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17 Sep 2014 - Pamintuan on improving Angeles: ‘Break down the walls’ANGELES CITY – "We will continue breaking down the walls of apathy, regress, dirt and indifference."
Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Wednesday as he noted of the City Government’s efforts to continuously improve facilities, infrastructure and prime the highly urbanized city for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in January next year.
17 Sep 2014 - Trader:Luciano`s removal from CIAC ‘not best decision’ANGELES CITY --- “It is not the best decision.”
This was how businessman Rene Romero described the removal of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Victor Jose Luciano from his office as airport head by President Benigno Aquino III and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya.
17 Sep 2014 - Villar reminds rice traders: Don’t cheat consumersCLARK FREEPORT -- Mill owners and rice traders should remain truthful to the consumers amid the growing public discontent over the rising prices of agricultural products in the country.
This was the key message of Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, on her keynote speech for the Luzon Island Congress of the Confederation of Grains Retailers Associations of the Philippines Inc. (Grecon) held last September 13 at the Stotsenberg Hotel in this Freeport.
17 Sep 2014 - Santiago leads citywide greening in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago led Wednesday the simultaneous planting of squash and malunggay plants in the city's 35 barangays as a way of promoting communal garnering and in a bid to battle the adverse effects of climate change.
"This is like hitting two birds with one stone. While we are teaching our constituents to plant trees, we are promoting the consumption of nutritious food" said Santiago during his speech at the launching of the program held along the riverside behind the city hall building in Barangay Sto. Rosario.
17 Sep 2014 - SM City Clark’s to hold great weekend saleCLARK FREEPORT -- Get ready as SM City Clark’s 3-day great weekend sale slated on September 19, 20, 21, will feature great shopping finds and best deals for shoppers with longer shopping hours, from 9:00 AM up to 10:00 PM on the first day and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday!
Enjoy the biggest discounts up to 70 percent up for grabs from accessories, wellness products electronic gadgets, baby needs, sporting goods, home furnishing, to home appliances from SM Department Store, SM Hypermarket, local and international apparel shops mall wide.
17 Sep 2014 - Lawmaker lauds San Fernando for plastic-free movePAMPANGA -- Provincial Board committee on environment and natural resources chairman Nestor “Bay” Tolentino lauded Wednesday and recognized the City of San Fernando's move to make the component city “plastic free” at least by June 2015.
The City Council, after consultation with stakeholders, has set every Friday, starting September 19 this year as “plastic regulation day” under Ordinance 2014-008, which bans the use of plastics and Styrofoam as food packaging materials and handing this out for free to consumers.
17 Sep 2014 - 1st Kulinarya Cup held in TarlacPAMPANGA -- The First Kulinarya Cup aiming to boost tourism here was held recently at the Event Place of the Tarlac Convention and Visitors Bureau in Tarlac City.
In line with the celebration of tourism month this September, 20 students taking up culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management from different schools in Tarlac participated in the said competition.
16 Sep 2014 - BIR regional office exceeds August collection by 15%PAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 has registered a P270,780, 538.27 excess collection for the month of August registering a 15.25 percent increase as against its target goal where they were able to collect some P2,046,628,538.27 for the said period.
This was bared by Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee, who said that the BIR is very lucky to have exceeded its target and has high hopes that the agency would continue on the said course. The RR4's target for August is P1,775,848,000. The BIR here was also able surpass their 2013 collection for the same period by 38.93 percent or P573,458,671.51.
16 Sep 2014 - Luciano to continue fighting for Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and Chief Executive Officer Victor Jose Luciano has vowed to continue fighting for the full development of Clark International Airport (CRK).
Luciano issued the statement shortly after he revealed in a press briefing here on Monday that he was designated as director of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) by Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya.
16 Sep 2014 - ‘Local leaders support crucial for mass immunization’CLARK FREEPORT -- Representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Monday that "political commitments" are crucial and important to ensure the success of the ongoing nationwide immunization drive against measles and polio.
Dr. Robert Kezaala, Unicef’s senior health advisor on immunization, said that the success of the Department of Health’s (DOH) measles rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization campaign is dependent on the support of local government units (LGUs) and DOH officials.
16 Sep 2014 - San Fernando to implement plastic-free lawThe use and sale of all non-biodegradable packaging materials will be regulated in this city starting September 19.
All residents, transients, and business operators in the city are expected to observe a "Plastic Regulation Day" every Friday, which will disallow the stores to "utilize or provide free plastic bags as primary and secondary packaging materials on dry goods to consumers except those pre-packed goods by the manufacturers."
16 Sep 2014 - Dengue cases on the rise, but no outbreak expectedPAMPANGA -- Porac Authorities recently noted that heavy rains this month seem to have increased the risk of dengue in the province as 50 more cases were recorded at the Barangay Planas and Barangay Pulung Santol in this town.
Last week, the Department of Health (DOH) said people from the neighboring town of Sta. Rita were alarmed with the simultaneous death of two girls who were affected by the worst strain of dengue.
16 Sep 2014 - SM Cinema sets Korean Film FestivalANGELES CITY -- Seven blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films will highlight the Korean Film Festival at the SM Cinema from September 17 to October 12.
A joint partnership between the Korean Embassy’s Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines and SM Cinema, the film festival will begin at SM City Clark from Sept 17 to 21, followed by screenings at SM Lanang Premier in Davao from September 24 to 28, and at SM City Cebu from October 1 to 5. The film festival's culminating event will be on October 8 to 12 at SM Megamall.
16 Sep 2014 - Pampanga Press Club set to hold journalism seminarCLARK FREEPORT -- The Pampanga Press Club (PPC) is set to conduct a one-day journalism workshop on September 25 at the San Miguel Corp. Brewery Complex, City of San Fernando.
PPC President Eric Jimenez said the seminar is aimed at enhancing the journalistic skills of public information officers and public relations practitioners of corporate entities and government agencies.
15 Sep 2014 - People’s Park rising in ‘dirty’ rail stationANGELES CITY -- A People's Park is rising at the old railway of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in Angeles City and it stretches to four villages.
Alexander Cauguiran, the City Government's point person for the People's Park, said the transformation of the two-kilometer PNR railway and its area from a "very dirty place" to a park filled with ornamental plants, vegetables, sports and recreational activities "is happening fast with the help of believers from the private sector."
15 Sep 2014 - PDRRMO: No casualty in ‘Luis’ onslaughtPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office or PDRRMO said Monday that there was no casualty as Typhoon Luis ripped through Northern and Central Luzon Monday and Sunday.
Although Pampanga was under Public Storm Signal Number 1 during Typhoon Luis’ onslaught, only classes in preschool, elementary and high school across the province were suspended.
14 Sep 2014 - 17th Sinukwan Festival launchedPAMPANGA -- Officials of the Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) and Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan Inc. (FLKI) on Saturday launched the Pampanga Festival aimed at promoting the province's cultures, arts and traditions.
The 17th Sinukwan Festival, which was launched almost two decades ago to lift the morale and spirit of residents affected by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, will be held from November 28 to December 8.
14 Sep 2014 - Aetas insulted by news anchorSUBIC BAY -- A video posted on social media last September 10 showed a news anchor allegedly insulting Aetas, collectively referring them to as "exotic".
Tommy Abile, a news anchor of Bigwas, reportedly started by saying that he wanted to taste something exotic, at first referring to food. He added that his friend wanted to taste something exotic, although in a sexual manner. He then blurted out "Aeta", referring to the indigenous tribe in Central Luzon.
14 Sep 2014 - DOTC appoints 2 CIAC directorsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) recently appointed two directors in Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
The new CIAC officials are Al Fernandez, a former mayor of Dagupan City and former commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Lawyer Emigdio Tanjuatco Jr, a former member of the Rizal Provincial Board.
14 Sep 2014 - National government lauded for Clark projectsCLARK FREEPORT -- Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Central Luzon president Angeles City Councilor Maricel “Marang” Morales has lauded the national government for implementing and funding several projects including the Clark Green City and the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal at the Clark International Airport (CRK).
Morales said the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) has allocated an initial P5 billion for the Clark Green City.
14 Sep 2014 - CDC sends Aeta kids to vaccination postCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has sent three vehicles and a coaster to transport parents and schoolchildren from the upland Aeta village to the designated vaccination post in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City during an immunization recently.
Rommel Narciso, CDC Community Affairs assistant manager and External Affairs Department (EAD) officer-in-charge said the vehicles have been utilized by parents and children from Barangays Marcos, Macapagal and Calumpang, all in Mabalacat City.
14 Sep 2014 - Illegal loggers arrested in FloridablancaPAMPANGA -- Three persons, who were suspected to be illegal loggers, were arrested by operatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) in the mountain ranges of Macapagal Village in Floridablanca last Friday.
Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RPSB3 commander, said his men were patrolling the said area when they encountered the suspects who were identified as Larry Dabu, 41, a resident of Macapagal Village; Feliciano Cundangan Pelecilda, 58m of Palmayo Resettement and Reny Manacmul, 42, also of Palmayo Resettlement, all in Floridablaca town.
14 Sep 2014 - Indigent school children get new shoesANGELES CITY -- Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting led the formal launching of her "Lakad Karunungan" program at the Marquee Mall event center here which was attended by student beneficiaries and teachers over the weekend.
Cabigting said that the shoe distribution program aims to improve the overall educational experience of students and call attention to the other educational needs of the indigent students.
13 Sep 2014 - 21,845 trees up for Angeles watershed reforestationANGELES CITY -- The local government here recently received 21,845 tree saplings from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as part of its strategies to meet the goals of the National Greening Program.
The program set by President Benigno Aquino III targets to cover 1.5 million hectares with 1.5 million trees before 2016.
13 Sep 2014 - More shabu seized in San Fernando subdivisionPAMPANGA -- Another haul of suspected shabu was seized by combined anti-illegal drugs operatives during a raid in a posh subdivision in the City of San Fernando late Friday afternoon.
Armed with a search warrant issued by Executive Judge Fernando Sagun of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court branch 78, joint elements from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Force (AIDSOTF),Regional Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Force, San Fernando Police, ASG-Philippine Army, Pampanga Police and US Drug Enforcement Agency raided a reported rented house at Rome Street corner Moscow Street in Richtown 1 Subdivision where 12 boxes containing 270 kilos of suspected shabu were confiscated from one Ying Ying Huang alias Sophia/Sofia from Fujian, China.
13 Sep 2014 - DOH chief leads immunization of Mabalacat AetasMABALACAT CITY -- Secretary Enrique Ona led the mass immunization of Aeta children in Barangay Calumpang here over the weekend.
The event is part of the nationwide campaign against measles, rubella and polio among Filipino children.
13 Sep 2014 - Man arrested in Porac for Facebook ‘sextortion’PAMPANGA -- A man in Porc was charged with extortion after investigators say he threatened to post malicious pictures of a woman on Facebook if she wouldn't pay him money.
"He said through the text messages that I gave my password to him but I cannot recall any instances in the past that I gave it to him. I know that account passwords are very important," said 33-year-old victim Susan Gulapa.
13 Sep 2014 - DILG briefs Angeles execs on disclosure policy, environmental complianceANGELES CITY -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently briefed barangay secretaries and treasurers of Angeles City on the Full Disclosure Program (FDP) and Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA).
"FDP is in line with the administration’s call for honest, transparent, and responsive governance. The reports should be posted in three conspicuous places so that constituents may have knowledge on where the budget of the barangay is being utilized," DILG City Director Remedios Rodriguez said.
13 Sep 2014 - Distressed OFWs get P2M livelihood assistancePAMPANGA -- With the need to empower distressed migrant workers from Central Luzon, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region Welfare Office (RWO) 3 recently provided livelihood assistance to returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from all parts of the region.
DOLE Regional Director Atty. Ana C. Dione reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and newly-seated OWWA Administrator Rebecca Calzado that the OWWA RWO No. 3, under the stewardship of OWWA RWO Director Ma. Lourdes Reyes, released livelihood assistance amounting to P2,090,000 under its Balik-Pinas Balik-Hanapbuhay (BPBH), benefiting 209 returning OFWs from the provinces of Pampanga (107), Bulacan (39), Bataan (21), Nueva Ecija (21), Tarlac (13), and Zambales (8).
12 Sep 2014 - Guiao: 1st district hospitals to get funding from DOHMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) has appropriated a total of P41.5 million to three public hospitals in Pampanga's first congressional district which covers this city, and nearby Angeles City and Magalang town.
This was learned from First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao during the blessing and inauguration of the newly restored barangay hall of Dau, this city's commercial center.
11 Sep 2014 - House committees probe demolitionPAMPANGA -- The House committees on agrarian reform and good government and public accountability on Wednesday started a probe on the ongoing land dispute between former Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Eligio Mallari and the farmers of Maimpis village.
The investigation was in accordance to House Resolution (HR) 1328, which was submitted by Butil Partylist representative Agapito Guanlao.
