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Balibago News Mar-2010

30 Mar 2010 - Village leaders support Morales’ reelection bid

MABALACAT -- Leaders of Barangay Dau have vowed to support the reelection bid of Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales and Vice Mayor Prospero Lagman of Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

This was gleaned in a recent resolution passed by the barangay council reaffirming its support to the two town officials.

30 Mar 2010 - City starts voter education campaign

ANGELES CITY -- The City government, in partnership with the Commission on Elections (Comelec), is holding a series of Voters' Education Seminars.

The seminar started Saturday at the Angeles City Library, in preparation for the upcoming automated elections.

30 Mar 2010 - Ciac prexy celebrates birthday with natives

ANGELES CITY -- Clark International Airport Corporation (Ciac) President Victor Jose Luciano celebrated Tuesday his 64th birthday with hundreds of Aetas at Sitio Target in Barangay Sapangbato, here.

Officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Ciac witnessed Luciano’s birthday celebration, which was held at noon near the Gawad Kalinga site where scores of Aeta families are residing.

30 Mar 2010 - An Easter Safari at Holiday Inn Clark

HOLIDAY Inn Clark welcomes the Easter holidays Safari-style, with exciting activities lined up for the whole family to enjoy during their holiday vacation.

From April 1 to 4, enjoy the kiddie bazaar, poster making and coloring contests an environmental show, live animal show, horse parade, tree planting, and Clarky’s birthday bash which is now on his 9th year!

29 Mar 2010 - Clark Manor: The only estate with a football field

MABALACAT -- Only in Mabalacat. Only at Clark Manor Residential Estate will you find an official size football field in a first class village as an open space.

This was revealed by Clark Manor Realty Vice President Juan Miguel Reyes during the grand launch of the estate's clubhouse in a style uniquely Hawaiian in concept, complete with a luau, leighs and poolside live band music.

28 Mar 2010 - Lottery, church donations cause coin ‘shortage’

ANGELES CITY -- The government-sanctioned small-time lottery and church donations are the leading causes of the perceived coin shortage, said an official of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) recently.

A consultative meeting on the perceived or artificial coin shortage was held last week.

28 Mar 2010 - Nepomuceno, Pamintuan disclose plans

ANGELES CITY -- Re-electionist Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno and mayoralty aspirant Ed “EdPam” Pamintuan bared Friday their platforms in their opening salvos.

Nepomuceno said he will continue and sustain the programs and projects in education, infrastructure, investments generation, health, pro-poor services and the delivery of basic needs of his constituents.

28 Mar 2010 - Chinese national, driver abducted

CLARK FREEPORT -- A Chinese national and his driver were forcibly taken by unidentified armed men while on their way to Fontana Leisure Park, Clark Freeport.

A report reaching Senior Superintendent Danilo Bautista, Angeles City police director, identified the victims as Zang Yuen Zen, Chinese national and his driver, a certain “Dennis.”

26 Mar 2010 - Balibago residents decry ‘illegal treasure hunting’

ANGELES CITY -- Residents of a subdivision in Barangay Balibago here are complaining in what they described as illegal treasure hunting in the area.

Members of Concerned Residents of Diamond Subdivision have expressed fear over the reported diggings inside a property owned by one Norman Haynes.

26 Mar 2010 - 2 AUF law professors appointed as court justices

ANGELES CITY -- TWO professors from Angeles University Foundation School of Law (AUF-SOL) were recently given positions in the Court of Appeals (CA), said AUF-SOL founding dean Justice Jose Vitug.

Justices Eduardo B. Peralta Jr. and Ramon Paul L. Hernando were appointed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as new justices of the CA.

26 Mar 2010 - Road Show of economic team and BSP returns to Clark

CLARK FREEPORT -- THE Economic Team and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) are back in Clark, Angeles City for another round of economic briefing nationwide, investor relations office (IRO) said.

