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29 Mar 2015 - Romero renews call for Abaya’s ousterANGELES CITY -- Businessman Rene Romero is calling for the ouster of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya for failing to fully develop the Clark International Airport (CRK).
Romero issued the statement supporting the call of various organizations and businessmen in Pampanga and Central Luzon for Abaya to resign from his post as chief of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).
29 Mar 2015 - Help in protecting environmentPAMPANGA -- The SM City Pampanga joined this year's observance of Earth Hour urging mall-goers to do their share in protecting the environment by cutting on their energy consumption and practicing healthy environmental choices.
SM City Pampanga joined other SM Supermalls in the country, along with its international malls in China, in switching off their lights for at least an hour in solidarity with the Earth Hour initiative.
28 Mar 2015 - Angeles cops warn public vs motorcycle theftANGELES CITY -- "Padlock when you park" signs were posted in front of establishments to warn motorists to secure their respective motorcycles before leaving them in parking areas and along the streets.
This is in connection with the Lambat Bitag, an intensified anti-criminality campaign the city police implemented recently.
28 Mar 2015 - Bayan: Aquino out nowANGELES CITY -- The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) – Gitnang Luzon is calling for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III.
During a media briefing at the Holy Family Academy here Saturday, the group disclosed their "final verdict" on Mr. Aquino.
28 Mar 2015 - Local artists to create new arts hubANGELES CITY -- Local artists in this city have joined hands to rehabilitate a two-decade abandoned building and turn it into a new arts hub in the heritage district.
The old CSSI building at 1246 Miranda Street is designed to be an eco-friendly contemporary arts hub that will serve as a venue for arts practitioners in Pampanga and a nesting ground to harness young potential artists in the city.
27 Mar 2015 - ‘Harsher measures’ eyed in Sapang Balen clean-upANGELES CITY -- The local government here, through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) will implement stricter measures in dealing with the problems of illegal structures and dumping of waste along Sapang Balen Creek.
Sapang Balen creek is one of the major waterways of the city and it cuts across seven barangays. A large number of illegal structures were built on it and residents along the river banks wantonly throw away their garbage in the waterway.
27 Mar 2015 - Launching of Lubao hot air balloon festival successfulPAMPANGA -- The occasionally blowing strong winds were not enough to keep the biggest hot air balloon festival in Southeast Asia from launching Thursday at the Pradera Verde, Barangay Prado in this town.
Event organizer Noel Castro said this year’s Lubao International Balloon Festival exceeded the previous one in terms of the number of tourists and hot air balloons.
27 Mar 2015 - PamCham looking at more infra for pedestrian, road safetyPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) is working closely with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for more infrastructures that would ensure the safety and convenience of motorists and pedestrians.
This was bared recently by PamCham president Jess Nicdao during the groups 48th general membership meeting at King’s Royal Promenade in Bacolor town.
27 Mar 2015 - Senator: Probe corrupt governors, mayorsANGELES CITY -- Senator Aquilino Pimentel III wants corrupt governors and mayors to be investigated.
Pimented stated that he has had enough of the widespread dishonesty or fraudulent conduct among local government units (LGUs), which emerged as having the most number of graft and corruption cases filed by Office of the Ombudsman last year.
27 Mar 2015 - Legarda: Support Earth HourMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Loren Legarda has urged the public to support the global movement to simultaneously switch off lights for one hour on March 28 (Saturday), 8:30 p.m. local time, in observance of the 2015 Earth Hour.
"The Earth Hour campaign shows us what each citizen can do. It tells us that every individual is capable of protecting our planet. Small acts cannot be underestimated because these small acts, when put together, create big changes," Legarda said.
26 Mar 2015 - San Fernando aims to become preferred tourism destination in AsiaPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando is looking at becoming "a preferred tourism destination in Asia" by 2022.
This was bared by Mayor Edwin Santiago during a breakfast forum with mediamen on Thursday at Heroes Hall, where he said that City Government plans to achieve this by conceptualizing better tourism packages and reviving its heritage district, while at the same time "building a livable, ecologically-balanced and economically-viable city through effective and socially inclusive governance" that will enhance local quality of life.
26 Mar 2015 - Police: Frustrated slaying of prosecutor job relatedPAMPANGA -- he frustrated killing of Prosecutor Antonio Buan of the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan is allegedly job related due to his handling of several high profile cases reportedly involving Muslim personalities.
Senior Superintendent Ferdinand Divina, Bulacan police provincial director, said this was the result of a thorough investigation conducted by the Bulacan Intelligence Branch and City of San Jose Del Monte police.
26 Mar 2015 - LGUs responsible for land survey fund liquidationCLARK FREEPORT -- Vice President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council chair Jejomar Binay clarified that it is the responsibility of local government units to liquidate the land survey funds granted to them.
The vice president issued the statement following reports that 28 LGUs have failed to submit liquidation reports of funds transferred by HUDCC amounting to P28,322,107.47 as of December 2013.
26 Mar 2015 - Express exits in NLEx, SCTEx to open for Holy WeekPAMPANGA -- Two express exits will be opened at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) on Holy Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.
Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) Communication Specialist Francisco Dagohoy said the express exits will address traffic congestion in toll plazas especially during Lent, when the number of motorists going out of Metro Manila to North and Central Luzon is expected to double.
26 Mar 2015 - Guv lauds DILG’s ‘Operation Listo’PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda lauded the launching of the Department of Interior and Local Government's (DILG) "Operation Listo: Tamang Paghahanda, Tamang Aksyon" held at the Oxford Hotel in Clark, on Tuesday.
Integrated in the program is the Disaster Preparedness Manual, a complete agenda of primary planning for local government units to have a systematic and accurate course of action, with aligned and improved local plans and preparations prior to or during a catastrophe.
25 Mar 2015 - BCDA prepares Clark rail reference termsMABALACAT CITY -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said it is now preparing the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the public tender of the Clark Rail Transit System (Clark Rail) that will link with the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Project of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).
BCDA president and CEO Arnel Paciano Casanova said BCDA is in the process of drafting the TOR and intends to bid out the Clark Rail as a joint-venture (JV) project.
25 Mar 2015 - Santiago, execs want to know basis of hazard researchPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago, business leaders, and the head of the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) want to know the basis of a research, which cited the City of San Fernando as one of the cities around the country, which are disaster-prone areas.
Recently, the 5th annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas (NHRA) assessed the natural hazard exposure of over 1,300 cities around the world and found that of the 100 cities with the greatest exposure to natural hazards, 21 are located in the Philippines.
25 Mar 2015 - Angeles vice mayor to launch pro-nature moms' groupANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting will lead the launching of a women's movement here that would promote and empower women as prime movers in environmental awareness and protection.
Vega-Cabigting said she will be leading the launch of the "Mothers for Mother Nature" (Mom Na!) Thursday at Francisco G. Nepomuceno Memorial High School (FGNMHS).
25 Mar 2015 - Faulty traffic lights irk road usersPAMPANGA -- Faulty traffic light sequences have been identified as the reason for worsening traffic congestion in the Guagua-Sta. Rita Intersection, according to a councilor, who is pushing for new measures after receiving several complaints from motorists.
Guagua Councilor Howell Torres, who also serves as chair of the town's transportation and communications committee, said the local government is planning to implement measures to ease the congested traffic flow caused not only by the faulty traffic lights but also by different public vehicles, which converge in the Guagua-Sta. Rita Intersection.
25 Mar 2015 - Rotary Clubs donate water filter systemsMABALACAT CITY --- Ten Rotary Clubs have begun providing Angeles City, Mabalacat City, and Magalang town bio sand filters to supply clean water during emergency situations.
Ron Nethercutt, officer of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat, said that five hundred of the filtration systems are made possible by an international grant from Rotary International.
25 Mar 2015 - SM City Clark to highlight panda-themed Earth HourCLARK FREEPORT -- SM City Clark will join this year's observance of Earth Hour 2014 with the switching off of its major lighting system and in hosting a promotional campaign in saving and conserving energy through a panda-themed event.
SM City Clark Public Relations manager Venus Manalang told they will be displaying pandas and other related attractions.
24 Mar 2015 - Guv gives P100,000 each to 38 centenariansxPAMPANGA -- At least 38 Kapampangan centenarians received P100,000 each from the Pampanga provincial government, handed by Governor Lilia Pineda on Monday as incentives for reaching the age of 100 and beyond.
This came as Ordinance 647, which enacted the Senior Citizens Code of the Province of Pampanga, was unanimously approved by the Provincial Board on November 21, 2014.
24 Mar 2015 - PGKM: Abaya name dropperCLARK FREEPORT -- The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM) has described Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya as a "name dropper" following the official's recent pronouncement that their direction is to develop Clark International Airport (CRK).
Businessman Ruperto Cruz, who heads the PGKM, said that on the contrary, there is a conspiracy among National Government officials and tycoons in Metro Manila not to develop the country's largest airport in terms of land area.
23 Mar 2015 - Pemberton trial beginsSUBIC BAY -- A court in Olongapo City began the trial of a US Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel in an emotional case that has tested America's ties with a key Asian ally.
US security escorts brought Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was wearing handcuffs and a dark business suit, into a heavily secured court room in Olongapo City, Zambales Province, for the trial after a plea bargain negotiation with the family of the victim, Jennifer Laude, reportedly collapsed, lawyers for Laude's family said.
23 Mar 2015 - Pamintuan, GAD support 90-day maternity leave billANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and the Gender and Development (GAD) office of this city have announced their support to Senator Pia Cayetano's Senate Bill 2710, or the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law.
The bill seeks to expand the maternity leave of working mothers—married or unmarried—from 60 days to 90 days. The bill’s aim is to provide working mothers "sufficient time to take care of their newborn babies and regain their full health," said Cayetano, in her explanatory note.
23 Mar 2015 - Police all set for ‘Oplan Sumvac’PAMPANGA -- Security preparations for the entire summer vacation are now in full swing in the region, according to the Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO).
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, regional police officer-in-charge, said that at least 800 personnel will be deployed in crowd-heavy areas in the region to ensure the success of "Oplan Sumvac" (Summer Vacation) for the summer months and Holy Week.
23 Mar 2015 - Comelec urges voters to update biometricsPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Central Luzon Office is reminding all qualified old voters in Central Luzon, particularly those who have yet to have their biometric recorded by the poll body.
Comelec-Central Luzon assistant regional director Emmanuel Ignacio estimated that about 30 percent or 300,000 old voters of the six million voters in the region have not yet updated their registration with biometric data.
22 Mar 2015 - Museum attracts 5,000 tourists in 3 monthsPAMPANGA -- This town's Museo Nang Santa Rita de Cascia, under the Santa Rita de Cascia Parish, has managed to attract some 5, 000 tourists in less three months, with organizers steadily placing the facility in the country's tourism map.
Museum Curator Romy Dizon said the tourist figures are from December 2014 to February this year.
22 Mar 2015 - Firm to build $80-M solar power plant in PampangaPAMPANGA -- An international company will build its first solar power plant in the country, which is seen to benefit residents of six Pampanga municipalities, including this town which has some 16,000 power consumers.
Novosol Power Company, which has offices in Canada, United States and West Africa, is partnering with businessman Jaime “Boy” Tetangco of this town for the establishment of the $80-million solar power plant in Barangay San Juan.
21 Mar 2015 - Cops recover girl abducted by own fatherANGELES CITY -- A two-year-old girl abducted by her own father after reportedly killing his wife, was recovered in a nearby relative's home in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City, Friday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said the daughter of Enrique Angeles, 57, who took her while fleeing after he reportedly shot and killed his wife Mylene, left his daughter with relatives and was recovered by policemen Friday afternoon.
21 Mar 2015 - CGC featured in ‘Cityquest’CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Green City (CGC), together with other urban mega projects worldwide, was featured in the Cityquest, a global community of large-scale city builders organized by the New Cities Foundation and the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) of Saudi Arabia.
The report dubbed “Building New Cities: Challenges, Opportunities and Recommendations”, was published on Monday, said officials of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), proponent of the Clark Green City project.
21 Mar 2015 - Policewoman’s hubby killed in cop headquarters shootingSUBIC BAY -- The husband of a policewoman was killed by a man who went amok inside the Olongapo City police headquarters in Barangay Barreto, Olongapo City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Predito delos Reyes identified the fatality as Everet Sadaba, 40, husband of Senior Police Officer (SPO) 2 May Ann Sadaba, presently assigned at the City Information Office of Olongapo City Police.
21 Mar 2015 - Businessman mulls joining council race in 2016ANGELES CITY -- The local businessman-owner of PG Pawnshop in Angeles City is contemplating on joining the city council race in 2016, mainly to contribute to environmental protection, improvement of social services and empowerment of the youth as partners in development.
Joseph Galang, popularly known as "PG," who started to run their family business in 1988 at the age of 16, through registering PG Pawnshop in his name as single proprietor, wants to try his luck as candidate for city councilor in 2016.
20 Mar 2015 - Cops: Robbery, theft top crimes in AngelesANGELES CITY -- The local police has recorded robbery and theft as among the top crimes in this highly urbanized city.
During the monthly media forum organized by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Friday, city police director Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale said that they are doubling their efforts to prevent these crimes against properties.
20 Mar 2015 - Vice mayor: Support for teachers, not black propagandaANGELES CITY – "Serbisyong maganda, walang black propaganda!"
So stressed Angeles City Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting as she clarified that her recent Facebook post on the Local School Board (LSB) allowance of the public school teachers is an "expression of her support for the teachers" and not a "black propaganda" as alleged by Angeles City Administrator Dennis Albert Pamintuan.
20 Mar 2015 - Police hunt wife killerPAMPANGA -- Police are now on the hunt for a retired United States Navyman who killed his wife and abducted his two-year-old son at Diamond Subdivision in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City, Thursday.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of Central Luzon Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) said that Angeles City police are now on a manhunt for Enrique Angeles, 57, a resident of Don Adriano Street, Diamond Subdivision who is believed responsible in the killing of his wife, Mylene.
20 Mar 2015 - Kuliat Foundation scrambling to raise P14-M for Angeles museumANGELES CITY -- The Kuliat Foundation has set the ball rolling to gather donations of at least P14-million for maintenance, repairs and other operational costs of its Museo Ning Angeles.
The Kuliat Foundation Inc. (KFI) is a non-stock non-profit organization committed to working for the preservation of Angeles City's history, culture and traditions. It is also the official administrator of the Museo ning Angeles. Built in 1922, the Museo Ning Angeles is the original town hall of then town of Angeles.
20 Mar 2015 - Bloodletting drive promotes health consciousnessPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) yearly bloodletting program not only gathers blood donations but also promotes the health of employees who regularly donate to the program.
Launched some five years ago, the yearly bloodletting program with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) aims to contribute to blood-banking efforts and to promote healthy lifestyle among donors.
19 Mar 2015 - Pampanga most peaceful province in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO) said that based on the assessment of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Pampanga is the most peaceful province in the region.
The report was disclosed during the First Quarterly Full Council Meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) presided by Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali, chairperson of the RPOC, held at King's Royale Resort Hotel, this town.
