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27 May 2015 - Lambat Sibat results to peaceful AngelesANGELES CITY -- Angeles City is generally peaceful because of the effective implementation of a crime-prevention drive dubbed Lambat Sibat, according to police officials.
During a Peace and Order Council meeting chaired by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, police officials here disclosed that cases of robbery and theft went down because of their anti-crime campaign.
27 May 2015 - Towns to experience 10-hour brownout on SaturdayPAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced on Wednesday that parts of Pampanga will experience up to 10 hours of power interruption on Saturday, May 30.
According to NGCP Central Luzon Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz Vidal, the affected areas include Apalit, San Simon, Macabebe, Minalin, Masantol and Sto. Tomas towns.
27 May 2015 - Villar to help city reduce waste, produce more veggiesANGELES CITY -- Senator Cynthia Villar vowed to help Pampanga's only highly urbanized city--Angeles--to reduce solid waste disposal and strengthen food production through organic farming.
In an interview over the weekend, Villar said her home-city of Las Pinas in Metro Manila had managed to reduce at least 75 percent of its solid waste by converting them into organic fertilizer and construction materials on slope protection. She was a former congresswoman of the lone district of Las Pinas and her brother is a long-time mayor of the city.
27 May 2015 - Village chief to beneficiaries: ‘Thank government for 4Ps program’ANGELES CITY --- A village chief in this city has asked beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to thank the national government for implementing the conditional cash transfer program.
Balibago Barangay Chairman Rodelio Mamac issued the statement to some 120 4Ps beneficiaries called to a regular meeting on Tuesday by the city Public Employment and Services Office (Peso) and the city social welfare and development office (CSWDO).
27 May 2015 - iTax to boost revenue collection in CandabaPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Mayor Rene Maglanque launched the provincial government's Integrated Taxation Management System (iTax) in Candaba to boost the high revenue collections of this municipality.
Pineda said high revenues will mean more developments, infrastructure projects, and services delivered to the Candabenos.
26 May 2015 - Mamac not eyeing Angeles mayoralty postANGELES CITY -- A last termer barangay chief here has denied reports that he is eyeing the city's mayoralty seat in the coming 2016 local polls.
Balibago barangay chairman Rodelio Mamac said Tuesday that he is keeping his options open for two positions -- vice-mayor or a seat in the city council.
26 May 2015 - 2 more Pampanga towns embrace iTax programPAMPANGA -- The towns of Porac and Masantol are among the latest to formally embrace the German-made Integrated Taxation Management System (iTAX) that aims to boost local Real Property Tax (RPT) and streamline collection with that of the Provincial Government of Pampanga.
The iTax program in Masantol was launched on Monday while Porac officially launched the program on Tuesday.
26 May 2015 - CARP 'license' to abuses vs farmers – AnakpawisMABALACAT CITY -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list has claimed that the implementation of Republic Act 6657, or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), served as license to human rights violations against farmers who assert their rights to land.
The House committee on human rights disclosed through House Resolutions Nos. 225, 325 and 734 several incidents of abuses.
26 May 2015 - Police ready for opening of classesPAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) is all geared up to provide utmost assistance to students during the opening of classes on June 1.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of PRO3, said that guidelines were already established in accordance with "Implan Ligtas Balik-Eskwela 2015", a directive from the national headquarters that is being conducted annually.
25 May 2015 - Minalin town implements ‘no home birthing’ policyPAMPANGA -- In order to ensure the safety of both mother and child, officials of Minalin town have started the implementation of the Department of Health (DOH)'s "No Home Birthing Policy."
The local government here started to enforce the policy--approved on April 15 this year--which prohibits the delivery of newborns at home by traditional birth attendants or local "kumadronas."
25 May 2015 - Angeles vice mayor donates 2-way radios to cops, traffic aidesANGELES CITY -- Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting has donated 14 units of two-way radios to the city police and traffic management office.
The vice mayor turned over the communication equipment to the city police during the flag-raising ceremony at Camp Tomas J. Pepito in Barangay Santo Domingo Monday.
25 May 2015 - San Simon ready if irrigation is stoppedPAMPANGA -- Despite the forecast that irrigation for Pampanga might be stop as Angat Dam reaches its minimum level, Mayor Leonora Wong said Monday they will not be greatly affected by the situation as they have anticipated and prepared for it.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) first reported that the water level of Angat Dam has reached 181.75 meters above sea level (masl) as of 6:00 a.m. last Tuesday.
25 May 2015 - Local historian's art exhibit to open at Angeles Museum todayANGELES CITY -- Historian and artist Daniel Dizon will be opening a visual art exhibit on Tuesday dubbed "Bilungan Ning Kaselesayan" at the Museo Ning Angeles.
The exhibit will showcase Dizon's prominent works as well illustrations of historical and military themes. The exhibit will also showcase Dizon's illustration of prominent landmarks and historical buildings.
25 May 2015 - CDC reopens improved Clark parade groundsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has formally reopened the newly improved jogging path at the parade grounds over the weekend.
CDC president Arthur Tugade led the formal ceremonies for the reopening of 2.2-kilometer by 2.5 meters width rubberized jogging path.
25 May 2015 - Students get summer job salariesPAMPANGA -- Another batch of college students in San Simon got their salaries for their summer jobs under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) of the local government.
Some 50 students employed at the municipal hall received 60 percent of their salary on Monday worth P3,000. This is apart from the regular disbursement of financial assistance every semester for enrolment.
24 May 2015 - Lawmakers grill LTO on new car platesPAMPANGA -- Senators have questioned the Land Transportation Office (LTO) about its “no plate, no travel” policy and the additional fees covering new standardized car plates.
Under the LTO policy of replacing all vehicle license plates with standardized ones, owners of four-wheeled motor vehicles will have to pay P450 per license plate and motorcycle and tricycle owners P120 each.
24 May 2015 - BIR-Central Luzon to reshuffle examinersPAMPANGA -- The Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is set to reshuffle its examiners in its different revenue districts a few weeks from now.
This was bared by RR-4 OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee who added that the movement is in compliance with the need to move the personnel who have completed their assignment duties. He added that the movement will also help in preventing examiners too "familiar" with the areas and establishments assigned to them.
24 May 2015 - Central Luzon colleges post high tuition hikePAMPANGA -- Private higher education institutions (HEIs) in Central Luzon are among the highest in terms of increase in tuition and other school fees this coming school year.
This as the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) approved the applications of 313 HEIs for increase for School Year 2015-2016.
24 May 2015 - Cop arrested for selling drugsANGELES CITY -- A police officer, who is on absence without official leave (AWOL), was apprehended by elements of the Regional Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (RAIDSOTF) after being suspected of selling methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) to a police asset.
Police Officer 2 Joseph Mallari, was caught inside an hotel room in Barangay Balibago here at dawn yesterday after he allegedly sold several grams of shabu to a woman, who is a confidential operative of the RAIDSOTF.
24 May 2015 - Mabalacat execs solve residual waste problemMABALACAT CITY -- Haulers belonging to a sanitary landfill facility in Clark Special Economic Zone started clearing the city government’s material recovery facility (MRF) of a big volume of residual waste.
This after the local government unit and the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation (MCWMC), operator of the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill in Capas, Tarlac, forged an agreement in line with the city’s waste disposal program.
24 May 2015 - Metro Dental opens at SM City ClarkANGELES CITY -- The Equicom Group of Companies has formally inaugurated its 17th state-of-the-art dental facility at the SM City Clark on Saturday.
Metro Dental, the largest chain of dental clinics in the Philippines, offers digital X-ray, orthodontics, general and pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, root canal therapy, wisdom tooth extraction, teeth whitening, and other services.
23 May 2015 - Airline operators want Clark airport developedCLARK FREEPORT -- The Airline Operators of Thailand, together with the Airline Operators Council of the Philippines, have urged the Philippine government to fully develop Clark International Airport (CRK) in order to attract more carriers and tourists.
Louise Moser, chairman of the Bangkok Airlines Operators Council (BKK AOC), said the development of Clark airport will spur the country’s air traffic and tourism growth.
23 May 2015 - Guv inaugurates 1st permanent evacuation center in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda together with Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman led the inauguration and blessing of the permanent evacuation center in Magalang on Friday.
The Provincial Government, through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), has partnered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the construction of the said facility.
23 May 2015 - Pamintuan to attend 2 major international conferencesANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is set to leave the city to attend two major conferences in Brussels, Belgium and in New York, USA from June 1 to 10.
Pamintuan said that these are new opportunities to learn something from other cities all around the world.
23 May 2015 - San Simon police gets new mobile patrolPAMPANGA -- The peace and order in this town will be felt better by the community as the police office here received a brand new mobile patrol.
The San Simon police station is one of the 18 municipal police stations, which received a brand new 2 x 4 Mahindra Enforcer vehicle from the government.
22 May 2015 - Guv to allot P200-M for K to 12 classroomsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda announced that the Provincial Government will allot P200-million for the construction of 267 classrooms intended for the full implementation of the K to 12 program in 2016.
This was disclosed by the governor in a meeting with the 112 public high school principals in the province held at Benigno Hall, Capitol Compound on Thursday.
22 May 2015 - Villar, Romero to grace 2nd Lechon Festival in AngelesANGELES CITY -- Senator Cynthia Villar and prominent businessman Reghis Romero II, who is a native of this city, are expected to attend the Second Lechon Festival in Barangay Salapungan today, Saturday.
Salapungan barangay captain Reynaldo Malig said Villar, who is pushing for more livelihood and employment opportunities for the Filipinos, will be the guest of honor. He added that Romero "is the other special guest."
22 May 2015 - apanese firms invest P106-M in Clark FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- Two Japanese suppliers of aircraft interiors and components have invested P106 million in this Freeport to expand their business operations.
Jamco Philippines, Inc. (JPI) and its supplier, Show Aircraft Industry Philippines, Inc. (SAIPI) have an actual investment of P96.16 million and P10 million respectively, the Clark Development Corporation said.
22 May 2015 - PAF sets tree planting in Mabalacat villageMABALACAT CITY -- Soldiers belonging to the First Air Division of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) based in Clark Freeport planted on Thursday thousands of Mahogany tree seedlings at Sitio Monicayo Negrito upland village in Barangay Calumpang here.
Second Lieutenant Ferdauzia Santos, division's public information officer, said the tree-planting activity is in line with the PAF's 68th founding anniversary celebration on July 1, 2015.
22 May 2015 - PRO3, hospital forge pact for better health servicesPAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) and Sacred Heart Medical Center (SHMC) officials forged on Thursday an agreement for better health services of the members and personnel of the police force.
The memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing between Dr. Nenita Tan Canlas, president and CEO of SHMC, and Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of PRO3, was held at the conference room of the SHMC in Angeles City.
22 May 2015 - Pamintuan to join international mayors' forumANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan will fly to New York City for the Sixth World Cities Summit (WCS), which will run from June 8 to 10.
Pamintuan will represent Pampanga in the urban city level.
21 May 2015 - Workers file raps versus Clark firmCLARK FREEPORT -- Some 160 sewers and other workers, who were forced to leave their work at a garment factory here, have filed before the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) illegal dismissal charges against a locator in this Freeport.
Abel Cunanan, a sewer and spokesperson of the complainants, said the management of their company – Billerby Corporation, a British company which produced branded shirts, shorts, jackets, sportswear and others – forced them to sign a cessation of employment last month before they were stopped from working.
21 May 2015 - Angeles council approves ordinance regulating use of plastic bagsANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance regulating the use and distribution of plastic bags and polystyrene foam in the city.
The ordinance, also known as "Plastic Bag and Styrofoam Ordinance of Angeles City" is expected to protect the rights of people under a balanced ecology by minimizing plastic waste.
21 May 2015 - Roxas turns over 18 patrol vehicles to Pampanga policePAMPANGA -- For more capability in anti-criminality campaigns, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday turned over 18 patrol vehicles to the Pampanga Police Provincial Office.
Roxas was here for the blessing and turnover of the said vehicles that will be distributed to 18 towns of Pampanga.
21 May 2015 - Kapampangan film nominated in Sanford Film FestivalPAMPANGA -- Maverick filmmaker Jason Laxamana may yet soon add another feather on the growing list of recognitions as his Kapampangan short film USFA, which is competing in the 2015 Sanford International Film Festival (SIFF) in Maine, USA, garnered at least three nominations.
USFA is a short film narrative of a soon-to-be-US-immigrant. After almost a decade of waiting, the main actor's US immigration is finally about to be approved. Excitement has been causing his spirit to fly out of his body every night and travel to Disneyland in California.
21 May 2015 - Masantol okays road, bridge for remote villagePAMPANGA -- A remote Masantol barangay was given funds by the local government led by Mayor Danilo Guinto to construct the much-needed road and bridge.
The municipal government here approved a P500,000 budget for the expansion of the road and construction of pathways and a small bridge in Barangay San Pedro.
21 May 2015 - Pineda lauds Roxas for 18 new patrol carsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda lauded Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II for the 18 new patrol vehicles awarded to the province last Wednesday.
It was learned that a total of 40 vehicles were distributed in Central Luzon the same day, including the other 22 vehicles for the nearby provinces of Zambales and Bataan.
