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21 Oct 2016 - ‘Lawin’ displaces 31,000 families in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) disclosed on Thursday that the recent onslaught of super typhoon Lawin has displaced some 31,841 families or 134,893 individuals in Central Luzon. OCD-3 Director and RDRRMC Chairman Josefina Timoteo said 10,513 families or 39,576 persons from the 333 affected barangays were housed in various evacuation centers across the region while 7,629 families or 34,530 persons settled outside the centers.
21 Oct 2016 - Mayors condemn violent dispersal of militant groupsANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan expressed indignation over the violence that recently occurred in front of the US Embassy, where scores of demonstrators and policemen were injured. Pamintuan, adviser to the Philippine Government (GRP) Peace Panel and president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), said he and former city league president Herbert Bautista prepared a joint statement expressing deep concern on the incident.
20 Oct 2016 - Typhoons submerge 5 Pampanga townsPAMPANGA -- Five municipalities in Pampanga are now submerged in floodwaters after two consecutive typhoons dumped rains in a span of one week.
According to the Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), 27 villages from the towns of Candaba, Masantol, Macabebe, San Luis and San Simon are experiencing up to 10 feet of floods brought by the onslaught of Typhoon "Karen" and Super Typhoon "Lawin".
20 Oct 2016 - Pagasa: Pampanga River may overflow with persistent rainsPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday disclosed that the Pampanga River may overflow and cause heavy flooding if downpours brought by Super Typhoon "Lawin" persist.
PAGASA-Pampanga River Basin and Flood Forecasting and Warning Center Officer-in-Charge Hilton Hernandez said that Pampanga River in Arayat almost reached its critical level with 7.1 meters while the Candaba portion is near spilling level with 5.74 meters as of 4:00 a.m. Thursday.
20 Oct 2016 - 4Ps to get extra benefits in rice allowancePAMPANGA -- The beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps are set to receive additional benefits in terns of rice allowance.
The amount each family will be receiving will be the equivalent of 20 kilos of rice each month.
19 Oct 2016 - Clark International Airport named '15th best in Asia'CLARK FREEPORT --- The Clark International Airport (CRK) was ranked 15th best airport in Asia in a survey conducted by the Sleeping in Airports.
Other Philippine international gateways that were voted by travellers include Iloilo International Airport (ILO), Top 12; Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), Top 14; and Davao Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO), Top 26.
19 Oct 2016 - Gov’t firm lauded for low transportation fares in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) has commended the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for "helping" facilitate lower fares on public utility vehicles.
During the investors' recent general membership meeting, CILA president Joselito P. Go said the minimum fare in Clark is cheaper compared to jeepney fares outside the Freeport.
19 Oct 2016 - DPWH sets flood mitigation projects for 4th district townsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is preparing various projects for Pampanga to address the perennial flooding problem in low-lying municipalities of the province.
Through the implementation of the Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (IDRR-CCA) Measures in Low Lying Areas of Pampanga Bay Project, the national government aims to minimize the adverse effects of flooding in the province.
19 Oct 2016 - Pampanga eyes national Gawad Kalasag awardPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga through its Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) is eyeing the National Gawad Kalasag (Kalamidad at Sakuna Labanan, Sariling Galing ang Kaligtasan) award.
This came after PDRRMC Pampanga bagged the hall of fame award for the Regional Gawad Kalasag Awards given by Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Central Luzon held recently at Subic Freeport Zone.
18 Oct 2016 - PDDRMO: Prepare and don't panicPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on Tuesday disclosed that Capitol is ready for the onslaught of severe Typhoon Lawin (international name Haima) and its possible effects on Pampanga when it slams Northern Luzon by Thursday.
PDRRMC head Angie Blanco on Tuesday told Sun.Star Pampanga that all necessary interventions have been made and measures are still in place after Typhoon Karen crossed Central Luzon over the weekend.
18 Oct 2016 - 3 found dead with 4-inch nails in headsPAMPANGA -- Three men with four-inch nails punctured on top of their heads were found inside a car in Barangay Sta. Lucia, Magalang, Pampanga, over the weekend.
Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3-) director, identified the fatalities as Mark Gil Ramos, 36; Jessie Miranda and Ariel Adrinao, 40, all residents of Barangay West Poblacion, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija.
18 Oct 2016 - Investors bullish on Clark as growth centerCLARK FREEPORT -- Developers of a logistics center here on Tuesday expressed confidence about the potential of Clark as the country's growth center.
Officials of the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC), led by their Chief Executive Officer Mark Williams stressed this during the topping off ceremony for the two towers inside the AeroPark Campus mixed used facility inside the 177-hectare Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC).
18 Oct 2016 - Macabebe approves demolition of fishpensPAMPANGA -- Amid the battle of this town between a neighboring municipality and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on the demolition of fishpens, the local government here expressed approval on the project in areas of their jurisdiction.
This was disclosed by Municipal Administrator and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Officer (MDRRMO) Jomel Cruz in an exclusive interview with Sun.Star Pampanga recently.
18 Oct 2016 - Central Luzon braces for 'Lawin'PAMPANGA -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) on Tuesday, October 18, ordered to prepare for the possible effects of Typhoon Lawin, which is seen to intensify into a super typhoon.
Josefina Timoteo, chairperson of the RDRRMC and regional director of the Office of Civil Defense in Central Luzon, said all provincial and municipal disaster councils in Central Luzon have been ordered to remain on alert status and undertake precautionary measures and other disaster response activities.
17 Oct 2016 - Pampanga enters Kalasag hall of famePAMPANGA -- The Province of Pampanga, through its Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), has been elevated to the Hall of Fame of the Gawad Kalasag Award after winning for the third straight year.
The Gawad Kalasag (Kalamidad at Sakuna Labanan, Sariling Galing ang Kaligtasan) Award is conferred by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) to local DRRMCs that have implemented best practices and undertaken humanitarian assistance.
17 Oct 2016 - 12 Kapampangans conquer Ironman Taiwan challengePAMPANGA -- Twelve Kapampangan triathletes completed the tough race in the Ironman Championship held October 2 in Penghu, Taiwan.
The tri-athletes from Pampanga were Rondee Aquino, Jason Caguiat, Cyril Bermudo, Arvin Bituin, Bryan De Mata, Mark Jingco, Adrian Lugasing, Cherry Sanchez, Jonathan Sunga, Abe Tayag, Jerry Yutuc and Raffy Zapata.
17 Oct 2016 - 'Karen' victims get initial aidPAMPANGA -- Member-agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) have provided initial aid to families displaced by typhoon Karen in Central Luzon.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said 5,000 family food packs were delivered directly from their National Relief Operations Center in Metro Manila to a satellite warehouse at the Nueva Ecija Home for Girls in Palayan City.
17 Oct 2016 - Masantol starts reformation of 436 drug surrendereesPAMPANGA -- After the intensive campaign which urged drug suspects to surrender themselves to authorities, the Masantol local government here has started the reformation of 436 drug surrenderees.
Mayor Danilo Guintu, together with the Philippine National Police and Department of Interior and Local Government, launched this town's "Bahay Pagbabago" which kicked off the formal rehabilitation process of drug dependents who voluntarily turned themselves in to the government.
16 Oct 2016 - Second hall of fame award: CSF most business friendly city anewPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando was named anew the most business friendly local government unit in the component city category on by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. or PCCI.
The PCCI's recognition and second hall of fame citation this year is the sixth since the city government was first cited in 2009.
16 Oct 2016 - No Yuletide holiday for Oplan Kandado program in CLPAMPANGA -- There will be no Yuletide break in the implementation of the Oplan Kandado program as the Bureau of Internal Revenue Region IV (RR-4) is set to close 10 more establishments in Central Luzon.
THE BIR said six establishments may be closed in Pampanga alone.
16 Oct 2016 - BIR sets completion of P600-M building on Dec 2017PAMPANGA -- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 regional director Jethro Sabariaga is confident that the new P600 million new building project in Barangay Sindalan will be completed by December 2017.
Sabariaga told Sun.Star Pampanga that the builder of the said project is catching up on the delayed construction due to recent inclement weather conditions.
15 Oct 2016 - CL hardware dealers, manufacturers meet to discuss uncertified productsANGELES CITY -- Hardware stores owners and manufacturers in Central Luzon met at the conference room of the Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office III (DTI-3) on Friday to update them on regulations on product standards.
The event also aims to coordinate the needs of hardware and construction materials dealers for certified products, especially mandatory products.
15 Oct 2016 - Kapampangan center to launch Simbulan book on PMAANGELES CITY -- The Center for Kapampangan Studies will host the second launching of Dr. Dante Simbulan's much-anticipated autobiography, “Whose Side Are We On? Memoirs of a PMAer,” on Tuesday, October 25 at 3 p.m. at the Casa Nena, Holy Angel University in Angeles City.
The Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPeg) and the Center for the Study of Social Change (CSSC) will co-sponsor the book’s initial launch at the University of the Philippines in Diliman on October 20.
15 Oct 2016 - Kuwaiti firm sets topping off of 2 AeroPark Campus towersCLARK FREEPORT -- Kuwaiti firm KGL Investment Company (KGLI) has set the topping off of two buildings inside its AeroPark Campus located inside the 177-hectare Global Gateway Logistics City of Clark Civil Aviation Complex.
The topping off ceremony for the One West and Two West towers, which are included in the initial phase of the AeroPark Campus Quad 1, will be held at 10:30 am on October 18 (Tuesday).
15 Oct 2016 - PhilHealth coverage for all Pinoys pushedMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Loren Legarda has pushed for PhilHealth coverage of all Filipinos by next year as she augmented the budget of the Department of Health (DOH) to achieve said target.
According to the DOH, there are about eight million Filipinos still not covered by PhilHealth.
15 Oct 2016 - Central Luzon braces for Typhoon 'Karen'PAMPANGA -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) here Saturday alerted all its local councils and offices in Central Luzon to monitor and prepare for the possible effects of Typhoon Karen.
Josefina Timoteo, chairperson of the RDRRMC and regional director of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), said members of the disaster councils have been ordered to undertake precautionary measures and other disaster response activities.
15 Oct 2016 - Mayor moves to ease traffic in San Simon townPAMPANGA -- With the growing traffic situation caused by a roadwork in town, San Simon Mayor Leonora Wong is set to implement traffic measures to ease gridlock at the CDCP junction.
Motorists and commuters passing by the intersection in Barangay Sta. Monica here have been lamenting the unusual traffic jam experienced in the said area, which halts their daily transportation going to their schools and offices.
15 Oct 2016 - NYC urges CL youth to venture to agriculturePAMPANGA -- The National Youth Commission (NYC) called on youngsters in Central Luzon to venture to agriculture to sustain the country's food security.
“The average age of farmers in the Philippines is 57. Young people must go back to agriculture and continue farming,” NYC Commissioner for Luzon Percival Cendaña said.
13 Oct 2016 - Exec defends cops on drug war slaysMABALACAT CITY -- Vice-Mayor Christian Halili defended the police force saying that the recent killings of some drugs personalities in this city are "not deliberate."
Halili said that it is against the will of police officers to engage in a shootout with the suspects.
