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26 Jul 2015 - Porac village eyed as agro-enterprise centerPAMPANGA -- The official international relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) are now eyeing the mountain village of Pio in Porac for the implementation of an Agro-enterprise Capacity Development Program for farmers.
DAR officer Eden Ponio, in an appearance before the Sangguniang Bayan of Porac, said that the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) has a partnership with the agrarian reform agency in helping local farmers achieve better access in the market chain.
26 Jul 2015 - 'Improve Macabebe fish products'PAMPANGA -- Municipal officials here said last Friday that they are planning to improve their fish products.
"We want to add value on the fish products that we sell. Instead of selling fresh tilapia alone, we want to improve it by making it fish fillet and converting its skin to chicharon," Municipal Administrator Jomel Cruz said.
26 Jul 2015 - Police: San Luis town gets respite from crimePAMPANGA -- Police officials here said Sunday that there was zero crime in the town from June 29 to July 25, giving residents a respite from criminal elements.
PO3 Rogelio Sunga said that the Lambat Sibat Operation of the Philippine National Police is “very effective” in San Luis.
26 Jul 2015 - Private army member arrestedPAMPANGA -- An alleged member of a Private Armed Group in Pampanga was arrested at his safehouse in Barnagay Candating, Arayat on Thursday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the suspect as Narciso Guinto as Aka Narcing, 60, a resident of said barangay.
26 Jul 2015 - Former Angeles exec lauds constituents’ supportANGELES CITY -- A former city councilor, who is eyeing the vice mayoralty seat here, has lauded the “overwhelming support” of the people for his political plan.
Lawyer Willie Rivera, a vice mayor wannabe and a three-term member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, expressed elation over the “favorable” result of a recent poll survey conducted by a people’s organization .
25 Jul 2015 - Guv orders mayors: Ban consumption of fishkill harvest"Let's not wait for the worst to happen and the consumption of fish and other aquatic products affected by the recent fishkill."
Thus said Governor Lilia Pineda as she called an emergency meeting at the Capitol's Executive House on Friday, where she gave mayors of affected towns the marching order to stop people from eating fishkill affected produce.
25 Jul 2015 - Marcos pushes stronger gov’t support for LGUsMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. told around 500 mayors from different local government units (LGUs) in Luzon to demand for stronger support from the national government.
Marcos, chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, aired this advice when he spoke before local chief executives attending the League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Luzon Island Cluster Conference in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur yesterday.
25 Jul 2015 - Guv eyes additional incentives for accredited day care workersPAMPANGA -- In a bid to further improve the province's Early Childhood Care and Development Program, Governor Lilia Pineda eyes the provision of additional cash incentives to day care workers and day care centers duly accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
"The role of day care workers on the development of preschoolers is very crucial. They help form the primary foundation for the children’s learning thus their compliance in the prescribed standardization by the DSWD is significant," said Elizabeth Baybayan, provincial social welfare and development officer.
25 Jul 2015 - Differently-abled Zambaleño youth reap fruit from laundry businessSUBIC BAY -- The Association of Differently Abled-Persons Zambales Inc. (ADAPZI) is now reaping fruits from its laundry business thanks to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole)'s livelihood assistance.
The ADAPZI, whose membership is comprised of 35 persons with disabilities (PWDs), mostly hearing-impaired youths, was forged by its founding president Dr. Emiliana Sanchez.
25 Jul 2015 - Macabebe eyes ‘hidden paradise’PAMPANGA -- The estimated five-hectare “hidden paradise” of this town located at Barangay San Fransisco is being eyed for full development by local officials here this year.
"This area is not really affected by floods during rainy season, that's why we call it hidden paradise," Municipal Administrator Jomel Cruz, said.
24 Jul 2015 - Folks want truth on river fishkillPAMPANGA -- The people of Masantol led by Mayor Danilo Guintu and Coastal Emergency Response Officer Marcelo "Bajun" Lacap Jr. are now clamoring for the true reason behind the massive fishkill at the Pampanga River.
Several kinds of fish have been found dead, floating along the stretch of Pampanga River, particularly in this town for four days now.
24 Jul 2015 - Village chief on ongoing demolition: ‘It’s all or nothing’PAMPANGA -- San Fernando business establishment owners and other encroachers must understand that what we are doing is for the greater good and welfare of the residents of the village."
So said Barangay San Nicolas Chairman Rosemary Calimlim as she supervised village officials, city marshals and workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and drainage systems contractor China Waters in clearing obstructions and encroaching structures along major waterways along MacArthur Highway in the southern part of this city.
24 Jul 2015 - Fishkill in Pampanga River caused by poor oxygen supplyPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Luzon said on Friday that the massive fishkill at the Pampanga River in this town was caused by the sudden drop of dissolved oxygen in the water possibly due to decaying organic materials washed from the recent monsoon rains.
The BFAR said that the decaying organic materials may have been swept from neighboring Tarlac and Nueva Ecija provinces where the river and its tributaries originate. The recent drop in the oxygen level resulted in two days of by local fishermen in the area.
24 Jul 2015 - Anakpawis joins Luzon farmers protest vs AquinoMABALACAT CITY -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list has joined thousands of farmers from Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog in their protest against President Benigno Aquino III's program and policies a few days before his last State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Anakpawis Representative Fernando "Ka Pando" Hicap joined leaders and members of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) in protesting around Quezon City Memorial Circle in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and National Housing Authority (NHA).
24 Jul 2015 - Tarlac wants contract on Canadian waste cancelledPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Board (PB) of Tarlac passed on Friday a resolution demanding that the contract entered between the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation (MCWMC) be cancelled.
No less than Rufo Colayco, president of the MCWMC, admitted to board members that they have entered a contract with the BOC to use the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill in Capas, Tarlac as disposal area for the Canadian waste that have been sitting at the Manila Port Area since 2013.
23 Jul 2015 - Ex-Capas mayor faces raps at OmbudsmanPAMPANGA -- A case of violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act in relation to Section 7 of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees has been filed before the Office of the Ombudsman by Mayor Antonio "TJ" Rodriguez, Jr. against his predecessor former Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan of Capas, Tarlac.
The case was filed by Rodriguez on July 9 in connection with Catacutan's alleged "personal use of the morgue building", which is part of the 10-bed clinic at the O’Donnell Resettlement center in Barangay Cristo Rey here.
23 Jul 2015 - 100 millionth babies in Central Luzon to get big birthday bashPAMPANGA -- Celebration is in order for the first birthday of the symbolic "100 Millionth Pinoys of Central Luzon" on July 27, a year after the search and awarding of the symbolic infants as the Commission on Population Region (Popcom-3) will lead the big bash.
According to Popcom-3 Director Eleanor Cura, the first birthday celebration of the symbolic babies coming from the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, as well as the City of San Fernando, Pampanga shall be held simultaneously in their respective local governments.
23 Jul 2015 - Guv wants Pampanga to remain ‘most peaceful’ province in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- In a bid to intensify reinforcement in curbing criminality in the province, Governor Lilia Pineda convened on Tuesday some 4,000 bantay bayan volunteers from the fourth district at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.
The governor said that from the time she assumed the gubernatorial seat, Pampanga has been declared "the most peaceful province in Central Luzon".
23 Jul 2015 - Cops arrested minor for drug pushingPAMPANGA -- Elements of the Mexico police here arrested on Tuesday a suspected drug pusher after conducting an anti-illegal drugs operation.
In the buy-bust operation led by Police Inspector Jayson Lingat, a 17-year-old who was named Jeff of Baranggay Pandacaqui here was arrested after selling marijuana to a police poseur buyer.
23 Jul 2015 - DOTC issues list of items prohibited in airportsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has issued a revised policy on items prohibited inside airports.
Roland Recomono, administrator of the DOTC Office of Transportation Security (OTS), issued Memorandum Order No. 2, or the Revised Prohibited Items List, which applies to flights originating from the Philippines to promote civil aviation security objectives.
23 Jul 2015 - 5-star Clark hotel opening rescheduled for DecemberCLARK FREEPORT -- The developer of a P2-billion water theme park inside this Freeport has moved the opening of its five-star hotel from September to December this year.
BB International Leisure Resort Development Corporation decided to reset the launching of Midori Clark Hotel after the importation of the hotel's fixtures of were delayed because of the congestion at the Manila Port.
23 Jul 2015 - BMW enthusiasts Holds Fun Drive Sunday @ ClarkPAMPANGA -- Premier Cars (PPC) BMW together with the BMW Car Club of the Philippines organized a Fun Run Drive last July 19 at Clarkfield, Pampanga -- a smooth Sunday drive that started in Clark Air force City and ended with lunch at Matam-IH Clarkfield, Pampanga. The event was a gathering of PPC BMW customers, BMW Motorrad enthusiasts, BMW Car club members, and PPC employees.
"The Fun Run Drive is an activity that will allow our customers to experience the sheer driving pleasure of their BMW’s while exploring the main attractions of Pampanga. Clark field Pampanga was our chosen destination because of the scenic landscape of the area. We had participants coming from Manila and we want them to see how beautiful and progressive Pampanga is.
22 Jul 2015 - BCDA exec: P1-B solar farm to energize Clark Green CityCLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova announced Wednesday that SSR C-Solar Power Inc., a domestic corporation engaged in solar energy use, has signed on Wednesday a 25-year lease and P1-billion solar energy project with BCDA for the construction and development of a solar farm in a 25-hectare parcel of land within Clark Green City.
The leading Asian renewable energy group will develop a solar farm as an alternative source of renewable energy for the master planned Clark Green City. The lease agreement is renewable for another 25 years where SSR C-Solar will use the leased property to develop its solar-photovoltaic power generation and operations in accordance with the Clark Green City master plan's "green, smart and disaster-resilient developments."
22 Jul 2015 - BIR to build P650-M building in SindalanPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV (RR4) here is set to build a P650-million building in Barangay Sindalan in this city in a bid to better serve taxpayers through efficient services and facilities.
Revenue Region IV OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee told Sun.Star Pampanga that the planned construction will commence in 2016 and was made possible after the Provincial Government of Pampanga donated a one-hectare property in Barangay Sindalan for the relocation of the BIR offices.
22 Jul 2015 - Businessman: Pampanga cities need to maintain competitivenessPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) vice-chairman Rene Romero has lauded the city governments of Angeles City and the City of San Fernando for their achievements in the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) stressing that they should maintain such level of competitiveness as a way of governance.
Two of the province's cities were named among the most competitive cities in the country, with Angeles City placing 15th, and this city, 25th overall, based on the CMCI of the National Competitiveness Council.
22 Jul 2015 - Japanese firm expands operations in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- A Japanese electronic manufacturing company has expanded its operations in this Freeport.
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Nanox Philippines Inc., (NPI) signed on Wednesday memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the expansion of the Japanese firm which is expected to generate close to 1,000 jobs, said CIAC president and Chief Executive Officer Emigdio Tanjuatco III.
21 Jul 2015 - Morales releases P10-M for workers' bonusesMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino Morales has ordered the release of P10-million for the productivity enhancement incentive (PEI) of more than 600 city hall employees.
Morales said the release of the employees bonuses is in line with Executive Order (EO) Number 181 Series of 2015 (Implementation of the Provisions of Fiscal Year 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA) on the Grant of PEI to Government Employees).
21 Jul 2015 - Jehovah’s Witnesses set Bataan assembly on July 26MABALACAT CITY -- The Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pampanga Circuit Number 1B will hold its second assembly in Orani town, Bataan province on Sunday.
The assembly, which starts at 9:10 am until 3:25 pm, will focus on the importance of understanding the answer to its theme "Seek Peace and Pursue It."
21 Jul 2015 - Rape-slay suspect arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police arrested Tuesday, July 21, Gilbert David Reyes, 39, married and a resident of Barangay Calantas and believed to be involved in the rape and murder of two women whose bodies were found floating along a river bank in Barangays Paguiruan and Calantas here last Sunday.
The victims were identified as Jennifer Culanculan, 22, and Melojane Sejo, 19, both natives of Zamboanga and househelps of Ethelyn Marciano, a businesswoman and resident of Barangay San Jose, this town, who reported about her two missing housekeepers on July 18.
21 Jul 2015 - BIR to establish more eLoungesPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue Region IV here is set on opening seven additional e-Lounges in its different district offices to complement the three eLounges currently in operation.
Revenue Region IV (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee said that the establishment of the new facilities is in compliance with the memorandum issued by BIR Deputy Commissioner Nelson Aspe which stated that eLounges shall be established in all revenue district offices (RDOs) on the "Establishment of eLounges in the RDOs" pursuant to Revenue Special Order (RSO) No.570-2014.
21 Jul 2015 - CDC formally opens museum, 4D theaterCLARK FREEPORT— The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has formally opened its latest and most technologically advanced tourist attractions here, priming up this former military facility as a complete travel and business destination in the country.
CDC has opened on Thursday the Clark 4D Theater at the same time re-opening the Clark Museum which was recently renovated. Both attractions are housed in the same building near the Parade Grounds here. Civil and architectural works for the project cost P11.32 million.
20 Jul 2015 - CDC exec: Capilion is in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The location of the P7-billion Capilion project is within the Freeport as defined under Republic Act 9400 or the Bases Conversion Development Act as amended.
This was reiterated by an official of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in reaction to reports that the Singaporean-based Capilion Corporation Pte Limited’s mixed-use facility is under the territorial jurisdiction of Angeles City.
20 Jul 2015 - Santiago: Competitiveness citation a ‘challenge’PAMPANGA -- "It is now a challenge for us to improve and level up with the honor of being cited as the second most competitive component city in the country."
So said Mayor Edwin Santiago on Monday as expressed his desire to "go further" after San Fernando was recognized by the National Competitiveness Council as the second overall most competitive city under the category of component cities--next to Naga City in Bicol--during the Third Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center Last Thursday.
20 Jul 2015 - Pastors laud guv for good governancePAMPANGA -- Pastors from the United Pentecostal Church Philippines, Inc. on Monday lauded Governor Lilia Pineda for her good governance and unwavering dedication to public service that benefit Kapampangans, especially the marginalized.
The pastors from the church's Central Luzon District-Section 3 composed of the provinces of Pampanga, Bataan and Zambales, paid the governor a courtesy call and discussed possible venues of cooperation, particularly health and other partnerships.
20 Jul 2015 - Porac vice-mayor: 'The issue is public service, not debate’PAMPANGA -- Vice Mayor Dexter David turned down Monday the possibility of a debate between councilor and ex-officio board member Mike Tapang over recent issues in the supplemental budget of this town.
"Transparency and accountability begin with ourselves. The public debate pushed by Councilor Mike Tapang will primarily benefit his political and personal interests. The real issue is the efficient and immediate delivery of basic services," he said.
19 Jul 2015 - Angeles is 15th most competitive city in PHANGELES CITY -- This highly-urbanized city was ranked as 15th most competitive in the Philippines based on the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) released by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) last week.
Cities and municipalities were ranked on three pillars – economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure. With the objective to accurately rank the locality’s competitiveness, LGUs were classified according to four categories: 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities, 1st to 2nd Class Municipalities, Component Cities, and Highly Urbanized Cities.
19 Jul 2015 - Kay Land Real Estate re-affirms control of Grandview TowerANGELES CITY -- Kay Land Real Estate Development Corporation said that it has re-affirmed its control of the management and operation of the Grand View Tower located in Barangay Malabanias here.
Grand View Tower vice president for sales and marketing Armando Agusto told on Sunday that security guards hired by KLREDC had “secured” the condotel.
19 Jul 2015 - 1 dead, 2 injured in Masantol motorcycle accidentPAMPANGA -- The backrider of the Yamaha Mio motorcycle identified as Jenina Anne Mae Santiago, 21, died while two others were injured in a motorcycle accident at Kalsadang Bayu in Barangay San Nicolas here on Saturday evening.
