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28 Sep 2016 - Shabu lab linked to Bilibid networkPAMPANGA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday disclosed of the alleged connection of the clandestine mega shabu laboratory discovered in Arayat recently to the drug lords at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP).
This was after Duterte personally inspected the laboratory and equipment inside the said facility which he branded as a "factory" due to its capacity to produce some 200 kilos of methampethamine hydrochloride or shabu per cycle.
28 Sep 2016 - Guv Pineda apologizes for failure to detect shabu labsPAMPANGA -- In line with the consecutive discoveries of clandestine shabu laboratories in the province, Governor Lilia Pineda on Thursday expressed her apologies to President Rodrigo Duterte for their existence.
During the visit of the President to personally inspect the mega shabu factory here, Duterte said Governor Pineda "profusely apologized" to him that such illegal establishments existed under her watch.
28 Sep 2016 - Councilors request inclusion of 2nd tranche of pay hikes in 2017 budgetANGELES CITY - Councilors Edgardo Pamintuan Jr., Jericho Aguas and Alex Indiongco have asked City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and the Local Finance Committee to include the second tranche of the mandated salary increases and benefits of city plantilla personnel in the 2017 annual budget of the city government.
"Subject to availability of funds and viable fund sources, we are respectfully requesting the City Mayor and the Local Finance Committee to include the second tranche of the salary increases and benefits for plantilla city employees in the 2017 annual budget which will pass through the Sangguniang Panglungsod," the three councilors said in a resolution.
28 Sep 2016 - DILG initiates Operation Listo for disaster preparednessPAMPANGA -- The Department of the Interior and local Government (DILG), through the Local Government Academy (LGA), initiated Operation LiSto in a bid to strengthen disaster preparedness of local government units.
This is in accordance with the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010 (RA 10121). The advocacy program aims to strengthen the preparedness of local government units for disasters using the whole government approach for disaster preparedness.
27 Sep 2016 - Duterte orders shabu ‘factory’ sequesteredPAMPANGA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered for the sequestration of the mega shabu laboratory discovered in a remote area at the foot of Mt. Arayat in Barangay San Juan Baño recently.
Branding it as a “factory” due to its size and production capacities, the President directed officials to put the laboratory into government possession after he personally led an inspection of the clandestine facility. Duterte was accompanied by PNP Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa, Police Regional Office III Direct Director Aaron Aquino, Pampanga Police Director Rodolfo Recomono, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Genertal Isidro Lapeña, Governor Lilia Pineda, Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda, Arayat Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino and other top officials.
27 Sep 2016 - EdSa named Presidential Lingkod Bayan AwardeePAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago was named one of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan (PLB) awardees in Central Luzon during the 2016 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
The award was received by Santiago from CSC Executive Director Arthur Luis Florentin and Regional Director Myrna Macatangay last September 26 at the Widus Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone.
27 Sep 2016 - Dead body found floating in Pampanga RiverPAMPANGA -- A body of a still unidentified woman was found floating at the Barangay Sucad portion, Apalit of Pampanga River on Monday.
According to Superintendent Wilson Alicuman, this town's police chief, the body, which was discovered by residents early morning, was put inside a steel barrier and was covered with a sack.
27 Sep 2016 - Mall workers undergo bomb threat seminarCLARK FREEPORT -- The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the 710th Special Operations Wing (SPOW) of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday conducted a bomb threat management seminar at the SM City Clark here.
The project is aimed to educate mall employees on how to handle a bomb threat including the immediate reporting of incidents and evacuation of shoppers.
27 Sep 2016 - Africa eyes twinning agreement with PampangaPAMPANGA -- South African Ambassador Martin Slabber met Governor Lilia Pineda at the Provincial Capitol on Monday to discuss a twinning agreement between his country and the Province of Pampanga on agriculture, fishery and even manufacturing.
The two officials also discussed how to strengthen the cooperation and connection between South Africa and Pampanga in terms of agriculture and investment.
27 Sep 2016 - DOLE gives Pampanga gov’t P4-M for livelihood of 138 kabalensPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recently gave P4-million to the provincial government of Pampanga recently for the livelihood assistance of at least 138 kabalens.
According to Public Employment Services Office Manager Luningning Vergara, the P4-million worth of livelihood program includes the distribution of nego trailers to 12 kapampangan associations with 15 members each, assistance to 50 sewers under Mananahing Kapampangan, 10 individual nego-kart beneficiaries, 16 group starter kit beneficiaries with five members each and 50 push carts for scavengers.
26 Sep 2016 - Masantol to file TRO vs DPWH on fishpensPAMPANGA -- In line with the ongoing battle of this municipality against the demolition of fishpens by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), local officials and residents here have agreed to file a temporary restraining order (TRO) in the proper court to stop further damage brought by the said project.
This was disclosed by Mayor Danilo S. Guintu following the protest staged by his constituents to show opposition to the project which reportedly damages the stability of the Pampanga Delta Dike.
26 Sep 2016 - Angeles City to host traffic summitANGELES CITY --- The Angeles City local government will host a traffic summit at Royce Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 to address the growing problem of traffic congestion in the city.
With the theme, "Abe-abe king problema, saup-saup king solusyun," the day-long conference will tackle the issues on public transportation, traffic management, traffic legislation, the impact of the full utilization of Clark International Airport (CIA) and the future plans and projects of the local government that are geared towards the improvement of traffic.
26 Sep 2016 - Angeleño elderlies get free anti-pneumonia vaccinationANGELES CITY -- As part of the Grandparents Day celebration, the local government here and the Department of Health Region III (DOH-3), administered a pneumococcal disease immunization program to over 250 senior citizens here on September 26 at the City Hall.
The said program aims to prevent Pneumonia among the elderly by intensifying DOH's nationwide efforts in implementing the Expanded Immunization Program for Senior Citizens. This is in cooperation with a US-based pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD).
26 Sep 2016 - Run to end HIV stigma set October 9PAMPANGA -- The Pedal for HIV, a campaign in spreading HIV/AIDS awareness in the Philippines through cycling and sports-related activities, will organize a fun run on October 9, 2016 entitled "Run Series: Color Splash Edition 2016" in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
In partnership with different local government and non-government units, the event's core objective is to raise the understanding and awareness of people about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
25 Sep 2016 - Ex Apalit vice mayor gunned downPAMPANGA -- A former vice-mayor of this town was killed by two gunmen on Friday afternoon at his resort in Barangay San Juan here.
The victim identified as Alex Manlapaz, who became vice-mayor of this town from 2001 to 2004, was shot dead in Masa Royale, a private resort owned by his family at around 1 p.m. Friday.
25 Sep 2016 - CSF launches tourism promotions collateralsPAMPANGA -- With the emergence of this city as one of the top tourism destinations in the region, the local government launched its three newest projects for tourism promotion over the weekend.
Led by Mayor Edwin D. Santiago and Department of Tourism Central Luzon Director Ronnie Tiotuico, the city presented its very own EZ Map which will serve as a comprehensive guide for visitors to all tourism related establishments and historical landmarks around the city.
25 Sep 2016 - Government team 'ready for peace'ANGELES CITY -- The entire Philippine government team is all set for the next round of negotiation in Oslo, Norway, on October 6 to 10, an official said Sunday.
“All the Reciprocal Working Groups are functioning well and the Reciprocal Working Committees have conducted meetings too. I think it's all systems go for the next round. We're ready for peace,” said Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, League of Cities of Philippines national president and adviser of the Philippine Government Peace Panel for the talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
24 Sep 2016 - Folks chide DPWH over demolition of fishpensPAMPANGA -- More than 500 Masantol residents and local officials rallied over the continuous demolition of fishpens in coastal villages here despite their repeated appeal to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to stop operations for the safety of the communities.
Led by former Mayor Epifanio Lacap and Vice-Mayor Marcelo "Bajun" Lacap, the group trooped to the Barangay Sapang Kawayan portion of the Pampanga Delta Dike where the removed fishponds which served as secondary dikes were damaged.
24 Sep 2016 - Guv eyes fish hubs in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda plans to put up Community Fish Landing Centers (CFLCs) in Minalin, Macabebe and Candaba towns as venue for skills development training in post–harvest, fishery conservation and resource management.
In a meeting with the Provincial Agricultural Fishery Council (PAFC) held at the Executive House, Capitol compound on Friday, Governor Pineda said that the CFLCs are part of the urban planning in Pampanga as they will serve as training ground for kabalens who wish to start a small business by acquiring skills in all kinds of fish preservation.
24 Sep 2016 - Drug suspect slain, 3 others arrestedANGELES CITY -- A suspected shabu pusher was killed while three others were arrested during separate buy-bust operations on Friday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified the slain suspect as Jordan Cuartelon, 34, a resident of Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City.
24 Sep 2016 - Village chief denounces extrajudicial killingsANGELES CITY -- A village chief in this city has condemned extrajudicial killings allegedly perpetrated by drug lords, Ninja cops, and other vigilante groups.
Chairman Tony Mamac of Barangay Balibago said that he supports legitimate Philippine National Police (PNP) operations against drug pushers and users.
24 Sep 2016 - Pampanga to ink deal with DND, VMCC on veterans’ healthcarePAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda, the Department of National Defense and the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) will ink a memorandum of agreement to bring medical services closer to veterans.
VMCC Medical Professional Staff Dr. Dominador Chiong Jr. and Dr. Martha Nucum met with Governor Pineda, Provincial Administrator Andres Pangilinan, Jr. and officer-in-charge of the Provincial Health Office Dr. Jose Antonio Rivera to discuss the Veterans Hospitalization and Medical Care Program that can be implemented in 11 provincial and district hospitals.
23 Sep 2016 - Suspected shabu lab operators identifiedPAMPANGA -- Arayat Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino named Friday, September 23, two Chinese nationals who are suspected to be part of the operation of the shabu laboratory discovered here on Thursday at the foot of Mt. Arayat.
The shabu laboratory, believed to be the biggest in the country, was busted by the local government here, in coordination with the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, in a remote area of Barangay San Juan Banio.
23 Sep 2016 - Arayateño passes blind audition of Voice of RomaniaPAMPANGA -- Kapampangan singer Rose Marie Velasquez turned four chairs on The Voice of Romania on Friday.
Everyone was thrilled by Velasquez’s performance after giving her audience her flawless version of Andra Day’s 2015 hit, “Rise Up.”
23 Sep 2016 - Malaysian rating firm visits ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) recently welcomed sovereign analysts from RAM Ratings Service Berhad to study the investment climate in the Philippines.
The Malaysian analysts' visit to Clark was arranged by the Investor Relations Office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (IRO-BSP).
23 Sep 2016 - Schools get 'yellow boats'PAMPANGA -- The Tarik Suliman High School and Sapang Kawayan Integrated School in Masantol, Bulac High School in Minalin and the San Esteban Elementary School in Macabebe each received one strong motorized yellow fiber boat from the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Pampanga, last September 19.
Students from these remote flood-prone areas who have no chances of reaching school by land were the beneficiaries of their "Yellow Boat Project."
22 Sep 2016 - Quarry revenues hit P2-B markPAMPANGA -- Revenues from the quarry industry of Pampanga has reached P2 billion in the past 75 months.
Based on the initial report of the Environmental and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) as of September 16, the quarry revenues came from the aggregated sum of P1,875,585,000 in quarry shares; weighing scale fees P114,067,000; accreditation of motor vehicles P32,558,555; and quarry sand and gravel fees P5,228,015.79.
22 Sep 2016 - Residents air complaint vs fast food chain waste waterMABALACAT CITY --- Tricycle drivers and residents of the Barangay Santa Ines and some parts of Barangay San Francisco here have filed a formal complaint against a Chinese fast food chain here for allegedly discharging waste water with foul odor.
A petition paper dated September 14, 2016, which was signed by more than 100 residents signed a petition, with matching photos, was recently sent to the city council to push local officials make an action regarding the issue.
22 Sep 2016 - Biggest shabu lab discoveredPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police discovered what has been branded as the biggest shabu laboratory in the country at the foot of Mt. Arayat in Barangay San Juan Baño yesterday afternoon.
The shabu factory, which is the second to be uncovered in the province in the span of two weeks, is disguised as a piggery and corn crasher registered to a certain Chinese-national, said PDEA Central Luzon Information Officer Glen Guillermo.
22 Sep 2016 - Capitol to deploy 4 mobile vans for sick kabalensCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda announced on Tuesday that the provincial government will deploy four mobile vans complete with medical laboratory equipment in the 505 barangays of the province.
This was gleaned during the 2016 Regional Health Workers Congress with a theme, "Lahat Para sa Kalusugan Tungo sa Kalusugan" attended by almost 1,000 barangay health workers (BHWs) from Central Luzon.
22 Sep 2016 - Local climate change action plan for LGUs formulatedPAMPANGA -- In line with the efforts of addressing Philippines' vulnerability when it comes to natural hazards, the Department of Interior and Local Government Region III (DILG-3) conducted a seminar-workshop on the formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) for LGUs on September 21 to 23, 2016 at Angeles City with participants from selected local government units (LGUs) from the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, and Nueva Ecija.
The LCCAP contains the policies and measures that a local government must implement and streamline to be able to adapt to climate change and to mitigate its effects.
20 Sep 2016 - Waze driver satisfaction index plain dataANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has described the Waze Driver Satisfaction Index (WDSI) as "plain data and nothing more than that."
"We looked at the Waze Driver Satisfaction Index and found out that it's their own analysis. It's not even a survey. It's plain data and that is that."
20 Sep 2016 - AC councilors express support to NUJP nationalANGELES CITY --- Members of the City Council of Angeles expressed support to the National Union of Journalist of the Philippines (NUJP) stand against threats to media men and declaration that media welcomes criticism.
"We fully support the declaration of the NUJP national leadership. By stating openly that media is open to criticism but at the same time standing up against any form violence against the press, whether physical or verbal threats, the NUJP showed that it is a democratic organization," said Councilor Jericho Aguas.
20 Sep 2016 - PPC issues counter caution vs PamintuanANGELES CITY---The Pampanga Press Club (PPC) has issued a counter caution to Angeles City Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan, Jr. for his apparent lack of understanding on the role of media in helping ensure free flow of information especially towards governance and public interests.
