by Editor

September 26, 2022 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

The hybrid pork barrel

THE exposé of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano about DPWH’s “fund parking’ or the illegal realignment of billions of pesos in the infrastructure department’s 2023 budget is an indication that the 30-40% “S.O.P.” from favored contractors is back with a vengeance. This involves allocation of projects in various districts, and it…
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September 19, 2022 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Accountability in cover-up of Dagupan scholarship fund mess

THE discovery of deliberate misuse and exploitation of the scholarship fund program by unscrupulous officials of the Brian Lim administration for political purposes and, obviously, for self-aggrandizement is the height of contemptuous conduct of a public official. The temerity of councilors belonging to the majority in the Dagupan Sanggunian to…
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September 12, 2022 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Where’s Governor Guico?

IT’S been more than 60 days and the province has not seen nor heard from Gov. Ramon Guico III on the current affairs of the provincial government.  There is no doubt that he’s been working the hours, nights and days for the province’s continued progress and development but doing what,…
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September 5, 2022 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Barangays vs. deadly dengue, gastroenteritis, leptospirosis

WHILE the national government continues to focus its attention on the infection rate of COVID-19 in the regions, the Pangasinan provincial government must not lose sight of the seasonal illnesses that infect communities during the rainy season- and can cause death: Dengue from mosquitoes. Gastroenteritis mainly from polluted drinking water.…
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August 28, 2022 in Editorial, Punch Gallery

Fake shortages of basic commodities can be stopped

THERE has never been a year when our national and local governments did not announce a shortage in rice, sugar, vegetables, in our local markets.  There was always a shortage of commodities but never a shortage of criminal trading syndicates in our midst who have most of our key officials…
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