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LP ticket in Pangasinan says NPC using lies, dirty tricks

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Liberal Party (LP) members in Pangasinan condemned what they said is the disinformation campaign being waged by supporters of Nationalist People’s Coalition re-electionist Gov. Amado Espino Jr., saying this was a “desperate measure meant to arrest the dwindling public support for his re-election bid.”

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DILG probes Pangasinan governor’s assets

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

A team of investigators from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has started looking into the bank accounts and assets of Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr., who has been accused of coddling operators of the illegal numbers game, or “jueteng,” in his province.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Espino says earnings came from businesses

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

Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino on Monday denied living on money from the illegal numbers racket “jueteng.”

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Jueteng’ probe rocks alliance of LP, NPC

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

With less than two months before the campaign for the 2013 midterm elections starts, cracks are already showing on the alliance between the Liberal Party (LP) and the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), and the shaker is the revival of an investigation into the illegal numbers racket “jueteng.”

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘3 kings of jueteng’ bared

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Then Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno and then First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

Then First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, then Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno and whoever was the Philippine National Police chief were known as the “Three Kings” of the Arroyo administration who received regular protection money from operators of “jueteng” in Pangasinan, said a town mayor who turned whistle-blower.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Basketball behind allies’ split

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Blame it on basketball. A disagreement over a referee’s call during a local basketball league involving both their sons triggered the falling out between Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. and his trusted aide, Bugallon town Mayor Rodrigo Orduña, which led to the latter’s exposé of the governor’s alleged involvement in jueteng (an illegal numbers game).

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

What Went Before: ‘jueteng’

Just months into the Aquino administration, antijueteng crusader Archbishop Oscar Cruz submitted to the Senate a list of alleged “jueteng” operators and jueteng payoff recipients.

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

Pangasinan governor tied to ‘jueteng’

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

Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. has earned up to P900 million in protection money from “jueteng” operators in the province, said a town mayor who himself admitted to involvement in the illegal numbers racket.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Feast turns boats into floating works of art

Local designer Arty Bernal beamed with pride as he took a last-minute look at a motorized boat he and his team had decorated before they boarded it on Tuesday.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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