13 Oct 2016 - Clark, Subic welcome railway developmentCLARK FREEPORT -- The plan to put up a railway that will connect Clark Freeport and Subic Bay is a welcome development.
Noel Tulabut, head of the Clark Development Corporation Communications Department, said that project "presents once again the government's firm resolve to develop further the two former US military bases which have become the engines of growth in Central Luzon."
13 Oct 2016 - Commission wants barangay youth task force strengthenedPAMPANGA -- The National Youth Commission (NYC) the Youth Task Force (YTF) at the barangay level strengthened following the postponement of village polls this month.
NYC Executive Director Lex Tupas said that YTF members must undergo intensive training in order for them to efficiently serve their respective villages.
13 Oct 2016 - CL cops create 88 reformation centersPAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office III in Camp Olivas has established some 88 "Bahay Pagbabago" or reformation centers in Central Luzon for drug users and pushers during the first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Deputy Chief of Regional Operations Division PSupt. Donato Bait said that the centers offer moral recovery programs and skills training for drug surrenderees.
13 Oct 2016 - Angeles City wins ATOP Pearl Award anewANGELES CITY -- It's a back-to-back victory for this highly urbanized city as it once again bagged the grand prize in the recently concluded 11th Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines - Department of Tourism (ATOP-DOT) Pearl Awards, held at the Royce Hotel and Casino in Clark Freeport Zone.
Under the Best Practices in Community-based Responsible Tourism - Heritage Conservation Category, Angeles won with the entry, "Safeguarding Angeles City Heritage: Success Stories and Beyond," which highlights the city's efforts in protecting, promoting and sustaining its heritage legacy.
12 Oct 2016 - DPWH to work 24/7 on JASA roadworksPAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways Region III (DPWH-3) vowed to expedite the rehabilitation of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) in San Fernando which has been causing traffic gridlocks and inconvenience to motorists and commuters.
This was bared by DPWH-3 Assistant Regional Director Laureta Malaluan, saying the agency and its project contractor will work 24 hours every day to ensure completion of the project at the soonest possible time.
12 Oct 2016 - Detained actor won't get special treatmentPAMPANGA -- Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez will not get any special treatment while in detention at the Pampanga Provincial Jail (PPJ).
This was disclosed by PPJ Warden Edwin Mangiliman and Police Regional Office III Director Aaron Aquino on Wednesday, following Fernandez's transfer on Tuesday to the presidio from the Angeles City District Jail, which the actor and his mother Alma Moreno described as "congested."
12 Oct 2016 - Sinukwan Festival is about the 'Kapampangan soul'PAMPANGA -- Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan Inc. (FLKI) chair Maria Theresa Laus said that this year's Sinukwan Festival will continue to showcase everything good in the Kapampangan spirit.
"More than just street dancing and cultural events, the Sinukwan Festival unites Kapampangan communities and binds Kapampangans in culture and traditions uniquely our own," Laus said during Tuesday's twin launching of the Sinukwan Festival and the Giant Lantern Festival at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.
12 Oct 2016 - Capitol officially opens MOKA nomineesPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga through the office of the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTOP) officially opened Wednesday the submission of nominees for the Most Outstanding Kapampangan Awards (MOKA).
Nominees for MOKA must meet all the qualifications: strictly must be Kapampangan by blood or by birth; has personal accomplishments and/or body of work/s that have contributed to the betterment of the Kapampangan race and has overwhelming achievements in chosen field in which enhances the honor and reputation of the Kapampangan people.
11 Oct 2016 - Balibago declared 'drug-cleared' villageANGELES CITY --- The city's entertainment village of Balibago has been declared a "cleared" barangay in terms of illegal drugs.
Balibago Chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac said his village was declared a "drug-cleared" barangay after about 85 percent of the 243 suspected drug pushers and users, who surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and barangay officials, already disengaged from their illegal activities.
11 Oct 2016 - Mayor 'serenades' drug users, pushersPAMPANGA -- In a show of support to the provincial government's program dubbed "Dalan ning Pamagbayu" or "Road to Change," the San Luis chief executive here serenaded villagers in the 17 barangays during Sunday's motorcade in this town.
Mayor Venancio "Asyong" Macapagal, singing the song "Bawal na Gamot " and "May Bukas Pa," serenaded his constituents to seek help in the fight against illegal drugs.
11 Oct 2016 - Pineda defies SC order; halts demolition of Masantol fishpensPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda recently assured fisherfolk of this town that no demolition of fishpens will be done until issues and concerns of both sides are addressed.
This was after the fish farmers, together with local officials led by Mayor Danilo Guintu and residents of coastal villages expressed concern and rallied over the ongoing project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to remove the fishpens and other obstructions at the Pampanga River.
11 Oct 2016 - Sinukwan 2016 to highlight use of Kapampangan languagePAMPANGA -- As the Sinukwan Festival turns 18 this year, the San Fernando city government together with the Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan has slated a week-long calendar of activities that will focus on the promotion of Kapampangan language.
This year's Sinukwan Festival Chairperson Michelle Ong said that the use of Kapampangan language among youth nowadays seems to be fading due to engagement in various technology and social media platforms where use of the English language "seems to be a must."
11 Oct 2016 - Chinese, 3 Taiwanese found deadPAMPANGA -- A Chinese national and three Taiwanese were found dead in along McArthur highway in Barangay Baliti, City of San Fernando, Tuesday morning.
Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, said Jia Cheng Chen alias Michael Chen was found inside a Gray Ford Explorer without plate number with conduction sticker No. 0094.
10 Oct 2016 - Lazatin: Drugs, traffic must be addressedANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. over the weekend expressed disappointment on the earlier statement of the city council's majority bloc that "illegal drugs and not traffic" is the major problem of the city.
Lazatin said the majority bloc is reacting to his statement issued to the members of the Capampangan in Media Inc. last September 23, where he said that traffic is the city's major problem.
10 Oct 2016 - Kapampangan vets get medical services, medicines from VMMCPAMPANGA -- War veterans and Armed Forces of the Philippines veterans in Pampanga were able to avail of medical check-ups and medicines from the hospital staff and doctors during Monday's program at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.
It was a medical mission and symposium made possible through the effort of the Pampanga provincial government and the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC).
10 Oct 2016 - 11 Pampanga hospitals now VMMC partnersPAMPANGA -- Veterans and their dependents can now avail of medical and hospital services from 11 provincial and district hospitals in Pampanga as the Department of National Defense and the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) and the provincial government have entered into an agreement where veterans can refund certain hospital expenses with the VMMC.
VMCC Medical Professional Staff Dr. Dominador Chiong, Jr. said the program aims to address the health care needs of veterans and their qualified dependents who do not have convenient access to VMMC and provide partial subsidy for the hospitalization expenses and reimbursement of certain select procedures and additional benefits.
9 Oct 2016 - EdPam: No snag in peace talksANGELES CITY -- City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that there are no snags in the peace talks and the second round of the negotiation between the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) went very well.
"There were some debates and disagreements on issues but that is understandable. At the end of the day, the unity on major points far outweighed the few debates," said Pamintuan, who is also the League of Cities of the Philippines president and adviser of the GRP peace panel.
9 Oct 2016 - Mark Anthony transferred to Angeles City district jailANGELES CITY -- Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez, who was arrested for possession of a kilo of marijuana last week, was transferred on Saturday to the district jail at Camp Pepito in Barangay Sto. Domingo in this city.
Fernandez, who was initially detained at the Police Station 6, is now staying at Cell Number 8, which has three double deck beds.
9 Oct 2016 - San Simon to implement truck banPAMPANGA -- To further address the growing traffic situation in San Simon, the local government here is set to implement a truck ban in major thoroughfares.
Under the SB Ordinance No. 16-008 or Truck Ban Ordinance approved September 22, all types of trucks will be prohibited to traverse roads including the San Simon-Apalit road, San Simon-Minalin boundary, one kilometer portion of Quezon road from the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) bridge and the CDCP road in Barangay Sta. Monica here.
8 Oct 2016 - UK-based newspaper features vintage car restorer in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -— A locator inside this Freeport was recently featured for Filipino craftsmanship in restoring vintage cars in one of the leading publications in the United Kingdom.
Byrnes Motor Trust (BMT), which restores vintage cars from other countries, was featured in The Telegraph publication based in UK.
8 Oct 2016 - Senior citizens benefit from medical missionMABALACAT CITY -– Hundreds of senior citizens in this city benefitted from a medical mission set by the Mabalacat City Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (Osca).
OSCA head Rizalino Tuazon said that his office initiated the medical mission in line with the Elderly Week 2016 celebration which was held at the Jade Hall, Xevera Lot Only in Barangay Tabun.
8 Oct 2016 - Village folk pitch in for CCTV camerasPAMPANGA -- Residents of Guagua Barangay Maquiapo here pooled their contributions together to purchase and have installed CCTV cameras in their village.
Barangay Maquiapo Chairman Delano Serrano said that after almost one month, the village folk were able to raise some P50,000 as downpayment for 16 CCTV cameras to be used for monitoring and ensuring the safety of residents here from crimes and other untoward incidents.
8 Oct 2016 - Lawmaker urges Porac villages to strengthen health programsPAMPANGA -- Porac councilor and Ex-Officio Board Member Olga Frances “Fritzie” David-Dizon urged village officials of her town to strengthen medical assistance in their villages.
This came as David-Dizon gave a digital blood pressure monitor from the Department of Health to the Porac Medical Team.
8 Oct 2016 - First 100 days of Duterte: Farmers ask for government reformsPAMPANGA -- Central Luzon farmers have joined their counterparts under the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) in calling the “poor sectors” to further drive President Duterte to the nationwide clamor for fundamental reforms in governance.
The militant Anakpawis Partylist led more than 2,000 farmers from Central Luzon, Bicol, Cagayan Valley, and Mindanao that converged at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) compound.
8 Oct 2016 - 1,504 oriented on solo parents welfare actPAMPANGA -- Some 1,504 solo parents were given orientation on the Solo Parents Welfare Act, known as Republic Act 8972, by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) in the 19 towns and cities of the province.
Jill Quimosing, PSWD social worker officer I said the orientation was aimed at providing assistance to solo parents on how they could they avail of the benefits and privileges to augment their necessary needs in raising their children alone.
8 Oct 2016 - Porac quarrymen agree to stop P200-fee hikePAMPANGA -- The Porac Quarry Association (PQA) has agreed to suspend its collection of an additional P200 fee on trucks that haul sand and gravel from the town, in effect ruling out a price increase of the commodity valued in the construction industry following a request from Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda and the Pampanga Provincial Board.
"We accede to the appeal of the honorable vice-governor and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) to hold the collection of P200 in the meantime," Antonio Ayson, PQA director, announced when the hearing on the matter resumed at Max's Restaurant in Villa del Sol here on Friday.
8 Oct 2016 - Militants convey dismay on farmers’ plight in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- A group of militant protesters, mostly farmers, flocked in front of the Provincial Capitol to express their dismay over the current situation of farmers in Central Luzon.
The militant group protested to show their concerns in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte’s first 100 days as chief executive of the country.
