Monday, January 16, 2017

BIR exec wishes PH has training institute like China


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

URDANETA CITY – The top executive of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Eastern Pangasinan wished each of the government departments in the Philippines has a training institute just like in Mainland China.
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Eastern Pangasinan Bureau of Internal Revenue's top honcho
lawyer Maria Isabel Utit poses with Social Security System
Chairman Amado D. Valdez during the latter visit at the
Revenue District Office-6 in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.
Lawyer Maria Isabel Utit, the Revenue District Office-6 Chief based here, observed that each Ministry, equivalent to a government department in the Philippines, in China has a training institute. Each of the training institute, she elaborated, is like a university that has a campus. Aside from administration building, she cited that inside the campus it has classroom buildings like testing center, hotel, infirmary, restaurant, canteen, a mini-grocery, and gymnasium.
She said the gymnasium of the training institute when  she attended late last year the “Seminar on Tax Administration and Taxpayer Service for Developing Countries II in 2006” held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
“It has an Olympic standard sports facilities like swimming pool, oval grounds, table tennis, body building gym, lawn tennis, volleyball court, basketball court, etcetera where training participants can avail of for free. Participants are accommodated in the institute's hotel and meals were served at each of the restaurants which can be rated as three- stars hotel.”

Seafood Processing Plant, pinasusuportahan


Ni Paquito Basila

Sual, Pangasinan – HILING ni Mayor Roberto ‘Bing’ Llamas Arcinue kay Secretary Manny Pinol ng Department of Agriculture ay ang suporta sa balak na pagpapatayo rito ng Seafood Processing Plant, sa madaling panahon.

PINOL. Sinalubong ni Sual  Mayor Bing Arcinue (2nd from left) at
Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III si Agriculture Secretary
 Manny Pinol  (extreme right)  noong namigay ng fishing
equipment sa mga mahihirap na fishermen ang kalihim.
Ito ay laman ng liham ng alkalde na personal na ini-abot sa pagbisita rito ng kalihim noong December 29, 2016.

Ayon sa kahilingan ay sadyang kailangan ng bayang ito ang Seafood Processing Plant para higit na mahusay na pagtangan sa 60,000 kilogram na ani araw-araw sa kabuuan na 50,000,000 piraso ng bangus kada taon na taglay ng mariculture industry dito. Maliban pa sa ibibigay na dagdag trabaho para sa mga mangingisda at malalapit na kapamilya.
Ang paghiling ay naging bahagi din ng talumpati ni Mayor Bing Arcinue sa pagtanggap sa mga dumalo sa turn-over rites program ng DA, na naganap sa bagong ‘bagsakan center building’ sa magarang municipal wharf dito. (Kitz Basila)

2017 na, ano ‘to sayo?


Ni Paquito Basila

TULAD sa turing ng mas nakararami, abay! dagdag taon na lilipas ang dumating na 2017.
Pero, ang tanong para sa ilan na pinapahalagahan ang bawat kabanata ng nagdaan at may pag-asa lagi na asam sa darating, ano nga ba ang pag-sapit ng bagong taon?Image result for 2017
Tanong nga, ano ang 2017 sa iyo?
Tiyak na samut-saring tugon. Pero, ang nakatutuwa ay karamihan tiyak ang taglay ay positibo na pananaw. Well, mas mainam nga raw ang positibo kaysa negatibo. Entonses, a typical damdamin ng masang Pilipino.
Saan patungo nga ba 2017?
Walang katiyakan na pupuntahan. Dahil panahon ang magtatakda sa mga bawat pangyayari. Ang anumang galaw o kilos ay naitadhana na mangyayari.
Ano ang dala ng taon 2017?
Ito ang paghandaan, na tulad sa nagdaan ay sandamakmak tiyak ang bubuyangyang na inaasahan o ika-bibigla. Basta, ang sadya ay inog ng tahak na bitbit ay dalahan na ikaw at ako ang paghahandugan.
Nakapapanabik na pag-aasam ng gustong-dulot na sana ay mas matiwasay, mahusay at makakayanan na mga yugto, bahagi at kalipunan ng pagdaanan na tatahakin.
Marapat na kakayanin na pagyamanin at tanggapin ang 2017 para sa maaliwalas, maayos at tigib sa pag-asa na laging una ang buhay na pananampalataya sa DIYOS na siya-lagi ang kasama.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pangasinan fetes war veterans anew



