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22 Jul 2016 - Clark airport ready for flights transfer
CLARK FREEPORT--The Clark International Airport is ready to accept domestic flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
This was learned from Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco III, who however clarified that the transfer of flights should be "well-planned and coordinated."
22 Jul 2016 - CSF set for Manila decongestion
PAMPANGA -- The San Fernando city government here reiterated its readiness to be an alternative government center once the decongestion of Metro Manila starts anytime.
This was affirmed by Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, who said the City Council has been preparing bills and resolutions in relation to the call to decongest the National Capital Region.
22 Jul 2016 - 3 Kapampangan solons post perfect attendance in House
PAMPANGA -- Three Kapampangan congressmen were among the 56 members of the House of Representatives who posted perfect attendance during the 17th Congress from July 27, 2015 to June 6, 2016.
Records in the Lower House showed that among the 290 congressmen, at least 20 percent had a perfect attendance record.
22 Jul 2016 - With firetruck down, blaze guts sash factory
PAMPANGA -- A fire gutted a sash factory in Barangay San Matias, Santo Tomas early morning Wednesday.
The 2:00 am fire that burned down the sash factory owned by Angelita Guinto lasted for an hour and was compounded by unavailability of the firetruck of the Bureau of Fire Protection here.
22 Jul 2016 - Cops seize P3.2 million worth of illegal drugs
PAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO) here said they already seized some P3.2-million worth of illegal drugs in different operations since they implemented the Oplan Tokhang (knock and plead) on July 1.
According to PPPO Superintendent Joyce Patrick Sanggalang, the provincial police was able to confiscate some 765.6427 grams of methampethamine hydrochloride or shabu and 141.03 grams of marijuana with a total market value of P3,290,148.
22 Jul 2016 - 10k drug dependents surrender
PAMPANGA -- The bleachers and the grand oval of the Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex here was filled with 10,000 or more drug dependents as they formally surrendered to government officials.
Governor Lilia Pineda, Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda and Philippine National Police officials delivered keynote messages as they urged the surrenderees to change their ways as they promised to have a rehabilitation program in place.
22 Jul 2016 - Dong welcomes GMA's acquittal
PAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales, Jr. welcomed former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's acquittal adding that the latter can now really exercise her duties as legislator.
Gonzales, who visited Arroyo several times before her acquittal, reacted after the Supreme Court (SC) acquitted Mrs. Arroyo of plunder.
20 Jul 2016 - Council OKs Pampanga’s drug rehab, reform program
PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) on Tuesday gave its nod to Capitol's proposed drug rehabilitation, reformation and reintegration program and similarly approved the P10-million funding for the project.
Dubbed "Dalan Ning Pamagbayu" or "Path to Change," the proposal was the brainchild of Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda, who said that the program offers comprehensive rehabilitation, reformation and reintegration, including screening, testing, documentation and monitoring for drug users and pushers who voluntarily surrender to local authorities.
20 Jul 2016 - EdPam: GMA denied of swift justice
ANGELES CITY--Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was denied of her right to swift justice.
This was according to her close ally, Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who issued a statement yesterday after the Supreme Court (SC) cleared Arroyo of plunder.
20 Jul 2016 - Pelayo: GMA to prioritize health, legislative work
PAMPANGA -- Former Candaba mayor and Pampanga Mayors League president Jerry Pelayo, a known ally of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, yesterday stressed that the solon will prioritize her legislative work and health concerns after the Supreme Court (SC) cleared her of plunder on Tuesday.
After almost five years of hospital arrest, the SC dismissed Arroyo's plunder case for "insufficiency of evidence" and ordered her "immediate release" in an 11-4 vote. She is expected to be freed today.
20 Jul 2016 - DOE to follow own energy plan for PH
PAMPANGA -- Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said yesterday that the country will implement an energy policy that meets specific economic requirements.
This statement came in the wake of President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement that the administration will not honor the December 2015 Paris agreement on climate change which the Philippines adopted along with 200 countries.
20 Jul 2016 - Pampanga to revive old transport hub
After years of†being nonoperational, the Provincial Government of Pampanga has announced the revival of the old transport terminal in San Fernando and will soon accommodate again transport groups.
The old transport hub, located along west Jose Abad Santos Avenue, was recently refurbished and renovated as the provincial one-stop-shop pasalubong center now known as Salilungan.
19 Jul 2016 - 44 rebels surrender to government
PAMPANGA -- Forty-four members of the communist rebel armed group New People's Army (NPA) and the Rebolusyonaryong Hukbong Bayan (RHB) on Monday laid their arms and surrendered to the provincial government of Pampanga and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The 25 NPA and 19 RHB members, who came from different barangays in this municipality, yielded themselves first to their former comrade and now Mayor Norberto Gamboa, known in the underground communist movement as Ka Ross.
19 Jul 2016 - SPES benefits Fernandino students
PAMPANGA -- The Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) of the City of San Fernando has been helping disadvantaged youth here to earn income while studying.
A joint employment-bridging program of the city government and the Department of Labor and Employment, SPES aims to assist poor but deserving students in completing their education through employment during summer or Christmas vacations.
19 Jul 2016 - LGUs must comply with waste management law
MABALACAT CITY -- Senator Loren Legarda said the local government units (LGUs) must comply with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law.
The senator at the same time cited model LGUs, including the City of San Fernando in Pampanga, San Francisco town in Camotes Island, Cebu, and Barangay Potrero in Malabon, that effectively implemented the solid waste law.
19 Jul 2016 - CSF conducts first junior DRRM capability assessment competition
PAMPANGA -- In line with the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month, the city government here on Monday held its first Junior Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Capability Assessment competition aimed at equipping youth in providing first aid assistance during disasters.
According to City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Raymond Del Rosario, the competition is the culmination of the year-long rescue training of students from different schools around the city.
19 Jul 2016 - PH vulnerable to climate change
ANGELES CITY -- The Philippines is vulnerable to climate change and is a natural hazard area.
This was revealed by environment officers during a seminar dubbed A Call for Climate Change Action initiated by SM City Clark yesterday.
19 Jul 2016 - Arroyo ally welcomes SC ruling
PAMPANGA -- A known ally of reelected Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Tuesday lauded and welcomed the Supreme Court decision to drop the plunder case against her and set the former President free.
"Kapampangans are happy with the Supreme Court decision. It has been more than five years that she has been in detention. Finally, she is free and could help in the further development of Pampanga," said Governor Lilia Pineda.
19 Jul 2016 - 9,258 drug suspects surrender in Pampanga
PAMPANGA -- At least 9,258 drug suspects, users and peddlers voluntarily surrendered in the whole province of Pampanga after police authorities conducted 2,094 house visit operations since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.
This was revealed yesterday by Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Jr., police provincial director during the first Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting for this year at the Capitol.
18 Jul 2016 - 8 aircraft diverted to Clark
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) disclosed that eight passenger planes were diverted to Clark International Airport (CRK) yesterday morning.
In a statement, CIAC Terminal Operations Manager Ding Aranas said the aircraft were diverted to CRK due to repairs being undertaken on the runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Pasay City.
18 Jul 2016 - OCD-3: CL set for La Niña
PAMPANGA -- The Office of Civil Defense Region III (OCD-3) yesterday assured the public that Central Luzon is ready for the possible effects of La Niña phenomenon which is expected to lash the country in the coming months.
According to OCD-3 Director Josefina Timoteo, the region is cascading the information drive and preparation activities to the barangay level which will act as first line of defense in times of disaster.
18 Jul 2016 - DENR, PGENRO to install water quality monitoring station in Masantol
PAMPANGA -- The Manila Bay Coordinating Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Pampanga Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO), will install a water quality monitoring station at Villa Lourdes Resort in this town.
This was disclosed yesterday by PGENRO head Art Punsalan, who stressed that the P23-million water monitoring facility will deliver "real time" results.
18 Jul 2016 - NNC, DOLE advocate creation of lactation stations in workplaces
PAMPANGA -- To highlight the importance of the first 1,000 days of life of an individual, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday urged various establishments in Central Luzon to support breastfeeding by setting up lactation stations in their respective workplaces.
NNC Regional Program Coordinator Ana Maria Rosaldo said the move is line with Republic Act 10028 or the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009, which seeks to encourage, protect and support the practice of breastfeeding.
18 Jul 2016 - Loud motorcycle mufflers seized
PAMPANGA -- The municipal government of Arayat, together with the Philippine National Police, confiscated some 100 loud mufflers from motorcycles plying the town yesterday.
Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino said the confiscation is under the intensified implementation of Ordinance No. 002 series of 2004 which aims to maintain silence ind the streets of the municipality.
16 Jul 2016 - Center for women, child abuse eyed
PAMPANGA -- The provincial government led by Governor Lilia Pineda and the Consuelo Alger Foundation are eyeing the establishment of a one-stop center, which will handle women and child abuse cases in Pampanga.
In a stakeholders’ meeting over the weekend at Capitol, Provincial Health Office (PHO) officer-in-charge Dr. Antonio Rivera said the provincial government plans to reactivate Consuelo Foundation’s Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Network (CAPIN) through the recreation of the Provincial Women and Children Protection Unit (PWCPU), which handles abuse cases. He also asked the help of the provincial board led by Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda for the legislation of the said unit.
16 Jul 2016 - Morales lauds Duterte for war on drugs
MABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino Morales of this city has lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for the “effective” implementation of anti-illegal drugs drive, which forced suspected pushers and users in the entire country to surrender.
“In only 15 days in office he has accomplished so much na talagang unprecedented in the history of the leadership of this nation,” Morales said during a mass oath taking of some 500 drugs personalities in this city on Thursday.
16 Jul 2016 - 49 drug suspects slain from July 1 to 13
PAMPANGA -- A total of 49 drug personalities were killed while 445 persons were arrested in actual anti-drug operations from July 1 to July 13 in Central Luzon.
Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, said that the killing and arrest of drug personalities is due to the stern implementation of the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s Anti-Illegal Drug Campaign “Double Barrel”, which is being carried out nationwide.
16 Jul 2016 - DTI confers Bagwis Gold to 5 more stores in Central Luzon
CLARK FREEPORT ZONE --The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conferred on Wednesday the Bagwis Gold to five more stores in Central Luzon.
DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez handed the recognition to Sanford Marketing Corporation which manages the Savemore Supermarket branches in Talavera and Cabiao in Nueva Ecija and Tarlac Province.
16 Jul 2016 - DTI exec highlights value of entrepreneurship
CLARK FREEPORT – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez highlighted the value of entrepreneurship as an effective means to alleviate poverty in the society and improve the quality of life of all Filipinos.
“What we want to showcase in this event are not just the quality products of our micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) nor only the many services of DTI in improving the productivity of our businesses, but also the common goal of Filipinos to achieving a better quality of life for their families through entrepreneurship,” Lopez pointed out during the opening of the Negosyo, Konsyumer Atbp (NKAtbp) held recently at the Fontana Convention Center.
15 Jul 2016 - San Fernando 2nd most competitive city anew
PAMPANGA -- THE National Competitiveness Council or NCC named the City of San Fernando in Pampanga as among the most competitive local government units (LGUs) during the Fourth Regional Competitiveness Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on Thursday.
Out of 110 component cities who vied for this year's CMCI awards, San Fernando ranked second in the Overall Most Competitive Component City category, next to Naga and Legazpi City, Albay which landed on the third spot.
15 Jul 2016 - 467 drug personalities surrender
PAMPANGA -- Some 467 drug personalities from different barangays surrendered to the local police within one week.
Chief of Police Samuel Sevilla said that barangays San Vicente, Balucuc and Capalangan have the highest number of drug personalities who surrendered.
14 Jul 2016 - Demolition of fishpens in 2 coastal towns set
PAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) First District Engineering Office is set to demolish fishponds in some barangays in the towns of Macabebe and Masantol that encroach the floodway of the Pampanga River even as affected fishpond owners and operators here are pleading for further study of their situation.
According to Bon Bonifacio, DPWH first district engineering office right of way head, the demolition is a mandamus from the Supreme Court requiring them to remove and demolish all structures and other nuisances that discharge solid and liquid wastes into the Pampanga River which eventually end up at Manila Bay.
14 Jul 2016 - Delta to drug suspects: We will go after you
PAMPANGA -- If you will not take our program and this opportunity seriously, we will go after you and we will focus on you in operations)."
Thus warned San Fernando Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda drug suspects who decline to surrender despite the appeal of the national and local government and Philippine National Police (PNP) to voluntary yield themselves to authorities under the Oplan Tokhang (knock and plead).
14 Jul 2016 - Habito: More jobs, reforms, investments to buoy PH growth
PAMPANGA -- Filipino economist Dr. Cielito Habito said that the Philippine economy for the next six years will be fruitful if the country strives to create more jobs, make crucial reforms, and sustain investments.
During his keynote speech at the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) General Membership Meeting and Induction of New Members, Habito stressed that the new administration should push industries where growth generates much employment and benefits other economies through linkages.
14 Jul 2016 - 1,000 suspected drug pushers, users surrender in Mabalacat
MABALACAT CITY--More than 1,000 suspected drug pushers and users from various villages in the city surrendered to local authorities here yesterday.
The city police processed the profiling of the surrenderees who vowed to stop their illegal activities during a simple oath-taking ceremony led by Mayor Marino Morales at the city hall.
14 Jul 2016 - Metro Clark eyed as medical tourism area
CLARK FREEPORT--The Metro Clark area has a big potential as a medical and wellness tourism similar to Thailand.CLARK FREEPORT--The Metro Clark area has a big potential as a medical and wellness tourism similar to Thailand.
This was the observation made by officials of Clark Freeport and The Medical City during a recent meeting at the Widus Hotel and Casino with a top official of a health tourism firm based in Kuwait.
13 Jul 2016 - Kapampangan seniors get P2.1-M from Capitol
PAMPANGA -- Some 21 Kapampangan senior citizens from different towns who have reached the age of 95 or above on Monday received P100,000 each from Capitol as part of the provincial government's Senior Citizens Code which provides that any natural born senior citizens who are 95 years old or above and are still alive shall be granted P100,000 cash.
Governor Lilia Pineda led the distribution of checks at Benigno Hall, Capitol grounds here, together with Provincial Administrator Andres S. Pangilinan, Jr. and Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) Chief Lilibeth Baybayan.
13 Jul 2016 - Drug suspect who surrendered killed
PAMPANGA -- A suspected drug pusher who recently surrendered to authorities was killed by still unidentified gunmen in Barangay Lagundi, Mwxico on Monday.
The victim identified as Romeo Villanueva, 45, was shot dead by two men onboard a motorcycle at 1:00 am on Monday. Villanueva was shot in the head which immediately killed him.
13 Jul 2016 - Village sets 'food for work' program for drugs suspects
ANGELES CITY -- An official of a barangay situated in the city's entertainment district is set to implement "Food for Work" program for individuals who surrendered and enrolled under the government's reformation program for drugs personalities.
Reynaldo Nacu Gueco, chairman of Barangay Malabanias, said the surrenderees will be tapped for the village's clean and green program.
13 Jul 2016 - 12,000 drug personalities in CL surrender
PAMPANGA -- With the continuous all-out war of Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) against illegal drugs in Central Luzon, at least 12,000 drug personalities have surrendered to police authorities.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, PRO-3 acting director.
13 Jul 2016 - Aeta farmers to undergo training on modern farming
PAMPANGA -- Aeta farmers from Floridablanca, Porac and Mabalacat are set to undergo trainings and seminars on how to properly plant high value crops and vegetables through the initiative of Governor Lilia Pineda and the Office of Provincial Agriculturist (OPA).
Governor Pineda met with Allied Botanical Corporation, a supplier of best quality seeds in the Philippines, and the Department of Agriculture with some Aeta representatives at the Provincial Capitol here to set a 12-day seminar and actual training for proper planting and soil conditioning.
13 Jul 2016 - Nigerian nabbed for P1-M worth of shabu
PAMPANGA -- Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency III (PDEA-3) and PDEA-National Capital Region (PDEA-NCR) on Tuesday nabbed a Nigerian believed to be a member of the West African Drug Syndicate operating in Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Central Luzon during a drug sting inside a resto bar along Don Juan Sumulong Highway, Barangay Sto. Niño, Marikina City.
PDEA-3 Director Emerson Margate identified the suspect as Ejiye Okoye alias Martin, Nigerian, 33 and presently residing in Marikina City.
12 Jul 2016 - 4 Chinese aboard ‘floating shabu lab’ in Subic Bay arrested
SUBIC BAY -- A fishing vessel believed to be behind the smuggling and distribution of illegal drugs in Luzon areas using the shoreline was seized offshore at Barangay Calapandayan by government anti-narcotic agents in this town leading to the arrest of four Chinese nationals late Monday evening.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency III (PDEA-3)† Director Emerson Margate identified the suspects as Wing Fai Lo, 42; Shu Folk Leung, 49; Kam Wah Kwok, 47; and Kwok Tung Chan, 29 all Hong Kong residents.
12 Jul 2016 - Top PH economist to keynote PamCham 52nd general meeting
PAMPANGA -- Top Philippine economist Dr. Cielito B. Habito will keynote the Pampanga Chamber Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham), 52nd General Membership Meeting and induction of new members themed "The Philippine Economy in the Next Six Years and Beyond: Prospects, Potentials, and Pitfalls," on July 14, 11:30 am to 2:30pm at the LausGroup Event Centre in the City of San Fernando.
Habito is one of the countryís top economists and is a professor in the Department of Economics of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, where he had also served as Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development for 11 years.
12 Jul 2016 - Ombudsman dismisses charges against Tugade
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed charges of grave coercion and misconduct filed by a Korean investor against some officials of Clark Development Corporation including its former president Arthur P. Tugade, who now heads the transportation department.
Irmina H. Bautista, Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer II (GIPO) who handled the case, said that "it is respectfully recommended that the criminal and administrative charges against respondents Tugade, et al., be dismissed for lack of merit."
12 Jul 2016 - Dong to file bill renaming Clark airport after Diosdado Macapagal
CLARK FREEPORT -- Third District Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales yesterday said that he will introduce a bill in the House of Representatives changing the name of Clark International Airport back to Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA).
This came amid renewed calls for the full development and utilization of Clark International Airport (CRK). Gonzales said that he is in full support of the initiative adding that the full utilization of Clark will benefit Pampanga and the Central and Northern Luzon regions.
12 Jul 2016 - Masantol boosts war against illegal drugs
PAMPANGA -- The local government unit here together with the local police are now very aggressive in fighting against illegal drugs in the town after some 399 drug personalities surrendered in just a week.
Mayor Danilo Guintu said that he started to support the programs of President Duterte against illegal drugs and the "Oplan Tokhang" (knock and plead) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) when he began his second term last July 1.
12 Jul 2016 - Village homeowners file complaint vs officials
PAMPANGA -- Homeowners of Apalit Highview Hills Subdivision recently filed a complaint before the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board Region III (HLURB-3) against the officials of their association for allegedly trying to hold and overuse official powers perpetually.
According to Joselito Garcia, a member of Homeowners Association (HOA) and one of the complainants, their group filed a complaint against HOA president Myrna Layug for participating in this year's election despite her ineligibility as called for by HLURB-3.
12 Jul 2016 - PRO-3 assures no rubout incidents; welcomes possible CHR investigation
PAMPANGA -- Despite the continuous rise in the number of fatalities linked to the anti-illegal drug operations, the Philippine National Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) assured the public that they are and will not engage in any rub-outs.
This was the statement of PRO-3 Community Relations Chief Superintendent Oscar Jacildo in response to reports pointing to the alleged questionable spate of killings of drug suspects all over the country.
11 Jul 2016 - 'Floating shabu lab’ seized in Subic Bay
SUBIC BAY -- Police operatives raided and seized a suspected floating shabu laboratory disguised as a fishing vessel and arrested four Chinese crew on-board while entering Subic Bay in Barangay Calapandayan in this town.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa, with Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun, led operatives from the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group and boarded the vessel while it was cruising between Subic Freeport and Barangay Calapandayan in the town of Subic before Monday midnight.
