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20 Feb 2016 - Group to probe cases involving village chiefsPAMPANGA -- The Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in the province recently vowed to evaluate the consecutive cases involving village chiefs.
This was disclosed by ABC President and ex-officio Board Member Gerome Tubig during a chance interview at Kingsborough Convention Center.
20 Feb 2016 - 1,000 Porac students undergo anti-drug awareness seminarPAMPANGA -- More than 1,000 students of the Porac High School Pulung Santol Annex underwent an anti-drug awareness seminar facilitated by Vice-Mayor Dexter David and other resource speakers on Monday.
The event is part of the on-going drive of David to promote awareness against illegal drugs among the young in the light of the national government's program to crackdown on illegal drug activities in the country.
20 Feb 2016 - Pampanga Catholics to stage pro-life walk vs death penaltyPAMPANGA -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando will have its "Pampanga Walks for Life" on February 25 in opposition to moves to bring back the death penalty and the recent rampant extrajudicial killings.
The event is expected to bring together Catholics from the different towns and parishes of the Archdiocese in Pampanga in a "festive walk" that will lead to the Capitol Grounds and would later converge in the Metropolitan Cathedral from four assembly points.
19 Feb 2016 - PopCom program tackles Aids prevalence among youthPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Population (POPCOM) is engaging in a campaign to make younger people aware of the prevalence of the number of HIV/AIDS victims and teenage pregnancy in the country.
This is part of the POPCOM’s H.E.A.R.T. program which stands for HIV/AIDS, Early Sexual Encounter, Adolescent Sexuality, Reproductive Health and Teenage Pregnancy.
19 Feb 2016 - Caragan fest to highlight Mabalacat City's heritageMABALACAT CITY -- In line with its month-long fiesta celebration, this city will glass-case its rich culture and heritage through honoring its ancestry, the Aetas, on February 17-24 at the Xevera Plaza, Tabun.
Caragan was named after a certain village chief named Haring Garagan who was married to Laureana Tolentino, and believed to have discovered this former town.
19 Feb 2016 - Villagers oppose memorial park near water tankPAMPANGA -- Residents in Barangay Fortuna of Floridablancare are opposing the construction of the four-hectare Eleganstone Memorial Park (EMP) located beside the tank of the town's water district due to health and environment hazards.
This was learned from Fortuna village chairman Arturo Laxamana said the construction of the EMP, owned by spouses Arturo Navarro and Caridad Sapnu-Navarro.
19 Feb 2016 - Smelting plant closedPAMPANGA -- The San Simon local government, together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently ordered the temporary closure of a smelting plant located along Quezon road in this town.
This after scores of residents from Barangay San Isidro and nearby villages aired their complaints against Real Steel Corporation which is allegedly emitting hazardous smoke.
18 Feb 2016 - Senator wants drug resistant PampangaPAMPANGA -- Senator Vicente Sotto conveyed his wish of having a “drug-resistant” Pampanga and a “drug-resistant” Philippines.
The actor turned senator disclosed this during the Action Planning on Anti-Illegal Drug Programs for Barangays attended by Mayors, chiefs of police and the 505 barangay captains held at Kingsborough International Convention Center recently.
18 Feb 2016 - ALCU meet culminates, new regional ambassadors crownedANGELES CITY -- The new set of Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU)-Central Luzon ambassadors were crowned on Thursday to highlight the culmination of the regional academic and cultural competitions this year in this host city.
During the grand coronation night held at the City College of Angeles (CCA) Quadrangle, Angela Gene Valdez of the Pambayang Dalubhasaan ng Marilao and Kenn Paolo Dela Cruz of Norzagaray College bested other 16 candidates and emerged as this year’s title holders.
18 Feb 2016 - KKPK to host clean up drive in Guagua townPAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Ku, Pagmaragul Ku (KKPK), an organization of Kapampangans on Facebook, is set to host a cleanup drive on February 25 at Barangay Lambac here as part of their social service programs for Kapampangan communities.
The event dubbed "KKPK Clean Up Drive" will feature the participation of KKPK officers and members from various chapters.
18 Feb 2016 - MCWD set to launch P10-M pumping stationMABALACAT CITY -- The Mabalacat City Water District (MCWD) is set to commission a new pumping station worth P10 million in Barangay Mabiga to address the issue on the poor quality of water supply in the area.
MCWD general manager Francis Dimaliwat issued the disclosed this in reaction to complaints regarding “dirty water and low pressure” raised by some residents of Casmor Subdivision in said village.
18 Feb 2016 - PAF to continue mission to protect, serve peopleCLARK FREEPORT -- A high-ranking military official here said the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is committed to serve and protect the people and the country.
Brigadier General Werner Elpedes, wing commander of the 600th Air Base Wing (ABW), said this during the PAF unit's 24th founding anniversary on February 15.
18 Feb 2016 - 2-hour cross-exam for cop in Mark Fernandez arrestCLARK FREEPORT -- One of the cops who nabbed actor Mark Anthony Fernandez for alleged drug possession last year underwent two hours of cross-examination at the Angeles City Regional Trial Court Branch 58 on Thursday.
The camp of Fernandez, who was arrested for alleged possession of a kilo of marijuana, wants PO2 Fernando Ladrillo to further undergo cross-examination in the next hearing scheduled next Wednesday.
17 Feb 2016 - ePLDT launches disaster proof data hub in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT --- The ePLDT has inaugurated a disaster-proof data center which is envisioned to support developing businesses in Clark and other parts of Central Luzon.
The Vitro Clark, which is ePLDT’s ninth data center following the recent inauguration of Vitro Davao City, can withstand any disaster.
16 Feb 2016 - Mayor assures safety of KoreansANGELES CITY -- A city ordinance which guarantees the granting of discounts and other incentives to solo parents was adopted by the provincial government Bulacan and other local government units in Pampanga and even in Metro Manila.
This was learned from Councilor Amos Rivera, who authored City Ordinance Number 356 Series of 2014 (Solo Parent Ordinance) pursuant to Republic Act Number 8972 otherwise known as Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000.
16 Feb 2016 - Ex-mayor caught with guns, drugs denies accusationsPAMPANGA -- Former Arayat Mayor Luisito “Chito” Espino on Wednesday vehemently denied the accusations thrown against him by joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and local police who raided his house in Barangay Cacutud here.
At around 4:00 a.m. of Wednesday, personnel of CIDG backed by two V-150 armored trucks, members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) and local police raided the house of Espino while serving search warrant operation 23-2017 issued on February 7, 2017 by Judge Ana Marie Joson-Viterbo of RTC Branch 24 (Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija) against the former mayor for alleged illegal possession of firearms and narcotics.
16 Feb 2016 - Angeles city’s solo parent ordinance adopted by other LGUsANGELES CITY -- A city ordinance which guarantees the granting of discounts and other incentives to solo parents was adopted by the provincial government Bulacan and other local government units in Pampanga and even in Metro Manila. This was learned from Councilor Amos Rivera, who authored City Ordinance Number 356 Series of 2014 (Solo Parent Ordinance) pursuant to Republic Act Number 8972 otherwise known as Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000.
