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29 Jul 2014 - 2 robbers slain; 2 policemen arrested in Angeles encounterANGELES CITY -- Motorcycle riding criminals were killed while two of their cohort-policemen were arrested during a brief encounter at Marisol Subdivision, Angeles City, on Monday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the fatalities as Crisanto Francisco and Chris Neil Pineda, both residents of Northville, Barangay Cutud, Angeles City.
29 Jul 2014 - Comelec junks case vs village chiefANGELES CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has dismissed a disqualification case filed against Rodelio "Tony" Mamac, incumbent chairman of Barangay Balibago here.
In its resolution dated July 8, 2014, the Comelec First Division stated that the petition of former city councilor Alfie Bonifacio, who opposed Mamac in the barangay chairmanship, was filed beyond the reglementary period as provided by Rules 23 and 25 of the commission’s rules and procedures.
29 Jul 2014 - Pampanga vice mayors get outstanding legislator awardsPAMPANGA -- San Fernando's Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin and Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting were among the awardees of the Outstanding Local Legislator Award (OLLA) for 2014 at the New World Hotel in Makati on Tuesday.
The award was presented by Superbrand Marketing International (SMI).
29 Jul 2014 - Pamintuan vows crackdown vs highway robberyANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said he has directed law enforcement agencies in the city to work against criminal elements engaged in highway robbery.
Pamintuan issued that statement during the culminating activity of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team seminar at SM City Clark on Tuesday.
29 Jul 2014 - Dad, daughter found dead along Mega DikePAMPANGA -- A father and daughter believed kidnapped were found dead along the Mega Dike road in Barangay Del Rosario, City of San Fernando, on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police provincial director, identified the victims as Ponciano Espiritu, 70, and his daughter Agnes, 37, both of Barangay Del Rosario, City of San Fernando.
28 Jul 2014 - 100 millionth baby born in Arayat townPAMPANGA -- Atayat saw to the birth of the symbolic 100 millionth Kapampangan baby who was born at 12:40 a.m. on Sunday at Dr. Emigdio C. Cruz, Sr. Memorial District Hospital located in Barangay San Agustin here.
Newborn Jayvie Santos Catli, nicknamed Lucky, was one of the 100 babies nationwide who have qualified to mark the 100-million population of the country.
28 Jul 2014 - SBMA to release S1 revenue shares of contiguous LGUsSUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- Local government units (LGUs) adjacent to the Subic Bay Freeport zone will be receiving a total of P93.7 million in revenue shares.
This was disclosed by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Roberto Garcia, saying that the said funds will be available for the eight adjacent LGUs starting August 4.
28 Jul 2014 - ACWD, CDC ink agreement for P17M water projectCLARK FREEPORT -- The Angeles City Water District (ACWD) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for a P17 million water project in the latter’s 256 square meter property in Little Baguio, Barangay Sapang Bato.
“Provision of potable water supply will greatly improve the hygiene and health of at least 841 families living in the area,” ACWD General Manager Reynaldo Liwanag said.
28 Jul 2014 - RCCP joins thousand narra tree programPAMPANGA -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) has joined hands with the eleven 11 Rotary Clubs of District 3790 in their "Build a Forest of a Thousand Narra Trees" project as they planted Narra saplings at the Fidel V. Ramos (FVR) Megadike portion in Barangays San Juan and San Isidro here.
RCCP president Lourdes David said that the project is part of the community programs of District 3790. The project aims to create mini-forests of Narra (pterocarpus indicus) along the slopes of the dike area. She added that the area is ideal in growing new trees that can provide natural forest filters that clean polluted air.
27 Jul 2014 - Belgium firm, PH partner launch innovative on-line job searchCLARK FREEPORT -- A Belgium-based company and its partner in the country launched here on Saturday an innovative on-line job search designed to allow employers get in-depth and “more personal” information about the applicants.
Frank Aernout, CEO of BeWorkHappy, and his Angeles City, Pampanga-based partner Annielyn Lernout, CEO of BeWorkHappy Philippines Inc., led the launching of the state-of-the-art job recruitment at the Widus Hotel.
27 Jul 2014 - Australian retail chain opens at SM City PampangaPAMPANGA -- Australian retail chain Cotton: On opened its first ever store at SM City Pampanga over the weekend.
SM City Pampanga public relations manager Rain Cervantes told Sun.Star Pampanga that the retail chain locally operating under the Bench Group is now in the region’s marathon shopping mall.
27 Jul 2014 - Suspected shabu pusher bustedPAMPANGA -- A suspected 48-year-old shabu pusher was arrested by combined operatives of the Floridablanca Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Central Luzon office in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion, Floridablanca town, Saturday.
Superintendent Jhoanna Rosales, Floridablanca police chief, identified the suspect as Remigio Guevarra, 48, a resident of Barangay Calantas, Floridablanca.
27 Jul 2014 - Masantol folks benefit from medical missionPAMPANGA -- Some 4,000 indigent individuals from various barangays in Masantol benefitted from the medical and dental mission conducted by the J.C Binay Foundation Inc. over the weekend.
The "Puso Para sa Bayan" Caravan is aimed at providing health services to poor families in different towns, cities and provinces in the country.
27 Jul 2014 - Sto Tomas' most wanted nabbedPAMPANGA -- Sto Thomas Police operatives, led by Police Chief Insp. John Clark, arrested a certain Maria Regala who is listed as the 14th most wanted person in the police list here.
Clark said that the suspect was arrested by virtue of the standing warrant of arrest for two counts of qualified theft issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 48 Judge Edgar Chua under criminal case number 17727 and 17728. The court has set a recommended bail of P55, 000 and P32, 000.
27 Jul 2014 - Woman painter to open art gallery in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Painter Maria Mila Mabanta dela Fuente will open the first ever home-based art gallery in Guagua on August 16 that features feminists paintings and an assortment of visual art pieces done in varying styles.
Dela Fuente is currently among the few woman painters in the province and her gallery is the first ever gallery in Pampanga that is run by a woman painter.
26 Jul 2014 - PDRRMO sandbagging Arnedo DikePAMPANGA -- The local government unit in Apalit in cooperation with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said on Friday it is now conducting a series of sand-bagging operations to augment the ongoing construction of the Arnedo dike in anticipation of Typhoon Inday in the next few days.
Last July 24, a portion of the Arnedo dike in Barangay San Vicente of Apalit town, which is estimated at 52.5 meters, breached following strong currents from Pampanga River during the onslaught of the Typhoon Glenda.
26 Jul 2014 - New San Fernando archbishop namedPAMPANGA -- His Holiness Pope Francis appointed on Friday Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias, now Bishop of the Diocese of Iba, as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando.
This, as the Holy Father accepted the resignation presented by Archbishop Paciano Aniceto, now 77 years-old, from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of San Fernando (Philippines), in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law, which requires the resignation of bishops at the age of 75.
26 Jul 2014 - ACCDO to remain strong, consistentANGELES CITY -- With a vision of genuine people empowerment, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, through the Angeles City Cooperative Development Office (ACCDO) headed by Ferdinand P. Calma, remain consistent with the promise of strengthening one of the bases of the city’s economy, the cooperative sector.
Pamintuan recognizes the role of the “cooperative movement” in the city’s economic front, which ultimately allows the local government to pursue its desired programs and plans.
26 Jul 2014 - Capitol reorganizes disaster working groupPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice Governor Dennis Pineda on Friday reorganized the province’s disaster preparedness and response technical working group (TWG) to reinforce its capabilities.
Though there were no major damages in the agri-fishery sector and infrastructure and no casualties reported after the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda last week, Governor Pineda, after reviewing Capitol’s plans, said it is necessary to reorganize the TWG to reinforce disaster preparedness and response at all times.
26 Jul 2014 - Motorcycle-riding suspects rob drug store in AngelesANGELES CITY -- Motorcycle-riding suspects robbed the Generics Pharmacy located along Rizal Extension, Barangay Cut-Cut, Angeles City, Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles police director, said more than P23,000 in cash collections for the day and two cellular phones were taken by the suspects armed with caliber .45 pistols.
26 Jul 2014 - Fontana infuses P200-M for expansion projectsCLARK FREEPORT -- Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino, considered as the largest tourism estate in Clark, is investing at least P200 million for the expansion of its convention center.
Fontana chief executive officer Manuel Sequeira said that the on-going expansion work at the Fontana Convention Center will add 1,000 seats to its current 500-seating capacity. He was interviewed on Friday during the press conference for the concert of American singer-song writer Stephen Bishop.
26 Jul 2014 - Car hits man, speeds offANGELES CITY -- 56-year-old Rico Desierto, 56, a resident of Barangay Malabanias, was hit by a red color sedan car, which sped off along Barangay Anunas, Angeles City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, had asked concerned citizens who saw the red color sedan and if they could recognize or remember its license plate.
26 Jul 2014 - Board member lauds guv for P167-M infra in 4th districtPAMPANGA -- Fourth district board member Ricardo Yabut lauded the administration of Governor Lilia Pineda for providing more than P167-million infrastructure projects in the eight towns of the Fourth district from June 2010 to June 2014.
Yabut said the projects include the construction and renovation of school buildings, multi-purpose covered areas and elevated comfort rooms in public elementary and secondary schools.
25 Jul 2014 - CHR to investigate San Fernando demolition shootingPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Human Rights Region (CHR) Central Luzon office here said on Thursday that it will conduct an investigation on the shooting incident that happened on a 130-hectare demolition site at Barangay Maimpi, this city, recently.
Lawyer Jasmine Regino, CHR regional director, said that believes that the demolition team violated the rights of the farmers' group when it shot one of their members last week.
25 Jul 2014 - Councilors urged to set disaster readiness plans on climate changeCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda has asked councilors in the province to anchor their respective disaster preparedness plan on climate change.
Pineda issued the statement during the disaster preparedness and solid waste management seminar conducted at Oxford Hotel here by the Philippine Councilors' League (PCL) Pampanga Chapter, headed by its president, Porac Councilor Mike Tapang.
25 Jul 2014 - Arnedo dike breached, Apalit villagers asked to evacuatePAMPANGA -- Residents of Barangay San Vicente, Apalit, are being asked to evacuate following a breach at the village's portion of the Arnedo dike, officials said on Thursday.
The local government unit of Apalit and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said that around 431 families will be affected by the deterioration of the Arnedo dike.
25 Jul 2014 - Comelec urges PWDs to registerPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here encourages persons with disabilities (PWD) to register in line with the upcoming 2016 national and local elections.
Last Sunday, the poll body designated a special registration office for PWDs to ascertain their equal access and right to suffrage.
25 Jul 2014 - Search on for symbolic ‘100M Pinoy babies’ in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Population (Popcom) and its partners in Central Luzon shall welcome on July 27 the birth of the 100 millionth Filipino through a search for symbolic babies in all seven provinces and the City of San Fernando.
"The search is based on the projections of the 2010 National Census that the country will reach the 100-million mark in population this Sunday at exactly 12:06 a.m.," Popcom Regional Director Eleanor Cura said.
25 Jul 2014 - Morales: Angeles seen as migration zone in 30 yearsANGELES CITY -- City Councilor Maricel "Marang" Morales said that her city is seen to be a major migration zone for nearby cities and towns in the next 30 years.
Morales said this during her speech on Thursday at the disaster and waste summit initiated by the Philippine Councilors League, headed by its president and Porac Councilor Mike Tapang.
25 Jul 2014 - Capitol holds ‘buntis’ congressPAMPANGA -- More than 1,000 pregnant women from towns in the second district of Pampanga received free prenatal check-ups, vitamins and counseling during the Buntis Congress facilitated by the Pampanga Provincial Government held at the Lubao Gym the other day.
With the battlecry "Ima at anak, e mipayamak quing mabeluan a magpaanak", the Buntis Congress 2014 aims to increase the awareness of the soon-to-be-mothers on the importance of having monthly check-ups to reduce child and maternal mortality rate.
25 Jul 2014 - Ex-official supports gov't program vs malnutritionPAMPANGA -- Former Second District Board Member Olga Frances "Fritzie" David-Dizon, advocate of child protection and welfare, vowed Thursday to support the feeding program of the Pampanga Provincial Government.
David-Dizon, who recently joined Governor Lilia Pineda in feeding at least malnourished 500 pupils, said that the efforts to properly nurture children should be "sustained and supported by both public and private entities."
25 Jul 2014 - Free seminar on money management held in AngelesANGELES CITY -- A retired colonel of the United States Air Force and stockbroker gave a free seminar on Thursday on money management at the Blossom Forth School here.
Willie Davis, who is married to a Filipina and based in the City of San Fernando, gave the talk on what one should learn about money that were not taught in school and the truth about money and “how it really works.”
24 Jul 2014 - Guv to execs: Ensure INC's safety for centennial bashPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda enjoined on Wednesday all local chief executives in Pampanga and the local police to ensure the road safety of the members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) in Pampanga and those coming from other provinces in Central and Northern Luzon who will attend their centennial celebration.
"All local elected officials in Pampanga are fully supporting the members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo who will attend the Centennial Celebration on July 27 to 29. We are committed to ensure their security and we will provide any necessary assistance," Pineda said.
24 Jul 2014 - Rodriguez agrees with plan to wiretap drug lordsPAMPANGA -- Third district Representative Oscar Rodriguez said on Thursday that he is supporting the plan of the country’s anti-drugs agency to wiretap alleged drug lords to curb the illegal trade.
"Even I am a former human rights lawyer, I am supporting it due to the gravity of the problems on drugs," Rodriguez said in a phone interview.
24 Jul 2014 - DILG exec’s email account hackedPAMPANGA -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon office said on Tuesday that the regional director's e-mail account has been compromised by an unknown hacker.
Florida Dijan, DILG regional director, said the hacked e-mail account sent a letter to her contacts with the subject line "A Sad Trip," indicating that she was allegedly asking for some financial support.
24 Jul 2014 - xCLARK FREEPORT -- The City Government has acquired a three-hectare property in Barangay Sapang Balen, which will be used as materials recovery facility (MRF).
Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales said that this is in line with the city's solid waste management program, which is provided for under Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.
24 Jul 2014 - Mabalacat acquires land for MRFCLARK FREEPORT -- The City Government has acquired a three-hectare property in Barangay Sapang Balen, which will be used as materials recovery facility (MRF).
Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales said that this is in line with the city's solid waste management program, which is provided for under Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.
24 Jul 2014 - Quota Pampanga donates school materials to Sped classPAMPANGA -- Quota International of Pampanga turned over school materials to the Special Education Class (Sped) of Pampanga High School as it re-affirms its commitment to help the said program with its other needs.
Quota International of Pampanga president Joycel Robles-Panlilio told Sun.Star Pampanga that the donation is part of the yearly commitment of the organization in making sure the program has enough materials and resources to cater to its students.
24 Jul 2014 - Grandson of tocino magnate dies in motorbike accidentPAMPANGA -- Christopher Renz Hizon, 23, a resident of Barangay Dolores of the said city, a grandson of "tocino magnate" Lolita Hizon, owner of Pampanga's Best, died when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a Toyota utility pick-up truck along MacArthur highway in Barangay Quebiawan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Wednesday afternoon.
Hizon was riding his motorcycle towards Angeles City while accidentally collided with the pick-up truck (CNS-303) driven by Ceferino Dimabuyu of Barangay Calzadang Bayu, Porac was then maneuvering to the left coming from the opposite lane of the highway to enter Kalayaan Village, police said.
23 Jul 2014 - Angeles qualifies for National Coop AwardsANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Cooperative Development Office (ACCDO) bagged the Regional award for the Best Performing Local Government Unit for chartered cities in Central Luzon in the recently concluded Gawad Parangal at the Social Action Center of Pampanga in the City of San Fernando.
"Local Government Units play a crucial role in assisting our cooperatives overcome struggles in their sector. The quick advancement of the cooperative movement is also influenced by how the local administration in a city or municipality supports them," said Marietta Hwang, regional director of the Cooperative Development Authority.
23 Jul 2014 - PDEA wants to wiretap drug lords, financersPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reiterated on Tuesday the need to wiretap suspected drug lords and their financers to drastically cut the supply of illegal drugs in the country.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr., in an interview, said "it's difficult" for the agency to pin down big-time drug pushers and those who finance them because "under our law, we can only arrest those who are in the possession of drugs."
23 Jul 2014 - Cops undergo surprise drug testsPAMPANGA -- Police director Senior Superintendent Marlon Valdez Madrid ordered on Tuesday a surprise drug tests on at least 126 cops, including police chiefs of 19 towns and two cities under his command.
Madrid said personnel of the Pampanga Police Office (PPO) headquarters here and agents of the anti-drug and intelligence units of the towns and cities were also included among those tested by the Regional police crime laboratory.
23 Jul 2014 - Tugade outlines ‘wish list’ for ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president and CEO Arthur Tugade is “wishing” for three kinds of businesses inside Clark Freeport: a Japanese bank, a Japan carrier and a Japanese restaurant.
Tugade presented his wish list before a 13-man delegation of the Japan Standing Commission on Security headed by Akinori Eto, a member of the House of Representatives, recently at the CDC board room here.
23 Jul 2014 - Porac exec wants mandatory drug testing for LGU officials, employeesPAMPANGA -- A member of the Municipal Council in Porac filed last Monday a resolution seeking to subject local government unit officials and employees to mandatory drug testing.
The resolution proposed by Councilor Rey Lapid, board of director of the Philippine Councilors' League-Central Luzon, aims to identify drug users and to rehabilitate them.
23 Jul 2014 - Drug summit beefs up San Fernando defensePAMPANGA -- Representatives of barangays of this city gathered on July 22 at the Heroes Hall for an anti-drug summit meant to increase barangays' capacity to combat the drug menace at the grassroots.
