Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Brigade Eskwela, bakit?

NAKAPAGTATAKA na pilit isinasali ang mga magulang at mag-aaral na pati ang paghingi ng awa ay kasangkapan ang paglahok daw para ayusin ang mga silid-aralan at kapaligiran ng paaralan sa pampublikong eskwelahan.
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Sa tuwing kalagitnaan ng Mayo, ariba ang bayanihan daw na tinawag na Brigada Eskwela. Ang naumpisahan na sama-samang pagkumpuni sa mga sira-sirang upuan, pintuan, bintana, bubong at pati bakod ng mga paaralan.
Ang nakapagtataka ay kung bakit ang mga ganitong pangangailangan ay pilit na ipinapasan sa mga magulang ng mga mag-aaral. Kahit pa ang mistulang pulubi na paghingi sa may mga mabubuting-loob daw ay kinakana.
Ang tanong, di nga ba’t sandamakmak na salapi ang laan na pondo ng ahensiya para tugunan ang mga iba’t-ibang bayarin, obligasyon, at pati kaliit-liitang gastusin ng paaralan?

Monday, May 22, 2017


Experience adrenaline rush this summer! Bring your barkadas or family to Tondaligan Blue Beach from May 27 to 29.

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Hardship looms for politicos, cops as Rody wages war on "Jueteng"


When I and my co radio host dropped by recently at the mess hall of a police station of a first class town in Pangasinan, the policemen there were eating silently their lunch composed of sinigang na pork and fried galungung.

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WAR ON GAMBLING: Philippine Charity Sweepstakes' Small Town Lottery
 (STL) gets more territories from Atong Ang's jueteng liked game's 

Since time immemorial, these viands and their equivalents are available for FREE from breakfast to supper in the more than one hundred police personnel in this town alone.
Thanks to gambling in the province where a percentage share to the chief of police and the mayor include also the free meals and even operational funds of the financially hard up cops.
Pangasinan, a mammoth province, has 44 towns and 4 cities’ police stations.
But  President Rodrigo Duterte signed on February 2 this year Executive Order (EO) No. 13 which seeks to "intensify" the government's fight against illegal gambling.
In case the Department of Justice succeed in stopping the Meridiane Vista Gaming Corporation (MVGC) - a jueteng like number gambling game – these free meals for the police – whose lower ranked received  a government salary of P21,000 a month and its highest ranked a Superintendent, equivalent of a Lieutenant Colonel in the military, got more than a hundred fifty thousand that includes his monthly salary and monthly share from gambling - would come to an end.
Can the determined Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz and General Manager Alexander Balutan, both PMYer, of the Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office (PCSO) and the gung-ho Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aquirre stop Atong Ang’s MVGC in controlling the ten billion pesos a year number games in the country that did not pay a tax to the Bureau of Internal Revenue?

Foreign Affairs Sec. Cayetano Attends Department's Flag Raising Ceremony

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano attends the department's flag raising ceremony for the first time since the confirmation of his appointment. 
The former senator vows to spearhead efforts to prioritize OFWs' welfare and protection, as well as to uphold the President's independent foreign policy.#
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

BoC, DoF release rules to lock-up without bail smugglers

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – Smugglers of agricultural products beware!
The Bureau of Customs and the Department of Finance have released recently the Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 2-2017 that empowers the government to sue smugglers of agricultural products and incarcerate them without  the benefit of bail based on the certain amount as provided by law.
NO TO SMUGGLING. Officials of the pro-farmers group Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura
 lead by SINAG Chairman Rosendo So (third from left) make a thumb down sign against the 
unabated smuggling of agricultural products in the Philippines in one of the group meetings
 in Manila.

The Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016, where the CAO was based, cited that a penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of twice the fair value of the smuggled agricultural product and the aggregate amount of the taxes, duties and other charges avoided shall be imposed on any person who commits any of the acts enumerated under Section 3 of the Act.
 Section 3 cited the crime of large-scale agricultural smuggling as economic sabotage, involving sugar, corn, pork, poultry, garlic, onion, carrots, fish, and cruciferous vegetables, in its raw state, or which have undergone the simple processes of preparation or preservation for the market, with a minimum amount of one million pesos, or rice, with a minimum amount of ten million pesos, as valued by the Bureau of Custom.
The CAO will take effect within 15 days from publication at the Official Gazzette or a newspaper of national circulation.

