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July 7, 2024

MBTF: Dagupan is winning despite 7 obstructionists

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MAYOR BELEN’S ‘TELL-ALL’ SOCA

MAYOR BELEN’S ‘TELL-ALL’ SOCA -- A feisty Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez was the image of a steely political leader when she delivered her State of the City Address during the session of the  Manlincor ya Kalangweran at the CSI Stadia. She pulled no punches in exposing her detractors who obstructed and sabotage all…
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NEDA OKs Tri-City Ferry Service across Lingayen Gulf
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Road height proposed by city engineers prevail
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Pangasinan language included in Google Translate
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Motorcycle riders, tricycle drivers, cyclists must wear reflectorized vests soon
Inside News

BOYS WANTING TO BECOME MEN

BOYS WANTING TO BECOME MEN – Grade school and high school boys are drawn to the two-day medical mission for their circumcision, organized by the Dagupan City government in cooperation with the UST Medical Missions, Inc. and CSI Group of Companies, Inc. service at West Central Elementary School 1 in Dagupan City last week. (Punchphoto…
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MBTF: “I’m seeking reelection, not a congressional post”
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Dagupan COMELEC: Voter registration in barangays next
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Breast cancer is highest in Pangasinan
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MEDICAL MISSION IN BARANGAY MALICO
Business

MISSING SUMMER BEACH FUN

MISSING SUMMER BEACH FUN -- Local residents and tourists are already missing the sights and dragon boat and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rides along the beach in Lingayen. (Punchphoto by Cesar Ramirez)
Business
Bayambang extends its compressed four-day workweek indefinitely
Business
No worries if Metro Clark landfill closes, there’s Holcim
Business
COA gives Villasis-LGU unqualified opinion
Business
WATERLESS HOUSEHOLDS IN THE CITY
Peace and Order

Alaminos barangay kagawad shot dead

A barangay kagawad of Victoria, Alaminos City was shot dead by a still unidentified suspect in the afternoon of July 3, 2024 at the village’s covered court. The victim, Recto Tabua alias Romeo, 57, was sitting inside the covered court when he was attacked by the suspect. The suspected gunman…
Peace and Order
POLICE REPORTS
Peace and Order
Urdaneta LGU employee shot dead, another wounded
Peace and Order
Couple drown in Burgos’ “death pool” tourist spot
Peace and Order
Dead baby abandoned in Lingayen

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Editorial

by Editor

July 8, 2024 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Easier said than done

LAST week, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines issued an official statement affirming that “it stands with the Filipino fishermen who are only exercising their right to a livelihood inside our own Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). And, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines also supports the legitimate stand of the…
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July 8, 2024 in Punchline

“And now the end is near…”

By Ermin Garcia Jr.    THE 7 epaLiFes’ arrogance must have totally taken over every cell in their brains for them to believe that they have pushed Mayor Belen Fernandez back to the wall and far enough that she won’t have no other choice but to meet them on their…
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Out of the fire

by: Gonzalo Duque

July 7, 2024 in Out of the fire

All about money

By Gonzalo Duque    I don't know if a reconciliation is still possible between the group of Mayor Belen and the seven magnificent  councilors. I have it on reliable source that the seven would like to have a share in  the pie of whatever funds the city may have for their own…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

July 7, 2024 in Random Thoughts

Obstructionism with lies

By Leonardo Micua   LAST week, the majority in the Sanggunian was again virtually caught lying through the skin of its teeth. It claimed a "carried motion" that ordered the city secretary “to fix the order of the minutes of sessions”  in the written manifestation customarily being submitted by the majority before…
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July 7, 2024 in G Spot

The piano

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   I’M moving. At least most of the things I treasured. It took a year to contemplate on the decision. My mind was almost ready, but my body dragged. I can recall transition points in my life, but not the physical movement of things. They were…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

July 7, 2024 in Andromeda's Vortex

The ‘Buyables’

By Farah G. Decano   SOME of those who were invited to the recent State of the City Address of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez intentionally did not attend. They complained to their respective community handlers that they did not receive any padulas from Mayor Belen and even threatened to shift…
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Newsy News

by: Eva C. Visperas

July 7, 2024 in Newsy News

Lesson 101 on Supplemental Budget

By Eva C. Visperas   AFTER the regular Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) session in Lingayen last Monday, we had our usual short interview with its presiding officer, Vice Gov. Mark Ronald Lambino. This, after Appropriation Ordinance No. 2 titled “An ordinance enacting Supplemental Budget No. 2 Calendar Year 2024 of the…
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June 30, 2024 in Sports Eye

They came, they saw, they conquered

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   SANS doubt, I believe the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) owned by former senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is one of the major national sporting events in the country today. Records show that our beloved province already produced standouts in Philippine basketball: Marlou Aquino and…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

July 5, 2024 in Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

Looking for America

By Rex Catubig   MY reluctant American journey took 8 long years of my mother's life. She had to shuttle back and forth from Dagupan to Los Angeles to maintain her petitioner status--10 months there and 2 months here. It was hard on her because she was used to living…
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Life with my lens

by: Art Valenzuela

January 14, 2023 in Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection, Punch Gallery

