6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Luzon

photo courtesy ofwww.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph

June 17, 2012 at 6:18am, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit the Northern Luzon. The Epicenter of the earthquake is at Candelaria, Zambales. Some other affected areas are Iba, Zambales, Dagupan City, Bugallon, Villasis and Bolinao in Pangasinan, and San fernando La Union. Some Areas from Central and Southern Luzon striken (Makati City, Quezon City, Bulacan and Cavite).

Since it occured early morning a lot of citizens in affected areas didnt notice it. Here are some tweets and post on Facebook and Twitter.

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And According to Philvocs after shocks are expected but there's no expected damage.

Final and Official Overall Rankings For PAlaro 2012 As of May 12,2012 1:30pm


Palarong Pambansa 2012 Results as May 12, 2012 10:40am

As of 10:40 am NCR is leading with 558 points followed by Western Visayas with 359 points and Southern Tagalog Region with 283.50 points to get more details visit Palaro Deped Website or at the Palarong Pambansa 2012 official Website .

Palarong Pambansa 2012 is formally opened.

Held  at the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex with President Benigno Noynoy Aquino Jr. as the guest of honor and speaker games for the sports event the Palarong Pambansa 2012 is formally opened.

The Opening Ceremonies is started with a parade from Maramba Boulevard going to NRSCC while performances from the Festival dancers and Drum and Bugle Corps are showcased to entertain expectors on the Grandstand. Performances is temporarily stopped when the Parade arrives.The first to enter the grandstand was the technical officials followed by the delegations from different Regions.

After the parade the Program started with the welcome of The Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino T. Jr followed by the Speech Of Pnoy, Oath of Sportsmanship, and the Lighting of the torch. Performances is resumed after the program. Deped Teachers are the last performers to perform at the opening program.

Thousands are in attendance to witness the opening of the biggest sports event in the country. Prominent people from government and sports are also there to show their support. Mr. Peping Cojuanco chairman of Philippine Olympic Committee, Mr. Ricardo Garcia chairman of Phillippine Sports Commission, Ms. Riza Hontiveros of Akbayan,TESDA Secretary Emmanuel Villanueva, Deped Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro  and Former Senator Mr. Ernesto Maceda are also showed their support while PBA Player Danny Ildefonso light up the Palaro torch.

Palarong Pambansa Opening is A huge Success. KUDOS PANGASINAN!!!

Palarong Pambansa 2012 website reaching its highest hits.

Palarong Pambansa 2012 hit the roof so to speak, as the Palarong Pambansa 2012 reached the homestretched, the website has accumulated 1,715,719 hits from May 1leading to the first day of Palaro. Methinks Palarong Pambansa 2012 has generated uber interest across, all demographics. Kudos to all the men and women that poured theur blood and sweat to pedal this year’ s games to be no.1.Gov. Amado Espino Jr. et all deserved commendations.

A Record Breaker Emerged @ the Palarong Pambansa 2012 Opening

A Record was broken at the first day of the Palarong Pambansa 2012 at Lingayen , Pangasinan. The 7.15 m Record at 2012 Palarong Pambansa of Paulo Martinez from STRAA  was break by Julian Reem Fuentes of Region II – CAVRAA with a record of 7.26 m, this makes him the first record breaker for the Palarong Pambansa 2012.

Here's the complete details from Deped - Palaro Website.

Palarong Pambansa will launch its first ever TV Web Channel.

 As a part of the Pangasinan Provincial Government under the initiative of Gov. Amado Espino Jr.  to elevate the eminence of the Palaro 2012, Social Media Command Center is created. SMCC will use the latest trends  in social media and technology to give the latest happenings and results in the Palaro 2012.

PALARO 2012 TV is the official name of  the channel and will air from 10:00 am to 2:00pm starting May 6 2012. The Web Channel will air three shows, EXPERIENCE PANGASINAN – a magazine type show that will feature Pangasinan culture, foods, products and local artists, PALARO2012: Inside the game which will showcase trainings, preparations and behind the game stories of athletes,  PALARO2012: Talk TV – a talk show that will interview prominent personalities, record breaking athletes, and sports analyst that will be on the entire palaro event. Live updates on the medal standing , game results  and interesting stories from games will also be seen in the said web channel.

