MUNICIPALITY OF MANGALDAN - PICTURES AND NEWS CAPTIONS 2012.
1. The officers of the Mangaldan Municipal Government Employees Association, Inc. (MMGEAI) led by its president, Ms. Milagros J. Padilla (right) pose with Mayor Herminio A. Romero after they were inducted to office by the latter on September 3 during the flag raising ceremony in front of the municipal hall.
2. Mayor Herminio A. Romero receives deed of donation of fifty (50) sacks of rice (piled at the background) from the Land Bank of the Philippines, Dagupan Branch thru Mr. Nomerlito Juatchon, Assistant Vice President and Ms. Kathleen Fernandez, Department Manager III. Also in photo are: (from right) Mr. Romulo Siapno, Marketing Assistant; Ms. Soledad Rosario, Cooperative Officer; Ms. Victoria Sotto, Population Officer; Dr. Ophelia Rivera, MHO and Ms. Rowena de Guzman, MSWO.
COASTAL CLEAN UP DRIVE IN LINE WITH THE CELEBRATION OF THE 27TH INTERNATIONAL CLEAN UP DAY
Coastal Clean Up Drive in line with the Celebration of the 27th International Clean Up Day. Elements of Mangaldan MPS headed by PSUPT MATEO C CASUPANG, Chief of Police, together with LGU Mangaldan, San Fabian PNP, DELTACOM Mangaldan Chapter, Prycegas Employees, Barangay Officials/BSPOS led by Brgy Capt Ariel Abaoag of Brgy Tiblong, San Fabian, Pang participated in the Coastal Clean Up Drive activity on 150630H September 2012 from the Coastal Areas/Shoreline of Brgy Tiblong to Brgy Rabon, San Fabian this Province.... Read more
MEDICAL-DENTAL MISSION FOR MANGALDAN EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES
MANGALDAN –The medical-dental mission here sponsored by Congresswoman Gina de Venecia, Dr. Eugene de Leon, the Generika Pharmacy and LGU Mangaldan on September 7, 2012 was a tremendous success.
This is another activity slated in conjunction with the month-long celebration of 112th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in this municipality.
A total of 530 employees and their family members were served in the said medical-dental mission, most of them bringing home ample medicines and vitamins courtesy of the sponsors.
De Venecia who was out-of-town that time was represented by her staff; while Dr. de Leon, owner-administrator of the Medical Centrum was in attendance and even personally attended to patients.
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9TH ANNUAL SEEDLINGS DISTRIBUTION AND TREE PLANTING... A LEGACY FOR MAYOR HERO By: DINO R. ZABALA
MANGALDAN, Pangasinan. In an effort to sustain his programs in the protection of the environment, clean and green and increase the production of a variety of fruits for the future, Mayor Herminio 'HERO' A. Romero for the 9th consecutive year, distributed anew on Friday morning, a total of 5,000 fruit bearing and forest trees seedlings to 25 recipient public elementary schools within the municipality.
Dubbed as "Handog sa Kaarawan Ng Ating Pinakamamahal Na Mayor," the particular activity has always been a part of the mayor's way of celebrating his birthday, relative to his advocacy and staunch support to the protection of the environment and counter to global warming.
Before the distribution, a simple program was held in front of the new municipal building, where a number of selected pupils from different schools showed their prowess in either singing or dancing.
In delivering his message during the program proper, Romero explained the importance of the sustained program in planting trees in order to protect the environment and that helps lessen pollution.
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CYNTHIA VILLAR & CONRADO ESTRELLA III,GUESTS IN MANGALDAN CS MONTH CELEBRATION
MANGALDAN – Former representatives Cynthia Villar of the lone district of Las Pińas City and Conrado Estrella, III of the 6th district of Pangasinan joined the municipal officials and employees here in the celebration of the 112th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service.
Villar and Estrella landed at the grounds of Mangaldan National High School via a private chopper where they were met by Mayor Herminio A. Romero. .
After attending to their well-wishers in MNHS, the two guests immediately proceeded to the municipal hall where they were warmly welcomed by municipal officials, employees, principals, presidents of senior citizens associations and presidents of farmer associations from various barangays
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PNP MANGALDAN RECEIVES NUMEROUS AWARDS
MANGALDAN- With its cooperative efforts in safeguarding the peace and order in the municipality and their commitment to professionalism and dedication to their duty, the Mangaldan Police Station has been adjudged as the Best Police Community Relations (PCR) Implementor in the Province of Pangasinan for CY 2012.
A Plaque of Recognition was received by P/Supt. Mateo C. Casupang together with PSI Rizalino B. Suarez and SPO1 Sally R. Fernandez during the 46th National Police Commission Anniversary Celebration last September 12, 2012 at the Multi-Purpose Hall, National Police Commission Regional Office 1, Government Center, Sevilla Norte, San Fernando City, La Union.
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LGU MANGALDAN LINES UP ACTIVITIES FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE MONTH CELEBRATION
MANGALDAN- The municipal officials and employees of the Municipality of Mangaldan jointly opened the month-long celebration of the 112th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service on Monday (September 3).
