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18 Dec 2014 - San Fernando tops in ECAPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando was recognized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) after it topped this year’s Environmental Compliance Audit or ECA and for its environment-friendly programs and projects.
During the second year commemoration of Manila Bay Day at the Ninoy Aquino Amphitheater of Heroes Hall in this city, DILG Regional Director Florida Dijan said that San Fernando exemplified the “passion to protect the environment” through sound solid waste programs and projects that are compliant to RA 9003 and to the spirit of “bayanihan” which runs in accordance with the Mandamus order of the Supreme Court to save Manila Bay and water tributaries connected to it.
18 Dec 2014 - Angeles employees to get P10,000 bonusANGELES CITY -- Plantilla personnel of the City Government will each be getting an additional P10,000 Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) bonus before Christmas as Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan approved the passage of Supplemental Budget No. 3, ordained by the Angeles City Council during a Special Session on Wednesday.
“Our permanent, co-terminus, contractual and casual employees deserve this additional productivity bonus especially those at the front line services. This is based on Executive Order No. 80 issued by President Benigno Aquino III and its implementing guidelines, DBM Memorandum Circular No. 2014-3 dated December 2, 2014,” Pamintuan said.
18 Dec 2014 - Medical City Clark offers specialized health servicesCLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City (TMC) Clark has vowed to provide specialized health care with its certified physicians and state-of-the-art equipment.
The medical center is committed to offer specialties including orthopedics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT), radiology, pathology, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, physical therapy, neurology, nephrology, pediatrics, neonatology, OB-gynecology, and different kinds of surgery.
18 Dec 2014 - San Fernando holds abilympics, special welfare dayPAMPANGA -- The United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) may have passed but the City Government of San Fernando, Pampanga still kicked off Tuesday a special welfare day and abilympics for the city’s PWDs.
The celebration is based on the International Abilympics (IA) or Olympics of Abilities for PWDs, which traces its roots in Japan in 1972 when Abilympics, an annual national skill competition for the disabled persons, was organized by the Japanese Association for the Employment of the Disabled (JAED).
18 Dec 2014 - Street children get Yuletide treat from Quota PampangaANGELES CITY -- Some 50 street children under the care of the Bale Anghel here received Christmas gifts and food from members of Quota Intentional of Pampanga on Thursday.
Quota International of Pampanga president Joycel Robles said that the event is part of their Christmas program for disadvantaged children in the city. The group was invited to help in the Christmas program for the street children under Bale Anghel.
17 Dec 2014 - Morales urges CDC to open Dau-Clark gateMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales urged the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to open the Dau-Clark Gate (formerly Dau Checkpoint) of the Clark Freeport.
The mayor said the opening of the old entry point will help in decongesting the traffic volume at the central business district of Dau.
17 Dec 2014 - Ex-PML president: Binay has the ‘heart’ for peopleCLARK FREEPORT -- The former president of the Pampanga Mayors' League (PML) has renewed his commitment to support the presidential bid of Vice- President Jejomar Binay.
In a press conference at the Fontana Residences here recently, former Candaba Mayor and PML president Jerry Pelayo said Binay has the "heart" and genuine concern for the Filipino people.
17 Dec 2014 - Farmer slain in ArayatPAMPANGA -- A 28-year-old farmer was shot to death by motorcycle riding criminals in Barangay San Juan, Arayat, Pampanga, Monday.
Police identified the fatality as Albert Oronce, 28, a resident of Barangay San Juan.
17 Dec 2014 - Vermicomposting takes roots among Bacolor farmersPAMPANGA -- Some farmers here have scrapped conventional farming, citing that it is not only dangerous for human consumption due to chemical fertilizers, but is also costly to maintain.
With growing awareness about the different processes of organic farming, the town of Bacolor, particularly in Barangay Sta. Barbara, became interested in using vermicomposting.
17 Dec 2014 - Cine Kabalen bares Kapampangan film-making winnersANGELES CITY -- Carlo Catu's "Mis Da Ka" was awarded the Best Film in this year's Fourth Cine Kabalen Film Festival.
The winners were announced at the Cinema 4, SM City Clark recently. The 10 Kapampangan short films from different towns and cities in Pampanga vied for the following major awards: Gintung Tugak (Golden Frog), Gintung Salaksak (Golden Kingfisher), Gintung Matsin (Golden Monkey), Gintung Tikbalang (Golden Kapampangan Centaur), GintungDapu (Golden Crocodile) and the distinguished Gintung Damulag (Golden Carabao) for the best film. The trophies were designed by Kapampangan artist Don Reich De Dios.