Police reports said that the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
19 Jul 2015 - Police inspect junk shops, vehicle storesPAMPANGA -- Police officers in Minalin conducted a visit on junk shops and vehicle parts stores last Thursday as part of the programs for Lambat Sibat and in accordance with the Anti-fencing Law (Presidential Decree 1612).
PO3 Mary Ann Garcia, said in an interview that the vendors seemed to support the anti-fencing law as the conducted visit gone well.
19 Jul 2015 - CSF VM urges stakeholders to pay right taxesPAMPANGA -- "You can sleep well if you know you are paying your dues right".
This was the opening statement of Vice Mayor Jaime Lazatin as he commended all the businessmen who pay their taxes promptly in the Stakeholder's Day and Recognition of Top Taxpayers last Thursday.
19 Jul 2015 - Disaster agency downplays possible earthquake effects in PampangaPAMPANGA -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) here said there is a bigger chance that Pampanga will not be greatly affected by an earthquake.
OCD Region III Assistant Director Edgar Nigel Lontoc said they cannot see any threats for the province since there are no fault lines located here.
19 Jul 2015 - Gunsmith arrested for loose firearmsThe Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Tarlac City Police Office and the Provincial Intelligence Branch of the Tarlac Provincial Police Office raided the house of Alfredo Manalili, 61, resident of Purok 5, Barangay Care, Tarlac City recently for alleged loose firearms.
The operation was made possible by a Search Warrant issued by Executive Judge Ramon Pamular of RTC branch 32 in Guimba, Nueva Ecija.
18 Jul 2015 - San Fernando PH's 2nd most competitive cityPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago reaped several citations, including the second spot for the Overall Most Competitive City under the category of component cities, during the National Competitiveness Council’s Third Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center on Thursday.
The city ranked 10th in the Economic Dynamism Pillar among the component cities category, ranked fifth in the Infrastructure Pillar among component cities, and placed third in the Government Efficiency Pillar.
18 Jul 2015 - Village chief to initiate peaceful pro-Capilion rallyANGELES CITY -- A village chief in this city has vowed to initiate a "peaceful rally" to support the P7-billion Capilion project in Clark Freeport.
Barangay Malabanias Chairman Reynaldo Gueco said that barangay leaders, transport groups, local traders and other civic organizations have signified intention to join the rally in support of the construction of the mixed-used facility.
18 Jul 2015 - Casino Filipino Angeles launches 'We Never Stop' brandANGELES CITY -- Tourists and thrill seekers who are looking for more fun are in for a big surprise as the Casino Filipino Angeles City launches its new tagline – "We Never Stop."
Casino Filipino Angeles, the three decades old Kapampangan-themed gaming facility is taking its entertainment and game offers to a new level as it introduces its new tagline.
18 Jul 2015 - Apalit celebrates Arbor DayPAMPANGA -- Heavy rains did not stop the celebration of Arbor Day in Apalit on Thursday morning.
Around 300 mahogany and mint seedlings were planted at Barangay Sulipan, Apalit by all departments and divisions of the local government unit.
18 Jul 2015 - Angat Dam water level improves after southwest monsoon rainsPAMPANGA -- The water level at Angat Dam has improved over the 24-hour rainfall brought by the Habagat and is now barely a few meters before it is out of the critical level for irrigation.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Angat's water level as of 6:00 a.m. rose to 178.40 from 176.2 on Friday.
18 Jul 2015 - San Fernando official urges bizmen to invest in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- City Treasurer Mary Ann Bautista urged businessmen to invest in the City of San Fernando due to its being business friendly and conducive environment for investors.
During the Stakeholder's Day and Recognition of Top Taxpayers at Heroes Hall on Thursday, Bautista said that the city is a good place for businesses and real property investors.
17 Jul 2015 - Guv allots P1.2M for repair of Magalang resettlement bridgePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has allotted P1.2 million for the repair of a vital bridge at the Santa Lucia Resettlement Center which was destroyed by lateral soil erosion.
This was learned from Mayor Romulo Pecson, who said that the governor decided to add P500,000 to the original P800,000 cost of the bridge restoration.
17 Jul 2015 - Drug suspects elude copsPAMPANGA -- Two suspected illegal drug dealers carrying illegal firearms recently managed to elude arresting operatives by escaping through “secret exits” of their respective houses.
Police said that the suspects identified as Ronald Ramos and Candido Torres escaped through the secret passages of their houses after sensing the arrival of the cops.
17 Jul 2015 - Muslims thank CSF for supportPAMPANGA -- The Muslim community here, who celebrated Eid'l Fitr on Friday, expressed their gratitude to the city government for always recognizing and supporting their group.
"Nagpapasalamat kami sa city government sa pagbibigay suporta sa Muslim community lalo na ngayong fiesta celebration namin," said the group’s spokesperson Sam Zacharias.
17 Jul 2015 - 5 burned bodies found in CandabaPAMPANGA -- Five bodies, two of them burned beyond recognition, were found in Candaba on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the bodies as that of Romeo Manalese, 71, and Lito Manalese, 35, both of Barangay Cacutud and Fathi Kurdi, a resident of Barangay Plaza Luma, all of Candaba town.
16 Jul 2015 - Porac councilor challenges mayor to public debatePAMPANGA -- Porac Councilor and Pampanga Ex-Officio Board Member Mike Tapang is challenging to a televised public debate Mayor Condralito dela Cruz over the issue of transparency and accountability to the people of the town.
Tapang made the challenge after the mayor and Vice-Mayor Dexter David issued statements to media that he, along with councilors Regine Clarete, Remberto Lapid, Rafael Canlapan and Ronaldo Gamboa have allegedly been delaying the approval of the supplemental budget requested by the mayor for projects on heath care, education and peace and order.
16 Jul 2015 - Group to CDC: Be transparent on Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- An advocacy group, calling for the full development of Clark International Airport (CRK), is urging the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to observe transparency on the controversial P7-billion Singapore-based Capilion development project in Clark Freeport.
This was echoed during a multi-sectoral consultative meeting, which was called by the Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM) to thresh out several issues regarding the construction of a mixed-use facility at the main entrance of the Clark Freeport.
16 Jul 2015 - Jin Air sets Clark-Busan routeCLARK FREEPORT -- Korean low-cost carrier Jin Air will start its four times a week Clark-Busan flights from July 27 to August 24, 2015 at Clark International Airport (CRK).
Officials of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Central Luzon, led by president Jong Pil Choi, stated that this is a welcome development as it will greatly benefit the Korean population in the region.
15 Jul 2015 - DepEd Pampanga gets new vehicles from CapitolPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda, together with Provincial Administrator Andres S. Pangilinan Jr., led the turnover of two service vehicles for the Department of Education (DepEd) Pampanga Division Office at the Capitol grounds on Wednesday.
As stated in the records of the General Services Office headed by Engr. Olimpio Pangan, the said vehicles – an SUV, and a multipurpose vehicle – are worth P1.94-million.
15 Jul 2015 - Pamintuan: Cabigting's politicking too earlyANGELES CITY -- "I don't mind, I don't care" said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuanabout Vice- Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting's recent tirades against his administration is not doing the latter any good, saying Cabigting's survey rating actually fell from nine percent to 2.7 percent in a recent survey in the city adding that the vice mayor has been hitting on the city's projects too early.
Cabigting had recently lashed on Pamintuan on the issue of the P110-million memorial park in Barangay Sapa Libutad designed to help poor residents and the P16-million fountain at the Heritage Park in Barangay Sto. Rosario. While the projects have been approved by the city council, the vice-mayor had criticized the administration over the said projects.
15 Jul 2015 - Cabigting: Angeles ready for a woman mayorANGELES CITY -- Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting is strong in her belief that Angeles City is ready for a woman mayor to take the reins of government here, adding that Angelenos should have an option in the coming elections in terms of how they would like their city to be run.
Cabigting has been at odds with Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan over her vocal opposition to the P110-million public memorial park and the P16-million fountain project for the Heritage District of the city.
15 Jul 2015 - Apalit to implement anti-littering lawPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Apalit is set to implement its version of the anti-littering law.
Edwin Malanta of the Materials Recovery Facility Office said Wednesday that that the local government unit will soon implement the anti-littering ordinance that aims to make Apaliteños aware of proper waste disposal as embodied in the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
15 Jul 2015 - Group: Send back waste to CanadaMABALACAT CITY -- The militant Anakpawis party-list has joined the public clamor to send back 50 container vans of mixed waste from Canada.
The group expressed support to Tarlac Governor Victor Yap who urged the National Government to suspend the dumping of the waste at the Kalangitan sanitary landfill in Capas town.
14 Jul 2015 - Dole lauded for fight vs human traffickingPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon was commended on Tuesday by the International Justice Mission (IJM) for its fight against human trafficking in the region.
In his letter to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, IJM-Pampanga Director Reynaldo Bicol, Jr. said that the Dole-Central Luzon's "dedication in our common goal of eradicating any form of human-trafficking is exemplified in the closure of seven establishments in the provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac, as well as Olongapo City over the past 12 months."
14 Jul 2015 - Clark Customs simplifies import, export proceduresCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Clark has simplified the processing of import and export permits in a bid to create a sound investment climate inside the Freeport.
Customs Commissioner Alberto D. Lina has granted the request of investors to simplify the procedures including X-ray inspections at the Customs Clearance Area (CCA) in Clark.
14 Jul 2015 - San Simon town to install CCTVsPAMPANGA -- In order to improve peace and order, the local government unit is set to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in major thoroughfares here.
The local government allocated P1.4 million from the municipality's budget to pursue the project.
14 Jul 2015 - Village chief seeks support for 'The Voice Kids' finalistANGELES CITY --- A village chief has asked his constituents and the people of Pampanga to support Sassa Dagdag, a finalist of ABS CBN’s "The Voice Kids" Season 2.
Dagdag, 12, of Purok 6, Balibago, Angeles City, sang "Chandelier" during a blind audition of The Voice Kids Season 2 on July 2, 2015.
13 Jul 2015 - Encroachers in San Fernando village told to demolish structuresPAMPANGA -- Encroachers along MacArthur Highway in Barangay San Nicolas here were urged yesterday to demolish their respective structures which were illegally constructed on top of a major drainage system, causing perennial flooding and posing health risks to residents, particularly school children.
San Nicolas village chairwoman Rosemary Calimlim said the barangay council has obtained permission from the Department of Public Works and Highways First District Engineering Office headed by Engr. Rico Guilas and the City Government led by Mayor Edwin Santiago for the demolition of some 45 business establishments which have encroached government property and violated the prescribed three-meter setback provision.
13 Jul 2015 - Pamintuan on water crisis: ‘It is time that we act’ANGELES CITY -- "The recent Iloilo City water crisis was a wake-up call to our government. The water shortage they experienced is alarming, and supporting studies show that the entire country might experience this feared shortage of water supply. It is time that we act."
Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan as he delivered his welcome address for the 10th National Annual Convention of the Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) held on Thursday inside Clark Freeport.
13 Jul 2015 - Mayor wants to help settle Apalit steel plant disputePAMPANGA -- Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr. expressed his desire on Monday to help and mediate in the long-delayed settlement of the closed steel plant and its workers here.
Tetangco confirmed that his office is helping workers of Stronghold Steel Corporation, who are still waiting for their unsettled separation pay from the firm.
13 Jul 2015 - Retired AFP chief starts planting trees in ArayatPAMPANGA -- Retired Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Catapang said Monday that he already started planting tree saplings in Arayat last week, as part of his retirement plans.
Catapang retired on Friday the day before his 56th birthday and disclosed of his plans to plant some trees and organic vegetables in Arayat.
13 Jul 2015 - Porac execs laud QI Pampanga for toiletsPAMPANGA -- Porac Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David lauded on Monday the leadership of Quota international (QI) of Pampanga for their initiative of building a toilet for the indigenous community at the Tent City Resettlement area in Barangay Planas here.
"We are happy to have organizations like Quota who graciously help a community on their own initiative. We hope to work closely with them in their other projects in Porac," Dela Cruz said.
13 Jul 2015 - 9 Pampanga municipal councils get P12.6MPAMPANGA -- A total of P12.6 million was distributed over the weekend to nine towns of the province by the Pampanga Provincial Board led by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda.
The said allotment was intended for purchase of service vehicles for the municipal councils in the towns of Lubao, Guagua, Sta. Rita, Floridablanca, Mexico, San Luis, Magalang, Mabalacat and Sasmuan.
13 Jul 2015 - Anakpawis calls for cancellation of Hacienda Luisita solar projectMABALACAT CITY -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list called for the cancellation of the 50-megawatt Solar Park project of the PetroGreen Energy Corp. (PGEC), a subsidiary of PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (PERC), in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) under a service contract signed last March.
The site of the P3.9 billion and 50-hectare project is part of the 500-hectare highly disputed tracts of land in Barangays Balete and Lourdes (Texas) inside Hacienda Luisita that had been approved for conversion by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in 1996, but with a pending petition for its revocation filed by the farm workers under Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala).
13 Jul 2015 - 'Falcon' leaves P3.5M damages to Central Luzon cropsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) reported Monday that the recent flooding caused by Typhoon "Falcon" and the rains brought by the south-west monsoon has resulted in some P3.5 million in damages to Central Luzon crops.
Based on the partial reports compiled by the DA as of Saturday's posting showed that damages were recorded in six Central Luzon provinces, except Nueva Ecija. The DA said the initial reports would still have to be verified but initial reports showed Bataan province sustaining the most damage with 132 hectares of partially damaged farmland worth P2.5 million.
12 Jul 2015 - Banal in France to claim PX3 awardPAMPANGA -- Award-winning photographer Ruston Banal is now in France to personally receive his award from the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) for his photo "Kuraldal."
Banal managed to get a plane ticket to attend the awarding ceremonies after friends have contributed to send the multi-awarded artist to France.
12 Jul 2015 - Quarry collections reach P29.62M in JunePAMPANGA -- Quarry revenue reached P29.62 million in June, P1.4 million higher than same month a year ago, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) said.
The collection for June exceeded the previous collection of P28,180,000 in 2013.
12 Jul 2015 - Entrepreneurship book to feature CDC presidentCLARK FREEPORT -- One of the country’s best-selling book series will be featuring Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Arthur Tugade for his contributions in business and entrepreneurship.
In a Philippine Star column Go Negosyo by Joey Concepcion, Tugade’s business success story will be featured on the 10th anniversary edition, "Go Negosyo: 50 Inspiring Entrepreneurial Stories" that will be launched on July 28.
12 Jul 2015 - Fishing vessels to have identification numbersSUBIC BAY -- Fisherfolks in the region are now asked to have their vessels registered with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
Under Executive Order 305, fishermen must register their vessels weighing three gross tonnage and below and gears to operate.
12 Jul 2015 - 3 wanted persons nabbedOperatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) arrested over the weekend three wanted persons in line with their Special Operation Procedure (SOP) "Lambat-Sibat" in Central Luzon.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos identified the suspects as Roberto "Obet" Jimenez of Barangay Parang, Bagac, Bataan; Randy Montoya of Barangay San Francisco, Tarlac City; and Edwin Yabut, 27, of Barangay San Vicente, Apalit, Pampanga.
11 Jul 2015 - Candaba exec files civil case vs mayorPAMPANGA -- Candaba Vice Mayor Normita Evangelista recently filed a civil case asking the court to prohibit and nullify an office order issued by the Office of the Mayor.
According to reports, Evangelista filed a Civil Case for Issuance of Writ of Mandamus and or Prohibition, Nullity of Office Order No. 16-S-2014 against Mayor Rene Maglanque, the municipal budget officer and municipal treasurer before the Third Judicial Branch 47 of the City of San Fernando.