11 Sep 2014 - Visayas execs laud Kapampangans for hospitality, resiliencyCLARK FREEPORT -- The national president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) expressed the gratitude of Visayas local chief executives during the three day Visayas Island Cluster Conference held last September 9 to 11 at the Oxford Hotel in this Freeport Zone for the hospitality and resiliency of their Kapampangan hosts.
"We are forever grateful (to Kapampangans)," said Leyte Mayor Leonardo "Sandy" Javier Jr.
11 Sep 2014 - Central Luzon schools score higher in NATPAMPANGA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) Central Luzon Office announced that public schools in the region have scored higher in the National Achievement Test (NAT) for the school year 2013-2014.
Compared to the region's performance in the previous school year, Central Luzon's elementary level has improved on its overall score from 71.84 percent to 74.87 percent.
11 Sep 2014 - Charity clinic opens in local heroine's ancestral homePAMPANGA -- Descendants of San Fernando's influential business families gathered at the home of the late heroine Nicolasa Dayrit to open the Dr. Vicente Hizon Panlilio Memorial Charity Clinic here that aims to help local indigents needing medical assistance.
The facility is housed at the old-Spanish era house along Consunji Street here and is a joint social project of the Pampanga Sugar Development Company (Pasudeco), San Fernando Electric Light and Power Company, Inc. (SFELAPCO) and the Balibago Water Works.
11 Sep 2014 - 135 erring policemen chargedPAMPANGA -- A total of 135 erring policemen from the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3), have been slapped with administrative charges.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO-3 director, told reporters on Wednesday that since January of this year, at least 120 non-commissioned police officers and 18 police commissioned officers in Central Luzon were charged.
10 Sep 2014 - Traders reiterate decongestion callPAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) reiterated Wednesday its call to decongest the National Capital Region (NCR) as the advocacy is gaining ground and support from concerned stakeholders in Central Luzon, including lawmakers.
The "Decongest (Metro Manila) for Country's Sake Advocacy" was launched December last year during the business group’s Disaster Management Forum: Understanding the Economic and Financial Impact of Natural and Man-made Disasters graced by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Director Dr. Renato Solidum Jr. at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city.
10 Sep 2014 - More police getting involved in crimesPAMPANGA -- The number of cases involving police officers in Central Luzon increased this year, data from the Police Regional Office (PRO-3) showed.
The Disciplinary Law and Order Section of the Human Resource Development Division of PRO-3 said that 204 administrative and criminal cases were filed against members of the regional police.
10 Sep 2014 - Cops bust gun-for-hire groupPAMPANGA -- The suspected leader of a gun-for-hire group and his four members were arrested during a raid in their supposed safehouse in Barangay San Gabriel, Sta. Maria, Bulacan, Wednesday morning, resulting in the confiscation of high-powered firearms and explosives.
The arrested leader, Henry Laxamana, 44, his cohorts Jose Quizon, 25, Raymart Agustin, 24, Michael Pamintuan, 23 and Kevin Pamintuan, 19, were presented during a press conference conducted by Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director.
10 Sep 2014 - Child killed in electrical accident in LubaoAn eight-year-old girl was killed after coming in contact with live electrical wires in this town Saturday, the local police said.
The victim was identified as Alpha R. Panlaqui, a resident of Barangay Sto. Domingo, Lubao, ccording to the girl's cousin, Alpha was trying to catch a dragonfly when the incident happened.
10 Sep 2014 - CIAC okays L&T expansionCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) has approved the expansion plan of the Luen Thai International (L&T), a huge garment firm located inside the Freeport.
CIAC president and CEO Victor Jose Luciano and L&T International Group president Francisco Sauceda signed two lease contracts for the firm’s expansion program.
10 Sep 2014 - Qatar Airways offers fare discount to Clark passengersCLARK FREEPORT -- Qatar Airways is offering a 40 percent discount on its Business Class and up to 30 percent discount on Economy Class fares for passengers in Clark International Airport (CRK).
In a statement, Qatar Airways Philippines Country Manager Abdallah Okasha said the special treat to passengers here will start this month.
10 Sep 2014 - Children with special needs get support from QI PampangaChildren under the care of the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) were the recent beneficiaries of the Quota International Pampanga's program for underprivileged children with the group providing food stuff, food supplements, equipment and hygiene kits in Barangay Prado Siongco, Lubao over the weekend.
Quota International Pampanga president Joycel Robles-Panlilio said that the event included a tour of the facilities of the RSCC and a discussion with the facility operators on how their group could further help in the operation of the facility.
9 Sep 2014 - NLEx, execs agree on infra proposalsPAMPANGA -- Representatives from the Manila North Tollways Corporation, operators of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) agreed Tuesday in initial talks to study major adjustments, improvements and construction of additional infrastructure as well as system upgrades designed to address frequent gridlocks in the City of San Fernando portion of the vital highway.
In an urgent meeting summoned by Pampanga third district Representative Oscar Rodriguez, San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago, Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and industry Inc. chairman emeritus Levy Laus, vice-chairman Rene Romero, Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Director Antonio Molano Jr., and volunteer Engineer Marni Castro at the Carworld headquarters, the stakeholders all agreed that "immediate solutions to pressing concerns must be adopted" to ease traffic congestion along two roundabouts along east Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa).
9 Sep 2014 - Kapampangan among world's 2013 best central bankersPAMPANGA -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. earned an "A" grade on Global Finance Magazine’s Central Banker Report Cards earning him a slot among the "best central bankers" in the world in 2013.
Tetangco was raised in Apalit and received primary and secondary schooling in Pampanga. He is uncle to Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr.
9 Sep 2014 - ‘Good Samaritan’ donates to PWDsPAMPANGA -- The individual who insisted that his identity be kept anonymous has been coordinating donations with the San Fernando vice-mayor Jimmy Lazatin, the last of which was the donation of equipment for use of some persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the city.
Lazatin headed the awarding of four wheelchairs and one PWD bicycle at the Tiburcio Hilario Hall here over the weekend. The items have been purchased by the anonymous donor.
9 Sep 2014 - CDC asked to coordinate rotunda project with LGUANGELES CITY -- A village chief here asked the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to coordinate with the local government unit the roundabout or "rotunda" project at the main entrance of Clark Freeport.
Barangay Balibago Chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac said that the CDC failed to coordinate the project with the barangay council.
9 Sep 2014 - Dole to hold convergence program planning for sugarcane industryPAMPANGA -- With the aim of formulating a Regional Human Resource Development Master Plan in the Sugarcane Industry in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Office No. 3, in partnership with the District Tripartite Councils (DTCs) of Pampanga and Tarlac, will be holding the first Regional Human Resource Development Convergence Program Planning for the Sugarcane Industry on September 12, 2014, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dole-3 office at the Diosdado Macapagal Regional Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando.
According to Dole Regional Director Ana Dione, the Dole regional office, as instructed by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, will be holding a series of convergence program planning sessions namely the Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) with small planters, field and mill workers; and the HRD Convergence Program Planning at District and Regional level.
9 Sep 2014 - Exec lauds perimeter road inclusion in Apec projectsMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales has lauded the National Government and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for including the Clark East Perimeter Road in the list of priority projects in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit early next year.
Morales said the improvement of the vital link will provide "seamless ingress and egress" within the city limits.
8 Sep 2014 - Arnedo dike ruined anewPAMPANGA -- Apalit Residents are wary over potential flash floods as the Arnedo dike in Barangay San Vicente was breached anew.
Last week, a 52.5-meter portion of the Arnedo dike was ruined despite the recent efforts of the project contractor to strengthen it through a series of sand dumping operations.
8 Sep 2014 - GGDC assumes $3-billion Clark projectCLARK FREEPORT - Global Gateway Development Corp. (GGDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwaiti private equity investment firm KGL Investment Company (KGLI), and the project owner and lessee of the Sabah Al-Ahmad Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) project, said it is assuming operational control over the development of the 177-hectare GGLC project in Pampanga province.
GGDC said it has obtained a favorable action from the Court of Appeals against its terminated former contractor Peregrine.
8 Sep 2014 - Charity maternity clinic opened in BacolorPAMPANGA -- Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) president Benigno Ricafort led on Monday the blessing and inauguration of the opening of a charity maternity clinic at the Jesus A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) in Barangay San Vicente of this town.
Ricafort said that the facility will cater to indigent women. The facility will be manned by volunteer doctors and will offer free pre-natal checkups for the beneficiaries. KDF is implementing the free clinic program as part of its health program for the poor.
8 Sep 2014 - Man arrested for stealing motorcyclesPAMPANGA -- Charges were filed against a man for stealing motorcycles several times in the province.
The suspect was identified as Alberto Hernandez Jr., 26, a resident of Barangay Suclaban, Mexico, Pampanga.
8 Sep 2014 - Cop, cohort collared in buy-bust operationMABALACAT CITY -- A police officer and his alleged cohort were apprehended by combined police operatives from the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (RAIDSOT) and Regional Investigation Division during a buy-bust operation at the vicinity of Barangay Mawaque, Mabalacat, Sunday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) Director, said Chief Inspector Julius Ceazar Ablang, a resident of Barangay Labas, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and presently assigned at the Aurora Provincial Police Office and his cohort identified as Aiko Mallari, a resident of Barangay Mawaque were immediately collared by operatives after selling three pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.
8 Sep 2014 - Man shot dead in MexicoPAMPANGA -- Jonathan Pasco, 23, a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Maisac, Mexico was shot near his house in Barangay Sapang Maisac recently, police said.
Based on the investigation of the Mexico police, the victim was sitting along his home’s front with another person identified as Nikes Garcia of Magalang, Pampanga when two motorcycle-riding men shot Pasco while Garcia was able to evade the gunshot.
8 Sep 2014 - Porac officials to help in water supply woesPAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said Monday that the Municipal Government of Porac has committed to help in the growing water supply problem in Barangays Pio and Planas adding that the municipality is looking for possible measures to solve the problems of the two upland villages.
Dela Cruz said that it would take some P200,000 to upgrade the machinery that supply water to the said barangays. The two barangays currently receive water through a sort of cooperative system. However, failing efforts to professionalize collection of payments from residents have left facilities in poor state prompting the municipal government to step in.
8 Sep 2014 - Recyclable boats set sail in SubicSUBIC BAY -- Boats made out of recycled materials set sail in the waters of Subic Bay last Saturday at the Lighthouse Marina Resort for the International Coastal Cleanup Zambales Recyclable Regatta challenge.
Teams from different companies, local government units and non-government organizations built their own boats made out of 80 percent recycled materials and raced 100 meters to shore to prove that even trash can be used wisely.
7 Sep 2014 - 58th anniversary of Pampanga patroness commemoratedPAMPANGA -- Kapampangan Roman Catholics are expected to flock by the hundreds on Monday at the Villa del Sol Subdivision here to commemorate the 58th Canonical Coronation of the image of Pampanga's patroness, the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies).
The celebration is in commemoration of the 1956 coronation when, in recognition of Kapampangan's enthusiastic and deep devotion to Mary, Pope Pius XII bestowed the canonical crown on September 8, 1956.
7 Sep 2014 - Lawmaker to college students: Shun illegal drugsANGELES CITY -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao urged college students, who availed of his educational assistance program, to do away with illegal drugs in order to attain their dreams and goals in life.
This is one of the requirements set under Guiao’s scholarship program dubbed Tulong Dunong Scholarship Program which benefitted more than 1,000 students here and in nearby Mabalacat City and Magalang town.
7 Sep 2014 - 500 children benefit from feeding programANGELES CITY -- Some 500 children in Barangay Pulungbulu here benefited from the Sulong Kalusugan feeding program of Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting over the weekend.
Vega-Cabigting said that the program was made possible with the help of Angeles City Nutrition Office and the Pulungbulu Barangay Council.
6 Sep 2014 - Casanova on GGLC leasehold: ‘No need for annotation’CLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova said there is no need to annotate the lease contract of the Global Gateway Development Corporation here.
Casanova issued the statement after officials of the GGDC aired their sentiments regarding the alleged reluctance of the BCDA to annotate the investor's leasehold, which is now for processing at the Register of Deeds.
6 Sep 2014 - Pamintuan: Arts and culture is soul of AngelesANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and his determined efforts to bring back the “soul of the city” is on the right track.
Pamintuan’s dream to make Angeles City the center of arts and culture in Pampanga and the entire Central Luzon is fast becoming a reality with some P326 million worth of tourism-related projects in the city set to be completed before the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit early next year.
6 Sep 2014 - Guv: Let’s make Lubao peaceful, drug freePAMPANGA -- "Let's make our town number one in anti-crime prevention. Let us work together in achieving a more peaceful and drug-free Lubao."
So stressed Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda the other day in a meeting held at the Pineda Sports Complex, this town, attended by some 800 barangay officials and tanods from the 44 barangays here.
6 Sep 2014 - Local government employees told to give back bonusesPAMPANGA -- Local government employees in San Fernando are dismayed over a recent memorandum from the Office of the City Mayor, which will deduct a substantial amount from their monthly salary.
The said amount, however, was deemed unauthorized by the Commission on Audit (COA) as all government workers in the national, local, judiciary, congressional offices and agencies were ordered to give back the excess amount of the allowable PEI fixed at P5,000 only.