16 Dec 2014 - Officials oppose Minalin anti-flood projectPAMPANGA -- The mayor of nearby Macabebe town and two officials here, including Vice Mayor Querolico Daag, are opposing the proposed P170-million Saguing Cut-Off flood control project due to its "negative impact" on the livelihood of hundreds of fisherfolk and the possibility that "it could worsen" the flooding in the two towns and nearby areas.
In a statement, Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan, Daag and Minalin Councilor Enrico Suba said the design of the 1.7-kilometer Saguing Cut-Off “is outdated and will not solve but worsen the flood problems” at the southwestern portion of Pampanga, including Minalin, Sto. Tomas, Macabebe, Masantol and Apalit towns.
16 Dec 2014 - Guv: Community helpers, Peso coordinators unsung heroesPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda lauded the efforts of some 1,225 barangay community helpers and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) coordinators in helping local officials in the cleanliness of their respective villages and bringing job opportunities closer to the communities and families.
“Your volunteerism and untiring efforts for human and community development is worth recognizing for. You are one of the unsung heroes of the Province of Pampanga,” the governor told them during the “Aldo Ding Mangalakal” and “Aldo ding Barangay Livelihood and Employment or PESO Coordinators” held at Pineda Gym, this town, Tuesday.
16 Dec 2014 - CDC gifts folks at Mabalacat orphanageMABALACAT CITY -- The state-run Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has brought joy to children with special needs at the Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth in Barangay Mabiga here with a Christmas gift-giving activity.
Employees and volunteers under the External Affairs Department (EAD) and other CDC departments gave the institution grocery items and other goods.
16 Dec 2014 - Duman Festival reset for December 20PAMPANGA -- It is all set for this year's 13th Duman Festival supposedly set last December 6 which was later cancelled due to Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) as organizers of the event said it would push through this Saturday, December 20 at the Santa Rita Eco-park.
Andy Alviz and his group Arti.StaRita started the festival in 2002, which originated from the long standing tradition of pounding and winnowing unripe glutinous rice (lacatan) and turning it into a light pale gold or green delicacy called "duman." The festival features alfresco dining were rows and rows of delicacy stalls would sell various pastries and native dishes of the town, with duman being the major highlight.
16 Dec 2014 - Group urges appointment of municipal veterinariansANGELES CITY -- Anakpawis Partylist representative Fernando “Ka Pando” Hicap filed Tuesday House Bill 5297 or "An Act Providing for the Mandatory Appointment of a Municipal Veterinarian Officer."
Hikap said the move is for the purpose of decisively addressing the proliferation of contagious and harmful animal diseases in the countryside and the immediate delivery of public veterinary services to far-flung villages where the raising and production of farm animals is concentrated.
16 Dec 2014 - Masantol most wanted nabbedPAMPANGA -- A man responsible for a series of robberies in Pampanga was arrested Tuesday in Barangay San Nicolas, Masantol.
Police Chief Inspector Joel Aparejado of Masantol Police identified the arrested as Armando Gaddi Trinidad, 40, a resident of Barangay Bagang here.
16 Dec 2014 - Man, 42, slain in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Raymundo Reyes was gunned down by motorcycle riding Criminals along Barangay San Juan, City of San Fernando, over the weekend.
The victim, together with his sister, were seated in front of the house of barangay councilor Alfer Bondoc, when two unidentified gunmen on board a Wave motorcycle without plate number arrived.
16 Dec 2014 - 2 drug pushers arrested in PoracPAMPANGA -- wo suspected drug pushers were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Manibaug, Paralaya, Porac town, Sunday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the suspects as Jerico Juco, 29, a resident of Nepo Subdivision and Marco Macapinlac, 28, a resident of Bagong Bayan, both in Angeles City.
15 Dec 2014 - Capitol employees to get P30K bonusPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda announced on Monday that Capitol employees will receive P30,000 each as Christmas bonus.
The bonus will benefit the more than 2,000 permanent and casual employees of the provincial government.
15 Dec 2014 - Betis furniture, wood carving tilt setPAMPANGA -- Betis is staging its first open national competition for the country’s wood furniture makers and carvers as part of its annual Dukit Festival this month.
