Last Week's News

Opposition dads reject MCH anew

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IN THE NAME OF POLITICS THE opposition comprising the majority bloc of the Dagupan Sanggunian Panlungsod again turned back on its word indicated in last week’s regular session that it would support the implementation of the P150-million Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) when it  resisted anew to pass the resolution…


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FINALLY A TWO-WAY STREET AGAIN -- Arellano Street that was opened to one -way street when the elevation of road and drainage system in the area by the DPWH started, is finally opened to two-way traffic as scheduled to the relief of regular commuters to the area. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)

3 projects of past administration placed under special audit

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THREE infra projects done during the past Lim administration underwent  technical review by the Commission on Audit before full payment can be issued to the contractors. City Legal Officer Aurora Valle, chair of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of Dagupan City, said the review by an audit team from…

Villasis Municipal Library bags 4 awards

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VILLASIS Municipal Library was honored with four prestigious awards during the 6th Gawad Pampublikong Aklatan (GPA) ceremony held on March 22, 2024 at the Epifanio Delos Santos Auditorium of the National Library of the Philippines (NLP), in celebration of the 65th Public Library Day in the Philippines. GPA is the…

San Roque Dam ‘fighting’ to provide water for irrigation, electricity

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THE San Roque Dam located in San Manuel town, is still able to provide irrigation for farmers despite a considerable amount of water lost over the past days. Tom Valdez, San Roque Power Corporation (SRPC) vice president, said the dam is still operating normally, despite the water level lower than…


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NATURE’S REFLECTION OF PROCESSION – Parishioners in Dagupan joining the Good Friday procession are unaware that their participation is reflected in the water dump on the street. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)

Three rabies victims in Pangasinan die

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RABIES cases in Pangasinan recorded three victims that died. This was verified by the Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Region I April 4. Dr. Rheuel Bobis, DOH-CHD medical officer, said these were cases logged from January 1 to March 16 this year. All patients, said Bobis,…

Expect dryer, hotter days says PAGASA

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THE Holy Week may have ended, but the period for penitence of Pangasinenses will still continue. This, after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned that the warm dry season has only just begun with easterlies or warm air from the Pacific Ocean entering the Philippines. In…

It’s up to DepEd to declare suspension of F2F classes — Mayor Bataoil

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UNLIKE other cities and towns in Pangasinan, the Lingayen local government gave school administrators of public and private schools in all levels to decide whether they should suspend face-to-face classes amid the prevailing high heat index in Pangasinan. Lingayen Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil, said the  teachers and school administrators can discern…

Health expert: Drinking cold water when feeling dehydrated is not bad

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NO truth to the health tip spreading on social media that drinking cold water when feeling hot due to today’s climate is bad. This was stressed by Dr. Rheuel Bobis, Medical Officer of the Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD), and said there is no scientific evidence…


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SUMMERTIME FRUIT – A vendor braves the high index heat, pushing his cart filled with newly harvested watermelon offering these to barangay residents in Lingayen. (Punchphoto by Cesar Ramirez)

Holy Week observance draws 600,000 to Manaoag Basilica

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AN estimated 600,000 devotees visited the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Manaoag during the observance of the Holy Week. This was bared by Mayor Jeremy Agerico Rosario during an interview with iFM Dagupan, adding that the peak attendance occurred on Maundy Thursday, from afternoon till evening.…

DTI warns storeowners’ overpricing of construction materials

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PANGASINENSES are taking advantage of the summer season to build houses. On this, DTI Provincial Director Nathalie Dalaten said the higher demand for construction materials are being exploited by unscrupulous construction storeowners, hence, DTI is closely monitor the prices of cement bags, hollow blocks, GI sheets, nails and wires. So…

1,000 folks in Urbizontdo benefit from DSWD’s ‘Cash for Work’ program

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SOME 1,000 residents of Urbiztondo were beneficiaries of the “Cash for Work” Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Urbiztondo municipal government led by Mayor Modesto Operania. The beneficiaries, chosen from among the indigent families in the town, were given 45 to 90 days short-term…


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(Filed by IFM Dagupan News) 7 drown in Pangasinan rivers during the Holy Week  PANGASINAN recorded seven drowning incidents during the Holy Week. This was bared by P/Capt. Renan de l Cruz, information officer of the Pangasinan Police, who said all the seven victims drowned in rivers where they went…


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ANG BAGONG SAKIT NA LALABANAN PERTUSSIS o WHOOPING COUGH ANO ang mga dapat gawin at iwasan para ma-protektahan ang sarili laban sa naturang bacterial infection?  Ito ang ating pinag usapan nina Dr. Julita de Venecia, Dr. Benjamin Bautista, Dr. Shiela Sabado, Dr. Richmond Batulan, Dr. Terence Lapeñas, Dr. Genelyza Garcia,…


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EMULATING SIMON OF CYRENE -- Penitents share time to carry the cross like Simon of Cyrene did on the way to the St. John Cathedral in Dagupan City. (Punchphoto by Butch Uka)

PSU’s topnotcher receives P500K cash incentive

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FOR being the top 1 in the Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination (FTLE) 2023, an alumnus of the Pangasinan State University (PSU) in its Binmaley campus received a P500,000 cash incentive from his alma mater. Adrian Dela Cruz couldn’t be happier with the unexpected cash bonanza he received during the recent…

City holds public speaking workshop for barangay, SK officials

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 THE municipal government of Alaminos City headed by Mayor Arth Bryan Celeste conducted a Public Speaking and Hosting Workshops for Barangay Information Officials (BIO) at the Leopoldo Sison Convention Center last April 3. Organized by the City Information Office, the day-long workshop was participated in by 80 Barangay and SK officials. Department Head 1 Venus Balgua led the lecturers. She…


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FREE GYMNASTICS TRAINING – A coach and a student go through the routines during the 2-Day Free Gymnastics Training Camp at Dagupan City People's Astrodome organized by the Dagupan City Sports Commission on Youth and Sports Development. The city has been sending its gymnast team to the Palarong Pambansa. (Punchphoto by Butch…