16 Feb 2016 - Alejandrino dismisses claims of EspinoPAMPANGA -- Incumbent Arayat Mayor Emmanuel “Bon” Alejandrino on Thursday belied the allegations of his political rival, former mayor Luisito “Chito” Espino on the supposed involvement of the local government unit in his recent arrest.
Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), together with members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) and local police raided the house of Espino while serving search warrant operation 23-2017 issued on February 7, 2017 by Judge Ana Marie Joson-Viterbo of RTC Branch 24 (Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija) against the former mayor for alleged illegal possession of firearms and narcotics.
15 Feb 2016 - DSWD spearheads adoption consciousness week in CLPAMPANGA -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), together with its partner agencies, is spearheading a series of activities for the weeklong celebration of Adoption Consciousness Week in Central Luzon from February 11 to 19.
DSWD Regional Director Gemma Gabuya said this year’s celebration, which bears the theme “Pagmamahal Palaganapin. Legal na Pag-aampon Ating Gawin (Spread Unconditional Love through Legal Adoption)” aims to raise and intensify the public’s awareness on legal adoption of abandoned, surrendered, and neglected children.
15 Feb 2016 - Ex-mayor nabbed for guns, drugsPAMPANGA -- Former two-term Mayor Luisito “Chito” Espino and a barangay chairman of this town were Wednesday arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and local police during a dawn raid in Barangay Cacutud here.
Espino and Cacutud village chairman Rosendo Dizon, along with Romy Mallari, 42 and Rosauro Dillera, who are alleged members of a private armed group allegedly operated by the former mayor, were arrested while operatives were serving search warrant operation 23-2017 issued on February 7, 2017 by Judge Ana Marie Joson-Viterbo of RTC Branch 24 (Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija) against the former mayor for alleged illegal possession of firearms and narcotics.
14 Feb 2016 - Entertainment establishments now under BIR surveillanceANGELES CITY -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) yesterday said that it has ordered massive surveillance activities on bars and entertainments in Angeles City.
BIR regional director Jethro Sabarriaga said that the operations were conducted in the Barangay Balibago area and resulted in the closure of one bar for five days.
14 Feb 2016 - San Fernando hosts 17th Phil-China traditional cultural festPAMPANGA -- With an aim to showcase the tradition and culture of Philippines and China, this capital city on Monday hosted the Philippine-China Traditional Cultural Festival at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here.
Event Committee Head Mariano Chua said that Pampanga is the first province in the country to anchor the annual event which is already on its 17th run.
14 Feb 2016 - Angeles city exec amends insurance ordinanceANGELES CITY -- A city councilor here has underscored that public welfare allegedly pushed him to amend the Commercial/Public General Liability (CGL) ordinance which imposes mandatory insurance coverage to business establishments in the city.
Councilor Amos Rivera issued the statement in reaction to claims that the implementation of the ordinance will open the floodgates of corruption.
13 Feb 2016 - Holy Rosary Parish takes firm stand vs EJKsANGELES CITY--The Holy Rosary Parish Church here has taken a rather vocal stand again what it called as "shockwave of abuse and violence" in the country and voiced its formal opposition against extra judicial killings (EJKs).
The parish even organized a prayer rally last February 10 dubbed "Prayer Walk for Life" which was participated by hundreds of people from the religious, academic, and private sectors. The parish is the first in Pampanga to take a much vocal stand against EJKs.
13 Feb 2016 - Minalin officials destroy noisy mufflersPAMPANGA -- As part of its campaign to against noisy motorcycle mufflers in their community, the local government here and the Philippine National Police destroyed some 35 mufflers recently.
Led by Police Chief Inspector Pearl Joy Gollayan, the officials smashed the devices to show their strong commitment against their use.
13 Feb 2016 - Lubao disaster management team attends risk-assessment workshopPAMPANGA -- The local disaster risk reduction and management council here is sprucing up its disaster preparedness capabilities.
This was gleaned as members of the Lubao Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) coming from various departments of the municipal government attended a workshop on climate and disaster risk assessment for local government units at the Subic Bay Peninsular Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone last February 8 to 10.
12 Feb 2016 - DOH claims 1st Central Luzon Drug Abuse Summit an ‘early win’ vs drugsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Health (DOH) has spearheaded last Wednesday the first Central Luzon Dangerous Drugs Summit, which was described as an early win against the war on drugs.
DOH Assistant Secretary and Central Luzon Regional Director Leonita Gorgolon said the drug forum is aimed at showing the public that things are being done to address the problem on drugs.
12 Feb 2016 - BIR closes 3 establishments in TarlacPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) closed down three business establishments in Tarlac province over the weekend as part of their Oplan Kandado program.
BIR regional director Jethro Sabarriaga said that 169 General Merchandise, Seng So General Merchandise and 2015 Motor Parts and Accessories were closed due to failure of payment of value added tax.
12 Feb 2016 - BIR to launch ‘Oplan Tokhang’ vs tax evadersPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) is set to launch its “Taxpayer Tokhang” mimicking the Philippine National Police’s “Oplan Tokhang.”
BIR regional director Jethro Sabarriaga was quick to clarify that such campaign will not be bloody since those who will show resistance will be meted with the full force of the law following tax compliance verification procedures.
12 Feb 2016 - San Simon Liga president shot deadPAMPANGA -- The incumbent president of the Liga ng mga Barangay in this town was shot dead near his residence in Barangay Concepcion Friday morning by two men riding a motorcycle.
Concepcion village chairman Sonny Simbulan, who is also an ex oficio member of the Sangguniang Bayan here, was attacked by the gunmen while he was taking his lunch in a canteen together with a companion identified as Jose Yambao.
11 Feb 2016 - Guv urges execs to continue campaign vs illegal drugsCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda renewed her call to local officials and executives of front line agencies to continue joining hands in the fight against illegal drugs and unceasingly support President Rodrigo Duterte in the war against the drug menace.
This was the message of the governor during the “Central Luzon Anti Dangerous Drug Abuse Summit: Early Wins on the War against Drugs” held at Royce Hotel, in this Freeport.
11 Feb 2016 - Mabalacat named model LGU for day care servicesMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently named the city government here model local government unit because of its day care services.
Mabalacat bested other 133 cities and municipalities in the region after being conferred the Gawad Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (Gapas) award.
11 Feb 2016 - DTI bares new programs for MSMEsMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently named the city government here model local government unit because of its day care services.
Mabalacat bested other 133 cities and municipalities in the region after being conferred the Gawad Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (Gapas) award.
11 Feb 2016 - Town exec accuses DPWH of violating SC mandamusPAMPANGA -- An executive from the Masantol local government lashed Friday at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for their alleged “real objective” over the continuous demolition of dozens of fishpens in Masantol town despite the strong opposition of the public.
Vice Mayor Ralph Nulud criticized the personnel of the DPWH for reportedly “using” the Supreme Court mandamus, which is said to be the basis of the project implementation in their own favor.