Guagua Mayor Dante Torres said the competition, which will be held at the Betis Church on December 23 to 28, will showcase the creations of top wood furniture makers and carvers from Paete in Laguna, Ifugao, Isabela and other known hubs for topnotch artisans, including Betis, in the country.
15 Dec 2014 - Sta. Ana releases last batch of educational assistancePAMPANGA -- The municipal government of Santa Ana has released the last batch of educational assistance for this year with the local government unit shelling out almost P3 million in aid to indigent students for the whole year.
Mayor Rommel Concepcion led the distribution of P250,000 to 161 beneficiaries at the Santa Ana Municipal hall yesterday. The group of beneficiaries included 89 college students and 72 high school students with assistance ranging from P2,000 to P1,000 respectively.
15 Dec 2014 - Pagcor launches feeding programMABALACAT CITY – The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) launched recently a feeding program which will benefit 110 severely wasted pupils of Doña Asuncion Lee Integrated School here.
The feeding program will run from December 2 to March 2015.
14 Dec 2014 - Dolores wins 2014 GLFPAMPANGA -- The entry of Barangay Dolores won this year’s Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) held on Saturday evening at Robinsons Starmills here.
The village received for P150,000 for beating eight other participants to the “Ligligan Parul."
14 Dec 2014 - CHR: Police torture, rights abuses rampant in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Police torture and other forms of human rights abuses are still rampant in Central Luzon, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Regional Director Jasmin Regino said.
Based on the data of the CHR, as of 2013, Central Luzon recorded some 187 cases of human rights violations. From January to November of this year, the CHR reported 173 cases.
14 Dec 2014 - Slay suspect on the runPAMPANGA -- The police here have initiated a hot pursuit operation against a person who allegedly killed a 20-year-old man during the town’s fiesta.
The incident happened last Monday night in front of a covered court in Barangay Concepcion, Mexico.
14 Dec 2014 - Gawad Kalinga village to rise in PoracPAMPANGA -- A GAWAD Kalinga village is now fast rising in this mountain side town as 30 houses are currently being built for 30 beneficiary families in Barangay Pulung Santol here.
Councilor Mark Valencia said that the new facility will greatly help beneficiaries of the project and could usher in further development in the area. The lot for Gawad Kalinga Village in Porac was donated by the Payumo family, according to Valencia.
13 Dec 2014 - Mayor wants ‘sanity’ back in Angeles CityANGELES City -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said Friday that he has asked all sectors to “bring back sanity” in this city amid on-going improvements and projects like addressing traffic woes.
In a forum at the Imerex Plaza Hotel held recently, Pamintuan has stressed that the projects and programs being implemented by his administration are all geared for the convenience and safety of Angeleños, sans color of politics.
13 Dec 2014 - First Sky Ranch branch opens in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Officials of SM Supermalls led the opening of the Sky Ranch Pampanga at SM City Pampanga over the weekend, marking the full operation of the first ever amusement park of its kind in Pampanga.
SM in a statement said the Loop Roller Coaster rotates 360 degrees and swerves from left to right, a ride that is ideal for thrill seekers while the Dream Log is a water ride that mimics the experience of going down a raging river. The company decided to create its own river and island especially for this ride to give visitors a unique experience.
13 Dec 2014 - Orphans receive Christmas giftsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has donated grocery items, food packages, and other household goods to the children of the Bahay Bata Learning Center in Angeles City.
The donation, which included two cavans of rice, grocery items, toiletries, and free meals, will benefit the orphans staying inside the learning center.
13 Dec 2014 - Int’l exec takes over top post at Ocean AdventureSUBIC BAY -- A veteran of international business and Rhodes scholar is now at the helm of Ocean Adventure and Camayan Beach resort here.
Arthur D. Tai was appointed president and chief executive officer by the newly-elected board of directors of Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc. (SBMEI), parent company of Ocean Adventure and Camayan Beach resort hotel, this December.
13 Dec 2014 - Quota Int’l launches program for special kidsThe Quota International of Pampanga launched over the weekend its Quota Bears program in a bid to raise funds for children with special needs.
Quota president Joycel Panlilio said that funds raised will be used for programs and support projects for children with special needs as well as differently-abled children.
13 Dec 2014 - CDC cited by PWD groupCLARK FREEPORT — A group of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Central Luzon has conferred to Clark Development Corporation the Central Luzon Federation of Persons with Disabilities, Inc. (CLFPWD) Choice Award recently.
The award was given in recognition of CDC’s genuine support and contribution to the cause of PWDs.
