Pangasinan Regional News


DAGUPAN CITY — The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) belied a viral post on Facebook about an alleged “Mananabas” roaming in villages in Dasol town and Alaminos City.
Senior Inspector Ria Tacderan, information officer of PPPO, said there was no hacking incident recorded in Dasol and Alaminos City, or sighting of the “Mananabas” in those areas upon verification from its police stations.
Earlier, the Alaminos City police issued a statement that there is no incident of hacking in the city involving a mentally retarded individual as stated in the Facebook post.
Tacderan added that the Dasol police called the poser but the latter could not confirm the veracity of the incident and said that he merely shared the post sent to him on Facebook.
Meanwhile, Alaminos City information officer Venus Balgua said the poser made a public apology for sharing the post which caused panic among the netizens.
In a blog of the Philippine Urban Legends, it said that the “Mananabas” is an infamous urban legend in Pangasinan which scares people, especially the youth.
“A scythe-wielding killer, his name comes from the word ‘tabas’ meaning ‘to cut,’ because he is said to murder people by cutting off their heads,” it said. — April M. Bravo/PIA Pangasinan
Pangasinan Regional News

Securing a Land Title Made Easy in Pangasinan Town

LABRADOR, Pangasinan, — Securing a land title for a property owned for many years was made easy for the constituents of Labrador town as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Pangasinan signed an agreement with the local government here to hasten the implementation of land titling project.

Labrador Mayor Dominador Arenas signed the memorandum of partnership agreement (MOPA) with DENR Regional Executive Director Reynulfo Juan on Nov. 28 at the municipal hall in this town.

Lawyer Arlyn Katherine Buduhan, officer-in-charge of the Dagupan City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), said the public land titling in partnership with the local government unit is the first step towards government’s commitment for a long-term Land Administration and Management Program.

“DENR Region 1 recognizes the important role of the municipality of Labrador as partner in the conduct of activities and delivery of services to all the constituents of Labrador,” the agreement reads.

Vice Mayor Artemio Arenas said the partnership with DENR will be of a greater help to the constituents of Labrador as they will no longer travel to Dagupan City to transact with CENRO in securing their land tenure.

“Kami po ay nagpapasalamat dahil malaking tulong sa amin ito (public land titling project),” the vice mayor said. (JNPD/EMBS/PIA-1, Pangasinan)