11 Feb 2016 - 5 wanted persons arrestedPAMPANGA -- At least five wanted persons were arrested during a series of manhunt operations against criminals in Pampanga and Bulacan recently.
Senior Superintendent Joel Consulta, Pampanga Police Provincial Office officer-in-charge, said the arrest of the suspects is in line with the aggressive campaign of the Philippine National Police to arrest wanted criminals and put them behind bars.
11 Feb 2016 - CCSFP holds human rights seminar for teachersPAMPANGA -- The City College of San Fernando, Pampanga (CCSFP) on February 9 hosted a seminar dubbed "Teaching peace, human rights, and sustainable development in the 21st century", which was participated in by academic personnel from different colleges and universities in Central Luzon.
CCSFP Officer-in-charge Tricia Gayle Bondoc said the forum seeks to raise awareness on human rights and its importance for the protection of one’s life, dignity and self development.
11 Feb 2016 - Guv wants facility for patients with mental illnessPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda bared plans over the weekend for the establishment of a facility that will cater to the needs for patients with mental illness in the province.
Pineda discussed this with relatives of Kapampangans with mental illness at the Lubao Gym in an informal meeting. The event was attended by patients as well as their caretakers.
10 Feb 2016 - Arroyo: Pampanga counter magnet of developmentMABALACAT CITY -- Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is now the representative of Pampanga's second congressional district, said that the province is envisioned to be the counter magnet of development to Metro Manila.
Arroyo disclosed this during the Induction of Officers and Trustees of the Capampangan in Media Incorporated at the Bale Balita inside the Clark Freeport yesterday.
10 Feb 2016 - Peace talks to resolve land issue – AnakpawisMABALACAT CITY -- Anakpawis Party-list Representative Ariel Casilao reiterated his call for the resumption of the peace talks to resolve the farmers' long time land issue.
Casilao at the same time urged President Duterte to breakout from the issue of armed clashes between the New People's Army (NPA) and government forces and address landlessness.
10 Feb 2016 - DOH now pushes porn sites banCLARK FREEPORT -- Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is now pushing for blocking pornographic websites in the country as part of the measures to avoid the spread of HIV-AIDS especially among the youth.
This was after the Department of Education (DepEd) did not favor the planned distribution of condoms to senior high school students, an act seen to prevent the spread of the viral disease among students.
10 Feb 2016 - 688 attend Lubao orientation for South Korea job opportunitiesPAMPANGA -- Some 688 locals from the province's second district trooped to the municipal gymnasium here to attend an orientation on possible employment in companies located in South Korea.
Durin the orientation, they learned more about the Employment Permit System (EPS), a government to government employment scheme between the Philippines and South Korea, wherein Lubao was chosen as a pilot area.
10 Feb 2016 - San Fernando bags excellence award for health anewPAMPANGA -- The Local Government of San Fernando was once again recognized by the Department of Health (DOH) for its exemplary health care programs during the 5th Central Luzon Excellence Awards for Health held Thursday at the Royce Hotel Casino in Clark Freeport Zone.
The Local Government of San Fernando was once again recognized by the Department of Health (DOH) for its exemplary health care programs during the 5th Central Luzon Excellence Awards for Health held Thursday at the Royce Hotel Casino in Clark Freeport Zone. This year, the city bagged the Outstanding Healthy Lifestyle Advocacy award which was received by Mayor Edwin Santiago, together with City Health Officer Dr. Eloisa Aquino and Rural Health Physician Dr. Emerito Mercado.
10 Feb 2016 - Carworld Fuso breaks ground in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Carworld Fuso, the newest dealership under the LausAutoGroup, broke ground for its facility in Barangay Macabacle, Bacolor, Pampanga yesterday.
Through the partnership between Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) and the LausAutoGroup, the said facility shall be the first Fuso dealership in Central Luzon.
10 Feb 2016 - Town exec accuses DPWH of violating SC mandamusPAMPANGA -- An executive from the local Masantol government lashed Friday at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for their alleged “real objective” over the continuous demolition of dozens of fishpens in Masantol town despite the strong opposition of the public.
Vice Mayor Ralph Nulud criticized the personnel of the DPWH for reportedly “using” the Supreme Court mandamus, which is said to be the basis of the project implementation in their own favor.
9 Feb 2016 - Drug surrenderers in Central Luzon reach 129,217CLARK FREEPORT -– Dr. Benjamin Reyes, chair of Dangerous Drug Board (DDB), disclosed that some 129,217 drug users and pushers surrendered in Central Luzon since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency in July last year.
Bulacan leads the number of drug surrenderers with a total of 37, 266, followed by Nueva Ecija with 27, 552; Pampanga, 22,479; Tarlac, 15,329; Zambales, 8,025; Bataan, 9,911; Aurora, 3,356; Angeles, 3,107 and Olongapo with 2,192.
9 Feb 2016 - CIAC eyes North America routeCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is set to hold talks with airlines with long-haul flights to connect Clark to the North American region.
CIAC President and Chief Executive Officer Alexander Cauguiran said they are currently in negotiations with air carriers aimed at connecting Clark to North America.
9 Feb 2016 - DOH to continue treatment of drug surrenderersCLARK FREEPORT -– Despite the suspension of the campaign against illegal drugs, the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday stressed that they will continue the rehabilitation program of drug suspects who have already surrendered to authorities.
This was disclosed by Health Secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial during the Central Luzon Dangerous Drug Summit held at the Royce Hotel here.
9 Feb 2016 - Balloon pilots ‘experience’ Filipino cultureANGELES CITY -- Pilots and international delegates to this year's 21st International Hot Air Balloon Festival took a few hours off from this year's activities as they visited Malabanias Integrated School in this city to meet locals and have a cultural exchange of dances.
The pilots also shared school supplies and books in an event of intercultural exchange. Dancers from the said school as well as from Angeles City National Trade School and Banaue wowed balloonists from Western countries.
9 Feb 2016 - Capitol spends P267.7M for infra projects in 2016PAMPANGA -- Some P267,780,907.95 has been spent by the provincial government here for various infrastructure projects in 2016.
The Office of the Provincial Engineer, in a report, stated that 159 infrastructure projects, programs, and activities were implemented in the four districts of the province.
9 Feb 2016 - Friends of 'suicide' victim call for justice on FacebookPAMPANGA -- The friends of a 17-year-old student who was found dead in an apartment here took to social media to call for justice for the death of their friend, dismissing the autopsy report done by police operatives.
It could be remembered that the body of the victim, John Nelson “Puti” Yumul, was found inside his dormitory in Barangay Sindalan in this capital city on January 22.
9 Feb 2016 - Over 100,000 expected to attend hot air balloon festivalCLARK FREEPORT -— More than 100,000 foreign and local visitors are expected to attend the 21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) inside the Freeport starting Thursday.
This was learned from Captain Joy Roa, event director and head of the PIHABF organizing committee, who also disclosed that 31 hot air balloons from 14 countries from Asia, Europe and North America will participate in this four-day event to be held at the Omni Aviation center from February 9 to 12.
