Saturday, October 21, 2017

P1.4B Infras for Arenas’ Congressional District


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

STA. BARBARA -The District Engineer of the Department of Public Works & Highway based here said that the Third Congressional District of Pangasinan has an allocation of P1.4 billion this year from the national government.
The District is under the watch of Congresswoman Rosemarie “Baby” Arenas.
Pangasinan 4th District Engineering Office Chief Simplicio Gonzales however said he was not privy about the appropriation the five towns and city’s District would be receiving in the next year’s budget.
District Engineer Simplicio Gonzales of
the Department of Public Works & Highway.
The P3.767 trillion 2018 national budget was approved last July by President Rodrigo Duterte where P643.3 billion was allocated to the DPWH.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

DAGUPAN MAYOR LAUDS RODY FOR THE LIBERATION OF MARAWI



DAGUPAN CITY – Mayor Belen T. Fernandez congratulated President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the liberation of Marawi City following the killing of terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute when she addressed the Muslim community during the Peace Forum conducted by the National Commission on Muslim Affairs in cooperation with the Pangasinan Integrated Muslim Assembly at the Abong na Alumni on October 18.
Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez shakes
 hand with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

“I have always believed that peace will always be possible. Regardless of whatever strains that we went through in the past, history will be the better judged that when people are confronted with issues that may bring us to war or conflict that would result to violence or hostilities, we have the power of choice to see that whatever issue that may divide us, there will be more reasons for us to come together in peace and in positive engagement,” said Fernandez.

Region 1 has at least 71,263 Muslim residents and Dagupan have many of them either as dedicated professionals, traders, students and ordinary workers.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Duterte's Poll Stocks Fall: Was SWS Wrong Again?


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

When the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in January 30 to March 6 this year took over the War on Drugs, narcotics proliferate again in the market thus the members of the Philippine National Police were called back to continue the fight against the peddlers. In October 10 this year President Rodrigo Duterte issued a memorandum circular pulling out again the superior in number cops and hailing the small in number PDEA’s agents.
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President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo Credit: RMN
Evidently, the decision of the president was anchored on the Social Weather Station polls that showed his popularity rates cascaded to 18 percent after some policemen were charged executing innocent individuals like Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz and other adverse issues that haunted his administration as played to the helm by the acrimonious Philippines media?
Was Duterte impulsive to drag out the PNP despite survey outfit Pulse Asia poll bannered “88% of Pinoys support war on drugs; 73% say EJKs happen—survey” by Philippine Daily Inquirer 's issue last October 16?
Would the war on narcs weakened as the PDEA has only 2000 personnel nationwide while the police have 175,000 men literally implementing the “long arm of the law”?
Here was my comment at Face Book after Pulse Asia showed its polls taken almost on the same dates with that of its rival SWS:

Anong nangyari?
 SWS Duterte’s 48% popularity versus Pulse’s 73%.
SWS 23-27, 2017 polls showed President Duterte got 67% (Satisfied) 14% (Undecided), 19% (Di -satisfied) or 67 minus 19 equals 48% net Satisfaction rating. Pulse Asia’s 80% (Satisfied) 13% (Undecided), 7% (Dissatisfied) or 80% minus 7% equals 73% net Satisfaction rating. 48 % and 73% ran smack on that days issues, as stated by SWS, issues like the Senate probe into the shipment of P6.4 billion worth of shabu from China, in which the President’s son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and his son-in-law, Manases Carpio, appeared. Both denied allegations they were involved in smuggling.
Another was the “revelation” of Duterte that Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th had a secret bank account in Singapore, which the senator disproved. The President later admitted that he just “invented” the bank account numbers that he had announced in public supposedly to “bait” his critic.
The killings of teens Kian delos Santos, Carl Arnaiz, and Reynaldo de Guzman also dominated the headlines in August and early September, fanning public outrage and criticism of Duterte’s war on drugs, and others.

Who was telling the truth in these two poll outfits?
Read my blog/column:  PulseAsia more credible than Social Weather Station
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I recently rubbed elbows at the meeting of the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines –Pangasinan Chapter new Urdaneta City Vice Mayor Julio F. Parayno III and new Pozorrubio  Vice Mayor Ernesto Salcedo.
The gathering was held at Jeck’s in Dagupan City.
I said the duo were “new” since Parayno became the second most powerful man in the Cattle City when he assumed office in June 30, 2016 while Salcedo, the highest vote getter alderman, was catapulted to the vice mayoralty after the town mayor Artemio Chan was sacked by the Ombudsman and replaced by Vice Mayor Ernesto Go, a perennial rival, for the mayorship.
Parayno answered my query if he will run for the top post of Urdaneta City after mayor Amadeo "Bobom" G.E. Perez IV bowed out as his third term expired in the 2019 election.
 Parayno, a young law graduate of Saint Louis University in Baguio City, told me that in the next election it would be a tandem of Perezes versus the pair  of Paraynos clashing in the burgeoning city. 
Paano maging Paraynos versus Perezes?” I posed in the vernacular.
He said the probable bets would be former Ambassador Amadito Perez, Jr. and daughter Councilor Tet Perez- Naguiat (wife of former PAGCOR Chair Cristino Naguiat) and him and his nephew Jimmy D. Parayno the present councilor of the city.

