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23 Oct 2014 - Prelate tells parishioners: Stop bashing priests on FBANGELES CITY -- Soon-to-be Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto has one last appeal to Kapampangans: to put a stop to the unabated bashing of at least two priests on the social networking site Facebook stressing that social media is no venue to address parochial issues.
"Putting up such accounts is divisive and does more harm on the parish and people who see such posts," Aniceto told Sun.Star Pampanga.
23 Oct 2014 - Fil-Am biz group, PamCham ink pactPAMPANGA -- Traders from the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) and the Federation of Philippine Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (FPACC) are now business partners in pursuing countryside development in the province of Pampanga.
After signing the memorandum of cooperation, local executives in Pampanga and in the United States started forging their entrepreneurial ties as part of the “2014 Trade, Investment, Tourism and Humanitarian Mission” in the Philippines, which will run until October 24.
23 Oct 2014 - Guv wants Pampanga to be Central Luzon’s cleanestPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Wednesday urged the provincial and all municipal solid waste management boards in the province to take all the necessary efforts needed in making Pampanga the cleanest province in Central Luzon and achieving zero waste management.
This, after the governor expressed dissatisfaction over the report of the Provincial Government and Environment and Natural Resources Office that Capitol achieved only 40 percent of its solid waste management target in the last four years.
23 Oct 2014 - Pamintuan secures road lighting projectsANGELES CITY -- The whole stretch of the Fil-Am Friendship Highway will soon have state-of-the-art LED (light-emitting diode) street lamps.
This development came after Road Board Executive Diector Adolfo Escalona yesterday (October 23) met with Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan at the latter’s office in City Hall.
23 Oct 2014 - Famous Kapampangan designer to hold gala in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- Prolific designer Philip D. Torres will do a fashion show dubbed as "PIDAYIT", a project supporting the restoration of the Museo ning Angeles (formerly Angeles Municipal Hall), on November 28, 2014 at 7 p.m., at the Epiphany of Angels, Holy Angel University here.
"A momentous event and gathering of culture and arts advocates joining hands to restore our Kapampangan Heritage," a statement describing the event said.
23 Oct 2014 - Pelco 2 works to lower power rates – coop execMABALACAT CITY -- The management of the Pampanga II Electric Cooperative (Pelco 2) is working hard to improve its operations and services, which in effect will lower power rates in covered areas.
This was disclosed by Amador "Ka Basil" Guevarra during the inauguration of the 10-MVA substation in Barangay Manibaug, Porac town on Wednesday.
23 Oct 2014 - MACDAAM 2014: The ultimate challenge towards sports unity and excellenceMABALACAT CITY -- City Schools Division Superintendent Nicolas Capulong, Ph.D., CESO VI officially opened the Mabalacat City Division Amateur Athletic Meet (MACDAAM) 2014 at the Don Teodoro V. Santos Institute here in the city.
Delegates from north, east and south districts and private schools will compete during the three-day "ultimate challenge" set on October 22 to 25 to distinguish who is best fit to represent the city during the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) and Palarong Pambansa.
23 Oct 2014 - 308 PRO3 men join Scout trainingPAMPANGA -- At least 308 Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) personnel participated in the opening ceremony of the of the 45 day rigid training on Special Counter Insurgency Operations Unit Training (Scout), recently.
The training was conducted by the Regional Personnel and Human Resources Development Division personnel headed by Superintendent Rolly Mendoza.
22 Oct 2014 - Binay: Broadcasters to have own homesANGELES CITY -- Broadcasters will have more good news to relay after they get their own houses.
This was the statement of Vice President Jejomar Binay after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Pag-Ibig Fund and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Tuesday night.
22 Oct 2014 - CIAC promotes Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- Executives of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) have visited several provinces in the Northern Luzon area to promote Clark International Airport (CRK) as an international gateway.
CIAC visits in Pangasinan, Laoag City and Vigan, Ilocos Norte, held on October 16, 17, and 18 are part of the second leg of the North Philippines Clark Airport Road Show.
22 Oct 2014 - Pelco 2 solves power woes in Porac townPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga II Electric Cooperative (Pelco 2) has solved the low power voltage problem in this town after a 10-MVA station in Barangay Manibaug was energized last month.
With the commissioning of the substation, Pelco 2 officials said that member-consumers and industrial complexes including Ayala Land Inc.'s Alviera will be assured of adequate and reliable power supply.
22 Oct 2014 - Kapampangan sculptor tapped for Papal visit icons, imagesPAMPANGA -- Presidential Merit Awardee for Ecclesiastical Art Willy Layug has been designated to create not just one but three sculptures of religious images to be used for the upcoming pastoral visit of Pope Francis in January 2015.
Layug was asked by the Archdiocese of Palo to conceptualize the Marian image to be placed near the altar of the open-air Mass at the Tacloban airport during the Pope's visit to Tacloban.
22 Oct 2014 - Musical on Pope Francis to debut this NovemberANGELES CITY -- The theater stage is set this season for the maiden premier of the much awaited musical mostly based on the life of Pope Francis as Teatru Kapampangan brings on stage "I Love Pope Francis: The Musical" on November 29.
The project is the latest presentation of multi-talented director Andy Alviz and writer-lyricist Randy Del Rosario. The latest musical follows in the tradition of well-loved musicals like Ima, Beauty Parlor, Perry: The Musical, Ciniong and Tulauk: A Lenten Musical.
22 Oct 2014 - Cops bust syndicate selling drugs in jailPAMPANGA -- Operatives of the Tarlac Provincial Police Office busted suspected Wednesday members of a syndicate allegedly selling illegal drugs to inmates at the provincial jail in Porac.
Superintendent Elsa F. Miranda, Deputy Director for Administration dispatched a team from the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group or PAIDSOTG headed by PSI Dennis Lawrence Bautista to conduct investigation at the jail, after receiving a confidential report from Jail Warden retired Police Supt. Pascual Delos Reyes and Jail Guards PG1 Ronaldo Ferrer and PG1 Larry Azaldon that an inmate at Cell Number 10 was sniffing shabu in his bed.
21 Oct 2014 - San Fernando to pour P60-M for ‘tourism road’PAMPANGA -- Buoyed by the massive influx of tourists in this city, a local official here revealed a government plan to pour P60 million into the construction of a "tourism road," which is set to commence before the end of this year.
The road project, which covers a 500-meter bypass cum service road along the Balimbing Creek, will connect Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) and the city proper through Barangay San Jose.
21 Oct 2014 - Taxman’s collection grows 21.78% percent in SeptemberPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV (RR4) has collected P1.63 billion in tax revenues for the month of September registering a 21.78 percent or P278 million growth rate for the whole region.
Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee told Sun.Star Pampanga that the regional office also has an excess collection of P70,843,316 and was able to surpass its collection goal for the month, which was set at P1,556,641,000 or by 4.55 percent.
21 Oct 2014 - Robbers forcibly enter 2 San Fernando pawnshopsPAMPANGA -- Robbers managed to enter two pawnshops, which were a few meters away from the City of San Fernando Police Station but failed to get any valuables, including cash, police said on Monday.
Sta. Monica Pawnshop and GG Royale Pawnshop which are located along B. Mendoza Street in Barangay Sto. Rosario, City of San Fernando were reportedly forcibly entered by unidentified men but did not get anything from them, said Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, city chief of police.
21 Oct 2014 - DILG-3 names winners in photo tiltCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Interior and Local Government Central Luzon Office (DILG-3) recently named the winners in its photo contest dubbed "Capturing Good Governance through the Lens" in rites held at the Fontana Convention Center in Clark Freeport.
The photo contest is part of DILG-3's celebration of the 23rd Local Government Code anniversary which seeks photographs of individuals representing and advocating "in action" good local governance with this year’s theme "Ang LGUng Magaling, May Nararating".
20 Oct 2014 - Bishop, Angeles mayor cite partnershipANGELES CITY – "It's a dream come true. This is an accomplishment of partnership."
Thus said Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio “Ambo” David in his speech shortly before joining the Angeles City government officials and workers, businessmen, volunteers and village officials in a “boodle fight” at the People’s Park here over the weekend.
20 Oct 2014 - Porac exec wants livelihood program for displaced farmersPAMPANGA -- Porac Councilor and Ex-Officio Provincial Board Member Mike Tapang said Monday that displaced farmers and landowners in Hacienda Dolores and nearby areas in Porac affected by on-going developments should be given other forms of livelihood on top of the land titles they are now receiving from developers.
Recently, hundreds of farmers received land titles from Leonio Land Holdings, a partner of Ayala Land Inc. in the development of the mega estate Alvierra.
20 Oct 2014 - Haven rehab patient abductedPAMPANGA -- Four unidentified armed men stormed a rehabilitation center for women and children located in Barangay San Vicente, Magalang, Pampanga and abducted a 17-year-old girl patient early dawn Saturday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, said that the suspects forcibly entered the Haven Rehabilitation Center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-3 and kidnapped Almira Macala, a resident of San Rafael, Guagua, Pampanga.
20 Oct 2014 - San Fernando holds mega job fairPAMPANGA -- As part of the City Government's thrust to promote livelihood programs and employment growth, the City of San Fernando Public Employment Service Office (PESO), over the weekend held the 2014 Mega Job Fair at the Plaza Arayat Atrium, Robinsons Starmills.
The event was in cooperation with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).
20 Oct 2014 - PTCC stages 4th toy festANGELES CITY -- Sharing their passion in collecting toys, the Pampanga Toys Collectors Club (PTCC), in partnership with SM City Clark staged the Fourth Toyfest Pampanga recently.
Toyfest is a yearly event that aims to give joy to other people by showcasing the collectors' toys collections and also serves as a recruitment fair for the PTCC, said event organizer Ryan Dabu.
20 Oct 2014 - Imerex Plaza Hotel features works of Kapampangan artistsANGELES CITY -- The city's finest aboriginal boutique hotel wants to give guests a glimpse of the ingenuity of Pampanga’s visual arts and culture.
Strategically located at the heart of Angeles City's heritage district, the Imerex Plaza Hotel is holding a series of art exhibits, which features original carvings, paintings, fabric, and furniture.
20 Oct 2014 - Clark Museum to go touchscreen, 4DCLARK FREEPORT---By January next year, educational tours at the Clark Museum will never be dull again as students and other young visitors can expect a more upbeat setting and could just tap, swipe, bump or whatever else they can do with their fingers on story lines they prefer to peruse.
Visitors can also better assess historical features and images from exhibit to exhibit or experience watching the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo on a 4D theatre or a 3D movie with sensor-equipped motion seats, wind, strobe, fog, rain and scents.
20 Oct 2014 - Clark’s Omni flying school to transfer to Tarlac townCLARK FREEPORT -- The Omni Aviation Corporation, a flying school based at the Clark Freeport in Pampanga, will reportedly transfer in Concepcion, Tarlac, Mayor Andy Lacson disclosed over the weekend.
In a press conference with the Capampangans in Media Inc. (CAMI), Lacson said, "I have convinced Omni to transfer in Concepcion."
19 Oct 2014 - Suspected drug traders nabbedANGELES CITY -- Fernando Oliver alias “Bin Laden” and Ryan Leonel Pamintuan were collared in a buy-bust operation in Purok 3, Arayat Boulevard, Barangay Pampang, Angeles City, over the weekend.
Confiscated from the suspects were six heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu with an estimated weight of 15 grams and one silver gray Toyota Vios.
19 Oct 2014 - Angeles People’s Park ‘dream come true’ANGELES CITY -- “It’s a dream come true. This is an accomplishment of partnership.”
Thus said Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio “Ambo” David in his speech shortly before joining the Angeles City government officials and workers, businessmen, volunteers and village officials in a “boodle fight” at the People’s Park here on Friday afternoon.
19 Oct 2014 - Bank of Florida opens 15th branchANGELES CITY -- Aspiring regional rural banking champion Bank of Florida (BOF) opened over the weekend its 15th branch here and launched two new products that will cater to doctors and entrepreneurs.
The Angeles City branch is located along the central business district in Sto. Rosario Street and is the newest addition to the 50-year-old bank’s network across Central Luzon.
18 Oct 2014 - ‘Big Bite’ seen to generate P10-M in salesANGELES CITY -- Ayala officials on Friday led the opening of the three-day second “Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival” at the Marquee Mall here and the food festival is expected to generate some P10 million in sales.
At least 128 food and delicacies makers are participating in the food festival which started October 17 and will culminate today.
18 Oct 2014 - Marang to face Yeng Guiao in 2016 congressional race?ANGELES CITY -- A political development is circulating -- last-termer Angeles City Councilor Maricel "Marang" Morales is reportedly set to face First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao in the congressional race during the 2016 polls.
Morales said she is keeping her "options open" and is considering running for a seat at the House of Representatives or the post of Angeles City vice-mayor.
18 Oct 2014 - Students benefit from computer literacy programPAMPANGA -- At least 95 young people, including out-of-school youths here benefited from the recent computer literacy program of the Philippine Army's Civil Military Operations Group and the developers of the P75- billion Alviera township project in Porac town.
The 95 students and out-of-school youths from underprivileged communities in Pampanga "have leveled up on computer literacy and are now part of the online world," said the Leonio Land Holdings Inc. (LLHI) in a statement. The Pampanga-based firm and the Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) have partnered in developing the 1,100-hectare Alviera.
18 Oct 2014 - Workers from burnt shirt firm start anewPAMPANGA -- Thanks to the Department of Labor and Employment’s Adjustment Measures Program (Dole-AMP), displaced workers of Smart Shirts Philippines Inc. (SSPI) were able to start anew as they recently launched their T-Shirt making project at the Madapdap Resettlement in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
Dole Regional Director Ana Dione reported the good news to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that the launching of Smart Shirts (Phils.) Inc. Workers Union’s (SSPIWUs) Tee-Shirt Making Project was witnessed by Dole Pampanga Field Office head Arlene Tolentino, National Conciliation and Mediation Board-3 Director Teresita Cancio, SSPIWU president Ludynela Hamor, and SSPIWU-legal counsel Ernesto Arellano.
18 Oct 2014 - Tricycle driver nabbed for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- A tricycle driver here was arrested recently after the village watchmen discovered four small sachets of illegal drugs in his possession.
Roel Chavez, chief of the village watchmen, identified the suspect as Robert Alfonso, 34, a resident of the Barangay San Matias, Lubao, Pampanga.
18 Oct 2014 - HAU brings saints back to HalloweenANGELES CITY -- Holy Angel University, the biggest Catholic school in the region, will celebrate Halloween this year with a unique twist: instead of vampires, demons and ghosts, participants will wear saints’ costumes.
Robby Tantingco, vice-president for External Affairs, said the event is part of the University’s advocacy to promote a more Catholic celebration of Halloween.
17 Oct 2014 - Anakpawis blames VFA, EDCA for Laude’s murderCLARK FREEPORT -- The Anakpawis Partylist has held the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) as grounds for violent crimes committed by American military personnel against Filipinos.
Fernando Hicap issued the statement as he conveyed condolences to the family of Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, who was allegedly killed by US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton last October 11.
17 Oct 2014 - Capitol honors outstanding coopsThe Provincial Government through the Provincial Cooperative and Economic Development Office (PCEDO) awarded on Wednesday nine outstanding cooperatives as it joined the nation in celebrating National Cooperative Month this October to recognize the vital contribution of the cooperatives in the development of the province.
Outstanding Cooperatives in the province were recognized by the provincial government in the “Galal Parangal Kareng Kooperatiba Ning Pampanga” headed by Second District Board Member Anthony Joseph Torres and PCEDO officer-in-charge Luningning Vergara.
17 Oct 2014 - EPHAI to hold Halloween treat for kidsPAMPANGA -- It's "trick or treat" once again at Essel Park subdivision in Telabastagan, this city, as the Essel Park Homeowners Association, Inc. (EPHAI) holds its annual Halloween gathering for children from the village’s surrounding communities on October 30 starting at 4:00 p.m.
