(Compiled by 104.7 IFM Dagupan News)
Provincial Comelec ready for Barangay, SK polls
THE Provincial Elections Office is now ready for the synchronized Barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan Elections (BSKE) set sometime in October this year.
Provincial Elections Officer Marino Salas told IFM Radio Dagupan that the materials and paraphernalia to be used in the two political exercises are already with election officers down the ground with instructions.
He called on the electorate, especially the would-be candidates, to come to his office if they have questions about the coming BSKE even as he advised never to entertain unauthorized posts in social media about the coming elections.
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Markers installed along entire stretch of Angalacan River
THE Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Mangaldan installed markers indicating the deeper portions of the Angalacan River where swimming is strictly prohibited.
This is part of the efforts of the municipal government led by Mayor Bonafe Parayno to make swimming along the Angalacan River safe and stop drowning incidents there.
The markers were installed along the entire stretch of the river from Barangay Nibaliw to Tebag, Salaan, Pogo, Palua, Inlambo, Macayug, Embarcadero, Osiem, Navaluan, Landas and Guesang. The Sangguniang Bayan has finalized the proposed ordinance enforcing regulations to be observed by swimmers in that river to prevent any more drowning incidents.
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Old, dilapidated pedicabs in Mangaldan told to retire
THE Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) is banning old and dilapidated for-hire pedicabs in Mangaldan for the safety and comfort of passengers.
POSO chief Gerry Ydia said an inventory showed that there are more than 1,000 pedicabs commuting passengers in Mangaldan but some 600 of it are old and dilapidated and pose risks to their passengers.
He said owners of the old pedicabs that broke down simply repair their units using cannibalized space parts from knocked down units and, are therefore not safe.
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Pantal River, dumping ground for garbage
EARLY morning, during low tide, one can see huge piles of nauseating garbage forming like a wall in the riversides in the Pantal River.
These are proofs that coastal residents are continuously dumping their wastes down the river instead of using trash bags for collection by the barangay dump truck The wastes gather in big volumes down below the bay walk from Poblacion Oeste to Barangay 1, in front of the Magsaysay Fish Market in Barangay 1.
According to residents of Poblacion 1, they sometimes see dead cats and dogs in advanced set of decomposition; used baby diapers, empty bottles of water and Styrofoam floating in the river.
The city government called on barangay officials to closely monitor their communities compliance with ordinance on garbage disposal.
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