21 May 2015 - Capitol funds 2 Macabebe buildingsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda has funded new facilities in Macabebe to help expand the operations and services of the local government.
Pineda recently approved the release of a P7-million budget for this municipality for the two facilities that are now being constructed beside the municipal hall.
20 May 2015 - 8 lawmakers OK Arroyo house arrest; Palace shrugs off resolutionPAMPANGA -- Eight representatives of the House committee on justice voted the other in favor of the resolution urging the Sandiganbayan to place former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo under house arrest.
The resolution, which passed the committee level on an 8-1 vote, urged the Sandiganbayan to have Mrs. Arroyo transferred to her home in the affluent La Vista subdivision in Quezon City.
20 May 2015 - Filipino lawyer files lawsuit vs Pacquiao teamMABALACAT CITY -- A lawyer, who was born and raised in this city, has filed a lawsuit against the promoter, trainer, and manager of Manny Pacquiao following the Filipino boxer’s fight against American champion Floyd Mayweather.
Lawyer Edgardo Lopez, a native of Barangay Mabiga here who is now based in California, USA, filed the case in behalf of the Filipino Law Group (FLG) against Top Rank Incorporated, Bob Arum, Michael Koncz, and Freddie Roach for perpetrating fraud in the so-called “Fight of the Century.”
20 May 2015 - San Simon mayor invited to international forumPAMPANGA -- Mayor Leonora Wong of this town has been invited to the International Mayors Forum on June 8 to 10 in New York City.
Wong is the only mayor from Pampanga who was invited to join this year's Mayors Forum of the Sixth World Cities Summit (WCS).
20 May 2015 - Angeles vice mayor wants community support for Brigada EskwelaANGELES CITY -- Vice-Mayor Vicente Vega-Cabigting is calling on various sectors of the community here to support the Brigada Eskwela program that kicked-off a few days ago to further make public schools up and ready for the opening of classes this June.
The program, an annual school maintenance week of the Department of Education (DepEd), is held in all public elementary and secondary schools in preparation for the opening of classes.
20 May 2015 - Lubao gets P2.4-M for BUB projectsPAMPANGA -- Lubao town headed by Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab received on Wednesday a check worth P2.4-million from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for its Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) projects.
During the launching of the DILG's Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS) at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in this city, the local government unit was also awarded a P722,000 check for BUB projects, which have already been completed.
20 May 2015 - Suspected drug pusher nabbed in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- The local police here has apprehended a suspected drug pusher who was tagged as one of the wanted persons in the city.
Superintendent Nicolas Torre, town's police chief, identified the suspect as Alvin Garcia Cortez, alias Buro, of South Daang Bakal, Barangay Dau.
19 May 2015 - CIAC lauded for P7.2B budget terminal designCLARK FREEPORT -- An advocacy group has lauded the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) for the completed design of the airport's proposed low-cost carrier passenger terminal.
The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM), which is advocating for the full development of Clark International Airport (CRK), said this development is "one step higher" towards the full utilization of Clark as the country's premier gateway.
19 May 2015 - Pampanga river major source of potable waterPAMPANGA -- The Metropac Water Investments Corporation (MWIC), a subsidiary of Manny Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), and the Apalit municipal government will look into tapping the water of the Pampanga River as a major source of potable water.
This was gleaned in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) recently signed by MPIC president Laurence Rogero and Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr.
19 May 2015 - Pineda: Government vehicles are 'for official use only'MABALACAT CITY -- Governor Lilia Pineda has warned barangay chairmen in Pampanga not to use the barangay vehicles, which were provided by the Provincial Government, for their personal use.
The governor said during a meeting with barangay chairmen of Arayat town recently that the more than 400 vehicles donated to Pampanga villages are "for official use only."
19 May 2015 - BIR forms new committeePAMPANGA -- The Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has formed a committee to run after tax evaders, said RR-4 OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee.
Lee said the move aims to pursue the prosecution and conviction of suspected tax evaders under the Run After Tax Evaders (Rate) program.
18 May 2015 - Laborers remain in the dark on payPAMPANGA -- Workers of the Stronghold Steel Corporation remain in the dark and are still waiting for their separation pay promised them by the management of a firm here believed to be partly owned by Antonio Tiu, an alleged dummy of Vice-President Jejomar Binay.
Laborers of the steel plant, led by its union, continue with their protest in front of the factory for over four months now after the plant ceased operations and shut down last January.
18 May 2015 - CDC records $277-M investmentsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has recorded $277 million committed investments in some 301 projects of locators inside the Freeport.
This was learned from the CDC's Annual Report Management of 2014, where the biggest firm that contributed record high of investments was Capilion Corporate PTE Ltd., a Singapore -based company to develop a mixed-use facility for Business Processing inside this Freeport.
18 May 2015 - Angeles mayor lights candles for HIV/AIDS victimsANGELES CITY – "People with HIV should not be discriminated upon. We cannot look down on them. We should help them think and feel that there is hope."
Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan as he lighted candles for HIV/AIDS victims during the AIDS Candlelight Memorial held Monday at the City Hall.
18 May 2015 - DA sees 3.7 million metric ton increase in CL rice productionPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here is expecting a 3.7 million metric ton increase in palay production this year from last year's 3.4 million metric tons.
This was bared by DA regional director Andrew Villacorta during the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Offices 1 and 3's Rice Achievers Awarding Ceremony at the Widus Hotel and Casino, Clark Free Port Zone, Pampanga recently.
18 May 2015 - Scholars get 2nd semester grantsPAMPANGA -- The municipality of San Simon granted educational assistance to almost 900 students Monday at the municipal covered court.
The local government here, with the initiative of Mayor Leonora Wong and Vice-Mayor Honorato Almario, continues to support the impoverished but deserving Simonians from daycare to college.
17 May 2015 - Old photos on display at Museo Ning Santa RitaPAMPANGA -- Dozens of copies of memorabilia photographs and rare photos of 18th century scenes of this town are now on display at the Museo Ning Santa Rita as organizers opened a public exhibit on Sunday.
The pictures are copies of loan or donated photos under the care of the parish museum. The photos are being displayed as part of the events leading up to the town's fiesta celebration next week.
17 May 2015 - Convert idle lots into parking spaces – PamintuanANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is urging owners of idle properties in the city to consider converting and constructing “pay-parking” spaces.
The mayor said this will help in addressing traffic congestion particularly at the city proper where the heritage district is situated.
17 May 2015 - Kapampangan group holds 6th mission in children's homePAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Ku, Pagmaragul Ku (KKPK), an organization of Kapampangan on Facebook, conducted their sixth social service mission at the Munting Tahanan Ng Nazareth in Mabalacat City over the weekend.
The event was spearheaded by Kapampangans based in the country who brought in donations to the welfare facility.
17 May 2015 - Mabalacat parish to host summer youth festMABALACAT CITY -- The Our Lady of Grace Parish (OLGP) youth ministry is set to host the annual summer youth (SU’YO) festival on May 21 to 23.
With the theme “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”, the festival will be joined by parishes under the Vicariate of the Holy Spirit namely San Rafael Arkanghel Parish, Parish of the Lord’s Resurrection, Immaculate Conception Church, San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, and Christ the Prince of Peace Parish.
17 May 2015 - San Simon records 2 shooting incidentsPAMPANGA -- Despite the implementation of Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Oplan Lambat Sibat, two shooting incidents have transpired here this month.
Station records show two shooting incidents occurred with three persons in the latest case.
17 May 2015 - Slay suspects still at largePAMPANGA -- Local police have waged a manhunt operation against the suspects in the shooting incident that left three people dead.
The incident happened on April 23 but the San Simon police station still has not yet established the identities of the two suspects.
16 May 2015 - CIAC chief: Clark sports complex ‘not yet final’CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) has no commitment yet with regard to the establishment of a sports facility and national training center for athletes inside the aviation complex.
This was stated by Lawyer Emigdio Tanjuatco, CIAC president and chief executive officer, in reaction to a statement issued by an advocacy group claiming that there is conspiracy not to develop Clark airport by crowding it with facilities not related to aviation.
16 May 2015 - Pamintuan to youth: ‘Improve yourselves through education’ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan urged Angeleño youths to look for ways on how to improve their conditions in life through quality education.
The mayor said the city government has improved the City College of Angeles (CCA) in order to give “poor but deserving students” opportunity to obtain a college degree.
16 May 2015 - Mayor wants more discipline on Angeles streetsANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said Saturday that he is aiming to reduce the number of traffic violations here hoping to instill discipline among local motorists.
Pamintuan said that his administration has implemented measures to address the traffic situation in the city adding that while the city is collecting an average of P1-million from traffic fines, he would like to see a drop in the number of violators.
15 May 2015 - Pampanga vows support for K to 12PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government, together with the Pampanga Mayors League (PML), has vowed to support the implementation of the Department of Education (DepEd)'s Senior High School (SHS) Program under the K to 12 curriculum in School Year 2016-2017.
During a forum on the K to 12 Program and Senior High School (SHS) with DepEd Division of Pampanga officials at Capitol on Friday, Governor Lilia Pineda urged mayors to help the DepEd in the preparation for the full implementation of the K-12 program through the augmentation of funds for the construction of classrooms intended for the incoming SHS students.
15 May 2015 - Group lauds Korean airlines for additional flights in ClarkANGELES CITY -- The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM), an advocacy group, which calls for the full development of Clark International Airport (CRK), has lauded the Jin Air for mounting additional flights in Clark.
Businessman Ruperto Cruz, head of PGKM, stated that this is a welcome development. "Akakit na ne ning Jin Air ing potential na ning market keng rota (Jin Air sees the potential market of the route)."
15 May 2015 - New facility to make river water potablePAMPANGA -- The local government in Apalit, in coordination with Metro Pacific Water Investments Corporation (MPWIC), is introducing a new water facility, which will make water from the Pampanga River potable.
Municipal Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr. together with other local officials finally signed a memorandum of agreement with MPWIC on the Apalit Technology Pilot Project.
15 May 2015 - Angeles cops directed to go out into streetsANGELES CITY -- Policemen in this highly urbanized city have been directed to go out into the streets as part of the local government's police visibility and crime prevention program.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, city police officer in charge, said the move significantly reduced the crime volume particularly robbery incidents.
15 May 2015 - Fernandino farmers get farm implementsPAMPANGA -- Hundreds of Fernandino farmers on Friday received various farm implements and equipment to increase their yield and cut costs in their agriculture endeavors.
Some 22 farm machineries and 17 shallow tube wells, along with five complete hand tractors were distributed to the farmers from different parts of the city by the Agriculture and Veterinary Office and Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon at the Central Terminal here.
15 May 2015 - Pampanga towns get BUB budgetsPAMPANGA -- Eight Pampanga towns received their respective budgets for proposed projects in their localities under the Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) approach.
Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II awarded Thursday checks to Bacolor with P1.9 million; City of San Fernando with P2.25 million; Masantol with P1.01 million; and Minalin with the biggest budget at P4.63 million.
14 May 2015 - Group defends Delfin LeeANGELES CITY -- A movement, which is calling for the immediate release of detained Globe Asiatique (GA) owner Delfin Lee free, described as unfair the allegations made against the property developer.
Former Salapungan barangay chairman Robert Yeen, head of the Free Delfin Lee Movement, said that it is grossly unfair and unjust to accuse Lee of defrauding the Xevera subdivision residents and buyers.
14 May 2015 - Roxas opens Candaba hospitalPAMPANGA -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel Roxas II, together with Mayor Rene Maglanque formally opened Thursday the P32-million Candaba Municipal Infirmary Hospital, which is now ready to address the healthcare concerns of thousands of residents here and nearby towns.
Roxas said the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) through his coordination with PCSO General Manager Ferdinand Roxas donated a brand new ambulance for the hospital.
14 May 2015 - Jin Air makes Clark flights dailyCLARK FREEPORT -- Jin Air, a South Korea budget carrier, has made its flights in Clark International Airport (CRK) daily in a bid to improve the availability of flights between the two countries.
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) lauded the airlines’ move saying it expected to boost passenger volume this year.
14 May 2015 - Pelco 3 exec: DOE warning on power crisis a precautionPAMPANGA -- The power crisis announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) is merely a precaution and a forecast, said a top executive of Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (Pelco 3).
"It is just a precaution for the upcoming large demands of consumer for this summer," said Pelco 3 Officer-in-Charge Maria Elizabeth Urbano.
14 May 2015 - Presidential awards for career execs opens nominations in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Career Executive Service Board (CESB) is still accepting nominations for the 2015 Presidential Gawad Career Executive Service Awards in Central Luzon as it also entertains nominations for career executives in government all over the country.
State workers who are Career Executive Service Officers (CEO/CESOs) or third level eligible Career Executive Service Eligibles (CESE) or Career Service Executive Eligibles (CSEE) who are presidential appointees and are appointed to CES positions may be nominated for the award.
14 May 2015 - DepEd releases partial list of schools that will offer SHSPAMPANGA -- A total of 478 schools in Central Luzon that will implement the Senior High School (SHS) Program in SY 2016-2017 have been identified, after a partial list was formally released by the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office in Pasig City.
The announcement is part of the continuous preparations for the full implementation of the K to 12 program.