Past EPHAI president Raul Aquino said that this year, the homeowners expect around 350 kids from areas in the City of San Fernando and nearby Angeles City to gather at the village park.
17 Oct 2014 - Murder suspect gunned downPAMPANGA -- Alvin Salas, 42, a resident of Barangay San Antonio, Mexico, who has a standing case of murder was gunned down when he tried to shoot it out with policemen in Barangay Sta. Lucia, City of San Fernando, Tuesday.
During the exchange of firefight, Salas was hit in the different parts of the body and taken to the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital in Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando. However, while undergoing treatment at about 3:03 p.m., the victim expired, the report said.
17 Oct 2014 - Air Asia returns to ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Low-cost carrier leader Air Asia Berhad on Friday officially returned to Clark International Airport (CRK) with the re-launching of their four times weekly flight to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Clark International Airport Corporation President and CEO Atty. Emigdio Tanjuatco III welcomed the return of Air Asia to Clark, and hoped that the stay would be permanent.
16 Oct 2014 - Murder case vs US serviceman filedSUBIC BAY -- Police filed Wednesday a murder case against the US Marine who killed a transgender woman on Saturday inside a hotel in Olongapo City.
Police Regional Office-Central Luzon Director Raul Petrasanta said that after less than a week of intensive police investigation, the murder case was filed Wednesday night against Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton before the Office of City Prosecutor Emilie Fe Delos Santos.
16 Oct 2014 - Exhibit raises awareness on children’s rightsANGELES CITY -- It was the accidental discovery of a group of street children living under a bridge in Angeles City that made Joy Cruz, executive director of Kuliat Foundation Inc. (KFI), reflect deeply about the real purpose of her duty.
Last year, Cruz met 10-year-old Hero who told her about the disheartening hardships of a child forced to work every day to have something to fill his grunting stomach.
16 Oct 2014 - Angeles to celebrate new festival of AngelsANGELES CITY -- Angels from the heavens will flock to the Sto. Rosario Heritage District, this city, as the local government here launches a new festival dedicated to the Angeleños' patrons and guardians.
Dubbed as "GraciAngeles", the festival marks the celebration of the Fiestang Angel in the city, which is a new addition to the fiestas being celebrated every October: Fiestang La Naval on the second Sunday and Fiestang Apu Mamacalulu on the last Friday.
16 Oct 2014 - Miss World New Zealand seeks help for Aetas’ water supplyCLARK FREEPORT -- Miss World New Zealand 2014 Arielle Dianne Garciano has called for help to provide an indigenous community in Bamban, Tarlac, with a water system.
Garciano, together with volunteers and members of World Changing and Kiwi Assess, visited the Aeta village in Sitio Martin on Monday for a humanitarian mission.
16 Oct 2014 - PDEA-3 bags 2 big time pushersANGELES CITY -- Two suspected big time shabu pushers were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-3), Regional Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (RIADSOTG) and Angeles City Police Station during a buy-bust operation in a public market of Barangay San Nicolas, Angeles City, Wednesday.
PDEA-3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the suspects as Amino Andamen, a resident of Barangay San Nicolas and Suplado Bantuas of Barangay Sto. Rosario, both in Angeles City.
16 Oct 2014 - Pamintuan: Allocate funds for senior citizensANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said the local government here has allocated more than one percent of its budget for senior citizens.
The budget for senior citizens’ activities and benefits had been more than P20 million pesos in 2013 and 2014, according to the mayor.
16 Oct 2014 - Clark locator to hold ‘Forever Forest 7’CLARK FREEPORT -- Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. (YTPI) will conduct another tree-planting event dubbed Forever Forest 7 on November 8, 2014 starting at 6 a.m. within its plant facility in the West Plant area.
YTPI, in a statement, said that the event is now on its 7th year and will feature more than three thousand seedlings mostly grown from the company’s greenhouse that will be planted on an area of 1,300 square meters. These seedlings are an addition to the existing 30,427 trees planted from Forever Forest 1 to Forever Forest 6, the statement said.
16 Oct 2014 - Kapampangan musicians to stage RocktoberfestANGELES CITY -- A Pampanga-based organization of musicians will stage a concert today, Friday, October 17, to provide a venue for local bands to showcase their talents since the participation of local bands have been limited at the celebration of the annual Tigtigan at Terakan keng Dalan in this city next week.
Paul Lauricio, president of Musikerung Kapampangan (MK), said the annual MK concert, dubbed “Rocktoberfest III”, will be held at the Amphigarden located at Mar’s Garden in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City and will feature at least 12 local bands performing songs from various musical genres.
16 Oct 2014 - SM Foundation serves 1,200 patients in San Fernando villagePAMPANGA -- The SM Foundation, the charitable arm of SM Supermalls on Wednesday served over 1,200 patients from mixed beneficiaries of elderly, pregnant and children during its Gamot para sa Kapwa Medical Mission in Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando on Wednesday.
Together with the foundation’s project partner, the City Health Office of San Fernando headed by Dr. Eloisa Aquino, the recipients were given free medical, dental and laboratory services.
15 Oct 2014 - Bigger and brighter GLF set December 13PAMPANGA -- This capital city's Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) will feature 10 competing barangays on December 13 as organizers promise a “bigger and brighter” celebration this year.
This, as the Giant Lantern Festival Foundation and the GLF Executive Committee chaired by Maria Theresa Laus met with members of the media Wednesday to announce details of this year’s event. The Giant Lantern Foundation and the GLF Executive Committee also signed a memorandum of agreement with the Robinsons Starmills officials who will be hosting this year’s festival.
15 Oct 2014 - Guv completes P200-M infra projects in 10 monthsPAMPANGA -- The provincial government under the leadership of Governor Lilia Pineda completed about P199,782,000 worth of various infrastructure projects across the province from January to October, this year.
The provincial government completed the general renovation of P43-million Regional Trial Court (RTC) building, which was inaugurated recently by Governor Pineda and Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes P.A. Sereno.
15 Oct 2014 - SITG ‘Laude’ to take on US Marine’s caseSUBIC BAY -- The Special Investigation Task Group “Laude” (SITG Laude) was created Wednesday for the immediate filing of a murder case against the US marine responsible in the killing of a transgender in Olongapo City.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, said SITG “Laude” is composed of the Olongapo City Crime Laboratory, Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division and City Provincial Legal Service, and will be headed by Senior Superintendent Pedrito Delos Reyes, Olongapo City police director.
15 Oct 2014 - Top drug trader nabbedPAMPANGA -- 48-year-old Marceliano Mungcal, a resident of the Barangay Pabanlag, Floridablanca considered as being among the top three illegal drugs personality on the target list of the police was arrested in a buy-bust operation on October 9 in Barangay Palmayo, Floridablanca.
Police Officer David Paul Tagle of Floridablanca police said the arrest was part of their efforts to put an end to the vast illegal drugs operations in the town.
15 Oct 2014 - Police bag Mabalacat’s most wanted menMABALACAT CITY -- Police arrested recently one of the top 20 most wanted person here and two others in separate operations.
Superintendent Ferdinand Perez, City Police chief, identified the arrested MWP as Jay-R Gonzales, of legal age and a resident of Camachile, this city.
15 Oct 2014 - San Fernando to give scholarships for criminology studentsPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago announced yesterday that the city is prepared to provide full scholarships to indigent students of the city taking up criminology courses here in a bid to increase specialized manpower in the city.
Santiago said that the program is part of the priority course programs under the scholarship program of the city. The mayor added that there are currently some 2,800 scholars aside from the 1,250 enrolled students in the City College of San Fernando.
15 Oct 2014 - AirAsia exec recognized as Filipina of distinctionCLARK FREEPORT -- The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) has selected Maan Hontiveros, CEO of AirAsia Inc. Philippines and Chair of AirAsia Zest, as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global FWN100)™ - Builder award category for 2014.
The award, according to FWN, is given to those who have demonstrated exceptional business impact at a large workplace environment; displaying deep passion for a cause through collaborative initiatives or alliances with nonprofit organizations on behalf of her own organization; demonstrates high potential and skill with measurable results at a government agency, or organization in the public and private sectors.
15 Oct 2014 - Smart provides weather updatesANGELES CITY -- Smart Communications Incorporated (Smart) has upgraded its programs providing weather update which will help its subscribers during heavy rains and onslaught of typhoons.
These days, an afternoon thunderstorm can easily flood streets, cause heavy traffic, and aggravate the woes of drivers and commuters.
14 Oct 2014 - US Marine in transgender slay to face rapsSUBIC BAY -- A suspected United States (US) military man is now under hot water after allegedly killing a transgender woman inside a lodge in this city on Saturday.
Police identified the suspect as one Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US marine from the Second Battalion assigned at West Pacific Express and onboard the amphibious assault ship Peleliu presently docked in Subic Bay Freeport.
14 Oct 2014 - Flyover shutdown causes traffic jamPAMPANGA -- The "unannounced" shutdown of the Lazatin Flyover along west Jose Abad Santos Avenue in San Fernando on Tuesday caused a five-hour gridlock and a traffic jam that stretched all the way to the Dolores Flyover which is more than a kilometer eastbound to as far as the Bacolor boundary a kilometer away from the area.
The two-lane Lazatin Flyover was suddenly closed to traffic at around 11:00 am, surprising motorists who piled up at the intersection below the flyover, with many taking U-Turns and finding alternative routes.
14 Oct 2014 - Arayat fetes Kapampangan UN peacekeeperPAMPANGA -- A few weeks after receiving awards from President Benigno Aquino III and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), a Kapampangan member of the 7th Philippine Contingent to United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Force in Syria was once again feted a hero’s welcome and outstanding recognition from the local government officials of his hometown in Arayat, Pampanga.
Mayor Emmanuel “Bon” Alejandrino and Vice-Mayor Monching Changcoco recently awarded 55-year-old Sergeant Victoriano Pangilinan a plaque of recognition during the flag ceremony at the Arayat Municipal Hall.
14 Oct 2014 - Miss World inspires Aeta children to reach dreamsCLARK FREEPORT -- Miss World New Zealand 2014 Arielle Dianne Garciano has inspired Aeta children in Sitio San Martin here to work hard if they want to realize their dreams in life.
Garciano, who apparently enjoyed being with the upland kids, said “really really good. The kids are so cute. I’m so excited for everything that is going on right now.”
14 Oct 2014 - Papal Nuncio to preside over new archbishop's installationPAMPANGA -- Papal Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto will preside over the installation of Bishop Florentino Lavarias who be officially installed as the fourth archbishop of San Fernando in the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral on October 27 in a ceremony expected to last some two hours, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said.
"Thousands of faithful are expected to attend the rite, which symbolically starts with the archbishop-elect entering the front door, initiating a service that will culminate with Lavarias ‘taking possession’ of the cathedral and the entire archdiocese," the CBCP said in a news release.
14 Oct 2014 - Local gov’t leaders asked to preserve PHL heritageMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Loren Legarda has called on local government leaders and their respective offices to lead the preservation of the country’s heritage and do whatever they can to prevent the destruction of structures with historical and cultural significance.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, made the call as she expressed disappointment over continued disrespect for Philippine heritage with the destruction of many heritage buildings, bridges and similar structures.
14 Oct 2014 - SSS collects P2.4-B in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Citing the success of its micro-saving programs, the Social Security System (SSS) said on Monday it has collected P2.4 billion in contribution from its members from Central Luzon from January to July 2014, 14 percent higher than the collection for the same period last year.
According to Vilma Agapito, SSS Assistant Vice President for Central Luzon Division, the increase in the collection rate is a result of the high employment growth in Clark Freeport, Subic, Angeles City, City of San Fernando, Ologapo City, and Cabanatuan City.
14 Oct 2014 - City implements height clearance for tricyclesMABALACAT CITY -- The City Government of Mabalacat has implemented City Ordinance 25 requiring all tricycles to observe the "10 inches" minimum clearance from the ground to the base of all sidecars.
Tricycle operators are given six months from the approval of the ordinance on August 6 to apply corrective measurement on the sidecars.
13 Oct 2014 - Sheriff: Demolition continues in MaimpisPAMPANGA -- A sheriff tasked by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 47 in San Fernando said over the weekend that the demolition of illegal structures in the contested 130-hectare property in Barangay Maimpis, being claimed by lawyer Eligio Mallari and some 90 farmers on the other end, is ongoing as embodied in the June 4, 2014 Writ of Demolition issued by the court.
In his fifth partial report Sheriff Designate-on-Case Angelito Domingo said that from September 3, the demolition of remaining structures--concentrating on the boundaries-- in the two parcels of land under Lot 3364 with TCT No. 154516-R (now TCT No. 042-2012002013) and Lot 3843 with TCT No. 154515-R (now TCT No. 042-20100057900) situated in Maimpis village in the City of San Fernando, continues.
13 Oct 2014 - Suspect in killing of village official surrendersANGELES CITY -- The suspect in the killing of Barangay Cutcut official Billy Bautista has surrendered to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan yesterday.
Pamintuan, in a text message, said that the suspect (a minor) asked to be turned-over to the him after he was arrested by his security aide and police officers.
13 Oct 2014 - US Marine tagged in Olongapo killingA US Marine is now under custody after he was tagged in the killing of a transgender in this city Saturday evening.
The transgender, identified as a certain Jeffrey Laude, also known as "Jennifer," 26, from Barangay West Bajac Bajac, this city, was found dead inside Celzone Lodge along Magsaysay Drive around 11 p.m. Saturday.
13 Oct 2014 - More Hacienda Dolores folks get land titlesPAMPANGA -- More than 100 land titles were formally turned-over to residents of Hacienda Dolores here during simple ceremonies with LLL Holdings and Municipal Government Officials, Mayor Condralito dela Cruz told on Monday.
Dela Cruz said that the land titles form part of the 1,000 land titles being processed for locals who have entered into a compromise with the LLL Holdings. He added that they are closely monitoring the release of other land titles to the residents who have been coordinating with LLL Holdings.
13 Oct 2014 - In-depth investigation on slaying of gay orderedSUBIC BAY -- Police authorities ordered an in-depth investigation on the slaying of a transgender or gay who was found dead inside a comfort room in Celzon Lodge located along Ramon Magsaysay Drive, East Tapinac, Olongapo City, Saturday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasnta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, said he has instructed Senior Superintendent Pedrito delos Reyes, Olongapo City Police director, to identify and arrest the killer of Jeffrey Laude, alias Ka Jennifer, 26, of West Tapinac, Olongapo City.
13 Oct 2014 - Pelco 2 vows better services, facilities by December 2014MABALACAT CITY -- The improvements in electric services and customer service systems of the Pampanga II Electric Cooperative Inc. (Pelco 2) shall all be in place by December this year, Dennis Anthony Uy, president and chief executive officer of Comstech Integration Alliances Inc. (Comstech) assured over the weekend.
Uy made the assurance as he announced improvements on the customer services of the power cooperative after its management was turned-over to Comstech in partnership with the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).
13 Oct 2014 - Tricycle driver nabbed for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas police nabbed a tricycle driver over the weekend after he was found to be in possession of suspected illegal drugs.
Police Chief Inspector John Clark led the Municipal Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group operatives of this station in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) of Camp Olivas in the buy-bust operation along Magsaysay Street, Barangay Sto. Niño Sapa of this town, which led to the arrest of the suspect.
13 Oct 2014 - Obinque promoted to senior superintendentPAMPANGA -- Superintendent Westrimundo Obinque, chief of the Regional Comptrollership Division of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3), was promoted to senior superintendent.
Obinque, a member of Philippine Military Academy Class '92 was promoted last week together with Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan, former Deputy Regional Director for Operations.
13 Oct 2014 - Reviving the art of letter writing at SM City OlongapoSUBIC BAY -- The Philippine Postal (PhilPost) Corporation together with the Department of Education (DepEd), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and SM Supermalls held the Second National Letter Writing Day recently at SM City Olongapo to mark the celebration of World Post Day in the country.