11 Jul 2016 - EdPam shares Angeles' 'best practices' in Singapore forum
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo D. Pamintuan is currently in Singapore attending the World Mayors Forum which is the highlight of the 5th World Cities Summit being held at the Marina Bay Sands.
A total of 110 mayors, governors, ministers and officials of international organization from all over the world attended the forum which is designed to take mayors and city leaders beyond just dialogue and sharing, to culminate in actionable outcomes for their respective cities.
11 Jul 2016 - Notorious drug pusher slain
PAMPANGA -- A suspected notorious drug pusher was killed while his cohort was apprehended during an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted by Pampanga Police in Barangay Moras Dela Paz, Sto. Tomas, Pampanga on Friday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Pampanga police provincial director, identified the fatality Nelson Enriquez alias Rambo, a native of Meycauyan, Bulacan and residing at the said barangay.
11 Jul 2016 - Blue alert for Butchoy-induced Habagat still up
PAMPANGA -- The blue alert for Butchoy-induced Habagat or southwest monsoon rains is still up, according to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council III (RDRRMC-3).
RDRRMC Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Josefina Timoteo said that the blue alert remains as monsoon rains enhanced by recent typhoon Butchoy continue to affect many areas in Central Luzon.
10 Jul 2016 - Clark farmers ask Duterte's help on land row
CLARK FREEPORT--Some 117 farmers belonging to the CABCOM Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative Incorporated have asked the intervention of President Rodrigo Duterte as factories and industrial complex started to establish inside Clark civil aviation complex.
Daniel Dizon, president of the farmers' organization, said that investors started constructing buildings without prior consultation with the farmers affected by the ongoing development inside properties under the control of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
10 Jul 2016 - CIAC assures farmers compensationCIAC assures farmers compensation
CLARK FREEPORT--The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) assured the farmers affected by the ongoing construction of factories and industrial estates inside the civil aviation complex that they will be compensated.
This was learned from Rendy Isip, manager of CIAC public relations office, who said that "CIAC assures that the farmers will be compensated but there will be a process to follow."
10 Jul 2016 - 7,000 drug personalities surrender in CL--Aquino
PAMPANGA -- More than 7,000 drug users and drug pushers in Central Luzon voluntarily surrendered to police authorities as the all-out war against illegal drugs continues.
Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, acting police director of Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3), said from July 1 thousands of drug users and drug pushers submitted themselves to police stations and to their local mayors and pledged to abandon their illegal drug activities.
10 Jul 2016 - OCD’s eyes on towns along Arnedo dike
PAMPANGA -- The Office of Civil Defense Region III (OCD-3) are closely monitoring the situation of the towns situated along the Arnedo dike in lieu of the rainy season.
This was disclosed by OCD-3 Regional Director Josefina Timoteo during the launch of the 2016 National Disaster Consciousness Month together with other concerned offices.
10 Jul 2016 - Region on Blue Alert for typhoon-induced Habagat
PAMPANGA -- Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) had placed the disaster response teams and agencies in the region on Blue Alert since Saturday as monsoon rains enhanced by typhoon "Butchoy" continue to lash Central Luzon.
"Blue Alert means all member-agencies are on preparedness mode and are ready for eventual response and 24/7 operations," RDRRMC Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Josefina Timoteo said.
9 Jul 2016 - Surrendered pushers to help in war vs drugs
ANGELES CITY -- Suspected drug pushers who surrendered to authorities for “fear” will help in the campaign against illegal drugs.
This was disclosed Saturday by Balibago Chairman Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, who said that the suspects volunteered to help the government in its fight against the drug menace.
9 Jul 2016 - 18 drug users yield in Sto. Tomas town
PAMPANGA -- Some 18 suspected drug users in Barangay San Bartolome, Sto. Tomas voluntarily surrendered to authorities over the weekend after series of coordination operations of the Barangay Council and Philippine National Police here as part of the government’s campaign on illegal drugs.
The “surrender” was witnessed by Mayor Johnny “John” Sambo and San Bartolome Barangay Captain Arthur Lumanog, together with Officer-in-Charge Police Chief Inspector Romwald Basa.
9 Jul 2016 - 450 new police recruits take oath of office
PAMPANGA -- A total of 450 new police recruits took their oath of office held at the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3) parade ground, here, recentl.
Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, acting director of PRO-3, administered the oath of office of the recruits following their presentation by Superintendent Enrico Vargas, acting chief of the Regional Police Personnel and Human Resource Development Division (RPHRDD).
9 Jul 2016 - 1 killed, 6 arrested in anti-drug ops
PAMPANGA -- One suspect was killed dead while six others were arrested in various anti-drug operations over the weekend in Barangay San Vicente, Apalit.
Around 3:20 a.m. on Thursday, local police together with two barangay officials served a search warrant against Jayson Intal, a resident of the same barangay but the said suspect died on the spot after he reportedly engaged police officers in a shootout during the operation, according to Chief of Police Samuel Sevilla.
9 Jul 2016 - Legarda: Disaster preparedness must be a way of life
MABALACAT CITY --- In observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, Senator Loren Legarda has renewed her call to make disaster prevention and preparedness a way of life.
“When we reduce disaster risks and we are all prepared, informed and equipped, natural hazards like typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, storm surges, will not turn into disasters,” said Legarda, UNISDR Champion for Global Resilience.
8 Jul 2016 - Santo Tomas VM hits Sambo for 'disrespecting' town council
PAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas Vice Mayor Gloria Ronquillo on Thursday berated Mayor John Sambo for allegedly disrespecting the town council after the mayor issued Executive Order No. 01-2016 which ordered the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) to transfer offices to the Municipal Annex Building in Barangay San Matias.
Ronquillo lamented the humiliating and disrespectful manner by which the mayor had facilitated the said executive order. She said that the mayor's office had ordered the removal of the chairs of the Session Hall in the old Municipal Hall Building on a Sunday just before the inaugural session of the SB the next day.
8 Jul 2016 - 40 drug users surrender in Sta. Ana
PAMPANGA -- Some 40 suspected drug users voluntarily turned themselves to the authorities in Sta Ana recently.
This was disclosed by Mayor Norberto "Ross" Gamboa yesterday after the third batch of drug users were presented to him by the local police.
8 Jul 2016 - Boking: Make Mabalacat business-friendly city
MABALACAT CITY--The mayor of this city has administration is envisioning that Mabalacat will become a business-friendly city.
Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales vowed that the city government will launch an effort to make the city a place to start and establish a business in the Metro Clark and Pampanga area.
8 Jul 2016 - Arroyo files bill to increase wages of cops, soldiers
ANGELES CITY--Former president and re-elected Pampanga First District Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has filed a bill that would increase the salaries of policemen and soldiers.
Arroyo said she filed House Bill 304 after President Rodrigo Duterte promised to double the salary of the police officers and military personnel in the drive against corruption, criminality and drugs.
8 Jul 2016 - Notorious drug pusher, cohort die during search operation
PAMPANGA -- A notorious drug pusher and his cohort were gunned down while a police official was wounded during a shootout in Barangay Calulut in City of San Fernando, Monday.
Pampanga police provincial director Senior Supt. Rodolfo Recomono identified those fatalities Jaime Untad alias Bob and Mulong Biliwang, both residents of Northville Resettlement, Barangay Calulut in the said city.
6 Jul 2016 - Arayat village joins rally vs illegal drugs
PAMPANGA -- Cacutud village of this town on Tuesday marched around the municipality to inform and encourage residents to participate in the intensified anti-illegal drug campaign of the local government here headed by Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino.
Led by village Chief Rosendo Dizon, other officials and volunteers here gathered to show their support to Alejandrino's call to suppress the use and trade of prohibited drugs in the municipality.
6 Jul 2016 - Duterte wants AFP to help fight drug elements
CLARK FREEPORT -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte reiterated the other day that he is tapping the Armed Forces of the Philippines to help in the fight against illegal drugs.
"(Former) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her watch raised the level of the drug problem as a national security threat and therefore paving the way for the Air Force, Navy, and Army to help in the campaign," Duterte said during the 69th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
6 Jul 2016 - President Rodrigo R. Duterte reiterated the other day that he is tapping the Armed Forces of the Philippines to help in the fight against illegal drugs.
"(Former) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her watch raised the level of the drug problem as a national security threat. And therefore paving the way for the Air Force, Navy, and Army to help in the campaign," Duterte said during the 69th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
6 Jul 2016 - MDRRMO warns residents of possible cyclones
PAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) here warned Masantoleños to be extra careful of possible cyclones this rainy season.
"I advice them to stay in their houses and if they see a cyclone, they must go to much safer houses and concrete structures," said MDRRMO head Jess Manansala.
6 Jul 2016 - SSS coverage now include PAGASA, PHIVOLCS, EMB job order workers
PAMPANGA -- The Social Security System (SSS) has signed agreements with three national government agencies (NGA) for the coverage of 310 workers hired as job order (JO) or contractual workers of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB).
SSS Professionals Sector Department Manager Noel L. Coyupan said that the signed SSS agreements formalize the inclusion of these JO and contractual workers under the KaltaSSS-Collect Program, which ensures their active SSS membership and eligibility for SSS benefits and loan privileges.
6 Jul 2016 - Groups ask Clark execs to open old Dau gate
CLARK FREEPORT--Various groups in Mabalacat City are asking officials here to open the old Dau gate near the former Cabcom once the P173- million Clark East Perimeter Road is completed.
This was learned from Dau Barangay Chairman Oscar Aurelio, who is also an ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
5 Jul 2016 - Duterte: ‘Transfer fear to criminals’
CLARK FREEPORT -- "We have to remove the fear of our children to criminals and transfer that fear to the criminals."
Thus said President Rodrigo Duterte during the celebration Tuesday, July 5, of the Philippine Air Force’s 69th anniversary here, where he shared his vision to remove fear from the public and to transfer that fear in the hearts of the criminals.
5 Jul 2016 - Santiago administration enhances agenda for next termSantiago administration enhances agenda for next term
PAMPANGA -- With a fresh mandate given by Fernandinos, local officials here headed by City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago are eyeing a "new" San Fernando through an enhanced and comprehensive ten-point agenda.
