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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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Pangasinan Crisis and Intervention Center: a GAD learning hub

By Joanna P. Diaz-Sabado (JNPD/JDS/PIA- La Union)

SAN FERNANDO CITY (PIA) -- The Province of Pangasinan with its Pangasinan Crisis Intervention Center in Lingayen town was recognized by the Philippine Commission on Women as the first Gender and Development (GAD) local learning hub in Ilocos Region.

The facility was among the seven local learning hubs in the country recognized this year for “their efforts in gender-responsive local governance towards the promotion of human right, gender equality, and the empowerment of all women and girls and for providing and sustaining gender-responsive programs and services to women and children in difficult circumstances.”

The center, employed with licensed social workers, is operating 24 hours and serves as an action center to immediately respond to cases of individuals and families in crisis situation.

Among their services include the provision of a temporary shelter, rescue operation; referral services; provision of financial assistance; and program advocacy, information and education campaign.

“Our target clients include sexually-abused children, victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse like incest, rape and acts of lasciviousness, psychological abuse, survivors of human trafficking, and some strandees,” Mona Sabiano-Alavazo, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office technical division chief, said.

She added, “They can be provided three to seven days of temporary shelter in the center."

Last year, they catered to 353 individuals in crisis situation.

Established in 2006, the provincial government hopes that more LGUs will also be recognized as learning local hubs on GAD.

The facility is located at the Lingayen District Hospital Compound with 24-hour hotline 0933-8653710.

DTI implements online system for product certifications

By April M. Bravo (AMB/PIA Pangasinan)

DAGUPAN CITY (PIA) – As part of its continuing support to promote ease of doing business, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pangasinan informs the public that processing of all applications for product certifications can now be made online.

Natalia Dalaten, officer-in-charge provincial director of DTI-Pangasinan, said that with the full implementation of the Product Certification Information Management System (PCIMS), there is no need for entrepreneurs to go to any DTI office to process their papers.

Dalaten said the DTI’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) can now use the PCIMS to process import commodity clearances (ICCs), as well as Philippine standard (PS) safety and quality certification mark licenses.

“Through the PCIMS, all manufacturers and importers of products covered by mandatory standards shall apply their licenses and clearances using the online and paperless system of the BPS,” she told the Philippine Information Agency.

“They only have to request a registration form by emailing bps.scd@dti.gov.ph, and then applying through www.qualityproducts.dti.gov.ph,” she said.

However, she said that the payment of certification fees and claiming of the certificates will still have to be done at the DTI office.

“For further information on how to access the PCIMS, visit the DTI-Pangasinan office at the 2nd Floor of Star Building, Arellano Street, Dagupan City or call telephone numbers (075) 529-6177 or 515-3183 or send an e-mail at R01.pangasinan@dti.gov.ph,” Dalaten said.

SCUBAsureros keep Hundred Islands litter-free

By April M. Bravo (AMB/PIA Pangasinan)

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan (PIA) – In pursuit of preserving the pristine and clean waters at the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) here, the city government of Alaminos and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have undertaken another SCUBAsurero underwater clean-up last Friday.

“SCUBAsurero” is a term coined by combining the words “scuba” and “basurero” or trash collector as licensed scuba divers forage for garbage under the waters around the islands.

The underwater clean-up program was launched by the city government of Alaminos in 2016 under the leadership of Mayor Arthur Celeste.

Miguel Sison, tourism officer of Alaminos City, said that SCUBAsurero was used to be conducted every once or twice a year but since the city government advocates the conservation, protection and rehabilitation of the Hundred Islands, it now became a monthly activity to sustain this premier tourist attraction in Pangasinan.

Sison said around 30 trained divers from the city government of Alaminos, including volunteers from national government agencies and private groups, conduct the underwater clean-up drive every month and collect garbage indiscriminately thrown by some visitors.

For Mamerto Viray, team leader of the SCUBAsureros, the project has done wonders as it tremendously decreased the volume of underwater garbage.