The Economic Team, led by the Department of Finance (DOF) secretary, is comprised of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

The briefing, which is primarily a follow up to the "Dialogue for Post - Disaster Rehabilitation" last December, was held at the Ramos Hall of Hotel Stotsenberg at 10 a.m. Friday around 150 industry and business leaders and select key local government officials attended the said briefing.

25 Mar 2010 - Central bank to release new paper bills

ANGELES CITY -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced Wednesday that it will soon be releasing “new generation bank notes” in a bid to demonetize, update, and improve security features of paper bills in the country.

Managing Director Pedro Tordilla Jr. of BSP’s Regional Monetary Affairs Sub-Sector said the new generation bills would be introduced before the end of the year.

The new generation bank notes will be made from cutting edge technology that will become hard for counterfeiters to follow. It will also carry the world heritage sites in the country as declared by the United Nations. The meeting was attended by the banking sector, other financial institutions, national government agencies, non-government organizations, transportation sector and local government units, he said.

“There is also a move to intensify colors of the bank notes to help users identify them more easily by the color alone. There will also be changes as some of the bank notes will include popular flora and fauna themes,” Tordilla said.

25 Mar 2010 - Clark airport recognized globally

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) has been certified by TÜV Rheinland Philippines Inc. to be at par with worldwide industrial and commercial management system standards in the area of international passenger facilitation at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) under the International Organization Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008.

CIAC is the operating arm of DMIA that caters to foreign and local carriers operating international and domestic flights out of Clark.

25 Mar 2010 - American school opens at Clark

CLARK FREEPORT –- The main branch of Saint Paul American School has opened its doors recently to all students who would like to receive a U.S.-based curriculum and diploma from Saint Paul Preparatory School (Nacel International School System).

The school also has branch campuses in Beijing, China, South Korea, Poland and France.

24 Mar 2010 - CDC, IFC sign pact on bulk water study

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President Benigno Ricafort signed Wednesday an agreement with International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the conduct of a study on the creation of Metro Clark Bulk Water Project here.

Ricafort signed the agreement with Director Laurence Carter of the ICF’s Infrastructure Advisory Services at the CDC Boardroom here.

24 Mar 2010 - Truck loaded with phone parts hijacked

MABALACAT -- A six-wheeler delivery truck loaded with mobile phone parts worth millions of pesos was hijacked by unidentified armed men on board two vehicles in front of Dau Bus Terminal in Barangay Dau, Mabalacat last Sunday.

Reports reaching the regional police here said the hijacked Isuzu truck driven by Alex Poniente, 40, was en route to Clark Freeport to deliver the mobile phone parts worth US$204,222 when blocked by armed men on board a Nissan Urvan and an F-150 pick-up.

24 Mar 2010 - Candidates urged not to resort to mudslinging

ANGELES CITY -- A village chief here has appealed to his fellow political candidates not to include mudslinging and character assassination in their respective election campaign.

Salapungan barangay captain Robert Yeen, who is running for councilor here, said he observed that several candidates are resorting to a low-level kind of campaign.

24 Mar 2010 - Japanese firm cited for Clark impetus

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President Benigno Ricafort has lauded a Japanese firm stability that created an impetus for the Freeport.

Ricafort said the SMK Electronics Philippines withstands the effects of global financial crunch.

24 Mar 2010 - Clark to host Asean culture, art gabs

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Freeport has hosted a series of meetings that tackled various local and international issues on culture and the arts, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced.

CDC President Benigno N. Ricafort said the Philippines had been declared as the Asean Culture Capital for 2010 to 2011.

24 Mar 2010 - Pampanga Rotarians honor Clark president

CLARK FREEPORT -- Nine Rotary Clubs honored Tuesday the efforts of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President Benigno Ricafort in bringing social service programs to Pampanga indigents through the Kapampangan Development Foundation.

The program is part of CDC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).