7 Oct 2016 - 2 get ax for attempted trafficking of 3 minorsANGELES CITY -- Two suspects charged with the attempted cybersex trafficking of three minors in Angeles City were convicted recently after the court found them guilty beyond reasonable doubt and were sentenced to a straight penalty of 15 years imprisonment plus pay a fine of P500,000.
The court convicted Lyan A. Tandeg and Shellina A. Nisperos, who have been arrested by National Bureau of Investigation-Cyber crime Division (NBI-CD) for producing child pornographic materials and pimping three minors, an eight year old and two 11 year old girls.
7 Oct 2016 - October 10, 21 declared special holidays in AngelesANGELES CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared October 10 and 21 special non-working holidays here in celebration of the city's "Fiestang Kuliat" and the Tigtigan Terakan Keng Daan street festival, which symbolizes the resiliency of the Angeleños after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo.
Proclamation Number 66, which was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, stated that Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan requested the Office of the President to declare the dates as holidays in order for the people of Angeles City to celebrate and participated in the event.
7 Oct 2016 - Lubao mayor is new PML presidentPAMPANGA -- Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab has been elected as new president of the Pampanga Mayors League (PML) during Friday's meeting of the group's officers and members composed of the different mayors of the various towns of the province.
Cayabyab, the daughter of Governor Lilia Pineda and sister to Vice-Gov. Dennis Pineda, was elected on Friday in the capital city.
7 Oct 2016 - Former seaman nabbed for drugsMABALACAT CITY -- A former seaman was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by elements of the city police recently.
Elmar Manarang Salazar, 37, was arrested at Sitio Gasdam in Barangay Dau by elements of the city police intelligence division headed by Senior Inspector Melvin Florida.
6 Oct 2016 - DPWH: No vertical clearance on overpass 'compromised'PAMPANGA -- Department of Public Works and Highways Region III Director Antonio Molano, Jr. on Thursday assured motorists, pedestrians and the public that no structures will be compromised by the ongoing road upgrading and rehabilitation at the Barangay Dolores portion of Jose Abad Santos Avenue in San Fernando.
This was after several motorists and stakeholders raised concern over the possible lowering of the vertical clearance on an existing footbridge and pedestrian overpass due to elevation by at least one foot of the major thoroughfare.
6 Oct 2016 - Hailili asks cops to orient village execs on drug labsMABALACAT CITY -- Vice Mayor Christian Halili has asked the city police to orient village officials regarding hog farms used as laboratories in manufacturing illegal drugs.
Halili said the orientation is important because barangay officials will learn how shabu is produced and what the drug laboratories look like.
5 Oct 2016 - Pampanga tops in day care workers, centers accreditation in CLPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga is number one in Central Luzon with the accreditation of 454 active day care workers (DCWs) and 454 day care centers (DCCs).
Pampanga was followed by Bulacan with the accreditation of active 524 DCWs and 509 DCCs; Bataan with 219 DWCs and 208 DCCs; Tarlac with 393 DCWs and 375 DCCs; Aurora with 152 DCWs and 133 DCCs; Nueva Ecija with 279 DCWs and 253 DCCs; and Zambales with 40 DCWs and 39 DCCs.
5 Oct 2016 - Diño assumes SBMA top postSUBIC BAY -- Newly appointed Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Martin Diño on Monday assumed the top post here after accepting the official SBMA flag from outgoing chairman Roberto Garcia in a turnover ceremony held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center here.
The turnover ceremony was the first public appearance of Diño before employees of SBMA and local government officials from Zambales, Bataan and Olongapo City.
5 Oct 2016 - AboitizPower plans to acquire stakes on Bataan power plantsMABALACAT CITY -- The Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower), through its subsidiary Therma Power, Inc. (TPI), has announced its proposed acquisition of indirect partnership interests held by funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) in GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co. (GMCP) and GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. (GNPD).
TPI will hold an indirect effective interest of 66.1 percent in GMCP and 40 percent in GNPD.
5 Oct 2016 - Top cop: Actor may rot in jail for 'grass'PAMPANGA -- Philippine National Police Region III Director Aaron Aquino on Tuesday disclosed that actor Mark Anthony Fernandez may rot in jail if proven guilty of the cases filed against him.
Fernandez was recently arrested by police in a checkpoint in Angeles City for possession of about one kilo of marijuana in his vehicle.
4 Oct 2016 - Pamintuan: People will accept peace agreement with NDFANGELES CITY -- "The ongoing peace negotiation with the National Democratic Front has the support of our people. The future peace agreement will be embraced by the Filipino nation."
Thus said Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, government peace panel adviser, in reaction to the rejection in a plebiscite of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army or FARC-EP.
4 Oct 2016 - Guv urges Duterte to sign EO creating Pampanga Task ForcePAMPANGA -- Following the discovery of suspected shabu laboratories in the province, the Governor Lilia Pineda urged President Rodrigo Duterte to sign an executive order (EO) for the creation of the Pampanga Task Force.
Pineda said the Task Force will be of help in solving the illegal drug problem in the province.
4 Oct 2016 - Pampanga to showcase best tourism practices in ATOP conventionCLARK FREEPORT -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga is bent on exhibiting its best tourism practices in the upcoming 17th Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) National Convention.
ATOP president Alphonsus Tesoro, concurrent Capiz provincial tourism and cultural affairs officer, said that with this event, Pampanga will have the opportunity to showcase its cultural heritage to the different provinces of the country.
4 Oct 2016 - Hundreds flock to VDLR Marian exhibitPAMPANGA -- The Marian Festival held by an elite group of image owners in Sta Rita attracted hundreds of Marian devotees and lay faithful from all across the province.
The Parochial Marian Exhibit of Virgen Delos Remedios Parish organized by Marian enthusiasts in Pampanga’s second district staged a five-day exhibit of antique and newly commissioned Marian images at the parish’s multipurpose building here from October 1 to 5.
4 Oct 2016 - More than 100 MSMEs to join Likha ng Central Luzon 2016ANGELES CITY -- More than 100 micro, small, and medium enterprises will join the Likha ng Central Luzon (LCL) 2016 which is slated from October 10 to 13 at Old Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center, Makati City.
“LCL is major regional trade promotion activity jointly organized by us and Philexport Region 3 with the full support of Regional Development Council and Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation Inc. The event is also supported by WhenInManila.com,” Department of Trade and Industry Regional Director Judith Angeles said.
4 Oct 2016 - Drug surrenderee killed in MasantolPAMPANGA -- A self-confessed drug user who surrendered to authorities of Masantol town was recently gunned down by still unidentified suspects.
The victim identified as Joseph Bustos was killed by two gunmen onboard a motorcycle while taking his snacks at a store in Barangay Cambasi.
4 Oct 2016 - Lawmakers seek inquiry on Clark Green City projectMABALACAT CITY -- A group of congressmen is pushing for an inquiry on the possible impact of the 36,000-hectare Clark Green City (CGC) project to the indigenous people in Tarlac and Pampanga.
This was gleaned in a proposed House of Representative Resolution Number 383 introduced by Representatives Ariel Casilao, Carlos Isagani Zarate, Emmi De Jesus, Antonio Tinio, Arlene Brosas, France Castro, and Sarah Jane Elago.
3 Oct 2016 - Businessman decries government harassmentPAMPANGA -- A prominent businessman has decried the alleged continuous harassment on its property near the regional government center here by a government body.
Antonio Koh, president of the First St. Francisco Realty and Development Corporation, which owns the two-hectare lot near the Diosdado Macapagal Regional Center in Barangay Maimpis, assailed what he called the highhanded efforts by the Management Committee of the center to prevent them from conducting lawful business activities inside their property using the road leading to the center.
3 Oct 2016 - 2,698 barangays in Central Luzon still infected by drugsPAMPANGA -- A total of 2,698 barangays in Central Luzon are still infected by illegal drugs while 539 of them were totally cleared as of September 30.
According to Superintendent Oscar Jacildo, chief of the Regional Police Community Relations Division (RPCRD3), those still infected are barangays in Aurora, 125; Bataan, 218; Bulacan, 525; Nueva Ecija, 693; Pampanga, 479; Tarlac, 405; Zambales, 203; Angeles City, 33; and Olongapo City, 17.
3 Oct 2016 - Guv wants full investigation of shabu labsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda yesterday disclosed that she wants Capitol and other bodies to conduct a coordinated full-scale investigation on the existence of clandestine shabu laboratories in the province.
During a press conference at Capitol, Governor Pineda stressed she wants to get hold of thorough reports from authorities like the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and even the Department of Interior and Local Government which oversees frontliners like barangay officials and local chief executives.
3 Oct 2016 - Ang Hortaleza Foundation provides livelihood training to MasantoleñosPAMPANGA -- In a bid to impart vocational skills to indigent people, the Ang Hortaleza Foundation, through the Rotary Club of Timog recently provided livelihood training to some 33 residents here.
The Ang Hortaleza Foundation, an institution which promotes inclusive progress for every Filipino through trainings and educational assistance, has been helping indigent people, not only in Pampanga but in the whole country as well.
3 Oct 2016 - Motorists, commuters irked at 'slow-paced' JASA worksPAMPANGA -- Hundreds of motorists and commuters are irked over the "slow-paced" road construction project along the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA), which causes heavy traffic jams at the major thoroughfare.
According to motorists, the road works being facilitated by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been causing inconvenience in their travel, both during sunny and rainy days.
3 Oct 2016 - DepEd to launch documentaries on best teaching practicesPAMPANGA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) Central Luzon will be launching its first ever series of documentary videos on the best practices and accomplishments of the 2015 Regional Outstanding Public School Teachers and School Heads in celebration of the World Teachers’ Day on October 5.
The DepEd said that this is in support of the thrust of delivering quality education where the curriculum is the heart and centerpiece.
2 Oct 2016 - EdPam optimistic on Oslo, Norway peace talksANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan expressed optimism that the negotiations in Oslo Norway will result to the formal signing of the peace settlement next year.
Pamintuan is set to leave for Oslo, Norway on Wednesday (October 5, 2016), to attend the second round of peace negotiation between the Government Peace Panel and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
1 Oct 2016 - SIM cards, contraband discovered in jail checkPAMPANGA -- Several Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, contraband and other prohibited items were discovered and seized by an inspection team led by Vice-Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda during a surprise early morning check of the Pampanga Provincial Jail at the Capitol Compound here.
The vice-governor, accompanied by Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives, conducted the inspection as part of Operation Greyhound which aims to stop illicit drug operations in Philippine jails.
1 Oct 2016 - Pamintuan orders crackdown vs illegal drugsANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has directed the city police to intensify operations against illegal drugs.
The mayor at the same time directed the Angeles City Anti-Illegal Drugs Abuse Council (ACADAC) to "continue grassroots education campaign on the menace of illegal drugs."
1 Oct 2016 - Fiestang Kuliat 2016 to highlight Angeles' religious eventsANGELES CITY -- This year's Fiestang Kuliat events will highlight the city's religious traditions with emphasis on the city's triad of religious festivals.