During the presentation of newly-installed local officials held at the city hall for their first flag ceremony of his second term, Santiago disclosed the improvement of his then 12-point agenda which will bring more consolidated programs to Fernandinos.
5 Jul 2016 - Solon calls for intensified anti-crime drive
PAMPANGA -- Fourth district Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc urged local officials to heed the call of President Rodrigo Duterte in intensifying their campaign against criminalities and illegal drugs in their localities.
Bondoc was earlier sworn in as a member of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan Party and declared support to the administration of Duterte and its legislative agenda.
5 Jul 2016 - Duterte to keynote 69th anniversary of the PAF
CLARK AIR BASE--President Rodrigo R. Duterte will keynote today, July 5, the 69th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at Haribon Hangar, Clark Air Base, Pampanga.
Serving as the highlights of the event are an opener pass of 11 T-41 primary trainer aircrafts and 9 SF-260 basic trainer aircrafts and conferment of awards to outstanding individuals and units.
5 Jul 2016 - CSF welcomes new local officials
PAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando, during the flag raising ceremony on Monday, formally introduced the new set of local officials proclaimed as winners in the May 9 elections.
Unopposed City Mayor Edwin Santiago and Vice Mayor Jaime Lazatin will be joined by ten councilors dominated by Liberal Party bets.
5 Jul 2016 - Central Luzon bags PH national skills tilt overall crown for third time
PAMPANGA -- Central Luzon claimed its third consecutive Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) overall crown after it topped recently the leader board in the 2016 edition with four Gold and four Silver medals.
"PNSC is considered as the Olympics of blue-collar occupations where technical-vocational trainees and trainers, graduates, workers and practitioners meet to showcase their talent and skills in a competitive but friendly setting," Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Regional Director Teodoro Gatchalian said.
4 Jul 2016 - Pakistani terror suspect arrested
SUBIC BAY -- A Pakistani fugitive, Malik Muhammad Sharif alias Sharif Ahma, wanted for terrorism was arrested Saturday night in a joint operation by law enforcers in Subic, according to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente.
“The 39-year old Sharif, who was born in Sialkot, Pakistan, is wanted in Islamabad, Pakistan for double murder, attempted murder, terrorism and rioting. According to the Interpol Red Notice, subject carries a sentence of death penalty in Pakistan,” Morente said.
3 Jul 2016 - Angeles execs laud Duterte's idea to make Clark domestic flights hub
CLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of Angeles City have lauded the idea of President Duterte to make Clark International Airport as hub for domestic flights.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that transferring local flights to Clark airport will solve congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
3 Jul 2016 - Anakpawis condemns latest assault vs Luisita farmers
PAMPANGA -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list condemned the latest incident of assault against farmers of Hacienda Luisita.
Crops were destroyed and a farmer's house was demolished in Barangay Mapalacsiao.
3 Jul 2016 - PELCO-3 restores electricity in Santo Tomas street lights
PAMPANGA -- The Pampanga III Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PELCO-3) started restoring power to the disconnected municipal government-owned street lights here on Friday.
On July 16, the PELCO-3 cut-off power for some 437 streetlights of the seven villages here due to alleged electric bill arrears amounting to P15-million.
3 Jul 2016 - 300 drug suspects surrender in Arayat
PAMPANGA -- At least 300 drug suspects voluntarily surrendered to Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino in Arayat town recently as he vowed to make the town drug-free in a span of 30 days.
This move, Alejandrino said is also in adherence to the call of Governor Lilia "Nanay" Pineda in promoting peace and order in the province and in compliance with the priority of the new national leadership.
2 Jul 2016 - Mayor to ‘cleanse’ Arayat in 30 days
PAMPANGA -- "In 30 days, I will settle the peace and order situation in my town."
Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejendrino said in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's marching order to eradicate the use and trading of illegal drugs in the country.
2 Jul 2016 - Porac to go full speed with projects
PAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz disclosed over the weekend that the Municipal Government of Porac will now go full speed with priority projects that have been “put on hold” after the previous majority bloc in the Municipal Council reportedly “questioned” their budget allocations.
With the change in the composition of the Council after the May polls with Team CD getting the upperhand, Dela Cruz said he now expects the support of local lawmakers in the realization of the projects designed to benefit Poraqueños.
2 Jul 2016 - Wong bares plans for next term
PAMPANGA -- San Simon Mayor Leonora Wong of this town on Friday delivered her state of the municipality address which highlighted her accomplishments in the last three years.
"Change is coming according to President Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte but in San Simon town, we started change in the year of 2010 and we will just enhance that change," Wong said.
2 Jul 2016 - EdPam eyes more projects for Angeleños
ANGELES CITY - Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan will be laying more projects in the city that will ensure the safety of his constituents.
“We will continue what we have done in the past six years and we will definitely make more developments for the next three years for the city and Angeleños,” Pamintuan said.
2 Jul 2016 - Expats to grace Virgen Delos Remedios coronation
PAMPANGA -- Kapampangan devotees from all over the United States will gather at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at 3:00 p.m. of September 25 for the 60th Canonical Coronation Anniversary celebration of Virgen Delos Remedios.
Vidal Aguas, a Kapampangan expatriate in the United States, told that Filipino priests in Southern California are expected to concelebrate in Eucharistic celebration.
1 Jul 2016 - Clark airport on red alert
CLARK FREEPORT--The Clark International Airport (CRK) is now on alert status following the bombing at Istanbul Airport in Turkey on Wednesday that left 36 people dead.
Edgar Guevarra, Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Aviation Security and Police Department (ASPD) manager, advised passengers to arrive on time for their flights at Clark airport to avoid delays and inconvenience.
1 Jul 2016 - Rimpy calls for healing and unification
PAMPANGA -- Amid all the controversies and threats his camp faced during the past elections, Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc now calls for healing and unification among fellow public officials to work for the common good of Kapampangans.
Bondoc made the call during the inaugural rites of Mayor John Sambo of this town, one of his allies who has been allegedly harassed during the campaign season.
1 Jul 2016 - EdPam: Change is coming
CLARK FREEPORT--Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that "change is coming and it is better than ever."
The mayor stated this during his inaugural ceremonies and thanksgiving party at the Ayala Marquee Mall on Thursday and lauded Duterte's platform of change, federalism, drive against illegal drugs and crimes.
1 Jul 2016 - Pampanga areas to experience 5-hour brownout on July 3
PAMPANGA -- Some areas in Pampanga particularly those covered by distribution utilities Pampanga I Electric Cooperative (Pelco-1) and Pampanga Rural Electric Cooperative (Presco) will experience a five-hour interruption on Sunday, July 3 from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon.
This was announced yesterday by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Central Luzon Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz B. Vidal, who said that the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities is due to maintenance works along Mexico-Clark transmission line, and inside Mexico town.
1 Jul 2016 - PRO-3 chief wants random drug testing of local police
PAMPANGA -- As part of the aggressive campaign of the Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) to eradicate the proliferation of illegal drugs, Officer-in-Charge Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino recently bared his plan to conduct random drug testing of officials and members of the Central Luzon police.
Aquino disclosed his plan after the consecutive successful anti-illegal drug operations conducted around the region which is listed as the third highest in arresting persons linked to illegal drugs with some 3,004 apprehended as of press time.
29 Jun 2016 - Rimpy wants nameless factories investigated
PAMPANGA -- Fourth district Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc recently disclosed his plan to have "nameless" factories located along the stretch of Quezon Road in San Simon investigated.
Bondoc raised his concern over the possible illegal activities inside the "sketchy" manufacturing plants allegedly operating without registered business names.
29 Jun 2016 - Suspected drug trader killed in shootout
PAMPANGA -- A suspected notorious drug pusher was killed in a shootout with anti-illegal drug operatives at dawn yesterday at Purok 13, Barangay Sta. Lucia, San Fernando.
The slain suspect was identified as Alvin Bais y Bondoc alias Alvin, a notorious drug-peddler and a resident of said barangay, who shot it out with joint elements from the Pampanga Police Provincial Office-Provincial Intelligence Branch/PAIDSOTG, City of San Fernando police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Police Regional Office III.
29 Jun 2016 - Thousands of devotees join 172-year old fluvial parade
PAMPANGA -- Thousands of devotees and hundreds of boats including some officials from different towns in the province joined the Apalit Apung Iru 172-year old fluvial parade on Tuesday.
Sangguniang Bayan Secretary Glenn Danting said that he started joining the fluvial parade with his brothers when he was about 10 years old.
29 Jun 2016 - Clark supports training center for 'Super Lolas'
CLARK FREEPORT--More efforts to bring additional livelihood opportunities rather than giving alms is now the focus of the various government agencies, including Clark Development Corporation, to†the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the contiguous areas of this Freeport.
This is the intent when the CDC together with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and the Diwata-Women in Resource Development Inc. (DIWATA) recently signed an agreement for the use of the BCDA Group Women's Center facility in Clark. The project aims to train more solar engineers among the women of the indigenous Aeta community or now commonly referred to as "Solar Lolas."
27 Jun 2016 - PRO-3 chief: Magalang shootout not a rub-out
PAMPANGA -- Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) Acting Regional Director Aaron Aquino on Monday stressed that Central Luzon police operatives did not violate human rights and followed the right process on engagement during the Magalang shootout last week where seven suspected members of the notorious Jimboy Santos criminal group were killed.
This, after one Maritess Carreon, live-in partner of alleged syndicate member Reynaldo Domingo, Jr., claimed that the incident was a rub-out.
27 Jun 2016 - CSF eyes greener MacArthur Highway
PAMPANGA -- Local officials in the City of San Fernando planted more than 300 trees along major thoroughfares here as part of the celebration of Philippine Arbor Day on June 25 and in a bid for a "greener" MacArthur Highway.
City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Anele David said that a total of 340 seedlings of dwarf caballeros were planted in service roads along MacArthur Highway in Barangay San Agustin over the weekend.
27 Jun 2016 - Pelco-3: Cooperatives exempted from taxes
PAMPANGA -- The Pampanga III Electric Cooperative or Pelco-3 clarified that cooperatives are "exempted from taxes to a local government unit (LGU)" contrary to claims of the Sto. Tomas Municipal Government that it has to pay an alleged P8-million tax obligations to the LGU.
