Again, Pozorrubians awarded for good housekeeping!

NEWS by Jing Villamil


For the second time around, the leaders and municipal employees of this town are awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) for the  transparency and accountability of  their operations, and for excellence in good governance based on records. The screening was undertaken by the regional offices of the national government agencies led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) under Secretary Mar Roxas. And to make the award even sweeter, Pozorrubio is upgraded to Silver Grade Awardee of the 2012 Seal of Good Housekeeping!

Information regarding Pozorrubio’s reception of this award was just relayed by DILG Austere Panadero last November 22, 2013 for the facilitation of the issuance of SGH certification for loan applications to programs such as the Bottom-UP Budgeting Program, otherwise known as the Grassroots Participatory Budget Process.

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Casido leads in Town Fiesta 1st Canvassing!

by Jing Villamil

Danielle Marie, the 16-year old  grandchild of philantrophist Engineer Cornelio Casido and Dr. Grace Amiana Casido cashed in a comfortable lead early in the search for Miss Pozorrubio Town Fiesta 2014. In the 1st Canvassing held last Friday December 6, 2013 at the Pozorrubio Plaza Pergola, Danielle’s 1st Box amounted to Php24,501 and her 2nd Box Php20,000 giving her a total of Php44,501.


Crizel Lopez Aurelio, of the Pozorrubio LGU and participating local government agencies to include the non-government organizations, landed second. Her 1st Box registered Php10,250 and her 2nd Box Php13,200 garnering her a total of Php23,450. Meanwhile , Josephine Romero Amansec, the candidate of DepEd which successfully sponsored last year’s Queen Jennifer Sangbaan, totalled Php15,700 from her 1st Box of Php9,550 and 2nd Box of Php6,150.  

Only 10% of illegal Filipinos leave Saudi Arabia

Some Filipinos who left said they were treated ‘like animals’

  • By Barbara Mae Dacanay, Bureau Chief
  • Published: 14:00 November 5, 2013

Manila: More than 12,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have processed their papers and are waiting for their exit clearance and visa before they could return home, but they represent a little more than 10 per cent of a total of 108,000 undocumented OFWs in Saudi Arabia where authorities began a crackdown on illegal foreign workers on November 3, giving the Philippine government a very big problem to solve, sources told Gulf News.

Some 12,729 OFWS are awaiting exit clearance, confirmed Labour Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

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Fil-Chinese Chambers of Commerce Medical Mission in Pozorrubio

ImageYersterday, September 8, 2013, a Sunday, Pozorrubians took the opportunity to avail of the free medical and dental services provided by a Medical Mission sponsored by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and the Eastern Pangasinan Chamber of Commerce in active partnership with LGU-Pozorrubio headed by Mayor Artemio Chan, the Sangguniang Bayan chaired by Vice Mayor Kelvin Chan, and the Pozorrubio Rural Health Unit. The mission was held at the Jose Magno Sports and Civic Center.

Pozorrubians welcome Calvary Church and Pozorubians Midwest medical mission. . . again!

Written by LGU PRO/J.Villamil

Pozorrubians of Midwest USA medical mission

Since 2005, Anthony Mendoza has developed a habit, of earnestly and winningly convincing Pozorrubians in the US Midwest area to fund medical and dental missions to his hometown of Pozorrubio. He gives himself and his group, the Pozorrubians Midwest USA (PMWUSA), two years to raise enough for the purchase of medicines and miscellaneous expenses of a team of doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and volunteers for the duration of the mission.

Since then, Tony had brought home four such missions, benefiting thousands of Pozorrubians with each mission. (N.B.Unfortunately, this writer was not yet part of the local scene to have documented the first two.) Tony is son of respected Pozorrubians, educators Eulogio and La Paz Mendoza.

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