Random Thoughts

by Leonardo Micua

September 23, 2023 in Random Thoughts

Signs of a break up

By Leonardo Micua   IT looks like the political alliance that backed the tandem of then candidates Mon-Mon Guico and Mark Lambino, with Mark Cojuangco as one of the major allies in the province, is now on the rocks. This after Gov. Mon-Mon minced no words in criticizing the construction…
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September 17, 2023 in Random Thoughts

Is Mayor Belen ready to file cases?

By Leonardo Micua   IT may bode well for Dagupan that the League of Cities of the Philippines took cognizance of the fact that Dagupan City is still without an annual budget, the only one in the entire archipelago operating on a measly reenacted budget, a budget never sufficient to serve…
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September 9, 2023 in Random Thoughts

Angst of rice retailers

By Leonardo Micua   FROM where I sit, I can almost feel the angst of rice retailers over Executive Order No. 39 issued by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., that mandated the price ceiling of regular-milled rice at P41 per kilogram, and well-milled rice at P45 per kilogram. Believing that the…
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September 3, 2023 in Random Thoughts

Crazy and even crazier

By Leonardo Micua   AFTER four series of public hearings, the seven-man majority in the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Dagupan, came out with a one-page resolution (No. R-6336) “earnestly requesting Her Honor Mayor Belen Fernandez to cause a stoppage of the implementation of the road elevation and construction of a drainage…
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August 27, 2023 in Random Thoughts

Is ‘Miss World’ contest relevant to governance?

By Leonardo Micua I WAS not stunned after reading a story in the GMA network.com that Pangasinan now holds the local franchise for the Miss World Philippines. But  the question is, how can this venture have any relevance at all to local governance, to improve the lives of ordinary Pangasinenses, many…
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