“Ngayon, medyo malinis-linis na,” he said.

Viray said the Hundred Islands Diving Club plans to train non-divers and the youth for free to help in maintaining the cleanliness of this tourist destination.

He also requested visitors to keep the place litter-free, saying “Pakiusap, kapag may basura dapat ilagay sa wastong lalagyan at kapag may ibinigay na garbage bag, pakidala sa mainland.”

Viray is referring to the “Basura Mo, Iuwi Mo” program also implemented by the city government of Alaminos in the HINP.

Under the program, a P200 refundable group bond is required of visitors going to the HINP.

The group will be given two bags: one for biodegradable trash and another for non-biodegradable materials.

Once the visitors return to the wharf or the mainland and turn in their garbage for proper disposal by the Alaminos City Tourism Office, they get back the P200 deposit.

They would also be given a gift certificate good for two persons for free entrance and free environmental fee on their next visit to the HINP.

The smoking ban is also strictly implemented at HINP.

Hundred Islands post 65K tourist arrivals in May

By Hilda Austria (PNA)

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan -- A total of 65,604 tourists visited the famous Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) here from May 1 to 24 this year, the Alaminos City Tourism Office (CTO) announced.

“The trend is still increasing since many are making the most of the summer vacation before the classes start in June (3),” said CTO officer Miguel Sison in an interview on Monday.

He said majority of the tourists flocked the Hundred Islands on Saturday and Sunday posting an average of 5,000 and 6,700 tourist arrivals, respectively.

Sison noted that 13,700 tourists visited the national park on Black Saturday (April 20) alone.

“Most of the visitors went to the Pilgrimage Island where a chapel was newly constructed and St. Claire and St. Joseph statues were newly built,” he said.

The month of May’s figure brought the total number of tourists who visited HINP from Jan. 1 to May 24 to 326,254.

The CTO recorded 561,909 tourist arrivals in 2017 but the number declined by 2.6 percent in 2018 due to weather disturbances, particularly typhoons.

Sison said HINP has 25 main islands of which eight are open to tourists, while the Bat and Monkey islands are just for viewing and the rest are still being developed.

“We used to have only three active islands,” said Sison, referring to Governor’s island, Children’s island and Quezon Island.

“But now we have the Clave Island, Lopez Island, Marcos Island, Monkey Island, Bat Island and the Old Scout Island, wherein a portion of it is the snorkeling area for its corals,” Sison said.

He said the activities being enjoyed by the tourists are banana boat ride, jet-ski ride, island-to-island ziplines, helmet diving, island hopping and swimming, among others.

Capitol gets P34.4-M grant to support pregnancy

(PIO/SMDG, Sunday Punch)

LINGAYEN - The provincial government recently received P34,489,860 as financial grant from the National Nutrition Council (NNC) for the implementation of Dietary Supplementation Program (DSP) for pregnant women in the province.

Ma. Eileen B. Blanco, NNC – Regional Office 1 Nutrition Program Coordinator, presented the cheque to the provincial officials led by Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba, and Provincial Health Office (PHO) Chief Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa S. De Guzman on May 21 at the Capitol Building in the presence of by Fourth District Board Member Jeremy Agerico B. Rosario.

The DSP is a program of the Department of Health (DOH) and the NNC that provides health and nutrition services to pregnant women.

In 2018, the provincial board passed a resolution authorizing Governor Amado I. Espino, III to enter and sign a memorandum of agreement with the NNC to fully support the program of the national government in ensuring the holistic development of a child in the province.

Blanco said Pangasinan is the lone province in Region 1 that received the financial grant for the implementation of the DSP Umingan, Bayambang, Alaminos City and Urdaneta City.

The program will supplement the implementation of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) that focuses on the first 1,000 days of a child (from pregnancy up to the child’s second birthday).

Blanco pointed out that the program is aimed at preventing malnourishment among children.

De Guzman added it will also support the Buntis Congress of the provincial government that promotes healthy and safe motherhood.