The meet, initiated by the Pampanga Provincial Government in coordination with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the City Government of San Fernando, was attended by officials of barangays Dolores, San Jose, San Pedro, Sta. Lucia, San Nicolas and Sto. Nino.
23 Jul 2014 - Village chief: ‘No segregation, no collection’MABALACAT CITY -- The chairman of Barangay Dau in this component city said that the "no segregation, no collection" policy will be implemented in their village once their solid waste management ordinance is passed.
Dr. Oscar Aurelio, chief of the commercial village and president of the Liga ng mga Barangay here, issued the statement during the final hearing on the proposed ordinance yesterday.
22 Jul 2014 - Brit arrestedANGELEIS CITY -- A 73-year-old British national was arrested on child pornography charges, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday.
The NBI Cybercrime Division said Douglas Michael Slade was arrested in his home after nude pictures of children were recovered from him during a raid.
22 Jul 2014 - P11.8-M palay lost to ‘Glenda’PAMPANGA -- The recent onslaught of Typhoon Glenda here has left some P11.8 million in palay damages in Pampanga placing it on top of the four provinces affected by the most powerful typhoon to hit the country since super typhoon Yolanda.
The Department of Agriculture (DA), in its Summary of Progress Damage Report on Rice as of July 21, reported that some 695.47 metric tons of palay have been affected in Pampanga with some 762 hectares of rice farmlands registered as partially damaged. Most of the damaged palay crops are within their maturity stage, according to the report.
22 Jul 2014 - Power supply stabilizing but reserve remains ‘thin’PAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Central Luzon office here said Tuesday that the energy supply condition is "stabilizing" but remains tenuous given the persisting thin reserves and unexpected outages.
Based on the data of NGCP, the entire Luzon grid has an expected capacity of 6,826 megawatts with a projected peak demand of 7,345 megawatts. The Luzon grid falls short of 519 megawatts, prompting NGCP to put the area on red alert recently. However, NGCP Corporate Communications Officer Ernest Vidal said that power situation in most areas in Luzon, including Pampanga, has normalized.
22 Jul 2014 - INC delegates asked to visit ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has invited members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), who will participate in their centennial celebrations, to visit Clark.
In a statement, CDC president Arthur Tugade asked the INC delegates to visit or book at Clark.
22 Jul 2014 - Top illegal drugs suspect in Floridablanca nabbedPAMPANGA -- A man considered as the number one illegal drugs suspect on the watch list of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was arrested in a buy-bust operation on Monday in Barangay Pabanlag, Floridablanca.
Inspector Brilliant Mantulac, deputy chief of Floridablanca police, said the arrest was part of their efforts to put an end to the vast illegal drugs operations in the town.
22 Jul 2014 - SBMA earnings up 62% to P738-MSUBIC BAY -- An increase of 62 percent in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) during the first semester this year has been recorded here at this Freeport.
This was disclosed by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Roberto Garcia, who also cited the added flexibility in the agency's financial program as a result of its efforts to increase its earnings.
22 Jul 2014 - Morales: Education is key to successMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino Morales said that one of his administration's priority programs is education, which he described as key to "success and better tomorrow."
Morales said that education will solve the problem on poverty.
21 Jul 2014 - Farmer shot while halting demolitionPAMPANGA -- A farmer in San Fernando attempting to stop the ongoing demolition activities at Barangay Maimpis here was shot over the weekend.
A Sun.Star Pampanga source said that the said demolition at the 130-hectare agrarian reform area started last week by the claimant identified as lawyer Eligio Mallari, a former official of the Commission on Human Rights.
21 Jul 2014 - Man slain in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- A 58-year-old man who was going to attend a mass was gunned down by an unidentified gunman along the road of Second Block, Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando, last Sunday.
In a report here, Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, city chief of police, identified the fatality as Godofredo Quiambao, a resident of Barangay San Vicente, Sto. Tomas, Pampanga.
21 Jul 2014 - Traffic enforcers get thumbs up from SantiagoSAN FERNANDO -- Some 15 traffic enforcers and officers received commendations from San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago for their support to the San Fernando Police in its intensified campaign against motorcycle riding criminal suspects operating in the city.
Santiago awarded the commendations to Traffic Management Division chief Renato Pineda, and members Oliver Villanueva, Joey Manalastas, Ariel Magtoto, Jeffrey David, Nelson Clacio, Lito Cruz, Richard Tadeo, Joey Magtoto, Sherwin Gando, Raymark Magtoto, Ronald Palma, Elmer Salangsang, Ramil Antigo and Heintagie Dizon during Monday's flag raising ceremony attended by city government employees and officials.
21 Jul 2014 - Sta. Rita police gets commendationsPAMPANGA -- A grateful Municipal Government of Santa Rita, led by Mayor Yolanda Pineda, awarded five commendations Monday to Sta. Rita police chief Michael Masangkay for five successful high-profile police operations here.
Masangkay, along with his police officers, were awarded certificates by Pineda in simple ceremonies Monday attended by municipal employees.
21 Jul 2014 - ‘Glenda’ victims get aid from SM City OlongapoSUBIC BAY -- The recent Typhoon Glenda has pounded Olongapo City and other areas in Zambales and Bataan with strong winds, which caused flooding and damage to properties due to the windstorm.
In an effort to help the affected areas, SM Olongapo has dispatched its team to bring relief goods to 1,000 families in Orani and Dinalupihan Bataan.
20 Jul 2014 - Businessmen reiterate call to decongest Metro ManilaPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) reiterated over the weekend its call for the decongestion and decentralization of the National Capitol Region (NCR) after it experienced massive power blackouts last week due to Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun).
"With what happened during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda, we felt that we have to reiterate our call for the decongestion and decentralization of Metro Manila or the National Capitol Region. Now we see that threats of storm surges and 7.2 magnitude earthquakes are real. The eggs, so to speak, are still in one basket and that is something that has to be addressed immediately," said PamCham president Jim Jimenez.
20 Jul 2014 - Agency favors Angeles village tax ordinanceANGELES CITY -- The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) said that Barangay Balibago may levy reasonable fees and charges on places of recreation that charge admission fees.
BLGF OIC-Executive Director Salvador del Castillo affirmed this in a reply letter to Balibago Chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac dated May 30, 2014.
20 Jul 2014 - Security tightened at Betis church after ivory theftPAMPANGA -- Security at the St. James the Apostle Parish in Guagua has been tightened since the recent return of the two stolen ivory icons inside the church.
Local authorities ordered the full operation of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras within and around the church, as well as a night guard for added security.
20 Jul 2014 - Car crash kills 5PAMPANGA -- A car crash along the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa) in Bacolor Saturday afternoon killed five people.
Jesus Icban, 51; his wife Justine; their son Jan Clarence; Norma Layug, and Junnel Icban died when a trailer truck crushed their car along the said road at Sitio Balsik in Barangay Cabalantian.
20 Jul 2014 - Freemasons conduct medical missionPAMPANGA -- Hundreds of indigent residents in this component city benefitted from a medical mission sponsored by the Pampanga Masonic Lodge Number 48, the oldest and grandest Mason organization in the province.
Retired Police Chief Superintendent Nicanor Targa, head of the organization, said they selected families of kutseros (coachman) and tricycle drivers as beneficiaries in their medical and dental mission.
19 Jul 2014 - NGCP: Brownouts due to low energy supplyPAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Central Luzon office here said Saturday that the long periods of power interruption and recurring brownouts in the province were due to low energy supply and the recent onslaught of Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun).
"Currently, the supply and demand (load) is not balanced. In order to maintain the system during real-time dispatch, the supply and load should be on the same level," said Ernest Vidal, Regional Corporate Communications officer of NGCP.
19 Jul 2014 - HAU to launch book on Opus Dei spiritualityANGELES CITY -- Holy Angel University will launch the book "Acceptance and Abandonment: Transforming Daily Life," on August 9, at the University's Café Juan.
The book, subtitled "Cion Nepomuceno: Her Legacy of Faith, Love and Joy," is a collection of Nepomuceno’s essays, talks, and correspondence over the years which reveal her deep spirituality and may serve as a guide for readers’ spiritual enrichment.
19 Jul 2014 - New officers for agri-fisheries council take oathPAMPANGA -- The 15 new officers of the Regional Agricultural and Fisheries Council (RAFC) took their oaths over the weekend before officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
The RAFC is a grassroots organization of the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) in the regions. It exists in order to encourage people participation in agriculture and fishery development through sectoral representation in agricultural policy making bodies and likewise to use bottom-up, self-reliant farm system approaches that will emphasize social justice, equity, productivity and sustainability in the use of agriculture and fishery resources.
19 Jul 2014 - ‘Glenda’ damage estimated at P10-MPAMPANGA -- The Province incurred losses amounting to P10 million after the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said Friday.
Partial reports of the PDRRMO show that there are 272 families or 428 individuals from four towns are currently seeking shelter in different evacuation centers in the province.
19 Jul 2014 - DPWH joins new Manila BAYanihan brand launchPAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Luzon supports the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in its advocacy for the sustainable development of Manila Bay.
With the advocacy identity banner "MANILA BAYanihan, para sa Kalinisan" different representatives from Mandamus agencies, local government units and the private sector came together to sign a pact on July 18, 2014 during its media launch declaring their participation in saving and rehabilitating one of Luzon’s major waterways.
19 Jul 2014 - CDC sets 5-month sports festivalCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation has set a five-month long sports festival, which is expected to attract local and international tourists.
The sports events, scheduled this month until November, will be participated in by local, national and international students, athletes, private and business sectors, said CDC President Arthur Tugade.
19 Jul 2014 - Catapang is new AFP chiefPAMPANGA -- Lieutenant General Gregorio Catapang Jr., who was extensively assigned in Pampanga during his military career, is the new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief.
Catapang replaced now retired General Emmanuel Bautista.
18 Jul 2014 - Longer ‘instant’ brownouts seenPAMPANGA -- Kapampangans will have to bear with the two to four hours -- and even up to eight hours -- rotating and unscheduled or "instant" brownouts for at least two weeks more.
This was disclosed Friday by the officials of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), both said that the rotating brownouts were caused by insufficient energy supply and damaged transmission lines caused by the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda.
18 Jul 2014 - Fernandinos okay with city servicesPAMPANGA -- The services and programs offered by the City Government here received high satisfaction rating, according to a study conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the City College of San Fernando.
Dubbed as Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS), the study was promulgated by DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2012-13. It is a set of data tools designed to collect and generate relevant citizens' feedback on local governments' service delivery performance and on citizens' satisfaction.
18 Jul 2014 - Pamintuan wants waterways cleared of squattersANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said he has ordered his men to clear waterways of "squatters" which he described as a perennial problem of the City Government.
Pamintuan issued the statement following a recent inspection during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda where he discovered that scores of families are still living under the Abacan Bridge and other dangerous areas along the river.
18 Jul 2014 - Guv: No Kapampangan shall be deprived of educationPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda stressed that she wants every Kapampangan in each barangay to have access to education regardless of age and financial status during a consultative meeting with barangay executives of the second district at the Lubao Gym on Thursday.
The governor appealed for the help of the barangay captains to find all out of school youth (OSY), drop-outs, parents and illiterates and help them get education through the projects and programs of the Provincial Government and the Department of Education (DepEd).
18 Jul 2014 - Dole readies emergency employment for calamity victimsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Central Luzon has coordinated with its different field offices in the region to mobilize its emergency employment program for individuals affected by the onslaught of Typhoon "Glenda", an official said Friday.
Dole regional director Ana Dione said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz instructed all Dole regional directors to facilitate the agency's emergency employment program known as the Tulong Panghanapbuhay para sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers.
18 Jul 2014 - Police intensifies anti-hijacking measuresPAMPANGA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Lubao started to further intensify their anti-hijacking measures in the town's bypass road.
The bypass road, which has been considered as a hijacking-prone area, is highly accessible to long and large vehicles such as cargo trucks.
18 Jul 2014 - 4 arrested for stealing wires in GuaguaFour men were arrested for stealing electrical wires in Barangay San Juan Bautista, Guagua on Monday afternoon.
The suspects, Larry, 22; Anthony 19; Yaser, 18; and Noel, 20 were caught in the act of cutting off the wires inside the house of the Viray family.
18 Jul 2014 - Wife of Pampanga village chief found deadPAMPANGA -- Myrna Garcia, wife of village chief Homer Garcia from Barangay Rizal, Guagua, was stabbed dead on Tuesday morning allegedly by one of the village watchmen.
Esteban said that the 48 year old victim, who sustained multiple stab wounds, was already dead when she was found by her family inside her own room.
18 Jul 2014 - Motorcycle-riding suspects gun down 2 in MexicoPAMPANGA -- Police are now on a manhunt against four unidentified armed motorcycle riding criminals (MRCrs) who gunned down two persons after robbing them in Barangay Pandacaqui, Mexico, Pampanga, Tuesday night.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga Police acting provincial director, said that he has ordered Mexico police to identify and arrest the killers of Willie Villanueva, 44, and Alvin Ocampo, both of Barangay San Francisco, Magalang town.
17 Jul 2014 - Trader urges RDC: Oppose Sangley airport proposalANGELES CITY -- A businessman has asked the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Central Luzon to oppose the plan of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to build a new airport at Sangley Point in Cavite.
Rene Romero, vice chair of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham), said the government will spend US$10 billion, which is a huge amount of taxpayers' money.
17 Jul 2014 - Angeles all set for PH’s ‘most liveable’ city tiltANGELES CITY -- The city is now set to compete in the first-ever urban planning competition in the country, dubbed as the Liveable Cities Design Challenge 2014 (LCDC), with Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan at the helm.
The mayor, together with the city’s competition team, has decided to compete under the “APEC Meeting Venue” category and carry out the rehabilitation and modernization of the iconic Abacan River as the city’s entry.
17 Jul 2014 - San Fernando lauded by netizens for disaster readinessPAMPANGA -- Internet users on social media sites have lauded the San Fernando City Government here for its disaster preparedness during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun).
This came after Mayor Edwin Santiago's instruction to activate the San Fernando Incident Command System under the city's disaster risk reduction and management office on Tuesday, a day before the storm made its landfall.
17 Jul 2014 - Sto. Tomas 3rd river to undergo desiltingPAMPANGA -- The Third River here in the vicinity of the Federosa Resort will soon undergo desilting, a move that will further mitigate flooding in this fourth district town.
On Thursday, while joining police and fire officials and municipal employees in the clean-up drive after Typhoon Glenda downed trees in major thoroughfares of Sto. Tomas, Mayor Joselito Naguit told Sun.Star Pampanga that the desilting project already has a budget allocated by then Representative Ana York Bondoc-Sagum.
17 Jul 2014 - Kapampangan expats to honor patroness in CaliforniaPAMPANGA -- Kapampangans and Latinos will celebrate the 58th Canonical Coronation Anniversary of Virgen de los Remedios on September 7 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California.
Vidal Aguas, one of the focal persons for the event, said that the delegations in their national costumes, from different towns and cities of Pampanga, representatives of Mexican, Guatemalan and Spanish communities will lead the afternoon procession.
17 Jul 2014 - Rotational power interruption affects Pelco I electric consumersPAMPANGA -- Electricity consumers of the Pampanga I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Pelco I) are affected by the rotational electric power interruption implemented by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).
The NGCP, the transmitter of electric power supply from power generators and producers to electric cooperatives and companies that distributes electric power to residences and establishments has revealed that there is major shortage of electric power due to the shutting down of some electric power plants.
17 Jul 2014 - SM Pampanga celebrates Children's Book DayPAMPANGA -- SM City Pampanga joined this year's celebration of National Children's Book Day (NCBD) with a host of storytelling activities inside the mall.
Academy of Performing Arts Leonilyn Sarmiento read the story “Askal Inside” and “Pyesta sa Hardin ni Lola Benita” and another story from Carlo Catu titled “Halimaw” was presented to elementary students from San Lorenzo Ruiz Center of Studies and Schools.
16 Jul 2014 - ‘Glenda’ spares PampangaPAMPANGA -- Pampanga officials heaved Wednesday a sigh of relief after Typhoon Glenda just "sideswiped" the province, with zero reported flooding and no major damages to infrastructure and agriculture as well as nil casualties.
Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office executive Director Angie Blanco disclosed that in their initial assessment, no areas in the two cities and 19 municipalities were flooded as of a 12 p.m. report.
16 Jul 2014 - Santiago: ‘Emergency teams remain on alert’Despite zero flooding and no casualty reported after Typhoon Glenda pummeled this city Wednesday, Mayor Edwin Santiago said that its rescue, response and emergency teams will remain alert for any incidents that the storm-induced Habagat may bring in.
"Our teams and volunteers will remain on alert for any emergency that may crop in the next few days. Our people will keep manning their posts 24/7 and operations at city hall will continue especially in times like this when Fernandinos are threatened by disasters," he said.
16 Jul 2014 - Residents along waterways evacuatedANGELES CITY -- Heavy rains brought by Typhoon Glenda forced the evacuation of scores of families in Barangay Balibago and other villages here on Wednesday.
The evacuees are temporarily housed at the function room of the Balibago Barangay Hall.
16 Jul 2014 - Top illegal drugs personality in Floridablanca arrestedPAMPANGA -- A man included on the top three drugs watch list of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was arrested in a buy-bust operation last week in Barangay Fortuna, Floridablanca.
The arrest, the Floridablanca police anti-illegal drugs unit said, has effectively boosted the success of their local campaign against the illegal drugs trade.
16 Jul 2014 - Cop faces summary dismissalPAMPANGA -- The police officer and alleged leader of a robbery and holdup group will be placed automatically for summary dismissal proceedings.
