By Neal H. Cruz
The McAdore Hotel is an abandoned building in Dagupan City. When it was built years ago, it was the pride of Dagupan, earning the monikers “International Palace” and “Star of the North.” The owners had such grand plans for it.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Pangasinan is supposed to have gotten its name from its famous gourmet product, a coarse, pinkish sea salt (asin) praised by discriminating cooks all over the world. Pangasinan, depending on your informant, means either “land of salt” or “place where salt is made.”
THIS REFERS to the news item titled “Pangasinan groups broaden mining protest” (Inquirer, 11/25/12).
It’s almost cosmic justice that milkfish (bangus) growers who have lost hundreds of tons of the fresh-water fish and other varieties to the fishkill that have plagued Batangas and Pangasinan have had to feed their losses to crocodiles in croc farms.
By Neal H. Cruz
The massive fishkills in Taal Lake, Batangas, and in parts of Pangasinan were caused by a five-letter word: G-R-E-E-D. The fish pen and fish cage operators were so greedy for profit that they overstocked their fish pens and cages with fingerlings. There is so much profit from raising milkfish and tilapia in fish pens and [...]
By Rina Jimenez-David
“BOCHA” IS a term that has come to be associated with so-called “double-dead” pork, beef or chicken, meaning livestock that have died from diseases or other causes and sold as butchered meat. The term has unsavory connotations, since “double-dead” meat is unsafe and poses health risks to human consumers. Now a new term has emerged [...]