DepEd launches 'happy school movement' in Ilocos region

By Hilda Austria (PNA)

DAGUPAN CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd) 1 (Ilocos region) is advocating scouting and sports in education through the “Happy School Movement”.

DepEd-1 has launched the movement alongside the regional launch of Brigada Eskwela.

Dr. Edilberto Abalos, chief education support services division of DepEd-1, said the program aims to develop the children holistically.

"Scouting is one (of the) best ways to teach children discipline. And sports is also essential as children now have no physical activities," he said during the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas - Pangasinan chapter forum on Thursday.

Abalos said they encourage the putting up of playgrounds for children.

He also noted that discipline should begin at home.

"Parents should be the first teachers of children. The home should be the first place where discipline should be first taught," he added.

Meanwhile, Abalos said he approves of the mandatory Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), noting it is necessary to strengthen students’ discipline.

He said the alleged abuses in ROTC in schools before were isolated cases.

DOLE still accepting applicants for summer job program

By(AMB/PIA Pangasinan)

DAGUPAN CITY (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Dagupan Field Office is still accepting applicants for its Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).

Andrea Amor Mitre, labor and employment officer of DOLE-Dagupan Field Office, said at least 50 to 60 slots in private companies are available for interested applicants who wish to be employed this summer.

“SPES aims to provide temporary employment to poor but deserving students and out-of-school youth (OSY) this summer to augment the family’s income to help ensure that beneficiaries are able to pursue their education,” Mitre said.

She said those who are interested are encouraged to visit the DOLE office in this city and bring a copy of their birth certificate or any document showing their date of birth as the program is open for students and OSY who are 15 to 30 years old.

“Other requirements include the latest report card; certificate of indigence to be requested from their respective barangay offices; and if the parents are employed, the combined net income after tax, including the applicant’s, if any, must not exceed the annual regional poverty threshold,” she added.

“For OSY, they need a certification issued by the barangay or the city/municipality or provincial social welfare and development office where they reside,” she said during the ‘Pantongtongan Tayo’ (Pag-usapan Natin) radio program of PIA Pangasinan aired over DZMQ Radyo Pilipinas Dagupan on Tuesday.

Mitre said qualified SPES applicants will be matched to the vacancies of available jobs and then referred to the participating public and private employers for their consideration.

She said the beneficiaries will work for a period of 20 days.

“For the compensation, the labor department will shoulder the 40 percent of the salary while the 60 percent will be paid by the employer where the beneficiary will render his or her services,” she added.

Meanwhile, Mitre mentioned the upcoming jobs fair in Pangasinan such as the “Jobs Fair on Wheels” scheduled on May 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the municipality of San Jacinto.

DOLE will also stage the annual “Kalayaan Day Jobs Fair” on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nepo Mall Dagupan here.

172 Pangasinan studes qualify for DOST scholarship

By Hilda Austria (PNA)

DAGUPAN CITY — A total of 172 students from Pangasinan qualified as new scholars of the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).

Science researcher specialist Alexa Apostol of DOST-Pangasinan, said on Thursday that the incoming freshmen college students are excited to take up courses under DOST priority areas, such as in the field of engineering and agriculture.

“These are those who passed the qualifying exams and we had a meeting with them last week for the orientation and scholarship agreement signing,” Apostol said during the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas - Pangasinan forum.

She disclosed that the new scholars will receive financial assistance comprising PHP7,000 in monthly living allowance; PHP20,000 in tuition fee subsidy every semester; PHP5,000 in book allowance per semester; and PHP1,000 in uniform allowance.

“The DOST-SEI has two sets of scholarship program. The Republic Act 7687 for the less privileged students and the merit scholarship for those who are well-off in life but deserve a scholarship,” Apostol said.

The DOST-SEI will again conduct a qualifying exam for undergraduate scholarship on October 20. Submission of application is from June 3 to September 6, which will be open to senior high school students or graduates.