Angeles City Tourism officers and church officials over the weekend told media men that the religious events will kick off with the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angeles on October 2. The yearly celebration has a religious and historical significance for the city. The founder of what is now Angeles City, Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda together with his wife, Dña Rosalia de Jesus, founded the town of Culiat in the year 1829. Culiat was renamed Angeles, dedicated to the Los Santos Angeles Custodios.
1 Oct 2016 - 3 suspected drug pushers arrested, 1 killed in shootoutANGELES CITY -- Three suspected drug pushers were arrested in Angeles City and Magalang town in Pampanga on Friday.
Those arrested were identified as Adrian Algaba, 23, a resident of Barangay Capaya 2nd; Jerome Cadag, 37, of Barangay Lourdes, both in Angeles City; and Jerwin Garcia, 37, a resident of Barangay Sta. Lucia, Magalang.
1 Oct 2016 - Top cop: Probable drug deals going on at presidioPAMPANGA -- City of San Fernando Police Chief Jean Fajardo disclosed Saturday there are probable drug transactions going on at the “presidio” or Pampanga Provincial Jail gauging from the several SIM cards confiscated from detainees, particularly Chinese nationals.
During the surprise inspection conducted by Capitol officials, Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at the maximum security detention facility of the presidio, Fajardo said that the SIM cards are proof that inmates are communicating with outside entities.
1 Oct 2016 - Duterte appoints Diño as new SBMA chairmanSUBIC BAY -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has a new chairman.
President Rodrigo Duterte officially signed the appointment paper of Martin Diño as chairman of the board of directors of SBMA.
30 Sep 2016 - Angeles execs: Illegal drugs most serious problem, not trafficANGELES CITY -- "Illegal drugs, just like in other parts of the country, is the principal problem. Traffic is one of the major problems but it is not the principal problem."
This was the statement of councilors Jericho Aguas and Alex Indiongco in reaction to the statement of opposition Councilor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. that traffic is the principal problem in Angeles City at present.
30 Sep 2016 - Clark locators set to use biodegradable waste bagsCLARK FREEPORT -- Locators inside the Freeport are set to use biodegradable garbage bags in support of the environmental protection program of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) that bans the use of plastic bags.
Clark Investors and Locator Association (CILA) president Josh Go said the use of environment-friendly materials and containers forms part of CILA’s corporate social responsibility program.
30 Sep 2016 - Police confiscates 32 bricks of marijuanaPAMPANGA -- At least 32 bricks of suspected marijuana were confiscated from a 26-year-old man in a checkpoint along MacArthur Highway, Barangay Sto. Cristo, Angeles City on Friday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, said the 32 bricks of marijuana were seized from the possession of Michael Moya, 26, of Barangay Dau, Mabalacat City.
30 Sep 2016 - 95 Apaliteños get NegoKarts, livelihood aidPAMPANGA -- Some 95 indigent vendors from Apalit municipality recently received assistance from the local government here.
Together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Mayor Peter Nucom distributed nine negokarts to mobile vendors from barangays Calantipe, San Juan, Cansinala, Balucuc and Colgante as aid for their livelihood.
30 Sep 2016 - PRO3 joins nationwide simultaneous earthquake drillPAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) joined in the conduct of the third Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill held, the other day. Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, PRO3 acting director, said that the earthquake drill and simulation aim to help prepare PNP personnel and other employees inside the camp for an earthquake.
29 Sep 2016 - DQ vs Boking junkedMABALACAT CITY -- The Second Division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila has dismissed the disqualification case against the candidacy of Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales in the last elections.
Morales of the Aksyon Demokratiko political party won in the last mayoral polls beating complainant Noelito Castro over a wide margin.
29 Sep 2016 - Bato: Pampanga has biggest drug operations in PHPAMPANGA -- After the discovery of the clandestine mega shabu laboratory in Arayat town, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa disclosed that this province has the biggest drug operations in the country.
Dela Rosa made the statement during his visit here together with President Rodrigo Duterte to personally inspect the said facility recognized as the biggest found so far in the country.
29 Sep 2016 - DepEd in need of more teachers for Math, SciencePAMPANGA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is now in need of more teachers for Mathematics and Science despite of the 195,302 newly hired teachers for the K to 12 program between the year 2015 and the current year.
The DepEd said that it is now in need of more teachers for the said areas during the budget hearing of the department for 2017.
29 Sep 2016 - New tourism convergence road to open in CSFPAMPANGA -- A new convergence road leading to some tourism destinations in the region can soon be used by motorists for easy and convenient travel.
This was disclosed by Department of Tourism Regional Director Ronnie Tiotuico as his agency funded some P1 billion for the road project to be facilitated by the Department of Public Works and Highways. [
28 Sep 2016 - Shabu lab linked to Bilibid networkPAMPANGA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday disclosed of the alleged connection of the clandestine mega shabu laboratory discovered in Arayat recently to the drug lords at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP).
This was after Duterte personally inspected the laboratory and equipment inside the said facility which he branded as a "factory" due to its capacity to produce some 200 kilos of methampethamine hydrochloride or shabu per cycle.
28 Sep 2016 - Guv Pineda apologizes for failure to detect shabu labsPAMPANGA -- In line with the consecutive discoveries of clandestine shabu laboratories in the province, Governor Lilia Pineda on Thursday expressed her apologies to President Rodrigo Duterte for their existence.
During the visit of the President to personally inspect the mega shabu factory here, Duterte said Governor Pineda "profusely apologized" to him that such illegal establishments existed under her watch.
28 Sep 2016 - Councilors request inclusion of 2nd tranche of pay hikes in 2017 budgetANGELES CITY - Councilors Edgardo Pamintuan Jr., Jericho Aguas and Alex Indiongco have asked City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and the Local Finance Committee to include the second tranche of the mandated salary increases and benefits of city plantilla personnel in the 2017 annual budget of the city government.
"Subject to availability of funds and viable fund sources, we are respectfully requesting the City Mayor and the Local Finance Committee to include the second tranche of the salary increases and benefits for plantilla city employees in the 2017 annual budget which will pass through the Sangguniang Panglungsod," the three councilors said in a resolution.
28 Sep 2016 - DILG initiates Operation Listo for disaster preparednessPAMPANGA -- The Department of the Interior and local Government (DILG), through the Local Government Academy (LGA), initiated Operation LiSto in a bid to strengthen disaster preparedness of local government units.
This is in accordance with the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010 (RA 10121). The advocacy program aims to strengthen the preparedness of local government units for disasters using the whole government approach for disaster preparedness.
27 Sep 2016 - Duterte orders shabu ‘factory’ sequesteredPAMPANGA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered for the sequestration of the mega shabu laboratory discovered in a remote area at the foot of Mt. Arayat in Barangay San Juan Baño recently.
Branding it as a “factory” due to its size and production capacities, the President directed officials to put the laboratory into government possession after he personally led an inspection of the clandestine facility. Duterte was accompanied by PNP Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa, Police Regional Office III Direct Director Aaron Aquino, Pampanga Police Director Rodolfo Recomono, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Genertal Isidro Lapeña, Governor Lilia Pineda, Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda, Arayat Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino and other top officials.
27 Sep 2016 - EdSa named Presidential Lingkod Bayan AwardeePAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago was named one of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan (PLB) awardees in Central Luzon during the 2016 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
The award was received by Santiago from CSC Executive Director Arthur Luis Florentin and Regional Director Myrna Macatangay last September 26 at the Widus Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone.
27 Sep 2016 - Dead body found floating in Pampanga RiverPAMPANGA -- A body of a still unidentified woman was found floating at the Barangay Sucad portion, Apalit of Pampanga River on Monday.
According to Superintendent Wilson Alicuman, this town's police chief, the body, which was discovered by residents early morning, was put inside a steel barrier and was covered with a sack.
27 Sep 2016 - Mall workers undergo bomb threat seminarCLARK FREEPORT -- The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the 710th Special Operations Wing (SPOW) of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday conducted a bomb threat management seminar at the SM City Clark here.
The project is aimed to educate mall employees on how to handle a bomb threat including the immediate reporting of incidents and evacuation of shoppers.
27 Sep 2016 - Africa eyes twinning agreement with PampangaPAMPANGA -- South African Ambassador Martin Slabber met Governor Lilia Pineda at the Provincial Capitol on Monday to discuss a twinning agreement between his country and the Province of Pampanga on agriculture, fishery and even manufacturing.
The two officials also discussed how to strengthen the cooperation and connection between South Africa and Pampanga in terms of agriculture and investment.
27 Sep 2016 - DOLE gives Pampanga gov’t P4-M for livelihood of 138 kabalensPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently gave P4-million to the provincial government of Pampanga recently for the livelihood assistance of at least 138 kabalens.
According to Public Employment Services Office Manager Luningning Vergara, the P4-million worth of livelihood program includes the distribution of nego trailers to 12 kapampangan associations with 15 members each, assistance to 50 sewers under Mananahing Kapampangan, 10 individual nego-kart beneficiaries, 16 group starter kit beneficiaries with five members each and 50 push carts for scavengers.
26 Sep 2016 - Masantol to file TRO vs DPWH on fishpensPAMPANGA -- In line with the ongoing battle of this municipality against the demolition of fishpens by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), local officials and residents here have agreed to file a temporary restraining order (TRO) in the proper court to stop further damage brought by the said project.
This was disclosed by Mayor Danilo S. Guintu following the protest staged by his constituents to show opposition to the project which reportedly damages the stability of the Pampanga Delta Dike.
26 Sep 2016 - Angeles City to host traffic summitANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City local government will host a traffic summit at Royce Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 to address the growing problem of traffic congestion in the city.
With the theme, "Abe-abe king problema, saup-saup king solusyun," the day-long conference will tackle the issues on public transportation, traffic management, traffic legislation, the impact of the full utilization of Clark International Airport (CIA) and the future plans and projects of the local government that are geared towards the improvement of traffic.
26 Sep 2016 - Angeleño elderlies get free anti-pneumonia vaccinationANGELES CITY -- As part of the Grandparents Day celebration, the local government here and the Department of Health Region III (DOH-3), administered a pneumococcal disease immunization program to over 250 senior citizens here on September 26 at the City Hall.
The said program aims to prevent Pneumonia among the elderly by intensifying DOH's nationwide efforts in implementing the Expanded Immunization Program for Senior Citizens. This is in cooperation with a US-based pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD).
26 Sep 2016 - Run to end HIV stigma set October 9PAMPANGA -- The Pedal for HIV, a campaign in spreading HIV/AIDS awareness in the Philippines through cycling and sports-related activities, will organize a fun run on October 9, 2016 entitled "Run Series: Color Splash Edition 2016" in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
In partnership with different local government and non-government units, the event's core objective is to raise the understanding and awareness of people about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
25 Sep 2016 - Ex Apalit vice mayor gunned downPAMPANGA -- A former vice-mayor of this town was killed by two gunmen on Friday afternoon at his resort in Barangay San Juan here.
The victim identified as Alex Manlapaz, who became vice-mayor of this town from 2001 to 2004, was shot dead in Masa Royale, a private resort owned by his family at around 1 p.m. Friday.