The ever-expanding world of new technology brings change the way our brains work, emails and texts influence much of our letter writing skills, while the classic letter writing has died out.
12 Oct 2014 - Arayat open for businessPAMPANGA -- Vice Mayor Ramon Changcoco said that local officials under the leadership of Mayor Emmanuel “Bon” Alejandrino are working hard to improve the image and status of Arayat town.
Changcoco issued the statement during the launching of the Air Cable, provider of cable television and internet, last Friday.
12 Oct 2014 - Caragan festival 'potential' national eventMABALACAT CITY - A consultant of the Department of Tourism (DOT) has said that the city’s Caragan Festival is a potential national event.
Nilo Agustin, a DOT consultant on special projects, issued the statement during the culmination of a three-day workshop on festival planning and management sponsored by the City Government last week.
12 Oct 2014 - ACCTN now serving Arayat townPAMPANGA -- The Angeles City Cable Television Network (ACCTN), the leading cable television and internet provider in Central Luzon, continues to expand its service area, this time reaching out to the town of Arayat, Pampanga.
The launching of ACCTN in this town was held during a simple ceremony at the network’s office located at Stall 2 Kibanoff, Santiago Building, Gapan-San Fernando-Olongapo (GSO) Road Purok 7, Plazang Luma here.
12 Oct 2014 - 14 hurt in Guagua accidentPAMPANGA -- At least 14 individuals were injured on Friday morning following a chain collision of five vehicles along the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa) in Barangay San Matias, Guagua.
The accident involved a 14-wheeler truck, an owner-type jeep, two sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and a tricycle.
12 Oct 2014 - Asean economic integration highlighted in seminarANGELES CITY— In preparation for the upcoming regional integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) next year, the Jocson College Incorporated (JCI) conducted on October 8 a seminar-exhibit on the region-wide Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP).
The regional economic integration will create an Asean Economic Community (AEC), which envisions the Southeast Asia as “a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, a region of equitable economic development, and a region fully integrated into the global economy.”
12 Oct 2014 - Porac community benefits from Aussies' medical missionPAMPANGA -- The indigent families of Pio Model Community here were the beneficiaries of the Returned and Services League of Australia - Angeles Branch's recent medical mission that aimed to address the health needs of local residents.
Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz said that the municipal government is thankful for the support of the group that brought free medical services and medicines to the locals. Beneficiaries availed of check-ups, free medicines and multivitamins for children.
12 Oct 2014 - Tricycle driver nabbed for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Police arrested suspect Francis Canicon, 29, a resident of Sto. Nino Viejo in the City Of San Fernando after the suspect handed over one piece of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance (believed to be shabu) to poseur buyer PO1 Sherwin Deloria in exchange for a P500-bill utilized as marked money.
Police Chief Inspector John Clark led the Municipal Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group operatives, in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), in the buy-bust operation along Magsaysay St., Barangay Sto. Nino Sapa of this town.
11 Oct 2014 - Execs clarify charges over village land rowPAMPANGA -- Several high-ranking government officials clarified recently the charges brought against them involving the land dispute between former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Eligio Mallari and some 90 farmers of Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
An affidavit of complaint were filed against Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez, Butil Party-list Representative Agapito Guanlao, City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago, Baragay Maimpis Captain Romeo Dizon, and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) First Engineering District Officer-in-Charge Engineer Enrico Guilas.
11 Oct 2014 - Capitol gives P1.9-M aid to 2nd district studentsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda distributed at least P1,945,000 in educational financial assistance to 778 college students from the second district of Pampanga.
These student-beneficiaries who received P2,500 each are under the offices of Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda, 478 students; Board Members Salvador Dimson, Jr., 100; Arthur Salalila, 100; and Anthony Joseph Torres, 100; The students come from the towns Floridablanca, Sta. Rita, Guagua, Lubao, Porac and Sasmuan.
11 Oct 2014 - Once vanishing Kuliat vines now nurturedANGELES CITY -– It's the first celebration today, October 12, of the so-called “twin fiesta” of this city and the residents and their visitors will again take note of the name "Kuliat."
The last of twin celebrations will be held on the last Friday of October.
11 Oct 2014 - Angeles cultural group promotes Filipino traditional dancesCLARK FREEPORT -- Attired in traditional Filipino costumes, several members of the Kundiman ning Angeles Foundation (KNA) showcased the ingenuity of Filipino culture through a traditional dance ball held recently at Holiday Inn in this Freeport.
KNA is an active, non-profit organization revived in 2005 by Rely Suarez and son Mancio, which promotes and preserves Kapampangan culture and heritage of Angeleños.
11 Oct 2014 - Pampanga declares July 10 as Arbor DayPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Board passed on Friday an ordinance declaring July 10 of every year as Arbor Day in the province of Pampanga.
Fourth District Board Member Nestor "Bay" Tolentino, who had pushed for the ordinance, said that the date is also declared a public working holiday to ensure involvement on the activity that encourages participation and involvement in tree planting and greening activities.
11 Oct 2014 - BFP-3 celebrates 23rd yearPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Central Luzon Office (BFP-3) vowed to improve its public service delivery system during the recent celebration of its 23rd anniversary at Otel Apartelle in this city.
Following the theme, “Isulong ang Kaunlaran, Sunog ay Iwasan, Kaalaman at Pag-iingat ay Kailangan,” the celebration highlighted the institutional reforms which will be implemented to develop the efficiency of the fire protection agency’s public services. The event also announced that the BFP will receive new fire fighting tools and equipment from the government as part of its efforts to modernize the country’s fire protection system.
11 Oct 2014 - Bizman arrested for guns, ammoPolice arrested a businessman after confiscating two firearms and several ammunition in his house in Barangay Mambangnan, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija on Friday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director, said the Nueva Ecija Police Intelligence Branch, Provincial Public Safety Company and Nueva Ecija Detection Field Office raided the house of Josefino Milanes, a businessman of the said barangay and confiscated two guns and ammunitions which do not have pertinent documents.
11 Oct 2014 - 40th PBCE set October 22 to 24PAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) announced yesterday that the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is now set for its premier annual event, the 40th Philippine Business Conference and Exposition (PBCE) to be held on October 22 to 24, 2014 at the Manila Hotel.
PamCham said the PBCE is an annual three-day business summit that provides a collaborative venue for business leaders, government officials and other development stakeholders to exchange ideas on issues on business and the economy, and share business opportunities.
10 Oct 2014 - Aquino’s cousin suspended by Tarlac councilPAMPANGA -- A cousin of President Benigno Aquino III was suspended by the Tarlac Provincial Board (PB) for alleged misconduct, abuse of authority and culpable violation of the Constitution.
Paniqui Mayor Miguel Cojuangco Rivilla said he was caught "off-guard" when his suspension order was served by the PB on Friday afternoon.
10 Oct 2014 - 9,282 indigents benefit from Capitol POC programPAMPANGA -- Some 9,282 indigent Kabalens who are non-PhilHealth members directly benefited from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation's (PhilHealth) Point of Care (POC) program of the Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda as of October 2.
At least P20-million has been allocated and approved by the Provincial Board for the payment of PhilHealth premium under the POC program.
10 Oct 2014 - Parts of Pampanga to experience power interruption on October 14PAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced Friday the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities in areas being served by the Pampanga III Electric Cooperative Inc. or Pelco III.
On October 14, Tuesday, power in Apalit, San Simon, Macabebe, Minalin, Masantol, and Sto. Tomas will be interrupted from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
10 Oct 2014 - PAF sergeant commits suicideCLARK FREEPORT -- A member of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) died after he reportedly shot himself inside their office at Clark Field, Angeles City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the victim as Master Sergeant Alberto Jacinto Clemento, 55, assigned at the Administration Office Directorate for Intelligence of the 600th Air Base wings based at Clark Field.
10 Oct 2014 - Wanted person in Central Luzon arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police arrested the number seven most wanted person in his house in Barangay Partida, San Miguel, Bulacan, Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, said the policemen armed with a warrant of arrest issued by the Regional Trial Court branch 20, Malolos City when they raided the house of Joselito Chico alias Pulot at the said barangay.
10 Oct 2014 - Cop, 2 others arrested for transporting illegal lumberPAMPANGA -- Three persons including a police officer were arrested during a hot pursuit operation after they did not stop in a checkpoint in Barangay Kita-Kita, San Jose City, Monday.
Senior Superintendent Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police provincial director, identified those arrested as Police Officer-1 Kennedy Catabay, 26, a resident of Barangay Bulagaw, Tuao, Cagayan; Danilo Lacar, 31, of Cabugao, Apayao and Odilon Bautista, 38, driver and resident of Pilar, Abra.
10 Oct 2014 - Children brigades formed, trained vs disasterPAMPANGA -- In its continuing efforts to increase the disaster preparedness and resiliency of children in schools, international non-government organization Save the Children has formed children brigades in various schools in Pampanga.
Members of the brigade will be part of the School Disaster Risk Reduction Management Group (SDRRMG), and will be peer facilitators, who will communicate the risks brought by calamities and the preparations needed to mitigate its effects.
10 Oct 2014 - SM City Clark marks second National Letter Writing DayANGELES CITY -- The Second National Letter Writing Day was held SM City Clark last Thursday.
The event is in partnership with Philippine Postal service (PhlPost), Department of Education and SM Supermalls.
9 Oct 2014 - Sereno lauds Pineda for support to courtsPAMPANGA -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno lauded and thanked Thursday the Provincial Government of Pampanga led by Governor Lilia Pineda for funding the construction of the P43-million Regional Trial Court (RTC) building and addressing the concerns and needs of local courts.
During the blessing and inauguration of the RTC building located just at the back of the Provincial Capitol, Sereno said, "Rest assured that our judiciary will remain fair and independent and we will be active partners of the people and the government in the administration of justice."
9 Oct 2014 - Dengue cases surge in LubaoPAMPANGA -- Local health workers and residents of this town are worried over the rising cases of dengue this year.
Based on the data of the Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon Office, the number of dengue cases is up by 14 percent this year.
9 Oct 2014 - Another dolphin pregnant at Ocean Adventure ParkSUBIC FREEPORT -- Another baby dolphin will be born next year, officials of Ocean Adventure announced on Thursday.
"This is a result of the nurturing environment provided to all the animals at the marine theme park, and the care and affection bestowed upon them by the Ocean Adventure family. We want to share this very positive development to the public, as it tells us that we are doing the right thing in taking care of our animals. We are quite happy to announce that another of our dolphins is pregnant," said Gail Laule, executive vice-president of Ocean Adventure
0 Oct 2014 - DOT: Homegrown merchants to join food expoANGELES CITY -- Home-grown food merchants will participate in the Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival set on October 17 to 19 at the MarQuee Mall, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced.
DOT Central Luzon Director Ronnie Tiotuico said "food-lovers have every reason to visit the province of Pampanga during the event."
9 Oct 2014 - BuklatAklat: Bookworms in the Age of the World Wide WebANGELES CITY -- Reading will be cool again on October 11, 2014 as the AB-402 class of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education of Holy Angel University launches the BuklatAklat: Libro Mo, Kinabukasan Ko project, a book drive for the benefit of the students of Maliwalu Elementary School in Bacolor, Pampanga.
The project seeks to solicit old children's books, fiction and non-fiction books, comic books and educational books from fellow CASEd students. "We want to promote and maintain book reading in the age of Facebook and internet gaming," says project head and Communication Arts student Genesis C. Aquino, who believes reading is an essential activity to a child's learning and education, therefore it must be instilled in them early on.
9 Oct 2014 - 11-more day-care centers in CSFP accredited by DSWDPAMPANGA -- With 11 more day-care centers and workers accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the City Government of San Fernando, Pampanga guarantees the delivery of quality early childhood care and development programs to Fernandino children.
Mayor Edwin Santiago announced the results of the accreditation during the kick-off program for the city’s observance of children’s month yesterday. These day-care centers are from Barangay Sta Teresita, San Felipe, Magliman, Dela Paz Sur, Lourdes, San Isidro, Alasas, Quebiawan, San Juan, and two from Dolores.
9 Oct 2014 - 200 discover art of letter writing at SM City PampangaPAMPANGA -- Some 200 students from Santa Cruz Academy in Lubao town and Dominican School of Mexico rediscovered the art of letter writing in yesterday's 2nd National Letter Writing Day at SM City Pampanga.
SM City Pampanga public relations manager Rain Cervantes said that the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) led the activity in cooperation with the Department of Education, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino and SM Supermalls. SM City Clark has hosted a similar event.
9 Oct 2014 - Sto. Tomas police nab drug suspect in buy bustPAMPANGA -- Police operatives here arrested suspect Manuel Feliciano in a buy bust operation that resulted in the recovery of suspected illegal drugs.
Chief Inspector John Clark said that they have conducted the operation in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency at Sitio Balangcas in Barangay San Matias here.
9 Oct 2014 - Developer donates lands to Porac residentsPAMPANGA -- Real estate developer Leonio Land conducted a Land Title Donation Program during the recent fiesta in Barangay Dolores here.
The Program, which forms part of Leonio Land’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, will benefit about 600 households consisting of an estimated 3,000 informal settlers in Barangay Dolores, including the lots of the Dolores Elementary School and Church. Roughly 27 hectares of land owned by the company, with an average lot size of 372 square meters per family, will be donated.
7 Oct 2014 - GLF among PHL best festivalsPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando's famed "Ligligan Parul" or Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) has been acclaimed anew as one of the best tourism events in the country during the 10th Pearl Awards held last Saturday in Bacolod City.
Last year, the world renowned festival of lights and sounds held every December, also earned the first runner-up slot in the Pearl Awards which is organized by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines and the Department of Tourism.
7 Oct 2014 - Hanjin admits workers using illegal drugsSUBIC BAY -- Workers of the Korean firm Hanjin Shipyard are reportedly using illegal drugs and “is quite alarming,” said an official here.
“The reports of illegal drugs use in the shipyard have prompted the management of Korean shipbuilder Hanjin to tighten their security,” Illuminado Comandao, an official of Sushicor, a Hanjin subcontractor said.
7 Oct 2014 - Artist denies involvement in Angeles Museo exhibitPAMPANGA -- Presidential Merit Awardee for Ecclesiastical Art Willy Layug has denied any involvement in the upcoming exhibit of the alleged works of the late Kapampangan artist Juan Flores at the Museo ning Angeles this October stressing that he was not part of the affair and that his current works are not part of the exhibit.
"I am surprised that my name was being used to promote the event. It also saddens me that some people are using my name to advance their interests," Layug told.
7 Oct 2014 - Tricycle driver nabbed in Lubao for illegal drugsA tricycle driver here was recently arrested after a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Lubao police at Barangay San Nicolas II, this town.
Police Officer Avelino Agumboy identified the suspect as 33-year-old Makoy who is a resident of the said barangay. Agumboy said that the arrest of Makoy was due to a P500 marked money, two big sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu which were recovered from the suspect’s possession.
7 Oct 2014 - Clark hosts Northern Luzon Shipping SummitCLARK FREEPORT -- Around 200 industry stakeholders recently attended the Northern Luzon Shipping Summit at Clark Freeport, which was organized by the Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation.
Clark Development Corporation President Arthur Tugade vouched that the Clark Airport and Subic Bay seaport, which are both former American bases, could be viables gateway for Northern Luzon.
7 Oct 2014 - Alcala lauds DA, Gawad Kalinga for Central Luzon projectPAMPANGA -- Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala lauded the efforts of Gawad Kalinga (GK) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office here for the two-hectare land project in Bulacan that will be used for technology demonstrations and would benefit other provinces in Central Luzon.
In a memorandum of understanding between DA and GK, a two–hectare piece of land (animal farm) located at Barangay Encanto, Angat, Bulacan will be allocated to DA for technology demonstration on the sustainable agricultural technology showcasing various crops and livestock under the high value crops development program, organic agriculture, rice, corn and livestock program and shall be managed by DA for two years and GK thereafter.
