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Credit the Camba-Fonseca tandem By Ermin Garcia Jr.   AT the outset, I wish to thank the two loudspeakers of Dagupan Mayor Benjie Lim, namely Ruel Camba and Joel Fonseca. Without the Camba-Fonseca jukebox tandem, The PUNCH could not have possibly known earlier that not only did the chairmen of the 2011 and 2012 Bangus […]

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Overseas kabaleyans as stakeholders By Ermin Garcia Jr.   LOCAL candidates should follow the lead of Sen. Alan Cayetano, the re-electionist senator who did the first ever “Google Hang-Out” in the country in an attempt to engage voters overseas in a discussion of vital issues close to their hearts. Google Hangout is a new internet […]

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The truth and lies about the fish pens By Ermin Garcia Jr.   FINALLY, one Dagupan city official had the courage to emerge and admit to the truth about the proliferation of illegal fish pens in the city, belying earlier arrogant claims by the camps of Mayor Benjie Lim and City Agriculturist Emma Molina that […]

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The fish pens are back! By Ermin Garcia Jr. IN case you haven’t noticed, the once clear and clean Pantal River along the De Venecia Hi-Way in Dagupan Cty is beginning to be blotted again with fish pens, the scourge of the river! There are only two ways that this can happen. 1) The agriculture […]

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Lim faces contempt

OVER MC ADORE SALE  IT MAY still be premature for Mayor Benjamin Lim to rejoice over the controversial sale of MC Adore and the reported full payment by the buyer last January 28. Lawyer Borromeo Bustamante, representing his client Ryan Ravanzo, secretary of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, has filed a motion on the same day to […]

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