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‘Yolanda’ leaves Pangasinan relief team ‘changed’ people

Pangasinan Board Member Clemente Arboleda Jr. distributes relief to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors in Dulag, Leyte, during the provincial government’s 10-day humanitarian mission to the town. (Photo courtesy of Pangasinan Provincial Information Office)

Board Member Clemente Arboleda Jr. returned home to Pangasinan province on Sunday a “changed man,” after spending 10 days helping rehabilitate typhoon-stricken Visayas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Comelec, Pangasinan execs say Espino filed SOCE on time

Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. Photo from pangasinan.gov.ph

An official of the Pangasinan provincial government said on Thursday that Governor Amado Espino Jr. submitted his Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditure (SOCE) for the May 13 elections on time, denying reports that the governor failed to comply with the requirement.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangasinan top cop relieved but turnover postponed at last minute


As early as 8 a.m. Saturday, the stage fronting the parade ground of the provincial police office here had been occupied by the police chiefs from the province’s 48 towns and cities.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bishop offers to help mend rift between Pangasinan gov and top cop

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president Archbishop Socrates Villegas: Corruption in government continues to hurt the people. (cbcpforlife.com photo)

Archbishop Socrates Villegas said here on Thursday he was ready to help patch up differences between Governor Amado Espino Jr. and Senior Superintendent Marlou Chan, Pangasinan police director, saying their rift was destroying the image of the province.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOJ to proceed with murder probe of Espino

The Department of Justice (DOJ) junked the request of Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr., Rep. Jesus Celeste and newspaperman Jaime Aquino to suspend the preliminary investigation of the December 2012 murder of Infanta Mayor Ruperto Martinez, saying a complaint had already been filed against them.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fidel Ramos, sis take opposite sides in race for gov in Pangasinan

FORMER President Fidel V. Ramos endorses his nephew, Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza, for governor of Pangasinan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Former President Fidel V. Ramos and his sister, former Sen. Leticia Ramos-Shahani, are on different sides of the political fence as far as the gubernatorial race in their native Pangasinan is concerned.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lawyer says raps vs Pangasinan gov weak

Lawyers of Gov. Amado Espino Jr. on Thursday said the governor has not received a notice to appear before the Office of the Ombudsman, where a plunder case was filed against him by Bugallon Mayor Rodrigo Orduña.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cop chief removed amid ‘jueteng’ controversy

The Pangasinan police director, on whose watch the province’s governor, Amado Espino Jr., allegedly operated illegal gambling, has been removed from office and replaced.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Espino rival tells gov: Blame self for troubles

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One of Gov. Amado Espino Jr.’s most bitter political rivals has asked the governor to stop blaming others for the charges that had been filed against him for allegedly protecting illegal gambling in Pangasinan.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Jueteng whistleblower returns to work; Espino says fortune came from businesses

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Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. Photo from pangasinan.gov.ph

Bugallon Mayor Rodrigo Orduña, the man who blew the whistle on the alleged involvement of Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. in jueteng operations in the province, reported for work in his town on Monday, this time with security aides monitoring his movements following his exposé last week.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palace urges jueteng whistleblower to show proof vs Arroyo, Puno, ex-PNP chiefs

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda  FILE PHOTO/INQUIRER

Malacañang on Monday pressed a whistleblower to back up his charges that former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, former Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno and Philippine National Police chiefs took jueteng payoffs with hard evidence.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Espino: I deny all, it’s political, an old issue


Gov. Amado Espino Jr. on Friday denied a local official’s allegation that he is behind the illegal numbers game “jueteng” in the province. Speaking at a news conference here, Espino said the accusation against him was “an old issue that I had answered before.”

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pangasinan execs urge students: Be objective

A ranking provincial official has urged detractors of Gov. Amado Espino Jr. to look at projects of the provincial government objectively to fully appreciate their socioeconomic impact.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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