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4 Oct 2015 - Pagasa: 3 more storms to replenish Angat DamPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Sunday that a minimum of 660-millimeter of rainfall from at least three more storms is needed to replenish the water level of Angat Dam.
Pagasa made this projection as Tropical Storm Kabayan recently increased the dam's water holdings to 192.9 meters from 190.7 meters last Friday it is unlikely that the reservoir would get enough rain, as the Pagasa said that Angat watershed will be having way below normal rainfall until mid-2016 due to the prevailing El Niño.
4 Oct 2015 - Clark Green City eyed as gov't backup centerCLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said the Clark Green City can be a backup national government center in case a strong earthquake hits Metro Manila.
BCDA president and chief executive officer Arnel Casanova stressed this during his speech at the team building of members of the Anvil Business Club, an association young Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs, at the Anvaya Cobe Beach and Nature Club in Morong Bataan last Friday night.
4 Oct 2015 - Councilor hit for opposing Angeles' P287-M loanANGELES CITY -- A close aide of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has assailed Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin for issuing statement against the P287-million bank loan of the city government to fund various projects.
Jose Aubrey “Jay” Pelayo IV, Pamintuan’s communications officer, said that Lazatin did not voice out his opposition [against the loan and project] in the council.
4 Oct 2015 - Lazatin opposes P287-M loanANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. has voted against the approval of ordinance ratifying the terms and conditions of the city's P287-million loan with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) during a session last September 29.
The loan amounting to P287 million is intended to fund various projects including the controversial P16 million fountain construction at the city's heritage district and the P110 million public cemetery.
3 Oct 2015 - Water works exec: Water rationing in Central Luzon unlikelyPAMPANGA -- An official of the Central Luzon Association of Water Districts (CLAWD) disclosed recently that rationing water to households and domestic consumers in Region III is unlikely despite the El Niño phenomenon seen to last until early next year.
CLAWD official and City of San Fernando Water District General Manager Jorge Gumba said there is enough ground water in the region to supply consumers, although demand for potable water continues to grow due to El Niño.
3 Oct 2015 - Kabayan increases Angat Dam's water level, but not enoughPAMPANGA -- Tropical Storm Kabayan has dumped a few hours of rain over Angat Dam this weekend but local agencies said that the water is still not enough to solve the problems on the domestic water supply of Metro Manila and the irrigation needs of Central Luzon amid the on-going El Nino effects on Central Luzon.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that the water levels at Angat Dam rose by 1.14 meters after 100 millimeters of rainfall was brought in by the tropical storm but that's not yet sufficient to bring the dam’s water level to its normal elevation of 210 meters.
3 Oct 2015 - Clark execs asked to compensate village assisting in Freeport securityCLARK FREEPORT -- A village chief in Mabalacat City has asked Clark officials to compensate some adjacent villages which are assisting in the Clark perimeter security.
Councilor Oscar Aurelio, Liga Ng Mga Barangay president and chairman of Barangay Dau, said the subsidy that some barangays are receiving from the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) were delayed.
3 Oct 2015 - No major flooding in Masantol despite heavy rainsPAMPANGA -- The Masantol disaster management office announced Friday that there was no reported major flooding in the town.
Jess Manansala, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) head, said that they continue to monitor the town especially the most flooded areas here during the onslaught of Typhoon Kabayan but no major flooding was reported recently.
2 Oct 2015 - Arayat on heightened alert for possible landslidesPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in Arayat is keenly monitoring the situation of Mount Arayat as tropical depression "Kabayan" crosses Central Luzon.
MDRRMO head Ricky Mallari said their team is on standby at the area of Barangay San Juan Baño if any disaster, like a landslide occurs.
2 Oct 2015 - Tire company employees assert rights to create labor unionsANGELES CITY -- Workers of Yokohama Tire Philippines, Incorporated (YTPI) recently organized and filed a petition for the right to create labor unions for the rank and file and supervisory personnel of the country’s biggest Japanese tire company located in Clark Freeport.
This was gleaned in a press statement sent by the two unions -- the Alliance of Yokohama Supervisory Personnel and Alliance of Yokohama Employees.
2 Oct 2015 - Container volume doubles at Subic portSUBIC BAY -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has announced that container shipments at the Port of Subic doubled as of August this year as Manila continues to experience massive port congestion.
Roberto Garcia, SBMA chairman, said that as of August this year, container volume at the Port of Subic has already reached 83,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) compared to 43,000 TEUs for the same period last year Garcia said “this indicated a 93 percent increase.”
2 Oct 2015 - Lazatin wants free college for public school teachers' kidsANGELES CITY – City Councilor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. has filed a proposed ordinance granting a "non-wage" benefit to all public school teachers in the form of free tertiary education at the City College of Angeles (CCA) for one of their dependents.
The proposal will apply to public school teachers who are either currently teaching in the elementary, secondary, or tertiary levels or already retired from service.
1 Oct 2015 - CDC starts privatization of Mimosa Leisure EstateCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has initiated the privatization of the Mimosa Leisure Estate.
This was learned from CDC president and chief executive officer Arturo Tugade who said that there were several attempts [by previous CDC management] to privatize MLE and majority of the interested bidders are foreign companies.
1 Oct 2015 - Police release possible identity of ambush gunmanPAMPANGA -- Authorities released the computer composite of the suspected gunman in the shooting incident that transpired in Arayat recently.
Arayat police, together with experts from the crime laboratory, finally put together the physical attributes of the suspected gunman who on Monday morning killed Jaymar Bulanadi, 21 and Ronnie Lugue, 21, both residents of Santa Ana in the reported ambush.
1 Oct 2015 - Angeles bags 2015 regional award on population, youth managementANGELES CITY -- The Population Commission (POPCOM) Region III awarded this city for its active population and development programs for the youth during the re-launching of the Teen Information Center held Tuesday at the City Library.
The city’s creation of the Teen Information Center for Adolescent Health and Youth Development (known as TIC) seeks to reduce incidence of teen pregnancy and the spread of HIV among Angeles’ youth by conducting school and barangay-based peer counseling and leadership trainings since 2005.
1 Oct 2015 - 96 teams to join 1st Luenthai Cup in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- More than 2,000 students from 96 teams in different schools and provinces, including three countries, will compete in the First Luenthai Football Cup on October 3 and 4 to be held at the Parade Grounds here.
Frank Sauceda, president of Luenthai International Group Philippines, Inc. (L&T), in his letter to Clark Development Corporation president Arthur Tugade, said the two-day football event is “for the benefit of the less fortunate youth within our community.”
1 Oct 2015 - BCDA awards Clark Green City road projectCLARK FREEPORT -- State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said it has awarded the contract to improve and rehabilitate some 19.4-kilometers of existing roads leading to and within Clark Green City to the winning bidder, 4B Construction Corporation.
4B Construction Corporation’s bid of P45.9-million was declared the lowest calculated and responsive bid.
1 Oct 2015 - Health caravan launched in CSFPAMPANGA -- The High Impact 5 (HI-5) Caravan of the Department of Health (DOH) was launched in the region and the City Government of San Fernando through its City Health Office recently at SM City Pampanga.
The HI-5 Caravan seeks to intensify the DOH’s five health programs which include Human Immuno-deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome, Service Delivery Network, Maternal Care, Infant Care and Child Care.
1 Oct 2015 - Police nab Korean national for qualified traffickingANGELES CITY -- The Police Regional Anti-Trafficking Task Group 3 (RATTG 3) recently arrested a Korean national and two Filipinas for suspected trafficking near the Walking Street.
Gwang Ryong Kim, 51, was charged with qualified trafficking as he allegedly paid for and intended to prostitute four women to his guests.
1 Oct 2015 - BIR RR4 has new chiefPAMPANGA -- Regional Director Jethro Sabariaga was formally installed as the new regional director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) replacing officer-in-charge Regional Director Conrado Lee during simple ceremonies at the BIR regional office here.
The event was attended by officers of the region along with past officers and new members of the RR4 family.
1 Oct 2015 - CDC optimizes idle properties in FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the mandated estate management arm of the Government for the Clark Freeport Zone has successfully revived, recovered and optimized more than 184.25 hectares of idle government properties in the zone.
Based on the latest annual management report of CDC (2014), the GOCC under president Arthur P. Tugade was able to revive contracts for 78.212 hectares and recovered 106.04 hectares of lands.
1 Oct 2015 - Guv discusses Capitol’s health programs to dialysis patientsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda gathered on Thursday 554 dialysis patients from the second district of Pampanga to discuss the health programs of the provincial government and distribute food and non-food assistance.
In her speech, Pineda said that she’s aware of the financial burdens of patients undergoing treatment and encouraged them to have their regular check-up together with their family members at the provincial and district hospitals to prevent them from having the same disease.
1 Oct 2015 - Angeles village execs affirm stand vs CCTV ordinanceANGELES CITY -- Six members of the Barangay Balibago Council who junked the proposed closed circuit television (CCTV) ordinance defended their stand and denied reports that their opposition to the project is politically motivated.
Councilman Kim Timbol said they rejected the proposal during their September 21 session because of several issues.
30 Sep 2015 - October 12, 23 declared special holidays in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared October 12 and 23 special non-working holidays in this city in line with the residents’ month-long celebration of Kuliat Festival.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa on September 24 signed Proclamation Number 1130 declaring Monday (October 12) and Friday (October 23) as special non working holidays in the City of Angeles.
30 Sep 2015 - Solo parents gathered in ApalitPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) in Apalit together with Vice Mayor Peter Nucom gathered solo parents of this town on Wednesday at the municipal hall to remind and encourage them that “they are not alone.”
Harley Cortez, MSWDO officer, said that Nucom reminded the solo parents not to lose hope because the government is helping them.
30 Sep 2015 - Pineda: Tap LGUs in SHS classroom constructionPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged the Department of Education (DepEd) in Region III to tap local government units in the construction of classroom buildings needed for the K-12 program’s full implementation next year.