7 Feb 2016 - CDC to embark on new master development plan for ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -— The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is set to embark on a new Master Development Plan (MDP) in order to usher in a new business landscape inside the Freeport, one of the country's top economic sites.
The new master plan was conceived as several lease contracts of pioneer locators signed during the formative years of CDC are set to expire in the next few years.
7 Feb 2016 - Drones banned during hot air balloon festivalCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) committee will prohibit the use of camera drones to fly during the whole period of the festival which will held at the Omni Aviation here from February 9 to 12.
Drones, which are also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), can cause air and ground disasters by colliding with hot air balloons and aircraft and hitting people on the ground in cases of malfunctions.
7 Feb 2016 - Armed with SC order: DPWH proceeds with demolition of fishpensPAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is continuing its demolition of the hundreds of fishpens along the Pampanga River in Macabebe and Masantol towns.
Earlier, hundreds of residents and local officials including Mayor Danilo Guintu of Masantol town have openly expressed their strong opposition to the project which, allegedly, did not pass through careful study and public consultation.
7 Feb 2016 - DPWH3 starts priority projects for 2017PAMPANGA -- Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) newly minted District Engineer William Bustos disclosed on Monday that engineering projects are all set for 2017 as the department had set construction programs for the district.
Bustos said that the sections of Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) are set for reconstruction as well as areas along the Manila National Road (MNR). The MNR repairs include a network re-blocking along the approaches of the bridges from the town of Santo Tomas to the town of Macabebe.
6 Feb 2016 - Angeles City, private medical group hold free surgical missionANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan along with the volunteer medical team from the Philippine American Group of Educators and Surgeons (PAGES) launched on Monday, the weeklong special surgical mission in Ospital ning Angeles (ONA), this city.
The special medical mission aims to provide reconstructive operations for children living with facial deformities such as Harelip and Cleft Palate.
6 Feb 2016 - Clark's OFW processing center served over 22,400 clientsCLARK -- Over 22,400 clients were already served by the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) One-Stop Processing Center (OSPC) inside the Clark Freeport Zone four months since it started its operation.
“The existence of the OFW OPSC at Clark Polytechnic was able to cut down the process cycle time for most of our (and our partners) services making it convenient for our OFW-clients traversing through the Clark International Airport and other clients residing from nearby areas,” Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Director Ana Dione said in a statement.
6 Feb 2016 -- Folks bewail quarrying, tree cutting in Floridablanca townPAMPANGA -- Concerned citizens in Floridablanca town are up in arms against the unabated quarrying activities at the Porac-Gumain River and the cutting of some 200 old acacia trees along the provincial road.
Former Mayor Tito Mendiola and Cenen Tungol, both representing the Floridablanca Environment Association, sought the help of media in a meeting with Capampangan in Media Incorporated (CAMI) in Clark over the weekend.
6 Feb 2016 - Alejandrino urges Duterte to include all rebel groups in peace talksPAMPANGA -- Arayat Mayor Emmanuel “Bon” Alejandrino on Monday reiterated his request to President Rodrigo Duterte to organize a new peace talk process with communist rebels including all groups who fought against the government before.
This was after President Duterte announced the suspension of the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People's Army, and the National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) led by Jose Mari “Joma” Sison.
6 Feb 2016 - DTI continues to support CL bamboo industryPAMPANGA -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) continues to support the development of bamboo industry in Central Luzon through programs that enhance the productivity and income of stakeholders.
They include technology trainings on engineered bamboo, novelty item making, support in marketing and promotion, and provision of Shared Service Facilities (SSF) for the processing of bamboo.
5 Feb 2016 - Unions to fight for Yokohama workers’ rightsANGELES CITY -- The two labor unions of Yokohama Tire Philippines Incorporated (YTPI) have vowed to continue fighting for the rights of the firm’s workers.
The Alliance of Yokohama Employees (AYE) and Alliance of Yokohama Supervisors (AYS) issued the statement during the unions’ first joint general assembly held at the Bayanihan Park Salakot area last February 1.
5 Feb 2016 - Suicide victim's prof not off the hook yetPAMPANGA -- The professor and alleged lover of the 17-year old student who was found dead inside an apartment recently is still considered a person of interest in the crime.
This was stated by Police Superintendent Jean Fajardo, City of San Fernando police chief.
5 Feb 2016 - Bamboo propagation in full swingPAMPANGA -- Pampanga officials said that the bamboo propagation is now in full swing.
This is expected to lower the production cost of bamboo products including chairs, tables, house building materials, and others.
5 Feb 2016 - PAGCOR shuts down another Clark casinoCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation on Friday shut down another gaming center inside the Freeport and this time, it’s Casablanca Casino after its new operators reportedly failed to settle the remaining escrow amount of P255 million.
Pagcor Chief Executive Officer Andrea “Didi” Domingo said that “after several extension, they were not able to meet the escrow requirements.”
4 Feb 2016 - Pineda, Arroyo inaugurate deep well pump, health facility in Aeta communityPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and former president and now Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led the blessing and inauguration of the deep-well pump and health and sanitary facility in Sitio Pidpid, Sapang Uwak this town Friday.
The P175,000 worth of facility was the result of the joint project of the Holy Angel University (HAU) and Kkottongnae University (KU) in Korea through the grant of the Academy Partnership Program of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), an international overseas development agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea.
4 Feb 2016 - Residents complain of noisy music barsANGELES CITY -- A group of residents in Barangay Balibago are complaining against noisy music bars which allegedly cause them “sleepless nights and anxiety.”
Balibago Chairman Tony Mamac said that the residents along Arayat Avenue aired their complaint before the Office of the Punong Barangay.
4 Feb 2016 - Central Luzon teachers' group protest removal of allowances from LGUsPAMPANGA -- The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Central Luzon is protesting a joint circular issued by three agencies, which “removes” the allowances given by local government units (LGUs).
Joint Circular (JC) 1, series of 2017 was issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
4 Feb 2016 - Cebu Pacific installs ultralight aircraft seatsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Cebu Pacific (CEB), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cebgo, has chosen the world’s lightest aircraft seat, Expliseat, for its ATR 72-600 aircraft.
The titanium seat will be installed on all 16 aircraft, two of which are already being utilized by CEB.
4 Feb 2016 - Popcom backs RA 10354 to reduce teen pregnancyPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Population (Popcom) has expressed full support for Republic Act 10354 or Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law (RPRH) in a bid to reduce cases of teenage pregnancy in the next five years.
Popcom Regional Director Eleanor M. Cura emphasized the vital role of RPRH Law in decreasing the swelling increase of cases of teenage pregnancy among 10-19 years old adolescent in Central Luzon.
4 Feb 2016 - San Fernando officials urged to check on parking of mall on the riseOfficials of the City of San Fernando are being urged to check on the parking spaces and passageways of a new SM mall along MacArthur Highway, Barangay Telabastagan here.
The new mall, dubbed “SM Aura North,” is currently being constructed and is on the rise to become the city’s third SM mall after SM City Pampanga along Jose Abad Santos Avenue and SM City San Fernando Downtown at the poblacion area, upping further investments in the capital San Fernando.