“They just need to submit first to us a properly accomplished application form; birth certificate; certificate of indigency for beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program; tax exemption form (of their family); income tax return of previous year for those parents who are working, and electric bill for three consecutive months,” Apostol said.

She added that the requirements will be used to assess which scholarship program will be applicable to the student.

“The students may study in a school in Pangasinan or any other parts of the region or even in Metro Manila,” Apostol said.

Scholars of DOST-SEI must maintain an 85 percent annual weighted average and 85 percent semestral weighted average and they must not have failing grades in any academic subject.

Diskwento Caravan goes to Western Pangasinan

By Elsha Marie B. Soriano (JND/EMS/PIA Pangasinan)

DAGUPAN CITY, May 23 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pangasinan will bring discounted school supplies and basic commodities closer to the buying public in the western part of Pangasinan as its Diskwento Caravan goes to towns Bolinao and Anda.

Natalia Dalaten, officer-in-charge of DTI-Pangasinan, said the caravan, which is a yearly activity in line with DTI’s Balik-Eskwela Project, will be held at the Anda Municipal Gymnasium on May 27 and Don Raymundo Celeste Sports Complex in Bolinao on May 28 .

Dalaten said the caravan, which will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., is a project of DTI that aims to provide opportunity for consumers to access basic goods, school supplies and prime commodities at discounted prices by bringing manufacturers and retailers in one place.

“The new school year is just days away and DTI’s Diskwento Caravan can help parents save money specially in preparation for the start of classes,” she said adding that the buying public from Western Pangasinan can avail of products marked down to up to 50 percent.

She added that consumer can be assured of the quality of the products to be sold during the caravan as the participating establishments have been long time partners of DTI Pangasinan since the start of the project.

The Diskwento Caravan, which started in 2009, is annually participated by distributors and retailers such as Magic Supermarket, National Bookstore, Addessa Corporation, Home Ideas Superstore and Sheridan Marketing.

Dalaten also advised the public to visit DTI-Pangasinan Provincial Office located at the 2nd floor of Star Building, Arellano Street in Dagupan City or call at telephone numbers (075)-551-3183 or 529-6177 or e-mail at dtipang@yahoo.com for inquiries and additional information on prices of school supplies or other concerns.

She said further that for those other distributors and retailers who are interested to join the Diskwento project may visit DTI office or may call and send letter to DTI.

Likewise, this year’s caravan will be participated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Dagupan Branch.

Ma. Loudes Manaois, bank officer of BSP Dagupan branch, said their booth will feature information materials on Clean Notes and Coins as well as consumer education.

She added that BSP will also be exchanging unfit/mutilated notes to new bills.

DA Region 1 to hold info caravan to promote agri-fishery programs

By Elsha Marie B. Soriano (JND/EMBS/PIA Pangasinan)

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan May 22 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 1, through the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Section (RAFIS) in Ilocos Region, is set to conduct a one-day Regional Information Caravan on May 23 to promote agricultural and fishery programs and projects of the government.

Vida Cacal, regional information officer of DA Region 1, said the activity, which will be held at that Pangasinan Development and Training Center in this town, primarily aims to disseminate and promote current DA programs, projects, and activities including technology updates.

“The information caravan aims to sustain the delivery of vital information on processes and basic requirements and guidelines on DA programs and projects that farmers should know,” Cacal said

She added that the event also aims to encourage stakeholders to build strong partnerships toward agricultural development.

Cacal said around 300 participants from the provinces of Pangasinan and La Union are expected to attend the activity.

Attendees are composed of farmers, fisherfolk, livestock raisers, representatives from state colleges and universities, agricultural extension workers, DA attach-agency representatives, and other stakeholders.

“The region-wide activity, which will be held annually starting this year, is in line with the celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month this May,” she said, adding that DA will conduct the second leg of information caravan in November for farmers and DA stakeholders from Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.

