Skip to main content.
Home First Page Previous Page Next Page Last Page

Balibago News Feb-2010

28 Feb 2010 - Mayoralty bet decries supporter’s death

ANGELES CITY--- Subic Clark Alliance for Development Council chair Edgardo Pamintuan has denounced the killing of an executive officer of a village here on Thursday.

Jesus Barrameda, a supporter and leader of Pamintuan, was shot dead along Francisco G. Nepomuceno Avenue corner Cruz Avenue, Barangay Pulung Maragul at 11 a.m. by one of two unidentified men riding a black motorcycle.

28 Feb 2010 - Angeles City bags gold medals in CLRAA games

ANGELES CITY— Golds for Angeles City!

Athletes representing this city in the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet here bagged gold medals for the city and qualified to represent Region 3 in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa to be held in Tarlac City.

26 Feb 2010 - Village exec’s slay ‘not election-related’

ANGELES CITY -- The death of a barangay executive officer shot by an identified gunman Thursday is not politically motivated, police officials said.

Inspector Roger Tomen, commander of Police Station 3 here, said in a report that around 11 a.m., Jesus Barameda, along with village watchmen in Don Bonifacio Subdivision, was waiting for their companions when the fatal incident happened.

26 Feb 2010 - 2 cops arrested for illegal drug dealing

MABALACAT -- Two police officers involved in illegal drugs dealing were arrested last Wednesday in a buy-bust operation by narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

The policemen, together with another officer detained for drug dealing, were busted by a PDEA team led by Agent Froilan Bitong.

PDEA 3 Regional Director Ronald Allan Ricardo said the suspects had long been subject of a surveillance operation following reports from intelligence officers that the arrested policemen were involved in illegal drugs trafficking.

26 Feb 2010 - Mayor leads police anniversary rites

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis Nepomuceno led Thursday the 19th Anniversary Celebration of the Philippine National Police (PNP) held at Camp Tomas Pepito in Barangay Sto. Domingo, this city.

This year’s event dubbed “Kapulisan at Mamamayan: Bayanihang Pangkatahimikan at Kaunlaran” aimed to honor the unwavering partnership of the PNP and the civilian forces to sustain peace and order and to promote development in the community.

26 Feb 2010 - Lazatin ranks 3rd among 30 outstanding lawmakers

ANGELES CITY -- Representative Carmelo Lazatin ranked third among those adjudged as Most Outstanding Congressmen by the Congress Magazine.

This was revealed during the 30 Most Outstanding Congressmen awarding ceremony held earlier at Manila Hotel.

25 Feb 2010 - Mabalacat to hold 3rd Caragan Festival

MABALACAT — Some 10,000 people will join the street revelry during the 3rd Caragan Festival Friday, culminating the month-long fiesta celebration here.

Mabalacat Fiesta Executive Committee Chairman Diosdado Pangilinan said that thousands of students in the town’s schools, along with foreign and local visitors, are expected to join the street dancing and parade that will end at the Xevera Mabalacat Subdivision in Barangay Tabun.

25 Feb 2010 - Transparency on government employees pushed

ANGELES CITY – Mayor Francis Nepomuceno urged government employees here to file their Statement of Asset and Liabilities (SALN) and disclose their business interest and financial connections to show transparency.

“Transparency should start from the leaders down to the rank and file. This, we are implementing for the purpose of setting an example and in accordance with the law,” the mayor said yesterday.

25 Feb 2010 - Comelec rules on campaign ads supported

ANGELES CITY -- A barangay chairman in this city has vowed to implement the guidelines set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on campaign advertisement and posters.

Rodelio Mamac, who is running for mayor in this city, said he will remove the campaign materials of national and local political candidates posted in places outside of common poster areas.

23 Feb 2010 - Clark workers increase by 750

CLARK FREEPORT -- The increase of workers inside this freeport reached to 750, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced Tuesday through its Corporate Services Department (CSD) January 31 summary report.

CSD informed CDC President Benigno N. Ricafort that as of last end of last month, the Freeport was able to record an all time high of 58,777 besting the record set in December 31, 2009 of 58,027 workers here.

23 Feb 2010 - Mayor lauded for sports complex project

CLARK FREEPORT -- A brother of presidential bet Senator Richard Gordon lauded Mayor Francis Nepomuceno for this city’s multi-million pesos sports complex project.

