Last Week's News

Prov’l govt collects P1M per day from quarrying

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THE provincial government is earning to P1-million a day from quarrying fees, according to Gov. Ramon Guico III. Guico told local newsmen during an ambush interview on Friday at the Provincial Police Firing Range that the amount is very significant and expects more soon as the activity proceeds in full…


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Compiled by 104.7 IFM Dagupan Floating garbage teeming in Pantal River RESIDENTS living near coastal areas of Dagupan City continue to see gross and decaying garbage floating along the Pantal River, particularly when the level of water rises due to high tide. Two days ago, residents of Barangay Calmay saw…

Indigent patients will get free medical assistance from DOH

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THE Department of Health Center for Health Development 1 (DOH CHD 1) and the provincial government are set to implement the Medical Assistance to Indigent Patients (MAIP) program in five provincial government hospitals This after Governor Ramon Guico III was authorized by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to enter into an…


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BENEFIT FROM HIGH HEAT INDEX– A farmworker takes advantage of prevailing high heat index in Pangasinan by spreading palay for drying along the shoulder of the Pangasinan-Tarlac highway in Mangatarem town. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao)

Pangasinan tops palay production in region

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THE Ilocos Region is fourth biggest palay producer in the country and Pangasinan is its top contributor with more than 1.2 million metric tons (MT). This was bared in the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – Regional Statistics Services Office 1’s report released on Tuesday, May 30 via its recently-held Agricultural…

Mangaldan keen on owning Triple A abattoir

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DON’T look now but Class AAA abattoir will soon be established in Mangaldan. The town’s local government has begun doing its own benchmarking and study tours in well-known Class AAA accredited slaughterhouses in the country from which it can pattern best practices. Among the Class AAA accredited abattoirs are the…

NIA supports more farms with solar irrigation pumps

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THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region I continues to dole out solar-powered irrigation pumps to farmer cooperatives and associations in the region to ensure water supply for crops. In a press conference Thursday last week, NIA Ilocos Regional Manager Engr. Gaudencio de Vera said they are prioritizing areas in San…


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PRIDE OF PANGASINAN --Karatekas John Manantan and Arriane Brito who both won silver medals in the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) held in Cambodia were honored by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan led by Vice Gov. Mark Lambino during the last Monday’s regular session at the Capitol in Lingayen. Also in…

Mangatarem’s rising basketball star eyes PBA Draft

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A RISING collegiate basketball player from Mangataren town is preparing to be included in the next Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) draft to further his career. Enoch Valdez is currently playing for the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Pirates in the NCAA league, one of the basketball powerhouses in the…

Dasol remains Pangasinan’s top salt producer

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PANGASINAN’S top salt producers are the towns of Dasol, Bolinao, Bani, Anda and Alaminos City. According to the data Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg), Dasol produced 24,000 metric tons (MT) of salt from its more than 10,000 banigan (salt beds) located in 13 of its 18 villages, or 37.4…

DOLE to hold 5 job fairs on Independence Day

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TO celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 2023, the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office 1 (DOLE RO1) will hold five job fairs simultaneously in five locations in Pangasinan. The job fairs will be at the Don Leopoldo Sison Convention Center in Alaminos City; Nepo…

Veterans Bank targets postwar veterans, AFP retirees as shareholders

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HERE’S a great investment opportunity for post-war II veterans, AFP Retirees and their families in Pangasinan. Philippine Veterans Bank’s (PVB) capital raising efforts is targeting new shareholders among post-war II veterans, AFP Retirees and their families. Until recently, PVB was owned exclusively by over 385,000 World War II veterans and…

Obstruction of SP majority continues

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FORMATION OF PSB SNAGGED ANEW IT’S been nine months since the resolution creating the Personnel Selection Board (PSB) was submitted and certified urgent by Mayor Belen Fernandez, and the seven-man majority of the Sangguniang Panlungsod continues to block its adoption. The committee on civil service and government reorganization, chaired by…

3 CTGs surrender in Mabini through ELCAC

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THREE members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) surrendered and returned to the fold of the law through the government’s Oplan Balik-Loob program facilitated by the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in Pangasinan. The three surrenderers, whose identities were withheld by police authorities for security…


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By Ahikam Pasion   Known gun-for-hire group leader shot dead A leader of a gun-for-hire group was shot dead by still unidentified suspects on Tuesday night, May 30. Victim was identified as Virgilio dela Cruz, resident of Barangay Taloyan, Malasiqui town. Dela Cruz was riding his scooter along the provincial…


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2023 REYNA ELENA - Aileen Santos, “Reyna Elena’ and consort ‘Emperador Constantino’ Arjean Cuison ride horse-drawn carriage around the city's main streets during the traditional Santacruzan May Flower Festival parade. (Punchphoto Willie Lomibao)

Lingayen lass graduates magna cum laude in Boston College

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AS if earning 200 medals for her academic achievements from Grade 1 to high school was not enough, this studious student from Lingayen went on to graduate, earning a degree from Boston College in Massachusetts, USA, magna cum laude. The unassuming April Christelle de Leon, who earned her Bachelor of…


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UNLISERBISYO MAYOR Belen Fernandez talks to personnel of the DPWH assigned to do the upgrading of PCC pavement and drainage system in Don Jose Calimlim Road (Callejon St.) Brgy. Pogo Chico, one of the projects assisted by Sen. Francis Tolentino.  The other project expected to be implemented this year is…

Who’s against Balay Silangan in Dagupan?

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By Leonardo Micua GIVEN the gravity of the drug problem today as gleaned from the warning of DILG that more than 400 of our incumbent barangay officials are involved in illegal drugs, and a few law enforcers are possibly in cahoots with the drug lords, what is the seven-man majority…


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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   NO matter how willing you are to help, there will be times when you can't. Especially when the one you are helping has to perform on her own certain required steps critical to making help possible, and she is unable to comply. Some suggested the…