Punchline

LP-COMELEC-Smartmatic conspiracy By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IT is worrisome that the Duterte administration is ominously quiet about the expose of former Cong. Glenn Chong about the the LP-Comelec-Smartmatic conspiracy that cheated in the 2016 elections to ensure the victory of presidential candidate Mar Roxas, VP Candidate Leni Robredo and selected senatoriables (whom I surmise […]

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Playing with Fire

‘Scourge of the times’ By Gonzalo Duque   THERE they go again! That, in a nutshell, describes the dizzying political scene in our communities these days, with the filing of certificates of candidacy by would-be governors, vice governors, board members, mayors, councilors, and, oh well, would-be losers. Is it “there they go again?” or “happy days are here […]

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General Admission

The wonder of solar-powered irrigation system By Al S. Mendoza   HERE’s a letter that should open the eyes of agriculture-loving folk in our beloved Pangasinan. September 23, 2018 The Proprietor/Manager RU Foundry & Machine Shop Brgy. Pahanocoy, Bacolod City Sirs: It is our pleasure to inform you that your solar-powered irrigation facility granted to […]

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G Spot

Over my dead body By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THIS morning, I decided to walk to Jollibee V. Luna, where I used to sit and had mental conversations with the kaimito tree across it. The kaimito is no longer there, but I imagine it to be, and say hello to the aura that still remains, […]

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Sports Eye

3rd Governor’s Cup cagefest By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. ELATED by the overwhelming success of the first two editions, sports-buff Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III did not think twice about launching the third season of Governor’s Cup Pangasinan Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament, his brainchild sports project. He has tentatively scheduled it to kick off on […]

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Random Thoughts

Battle Royale By Leonardo Micua AS of Friday, October 12, both Governor Amado Espino III and Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste, probably the only protagonists in the gubernatorial race in next year’s election, still kept their respective cards close to their chests by refusing to divulge their respective running-mates. When asked by newsmen in an […]

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Punchline

Conspiracy vs. city council By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE stand-off between the Dagupan Sangguniang Panlungsod and the three bus companies operating their terminals on Perez Boulevard will likely end with the latter having their way, flouting the city’s ordinance for as long as they want, and for as long as the proposed terminal is […]

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Playing with Fire

Politics as “antalosable” art By Gonzalo Duque   AS of this writing, the `gubernational equation in Pangasinan has gravitated to a confrontation between re-electionist Pogi Espino and graduating Mayor and former Congressman Art Celeste. Wala pa raw final sa vice governor. A simple view of the set-up shows the impermanence of political alliances. In politics, […]

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