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A 25-bed capacity Maternal and Children’s Hospital will soon rise in Dagupan in addition to its growing health facilities that reinforces its prominence as center of health care in Northern Luzon.

The 150-million-peso level one hospital funded under the health facilities enhancement program of the national government also includes the support of Congressman Christopher de Venecia and the Department of Health -Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Region 1.

DOH-CHD Engr. Roberto Tapangco has met with Mayor Belen Fernandez on September 12 to discuss further details on the newest health support system for Dagupeños in line with the implementation of the Universal Health Care law.

Aside from health services available at the City Health Office, the city operates a Diagnostic Center which offers free ultrasound, computed tomography scan, x-ray and electrocardiogram while the Super Family Health Center in barangay Bolosan, touted as the biggest of its kind in the region, will soon be operational to cater to the medical needs of residents in eastern barangays and other areas.

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Congratulations to Councilor Michael ‘Iron Mike’ Fernandez for being adjudged as Most Outstanding Sangguniang Panlungsod Member under the Independent Component City and Component Cities Category (Provincial Winner) by the Department of Interior and Local Government.

The City Government of Dagupan, under Mayor Belen Fernandez, is hopeful for your victory in the Regional category as we believe in your earnest purpose to fight for the rights of our fellowmen and to find ways to serve them better.

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Congratulations to Malued Barangay Captain Filipina ‘Pheng’ delos Santos for being chosen as one of the regional winners in the Dangal ng Bayan Award or the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Award of the Civil Service Commission (CSC)!

Held as part of the 2023 CSC Honor Awards Program (HAP), the Regional Recognition and Awards Rites is slated on September 21 at the CSC Regional Office 1 Hall of Learning, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union.

The award is based on HAP-Regional Committee on Awards Resolution No. 01, s. 2023 and forms part of the Commission’s advocacy of promoting excellence, and recognizing and rewarding civil servants for their outstanding performance, contribution, achievements and/or consistent manifestation of exemplary ethical behavior in public service.

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Various flood mitigation programs and updates on Dagupan’s projects were presented during the first general meeting of the Flood Mitigation Commission of the city as stakeholders expressed their staunch support to the anti-flooding measures being implemented under the administration of Mayor Belen Fernandez on September 8, 2023 at the CSI Stadia.

Composed of architects, engineers, academe, department heads, businessmen and government agencies, the commission’s new members provided insights on flood mitigation measures while unanimously showing their goal to pursue the group’s mandate.

Mayor Fernandez described the meeting’s presentation as ‘actual and factual field work’ done along with public officials, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and flood experts and not mere animation.

Regional officials of the DPWH namely Engr. Kim Angelo Soy, Engr. Rapunzel Claveria, Engr. Marvin Espejo and Engr. Jason Orpilla discussed on the salient features of present and proposed dredging projects; ongoing drainage system upgrading along Dagupan’s major thoroughfares; masterplan of flood control; completed and ongoing projects along Sinucalan River; river protection; proposed masterplan of Sinucalan River; proposed dredging map of Pantal River by the Provincial Government of Pangasinan; and proposed projects by the local government unit of Dagupan.

Meanwhile, the local chief executive presented the flood mitigation projects undertaken with the DPWH starting 2013 during her first term up to the present while other presentations were made by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Dagupan Chief Meteorological Officer Jose Estrada Jr. and Public Alert Response and Monitoring Center (PARMC) Head Melykhen Bauzon.

Thru Executive Order No. 14 series of 2023, Mayor Fernandez reconstituted the Dagupan City Flood Mitigation Commission ‘to effectively carry out its functions to protect and advance the right of people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accordance with the rhythm and harmony of nature’.