This was gleaned during the fifth meeting of the Sectoral Committee on Social Development (SCSD) of the Regional Development Council (RDC) on Wednesday at the Neda office in Barangay Maimpis here.
30 Sep 2015 - Proposed ordinance requires restos to disclose nutrition infoANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. has filed an ordinance requiring all restaurants operating within the city to disclose and include the nutritional information of food on their menus.
Restaurants and fast-food chains will be required to secure, as an additional requirement for operation, a Nutrition Disclosure Compliance Certificate (NDCC) from the City Health Office (CHO), within six months after the ordinance takes effect.
30 Sep 2015 - SSS gives back to pensionersPAMPANGA -- In line with its anniversary celebration, the Social Security Systems (SSS) allotted a day to give back to its pensioners.
SSS held the annual Pensioners' Day at Robinsons Starmills on Wednesday to culminate their month-long celebration of their anniversary.
30 Sep 2015 - 139 Candaba high school students get educational assistancePAMPANGA -- A total of 139 high school students of Barangay Pulong Gubat here received their educational assistance recently.
As part of the priority projects of Mayor Rene Maglanque, students of Pulong Gubat High School received P1,000 each.
30 Sep 2015 - Angeles officials honor solo parents in mass assemblyANGELES CITY -- Single moms and dads from the different barangays of this city gathered at the MarQuee Mall Activity Center recently for their Third Annual Solo Parent General Assembly.
With the theme “Nay-Tay Natin, Kayamanang may Galing”, the event was organized by the Solo Parents Alliance for Community Empowerment (SPACE) through the help of the local government.
30 Sep 2015 - Japanese anime features Angeles City streetANGELES CITY -- The 13-episode anime Charlotte has accorded a few minutes of fame to Fields Avenue (now The Walking Street) as scenes from the iconic district were shown in the last episode of the anime.
Charlotte’s episode 13 showed main protagonist Yuu as he journeys to the Philippines, particularly in Angeles City and showed Fields Avenue’s bar establishments as well as slum scenes and Kapampangan characters.
30 Sep 2015 - Motorists urge government to repair potholes, ‘craters’PAMPANGA -- Motorists plying Jose Abad Santos Avenue on Wednesday urged concerned government agencies to immediately repair potholes and “craters” under the Dolores Flyover along MacArthur Highway that have been causing heavy traffic and damage to vehicles.
Drivers Ernie Lanuza, Joe Serrano and Bert San Jose, who regularly pass by the critical point in the Jose Abad Santos Avenue-MacArthur Highway intersection, said that the portion of the road “is so badly deteriorated” that motorists have to slow down to prevent sudden bumps and damages to their vehicles.
30 Sep 2015 - Police probe death of US nationalMABALACAT CITY -- Police here are looking into the death of an American citizen who was reportedly found lifeless in his rented unit at Terra Cotta Villas in Barangay Camachiles in this city recently.
Police documents identified the American as Chance Eugene Batchelor, a 65-year-old white male, who was reportedly discovered unconscious last September 14 at around 6:30 a.m. in the master's bedroom on the second floor of Unit 2 by the son of the caretaker.
30 Sep 2015 - Dole to hold 3rd Career Guidance Advocacy Congress in Clark FreeportPAMPANGA -- Guidance counselors and advocates all over the region once again will be flocking to this year’s Regional Career Guidance Advocacy Congress, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said Tuesday.
The Congress, on its third year, will be held on October 1 at the Mimosa Convention Hall, Mimosa Golf and Country Club in the Clark Freeport Zone.
29 Sep 2015 - Pamintuan lauded for anti-crime effortsANGELES CITY -- The Central Luzon regional police office has lauded Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for his effort to address criminality in this city.
The mayor received the citation when he was invited to be the guest of honor and speaker at the Police Regional Office III flag raising ceremony, hosted by the Regional Internal Affairs Service III (RIAS 3) at Camp Olivas.
29 Sep 2015 - Laus Group locates in Clark, cites Freeport progressCLARK FREEPORT -- One of the largest and fastest growing multi-brand car dealership networks in the country today is investing P200 million for the establishment of dealership and showcase for various automotive brands inside this Freeport.
The Laus Group of Companies (LGC), headed by its Chairman Levy P. Laus on Monday signed an agreement with Clark Development Corporation President Atty. Arthur P. Tugade for the lease of 1.9-hectare property in Clark.
29 Sep 2015 - 2 dead, 3 injured in shooting incidentPAMPANGA -- Two died and three were injured in a shooting incident on Monday at Barangay Arenas, Arayat.
Authorities identified the victims as Jaymar Bulanadi, 21; Ronnie Lugue, 21; Jayvee de Leon, 23; and Arjay Mallari, 23, all residents of Barangay San Agustin, Santa Ana town; and Rizalyn Paguinto, 23, a resident of Barangay Lacquios, Arayat town.
29 Sep 2015 - Angat Dam still below normal levelPAMPANGA -- Angat Dam’s water level is still far from improving as the reservoir’s depth is only 189.60 meters, way below the normal 200 meters.
The dam has a spilling level of 210 meters and a critical (very low) level of 180 meters. But with the current level, officials said it would need some heavy rains to improve the reservoir’s water holdings, just enough to cushion the effects of El Niño in Central Luzon.
29 Sep 2015 - Apalit holds sports festPAMPANGA -- Municipal employees in Apalit are holding a five-day sports fest which will run from Monday to Friday aimed at reminding everyone that exercise is important.
Harley Cortez, municipal social welfare and development officer, said that it is the first time that the sports fest for the employees is being conducted.
29 Sep 2015 - Capitol distributes financial assistance to dengue patientsPAMPANGA -- Due to the rising number of dengue cases in the province, the provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda recently distributed financial assistance to dengue patients.
Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management officer Angelina Blanco together with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Marcelo Jaochico and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Elizabeth Baybayan handed the P2,000 worth of financial assistance each to the 33 dengue patients admitted at the Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Hospital.
28 Sep 2015 - 2 dead persons found in mall parking areaPAMPANGA -- Two dead bodies were discovered inside a sports utility vehicle parked at SM City Pampanga on Monday.
The victims identified as Aly Santos, 50, a resident of Concepcion, Lubao and Liezel Corpuz, 32, a resident of Sta. Catalina, Lubao, were found dead by security guards at the back seat of a black Hyundai Tucson at about 7:20 a.m.
28 Sep 2015 - Guv wants 50,000 OSYs enrolled in ALSPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda is targeting some 50,000 Kapampangan out-of-school youth (OSY) to be enrolled in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) program of the Department of Education (DepEd).
The governor announced this during the meeting of the 916 passers of the ALS held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, this city.
28 Sep 2015 - Lubao commemorates Diosdado Macapagal's 105th birthdayPAMPANGA -- Government officials led by Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab placed flowers before the monument of former president Diosdado Macapagal, whose 105th birthday was commemorated.
The event was attended by Macapagal's children, former Vice Governor Cielo Macapagal-Salgado and Diosdado Macapagal, Jr., and National Historical Commission Vice President Carminda Arevalo.
28 Sep 2015 - Floridablanca expects P6M from iTaxPAMPANGA -- Mayor Eddie Guerrero is expecting to double its annual P3-million land tax revenue as it has recently implemented the German-made Integrated Taxation Management System (iTAX) that aims to boost local Real Property Taxes (RPT).
This town has an area of 17,548 hectares (43,360 acres) but Guerrero said that old practices in collection and problems in land ownership here have long been problems in the collection.
28 Sep 2015 - Balgan to seek re-election in 2016PAMPANGA -- Mayor Annette Balgan of this town said recently that she will seek re-election in 2016 to continue her programs and projects.
"I will continue my projects for the youth like offering scholarships for their education," she said, citing among them the Alternative Learning System (ALS).
27 Sep 2015 - Guiao tops surveyANGELES CITY -- Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao is leading comfortably in a pre-election poll in the congressional race in the first district.
In the survey conducted from August 10 to 25 this year, Guiao was the top choice of the respondents with 47.7 percent, followed by former congressmen Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin with 23 percent and Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno, 18.7 percent.
27 Sep 2015 - Indigent seniors receive social pensionPAMPANGA -- The Candaba local government here, through the Bottom-up Budgeting program of the national government, distributed social pension to some 400 indigent senior citizens recently.
The pensioners, who were identified through the Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), received P6,000 each.
27 Sep 2015 - Cops arrest man in buy-bust operationPAMPANGA -- Minalin Police officers here arrested a man reportedly selling illegal drugs during a buy-bust operation Wednesday afternoon at Barangay Sto. Domingo here.
The town police identified the suspect as Perry Pangilinan, 45, a resident of the said barangay.
27 Sep 2015 - Man stabs two women dead, tries to kill selfANGELES City -- Two women, Mildred Supan and Josephine Joy Garcia, died after they were stabbed several times by a man in Sitio Abacan, Barangay Malabanias here Saturday afternoon.
Police found the suspect Roel Supan, 30, unconscious with a self-inflicted wound in the neck.
26 Sep 2015 - DPWH exec orders full-blast construction of Pandan RoadANGELES CITY --- Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has assured city officials here that the construction of the Angeles-Magalang Road in Barangay Pandan will go full-blast starting Monday.
This was learned from Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan who disclosed that Singson personally inspected on Friday the ongoing road-widening project, whose completion was delayed for almost one year now.
26 Sep 2015 - Central Luzon police launch newest anti-criminality drivePAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office (PRO) Central Luzon launched its newest anti-criminality campaign, "Krimenitxtmo, Aksyonan Ko" through a ride for a cause dubbed "First Ride Against Crime in Central Luzon" earlier morning Saturday.
Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin, regional police director, said at least 2,000 motorcycle riders from different riders group from Central Luzon and Metro Manila participated in the said ride for a cause.
26 Sep 2015 - Bring preventive health care to peopleANGELES CITY --- Vice-President Jejomar Binay has stressed the need for government to ensure that all Filipinos, even those in far-flung areas, get vaccinations, have access to vitamins, medicine and potable drinking water, and are educated on proper nutrition and sanitation.