A PHOTO ALBUM OF “PROMDI” LANDSCAPES

Photos and short narrative by Art G. Valenzuela I would consider myself as one lucky guy as I am both a city boy and a “promdi” who has access to both city life (as in Dagupan City and Metro Manila) and rural-provincial life. Every week – coming from either Dagupan…
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Sunday Life

by: Norman Valenzuela

April 27, 2024 in Punch Gallery, Sunday Life

Dagupan City Hall 1960s

Through Lolo’s Lens: Dagupan in the 60’s By Norman Valenzuela MY Lolo Marcial was the official photographer for The Manila Times. He preserved his collection of vintage black and white camera shots which has become the source of inspiration for my father, Art G. Valenzuela, who pursued a career in…
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Punch Forum

Open letter to Mayor Belen

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Greetings Mayor Belen Fernandez – My name is Victor Reyno Junio, a resident and a registered voter of Sitio West America, Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City. I have now returned to Canada after my 5 months stay in our City. I am blessed and privileged to have 2 countries I call…

UPDATE FROM THE SUNDAY PUNCH ONLINE TEAM

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To further improve on the online security of our readers, recent changes have been made to the “x-frame-Options”; for the website https://punch.dagupan.com/ , that runs on the popular WordPress  platform. (The “x-frame-options” HTTP header is used to control whether or not a browser should be allowed to render a page…

WEAKENED WAWA BRIDGE

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WEAKENED WAWA BRIDGE - A part of the Wawa Bridge, renamed Romulo Bridge, collapsed when two loaded dump trucks, one loaded with aggregates and the other fertilizer- crossed at the same time 3:17 p.m. last Thursday, halting vehicular traffic between Bayambang, Pangasinan and Camiling, Tarlac.  (Punchphoto by Butch UKa)

Concerned about COVID-19 cases

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Magandang araw po! Ako po si Christian Mark V. Rico, isang mag-aaral sa pampublikong paaralan sa Dagupan. Sumulat po ako upang ipaalam ang aking saloobin tungkol sa mga kaso ng COVID-19 dito sa ating bayan. Nakita ko po na mas dumadami ang gumagaling sa COVID kesa sa pagdami ng kaso.…

Re: Solution for Dagupan City flooding, garbage in three years

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Dear Mr. Garcia;   I visited your office Sunday Punch and got interested in your column (Punchline) about garbage of Dagupan City. There is a solution to solve this perennial problem of the city I had proposed this to the newly elected young Lim. Now, clearly my proposal will not…
Governance

ANG KAUNA-UNAHANG DIABETES SUMMIT SA DAGUPAN

UNLISERBISYO SA DAGUPAN ISINAGAWA ang kauna-unahang Diabetes Summit na magbibigay ng libreng lectures on diabetes, blood pressure test, weight & height assessment, blood sugar, cholesterol, triglyceride, electrocardiogram (ECG), ABI foot screening at bone screening, sa mga mahihirap na Dagupeños. Ito'y naging posible sa pagsasanib-pwersa ng LGU-Dagupan thru City Health Office,…
Governance
UNLISERBISYO SA DAGUPAN
Governance
4Ps BENEFICIARIES RECEIVE CASH CARDS
Governance
ANOTHER USEFUL TECHNOLOGY FOR DAGUPAN
Governance
MALUED TO OLD DE VENECIA HIGHWAY ROAD PROJECT NOW UNDERWAY
People & Events

POLITICAL FRIENDS FOREVER

POLITICAL FRIENDS FOREVER – Former 4th District Congressional Rep. Gina de Venecia and Mayor Belen Fernandez exchange notes on public reaction to the latter’s delivery of the State of the City Address, refuting rumors that the mayor will contest Manay Gina’s plan to return to her post. Both political leaders said their…
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Pangasinense earns award from Phil. Science HS
People & Events
Urdaneta District Jail’s event raised P95k for fund PDLs
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PRIDE MONTH IN PSU
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ULIRAN INA 2024
Overseas

Five Fil-Am organizations chosen for humanitarian works

FIVE non-profit Filipino-American organizations that fulfilled their role in serving mankind made the list of top organizations recently selected by the Pangasinan Brotherhood-Association-USA based in Los Angeles, California, and other associations. They are United Specialist Healthcare Foundation (USHF), APO Global Foundation, PBA-USA, Kalayaan, Inc. and Philippine Disaster Relief Organization (PeDRO)…
Overseas
Women head USA’s Pangasinan Brotherhood Association
Overseas
Fil-Ams celebrate Pangasinan labor leader’s day in LA
Overseas
Pangasinan Brotherhood USA observes 45th anniversary
Overseas
United Pangasinanes of America, Inc. 52nd Inaugural Banquet and Ball
Sports

Pangasinan nips Muntinlupa, 87-84, in MPBL tourney

THE Pangasinan Heatwaves shocked the Muntinlupa Cagers in a down-to-the-wire thriller, 87-84 in the 6th MPBL season last June 28, 2024 at the FilOil EcoOil Arena in San Juan City, Metro Manila. The Heatwaves had to buck off a slow start, only shooting 6-15 from the field while the Cagers leaned on Gabriel Capacio’s 8-point early eruption to finish the opening quarter with a lead, 17-14. Pangasinan’s newly-acquired…
Sports
Umingan NHS rules Baguio Youth Volleyball tourney
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QC upsets Pangasinan, 78-74
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Belen: NO to ‘Boss Iron Man Motorcycle Endurance Challenge’
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