3 Feb 2016 - Kin of 'suicide' victim doubt autopsy reportPAMPANGA -- The family of a 17-year-old student who was found dead in an apartment expressed suspicion over the autopsy results released by police.
The body of the victim, John Nelson “Puti” Yumul, was found inside his dormitory in Barangay Sindalan in this capital city on January 22.
3 Feb 2016 - Angeles police intelligence personnel relievedPAMPANGA -- All the Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel assigned at the Intelligence Branch of Angeles City police were relieved on Thursday in connection with the kidnapping of Korean nationals.
Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, Police Regional Office (PRO) 3 director, said all 17 PNP personnel of the Intelligence Branch headed by Superintendent Noli Asuncion were ordered relieved.
3 Feb 2016 - AirAsia restarts Clark–Kalibo with 3x flights weeklyCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippines AirAsia has announced that it will recommence flights from Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga with three flights weekly to Kalibo (Boracay) effective March 27.
Captain Dexter Comendador, Philippines AirAsia chief executive officer, said AirAsia has constantly dedicated itself to make air travel more affordable, convenient, and accessible to all.
3 Feb 2016 - Joint task force formed to probe Korean's deathCLARK FREEPORT -- A joint task force has been created, involving the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), to fasttrack the probe in the killing of Korean trader Jee Ick-joo.
The task force will be led by Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) chief Senior Superintendent Glenn Dumlao.
2 Feb 2016 - Porac women pilot beneficiaries of DOH food supplementation programPAMPANGA -- Some 50 women from a second district town in this province were chosen as pilot beneficiaries in the newest program of the Department of Health (DOH) against low birth weight prevalence in the country.
DOH regional Director Leonita Gorgolon said the pregnant women from Porac town were chosen as initial recipients of the Rise Against Hunger along with 50 more mothers-to be from Candelaria town in Zambales.
2 Feb 2016 - BCDA chief: Develop Clark and Central LuzonCLARK FREEPORT --- The direction of the government is to develop Clark and Central Luzon.
Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) head Vince Dizon said that President Duterte clearly acknowledges that Metro Manila has to be decongested.
1 Feb 2016 - Electricity consumers elect Pelco I BODs in Arayat, Sta. Ana townsPAMPANGA -- New members of the Board of Directors (BODs) were elected recently by member-consumers of the Pampanga I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Pelco I) in Arayat and Sta. Ana towns.
Director-elect Rodrigo Santiago of Barangay Poblacion, Arayat, Pampanga garnered 1,333 votes over his rival, incumbent Myrna Calma who got 1,152 votes.
1 Feb 2016 - Pampanga Peso employs 34,751 kabalens in 2016PAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Government, through the Provincial Employment and Services Office (Peso), placed a total of 34,751 kabalens both for local and overseas employment in 2016.
Peso manager Luningning Vergara said that some 34,238 applicants were hired for local employment and 513 were deployed overseas.
1 Feb 2016 - Koreans urged to file raps vs rogue policePAMPANGA -- Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) Director Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino on Tuesday appealed to the Korean community to file complaints at their nearest police station against rogue policemen who have robbed or harassed them.
The appeal was made by Aquino during the conduct of the Korean Community Consultative Meeting held here at the multi-purpose hall inside the PRO-3 headquarters.
1 Feb 2016 - Duterte meets with slain Korean's wife; apologizes for trader's 'untimely death'ANGELES CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday met with the wife of slain Korean Jee Ick-Joo, offering his condolences for the businessman's "untimely death while in police custody".
Choi Kyung-jin, wife of slain Korean, was accompanied in the meeting by South Korean Ambassador Kim Jae-Shin.
1 Feb 2016 - LGU, DENR forge pact for land titling programMABALACAT CITY --- The local government of Mabalacat City has forged a Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MoPA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), environment authorities for a land titling program recently.
DENR Central Luzon Director Francisco Milla, Jr. said the local government unit (LGU) has committed to integrate land administration in the LGU activities to fast track the processing and distribution of land titles in city.
1 Feb 2016 - San Fernando cop wants Korean kidnap-slay case expeditedPAMPANGA -- Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) Director Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino said they will be expediting the court hearing on the administrative charges filed against the suspects in the kidnap-slay of Korean businessman Jee Ick-Joo.
Aquino issued the statement following the order of President Rodrigo Duterte and Police Director General Ronaldo "Bato" Dela Rosa to shift their focus from the anti-illegal drugs campaign into cleansing their organization first.
28 Jan 2016 - Guv vows no-balance billing for TB patientsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda vowed to include tuberculosis (TB) patients in the no-balance billing policy being implemented in all government hospitals in this province.
The governor announced this during the assembly of more than 700 TB patients from Lubao, Floridablanca, Guagua, Sasmuan, Sta. Rita and Porac held at Lubao Gymnasium on Friday.
28 Jan 2016 - DOE eyes auto-LPG on jeepneysSUBIC BAY -– The Department of Energy (DOE) is eyeing the use of Auto-Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as alternative fuel on jeepneys.
“Our goal is to enhance the energy supply security through fuel diversification using LPG as clean alternative fuel for transport like jeepneys,” DOE Senior Science Research Specialist Roselle Ibuna said during the recently concluded Multi-Sectoral Forum on Energy Sector Innovations through the use of Alternative Fuels and Energy Technologies.
28 Jan 2016 - Diño bares P140-B dev't projects for Subic Bay FreeportSUBIC BAY -- Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chair Martin Diño disclosed his proposed development projects for the Freeport Zone amounting to P140-billion.
“SBMA has been one of the foundations of our country in economic growth, job creation and catalyst of national and local development,” he said during the recently concluded Multi-Sectoral Forum on Energy Sector Innovations through the use of Alternative Fuels and Energy Technologies of Department of Energy and Philippine Information Agency.
28 Jan 2016 - Pampanga peace council okays P40-M budget for 2017PAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) chaired by Governor Lilia Pineda and vice-chaired by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda led the approval of the P40-million budget for this year on Wednesday.
The budget proposal was presented by its Secretariat and Department of Interior and Local Government-Pampanga Director Myrvi Fabia during the council’s first meeting for 2017.
27 Jan 2016 - Business insurance ordinance ‘railroaded’ANGELES CITY -- A businessman has assailed the City Council for allegedly “railroading” the passage of the Commercial/Public General Liability (CGL) Insurance or the mandatory business insurance.
Ruperto Cruz, owner of the Grand Palazzo Royal and Royal Garden Golf and Country Club, said that the city council deliberately conducted the public hearing in a far village like Sapang Bato to hide its passage from the businessmen.
27 Jan 2016 - Legarda pushes for swift passage of free tuition bill for SUCsCLARK FREEPORT -- Senator Loren Legarda is pushing for the immediate passage of a bill that seeks to institutionalize the provision of full tuition fee subsidy for students enrolled in all of the country’s 114 state universities and colleges (SUCs).
In her co-sponsorship speech on Senate Bill 1304, or the proposed Free Higher Education for All Act, Legarda underscored the need to pass a law that will set out mechanisms and guidelines by which the funding for free tuition, already appropriated for this year, will be utilized.