5 Sep 2014 - Porac execs inspect villages on water supply needsPAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice-Mayor Dexter David visited Barangays Pio and Planas here to see how the municipal government can help in the water supply problems of the said barangays.
Both officials met with the barangay leaders yesterday in the hopes of permanently addressing the need for reliable and clean water source.
5 Sep 2014 - Couple shot in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Spouses Emanuel Avedillo and Erlinda Avedillo who are both residents of Barangay Sabanilla, Mexico, were fatally shot in Barangay Telabastagan last September 3, the city police said.
Based on the investigation of the city police, the couple, along with their son Warren Avedillo, was about to bet in the nearest lotto outlet at Essel Supermarket when a man wearing a bonnet and jacket shot them multiple times.
5 Sep 2014 - MPU head, 5 others relievedANGELES CITY -- The head of a mobile patrol unit (MPU) of Angeles City Police and five other policemen were ordered relieved from their post over the alleged robbery extortion incident.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said those relieved from their post were Senior Inspector Felimon Oyan, officer-in-charge of the MPU together with his personnel PO1 Mark Anthony Bagsic, PO3 Lorena Calma, PO1 Mijares Reyes, PO1 Angelito Toribio and PO1 Rachele Lugtu.
5 Sep 2014 - Man arrested for illegal possessions of gun, shabuPAMPANGA -- A 34-year-old man who evaded a PNP checkpoint at Barangay San Antonio, Guagua town was arrested the other day after operatives recovered from him a gun and illegal drugs.
Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3), said that Maurice Santos, 34, a resident of Barangay San Roque, Lubao, Pampanga was riding his black Yamaha MIO without plate number when flagged down by RPSB3 operatives at said checkpoint.
5 Sep 2014 - Tri-wheeler driver killed dead by MRCsPAMPANGA -- A tri-wheeler driver was gunned down by Motorcycle Riding Criminals along the road of Barangay Lagundi, Mexico, Pampanga, recently.
Superintendent Ricardo Pangan, Officer-In-Charge of Mexico Police, identified the fatality as Gerald Simbillo, 33, a resident of Barangay San Jose Matulid, Mexico town.
5 Sep 2014 - Macabebe women benefit from mat-making industryMACABEBE -- The women sector of this town is benefitting from the sustained livelihood program pushed by the Municipal Government.
Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan and Councilor Bembong Balgan announced on Monday that at least 33 women, most of whom are mothers who stay at their homes, are members of the "Biyaya ning Balen Association."
5 Sep 2014 - 16 container vans sent back to Manila portSUBIC BAY -- At least 16 container vans containing undetermined materials have been sent back to Manila after they were found to be leaking and emitting foul odor.
According to Roberto Garcia, chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), the container vans were among the 721 that arrived at the new container terminal 2 (NCT-2) in Subic Freeport on board M/V Asterix from the Port of Manila last week.
4 Sep 2014 - Police, farmers clash as demolition resumesPAMPANGA -- Farmers' woes persist as they attempt to stop the resumption of the demolition operations at a 130-hectare farmland in Barangay Maimpis here.
Clashes erupted between the Maimpis farmers and the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPO) personnel during the demolition of the disputed land with enraged farmers blocking the demolition equipment and the police attempting to suppress the disorder.
4 Sep 2014 - BCDA to pour P5-B for CGCCLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and CEO Arnel Paciano Casanova disclosed on Thursday that the state-owned firm will infuse at least P5 billion for the Clark Green City (CGC) project at the 35,000 hectares area in Pampanga and Tarlac provinces.
Casanova said the BCDA has its own funds for the initial development of the Green City that will spur tremendous economic growth in Central Luzon.
4 Sep 2014 - Guv vows support for Apec meetPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda pledged on Wednesday to support the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit, which will run from January 26 to February 3, 2015 at Clark Freeport in Pampanga.
In a meeting with Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., Apec 2015 Organizing Committee chair and retired Lieutenant General Anthony Alcantara and General Ricardo Banaya at Capitol, Governor Pineda said that she will immediately create a coordinating committee, which will help in the preparations for the summit.
4 Sep 2014 - PamCham okay with proposed FMVsPAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) reacted favorably on Wednesday to the proposed ordinance on the revised schedule of fair market values (FMVs) of properties in the province.
During the fourth of five public hearings conducted by the Provincial Board (PB) committee on ways and means chaired by third district Board Member Rosve Henson at Benigno Aquino Hall at Capitol, PamCham president Jim Jimenez said that the proposed FMVs are "equitable and reasonable" with the lowered assessment rates.
4 Sep 2014 - P100,000 bounty up for arrest of suspect in Mabalacat caseMABALACAT CITY -- The City Council here approved on Wednesday a resolution authorizing Mayor Marino Morales to put-up a P100,000 reward for the arrest of a suspect in last month’s robbery and frustrated homicide case.
The resolution was sponsored by Councilor Benny Jocson, committee on Public Safety chairman and was unanimously approved by Councilors Gerald Guttrie Aquino, Eddie Sotto, Carlo Nino Rivera, Oscar Aurelio, Dwight Morales, Win-Win Garbo, Jeng Yumul, Froyland Galang, Bok Tiglao, and Rox Pena.
4 Sep 2014 - 1 hurt in four-vehicle smash-upPAMPANGA -- One person was seriously injured after the recent collision of four vehicles along MacArthur Highway, Barangay Dela Paz Norte, San Fernando.
The said vehicular accident involved an XLT (CLH 470), a black Toyota Hilux (UDO 209), a Sarao public jeepeney (CWU 518), and a green dump truck (RJC 895).
3 Sep 2014 - Angeles launches anti-measles, polio campaignANGELES CITY -- The local government here through its City Health Office (CHO) has launched a month-long mass immunization campaign that aims to lessen the growing cases of measles and polio.
Simultaneous to the “Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio” nationwide campaign launched by the Department of Health (DOH), Angeles City is more than enthusiastic to help achieve its goal in reducing child mortality rate in the Philippines.
3 Sep 2014 - Bikers push health, environmental advocaciesANGELES CITY -- Recreational Outdoor eXchange (ROX) hosted its Third Bike for a Cause in Clark, Pampanga recently.
The said biking event aims to raise the awareness of the youth on how to improve public health and environmental protection.
3 Sep 2014 - Clark water rates to remain low for 3 yearsCLARK FREEPORT -- Hundreds of residents in this eco-zone, including some 700 locators can expect lower water bills starting this month until the next three years as an agreement between Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the Ayala-led Clark Water Corporation (CWC) to reduce cost by P1.00 per cubic meter (pcm) has taken effect last September 1.
CDC president and CEO Arthur Tugade said residential and commercial utility rates will go down depending on their consumption from a base rate of as low as P70.00 or high as P300,000 effective this month until 2017.
3 Sep 2014 - Bonchon Chicken now open at SM City PampangaPAMPANGA -- Bonchon Chicken, the global Asian-Korean-American food that highlights the crispy yet light and non-greasy original Korean fried chicken in soy garlic, spicy and honey citrus flavors recently opened its 79th store in SM City Pampanga.
Another reason to get excited about fast food is the wide range of complementary offerings in very reasonable prices which includes rice meals, seafood, bulgogi, sandwiches, noodles, snacks, salad and sides.
3 Sep 2014 - MCC eyed as institution of excellenceMABALACAT CITY -- The newly installed head of the Mabalacat City College (MCC) is envisioning the community college to be an institution of excellence, which is expected to provide quality education to its students.
Carmelita Pangan Sotto issued the statement during her installation as new MCC president last Tuesday.
2 Sep 2014 - PNoy ‘bars’ full lease for Kuwaiti investorCLARK FREEPORT - President Aquino has reportedly instructed the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) to withhold the full granting of rights to the Kuwaiti investor Global Gateway Development Corp. (GGDC) over 177 hectares of land it already has invested some $70 million in the past six years.
This surfaced during a House transportation committee hearing held here recently after GGDC President-CEO Mark Williams raised the issue over the reluctance of the BCDA to “annotate” the firm’s lease for processing by the Register of Deeds.
2 Sep 2014 - NAIA passengers from CL, NL unaware of Clark airport flightsCLARK FREEPORT - Some 22 percent of Central and Northern Luzon folk who flew to international and domestic destinations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from January to May this year were not even aware of flights at the Clark International Airport (Clark airport) here.
This was among the results of a survey finished recently by the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) in its bid to lure more passengers from Regions 1, 2, 3 and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to use Clark airport. The survey referred to the regions as Clark’s “catchment area”, as against NAIA’s catchment area covering the National Capital Region (NCR) and Regions 4 and 5.
2 Sep 2014 - Boking boasts P1.6-B incomeMABALACAT CITY- Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales reported Monday that the local government has earned P1.631 billion in total revenues from local collections since it became a city two years ago.
In his State-of-the-City address at the SM City Clark mall, Morales noted that of the total amount, some P1.2 billion was raised in 2013 alone from “local taxes, permits and licenses.” Morales’ prepared speech furnished to Punto and other media, however, contained figures and statements that seemed to clash.
1 Sep 2014 - PNoy now eyes high-speed railway between ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- President Aquino has asked the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to conduct a feasibility study on a “high speed railway” to link the Clark International Airport (CIA) and Metro Manila, using the same old route initially intended for the aborted North Railways project of the Arroyo administration.
Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President-CEO Victor Jose Luciano said the President issued this directive Tuesday last week during a meeting of the Cabinet cluster on transportation.
1 Sep 2014 - SBMA H1 2014 fiscal performance tops last year’s recordsSUBIC BAY —- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has again notched impressive financial performance in the first semester of 2014, surpassing even its record-breaking first half performance last year when it turned in a net profit of P1.2 billion, the agency’s highest in its entire 21-year history.
According to the SBMA’s midyear accomplishment report, the state-owned corporation obtained positive results in the first six months of 2014 in all the key results areas like investment generation, customs duties and tax collections, export production, as well as job creation.
1 Sep 2014 - MacArthur Highway turns into speedwayMABALACAT CITY -– It has become all too common every night – motorcycle street-drag racing along the MacArthur Highway in Barangays Dau, Camachiles and Mabiga here.
Street drag racing is illegal but starting at around midnight, scores of motorcycle riders gather along the MacArthur Highway and set up drag races unmindful of other motorists and in complete disregard of law enforcers. Most racers modify their motorcycles which emit loud noises.
31 Aug 2014 - Construction of medical center stalledCLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City, which is located inside the Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) here, will not be completed by December in time for a series of meetings in January 2015 in relation to the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) Summit.
This was according to the Peregrine Development International Incorporated (Peregrine), the main contractor of the GGLC project, which is being implemented by the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC).
31 Aug 2014 - Pedicab driver shot dead in MexicoPAMPANGA -- A pedicab driver was shot dead by a still unidentified riding-in-tandem at Sitio Centro, Barangay Lagundi, police said on August 28.
The victim was identified as 33-year-old Gerald Simbillo, a resident of Barangay San Jose Matulid, Mexico, Pampanga.
31 Aug 2014 - Police conducts training on barangay peacekeepingPAMPANGA -- The Police office in Pampanga recently conducted a training for members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) in Apalit town.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police office head, said the training is aimed to create awareness on the role of barangay officials in maintaining peace and order and at the same time to train barangay peacekeepers.
31 Aug 2014 - Kapampangan designs showcasedPAMPANGA -- Local fashion designer, stylist, hair and makeup artists here in Pampanga recently showcased their world-class creations and collections through the launching of Catwalk Pampanga Fashion Week 2014 at the Plaza Atrium, Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.
The Catwalk Pampanga Fashion Week is a local version of the prestigious Philippine Fashion Week which aims to flaunt the creativity of Kapampangans.
30 Aug 2014 - San Fernando beefs up war vs drugsPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando has beefed up its fight against illegal drugs after barangay captains and tanods of from 35 villages gathered on Friday at the Heroes Hall for the Anti-Drug Summit meant to increase awareness on the drug problem at the grassroots.
The summit was spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Pampanga in coordination with the City Government of San Fernando.
30 Aug 2014 - Guv: ‘Let’s care for the Aetas’PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda appealed to all Kapampangans especially government and non-government organizations to take an active role in helping and taking care and looking after the welfare of Aetas in the upland areas of the province.
"The government cannot do it alone. We need the active participation of all sectors in the province. We must help Aetas to help themselves and to stand on their own. This cannot be done overnight," the governor said.
29 Aug 2014 - Leaders want Clark airport promotedCLARK FREEPORT -- National and local leaders have recognized on Friday the need to promote Clark International Airport (CRK) as an international gateway of the country.
The promotion and marketing of the airport was aired during a congressional hearing at the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) yesterday.
29 Aug 2014 - Guv to mayors: Strengthen peace, dev’t in PampangaSUBIC FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda enjoined the members of the Pampanga Mayors’ League (PML) to strengthen their efforts in maintaining peace and order in their respective cities and municipalities to boost the development of the whole province in a meeting in Subic on Wednesday.
