Saturday, February 18, 2017

Police Dialogue

DIALOGUE. Superintendent Jackie Candelario (second from left) Urdaneta City’s officer-in-charge 
chief of police and some police officials dialogued last Friday with stakeholders of public and private 
schools in the 34 villages’ city on their security and other police matters. Candelario, who is also the 
Deputy Provincial Director for Operation, told officials of universities, colleges, and elementary schools
 that they could invite him for a meeting with their students. Candelario, a native of Tarlac province was
 just appointed to the burgeoning city after his predecessor was sacked due to the loss of 41 handguns in
 the police armory. Photo by Mortz C. Ortigoza

Barred buses can use access road based on sale

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – Solid North Bus company could use the access road at the back of its terminal deprive to her by the Victory Liner Incorporated (VLI) if based on the condition of the Deed of Absolute Sale between the seller and the buyer of the land.
The Deed was concluded in July 19, 2005 between the Pangasinan Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (PFCCC) and Johnny T. Hernandez, President and General Manager of VLI.
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 Section 5 says “Condition. The buyer should allow the owners of adjacent lots, as well as the general public, to use the subject property as a public thoroughfare”.
PFCCC was represented by its president Benjie S. Lim, then mayor of this City.
The 692 square meters property where some portions were used as easement was sold by the Chamber to VLI for P1, 384,000.00.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hypocrite congressmen

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

The nerve of these thick faced Filipino congressmen who decided to strike- off the crime of plunder (P50 million above loots) as one of the offenses in the proposed death punishment law that they would be voting by finality this coming March.Image result for pork barrel philippines rally

A congressman with an annual half-a- billion pesos project for his district that has more than 250 thousand population as constitutional standard could pocket up to 20 percent of S.O.P  (euphemism for cut) or one hundred million pesos through his favorite supplier or contractor say of medicines or infrastructures.

Deprived by medicine or threatened by a substandard bridge or building because the hundreds of millions of pesos budget was plundered by the solon could cause death to his constituents.

Because of this gall, the thieving members of the House of Thieves, er, Representatives could be worse than the murderer, kidnapper or narcotics seller because they could kill a few while congressmen could murder a multitude because of their avarice.


DAGUPAN CITY – After coming out with a new Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which is now subject for approval by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board in Manila, the city is now being considered by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as an aquaculture zone north of Manila.
DAGUPAN AS AQUACULTURE ECONOMIC ZONE – Emmanuel Lopez (3rd from left) of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) discusses with the Dagupan City Investment and Development Board (DCIDB) headed by City Administrator Farah Marie G. Decano (4th from right) the potentials of the city to host an aquaculture zone.  The others who joined the meeting are former Councilor Karlos Liberato Reyna IV (4th from left), former City Planning Officer Engineer Romeo Rosario (2nd from left), Engineer Roland Suni (2nd from right) of the City Assessor’s Office, City Engineer Virginia Rosario (3rd from right), One Stop Business Center manager Randolph Ubando (not in the picture), City Accountant Melissa Mendoza (right) and City Agriculture Officer Emma J. Molina (left). (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

Emmanuel Lopez of PEZA consulted with the city on February 16 especially with the Dagupan City Investment and Development Board (DCIDB) headed by City Administrator Farah Marie G. Decano to discuss the potentials of the city to host an aquaculture zone.  

Decano was joined also in the meeting by former Councilor Karlos Liberato Reyna IV, other members of the board like former City Planning Officer Engineer Romeo Rosario, Engineer Roland Suni of the City Assessor’s Office, City Engineer Virginia Rosario, One Stop Business Center manager Randolph Ubando, City Accountant Melissa Mendoza and City Agriculture Officer Emma J. Molina.

Lopez opined that the city can venture further on the packaging and branding of its Bonuan bangus which is now being tagged in the market as Dagupan’s Best.

With the soft opening of the city’s processing facility at the Malimgas Market where deboning, packaging, which include blasting, and bangus smoking is being done, Lopez said that the city is on the right track in strengthening its aquaculture industry as an initial step.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Farmers stock's spike after completion of ARISEP – Celeste

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

URDANETA CITY – The completion of the Agno River Integrated Irrigation System Extension Project (ARISEP) would better off the economic stocks of the farmers in Eastern Pangasinan, according to the regional director of the National Irrigation Authority in the Ilocos Region.
A huge irrigation canal that waters the rice land of Filipino  
farmers. Many farmers in the Philippines harvest only once a year
 unlike their counterparts in Vietnam and Thailand that harvest palay 
twice or thrice a year because of the abundance of water.

Director John Celeste said that the construction of the ARISEP would be completed in 2018.
With the gigantic irrigation system extension, farmers could harvest up to twice or three times a year from the present harvest of once a year, Celeste explained.
He added however that the ideal harvest would be twice a year.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

DA liaises with BoC by using VQC to avoid smuggling – SINAG

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Rosales – The Department of Agriculture should coordinate with the Bureau of Customs about the correct product and tonnage of imported goods that enter the country to avoid smuggling at the expense of local products, urged by an agriculture group.
SMUGGLING. Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura  (SINAG) Chairman
Rosendo So during an inspection of a seized smuggled agricultural
products by operatives of the Bureau of Customs in one of the
ports in Metro Manila. 

Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura  (SINAG) Chairman Rosendo So said that DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol should use the Veterinary Quarantine Clearance (VQC) as basis to determine the tonnage of goods exported from other country to see if they jibe with the declaration of the importers at the ports of entry in the Philippines.
He cited these goods as pork, chicken, onions, and others that have been favorite products the smugglers have been mis-declaring since time immemorial.

"VQC is issue by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) if one importer apply for importation (of animal related products), then a plastic seal is place in a container," according to So.
The Sinag Chairman explained that every time a container that arrived in a port of entry, officials from the BoC and DA come in. He said the DA would assign a quarantine officer to check for the incoming shipment. 
"But the problem the importer had already paid the import before a quarantine officer could check if the product has Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) clearance" he stressed.

He said that people at the the DA and BoC were lax on the entry of mis-declared imported goods.


 Two radio commentators interviewed recently Pangasinan Second District’s Congressman Leopoldo Bataoil, a retired police two -star general, at his district’s office in Lingayen town. The interview revolved around the failed peace talk between the Government  Republic of the Philippines and the communist’s National Democratic Front, his stance on the death penalty law and why congressmen did not include plunder as one of the offenses for the re- imposition of the death punishment, and other pressing issues. The solon was one of the observers from Congress that was sent in Norway and Rome, Italy last year and January this year in the botched peace talk experts blamed on the Reds. Photo by Mortz C. Ortigoza


Bataoil joins final peace talk between gov’t and reds