Olongapo City Mayor James Gordon Jr. also urged Nepomuceno “not to be distracted by criticisms” in completing the project.

23 Feb 2010 - CLRAA 2010 opens

ANGELES CITY -- Some 5,000 athletes from Central Luzon joined Tuesday the opening ceremonies of the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) hosted by the Angeles City government.

The grand opening ceremonies, themed “Discipline, teamwork and Excellence” and held at Bayanihan Park here, featured the parade of delegations coming from Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales and the cities of Cabanatuan, San Fernando, Angeles, Balanga, Malolos and Olongapo.

23 Feb 2010 - Regional sports officials bat for higher ranking

ANGELES CITY -- Officials of Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet 2010 said Tuesday that they hope to see Central Luzon fare better in the Palarong Pambansa ranking this year.

Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Director and CLRAA officer Mario Ramirez told the almost 12,000 athletes and spectators on Monday’s opening of the CLRAA Meet at the Bayanihan Park here that many of the coaches from different provinces of the region are optimistic to draw the best athletes to represent the region in the national games.

21 Feb 2010 - Robbery suspect nabbed for drug, gun possession

ANGELES CITY -- One of the suspects in a robbery incident was apprehended Saturday by elements of the town police in Magalang.

Islan Garcia, 27, of Sindalan, City of San Fernando, was tagged as one of the four persons who allegedly robbed the Central Gasoline Station in Barangay Balibago at dawn on Monday.

21 Feb 2010 - Canlas-Dayrit Nuptial Wedding ‘made in heaven’

CLARK FIELD -- “There is a moment in each of our lives when life gains a richer meaning because it is shared with the one we love.”

So much is true, for newly wed couple A.R Canlas and Anne Dayrit who exchanged “I Do” as they tied the knot on Saturday at the St. Joseph the Worker chapel here.

19 Feb 2010 - Foreigners, Filipina charged with human trafficking, drug smuggling

ANGELES CITY -- Agents of the National Bureau Investigation (NBI) filed criminal charges against three nationals of Papua New Guinea and a Filipina.

The three foreign nationals and the Filipina were charged with violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, the Migrant Workers and Filipino Overseas Act and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.

19 Feb 2010 - Airport Security doubled vs terrorism

CLARK FREEPORT -- Immigration officer has directed the agency’s personnel here to be vigilant against terrorists and criminal elements entering the country through the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA).

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Marcelino Libanan issued the directive during Thursday’s culmination of the training of new immigration officers at the Philippine Immigration Academy inside the Freeport.

19 Feb 2010 - Group to walk-jog 478 kms to stress climate change problem

ANGELES CITY -- Some 11 members of the Angeleños Mountaineering Society (AMS) will start here Friday a seven-day, 478-kilometer walk-jog to Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte in a bid to create awareness regarding the climate change issue.

Edgar Hilbero, vice president and project director of the Environmental Protection of Asia Foundation (Epaf), said the activity has been dubbed as “Walk and Jog for the Environment”.

18 Feb 2010 - Newsman’s wife victimized by thieves

MABALACAT - A surveillance camera caught a group of suspected thieves stealing the bag of the wife of a news editor at MacDonald’s in Barangay Dau here Wednesday night.

The recorded video revealed that one of the suspects bought food from the counter before they got the victim’s handbag that contained a cell phone worth P24,000, credit cards, and P3,000 cash.

17 Feb 2010 - Fatal robbery recorded on CCTV

ANGELES CITY – A closed circuit television (CCTV) has recorded a gasoline station robbery and the shooting of the detailed security guard Monday dawn.

Senior Superintendent Danilo Bautista, city police officer-in-charge, said the whole incident has been recorded on the monitor of the Central Fuel Station in Barangay Balibago, this city.

“With the help of the CCTV, we were able to take pictures of the two suspects who entered the gasoline station,” Bautista said.

17 Feb 2010 - City body vs human trafficking reconstituted

ANGELES CITY - Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno reconstitutes the city’s inter-agency committee by issuing Executive Order No. 3, Series of 2010 last February 16, 2010.

This is in its bid to further enhance its function and enforcing the Provisions of R.A. 9208 and R.A. 9262, otherwise known respectively Anti Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 and Violence Against Woman and Children.

17 Feb 2010 - Urban poor informal settlers to form group

ANGELES CITY – Some 300 informal settlers from Barangay Pulungbulu gathered at the Angeles City Public Library Function Hall over the weekend to form an umbrella organization.

