Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pangasinan's Pride Ana Julaton to defend WBO title

WBO World Super Bantamweight Champion Ana "Hurricane" Julaton who hails from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan is set to defend her title against Franchesca "The Chosen One" Alcanter on February 25, 2011 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California in a bout dubbed "The Return of the Hurricane".

Her fight will be aired by TV5 and its UHF Ch. 41 sports/news channel. See related post by SiRVis. 

Let us support our kaluyagan!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Writing, Publishing and Intellectual Property Round Table Discussion in Pangasinan

Pangasinan writers are invited to a Round Table Discussion about writing, publishing, intellectual property and copyright dubbed FILCOLS HUNTAHAN on January, 28 2011, 9:00 am at the Conference Room, Malong Building, Pangasinan Provincial Capitol Complex, Lingayen, Pangasinan.

The Program is as follows:
Welcome Remarks from Pangasinan Provincial Tourism Office - Malu Amor-Elduayan

Message from Ulupan na Pansiansiay Salitan Pangasinan (UPSP) - 
Erwin Fernandez
Introduction to Intellectual Property Office-Philippinesand its Copyright Support Services - Atty. Louie C. Calvario, Head of CSS, IPO-Phils.
Introduction to FILCOLS- Alvin J. Buenaventura, Executive Director, FILCOLS
Introduction to UMPIL - Abdon Balde, Jr., Chairperson, UMPIL 

Q & A/Discussion/Open forum -Writers, artists, publishers, and other participants, UMPIL, IPO-Phils. at FILCOLS
Closing Remarks - Beverly Siy, Executive Officer, FILCOLS

This event is made possible through Ulupan na Pansiansiya'y Salitan Pangasinan and Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc. (FILCOLS). The event is free of charge and open to those who are interested.  

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pangasinan Veterans' Day

January 9 is marked as Pangasinan Veterans' Day by virtue of provincial board resolution number 331-2007. This special day aims to give honor and recognition to the Pangasinense World War II veterans  for their role in the liberation of Luzon from the Japanese Army. This day is also marked in commemoration of the Lingayen Gulf landing of the Liberation Forces led by General Douglas McArthur on January 9, 1945

Monday, January 3, 2011

Pangasinense is Miss Cosmopolitan International 2010/11

Barbara “Barbie” Salvador who represented the Philippines won as Miss Cosmopolitan International 2010/11 during the coronation ceremonies of the Miss Tourism International 2010 at the Grand Ballroom of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa at Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last December 31, 2010.

The winners were: Miss Tourism International 2010/11
Netherland - Nathalie Den Dekker

Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2010/11
Australia - Holly Anne Visser

Miss Tourism Global 2010/11
Venezuela - Stephany Gonzalez

Miss Cosmopolitan International 2010/11
Philippines - Barbara Salvador

Dreamgirl of the Year International 2010/11
Mongolia - Borgoljin Bayarsaikhan

Barbara Salvador who hails from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan also won as Miss Kai Radiance.  Barbie represented the Philippines as she is the Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2010 titleholder. She was a guest during the World Tourism Week celebration held in Pangasinan last September.

Made in Pangasinan: The Swords of Lord of the Rings, Braveheart and Batman Begins

Do you know what the movies Lord of the Rings, Braveheart and Batman Begins have in common aside from being epic action blockbusters? The swords and blades used in the films are from the Philippines. 

They did not come from Batangas where the balisong (a knife) is famous for but from a town in Pangasinan named Pozorrubio. The maker of the world class knives and swords is Blade Culture International (BCI). Hernando de Guzman, an entrepreneurial management degree holder and proprietor of BCI inherited this 20 year old family legacy from his father and grandfather who were both blacksmiths. 

Because the swords and knives are bestsellers and blockbusters like the movies in which they were used, BCI has distributors in the United States, Germany, France and Singapore. The craft is world class and superior in quality that its Japanese line composed of katana or samurai swords has won for the company its first international award.

Among the shop's clientele are foreign military men, collectors and hobbyists who troop to BCI's shop at Brgy. Palacpalac, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan to place their orders.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ulupan na Pansiansiay Salitan Pangasinan (UPSP) to hold 2nd UPSP Creative Writing and Seminar Workshop

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The Ulupan na Pansiansiay Salitan Pangasinan (UPSP) will hold the 2nd UPSP Creative Writing and Seminar Workshop on July 27-29, 2011 in Lingayen, Pangasinan. It has two components: creative writing to hone the literary skills of Pangasinan writers by becoming one of the thirteen UPSP fellows to be selected and seminar workshop for teachers in elementary, secondary and tertiary levels to acquaint them with Pangasinan literature, literary craft and criticism, orthography, culture and history. To qualify as a UPSP Fellow, writers are invited to submit ANY of the following in Pangasinan, Ibaloi, Kankanaey, Kalanguya, Ilongot, Iloko, Bolinao, Tagalog (with Pangasinan or English translati on), English (with Pangasinan translation): three (3) poems, one (1) short story, one (1) essay, one (1) zarzuela in hard copy. An application form with 2x2 picture and either notarized OR attested to by a witness as to the originality of the work must be included. Five fellows will be allotted for Pangasinan, one each for Ibaloi, Kankanaey, Kalanguya, Ilongot, Iloko, Bolinao, Tagalog and English. The fellows will be provided with transportation allowance and accommodation.

Entries become the property of the UPSP. Applicants should keep a copy of their entries. Deadline of submission is on June 30, 2011. Send applications to: Erwin S. Fernandez, 04 Mitura St. San Vicente West, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, to Dr. Catalina L. Felicitas or Prof. Elnora B. Dudang, c/o Department of Natural Science, CAST, PSU Lingayen. Entries sent through email at are strongly encouraged. For inquiries, please call 09152881008 or email the same address above.
Participating in the seminar workshop would mean registering on the first day by paying a fee for the kit, snacks and meals, attending all the lectures and participating in the discussions as warranted with a certificate to be given on the last day. Pre-registration form should be sent to the same email address on or before July 26.

You may download the application and pre-registration form here.
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