Friday, May 19, 2017


 DAGUPAN CITY – The National Center for Commuters Safety and Protection (NCCSP) and various transport groups in the city are supporting the city’s campaign against colorum vehicles that are entering the city.
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A utulity vehicle (UV) Express van bound for Dagupan
passes through a checkpoint in Kennon Road. Photo
Credit: Sun Star

They voiced their support in a meeting facilitated by the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) and the Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Judiciary and the Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities of the Sangguniang Panlungsod chaired by City Councilors Jose Netu Tamayo and Alvin Coquia, respectively, on May 17 at the city museum.

The meeting tackled the reported rise of colorum vehicles now plying the city streets.

POSO chief retired SPO4 Carlito Ocampo reported that only last week his office apprehended 50 suspected colorum vans that have no official or designated terminals in the city.

NCCSP president Elvira Medina deplored the operations of colorum vehicles as they operate illegally to the detriment of the riding public who are sometime exposed to holdups and rape, on top of their unsecured rights during accidents and other offenses such as driving with an expired driver’s license, tampered license plate, out of line or wrong route, among others.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Calasiao cop cites 92% of villages are still narc free

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

CALASIAO – The police still maintain that ninety two percent of this 24 villages' town are still free of narcotics despite the suspension of Oplan Tokhang or Oplan Plea by authority for drug users to surrender.
Police Superintendent Charlie Umayam said that it is still the status quo based on the percentage on the drug monitoring done by the police here before the suspension of Tokhang in January this year.
BRIGADA. Policemen of Calasiao, Pangasinan lead by its Chief of Police Superintendent Charlie
 Umayam (6th from left) pose for posterity with public school teachers of San Vicente Elementary
 School in Brgy San Vicente, Calasiao, Pangasinan in connection with the ongoing school activities
 dubbed as "Brigada Eskwela 2017.

“Ninety two percent drug’s free noon, the same pa rin. Meron three barangays nakini-clear natin. Nandoon pa iyon. Drug pushers hinde pa namin nakita. Hinde pa nagsu-surrender dito,” he stressed.
Oplan Tokhang is a concocted Visayan word which means Tok-tok and Hangyo where police personnel knock the doors of a suspected drug user or pusher, asking him or her that he or she will surrender to the police in order that he or she will be monitored and assessed about his or her status. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Alan Says 'Thank You' to Senate Colleagues

 Wednesday (May 17) - Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on his last day as senator delivered a valedictory address thanking his colleagues following the confirmation of his appointment as the next Foreign Affairs Secretary.
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The Commission on Appointments (CA) voted to approve the confirmation of Cayetano’s post after what members deemed to be “the shortest confirmation hearing of a Cabinet Secretary.”

Cayetano then took the floor during session one last time and thanked his fellow senators, as he sought their continuous support in helping the administration fulfill its promise of change.

“I have to say thank you, my colleagues, because I’m a better person – a better debater, a better legislator, a better policymaker – and hopefully, a good diplomat, because we have been working together… working for each other,” he said.


DAGUPAN CITY – For the third time, this burgeoning city underwent yet another assessment as a candidate for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) 2017 award by the Regional Assessment Team (RAT) headed by Assistant Regional Director Victoria Ramos of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 1 on May 16.

This city was conferred the SGLG award in 2015 and 2016 and is looking forward for its third straight SGLG award this year.

Ramos disclosed that considering the many projects and programs of the local government under the stewardship of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, there can be no doubt that the city will not clinch its third SGLG award.

“We have actually proposed that a Distinction Award be given to LGUs which have been recipients of the SGLG award for three consecutive years. There are nine LGUs in the region and Dagupan is among them,” said Ramos.