The assembly aims to voice-out their concerns regarding the home lots they currently occupy and to organize their rank into an alliance and unify their stance in negotiating their home lots with the landowners. The residents have been living in the area since 1960s.

17 Feb 2010 - station robbed, guard killed

ANGELES CITY – Four men on board two motorcycles robbed a gas station in Barangay Balibago here after killing its lone security guard Monday.

Chief Inspector Rogelio Javier, commander of Police Station 4 here, identified the victim as Jomar De Guzman, 19, who was shot in his temple with a caliber .38 pistol.

17 Feb 2010 - Mayor calls for ‘urban renewal’

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis Nepomuceno Tuesday urged stakeholders and private sector partners to support the City Government’s bid to transform this city.

Nepomuceno made the “urban renewal” call, which aims to transform Angeles City into a “better place with balanced growth and economic-environmental harmony,” during the formal launching of the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Program (Clup).

17 Feb 2010 - Erap, Gordon to address school employees, students

ANGELES CITY --Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada and Senator Richard Gordon are the featured speakers in the next presidential forum at the Holy Angel University.

Gordon and running mate former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Bayani Fernando will address the academic community at 10 a.m., while Estrada and running mate Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay will speak at 2 p.m on February 24.

15 Feb 2010 - 15 Clark immigration officers recalled

CLARK FREEPORT -- Fifteen Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers detailed at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) had been recalled while being investigated for their alleged involvement in human trafficking.

The names of the 15 immigration officers have been withheld for confidentiality per laws on human trafficking. They have been reportedly replaced by a new batch of officers cleared by the Commission on Elections upon the instructions of BI Commissioner Marcelino Libanan.

15 Feb 2010 - City receives award for health program

ANGELES CITY – The City Government led by Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno has been awarded a special citation by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

It was for implementing the National Health Insurance Program of the Government and assuring Angeleños’ access to quality healthcare services.

15 Feb 2010 - Gender sensitivity room launched in Angeles

ANGELES CITY – The Department of Justice (DOJ), in cooperation with United Nation Population (UNFPA), has launched a gender sensitivity room at the Angeles City Prosecutor’s Office here.

This is part of the program implemented by the Joint Multi-Stakeholder Programme to eliminate Violence Against Women and Children in the country.

15 Feb 2010 - Lions Club holds medical mission

ANGELES CITY – Thousands of Angeleños benefited from the free eye examination and cataract operation facilitated by the International Association of Lions Club at Barangay Balibago here.

Cataract patients have been scheduled for free operation in the hospital.

13 Feb 2010 - Clark wants DFA consular office back

ANGELES CITY – Subic-Clark Alliance for Development Council chair Edgardo Pamintuan said Sunday the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) should put back its regional consular office in Clark Freeport.

Pamintuan said that a permanent principal DFA office should be restored inside Clark considering the Freeport is on the crossroad of provinces in Luzon.

12 Feb 2010 - Battle over sports complex won

ANGELES CITY -- The battle over Angeles City Sports Stadium has finally ended with the groundbreaking and time capsule-laying of the P600-million worth project Saturday.

“Finally, after so much blood, sweat and tears, our dream of having our very own sports complex is coming true. And there’s no stopping to it now. We have begun realizing our vision,” said Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno.

The sports complex located in Barangay Mining has since become controversial, with some sectors alleging its funding and budget would hamper the delivery of basic services to Angeleños.

12 Feb 2010 - Foundation pays tribute to teachers

ANGELES CITY -- Systems Plus College Foundation (SPCF) on Tuesday paid tribute to some 80 teachers from the province and conducted its 4th Industry Forum at its Balibago campus here.

External and Community Affairs Director John Dizon said the tribute was meant to recognize and appreciate the outstanding efforts of educators in their quest for excellence and elevate the quality of education in their respective schools.

12 Feb 2010 - Mayor supports opening of satellite office in Clark

MABALACAT -- Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo expressed support to some traders and local officials’ move urging the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to establish a satellite office inside Clark Freeport.

Pelayo said the Farm Fresh market established by farmers of Candaba was affected by the pullout of the DFA Consular Office in Clark.

11 Feb 2010 - Retired US navy shot dead

ANGELES CITY – A retired member of the United States Navy was shot dead in front of his residence in Barangay Pulung Maragul on Wednesday.

