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April 11, 2021

NCR COVID-19 patients now in Dagupan — Dr. Rivera

Punch Gallery

TIGHTER CONTROL AT CITY’S BORDER CHECKPOINTS

TIGHTER CONTROL AT CITY'S BORDER CHECKPOINTS  -- Amid reports of rash of positive COVID cases seeking admission in local hospitals, the police started to watch vehicles from NCR+ closely. (Punhphoto by Butch Uka)
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Espino extends ban on travelers from NCR+ into Pangasinan
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Dagupan’s COVID cases surge to 102; isolation facilities congested
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Active cases rise to 711, still counting
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COVID bed occupancy in Region only 40%
Inside News

FIRE VICTIMS GIVEN A CHOICE

FIRE VICTIMS GIVEN A CHOICE  -  A mother, accompanied by her daughters, rummages through donated clothes, and also given a choice to pick up sacks of cement bags to help reconstruct their homes, Courtesy of Filco Merchandising. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
Inside News
Dagupan SP alarmed over entry of COVID-19 cases to city
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R1MC to remain as hospital of the poor — Dr. Gazmen
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Vaccinated health workers in P’sinan surpass 15k mark
Inside News
Fake news on socmed a challenge for vaccine rollout
Business

POPULAR HOUSEHOLD TOOL

POPULAR HOUSEHOLD TOOL  --  A man transports his newly made 'walis tambo', a broom made of dried stalks and flowers of grass locally known as tambo, to suppliers in Sta. Barbara. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
Business
Swarming of worms on a beach, means they are reproducing
Business
BARGAIN SALE IN THE STREETS
Business
SMC starts sterilized cara-milk production for malnourished kids
Business
CLOSED FOR BUSINESS, LEISURE
Overseas

FIL-AM BROTHERS

FIL-AM BROTHERS Jacob and Andrew Nordhagen, grandsons of Florence and Geri Fernandez of Sta. Barbara, achieved perfect scores in their ACT separately in Spokane County in Washington, USA. Two million students take the test nationwide and getting a perfect score has been rare, and for both to earn perfect scores in…
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US-based Pinoys celebrate PH performance in SeaG
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BONUAN’S PRIDE
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Cousins making waves across the Pacific
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Late Summer Bridal Shower for an Early Fall Wedding

Opinions

Editorial

by Editor

April 12, 2021 in Editorial, News, Punch Gallery

Reckless abandon

THE reported but still not fully accounted number of positive COVID-19 cases from the National Capital Region (NCR)+ admitted into many private hospitals and government-run hospitals in Pangasinan and in Dagupan City, is a human disaster waiting to happen for the provincial government. It's definitely another “Damn if you do,…
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April 12, 2021 in Opinion, Punchline

Mayor Lim’s missing P10-M vaccine purchases

By Ermin Garcia Jr.     DAGUPAN Mayor Brian Lim already has nothing going for him except what the national government can download for the city, and I’m talking about the vaccines allocated to the city. Even the earlier press announcement that he was purchasing city’s own vaccines was nothing…
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General Admission

by Al S. Mendoza

April 12, 2021 in General Admission, Opinion

Living life in Quezon City

By Al S. Mendoza     I am a resident of Quezon City for decades now. I love it here.  No reason to whine. Trees all over.  Open spaces as wide as the sky. Air still fresh and smells sweet on mornings mostly misty in the non-summer months. It’s our leaders whose…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

April 12, 2021 in Opinion, Random Thoughts

DILG failed in contact-tracing efforts

By Leonardo Micua   “DON’T blame the DOH for (the) COVID spike. It’s the DILG.  They fumbled their contact tracing efforts.” This was recently posted by Wilson Chua, CEO of the Dagupan-based Bitstop, Inc. in his social media account. He has been analyzing data about the COVID-19 situation in the country,…
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April 12, 2021 in G Spot, Opinion