In an interview, Senior Superintendent Ronald Santos, deputy regional director for administration, said that Police Officer (PO) 1 John Paul Tanglao will be placed on summary dismissal proceedings to be conducted by the Regional Investigation Division.
15 Jul 2014 - Central Luzon braces for ‘Glenda’PAMPANGA -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) is currently on Blue Alert in anticipation of the effects of Typhoon "Glenda" in 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.
15 Jul 2014 - Traders to Pangilinan: Consider Clark-Subic connection to ManilaCLARK FREEPORT -- Traders in Pampanga asked tycoon Manny Pangilinan to consider the expansion of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and the construction of a railway system that will connect the freeports of Clark and Subic with Metro Manila.
Levy Laus, chairman emeritus of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) and head of the Laus Group of Companies, echoed the appeal of local traders during a business conference organized by the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) at the Holiday Inn Resort here on Monday.
15 Jul 2014 - Korean lauded for assisting 6,889 Kapampangan workersPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government led by Governor Lilia Pineda lauded Jongha Ahn, president and inspector general of the Human Resource Department of South Korea, for his assistance in facilitating the placement of 6,889 Kapampangan overseas skilled workers.
In Provincial Board Resolution 3407, the Provincial Board stated that Pampanga recognizes the "whole-hearted" assistance of Jongha for helping the overseas contract skilled workers obtain gainful employment in South Korea that improves "tremendously" their quality of life.
15 Jul 2014 - Pangilinan gives P20-M fund for KDF buildingPAMPANGA -- Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan and PLDT-SMART-Foundation (PSF) has given some P20 million to the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF), which enabled the latter to buy a three-storey building in this capital city to house its KDF-PSF People with Disability Clinic and Livelihood Center.
Pangilinan turned over the ceremonial checks on Monday to KDF officials led by Benigno Ricafort during the former's birthday celebration here. Pangilinan had lunch with KDF officers and partners.
15 Jul 2014 - CDC hits 1.21B revenue targetCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has recorded P1.21-billion in revenue and net income of P327 million during the first quarter.
This was disclosed by CDC president Arthur Tugade during a business conference organized by the Kapampangan Development Foundation chaired by Manny V. Pangilinan.
15 Jul 2014 - SM City Clark observes Children's Book DayCLARK FREEPORT -- SM City Clark joined Tuesday the nationwide observance of the National Children's Book Day (NCBD) in a bid to inspire young children to discover the "joy of reading" and promote reading among students.
SM City Clark Public Relations manager Venus Manalang told Sun.Star Pampanga that the event is held yearly to inspire love of reading and to call attention to children's books.
14 Jul 2014 - Perfect attendance for Pampanga repsPAMPANGA -- Three Pampanga congressmen have posted perfect attendance in the House of Representatives' first regular session.
Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez, Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc and Butil Party-list Representative Agapito Guanlao were all in attendance during the 69 sessions of Congress.
14 Jul 2014 - Pagasa warns of floods, landslidesPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or Pagasa in a news conference warned Monday of floods and landslides in Central Luzon and some areas of Ilocos and Cagayan Valley as a result of Tropical Storm Glenda.
“Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) has intensified before noon Monday, with the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, and Sorsogon now under signal no. 2.
14 Jul 2014 - Central Luzon land transportation offices rated ‘excellent’PAMPANGA -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has given excellent ratings to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) branches in Angeles City, Balanga City (Bataan) and the Capas (Tarlac) Extension Office in the commission's report card survey in the first half of the year.
LTO Angeles City was rated 90.41 percent, Balanga 93.12 percent and Capas Extension Office 94.32 percent in the CSC survey.
14 Jul 2014 - Man shot dead at CapitolPAMPANGA -- Motorcycle Riding Criminals (MRCs) gunned down a 57-year-old man at the vicinity of the Capitol Compound, Barangay Sto. Nino, City of San Fernando, Saturday.
In a report here, Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Officer-In-Charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office, said that Ernesto Maninang, a resident of Barangay Sta. Lucia of the City of San Fernando was watching a "cara-crus" when unidentified armed men on board a motorcycle arrived.
14 Jul 2014 - Guv’s granddaughter tops US golf tourneyPAMPANGA -- Annyka Chanel Pineda-Cayabyab, granddaughter of Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, recently bested 20 players from seven countries to rule Future Champions of Golf International junior championships at the Riverwalk Golf and Club in San Diego, California, USA.
Pineda-Cayabyab, daughter of Lubao Pampanga Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, scored 71 under par for two days to win for the first time the grand prize of the tournament formerly known as the San Diego Junior Masters.
14 Jul 2014 - Rotarians urge NGOs to ‘green’ megadikePAMPANGA -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) is now urging fellow non-government groups to take initiatives in greening the sections of the FVR Megadike as a way of battling the effects of climate change.
RCCP president Lourdes David said that the dike's slopes and perimeter are ideal locations for tree planting as these are far from human or construction activities that can lead to the displacement of the trees.
14 Jul 2014 - P1.2-B infra projects in 4th district okayPAMPANGA -- Capitol has completed P1,179,204,519 worth of infrastructure projects in the fourth district since Governor Lilia Pineda assumed office in June 2010.
Among the projects accomplished through the Provincial Engineer's Office (PEO) headed by Engineer Renato Gutierrez were the construction, repair and maintenance of proposed and existing infrastructure projects such as municipal and barangay roads, bridges, farm-to -market roads, canals, waterworks; and buildings such as schools, hospitals, health and barangay centers, covered courts, multi-purpose halls and other facilities.
14 Jul 2014 - 4 Koreans arrested for on-line gamingCLARK FREEPORT -- Police arrested over the weekend four Korean nationals for illegal gambling or prohibited on-line gaming during a raid at Building 4121-A, Aquino Avenue.
In his report here to Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, Chief Inspector Melvin Montante, chief of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID3), identified the arrested Korean nationals as Hon Kim, 32, Young Jee Kim, 29, Byoung Ik Kim, 31, all residents of Carmenville Subdivision and Seonghyun Kim, 41, of Sunset Valley Subdivision, all in Angeles City.
14 Jul 2014 - Porac Aetas to get hygiene facilities, water supplyPAMPANGA -- Aeta residents of Planas Tent City here will be the recipients of toilet facilities and water supply from Quota International of Pampanga.
Past President Myra Manabat said that the organization has approved of the plan to implement programs for the community.
13 Jul 2014 - Angeles mayor all out vs crimesANGELES CITY -- With crimes of all sorts persisting in the city as the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit nears, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is going on a full scale battle against criminality.
He said that over the weekend, he requested the City's Legal Office to issue a warrant of arrest for Koreans involved in illegal cyber gambling, right in front of his house in Villa Angelina here.
13 Jul 2014 - Cop, 3 others nabbed for robberyPAMPANGA -- Four members of the notorious Tanglao crime group, including their leader who is a police officer, were arrested in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Porac, Pampanga, Saturday night after allegedly robbing a British national.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of Pampanga Police Office, identified the arrested policeman as Police Officer 1 John Paul Tanglao, presently assigned at the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) and a resident of Barangay San Nicolas, City of San Fernando and his companions were Joey Guiao, 46, of Barangay Sta. Lucia, City of San Fernando; Dennis Bigeras, 36, and Mark Navarro alias Mac-Mac, 25, both of Pulong Maragul, Angeles City.
13 Jul 2014 - Lawmaker vows quality service sans PDAFPAMPANGA -- First district Representative Joseller Guiao has vowed to provide quality service to his constituents even without the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
During his Barangay Day at Magalang, Guiao said his office became resourceful after the abolition of PDAF or pork barrel due to reports on alleged misuse and its unconstitutionality.
13 Jul 2014 - DA sees 5% increase in rice productionPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here said that it expects at least five percent increase in rice yield by the end of the year if there is no calamity that would disrupt production.
DA Regional Director Andrew Villacorta said Central Luzon farmers are set to produce 3,524,558 million metric tons of palay (unmilled rice) in 2014.
13 Jul 2014 - Capitol-run hospitals net P13.2-M from POCPAMPANGA -- Capitol's provincial and ten other district hospitals earned a net income of P13,212,705.65 out of the P27,049,074.67 P27,049,074.67 gross proceeds from the Point of Care (POC) program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as of July 3 this year.
The Provincial Government has contributed at least P11,635,200 for the PhilHealth enrollment and membership of 4,848 indigent Kapampangans who were admitted in Pampanga public hospitals.
12 Jul 2014 - Capitol-run hospitals net P13.2-M from POCPAMPANGA -- Capitol's provincial and ten other district hospitals earned a net income of P13,212,705.65 out of the P27,049,074.67 P27,049,074.67 gross proceeds from the Point of Care (POC) program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as of July 3 this year.
The Provincial Government has contributed at least P11,635,200 for the PhilHealth enrollment and membership of 4,848 indigent Kapampangans who were admitted in Pampanga public hospitals.
12 Jul 2014 - Clark exports reach $388-MCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has announced that the export volume inside the Freeport has grown to US$388 as of June this year compared to that of same period last year.
The Trade Facilitation Department (TFD) of CDC said that exports increased by $68 million or 21 percent.
12 Jul 2014 - DPB approves P15-M loan for Mabalacat villageMABALACAT CITY -- The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)-Clark branch has approved a P15 million loan for Barangay Sapang Biabas here for its developmental projects.
DBP-Clark senior manager Remelyn Pagarigan said the P15 million is divided into two loans, which is P 10.7 million for the construction of farm to market roads and P4.3 million for the purchase of vehicles and equipment.
12 Jul 2014 - Police nab suspects for illegal drugs, theftPAMPANGA -- Sto Thomas Police operatives here arrested a woman suspect for alleged possession of illegal drugs and another suspect for theft in operations conducted Saturday.
Police chief John Clark said they have arrested suspect Wendy Cayabyab, 23, of Tarlac City in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Moras dela Paz here.
12 Jul 2014 - Policewoman loses gun to Basag Kotse gangAngeles City -- A policewoman lost her issued service firearm and personal belongings to members of the Basag Kotse gang in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Angeles City, Thursday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the victim as Senior Police Officer-2 Carmen Chona Nucup, 54, presently assigned at Community Police Action Center (Compac) 4 located in Barangay Telabasgan, City of San Fernando.
11 Jul 2014 - Capitol boosts blood stations in hospitalsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government is beefing up blood stations established in Pampanga's 11 district hospitals to ensure the availability of any blood type in times of emergencies.
During the bloodletting dubbed "Daya Cu, Saup Cu. Blood Donor Cu, Pagmaragul Cu," at the Benigno Aquino Hall in Capitol led by Governor Lilia Pineda herself, some 275 donors from the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and provincial government employees volunteered to donate blood to save lives and boosts the various blood stations’ buffer stock.
11 Jul 2014 - 350 San Fernando volunteers hurdle rescue coursePAMPANGA -- Some 350 bantay-bayan and volunteers from the 35 barangays of the City of San Fernando finished the Barangay Rescue Training course on Thursday.
During their graduation at Heroes Hall, Mayor Edwin Santiago led the awarding of certificates of completion to the graduates who underwent training on basic first aid, basic life support and basic firefighting.
11 Jul 2014 - Trader gives bikes to Pampanga copsPAMPANGA -- A prominent businessman has donated three motorbikes to the Pampanga police office to help them prevent crimes and stop suspects riding-in-tandem on motorcycles.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Valdez Madrid, Pampanga police director, received on Friday the three units of 180cc motorbikes from Erwin Dizon, president of the St. Peter Calungsod Realty.
11 Jul 2014 - Septuagenarian slain inside his nipa hutPAMPANGA -- 74-year-old Jose Mallari was shot dead inside his nipa hut in Barangay Natividad, Guagua, Pampanga, on Wednesday.
The victim was inside his nipa hut when an unidentified gunman armed with a caliber .45 pistol shot him several times at close range.
11 Jul 2014 - Korean found dead in roomANGELES CITY -- A Korean national was found dead inside his room at Koi Apartelle in Barangay Balibago on Thursday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the victim as Oh Jinho, 40, presently staying at the said apartelle.
11 Jul 2014 - Rotary Club Metro San Fernando hosts MDS 2014PAMPANGA -- Rotary Club Metro San Fernando (Pampanga) will host on Saturday, July 12, the Membership Development Seminar (MDS) 2014 at the Mimosa Convention Center at Clark Freeport Zone.
RCMSP president Chris Cura said the MDS aims to rekindle friendship and ignite the passion for service.
11 Jul 2014 - Santa Rita’s most wanted drug personality nabbedPAMPANGA -- Elements of the Santa Rita Police arrested on weekend the number one most wanted person on their target list of drug personalities, the town's police chief said.
Senior Inspector Michael Masangkay said Allan del Puso was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted at Barangay San Jose of this town around 9:20 p.m. on July 10.
10 Jul 2014 - No Pecson-Lacson tandem in ’16 pollsPAMPANGA -- Magalang Vice Mayor Norman Lacson denied reports that he will be joining the camp of incumbent Mayor Romulo Pecson as the latter's running mate in the coming 2016 elections.
Lacson was reacting to a statement made by Pecson in reports, saying that he is "wooing" the mayor and that he sent an "emissary" to reunite their forces.
10 Jul 2014 - P18.5-M diagnostic center inauguratedPAMPANGA -- Patients of the province's provincial and district hospitals now have easy access to affordable diagnostic services as Governor Lilia Pineda opened the P18.5 million Diagnostic Center and Out-Patient-Department (OPD) at the Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital (DPMMH) in Guagua.
The facility aims to streamline provincial health services in public hospitals here with patients no longer having to leave hospital premises to avail of basic tests. Some P12.5 million was spent for the DPMMH's Diagnostic Center. It was part of the P25 million used to improve the facilities at the DPMMH, which now has a bed capacity of 100.
10 Jul 2014 - Bar owners urged to observe guestsANGELES CITY -- Authorities urged bar owners and managers here to observe guests and tourists entering their establishment as the local government is establishing its intelligence network in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) meeting inside the Clark Freeport next year.
During a recent meeting, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and Barangay Balibago officials asked the bar operators to be vigilant and report the "behaviors of suspicious-looking guests" as terrorist groups may exploit the international meeting to sow terror.
10 Jul 2014 - PRO3 conducts PNP Modified Scout IIPAMPANGA -- A total of 120 personnel (24 womem) of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3) participated in the opening of the 45 day rigid training on Special Counter Insurgency Operation Unit Training (Scout).
The opening ceremony of the PNP Modified Scout II was held at the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) recently.
10 Jul 2014 - Unemployed moms in San Fernando receive livelihood aidPAMPANGA -- The San Fernando City Government here in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development–Central Luzon recently awarded capital assistance amounting to P205,000 to women organizations under sustainable livelihood program of Mayor Edwin Santiago.
Montesmar Triangulo Bulaklak Group and San Jose Working Moms Association, both received P75,000 while Kababaihang Nagkakaisa para sa Maunlad na Pamilya faction got P55,000. Members of the groups are all plain housewives, which now have the opportunity to earn through small-scale businesses.
9 Jul 2014 - Trader wants north-south railway link extended to ClarkANGELES CITY -- A tycoon has asked the government to extend the P271 billion North-South Commuter Railway linking Calamba, Laguna in the south and Malolos, Bulacan in the north, to Clark Freeport.
Businessman Rene Romero asked the Regional Development Council (RDC) to pass a resolution requesting the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to consider the railway link to the Freeport and Clark International Airport (CRK).
9 Jul 2014 - Guiao to Aquino: ‘Include Clark in Sona’PAMPANGA -- First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao had asked President Benigno Aquino III to include Clark in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) this month.
Guiao's request was contained in a letter he sent to the President last March 14 after he delivered his first privilege speech in the House of Representatives on January 28.
9 Jul 2014 - Pamintuan to CCA students: Be activists of justiceANGELES CITY – "I am urging our students to be activists. That is, activists for justice and the rule of law, for righteousness, for our environment and for the liberation of our people from poverty, squalor and hunger."
So said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently as he encouraged students from the City College of Angeles (CCA) to become activists of justice and development, during the General Assembly and Induction of Student Council Officers for Academic Year 2014-2015 at the institution's campus in Barangay Pampang.
9 Jul 2014 - DENR-EMB: No mayor’s permits for plants emitting pollutionPAMPANGA -- An official of the Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Environment and Management Bureau (EMB) in Central Luzon said plants emitting pollution should not be issued mayor's permits by local government units of San Simon, Sto. Tomas and San Fernando.
Engr. Raldy Pagador, who discussed the current situation of air, water and land pollution in Pampanga to 149 village chiefs of the fourth district in a recently held orientation at the Clark Freeport, disclosed that the DENR-EMB has already issued Notice of Violations (NOVs) to steel smelting plants in San Simon town located along Quezon road.
9 Jul 2014 - Riding-in-tandem-robs traderPAMPANGA -- hree unidentified armed men on board two motorcycles robbed a businessman at Dolores Homesite, Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando on Monday.
Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, City of San Fernando Police acting chief, said businessman Bernard Chan, 54, of the said barangay was about to board his Toyota Innova (RGP-760) when the suspects robbed him.
9 Jul 2014 - San Fernando joins Nutrition Month celebrationPAMPANGA -- The San Fernando City Government through the City Health Office has lined up several activities for this year’s Nutrition Month celebration.
Themed “Kalamidad Paghandaan, Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan”, the month-long celebration will highlight activities that give emphasis on the importance of nutrition during calamities and disasters.
9 Jul 2014 - DILG spearheads Q3 earthquake drillPAMPANGA -- In observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) this July, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon Office headed by Director Florida Dijan spearheaded the third quarter earthquake drill for year 2014 recently.
Themed “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran,” the drill aimed to gauge the level of preparedness in terms of efficiency of the warning information of the DILG-3’s Disaster Risk and Management (DRRM) team and simulate familiarization exercises for employees during the occurrence of an earthquake.