Espino, Perez, Parayno for Urdaneta City Mayor?

BY MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA 

I recently rubbed elbows at the meeting of the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines –Pangasinan Chapter new Urdaneta City Vice Mayor Julio F. Parayno III and new Pozorrubio Vice Mayor Ernesto Salcedo.
The gathering was held at Jeck’s in Dagupan City.
I said the duo were “new” since Parayno became the second most powerful man in the Cattle City when he assumed office in June 30, 2016 while Salcedo, the highest vote getter alderman, was catapulted to the vice mayoralty after the town mayor Artemio Chan was sacked by the Ombudsman and replaced by Vice Mayor Ernesto Go, a bitter rival, for the mayorship.
Parayno answered my query if he will run for the top post of Urdaneta City after mayor Amadeo "Bobom" Gregorio Perez IV bowed out as his third term expired in the 2019 election.
 Parayno, a young law graduate of Saint Louis University in Baguio City, told me that in the next election it would be a tandem of Perezes versus the pair  of Paraynos clashing in the burgeoning city. 
MARQUEE BETS - Pangasinan's 5th District Congressman
 Amado Espino, Jr (above photo) and former Ambassador
 Amadito Perez, Jr.
 
Paano maging Paraynos versus Perezes?” I posed in the vernacular.
He said the probable bets would be former Ambassador Amadito Perez, Jr. and daughter Councilor Tet Perez- Naguiat (wife of former PAGCOR Chair Cristino Naguiat) and him and his nephew Jimmy D. Parayno the present councilor of the city.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fernandez seeks to uplift Dagupan's bangus industry


DAGUPAN CITY – The City Agriculture Office was directed by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of an exclusive trading place where local bangus growers can exclusively market or trade their Dagupan bangus to get a better price for their commodity.


UPGRADING DAGUPAN’S AQUACULTURE. Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines Corporation vice-president Jumnun Sudtrong (6th from left) visits Dagupan City on instruction of Thailand Ambassador to the Philippines Thanatip Upatising to do some scientific study on the city’s aquaculture industry. He is joined by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (5th from left) along with City Agriculture Officer Emma J. Molina (5ht from right), City Councilor Marcelino Fernandez (4th from right) and Punong Barangays Arsenio D. Santillan Sr. (right) of Lomboy, Delfin F. De Guzman (2ndfrom right) of Salapingao, Nestor Victorio (3rd from right) of Pugaro, Luzviminda Velasquez (3rd from left) of Carael, and Evangelista Dela Cruz (4th from left) of Calmay, Bernard Cabison (left) of CDRRMO and City Engineer Virginia Rosario (2nd from left). (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

“Iba ang Dagupan bangus kaya dapat magkaroon ito ng presyo, which is different sa ibang bangus grown outside of the city,” said Fernandez.

Fernandez is also considering the putting up of a harvest to pay scheme for small fisher folks in the city with a marketing plan that will be designed by the city, to help them sell their products at better prices.

Fernandez met with Jumnun Sudtrong, vice president of Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines Corporation, a Thailand company based in the country engaged in fish feed sales, when the latter visited the city on October 9.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Foes insecure on Dagupan’s Classy New City Hall – Mayor Zaplan




By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – The mayor of Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan cited that the group who opposed the transfer of the city hall here to the Lucao-Pantal  Growth Area were insecure of their political future thus they played politics.
Mayor Carlito Zaplan saw that the present city hall is small, dilapidated, flood prone, and uncomfortable to its workers.
Upon seeing the perspective plan of the new government building here he said he was impressed by its world class design.
“World class ang design ng city hall ng Dagupan. Dapat maging proud kayo,” he quipped.
Zaplan knew what he was talking because he brainchild the construction of the P40 million municipal hall funded by government loan and his personal monies.
                                       VISIONARY LEADERS – Dagupan City Mayor Belen T.
Fernandez and Sta. Barbara Mayor Lito S. Zaplan

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The failure behind the success of Abono Party-List

 By Mortz C. Ortigoza

BAYAMBANG – Pangasinan vaunted farmers party list Abono had a dramatic trial before it became a successful entity with ten years streak in the House of Representatives.
According to one of its pillars Former Councilor Levin Uy, this town's Executive Director of Kasama Kita sa Barangay, he was instructed by Abono Party List Founder and Chairman  Rosendo So to draft in 2007 an application at the Commission on Election for a party list.
PILLARS - Abono Party-list Chairman Rosendo So (Left)
 and Kasama Kita Sa Barangay Director Levin Uy.

So is also the present Chairman of the popular anti –smuggling group Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG).
“Iyong instruction ni Kuya Sendo ay mga agri operators organization na magkaroon ng representation sa Congress through party list so naisip namin kaagad is ABONO,” he stressed.