25 Sep 2016 - CSF launches tourism promotions collateralsPAMPANGA -- With the emergence of this city as one of the top tourism destinations in the region, the local government launched its three newest projects for tourism promotion over the weekend.
Led by Mayor Edwin D. Santiago and Department of Tourism Central Luzon Director Ronnie Tiotuico, the city presented its very own EZ Map which will serve as a comprehensive guide for visitors to all tourism related establishments and historical landmarks around the city.
25 Sep 2016 - Government team 'ready for peace'ANGELES CITY -- The entire Philippine government team is all set for the next round of negotiation in Oslo, Norway, on October 6 to 10, an official said Sunday.
“All the Reciprocal Working Groups are functioning well and the Reciprocal Working Committees have conducted meetings too. I think it's all systems go for the next round. We're ready for peace,” said Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, League of Cities of Philippines national president and adviser of the Philippine Government Peace Panel for the talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
24 Sep 2016 - Folks chide DPWH over demolition of fishpensPAMPANGA -- More than 500 Masantol residents and local officials rallied over the continuous demolition of fishpens in coastal villages here despite their repeated appeal to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to stop operations for the safety of the communities.
Led by former Mayor Epifanio Lacap and Vice-Mayor Marcelo "Bajun" Lacap, the group trooped to the Barangay Sapang Kawayan portion of the Pampanga Delta Dike where the removed fishponds which served as secondary dikes were damaged.
24 Sep 2016 - Guv eyes fish hubs in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda plans to put up Community Fish Landing Centers (CFLCs) in Minalin, Macabebe and Candaba towns as venue for skills development training in post–harvest, fishery conservation and resource management.
In a meeting with the Provincial Agricultural Fishery Council (PAFC) held at the Executive House, Capitol compound on Friday, Governor Pineda said that the CFLCs are part of the urban planning in Pampanga as they will serve as training ground for kabalens who wish to start a small business by acquiring skills in all kinds of fish preservation.
24 Sep 2016 - Drug suspect slain, 3 others arrestedANGELES CITY -- A suspected shabu pusher was killed while three others were arrested during separate buy-bust operations on Friday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified the slain suspect as Jordan Cuartelon, 34, a resident of Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City.
24 Sep 2016 - Village chief denounces extrajudicial killingsANGELES CITY -- A village chief in this city has condemned extrajudicial killings allegedly perpetrated by drug lords, Ninja cops, and other vigilante groups.
Chairman Tony Mamac of Barangay Balibago said that he supports legitimate Philippine National Police (PNP) operations against drug pushers and users.
24 Sep 2016 - Pampanga to ink deal with DND, VMCC on veterans’ healthcarePAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda, the Department of National Defense and the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) will ink a memorandum of agreement to bring medical services closer to veterans.
VMCC Medical Professional Staff Dr. Dominador Chiong Jr. and Dr. Martha Nucum met with Governor Pineda, Provincial Administrator Andres Pangilinan, Jr. and officer-in-charge of the Provincial Health Office Dr. Jose Antonio Rivera to discuss the Veterans Hospitalization and Medical Care Program that can be implemented in 11 provincial and district hospitals.
23 Sep 2016 - Suspected shabu lab operators identifiedPAMPANGA -- Arayat Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino named Friday, September 23, two Chinese nationals who are suspected to be part of the operation of the shabu laboratory discovered here on Thursday at the foot of Mt. Arayat.
The shabu laboratory, believed to be the biggest in the country, was busted by the local government here, in coordination with the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, in a remote area of Barangay San Juan Banio.
23 Sep 2016 - Arayateño passes blind audition of Voice of RomaniaPAMPANGA -- Kapampangan singer Rose Marie Velasquez turned four chairs on The Voice of Romania on Friday.
Everyone was thrilled by Velasquez’s performance after giving her audience her flawless version of Andra Day’s 2015 hit, “Rise Up.”
23 Sep 2016 - Malaysian rating firm visits ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) recently welcomed sovereign analysts from RAM Ratings Service Berhad to study the investment climate in the Philippines.
The Malaysian analysts' visit to Clark was arranged by the Investor Relations Office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (IRO-BSP).
23 Sep 2016 - Schools get 'yellow boats'PAMPANGA -- The Tarik Suliman High School and Sapang Kawayan Integrated School in Masantol, Bulac High School in Minalin and the San Esteban Elementary School in Macabebe each received one strong motorized yellow fiber boat from the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Pampanga, last September 19.
Students from these remote flood-prone areas who have no chances of reaching school by land were the beneficiaries of their "Yellow Boat Project."
22 Sep 2016 - Quarry revenues hit P2-B markPAMPANGA -- Revenues from the quarry industry of Pampanga has reached P2 billion in the past 75 months.
Based on the initial report of the Environmental and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) as of September 16, the quarry revenues came from the aggregated sum of P1,875,585,000 in quarry shares; weighing scale fees P114,067,000; accreditation of motor vehicles P32,558,555; and quarry sand and gravel fees P5,228,015.79.
22 Sep 2016 - Residents air complaint vs fast food chain waste waterMABALACAT CITY -- Tricycle drivers and residents of the Barangay Santa Ines and some parts of Barangay San Francisco here have filed a formal complaint against a Chinese fast food chain here for allegedly discharging waste water with foul odor.
A petition paper dated September 14, 2016, which was signed by more than 100 residents signed a petition, with matching photos, was recently sent to the city council to push local officials make an action regarding the issue.
22 Sep 2016 - Biggest shabu lab discoveredPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police discovered what has been branded as the biggest shabu laboratory in the country at the foot of Mt. Arayat in Barangay San Juan Baño yesterday afternoon.
The shabu factory, which is the second to be uncovered in the province in the span of two weeks, is disguised as a piggery and corn crasher registered to a certain Chinese-national, said PDEA Central Luzon Information Officer Glen Guillermo.
22 Sep 2016 - Capitol to deploy 4 mobile vans for sick kabalensCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda announced on Tuesday that the provincial government will deploy four mobile vans complete with medical laboratory equipment in the 505 barangays of the province.
This was gleaned during the 2016 Regional Health Workers Congress with a theme, "Lahat Para sa Kalusugan Tungo sa Kalusugan" attended by almost 1,000 barangay health workers (BHWs) from Central Luzon.
22 Sep 2016 - Local climate change action plan for LGUs formulatedPAMPANGA -- In line with the efforts of addressing Philippines' vulnerability when it comes to natural hazards, the Department of Interior and Local Government Region III (DILG-3) conducted a seminar-workshop on the formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) for LGUs on September 21 to 23, 2016 at Angeles City with participants from selected local government units (LGUs) from the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, and Nueva Ecija.
The LCCAP contains the policies and measures that a local government must implement and streamline to be able to adapt to climate change and to mitigate its effects.
20 Sep 2016 - Waze driver satisfaction index plain dataANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has described the Waze Driver Satisfaction Index (WDSI) as "plain data and nothing more than that."
"We looked at the Waze Driver Satisfaction Index and found out that it's their own analysis. It's not even a survey. It's plain data and that is that."
20 Sep 2016 - AC councilors express support to NUJP nationalANGELES CITY -- Members of the City Council of Angeles expressed support to the National Union of Journalist of the Philippines (NUJP) stand against threats to media men and declaration that media welcomes criticism.
"We fully support the declaration of the NUJP national leadership. By stating openly that media is open to criticism but at the same time standing up against any form violence against the press, whether physical or verbal threats, the NUJP showed that it is a democratic organization," said Councilor Jericho Aguas.
20 Sep 2016 - PPC issues counter caution vs PamintuanANGELES CITY -- The Pampanga Press Club (PPC) has issued a counter caution to Angeles City Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan, Jr. for his apparent lack of understanding on the role of media in helping ensure free flow of information especially towards governance and public interests.
While media has no right to meddle in the affairs of the City Council and its members, it has, however, a duty to report to the public on developments at the August body and other offices, especially those in Government, the PPC said.
20 Sep 2016 - Halili orders inspection of piggeriesMABALACAT CITY -- Vice-Mayor Christian Halili has ordered for the inspection of hog farms in a bid to ensure that no drug syndicates are operating a shabu laboratory within the city.
Halili said that he and Mayor Marino Morales initiated the filing of a resolution urging various local government offices, including the permits and licensing division and rural health units, to conduct the inspection of the piggeries and similar establishments.
19 Sep 2016 - Dredging, desilting of waterways startPAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas Mayor Johnny Sambo bared Monday that the second phase of the waterways declogging program has already started.
This was after the local government, who is the facilitating the project, successfully removed water hyacinths along the two-kilometer rivers and tributaries of Santo Tomas and Minalin towns and the City of San Fernando.
19 Sep 2016 - City councilors hit ‘tyranny of one’ANGELES CITY -- Councilors belonging to the Partido Abe Kapampangan (AbeKa) criticized opposition Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. for "pushing for the approval of proposed resolutions and ordinances without giving us the opportunity to study or even conduct research."
"This is a tyranny of one!, we cannot be cowed by the desire of one person who wants his proposals calendared or approved even without the benefit of some amount of study." said No. 1 Councilor Jericho Aguas.
19 Sep 2016 - Don Bosco Bacolor to reopen in 2017PAMPANGA -- Through the outpouring support and donations of Don Bosco alumni and past pupils, the Don Bosco Academy in Bacolor, Pampanga is finally set to reopen in school year 2017-2018.
In a press conference held Monday at Max's Restaurant in Villa Del Sol in third city, Fr. Ditto Gueco, vice provincial of the North Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco in the Philippines, announced the good news that the private Catholic educational institution will go back to its original site in Bacolor town.
19 Sep 2016 - Gonzales to push Bacolor rehabilitationPAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales Jr. vowed to follow up the full implementation of the Bacolor rehabilitation plan in which the objective is the complete rehabilitation of this town buried by lahar, volcanic ashes and debris during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991.
It could be remembered that the said law was initiated in the House of Representatives by Gonzales as House Bill (HB) 3380 in his term in 2008.
19 Sep 2016 - Brown rice to solve undernourishment in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- One important reason to switch to brown rice is that it will solve the region’s problem with undernourishment.
Be RICEponsible Campaign Director Hazel Antonio shared that based on the latest data provided by the International Food Policy Research Institute, there exists a 13.5 percent proportion of undernourished in the country’s population.
19 Sep 2016 - DOH Central Luzon to hold job fairPAMPANGA -- The Department of Health (DOH) is set to hold a Regional Job Fair on September 20 to 21 at the Trade Hall of SM City Pampanga.
Available positions include medical officers, medical specialists, administrative positions, nurses, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, social welfare officers, lawyers, medical equipment technicians, physical therapists, midwives, nursing attendants, social welfare assistants, speech therapists, and psychologists.
19 Sep 2016 - Santa Rita cops conduct drug campaign for studentsPAMPANGA -- Chief Police Officer Francisco Sawadan Jr. along with San Jose Barangay Captain Abel Pineda spearheaded the Drug Information Dissemination Campaign for the high school students of Santa Rita College (SRC) on Monday.
