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May 15, 2022

API: election results rigged, set to file protest

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ONE-FOR-ALL, ALL-FOR-ONE

ONE-FOR-ALL, ALL-FOR-ONE – The victorious members of the Team Belen-BK get together to affirm their pledge to support the team’s agenda for Dagupan City after their proclamation. Joining Mayor-elect Belen Fernandez and Vice Mayor-elect Bryan Kua, are (left to right) Councilors-elect Jigs Seen, Dennis Canto, and Michael Fernandez. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)
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Belen completes comeback in landslide win over Lim
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Mayor Lim concedes, congratulates Belen
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AGuiLa to Espinos: Accept your defeat
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Filing of direct bribery vs. market marshal, 2 others recommended anew
Inside News

AGuiLa’s SHOW OF FORCE

AGuiLa’s SHOW OF FORCE – The key members of the AGuiLa political powerhouse meet the local media to respond to API’s charge of election cheating after their proclamation. Fielding questions are (left to right): 1st District Representative-elect Art Celeste, AGuiLa lead convenor Cesar Quiambao, reelected VG Mark Lambino, Governor-elect. Ramon Guico…
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Are the Guicos Pangasinan’s new political kingpin?
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Election protest should be filed in court – Comelec
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Incoming admin will support new Dagupan City Hall, if…
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FAMILY VOTER’S ASSISTANCE
Business

LIVELIHOOD KITS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

LIVELIHOOD KITS FOR ENTREPRENEURS - -The Department of Trade in Pangasinan and the Dagupan Coty government conducted Entrepreneurship Seminar  and awarding of sari-sari store livelihood kits to 125 beneficiaries under the DTI- Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
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Donation of land in Pugaro-Suit is legal — donor’s lawyer
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DOST implements iSTART program in Sual
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BEAUTIES MALLING AT SM URDANETA
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DTI awards livelihood packages to 125 Dagupeños
Crime Notes

TIGHT SECURITY FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS

TIGHT SECURITY FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS – The  Sto. Tomas police and Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), inspect vehicles for firearms to ensure the peaceful conduct of elections on May 9.  Sto. Tomas  town was one of the seven areas placed under "orange category" or areas  of immediate concern in this year's campaign and election.  (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
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PNP: Pangasinan elections peaceful, orderly
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Ex-Army soldier in drug trade arrested
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WAR OF TARP POSTERS
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Binmaley deputy police chief, suspect in gun slay, surrenders

Opinions

Editorial

by Editor

May 15, 2022 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Failed system vs. vote-buying

COMMUNITIES everywhere in Pangasinan expected vote-buying spree in the last two days before May 9, everywhere except the Comelec offices. Despite all the threats of legal consequences in media by the Comelec officials, voters were up late nights and early dawn on the streets waiting for convoys to stop in…
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May 15, 2022 in Punchline

Marcos, not governance, as the central issue

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IN my book, the 2022 elections were perhaps the next most stressful and emotional political event in the country, next to the 1986 People Power. The level of partisanship this year hit the roof, and the common factor in both was about the Marcoses. In…
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General Admission

by Al Mendoza

May 15, 2022 in General Admission

Happy days are here again

By Al S. Mendoza   THE poor brought Bongbong Marcos back to the Palace. If you can believe that, then you know your history. Recall that the poor are humanity’s most gullible and stubborn. They believe lies peddled as truth. You tell them Bongbong is clean as sheet, they will…
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Out of the fire

by: Gonzalo Duque

May 15, 2022 in Out of the Fire

Mayor Belen’s convincing win

By Gonzalo Duque   I congratulate Mayor Belen Fernandez for a victory that is well-deserved. Honestly, I was surprised by her huge margin of victory of more than 14,000 over incumbent Mayor Brian Lim. I surmise that maybe, the 14,000-margin was the consequence of the miscues not only of the…
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Random Thoughts

by: Leonardo Micua

May 15, 2022 in Random Thoughts

The ‘One Bonuan’ political force

By Leonardo Micua   ANALYZING why former Mayor Belen Fernandez won the election in Dagupan City by a huge margin of more than 14,000 votes, we found out that it was the ‘One Bonuan’ vote that spelled her victory over incumbent Mayor Brian Lim. Not that I am from Bonuan but…
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May 15, 2022 in G Spot