"This must be done immediately. Let us go to them and bring to them preventive measures, instead of waiting for an epidemic to hit an area. Let us not be reactive but pro-active. Let us not wait for our Filipino brothers and sisters to end up as statistics as victims of malaria, pneumonia, tuberculosis, hepatitis, among others," Binay said.
25 Sep 2015 - Angeles officials to file charges vs DPWH, contractorANGELES CITY -- Officials here are planning to file charges against public works officials and the contractor of the Pandan Road, which became a virtual river after a thunderstorm few days ago.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan disclosed this on Friday after several residents in Barangay Pandan and motorists aired their complaints against the road construction project which was supposed to completed last year.
25 Sep 2015 - Oca eyes to boost Arayat tourismPAMPANGA -- Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez is eyeing various projects to boost the tourism industry in Arayat town.
During the recent visit of Rodriguez in the municipality, he vowed to the people of Arayat to harness the full tourism potential of the town where Mt. Arayat stands.
25 Sep 2015 - PNP-ACG Northern Luzon forms advisory councilPAMPANGA -- The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) Northern Luzon Field Unit has invited representatives from local government units (LGUs), religious, media, business and academe sectors to comprise the newly created advisory council.
Police Senior Superintendent Arnel Escobal administered the oath-taking of the members and officers of the advisory council led by its chairperson Porac Vice Mayor Dexter Albert David, vice chairperson Maylin Bayza from the academe with members Joel Mapiles from the media, Pastor Joel Sariego from the religious sector and Benjie Talaro from the business sector.
25 Sep 2015 - Cops nab Lambat Sibat target in ArayatPAMPANGA -- Authorities here arrested recently a suspected notorious drug user, Dionidis Dinolan, 45, a resident of Barangay Arenas, after during a buy-bust operation.
Police said the suspect is the 10th in their top priorities in the Lambat-Sibat operations.
25 Sep 2015 - Bus firm bullish on Central Luzon growthPAMPANGA -- Officials of provincial bus company Victory Liner expressed their optimism on Friday in the economic growth of Central Luzon with a projection of gross domestic product (GDP) growth of six to eight percent per year for the next 20 years.
Victory Liner, one of the biggest provincial bus companies in the country today, says that it expects to benefit from this development as economic growth would also translate to people going around the region either for economic or leisure activities.
25 Sep 2015 - Angeles all set for Fiestang Kuliat 2015ANGELES CITY -- Inspired by the growing recognition and accolades it receives from all over the country and from all over the world, Angeles City is set to launch Fiestang Kuliat 2015 (FK2015), the longest fiesta celebration in the country on September 29, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at this city's heritage zone, Plaza Angel.
It is now gaining recognition as one of the crowning jewels of heritage preservation and cultural renaissance, not only in the region, but the whole country as well.
24 Sep 2015 - Light hybrid road train to ply Clark roadsCLARK FREEPORT -- A 160-capacity light hybrid road train will soon be plying the main roads here, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced on Thursday.
The new mode of transportation is part of the state-owned corporation’s means to address the transportation needs of workers inside the Freeport.
24 Sep 2015 - Capitol distributes P10.5-M financial aid to 2,882 scholarsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda spearheaded recently the distribution of P10,457,500 worth of financial assistance to the 2,882 college students from the four districts of the province.
Out of the total, 482 scholar beneficiaries (class valedictorians, salutatorians and first honorable mention) each received P10,000; while the 275 (4th-8th ranks and ALS passers) got P5,000 and the 1,785 (whose grades are 85 percent above) got their share of P2,500 each.
24 Sep 2015 - Tumang to run for Mexico mayorPAMPANGA -- Provincial Board Member Teddy Tumang confirmed his plan to reclaim the top position here next year.
"I will be leaving my provincial seat to serve again the people of Mexico," said Tumang, a former three-term mayor.
24 Sep 2015 - Korina Sanchez to fight for LGBTQ rightsPAMPANGA -- Broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez said in a visit to Masantol on Wednesday that she wanted to focus on the issues that were not usually noticed by people if her husband former Local Goverment Secretary Manuel Roxas II will be elected president in 2016.
Sanchez said that she wanted to focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community.
24 Sep 2015 - Lubao steps up drive vs denguePAMPANGA -- Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab is now beefing up efforts to prevent the spread of dengue mosquito carriers as she urged barangay officials and residents for a massive cleanup drive.
This came as records from the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health Regional Office 3 (DOH-R3) show that Lubao has 250 dengue cases including 1 death from January to September of this year, the highest number of dengue cases in the 19 municipalities of Pampanga.
24 Sep 2015 - San Simon officials, staff conduct bloodletting projectPAMPANGA -- San Simon Municipal officials and staff conducted a bloodletting project on Wednesday at Barangay Sta. Monica, here.
Dr. Marline Dela Rosa, rural health unit officer, said that 17 officials and staff donated blood.
24 Sep 2015 - Pampanga foundation presents ‘Obra Sagrada’ANGELES CITY -- The Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan, Inc. (FLKI), formerly known as the Save Pampanga Movement, is set to launch the country’s first ecclesiastical exhibit, “Obra Sagrada,” to provide support and raise awareness for Filipino religious artisans.
The event will take place on October 10 and 11, 2015 at the Event Centre of SM City Clark, with support from the Archdiocese Commission on Church Heritage and the Shopping Center Management Corporation (SCMC), which operates SM Supermalls.
24 Sep 2015 - Marijuana found inside elephant statueANGELES CITY -- Some three kilos of dried marijuana leaves stuffed inside a two-foot long wood-carved elephant statue was discovered by authorities in Barangay Balibago, on Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin, acting Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon director, said the wooden statue was recovered by Balibago barangay chairman Tony Mamac after it was reportedly left behind by unidentified persons in front of a vegetable farm in Sitio Hadrian in Barangay Balibago.
23 Sep 2015 - Clark airport redesigning opposedANGELES CITY -- An advocacy group has opposed plans to redesign the original blueprint of the P15-billion expansion of Clark International Airport (CRK).
The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement, headed by businessman Ruperto Cruz, stated that the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) and the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) should stick with the airport’s original plan.
23 Sep 2015 - Clark Freeport zone advisory council coordinators namedCLARK FREEPORT -- The five original member-mayors and advisers of the Metro Clark Advisory Council (MCAC), the information and communication mechanism in the Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) and the adjacent local government units have designated their highly esteemed nominees for MCAC coordinators.
Papers show that the designation of MCAC Coordinators/CDC Liaison Officers is pursuant to Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Board Resolution No.SM-05-04.
23 Sep 2015 - Sick Kapampangans asked to avail of Capitol’s free health servicesPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged all Kapampangans in the province suffering from different kinds of cancer, myoma, polyps, cysts and other illnesses to avail of free health services from the provincial government.
This came as the governor started anew on Wednesday her free health services in this town benefitting some 563 cancer patients who came from the different municipalities of the province during their assembly on Tuesday at Lubao Gymnasium, here.
23 Sep 2015 - DA provides P3.9M for Mabalacat City farmersMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently turned over to the city government P3.9 million which will be used for various projects for farmers.
The agency, through the Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) program, turned over the fund to the city last Monday at the city hall situated at the Xevera Complex here, Lourdes Balatibat, head of Office of the City Agriculture (OCA), said.
23 Sep 2015 - CSF holds 4Ps Family DayPAMPANGA -- Some 100 family beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4ps) of the city government attended the Pantawid Pamilya Family Day held at the Heroes Hall, September 21.
The program was spearheaded by the City Social Welfare and Development Office in coordination with their counterpart at the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region III.
22 Sep 2015 - 2 Minors Rescued From KTV BarSUBIC BAY -- Police operatives and Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) personnel rescued two minors who were allegedly hired as guest relations officers at a KTV bar here.
Police said the owner of the Pink Blooms KTV Bar, identified as Bangie Cervantes, a.k.a. Candy, 40, in Purok 2, Bgy. Cawag, Olongapo, was arrested.
22 Sep 2015 - Angeles village council rejects proposed CCTV ordinanceANGELES CITY -- Six members of the Barangay Balibago Council comprise the majority vote against the proposed closed circuit television (CCTV) ordinance.
This was disclosed by Balibago Chairman Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, who expressed disappointment over the ordinance’s disapproval.
22 Sep 2015 - Guv: Protect students from health risksGovernor Lilia Pineda met with provincial medical practitioners, rural health workers and principals of various public schools in Pampanga and called for consolidated efforts in ensuring the health safety of students in the province.
The health summit held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center on Monday in this city focused on addressing health issues on food preparation in schools as well as preventing serious communicable diseases like tuberculosis.
22 Sep 2015 - Ex-Pampanga board members weigh options for 2016 pollsPAMPANGA -- Former Third District board members Trina Dizon-Guevarra and Monina Laus are now keeping their options open for the 2016 race here.
Dizon, in a chance interview at the Capitol, said that she and Laus are not closing their doors to local politics. She said that there have been calls from supporters, constituents and local officials for them to run again for an elective post.
22 Sep 2015 - Cops arrest drug suspect in checkpoint operationPAMPANGA -- Police officers arrested the seventh most wanted drug suspect in the list of Lambat Sibat targets in a checkpoint operation recently at Barangay San Gabriel in Macabebe.
Chief of Police Gil Arizo Domingo said that the suspect identified as Paulito Yambao was arrested with the help of a Barangay Information Network (BIN) informant.
22 Sep 2015 - Top drug suspect arrested in ArayatPAMPANGA -- Suspect Hermie Galang, 48, a resident of Barangay San Mateo, Arayat, was arrested after police conducted an illegal drug operation at the said barangay.
Police were able to confiscate one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu and recovered another one from the suspect's possession.
22 Sep 2015 - Olongapo City gathers 26,000 volunteers to clean up waterwaysSUBIC BAY -- The local government of Olongapo City led by Mayor Rolen Paulino managed to gather 26,541 volunteers for the annual International Coastal Cleanup 2015 dubbed “Making Riverth Possible’ last Saturday in its effort to spread environmental awareness among its residents in the city.
