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October 24, 2021

Still no Pangasinan school in pilot run

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WE ARE THE BEST

WE ARE THE BEST– Dr. Dexter Buted (left), president of Pangasinan State University, joins the officials and faculty members of PSU in celebrating on stage after receiving the Philippine Quality Award, the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organizational performance from the Department of Trade. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
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Region’s COVID-19 contagion on the decline
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Lower average COVID-19 cases seen
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AFTERMATH OF MARING
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‘Maring’ leaves over P200-M damage in agriculture
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CASH AID FOR NON-SSS MEMBERS

CASH AID FOR NON-SSS MEMBERS – Lola Esperanza Manaois, who doesn’t get any pension from SSS being a non-member, receives P3,000 cash from the City Social and Welfare Development as cash aid every other month. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
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PHO urges LGU to set up vaccination sites in far-flung areas
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SP endorses dredging of Dagupan river to collect sand
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Asingan mayor, vice mayor also unopposed
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PNP gets donated land for PRO1’s Maneuver Company
Business

DAGUPAN BANGUS TO THE MARKET

DAGUPAN BANGUS TO THE MARKET – An old worker gives it all to push his cart loaded with newly harvested Dagupan bangus from fishponds in the city  for distribution at the city’s fish market. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
Business
FDA acts on overpricing of COVID-19 medicines in Pangasinan
Business
More workers suffer from mental health issues
Business
Capitol’s “Valueless records disposal” program hailed
Business
WOW! GANDA!
Crime Notes

NBI nabs swindling engineer, cohort in entrapment ops

AN engineer and his fellow contractor were nabbed in an entrapment operation by the National Bureau of Investigation-Dagupan District Office (NBI-DADO) on Monday, October 4 in Bani town. NBI Agent Mark Caceres identified the arrested suspects as Engr. Vicente Gonzales Jr, a resident of Marikina City, and Jerome Mabinay, a…
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Grandpa farmer shot dead
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Carinderia owner arrested for selling dog meat
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High school principal, brother nabbed drug sting
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More than 25K unlicensed firearms traced

Opinions

Editorial

by Editor

October 19, 2021 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Ressa’s entitlement

LAST week, the news about Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa being named a Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work in journalism was met with both applause and shock, depending on one’s political inclination. In short there was no national jubilation that could come close to Hidilyn Diaz’s triumph as the…
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October 19, 2021 in Punchline

“Mr. All Talk, No Action”

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE sun was out shining in Dagupan City for two days but like a curse, the city’s main streets and district area were still severely flooded. But not one belonging to the city’s Flood Mitigation Commission, created in 2019, to craft a master plan to…
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General Admission

by Al Mendoza

October 19, 2021 in General Admission

Sara the last candidate

By Al S. Mendoza   THE nation awaits the coming of the last candidate with bated breath. Who might that be? Sara Duterte, the current mayor of Davao City. A bit of trivia: Davao is the world’s largest city, where it is also home to the world’s only monkey-eating eagle.…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

October 24, 2021 in Random Thoughts

Watch out for sub-Delta variant

By Leonardo Micua   AFTER almost two years with the pandemic, the light at the end of the  tunnel that we all dreamt to see might be too near but yet too far for all of us. What of the newly emerged Sub-Delta variant already detected in Russia and Israel…
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October 24, 2021 in G Spot

A taste of heaven (Part 2)

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo A group of eight bikers arrived as we were leaving the area before three o’clock in the afternoon. My companions took their turns taking a bath in a makeshift shack made of bamboos. JC and Chloe took a shower in a faucet under the bamboo trees.…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

October 24, 2021 in Andromeda's Vortex

Responsibility of the SO

By Atty. Farah G. Decano   MENTAL calisthenics on ethical dilemmas – who has heard of this as a form of relaxation?  Well, this seems to be a favorite past time of three fiery intellectuals I know way back in the 1990s when we were merely wide-eyed young idealistic students…
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October 24, 2021 in Sports Eye

Oscar Orbos returns to politics (Second of two series)

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE 1995 five-day Tour of Pangasinan bikefest dubbed as “OO Na, Takbo Na” became the standard for competitive cycling among the Pangasinan cycling enthusiasts who participated. Today, the same contestants, most of whom are already retired, keep asking me if there will be a…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

October 24, 2021 in Entre'acte

One twilight time

By Rex Catubig   LIKE an exclamation point to the shrill wheezing of the disc grinder cutting through the metal tubes for my fence , a ping sounded on my messenger that opened to a very casual message asking if I could accommodate a merienda meeting among a couple of…
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Learnings in Life

by: Ashok Vasandani

October 24, 2021 in Learnings in Life

Inspirational Parenting Stories

Unknown Author Contributed by Ashok G. Vasandani   Here's an article I read on www.moral-shortstory.blogspot.com that I'd like to share, something that we can all learn from. A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door. SON: 'Daddy,…
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October 24, 2021 in Feelings

Once, twice, thrice upon a time!

By Jing Villamil   Three years ago, this poem I wrote, only for my knight. Now, as events unfold, it seems we shall have to take it out of the "baul", shake it free of the dust it had gathered. We shall read it again. For my knight. And for…
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Governance

COVID-19 cases in Pangasinan decrease in past 2 weeks due to effective interventions

COVID-19 cases in P’sinan decrease in the past two weeks. On the COVID-19 inquiry addressed by BM Jeremy Agerico Rosario (left), Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Officer Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro (right) discloses that COVID-19 cases in the province has decreased in the past two weeks. Col. Oro stated that…
Governance
PSU SCHOLARSHIP DISTRIBUTION
Governance
Prov’l Gov’t awards scholarship assistance to PSU Bayambang and PSU Binmaley
Governance
De Venecia initiates mural painting on BSP wall
Governance
VACCINATION PROGRAM OF DOLE AND TESDA
People & Events

SM CARES FOR FISHERMEN

SM CARES FOR FISHERMEN - Members of the Maniboc Fisherfolk Association in Lingayen receive donated fishing nets, ropes, and torch lights from officials of SM Malls through its SM Cares program. The activity is part of SM’s 100 Days of Caring and Giving, a pledge to give and to care. (Punchphoto by Cesar…
People & Events
Philanthropist builds multi-purpose building for senior citizens
People & Events
Bugallon residents avail various services of national government
People & Events
HELP FROM TUPAD
People & Events
Capitol provides P17.7M scholarship to PSU scholars
News

Daroya-Garcia-Belisario Clan bonding

Tyler's birthday--(seated) Ramon Josef, Conrad Belisario, Gudelyn Donato, Marietta Daroya, Tito Daroya. (Standing) Mario Garcia, Agnes Zano-San Miguel, Mary Cecille Daroya Garcia.   Housewarming--Marietta Daroya, Fr Winnie Abalos, Doy Escobilla, Gydelyn Donato, Mario Garcia, Ditas Biala, Tess Belisario, Conrad Belisario, Mary Cecile Garcia. THE summer of 2021 had been nothing…
Overseas
FIL-AM BROTHERS
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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
Sports

Gov. Pogi’s “Reintroduction” sports tournament postponed

DUE to the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 in the province, Governor Amado Espino III, postponed the holding of the “Re-Introduction of Non-Contact Sports” program, a three sporting events tournament, indefinitely. The original kick-off date was August 27 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center gymnasium in Lingayen. Governor Espino…
Sports
Capitol starts indoor non-contact sports competition
Sports
Sports
SP commends 2 cyclists who won in PhilCycling event
Sports
Bikers support gov’t efforts for lasting peace
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