While media has no right to meddle in the affairs of the City Council and its members, it has, however, a duty to report to the public on developments at the August body and other offices, especially those in Government, the PPC said.
20 Sep 2016 - Halili orders inspection of piggeriesMABALACAT CITY --- Vice-Mayor Christian Halili has ordered for the inspection of hog farms in a bid to ensure that no drug syndicates are operating a shabu laboratory within the city.
Halili said that he and Mayor Marino Morales initiated the filing of a resolution urging various local government offices, including the permits and licensing division and rural health units, to conduct the inspection of the piggeries and similar establishments.
19 Sep 2016 - Dredging, desilting of waterways startPAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas Mayor Johnny Sambo bared Monday that the second phase of the waterways declogging program has already started.
This was after the local government, who is the facilitating the project, successfully removed water hyacinths along the two-kilometer rivers and tributaries of Santo Tomas and Minalin towns and the City of San Fernando.
19 Sep 2016 - City councilors hit ‘tyranny of one’ANGELES CITY -- Councilors belonging to the Partido Abe Kapampangan (AbeKa) criticized opposition Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. for "pushing for the approval of proposed resolutions and ordinances without giving us the opportunity to study or even conduct research."
"This is a tyranny of one!, we cannot be cowed by the desire of one person who wants his proposals calendared or approved even without the benefit of some amount of study." said No. 1 Councilor Jericho Aguas.
19 Sep 2016 - Don Bosco Bacolor to reopen in 2017PAMPANGA -- Through the outpouring support and donations of Don Bosco alumni and past pupils, the Don Bosco Academy in Bacolor, Pampanga is finally set to reopen in school year 2017-2018.
In a press conference held Monday at Max's Restaurant in Villa Del Sol in third city, Fr. Ditto Gueco, vice provincial of the North Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco in the Philippines, announced the good news that the private Catholic educational institution will go back to its original site in Bacolor town.
19 Sep 2016 - Gonzales to push Bacolor rehabilitationPAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales Jr. vowed to follow up the full implementation of the Bacolor rehabilitation plan in which the objective is the complete rehabilitation of this town buried by lahar, volcanic ashes and debris during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991.
It could be remembered that the said law was initiated in the House of Representatives by Gonzales as House Bill (HB) 3380 in his term in 2008.
19 Sep 2016 - Brown rice to solve undernourishment in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- One important reason to switch to brown rice is that it will solve the region’s problem with undernourishment.
Be RICEponsible Campaign Director Hazel Antonio shared that based on the latest data provided by the International Food Policy Research Institute, there exists a 13.5 percent proportion of undernourished in the country’s population.
19 Sep 2016 - DOH Central Luzon to hold job fairPAMPANGA -- The Department of Health (DOH) is set to hold a Regional Job Fair on September 20 to 21 at the Trade Hall of SM City Pampanga.
Available positions include medical officers, medical specialists, administrative positions, nurses, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, social welfare officers, lawyers, medical equipment technicians, physical therapists, midwives, nursing attendants, social welfare assistants, speech therapists, and psychologists.
19 Sep 2016 - Santa Rita cops conduct drug campaign for studentsPAMPANGA -- Chief Police Officer Francisco Sawadan Jr. along with San Jose Barangay Captain Abel Pineda spearheaded the Drug Information Dissemination Campaign for the high school students of Santa Rita College (SRC) on Monday.
This is part of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Awareness Program of the Barangay Drug Abuse Council (BDAC) and Philippine National Police (PNP) of Santa Rita town.
19 Sep 2016 - Mayor wants more school buildings for BacolorPAMPANGA -- Bacolor town Mayor Jose Maria "Jomar" Hizon had asked the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) and the Department of Education (DepEd) to include more school buildings in the new updated plans for the rehabilitation of Bacolor town.
Hizon said that it is likely that the town would need P100-million to P200-million in funding to build schools in or near former communities in the town that have been damaged by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. Most of Bacolor town's local population are now located in resettlement centers in Pampanga.
19 Sep 2016 - Drug pusher slainANGELES CITY -- A suspected drug pusher/user was killed when he tried to shoot it out with policemen in Barangay Sta. Trinidad early dawn yesterday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified the fatality as only a certain Hadji.
19 Sep 2016 - More investors flocking to Mexico townPAMPANGA -- Jollibee, Puregold, SM Savemore and a gasoline station will soon rise in this town.
"These establishments will be of great help to the economy of our municipality and most especially to all Mexicanos," said Mexico Municipal Information Officer Dax Bondoc.
18 Sep 2016 - Two drug pushers slain, 13 others arrestedTwo suspected drug pushers were killed and 13 others were arrested in a separate anti-illegal drug operations in Angeles City, Saturday and Sunday.
In a report here, Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified one of the slain suspects as Datdo and while the other is still being identified; both slain suspects are residents of Barangay Balibago.
18 Sep 2016 - GMA7 corrects mistake, apologizesANGELES CITY -- GMA7 has apologized for its mistake in a report which quoted GRP Peace Panel Adviser and League of Cities of the Philippines National President Edgardo Pamintuan as saying the communist rebels are behind the killings of farmers in Nueva Ecija.
In an erratum, the website said, "GMA News Online corrected its article to remove the line saying that Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan had alleged that the CPP-NPA was behind the killings, which was published in error.
18 Sep 2016 - New Magalang Police Chief inspects business establishmentsPAMPANGA -- Newly installed chief of police, Supt. Jhoanna P. Rosales on Friday conducted an inspection on farms, factories and other business establishments here.
Rosales led the inspection in compliance to executive order (EO) No. 10-2016 of Mayor Malu Paras-Lacson.
17 Sep 2016 - Guv wants campaign vs drugs sustainedPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has called on all barangay officials and the local police to sustain the anti-drugs campaign in Pampanga as the provincial government looks for better ways to help drug dependents get effective rehabilitation.
This, as Governor Pineda met with the officials and chiefs of police of different towns and cities of the province in the capital city on weekend.
17 Sep 2016 - Santiago commends city hall loyalty awardeesPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago commended government employees in the City who completed public service for more than a decade during the loyalty awards ceremony on Thursday at Heroes Hall.
The city mayor, joined by Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, City Human Resource and Development Office (CHRDO) chief Rachelle Yusi and City Assessor Jose De Leon led this year’s awarding of 51 employees who rendered 10 to 35 years of service.
17 Sep 2016 - Pamintuan lauded for anti-drugs, cleanliness programsANGELES CITY -- A barangay chairman here has lauded Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for initiating anti-drugs and cleanliness drive all over the city.
Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, chairman of Barangay Balibago, said the mayor on Friday met with the 33 village chiefs here and discussed the programs.
17 Sep 2016 - Central Luzon farmers, nation to benefit from BROWN4good challengePAMPANGA -- Various Central Luzon farmers and farmers’ associations will benefit from the BROWN4good challenge spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).
PhilRice’s Be Riceposible Campaign Director Hazel Antonio said that one of the problems of the country related to agriculture is the low income of farmers, averaging P50,000 per annum.
17 Sep 2016 - Legarda: Help heal ozone layerMABALACAT CITY -- In celebration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on September 16, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to continue to do their part in helping heal the ozone layer while also taking action to address other environmental concerns such as climate change.
Alarmed by the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica in 1985, nations adopted the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.
17 Sep 2016 - Drug pusher arrested in MinalinPAMPANGA -- A suspected drug pusher was arrested by police operatives during a buy bust operation in Barangay Sta. Rita, Minalin recently.
Chief Inspector Pearl Joy Gollayan, acting chief of police, identified the suspect as Amar Perez, 36, a native of Sabang Lapaz, Agusan del Sur but presently residing at Purok 3, Barangay San Pedro in this municipality.
17 Sep 2016 - CCCSF students get scholarship grants from SMCPAMPANGA -- A total of 10 students from the City College of San Fernando (CCSF) received scholarship grants from San Miguel Brewery Foundation.
The grantees were purposefully and carefully selected to qualify for the full scholarship grant given by the said beneficiary.
17 Sep 2016 - NUJP hits PamintuanCLARK FREEPORT --- The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Pampanga Chapter has assailed Councilor Edgardo "Edu" Pamintuan, Jr. for his earlier statements perceived by newsmen as plain censorship that curtails press freedom.
NUJP-Pampanga Chairman Ashley Manabat said that on September 13, 2016, Pamintuan lambasted his fellow Councilor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. in a press release emanating from the City Information Office.
17 Sep 2016 - Vice-Guv, mayor laud Lubao top cop for arrest of rape-slay suspectPAMPANGA -- Vice Governor Dennis Pineda and Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab commended Lubao's police chief for the immediate arrest of the suspect in the gruesome killing of mother and son in the coastal barangay of San Jose Gumi here the other day.
The vice-governor and the mayor here recognized the efforts of Police Chief Inspector Michael Masangkay and his men for their relentless efforts that resulted to the arrest of Ronnel Canilao, 21, resident of the same barangay and suspect in the slaying of a 41-year old mom and her 10-year old son.
16 Sep 2016 - Suspect in Lubao murders arrestedPAMPANGA -- The suspect in the murder of a 41-year-old mother and her 10-year-old son in their home in Barangay San Jose Gumi, Lubao town on Wednesday was arrested the next day after a massive manhunt and after an informant tipped off the whereabouts of the alleged killer.
During a press conference at the municipal hall here, police identified the suspect as Ronnel Canilao, 21, a resident of Barangay San Jose Gumi. Authorities disclosed that the suspect checked-in at Twin Peaks Motel in Barangay Sto. Tomas, Lubao.
16 Sep 2016 - DoTr, DOLE open one-stop center for OFWs in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT --- The Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) are set to open Friday a one-stop business center for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) inside the Freeport.
Several government agencies dealing with Filipino overseas workers (OFWs) are establishing their respective satellite offices here to provide OFWs easy access of documents and other requirements.
16 Sep 2016 - 4 drug suspects nabbed in MexicoPAMPANGA -- Four suspected drug personalities were recently arrested by local authorities here in different anti-illegal drug operations.
The personalities identified as Lemuel Manalo, Noel Rivera and Allen Espinosa were arrested for possession of suspected methampethamine hydrochloride while Joseph Tiglao was caught in the act of selling the same prohibited drugs in a buy-bust operation.
16 Sep 2016 - CSF local civil registry office recognizedPAMPANGA -- The Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO) of the City of San Fernando was recently recognized as one of the Outstanding Local Civil Registry Office by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
City Civil Registrar Rimando Umali said the city ranked sixth in the top 10 local civil registry offices for the extra large category in 2015.
16 Sep 2016 - Parts of Pampanga powerless on Sept. 17PAMPANGA -- Some parts of Pampanga particularly areas covered by Pampanga I Electric Cooperative (Pelco 1) like this town, Sta. Ana and Arayat will experience power interruption on September 17, Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Central Luzon Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Vidal said that the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities in these areas is due to the testing of the instrument transformer at Pelco I-Mexico metering point.
14 Sep 2016 - Mother, child murderedPAMPANGA -- A 41-year-old mother was found dead in her home in Barangay San Jose Gumi, Lubao town along with her 10-year-old child after being killed by still unknown suspects.
Police found the female victim---a teacher---without her undergarments and is believed to have been raped.
14 Sep 2016 - Coastal residents fear dike breach with fishpens demolitionPAMPANGA -- The Masantol local government and residents here led by Mayor Danilo Guintu expressed fear over the ongoing demolition of fishponds in coastal areas which may impose bigger threats to public.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) First Engineering District started the demolition of fishpens in Barangay Sapang Kawayan here which encroach the floodway of the Pampanga River as required by the mandamus of the Supreme Court.
14 Sep 2016 - DA taps social media for brown rice advocacyPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has launched its brown rice advocacy yesterday promoting the use of #Brown4good #Region 3.
This is in the hope of promoting the commercial and home consumption of brown rice.
14 Sep 2016 - Legarda: Promote int'l airports like ClarkMABALACAT CITY - Senator Loren Legarda said that international airports in the country like Clark should be developed utilized in a bid to promote tourism.
"We should promote other international airports in the country such as the Clark International Airport, which will be the gateway not only to Central Luzon but also to the Cordillera Region," said Legarda.
12 Sep 2016 - Lazatin tells majority bloc: 'Stick to the issue'ANGELES CITY -- Opposition Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. advised the city council's majority bloc to "stick to the issue" and always put the welfare of the public first before their "other agenda."
Lazatin was reacting to the statement of Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan, Jr. last September 10, chiding the former for bringing up to the media the majority bloc's disapproval of his proposed resolution, asking the Department of Public Works and Highways to fund the rehabilitation and repair of the Porac-Angeles traffic lights in Barangay Cutcut.
12 Sep 2016 - Pamintuan threatens to file case vs GMA7, reporterANGELES CITY -- League of Cities of the Philippines National President and GRP Peace Panel Adviser Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has threatened to file a formal case against television and radio network GMA 7 and its reporter Jessica Bartolome for publishing an alleged "wrong and very dangerous and damaging report."
In its online gmanews.com, Bartolome reportedly wrote "Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, adviser of the government's peace panel, had earlier condemned the killings. He alleged that the CPP's armed wing, the New People's Army, and its political wing, the National Democratic Front (NDF) are behind the killings due to land disputes."
12 Sep 2016 - Exec: Commerce in Subic not affected by sea disputeSUBIC BAY -- Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Roberto Garcia clarified that the West Philippine Sea dispute has not yet raised threats or tensions and will not affect the flow of global commerce in the maritime area.
"As of now there is no threat. The ceiling between the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea remains free," he said during Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc (PamCham) 53rd General Membership Meeting held recently at the LausGroup Event Centre here.
12 Sep 2016 - 20 drug suspects slain in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- At least 20 drug personalities were killed while 1,514 surrendered during anti-illegal drug operations from July 1 to August 31 here.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police acting director, said from July 1 they have visited 2,265 houses of suspected drug pushers and users that resulted in the surrender of 1,514.
12 Sep 2016 - Former Mabalacat OIC police denies involvement in extortionMABALACAT CITY -- The former Officer in Charge of the Mabalacat Police Station has denied any involvement in the alleged extortion and abuse cases filed against him and reported police "asset" Jerry Villanueva by businessman Rogelio Yangco of Madapdap Resettlement, Mabalacat City.
