can put an end to the enmity.  So far, the Ombudsman and the Court of Appeals decided against Dr. Dexter Buted and co-respondent Marcelo Gutierrez […]

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DISAGREEMENT OVER UNIVERSITY PREXY –Two honorable legislators were recently in “beast mode” (a term often heard from millennials when someone is so angry). They almost figured in a fistfight during one committee hearing. It was a good thing cooler heads prevailed so they were pacified. The object of their conflict was Mr. University President. One […]

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DUMP THE LAZY AND THE CORRUPT — The appeal of Provincial Elections Officer Marino Salas on television for voters to use their right of suffrage this coming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to elect the candidates who they think can institute change in their localities is both relevant as well as timely and inspiring. He means […]

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BEWARE OF TRAINING PLANES – When I received a text message morning of March 13 about a Cessna plane that crashed in a cornfield in Barangay Linmansangan, Binalonan, the next quick thing that came to my mind was a resolution earlier passed by the provincial board declaring the Capitol Complex in Lingayen as no-fly zone […]

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NEVER MIND THE GUN, MIND THE POLICEMAN. – Policemen are expected to be marksmen. They must hit their targets even if they are expected to be trained on subduing their criminal targets, without need to fire their guns at their targets indiscriminately. During our not-so-often visits at the Sison Camp at the Pangasinan Provincial Office […]

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SO LONG PNA – The Philippine News Agency observed its 45th anniversary on March 1 at its headquarters at the 2nd floor of Media Center in Quezon City. Forty-five years ago, it was then known as Philippines News Agency. (Trivia: The letter “s” was lost in transition when the Cory government took over after the Edsa […]

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