This is part of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Awareness Program of the Barangay Drug Abuse Council (BDAC) and Philippine National Police (PNP) of Santa Rita town.
19 Sep 2016 - Mayor wants more school buildings for BacolorPAMPANGA -- Bacolor town Mayor Jose Maria "Jomar" Hizon had asked the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) and the Department of Education (DepEd) to include more school buildings in the new updated plans for the rehabilitation of Bacolor town.
Hizon said that it is likely that the town would need P100-million to P200-million in funding to build schools in or near former communities in the town that have been damaged by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. Most of Bacolor town's local population are now located in resettlement centers in Pampanga.
19 Sep 2016 - Drug pusher slainANGELES CITY -- A suspected drug pusher/user was killed when he tried to shoot it out with policemen in Barangay Sta. Trinidad early dawn yesterday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified the fatality as only a certain Hadji.
19 Sep 2016 - More investors flocking to Mexico townPAMPANGA -- Jollibee, Puregold, SM Savemore and a gasoline station will soon rise in this town.
"These establishments will be of great help to the economy of our municipality and most especially to all Mexicanos," said Mexico Municipal Information Officer Dax Bondoc.
18 Sep 2016 - Two drug pushers slain, 13 others arrestedTwo suspected drug pushers were killed and 13 others were arrested in a separate anti-illegal drug operations in Angeles City, Saturday and Sunday.
In a report here, Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified one of the slain suspects as Datdo and while the other is still being identified; both slain suspects are residents of Barangay Balibago.
18 Sep 2016 - GMA7 corrects mistake, apologizesANGELES CITY -- GMA7 has apologized for its mistake in a report which quoted GRP Peace Panel Adviser and League of Cities of the Philippines National President Edgardo Pamintuan as saying the communist rebels are behind the killings of farmers in Nueva Ecija.
In an erratum, the website said, "GMA News Online corrected its article to remove the line saying that Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan had alleged that the CPP-NPA was behind the killings, which was published in error.
18 Sep 2016 - New Magalang Police Chief inspects business establishmentsPAMPANGA -- Newly installed chief of police, Supt. Jhoanna P. Rosales on Friday conducted an inspection on farms, factories and other business establishments here.
Rosales led the inspection in compliance to executive order (EO) No. 10-2016 of Mayor Malu Paras-Lacson.
17 Sep 2016 - Guv wants campaign vs drugs sustainedPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has called on all barangay officials and the local police to sustain the anti-drugs campaign in Pampanga as the provincial government looks for better ways to help drug dependents get effective rehabilitation.
This, as Governor Pineda met with the officials and chiefs of police of different towns and cities of the province in the capital city on weekend.
17 Sep 2016 - Santiago commends city hall loyalty awardeesPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago commended government employees in the City who completed public service for more than a decade during the loyalty awards ceremony on Thursday at Heroes Hall.
The city mayor, joined by Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, City Human Resource and Development Office (CHRDO) chief Rachelle Yusi and City Assessor Jose De Leon led this year’s awarding of 51 employees who rendered 10 to 35 years of service.
17 Sep 2016 - Pamintuan lauded for anti-drugs, cleanliness programsANGELES CITY -- A barangay chairman here has lauded Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for initiating anti-drugs and cleanliness drive all over the city.
Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, chairman of Barangay Balibago, said the mayor on Friday met with the 33 village chiefs here and discussed the programs.
17 Sep 2016 - Central Luzon farmers, nation to benefit from BROWN4good challengePAMPANGA -- Various Central Luzon farmers and farmers’ associations will benefit from the BROWN4good challenge spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).
PhilRice’s Be Riceposible Campaign Director Hazel Antonio said that one of the problems of the country related to agriculture is the low income of farmers, averaging P50,000 per annum.
17 Sep 2016 - Legarda: Help heal ozone layerMABALACAT CITY -- In celebration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on September 16, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to continue to do their part in helping heal the ozone layer while also taking action to address other environmental concerns such as climate change.
Alarmed by the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica in 1985, nations adopted the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.
17 Sep 2016 - Drug pusher arrested in MinalinPAMPANGA -- A suspected drug pusher was arrested by police operatives during a buy bust operation in Barangay Sta. Rita, Minalin recently.
Chief Inspector Pearl Joy Gollayan, acting chief of police, identified the suspect as Amar Perez, 36, a native of Sabang Lapaz, Agusan del Sur but presently residing at Purok 3, Barangay San Pedro in this municipality.
17 Sep 2016 - CCCSF students get scholarship grants from SMCPAMPANGA -- A total of 10 students from the City College of San Fernando (CCSF) received scholarship grants from San Miguel Brewery Foundation.
The grantees were purposefully and carefully selected to qualify for the full scholarship grant given by the said beneficiary.
17 Sep 2016 - NUJP hits PamintuanCLARK FREEPORT -- The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Pampanga Chapter has assailed Councilor Edgardo "Edu" Pamintuan, Jr. for his earlier statements perceived by newsmen as plain censorship that curtails press freedom.
NUJP-Pampanga Chairman Ashley Manabat said that on September 13, 2016, Pamintuan lambasted his fellow Councilor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. in a press release emanating from the City Information Office.
17 Sep 2016 - Vice-Guv, mayor laud Lubao top cop for arrest of rape-slay suspectPAMPANGA -- Vice Governor Dennis Pineda and Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab commended Lubao's police chief for the immediate arrest of the suspect in the gruesome killing of mother and son in the coastal barangay of San Jose Gumi here the other day.
The vice-governor and the mayor here recognized the efforts of Police Chief Inspector Michael Masangkay and his men for their relentless efforts that resulted to the arrest of Ronnel Canilao, 21, resident of the same barangay and suspect in the slaying of a 41-year old mom and her 10-year old son.
16 Sep 2016 - Suspect in Lubao murders arrestedPAMPANGA -- The suspect in the murder of a 41-year-old mother and her 10-year-old son in their home in Barangay San Jose Gumi, Lubao town on Wednesday was arrested the next day after a massive manhunt and after an informant tipped off the whereabouts of the alleged killer.
During a press conference at the municipal hall here, police identified the suspect as Ronnel Canilao, 21, a resident of Barangay San Jose Gumi. Authorities disclosed that the suspect checked-in at Twin Peaks Motel in Barangay Sto. Tomas, Lubao.
16 Sep 2016 - DoTr, DOLE open one-stop center for OFWs in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) are set to open Friday a one-stop business center for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) inside the Freeport.
Several government agencies dealing with Filipino overseas workers (OFWs) are establishing their respective satellite offices here to provide OFWs easy access of documents and other requirements.
16 Sep 2016 - 4 drug suspects nabbed in MexicoPAMPANGA -- Four suspected drug personalities were recently arrested by local authorities here in different anti-illegal drug operations.
The personalities identified as Lemuel Manalo, Noel Rivera and Allen Espinosa were arrested for possession of suspected methampethamine hydrochloride while Joseph Tiglao was caught in the act of selling the same prohibited drugs in a buy-bust operation.
16 Sep 2016 - CSF local civil registry office recognizedPAMPANGA -- The Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO) of the City of San Fernando was recently recognized as one of the Outstanding Local Civil Registry Office by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
City Civil Registrar Rimando Umali said the city ranked sixth in the top 10 local civil registry offices for the extra large category in 2015.
16 Sep 2016 - Parts of Pampanga powerless on Sept. 17PAMPANGA -- Some parts of Pampanga particularly areas covered by Pampanga I Electric Cooperative (Pelco 1) like this town, Sta. Ana and Arayat will experience power interruption on September 17, Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Central Luzon Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Vidal said that the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities in these areas is due to the testing of the instrument transformer at Pelco I-Mexico metering point.
14 Sep 2016 - Mother, child murderedPAMPANGA -- A 41-year-old mother was found dead in her home in Barangay San Jose Gumi, Lubao town along with her 10-year-old child after being killed by still unknown suspects.
Police found the female victim---a teacher---without her undergarments and is believed to have been raped.
14 Sep 2016 - Coastal residents fear dike breach with fishpens demolitionPAMPANGA -- The Masantol local government and residents here led by Mayor Danilo Guintu expressed fear over the ongoing demolition of fishponds in coastal areas which may impose bigger threats to public.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) First Engineering District started the demolition of fishpens in Barangay Sapang Kawayan here which encroach the floodway of the Pampanga River as required by the mandamus of the Supreme Court.
14 Sep 2016 - DA taps social media for brown rice advocacyPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has launched its brown rice advocacy yesterday promoting the use of #Brown4good #Region 3.
This is in the hope of promoting the commercial and home consumption of brown rice.
14 Sep 2016 - Legarda: Promote int'l airports like ClarkMABALACAT CITY - Senator Loren Legarda said that international airports in the country like Clark should be developed utilized in a bid to promote tourism.
"We should promote other international airports in the country such as the Clark International Airport, which will be the gateway not only to Central Luzon but also to the Cordillera Region," said Legarda.
12 Sep 2016 - Lazatin tells majority bloc: 'Stick to the issue'ANGELES CITY -- Opposition Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. advised the city council's majority bloc to "stick to the issue" and always put the welfare of the public first before their "other agenda."
Lazatin was reacting to the statement of Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan, Jr. last September 10, chiding the former for bringing up to the media the majority bloc's disapproval of his proposed resolution, asking the Department of Public Works and Highways to fund the rehabilitation and repair of the Porac-Angeles traffic lights in Barangay Cutcut.
12 Sep 2016 - Pamintuan threatens to file case vs GMA7, reporterANGELES CITY -- League of Cities of the Philippines National President and GRP Peace Panel Adviser Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has threatened to file a formal case against television and radio network GMA 7 and its reporter Jessica Bartolome for publishing an alleged "wrong and very dangerous and damaging report."
In its online gmanews.com, Bartolome reportedly wrote "Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, adviser of the government's peace panel, had earlier condemned the killings. He alleged that the CPP's armed wing, the New People's Army, and its political wing, the National Democratic Front (NDF) are behind the killings due to land disputes."
12 Sep 2016 - Exec: Commerce in Subic not affected by sea disputeSUBIC BAY -- Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Roberto Garcia clarified that the West Philippine Sea dispute has not yet raised threats or tensions and will not affect the flow of global commerce in the maritime area.
"As of now there is no threat. The ceiling between the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea remains free," he said during Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc (PamCham) 53rd General Membership Meeting held recently at the LausGroup Event Centre here.
12 Sep 2016 - 20 drug suspects slain in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- At least 20 drug personalities were killed while 1,514 surrendered during anti-illegal drug operations from July 1 to August 31 here.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police acting director, said from July 1 they have visited 2,265 houses of suspected drug pushers and users that resulted in the surrender of 1,514.
12 Sep 2016 - Former Mabalacat OIC police denies involvement in extortionMABALACAT CITY -- The former Officer in Charge of the Mabalacat Police Station has denied any involvement in the alleged extortion and abuse cases filed against him and reported police "asset" Jerry Villanueva by businessman Rogelio Yangco of Madapdap Resettlement, Mabalacat City.
During the Provincial Board committee hearing over the weekend, former Mabalacat City Police OIC Chief Insp. Gil Domingo denied any involvement in the alleged extortion activities of Villanueva, but admitted there were lapses on his part and he should have stopped the illegal transaction.
