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2,335 families in Pangasinan evacuated due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:40 PM

About 9,507 individuals are temporarily seeking shelter in 104 evacuation centers across the province

6 Pangasinan police chiefs fired, demoted to checkpoint officers

Aug 09, 2018 - 5:03 PM

They fail to pass the mark in their monthly evaluation

TOP COPS DROPPED. Ilocos Region top cop Romulo Sapitula fares more local police chiefs. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Former Dagupan mayor Al Fernandez dies

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Alipio 'Al' Fernandez Jr was most at ease governing on the streets, meeting with fish vendors at the market, and discussing poetry with writers at Dagupeña Restaurant

FORMER DAGUPAN CHIEF. Former Daguan mayor Alipio Fernandez dies at age 75. Photo from JCI Senate Philippines

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Pangasinan, Tarlac on July 21

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Use the hashtag #FloodPH to report flooded areas or post related updates on agos.rappler.com

Dagupan City under state of calamity

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The situation in the entire province of Pangasinan is being monitored as heavy rains continue

STATE OF CALAMITY. City officials of Dagupan meet on July 21, 2018, after the city was put under state of calamity following heavy rains. Photo from Mayor Belen Fernandez' Facebook Page

Ilocos Region ready to be alternative to Boracay

May 04, 2018 - 10:43 AM

More tourists are expected to come to Ilocos Sur and Norte because of the 'resting' of Boracay

Ilocos as alternative to Boracay. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

SM City Urdaneta Central opens in Pangasinan on May 4

May 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

It is SM Prime's second mall in Pangasinan, and the second of 5 provincial malls that the real estate firm is opening in 2018

 Image from SM Prime

Victory Liner to launch Clark-Subic, Clark-Dagupan P2P routes

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The bus company will use the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) for the new routes

Malacañang: New cases to be filed vs Aquino officials over MRT3 mess

Mar 08, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says two whistleblowers have given him documents to prove corruption by the so-called 'Pangasinan Group'

Iskedyul ng mga seminar ng KWF, Pebrero hanggang Setyembre 2018

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:22 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Narito ang mga iskedyul ng pambansang seminar sa pagtuturo ng panitikang gender-based, pambansang reoryentasyon sa panitikan, at pambansang kumperensiya sa wika at Panitikang Pangasinan ngayong 2018

TPLEX now extended to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The new 10.10-kilometer segment is expected to cut the Tarlac-Pozorrubio travel time from 2 hours and 30 minutes to just 45 minutes

TPLEX Binalonan to Pozorrubio in Pangasinan opens December 6

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The new segment will cut travel time from Tarlac to Pozorrubio from 2 hours and 30 minutes to 45 minutes

'Sorry' Duterte sends off Vietnamese fishermen shot at by PH Navy

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that the shooting incident that killed two Vietnamese fishermen won't destroy the friendship between Vietnam and the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his well wishes to one of the Vietnamese fishermen who were sent off during a ceremony at the Sual Wharf and Causeway in Sual, Pangasinan on November 29, 2017. The five Vietnamese fishermen, who were held under the custody of the Philippine government after they were caught poaching in the waters of Bolinao, Pampanga, were given provisions of jackets, hygiene kits, and food items. Also in the photo are Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona and Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines Ly Quoc Tuan. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Jump into 'Death Pool' at Cabongaoan Beach in Pangasinan

Oct 14, 2017 - 4:12 PM

From a sleepy town to a thrill-seeker’s destination, Cabongaoan Beach and its Death Pool have been grabbing tourists' attention

2 Vietnamese fishermen killed in West PH Sea incident

Sep 24, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(4th UPDATE) 5 other Vietnamese fishermen are arrested off the coast of Bolinao, Pangasinan

ILLEGAL FISHING? Two Vietnamese fisherman were killed while 5 others were arrested on Saturday, September 23, some 60 nautical miles off the coast of Bolinao, Pangasinan.

SC orders release of detainees still not charged after required period

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The Supreme Court ruling covers jailed persons whose cases have lapsed preliminary investigations, or whose cases are under automatic review by the Department of Justice

Supreme Court of the Philippines on Padre Faura in Manila

Audra Mari on her Filipino roots and American politics

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Audra whose grandfather is from Pangasinan shares some family history and how she handles criticism in a post truth world

#SharePH: Life in different parts of the Philippines

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:26 AM

People of Zambales prefer to sleep by the shore because their cottages are for rent They would sacrifice comfortable sleep to earn money and accommodate more tourists

Leticia Ramos-Shahani: The woman who competed with the best

Mar 20, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Letty made a name for herself in diplomacy and politics and championed culture and women s rights

Ronnie Dayan arrested in Pangasinan

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:08 AM

UPDATED Dayan is accused of collecting money from drug personalities at the New Bilibid Prison in behalf of De Lima

Ronnie Dayan, the former driver and bodyguard of Senator Leila de Lima during press conference on Tuesday, at the House of Representative after the PNP turnover the costudy of Dayan to Congress. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Pangasinan mayor charged with graft over illegal rental deal

Jan 10, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Prosecutors say Anda Mayor Aldrin Cerdan willfully unlawfully and criminally rented out the town s equipment to JASA Builders and gave the company unwarranted benefits advantage and preference

Pangasinan's Espino starts serving Sandiganbayan graft suspension

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Espino is slapped with a 90 day suspension order by the anti graft court for allowing illegal black sand mining in his province when he was still governor

Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bishop to Marcoses: Don't use a corpse for ambitions

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:32 PM

The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos needs prayers not honors says Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a prayer rally in Dagupan City

Journalist survives ambush in Pangasinan

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:27 AM

UPDATED The attack is the second on a journalist this year says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

Espino 'humbled' by Duterte's apology

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Despite being falsely accused by President Rodrigo Duterte Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr says he will continue supporting the war on drugs

