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Issues about back riders By Leonardo Micua  THE announcement of Secretary Eduardo Año that beginning July 10 (Friday), motorcycle drivers can have their wives, live-in partners, or even their girlfriends or boyfriends, living under the same roof, as back riders elated many Filipinos no end. Some said it is long overdue and should have been […]

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Another pandemic soon? By Leonardo Micua   THE foreign press quoting sources from think tanks in the United States warn us of a new virus that may have the potential of developing into another pandemic as lethal as the one that we have today–the COVID-19 pandemic. While the world is still grappling with the deadly […]

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COVID-19’s curve here flattened? By Leonardo Micua    IF you go by hard facts, the province of Pangasinan already flattened the curve, so to speak, in the fight against COVID-19 as early as March 18, the day—if you can recall–  when the province registered the last of its only nine coronavirus fatalities. I found this […]

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Pangasinan on a roll By Leonardo Micua   CONGRATULATIONS to the province of Pangasinan for being one of the seven of the 81 provinces in the entire country to qualify for the 2019 Local Government Unit (LGU) Performance-Based Bonus. Ditto to the other 17 LGUs also qualified for the 2019 PBB, namely San Carlos and […]

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A day of Rapid Testing not enough By Leonardo Micua   A letter of Dagupan City Administrator Vlad Mata dated June 3, 2020 was posted on social media, inviting several sections and organizations in the city to send some members or staff directly catering daily to the public face-to-face, to undergo a free Rapid Anti-body Testing at the […]

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 MGCQ for Dagupan is overdue By Leonardo Micua   LIKE many others, we are optimistic that beginning June 1, under Modified General Community Quarantine, life will be much better for us all in Dagupan than when we were under the Enhanced Community Quarantine and two months later under the General Community Quarantine. Sans any guideline yet from […]

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Politics in food aid distribution By Leonardo Micua   IT is quite disgusting if not revolting to know that politics still rear its ugly head in many places even while we are still in the midst of our painstaking battle against COVID-19 and under the General Community Quarantine. A case in point was the reported refusal […]

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Timely response from Guv By Leonardo Micua   AS we write this column, Typhoon ‘Ambo” is lashing Eastern Luzon, and typhoon signal no. 1 is up in eastern and central Pangasinan. This, while we are still in the midst of our continuing battle against the deadly COVID-19. The memorandum of Gov. Amado Espino III on […]

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Something is fishy By Leonardo Micua   WHAT’S gotten into the heads of our public servants in, of all places, Dagupan? Suddenly, in this late stage of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, they want to impose a number coding scheme for private vehicles traveling on all major thoroughfares in the city. Naturally, car owners, like me, […]

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