The light

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE dawn is my constant friend. Like clockwork, it wakes me up at 4:00 a.m., making me witness the quiet blending of light and darkness in the sky, the slow disappearance of stars before my eyes, making me feel the soft caress of the passing…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

April 12, 2021 in Andromeda's Vortex, Opinion

“Akubid”

By Atty. Farah G. Decano     WITH the recent news that one out of three Covid survivors eventually suffer from mental issues, “akubid,” I predict, will soon be part of Pangasinan’s rich vocabulary to refer to someone who is psychologically unstable.  Remember the word, “atipus?”  Atipus refers to someone…
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Sports Eye

by: Jesus Garcia

April 12, 2021 in Opinion, Sports Eye

2020 Tokyo Olympics should roll on

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which was supposed to be held last July 24 to August 9 was unanimously postponed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headed by its President Thomas Bach and Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo together with the President of the…
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Learnings in Life

by: Dr. Ashok G. Vasandani

April 12, 2021 in Learnings in Life, Opinion

What we have got wrong about beauty

Unknown Author Contributed by Ashok G. Vasandani   Here's an article I read on Demic’s page on Facebook that I'd like to share, something that we can all learn from.  I was once walking alone in the wilderness of the Himalayan mountains, when I came across a crowd of homeless…
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Feelings

by: Jing Vmil

March 22, 2021 in Feelings, Opinion

Blood Smells

By Jing Villamil THEY moved on fast, these young ones. From sweet dates to wedded bliss, from pregnant bellies to squealing babies,   who in turn, by their little selves, moved on even faster, from crawlers to toddlers to brawlers. And having moved  so early on and so furiously fast, a…
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Sports

SP wants basketball games, tournaments to resume

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) is considering passing a resolution asking the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to allow the holding of basketball games and tournaments while strictly observing health and safety protocols. The resolution proposed by Fourth District Board Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario, chairman on…
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Lingayen’s Cruz wins in 2 categories
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51st Engineer Brigade hosts downhill bike challenge
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Capitol unveils 1st Online Chess Tournament
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Bundesliga clubs set to end Bayern Munich’s German Domination
People & Events

JDV, 84, gets COVID jab

IT’S never too late even for the 84-year-old former five-time Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr and wife Manay Gina who decided to get their first dose of their COVID-19 jab on Tuesday at the People’s Astrodome in Dagupan City. To the amusement of onlookers, JDV, who served as Rep. of…
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Two mayors got their first jabs
People & Events
First Family leads regulated Via Crucis
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HER TURN FOR THE VACCINE
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Teacher thinks out of the box for students
Crime Notes

260 drug personalities nabbed, 136 grams of shabu seized in Region 1

THE 256 anti-illegal drug operations conducted by the Region 1 police from February 1 to April 6 resulted in the arrest of 260 drug personalities and the confiscation of 136.0879 grams of shabu. P/Brig.Gen. Emmanuel Peralta, Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) director, said the region’s intensified conduct of Simultaneous Anti-…
Crime Notes
Crime stats in Pangasinan down by 43%
Crime Notes
Kapitana, 3 kagawad nabbed for violation of physical distancing, curfew
Crime Notes
3 suspects in Maganes’ gun slay charged with murder
Crime Notes
Sta. Barbara PNP neutralize three armed suspects
Political Feature

CONCRETE ARTIFICIAL REEF PROJECT LAUNCHED IN AGNO

CONCRETE ARTIFICIAL REEF PROJECT LAUNCHED IN AGNO. Another component activity of the Abig Pangasinan socio-recovery program, the Concrete Artificial Reef Project launched in Agno aims to provide livelihood opportunities to fisherfolks in the locality, support marine life protection and food protection. Left photo shows the deployment of 45 concrete artificial…
Political Feature
San Fabian, new economic hub of Pangasinan – Toff de V
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Gov. Espino leads 1st Quarter Joint PPOC-PADAC Meeting
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ABIG PANGASINAN FOR WOMEN GROUPS
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Governor Espino holds meeting for renewed drive against COVID-19
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