7 Oct 2014 - Man shot dead by MRCs in ArayatPAMPANGA -- Two suspected motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs) opened fire on a residential area in Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat, Pampanga killing a man last Saturday.
The Arayat police identified the victim as Remy Mesina, 45, a resident of Purok 1, Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat, Pampanga.
5 Oct 2014 - Guv calls for united effort vs denguePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda met with officials of the Department of Health (DOH), municipal health officers and doctors to drum up a united effort against dengue in Pampanga following the rise of dengue cases and the recent declaration of an outbreak in one municipality.
Pineda directed the local officials to use resources and manpower available to reduce incidents of dengue. She cited the need to for clean-ups and other measures.
5 Oct 2014 - Construction painter arrested for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- A construction painter in Floridablanca was recently arrested following a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Floridablanca police at the Barangay Del Carmen, this town.
The arrest, Floridablanca police anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of their local campaign against illegal drugs trade.
5 Oct 2014 - Homeowners urged to join anti-drug campaignPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Councilor Jimmy Lazation has urged officers of the federated home owner associations and members in the City of San Fernando to join the effort of the City and Provincial Government in a multi-sectoral joint effort to eradicate drug pushing and drug use here.
This as the Provincial Government of Pampanga led by Governor Lilia Pineda and city officials held another Anti-Drug Summit at the Heroes Hall over the weekend. The event was attended by dozens of sector leaders in the fight against drug abuse along with agency heads and other government officials.
5 Oct 2014 - Subic dolphin calf named LanaSUBIC BAY -- “Lana” is the name of the female dolphin calf.
This was announced on Saturday by officials of Ocean Adventure, a marine theme park here.
4 Oct 2014 - AEC seen as ‘threat’ to farmers, tradersPAMPANGA -- Several farmers and traders in the province expressed apprehension over the upcoming regional economic integration of the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean), which is set to materialize next year.
The regional economic integration will create an Asean Economic Community (AEC), which envisions Southeast Asia as "a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, a region of equitable economic development, and a region fully integrated into the global economy."
4 Oct 2014 - Guv calls on Porac tanods to help fight illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Dozens of barangay captains and tanods from Porac's villages gathered on Friday at the home of former Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon here for the Anti-Drug Summit meant to increase awareness on the drug problem at the grassroots level as they were urged by Governor Lilia Pineda to help in the campaign.
The summit is part of the series of talks on the Capitol's anti-drug campaign after drug related crimes and incidents in Pampanga have become alarming in the past months. Pineda aims to address all of the province's 10,000 tanods. She added that she has already addressed some 7,000 tanods to date.
4 Oct 2014 - LTO-Angeles keen on improving servicesANGELES CITY -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Angeles City vowed that it will continuously improve its facilities to provide utmost comfort and convenience to its clients.
During the agency's second semester "Big Clean Up and Big Sorting Day" on, LTO Angeles City Chief Transportation Regulation Officer Aida Santiago said that serving their clients come from the heart.
4 Oct 2014 - Capitol steps up war on drugsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has called on all local officials including homeowner associations in the province to join forces in the fight against illegal drugs.
During a summit on Anti-Illegal Drugs held at Heroes Hall here, Pineda asked Fernandinos to support provincial officials in eradicating of illegal drug problems among subdivisions not only in San Fernando but also in the entire province.
4 Oct 2014 - 306 ‘modern day heroes’ donate bloodPAMPANGA -- Some 306 blood donors joined on Friday the bloodletting activity of the provincial government themed, "Daya Cu, Saup Cu, Blood Donors Cu, Pagmaragul Cu," to help augment the blood requirements needed by the patients in the province.
Governor Lilia Pineda called the blood donors as "modern day heroes".
4 Oct 2014 - Government expo to showcase servicesANGELES CITY -- The "Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair 2014" scheduled on October 28 to 31, 2014 at the Event Center of SM City Clark here is expected to showcase government services and bring government programs closer to the people.
Kabisig chairman Daniel Guillen said that the event is a one-stop information exhibit that will feature government office profiles, service facilities, programs, projects and accomplishments, including products and services.
3 Oct 2014 - Peregrine not required to register with PCABCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of the Peregrine Development International Incorporated (Peregrine) said Friday that they are not required to register with the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB).
Dennis Wright, president and chief executive officer of Peregrine, said that international firms like Peregrine are not required to register with PCAB.
3 Oct 2014 - 1 killed, 6 injured in NLEx mishapPAMPANGA -- A bus conductor died and six passengers were injured during a collision of two buses and a cargo truck along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) in Barangay Sampaloc, Apalit, Pampanga, early dawn Friday.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police provincial director, said the lone fatality was identified as Quevil Pugal, 40, Dominion Bus Lines conductor.
3 Oct 2014 - Man shot dead in San LuisPAMPANGA -- A blood-soaked man, who was shot by a still unidentified suspect, was found at Sitio Tagulod, Barangay Sta. Monica, San Luis town.
The San Luis police identified the victim as Moises Ponce, 34, a resident of Barangay Mangga, Candaba town. The dead body was found in grassland at around 6 a.m. on Friday.
2 Oct 2014 - GGDC: Peregine not registeredCLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC) has revealed that Peregrine Development International Incorporated (Peregrine) is not a registered contractor.
GGDC president and Chief Executive Officer Mark Williams said documents obtained from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) show that Peregrine is not a duly accredited contractor.
2 Oct 2014 - Sisig to highlight Big Bite festANGELES CITY -- Hailed by the New York Times in a review as "arguably the greatest pork dish on earth," this city’s renowned sisig will highlight "Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival" slated on October 17 to 19 at the Activity Center of MarQuee Mall here.
Organizers of the food festival -- MarQuee Mall, in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry, Angeles City Tourism Office, North Luzon Expressway, Bank of the Philippine Islands and Lifestyle Network -- disclosed that Big Bite will be kicked-off with a giant sisig cook-off, symbolizing Angeles City’s major contribution to Philippine cuisine.
2 Oct 2014 - Pamintuan vows to construct Angeles’ third parkANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has vowed to build the city's third park at the red-light district of Barangay Balibago here.
"A third people's park will soon rise near the Checkpoint Transport Terminal in Barangay Balibago," Pamintuan said.
2 Oct 2014 - 2 suspected top CPP-NPA leaders arrestedPAMPANGA -- Two alleged top leaders of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) were arrested by authorities during a manhunt operation in Barangay San Antonio, Mexico, Pampanga, on Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director, identified the arrested suspects as Eugenia Magpantay-Topacio, alias "Reming" and her partymate-husband Agaton "Boy" Topacio alias Cosme, both residents of the said barangay.
2 Oct 2014 - San Fernando aims to lessen vehicular accidentsPAMOANGA -- The San Fernando City Government here recently conducted a safety driving seminar to decrease the growing number of accidents in the city.
Based on the data of the city traffic management division, for the month of September 2014 alone, the city recorded a total of 41 vehicular accidents.
2 Oct 2014 - ‘Pinasaya’: PhilPost, SM Clark celebrate letter writing dayANGELES CITY -- In celebration of World Post Day, SM Supermalls celebrated the National Letter Writing Day at SM City Clark in partnership with the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) on Thursday.
Dubbed "Pinasaya," the postal awareness campaign aims to develop the writing skills of students and help them hone their composition skills, as well as foster the enjoyment of sending and receiving letters through the postal office.
2 Oct 2014 - 2,000 Porac residents get PhilHealth cardsPAMPANGA -- Porac officials led by Mayor Condralito dela Cruz recently led the distribution of 2,000 locally funded PhilHealth cards at the Jose Songco Lapid Cultural And Civic Center in bid to help indigents get access to quality health services.
Councilor Mark Valencia said that the event was attended by Vice Mayor Dexter David along with local and barangay officials.
2 Oct 2014 - Internet firm exec abductedPAMPANGA -- The owner and manager of Adflix Solution, reportedly a Globe internet provider located in Barangay Quebiawan, was abducted by three unidentified armed men at the parking lot of Emagine building compound along MacArthur highway in Barangay Quebiawan, City of San Fernando on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga Police provincial director, identified the victim as Adrian Pagtalunan, 34, and a resident of Luntiang Paraiso Resort, Tabang Guiguinto, Bulacan.
1 Oct 2014 - TMCC to open December 8CLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC) revealed on Wednesday that The Medical City Clark (TMCC) will be completed and will open on December 8 this year.
GGDC president and chief executive officer Mark Williams said, "The Medical City is actually going forward, despite of what you're hearing in the press.
1 Oct 2014 - Only Clark viable as 2nd int’l airport – AirAsia CEOCLARK FREEPORT -- AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Maan Hontiveros on Wednesday said that the Clark International Airport (CRK) is the "only viable second international airport" of the country and is the best option to decongest the flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
"We always believe in the dual airport system. We always believe that this is Clark. It will complement the operations of the NAIA," said Hontiveros at the "Talk Widus" press conference at the Widus Hotel-Casino here.
1 Oct 2014 - Council commends Luciano for Clark airport developmentANGELES CITY -- The city council here has commended outgoing Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and Chief Executive Officer Victor Jose Luciano for his invaluable contribution to the airport's development.
In Resolution 7047, Luciano was commended “for his leadership and him being instrumental in bringing in flights to the Clark International Airport that benefited the economy of Angeles City and adjacent communities.”
1 Oct 2014 - Agri officials gear up for AEC 2015CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries in partnership with the Department of Agriculture gathered agricultural information officers, planning officers, banner program coordinators from Luzon A cluster (CAR, Regions 1, 2 and 3) for a two-day seminar-workshop at Lewis Grand Hotel here in preparation for the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.
AEC is about making trade and investments flow freely such as goods, services, and investment, among others, thus, creating an enabling environment for businesses to prosper by seizing opportunities in the global market.
1 Oct 2014 - Girl, 13, molested by fatherPAMPANGA -- A 13-year-old girl was allegedly molested by her own father in Apalit town.
Lolong (not his real name) was brought to the custody of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) last September 25 following a complaint by the victim's relatives that the 64-year-old suspect sexually molested his own daughter Maria (not her real name).
1 Oct 2014 - Rabies cases decline in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Man’s best friend, the dog, can possibly be his worst enemy when it comes to the spread of rabies infections.
“Rabies is a fatal disease in the developing countries. It is the rabies virus which invades the brain of an individual once you have been bitten by a rabid dog,” said Jane Barrera, a nurse from the Lubao District Hospital.
1 Oct 2014 - Outstanding Kapampangan scientist fetedANGELES CITY -- Angeles City born scientist Karl Marx A. Quiazon was recently honored by the Angeles City Council for his achievements in the field of aquatic biosciences after being awarded as among the 12 Outstanding Young Scientists at the Philippine International Convention Center recently.
Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting presented the City Council resolution honoring Quiazon's work at the City Hall Session Hall.
1 Oct 2014 - 214 police recruits take oath of officePAMPANGA -- At least 214 police recruits took their oath of office during a short program held at the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) ground parade, here, on Tuesday.
Superintendent Rolly Mendoza, chief of the Regional Police Personnel and Human Resource Development Division (RPHRDD) administered the oath taking ceremony.
30 Sep 2014 - MC Home Depot Pampanga opensPAMPANGA -- The pioneer in the home depot business concept opened its first provincial branch here on Tuesday.
MC Home Depot, which started providing everything, homes and offices need 19 years ago, opened its branch at San Fernando.
30 Sep 2014 - AUF-CI celebrates 10th anniversaryANGELES CITY -- Centered in promoting and teaching Chinese culture and language around the world, the Angeles University Foundation-Confucius Institute (AUF-CI) recently celebrated its 10th founding anniversary.
In line with the celebration, AUF-CI staged Confucius Day, which aims to "give a deeper view of the Chinese culture to the Filipino students," said AUF-CI Volunteer Chinese Teacher Yanyi Chen.
30 Sep 2014 - Abducted girl rescuedMABALACAT CITY -- A 12-year-old girl, reportedly abducted last Sunday in Madapdap Resettlement Center, was rescued in Porac town by policemen and social workers at dawn on Tuesday.
At the same time, police officers arrested the suspect Allen Gonzales, 21, who took her to the said town.
30 Sep 2014 - Abducted girl rescuedMABALACAT CITY -- A 12-year-old girl, reportedly abducted last Sunday in Madapdap Resettlement Center, was rescued in Porac town by policemen and social workers at dawn on Tuesday.
At the same time, police officers arrested the suspect Allen Gonzales, 21, who took her to the said town.
30 Sep 2014 - PNAT back in LuzonPAMPANGA -- After more than 10 years of being held in the Visayas, the Philippines RC Congress, in cooperation with the Angeles City Flying Club (ACFC) and Petron staged the 28th Philippine National Aeromodeler's Tournament (PNAT) in Luzon recently.
Dubbed as "Tomorrow We Fly," the three-day event of PNAT was held at the ACFC facilities in Magalang town, which will help introduce Pampanga as the new center for RC tournaments in the country.
30 Sep 2014 - Luciano: No bullet train to ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Outgoing Clark International Airport Corporation president and Chief Executive Officer Victor Jose Luciano has clarified that there is no proposal about a bullet train to connect the airport here and Metro Manila.
The National Government is bent on pursuing a high-speed train, which will connect the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and Clark, said Luciano.
30 Sep 2014 - Guv eyes local government academyCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda is eyeing the establishment of a local government development academy in Sto. Tomas town through the support of the University of Makati and other colleges and universities.
The newly and fully renovated two buildings vacated by the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) -- funded at an amount of P10-million by the Provincial Government -- will be used as facilities for the local development academy.
30 Sep 2014 - Renaming San Fernando requires studyPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin said Tuesday that renaming the City of San Fernando to San Fernando City or what is applicable under the law requires a thorough study and coordinative work with the City Council's counterparts in the capital of La union province.
The proposal of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham), he noted, has already been taken up in the plenary for the proper resolution, and will be communicated to the House of Representatives where Representative Oscar Rodriguez will take it up in aid of legislation in Congress and clarification with lawmakers in San Fernando, La Union, for proper disposition.
29 Sep 2014 - 3rd district students get educational assistancePAMPANGA -- Some 667 college students from the Third District towns of Bacolor, City of San Fernando, Mexico, Sta. Ana and Arayat yesterday received P6,000 each in educational assistance from Pampanga Representative Oscar Rodriguez at Heroes Hall in this city.
Even without the Priority Development Assistance Fund or PDAF, Rodriguez said he was able to source out the financial assistance for his “Tulong Dunong” program from government agencies like the Commission on Higher Education and Department of Social Welfare and Development, just so “the future of the students could be assured.”
29 Sep 2014 - Baby dolphin newest addition to Ocean Adventure familySUBIC BAY -- A baby bottle nose dolphin is the newest addition to the Ocean Adventure family, after "Hali", a first time dolphin mother, gave birth to the calf recently, according to officials of the marine theme park here.
Gail Laule, executive vice president of Ocean Adventure, said that Hali’s baby dolphin was born on August 31, 2014 at the Ocean Adventure facility in Subic Bay.
29 Sep 2014 - Rodriguez ready to push for new San Fernando namePAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez said Monday that he is ready to help officials and stakeholders who are clamoring for the renaming of the City of San Fernando to solve the confusion with its La Union capital counterpart.
Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. president Jim Jimenez said the chamber wanted the City of San Fernando, Pampanga renamed to San Fernando City, to save time, energy, and resources.
29 Sep 2014 - PamCham lauds MNTC for strong commitmentPAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) has lauded high-ranking officials of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) for their commitment to respond to the appeal of the public and private sectors to resolve the growing congestion problems particularly in the east portion of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa).
Last Friday, PamCham chairman Emeritus Levy Laus convened with MNTC president Rodrigo Franco, MNTC External Relations and Marketing Manager Robbie Tañada, Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez, San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago, and Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Director Antonio Molano, Jr. to discuss various "short-term and long-term programs, which are expected to resolve the problematic traffic system in a portion of JASA near the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx)."