19 Mar 2015 - Parish asked to stop churchyard projectPAMPANGA -- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has called on the Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish here to stop its ongoing churchyard project pending a conference with the commission.
NCCA chairman Felipe de Leon, in his March 16 letter to Archbishop Florentino Lavarias D.D., has called for a conference regarding the project.
19 Mar 2015 - Arsenic contamination yet to be confirmedPAMPANGA -- The alleged arsenic contamination in Santiago village in Lubao town has yet to be confirmed by the Department of Health Central Luzon (DOH) although further tests it will conduct soon.
Allaying fears from the speculation of residents there, Acting Provincial Information Officer Joel Mapiles said on Thursday that there is nothing to be alarmed of and that residents must wait for the DOH's confirmation.
19 Mar 2015 - Guv announces opening of seniors' ward at Magalang district hospitalPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has announced the opening of a senior citizens' ward at the Andres Luciano Memorial District Hospital in this town.
The governor made the announcement during the inauguration of Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao's district office inside the compound of the medical facility on Thursday.
19 Mar 2015 - DA holds market matching in PampangaPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon through its Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) and Corn Banner Program conducted the "Corn Market Matching" at Merced's Place here Thursday.
The market matching is an strategic intervention in linking farmer producers/suppliers and food buyers, exporters, processors, manufacturers, institutional buyers, wholesalers/consolidators, supermarkets on a pro-active, mutually beneficial, cost effective and sustainable manner to ensure availability of products at the right volume, time, price and quality.
19 Mar 2015 - Guiao opens office in Magalang townPAMPANGA -- In his desire to further serve constituents in this town, Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao (Pampanga, 1st district) led Thursday the opening of a district sub-office inside the compound of the Andres Luciano Memorial District Hospital here.
Guiao, who celebrated his 57th birthday Thursday, said that Magalang folks no longer need to travel to the district main office in Angeles City to seek assistance from the lawmaker's office.
18 Mar 2015 - Guv orders officials anew: Fight for zero crime, drugsPAMPANGA -- "Don't be afraid because lives are at stake." stressed Governor Lilia Pineda on Tuesday as she reiterated her call to mayors and officials of various government agencies to "go for zero crime and zero illegal drugs in Pampanga."
Speaking before members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council during the group's first quarter conference at Benigno Aquino Hall in Capitol, Pineda said that Kapampangans' lives are often on the line if crimes and the proliferation of illegal drugs are not curbed.
18 Mar 2015 - Angeles lines up activities for LentANGELES CITY -- The City Government here through the Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO) has lined-up activities in observation of the Lenten season done in partnership with socio-civic, performing arts and the religious sector.
Kicking off this year’s Lenten observance is Sinukwan Kapampangan’s “Panata at Panalangin: A Spiritual Journey through Culture and the Arts” which features a mixed-media art exhibit and dance performances depicting the religious practices of the Kapampangan region.
18 Mar 2015 - Kapampangan lass is Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015PAMPANGA -- Kapampangan beauties continue to make raves in the pageant scene as Ann Lorraine Colis, candidate no. 24 in the recent Bb. Pilipinas 2015, was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Tourism.
Colis is a 22-year-old lass from Mexico, Pampanga who is taking up an accountancy course at the University of Santo Tomas.
18 Mar 2015 - Central Luzon farmers support Anakpawis’ land reform billMABALACAT CITY -- Farmers in Central Luzon have expressed their support to the House Bill 252 or the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB) filed by Anakpawis Partylist Representative Fernando "Ka Pando" Hicap and lawmakers from Makabayan bloc.
They also renewed their call to totally "bury" the expired Republic Act 6657 or Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL).
18 Mar 2015 - Gov’t agencies orient Central Luzon village leaders on Manila Bay rehabMember-agencies belonging to the Information, Education, and Communication group of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project are currently holding a series of forums that seek to educate and tap barangay leaders in Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Tarlac to be part of the crusade.
"The Supreme Court Decision of December 18, 2003 ordered for the immediate rehabilitation and cleanup of Manila Bay and restores its waters to Class SB which is fit for swimming, skin diving, and other forms of contact recreation. To achieve this, the awareness, acceptance, and cooperation of the communities along the Pampanga River of the implemented rehabilitation projects for Manila Bay is necessary. Since the barangays are in the middle of everything, their support and participation in these projects is important," Philippine Information Agency Regional Director and group vice-chair William Beltran said.
17 Mar 2015 - Angeles exec hits ‘black propaganda’ANGELES CITY -- The Office of the Mayor of Angeles City has described as "malicious and purely black propaganda" the statement from Vice-Mayor Ma. Vicenta "Vicky" Vega-Cabigting, which alleged that the Local School Board (LSB) is planning to remove the monthly allowances of public school teachers charged to the Special Education Fund (SEF).
"Vice-Mayor Cabigting is not privy to the meetings of the Local School Board because she is not a member. If she only bothered to ask members of the LSB, they could have told her that the board has already approved the P1,000 per month allowance for each of the 2,400 public school teachers. The budget for the allowances is part of the approved 2015 Special Education Fund (SEF). Hence, all insinuations to the contrary are pure lies," said City Administrator Dennis Albert Pamintuan.
17 Mar 2015 - Alejandrino: ‘More to come for Arayat’PAMPANGA -- Following his citation from the prestigious worldwide organization Superbrands Marketing International (SMI) as one of the most outstanding mayors in the country for 2015, Mayor Emmanuel “Bon” Alejandrino said Tuesday that the people of Arayat could expect more developments in the town, including improved peace and order.
Alejandrino, along with Mayor Edwin Santiago of the City of San Fernando and three-time awardee Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan of Angeles City, has been named recipient of SMI’s Most Outstanding Mayors award (MOMA), which pays tribute to the strongest brands in the country.
17 Mar 2015 - Haven kids get teddy bears from QI PampangaPAMPANGA -- Children under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)'s Haven facility here received teddy bears and were hosted to a day of fun and games by members of the Quota International (QI) of Pampanga.
QI of Pampanga president Joycel Panlilio said that the event is part of the kick-off of their teddy bears program for abused children under the care of the center. The event coincides with the Quota Cares Month. Panlilio said that the teddy bears may seem a simple gift giving gesture but their program has certain psychological benefits for the said children.
17 Mar 2015 - Capitol gives 81 Aeta students educational aidPAMPANGA -- A total of 81 Aeta college students benefited from the P405,000 worth of educational assistance distributed by Capitol during the flag raising ceremony on Monday.
The distribution was part of the Educational Financial Assistance Program (EFAP) of the Provincial Capitol, which is one of the basic social services intended for underprivileged youth.
16 Mar 2015 - Vice mayor supports wage hike for day care workersANGELES CITY -- Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting has expressed support to a resolution filed by a neophyte city councilor calling for an increase in the salaries of day care workers here.
The resolution, which was authored by Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin Jr., was approved on first reading during the City Council's regular session last February 3 with an amendment to include the barangay health workers.
16 Mar 2015 - Capitol, Malaysian trader eye pact for Kapampangan migrants’ welfarePAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government, through the Pampanga Action Center for OFW Concerns (PACOC), and some businessmen from Malaysia pledged a partnership for the protection of Filipino --particularly Kapampangan -- migrant workers during the latter’s visit in the province last week.
The group led by K. Sudhagaran Stanley, chairperson of the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants under the Bishops' Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, aims to identify causes which motivates Filipino workers to seek employment opportunities abroad.
16 Mar 2015 - Village officials turn-over suspects in school theftPAMPANGA -- Two suspects in a robbery incident at San Matias Elementary School here were turned-over to the local police, Chief Inspector John Clark said.
Clark said that Barangay San Matias officials turned over Noel Castro, 37, a resident of Santo Rosario Pau here along with another suspect who was identified as a minor to the Sto. Tomas municipal police office over the weekend.
15 Mar 2015 - Clark Green City project seeks IFC supportCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is set to engage in a series of negotiations with the World Bank’s investment arm, International Finance Corporation (IFC), to support development plans for the Clark Green City project.
“IFC is looking at working with the BCDA in determining the business case for key utility services such as power generation, power distribution, water supply distribution and sewerage services and solid waste management,” state-run BCDA said in a statement.
15 Mar 2015 - No competition between NAIA, Clark -- HonradoCLARK FREEPORT -- Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said that there is no competition between the country’s main airport in Manila and the Clark International Airport (CRK).
The national policy states that Clark and NAIA should maximize their network and that the two airports should grow together, according to Honrado, who is also a member of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Board.
15 Mar 2015 - Quota donates equipment to Pampanga SPED classesPAMPANGA -- High School's special education class (SPED) for deaf and hearing-impaired students received carpentry tools, cooking and sewing equipment from Quota International of Pampanga to help students acquire skills and adapt with the new K to 12 curriculum.
Quota Pampanga president Joycel Panlilio said the donations, presented over the weekend, will greatly help in providing the SPED students with skills for better employment chances. She added the K to 12 is silent on curricular programs for SPED students in terms of skills training.
15 Mar 2015 - Fashion show to benefit AC museumANGELES CITY -- The Kuliat Foundation is hosting a benefit fashion show on April 25 at the Holy Angel University Quadrangle to raise funds for this year’s restoration project of the Museo Ning Angeles.
The fashion show dubbed “Pidayit” will showcase the works of renowned Angeles-based fashion designer Phillip Torres.
15 Mar 2015 - Malasa Jaycees treat GK Mabalacat residentsMABALACAT CITY -- Officers and members of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Mabalacat Malasa has treated the residents of Gawad Kalinga (GK) Tabun here during a recent gift-giving and feeding program.
Children inside the community which is being maintained by the Couples For Christ, received clothes during the event dubbed “Operation Hapiness.”
15 Mar 2015 - 276 complete manpower courses in PoracPAMPANGA -- A total of 276 trainees graduated from the different courses and skills programs of the Porac Manpower Training Center in cooperation with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) over the weekend.
The new graduates where formally presented during the 80th Commencement Exercises of the training center in Barangay Babo Sacan. The event was attended by Mayor Condralito dela Cruz, Vice-Mayor Dexter David, Tesda Region III Director Teodoro Gatchalian and Widus Hotel and Casino Human Resources Manager Fernando Manalang.
14 Mar 2015 - Policewomen push for healthy lifestylePAMPANGA -- The Provincial Police Office (PPO) is taking a more active interest in the promoting good health among its female officers as part of the country's celebration of the National Women's Month.
This year's women empowerment drive is dubbed "Juana, Desisyonmo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!” (Juana, your decision is important to the future of everyone).
14 Mar 2015 - P240.3-M allotted in Central Luzon for anti-poverty programPAMPANGA -- Secretary Manuel Roxas II announced that a total of P240.3 million has been allocated in Central Luzon for the anti-poverty program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) this 2015.
The Secretary said the DILG will open some 119 new projects in the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Zambales that will surely help alleviate the sufferings of the people in the region.
14 Mar 2015 - DepEd to hire 2,000 kindergarten teachersPAMPANGA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) office in Central Luzon is in need of additional kindergarten teachers as part of the implementation of the K to 12 basic education program.
Rosalinda Ibarra, DepEd-Central Luzon Supervisor-in-charge of the Kindergarten Education, said the region will open applications to accommodate about 2,147 permanent kindergarten teachers.
14 Mar 2015 - Akbayan's statement insult to peasant martyrs – AnakpawisMABALACAT CITY -- The militant Anakpawis Partylist reacted on a statement of Akbayan Youth accusing the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives of an unholy alliance with landlord lawmakers against extension of Republic Act 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL) that expired last June 30, 2014.
"Gusto naming maging mahinahon dahil may mga nilagay silang mga grupo o asosasyon ng mga magsasaka bilang signatory sa kanilang pahayag," Anakpawis party-list Representative Fernando "Ka Pando" Hicap said in a statement.
13 Mar 2015 - Guiao to DOTC: Pressure airlines to operate in CRKCLARK FREEPORT – Government has to put some pressure on the airlines to operate in Clark International Airport (CRK), said Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao (Pampanga, 1st district).
The lawyer relayed this message to officials of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), led by Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, during a recent consultation meeting held at Widus Convention Center here.
13 Mar 2015 - Santos lauds Pamintuan’s efforts for city’s peace and orderANGELES CITY -- During the blessing of the newly renovated Police Station 6 along Jake Gonzales Boulevard in this city, the officer-in-charge of Police Regional Office 3, Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, acknowledged the efforts of Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for his boundless support to the Philippine National Police and its campaign against criminality.
In his speech, Santos encouraged Pamintuan to continue his deeds in maintaining the peace and order situation in the city. Santos admitted that the current police roster is no match with the population of the city. “We need everybody’s cooperation from the mayor to the barangay officials to the concerned citizens to prevent and solve crimes in our community,” Santos added.
13 Mar 2015 - DAR asked to bare status of cancelled land awardsMABALACAT CITY -- The Anakpawis Partylist renewed its call for Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to disclose the status of cancelled certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs), certificate of land transfer (CLT) and emancipation patents (EP) as demanded under House Resolution 914 on March 4 last year.
"Nilabas na rin lang ng DAR ang list ng mga mambabatas na kontra-CARP, ilabas na rin nila ang tunay na status ng mga cancelled na CLOA, CLT at EP, matagal na naming hinihingi ito para malaman kung tagumpay nga o bangkarote ang CARP," Anakpawis Representative Fernando “Ka Pando” Hicap said.
13 Mar 2015 - Police arrest couple for drugsPAMPANGA -- A couple suspected to be shabu pushers were arrested by anti-illegal drugs operatives in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Sto. Tomas, Pampanga, Wednesday.
Chief Inspector John Clark, Sto. Tomas police chief, identified the suspects as Erwin Garcia, 28, a resident of Barangay Sta. Maria; Minalin town and his live-in partner Rosemarie De Leon, 38, of Malibay, Pasay City.
13 Mar 2015 - Pampanga women cops hold unity walkPAMPANGA -- A women's unity walk was conducted Thursday by the Pampanga Police in line with the celebration of Women’s Month this March.
The unity walk started at the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO) parade grounds.
12 Mar 2015 - Guv taps ‘purok’ leaders for delivery of programsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda tapped Wednesday the assistance of the more than 1,000 purok leaders initially in the six municipalities of the second congressional district such as Lubao, Porac, Floridablanca, Guagua, Sta. Rita and Sasmuan to comprehensively deliver the socio-economic development programs of the Provincial Government.
The governor said she wants to empower all sectors in the province like the purok chairmen and leaders in the fulfillment of the provincial government’s continuing objectives of a healthy and secure population who are fully and decently employed, and enjoying the fruits of economic prosperity.
12 Mar 2015 - Angeles council lauds Pagcor for P56-M funds for schoolsANGELES CITY -- Members of the city council recently approved a resolution commending the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) chairman and CEO Cristino Naguiat Jr. for funding the construction of classrooms at two public high schools here.
Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting, who initiated the passing of the resolution, said that it was sponsored by Councilors Max Sangil and Alex Indiongco.
12 Mar 2015 - Pampanga culture goes globalCLARK FREEPORT -- Pampanga has once again proven its rich culture as foreign delegates witnessed the celebration of the Arts Month festival of the province.