12 Dec 2014 - San Fernando launches books on GLFPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando and the Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) committee have made another historic first with the release of the first ever coffee table book chronicling the Giant Lantern Festival and a children's book on the world famous tourist attraction.
The Giant Lantern coffee table book is a commemorative edition that features the works of veteran journalists Tonette Orejas of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Bong Lacson of Punto Central Luzon, and Joey Pavia. The coffee table book was conceptualized and edited by Sun.Star Pampanga editor in chief Jovi De Leon.
12 Dec 2014 - DHVTSU gets historic markerPAMPANGA -- The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Friday unveiled a historical marker at the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) as part of the university’s 153rd foundation day.
NHCP Research, Publication, and Heraldry Division Chief Alvin Alcid, DHVTSU president Enrique Baking and other university officials publicly launched the historic marker in front of the DHVTSU Heritage Building, considered as one of oldest structures in the Bacolor town, having been constructed in 1892.
12 Dec 2014 - Inter-regional Terminal Hub opens at Robinsons Starmills PampangaPAMPANGA -- Officials of Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) led the opening of the first ever Inter-Regional Terminal Hub in Pampanga at the Robinson Starmills in a bid to interconnect neighboring regions to Central Luzon.
The opening was attended by Mayor Edwin Santiago and officials of different bus companies and is the third of its kind in the Philippines. RLC has transport hubs in Robinsons Novaliches and Robinsons Place Dumaguete.
12 Dec 2014 - City of San Fernando bares winners of inter-school lantern paradePAMPANGA -- The San Jose Juliana Elementary School, Sindalan High School, and City College of San Fernando were named as the winners in their respective categories during the City of San Fernando’s annual Inter-School Lantern Parade and Competition held recently at the City Hall.
As part of the Giant Lantern Festival 2014, the inter-school lantern competition was participated in by some 37 schools for the elementary, high school, and college categories.
11 Dec 2014 - Mabalacat mayor wants parallel probe on Gantan slayMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales has formally requested the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a parallel probe on the killing of a 29-year old woman here last month.
Morales said he already sent a letter to NBI officials in the region to conduct a separate investigation on the killing of Marian Lucas Gantan.
11 Dec 2014 - Lubao lass crowned Pampanga’s ‘mutya’PAMPANGA -- Young Miss Lubao Mary Angelique Serrano Manto was crowned “Mutya Ning Kapampangan 2014” on Wednesday evening after being hailed as the most beautiful and intelligent among the pool of 22 other equally talented and pretty candidates during the coronation night at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in this city.
With Manto in her court are first runner-up Patricia Lois Talusig of the City of San Fernando; second runner-up Zaina Marie Chandley of Angeles City; third runner up Maolin Yalung of Mabalacat City; and third runner up Mary Joy Caparas of Macabebe town.
11 Dec 2014 - Parul Sampernandu shining in LebanonPAMPANGA -- For the first time, the world renowned “Parul Sampernandu” or Fernandino Lanterns are shining and shimmering in Lebanon. In a report sent to Sun.Star Pampanga Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that “the Lebanese community took a rare opportunity to witness for the first time in Lebanon the lighting and display in public of the iconic Philippine Christmas parols during the first-ever Philippine Christmas Festival, which was held on November 30 at the historic Unesco Palace in Beirut.”
11 Dec 2014 - CDC to bring Christmas cheers to less fortunate kids, elderlyCLARK FREEPORT -- Less fortunate children and elderly from select orphanage and nursing homes in Clark’s adjacent areas are guaranteed to receive early Christmas gifts soon---thanks to the annual gift giving activities of the state-run Clark Development Corporation (CDC).
The gift giving is a yearly tradition of CDC and regular part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program to make the less fortunate children, families or orphans in communities near Clark feel the spirit of Christmas through gifts, food baskets or meals shared by CDC employees and volunteers.
10 Dec 2014 - Lawmakers urge PH air panels: Boost CRK air traffic rightsCLARK FREEPORT -- Two members of the House of Representatives are urging Philippine air panels to intensify its offer and promotion of air traffic rights to and from the Clark International Airport (CRK).