Paulino led students, government employees, non-government organization, barangay officials and residents to cleanup drainages, creeks, rivers and the city’s coastline.
22 Sep 2015 - CSF gives subsidies to GLF participantsPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando through the Giant Lantern Festival Foundation (GLFF) has awarded financial aid to eleven participating barangays of this year’s Ligligan Parul.
During Monday’s flag raising rites, Mayor Edwin Santiago, Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Councilors Nelson Lingat, Harvey Quiwa, BJ Lagman, and GLFF president Alfrito Mah led the ceremonial awarding of the cash check amounting to P180,000 each as subsidies to participants who will compete on December 19 at Robinsons Starmills.
22 Sep 2015 - 'Redesigning Clark airport opens chance to PH bidders'CLARK FREEPORT -- The need to redesign the original blueprint of the P15-billion expansion of the Clark International Airport will give a chance to Philippine bidders to enter into the scene, said Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio Tanjuatco III.
Tanjuatco said this during the "CAMI Inn the News” forum last Friday hosted by the Capampangan in Media Inc. (CAMI) in partnership with Holiday Inn Clark and Clark Development Corporation.
22 Sep 2015 - Pampanga to host Dayaw FestivalPAMPANGA -- The Province of Pampanga will host one of the biggest celebrations of indigenous Filipino culture next month.
Dayaw Festival is the annual gathering of the country’s indigenous people in connection with October as Indigenous People’s Month.
22 Sep 2015 - Cops arrest top drug suspect in Lambat SibatPAMPANGA -- Police arrested the 10th drug suspect in an operation over the weekend at Barangay Telacsan, Macabebe.
The suspect identified as Arex Cortez, 32, a resident of the said barangay, was arrested during wake of his late father in their residence.
22 Sep 2015 - Use of rain harvesters urged during El NiñoANGELES CITY -- An environmentalist has urged people to use rain harvesters in order to ensure sufficient supply of water during the El Niño phenomenon cycle which may cause drought in the country.
Former Councilor Louie Reyes, head of the Green Youth Brigade, said that big volumes of water supply will be saved if people recycle and use rain water for other purposes.
22 Sep 2015 - Consultant: Airports like Clark need connectivityCLARK FREEPORT -- Connectivity. This is what Clark International Airport (CRK) needs in order for airlines and investors to come in.
Thus stated Andrew Acquaah Harrison, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) chief executive advisor, when asked by some of the Pampanga-based newsmen who recently visited Cebu and Bohol for a three-day educational tour on what advice he can give for Clark airport.
22 Sep 2015 - Mexico town to build additional public cemeteriesPAMPANGA -- Mexico folks will soon have more spacious necropolis as the local government here are set to break ground of their new public cemeteries.
Some of the new acquisitions of the municipality here, under the leadership of Mayor Roy Manalastas are the parcels of land to be transformed into memorial parks soon.
20 Sep 2015 - Agencies explain effects of El Niño phenomenonPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), together with the regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), conducted a two-day seminar in Minalin in a bid to educate the people about the effects of the El Niño phenomenon.
Updates and preparations for the drought expected to be brought about by the phenomenon were discussed during the seminar held last Thursday and Friday at the municipal hall.
20 Sep 2015 - CDC launches Mr. and Ms. Clark 2015CLARK FREEPORT -- The search is on for Mr. and Miss Clark 2015 sponsored by Clark Development Corporation (CDC).
According to Ms. Noemi Garcia, manager of CDC’s Tourism Promotions Department, the competition is one of the highlights of the Clark Grand Fiesta 2015.
20 Sep 2015 - LGUs to hold benchmarking on tourism, quarry industriesPAMPANGA -- Officials of the Municipal Government of Del Surigao City and Puerto Princesa City are set to visit the province for a series of bench marking activities on the province's tourism and local governance sector.
Provincial Tourism Officer Arwin Lingat said that Pampanga has hosted a series of bench marking activities under the term of Governor Lilia Pineda.
20 Sep 2015 - Sassa thanks guv for supportPAMPANGA -- "The Voice Kids" fourth placer Sassa Dagdag recently visited Governor Lilia Pineda to thank her and all of the Kapampangans for their support.
Dagdag was accompanied by her parents, who hail from San Fernando and Angeles City respectively.
20 Sep 2015 - DA hosts workshop on enterprise developmentPAMPANGA -- The Regional Project Coordination Office 3 (RPCO3), led by its I-REAP Component and Procurement Unit, gathered the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Units (PPMIUs) and the proponent groups of Zambales, Tarlac, Bataan, Aurora, and Nueva Ecija recently for a workshop at Clark Freeport.
The training workshop regarding the preparation of the work and financial plan of the seven Enterprise Development subprojects that have been recently approved by the Regional Project Advisory Board of Central Luzon last April 24 and June 11 of this year.
19 Sep 2015 - Sinukwan 2015 to celebrate resiliency of KapampangansPAMPANGA -- The Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan Inc.-backed 17th Sinukwan Festival, which will run from November 21 to 28 this year, will celebrate the resiliency of Kapampangans who rose from the devastation wrought by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in June 1991.
Themed #Pinatubo@25 "Pangakabus ning Kapampangan…Pagmasusian at Pasalamatan," Sinukwan Festival 2015 Hermano Mayor Irwin Nucum disclosed during a press conference at Robinsons Starmills on Friday that the annual “mother Pampanga festival” will be anchored on the 25th commemoration of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption which nearly erased the province from the map of the Philippines.
19 Sep 2015 - Businessman thankful of LBP award, bullish of the next 10 yearsANGELES CITY -- Fiesta Communities Inc. president Wilfredo Tan is thankful of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP)’s recognition as his home-grown socialized housing company received the Gawad Kaagapay 2015 Award for Large Corporation (Non-Agri Based) and expressed optimism on the vibrant economic prospects for the company in the next ten years.
The award was presented during at the Fortune Hongkong Seafood Restaurant in Balibago over the weekend and entailed a P100,000 cash award.
19 Sep 2015 - Korean hotel owner murderedMABALACAT CITY—A Korean businessman was shot and killed by a lone gunman inside his office at Korean Town in Angeles City on Thursday, police said on Friday.
Supt. Rodrigo de Guzman, head of the Investigation and Detection Management Bureau of the Angeles police, said Park Youn Jae, 60, owner of the 145-room Royal Hotel at Royal Garden Estate in Barangay (village) Cuayan in Angeles, was attacked at noon while he was with another Korean national in his office.
18 Sep 2015 - Capitol execs undergo retraining on good governancePAMPANGA -- Longing for more development projects and service in the province, the department heads of the provincial government led by Governor Lilia Pineda are currently attended a two-day retraining program on good governance and human resource development on Thursday and Friday.
Pineda said she wants the province to become a better, peaceful place to live in where Kapampangans enjoy the fruit of economic prosperity and development, hence, she wants the provincial government heads and employees to become effective catalysts of change and development.
18 Sep 2015 - Multi-billion peso hotel industry in Clark still growingCLARK FREEPORT -- The multi-billion peso hotel industry here, operating on world-class standards, continues to grow with bigger infusion and better facilities, transforming the once symbol of American might into one of the best tourist destinations in the country today.
The investments poured to develop key tourism projects make this Freeport a preferred travel destination not only by local tourists but also foreign nationals.
18 Sep 2015 - Central Luzon consumer complaints resolved through mediationANGELES CITY -- Majority of consumer complaints lodged at the regional and provincial offices of the Department of Trade and Industry Region III (DTI-3) were resolved through mediation.
For the first three quarters of 2015, DTI-3 received 332 consumer complaint cases, 313 of which were resolved through mediation.
18 Sep 2015 - Award-winning indie director conducts film workshopPAMPANGA -- Internationally-acclaimed Kapampangan independent filmmaker Brillante Mendoza showcased his current film in the Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop hosted by SM City Pampanga.
Mallgoers were given the chance to meet Mendoza during the launching of the event on Thursday.
18 Sep 2015 - CSF holds fun runPAMPANGA -- In line with the observance of Civil Service Month this September, the city government through its Human Resources and Development Office recently held the second edition of Takbong Kawaning Fernandino Fun Run.
More than 100 employees from the city hall departments participated in the race which covered three kilometer categories that started from the Heroes Hall to the Provincial Capitol, and the five kilometer category where the runners proceeded to the City Hall before looping back to the finish line at the Heroes Hall.
18 Sep 2015 - 1st Luen Thai Cup to benefit Tuloy FoundationCLARK FREEPORT -- Luen Thai Philippines is hosting the First Luen Thai Cup for the benefit of the Tuloy Foundation.
The football cup will be staged this October.
17 Sep 2015 - P30-B township to rise in Pasudeco propertyPAMPANGA -- In the early 1900's, the Pampanga Sugar Development Corporation (Pasudeco) through its first Filipino-financed sugar central ushered an age of industrial and commercial activity in Pampanga.
Today, its 35.6-hectare prime property here will again see to a new age of development for the city as Megaworld Corporation is set to invest P30 billion over the next 10 years on a mixed township project.
17 Sep 2015 - Capitol moves to cushion El Niño effects on water, food supplyPAMPANGA -- The provincial government through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) on Wednesday took steps to cushion the ill-effects of the anticipated El Niño phenomenon on the province’s supply of water and agriculture.
Vice Governor Dennis Pineda and Angelina Blanco, head of the PDRRMO, led the El Niño Assessment for local government units, to determine the extent of possible damage the weather phenomenon could inflict on the province’s agriculture and supply of potable water.
17 Sep 2015 - Oca awards farm machinery to Arayat farmersPAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez awarded Thursday various farm machinery to the farmers of Arayat town.
Rodriguez continues to uplift the lives of the indigent people, particularly the farmers, through his projects that benefit the poor.