12 Sep 2016 - Scammer loots P70-M from MasantoleñosPAMPANGA -- Millions of pesos were taken away from some 50 residents here by an alleged notorious scammer who was nabbed recently in Macabebe town.
The suspect, identified as Merrie Haezel Bustos-Agustin, 35, embezzled some P70-million from her fellow Masantoleños after promising her supposed clients a 20 percent interest for investing in her business.
11 Sep 2016 - US agency cites BOC men for arrest of drug muleCLARK FREEPORT -- The United States Department of Homeland Security has commended three officials of the Bureau of Customs following the arrest of a Chinese American who tried to smuggle 2.4 kilos of high-grade cocaine through the Clark International Airport on August 28.
US Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) attaché Ransom Avilla presented certificates of recognition to BOC Deputy Commissioner of the Enforcement Group Arnel Alcaraz and the agency's police officials Marlon M. Alameda and Sherwin Adrada.
11 Sep 2016 - Vice guv warns cops vs 'asset'PAMPANGA -- Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda has directed a police official to warn all chiefs of police in the province's 19 towns and two cities not to transact with a so-called police asset who used a police station and personnel in an alleged extortion racket preying on fuel distributors.
Pineda gave the order to Superintendent Joyce Patrick Sangalang, provincial police deputy director, after Sangalang confirmed to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in a hearing that a man identified as Jerry Villanueva is "not in the roster of confidential agents of the PPO [Pampanga police office]."
11 Sep 2016 - Mamac cites challenges of drug warANGELES CITY -- “Are we ready to meet the challenges of eradication of illegal drugs in our communities?”
This was the question raised by Balibago Chairman Rodelio “Tony” Mamac during the presentation of the Narcotic Anonymous Moral Recovery Program by the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) on September 8.
11 Sep 2016 - Village chief hits DPWH for 'neglected project'PAMPANGA -- A village chief from San Simon recently hit the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for allegedly abandoning a project started a year ago and now causes a series of problems to motorists and the public.
Barangay Sta. Monica chief Mio Cariño is referring to the demolition of commercial spaces at the CDCP junction in preparation for a road widening and rehabilitation project, which started in September 2015 and has been neglected since then.
11 Sep 2016 - LCP condemns killing of peasant leadersANGELES CITY -- The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) yesterday issued a statement condemning the killing of Isabela and Nueva Ecija peasant leaders.
LCP President and Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who is also GPH Peace Panel adviser, said that an investigation must be conducted by the Philippine National Police immediately.
10 Sep 2016 - Lazatin chided by colleaguesANGELES CITY -- Members of the Sangguniang Panglunsod's majority bloc have assailed the lone opposition councilor for bringing out to the media the disapproval of his proposed resolution asking the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to fund the rehabilitation of the Porac-Angeles intersection traffic lights in Barangay Cutcut here.
Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan, Jr. together with the other majority councilors, responded to previous statements of Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, who described as inappropriate the disapproval of the resolution intended to address the worsening traffic condition in the area.
10 Sep 2016 - Execs eye full utilization, development of Subic, ClarkPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) Chairman Emeritus Levy P. Laus firmly pushes to fully utilize and develop Subic and Clark as the country's two major transportation and logistics hubs.
During the chamber's 53rd General Membership Meeting entitled "Optimizing Your Business with Global Supply Chain Partners" held recently at the LausGroup Event Centre, he noted that the private sector is confident of the two Freeport's potential to provide world-class passenger mobility and cargo distribution network.
10 Sep 2016 - PELCO-3 breaks ground of new power substationPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (PELCO-3) on Thursday broke ground for their new power substation in Santo Tomas which will cater to the growing demand of electricity of industrial companies in San Simon town.
The new 20-megavolt amp (MVA) will be adjacent to the existing substation of the electric company in Barangay Sto. Rosario Pau here.
10 Sep 2016 - 154 foreigners arrested for online gamingCLARK FREEPORT -- At least 154 foreigners including 25 female Chinese nationals reportedly operating on-line games were arrested during a raid at Don Gwang Building Tower 2 early dawn Friday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, said the raid was conducted by a joint team from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and 53 Angeles City policemen.
9 Sep 2016 - San Simon Mayor denies 'drug factories' in townPAMPANGA -- "As far as my knowledge is concerned, there are no factories manufacturing illegal drugs in my town."
Thus said San Simon Mayor Leonora Wong in response to the claims of Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc regarding the "nameless" factories operating along the stretch of Quezon road here which are allegedly manufacturing prohibited drugs.
9 Sep 2016 - Thousands flock to Virgen Delos Remedios coronation anniversaryPAMPANGA -- There was no stopping Roman Catholic Marian devotees who woke up early on Thursday to attend the 60th Canonical Coronation Anniversary celebration of Virgen Delos Remedios, dubbed the "Patroness of the Kapampangans".
The celebration revolved around the wooden image of the Virgen Delos Remedios which was bestowed the Canonical Crown on September 8, 1956.
9 Sep 2016 - Underground shabu lab in Magalang town bustedPAMPANGA -- Joint operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and Regional Intelligence Division III, Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division III, Pampanga Provincial Police Office, Pampanga PPSC and Magalang Police Station on Wednesday busted an underground shabu laboratory operated by six Chinese nationals.
Police said that about 20 kilograms of ephedrine and 468 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride plus equipment used in concocting shabu were discovered and seized reportedly from the basement of Jay Wong Farm, a warehouse used for milling and storing animal feeds and piggery where the manufacturing of the illegal drug is done.
9 Sep 2016 - ACPO opens reformation centerANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) formally opened and inaugurated the new Bahay Pag-asa Reformation Center for women located at Camp Tomas J. Pepito, Sto. Domingo, this city on September 1.
According to ACPO Chief PSSUPT. Sidney Villaflor, the reformation center is built for the female victims of drug abuse in the city.
9 Sep 2016 - Environmentalists submit infra project study to CDCCLARK FREEPORT -- Environment advocates have recently submitted to Clark Development Corporation (CDC) a study on the proposed infrastructure development to assist the state-run firm to plan and design future infrastructure development inside this premiere investment destination in Central Luzon.
Kabang Kalikasan Ng Pilipinas Foundation Inc. (KKPFI) has turned over recently "maps and e-files" which will serve as CDC's planning tool on infrastructure development inside the Freeport.
9 Sep 2016 - Pampanga determined to solve flood woesPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government and the private sector led by Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) are working hand-in-hand to immediately resolve the perennial flooding problem of the province.
Local officials led by Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda and PamCham Chairman Emeritus Levy P. Laus are now personally seeking solutions to the province's plight which may affect its potentials for development.
8 Sep 2016 - Lazatin hits colleagues for rejecting resolutionANGELES CITY -- Opposition Councilor Carmelo G. "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. hit the city council's majority bloc after it disapproved his resolution requesting the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to appropriate funds for the repair of traffic lights along the vital Cutcut Porac intersections.
In a press statement, Lazatin claimed that the majority bloc action is inappropriate, adding that "it is not clear to him why the resolution was rejected since it is intended to address the worsening traffic condition in the area."
8 Sep 2016 - DPWH chief supports Pampanga anti-flooding programsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda have obtained the all-out support of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar for the long-term program of the provincial government to ease flooding in the province.
Secretary Villar expressed his commitment during a meeting with the two provincial leaders at the Department of Public Works and Highways national office in Manila last Monday.
8 Sep 2016 - No bomb threats -- PoliceCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Luzon has not received any information regarding bomb threats in the region particularly in Pampanga.
This was learned from Superintendent Fe G. Grenas, public information of the Region III police office, during the Pampanga Press Club's Talk Widus at Widus Hotel and Casino on Wednesday.
8 Sep 2016 - 3 drug pushers slain, 15 others arrested in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Three suspected drug pushers were killed and 15 others were during an anti-drug operation conducted by joint police operatives in Barangay Quebiawan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, police said Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the slain suspects as Orlan Paman alias Ninoy, Danny Latid Rago alias Kambal and Joseph Jay Caasi alias Jay, all residents of San Miguel Compound, Barangay Quebiawan in the City of San Fernando.
8 Sep 2016 - School to school partnership: Building Networks of Educational LeadersPAMPANGA -- The Information and Communication Technology High School or ICTHS, considered as the first IT-oriented public secondary school in Region III located in Sindalan, is one of the 362 leader schools tasked to support and help its respective partner school, the City of San Fernando West Integrated School, reach its full potential and consequently benefit the community under the DepEd School to School Partnership Program.
Through school-to-school partnerships, high-performing schools can be instruments for reform by sharing their best practices and helping other schools improve their school performance using Learning Action Cells (LAC), the Continuous Improvement (CI) Program, and School-Based Management (SBM).
7 Sep 2016 - Delta cited for war versus crime, drugsPAMPANGA -- Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda on Monday was commended by the Philippine National Police for his continuous crusade against crime and illegal drugs in Pampanga.
PNP chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, handed over a plaque of appreciation to the two-term governor for his "invaluable contribution to the accomplishment of peace and order endeavors of the Police Regional Office III (PRO-3)."
7 Sep 2016 - Bon: State of lawlessness a precautionary measurePAMPANGA -- Arayat Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino on Tuesday stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of a state of national emergency is timely to address violence and terrorism transpiring in the country now.
President Duterte signed on Monday the proclamation declaring a "state of national emergency" on account of lawlessness following the bombing incident in Davao City that left 14 people dead and dozens injured.
7 Sep 2016 - Japanese firm allots P211-M on Clark expansion projectJapanese firm allots P211-M on Clark expansion projectCLARK FREEPORT -- A Japanese firm manufacturing wires used in advanced surgical procedures has allotted an additional P211-million on its expansion program inside the Freeport.
In the lease agreement with Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the TRS Philippines Corporation (TRS) is set to acquire an additional 4,355 square meter property here in the next 25 years.
6 Sep 2016 - PNP fetes partners in programs, projectsPAMPANGA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) honored on Monday its units, personnel, and partners in Central Luzon for their support in the police force's overall programs and projects.
No less than PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa and Police Regional Director PCSupt. Aaron Aquino led the awarding of plaques and streamers of recognition to the different officers and partner agencies.
6 Sep 2016 - Group: Transfer int'l, major PH flights to Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- An advocacy group has urged the national government to transfer some international and major local flights to Clark International Airport (CRK).
Businessman Ruperto Cruz, head of the Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement which calls for the full development and utilization of Clark airport, said the move will prove that government, particularly the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is serious in transforming CRK as the country's next premier gateway.
5 Sep 2016 - Pimentel takes federalism on campus tourPAMPANGA -- Former Senator Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel over the weekend took the federalism advocacy to Pampanga via a forum with students, school officials and other local government executives at the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) here.
The DHVTSU forum which was hosted by PDP Laban Pampanga, Pimentel said, is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to create awareness and launch information drives on federalism at all levels.
5 Sep 2016 - San Simon town creates multisectoral committeePAMPANGA -- The local San Simon government has created a multisectoral committee which will work on the creation of 10-year Comprehensive Solid Waste Management program as part of their compliance with Republic Act. No. 9003 or the Ecological Waste Management Act of 2000.