Representatives Joseller "Yeng" Guiao (Pampanga, 1st district) and Cesar Sarmiento (Catanduanes, lone district) have filed Resolution 1753 urging "the Philippine Air Negotiating Panel, through the Secretary of Foreign Affairs as its Chairman, and the Philippine Air Consultation Panel, through the Secretary of Transportation and Communications as its Chairman, to immediately set up the necessary parameters and lay down the corresponding timetable on the promotion of air traffic rights in Clark International Airport, in line with its mandate to intensely pursue the country's international civil aviation liberalization policy."
10 Dec 2014 - 6,350 students to benefit from senator’s scholarshipsANGELES CITY -- At least 6,350 high school students in Central Luzon, 1,530 of them in Pampanga, stand to earn scholarships from the educational assistance program of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.
This, after President Benigno Aquino III signed Cayetano's bill, which mandates all state universities and colleges to give automatic admission and provide scholarship grants to the graduating top 10 public high school students of their respective graduating classes.
10 Dec 2014 - Mabalacat exec orders arrest of illegal motorcycle racersMABALACAT CITY -- A city official has ordered the arrest of individuals participating in illegal motorcycle racing along the national highway and other secondary roads in the city.
Vice Mayor Christian Halili directed the city police to stop the illegal activity, which is now becoming a form of gambling and placing motorists at risk.
10 Dec 2014 - 1 dead after motorcycle, patrol truck collidePAMPANGA -- A village patrol truck and a motorcycle collided on Monday in this town resulting in the death of one motorist.
The motorcycle rider, identified as Angelo Elegores, 17, of Barangay San Pablo, Magalang, was transported to a hospital, where he died due to injuries suffered in the crash.
10 Dec 2014 - Korean in the act of sniffing shabu nabbedANGELES CITY -- A South Korean national was arrested while in the act of sniffing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu along Arellano Street, Barangay Lourdes North West, Angeles City, Monday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the arrested as Yoo Jae Hong, a construction manager and a resident of Limay, Carbon Site, Bataan.
10 Dec 2014 - Man nabbed for attempted snatching in GuaguaPAMPANGA -- A man was charged with robbery after attempting to snatch the bag of a customer in a vulcanizing shop in Barangay Rizal, Guagua town Tuesday morning.
The Guagua police identified the suspect as Jonathan Mataga, 36, a resident of Barangay Dila-Dila, Sta. Rita, Pampanga.
10 Dec 2014 - Senior citizens get Christmas gifts from Rotary Cluster 4APAMPANGA -- Some 180 senior citizens from 18 villages received Christmas gifts from various Rotary Clubs under Cluster 4A during distribution ceremonies held at Villa Azucena Resort here led by Assistant Governor Jess Sama.
Sama said that the event was made possible through the collective efforts of all the officers, members and presidents of Cluster 4A who contributed their time and resources in making the event possible.
9 Dec 2014 - Gantan slay bounty raised to P500,000MABALACAT CITY -- City officials announced Tuesday that the reward for the Gantan slay case has been raised to P500,000.
Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales, who convened the city's Peace and Order Council (POC) on Monday, said they decided to increase the reward for the speedy resolution of the case.
9 Dec 2014 - Vice guv to mayors: desilt rivers, tributaries nowPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Vice-Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda asked Pampanga mayors to excavate and desilt all rivers, creeks and tributaries in their respective municipalities and cities now before the next rainy season.
The vice-governor said local government units should act now about the siltation of rivers and waterways to avoid problems on perennial flooding, water borne diseases and inconveniences of affected families during calamities.
9 Dec 2014 - Kapampangan film showing at SM City Clark set December 13ANGELES CITY -- Kapampangan films will be shown for free this December 13 (Saturday) from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at SM City Clark Cinema 4 in Angeles City.
From 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., exhibition films will be shown including two award-winning Kapampangan short films. “Lisyun Qng Geografia” (Geography Lessons) by Petersen Vargas is one of the three winners of Best Picture in the recently concluded Ika-26 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video.
9 Dec 2014 - No. 1 most wanted in Porac arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police arrested the alleged number one most wanted person in Porac town during a manhunt operation at Purok 2, Barangay Jalung, Porac, Pampanga, Monday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga Police Provincial director, identified the arrested as Romeo Laxa, 25, a resident of the said barangay.
9 Dec 2014 - P200-M government center to rise in San Simon townPAMPANGA -- The local government here announced on Monday the plan to build a P200-million government center to further improve the delivery of services to the people of this industrial town.
Mayor Leonora Wong, in her Ulat Sa Bayan, said that plans are on the way for the construction of a government center in Barangay Sto. Nino here.