With this year’s theme, “Kawani: Ikaw ay Isang Lingkod Bayani,” the celebration kicked off with a flag-raising ceremony at the façade of the Mangaldan Municipal Hall followed by an opening program.
THE MOBILE COMPUTER SCHOOL FOR 4TH DISTRICT OF PANGASINAN
MANGALDAN. Technology is now part of everyday activities around the globe. Cellular phone is another means of wireless communication, computers are used to automate or transmit data through internet , and many other contributions of modern technologies.
The Mobile Computer School was sponsored by Hon. Congresswoman Georgina “Manay Gina” de Venecia for the 4th District of Pangasinan. Said mobile computer school aims to educate or to train with computer literacy especially those residents from remote barangays including those out-of school youth who cannot avail in going to any computer schools, and other productive purposes in line with computer technology.
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THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT and THE GOOGLE MAP MAKER TEAM CONDUCTED A GOOGLE MapUp SEMINAR ON MANGALDAN
Mangaldan. In coordination with the Municipal Government of Mangaldan, the Office of the Governor of Pangasinan and the Google Mapmaker Team conducted a MapUp Seminar. Attendees were from the municipality composed of several department heads, employees, representative from Mangaldan Water District and from the Academe Sector.
Mrs. Julieta C. Petonio, MPDC/Administrator-Designate, welcomed the participants from the Local Government Unit of Mangaldan and resource speakers from the Office of the Provincial Governor.
Mr. JR Padilla, Project Coordinator from the Office of the Governor /Operations Manager and Creative Director, 1DigitechPhilippines and Mr. Allan Paolo Medrano, Google Mapmaker Regional Expert Reviewer were the Resource Speakers of said seminar.
MANGALDAN, PANGASINAN. The local government unit of Mangaldan acquired one (1) unit Foton Ambulance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes (PCSO) on August 24, 2012.
On August 3, 2012, Romero received a letter from PCSO informing him that his request for a new ambulance for the municipality has been approved under 60-40% cost sharing scheme per Board Resolution No. A-0123.
Romero appealed to PCSO management for the usual 100% free scheme but was advised that only 4th, 5th and 6th class municipalities could avail of the original scheme. Hence, Mangaldan being a 1st class municipality is under the 60-40% cost sharing scheme.
MUNICIPALITY OF MANGALDAN - PICTURES AND NEWS CAPTIONS
1. A participant receives his Certificate of Participation from Mayor Herminio Romero during the Closing Program of a one-day Seminar on Radio Communications Usage and Maintenance. On the table are hand-held transceivers (radios) which were distributed to PNP, MTRG and LGU-Mangaldan personnel for easy and high-speed communication among the agencies mentioned.
2. Punong Barangay Rodolfo Elcano, Jr. of Guilig with his barangay officials hands over to Mrs. Rosemarie R. Presto the check constituting the full payment of lot where the new barangay hall is now located. LGU-Mangaldan thru Mayor Herminio A. Romero (3rd from left) has approved financial assistance to said barangay in order for its officials to pay the amount overdue for years.
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Demonstrating how to use the hyposol to impure drinking water to Guiguilonen folks residing in flooded areas
First photo shows Ms. Zita Lapore, Sanitary Inspector II, demonstrating how to use the hyposol to impure drinking water to Guiguilonen folks residing in flooded areas of the barangay; Center photo shows Dr. Ophelia Rivera giving lecture to Guiguilonen constituents on what to do during rainy days and flooding in order to avoid flood-related diarrhea and other diseases; while right photo displays some Jerry cans and bottles of hyposol to be distributed to Guiguilonen folks; also in the photo are MHO personnel headed by Dr. Rivera (3rd from left) and some barangay workers.... Read more
Tour of Cebu: Team Mangaldan takes 2nd spot
Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.
RACING against all odds, the Team Mangaldan of Mayor Herminio Romero survived the grueling five-day Tour of Cebu bikathon and finished behind champion National Team, pocketing the P50,000 second prize and the Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia trophy.
The province’s well-known five-man original quad of Mangaldan-based Pitaki Boyz, coached by Jazy Garcia, maintained its third position in the first three days of the race and successfully managed to capture the second position after the four of five stages through the effort of 2003 Tour Pilipinas king Arnel Quirimit who won the 216 kilometers longest stage in a convincing solo-finish fashion.
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REHABILITATION OF SLAUGHTERHOUSE BLDG. –PHASE II
ON-GOING CONSTRUCTION OF STOCK YARD/PIG PEN
LOCATION: MANGALDAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE, MANGALDAN, PANGASINAN
BUDGET APPROPRIATION: P1.0 M
SOURCE OF FUND: PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE FUND - DILG
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MANGALDAN - LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FUND (LGSF)
Fabrication of SIDEWALK Canopy PHASE - II
Southern Portion, Public Market Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Start of Project
March 23, 2012
Target Date of Completion
May 21, 2012
Source of Fund
Local Governments Support Fund (LGSF) P 1M
LGU Mangaldan Counterpart P249,740.84
MANGALDAN, PANGASINAN – MANAY GINA DE VENECIA, Representative of the 4th District of Pangasinan turned-over here at least 18,000 seedlings like mahogany, fire tree, golden shower, caballero, etc. in line with her beautification and greening program.
