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September 25, 2022

Dagupan has option to choose area within 30 days

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TEXTING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

TEXTING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD – It’s a commons sight inside public jeepneys and buses to see passengers holding their mobile phones texting away until they reach their destinations. Was the onset of texting the beginning of anti-social conduct of most Filipinos? (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
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LTFRB oks fare hike in Pangasinan starting October 3
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Bonuan Boquig NHS is top 3 finalist
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Customer billed P1.4M for 1 one month consumption
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TEMPORARY RELIEF FROM FLOODING
Inside News

UNDER PRESSURE IN LONELY TASK

UNDER PRESSURE IN LONELY TASK  -  A personnel of the Waste Management Division in Dagupan City goes about collecting as much of the garbage in Barangay Tapuac after a radio report took the division to task for failing to pick up all garbage in the area daily. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
Inside News
Dagupan SP approves Super Family Health Center site
Inside News
Pangasinan Baywalk Development Council proposed
Inside News
Five-day Special Vaccination Days starts September 26
Inside News
New Urdaneta City Police Station inaugurated
Business

TRADITIONAL RICE FARMING

TRADITIONAL RICE FARMING – Rice farmers in Barangay Umangan in Mangatarem, like in many other towns, plant palay without mechanized equipment and financial subsidy from the national government yet they are expected help ensure food security for the country. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
Business
Dagupan SP passes ordinance for lower registration fees
Business
Coke running out in supermarkets, sari-sari stores
Business
SINAG sees sugar prices to stabilize next month
Business
Rice, meat supply for holidays enough – DA
Crime Notes

Suspected triggerman in 2020 Maganes slay nabbed

ONE of the three prime suspects in the slaying of journalist Virgilio Maganes last 2020 was nabbed by authorities in Quirino province. P/Major Ria Tacderan, public information officer of the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) said suspect Noe Ducay aka ‘Owing’, 45, was arrested by policemen in Aglipay, Quirino province.…
Crime Notes
Chief PNP orders regular briefings with barangay officials
Crime Notes
18-year-old teen charged with rape, arrested
Crime Notes
4 injured over motorcycle mishap
Crime Notes
8-year-old boy hit by motorcycle rider

Opinions

Editorial

by Editor

September 26, 2022 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

The hybrid pork barrel

THE exposé of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano about DPWH’s “fund parking’ or the illegal realignment of billions of pesos in the infrastructure department’s 2023 budget is an indication that the 30-40% “S.O.P.” from favored contractors is back with a vengeance. This involves allocation of projects in various districts, and it…
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September 26, 2022 in Punchline

Who’s running the provincial government?

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IT’S been more than 75 days and still nothing is heard from Guv Mon-Mon Guico about developments and current issues in Pangasinan! Who’s running the provincial government? Is it already Vice Guv Mark Lambino holding the reins? The continued silence of the governor on the…
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General Admission

by Al Mendoza

September 25, 2022 in General Admission

Signing 2 contracts is illegal

By Al S. Mendoza   WILL Navarro was hot news this week on the sporting front. Not because of his on-court skills but, alas, on his off-court misstep of monumental proportions. Navarro was a star of the Ateneo basketball team that won multiple times in the UAAP events in recent…
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Out of the fire

by: Gonzalo Duque

September 25, 2022 in Out of the Fire

Our family trip to Ilocos Norte

By Gonzalo Duque   LAST week, I traveled to Northern Luzon to visit my brods and friends in that area. You know, the Duque clan originated from Paoay, Ilocos Norte. On my way to Ilocos Norte,  I had a stopover in Vigan City where I and company had a nice conversation…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

September 25, 2022 in Random Thoughts

Impact of Coke’s disappearance

By Leonardo Micua   THOSE who are not concerned about the disappearance of Coca-Cola and its allied products in the shelves of supermarkets and sari-sari stores, we would like to announce we do and it matters to us. This even if we are not a drinker of Coke nor a…
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September 25, 2022 in G Spot