14 May 2015 - Angeles senior citizens cheer to fitnessANGELES CITY -- The Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) here recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of one of its programs that brings health and wellness to lolos and lolas in the city.
Over 200 senior citizens from different barangays gathered Thursday at the Marquee Mall Activity Center for OSCA's "Lakas Sigla Para kay Lolo at Lola" mass aerobics event.
14 May 2015 - Kapampangan students in TOSP searchFour Kapampangan students have made the cut in the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) Central Luzon Regional Search as the RFM Foundation and partners recently named the winners to this year's search.
Those who made the cut include Ian Jof Mercado from Mary the Queen College (Pampanga), Jairenz Batu and Kathleen Kaye Tiglao from Holy Angel University, and Kevin de Leon from Republic Central Colleges.
13 May 2015 - New Clark Airport remains to be seenCLARK FREEPORT -- An advocacy group calling for the full development of Clark International Airport (CRK) stated that the plan of the national government to construct a new low-cost terminal here "remain to be seen."
The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM), headed by businessman Ruperto Cruz, issued the statement in reaction to a recent report that the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) approved the P7.2 billion Clark airport budget terminal.
13 May 2015 - Sto. Tomas villages unite for solid waste managementPAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas Mayor Joselito Naguit said Wednesday that the town's seven villages have joined hands to enhance solid waste management through proper segregation and recycling of garbage.
Naguit said that residents and leaders of barangays Moras De La Paz, Poblacion, San Bartolome, San Matias, San Vicente, Santo Rosario (Pau) and Sapa (Santo Niño) have become aware and are now practicing segregation and recycling as they await the full realization of the materials recovery facility (MRF) located near the tail dike.
13 May 2015 - 2 female drug pushers nabbedPAMPANGA -- Two suspected female pushers were arrested in a drug sting by elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at Robinson Starmills, San Fernando Bus Terminal on Tuesday.
PDEA-Central Luzon director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the suspected drug peddlers as Fatima Samporado, 35; and Mauli Rico, 35, both residents of Arlegui, Quiapo, Manila.
13 May 2015 - Pyestang Fernandino to highlight local products in agri-trade fairPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando will highlight its locally made products in the upcoming Pyestang Fernandino Agro-Industrial Trade Fair on May 20 to 24 along A. Consunji Street here hoping to bring more attention to its crafts and products.
City Tourism and Investment Officer Ching Pangilinan said that the fair will also draw attention to 50 exhibitors of different crafts, products and even food delicacies.
12 May 2015 - Angeles police acquire bicycles for beat patrolANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City police office has acquired an initial of eight bicycles which will be used in beat patrol and police community relation by select police officers.
Senior Superintendent Eden P. Ugale, officer in charge of the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO), said they were able to procure the bikes after their successful conduct of a duathlon in Clark Freeport on Sunday.
12 May 2015 - Capitol grants P780,000 to 312 PWDsPAMPANGA -- The provincial government distributed yesterday a total of P780,000 financial assistance for the schooling of 312 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) from the 18 towns of the province.
The distribution was led by provincial Board Members Crisostomo Garbo, Rosve Henson, Cherry Manalo, Arthur Salalila, Joseph Anthony Torres, Ferdinand Labung, Salvador Dimson, Jr. in coordination with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).
12 May 2015 - CDC to remit P400-M to national governmentCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) said Tuesday that it is set to remit a total of P400 million representing cash dividends to the national government.
In a press statement, the CDC said that it will be remitting the amount to the Bureau of Treasury in celebration of the "GOCC Day" (Government Owned and Controlled Corporation) in Malacañang this week.
12 May 2015 - April quarry collections reach P28.6-MPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) reported P28,600,000 in quarry revenues for the month of April, as the former remains optimistic of the good performance of the quarry industry in the coming months.
The collection is only slightly lower than the previous year's collection of P29,140,000 but higher than the collections of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Quarry collections from July 1, 2010 to May 5 of this year have reached P1,369,205,000. Weighing scale fees for Pampanga has also reached P2.1 million.
12 May 2015 - Scholars to receive 2nd semester grantsPAMPANGA -- Almost a thousand college students in San Simon will receive their scholarship grants under the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and READ (Reaching, Empowering and Aspiring the Differently-Abled Simonians) programs on May 18.
Mayor Leonora Wong, in coordination with the other local government units, continues to give financial aid to 800 qualified college students of San Simon.
12 May 2015 - Northern Mindanao goes to Central LuzonANGELES CITY -- People in Central Luzon will have the opportunity to take a glimpse of products, tourist spots, and culture from different ethnic groups in Northern Mindanao, which consist of nine cities within five provinces.
This is through an exposition dubbed Pasundayag 2015 spearheaded by Northern Mindanao, which will run from May 11 to 17 at SM City Clark.
12 May 2015 - Water shortage irks Masantol folksPAMPANGA -- Residents in different barangays of Masantol have been complaining about the water supply interruption, which started first week of May.
Five barangays here--Poblacion, San Isidro Talba, Mambang, San Nicolas and Palimpe--have been suffering from the insufficient water supply that they are receiving from the Masantol Water District (MWD).
11 May 2015 - Exec urges SM to ‘retain’ part of Paskuhan VillagePAMPANGA -- San Fernando Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin urged Monday SM Supermalls to retain at least a part of the original function of Paskuhan Village adding that the facility was meant to promote the lantern industry in this capital city and promote local tourism.
However, Lazatin was quick to note that this remains as a recommendation as the city government has to get "a clear statement from SM that it has indeed purchased the said property."
11 May 2015 - Pyestang Fernandino celebrations kick-offPAMPANGA -- The grand and culturally festive Pyestang Fernandino 2015 kicked-off Monday with the official unveiling of festivity schedules and press conference with committee officers at the City Hall here.
Mayor Edwin Santiago said that the event is a yearly thanksgiving and a way of uniting all the different sectors of the city.
11 May 2015 - 232 elderly Simonians receive social pensionPAMPANGA -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday gave senior citizens of San Simon town their pensions under the Social Pension of Indigent Senior Citizens program.
Some 232 elderly received their social pension from the local government headed by the DSWD and Mayor Leonora Wong.
11 May 2015 - Bill renaming NLEx passes House committee levelPAMPANGA -- House Bill 4820 filed by Nueva Ecija Representative Magnolia Rosa-Nadres, which aims to rename the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to President Corazon C. Aquino Expressway (CAEx) has passed the committee level at the House of Representatives.
"If favorably passed into law, it will constantly remind us of the noble deeds of the late President especially for the poor, and inspire our people to emulate her example of selfless service to the nation while her exceptional courage and leadership gave hope and united the Filipino people at a critical time in the country's history," the lawmaker said.
11 May 2015 - Small entrepreneurs get capital seed assistancePAMPANGA -- The municipality of San Simon in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) awarded capital seed assistance to six indigent entrepreneurs of San Jose Monday.
Under the program Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (LPRAP) of the municipality, additional six members of the SEA Kaunlaran Association in San Jose village were granted P5,000 each to help them start or fund their existing businesses.
10 May 2015 - Celebrate Mothers Day everydayANGELES CITY -- “Mothers Day should be celebrated everyday to show our parents that we treasure them.”
Councilor Maricel Morales said this during the 8th Gawad Sa Marangal at Ulirang Ina held at SM City Clark where some 29 mothers from different villages here were honored and awarded for their exemplary service to their respective families as well as to the community.
10 May 2015 - CDC shows good financial standingCLARK FREEPORT -- State-owned Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has continued to improve on its business developments and financial standing, showing strong performance in revenues, investments, and other economic indicators.
This was reported by Evangeline Tejada, CDC vice-president for business development and enhancement group during Talk Widus, a monthly forum of the Pampanga Press Club (PPC) at Widus Hotel and Casino here.
10 May 2015 - Apung Ceto leads 104th founding anniversary of Macabebe chapelPAMPANGA -- The narrow halls of San Gabriel chapel were filled with people as San Fernando Archbishop Emeritus Paciano "Apu Ceto" Aniceto celebrated a mass here as part of the 104th foundation of Macabebe's chapel.
“I was invited here by the parish priest Reverend Monsignor Mario Ramos,” said Apung Ceto.
10 May 2015 - Aetas to get restrooms from Quota PampangaPAMPANGA -- Three aeta tribes residing inside the Barangay Planas resettlement community here will be given building complete with toilet and hygiene facilities through the initiative of Quota International of Pampanga.
The single level building composes of three bathrooms complete with toilets.
10 May 2015 - Santa Rita fiesta celebration kicks offPAMPANGA -- This town will mark the start of a nine-day novena for its fiesta on May 22 with a march around the Santa Rita Parish church here on Tuesday with parishioners from different barangays of the parish.
The tradition, started more that 25 years ago, features the participation of different barangays covered by the parish.
9 May 2015 - Neda board ‘yet to approve’ P7.2B Clark airport terminalCLARK FREEPORT -- The board of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has yet to approve the P7.2-billion budget terminal of Clark International Airport (CRK).
This was clarified by Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Emigdio Tanjuatco III amid reports that the Neda board had already approved the project.
9 May 2015 - 'Bukas Kotse' gang member arrestedPAMPANGA -- A suspected member of the "Bukas Kotse" gang was arrested while his cohorts managed to escape during a police operation conducted in Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando on Saturday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the arrested suspect as Johnny Roja, 50, a resident of Tondo, Manila.
9 May 2015 - Free internet boosts Smart revenues – PLDTANGELES CITY -- The revenues of Smart Communications has been boosted by the free mobile internet access the telecommunication company provided to its subscribers from September 2014 to February 2015.
This was learned from Smart's parent firm, Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company (PLDT), that said the move has boosted rather than dampen the growth in mobile internet revenues in the first quarter of the year.
9 May 2015 - Brothers nabbed for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Brothers suspected to be notorious drug personalities were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Dila-bila, Sta. Rita, Pampanga, recently.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified those arrested as Russel, 20, Ramil, 38, and Renan, 34, all surnamed Pineda and residents of Zone 7 in Barangay Dila-Dila.
8 May 2015 - Issues up in K+12 conference SaturdayANGELES CITY -- Stakeholders here will now be able to air their concerns as well as learn on what government is doing for the effective implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program during the meeting and conference scheduled today at the Angeles Elementary School.
Conference organizers said that the forum aims to address questions and doubts on the new curriculum and fully discuss the support programs set by government.
8 May 2015 - Green forum to highlight current energy situationANGELES CITY -- A clean energy forum, which is scheduled Saturday at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall is expected to highlight the country's current energy situation.
Navitas Asia Pacific, in cooperation with its Direct Energy Partner, Web of Life, will conduct the forum, which starts at 9 a.m. at the church hall.
8 May 2015 - Cops probe couple's 'suicide'PAMPANGA -- Police are now thoroughly investigating the alleged suicide of a couple in their residence in Barangay San Nicolas, Sta. Ana, Pampanga yesterday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the fatalities as Elmer Balajadia, 27, and his wife Aisa Sigua-Balajadia, 31, both of the said barangay.
8 May 2015 - Exhibit of historic photos opens May 12PAMPANGA -- Young and old residents of Santa Rita, as well as history buffs and photography enthusiasts, will have a chance to see copies of old photographs chronicling the parochial life of this confectionery town in an exhibit of memorabilia photographs at the Museo ning Parokya ng Santa Rita on May 12.
The event will formally open with a solemn blessing by Parish Priest Msgr. Abelardo Basilio. The event is expected to be attended by parish officials and local executives. The event features a collection of copies of old photographs that are now under the care of the parish museum.
8 May 2015 - Mabalacat PWDs undergo sign language seminarMABALACAT CITY -- The city government has conducted a seminar on basic sign language for officers and members of the Mabalacat Federation of Persons with Disability (PWD).
Mayor Marino Morales said the seminar is aimed at teaching the group on how to communicate with other physically challenged hearing and speech impaired individuals.
7 May 2015 - Rodriguez wants hero's day moved to February 19PAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez has moved for the change in the commemoration of the heroism of martyred former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Jose Abad Santos with proposed commemorations set on February 19, the hero's birth date instead of the contentious May 7 date of death.
Rodriguez made this announcement during the 73rd death anniversary of the Kapampangan hero at Heroes Hall on Thursday. Rodriguez had filed House Bill 05050 with the hope of making February 19 of each year as "Jose Abad Santos Day" and a special nonworking holiday for Pampanga.
7 May 2015 - CAAP restores Clark airport navigation equipmentCLARK FREEPORT -- The Civil Aviation Authority of Philippines (CAAP) has restored Clark airport's Doppler Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR), which was destroyed by lightning during a thunderstorm Monday night.
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) stated that CAAP issued Thursday morning a Notice to Airmen (Notam) advising all concerned that the VOR of Clark International Airport with International Air Transport (IATA) code CRK has resumed normal operations.
7 May 2015 - Angeles commemorates Abad Santos martyrdom, heroismANGELES CITY -- In a fitting tribute to his martyrdom and heroism, the local government here, headed by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, held a wreath laying ceremony honoring the former chief justice Jose Abad Santos in his 73rd death anniversary.