11 Jul 2015 - Dole, PRC to hold mobile convergence programPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon and the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) Baguio announced on Friday the holding of a mobile convergence program on July 15, Wednesday.
The event, which will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will be held at the third floor of the Dole-Central Luzon office at Regional Government Center in Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
11 Jul 2015 - Greenhouses up in Arayat come AugustPAMPANGA -- Arayat Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino said on Friday that each barangay here will be given a greenhouse in August.
Alejandrino said that he wanted to help the people to learn about planting.
11 Jul 2015 - Water at Angat Dam improves, but remains at critical levelPAMPANGA -- Angat Dam's water level went up to 173.58 meters from 172.8 meters Friday but this is still below the 180-meter critical level for irrigation, the Department of Agriculture (DA) here said.
The DA had earlier expressed worries that without Angat Dam's full water capacity the dry cropping season in October would be greatly affected as it is also expected that there would be less rainfall this coming September.
11 Jul 2015 - Central Luzon fisherfolk encourage fellow fishermen to register boatsSUBIC BAY -- Central Luzon fisherfolk encouraged their fellow fishermen on Thursday to register their boats and participate on the programs of local government units and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for them to get benefits.
Roberto Cruz Malibiran, 63, a resident of Balanga, Bataan said in an interview last Thursday during the two-day seminar conducted by BFAR on Fishing Vessel Admeasurement last Thursday and Friday at Traveler's Hotel here, that fisherfolks must register their boats so that they can have proof that the boat they are using is theirs.
11 Jul 2015 - Korean firm to fund Soliman’s waste water treatment facilityMABALACAT CITY – A Korean firm will fund the sewerage handling and sanitary disposal facility of the L.C. Soliman Septic Tank Incorporated at Barangay Calumpang in this city.
This was gleaned in the Memorandum of Agreement the LC Soliman forged with Tesuphils Incorporated, a Korean company engaged in the manufacturing of construction materials.
10 Jul 2015 - Village exec projects P10M income on Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- The leader of a village here is projecting an additional P5 million to P10 million in revenues if the P7 billion Capilion development project in Clark Freeport is implemented.
Barangay Malabanias chairman Reynaldo Gueco said that the figure, which represents real revenue shares, business permits, barangay clearances and others will add up to the barangay’s total budget of P18 million annually.
10 Jul 2015 - 'Falcon' displaces 251 families in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Intense rains brought by the Typhoon Falcon-enhanced southwest monsoon has displaced about 251 families or 1,254 persons in Central Luzon.
"From this figure, 239 families or 1,189 persons are currently being served in 13 evacuation centers in the towns of Dinalupihan and Mariveles in Bataan and Meycauayan City in Bulacan," Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) Chair Josefina Timoteo said.
10 Jul 2015 - Pampanga agriculturists join BFAR Boat-R training seminarSUBIC BAY - Several municipal agriculture officers from Pampanga attended on Thursday and Friday the regional training seminar of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on boat registration.
The municipal agricultural officers (MAOs) from Pampanga towns, including Macabebe, Masantol, Arayat, Candaba and Apalit, participated in the training held at the Traveler's Hotel in Subic.
10 Jul 2015 - Militant group: Relief for Luzon fishermen affected by sea rowCLARK FREEPORT -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list is asking the National Government to extend assistance to fishermen affected by the West Philippine sea dispute with China.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said the area accounts for 26 percent of the country's fishing grounds and source of livelihood of around 12,000 fisherfolks from Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan and Palawan.
10 Jul 2015 - Pampanga lauded for earthquake preparednessPAMPANGA -- The Department of National Defense (DND) in Central Luzon lauded the preparedness of the Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda, in case a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs.
DND Assistant Regional Director Edgar Nigel Lontoc said compared to other provinces in the region, Pampanga is more ready based on the equipments and programs the province is conducting.
9 Jul 2015 - Group supports Angeles council stand vs Capilion projectANGELES CITY --- An advocacy group, which is calling for the full development of the Clark International Airport, has expressed support to the opposition of the city council on the P7.5 billion commercial facility being developed by a Singaporean firm inside a three hectare land at the main entrance of Clark Freeport.
Members of the Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM), headed by businessman Ruperto Cruz, aired their support to the city council’s stand during a recent session where Councilor Max Sangil delivered a speech airing apprehensions against the establishment of a mixed-use complex by the Singaporean based Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited.
9 Jul 2015 - Folks laud Rodriguez for new Mexico school buildingPAMPANGA -- Students, faculty, parents and villagers in a resettlement center in Mexico, Pampanga lauded Third District Representative Oscar "Oca" Rodriguez for a new school building the solon facilitated, which is seen to address the growing campus population.
Rodriguez recently led the blessing and inauguration of a three-storey, 15-classroom building in Don Jesus Gonzales High School at the Pandacaqui High School.
9 Jul 2015 - 55 Filipinos die every day from dirty water sourcesCLARK FREEPORT -- Roughly 55 people in the country die every day due to lack of clean potable water source and because lack of adequate sanitation facilities, according to Senator Sonny Angara, citing a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) report as he urged water utility officials from all over the country to help in providing safe and sustainable water sources and help in local water conservation efforts.
Angara was keynote speaker in yesterday's 10th National Annual Convention of the Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) held inside Clark Freeport.
9 Jul 2015 - DENR, industries forge pact for green programANGELES CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has forged an understanding with various industries in Central Luzon for the propagation of trees in line with the National Greening Program (NGP).
Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), industries commit in the protection and maintenance of plantations, production of seedlings as determined by the DENR, and other activities required to sustain the growth and survival of the trees planted.
9 Jul 2015 - PLG takes over Grand View TowerANGELES CITY -- The management of the Philippine Land Group (PLG) took control of the operations and management of the Grand View Tower situated in Barangay Malabanias this city on Wednesday afternoon, citing a breach in the memorandum of agreement between their company and Kay Land Real Estate Development Corporation.
PLG chairman Marinus Van Merkesteijntold reporters that the "take over" was peaceful and without force saying that security guards where there to secure the building and to ensure a smooth transition.
8 Jul 2015 - Angeles exec pushes for probe on Clark Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- A councilor here vowed to push for a congressional inquiry if the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the proponent of the P7-billion commercial facility insist to implement the project at the main entrance of the Clark Freeport.
Councilor Max Sangil stated this during his privilege speech at the Provincial Board Tuesday session, which was attended by barangay leaders, businessmen, and other stakeholders.
8 Jul 2015 - Bizman: Proposed town center decisive move for San Fernando growthPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. vice-chairman Rene Romero lauded Wednesday the proposed town center, which will rise in a P42-million seven-hectare government property in Barangay Calulut here, saying it will be decisive in the further growth and development of the city.
However, he expressed caution that the business sectors and leaders in the city should be allowed to give further inputs on the project.
8 Jul 2015 - Pampanga police laud guv’s land and building donationPAMPANGA -- In a bid to further secure her hometown Lubao and provide needed assistance to Pampanga-bound motorists, Governor Lilia Pineda donated a parcel of land and a furnished police outpost worth P1.5-million, an action lauded accordingly by the Pampanga Provincial Police Office last Wednesday.
Superintendent Edgar Cacayan, chief of the Regional Logistics Research Development Division, commended the governor’s generosity and her unconquerable principles in governance.
8 Jul 2015 - The Medical City Clark offers state-of-the-art dialysis unitCLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City (TMC) Clark introduced on Wednesday its state-of-the-art dialysis facilities with the opening of the hospital's Haemodialysis Unit.
Dr. Cenon Alfonso, chief executive officer and director of The Medical City, said that they are giving patients in Pampanga and nearby provinces the choice of having first-rate renal care closer to home with the opening of the dialysis center.
8 Jul 2015 - Health office urges Kapampangan OFWs to cooperate in MERS-CoV screeningPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Health Office said Wednesday that Kapampangan overseas Filipino workers and balikbayans must cooperate in the screening of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Marcelo Jaochico said that the OFWs and balikbayans must coordinate with the local government and health offices if they were experiencing some symptoms of the said virus.
7 Jul 2015 - Angeles mayor: 'Vice mayor has no perspective, resorts to propaganda'ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan lashed out on Tuesday at this city's vice mayor and the lone opposition councilor, saying "they resort to fabrication of stories, too much propaganda and politicking" regarding their opposition to the proposed public cemetery and fountain at the heritage district.
In a phone interview, Pamintuan added that this early, people are already questioning the style of governance of Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting and Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin.
7 Jul 2015 - Past DBA pupils support clamor for reopening of Bacolor campusPAMPANGA -- The past pupils and alumni of Don Bosco Academy (DBA)-Pampanga are supporting the clamor for the reopening of its Bacolor campus in Cabalantian village.
Businessman and Batch 66 alumnus Levy P. Laus, who initiated the gathering of the past pupils of the Salesian school at Max's Restaurant in Villa Del Sol here, disclosed that “the confidence level of having the once lahar-ravaged campus reopened is high.”
7 Jul 2015 - Tire recycling plant ordered closedPAMPANGA -- Floridablanca Mayor Eduardo Guerrero ordered Tuesday the closure of a tire recycling firm here after complaints of foul odor affecting students of Floridablanca National Agricultural School (FNAS) - Main in Barangay Pabanlag here.
During the inspection, Guerrero ordered the Municipal Environmental Office, Municipal Health Office and the local police to close NorthStar Recycling pending investigation on the foul odor that emitted from the chamber of tire recycling establishment.
7 Jul 2015 - Guv shares best practices to Surigao officialsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda shared on Tuesday what her administration thinks are the best practices under local governance to the delegation of Surigao City public officials made up of village captains and government officers in a noonday meeting at the Provincial Capitol.
Governor Pineda met with the Surigao City delegation at the Executive House were the governor bared the current programs of her administration stressing that local governance needs efficient management of resources to be able to service all sectors of the community.
7 Jul 2015 - Clark farmers benefit from CDC agri projectCLARK FREEPORT -- Some 470 farmers are expected to benefit from the agriculture project of Clark Development Corporation in partnership with a leading producer of hybrid vegetables in the country.
"Prutas at Gulay sa Likod Bahay," a seedlings dispersal program of CDC on backyard organic vegetable production will benefit farmers including Aetas from Mabalacat City in Pampanga and the towns of Bamban and Capas in Tarlac.
7 Jul 2015 - Cops arrest drug dealer in MexicoPAMPANGA -- A suspected drug dealer was arrested on Sunday evening in a buy-bust operation conducted by police officers here at Barangay Tangle, Mexico, Pampanga, police said.
The suspect was identified as Ryan Vijungco, 36, and a resident of the said barangay, police added.
6 Jul 2015 - Vice Mayor: Do public cemetery, fountain at minimal costANGELES CITY -- "I never regret good things I do but on the contrary, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan might regret his action."
Thus said Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting on Monday after Pamintuan issued statements that she would feel sorry and regret her opposition to the planned establishment of a P110-million memorial park in Barangay Sapa Libutad designed to help poor residents.
6 Jul 2015 - Bacolor town hall robbery break-in considered 'solved'PAMPANGA -- The lone suspect in the April 26 robbery and break-in at the municipal hall here has been positively identified through forensic investigation and modern CCTV equipment.
Mayor Jomar Hizon told reporters on Monday that he considered the crime already solved as they now know the identity of the suspect identified as Mark Garcia Saavedra, alias Ruel Falcosantos Diaz, 33, a native of Zamboanga City and presently residing in Bohol where he has businesses there.
6 Jul 2015 - Guiao: Life as lawmaker challenging but fulfillingPAMPANGA -- He was a three-term vice-governor before fate and choice made him congressman of the first district of Pampanga.
Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao finds his new role more challenging and fulfilling than his last one.
6 Jul 2015 - Mayor denies Masantol flooding caused by 'dysfunctional' drainsPAMPANGA -- Several areas here were submerged in water on Monday due to the non-stop rains brought by Tropical Storm "Egay".
According to reports, several barangays here, including San Nicolas, San Isidro and Poblacion areas, are now experiencing knee-deep floods due to what a source said were dysfunctional drainages brought by ongoing road upgrading in the said areas.
6 Jul 2015 - Cops to kabalens: We're doubling our effortsPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Police Provincial Office said Monday that the recent reported murder in Arayat and Angeles won't affect the peace and order in Pampanga and that police stations are doubling their efforts to combat crime.
Two severe killings were reported in Pampanga recently where an 18-year-old woman was reportedly killed and chopped up by her own father in their house in Arayat and a woman who was shot dead allegedly by his ex-husband in a house in Angeles City.
6 Jul 2015 - Popcom calls for observance of 2015 World Population DayPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Population (Popcom) in Central Luzon is enjoining all government agencies, local government units, and other concerned organizations in Central Luzon in the celebration of the 2015 World Population Day.
A yearly event observed every July 11, the World Population Day (WPD) aims to increase the knowledge of everyone on issues directly and indirectly related to the rapid increase in the global population.
6 Jul 2015 - Guv distributes P7.7M social pension to senior citizensPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda distributed on Monday P7,755,000 worth of social pension to 1,551 bedridden senior citizens in the province during the awarding of social pensions to indigent senior citizens held at the Lubao Gymnasium.
The first batch of beneficiaries were given P5,000 each for the months of January to May 2015.
6 Jul 2015 - Clark considered alternate operations centerCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of National Defense (DND) Central Luzon said that Clark is considered as an alternate operations center if an earthquake of strong magnitude occurs.
Considering our distance from the West Valley Fault, the DND said there is a possibility that the center will be placed in Clark.
6 Jul 2015 - San Fernando activates emergency operations centerPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago has activated its emergency operations center as a precautionary measure to counter the effects of Tropical Storm "Egay", which made landfall over Isabela over the weekend.
Mary Luanne David, administrative officer of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) said that as early as Tuesday last week, the city’s disaster council has convened its members to monitor the situation and undertake preparatory measures.
5 Jul 2015 - City councilors support Capilion project - SangilANGELES CITY -- An official here said that members of the city council fully supports the long-term lease and development of a P7 billion mixed-use facility by Singaporean firm Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited located inside a three-hectare property along the main entrance of the Clark Freeport.
Councilor Max Sangil, who is also a veteran newsman, however said that the local officials and businessmen are opposing the project because of its location which is along the Manuel A. Roxas Avenue that runs parallel to Clark’s south perimeter road or Don Juico Avenue in Barangay Malabanias here.
5 Jul 2015 - Phivolcs: Pampanga should prepare for earthquakesPAMPANGA -- While Pampanga is not along any active fault, it may still be affected by earthquakes coming from other active faults around the province, Phivolcs director Renato Solidum reiterated this to Pampanga village chiefs as he calls for preparedness plans.
"We rather be the ones giving help than the ones being given help. We would rather be the ones giving rescue rather than the ones being rescued," Solidum said, during a forum at the Bren Z. Guiao led by Governor Lilia Pineda.
5 Jul 2015 - Cabigting to regret opposition to memorial park -- EdANGELES CITY -- “The vice mayor will regret and fell sorry someday for opposing the memorial park designed to assist the poor.”
Thus said Mayor Edgardo “Ed” Pamintuan on Friday when asked to comment about the opposition of Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting to the planned construction of a P16-million fountain at the Heritage Park here and the P110-million public memorial park in Barangay Sapa Libutad.
5 Jul 2015 - Police arrest 2 for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Two suspected illegal drug dealers, including a woman, were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by joint elements of City of San Fernando Police Station, Pampanga Provincial Intelligence Branch and Pampanga Public Safety Company on Thursday.
The suspects - Ricardo Sayco, 36 and Ejay De Leon, 20 - were arrested at around 7pm in Barangay Calulut in this city.
