List of Municipalities in the Pangasinan province within Region I in the Republic of The Philippines
Agno || Aguilar || Alcala || Anda || Asingan || Balungao || Bani || Basista || Bautista || Bayambang || Binalonan || Binmaley || Bolinao || Bugallon || Burgos || Calasiao || Dasol || Infanta || Labrador || Laoac || Lingayen (Capital) || Mabini || Malasiqui || Manaoag || Mangaldan || Mangatarem || Mapandan || Natividad || Pozzorubio || Rosales || San Fabian || San Jacinto || San Manuel || San Nicolas || San Quintin || Santa Barbara || Santa Maria || Santo Tomas || Sison || Sual || Tayug || Umingan || Urbiztondo || Villasis
Cities in the Province of Pangasinan: Alaminos City || Dagupan City || San Carlos City || Urdaneta City
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5 people held in Pangasinan over ‘red tide tainted’ shellfish cargo
- Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:00 am
- (LBG, GMA News)
Five people were taken into police custody over the weekend after authorities in Pangasinan province caught them transporting at least 55 sacks of shellfish believed to be contaminated with red tide toxin, according to a radio report.
A Bombo Radyo report posted on its website late Saturday also said the shellfish was intercepted during a joint operation by the City Agriculture Office, City Health Office and the Philippine National Police-Dagupan City.
Now under custody are Ronald Celino, 42, driver of one of the two Elf-type trucks used to transport the shellfish; Jong Celino, 38, driver of the second truck; Milagros Ponce, 61; Lucrecia de la Cruz Jr., 55; and Mario Cerezo, 26.
An initial investigation showed the shellfish, loaded on two Elf-type trucks, may have come from Anda and Bolinao towns and were to be delivered to the Magsaysay Fish Market in Dagupan.
A red tide alert had been raised over Anda and Bolinao towns by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the report said.
Pangasinan guv pledges support to top-rated hip-hop group
- Saturday, March 8, 2014
- (PNA), CTB/LVM/LVMICUA/RMA
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Mar. 8 (PNA)--Gov. Amado Espino Jr. has vowed all-out support to a top-rated hip-hop group from Mangaldan town which is set to compete in the World Hip-Hop Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. in August and the Singapore Dance Delight on a date yet to be announced.
The governor made the pledge when the Boyz Unlimited dancers, composed of nine boys and one girl, called on him Friday at the provincial capitol.
The Boyz Unlimited were two-time international champion in the hip-hop dance competition under the adult open division held in Sydney, Australia in 2011 and 2012.
They were also recipients of the "Ani ng Dangal" award for 2012 and 2014 by the National Commission on Culture and Arts for achieving the highest levels of excellence in dance and bringing honor to the country.
Gov. Espino assured the group that the provincial government will always be behind them in their quests for more honors in international hip-hop competitions.
1,000 vocational scholarships to be awarded in Dagupan
- Friday, March 7, 2014
- (PNA), CTB/LVMICUA/RMA.
DAGUPAN CITY, Mar. 7 (PNA)--The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Mayor Belen T. Fernandez will give out some 1,000 vocational scholarships to qualified Dagupeños during the program, "Building Tomorrow’s Future (BTF)" on April 25 at CSI Stadia here.
City Social Welfare and Development Officer-In-Charge Leah L. Aquino disclosed that initial beneficiaries of the program are out-of-school youths and job-seekers aged 18 to 35.
“We are inviting interested Dagupeños to take advantage of this rare opportunity. They just have to visit us at the City Social Welfare and Development office and bring with them their high school card, birth certificate, barangay clearance and an endorsement letter from Mayor Belen,” said Aquino.
The scholarship will be implemented with the help of technical and vocational schools in Dagupan, Aquino said.
Qualified applicants will have a chance to learn and be trained in welding, care-giving, massage, hotel and restaurant management, nail art training for two weeks, hair cutting, housekeeping, carpentry, hardware services, diesel mechanic, automotive and food and beverages.
Fernandez also requested Andre Abalos, president of the Pangasinan Association of Private Technical Vocational Institutions to teach at last 10 vegetable vendors in the city on merchandising, noting the need to help these people learn the proper way of arranging their goods in a manner that would attract more buyers.
Abalos explained that they are doing this to help Dagupeños build a good future for themselves.