The ceremony was held Thursday morning at the Museo ning Angeles in Barangay Sto. Cristo, this city.
7 May 2015 - Environment group sets renewable energy forumANGELES CITY -- The Web of Life, in cooperation with Sagip Sapang Balen Environmental Advocacy and Navitas Asia Pacific, has set a forum on renewable energy.
The forum dubbed Mayap A Aldo, A Clean Energy Forum, scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on May 9 at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, is in response to the power crisis the country is experiencing.
7 May 2015 - Dozens flock to career expo at MarQuee MallANGELES CITY -- Dozens of jobseekers from this highly urbanized city and neighboring areas flocked on Thursday to the Career Expo 2015 hosted by Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting at MarQuee Mall.
Vega-Cabigting led the event that was participated by 10 large business process outsourcing companies and a couple of local companies.
6 May 2015 - Clark airport night flights suspendedCLARK FREEPORT -- Numerous flights in Clark International Airport (CRK) were affected as airport officials were forced to suspend landing and take-off of aircraft in the absence of a Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) which was struck by a lightning during a thunder storm Monday night.
As of Wednesday, technicians belonging to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) are still repairing the VOR, which is used by aircraft approaching and departing at night.
6 May 2015 - Angeles official files anti-bullying ordinanceANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo Lazatin recently filed an ordinance that would prevent bullying among students.
Many students are still experiencing bullying despite the enactment of Republic Act No. 10627 or the "Anti-Bullying Act of 2013", which requires all elementary and secondary schools to adopt policies to prevent and address the acts of bullying in their institutions, according to Lazatin.
6 May 2015 - Cops to get skills training from TesdaPAMPANGA -- Personnel of the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) will soon get free skills training from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).
This came after Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of PRO3, forged on Monday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Tesda-Central Luzon Regional Director Teodoro Gatchalian.
6 May 2015 - Pelco I: Brownouts in Magalang, Mexico due to NGCP’s insulatorPAMPANGA -- The electric power interruption that transpired Monday night in the towns of Magalang and Mexico were caused by a damaged insulator along the Mexico-Clark 69kV line in Mabalacat City of the National Grid Corporation (NGCP) that tripped around 6 p.m.
The said information was disclosed by the NGCP to the Pampanga I Electric Cooperative Inc. (Pelco I) which was one among the other electric cooperatives in the province that were hit by the electric power supply outage.
5 May 2015 - Lightning destroys Clark navigational equipmentCLARK FREEPORT -- The Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) of Clark International Airport (CRK) was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm Monday night.
This prompted airport authorities to divert at least eight aircraft to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
5 May 2015 - Rape-slay suspect nabbedMABALACAT CITY -- The city police have identified the suspect in the rape and slaying of a six-year-old girl in Northville 16, Barangay Atlu-Bola here.
Superintendent Nicolas Deloso Torre III, Mabalacat City police chief, named the suspect as Jay-Ar Dela Cruz, 30, a resident of Barangay Atlu Bola.
5 May 2015 - Subic locator counsel: Condotel take-over 'deceitful'SUBIC FREEPORT -- The legal counsel of Freeport Elite Resort Inc. (FERI) deplored Tuesday the alleged "deceitful tactic" in the take-over of Ocean Condotel here last April 1.
FERI counsel Wilfrido Mangiliman reiterated a "forcible entry" case against Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and its favored Korean locator.
5 May 2015 - Probe urged on CDC, CIAC subsidy to Clark balloon festivalCLARK FREEPORT -- A movement calling for the development of Clark has asked the Commission on Audit (COA) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct an investigation on the alleged irregular subsidy of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) amounting to an average of P3.5 million annually.
The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM), headed by businessman Ruperto Cruz, wrote two separate letters to the COA Chairman Michael Aguinaldo and BIR Commissioner Kim Henares, which revealed the alleged anomalies like the unliquidated public funds used in the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival inside the Freeport.
5 May 2015 - Town honors former cop chiefPAMPANGA -- Santo Tomas officials honored its former chief of police Chief Inspector John Clark with a town resolution recognizing his performance as the town's top officer and his initiatives during his almost two year stint here.
Clark was presented with a copy of municipal council Resolution 105 during the after the morning flag raising ceremonies led by Mayor Joselito Naguit. The resolution was approved and supported by all town officials.
5 May 2015 - 2 snatchers slain in San Fernando shootoutPAMPANGA -- Two motorcycle-riding armed men who snatched the shoulder bag of a businesswoman were slain during a police operation along the Paskuhan Village road in Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando, over the weekend.
Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, City of San Fernando chief of police, said that the suspects snatched the bag of Sarah Maria Santos, 35, while she was seated at the Gloria Jeans Café located at Northwalk 2 along Jose Abad Santos Avenue, also in Barangay Dolores.
4 May 2015 - LTO starts inventory of delayed car platesPAMPANGA -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Central Luzon started Monday the inventory of delayed car plates for newly registered four-wheeled vehicles to address the backlog that caused an uproar in the implementation of the "no plate, no travel policy" last April 1.
LTO Operations Division Officer-in-Charge Narciso Maniacup told Memorandum 2015-012 dated April 29 from LTO Regional Director Marina De Jesus, noted by Department of Transportation and Communications Assistant Secretary Alfonso Tan, Jr. stipulates the turn-over of functions in the approval of all new registration transactions, which similarly signals the inventory of the reported 5,000-plate backlog in the region.
4 May 2015 - Same suspect may be involved in 2 town hall robberiesPAMPANGA -- Bacolor Mayor Jose Maria Hizon said Monday that the suspect in the robbery and break-in at the municipal treasurer's office here is also a suspect in similar incident in a municipality in La Union.
Hizon said that investigation made by the local police showed that the lone suspect also divested the treasurer’s office of a town hall in La Union, which he did not identify, a few weeks ago. He added that the mayor of the said town did not report the incident to authorities.
4 May 2015 - Billions of pesos endorsed for Central Luzon government budgetsPAMPANGA -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) has passed resolutions endorsing billions of pesos for proposed increased budgets of government offices in Central Luzon for the year 2016.
The proposed budgets include that of the Department of Public Works and Highways- P28.22-billion; National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) – P3.5-million; Department of Agriculture- P2.04- billion; National Irrigation Administration (NIA) --P3.05- billion; and NIA Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems- P2.19-billion.
4 May 2015 - Students get ‘Tulong Dunong’ assistancePAMPANGA -- Thousands of Fourth District college students in have received first semester 2015 financial assistance under the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)'s "Tulong Dunong" Program, coursed through the office of Pampanga Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc.
Bondoc's chief of staff, Pol Balingit, told 100 checks are now available for claim at the office of the solon here for beneficiaries who have not received their grants yet.
4 May 2015 - ‘Knocked out’ signal irks Pacquiao-Mayweather bout viewersPAMPANGA -- A number of pay-per-view subscribers excited to watch the "Fight of the Century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. expressed Sunday disappointment when transmission signals were abruptly cut-off just before the actual bout in Las Vegas started.
Subscribers who were hit by the sudden loss of signal across the city and some from the neighboring towns in Pampanga complained of the sudden disconnection which affected other pay-per-view sites to as far as Metro Manila, according to a cable broadcast technical expert as the historic fight was going on.
4 May 2015 - 7th Organic Trading Post launched in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Central Luzon provinces, especially Pampanga, Bulacan and Tarlac can now avail of agriculture produce from Zambales all year round as the Department of Agriculture (DA) here formally launch recently the 7th Organic Trading Post (OTP) in Banowatamo Complex.
The OTP, which was launched in partnership with the local government unit of Botolan, Zambales, is similar to a Barangay Food Terminal (BFT) where agricultural products such as rice and other high value crops are displayed but only organically grown products are allowed.
4 May 2015 - 'Fight of the Century' cleared busy roadsPAMPANGA -- The ever-busy and crowded streets were traffic-less Sunday as people are tuned to the long-awaited "Fight of the Century".
Local officials have been doing things to lessen the traffic in the vicinity of the town's public market and Sunday seemed like a dream come true to them.
4 May 2015 - Pampanga stops for Pacquio fightPAMPANGA -- Sunday morning has virtually gone to a halt as Kapampangans rushed home to watch the Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout in what was dubbed to the be the fight of the century at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
People also trooped to free live streaming of the fight in public covered courts sponsored by local officials. People who were scheduled to attend Mass on Sunday even attended the Saturday anticipated Masses to afford themselves of enough time to watch the fight the next day.
4 May 2015 - Tapang: Pacquiao fight reminds Kapampangans of Filipino pridePAMPANGA -- Board Member Mike Tapang said the recent fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao has a positive effect on Kapampangans as each bout of the Filipino champion brings together people from all walks of life, promotes a sense of camaraderie and uplifts the Filipino pride.
American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0) remained undefeated after he beat Manny Pacquiao in their megafight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday but Tapang said the Kapampangans saw in Pacquiao as a professional sportsman even in the face of defeat.
4 May 2015 - Korean firm opens world-class hotel in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- A Korean corporation has opened on Saturday the P200-million world-class Xenia hotel inside the Freeport.
Son Bong Sam, president Xenia Hotel, said they decided to put up their first hotel with 200 rooms in Clark because of the area's business and tourism potential.
3 May 2015 - Toll firm prepares for NLEx-SCTEx linkMABALACAT CITY -- The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) has started putting up temporary entry and exit toll booths every weekend in at least three areas in this city in preparation for the upcoming integration of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).
The experimental move aimed at conditioning motorists of the NLEX-SCTEX linking however created a monstrous traffic jam at the Santa Ines exit on Friday, which irked thousands of travelers.
3 May 2015 - Hired on the spot up 88% in Labor Day job fairsPAMPANGA -- The placement rate in the recent Labor Day job fairs here registered an 88.7 percent increase as a total of 2,475 applicants were hired-on-the-spot (HOTS) in the said events all over Central Luzon.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Ana Dione said that this represented a placement rate of 23.52 percent for the 10,525 qualified applicants or 3.52 points above the 20 percent target.
3 May 2015 - Angeles hosts NCCA's 'Yugyugan' dance rallyANGELES CITY -- Hundreds of dance artists from Pampanga recently trooped to this city's Heritage District in Barangay Sto. Rosario to join performing arts groups from all over Philippines in drumming up awareness on cultural heritage preservation.
The dance rally, dubbed "Yugyugan Para sa Kultura ng Bayan", is spearheaded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to raise consciousness on preserving culture and tradition through a "dance rally".
3 May 2015 - Charity clinic provides hope for indigent momsPAMPANGA -- Indigent pregnant women are being invited by the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) to avail of free maternal care services with its new charity clinic as the foundation reported of nine successful deliveries and 187 pre-natal examinations as of April this year.
KDF Trustee Sylvia Ordonez said that the facility is a beacon of hope and an inspiration of the setting of similar facilities in towns and villages needing of free maternal services. The charity maternity clinic is located at the Jesus A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) in Barangay San Vicente of this town.
2 May 2015 - Pamintuan: Address impending Metro Clark water shortageCLARK FREEPORT -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has stressed the need to address the looming water shortage in the Metro Clark area.
The mayor issued the statement during a meeting with officers and members of the Capampangan in Media Incorporated (CAMI) at the Bahay Balita inside the Freeport Friday.
2 May 2015 - Bacolor mayor offers P100,000 reward for arrest of suspect in town hall burglaryPAMPANGA -- Bacolor Mayor Jose Maria Hizon has offered a P100,000 cash reward for information leading to the identification of those responsible for the break-in and robbery inside the municipal town hall recently.
Hizon said that the police have a photo of one of the suspects who entered the Treasurer's Office and carted away P500,000 cash and other valuables.
2 May 2015 - On Labor Day: Workers’ demand P16,000 national minimum wageMABALACAT CITY -- As Filipino workers celebrate Labor Day on Friday, various people's organizations demand for a P16,000 national minimum wage.
The wage increase demand was echoed by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) under the All Workers' Unity.
30 Apr 2015 - Cop busted for drugsANGELES CITY -- A police officer and his cohort were busted along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga on Wednesday after attempting to escape a buy-bust operation by anti-narcotics operatives.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3), said Inspector Roger Ocampo, 37, presently assigned at the Regional Anti-Illegal Special Operation Task Group III (RAIDSOTG) and Sharmaine Matic, 25, both residents of Madapdap Resettlement, Mabalacat City were arrested by joint operatives of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation Task Group of Camp Crame, and Angeles City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group.
30 Apr 2015 - JASA pedestrian overpass finally openedPAMPANGA -- Hounded by controversies and disagreements over its location and construction, the P11-million, 52.6-meter long and two-meter wide steel truss pedestrian overpass along east Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) here was finally opened to the public on Thursday morning.
Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez said the completion of the Korean-fund assisted overpass will now avert the loss of lives due to accidents along the widened avenue and bring convenience to employees of surrounding business establishments.
30 Apr 2015 - SBMA execs face raps over illegal takeover of condotelSUBIC BAY -- Officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), including SBMA Chairman and Administrator Roberto Garcia, were charged before the Ombudsman with grave misconduct and grave abuse of authority in connection with the alleged illegal takeover of a condotel here on April 1.