The nature-lover and environment-protector Congresswoman was represented by former speaker Jose C. de Venecia during the National Greening Program Launching Ceremony and Turn-Over of Seedlings held at the municipal grounds of this municipality on July 29.
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The Corn and Livestock Integrated Farming System Seminar / Engr. Alicia Bang-oa, Outcome Manager of DILG Provincial Office / Caltrate Plus sponsored employees' bone screening / Balikbayan-callers from Hongkong, members of the Kabaleyan, Kapamilya, Kakaaro, pose for posterity with Mayor Hermie Romero
The participants to the Corn and Livestock Integrated Farming System Seminar coming from the 4th District of Pangasinan are all ears to the welcome message of Mayor Herminio Romero.
Engr. Alicia Bang-oa, Outcome Manager of DILG Provincial Office, is all smiles as she receives a Plaque of Appreciation - a token from LGU-Mangaldan, for speaking on the theme “Transparency” on July 9. Mayor Hermie Romero who hands over the plaque is joined by (from left) Mr. Romy Idia, Budget Officer and OIC-HRMO, Councilors Manny Cabrera, Leo Fabia, Joel Meneses, Mrs. Vener Gutierrez, OIC-Accountant, Councilors Teresa Abalos and Judith Gubatan.... Read more
Former Speaker turns-over one (1) unit of motorcycle to Mangaldan PNP
In behalf of Congresswoman Georgina "Manay Gina" de Venecia, former speaker Joe de Venecia turns-over one (1) unit of motorcycle to P/Supt. Mateo Casupang, Chief of Police of Mangaldan PNP (wearing police cap). Cong. Manay Gina conceived this project for peace-keeping purposes especially in resolving crimes caused by riding-in-tandem lawless elements. Joining the photo-op are the Municipal Officials of Mangaldan led by Mayor Herminio A. Romero and Vice Mayor Bernardo "Berex" C. Abalos. Read more
Former speaker Joe de Venecia leads the inking of a manifesto for environmental protection - National Greening Program launching ceremony and turn-over of seedlings
Mayor Herminio Romero and Vice Mayor Bernardo Abalos welcoming and thanking the audience respectively to the National Greening Program launching ceremony and turn-over of seedlings; while right photo shows former speaker Jose de Venecia delivering his message on behalf of Congresswoman Manay Gina de Venecia.
Below picture: Former speaker Joe de Venecia (2nd from left) leads the inking of a manifesto for environmental protection. Other signatories include (from left) Mayor Hermie Romero, Mrs. Leduina Co of PENRO and Vice Mayor Bernardo Abalos. Witnessing the manifesto signing are punong barangays of Mangaldan lead by LIGA president Ritchie Abalos (3rd from right).... Read more
Mayor Herminio Romero congratulating the DELTACOM “3700” Scion Base Mangaldan Chapter
Mayor Herminio Romero congratulating the DELTACOM “3700” Scion Base Mangaldan Chapter thru Mr. Floyd Jardeleza, national treasurer of DELTACOM Philippines Inc. for being awarded the Best Non-Government Organization (NGO) for CY 2012 in the province of Pangasinan relative to the 111th Police Service Anniversary; while right photo shows the Mayor awarding a plaque of recognition given by the municipality to the same group for their active involvement in the maintenance of peace and order in the town. The recognition was made possible thru a Sangguniang Bayan Resolution as recommended by P/Supt. Mateo Casupang, Chief of Police of Mangaldan PNP to the municipal officials.... Read more
LGU-MANGALDAN bags -
Local Governance Award
The local government unit of Mangaldan was among the 26 Pangasinan LGUs that bagged the local governance award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
As an incentive, the LGU thru Mayor Herminio A. Romero received Php 1-Million worth of Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) handed by no less than DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, assisted by Governor Amado Espino, Jr. during the “Tapatan on Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation” held in San Fernando City, La Union on July 10, 2012.
The granting of PCF subsidy has been established by DILG as an incentive to LGUs that were conferred Seal of Good Housekeeping for CY 2011. This will help LGUs implement their local development projects aligned with the national government strategic thrusts and goals.
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"HATAW NA" - MANGALDAN MUNICIPAL GOV'T EMPLOYEES CONDUCT PHYSICAL EXERCISE LED BY THE AUGUST MONTH SPONSOR - THE MUNICIPAL HEALTH OFFICE
The Municipal Health Office is the sponsor for the month of August 2012. One of their activities is to conduct the "Mga Empleyado... Hataw Na! Tayo ng Mag-ehersisyo". A program which encourages every employee in the municipality of Mangaldan to give a short period of their time in engaging physical activities in the form of dance exercises.