Ramos added that for this year, an additional 19 indicators were included in their evaluation which focuses on tourism and the culture and arts.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thanks SM tech, Dagupan City harvested watermelons, honey dews

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

DAGUPAN CITY – Watermelon and honeydew planters in Pangasinan brace yourselves.  This primarily aqua farming city had harvested recently a bonanza of these palatable crops.
Mr. Chito Macapagal, a board of trustee of SM Foundation, said that the harvest of these fruits and other vegetables happened because of the technology provided by the partner-agriculturist of the Foundation.
BONANZA. Members of the SM Foundation, Harbest Agribusiness Corporation, and some members
 of the 100 trainee-farmers show-off their vegetables and fruit harvest before the members of the
 media who attended recently the Harvest Festival of the Rural Farmers Training Program at 
Barangay Mangin, Dagupan City inked between Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez and the 
SM Foundation. Photo: Mortz C. Ortigoza

“Well, meron tayong kasama dito nag provide sa atin ng technology,” when asked by Northern Watch how did farmers here plant these crops that only grow in the towns of Bani and Mangaldan in Pangasinan.
He cited that not all who go farming need to be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Monday, May 15, 2017


A measure seeking to extend the validity of driver’s licenses from the current three years to five years is inching closer to approval after Sen. Grace Poe sponsored the bill in plenary on Monday.\
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“Extending the validity of a driver’s license is a commonsensical idea that should have been done a long time ago. Hindi lang makakaiwas sa trapik at sa pagpila ng mahaba ang ating mga kababayan na nangangailangang magrenew, pero nakakaiwas din sila sa red tape sa gobyerno,” said Poe, chairperson of the Senate committee on public services and sponsor of Senate Bill No. 1449.

The measure seeks to amend Section 23 of Republic Act No. 4136, as amended by Batas Pambansa Blg. 398 and Executive Order No. 1011 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code. The proposal is a substitute of Senate Bill Nos. 271, 941 and 1224 filed separately by Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, Senators Richard Gordon, Joseph Victor Ejercito and Joel Villanueva.

Poe said she hopes that her colleagues will see to the immediate passage of this bill, “which will save all the drivers in this land millions of man-hours otherwise spent in queuing to get the permit to operate a motor vehicle.”

De Venecia cites importance of organic farming

Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Christopher de Venecia believes the promotion of organic farming, which is more environment -friendly than the use of chemical-based fertilizers, is part of good governance. Image may contain: 3 people, people standing and shoes
He has encouraged farmers in Dagupan, Mangaldan, San Fabian, San Jacinto and Manaoag to produce healthy foods and earn extra income by opening their fields to tourists who want to learn from them  and appreciate their labor.
De Venecia urged the farmers also to consider planting dragon fruits, cacao, ylang-ylang and soya beans to boost their incomes and help hasten the growth of agro-tourism 
Health-conscious people in Manila and in the provinces are always looking for organic vegetables that fetch prices from P300 to P400 per kilo.
To showcase organic farming, De Venecia led newsmen to a model farm in San Fabian planted with dragon fruits and in-between them were cacao plants which can be showcased to tourists.   
While he noted that there is also a big potential in organic farming in San Jacinto, Mangaldan and Manaoag, he said the focus on San Fabian will help increase the organic yield which is still well below the line," De Venecia told newsmen.

Fernandez inaugurates health center in Sitio Korea

DAGUPAN CITY – Mayor Belen T. Fernandez inaugurated the city’s newest health center at Sitio Korea in Bonuan Binloc on May 10 bringing the city’s health services closer to the residents in the area.
The health center will be managed by the City Health Office under the guidance of Dr. Doris Jovellanos, who has been assigned to cover the area of Bonuan.
Fernandez, during her first term of office, provided the children in the area a Day Care Center.
She also constructed 30 housing units for the 30 families scavenging at the city’s open dumpsite in line with the city’s plan to do away with the facility and instead set up a 'Waste to Energy project, which can convert garbage into diesel fuel. 
Hand-in-hand with the distribution of PhilHealth cards and MDGs to pregnant mothers in the area, Fernandez reiterated the city’s campaign for zero mortality on pregnant mothers.
“Last year, wala po tayong naitalang mortality ng kahit isang ina na namatay habang nanganganak. This is because we discouraged mothers of giving birth at home. This is why we are issuing them free PhilHealth cards so that they will be encouraged to give birth to the hospitals or in any birthing stations in the city,” said Fernandez. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dagupan Cops to arrested pusher: You post bail then sell our drugs

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Recently, four member of the intelligence service of the Makati City’s Police Station were entrapped by police’s Counter-Intelligence Task Force because of robbery-extortion to two lovers whom they even kidnapped and released with the conditioned that aside from the one hundred thousand pesos they gave they have to cough- out another three hundred thousand pesos for their safety and those of their love ones.
The other day I talked with two female convicts who served time at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong.
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ROGUE. Abusive and incompetent cops in the Philippines being punished by the
 National Police Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa. Photo Credit: Panay News

They told me they were sentenced with Paragraph 3 Section 11 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2022.
That paragraph talks about possession of less than five grams of narcotics like shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride.
They have the same version of that police racket in Makati City.

