Annulment of MC Adore sale sought

ANOTHER court case hounds the controversial sale of the land and building of the MC Adore International Palace owned by the Dagupan City government last January 7, 2013 to the Amb. ALC Holdings and Management Corporation. This time, a civil case was filed by Mr. Leo Angeles, a resident of Dagupan City seeking the annulment […]

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Punchline

Cabangon Chua scores big  By Ermin Garcia Jr.   BAD NEWS. Dagupan City has lost the second round in its bid to keep MC Adore or simply to earn more from its sale to the Amb. ALC Holdings and Management. Observing from the bleachers, it is evident that the city government lost by default in […]

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Punchline

Who will protect Decorp’s customers? By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE PUNCH has not received any response from the Dagupan Electric Corporation to our text query whether it plans to refund overpayments made by its customers for the overstated generation charges made in December 2013 and January 2014. Note that Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled […]

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City officials accountable for technical malversation

AUDITOR’S RECOMMENDATION PAST and present officials of Dagupan could go to jail for allowing current appropriations to pay for the previous year’s obligations, a practice that became standard under the administration of former Mayor Benjamin Lim. City Auditor Virgilio Quinto, in an Audit Observation Memorandum, recommended the filing of administrative and criminal cases against the persons involved in such a transaction, citing specifically […]

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Dagupan City is broke

MAYOR-elect Belen Fernandez is inheriting an empty coffer from outgoing Mayor Benjamin Lim by July 1. Records are finally showing the city, indeed, had incurred a deficit of P21.6 million in 2012 contrary to what was officially reported in the trial balance that it registered a surplus of P1 million, and the Lim administration used the 2013 […]

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