Pelco-3 officer-in-charge Elizabeth Urbano said that it is stipulated under Presidential Decree 269, Section 39 that "one of the incentives given by the government for cooperatives is the extension from taxes."
27 Jun 2016 - Council hails Pineda over 'exemplary' social development work
PAMPANGA -- Gov. Lilia "Nanay" Pineda was recognized by the Regional Development Council (RDC) for her exemplary job as the chairperson of the Sectoral Committee on Social Development (SCSD).
RDC Chairman and Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado awarded the certificate of recognition to Pineda during the RDC 12th full council meeting held at the National Economic Development Authority Regional Office III (NEDA-R3).
26 Jun 2016 - 2 RIT robbers slain by cops in Angeles
ANGELES City -- Two motorcycle-riding robbers were killed in a shootout with policemen here after midnight yesterday.
Senior Supt. Sidney Villaflor, acting city police director, identified only one of the slain suspects through a release order found inside his pocket as Jay Ayson Cayanan.
26 Jun 2016 - Phivolcs chief: 'Don't panic, prepare for lahar threat'
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum clarified that his statement regarding the lahar threat is not meant to scare people but to let them prepare for any disaster that may occur during the rainy season.
Solidum said earlier that the eruption of Mount Pinatubo is over but the lahar, which is a mixture of water and sediments, has been a lingering threat.
26 Jun 2016 - Heavy rains may cause lahar flows, deep floods
CLARK FREEPORT -- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum revealed that heavy rains that will be brought about by an Ondoy-like typhoon may trigger lahar flows and flooding in Pampanga.
Solidum issued the statement during a briefing with Pampanga-based newsmen belonging to the Capampangan In Media Incorporated (CAMI) at the Bale Balita here on Friday.
25 Jun 2016 - Guv: Make Pampanga drug-free
PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda over the weekend urged all 505 barangays to help the provincial government achieve its goal of a drug-free Pampanga.
The governor, during an emergency meeting, briefed village chiefs on the peace and order campaign of the province.
25 Jun 2016 - San Fernando holds food safety training
PAMPANGA -- The City Health Office of San Fernando recently trained micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) on basic food safety awareness at the Heroes Hall.
The “Food Handler’s Class” is an eight-hour session that discussed the Sanitation Code of the Philippines, personal hygiene, food sanitation, solid waste management in the workplace, pest and vermin control, food-borne and water borne diseases, and public human relations.
25 Jun 2016 - Legarda: Protect Filipino seamen
MABALACAT CITY -- In celebration of the Day of the Seafarers, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for the institution of mechanisms that would provide better protection of the rights and welfare of Filipino sea-based workers.
Legarda stressed the need to implement a strong, consistent legislative agenda for Filipino seafarers to address issues facing the maritime industry at present.
25 Jun 2016 - Vice guv to criminals: Leave Pampanga
PAMPANGA -- Vice Governor Dennis Pineda recently warned suspected criminals to leave Pampanga after two separate shootouts took place in Angeles City and Barangay San Jose in Magalang town, which left seven members of a carnap group dead.
He assured the people of Pampanga that they will not stop hunting for criminals and that the provincial government is in full support to the advocacy of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in decreasing the nation’s alarming crime rate.
25 Jun 2016 - Hotel donates supplies to Minalin schoolchildren
PAMPANGA -- The Hotel Sogo has donated assorted school supplies to the pupils of Minalin Day Care Center.
Mar De Jesus, regional head of Hotel Sogo, said that scores of schoolchildren received bags, notebooks, papers, pencils, and other supplies during the event dubbed “Back to School Program” which is part of the corporate social responsibility of Hotel Sogo Dau and Hotel Sogo Mexico.
24 Jun 2016 - Group welcomes Duterte’s plan to review CARP law
MABALACAT CITY--The Anakpawis Party-list said it welcomes the statement of President-elect Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte to review the expired Republic Act No. 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
The partylist organization said the move will determine if the lives of the farmer-beneficiaries improved or the ands were taken back by the landowners.
24 Jun 2016 - Senior high enrollment reaches 144,044
PAMPANGA -- City of San Fernando, Pampanga--Senior High School (SHS) enrollment in Central Luzon reached 144,044 as of June 24, or 3.16% higher than the projected 139,631 Grade 11 enrollees in public and private senior high schools.
This was based on the DepEd's Learner Information System (LIS) wherein a total of 72,200 SHS students are enrolled in the public school, 70,071 in private schools and 1,773 in SUCs.
24 Jun 2016 - Omeng: Town still has P38M in funds
PAMPANGA -- Santa Ana outgoing Mayor Rommel "Omeng" Concepcion of this town recently disclosed to the public that the municipal government still has standing funds in the amount of P38,849,404.76 dispelling rumors that the town is cash-strapped.
During the recent distribution of educational assistance here, Concepcion presented to the residents the certification from the Land Bank of the Philippines of the remaining P38,849,404.76 savings under the three accounts of the Municipality of Sta. Ana.
23 Jun 2016 - MVP Prefers Clark as disaster hub
CLARK FREEPORT--Tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan said he still prefers Clark as the national center for disaster operations and rehabilitation.
Pangilinan said he finds Clark Freeport to be the ideal location for the National Operations Center (NOC) because of its high elevation and geographical attributes.
23 Jun 2016 - Tanjuatco lauds China's offer to build Clark-Manila railway
CLARK FREEPORT --- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco III has described the offer of China to construct a railway system from Manila to Clark as a "positive sign."
Tanjuatco said "it's a welcome development. Any plan to improve the connectivity between Manila and Clark is always a positive sign for the development of Clark International Airport (CRK)."
23 Jun 2016 - PHO hosts training on child injury prevention
PAMPANGA -- Provincial Health Office (PHO) conducted a two-day training program on child injury prevention and control at Benigno Hall, Capitol Compound recently.
This is in line with the observance of the National Safety Month.
23 Jun 2016 - 3 suspected pushers nabbed in buy-bust
PAMPANGA -- Three suspected illegal drug pushers were nabbed in a buy-bust operation conducted recently in Barangay Quebiawan, San Fernando recently.
The suspects were identified as Aldrin Rivera, AJ Rivera and Liezel Pelayo, all are residents of the said barangay.
22 Jun 2016 - Mayor demands Pelco-3's payment of tax obligations
PAMPANGA -- Sto Tomas mayor Joselito Naguit yesterday publicly denounced the actions of Pampanga III Electronic Cooperative (Pelco-3) in the recent cutting off of the power supply of government buildings and streetlights on alleged debts of the town adding that it should be the power utility who should settle its tax obligations with the municipal government.
Naguit said that they estimate Pelco-3's tax obligations to more than P8 million.
22 Jun 2016 - CDC conducts surgery on century-old trees
CLARK FREEPORT--The environment office of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has conducted "tree surgery" to protect century-old trees inside this Freeport.
In its report, officials of the Environmental Permits Department (EPD) of CDC stated that they have reinforced trees with steel bars to save decaying old trees.
22 Jun 2016 - Angeles City execs welcome China offer to build Clark-Manila railway
ANGELES CITY--City officials here said they welcome China's offer to build the Clark Manila railway.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said the Scarborough issue should not be discussed and that China should build railways in the entire country to spur development in the countryside.
22 Jun 2016 - Mayor pushes plans to make city biker-friendly
PAMPANGA -- City of San Fernando--Mayor Edwin Santiago over the weekend said that his administration will intensify its promotion of the use of bicycle as a means of transportation to keep the air clean and make San Fernando a biker-friendly-city.
This was stated during a cycling caravan sponsored by the LGU last June 19 which was participated by hundreds bike enthusiasts coming from the city and nearby areas.
22 Jun 2016 - PRO3 holds earthquake drill
PAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) Wednesday joined in the observance of the 2nd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill.
Officer-In-Charge of PRO3 Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino said that the earthquake drill/simulation aims to help prepare PNP personnel and other employees inside the camp on how to respond in case of an earthquake situation.
21 Jun 2016 - Builder charged for tax evasion
PAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed a criminal complaint with the Department of Justice against Ricardo Tayag III for alleged Willful Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax, and Deliberate Failure to Supply Correct and Accurate Information in his Income Tax Return (ITR) and Value Added Tax (VAT) Return for taxable year 2013, in violation of Sections 254 and 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Tax Code).
Tayag is the owner of R.P. Tayag Builders with business address at 2-9 Pandan Magalang Road, Salapungan, Angeles City. He is engaged in the construction of residential houses and buildings.
21 Jun 2016 - Slain Jimboy group members identified
ANGELES CITY -- Police officially identified the members of a notorious crime syndicate who were slain in a shootout that transpired on Monday at the boundary of Angeles City and Magalang town.
The fatalities were identified as part of the Jimboy Santos crime group who are allegedly involved in car theft, kidnapping, robbery-hold up and highway robbery.
21 Jun 2016 - Mabalacat City to send lone delegate to World Youth Day
MABALACAT CITY -- The city is sending its lone delegate to the 30th World Youth Day which will be held in Krakow, Poland on July 25 to 31.
Daryl Quioc, 21, will be joining millions of youth to the international Catholic event themed “Blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy” ((Matthew 5:7).
21 Jun 2016 - Minalin outgoing vice mayor to go back to lawyering
PAMPANGA -- Former Vice-Mayor Querolico Daag, who sought the mayoral post in the last elections and lost to incumbent Mayor Edgar Flores, said he will go back to private life and continue his practice as a lawyer.
"Of course, I will go back to work as a lawyer and to private life, but the service to the people will still continue," he said.
21 Jun 2016 - Volunteers ready to wage war versus crimes, drugs
ANGELES CITY -- Members of the newly-formed Balibago Peacekeeping Operations and Surveillance Group (BPOSG) have started waging war against illegal drugs and all forms of criminality.
The volunteers --including Bantay Bayan members, purok leaders, motorcycle club riders, and others – recently completed various courses on surveillance, investigation, crime prevention, illegal drugs and other topics.
