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May 26, 2024

SP further delays action on new supplemental budget

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DAGUPAN’S WHITE ELEPHANT

DAGUPAN’S WHITE ELEPHANT -- Dagupeños are beginning to believe that the unfinished “new” city hall will remain an eyesore for a long time since work on the building has been suspended by the contractor R.A. Matias Construction, appointed by the previous Lim administration, and was reportedly paid P42-M. The current Fernandez administration said it…
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Dagupan City among top 1,000 global urban economies
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P476k worth of shabu seized in Alaminos, 4 HVTs arrested
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Cayetano’s leadership in 2 Senate committees augurs well for Pangasinan
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Opposition continues to block 3 vital ordinances, 5 resolutions
Inside News

TRAINING FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE

TRAINING FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE -- Officials of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in the different barangays and campus leaders from colleges and universities in Dagupan City attend the “Connecting Communities: Exploring Financial Literacy, Health, and Harmony for Youth Leaders” seminar at the Dagupan People's Astrodome with lectures on PhilHealth Membership, Lingkod Pag-IBIG’s Financial inclusivity…
Inside News
“Pangasinan mayor” helped Bamban mayor operate POGO?
Inside News
PAGASA clarifies: Still not rainy season despite rains, thunderstorms
Inside News
COVID-19 precaution in effect at Dagupan City Hall
Inside News
Next elevation project: From Tapuac Road to Perez Boulevard
Business

EARLY MORNING RISERS

EARLY MORNING RISERS -- Fishermen at Tondaligan in Bonuan, Dagupan City prepare their boats for an early morning ride to the Lingayen Gulf to cast their net for the day’s catch. The gulf, a rich fishing ground provides livelihood to fishing communities in the province of Pangasinan. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
Business
Oversupply of mangoes hit growers’ profits
Business
Further increase in price of rice expected
Business
Pangasinan to supply 4,180 bags of grade salt fertilizers to PCA
Business
Decorp’s May 2024 billing shoots up
Peace and Order

PDEA nabs 2 HVTs, seize 1.3-M shabu

TWO high value targets for drug peddling were arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in a buy -bust entrapment in Barangay Tombor, Binmaley town that yielded P1.3 million worth of suspected shabu. PDEA Pangasinan Provincial Officer Rechie Camacho identified the suspects as Herodotus Marquez aka Dodo, 59,…
Peace and Order
HVT nabbed with 50 grams of shabu
Peace and Order
Three drug pushers arrested in Dagupan
Peace and Order
Trained PDLs sell veggies from farm
Peace and Order
Housewife in Bayambang arrested for drug trade

Opinions

Editorial

by Editor

May 27, 2024 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

PNP’s false notion of Freedom of Information, Privacy Act

IN this issue is a story titled “Three drug pushers arrested in Dagupan,” that we find its information wanting - the names of the arrested suspects were deliberately withheld by the PNP Regional Office. We thought the omission was due to security matters involving the drug operations. It was not.…
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May 27, 2024 in Punchline

PNP and privacy of arrested suspects

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IN our editorial this week, we called attention to the misguided policy of the PNP that it is its responsibility to protect the privacy of arrested suspects caught in the act of committing a crime. PNP said the names of arrested suspects should not be…
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Out of the fire

by: Gonzalo Duque

May 27, 2024 in Out of the fire

I am my brother’s keeper

By Gonzalo Duque    I CITED Barangay Captain Sidney Lomboy of Tapuac as a different breed of barangay captain in my last week’s column. I was proud of him. However, I inadvertently omitted to cite others who also received commendations for their outstanding performances as barangay captains, particularly, one special barangay…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

May 26, 2024 in Random Thoughts

Another ‘secret’ junket trip soon

By Leonardo Micua   WHILE it has been raining sporadically in some parts of the country, it is still hot and humid in Dagupan City and Pangasinan after every little rainfall. It means summer is still here and its hot air has not completely exited. Could this be the reason…
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May 26, 2024 in G Spot

Dragging

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   YESTERDAY, I dragged my foot to go the SM North to buy a hose connector. It was six o’clock, traffic was not bad, and public transport was easy, despite the fact that most workers would be going home around that time. I found what I…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

May 26, 2024 in Andromeda's Vortex

Of Ghosting, Caspering and Wokefishing

By Farah G. Decano   I ENCOUNTERED the term “ghosting” for the first time when actors Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson broke up.  I wondered what the word meant when applied to them. As explained later by those in showbiz circles, it means abruptly ending a relationship by sudden disappearance…
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Newsy News

by: Eva C. Visperas

May 26, 2024 in Newsy News

A welcome move by PBBM

By Eva C. Visperas   THE decision of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to end the School Year 2024-2025 on April 15 reverting to the old school calendar is a commendable decision, especially considering the extreme summer heat. This is actually a significant step toward reverting to the traditional June-March school…
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May 26, 2024 in Sports Eye

Heatwaves still down with 2-6 win-loss card

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   PANGASINAN’s booming town Calasiao under the leadership of the town’s sports-minded Mayor Kevin Roy Macanlalay hosted again the country’s famous amateur basketball league, the MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) for the third time last May 18 that featured our provincial quintet called “Pangasinan Heatwaves.”…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

May 26, 2024 in Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

The sari-sari store as National First Aid Station

By Rex Catubig   IT has withstood change: defying passing time, current lifestyle; and the emergence of a generation with different pov’s, tastes and preferences. Come hell or high water, it stands as the last bastion of status quo. Stubborn as the weed, it finds ways to sprout and gain…
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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

DAGUPAN CITY, NAKIKIISA SA “KALINISAN SA BAGONG PILIPINAS PROGRAM”

UNLISERBISYO KAISA ang Dagupan City sa pangunguna ni Mayor Belen Fernandez sa programang KALINISAN (Kalinang at Inisyatiba para sa Malinis na Inang Bayan) ni Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, katuwang ang iba’t ibang government agencies at lokal na pamahalaang lungsod sa layuning pagkaisahin at hiyakatin ang bawat mamamayan sa pagsusulong ng…
Governance
2,050 4Ps MEMBERS TO RECEIVE CASH GRANTS
Governance
BFAR FISH CAGE PROJECT FOR FISHERFOLKS
Governance
‘PH’s BEST BOWLERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP GINANAP, DITO SA DAGUPAN!
Governance
BANGUSINE GOES ASIAN!
People & Events

KING OF KOMIKS

KING OF KOMIKS -- The illustration works of National Artist for Visual Arts Francisco V. Coching are on display at  Dagupan SM Center in Dagupan City. Coching, also known as the “Dean of Philippine Comics Illustrators”. Some of his well-known works include "Hagibis," "Barbaro," and "El Indio." His comics were so popular that…
People & Events
Baguio Sangguniang Panlungsod benchmarks Pangasinan
People & Events
PHOTO OPS WITH ROSIE
People & Events
Sen. Bong Go opens 2nd Malasakit Center in Pangasinan
People & Events
New KBP chapter officers inducted to office
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 falls to Biñan, 72-75 in MPBL

THE Pangasinan Heatwaves failed to defend their homecourt advantage against the Biñan Tatak Gel Beast in a thrilling match, 72-75 last May 18 at the Calasiao Sports Complex. The recent blow marked the sixth loss of Pangasinan against only two wins in the 6th MPBL tourney. In the opening frame, the Heatwaves was off to a cold start,…
Sports
San Carlos Archery Club shines in LU archery tourney
Sports
Caloocan edges Pangasinan, 66-65 in MPBL
Sports
1-Ramon Guico III National Karatedo Open kicks-off
Sports
Barredo earns podium finish in Youth Boys Division
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