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September 24, 2023

P1.4-B ‘Seawall Project’ raises conflicting issues

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MECHANIZED, NO LONGER MANUAL FARMING

MECHANIZED, NO LONGER MANUAL FARMING – Farmers in Barangay Catablan in Urdaneta City have organized to use a modern tractor instead of relying on the usual manual harvesting in the past to rush the process to preempt extreme hot weather in the province. Their deal with the tractor owner: he gets…
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Comelec warns 4 BSKE bets for ‘premature campaigning’
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Police forms ‘TF-Kontra Bigay’ to combat vote-buying
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MBTF highlights ‘Bye bye Gutom’ at SDG Summit in NYC
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Pangasinan’s Enoch Valdez joins NLEX Road Warriors
Inside News

RUBBLES ON A.B. FERNANDEZ AVE.

RUBBLES ON A.B. FERNANDEZ AVE. – After completing the elevated road and drainage system on A.B. Fernandez East, DPWH’s contractor loses no time in digging one side of the A.B. Fernandez Ave. from the Arellano junction to Quintos Bridge to start the elevation of the drainage system. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao…
Inside News
Three BSKE bet in hot waters for premature campaigning
Inside News
Lingayen’s 1,580 BSKE candidates sign peace covenant
Inside News
Over 100 cops to undergo ‘Tourist Police Unit’ training
Inside News
Guico increases meal allowance for PDLs
Business

WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS -- Paulyn Albino (standing), a nurse turned illustrator and graphic designer facilitates the workshop on drawing fundamentals as part of the Philippine Creative Industries Month celebration in conjunction with the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Schools Division Dagupan City at the Division Training Center. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao…
Business
DTI warns rice retailers: Comply or be fined
Business
SILG Abalos lauds solar-powered street lights project
Business
SM launches first e-Vehicle charging station in Pangasinan
Business
MUKBANG ED DAYAT
Crime Notes

Impostors posing as DTI reps victimize traders

UNIDENTIFIED individuals falsely representing themselves as employees of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office have been approaching and calling traders, soliciting sponsorships for alleged agency events, and seeking advertisements of supposed DTI projects. Natalia Dalaten, the DTI provincial director, disclosed that she received two reports, the most…
Crime Notes
Over 2,000 unlicensed firearms deposited at police stations
Crime Notes
Rape cases on the decline, say
Crime Notes
4 persons file complaint vs Calasiao mayor’s wife for alleged investment scam
Crime Notes
Online ‘Marites’ among top 3 cybercrimes

Opinions

Editorial

by Editor

September 24, 2023 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Remembering September 21, 1972

IT is not likely that babies born during the Generation Y (Millennials) from 1980 to 1994; Generation Z from 1995 to 2009 and Generation Alpha from 2010 to date, care to remember what happened on September 21,1972, or  51 years ago today -  the day when then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, declared…
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September 24, 2023 in Punchline

Who is lying? Guv or Cong?

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE AGUILA alliance (Guico-Lambino-Cojuangco) is showing signs of dissolution. Ok, to the ladies and gentlemen closely following politics at the provincial level - place your bets! The indications are, it will break. But in politics, division and subtraction are hardly employed. In any given political…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

September 23, 2023 in Random Thoughts

Signs of a break up

By Leonardo Micua   IT looks like the political alliance that backed the tandem of then candidates Mon-Mon Guico and Mark Lambino, with Mark Cojuangco as one of the major allies in the province, is now on the rocks. This after Gov. Mon-Mon minced no words in criticizing the construction…
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September 23, 2023 in G Spot

Women in waiting

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   IN this day and age, women have lesser tolerance for philandering partners but it doesn’t mean they do not respond or react. They respond by not saying a word, or a tirade of so many words, or throw unidentified flying objects, leave, or wait. I…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