By Venus May Sarmiento

LINGAYEN – The surviving Pangasinense war veterans were once again honored by the provincial government in a fitting ceremony  in celebration of the 10th Veterans Day and in commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Lingayen Gulf Landings.  
The annual celebration started with a  thanksgiving mass, wreath laying ceremony and a commemorative program, honouring the sacrifices and heroism of the war veterans held at the Veterans Memorial Park at the Capitol compound.
Dr. Vivencio  Villaflor, the event’s guest of honor and speaker, thanked the provincial government for  institutionalizing the event  and never forgetting the heroism of war veterans like his father.
Villaflor, currently the chairman of the Pangasinan Red Cross and the Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital, told the more than 370 surviving war veterans and their families that he was a product of the scholarship given to war veterans. He said his eight years of education leading to his medical degree was shouldered by the government particularly the PhIlippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).
“Because the education benefit for a war veteran can be passed on to his child or grandchildren, I only paid P5.60 to P6.60 per semester for miscellaneous fees during my eight-year medical education. This was a big help for my parents,” Villaflor said.
He said more benefits are given by PVAO through the  expanded health benefits program. Veterans who need hospital and medical attention need not go to Quezon City anymore as the benefits could be availed in any government hospitals and in accredited private hospitals, he explained. 
Eligible dependents can avail of hospitalization, up to 45 days of confinement with 1,500 hospital subsidy; subsidy for selected medical procedures (reimbursable), medicines , surgical procedures, implants, cataract operation, hearing aid and cardiac bypass among others. 
“Our country is being harassed externally by impending signs of war. Let us pray and love to serve our community and thus promote peace,” he said. 
Meanwhile, Gov. Amado Espino III rallied residents of Pangasinan to unite in upholding the sense of pride, integrity and honor handed down by the great ancestors, especially the war veterans, to the present generations. 
Also present during the affair were PVAO Administrator Ernesto Carolina, Philippine Veterans Federation Association president Bonifacio De Gracia and Australian Embassy (AE) Counsellor Kerry Anderson. (PIA-Pangasinan) 

SM Foundation's 'Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan' to train 100 Dagupan farmers

DAGUPAN CITY – SM Foundation, in partnership with the city of Dagupan, is set to launch its “Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan” Farmers Training Program on January 20 at Zone C in Barangay Mangin to benefit at least 100 farmers.
 
The program is also in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD), Department of Agriculture (DA) and Harbest Agribusiness Corporation (HAC).
 
John Mark Managan, HAC field instructor, announced the project when he met Mayor Belen T. Fernandez and City Agriculturist Emma J. Molina on January 12 at the city museum.
 
The program provides updated and effective technology to farmers on backyard planting and small-scale farming techniques for fruits and vegetables for an improved quality as well as quantity of their crops.
 
Managan disclosed that the 12 training sessions to be provided by the program include lectures on seed sowing and harvesting using the technology used in Taiwan for 10 different crops in  ‘pinakbet dish’, fruit vegetables, among other crops.
 
“The training is for free courtesy of SM Foundation and Dagupan is the 128 batch to receive this free service for the farmers starting from 2007,” said Managan.
 
Managan added that SM Foundation will also help the farmers market their products at SM Malls during the harvest season,   the marketing side of the project.
 
Fernandez welcomes this great opportunity and hails SM Foundation for choosing Dagupan farmers to be recipients of its program for 2017. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dagupan, Mangaldan lead P'sinan's Drug War

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY -With 80 to 90 percent performance level, the police offices in this City and Mangaldan town lead President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs in the 48 cities and towns’ Pangasinan province.
TOP PERFORMERS. Mangaldan's chief of police Superintendent Jeff Fanged 
(Photo above) and  Dagupan City’s Chief of Police Neil Miro. Miro shows the 
identification card he designed for the members of the Task Force Anti-Illegal 
Drugs as they watch 24 hours a day seven days a week Sitio Aling, known as
 lair of murderers and narcotics peddlers. Photo by Mortz C. Ortigoza

Superintendent Neil Miro, this City’s chief of police, declared in January 12 the city as 90.2 percent after narcotics prevalent Barangay Pantal and Pogo Chico of the 31 villages city were publicly announced as drug free.
Miro cited that Barangays 2,  3,  Calmay, and Pugaro have yet to be cleared by the Philippine National Police where around 20 drug personalities have yet to be accounted for.
Mangaldan's chief of police Superintendent Jeffrey Fanged cited that his town is 80 percent narcotics free because out of the 30 barangays (villages) 24 villages have already been declared as narcotics free.
Dangerous drug free means there are no user, pusher, and a drug laboratory in the City and Mangaldan.
“The process for their declaration was tedious. We followed the procedures at the BADAC (Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council), MADAC (Municipal  Anti-Drug Abuse Council ),and  PADAC (Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council)," he stressed.

BoC to file new Smuggling Act vs. sugar, rice smugglers this month


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

ROSALES – The chairman of the anti-smuggling group  Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) said the Bureau of Custom (BoC) would file this month the new Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016 to those involved on the smuggling of sugar and rice in the country.
BOC CHIEF AND HOG RAISERS. Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura  Chairman Rosendo So (extreme right) poses with Bureau of Custom Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon (2nd from right), Senator Cynthia Villar (with bouquet of flowers) , and members of the National Federation of Hogs Farmers, Inc during the group’s induction of officers and Christmas Party last December 2016 held at Club Filipino, San Juan in Metro Manila.

Engineer Rosendo So said the smuggling case of multi-million pesos worth of sugar that ensued in August last year would be filled this month because the BOC wanted a strong case against those involved.
“Kasi ang gusto ng BOC walang lusot e sealed. Pero ano naman  ang BOC may kaso sila inaayos ang documents identification nila, sino ang mga ito. Kailangan malakas ang kaso,” he stressed in Pilipino.
Some of those involved in the smuggling of rice, according to Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol, were police generals and the Zamboanga Custom Collector.