The commission’s new members are Engr. John Zamora (academe); Arch. Maximo Magsano, Jr. (academe); Engr. Augusto Sarmiento (DECORP); Mr. Jose Estrada (PAGASA); Mr. Glen Gomez (PAMANA); Engr. Erwin Dismaya (Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers/PICE); Engr. Adelfo Valle (PICE); Engr. John Celeste (PICE); Mr. Francisco Arzadon Jr. (academe); Engr. Josephine Corpuz (City Engineering Officer-in-Charge); ENP. James Louell Fernandez (City Planning and Development Officer/CPDO); Arch. Emmanuel Palaganas (CPDO); Atty. Aurora Valle (City Legal Officer); Atty. Froiland Fermill (Executive Assistant III); Mr. Romeo Lim (business sector); Arch. Francisco Jose Villaflor (business sector); Mr. Mark Alvin Dy (business sector); Engr. Gaudencio David Jr. (mechanical engineer); Arch. Ronnie Chua (United Architects of the Philippines/UAP-Pangasinan Dagupan Chapter); Arch. Bherlie Joe Libaste (UAP-Duma-Ya Chapter); Arch. Gerardo Gonzales (UAP-Magnayon Chapter); and Arch. Joey Ocampo (UAP-Pangasinan Scale Chapter); Engr. Roland Suni (City Assessor Officer-in-Charge); Mr. Ronald de Guzman (City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Head); and Ms. Melykhen Bauzon (PARMC).

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Some 500 kindergartners from North Central Elementary School in Bonuan Gueset were treated with functional items for their everyday use alongside partaking of nutritious meals as part of the Goodbye Gutom feeding program and distribution of gift items from the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Foundation on September 6, 2023.

Mayor Belen Fernandez expressed gratitude to the PAL Foundation for the hygiene kits, activity kits, neck pillows and blankets received by the children as part of the foundation’s corporate social responsibility being undertaken for 31 years now.

As one of the local government units greatly affected by typhoon Egay and Falcon, and in accordance with the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela, Dagupan was chosen as a recipient of the assistance, according to PAL Foundation Head Ms. Pinky Balagtas.

Bowls of warm soup and Gardenia loaf breads were also given out to the students under the Goodbye Gutom (Zero Hunger) program in coordination with the City Nutrition Office.

The Goodbye Gutom is being supported by various sponsors who have committed to help the city in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to end hunger and malnutrition.

Likewise, multivitamin syrups courtesy of the City Health Office were given out to the kinder pupils while more Gardenia loaf breads were distributed to teachers and parents.

Recently conducted Goodbye Gutom activities were at Sitio Sapitan and Calit in barangay Lucao and at Sitio Maligaya in Bonuan Gueset.

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The local government unit (LGU) of Dagupan has conducted an inspection and monitoring on the prices of rice being sold in public markets to ensure effective implementation of the price ceiling on rice as instructed by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. thru Executive Order No. 39 or the Imposition of Mandated Price Ceiling on Rice.

Mayor Belen Fernandez joined Department of Trade and Industry Pangasinan – Consumer Protection Division Officer-in-Charge Guillermo Avelino Jr. and personnel of the City Market Division and City Agriculture Office for a price monitoring operation among rice retailers in the city last September 5 upon the effectivity of the price cap.

The mandated price ceiling for regular milled rice is P41 per kilo and P45 per kilo for well-milled rice to ensure affordability to all consumers following reports of price manipulation that has resulted to price escalation of rice.

Measures to ease possible estimated loss of rice retailers due to high acquisition costs are being planned by the agency, according to Avelino.

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Fresh and affordable produce direct from its source were available for marketgoers at the Kadiwa ng Pangulo Dagupan City Farmer’s Day held at the CSI Mall Big Atrium in barangay Lucao from September 2 to 3, 2023.

Local products of farmers, fisherfolks and micro-small and medium enterprises in Pangasinan such as fresh fish, vegetables, fruits, cacao, chocolates, chips, dried fish, baked goods, bangus products, eggs, milk, rice and more provided consumers with choices for everyday needs.

Mayor Belen Fernandez welcomed another opportunity to market the products and help boost livelihood opportunities of participating farmer and fisherfolk groups and entrepreneurs who are based not only in Dagupan but also within Pangasinan.

The ‘Kadiwa ng Pangulo’ is part of the food sustainability agenda of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and was mounted in coordination with the Provincial Agriculture Office, CSI Group of Companies, City Agriculture Office and Public Employment Service Office.