During the Provincial Board committee hearing over the weekend, former Mabalacat City Police OIC Chief Insp. Gil Domingo denied any involvement in the alleged extortion activities of Villanueva, but admitted there were lapses on his part and he should have stopped the illegal transaction.
12 Sep 2016 - Scammer loots P70-M from MasantoleñosPAMPANGA -- Millions of pesos were taken away from some 50 residents here by an alleged notorious scammer who was nabbed recently in Macabebe town.
The suspect, identified as Merrie Haezel Bustos-Agustin, 35, embezzled some P70-million from her fellow Masantoleños after promising her supposed clients a 20 percent interest for investing in her business.
11 Sep 2016 - US agency cites BOC men for arrest of drug muleCLARK FREEPORT -- The United States Department of Homeland Security has commended three officials of the Bureau of Customs following the arrest of a Chinese American who tried to smuggle 2.4 kilos of high-grade cocaine through the Clark International Airport on August 28.
US Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) attaché Ransom Avilla presented certificates of recognition to BOC Deputy Commissioner of the Enforcement Group Arnel Alcaraz and the agency's police officials Marlon M. Alameda and Sherwin Adrada.
11 Sep 2016 - Vice guv warns cops vs 'asset'PAMPANGA -- Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda has directed a police official to warn all chiefs of police in the province's 19 towns and two cities not to transact with a so-called police asset who used a police station and personnel in an alleged extortion racket preying on fuel distributors.
Pineda gave the order to Superintendent Joyce Patrick Sangalang, provincial police deputy director, after Sangalang confirmed to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in a hearing that a man identified as Jerry Villanueva is "not in the roster of confidential agents of the PPO [Pampanga police office]."
11 Sep 2016 - Mamac cites challenges of drug warANGELES CITY -- “Are we ready to meet the challenges of eradication of illegal drugs in our communities?”
This was the question raised by Balibago Chairman Rodelio “Tony” Mamac during the presentation of the Narcotic Anonymous Moral Recovery Program by the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) on September 8.
11 Sep 2016 - Village chief hits DPWH for 'neglected project'PAMPANGA -- A village chief from San Simon recently hit the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for allegedly abandoning a project started a year ago and now causes a series of problems to motorists and the public.
Barangay Sta. Monica chief Mio Cariño is referring to the demolition of commercial spaces at the CDCP junction in preparation for a road widening and rehabilitation project, which started in September 2015 and has been neglected since then.
11 Sep 2016 - LCP condemns killing of peasant leadersANGELES CITY -- The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) yesterday issued a statement condemning the killing of Isabela and Nueva Ecija peasant leaders.
LCP President and Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who is also GPH Peace Panel adviser, said that an investigation must be conducted by the Philippine National Police immediately.
10 Sep 2016 - Lazatin chided by colleaguesANGELES CITY -- Members of the Sangguniang Panglunsod's majority bloc have assailed the lone opposition councilor for bringing out to the media the disapproval of his proposed resolution asking the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to fund the rehabilitation of the Porac-Angeles intersection traffic lights in Barangay Cutcut here.
Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan, Jr. together with the other majority councilors, responded to previous statements of Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, who described as inappropriate the disapproval of the resolution intended to address the worsening traffic condition in the area.
10 Sep 2016 - Execs eye full utilization, development of Subic, ClarkPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) Chairman Emeritus Levy P. Laus firmly pushes to fully utilize and develop Subic and Clark as the country's two major transportation and logistics hubs.
During the chamber's 53rd General Membership Meeting entitled "Optimizing Your Business with Global Supply Chain Partners" held recently at the LausGroup Event Centre, he noted that the private sector is confident of the two Freeport's potential to provide world-class passenger mobility and cargo distribution network.
10 Sep 2016 - PELCO-3 breaks ground of new power substationPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (PELCO-3) on Thursday broke ground for their new power substation in Santo Tomas which will cater to the growing demand of electricity of industrial companies in San Simon town.
The new 20-megavolt amp (MVA) will be adjacent to the existing substation of the electric company in Barangay Sto. Rosario Pau here.
10 Sep 2016 - 154 foreigners arrested for online gamingCLARK FREEPORT -- At least 154 foreigners including 25 female Chinese nationals reportedly operating on-line games were arrested during a raid at Don Gwang Building Tower 2 early dawn Friday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, said the raid was conducted by a joint team from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and 53 Angeles City policemen.
9 Sep 2016 - San Simon Mayor denies 'drug factories' in townPAMPANGA -- "As far as my knowledge is concerned, there are no factories manufacturing illegal drugs in my town."
Thus said San Simon Mayor Leonora Wong in response to the claims of Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc regarding the "nameless" factories operating along the stretch of Quezon road here which are allegedly manufacturing prohibited drugs.
9 Sep 2016 - Thousands flock to Virgen Delos Remedios coronation anniversaryPAMPANGA -- There was no stopping Roman Catholic Marian devotees who woke up early on Thursday to attend the 60th Canonical Coronation Anniversary celebration of Virgen Delos Remedios, dubbed the "Patroness of the Kapampangans".
The celebration revolved around the wooden image of the Virgen Delos Remedios which was bestowed the Canonical Crown on September 8, 1956.
9 Sep 2016 - Underground shabu lab in Magalang town bustedPAMPANGA -- Joint operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and Regional Intelligence Division III, Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division III, Pampanga Provincial Police Office, Pampanga PPSC and Magalang Police Station on Wednesday busted an underground shabu laboratory operated by six Chinese nationals.
Police said that about 20 kilograms of ephedrine and 468 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride plus equipment used in concocting shabu were discovered and seized reportedly from the basement of Jay Wong Farm, a warehouse used for milling and storing animal feeds and piggery where the manufacturing of the illegal drug is done.
9 Sep 2016 - ACPO opens reformation centerANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) formally opened and inaugurated the new Bahay Pag-asa Reformation Center for women located at Camp Tomas J. Pepito, Sto. Domingo, this city on September 1.
According to ACPO Chief PSSUPT. Sidney Villaflor, the reformation center is built for the female victims of drug abuse in the city.
9 Sep 2016 - Environmentalists submit infra project study to CDCCLARK FREEPORT -- Environment advocates have recently submitted to Clark Development Corporation (CDC) a study on the proposed infrastructure development to assist the state-run firm to plan and design future infrastructure development inside this premiere investment destination in Central Luzon.
Kabang Kalikasan Ng Pilipinas Foundation Inc. (KKPFI) has turned over recently "maps and e-files" which will serve as CDC's planning tool on infrastructure development inside the Freeport.
9 Sep 2016 - Pampanga determined to solve flood woesPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government and the private sector led by Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) are working hand-in-hand to immediately resolve the perennial flooding problem of the province.
Local officials led by Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda and PamCham Chairman Emeritus Levy P. Laus are now personally seeking solutions to the province's plight which may affect its potentials for development.
8 Sep 2016 - Lazatin hits colleagues for rejecting resolutionANGELES CITY -- Opposition Councilor Carmelo G. "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. hit the city council's majority bloc after it disapproved his resolution requesting the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to appropriate funds for the repair of traffic lights along the vital Cutcut Porac intersections.
In a press statement, Lazatin claimed that the majority bloc action is inappropriate, adding that "it is not clear to him why the resolution was rejected since it is intended to address the worsening traffic condition in the area."
8 Sep 2016 - DPWH chief supports Pampanga anti-flooding programsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda have obtained the all-out support of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar for the long-term program of the provincial government to ease flooding in the province.
Secretary Villar expressed his commitment during a meeting with the two provincial leaders at the Department of Public Works and Highways national office in Manila last Monday.
8 Sep 2016 - No bomb threats -- PoliceCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Luzon has not received any information regarding bomb threats in the region particularly in Pampanga.
This was learned from Superintendent Fe G. Grenas, public information of the Region III police office, during the Pampanga Press Club's Talk Widus at Widus Hotel and Casino on Wednesday.
8 Sep 2016 - 3 drug pushers slain, 15 others arrested in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Three suspected drug pushers were killed and 15 others were during an anti-drug operation conducted by joint police operatives in Barangay Quebiawan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, police said Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the slain suspects as Orlan Paman alias Ninoy, Danny Latid Rago alias Kambal and Joseph Jay Caasi alias Jay, all residents of San Miguel Compound, Barangay Quebiawan in the City of San Fernando.
8 Sep 2016 - School to school partnership: Building Networks of Educational LeadersPAMPANGA -- The Information and Communication Technology High School or ICTHS, considered as the first IT-oriented public secondary school in Region III located in Sindalan, is one of the 362 leader schools tasked to support and help its respective partner school, the City of San Fernando West Integrated School, reach its full potential and consequently benefit the community under the DepEd School to School Partnership Program.
Through school-to-school partnerships, high-performing schools can be instruments for reform by sharing their best practices and helping other schools improve their school performance using Learning Action Cells (LAC), the Continuous Improvement (CI) Program, and School-Based Management (SBM).
7 Sep 2016 - Delta cited for war versus crime, drugsPAMPANGA -- Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda on Monday was commended by the Philippine National Police for his continuous crusade against crime and illegal drugs in Pampanga.
PNP chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, handed over a plaque of appreciation to the two-term governor for his "invaluable contribution to the accomplishment of peace and order endeavors of the Police Regional Office III (PRO-3)."
7 Sep 2016 - Bon: State of lawlessness a precautionary measurePAMPANGA -- Arayat Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino on Tuesday stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of a state of national emergency is timely to address violence and terrorism transpiring in the country now.
President Duterte signed on Monday the proclamation declaring a "state of national emergency" on account of lawlessness following the bombing incident in Davao City that left 14 people dead and dozens injured.
7 Sep 2016 - Japanese firm allots P211-M on Clark expansion projectJapanese firm allots P211-M on Clark expansion projectCLARK FREEPORT -- A Japanese firm manufacturing wires used in advanced surgical procedures has allotted an additional P211-million on its expansion program inside the Freeport.
In the lease agreement with Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the TRS Philippines Corporation (TRS) is set to acquire an additional 4,355 square meter property here in the next 25 years.
6 Sep 2016 - PNP fetes partners in programs, projectsPAMPANGA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) honored on Monday its units, personnel, and partners in Central Luzon for their support in the police force's overall programs and projects.
No less than PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa and Police Regional Director PCSupt. Aaron Aquino led the awarding of plaques and streamers of recognition to the different officers and partner agencies.
6 Sep 2016 - Group: Transfer int'l, major PH flights to Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- An advocacy group has urged the national government to transfer some international and major local flights to Clark International Airport (CRK).
Businessman Ruperto Cruz, head of the Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement which calls for the full development and utilization of Clark airport, said the move will prove that government, particularly the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is serious in transforming CRK as the country's next premier gateway.
5 Sep 2016 - Pimentel takes federalism on campus tourPAMPANGA -- Former Senator Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel over the weekend took the federalism advocacy to Pampanga via a forum with students, school officials and other local government executives at the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) here.
The DHVTSU forum which was hosted by PDP Laban Pampanga, Pimentel said, is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to create awareness and launch information drives on federalism at all levels.
5 Sep 2016 - San Simon town creates multisectoral committeePAMPANGA -- The local San Simon government has created a multisectoral committee which will work on the creation of 10-year Comprehensive Solid Waste Management program as part of their compliance with Republic Act. No. 9003 or the Ecological Waste Management Act of 2000.
Earlier, the Ombudsman has filed a case against officials of this town, along with 70 other officials in Central Luzon for their alleged operation of illegal dumpsites.
5 Sep 2016 - Bello tells Clark locators 'not to be afraid of endo'CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- "Do not be afraid, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is not here to close your companies, rather, it is here to help you."
This was Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III's message to some 300 representatives from different Clark Freeport Zone-locators that recently attended an employers' forum at the Royce Hotel and Casino.
5 Sep 2016 - CDC welcomes tie up on data science courseCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC0 welcomes the recent tie up of a software firm with a university in Angeles City and US non-government organization that will collaborate on the design of graduate course on Data Science.
CDC Officer-in-Charge Noel F. Manankil said the course on data science will help on the improvement of software development in the Philippines, especially in this Freeport.
4 Sep 2016 - Pampanga board to start probe into ex-Mabalacat police chief, othersPAMPANGA -- The former police director of Mabalacat City and his men, including a police "asset," are set to face a formal Provincial Board (PB) investigation this week.
The PB had scheduled the investigation of the said officials on its next regular session. The officials are under investigation over complaints of alleged extortion and abuse.
4 Sep 2016 - Councilor asks contractors to hire localsANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. recently filed a resolution requesting local contractors to hire laborers from the barangays where the construction site is located.
Lazatin said the resolution applies to all contractors both private and government funded.
4 Sep 2016 - Cities league condemns Davao attackANGELES CITY -- The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has condemned the recent attack in Davao City where 14 people died and wounded 67 others.
"The League of Cities of the Philippines strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Davao's night market and we stand united in grief, outrage and resolve to defend not only the City of Davao but also all cities and, with the cooperation of the League of Provinces and League of Municipalities, all other areas of the country," stated a statement signed by Edgardo Pamintuan, LCP national president; Maria Laarni Lopez-Cayetano, LCP chairperson; and Francis Anthony Garcia, LCP secretary general.
4 Sep 2016 - Mayor wants Jasa cementedPAMPANGA -- To avoid further deterioration of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa) in San Fernando, City Mayor Edwin Santiago recommended to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to cement the thoroughfare instead of asphalting it.
The Dolores junction portion of the Jasa has been irking commuters and motorists due to the hazardous craters caused by flooding brought about by past monsoon rains.
4 Sep 2016 - Legarda calls for creation of People’s Broadcasting Corp.MABALACAT CITY -- Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill that would establish the People’s Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) to replace the People’s Television Network Inc. (PTNI).
Legarda, a former broadcast journalist, said the rapidly evolving media landscape, together with the need for a reinvigorated government-owned broadcast station, necessitates the abolition of PTNI to be replaced by PBC, which will be granted both television and radio broadcasting rights.
4 Sep 2016 - CDC to implement new traffic scheme near Clark main gateCLARK FREEPORT —- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced that a new traffic scheme is expected to be implemented soon by its Public Safety Department (PSD) at the newly constructed Clark Alley near the Clark main gate and SM City Clark.
The CDC would like to inform the locators, commuters, private and public motorists on the enforcement of the new traffic scheme, following the completion of the new service road that is set to "soft open" this week.