5 Jul 2015 - DA distributes equipment to Central Luzon farmersPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office III distributed to a group of farmers a four wheel drive (4WD) cassava farm tractor, village type cob/grain drier, corn and hammer mills to help in the corn and root crop production in Central Luzon.
The distribution is part of the Agricultural Fishery Equipment and Facilities Support Services of the Agri-Pinoy Corn Program that aims to benefit provinces like Pampanga, Bulacan and Nueva Ecija among others.
4 Jul 2015 - Aeta tribal leaders assert control on ancestral landsCLARK FREEPORT -- LEADERS of the different Aeta tribal groups in Clark have asserted that they are in control of their ancestral lands and not the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) or any other entities.
The Aeta leaders, belonging to the Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association (Mata) issued the statement in reaction to the work stoppage order issued by the CDC against the proponents of a US$2 million sewerage and sanitary disposal facility in Mabalacat City.
4 Jul 2015 - Angeles City is PH 3rd income generating city – PamintuanANGELES City is the country’s third income generating city next to Metro Manila and Cebu City.
This according to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan’s statement during the launching of the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) service caravan dubbed “Service Beyond the Metro: Lakbay-Ugnayan sa Aming Ika-75 Kaarawan”.
4 Jul 2015 - Last living Huk commander passes awayPAMPANGA -- Simeona Punsalan-Tapang, the last commander of the Hukbo ng Bayan Laban Sa Hapon (Hukbalahap), died on June 30 according to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).
PVAO said that Punsalan-Tapang, also known as “Kumander Guerrero” and “Apung Mameng” in her community, will be remembered and honored for “love for country in her wartime military service against the Japanese and her able leadership in their organization, a testament that women rise to the occasion of defending the country.”
4 Jul 2015 - NFA guards Pampanga markets vs bogus ricePAMPANGA -- In a bid to protect consumers from fake rice, the National Food Authority (NFA) Pampanga Branch conducted a random inspection among grains retailers at the old public market in San Fernando City.
NFA Provincial Manager Elvira Obaña led a team that swept through the public market where both commercial and NFA rice are being sold.
4 Jul 2015 - Lakas members to support Binay’s presidential bidPAMPANGA -- Lakas-CMD members are set to formalize their coalition with United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and their pledge of support to the 2016 presidential bid of Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay.
Former Zambales Representaive Mitos Magsaysay, said key members of the erstwhile dominant political force want to be part of the broad opposition to the administration.
4 Jul 2015 - 68-year old man killed in BacolorPAMPANGA -- A 68-year-old man was stabbed multiple times by an unidentified person inside his house in Bacolor on early Thursday morning.
The victim was identified as Rodolfo Sagmit, Sr., a resident of Xevera Subdivision in Bacolor.
3 Jul 2015 - Morales, Garbo trade barbsMABALACAT CITY -- Mabalacat City Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales and First District Board Member Crisostomo “Cris” Garbo exchanged barbs at a program for village cops from Mabalacat City and Magalang town at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here.
Garbo took the first shot and said “sometimes there is no choice in politics when even friends have to face each other in an election.”
3 Jul 2015 - Nepomuceno blames Rivera for spread of ‘Parikoy’ANGELES CITY -- Councilor Bryan Nepomuceno has accused his possible contender in the vice mayoralty race, former Councilor Willie Rivera, as the one responsible for spreading “Parikoy,” a secret alliance between the latter and Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
Nepomuceno, who is Pamintuan’s purported runningmate, said he was informed by some of his supporters that Rivera is organizing the group to support him in next year’s polls.
3 Jul 2015 - Lapid son asks bank teller slay suspect to surrenderPAMPANGA -- Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) Chief Operating Officer Mark Lapid has asked the principal suspect in the slaying of bank teller Tania Camille Dee to surrender to the authorities.
In a statement, Lapid admitted he is a friend of Dee’s ex-husband Fidel Sheldon Arcenas, the son of Fidel Arcenas who is working at Tieza as assistant chief executive officer.
3 Jul 2015 - Dad cuts daughter into piecesPAMPANGA -- Police are still investigating the motive of a father who allegedly killed and cut into pieces the body of her 18-year-old daughter on Friday in Barangay Mesulo, Arayat, Pampanga.
Police investigator Senior Police Officer 1 Regie Gonzales of Arayat Police said the dismembered body of Mica Balagtas, 18, was placed in a plastic bag when found at their house.
3 Jul 2015 - Apalit agriculture sector gets P3.5M for projectsPAMPANGA -- Several projects which will benefit farmers here are now lined up as the Department of Agriculture (DA) received their funds from the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) of the national government.
More than P3.5 million is allotted for the agricultural of the municipality for the year 2015, according to DA BuB coordinator Walter Oscera.
3 Jul 2015 - Masantol mayor to seek another termPAMPANGA -- Mayor Danilo Guintu of this town said Friday he will seek another term come the 2016 polls.
Guintu confirmed that he will continue to serve the Masantoleños if they will allow him to.
3 Jul 2015 - Balibago's odorless piggery: Eco-friendly livestock farmingANGELES CITY -- Most people would think that piggeries are smelly, teeming with flies and surrounded by stench that could be smelled from a mile away forcing operators to place their pig pens far from urban centers.
But in Angeles City, one of the country's highly urbanized cities, a piggery is run by a cooperative right in the heart of the city's business district.
3 Jul 2015 - P16-M fountain, P110-M public cemetery in Angeles opposedANGELES CITY -- Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting opposed on Thursday the planned construction of a P16-million fountain at the Heritage Park here and the P110-million public memorial park in Barangay Sapa Libutad.
In her opening statement during the city council’s special session, Cabigting said: “I am strongly against building a P16-million fountain when thousands of young people of Angeles City are in dire need of classrooms and equipment for the K to 12 program. I believe that there should be a decent place for indigent individuals who have passed on. But a P110-million cemetery in not the answer.”
3 Jul 2015 - Phivolcs: Pampanga should be ready for ‘visitors’PAMPANGA -- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr. on Wednesday disclosed that Pampanga should be ready for “visitors” should a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Metro Manila--if there would be a movement in the West Valley Fault.
Speaking before some 5,000 village officials from the province’s 505 barangays during the multi-hazard and disaster preparedness forum hosted by Capitol at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here, Solidum said Pampanga should be ready for the influx of “visitors” or people from “should-be-decongested Metro Manila” who will seek refuge in safer areas with proper infrastructure and disaster-responsive contingency plans.
3 Jul 2015 - CDC issues stoppage order vs water treatment facilityCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has issued a cease and desist order against the L.C. Soliman Septic Tank Incorporated and TesuPhils Incorporated, which are jointly constructing a $2 million sewerage and sanitary disposal facility in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City.
In its letter dated June 29, the CDC informed the project proponents about “pertinent laws and circumstances governing the Clark Special Economic Zone.”
3 Jul 2015 - Morales underscores role of youth in nation buildingMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales has underscored the need to educate the youth about their role and participation in nation building.
The mayor issued the statement during a youth summit organized by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) at SM City Clark on Tuesday.
3 Jul 2015 - Pagasa forecasts prolonged dry spellPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Wednesday that Pampanga and the rest of Central Luzon, as well as other areas in the country, may have to bear with the long dry spell and high temperatures until the end of 2015.
During the multi-hazard and disaster preparedness summit hosted by Capitol at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in this city on Wednesday, Pagasa specialist Hilton Fernando said that El Niño continues to prevail in the tropical Pacific.
2 Jul 2015 - Masantol celebrates Arbor Day at Pampanga river banksPAMPANGA -- Instead of the usual tree planting in open areas, the local government here decided to celebrate Arbor Day in the river banks of the municipality.
Some 2,000 seedlings of narra and mangroves from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) were planted in the left and right banks of the Pampanga River.
2 Jul 2015 - Proposed San Fernando town center to spur tourism, economic growth -- mayorPAMPANGA -- The proposed town center which will rise in a P42-million seven hectare government property in Barangay Calulut in this city is projected to boost tourism and spur economic growth in San Fernando and neighboring towns and cities.
Already in its design phase, Mayor Edwin Santiago on Thursday said the P3-billion mixed-use town center---a part of the local government unit’s comprehensive master development plan--is seen to be completed by at least 2022 as contained in the city’s vision statement.
2 Jul 2015 - Fountains in Baguio City, Balanga cost P30M eachANGELES CITY -- Members of the majority bloc of the city council on Thursday defended the planned multi-million projects of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, including the P16-million fountain at the Heritage Park and the P110-million public memorial park designed to help poor people in the highly urbanized city.
Councilor Edu Pamintuan, son of the two-term mayor, said a fountain in Baguio City costs P30-million. He refused to elaborate his statements when asked by reporters.
2 Jul 2015 - CSFWD assures sufficient water supply amid El NiñoPAMPANGA -- City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) manager Jorge Gumba assured on Friday their 40,000 concessionaires of sufficient water supply throughout the duration of the El Niño phenomenon here adding that the water district can adequately supply its consumers despite the challenges brought by the dry spell.
Gumba told the water district may incur certain costs in power consumption and even the additional pipes in case ground water supply may be affected.
1 Jul 2015 - Suspect's gf admits helping bury bank tellerANGELES CITY -- The girlfriend of the principal suspect in the murder of a bank teller admitted that she helped bury the victim's body in a shallow grave at the backyard of a house in Barangay Balibago, this city.
Angela Dychioco, the girlfriend of suspect Fidel Sheldon Arcenas, admitted to helping bury Tania Camille Dee, "under duress," in a grave that Arcenas himself made, said Police Senior Superintendent Ismael Fernandez.
1 Jul 2015 - CSF offers 100% tax incentives to new, expanding investorsPAMPANGA -- The local government unit of San Fernando, Pampanga will give as much as 100 percent incentive in business tax to new and expanding investors in the city.
This was announced by Mayor Edwin Santiago, who also heads the Investment Incentive Board (IIB) during the Investor’s Forum held at Heroes Hall recently.
1 Jul 2015 - Guv highlights accomplishments in health, educationPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda reported on her administration's achievements on Wednesday before local officials of the different towns of the province highlighting her accomplishments on health and education.
Pineda, who is almost halfway through her second term, said that her administration has spent around P1.7 billion for health facilities and programs for the province.
1 Jul 2015 - BI: Good guys in, bad guys outANGELES CITY -- Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison assured Wednesday that the agency is doing its best to rid the country of undesirable aliens.
Mison said they decided to launche the program in Angeles City because of the large number of foreigners in the Metro Angeles area which covers Clark Freeport, Mabalacat City, City of San Fernando, Porac town, and others.
1 Jul 2015 - El Niño threatens CL's wet, dry cropping seasonsPAMPANGA -- The prevailing dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon and the expected reduction of rain fall for the third and last quarter of the year are now threatening Central Luzon's wet cropping season and possibly bring more problems to farmers who would have to cope with the lack of irrigation supply and rain water.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Director Andrew Villacorta said the wet cropping season is already delayed by at least a month in some areas and with the dwindling water at Angat Dam and the expected reduced rain water for September to January next year, the DA expects a delay on the planting for the next cropping season.
1 Jul 2015 - DOH: Dengue cases in Pampanga risingPAMPANGA -- The Department of Health Region III (DOH-3) said Wednesday that dengue cases in Pampanga are rising as the second quarter of the year ends.
Even before the rainy season started, the DOH-3 has already recorded 1,196 cases of dengue in the province.
1 Jul 2015 - Arayat cops recover dismantled vehiclePAMPANGA -- Elements of Arayat police recovered a dismantled vehicle, allegedly carnapped, on Monday after a Bantay Bayan member reported the two unidentified men seen dismantling a taxi unit.
Police said that the recovered dismantled taxi unit was a Hyundai Accent (UVJ-840) and registered to one Leopoldo Santos, a resident of Grace Park, Caloocan City.
30 Jun 2015 - ‘Justice for Tania’ANGELES CITY -- ngeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has joined the clamor of the family of Tania Camille Dee for justice in the slaying of a 33-year-old bank teller of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in Divisoria, Manila.
Dee was found buried in a shallow grave at the backyard of a residence inside Lilian Street, Sta. Maria Subdivision in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City on June 28, nine days after she reportedly met her ex- husband Fidel Sheldon Arcenas on whom relatives said would give the victim a car.
30 Jun 2015 - 2,000 Apaliteños get educational grantsPAMPANGA -- Some 2,000 high school and college students here received their financial assistance under the Mayor Jun D. Tetangco Scholarship Program.
The local government, through the initiative of Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr., released more than P3-million for the educational grants of the students.
30 Jun 2015 - Angeles City trims trees in major highwaysANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) has initiated trimming and pruning operations on overhanging branches of trees planted alongside MacArthur Highway and other main thoroughfares in the city.
According to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, this initiative is aimed at preventing accidents from happening, especially during strong typhoons and other weather disturbances.
30 Jun 2015 - Capitol gets 8 ambulances from PCSOPAMPANGA -- The provincial government led by Governor Lilia “Nanay Baby” Pineda received over the weekend eight ambulances from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here.
The lady governor conveyed her appreciation to PCSO officials and members of the Board of Directors headed by lawyer Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II, Directors Mabel Mamba, lawyer Francisco Joaquin III and Benny Nantes.
30 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan beauty queen conquers regional pageantPAMPANGA -- Another Kapampangan beauty has conquered the regional stage after bagging multiple awards in the recently concluded Mutya Ng Pilipinas Central Luzon.
Joanne Pauline Diaz, 20, was one of the 14 chosen candidates to represent the province and showcase Kapampangan beauty.
30 Jun 2015 - Ex-husband, gf involvement in bank teller's murder probedANGELES CITY -- Police investigating the murder of a bank teller in this city are looking into the possible involvement of the victim's former husband and his new girlfriend in the crime.
Tania Camille Dee, 33, teller of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in Divisoria, Manila, was found buried in a shallow grave at the backyard of a residence inside Lilian Street, Sta. Maria Subdivision in Barangay Balibago, this city, on June 28.
29 Jun 2015 - Special task force formed to probe bank teller slayANGELES CYTY -- The Special Investigation Task Group Dee (SITG Dee) was formed on Monday to further investigate the killing of a bank teller whose body was found buried in a backyard of a house in Sta. Maria Subdivision, Barangay Balibago.
The body of Tania Camille Dee, 33, a bank teller of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Divisoria Branch, was exhumed on Sunday morning at the said subdivision, said Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director.
29 Jun 2015 - Villar: Stop private groups from importing ricePAMPANGA -- Senator Cynthia Villar has urged the Aquino administration to stop private groups from importing rice to avoid smuggling.
Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, said rice smuggling “gravely affects” the farmers and their produce. She disclosed this during the annual fluvial festival here.
29 Jun 2015 - Old Apalit folk honor ‘Apung Iru’PAMPANGA -- The Pampanga river, host to the 171-year-old annual religious tradition in honor of this town’s patron saint, is regarded as a bringer of bountiful food harvests during the Spanish period, Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr. said at the start of three-day festival on June 28.
Tetangco, who was joined by Senator Cynthia Villar and Governor Lilia Pineda at the fluvial procession on Sunday afternoon to honor St. Peter or “Apung Iru”, said the old Apalit folk during the middle of 1800s had decided to hold the parade along the third largest river in the country because it “gives bountiful blessings” to farmers and fisherfolk.
29 Jun 2015 - Vital Clark road project set for implementation – MoralesCLARK FREEPORT -- A P120-million vital road project that is expected to ease the flow of traffic in Mabalacat City is set for implementation by the Clark Development Corporation (CDC).
This was learned from Mabalacat City Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales during a recent forum set by the Capampangan in Media Incorporated (Cami) at the Holiday Inn here.