27 Jan 2016 - BFAR eyes more mangrove plantations in MasantolPAMPANGA -- In a bid to further protect the coastal areas in this town, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) plans to plant more mangroves along the portion of the Pampanga River in Masantol.
BFAR representative Arlyn Morales met Friday with Mayor Danilo Guintu of this town to discuss the possible areas where they can plant the aquatic trees.
26 Jan 2016 - PAL to mount Clark flights to Cebu, DavaoCLARK FREEPORT -- Two domestic routes to the southern Philippines --- Davao and Cebu -- are set to be launched by Philippine Airlines (PAL) at Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga.
This was learned from Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and Chief Executive Officer Alexander Cauguiran, who said that this “development is seen to further strengthen operations at the premier airport north of Manila.”
26 Jan 2016 - DOTR to release P2.8B for Clark airport 2nd terminalCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Transportation (DOTR) is set to release some P2.8 billion for the construction of a second passenger terminal at the Clark International Airport, according to the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
CIAC confirmed the release of the initial funding for the new passenger terminal that is expected to double the airport’s capacity to eight million passengers a year. The second terminal is scheduled for construction within the next three years, CIAC also said.
26 Jan 2016 - Lazatin wants return of historic steam locomotivePAMPANGA -- This city’s Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin is initiating efforts to have one of the historic steam locomotive of the Pampanga Sugar Development Company which has ended on display in front of a restaurant outside the Riverbanks Shopping Center in Marikina City.
The said locomotive is among the 82 known steam locomotives in the Philippines during the boom of the sugarcane trade in the early 1920’s. The Pampanga Sugar Development Co. (PASUDECO) 2-6-0 no. 2 (3’6” gauge Baldwin No. 60506 / June 1928) is among the remaining steam locomotives in the country that is still in good condition.
26 Jan 2016 - Mayor to form desk to protect KoreansANGELES CITY --- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said he will form a desk to protect Korean nationals in the city.
Pamintuan, while in Rome for the third round of peace talks, issued the statement to local media following the involvement of city police officers in illegal detention, robbery and extortion of Korean nationals recently.
26 Jan 2016 - San Fernando mayor claims city '80% drug cleared'PAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago disclosed that the capital city is already 80 percent drug cleared as of press time Thursday. Santiago was reiterating an updated report of the local police on the status of the anti-drug campaign in the town.
Santiago said the city is now poised at creating its own transformation and rehabilitation program for its own drug users and pushers who have earlier surrendered.
24 Jan 2016 - 7 Angeles cops sacked over extortion racketANGELES CITY -- Seven policemen detailed in Angeles City have been sacked over a robbery-extortion case involving Korean nationals in December last year.
Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino, Central Luzon Police director, identified the seven as PO3 Arnold Nagayo; PO3 Roentjen Domingo; PO2 Richard King Agapito; PO2 Ruben Rodriguez; PO3 Gomerson Evangelista; PO1 Jayson Ibe; and PO1 Mark Joseph Pineda.
24 Jan 2016 - Arayat town resumes noisy muffler huntPAMPANGA -- Town authorities here may have been lenient in apprehension during the New Year revelry, but firmly resumed a resolute stand against motorcycle drivers who are using modified mufflers.
Authorities of the Arayat Traffic Management Unit opened the flag ceremony on Monday by presenting January’s share of confiscated modified mufflers to town officials led by Mayor Emmanuel “Bon” Alejandrino, Vice- Mayor Monching Changcoco, Sangguniang Bayan members and barangay captains at the front of the Arayat Municipal Hall.
24 Jan 2016 - Police charge ex-lawmaker's driver over car crashPAMPANGA -- The driver of former Second District Representative Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo is now facing charges over the head-on car collision involving him, the ex-lawmaker and another passenger onboard a Toyota Hilux which killed a policeman who was driving a Honda Civic in the mishap that transpired at the portion of the FVR Megadike in Bacolor town.
On Monday, Arroyo and his two companions, driver John Michael Macaraeg and Edward Mendoza Montevergin figured in a car crash with Police Officer 3 Alexander Villamin of the Central Luzon Regional Public Safety Battalion in Barangay Maliwalu in this town.
24 Jan 2016 - DA targets 3.7 million metric ton palay production for 2017PAMPANGA -- The Department Agriculture (DA) is targeting a 3.7 million metric ton palay production for 2017 as it had placed 130,000 hectares for hybrid production.
"We hope to achieve the highest production in 2014," Villacorta said, adding that the hectares devoted this year for hybrid is 20,000 more than in the year 2016.
24 Jan 2016 - Ex-lawmaker, 2 companions injured; policeman killed in car crashPAMPANGA -- Former Second District Representative Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo and his two companions were injured while a Central Luzon policeman was killed in a car collision that transpired at the portion of FVR Megadike in Bacolor town on Monday at about 3:30 pm.
According to Police Officer 2 Melchizedek Asuncion, investigator of the case, a metallic gray Toyota Hilux bearing conduction sticker VH-7847 driven by John Frederick Macaraeg and carrying Arroyo and Edward Mendoza Montevergin were headed to Porac town while a Honda Civic with plate number WFP-604 driven by Police Officer 2 Alexander Villamin of the Regional Public Safety Battalion 3 was moving towards Bacolor town.
24 Jan 2016 - P7-M proceeds of anomalous hog sale transferred to Angeles RTCPAMPANGA -- Magalang Municipal Mayor Malu Paras-Lacson on Tuesday said that the P7 million check representing the proceeds in the sale of the hogs was transferred to the Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court in Angeles City Monday morning.
Lacson said that the court directed the municipal treasurer to transfer the funds to the court as custodial legis or in the custody of the law: the taking, seizing, or holding of something by lawful authority.
23 Jan 2016 - San Fernando Mayor ‘happy’ about turnout of taxpayersPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago on Monday expressed joy over the huge turnout of taxpayers from the city, who continue to troop to the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) at the city hall.“It’s really good to set the example as I and our officials were the first to actually pay our taxes–real property and residence certificates this month.
I and our fellow officials are very happy that Fernandinos pay their dues on time as evidenced by the huge turnout at our BOSS,” he said.
23 Jan 2016 - Drug suspect killed in buy-bustPAMPANGA -- A suspected drug pusher from Bulacan province was killed in a buy-bust operation conducted by operatives of the City of San Fernando police.
The suspect whom the police did not yet identify, was arrested midnight of Saturday at Barangay Sindalan here.
23 Jan 2016 - Pamintuan urges Angeleños to obey traffic rulesANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has called the attention of the public to strictly follow traffic rules to avoid apprehensions.
“The reports coming from the Public Transport and Regulatory Office (PTRO) and Angeles City Traffic Development Office (ACTDO) regarding the number of apprehensions on traffic violations are quite alarming because it shows that a great number of motorists, both public and private, are either ignorant of traffic laws or they are just indifferent in following them,” said Pamintuan.
23 Jan 2016 - USS John S. McCain arrives in Subic BaySUBIC BAY -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrived in Subic Bay on Monday for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between the Philippines and the United States.