17 Sep 2015 - Village chiefs ordered to help prevent denguePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged village chiefs to maintain the cleanliness of their own barangays to prevent the spread of mosquitoes with dengue virus.
This developed after the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health (DOH) Regional Office 3 recorded a total of 2,520 dengue cases in the province of Pampanga from January to September 5 of 2015.
17 Sep 2015 - CSF conducts job fairPAMPANGA -- Job seekers from in and out of the city trooped the mega job fair organized by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here.
Thousands of local and overseas job vacancies were opened to the public on Wednesday by some 50 participating employers at the SM City Pampanga Event Center.
17 Sep 2015 - 12 OFWs receive P120,000 livelihood assistancePAMPANGA -- Twelve distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW)-returnees from different parts of Central Luzon received a P120,000 livelihood assistance, the Department of Labor and Employment said Wednesday.
Dole Regional Director Ana Dione said that the livelihood assistance, amounting to P120,000 was sourced from National Reintegration Center for OFWs’ (NRCOs) Livelihood Development Assistance Program (LDAP).
17 Sep 2015 - Clark Green City to serve as back-up government center for Metro ManilaCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Green City (CGC) is perfectly suited to become a back-up government center for Metro Manila should a devastating earthquake happen, according to Arnel Paciano Casanova, president and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority.
“Earthquakes are impossible to predict but this proactive approach to have a back-up government center will ensure the continued operations and delivery of vital services following the Big One,” Casanova said.
17 Sep 2015 - Guv distributes food packs to 3,840 AetasPAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda distributed on Tuesday food packs to 3,840 Aeta families coming from the upland barangays of Porac, Floridablanca and Mabalacat City.
As early as 6 a.m., Pineda started the distribution of food packs to the families in the town of Porac followed by the distribution in Floridablanca and Mabalacat City.
16 Sep 2015 - DA readies El Niño action plan for Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Santa Rita town agriculturists in Central Luzon are busy crafting the El Niño Action Plan with the Department of Agriculture (DA) after agriculture officials got alarmed by the possible heavy losses that may be incurred by the rice producing region because of drought.
This developed after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tarlac and Aurora may experience drought beginning in the last quarter of the year.
16 Sep 2015 - Masantol town to strictly implement ban on plasticsPAMPANGA -- Masantol Mayor Dan Guintu has vowed to strictly implement the plastic-free ordinance here which started on Monday.
Guintu noted that the ordinance was approved last year but they implemented it only this year as public market vendors requested to sell out their remaining plastic items and Styrofoam packaging materials.
16 Sep 2015 - Hope springs for organic farming in lahar-ravaged townPAMPANGA -- Recycling residual organic waste has never been this exciting for Porac's local agriculture industry.
The prospects of converting residual waste into organic fertilizer; reducing the local government’s expenses on garbage disposal; and at the same time helping local farmers with low cost fertilizer and rehabilitating lahar ravaged farmlands are the reasons that prompted the Municipal Government of Porac to embrace a simple yet revolutionary technology on organic fertilizer production.
16 Sep 2015 - P18-M medical equipment donated to Magalang townPAMPANGA -- The World Medical Relief Incorporated (WMRI) has donated P18.4 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to the Magalang local government.
Dr. David L. Zarate, WMRI’s Ambassador of Health, turned over on Wednesday the donations placed inside a 40-foot container van to local officials led by Mayor Romulo “Romy” Pecson at the town hall.
16 Sep 2015 - CHR-3 breaks ground for new homePAMPANGA -- The Commission on Human Rights Region III (CHR-3) is now a step closer to having their permanent home after decades of renting a place for work.
CHR-3 will finally be joining other government agencies at the Diosdado Macapagal Government Center in Barangay Maimpis in this city as it kicked off the inauguration of their new building on Wednesday.
16 Sep 2015 - Anakpawis: Commemorate US bases ejection by watching Luna movieCLARK FREEPORT -- The Anakpawis partylist has urged the public to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the United States military bases ejection by watching "Heneral Luna," a movie on the life of Filipino revolutionary hero Antonio Luna.
The Philippine Senate rejected the extension of the 1947 Military Bases Agreement on September 16, 1991.
16 Sep 2015 - Bills raising health consciousness among vulnerable sectors soughtCLARK FREEPORT -- The Pampanga Medical Society (PMS), a 79-year-old exclusive club of doctors in Pampanga is aiming for local and national legislative measures that aim to raise health consciousness among the indigent people and vulnerable sectors of society and will enable easy access to medical and health related services.
The group is in effect preparing concrete studies, proposals and recommendations to substantiate its clamor for legislative actions and remedies that will be focused on serious means of helping the poor in their medical problems.
15 Sep 2015 - Dengue cases in Pampanga up 75%PAMPANGA -- Dengue cases in Pampanga are on the rise as the Department of Health (DOH) has recorded 1,802 cases as of September, a 75.1 percent jump from 1,029 cases tallied in the same period last year.
Arayat town has 54 cases as of September compared to seven cases last year with a percentage increase of 671 percent. It was followed by Masantol with 65 cases (441 percent increase), and Santo Tomas with 12 cases (200 percent increase).
15 Sep 2015 - Top drug dealer in Pampanga arrestedPAMPANGA -- A suspected big-time shabu distributor in the province was apprehended on Monday by joint operatives of the Regional Philippine Drug Enforcement (PDEA-3) and Pampanga Provincial Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group (PAIDSOTG) in a buy-bust operation along Jose Abad Santos Avenue, City of San Fernando.
Gladys Rosales, PDEA-3 regional director, identified the suspect as Hadjie Usop Pangalian, 29, a resident of St. Francis Subdivision, Barangay Dolores, of the said city.
15 Sep 2015 - CSF, Int’l Justice Mission ink pact on child protectionPAMPANGA -- The city government of San Fernando through Mayor Edwin Santiago entered into a memorandum of agreement last Monday with International Justice Mission (IJM) for the creation of a Survivors Support Network (SSN) where victims of violence can get all the support and resources they need.
The group partners with local authorities including local government units to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.
15 Sep 2015 - 'Declare Clark as Luzon gateway'CLARK FREEPORT -- A businessman based in Pampanga has asked President Benigno Aquino III to declare the Clark International Airport (CRK) as the country’s main gateway in Luzon.
Rene Romero, president of the Romac Group of Companies, said that the question of every Kapampangan which is when is the national government going to fully develop Clark airport will be answered if the president made this pronouncement.
15 Sep 2015 - Angeles to put up P50-M command centerANGELES CITY -- The city government here announced the establishment of an interconnected P50-million command center to monitor the city’s traffic, support peace and order, and coordinate emergency response actions.
“Through the command center, we will install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in our barangays equipped with intelligent video analytics software. This will allow us to monitor crimes as they happen, while being able to pinpoint details to aid us in identifying the criminals such as plate numbers, the suspect’s face even behind tinted windows, and so on,” said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
15 Sep 2015 - Lacadin warns PNP personnel over use of recovered vehiclesPAMPANGA -- A top police official here warned Tuesday his men not to use recovered stolen or impounded vehicles or face dismissal from the service.
Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director, issued the statement after he received reports that some policemen were using the recovered or impounded vehicles particularly motorcycles.
15 Sep 2015 - Public school inaugurates P1-M buildingPAMPANGA -- A public school in Mexico launched their newly-renovated building which will house some of the faculty staff.
A long-standing building of San Juan High School, through the initiative of Principal Garry dela Cruz’ was refurbished and renovated to give staff a better working place.
15 Sep 2015 - AUF community promotes anti-FASD advocacyANGELES CITY -- Angeles University Foundation (AUF), in cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), CAS-Communication Department, and Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral ng Komunikasyon (SAMASKOM) batch 2015-2016, showed their support for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) awareness campaign last September 9.
SAMASKOM president Danicca Verallo said that the main objective of this advocacy is to promote awareness against alcohol intake especially to women who are pregnant.
15 Sep 2015 - AUF guidance center conducts #MayForever seminarANGELES CITY -- Angeles University Foundation (AUF), in cooperation with the Guidance and Counseling Center (GCC), conducted a love, courtship and chastity seminar entitled “#MayForever” last September 11 at the AUF Sports and Cultural Center here.
The event aims to increase awareness on the issues concerning love, courtship and marriage among teenagers, to provide guiding principles on establishing relationship with the opposite sex, and to enable to develop a sense of responsibility and accountability on decisions.
14 Sep 2015 - Angeles City gets free Wi-Fi accessANGELES CITY -- This city has become the first urban center outside Metro Manila to provide free Wi-Fi access to its residents.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Converge ICT Solutions chief executive officer Dennis Anthony Uy are set to formally sign an agreement for the permanent operation of the 11 hotspots.
14 Sep 2015 - Capitol gives Pampanga villages new computer setsPAMPANGA -- New computer sets from the provincial government were distributed on Monday to 312 of Pampanga's 505 barangays.
Governor Lilia Pineda said the high capacity computers that came with printers and accessories will enable the villages to update their data bases and load all necessary information that may be needed by Capitol in responding to needs and concerns like barangay infrastructure, statistics and demographics, among others.
14 Sep 2015 - Guiao: House probe into Capilion project counterproductiveCLARK FREEPORT -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao said a congressional inquiry into the P7-billion Clark Green Frontier of the Singapore-based Capilion Corporation PTE Limited is “not productive for Clark.”
The lawmaker issued the statement during a recent forum with members of the Capampangan in Media Incorporated (CAMI) at the Bale Balita here.
14 Sep 2015 - 400 year-old cross declared ‘important cultural treasure’PAMPANGA -- The National Museum unveiled Monday a marker here declaring the venerated wooden cross of Santa Cruz Parish in Barangay Santa Cruz as an Important Cultural Treasure.
A radiocarbon dating test revealed that the cross is more than 400 years old which sees to support claims that the cross is the same the Spanish military leader Martin De Goiti used to pacify the town during the early years of the Spanish conquest.
