Friday, March 24, 2017

Appointment by Rody of barangay officials lawful – Solon

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – The appointment of new sets of barangay chairmen and council members by President Rodrigo Duterte will be lawful because they will be backed up by a law crafted by Congress, according to a solon.
DRUGS BOOKS. Pangasinan 2nd District’s Congressman Leopoldo N. Bataoil and former Regional Trial Court’s Judge Victor Llamas (not in photo) promoting in a radio station in Dagupan City the books' "Drugs, Law, DU30, and You" and "How to Catch a Liar" the latter authored as his contributions to the present administration's war against illegal drugs. 

This was the reaction of Congressman Leopoldo Bataoil when asked if the appointment by the president of the village violates the right of suffrage of the Filipinos.
He explained that he and fellow members of the House of Representatives comes May 2 this year will resume session and will discuss how to amend the law that will empower the president to postpone the election of village chiefs and council members.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


DAGUPAN CITY – The Dagupan City Sports Commission (DCSC) will conduct another summer sports clinic for children inclined to sports on May 5-27.

DCSC Commissioner Finnela T. Sim disclosed that the summer sports clinic is open, free and with unlimited slots for all Dagupeños

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Ms. Sim said children may enroll in 11 different sports events like arnis, gymnastics, wushu, athletics, badminton, table tennis, chess, football, futsal, archery, and swimming.

Each sports event will last for 10 sessions except for archery, which will take eight sessions.

Arnis, gymnastics, wushu and athletics are scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday while badminton and table tennis are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday at the Dagupan City Astrodome from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Arnis and table tennis will be open for children aged 8-16 years old, gymnastics for 5-16 years old, wushu for 12-16 years old, athletics for 10-16 years old and badminton for 8-15 years old.

DA Sec Piñol asked to open Pangasinan’s ‘Umaani Expo 2017’

By Philippine News Agency

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has been invited to open the “Umaani Expo 2017” to be held at the Pangasinan Provincial Nursery in Barangay Tebag, Sta. Barbara on March 28 to April 1
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Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
The five-day exposition, to be spearheaded by Governor Amado Espino III, will raise the curtains for Pangasinan’s mother of festivals, the “Pista’y Dayat” set along the shores of the province.
A wide array of the province’s farm and fish crops — from rice, corn, watermelon, mango to vegetables and from bangus, tilapia, gourami and catfish to the tasty carabeef will be displayed on booths during the exposition, said provincial agriculturist and chief event organizer Dalisay Moya.
“Umaani Expo 2017″ will also showcase latest farm technology innovations being used by the farming community, including upgraded services system of the provincial government to further improve the quality of crops yield and increase farmers’ income.
For the past three consecutive years, Pangasinan was acclaimed as one of the country’s top three achievers in rice and corn production.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Dulay wants new BIR’s CPAs pay spike

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

LINGAYEN – The top man of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in the country wanted salary of newly hired Certified Public Accountants in the tax agency hike by exempting them from the government’s salary standardization law (SSL).
Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay lamented that the salary of a new examiner at the agency starts between twenty thousand pesos to twenty five thousand pesos a month.
TAXMEN. Bigwigs of the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s regional office in the Ilocos Region 
wait inside the
 swanky and embellished Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan for the arrival of BIR
 Caesar R. Dulay during the 2017 Regional Tax Campaign Kick-Off of the BIR held last week.
 Seating at 
extreme right is the award-winning Revenue District Office-6 Chief CPA-Lawyer Maria
 Isabel B. Utit.

“At the Security Exchange Commission and the Insurance Commission the pay entry of the new accountant there is between thirty five thousand pesos to forty thousand pesos a month,” he explained to the hundreds of people and BIR officials in Region -1 who attended recently here the 2017 Regional Tax Campaign Kick-Off of the BIR.
Dulay exhorted the participants to write and talk with their congressmen to hammer a law that would exempt these junior level officials from the SSL.
“BIR contributes revenues to government. Talk with your congressmen  (to pass a law exempting examiners from SSL) so we can achieve our (tax collection) goal or beyond our goal to build infrastractures,” Dulay stressed.
He cited that the BIR will be collecting 1.83 trillion pesos as its tax goal this year.
“With improved collection, the Duterte Administration can introduce and implement more programs,” the commissioner who is a lawyer urged BIR officials led by BIR Region 1 Officer-in-Charge Regional Director Teresita Dizon and OIC Assistant Regional Director Fely Simon.
 Dizon was optimistic that the four provinces regional office can help collect the P1.83 trillion.
The regional office based in Calasiao, Pangasinan will be collecting P14.28 billion if based on the 20 percent customary spikes every year as add-on on its previous collection of P 11.9 billion.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Laoac  launches  'Discipline Zone'  project

LAOAC – With an aim to make residents of the municipality of Laoac more self-restraint, a “Discipline Zone” project was launched by the local government here recently.
The zone located in Barangay Poblacion here, will strictly implement all the ordinances in the town for a more improved Laoac and more disciplined constituents.
According to Mayor Silverio Alarcio, the special zone will be an area of “standard disciplines.”
“Ito ay parang model area, minsan kasi ‘di natin binigbigyang diin ang ating mga ordinansa kaya nagiging balewala, so we wanted to bring back the discipline to the community na pagpasok mo dito sa discipline zone, you observe lahat ng standard disciplines,” he said during the blessing and inauguration of the newly constructed Laoac Municipal Police Station Building.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Toff eyes 2 major tourism projects in Dagupan

Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Christopher "Toff" de Venecia is helping boost   the initiative of the Local Government of Dagupan to attract more  tourists  by proposing two  vital projects  for funding under  the 2018 national budget, the preparation of which preparation has started in the House of Representatives. 
De Venecia  identified these as a board walk along the Tondaligan Beach in Bonuan and a promenade along  the Pantal River in Barangay Pantal, Dagupan City, similar to the famous Esplanade in Iloilo.
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Pangasinan 4th District Congressman Toff De Venecia
 Both of these  will cost  hundreds of millions of pesos, which De Venecia considers as big investments of the national government to the city soon. 
The board walk is where beach lovers can have a leisurely stroll during early mornings and late afternoons while enjoying the cold breeze from the Lingayen Gulf.
It will be the first of its kind infrastructures to be built in the city and both of these are courtesy of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Expert brings aviation school to new height

                                 Amidst the bullish aviation industry
By Mortz C. Ortigoza

BINALONAN, Pangasinan – With a bullish future that awaits the aviation industry around the globe, the new head of the aviation college here has innovations in his sleeves on the new courses for students that are attuned to the dynamics of aviation.
TOP GUNS. WCC Aeronautical and Technological College’s 
President Ramon Guico III and Pilot-instructor Alito Getalica.

 Veteran aviation expert Avelino Zapanta, head and lead professor of the WCC-School of Aviation Business at the WCC Aeronautical and Technological College here said he focuses on the commercial, business, and management aspects at the college to buttress the intellect and skills of the students here.
With the anticipated in passenger traffic and the predicted expansion by many airlines, the time is indeed ripe for training many highly qualified Filipino aviation personnel,” he explained.