Documents obtained earlier this week named the respondents in an administrative case before of the Office of the Ombudsman for Luzon for grave misconduct and grave abuse of authority are: Garcia; Randy Escolango, deputy director for legal affairs; Von Rodriguez, legal department manager; Ruel John Kabigting of the regulatory monitoring unit; and Orlando Maddela Jr., chief of the law enforcement department.
30 Apr 2015 - Masantol gets new birthing stationPAMPANGA -- A new birthing and lying-in clinic was opened to the public by the Municipal Government here on Wednesday.
The new dual-function facility is located right beside the municipal office of the town. The clinic will offer several services such as ante-natal care, safe birth with skilled attendance and post-partum.
29 Apr 2015 - Mabalacat mayor: Protect, serve PWDsMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino Morales urged City Government employees to serve and protect physically challenged individuals or persons with disability (PWDs).
Morales directed the local government offices including PWD Affairs Office, Rural Health Units, and Social Welfare to continue implementing programs for the disabled.
29 Apr 2015 - Neda lauded for approving P7.2-B Clark airport fundsCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio Tanjuatco III has expressed gratitude to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) for approving the P7.2 billion budget passenger terminal in Clark International Airport (CRK).
Tanjuatco at the same time expressed gratitude to Representative Joseller Guiao (Pampanga, 1st dstrict) for supporting the development of the Clark Airport.
29 Apr 2015 - Angeles joins simultaneous dance rally for cultureANGELES CITY -- This highly urbanized city is among the key cities who joined in Wednesday's simultaneous dance rally in a bid to promote the country's heritage sites as the country also celebrates International Dance Day and National Dance Week.
The event dubbed "Yugyugan para sa Kultura ng Bayan" was held here in front of the Plaza Angel in the middle of the city's heritage district. The event was also held in various locations including Baguio City, Cebu City, Iloilo City, Cagayan de Oro City, Batangas City, and Manila (Rizal Park).
29 Apr 2015 - Apalit conducts People’s DayPAMPANGA -- Local officials of Apalit have been reaching out to their constituents by conducting "People's Day" in the different barangays of the town.
Recently, the municipal government, along with the Kapampangan Development Foundation resumed its "People's Day" program in Barangay Colgante.
29 Apr 2015 - Morales to MCWD: ‘Continue providing safe, potable water’MABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino Morales urged Wednesday the Mabalacat City Water District (MCWD) to continue providing quality service by producing safe and potable water for its consumers.
Morales issued the statement during the 37th year celebration of the MCWD, which coincided with the blessing and inauguration of the water firm’s new building yesterday.
29 Apr 2015 - Parish continues churchyard project despite NCCA callPAMPANGA -- The recent "visit" of a technical inspector from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) proved futile as officials of the Santa Rita de Cascia Parish have pushed through with their churchyard project, which is now 80 percent complete.
This, as an NCCA representative had visited the project last week and asked that construction be halted until an evaluation and recommendations from the NCCA are forwarded to the parish.
29 Apr 2015 - Tesda training center inaugurated in MasantolPAMPANGA -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) unveiled to the public Wednesday a new training center at Holy Child of Mary College (HCMC) here.
Through the initiative of Mayor Danilo Guinto, a training institute was opened to the community to help indigents acquire skills that will help them in their living.
28 Apr 2015 - Bacolor police face raps over town hall burglaryPAMPANGA -- Members of the Bacolor police are facing administrative charges for alleged lapses and negligence after the robbery break-in at the town hall here last weekend.
The burglars, who remained unidentified, carted away P500,000 cash stashed at the safety vault of the Treasurer’s Office located just a floor above the police station.
28 Apr 2015 - Bacolor cops face chargesPAMPANGA -- Members of the Bacolor police led by Chief Inspector Romeo Balubal, Jr. are now facing administrative charges for alleged lapses and negligence after the robbery break-in at the town hall here last weekend where burglars carted away P500,000 cash stashed at the safety vault of the Treasurer's Office located just a floor above the police station.
This was disclosed by Pampanga Provincial Police Office Director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., who has put under investigation Balubal and three of his men who were on duty at the time of the robbery.
28 Apr 2015 - P100,000 bounty up for arrest of rape-slay suspectMABALACAT CITY -- Officials here have set a P100,000 reward for the capture of the suspect in the brutal killing of a six-year-old girl in Northville 16, Barangay Atlu-Bola in this city over the weekend.
Mayor Marino Morales said the City Government, through the social welfare office, provided assistance to the family of Nicole Garcia, who was also raped by the suspect.
28 Apr 2015 - Pecson-Cunanan tandem finalizedPAMPANGA -- It's final: incumbent Magalang Mayor Romulo "Romy" Pecson and former mayor Lyndon Cunanan will join forces for the 2016 polls.
Pecson will seek reelection while Cunanan will oppose incumbent Vice Mayor Norman Lacson in the vice-mayoralty race.
28 Apr 2015 - 40 graduate under Macabebe scholarship programPAMPANGA -- More than 40 college students from different universities and colleges graduated this year under Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan's scholarship program.
Out of the 420 registered scholars of the town, 10 percent successfully graduated this year, according to Rose Bustos, Macabebe scholarship coordinator.
28 Apr 2015 - Family awards scholarship grantsPAMPANGA -- Two groups of students in Angeles City and this town benefited from the scholarship granted by the Alvaro clan on Monday.
Former Angeles City Councilor Ireneo Alvaro Jr., owner of the Fionas Farm situated in Barangay La Paz here, led the distribution of the study grants to 22 college students of the City College of Angeles (CCA).
28 Apr 2015 - Capitol supports Popcen 2015PAMPANGA -- Provincial Administrator Andres Pangilinan Jr. said Tuesday that Governor Lilia Pineda, through the newly created Provincial Census Coordinating Board (PCCB), is in full support to the scheduled 25-day Population Census (Popcen) 2015 which will be held from August 1 to 25, this year in the entire country.
It can be recalled that Governor Pineda issued Executive Order No. 02-2015 creating the PCCB tasked to assess the needs of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the region in terms of transportation, communication facilities, trainings, lodging, security, publicity and other logistics.
28 Apr 2015 - Radio program on rice production set this MayPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon, in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), will be hosting a radio program dubbed School-on-the-Air (SOA) on rice production in Zambales from May to September this year in the hopes of benefiting farmers in Central Luzon.
SOA is a series of radio episodes, presenting the subject matter systematically and in a progressive manner that aims to enable rice farmers to know agricultural breakthroughs on rice production to further improve productivity and sufficiency, generate more income and employment leading to global competitiveness.
28 Apr 2015 - Masantol mayor to sponsor free viewing of ‘Fight of the Century’PAMPANGA -- In line with the upcoming Manny Pacquiao's versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout, the municipality of Masantol will set up three widescreens in different areas of the town to preview the "Fight of the Century" on May 3.
Mayor Danilo Guinto will again sponsor a free viewing of the anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather fight via live feed.
27 Apr 2015 - Capitol execs vow anew to support guv's socio-economic, infra programsPAMPANGA -- The department heads of the Provincial Government vowed anew their full support to the Pineda administration in making Pampanga, an ideal and peaceful province to live where socio-economic and infrastructure services are readily available at the doorstep of Kapampangans.
This came as department heads led by Provincial Administrator Andres Pangilinan, Jr. attended a team building for human resource development program focused on supporting the fulfillment of the objectives of Governor Lilia Pineda in bringing basic social services and infrastructure development closer to kabalens.
27 Apr 2015 - ‘Don’t use streets as parking space’ANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Councilor Carmelo Lazatin has asked business establishments here not to use streets as extension of their parking spaces.
Lazatin has filed an ordinance prohibiting traders to post sign boards in front of their establishments.
27 Apr 2015 - Angeles cited for business-friendly policiesANGELES CITY – This city, under the leadership of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, recently bagged three awards from the Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation Incorporated (CLGCFI) for its consistent and efficient implementation of its business permit and licensing policies.
The awards were conferred during the 9th Recognition of Outstanding Central Luzon LGUs Implementing the Streamlining Program in the Issuance of Mayor's Permit at Holiday Inn Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.
27 Apr 2015 - Pampanga to get 121 additional classroomsPAMPANGA -- Public schools in Pampanga are set to get a boost as some 121 classrooms are set to be built under the Phase II of the Public-Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) of the Department of Education (DepEd).
The classrooms are part of the total of 1,017 classrooms to be built in Central Luzon.
27 Apr 2015 - Masantol saves P60,000 with solar powered lightsPAMPANGA -- The Municipality of Masantol saves up to P60,000 monthly after using solar powered street lights.
The municipal government, in coordination with local non-governmental organization (NGO) Samar Solar Systems, installed 54 solar-generated streetlights in the town proper alone.
27 Apr 2015 - Council gives educational aid to 300 studentsPAMPANGA -- A total of 300 college students benefitted from the educational financial assistance distributed by the Provincial Board (PB) over the weekend at the Benigno Aquino Hall in Capitol.
The P750,000 worth of assistance distributed by Board Members Arthur Salalila, Salvador Dimson Jr. and Jerome Tubig was part of the Educational Financial Assistance Program (EFAP) of the provincial government, which is one of the basic social services intended for underprivileged but deserving students in Pampanga.
27 Apr 2015 - Police probe death of man in MexicoPAMPANGA -- Police are investigating the killing of a man in Mexico town who is believed to have been summarily executed last Sunday in Barangay Lagundi.
Pampanga Police Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr. identified the victim as Ricky Jimenez, 51, a resident of Barangay Sta. Monica, San Simon.
27 Apr 2015 - San Simon named most outstanding LGUPAMPANGA -- The San Simon town was once again recognized as one of the region's most outstanding local government unit (LGU) by the Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation (CLGCF).
The town was also acknowledged by CLGCF, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for its excellent implementation of streamlining procedures in the issuance of mayor's permit for Category 1.
27 Apr 2015 - DPWH completes 15 health facilities in PampangaPAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction and expansion of 15 health facilities in Pampanga under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) of the Department of Health (DOH).
The completed facilities are part of the 51 health infrastructure and hospitals in Central Luzon under the said program.
27 Apr 2015 - Burglars ransack Bacolor town hallPAMPANGA -- Burglars ransacked the municipal town hall here over the weekend and carted away some P500,000 cash and an undetermined amount of valuables during a robbery break-in.
Mayor Jose Maria Hizon has ordered an in-depth investigation on the incident.
26 Apr 2015 - Neda approves P7.2-B Clark airport terminalCLARK FREEPORT -- The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) approved last week the construction of the P7.2-billion terminal building at the Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga.
In a statement over the weekend, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said that the Neda’s Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) on Thursday gave the green and go for the start of the construction of CRK’s low cost carrier passenger terminal building, which will be built by the government.
26 Apr 2015 - Marcos: LTO should implement 'no plate, no travel' policy graduallyPAMPANGA -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. said over the weekend that the Land Transportation Office or LTO “should implement its ‘no plate, no travel’ policy gradually” to avoid complaints and confusion among car owners and dealers.
In a forum with Pampanga media last week, Marcos stressed that the implementation of the policy should in phases and not abrupt as what surprised new car owners last April 1 when it was enforced.
26 Apr 2015 - Quota Pampanga gets awardsPAMPANGA -- The Quota International (QI) of Pampanga carted off several awards for their various programs and events as evaluated in the recent Quota International Regional meeting held at Bellevue Hotel in Bohol over the weekend.
QI of Pampanga president Atty. Joycel Panlilio received the award before regional officers and international delegation of QI members. The awards included Service to the Disadvantaged Women and Children, Service to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Membership Award for Highest Gain in Membership for 2014-2015. QI of Pampanga's programs have been noted during the awarding.
26 Apr 2015 - SM music festival attracts 20,000PAMPANGA -- What started as an experimental event to bring young music lovers together has now turned into a grand slam event as some 20,000 people flocked to this year's Cast Away 2.0 Music Festival at SM City Pampanga's Amphitheater.
The Saturday event had hundreds of sound trippers partying until late night to the music of Parokya Ni Edgar, Rico Blanco, Taken By Cars, Never the Strangers, Techy Romantics, Autotelic, Earthmovers, The Ransom Collective, DJ Tom Taus, and Marc Mercs.
25 Apr 2015 - Marcos wants PH-China sea dispute resolved peacefullyMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said that the country's dispute at the West Philippine Sea with China should be resolved peacefully.
During his visit in Pampanga on Thursday, the senator cited three ways to solve the crisis -- Internal Court Justice (ICJ), war, and multi-lateral or bilateral agreement, which he favored.
25 Apr 2015 - Dole all set for 113th Labor Day celebrationPAMPANGA -- All lined-up activities for the month-long Labor Day celebration in Central Luzon are set, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said on Friday.
This year's 113th Philippine Labor Day Celebration is anchored on the theme, "Disenteng Trabaho at Kabuhayan, Alay Natin sa Bayan."
25 Apr 2015 - Apalit firefighters on alert vs grassfiresPAMPANGA -- As the summer heat rages, firefighters at the Apalit Fire Station continue to monitor grassfire outbreaks in the municipality and nearby towns.
Apalit Fire Station officials said they are "all vigilant to any grassfires that may occur in the municipality to avert them from spreading and affecting houses and business establishments."