14 Sep 2015 - CSF names young city officialsPAMPANGA -- Twenty-four student leaders from different schools were named on Monday as this year's young city officials in the opening of the Youth Week.
Mayor Edwin Santiago, together with other city officials and the Rotary Club of San Fernando, presented the young officials who will be given opportunity to work for their fellow Fernandinos for a week.
14 Sep 2015 - Macabebe village chiefs join budgeting seminarTwenty-five barangay captains here attended a three-day seminar about proper budgeting on September 14 to 17 at Widus Hotel in Clark Freeport.
Municipal Administrator Jomel Cruz said the training was aimed at teaching village chiefs on the preparation and disbursement of barangay budgets for next year.
14 Sep 2015 - Mexico PWDs get educational assistancePAMPANGA -- Mexico Mayor Roy Manalastas of this town recently awarded educational assistance to children with disabilities.
Some 67 physically and mentally challenged children from elementary to college received their annual financial aid during a simple ceremony.
13 Sep 2015 - 'No government funds used in Mexico land deal'PAMPANGA -- Mexico officials have clarified the two-hectare property in Barangay Camuning recently acquired by the local government was donated by a businessman.
Mayor Roy Manalastas said Vicente Panlilio, a well known businessman here and his family donated the lot to the municipal government.
13 Sep 2015 - CDC continues to get recognitionCLARK FREEPORT -- The leadership at this Freeport's main managing company continues to get recognition from various groups and individuals in the area and even in Metro Manila.
CDC president Arthur Tugade recently received an award from the SKAL International-Makati during the 25th SKAL International Tourism Personality Awards held at the Grand Ballroom of New World Makati Hotel in Makati City.
13 Sep 2015 - Natural healing festival set at Orissa GardenSome of the most followed and credible healers from the Philippines are set to conduct a free healing event at the foot of Mt. Arayat (Barangay Ayala, Magalang) on October 3.
According to the host of Orissa Garden of Wellness, the “Free Healing Festival” will be participated by 20 licensed healers and medieval doctors coming over from different regions.
13 Sep 2015 - Hausland donates P200,000 to Tuloy FoundationPAMPANGA -- The Hausland Development Corporation (HLDC) donated P200,000 to the Tuloy Foundation in bid to help the foundation in its objective of helping street children as operate its Bahay Bata facilities in Barangay Cuayan.
HLDC chief executive officer Wilfredo Tan personally handed the check donation to Tuloy Foundation founder Fr. Rocky Evangelista in a luncheon meeting in Angeles City.
12 Sep 2015 - CL’s No. 2 Drug Suspect nabbedANGELES City -- Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives arrested the no. 2 suspect in Central Luzon’s priority target list of drug personalities, Arvin Samia de Luna, alias “Koreano”, 36, during a buy-bust operation last Sept. 11 in Bgy. Pampang, here.
Confiscated from the suspect were three heat-sealed plastic sashets containing white substance believed to be shabu weighing 7.7 grams and a 9mm Taurus pistol loaded with seven ammunition. The black Toyota Hi-Lux pick-up truck (AWA 2483) the suspect used in the drug deal was also confiscated.
12 Sep 2015 - Guv, PNP-ACG set to hold anti-cyber crime summitPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government and the Philippine National Police Anti-Cyber Crime Group (PNP-ACG) are set to hold a joint first-ever provincial anti-cyber crime summit to create public awareness on cyber crimes, cyber security and how families and children can protect themselves from the danger it poses.
The governor said it is about time to create public awareness on how to stay safe online by means of addressing the growing concerns on cyber crime as more Filipinos continue to embrace information and communication technology.
12 Sep 2015 - Businessman apprehensive on Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- A businessman here has expressed apprehensions about the location of the P7-billion Clark Green Frontier mixed use facility being developed by Singapore-based Capilion Corporation PTE Limited.
Rene Romero, president of the Romac Group of Companies, issued the statement in support of the call of local officials and businessmen for the relocation of the planned commercial complex at the main entrance of Clark Freeport.
12 Sep 2015 - Tuloy Bahay Bata opens in AngelesANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, together with Tuloy Foundation Inc., founder Fr. Marciano Evangelista recently led the formal launching of the "Tuloy Bahay Bata," a newly established institution for street children located in Barangay Cuayan, this city.
According to statistics from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, there are an estimated total of 1,500 street children in Angeles City in the year 2010. In Luzon, there is an estimated total of 22,728. These numbers specify the need for additional facilities that cater to street children.
12 Sep 2015 - SBMA net income doubles in 1st semesterSUBIC BAY -- Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) authorities announced that its net income has doubled in the first semester of the current year.
SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia said that after hitting record highs in financial performance for three consecutive years, the agency has another substantial increase of 104 percent in its net income for the first half of the current year.
12 Sep 2015 - Missing boy found dead in MasantolA minor who went missing on Tuesday afternoon was found dead at Barangay Balibago in Masantol town around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said that the victim named Joseph, 11, a resident of Barangay San Pedro here, went out to swim with his classmates at Pampanga River in this town when he accidentally drowned.
11 Sep 2015 - Government implements P15-B BuB projects for LuzonCLARK FREEPORT -- The national government, under its Bottom-Up budgeting (BuB) has implemented P15-billion worth of projects for the entire Luzon.
This was revealed during the BuB Summit to Subic this week which showcased progress of projects, which have benefited grassroots communities in Northern Luzon.
11 Sep 2015 - BCDA, UK firm forge pact for health projectCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with UK-based firm M Health Limited (MHL) for the implementation of a health project here.
The firm is set to conduct a study that will incorporate social health or “healthy living” with the planned development of a 160-hectare area in Clark Green City for mixed use.
11 Sep 2015 - El Niño may be strongest since 1950sPAMPANGA -- Few people today may still remember the droughts in the 1950s and the decades after that, but 2016 may provide a refresher course into climate history as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced that a “mature and strong” El Niño has arrived.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is now bracing itself as he said dry spell will affect at least 29 provinces in the country.
11 Sep 2015 - 'Needs of Masantol barangays being addressed'PAMPANGA -- The head of the barangays league in Masantol said Wednesday that all the needs of barangay captains and their respective constituents are being addressed.
Association of Barangay Council (ABC) president Bernie Guevarra said through proper budgeting, all the needs and concerns of each barangay are being responded to with the help of Mayor Dan Guintu.
11 Sep 2015 - Brigada News FM Kapampangan station rises in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Brigada 92.7 FM News radio station, owned by the Brigada Group of Companies based in General Santos City will officially hit the airwaves of Pampanga on Monday, September 14, to deliver news and commentaries in Kapampangan language.
Brigada 92.7 News FM, located in Barangay Sindalan, this city, is a 24-hour entertainment channel. Brigada will cater to cabalens with music, news and commentaries delivered in Kapampangan similar in style to 25 Brigada radio stations nationwide.
11 Sep 2015 - CSF starts 100-day countdown for Giant Lantern FestivalPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando on Thursday launched the 100-day countdown to the annual Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) at Robinsons Starmills on Thursday.
This year’s Executive Committee Chairperson Ernesto Cunanan and GLF Foundation President Alfrito “Bong” Mah led the kick-off ceremonies of the world-renowned festival of lights and sounds.
11 Sep 2015 - San Simon conducts mission for folks with cataracts, pterygiumPAMPANGA -- The Rural Health Unit (RHU) here conducted a medical mission for people with cataracts and pterygium on Friday at the municipal covered court.
RHU head Dra. Marline Dela Rosa, together with Municipal Tourism Officer April Gozum, some municipal nurses and barangay health workers with the help of Mayor Leonora Wong, spearheaded the mission.
10 Sep 2015 - Guiao, stakeholders to monitor Clark airport expansion projectCLARK FREEPORT -- First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao said lawmakers and other interested parties will monitor the progress of the P15-billion Clark International Airport project.
“This is a big development for Clark airport so it has to be closely monitored because it is backed up by money and Neda (National Economic and Development Authority) approval. There is an allocation of P1.2 billion this year and another P2 billion for 2016. We must make sure that commitments are met because in the past, there were attempts to slash those budgets,” he said.
10 Sep 2015 - 'Fate of Clark airport expansion project depends on next president'CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) head Emigdio Tanjuatco, Jr. said the fate of Clark airport lies on the decision of the country’s next president.
Tanjuatco issued the statement a few days after the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) Board, chaired by President Benigno Aquino III approved the P15-billion expansion of Clark International Airport (CRK).
10 Sep 2015 - Pampanga Press Club asks police to address theft casesCLARK FREEPORT -- The president of the Pampanga Press Club (PPC) called on the police Thursday to check nagging reports that criminals from outside this province now find refuge in the growing number of unregistered boarding houses in towns around the Clark Freeport to elude arrest.
This, after PPC director and veteran journalist Ding Cervantes fell victim to a thief apparently renting space in a nearby unregistered boarding house.
10 Sep 2015 - Illegal drugs top San Simon Youth Congress agendaPAMPANGA -- The San Simon Youth Congress here started with its tour of schools by conducting a symposium at the Dela Paz National High School on Thursday aimed at educating students about teen issues.
Principal Elmer Meneses said that his goal is to prevent the use of illegal drugs in his school.
10 Sep 2015 - Guv discusses health programs with 2nd district PWDsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda met with persons with disabilities (PWDs) from Lubao, Sasmuan, Guagua, Santa Rita and Porac as she distributed food packs and discussed the health programs of the provincial government.
Pineda's administration has been instrumental in the assistance to PWDs not just in terms of health but also in educational assistance.
10 Sep 2015 - Fil-Chi chamber promotes indigenous bamboo instruments in schoolsPAMPANGA -- The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) has shown support for the promotion of bamboo-based musical instruments as it donated on Thursday a 30-piece set of bamboo instruments to Dolores Elementary School.
The donation was made by FFCCCII vice president Mary Go Ng through (FFCCCII) and the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (SFFCCII) president Eddie Chua.