4 Sep 2016 - Dole Central Luzon launches 24/7 hotlinesPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Central Luzon has launched its 24/7 hotlines that would answer to the queries of its clients.
The numbers are 0925-8150214 (mobile) and (045) 455-1619 (landline).
4 Sep 2016 - PHLPost launches Postal ID Privilege ProgramPAMPANGA -- Exciting discounts and freebies await holders of the improved postal ID as the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched its privilege card.
According to PHLPost, the discounts and freebies include: 10 percent discount on Ocean Adventure's admission fee and encounter programs (Beach Encounter, Swim with Dolphins, etc.); 10 percent discount on Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel's Deluxe and Superior rooms; P1 discount per liter in gasoline or diesel from Flying V; and 10-15 percent discounts from Derm Magic, Fresh Salon and Spa, Fresh Touch Spa, among othes.
3 Sep 2016 - CDC: Gas leak in Bataan containedCLARK FREEPORT —- The contamination issue in a village affected by the recent gas leak from the Subic-Clark pipeline in Dinalupihan, Bataan has been contained.
The Clark Development Corporation said in a statement that a report from Clark Pipeline and Depot Company (CPDC) noted that the leak from a puncture caused by a government construction project in Barangay San Ramon, Dinalupihan has been put under control.
3 Sep 2016 - DA: Eat brown rice for a good causePAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has launched “Brown4Good” in a bid to encourage the people of Central Luzon Region to eat brown rice for a good cause.
“Every time you get to eat brown rice, either at home or in certain restaurants in the region, snap a photo of it or take a selfie with the brown rice, then post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram captioned with the hashtags #BROWN4good and #Region3,” DA Information Officer Anabelle Mendoza said.
3 Sep 2016 - Easier CAV processing thru DepEd’s streamlined frontline servicesPAMPANGA -- Certification, authentication, and verification (CAV) of permits and other documents can now be requested directly at the Department of Education (DepEd)-Central Luzon.
“In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to cut red tape and complete government transactions within 30 days, we streamlined our frontline services for a faster and simplified processing of elementary and secondary education diploma, official transcript of records and other school records either for employment, study abroad or Seaman’s Book. All are free of charge,” DepEd Regional Director Malcolm Garma said.
3 Sep 2016 - PRDP approves 77 micro-enterprise proposals in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Regional Project Advisory Board of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) recently approved a total of 77 micro-enterprise proposals amounting to P109 million.
These fall under the Enterprise Development Component or I-Reap of PRDP which aims to engage different capable proponent groups (PG) in the region in the production of profit-making surplus through investments in strategic segments of priority commodity value chains prioritized by Regional Agriculture and Fishery Modernization Plan and the Provincial Commodity Investment Plans.
2 Sep 2016 - City of San Fernando opens pasalubong centerPAMPANGA -- In a bid to further support budding Fernandino entrepreneurs, the City Government here opened its first Pasalubong Center on Friday, September 2.
The 18-stall shop will showcase products from different barangays in this city managed by micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs).
2 Sep 2016 - CDC sets new traffic scheme in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation announced that a new traffic scheme is expected to be implemented soon by its Public Safety Department (PSD) at the newly constructed Clark Alley near Clark Main Gate and SM City Clark.
The state-owned firm informed the locators, commuters, private and public motorists on the enforcement of new traffic scheme following the completion of the new service road that is set to “soft open” next week.
2 Sep 2016 - Apalit prepares 6-month rehab program for surrendereesPAMPANGA -- The Apalit local government is preparing a six-month rehabilitation program for drug users who voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities under the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Oplan Double Barrel.
Mayor Peter Nucom said that some 1,000 drug users and pushers have already surrendered to them since the program was launched on July 1.
2 Sep 2016 - Vice-mayors league airs support to Duterte, guv's anti-drug driveMABALACAT CITY -- The Vice-Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP) Pampanga Chapter has expressed support to the anti-drug campaign of President Duterte and Governor Lilia Pineda.
The VMLP Pampanga echoed its support to the President and the governor during the election of a new set of officers at the Mabalacat City Hall on Friday, September 2.
1 Sep 2016 - 2 drug pushers slain, 17 others arrested in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- Two suspected drug pushers were slain and 17 other drug personalities were arrested during separate anti-illegal drugs operations conducted in Angeles City.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified the slain drug pushers as Randolf Geradila, a resident of Barangay Margot, and a certain alias Ranran, of Barangay Pampang.
1 Sep 2016 - Mabalacat City execs deny involvement in drugs tradeMABALACT CUTY -- Officials in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, have vehemently denied that they are protectors of drug pushers.
Mayor Marino Morales, Vice Mayor Christian Halili and the 11 city councilors issued the statement during a press conference at City Hall Thursday, September 1, in reaction to the purported Facebook posts of businesswoman Pyra Lucas that the city officials are “protectors of illegal drugs [trade].”
1 Sep 2016 - City of San Fernando beefs up anti-drug campaignPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago signed an executive order that reorganizes this city’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) to support the relentless anti-drug campaign of the Duterte administration.
The council, chaired by Santiago and co-chaired by Chief of Police Jean Fajardo, convened on Wednesday, August 31, to address issues on the increasing numbers of drug surrenderers in the city.
1 Sep 2016 - NLEX, San Fernando interchange projects hailedPAMPANGA -- Two good news for denizens who can't help but commute or drive to this city as the Christmas season approaches.
First: The widening of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) from Sta. Rita to San Fernando is scheduled to be completed on December 15, in time for the holiday rush.
1 Sep 2016 - Declogging of Sto. Tomas waterways to be finished ahead of deadlinePAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas Mayor Johnny Sambo said the waterways clearing program facilitated by local government here will be finished earlier than the set timeline.
Sambo, together with Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago and Minalin town Mayor Edgar Flores, whose localities were severely affected by flooding caused by monsoon rains, earlier said that the project, intended to ease floodwaters toward Manila Bay, is expected to end in two to three months.
1 Sep 2016 - Dialogues, lectures to highlight crime prevention weekDialogues, lectures to highlight crime prevention weekPAMPANGA -- The observance of the 22nd National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) in Central Luzon will be highlighted by community dialogues and school lectures from September 1 to 10.
National Police Commission Regional Director Rodolfo Grande Santos Jr. said the community dialogues are scheduled in barangays San Isidro and Maimpis in the City of San Fernando on September 3 and Barangay Poblacion Norte in Paniqui, Tarlac, on September 10.
1 Sep 2016 - 573 Masantol students receive financial aidPAMPANGA -- Some 573 students from this municipality received on Wednesday, August 31, financial assistance from the local government as aid for their educational expenses.
Mayor Danilo Guintu led the distribution of cash grants amounting to P1,100 for every college student from 26 barangays here.
1 Sep 2016 - Villar lauds empowerment of mothersPAMPANGA -- Senator Cynthia Villar lauded on Wednesday the active participation and involvement of mothers in Pampanga after being empowered by Governor Lilia Pineda as partners in countryside development.
Villar and Pineda met the Nanay Community Workers (NCWs) at Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here, where the two officials led some 4,000 mothers as members of the NCW.
31 Aug 2016 - Fire razes Internet firm warehouseANGELES CITY -- Residents in this city and other neighboring towns in Pampanga were shocked upon seeing black smoke billow from a warehouse in Barangay Pulung Cacutud owned by a local Internet cable firm Tuesday.
Cable boxes, fiber optic lines, coax computers, office lines, and office supplies worth more than P30 million were destroyed in the fire, which broke out around 5 p.m.
31 Aug 2016 - Philippines 'rice granary' region heading toward industrializationPAMPANGA -- Central Luzon, the country's rice granary, is now moving toward industrialization, a reality that will have adverse effects on the region and country's food sufficiency, said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
The PSA's 2015 Gross Regional Domestic Product, based on the 2002 Census of Agriculture (CA 2002), reported that Central Luzon is among the three regions in the country that have become predominantly industrial, along with Cordillera Administrative Region and Calabarzon (Region 4A).
31 Aug 2016 - Bizmen ask DPWH to replace Dolores flyoverPAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., led by its chairman emeritus Levy Laus, has asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to replace the Dolores flyover in San Fernando.
Laus raised the concern to DWPH Undersecretary Rafael Yabut and Central Luzon Director Antonio Molano Jr. during a meeting with local executives, as he described it as "fragile and an eyesore."
31 Aug 2016 - DepEd to streamline frontline servicesPAMPANGA -- Clients of the Department of Education here can now expect faster frontline service transactions with the simplified and convenient processing of permits and other pertinent documents.
The move is in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's order to cut red tape and complete government transactions within 30 days.
31 Aug 2016 - PAF unit, international school forge scholarship program pactCLARK FREEPORT -- The 2nd Philippine Air Force Reserve Command has forged a scholarship program with an international school in a bid to help select reserve soldiers and their families.
The signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) was led by Brigadier General Enrico Ignacio, commander of the 2nd Air Reserve Center, and Reynante Intal, director of Gentry International School Incorporated.
31 Aug 2016 - DepEd: Sexuality education to protect learners vs exploitationPAMPANGA -- To equip and empower learners in making informed choices and decisions on issues that affect their personal safety and well-being, the Department of Education (DepEd) integrates and ensures an age-appropriate, developmental, and culture-sensitive sexuality education for learners in the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum.
This is in response to Republic Act 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law of 2012. Stated under its Section 14, the State shall provide an age- and development-appropriate reproductive health education for adolescents, which shall be taught by adequately trained teachers in the formal and non-formal educational system.
31 Aug 2016 - 100 students attend first-ever HIV awareness forum in PampangaPAMPANGA -- OVER 100 students from Colegio de Sebastian recently participated in the first-ever forum in Pampanga focused on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Entitled "HIV 101: Know Your Status, Get Tested with HIV," it seeks to encourage people to test regularly and to correct certain misleading information regarding the disease.
30 Aug 2016 - Suspected drug mule faces rapsCLARK FREEPORT – Suspected drug mule Allan Hoo Soo, the 68-year old American citizen of Chinese descent apprehended by airport authorities here Sunday night after attempting to smuggle in some 2.3 kilos of high grade cocaine, was formally charged by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday before Angeles City Assistant Prosecutor Marcelino Pineda.
Soo was charged with violation of Section 5 of Republic Act 9165 (Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002), a non-bailable offense and if found guilty could face imprisonment for life.
30 Aug 2016 - Mayor Santiago commends ‘habagat heroes’PAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago commended on Tuesday volunteers, city and Provincial Government workers and private sector representatives who braved deep flooders brought about by the southwest monsoon rains or habagat two weeks ago.
During the observance of National Heroes Day at Heroes Hall on Monday, August 29, Santiago likened the stakeholders to fallen heroes who offered their lives in pursuit of the country’s freedom.
30 Aug 2016 - Pampanga top cops may be relievedPAMPANGA -- Chiefs of police or their provincial police directors will be relieved immediately if they could not meet the deadline on putting up reformation centers in their respective area of responsibilities.
This was disclosed by Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO) acting director, during 12th Regional Advisory Council (RAC) meeting on Tuesday.
30 Aug 2016 - Restos asked to include food nutritional value on menusANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. recently filed an ordinance requiring all restaurants operating within the city to disclose and include the nutritional information of food on their menus.
Restaurants and fast-food chains will be required to secure, as an additional requirement for operation, a Nutrition Disclosure Compliance Certificate (NDCC) from the City Health Office (CHO), within six months when the ordinance was approved and implemented by the city council.
30 Aug 2016 - 100 students attend first-ever HIV awareness forum in Pampanga100 students attend first-ever HIV awareness forum in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Some 100 students from Colegio de Sebastian recently participated in the first-ever forum in Pampanga focused on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) organized by thye Department of Health, Pedal for HIV, LifeWorx, and LoveYourself.
Dubbed “HIV 101: Know Your Status, Get Tested with HIV,” it seeks to encourage people to test regularly and to correct certain misleading information regarding the disease.
30 Aug 2016 - Anakpawis hits fuel firms for price hikeMABALACAT CITY -- The Anakpawis Party-list condemned what it called the “insatiable greed for profit” of oil companies which implemented a price increase on petroleum products for three times this month.
Effective 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Pilipinas Shell and Chevron (Caltex) Philippines as well as Phoenix Petroleum, Eastern Petroleum, Seaoil, and Flying V, have implemented price hike on gasoline, diesel and kerosene by P0.50, P0.15 and P0.20 respectively.
30 Aug 2016 - Local observers see faster travel with new Clark RoadCLARK FREEPORT— Local residents and observers see faster and improved travel time between two cities of Pampanga province once the Clark-Mabalacat-Angeles Road (CMAR) opens to the public.
Motorists will soon feel the ease of travel between the cities of Mabalacat and Angeles and adjoining areas in the northern and southern parts of the province.
30 Aug 2016 - 87 coops attend Central Luzon Agri CongressPAMPANGA -- Some 291 members of 87 cooperatives in Central Luzon Region trooped to Clark Freeport Zone for the First Regional Agriculture Cooperative Congress themed “Pagbabago sa Kabukiran, Sa Kooperatibang Pamamaraan Laban sa Kahirapan.”
The two-day gathering was co-organized by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and Regional Cooperative Development Council (RCDC).
29 Aug 2016 - Cocaine seized at Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- Airport and anti-illegal drugs authorities seized some two kilos of high grade cocaine worth about P16 million from a 68-year old American who allegedly tried to smuggle the drug at Clark International Airport Sunday evening.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency III (PDEA-3) Director Emerson Margate identified the suspect as Alan Sohoo, holder of US passport and a resident of New York.
29 Aug 2016 - Duterte misses Pampanga meetingPAMPANGA -- President Rodrigo Duterte missed his "special" meeting with Pampanga executives at the residence of Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo here on Sunday due to bad weather.
President Duterte was invited by Arroyo to attend the fiesta of their patron Saint Agustine, as well as discuss some issues concerning the province with Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda.
29 Aug 2016 - EdPam: Peace is in the horizonANGELES CITY -- League of Cities of the President and GPH peace panel adviser Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said Monday that "peace is in the horizon" for the country after talks with National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the government proved successful.
Arriving from Oslo, Norway on Sunday, Pamintuan said that the first round of peace talks was a giant first leap towards the attainment of peace.