25 Apr 2015 - Empowerment highlighted in San Fernando Earth Day forumPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando, Pampanga through its Environment and Natural Resources Office joined the nation in celebrating Earth Day by conducting a seminar for the deputized employees and volunteers who implement local laws for environmental protection and preservation.
This was held at the Heroes Hall last April 22 and was attended by deputized personnel from the CSF Federation of Homeowners Association, Association of Barangay Captains, and Kagawads, members of the local Philippine National Police, barangay tanods, city hall employees, among others.
25 Apr 2015 - Pampanga hotels, restos host cook festPAMPANGA -- The Hotels and Restaurants Association in Pampanga (HARP) hosted a cooking challenge the other day at SM City Pampanga in a bid to promote Kapampangan dining and local tourism.
HARP is an association that is geared towards the promotion and development of tourism in Pampanga. The Department of Tourism (DOT) launched Flavors of the Philippines for the whole month of April in connection with the event Madrid Fusion Manila.
25 Apr 2015 - 7 shabu pushers arrested in Pampanga, Nueva EcijaPAMPANGA -- Seven suspected shabu pushers were arrested on Thursday during separate anti-drug operations conducted in Pampanga and Nueva Ecija.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3), said that two buy-bust operations were conducted by the Provincial Anti-Drug Operation Special Team (PAIDSOT) in the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Pampanga that resulted in the arrest of the seven shabu pushers.
24 Apr 2015 - San Fernando best in business permits implementationPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando was again named the best and most successful local government unit (LGU) in the implementation of the business permits and licensing system (BPLS).
The award was given by Department of Trade Industry, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation Inc. during the 9th Recognition of Outstanding LGUs Implementing the Streamlining Program in the Issuance of Mayor's Permit held at Holiday Inn Hotel in Clark Freeport.
24 Apr 2015 - Marcos: ‘Law states electronic counting’MABALACAT CITY -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Thursday that 2016 elections should be conducted by means of automated canvassing.
During his visit in Pampanga, Marcos said that unless the law is amended, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should not proceed with its plan to do manual counting in the 2016 national and local polls.
24 Apr 2015 - Groups call for national P16,000 minimum wage hikeMABALACAT CITY -- Members of the Party-list Anakpawis, Kilusang Mayo Uno and Hacienda Luisita staged a picket protest in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) calling for a uniformed salary increase amounting to P16,000 monthly both in private and public companies.
"In the midst of skyrocketing prices of basic commodities and public utilities, there is no logical reason why our demands can be seen as unjust or even impossible," said Anakpawis party list Representative Fernando Hicap.
24 Apr 2015 - Masantol eyes river cruisePAMPANGA -- Masantol is eyeing the creation of an environmental cruise along the Pampanga River to attract more tourists to come to the town and the province.
Inspired by the Loboc River Cruise in Bohol, officials here are planning to enhance the eco-tourism of the town by developing the Pampanga River and make it beneficial to the community.
24 Apr 2015 - NGO chooses coastal village for anti-poverty projectsPAMPANGA -- A national non-government organization (NGO) has chosen the coastal village of Sapang Kwayan here for its poverty alleviation and literacy projects.
Operation Health for Peace is an NGO, which aims to develop and alleviate life in coastal areas with its community development programs.
23 Apr 2015 - Lawmaker to LTO on delayed plates, licenses: ‘Solve backlog first’PAMPANGA -- Third District Board Member Rosve Henson urged on Thursday the Land Transportation Office (LTO) here to solve first the backlog on the issuance of car plates as well as drivers' licenses before enforcing the "no registration, no travel" policy in Central Luzon.
Henson, chair of the Provincial Board's committee on peace and order, said that it is government's obligation and mandate to provide all the necessary requisites before implementing such a policy, which he branded as "anti-people" for unrightfully punishing vehicle owners and the public.
23 Apr 2015 - Marcos keeping options on presidential bid openPAMPANGA -- Senator Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. said Thursday that he is open to running for president in 2016.
During a luncheon meeting with Pampanga-based journalists at Fortune Seafood Restaurant here, Marcos said he always remembers the advice given to him by his elders in politics, which is "keeping your options open."
23 Apr 2015 - Angeles sets measures for impending water crisisANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has started implementing measures to avert a water crisis in Angeles City.
Among these measures are massive tree planting in and around the city through the Task Force One Million Trees, the cleaning of Abacan River and Sapang Balen Creek, and close coordination with the Angeles City Water District relative to the conservation of water resources.
23 Apr 2015 - Marcos on relationship with Poe: 'It's a silly rumor'PAMPANGA -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has described his reported blood relationship with Senator Grace Poe as "another one of those silly rumors that goes around."
Apparently irked, Marcos clarified to a Pampanga-based reporter during a press conference at Fortune Seafood Restaurant on Thursday that he only has two sisters, Imee and Irene.
23 Apr 2015 - San Simon celebrates Earth DayPAMPANGA -- San Simon town joined Wednesday the global celebration of Earth Day by planting different kinds of vegetables at Concepcion High School.
Several barangays from the municipality participated in vegetable planting as a tribute for Mother Earth.
23 Apr 2015 - Cops launch organized road runPAMPANGA -- An organized road run was launched by the Police Regional Office in Central Luzon in order to motivate Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel to engage themselves in regular physical exercises.
Senior Superintendent Timoteo Pacleb, regional police chief directorial staff, said that he organized the road run to challenge PNP personnel every athletic day on Tuesday and Thursday.
22 Apr 2015 - Tanjuatco backs TugadeCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco III has thrown his full support to Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Arthur Tugade amid reports that the latter resigned from his post.
"I find this controversy totally unwarranted, and almost comical," Tanjuatco said in a statement.
22 Apr 2015 - Angeles mourns loss of ex-vice mayorANGELES CITY – Surrounded by family and friends, 90 year old former city vice mayor Alberto Ganzon Pamintuan Jr. passed away Tuesday night after suffering from aplastic anemia at the Sacred Heart Hospital, this city.
"My father's death is truly a tragic loss for all of us in the family, but we are consoled by the thought that he is reunited with my mother, Ima Lilay, my brother Benedict, Apung Delang, Lolo Quitong, and all his siblings who went ahead of him in heaven," said the incumbent Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
22 Apr 2015 - 40,000 jobs up for grabs on Labor Day career fairPAMPANGA -- At least 40,195 jobs will be up for grabs in this year's Labor Day Job Fairs in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said on Tuesday.
Jobseekers may avail of these job-openings on the Dole Regional Office III's region-wide job fairs on May 1 to commemorate this year's 113th Philippine Labor Day Celebration.
22 Apr 2015 - BIR to impose penalties on late tax paymentsPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Apalit is urging taxpayers here who did not meet the April 15 deadline to still file their 2014 Income Tax Returns or ITRs immediately to avoid bigger penalties.
The BIR Apalit said the filing for ITRs is still ongoing but are now surcharged with P1,000 per return.
22 Apr 2015 - Missing businesswoman's car found in supermarket parking lotANGELES CITY -- he car of a businesswoman who was reported missing was found abandoned at the Jomafer Supermarket parking lot at Xevera Compound in Barangay Tabun, Mabalacat City, Pampanga recently.
Superintendent Noel Torre, chief of police of Mabalacat City, said that Christine May Lazatin, 44, a resident of Villa Gloria Subdivision, Angeles City, failed to return home since April 12.
22 Apr 2015 - Families affected by road widening to get P5,000 eachMABALACAT CITY -- Families whose properties will be hit by the ongoing construction of the Camp Dau Road leading to the old Clark Freeport gate will get P5,000 each from the City Government here.
Vice Mayor Christian Halili said the city council passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales to extend the financial assistance to the residents affected by the P39 million road-widening project.
21 Apr 2015 - LTO officials may face charges over backlogPAMPANGA -- Officials of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Central Luzon here may face charges if they are found to be remiss in their duties on the issue of the backlog in the processing of car plates for the region.
This, as LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador said that the agency is doing all it can to address the problem and to find possible solutions.
21 Apr 2015 - Exec: LTO law needs to amendedPAMPANGA -- An official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said Tuesday that the "no registration, no travel" policy needs to be amended as the seven-day window for processing of documents is seemingly not enough for car dealers and vehicle owners.
In a press conference at the regional office here, LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador said they are supporting calls to amend the policy, which stemmed from Department of Transportation and Communications' Memorandum Circular AVT-2015-1927, because seven days "are sometimes not enough" for car dealers to work for the registration of the vehicle bought from them.
21 Apr 2015 - Angeles council OKs CCA head appointmentANGELES CITY -- The City Council recently approved a resolution affirming the appointment of Averell Laquindanum as head of the City College of Angeles (CCA).
Councilor Edu Pamintuan, City Council committee on education chairman, said that the city council has approved the "reappointment" of Laquindanum as CCA president.
21 Apr 2015 - 4,440 summer jobs up for grabs in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Indigent students here will soon be able to avail of jobs this summer under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) as 4,400 slots have been allocated for Pampanga.
The number is part of the 18,000 slots allocated for Central Luzon. Pampanga received the most number of slots followed by Bataan with 4,142; Bulacan with 3,100; Nueva Ecija with 2,511; Zambales with 2,030; Tarlac with 974; and Aurora with 882. Those who qualify may take jobs as tax mappers, barangay survey personnel, encoders, school assistants, food service crew, gasoline attendants, and promotion merchandisers.
21 Apr 2015 - Mabalacat farmer earns PSAU honorary degreeMABALACAT CITY -- A 77-year-old farmer in this component city has received an honorary degree on Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) for his 55 years on actual farming.
Jose "Apung Piping" Fausto, 77, of Sitio Cuatro, Barangay Santa Maria, this city, received a special citation "for his untiring effort in farming of rice, mango, vegetables, livestock, and Aqua Culture Integrated Farming system.
20 Apr 2015 - LTO removes validity period of temporary driver's licensePAMPANGA -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has removed the 150-day validity period of the temporary driver's license (TDL) after the reported shortage of materials for the plastic cards, which results to the delay of releases of driver's licenses.
A source at the LTO regional office here disclosed that the agency decided to remove the validity period of the TDL after complaints from drivers and license card owners.
20 Apr 2015 - Apalit steps up drive to protect businessesPAMPANGA -- Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr. said on Monday that the safety of the public and the protection of businesses were the priorities of his administration since he assumed office in 2007.
Tetangco said he and the town council led by Vice Mayor Peter Nucom worked for the installation of state-of-the-art closed-circuit television (CCTV) in areas where most businesses are and places frequented by the people.
20 Apr 2015 - 'Holcimables' to be hauled for freePAMPANGA -- Local government units in Pampanga can now save more in their solid waste management program as Holcim Philippines is willing to haul "Holcimables," or plastic waste without metals, for free.
This was disclosed by Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office chief Engr. Art Punsalan, who said that once "Holcimables" in a particular materials recovery facility reaches eight metric tons, Holcim would haul the waste free of charge, leaving only small amounts of residual waste in the MRF for disposal to Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill in Tarlac.
20 Apr 2015 - BCDA: Public interest upheld in eviction of Korean lesseeCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversation and Development Authority (BCDA) recently said that the recent eviction of the Hollywood Park Development Corporation (HPDC) at the Clark Special Economic and Freeport Zone is, ultimately, due to the government’s commitment to uphold public interest and welfare.
The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in January seized the property of HPDC after the latter’s failure to comply with contractual obligations under the lease agreement signed three years ago in spite of the government's concessions extended to HPDC.
20 Apr 2015 - Porac to get another P1-M from DILGPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac is set to receive another P1- million from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as it recently qualified under the agency's Performance Challenge Fund (PCF).
DILG Regional Director Florida Dijan, in a letter dated April 15 to Mayor Condralito dela Cruz, said that the municipality, a consistent Good Financial Housekeeping passer for two years, may now access the said amount for projects here.
20 Apr 2015 - Capitol distributes another batch of barangay vehiclesPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government led by Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice Governor Dennis Pineda turned over 59 brand new barangay patrol cars to village chiefs over the weekend to accommodate the needs of every barangay.
The said vehicles can be used for general public service and social and humanitarian needs (makeshift ambulance, rescue, peace and order).
20 Apr 2015 - Duyan Ni Maria children get Quota teddy bearsANGELES CITY -- Children under the care of shelter facility Ang Duyan ni Maria here received Quota Teddy Bears in a social mission organized by the members and officers of Quota International of Pampanga and the Rotary Club of Angeles Kuliat.
Quota International president Joycel Panlilio told Sun. Star Pampanga that the teddy bears program is part of their organization's initiative of providing some form of comfort to children in "crisis".
19 Apr 2015 - Group wants Delfin Lee freedANGELES CITY -- A group of former barangay officials and university professors here has organized a movement calling on the National Government to release property developer Delfin Lee, who is now detained at the Pampanga Provincial Jail in the City of San Fernando.
Lee was arrested on March 6, 2014 on charges of syndicated estafa filed by the Department of Justice in 2009 in connection with the alleged housing scam at Xevera subdivision Bacolor and Mabalacat, Pampanga.
19 Apr 2015 - Tugade resignation hearsay – CDC execsCLARK FREEPORT -- Some officials of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has dismissed reports that the state-owned firm’s president, lawyer Arturo Tugade, has resigned from his post last week.