PALARO 2012 TV can be watched at  palaro2012 website www.palarongpambansa2012.com.

The PALARO 2012 TV will be launched today 10:00 am @ Jollibee Lingayen.

PALARO 2012 TV is under the leadership of the SMCC Commander Vanj Padilla and team leader Ma. Vanni Fe Avelino. Shows are Directed by Erran Garcia.

PALARO 2012 TV Production Team

Team Leader: Ma. Vanni Fe Avelino
Director: Erran Garcia
Writers: Dawn Anjennete
                 Habibi Makki
                  Beatrice Marie Basi
                  Dino Dizon
Host: Dawn Anjanette Saplan
           John Paul Pantaleon
Researcher: Reginald Agsalon
                        Kent Cabrera
                         Irene Grabulan
Photo/Video Editor: Caloy  and Kenneth
Videographer: Mardane, Romulus, Jerome, Nelson, Fernando, and Panfilo

Palarong Pambansa 2012 conquers the Online World.

As a part of giving a more exciting and memorable palaro2012 experience. Palarong Pambansa  2012 organizers particularly the SOCIAL MEDIA COMMAND CENTER TEAM formulated strategies on how palaro2012 makes noise and conquer the online world.

Palarong Pambansa 2012 is created that serve as the one stop information provider. News, results, Billeting Areas, Sports Venues and Events will be seen on the website. Live blogging and tweets for the palaro2012 hashtag was also seen on the site. But the most exciting feature of the site is the livestreming where games from different venues can be watch. PALARO 2012 TV will Also air on the website starting may 6 from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. You can also catch replays of games and episodes of the Palaro2012 TV.

The Social Media Team also created Palarong pambansa 2012  Facebook page and twitter account to exchange information. Results, Questions, updates, interesting happenings and everything about palaro will be shared in this networking sites.

Bloggers will also be part of the palaro2012, lot of bloggers shows support for the event and blog updates, results, news  and exciting and interesting happenings in the entire palaro.

Rappler.com the premiere  social network news in the will also be part of the palaro as the official media partner.

Palarong Pambansa 2012 will surely conquer the cyber space!!!!

Agew Na Pangasinan A huge Success

Pangasinan did another great job by the success of the 432nd Agew Na Pangasinan Celebration held yesterday April 11, 2012.

Actually the celebration already started last April 10,2012 via Zarsuela Followed by a Fireworks display at exactly 12:00am. Meanwhile major activities are occurred yesterday.

The whole day event was started with a mass held at the Capitol Plaza. Commemorative Program was followed . Governor Amado Espino, Francisco Sionel-Jose a National Artist for literature  who is also the guest of honor and speaker and vice governor calimlim awarded the winners of the first pangasinan literary contest. Pangasinan Orthography was launch with the Komisyon ng wikang Filipino. Pangasina is the first to have orthography in the Whole Philippines.

After the program the Parada na Dayew immediately started with 20 groups of street dancer and 16 floats coming from the different towns and cities of Pangasinan. The parade was headed by marshalls from PNP and cadets from Binmaley Catholic School Inc.

Each delegates from street dancing competition rendered a 10 minutes performance as apart of the contest rules.After all contestants showed their creativity,gracefulness and camaraderie through their performance the organizers announced the winners of Float and Street Dancing Contest.

The last affair  for the celebration of Agew Na Pangasinan. Is the ASNA awards, an award giving body for outstanding Pangasinenses.6 outstanding Pangasinenses was awarded coming from different fields, literature and Public Administration to name a few. The Affair is held at the Sison Auditorium.

But the celebration doesn’t stop there because a live concert was held at the lingayen beachfront which started at 7:00 pm and last until 12midnight.

Summer Activities in the Province of Pangasinan doesn’t stop on the conclusion of the Agew Na Pangasinan Celebration because it’s just  the start of a more fun celebrations this summer in the province as Pistay Dayat the mother of all festivals in the provice was formally started in the Agew Na Pangasinan Celebration to be followed by Palarong Pambansa 2012 the biggest and most prestigious sports event in the country.

This events proves that Summer is MORE FUN IN PANGASINAN.


Outstanding Pangasinenses honoured at ASNA Awards 2012

Asna Awards is a award giving body that recognize incomparable Pangasinenses who excels  on their field of expertise.

