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Ongoing systematic vote-buying By Leonardo Micua   HERE’s our advice to voters already reached by coordinators of certain candidates already implementing a systematic vote-buying scheme: Accept the cash and still vote for the candidate who you think can do much more for your locality. We are sharing this advice because of reports that some candidates, through […]

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Solve the Uy murder  fast By LeonardoMicua   A SPECIAL Investigation Task Group (SITG) was formed by Police Provincial Director Wilson Lopez to gather pieces of evidence that could help unmask and pin down the perpetrator/s, including the mastermind behind the gruesome killing of former Bayambang Councilor Levin Uy and the wounding of his companion. […]

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PhilHealth staff not considered health workers By Leonardo Micua   A RECENT decision of the Supreme Court that declared that officers and employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) are not public health workers and therefore are not entitled to the privileges granted under the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers was brought to […]

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Soon, flood gates in Dagupan By Leonardo Micua   THE good news is, Typhoon ‘Rosita’ that packed gusty winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour did not generate much rain and exacted only negligible damages in Pangasinan compared to past typhoons like “Ompong”. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the […]

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Political tricks and issues By Leonardo Micua   EVEN before the City Elections Office could sort out things and the names of candidates, Socorro Barrozo Aquino, the woman who filed her certificate of candidacy for mayor as an independent candidate at about 2:00 p.m. on October 17, withdrew from the race at 9:20 a.m. the next […]

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Another dirty trick? By Leonardo Micua   WHILE most of the newsmen were covering the last day of filing and excitedly awaiting former Congressman Mark Cojuangco to file his certificate of candidacy for governor (or for vice governor?) at the Provincial Elections Office at the Dagupan People’s Astrodome, a woman walked in at the City […]

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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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Mocha Uson By Leonardo Micua   PCOO Undersecretary Mocha Uson just proved she’s a lot smarter than her critics, including a few (tsk, tsk, tsk) even from her own office, when she announced her resignation in the middle of the hearing on PCOO’s 2019 budget at the Senate. To me, the resignation of Mocha, who is from Dagupan and […]

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