Sonny Lopez, CDC public relations department manager, described the report as false information.
19 Apr 2015 - 2015 CineKabalen calls for entriesANGELES CITY -- The CineKabalen Kapampangan Film Festival, which is now on its fifth year, has called on Kapampangan film makers to send their entries on or before November 6.
The CineKabalen Kapampangan Film Festival aims to motivate Kapampangans to explore digital filmmaking.
19 Apr 2015 - Kapampangan movie selected for Caribbean film festivalPAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan film "Walu Pang Bulan" (Eight More Months) is set to be shown in the Cayman Islands.
The film was selected in the first Cayman Islands International Film Festival (Environmental Film category).
19 Apr 2015 - Lazatin files ordinance seeking PWD benefitsANGELES CITY -- Persons with disabilities (PWD) here may soon enjoy a new benefit once an ordinance proposed by Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. is passed.
Proposed Ordinance No. PO-835-02-15, which was approved on first reading on March 3, seeks to provide free movie passes for PWDs in all movie houses here.
18 Apr 2015 - Cops intercept ‘botcha’MABALACAT CITY -- Police officers, together with inspectors of the city meat inspection team, intercepted several kilos of suspected "hot meat" or "botcha" at the Madapdap Resettlement Center at dawn on Saturday.
Superintendent Nicolas Dela Torre, city police chief, said the city police provided assistance to the City Meat Inspection Team headed by Myrna Galang, which conducted a surprise inspection at a talipapa (wet market) in said village at 2:00 a.m.
18 Apr 2015 - Pampanga unveils biggest 'alualu'PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government unveiled Saturday what could be the biggest native Kapampangan version of the popular Filipino cooler "alualu" (or halo-halo meaning mixed together) at the SM City Pampanga Event Center on Friday.
The almost ten feet ice delicacy was unveiled before tourism officials, government executives and Kapampangan food enthusiasts. Famed chef Claude Tayag facilitated the mixing of the delicacy that required at least 25 bags of shaved ice. The ingredients from sweetened banana, egg custard and ube were sourced from Pampanga's different towns.
18 Apr 2015 - Pagcor awards P3-B to DPWH for construction of more classroomsPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) awarded Friday a check amounting to P3-billion to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the construction of more classrooms in public schools under its “Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan” project.
Pagcor Chair and Chief Executive Officer Cristino Naguiat, Jr., assisted by Education Secretary Armin Luistro, gave it to Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson in a ceremony at Tarlac National High School main campus with President Benigno Aquino III as witness.
17 Apr 2015 - PLDT SME Nation: Technology greatest equalizer in businessSUBIC BAY -- The PLDT SME Nation hosted the recent Tech Island 2.0 here and it aimed to make the country's growing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) competitive in the digital market.
Jerameel Azurin, assistant vice-president and head of SME marketing, said they organized the "Transformational Leadership in the Digital Era" to help the SMEs "grow" and capitalize on the reported 40 million Filipinos who are active on social network.
17 Apr 2015 - Bank security guard killedANGELES CITY -- Police are investigating the motive in the killing of a security guard of a bank who was found dead in his post in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City, Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said Francisco Tamayo, security guard of RCBC branch in Barangay Balibago was seen lying bloodied and lifeless on the floor.
17 Apr 2015 - Group eyes Clark as PH’s disaster operations hubCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Disaster Response Foundation (PDRF) is set to establish a private disaster operations center (DOC) inside the Freeport here.
The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has donated a building to house the DOC, which will be supported by various facilities including training and response areas.
17 Apr 2015 - Sta. Rita parish priest orders resumption of churchyard projectPAMPANGA -- Santa Rita de Cascia Parish Priest Msgr. Abelardo Basilio has ordered the resumption of the churchyard project here that was put on hold after the request of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) after representatives from the latter have been invited to visit the project this Sunday.
This came after members of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) and Basilio met with the NCCA in Manila. Basilio has ordered the resumption of the project after NCCA failed to show any concrete complaints lodged against the project.
16 Apr 2015 - Angeles City library to host Earth Day lectureANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Library and Information Center and the Kitchen for the Soul: Cecilian Lecture Series will hold a lecture on the topic "Kitchen for the Soil: An Education Seminar for Earth Day" on April 23 as a post National Earth Day event.
Earth Day, which is an annual event celebrated worldwide every April 22, seeks to broaden the base support for environmental programs to rekindle public commitment and build community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities.
16 Apr 2015 - San Fernando targets 40 metric tons of waste with ‘no plastic’ ordinancePAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando is looking at reducing its garbage generation from 80 metric tons of residual garbage to 40 metric tons after the implementation of its "no plastic" ordinance.
Councilor Benedict Jasper Lagman, who authored the no-plastic ordinance in San Fernando, said that they are now monitoring the effect of the law on the residual waste production of the city.
16 Apr 2015 - CIAC: ‘Try Clark airport’CLARK FREEPORT – "Try using Clark International Airport in Pampanga to avoid traffic congestions and flight delays."
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) issued the message urging passengers in the North Philippines to use Clark Airport to avoid any inconveniences on their flights.
16 Apr 2015 - Drilon favors Clark airport conversionCLAKR FREEPORT -- Senate President Franklin Drilon has expressed support for the conversion of the Clark International Airport into the country's premier gateway.
In a meeting with local officials and business leaders in Magalang town last week, Drilon said the country's international airport must be transferred outside of Metro Manila, citing Clark as a viable alternative.
15 Apr 2015 - 4 suspected drug pushers nabbedPAMPANGA -- Four suspected drug pushers were arrested in the towns of Floridablanca and Sta. Ana, Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga Police Provincial director, identified those arrested as Rey Dulay, 39, a resident of Barangay Calantas, Floridablanca; Jomar Dumlao, 37, of Barrio Barreto, Olongapo City; Gabriel Favis, 46, a resident of Barangay San Juan, Sta. Ana town; and Victor Guzon, of Barangay Sta. Maria also in Sta. Ana.
15 Apr 2015 - Man dragged, shot to deathPAMPANGA -- A 34-year-old man was dragged from his house and was shot to death by six unidentified gunmen in Barangay San Isidro, San Simon, recently.
In a report here, the fatality was identified as Larry Pineda, 34, a resident of Purok 3, Barangay San Isidro, San Simon town.
15 Apr 2015 - DOH warns public vs heat strokeANGELES CITY -- With the onset of summer, the Department of Health (DOH) has released health tips to prevent heat stroke.
The DOH stated that when suffering from a heat stroke, the body overheats and cannot cool down by sweating because of dehydration.
15 Apr 2015 - Board members urge Kapampangans to maximize use of health cardsPAMPANGA -- Members of the Pampanga Provincial Board (PB) here urged beneficiaries of the National Household Targeting System-Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to maximize the use of their cards for health benefits.
Second District Board Members Anthony Joseph Torres and Arthur Salalila stressed this during the distribution of PhilHealth members' data records (MDR) to 2,684 residents of Sasmuan and 6,640 residents of Guagua under the NHTS-PR identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
15 Apr 2015 - CDC: Actions vs Korean firm aboveboardCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) clarified Wednesday that the actions taken against a Korean firm for its failure to comply with contractual obligations are "aboveboard."
The CDC claimed that the government's [CDC] seizure of the property was based on the "persistent non-compliances" of Hollywood Park Development Corporation (HPDC) with its commitments under the agreement signed three years ago "despite reconsideration and concessions extended to the erring firm."
14 Apr 2015 - Binay hits Senate probe on Delfin LeePAMPANGA -- Vice President Jejomar Binay slammed the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee's decision to suddenly grill the Home Development Mutual (Pag-Ibig) Fund over Delfin Lee.
The beleaguered Vice President stressed that the ongoing bullying against him must stop.
14 Apr 2015 - Angeles showcases various versions of 'sisig'ANGELES CITY -- It is the event that any pork dish lover would certainly die for. Rows and rows of the different versions, alterations and hybrids of the famed Kapampangan pork dish sisig were showcased Tuesday in the Department of Tourism's (DOT) Flavors of the Philippines at the Museo Ning Angeles.
Sisig Fest 2015 serves as a prelude for Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 and the DOT's month-long cultural and gastronomic feast, which presents the country's culinary prowess and interest worldwide.
14 Apr 2015 - ‘No plate, no travel’ policy suspendedPAMPANGA -- The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) is lifting immediately the "no plate, no travel" policy until the system is polished after re-evaluation.
This was disclosed by Pampanga third district Representative Oscar Rodriguez who earlier called for the suspension of the "no plate, no travel" policy of the LTO for at least a month as complaints from car owners and auto dealers mounted after its implementation last April 1.
14 Apr 2015 - CDC prexy, 5 others face raps at OmbudsANGELES CITY -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president and CEO Arthur Tugade and five other CDC officials were charged with grave misconduct and grave coercion before the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged harassment on a Korean businessman and the forced removal of his corporation at the Clark Freeport last January.
Charged with Tugade were Mariza Mandocdoc, OIC of the Business Development Business Enhancement Group; lawyer Perlita Mateo Sagmit, corporate secretary and chief legal counsel; Evangeline Tejada of the marketing department; Ricardo Banayat of the security services; Thelma Ocampo, manager of the marketing and promotions section; and lawyer Juvy Manwong of the legal department.
14 Apr 2015 - Cop refuses P100,000 bribePAMPANGA -- A police officer did not accept the P100,000 offered by a 72-year-old father for the release of his son who was among five suspected drug pushers arrested during a buy-bust operation over the weekend in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Mexico, Pampanga.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga Police Provincial director, identified the policeman who refused to accept the P100,000 bribe as Police Officer 2 Julius Ryan Miranda, a member of the Mexico Police.
14 Apr 2015 - DOTC, BCDA approve Clark railway projectCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) have approved the Clark railway project.
The two agencies agreed to proceed with the construction of the Tutuban-Malolos-Clark leg of the $6 billion North-South Commuter Railway project.
13 Apr 2015 - DPWH blacklists road contractorANGELES CITY -- As a result of the continuing complaint of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, the Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has cancelled the contract of JQG Construction and blacklisted the said construction company.
JQG Construction was the winning bidder of the Pandan-Magalang Road Rehabilitation Project of the national government being implemented through the DPWH.
13 Apr 2015 - Senator recognizes war vets’ sacrifices, heroismPAMPANGA -- “We will always treasure your sacrifices and heroism.”
This was the message of Senator Bam Aquino as he led the remembrance ceremony for the Filipino and American soldiers who were part of the infamous 1942 Death March at Capas National Shrine.
13 Apr 2015 - NCCA to visit stalled Sta. Rita churchyard projectPAMPANGA -- Representatives from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) have been invited to personally look into the stalled churchyard project of the Santa Rita de Cascia Parish as officials of the Parish Pastoral Council here are expected to shed light on the contested project, a source from the parish said.
The source who refused to be named said that some people critical of current parish priest Msgr. Abelardo Basilio have been complaining of the project. The same people, the source said have been behind the moves to have the parish priest removed and have closely identified themselves with former parish priest Msgr. Eugenio Reyes who is currently the rector of the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando.
12 Apr 2015 - Pampanga to launch Great Alualu FestivalThe Provincial Government of Pampanga will be launching the first ever Great Alualu Festival on April 17 at the SM City Pampanga Trade Hall here.
The event will be made possible through the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTOP) in partnership with SM City Pampanga.
12 Apr 2015 - Mais Festival to highlight Mexico's corn industryPAMPANGA -- Mexico town's Mais Festival slated in May is expected to highlight its corn industry.
The festival, which will feature a parade of floats made of corn products and materials, will be held in Barangay Anao.
12 Apr 2015 - Solar power installed in Angeles' 1st green homeANGELES CITY -- An alternative and renewable energy services company has completed the design, installation and commissioning of the first solar photovoltaic system here.
The Navitas Asia Pacific, in cooperation with it’s Direct Energy Partner in Pampanga, Web of Life, installed the 3-Kilowatt On Grid Solar PV System on first-of-its-kind "green home" situated at Heritage Place Subdivision Phase 2, owned by former councilor Louie Reyes, an environmentalist, and businessman.
12 Apr 2015 - Retirees hold medical mission in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- Close to 800 residents of Barangay Pulung Maragul and other villages here benefitted from the medical mission conducted by the Returned and Services League (RSL) of Australia.
Assorted medicines and vitamins for children and adults were distributed to the indigent patients.
11 Apr 2015 - Angeles extends more support to youth athletesANGELES CITY -- Angeleño youth athletes from the 33 barangays here are set to receive additional support from the local government as they compete in the Second Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Sports Festival.
This was announced by Pamintuan's chief-of-staff Alex Cauguiran during his opening remarks in the festival kick off held Wednesday, April 8, at the MarQuee Mall Activity Center.
11 Apr 2015 - Cayetano: Car owners suffer in LTO misdeedPAMPANGA -- Senate Majority Floor Leader Alan Peter Cayetano said that car owners are the ones being penalized from the fault of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) regarding the delayed issuance of license plates to registered vehicles.