8 Jul 2014 - Airport workers sackedCLARK FREEPORT -- Seven contractual employees working at Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) were sacked after they were found involved in the illegal collection of travel tax from passengers.
The workers, whose names were withheld, belonged to the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza), Miascor Ground Handling, and McKleene janitorial services.
8 Jul 2014 - NFA ensures availability of rice in Central Luzon marketsPAMPANGA -- National Food Authority (NFA) Regional Director Amadeo De Guzman ordered his provincial managers to ensure the availability of NFA rice in Region III markets at all times, pursuant to the directive of newly installed Administrator Arthur Juan.
"This order means adding non-traditional channels to make the staple as visible and available as can be to end consumers," De Guzman said.
8 Jul 2014 - Pampanga, Tarlac leaders express support for CGCCLARK FREEPORT -- Several local leaders in Pampanga and Tarlac have openly expressed support to the establishment of the Clark Green City (CGC) of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), which is touted as the country's next metropolis.
Among the supporters, include governors, mayors, and members of the House of Representatives, who recently passed a resolution favorably endorsing the CGC.
8 Jul 2014 - Robbers forcibly enter apartmentANGELES CITY -- Three armed men forcibly entered an apartment at Mt. View Subdivision, Barangay Balibago, Angeles City, over the weekend and at gunpoint took two laptops (Asus and HP) worth P37,000; one iPhone 5s worth P34,000; one Canon DSLR camera worth US$3,000; one Nike Bag worth P800; assorted jewelries worth P150,000; one iPod; one Nokia cellphone; and P800 cash.
The suspects barged into the rented apartment of Mary Frelyn Mallaley, 44, and Mary Sharmaine Reyson, 19, while they were taking breakfast, poked their guns at the two victims and declared the heist, Ugale said.
8 Jul 2014 - Pangilinan to lead inauguration of new KDF buildingPAMPANGA -- Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan is expected to attend the inauguration of the new building of the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) in Bacolor, which is expected to help boost the free medical services offered by the non-government group, a KDF trustee said.
KDF Trustee Sylvia Ordonez said the new building will be inaugurated on July 14 and will be named MVP Building after its donor. The building was donated by Pangilinan and the PLDT-SMART-Foundation (PSF) to KDF.
8 Jul 2014 - 17 Pampanga villages prone to storm surgePAMPANGA -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMC) said that at least 17 villages in four towns of Pampanga have been identified as prone to a storm surge.
Angie Blanco, PDRRMO executive director, said the villages were identified during the Hazards Mapping for Effective Community-Based Disaster Risk Mitigation (Ready Project) of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC).
8 Jul 2014 - San Fernando, Dole kick-off JobStart PH programPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando and the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon Office on Tuesday kicked off the registration of the JobStart Philippines program at Waltermart Mall here.
JobStart, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Canada, with technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank will run until July 16. It encourages young Fernandinos aged 18 to 24 years old to participate in the program aimed at assisting unemployed youth in looking for decent jobs through lectures on career decisions, technical and life skills, among others.
8 Jul 2014 - Capitol gives ‘binatog’ vendors nego-cartsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga distributed negocarts to 11 ambulant "binatog" vendors from Barangay Sto. Rosario in Candaba.
A simple turnover ceremony held at Pampanga Capitol on Monday was headed by Board Member Ricardo Yabut, Public Employment Service (Peso) provincial manager Luningning Vergara, Manpower Training Center officer in charge Francis Maslog and Sto. Rosario barangay captain Domingo Paguinto.
8 Jul 2014 - CSC confers excellence awards to 5 Land Bank branchesPAMPANGA -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has conferred the Citizen’s Satisfaction Seal of Excellence Award to the branches of Land Bank of the Philippines in the cities of Balanga, Gapan, City of San Fernando and Malolos (Plaza) as well as in Capas, Tarlac.
The branches, represented by their managers, each received a wall-mountable glass seal and P100,000 cash reward from CSC Commissioner Robert Martinez, Regional Director Myna Macatangay, and Deputy Regional Director Carlos Rabang in a ceremony held recently.
7 Jul 2014 - BFAR: Pampanga PH’s top producer of tilapia, sugpoPAMPANGA -- Pampanga remains the country's top producer of tilapia and sugpo (prawn) and it is number two in mudcrab production, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said.
This was announced by BFAR Regional Director Remedios Ongtangco during the two-day orientation on different programs of various line agencies of the National Government held at Golden Pavillion, Fontana, inside the Clark Freeport Zone over the weekend, which was attended by Governor Lilia Pineda, department heads of the Provincial Government and the 149 village chiefs of the fourth district of Pampanga.
7 Jul 2014 - Monday ‘bonding’ for elderly starts at SM Pampanga, DowntownPAMPANGA -- Senior citizens started Monday their first “bonding” at SM City Pampanga as the City Government here headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago launched “Libreng Sine Para sa Senior Citizens” or the program that allows elders to watch movies for free at any of the mall's six cinemas, as well as four movie houses at SM City San Fernando Downtown.
Councilor Harvey Quiwa, who sponsored the resolution under the Senior Citizens Act, said senior citizens are accorded the privilege and would just have to present their senior citizen’s card or Fernandino Access Card for them to watch any movie of their choice every Monday during a certain film's first screening.
7 Jul 2014 - DHVTSU to host ‘Bangon Bayan’ exhibitPAMPANGA -- THE Bureau of Communications Services (BCS), an agency under the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), will launch its new photo exhibit entitled Bangon Bayan: A Photo Exhibit Celebrating Filipino Resilience on July 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) in Bacolor, Pampanga.
PCOO Undersecretary for Legislative, Policy and Legal Affairs Jess Anthony Yu will grace the ribbon-cutting ceremony on behalf of PCOO Secretary Sonny Coloma. The photo exhibit will run at the DHVTSU until July 17, 2014.
7 Jul 2014 - Guv to cops: Beat the criminals’ lawyersCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda challenged the graduating class of Pampanga police officers to apply the knowledge and skills they gained in their Criminal Investigation Course (CIC), during the closing ceremony held at Fontana in Clark Freeport, over the weekend.
“Reinforce crime investigation and defeat the lawyers of the criminals who deserve to be in jail,” she told the CIC class 247 -14.
7 Jul 2014 - Taskforce Kaayusan Para sa Kaunlaran launchedPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago announced during Monday's flag ceremony the creation of Taskforce Kaayusan para sa Kaunlaran [TKPK], the city’s newest team that will maintain the cleanliness and orderliness along the city’s major thoroughfares.
“Ang grupong ito ang titiyak na malinis ang ating mga kalsada. Trabaho din nila na siguraduhin na lahat ng ating mga batas ukol sa kalinisan at kapaligiran ay naipapatupad,” said Santiago.
6 Jul 2014 - Cops seize stolen statuesPAMPANGA -- The police here were able to recover 12 pieces of religious statues and two alleged relics from a relative of Jeffrey Quintos, the prime suspect in the recent theft of two ivory images at the Saint James the Apostle Parish in Guagua town recently.
Operatives of the Santa Rita Police conducted a follow-up investigation at Barangay San Basilio here for the possible arrest of Quintos' cohorts.
6 Jul 2014 - Arayat, DILG join e-AlkanSSSyaPAMPANGA -- The Municipality of Arayat became the first local government unit in Pampanga to join the Social Security System's (SSS) ‘e-AlkanSSSya’ program.
The memorandum of agreement was signed last month by Mayor Emmanuel “Bon” Alejandrino and SSS Pampanga Branch head Corita Gaduang.
6 Jul 2014 - Capitol donates truck to DSWDPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga has turned over a service vehicle to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in a ceremony held at Travellers Hotel in Subic Bay recently.
DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, together with DSWD Central Luzon director Adelina Apostol, received the truck from Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda.
6 Jul 2014 - Grade 3 textbooks won't be delivered soonMABALACAT CITY -- Grade three pupils of Mabalacat Elementary School (MES) will have to wait a little longer for the new textbooks in the K to 12 format.
MES Principal Alma Pineda said according to their superintendent, “funds are already available” for the printing.
6 Jul 2014 - Pecson-Lacson for 2016?PAMPANGA -- Magalang Mayor Romulo “Romy” Pecson has confirmed that a former ally and incumbent official here are wooing him to be his running mate in the 2016 elections.
Pecson, who will seek reelection in the next polls, said the camp of incumbent Vice Mayor Norman Lacson recently sent an emissary to reunite the two officials’ forces.
6 Jul 2014 - Cop falls prey to Akyat Bahay gangANGELES CITY -- The Akyat Bahay gang robbed the boarding house of a police officer in Barangay Sto. Domingo, Angeles City and carted away his issued firearms and personal belongings over the weekend.
In a report here, Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police chief, said Police Officer-1 Richard Labasan, presently assigned at the Angeles City Public Safety Company reported that his boarding house was ransacked by unidentified robbers.
6 Jul 2014 - POPCOM3 to join commemoration of 2014 World Population DayPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Population Region III (POPCOM3) will join the worldwide observation of the 2014 World Population Day (WPD) this July 11.
In a statement, POPCOM 3 said that they plan to observe the annual WPD by "holding different activities and campaigns that focus on adolescents" as it goes with this year's theme of "Investing in Young People."
6 Jul 2014 - Sto. Tomas police gets computer sets from bizmenPAMPANGA -- The Sto. Tomas police station has received at least three sets of computers from businessmen here to help in the operations of the station.
Sto. Tomas Municipal Police Station Chief Inspector John Clark said that they continue to strengthen links with local stakeholders. He added that the continuing trust of the local business sector here is manifested in the recent donations to the police station.
5 Jul 2014 - Pampanga execs urged: ‘Regulate frog catching’PAMPANGA -- Frogs, which are available in large quantities during the rainy season, are being caught for a living usually by farmers and fishermen.
The amphibian specie is considered as exotic food like “betute,” “tinola” and “adobo” that are native Kapampangan foods are also the nemesis of mosquitoes.
5 Jul 2014 - DPWH vows support to LGUs’ lighting projectPAMPANGA -- A top official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Luzon has vowed to support the lighting program of local government units (LGus) along the MacArthur Highway.
DPWH Central Luzon Director Antonio Molano Jr said his office has pledged full cooperation with LGUs and agencies concerned over the public clamor for a well-lighted national highway.
5 Jul 2014 - AUFMC inaugurates new cardio imaging systemANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation Medical Center (AUFMC) in collaboration with HB Calleja National Heart Institute, blessed and inaugurated the newly acquired GE Innova 2100 IQ (Optima Edition) Cardiovascular Imaging System for the AUFMC Catheterization Laboratory last June 11 in Angeles City.
The event was led by AUFMC president and CEO Atty. Gabriel Martin L. Angeles, HB Calleja, NHI president and CEO Dr. Jan Denton Chua, AUFMC Medical Director Dr. Ma. Lourdes G. Lagunilla, Cardiovascular Institute Director Dr. Edgardo S. Timbol, Section of Cardiology Training Officer Dr. Gabriel Jocson III and Invasive Cardiology Division Chief Dr. Angelito Medina.
5 Jul 2014 - Gov't agencies told to impose price control on agri commoditiesPAMPANGA -- House committee on food security chair Representative Agapito Guanlao is calling on government agencies to impose price control on prime agricultural products.
Guanlao said that members of the committee on agriculture and food and the special committee on food security unanimously approved the immediate filing of a Joint Resolution urging government agencies concerned to impose price controls or suggested retail price (SRP) on basic and prime agricultural commodities.
5 Jul 2014 - San Fernando distributes educational aid to 2,000 studentsPAMPANGA -- More than 2,000 Fernandino students received grants for their college education from Mayor Edwin Santiago during the distribution of Educational Scholarship Assistance Program (ESAP) held at Heroes Hall on Friday.
"This is in line with our desire to give as many young Fernandinos as possible the opportunity to experience quality education," said Santiago.
4 Jul 2014 - Exec: No politics in ‘hacienda row’PAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz denied Friday that Porac officials "have a hand" in the on-going land dispute in Hacienda Dolores.
The mayor's reaction came after reports that the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City will now secure and maintain peace and order in the hacienda due to alleged involvement and influence of local politicians.
4 Jul 2014 - Santiago mulls master plan for San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago of this city said Wednesday that he wants a master development plan to sustain the capital's growth.
During a forum with media, Santiago said that the master plan will include three to five-year short and five to 15-year medium term development time frames aligned with public-private partnerships or PPP.
4 Jul 2014 - San Fernando GAD to conduct more women empowerment seminarsPAMPANGA -- The Gender and Development (GAD) Council of the City of San Fernando will conduct more seminars on empowerment to entice Fernandinas to participate more on barangay and government concerns.
GAD focal person Amalia Catacutan said they are strengthening the women sector here by conducting free seminars and trainings especially on their ability to govern.
4 Jul 2014 - PRO3 holds earthquake drillsPAMPANGA -- As part of its continuing efforts to address natural disasters and calamities, the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) recently conducted an earthquake drill and simulation to help prepare PNP personnel and other employees for an earthquake, in line with the simultaneous earthquake drills nationwide.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO3 director, said the activity was held to understand when there is an earthquake it is safest to drop to the ground, find cover and hold on.
4 Jul 2014 - Drug store held-up by gunmenTwo unidentified armed men held-up recently a drug store along Sto. Rosario Street, Angeles City and carted away at least P150,000 cash.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said Manson Drug Store located at Sto. Rosario Street was about to close when two suspects armed with a gun of an unknown caliber appeared.
4 Jul 2014 - Bus passengers panic due to ticking clock in packageSUBIC BAY -- Passengers and bus personnel panicked after an alleged ticking clock with an alleged bomb suspected to be inside Victory Liner Shipping Section in Olongapo City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Pedrito Reyes, Olongapo City police director, said that Victory Liner Security Supervisor, Officer-In-Charge and a certain Parilla reported to police the alleged bomb.
4 Jul 2014 - Jobstart PH will prioritize young adultsPAMPANGA -- The Public Employment and Services Office (Peso) here said it will give employment priority to young adults in the implementation of Jobstart Philippines.
Emerlinda Dizon, Peso Training and Internship officer, said the top priority of Jobstart is to help individuals aged 18 to 24 land the right jobs and find the appropriate fields for them.
3 Jul 2014 - Lawmaker wants smuggled rice relinquished to NFAPAMPANGA -- House committee on food security chair Agapito Guanlao has called on the National Government to direct the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to relinquish jurisdiction over about 50,000 metric tons of smuggled rice to the National Food Authority (NFA) to help in abating the rising prices of rice in the market.
Guanlao said the smuggled rice seized some eight months ago could help in the rice sufficiency program of the government.
3 Jul 2014 - Exec: Pelco 2 envisions ‘zero brownout’MABALACAT CITY -- A top official of the Pampanga 2 Electric Cooperative (Pelco 2) said that the electric cooperative's management is envisioning "zero brownout" in its service areas.
Pelco 2 general manager Amador Guevarra issued the statement during a meeting with members of the city council on Wednesday.
3 Jul 2014 - Dole to help firms comply with labor lawsPAMPANGA -- "Please allow us to help you comply with labor laws." said Department of Labor and Employment Central Luzon (Dole) Central Luzon Regional Director Ana Dione as she met more than 200 company representatives comprised of owners, managers and human resource managers/practitioners from 120 industries in Pampanga during Thursday's orientation on Department Order 131-13, or the "Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS)," at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city.
"We've started embarking on the rounds of orientations on D.O. 131-13 here in Central Luzon because this is one of the major policy reforms under the leadership of Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, wherein reforms were extensively made in the implementation of the Secretary’s visitorial power, specifically, labor inspection," Dione said.
3 Jul 2014 - JobStart PHL in San Fernando starts July 8PAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) and the City Government of San Fernando are inviting young Fernandinos aged 18 to 24 years old to participate in JobStart Philippines program at Waltermart Mall on July 8 to 16.
JobStart, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Canada, is a program aimed to assist unemployed youth in looking for decent jobs through lectures on career decisions, technical and life skills, among others.
3 Jul 2014 - Provincial board okays forced evacuation lawPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Board (PB) headed by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda has passed an ordinance prescribing the guidelines on the implementation of forced evacuation in the province's two cities and 19 municipalities as a resort when disasters or calamities strike.
Ordinance 605, an act “prescribing the guidelines on the implementation of forced evacuation in any component city or municipality in the Province of Pampanga as a resort when a disaster or emergency has been declared and danger of loss of lives is imminent within their area of jurisdiction providing penalties for non-compliance therefore and for other purposes,” was sponsored by all members of the PB and approved by Governor Lilia Pineda.
3 Jul 2014 - Council wants more negokarts for folksPAMPANGA -- An official of the Mexico Municipal Social Welfare and Development Council here wants the Municipal Government to allot more funds for the production of more rolling carts or "negokarts" as assistance to the less fortunate and aspiring entrepreneurs of the town.
According to MSWDC officer Jeanette DS Lacson, the project is in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment.
3 Jul 2014 - 20 nabbed for rebranding NFA rice to commercial gradePAMPANGA -- At least 20 persons were arrested by police while in the act of switching of government or National Food Authority (NFA) rice into commercial brands in a raid in a warehouse in Barangay Abangan Sur, Marilao, Bulacan, Thursday morning.
Senior Superintendent Ferdinand Divina, Officer-In-Charge of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, said that combined operatives of the Bulacan Criminal Investigation and Detection Team and Marilao Police swooped down on the warehouse owned by couple Roberto and Regina and Regina Paulenco.
3 Jul 2014 - SM CSF Downtown hosts medical, dental missionPAMPANGA -- The SM City San Fernando Downtown's yearly medical and dental mission was held early this week led by SM Foundation Inc., and in collaboration with the City of San Fernando Health Office and Watsons.