29 Aug 2016 - P216-M crop damage from HabagatPAMPANGA -- The recent onslaught of the southwest monsoon (habagat) has left P346,609,713 in terms of play crop damages in Central Luzon with the Province of Pampanga incurring most of the damages at P216 million.
In the final report on damages of the southwest monsoon by the Department of Agriculture (DA), Pampanga sustained most of the damages followed by Tarlac province with P52,651,572 and Bulacan province with P39,432,175.
28 Aug 2016 - SBMA, CDC asked to suspend bridge project in DinalupihanCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Pipeline and Depot Company has asked the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to instruct the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to suspend the ongoing expansion of the Cucubog Bridge in Dinalupihan town, Bataan province.
This after damages were detected in the Subic-Clark Pipeline situated beside the PTT Petroleum in Barangay San Ramon and other parts of said town.
28 Aug 2016 - CL records 'healthier' 2015PAMPANGA -- Central Luzon has recorded a healthier 2015 in terms of nutrition status as reported by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute Region III (FNRI-3).
During the 2015 Updating of Nutritional Status of Filipino Children and Other Age Groups, FNRI Chief Science Research Specialist Cecilia Acuin disclosed that the region has recorded a decrease on the underweight and overweight prevalence compared to 2013's record.
28 Aug 2016 - Former DAR secretary, 3 lawmakers in hot water over P220-M CL projectsPAMPANGA -- Former Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, Senator Gregorio Honasan II, former Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, former Representative Arturo Robes (San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan) and five officials of the DAR and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) are under preliminary investigation over the P220 million for livelihood and training projects for farmers in 27 municipalities in the provinces that included Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and Bataan among others.
The investigation is for possible violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and Malversation through Falsification of Public Documents for their alleged involvement in the DAR scam.
28 Aug 2016 - Nucom wants relocation for residents under bridgePAMPANGA -- Apalit Mayor Peter Nucom expressed his hopes and willingness to relocate residents living under major bridges here.
Concerned over the safety of his constituents, Nucom said there are at least ten families residing under the Sulipan Bridge and portion of Candaba Viaduct of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) here.
27 Aug 2016 - DOT: Subic Bay, Clark among top 10 destinations in 2015ANGELES CITY -- Subic Bay and Clark were among the top 10 destinations of the Philippines in 2015.
This was learned from Department of Tourism Central Luzon director Ronaldo Tiotuico.
27 Aug 2016 - To resolve drug problems: Mayor, VM to have holistic approachPAMPANGA -- In line with the ongoing campaign against illegal drugs, Masantol local executives are creating a local comprehensive drive, which will provide a holistic approach in neutralizing the suspects.
Mayor Danilo Guintu said that community should not discriminate the drug users but rather help them in reforming themselves to get back to their normal lives.
27 Aug 2016 - Foundation helps DTI in training Pampanga MSMEsPAMPANGA -- AT LEAST 40 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in Pampanga attended the Basic Business Recording Seminar held on August 25, 2016 at the Prime Asia Hotel in Angeles City.
The training was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Pampanga Provincial Office in partnership with BPI Foundation and the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC).
26 Aug 2016 - Kagawad nabbed for drug pushingPAMPANGA -- A two-term councilman or "kagawad" of Barangay San Matias in Santo Tomas was arrested in a buy-bust operation on Wednesday.
Local police here led by Police Chief Inspector Romwald Basa, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region III, nabbed Jammam James Lugtu, 33, at Paralaya Street in the said barangay.
26 Aug 2016 - Pampanga to experience 16-hour power interruption on Aug 29PAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Friday announced that several areas covered by at least three distribution utilities in Pampanga and Zambales will experience power interruption from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm on August 29.
NGCP Central Luzon Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz B. Vidal said that scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities will affect consumers served by Pampanga II Electric Cooperative Inc. (PELCO II) and San Fernando Electric Light and Power Company (Floridablanca only) and Zambales I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMECO I).
26 Aug 2016 - Execs vow to support megalopolis planPAMPANGA -- Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Governor Lilia Pineda vowed to support the plan to develop the province into a megalopolis.
During the recent infrastructure preparedness forum organized by the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. Pineda said that the provincial government is bound to fortify the capabilities of Pampanga through several infrastructure projects that would reinforce its purpose as an alternative portal of the country.
26 Aug 2016 - CL crime index down 35% but murder up 84%PAMPANGA -- The crime index in Central Luzon in July this year went down 35 percent but murder cases shot up to 84 percent.
This was disclosed by Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) director, who noted that the decrease in crime incidents and the increase in murder cases is due to the intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign.
26 Aug 2016 - Nepo: 'We will fulfill our campaign promises'ANGELES CITY -- Vice Mayor Bryan Nepomuceno said that he and his fellow members in the city council are committed to fulfill their respective campaign promises.
"I always remind the councilors that all their election promises should be realized, their legislative agenda and as their head in the city council, I will put in the ground work or in the structure to assure them," Nepomuceno said.
25 Aug 2016 - San Simon execs, 70 others under Ombudsman probePAMPANGA -- The municipal officials of San Simon town are now under an in-depth fact-finding investigation, along with 70 other officials in Central Luzon, by the office if the Ombudsman in their operation of illegal dumpsites.
Investigators from the Environmental Ombudsman Program directed San Simon officials along with those from Abucay, Bataan; Paombong and Hagonoy in Bulacan; and San Isidro and Jaen in Nueva Ecija to attend the series of clarificatory hearings this August to explain "possible violation of the law."
25 Aug 2016 - Comelec issues certificate vs Lazatin's registration transferANGELES CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here has issued a certification against the application for transfer of voters registration filed by former Pampanga congressman and Angeles City Mayor Carmelo "Tarzan" Lazatin.
On July 15, 2015, Lazatin filed his transfer from Barangay San Jose to Barangay Balibago where he is planning to run for village chairman during the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election on October 31, 2016.
25 Aug 2016 - Guv asks DPWH for solutions to Pampanga floodingPAMPANGA -- "What is your solution to the perennial flooding problem of Pampanga? Do you have a solution for it?"
This was the question of Governor Lilia Pineda to Department of Public Works and Highways Region III (DPWH-3) Director Antonio Molano, Jr. during the Infrastructure Preparedness forum held Wednesday at the LausGroup Event Centre here.
25 Aug 2016 - Vice-Guv wants additional DPWH budget for PampangaPAMPANGA -- Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda is set to ask his colleagues at the Pampanga Provincial Board (PB) to pass a resolution requesting the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to increase the agency's budget for Pampanga.
The vice-governor is asking the DPWH to increase funding for 2017 to fund additional flood-control measures and infrastructure.
25 Aug 2016 - MNTC to incorporate projects in Pampanga development planPAMPANGA -- In line with the foreseen development in the province, the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) is set to augment their road network projects along Pampanga, particularly in this capital city.
MNTC President Rodrigo Franco disclosed that some P200-million projects are lined up for the San Fernando interchange alone which will be incorporated in the province's megalopolis scheme.
25 Aug 2016 - Workers urged to use bicyclesANGELES CITY -- A city official has encouraged workers to use bicycles when going to work.
This move is in line with the government's campaign to promote health of every Filipino and at the same time protect the environment.
24 Aug 2016 - Pampanga to go ‘medium’ on megalopolis schemePAMPANGA -- Pampanga will go "medium term" in developing the province into the next megalopolis outside of Metro Manila.
This was disclosed by Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday, during the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.'s infrastructure preparedness forum attended by Governor Lilia Pineda, officials from the Manila North Tollways Corporation, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and representatives from various sectoral groups at the LausGroup Event Centre.
24 Aug 2016 - DOLE to assess 235 Central Luzon firms with contractors, subcontractorsPAMPANGA -- Some 235 firms, with contractors and subcontractors operating in Central Luzon will be subjected to a special assessment by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
A directive was issued on Wednesday by DOLE Central Luzon Regional Director Ana Dione at the wake of the Department's efforts to halt contractualization in the region.
24 Aug 2016 - Mayors tagged in illegal drugs surrender firearmsPAMPANGA -- A mayor from Pampanga and one from Bulacan recently named by President Rodrigo Duterte as involved in the illegal drug trade surrendered a total of 12 different kinds of firearms on Wednesday.
Police Regional Office III Acting Regional Director Police Supt. Aaron Aquino said that Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales reportedly sent a representative to surrender his four personal firearms which include a caliber .40 pistol, a caliber .380, an AK47 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun.
24 Aug 2016 - AC council OKs free movie for PWDs, senior citizensANGELES CITY -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan has approved two ordinances requiring theatres to provide free movies to senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Vice Mayor Bryan Nepomuceno said that Ordinance Numbers 394 (Senior Citizens) and 395 (PWDs) were unanimously approved by members of the city council last August 16.
24 Aug 2016 - Urban planner: Clark has best runway in PHCLARK FREEPORT -- International master urban planner Architect Felino Palafox, Jr. on Wednesday disclosed that Clark International Airport in Pampanga has the best runway among all airports in the Philippines.
During the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.'s infrastructure preparedness forum attended by multi-sectoral groups at the LausGroup Event Centre here, Palafox said Clark airport remains on top of the hierarchy of airports in the country, with its huge runway, vast track of land and facilities, as well as its logistics.
24 Aug 2016 - FNRI holds regional forum on nutritional statusPAMPANGA -- The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology held recently a regional dissemination forum on the results of the 2015 Updating on the Nutritional Status of Filipino Children and Other Population Groups.
It aims to inform key stakeholders in the government and private sectors involved in food, nutrition, and health programs on the initial results of the updating survey.
24 Aug 2016 - Mayor insists: CSF waterways are cleanPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago on Wednesday insisted that waterways in the City of San Fernando are clean and are maintained regularly, contrary to claims of the Department of Public Works and Highways that rivers, creeks and canals here are clogged with wastes.
During the infrastructure preparedness coordination meeting at the LausGroup Event Centre, Santiago said that the massive flooding last week was a result of clogged tributaries elsewhere, plus the heavy volume of rainfall that pummeled the capital city.
23 Aug 2016 - Mayor moves to declog Santo Tomas waterwayPAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas Mayor Johnny Sambo on Tuesday sought the help of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the declogging of the river in Santo Rosario-Pau here which has been plagued by large growths of water hyacinths.
The clogging has resulted massive flooding in the town during the recent monsoon rains.
23 Aug 2016 - Arroyo to hear concerns on Pampanga developmentPAMPANGA -- Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is expected to attend on Wednesday the regular coordination meeting of the private sector and government agencies here at the LausGroup Event Centre along Jose Abad Santos Avenue.
Arroyo will listen to concerns on Pampanga’s development from representatives of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., Department of Public Works and Highways, Manila North Tollways Corporation and the National Economic Development Authority among others.
23 Aug 2016 - More cases of HIV, Aids in Pampanga reportedPAMPANGA -- Despite the continuous education and awareness campaigns over the Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (Aids) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the Department of Health Region Central Luzon still recorded additional cases this year.
DOH-Central Luzon HIV Medical Coordinator Eloisa Vidar said Pampanga has recorded two Aids-positive and 16 HIV-positive patients as of the second quarter of the year alone.
23 Aug 2016 - Guintu: Federalism should undergo sectoral consultationPAMPANGA -- Masantol Mayor Danilo Guintu of this town recently said that the proposed change in the form of government in the country should undergo sectoral consultation to hear the concerns of the people who will be covered by the said move towards federalism.
According to him, several factors should be heard in a Constitutional Convention before implementing charter change because it may affect the whole system of the country, particularly its economy.
23 Aug 2016 - Legarda asks DOTr to strengthen monitoring of vehicle emissionsCLARK FREEPORT -- Senator Loren Legarda has asked the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to strengthen the monitoring of emissions from motor vehicles in compliance with the Clean Air Act (RA 8749).
Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance and co-author of RA 8749, made the statement after the DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade revealed that none of its smoke emission testing machines is working.
22 Aug 2016 - 75 villages still floodedPAMPANGA -- Despite the improved weather condition on Monday, some 75 of Pampanga's 505 barangays remain flooded due to moderate to heavy rains last week.
Some parts of the City of San Fernando, Apalit, Candaba, Macabebe, Masantol, Minalin, San Luis and San Simon are still enduring floods, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) said.
22 Aug 2016 - DPWH starts repairs of JASA after HabagatPAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has now started palliative measures to repair the heavily damaged sections of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) sections here.
The DPWH First District Engineering Office headed by Engr. Rico Guilas said the engineering works are palliative measures to improve the road conditions in the area.
22 Aug 2016 - Dumped shabu chemicals, equipment recovered at SCTExPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region III (PDEA-3) on Monday said that abandoned chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu were discovered by personnel of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) in a five different incidents.
The first incident, PDEA said, was on August 8 when elements of the Porac Municipal Station responded to a report that alleged foul-smelling chemicals were found along the guard-drill of KM 39+640 of South Bound Lane, SCTEX Road, Barangay Babo Pangulo, Porac, Pampanga.
22 Aug 2016 - CSF eyes installation of ‘trash traps’PAMPANGA -- The San Fernando city government here is eyeing the installation of floating trash traps in waterways along the boundary of Angeles City and the City of San Fernando to prevent the suspected descend of waste from the upstream.
This, after tons of residential waste was collected along creeks, particularly in St. Jude Village during the onslaught of monsoon rains which caused flash floods.
22 Aug 2016 - Pamiyabe 17 now accepts entriesANGELES CITY- Pamiyabe 17, the Regional Creative Writing Workshop and Fellowship for Kapampangan youth, now accepts entries of budding writers and poets aged 14 to 30 years old.
Those who are interested may submit entries in any of the following categories: short stories, cycle of poems, collection of poems, personal essay and flash fiction.
21 Aug 2016 - Floods leave huge craters along JASAPAMPANGA -- Persistent flooding brought about by southwest monsoon rains has left Jose Abad Santos Avenue---the province's "Ayala Avenue" badly battered with deep and huge "craters" which pose danger to motorists.
Even the west bound approach of the Dolores Flyover has been scoured, that speeding drivers are surprised by the sudden bump, according to motorists.
21 Aug 2016 - EdPam in Norway for peace talksANGELES CITY -- MAYOR Edgardo Pamintuan travelled to Oslo, Norway last Saturday to join the peace negotiation with the National Democratic Front as adviser of the Government Peace Panel. He will be representing the local government units.