The festival, which was organized by the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTOP), showcased the rich culture of the Kapampangan to the 900 delegation of the Kiwanis International-Asia Pacific.
11 Mar 2015 - Lubao preps up for balloon festPAMPANGA -- Lubao town is prepping up for what is dubbed as the biggest hot air balloon festival in Southeast Asia.
Noel Castro, Lubao International Balloon Festival organizer, said that workers and security teams have nearly completed the preparations for this year's balloon festival, which will held from March 26 to 29.
11 Mar 2015 - CIAC passes ISO surveillance auditCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) has passed this year's Surveillance Audit on ISO-9001:2008 Quality Management System conducted by the TUV Rheinland Philippines Inc. on March 4, 2015.
The scope of the audit involves the efficiency of the corporation’s International Passenger Facilitation and internal operating processes.
11 Mar 2015 - Angeles LGU fetes loyal employeesANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led the recognition rites of this city's outstanding and loyal employees held Wednesday at the City Council Session Hall.
Spearheaded by the City Human Resources and Management Office (CHRMO), a total of 134 awardees were recognized for having rendered continuous and unparalleled service to the government and to the people of the city.
11 Mar 2015 - Capitol vows to assist OSYsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda vowed on Tuesday to seek and send to school Kapampangan youth deprived of education due to poverty and lack of resources.
During the awarding of educational financial assistance to some 4,777 college students from the four districts of the province at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here, Governor Pineda said, "Ang Capitol ngayon ay hahanapin at pag-aaralin ang mga hindi nag-aaral para gumanda din ang kinabukasan nila tulad ninyong mga scholars ng provincial government."
11 Mar 2015 - CDC launches excellence awards for graduating college studentsCLARK FREEPORT -- The state-run Clark Development Corporation (CDC) launched the first-ever academic excellence award for outstanding graduating students on March 2015.
Highest ranking and well-rounded students nominated by their respective schools shall receive cash prize, custom made medal/trophy with the CDC symbol of academic excellence award and a certificate.
11 Mar 2015 - San Fernando’s most wanted nabbedPAMPANGA -- The number one most wanted person in the City of San Fernando was apprehended by joint operatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) and city police during a manhunt operation at the New Public Market in Barangay Del Pilar on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RPSB commander, identified the arrested suspect as Marcelino Magtuloy, 19, a resident of the same barangay.
11 Mar 2015 - Guv enjoins LGUs to work for higher RPT collectionsANGELES CITY -- Governor Lilia Pineda enjoined all Pampanga local government units (LGUs) to help work in increasing Real Property Tax (RPT) collections for this year.
The governor appealed to municipal and city mayors, treasurers, assessors and the planning and development coordinators to work hard for higher RPT collections and achieve their respective targets.
11 Mar 2015 - Bike for a cause for 44 slain SAF troopers heldPAMPANGA -- At least 600 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail and Penology (BJMP3) and civilian bikers joined on Tuesday the bike for a cause for the 44 slain Special Action Force (SAF) troopers, which marked the 44th mourning day last Sunday.
"Bike for a cause" was conducted by Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO) headed by officer-in-charge Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, said Chief Inspector Chery Lou Donato, Regional Public Information officer.
10 Mar 2015 - Guiao to CAB: Stop granting flights to NAIACLARK FREEPORT -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao has asked the Civil Aviation Board (CAB) to stop granting flights to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Guiao revealed this during a consultative meeting regarding the development of Clark International Airport (CRK) conducted by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) here on Monday.
10 Mar 2015 - Guv wants ‘My Lubao Central MRF’ model in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda wants to turn the "My Lubao Central MRF" to become the model materials recovery facility (MRF) in the province.
This was pronounced by the governor as she visited the said MRF facility yesterday together with Mayor Mylin Pineda Cayabyab, who showcased their projects such as production of organic fertilizers, recyclable materials, micro-organism, organic farming and bamboo furniture production.
10 Mar 2015 - Lubao native wins quiz bee contestPAMPANGA -- A native of Lubao, Pampanga emerged as champion of the quiz bee competition recently held at the University of Batangas in Batangas City.
Paulene Vitug, a BS Tourism Management student at the Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila, topped the quiz bee competition of the Union of Tourism Students Cup (UTSP) 2015.
10 Mar 2015 - Fil-Chi chamber turns over school buildings to Pampanga townsPAMPANGA -- The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. turned over on Monday four school buildings with eight classrooms to elementary schools in the towns of Porac, Guagua and Sasmuan, all in the second District of Pampanga.
The school buildings were donated by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) and the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (SFFCCII).
10 Mar 2015 - Mid-quarter quarry collections reach P62-MPAMPANGA -- Barely half-way through the first quarter of the year, the province's revenues from its quarry operation has reached P62,620,000 marking a steady growth in quarry revenues.
Reports from the Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) reveal that the province was able to collect P27,820,000 for January and another P28,460,000 for February. March collections, as of March 6 alone, have reached P6,340,000 and is expected to grow more as the month revenues are registered.
10 Mar 2015 - Pampanga cops join unity walk for ‘Fallen 44’PAMPANGA -- embers of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPO), in cooperation with the Central Luzon Police Regional Office and graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), recently participated in the nationwide unity walk for 44 elite cops who were slain during the ill-fated operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25.
The said unity walk was intended to observe the 44th day since the clash between elite members of the Philippine police and Moro rebels that also left 18 rebels and three civilians dead.
9 Mar 2015 - Abaya: Develop CRK is DOTC's directionCLARK FREEPORT -- Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya Jr. said the direction of the agency is to develop Clark International Airport (CRK).
During a consultation meeting here Monday, Abaya revealed various programs the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is currently implementing at Clark airport.
9 Mar 2015 - Guv lauds Kiwanis InternationalCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda lauded over the weekend the shift of Kiwanis International's focus to the welfare of the children with their slogan "Serving the Children of the World".
The governor served as guest of honor and speaker during the 40th Kiwanis Asia Pacific Convention held here recently.
9 Mar 2015 - Angeles council okays salary increase of day care workers, BHWsANGELES CITY – Members of the Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for a P5,000 increase in the salaries of day care workers in the city.
Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin said the resolution he authored was approved during the city council’s regular session last February 3 with an amendment to include the Barangay Health Workers in the city.
9 Mar 2015 - BIR offices win 3 excellence awards from CSCPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 was recently conferred the Citizen's Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence Award for its three revenue district offices by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for their excellent frontline services.
This was bared by Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee who said that Revenue District Office No. 21A (North Pampanga), BIR-RDO 23A (Talavera, Nueva Ecija and BIR-RDO 17B were awarded the seal by the CSC. Lee added that the awards entailed cash incentives of P100,000 for the winning offices.
9 Mar 2015 - 5 Pampanga towns increase RPT incomeCLARK FREEPORT -- San Luis town and four other municipalities increased its Real Property Tax (RPT) income by a minimum of 20 percent last year compared to 2013, according to a report presented during a consultative meeting here initiated by Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda.
San Simon collected P2,537,221.44 million in 2014, or an increase of P43.93 percent compared to 2013. The others: Minalin, P7,913,699.90, or an increase of 30.95 percent; San Simon, P12,179,710.56, or an increase of 22.67 percent; Guagua, P14,439,279.94, or an increase of 22.13 percent; and Sta. Ana, P1,504,199.06, or an increase of 20.61 percent.
9 Mar 2015 - ‘Extorting’ rookie cops in hot waterANGELES CITY -- Two police rookies are in trouble and may be dismissed from the service after they were caught in the act of extorting money from an American national.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said Police Officer 1 (PO1) Herbert Sicat, 25, a resident of Barangay Salapungan, Angeles City; and PO1 Ryan Villanueva, 34, a resident of Barangay Camias, Magalang, Pampanga were already charged with grave misconduct following their involvement in extortion.
9 Mar 2015 - Former Mimosa payroll master indicted with theftCLARK FREEPORT -- The Angeles City Regional Trial Court has issued arrest warrants to Jester Machinal, former payroll section head of Clark Development Corporation – Special Project for Resorts Operations (CDC-SPRO) after allegedly "payroll padding" over P5.2 million from Mimosa employees, authorities said.
Angeles RTC branch 60 Judge Eda Dizon Era has issued two warrants of arrest against Machinal on October 10, 2014 for "unlawfully withholding" some 5,233,051.23 pesos from the salaries of the CDC-SPRO rank and file employees for his "personal gain".
9 Mar 2015 - George Clooney’s wife takes Arroyo’s case to UNPAMPANGA -- Incumbent Pampanga second district Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's case will soon get the attention of the United Nations (UN), as lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney has filed a case against the Philippine government for the continuing detention of the former President.
Clooney is a human rights lawyer and the wife of actor George Clooney.
8 Mar 2015 - Kapampangan to share artisty in SingaporePAMPANGA -- Master portrait artist Rafael Maniago is set to share his craft before international audience in a public workshop this month at the Mandala Fine Art Gallery in Singapore.
The United States-based artist is back in Pampanga for a month-long vacation and will fly to Singapore on March 21 to 25 for workshops in still life, portrait and landscape. The Kapampangan artist was chosen among the lecturers of the gallery's regular international workshops.
8 Mar 2015 - Central Luzon included in top tourist destinationsMABALACAT CITY -- Central Luzon is one of the leading regions in the country in terms of domestic visitor arrivals with 3.1 million tourists last year.
Ronnie Tiotuico, Department of Tourism Central Luzon director, said this indicate an increase of 21 percent compared to 2013 with 2.7 million tourists.
7 Mar 2015 - Cops nabbed for extortionANGELES CITY -- Two rookie policemen were arrested by combined operatives of the Angeles City Intelligence Branch and Tracker Team during an entrapment operation in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City on Saturday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the arrested cops as Police Officer (PO) 1 Hebren Sicat, 25, a resident of Barangay Salapungan, Angeles City; and PO1 Ryan Villanueva, 34, a resident of Barangay Camias, Magalang, Pampanga.
7 Mar 2015 - Hundreds served in San Fernando ‘barangayan’PAMPANGA -- More than 500 Fernandinos residing in Barangay Telebastagan benefited from the medical and dental mission held by the City Government led by Mayor Edwin Santiago during his regular outreach mission dubbed as Serbisyong Barangay on Friday.
The regular “barangayan” program is conducted every Friday and includes services like the issuance of Fernandino Access Cards, applications for educational scholarship assistance program and City College scholarship, anti-rabies vaccination, distribution of solo parent and PWD identification cards, skills registry system, issuance of senior citizen identification cards and purchase booklet, free hair cut, manicure, and massage, among others.
7 Mar 2015 - Legarda calls for increased protection of womenMABALACAT CITY -- In observance of the International Women's Day on March 8, Senator Loren Legarda reiterated Saturday her call for increased protection of women, as well as children, the elderly and persons with disabilities, around the world in emergency situations such as disasters caused by natural hazards.
Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, noted that disasters affect about 200 million people all over the world yearly, half of them women or girls whose special needs and concerns are not properly addressed, putting them at greater risk during disasters.
7 Mar 2015 - San Fernando launches SPES programPAMPANGA -- Some 500 Fernandino students are set to become part of the City Government's workforce in line with the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES), which was launched on Friday at Heroes Hall here.
A joint program between the City Government under the leadership of Mayor Edwin Santiago and the Department of Labor Employment, SPES aims to give employment opportunity to students.
6 Mar 2015 - Ex-Mabalacat vice mayor bares mayoralty bid in 2016MABALACAT CITY -- Former vice mayor Noel Castro has bared plans to run for mayor in this component city during the 2016 elections.
Castro said several groups and individuals are pushing him to seek again the city's mayorship in next year's polls.
6 Mar 2015 - Kapampangan music teacher bags top prize in songwriting tiltPAMPANGA -- A Kapampangan music teacher claimed all the marbles Thursday as he was crowned the first winner of LiKhALIKASAN: Likhang Awit para sa Kalikasan Regional Songwriting Competition of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Jay Garcia Gopez, 43, took home P30,000 and plaque with his entry entitled “Tayo na sa Pagbabago.”
6 Mar 2015 - NLEx-North Harbor Link to open March 18Motorists going to Metro Manila may soon see lower travel time due to the impending opening of the newly built North Luzon Expressway (NLEx)-North Harbor Link, which will allow the passage of cargo trucks from Manila North Harbor to Central Luzon and vice-versa.
The first phase of the road will be open to the public on March 18 despite the ongoing truck ban, according to the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC).
5 Mar 2015 - Prelates join call for CARP extensionPAMPANGA -- Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto and Archbishop Florentino Lavarias were among the 81 Catholic Church leaders who appealed to President Benigno Aquino III and Congress to "give new life and glorious finish" to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) by allowing the passage of two proposed bills that strive for the extension of and improvement of the country's land reform program.
Based on the recent letter posted in the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website, some 15 archbishops, 59 bishops, and seven Church administrators reiterated their position that the executive and legislative bodies of the government must immediately certify as urgent and pass House Bill 4296 and House Bill 4375, which are presently in "various stages of consideration in the Senate and the House of Representatives."
5 Mar 2015 - Pamintuan gets 3rd most outstanding mayor award from SuperbrandsANGELES CITY -- Multi-awarded and World No. 8 City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2015 Most Outstanding Mayors Award (MOMA) by the prestigious worldwide organization Superbrands Marketing International (SMI).
This is the third time that SMI has voted Pamintuan for the said award since 2012.
5 Mar 2015 - Korean execs vow aid for Munting Tahanan kidsMABALACAT CITY -- Officials of Busan City, South Korea, who visited the Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth in Barangay Mawaque here Thursday, vowed to assist in providing the basic needs of special children under the care of the institution.
The Korean officials, led by Busan City Board Member Kyung Chum Lee, were assisted by officials and employees of Punta Group of Companies, which is setting up a manufacturing firm inside the Clark Freeport.
5 Mar 2015 - Porac town to avail of P15-M from BUBPAMPANGA -- This town is looking at availing itself some P15-million in funds for various social and government programs and projects here under the Grassroots Participatory Process (GPP), formerly Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) of the national government.
Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said they are now finalizing processes to avail of the funds for the town. He added that different sectors will be involved in the program which is also expected to help in the overall development of local programs here.
5 Mar 2015 - Pampanga police arrest 3 suspected shabu pushersPAMPANGA -- Three suspected shabu pushers were arrested in two separate buy-bust operations conducted in the town of Guagua and Mabalacat City, Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the arrested suspects as Moises Bucu, 42; and Geron Nalux, 36, both residents of Barangay San Rafael, Guagua town; and Ervin Nuguit, 36, a resident of Madapdap Resettlement in Barangay Dapdap, Mabalacat City.
5 Mar 2015 - Lubao balloon festival ‘biggest in Southeast Asia’CLARK FREEPORT -- The Lubao International Balloon Festival, which will be held on March 26 to 29 in Prado Siongco, Lubao town, is the biggest hot-air balloon event in South East Asia, officials of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.
Noel Castro, Jr., president of the Pilipinas International Balloon Festival Incorporated (PIBFI), said that balloonists from 18 countries will participate in this annual event, which started last year.