The mission was held at the 6th level of the said mall with the theme "Gamot para sa Kapwa".
2 Jul 2014 - Church treasures recovered; police arrest suspected thiefPAMPANGA -- Parishioners of Santiago Apostol Parish in Guagua's Betis District here can now breathe a sigh of relief as joint efforts of the Caloocan and Guagua police led to the recovery of the recently stolen century-old images of the Nuestra dela Consolacion y Correa and Sto. Nino and the arrest of one suspect.
Parish Pastoral Council president Banjo Serrano told the Northern Caloocan police led by Police Superintendent Bernard Tambaoan turned over, on the eve of July 1, suspect Jeffrey Quintos; 29, a resident of Barangay San Jose in Macabebe town, after found to be in possession of the stolen Sto. Nino. The suspect was arrested along Bonifacio Monument Circle (Monumento) in Caloocan City. The suspect was allegedly in the act of selling the image.
2 Jul 2014 - Capitol, Mabalacat RPT ‘war’ loomsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government and the City of Mabalacat are at loggerheads over the issue of real property tax after the passage of a related ordinance by the city council that challenges the province's control over it.
If push comes to shove, according to a reliable source from Capitol, the province might bring the matter to the court.
2 Jul 2014 - Guv to cops: ‘Perform better’PAMPANGA -- Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda met Wednesday the various chiefs-of-police in the different towns of Pampanga urging them to improve their performance particularly in the implementation of anti-drug programs and arrest of suspects.
This came as Pineda said that the local police should give back the Provincial Government's support on their programs with actual results that translate in the resolution of criminal cases and the reduction of crime incidences.
2 Jul 2014 - Angeles council: Stop illegal collection of passway feeANGELES CITY -- The city council has asked the executive department of the local government to conduct an investigation regarding the illegal collection of passway fees on quarry trucks along the circumferential road in Barangay Cutcut here.
The city council, through a resolution passed on Tuesday, asked Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, to stop all stations within the territorial jurisdiction of the city that allegedly exact road users tax.
2 Jul 2014 - Capitol hospitals net P12-M from PhilHealth’s point of carePAMPANGA -- With the PhilHealth contribution of P10,915,200 of the Provincial Government for its Point of Care (POC) program, sponsoring at least 4,548 indigent beneficiaries, the Capitol’s provincial and 10 district hospitals collected P25,454,802.47, or a total net income of P12,573,612.83.
Michelle Lopez, POC coordinator of the Provincial Government, announced that the provincial board approved anew at least P10-million to enroll more indigent Kapampangan patients who are previously non-Philhealth members, admitted to the hospitals of the Capitol.
2 Jul 2014 - Angeles council to treasurer: Release P1,000 allowance of policemenANGELES CITY -- Members of the city council here have asked the city treasurer's office to release the P1,000 allowance given to each personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) assigned in this city.
This was gleaned in a resolution the city council passed on Tuesday supporting the appeal of the policemen, jail officers, and firemen to the Commission on Audit (COA) to release their monthly allowances.
2 Jul 2014 - CDRRMC: ‘How safe is your house?’PAMPANGA -- San Fernando's City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and the City Engineer’s Office launched on Wednesday the survey "How safe is my house?" at the Heroes Hall.
The survey funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency is a "vulnerability" checklist of assessing the stability and strength of infrastructures such as houses, schools and other buildings when earthquakes hit the city.
2 Jul 2014 - Lazatin champions salary hike for day care workersANGELES CITY – "Our day care workers play an integral part in the development of our children and it is only fitting that we show them our sincere gratitude."
Thus, said Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. during the City Council's Regular Session last July 1 where he filed a resolution calling for a P5,000 increase in the salaries of all day care workers in the city.
2 Jul 2014 - MDRRMO, BFP team up for disaster preventionPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and Bureau of Fire Protection in this town held Wednesday an earthquake and fire drill at Pandacaqui Don Jesus Gonzales High School.
The said event is in accordance with the National Government's directive in conducting simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill for the observance of disaster consciousness month.
2 Jul 2014 - New York-based diplomats cite photo exhibit of local scribeCLARK FREEPORT -- The celebration of the so-called Filipino-American Friendship day in this former US military facility kicked off Tuesday with a display of images about New York City and the United Nations at the SM City mall here.
This, as top Filipino diplomats based in the Big Apple sent their greetings to the organizers of “I Love New York” photo exhibit of journalist Noel G. Tulabut who has covered the United Nations General Assembly as columnist of Sun.Star Pampanga since 2005.
1 Jul 2014 - Pineda lauds Singson for Cupang dike rehabPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda lauded Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson for the timely completion of the setback levee here.
The rehabilitation of the breached dike included slope protection with steel sheet piles along the Apalit-Arayat setback levee in the Barangay Cupang section of the Pampanga River.
1 Jul 2014 - ECC reaches out to uniformed men, womenPAMPANGA -- With the need to “stretch the arms of social protection benefit schemes” for workers in Central Luzon, the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), in coordination with the Philippine National Police – Pampanga Police Office and the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Office 3, recently held an information campaign on its flagship program Employees’ Compensation Program (ECP) at the Philippine National Police (PNP) - Pampanga Provincial Police Office in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Dole Regional Director Ana Dione reported to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, through ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis, that the ECC Regional Extension Unit 3 (ECC REU-3) spearheaded the said information campaign, attended by 50 men and women in uniform of the PNP Pampanga Provincial Police Office.
1 Jul 2014 - PNP to ensure peace, order at Hacienda DoloresPAMPANGA -- The responsibility in the maintaining peace and order in Hacienda Dolores in Porac, Pampanga, will be handled by the Philippine National Police (PNP) national headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
This was the recommendation made during a recent meeting held at the Department of Interior and Local Government-National Police Commission center between the Aniban ng Nagkakaisang Mamayan ng Hacienda Dolores (Aniban) and LLL Holdings Inc., the land developer.
1 Jul 2014 - SM CSF Downtown welcomes Little Miss PH EarthPAMPANGA -- SM City San Fernando Downtown welcomed the homecoming of Little Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Maria Bernadette Datu recently.
Datu returned to SM City San Fernando Downtown, the place where she auditioned for the pageant.
1 Jul 2014 - DENR asks execs: Make Mt. Arayat a ‘no build zone’PAMPANGA -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) called on Governor Lilia Pineda and Arayat Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino to impose a "No Build Zone" policy along the perimeter of the Mt. Arayat National Park protected area following the recent landslide incidents here.
The recommendation came after the assessment was made by Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) chief Engr. Rommel Santiago and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) chief geologist Engr. Noel Lacadin.
1 Jul 2014 - Capitol nets P177.7-M in quarry fees for 1st semesterPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) and Kapampangan A Lulugud At Matapat (Kalam) reported Tuesday that the Capitol has generated P177,720,000 in quarry fees for the first semester of 2014.
Documents furnished by PGENR officer Engr. Art Punsalan show that revenues for the first semester of this year peaked in May with P31,720,000 and March, with collections of P30,680,000. In January, fees were recorded at P29,280,000; P28,720,000 in February; P29,140,000 in April; and closed the semester with P28,180,000 in June.
1 Jul 2014 - Aquino lauds air forceCLARK FREEPORT -- President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday extolled the performance of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as colorful and significant for managing to accomplish and discharge their functions despite limited resources.
During the air force's 67th anniversary rites themed "Soar High PAF for Peace, Freedom, and Development" at the Haribon Hangar here, President Aquino cited the contributions of the PAF in international assistance including the wars in Korea and Congo, as well as its successful defense of Zamboanga City against rogue elements.
30 Jun 2014 - Guv seeks farmers' help in environmental drivePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda over the weekend sought the help of farmers in protecting the environment by ridding waterways and irrigation of improperly disposed garbage and to go organic in their farmlands as well.
During the induction of the new officers of the Provincial Agricultural and Fisheries Council (PAFC) at Capitol, the governor said that farmers play an important role in protecting the environment and assisting in the Provincial Government's solid waste management program.
30 Jun 2014 - 38 Marian images on exhibit this SeptemberPAMPANGA -- Some 38 images of the Virgin Mary will be on exhibit at the Sta. Rita de Casia Parish in commemoration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary this September 8, a celebration held most dear by Marian devotees here and by the Roman Catholic community.
The event is part of the yearly Marian Exhibit in the town that brings together different religious art enthusiasts, religious art collectors and devotees.
30 Jun 2014 - AUF hospital upgrades heart instituteANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation Medical Center (AUFMC), in collaboration with HB Calleja National Heart Institute, has upgraded its heart institute by inaugurating the newly acquired GE Innova 2100 IQ (Optima Edition) Cardiovascular Imaging System of the hospital's catheterization laboratory.
The event was led by AUFMC President and Chief Executive Officer Lawyer Gabriel Martin Angeles, HB Calleja NHI president and CEO Dr. Jan Denton Chua, AUFMC Medical Director Dr. Maria Lourdes Lagunilla, Cardiovascular Institute Director Dr. Edgardo Timbol, Section of Cardiology Training Officer Dr. Gabriel Jocson III, and Invasive Cardiology Division Chief Dr. Angelito Medina.
30 Jun 2014 - Youth environment camp heldPAMPANGA -- The San Fernando City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro), together with Mother Earth Foundation, held a youth environment camp at Pampanga High School last Friday and Saturday.
The Youth Environment Camp aims to make the youth aware of environment issues and possible contributions to improve and rehabilitate natural resources.
30 Jun 2014 - Farmers: Carp a 'man-made catastrophe'MABALACAT CITY -- The Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson (AMGL) and the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Central Luzon (Bayan -CL) said the implementation of the Republic Act 6657 or Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp), and Republic Act 9700 or Carp Extension with Reforms (Carper) is not just a historical failure but a man-made catastrophe to farmers in the region.
The groups also stressed that the Carp law deserves a natural death.
28 Jun 2014 - DA wants farmers’ feedbackPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon Office here recently urged farmers to give them feedback on the agency’s programs to find out if they are displacing needed labor or affecting yield.
Speaking before members of the Pampanga Provincial Agriculture and Fisheries Council (PAFC) at Capitol on Thursday, DA Central Luzon Director Andrew Villacorta cited the programs as combined harvesting where the three separate operations of reaping, threshing, and winnowing are combined into a single process; post harvest technology; self-sufficiency; and climate change mitigation projects.
28 Jun 2014 - Governor lauds CLTV 36 talent searchPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda lauded the Laus Group-owned regional network CLTV 36 for its “Star Mill: Central Luzon Star Search,” which hones Kapampangan talents and gives contestants opportunities to be in the big league entertainment scene.
During the Kapampangan contestants’ courtesy call at Capitol on Thursday, Governor Pineda said that CLTV 36’s talent search is an important avenue for aspirants to join the ranks of Central Luzon’s prominent showbiz names like Lea Salonga, Brillante Mendoza, Vilma Santos, Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, and Apl de Ap.
28 Jun 2014 - Porac adopts dike as 'green haven'PAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac has launched a program adopting the Porac portion of the FVR Megadike for greening and cleanliness program.
Porac Vice-Mayor Dexter David said that the program was made possible through the effort of the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Porac Unit headed by Ma. Melba Malit. The program adopts Mega-dike Manibaug Area for continuous tree planting efforts.
28 Jun 2014 - DOLE cites mid-year achievementsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment Central Luzon Office (DOLE-3) headed by Director Ana Dione in a statement on Friday disclosed the agency’s accomplishments and gains for the first semester of 2014.
During the 2014 PESO Mid-Year Planning Assessment held at Subic Bay Freeport, Dione reported to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that the P8 million livelihood assistance under the DoLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), covering developmental programs such as the DOLE Nego Karts, Kabuhayan Starter KITS, TUPAD, DOLE-DOST Convergence Program, Youth Employment Service (YES), and Workers Income Augmentation Program (WIN-AP), benefited some 3,466 marginalized individuals comprised of farmers, ambulant vendors, housewives, working youths, persons with disabilities, and other informal workers.
28 Jun 2014 - Hundreds benefit from dental missionPAMPANGA -- Hundreds of indigents from Barangay Lara in San Fernando benefited from a recent dental mission conducted by the City Health Office of San Fernando and the village council.
During the mission, check-ups and free dental services such as tooth extraction were conducted.
28 Jun 2014 - 3 nabbed for illegal drugs in Sto. TomasPAMPANGA -- Police operatives, under the supervision of town police Chief John Clark, arrested three suspects in a buy-bust operation the other day at Barangay Moras Dela Paz for alleged possession of illegal drugs.
A police report here said that the operation resulted in the arrest of three male suspects identified as Eric Tiamzon, 43; Glenn Capili, 37; and Michael Naguit, 28, all residents of Dolores Crossing, 6th St. Looban in the City of San Fernando.
28 Jun 2014 - CSF convenes water boardPAMPANGA -- The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) together with other government officials convened the City of San Fernando Water Resources Management Board (CSFWRMB) at the City Hall here last Friday.
The CSFWRMB is responsible for maintaining the rehabilitation of the San Fernando River and other water resources like ground and surface waters.
28 Jun 2014 - CSF awards models in solid waste managementPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago and Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, together with officials of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office recently awarded model groups and villages for their best practices on ecological solid waste management.
In simple ceremonies at Heroes Hall, cited as model schools were Pampanga High School, St. Scholastica's Academy, San Juan South Elementary School, St. Vincent of Quebiawan Integrated School and Nuestra Senora Del Pilar Integrated School.
28 Jun 2014 - Village preps for rains, floodsANGELES CITY – Barangay Pandan headed by Chairman Jerry Alejandrino in this city has started preparing for the rainy season and impending flooding.
Village councilman Bernardo Villavicencio said that Alejandrino has already initiated sandbagging operations to let avert flooding in the barangay in the midst of the on-going rehabilitation and widening of the Pandan-Magalang Road which the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) would be “finished ahead of schedule.”
27 Jun 2014 - Senator backs CRK twinning with NAIACLARK FREEPORT -- Senator Alan Peter Cayetano supports the concept of a dual airport system involving Clark International Airport (CRK) and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
In a speech at the 44th general membership meeting of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) at Widus Hotel here Thursday, Cayetano urged businessmen and other stakeholders in the province to push for a clear plan for the Clark airport under the current administration.
27 Jun 2014 - Maimpis village is San Fernando waste segregation champPAMPANGA -- Two-year champion Barangay Maimpis again bested other contenders from this city's 35 villages, making it the first hall of fame awardee in the waste segregation and solid waste management.
Maimpis topped barangays Telebastagan and Sta. Lucia in the large population category, while Barangay Alasas was best in the small population category, with the villages of Dela Paz Sur and Juliana in the second and third places respectively during the search for model the community on ecological solid waste management program held at Heroes Hall last Thursday.
27 Jun 2014 - Lapid registers as voterANGELES CITY -- Senator Lito Lapid on Thursday transferred his voter's registration here where he allegedly will seek the mayoral post, or run as district representative in the 2016 elections.
Lapid underwent the voter's registration process, from submitting the necessary documents for transfer to biometrics to become a registered voter of Angeles City.
27 Jun 2014 - Abaya to CIAC: Follow NAIA’s leadCLARK FREEPORT -- Transportation and Communications Secretary Jun Abaya has instructed the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) and other airport authorities to follow the lead of Manila International Airport Authority's (MIAA) move to incorporate terminal fees in passengers' airline tickets upon purchase for less queuing time at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
"We want to improve passenger convenience at all our airports, not just through infrastructure and facilities upgrades, but also through more efficient business processes. I have asked the other airport authorities to follow MIAA’s lead," said Abaya.
27 Jun 2014 - Central Luzon farmers exploitedMABALACAT CITY -- Farmers in Central Luzon are exploited because the government failed to implement a genuine land reform program.
This was the statement issued by farmers belonging to the Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson (AMGL) and multi-sectoral groups under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Central Luzon (Bayan).
27 Jun 2014 - Used car dealer victimized by ‘buyers’MABALACAT CITY -- A student engaged in buying and selling of used cars was victimized by a prospective buyer in Barangay Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO), said that Dan Joseph Navarias, 24, student of Holy Angel University and a resident of Goldenland Subdivision, Barangay Mabiga, was negotiating with two prospective buyers, an unidentified female wearing sando, checkered shorts about 25-years-old and unidentified man wearing a red t-shirt, black shorts and slippers at their shop.
27 Jun 2014 - Police still clueless on the slaying of DangananPAMPANGA -- Police are still clueless on the slaying of a close-in aide of Bacolor Mayor Jomar Hizon.
Chief Inspector Danilo Gallano, Bacolor police chief, said a police team is still conducting an investigation and gathering evidence and witnesses on the killing of Danny Mar Danganan, former municipal and barangay councilor.
26 Jun 2014 - Big time drug pusher killed, cohort injuredPAMPANGA -- A big time drug pusher was killed and his cohort injured after their motorcycle accidentally hit an electric post during a brief chased conducted by operatives of the Anti-Illegal Drugs along Henson Street, Barangay Sta. Teresita, Angeles City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police acting provincial director, identified the suspects as Pascam Muhaiman, alias Sam, a resident of Balanga, Bataan; and Joseph Christina Matitu, 26, of Barangay Calantas, Floridablanca, Pampanga.
26 Jun 2014 - Police officer collared for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- A police officer and his cohort were arrested while about to deliver prohibited drugs in a restaurant in Paniqui, Tarlac, Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, officer-in-charge of Tarlac Police Provincial Office, identified those arrested as Police Officer 3 Emmerson Garcia, presently assigned at the Paniqui Police Station and Dennis Navarro, a resident of Paniqui town.
26 Jun 2014 - 4 shabu pushers arrestedPAMPANGA -- Four suspected shabu pushers were arrested in a buy-bust operation at Northville 14, Barangay Calulut, City of San Fernando on Thursday.
Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, city chief of police, identified those arrested as Edwin Baluyut, Reynaldo Biliwang, Ernesto Castro, and Elsie Biliwang, all residents of the said barangay.
26 Jun 2014 - Police arrest 3 KoreansANGELES CITY -- Three Koreans were arrested by policemen for rape, acts of lasciviousness and illegal possession of drugs during a rescue operation at Wild Orchids resort in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugule, Angeles City police director, identified those arrested suspects as Moonhyo Baek, 45, Yun Mook Park, 42, and Byoung Woong, 43, all Korean nationals temporarily billeted at Wild Orchids Resort located along Santos Street, Barangay Balibago.
26 Jun 2014 - PHS best in solid waste managementPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga High School (PHS) was awarded as best school for its ecological solid waste management during the Search for the Model Barangay at the Heroes Hall last Wednesday.
PHS was recognized by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office and Mother Earth Foundation for its clean school environment and the implementation of waste segregation in the campus.
26 Jun 2014 - Hundreds grab opportunities in Central Luzon job searchPAMPANGA -- The Central Luzon Job Search marked Friday its first job fair here, offering hundreds of opportunities to more Kapampangans after its job fair in Angeles City.
"We want to generate job opportunities for Kapampangans because I am a Kapampangan myself. We wanted to generate jobs for everyone in Angeles, San Fernando and for those who also want to be employed in Metro Manila," said jobs fair head organizer Wilmer Carreon.
25 Jun 2014 - Guv cited for supporting forensic sciencePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda was honored with a civilian award by the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the kick-off ceremony of the celebration of the 69th founding anniversary of the Crime Laboratory Group held in Camp Crame, Quezon City last Monday.
The governor's chief of staff, former Board Member Olga Frances David-Dizon who represented the Pampanga local chief executive, said the civilian award was conferred to Governor Pineda for her relentless support to scene of the crime operations, crime laboratory and forensic science that empowers the criminal justice system.
25 Jun 2014 - Capitol, police boost drive vs crimePAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga and the Pampanga police office have strengthened the fight against crimes following the launch of an enhanced tactical course targeting motorcycle-riding criminals.
During the launching of the "Tactical Motorcycle Riding Crash Course" at the Pampanga Provincial Police here, Board Member Rosve Henson said that Capitol and the PPPO led by Senior Superintendent Marlon Valdez Madrid agreed to continuously train policemen and officers in stopping criminals using motorcycles in their illegal trade.
25 Jun 2014 - ACDRRMC holds WASH trainingANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (ACDRRMC) recently held the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergencies training and seminar for barangay councils at the Angeles City Library Conference Hall.
According to ACDRRMC head Rochelle Aguilar, the training was meant to prepare teams for sanitation and hygiene measures to be implemented in evacuation centers.
25 Jun 2014 - San Fernando joins Arbor Day celebrationPAMPANGA -- The City Government here headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago together and Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin planted hundreds of trees in celebration of Arbor Day in Barangay Lara Wednesday morning.
According to Senior Environmental Management Specialist Marilen Malabanan, the tree planting aims to prevent the worsening climate change, which she noted is a major problem facing the world today.
25 Jun 2014 - SM City Clark hosts exhibit for Kapampangan artistCLARK FREEPORT -- SM City Clark hosted a tribute exhibit honoring the contributions of artist Juan C. Flores in the field of Kapampangan art at the event center yesterday.
The exhibit, which features the works of Flores, was formally opened to the public by SM Vice President for Marketing Millie Dizon, Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky-Vega Cabigting and the late artist's son Daniel Flores.
25 Jun 2014 - Police train Sta. Ana BPATsPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Police on Tuesday conducted a seminar-workshop for the Sta. Ana Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPAT) to enhance their capabilities in community crime fighting.
During the seminar-workshop held at Shuttle Pro Grill and Resto Bar in Barangay San Juan, this town, Deputy Provincial Director for Administration Superintendent Alexander Mariano recognized the role of the BPATs and their importance as an added force to the Philippine National Police (PNP).
24 Jun 2014 - Flying eye hospital in Clark for missionCLARK FREEPORT -- The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital on Monday landed in Clark International Airport (CRK) for a two-week eye care mission.
The mission, which will run from June 23 to July 4, is sponsored by FedEx Express, and includes an intensive training for technology transfer for ophthalmologists in Pampanga and other parts of Central Luzon.
24 Jun 2014 - Pangilinan to host business meeting in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan is set to host a meeting with the business sector and local stakeholders in the province in a bid to possibly identify development projects and infrastructural developments here.
The business meeting is set on July 14. Details of which are being facilitated by the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF), a non-government social service organization.
24 Jun 2014 - Recyclers spend P500,000 on Clark hazardous wasteCLARK FREEPORT -- A total of P524,408 was spent by accredited waste collectors of recyclable and hazardous waste materials at Clark Freeport.
This was learned recently during the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) 11th Annual Recyclables Collection Event (RCE) held at the CDC parking area.
24 Jun 2014 - Guv leads opening of culinary facilityPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Tuesday led the opening of the Capitol Culinary facility here that aims to promote Kapampangan culinary arts and food.
The dry run of the culinary operations was personally arranged and monitored by the governor.
24 Jun 2014 - MDRRMO gears up for disaster consciousness monthPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) of Mexico town is now gearing up for the upcoming National Disaster Consciousness Month in July.
MDRRM Officer Victor Sundiang said the municipal government has lined up different response, disaster and emergency trainings for their volunteers and workers.
24 Jun 2014 - Car thieves strike at Angeles mallANGELES CITY -- Even with tight security measures, thieves were able to steal a car parked at Marquee Mall in Angeles City last Sunday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said Noelito Serrano, 61, of Marisol Village, Barangay NInoy Aquino, Angeles City, reported to police authorities that his Mitsubishi Galant (WGV-371) was stolen after he, together with his his son parked their car at B2 parking lot at the said mall properly locked but unattended.
24 Jun 2014 - Barangay to install CCTVsPAMPANGA -- An official of Barangay Del Carmen in San Fernando on Tuesday said that the village council here plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTVs) cameras to monitor daily activities in the community.
The barangay, said barangay councilor Jayme Paras, aims to provide a more secure neighborhood for their constituents because its area is composed of different sitios and subdivisions as well.
24 Jun 2014 - Hausland launches ‘best choice’ packageANGELES CITY -- Hausland Development Corporation recently launched its "Best Choice" package during the inauguration of Timog Residences Barangay Pampang.
Hausland officials said that “Best Choice” aims to provide prospective homemakers and clients the best choices in terms of location, amenities, financing, environment, housing and style.
23 Jun 2014 - Hizon close aide gunned downPAMPANGA -- A 48-year-old close-in aide of Bacolor Mayor Jose Maria "Jomar" Hizon was shot dead by motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs) early morning Sunday at Barangay San Isidro in this town.
Chief Inspector Dan Gallano, Bacolor police chief, identified the victim as Danny Mar Danganan, former municipal and barangay councilor.
23 Jun 2014 - 250 patients benefit from Capitol missionPAMPANGA -- About 250 patients in Sta Ana benefitted from the medical mission initiated by Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice Governor Dennis Delta Pineda over the weekend.
At least 160 patients who had sebaceous cyst and nodular nontoxic goiters underwent surgical procedures during the medical mission.
23 Jun 2014 - Santiago delivers service on birthdayPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago chose to spent his birthday last Saturday by delivering much needed social services to Fernandinos.
Sans an extravagant and flashy celebration, the mayor instead led the city’s health team composed of doctors, nurses, midwives, health workers and volunteers in conducting a medical and dental mission for residents of Barangay San Pedro Cutud, the community where Santiago grew up.
23 Jun 2014 - DILG urges LCEs to prepare for El NiñoPAMPANGA -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon office headed by Director Florida Dijan urged local chief executives (LCEs) to join in preparing for the El Niño phenomenon.
Dijan, in a statement, said the call is in support to Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas III's issuance of Memorandum Circular 2014-70 dated June 10, 2014, which enjoins all provincial governors, city and municipal mayors to take pro-active actions in preparation for the adverse effects of the dry spell which may result to reduced rainfall and erratic typhoon cyclones.
23 Jun 2014 - SBMA tops free ports, eco-zones with P185-million dividendsSUBIC BAY -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) emerged as the highest dividends contributor among special economic zones in the country during the recent Dividends Day in Malacañang, an annual event recognizing government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) with the highest remittances.
SBMA remitted a total of P185 million to the National Treasury this year, the first time for the Subic agency after more than a decade.
23 Jun 2014 - CDRRMO prepares for National Disaster Consciousness MonthPAMPANGA -- The San Fernando City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) has been preparing for the upcoming National Disaster Consciousness Month in July.
National Disaster Consciousness Month is celebrated the whole month, with disaster response groups conducting training, seminars and drills that will enhance the preparedness in times of emergencies.
22 Jun 2014 - Set guidelines on waste-to-energy programs, DENR askedPAMPANGA -- Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) chief Art Punzalan is urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to set up guidelines on how to implement alternative "waste-to-energy programs."
Punzalan's call is in line with the law banning open waste dumping and the strict implementation of segregation measures.
22 Jun 2014 - Murder in Mountainview ACANGELES CITY -- Last night the raped and murdered body of a woman was found along corner Tarlac and Quezon St, Balibago.
The victim was identified by her sister as Roselyn Estrella residing in Tarlac street, Mountainview leaving behind an 8 year old daughter.
22 Jun 2014 - Autism detection seminar heldPAMPANGA -- The San Fernando City Social Welfare and Development Office conducted a seminar on early detection of autism at the Hereos Hall recently.
The seminar, dubbed Early Detection and Intervention Disability Seminar, focused on detection of symptoms of possible disability among the children through careful observation including diagnosis and handling of patients with the help of institutions.
22 Jun 2014 - Aquino adopted son of Sapang BiabasMABALACAT CITY -- The barangay council of Sapang Biabas here recently approved a resolution adopting City Councilor Gerald Guttrie Aquino as adopted son of the village.
Barangay chairman Rizalino Garcia and Councilmen Noel Rivera, Esteban Liwanag, Jesus Santos, Efren Mendiola, Alberto Rivera, Pepito Patio and Marissa Sanchez, during their 12th regular session, unanimously approved Resolution 18, series of 2014, "A Resolution Adopting Honorable Attorney Gerald Guttrie P. Aquino, City Councilor of Mabalacat as Adopted Son of Barangay Sapang Biabas, Mabalacat City, Pampanga".
22 Jun 2014 - Tattoo festival held in Santa Ana townPAMPANGA -- The Masbu Ink Tattoo together with the Pampanga Tattoo Artist Club held a tattoo feast titled "Makuleng Santiago" at the Sta. Ana covered court last Saturday.
The event aims to create understanding and awareness to society the importance and the meaning of having a tattoo and to display body arts and the talents of the different tattoo artists.
21 Jun 2014 - P49.2-M NPP loans benefit thousandsPAMPANGA -- Some P49.20 million has been released by the Provincial Government of Pampanga for its Negosyo King Panyulung Program (NPP) benefiting some 6,558 aspiring micro-entrepreneurs.
A statement from the Provincial Information Office said that the beneficiaries, who are members of different associations, received the said loans in a span of four years of the current administration.
21 Jun 2014 - BSP warns public on bogus solicitorsPAMPANGA -- An official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Pampanga warned the public against individuals posing as BSP officials who solicit sponsorships.
"The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas San Fernando branch in Pampanga warns the public against individuals and/or groups posing as BSP officials," Luzviminda Soriano, deputy director of the BSP here, said in a statement.
21 Jun 2014 - Angeles DRRMC ready for disastersANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) on Friday said the City Government is already prepared with its year-round plan in responding to calamities.
Angeles DRRMC head Rochelle Aguilar said that even if the city is not prone to flooding, some barangays are susceptible to soil erosion, especially those along the Abacan Riverbank.
21 Jun 2014 - Pampanga, Bataan cities earn e-Readiness awardsPAMPANGA -- The cities of Angeles and San Fernando in Pampanga and Balanga in Bataan were among the 10 cities nationwide that were conferred Wednesday with the 2014 e-Readiness Leadership Award.
In a statement, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon Director Florida Dijan said that representatives of the three local government units (LGUs) received the recognition at the conclusion of an information and communication technology (ICT) innovations forum in Makati City recently.
21 Jun 2014 - Angeles waste reduced by segregationANGELES CITY -- An official of the City Environment and Natural Resources Officer (Cenro) on Friday said the volume of garbage sent to the central material recovery facility (MRF) here has significantly decreased since the implementation of the waste segregation program last March.
Cenro head Francis Pangilinan, during the solid waste management board meeting, said his office has "evaluated what our waste segregation program has accomplished and what we must do after."
18 Jun 2014 - Pamintuan threatens to sue over snail-paced worksANGELES CITY -- A dismayed Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Wednesday threatened to file cases over the slow Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) projects here citing the adverse effects of the problem to commercial activities as well as to motorists and commuters of the city.
"Resume work or we will file cases," Pamintuan said in a statement and added that he wants to see the immediate resumption of work along the Pandan-Magalang road-widening project.
18 Jun 2014 - Capitol union urged to be ‘selfless’PAMPANGA -- Newly installed officials and directors of the Provincial Government of Pampanga Employees Union were challenged Wednesday by Governor Lilia Pineda to set aside vested self-interests and instead work together with Capitol in looking after the welfare of Kapampangans.
During their oath-taking rites at the Governor's Office, Pineda told the core of the union that looking after the welfare of its members is "just 20 percent and that the remaining 80 percent should be dedicated to serving the people of Pampanga."
18 Jun 2014 - Chinese firm to invest P9-B at Subic FreeportSUBIC BAY -- A Chinese firm will be investing a total of P9 billion for an exported-oriented business project here.
This was disclosed by Roberto Garcia, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman, adding that the SBMA board of directors has approved the Panhua Group Co. Ltd, proposal.
18 Jun 2014 - Scribe sets photo exhibit at SM City ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Images of New York City takes centerstage in this year’s celebration of Filipino-American Friendship Day in Clark as a photo exhibit coinciding with the July 4 celebration takes place at SM City here.
An exhibit titled “I Love New York” will feature photos of varying subjects taken by journalist Noel Tulabut while covering the United Nations General Assembly and the initiatives of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York since 2005.
18 Jun 2014 - 241 new police recruits take oathsPAMPANGA -- A total of 241 new police recruits took their oath of office during the flag raising ceremony held at the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) parade grounds here on Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO3 director, administered the oath taking of the police recruits after they were presented by Senior Superintendent Flynn Dongbo, chief of the Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division.
17 Jun 2014 - Livelihood, tourism mulled in socialized housing planPAMPANGA -- A former mayor of Magalang said that he is eyeing livelihood and eco-tourism in the proposed socialized housing area, which will be developed in a 50-hectare property owned the local government.
Pablo "Sonny" David, who was appointed mayor under former President Cory Aquino's revolutionary government in 1987, issued the statement after some groups expressed apprehensions about the housing project in Barangay Ayala.
17 Jun 2014 - Angeles village lauded for drive vs dengueANGELES CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) has lauded the efforts of a village here for implementing various programs to prevent the spread of dengue.
Health officials, including Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag, presented a certificate of recognition to Barangay Balibago during the Asean Dengue Day held at the Bayanihan Park here on Sunday.
17 Jun 2014 - Pamintuan wants a more beautiful cityANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is now implementing more beautification programs for this city and is set to embark on more impact projects.
This came after Pamintuan attended the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2014 (WCSMF) in Singapore recently where the latter has benchmarked possible programs for cascading to the governance of Angeles City.
17 Jun 2014 - CESD provides free livelihood trainingPAMPANGA -- The San Fernando City Employment Service Division (CESD) here conducted a training for Fernandinas recently to help them in their livelihood.
The training is about beauty care which is also a program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), which aims to give free learning sessions in order to know the basic steps and knowledge when it comes to beauty and wellness.
17 Jun 2014 - Dengue cases in Central Luzon declinePAMPANGA -- Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon Director Dr. Leonita Gorgolon said recently that there has been a decline in the number of dengue cases in the region.
Gorgolon noted of a National Epidemiology Center (NEC) report, which revealed that there is a downward trend in the number of dengue cases in the region as a result of unified efforts to curb the infectious disease.
17 Jun 2014 - DOT, DILG forge pact on tourism developmentANGELES CITY -- A memorandum of agreement, which will adopt a convergence program on tourism as a vehicle for Local Economic Development (LED), was recently forged by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here.
A statement issued by the DOT in Central Luzon said that Joint Memorandum Circular 2014-001 aims to ensure that the policy environment and regulatory processes would allow local businesses to grow and expand in order to create more jobs and employment for locals.
17 Jun 2014 - San Fernando to deploy ‘soldiers of environment’PAMPANGA -- The San Fernando City Government here will soon deploy “soldiers of the environment” or “kawal ng kalikasan” in a bid to promote environmental protection and awareness.
Last Monday, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office headed by newly installed Engr. Annelle Culala conducted a symposium on environmental laws and enforcement at the Heroes Hall attended by some 100 volunteers from the barangays, civic organizations, and Philippine National Police among others. The seminar tackled strategies in fighting environmental degradation and strict implementation of environmental rules of the city.
17 Jun 2014 - Sta. Ana students get educational assistancePAMPANGA -- Some 344 indigent students from Sta Ana were the recipients of this quarter's educational assistance program of the Municipal Government of Sta. Ana.
The distribution was personally facilitated by Mayor Rommel Concepcion, accompanied by Vice Mayor Medy Nolasco and councilor Rhodora Nacpil.