29 Sep 2014 - Families in Masantol prone to storm surgePAMPANGA -- Some 15,000 families in six coastal barangays here are threatened by storm surges as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) continues to demolish the dikes of purportedly illegally built fishpens that serve as first line of defense of the Pampanga Delta Development Project Phase 1.
This was the statement of Village Chief Romano Aguinaldo of Sapang Cawayan, this town, as he disclosed that at present, at least 4 kilometers with a width of seven meters of the left bank of the Pampanga Delta Development Project Phase 1 was destroyed by the storm surge spawned by Typhoon Glenda recently.
29 Sep 2014 - San Fernando salutes outstanding employeesPAMPANGA -- The City Government has recognized the dedicated service rendered by its employees and officials by giving awards during the culmination of the civil service month held Monday at the City Hall.
Through its Programs on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (Praise), the City Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO) identified eight employees and 12 offices that rendered exemplary service to the City Government and for Fernandinos.
29 Sep 2014 - 2 nabbed for drugs in FloridablancaPAMPANGA -- alang, 46, and Willie Manalang, 42, who are both residents of Barangay Lambac, Guagua, were recently arrested here following a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Floridablanca police at Barangay Valdez, this town.
Rosales said that the arrest of Lopez was due to a P500 marked money, four big sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, and an improvised gun pen, which were recovered from the suspect’s possession.
28 Sep 2014 - Fiestang Kuliat to highlight religious eventsANGELES CITY - A month-long celebration of the Fiestang Kuliat will highlight Catholic practices along with socio-civic and cultural events.
The religious events this year include the Triduum, Fiestang Angel and La Naval Enthronement; the Fiestang Fiestang La Naval Concelebrated Mass and Grand Procession; Traslacion of Apu and Fiestang Apu Holy Mass and Procession.
28 Sep 2014 - Macapagal’s 104th birthday commemoratedPAMPANGA -- The Lubao local government here, together with the National Historical Commission, led the commemoration on Sunday of the 104th birth anniversary of the late President Diosdado "Apung Dadong" Macapagal.
The celebration was held at the Macapagal Ancestral House here.
28 Sep 2014 - 242 complete Porac skills trainingPAMPANGA -- Some 242 individuals graduated from the training programs of the Porac Manpower Training Center and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) over the weekend in Barangay Cangatba here.
The event was attended by Mayor Condralito dela Cruz, Vice Mayor Dexter David, Porac officials and newly minted Tesda Belinda Labutong.
28 Sep 2014 - Angeles students to join World Robot OlympiadANGELES CITY -- A group of students at the Living Stone International School (LSIS) in Barangay Balibago is set to participate in the World Robot Olympiad in Sochi, Russia this coming November.
Balibago Chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac said the LSIS students will represent the Philippine Robotics Team in the international robotics competition.
27 Sep 2014 - 3 Angeles village chiefs lead anti-drugs rallyANGELES CITY -- Officials of three villages here led by Salapungan barangay captain Reynaldo “Rey” Malig expressed their indignation against illegal drugs during a rally and program on Friday.
The anti-drugs rally was attended by Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Vice- Chairman and permanent Board Member Dr. Rommel Garcia, Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting, Station 6 Commander Chief Insp. Dederick Relativo, Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council head Anna Liza Suller, Order of Knights Rizal regional head Fr. Sonny Pahed, Drug Enforcement Unit head Insp. Marlon Ventus, Sta. Teresita Barangay Captain Marino Banola, Claro M. Recto Barangay Captain Mario Bognot and others groups, including Tau Gamma Phi, Phi Beta Rho, Tropang Crime Watch and ABE Kapampangan.
27 Sep 2014 - Bishop tells LGUs, DPWH: ‘Maintain trees along highway’ANGELES CITY -- A Catholic bishop has called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and local government units to maintain trees along the national highway to prevent accidents.
San Fernando Auxiliary Bishop Pablo David, priest of the Holy Rosary Parish Church, issued the statement during a dinner for a cause at the SM City Clark on Friday, which was spearheaded by the Sibul Ning Aeta Foundation (Sibul), in cooperation with other civic and environment organizations.
27 Sep 2014 - PamCham wants San Fernando renamedPAMPANGA -- Several officials of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) are pushing to rename the City of San Fernando, Pampanga to San Fernando City, Pampanga in order to avoid confusing it with the capital city of the province of La Union.
In his speech during a disaster prevention and mitigation forum held at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city last Thursday, PamCham president Jim Jimenez shared the renaming will help in saving time, energy, and resources of the city.
27 Sep 2014 - San Fernando bares traffic management planPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando has a plan, which it says will help ease the traffic congestion and reduce pollution in the city.
The Traffic and Transport Management Plan (TTMP) stipulates a plan of action, which is aimed at “reducing traffic congestion, quickening road trips, reducing the number of road accidents, and reducing air and noise pollution.”
27 Sep 2014 - ‘Katutubu’ art exhibit set October 7ANGELES CITY -- The art exhibit “Katutubu” is set to open on October 7 at the Student Center of the Holy Angel University.
Katutubu: An Exhibit in Celebration of the Indigenous Peoples’ Month aims to promote indigenous culture, and also create awareness among the people about cultural rights.
27 Sep 2014 - PDEA fetes PRO3 for drugs haulPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recently gave a plaque of appreciation to Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO) director.
Petrasanta personally received the said award from Undersecretary Deputy Director General Arturo Cacdac.
26 Sep 2014 - Rodriguez: DAP funds went to projectsPampanga third district Representative Oscar Rodriguez said Friday that the alleged Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds he supposedly got from Malacañang when he was still mayor of this city went to various projects "but were definitely not coursed through non-government organizations."
Recently, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said that the data released by the Department Budget and Management (DBM) showed a pattern in the release of DAP funds to local government units from 2011 to 2013 where most of the recipients are partymates of President Benigno Aquino III. The Computer Professionals Union's list shows Rodriguez allegedly having received P154 million.
26 Sep 2014 - Lizardo highlights social media in communicating disastersPAMPANGA -- From volcanic eruptions to super typhoons to earthquakes, the Philippines is no stranger to some of the strongest, deadliest, and costliest natural disasters to ever hit the world.
Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) Chief Science Research Specialist Oscardo Victor Lizardo emphasized these during a forum on disaster prevention and mitigation spearheaded by the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. held at Max's Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, on Thursday.
26 Sep 2014 - 2 bodies found in Bacolor garbage dumpPAMPANGA -- Two male bodies believed to be victims of summary execution were found at a garbage dump in Barangay San Isidro, Bacolor, Pampanga, on Thursday.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police provincial director, said that around 7:30 a.m. on that day, Barangay San Isidro chairman Jaime Hernandez reported to police the two bodies found at the garbage site.
26 Sep 2014 - Officials express support to beleaguered MCC headMABALACAT CITY -- Members of the City Council here expressed support to the newly installed head of the Mabalacat Community College, who earned criticism from different groups.
Carmelita Pangan Sotto, who was appointed recently by Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales, is more than qualified for the position, according to the council members led by Vice-Mayor Christian Halili.
26 Sep 2014 - 2 gunned down by motorcycle-riding suspectsTwo persons were gunned down by motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs) in separate shooting incidents in Candaba, Pampanga, police said Thursday.
Tirso Santos, 42, a resident of Pulong Gubat, Candaba town was shot dead by MRCs in front of Candaba Coliseum in Barangay Pulong Palazan, Sunday around 3:30 a.m and around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, John Paul Amatus Galang, 15, of Barangay Mandasig, Candaba, was shot twice by unidentified armed men at Ms. Earth Park of the said barangay.
26 Sep 2014 - Yokohama embarks on feeding programCLARK FREEPORT -- Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc. (YTPI) launched another feeding program recently at the San Joaquin Elementary School in Mabalacat.
Through the help of the Mabalacat City Nutrition Action Office, 50 schoolchildren from different grade levels that were identified as "severely wasted" (low-weight) will be provided with hot meals, milk, and food supplements five days per week, Monday to Friday for 60 days.
26 Sep 2014 - Minors rescued in videoke barPAMPANGA -- Four girls who were allegedly being exploited to perform sexual services were rescued in a videoke bar in Barangay Sindalan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, while four persons were arrested, including the owner of the bar in an entrapment operation Wednesday night.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, identified those arrested as Gloria de Guzman, 52, owner of Zeigel Videoke Bar; Robert Sibug, 31, bar manager, both residents of Madapdap, Mabalacat, Pampanga; Christian Gatso, 18, waiter, a resident of Barangay Sindalan; and, Melchor Puntahe, 20, waiter, a resident of Barangay San Nicolas, City of San Fernando.
25 Sep 2014 - Alviera to create new economic hub in Central LuzonANGELES CITY -- Top officials of Ayala Corporation (AC) graced on Thursday the launching here of the P75 billion Alviera in Porac, Pampanga, and the developers described the township project as the next economic hub in Central Luzon.
AC Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala joined other Ayala officials and representatives of the Leonio family's Leonio Land Holdings Inc. in the grand launch of the 1,100-hectare Alviera at MarQuee Mall here.
25 Sep 2014 - Capitol dishes out P65-M for educationPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda has released more P65 million in financial grants under its Educational Financial Assistance Program (EFAP) from 2011 to September 2014.
The EFAP, which aims to give equal opportunities for poor and indigent but deserving Kapampangan students, has so far covered 4,060 students from the provinces four districts enrolled in college and honor students in high school who get around P5,000 to P10,000 per semester.
25 Sep 2014 - Solar power field to rise in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- As the use of renewable energy has grown considerably over the past years, this Freeport is set to benefit from this development through a solar field, which will be constructed starting October this year.
Benito Aquino Gonzales Jr., a well-known renewable energy advocate, disclosed in an interview that an international energy company has leased a 25-hectare land inside this Freeport for the construction of a solar field encompassing 220,000 solar panels, which can produce 15 to 18 megawatts of electricity.
25 Sep 2014 - Sta. Rita dengue cases rise to 104 in 9 monthsPAMPANGA -- Mayor Yolanda "Yolly" Pineda is exhausting all means to prevent the spread of dengue as the mosquito-borne disease reportedly affected 104 people in first nine months of 2014, a municipal health official said on Wednesday.
Municipal Health Office (MHO) head Dr. Lennard De Vera said Pineda had asked his office and school officials to check on thousands of students daily for symptoms of dengue, notably fever.
25 Sep 2014 - RCCP, Mirai Ni Kibou teach Haven folk treasure box craftPAMPANGA -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) and Japanese Mirai Ni Kibou Foundation recently trained women and girls at the Haven, a women's facility in Magalang, the art of making treasure boxes.
Board Member Ricardo Yabut, RCCP secretary, said 89 girls and women were trained by the groups, with the assistance of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
24 Sep 2014 - San Luis declared in state of calamity due to floodsPAMPANGA -- The San Luis Municipal Council here has placed this town under a state of calamity after several barangays have been flooded due to the effects of Typhoon "Luis" and Tropical Storm "Mario".
The council led by Vice Mayor Leonardo Salas declared the state of calamity over the municipality following a request from Mayor Venancio "Asyong" Macapagal, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Council (MDRRC) chairperson.
24 Sep 2014 - Bizman: Rise in bank deposits indicates strong economyPAMPANGA -- "It's a strong indication that money is freely flowing and economic growth is sustained in Central Luzon, especially in Angeles City and the City of San Fernando.”
Thus said businessman Renato "Abong" Tayag, former president and now director of the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI), when asked to comment about the 19.7 percent increase in bank deposits in the region last year.
24 Sep 2014 - Guv lauds Tesda for scholarship programCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda recently lauded the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) for giving some P6.6-million to schools and private firms intended for the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) and employment of the youth in Pampanga.
“We are happy that Tesda is one of our partners in making the Kapampangan youth productive and progressive. Thank you, Tesda,” the governor said.
24 Sep 2014 - DILG okays village revenue ordinanceMABALACAT CITY -- The revenue ordinance of Barangay Balibago, which was disapproved by the city council for four times, received the nod of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently.
In her reply letter to Balibago chairman Rodelio Mamac, DILG Central Luzon Director Florida Dijan said, "the Balibago Ordinance Number 02 Series of 2014 is sufficient in form and substance and could have been valid if not for the denial of the Sangguniang Panlungsod."
24 Sep 2014 - 3 arrested in buy-bust operationPAMPANGA -- Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Luzon arrested three suspected shabu pushers in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Lagundi, Mexico, Pampanga, last Tuesday.
PDEA regional director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the arrested suspects as Encar Sulangi, a resident of West Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City; Michael Mercado of Barangay San Vicente and Ronald Lingat, residents of Barangay San Matias, Sto. Tomas, Pampanga.
24 Sep 2014 - Village chief: Public service with humilityMABALACAT CITY -- A village chief in this town said that he is aiming for public service with humility.
Councilor Oscar Aurelio, chairman of Barangay Dau, said he is teaching government employees to satisfy people who visit the barangay hall with quality services.
23 Sep 2014 - BSP: Bank deposits in Central Luzon grew by 19.7%PAMPANGA -- The bank deposits in Central Luzon grew by 19.7 percent in 2013 and the growth was the fastest in Luzon, a member of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Monetary Board (MB) said on Tuesday.
MB member Alfredo Antonio, who was the keynote speaker of the 2014 awards ceremony and appreciation lunch for BSP stakeholders in Region III, said, "banking indicators likewise point to a sound financial system supportive of sustained economic growth in the region."
23 Sep 2014 - Guv briefs village execs on government projectsCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda recently led the orientation on the different programs of the National Government agencies and the Provincial Government attended by 159 barangay captains from the six municipalities of the second district held at Oxford Hotel inside this Freeport zone.
The two-day seminar themed "Magandang Ugnayan at Pagkakaisa Tungo sa mas Maunlad na Pamayanan," is aimed at equipping the barangay chief executives with enough knowledge and awareness on the on-going projects and programs of the Capitol and the line agencies of the government.
23 Sep 2014 - 1 dead, 27 injured in bus-truck mishapPAMPANGA -- A bus conductor died while 27 people were injured after a Victory Liner bus collided with a 14-wheeler Isuzu dump truck along the southbound lane of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) near Mexico.
Police Inspector Roldan Mañulit, Deputy for Operations of the Mexico Municipal Police Station (MPS) identified the Victory Liner bus conductor as Benedict Dipan who died on the spot.
23 Sep 2014 - Clark among Koreans’ popular retirement, investment havenCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday that Clark and its contiguous areas is among the popular retirement and investment haven of Koreans in the Philippines.
This came after officials from the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) met with Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul Hernandez to apprise the Philippine Embassy of the Philippines of PRA’s successful participation in the Korea Emigration and Investment Fair last September 10 to 14 held at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center and the COEX Convention Center in Gangnam, Seoul.
23 Sep 2014 - SM City Clark celebrates ‘Mabini Para Sa Kabataan’ANGELES CITY -- The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in partnership with the Department of Education and SM Supermalls recently celebrated the birth anniversary of “profound thinker and political philosopher, Apolinario Mabini here.
The celebration dubbed “Mabini Para saKabataan” featured a series of activities at SM City Clark with multi-arts learning for elementary school students from grades 5 to 6.
23 Sep 2014 - BIR adopts mega dike area for tree plantingPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 here has adopted some 5,000 square meters of the Fidel V. Ramos Mega Dike here for its tree planting initiative in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee led some 65 personnel and officials of Revenue Region 4 and Revenue District 21 B-South Pampanga in the tree planting activity over the weekend along the mega dportion in Barangay Del Rosario.
23 Sep 2014 - Tandem riders shoot man in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Joselito Perez, a resident of Barangay Lagundi, Mexico, was shot dead recently by two motorcycle-riding men in Barangay Maimpis, the city police said.