Cayetano issued the statement during a recent visit in this city in line with his Presyo, Trabaho, Kita (PTK) where he released the second batch of funds (total of P300,000) to the Angeles San Fernando Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association.
11 Apr 2015 - Floridablanca to experience 9-hour brownout on TuesdayPAMPANGA -- Residents and businessmen in Floridablanca town in Pampanga are being asked by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to prepare for a nine-hour power interruption on Tuesday, April 14.
The power interruption, said NGCP Central Luzon Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz Vidal, will start at 8:00 a.m. He said that power is expected to be restored by 5:15 p.m.
11 Apr 2015 - Nepomuceno vows to work on employmentANGELES CITY -- Councilor Bryan Nepomuceno said he will continue implementing programs to improve employment status of his constituents.
Nepomuceno, who recently announced his vice mayoralty bid, said that he effected the passing of an ordinance that ensures job-matching or the proper linking of employers and job seekers.
11 Apr 2015 - Bike cops patrol Mabalacat CityMABALACAT CITY -- Police have started patrolling on bicycles in this city to cover the areas that were previously difficult to reach.
Police Superintendent Nicolas Torre III, chief of Mabalacat police, said the bike patrol units made it easier to conduct hot pursuits in tight and crowded spots that are inaccessible to other patrol vehicles.
11 Apr 2015 - 2 suspected drug pushers in Floridablanca nabbedPAMPANGA -- Two suspected drug pushers were arrested in a police operation in Barangay Calantas, Floridablanca, Pampanga, Thursday.
Superintendent Jhoanna Rosales, Floridablanca police chief, said Rollin Santos alias Ka Barolen, 43 and Alvin Capulong alias Ka Binong, 41, both of the said barangay, were arrested by the anti-illegal drugs team of Floridablanca police during the operation.
11 Apr 2015 - Teatro Angeleño to conduct summer art workshop for street childrenANGELES CITY -- For some children, art merely serves as a form of play and recreation, but for those living on the streets it also means rebuilding their broken dreams.
"We have always believed in the power of art to give a voice to the underprivileged children. It has been our advocacy to bring them out of the streets," said Teatro Angeleño artistic director John Jurado.
10 Apr 2015 - Guv urged to run for higher postCLARK FREEPORT -- The Regional Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines in Central Luzon wants Governor Lilia Pineda either to join the senatorial race or run for a higher position in the 2016 local and national elections.
Retired Judge Ricardo Agapito, president of the regional federation told officers of senior citizens groups in Central Luzon during the first-ever Regional Senior Citizens' Congress held at Oxford Hotel in this Freeport to unite and give their full support in rallying behind the lady governor whatever higher position she would want to run for in 2016.
10 Apr 2015 - 2 suspected drug pushers arrestedPAMPANGA -- Two suspected drug pushers were collared by policemen during a buy-bust operation at Villa Herencia, Barangay Telabastagan here, police said Friday.
Superintendent Retchie Duldulao, city chief of police, said Marvin Parungao, 53, a resident of Barangay Telabastagan and Violeta Garcia, 35, a resident of Sapang Libutad, Angeles City, were apprehended by the Anti-Illegal Drugs Team during an operation.
10 Apr 2015 - Dozens of jobs up for grabs in BPO job fairANGELES CITY -- The biggest Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies are set to open dozens of job opportunities here at the job fair organized by Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting on April 29 to 30 at Marquee Mall.
The event dubbed "Career Expo 2015" is in cooperation with the Philippine Call Center Institute (PCCI) and will feature companies like Sykes, Teletech, Accenture and Convergys among others. The job fair will start from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8 Apr 2015 - Suspension of ‘no plate, no travel’ policy urgedPAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez and Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano called Wednesday for a 30-day suspension of the “no plate, no travel” policy of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
Rodriguez said he has already relayed his request to Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Jr. that the policy be suspended until next month, when it has been reassessed and motorists informed about the ruling which took effect last April 1.
8 Apr 2015 - Angeles' Sisig to be showcased in DOT's FlavorsANGELES CITY -- The best pork dish in the world, as dubbed by New York Times, is set to be showcased in the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) month-long cultural and gastronomic feast, which presents the country’s culinary prowess and interest worldwide.
The famed Angeles Sizzling Sisig will take center stage at DOT's Flavors of the Philippines, an event that serves as a prelude for Madrid Fusion Manila 2015.
8 Apr 2015 - City engineer, son wounded in ambushPAMPANGA -- A city engineer and his son were wounded when they were ambushed by two unidentified armed men on board a motorcycle in Barangay San Sebastian, Tarlac City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac police provincial director, said Engineer Bonifacio Liwanag, 52, Tarlac City engineer and his son Fire Officer-1 Cyrus, 24, assigned at the Bureau of Fire and Protection at said city were on their way to their work when they were ambushed by armed men.
8 Apr 2015 - Guv eyes cataract-free PampangaPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda is eyeing to achieve a cataract free Pampanga as she sought the assistance of barangay health workers (BHWs) to locate poor Kapampangans suffering from eye ailments.
This came as she convened the BHWs from the first, third and fourth districts of Pampanga in a general assembly held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center on Wednesday.
6 Apr 2015 - ‘Sabuaga’ awes Pampanga officialsPAMPANGA -- Officials led by Fourth District Board Member Nestor Tolentino, who represented Governor Lilia Pineda, were awed by the staging of the 6th “Sabuaga” festival on Easter Sunday here.
“I want to credit Sto. Tomas officials for institutionalizing the festival. The Sabuaga will be spared from politics,” said Tolentino.
6 Apr 2015 - Customs seizes M16 magazines from Korean touristCLARK FREEPORT -- A Korean tourist was interrogated by authorities here after Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials discovered 111 empty magazines for an M16 armalite rifle in his luggage shortly after arriving at the Clark International Airport (CRK) on Sunday.
The Korean national, identified as Kim Son Nam, managed to put the rifle magazines inside his hand-carry and check-in baggage.
6 Apr 2015 - Town sets Aldo ning Mexico celebrationPAMPANGA -- This historic town will be celebrating its 434th founding anniversary with a two week-long series of activities from April 24 to May 4 highlighting its people and their rich culture and heritage.
The Municipal Government of Mexico said that the 434th Aldo ning Mexico carries the theme “Baleng Pakamalan: Balikan. Pagmasusyan. Palabungan.”
6 Apr 2015 - P159M in scholarships up for Central Luzon studentsPAMPANGA -- More students are set to avail of skills-related courses as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has earmarked P159.76 million in scholarship funds for Central Luzon this year.
The fund will be used for 21,400 marginalized youth in three provinces in Central Luzon availing of technical-vocational education.
5 Apr 2015 - ‘Panata at Panalangin’ wows devoteesANGELES CITY -- Hundreds gathered in Marquee Mall Park in this city on Black Saturday to watch a breath-taking portrayal of the religious practices in the province of Pampanga.
While the prominent Kapampangan Lenten celebration showcased bloody crucifixion rites last Good Friday, the “Panata at Panalangin” (vows and prayers) featured a non-violent means of observing Holy Week by embarking on a spiritual journey through culture and the arts.
5 Apr 2015 - Santa Rita museum to show old photosPAMPANGA -- It will be a virtual trip down memory lane as the Museo Ning Santa Rita de Cascia will be hosting an exhibit of old photos of the town and its old parish's history.
The exhibit has been organized through the help of locals who have donated and loan old photos from old family albums. Museum curator Romy Dizon said that the organizers have tried their best in gathering old and even contemporary photographs to show how the town and its parish has grown through the years.
5 Apr 2015 - Macabebe sets 'bloodless' Lenten traditionPAMPANGA -- A group called "Everybody’s Club" started a “bloodless” Lenten tradition in Barangay San Isidro here 59 years ago.
Pampanga -- notably in the cities of Angeles and San Fernando – is known to be the country’s center of self-flagellation during Holy Week. At least six villages in San Fernando and two in Angeles are known to hold crucifixions rites on Good Friday.
5 Apr 2015 - Anti-rabies info drive launchedPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 3 started a region-wide awareness and information campaign on rabies with a Kapihan ng Mamamayan (KNM) in Barangay San Nicolas here recently.
Speakers included Department of Agriculture Veterinarian II Xandre Baccay, Global Alliance for Rabies Control Field Veterinarian Rosebelle Gamal, and City Health Office Rural Health Physician Renely Tungol.
5 Apr 2015 - ‘Panata at Panalangin’ wows devoteesANGELES CITY -- Hundreds gathered in Marquee Mall Park in this city on Black Saturday to watch a breath-taking portrayal of the religious practices in the province of Pampanga.
While the prominent Kapampangan Lenten celebration showcased bloody crucifixion rites last Good Friday, the “Panata at Panalangin” (vows and prayers) featured a non-violent means of observing Holy Week by embarking on a spiritual journey through culture and the arts.
5 Apr 2015 - Santa Rita museum to show old photosPAMPANGA -- It will be a virtual trip down memory lane as the Museo Ning Santa Rita de Cascia will be hosting an exhibit of old photos of the town and its old parish's history.
The exhibit has been organized through the help of locals who have donated and loan old photos from old family albums. Museum curator Romy Dizon said that the organizers have tried their best in gathering old and even contemporary photographs to show how the town and its parish has grown through the years.
5 Apr 2015 - One of Santo Tomas' most wanted fallsPAMPANGA -- Ralph Laurence Tongol, a resident of Santo Domingo, Angeles City, was charged with frustrated homicide and tagged as number 19 in the town's most wanted person list.
Chief Inspector John Clark, Santo Tomas Police chief, said the suspect was a subject of a manhunt operation as effected by the warrant of arrest issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 42 under criminal case number 18261 dated May 29, 2012.
4 Apr 2015 - Holy Week peaceful in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- A top police official here said that there were no major incidents were reported during the observance of the Holy Week.
Chief Inspector Melvin Florida, Dau police commander, said critical areas including the infamous Sitio Talimundok, were monitored by the local police.
4 Apr 2015 - Sinukwan Kapampangan opens training for aspiring dancersANGELES CITY -- Well, here’s the perfect opportunity for aspiring dance artists: The Sinukwan Kapampangna Training Center for the Arts is opening its doors to a new batch of local talents.
The training will start on April 6, 1 p.m. at the Sinukwan Studio, Sta. Juliana Street, Salapungan, Angeles City or Bale-Balayan Museum for the Poor at Araw Malansik St. Sta. Teresita, Angeles City.
4 Apr 2015 - New coffee table book promotes Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- Leading social network Facebook has inspired a local group led by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and his wife Herminia to come up with a book for the present and future generations of this highly urbanized city.
“Balen Angeles, Kanita’t Ngeni” (Town of Angeles, Then and Now) is a coffee table book conceived out of the Facebook group called “Angeles City.” The account was created and maintained by Paolo Torno Galang, Danon Dizon and Elmer Cato.
4 Apr 2015 - Clark Green City pushed as national sports training centerCLARK FREEPORT -- The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM) said the Clark Green City (CGC) is the best location for the new training center of Philippine athletes.
PGKM head Ruperto Cruz, owner of the Hacienda Royal Golf and Country Club and Grand Palazzo Royale, issued the statement in response to the call of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for the immediate transfer of the national training center from Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila to Clark.
4 Apr 2015 - Bizman sees GDP to expand by 6.7% in next quarterPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.(PamCham) Vice-Chairman Rene Romero sees further robust growth in Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) to 6.7 percent owing to the current performance of the country's economy.
Romero said the election season would kick-in at the last quarter of the year and coupled with government spending and the performance of the private sector, would enable such a forecast possible.
3 Apr 2015 - Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday ritesPAMPANGA -- Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.
Church leaders have spoken against the annual practice mixing Catholic devotion with folk belief, but it continues to draw big crowds, particularly in northern Pampanga province.
1 Apr 2015 - Foul play eyed in death of Kapampangan OFWPAMPANGA -- Relatives of Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Astrid Jay-Ar Manalang are suspecting that he was killed.
According to reports from CLTV 36, Manalang, 30, from Mexico town in Pampanga, died last February 20 when he reportedly jumped off from the seventh floor of the residential building where he lived.
1 Apr 2015 - CDC named best social enterpriseCLARK FREEPORT -- For implementing various programs related to social responsibility, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) was named best social enterprise in the international Golden Globe Tigers Award.
Under the organization award category on social innovation, the state-run corporation bagged the Best Social Enterprise for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) innovative projects.
1 Apr 2015 - Central Luzon policemen receive 84 motorcyclesPAMPANGA -- A total of 84 newly acquired Kawasaki Rouser motorcycles that will be used in the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s Oplan “Lambat-Sibat” were turned over Wednesday to the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3).
The turnover ceremony was held in front of the PRO3 parade grounds here and were received by Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of PRO3 from Police Director Juanito Vano, Jr., chief of directorate for logistics.
1 Apr 2015 - San Fernando releases traffic scheme for crucifixion ritesPAMPANGA -- The Traffic Management Division of the City of San Fernando has released information on the traffic scheme that will be implemented this Good Friday as part of the city’s road management preparation for the annual crucifixion rites here.
Renato Pineda, head of the San Fernando Traffic Management Division, said the traffic scheme will cover three barangays: San Juan, Sta. Lucia, and San Pedro Cutud.
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