4 Mar 2015 - Pampanga villages to get computer setsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda vowed Tuesday to provide computer units to the province’s 505 barangays for local data gathering and civil registration.
"We need to know how many people are born and how many die each year, and the main causes of their deaths, in order to have well-functioning health systems. The only way to count everyone and to track all births and deaths is through civil registration," Pineda said.
4 Mar 2015 - Sto. Tomas starts hearings on MRFPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government here has started a series of public hearings on the establishment of the town’s own materials recovery facility or MRF.
Municipal Administrator Edwin Manalese said yesterday that the first public hearing was held on February 20, with majority of stakeholders manifesting their support for the creation of the MRF in an area to be purchased by the local government unit through a P6-million loan.
4 Mar 2015 - Pamintuan bares program for Angeles youthANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan bared in a forum recently a package of programs for the youth and students of this city, including an expanded scholarship program, free wi-fi connection in all education centers and the opening of more courses at the City College of Angeles (CCA), even as he challenged the youth to also invite Senator Lito Lapid in a similar event to hear about his plans for the youth.
Pamintuan was responding to a question posed by one of the more than 600 youth and student leaders who attended the forum held at the Shanghai Restaurant, asking him to differentiate his plans for the youth with that of Lapid's, who early on announced his plan to run for mayor of the city.
4 Mar 2015 - PRO3 launches ‘Lambat-Sibat’PAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) launched Wednesday Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) "Lambat Sibat" to combat crime incidents in Central Luzon.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, Officer-In-Charge of PRO3, said the launching of "Lambat-Sibat" is the innovative data-driven strategy of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to address the rising number of crimes in the region.
4 Mar 2015 - Groups want balloon festival out of ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Some groups, which started the Clark hot air balloon festival, are urging the current organizers to transfer the international event to other places in Pampanga province due to the danger the festival poses to the Clark International Airport.
Noel Castro Jr., chairman of the Pilipinas International Balloon Festival Incorporated (PIBFI), said during the media forum "Talk Widus," organized by the Pampanga Press Club, that ballooning hinders the development and operation of an airport.
4 Mar 2015 - P1.7-M shabu seized from 4 suspected pushersPAMPANGA -- Four suspected shabu pushers were arrested by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Luzon and PDEA-National Capital Region in two separate buy-bust operations in Quezon City and Manila that resulted in the confiscation of 500 grams of suspected shabu on Monday.
PDEA3 Regional Director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the suspects as Joseph Marcelo, 37, a resident of Makati City; Russel Penamora, 24, of Lucena City; Saldy Hadji, 27; and Fahad Mikawayan, 29, both residents of Palanca Street, Quiapo, Manila.
3 Mar 2015 - Nepomuceno: Support to Pamintuan for Angeles’ sakeANGELES CITY -- Councilor Bryan Nepomuceno, who is planning to run for the city's vice-mayoralty post in 2016, said that he is supporting Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for the best interest of the city.
The city councilor issued the statement following reports that he will be Pamintuan's running mate in next year's polls.
3 Mar 2015 - Women’s role in society underscoredANGELES CITY – "The true essence of this annual celebration is to highlight the role of the women in society, which we are doing in the city every day. We have been fighting for women equality through the years."
Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan as he led the city's kick off ceremonies of the 2015 National Women’s Month with the theme, "Juana, desisyon mo ay mahalaga sa kinabukasan ng bawat isa! Ikaw na!" on Monday.
3 Mar 2015 - Kiwanis convention gets guv’s supportPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda expressed full support on Monday to the holding of Kiwanis Asia Pacific Convention 2015 from March 5 to 7 this year at the Clark Freeport with a theme, "Toward another century of growth and service."
"I wish you all the success for the 40th Kiwanis Asia Pacific Convention 2015," the governor said.
3 Mar 2015 - Militant group to bishops: Support genuine agrarian reformMABALACAT CITY – A militant group urged the members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to support House Bill (HB) 252 or the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB), instead of pressing President Benigno Aquino III and Congress to enact HB 4296 that would extend the land acquisition and distribution component of the already expired Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL).
"Napakabuting nanawagan ang mga bishop para sa interes ng mga magsasaka, kaya ngayon ay umaapela kami sa kanila na suportahan ang Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill o GARB na nagpapanukalang libreng ipamahagi ang lupa at inasyunalisa ang lupang agricultural," Anakpawis Representative Fernando "Ka Pando" Hicap said in a statement.
3 Mar 2015 - 1-M coconut trees for Central Luzon underwayPAMPANGA -- The "One Million Coconut Tree Planting Project" now goes into full swing as more nursery centers are being put up and more non-government organizations are joining the project, said Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) trustee Sylvia Ordonez.
The program was launched in Pampanga and Central Luzon on June 6, 2014 at the Benigno Hall in the City of San Fernando.
3 Mar 2015 - Kapampangan collector shares fossil discoveriesPAMPANGA -- For avid fossil collector Jorge Cuyugan, it all started with a strong interest in the history of things, which has turned into a life-long commitment of collecting fossilized shark teeth, ammonites, and a number of different geodes.
His vast collection of species covers fossil history of over 300 million years.
3 Mar 2015 - DTI posts 11% increase in new Central Luzon businessesANGELES CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) noted Tuesday an 11 percent increase in new business name registrations in Central Luzon last year, higher than the 32,620 new registrants for 2013, with the province of Bulacan having the most number of business name registrations at 8,343 in 2013 and 9,092 for 2014.
DTI OIC regional director Judith Angeles said that an important factor for the increase in the number of new business registration is the simplification of the procedures and faster transaction time.
2 Mar 2015 - Prime Clark areas venues for sports training centerCLARK FREEPORT -- The Technical Working Group (TWG) of the House of Representatives youth and sports committee agreed Monday that the Clark airport aviation complex and the Clark Green City (CGC) will be the next venues of the National Training Center.
Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao (Pampanga, 1st district), vice-chair of the youth and sports committee, said that this decision will be recommended to the committee.
2 Mar 2015 - Angeles exec sets social service programs for womenANGELES CITY -- Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting will usher in the celebration of the Women's Month this March here with a series of social service programs aimed at promoting the well-rounded development of women in different sectors of the community.
"We have lined up activities that promote the well-rounded development of women. We have diversified this year's events to cater to diverse needs of our women in the city," Vega-Cabigting said, urging Angeleño women to participate in the events.
2 Mar 2015 - Execs: Gender equality foremost in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- As the City of San Fernando kicks off its celebration of Women's Month this March, Mayor Edwin Santiago stressed Monday that "gender equality has been attained and remains foremost in the city government’s agenda."
During the press conference and media launch at city hall highlighting women’s participation in development, Santiago also lauded the “ladies in purple” for their contributions to the city’s dynamic local economy. The city has 36 organized women’s groups, including one from Northville 14 Resettlement, which join in advocating for their rights. The city is the only one in the region celebrating the “moments for women” in March and Women’s Week in September.
2 Mar 2015 - Pampanga towns to experience 9-hour power outage on March 4PAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced Monday the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities in parts of Sta. Cruz, Guagua; Bacolor, Sta. Rita, Sasmuan, Porac, Lubao; and Floridablanca, Pampanga Pampanga on March 4, Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
According to NGCP Corporate Communications Officer Ernest Vidal, the affected distribution utilities are Pampanga II Electric Cooperative Inc. (PELCO II) and San Fernando Electric Light and Power Company (SFELAPCO-Floridablanca).
2 Mar 2015 - DPWH: No more delays on Camp Dau road widening projectMABALACAT CITY–The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) on Monday clarified that the government will push through with the implementation of the Camp Dau Road widening project despite the opposition of some residents who said that Mayor Marino Morales has already ordered for the temporary suspension of the project.
Engineer Jay Salvador of the DPWH Pampanga 3rd District Engineering Office cleared the name of Morales, belying a tarpaulin installed near the project site, which stated that the local chief executive approved of the delay in the implementation of the road widening project.
2 Mar 2015 - Songwriting grand finals set March 5PAMPANGA -- Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will hold the grand finals of “LiKhALIKASAN: Likhang Awit para sa Kalikasan” at The Event Center of SM City Pampanga on March 5.
“The contest seeks to instill awareness on positive behaviors and perspectives as resiliency safeguards against the effects of climate change; promote environmental awareness, protection and preservation; and recognize people empowerment and involvement towards measures leading to preserving the well-being of the environment as act of protecting not just it but more so protecting people’s lives,” PIA Regional Director William Beltran said.
2 Mar 2015 - Angeles mayor on public spaces: ‘Political will is key’ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan highlighted the role of political will in the establishment and beautification of public spaces, plazas and parks as he spoke before local chief executives, members and guests of the League of Cities of the Philippines during the Interactive Conference on Public Place and the New Urban Agenda held Friday at the Hotel Jen, Manila.
"What actually started the ball rolling with the establishment of these parks was when we saw how dark and decrepit the old Philippine National Railways station in our city was. We saw it as a place of opportunity. My wife suggested that we had to clean the station up – and we just did," said the mayor.
2 Mar 2015 - Nepo Mall features works of Kapampangan artistsANGELES CITY -- Several Kapampangan artists teamed up with Nepo Mall for the National Arts Month celebration exhibit, featuring the province's visual arts and culture.
The art exhibit, which took place from February 27 to March 1, showcased the works of award-winning visual artists, sculptors, and painters, including Norman Tiotuico and Arnel Garcia.
2 Mar 2015 - Pagcor allots P20-M for Angeles high schoolANGELES CITY -- Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) chairman and CEO Cristino Naguiat Jr. led Monday the ground-breaking ceremony for the P19.9 million school building at the EPZA resettlement here.
Naguiat, who is a native of this city, said Pagcor gave the funds to the Bonifacio V. Romero High School in Barangay Pulung Cacutud as "part of our advocacy to help improve an advance public education."
2 Mar 2015 - Angeles school tops Tesda provincial video tiltANGELES CITY -- The St. Peter's College of Angeles City took home the top prizes of the 2015 Tatak Tesda (Technical Education and Schools Development Authority) provincial video making contest, claiming the honor of representing Pampanga at the regional level.
Alumnus Jerry Manaloto, who now works as an assistant cook in a restaurant, placed first in the individual category and got P5,000 and a plaque.
1 Mar 2015 - Camp Dau Road widening project startsMABALACAT CITY -- Construction works for the P29-million widening project of the Camp Dau Road, which was delayed for three weeks after strong opposition from some residents, has finally started.
Dau Chairman Oscar Aurelio said the road leading to the old Dau Gate of the Clark Freeport will be expanded by about 15 meters including one-meter drainage systems and 0.5 meter easement on both sides.
1 Mar 2015 - Traffic aides maul Xevera residentsMABALACAT CITY -- The head of the Mabalacat Traffic Enforcement Group (MTEG) is in hot water for allegedly asking at least four MTEG enforcers to disrupt a peaceful gathering of newly-elected homeowners association officials and residents of Xevera Subdivision here last February 25.
In a letter-complaint to Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales on Saturday, Xevera homeowners officials Edwin Lazatin, Kathleen Sabado, Edwin Roque, Joyce Katungal and Jessie Rivera and other residents said “we firmly believed that he (Santos) together with his followers have abused their power and has misappropriated government funds and resources.”
1 Mar 2015 - Angeleno artist gets Pupul ning Banua awardANGELES CITY -- Maverick visual artist Arnel Garcia received over the weekend the Pupul ning Banua (Harvest of the Year) for the field of visual arts in the awarding ceremonies at the Museo Ning Angeles here.
The Pupul Ning Banua is an honor accorded to residents of the city who have brought honor and prestige to the city in their respective fields. The honorees are people who have distinguished themselves through awards and citations that further promote their crafts and ultimately the city that honed them.
1 Mar 2015 - LGUs should develop public spaces – BinayMABALACAT CITY -- Vice President and housing czar Jejomar Binay urged local government executives to develop more public spaces, saying that "more public spaces mean better people’s lives."
"The challenge is upon us to protect and improve on existing public spaces and to bring public-private partnership in developing new ones. We must continue to fight for their development and we need champions who can push to protect, create, and make useful such public spaces."
1 Mar 2015 - More green parks to rise in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan promised to build more green parks and beatification projects in Angeles City.
In a meeting with the press last week, he said it is part of his advocacy to make the city eco-friendly and promote a livable environment.
1 Mar 2015 - Drug peddler nabbed in Santo Tomas townA suspected drug pusher was apprehended by elements of the Sto Tomas town police during an anti-drug operation recently.
Suspect Alberto Digman, 38, fell into the hands of the Municipal Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Maidsotg) under the supervision of Police Chief Insp. John Clark in a but bust operation here over the weekend.
28 Feb 2015 - DILG launches disaster preparedness manualPAMPANGA -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) launched Saturday the Operation Listo Disaster Preparedness Manual in an effort to beef up capabilities of local government units (LGUs) in Central Luzon to prevent severe loss of properties and lives during calamities specifically typhoons.
"LGUs are the frontliners in the response to any natural disaster, as mandated by law, as they are the ones most familiar with their terrain and resources and interact directly with citizens. We seek to strengthen their capacity on that aspect while preserving their flexibility in responding to it," DILG Regional Director and RDRRMC Vice-Chairperson for Preparedness Florida Dijan said during the launch.
28 Feb 2015 - Militants call for a people’s transition council to replace AquinoCLARK FREEPORT -- The militant Anakpawis Partylist called for an establishment of a people’s transition council to replace the Aquino government as demands from different sectors for the president’s resignation are intensifying. The group joined the massive protest at Mendiola led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance).
“Noong una pa lang ay maraming nang nagtatanong kung sino ang ipapalit kapag nag-resign si Aquino, ang aming paninindigan ay hindi sino kundi ano at ito ay ang transition council,” (Since the start, many were already asking who would replace in case of Aquino’s resignation; our position is not who, but what and this is the people’s transition council), Anakpawis Representative Fernando “Ka Pando” Hicap said during the protest.
28 Feb 2015 - P343M set for DA programs in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has set some P343,493,927 worth of proposed projects for Central Luzon in a bid to streamline and boost local agriculture production.
The programs include a P22-million processing facilities in Aurora province, P130-million storage facility in Bataan province and P26- million farm machinery in Nueva Ecija along with P51-million onion hangar facility that is aimed that boosting onion processing in the area.
28 Feb 2015 - American national arrested for stealing hazelnut spreadSUBIC BAY -- An American national was arrested for stealing a bottle of hazelnut spread at SM City Olongapo, recently.
Senior Superintendent Pedrito Delos Reyes, Olongapo City police director, said a security personnel of SM City Olongapo arrested Hugh Harrelson, 33, an American national presently billeted at G-Homes hotel located at East Tapinac, Olongapo City.
28 Feb 2015 - 2 arrested for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Police recently arrested five illegal drug pushers in Barangay Prado Siongco. Porac.
The arrest, the Lubao police anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of their local campaign against the illegal drugs trade.
28 Feb 2015 - Pemberton trial set March 23SUBIC BAY -- The trial of United States Marines Lance Corporal Joseph Pemberton has been set on March 23.
Pemberton, 19, is facing a murder charge over the death of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude last year in this city.