This program entitles all employees of the municipality to render workouts for their physical health improvement. The hataw na program was conducted yesterday August 9, 2012 at the Municipal Conference Hall of Mangaldan. Dr. Ophelia T. Rivera, Municipal Health Officer led the above said program. (ecb)... Read more
MEETING ON SINOCALAN - DAGUPAN RIVER SYSTEM - WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AREA (SDRS -WQMA)
Mangaldan - The DENR spearheads a meeting on Sinocalan - Dagupan River System - Water Quality Management Area (SDRS - WQMA) today August 9, 2012 at the Mangaldan Municipal Conference Hall. The meeting is attended by representatives from different municipalities,government line agencies, EMB Regional Director Joel G. Salvador, PENRO Leduina S. Co. Mayor Herminio A. Romero welcomed the participants. ... Read more
MANGALDAN CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY
MANGALDAN- The Municipality of Mangaldan joined the nation last June 29 in celebrating Arbor Day with a synchronized tree planting activity along major
roads and highways.
Local government offices, national government offices, barangays and various other sectors joined in the said celebration, where they planted assorted fruit and
forest tree seedlings in their assigned areas along the major roads and highways.... Read more
BSP LECTURES ON NEW GENERATION CURRENCY
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in cooperation with the Local Government Unit of Mangaldan conducted information dissemination on the New
Generation Currency (NGC) last June 6 at the Municipal Conference Room.
The product presentation was presented by Ms. Anna Liza Q. Catan, head of the Economic and Financial Learning Center of BSP Dagupan.
A short video presentation, briefing and handing of brochures and posters were done as part of the BSP campaign to inform the people on the new set
of money currently circulating in the country. ... Read more
MANGALDAN CONDUCTS CLEANUP DRIVE
MANGALDAN- Mayor Herminio A. Romero, Sangguniang Bayan members and Brgy. Council of Poblacion led national and local government agencies
in a cleanup drive activity along various streets of Brgy. Poblacion last June 6.
Romero said the cleanup drive, which is done annually, shows the spirit of volunteerism by the enthusiastic participation of those who joined the cleanup.... Read more
ABALOS FATHER AND SON DISTRIBUTE ANTI-DENGUE KITS TO BARANGAYS/SCHOOLS By: Dino R. Zabala
MANGALDAN, Pangasinan. In an effort to fight the spread of the dreaded dengue illness within the communities of this progressive town, Vice-Mayor Bernardo ‘Berex’ C. Abalos and Municipal Liga ng mga Barangay President and Councilor Ritchie G. Abalos, in a project dubbed as Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue (ABKD), distributed for free at least 1,500 mug-like mosquito traps to barangays in particular with those that have existing public elementary and high schools.
Before the distribution to the punong barangays and school heads, a short instructional method on the use of the said proven-effective mosquito OL (Ovicidal and Larvaecidal) trap was explained by Roberto Garcia, the inventor-manufacturer of the said gadget consisting a kit that includes a hard-plastic canister, lawanit sticks and chemicals that eradicates the eggs hatched by the dengue-carrying mosquito Aedes Aegypti.
Vice Mayor Bernardo C. Abalos emphasizes the benefits and importance of the anti-dengue kits he and his son, Ritchie, donated.
Public school officials headed by Dr. Cleofe C. Nabua(4th from right) receive from Liga president Ritchie DG. Abalos (3rd from right) and Mayor Herminio A. Romero part of the 50 pieces mosquito trap intended for their schools in Mangaldan District II.
PROVINCE DISTRIBUTES WATER PUMPS AND GRASS CUTTERS
MANGALDAN - The 30 Barangays here thru their chieftains have each received one unit of water pump and one unit of grass cutter complete with accessories from the provincial government on June 26.
The distribution was led by Vice Governor Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. and Liga ng mga Barangay president and Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Amadeo T. Espino as Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. is on official trip to the U.S.
The two provincial officials were joined by the municipal officials here led by Mayor Herminio A. Romero, Vice Mayor Bernardo C. Abalos and Liga ng mga Barangay president Ritchie DG. Abalos.
The provincial officials led by Vice Governor Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. and Liga ng mga Barangay president and Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Amadeo T. Espino, together with the municipal officials led by Mayor Herminio A. Romero and Vice Mayor Bernardo C. Abalos, and with the 30 punong barangays headed by Liga ng mga Barangay president Ritchie DG. Abalos pose for posterity during the distribution of 30 units of water pumps and 30 units of grass cutters complete with accessories to the 30 barangays of Mangaldan on June 26 at the MYDC. (rrh)
This project of the provincial government is in consonance with the provincial thrusts of boosting agricultural productivity and making all barangays in the province clean, green and orderly. The provincial government is set to provide the same tools to all 1,333 barangays in Pangasinan.
In his message on behalf of the governor, Vice-Gov. Calimlim revealed that more projects for each of the 30 barangays are up in the next few months, even as he said, “Mahalaga kayo at ang inyong pamilya sa amin.” (You and your family are important / precious to us.)
“Let us just wait a while as the governor plans to distribute air-conditioning units and other furniture for your barangay halls,” Calimlim added.
Mayor Romero and Vice Mayor Abalos in their speeches thanked the provincial officials for continuously helping and taking care of their town’s needs.