29 Jun 2015 - Facebook group hosts training program for Floridablanca folkPAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Ku, Pagmaragul Ku (KKPK), an organization of Kapampangan on Facebook, hosted a housekeeping training program for dozens of participants here in bid to give employment skills to people in need of jobs.
The KKPK is composed of Kapampangans who have bonded together on Facebook under the same name. The group is composed of dozens of Kapampangans from across the world.
29 Jun 2015 - Aquino to grace 68th PAF anniversary in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- President Benigno Aquino III will grace Wednesday the 68th anniversary rites of Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Haribon Hangar of Clark Air Base (CAB) in Pampanga.
Serving as the highlights of the anniversary are high-speed opener pass of S-211 jets, a figure of “68” formation pass of 11 T-41D and 11 SF-260FH/M, and exhibition of para-jumpers from the 505th Search and Rescue Group.
29 Jun 2015 - Lambat Sibat nets 2 in ArayatPAMPANGA -- Two of the most wanted suspects in Arayat were arrested by police officers conducting a Lambat Sibat operation here in two different barangays recently.
Wilmark Pineda, 29, was arrested at 11 a.m. at Barangay Cupang, this town, according to police.
29 Jun 2015 - Guv calls on 'tanods' to be force multipliersPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda renewed Monday her call to Bantay Bayan members of Pampanga to help in the local peace and order and anti-drugs campaigns of the local government by being pro-active in their duties and being vigilant of illegal activities in their areas.
Governor Pineda has renewed this call to Bantay Bayan members from the barangays of Lubao, Sasmuan and Santa Rita as she vowed to continue support the needs of Bantay Bayan members in terms of capability building, uniforms and financial support among others.
27 Jun 2015 - Body of slain woman foundANGELES City -- The body of 33-year-old Tania Camille Dee, a bank teller of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Divisoria branch, was found in a shallow grave at the backyard of a house in a posh subdivision here early yesterday morning.
The photos of Dee and pleas for help from her family went viral on social media since June 21 when she went to this city to meet her former husband Fidel Sheldon Arcenas and did not return home.
27 Jun 2015 - Central Luzon chief cop lauds partnersPAMPANGA -- Central Luzon Police Regional Office III officer-in-charge Ronald Santos has lauded those who supported the all-out projects crucial to sustain and improve the peace and order situation in the region.
Santos, who was interviewed shortly after the recent meeting of the Regional Advisory Council at the Camp Olivas here, said the private groups and local officials whom he dubbed partners are providing the necessary equipment and support.
27 Jun 2015 - San Fernando unveils proposed town centerPAMPANGA -- A new town center will soon rise in an approximately seven-hectare area in Barangay Calulut in the City of San Fernando.
Mayor Edwin Santiago led the unfurling of the tarpaulin showing a perspective of the proposed infrastructure.
27 Jun 2015 - Angat Dam nears critical level for drinking waterPAMPANGA -- Angat Dam in Bulacan shows no sign of improvement in its water supply as it further drops to 171.06 meters from 171.4 meters Friday. As of 6:00 am Saturday, this just a few meters from the 160-meter critical level for drinking water.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said that despite the declaration of the rainy season by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the dam has yet to recover from its water supply.
27 Jun 2015 - Marcos: Political vengeance counterproductiveCLARK FREEPORT -- The next President should not make it a government policy to jail political opponents, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Friday.
Marcos said such policy, adopted in the past and present administrations, is counterproductive and divides Filipinos.
27 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan foundation offers free eye screeningPAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) is now entertaining walk-in patients who would like to avail of free eye surgeries for indigents with the foundation opening screenings at the Jose A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) in San Vicente, Bacolor town.
KDF still hosts eye screenings on Saturdays. Free surgeries are done every day at JADMC, in partnership with Rotary clubs of Pampanga, Lions, Soroptimists and other civic organizations.
26 Jun 2015 - Assessment of Philippine athletes to SEA games soughtPAMPANGA -- Representative Joseller Guiao has filed a resolution at the House of Representatives directing the committee on youth and sports to assess and evaluate the performance of the Philippine contingent to the recently concluded 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore.
The assessment and evaluation aims to determine what more can be done to improve Filipino athletes' preparations for international competitions and for other possible remedial actions, the resolution stated.
26 Jun 2015 - MNTC told to improve E-ticket system at NLEx tollsPAMPANGA -- Chamber and Commerce Industry Inc. (PamCham) Chairman Emeritus Levy Laus has urged the operators of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to improve the electronic ticketing system (e-ticket) at the 84-kilometer expressway, including at the NLEx exit here patronized by some 12,000 motorists daily.
In the meeting at the Laus Group of Companies training center here on Wednesday, Laus said that long queues are experienced at the NLEx-City of San Fernando exit "even on an ordinary weekend."
26 Jun 2015 - Mexico village school to get new classroomsPAMPANGA -- Students and teachers in a village school in Mexico, Pampanga will finally get new classrooms after Representative Oscar Rodriguez and the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Industry Inc. pledged to donate two four-classroom structures to replace condemned buildings in the campus.
Rodriguez told on Friday that the new classrooms for the San Patricio Elementary School will be built starting next week, after he and Eddie Chua of the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Industry inspected the school on Thursday.
26 Jun 2015 - Mabalaqueño tops architect licensure examsMABALACAT CITY -- A resident of Barangay Dau here has topped the Architect Licensure Examinations (ALE) with an 85.90 percent passing rate.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said that Christian Lyle David La Madrid, 22, of Barangay Dau, topped some 1,201 ALE passers.
26 Jun 2015 - Cops net drug suspect in Oplan Lambat SibatPAMPANGA -- Elements of the Bacolor police arrested on Thursday one of the most wanted drug personalities here under the Philippine National Police's Lambat Sibat operation.
Dinapo Santos Jr. was arrested around 10:30 a.m. at Sta. Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga.
26 Jun 2015 - Marcos shares BBL impact to Pampanga aldermenCLARK FREEPORT -- Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said Friday that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not an exclusive concern of the people of Mindanao but a measure that will affect the whole country once approved into law.
Marcos issued the statement during the mid-year assembly of the Pampanga Councilors' League (PCL) at the Oxford Hotel here where he was invited to educate the Kapampangan councilors on the BBL.
26 Jun 2015 - City of San Fernando celebrates Arbor DayPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago led Friday other city officials in a tree planting activity at Barangays Calulut and Sindalan in celebration of Arbor Day.
A total of 120 Caballero seedlings, also known as dwarf fire trees, were planted in selected areas of the two villages.
24 Jun 2015 - Signalized JASA-NLEx pushedPAMPANGA -- Stakeholders, including the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham), approved on Wednesday the design of the busy highway near the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) exit here to address the worsening traffic affecting major businesses at the capital city.
A signalized intersection will be installed at the portion of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA), which hosts giants malls of SM and Robinsons and the site of the Azure North Resorts Residences.
24 Jun 2015 - Banal wins in French photo tiltPAMPANGA -- Multi-awarded photographer Ruston Banal is set to add another award in his long list of achievements as his award-winning photo "Kuraldal" was again recognized by a French photography contest.
The "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) has awarded the first prize in the professional category to Banal's photo.
24 Jun 2015 - DOST to test hybrid road train in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) Hybrid Electric Road Train will conduct a performance testing of five-coach centrally powered hybrid electric road train for local application on Thursday (June 25) at the Parade Ground inside this Freeport.
The demo of the hybrid coach is to test roadworthiness of a Filipino-made transportation project which is part of the DOST's commitment to support the productivity and global competitiveness of the metals, engineering and allied industries.
24 Jun 2015 - Angat Dam near critical levelPAMPANGA -- The water level in Angat Dam may soon move closer to critical level as recent thunderstorms failed to replenish the dam's water supply.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) here said that state weather bureau reported the water level at Angat fell to 172.66 meters, 0.19 meter below Sunday's 172.85 meters, which is near the halfway point between the critical level for irrigation at 180 meters, and the critical level for drinking water at 160 meters.
24 Jun 2015 - Pineda assists sick OFW to heart centerPAMPANGA -- Fulfilling her pledge, Governor Lilia Pineda assisted Gabino Taruc to the Philippine Heart Center for his medical check-up.
On June 18, the Office of the Governor has accommodated Taruc to undergo medical check-up to identify the proper medication he needs.
24 Jun 2015 - Guv's support to police laudedPAMPANGA -- Central Luzon police office officer-in-charge Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos has lauded Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda and a Kapampangan businessman for supporting all-out their projects crucial to sustain and improve the peace and order situation in the region.
Santos, who was interviewed shortly after the recent 6th Meeting of the Regional Advisory Council (RDC) at the Camp Olivas here, said the private groups and local officials whom he dubbed “partners” had provided the "necessary equipment and support."
24 Jun 2015 - Foundation to operate Angeles children's homeANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently signed a Usufruct Agreement with Tuloy Foundation for the use of the Bahay Bata facilities in Barangay Cuayan, as a center for street children.
The agreement which was signed Tuesday, provides exclusive use by Tuloy Foundation of the facilities of the Bahay Bata.
23 Jun 2015 - Pamintuan: Lapid worthy opponentANGELES CITY –- "I am happy that I will have a worthy opponent."
This was the statement of Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during a chance interview at the opening of the Kuya J restaurant at SM City Pampanga here on Monday.
23 Jun 2015 - Apalit Joins CBCP's Year of the PoorPAMPANGA -- The fiesta executive committee here joins the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Year of the Poor for this year's town fiesta.
With its theme "Apung Iru: Fulfilling His Mission in his Fight for the Poor", the fiesta committee here together with the local government, continues to reach out to indigent people by attending to their medical needs.
23 Jun 2015 - 1,053 College students get scholarshipPAMPANGA -- Some 1,053 college students coming from the city’s 35 barangays here received "certificates of eligibility" from Mayor Edwin Santiago as part of the new set of scholars under the city's Educational Scholarship Assistance Program (ESAP) at the Heroes Hall.
Under ESAP, students shall receive cash assistance for their enrollment every semester; this will be awarded directly to their choice of educational institution whether public or private.
23 Jun 2015 - Akyat Bahay gang robs Air Force official's houseANGELES CITY –- Valuable items worth P.5 million were carted away by members of the "Akyat Bahay" gang who robbed the house of an Army major at Deca Clark Homes Subdivision in Barangay Margot, Angeles City.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said that Major Homer Casauy, 40, a member of Philippine Air Force assigned at Villamor Air Base in Manila together with wife left their house on June 14, 2015.
23 Jun 2015 - MSWDO awards funds to SMEsPAMPANGA -- The local government in San Simon continues to give assistance to the indigent people through the Bottom-Up Budgeting program of the national government.
With the administration of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO), the municipality awards seed capital to small businesses such as sari-sari store, piggery and livestocks.
22 Jun 2015 - Lazatin endorses Lapid for Angeles mayorANGELES CITY – "Sure win" said former First District representative Carmelo Lazatin during his advance birthday party on June 21 in Barangay Malabanias here when asked to comment about the chances of Senator Manuel Lapid to win in the mayoralty race in 2016.
Lazatin said, "Lapid as mayor will bring back the trust and confidence of small and big businesses to the city government."
22 Jun 2015 - Village chief welcomes Capillion project in ClarkANGELES CITY -- A barangay chairman here has described the controversial P7 billion Capilion project in Clark Freeport as a "welcome development" for his village and the whole of Angeles City.
Rey Nacu Gueco, chairman of Barangay Malabanias, said he fully supports the Singapore-based Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited, which has committed to lease and develop a three-hectare lot at the main entrance of the Freeport.
22 Jun 2015 - Guiao: Require students to undergo CPR trainingPAMPANGA -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller Guiao has filed a bill requiring K to 12 high school students to undergo cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
House Bill 5891 (CPR Training in Schools Act of 2015) declares the policy of the State to promote health consciousness among Filipinos and to equip able-bodied citizens with the necessary expertise and basic skills to become first responders during certain health emergencies.
22 Jun 2015 - First organic trading post opens in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Pampanga's first Organic Trading Post (OTP) opened at the New Public Market in San Fernando over the weekend.
The City Agriculture and Veterinary Office (CAVO) inaugurated the new facility with City Mayor Edwin Santiago, Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Councilor Nelson Lingat, Councilor Benedict Jasper Lagman, City Agriculture and Veterinary Officer Myrna Manabat and Acting Provincial Agriculturist Edilberto Salenga.
22 Jun 2015 - Kuya J opens at SM City PampangaPAMPANGA -- Kuya J, a casual dining restaurant, has finally arrived at SM City Pampanga opening its doors on Monday with sports superstars James and Phil Younghusband leading the opening and representing the restaurants mantra of serving food in the spirit of "brotherly love".
Angeles City mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Mexico Mayor Roy Manalastas joined James and Phil during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
22 Jun 2015 - Porac LGU acquires ambulancePAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito del Cruz celebrated his natal day on Monday by presenting another new ambulance worth more than P2 million in bid to prep up disaster and emergency response capabilities here.
Dela Cruz also presented two newly refurbished ambulances, one coming from Gov. Lilia Pineda and the restored old ambulance of municipality. Last year, the municipal government also acquired additional ambulances to help with disaster and emergency situations here.
22 Jun 2015 - Apalit records high crime rateThe number of crimes in Apalit has increased to 50 percent during the first half of the year, records of the municipal police station showed.
The figures were revealed during the session of the municipal council regarding the peace and order situation of the town.
21 Jun 2015 - LTO urges public not to deal with fixersPAMPANGA -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) here has intensified its campaign against fixers through proper dissemination of information and surveillance on the possible mediators.
LTO Apalit Extension Chief Edwin Rosales said they are always on guard against these people and make sure they drive them away.
21 Jun 2015 - DA gives irrigation pumps to farmersPAMPANGA -- In line with the Bottom-Up Budgeting approach, the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) here awarded shallow tube wells to the four irrigators associations.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) gave eight irrigation pump sets to the irrigator associations of Barangays San Juan, San Jose, Concepcion and Santo Niño in San Simon on June 17.
21 Jun 2015 - 'Parikoy' triumvirate eyed in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- It sounds like the religious drama series but it is actually the purported political alignment being pushed by supporters of politicians here --- Parikoy or Pamintuan (incumbent mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, Rivera (Former Councilor Willie Rivera) and Kong Yeng (Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao).
Pamintuan and Guiao, who were under the same ticket in the May 2013 elections will both seek reelection while Rivera has already announced that he will be running for vice mayor under another city mayoral candidate Senator Lito Lapid.
21 Jun 2015 - LGUs asked to join BBL discussionMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has urged local government officials to get involved in the discussion on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, saying it affects not only Mindanao but the entire country as well.
“I encourage everyone, to get involved. Come and talk to us, and be part of the discussion. This affects you too,” said Marcos in his speech at the 62nd national assembly of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines in Tuguegarao City last Thursday night.
21 Jun 2015 - Mabalacat seniors get P1,500 pensionMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales has led the distribution of social pension amounting to P1,500 each to 347 senior citizens here.
Morales, who was assisted by by Vice Mayor Christian Halili and Councilors Amauri "Bok" Tiglao, Eddie Sotto and Benny Jocson, said the pension covers the period January to March 2015.
21 Jun 2015 - Free anti-rabies vaccination set in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office III is set to conduct free rabies vaccination in the provinces of Central Luzon.
The program is aimed to eliminate or at east reduce rabies cases in Pampanga and the rest of the provinces.
21 Jun 2015 - CSF mayor celebrates birthday with medical missionPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago celebrated his 58th birthday on Sunday with a medical and dental mission that benefited hundreds of residents of Barangay San Pedro Cutud here.
Santiago led the city’s health team composed of doctors, nurses, midwives, health workers and volunteers in the medical and dental mission for 1,500 residents.
