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What “Shared Responsibility” is about

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IF the Lim administration in Dagupan City is still looking for ways to give meaning to its “Shared Responsibility,” it should look no further. The “P10K Ayuda, Ang Pag-asa” and “Sari-sari community Store”, the two advocacies of former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, are about…

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What “Shared Responsibility” is about

By July 13, 2021Punchline

Punching for 65 years!

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   The PUNCH’s celebration of its 65th year of publishing and circulation is a significant milestone because it provides a ready journal of how cities and towns developed economically and culturally over 6 decades, who and which local politicians and political era made a deep impact…

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Punching for 65 years!

By July 6, 2021Punchline

Flooding as an election issue

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IT looks like the 2019 election campaign of Mayor Brian Lim is going to boomerang in 2022. He urged voters to vote then for him if they want to stop the flooding in their streets and homes by changing the mayor (then re-electionist Belen Fernandez)….

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Flooding as an election issue

By June 29, 2021Punchline

Face mask vs. face shield

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE last days of the mandatory wearing of face shields appears to be inevitable. Last week, DOH Usec. Leopoldo Vega, backed by DOH Sec. Francisco Duque III, preempted  the IATF on the issue by stating that wearing of face shields will no longer be required…

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Face mask vs. face shield

By June 22, 2021Punchline

COVID no longer means certain death

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   EVERY week, we get a mouthful of data and statistics on the status of contagion of COVID-19 in the province. While there is reason for the health authorities in Pangasinan, particularly by the Provincial Health Office, to believe that the situation is well under control,…

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COVID no longer means certain death

By June 15, 2021Punchline

Dangerous proposition in Dagupan City

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By Ermin Garcia Jr.   WITH just less than a year before 2022 elections, Dagupan Mayor Brian Lim is proposing another dangerous proposition that will likely further slowdown, if not completely push back the development of Dagupan City with widespread corruption in the city hall. Recall that when Mayor Lim…

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Dangerous proposition in Dagupan City

By May 18, 2021Punchline

Local campaign issues in 2022

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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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Local campaign issues in 2022

By May 11, 2021Punchline