With this call, the PML headed by Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr. reiterated their full support to the peace and development agenda of the governor, saying they are united in making all the municipalities and cities of the province more progressive and competitive in terms of peace and socio-economic development.
29 Aug 2014 - Ex-cop killed by motorcycle-riding suspectsPAMPANGA -- A former policeman and current barangay council, retired SPO2 Pedro Miranda, 56, was gunned down by three unidentified armed men riding on board a motorcycle along Olongapo-Gapan road in Barangay San Mateo, Arayat, Pampanga, on Wednesday.
At about 6:40 a.m., the victim was riding his Honda XRM (UT-1832) and was traversing the said road heading towards the direction of Nueva Ecija and upon reaching the said area, was shot several times by the suspects, Madrid said.
29 Aug 2014 - No. 9 most wanted person in San Jose arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police recently arrested the number 9 most wanted person, Luisito Pangilinan, Jr., 29, a resident of Barangay Abar 1st, in San Jose City, Tarlac, during a raid in Taguig City.
Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Officer-In-Charge of the Tarlac Police Provincial Office, said that joint intelligence and warrant personnel of San Jose City Police station and Taguig City Police swooped down on the rented apartment of Pangilinan at Palar Village, Barangay Pinagsama, Taguig City.
29 Aug 2014 - Medikalinga now accepting additional major surgeriesANGELES CITY -- The local government here, through the City Health Office (CHO), has recently unveiled its plans to expand its surgical outreach program.
The Agyu Tamu Medikalinga Center, located at the Boy Scout Angeles City Council in Barangay Sto. Domingo, is the local government's surgical outreach program which continues to offer free minor surgeries to citizens. These surgeries include the removal of sebaceous cysts, lymphoma cysts, tendon cysts, abscesses, warts, and even small breast masses, among others.
29 Aug 2014 - 1,000 public school students get shoes from Angeles vice mayorANGELES CITY -- City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting started Thursday the distribution of free shoes to 1,000 public school students here under her "Lakad sa Karunungan: Taking Small Steps for a Brighter Future " program that benefits indigent students.
Vega-Cabigting said that the program, which provides shoes to underprivileged students, aims to improve the morale and quality of educational experience of indigent students. She added that poor families could barely afford shoes for their children in public schools.
28 Aug 2014 - Angeles re-launches Citizen’s CharterANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has exhorted city employees here to make sure that they are working to eliminate "red tape" in government services.
Pamintuan issued this statement during the city government’s re-launching of the Citizen’s Charter at the Sanggunian Session Hall, held August 13.
28 Aug 2014 - BHWs plant trees at Mt. ArayatPAMPANGA -- For the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) of Arayat, the recurring disasters and climate change strengthen the necessity to push for reforestation initiatives not only to make the province greener but also to protect low-lying areas from heavy flooding.
Last August 22, the Department of Health through the BHWs of Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat, Pampanga collaborated with the Office of Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino to jump-start this year's tree-planting activities at Mt. Arayat.
28 Aug 2014 - SBMA nets P1.2-B in profits for six monthsSUBIC BAY -- A net profit of P1.2 billion in the financial performance in the first semester of this year was the highest in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)'s entire 21-year history.
SBMA obtained positive results in the first six months of 2014 in all the key results areas like investment generation, customs duties and tax collections, export production, as well as job creation.
28 Aug 2014 - AUF Rep stages ‘Grease’ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Repertory Theater is currently staging "Grease" as part of its 10th Season offering, at the AUF St. Cecilia’s Auditorium, Angeles City, it was announced by AUF Repertory resident director and theater veteran Professor Emeritus Tony Mabesa.
"Grease" is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals with book and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
27 Aug 2014 - Businessman: Angeles will be a smart cityANGELES CITY -- Businessman and technology expert Dennis Anthony Uy has vowed to make this city his laboratory in developing a "smart city" that is technology-driven in its governance systems in revenues and tax collection, traffic management, crime prevention, disaster mitigation, and development planning, among others.
Uy stressed the importance of technology in promoting efficiency and in preventing corruption in government.
27 Aug 2014 - Agencies act to spare Clark vs drugs, human traffickingCLARK FREEPORT -- Government agencies have joined hands to prevent criminal syndicates from using Clark International Airport as transitory area for human trafficking and transshipment point for illegal drugs.
The first memorandum of agreement was forged between the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) and the Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG) to prevent the entry of drugs into the country.
27 Aug 2014 - Cops nab 3 drug dealersPAMPANGA -- Police arrested on Monday three suspected Muslim drug dealers and their cohort during a buy-bust operation at Purok 6, Barangay San Pedro Cutud, City of San Fernando.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO), identified the arrested as Asnia Dimasar, 25, Baisaman Bongsara, 19, and Nasima Abdulrahman, 29, all temporarily residing in the said barangay.
27 Aug 2014 - PRO3 fetes outstanding men, unitsPAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) joined on Tuesday the entire Philippine National Police in celebrating the 113th Police Service anniversary at the parade grounds here by recognizing its outstanding men and units.
Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras graced the celebration themed “Pulisya Kaagapay ang mamamayan para sa patuloy na Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran”, which aptly manifests the PNP’s and PRO3’s continuing partnership with the community for sustained proficiency and excellence in law enforcement towards peace and order particularly in Central Luzon.
27 Aug 2014 - Man arrested in checkpointPAMPANGA -- Ricardo Bautista alias Tisoy, 38, of Batiawan, Subic, was arrested in a PNP-checkpoint along the road of Barangay San Isidro, Guagua, Pampanga, having a 38 caliber gun with 5 bullets on him.
The suspect was riding his Honda XRM motorcycle and did not stop when RPSB3 personnel flagged him down him at the checkpoint.
27 Aug 2014 - Macabebe Pelco III board director gets new mandatePAMPANGA -- Lonell "Con" Macalino, board director of the Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (Pelco III) for Macabebe, was unopposed in the election held here over the weekend.
Macalino, who was appointed by Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan in October 2012, was the lone candidate and got a fresh three-year mandate as member of the Pelco III board.
25 Aug 2014 - Green City master plan for gets House supportCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Green City Master Development Plan prepared by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has gained a head-ground at the House of Representatives as congressmen adopted a resolution expressing support for the plan.
CIBAC Party-list Representative Cinchona Cruz-Gonzales, chairperson of the House Special Committee on Bases Conversion said that the proposed Clark Green City, a 9,450-hectar metropolis, as announced by the state-owned BCDA is the country's newest and most modern city half the size of Metro Manila, set to rise within the 36,000-hectare property north of the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone (CFSEZ) main zone.
25 Aug 2014 - Fernandinos finish specialist coursesPAMPANGA -- Student beneficiaries finished specialist courses hosted by the City Government of San Fernando in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) recently.
The program produced specialists in beauty care and wellness services who are now holders of national certificates, a statement from the City Government of San Fernando said.
25 Aug 2014 - World champ performers come home to PampangaPAMPANGA -- Two Kapampangan medalists in the recent 18th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) over the weekend came home to Pampanga to render their winning pieces before a wowed crowd at SM City San Fernando Downtown.
Daryl Christian Reynes from the City of San Fernando and RJ Buenagua from Angeles City, were part of the 45-man Team Philippines, which participated at the WCOPA held in Hollywood, California, USA. The Kapampangan duo won gold, silver and bronzes medal and earned the respect and admiration of people around the world along with the career opportunity of a lifetime, including over US$130,000 in scholarships.
24 Aug 2014 - Surface water use pushedPAMPANGA -- The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) recently encouraged the local water districts to find other sources of potable drinking water aside from deep wells.
The LWUA is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) with a specialized lending function mandated by law to promote and oversee the development of water supply systems in provincial cities and municipalities outside Metropolitan Manila.
24 Aug 2014 - Pampanga gets P100M for infra upkeepPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda announced during the Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting last August 19 that the National Government is allotting a considerable amount of funds for the province.
According to Pineda, each town will receive P5 million or a total of more than P100 million for the entire province.
24 Aug 2014 - Farmers hit DAR's 'empty promises'PAMPANGA -- At least 100 farmers from Hacienda Dolores in Porac town recently trooped to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Central Luzon office to express their disappointment against the agency’s supposed inaction and broken promises to officially transfer the agrarian reform lands to them.
They also called on the agency to investigate the ongoing fencing operations of prominent land developers in their area.
24 Aug 2014 - Porac mayor wants reelectionPAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said over the weekend that he will seek a fresh term in 2016.
Speaking before supporters, government officials and spectators at the Jose Songco Lapid Sports and Civic Center, the two-term mayor also asked local leaders in his State of the Municipality Address (Soma) to set aside politics and work first for the realization of the full development of the town.
24 Aug 2014 - Wanted person nabbed in Guagua townPAMPANGA -- Police arrested a wanted person during a raid at the suspect's house in Barangay Sto. Cristo in Guagua town.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, acting provincial director of Pampanga Police, identified the suspect as Carmelino Lopez, 48, a resident of said barangay.
24 Aug 2014 - Briton slay suspect arrestedANGELES CITY -- One of the suspects in the murder of a British national last August 15 was arrested last Monday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the suspect as Jayson Pamintuan, a resident of Barangay San Jose Angeles City.
24 Aug 2014 - Medical City-Clark holds general assembly for doctorsCLARK FREEPORT -- THE Medical City-Clark recently held a general assembly and site tour for doctors as construction of the 150-bed world-class hospital entered its final stages in time for its launch in December this year.
About a hundred doctors from various medical specialties who intend to hold clinic in TMC-Clark gathered for the event held on August 13.
23 Aug 2014 - Porac mayor’s allies on Soma: ‘A mirror of himself’PAMPANGA -- Loyal allies of Porac Mayor Condralito “Carling” Dela Cruz said that the content of his speech and the way he delivered his State of the Municipality Address (Soma) on Friday “is a very kind one and a reflection of himself.”
Vice Mayor Dexter David and Councilor Mark Valencia said Dela Cruz “had opted not to hit his political detractors and mention their names” during the Soma at the Jose Songco Lapid Sports and Civic Center.
23 Aug 2014 - Aeta group wants dialogue with CDC on disputed landMABALACAT CITY -- Members of the Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association (Mata) are requesting for a dialogue with officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to talk about the recent unauthorized use of their ancestral land by a Clark Freeport locator.
According to Ruvielane Margarito, a tribal chieftain of Sitio Bilad in Barangay Marcos Village, the said locator of Clark Freeport conducted fencing operations within the bounds of their ancestral domain without their permission.
23 Aug 2014 - World-class Clark hospital set to open in DecemberCLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City Clark is on track for a grand opening in December this year, which will provide Central Luzon with a world-class healthcare facility.
Global Gateway Development Corp. (GGDC), the developer of the Sabah Al-Ahmad Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) in Clark, said the hospital is currently over 95-percent complete and will be ready for the planned opening on December 8, 2014. GGDC has partnered with the TMC Group, a leading healthcare provider in the Philippines with over 40 years in hospital operation and administration, to build and operate The Medical City Clark.
23 Aug 2014 - First ever PH museum of social history to open in AngelesANGELES CITY -- The historic Pamintuan Mansion will soon be opened to the public as a newly converted museum of social heritage, the first of its kind in the Philippines.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that the facility will be managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).
23 Aug 2014 - FatBoy10s charity to benefit Angeles kidsCLARK FREEPORT -- The state-owned Clark Development Corporation (CDC) fully supports the upcoming charity Golf and Rugby tournament of the Pot Bellied Pigs set next month, which will benefit 500 children from six barangays in Angeles City.
CDC president and chief Executive Officer Arthur Tugade said the mammoth charity event from September 5 to 6, which coincides with the FatBoy10s 11th year anniversary, will again be a boon to Clark and the country as it inspires Filipino kids to engage more in sports activities, and motivate people in the community to come up with projects that will create an impact on the country and the world like the one initiated by the Pot Bellied Pigs.
23 Aug 2014 - NGO conducts disaster, climate change seminarPAMPANGA -- A non-government group has conducted a three-day seminar for some 90 local leaders and residents of Minalin and Masantol towns on weekend.
Save the Children, the lead organizer of the event, said that the event is in preparation for incoming typhoons and monsoon rains.
22 Aug 2014 - Bishops cancel service for AetasPAMPANGA -- Manila Auxiliary Bishop Roderick Pabillo and Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto were advised by the Social Action Center of Pampanga (Sacop) on Thursday to cancel regular Eucharistic services for Aeta communities in Hacienda Dolores and Sapang Uwak as "their safety is not assured."
A source said that Sacop wrote the local government of Porac headed by Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz to facilitate the entry of the bishops through the area, which is now subject of a land dispute between locals and two holding firms.
22 Aug 2014 - Pamintuan: Apec-related projects done by DecemberANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has assured that priority infrastructure projects will be completed in December this year or a month before the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) summit in 2015.
The mayor said that the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will fund some of the projects, including the Balibago Circle and the beautification of the perimeter fence along the Don Juico Avenue.
22 Aug 2014 - Tugade renews call to finish hospital before Apec 2015CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Arthur Tugade renewed his appeal to contractors of the US$40-million The Medical City to finish the hospital before the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) in January next year.