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Senator Risa Hontiveros visited Dagupan City on August 25, 2023 to spearhead her very own medical mission for Dagupeños dubbed as ‘Liwanag at Lingap Field Hospital Services’ and the distribution of relief packages to solo parents among 31 barangays.

Mayor Belen Fernandez welcomed the legislator and expressed gratitude for her assistance to the local government unit (LGU) of Dagupan following the onslaught of Typhoon Egay that prompted city officials to declare a State of Calamity last July 28.

Some 1,000 indigent Dagupeños benefited from the Liwanag at Lingap medical services which offered free consultations, medicines, vitamins, laboratory tests such as urinalysis, blood sugar, cholesterol, blood uric acid and hemoglobin; blood pressure monitoring, electrocardiogram and fetal doppler.

These were conducted at the East Central Integrated School in barangay Mayombo (Aug. 25), T. Ayson Rosario Elementary School in barangay Calmay (Aug. 26), covered court in barangay Malued (Aug. 27) and at the North Central Elementary School in barangay Bonuan Gueset (Aug. 28).

Moreover, Sen. Hontiveros and Mayor Fernandez led the distribution of relief packages to more than 2,000 solo parents at the City Plaza (Aug. 25) during the senator’s arrival where the lawmaker cited some of the salient bills she authored to benefit single parents such as the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act and the Expanded Maternity Leave Law.

The city government is also set to provide the 1,000-peso monthly cash subsidy for minimum wage-earning solo parents in compliance with the Expanded Solo Parents Act, according to Mayor Fernandez.

Sen. Hontiveros recognized the efforts of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office, City Health Office, Department of Education, Philippine National Police, Public Order and Safety Office, solo parents, barangay councils and volunteers during the activities.

(Dagupan CIO News)


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School-aged children in barangay Carael and barangay Lucao were treated with a nutritious meal of tinola during the launching of the Goodbye Gutom or the Zero Hunger program in Dagupan on August 12.

With a touch of her signature personalized service, Mayor Belen Fernandez prepared each serving of the Filipino dish enjoyed by the children.

Bonakid milk courtesy of CSI Group of Companies and take-home goody bags consisting of rice, canned goods and coffee sachets donated by Pangasinan Governor Ramon Guico III were also distributed to the children.

Moreover, in barangay Lucao, Mayor Fernandez and Councilor Marcelino Fernandez also distributed delicious Gardenia loaf breads in different variants like wheat, raisin, chocolate, regular and ube and cheese and Magnolia sandwich spreads to children and parents as part of Goodbye Gutom.

Children should eat complete nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not experience hunger, the local chief executive stated as she informed residents of her group’s return visit to the barangay to serve tinola.

The Zero Hunger program which aims to address hunger and achieve food security, will be conducted in the different barangays in the city in coordination with the City Health Office, City Nutrition Office, barangay councils and youth volunteers.

Earlier, some 50 boxes of chicken products were donated by Gov. Guico as part of the program that is under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to promote food accessibility and sustainability.
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Dagupan City officials led by Mayor Belen Fernandez welcomed Senator Sherwin ‘Win’ Gatchalian during his visit to the city on August 12 for the turnover of 400 sacks of rice as part of the relief support of his office and the city government of Valenzuela to the city following the flooding caused by typhoon Egay.

Dubbed as Win Cares: Kalingang Handog ni Sen. Win Gatchalian, and Valenzuela City Cares program, the relief operations also covered the municipalities of Calasiao (240 sacks), Mangatarem (200 sacks) and Sta. Barbara (160 sacks).

Mayor Fernandez expressed her gratitude to the senator and the Valenzuela City Council for the support extended to Dagupenos as the local government continues its relief operations to affected residents.

Sen. Gatchalian, who served as Valenzuela mayor for nine years and brother of incumbent Valenzuela City Mayor Wes Gatchalian, is presently the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture and is an advocate of reforms to steer the country’s system of education to global standards.

Much like the leadership goal of Mayor Fernandez to prioritize scholarship programs for poor but deserving students, the senator also believes that learners should not be deprived of the opportunity for free education.

Vice Mayor Bryan Kua and Sangguniang Panlungsod members Dennis Canto, Jeslito Seen and Marcelino Fernandez; Calasiao Mayor Kevin Roy Macanlalay; Mangatarem Mayor Ramil Ventenilla and local Department of Social Welfare and Development officials joined the turnover activity.

