Sunday, June 25, 2017

Dekada 2017-1017 wins Parada Dekada float top prize

DAGUPAN CITY – Float Dekada 2007-2017 of the Dagupan City National High School (DCNHS) was adjudged as the best float during the city’s 70th year anniversary parade called "Parada na Dekada" along the main streets on June 20.
PARADA DEKADA FLOAT CHAMP. Float Dekada 2007-2017 of the Dagupan City National High School (DCNHS) was adjudged the best float during the 70th year anniversary Parada na Dekada along the city main thoroughfares on June 20. Dekada 2007-2017 was also adjudged as most disciplined secondary school while Elementary Dekada 2018 won the best presentation award. In photo are (from left) Platinum Year chairman Froserfina J. Bravo, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, DCNHS representative Emmanuel Toledo and DCNHS school principal Ely Datario. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

DCNHS brought home the cash prize of P20,000 including one minor award as  most disciplined Secondary Dekada 2007-2017 float with P10,000 as additional cash prize.

The best presentation award was won by Elementary Dekada 2018 and beyond with P10,000 cash prize.

"Parada na Dekada" was one of the major events in the city’s Platinum Year celebration, which featured different floats depicting the seven centuries the city had gone  through from 1947-1957, 1957-1967, 1967-1977, 1977-1987, 1987-1997, 1997-2007, 2007-2017.

ASEAN kiosk opens in Pangasinan

CALASIAO- In pursuit of promoting and advocating the importance of the Philippine membership to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Information Agency in Region I launched the first-ever ASEAN kiosk  in Pangasinan.
The kiosk will primarily provide information materials about ASEAN and PIA through brochures, leaflets and magazines. A television screen is also provided to showcase the history of ASEAN  and its impact to the community. 
A standee of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, representing the Philippine chairmanship this year which coincides with the 50th ASEAN anniversary, can also be seen in the kiosk. 
Regional Director Jennilyne Role, as represented by Officer-in-Charge Freddie Lazaro, encouraged the people of Pangasinan to visit the kiosk to learn more about ASEAN.
The Robinsons Place in Calasiao town is home to the first kiosk in the province. It has provided free installation and power consumption for the government project until December this year.
“The partnership with PIA  is a welcome breather for the mall as Robinsons Place commits  its full support to the programs of ASEAN to help make life better for the Filipinos,” Vallo said.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Binalonan Mayor Mon Mon Guico says that the opening last Thursday of the Jollibee Food Store in his town is the biggest Jollibee in the North Luzon Areas. Among the Jollibee franchised and corporate run food stores from Bulacan province to Ilocos Norte Province and Baguio City this one in Binalonan is the biggest that gears to serve commuters and motorists that travel in this route. The food store, according to the mayor, is operated by Jollibee Food Corporation. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA
 Binalonan Mayor Mon Mon Guico (center), Vice Mayor Mel Patague, and a media man during the opening last Thursday of the biggest Jollibee Food Store in North Luzon.

The new Land Bank extension in Binalonan. Mayor Guico said that he was informed by the Bank’s officials that the bank would be converted later on as a branch from its present extention status of LBP-Urdaneta City. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

Bullets riddled BIR’s boss car blamed on steep tax collection

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

ALAMINOS CITY – Was the bullets riddled car of the chief of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Western Pangasinan happened because of excessive taxes being billed by that office to taxpayers?
An agent of a bookkeeping company, who asked anonymity, commented that the countless bullet holes that peppered the body and side glass window of the government issued red Innova multi-purpose vehicle to Revenue District Office -5 Chief Thelma D. Mangio last May was blamed on the tax agency officials’ excessive exaction of taxes.
BIR billed taxpayers with taxes like income, capital gain, estate, donor, and others.
The car, according to BIR insiders, was shot by unidentified gunman sometime in May this year while it was parked at the periphery of the BIR office in this city. No one was inside the car during the incident.

BULLET HOLES. The bullets riddled Toyota Innova car of Revenue District Office Chief Thelma D. Mangio of the Bureau of Internal Revenue based in Alaminos City. The car, according to BIR insiders, was shot by unidentified gunman sometime in May this year while it was parked at the periphery of the BIR office in this city. Bullet holes are covered by a brown packaging tape in this photo. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

 “Sinisingil ng BIR officials doon iyong old taxes sa bago at mataas na zonal valuation na dapat e implement lang noong May 31,” she said.
The three Revenue District Offices in Pangasinan have spiked the zonal valuation after it underwent a public hearing last November last year.
Zonal valuation is used by the BIR officials to compute the proper taxes taxpayers should be paying the government in transactions like sale and transfer of real properties.

