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June 16, 2024

Mayor Belen slams “enemies of Dagupan”

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HONORING PALARIS

HONORING PALARIS -- Members of Ligliwa Dance Troupe perform a cultural presentation about local revolutionary hero  Juan dela Cruz Palaris  “Palaris: The Unknown Hero of Pangasinan” during the Araw ng Kalayaan celebration at Sison Auditorium in Lingayen. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
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Malong, Palaris honored on 126th Independence Day
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PDEA clears San Fabian, Binalonan of drugs
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Dagupan City acts vs rotting bangus from the west
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Bataoil hints of new political move
Inside News

MAKING OF ‘LAYLAY’

MAKING OF 'LAYLAY' -- Visitors unique the art installation inspired by one of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo’s famous paintings – “The Making of the Philippine Flag” at the launching of  the exhibit “Laylay”, a Pangasinan term for “Flag” at the Asin Gallery of Banaan Pangasinan Provincial Museum in Lingayen town. The sculpture was…
Inside News
Dagupan CHO urges intense campaign in barangays vs dengue
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Let us do what is necessary and what is right.” – Gov. Guico
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Mangaldan records 12 waterborne illnesses
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Pangasinan among 34 provinces in ‘pagkabansot’ watchlist
Business

PINTADOS FOR CHILDREN

PINTADOS FOR CHILDREN -- Ariel Cancino, artist and teacher, conducts a lecture and workshop for children last Thursday morning during the PINTADOS: Painting Festival, a program conducted in observance of the 100th founding anniversary of the Pangasinan Provincial Library at the Capitol Complex in Lingayen. (Punchphoto by Cesar Ramirez)
Business
Vendors association head lambastes Councilor Erfe-Mejia
Business
Kalayaan Job Fair offered 7,257 jobs
Business
Manaoag breaks ground for new public market
Business
DTI, Google provide free digital training to equip workforce
Peace and Order

Pangasinan PNP asked to prioritize anti-drug ops in 3 Dagupan barangays

THE Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) was asked to prioritize anti-drugs operations in Dagupan City’s three barangays: Pantal, Bonuan Binloc and Mayombo. This was sought by Mayor Belen Fernandez during the 4th District Enhanced Managing Police Operations forum at the PPPO in Lingayen last week hosted by P/Colonel Jeff Fanged,…
Peace and Order
Drug-bust ops yield 300k shabu
Peace and Order
POLICE REPORTS
Peace and Order
BEWARE OF SPEEDING BUSES, TRUCKS
Peace and Order
Pangasinan PNP starts plans for mid-term elections

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Editorial

by Editor

June 10, 2024 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Pattern for “official” junkets

THE Guico provincial administration has unabashedly established an unprecedented ‘incentive program’ for its officials, from members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to department heads, in return for their productive work and loyalty - to travel overseas for 7-10 days for free (from airfare to hotel accommodations, plus shopping allowance.) Such an…
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June 10, 2024 in Punchline

Who doesn’t want 7 epaLiFes suspended?

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE recent statement of Dagupan City legal Officer Aurora Valle inviting anyone to file a cases or cases against the 7epaLiFes must have sent the 7 rowdy councilors rolling down the hall laughing boisterously, while exchanging fist bumps and high-fives. Who wouldn’t? She just confirmed…
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Out of the fire

by: Gonzalo Duque

June 16, 2024 in Out of the fire

POGO and the West Philippine Sea

By Gonzalo Duque   WE just celebrated our 126th Independence Day last June 12. Every year since we were under Martial Law, our government leaders were always barking the same line that before we became independent “we need to work for it and if necessary, die for it.” Such a…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

June 16, 2024 in Random Thoughts

SP 7 majority envious of lot donor

By Leonardo Micua   IT is now less than one year before the 2025 election. It is about time, Mayor Belen Fernandez and the 180,000 Dagupenos stop hoping that eventually, the seven majority councilors will eventually change their mind and endorse the construction of the P150-million Mother and Child Hospital.…
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June 16, 2024 in G Spot

