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Ex-cop shot dead in gunfight with Pangasinan police

Jun 23, 2020 - 9:03 PM

The suspect fires his pistol at the approaching police team, setting off the exchange

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Pangasinan police office on lockdown after 2 more cops positive for coronavirus

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:54 AM

The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office in Lingayen is disinfected after two more of its cops test positive for COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS TEST. A health worker swabs a frontliner under the provincial government's mass testing program for frontliners, on May 20, 2020. Photo from the Province of Pangasinan official Facebook page

Father and son headed to work arrested for backriding in Pangasinan

Jun 19, 2020 - 9:44 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Wala kaming masakyan papasok, kaya nag-angkas kami. Wala na kaming pambili ng pagkain,' says Pedro Mones, who works at a construction site with his son

Dengue kills 9 in Pangasinan

Jun 12, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The provincial health office finds it 'alarming' that there was an increase in the number of deaths from January 1 to June 1 compared to the same period 2019

COA raises concerns over Pangasinan's improper waste disposal

Jun 07, 2020 - 8:59 PM

The Commission on Audit tells the Pangasinan provincial government that the improper handling of waste from hospitals can lead to potential hazards

From zero coronavirus cases 2 days ago, Dagupan City records 14 on June 1

Jun 01, 2020 - 3:17 PM

All are frontliners who did not show symptoms, says Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim

RISK-BASED TEST. Dagupan City conducts free COVID-19 risk-based testing with RT-PCR and rapid tests for government frontliners and selected persons from high-risk industries. Photo from Twitter account of Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim

In Pangasinan, youth volunteers bike to answer community's healthcare needs

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:45 AM

Using cargo bikes to be on the move, youth volunteers in Pangasinan make it their mission to help provide basic medical services to residents of Barangay Umanday

Dagupan to stay under GCQ as 5 city employees positive for coronavirus

May 31, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim says general community quarantine will still be followed from June 1 to 15

MASS TESTING. Dagupan City conducts risk-based COVID-19 testing for local government frontliners on May 30, 2020. Photo from Dagupan City Public information Office's Facebook page

4 killed by lightning strike in Pangasinan

May 30, 2020 - 12:11 PM

A farmer, a pedestrian, and two girls are struck dead by lightning in 3 separate incidents in Pangasinan

WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES. Four people are killed by lightning in 3 separate incidents in Pangasina. Image from Shutterstock

All Calasiao barangay captains to undergo quarantine after one goes positive

May 29, 2020 - 9:23 PM

The barangay chiefs are tested during a muncipal meeting they attended. One tests positive in the rapid test.

Dagupan City begins risk-based coronavirus testing for 600 frontliners

May 28, 2020 - 2:48 PM

Dagupan City COVID-19 focal person Dr Ophelia Rivera says the testing aims to cover about 600 government frontliners in the city

Dagupan City Mayor Brian C. Lim undergoes interview and swab testing for the Reverse Transcript- Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test.  Photo credits to: Public Information Office - Dagupan City

Motorcycle-riding OFW in Pangasinan killed by wayward delivery truck

May 20, 2020 - 8:40 PM

A ten-wheeler truck crashes and then drags Christian Tolentino to his death

DREAMS CRUSHED. OFW Christian Tolentino dies after a 10-wheeler truck crashes into him while he was on his motorcycle. Photo by Andres Galvan

Permit problems prevent jeeps in Pangasinan from returning right away

May 16, 2020 - 7:27 PM

Jeepney operators must first obtain clearance from every town along its route

JEEPS. A jeepney driver of Trancoville, Baguio City put a donation box inside his jeep, according to Trancoville Punong Barangay William Regacho, its up to the passenger to donate how much they will give. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler


Pangasinan jeepney driver arrested for conveying passengers during lockdown

May 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Rodolfo Cabinta plies the Calasiao-Dagupan City route upon hearing Malacañang's announcement lifting the province's general community quarantine – days before the effectivity date

Pangasinan town police chief axed after joining mayor's birthday celebration

May 16, 2020 - 12:06 AM

The Pangasinan provincial director says that, aside from Santo Tomas police chief Police Captain Peter Raul Sison, all those involved in the birthday celebration are being investigated

RELIEVED. Santo Tomas, Pangasinan police chief Peter Paul Sison is relieved of his duties after joining the town mayor's birthday celebration amid the province's enhanced community quarantine. Screenshot from Facebook video

Pangasinan, La Union report infections after zero new cases for 2 weeks

May 14, 2020 - 1:30 PM

The new cases are reported as the Ilocos Region is scheduled to ease quarantines on May 16

A representative of the United Architects of the Philippines Manila-Metro Chapter and the Rotary Club of Manila Pugad Lawin turns over two swabbing booths, which the two organizations donated to the city government on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Photo from the Dagupan City Public Information Office Facebook page.