21 Jun 2015 - 3 shabu pushers nabbed in BacolorPAMPANGA -- Three suspected shabu pushers were arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by the town police in Barangay Cabetican, Bacolor town on Friday.
Senior Inspector Napoleon Cruz, chief of police of Bacolor, said Ronnie Roque, 33; Edwin David, 37 and Michelle Pedro, 22, all residents of Purok 4 Tramo, Cabetican, Bacolor were arrested during their anti-drug operation.
20 Jun 2015 - Angeles City mayor to seek info on Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that he will ask the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to convene the Metro Clark Advisory Council (MCAC) to shed light on several issues surrounding the controversial Capilion project at the main entrance of Clark Freeport.
Pamintuan admitted that he has limited knowledge about the P7-billion long-term lease and development of a three-hectare lot in the area forged between CDC and the Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited of Singapore.
20 Jun 2015 - Santiago to go on birthday outreach mission todayPAMPANGA -- It's Father's Day and it is his birthday but Mayor Edwin Santiago of this city will do the rounds of barangays here where he will reach out to Fernandinos and deliver essential basic services instead of holding a big natal day bash.
"Instead of a big bash, I would rather celebrate my birthday today with needy Fernandinos through an outreach mission where I could personally attend to their needs. Alam naman ninyo, Fernandino First!" said Santiago.
20 Jun 2015 - Police nab big time gunrunners in LubaoPAMPANGA -- Three brothers who are alleged big time gun runners were apprehended by joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Lubao Police in simultaneous raids in Barangay San Juan, Lubao, Pampanga on Thursday and confiscated several firearms and ammunition.
Pampanga Police Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Jr., in a report to Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3), identified the suspects as Lucas Tiongco, Michael Tiongco and Rene Tiongco.
20 Jun 2015 - Masantol prepares for rainy seasonPAMPANGA -- The municipality of Masantol has started the rehabilitation of the evacuation centers situated in different barangays as preparation for the rainy season.
The centers, which are located in Barangay San Nicolas, Sto. Nino, Sta. Lucia, San Isidro Matua and Sagrada, have been repaired and improved to better accommodate would-be evacuees.
20 Jun 2015 - Texas Instrument Clark’s top exporter, employerCLARK FREEPORT -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) semiconductor firm located here has been recognized as the country’s top exporter and outstanding employer for 2015 by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza).
For three consecutive years, TI received the Billionaires Award, which gives citation to companies that export goods or services worth US$2.5 billion in one year.
19 Jun 2015 - 'Mayor TJ is lying'CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation Vice- President Reynaldo Catacutan said that Capas Mayor Antonio "TJ" was lying when he announced that the hospital at the O' Donnell resettlement in Barangay Cristo Rey has been completed and is now ready for occupancy.
During a press conference here yesterday, Catacutan showed newsmen photographs of the building including its facilities in what he described as unserviceable based also on the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA).
19 Jun 2015 - Rizalistas ask youth to fight corruptionANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Thursday lauded the members of the Knights of Rizal (KOR), including businessman Reghis Romero II of this city, for their genuine love for the country.
Pamintuan joined the KOR Central Luzon chapter led by Fr. Sonny Pahed and Salapungan barangay captain and KOR international treasurer Rey Malig when they distributed slippers and notebooks to students of the Salapungan Elementary School here.
19 Jun 2015 - 14 Korean management representatives undergo labor education orientationPAMPANGA -- Some 14 Korean management-representatives of locators housed inside the Angeles Industrial Park Inc. (AIPI) attended a Labor Education and Orientation on Filipino Work Culture, the Labor Department said Friday.
The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Pampanga Field Office partnered with AIPI-locator Kodec Precision, Inc. and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) in facilitating this event.
19 Jun 2015 - Population committee created in San Simon townPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Health Infirmary and Population Control Services Office has organized a Barangay Population Executive Committee (BPEC) under the Philippine Population Program here on Friday.
Simultaneous to the organization, the group, headed by Population Program Officer 1 Josephine Lorenzo, conducted a seminar about population to further educate barangay officials.
19 Jun 2015 - Australian BPO firm expands operations in Clark FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- Beepo, an Australian-owned BPO firm, stated that it has found Clark to be a strategic location for recruiting highly skilled individuals that suit the requirements of clients.
Beepo employees have increased from 15 in April 2014 to 160 as of May 2015 representing a 967 percent increase.
18 Jun 2015 - Koreans worried over 'false' reportANGELES CITY -- The Korean community in Central Luzon has expressed concern about a recent news item, which depicted eight Korean nationals as suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 22-year-old single mother.
The Korean Community Association in Central Luzon, which is composed of more than 20,000 members, stated that its members might earn the ire of Filipinos following the airing of the report on national and local media.
18 Jun 2015 - San Fernando mayor inaugurates 4 infra projectsPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago inaugurated on Thursday four infrastructure projects in Barangay San Nicolas, meant to improve the accessibility of government services and programs.
First among the projects was the concreting of a 400-meter road in EMS Barrio where he was assisted by Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Barangay Chairman Rosemary Calimlim, and other barangay officials.
18 Jun 2015 - Guv lauds industrial park for 'quality jobs'ANGELES CITY — Governor Lilia Pineda on Wednesday lauded the Angeles Industrial Park Inc. (AIPI) for providing quality and decent jobs to Kapampangans.
The governor, who visited the industrial park in Barangay Calibutbut here, was ecstatic when she learned that some 80 percent of the total workers at the AIPI are from Pampanga.
18 Jun 2015 - Mabalacat to provide aid to families affected by Dau road wideningMABALACAT CITY -- Officials here have announced that the city government is set to provide cash assistance of P5,000 to each family affected by the ongoing road widening project in Barangay Dau.
Dr. Oscar Aurelio, village chief of Barangay Dau, said that some 120 families were affected by the project.
18 Jun 2015 - Plan to address job mismatch to be presented to AngelesANGELES CITY -- The Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines, is set to present a plan to address job mismatch to the City Government of Angeles.
The PBEd and USAID Philippines have been implementing the Higher Education and Productivity Project (HEPP) with the main goal to address concerns over the mismatch between the quality of the Philippines’ higher education graduates and the needs of its industries through greater industry participation in curriculum design, quality assurance and accreditation. The HEPP is a one year project that aims to solve the skills gap and mismatch problem by initiating industry-academe partnerships at the national and regional level.
17 Jun 2015 - Masantol gets new office buildingPAMPANGA -- Masantol gets new office buildingThe Office of the Mayor here will soon find a new home after Governor Lilia Pineda funded the construction of the Executive/Legislative building here.
Through the request of Mayor Danilo Guinto, the Provincial Government of Pampanga released more than P4-million to build a three-storey building which will have the Office of the Mayor, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) and the Municipal Session Hall.
17 Jun 2015 - BIR now after P1.9-B in delinquent accountsPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV here is now running after P1.9-billion in delinquent accounts for Central Luzon through its Arrears Management Team (AMT) formed this February to collect taxes from recent and decades-old delinquent accounts.
Revenue Region IV (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee said the AMT has in fact collected P6-million and another P54-million from two delinquent accounts.
17 Jun 2015 - Guagua farmers harvest 'fruits' of trainingPAMPANGA -- Some 112 farmers from this town on Thursday conducted a harvest festival complete with a fiesta-style boodle fight to celebrate the culmination of their training under SM Foundation's "Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan" farmers' training program in a Barangay San Matias private farmland.
The farmer graduates of Harvest Festival Batch 81 are part of the 12,000 beneficiaries of the training program across the country who participated in the 12 weekly sessions conducted by SM Foundation, Harbest, Department of Agriculture, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Rotary Club of Loyola Heights and the Municipal Government of Guagua.
17 Jun 2015 - Pampanga hospitals now permanent 'cleft centers'PAMPANGA -- The Jose A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) and Ricardo P. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in this town are now permanent surgical centers, which will take on indigent cleft clip and cleft palate palates from Pampanga and nearby Central Luzon provinces on a regular basis.
This was disclosed by Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) president Benigno Ricafort during a press conference for the ongoing Operation Smile "Gift of Smiles" mega mission at JADMC here.
17 Jun 2015 - Capitol extends more aidPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda, through the Pampanga Action Center for Overseas Filipino Workers Concerns (PACOC), continues to help Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker Gabino Taruc regarding his medical condition.
Taruc, who was diagnosed with a heart problem when he was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia after being confined for a week, will be given medical assistance by the Capitol, according to PACOC Head Maria Eliza Rey Muñoz.
17 Jun 2015 - $2-M sanitary disposal project to rise in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Korean investors and their business partners based in Pampanga will construct a $2-million sewerage handling and sanitary disposal project in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City.
Representatives of TesuPhils Inc. and L.C. Soliman Septic Tank Inc. signed on Tuesday the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the project in a 1.5-hectare land in Calumpang, which is part of the subzone of Clark.
17 Jun 2015 - Aeta leader asked to liquidate P23M fundsMABALACAT CITY -- Members of the Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association (Mata) are asking their chairman to liquidate some P23 million derived from their P16,000 daily average quarry collection at the Clark Freeport subzone.
Larry Lingay, who is also claiming the headship of the association, said Robert Serrano failed to account for the funds, which accumulated since 2013.
17 Jun 2015 - DOST, Ateneo introduce 'eHatid'PAMPANGA -- An electronically based health information support system developed to help local government units (LGUs) make informed decisions on health concerns has been introduced to Central Luzon on Wednesday.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University, invited LGUs from Central Luzon to use the "eHealth Tablet for Informed Decision (eHatid) making program, a software application currently designed for mobile android devices that offers real-time access to health information among LGUs and medical doctors.
17 Jun 2015 - Bishop-elect calls for prayers on Quezon postPAMPANGA -- Bishop-elect Monsignor Victor Ocampo, a native of Angeles City, is calling for prayers for his new post as he prepares to lead the Diocese of Gumaca in Quezon province.
"Like what Pope Francis said after his election, pray for me," said Ocampo, in a statement through the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website.
17 Jun 2015 - Operation Smile ships 11 MTs of supplies, equipment to PhilippinesPAMPANGA -- International medical charity group Operation Smile has shipped eight metric tons of medicines and medical supplies plus three metric tons of medical equipment valued at US$1.3-million, roughly P58.1-million, for its mega mission "Gift of Smiles", which kicked off last June 12 and will run until June 20 simultaneously in Bacolor, Pampanga, Bacolod City, Cebu City, Davao City and Manila.
This was disclosed by Operation Smile Country Director of Development for the Philippines (Asia Regional Office) Roberto Manzano, who said that the shipment will be used to treat some 750 cleft lip and cleft palate indigent patients this month.
17 Jun 2015 - BPO firm head eyes Clark as growth areaCLARK FREEPORT -- A top executive of the Convergys Philippines, the country's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) firm, has cited Clark as one of the growth areas for the call center industry.
Ivic Mueco, senior vice-president and country manager of Convergys Philippines, said during the launching of the firm's new site at SM City Clark that "this is something that the Kapampangans should be proud of."
16 Jun 2015 - CIAC exec faces rapsMABALACAT CITY --- Officials of Barangay Cristo Rey in Capas town, Tarlac province have filed a civil case in court against a top official of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) for allegedly occupying illegally a building inside the O'Donnell resettlement.
Cristo Rey Chairman Rolando De Leon and Councilman Benjamin Pabustan filed Recovery of Possession case before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 66 in Capas, Tarlac on April 17, 2015 against Reynaldo Catacutan, CIAC vice president for operations.
16 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan OFW, agency find ‘amicable settlement’PAMPANGA -- Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker Gabino Taruc finally met his agency, MMM International Placement Corporation, after filing charges against the latter for the "deceiving treatment" he received in Saudi Arabia.
Taruc and his agency met at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office here on Tuesday to settle the issues between two parties.
16 Jun 2015 - Ex-board member calls for support to guv's health care programPAMPANGA -- Former Second District Board Member Olga Frances "Fritzie" David Dizon urged local officials and other groups to support the health care programs of the Pampanga provincial government after being alarmed by the increasing number of teenage pregnancies here.
Dizon said the all-out support from various sectors on the health care projects of Pampanga will drastically reduce the cases of teenage pregnancies threatening the "lives and future" of women and their children.
16 Jun 2015 - US Embassy sets ocean month movie screening in PampangaANGELES CITY — The United States Embassy in Manila has set movie screening to mark the importance of preserving the world's oceans.
The special screening of "Seeing Blue: A World Oceans Month Movie Series," will be held at the Angeles University Foundation's St. Cecilia Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19.
15 Jun 2015 - 8 Koreans accused of gang rapeANGELES CITY -- A Filipina was gang-raped by eight Korean nationals, one of whom she met through the Internet, police said Monday.
In a live interview with GMA News TV's QRT, SPO1 Marian Trinidad, the investigator on the case, said the Station 4 of Angeles City police got a call from the staff of a hospital at around 11 a.m. Monday reporting the incident.
15 Jun 2015 - Closed steel plant woos workers to stop protestPAMPANGA -- Representatives of the Stronghold Steel Corporation here are allegedly wooing workers of the plant to stop their protest and sign a waiver regarding their separation pay.
The workers of the firm have been promised separation pay since the former firm known as Milwaukee Steel Corporation--believed to be partly owned by alleged businessman Antonio Tiu--permanently shut down last January after ceasing operations on December 15, 2014.
15 Jun 2015 - Rodriguez not running for governorPAMPANGA -- Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez dispelled rumors on Monday that he will run for the province's highest post.
In an interview with veteran broadcaster Perry Pangan over the popular "Talakayan Ngayon" on dwRW 95.1 FM, Rodriguez--who spoke about the Mt. Pinatubo eruption where he, together with businessman Levy Laus pushed for rehabilitation and lifted the Kapampangan spirit and resiliency--said that he would not "battle it out" with the incumbent "mother of Pampanga" Governor Lilia Pineda.
15 Jun 2015 - DA: No improvement on Angat Dam water supplyPAMPANGA -- The water level of Angat Dam is still showing no signs of improvement as its level on Monday was at 174.44 meters, 0.3 meter lower than Sunday's 174.74 meters.
With this, the Department of Agriculture (DA) here said the planting for palay would definitely fall in the first week of July or even a bit later for Central Luzon
15 Jun 2015 - Sta. Ana students receive P500,000 scholarship grantsPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Sta. Ana took advantage of the suspension of classes on Sunday to distribute half a million pesos in educational assistance to some 372 high school and college students.
Mayor Rommel Concepcion said the distribution is the second of five distributions this year in a bid help indigent students and their families.
14 Jun 2015 - Pinatubo eruption observance hailedPAMPANGA -- Laus Group founder and chairman Levy P. Laus, a leading light in the difficult struggle to save Pampanga from lahar devastation in the aftermath of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991, has lauded the observance of the historic event's 24th anniversary on Monday.
“It think it is but fitting and proper that the Kapampangans devote this day in observing that fateful day because it is a source of inspiration and gratitude for all of us, especially those who gave themselves to the collective effort to save our province, and for those who have lived to see the result of that effort,” Laus said.
14 Jun 2015 - Pangilinan: Clark safe from storms, floodsCLARK FREEPORT -- Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan cited Clark’s location in hosting a national center for disaster monitoring operations.
Pangilinan said Clark’s backdrop of hills and high elevation make itself safe from onslaughts of severe tropical storms and floods.
14 Jun 2015 - Canlas is new Quota Pampanga prexyPAMPANGA -- Myrna Canlas officially assumed the helm of the Quota International (QI) of Pampanga during the 21st Induction of Officers and Members of the club at the Oasis Hotel.
Canlas succeeded lawyer Joycel Robles-Panlili, who ended her term this month.