The Waxing Gibbous Moon

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   A flood of light illuminates the garden. It is not the full moon as yet, but the intermediate Moon phase between the half moon and the full moon. The moonlight brushes through my skin gently, opening its pores. It teases the buds to open as…
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Andromeda’s Vortex

by: Farah Decano

May 15, 2022 in Andromeda's Vortex

After elections

By Farah G. Decano   LET patriotism prevail after the elections.  We must remain good and law-abiding citizens even if we do not agree with the presumptive majority.  This is what democracy is all about - to be given a chance to raise our voices through the ballot. It is…
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May 15, 2022 in Sports Eye

Is the voice of money, now the voice of people?

By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. AFTER experiencing a life threatening (hypertension) situation caused by mental stress that forced me to be taken to a hospital, I feel blessed to have gotten over my temporary depression. God is great. Yes, my big thanks to Him and to Mama Mary of Our…
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Entre’acte

by: Rex Catubig

May 15, 2022 in Entre'acte

Starring Robin Padilla

By Rex Catubig   NOBLESSE oblige--nobility obliges. It is the trait of the highborn to regard the less privileged with generosity and kindness. In today's context, to be more accepting and politically correct. Robin Padilla's topping the senatorial slate has the nation's intelligentsia crying fucking shit. He has only a…
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Art Valenzuela’s Photo Collection

by: Art Valenzuela

May 17, 2022 in Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection, Punch Gallery

A Beautiful Story of The Paoay Lake, The Sand Dunes and The One Million Bricks of Fort Ilocandia Resort

Photos and story by Art G. Valenzuela WHOSE HANDS crafted and baked the more than a million bricks and tiles that make up the façade and walls of the Fort Ilocandia Resort in Ilocos Norte? It was also in 1982 when the Ministry of Agriculture Region 1 Director Manuel “Maning”…
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Governance

De Venecia proclaimed, vows to continue advocacies

Congressman Toff needs no codigo. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao) FOURTH District Rep. Christopher de Venecia was proclaimed May 9, Tuesday afternoon by the Provincial Board of Canvassers led by Provincial Elections Supervisor Ericson Oganiza. Accompanied by his parents, former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. and his mother, former Congresswoman Gina de Venecia,…
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STREET DANCE EXHIBITION
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We will all rise under my term—Belen
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PANGASINAN CELEBRATES PISTA’Y DAYAT 2022
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PALIKET ED GULPO
People & Events

Tsunami victory for Arenas in 3rd District

Outgoing Deputy Speaker Rosemary greets daughter, Rachel Arenas, congresswoman-elect of 3rd District with a motherly hug. (Eva Visperas) THIRD District Rep.-elect Rachel Arenas logged the highest percentage votes garnered in the recently-concluded elections in Pangasinan – 91% of votes cast. The daughter of Deputy Speaker Rose Marie Arenas garnered 311, 862 votes…
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Lingayen re-elects Bataoil
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BEACH VOLLEYBALL EXHIBITION
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Political rally at the Kalutan
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Siblings in Lingayen top board exams
Overseas

It’s a roaring Tiger Year for the Samahan Fil-Am Heritage Association of San Diego

IT was the first membership meeting of the year 2022 for San Diego, California's Samahan Fil-Am Heritage Association. But January also marks the birthdays of active members Josie Maraya and Cdr. Bienvenido Valerio and the wedding anniversary of the couple Jimmie and Eleanor Sober. Adding to the excitement, 30 new…
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Daroya-Garcia-Belisario Clan bonding
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FIL-AM BROTHERS
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US-based Pinoys celebrate PH performance in SeaG
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BONUAN’S PRIDE
Sports

GOTCHA

GOTCHA -- Melvin Corpuz, one of the three-man breakaway group, grabs a handy plastic of water from a supporter during the Capital Town Pista'y Dayat Cycling Challenge 2022 in Lingayen. Corpuz crossed the finish line alone. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)
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LADY RIDERS SHOW OFF
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RARE COMPETITIVE RIDERS
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Two Dagupeños complete six World Marathon Majors
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30 young women athletes in schools cited
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