On its third year six outstanding Pangasinenses was awarded as the ASNA and Balitok Awardee. The awarding ceremonies was held last April 11, 2012 at the ever elegant  Sison Auditorium.

Balitok Award was the highest recognition in ASNA was given to Hilarion Henares of Sta. Barbara and Gabriel Singson.

Gabriel Singson
Hilarion Henares  

Hilarion Henares Jr. awardee for National Economic Development. Henares is a descendant of Don Daniel Maramba (governor of the province from 1916 to 1922). He is an economist, educator, businessman and writer.

Gabriel Singson awardee for Business (Banking and Finance) Singson is a lawyer and the former governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). 

Other awardees are Ermin Garcia, Jr. (Journalism) of Dagupan City, a journalist and publisher of Sunday Punch, a local newspaper; Jose Datuin (Visual Arts) of Dagupan City, an international sculptor and artist; Ambassador Amadeo Perez, Jr. (Government Service – Public  Administration) of Urdaneta City, former mayor of the city, congressman at the fifth district and the current chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO). General Jose Magno (Military Service) of Pozorrubio town, a retired general. 

“Asna” is an ancient term for ‘asin’ (salt) which the province’s name was derived.

Pangasinan Culture highlighted through Dance and Float

Parada na Dayew one of the activities for the celebration of the 432nd Agew Na Pangasinan showcase Pangasinan Culture and History through exceptional Street Dancing performances  and Imaginative Float Design.

20 group of street dancers  and 16 Floats from different Municipalities and cities of Pangasinan joined the competition.

Floats are created base on their municipalities/cities history and culture, some highlighted how their place was named some featured their products and industries as well as the tourist destinations from their town/city.

Meanwhile street dancers  showcase festivities, stories, beliefs and history of their town/city through creative and well choreograph dances. Also, products of their place was introduced through colourful and artistic props.

In the end 6 winners from both competition emerged as winners. Binmaley Contingent exalted after winning the Float Competition and Runner up in Street Dancing Competion while Mapandan Street Dancers secured the championship trophy as they won again and named as the best street dancers of the Parada Na Dayew Street Dance Contest.

 Mapandan Street Dancers - CHAMPION

Binmaley Float - CHAMPION

Here is the complete list of winners:


Champion:          Binmaley
1st runner up:     Bautista
2nd runner up:    Lingayen
3rd runner up:    Aguilar
4th runner up:    San Nicholas
5th runner up:    San Fabian


Champion:          Mapandan
1st runner up:     Binmaley
2nd runner up:    Sto. Tomas
3rd runner up:    San Nicholas
4th runner up:    Villasis
5th runner up:    Urbiztondo

Champions get a prize of 100, 000 pesos and runner up get a prize of 70,000, 50,000, 30,000,25,000 and 20,000 respectively while non-winners  get a 5,000 pesos consolation prize aside from the 10,000 pesos for their contingency plan. Trophies was also awarded to all winners and plaque of recognition was given to all contingent.

The parade’s itinerary was the major streets surrounding the Capitol Complex and the Main Competition was held at the Capitol Plaza yesterday April 11, 2012. 

432nd Agew na Pangasinan on April 11,2012

Photo Courtesy of www.pangasinan.gov.ph

On its 432nd founding anniversary the Province of pangasinan will Celebrate the Agew na Pangasinan on April 11, 2012 to be led by  Governor Amado Espino Jr.

April 5 was the actual date of celebration but because it falls on holy week it was moved to April 11.

The celebration will start with a Thanksgiving mass and followed by a commemorative program.awarding ceremony  for the 1st Panagsinan  Literary Contest and presentation of the Pangasinan Orthography to the Komisyon sa sikang Pilipino will also be part of the celebration meanwhile ASNA Awards will be Held at the Sison Auditorium.

Blessing and Opening of the Trade Expo Will be at Pangasinan Development and Training Center. Concert at the Capitol Beachfront and fireworks Display is also set for the celebration.

Here’s the Complete Schedule Of Activities.