Based on the investigation of the San Fernando police, the victim was working at a glass and aluminum shop when two men riding-in-tandem shot Perez. The witnesses said that the suspects rode a gray motorcycle.
22 Sep 2014 - DPWH to rehabilitate Arnedo dike by 2015PAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Luzon Office reassured Monday the worried residents of this town that the rehabilitation of the breached Arnedo dike is set to commence on the first quarter of 2015.
Earlier, the 52.5 meters portion of the Arnedo dike gradually fell apart despite the recent efforts of the project contractor to strengthen it through a series of sand dumping operations.
22 Sep 2014 - 11 Candaba villages remain underwaterPAMPANGA -- Eleven villages in this town are still under floodwater with floodwaters reaching two to eight feet deep in some areas due to the recent onslaught of Tropical Storm "Mario".
The major road from Calumpit to Candaba is still not passable as of press time due to 15 feet of floodwater as of Monday.
22 Sep 2014 - Youth officials take over city hallPAMPANGA -- Some 32 young student leaders of the city will get the opportunity to work for their fellow Fernandinos as Mayor Edwin Santiago, together with the officials of the Rotary Club of San Fernando, opened the Youth Week celebration yesterday.
The presentation of the youth officials was held during Monday’s flag raising ceremony at the City Hall.
21 Sep 2014 - Lawmaker wants ‘dike’ removed to avert floodingPAMPANGA -- Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc has appealed to the local government unit here to remove the newly-built transverse dike being used as access road by quarry trucks.
Bondoc said the "road-dike" is reportedly hampering the flow of water at the Sto. Tomas-Minalin tail dike.
21 Sep 2014 - Parish conducts waste handling seminarANGELES CITY -- The Ministry on Service of the Holy Rosary Parish Church recently conducted a seminar on waste segregation and conversion to compost.
Former City Councilor Louie Reyes, head of the Green Youth Brigade, said residents of Hensonville Plaza subdivision attended the seminar facilitated by ministry head Sister Maria May Cano.
21 Sep 2014 - Hacienda Dolores residents complete skills trainingPAMPANGA -- Scores of residents in Porac Barangay Hacienda Dolores completed the livelihood and skills training program conducted by I-Serve Inc. in partnership with the Porac Manpower Training Center.
Porac Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said the beneficiaries learned skills needed for peanut processing as a means of livelihood.
21 Sep 2014 - Kapampangan FB group to continue mission for poorPAMPANGA -- Officers of the Kapampangan Ku, Pagmaragul Ku (KKPK), an organization of Kapampangan on Facebook, vowed to continue its mission of helping the indigents and sick people.
During the group’s third anniversary celebration at the Paskuhan Village here on Sunday, KKPK Founder Jetlee Tiongco said that they will continue to provide social services to the Kapampangan.
21 Sep 2014 - Angeles vice mayor speaks up on political plansANGELES CITY – “I am open to all options except running for city councilor in 2016.”
Thus said last-termer Vice Mayor Ma. Vicenta “Vicky” Vega-Cabigting when asked about her political plans.
21 Sep 2014 - 4 'most wanted' suspects arrestedPAMPANGA -- Four men in the "most wanted" list were arrested by members of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) over the weekend.
The arrested personalities were identified as Ariel Rivera, 19, a resident of Barangay Sta. Monica, Lubao, Pampanga; Rodel Mangalino, 37, a resident of Barangay Mambangnan, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija; Alfredo De Leon, a resident of Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan; and Bodarick Hilario, a resident of Barangay San Jose, Floridablanca, Pampanga.
21 Sep 2014 - Man arrested for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- The police in Sto Thomas arrested a male suspect over the weekend in a buy bust operation at Barangay Poblacion.
Chief Inspector John Clark explained that suspect Ely Canlas, 32, was arrested in the operation after handing to a police poseur buyer a heat-sealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.
20 Sep 2014 - Pamintuan thanks CDC for projectsCLARK FREEPORT -- Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has expressed his gratitude to the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for the infrastructure projects being undertaken in the city to be completed before the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) ministerial meeting next year inside this Freeport.
During his regular monthly Kapihan with the members of the Pampanga Media at the Bel Posto Ristorante of Imerex Plaza Hotel in Angeles City, Pamintuan announced that the construction of the Bayanihan Rotunda has already commenced and is expected to be finished before November 30 this year.
20 Sep 2014 - Central Luzon sustains P659M palay damages from ‘Luis’PAMPANGA -- While still compiling damages to crops in Central Luzon (CL) from Tropical Storm "Mario", various provincial governments in the region have submitted their list of damages on palay crops from the recent Typhoon "Luis" amounting to P659,771,099, Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
DA regional director Andrew Villacorta said that the DA is still compiling reports on palay damages in heavily flooded areas in Central Luzon. This, as the DA has yet to verify the damages from recent Typhoon "Luis".
20 Sep 2014 - Metrobank fetes Kapampangan artistANGELES CITY -- Kapampangan visual artist Arnel Garcia received a special citation at the 2014 National Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) held at the Le Pavilion in Pasay City over the weekend.
His work, "Facets of Faces" can be viewed together with the rest of the visual art and architecture exhibit at the said venue.
20 Sep 2014 - RCCP calls for partners in community projectPAMPANGA -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) is now calling on partners and other non-government groups to help in their project of providing women in target communities here with free courses on dressmaking and sewing.
RCCP president Lourdes David disclosed that they are calling on people who are willing to partner with RCCP on the project.
19 Sep 2014 - Guv urges gov’t agencies, LGUs: ‘Converge, work together'PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged line agencies of the government to work together and converge their resources with the local government units (LGUs) to effectively serve the people and meet performance targets every year.
This was disclosed by Pineda, chair of social development committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC) during the First full council meeting of the Regional Development Council (RDC) Sectoral Committee on Social Development on Wednesday.
19 Sep 2014 - Construction of P12-M Candaba community hospital kicks-offPAMPANGA -- The Candaba Community Hospital will rise in a 6.7 hectare land owned by the municipality along Pansol road in Barangay Pasig, this town, said Maglanque.
The Municipal Council, in a resolution sponsored by Councilor Linda “Donya” Salac, seconded by Councilor Thelma Macapagal and concurred by all the members has initially approved and funded the project with the amount of P5.5- million for the Phase 1, then, an additional budget of more than P6-million will be allotted for the second phase of the project.
19 Sep 2014 - 2 persons in Pampanga slain by MRCsPAMPANGA -- Ruperto Guese, 54, a resident of Bebe Anac, Masantol was on his way home on board a Rusi Motorcycle (5709XO) together with Marilyn Yumang, 48, when shot by MRCs along the road of Barangay Sto. Nino, Masantol town.
In Arayat, Nestor Cruz, 51, a resident of Barangay San Agustin Norte was walking along Barangay Lacquiros when two gunmen on board a motorcycle shot him.
19 Sep 2014 - Motor pool manager killed in OlongapoSUBIC BAY -- Angelito Pineda, 34, a resident of Purok 4, Olongapo City was shot to death by unidentified gunman in Barangay Barreto, Olongapo City, recently.
The victim was driving his black Chevrolet without plate number together with his wife, Emily Pineda, 31, when he was waylaid by the suspect.
19 Sep 2014 - Man nabbed in buy-bust in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Reynaldo Lopez, 37, was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the city police the other night in Barangay Sto. Nino.
The arrest, the city police said, is part of their local campaign against illegal drugs trade.
19 Sep 2014 - Tricycle driver arrested in a drug buy-bust in LubaoPAMPANGA -- A tricycle driver, Robert Regala, 40, here was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) last night in Barangay Concepcion, Lubao, Pampanga.
The arrest, Lubao PNP anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of their local campaign against illegal drugs trade.
19 Sep 2014 - Aquino kin as CIAC head not yet final?CLARK FREEPORT -- The much-publicized "take over" of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) by a relative of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is not yet a "final and executory".
This was according to a source at the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), who said that newly appointed CIAC Board of Director Emigdio Tanjuatco Jr. needs to be voted first before he could assume the post of president and chief operations officer of CIAC.
19 Sep 2014 - Smart protects subscribers against text message scamsCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of Smart Communications Incorporated (Smart) has instituted measures to protect its consumers against text message scams.
Jose Felicisimo "Wo" Rosete, Smart External Relations senior manager, said they implemented a campaign to educate consumers about bogus schemes.
18 Sep 2014 - 2 Angeles officials want 1 traffic officeANGELES CITY -- Rivera said that the ACTIDO will merge the Public Transport and Regulatory Office (PTRO) and the Angeles City Traffic Enforcement and Management Office (ACTEMO). Both offices under ACTIDO will be under "one roof" and headed by one official, added Rivera. Councilor Edgardo "Edu" Pamintuan is the co-sponsor of the proposed ordinance.
Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, member of the minority bloc of the city council, expressed alarm over the proposed ordinance, stressing, "check and balance may disappear" in the creation of the ACTIDO.
18 Sep 2014 - DOH declares dengue outbreak in Sta. RitaPAMPANGA -- The Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon Office declared on Wednesday a dengue outbreak in this town but said that the dengue cases in the region have generally declined.
The dengue outbreak in Sta. Rita Pampanga was due to the 91 percent increase in the number of dengue cases this year.
18 Sep 2014 - Luciano: Incoming Clark airport head qualifiedCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Victor Jose Luciano said that his successor, Lawyer Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco Jr. has the qualification to head and run the corporation.
Luciano said CIAC needs a lawyer like Tanjuatco, now that the state-owned corporation encounters legal issues including the dispute at the Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC).
18 Sep 2014 - Angeles City village hosts forum on illegal drugs, rallyANGELES CITY -- A village near one of the largest universities in Central Luzon in terms of population is hosting a forum on illegal drugs on September 18 and 19.
Reynaldo “Rey” Malig, barangay captain of Salapungan, here, said that the first forum was held at the Nazarene Academy on Thursday. The second forum will be held at 9 a.m. on September 19 at the Salapungan Elementary School.
18 Sep 2014 - Angeles jail, fire officers asked to submit docs for subsidyANGELES CITY -- Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting asked officers of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) assigned in the city to produce additional documents to justify the subsidy given to them by the city government.
The City Government suspended the release of its financial assistance to every personnel of Philippine National Police (PNP), BJMP, and BFP following an observation issued by the Commission on Audit during the first quarter of 2014.
18 Sep 2014 - Police: PAC bomb threat a hoaxPAMPANGA -- Magalang Police here said on Thursday that the reported bomb threat last Tuesday at the Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC) was a hoax and seemed to have been perpetuated by a prankster.
Classes at PAC were suspended last Tuesday following the "bomb threat."
18 Sep 2014 - Software app to help farmers in rice productionPAMPANGA -- A new computer and Smartphone application will soon be able to help farmers in preparation for the upcoming dry season as the Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) conducted the Regional Crop Manager (RCM) meeting yesterday.
More than 60 agricultural extension officers attended the said meeting.
18 Sep 2014 - 6 members of robbery, carnap group arrestedPAMPANGA -- Six members of a notorious robbery and carnapping group were apprehended during a police operation in Barangay Sindalan, San Fernando, Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police acting provincial director, identified the suspects as Norman Delfin, 35, the alleged leader, and resident of Barangay Malino, Mexico town; Joseph Hermogenes, 42, and Cecilio Curato, 36, both residents of Barangay Quebiawan, City of San Fernando; Rodel Damian, 30, of CM Recto, Sta. Cruz, Manila; Albert Prietos, 31, native of Negros Occidental; and Dennis Cenvantes, 31, of Barangay Amsic, Angeles City.
17 Sep 2014 - Pamintuan on improving Angeles: ‘Break down the walls’ANGELES CITY – "We will continue breaking down the walls of apathy, regress, dirt and indifference."
Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Wednesday as he noted of the City Government’s efforts to continuously improve facilities, infrastructure and prime the highly urbanized city for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in January next year.
17 Sep 2014 - Trader:Luciano`s removal from CIAC ‘not best decision’ANGELES CITY --- “It is not the best decision.”
This was how businessman Rene Romero described the removal of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Victor Jose Luciano from his office as airport head by President Benigno Aquino III and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya.
17 Sep 2014 - Villar reminds rice traders: Don’t cheat consumersCLARK FREEPORT -- Mill owners and rice traders should remain truthful to the consumers amid the growing public discontent over the rising prices of agricultural products in the country.
This was the key message of Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, on her keynote speech for the Luzon Island Congress of the Confederation of Grains Retailers Associations of the Philippines Inc. (Grecon) held last September 13 at the Stotsenberg Hotel in this Freeport.
17 Sep 2014 - Santiago leads citywide greening in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago led Wednesday the simultaneous planting of squash and malunggay plants in the city's 35 barangays as a way of promoting communal garnering and in a bid to battle the adverse effects of climate change.
"This is like hitting two birds with one stone. While we are teaching our constituents to plant trees, we are promoting the consumption of nutritious food" said Santiago during his speech at the launching of the program held along the riverside behind the city hall building in Barangay Sto. Rosario.
17 Sep 2014 - SM City Clark’s to hold great weekend saleCLARK FREEPORT -- Get ready as SM City Clark’s 3-day great weekend sale slated on September 19, 20, 21, will feature great shopping finds and best deals for shoppers with longer shopping hours, from 9:00 AM up to 10:00 PM on the first day and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday!
Enjoy the biggest discounts up to 70 percent up for grabs from accessories, wellness products electronic gadgets, baby needs, sporting goods, home furnishing, to home appliances from SM Department Store, SM Hypermarket, local and international apparel shops mall wide.
17 Sep 2014 - Lawmaker lauds San Fernando for plastic-free movePAMPANGA -- Provincial Board committee on environment and natural resources chairman Nestor “Bay” Tolentino lauded Wednesday and recognized the City of San Fernando's move to make the component city “plastic free” at least by June 2015.
The City Council, after consultation with stakeholders, has set every Friday, starting September 19 this year as “plastic regulation day” under Ordinance 2014-008, which bans the use of plastics and Styrofoam as food packaging materials and handing this out for free to consumers.
17 Sep 2014 - 1st Kulinarya Cup held in TarlacPAMPANGA -- The First Kulinarya Cup aiming to boost tourism here was held recently at the Event Place of the Tarlac Convention and Visitors Bureau in Tarlac City.
In line with the celebration of tourism month this September, 20 students taking up culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management from different schools in Tarlac participated in the said competition.
16 Sep 2014 - BIR regional office exceeds August collection by 15%PAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 has registered a P270,780, 538.27 excess collection for the month of August registering a 15.25 percent increase as against its target goal where they were able to collect some P2,046,628,538.27 for the said period.
This was bared by Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee, who said that the BIR is very lucky to have exceeded its target and has high hopes that the agency would continue on the said course. The RR4's target for August is P1,775,848,000. The BIR here was also able surpass their 2013 collection for the same period by 38.93 percent or P573,458,671.51.
16 Sep 2014 - Luciano to continue fighting for Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and Chief Executive Officer Victor Jose Luciano has vowed to continue fighting for the full development of Clark International Airport (CRK).
Luciano issued the statement shortly after he revealed in a press briefing here on Monday that he was designated as director of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) by Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya.
16 Sep 2014 - ‘Local leaders support crucial for mass immunization’CLARK FREEPORT -- Representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Monday that "political commitments" are crucial and important to ensure the success of the ongoing nationwide immunization drive against measles and polio.
Dr. Robert Kezaala, Unicef’s senior health advisor on immunization, said that the success of the Department of Health’s (DOH) measles rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization campaign is dependent on the support of local government units (LGUs) and DOH officials.
16 Sep 2014 - San Fernando to implement plastic-free lawThe use and sale of all non-biodegradable packaging materials will be regulated in this city starting September 19.
All residents, transients, and business operators in the city are expected to observe a "Plastic Regulation Day" every Friday, which will disallow the stores to "utilize or provide free plastic bags as primary and secondary packaging materials on dry goods to consumers except those pre-packed goods by the manufacturers."