9 Dec 2014 - WMRI officials to continue charitable medical missionCLARK FREEPORT -- Executives of the World Medical Relief Incorporated (WMRI) have vowed to continue their charitable medical missions in the country to help indigent Filipinos.
The WMRI officials, led by their president and chief executive officer George Samson, a native of Magalang, Pampanga, reiterated their mission when they turned over assorted medicines and other medical supplies to members of the Pampanga Press Club here yesterday.
8 Dec 2014 - AirAsia Berhad flight cancelled; 4 aircraft diverted to ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- An AirAsia Berhad flight from Kuala Lumpur enroute to the Clark International Airport was cancelled on Monday due to typhoon Ruby (Hagupit), which dumped heavy rains in Eastern Samar.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and CEO Emigdio Tanjuatco III said AirAsia Berhad Flight AK982 bound for Clark had been cancelled.
8 Dec 2014 - San Fernando receives new ISO certificationPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando, Pampanga has once again received an ISO seal from the Certification International (CI) Philippines for meeting customers' needs and expectations.
Mayor Edwin D. Santiago, together with Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin presented the certification to the city's department heads and employees during the flag raising ceremony held at the city hall.
8 Dec 2014 - HAU bags top animation awardsANGELES CITY -- A student and a teacher from the Holy Angel University (HAU) have been named among the top animators of the country after bagging awards from this year's Animahenasyon Philippine Animation Festival, held at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Benilde School of Design and Arts in Manila.
Animahenasyon is an annual festival of original Filipino animated films, sponsored by the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc.
8 Dec 2014 - Palawe bridge reopenedPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Motorists can now pass through the newly renovated Palawe Bridge, a project engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Monday.
The Palawe Bridge, which connects the town of Bacolor to the City of San Fernando, undertook a number of structural and aesthetic improvements.
7 Dec 2014 - DA sets new record in rice productionPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here has finally set a new record in palay crop production after it is now near its target of 3, 743 540 million ton palay production exceeding its target of 3, 524, 558 metric tons.
DA regional director Andrew Villacorta said that the record breaking production could be attributed to the good weather in Central Luzon for the later part of the year, stressing that the production gives a clear outlook on the real capacity of Central Luzon.
7 Dec 2014 - Council allots P600,000 reward for Mabalacat slay casesMABALACAT CITY -- The City Council has appropriated P600,000 reward for the speedy solution of two separate slay cases here.
Vice Mayor Christian Halili said the reward will be given to individuals who can give information about the suspects in killing of a woman in Barangay Mabiga and couples in San Joacquin recently.
7 Dec 2014 - Cabigting lauds Lazatin’s dedication in public serviceANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting praised first-termer Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin's enthusiasm in fulfilling his duties as a councilor.
Cabigting lauded Lazatin as she delivered the "Ulat ng Paglilingkod" during the City Council's Regular Session last December 2 at Hausland Pavillion, Timog Residences.
7 Dec 2014 - Guardians leader bares organization’s visionANGELES CITY -- A top leader of the Guardians International Unified Command (GIUC) said that his group is uniting various factions of the brotherhood to work for a common vision of liberating the Filipino people from the bondage of poverty.
GIUC president Alfonso "Sonny" Dobles said members of the Nagkakaisang Guardians in Regional 3 and other parts of Luzon join and support National Transformation Council in its advocacies of immediate regime and systems change in the government.
7 Dec 2014 - RCCP holds eye screening for Santo Tomas indigentsPAMPANGA -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) hosted eye screenings here that would aim to benefit indigents with cataract problems under the Kapampangan Development Foundation's (KDF) upcoming free cataract surgery missions.
RCCP president Lourdes David said that they have been working KDF partners in order to identify possible beneficiaries of the program from poor communities here. She added that they hosted the screening at Sitio Dalakitan, San Matias of this town.
6 Dec 2014 - Pampanga ready for RubyPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Disaster risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) headed by Angie Blanco disclosed Saturday that the Provincial Government and all local government units in Pampanga are ready for the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby.
During the disaster response plan updating at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention here where officials from the province’s 505 barangays gathered for a briefing on Ruby, Blanco said the PDRRMO has prepositioned essentials and is closely monitoring the typhoon which is expected to bring heavy rains that may cause flooding and storm surges in low-lying areas.
