Mayor’s Christmas 2008 Online Message

Maligayang Pasko sa inyo! 

                In behalf of our municipality and its leaders, I extend to the Pozorrubians and friends of Pozorrubio, the warmest holiday greetings. And, as heartfelt as this greeting, our most sincere gratitude.

For the past months, the presence and easy accessibility of Pozorrubio Online/KaPOZoK Online had become as nearly familiar as the cellular phone. PO and KO also became as nearly familial as our next best of kin. By simply logging on, the distance between and among us seem never to have existed at all. Whatever the gap, it is bridged. And wherever the bridge spanned, fingers had walked and crossed over.

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Bantugan School Champs and Wizards Garner Awards

Penuliar, Tano, DAMATH Wizard

by Melody Landingin, Staff Writer
The Young Bloomers*, June-Nov. 2008 Vol.2 No.1

Two pupils of the Bantugan Elementary School won in the DAMATH contest during the District Math Festival last November 19, 2008 at Pozorrubio Central School Social Hall.

One of them was Claire Ann Penuliar who won 4th place in DAMATH contest, level 1. Claire Ann is a grade 2 pupil. She is popularly known as “Small but Terrible”. Her coach, Mrs. Iraliza B. Lorenzo was very happy for her. Continue reading

Pozorrubio Stars Shine In The 59th Fil-Am Golf Tourney

 by Joan G. Flores

 OUR VETERAN GOLFERS from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan brought honors to the town while participating in the 59th FIL-AM Golf Invitational at Camp John Hay and Baguio Country Club, Baguio City Philippines last November 21-Dec 6.  

 This international tournament is the world’s biggest amateur golf event recognized by the Guiness Book of Records. Over twelve hundred golfers from all over the world saw action during the two week event.

 After the final round in this 5-to-play-4  to count four-day competition, Ave Gramata,  a two-star retired U.S. Navy Command Master Chief from Bobonan and the team captain of the Rising Sun Golf team of Japan, took individual honors as the gold medalist for AM flight G.  His teammate, Ron Nichols also took the individual championship in the E flight, Fil division. Continue reading

Pozorrubio is now a First-Class Town!

By Zorayda Costales/jvillamil

We have come a long, long way. And it was a trail of mathematics, pure and simple.

Pozorrubio is now a 1st-class town. This is according to the DOF BLGF (Department of Finance, Bureau of Local Government Finance) MEMO CIRCULAR NO. 01-M(58)-08 dated November 12, 2008 re: Reclassification of Municipalities effective July 29, 2008.

Considering that this latest round of reclassification requires that the average annual income bracket of 1st class municipalities is 55 million or more covering the period 2004 to 2007, the financial statements of which must be COA (Commission on Audit) certified, Pozorrubio is more than truly deserving of this distinction.  The town had been averaging an annual income of more than 70 million for the past 4 years under both the Chans’ administrations.

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Pozorrubio has best municipal performance !

by jvillamil

Pozorrubio is Provincial Champion for the Best LGU – LGPMS (Local Government Unit-Local Government Performance Management System) of Calendar Year 2008. For a second-class town, this is no mean feat, for Pozorrubio was chosen best from among all the 1st , 2nd and 3rd class towns of Pangasinan grouped together in the municipal category.     

This selection qualifies Pozorrubio to represent Pangasinan in the next level – the RDC-DILG (Regional Development Council-Department of Internal and Local Government) Award Searches for Region 1 Best LGU-LGPMS;  the Cleanest, Greenest and Safest province, City or Municipality, Coastal and Inland Bodies of Water; LGU Best Practices, and; Best NGO-LGU Practices.   Continue reading

Realia: Pozorrubio in Thailand

by Jonathan R. Carreon

It has been quite some time, yet the reminiscences of a meaningful and worth-living youthful memoir remains undaunted and intact in my cognition.  Twenty four long years passed so swiftly; although for  a pro-active person like me, that span of time seems like another “kahapon lamang” – with all the joys, laughters, tears and “maboboteng usapan” I had with my friends, acquaintances and “kabaleyans”.  Two snapshots in my humble elementary and high school moments continue to create, recreate, remind and stir my imagination of what Pozorrubio Central School and Saint Philomena’s Academy’s central tenets contributed to the present me.  My memory is still fresh of my Grade 6 teachers’ parting words: “As you progress in your endeavors, look back and say ‘Thank you’.” While my mentors may no longer remember me, may this short missive express my most profound gratitude to the Grade 6 teachers of Batch 1984.  You are all heroes in my heart!  Similarly, my high school mentors’ indispensable “tulong at tulak” (for me the Caucasian version is less emphatic) continually reminds me of the authentic yet slowly eroding Filipino values such as diligence, benevolence, and “bayanihan” (although the last one is more of a hyponym under the super-ordinate ‘culture’). I salute you all!

As an educator away from home, I continue to impart these values – the very values that served and still serving as maxims in my life – to my students, a living legacy I should say, that distinguishes a Pozorrubian from the multiracial educators in Thailand.



Agyamanac cadacayo amin!
Jonathan R. Carreon

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

Time-out for the annual volleyball sportsfest!

by jv

It is just about these months that the friendliest sports competition hereabouts is held. To flex the bones and the muscles and to re-inspire the routine of desk work and filing jobs, and, of course, to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship,  the rank and file of the various departments of the municipio trekked to the Jose C. Magno Sports and Civic Center on Tuesday, September 23 for the opening day of  the 2008 Volleyball Sportsfest. 

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