Coffee from Sisyphus

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   NO matter how you will it, there will always be something you can no longer avoid. Times have changed, but practices are ingrained over a long period of time, and the bureaucracy refuses to budge. It reminds me of Sisyphus. Sisyphus, according to Greek mythology,…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

June 16, 2024 in Andromeda's Vortex

Pride… and shame

By Farah G. Decano   JUNE is Pride Month. The entire Philippines, not just the members of the LGBT plus community, is commemorating the years of struggle for the group's acceptance, recognition and respect in society. It is also a month of celebration for whatever gains the equality movement has…
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Newsy News

by: Eva C. Visperas

June 16, 2024 in Newsy News

A call to remember the Pangasinan Hymn

By Eva C. Visperas   LET’S have a real talk. Who among you knows by heart the Pangasinan Hymn? One out of 100? 200? 300? The truth is, it’s possible, based on what I see whenever there are events where part of the program is the singing of the Pangasinan…
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June 16, 2024 in Sports Eye

Successful Mangaldan VM Mejia bikefest 2024

By Jeus A. Garcia Jr.   DESPITE the distraction from the obstructionists over a permit issue, the much-awaited mountain bikefest ‘2nd VM Mejia Cup Mountain Bikefest of Mangaldan 2024’ finally pushed through under the directorship of my son Jazy, last June 8. Despite the hassle, it was a very successful…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

June 16, 2024 in Entre'acte

THE MESSENGER OF STARS : Homage to my Father (1st of 2 parts)

By Rex Catubig   I almost missed the “once upon a star” chance of being my father’s son. When the baby that preceded me died at birth, my traumatized young mother couldn’t handle another pregnancy. Against her better judgement, she sought the Managilot to terminate her pregnancy with me. She…
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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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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

ANOTHER USEFUL TECHNOLOGY FOR DAGUPAN

UNLISERBISYO THE city welcomes the professors of The Rhode Island University, Dr. Michael A. Rice and Dr. Wayne Kang Lee to a discussion on road pavement technology and transportation engineering as another alternative to mitigate flooding in the city’s main streets. The engineering solutions, according to them, focus on mitigating…
Governance
MALUED TO OLD DE VENECIA HIGHWAY ROAD PROJECT NOW UNDERWAY
Governance
4PS PAYOUT TO POOR HOUSEHOLDS
Governance
DAGUPAN CITY, NAKIKIISA SA “KALINISAN SA BAGONG PILIPINAS PROGRAM”
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2,050 4Ps MEMBERS TO RECEIVE CASH GRANTS
People & Events

RIZAL REMEMBERED

RIZAL REMEMBERED – Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez is joined by city officials, Masons, Boy and Girl Scouts after the wreath-laying at the foot of the Jose Rizal Monument during the 126th Independence Day program at the city plaza. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
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2024-2025 MYK officers take their oaths on June 20
People & Events
Jehovah’s Witnesses hold 3-Day Convention in the city
People & Events
‘REYNAS’ FOR SANTACRUZAN
People & Events
Police, civilian couples exchange “I do’s” in mass wedding
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

Bangus Taekwondo Club shines in regional tilt

THE Dagupan Bangus Taekwondo Club displayed exceptional skills when it brought home five gold, five silver, and four bronze medals during the Region I Carlos Palanca Jr. Taekwondo Championships last June 8, 2024 at the Rosario Farmer’s Civic Center in Rosario, La Union. Organized by the SMART/MVP Sports Foundation, the one-day tourney…
Sports
Pangasinan routs Mindoro, 81-62, grabs 4th win in MPBL
Sports
Dagupan swimmers bag back-to-back titles in Mayor’s Cup
Sports
Mayor warns barangay kaps: Don’t use official seal
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FOR THE WIN
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