"I am humbled by the opportunity to represent the local government units in the coming peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Oslo, Norway. As president of the League of Cities of the Philippines and Angeles City Mayor, I believe that my role as adviser involves not only offering insights and the LGU perspective but also to help consolidate the GRP peace panel and achieve unity with the NDF panel even on contentious issues laid on the negotiation table," Pamintuan said.
21 Aug 2016 - DTI-3 to lead in enforcing 'No Shortchanging Act of 2016'PAMPANGA -- Exact change is coming, as Republic Act No. 10909 known as the "No Shortchanging Act of 2016" had lapsed into law, and became effective last August 16.
It requires sellers or service providers to give the exact change for the goods purchased or services provided.
21 Aug 2016 - High-speed Wifi installed in Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- The Smart Communications on Friday installed a high-speed internet connection at the Clark International Airport (CRK).
Smart reinforced the data connectivity in Clark airport to address the need for high-speed wireless fidelity (Wifi) in one of Luzon's key gateways outside of Metro Manila.
20 Aug 2016 - PGENRO chief: Dispose waste properlyPAMPANGA -- Provincial Government Environment Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) chief Engr. Art Punsalan over the weekend reiterated the call for proper waste disposal to avert any further flooding brought about by clogged waterways.
On Saturday while helping distribute relief goods to flood victims and supervising the clean-up of Capitol, Punsalan stressed that the indiscriminate disposal of garbage into canals and waterways should stop.
20 Aug 2016 - Rebels groups offer unconditional peacePAMPANGA -- Amid the misunderstanding between Communist Party of the Philippines founder Joma Sison and President Rodrigo Duterte, several rebel groups in the country expressed their inclination to pursue the peace talks between them and the government.
This was disclosed by former insurgent Arayat Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino on Saturday as he urged President Duterte to communicate with other democratic fronts to successfully pursue the peace process in the country.
20 Aug 2016 - DTI conducts surprise price monitoring in Pampanga, BulacanDTI conducts surprise price monitoring in Pampanga, BulacanPAMPANGA -- A team of officials from the Consumer Protection Group (CPG) and the Free Trade and Enforcement Bureau (FTEB) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conducted on Friday a random check on the prices and supply of basic goods and prime commodities in several supermarkets, groceries and stores in the flood affected areas in Pampanga and Bulacan.
The DTI team was led by DTI CPG OIC Undersecretary Ann Claire Cabochan and FTEB Head Ferdinand Manfoste.
20 Aug 2016 - PLDT boosts connectivity in Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications on Friday reinforced the data connectivity in the Clark International Airport to address the need for high-speed internet in one of Luzon’s key gateways outside of Metro Manila.
The Clark International Airport inside the Clark Special Economic Zone in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, is the seventh airport to be installed with Smart Wifi nationwide, and the first in Luzon.
20 Aug 2016 - Clark airport has new headCLARK FREEPORT -- President Duterte has appointed a close aide of Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan to head the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
Alex Caugurian, Pamintuan’s chief of staff who is a former vice president of CIAC, was appointed as the corporation’s president and chief executive officer, few days ago.
20 Aug 2016 - Damage to agri, infra in Central Luzon due to 'habagat' reaches P256.91-MPAMPANGA -- Damage to agriculture and infrastructure in areas devastated by recent monsoon rains in Central Luzon has been estimated at P256.91 million.
The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) said agriculture suffered about P256.89 million in losses, while damage to facilities used for fishing was initially reported at P11,000.
20 Aug 2016 - Pagcor donates P41-M building to PHSPAMPANGA -- Pampanga High School (PHS) has become among the last recipients of school buildings from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor).
This was revealed by Andrea Domingo, Pagcor Chairwoman, during Saturday's inauguration of a P41-million school building at PHS, Pampanga's oldest and largest public secondary school.
20 Aug 2016 - Seniors taught social media, use of smart phonesCLARK FREEPORT -- Scores of senior citizens were taught the easy way to use smart phone and social media to communicate with their relatives during a workshop at SM City Clark the other day.
The seminar, dubbed Oldies but Techies, was initiated by SM Cares in cooperation with Globe Telecom.
19 Aug 2016 - Another 9 Manila-bound aircraft diverted to ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Another nine domestic flights bound for Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were diverted to Clark International Airport (CRK) due to bad weather Friday morning.
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Airport Command Center (CIAC-ACC) said that the prevailing bad weather in Metro Manila prompted officials of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to divert the aircraft.
19 Aug 2016 - DTI freezes prices in 4 Pampanga towns, cityANGELES CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry Central Luzon (DTI-3) on Friday disclosed it is imposing a price freeze on basic commodities and prime goods in four Pampanga towns and one city after they were declared under a state of calamity.
DTI-3 continues to monitor prices in the City of San Fernando after it was placed under a state of calamity on August 16, and the towns of Sto. Tomas, Macabebe, and Minalin on August 16 and 17 respectively.
19 Aug 2016 - Shabu chemicals found along SCTExMABALACAT CITY -- A personnel of the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) on Thursday found several bottles of chemicals and equipment used in manufacturing methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
This was learned in a report prepared by the Mabalacat City police, who stated the elements of the SCTEx patrol unit reported the incident to the police station.
18 Aug 2016 - Towns, city under state of calamityPAMPANGA -- Two towns and one city were placed under state of calamity following the destructive effects of heavy rains brought about by the southwest monsoon which is lashing Pampanga for almost a week now.
This capital city, together with Sto. Tomas and Minalin towns, on Wednesday simultaneously made the announcements after assessing the damages of continuous rains in their respective localities.
18 Aug 2016 - Former Mabalacat police chief, others in hot water over PB probeMABALACAT CITY -- The former police director of Mabalacat City and his men, including a police "asset" are now the subject of an investigation as the Provincial Board (PB) led by Vice Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda launched a probe to look into complaints of alleged extortion and abuse.
Businessman Rogelio Yangco of Madapdap Resettlement, Mabalacat City and his driver, Arsenio Belleza, Jr. of Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga disclosed before the PB regular session on August 12 that a certain Jerry Villanueva, a police "asset" had allegedly asked them to give P100,000 in exchange for the release of some P500,000 worth of gasoline confiscated from the driver by the "asset" on August 3 in Barangay Dolores.
18 Aug 2016 - Lazatin proposes 'waterways cleanup day'ANGELES CITY -- With the perennial flooding problem, Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin recently filed an ordinance institutionalizing a city-wide waterways cleanup day at least once a month.
In his proposal, Lazatin said the first Saturday of every month will be declared as "Barangay Waterways Cleanup Day" in the city.
18 Aug 2016 - 26 Masantol villages still floodedPAMPANGA -- Some 26 villages in this municipality are still submerged in floodwaters for almost a week now brought about by the onslaught of monsoon rains around the province.
According to Mayor Danilo Guintu, the villages along the left bank of the municipality are those that are severely affected partly caused by the broken Pandan Creek check gate in Barangay Bagang.
18 Aug 2016 - Pampanga town declares state of calamity due to 'habagat'PAMPANGA -- THE municipality of Minalin was placed under the state of calamity on Thursday, August 18, following the onslaught of monsoon rains (habagat) that hit Pampanga province in the past days.
The resolution was approved by the Municipal Council of Minalin after a thorough evaluation of the extent of damage caused by the non-stop rains.
17 Aug 2016 - 26,299 families displaced by 'habagat' in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Floods caused by "habagat" or monsoon rains displaced a total of 26,299 families or 116,604 persons in Central Luzon.
Data from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) showed that 172 villages in the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales were submerged in floodwaters due to continuous moderate to heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon that hit the region the past four days.
17 Aug 2016 - After feuding and finger pointing: Execs unite vs floodingPAMPANGA -- After a series of severe floodings which almost paralyzed this capital city and the towns of Sto. Tomas and Minalin, the provincial government of Pampanga, together with concerned local government units agreed to finally desilt Federosa River to let floodwaters flow directly to Manila Bay and stop "finger pointing."
During an emergency meeting held at the Heroes Hall here, Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda, City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago, Sto. Tomas Mayor John Sambo and Minalin Mayor Edgar Flores formulated and agreed on a plan to immediately avert flooding in major roads of the province.
17 Aug 2016 - Habagat hits 41,408 familiesPAMPANGA -- The habagat or southwest monsoon hit some 41,408 families or 182,730 individuals as rains submerged more than 151 out of 505 barangays in Pampanga.
Based on the report released by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), 151 barangays in one city and 13 municipalities were flooded with depths ranging from one foot to four feet as of 10:00 am Wednesday.
17 Aug 2016 - Vice-Guv lauds DPWH on bridge elevationPAMPANGA -- Vice Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda on Wednesday lauded the Department of Public Works and Highways Central Luzon (DPWH-3) for considering his recommendation to raise the level of the Sta. Ursula Bridge at the boundary of Minalin and Guagua towns.
The recommendation noted that the bridge's concrete girders blocked the flow of floodwaters toward Pasac River last Tuesday.
17 Aug 2016 - UP slams alarming surge in EJKsPAMPANGA -- Faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the University of the Philippines are condemning in the "strongest terms" the alarming surge in the extrajudicial killings (EJKs) of drug suspects.
Dr. Sylvia Estrada-Claudio, chair of UP's Department of Women and Development Studies-College of Social Work and Community Development said that the 17 signatories of their manifesto "cannot accept the utter disregard for human dignity and rights."
17 Aug 2016 - Lazatin thanks Pamintuan for city workers’ pay hikeANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. on Wednesday thanked Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for granting the salary adjustments of the City Hall workers through the supplemental Budget No. 2, amounting to P153,482,282.79.
Lazatin said the City Council has approved the Supplemental Budget No. 2 during Wednesday’s regular session.
17 Aug 2016 - Habagat displaces 25K families in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) disclosed on Wednesday that the prevailing "habagat" or southwest monsoon rains which resulted to flooding has displaced some 25,851 families or 113,529 individuals in 173 barangays in Central Luzon.
OCD-3 Director and RDRRMC Josefina Timoteo said 3,140 families or 13,485 persons are currently sheltered temporarily in 104 active evacuation centers across the region.
16 Aug 2016 - EdSa: Flooding in CSF result of 'backflows'PAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago on Tuesday asserted that the deep flooding being experienced by this city is being brought about by clogged channels along the towns of Santo Tomas and Minalin which resulted to the "backflowing" of water here.
Santiago pinpointed the "heavily silted and saturated" Federosa River which, according to him, has not been desilted for a long time and has been full water lilies which block the flow of water towards Manila Bay.
16 Aug 2016 - Pamintuan: LCP supports peace negotiations with NDFANGELES CITY -- The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has expressed full support to the resumption of the peace negotiations with all armed groups in the country specifically the leftist National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF).
The LCP, under the leadership of Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan (president) and Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano (chairperson), stated that the attainment of peace in the country is one of the priority policies of President Duterte.
16 Aug 2016 - Arroyo elected deputy speakerPAMPANGA -- Former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is among five law makers who have been elected House deputy speakers in the 17th Congress.
According to majority floor leader Rudy Fariñas, Arroyo will join Taguig Representative and former senator Pia Cayetano, Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia, Davao Representative Mylene Garcia-Albano, and Aambis Owa Representative Sharon Garin.
16 Aug 2016 - CSF marks August with twin celebrationPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago on Monday marked the month of August by celebrating its 262nd founding anniversary and 112th transfer of the provincial capital from Bacolor town.
The twin celebration kicked off with an exhibit dubbed "Kalalangan, Kasalesayan," which features the works of 14 renowned Kapampangan artists highlighting Kapampangan history, heritage and culture at the historic train station in Barangay Sto. Niño.
16 Aug 2016 - International NGO cautions CL agencies over sexual exploitationPAMPANGA -- The International Justice Mission (IJM) has called the attention of government agencies in Central Luzon over the said prevalence of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC).
Speaking to members of the Regional Interagency Council against Trafficking, IJM Pampanga Field Office Director Rey Bicol defined OSEC as the production or depiction of live or recorded images, video and audio, of child sexual abuse or exploitation for online publication.
15 Aug 2016 - Alert still up vs habagat: Pampanga PDRRMC on standby 24/7PAMPANGA -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) on Monday maintained the alert level for possible flooding in some low-lying and flood prone areas in Pampanga and Central Luzon as the “habagat” or southwest monsoon continues to affect most parts of the region, despite occasional sunny breaks.
OCD Regional Director Josefina Timoteo, who also chairs RDRRMC said that disaster councils all over Central Luzon have been ordered to closely monitor the weather situation and conduct disaster response and rescue, particularly in the provinces of Pampanga, Zambales and Bataan, which have been placed by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) under yellow rainfall warning until the end of the week.
15 Aug 2016 - Pagasa: Pampanga River still in normal conditionPAMPANGA -- Despite the continuous rains brought by the southwest monsoon in the province, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astrological Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday declared that the Pampanga River is still normal and is far from its spilling level.
This was disclosed by Pagasa Central Luzon Pampanga River Flood Forecasting and Warning Center Chief Hilton Hernandez as he assured the public that the river is still not posing threats to nearby communities.
15 Aug 2016 - Mayor assures folks: No breach in Sto. Tomas taildikePAMPANGA -- Mayor John Sambo on Monday assured the public of the intact structure of the Santo Tomas portion of the tail dike.
This, after reports spread over the weekend on the alleged rupture of a segment of the 10-kilometer tail dike which alarmed residents around the area.
15 Aug 2016 - Angeles City councilor wants updates on workers' salary adjustmentsANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. on Monday refiled his resolution asking Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan through the Local Finance Committee to update the City Council on the status of salary adjustments and additional bonuses of government employees stated in Executive Order 201 Series of 2016.
The resolution first filed on July 27, 2016 was held in abeyance in the City Council, upon the request of Majority Floor Leader Councilor Alexander Indiongco "since the Chief Executive will be submitting the Supplemental Budget No. 1 in a week's time."
15 Aug 2016 - PCL prexy takes ex-officio board member seatPAMPANGA -- Philippine Councilors' League (PCL) Pampanga Chapter president Porac Councilor Olga Frances "Fritzie" David-Dizon formally took his post as ex-officio member of the Pampanga Provincial Board (PB) over the weekend.