Friday, June 23, 2017

We Are Screwed If They Prevail

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

The acrimonious debate on the 1.2 hectares land donated to the local government of Dagupan City and the plan of the powers that be to relocate the new city hall at the PEZA (pssst, they call it Philippine Economics Zone Authority) approved growth area in Pantal-Lucao Road expose the idiotic, the stupid, and the nuisance wannabe critics who opposed these development.
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Some of their comments that proliferate on social media that pollute the minds of the gullible:
“The relocation of the city hall would financially burden the residents of Eastern Barangays like Tebeng, Tambac, Mangin, others”. “Motorized tricycle rides of those who have transaction with the officials at the city hall would be burdensome because of the perennially prohibitive charges by trike drivers”.
“Overcharging tricycle drivers for that almost two kilometers ride from the old city hall would surely punish Dagupenos?”

MY ANSWER: These scenarios could not happen because the new growth area, already approved by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), would give opportunity for the local government to pass a law for a new franchise for public utility jeep to have a new route from the old city to the new city hall and the new business establishments there vice versa.
“Even franchise of taxi just like in Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, and Cebu City would be opened because of the additional stretch of business zones brought by the growth areas and the multiplier effects they bring. 
One of the examples here is the 5,000 jobs to be offered by the Business Process Outsourcing-Information Technology (BPO-IT), the vaunted Sunshine Industry of the Philippines, in the next three years after these BPO-ITs put shops there,” I told recently my radio tandem Harold Barcelona.
The additional jeepney fares of those residents of the Eastern Villages in going to and from the new city hall and the commercial areas are minuscule price for the jobs and other economic opportunities for Dagupenos.
Moreover, the migration of the new city hall would decongest the decades long traffic snarl in the old city.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Marawi, arawi!

MAPANGANIB na lugar sa ngayon ang Marawi, pati ang Kapitolyo ng Lanao Sur. Pero, ang bawi ng mga Pangasinense, ‘arawi’ so Marawi!
HIDWAAN sa ipinaglalaban ang digmaang nagaganap sa Marawi, ayon na rin sa mga naihahayag sa balita. Pero, ang tantiya ng mga Pangasinense, ‘arawi’ ed paninisiya so gapu (malayo sa paniniwala o belief).

MAHIWAGA raw ang lokal na rebelde na ngayon ay pumepeste sa kabuhayan, kabahayan, katiwasayan at katwiran ng Marawi, dahil sa konting-bilang kontra Military ay perwisyo-todo ang isusukli sa labanan. Pero, mas mahiwaga raw ang mga Pangasinense, kasi ‘arawi’ so Marawi sa kanila.

PAGLABAN na walang katiyakan ang ibinubuyangyang ng gulo na inumpisahan ng mga rebelde sa Marawi. Pero, ang ipinaglalaban na laban ay ‘arawi’ ed karunungan say nga ng mga ilan na Pangasinense!

So far ang marawi, arawi so Marawi, so pray for Marawi!
Araw ni Rizal, bumati ka ba?

HAPPY FATHER’s day! Maugong na pagbati tuwing sumasapit ang linggo na alinsabay sa kaarawan ni Gatpuno Jose Rizal.
Si Jose Rizal ay turing na pambansang bayani. Habang ang father ay pam-pamilyang bayani.
Kailan nga ba ang birthday ni National hero Jose Rizal? Eh, kailan kinikilala ang kadakilaan ni Itay, Tatay, Papa, Daddy o Ama ng Pamilya?
Sabi nga, bumati ka ba kay Jose Rizal? Kay Ama na pinagmulan may inilaan bang pagbati?
Ewan kung maaantig ang iyong kamalayan na kung bakit isinabay ang Father’s Day sa Jose Rizal’s birthday, bakit nga ba?
Teka, alam mo ba talaga ang iyong hero na maituturing, Ask lang?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mangaldan vigorously implements No Smoking Law in public

                                No Smoking Areas
By Mortz C. Ortigoza

MANGALDAN – “Smoker Beware!"
This first class town had just implemented President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order against cigarette smoking but would enforce it in all public places here.
Fernando Saguisag “Adje” Cabrera, administrative officer of the local government here, said its implementation would not give any exception like smoking areas in public places here.
“As of now wala na talaga. Kung talagang bawal, bawal na siyempre”.
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President Rodrigo Duterte and Mangaldan Mayor Bona Fe
D. Parayno hated cigarette smoking.Photo Credit:

 Favradio Global News Center
 Cabrera stressed that in 2015 the administration of Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno had passed and signed into law an ordinance against cigarette smoking but would vigorously implement it after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an Executive Order 26 banning smoking.
The president signed last May 16 the executive order banning smoking in all public places and prohibiting cigarette consumption by minors.
Cabrera said the fines for violator are P200 , P300, and P1,000 for the first, second, and third offenses respectively.

“Inalis na iyong community service dahil bawal na iyan, “he cited.