In his report, Chief Inspector Roger Tomen, commander of Police Station 3, identified the victim as Raymond Buenaflor, 72, resident of 43-19A Eleuterio Street, Pulung Maragul village.

11 Feb 2010 - Canadian, Filipina nabbed

ANGELES CITY -- A Filipina and her Canadian partner were arrested Monday for allegedly operating four cyber sex dens in this city and nearby Mabalacat town.

Chief Inspector Randy Glenn Silvio of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team-Pampanga said in a report that the two have pending warrants of arrest issued by Judge Philbert Iturralde of the Regional trial Court Branch 58 on August 24, 2009.

11 Feb 2010 - Arroyo to inspect Clark airport terminal

CLARK FREEPORT -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inspect Wednesday the P308-million worth Phase 1 Expansion Project of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) Terminal 1 here.

The President is expected to arrive at DMIA Terminal at 2:30 p.m. as part of her Urban Luzon Beltway Tour, which started this week.

11 Feb 2010 - Mabalacat surpasses income requirement for cityhood

MABALACAT -- The Department of Finance (DOF) has issued a certification stating that the average annual income of this municipality has exceeded the minimum requirement to become a component city.

In a certification dated February 3, 2010, DOF Bureau of Local Government Finance executive director Maria Presentacion Montesa stated that the town’s average annual income is P144,541,537.

11 Feb 2010 - Autism institute site in Clark visited

CLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and some private groups visited recently the proposed site of the research institute for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) here.

Erlinda Borromeo, founding president of Autism Hearts Foundation (AHF), said Clark Freeport is an ideal site for Autism Institute of Asia (AIA) -- a first in the Philippines and in Asia.

11 Feb 2010 - Mayoralty bet vows better services to Mabalaqueños

MABALACAT -- Nacionalista Party (NP) mayoralty bet promised to “give to Mabalacat what is due to Mabalacat!”

“I love my father (Morales) but I also love my fellow Mabalaqueños. That is why I’m offering myself to our cabalens who want change and reform in our beloved town,” said Marjorie Morales-Sambo of NP, daughter of re-electionist Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales of Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

11 Feb 2010 - Ombud cleared Mayor of probable suspension

ANGELES CITY -- The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon has junked the motion for preventive suspension filed against Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno for lack of merit.

The issue stemmed from the submission of the Executive Budget for 2008 to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Regional Office upon the approval of DBM Regional Director Eisa D. Salon.

11 Feb 2010 - Site for new press center set

CLARK FREEPORT – The press center for local and national journalists here is ready for relocation to a renovated barn house, an official of the Clark Development Corporation said.

CDC Public Affairs Manager Angelo “Sonny” Lopez, Jr. said the state-owned firm’s Engineering, Construction and Maintenance Department (ECMD) has already inspected Building no. 2019, which will house the new CDC Press Center and the headquarters of the Capampangan in Media, Incorporated (Cami).

10 Feb 2010 - Customs bureau upgrades import, export system

CLARK FREEPORT — The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced the upgrading of import and export automated system project of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) here.

The program is in compliance with the Electronic Transit and Admission Permit System (E-Taps) of Clark Freeport and Subic Bay Freeport.

10 Feb 2010 - Clark press center bows out

CLARK FREEPORT— Clark Development Corporation President Benigno Ricafort expressed optimism that the 15th Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta slated on February 11 to 14 will highlight Clark's role as a major tourist attraction and investment destination in Asia.

Ricafort said the promotion and media mileage for the hot air balloon festival would generate interest among tycoons on the potentials of Clark as an investment destination.

9 Feb 2010 - Clark press center bows out

CLARK FREEPORT -- Founded during the term of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) second president Romeo David in the 1990’s and surviving through all his successors, the CDC Press Center may close for good.

For two weeks now, the CDC press center has remained without power, a situation that members of the local press has taken as a “subtle way” to close the facility housed in a room at the western end of a one-storey building at the CDC complex here.

9 Feb 2010 - 116 PWDs get PhilHealth cards

ANGELES CITY — Some 116 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) received Philippine Health Insurance (Philhealth) cards and relief goods from Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno.

This was during the flag raising rite on Monday at the City Hall grounds in Barangay Pulung Maragul here.

8 Feb 2010 - Preservation of old railway stations seen

CLARK FREEPORT -- – An official said Monday the old railway stations of the old Philippine National Railways (PNR) will be preserved under the construction of the Northrail project from Caloocan to Clark.