10 Sep 2015 - Fernandinos pay tribute to heroinePAMPANGA -- Fernandinos paid tribute on Thursday to local heroine Nicolasa Dayrit-Panlilio by commemorating her 141st natal day as part of the celebration of Women’s Week in the city.
A wreath laying led by Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, the heirs of the heroin, Local Council on Women Chairperson Dr. Leticia Yap, members of women’s groups and city officials was conducted at the non-combatant woman’s monument at Heroes Park.
10 Sep 2015 - BCDA, Filinvest tie-up for Clark Green CityCLARK FREEPORT -- State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said giant property developer Filinvest Land, Incorporated has tendered its bid to become the agency’s partner in the development of the 288-hectare Clark Green City.
With this, the development of the country’s first smart, green and disaster-resilient metropolis successfully took off, the BCDA said in a press statement on Tuesday.
9 Sep 2015 - BCDA, Filinvest tie-up for Clark Green CityCLARK FREEPORT -- State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said giant property developer Filinvest Land, Incorporated has tendered its bid to become the agency’s partner in the development of the 288-hectare Clark Green City.
With this, the development of the country’s first smart, green and disaster-resilient metropolis successfully took off, the BCDA said in a press statement on Tuesday.
9 Sep 2015 - First BPO in CSF to operate soonPAMPANGA -- "The first business processing outsourcing (BPO) company will soon operate in this city, opening new opportunities and challenges to Fernandinos."
Thus said San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago during the courtesy call made by Professional and Technical Outsourced Services (PROTOS) executives, an Australia-based company that caters to more than 200 companies internationally as back office support, marketing arm, virtual assistance promotion and branding, positioning and internet optimization for the advancement of their businesses.
9 Sep 2015 - San Fernando gears up for ‘Ligligan Parul’ 2015PAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando Giant Lantern Festival Foundation and the city government will hold its kick-off ceremonies for this year’s Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) today, September 10, with the launching of its 100-day countdown for the “Ligligan Parul” 2015.
This year’s lantern competition is slated December 19 at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga with nightly giant lantern exhibitions from December 20, 2015 to January 6, 2016 to give ample time for locals and tourists to enjoy the colorful and creative heritage treasures of the city.
9 Sep 2015 - Mexico village chief injured in shooting incidentPAMPANGA -- A barangay captain, Lolito Calma, 57, chairman of Barangay Acli, here was shot by men riding-in-tandem near his house recently.
According to police, the victim was walking in the street near his house when the two unidentified suspects onboard a Kawasaki Rouser motorcycle blocked his way.
8 Sep 2015 - Capitol bats for 10-year waste management planPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) is urging all local government units in the province to institute their respective 10-year solid waste management plans as required by law.
PGENRO head engineer Arthur Punsalan said that while such plans are not easy to conceptualize, more so to implement, the provincial government and local government units are mandated to address solid waste management issues through permanent and ecologically friendly solutions.
8 Sep 2015 - CIAC: New Clark airport terminal to cost P15BCLARK FREEPORT -- The total cost of the new Clark International Airport (CRK) passenger terminal will be at P15 billion and not P7.2-billion estimated by concerned government agencies.
This was clarified by Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) head Emigdio “Dino” Tanjuatco on Tuesday who said that the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) has appropriated P15-B for the terminal.
8 Sep 2015 - DILG-3 hosts Northern Luzon BuB SummitSUBIC BAY -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region III (DILG-3) hosts the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) Summit for the Northern Luzon Cluster which started on September 8 and will culminate today, Wednesday, at Travelers Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
The summit’s objective is to generate observations, learnings and recommendations from all BuB stakeholders of Regions I, II, III and Cordillera Administrative Region.
8 Sep 2015 - Angeles crime rate down 46%ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan lauded the efforts of this city’s Peace and Order Council for consistently working on the reduction of criminality in the city.
At the council's assembly at the City Hall last Tuesday, Angeles City Police Office Director Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale said that the city recorded a 46 percent decrease in the comparative crime statistics of the total index and non-index crimes.
8 Sep 2015 - Guv supports all-out war vs drugsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has vowed to support PNP Central Luzon Director Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin’s declaration of an all-out war against drug peddlers.
In a meeting with the Peace and Order Council recently, Lacadin denounced the current strategies being applied by the authorities and the justice system as ineffective.
8 Sep 2015 - 3 Central Luzon provinces maybe hardest hit by El Niño in 2016PAMPANGA -- Pampanga, Bulacan and Tarlac in Central Luzon will start to feel the sustained moderate or even intensified El Niño in the last quarter of the year and until 2016, with Tarlac as the mostly likely to be affected by the reduced rainfall.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said El Niño will affect most of the country's planting schedules.
8 Sep 2015 - 8,159 Fernandino families get PhilHealth coveragePAMPANGA -- A total of 8,159 indigent families received proof of their coverage of socialized health care under the Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) and the city government’s “CSFP’s Philhealth para sa Masa Program" at no cost to the beneficiaries.
Mayor Edwin Santiago, who personally distributed the PhilHealth’s MDRs (Membership Data Records), said that this is to ensure that the poorest of the poor can avail of hospitalization and other health services.
8 Sep 2015 - Apalit MSWDO to implement cash for work programPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) in Apalit said that the cash for work and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino programs of the municipality every year for indigents and beneficiaries will be implemented soon.
According to Harley Cortez, MSWD officer, the job of the beneficiaries is to clean river banks, water ways, creeks and irrigation canals for ten days.
7 Sep 2015 - Clark airport execs laud Aquino for new passenger terminalCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) lauded President Benigno Aquino III for approving the P15-billion world-class passenger terminal here.
The National Economic Development Authority (Neda) Board, chaired by the President, approved on September 4 the expansion of the Clark International Airport (CRK) terminal which is expected to accommodate 15 million passengers annually once completed.
7 Sep 2015 - Angeles businesses want more anti-corruption lawsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Social Weather Station (SWS) presented to stakeholders on Monday the results of the Annual Enterprises Survey on Corruption for 2014.
The forum held at Xenia Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone is part of the roadshow of the National Competitive Council (NCC) to raise awareness of the participants coming from businesses, local government units, academe, media, national government agencies and business associations in Central Luzon on the perception and experience of enterprises in their transactions with government.
7 Sep 2015 - EdPam wows delegates, mayors in APEC meetANGELES CITY -- “Mayor Pamintuan, thank you for sharing very creative and inspiring solutions for our cities.”
Thus said APEC CEO Summit Chief Operating Officer Guillermo Luz, host of the “Building Better Cities: A Forum on Livable, Sustainable, Competitive Cities Mayors” held September 3 to 4 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City.
7 Sep 2015 - LGC donates Haima Fstar to Tuloy FoundationANGELES CITY -- The Laus Group of Companies (LGC) donated on Monday a Haima Fstar for the newly opened facility of Tuloy Foundation in Barangay Cuayan here.
The vehicle will be used for Tuloy Foundation's Bahay Bata Center, a facility that hopes to provide comprehensive rehabilitation program for street children.
7 Sep 2015 - Capas reports healthy financial standingPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Capas, Tarlac headed by Mayor Antonio “TJ” Rodriguez performed above average in terms of income generation, garnering significant increases.
This was manifested in a written report by Rodriguez, which is written in Capas’ native Kapampangan language in preparation for his State of the Municipality Address (Soma).
7 Sep 2015 - CL PESOs post 92% placement rate in first half of 2015PAMPANGA -- Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) of local government units in Central Luzon posted a placement rate of 92 percent or 94,669 out of 102,612 referred applicants landing local and overseas jobs.
“The high placement rate can be attributed to the intense campaign of the PESOs in further promoting employment opportunities to the grassroots,” Department of Labor and Employment Technical Support and Service Division for Employment and Welfare head Alejandro Inza Cruz said.
7 Sep 2015 - 1 dead, 2 injured in NLEx mishapPAMPANGA -- One died while two others were injured in a jeepney accident Sunday afternoon at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) southbound lane within the vicinity of Apalit.
According to police, the driver identified as Joselito Villas, 45, a resident of Barangay Dagat-dagatan, Malabon City, ran over the droop part of the bridge at NLEx and lost control of the wheel.
7 Sep 2015 - Fernandinas urged to boost economic developmentPAMPANGA -- Fernandinas are being encouraged to further boost economic development in this city by engaging in the enterprise sector.
At the launch of Women's Week held Monday at city hall, Committee on Women's Right and Gender Equality Chairman Councilor Jacklyn Calimlim said they are now committed in empowering women to be part of the city's progress.
7 Sep 2015 - Porac gets new tractor for farmers, coopsPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac received on Monday a brand new tractor worth P1 million as it aims to strengthen its agriculture sector with facilities for farmers and farmer cooperatives.
Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David formally presented the new machinery before government employees and representatives from farmer cooperatives here.
7 Sep 2015 - Quarry revenues hit P1.62B at end-AugustPAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga has generated a total of 1.62 billion from the quarry industry.
Based on the records from the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO), the province has collected P119,385,000 in 2010; 238,380,000 in 2011; P292,017,500 in 2012; P283,902,500 in 2013; P343,160,000 in 2014 and P225,620,000 from January to August this year.
6 Sep 2015 - Aquino, Neda lauded for approving Clark airport expansion projectANGELES CITY -- Local businessmen and officials lauded President Benigno Aquino III and the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) Board for approving the P15-billion expansion project of the Clark International Airport.
Aquino approved five new projects in transportation and energy amounting to P131.4 billion during a Neda board meeting Friday in Malacañang.
6 Sep 2015 - All set for 5th Grand Augustinian Procession in Sta RitaPAMPANGA -- The 5th Grand Agustinian Procession on November 13 will be bringing together some 30 religious icons and hundreds of devotees in honoring the feast day of all the saints of the Augustinian Order.
Confradia Ning Cintas, a church organization of religious devotees here, said that the event is in honor of the Augustinian Order who had helped shaped the history of Pampanga.
6 Sep 2015 - BIR to set up audit laboratoriesPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is set to put up Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTS) laboratories in major revenue regions including Pampanga.
