May 4, 2021 in Punchline

Mockery with Bulacan Bangus Festival

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE Brian Lim administration made a mockery of the Dagupan bangus industry and the Bangus Festival with show of dispersal of bangus fingerlings at the Dawel River. It was obvious that he and his barkada didn’t really care if Dagupeños joined them to celebrate the…
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April 27, 2021 in Punchline

No community pantries in cities?

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE concept of establishing community pantries in neighborhoods is already catching fire across the country. Why aren’t there many community pantries in the towns and cities in Pangasinan where a handful of civic, religious, professional groups thrive? The community pantry as a concept is what…
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April 19, 2021 in Punchline

Between the devil and the deep blue sea?

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IT has become undoubtedly clear that Pangasinan cannot think or believe for a moment that it is not affected by the situations obtaining in NCR+, because it is. But here’s the contentious issue that has since confronted the provincial government. When Pangasinan relatives residing in…
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April 12, 2021 in Opinion, Punchline

Mayor Lim’s missing P10-M vaccine purchases

By Ermin Garcia Jr.     DAGUPAN Mayor Brian Lim already has nothing going for him except what the national government can download for the city, and I’m talking about the vaccines allocated to the city. Even the earlier press announcement that he was purchasing city’s own vaccines was nothing…
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April 6, 2021 in Opinion, Punchline

Thanking our medical frontliners

By Ermin Garcia Jr. I volunteered to take a “sabbatical leave” from posting and reading points of view last Wednesday, because I knew I had to clear my mind and focus on God’s teachings and suffering. These after all are what the pandemic is all about. There are lessons to…
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