It could be noted that this municipality has received a total of Php 2 Million pesos worth of infrastructure projects for winning the PAKAR Awards sponsored by the provincial government as the municipality with the cleanest river and riverbanks in Pangasinan in 2009 and 2010.
This town was also declared champion and grand slammer in this year’s challenge for the same title in the PAKAR Awards. (rrh)
PNP-MANGALDAN, “BEST MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION” IN REGION I
MANGALDAN. The Police Station of Mangaldan under the headship of Police Superintendent Mateo C. Casupang was adjudged the Best Municipal Police Station (Unit Award Category) in Region 1 for CY 2012. The PRO1 established the search to commemorate the 111th Police Service Anniversary of the PNP personnel.
The Police Regional Office 1 Sub-Committee for the Selection of Awardees based the selection process through the following parameters: overall administrative, operational and other significant accomplishments covering the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011, where Mangaldan Police Station excelled besting other Municipal Police Stations in the entire Region 1.
Casupang in an interview speaks out his gratitude to the Mangaldan local chief executive, Mayor Herminio Romero, Vice Mayor Bernardo Abalos, Coun. Alfredo Soriano and all Sangguniang Bayan Members for generously supporting his programs for the local PNP.
“Mayor Romero’s assistance to the agency has helped us a lot in pursuing all our goals and objectives, thus we have achieved this distinction,” says the self-effacing chief of police.
Casupang and his men hope to win the Best Municipal Police Station in the National Level, as their station is subsequently endorsed to the PNP National Headquarters by the Regional Director, PRO1 for the final screening in the national category. (rrh)
COA CONCLUDES INVESTIGATION ON PAYROLL SCAM P7.9M of unliquidated cash balance unearthed by Dino Zabala
MANGALDAN, Pangasinan. AT LEAST, a total of P7,937,858.14 of unliquidated cash balance had been unearthed by the Commission on Audit (COA) in its investigation in relation to the payroll scam that rocked this progressive municipality for the past four weeks.
“Our Legal Counsels have already filed the complaint before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office in San Fernando City, La Union, and have asked them for their (CSC) immediate investigation and appropriate action. The basis of our complaint is the audit report and investigation conducted by the COA, together with their observations,” the mayor confirmed.
During the press conference, Romero also identified the names and positions of those involved in the payroll rip-off as Susana P. Bauzon, Municipal Treasurer; Marilyn D. Gonzales, Assistant Treasurer; Evelyn L. Bernabe, Municipal Accountant and Helen A. Aquino, Chief Administrative Officer-HRMO.
According to the mayor, the four individuals implicated in the hullaballoo have already effected their respective voluntary leave of absence from their responsibilities for 20 days since last week, with Bernabe filing her leave earlier than the three others. Their 20-day leave will constitute a month long with Saturdays and Sundays included.
As of press time, appropriate complaint with the Ombudsman is now being readied by the municipal’s legal counsels against the four involved individuals. This would mean that criminal and administrative cases are perceived to be filed against them.
“I would like to tell everyone that we do not tolerate dishonest acts, and any dishonest act shall not be practiced or allowed in any of our offices in any manner whether you are a municipal official, head of office or a mere employee. A public office is a public trust,” clarified Romero.
The chief executive expressed his gratitude to the persons who brought out such dishonest acts, even as he encouraged others to do the same.
“If possible, immediately upon its inception or conception, it must immediately be brought out to the proper authorities,” Romero added.
Meanwhile, the mayor further said that the COA is expanding its investigation in regards to the municipal’s petty cash funds, with which a partial and preliminary report to him (mayor) submitted by the COA that there is at least another involved P1.7 million unallocated petty cash funds disbursed.
And this, the mayor said, shall be another complaint that shall be filed upon the final conclusion of the COA’s investigation.
ASST. TREASURER RETURNS P1.9 MILLION
Asked about the truth that the Assistant Treasurer returned an amount of almost P2 Million, Romero revealed that the officer-in-charge municipal treasurer received and receipted an amount of P1,959,155.00 from Gonzales at the height of the investigation being conducted by the COA.
But Romero explained that the returning of the said amount though, will not mean that Gonzales is off the hook from the case subsequently to be filed against her, as it demonstrates of an act of grave dishonesty of a public servant.
However, with the return of the said amount, the responsibility of the four involved now stands at P5,978,703.00
NO BIAS IN THE INVESTIGATION
On the issue of presumed observable bias on the part of the local government unit’s COA in conducting the investigation, Romero assured that there was no whitewash, no cover-up and less to say that the investigation conducted was completed unfairly, is for the fact that local audit team was authorized by the Provincial COA, where they (local COA) were aided by both Provincial and Regional COA personnel in the probe.
“I do not believe there is preconception or bias in the investigation, because if they do so, no one will believe in them (COA) anymore. And the investigating team composed of audit personnel from the local, provincial and regional offices. And I am sure they conducted their probe and scrutiny with factuality and certainty as evidenced by the truth,” affirmed the mayor.
The designated officer-in-charges of the departments whose heads are on leave are Alicia Mejia, Municipal Treasurer; Veneranda Gutierrez, Municipal Accountant and Isabela Aquino, HRMO. No particular employee has been designated yet as assistant treasurer as of press time.