16 Sep 2014 - Dengue cases on the rise, but no outbreak expectedPAMPANGA -- Porac Authorities recently noted that heavy rains this month seem to have increased the risk of dengue in the province as 50 more cases were recorded at the Barangay Planas and Barangay Pulung Santol in this town.
Last week, the Department of Health (DOH) said people from the neighboring town of Sta. Rita were alarmed with the simultaneous death of two girls who were affected by the worst strain of dengue.
16 Sep 2014 - SM Cinema sets Korean Film FestivalANGELES CITY -- Seven blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films will highlight the Korean Film Festival at the SM Cinema from September 17 to October 12.
A joint partnership between the Korean Embassy’s Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines and SM Cinema, the film festival will begin at SM City Clark from Sept 17 to 21, followed by screenings at SM Lanang Premier in Davao from September 24 to 28, and at SM City Cebu from October 1 to 5. The film festival's culminating event will be on October 8 to 12 at SM Megamall.
16 Sep 2014 - Pampanga Press Club set to hold journalism seminarCLARK FREEPORT -- The Pampanga Press Club (PPC) is set to conduct a one-day journalism workshop on September 25 at the San Miguel Corp. Brewery Complex, City of San Fernando.
PPC President Eric Jimenez said the seminar is aimed at enhancing the journalistic skills of public information officers and public relations practitioners of corporate entities and government agencies.
15 Sep 2014 - People’s Park rising in ‘dirty’ rail stationANGELES CITY -- A People's Park is rising at the old railway of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in Angeles City and it stretches to four villages.
Alexander Cauguiran, the City Government's point person for the People's Park, said the transformation of the two-kilometer PNR railway and its area from a "very dirty place" to a park filled with ornamental plants, vegetables, sports and recreational activities "is happening fast with the help of believers from the private sector."
15 Sep 2014 - PDRRMO: No casualty in ‘Luis’ onslaughtPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office or PDRRMO said Monday that there was no casualty as Typhoon Luis ripped through Northern and Central Luzon Monday and Sunday.
Although Pampanga was under Public Storm Signal Number 1 during Typhoon Luis’ onslaught, only classes in preschool, elementary and high school across the province were suspended.
14 Sep 2014 - 17th Sinukwan Festival launchedPAMPANGA -- Officials of the Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) and Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan Inc. (FLKI) on Saturday launched the Pampanga Festival aimed at promoting the province's cultures, arts and traditions.
The 17th Sinukwan Festival, which was launched almost two decades ago to lift the morale and spirit of residents affected by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, will be held from November 28 to December 8.
14 Sep 2014 - Aetas insulted by news anchorSUBIC BAY -- A video posted on social media last September 10 showed a news anchor allegedly insulting Aetas, collectively referring them to as "exotic".
Tommy Abile, a news anchor of Bigwas, reportedly started by saying that he wanted to taste something exotic, at first referring to food. He added that his friend wanted to taste something exotic, although in a sexual manner. He then blurted out "Aeta", referring to the indigenous tribe in Central Luzon.
14 Sep 2014 - DOTC appoints 2 CIAC directorsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) recently appointed two directors in Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
The new CIAC officials are Al Fernandez, a former mayor of Dagupan City and former commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Lawyer Emigdio Tanjuatco Jr, a former member of the Rizal Provincial Board.
14 Sep 2014 - National government lauded for Clark projectsCLARK FREEPORT -- Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Central Luzon president Angeles City Councilor Maricel “Marang” Morales has lauded the national government for implementing and funding several projects including the Clark Green City and the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal at the Clark International Airport (CRK).
Morales said the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) has allocated an initial P5 billion for the Clark Green City.
14 Sep 2014 - CDC sends Aeta kids to vaccination postCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has sent three vehicles and a coaster to transport parents and schoolchildren from the upland Aeta village to the designated vaccination post in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City during an immunization recently.
Rommel Narciso, CDC Community Affairs assistant manager and External Affairs Department (EAD) officer-in-charge said the vehicles have been utilized by parents and children from Barangays Marcos, Macapagal and Calumpang, all in Mabalacat City.
14 Sep 2014 - Illegal loggers arrested in FloridablancaPAMPANGA -- Three persons, who were suspected to be illegal loggers, were arrested by operatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) in the mountain ranges of Macapagal Village in Floridablanca last Friday.
Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RPSB3 commander, said his men were patrolling the said area when they encountered the suspects who were identified as Larry Dabu, 41, a resident of Macapagal Village; Feliciano Cundangan Pelecilda, 58m of Palmayo Resettement and Reny Manacmul, 42, also of Palmayo Resettlement, all in Floridablaca town.
14 Sep 2014 - Indigent school children get new shoesANGELES CITY -- Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting led the formal launching of her "Lakad Karunungan" program at the Marquee Mall event center here which was attended by student beneficiaries and teachers over the weekend.
Cabigting said that the shoe distribution program aims to improve the overall educational experience of students and call attention to the other educational needs of the indigent students.
13 Sep 2014 - 21,845 trees up for Angeles watershed reforestationANGELES CITY -- The local government here recently received 21,845 tree saplings from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as part of its strategies to meet the goals of the National Greening Program.
The program set by President Benigno Aquino III targets to cover 1.5 million hectares with 1.5 million trees before 2016.
13 Sep 2014 - More shabu seized in San Fernando subdivisionPAMPANGA -- Another haul of suspected shabu was seized by combined anti-illegal drugs operatives during a raid in a posh subdivision in the City of San Fernando late Friday afternoon.
Armed with a search warrant issued by Executive Judge Fernando Sagun of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court branch 78, joint elements from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Force (AIDSOTF),Regional Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Force, San Fernando Police, ASG-Philippine Army, Pampanga Police and US Drug Enforcement Agency raided a reported rented house at Rome Street corner Moscow Street in Richtown 1 Subdivision where 12 boxes containing 270 kilos of suspected shabu were confiscated from one Ying Ying Huang alias Sophia/Sofia from Fujian, China.
13 Sep 2014 - DOH chief leads immunization of Mabalacat AetasMABALACAT CITY -- Secretary Enrique Ona led the mass immunization of Aeta children in Barangay Calumpang here over the weekend.
The event is part of the nationwide campaign against measles, rubella and polio among Filipino children.
13 Sep 2014 - Man arrested in Porac for Facebook ‘sextortion’PAMPANGA -- A man in Porc was charged with extortion after investigators say he threatened to post malicious pictures of a woman on Facebook if she wouldn't pay him money.
"He said through the text messages that I gave my password to him but I cannot recall any instances in the past that I gave it to him. I know that account passwords are very important," said 33-year-old victim Susan Gulapa.
13 Sep 2014 - DILG briefs Angeles execs on disclosure policy, environmental complianceANGELES CITY -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently briefed barangay secretaries and treasurers of Angeles City on the Full Disclosure Program (FDP) and Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA).
"FDP is in line with the administration’s call for honest, transparent, and responsive governance. The reports should be posted in three conspicuous places so that constituents may have knowledge on where the budget of the barangay is being utilized," DILG City Director Remedios Rodriguez said.
13 Sep 2014 - Distressed OFWs get P2M livelihood assistancePAMPANGA -- With the need to empower distressed migrant workers from Central Luzon, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region Welfare Office (RWO) 3 recently provided livelihood assistance to returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from all parts of the region.
DOLE Regional Director Atty. Ana C. Dione reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and newly-seated OWWA Administrator Rebecca Calzado that the OWWA RWO No. 3, under the stewardship of OWWA RWO Director Ma. Lourdes Reyes, released livelihood assistance amounting to P2,090,000 under its Balik-Pinas Balik-Hanapbuhay (BPBH), benefiting 209 returning OFWs from the provinces of Pampanga (107), Bulacan (39), Bataan (21), Nueva Ecija (21), Tarlac (13), and Zambales (8).
12 Sep 2014 - Guiao: 1st district hospitals to get funding from DOHMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) has appropriated a total of P41.5 million to three public hospitals in Pampanga's first congressional district which covers this city, and nearby Angeles City and Magalang town.
This was learned from First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao during the blessing and inauguration of the newly restored barangay hall of Dau, this city's commercial center.
11 Sep 2014 - House committees probe demolitionPAMPANGA -- The House committees on agrarian reform and good government and public accountability on Wednesday started a probe on the ongoing land dispute between former Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Eligio Mallari and the farmers of Maimpis village.
The investigation was in accordance to House Resolution (HR) 1328, which was submitted by Butil Partylist representative Agapito Guanlao.
11 Sep 2014 - Visayas execs laud Kapampangans for hospitality, resiliencyCLARK FREEPORT -- The national president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) expressed the gratitude of Visayas local chief executives during the three day Visayas Island Cluster Conference held last September 9 to 11 at the Oxford Hotel in this Freeport Zone for the hospitality and resiliency of their Kapampangan hosts.
"We are forever grateful (to Kapampangans)," said Leyte Mayor Leonardo "Sandy" Javier Jr.
11 Sep 2014 - Central Luzon schools score higher in NATPAMPANGA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) Central Luzon Office announced that public schools in the region have scored higher in the National Achievement Test (NAT) for the school year 2013-2014.
Compared to the region's performance in the previous school year, Central Luzon's elementary level has improved on its overall score from 71.84 percent to 74.87 percent.
11 Sep 2014 - Charity clinic opens in local heroine's ancestral homePAMPANGA -- Descendants of San Fernando's influential business families gathered at the home of the late heroine Nicolasa Dayrit to open the Dr. Vicente Hizon Panlilio Memorial Charity Clinic here that aims to help local indigents needing medical assistance.
The facility is housed at the old-Spanish era house along Consunji Street here and is a joint social project of the Pampanga Sugar Development Company (Pasudeco), San Fernando Electric Light and Power Company, Inc. (SFELAPCO) and the Balibago Water Works.
11 Sep 2014 - 135 erring policemen chargedPAMPANGA -- A total of 135 erring policemen from the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3), have been slapped with administrative charges.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO-3 director, told reporters on Wednesday that since January of this year, at least 120 non-commissioned police officers and 18 police commissioned officers in Central Luzon were charged.
10 Sep 2014 - Traders reiterate decongestion callPAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) reiterated Wednesday its call to decongest the National Capital Region (NCR) as the advocacy is gaining ground and support from concerned stakeholders in Central Luzon, including lawmakers.
The "Decongest (Metro Manila) for Country's Sake Advocacy" was launched December last year during the business group’s Disaster Management Forum: Understanding the Economic and Financial Impact of Natural and Man-made Disasters graced by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Director Dr. Renato Solidum Jr. at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city.
10 Sep 2014 - More police getting involved in crimesPAMPANGA -- The number of cases involving police officers in Central Luzon increased this year, data from the Police Regional Office (PRO-3) showed.
The Disciplinary Law and Order Section of the Human Resource Development Division of PRO-3 said that 204 administrative and criminal cases were filed against members of the regional police.
10 Sep 2014 - Cops bust gun-for-hire groupPAMPANGA -- The suspected leader of a gun-for-hire group and his four members were arrested during a raid in their supposed safehouse in Barangay San Gabriel, Sta. Maria, Bulacan, Wednesday morning, resulting in the confiscation of high-powered firearms and explosives.
The arrested leader, Henry Laxamana, 44, his cohorts Jose Quizon, 25, Raymart Agustin, 24, Michael Pamintuan, 23 and Kevin Pamintuan, 19, were presented during a press conference conducted by Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director.
10 Sep 2014 - Child killed in electrical accident in LubaoAn eight-year-old girl was killed after coming in contact with live electrical wires in this town Saturday, the local police said.
The victim was identified as Alpha R. Panlaqui, a resident of Barangay Sto. Domingo, Lubao, ccording to the girl's cousin, Alpha was trying to catch a dragonfly when the incident happened.
10 Sep 2014 - CIAC okays L&T expansionCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) has approved the expansion plan of the Luen Thai International (L&T), a huge garment firm located inside the Freeport.
CIAC president and CEO Victor Jose Luciano and L&T International Group president Francisco Sauceda signed two lease contracts for the firm’s expansion program.
10 Sep 2014 - Qatar Airways offers fare discount to Clark passengersCLARK FREEPORT -- Qatar Airways is offering a 40 percent discount on its Business Class and up to 30 percent discount on Economy Class fares for passengers in Clark International Airport (CRK).
In a statement, Qatar Airways Philippines Country Manager Abdallah Okasha said the special treat to passengers here will start this month.
10 Sep 2014 - Children with special needs get support from QI PampangaChildren under the care of the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) were the recent beneficiaries of the Quota International Pampanga's program for underprivileged children with the group providing food stuff, food supplements, equipment and hygiene kits in Barangay Prado Siongco, Lubao over the weekend.
Quota International Pampanga president Joycel Robles-Panlilio said that the event included a tour of the facilities of the RSCC and a discussion with the facility operators on how their group could further help in the operation of the facility.
9 Sep 2014 - NLEx, execs agree on infra proposalsPAMPANGA -- Representatives from the Manila North Tollways Corporation, operators of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) agreed Tuesday in initial talks to study major adjustments, improvements and construction of additional infrastructure as well as system upgrades designed to address frequent gridlocks in the City of San Fernando portion of the vital highway.
In an urgent meeting summoned by Pampanga third district Representative Oscar Rodriguez, San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago, Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and industry Inc. chairman emeritus Levy Laus, vice-chairman Rene Romero, Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Director Antonio Molano Jr., and volunteer Engineer Marni Castro at the Carworld headquarters, the stakeholders all agreed that "immediate solutions to pressing concerns must be adopted" to ease traffic congestion along two roundabouts along east Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa).
9 Sep 2014 - Kapampangan among world's 2013 best central bankersPAMPANGA -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. earned an "A" grade on Global Finance Magazine’s Central Banker Report Cards earning him a slot among the "best central bankers" in the world in 2013.
Tetangco was raised in Apalit and received primary and secondary schooling in Pampanga. He is uncle to Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr.
9 Sep 2014 - ‘Good Samaritan’ donates to PWDsPAMPANGA -- The individual who insisted that his identity be kept anonymous has been coordinating donations with the San Fernando vice-mayor Jimmy Lazatin, the last of which was the donation of equipment for use of some persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the city.
Lazatin headed the awarding of four wheelchairs and one PWD bicycle at the Tiburcio Hilario Hall here over the weekend. The items have been purchased by the anonymous donor.
9 Sep 2014 - CDC asked to coordinate rotunda project with LGUANGELES CITY -- A village chief here asked the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to coordinate with the local government unit the roundabout or "rotunda" project at the main entrance of Clark Freeport.
Barangay Balibago Chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac said that the CDC failed to coordinate the project with the barangay council.
9 Sep 2014 - Dole to hold convergence program planning for sugarcane industryPAMPANGA -- With the aim of formulating a Regional Human Resource Development Master Plan in the Sugarcane Industry in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Office No. 3, in partnership with the District Tripartite Councils (DTCs) of Pampanga and Tarlac, will be holding the first Regional Human Resource Development Convergence Program Planning for the Sugarcane Industry on September 12, 2014, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dole-3 office at the Diosdado Macapagal Regional Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando.
According to Dole Regional Director Ana Dione, the Dole regional office, as instructed by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, will be holding a series of convergence program planning sessions namely the Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) with small planters, field and mill workers; and the HRD Convergence Program Planning at District and Regional level.
9 Sep 2014 - Exec lauds perimeter road inclusion in Apec projectsMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales has lauded the National Government and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for including the Clark East Perimeter Road in the list of priority projects in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit early next year.
Morales said the improvement of the vital link will provide "seamless ingress and egress" within the city limits.
8 Sep 2014 - Arnedo dike ruined anewPAMPANGA -- Apalit Residents are wary over potential flash floods as the Arnedo dike in Barangay San Vicente was breached anew.
Last week, a 52.5-meter portion of the Arnedo dike was ruined despite the recent efforts of the project contractor to strengthen it through a series of sand dumping operations.