24 Mar 2010 - Fontana ‘Summer Fever’: Sizzling entertainment at its best!

ENJOY the best of summer! Come and watch the Fontana Summer Fever concert featuring super singers Top Suzara, Nyoy Volante, Mike Chan, DJ Mike, Geneva Cruz, Posh and Pops Fernandez. Enjoy the music of some of the Philippines’ best voices at the Fontana Concert Plaza, March 27, 2010 at 8 p.m. Indulge your taste buds at food stalls as you move your body to the rhythm of today’s hottest beats!

23 Mar 2010 - Parent-Teacher group to support Biag’s bid

ANGELES CITY -- The 15,000 strong federation of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) here announced its support to local candidates with proven record in advancing moral and family values in the May polls.

PTA Federation has endorsed businessman and realtor Lener Biag, who is running for city councilor.

22 Mar 2010 - Cops nab woman for estafa

ANGELES CITY -- A 50-year-old woman was recently apprehended by elements of the city police on alleged charges of estafa after she was involved in a P2 million swindling case.

The city police identified the suspect as Editha Cortez Medina, 50, married and a resident of Samsonville Subdivision, Barangay Dau in nearby Mabalacat town.

22 Mar 2010 - CIAC accepts proposals for Clark airport development

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation’s (CIAC) Joint Venture Selection Committee (JVSC) is now accepting and evaluating other “unsolicited proposals” for Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) Terminal 2 development.

However, CIAC Vice President for Operations and JVSC Chairman Romeo Dyoco said: “This is not to be construed in any manner as a solicitation of previous or future proposals.”

22 Mar 2010 - Blueboy gets support for pro-poor programs

ANGELES CITY -- Some 500 urban poor from different villages of this city gathered over the weekend to pledge their support for incumbent Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno’s pro-poor programs.

The highlights of the event was the signing of Kasulatan ng Kasunduan between urban poor leaders and Nepomuceno, along with his Team Friendship slate that included incumbent city councilors Dr. Ricardo Zalamea, lawyer Arvin “Pogs” Suller, Dan Lacson, Rudy Simeon, former councilors Raf “Pengot” Del Rosario, Jeric ho Aguas, Dinong De Guzman, Rico Dizon, Dr. Alfie Bonifacio, lawyer Bryan Nepomuceno and Abel “Kapanalig” Pamintuan.

20 Mar 2010 - New trainer plane manufactured in Clark

CLARK FREEPORT -- The new SF 260 trainer aircraft the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is acquiring is being built inside the Clark Freeport.

Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales inspected Friday the Aerotech Industries Philippines, an aircraft manufacturing facility, where the trainer aircraft is being assembled.

20 Mar 2010 - Cooperative earns national award

ANGELES CITY -- Central Luzon’s specialized gown and barong maker cooperative was awarded in the recent 2010 National One Town, One Product (Otop) Awards on Friday.

Bagong Barrio Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Pandi, Bulacan was named National and Luzon Island Outstanding Otop, Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneur (MSME).

20 Mar 2010 - I-Card now being processed in Clark

CLARK FREEPORT -- Processing of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) I-Card can already be done at the Bureau of Immigration (BI), One Stop Shop Center at CDC Building 2127 here.

The processing inside the Freeport zone is part Clark Development Corporation’s (CDC) thrust to help investors simplify the process of getting ACR I-Card, said CDC President Benigno Ricafort.

18 Mar 2010 - Cop slaying ‘not elections-related’

MABALACAT – Town police said Thursday the slaying of a police official here is not related to the May 10 polls.

Superintendent Rolly Mendoza, town police officer in charge, said the killing of Chief Inspector Manuel Chika is an isolated case and cannot be considered as elections-related violence.

17 Mar 2010 - Mayor endorses ex-senator move to create illegal drug court

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno expressed Wednesday his support to former Senator Tito Sotto’s move to create a court that will handle cases on illegal drugs.

The mayor said Sotto’s measure will help in the speedy resolution of cases on prohibited drugs.

17 Mar 2010 - Companies urged to consider over-age workers

ANGELES CITY -- A city councilor here is urging companies here and inside the Clark Freeport to consider over-age applicants in their hiring.