Pangasinan mayor’s birthday celebration violates lockdown rules

May 14, 2020 - 7:00 AM

(UPDATED) The son of Mayor Timoteo Villar III of Santo Tomas, Pangasinan, says in the video he posted: 'O, tulog tayong lahat sa kulungan! Dami nating nilabag: curfew, social distancing'

Cops chase funeral hearse in Pangasinan town, find liquor inside coffin

May 05, 2020 - 5:57 PM

Amid coronavirus liquor ban, Binmaley town cops intercept a funeral hearse and find liquor hidden inside a coffin

SEIZED. Binmaley cops intercept a funeral hearse and find liquor hidden inside the coffin. Photo courtesy of the Binmaley police

Lingayen barangay officials arrested for drinking spree

May 04, 2020 - 1:59 PM

Their revelry takes place inside the barangay hall, and the village chief allegedly fired his gun, too

Dagupan City seeks own coronavirus testing center

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:57 PM

The Dagupan City council passes a resolution authorizing Mayor Brian Lim to sign a memorandum of agreement with government– accredited and certified testing facilities

A representative of the United Architects of the Philippines Manila-Metro Chapter and the Rotary Club of Manila Pugad Lawin turns over two swabbing booths, which the two organizations donated to the city government on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Photo from the Dagupan City Public Information Office Facebook page.

'Love never fails': Pangasinan couple exchange wedding vows despite lockdown

Apr 28, 2020 - 11:03 PM

Having a wedding in the time of a pandemic is 'difficult but worth it,' says the groom, Daniel Catchillar

Daniel and Gracely Villafania-Catchillar, both Jehovah’s Witnesses, were wed early morning today in a Kingdom Hall in Barangay Poblacion Norte in Pangasinan. Photo from Lito Capua

Policeman, family arrested for breaching Pangasinan checkpoint

Apr 25, 2020 - 8:48 AM

Corporal Isidro Alcaraz, by virtue of his job, is exempted from quarantine rules, but his wife and elderly parents are not

'Doktor ng Bayan': Dr Fernandez lauded for his undying heart for service

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Dr. Henry Fernandez is remembered for his dedication to help 'each and every Bayambangueño in one way or another through his words and his actions'

Metro Manila, other 'high-risk' Luzon areas to remain on lockdown

Apr 24, 2020 - 8:21 AM

The enhanced community quarantine will last until May 15 for these areas, says Malacañang

Tomas Morato, QC on March 17, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Gov't owned ambulance caught smuggling persons into Pangasinan

Apr 23, 2020 - 11:42 PM

The arrested driver and his companion claim they were instructed by their own Rural Health Unit (RHU) colleagues to pick up the passengers who wanted to enter Pangasinan despite the lockdown

Index crimes in Pangasinan decrease due to coronavirus scare

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:05 AM

These include crimes against persons such as murder, homicide, physical injury, and rape, as well as crimes against property, including robbery, theft, carjacking, and cattle rustling

2 women arrested for bribing cops to let them enter Pangasinan

Apr 16, 2020 - 12:39 AM

Police Major Resty Ventenilla, Sison chief of police, says that the suspects who came from La Union, were not allowed to enter the province while the extended extreme enhanced community quarantine is in place

Eight-month-old baby suspected to have coronavirus dies in Dagupan

Apr 15, 2020 - 9:50 PM

The Dagupan City public information office says that the infant passed away a day after she was admitted to a private hospital

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2 barangay councilors arrested for smuggling townmates into Pangasinan

Apr 15, 2020 - 12:56 AM

The individuals want to return to their hometown after losing their jobs in Metro Manila

Pangasinan extends extreme enhanced community quarantine until April 21

Apr 14, 2020 - 3:52 PM

Pangasinan has 33 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 9 deaths, as of April 13, 2020