27 Feb 2015 - Pampanga towns to experience 10-hour power interruptionPAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced Friday the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities in parts of Mexico town, Arayat, Magalang and Mabalacat, Pampanga on March 1, Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NGCP Corporate Communications Officer Ernest Vidal said the affected distribution utilities are Pampanga I Electric Cooperative Inc. (Pelco I), Pampanga II Electric Cooperative Inc. (Pelco II), and Pampanga Rural Electric Service Cooperative Inc. (Presco).
27 Feb 2015 - Arsenic poisoning worries Pampanga town folkFood and health safety has become a major concern in this town after the Department of Health (DOH)-Central Luzon confirmed a number of cases of a skin disease that has been associated with exposure to high levels of arsenic.
Based on results of the confirmatory test, the DOH revealed that higher levels of arsenic were traced among 17 out of the 100 people who were examined.
27 Feb 2015 - BCDA: Construction of fuel station along SCTEX startsCLARK FREEPORT -- The state-owned Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) said that motorists plying the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) can expect added convenience by the end of the year with the first ever service area to be constructed by the country’s largest independent oil player.
BCDA president and CEO Arnel Paciano D. Casanova said ground breaking rites for the first SCTEx service area was held last Wednesday led by Seaoil Philippines Inc.
27 Feb 2015 - Wig-making program to benefit 160 in 2 Central Luzon provincesCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC), in cooperation with two locators here, is currently conducting a joint skills training and employment program for 160 individuals from the contiguous areas of this Freeport zone.
In support of CDC's effort to generate 100,000 jobs by next year, the state-owned firm has partnered with Aderans Philippines Inc. (API) and Starboard Manpower Services Inc. (SMSI) for the training and employment program on wig making project.
27 Feb 2015 - DTI-Central Luzon posts notable performance in 2014ANGELES CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Central Luzon reported significant accomplishments for Calendar Year 2014.
These are reflected in the following areas: SME development, jobs generation, investment facilitation and consumer advocacy for the seven provinces of Central Luzon.
26 Feb 2015 - BCDA eyes Clark link to North-South railwayCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is studying the construction of a 55-kilometer railway connector that will link Clark Green City with the proposed North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), which will run from Malolos, Bulacan to Calamba, Laguna.
In a statement, BCDA president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Casanova disclosed that they are in talks with at least two firms, the Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Corporation and another unnamed Japanese company.
26 Feb 2015 - CDC disperses veggie seeds to 300 farmers in TarlacCLARK FREEPORT -- Some 300 farmers benefited in the dispersal of vegetable seeds for backyard vegetable production to supplement the vegetable needs of their families and possible income from sales of excess produce.
The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) dispersed the vegetable seeds to selected farmer-beneficiaries in communities contiguous to this Freeport and Special Economic Zones.
26 Feb 2015 - Nepomucenos will support PamintuanANGELES CITY -- Cut-Cut barangay chairwoman Cecile Nepomuceno, wife of former vice governor Robin Nepomuceno and mother of Councilor Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno, reiterated her family's support to the administration of incumbent Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
Nepomuceno said that the Nepomuceno family will be supporting Pamintuan who will seek his final term in the coming May 2016 elections.
26 Feb 2015 - Tigerair offers P1,088 Clark-Hong Kong flightsCLARK FREEPORT -- Tigerair Philippines is offering seat sale for its Clark Hong Kong flights for as low as P1,088 for travel period March 9 to June 14, 2015.
This is part of the airlines’ seat sale to all its destinations from 25 February 2015 to 27 February 2015 or until seats last.
26 Feb 2015 - Central Luzon attracts P55.11-B in new investments for 2014ANGELES CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Central Luzon, through its OIC-Regional Director Judith Angeles recently reported to the Regional Development Council-Sectoral Committee on Economic Development (RDC-SCED) that the region attracted a total of P55.11-billion in new investments for Calendar Year 2014, based on the list of the Board of Investments (BOI) Approved Projects.
The investments are estimated to translate into more than 3,000 new jobs for the residents of Central Luzon.
25 Feb 2015 - Nepomuceno, Pamintuan unite for 2016ANGELES CITY -- This city's Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan confirmed Wednesday that they are now in an alliance with Councilor Bryan Nepomuceno in what observers believe is a move to deter the mayoralty plans of Senator Manuel "Lito" Lapid in 2016 here.
Pamintuan, during a breakfast forum with media, said that the young Nepomuceno is now with the administration majority.
25 Feb 2015 - 4 injured in school campus blastANGELES CITY -- Four persons were injured when a suspected improvised bomb exploded in a parking lot of a school in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Angeles City, Tuesday night.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the injured as Nolaid Cayanan, 44, a resident of Barangay Manibaug, Porac, Pampanga; Julie Ann Garica, 29, and Maries Sorima, 17, both salesladies and both residents of Barangay Amsic, Angeles City; and Michelle Gadi, 14, a resident of Barangay Paralaya, Porac, Pampanga.
25 Feb 2015 - Angeles commemorates people power revoltANGELES CITY -- The Philippines may have been taking steps in the right direction after the 1986 People Power Revolution, but for Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, huge social, political, and economic challenges remain unresolved even after 29 years since the historic movement.
This year's anniversary is anchored on the theme "EDSA 29: Ituloy ang Pagbabago!" (Continue Change), which highlights the importance of using the spirit and ideals of the 1986 People Power Revolution in bringing about positive change in the country.
25 Feb 2015 - Grant franchise to colorum trikes, village chiefs to councilANGELES CITY -- At least two village chairmen here have asked the Provincial Board to allow drivers and operators of "colorum tricycles" to secure franchises from the City Government.
Balibago chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac expressed support to the call of Angeles City Federation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (ACFEDTODA) that their colorum members, numbering more than 1,800, be granted permits to operate.
25 Feb 2015 - Cops foil attempt to steal government official’s SUVPatrolling policemen foiled an attempt by suspected carnappers to steal the SUV of the regional director of the Technical Education and Skills Authority (Tesda) parked along the national highway in Barangay Sindalan, this city, Monday.
Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, city chief of police, said patrolling policemen stopped the suspects in taking the Toyota Fortuner (TQN-956) of Teodoro Gatchalian, 56, regional director of Tesda Central Luzon, who is a resident of Kalayaan Village, Barangay Quebiawan, San Fernando.
25 Feb 2015 - Masantol into solar energyPAMPANGA -- In an effort aimed at decreasing the financial burden of the local government and promoting the use of renewable energy, this town has already installed 200 streetlights that are being powered by solar energy.
This action has already resulted to immediate benefits, said Masantol Mayor Danilo Guinto.
25 Feb 2015 - Bamban mayor sworn in as NPC memberPAMPANGA -- It was like a feast day Wednesday here in the town of Bamban when Jose Antonio T. Feliciano took his oath as new member of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) before Representative Enrique Cojuangco, Sr., provincial chairman of the NPC in Tarlac.
Almost 2,000 people witnessed the oath taking, complete with live stage performances of skits, dances and a drum and lyre group.
24 Feb 2015 - Lubao hot air balloon fest preparations in full swingPAMPANGA -- With barely a month to go before the start of this year's Lubao International Balloon Festival, preparations are now in full swing for the town's biggest event.
Now on its second year, the balloon festival, which will take place in Pradera Verde, Barangay Prado Siongco on March 26 to 29, is expected to showcase 40 hot air balloons from Germany, Malaysia, Europe and the United States. It will also raise 12 special shaped balloons like Darth Vader, Yoda,Obelix, Frog, and Humpty Dumpty.
24 Feb 2015 - Nicdao takes helm of PamCham leadershipCLARK FREEPORT -- Businessman Jess Nicdao formally assumed the post of president of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce of Industry on Monday vowing to continue the development programs, advocacies and objectives of one of the most active business chambers in region.
Nicdao was formally sworn into office with the new set of PamCham officers during the 47th General Membership Meeting and Induction of Officers at the Holiday Inn here. The induction was presided by Jollibee chairman and CEO Tony Tan Caktiong.
24 Feb 2015 - TV personalities, programs awarded in CL Media AwardsANGELES CITY -- The Holy Angel University (HAU) Communicators League recently held the 2nd Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards at the HAU Theatre.
The country's top TV networks, ABS-CBN and GMA, both garnered 14 trophies with the former bagging two of the most coveted prizes of the event, Best National TV Station and Best Regional TV Station.
24 Feb 2015 - Angeles, Davao mayors ink sisterhood pactANGELES CITY -- The local chief executive here recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the City of Davao, which establishes a sisterhood city pact that will nurture and encourage cooperation between the two local governments and their constituencies.
Held February 23 at the Angeles University Foundation (AUF), Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signed the MOA witnessed by University Chancellor, Dr. Emmanuel Y. Angeles, together with selected stakeholders and AUF student & faculty members.
24 Feb 2015 - DA hosts trade fair on high value cropsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon, through the High Value Crops Development Banner Program (HVCDP) in collaboration with the Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD), is currently hosting the High Value Crop Trade Fair at the Capitol grounds.
Since the upland farmers of Pampanga have the problem in marketing their produce, the monthly trade fair aims to promote upland high value commercial crops thru the conduct of local trade fair to make available and accessible quality natural food products.
24 Feb 2015 - PDIC raises P349-M from asset salesPAMPANGA -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) allocated a total of P159-million worth of projects in this city and other nine municipalities of Pampanga in 2014 for the Bottoms-Up Budgeting (BuB) program of the agency.
DILG Pampanga Provincial Director Myrvi Fabia identified the City of San Fernando and the municipalities of Lubao, Sasmuan, Guagua, Mexico, San Simon, Apalit, Candaba, Macabebe and Masantol as project beneficiaries of BUB Program.
24 Feb 2015 - Lazatin files ordinance on waterways cleanupANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin recently filed an ordinance institutionalizing a city-wide waterways cleanup day at least once a month.
Lazatin filed Proposed Ordinance No. 814-01-15 also known as setting the first Saturday of every month as “Barangay Waterways Cleanup Day” in the city.
24 Feb 2015 - Widus to open peppers 21CLARK FREEPORT -- Widus Hotel and Casino, Clark’s preferred one-stop leisure destination, delights its patrons once again as it premieres the world famous 21 day dry-aged steak with the opening of Peppers 21.
“We aim to give only the best luxury lifestyle as we bring in world-class fine dining experience here at Widus with Peppers 21”, shared Alfred Reyes Widus general manager.
23 Feb 2015 - 18 Pampanga towns in DILG’s GFH rosterPAMPANGA -- Eighteen Pampanga municipalities have made it to list of the 2014 Seal of Good Local Governance: Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
The GFH town recipients include the local governments of Apalit, Arayat, Bacolor, Candaba, Floridablanca, Guagua, Lubao, Macabebe, Magalang, Masantol, Mexico, Minalin, Porac, San Luis, San Simon, Santa Ana, Sta. Rita and Sto. Tomas. Only the Municipality of Sasmuan was not on the 2014 list.
23 Feb 2015 - Lack of equipment, training hamper firemenPAMPANGA - A fire volunteer official said the efforts to fight a deadly fire in Barangay Sto. Cristo were hampered because the old fire equipment that the town used during the incident barely mitigated the raging flames.
The fire tore through more than 60 households in the said village, where a one-year old boy died and hundreds were left homeless.
23 Feb 2015 - DTI Central Luzon to hold Regional Bamboo CongressANGELES CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Central Luzon is inviting bamboo enthusiasts, furniture shop owners, businessmen, media members and other stakeholders to the Regional Bamboo Congress to be held on February 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Pampanga.
State Agricultural University (PSAU), formerly Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC).
23 Feb 2015 - P500,000 released for Sta. Ana town scholarsPAMPANGA -- Mayor Rommel Concepcion led Monday the distribution of P500,000 educational assistance to indigent students of the town in simple ceremonies in front of the municipal hall here attended by recipients and their parents.
Concepcion reported that the municipal government has already given millions in cash assistance since the start of his term.
23 Feb 2015 - ‘Pupul ning Banua’ to fete Angeleño artistsANGELES CITY -- The local government here is set to extol local artists with the “Pupul ning Banua” awards to be held on February 28, 7 p.m., at the Museo ning Angeles in Barangay Sto. Rosario.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that “Pupul” has been conceptualized to recognize Angeleños who have been making strides in the field of cinema, music, fashion, visual arts, and literature, among others, in the past year.
22 Feb 2015 - ‘Pupul ning Banua’ to fete Angeleño artistsANGELES CITY -- The local government here is set to extol local artists with the “Pupul ning Banua” awards to be held on February 28, 7 p.m., at the Museo ning Angeles in Barangay Sto. Rosario.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that “Pupul” has been conceptualized to recognize Angeleños who have been making strides in the field of cinema, music, fashion, visual arts, and literature, among others, in the past year.
22 Feb 2015 - Iconic PSD chimney to be reconstructedPAMPANGA -- To allay speculations that one of the three decades-old chimneys of the Pampanga Sugar Development Corporation or Pasudeco was “torn down,” officials on Friday said that they are now consulting with heritage and structural experts in reconstructing the smoke stack which was cut in half about two weeks ago.
The chimney reportedly broke down because of age, evening of February 8 while several netizens and observers speculated that the chimney -- a historic heritage landmark built in March 1921 -- was purposely torn down.
22 Feb 2015 - Massive effort to save dolphin endsSUBIC FREEPORT -- A massive collaborative effort to rescue and rehabilitate a Fraser's dolphin that was the lone survivor of an “unusual mortality event" affecting 31 dolphins last month has ended with its death.
The group of dolphins, which were found along the coast of thirteen different towns in Pangasinan and La Union, are suspected by authorities to be victims of dynamite fishing.
21 Feb 2015 - Kapampangan film reaps awards in Gawad TanglawANGELES CITY -- Internationally acclaimed film “Magkakabaung” bagged awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film with its lead actor Allen Dizon also winning Best Actor and sharing the honor stage with actresses Nora Aunor and Angelica Panganiban in the recent 13th Gawad Tanglaw awarding ceremonies the other day.
Gawad Tanglaw (Gawad Tagapuring mga Akademisyan ng Aninong Gumagalaw) is an academe-based award-giving body that honors the best in Philippine media annually. It recognizes outstanding works and personalities in cinema, television, radio, print, and theater arts which contribute to the development of Philippine arts as a whole.
21 Feb 2015 - DA, ATI conduct training for cassava plantersPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Central Luzon in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center 3 is now conducting the season-long Training of Trainers (TOT) on Integrated Crop Management for Cassava for the period of February to December 2015.
Andrew Villacorta, DA regional director, said that a total of 30 selected agriculture extension workers, agricultural technician and DA employees from the Provinces of Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija and Aurora are attending the said activity.
21 Feb 2015 - Epira causes Luzon brownoutsANGELES CITY -- The Anakpawis Party-list said that the reported brownouts in Luzon to occur on the first half of March are all but consequences of Republic Act 9136, or the Electric Power Reform Act (Epira) of 2001.
The group claimed that the Epira law has surrendered the control of the country’s power plants to the private sector.
20 Feb 2015 - Guv wants ‘help’ for scavengersPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda wants a Health, Education, Livelihood Program (HELP) package for scavengers in Pampanga whom she acknowledged as one of the "environment heroes of the province."