Councilor Rudy Simeon said he filed a proposed ordinance that will require business firms not to impose a rigid age limit policy on job applicants.

16 Mar 2010 - Cops pursue 3 angles on officer's killing

MABALACAT -- The local police are pursuing at least three angles on the case of an officer who was gunned down in Barangay Dapdap, in this town last Sunday night.

Superintendent Rolly Mendoza, town police officer-in-charge, said the killing of Chief Inspector Manuel Chika might have something to do with the latter’s former assignment at the Internal Security Office (ISO) and Central Luzon Drug Rehabilitation Center (CLDRC).

15 Mar 2010 - Former justice secretary eyes creation of peace commission

ANGELES CITY --Former Justice Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello has vowed to push for the creation of a peace commission.

In his visit in Pampanga and Angeles City Monday, Bello said that there will be no economic development without peace and order.

15 Mar 2010 - Police officer shot dead

MABALACAT – A police official died Sunday night after two gunmen onboard a motorcycle killed him along the Dapdap Road here.

Senior Inspector Manuel Chika, 48, who was assigned at the Central Luzon Drug Rehabilitation Center died after sustaining several gun shot wounds on different parts of his body.

15 Mar 2010 - Job fair at Marquee Mall slated

ANGELES CITY – The City Government through the Angeles City Public Employment Service Office (Peso) will hold a two-day job fair on March 19 and 20 at Marquee Mall Activity Center.

The event entitled “Obra Para Keka” (Work for You) is one of Mayor Francis "Blueboy" Nepomuceno’s priority programs for local employment.

14 Mar 2010 - Clark body to junk Kuwait firm deal, says CIAC official

CLARK FREEPORT, SUBIC, Philippines – Keeping the government’s interest in mind, members of the board of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) are meeting this Monday to junk the bid of a Kuwaiti firm to develop and run the airport and aviation complex here, a CIAC official said on Sunday.

“I believe the board will decide to reject the Al Mal proposal with finality and terminate talks with [the Kuwaiti firm],” said the CIAC official, who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue.

The terms of agreement drafted by Al Mal in the March 3 to 8 talks in Kuwait became controversial on account of issues on sovereignty, investment costs and the firm’s financial capability.

14 Mar 2010 - Veep lauds realtor for new project

ANGELES CITY --- Vice President Noli de Castro led the inauguration of a low-cost housing area situated at Barangay Sapalibutad in this city.

De Castro was accompanied by subdivision owner and developer Delfin Lee and other local officials during the ribbon cutting of Sameerah residential estate.

14 Mar 2010 - Jobs generation in Clark ‘a good thing’

CLARK FREEPORT -- Senatorial aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos has lauded the efforts of Clark officials to generate jobs in this former US military facility.

“That is a good thing, the mere fact that they created jobs in Clark,” Marcos said. He said the number of workers in Clark now reaches 60,000, twice the number during the old days of US Air Force base.

13 Mar 2010 - Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey Livestream

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12 Mar 2010 - Clark airport workers to keep jobs

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Chairman Nestor Mangio denied reports Friday that some 300 workers of the state-owned firm will lose their jobs.

This developed amid reports that a Kuwaiti firm will take over the operations of Clark Civil Aviation Complex in Clark Freeport.

12 Mar 2010 - AUF to honor Timor foreign affairs minister

ANGELES CITY -- Angeles University Foundation (AUF) will confer the Distinguished University Medal of Honor upon Timore-Leste’s foreign affairs minister Zacaria A. Da Costa on March 19, 2010.

The activity will be held at the AUF St. Cecilia’s Auditorium in Angeles City, said AUF president lawyer Joseph Emmanuel Angeles.

10 Mar 2010 - Power corporation called to improve service

CLARK FREEPORT— Business sectors here are calling on the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to improve its power service lines and scheduling of the rotational brownouts to prevent profit losses.