14 Jun 2015 - Truckers directed to use proper canvass coverPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has called on quarry truckers here to observe the use of proper canvass cover on their trucks adding this is compliance with local and national laws.
PENRO head Art Punzalan said they are responding to calls from civil society groups from Porac.
13 Jun 2015 - Arroyo to seek re-electionPAMPANGA -- Incumbent Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will seek re-election in the 2016 polls despite her hospital arrest and reported deteriorating condition.
Lawyer Raul Lambino, a member of Arroyo's legal team, disclosed during the recent Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. general membership meeting here which he graced, that the former President wishes to continue serving her constituents in Porac, Floridablanca, Guagua, Sta. Rita, Sasmuan and her hometown Lubao despite her condition and situation.
13 Jun 2015 - 392 jobseekers hired on the spot in Independence Day job fairsPAMPANGA -- Some 392 jobseekers were hired on the spot (HOTS) in the Independence Day Job and Livelihood Fairs in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said Friday.
The HOTS were part of the 1,571 jobseekers that flocked the job and livelihood fairs held at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Malolos City, Bulacan and Magic Mall in Sta Cruz, Zambales.
13 Jun 2015 - PAF implements modernization to protect PH's sovereigntyCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is upgrading its armaments, equipment and aircraft in line with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program to preserve the country’s sovereignty.
Major General Julius Cesar Guillermo, commander of the PAF First Air Division stationed in this Freeport issued the statement during the commemoration of the 117th Independence Day at SM City Clark on Friday.
13 Jun 2015 - PamCham partners with government to further boost investmentsPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) has strengthened its partnership with the Provincial Government of Pampanga and other government agencies to boost investments and spur further economic activity in the countryside.
This was disclosed by PamCham president Jess Nicdao during the group's recent 49th general membership meeting at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city, where he said that the chamber participated in the review and continues to play an active role in the crafting and implementation of the provincial investment incentives code.
13 Jun 2015 - Lawmaker to continue investing in educationPAMPANGA -- Fourth district Representative Juan Pablo Bondoc said on Saturday that investing in human capital is one of the best programs to be rewarded as a public servant.
In the distribution ceremony for the last installment of Tulong Dunong scholarship program for this year, Bondoc said investing in education is an effective way to produce a proficient community in the future.
13 Jun 2015 - DA conducts review on research programsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon conducted a review of its existing programs in an activity dubbed "Research Development and Extension In-House Review" from June 10 to 11 at Holiday Inn inside Clark Freeport.
The Agency In-House Review is the final evaluation of research studies of researchers of the division, collaborating agencies and local government units.
12 Jun 2015 - Pangilinan cites Clark as vital disaster response hubCLARK FREEPORT -- Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan has underscored the role of the national center for disaster preparedness and rehabilitation that will rise soon inside Clark Freeport.
Pangilinan said the Network Operations Center (NOC) here will play a great role in coordinating efforts to mitigate impact of disasters and conduct organized rescue and rehabilitation efforts.
12 Jun 2015 - Pampanga council collects 362 blood bagsPAMPANGA -- A total of 362 blood bags had been collected during the first of series of bloodletting activity conducted by the Provincial Blood Services and Advocacy Council (PDSAC) Thursday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in this city.
The activity dubbed as "Atiu keng Daya Tamu ing Sumawup. Give Blood. Save Lives. Be a Donor Today" was in line with the celebration of World Blood Donor Day spearheaded by the PBSAC chaired by Governor Lilia Pineda in coordination with the Angeles University Foundation Medical Center, Pampanga Medical Specialist Hospital and Sacred Heart Medical Center.
12 Jun 2015 - Porac Day as special working holidayPAMPANGA -- A bill seeking for the declaration of Porac Day as a special working holiday passed the Senate committee on local government.
Senate Bill 2386, which declares October 31 (Porac Day) as special working holiday, is one of the 17 bills approved by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., chairman of the committee on local government.
12 Jun 2015 - Pampanga upland farmers receive white corn seedsPAMPANGA -- Upland farmers of Pampanga received white corn seeds as part of the Seed Exchange Program under the Corn Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
The DA-Central Luzon here distributed 200 bags of registered Open-Pollinated Corn Variety (OPV) glutinous white corn seeds.
12 Jun 2015 - Raps filed vs suspected RHB memberPAMPANGA -- Police have filed information of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against the arrested suspected member of the Marxist Leninist Party of Philippines-Rebolusyonaryong Hukbong Bayan (MLPP-RHB).
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, said they have filed appropriate charges against Ryan Lising, an alleged member of MLPP-RHB at the office of the Provincial Prosecutor Office, City of San Fernando by virtue of inquest resolution dated June 10 made by Assistant Prosecutor Ramon Tomas.
12 Jun 2015 - BPI launches diversified services in AngelesANGELES CITY --- The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has launched its Lifestyle Madness Weekend, which unwraps more edition of its auto, housing, personal and other types of loans.
This month's version of the BPI Madness caravan in Pampanga runs from June 11 to 14 at the events center of MarQuee Mall here.
11 Jun 2015 - Farmers expect bountiful harvest despite dry spellPAMPANGA -- Farmers in this agricultural town are expecting a bountiful harvest of play despite the El Niño phenomenon, which has reportedly affected other neighboring municipalities in Pampanga.
Mayor Venancio Macapagal said that 1,350 hectares of farm lands in Barangays San Juan, San Nicolas, Santa Monica and San Agustin are expected to yield some 135,000 cavans of palay from June to July of this year.
11 Jun 2015 - Group: Relocate Capilion to Clark Green CityCLARK FREEPORT -- An advocacy group, which is calling for the development of Clark International Airport (CRK), asked the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to immediately stop the construction at the main entrance of the Freeport by the Capilion Corp. Pte. Ltd. of Singapore.
The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM) has urged the CDC to relocate the mixed-use commercial estate to the Clark Green City situated at the subzone of the Freeport in Capas, Tarlac.
11 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan artist to set up art installation on territorial disputePAMPANGA -- Multi-media artist Don Reich de Dios will be displaying his Fourth Public Art Installation on June 13 in Subic, Zambales as part of his "Back-off China series", a nationalist themed art installation on the ongoing territorial dispute on the West Philippine Sea.
The art installation is composed of Origami-inspired airplanes, amphibious vehicles and ships. It is a large-scale installation wherein the artist will set up a total of a hundred figures.
11 Jun 2015 - Clark semicon company named Central Luzon’s top exporterCLARK FREEPORT -- A semiconductor company here was named Central Luzon's top exporter by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corporation remained the top exporter in the region with exports totaling to US$ 2.912 billion, which represents more than half of Central Luzon's export value.
10 Jun 2015 - Pangilinan insists on investing at Clark, 5 other airportsCLARK FREEPORT -- Business tycoon Manuel Pangilinan disclosed on Tuesday his main targets in infrastructure developments and stressed that the country will "only" attain tremendous economic growth if the roads, airports, railways, seaports and other related projects are fully developed.
"My heart is for this country," added Pangilinan to stress that his companies' mission is to help the country move forward and sustain growth in many sectors by providing more jobs and business opportunities to some 100 million Filipinos, especially those living outside the National Capital Region (NCR).
10 Jun 2015 - San Fernando to push through with old public market rehabilitationPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago said Wednesday that the City Government here will push through with the rehabilitation and improvement of the old public market at the Poblacion to give local traders a level playing field in the advent of malls and other big shopping centers.
Santiago and other city officials recently inspected the old public market and discussed with vendors and Fernandino business people their concerns and needs, which are essential in the renovation plan.
10 Jun 2015 - Tycoon supports advocacy to decongest Metro ManilaMABALACAT CITY --- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Chairman Manny Pangilinan has expressed support to the call of Pampanga businessmen to decongest Metro Manila for "our country's sake."
Pangilinan issued the statement to Pampanga newsmen who were invited in the annual PLDT stockholders meeting held at Shangri-la Makati on Tuesday.
10 Jun 2015 - Veteran newsman Sonny Lopez writes 30CLARK FREEPORT -- Veteran newsman Angelo "Sonny" Lopez II passed away on Wednesday, more than a month after a heart bypass operation also known as coronary bypass surgery.
Lopez, 58, a former host of radio program Clark in Action aired over ACCTN Channel 6, reportedly suffered multiple organ failure after his surgery at the Philippine Heart Center on May 4.
10 Jun 2015 - No gov’t work, classes in Angeles for Mt. Pinatubo Memorial DayANGELES CITY -- The City Government of Angeles City has taken the cue from the Provincial Government of Pampanga and has issued Executive Order 14 suspending classes in all public and private schools in the city as well work in all government offices on June 15 in commemoration of the 24th year anniversary of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption.
Vega-Cabigting said that commemorating the event is the fitting tribute to the lessons learned from the devastation. She added that while Angeles City has fully recovered from the devastation brought by the calamity, the present generation of Angelenos should not forget one of the most trying times in the history of the city and the province.
10 Jun 2015 - Guv hosts congress for pregnant womenPAMPANGA -- Dozens received free prenatal check-ups, vitamins and counseling during the Buntis Congress facilitated by the Pampanga Provincial Government held at the Lubao Gym on Thursday with Governor Lilia Pineda reminding women of the need for proper maternal care.
Governor Pineda said that the Buntis Congress aims to increase the awareness of the soon-to-be-mothers on the importance of having monthly check-ups to reduce child and maternal mortality rate.
10 Jun 2015 - Angeles to host 117th Independence Day ritesANGELES CITY -- The Pamintuan Mansion in Angeles City's heritage district will play center stage on June 12 as the city joins the nation in celebrating the 117th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Angeles City is one of the official sites recognized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to join other historical sites around the country for the simultaneous raising of the Philippine Flag, led by President Benigno Aquino in Iloilo City.
9 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan OFW finally back homePAMPANGA -- About nine days after the upload of the Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker's (OFW) video on social media sites where he sought help from the government for his desire to return home, Gabino Taruc was finally released by his employer and is back in their home in Sta. Monica village here.
Taruc, who was earlier reported to have been confined at the Al Zhulfi General Hospital in Riyadh, was finally relieved after seeing his family when he arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 12:00 midnight on June 8.
9 Jun 2015 - 5 RHB members killed; 1 captured in Mexico clashPAMPANGA -- Five suspected members of the Rebolusyunaryong Hukbong Bayan (RHB) were killed while another one was captured during an assault launched by government security forces at the rebels' safehouse in Barangay San Jose Matulid here dawn Tuesday.
Pampanga Provincial Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr. said the slain suspected rebels have been persuaded to surrender but they instead opened fire towards the assault team consisting of SWAT-Pampanga, Pampanga Provincial Police Office (PPPO) Intelligence Group, PPPO Public Safety Group and Mexico police.
9 Jun 2015 - PDRRMO monitoring eastern townsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) is monitoring parts of Candaba, particularly areas near Maasim River and barangays in the Tagalog Region near Bulacan in case a magnitude 7.2 earthquake damages the 47-year-old Angat dam.
The PDRRMO is also monitoring parts of Apalit near Sulipan, and areas in San Simon and San Luis with connecting waterways.
9 Jun 2015 - Marcos to address Pampanga councilors in general assemblyCLARK FREEPORT -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. will be the guest of honor and speaker in the upcoming Pampanga Councilors League (PCL) General Assembly to be held on June 26 to 27 at the Oxford Hotel here.
PCL president Mike Tapang said that Marcos was invited to shed insights on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Tapang said that the event will be attended by some 194 municipal and city councilors of Pampanga.
9 Jun 2015 - Group supports farmers' call vs charter changePAMPANGA -- The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) expressed its support to the Filipino farmers' two-day protest and vigil against charter change (chacha) which was staged in front of the House of Representatives until Wednesday morning.
Republic Act 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) was enacted on June 10, 1988 and recently, the lower house passed on second reading Resolution of Both Houses No. 1 or the opening the 1987 Philippine Constitution to charter changes on its economic provisions.
9 Jun 2015 - Firm introduces technology for affordable, safe waterCLARK FREEPORT -- "Affordable and safe water for everyone" is what the Ian Cummins Enterprise (ICE) International Technology Incorporated is aiming to provide the Pampanga and the whole country after transferring its water treatment technology to Clark Freeport.
ICE sales manager Lloyd Nacu said they launched Signature Premium Water Philippines Incorporated to achieve the company’s goals of serving the community by providing potable water to business establishments and residences.
9 Jun 2015 - RCEO3 installs equipment in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Regional Communications and Electronic Office-3 (RCEO3) here, has installed several communications equipment in Central Luzon.
Superintendent Dioscoro Mataa, chief of RCEO3, said some of their major accomplishments for the second semester of 2014 and first quarter this year, include the installation of a conventional repeater at Mt. Samat, Pilar and the installation of radio relay in Bagac, both in Bataan.
9 Jun 2015 - No government work, classes in Pampanga on June 15Work in government offices and classes in all public and private schools in Pampanga are suspended June 15 in commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption.
Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, through Executive Order 006-2015 she signed on Monday, said that Pampanga's rise after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption is a testament to resiliency and unity of the Kapampangans.
8 Jun 2015 - Capitol welcomes 4 rebel returneesPAMPANGA - Like a gift for Independence Day, the provincial government here headed by Governor Lilia Pineda welcomed the return to the fold of mainstream society four members of the New People’s Army (NPA) allegedly operating in the western part of Pampanga.
Governor Lilia Pineda said with the genuine concern of the provincial government to the plight of Kapampangans especially to Aetas in the mountainous part of the province, the NPA rebels had decided to lay down their arms and trust their provincial government as the communities’ partner and agent in their quest for genuine change and development.
8 Jun 2015 - NGCP conducts Power 103 seminarPAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) yesterday conducted a seminar dubbed as Power 103 for members of the local media on Monday at their substation in Mexico.
The activity is part of the NGCP's plan to make consumers aware of the NGCP's role in the energy industry through the help of media practitioners.
8 Jun 2015 - Local traffic board proposes measures for improved trafficANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Traffic Management Board (ACTMB) has proposed stricter measures to improve vehicular traffic in the city as classes resume this month.
Councilor Amos Rivera, vice-chairman of the ACTMB, said the board identified certain areas in the city that require new traffic schemes to make it safer and comfortable for commuters, public transport, private vehicles and pedestrians alike.
7 Jun 2015 - Koreans eye Clark Freeport as business, tourism centerCLARK FREEPORT -- A group of Korean nationals in Central Luzon has expressed positive views on Clark as an investment and tourism hub.
Kim Ki Young, president of the Korean Community Association Central Luzon, Inc. (KCACLI) said Clark is an area conducive for business and leisure.
7 Jun 2015 - Duterte to keynote PamCham meet todayPAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) will have Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as keynote speaker on the group’s 49th General Membership Meeting and induction of new members today, Monday, at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol here.
During the chamber gathering slated to start at 11:30 a.m., Duterte is expected to talk about federalism as part of his “listening tour.”
7 Jun 2015 - 2,000 cops deployed in Bataan for APEC meetPAMPANGA -- Some 2,000 policemen were sent in Bagac, Bataan to secure delegates of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) summit set on June 9 to 12 at the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of Police Regional Office-3 , said they deployed the police personnel two days before the holding of the Fiscal Transparency and Taxation Policy Dialogue and Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (SFOM).
7 Jun 2015 - New parade grounds, jogging path get high gradesCLARK FREEPORT -- Professional runners and health enthusiasts have given high grades to the newly renovated jogging path around the Parade Ground here, citing its quality and advantage in athlete training and help to those wanting to keep fit.
Melvin Fausto, national head coach of Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) said that the new rubberized jogging path would greatly benefit both the professional and amateur runners.
7 Jun 2015 - PAF to show capability, equipment in mall exhibitCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is set to stage a mall exhibit at SM City Clark to show its capability and equipment.