The governor said scavengers play the lead role in the provincial waste management program in line with Capitol’s advocacy in making Pampanga a beautiful, clean, and environment-friendly province.
20 Feb 2015 - Angeles trike drivers ask council to open franchiseANGELES CITY --- Tricycle drivers and operators from various associations in this city are asking the city council to open the issuance of franchise for trikes plying the city.
Pedring Punzalan, president of the Angeles City Federation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, told the city councilors during the hearing that close to 2,000 of their members are operating sans permits from the City Government.
20 Feb 2015 - Angeles gets GFH awardANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan announced that the City Government of Angeles is one of the recipients of the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
"This is another proof of the soundness of our financial policies and the transparency of all our transactions. We have continuously and consistently complied with the DILG’s directives on full disclosure policy," Pamintuan said.
20 Feb 2015 - Crime group members killed in shoot outPAMPANGA -- Two members of a notorious crime group involved in robbery hold-up and carnapping activities in Pampanga were killed during a brief firefight with policemen in Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Thursday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the fatalities as Francis Badillo and Jessie Romero, alias Ka Jessie Mallari, both were residents of Mexico town.
20 Feb 2015 - Binay asks Aquino to convene NSCCLARK FREEPORT -- Vice-President Jejomar Binay called Wednesday on President Benigno Aquino III to convene the National Security Council (NSC) to assess the national peace and security situation and define appropriate measures.
"In light of recent developments especially the reports of renewed clashes in Mindanao, I urge President Aquino to convene the National Security Council," Binay said.
20 Feb 2015 - Roxas orders cascading of Oplan Lambat SibatPAMPANGA -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II ordered police officials to ensure that Oplan Lambat-Sibat be cascaded in a "deliberate, programmatic and systematic" manner in Central Luzon and other regions of the country.
Roxas said Oplan Lambat-Sibat will be launched in Central Luzon maybe on the first week of March and in Calabarzon in the first week of April this year.
19 Feb 2015 - Capitol expends P20 million for basic social servicesPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda expended a total of P 20,362,417.39 for the delivery of various basic social services for the year 2014, according to a report submitted by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).
The report shows Capitol launched various programs, projects, and activities benefitting Kapampangans from various sectoral groups such as children and youth, persons with disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens, women, indigenous people (IPs), and family heads and other needy adults (FHONA).
19 Feb 2015 - 153 househelps, stakeholders attend Araw ng Kasambahay in CLPAMPANGA -- Some 153 household helpers or "kasambahays" attended the recently concluded Araw ng Kasambahay in three provinces in Central Luzon, the Labor department said on Tuesday.
The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) holds this annual event to commemorate the valuable contributions of kasambahays to families of working parents.
19 Feb 2015 - Fernandina among this year's Mansmith young market mastersPAMPANGA -- Fernandina Kathlene Gomez is among this year's awardees of the 10th Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA).
Gomez is the Marketing Group Manager of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. and this year’s Mansmith YMMA Awardee for Marketing Management. She is a Pampanga High School alumna and a native of this capital city.
19 Feb 2015 - Pampanga hits TB treatment targetPAMPANGA -- Pampanga hit the exact national tuberculosis (TB) treatment success rate of 90 percent in 2014 and exceeded the target of 90 percent with a 91 percent case detection rate for the same aspect last year.
This was noted by the Innovations and Multisectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis (Impact), a United States Agency for International Development-funded, Philippine Business for Social Progress-managed non-government organization based in Intramuros, Manila.
19 Feb 2015 - Angeles least vulnerable to climate changeANGELES CITY -- This city emerged as least vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in the country and it could sustain its robust economic growth through sound infrastructure development and active trade facilitation, according to the latest study of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Bank of Philippines Islands Foundation (BPIF).
The study entitled "Business Risk Assessment and the Management of Climate Change Impacts" assessed the climate change preparedness of assessed the climate change preparedness of 16 major cities in the Philippines: Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Laoag, Zamboanga, Angeles, Batangas, Naga, Tacloban, Butuan, General Santos, Puerto Princesa and Santiago.
19 Feb 2015 - Guiao: Camp Dau road widening to start soonMABALACAT CITY -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao expressed yesterday optimism that the widening of the Camp Dau road will start soon.
Guiao said Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales assured him that he will talk to some of the residents who aired their opposition against the P29-million national government project, which will be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Luzon office.
19 Feb 2015 - DA hosts Gawad Saka workshopPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Central Luzon conducted its Gawad Saka Review Planning and Workshop held at Fiona's Farm La Paz in Magalang town to encourage best practices in local agriculture.
The Gawad Saka is a prestigious award given by DA to honor and pay tribute to the outstanding achievers in agriculture and fisheries in the country. The DA hopes to encourage more farmers to go into other technologies, practices and skills development to further improve agricultural yield and improve the lives of local farmers and communities engaged in farming.
19 Feb 2015 - Man nabbed in Sta. Rita for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- A man was arrested Wednesday morning following a buy bust operation conducted by the Sta. Rita Municipal Police Station (MPS) at Barangay San Agustin here.
Police Senior Inspector Michael Masangkay, chief of Sta. Rita police, said the arrest was part of their efforts to put an end to the vast illegal drugs operations in the town.
19 Feb 2015 - Mamac all out for Pampanga redistrictingANGELES CITY -- Barangay Balibago village chief Tony Mamac said that he is all out in supporting moves to reshape the district configuration of the province as well as turning Angeles City into a lone district.
Mamac told the current population, needs and political situation in the province demand a wider representation. He added that the redistricting would enable better resource management for the people in communities were funding and development is needed.
19 Feb 2015 - Paskuhan sale ‘aboveboard’PAMPANGA -- Officials of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) on Wednesday disclosed that the sale of Paskuhan Village or Hilaga is "aboveboard" and that documents and processes related to its disposal are well in order.
Tieza general manager and former Pampanga governor Mark Lapid, along with operations manager Jethro Lozada and assistant chief of operations for infrastructure Atty. Guiller Asido, clarified during an interview over dwRW 95.1 FM’s Talakayan that "everything is aboveboard and all transactions regarding the sale of Paskuhan Village were followed with full transparency."
19 Feb 2015 - Village chief: Residents oppose widening of Camp Dau roadMABALACAT CITY -- Residents here are opposing the widening of the Camp Dau Road which leads to the old gate or checkpoint of Clark Freeport.
This was learned from Dau Barangay Chairman Oscar Aurelio, who said that he asked officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to suspend the start of the construction until issues are resolved.
19 Feb 2015 - Pamintuan: Angeles crime rate down 15%ANGELES CITY -- The index crime rate has declined by as much as 15 percent, from 554 to 470 covering January 2014 to January 2015, signifying improved peace and order in this city.
This was according to a report from Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) as Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently convened the first meeting of the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) for 2015.
19 Feb 2015 - Morales: City jail congestedANGELES CITY -- Councilor Maricel "Marang" Morales has stressed the need to build more cells at the Angeles City District Jail, which already exceeded its maximum number of inmates.
During a visit on Valentine's Day, Morales said she and Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan found out that that prison cells at the district jail are overcrowded.
19 Feb 2015 - Police files double murder charges vs killer of 2 femalesANGELES CITY -- Police on Tuesday filed double murder charges against the killer of two females who were found in two rooms at Clarkview Hotel located in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said Angeles City Police station 4 has filed double murder cases before the Angeles City Prosecutor’s Office against the suspect identified as Blessed John Albano, 19.
17 Feb 2015 - AbeKa pooh-poohs Lapid claim on bonus tax lawANGELES CITY -- The Partido Abe Kapampangan (AbeKa) pooh-poohed Tuesday the claim of Senator Lito Lapid that he is a principal author of the new law, Republic Act 10653, that exempts the 13th month pay and other bonuses from taxes.
"The claim is like cattle rustling. As we put it in Kapampangan, it is like mapanaku damulag," said AbeKa deputy secretary general William Aguilar.
17 Feb 2015 - Angeles celebrates National Arts MonthANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO) has prepared a sundry of art events in celebration of the National Arts Month (NAM) 2015.
With the theme "Highlighting Local Cultural Genius to Promote Pride of Place", local Kapampangan and Angeleño artists will take center stage as they showcase their talents and artistry in the different art disciplines.
17 Feb 2015 - Anakpawis: Aquino suppressing issues on Mamasapano clashMABALACAT CITY -- Anakpawis partylist Representative Fernando "Ka Pando" Hicap slammed the suspension of the joint hearing of the committees on Public Order and Peace, Reconciliation and Unity on the Mamasapano incident at the House of Representatives.
Hicap claimed that the move is yet another deceitful ploy of President Aquino to suppress the truth from the Filipino people.
17 Feb 2015 - Capitol to help in rebuilding homes of Guagua fire victimsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda said Monday that they are now in coordination with the victims of the recent fire incident in Guagua town that rendered some 85 families homeless as the Provincial Government of Pampanga is set to assist the victims in rebuilding their homes.
"We have ordered the clearing of the area so that they can start rebuilding," Governor Pineda said in an interview at the Capitol.
17 Feb 2015 - Fernandino couples wed on Valentine’s DayPAMPANGA -- A mass wedding was held last February 14 in celebration of Valentine's Day and the last installment for the celebration of Kaganapan 2015, the 14th celebration of the cityhood of San Fernando.
Led by City Mayor Edwin Santiago, City Civil Registry Officer Rimando Umali, Kaganapan 2015 chairperson Virgilio Cortez and co-chairperson of Kasalang Balen Engr. Jose Diaz, the mass wedding was attended by a total of 89 couples all from the 35 barangays of the city.
17 Feb 2015 - Suspected killer of 2 women arrestedANGELES CITY -- Police arrested Monday the suspected killer of two women who were found dead in two rooms of Clarkview hotel located along Malabanias, Angeles City.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said arrested was Blessed John Albano, 19, a native of Ramon, Isabela.
17 Feb 2015 - Porac gets good financial housekeeping awardPAMPANGA -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has announced recently in its official website that Porac is one of the local government units in this province to receive the much-coveted Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) Award.
Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz said the award only proves that his administration is serious with its transparency and good governance stance.
17 Feb 2015 - Camarines Sur village execs observe best practices of BalibagoANGELES CITY -- Camarines Sur Third District Maria Leonor "Leni" Gerona-Robredo yesterday said that he wants barangays in her district to be inspired and work for the progress of the respective villages.
Robredo led barangay leaders from Calabanga town, Camarines Sur (CamSur) province in a whole-day educational tour (Lakbay Aral) in Barangay Balibago on Tuesday.
17 Feb 2015 - Balloon fest boosts local economyCLARK FREEPORT -- Thousands of local merchants and members of the transport industry in and around the Freeport here profited from the recently concluded 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF).
The trickle-down effect in the economy was felt by the local businesses as an estimated 200,000 spectators locally and from around the world flocked to the aerosports event.
16 Feb 2015 - Paskuhan lots sold, not donated to PTAPAMPANGA -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) said Monday that the two parcels of land where Paskuhan Village (later renamed to Hilaga) is located were sold to the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) and not donated as speculated by some observers.
Tieza said it is still waiting for the issuance of a notice of award to reported winning bidder SM Development Corporation.
16 Feb 2015 - San Fernando hits P1-B revenue goalPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando has reached the first billion of its revenue goal for 2014 with a total revenue collection of P1.077 billion, sourced mainly from business taxes and realty taxes paid by business owners and real property owners in this city.
Mayor Edwin Santiago said that without increasing taxes, the city was able to realize 92 percent of its last year’s target pegged at P1.17 billion.
16 Feb 2015 - Lapid authors 13th month pay, bonus tax exemption lawsPAMPANGA -- Senator Lito Lapid is one of the principal authors in the Senate of the new law exempting the 13th month pay and other benefits from income taxation, said lawyer Filmer Abrajano, Lapid's chief of staff.
The law, now known as Republic Act 10653, was approved by President Benigno Aquino III last February 12.
16 Feb 2015 - 600th Air Base Wing promotes oral healthCLARK FREEPORT -- The 600th Air Base Wing (ABW) of the Philippine Air Force recently celebrated its 22nd Founding Anniversary by extending dental services to hundreds of school children here.
The 600th ABW's task is to operate and maintain base facilities within the total of 313.39 hectares comprising the Clark Special Economic Zone.
16 Feb 2015 - Priest bashing on Facebook continuesPAMPANGA -- Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto's appeal to Kapampangans last year to stop the unabated bashing of priest on the social networking site Facebook seemed to be unheeded by unscrupulous groups as one Facebook page still continues to issue statements discrediting the parish priest of Santa Rita de Cascia in Santa Rita town.
Earlier, Aniceto has called the people behind two Facebook accounts to refrain from issuing damaging statements on Facebook against the priest of Santa Rita and Santa Monica Parish in Mexico town.
16 Feb 2015 - New vehicles ready to serve FernandinosPAMPANGA -- Faster and more efficient delivery of services await Fernandinos as the City Government here acquired more service vehicles for public use.
This was stated by Mayor Edwin Santiago during the blessing and inauguration of the 39 newly acquired vehicles by the City Government held in front of the city hall on Monday.
15 Feb 2015 - 2 suspected drug pushers nabbed in FloridablancaMichael Manuel, 28, a resident of Pabanlag Resettlement; and Millet Juego, 31, a resident of Barangay Del Carmen, both in the town of Floridablanca, were arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by operatives of Floridablanca police in Barangay Paguiruan, Floridablanca, Pampanga, over the weekend.
Superintendent Jhonna Rosales, chief of police of Floridablanca, said the two were collared after they handed to a buyer poseur three small heat sealed transparent sachets containing suspected shabu and P500 marked money used in the operation.
15 Feb 2015 - 2 women found dead in hotelANGLELES CITY -- Two women were found dead in two rooms of Clarkview hotel located along Malabanias, Angeles City, on Friday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said the two victims were found in separate rooms of Clarkview by hotel attendants.
15 Feb 2015 - Paragala Central Luzon media awards set February 21ANGELES CITY -- The most liked, most, watched, and the most popular icons on Philippine television will once again take the center stage at this year's Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards, which will take place on February 21 at the Holy Angel University (HAU) Theatre.
Now on its second year, the Paragala was convened by the HAU Communicators' League, the official organization of Communication Arts students in the university.
14 Feb 2015 - Sectoral initiative sought to help streetkidsANGELES CITY -- Balibago Barangay chairman Tony Mamac has called on sectoral initiatives to help keep children off the streets.
This, after Mamac initiated rescue operations taking dozens of children off the streets.
13 Feb 2015 - Boy killed in Guagua firePAMPANGA -- A one-year old boy died and hundreds were left homeless a day before Valentine's Day after a huge fire razed more than 60 households in a residential lot in this town.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Pampanga police provincial director, identified the fatality as Louise Gabriel Olimpio Lapire of Santo Cristo, a densely populated village in said part of Guagua town.
13 Feb 2015 - Mabalacat RPT shares reach over P30M in 2014 -- MoralesMABALACAT CITY -- The City Government of Mabalacat has clarified that its Real Property Tax (RPT) shares last year was recorded at P30,293,474.06.
Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales denied reports that only some P899,819 had been remitted to the provincial coffer in 2014.
13 Feb 2015 - Kapampangan receives ‘Ani ng Dangal’ with Vilma Santos, Jake CuencaMulti-Awarded Photographer Ruston Banal received the 2015 Ani ng Dangal Awards in the field of photography at the National Museum in Manila over the weekend sharing the stage with Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto and actor Jake Cuenca.
Ani ng Dangal or "Harvest of Honors" is a state recognition given by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. It
13 Feb 2015 - PhilHealth, Lubao RHU conduct blood typing for pregnant womenPAMPANGA -- In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Philippine Health (PhilHealth) Insurance Corporation, in cooperation with the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Barangay San Isidro,conducted freeblood type testing for more than 500 pregnant women in this town.
“The blood typing activity is part of the PhilHealth’s 20th anniversary. Knowing the blood type is basic for pregnant women so the PhilHealth decided to expand the activity in the different parts of the country,” said Ma. Elizabeth Capuli of the PhilHealth Region III.
13 Feb 2015 - NPA rebels burn heavy equipmentMembers of the New People's Army (NPA) burned a heavy equipment in a construction site in Barangay Palomaria, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, Friday morning.
Senior Superintendent Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police provincial director, said the incident occurred along the Bongabon-Rizal provincial road at 12:15 Friday.
12 Feb 2015 - Angeles village amusement tax gets council’s nodANGELES CITY -- The City Government has approved an ordinance passed by the council of Barangay Malabanias imposing fees in places of recreation and amusement centers.
The city council approved the amended version of Malabanias Barangay Council Ordinance Number 02 Series of 2014 enacting the imposition of barangay fees in businesses.
12 Feb 2015 - ‘Fallen 44’ inspires future commandosPAMPANGA -- "Police trainees should draw inspiration from the 44 slain Special Action Force (SAF) commandos in fulfilling their duties of fighting crime in the country."
Thus said Police Superintendent Rodel Pastor as he addressed the recognition rites of the 213 members of the "Matikas" Class of 2014 at the Regional Training Center III in Barangay Sto. Niño here.
12 Feb 2015 - LTO Angeles wins 'Seal of Excellence' awardANGELES CITY -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has conferred the citizen's Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence Award to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Angeles City District Office last February 6.
LTO Angeles District Office chief Aida Santiago received the award from Robert Martinez, acting commissioner of the CSC, in ceremonies held at the CSC Region III office at the Government Center in Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
12 Feb 2015 - Fire guts P300,000 worth of grocery itemsPAMPANGA -- The fire that hit a grocery store in a building located at the Old Public Market in San Fernando on Wednesday caused some P300,000 in damages to property.
The City of San Fernando Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said that the fire probably resulted from an electrical short circuit.
12 Feb 2015 - LGBT advocate to host CLTV 36 lifestyle showPAMPANGA -- The Laus Group-owned regional television network CLTV 36 has announced that starting this February, it will begin airing a new show called "Living in Style with Michelle Jhoie Ferraris".
This new local lifestyle show will have its primetime debut on February 14, Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will have replays on Fridays from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
12 Feb 2015 - Government asked to stop police, military operations in MindanaoANGELES CITY -- The Anakpawis Partylist has asked the government to stop police and military operations in Mindanao.
This as the House of Representatives conduct its investigation on the clash between the Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP–SAF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) forces in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao
12 Feb 2015 - PELCO I preps up for AGMAPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga I Electric Cooperative Inc. (PELCO I) is presently preparing for its upcoming Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) to be held on February 15 at the PELCO I Main Office, Barangay Sto. Domingo, this town.
Engineer Roy De Leon, Institutional Services Department manager of PELCO I, said that they are currently on the preparation stage for their big event this coming Sunday as they are aiming for more member-consumers attending the annual assembly.
11 Feb 2015 - ‘Badong’ art exhibit opens in AngelesANGELES CITY -- In line with the celebration of the National Arts Month in this city, the Angeles City of Tourism Office (ACTO) is currently hosting “Badong: Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage” exhibit at the Angeles City Library and Information Center.
“We wanted to bring arts, culture and tourism closer to the Angeleños and it is such an honor that Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and National Council for Culture and Arts (NCCA) granted us this rare opportunity to host this exhibit,” said Dr. Richard Daenos, City Tourism Officer.
11 Feb 2015 - Angeles cops observe awareness week to prevent child abuseANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) joins the observance of the National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Commercial Sexual exploitation, or the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week (CSAAW).
This year’s observance started last February 8 and will run until February 14 under the theme “Labanan ang Pang-aabusong Sekswal sa mga Bata: NOW NA!”
11 Feb 2015 - Capitol completes P1.6-B infra projects in 4 yearsPAMPANGA -- Assistant Provincial Engineer Olimpio “Noli” Pangan revealed Wednesday that a total of P1,637,749,396.65 worth of infrastructure projects have been completed by Capitol in less than four years of the administration of Governor Lilia Pineda.
Pangan said that in the first term of Governor Pineda alone, some P1.03-billion major infrastructure projects have been implemented and completed by the Provincial Government.
11 Feb 2015 - Bayan ‘doubts’ approval of Purisima’s resignationPAMPANGA -- The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan(Bayan) Central Luzon expressed Wednesday doubts over the intentions of President Benigno Aquino III in accepting the resignation of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima, who allegedly acted as the commander of the doomed operation that killed 44 elite cops in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
Bayan-Central Luzon secretary general Eco Dangla, who led a protest last weekend to demand the resignation of President Aquino, described the resigned PNP chief Purisima as nothing more than a diversionary tactic to distract attention from the issues.
11 Feb 2015 - 88,000 indigents served by KDFPAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) has served more than 88,000 indigents through its various health programs in Pampanga since the organization renewed its non-profit activities in Pampanga in 2007.
This was reported by KDF Trustee Sylvia Ordonez as the organization is set to celebrate the natal day of its late partner this week whose namesake hospital, the Jose A. Datu Medical Center has become the base of operations of KDF. Ordonez said that most of the beneficiaries are those who availed of medical services like free cataract operations, artificial legs, and facial reconstructive surgery among others aside from its medical missions and other support services.
11 Feb 2015 - Angeles mayor’s staff to seek vice mayoral postANGELES CITY -- The name and reputation of former City Councilor Alexander "Alex" Cauguiran is synonymous to victories, particularly on elections for mayor here.
Cauguiran, chief-of-staff of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, is regarded as the chief political tactician of the incumbent two-term mayor.
10 Feb 2015 - Homeowners irked over loud sounds from barsANGELES CITY -- Scores of residents at Diamond Subdivision, a posh residential area in Barangay Balibago, here are complaining about the "blasting and disturbing" sounds coming from nearby business establishments situated at the private subdivision’s main entrance.
Tanya Dizon, spokesperson of the Diamond Subdivision homeowners, said that noise pollution along Arayat Street and Marlim Boulevard is causing sleepless nights and illnesses to some residents.
10 Feb 2015 - Guv extends aid to kabalen OFWs from Sierra LeonePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda distributed on Monday financial assistance to eight Kapampangan Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked and came home from Ebola-affected Sierra Leone.
The OFWs who received P10,000 each were Jonathan Tuazon, Jr, Ernesto Montemayor, Luisito Capulong, Efren Ignacio, Jovert Libut, Roden De Leon, Rommel Mandap and Alvin Mandap.
10 Feb 2015 - AUF grads tops in PT boardsANGELES CITY -- Two graduates of Angeles University Foundation (AUF) bagged the second and seventh places in the February 2015 Physical Therapy Licensure Examination, announced AUF President Dr. Joseph E.L. Angeles.
AUF also registered the highest passing rate among PT schools in Northern and Central Luzon, according to the records of the Professional Regulation Commission.
10 Feb 2015 - Lazatin lauds US military for humanitarian missionANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin has lauded the plan of the United States military to conduct a humanitarian mission here and Olongapo City this coming August.
Lazatin said "it's a great manifestation of care and friendship" shortly after he assisted five officers of the United States Navy and United States Army during a visit in the city to coordinate the mission.
10 Feb 2015 - Trade Fair highlights Fernandino CulturePAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando, Pampanga headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago, is holding an agro-industrial trade fair from February 2 to 14 in line with the 14th cityhood anniversary of this city.
Themed as "an afFair to remember", the five-day activity is showcasing the indigenous products of Fernandinos like wood crafts, water lily handicrafts, fresh farm products, authentic Kapampangan cuisine and native delicacies.
10 Feb 2015 - Puregold giant store to open soon in CandabaPAMPANGA -- Puregold, giant retail chain with more than 225 stores nationwide will soon open its another one-stop shopping convenience store in the heart of this town – Poblacion.
This came as the municipality led by Mayor Rene Maglanque and Puregold headed by Girlie Sy and site inspection and acquisition manager Lalette Alea, inked Friday a memorandum of agreement for the establishment of Puregold offering a wide array of goods from groceries, apparel, household accessories and furniture at very affordable prices.
9 Feb 2015 - Apec records ‘zero crimes’CLARK FREEPORT – "Relatively safe and zero crimes" were recorded on the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Senior Officials Meeting 1 (SOM1) held here.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, Central Luzon Police officer-in-charge and Task Group Commander disclosed this during the monthly forum "Talk Widus" of the Pampanga Press Club (PPC) in cooperation with the Widus Hotel and Casino.
9 Feb 2015 - Local hotels support Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015CLARK FREEPORT -- Operators of hotels in Angeles city expressed support to the 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) amidst the challenges and some reports to stop the event.
According to Roy Del Rosario, Manager of Oasis Hotel, the annual event has benefitted the entire Angeles City and the surrounding area, making it the city and the province’s signature event.
9 Feb 2015 - Expectant moms given oral health care tips in ‘Buntis Congress’PAMPANGA -- Why do pregnant women often suffer from oral health diseases? What do healthy teeth in a soon-to-be mother have to do with the baby? How can expecting moms prevent tooth decay?
These were some of the questions asked by some 150 pregnant women during the week-long "Buntis Congress" of the Department of Health National Association of Dentist (DHNAD) Pampanga Chapter and Philippine Dental Association (PDA) Pampanga Chapter, which was held at the Domingo B. Flores District Hospital (DBFDH) in Macabebe.
9 Feb 2015 - Graduating students hired in Metro Job FairPAMPANGA -- Some 700 graduating students and fresh graduates were given priority in the opening of this year’s Metro Job Fair at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.
The job fair is a joint project of the local government units of San Ferando, Bacolor, Sto. Tomas, and Mexico in cooperation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).
9 Feb 2015 - SBMA employees protest delay in salary increaseSUBIC BAY -- Employees of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) wore black armbands and black shirts during the flag raising ceremony here on Monday as a sign of protest against the long delayed implementation of salary increases in the agency.
According to Ted Peñaflor II, president of the newly formed SBMA Employees Association, their action calls for President Aquino to hear the sentiments of SBMA employees who have been allegedly “neglected by the government for a long period of time.”
9 Feb 2015 - San Fernando leads cycling caravanPAMPANGA -- A cycling caravan took place last February over the weekend as part of Kaganapan 2015, the 14th anniversary celebration of the cityhood of San Fernando.
Led by the Kaganapan 2015 Committee under its chairperson Virgilio Cortez and the San Fernando Sports Council, the caravan covered 36 kilometers from the City Hall through all but four of the city’s barangays, up to the Heroes Hall.
9 Feb 2015 - Pampanga's RPT collection reaches P209-MPAMPANGA -- Pampanga's Real Property Tax proceeds have reached P208,996,907.16 in the previous year, amassed from the province’s one city and 19 municipalities.
This refutes earlier information that for several years, the province's RPT collection was tied up at only P24 million or so.
8 Feb 2015 - Provincial Board backs 'decongest' advocacyPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Board headed by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda and all local legislators here have manifested their full support to the advocacy of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) calling for the decongestion of Metro Manila amid threats and risks posed by natural disasters.
In last Friday’s session, Third District Board Member Rosve Henson filed a resolution supporting the advocacy, expressing the urgency for government to decongest the National Capital Region and the importance of spreading out investments, resources and vital centers among the country’s 16 regions which was unanimously approved.
8 Feb 2015 - Top Central Luzon shabu dealers nabbedANGELES CITY -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region 3 (PDEA3) has apprehended two notorious drug dealer in Central Luzon in Barangay Pampang, Angeles City after several months of casing and surveillance.
PDEA3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the suspects as Abdul Fatah Unte, 35, and his cohort Absari Boriongan, both residents of said barangay.
7 Feb 2015 - Official: Hosting of Apec meet has long-term economic benefitsCLARK FREEPORT -- The country's hosting of this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit would mean a lot of economic benefits for the Philippines in the long term, the head of the Apec 2015 National Organizing Council said.
In the past 10 to 15 years, the Philippines’ trade with Apec member economies has grown by eight percent annually, Director General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. told China Central Television during an interview here.
7 Feb 2015 - Group slams police on ‘no rally’ policyANGELES CITY -- The militant Anakpawis Partylist slammed the "no rally" policy set by the Central Luzon police during the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) meeting in Clark Freeport, which officially concluded Saturday.
The group stated that Central Luzon police director Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, claimed that mayors around the Clark Freeport did not grant rally permits in order to secure the area and protect the VIPs attending the Apec Senior Officials Meeting (SOM1).
7 Feb 2015 - Group slams police on ‘no rally’ policyANGELES CITY -- The militant Anakpawis Partylist slammed the "no rally" policy set by the Central Luzon police during the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) meeting in Clark Freeport, which officially concluded Saturday.
The group stated that Central Luzon police director Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, claimed that mayors around the Clark Freeport did not grant rally permits in order to secure the area and protect the VIPs attending the Apec Senior Officials Meeting (SOM1).
7 Feb 2015 - Binay lauds HLURB’s ISO certificationPAMPANGA -- Vice President Jejomar Binay lauded the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) after its Quality Management System (QMS) was certified under ISO 9001:2008.
The certification covers the HLURB Core Processes (Provision of Technical Assistance in Land Use Planning, Regulation and Adjudication) and Support Processes in the Central Office, Expanded National Capital Regional Field Office and Southern Tagalog Regional Field Office.
7 Feb 2015 - Holiday Inn, Chevrolet Pampanga to present ‘#FlyingHighInLove’CLARK FREEPORT -- It is the most romantic time of the year. This Valentine’s month, Holiday Inn Clark continues its tradition of providing the best dining and entertainment choices in the region, with our variety of Valentine dinner date options.
Holiday Inn Clark marks Valentine's Day with the "#FlyingHighInLove" show at the poolside, featuring the REtroSPECT Band.
7 Feb 2015 - SM Pampanga to host papal visit memorabilia exhibitPAMPANGA -- SM City Pampanga will host this March an exhibit on the recent papal visit of Pope Francis that will feature memorabilia items from the various papal events and even a crucifix used in one of the Masses.
The event dubbed "Papal Throwback: An Exhibit of Papal Visit Memorabilia" brings together items collected by Roman Catholic faithful to remind them of the recent event.
