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Restarting the public service engine

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.    NEXT week, Mayor Belen Fernandez (and many others like her) will restart her public service engine. And fairly or unfairly for her, the expectations are very high given the unprecedented mandate she got from the city, and after the disappointing and dismal performance of the…

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Restarting the public service engine

By June 26, 2022Punchline

Mayor Lim’s no-win situation

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   OUTGOING Dagupan Mayor Brian Lim is facing another dilemma. Will he veto the 2022 annual budget that he proposed but will not benefit his administration or simply approve it as his last act of acceptance that he lost in his political poker he played with…

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Mayor Lim’s no-win situation

By June 12, 2022Punchline

Loving mothers today, tomorrow

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   SEEING how hectic preparations were being made for yesterday’s series of miting de abanse by candidates, I wonder how many cared to remember to prepare for the celebration of Mother’s Day today, May 8, which in my book is one of the most important days…

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Loving mothers today, tomorrow

By May 9, 2022Punchline

My wannabe senators

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.    ALLOW me to share names of wannabe senators who I know will make a difference for us given their track records. Of course, Alan Cayetano (14)! For good governance, livelihood and education. Consider: Harry Roque (54) for justice, international, domestic laws. Minguita Padilla (48) for…

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My wannabe senators

By May 2, 2022Punchline