Espino on suspension: Only 'preventive', not final

Sep 10, 2016 - 10:05 AM

Pangasinan congressman Amado Espino Jr says he will go through the judicial process even if the charges he says are pure fabrications and politically motivated

POLITICS? Pangasinan congressman Amado Espino Jr says the charges against him are 'pure fabrications and politically motivated.' File photo from Espino's Facebook page

Newsbreak Reads: Drug user? No, Oman was a good son

Sep 09, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Wrong place wrong time This is the story of Oman Manaois killed by unidentified gunmen and his relatives say wrongly tagged as a drug user

The Drug War: Danica, My Danica

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Danica Mae Garcia was five when she was killed in the crossfire after riding in tandem assassins shot her grandfather inside their Dagupan home She is perhaps the youngest victim of the extrajudicial killings that have come together with the bloody war on drugs

War on drugs: Slain 5-year-old buried in Dagupan City

Aug 31, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Five year old Danica Mae Garcia perhaps the youngest casualty of the recent spate of extrajudicial killings is buried on Wednesday in Dagupan City

WAKE. The Garcia family weeps at the wake of Danica Mae in their Sityp Kamanggaan, Mayombo home. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

Pangasinan's Espino meets with Duterte, granted probe into drug matrix

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr says he is willing and ready to face all accusers and evidence that would be presented against him

CONTROVERSIAL. Former Pangasinan governor and incumbent Representative Amado Espino Jr. Screen shot of Rappler.

Collateral damage: 5-yr-old girl latest fatality in war on drugs

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:11 PM

The target is Danica Mae Garcia s grandfather who had surrendered to authorities 4 days before the attack on his home

PANGASINAN. Gemma Garcia watches over her granddaughter, Danica Garcia, who got killed by a stray bullet. All photos by Ahikam Pasion

Rowena Tiamson: Graduating honor student, choir member – not a drug pusher

Aug 13, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Family and friends insist that what was indicated on the cardboard found with the body of the 22 year old graduating student was a lie

Drug user? No, Oman was a good son

Jul 30, 2016 - 9:43 AM

UPDATED According to a coroner s report the body of the 20 year old student Roman Oman Manaois had no trace of illegal substance

2 alleged Pangasinan drug dealers killed in ‘shootout’ with cops

Jul 04, 2016 - 5:06 PM

The Dagupan police warn suspected drug dealers that it s not enough for them to sign surrender papers

PH rice farmers use SMS service to improve yield

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The top queries that the service receives are on seed quality and varietal information pest management seed availability and nutrient management

Incumbent clans dominate northern Luzon polls

May 14, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Dynasties sweep the polls in 5 provinces north of Manila: Isabela Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur La Union and Pangasinan

Teary-eyed Poe in Pangasinan: Elect a Pangasinense president

May 07, 2016 - 7:29 PM

On the last day of campaign Grace Poe spends time in vote rich Pangasinan

PANGASINENSE PRESIDENT. In her last provincial Grand Rally, Grace Poe urges the Pangasinan electorate to elect another Pangasinense president. Photo by Rick Nicolas

Pangasinan holds first-ever night job fair

May 03, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Around 3 000 job vacancies from 5 overseas and 16 local companies are made available during the night job fair on May 1

HOPEFUL. Applicants examine employment opportunities at the Pangasinan Night Job Fair. Image courtesy Jerico Samson

Duterte, Robredo win in PSU Lingayen mock polls

Apr 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gets 35 52 of the university voters while Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo gets 30 78

In 3rd debate, Binay wooed core voters, not the undecided – analysts

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay seems more comfortable in the debate in Pangasinan but is this enough to sway undecided voters?

UNA STANDARD-BEARER. How did Vice President Jejomar Binay fare during the 3rd presidential debate on April 24. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Grace Poe's debate performance 'good' but 'still lacking' – analysts

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The presidential candidate s statements during the 3rd presidential debate in Pangasinan hardly give new information about her or her platforms

LAST DEBATE. An Analyst says presidential bet Grace Poe performed well in the 3rd presidential debate but something was still lacking in her answers to issues. Photo by Jay Morales

Miriam's last debate will win her ‘principled’ votes – analyst

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago is lauded for giving well founded answers in the issue of the Philippines territorial dispute with China

3rd presidential debate a 'teleserye' for voters

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Some voters wish the presidential bets were more straightforward with their answers

Duterte in 3rd presidential debate: More serious, cautious

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:11 PM

The Davao City mayor remains consistent in his messaging offering leadership without details and his authenticity

IRON FIST. Rodrigo Duterte arrives in the venue of the 3rd presidential debate on April 24, 2016. Photo by Rappler

Batman fail, wrong Reyes, and other #PiliPinasDebates2016 memes

Apr 25, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Rely on Filipino netizens to beat the political heat and refresh our social media feeds with some humor

Despite pauses in debate, Miriam still 'strong' bet among youth

Apr 25, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Youth voters from Laguna admire Miriam Defensor Santiago s performance during the final presidential debate

Presidential debate, SWS survey, Hillary Clinton | 12PM wRap

Apr 25, 2016 - 12:31 PM

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WATCH: Presidential bets square off at 3rd and final debate

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:51 AM

How did the candidates fare in the final round?

More political ads in 3rd presidential debate of ABS-CBN

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM

But all TV ads – including campaign ads – take only 22 6 of the 3 1 2 hour debate broadcast

FINAL SHOWDOWN. The 5 presidentiables onstage in the last debate in Dagupan City on Sunday, April 25. Photo by the Manila Bulletin

Virtual battlefield: How bets fared in final debate

Apr 25, 2016 - 1:12 AM

UPDATED Even before the final presidential debate in Dagupan on April 24 the war was already in full swing Let s take a look