6 Feb 2015 - Capitol hosts dinner for Apec delegatesCLARK FREEPORT -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice Governor Dennis Pineda hosted a banquet for the delegates of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) at Oxford Hotel on Thursday.
Delegates from various parts of the world particularly Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam are at Clark for the First Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM1).
6 Feb 2015 - Apl. De. Ap inspires Kapampangan kidsMABALACAT CITY -- Filipino American pop artist and record producer Apl De Ap (Allan Pineda) has motivated Kapampangan children to study and work hard to attain their dreams in life.
The Black Eyes Peas member inspired the kids during the launching of his Jollibee franchise store in the commercial district of Barangay Dau here on Thursday.
6 Feb 2015 - 35 police chiefs in Central Luzon to be relieved in major revampPAMPANGA -- At least 35 chiefs of police (COPs) in Central Luzon will be relieved from their posts as part of major revamp that will be implemented soon.
This was disclosed by Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3)
6 Feb 2015 - Marang wants March 6 a non-working holidayANGELES CITY -- Councilor Maricel "Marang" Morales is pushing for the declaration of March 6 as a non-working holiday for female employees of the city government here.
Morales sponsored a resolution in the City Council to declare holiday on the said date in line with the country’s celebration of Women's Month.
6 Feb 2015 - Capitol recruitment fair records 469 applicantsPAMPANGA -- A total of 469 Kapampangans attended and submitted applications for various positions at the recently concluded Special Recruitment Activity conducted by the provincial government through its Public Employment Services Office (Peso).
The Capitol, headed by Governor Lilia Pineda, partnered for the first time with PhilStar International Services Corporation which was in urgent need of more than 700 skilled workers to be deployed in Guam.
6 Feb 2015 - Couple arrested for drugsPAMPANGA -- Agents of the Regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Central Luzon (PDEA-3) arrested a couple during a buy-bust operation at a food chain along Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA), City of San Fernando and recovered from the suspects was 200 grams of shabu worth P700,000.
PDEA-3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the arrested as Paul Omina, 33 and Merlyn Ates, 32, both of Barangay San Antonio 1, Noveleta, Tanza, Cavite.
5 Feb 2015 - RDC prepares for implementation of senior high schoolPAMPANGA -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) has formed a technical working group (TWG) that is meant to address gaps and prepare Central Luzon for the implementation of Senior High School (SHS) by School Year 2016-2017.
"The Department of Education (DepEd) has reiterated the need for the support of all local government units as well as concerned national agencies in preparation for SHS and full implementation of K to 12 in general. It shall be needing help particularly in the provision of adequate facilities and other logistical concerns," RDC Vice Chair and National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) Regional Director Severino Santos said.
5 Feb 2015 - Quarrymen start year with P27.8-M incomePAMPANGA -- Branding it as a good start for 2015 towards another big year in quarry operations, Capitol's Environment and Natural Resources Office and the Kapampangan A Lulugud at Matapat (Kalam) quarrymen disclosed Thursday of the P27,820,000 income posted last month.
With the January revenues, total quarry collections during the administration of Governor Lilia Pineda now stand at P1,304,665,000 from the sand and gravel sector alone.
5 Feb 2015 - Anakpawis urges Aquino to resignANGELES CITY – The militant Anakpawis Partylist joined the Makabayan progressive bloc in the public clamor for President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino to resign or step down from his position.
Anakpawis based its demand from Aquino’s successive and grave errors such as the botched Mamasapano operation and the recent affirmation of the Supreme Court that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is unconstitutional.
5 Feb 2015 - Pampanga Peso helps 10,601 Kapampangans land jobs in 2014PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda was able to place 10,601 Kapampangans for both local and overseas employment in 2014, based on a report by the Public Employment Services Office (PESO).
Luningning Vergara, provincial public employment services officer, said that a total of 131 local recruitment activities or job fairs were conducted by their office in said year alone, benefitting the 19 municipalities and two component cities of the province.
5 Feb 2015 - Binay awards 1,186 CeLAs to Nueva Ecija folkCLARK FREEPORT -- Vice President Jejomar Binay led the distribution of Certificates of Lot Allocation (CeLAs) to over 1,000 housing beneficiaries in Nueva Ecija over the weekend.
Binay, chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDDC), awarded CeLAs to 800 employees of the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in the Science City of Muñoz and to 386 occupants of non-core properties of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) designated as socialized housing sites in Cuyapo town.
5 Feb 2015 - 2 dead in separate shootingsPAMPANGA -- Two persons were killed by motorcycle riding suspects in two municipalities in Pampanga, Wednesday.
Police identified the two fatalities as Leonardo Salac, 51, a resident of Barangay Cupang, Arayat; and Reyanan Quiros, 38, a resident of Barangay San Juan, San Simon.
5 Feb 2015 - Celebrate a weekend of fun-flying, love and excitement at WidusCLARK FREEPORT -- Widus Leisure Inc., proprietor of Widus Hotel and Casino, celebrates the 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival (PIHABF) with special promos and gastronomic offers exclusively slated for the “weekend of everything that flies”.
The widely anticipated aviation event, which annually draws huge crowds from families, group of friends to aviation fans, is making its return to Clark from February 12 to 15, guaranteeing this year to be bigger and better than previous staging.
4 Feb 2015 - Central Luzon police head warns ‘bad eggs’ in uniformANGELES CITY -- The officer-in-charge of the Central Luzon police office has warned police officers who are engaging in mulcting activities that he will not tolerate wrongdoings in the police service.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos issued the statement to local media Wednesday at Widus Hotel when he was asked about Tuesday night’s arrest of two policemen in this city who allegedly extorted P1-million from a Korean national they charged with human trafficking.
4 Feb 2015 - Capitol willing to support organic farmingPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda reiterated the willingness of the Provincial Government in supporting organic farming in the province as she visited an organic farm in Barangay San Roque, this town.
Pineda said the Provincial Government is willing to help those who are promoting organic farming like Charisma Natural Farm as its vegetable produce are ideal, nutritious and good for the health of the people.
4 Feb 2015 - Communications student is Miss MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- A communications student from Barangay Dau was named Friday as Miss Mabalacat City 2015 during the elaborate and Broadway-inspired pageant held at Xevera, Tabun here.
Bianca Leana Mae De Leon, 20, who is currently taking Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication at Holy Angel University emerged victorious among 14 lovely candidates during the star-studded coronation night.
4 Feb 2015 - Police: Apec delegates securedCLARK FREEPORT -- Delegates of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference, who came from various countries, are safe and no untoward incidents involving them were reported.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, Central Luzon police officer in charge and Task Group commander, disclosed this during the monthly forum Talk Widus of the Pampanga Press Club (PPC) at Widus Hotel on Wednesday.
4 Feb 2015 - Capitol back on air at RW 95.1PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government, through its Provincial Information Office (PIO), can now be heard again on-air through, "Mabuhay Ka Pampanga!" -- a one-hour radio program broadcasted over regional station dwRW 95.1 FM.
"Mabuhay Ka Pampanga!", hosted by Provincial Information Officer Joel Mapiles, aims to bring timely and relevant information to kabalens, particularly projects and programs launched by Capitol headed by Governor Lilia Pineda.
4 Feb 2015 - Man arrested for raping girl, 9Police arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl in Barangay San Roque Bitas, Arayat, Pampanga, Tuesday.
Superintendent Wilson Alicuman, Arayat chief of police, identified the arrested as Sherwin Flores, 20, a resident of said barangay.
4 Feb 2015 - Apec fast-tracks private, government projectsCLARK FREEPORT – One of the biggest benefits brought by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) to the country is fast-tracking projects of both the government and private sectors including expansion plans of various locators here.
It can be recalled that Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president and chief executive officer Arthur Tugade said that legacy projects including the Clark Rotunda, Clark Museum, Clark 4D Theatre and Clark Integrated Command Center were to be implemented by 2015.
3 Feb 2015 - Apec council supports ‘decongest’ advocacyCLARK FREEPORT -- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Business Advisory Council has vowed strong support in the call of North and Central Luzon business groups spearheaded by the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) to decongest Metro Manila and focus on the full development of Clark Freeport in a bid to attain inclusive growth.
During the first Apec Public Private Dialogue (PPD) on Services 2015 here on Tuesday, Business Advisory Council Chairman Doris Magsaysay Ho said that Metro Manila "is not the only place in the Philippines" and that stakeholders, including the national government, should look farther to growth corridors in Pampanga, Tarlac, Subic and other North and Central Luzon development hubs.
3 Feb 2015 - San Fernando to celebrate 14th cityhood anniversaryPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando will lead this year's 14th cityhood celebrations with a throng of activities highlighting the theme "Fernandinong Misasanmetung, Susi ning Tagumpe at Panyulung."
Mayor Edwin Santiago, in Tuesday's press conference, said that the events are aimed promoting unity and participation among the city's different sectors through various cultural and social activities. The events include bloodletting, cycling caravan, zumba marathon, and job fair.
3 Feb 2015 - Rizal Memorial Coliseum transferring to ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Stakeholders of the Rizal Memorial Coliseum have agreed to transfer the sports facility to Clark, Pampanga First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao recently announced.
Guiao said a coliseum, which serves as national training center of Filipino athletes, will be built inside a 50-hectare property inside the Freeport to replace the old one in Metro Manila.
3 Feb 2015 - Angeles mayor announces 20 new positions at City CollegeANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently revealed 20 new positions that need to be filled in at the City College of Angeles (CCA).
Pamintuan said that with the rise of enrollment numbers in the said school, it is only right to hire more instructors and professors as a response to the rising demand.
3 Feb 2015 - LGU eyes widening of PSAU road linkPAMPANGA -- Magalang Mayor Romulo "Romy" Pecson said they will ask the National Government to appropriate funds for the widening of a three-kilometer road from Barangay San Nicolas to Barangay Ayala where the Pampanga State Agricultural College (PSAU) is situated.
The mayor said that at least P5-million is needed to construct additional one meter on both sides of the highway and drainage system.
3 Feb 2015 - Birthing clinic benefits indigentsPAMPANGA -- The indigent birthing clinic at Jesus Datu Medical Center (JADMC) has facilitated dozens of successful maternal deliveries barely a few months since it opened in September last year.
The clinic is run by the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) in cooperation with the Arellano University and the Amado Rodriguez District Hospital in Bacolor.
3 Feb 2015 - Santos: Regional connectivity effective strategy for inclusive growthSUBIC BAY – "As recognized by the APEC Economic Leaders in 2013, we have already been able, and should continue to move ahead in a common direction towards furthering travel facilitation for the benefit of business people across economies, in pursuance of the need for more efficient flow of goods, services, capital and people."
Thus stressed Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Wilfredo Santos on Monday to member-economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) in the need to accelerate the region’s connectivity in various areas of interest as an effective strategy to reach inclusive growth.
3 Feb 2015 - Swiss national stabbed to deathMABALACAT CITY -- A Swiss national was stabbed to death by a bystander along 1st Drive Airmen's Village in Barangay Mabiga, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, over the weekend.
Superintendent Noel Torre, chief of police of Mabalacat City, identified the victim as Roger Fritz Lang, 67, a Swiss national and temporarily renting a house at the said village.
2 Feb 2015 - Guv: ‘Fallen 44’ worth honoringPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda said the sacrifices of the 44 fallen commandos of the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who were slain and the 12 others who were hurt in a clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao Sunday are worth honoring as they put, dedicated and offered themselves in defense of the country and the Filipino people.
The governor issued the statement as she extended condolences and sympathies to the families of the fallen members of the PNP-SAF.
2 Feb 2015 - No plastics move to go up to Provincial BoardPAMPANGA -- To allay the confusion on the boundaries where the no plastics ordinance of the City of San Fernando is being implemented, Councilor Benedict Jasper Lagman said over the weekend that the regulatory measure will be elevated to the Provincial Board (PB) for possible adoption of other local government units.
Recently, many consumers and shoppers were reportedly confused after supermarket personnel referred them to the "Mexico side" of a giant mall here where they could avail of plastic bags for the purchases, even if they were from San Fernando.
2 Feb 2015 - Customs exec: ‘Empowering SMEs key to inclusive growth’CLARK FREEPORT — "We can, and should, make the extra effort to ensure that small businesses are not excluded from the benefits of integration."
Thus said Customs Commissioner John Sevilla as he called on fellow customs officials from member-economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) to enhance regional economic integration by empowering small and medium enterprises towards the attainment of inclusive growth.
2 Feb 2015 - Title distribution for Hacienda Dolores beneficiaries ongoingPAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz assured Monday that the distribution of land titles for those in Barangay Hacienda Dolores is ongoing as 44 locals received their land titles recently as part of real estate developer Leonio Land's title donation program.
Dela Cruz said they are coordinating with beneficiaries and Leonio Land to ensure that everything is done efficiently for the beneficiaries. Dela Cruz added that they are coordinating for more livelihood programs for the beneficiaries to help them put up various sources of income.
2 Feb 2015 - Angeles honors slain SAF troopsANGELES CITY -- With the Philippine flag hoisted at half-mast and the national anthem sang loudly, hundreds of local government employees and officials here gathered on Monday to pay tribute to the 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) elite personnel who fell during a battle in Mamasapano in Maguindanao.
The rites for the 44 brave souls were held at the City Hall during the regular Monday flag-raising ceremony.
2 Feb 2015 - Porac thanks partylist for support to indigentsPAMPANGA -- he Porac Town Council passed a resolution over the weekend thanking the Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption (Cibac) Partylist for its support of P1.7 million for various social services programs for the town.
Councilor Mark Valencia filed the resolution which was approved unanimously by councilors present during the session. Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz also thanked Cibac Representative Sherwin Tugna for his continuing support for Porac town.
1 Feb 2015 - Guiao: Prepare for student influx at PSAUPAMPANGA -- First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao urged officials in this agricultural town to prepare for the influx of student at the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU), which was recently declared state university by the Commission on Higher Education (Ched).
Guiao issued the statement during the inauguration of the Bren Z. Guiao Legislative and Judicial Hall on Friday.
1 Feb 2015 - KDF birthing clinic benefits indigentsPAMPANGA -- A birthing clinic at Jesus A Datu Medical Center (JADMC) has facilitated dozens of successful maternal deliveries barely a few months since it opened in September last year.
The clinic is run by Kapampangan Development Foundation ( KDF) and in cooperation with the Arellano University (AU) and the Amado Rodriguez District Hospital in Bacolor.
1 Feb 2015 - Slain SAF member gets military honorPAMPANGA -- Police officers in 11 stations in Bataan province and Balanga City provided military honor to slain PO3 John Lloyd Sumbilla.
Senior Superintendent Rhodel Sermonia, Bataan police director, said some of the police officers who provided military honor to Sumbilla are members of Special Action Force.
1 Feb 2015 - Sto.Tomas police nab man in buy-bust operationPAMPANGA -- This town's Municipal Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Maidsotg) operatives, under the supervision of Police Chief Insp. John Clark, arrested one suspect in a buy-bust operation over the weekend.
Clark said the operation was in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 3, under control number 0115-00174.
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