Woman A said when police barged at her house in Marikina City they found a sachet of shabu in her possession. The police told her to post bail, that run up to P400 thousand, immediately so that when they arrested another pusher with narcotics, they would take a portion of the drugs so she would be selling those stuffs while she got a percentage from it.


DAGUPAN CITY – Anchored on the theme: “Dagupan Pitoran Dekada La: Karuman, Natan, Nabuas”, the city launched its 70th Agew na Dagupan on May 11 with Mayor Belen T. Fernandez as honorary chair person and Schools Division Superintendent Froserfina J. Bravo as executive chair person.
DAGUPAN GEARS FOR 70TH YEAR – The city launches its “Dagupan Pitoran Dekada La: Karuman, Natan, Nabuas” on May 11 with Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (3rd from left) as honorary chair person and Schools Division Superintendent Froserfina J. Bravo (3rd from right) as executive chair.person.  Also in photo are (from left) Dagupan Hymn composer Rex Catubig and Social Security Service Commissioner Gonzalo T. Duque; and (from right) Venus Estonillo, chief ES, CID; and Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Lourdes Servito. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

Among the several activities prepared by the executive committee include "Dagupan Nen Saman, "Pituran Dekada na Dagupan", "Bandera na Bansa", "Sulat-Kansyon", "Kakanen" Trade Fair, Platinum "Laki/Bai", "Manlingkor ya Kalangweran", "Aninaw", ""Diya’d Dagupan", "Batik Ulupan", "Agew na Kawayangan", "Palyagan na Awaran", A"rte ed Dagupan" workshop, "Kasalan ed Hardin", "156th ya Inkianak nen Dr. Jose P. Rizal", "Parada na Dekada", "Kansyon na pankakasakey", "Pitumplon Taon ya Agew na Dagupan", Platinum Baby, "Pinablin Dagupeño", and Chess Summit.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

SINAG boss bewails slow gov't actions versus smugglers

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

ROSALES – The chief of the anti-smuggling group Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura lamented the snail paced inaction of the government against those charged in the smugglings of sugar in Zamboanga and rice in Manila.
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SINAG MEETS BOC. Engineeer Rosendo So (right), chairman of the anti-smuggling group
 Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura explains something to Bureau of Custom
Commissioner Nick Faeldon in the recent Hog Convention held 
 at the SMX Convention
Center MOA in Pasay City.
“Wala pa iyong IRR o Implementing Rules and Regulation ng Department of Finance. Sakit ng ulo ko ang tagal. Delay pa iyong filing,” stressed by SINAG chairman Rosendo So.
He explained that the DOF is formulating the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016, a non-bailable crime, in case the smuggler is caught sneaking his shipment in two places.
“Kunyari Shipment A pumasok sa Davao ang pangalan (importer) Bangayan example. Tapos another shipment sa Poro Point Bangayan uli. Dapat add ang dalawa. Hinde iisa lang. Ni consider kung ang smuggler palaging magpaparating ng worth P9.9 million di hinde na siya kasama sa economic sabotage’s series of importation,” he explained
He deplored that in that situation the smuggler can still skirt around the non bailable clause of the law by dispersing into two his rice shipment that worth P9.9 million each that he sent to two ports of entries.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Incompetence hurts workers, wreck a crane after bridge collapse

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

LINGAYEN – Was it sheer stupidity on the part of the private contractor why the concrete bridge here collapsed that pulled down the workers and the crane to the river after it was being demolished?
According to Pangasinan 2nd District Engineering Office's District Engineer Rodolfo Dion, the primary cause of the mishap that hurt four workers was incompetence after the foreman instructed his personnel to tear down first the iron trusses of the San Jose Bridge in Barangay Baay  here.
Curious onlookers watch the crane that fell in the river after
 the bridge in Pangasinan collapsed. Photo Credit. Philippine Star

PH to draft Philippine Human Rights Plan for next 5 years

A Philippine Human Rights Action Plan under the Duterte administration for the next five years is already being prepared. 
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Incoming Department of Foreign Affairs' Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano reported this in his opening statement during the 3rd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review last May 8. 