North Luzon Railway Corporation President Zoilo Andin said the move is in line with goal of the National Government to preserve historical and significant landmarks.

8 Feb 2010 - Gastronomia 6: A Hotel and Restaurant Management Workshop

GASTRONOMIA 6 will hold its grand finals on February 8 and 9, 2010 at the Grand Ballroom of Holiday Inn Clark. With fifteen Colleges and Universities participating and over one thousand two hundred students joining this year’s Gastronomia 6 workshop at Holiday Inn Clark, the two day workshop’s objective is to impart firsthand knowledge of basic hotel and restaurant service to HRM students, majority of who were in their first or second year.

7 Feb 2010 - CEB flies back to Caticlan on March 1

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine’s number one domestic airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB), resumes Caticlan operations starting March 1 this year.

This after CEB, which is among the airlines operating at the Diosdao Macapagal International Airport here, went on an almost seven-month hiatus from flying to the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, the gateway to Boracay.

CEB suspended its flights to Caticlan on July 10, 2009, following the advice of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) regarding the airport’s runway length and one-way runway rule.

7 Feb 2010 - Lao still recognized as village chief

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno said the City Government will continue to recognize Sonny Lao as the village chief of Barangay Pulung Maragul here even without formal directive from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Earlier, the DILG installed Joseph Dimapilis as the Barangay Pulung Maragul chief after the Court of Appeals (CA) issued a permanent injunction against the June 23, 2009 decision of Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Victor Fernandez dismissing all village council members Dimapilis, Dominador Gerilla, Leo Kintanar, Jesus Cortez, Orlando Lobo, Leo Ancheta, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairman Jomar Cortez, council secretary Lourdes Laluces, and council treasurer Evert Briones for grave misconduct.

6 Feb 2010 - 1 week left for World War II veterans application

THE US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) will accept all claims for benefits from Filipino World War II veterans until February 16, 2010.

These one-time payments were made available when the 2009 Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was passed by the US Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in February 2009, to recognize the service of qualified veterans.

6 Feb 2010 - Northrail may be operational by 2012

CLARK FREEPORT -- The North Luzon Railways Corporation is confident that a modern rail system would be operational from Caloocan to Clark by 2012 under its Northrail project -- provided that “there would not be any major complications.”

Lawyer Zoilo Andin, president and chief operating officer of Northrail, during a press conference with media men here on Friday, said based on their build performance for 2009, they are optimistic that the 82-kilometer track from Caloocan to Clark would be operational in two years time.

6 Feb 2010 - Man kills friend, commits suicide

MABALACAT – A 37-year-old man has killed his friend, kept the body inside his car for a day and eventually shot himself to death.

In a report, Superintendent Rolly Mendoza, police officer-in-charge, said the bodies of Gidion Panganiban, married, a resident of Mawaque Resettlement Center here and his friend Arvin Ampong, 25, of Quezon City were found bathing in their own blood inside a Mitsubishi last Friday.

6 Feb 2010 - School to celebrate Chinese New Year

ANGELES CITY -- THE Confucius Institute at Angeles University Foundation is staging a weeklong celebration of the Chinese New Year from February 8-13 in partnership with SM City Clark, a top AUF official said.

Dubbed Experience China 2010, the event kicks off with the opening of exhibits on February 8 at the SM City Clark Entrance Lobby, which will feature unique interactive and electronic learning tools for mall goers to experience, said AUF president Lawyer Joseph Emmanuel L. Angeles.

6 Feb 2010 - ‘English Olympiad’ held

ANGELES CITY -- Angeles University Foundation (AUF) hosted the first Central Luzon English Olympiad at its St. Cecilia’s Auditorium last February 5.

The activity was organized by AUF English Club under the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Communication and English of AUF with its theme “Achievers of Yesterday and Today, Inspiring Me to Make a Difference”.

6 Feb 2010 - Cycling club holds bike race

ANGELES CITY --- The Angeles City Cycling Club (ACCC), in cooperation with the Clark Development Corporation and Wel’s Bike Shop, has slated a bicycle race in Clark Freeport today.

The 4th Bicycle Road Race Competition, dubbed “Pedalan Rimatihan Queng Clark 2010, consists of four categories including Professional (open), Pampanga residents, Mountain Bike, and Air Force personnel.

