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Time to be with Jesus Christ By Ermin Garcia Jr.     BELIEVE it or not, Christmas is in the air. It’s here. But perhaps you are wondering why most people still don’t greet others “Merry Christmas”! Didn’t it occur to you that perhaps it’s because you probably don’t greet…

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By December 22, 2020Opinion, Punchline

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Our responsibilities to our relatives, friends By Ermin Garcia Jr.   BE forewarned and be forearmed. Given the drastic actions already taken by countries where confirmed COVID-19 cases surged overnight because of lax implementation of health and physical protocols. i.e., enforcement of wearing of facial masks and shields and social…

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By December 15, 2020Opinion, Punchline

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Good news is bad news By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IS the good news about status of COVID-19 contagion in Pangasinan, being on the decline, actually bad news?? That appears to be so when we look around and observe the behavior of people in the barangays. Residents are starting to…

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By December 7, 2020Opinion, Punchline

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Official ‘protection’ network in Dagupan By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IN case you have been fully distracted by efforts of the local governments to restart the economy, and the Christmassy lights on the two main bridges, there are two crises (human and nature) that are waiting to happen in Dagupan…

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By December 1, 2020Opinion, Punchline

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Town/city as COVID-19 epicenter By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE reaction of Sison’s local government to our last week’s headline: “Sison is new epicenter of COVID-19 cases” brought to light important lessons in effectively managing the pandemic in communities. (Due to space constraints, we can only post the full text…

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By November 24, 2020Opinion, Punchline

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Refuse to be killed easily By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE killing of another newsman in Vir Maganes sent another shockwave in our midst. And so did the killing of RTC Judge Maria Teresa Abadilla. While the slaying of the two happened under very different circumstances, the message is crystal…

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By November 17, 2020Opinion, Punchline

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Wanted: Urgent help for new distance learners By Ermin Garcia Jr.     OUR education sector is in dire need of help to be able to cope and deliver the quality education that our children deserve under these most difficult conditions, a pandemic period. A report in media has indicated…

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By November 10, 2020Opinion, Punchline

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My Facebook challenge By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IN case, you haven’t noticed, there is one common reaction to uniformed personnel at border and quarantine checkpoints in Pangasinan – Masyadong relaxed and tamad! Why is that so? You can’t blame them if the sight of government personnel at checkpoints does…

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By October 27, 2020Opinion, Punchline

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Our ‘New Normal’ is 20 years late By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IS there, indeed, a ‘New Normal’ in the horizon even after a vaccine is found to protect one’s self against COVID-19 infection?  Nope. Life will actually be back to the ‘Old Normal’ that brought us to the 21st…

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By October 20, 2020Opinion, Punchline