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Are bishops for SOGIE law? By Ermin Garcia Jr. FAR from the misimpressions of some that the discussion on the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill is unimportant, there were already serious moral implications that surfaced at the recent senate hearings.  Notwithstanding the continuing emotional debates, SOGIE author Sen. Risa […]

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Competence of SITG doubted By Ermin Garcia Jr. SOMETHING is amiss in the investigation of the slay attempt on the life of former Cong. Spine Espino. Firstly, it’s taking so painfully long for the police to establish with the motive that could lead to the identity of those behind the assassination attempt. One would think […]

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A father-and-son story By Ermin Garcia Jr. THE blasted illegal fish pens along the Calmay River during the Belen Fernandez administration are back with a vengeance! And if I’m not mistaken, these are the same illegal fish pens that were allowed to mushroom (and protected by the City Agriculturist Emma Molina) during former Mayor Benjie […]

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Stop plea bargain for drug offenders By Ermin Garcia Jr. WEEKS ago, the dilemma of Dagupan City police chief, P/Lt. Col. Abubakar Mengelen Jr. caught my attention. He wondered why he was seeing the same persons being arrested in buy-bust operations. How was that possible, he asked. Indeed, how? When he looked into it, the […]

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Soon Dagupan, Pangasinan dengue-free? By Ermin Garcia Jr. HERE’S a heads up to the Dagupan City government, and yes, to the provincial government. Firstly, I hope the city government will soon realize that Dagupan City can pride itself to be the only dengue-free city in the country! How so?  The city government, barangays and civic […]

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