Participants will be given insights on the following topics: Availment of DA-RFO I’s Banner Programs and Projects, PLEA/SURE Credit Facilitation and other Agricultural Credit Window, Irrigation Water Support Program, training program, Rice and Other Commodities Marketing Strategies, farm mechanization, and Occurring Pests and Diseases.

DepEd Pangasinan starts Brigada Eskwela

By Hilda Austria (PNA)

ASINGAN, Pangasinan -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Pangasinan is urging all education stakeholders to participate in this year's Brigada Eskwela, the schools’ maintenance initiative of DepEd.

"All stakeholders, even ordinary citizens are invited. Everybody should help the schools so we can better prepare the students' and pupils' classrooms," said lawyer Donato Balderas Jr., DepEd Pangasinan II division superintendent, in an interview Tuesday.

Balderas said the week-long annual school maintenance program was launched Sunday.

He admitted that scarcity of classrooms and books are common problems encountered by the division, as the school children's population increases every year.

"These are somewhat addressed. There are new school buildings or classrooms every year as the population increases," he added.

Pangasinan division II has 600 elementary and high schools conducting their respective Brigada Eskwela.

Pilmico holds expo to promote backyard farming in Pangasinan

By April M. Bravo (AMB/PIA Pangasinan)

URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan, May 20 (PIA) -- Pilmico, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, conducted an Agri and Livelihood Expo at the Urdaneta City Cultural and Sports Center in this city Saturday, May 18, to promote sustainable livelihood through backyard farming.

Victoria Altiche, corporate communications associate of Pilmico Foods Corporation, said the expo aims to provide a venue for local farmers and aspiring agri-entrepreneurs to learn about how backyard farming can be a sustainable and viable source of income.

To support this, Pilmico conducted free seminars on animal husbandry and nutrition, and held basic and advanced baking demos during the expo.

Local businesses were also invited to showcase their products and to connect target attendees with potential customers and partners within the area.

“In partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, the expo gave way for better communication of business requirements as well as tips on how the attendees can jumpstart their agribusiness,” Altiche said.

In a statement, Jefferson Abian, Pilmico assistant vice president for feeds sales, said “With an entrepreneurial mindset and the right skills in farming, businesses can thrive for generations.”

“The expo is our way of giving back to the community, a tangible expression of our promise to empower the backyard sector, and ultimately, the agriculture industry as a whole,” he added.

Attendees were also treated to a special cooking demonstration by celebrity chef, Chef Boy Logro, where the different flavors of the Philippines were showcased using pork, chicken and eggs.

Pilmico advances business and communities by being a true partner for growth of local farmers and businesses.

Through the expo, the company is able to inspire future agri-entrepreneurs by sharing its extensive industry knowledge, business solutions and expert advice.

Phil. Beach Games in Pangasinan set May 24-26

(PIO/SMDG, Sunday Punch)

LINGAYEN– The Philippine Beach Games is set to hold its fourth edition in Pangasinan on May 24-26.

The three-day multi-sport event will feature 10 events this year: beach dodgeball, beach handball, beach petanque, beach run, beach ultimate, beach volleyball, beach football and beach touch rugby.

JP Demontano, PBG founder and head, noted that Lingayen Capitol Beachfront is, by far, the ideal and perfect venue for the beach games.

“When we saw Pangasinan, specifically Lingayen, we thought that this is what we are looking for,” Montano said stressing that since 2016, the multisport event achieved feats and continues to expand in partnership with the provincial government

He expressed his gratitude to the provincial government for the support the organization has been receiving since the first staging of PBG in the province in 2016.

Demontano added that more than the entertainment, this activity aims to discover and hone local talents and introduce new sets of sports to the next generation.

“Gusto naming dumami ang local teams at mag-introduce ng new sports para sa kabataan,” he stated.

As such, preserving the unrivaled beauty and abundance of pristine beaches, which serve venue to the annual tournament, is at the core mission of the activity.

Registration for PBG sports starts on May 24 while the main tournament begins on May 25.