The McCain crew will participate in a series of community service projects and sporting events during the crew’s visit to the Philippines.
18 Jan 2016 - Execs deny irregularities in sale, purchase of hogsPAMPANGA -- Bacolor Mayor Jose Mari "Jomar" Hizon and Magalang Mayor Malu Paras-Lacson denied Wednesday irregularities in the sale and purchase of hogs seized from a clandestine shabu laboratory in Magalang town late last year.
On Tuesday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) officially filed a complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman against Hizon and Lacson for entering into a trade of the 4,038 pigs "which were owned by private individuals and not the municipality of Magalang."
18 Jan 2016 - Korean 'cremated' a day after abductionPAMPANGA -- The body of an abducted South Korean businessman in Angeles City last October 2016 was allegedly cremated in a Caloocan crematorium operated by a former police officer involved in the kidnapping, investigations disclosed.
In the findings sent by Philippine authorities to South Korean Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, it said Ji Ick-Joo was strangled to death after he was abducted. After which, Joo's remains were allegedly cremated.
18 Jan 2016 - Mayor, City Council hit for business insuranceANGELES CITY -- A businessman here has assailed Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and the Sangguniang Panlungsod for enforcing the city's Commercial/Public General Liability (CGL) Insurance.
Ruperto Cruz, owner of the Royal Garden Gold and Country Club and Grand Palazo Royal, claimed that the ordinance was passed without a public hearing.
18 Jan 2016 - Guiao to continue advocacy for Clark airportANGELES CITY -- Former congressman Joseller "Yeng" Guiao has vowed to continue advocating for the full development and utilization of Clark International Airport (CRK).
Despite his defeat in the congressional race, Guiao said that he is still pushing for the development of Clark airport.
17 Jan 2016 - Alejandrino starts dismantling mega shabu labPAMPANGA -- Despite the absence of a court order to abolish the facility, Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino of this town on Tuesday started dismantling the parts of the largest methampethamine hydrochloride laboratory in the country discovered in his jurisdiction in September last year.
But despite the failure to secure a court order, Alejandrino asserted that their operation is not illegal since they only took down and set aside the equipment.
17 Jan 2016 - 2 execs face raps over sale of hogsPAMPANGA -- Magalang Mayor Maria Lourdes Lacson and Bacolor Mayor Jose Maria Hizon are now the subject of a graft complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) over the sale of 4,038 hogs that were seized from a piggery that was a front for the underground shabu laboratory.
PDEA’s 10-page complaint said that the "pigs were owned by private individuals and not the municipality of Magalang." Hizon, son of a prominent businesswoman who owns a meat processing firm, allegedly bought the said hogs.
16 Jan 2016 - Oil tax measure to hit the poor – AnakpawisMABALACAT CITY -- Anakpawis party-list Rep. Ariel “Ka Ayik” Casilao has urged the Duterte government not to push with the proposal of his economic managers to impose its tax reform measures particularly on the increasing of the excise tax on oil products.
In a press statement, Casilao said the administration should instead run after tax evaders, improve tax collection or impose higher taxes on richest elite in the country such as those tagged by Forbes as the 50 richest.
15 Jan 2016 - Minalin town to implement truck banPAMPANGA -- In its bid to regulate the worsening traffic situation along the major thoroughfares in this town, the local government here is set to implement partial truck ban this week.
Based on the Municipal Ordinance No. 69 S. 2016 unanimously approved by the Sangguniang Bayan on December, the truck ban takes effect from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. during weekdays excepts holidays.
14 Jan 2016 - Abducted Korean remains missingANGELES CITY -- Despite his wife paying some P8-million for his release, kidnapped Korean trader Ick Jee Joo from this city remains missing since his abduction at Timog Park Subdivision in Barangay Pampang here.
Ick Jee Joo, along with house help Marissa Dawis, was abducted by a band of heavily armed men on October 18 last year.
14 Jan 2016 - CDC: Hot air balloon fiesta signature event of ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) considers the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) as a signature event of Clark Freeport.
Noel Tulabut, CDC Communications Department manager, said the sports aviation event brings in not just tourists but economic benefits for Clark and its surrounding communities.
14 Jan 2016 - Private sector, gov't unite in solving Pampanga's traffic woesPAMPANGA -- In its bid to spur sustainable growth and development in the province, the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham), has called upon multi-sectoral stakeholders and the government to unite in mitigating vehicle congestion in the province.
During a meeting on Thursday, PamCham Chairman Emeritus Levy Laus said there is an urgent need to address common-wide traffic being experienced in Pampanga, particularly in the capital City of San Fernando.
14 Jan 2016 - Apalit improves solid waste management schemePAMPANGA -- In order to comply with the environmental requirement of the national government, the local government here is now in the process of improving its solid waste management scheme.
According to Mayor Peter Nucom, he already directed the municipal planning and development coordinator to expedite the formulation of the 10-year solid waste management plan, which will serve as the blueprint in organizing household trash in the town.
14 Jan 2016 - Mom, son murderedPAMPANGA -- A 36-year-old mother and her son were hacked to death in their own quarters in Barangay Consuelo in Macabebe on Thursday by their fellow caretaker.
The mother, Sara Perez and her family, one-year-old SP (not his real name), and father Jojo Perez were identified caretakers of a fishpen and are from Hagonoy, Bulacan.
12 Jan 2016 - De Lima seeks remedy against jail congestionMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Leila de Lima has called on the Senate to look into the extreme problem of congestion as well as the subhuman conditions of the country’s jails and penitentiaries that encouraged the proliferation of illegal activities among the inmates.
In a press statement, De Lima said she hopes that the Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee would give the matter its utmost attention and priority as inmates continue to cramp up the already-populated jails under “unspeakable, uncivilized and inhumane condition.”
11 Jan 2016 - Provincial jail to improve drainage systemPAMPANGA -- Provincial Administrator Andres Pangilinan, Jr. made rounds of the Pampanga Provincial Jail on Wednesday as part of the provincial government’s regular inspection of the said facility.
Pangilinan, together with the General Services Office (GSO) and Provincial Assessors Office (PAO) also inspected the drainage system of the jail to find a solution to Pampanga Philippine National Police Compound residents’ complaint of foul odor coming from the jail’s creek.
11 Jan 2016 - Candaba starts war vs illegal gamblingPAMPANGA -- After the intensified campaign against dangerous drugs, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and local government here launched the fight against illegal gambling on Wednesday.
Led by Superintendent Paul Gamido and Mayor Danilo Baylon, authorities confiscated and destroyed four video karera units from Barangay Mapaniqui and Pangcalara to kick-off the campaign.
11 Jan 2016 - 18 Mabalacat villages declared drug-clearedMABALACAT CITY –- Some 18 out of the 27 barangays here were declared drug-cleared by the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Vice-Mayor Christian Halili, together with the city’s chief of police, Superintendent Juritz Rara, announced the drug-cleared villages during the flag raising ceremony last Monday at Mabalacat City Hall.