Dagupan to host National Arts Festival on April 1-3
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
- (PNA), CTB/LVMICUA/RMA
DAGUPAN CITY, Mar. 6 (PNA)-- Dagupan City will host the National Performing Arts Festival called "Fun Fiesta Sa Pilipinas 2014" on April 1 to 3 that will kick off the fun and excitement in this year's Dagupan Bangus Festival slated from April 1 to May, 2014.
The three-day event showcases national competitions in folk dance and one-act play; song composition and interpretation and dance drama contest; and contemporary dance and chorale competition to be held at CSI Stadia in Lucao, Dagupan City.
The competition will be participated in by elementary and secondary students from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to be sponsored jointly by the Dagupan City government and the Bulwagang Filipino Theatre Guild., Inc. with Bennylito Reyes as executive director, in coordination with the Philippine Arts and Culture Educators Society (PACES).
Mayor Belen Fernandez, executive chair of the Bangus Festival 2014, approved the inclusion of the Fun Fiesta sa Pilipinas event to add glitter to the month-long festivities directed at further promoting to the world the number one agricultural product of Dagupan--bangus (milkfish).
Reyes said that from 46 to 48 recognized school-based performing arts groups will compete in only the second National Performing Arts Festival in the country, the first one of which was held last year in Pasay City that drew 20 participants.
This year's festival has for its theme: "Kabataang Pilipino, Dangal ng Lahi't Bansa Ipagdiwang. . . Ipagmalaki Natin ito (Filipino Youth: Pride of the Race and Nation, let's celebrate. . .We shall be Proud of It".
The competition, in line with the cultural enrichment program of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCAA), intends to promote review, reinvent and strengthen the Filipino culture; encourage the young generation to practice the native dances to reestablish their own identity; enhance the artistic talents and aesthetic values of the learners; and deepen learners' knowledge on Philippine culture and the arts, as well as their communication skills.
Dr. Zenaida Sinlao, commissioner on arts and culture of the Dagupan City government, said Dagupan is glad to host the festival which could help encourage the youth to further hone their skills in follk dances, one-act plays, song composition and interpretation and dance drama as well as contemporary dance and in choral presentations.
She said several performing arts groups from Dagupan and Pangasinan are also seeing action in the competition.
Alaminos all set for Hundred Islands Festival 2014
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014
- (PNA), JBP/LVM/JOHANNE MARGARETTE R. MACOB/RMA
ALAMINOS CITY, March 5 (PNA) -- The city government of Alaminos is now in its final preparations for the staging of this year's Hundred Islands Festival.Also scheduled on the first day is the launching of the First Western Pangasinan Tourism Travel and Agri-Trade Expo which will run until March 23.
Other activities lined up for the event are Children's Day to feature the Far East Acrobat; Alaminos City Para sa Lahat (for all) Night; Miss Hundred Islands 2014 Pageant and Coronation; Longganisa Festival; Street Dancing Competition; Shooting Competition; and Youth, Senior Citizens and Balikbayan Night.
Prior the festival, an ultra marathon dubbed as 100 Islands Ultra International Marathon will be held on March 15-26, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Participants of the ultra marathon will run from the city proper and pass through the national highways of neighboring towns namely Bani, Anda, and Bolinao, and back to Alaminos City.
Celeste assured that each activity is meaningful as he invited his constituents and other people from all over the world to join them in celebrating the bounty of the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP).
HINP was the first national park proclaimed in the country by Former President Manuel Quezon.
It is made up of 124 islands -- scattered along Lingayen Gulf and covering an area of 18.44 square kilometers -- but only three of which have been developed namely Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children’s Island.
The city government in partnership with the provincial government have been further developing the islands, by taking down illegal structures and building gazebos, among other structures to attract more tourists to visit the HINP.
Hundred Islands ultra int’l marathon draws elite runners; sponsors
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
AS THE 2014 Hundred Islands 100K Ultra International Marathon unfolds on March 15-16 in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, notable “elite” ultra marathoners have registered to test their mettle against each other, eyeing a coveted P100,000 top prize.
The “elite” runners who have registered to-date are: Hardcore 100 Miles champion Marcelo Bautista, dubbed as the “local Kenyan” because of his top place finish in all ultra marathons; 2013 TNF trail run champion Arnold Lozano; Laoag City ultra marathon champion Joey D.; Kenyan ultra marathoner Albert Tomabaga; and Philippine Army elite runner and Nature’s Trail Run champion Gerald Sabal.
In the 50K category, La Union’s ultra marathon champion Bullet Arellano and Baguio Twenty 1ne runner-up Julius Bay-an have registered. Three Philippine Star runners are also set to join the 50-kilometer race.