LTO holds road safety advocacy campaign for Pangasinan youths

By Ahikam Pasion (PNA)

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) regional office here has reminded Pangasinan youths to follow traffic laws to minimize or eliminate road accidents.

Lawyer Teofilo Guadiz III, LTO-1 director, said youths are usually victims of road accidents because of their impulsive nature and need for speed.

“Based on our statistics, half of accidents involve youths with age ranging from 17 to 20 years old, and majority of these accidents are violent accidents, leading to death,” Guadiz said in an interview Wednesday after the holding of the road safety advocacy dialogue.

Guadiz thus urged the public, especially motorists, to take extra caution when driving in order to prevent accidents which could lead to death. “Accidents could happen anytime, and these are usually caused by recklessness. Kabataan man o hindi, involved lahat dito (Youth or not, everybody is involved here),” he said.

Aside from the LTO, the event participated by some 250 youths from Pangasinan, was also co-organized by other branches of the government including the Philippine National Police and the Department of Education, among others.

Dagupan diagnostic clinic, lying-in center opens

By Ahikam Pasion (PNA)

DAGUPAN CITY -- Pregnant women in this city may now avail of free pre-natal check-up and delivery at the diagnostic clinic and lying-in center, which was formally opened on Thursday.

Mayor Belen Fernandez, in an interview Friday, said the facility, worth more than PHP20 million, was funded by both the city government and the Department of Health (DOH).

“Share natin is the maintenance, some of the equipment. Sa building naman, may share tayo at ang DOH (Our share is the maintenance, some of the equipment, while for the building we shared the expenses with the DOH),” Fernandez said.

The diagnostic clinic features state-of-the-art X-ray machines, ECG (electrocardiogram), and CT (computed tomography) scan while the lying-in clinic offers birthing beds and wards for birthing moms to recover.

The lying-in clinic will serve pregnant mothers on a 24-hour basis.

The CT scan machine was given to the clinic by the Villaflor Hospital, a private hospital in Dagupan.

The diagnostic clinic would also cater to the needs of Dagupeños, especially the indigent, the city government employees, as they would no longer have to cash out for an examination.

Residents could avail of services using the equipment for free, but they should first register at the City Health Office.

“We are targeting an initial 20,000 residents in Dagupan, but they need to register in order to get a green card ID.

This will entitle its owner to avail of the free services offered,” Fernandez added.

Meanwhile, a newborn hearing screening equipment is also set to be delivered to the clinic soon.

The equipment, worth USD35,000, will be donated by the Rotary Club of Dagupan.

“The equipment is very vital so that we can immediately detect if the newborn infant has hearing impairment.

Through the equipment, we could identify and treat it right away,” city health officer Dr. Ophelia Rivera, said in an interview.

Beach volley in Lingayen

(Tempo Online)

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – With the ongoing finals in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, Sisi Rondina will not be around to defend her title when the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup unwraps today at the Capitol Beach Front here.

Without the University of Santo Tomas ace, Petron has picked up Floremel Rodriguez to team up with Bernadeth Pons. Rodriguez is a seasoned beach volley campaigner who once ruled the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. while playing for Southwestern University.

Tipped to give the Blaze Spikers a tough time are bitter rivals in F2 Logistics and Generika-Ayala A as well as PDT Home Fibr A, UVC A and Sta. Lucia Splendido.

Michelle Morente and Fritz Gallenero will represent the Cargo Movers while Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos, who gave Rondina and Pons a tough time in the 2017 edition, will banner the Lifesavers.

Former National Collegiate Athletic Association Most Valuable Player Gretchel Soltones and Shola Alvarez will don the colors of PLDT Home Fibr A while veteran beach volley bidder Bang Pineda and Jinggay Bangad as well as Jackie Estoquia and Dhanylaine Demontano will suit up for Sta. Lucia Splendido.

Rojas said the implementation of the program is based on Republic Acts 7323 and 95471 or the Act strengthening and expanding the coverage of the SPES amending for the purpose the provisions of R.A. 7323, otherwise known as the SPES.

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