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DepEd exec appeals for support for ‘Brigada Marawi’

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 4 — Education Assistant Secretary Tomasino Umali called on Pangasinenses to support the program “Brigada Marawi’ of the Department of Education (DepEd), which seeks to rehabilitate and restore all damaged school buildings in Marawi City as a result of the fighting between government forces and Maute terrorists that is still going on …

Classes, work resume in San Nicolas town after PNP-NPA clash

SAN NICOLAS, Pangasinan, July 31 (PNA)—  Classes in all public and private schools as well as work in government offices resumed here Monday after an encounter last Friday between police and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. Mayor Rebecca Saldivar said the situation in San Nicolas is now back to normal after assurance from police that …

Dagupan now breaking into league of top 10 cities in PHL

DAGUPAN CITY–Mayor Belen Fernandez revealed that Dagupan is now one of the leading and celebrated stars among cities in the Philippines that are now seeking to break into the league of the top 10 cities in the country. “No one could have imagined Dagupan would get to where we are now in a short span …

Mayor: Dagupan City now much, much better than before

DAGUPAN CITY–”Dagupan is not turning back, not now, not ever.” This was the battle cry of by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez when she delivered her State of the City Address (SOCA) before the Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP), department heads, city employees, senior citizens, members of senior citizens and other concerned citizens at the city plaza starting …

General Dela Rosa assures return of ‘Oplan Tokhang’

LAOAC, Pangasinan—Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa gave broad hints here on Thursday that “Oplan Tokhang” Part 2 would be launched soon as the drug problem throughout the country is now fast coming back. He, however, did not indicate when this will be finally started when he spoke during the …

BongBong still undecided on what position to run in 2015

DAGUPAN CITY — Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr said here today that he is still in the process of making a decision whether he is going to run for a higher position come 2016 election but added that running for reelection is still an option for him to take. Speaking to newsmen during a press conference …

Petilla: Putting up of nuclear plant still an impossible dream in PH

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The operation of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) and the putting up of a similar one in any part of the country is next to impossible considering the mindset of the people. This in essence is the opinion of Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla in reaction to the report that former …

Dagupan mayor vows to weed out illegal drugs in her city

DAGUPAN CITY –Mayor Belen T. Fernandez vowed to solve Dagupan’s problem on illegal drugs in the same way that she fixed several problems of the city when she spoke during the observance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking last June 26 at the People’s Astrodome here. “I have already fixed the …

De Venecia files bill seeking to make Manaoag Basilica new pilgrimage site

DAGUPAN CITY –Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Gina de Venecia filed a bill seeking to declare the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Manaoag a new pilgrimage site and one of the important tourist destinations in the country. De Venecia bared this when she was guest of honor and speaker in a commemorative program …

President Aquino visits wake of slain Pangasinan mayor

PANGASINAN — President Benigno Aquino III arrived here at 2:00 p.m. Friday to visit the wake of Mayor Ernesto Balolong Jr. who was gunned down along with two others while in front of a family-owned commercial building which construction he was supervising in Poblacion, Urbiztondo in the morning of June 7. The President was expected …