In line with the administration's commitment to uphold the rule of law and protect the human right of all Filipinos, Cayetano said the government is in the process of drafting a five-year human rights plan that will adopt “a culture-sensitive perspective, gender-sensitive paradigm, and human rights-based approach in public service.”

The plan seeks to mainstream the government's human rights agenda in its development initiatives to protect all, especially the most vulnerable sectors, including but not limited to, the indigenous people, children, women, migrant workers, the elderly, domestic workers, persons with disabilities, farmers, laborers, and members of the LGBT community. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pangasinan farmers receive farm equipment from DA, prov’l govt

STA. BARBARA - Farmers associations from 35 towns of Pangasinan received farm mechanization equipment from the Department of Agriculture and the provincial government here to help boost their farm produce.

Gov. Amado Espino III and Vice -Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim, Jr. led the distribution and turnover of  177 shallow tube wells  and four tractors to the farmers' groups on Wednesday at the Provincial Agriculture Training Center, this town. 
Espino urged the farmer-beneficiaries to give utmost care to the equipment given to them as these would aid them in their work and livelihood. 
“Anuman ang matanggap niyong tulong mula sa gobyerno ay alagaan niniyo. Alagaan din ang inyong sarili  dahil pag malusog ang katawan, maganda ang kita, masaya ang pamilya at barangay. Masaya din ang buong probinsiya,” Espino told the farmers groups.
Calimlim, on the other hand, lauded the farmers' groups whom he branded as “caretakers of the farm lands.”
“Deserving kayo na makatanggap ng mga biyayang ganito upang lalo ninyong mapangalagaan ang inyong sektor at mga lupang sakahan sa ating probinsiya,” Calimlim said.
Dalisay Moya, officer-in-charge of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said Pangasinan is agriculture-based and its primary product is palay thus the need to boost this sector.
“The farm implements that were given to farmers ay kailangan para mapabilis and trabaho sa bukid, maparami ang ani at mabawasan ang gastos ng ating mga magsasaka,” Moya said. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Phase-2 market construction starts July – Mangaldan acting mayor

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

MANGALDAN – The acting mayor of this tapa (cured beef) town said that the construction of the multi -  million pesos Phase-II of the public market will probably start this July.
Wala pa. Rainy season siguro iyan. July,” stressed by Vice Mayor Pedro Surdilla Jr.
Surdilla, a lawyer, cited that the provincial board had already approved the review of the forty million pesos loan the Sanggunian Bayan (legislature) passed and Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno signed into law.
The already constructed Mangaldan's Phase-1 Public Market.
He added that the brass of Land Bank of the Philippines, the lender, had already approved too the official intention of the local government unit here.
In January 5 this year, the legislature under Vice Mayor Surdilla unanimously approved the authority for Mayor Parayno to engage in the pre-selling of stalls at the Phase-II.
An excerpt of Resolution No. 2017-02 said the Phase-II is a replacement to the old market gutted by fire in 2009 to “ease the smooth transition of business transaction of the project to the businessmen who are interested to avail of stalls at the public market.”
Fernando Saguisag Cabrera, administrative officer 4 of the local government here, said that the already collected ten million pesos good will for the trust fund would be exclusively allocated, as the ordinance mandates, for the implementation and rehabilitation of the Phase II market.
Cabrera cited this burgeoning town has recouped more than one-fourth of the amortization of the P40 million loans she applies at the Land Bank of the Philippines through the good will monies and rents from stall owners.
COOPERATION. Unlike the previous vice mayor of Mangaldan, Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno has a 
good collaboration with the new Vice Mayor  Pedro “Jojo” Surdilla and most
members of the legislative body on what is good for the burgeoning town. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

Meanwhile, Acting Mayor Surdilla said he will be the chief executive of this first class town after Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno went to the United States last May 2 for personal reason.
Parayno will be reporting to office on May 28 this year.
Surdilla said that his being a mayor is only ministerial in duty like tending the town sans hiring and firing.