11 Jan 2016 - Yokohama workers decry ‘deaf ears’ on employees’ pleadingsCLARK FREEPORT --- Yokohama Tire Philippines Incorporated (YTPI) Vice President for Operations Juanito “Nitoy” Arona on Tuesday belied workers unions’ claims about the presence of threats and intimidation inside the tire manufacturing firm in this Freeport.
Arona’s reaction came after a statement issued by two workers unions – Alliance of Yokohama Employees (AYE) and Alliance of Yokohama Supervisors (AYS) -- which earlier complained of threats and intimidation from the tire firm management.
10 Jan 2016 - Mabalaqueño tops agriculturist licensure examsMABALACAT CITY -- A resident of Barangay Sapang Biabas here has topped the Agriculturist Licensure Examinations (ALE) with an 85.83 percent passing rate.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said that Arriz Lansangan Cabigting, 21, topped some 1,790 ALE passers out of 5,795 examinees.
9 Jan 2016 - Board member pushes for additional aid for farmersPAMPANGA -- Board Member Rolando "Pol" Balingit recently disclosed his plans to create more projects that will aid farmers of fourth district towns and the whole of Pampanga this year.
Balingit, who represents the fourth district in the provincial government, recognized farming and agriculture as the main sources of income of the residents of seven towns as well as nearby municipalities.
9 Jan 2016 - Apalit eyes P230-M budget for 2017PAMPANGA -- This municipality is targeting a P230-million budget this year as proposed by Mayor Peter Nucom.
Nucom said that the local government is still in the process of creating the overall budget for 2017 which might play around the target amount.
9 Jan 2016 - Porac villages get garbage trucksPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac on Monday led the turn-over of four garbage trucks to four barangays here as part of the municipal government's aid to barangays and in a further effort to streamline garbage collection in a more efficient level.
Municipal officials led the turn-over of the keys of the new garbage trucks to the barangay officials of Senora, Babo Sacan, Balubad and Pio in simple ceremonies here.
9 Jan 2016 - Mayor bares plans for 2017ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan announced on Monday his plans for this city, and for the region being the newly appointed chairperson of the Regional Development Council of Central Luzon (RDC-3).
Pamintuan highlighted the refurbishment of the Heritage District and the increase of the numbers of scholars in the City College of Angeles.
8 Jan 2016 - Improve Pampanga’s lackluster RPT collection, municipal officials toldPAMPANGA -- The Governor of Pampanga has called on mayors and other municipal officials to help improve Pampanga's Real Property Tax (RPT) by instituting tax measures, updating revenue codes looking into the RPT payments in their respective localities.
This, as Pampanga still has one of the RPT collections that need improvement in Central Luzon.
8 Jan 2016 - Senior citizens, PWDs in San Fernando to enjoy free movies during MondaysPAMPANGA -- This city's senior citizens (SCs) and persons with disabilities (PWDs) can now enjoy free movies in all cinemas in this capital city starting Monday.
This, as the the Sangguniang Panlalawigan will start implementing the Expanded Free Movies to Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Ordinance (SP Ordinance No. 2016-014) authored by Councilor Harvey Quiwa.
8 Jan 2016 - Fake cop caught selling illegal drugsMABALACAT CITY -- A suspected drug pusher posing as high-ranking officer of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was arrested in an entrapment operation conducted by the City police recently.
A man named Frederick Pingol Bacani was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Dau.
8 Jan 2016 - Lawmaker: Convert Mexico-Magalang Road into national highwayPAMPANGA -- Third District Rep. Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales Jr. is pushing for a proposed bill that seeks to convert the Mexico-Magalang Provincial Road into a national road.
According to Gonzales, the said road is a “vital artery” that connects the 3rd and 4th Districts of the province and helps “promote peace and order as well as economic growth” in the locality and surrounding areas.
8 Jan 2016 - Yokohama workers cry threats, intimidationCLARK FREEPORT --- Officers and members of Alliance of Yokohama Employees (AYE) and Alliance of Yokohama Supervisors (AYS) are now worried of the threats and intimidation they are receiving from the Yokohama Tire Philippines Incorporated (YTPI) management.
According to the two labor unions, the company is selectively issuing memorandums and transfers to employees identified as members either of the two unions which, they claimed, raised anxiety and tension.
7 Jan 2016 - Execs plans to stop Clark balloon fiestaCLARK FREEPORT --- Airport authorities have bared plans to make this year's Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival the last one inside the Freeport.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) head Alexander Cauguiran said this as the national government is finally pushing for the immediate full development and utilization of Clark International Airport (CRK).
4 Jan 2016 - DOT prepares for Asean summitCLARK FREEPORT --- The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Central Luzon is now preparing for the upcoming ministerial meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Clark in November this year.
DOT Central Luzon Director Ronnie Tiotuico said that the regional tourism office has started conducting safety and security seminars in different various hotels in Clark and in nearby Angeles City.
4 Jan 2016 - Sasmuan town all set for dance ritualPAMPANGA -- A mixed crowd of devotees, people with disabilities and tourists will form part of the endless sea of participants in this year’s “Kuraldal Atlung Ari" this weekend at Sasmuan town.
Kuraldal Atlung Ari is an annual religious folk dance that has spawned hundreds of followers and believers through the years.
3 Jan 2016 - Lawmaker wants DHVTSU renamed to PamSUPAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales, Jr. is pushing for a proposed bill that will rename the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) in the municipality of Bacolor to Pampanga State University (PamSU).
Gonzales said that renaming of the university will bring about the modification of restrictive provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9832 and elevate the status of this higher education institution from a technological to a comprehensive university.
3 Jan 2016 - Exclude fountain, others from firecracker banPAMPANGA -- An official from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Central Luzon asked Tuesday the national government to exclude some types of fireworks from the proposed firecracker ban.
DTI-Central Luzon Director Judith Angeles said that the implementation of a total firecrackers ban may lessen the essence of celebrating New Year's Eve in the country.
3 Jan 2016 - Masantoleño PWDs get wheelchairsIn a bid to uplift the lives of person with disabilities (PWDs) here, the local government, together with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), distributed facility aid to their indigent members recently.
Some 12 handicapped residents from different villages in the town received wheelchairs to support their mobilization.
2 Jan 2016 - 85 firecracker-related injuries recorded in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- In line with the celebration of New Year's Eve over the weekend, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded some 85 victims of firecracker-related injuries in Central Luzon.
This was disclosed by Police Regional Office III Director Aaron Aquino who stressed that the said victims sustained minor injuries only.
2 Jan 2016 - Quarry revenues close at P1.978-billionPAMPANGA -- Quarry operations within the Province of Pampanga ended 2016 with P1,978,725,000 in revenues from July 2010 to December 28 this year, very close to the target of P2 billion.
The near to the P2-billion collection does not include other quarry derivatives, but just purely gravel and sand hauling, with operations peaking to P35,720,000 in June 2016, and income of P26,580,000 as of December 28, bringing last year’s revenues to P370,220,000, the highest ever recorded so far in the history of quarry operations in Pampanga.
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