In the distaff side, expected to enroll in the last minute is Leds Opilla, the current 50K champion of La Union Ultra, while Sandi Menchi, an ultra runner, triathlete, and Cebu marathon champion, is gunning again to be a top podium finisher.
Race Director Philip Pacle is optimistic that the marathon will enlist at least 50-100 runners in the 100K marathon, while he expects some 100 to 50 runners in the 50K race.
Organized by RenderFarm Sports and Jones PR/J.T. Campos Corporation, for the benefit of Alaminos 100, the event is supported by various corporate sponsors that include: Pag-Ibig Fund, Pagcor, Zenco Sales, Globaltronics, Ayala Corporation, Smart Communications, Total (Phils.) and Pepsi Cola.
The media partners include The Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, and Manila Bulletin.
Earlier, Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste and Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino Jr. favorably endorsed and expressed their support to the marathon, which will traverse the other western Pangasinan towns of Bani, Bolinao and Anda.
To register, one has to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Race Director Philip Pacle can also be contacted at 0922 260 4201, 0926 717 9344, and 074 424 1869 for inquiries. Deadline for registration is first week of March.
War on Dagupan fish pens back
- Monday, March 3, 2014 12:02 am
- By Gabriel Cardinoza(Inquirer Northern Luzon, Philippine Daily Inquirer)
DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines—The city government is resuming the dismantling of fish pens in the city’s rivers after a 15-day grace period granted to some pen owners lapsed two weeks ago.
A task force formed by Mayor Belen Fernandez spared 68 of 957 fish pens in the rivers last year when the owners claimed that they had titles over these areas. They were allowed to voluntarily transfer their pens or to harvest their remaining stock during the grace period.
Task force leader Emma Molina, city agriculturist, has recommended the demolition of the remaining fish pens after meeting with local environment officials.
Ronnie Cayabyab, task force action officer, said the fish pen areas used to be “bangus” (milkfish) ponds that were eroded by floods that struck the city.
Raymundo Gayo, community environment and natural resources officer, had informed the team that the fish pen areas that were spared had become part of the public domain and were subject to state regulation because these are located in the rivers, Cayabyab said.
Under the law, all lands submerged in water automatically become part of the public domain, he said.
The remaining fish pens are located in the rivers that traverse Barangay (village) Lucao, Calmay, Tapuac, Carael, Salapingao and Pugaro. Seven rivers, all emptying into the Lingayen Gulf, crisscross this coastal city.
Upon her assumption last year, Fernandez ordered the dismantling of fish pens, which big-time bangus growers erected from April to May last year.
The city fishery ordinance prohibits the construction and operation of fishing traps, fish pens, fish cages, or oyster beds in the rivers’ prohibited zones.
In October last year, Fernandez launched “Sa Ilog Ko, May Pagbabago,” a livelihood program for poor fisher folk, which allows the use of indigenous fish traps, such as “batikwas” and “skylab” in designated river areas.
The skylab is a trap made of triangular bamboo stakes. The batikwas is a fish net with corners tied to four bamboo posts. It is lowered at night and an incandescent bulb is used to attract the fish.
Scientists eye breakthrough in cross-breeding 2 siganid specieds
- Sunday, March 2, 2014
- (PNA), PDS/LVM/LVMICUA/RMA
DAGUPAN CITY, Mar. 2 (PNA)--Fishery scientists are hoping to score a breakthrough this year in their effort to cross-breed two species of siganid (malaga in Pangasinan and kitang in other parts of the country) in order to develop a more superior breed that could be passed on to fish farmers nationwide.
This is the first of its kind in the world, said Dr. Westly Rosario, chief of the National Integrated Fisheries and Technology Development Center (NIFTDC)in Dagupan where the hybridization of the two species of siganid-- the siganus, vermiculata and siganus gutatos-- will be conducted shortly.
"This year, we will work on the hybridization of the two hybrid species of siganid. We will see what will happen when the male siganus vermiculata and the female siganus gutatos will mate," he said.
Rosario said there are 27 species of siganid or rabbit fish but considered by scientists as the best and most popular species are siganus vermiculata and siganus gutatus.
He said the offspring of the two species may be called siganus vergu, derived from the first three letters of vermiculata and the first two letters of gutatus.
NIFTDC owns the technology in breeding siganus vermiculata taken from the wild.
On the other hand, it was the Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in Iloilo and the Mindanao State University that successfully bred and developed siganus gutatos.
