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Pork barrel in lieu of CCTV cameras By Ermin Garcia Jr. THE importance of the CCTV in solving crimes is again highlighted in the case of retired police general Marlou Chan’s ambush. Guns-for-hire practically become invisible without the CCTV cameras. Fortunately, initial recovered footages caught images of the suspects. But this will hardly be the […]

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“Shared Responsibility” in protection racket? By Ermin Garcia Jr. SOMETHING was amiss in the enforcement of the firecracker law and executive order of President Duterte. Notwithstanding the ban and intensified campaign in media vs. illegal firecrackers, there was still obviously ample supply of deadly banned firecrackers manufactured in various barangays prepared for the New Year […]

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Regrettable “wrong na, mistake pa” By Ermin Garcia Jr. IT is regrettable that the Brian Lim administration in Dagupan City chose to use the P4.3 million fund originally allocated for installation of CCTV cameras and solar street lights in 17 barangays to subsidize unidentified projects of barangays. The installation of CCTV cameras and solar lights […]

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Speculations about attempted assassination By Ermin Garcia Jr. WONDER of all wonders. Is it possible that our police have not gathered enough solid evidence to warrant the arrest of the 22 suspects it named in the assassination attempt on the life of former Cong. Spine Espino last September 11 that the Provincial Prosecutors’ Office could […]

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The tale of the Dagupan open dumpsite By Ermin Garcia Jr. WITH the bright glaring Christmas lights adorning Dagupan’s main business district and the city plaza, prepping up residents for the joyous celebration of the spirit of Christmas, one would easily get the impression that all’s well in the city. Well not quite. Unknown perhaps […]

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