8 Sep 2014 - GGDC assumes $3-billion Clark projectCLARK FREEPORT - Global Gateway Development Corp. (GGDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwaiti private equity investment firm KGL Investment Company (KGLI), and the project owner and lessee of the Sabah Al-Ahmad Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) project, said it is assuming operational control over the development of the 177-hectare GGLC project in Pampanga province.
GGDC said it has obtained a favorable action from the Court of Appeals against its terminated former contractor Peregrine.
8 Sep 2014 - Charity maternity clinic opened in BacolorPAMPANGA -- Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) president Benigno Ricafort led on Monday the blessing and inauguration of the opening of a charity maternity clinic at the Jesus A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) in Barangay San Vicente of this town.
Ricafort said that the facility will cater to indigent women. The facility will be manned by volunteer doctors and will offer free pre-natal checkups for the beneficiaries. KDF is implementing the free clinic program as part of its health program for the poor.
8 Sep 2014 - Man arrested for stealing motorcyclesPAMPANGA -- Charges were filed against a man for stealing motorcycles several times in the province.
The suspect was identified as Alberto Hernandez Jr., 26, a resident of Barangay Suclaban, Mexico, Pampanga.
8 Sep 2014 - Cop, cohort collared in buy-bust operationMABALACAT CITY -- A police officer and his alleged cohort were apprehended by combined police operatives from the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (RAIDSOT) and Regional Investigation Division during a buy-bust operation at the vicinity of Barangay Mawaque, Mabalacat, Sunday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) Director, said Chief Inspector Julius Ceazar Ablang, a resident of Barangay Labas, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and presently assigned at the Aurora Provincial Police Office and his cohort identified as Aiko Mallari, a resident of Barangay Mawaque were immediately collared by operatives after selling three pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.
8 Sep 2014 - Man shot dead in MexicoPAMPANGA -- Jonathan Pasco, 23, a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Maisac, Mexico was shot near his house in Barangay Sapang Maisac recently, police said.
Based on the investigation of the Mexico police, the victim was sitting along his home’s front with another person identified as Nikes Garcia of Magalang, Pampanga when two motorcycle-riding men shot Pasco while Garcia was able to evade the gunshot.
8 Sep 2014 - Porac officials to help in water supply woesPAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said Monday that the Municipal Government of Porac has committed to help in the growing water supply problem in Barangays Pio and Planas adding that the municipality is looking for possible measures to solve the problems of the two upland villages.
Dela Cruz said that it would take some P200,000 to upgrade the machinery that supply water to the said barangays. The two barangays currently receive water through a sort of cooperative system. However, failing efforts to professionalize collection of payments from residents have left facilities in poor state prompting the municipal government to step in.
8 Sep 2014 - Recyclable boats set sail in SubicSUBIC BAY -- Boats made out of recycled materials set sail in the waters of Subic Bay last Saturday at the Lighthouse Marina Resort for the International Coastal Cleanup Zambales Recyclable Regatta challenge.
Teams from different companies, local government units and non-government organizations built their own boats made out of 80 percent recycled materials and raced 100 meters to shore to prove that even trash can be used wisely.
7 Sep 2014 - 58th anniversary of Pampanga patroness commemoratedPAMPANGA -- Kapampangan Roman Catholics are expected to flock by the hundreds on Monday at the Villa del Sol Subdivision here to commemorate the 58th Canonical Coronation of the image of Pampanga's patroness, the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies).
The celebration is in commemoration of the 1956 coronation when, in recognition of Kapampangan's enthusiastic and deep devotion to Mary, Pope Pius XII bestowed the canonical crown on September 8, 1956.
7 Sep 2014 - Lawmaker to college students: Shun illegal drugsANGELES CITY -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao urged college students, who availed of his educational assistance program, to do away with illegal drugs in order to attain their dreams and goals in life.
This is one of the requirements set under Guiao’s scholarship program dubbed Tulong Dunong Scholarship Program which benefitted more than 1,000 students here and in nearby Mabalacat City and Magalang town.
7 Sep 2014 - 500 children benefit from feeding programANGELES CITY -- Some 500 children in Barangay Pulungbulu here benefited from the Sulong Kalusugan feeding program of Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting over the weekend.
Vega-Cabigting said that the program was made possible with the help of Angeles City Nutrition Office and the Pulungbulu Barangay Council.
6 Sep 2014 - Casanova on GGLC leasehold: ‘No need for annotation’CLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova said there is no need to annotate the lease contract of the Global Gateway Development Corporation here.
Casanova issued the statement after officials of the GGDC aired their sentiments regarding the alleged reluctance of the BCDA to annotate the investor's leasehold, which is now for processing at the Register of Deeds.
6 Sep 2014 - Pamintuan: Arts and culture is soul of AngelesANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and his determined efforts to bring back the “soul of the city” is on the right track.
Pamintuan’s dream to make Angeles City the center of arts and culture in Pampanga and the entire Central Luzon is fast becoming a reality with some P326 million worth of tourism-related projects in the city set to be completed before the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit early next year.
6 Sep 2014 - Guv: Let’s make Lubao peaceful, drug freePAMPANGA -- "Let's make our town number one in anti-crime prevention. Let us work together in achieving a more peaceful and drug-free Lubao."
So stressed Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda the other day in a meeting held at the Pineda Sports Complex, this town, attended by some 800 barangay officials and tanods from the 44 barangays here.
6 Sep 2014 - Local government employees told to give back bonusesPAMPANGA -- Local government employees in San Fernando are dismayed over a recent memorandum from the Office of the City Mayor, which will deduct a substantial amount from their monthly salary.
The said amount, however, was deemed unauthorized by the Commission on Audit (COA) as all government workers in the national, local, judiciary, congressional offices and agencies were ordered to give back the excess amount of the allowable PEI fixed at P5,000 only.
5 Sep 2014 - Porac execs inspect villages on water supply needsPAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice-Mayor Dexter David visited Barangays Pio and Planas here to see how the municipal government can help in the water supply problems of the said barangays.
Both officials met with the barangay leaders yesterday in the hopes of permanently addressing the need for reliable and clean water source.
5 Sep 2014 - Couple shot in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Spouses Emanuel Avedillo and Erlinda Avedillo who are both residents of Barangay Sabanilla, Mexico, were fatally shot in Barangay Telabastagan last September 3, the city police said.
Based on the investigation of the city police, the couple, along with their son Warren Avedillo, was about to bet in the nearest lotto outlet at Essel Supermarket when a man wearing a bonnet and jacket shot them multiple times.
5 Sep 2014 - MPU head, 5 others relievedANGELES CITY -- The head of a mobile patrol unit (MPU) of Angeles City Police and five other policemen were ordered relieved from their post over the alleged robbery extortion incident.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said those relieved from their post were Senior Inspector Felimon Oyan, officer-in-charge of the MPU together with his personnel PO1 Mark Anthony Bagsic, PO3 Lorena Calma, PO1 Mijares Reyes, PO1 Angelito Toribio and PO1 Rachele Lugtu.
5 Sep 2014 - Man arrested for illegal possessions of gun, shabuPAMPANGA -- A 34-year-old man who evaded a PNP checkpoint at Barangay San Antonio, Guagua town was arrested the other day after operatives recovered from him a gun and illegal drugs.
Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3), said that Maurice Santos, 34, a resident of Barangay San Roque, Lubao, Pampanga was riding his black Yamaha MIO without plate number when flagged down by RPSB3 operatives at said checkpoint.
5 Sep 2014 - Tri-wheeler driver killed dead by MRCsPAMPANGA -- A tri-wheeler driver was gunned down by Motorcycle Riding Criminals along the road of Barangay Lagundi, Mexico, Pampanga, recently.
Superintendent Ricardo Pangan, Officer-In-Charge of Mexico Police, identified the fatality as Gerald Simbillo, 33, a resident of Barangay San Jose Matulid, Mexico town.
5 Sep 2014 - Macabebe women benefit from mat-making industryMACABEBE -- The women sector of this town is benefitting from the sustained livelihood program pushed by the Municipal Government.
Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan and Councilor Bembong Balgan announced on Monday that at least 33 women, most of whom are mothers who stay at their homes, are members of the "Biyaya ning Balen Association."
5 Sep 2014 - 16 container vans sent back to Manila portSUBIC BAY -- At least 16 container vans containing undetermined materials have been sent back to Manila after they were found to be leaking and emitting foul odor.
According to Roberto Garcia, chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), the container vans were among the 721 that arrived at the new container terminal 2 (NCT-2) in Subic Freeport on board M/V Asterix from the Port of Manila last week.
4 Sep 2014 - Police, farmers clash as demolition resumesPAMPANGA -- Farmers' woes persist as they attempt to stop the resumption of the demolition operations at a 130-hectare farmland in Barangay Maimpis here.
Clashes erupted between the Maimpis farmers and the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPO) personnel during the demolition of the disputed land with enraged farmers blocking the demolition equipment and the police attempting to suppress the disorder.
4 Sep 2014 - BCDA to pour P5-B for CGCCLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and CEO Arnel Paciano Casanova disclosed on Thursday that the state-owned firm will infuse at least P5 billion for the Clark Green City (CGC) project at the 35,000 hectares area in Pampanga and Tarlac provinces.
Casanova said the BCDA has its own funds for the initial development of the Green City that will spur tremendous economic growth in Central Luzon.
4 Sep 2014 - Guv vows support for Apec meetPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda pledged on Wednesday to support the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit, which will run from January 26 to February 3, 2015 at Clark Freeport in Pampanga.
In a meeting with Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., Apec 2015 Organizing Committee chair and retired Lieutenant General Anthony Alcantara and General Ricardo Banaya at Capitol, Governor Pineda said that she will immediately create a coordinating committee, which will help in the preparations for the summit.
4 Sep 2014 - PamCham okay with proposed FMVsPAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) reacted favorably on Wednesday to the proposed ordinance on the revised schedule of fair market values (FMVs) of properties in the province.
During the fourth of five public hearings conducted by the Provincial Board (PB) committee on ways and means chaired by third district Board Member Rosve Henson at Benigno Aquino Hall at Capitol, PamCham president Jim Jimenez said that the proposed FMVs are "equitable and reasonable" with the lowered assessment rates.
4 Sep 2014 - P100,000 bounty up for arrest of suspect in Mabalacat caseMABALACAT CITY -- The City Council here approved on Wednesday a resolution authorizing Mayor Marino Morales to put-up a P100,000 reward for the arrest of a suspect in last month’s robbery and frustrated homicide case.
The resolution was sponsored by Councilor Benny Jocson, committee on Public Safety chairman and was unanimously approved by Councilors Gerald Guttrie Aquino, Eddie Sotto, Carlo Nino Rivera, Oscar Aurelio, Dwight Morales, Win-Win Garbo, Jeng Yumul, Froyland Galang, Bok Tiglao, and Rox Pena.
4 Sep 2014 - 1 hurt in four-vehicle smash-upPAMPANGA -- One person was seriously injured after the recent collision of four vehicles along MacArthur Highway, Barangay Dela Paz Norte, San Fernando.
The said vehicular accident involved an XLT (CLH 470), a black Toyota Hilux (UDO 209), a Sarao public jeepeney (CWU 518), and a green dump truck (RJC 895).
3 Sep 2014 - Angeles launches anti-measles, polio campaignANGELES CITY -- The local government here through its City Health Office (CHO) has launched a month-long mass immunization campaign that aims to lessen the growing cases of measles and polio.
Simultaneous to the “Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio” nationwide campaign launched by the Department of Health (DOH), Angeles City is more than enthusiastic to help achieve its goal in reducing child mortality rate in the Philippines.
3 Sep 2014 - Bikers push health, environmental advocaciesANGELES CITY -- Recreational Outdoor eXchange (ROX) hosted its Third Bike for a Cause in Clark, Pampanga recently.
The said biking event aims to raise the awareness of the youth on how to improve public health and environmental protection.
3 Sep 2014 - Clark water rates to remain low for 3 yearsCLARK FREEPORT -- Hundreds of residents in this eco-zone, including some 700 locators can expect lower water bills starting this month until the next three years as an agreement between Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the Ayala-led Clark Water Corporation (CWC) to reduce cost by P1.00 per cubic meter (pcm) has taken effect last September 1.
CDC president and CEO Arthur Tugade said residential and commercial utility rates will go down depending on their consumption from a base rate of as low as P70.00 or high as P300,000 effective this month until 2017.
3 Sep 2014 - Bonchon Chicken now open at SM City PampangaPAMPANGA -- Bonchon Chicken, the global Asian-Korean-American food that highlights the crispy yet light and non-greasy original Korean fried chicken in soy garlic, spicy and honey citrus flavors recently opened its 79th store in SM City Pampanga.
Another reason to get excited about fast food is the wide range of complementary offerings in very reasonable prices which includes rice meals, seafood, bulgogi, sandwiches, noodles, snacks, salad and sides.
3 Sep 2014 - MCC eyed as institution of excellenceMABALACAT CITY -- The newly installed head of the Mabalacat City College (MCC) is envisioning the community college to be an institution of excellence, which is expected to provide quality education to its students.
Carmelita Pangan Sotto issued the statement during her installation as new MCC president last Tuesday.
2 Sep 2014 - PNoy ‘bars’ full lease for Kuwaiti investorCLARK FREEPORT - President Aquino has reportedly instructed the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) to withhold the full granting of rights to the Kuwaiti investor Global Gateway Development Corp. (GGDC) over 177 hectares of land it already has invested some $70 million in the past six years.
This surfaced during a House transportation committee hearing held here recently after GGDC President-CEO Mark Williams raised the issue over the reluctance of the BCDA to “annotate” the firm’s lease for processing by the Register of Deeds.
2 Sep 2014 - NAIA passengers from CL, NL unaware of Clark airport flightsCLARK FREEPORT - Some 22 percent of Central and Northern Luzon folk who flew to international and domestic destinations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from January to May this year were not even aware of flights at the Clark International Airport (Clark airport) here.
This was among the results of a survey finished recently by the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) in its bid to lure more passengers from Regions 1, 2, 3 and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to use Clark airport. The survey referred to the regions as Clark’s “catchment area”, as against NAIA’s catchment area covering the National Capital Region (NCR) and Regions 4 and 5.
2 Sep 2014 - Boking boasts P1.6-B incomeMABALACAT CITY- Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales reported Monday that the local government has earned P1.631 billion in total revenues from local collections since it became a city two years ago.
In his State-of-the-City address at the SM City Clark mall, Morales noted that of the total amount, some P1.2 billion was raised in 2013 alone from “local taxes, permits and licenses.” Morales’ prepared speech furnished to Punto and other media, however, contained figures and statements that seemed to clash.
1 Sep 2014 - PNoy now eyes high-speed railway between ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- President Aquino has asked the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to conduct a feasibility study on a “high speed railway” to link the Clark International Airport (CIA) and Metro Manila, using the same old route initially intended for the aborted North Railways project of the Arroyo administration.
Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President-CEO Victor Jose Luciano said the President issued this directive Tuesday last week during a meeting of the Cabinet cluster on transportation.
1 Sep 2014 - SBMA H1 2014 fiscal performance tops last year’s recordsSUBIC BAY —- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has again notched impressive financial performance in the first semester of 2014, surpassing even its record-breaking first half performance last year when it turned in a net profit of P1.2 billion, the agency’s highest in its entire 21-year history.
According to the SBMA’s midyear accomplishment report, the state-owned corporation obtained positive results in the first six months of 2014 in all the key results areas like investment generation, customs duties and tax collections, export production, as well as job creation.
1 Sep 2014 - MacArthur Highway turns into speedwayMABALACAT CITY -– It has become all too common every night – motorcycle street-drag racing along the MacArthur Highway in Barangays Dau, Camachiles and Mabiga here.
Street drag racing is illegal but starting at around midnight, scores of motorcycle riders gather along the MacArthur Highway and set up drag races unmindful of other motorists and in complete disregard of law enforcers. Most racers modify their motorcycles which emit loud noises.
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