With the 2015 APEC meetings set to start five months from now here, Tugade said the Global Gateway Development Corporation and its contractor Peregrine Development International (Peregrine) should finish the project before the Apec summit.
22 Aug 2014 - Male body found in ArayatPAMPANGA -- An unidentified male body was found along the road of Barangay San Antonio, Arayat town is believed to be a victim of summary execution.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police provincial director, said that the body was found by local residents beside the road going to Barangay San Pablo, Sta. Ana, at the vicinity of Barangay San Antonio, Arayat town.
22 Aug 2014 - 2 shabu pushers arrested in Lubao townPAMPANGA -- Two suspected drug pushers were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Sto. Tomas, Lubao, Pampanga, recently.
Superintendent Jean Fajardo, officer-in-charge of the Lubao police station, identified those arrested as Michael Ackerman alias Tisoy, 37, and Laurence Guiam alias “Japok” 29, both residents of Sitio Cutud, Barangay Sto. Tomas, Lubao town.
22 Aug 2014 - Akyat bahay gang strikes again in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- The so-called Akyat Bahay gang struck again recently carting away assorted jewelries and cash amounting to P1 million from the house of a 74-year-old man in Barangay Dolores, this city.
Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, Officer-In-Charge of the City of San Fernando police, said robbers took advantage of the opportunity when Rodolfo Carlos, 74, residing at John Bert apartment at Villa Barosa of the said barangay left.
22 Aug 2014 - SM Clark hosts gun safety, bomb awareness seminarCLARK FREEPORT -- SM City Clark hosted a gun and bomb safety seminar for its mall employees, security and tenants recently in a bid to make the mall personnel more responsive and aware of life threatening scenarios.
SM City Clark Public Relations Manager Venus Manalang said the event was meant to make mall personal more responsive to dangerous situations. She added the seminar was also aimed at equipping personnel with the needed skills in responding to bomb threats.
22 Aug 2014 - PHS shares best practices in disaster preparednessPAMPANGA -- A number of school officials from some member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) recently visited Pampanga High School (PHS) to learn about the best practices of the school in preparing for disasters.
A total of 75 teachers from Asean and Central Luzon gathered to discuss how the region can attain excellence in leading resilient schools in Southeast Asia.
21 Aug 2014 - Solve glitches, NLEx urgedPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando and the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) is urging the management of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to find an immediate solution to the reported "system glitches", which has been causing frequent gridlocks and heavy traffic in its toll booths approaches, particularly in the northern section.
"We have been receiving a lot of complaints from motorists using the San Fernando toll booths about the system glitches. So far, the NLEx people told us that it was just maintenance operations. Nevertheless, because of the frequent failure of its systems, the city government has invited the management of NLEx to clarify through a dialogue what is really happening," Mayor Edwin Santiago said.
21 Aug 2014 - LGC part of Lemon Law IRR draft groupPAMPANGA -- The Laus Group of Companies (LGC) announced recently that it is set to participate in the crafting of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the recently passed Republic Act 10642, or the Philippine Lemon Law.
The new law provides for a "Lemon Law rights period", which it defines as "the period ending 12 months after the date of the original delivery of a brand new motor vehicle to a consumer or the first 20,000 kilometers of operation after such delivery, whichever comes first."
21 Aug 2014 - Guv eyes iTAX as key in collecting revenuesPAMPANGA -- Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda is eyeing the Integrated Taxation Management System or iTAX launched in 12 municipalities as of Wednesday as a key in ensuring high revenues among local government units.
"High revenues will mean more programs, projects and services. This will eventually encourage and motivate people’s participation in local governance," Pineda said during the launching of iTAX in Magalang and Arayat towns.
21 Aug 2014 - CDC to recover land from informal settlers, farmersCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is hoping that at least 45 hectares of land will be recovered before the end of 2014 from informal settlers and farmer claimants to give way to various development projects next year.
In the highlights of the midyear accomplishment report of the Operations and Security group, the recovery of the CDC properties started with the clearing and demolition of about 90 illegal structures recently along the Clark south perimeter fence in this Freeport zone.
21 Aug 2014 - CLAC supports Angeles lone district bidANGELES CITY -- The Councilmen's League of Angeles City (CLAC) approved on Thursday a resolution supporting the lone district of Angeles City, Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting said.
Vega-Cabigting, proponent of the move to separate Angeles City from the province's first district, welcomed the support of the CLAC composed of barangay councilors from the city's 33 villages. The first district is composed of Angeles City, Mabalacat City and Magalang town.
21 Aug 2014 - Kapampangans honor ‘Apung Saning’ANGELES CITY -- Former Pampanga governor and congresswoman Juanita Cuyugan Lumanlan Nepomuceno was honored during the celebration of her 100th birthday on Wednesday.
The Nepomuceno family, friends, local officials and guests attended the a simple rites during the launching of a commemorative exhibit at the Museo Ning Angeles in honor of "Apung Saning", as she was fondly called.
20 Aug 2014 - Santa Rita town opens parish museum on religious heritagePAMPANGA -- The Santa Rita de Cascia Parish opened over the weekend its heritage museum showcasing religious art, antiques and historical artifacts of the parish and the town.
Santa Rita parish priest Monsignor Abel Basilio led the blessing and opening of the Museo ning Parokya nang Santa Rita de Cascia at the second floor of the old convent building attached to the old parish church. The building, which was restored in 1994 now houses the historical artifacts, contemporary and antique images, as well as old furnishings of the church and its old rectory.
20 Aug 2014 - IT-based health system launchedPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and the Department of Health (DOH) launched on Wednesday at the district hospital here an Information Technology-based system designed to streamline and improve the management and services of the 10 district hospitals and one provincial hospital in Pampanga.
Pineda and DOH regional office licensing officer Julie Reyes led the launching of the Hospital Operations and Management Information System (Homis) at the Dr. Andres Soriano District Hospital (DASDH) here.
20 Aug 2014 - Dole taskforce inks pact for industrial peacePAMPANGA -- With the aim of upholding industrial peace and job preservation in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Office 3, in coordination with member-agencies of the newly forged Central Luzon-Regional Inter-Agency Coordinating and Monitoring Committee (CL-RICMC) recently signed a Memorandum of Commitment (MOC) at the Dole regional office here in the City of San Fernando.
The CL-RICMC, which was conceived last June 2014, comprise the Dole RO3 as lead agency, along with the regional offices of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) 7th Infantry Division, Philippine National Police (PNP), and the region’s major economic and freeport zones which include the Clark Freeport Zone, Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Luisita Industrial Park in Tarlac, TECO, and Pampanga Economic Zone.
20 Aug 2014 - Pecson orders crackdown vs illegal drugs, crimesPAMPANGA -- Magalang Mayor Romulo "Romy" Pecson has directed the newly installed chief of police here to work on the town's problem on illegal drugs and criminality.
Pecson issued the directive to Superintendent Jurich Rara, who recently replaced Superintendent Analiza Guzman, following several killings and assaults to officials in some barangays here.
20 Aug 2014 - Suspect admits killing studentPAMPANGA -- A suspect arrested by the local police in this town has confessed to murdering a 12-year old girl on August 15 and claimed that he took vengeance against the father of the victim.
Police Superintendent Criscente Tiguelo, town police chief identified the victim as Roschelle Velasquez Ingal, a resident of Barangay Barit here.
20 Aug 2014 - Off roaders to build new tourist site in PoracPAMPANGA -- Various off roaders clubs in the province are getting together to form the Pampanga Off Roaders umbrella which will spearhead the development of a new tourist destination in the mountains of Porac town.
Engr. Marni Castro said with the support of Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda and Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. Chairman Emeritus Levy P. Laus, the Pampanga Off Roaders Club, Inc., Angeles City 4-Wheelers, Pampanga Adventure Club, Club Overland, Porac Off Roaders and private off roading enthusiasts will create the umbrella tasked to develop and promote culture, tourism and jobs generation with the new destination, in time for the 25th year commemoration in 2016 of Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption.
19 Aug 2014 - Pamintuan: Relocating Badjaus ‘a national issue’ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan described as a "national issue" the problem on finding permanent homes for at least 712 Badjau families who migrated to Central Luzon, most of whom are in Pampanga and nearby Bulacan province.
Pamintuan, who spoke over the weekend during the meeting of Pampanga first district barangay captains at the Oxford Hotel here, enjoined local government units, government agencies and the national government to “collectively solve” the migration of the members of the Moro indigenous ethnic group to Region III, some of whom established houses along the Abacan River in Angeles City.
19 Aug 2014 - CWC to invest P3.93-B for projectsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Water Corporation (CWC) said on Monday that it is ready to invest a total of P3.93 billion for several water projects here.
CWC is a member of the Ayala Group. The CWC broadened the scope of its concession deal with the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) by 25 years.
19 Aug 2014 - NFA execs relieved from postsPAMPANGA -- The National Food Authority (NFA) Central Luzon office and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) recently relieved the provincial managers of Pampanga and Bulacan offices after their alleged involvement with rice diversion activities or repacking of NFA rice to be sold as commercial rice.
A source identified the provincial managers as Elvira Obaña of NFA Pampanga and Serafin Manalili of NFA Bulacan. The NFA also terminated their assistants Jovi Castillo and Domingo Punongbayan.
19 Aug 2014 - DA: No chicken shortage in PampangaPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here denied reports of a Pampanga-based national television network that there has been a shortage of chicken supply in Pampanga for the past five years stressing that supply is adequate and enough to meet local demand.
DA regional director Andrew Villacorta said broiler production has in fact increased in the second quarter of this year. Villacorta said that this was even verified by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) who even recorded a six percent increase in broiler production.
19 Aug 2014 - Tornado victims safe, living with relativesPAMPANGA -- Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan visited the over 100 people in Barangay San Esteban here affected by the tornado that hit the village on Friday, saying “they are now safe and living with their relatives.”
Flores-Balgan said that she had given “some cash and other necessary things” to help them “re-start their lives and re-build their houses.”
19 Aug 2014 - Parts of Pampanga to experience 12-hour brownout on ThursdayPAMPANGA -- Parts of Pampanga will experience up to 12 hours of power interruption on Thursday, August 21.
"Customers of Pelco I, Pelco II-Mabiga, and Presco will have outage from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.," National Grid Corporation of the Philippines Central Luzon Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz Vidal said.
18 Aug 2014 - P1.2-B for Clark airport in national budgetCLARK FREEPORT -- The cat is out of the bag. Some P1.2 billion is now in the national budget for the development of the Clark International Airport (CIA). This was announced by Rep. Joseller “Yeng” Guiao (1st District-Pampanga) during the Dangerous Drugs and Peace and Order Summit at the Oxford Hotel here over the weekend.
Guiao said the P1.2 billion is included in the national budget which is up for approval by Congress. “The construction of the (Clark airport) terminal, which will increase our passenger capacity to 10 to 15 million annually, has been included in the 2015 budget to the tune of P1.2 billion,” Guiao said.
18 Aug 2014 - Lone district bill for CSF now in House committeePAMPANGA -- Rep. Oscar S. Rodriguez said his bill proposing a lone legislative district for this capital city has made it through first reading and is now in the local governments congressional committee, but would need a resolution from the provincial board for it to progress.
This, even as Rodriguez said he has already worked out for a budget of P963 million for inclusion in the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for public works project in his district. With insertions in the budget for next year no longer allowed, it is important to ensure that important projects for next year are identified in the NEP, he stressed.
18 Aug 2014 - Hacienda Dolores farmers storm DARPAMPANGA -- Some 100 farmers from Hacienda Dolores in Porac town stormed the regional office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here, as they protested the agency’s alleged failure to realize its commitment to turn over land reform lands already awarded to them in the hacienda, and to probe the fencing of their lands by big-time land developers.
The farmers from the Aniban ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Hacienda Dolores (Aniban), which is affiliated with Aguman Dareng Maglalautang Capampangan (AMC) and the Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson (AMGL) said the DAR failed to fulfil its two promises to them and that they plan to hold another camp-put in front of the regional office indefinitely.
18 Aug 2014 - Army brings mobile computer internet services to Aeta studentsPAMPANGA -- Grade school pupils of an Aeta community in Barangay Sapang Uwak in Porac will be provided with computer and internet literacy courses through a 40-footer mobile computer laboratory that was brought on Thursday by the Army’s Civil- Military Operations Group (CMOG).
“Members of the Aeta community residing in Barangay Sapang Uwak can look forward to having better education as they equip themselves with knowledge in computer technology,” CMOG commander Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr., said.
18 Aug 2014 - Freak tornado hits PampangaPAMPANGA -- A powerful freak tornado swept through Sitio Mindanao in Barangay San Esteban, Macabebe, and totally destroyed at least 19 houses at about 6 p.m. last Saturday.
The local police said there were no fatalities, but that some were reported to have suffered minor injuries. The police said the tornado left about 110 folk homeless after powerful swirling winds carried off their roofs and flattened the rest of their homes, mostly made of light materials.