Representatives of Nihon Kaisha Group and Clark Investors and Locators Association (Cila) met with the Clark Electric Distribution Corporation (CEDC), Clark Development Corporation (CDC) recently to discuss the power outage matter.

10 Mar 2010 - Police note drop in crime rate

ANGELES CITY – The crime rate in this urbanized city has dropped over during the first quarter, a top police official said.

This was gleaned in the report of Superintendent Gemma Vinluan of the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) during the peace and order meeting held at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on Tuesday.

10 Mar 2010 - Clark business group to hold labor seminar

CLARK FREEPORT – The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will hold a special seminar dubbed “2010 Multi-Agency Updates on Labor and Social Welfare: Laws, Policies, and Procedures” on March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oxford Hotel here.

The special seminar is a collaborative project between CDC, Clark Investors and Locators Association (Cila), and the Clark Human Resource Council (CRHC).

10 Mar 2010 - Bizwoman killed in ambush

A BUSINESSWOMAN was killed and her son was seriously wounded when fired upon by five unidentified armed men along Mac Arthur Highway in Barangay San Miguel, Betis Monday.

Senior Superintendent Manuel Gearlan, newly-installed officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO), said Amerjan Eusoff Guiam, 59, a businesswoman and her son Joseph, 33, were on board an Isuzu Crosswind with plate number CSN-838 driven by one Joren Laxa.

10 Mar 2010 - Sunday market at the Inn

SUNDAY morning will never be the same again as Holiday Inn Clark brings you Sunday Market-Inn a weekend retail bazaar, featuring fresh fruits & vegetables, pastries, authentic native delicacies, native handy crafts, clothing, accessories, pots and plants and a lot more.

Exhibitors includes, Rosas – artcrafts and Pinatubo products, Honey and Daisies Patries, On the Go – chicken embotido, hamonado and rellenong bangus, Kabagis – Vigan empanada and longanisa, ilocos chicharon, Timeless Treasures of Quilt – handcrafted baskets and quilted products, Edner Handicrafts – Pinatubo products and handicrafts, Caring Aeta Products, Paning’s butong pakwan and cornick, Algon art gallery, Mercado Clay – terracotta pots, Plants and pots, Aling Annie’s tamales and kakanin, Maleta – bags and accessories and Accessory Plus – swarovsky and accessories.

9 Mar 2010 - Cebu Pacific no longer accepts foreign Credit Cards

CLARK FREEPORT -- No real reason given but airline confirmed it no longer accepts foreign Credit Cards.

If you made a recent booking, please check their website if your booking is listed in there and the money was deducted from your credit card or it most likely won't be honored

9 Mar 2010 - Immigration officer seeks reinstatement

CLARK FREEPORT -- An immigration officer has appealed to Department of Justice (DOJ) to reinstate him to his post as director of Immigration Area Office III in Clark.

Immigration Officer III Heranio Manalo, at the same time, urged DOJ Secretary Agnes Devanadera to speed up the investigation conducted by the department on allegations of human trafficking at Bureau of Immigration-Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (BI-DMIA).

9 Mar 2010 - Boy scouts honor government officials, educator

ANGELES CITY –- The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) has awarded two local government officials and a school head for supporting the scouting movement.

Awarded were Angeles City Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno, Councilor Ricardo Zalamea and School Division Superintendent Doctor Antonieta Tiotuico during the 54th BSP Annual National Council Meeting at the Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City on March 04 to 06, 2010.

9 Mar 2010 - Angeles City celebrates women's month

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno, in coordination with the Gender and Development Office (GAD) and other advocates from the private and public sectors joined the commemoration of International Women’s Month (IWM) Monday.

IWM is globally celebrated every March.

7 Mar 2010 - CLRAA winners get cash incentives

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno distributed cash rewards to the winners of the recent Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet during Monday’s morning ceremonies at the City Hall Compound in Barangay Pulung Maragul here.

In the recently held CLRAA, the Division of Angeles City won 45 gold, 24 silver and 27 bronze medals.

