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January 22, 2023

MBTF: Charge ex-city officials involved in scholarship fund mess

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LUNAR YEAR PARADE IN THE CITY

LUNAR YEAR PARADE IN THE CITY -  Dagupan residents turn out to watch the parade organized by the Chinoy community led by the Dancing Dragon and to partake of the hundreds of boxes of tikoy shared by organizers. (Dagupan CIO News)
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Mayor Belen: More ex-city officials to be charged in court
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SP Minority slams strange invitation to Mayor Belen
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SP majority rejects plenary hearings on 2023 budget
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PANDA FIRE BRIGADE AT THE PARADE
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COLORS FOR LUNAR YEAR

COLORS FOR LUNAR YEAR - Four performers wearing colorful head icons symbolizing spring season for good harvest, for summer and excitement, for autumn, winter and sole empire, march ahead of the Lunar Year ahead of the Dancing Dragon. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
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First walk-in vax storage facility in region installed
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Mayor Belen sees Dagupan drug-cleared before end of 2023
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Senator Cayetano assures more health care facilities in Pangasinan
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Capitol gives cash aid to barangay officials, CVOs
Business

YOUNG DRAGON DANCERS

YOUNG DRAGON DANCERS – Young girls hold up the Dancing Dragon as they weave though Dagupan’s business center during the Lunar Year parade. Traditionally, young men do the chore. (Punchphoto by Ray Zambrano)
Business
Selling price of onion price in Pangasinan steadily drops
Business
Eggs sell for P2 more in markets
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FUN BREAKTIME
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Alaminos City Community College to open soon
Crime Notes

Husband finds wife murdered inside their house

A TESDA training assessor of Pangasinan was murdered by a still unidentified suspect inside her house in Brgy. Bonuan Gueset in Dagupan City on January 11. The victim, identified as Lizandra Mamaril, 57 years old, was alone in her house when her husband Eusebio Mamaril, 60, found her naked, her face covered by a pillow and her head…
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Dagupan’s Balay Silangan opens soon for drug offenders
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Two ex-communist militiamen surrender
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Tricycle driver runs off with 2 sacks of onion, 5 bags of eggplants
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Editorial

by Editor

January 22, 2023 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

The Lunar New Year, the new Chinoy

FOR decades, the country has been witnessing celebrations touting the Chinese culture about wealth and prosperity. In fact, perhaps most are totally unaware that the Pinoy tradition of lighting fireworks and having round fruits and objects in homes to celebrate each New Year are adoptions of traditions to celebrate the…
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January 22, 2023 in Punchline

EpaLiFes, the worst enemies of Dagupeños

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE epaLiFes, the 7-majority in the Dagupan sanggunian, are already frantically grasping at straws on how to evade responsibility over their plot to reject the proposed 2023 annual budget of Dagupan City and compel the reenactment of the 2022 budget in the next 12 months.…
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General Admission

by Al Mendoza

November 20, 2022 in General Admission

Healing process ditched in Amores case

By Al S. Mendoza   THE latest news on John Amores, the obviously mentally troubled kid, is a bit troubling. Amores was expelled this week by Jose Rizal University (JRU), his alma mater. That was off-key.  That was flawed. That was downright harsh. Amores did wrong, no doubt. By running…
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Out of the fire

by: Gonzalo Duque

October 9, 2022 in Out of the Fire

Governor in 2025?

By Gonzalo Duque   THE recent brouhaha about the big drug bust in Pozorrubio by the PDEA speaks a lot about Gov. Mon-Mon Guico. After the successful  PDEA operation, not a word was heard from him, even if Pozorrubio is only about a few kilometers away from his hometown Binalonan.…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

January 22, 2023 in Random Thoughts

Capitol failed to protect our onion growers

By Leonardo Micua INQUIRER.net reported on Friday (before our deadline) that the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chaired by Senator Francis Tolentino has recommended the filing of criminal charges against at least eight former and current officials of the Department of Education and of the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget…
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January 22, 2023 in G Spot

Blue notes

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   UNLIKE in jazz and rhythm and blues, where blue notes are used in spirituals, chants and rhymed narrative ballads, the blue note in poetry is melancholic, unrhymed and unsung. A silent, heart-rending wail living in between the verses, unable to shed tears.   The knowing…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

January 22, 2023 in Andromeda's Vortex

The power of numbers

By Farah G. Decano   DAGUPAN City’s advancement seems to be blocked by a Goliath of an opposition.  With seven members solidly identified with the opposition and only five with the administration, it would seem impossible for any proposed budget to be enacted, right? Wrong. It is possible. The enactment…
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January 22, 2023 in Sports Eye

“There’s always first time in life”

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   “THERE’S always first time in life,” one of the world’s popular cliché, that happens to me time and again. Last January 15 during the “First. Jesus Rivera Garcia, Sr. Lingayen Gulf Landing Memorial Race” an amateur bikefest, I sponsored for my first bikefest in…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

January 22, 2023 in Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

GONG XI FA CAI! MABUHAY!

By Rex Catubig   "INTSIK tsonga", "Tsikwa"-- are just two of the monikers they are condescendingly called, implying disdain in the way they are regarded. Which reveals our bias and cultural ignorance. My father was privileged to enjoy a close association with the Chinese in the lumber business. I grew…
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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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Governance

Local Development Council endorses 2023 city budget

UNLISERBISYO THE Local Development Council (LDC) of Dagupan has endorsed the proposed 2023 annual budget and expenditures of the city government to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) for its necessary action. This developed following the first LDC meeting for 2023 of the local government unit of Dagupan last January 16, 2023…
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ONE-STOP BUSINESS CENTER OPENS FOR BUSINESS
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UNLISERBISYO
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UNLISERBISYO
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BEING TRANSPARENT WITH SCHOLARS ON SCHOLARSHIP FUND MESS
People & Events

RETURN OF THE TALONG FESTIVAL

RETURN OF THE TALONG FESTIVAL – The performers dance heartily to deliver the message that fun and excitement in Villasis town are back at the Talong Festival. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
People & Events
San Carlos City’s doctor is Elite Mrs. Universe
People & Events
SKILLED TIKOY COLLECTOR
People & Events
Santo Dominic de Guzman church now a minor basilica
People & Events
HONORING WW II PANGASINAN VETS
Overseas

Love for indigent seniors and families from overseas Dagupenos

IT all started over a decade ago. During the term of Priscilla Dimapilis, the Dagupan City Club of Southern California, Inc. initiated the Christmas distribution of rice packs to indigent families of Dagupan. With just a few sacks divided into packs, the gift-giving included only the blocks around Herrero street. Over…
Overseas
JULY 4TH GATHERING OF DAGUPENOS
Overseas
It’s a roaring Tiger Year for the Samahan Fil-Am Heritage Association of San Diego
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Daroya-Garcia-Belisario Clan bonding
Overseas
FIL-AM BROTHERS
Sports

Pangasinan athletes shine in Batang Pinoy 2022

THE Pangasinan team returned home from in the six-day Batang Pinoy 2022 National Championship held in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur with 15 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze medals under its belt. The national sports event that reeled off December 17 to 21 under the auspices of the Philippine Sports…
Sports
Dagupan athlete bags gold in UAAP event
Sports
Dagupan’s Inter-barangay Basketball Tournament returns
Sports
RUNNING FOR SCUAA-I
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SCUAA resumes annual sports event
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