17 Aug 2014 - Mayor: San Fernando relatively safe from floodsPAMPANGA -- Riding on his buoyant report on his first year at the helm, Mayor Edwin Santiago told members of the Capampangan in Media, Inc. last Friday that this city is relatively safe from flooding.
But he has a word of caution: Fernandinos cannot yet really sleep worry-free about flooding.
17 Aug 2014 - Guv asks for drug vigilanceCLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged barangay chairmen in the province to be vigilant and be at the forefront in the fight against illegal drugs.
Pineda issued her directive to village chiefs in the first district of Pampanga, which covers Mabalacat City, Magalang town, and Angeles City, during a drug summit held at Oxford Hotel on Saturday.
17 Aug 2014 - Guv backs proposed Mabalacat districtPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda disclosed over the weekend that agrees and will support the proposal converting the component city of San Fernando into a lone district.
“Maganda iyun na maging highly urbanized city na ang San Fernando. The city is ripe for that in terms of population and income. Kung maging lone district siya ay malaking bagay para sa Kapitolyo at sa ikauunlad ng Pampanga,” Governor Pineda said.
17 Aug 2014 - “Bale-Balayan” Museum opens in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- “Arts and culture is really alive in Angeles city. The opening of Bale-Balayan further proves our collaborative commitment in inculcating the value of Filipino identity to the young generation.”
Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during the inauguration of Peter de Vera’s “Bale-Balayan: A Museum for the Poor and a Center for Transformation Through the Arts” held August 15.
16 Aug 2014 - Guv thanks Aquino, lawmakers for fundsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday thanked the National Government headed by President Benigno Aquino III for the billions of pesos in funds being poured in for Pampanga infrastructure and various projects.
Presiding over the Provincial Development Council meeting at Benigno Aquino Hall in Capitol, the governor also thanked Pampanga Representatives Oscar Rodriguez of the Third District, Joseller "Yeng" Guiao of the First District, Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc of the Fourth District, and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Second District, who all helped facilitate funding for programs in their respective areas and the whole province.
16 Aug 2014 - Subic Aytas get P14-M for landSUBIC BAY -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) authorities handed over a check amounting to more than P14 million to the Ayta tribesmen as payment for the use of their ancestral land here.
Roberto Garcia, SBMA chairman gave the P14,791,440 to Conrado Frenilla, chieftain of the Pastolan Aytas here.
16 Aug 2014 - CDC completes infra for ApecCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has completed several infrastructure projects including the makeover of the Clark Parade Grounds in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit next year.
The CDC Engineering, Construction and Maintenance Department (ECMD) stated that the improvements include the exterior re-painting works of the CDC Health Office, Clark Museum, Public Safety Department and Chapel 2 at the commercial area.
16 Aug 2014 - Police arrest no. 1 most wanted person in SubicSUBIC BAY -- Police arrested the Number One most wanted person in Subic and Number Two in the province of Zambales in a public market in Barangay Poblacion, Sta. Cruz, Zambales, Wednesday.
Danilo Bonnilla, a resident of Barangay Calapacuan, Subic, was arrested by virtue of warrant for arrest for the crime of rape (two counts) issued by Judge Jose L. , Jr. of RTC Branch 73, Olongapo City, with no bail recommended, said Montante.
14 Aug 2014 - 600 Bajau families to get houses in SubicSUBIC BAY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is establishing a housing project in an agricultural village here for at least 600 Badjau families who migrated from Mindanao to the provinces and cities in Central Luzon.
DSWD regional director Adelina Apostol said that their office will allot at least P60 million for the housing project. She added that the Subic Municipal Government led by Mayor Jay Khonghun will shoulder the expenses for the land development of the area.
14 Aug 2014 - Health official denies dengue outbreak in PampangaPAMPANGA -- "It's negative" said Health Officer Dr. Marcelo Jaochico on Thursday as he belied reports of a Pampanga-based national television network that there is a dengue outbreak in Porac town.
In his letter to Governor Lilia Pineda dated August 12, Jaochico said, "there is no outbreak in the municipality of Porac or anywhere in Pampanga."
14 Aug 2014 - Exec denies stoppage of works at TMC-ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- A top ranking executive of The Medical City-Clark (TMC) denied Thursday reports that the construction of the facility was stopped due to the reported dispute between Global Gateway Development Corporation and its contractor, Peregrine Development International.
In a statement, TMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Cenon R. Alfonso said there was "absolutely no truth to the report."
14 Aug 2014 - Village chief: ‘I’m ready to face charges’ANGELES CITY -- A village chief here said Thursday that he is ready to face charges in court in connection with the alleged presence of an illegal dumpsite along the Abacan River.
Malabanias barangay chairman Reynaldo Gueco clarified that their barangay council established a materials recovery facility (MRF) and not an open dumpsite.
14 Aug 2014 - Sta. Rita woman cop among country’s top 10 officersPAMPANGA --Police Officer 3 Comet Dimla Dumangeng is the only woman in this year's elite list of winners of the 2014 Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS) of the Philippine National Police and Metrobank Foundation Inc. who were honored during an awarding ceremony held in Camp Crame, Quezon City recently.
Dumageng mans the Police Community Relations Desk in Sta. Rita and also reaches out to the persons with disabilities (PWDs). One of her notable contributions in the community is the educational and skills training for some 20 physically challenged persons.
14 Aug 2014 - Woman arrested for theftPAMPANGA -- Police operatives in Ssto Thomas led by Chief Inspector John Clark arrested one Ailene Ronquillo for alleged qualified theft.
Clark arrested the suspect, Maria Regala, who is a resident of Barangay Sto. Nino Sapa here by virtue of the warrant of arrest for qualified theft under case number 14-12289 dated August 1, 1014 issued by Judge Eda Dizon Era of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 of Angeles City.
13 Aug 2014 - City gov’t: Pampang garbage station out in 2 monthsANGELES CITY -- The City Government here has vowed that the solid waste transfer station in Barangay Pampang will be removed and transferred to a more appropriate site within two months.
This was announced by Angeles City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Wednesday.
13 Aug 2014 - Motorists irked by NLEx systems ‘glitch’PAMPANGA -- Motorists plying Jose Abad Santos Avenue here and using the northbound entry toll of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) are irked by the reported systems glitch, which has been causing a gridlock and heavy traffic mostly during rush hours and sometimes in dead hours of the day.
City Traffic Management Division head Pines Pineda said another gridlock occurred about 2 p.m. Wednesday, causing a 45-minute jam, which extended up to the roundabout fronting Paskuhan Village.
13 Aug 2014 - Residents ask village chief to close illegal dumpsiteANGELES CITY -- Scores of residents in Barangay Malabanias and environmental groups here are asking their barangay chairman to close down an alleged illegal dumpsite, which is located near the Abacan river.
Some residents signed a petition calling for the closure of the dumpsite, which Barangay Chairman Reynaldo Gueco described as a materials recovery facility.
13 Aug 2014 - 1 hurt in Candaba firePAMPANGA -- One person was hurt while an estimated P5-million worth of properties had been destroyed after a fire razed eight houses in Barangay Pescadores, this town on Sunday around 1:30 p.m.
Fire Officer 1 Mark Anthony Custodio, arson investigator, said Miguel Alabado, a bystander, was given medical attention after he sustained a head injury when he slipped during the operation.
13 Aug 2014 - Porac council to decide on case vs village chiefPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Council here is expected to come out with a decision on one of the administrative cases filed by LLL Holdings security guard Larry Sabado against barangay captain Antonio Tolentino in the recent scuffle between members of the Nakakaisang Mamamayan ng Hacienda Dolores (Aniban) and the security personnel of the holding firm.
The city councilors would have to decide on the case after 30 days, according to their internal rules.
12 Aug 2014 - Foreigner killedANGELES City -- A British national was robbed and killed inside his residence in Bgy. Malabanias yesterday.
Chief Insp. Romeo Castro, chief of Police Station 4 here, identified the victim as David John Runciman, 69, also known as Doggy Dave, who was found hogtied and bathing in his blood inside his room at 18 Bonifacio St., Plaridel 1 Subd., Malabanias, at 5:10 p.m.
12 Aug 2014 - Mayor holds shooting contestPAMPANGA -- More than 100 sports shooting enthusiasts joined the 1st Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino Cup held at the Philippine Army in Arayat on August 3 to 4.
Alejandrino, who led the awarding ceremony at the municipal hall on Monday, said, "The event was successful and it will be bigger next time."
12 Aug 2014 - CSFWD opens two new sub-officesPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) recently opened two new sub-offices in the barangays of Sindalan and Saguin.
CSFWD General Manager George Gumba said the new sub-offices opening is aimed at boosting the efficiency of the city’s water service delivery.
12 Aug 2014 - Notorious drug dealer arrested in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- A suspected notorious illegal drug dealer in the province, Rodel Raquipiso, 34, was arrested on Sunday in his house in Barangay San Nicolas, City of San Fernando.
Tacio said combined operatives of PDEA-Central Luzon and Pampanga Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group were armed with a search warrant issued by Executive Judge Cielitolindo Luyun of the Regional Trial Court, Gapan City, when they swooped down on the house of Raquipiso.
12 Aug 2014 - Students attend class with feet submerged in waterMABALACAT CITY --- During high tides, floodwaters enter the classrooms where grade school pupils have to attend class with their feet submerged.
This is a normal scene at the Sapang Malalam Elementary School (SMES) in Barangay Santa Maria, some seven kilometers away from Macabebe town.
12 Aug 2014 - Guardians air protest against Angeles dumpsiteANGELES CITY -- Some officers and members of the Guardian Brotherhood International Unified Command expressed strong opposition against the continuance of a dumpsite in Barangay Pampang here.
The group said the foul odor emitted by the garbage dump affects the residents’ health and the environment.
12 Aug 2014 - Guv inspects P14-M expanded MDH buildingMABALACAT CITY -- Governor Lilia Pineda visited Tuesday the almost finished P14-million two-storey extension building of Mabalacat District Hospital (MDH).
Andy Austria, project engineer, said the expansion building will house the out-patient department, hospital rooms intended for the executive check-up of the barangay officials, administrative offices and dialysis center.
12 Aug 2014 - Premarital sex prevalent in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- A dissemination forum here organized recently by the Commission on Population (Popcom) Central Luzon office revealed that the region has registered the second highest number of young people engaging in premarital sex.
The forum is based on the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS 4), a nationwide survey conducted by the University of the Philippines Population Institute and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, which covered 18,547 households.
12 Aug 2014 - Police arrest 3 Central Luzon most wantedSUBIC BAY -- Three most wanted persons in the province of Zambales and cities of Tarlac and Olongapo were arrested by operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) in a series of manhunt operations over the weekend.
Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RPSB-Central Luzon commander, identified the arrested as Abner Dolandolan, a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Botolan, Zambales; Jay Briones alias Jaya, a resident of San Sebastian Village, Tarlac City; and Romel Banua of Barangay Balic-Balic, Sta Rita, Olongapo City.
11 Aug 2014 - Disclose municipal fund disbursements, mayor urgedPAMPANGA -- Ex-Officio Board Member and Porac Councilor Mike Tapang called Monday on and "challenged" Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz to implement a "full disclosure policy" concerning the municipal programs, projects and disbursement of public funds here lamenting on the lack of detailed reports and citations of violations from the Commission on Audit (COA).
Tapang was almost not able to deliver his speech before the start of the session when Councilor Mark Valencia moved to dispense with the preliminary session proceedings in favor of a pending hearing related to the Hacienda Dolores land dispute, a motion that was seconded by Councilor Rey Lapid which later led to the nominal voting in favor of Tapang's privilege speech.
11 Aug 2014 - CSFWD: Water in San Fernando safePAMPANGA -- Drinking water distributed by the City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) to residents here is free from water-borne diseases this rainy season, an official of the CSFWD said.
Ely Dizon, chief of the Production Division of CSFWD, assured their customers are safe from drinking the potable water, saying the waters from the service connections or pipes are being tested monthly.
11 Aug 2014 - Angeles to have P2.3M child development centerANGELES CITY -- A child development center worth some P2.3 million will soon be constructed in Angeles City to cater to the needs of children aged zero to four years.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Early Childhood Care and Development Council (ECCDC) Executive Director Teresita Inciong recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of the National Child Development Center (NCDC) recently. The NCDC will be built inside the City Hall Compound in Barangay Pulung Maragul.
11 Aug 2014 - Fetus found in Guagua churchPAMPANGA -- A fetus believed to be seven to eight months old was found over the weekend within the premises of Immaculate Concepcion Parish in Guagua.
Reports from the Guagua police said a concerned citizen found the fetus near the church around 6 p.m.
11 Aug 2014 - ‘Teen trail’ marks U4U launchANGELES CITY -— The Commission on Population (Popcom) launched over the weekend its Central Luzon U4U program here with a “teen trail” that was meant to advocate adolescent health and youth development.
“U4U is a joint undertaking with the Department of Health and United Nations Population Fund that banks on new and mobile media to provide critical information to Filipino teens,” said POPCOM Regional Director Eleanor Cura.
