September 26, 2022 in Punchline

Who’s running the provincial government?

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IT’S been more than 75 days and still nothing is heard from Guv Mon-Mon Guico about developments and current issues in Pangasinan! Who’s running the provincial government? Is it already Vice Guv Mark Lambino holding the reins? The continued silence of the governor on the…
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September 19, 2022 in Punchline

“Stealing” from scholarship fund the easy way

By Ermin Garcia Jr. THAT trash piled up at the Dagupan dumpsite in Bonuan during the Lim administration is old news. Nothing surprising there. But the new trash that continues to pile up in Dagupan City are news about the reports of corruption that fed the insatiable greed of the…
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September 11, 2022 in Punchline

Legacy of failed governance

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   I managed to watch Dagupan Mayor Belen Fernandez’s interview on DZRD’s “Ikaw ang Bida” last Friday and, frankly, I cannot but commiserate with her. Listening to her detail all the problems in the city that resulted from failed governance of the Brian Lim administration, and…
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September 5, 2022 in Punchline

No war on drugs in Pangasinan?

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE invitation to the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office by the Sanggunian Panlalawigan to provide information on how a P2.5 billion shabu operation could happen right smack in the middle of the province, was anti-climactic. To call in the PPPO after almost a month showed the…
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August 28, 2022 in Punchline

Capitol’s silence over P2.5-B shabu operations

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IT’S been two weeks since the discovery of the P2.5-B worth of shabu in Pozorrubio town and there is nothing but ominous silence, pointing to a shrouding of the mystery about that criminal operation. Given the fact that it was the biggest illegal drug haul…
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