(Dagupan CIO News)

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Mayor Belen Fernandez leads the ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of a three-storey multipurpose building in barangay Bonuan Boquig on August 10 thru the support of Senator Sonny Angara. The structure which can accommodate 1,200 people can serve as an evacuation center for residents in the One Bonuan (Bonuan Gueset, Bonuan Boquig and Bonuan Binloc) area in times of calamities. City government officials, barangay council members and residents joined the activity. Also in photos are Vice Mayor Bryan Kua, Councilor Michael Fernandez, Councilor Dennis Canto, Councilor Marcelino Fernandez, City Engineering OIC Engr. Josephine Corpuz, Executive Consultant Liberato Reyna Jr., City Local Government Operations Officer Royolita Rosario and Bonuan Boquig Punong Barangay Joseph Maramba.

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Mayor Belen Fernandez has expressed profound gratitude to people’s acts of kindness amidst the heavy flooding that submerged most parts of the city starting last week of July this year brought about by typhoon Egay.

Earlier, upon the local chief executive’s recommendation, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) declared a state of calamity in the city last July 28.

The mayor also thanked city government heads and employees, national government agencies, private sector and individuals who extended their time and effort during the relief and rescue operations of the city government that were continuously conducted regardless of the weather.

The mayor commended the following: City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Public Alert Response and Monitoring Center, Public Order and Safety Office, City Health Office, City Nutrition Office, City Engineering Office, General Services Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Legal Office, Human Resources Office, City Agriculture Office, Development Management Office, City Astrodome, Waste Management Division and City Information Office; and national government agencies such as Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Interior and Local Government and Department of Health.

Witnessing the plight of tricycle drivers who had no means of livelihood during the calamity, Mayor Fernandez had sought the assistance of Senator Imee Marcos who personally led the distribution of 2,000 pesos each to some 2,500 tricycle drivers under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program of the DSWD.

Furthermore, the mayor applauded the humanitarian assistance provided by the Embassy of  People’s Republic of China thru Consul and Head of Post, Ren Faquiang; Dagupan Filipino-Chinese Musical Association Inc. and the Filipino Chinese Amity Club, Inc. Pangasinan Chapter; Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (FFCCCII) thru George Chua Cham; Rotary Club of Makati; Unilab Foundation; Senate Spouses/Philippine College of Surgeons – Northern Luzon Chapter; Rotary Club of Dagupan; Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital; SM Foundation; Gardenia; Mama Pina’s Products; Grand 88 Gaming Corporation, PCSO Authorized Agent Corporation – Pangasinan; Pacific Paint Boysen Philippines Inc.; Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) Cares; Office of Civil Defense thru Regional Director Gregory Cayetano;  Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Augmentation Rescue team thru Col. Oro; Philippine Army 71st Infantry Battalion; 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company of Pangasinan; PNP Maritime Group; Vasandani family thru Dr. Ashok and Rocky; Fraternal Order of Eagles; Philippine Society of Nephrology; and the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology thru Dr. Rosario Pitargue.

The mayor likewise gave a huge gratitude to Congressman Christopher de Venecia; Congressman Eskimo Estrella of ABONO Partylist for the financial assistance to fisherfolks and dredging operations; Pangasinan Governor Ramon Guico III for the 50 boxes of frozen chicken that will be part of the launching of the ‘Zero Hunger’ program in the different barangays aside from 1,000 food packs and dredging operations; and Vice Gov. Mark Lambino.

Moreover, Mayor Fernandez commended the services of the barangay councils led by barangay captains as well as barangay frontliners like nurses, barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholars, barangay service point officers, barangay tanods and volunteers; and Vice Mayor Bryan Kua along with SP members Michael Fernandez, Jeslito Seen, Dennis Canto, Marcelino Fernandez, Joshua Bugayong and former Councilors Karlos Reyna, Tess Coquia, and Atty. Joey Tamayo.

Relief operations, meanwhile, are still being conducted to cover all 31 barangays, as stated by the mayor.

(Dagupan CIO News)