It can be recalled that Romero, upon learning of the scam on March 31, 2012 which was already spreading like wildfire within the premises of the municipal hall complex, acted immediately and called for a no non sense investigation to make the truth come out and bring to justice the persons who had given discredit and dishonor to the name of Mangaldan and its people.
“I am not perturbed of what happened, but I do believe that this is a lesson for all of us. They should be aware of their jobs and all I can say is do their work in accordance with the law and pray to God that whatever temptations there are, you can overcome it. Mag-isip tayo ng mga magagandang gawain at huwag yung salungat sa batas,” Romero stated in closing.
MANGALDAN’S RIVER ADJUDGED CLEANEST IN PANGASINAN ANEW
LINGAYEN - The town of Mangaldan bagged the grand slam when its inland body of water, the Angalacan River, was adjudged as the cleanest river in Pangasinan for the third time.Mayor Herminio A. Romero of Mangaldan received the grand slam award and a cash prize of P100,000.00 from Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo last Tuesday. The award, held as one of the culminating activities of the Pista’y Dayat (Sea Festival in Pangasinan), entiltles Mangaldan to receive P1Million worth of development projects from the provincial government.Mangaldan’s Angalacan River was earlier adjudged the cleanest inland river in Pangasinan in the search conducted in 2009 and 2010. NO award was held in 2011. Romero said the earlier P1Million prizes of the town each for 2009 and 2010, went to the construction of a big canal on Visperas Street in Mangaldan where runoff water passes through during the rainy season.He said Angalacan River impressed search evaluators anew when they saw in its crystal clear water in fishes swimming in the bottom. The riverbanks were planted with shade trees, including ipil-ipil, and are teeming with birds.
Because of its crystal clear water, children flock to the river to swim during summer months.Residents have taken upon themselves the duty of enforcing the environmental laws in their river, said Romero, adding that barangays have ordinances that impose heavy fines to spoilers and polluters.
“We are proud of this achievement,” Romero said as he announced that Miss Mangaldan 2012, Rosalyn Suratos, was also adjudged as Limgas na Pangasinan in the search that coincided with the Pangasinan Pista’y Dayat.
At the same time, he said the Mangaldan beach volleyball team also won in the Beach Volleyball Competition on May 1 during the culminating day of the Pista’y Dayat. (src. Article :The Regional Examiner & photos: courtesy of ompdc - mangaldan)
MAYOR ROMERO... A YOUNG HEART
Mayor Herminio A. Romero enjoyed dancing with the Sangguniang Kabataan Officials of Mangaldan, Pangasinan during their morning exercise on the occasion of SK seminar at Baguio City last April 27 to 29, 2012 entitled "Skills Training for Sangguniang Kabataan Cum Drug Abuse Prevention Program"
Said seminar aimed to educate SK Officials regarding Drug Abuse Prevention and other youth development programs. The SK Officials were also trained on parliamentary rules and procedures on SK meetings or sessions; SK development planning (team planning); SK Local Fiscal Administration (including on how to use or dispose their SK budget); and also given lectures on Spiritual upliftment. Discussed/lectured other related matters. SK Officials at the same time enjoyed, learned and enlightened. The said seminar was conducted by the Dept. of Local Gov't. Unit through Madam Dinah A. Pinlac, MLGOO in coordination with the Local Gov't. Unit through the leadership of Hon. Mayor Herminio A. Romero, Mangaldan SK Federation President Hon. Coun. Charlene Joy F. Flores and Mangaldan PNP Police Chief PSupt. Mateo Casupang. Mayor Romero not only an environmentalist but also an advocate for the welfare and youth development ... the mayor with a young heart. (by Edwin Biasbas)
MANGALDAN: MOST OUTSTANDING LGU IN PANGASINAN II
MANGALDAN, PANGASINAN- The Municipality of Mangaldan had proven once again to be the Most Outstanding Local Government Unit (Category A) in Pangasinan Division II during the on-going Search for the 2012 National Literacy Awards.
The municipality was a finalist for the Regional Search along with its contenders namely the municipalities of San Nicolas in llocos Norte, Tagudin in llocos Sur, Bauang in La Union and Calasiao in Pangasinan. The validation and ocular inspection was held in the municipality of Mangaldan last April 26, 2012.
In Mangaldan, the promotion of the Alternative Learning System stressing “Edukasyon ang Solusyon” programs and projects are being sustained and implemented in the municipality.
Among these are the basic literacy, functional literacy, continuing education through Project ROMERO (Revitalizing Out-of-School-Youths knowledge, skills and values for a Meaningful, Entrepreneurship and Realistic Opportunities) and Community Learning Centers which cater youths, women, children, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, farmers, fisherfolk, underemployed, unemployed, professionals and OSYs.
Mayor Herminio A. Romero expresses his deepest appreciation to the Mangaldanians through their all-embracing and steadfast efforts in making Mangaldan foster in bringing good quality education. (FRP)
Pictures taken during the Ocular Inspection of the judges/evaluators for the Regional Search for the 2012 National Literacy Awards last April 26, 2012
3 PROJECTS BLESSED & INAUGURATED IN MANGALDAN
MANGALDAN - In a span of one week three (3) edifices were blessed and inaugurated in a row in this town.
