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Whistle-blowers sue governor

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TWO BRIEFINGS. At left, Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. denies allegations that he is “jueteng” Big Boss in his province during a press conference in Lingayen town on Friday. At right, whistle-blower Bugallon Mayor Rodrigo “Ric” Orduña answers questions during the press briefing in Camp Crame. Also present are (from left) Archbishop Oscar Cruz, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and PNP chief Nicanor Bartolome.COURTESY OF PANGASINAN PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE; MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

A town mayor who ratted on Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr.’s involvement in “jueteng” in the province on Friday filed plunder charges against his erstwhile boss and political ally, alleging that Espino accepted P900 million payolas from operators of the illegal numbers game.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Logging roads tear into Luzon forests

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The government’s ill-equipped, understaffed forest protectors are suffering the consequences of their cat-and-mouse game with illegal loggers in the mountains separating Mangatarem town in Pangasinan and Sta. Cruz town in Zambales.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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