16 Jun 2014 - Santiago vows to light up MNRPAMPANGA -- After a series of accidents and the continuing risk poised to motorists and pedestrians by the "dark" stretch of MacArthur Highway or Manila North Road from Barangay San Agustin to Barangay Telabastagan, City Mayor Edwin Santiago over the weekend vowed to light up the whole stretch.
Alarmed motorists and even members of the media have raised alarm over the unlighted portion of the busy highway inside the boundary of the city, which endangers students coming home from several schools in the area and folks getting off from work in various offices along the road.
16 Jun 2014 - San Fernando drug deal foiledPAMPANGA -- A drug deal was foiled when three alleged drug pushers were arrested by operatives of Pampanga Anti-Illegal Drug Operations Task Group (PAIDSOTG) along Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA)in Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando, over the weekend.
Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, city chief of police, identified the suspects as Ruben Abaca, Jamaloding Abdullah and Haniffa Abdullah, all with unknown addresses.
16 Jun 2014 - Martial Law victims seek reparationANGELES CITY -- Victims of human rights abuses during martial law under former President Ferdinand Marcos filed their claims of applications under Republic Act 10368 at the Angeles City Hall recently.
RA 10368 is "An act providing for reparation and recognition of victims of Human Rights Violations during the Marcos regime, documentation of said violations, appropriating funds therefore and for other purposes".
16 Jun 2014 - San Fernando PESO prioritizes locals over overseas employmentPAMPANGA -- The Public Employment Service Office (Peso) of San Fernando is prioritizing the hiring of Fernandinos for local employment within the city rather than for overseas placements.
PESO manager Donny Sayre said they are protecting the welfare of Kapampangan applicants from illegal recruitment as unaccredited placement and employers manage to "sneak in" in legitimate job fairs.
16 Jun 2014 - SM pays tribute to dadsPAMPANGA -- SM City Pampanga honored dads on Sunday by celebrating Father's Day with activities especially designed for them.
SM featured a vintage car show by the Pampanga Oldschooler Auto Club, dart competition by the Pampanga Darter’s Association and the first ever Cessna Plane display provided by the WCC Aeronautical and Technical College.
15 Jun 2014 - Pampanga eyes P1B from real property taxPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga is expected to collect almost P1 billion from real property tax (RPT) as it moves to update its outdated basis for collection and conduct a general revision of property assessments and classifications in the province.
Committee on Ways an Means chair Rosve Henson said the province has been conducting a series of meetings and consultations since late year in a bid to update its RPT collection system and streamline Schedule of Market Values (SMVs) in various municipalities.
15 Jun 2014 - AC, CDC work for APEC 2015 infrasANGELES CITY – The local government here and the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) are working together to speed up ongoing infrastructure projects in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting next year.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and CDC President Arthur Tugade recently met at the city hall and discussed plans.
15 Jun 2014 - LTO keen on providing clients comfort, convenienceANGELES CITY - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Angeles City is continuously improving its facilities to provide utmost comfort and convenience to its clients.
During the agency’s first semester “Big Clean Up and Big Sorting Day” over the weekend, LTO Angeles City Chief Transportation Regulation Officer Aida Santiago said that the waiting area for driver’s license applicants and those renewing their vehicle registration is now fully air-conditioned.
15 Jun 2014 - Cop denies demanding P1M from bar ownerANGELESD CITY -- A police officer here has categorically denied that he demanded P1 million from the owner of a bar that they raided on June 6 in Balibago, Angeles City.
In a text message, Chief Inspector Melvin Montante, head of the Regional Intelligence Section, said that operatives of Regional Special Operations Group have actually filed a case of anti-trafficking in persons against the owner of the bar identified as Veronica Raymundo and an unidentified Australian as well as arrested persons before the Office of Angeles City Prosecutor Percival Atinja.
15 Jun 2014 - Pampanga medical groups vow support to CapitolCLARK FREEPORT – The Pampanga Medical Society (PMS) and Angeles City Medical Society (ACMS) have vowed to support the health programs of the Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda.
Officials of the two medical groups recently met with the governor in this support, expressing to serve patients with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) cards and assistance from Capitol.
14 Jun 2014 - Pampanga medical groups vow support to CapitolCLARK FREEPORT – The Pampanga Medical Society (PMS) and Angeles City Medical Society (ACMS) have vowed to support the health programs of the Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda.
Officials of the two medical groups recently met with the governor in this support, expressing to serve patients with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) cards and assistance from Capitol.
14 Jun 2014 - Getting out of debt tackled in forumANGELES CITY -- Getting Out of Debt was the topic in the third seminar conducted by the Metro Angeles Realty Estate Board Incorporated (Mareb) recently.
This is the third of three series on financial wellness held at Spring Deer Restaurant which was facilitated by Eric Trinidad of Philam Life.
14 Jun 2014 - DAR: Land distribution to continue after June 30PAMPANGA -- Officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) over the weekend clarified that the agency can still distribute land even after June 30.
DAR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Anthony Parungao said that Section 30 of Republic Act 9700 or Carper permits the agency to complete the acquisition and distribution of landholdings with pending cases.
14 Jun 2014 - 3 police officials assigned at PRO3PAMPANGA -- Three police senior superintendents were assigned at the Police Regional Office-Central Luzon (PRO3) headquarters inside this camp.
The police officials include Senior Superintendents Ronald Santos, Omar Buenafe at Timoteo Pacleb.
14 Jun 2014 - SM's E-waste program gets supportPAMPANGA -- The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) of San Fernando is fully supporting the E-Waste collection program of SM Supermalls.
The E-Waste program collects electronic materials that are no longer used by the community. The materials will then be surrendered to their partner companies for recycling, instead of being disposed improperly.
13 Jun 2014 - Cops bag 9th most wanted in BacolorPAMPANGA -- Police arrested the number nine most wanted person in Pampanga while in the act of robbing residents in Barangay Cabetican here.
Bacolor chief of police Chief Inspector Danilo Gallano on Friday said the suspect was identified initially as Romnik Mananasala, 25, a resident of Agaw Lupa, Kulis, Dinalupihan, Bataan, but was later confirmed as Jeffrey Santiago, a resident of Barangay Pandaguirig, Floridablanca, who has a string of pending criminal charges. He said Santiago tried to hide his identity with a false name.
13 Jun 2014 - Police collar gang leaderMABALACAT CITY -- The Pampanga Provincial Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) headed by Police Chief Inspector Heryl Bruno recently collared a gang leader in Mabalacat City.
In a report Bruno said that a manhunt team supervised by Senior Superintendent Ismael Fernandez captured and arrested Servitozar Manalang Paniza, 40, the alleged and suspected leader of the notorious "Paniza" criminal gang.
13 Jun 2014 - 778 jobseekers ‘hots’ on Independence DayPAMPANGA -- A total of 778 applicants were hired-on-the-spot (HOTS) during Thursday's 116th Philippine Independence Day Job Fairs in Central Luzon.
Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Director Ana Dione said the 778 job seekers hired represent a placement rate of 27.02 percent of the 2,879 qualified applicants or 12.02 percentage points above the 15 percent target.
13 Jun 2014 - Construction of GCC startsPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government here has officially started the construction of the P1 million Guagua Community College (GCC) building in Barangay Sta. Filomena following groundbreaking rites on Friday.
"For the past years, we have branded our school as GCC even if in reality, no such building that exists. What we do then is we use the facilities of the Guagua Elementary School and hold classes for college students in the evening," Mayor Dante Torres said.
13 Jun 2014 - Magalang police bust suspected drug pushersPAMPANGA -- Two suspected drug pushers were apprehended by policemen during a buy-bust operation in Barangay San Nicolas, Magalang, Pampanga recently.
Superintendent Anna Liza Guzman, chief of police of Magalang identified the suspects as Bernard Ira alias Ka Bok, 35, a resident of Barangay Sinalhan, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Ronald Manalastas, 24, a resident of Barangay Salangan, San Miguel, Bulacan.
13 Jun 2014 - Sta. Ana clerk of court slain by MRCsPAMPANGA -- A clerk of court was shot dead by motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs) after she was held-up in Barangay San Jose, Sta. Ana, Pampaga recently.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO), identified the fatality as Dolores Argallon, 54, a resident of Barangay San Jose, Sta. Ana town and clerk of court of Municipal Trial Court of Sta. Ana.
13 Jun 2014 - Police officer robbedSUBIC BAY -- A police officer lost his government-issued firearm and other belongings during his Scout Training at Driftwood Beach along Barangay Barreto, Olongapo City on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Edilberto Delos Reyes, Olongapo City police director, said the victim, Police Officer 1 Oliver Esteves, 25, a member of the Angeles City Public Safety Company, arrived at the said beach in the morning of Monday to undergo water borne exercises as part of Scout Training.
13 Jun 2014 - Woman, 32, hurt in accidental gunfirePAMPANGA -- A 32-year-old woman was accidentally shot and wounded near the vicinity of Jollibee Fast Food chain in Barangay Poblacion, Magalang, Pampanga, recently.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office, said that May Ann Hipoito, 32, together with her husband Noly, 30, both of Barangay Pitabunan, Concepcion, Tarlac were walking near the said food chain when the shooting accident happened.
12 Jun 2014 - Guv to village execs’ spouses: ‘Protect children, women’PAMPANGA -- "The spouses of the barangay captains could help a lot in the protection of and looking after the welfare of children and women."
So said Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda as she urged spouses of the 505 barangay chairpersons of the province to help protect and assist in the prevention of children and women abuse in their respective communities through active participation in the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC).
12 Jun 2014 - Morales: ‘Pinoys should be free from the bondage of poverty’MABALACAT CITY – "Filipinos should be free from the bondage of poverty."
These were the words of Mabalacat City Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales during the celebration of the 116th Philippine Independence at SM City Clark on Thursday.
12 Jun 2014 - San Fernando awards shoot fest winnersPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago and other city officials led the awarding of winners of the First Invitational Shoot Fest at the City Hall on Thursday.
Lucito "Tits" Vergara, chairman of the Pampanga Shooters Association, said the shoot fest was divided into four categories: open, standard, production and classic shooting.
12 Jun 2014 - Rains mar freedom day paradePAMPANGA -- Early morning rains on Thursday marred the celebration of the 116th Independence Day here, resulting to the cancellation of the traditional day parade.
Hundreds of students, government officials and multi-sectoral representatives were supposed to embark on a long parade from Heroes Hall to City Hall after the wreath laying ceremony led by Mayor Edwin Santiago, ViceMayor Jimmy Lazatin, members of the 5th City Council and guest of honor lawyer Alexander Lacson of the Kabayanihan Foundation.
12 Jun 2014 - SM Pampanga unveils 'giant bibingka' flagPAMPANGA -- Mall goers where in for a "nationalistic" gastronomic treat as SM City Pampanga unveiled a 12 feet long rice bibingka resembling the colors of the Philippine flag as the mall led the celebration of the 116th Independence Day celebration here Thursday.
Tenants and mall employees led the formal program at the mall's main entrance and paid their respects to the Philippine flag with guests Board Members Rosve Henson and Cherry Manalo. The attendees then proceeded to unveil the "bibingkang nasi"-a Kapampangan rice delicacy in the shape of the Philippine flag which serves as the events centerpiece.
11 Jun 2014 - Angeles to DOF, Tax Watch: ‘Check facts’ANGELES CITY -- Officials here denied reports published by the Department of Finance (DOF), Tax Watch Philippines and the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) stating that the Angeles is one of the 116 cities in the country using an outdated Schedule of Market Values (SMVs) on real property tax.
The Angeles City Government's reaction came after the report was seen in an advertisement in the Philippine Daily Inquirer printed on their June 11, 2014 issue, and is now asking the agencies to "check the facts."
11 Jun 2014 - San Fernando creates river management councilPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando on Wednesday announced that it has created a River Management Council to oversee and monitor year-round vital waterways here.
Mayor Edwin Santiago, along with Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Engineer Efren De Leon and volunteer flood czar Engineer Marni Castro, after an inspection of major water channels, rivers, creeks, tributaries and anti-flood infrastructure disclosed that the City Council, through public works committee chairman Councilor Noel Tulabut, has passed a resolution calling for the creation of the river management unit.
11 Jun 2014 - Facelift pushed for old PNR station in AngelesANGELES CITY -- The old Philippine National Railways (PNR) station here will soon get much needed rehabilitation as Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio David are proposing to transform the ruins into a museum.
Pamintuan said the move will give due attention to the historic facility that has been a silent witness to the once sleepy town, which has now transformed into an urban center.
11 Jun 2014 - AUF Chinese contest winners laudedANGELES CITY -- Angeles University Foundation (AUF) students who topped the recent "13th Chinese Bridge: Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students in the Philippines" were lauded and congratulated by AUF president Joseph Emmanuel Angeles.
The Chinese Bridge is an international contest initiated by the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing. Since its inception in 2002, the competition has attracted more than 100,000 college students from 120 countries, about 1,500 of which went to China for the finals.
11 Jun 2014 - Hundreds benefit from Freedom Day checkupsPAMPANGA -- Hundreds of Guaguaeños on Wednesday benefitted from the town's advanced Independence Day medical check-ups.
Councilor Sajid Khan Eusoff said the objective of the free medical checkups was to provide for a healthy lifestyle and help indigent constituents of Guagua get medical attention.
11 Jun 2014 - CSFWD to push for P85-M septage treatment facilityPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) is pushing for the establishment of a Septage Treatment facility for water concessionaires in the city in compliance with Republic Act 9275, or the Clean Water Act.
CSFWD general manager Jorge Gumba said that the Clean Water Act mandates water utilities and local government units (LGUs) to implement sewage management and sanitation programs to ensure proper disposal of septic wastes. Under the law, LGUs share the responsibility of managing and improving the quality of water sources in their areas by undertaking measures to prevent pollution.
11 Jun 2014 - Sawali’ flag unveiled in TarlacPAMPANGA -- To commemorate the 116th Philippine Independence Day, a flag made of “sawali” was unveiled at SM City Tarlac here Wednesday.
The 12 feet by 24 feet Philippine Flag was crafted and hand painted by five award winning Tarlacqueños who designed the “sawali” canvas with different Philippine icons and festivals in the mural. “I Love Pinas” is the centerpiece of the mall.
10 Jun 2014 - Budget may delay proposed landfillPAMPANGA -- Fourth District Board Member Nestor Tolentino on Tuesday said the lack of funds may hamper the creation of a sanitary landfill for Pampanga.
Tolentino, chair of the Provincial Board's committee on environment and natural resources, late last month initiated the first of a series of public consultations regarding the proposed landfill, which will be established either in Floridablanca or Porac town.
10 Jun 2014 - ower interruption in Pampanga towns rescheduled to June 20PAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced that the supposed nine-hour power interruption in some parts of Pampanga on Wednesday has been moved to June 20.
NGCP Central Luzon Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz Vidal said the rescheduling is to give way to the request of Basa Air Base for uninterrupted power Wednesday.
10 Jun 2014 - Guv calls on village chiefs to help in health programPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda called on village officials Monday to help in identifying poor families for coverage under the Philhealth insurance program and making sure that those covered maximize their insurance services.
Pineda made this call during Tuesday's awarding of 1,700 insurance cards under the Point Of Care program of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth).
10 Jun 2014 - Counterfeiting couple collared by copsPAMPANGA -- Policemen arrested over the weekend a couple involved in the proliferation of fake bills in various sari-sari stores here and nearby Guagua town.
Superintendent Jhoanna Rosales, town police chief, identified the suspects as Marlon Palisoc, 35 years old , single and his live in partner Agnes Capati, 34, single both of Barangay San Antonio, Guagua.
10 Jun 2014 - OWWA holds Migrant’s Day for OFW Family CirclesPAMPANGA -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office No. 3, in coordination with the local governments in the region, held the Migrant Worker’s Day at the Trade Hall of SM City Pampanga, here at the City of San Fernando, recently.
This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Migranteng Pilipino… Magkasangga tayo sa kapakanan, Kabuhayan, at Kalusugan.” The Migrant Workers Day celebration is held every year in accordance with R.A. 8042, otherwise known as the “Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995,” an act to institute policies of overseas employment and establish a higher protection and promotion of the welfare of migrant workers, their families and overseas Filipinos in distress.
10 Jun 2014 - San Fernando mulls barangay clusteringPAMPANGA -- San Fernando City officials here are proposing to cluster barangays as one of the solutions to help them promote their products.
This was disclosed during Tuesday's Barangay Tourism Summit, where officials described clustering as a way of grouping barangays that have similar products, be it food, handicraft or even heritage sites.
10 Jun 2014 - San Fernando villages showcase products in summitPAMPANGA -- Different products from the 35 villages of the City of San Fernando were showcased during Tuesday's culmination of the two-day Barangay Tourism Summit at Heroes Hall here.
Barangays featured their unique products ranging from food like espasol, to handicraft made of rattan and water lilies.
9 Jun 2014 - Guv to public servants: ‘Be everyday heroes’PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Monday urged Capitol employees to be “every day heroes” by serving Kapampangans with dedication, honesty, and love.
The Provincial Government led by Governor Pineda took the lead in commemorating the 116th anniversary of Independence Day themed "Pagsunod sa Yapak ng mga Dakilang Pilipino, Tungo sa Malawakan at Permanenteng Pagbabago" at the Capitol grounds during the Monday flag-raising rites.
9 Jun 2014 - City Council lauds Angeles mayor, security aidesANGELES CITY -- The City Council here praised the effort of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and his security escorts for the apprehension of riding-in-tandem criminals involved in a robbery incident that took place recently on Sto. Rosario Street in this city.
Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting and Councilor Maricel Morales presented the approved copy of the city council resolution to the mayor and his security team during the city hall's regular flag raising rites.