7 Mar 2010 - Lawmaker stresses need to support farmers

MABALACAT -- Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo, who is running for senator under the Nacionalista Party (NP), has stressed the need for the government to support the farmers.

Ocampo made the statement during a visit at the residence of mayoralty bet Marjorie Morales-Sambo Saturday night.

7 Mar 2010 - Officials urged to read US drug report

CLARK FREEPORT -- Government leaders and lawmakers are urged to read the US State Department’s (USSD) report to better understand the state of drug trafficking in the country.

Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Vice Chairman and Under Secretary Paul Clarence Oaminal on Friday said government leaders and lawmakers, including judges, should read the USSD’s report about drug trafficking in the Philippines for them to understand and figure out ways to solve the problem.

7 Mar 2010 - Hausland introduces ‘Home Experience’

ANGELES CITY -- A new and exciting experience awaits home buyers and future house owners as Hausland Development Corporation (HDLC) on Wednesday at the Lewis Grand Hotel here unleashed its newest and freshest brand: “Home Experience.”

Home Experience embodies a unique design approach that blends modern lifestyle with relaxed, solitary urban living evident in its first project, Nouveau Residences.

4 Mar 2010 - Angeles City mayor faces plunder case

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno is now facing plunder charges in connection with the P98-million property the City Government recently acquired in Barangay Mining where the controversial P681 million sports complex will be constructed.

Members of the city’s minority bloc -- Councilors Willie Rivera, Jesus Sangil, Maricel Morales and Ruben Maniago -- on Thursday reportedly filed the plunder case against Nepomuceno and City Administrator Mark Allen Sison before the Office of the Ombudsman.

4 Mar 2010 - Angeles City observes world women’s month

ANGELES CITY – The city has joined the international community in the commemoration of the International Women’s Month (IWM).

Mayor Francis ‘Blueboy’ Nepomuceno coordinates with Gender and Development Office and other advocates from the private and public sectors by coming up with fun, educational and meaningful activities for the whole month of March.

4 Mar 2010 - Businessmen irked over wire ‘spaghetti’

MABALACAT – Businessmen with establishments along the stretch of Barangay Dau in this town have assailed the long unattended “spaghetti” or the tangle of wires and cables posing risks to pedestrians and motorists.

The highly populated road stretch from this town’s arch to the main commercial district is the scene of clumped, dangling wires.

4 Mar 2010 - Holy Angel University denies town poll survey

ANGELES CITY -- Holy Angel University (HAU) said Thursday it has no knowledge of a presidential survey conducted by a group of AB Communication Arts students in Porac town.

Assistant Vice President for Student Services and Affairs Robert Tantingco said the survey, which appeared on March 3 issue of this paper was “not official” and was not known to the dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (Cased).

4 Mar 2010 - Clark airport terminal expansion in full blast

CLARK FREEPORT – An airport official said Thursday the construction of the P308-million Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) Terminal 1 Expansion is in full blast.

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Victor Jose Luciano said the terminal is expected to be completed by April this year.

4 Mar 2010 - Angeles City, Pampanga top in CLRAA rankings

ANGELES CITY –- The Division of Angeles City ranked third place in the Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet final medal tally with Division of Pampanga in the second place.

The Division of Bulacan is this year’s overall champion.

2 Mar 2010 - Mayor to lead People’s Day revelry

ANGELES CITY –- Mayor Francis "Blueboy" Nepomuceno will lead the grand People’s Day celebration saying it will bring the City Government closer to the people by providing assistance and basic services for free.

This year’s “People’s Day” is scheduled to commence on March 05 at Barangay Sapangbato. Similar activities would be held on March 12, 19, and 26 at Barangays Pulung Cacutud—EPZA, Cutud—Northville, and Cutcut, respectively.