David-Dizon was welcomed into the PB through the motion of Third District Board Member Rosve Henson. David-Dizon qualified for the seat in the PB after winning in the recent PCL elections.
15 Aug 2016 - 3,670 workers in CL get P150-M from DOLEPAMPANGA -- About 3,670 workers in Central Luzon have received around P150-million in monetary claims through the Department of Labor and Employment’s Single Entry Approach (SEnA) during the first half of 2016.
“The total money claims represent a 98 percent rate in the settlement of 873 out of 888 requests for assistance handled by the Regional and Field Offices,” DOLE Regional Director Ana Dione said.
15 Aug 2016 - Central Luzon remains on alert vs monsoon rainsPAMPANGA -- The Central Luzon Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) on Monday sustained the alert level for possible flooding in some low-lying and flood prone areas as monsoon rains (habagat) continue to affect most parts of the region.
Josefina Timoteo, chairperson of the RDRRMC and regional director of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-Central Luzon, said all members of the disaster councils have been ordered to continuously monitor the weather situation and undertake disaster response activities, particularly in the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.
14 Aug 2016 - Lazatin: Reserve parking spaces for PWDs, seniorsANGELES CITY - City Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin appealed to the public not to use parking spaces reserved for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD).
Lazatin issued the statement after filing on July 27 a proposed ordinance that seeks to provide free parking spaces for senior citizens and PWDs in all business establishments and hospitals here.
14 Aug 2016 - Monsoon rains flood Pampanga townsPAMPANGA -- The strong rains brought by the southwest monsoon affecting Luzon and Western Visayas over the weekend had flooded major towns and cities in Pampanga, prompting some towns to suspend classes Monday, August 15.
The City Government of San Fernando had suspended classes Monday in all levels, public and private, while the Municipal Government of Mexico had issued suspension of classes for pre-school, elementary and high school as of Sunday.
13 Aug 2016 - 19 flights diverted to Clark int'l airportCLARK FREEPORT -- Heavy rains brought about by the southwest monsoon forced at least 19 aircraft bound to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila to land at Clark International Airport in Pampanga late Friday.
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) said the passengers of the Cebu Pacific Flight from Tacloban and Etihad Airlines flight from Abu Dabi disembarked at Clark airport.
13 Aug 2016 - Residential wastes caused flash floodsPAMPANGA -- Despite the City Government's constant clean-up drives aimed at mitigating floods, this city was submerged on Saturday in deep flood waters due to waterways clogged with residential wastes on its.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Officer Raymond Del Rosario reported that aside from heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon, garbage and debris jammed the city's major water channels which obstructed the supposed swift flow of floodwaters which engulfed most major roads and almost the entirety of the city.
13 Aug 2016 - Vice guv wants barangay leaders to sustain anti-drug drivePAMPANGA -- Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda told some 10,000 barangay leaders of the need to sustain the momentum of the anti-illegal drugs campaign "Dalan ning Pamagbayu (Road to Change)" in the province's 505 villages.
The vice governor made the call during the last leg of orientation on the tasks of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (Badac) for leaders in the first and fourth districts at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here on Thursday.
13 Aug 2016 - DOE taps USAID for review of energy mixMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Energy (DOE) is tapping technical experts to discuss possible collaboration in coming up with a responsive and dynamic energy mix for the Philippines.
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi recently met with members of the USAID’s Building Low Emission Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability (B-Leaders) to discuss the formulation of an optimal energy mix and look into local reserve requirements.
13 Aug 2016 - Top drug suspect in San Fernando arrestedPAMPANGA -- The top nine most wanted drug suspect in San Fernando was recently arrested by local authorities here in an anti-illegal drugs operation.
The suspect, identied as Alexander Macapagal, 47, was captured through a buy-bust operation conducted in Barangay Sto. Niño here. His sisters, Mirasol and Esmirol were likewise arrested during the operation.
13 Aug 2016 - Arroyo nominated House deputy speakerANGELES CITY -- Former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to represent Central Luzon after being nominated as deputy speaker of the House of Representative in the 17th Congress.
Arroyo will be one of the seven deputy speakers, who will represent Central Luzon.
13 Aug 2016 - PAF unit inks scholarhip pact with Jocson CollegeANGELES CITY -- The 2nd Air Reserve Wing of the Philippine Air Force stationed in Clark Freeport has forged a scholarship agreement with the Jocson College Incorporated in a bid to provide reserve soldiers and their spouses and children educational opportunities.
Brigadier General Enrico Ignacio, commander of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), and Jocson College Vice President Maria Felisa Jocson led the signing of the four-year memorandum of agreement (MOA) at the school campus on Friday.
12 Aug 2016 - New convergence road project set in PampangaPAMPANGA -- A new road convergence project is set by Santo Tomas officials here led by Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc which will connect some of the fourth district towns to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).
Bondoc, together with this town's Mayor John Sambo and Minalin Mayor Edgar Flores, the other day presented to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) the location of the proposed new NLEx interchange at Barangay Sto. Rosario Pau here.
12 Aug 2016 - Guintu on Flores' claim on supporters' death: ‘It’s drugs, not politics’PAMPANGA -- Masantol Mayor Danilo Guintu of this town Friday lashed out on former Mayor Peter Flores' claim regarding the death of his supporters who were allegedly killed by vigilantes protected by powerful individuals.
Flores earlier denounced the series of killings of his followers, Jayson Brizuela and Johnsbermine Rodriguez. He asserted that the victims were not a result of the police's anti-illegal drive but insisted that the incidents might have been politically motivated.
11 Aug 2016 - Suspected drug pushers killed in police ops in CLPAMPANGA -- Suspected drug pushers were killed on Thursday during separate armed encounters with anti-illegal drug operatives from Bulacan and Angeles City police.
Bulacan police acting provincial director Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat said the four suspected drug pushers were slain in his area of responsibility.
11 Aug 2016 - Lazatin: Protect children from stray bulletsANGELES CITY -- A city councilor here has filed a proposed ordinance that seeks to provide children protection from irresponsible gun owners and manufacturers.
Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin Jr. said he is alarmed by the rising deaths of children due to accidental firing and irresponsible handling of guns.
11 Aug 2016 - BCDA lauds SEC opinion on Clark Green City land useCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) lauded the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for recognizing the contribution of its development and usufructuary rights (DUR) over the land covering Phase 1 (288 hectares) of Clark Green City as equity or capital share in its joint venture corporation (JVC) with Filinvest Land, Incorporated (FLI).
BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova described this as a "breakthrough in unlocking the economic value of lands."
11 Aug 2016 - 3,670 workers receive more than P150-M through DOLE's SENAPAMPANGA -- As of July, some 3,670 workers have received P159,018,420.04 monetary claims through the Single Entry Approach (SEnA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.
This is DOLE Central Luzon's first semester SEnA scorecard for the year reported by DOLE Regional Director Ana Dione to Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
10 Aug 2016 - EdPam to drug users, pushers: 'Reform now'ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Tuesday urged some 1,192 identified drug users and pushers who surrendered to the city government to "reform themselves before it's too late."
Speaking before the surrenderees at Barangay Cutcut People's Gym here, Pamintuan stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte means business, and that everyone linked to the illegal drugs trade will have to face the law if they do not voluntarily reform or change their ways.
10 Aug 2016 - DPWH: No demolition of Macabebe fishponds until 2018PAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways Region III (DPWH-3) assured that no demolition of fishponds would take place until 2018 along the high water channel of Pampanga River located in Macabebe town.
However, Engineer Lita Manalo, DPWH project manager pointed out that Pulo, an islet within Pampanga River, is set for scraping. Currently, the islet blocks the flow of water going to the downstream of the Pampanga River.
10 Aug 2016 - De Lima redefines 'illegal recruitment' with billMABALACAT CITY -- In a bid to add teeth to the government's campaign against illegal recruitment, Senator Leila M. de Lima has filed a bill seeking to lower the number of perpetrators from three to two to qualify as large-scale illegal recruitment.
De Lima, chairperson of the Senate justice committee, filed Senate Bill No. 961 redefining the crime of illegal recruitment committed by a syndicate as a group of three or more persons formed to carry out illegal deployment of Filipino workers abroad.
10 Aug 2016 - Legarda: More support for indigenous peoplesCLARK FREEPORT -- In observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and the Philippine National IP Day, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for stronger support and protection for indigenous peoples.
"As we celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of our indigenous peoples, I encourage everyone to provide the needed support for our IPs to strengthen their part in nation building," said Legarda, who sponsored the law (RA 10689) that declared the 9th day of August as National IP Day to coincide with the international celebration.
10 Aug 2016 - CIAC orders review of airport securityCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio “Dino” Tanjuatco III has ordered a review of the security procedures following a security breach last week.
Tanjuatco ordered a review of the Airport Access Control Security Procedures after an unauthorized individual managed to reach the airport ramp by evading security personnel.
9 Aug 2016 - CIAC orders review of airport securityCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio “Dino” Tanjuatco III has ordered a review of the security procedures following a security breach last week.
Tanjuatco ordered a review of the Airport Access Control Security Procedures after an unauthorized individual managed to reach the airport ramp by evading security personnel.
9 Aug 2016 - Ex-mayor wants justice for supporters' deathPAMPANGA -- Former Masantol Mayor Peter B. Flores on Tuesday denounced the series of killings allegedly committed by "protected vigilantes" victimizing his loyal supporters.
Flores is referring to the death of certain Jayson Q. Brizuela, a pedicab driver from Barangay San Isidro here and shooting incident involving one Johnsbermine Rodriguez of Barangay Sta. Lucia Anac who supported the former mayor during the recent local elections.
9 Aug 2016 - Guv forms 33,075-member Cabalen Drug WatchPAMPANGA -- Gov. Lilia “Nanay” Pineda formed some 33,075 barangay officials, bantay bayan, health workers and Nanay community workers as members of the province-wide Cabalen Drug Watch tasked to monitor and oversee the activities of the self-confessed drug users and pushers in their respective villages.
This Cabalen Drug Watch will also play a major role in the creation and promotion of a healthy drug-free culture in the province and make sure that that drug surrenderees will never go back to their old habits.
9 Aug 2016 - Police nab drug suspectPAMPANGA -- Candaba police on Tuesday arrested a suspected pusher in an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted in Barangay Talang.
The suspect, identified as Romeo Tolentino, 28, of Barangay Barit at around 9:00 pm proved positive with drugs after a poseur-buyer was able to purchase two small heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected methampethamine hydrochloride or shabu.
9 Aug 2016 - SBMA distributes P141.4-M to nearby LGUsSUBIC BAY -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) recently released P141.4 million in revenue shares to eight local government units (LGUs) adjacent to the Freeport.
According to SBMA chairman Roberto Garcia, the total revenue shares to be distributed among eight LGUs amounted to P141.397 million is 18.5 percent higher than P115.23 million distributed on second semester of 2015.
9 Aug 2016 - 7 Manila-bound aircraft diverted to Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- Seven commercial aircraft were diverted yesterday to Clark International Airport due to bad weather and poor visibility at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila.
The Clark International Airport Corporation command center stated the four Cebu Pacific flights from Tagbilaran, Ozamis, Zamboanga, and Mactan; and Airphil Express flights from Butuan and Catarman; and an ATR private plane from Palawan were all diverted to Clark Airport.
9 Aug 2016 - Drug pusher slain in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- A drug pusher was killed during an armed encounter with policemen in Barangay Pulong Bulo on Sunday.
Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Angeles City police director, identified the fatality as Edwin Perez Jr., alias Totoy, 36, and a resident of the said barangay.
9 Aug 2016 - New PCL execs take oath before GMAThe new set of officers of the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) Pampanga Chapter took their oath of office on Monday before Second District Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Governor Lilia Pineda.
PCL president Porac Councilor Olga Frances “Fritzie” David-Dizon led her team during the oath taking right after the flag raising rites held at the Capitol grounds.
9 Aug 2016 - PDEA-3 seizes P220K worth of ecstasy; nabs 2 lady pushersPAMPANGA -- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region III (PDEA-3) seized handful of pieces of tablets of ecstasy and arrested two lady pushers in a drug sting inside a mall in Makati City on August 08, 2016.
In a report submitted to PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña, PDEA-3 Regional Director Emerson L. Margate identified the suspects as Carmencita R. Rogar aka Chuchay, 47 and Glaiza Mae T. De Asis aka Ivy, 29 both residents of #4481 Calatagan Street, Barangay Palanan, Makati City.
8 Aug 2016 - 2 chief cops relievedPAMPANGA -- Two police chiefs were ordered relieved Monday following the alleged involvement of their mayors in the illegal drug trade.
Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, Police Regional Office-3 acting director, said those relieved from their posts were Chief Inspector Gil Domingo, chief of police of Mabalacat City, Pampanga and Superintendent Orlando Castel, Jr., chief of police of San Rafael, Bulacan.
8 Aug 2016 - 3 rebels yield armsPAMPANGA -- Three alleged members of the Rebolusyonaryong Hukbong Bayan (RHB) yielded their arms and surrendered to Governor Lilia "Nanay" Pineda yesterday through the initiative of Sta. Ana Mayor Norberto "Ka Ross" Gamboa, a former rebel commander.
The three rebels were comrades of the first 44 rebel-returnees also assisted by Gamboa on July 18.
8 Aug 2016 - Popcom denies promo material on HIV, AIDSPAMPANGA -- The Population Commission (POPCOM) here denied having anything to do with the promotional material which was trending on social media due to one of its tips on how to prevent HIV/AIDS by avoiding "sexual intercourse" with a homosexual.
"And though the said promotional material bore the logo of the Commission on Population particularly that of POPCOM Region VI, we are one with our fellow POPCOM regional office in strongly denying the production of the said material which included the misleading information offensive to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) members," POPCOM Region III head Leonor Cura said in a statement.
8 Aug 2016 - Korean national gets jail term for non-remittance of SSS duesSUBIC FREEPORT -- The Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Olongapo City has convicted the president of a fishing rod manufacturer for failure to comply with the company's legal obligation to pay over P1.6 million in employees' contributions to the Social Security System (SSS).
SSS Assistant Vice President for Operations Legal Department Renato Jacinto S. Cuisia said that Hong Yeul Kim, a Korean national and President of the Jyung Myung Fishing Rod Manufacturing Corporation, was ordered to serve a jail term of six years and one day up to eight years.
