June 4, 2023 in Punchline

Obstructionists’ lesson for Mayor Belen

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   AFTER both Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez and Vice Mayor Bryan Kua agreed to be humiliated and their offices disgraced by the seven councilors in the majority by appearing before their committees to be made accountable, the two city officials will have more humiliating situations…
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May 28, 2023 in Punchline

Wanted: Focal person for e-governance in Pangasinan

By Emin Garcia Jr.   LAST week, Sen. Alan Cayetano, who as chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, urged and reminded both the national and local governments to adopt e-governance “in pursuit of good governance.” He said all efforts to transition the country to e-governance should not…
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May 22, 2023 in Punchline

Questions about “Ermin Erfe Garcia”

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   YESTERDAY, May 20, our family observed the 57th death anniversary of my father who was killed by a Lingayen politician in 1966. After 5 decades, it’s understandable if people today know little or even remember who “Ermin Erfe Garcia” was. A social encounter in one…
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May 14, 2023 in Punchline

Christmas in April-May at the Capitol

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   ACTING-Gov. Mark Lambino was his candid self, explaining the surprise absence of the 11 board members, provincial administrator and provincial assessor and other key provincial officials whose whereabouts were unknown initially until they were tracked in USA, thanks to social media. Mr. Lambino said the…
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May 7, 2023 in Punchline

Dumber and dumber

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   PREPOSTEROUS and nonsensical is how the members of the 7 epaLiFes are seen proceeding with their attempts to still appear rational and intelligent after their series of blunders, messing up their political future. For Councilors Red Erfe-Mejia, Celia Lim, Irene Lim-Acosta, Dada Reyna-Macalanda, Alvin Coquia,…
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