He cited Section 46 of the Local Government Code of 1991 that mandates that an acting mayor could appoint, suspend, dimiss an employee if the elective mayor is absent beyond 30 days.

Grace Poe should be clear if she wants to be prexy


One of the major reasons why Senator Grace Poe was overtaken in the polls by presidential rival Rodrigo Duterte more than a month before the May 9, 2016 national election was because the feisty mayor was unequivocal that he would see dreaded drug pushers dead.
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FLIP-FLOPPED. Then presidential rivals Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe were the only candidates
in the Second Presidential Debate in Cebu who raised their hands that they were for Death Penalty
in case they win the May 9, 2016 Election. Duterte won that election while Poe, an incumbent
senator, just like in her 2013 senatorial run volte-face as anti - death punishment advocate.
 16 million voters, gee whiz, applauded Duterte whenever he threatened in that hustling  to turn red Manila Bay with the very blood of his pet peeve the narcotics peddlers.

Friday, May 5, 2017

SM Rosales and Tarlac hold inspection of guards

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

ROSALES – A joint tactical inspection and general formation of security guards of SM City Rosales and SM City Tarlac has been conducted recently here.
According to SM Super Malls Senior Vice President Antolin Paule this event was in the ninth- year since SM mall made its marked in Pangasinan.
INSPECTION. Brass of SM Super Malls in Manila is at the parking lot of SM City Rosales to
 conduct a joint tactical inspection and general formation of security guards of SM City Rosales 
and SM City Tarlac. The brass is led by SM Super Malls Senior Vice President Antolin Paule (4th
 from left behind the table). Rosales town Chief of Police Chief Inspector Ador M. Tayag 
(5th from left) also attended the event. MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

157 security guards made pass and review and subject themselves and their gadgets for thorough inspection to the group led by Paule.
“200 participated in the event where 157 were security guards,” said by Kristine Joy Santiago, Public Relation Officer of SM-Rosales.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cayetano wants cops in secret cell prosecuted

“Kasuhan ang dapat kasuhan. Huwag nating sirain ang buong institusyon,” this is what Senator Alan Peter Cayetano had to say in reaction to the recent discovery of a secret jail cell in the Raxabago Police precinct of the Manila Police District.Image result for senator cayetano pnp

When asked for his reaction about the issue, Cayetano said police officials who are proven to commit any form of abuse should be punished under the rule of law.

“We should not tolerate any abuse… Kung ano ang batas, kung ano ang regulasyon… Kung pati ang batas, may problema, ayusin at baguhin natin,” he said in an ambush interview on Tuesday (May 2).

He however clarified that the issue should be considered as an isolated case. The senator reiterated that it is not the administration’s policy to tolerate human rights violations, even among alleged drug personalities.

In fact, the chief of the Tondo police station and 12 members of the station's Drug Enforcement Unit were already relieved from their posts following the discovery of the jail cell, Cayetano noted.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


DAGUPAN CITY - A multitude estimated at close to 800,000 swarmed the Bangusan Street Party on April 30 as the 2017 Bangus Festival draws to a close this year.
THE BIGGEST STREET PARTY UP NORTH - Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara (right), Pangasinan 4th District Representative Christopher De Venecia (2nd from right, partly hidden), Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Undersecretary Agnes Joyce G. Bailen (3rd from left), Social Security System Commissioner Gonzalo T. Duque (center), Dagupan City Police Station chief of police P/Supt. Franklin Ortiz (left), Councilor Jose Netu Tamayo (5th from left) and Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (3rd from right) along with 2017 Bangus Festival Executive Chairman Epee Rafanan (2nd from left) led the ceremonial lighting of the grills of the 2017 Bangusan Street Party, Bangus Festival’s culminating activity along de Venecia Highway on April 30. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

This was confirmed by Dagupan City Police Station chief of police P/Supt. Franklin Ortiz.

Approximately 20,000 pieces of Dagupan bangus were grilled with almost a thousand grills used in cooking the tastiest milkfish along the De Venecia Highway.