20 Jun 2016 - DFA to roll out new global online appointment system
PAMPANGA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced the system-up schedule of the APO Online Appointment System for E-passport applications to provide better and more efficient consular services to the public in a most responsive and effective way.
The new global online appointment system will be rolled out on June 24, 2016 where 20 DFA regional consular offices, including RCO Pampanga will "go live."
18 Jun 2016 - Trader asks Duterte to develop regions
ANGELES CITY -- A businessman has urged President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to develop the regions as part of the decongestion of Metro Manila.
Rene Romero, vice chairman of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Incorporated (PamCham), said countryside development will prevent the migration of people from the provinces to the metropolis.
18 Jun 2016 - CL residents urged to join nationwide earthquake drill
PAMPANGA -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) is enjoining residents of Central Luzon to actively participate in the Second National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) scheduled on June 22 at 9:00 a.m.
Office of Civil Defense Regional Director and RDRRMC 3 Chair Josefina Timoteo said “Through your commitment and cooperation, we can make our region a resilient and prepared community. So what are you waiting for? Come and join us! Shout-out your commitment and let us do the Duck-Cover-Hold technique on Wednesday.”
18 Jun 2016 - Cebu Pacific joins Unicef’s food program for children
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Cebu Pacific (CEB) has participated in the food program of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).
Now, flying with Cebu Pacific will not only take travelers to the best destinations here and abroad, it will also bring much-needed health and nutrition to infants and young children.
18 Jun 2016 - San Fernando prepares for rainy season
PAMPANGA -- The City Government here recently purchased a hydraulic excavator backhoe on barge in preparation for the rainy season.
The equipment, which was inaugurated Friday at the Mapalad Creek in Barangay San Nicolas through the initiative of the City Engineer’s Office in line with their River Management Program, will be used in dredging and desilting river channels surrounding the city.
18 Jun 2016 - DOE cites partners in Euro 4 Fuel Eco Run 2016
PAMPANGA -- The Department of Energy, through its Energy Utilization Management Bureau, recognized recently partner vehicle manufacturers that contributed to the success of the Euro 4 Fuel Eco Run 2016.
Sponsored by Petron Corporation, the May 27 run covered a distance of 280 kilometers from the Petron Service Station inside Clark Freeport to Urdaneta, Pangasinan via the Subic-Clark-Tarlac and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressways.
17 Jun 2016 - 8 Mabalacat teachers commended
MABALACAT CITY--The Department of Education Region III (DepEd-3) recently commended eight elementary school teachers here for “developing and nurturing” a pupil with autism.
Dr. Irelyn P. Tamayo, head of the City Schools Division of Mabalacat (CSDM), said that their office received the commendation letter from DepEd-3 Director Malcom S. Garma.
17 Jun 2016 - Megaworld allots P180-B for township projects
PAMPANGA -- Property developer Megaworld has stated that it will be spending around P180 billion in the next 10 years to implement its township projects in various provinces across the country.
The firm is expanding its development portfolio in the provinces as opportunities for economic growth look brighter and bigger outside of Metro Manila.
17 Jun 2016 - Pampanga fetes Pinatubo heroes
PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga, together with the Mt. Pinatubo Executive Committee, on Wednesday recognized individuals and groups who shared their efforts to rebuild the province from the devastation wrought by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991.
Led by Governor Lilia Pineda, Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda and Pinatubo Committee Chairman Levy P. Laus, the "Pinatubo heroes" were feted for their invaluable contribution to help Pampanga rise from the ashes of the world's second worst eruption of the 20th century.
17 Jun 2016 - Duterte asked to transfer domestic flights to CRK
ANGELES CITY--Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has asked incoming President Rodrgigo Duterte to transfer regional and domestic flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Clark International Airport (CRK).
Pamintuan said that he, together with his chief of staff Alexander Cauguiran, who is a former vice president of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), discussed the development of Clark airport with Duterte during their recent visit in Davao.
17 Jun 2016 - Sun.Star Pampanga finalist in 2015 Civic Journalism Community Press Awards
PAMPANGA -- Sun.Star Pampanga, the only daily community newspaper in Central Luzon is a finalist in the 2015 Civic Journalism Community Press Awards of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI).
The first ever feat sees Sun.Star Pampanga vying for the top spots in editing, photojournalism, editorial page, business and economic reporting, environmental reporting, reporting on history, arts and culture, and fisheries.
17 Jun 2016 - Candaba gets P1.5-million worth of negokarts
PAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday turned-over the P1.5-million check to the local government here for the Negosyo sa Kariton (NegoKart) project.
DOLE-Pampanga Field Office Head Arlene Tolentino awarded the check to outgoing Mayor Rene Maglanque which was witnessed by the intended recipients.
15 Jun 2016 - Pamintuan: Angeles City rose from the ashes
ANGELES CITY--No man-made or natural disaster can break the spirit of the Angelenos.
This was how Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan described his people who bounced back after the deadly and destructive eruptions of Mount Pinatubo 25 years ago.
15 Jun 2016 - Arayat Mayor worried over slow construction of Cupang dike
PAMPANGA -- Re-elected Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino of this town recently expressed his worries over the slow rehabilitation of the Cupang section of the Apalit-Arayat Setback levee facilitated by the Department of Public Works and Highways Region III (DPWH-3).
Earlier, the DPWH-3 has released a P45-million fund for the reconstruction of the slope protection of the damaged portion of the setback levee in Barangay Cupang which stands as the second line of defense of the province besides Arnedo dike.
15 Jun 2016 - 1 Central Luzon firms choose renewable energy
CLARK FREEPORT--The Aboitiz Power Corporation has announced that it is supporting eleven of the biggest companies in Central Luzon which are choosing renewable energy to support their respective operations.
Aboitiz Power Corp., through its subsidiary AdventEnergy welcomed its eleven newest customers from Central Luzon under the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) regime.
15 Jun 2016 - Medical center sets free prostate exam
CLARK FREEPORT--The Medical City Clark, in cooperation with the Philippine Urological Association Incorporated, has set a free digital rectal and prostate examination on June 18.
The project, which is open to men 40 years old and above, is in line with the observance of the Prostate Health Awareness Month, officials of the TMC Clark said.
15 Jun 2016 - Provincial Blood Council collects 140 blood bags
PAMPANGA -- In line with the celebration of World Blood Donor Day, the Provincial Blood Council of Pampanga has collected 140 units of fresh blood in a bloodletting activity held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center (BZGCC) Tuesday.
Members of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire Protection and civilians who regularly donate blood participated in the activity.
14 Jun 2016 - BCDA sets completion of Clark Green City access road on July 15
CLARK FREEPORT--The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has announced that 19.4-kilometer access road of Clark Green City will be completed by July 15.
Arnel Paciano Casanova, BCDA president and chief executive officer, said that the construction of the access road project is in full blast and is currently 60 percent complete.
13 Jun 2016 - Gov on 25th Pinatubo eruption anniversary: Never forget
PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda yesterday urged Kapampangans to never forget the valuable lessons from the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and how the destructive forces of the subsequent lahar flows have proven the indomitable courage and resiliency of the Kapampangan spirit.
"The lessons of those years and the values that we have learned must never be forgotten. They should be kept alive for future generations to learn from," Governor Pineda said.
13 Jun 2016 - NGCP working on CSF request for relocation of posts
PAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines or NGCP yesterday stressed that their management is closely working on the request of the local government unit of San Fernando to move the 20 electric posts currently standing in the middle of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue in this city.
This, after city Councilor Celestino “Tino" Dizon expressed his plans to file a complaint against the power corporation due to their alleged negligence on their motion which has been raised on as early as 2013.
12 Jun 2016 - Dong visits, thanks Arroyo
PAMPANGA -- Third District Representative-elect Aurelio “Dong" Gonzales Jr. visited former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City over the weekend as he thanked the latter for all her support through the years.
"I owe a lot to Madam GMA, my district owes her a great deal for all her support in the past years," Gonzales said.
12 Jun 2016 - Kapampangans get glimpse of ancient Philippine gold, jewelry tradition
PAMPANGA -- The celebration of the 118th anniversary of independence yesterday took a more cultural approach as National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showcased exact replicas of the country’s ancient gold collection at a city mall.
The exhibit of pre-Hispanic gold and jewelry heritage titled Ginto: A Golden Heritage displays ancient gold ornaments crafted by early Filipinos from 700 to 1,200 years ago.
12 Jun 2016 - PLDT, Smart fire up 3 700 MHz cell sites
CLARK FREEPORT--PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications (Smart) has fired up its first batch of three LTE (Long-Term Evolution) cell sites using the 700-megahertz (MHz) spectrum, and has posted peak download speeds of up to 222 mbps in one of those sites using LTE-Advanced with Carrier Aggregation.
The three Smart cell sites fired up with 700 MHz are in Tanay, Rizal; Matina, Davao City; and Manggahan area in Pasig City, where peak download speeds of 101 Mbps were attained on a single-band, 700-MHz LTE set-up.
11 Jun 2016 - DFA exec to lead 2016 Independence Day rites at Pamintuan Mansion
ANGELES CITY -- Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario will lead the 118th Independence Day rites today at Pamintuan Mansion.
“Event starts with a parade from Museo ning Angeles which is near the Holy Rosary Parish. Participants shall consist of students, teachers, boy scouts, government employees, policemen, firefighters, soldiers, and representatives from the private sector,” the City Information Office (CIO) said.
11 Jun 2016 - Kapampangans to celebrate spirit of resiliency, recovery
PAMPANGA -- Twenty five years after the devastation wrought by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption, Pampanga will not only commemorate the June 15 catastrophe and its aftermath, but more importantly, Kapampangans will celebrate the spirit of resiliency, determination and unity that led to the province’s impressive recovery.
According to Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga head Arwin Lingat, the event is a commemoration of the disaster that devastated Pampanga and a celebration of the resiliency of the Kapampangans in overcoming any form of adversity.
11 Jun 2016 - Pampanga, Japan prefecture plan sisterhood pact on agri-business
CLARK FREEPORT -- The provincial government of Pampanga and Yamanashi Prefecture Ichikawamisato in Japan through the Pampanga State Agricultural University and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) plan to formalize a sisterhood accord for the planting of Mulberry Tree and other agricultural business in the province.