The audit laboratories, which are worth P11 million, will speed up and make efficient process payments from companies and taxpayers with computerized auditing systems.
6 Sep 2015 - Cops show crime prevention film to Pampanga College studentsPAMPANGA -- Police in this town recently conducted a film viewing about crime prevention for 126 students of Pampanga College.
Police Officer 1 Pinky Cayanan said this is part of the anti-criminality campaign under the nationwide Lambat Sibat implemented by the Philippine National Police.
5 Sep 2015 - Thousands to attend Marian event in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Thousands of Catholic Marian devotees are expected to flock to the historic Parade Grounds here for the September 7-8 visit and “59th Canonical Coronation of Virgen de los Remedios” set on September 7 and 8.
The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has prepared a traffic routing system to cope up with the influx of vehicles and devotees in the freeport.
5 Sep 2015 - Kapampangan 'indie' film gets 14 nominations on 63rd FamasThe Kapampangan independent film "Magkakabaung" is up for possible awards in 14 categories of the 63rd Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS).
The film is nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Child Performer (Felixia Crysten Dizon), Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound, and Best Music. The films director Jason Laxamana is also nominated for Best Story, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Screenplay.
5 Sep 2015 - Angeles students join International Coastal Clean-up driveANGELES CITY -- Hundreds of students from different secondary and college schools in this city participated in a clean-up drive along the Balibago creek recently.
The project is in line with the International Coastal Clean-Up adopted by the Philippine government through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
5 Sep 2015 - Marcos: Empowering LGUs key to address poverty, hungerPAMPANGA -- Providing greater empowerment to local government units is key to addressing poverty and hunger in the country, said Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., chairman of the committee on local government.
Marcos noted that despite the country's economic expansion, ordinary Filipinos hardly felt any improvement in their lives.
5 Sep 2015 - Senior citizens get medical equipmentPAMPANGA -- San Simon Mayor Leonora Wong granted the request of the Office of the Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) here by giving various medical equipment like blood pressure apparatus, nebulizers and glucometers.
Wong, together with Rural Health Unit Doctor Marline Dela Rosa, handed over the 14 pieces of medical equipment to OSCA leaders of each barangay.
4 Sep 2015 - Work more for Pampanga, governor urges employeesPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged the provincial government employees to work more in order to provide quality services that will uplift the standards of living of the Kapampangans.
“I firmly believed with the help of everybody in the province, we can continue our work of making Pampanga a better place to live in,” the governor said.
4 Sep 2015 - CSF observes International Coastal Clean-Up MonthPAMPANGA -- Joining the world in the observance of the coastal clean-up month, the local government here held on Friday a simultaneous clean up drive around the city.
International Coastal Clean-up is an event observed worldwide where volunteers come together in the whole month of September to clear coastal areas and waterways.
4 Sep 2015 - DOST awards outstanding inventorsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced the winners of the recent 2015 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE).
RICE is an annual event participated by local inventors to showcase their creations to the public and to companies who would want to adapt their prototypes.
4 Sep 2015 - Alejandrino eyes Arayat cityhood by 2018PAMPANGA -- Arayat town is aiming to join San Fernando, Mabalacat and Angeles in the roster of Pampanga's cities by 2018.
"Nakalatag na ang mga gagawin namin, yung mga plano to improve Arayat," said Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino.
4 Sep 2015 - MOKA 2015 nominations openPAMPANGA -- The Most Outstanding Kapampangan Awards (MOKA), the provincial government’s annual recognition of the exceptional sons and daughters of Pampanga, is now open for nominations.
The prestigious MOKA started in 1978 as part of the commemoration of Pampanga Day to honor outstanding men and women of the province and their contribution to its progress.
4 Sep 2015 - Mabalacat residents benefit from CDC medical missionCLARK FREEPORT -- Almost 200 patients benefitted from a medical mission conducted by the Clark Development Corporation in (CDC) on Wednesday.
The medical mission was spearheaded by CDC and supported by 21 doctors from Central Luzon Ears Nose and Throat Association, four doctors from the 1st Air Division Philippine Air Force and Barangay Health Workers from Macapagal village.
3 Sep 2015 - Drug pusher found dead in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- A body of a suspected drug pusher along the main road of Barangay Sapang Biabas in Mabalacat City on Wednesday.
Pampanga police director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr. said the unidentified man, clad with yellow shirt and maong pants, was found by residents.
3 Sep 2015 - Bodies of drowning victims in Sitio Palakol foundPAMPANGA -- Police in Floridablanca recovered the other day the bodies of Karen Ronquillo and Kenneth Maling, both of Sto. Domingo, Lubao town after they drowned while swimming at a river in Sitio Palakol here.
Ronquillo and Maling, both in their 20s, have been reported missing since Sunday when the river waters swelled due to heavy rains upstream. It took authorities two days to recover the victims' bodies.
3 Sep 2015 - San Fernando City Hall under renovationPAMPANGA -- The city hall here is undergoing minor renovation and expansion including repair of facilities.
This was learned from Fer Limbitco, City Planning And Development Coordinator, who said that the project is aimed to provide convenience to the people transacting business a the city hall.
2 Sep 2015 - Arayat political scene starting to heat upPAMPANGA -- Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino of this town said former mayor Chito Espino, his potential rival in 2016 polls, takes pride in "false achievements."
The incumbent mayor issued the statement after Espino made a declaration of his political plans in 2016 and his administration's accomplishments.
2 Sep 2015 - Pampanga cybercrime summit setPAMPANGA -- The provincial government and the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) are set to hold a summit.
Governor Lilia Pineda said the project is set to create public awareness including how the families and children can protect themselves from cyber crimes.
2 Sep 2015 - Drought affects farmersPAMPANGA -- Farmers may soon take the heavy hit from loosing water supply from Angat Dam as prolonged drought brought about by El Niño phenomenon looms over the region until 2016.
As a result, National Irrigation Administration (NIA) manager Romeo Lopez said that at least 50,000 metric tons of palay will no longer be harvested in the current cropping season.
2 Sep 2015 - CDC, Sutherland give free call center trainingCLARK FREEPORT -- Bridging the gap between potential employers and talent pool, the state-owned firm partnered with a business process outsourcing (BPO) locator here in training prospective workers.
Clark Development Corporation, in partnership with Sutherland Global Services, Inc. (SGSI) launched the first Language and Call Center Fundamentals Training at Clark Polytechnic Compound on Tuesday.
2 Sep 2015 - Girl raped by own father in Santo TomasPAMPANGA -- Police officers arrested a man who allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter inside their house Monday afternoon in Barangay San Vicente here.
The suspect, identified as Rene, was under the influence of alcohol when he molested the girl, police said.
2 Sep 2015 - Angeles students prefer culinary arts courseANGELES CITY -- More students moving up to the 10th and 11th grades next school term prefer taking up culinary arts.
The Department of Education (DepEd) will be focusing on this inclination in its in-depth studies that will be launched soon, according to Leilani S. Cunanan, officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Angeles City Schools Division.
2 Sep 2015 - Angeles City ready for K-to-12 programANGELES CITY -- The Department of Education’s (DepEd) K-to-12 program is set to take effect next year.
This term’s fourth year high school students will not go straight to college but will instead have to enroll in the 10th, 11th and 12th year levels “in preparation” for enrollment in college.
2 Sep 2015 - Peregrine nabs 2 national awardsCLARK FREEPORT -- Peregrine Development International has been chosen as the recipient of 2015 Frost & Sullivan Philippines Logistics Infrastructure Developer of the Year at the Philippine Excellence Awards on July 16 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Awards has been recognizing companies in a variety of regional and global markets for showcasing exemplary achievements and superior performance in an array of different fields such as technological innovation, customer service, leadership, and strategic product development.
1 Sep 2015 - Angeles mayor approves tax relief ordinanceANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has signed an ordinance condoning penalties for unpaid real property taxes.
Ordinance No. 374, series 2015, was passed by the 16th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Angeles after Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan wrote a letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod majority bloc proposing this.
1 Sep 2015 - APO Pampanga throws support to BinayCLARK FREEPORT -- The Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Pampanga Chapter has vowed to support the presidential bid of Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Officers and members of the fraternity, headed by their president Rondon Mercado, gathered at the Stotsenberg Hotel here to welcome Binay who visited several areas in Bulacan over the past two days.
1 Sep 2015 - Pineda to help steel firm workers in labor disputeGovernor Lilia Pineda has reportedly vowed to help workers of Stronghold Steel Corporation, formerly known as Milwaukee Steel Corporation, at Barangay Paligui in Apalit to file a case against the firm owner.
This was learned from one of the firm's former employee who quoted the governor that she will help in filing a case against the owner of the said company.
1 Sep 2015 - EdPam to attend APEC mayor’s forum in CebuANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is set to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) City Mayors Forum at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on Wednesday.
Themed “Building Better Cities”, the forum will hold sessions on the creation of livable, sustainable and competitive urban areas, how cities can cope with emerging planning approaches, tools for managing cities, how to build green cities, creating value from waste and how cities can create “business models” for urban development.
1 Sep 2015 - P135-M zoo to rise in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has forged a contract with a firm for the construction of a P135-million zoo inside this freeport.
The agreement, signed by CDC President Arthur P. Tugade and Global Zoo and Theme Park Alliance Inc. (GZTPAI) President Romeo Siccion, would pave the way for the establishment of a zoo in Clark.
1 Sep 2015 - Cops conduct traffic rules seminar for trike driversPAMPANGA -- Some 100 tricycle drivers and operators in this town attended a seminar on traffic rules conducted by San Simon police.
The seminar on Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code was conducted at the municipal covered court on Monday.
1 Sep 2015 - Delta hosts job fair for international employmentVice Governor Dennis Pineda on Tuesday hosted a job fair at the Benigno Aquino Hall in San Fernando that featured job opportunities for international employment.
Public Employment Services Office (PESO) manager Luningning Vergara said that the event was participated by 4 job placement companies.
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