Scientists agreed among themselves to cross-breed the two species of siganid consistent with the new policy of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to develop other kinds of fish to complement milkfish, whose production nowadays has now become costlier on account of the soaring prices of feeds.
BFAR noted that because of high production cost in raising milkfish, fish farmers are now looking for a new alternative to bangus and is now eyeing the potentials of siganid.
Rosario said there are 26 species of siganid or rabbit fish but considered by scientists as the best and most popular species are siganus vermiculata and siganus gutatus
The BFAR stressed the need to eventually wean away the focus of some fish farmers on milkfish whose production cost per hectare had become quite staggering on account of the skyrocketing cost of commercial feeds though the cost of fish sometime plunges to as low as P70 per kilo in the wholesale market.
Siganid does not need any commercial feeds as they thrive only on aquatic plants that are still teeming in fish ponds and in brackish and marine water all over Pangasinan.
For this, Rosario said, siganid is better than milkfish.
Dagupan places 5th in R1AA Meet
- Saturday, March 1, 2014
- (PNA), SCS/LVM/LVMICUA/RMA
DAGUPAN CITY, March 1 (PNA) -- Mayor Belen T. Fernandez congratulated the Dagupan City Team for placing fifth overall winner from a field of 13 contingents in the Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet held in Agoo, La Union and Dagupan City from Feb. 23 to 28.
The Dagupan Team emerged overall champion in four events, namely arnis (elementary division, boys and girls category), athletics (secondary divisions, boys), swimming (elementary division, girls) and basketball (elementary division).
The swimming event was held at the Olympic-size Dagupan City Pool site, the only of its kind in Region 1, while the rest of the events were held in Agoo.
Department of Education Program Supervisor Edilberto Abalos said as a result of its victories in four events in the R1AA Meet, Dagupan improved its standing from 7th place finish last year to 5th overall this year.
Fernandez traveled to Agoo, La Union on Feb. 28 to cheer up and give her show of support to the Dagupan athletes in their last and final games against their rivals.
Abalos attributed the improvement of performance of the Dagupeño athletes to the mayor’s continuing support to sports development and for the athletes’ early training.
“On behalf of the athletes, we thank Mayor Belen for her overwhelming support and for providing the athletes with all the things they needed from the start to the end of the competition,” Abalos said.
Ramos, De Venecia lead Pangasinense awardees
- Friday, February 28, 2014 12:01 am
- (Manila Standard Today)
Dagupan City—Former President Fidel V. Ramos and former House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. will lead the awarding rites on Saturday (March 1) for outstanding Pangasinenses at the President Hotel in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
Ramos and De Venecia, both Pangasinenses and considered as the twin architects of the Philippines’ “launching pad to its bid to become a tiger economy,” recognized the media’s role in their success as public servants.
Pangasinan Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. will lead the awardees such as Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Reps. Rosemarie Arenas, Georgina de Venecia and Leopoldo N. Bataoil.
The awards will b presented by the monthly magazine Pacebook founded in 2010 by noted journalist Jun Velasco and edited by former Philippines Graphic editor Cesar M. Carpio.
Essayist and opinion writer Mita Sison-Duque, publisher of the newest weekly newspaper in the Ilocos region, will introduce Ramos, while De Venecia will share his experience as a journalist before he became a politician.
The other awardees are Dangerous Drugs Board Chairman Antonio Villar, Jr., Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez, Mayors Ricardo Camacho (Bayambang), Carlito Zaplan (Sta. Barbara), Gwen Palafox-Yamamoto (Bani), Abono Party-list Chairman Rosendo So, Dr. Joseph Roland Mejia, Atty. Gonzalo Duque, Atty. Liberato Reyna, Jr. Dr. Robin Navarro, Engr. Reynaldo Mencias, Angelo Padua of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS), noted acupressure specialist Eddie Quinto, journalist Maki Pulido, evangelist Bro. Diony Espiritu, Zeny Palisoc, painter Claireyenne Malanyaon, businessman-philanthropist Ashok Vasandani and Dr. Vicky Tada.
Dagupan slates 31-day Women month's celebration
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
- (PNA), LGI/LVM/RMA
DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 26 (PNA) -- Mayor Belen Fernandez, the first elected woman mayor of Dagupan, will lead the celebration of the Women's Month this coming month of March on the theme: "Dagupena, ang tatag mo ay tatag natin sa pagbangon at pagsulod" (Dagupena, your stability is our firmness in rising and moving forward).