The delegation from Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan was headed by Han Sung Min, president of Kuwanosato, Inc Shigeru Kanemaru and Hisashi Tatsuzawa of ALPS Inc.,Yoshino Harunobu, Fuki Takehiro of Task Co. Ltd., In Uk Bak of Pines International Academy while the provincial government was represented by Governor Lilia Pineda, Board Member Crisostomo Garbo and some department heads and Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) president Honorio M. Soriano, Jr., Dr. Rogelio D. Cosio, Dr. Norman G. De Jesus and Dr. Ernesto D. Supan.
11 Jun 2016 - Legarda: Build a pollution-free nation
CLARK FREEPORT -- As the nation celebrates 118 years of independence from colonial rule on June 12, Senator Loren Legarda called for unity in building a pollution-free environment.
“We celebrate our Independence Day commemorating the sacrifices made by our heroes who laid down their lives to break free from the clutches of oppression, But while we are a sovereign nation, we continue to live in a polluted environment that has trapped us in a cycle of disaster vulnerability and poverty,” said Legarda.
11 Jun 2016 - BPO execs eye Clark call center hub
CLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of a newly inaugurated business process outsourcing (BPO) located at the technology hub building of SM City Clark said that they see Clark as a potential area for their expansion program.
Annie Pineda, vice president of Motif Incorporated outsourcing firm, said that they picked Clark as their fourth global delivery center because they believe in the skills and ingenuity of the Kapampangans.
11 Jun 2016 - Construction of Clark Green City roads now full blast
CLARK FREEPORT -- The state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said that the construction of the 19.4-km Clark Green City access road project is now full blast and is 60 percent complete.
“The bulldozers are on full throttle and we are on track in building the country’s first smart, green and disaster-resilient metropolis,” BCDA president and CEO Arnel Paciano D. Casanova said.
11 Jun 2016 - MAO to adjust planting calendar of crops
PAMPANGA -- The San Simon Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) here said Friday that they would adjust their planting calendar to avoid waste on crops production as the La Niña phenomenon is expected to hit the country this year.
Following the onslaught of El Niño phenomenon this year, reports said that the country might be experiencing La Niña a few months from now.
11 Jun 2016 - Woman killed in motorcycle mishap
PAMPANGA -- A 21-year-old woman died on Friday evening after being hit by a motorcycle in Barangay Sto. Niño, San Simon.
The victim identified as Cindy Rosales, a resident of the said barangay, was accidentally hit around 8:30 p.m. by a motorcycle driven by John Azily Valderama, 23, resident of Barangay Cansinala, Apalit town.
10 Jun 2016 - Air Force adopts Angeles school
ANGELES CITY--Major units of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) in Clark Freeport conducted an outreach program at a primary school at the Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) resettlement center in line with their 69th founding anniversary on July 5.
The feeding program and gift-giving, which benefitted elementary pupils and faculty members, was jointly conducted by the six major PAF units led by the 600th ABW.
10 Jun 2016 - Minalin council approves 'No Bible verse, no permit' law for PUVs
PAMPANGA -- Passengers and commuters in this fourth district town will no longer be greeted with "Basta driver, sweet lover," "god knows Judas not pay," "Barya lang po sa umaga" as the municipal council passed on third and final reading what stakeholders here branded as a “unique" law that requires such quotes to be replaced with Bible verses.
The "No Bible Verse, No Permit" ordinance, which also earned the nod of public utility vehicle drivers and operators of jeepneys and tricycles, was approved by the council on last June 8 after a public hearing on June 1.
10 Jun 2016 - CSF mulls complaint vs NGCP
PAMPANGA -- The San Fernando city government here is contemplating on filing a complaint against the National Grid Power Corporation of the Philippines or NGCP for allegedly neglecting the administration's appeal to move the electric posts currently located in the middle of Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) here.
This was disclosed by city Councilor Celestino "Tino" Dizon, in-charge of the project, who expressed concern over the risks posed by the electric posts.
10 Jun 2016 - Construction of holding area for rescued children pushed
MABALACAT CITY--A village chief in this city has pushed for the construction of a holding area for children who will be rescued in line with the impending implementation of curfew on minors.
Dr. Oscar Aurelio, chairman of Barangay Dau, said that the city social welfare office is mandated to receive rescued kids.
10 Jun 2016 - Capitol to create Pampanga Bay desilting team
PAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga is eyeing the formation of a multipartite monitoring team (MMT) for the proposed desilting and dredging project along Pampanga Bay and Pasac River.
According to Arthur Punsalan, head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO), the MMT is part of the condition in the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) to the provincial government and the Buildnet Construction Inc., the private partner for the desilting and dredging project.
10 Jun 2016 - Mexico ex-village chief shot dead
PAMPANGA -- A former village chief in this municipality was shot dead recently by still unidentified suspects.
The victim identified as Rodrigo Andan, former chairman of Barangay Acli here, was shot by two suspects on board a red Honda TMX at Barangay Calulut in the City of San Fernando.
9 Jun 2016 - DepEd extends SHS enrollment in Pampanga
PAMPANGA -- Incoming Grade 11 students in public Senior High Schools (SHS) are given until June 30 to enroll in their chosen school as the Department of Education Regional Office III (DepEd-3) announced the extension of the SHS enrollment in Central Luzon.
This move seeks to ensure that the projected enrollment for public SHS students will be realized. As of the first enrollment deadline last June 3, only 57,637 out of the 100,333 or 57.6 percent of projected Grade 11 enrollees have registered.
9 Jun 2016 - Apu Ceto urges faithful: Pray for Duterte
PAMPANGA -- Amid the rants of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte against the Catholic Church and some of its bishops, San Fernando Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto on Wednesday urged the faithful to "pray for him to stand by the truth, pursue common good and uplift the dignity of Filipinos."
Aniceto, the feisty pro-life prelate now retired but still active with his mission and advocacies, said the incoming president is "in a complicated situation that needs guidance and prayers."
9 Jun 2016 - Hizon calls for witnesses on supporters' shooting incident
PAMPANGA -- Re-elected Bacolor Mayor Jose Mari "Jomar" Hizon yesterday appealed to possible witnesses on the shooting incidents experienced by some of his supporters during the election season to appear and help them bring justice to the victims by helping them identify the suspects.
During the heat of election season, the houses of Eugene Yumul and Normando David, both alleged Hizon leader and supporter respectively, were strafed by unidentified suspects riding a silver Toyota Vios and a motorcycle.
9 Jun 2016 - Central Luzon population now at 11.22M
PAMPANGA -- The population of Central Luzon has reached 11.22 million, according to the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).
It is higher by over a million since the previous POPCEN in 2010 and the region remains the third largest nationwide after Calabarzon and Metro Manila.
8 Jun 2016 - Recall landslide warning, Alejandrino tells MGB
PAMPANGA -- Re-elected Arayat Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino yesterday urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region III (MGB-3) to recall their recommendation in declaring Barangay San Juan Baño a landslide danger zone.
MGB-3 Supervising Geologist Clarissa Villanueva earlier reiterated their suggestion to declare the area as a "no habitation, no build up" zone following the landslide activity on 2009 which killed 12 people.
8 Jun 2016 - Boking to Filinvest: Re-hire displaced Mimosa workersBoking to Filinvest: Re-hire displaced Mimosa workers
MABALACAT CITY--Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales of this city has appealed to the Gotianun family's Filinvest Group that took over the management and operation of the 202-hectare Mimosa Leisure Estate from the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to reconsider hiring some 455 displaced workers.
The 455-strong members of the Association of Clark Mimosa Employees (ACME) have already received their full benefits from the state-run CDC after an arduous court battle.
8 Jun 2016 - After 30 years, PH's ecclesiastical artist graduates from college
PAMPANGA -- Some thirty years ago, a cash strapped and love-stricken Willy Layug dropped out of his collage course at the University of Santo Tomas to live a quiet life with his wife and pursue his dream of becoming a wood carver in Guagua town's Betis District.
The story of his life from that point has become part of contemporary history. It was a long and bitter struggle towards success. He would later become the first-ever Kapampangan wood carver to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit for Ecclesiastical Art by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and recently honored by the Roman Catholic Church with the "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" (For the Church and the Pope) or "Cross of Honor" medal--the highest medal that can be awarded by the Papacy.
8 Jun 2016 - BIR closes Santo Tomas shop for P775k tax liability
PAMPANGA -- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) Regional Director Jethro Sabariaga yesterday led the team that implemented the closure of Matitu Enterprises, a hardware shop, for value added tax (VAT) liability amounting to P775,470.
Sabariaga led the team as they implemented the closure order under the BIR's Oplan Kandado program. The said establishment, owned by one Joseph Matitu, attempted to "evade payment of taxes by not complying with the registration requirements set forth by the National Revenue Code of 1997."
8 Jun 2016 - Transgender killed and stuffed inside luggage
MABALACAT CITY -- A Chinese national has been arrested for killing a Pinay transgender whose body was found inside a luggage in Bacoor, Cavite.
The suspect was in a relationship with the victim from Mabalacat and admitted that he killed her but he said he regrrets it.
7 Jun 2016 - Even with no recorded landslides: MGB insists town city susceptible
PAMPANGA -- Despite no recorded landslides in the City of Mabalacant and Porac town, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region III (MGB-3) yesterday insisted that the two areas are "still susceptible to landslides."
On Tuesday, officials and stakeholders from Mabalacat City raised howlers and asked the MGB to clarify its statements regarding the city's being prone to landslides, as it is not "hilly or mountainous" and far from the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges, as MGB Supervising Geologist Clarissa Villanueva disclosed a recent briefing where she noted that landslides may occur in the two areas if heavy rains fall continuously or for a prolonged period of time.
7 Jun 2016 - CSF records 30% increase in dengue cases
PAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando has already recorded 252 cases of dengue or a 30 percent increase from the 195 cases in the same period last year.
According to Dra. Renely Tungol, City Health Office Dengue Coordinator, the number of cases are rising even before the rainy season starts where dengue usually abounds.
