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COVID-19 vs. 2022 election

By | Editorial, Punch Gallery

  IT’S obvious to everyone why some mayors still continue to be reluctant to fully stop the contagion in their communities – it is their imagined fear of payback in the 2022 polls. The fear that voters will resent any attempt at strictly enforcing the health and distancing protocols, i.e.,…

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Local campaign issues in 2022

By | Punchline

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   SINCE most mayors and barangay kapitan cannot help but think about their political life’s future (night and day) amid the pandemic, let’s talk politics and their fate with the pandemic in the equation. Let’s start with campaign issues in 2022. Incumbent mayors whose towns and…

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Pacquiao’s toughest 2 gambles up

By | General Admission

By Al S. Mendoza    MANNY Pacquiao has two gambles coming up. Are they both winnable? Tough question. The first gamble puts Pacquiao on the defensive. Why? He’ll be fighting someone too hungry for a win he’d do anything to succeed, including probably selling his soul to the devil in…

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My first dose of Sinovac

By | Random Thoughts

By Leonardo Micua   I FINALLY got my first dose of the Sinovac vaccine last week and I tell you, I felt no adverse reaction after the procedure, hours after and the days following. Because I came to the vaccination site early, I was the eighth person vaccinated that day. But…

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The transitory permanence of things

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   WE are bound to meet for a short period of time, before we move on, to places we have never been, or to places we have been before. The experiences are unique, appearing to have come from the same source, but may be coming from…

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The impossible WPS debate

By | Andromeda's Vortex

By Atty. Farah G. Decano   FORMER Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio recently accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge to debate on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue. I was wondering if the former really wanted to be tortured by possible fallacious arguments including ad hominem hurled at him. *          *         …

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Damage souls still have worth

By | Learnings in Life

Unknown Author Contributed by Ashok Vasandani   Here’s a story I read in that I’d like to share, something that we can all learn from. “A shop owner placed a sign above his door that said: ‘Puppies For Sale.’ Signs like this always have a way of attracting young…

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2,067 persons refused entry to Pangasinan

By | Headlines

NO PROOF OF ESSENTIAL TRAVEL, NO ENTRY THERE have been 2,067 persons that were denied entry into Pangasinan from March 29 to May 2 consistent with an IATF resolution, the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) reported. P/Lt. Colonel Brendon Palisoc, police deputy provincial director for operations, revealed that those turned…

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By | Top Stories

BIKE & RUN — A thousand bikers and joggers enjoy a carless Sunday along the 4.8 kilometer Jose De Venecia road extension during the 1st  Bike and Run Day in  Dagupan City. According to Dr. Cicel Reyna, Dagupan City Sports Commissioner, the health and sports event will already be a monthly affair, every 1st Sunday of…

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