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April 8, 2024

Opposition dads reject MCH anew

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ABET-ABET ED TONDALIGAN

ABET-ABET ED TONDALIGAN—The traditional scene depicting the meeting of the Risen Christ and Mother Mary marking the end of the observance of the Holy Week is replayed at the Tondaligan Beach in Dagupan City led by Archbishop Socrates Villegas. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
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20 LGUs suspend classes owing to high heat index
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Pangasinan records 3 pertussis cases
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FINALLY A TWO-WAY STREET AGAIN
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3 projects of past administration placed under special audit
Inside News

HOLY WEEK VACATION

HOLY WEEK VACATION – Thousands of visitors from different  towns in Pangasinan and nearby provinces flock to Tondaligan Beach to beat the summer heat on Holy Saturday. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
Inside News
DOH: Another P100-M due for Mother and Child Hospital
Inside News
Opposition told: Source of SRI, Gratuity pay not 2024 annual budget
Inside News
Classes, work in Binmaley suspended April 4 – 8
Inside News
Dagupan’s Herrero-Perez Road set for closure for upgrading
Business

SUMMERTIME FRUIT

SUMMERTIME FRUIT – A vendor braves the high index heat, pushing his cart filled with newly harvested watermelon offering these to barangay residents in Lingayen. (Punchphoto by Cesar Ramirez)
Business
Holy Week observance draws 600,000 to Manaoag Basilica
Business
DTI warns storeowners’ overpricing of construction materials
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1,000 folks in Urbizontdo benefit from DSWD’s ‘Cash for Work’ program
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NEWS BRIEFS
Peace and Order

P3.4-M shabu, P840K marijuana seized

URDANETA, ROSALES BUY-BUSTS JOINT police operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Regional Office 1 and Rosales Police Station, seized 500 grams of shabu with P3.4-million street value in a drug sting on March 23 in Barangay Carmen East, Rosales and arrested a high-value target suspect. Nabbed was Michael Tablizo Illut aka…
Peace and Order
Drug personality shot by unknown gunmen
Peace and Order
Three dead in Binmaley fire
Peace and Order
Farmer kills neighbor suspected of stealing his goat, chicken
Peace and Order
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Editorial

by Editor

April 8, 2024 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Timing is everything, or is it?

WILLIAM Shakespeare once said, “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” Never mind that the crop of opposition political councilors at the Dagupan Sangguniang Panlungsod continue to be blinded by their ignoble political agenda but to see them completely clueless about timing takes the cake. Two weeks…
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April 8, 2024 in Punchline

PBBM (and USA) vs. China?

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   PRESIDENT Marcos Jr. is in unenviable position today.  His recent saber-rattling vs. China is not only overshadowing the trumpeted success of his series of overseas travel but is projecting a potentially frightening loss of Filipino lives in weeks or months ahead. He has clearly made…
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Out of the fire

by: Gonzalo Duque

April 8, 2024 in Out of the fire

The daydreaming clown-cilors

By Gonzalo Duque   OUR school, Lyceum Northwestern University, was established by my parents, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque and Mrs. Florencia T. Duque, in the late 1960s, then a college, located at our Polyclinic Hospital fronting the Dagupan City Plaza. When our enrollment was already growing, my parents decided to transfer…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

April 8, 2024 in Random Thoughts

Better prepared than never

By Leonardo Micua   OUR sincerest prayers go to the people of Taiwan and the 170,000 Filipinos working and living in that country, hoping that with God’s miracle they can easily recover from the deep wound wrought by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck in the morning of April 3.…
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April 8, 2024 in G Spot

Gardens, what happens when you’re gone?

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   I MEAN, your garden, your personal planned space for the cultivation of plants including other forms of nature. What happens, after you’re gone? At Teachers Village where our family stayed for more than ten years at an 800 square meters of vacant space, I had…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

April 8, 2024 in Andromeda's Vortex

Recruitment ongoing?

By Farah G. Decano   “FILIPINOS do not yield.” I stand with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as regards his position regarding the West Philippine Sea dispute. He does not appear to be China’s lap dog.  While the Asian giant seems to be flexing its power over our relatively puny country,…
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Newsy News

by: Eva C. Visperas

April 8, 2024 in Newsy News

Serene Visita Iglesia experience

By Eva C. Visperas   WHERE could we go for our annual Visita Iglesia? That was the question lingering in my mind last week, just two days before Maundy Thursday. We've explored many churches in Pangasinan for our pilgrimage over the years, spanning from east to west, and even going…
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April 8, 2024 in Sports Eye

Goodbye Pangasinan cycling legend, Cesar Catambay

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I WAS not stunned but felt so sad when I learned from somebody last March 3 that my former cycling teammate, my town mate and most of all my cumpadre, the well-known Pangasinan cycling legend Cesar Catambay just passed away. I was not so…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

April 8, 2024 in Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

POV: Seeking Mayor Belen

By Rex Catubig   SHE is known as a shrewd businesswoman, a smart entrepreneur, an astute politician, a public servant nonpareil. But behind all this, is a facet rarely seen, thus, unappreciated. She hardly stays put in City Hall. Because the city is her office. And she’s always on the…
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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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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

UNLISERBISYO SA DAGUPAN

ANG BAGONG SAKIT NA LALABANAN PERTUSSIS o WHOOPING COUGH ANO ang mga dapat gawin at iwasan para ma-protektahan ang sarili laban sa naturang bacterial infection?  Ito ang ating pinag usapan nina Dr. Julita de Venecia, Dr. Benjamin Bautista, Dr. Shiela Sabado, Dr. Richmond Batulan, Dr. Terence Lapeñas, Dr. Genelyza Garcia,…
Governance
MBTF COMMENDS CITY AWARDEES
Governance
SIDEWALKS AT AB FERNANDEZ AVE. ALMOST DONE!
Governance
FAMILY PROGRAM LECTURES CONDUCTED IN BARANGAYS
Governance
DAGUPAN STARTS ‘NO SEGREGATION, NO COLLECTION’ OF TRASH
People & Events

EMULATING SIMON OF CYRENE

EMULATING SIMON OF CYRENE -- Penitents share time to carry the cross like Simon of Cyrene did on the way to the St. John Cathedral in Dagupan City. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
People & Events
PSU’s topnotcher receives P500K cash incentive
People & Events
City holds public speaking workshop for barangay, SK officials
People & Events
PANDAN FESTIVAL
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PANGASINAN BEAUTIES MEET THE PRESS
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

FREE GYMNASTICS TRAINING

FREE GYMNASTICS TRAINING – A coach and a student go through the routines during the 2-Day Free Gymnastics Training Camp at Dagupan City People's Astrodome organized by the Dagupan City Sports Commission on Youth and Sports Development. The city has been sending its gymnast team to the Palarong Pambansa. (Punchphoto by Butch…
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Luigi Laking wins Malasiqui Chess Open
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SUMMER FUN AT THE 100 ISLANDS
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Philippine Beach Games to splash in Pangasinan
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UL mauls LPU-Laguna, grabs tourney’s second win
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