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By The Pangasinan Star Online

Let’s welcome the Year of the Dog

Posted by breakingnews on January 29, 2006

By Iluminado Varela Jr.

The new year is known as the Year of the Dog.

Although highly regarded in the Orient or East, the dog gets unkind words and insults from the Westerners who say the dog is man’s best friend.

The English language has colorful but cruel words and thoughts for the dog – the 11th of the 12 animal in the Chinese lunar sign.

What does the West say when he wants a fellow man to deteriorate or degenerate? “Go to the dogs.” A low and contemptible fellow is “a dog.” A wretched existence is a “dog’s life.” “Dog days” are hot and uncomfortable days.

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Lawmen uproot P47 million worth of marijuana plants in Ilocos Sur

Posted by breakingnews on January 28, 2006

SUGPON, Ilocos Sur — A total of 168,000 fully-grown marijuana plants and 70,000 seedlings
worth P46.4 million million were uprooted by lawmen in the mountainous tri-boundaries of Ilocos Sur, La Union and Benguet.

Ilocos Sur Police Director Sr. Supt. George Regis said on Wednesday said the 5.5-hectare marijuana plantation in sitios Bekes, Nagawa and Nacneng were reportedly tilled by Santos Alakdis and his brother Pedro.

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Judge inhibits self from hearing case vs accused in slay of fellow judge

Posted by breakingnews on January 26, 2006

TAYUG, Pangasinan — A judge of the Regional Trial Court here has inhibited himself from hearing the case against the two accused in the brutal murder of his fellow judge sometime in September last year.

However, Judge Ulysses Raciles Butuyan of RTC Branch 51 said his order dismissing the case against the two accused, Elmer Cabiles and Jornald Vargas, last Nov. 30 for lack of probable cause, still stands.

The case against the two accused involved the slaying of Pasay City Judge Estrellita Paas,61, in her home in
Natividad, Pangasinan sometime in September.

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Holdup men take P800,000 from bank employees

Posted by breakingnews on January 26, 2006

VILLASIS, Pangasinan — Holdup men struck early Tuesday morning along an isolated portion of a provincial road in barangay Unzad here and robbed two bank employees of more than P800,000.

Chief Inspector Jimmy Agtarap, chief of police of Villasis, identified those held up as Alfredo Fernandez, 47, inspector/appraiser of the Rural Bank of Malasiqui, Villasis branch; and Teodulfo Gamboa, 24, bank clerk.

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PRISAA national games unfolds in Pangasinan Feb. 6

Posted by breakingnews on January 25, 2006

DAGUPAN CITY — All is set for the 2006 National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) games to be held in Dagupan City and various other venues in the province of Pangasinan from Feb. 6 to 12.

Dr. Gonzalo T. Duque, national PRISAA president and also president of the Lyceum Northwestern University here, said some 4,000 athletes from all over the country will see action in the week-long games.

The opening games is set at 10:00 a.m. of February 6 will be held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center in Lingayen.

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Pangasinan’s only call center needs 25 agents

Posted by breakingnews on January 24, 2006

Farmout Central Intouch Inc., Pangasinan’s first and only call center, is in need of 25 agents for a daytime campaign (6:30 am – 4:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays).

Applicants must be that at least college level, with good and pleasing personality and an above average command of both written and oral English.

Interested parties may call (75) 515-8750 up to 52 and look for Arlene to set an interview appointment. Please bring your resume to the interview.

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JdV distributes asbestos suits to firemen in memory of daughter

Posted by breakingnews on January 23, 2006

DAGUPAN CITY — In memory of his daughter KC, who died in a fire in their home in Makati City on Dec. 17, 2004, House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. is making available asbestos firefighting suits to each of the fire departments of 30 major cities throughout the country.

Two of these firefighting suits imported from Austria costing $5,000 dollars each, including import duties, were handed by de Venecia in a simple ceremony in his home here to the Dagupan City Fire Department headed by Fire Chief Inspector Manuel Manuel and to the Filipino-Chinese Panda Firefighting Brigade, also of Dagupan City.

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