The first one was the blessing and inauguration of the newly renovated / upgraded Community Rest Room inside the public plaza northwest wing on March 2, 2012.
This modern facility that features an air-conditioned room is a gift of love to the people of Mangaldan by the Happy Hearts Club, the Mangaldan association of Northern California, USA (MAONCA) and the Mangaldan Municipal Government.
The event commenced with a Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Roland Anthony S. Gavina, followed with inauguration and ribbon-cutting ceremonies led by Mayor and Mrs. Herminio Romero, Vice Mayor Bernardo Abalos, Mrs. Charito Fabia, Mrs. Merle Rabelas and Mr. Ernesto de Vera.
Fabia is the current President of Happy Hearts Club, while Rabelas who came all the way from Richmond, California, U.S.A. is past president of MAONCA.
Rabelas represented Mrs. Judith Fornoles, the President of MAONCA when the project was first conceptualized. De Vera who escorted Rabelas is past vice president of MAONCA.
PEOPLEâ€™S MULTI-PURPOSE CENTER. After only five (5) days a new building was blessed and inaugurated on the same zone of the public auditorium.
The novel structure called the Peopleâ€™s Multi-Purpose Center was turned over to the municipality by its donor, the Young Once Club, Inc,. on March 7. The building is intended to accommodate small gatherings, seminars and meetings.
Prayers and blessings of the edifice were done by Rev. Fr. Arcadio M. Mejia, Team Ministry Moderator, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish; while the cutting of the ceremonial ribbons was led by the Mayor and his lady, Madam Gloria Romero.
Engr. And Mrs. Leon S. del Castillo, Mr. Romeo Evangelista and Mrs. Violeta Maningding.
â€śThis building is a dream-come true,â€ť says Mrs. Lily M. del Castillo, President of the YOC, in her speech as it took the club quite a long time to finish the said project.
Both Mayor Romero and Vice Mayor Abalos in their speeches thanked and persuaded the club officers and members to continue helping and assisting the LGU as the Municipal officials would admit their inability to work well without support from NGOs, balikbayans and other benefactors.
The Young Once Club, Inc. like the Happy Hearts Club and MAONCA is one of the most active NGOs and dependable ally of this local government unit.
RENOVATED SENIOR CITIZENS BIILDING. The next day, March 8, 2012, came the blessing and inauguration of the newly renovated Senior Citizens Building which is funded by the Office of His Excellency Vice President Jejomar C. Binay in the amount of Php 500,000.00.
The benevolent Vice President was represented by former Mayor Sammy Rosario of Binmaley, Pangasinan during the inauguration. Rev. Fr. Rene Mendoza blessed the rehabilitated structure.
Joining Rosario in the cutting of the ribbon were Madam Gloria Romero, Mr. Adriano Biala, FESCAM President, and Mrs. Linda Ang, OSCA Head.
It can be recalled that when Vice President Binay was still the City Mayor of Makati, he established and inked a Sisterhood Relationship with the Municipality of Mangaldan Thru Mayor Romero on December 11. 2008.
Both local governments shared the same intention of creating an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened. (rrh)
COURTESY CALL OF HON. CONGRESSMAN JUAN “JACK” C. PONCE ENRILE, JR., REPRESENTATIVE OF THE 1ST DISTRICT OF CAGAYAN TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF MANGALDAN
Pictures taken during the courtesy call of Hon. Congressman Juan “Jack” C. Ponce Enrile, Jr., Representative of the 1st District of Cagayan to the Municipality of Mangaldan last April 20, 2012 at Presidencia Municipal, Mangaldan, Pangasinan
AWARDING OF SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS S.Y. 2011-2012 (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE -P5,000.00)SCHOLARS/RECIPIENTS OF SEN. PIA CAYETANO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Municipality of Mangaldan, Pangasinan Main Conference Room, Mangaldan Presidencia Municipal, April 4, 2012
Twenty (20) recipient-scholars of Mangaldan, Pangasinan received their checks from Hon. Sen. Pia Cayetano Scholarship Program S.Y. 2011-2012 in coordination with the Local Govt. Unit of Mangaldan through Hon. Herminio A. Romero, Municipal Mayor , and Mrs. Julieta C. Petonio, MPDC- Administrator-Designate. The scholars received their checks last April 4, 2012 at the Main Conference Room, Presidencia Municipal, Mangaldan, Pangasinan.
Hon. Mayor Herminio A. Romero explains to the scholar-recipients and to the parents the Sen. Pia Cayetano Scholarship Program during the awarding of checks last April 4, 2012 at the Mangaldan Main Presidencia Municipal.
Mrs. Julieta C. Petonio, MPDC/Administator-Designate, makes a roll call of recipients and their parents during the awarding and briefing of Hon. Sen. Pia Cayetano Scholarship Program while Hon. Mayor Herminio A. Romero
Hon. Herminio A. Romero, Municipal Mayor (seated in blue shirt), Mrs. Julieta C. Petonio,
MPDC-Administrator-Designate (seated beside Mayor Romero), with the Recipient-scholars of
Hon. Senator Pia Cayetano Scholarship Program S.Y. 2011-2012 together with their parents/guardians.