8 Aug 2016 - Mayors on Duterte list should explain sidePAMPANGA -- League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) president and Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that he is in support of the recent actions of President Rodrigo Duterte in naming alleged† drug protectors adding that officials who were named should now come to explain their side.
"As President of the League of Cities of the Philippines and Mayor of Angeles City, I am fully supporting the President's actions in this unrelenting campaign and all-out war to eliminate the illegal drug menace. This is both our passion and part of our campaign promise, and we shall fulfill this promise," Pamintuan said in a statement.
8 Aug 2016 - NCCA opens proposals for 2017 grantsPAMPANGA -- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) on Monday announced the opening of submission for proposals of grants to arts and culture projects in the region.
With an aim to continuously preserve and promote the country's heritage, NCCA will be providing financial and technical assistance to artists and cultural workers who want to share their projects or creations to the government.
8 Aug 2016 - Thousands join 2nd Pampanga Big Latch OnPAMPANGA -- More than a thousand breastfeeders and supporters from different sectors here joined the second run of the Big Latch On Pampanga Leg held at SM City Downtown and Robinsons Starmills over the weekend.
The event is part of the advocacy of both the city government and the private sector to educate parents and soon-to-be parents of breastfeeding's importance and benefits to them and their babies, said organizer and City Tourism Officer Ching Pangilinan.
7 Aug 2016 - EdPam: Drug protectors must face consequencesMABALACAT CITY -- Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that protectors of drug pushers must face the consequences of their actions.
Pamintuan, president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, issued the statement following the naming of some mayors, including Mabalacat City Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales, involved in the illegal drugs trade.
7 Aug 2016 - Lazatin: Provide medical, burial aid to city workersANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. recently filed an ordinance that seeks to provide city government employees financial assistance for hospitalization and burial.
Under the proposed ordinance, Lazatin said the city government shall extend financial assistance to any employee who suffers from sickness or injury and is in need of medical assistance.
7 Aug 2016 - Pampanga emerging as megalopolisPAMPANGA -- Urban master planner Palafox Associates disclosed recently that Pampanga is fast emerging as a megalopolis and one of the best alternatives in decongesting Metro Manila.
Felino Palafox, Jr. said that Pampanga is three times the size of Singapore and two times the size of Hong Kong, while Clark Freeport is bigger than Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Fort Bonifacio combined!
7 Aug 2016 - Mabalacat mayor to face probe; says he is not 'protectorMABALACAT City Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales denied Sunday any involvement in the illegal drug trade after he was named as "drug protector" by President Rodrigo Duterte.
"I am not a protector of illegal drug (syndicates)," Morales said. "I am willing to undergo any investigation to prove my innocence para naman ma-proteksiyonan natin ang integrity of my family, myself, and the people who had trusted me and voted for me for the past years.”
7 Aug 2016 - P103-M shabu seized from Chinese nationalANGELES CITY -- A Chinese national was arrested while at least 30 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu amounting to P103- million was confiscated during a raid in a suspected warehouse at Hensonville Subdivision, Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City.
Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) acting director, identified the arrested as Yiye Chen, a Chinese national and an alleged big-time drug lord.
7 Aug 2016 - Comelec decision not final, says Boking's counselMABALACAT CITY -- THE decision of the Comelec First Division which cancelled the Certificate of Candidacy of Mabalacat City Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales is "not final and executory."
Thus said Atty. Romulo Macalintal, legal counsel of Morales.
6 Aug 2016 - Boy, 9, steals motorcycleANGELES CITY -- A nine-year-old boy was arrested by officials of Barangay Balibago after being suspected of stealing a motorcycle yesterday.
Balibago Barangay Chairman Rodelio Mamac said that the owner parked the motorcycle in front of his house located near the barangay hall before the boy took it away.
6 Aug 2016 - Surrender or face full force of the lawPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda appealed on Friday to the remaining suspected drug peddlers and users who failed to submit themselves to voluntarily surrender or face the full force of the law.
Pineda also urged them to join the “Dalan Ning Pamagbayu” (Road to Change) program for their reformation and integration into the mainstream of society without fear of being apprehended.
6 Aug 2016 - CDC bares various road projects to lessen traffic in Clark areaCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) pursues various road projects meant to improve traffic surrounding the Freeport Zone.
CDC Assistant Vice President for Technical Services Teresito Tiotuyco said construction is now ongoing for the Php176 million-bridge along Clark-Mabalacat-Angeles Road.
6 Aug 2016 - Mufflers smashed in San SimonPAMPANGA -- Police authorities confiscated and smashed some 59 modified mufflers on Saturday in front of town folk at municipal hall compound here.
Chief Inspector Jose Gundaya, town police chief, said the confiscation of the mufflers from motorcycles was in implementation of Municipal Ordinance 15-003 that regulates the use and operation of motor vehicles with noisy modified mufflers within the municipality of this town.
6 Aug 2016 - PopCom highlights responsible parenthood in Family Planning MonthPAMPANGA -- The Population Commission (Popcom) is set to highlight the importance of responsible parenthood this August in commemoration of the Family Planning (FP) Month.
As part of the government’s goal to address unmet needs for modern family planning in the country, Popcom continues to support the celebration of the FP month to promote awareness about programs of the government in FP and actions parents can take if they want to plan for the number and spacing of their children.
6 Aug 2016 - Authorities looking into airport security breachCLARK FREEPORT -- Airport authorities are now investigating an alleged security breach at Clark International Airport after an unidentified man reportedly managed to board an aircraft bound for Singapore sans boarding pass and other travelling documents on Wednesday.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco said they are conducting an investigation as of press time to determine the veracity of the report.
6 Aug 2016 - Santiago: No misuse of education fundsPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago on Friday clarified that there was no “misuse” in the city’s Special Education Fund (SEF) when the local government unit let 2,479 public school teachers watch a musical in Metro Manila last year, contrary to a Rappler report that said the huge expenditure was allegedly “misspent.”
Rappler said in its report that the Commission on Audit (COA) noted that the city government spent P5,528,170 or P2,230 per teacher from its SEF to have educators from the city’s public schools watch the musical “Bituing Walang Ningning” at Resorts World Manila in October 2015 as part of the celebration of Teachers’ Day.
5 Aug 2016 - Authorities looking into airport security breachCLARK FREEPORT -- Airport authorities are now investigating an alleged security breach at Clark International Airport after an unidentified man reportedly managed to board an aircraft bound for Singapore sans boarding pass and other travelling documents on Wednesday.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco said they are conducting an investigation as of press time to determine the veracity of the report.
5 Aug 2016 - Notorious drug peddler surrenders to EdPamANGELES CITY -- A notorious drug pusher on Friday surrendered to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan after an undetermined unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) reportedly raided his residence while he was away.
Henry Cura, 33 of Barangay Pandan, who sought the help of Councilor Joseph Ponce, Friday went to Fortune Restaurant where Pamintuan led the Peace and Order Council meeting.
5 Aug 2016 - Roxas couple thanks Pampanga; discloses plan to have a babyPAMPANGA -- Despite failing in his presidential bid, former Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and wife Korina Sanchez-Roxas expressed gratitude to Kapampangans for their support during the recent 2016 national and local elections.
In the statement of Sanchez-Roxas, she thanked the 141,617 Kapampangan voters who supported and trusted the credibility of Roxas until his first presidential journey ended.
4 Aug 2016 - After attempted killings: Fear gripping Masantol folkPAMPANGA -- Residents in Masantol town are fearing for their lives after a series of still unsolved attempted killings allegedly perpetrated by unidentified "killers on the loose."
Documents furnished by Barangay San Isidro Matua village chief Jose Ocampo yesterday show that the attempts started on June 30, when one Jayson Q. Brizuela, a pedicab driver from Sitio 1st of the same barangay was shot by unidentified gunmen while having an afternoon snack with some people in a sari-sari store.
4 Aug 2016 - GMA, Guv lead vegetable training in agri-schoolPAMPANGA -- Former president and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's first official activity after being released from hospital arrest was to join Governor Lilia Pineda in the launching of the Season-long Training on Vegetable Production for the indigenous peoples (IPs) at Floridablanca National Agricultural School (FNAS) on Wednesday.
The event was a partnership with the provincial government and Allied Botanical Corporation, a leading supplier of seedlings in the Philippines, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) and the Department of Agriculture to conduct a 12-day training and actualization of modern farming for Aeta farmers.
4 Aug 2016 - Boking: Drug-free barangays to get P1-MMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales has vowed to give P1-million each to drug-free barangays in the city.
The mayor relayed this to the barangay officials when he met with officers and members of the Mabalacat City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Madac) and Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Badac).
4 Aug 2016 - DILG-3 warns possible narco execs on chargesPAMPANGA -- The Department of Interior and Local Government Region III (DILG-3) on Thursday reminded public officials who might be involved in illegal drugs on the possible charges and consequences they will face if proven guilty.
On Tuesday, Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said that President Rodrigo Duterte's will identify the 27 alleged local government officials who are linked to illegal drug trade in the country. Panelo said that most officials in the list come from provinces outside Metro Manila including some prominent names.
4 Aug 2016 - Clark to host ANCOP Global Walk 2016CLARK FREEPORT--The Couples for Christ Philippines (CFC) is set to hold another ANCOP Global Walk (AGW) dubbed: "Beyond Your Walk Their Dreams" at the Clark Parade Ground on August 14.
The walk for a cause of CFC is part of the year-round activities to promote Clark as a destination for sports, religious and other events.
4 Aug 2016 - Consumers asked to be vigilant in buying cellphones, gadgetsANGELES CITY--Consumers are now being reminded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to be vigilant when purchasing their cellphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets.
DTI Central Luzon Director Judith P. Angeles gave this reminder as gadgets-related concerns remain to be the top consumer complaints lodged in the different provincial and regional office of DTI-3, despite advocacies made by the agency through seminars and dialogues with cellphone retailers and service shops.
2 Aug 2016 - PSA: Agriculture left out by industrial sectorPAMPANGA -- Central Luzon, which is popularly known as the "Rice Granary of the Philippines," seems to be moving towards industrialization after a report from the Philippine Statistics Authority Region III (PSA-3) showed that the 2015 Gross Regional Domestic Product was dominated by the industrial sector.
Based on data, Central Luzon is among the three regions in the country which is predominantly industrial, aside from the Cordillera Administrative Region and Region IV-A. Of the 5.3 percent region's growth rate, the industrial sector contributed 2.3 percent compared to the Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing sector's 0.1 percent.
2 Aug 2016 - Anti-Distracted Driving Act now a lawPAMPANGA -- This, as the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA) lapsed into law last July 21 after it was not signed by President Benigno Aquino III during the 30-day period before he stepped down from office last June 30. ADDA serves to help avoid accidents caused by driver distraction.
Under ADDA, it is illegal for a driver to use mobile devices like phones, tablets, laptops, and other gadgets while the vehicle is in motion or while temporarily stopped at a red light, subject to a few exemptions like safely stopping where permissible and use a mobile device only while on "stop."
2 Aug 2016 - CDC starts P34-M Clark transport hubCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has started the construction of the P34.4 million transport depot at the Freeport's main gate.
The public utility vehicle terminal, which is located at the back of SM City Clark, is expected to provide an efficient public transport facility and ease traffic congestion at the main entrance of Clark.
2 Aug 2016 - Cacao Congress convenes key stakeholders in CLPAMPANGA -- More than a thousand key and prospective players, shareholders and stakeholders of the cacao industry across the region convened Monday for the first Region III Cacao Congress.
"Kakao Konek Congress" aims to gather those who are already involved, as well as those who are interested in the industry to reinforce linkages, share updates on technologies, trading and marketing; and discuss the industry's prospects in Central Luzon, giving emphasis on the increasing global demand and how we can help supply gaps, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Integration, credit financing, and climate change.
2 Aug 2016 - Body of suspected drug pusher found in ApalitPAMPANGA -- Amid the explicit objection of the Philippine National Police on use of vigilantes, Apalit authorities found the body of a suspected drug pusher at a remote part of this town recently.
The suspected drug pusher, which is still unidentified, was found at the Sitio Dudurut here at around 5:30 a.m. Friday, police said.
1 Aug 2016 - After 30-day grace period: Bon declares all-out war vs illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- After the 30-day grace period for illegal drug users and pushers to voluntarily surrender, Arayat Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino yesterday declared an all-out war against suspects who refused to turn themselves in to authorities.
On July 1, Alejandrino vowed to "cleanse" this municipality and make it drug-free in the span of 30 days only in support of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against prohibited drugs.
1 Aug 2016 - Capitol to DA: Provide free irrigation to farmersPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga on Monday asked new Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol to provide Kapampangan farmers year-round free irrigation with a commitment to allocate a financial counterpart from the departmentís annual budget.
During the "First Kakao Konek Congress" held at the Heroes Hall here, Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda initiated the presentation of the said proposal in a bid to minimize the production expenses of small time farmers in the province.
1 Aug 2016 - AC gov't, DOST launch Tech4Ed centerANGELES CITY - The local government in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched the city’s first Tech4Ed facility, over the weekend at the Angeles City Library and Information Center.
Tech4ED which stands for “Technology for Education, to gain Employment, train Entrepreneurs towards Economic Development,” is a project that aims to expand free ICT services to more Filipinos thus giving every citizen an equal opportunity of learning and employment.
Upcoming events in Balibago
Live Rock'n Roll at Midnight RockEvery Thursday night 8pm onwards with Rockin' Dave.
Manic MondayOct 27 2014 Lollipop
Nov 03 2014 Rhapsody
nov 10 2014 Q Bar
Nov 17 2014 The Bunker
Nov 24 2014 Shipwrecked
Dec 01 2014 LaBamba
WOW WednesdayOct 29 2014 Rhapsody
Nov 05 2014 La Bamba
Nov 12 2014 The Bunker
Nov 19 2014 Lollipop
Nov 26 2014 Q Bar
Dec 03 2014 Shipwrecked
Saturday Night FeverOct 11 2014 Kings Landing
Oct 18 2014 LaBamba
Oct 25 2014 Rhapsody
Nov 01 2014 The Bodyshop
Nov 08 2014 Lollipop