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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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In defense of ex-Mayor BSL’s legacy By Ermin Garcia Jr. THE recent passage of Ordinance No. 21792019 by the Dagupan Sanggunian is titled  “Ordinance To Protect  the Dagupan Bangus Industry and Enhance Consumer Information  by Regulating the Local Sale of Bangus Sourced from Outside the Geographic Boundaries of the City of Dagupan, Providing Market Schedule […]

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Losing the Dagupan Bangus brand By Ermin Garcia Jr. FLASHBACK: On May 3, 2003, Dagupan City Mayor Benjamin Lim launched the Bangus Festival that was highlighted by the successful effort of the city government and residents to break the Guinness World Record “Longest grill” street party. It also became the launching pad for the Dagupan […]

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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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