Earlier, the Ombudsman has filed a case against officials of this town, along with 70 other officials in Central Luzon for their alleged operation of illegal dumpsites.
5 Sep 2016 - Bello tells Clark locators 'not to be afraid of endo'CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- "Do not be afraid, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is not here to close your companies, rather, it is here to help you."
This was Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III's message to some 300 representatives from different Clark Freeport Zone-locators that recently attended an employers' forum at the Royce Hotel and Casino.
5 Sep 2016 - CDC welcomes tie up on data science courseCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC0 welcomes the recent tie up of a software firm with a university in Angeles City and US non-government organization that will collaborate on the design of graduate course on Data Science.
CDC Officer-in-Charge Noel F. Manankil said the course on data science will help on the improvement of software development in the Philippines, especially in this Freeport.
4 Sep 2016 - Pampanga board to start probe into ex-Mabalacat police chief, othersPAMPANGA -- The former police director of Mabalacat City and his men, including a police "asset," are set to face a formal Provincial Board (PB) investigation this week.
The PB had scheduled the investigation of the said officials on its next regular session. The officials are under investigation over complaints of alleged extortion and abuse.
4 Sep 2016 - Councilor asks contractors to hire localsANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. recently filed a resolution requesting local contractors to hire laborers from the barangays where the construction site is located.
Lazatin said the resolution applies to all contractors both private and government funded.
4 Sep 2016 - Cities league condemns Davao attackANGELES CITY -- The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has condemned the recent attack in Davao City where 14 people died and wounded 67 others.
"The League of Cities of the Philippines strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Davao's night market and we stand united in grief, outrage and resolve to defend not only the City of Davao but also all cities and, with the cooperation of the League of Provinces and League of Municipalities, all other areas of the country," stated a statement signed by Edgardo Pamintuan, LCP national president; Maria Laarni Lopez-Cayetano, LCP chairperson; and Francis Anthony Garcia, LCP secretary general.
4 Sep 2016 - Mayor wants Jasa cementedPAMPANGA -- To avoid further deterioration of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa) in San Fernando, City Mayor Edwin Santiago recommended to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to cement the thoroughfare instead of asphalting it.
The Dolores junction portion of the Jasa has been irking commuters and motorists due to the hazardous craters caused by flooding brought about by past monsoon rains.
4 Sep 2016 - Legarda calls for creation of People’s Broadcasting Corp.MABALACAT CITY -- Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill that would establish the People’s Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) to replace the People’s Television Network Inc. (PTNI).
Legarda, a former broadcast journalist, said the rapidly evolving media landscape, together with the need for a reinvigorated government-owned broadcast station, necessitates the abolition of PTNI to be replaced by PBC, which will be granted both television and radio broadcasting rights.
4 Sep 2016 - CDC to implement new traffic scheme near Clark main gateCLARK FREEPORT —- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced that a new traffic scheme is expected to be implemented soon by its Public Safety Department (PSD) at the newly constructed Clark Alley near the Clark main gate and SM City Clark.
The CDC would like to inform the locators, commuters, private and public motorists on the enforcement of the new traffic scheme, following the completion of the new service road that is set to "soft open" this week.
4 Sep 2016 - Dole Central Luzon launches 24/7 hotlinesPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Central Luzon has launched its 24/7 hotlines that would answer to the queries of its clients.
The numbers are 0925-8150214 (mobile) and (045) 455-1619 (landline).
4 Sep 2016 - PHLPost launches Postal ID Privilege ProgramPAMPANGA -- Exciting discounts and freebies await holders of the improved postal ID as the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched its privilege card.
According to PHLPost, the discounts and freebies include: 10 percent discount on Ocean Adventure's admission fee and encounter programs (Beach Encounter, Swim with Dolphins, etc.); 10 percent discount on Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel's Deluxe and Superior rooms; P1 discount per liter in gasoline or diesel from Flying V; and 10-15 percent discounts from Derm Magic, Fresh Salon and Spa, Fresh Touch Spa, among othes.
3 Sep 2016 - CDC: Gas leak in Bataan containedCLARK FREEPORT —- The contamination issue in a village affected by the recent gas leak from the Subic-Clark pipeline in Dinalupihan, Bataan has been contained.
The Clark Development Corporation said in a statement that a report from Clark Pipeline and Depot Company (CPDC) noted that the leak from a puncture caused by a government construction project in Barangay San Ramon, Dinalupihan has been put under control.
3 Sep 2016 - DA: Eat brown rice for a good causePAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has launched “Brown4Good” in a bid to encourage the people of Central Luzon Region to eat brown rice for a good cause.
“Every time you get to eat brown rice, either at home or in certain restaurants in the region, snap a photo of it or take a selfie with the brown rice, then post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram captioned with the hashtags #BROWN4good and #Region3,” DA Information Officer Anabelle Mendoza said.
3 Sep 2016 - Easier CAV processing thru DepEd’s streamlined frontline servicesPAMPANGA -- Certification, authentication, and verification (CAV) of permits and other documents can now be requested directly at the Department of Education (DepEd)-Central Luzon.
“In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to cut red tape and complete government transactions within 30 days, we streamlined our frontline services for a faster and simplified processing of elementary and secondary education diploma, official transcript of records and other school records either for employment, study abroad or Seaman’s Book. All are free of charge,” DepEd Regional Director Malcolm Garma said.
3 Sep 2016 - PRDP approves 77 micro-enterprise proposals in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Regional Project Advisory Board of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) recently approved a total of 77 micro-enterprise proposals amounting to P109 million.
These fall under the Enterprise Development Component or I-Reap of PRDP which aims to engage different capable proponent groups (PG) in the region in the production of profit-making surplus through investments in strategic segments of priority commodity value chains prioritized by Regional Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Plan and the Provincial Commodity Investment Plans.
2 Sep 2016 - City of San Fernando opens pasalubong centerPAMPANGA -- In a bid to further support budding Fernandino entrepreneurs, the City Government here opened its first Pasalubong Center on Friday, September 2.
The 18-stall shop will showcase products from different barangays in this city managed by micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs).
2 Sep 2016 - CDC sets new traffic scheme in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation announced that a new traffic scheme is expected to be implemented soon by its Public Safety Department (PSD) at the newly constructed Clark Alley near Clark Main Gate and SM City Clark.
The state-owned firm informed the locators, commuters, private and public motorists on the enforcement of new traffic scheme following the completion of the new service road that is set to “soft open” next week.
2 Sep 2016 - Apalit prepares 6-month rehab program for surrendereesPAMPANGA -- The Apalit local government is preparing a six-month rehabilitation program for drug users who voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities under the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Oplan Double Barrel.
Mayor Peter Nucom said that some 1,000 drug users and pushers have already surrendered to them since the program was launched on July 1.
2 Sep 2016 - Vice-mayors league airs support to Duterte, guv's anti-drug driveMABALACAT CITY -- The Vice-Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP) Pampanga Chapter has expressed support to the anti-drug campaign of President Duterte and Governor Lilia Pineda.
The VMLP Pampanga echoed its support to the President and the governor during the election of a new set of officers at the Mabalacat City Hall on Friday, September 2.
1 Sep 2016 - 2 drug pushers slain, 17 others arrested in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- Two suspected drug pushers were slain and 17 other drug personalities were arrested during separate anti-illegal drugs operations conducted in Angeles City.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified the slain drug pushers as Randolf Geradila, a resident of Barangay Margot, and a certain alias Ranran, of Barangay Pampang.
1 Sep 2016 - Mabalacat City execs deny involvement in drugs tradeMABALACT CUTY -- Officials in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, have vehemently denied that they are protectors of drug pushers.
Mayor Marino Morales, Vice Mayor Christian Halili and the 11 city councilors issued the statement during a press conference at City Hall Thursday, September 1, in reaction to the purported Facebook posts of businesswoman Pyra Lucas that the city officials are “protectors of illegal drugs [trade].”
1 Sep 2016 - City of San Fernando beefs up anti-drug campaignPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago signed an executive order that reorganizes this city’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) to support the relentless anti-drug campaign of the Duterte administration.
The council, chaired by Santiago and co-chaired by Chief of Police Jean Fajardo, convened on Wednesday, August 31, to address issues on the increasing numbers of drug surrenderers in the city.
1 Sep 2016 - NLEX, San Fernando interchange projects hailedPAMPANGA -- Two good news for denizens who can't help but commute or drive to this city as the Christmas season approaches.
First: The widening of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) from Sta. Rita to San Fernando is scheduled to be completed on December 15, in time for the holiday rush.
1 Sep 2016 - Declogging of Sto. Tomas waterways to be finished ahead of deadlinePAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas Mayor Johnny Sambo said the waterways clearing program facilitated by local government here will be finished earlier than the set timeline.
Sambo, together with Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago and Minalin town Mayor Edgar Flores, whose localities were severely affected by flooding caused by monsoon rains, earlier said that the project, intended to ease floodwaters toward Manila Bay, is expected to end in two to three months.
1 Sep 2016 - Dialogues, lectures to highlight crime prevention weekDialogues, lectures to highlight crime prevention weekPAMPANGA -- The observance of the 22nd National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) in Central Luzon will be highlighted by community dialogues and school lectures from September 1 to 10.
National Police Commission Regional Director Rodolfo Grande Santos Jr. said the community dialogues are scheduled in barangays San Isidro and Maimpis in the City of San Fernando on September 3 and Barangay Poblacion Norte in Paniqui, Tarlac, on September 10.
1 Sep 2016 - 573 Masantol students receive financial aidPAMPANGA -- Some 573 students from this municipality received on Wednesday, August 31, financial assistance from the local government as aid for their educational expenses.
Mayor Danilo Guintu led the distribution of cash grants amounting to P1,100 for every college student from 26 barangays here.
1 Sep 2016 - Villar lauds empowerment of mothersPAMPANGA -- Senator Cynthia Villar lauded on Wednesday the active participation and involvement of mothers in Pampanga after being empowered by Governor Lilia Pineda as partners in countryside development.
Villar and Pineda met the Nanay Community Workers (NCWs) at Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here, where the two officials led some 4,000 mothers as members of the NCW.
Upcoming events in Balibago
Live Rock'n Roll at Midnight RockEvery Thursday night 8pm onwards with Rockin' Dave.
Manic MondayOct 27 2014 Lollipop
Nov 03 2014 Rhapsody
nov 10 2014 Q Bar
Nov 17 2014 The Bunker
Nov 24 2014 Shipwrecked
Dec 01 2014 LaBamba
WOW WednesdayOct 29 2014 Rhapsody
Nov 05 2014 La Bamba
Nov 12 2014 The Bunker
Nov 19 2014 Lollipop
Nov 26 2014 Q Bar
Dec 03 2014 Shipwrecked
Saturday Night FeverOct 11 2014 Kings Landing
Oct 18 2014 LaBamba
Oct 25 2014 Rhapsody
Nov 01 2014 The Bodyshop
Nov 08 2014 Lollipop