The activity is in line with the PAF’s 68th founding anniversary on July 1, 2015 with its theme “Matatag na Bagwis, Dangal ng Bayan, Lakas ng Sambayanan,” said Second Lieutenant Ferdauzia Santos, First Air Division public information officer.
7 Jun 2015 - Central Luzon farmers: Fight for land reformANGELES CITY -- Farmers belonging to different organizations in Central Luzon are calling for a genuine land reform and the ousting of President Benigno Aquino III.
The group made the call as they launch a caravan dubbed SAKBAYAN 2015 here Monday.
7 Jun 2015 - Thousands benefit from medical missionANGELES CITY -- Thousands of residents at the Northville 15 resettlement and other sitios of Barangay Cutud benefitted from a medical mission sponsored by the Australian Returned and Services League (RSL) Angeles City Philippines Sub Branch.
Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, village chief of Barangay Balibago and coordinator of the Angeles City RSL, said that some 1,300 children with ages two to 12 received medical attention.
6 Jun 2015 - Church for poor rising in FloridablancaPAMPANGA -- There is a new crowd-drawer at Nabuklod, an Aeta village perched 1,200 feet above sea level, where a pilgrimage site was created
Parishioners are thanking Father Jess Manabat and his long-time supporters, including Governor Lilia Pineda, for the creation of a pilgrimage site near the housing units of the Aetas in the area.
6 Jun 2015 - Businessmen, local execs oppose P7-B Capilion Clark projectANGELES CITY -- Businessmen and local officials have aired their strong objection against the development of a three-hectare property along the main entrance of Clark Freeport by the Singapore-based Capilion Corporation Pte, Ltd.
The Singaporean firm, which vowed to invest P7-billion for the long-term lease and development of a mixed-use facility along the Clark perimeter road parallel to the Manuel A. Roxas Highway, has started clearing the area, which is thick with full-grown trees.
6 Jun 2015 - Construction of 2,531 classrooms in Central Luzon for senior high schools setPAMPANGA -- As part of the ongoing preparations for the full implementation of the K to 12 Program particularly the Senior High School (SHS) in SY 2016-2017, the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Luzon continues to undertake efforts to adequately address the needs and ensure the success of the Senior High School Program in the region.
In line with this, the construction of 2,531 classrooms for DepEd Senior High Schools is set to commence this July, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Luzon.
6 Jun 2015 - Cebu Pacific first Philippine carrier to land in Doha, QatarCLARK FREEPORT -- Cebu Pacific Air has launched twice weekly non-stop flights between Manila, Philippines and Doha, Qatar making it the first Philippine carrier to land in Doha.
CEB is the only Philippine carrier flying between these two cities. Lowest year-round fares between Manila and Doha start at P9,488, which is approximately 60 percent lower than other airlines.
6 Jun 2015 - 4,462 indigents in San Simon town get free PhilHealth cardsPAMPANGA -- As part of the Alaga Ka (Alamin at Gamitin) Para sa Maayos na Buhay program of PhilHealth, Department of Health (DOH) and the Municipal Health Office, the local government of San Simon distributed free PhilHealth member data records (MDRs) recently.
Led by Governor Lilia Pineda, some 4,462 Simonians received their updated MDRs on a separate distribution program held at municipal multi-purpose covered court and San Jose covered court.
5 Jun 2015 - Capitol vows to help Kapampangan OFWPAMPANGA -- Reacting swiftly to his pleas for assistance, the Provincial Government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday vowed to help Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Gabino Taruc, who is confined in a hospital in Az Zhulfi, Riyadh.
Taruc, 30, hails from Barangay Sta. Monica in San Luis and in a video uploaded June 1 on social media sites, has been seeking help from the government so he could go home as he was allegedly "deceived" on the kind of work stipulated in his employment contract. In the same video, he expressed his desire to come home but cannot, as he is being asked to pay some P100,000 as employer's fee first.
5 Jun 2015 - Anakpawis to Aquino: Defend PH sovereigntyCLARK FREEPORT -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list has challenged President Benigno Aquino III to defend national sovereignty against Chinese intrusion and stop being a puppet of powerful countries such as the United States and Japan.
The political party at the same time expressed support to the people's protest led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) at the Chinese Embassy in Makati city that demanded "Defend Sovereignty, China out of Philippine waters!"
5 Jun 2015 - Teachers: Don't discriminate persons with disabilitiesANGELES CITY -- Teachers of the Angeles Elementary School Special Education Center has appealed to employees of the SM City Clark that persons with disability (PWD) deserve to be treated correctly.
Sped teacher Editha Pena, who talked about the proper handling of physically- challenged individuals during a seminar conducted by the mall on Friday, said that PWDs need special attention especially when going to public places like malls.
5 Jun 2015 - San Simon vows additional classrooms for K-12 programPAMPANGA -- In line with the implementation of the K to 12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd) in the province, the Municipal Government vowed additional classrooms for secondary schools here.
As an answer to the "Forum on K-12 Program: Senior High School Implementation in Pampanga" organized by the Capitol last May 15, the local government here headed by Mayor Leonora Wong assured the administration of five supplementary classrooms in public schools.
4 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan OFW wants to come home, seeks helpPAMPANGA -- A Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from San Luis town who is currently in Saudi Arabia is seeking help from the government so he could go home, as he was allegedly "deceived" on the kind of work stipulated in his employment contract.
A video of Gabino Vital Taruc, 30, from Barangay Sta. Monica here, reportedly shot while he was confined at a Saudi hospital and uploaded on June 1, has been circulating in social media for almost a week now.
4 Jun 2015 - Ayala committed to end row with Porac farmersCLARK FREEPORT -- A top executive of the P90-billion Alviera property development project in Porac town has cited the commitment of the Ayala Land Inc. to settle its differences with the farmers in the area.
Alviera general manager John Estacio disclosed this during a briefing with mediamen at the Widus Hotel inside the Freeport on Wednesday.
4 Jun 2015 - Guv opens P2.7-M diagnostic centerPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Mayor Rommel Concepcion led the inauguration of a local diagnostic center in this town, worth P2.7 million, on Wednesday.
The new health facility is situated in San Joaquin Village of this town and funded by the Provincial Government as part of Pineda's commitment to provide quality yet affordable health services for all Kapampangans.
4 Jun 2015 - Comelec reminds voters of ‘No Bio, No Boto’ ruleMABALACAT CITY -- The Commission on Election (Comelec) in this component city has reiterated the agency’s "No Bio, No Boto" policy.
Voters are required to undergo authentication by biometric verification under the new policy.
4 Jun 2015 - Layug to showcase Betis art in UAE exhibitsPAMPANGA -- Maverick sculptor Willy Layug is set to exhibit unique Kapampangan woodwork designs and art at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in two exhibits sponsored by the Philippine Embassy showcasing Filipino talent in celebration of the Philippines Independence Day on June 12.
Layug said that Philippine Ambassador to UAE Grace Relucio-Princesa is supportive of the event and said that the exhibits are aimed at showcasing the talent of Filipinos and the culture of the Philippines.
3 Jun 2015 - Review of Angat Dam's structural integrity soughtPAMPANGA -- Bulacan officials have expressed concern on the danger posed by Angat Dam to Pampanga and Bulacan provinces if hit by the “Big One” earthquake to be generated by the West Valley fault.
Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado has appealed for the need to revisit the structural integrity of the 47-year-old dam.
3 Jun 2015 - Ayala Land to infuse P90B in Porac Alviera projectCLARK FREEPORT -- Ayala Land, Incorporated (ALI) has earmarked P90 billion for Alviera, a 1,100-hectare large-scale mixed-use property development in Porac town.
This was bared by Alviera general manager John Estacio during the Pampanga Press Club’s monthly forum at the Widus Hotel in this Freeport on Wednesday.
3 Jun 2015 - Cayetano: Angeles mayor aspirants all qualifiedANGELES CITY -- “Let the people of Angeles decide.”
This was the statement issued by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano when asked by newsmen if he will support his colleague Senator Lito Lapid or Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting who is supporting his Presyo Trabaho Kita or PTK program.
3 Jun 2015 - Rescued dolphin alive, well at Ocean AdventureSUBIC BAY -- A stranded dolphin that was rescued by members of the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN) last April and brought to the Dolphin Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Ocean Adventure, a marine theme park here, is on his way to a full recovery.
Gail Laule, chief operating officer of Ocean Adventure, said that the dolphin was named "Kagitingan" because he was rescued in the town of Subic, Zambales on April 9, or the Day of Valor.
3 Jun 2015 - PB approves P12M for Mexico hospitalPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda announced on Tuesday that the Provincial Board (PB) has granted her request for the provision of P12-million for the construction of an extension building or annex of the Mexico Community Hospital here.
“Inaprubahan ne ning Sangguniang Panlalawigan king pamanimuna ng Vice Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda ing kahilingan ku na aprubahan de in P12 million a pondo para pagawang additional a building ning hospital (the Provincial Board headed by Vice-Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda has approved the P12 million for the additional building of the hospital),” she said.
3 Jun 2015 - Porac to create traffic task forcePAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac is set to create a task force that will monitor the traffic situation along the Porac-Angeles road in barangays Santa Cruz and Manibaug Paralaya after the ongoing road construction of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) doubled the volume of vehicles with some “unruly quarry trucks” causing heavy traffic in the area.
Porac Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David met with officers of the two barangays, as well as quarry operators, truckers, jeepney operators, local police and civil society representatives at the municipal hall the other day.
3 Jun 2015 - Fajardo is new CSF police OICPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago disclosed yesterday that the City of San Fernando has a new officer-in-charge of police in the person of Supt. Jean Fajardo.
Santiago said Fajardo paid a courtesy call at his city hall office on Monday to start working on her post, after Supt. Rechie Duldulao was relieved last week as part of the ongoing regular Philippine National Police (PNP) revamp.
2 Jun 2015 - Porac boosts war vs illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Porac Mayor Condralito “Carling” de La Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David ordered a renewed campaign against illegal drugs resulting in the arrest of five alleged drug pushers during separate police operations here recently.
David, who speaks against illegal drugs during symposiums hosted by the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Pampanga Police Office, said “the mayor and I have made it our commitment to play a big part in helping eradicate prohibited drugs in Porac since we assumed our respective post in 2010.”
2 Jun 2015 - Angeles City council regulates videoke, karaoke useANGELES CITY -- The City Council here passed an ordinance regulating the use of videoke, karaoke and similar audio devices in certain areas within the city, including residential, public roads and spaces and other restricted zones as defined by law.
City Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan, Jr. said Ordinance No. 366, series 2015, otherwise known as "The Videoke Machines and Similar Electronic Devices Regulation Ordinance of Angeles City", was passed primarily to protect residents from discomfort and disturbances posed by the unregulated use of videoke and amplified sounds, especially during the wee hours of the morning.
2 Jun 2015 - Dry spell, Angat Dam level may push planting season to AugustPAMPANGA -- The prevailing dry spell in Luzon and the continuing plunging water level of Angat Dam may soon push the official start of the planting season from July 15 to August 1 if rains will not come soon.
This was bared by Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Director Andrew Villacorta on Tuesday.
2 Jun 2015 - Cayetano cites classroom shortage amid K-12 implementationANGELES CITY -- The shortage of classrooms is just one of the many problems the Department of Education (DepEd) is encountering as it implements the K-to-12 education scheme nationwide.
This was the reaction of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano to the statements of DepEd officials that they are ready to implement the new education program.
2 Jun 2015 - Quarry revenues hit P27M in MayPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) reported P27.72 million in quarry revenues for the month of May.
The said collection is some P3 million less than 2014's collection for the same month but is within the average collection for four consecutive years.
2 Jun 2015 - Malaysian firm invests in Clark aviation schoolCLARK FREEPORT -- The Asian Aviation Center for Excellence (AACE) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has invested in the Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT), which is based in this Freeport.
The PAAT has announced its tie up with the AACE, an aviation training centre jointly owned by aviation corporate giants namely CAE Inc. of Canada and AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia.
2 Jun 2015 - DOH to hold universal health care caravan in Central LuzonCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Health (DOH) shall hold a Universal Health Care (UHC) caravan in select parts of Central Luzon in an effort to reach target population and improve access to relevant health information, services, and commodities.
“The caravan shall include Buntis Parties, where essential pre-natal care services will be rendered to pregnant women and ensure accessibility of ultrasound services,” DOH Regional Local Health Support Division OIC Lailani Mangulabnan said during Thursday’s regional launch of High Impact Five (HIF).
1 Jun 2015 - San Fernando resumes TOFA searchPAMPANGA -- After being shelved in 2013 when the City Council amended a governing ordinance, the city government here through the private sector-run executive committee has announced the resumption of the search for exemplary citizens in The Outstanding Fernandino Awards or TOFA.
Mayor Edwin Santiago and TOFA 2016 Executive Committee Chairman Frank De Jesus said in a press conference at the City Hall on Monday that the City Council has amended Section 9 of Ordinance No. 2009-001 or the TOFA by holding the search every three years instead of annually.
1 Jun 2015 - 4 hurt in 10-vehicle crash in NLExPAMPANGA -- At least four persons were injured on Monday when three trailer trucks and seven cars figured in a multiple collision near the City of San Fernando exit northbound lane of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).
In a statement, NLEx traffic management and safety department head Robyn Ignacio said a speeding trailer truck lost control and rammed several vehicles stuck in traffic caused by an earlier accident an hour before the multiple collision at 10 a.m.
1 Jun 2015 - Leyte faithful to receive replicas of ‘Lady of Hope’PAMPANGA -- Some 100 three-feet replica images of image of Our Lady of Hope of Palo, the image used in the Papal Mass in Tacloban Airport, will be distributed to some 70 parishes and schools in Leyte in commemorating the second anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda's destruction and to bring further devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Presidential Merit Awardee for Ecclesiastical Art Willy Layug, the sculptor of many of the images and icons used in the recent visit of Pope Francis, said that he was asked by Palo Archbishop John Du for the images to be distributed in Palo and other areas devastated by the calamity in November 2013.
1 Jun 2015 - CCA scholar crowned Mutya ning Angeles 2015ANGELES CITY -- A scholar studying at the City College of Angeles (CCA) bested over the weekend 18 other candidates for the title of Mutya ning Angeles 2015.
Mirjan Hipolito of Barangay Lourdes Sur is an incoming third year tourism student at the CCA and is a consistent President’s Lister and an academic scholar. She was also named Miss CCA two years ago.
1 Jun 2015 - Mabalacat PWDs commend CDC employment programMABALACAT CITY -- The Mabalacat City Federation of Persons with Disabilities (MFPWD) has commended the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for initiating an employment fair for the physically-challenged individuals and indigenous people (IP).
Michael Miranda, head of the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), said their organization expressed gratitude to the state-owned corporation for launching the Third Job Fair for PWDs and IPs.
1 Jun 2015 - 2 more HIV-Aids treatment hubs in Central Luzon eyedCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Health (DOH) eyes within the year the establishment of two additional treatment hubs in Central Luzon for individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids).
“We want to expand because of the big population of Central Luzon. These proposed hubs are located in Nueva Ecija and Bataan,” DOH HIV Medical Coordinator Maria Eloisa Vidar said during Thursday’s regional launch of High Impact Five (HIF).
1 Jun 2015 - Olongapo drug dealers convictedSUBIC BAY -- Two drug dealers in Olongapo City were sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to pay P500,000 pesos each as penalty for drug conviction.
In separate decisions dated February 6 and 27, 2015, Judge Roline Ginez-Jabalde of the Regional Trial Court Branch 74 in Olongapo City found Abubakar Rakiin and Faisal Malawad guilty for selling a sachet of shabu.
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