2 Mar 2010 - Mayoralty bet denies claim on gun ban violation

MABALACAT –- A lady mayoralty bet here has denied her critics' accusations that her camp is violating the gun ban implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Marjorie Morales-Sambo, who is running for mayor under the Nacionalista Party, even belied reports that she is being surrounded by armed supporters whenever her team conducts meetings with constituents.

2 Mar 2010 - Relocation of Clark press center approved

CLARK FREEPORT –- Top officials of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) have approved the relocation of the press center to the Barn House 2090 along Cardinal Santos Avenue.

The new press center, which includes the office space requested by Campampangan in Media, Incorporated (Cami), will serve as a common venue for media practitioners in Pampanga.

2 Mar 2010 - City fire prevention drive launched

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno led Monday the launching of the month-long campaign of the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) on fire prevention.

The project is in pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A, declaring March as “Fire Prevention Month.”

2 Mar 2010 - 2010 AIM Triple A Awardee named

CLARK FREEPORT -- THE Asian Institute of Management (AIM) has awarded Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano as the 2010 AIM Alumni Achievement Awardee.

The award was given for Luciano’s excellent achievements that resulted in the development of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA).

2 Mar 2010 - Gun-totting security man of mayoralty bet nabbed

MABALACAT – An alleged "close-in security man" of a mayoralty bet here was apprehended Sunday by elements of the town police for gun totting.

Ryan Parica Miranda, 36, of 13 Mabini Street, Barangay Dau, here was charged with illegal possession of firearms and violation of the gun ban provision of the Omnibus Election Code of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

2 Mar 2010 - Village officials support incumbent mayor bid

MABALACAT – Leaders in Barangay Mabiga here have expressed support to the reelection bid of incumbent Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales.

This was gleaned in a resolution signed by Mabiga chairman Jesus Rivera and his fellow barangay officials who pledged full support and total allegiance to Morales.

2 Mar 2010 - ‘Maarti’ to stage new musicale

ANGELES CITY—Homegrown theater group Teatru Ima at Arti (Maarti) is set to take the local theater scene again with the premier of its musical play “Beauty Parlor” to be staged at the Holy Angel University Theater on March 13.

Maarti Creative Director Andy Alviz said the new play is a result of the well received musical play “Ima: The Musicale” last year that received raving reviews and requests from Kapampangan fans for a possible sequel.

2 Mar 2010 - Amber Homes now in Mabalacat

MABALACAT---The third of Amber Trail residential and resort communities is now in this future city north of Makati.

According to Northgate Land Philippines, Inc. honcho Albert Dela Cruz, the project’s proponent, Amber Homes is fast raising at Barangay Bical, the ideal location just a breeze from essential commercial and government establishments.

1 Mar 2010 - Angeles City revenue up by 7%

ANGELES CITY –- The City Government announced Monday that it posted P1.1 billion tax collection for 2009 registering a seven-percent increase from the previous collection in 2008.

Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno said the increase in revenue was anchored on the aggressive tax collection scheme of the City Government particularly the Treasurer’s Office headed by Juliet Quinsaat.

1 Mar 2010 - Folks want Pineda at Capitol: priest

ANGELES CITY -- The people of Pampanga are very eager to see former board member Lilia Pineda at the Capitol dispensing the functions of a governor, a priest here said.

Monsignor Jun Mercado, parish priest of the Lourdes Church here, said the people are anticipating the coming of Pineda to the Provincial Capitol.

1 Mar 2010 - Coalition to launch chapter in Angeles City

ANGELES CITY —- In a bid to streamline consultations and services to the grass roots sector, the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (Makabayan) is set to launch a local chapter here on March 6.

In an official statement, Makabayan said it aims to provide a greater voice in government to the common folk and marginalize sector.

1 Mar 2010 - Drugs board to host seminar-workshop Tuesday

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) will host an inter-agency seminar-workshop on the Dangerous Drugs Law Tuesday around 8:00 a.m. at the Oxford Hotel here.

The activity will be graced by new DDB chairman of the Board Secretary Antonio Villar Jr. as guest speaker.