11 Aug 2014 - DPWH to construct riprap in LubaoPAMPANGA -- The Unified Project Management Office (UPMO), a unit of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), is implementing measures at the Barangay Santa Cruz to restore the town’s drainage system for the Porac and Gumain rivers.
Engr. Lita Manalo, project manager of UPMO, said the project is in compliance with the recommendation of installing riprap around the restoration site.
11 Aug 2014 - Porac’s ‘color run’ draws 300 runnersPAMPANGA -- At least 300 people, including Vice Mayor Dexter David, joined Sunday the color run organized to celebrate the fiesta of Barangay Sepung Bulaon here, the organizers said.
The color run is an event inspired by the five-kilometer paint race, which was started at Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. The runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run.
10 Aug 2014 - Pampanga LGUs among most competitivePAMPANGA -- Lubao town and the cities of Angeles and San Fernando got high places in the National Competitiveness Council (NCC)'s 2014 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index or CMCI.
The CMCI 2014 featured a record number of 136 cities and 399 municipalities, up from 122 cities and 163 municipalities in the pilot run in 2013.
10 Aug 2014 - Kapampangan group donates food packages to orphanagePAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Ku Pagmaragul Ku, a group founded on Facebook (FB), has staged its "fifth mission" at the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) in this town.
The KKPK members donated food packages and cash to the RSCC, which houses close to 100 children.
10 Aug 2014 - 2 bodies found in Pampanga, TarlacPAMPANGA -- Two bodies of men, believed to be "salvage" victims, were found in two separate places in Pampanga and Tarlac, over the weekend.
One of the victims was found at a grassy portion along the Santo Rosarion Road in Barangay San Agustin, Santa Ana town, Pampanga, while the other body was found along Getha road in Barangay Maliwalo, Tarlac City.
9 Aug 2014 - Dad holds 6-year-old daughter hostagePAMPANGA -- A six-year-old girl was held hostage on Friday by his own father inside an apartment they were renting.
The police said the hostage taker, identified as Christian Dela Cruz, 39, of sitio Matarulas, Barangay San Nicolas, Bamban, was allegedly depressed.
9 Aug 2014 - Angeles City named third best in gov’t efficiencyANGELES CITY – The local government here, under the leadership of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, has been cited as the third best in government efficiency during the recently concluded National Competitiveness Council Summit.
The said summit was jointly sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), National Competitiveness Council (NCC) and Department of Tourism and Industry (DTI).
9 Aug 2014 - Hotel exec: Allow visa-free entry of Indian nationalsCLARK FREEPORT - A top executive of a five-star hotel in this Freeport said that the government should allow the visa-free entry of Indian nationals in Clark.
Alfred Reyes, general manager of Widus Hotel and Casino, said that a law allows Indians to enter the country, through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), without visa or "visa upon arrival."
9 Aug 2014 - Aeta mom-teachers now have 30 students in daycare schoolPAMPANGA -- Two Aeta mothers now have around 30 students in a daycare school they opened five years ago in Patal Bato hills in Barangay Sta, Juliana, Tarlac.
Emily Lundang, 32, and Myra Esteban, 31, belong to the Aeta Magan-tsi Tribe from Castillejos, Zambales. The two women and their families are survivors of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991, and decided to open the school for Aeta children after their studies were interrupted by the disaster.
9 Aug 2014 - 9 CSF drug traders bustedPAMPANGA -- At least nine suspects engaged in the illegal drugs trade were arrested by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Luzon (PDEA-3) and Pampanga police during a raid in Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, last Thursday.
PDEA-3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified those arrested as Dexter Nonato, 35, alias Dexter, Roel Perez, Jennifer Perez, Edwin Sta. Maria, Mylene Macapagal, Benjamin Vivo, Elpidio Quijano, Archie Nicdao and Arsan Nicdao, all residents of the said Barangay.
8 Aug 2014 - FESAGS probes demolition rowThe Firearms Explosives Security Agencies and Guard Supervision (FESAGS), a division of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said on Wednesday it is currently investigating the recent shooting incident, which involved a number of security guards and farmers at a 130-hectare farmland at Barangay, Maimpis in San Fernando.
Last July 28, security guards from the Great Star Security Services Inc. shot a group of farmers while conducting a meeting about the ongoing demolition operation in the disputed farmland.
8 Aug 2014 - Clark workers to reach 100,000 mark by 2016CLARK FREEPORT -- Just short of 26,000 workers now, this former American military airbase-turned-industrial hub will reach the 100,000 mark of a strong and growing workforce by 2016.
This was gleaned after the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Marketing Office reported the growth that will continue to generate more than 80,000 jobs within the next five years, and the millions of tax revenues to invest for the future of the Freeport and the country.
8 Aug 2014 - 130 lights installed along MNRPAMPANGA -- At least 130 street lights were installed along a dark portion of the MacArthur Highway or the Manila North Road (MNR) here as of August 6 to safeguard motorists traveling along the busy stretch, San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago said on Wednesday.
In a press conference shortly after his State of the City Address, Santiago said the lights were put from the area near the Greenfields Subdivision, Barangay Sindalan up to Telasbastagan, the village at the boundary of this city and Angeles City.
8 Aug 2014 - P4M San Luis school building nearing completionPAMPANGA -- The construction of the two-storey, four-classroom building at San Luis High School in Barangay Sto. Tomas here will be finished by the end of the month to address the growing number of students and the shortage of classrooms.
Mayor Venancio "Asyong" Macapagal said the P4 million school building was funded by the Local Government Unit (LGU), which allocated P3 million while the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional office awarded P1 million for the said project after the LGU won the Silver Award in the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).
8 Aug 2014 - Solar News Channel opens Kapampangan news programPAMPANGA -- The Solar News Channel aired nationwide on Monday a new Kapampangan current affairs program on entertainment, business, international news, technology, and weather reports.
In an attempt to penetrate Central Luzon viewers, the Kapampangan News is a 30-minute newscast, which produces inspiring stories of national and regional relevance.
8 Aug 2014 - Tapang: Designate municipal disaster, environment officersCLARK FREEPORT – Pampanga Board Member Mike Tapang reiterated his call to officials of municipalities in the province to create permanent positions for their respective disaster and environment officers.
Tapang, president of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Pampanga Chapter, said that they passed a resolution during a recent convention at the Oxford Hotel here to support this move.
8 Aug 2014 - Robbery suspect arrested for illegal possession of firearmsPAMPANGA -- A laborer was arrested recently by police for his alleged involvement in a Tire Factory robbery and possession of an unregistered shotgun and suspected shabu paraphernalia in Pandaguirig Resettlement in this town.
Police Superintendent Jhoanna Rosales, Floridablanca police chief, identified the suspect as Angelito Manabat, 36, a laborer from Block 19, Lot 8, Pandaguirig Resettlement here.
8 Aug 2014 - Subic Freeport firms, schools form ICT councilSUBIC BAY -- A multi-sectoral organization was formed by companies, schools and government agencies involved in information and communications technology here.
The Subic Bay Freeport ICT Advisory Council was formed with lawyer Severo Pastor Jr., manager of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) as labor department president.
7 Aug 2014 - Hundreds of workers displaced by Clark GGLC project rowCLARK FREEPORT -- Hundreds of workers were affected following a dispute between two entities handling the development of the Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) inside the Freeport.
Officials of Peregrine Development International, Incorporated (Peregrine) disclosed that some 180 officers, staff and laborers and about 500 construction workers were laid off after the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC) stopped funding the project.
7 Aug 2014 - Rodriguez’s lone district proposal gets supportPampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez's proposal converting the City of San Fernando into a lone district has drawn support from officials and other stakeholders here.
During the recent public hearing attended by various local government City Councilor Lito Ocampo, chairman of the committee on good governance, explained why there is a need to create a separate congressional district for the city.
7 Aug 2014 - Candaba municipal hall renovation kicks-offPAMPANGA -- Mayor Rene Maglanque announced Thursday the start of the proposed renovation of this town’s municipal hall in the initial amount of P10-million.
Maglanque said that the initial funds were sourced from the office of Senator Lito Lapid.
7 Aug 2014 - Illegal online gambling operation nets 2 KoreansCLARK FREEPORT -- Two Korean nationals were arrested by operatives of the Regional Intelligence Division for illegal gambling operations during a raid at Room 102, Building B, Clarkhills Village, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, recently.
Chief Inspector Melvin Montante, head of the Regional Intelligence Division, identified those arrested as Dongjoon Yoon, 37, and Jawnwoo Bae, 35, both operators of on-line gaming.
7 Aug 2014 - Pampanga police chiefs reshuffledPAMPANGA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) Central Luzon office said it has recently reshuffled police chiefs in Pampanga.
The PNP has assigned new police chiefs for San Fernando, Apalit, and Mexico.
7 Aug 2014 - Widus Hotel announces new casino hall launchCLARK FREEPORT -- A top executive of Widus Hotel has announced the opening of the new site of their casino early next year.
Widus Hotel general manager Alfred Reyes revealed this on Wednesday during the monthly talk show “Talk Widus” sponsored by the Pampanga Press Club.
6 Aug 2014 - 42 Chinese, Taiwanese busted for phone fraudPAMPANGA -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in coordination with the Interpol arrested recently a total of 42 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals in separate raids conducted in two exclusive subdivisions in separate cities.
Through the effect of search warrant 14-020 that was released by Judge Honorio Guanlao Jr. of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 57, the NBI busted two resident houses in Hacienda Royale in Telebastagan, City of San Fernando and Villa Teresa in Angeles City in Pampanga.
6 Aug 2014 - AirAsia to resume Kuala Lumpur-Clark flightsCLARK FREEPORT -- The AirAsia will resume its four times a week flights to Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur-Clark and vice versa -- starting October 17, 2014.
Passengers may book this new route with a base fare promo of P710 only for Clark to Kuala Lumpur beginning today.
6 Aug 2014 - 9 huge aircraft diverted to CRKCLARK FREEPORT -- Nine huge aircraft were diverted to Clark International Airport (CRK) late Tuesday night after a Saudi Airlines Boeing 747 stalled at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Runway 06/24 and caused air traffic congestion.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and CEO Victor Jose Luciano said that wide-bodied aircraft were safely accommodated at the Clark aviation facility.
6 Aug 2014 - Private sector shows support to Angeles traffic officeANGELES CITY – "Our strong partnership with the private sector is a manifestation of our administration’s commitment in providing good public service to our citizens – as such, we extend our gratitude to these people who are supporting us in solving our traffic woes."
Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during Monday's flag raising rites at the city hall, where the Angeles City Traffic Enforcement and Management Office (ACTEMO) received a total of 90 high-visibility "reflectorized” vests from one Dan Palma, a retired American serviceman and private citizen of Angeles.
6 Aug 2014 - Tapang mum on political plansCLARK FREEPORT -- Board Member Mike Tapang, representative of Pampanga councilors in the Provincial Board (PB), refused to categorically state on Wednesday his political plans for the 2016 local elections.
In the first "Talk Widus" press conference at the Widus Hotel and Casino here, Tapang said, "the next elections is still far and what's important is that we work harder for the people."
6 Aug 2014 - 2 nabbed for stealing school computer setsPAMPANGA -- Two men have been arrested after allegedly stealing at least P33,500 worth of computer equipment from a school in Barangay Suclaban, Mexico, police officials said on Monday.
Based on the investigation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) here, the two suspects reportedly busted into the windows of a 6th grade classroom in Suclaban Elementary School at around 11:00 p.m.
6 Aug 2014 - Investors start locating in Sto. TomasPAMPANGA -- Investors and multinational businesses are now starting to flow in Sto. Tomas after observations that the town is now less prone to flooding.
Now constructing and hiring Tomasians, said Mayor Lito Naguit on Wednesday, is Puregold, which is currently building its store along MacArthur Highway in Moras Dela Paz village.
6 Aug 2014 - Popcom holds YAFS forumPAMPANGA -- Some 300 third year and fourth year secondary students, local population officers, guidance counselors, representatives from partner government agencies and Pampanga media from attended Wednesday the Commission on Population's (Popcom) dissemination forum on the results of the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study 4 (YAFS 4).
Popcom Regional Director Eleanor Cura said the forum was meant to inform stakeholders that Central Luzon ranked second in the country with the highest prevalence of pre-marital sex and that the rate of teen pregnancy in its provinces is notable.
6 Aug 2014 - SBMA, SEZ renew pactSUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- Subic EnerZone Corporation (SEZ), the power provider in this Freeport, adopted anew all ambulances of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).
Adopt-an-Ambulance is a part of SEZ’s corporate social responsibility program and the firm added a 25 percent increase to the maintenance allocation for the vehicles, said SBMA chairman Roberto Garcia.
5 Aug 2014 - Village execs, farmers face multiple chargesPAMPANGA -- Multiple charges have been lodged before the court against village officials and farmers who were purportedly linked to the forced entry try into a disputed farmland in Barangay Maimpis, San Fernando.