6 Dec 2014 - Aeta’s get Christmas gifts from Pampanga guvPAMPANGA -- Aeta communities here and in the towns of Floridablanca and Mabalacat received Christmas gifts from Governor Lilia Pineda as part of this year's celebration of the 443rd Aldo Ning Kapampangan celebrations with the communities being treated with cultural performances and activities promoting local culture.
Pineda was accompanied by Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda and Pampanga board members who also distributed educational assistance to Aeta students taking up various courses in different universities and colleges in Pampanga.
6 Dec 2014 - San Fernando boosts MacArthur Highway lightingPAMPANGA -- The so-called "killer road" in San Fernando is now getting road lighting improvements because of landmark infrastructure projects implemented by this city.
City Planning Officer Engineer Fernando "Fer" Limbitco said the City Government allotted P20 million to set-up illumination projects along MacArthur Highway, where a "dramatic increase" in terms of deaths and injuries due to vehicular accidents has been recorded.
6 Dec 2014 - Bizmen help police build new officeANGELES CITY -- Businessmen, including the owner of a major construction supplier here, supported the establishment of the new office of the Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) City Investigation and Detective Management Branch (CIDMB).
Charlie Koo of the NCR Construction Supply and Willy Ng funded and supported the construction of the new office of the CIDBM at the ACPO compound in Barangay Sto. Domingo.
6 Dec 2014 - Off-roaders hit Porac in 4x4 challengePAMPANGA -- ff-road enthusiasts once again faced-off in the Fifth Councilor Maynard Lapid 4x4 Off Road Challenge held recently in Babo Sacan, Porac, Pampanga as part of the celebration of Binulu Festival.
The participants hailed the town of Porac as "one of the best off-road destinations of the Philippines."
5 Dec 2014 - Put up flights in CRKCLARK FREEPORT -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao asked the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to grant the Clark International Airport (CRK) landing rights and at the same time influence airlines to transfer some of their flights here.
Guiao issued the statement during Thursday’s consultative forum here initiated by the House of the Representatives Committee on Transportation.
5 Dec 2014 - Guv, PB launch PWDs codePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and the Provincial Board launched on Thursday Ordinance 648, enacting the Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Code of the province which officially establishes the Provincial Council on PWDs Affairs and creates the PWDs Affairs Office under the supervision of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development.
This came as Governor Pineda announced during the "Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Day" held at Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center that the Capitol will allot one half of one percent of the annual budget of the provincial government for the education, livelihood, financial and medical assistance and other needs of the PWDs.
5 Dec 2014 - Angeles observes World AIDS DayANGELES CITY -- World AIDS Day was marked in this city with educational seminars as local health officers went to different schools to lecture on various aspects of the HIV/AIDS.
The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that in 2013, 35 million people were living with HIV, 2.1 million people were newly infected with the virus and at least 1.5 million people died of AIDS.
5 Dec 2014 - Tanjuatco underscore national policy on two-airport systemCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco has stressed the need for a national policy for a dual-airport system in order to promote Clark airport as the country’s next gateway.
Tanjuatco stressed this during a consultative meeting organized by the House Committee on Transportation here on Thursday.
5 Dec 2014 - Police arrest illegal loggersPAMPANGA -- Three alleged illegal loggers were arrested by policemen in a checkpoint along Barangay Consuelo, Floridablanca, Sunday.
Superintendent Jhoana Rosales, chief of police of the town, said while her personnel were conducting checkpoint operations at the said barangay, flagged down a passenger jeepney with license plate number CWW-992.
4 Dec 2014 - Petrasanta suspendedPAMPANGA -- Police Regional Office (PRO) 3 Director Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, along with Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and 10 other police officials were ordered suspended by the Office of the Ombudsman for six months without pay over the alleged misuse of gun owners' courier fees.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales signed the suspension order that stems from the administrative and criminal complaints from an alleged anomalous PNP delivery service contract in 2011 with Werfast Documentary Agency, a private company.
4 Dec 2014 - Angeles exec to launch ‘Kabuhayan Patrol’ANGELES CITY -- Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting is set to launch this December 16 the "Kabuhayan Patrol" program that aims to help micro entrepreneurs expand and improve their businesses here.
Cabigting said that the program targets sari-sari storeowners, small carinderia owners, and tricycle and jeepney drivers.
4 Dec 2014 - Crime of passion eyed in Mabalacat slayMABALACAT CITY -- Police probers are still puzzled over the slaying of a young businesswoman here as they are looking into the crime of passion angle as a possible motive in the November 23 ambush.