5 Feb 2010 - Police recover stolen vehicle

ANGELES CITY -- Elements of Angeles City Police Station 1 recovered Wednesday a van in Barangay Calibutbut, Bacolor town that was stolen at the business district of Barangay Santo Rosario on Monday.

Chief Inspector Rene Artazo Aspe, Police Station 1 commander, said they were able to recover the carnapped vehicle with the help of an informant.

5 Feb 2010 - City Council lauds lawmaker for awards

ANGELES CITY -- The City Council here commended Congressman Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin, who was recently awarded as one of the Most Outstanding Congressmen of the Philippines for two consecutive years.

The award was given by the Congress Magazine and Global Television News Network (GNN).

5 Feb 2010 - UP-Clark to hold Ayta Week celebration

CLARK FREEPORT -- The University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga (UPDEPP), through its Ayta Studies Center, will showcase the culture of the indigenous group through its first Ayta Week on February 25 to 27.

Agta or Ayta is an indigenous group in the country that lives in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of Luzon with a significant tribe concentration in the areas of Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga area.

4 Feb 2010 - Mayor lauds city Peso

CLARK FREEPORT -- Mayor Francis "Blueboy" Nepomuceno has lauded this city's Public Employment Service Office (Peso) that was recently hailed as outstanding by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).

Dole gave the award to the city Peso during its recent year-end Performance Assessment, Capability Enhancement Training and Recognition of Outstanding Public Employment Service Office in Clark.

4 Feb 2010 - Global Pinoy Center to promote Filipino values

CLARK FREEPORT - Promoting and strengthening Filipino values all across the world and speeding up overseas Filipino workers (OFW) remittances from abroad are just a few of Gobal Pinoy Center's (GPC) goals.

GPC opened its lounge inside SM City Clark on Thursday.

4 Feb 2010 - Enrolment for non-formal education starts

ANGELES CITY -- The North District of the Department of Education (DepEd) in this city has started accepting enrollees for the 2010 Alternative Learning System (formerly non-formal education).

Some 65 out-of-school youths have already enrolled in the ALS high school class and four in the elementary class, said Elvie Panlilio, North District ALS coordinator.

2 Feb 2010 - Arroyo visits info tech training Center

ANGELES CITY -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo toured Monday the state-of-the-art Angeles University Foundation Information Technology Center (AUF-ITTC) as part of her Cyber Corridor Roadshow.

AUF President Joseph Emmanuel Y. Angeles said it was a rare privilege that the country’s chief executive personally inspected the AUF-ITTC facility, particularly its computer training center laboratories equipped with internet connectivity, printers and multi-media projector systems.

2 Feb 2010 - Clark airport pass initial standard audit

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) passed the stage 1 audit of the International Standard Organization Certification (ISO-9001:2008).

The corporation has applied for an ISO certification in a bid to meet the worldwide industrial and commercial standards.

2 Feb 2010 - Subic Freeport to expand beyond fenced area

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority announced that it will push for prospective investments outside the secured fence of the Freeport to spread development in nearby areas.

“We expect a jump in investments this year, but most of these will no longer be inside the fenced-in area of the Subic Freeport,” SBMA Administrator Armand Arreza said.

1 Feb 2010 - Mayor offers old municipal hall for satellite office

MABALACAT -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales has offered the old municipal hall in Barangay Poblacion here to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Regional Consular Office for its satellite office.

Morales said the announcement of DFA-Central Luzon to operate a satellite office at the Berthaphil Industrial Estate inside the Clark Freeport will not materialize soon because it will require approval from the DFA office in Manila.

1 Feb 2010 - City lawn bowls team bags SEA games bronze

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis "Blueboy" Nepomuceno gave Monday honors to members of the Angeles City lawn bowls team who bagged the bronze medal in the recently-concluded 25th South East Asian Games in Vientiane, Laos.

Nepomuceno gave P20,000 cash to the team during Monday's flag raising ceremony in front of the City Hall.

The team members, who came from different villages in the city, competed in the Petanque during the SEA games held on December 8-10, 2009.

1 Feb 2010 - South Korean businessman shot dead

ANGELES CITY -- A South Korean businessman was shot dead by unknown gunmen as he left his hotel, local police said Monday.

One of two suspects called out the victim's name, Kang Ha-Young, shortly before the attack at the Clark economic zone late Saturday, said Angeles city police official Senior Superintendent Danilo Bautista.

The gunmen arrived and left by motorcycle, he told Agence France-Presse, adding that no arrests had been made.