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My first dose of Sinovac

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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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PRRD to charge mayors, kapitans

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By Leonardo Micua   A day or two before Dagupan was to hold its Bangus Festival on April 30, mayors or barangay officials were warned by President Duterte that they are liable and will be charged with dereliction of duty if they fail to enforce quarantine protocols and prevent the surge in COVID-19 cases in their respective…

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Goodbye Dagupan bangus

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By Leonardo Micua   WHILE Dagupan City is about to celebrate its Bangus Festival on April 30, the Dagupan bangus growers and vendors, particularly the vendors at the  Magsaysay Fish Market, came out in the local media lamenting the order of things in local markets. They  have been complaining of earning…

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Wanted: A balancing act from economists

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By Leonardo Micua   WE don’t know if the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease made the right decision in recommending to President Rodrigo Duterte the downgrading of the quarantine classification of NCR+ bubble from ECQ to the less restrictive MECQ. While the surge may have slowed down a…

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Wrong move, wrong time By Leonardo Micua SOMETHING unexpected happened at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session on March 15. Vice Governor Mark Lambino stepped down his chair, as presiding officer, to propose a resolution that was met with cold shoulders from members of the ruling majority in that chamber. Lambino’s proposed…

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A sudden nightmare By Leonardo Micua   AT a time when vaccination was finally being rolled out in various parts of the country after exactly one year of the coronavirus, a sudden surge of cases in some parts of the country, particularly in the National Capital Region, has made the situation virtually…

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What holds for Dagupan’s garbage? By Leonardo Micua   THE closure of the Urdaneta Sanitary Landfill by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for various violations of environmental laws and specifically for converting itself into a mere open dumpsite, inevitably put not only booming Urdaneta City that owns the…

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Dagupan City vs. Pangasinan on travel protocol By Leonardo Micua   THE new uniform, standard protocol for travelers approved by the national IATF, which was adopted outright by the Pangasinan provincial government on March 1, the very day it was supposed to be effective nationwide, seemed to have gotten a cold response…

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