ROMERO.."DA BEST MAYOR" ng PANGASINAN II
by Francis Dominick P. Abril
Sa Ikalawang pagkakataon ay muling kinilala si Municipal Mayor Herminio A. Romero ng Mangaldan bilang Most Outstanding Mayor ng buong Pangasinan II sa Ikalimang Pagsasanay na Summit ng Alternative Learnig System na ginanap noong Agosto 12 sa Gusaling CAP, Lungsod ng Urdaneta. Si Mayor Romero ay pinarangalan ng buong pamunuan ng ALS sa kanyang walang sawang pagsuporta sa implementasyon ng kanilang mag programa sa buong dibisyon. Ayon kay Romero na nasa kanyang ikahuling termino, kaagapay na siya sa pagpapatupad ng kanilang mga pyoekto noon pa man sa kanyang panunungkulan bilang vice mayor ng bayan. Matatandaang ang kanyang administrasyon ay nasa ikatlong pwesto sa 2010 National Literacy Awards Most Outstanding Local Government Unit (Municipal Level Class A) at nagkamit ng P50,000 insentibo mula kay DepEd Undersecretary Rizalino D. Rivera sa awarding ceremony na ginanap noong Setyember 10, 2010 sa Teacherâ€™s Camp Baguio City. (source: Tambuli -MNHS)
TURN-OVER OF OLYSET NET
MANGALDAN. In its intense fight against dengue the Department of Health, Region I allotted 110 rolls of Olyset Net materials to schools here. These chemically treated materials will be used as curtains in the following schools: Salay Elementary School, Don Gregorio I. Magno Elementary School, Bari Elementary School, David Elementary School, in some rooms of Mangaldan Central School and Mangaldan National High School. Photo above shows Mayor Herminio A. Romero (4th from left) and Dr. Ophelia T. Rivera, Municipal Health Officer (5th from right) turning over the anti-dengue stuff toschool heads and school representatives. (rrh)
3rd Place - Best A @ E Program Implementer,
Municipal Level Category under the Alternative Learning
System (ALS) of Pangasinan Division II, Juan Macaraeg
National High School, Binalonan, Pangasinan (May 22, 2012)
Hall of Fame Award, Cleanest River and Riverbank,
CYs 2009, 2010, and 2012 (Inland River Category -
Municipal Level) PAKAR AWARDS (May 1, 2012)
Cleanest River and Riverbank in Pangasinan,
(Inland River Category - Municipal Level)
PAKAR AWARDS (May 1, 2012)
Certificate of Recognition from Philippine Red Cross,
Pangasinan Chapter, in expression of high esteem
and sincere appreciation to their unrelenting commitment
and selfless dedication to the noble of serving humanity,
Dagupan City (April 15,2012)
Certificate of Appreciation from the Overseas Workers
Welfare Administration (OWWA), RWO I, for the invaluable
and generous support extended by the Municipality of
Mangaldan to the OFW Delegates and their families
during the 2011 OFW Family Day, Laoag City, (December 17, 2011)
2011 Distinguished Award in recognition to the
Municipality s invaluable support and commitment
in the promotion and development of cooperatives from
the Cooperative Development Authority, Aliminos City,
Pangasinan (October 25, 2011)
Provincial Champion, 1st Pangasinan Culture & Arts
Festival - Folk Dance Category (December 2, 2011)
Provincial Champion for CY 2011 Search for the Cleanest,
Safest and Greenest Municipality (October, 2011)
Recognized by Breaking Barriers for Children and
Young Adults with Disabilities (BBCY) a joint project
of the Katiputan ng May Kapansanan sa Pilipinas, Inc.
(KAMPI) and the Danish Society of Polio and Accident
Victims (PTU), Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon City
(August 26, 2011)
2nd Runner-Up, 2010 Search for the Cleanest, Greenest
and Safest Inland Body of Water in Region I from
Regional Development Council and Department of Environment
and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 1, Ariana Hotel,
Bauang, La Union (February 24, 2011)
3rd Place Winner, 2010 National Literacy Awards for
Outstanding Local Government Unit, Municipal Level -
Class A Category, Teachers Camp, Baguio City
(September 10, 2010)
Regional Winner, Most Outstanding Local Government
Unit - Category A, 2010 Regional Literacy
Awards (September 3, 2010)
Cleanest River & Riverbank in Pangasinan
PAKAR AWARDS (April 30, 2010)
6th Place, 2009 Search for Outstanding Local
Government Units in Nutrition (April 21, 2010)
1st Place in the 2009 Regional Search for MOST
OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS DIVISION Implementing
Alternative Learning System (ALS) Programs and
Projects (September 18, 2009)
Cleanest River in Pangasinan, PAKAR AWARDS
(April 25, 2009)
2nd Prize, First Pangasinan Invitational Choral
Competition (January 21, 2009)
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