Anthony Gliban, a security guard from Great Star Security Inc., who was hired by the claimant lawyer Eligio Mallari to secure the demolition premises, filed charges of direct assault, trespassing, and obstruction of justice against Maimpis village chairman Romeo Dizon.
5 Aug 2014 - BIR nets P12.2-B in 7 monthsPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 has registered a P12.2 billion collection for January to July this year marking a three percent increase on their collection from the same quarter last year.
This was bared by Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee, who said that the BIR here is intensifying its revenue initiative measures to further increase collection.
5 Aug 2014 - Santiago: ‘We will not meddle in land dispute’PAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago reiterated Tuesday that the City Government will not meddle in the on-going land dispute at Barangay Maimpis, but would rather workout a win-win settlement between farmers and property claimer lawyer Eligio Mallari.
"We will follow the rule of law. The case is already with the proper court. We will not meddle in the dispute but rather, we would again invite both farmers and the claimant to a dialogue where we would find an amicable solution favorable to them by following due, proper and legal processes," Santiago said.
5 Aug 2014 - Return of financial perks for Angeles cops gets COA nodANGELES CITY -- Good news to the some 500 members of the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO). But members of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) here will have to wait longer –- and hope more -- to re-avail of the P1,000 monthly bonus for each of them given by the City Government for about two decades.
This developed as Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting said Tuesday that the Commission on Audit (COA) local office assured her that they will allow the return of the monthly financial support of City Government to the police.
5 Aug 2014 - MNTC allots P5-B for NLEx wideningPAMPANGA -- The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), operator of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) said on Monday it is ready to spend up to P5 billion for the widening of the highway.
Under the said project, the road will be expanded from the stretch of the Santa Rita exit in Guiguinto, Bulacan to the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
5 Aug 2014 - Sto. Tomas to get P1-M from DolePAMPANGA -- The Municipal Council in this town has successfully lobbied for the release of P1-million from the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) through the assistance of Representative Agapito Guanlao of the Butil Farmers Partylist for the risk reduction program of the town.
Vice Mayor Mark Louie Arceo, presiding officer of the Municipal Council said the council last June passed a resolution to seek the assistance of Butil and the Dole for the salaries of workers who will undertake the clearing operation and clean up of a waterways and canals in the seven barangays.
5 Aug 2014 - Masantol folk get relief, free medical servicesPAMPANGA -- Some 200 residents of Barangay Sagrada Familia here received relief goods and medical services from a combined mission of non-government groups headed by the Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) over the weekend.
RCCP president Lourdes David said that the beneficiaries were from the indigent families of the barangay and have been identified for the free medical services by local officials. The event was participated by the University of the Assumption Outreach, Mirai ni Kibou Foundation and Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA).
4 Aug 2014 - Exec denies hand in demolition rowPAMPANGA -- A village chief here reiterated on Friday that they did not participate at the meeting of the farmers regarding the ongoing demolition operations at the Barangay Maimpis, San Fernando.
Salvador Moya, counsel of property claimant lawyer Eligio Mallari, said Maimpis barangay captain Romeo Dizon urged the farmers to enter the premises of the demolition site, which resulted to a shooting incident.
4 Aug 2014 - Acting guv wants total ban on ‘sirandomeng’ supplierPAMPANGA -- Acting Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda asked the provincial bids and awards committee (PBAC) on Monday to totally ban the supplier of 570 sacks of spoiled rice, which he brought to Tacloban City at the height of super typhoon Yolanda last year.
The acting governor expressed dismay over the recent decision of the PBAC who recommended that DD’s supermarket, the alleged supplier of spoiled rice be banned only as supplier of rice but not for other goods and commodities.
4 Aug 2014 - Police, San Fernando hold online child abuse forumPAMPANGA -- The popularity of the social networking sites has also triggered the significant rise of online child abuse.
This familiar message resonated at the Awareness Seminar on Online Child Abuses organized by the Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-cybercrime unit in cooperation with the Office of the City Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin recently at the City of San Fernando.
4 Aug 2014 - Inspirational book to be launched at HAUANGELES CITY -- Acceptance and Abandonment: Transforming Daily Life, Cion Nepomuceno's Legacy of Faith, Love and Joy will be launched on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Holy Angel University, Angeles City.
The book is a collection of inspirational talks given by Cion Nepomuceno in San Francisco and other Bay Area venues during her residence there of over forty years. Her pioneering efforts led to the establishment of the Women's Branch of Opus Dei in San Francisco in 1978.
4 Aug 2014 - Lazatin leads CSF-PIA 1st ‘kapihan’PAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - Central Luzon culminated the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month with a first ever Kapihan ng Mamamayan (KNM) at Heroes Hall over the weekend.
The Kapihan, which was led by Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Office of Civil Defense Regional Director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chairperson Josefina Timoteo, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Pampanga Provincial Office Information Officer Paulyne Dizon, Department of Social Welfare and Development Pampanga Provincial Action Team Leader Ma. Fe Evaristo, Mines and Geosciences Bureau Chief Geologist Noel Lacadin, San Fernando City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Raymond del Rosario, San Fernando Senior Environmental Management Specialist Marilen Malabanan and San Fernando City Social Welfare and Development Officer Iris Biliwang, also focused on the city’s programs geared towards climate change mitigation.
3 Aug 2014 - Shooting victim appeals for financial aidPAMPANGA -- A man who was shot while holding a meeting about the demolition operations being conducted in a 130-hectare farmland in Barangay Maimpis in San Fernando has appealed for help to cover his hospital and other medical expenses.
Jessie Dela Peña, 50, is one of the five farmers who were recklessly wounded by the security guards of the Great Star Security Services Incorporated.
3 Aug 2014 - PamCham to elect officers September 25PAMPANGA -- The 507 members of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) are set to elect their new set of Board of Directors on September 25, a statement from the chamber said.
"Member companies will once again exercise their right to vote and the privilege to be voted upon in its Election of Board of Directors, its third electoral exercise since its inception in September 2003," the statement said.
3 Aug 2014 - Police Service Day celebrated in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Officers assigned at the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) conducted Sunday various physical activities in line with the celebration of the 113th Police Service Anniversary on August 8.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO3 director, said the activity was composed of Taebo and Zumba exercises followed by a 3-kilometer run and biking around a designated route.
3 Aug 2014 - Santa Rita police hosts medical missionPAMPANGA -- The Santa Rita Municipal Police office hosted a medical and dental mission for 100 undernourished children from the different elementary schools here on Friday at the Sta. Rita West Central School.
Santa Rita police chief Senior Inspector Michael Masangkay said that the activity dubbed as "Ang Kapulisan at Lokal na Pamahalaan ng Sta. Rita ay Magkaagapay sa Pag-aalaga ng Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng mga Anghel ng Kinabukasan” was initiated by the personnel of Sta. Rita Municipal Police Station in collaboration with the municipality through Mayor Yolanda Pindea.
2 Aug 2014 - Guv to officials: Intensify drive vs illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Let us not permit illegal drugs to destroy our children's future."
So said Governor Lilia Pineda on weekend as she appealed to all concerned mayors, police and barangay officials to intensify the drive and help fast track the campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs in Pampanga.
2 Aug 2014 - Petrasanta conducts audit on disaster preparednessPAMPANGA -- Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO-3) director, conducted on Friday a disaster preparedness audit of all units particularly Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel involved in search and rescue operations.
Petrasantra said the disaster preparedness audit was a “showdown inspection” where different kinds of rescue gear and other equipment have been checked, placed on standby alert and made ready to be deployed in any given time and situation.
2 Aug 2014 - CEB flies 8M passengers in 1H 2014CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific flew 8 million passengers from January to June 2014, an increase of about 8.0 percent over 7.5 million passengers flown in the same period last year.
In June 2014, CEB carried 1.3 million passengers, an increase of 9.5 percent over 1.2 million passengers flown in June last year. CEB flights were about 85 percent full during this period.
2 Aug 2014 - Man slain in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Two unidentified armed men gunned down a 25-year-old man in front of his house in Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, on Wednesday.
Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, city chief of police, said the victim identified as Noel Cortez, together with his brother, were preparing a chair in their residence when the suspects arrived.
2 Aug 2014 - Number 1 illegal drugs personalities collaredPAMPANGA -- Virgilio Sicat, 48, a resident of Barangay San Sebastian, San Luis, Pampanga was arrested during a raid.
The raiding team was armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Jonel Mercado of the Regional Trial Court branch 45 of Guagua, Pampanga for the case of illegal drugs with no bail recommended.
2 Aug 2014 - Suspected shabu pusher arrestedPAMPANGA -- Mark Benedict Tobias, 20, a resident of Del Carmen, Quiapo, Manila was arrested during a buy-bust operation at Greenville Subdivision, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, recently.
Tobias was arrested after selling a large heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu to a poseur buyer, Pitallano said.
2 Aug 2014 - Suspected drug pusher nabbedPAMPANGA -- Remegio Guevarra, alias "Dihan", 48, married, of Barangay Calantas, a jeepney driver who is also believed to be a drug pusher was arrested by police recently in the poblacion here.
Rosales said that the suspect was arrested during a buy bust operation conducted by elements of the Floridablanca police in coordination with PDEA 3 agents and Councilor Bonifacio Baluyut, Chairman Peace and Order Committee.
2 Aug 2014 - Former councilor to run for mayor in 2016PAMPANGA -- A former councilor here and close ally of Fourth District Congressman Juan Pablo "Rimpy" P. Bondoc is eyeing the mayoralty seat in the coming May 2016 election.
Former Councilor and Congressional Legislative Staff Johnny "John" Sambo will reportedly run as mayor of Sto. Tomas.
2 Aug 2014 - Groups assail privatization of power, basic utility firmsCLARK FRFEPORT -- The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Central Luzon has assailed the government for privatizing electric and other basic utility firms in the region.
The group claimed that as a result of the Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, Angat dam was sold to a Korean firm K-Water and San Roque dam to Japanese firms Marubeni Corporation.
2 Aug 2014 - DOST opens 2015 SEI scholarship examsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has opened and is now inviting graduating high school students in Central Luzon who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering to take the 2015 undergraduate scholarship exam of the Science Education Institute (SEI) scheduled on September 21.
SEI offers two types of scholarships: Program A or the RA 7687 Scholarship Program and Program B or the Merit Scholarship Program.
1 Aug 2014 - Officials laud Pope Francis for naming new archbishopMABALACAT CITY -- Officials in this city have lauded Pope Francis for appointing Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando.
The people of Mabalacat are proud of the Archbishop-elect, who is a native of this city, said Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales.
1 Aug 2014 - Mabalacat No. 3 most wanted arrestedMABALACAT CITY -- The number three most wanted man in this city was arrested by police operatives recently.
Roberto Abogado, 49, single and a resident of Roxas Street, Barangay Dau in this city has a pending case of Rape under Article 266-A, paragraph 1 (D) of the revised penal code as amended by Republic Act 8353 in CC No. 13-10441.
1 Aug 2014 - LGU, City College lauded for skills-training programCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president and CEO Arthur Tugade hailed the collective efforts of the Mabalacat City College (MCC) faculty and the City Government for producing the third batch of graduates under its "Specialized Training and Employment Program for Underprivileged Persons" (Step-Up) program.
A total of 12 trainees from MCC received certificates from CDC External Affairs Manager, Angelo Lopez, Jr., L&T International Group (Phils) Inc. (LTIGPI) training officer Mark Cunan and MCC vice-president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Eriberta Maglaqui during the culminating ceremony held at the MCC student center, Thursday. The students completed the six-week tutoring lesson on sewing under a Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda)-certified trainor.
1 Aug 2014 - LWUA allots P3.5B for Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) announced on Thursday that the agency has already allotted a total of P3.5 billion for improvement of water services in the region.
The LWUA is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) with a specialized lending function mandated by law to promote and oversee the development of water supply systems in provincial cities and municipalities outside of Metropolitan Manila.
1 Aug 2014 - Rotarians to host medical mission for Masantol folkPAMPANGA -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) will be hosting a medical mission for residents of Barangay Sagrada Familia here in cooperation with the University of the Assumption Outreach, Mirai ni Kibou Foundation and Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA).
RCCP president Lourdes David said that the event is expected to bring much needed medical services to the indigent population of the barangay. She added that the area has become a regular recipient of medical services like check-ups, medicines and dental services from the said groups.
Upcoming events in Balibago
Live Rock'n Roll at Midnight RockEvery Thursday night 8pm onwards with Rockin' Dave.
Manic MondayMay 05 2014 La Bamba
May 12 2014 Lollipop
May 19 2014 Treasure Island
May 26 2014 Rhapsody
Jun 02 2014 Q Bar
Jun 09 2014 Shipwrecked
WOW WednesdayMay 07 2014 Treasure Island
May 14 2014 Shipwrecked
May 21 2014 Rhapsody May 28 2014 Lollipop
Jun 04 2014 LaBamba
Jun 11 2014 Q Bar
Saturday Night FeverApr 05 2014 Rhapsody
Apr 12 2014 Lollipop
Apr 19 2014 La Bamba
Apr 26 2014 Treasure Island
May 03 2014 Lollipop
May 10 2014 La Bamba