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  • Paradise in Pangasinan

    Paradise in Pangasinan

    Nestled between the lush mountains and blue-green waters of Northern Luzon is the new Triple-A resort, Puerto del Sol in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Indeed, paradise can be found in Pangasinan.

    If paradise for you means unparalleled tranquility, solitude amidst the breathtaking beauty of nature, then Puerto del Sol is the place to visit.

    While other summer revelers are crowding in such common destinations as Baguio, Boracay, Tagaytay, and Subic, Bolinao, Pangasinan beckons with its historical, cultural, and natural treasures, particularly its unobtrusively friendly people and the golden-white s ...

  • Contest on tree hugging launched

    Contest on tree hugging launched

    Hug a tree and win a prize.

    An official of a group helping protect trees in Pangasinan has launched a contest for the best tree huggers in the province.

    Virginia Pasalo, director of Women in Development Foundation and commissioner of Pangasinan Historical and Cultural Commission (PHCC), is searching for three best tree huggers, in a bid to sustain attention on trees marked for cutting to make way for the expansion of Manila North Road (MNR) in Pangasinan.

    The contest offers P500 in prizes.

    "The prize is not much. It's just for fun. Causes can be fun, too," said Pasalo, who launched ...

  • Pangasinan execs axed over black sand

    Pangasinan execs axed over black sand

    Former provincial administrator Rafael Baraan on Monday described as "very harsh and sweeping" the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing him and another official from service for engaging in black sand mining in the Lingayen Gulf.

    Baraan stepped down on Dec. 11 when the Department of the Interior and Local Government enforced the Ombudsman's decision, which found him and Alvin Bigay, provincial housing and urban development officer, guilty of grave misconduct.

    The Ombudsman resolution also stripped Baraan and Bigay of retirement benefits and disqualified them from holding pu ...