This is the first time in the history of Dagupan that a woman is at the helm of the city government since time immemorial.
City Nutrition Officer Leah Aquino, also acting head of the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), chair of the celebration, said the Women's Month will start March 3 with the holding of health service delivery; health lifestyle for women to be held at the City Museum and at the City Health Office.
Here the women will undergo blood testing, cholesterol check up, urynalysis, hemoglobin/hematocrift determination, Taebo and Zumba dance exercises and diet management.Aquino said the beneficiaries are women employees at city hall and indigent women of Dagupan City, especially pregnant teenagers.
All those who will undergo checkup will be given freebies courtesy of the City Supermarket Inc., one of the cooperating agencies.
The women will parade in the early morning of March 7 and will wind up at the city plaza in time for a thanksgiving mass. A slogan contest on the women as topic will also be held with the City School Division as the lead agency.
March 10 will be the 'Buntis' Congress and 'Buntis' Day celebration where some 500 pregnant women will attend a fora at CSI Stadia. At the congress, they are provided with pre-natal services and check up, laboratory examinations and ultra sound for free.
Mayor Fernandez will also distribute in the Buntis Congress health insurance cards from the Philippine Insurance Health Corporation (PhilHealth) to pregnant women. There will also be a Search for Mrs. Buntis 2014.
Aquino said that from March 1 to 31, the city government will intensify its livelihood skills development for women, like in sewing, cosmetology, food processing, basic computer and arts and crafts.
At the same time, entrepreneurship training for women engaged in fish drying and in making coated peanuts will also be held on March 7 is in connection with the program, One Product, One Barangay for womenfolk in barangay Pugaro and Sitio Puelay, Caranglaan
The Pangasinan Medical Society and the Philippine Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists chapter both headed by Dr. Bertha Fe Manaois Castillo will also hold free cancer screening for breast and cervix of women.
There will also be free assistance for women Overseas Filipino Workers at the office of the City Assistance Service Team (CAST) and massive information dissemination on teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, alcoholism and smoking and responsible parenthood by the Population and Development Office headed by Professor Alex de Venecia.
Governor's in 100 Islands group set for development
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
- (PNA), PDS/LVM/JOHANNE MARGARETTE R. MACOB/RMA/UTB
ALAMINOS CITY, Feb. 25 (PNA) --The city government of Alaminos led by Mayor Arthur Celeste in partnership with the provincial government led by Governor Amado Espino Jr. will soon embark on an ambitious program to develop the Governor's Island in the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) group.
Celeste, speaking after hosting the first out of town regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP)on Monday said they are preparing necessary requirements to begin the improvements in the said island.
"The Governor is there to really help me in beautifying the island," Celeste said citing that Gov. Espino, himself, was asking as to when they could start the project.
Meanwhile, Celeste said the Quezon Island- which is now solar-powered and has new structures like monuments, gazebos and toilets- have greatly contributed to the P1-million increase in the profit of the HINP for the past six months, at an average of P50,000 during Saturdays, P30,000 on Sundays, and P10-15,000 on weekdays.
He said that his administration aims at increasing the HINP-generated annual income from about P4 to P5-million before to P10 to P15-million.
The Mayor also disclosed that they target to provide fresh potable water in the three major islands namely Children's, Governor's, and Quezon by April of this year.
Aside from the 123 islands, the HINP also offers helmet diving which Celeste said is the second of its kind in the entire country. Alaminos City and Boracay are the only ones which have helmet diving.
He added that there will be two more water activities- another type of diving and underwater scooter-to further boost tourist arrivals, both local and foreign.
Meanwhile, Celeste expressed his pride and gratitude to the SP for holding its first out of town regular board session at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) Extension Office in their city.
Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. said that their out of town session was intended to "give focus on concerns that are prevalent in the area."
He said, "This is the provincial government coming closer to each and every LGU in very parts of Pangasinan. This is your provincial government in action, closer to you, closer to where you live."
Pangasinan boosts tilapia stock
- Monday, February 24, 2014
- By April Montes (MCA/AMM/PIA-1, Pangasinan)
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, February 24 (PIA) – The Provincial Agriculture Office have released some 120, 000 pieces of tilapia fingerlings in Pangasinan’s river systems to boost the province’s tilapia supply.
The river systems in the towns of Balungao, Bolinao and Malasiqui received fresh fingerlings last February 19 to 21.
Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya said the continuing dispersal of tilapia fingerlings promotes the steady growth of the fishing industry that maintains the increasing production of quality fishery products while conserving resources.
This accounts for the year-round production of tilapia fingerlings in the government-owned hatcheries in Lingayen, San Quintin and Sta. Barbara that is augmented by fingerlings from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
“It reflects our current thrusts on sustainable production and resource conservation which makes Pangasinan as the leading producer in agriculture and fisheries contributing 87 percent of the region’s fish production in 2013,” Moya said.
Recently, BFAR conferred to Pangasinan the Gawad Pagkilala Award for the province’s efforts in restoring the bounty of the river system.
Pangasinan is the sole local government unit that BFAR recognized for its programs’ significant impact in the protection, conservation and sustainable development in the fishing industry.
Fish dispersal to communal bodies of water is among the components of the agricultural programs of the provincial government that resulted to increased fish catch.
To date, the provincial government had a total of 3.22 million tilapia fingerlings dispersed since 2007 in 123 communal bodies of water throughout the province.
Red Cross targets one blood donor, volunteer, first-aid person per family by 2020
- Sunday, February 23, 2014 8:11 am
- (Philippines News Agency)
DAGUPAN CITY - A blood donor, a volunteer, and one who knows first aid in every Filipino family. This is the obsession not only of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) but also of all Red Cross chapters around the world as contained in the Red Cross Strategic Direction 2020.
Florame Magalong, PRC administrator in Pangasinan, said the program aims to see at least one blood donor, one who can deliver first aid, and a volunteer in every home by year 2020 to ensure that they are prepared whenever disaster strikes.
"In Red Cross Strategic Direction 2020, we are actually transferring the values of disaster preparedness, volunteerism, and giving to the community," said Magalong
Magalong said to a certain extent, this is exactly what Red Cross started doing when it put up the group Red Cross 142, which basically comprises of 42 volunteers and one team leader in every barangay.
She said the group is the one that will connect the community to the PRC whenever a disaster strikes using the community-based early warning system so that help can be dispatched immediately.
Pangasinan releases fish fingerlings in 4 towns
- Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:01 am
- By Dexter A. See
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan --- Gov. Amado Espino has announced dispersal of 120,000 tilapia fingerling in the communal waters of three municipalities to boost production of fresh water fishes.
He said the fingerlings were released in the towns of Malasiqui, Bolinao, and Balungao as part of the provincial drive to attain self-sufficiency in fish and meet the needs of the entire province.
“The continuing dispersal of tilapia fingerlings promotes the steady growth of our industry that maintains the increasing production of quality fishery products,” he said.
The province produce tilapia fingerlings year-round in government-owned hatcheries in Lingayen, Sta. Barbara and San Quintin, which are in addition to the fingerelings provided by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
The latest dispersal brought to 3.22 million tilapia fingerlings dispersed by the province in 123 communal bodies of water throughout the province.
Espino said the province has been pushing to maximize utilization of existing hatcheries to sustain the government’s campaign for fish sufficiency.
“This reflects our current thrusts to attain sustainable production and resources conservation, which makes Pangasinan the leading producer in agriculture and fisheries , contributing 87 percent of the region’s fish production in 2013,” Espino said.
Medical mission of U.S. based group serves 8,932 people
- Friday, February 21, 2014
- (PNA), FFC/LVM/JOHANNE MARGARETTE R. MACOB/RMA
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Feb. 21 (PNA) -- At least 8,932 residents of Bayambang town benefited from a medical mission by a private organization in the United States in coordination with the Pangasinan provincial government held at Bayambang District Hospital from Feb. 17 to 20.
According to the summary report of the Bukas Loob sa Diyos Foundation (BLD) of Newark, New Jersey, USA, 75 major surgical operations, 371 minor surgeries and 847 dental services were done during the four-day mission.
The group also provided thousands of reading glasses and care packs to the beneficiaries.
The provincial government expressed its gratitude to the 248 doctors and nurses of BLD during a farewell party held Thursday at the Sison Auditorium.
"No measure of thanks or no material gratitude can ever replace what you have done for the people of Bayambang, the people of Pangasinan," Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. said. Calimlim represented Governor Amado Espino Jr. in the event.
Calimlim noted that BLD is the biggest, overseas-based delegation to have conducted a medical mission in the province.
For his part, Bayambang Mayor Ricardo Camacho thanked the BLD-delegation for helping his constituents, stressing they will never forget the support and help they have extended to their municipality.
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