7:30 am Thanksgiving Mass Capitol Plaza
8:00 am Commemorative Program Capitol Plaza
11:00 am Blessing &Opening of Trade Expo PDTC
6:00 pm ASNA Awards Sison Auditorium
Concert at the Beach Capitol Beachfront
Fireworks Display

Earth Hour Celebration @ Jollibee Calasiao

“Bee Ignited: Wishing Lantern for a Cause” the theme for Jollibee’s Event in cooperation of DENR for the Earth Hour celebration.

The program started with an invocation from the Autism Society of the Philippines followed by the singing of National Anthem and Message from the Guests.

        Countdown was started five minutes before the earth hour and blessing to all Wishing Lantern was set before the lanterns are released . At exactly 8:30 PM all lights was switched off followed by discharging of wishing lanterns.

Photo booth was also placed inside the Jollibee store for the participants to take pictures and participants also sign on a pledge to the environment wall.

The whole event was also viewed worldwide through the live streaming courtesy of the ASINAN BLOGGERS.

Asinan Bloggers and Mam Vanj Padilla accepted a certificate of appreciation for being the part of the success of the said event.

45 pesos Shades only @ Siapno Tada Optical

Siapno tada optical is one of the most visited store at the Robinsons Place Pangasinan during its opening day as it offers promos that tempts shoppers to buy. Free Computerized eye check-up and discounts up to 50 % to name a few but the most tempting is the 45 peso shades. But it won’t stop there coz after you purchase any of their products you will have a free picture using the item you’ve purchased. Isn’t that great!

We've stayed in front of the store for 30 minutes and the sales ladies replaced shades that are displayed at the shelf  for 3 times coz the items is sold out. You can’t even pass on the way in front of the store due to the human traffic generated by siapno tada customers who are tempted to buy and avail of their opening promos. But regardless of the cheap price the quality of the products is really great which is the reason while a lot of shoppers buy that 45 peso shades. 

The very hospitable accommodation of the sales ladies and optometrists welcomes customers which makes them more valued, as a result satisfaction of customers are meet making that surely making them one of the regular customers of the Optical.

Robinsons Finally @ Pangasinan

The Robinsons Place Pangasinan is finally open. Yesterday March 15, 2012 at exactly 12:30 pm, doors of the mall are opened to the public. Located at San Miguel Calasiao, the mall opening created a heavy traffic across the Calasiao-Sta. Barbara Road.

At first the mall is planned to open at 1:00 pm but due to unexpected crowd attendance the mall administration decided to open earlier than the original plan. Despite of wide spaces and pathways the mall really looks small because of the great number of crowd, and it still count as time runs.

Some brands and stores that can’t be seen in other malls in Pangasinan is there an example is the Res toe Run. Shoppers enjoy shopping as variety of products is sale at the Department Store and Appliance Centre. Movie goers enjoys watching as  Movieworld plays two films namely My Kontrabida Girl and Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang. Gamers also find a place to satisfy their essentials through Quantum. Unfortunately I failed to go at the supermarket due to a great number of crowd.

The Opening of the mall is really a big success. It shows on how many did arrive to join its much anticipated opening. This proves that Robinsons Malls is well received by the pangasinenses.

My Experience  in the said event is really exciting and surely, i’ll become  one of the avid shoppers of Robinsons.

Beach Volley the perfect sports to watch @ Palaro 2012

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Palarong  Pambansa the biggest sporting league in the country is all set to entertain not only sports enthusiast but all Filipino citizens this summer at Pangasinan, this year’s host Province.

Palaro has a lot to offer this year. With the use of latest technologies and social media, Palarong Pambansa 2012 will  be the most anticipated palaro ever.

Since the The Host province pangasinan is surrounded by beautiful beaches, it is recommendable to watch sports that will be held at the beach itself.

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Beach Volleyball is an outdoor sport that is held at the beach, watching this sport while hearing the waves and feeling the fresh air from the beautiful beach of Lingayen Gulf will be a source of fun and nature tripping. As you watch how the athletes show their sports prowess and be thrilled by the way they play, the beach will surely satisfy your senses as you feel the warm fresh air, hear the smashing waves of the sea, smell the fragrance of the sea and witness the beauty of the nature.

Watching Palarong pambansa 2012 will truly be a memorable one, as sports and nature culminates to give the crowd fun and recreation.

What are you waiting for? Join Palarong Pambansa 2012 this summer.