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock

Pangasinan make-up artist pledges free bridal make-up service for coronavirus frontliners

Apr 09, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Froilan Cortez, 26, says he wants to show his appreciation to the frontliners’ sacrifices

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Dagupan City records first coronavirus death

Apr 05, 2020 - 11:27 PM

An 80-year-old man dies in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, before knowing his test results

Photo from Dagupan City website

Girl, 7, dies of coronavirus disease in Pangasinan town

Apr 01, 2020 - 8:27 PM

Provincial health authorities confirm that the child had COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, 5 days after she died

Pangasinan's female artists hold online fundraising exhibit for medical workers

Mar 30, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Proceeds from the Sarag Mi 2020: An Online Group Exhibit will be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the medical front line workers of Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC)

Pangasinan coronavirus cases climb to 15

Mar 30, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Provincial health officer Dr. Anna de Guzman says that medical certificates are now required for anyone who wants to enter the provincial border, in addition to the quarantine pass

Pangasinan coronavirus cases rise to 12

Mar 28, 2020 - 9:19 PM

The latest casualty is the wife of the province's first coronavirus case

Infanta town in Pangasinan confirms first coronavirus case

Mar 28, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Infanta town's first COVID-19 case is a 75-year-old man who did not travel to places with coronavirus cases

INFANTA, PANGASINAN. The arch leading to the municipality of Infanta in Pangasinan. Photo by Ramon FVelasquez/Wikimedia Commons

Man who hid being PUI among new COVID-19 cases in Pangasinan

Mar 28, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The province of about 3 million people now has a total of 8 confirmed cases. The man's home village, Barangay Salomague Sur in Bugallon town, is on lockdown.

Pangasinan records 5th coronavirus case

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) Former provincial board member, Raul Sison, dies of cardiac arrest on Thursday, March 26, while waiting for the result of his coronavirus test

PUI waiting for coronavirus test results dies in Dagupan

Mar 25, 2020 - 11:57 PM

The patient was a department head of the Lingayen municipal government

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock

Pangasinan records 3 more coronavirus cases

Mar 23, 2020 - 9:26 PM

One of the confirmed cases died in Dagupan City on March 18, 5 days before his test result came out

Pangasinan records first coronavirus case

Mar 20, 2020 - 9:39 PM

The patient, a resident of Bayambang town, dies in the Lung Center of the Philippines hours before the release of the specimen test

Balikbayan under investigation for coronavirus dies in Pangasinan

Mar 19, 2020 - 5:34 PM

The 68-year-old woman, who was visiting from the US, dies before getting her coronavirus test results

Dagupan put under state of calamity

Mar 17, 2020 - 8:11 PM

The Dagupan City council also plans to impose a curfew

Photo from Dagupan City website

PH Navy continues searching for 7 missing fishermen in Pangasinan

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:28 PM

Reports reaching the Naval Forces Northern Luzon say that the fishermen onboard FB Narem 2 have been missing since January 14

Naval Forces NL conduct search and rescue operation for 7 missing fishermen in Pangasinan. Photo courtesy of Naval Forces Northern Luzon

PNP nabs suspect in ambush of ex-Pangasinan police chief

Jan 13, 2020 - 4:33 PM

Police have also accounted for a person of interest who can help investigators

SHOT DEAD. The Ford Ranger of retired general Marlou Chan after the ambush. PNP photo.

TPLEX extension opened for the holidays

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The 4-kilometer Sison-Rosario section, which runs parallel to the existing highway, can shave another 30 minutes of travel from Metro Manila to Baguio City

Pangasinan State University officials face probe for not posting bid award notices

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The Commission on Audit recommends that the Ombudsman investigate school officials for not complying with the law when they purchased office supplies worth P2.144 million

Killers of transgender woman in Pangasinan surrender to police

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The two suspects in the killing of Jessa Remiendo, one of them a minor, surrender to the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office

KILLED. Jessa Remiendo is found dead and bloodied by the beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Sourced photo

Transgender woman hacked to death in Pangasinan

Sep 17, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Jessa Remiendo is known as one of the kindest trans women in Pangasinan. She was found dead on Patar Beach in Bolinao.

KILLED. Jessa Remiendo is found dead and bloodied by the beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Sourced photo