9 Jun 2014 - Towns to experience 9-hour power interruptionPAMPANGA -- "Customers of Pelco II and SFELAPCO-Florida will have outage from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.," National Grid Corporation of the Philippines Central Luzon Corporate Communications and Public Affairs officer Ernest Lorenz Vidal said.
Affected are the towns of Bacolor, Sta. Rita, Sasmuan, Porac, Lubao, Guagua, and Floridablanca.
9 Jun 2014 - Village chief: Avail of ‘Point of Care’ programMABALACAT CITY -- A village chief here has directed his fellow barangay officials to recommend indigent patients to the "Point of Care" health program of the National Government.
Dr. Oscar Aurelio, barangay chairman of Dau in this city, said poor patients who are not members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) may avail of free medical attention under the program.
9 Jun 2014 - Summit encourages barangay participationPAMPANGA -- The San Fernando tourism office here together with other City Government officials held a barangay tourism summit at the Heroes Hall on Monday.
The barangay tourism summit aims to activate the tourism barangay council within the city, recognizing their roles when it comes to tourism ideas that can help in the development of the tourism industry.
9 Jun 2014 - Mexico town wants increased competitiveness after rankingPAMPANGA -- Mexico is now set to push its competitiveness rating a notch higher after it was cited among the 10 friendliest places to conduct business after topping the index constructed by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC).
Out of 163 participating municipalities in the 2013 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) nationwide, Guagua placed second, Guimba sixth and Mexico seventh.
9 Jun 2014 - Porac coop receives farm inputs from ButilPAMPANGA -- The Butil Farmers Party released a high-powered sprayer and shallow tube well equipment through the Municipal Government of Porac.
Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David formally turned over the equipment to the Saint Francis Cooperative.
7 Jun 2014 - PamCham, CLTV 36 set rehab for Cebu villagesANGELES CITY -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) and CLTV 36 are now undertaking the rehabilitation phase of its “Lingap ng Central Luzon para sa mga Biktima ng Bagyong Yolanda” program in Daanbantayan, Cebu.
December 4 last year, PamCham and CLTV 36 went to barangays Malbago, Calape, Batirya and Bagayto to distribute more than 2,000 relief packs, clothes, water and other supplies to the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda that devastated Visayas in November 8, 2013.
7 Jun 2014 - Angeles confident to receive good governance sealANGELES CITY -- City officials here expressed optimism that Angeles City will be a recipient of the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for 2013.
This was announced by the city's technical working group and secretariat during the Local Governance Performance Management Systems (LGPMS) assessment and validation recently facilitated by the DILG Regional Assessment Team.
7 Jun 2014 - Board lauds Australia for classroomsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Board (PB) led by Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda lauded the Australian Government's Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for providing 80 school classrooms in various public elementary and high schools in Pampanga.
Provincial Board Resolution No. 3354 stated that 80 classrooms will definitely enhance the education program that will ultimately develop the full potentials of the youth.
7 Jun 2014 - Kabalen joins UST artists in US exhibitPAMPANGA -- Presidential Merit Awardee for Ecclesiastical Art Willy Layug will join the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Alumni Group in a Philippine Independence Day art exhibit in Los Angeles, California from June 13 to June 16.
The event, dubbed "Kalayaan Art Exhibit (Freedom 2014)", is sponsored by the Office of the Philippine Consulate of Los Angeles, FACLA Pandayan ng Sining and Super A's Home Care. The exhibit will be held at the Dream Banquet Hall, Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.
7 Jun 2014 - Tricycle driver shot, wounded by MRCsPAMPANGA -- Motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs) responsible in robbery and snatching incidents in the province shot and wounded a tricycle driver on Thursday along Jose Abad Santos Avenue in Sta. Ana.
Police identified the victim as Jimmy Balatbat, 45, a resident of Barangay San Pedro, Sta. Ana town.
7 Jun 2014 - Scavenger shot inside Subic FreeportSUBIC BAY -- An alleged scavenger was shot dead by a security guard on duty inside the compound of Asahi Group International located inside the Subic Bay Freeport recently.
Senior Superintendent Pedilberto Delos Reyes, Olongapo City Police director, identified the victim as Marvin Garcia alias Ingkoy.
7 Jun 2014 - Woman, 21, found dead in own roomSUBIC BAY -- A 21-year-old woman suspected of being raped before she was robbed and killed by an assailant was found dead inside her room in Barangay West Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City Monday recently.
Senior Superintendent Nelson delos Reyes, Olongapo City police director, said he has ordered a police team to investigate the killing of Jean-Jean Garcia, a resident of said barangay.
7 Jun 2014 - LGC donates ‘action figures’ to Munting Tahanan ng NazarethMABALACAT CITY – The Laus Group of Companies (LGC) through its Max's Restaurants franchises in Pampanga and Nueva Ecija on Thursday officially turned over to volunteers at Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth in this city three life-sized "action figures" for the facility’s playground.
The turnover of the Hulk, Superman and Spiderman to the home for the poor, abandoned, autistic, and the mentally challenged who need extra and special attention, is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility or CSR.
6 Jun 2014 - Thousands of careers in Kalayaan job fairsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon Office on Friday said that over 7,700 career opportunities will be up for grabs during the Kalayaan 2014 job fairs in Central Luzon on June 12, which coincides with the 116th Philippine Independence Day celebration.
"From the figure, around 3,100 are for local employment while the rest are for overseas. About 101 employers have confirmed their participation including 25 licensed recruitment agencies," Dole Director Ana Dione said.
6 Jun 2014 - Guagua adopts iTax systemPAMPANGA -- Guagua town is now the 10th local government unit in Pampanga to adopt the iTax system of the Provincial Government.
Capitol's iTax is an automated system that aims to transform current levy collection from a slow manual process to an efficient, transparent, and scheme, which will make Real Property Tax or RPT payments easier and beneficial to Kapampangans.
6 Jun 2014 - Indigent students get bags from GLF committeePAMPANGA -- The Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) Executive Committee 2011 recently distributed school bags to indigent students from different schools in the city.
GLF 2012 committee members Angelo David, Engr. Marnie Castro and Architect Yolanda Reyes gave 250 bags each to students at Sta. Lucia Elementary School, San Nicolas Integrated School and Nuestra Señora Del Pilar Integrated School.
6 Jun 2014 - Fernandinos observe environment monthPAMPANGA -- The San Fernando City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Centro) here joins the nation in observing Philippine Environment Month.
The celebration of environment month is in line with Presidential Proclamation no. 237, s. 1988 signed by then President Corazon Aquino, which states that June will be the official environment month.
5 Jun 2014 - Magalang gets 2 school buildings from AustraliaPAMPANGA -- A public elementary school in this town on Wednesday received two new buildings from the Australian government.
In simple inaugural rites, the Australian government represented by Ambassador Bill Tweddell and Education Secretary Armin Luistro turned over the two newly school constructed buildings with four classrooms each to officials of the San Isidro Resettlement Elementary School here.
5 Jun 2014 - Mom, daughter share joy to ‘Munting Tahanan’ folkMABALACAT CITY -- The mother and daughter tandem of Laus Group executives Ma. Theresa Laus and Carissa Laus-Manalili on Thursday celebrated their birthdays at the "Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth" here, sharing their blessings and bringing joy to some 41 special children in the institution for the poor, abandoned and afflicted with various illnesses.
"It is actually part of the corporate social responsibility of Max’s Restaurant and the family as well. We do this often because we want to share our blessings to them. It makes a day like our birthdays more meaningful knowing we touch the lives of those who need love and care," Mrs. Laus said.
5 Jun 2014 - PDRRMO bares accomplishmentsCLARK FREEPORT -- Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) Officer Angeline Blanco bared the current state of the province's disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) during a summit held in this Freeport Thursday.
According to Blanco, disaster preparedness has been one of the major concerns of the province since the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
5 Jun 2014 - BCDA to start tendering Clark Green City areasCLARK FREEPORT -- After President Benigno Aquino III approved the master development plan and the development of the first phase of Clark Green City on Thursday, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) disclosed Thursday it will start tendering to international and local investors about 1,300 hectares of the 9,450 hectares of the Clark Green City (CGC) project by the third quarter of this year.
BCDA president and chief executive officer Arnel Paciano Casanova said that the development authority is targeting real estate and institutional developers, and industrial park and township builders as investors for the first phase of the CGC where the 1,300 hectares will be divided into several lots and packages.
5 Jun 2014 - Police arrest 2 for fake moneyPAMPANGA -- Two suspects were caught for alleged possession and use of a counterfeit bill in a gas station last Tuesday.
Police identified the suspects as as Arielino Santiago, 48, and Francisco Alviz, 28.
5 Jun 2014 - Students get school supplies from Sta. Rita police chiefPAMPANGA -- Indigent elementary students and 20 students with disabilities received school supplies from Santa Rita Police chief Michael Masangkay as part of the local police's community development program.
Masangkay has been doing the distribution to help local school children with their supply needs every opening of the school year.
5 Jun 2014 - 10-day tactical motorcycle riding course opensPAMPANGA -- A 10-day Tactical Motorcycle Riding Crash Course opened Thursday at Bale Katimawan, Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO) in Barangay Sto. Nino, City of San Fernando.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the PPPO, said the opening of the 10-day course was successfully launched with Superintendent Noel Villanueva, chief of the Regional Highway Patrol Unit-3 as the guest of honor and speaker.
4 Jun 2014 - Kapampangan appointed to US federal aviation bodyANGELES CITY -- President Barack Obama has appointed a Kapampangan as assistant administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airports, a United States government authority that regulates and oversees civil aviation in North America and over the world.
Eduardo Alfonso, a native of La Paz, Tarlac, left Angeles City as a teen and settled in San Francisco, California with his mother.
4 Jun 2014 - MICE 2014 reels offPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions/Events or MICE Conference 2014 reeled off at this Freeport on Wednesday.
Organized by the Tourism Promotions Board in partnership with MICE Philippines and Philippine Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers, the four-day conference will have plenary discussions and lectures about industry-specific topics on meetings, incentive travel, and exhibitions marketing as well as leadership, innovation, business and technology, association management, food, creativity, communication, and personal and organizational development.
4 Jun 2014 - WWF exec supports move to decongest NCRPAMPANGA -- World Wide Fund (WWF) chief executive officer and Unesco trustee Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan recently said that he is one with the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. in its advocacy to decentralize and decongest the National Capitol Region (NCR).
Speaking before the chamber’s members during a climate change forum, Tan said that planners, industry players and stakeholders should now consider the risks posed by "new normal weather disturbances" not only to economic activities but to people’s lives as well.
4 Jun 2014 - Village to hold free nuptial for unwed couplesPAMPANGA -- Barangay Dolores in San Fernando will hold this June free marriage ceremonies for still unwed couples.
Barangay Dolores secretary Freddierick Gozun said barangay captain Vilma Caluag decided to pursue the project as she values the importance of having a complete family, which may help in creating a bright future for a child and other members of the family.
4 Jun 2014 - Masons reach out to indigent studentsPAMPANGA -- Some 100 indigent students of Nuestra Señora del Pilar Integrated High School on Tuesday received school supplies during their second day of school as part of the Pampanga Masonic Lodge 48's Lodge charity project.
The beneficiaries were given notebooks, pencils, paper and coloring materials, according to Most Worshipful Master Nicanor Targa.
4 Jun 2014 - Ex-OFW arrested for unlicensed gun in PampangaPAMPANGA -- The Tarlac City police headed by Chief Inspector Augusto Pasamonte recently arrested an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) for carrying an unlicensed firearm.
In a report to Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, provincial police director of Tarlac, Pasamonte identified the suspect as Jonathan Ildefonso, 53, reportedly a former OFW.
3 Jun 2014 - Ex-mayor airs side on land controversyPAMPANGA -- Former mayor Lyndon Cunanan has denied involvement in the controversy regarding the illegal selling of the 50-hectare government property in Barangay Ayala here.
Cunanan issued the statement following reports that former town officials illegally occupied portions of the land, which is being eyed by the local government as a venue of a P633-million socialized housing project.
3 Jun 2014 - BCDA: World Bank supports Clark Green City projectMABALACAT CITY -- The World Bank has expressed support to the Clark Green City project of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).
In a statement, BCDA president and chief executive officer Arnel Casanova said the World Bank supports the agency's plan to make the green city disaster-resilient.
3 Jun 2014 - ole-Central Luzon welcomes new directorPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon office on Monday welcomed its new director in the person of lawyer Ana Dione.
A native of Kapangan, Benguet, Dione returns to Central Luzon after 12 years, having finished her tour of duty as Labor Attache in Brunei.
3 Jun 2014 - Trader victimized by robbery gangPAMPANGA -- A 56-year-old businessman was victimized by Akyat Bahay gang members who carted away his personal belongings in his rented apartment in Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando, Monday.
The victim identified as Restituto Capulong Jr., tenant of Tongol Apartment located at Villa Barosa, of said barangay, together with his family went on overnight swimming when the robbery occurred.
3 Jun 2014 - 2,115 indigent Kapampangans benefit from Capitol’s POCPAMPANGA -- At least 2,115 poorest of the poor Kapampangans, previously non-Philhealth members benefited from the Point of Care (POC) program funded by the Provincial Government with an approved budget of P10-million.
The POC beneficiaries were identified through the assessment of the hospital social workers assigned in the provincial and 10 district hospitals in the province.
3 Jun 2014 - Padaca graces CDC jobs fair for PWDs, IPsCLARK FREEPORT -- Commission of Elections Commissioner Grace Padaca attended the recently held jobs fair for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and Indigenous Peoples (IPs) on May 29 at the Mimosa Convention Center inside Clark Freeport Zone.
The second jobs fair for PWDs & IPs was spearheaded by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in cooperation with the Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) and regional office of the Social Welfare and Development.
3 Jun 2014 - Oplan Balik-Eskwela a successPAMPANGA -- Police officers were deployed throughout different schools as part of their Oplan Balik Eskwela program as public schools welcomed their students for the first day of classes in City of San Fernando on Monday.
Each school in the city was given teams of policemen to watch and ensure the safety of students, secure the school surroundings, prevent students from fighting and to prevent crimes.
3 Jun 2014 - Guv tells PWDs: Handicap not a barrier to successPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Tuesday told especially challenged students and their parents that physical handicaps are not barriers to success or getting good education.
The governor led Capitol officials in distributing educational assistance to some 134 persons with disabilities (PWDs) at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here, where each of the special students received P2,500 for school expenses this year.
3 Jun 2014 - Sto. Tomas police gets boost on search, rescuePAMPANGA -- The Sto Thomas Police force here received search and rescue equipment from the Municipal Government of Santo Tomas led by Mayor Joselito Naguit as the police sets to prepare for the coming rainy season.
Santo Tomas Police chief John Clark, who received the equipment in simple ceremonies here, said that the support of the municipal government comes in a perfect time as the local police is preparing for its rainy season disaster management plan. Some villages in Santo Tomas get perennially flooded during the rainy season making disaster management a regular thing for the local police.
2 Jun 2014 - Rodriguez won’t sue NapolesPAMPANGA -- Representative Oscar Rodriguez (Pampanga, 3rd district) will not press libel charges against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles even if the legislator's name listed as "Oca Rodriguez" appears on her affidavit.
Last Saturday, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. rejected calls for the House of Representatives to investigate the inclusion of some legislators in the affidavit of Napoles. Earlier, some lawmakers are called for an inquiry into the Napoles list to clean the names of legislators who were accused of misusing their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as most of them say they were victims of trial by publicity.
2 Jun 2014 - Pamintuan in Singapore for World Cities SummitANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is currently attending and participating in the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2014 (WCSMF), an invitation-only event running from June 1 to 4 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.
Pamintuan is one of 12 Filipino mayors attending the assembly, which is an interactive and enriching forum meant to facilitate ideas to create better cities.
2 Jun 2014 - Coordinated enrolment addresses public school congestion in AngelesANGELES CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is pursuing all means to address school congestion especially in urbanized areas like Angeles City to prepare better for the opening of classes in June 2.
Using a system called the Expanded Analytical System for School Facilities, education managers in Angeles City found that only a few schools are very congested and many other schools are undersubscribed or have space to accommodate additional student enrollees.
2 Jun 2014 - Grade 3 students under K-12 face textbook woesMABALACAT CITY -- Mabalacat Elementary School (MES) is to start the academic year 2014-2015 with enough teachers but with no Grade 3 learner's materials at all.
It remains uncertain as to when the school will receive the learners' materials (textbooks) supposedly provided by the Department of Education (DepEd).
2 Jun 2014 - ‘Kurudo’ man arrested for robberyPAMPANGA -- A "kurudo" man or "taong grasa" was arrested over the weekend after he robbed a businessman in Barangay San Agustin, Candaba, Pampanga.
In a belated report here, Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO), identified the arrested suspect as Dennis Cruz Sagum, 34, alias Kurudo, and a resident of the said barangay.
2 Jun 2014 - CIDG arrests barangay official for illegal firearmsPAMPANGA -- oint police teams recently arrested a Pangasinan village chief for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) head identified the suspect as Fernando Liqueran Tapiador, incumbent barangay captain of Sawat Urbiztondo, Pangasinan.
2 Jun 2014 - Notorious drug peddler arrested in TarlacPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Security Operation Group (PSOG) of the Tarlac Provincial Police Office arrested in a buy-bust operation a suspected notorious drug peddler in Barangay Sta. Cruz here over the weekend.
Police identified the suspect as Kennedy Atchico, 39, married, a resident of Barangay Panampunan, Tarlac City.
2 Jun 2014 - P50,000 bounty set for fugitive househelp's arrestPMPANGA -- A 19-year-old househelp is facing 14 counts of qualified theft after robbing her employer of some P740,000 here.
San Manuel police chief Abraham Atencio identified the suspect as Damaris Almuete Caballero of Barangay Lanas, Mangaldan, Pangasinan.
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