7 Jun 2016 - NLEx Mabalacat widening to be completed by October
MABALACAT CITY--An official of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) said that the widening of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Mabalacat Segment 3, which is expected to ease traffic congestion in the locality, is in full swing and will be completed by October.
Robbie Tanada, MNTC Assistant Vice President for Government Relations, said this during a project presentation at the Sangguniang Panlungsod here on Monday.
7 Jun 2016 - 20 OFW returnees start anew with P200k NRCO aid
PAMPANGA -- Some 20 OFW-returnees can now start anew, thanks to a P200,000 livelihood assistance made possible through the Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) Assist-WELL Program.
The Assist WELL Program, which stands for Welfare, Employment, Legal, and Livelihood, is a package of reintegration assistance or services for repatriated OFWs.Some 20 OFW-returnees can now start anew, thanks to a P200,000 livelihood assistance made possible through the Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) Assist-WELL Program.
6 Jun 2016 - 2 towns, 1 city identified as landslide prone areas
PAMPANGA -- As La Niña threatens the region expectedly by year-end, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Mines and Geosciences Bureau III (MGB-3) identified the landslide prone areas in Pampanga as part of early warning moves.
The MGB is the agency responsible in mapping the geophysical aspect of the country and which identifies areas prone to earthquake, tsunami, landslide and flooding.
6 Jun 2016 - DTI intensifies monitoring prices of basic goods before rainy season
PAMPANGA -- The Department of Trade and Industry Central Luzon (DTI-3) is closely monitoring the prices of basic goods and prime commodities as the rainy season sets in.
The DTI is currently monitoring prices of canned goods, instant noodles, bottled water, candles, processed milk, bread, processed pork and beef, flour, soap and condiments.
6 Jun 2016 - CSF, TESDA ink pact for skills trainings
PAMPANGA -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the City Government of San Fernando recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in the implementation of Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB)-funded projects.
With this, skills trainings on Construction (Carpentry NC II), Metals and Engineering (SMAW NC I) and Tourism (Cake Making leading to Bread and Pastry Production NC II) shall open to public.
6 Jun 2016 - MAO: El Niño caused low crop production
PAMPANGA -- The Minalin Municipal Agricultural Office (MAO) said yesterday that the El Niño phenomenon caused low crop production and harvest of farmers in the town.
MAO head Edna Manlapaz said that rice and vegetable crops of some farmers were reportedly damaged.
5 Jun 2016 - Cayetano: Get used to Duterte’s style
ANGELES CITY -- Senator Alan Cayetano said the media and the people should get used to how President-elect Rodrigo Duterte communicates his thoughts to avoid problems.
If you will get used to it, we can avoid miscommunication,” he said.
5 Jun 2016 - 2 Mayors-elect to support Duterte's advocacies
PAMPANGA -- Two recently elected mayors said they will support President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in his advocacies.
Apalit mayor-elect Peter Nucom, from Nationalist People's Coalition, said that he will support Duterte's advocacies as long as it would benefit the people.
4 Jun 2016 - DTI denies raps over deformed steel bars
PAMPANGA -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Central Luzon denied Saturday the allegations of the Philippine Iron and Steel Institute (PISI) that it allegedly issued provisional and conditional import commodity clearance over imported deformed steel bars.
DTI Regional Director Judith Angeles brushed off the allegations as "baseless, malicious and incriminating in nature", saying Zambales Provincial Director Leonila Baluyut had acted within the mandate and bounds of the law, rules and regulations being implemented by the DTI.
4 Jun 2016 - Guv distributes 700 food packs to Aeta families
PAMPANGA -- Some 700 Aeta families from the upland villages of Nabuclod and Camachile, this town received food packs from the provincial government led by Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday.
Pineda, together with board member Rosve Henson personally facilitated the distribution to the beneficiaries.
4 Jun 2016 - Air Force units adopt Mabalacat orphanage
CLARK FREEPORT -- Six major units of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) stationed in this Freeport conducted an outreach program by adopting the Send the Light Foundation orphanage located in Barangay Dapdap at the nearby town of Mabalacat City.
Lieutenant Julimar Romero, public information officer of the PAF 600th Air Base Wing, said that activity is in line with the PAF's 69th founding anniversary on July 5, 2016.
4 Jun 2016 - Police bust Olongapo global sextortion ring
SUBIC BAY -- The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) busted what is believed to be a global "sextortion ring" in Olongapo City after the arrest of 28 persons, one of them a woman, engaged in ceybersex operations Saturday.
PNP–ACG director Senior Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said the 28 individuals were found engaged in the business of selling pornographic materials or pornographic website links to their clients abroad and later duping them into exposing themselves in front of webcams.
3 Jun 2016 - PPC: Duterte should clarify stand on media
PAMPANGA -- Press Club (PPC) president Diosdado "Deng" Pangilinan yesterday said that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte should clarify his stand on media killings and his statements regarding the assassination of corrupt journalists.
On Wednesday, various media organizations and groups led by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) scored Duterte for his "crass" pronouncement that most journalists who were killed are corrupt.
3 Jun 2016 - Pamintuan back from Apec forum in China
ANGELES CITY--Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has returned from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) High-Level Urbanization Forum 2016 held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China last June 2 and 3.
The forum, hosted by the China National Development and Reform Commission, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is aimed at exploring opportunities for cooperation, promoting trade and investment, creating jobs, safeguarding social equality, with a view to achieving people-oriented urbanization and inclusive growth.
3 Jun 2016 - Robredo thanks Kapampangans for support
PAMPANGA -- Vice President-elect Leni Robredo on Thursday thanked Kapampangans for their support as she added that she is excited for the challenges that her new position would entail.
The Vice President-elect said that her team is now in coordination with outgoing Vice-President Jejomar Binay to make the transition to the post smooth.
3 Jun 2016 - Apalit town prepares for annual fluvial parade
PAMPANGA -- The local government unit (LGU) is now preparing for the annual fluvial parade slated on June 28 to 30.
Mayor-elect Peter Nucom said that the LGU, the police, and rescuers are now getting ready for the programs to be conducted in the 172-year old yearly religious tradition in honor of this town's patron Saint Peter.
3 Jun 2016 - Lazatin to push Clark airport development
CLARK FREEPORT--Congressman-elect Carmelo "Jonjon" Lazatin has vowed to push for the development of Clark International Airport (CRK) as the country's premier gateway.
Lazatin who defeated Congressman Joseller "Yeng" Guiao in the recent congressional race for the first district of Pampanga, said the full development and utilization of Clark airport will create more jobs for the people in the entire Central Luzon and other parts of the country.
3 Jun 2016 - Mabalacat senior high ready
MABALACAT CITY - The infrastructure and human resources needed for the proper implementation of the new Senior High School (SHS) level in this component city are now ready.
This was disclosed by City Schools Division of Mabalacat (CSDM) officer-in-charge Superintendent Dr. Irelyn Tamayo who said that classrooms and teachers are ready to accommodate some 4,887 students expected to enroll as senior high school for school year 2016-2017.
2 Jun 2016 - 2 businesswomen face tax raps
PAMPANGA -- THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed a case with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the owners of two fuel filling stations in Magalang town and Angeles City for their failure to declare their Income Tax Return (ITR) correctly.
BIR Revenue Region IV Director Jethro Sabariaga confirmed that a criminal complaint was filed against Arleen San Miguel Lansangan, owner and operator of Cutud Fuel Filling Station which is located at Magalang Road, Barangay Cutud, Angeles City, for a P72 million tax evasion case.
2 Jun 2016 - Lazatin vows to work with Governor
CLARK FREEPORT--Congressman-elect Carmelo 'Jonjon' Lazatin has vowed to work with Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda particularly on the health programs for residents of the province's first congressional district.
The incoming representative issued the statement during the Pampanga Press Club (PPC) monthly media forum dubbed Talk Widus at Widus Hotel and Casino last Wednesday.
2 Jun 2016 - More than 11,300 jobs up in CL Kalayaan job fairs
PAMPANGA -- Some 11,373 jobs await jobseekers in this year's region-wide Kalayaan 2016 Job Fairs in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday.
Of the total job vacancies solicited, around 5,955 will be available for local employment from 142 participating companies from various industries and 30 government plantilla positions.
2 Jun 2016 - La Niña to hit Central Luzon before year-end
PAMPANGA -- After the destructive El Niño phenomenon in Central Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is now preparing for the expected onslaught of La Niña before the end of the year.
La Niña is the opposite of El Niño and is characterized by above normal rainfall, strong monsoon activity, and formation of more tropical cyclones.
2 Jun 2016 - CIAC records 8% passenger increase
CLARK FREEPORT--More passengers flew in and out of Clark International Airport (CRK) during the first four months of 2016 compared to the same period last year.
This was learned from Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio Tanjuatco III who bared statistics showing that 316,656 passengers used CRK from January to April this year compared to 292,659 passengers during the same period in 2015.
1 Jun 2016 - Pamintuan to attend APEC forum in China
ANGELES CITY--Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) High-Level Urbanization Forum 2016 set to be held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China on June 2 and 3.
The forum, hosted by the China National Development and Reform Commission, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is aimed at exploring opportunities for cooperation, promoting trade and investment, creating jobs, safeguarding social equality, with a view to achieving people-oriented urbanization and inclusive growth.
1 Jun 2016 - New PRO-3 chief to watch over cops' illegal activities
PAMPANGA -- Newly-installed Police Regional Office III (PRO-3) Officer-in-Charge Aaron Aquino on Monday vowed to scrap all illegal activities committed by his fellow policemen during his stay in the office.
Aquino, who formerly headed the police force of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City, said he wants to strengthen the counter-intelligence against policemen who abuse power.
1 Jun 2016 - Exec: No more discrimination vs Aetas
CLARK FREEPORT--Indigenous people particularly the Aetas should feel that they belong to the mainstream of the Filipino society.
This were the words Sonny Dobles, an environmentalist and leader of Nagkakaisang Guardians, after the Asian Sports Apparel Philippines Incoporated (AsaPhil) conducted its very first job fair in San Martin, an Aeta village in the town of Bamban, Tarlac province last May 20, 2016.
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