September 23, 2023 in Andromeda's Vortex

Dagupeña honors city of birth

By Farah G. Decano   FLORANGEL Rosario Braid honored her city of birth anew by naming her recently launched book, “TAGPO: Right Place and Right Time.” Her book chronicles her life and the opportunities she encountered at the right time and right place. Dr. Braid is a much respected intellectual…
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Newsy News

by: Eva C. Visperas

September 23, 2023 in Newsy News

Learning from a paragon: Loida Lewis

By Eva C. Visperas   ON Tuesday evening, September 19, 2023, I had to set aside all my scheduled tasks, prompted by a message from a fellow Puncher, Farah Decano. She invited me to join a virtual program of Lyceum Northwestern University's Rule of Law Month, Gender Card event, featuring…
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September 23, 2023 in Sports Eye

2023 Asian Games and Gilas Pilipinas 5

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE much-anticipated 2023 Asian Games have kicked off in Hangzhou, China, and it's the talk of the town for sports enthusiasts across our nation. The event encompasses a wide array of sports sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), including boxing, basketball, volleyball, football,…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

September 23, 2023 in Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

Twenty-four frames

By Rex Catubig   I GREW up in the movies. And the post of Herencia del Filipinas of a vintage movie house purportedly in Dagupan, awakened a montage of dormant fleeting memories of the silver screen. As a boy in the barrio, the blaring announcement by a roving caravan of…
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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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General Admission

by Al Mendoza

February 12, 2023 in General Admission

ON LEAVE

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Out of the fire

by: Gonzalo Duque

February 12, 2023 in Out of the Fire

ON LEAVE

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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, PILOT AREA FOR LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INFO SYSTEM

THE Department of Health, in partnership with the US Agency for International Development in Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (eLMIS) selected the Dagupan City government as the pilot area in the region for the Electronic Logistics Management Informative System (eLMIS). The eLMIS is an integrated software solution for a more…
Governance
DAGUPAN’S RECONSTITUTED FLOOD MITIGATION COMMISSION SUBMITS PLANS
Governance
KADIWA NG PANGULO HOLDS DAGUPAN CITY FARMER’S DAY
Governance
DOST PROGRAMS FOR LIVELIHOOD
Governance
MISSION ZERO DENGUE
People & Events

ARTe Year 4 PAINTING EXHIBITION

ARTe Year 4 PAINTING EXHIBITION - As part of Alaminos City’s Tourism Month celebration in September, the ARTe Year IV Painting Exhibition for a Cause was organized by the city government at the Don Leopoldo Sison Convention Center on September 17. The event, graced by City Mayor Arth Bryan Celeste…
People & Events
Loida Lewis opens Law Week celebration at LNU College of Law
People & Events
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST WINNER
People & Events
PANPACIFIC UNIVERSITY’S ‘SKILL’
People & Events
NEW COMMISSIONERS
Overseas

Pangasinan Brotherhood USA observes 45th anniversary

LOS ANGELES, California—The  Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA celebrated its 45th year anniversary last weekend at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton in Santa Ana, California. Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA officers with Fil-Am Artesia Mayor Melissa Ramoso (5th from right) and Miss Pangasinan-USA, Alyssa Lauren Veloria Soto with sash. Beside her is Dan Niño. (Photo…
Overseas
United Pangasinanes of America, Inc. 52nd Inaugural Banquet and Ball
Overseas
Love for indigent seniors and families from overseas Dagupenos
Overseas
JULY 4TH GATHERING OF DAGUPENOS
Overseas
It’s a roaring Tiger Year for the Samahan Fil-Am Heritage Association of San Diego
Sports

Malasiqui launches 6th Mayor’s Volleyball Cup

THE 6th Mayor's Cup Volleyball Tournament commenced in Malasiqui on September 16, featuring 57 teams from various towns in Pangasinan's 2nd and 3rd districts. The event includes the 17-Under Inter-High School, Open Age, and Inter-Town Invitational categories for both men's and women's divisions. Basista started the tournament with a dominant…
Sports
Dagupan Swim Team captures 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze in Malaysia
Sports
Dagupan Taekwondo jins bag 6 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze in Luzon championship
Sports
Lingayen wins 1st Ayudaman inter-town basketball tourney
Sports
1st Pangasinan Futsal League kicks-off in Sual
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