Burnout

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   SUDDENLY, I did not want to do anything. I just wanted to go to Baguio City among the pine trees, or on a pristine coast along Lingayen Gulf. Call it burnout. Call it anything. By body is protesting the daily routine, I could feel it…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

September 25, 2022 in Andromeda's Vortex

The right to be forgotten

By Farah G. Decano             THE right to be forgotten is a relatively new concept in the legal arena.  It first arose in 2014 when a man from Spain asked Google to erase his links that pertained to his past records of bankruptcy.  Because of the giant search engine’s refusal,…
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September 25, 2022 in Sports Eye

Excellent Noodles Cup cagefest unfurls Sept. 25 (Part 1 of 2)

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   WE have witnessed how the world’s economy was derailed by the COVID-19 for three years (2019-2021) and reportedly killed millions of people worldwide.  As true believer of  our Holy Bible, I expected this to happen given what was written in the Good Book in…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

September 25, 2022 in Entre'acte

Martial Law diary

By Rex Catubig   I woke up to a stacticky radio on Saturday, September 23, 1972. No matter how I twiddled the dial, there was only hissing and crackling. And there was no newspaper, either. I was waking up to a bad dream, I thought. I hurriedly took a jeep…
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Art Valenzuela’s Photo Collection

by: Art Valenzuela

September 18, 2022 in Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection, Punch Gallery

PAGUDPUD BEACH: NO. 1 MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD

Photos and short story by Art Valenzuela (Exclusive to the Sunday Punch) Whenever I think of taking a long vacation, “away from it all,” there is one place that always comes to my mind as it weaves back pleasant memories of the past --- Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte. It is…
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Governance

Crucial inspection trips

UNLISERBSIYO By Belen Fernandez ON board motor boats, nagsagawa tayo, kasama ang personnel ng DPWH, City Engineering Office at CDRRMC, ng inspection sa Pantal-Sinucalan River last Wednesday afternoon para makakuha ng important data na maaring gamitin in preparing a master plan kung paano maibsan ang pagbaha sa ating mahal na…
Governance
Dagupan gets P350k worth of Ritemed products
Governance
COLOR PAGE
Governance
Dagupan inks MOA with Villaflor Hospital for free mammogram
Governance
Declogging of drainage finally started
People & Events

FESTIVAL OF BARANGAY FOOD

FESTIVAL OF BARANGAY FOOD – Teenagers gamely participate in the tinapang manok eating contest held at the  SM City Urdaneta Central to boost the city government’s Festival of Food featuring  popular food items in barangays. (Punchphoto by Cesar Ramirez)
People & Events
LNU celebrates Law Week 2022 with former CJ Sereno
People & Events
ZUMBA FOR LINGKOD BAYANI
People & Events
92-year-old Lola asks for 2nd booster shot
People & Events
Sta. Barbara mom to represent PH in Mrs. Tourism pageant
Overseas

JULY 4TH GATHERING OF DAGUPENOS

MEMBERS of the Greater Dagupan City Association of California gathered over the July 4th weekend for a post-pandemic mini- reunion and despedida get-together for couple Tony and Gloria Dator who have retired in Dagupan City. Present during the occasion were: Angie Pacheco Rominger, Mila Marquez Maramba, Lope and Celia Catubig,…
Overseas
It’s a roaring Tiger Year for the Samahan Fil-Am Heritage Association of San Diego
News
Daroya-Garcia-Belisario Clan bonding
Overseas
FIL-AM BROTHERS
News
US-based Pinoys celebrate PH performance in SeaG
Sports

70 young swimmers try-out for Batang Pinoy Championship

THE provincial swimming try-out for the Batang Pinoy National Championship 2022 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center swimming pool on September 3 became a challenge to 70 young swimmers (from 12 years old and younger, and 15 years old). Leopoldo Arnaiz, head of the Pangasinan Sports Management and…
Sports
Pinay int’l kart racer visits roots
Sports
‘Backward Runner’ seeks two Guinness World Records
Sports
All sports activities banned in Sison due to rising Covid cases
Sports
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