Highly placed sources told Sun.Star Pampanga that Marianne Lucas Gantan had quarreled with her live-in partner weeks before she was waylaid along MacArthur Highway at Barangay Mabiga, this city.
4 Dec 2014 - DILG comments on controversial Balibago ordinanceANGELES CITY -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has expressed its opinion on the rejected amusement fee ordinance of the Balibago Barangay Council after Barangay Captain Tony Mamac wrote the department about the actions of the Angeles City Council.
Mamac claimed that if the City Council finds the barangay ordinance inconsistent with the law or city ordinance, it shall return the same with comments and recommendations for adjustment, amendment, or modification within 30 days, which it failed within the said period, he stressed.
4 Dec 2014 - Cabetican bridge set to open before ChristmasPAMPANGA -- Bacolor motorists can soon cross the newly renovated Cabetican Bridge after a year of construction, a project engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
The Cabetican Bridge, which connects the town to other parts of the province, underwent a number of structural and aesthetic improvements.
4 Dec 2014 - Elderly man found dead in LubaoPAMPANGA -- The police are investigating the death of a blood-soaked elderly man who was discovered in his own house at Barangay Sta. Barbara, Lubao.
Luis Nicdao, 92, was found with several stab wounds on his head and nape at around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
4 Dec 2014 - 3,605 Aeta families feted in Katutubo DayGovernor Lilia Pineda feted more than 3,605 Aeta families in the upland villages of Mabalacat City, Porac and this town during the "Katutubo Day" held Wednesday in their respective venues as part of the 443rd Aldo Ning Kapampangan or Pampanga Day celebrations.
Governor Pineda, who came as early as 6:00 am in Barangay Nabuclod was welcomed by Mayor Eduardo Guerrero who expressed his profound gratitude extended by the provincial government to his constituents in the upland villages of Floridablanca.
4 Dec 2014 - Turn Clark, Subic into logistics hub – Central Luzon folkANGELES CITY – "Make Central Luzon jueteng-free and turn the former US bases (Clark and Subic) into an international logistics hub for transport, trade, tourism, and development."
These were embodied in the declaration of Central Luzon folks who aired their urgent grievances and concerns to the National Transformation Council during its fourth leg assembly in this city on Wednesday.
3 Dec 2014 - Pamintuan underscores role of education in developmentANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has underscored the importance of education on urban development and support to indigent families.
“In our city, we established an institution of hope, the City College of Angeles, for the benefit of our poor but deserving students – and I believe that involving the poor is what inclusive growth for urban development is really all about.”
3 Dec 2014 - AUF to install 4th university presidentANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation (AUF) will formally install Dr. Joseph Emmanuel L. Angeles as its fourth university president in solemn investiture rites Thursday.
Pampanga Archbishop Florentino Lavarias will officiate the oath of office and confer the University Medallion upon Angeles.
3 Dec 2014 - Capitol honors outstanding farmers, OFWsPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government on Tuesday paid tribute to farmers and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families in separate recognition rites at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center and SM City Pampanga Trade Hall here as part of the ongoing 443rd Pampanga Day celebrations.
Some 2,000 Kapampangan farmers and fisherfolk gathered for the “Aldo Ding Ortelanu” or Farmers’ Day, where 28 outstanding farmers -- many of them now senior citizens -- were awarded plaques of appreciation for their important contributions to the development of the agricultural sector in the province, and helping boost food security. The farmers also received early Christmas gift packs from Capitol as well as farm implements from Senator Cynthia Villar who graced the affair, along with Butil Party-list Representative Agapito Guanlao.
3 Dec 2014 - Big time woman pusher nabbed in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- Joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region III (PDEA-3) and PAIDSOTG collared a high value target in a buy-bust operation which resulted to the arrest of a suspected big-time woman pusher at the Dau Bus Terminal, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, on Tuesday.
In the report furnished Sun.Star Pampanga, PDEA Regional Director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the suspect as Amina D. Timbona, female, 27, a resident of Purok 5, Tambacan, Iligan City.
3 Dec 2014 - 1st bike fest launched in PoracPAMPANGA -- The town’s first bicycle festival was held recently when Fun Ride 2014 opened as part of this year’s celebration of the Binulu Festival.
Fun Ride organizers said the event was aimed at gathering bike enthusiasts and promoting public health, tourism, and environmental protection.
3 Dec 2014 - Cop to get a ‘star’PAMPANGA -- Senior Superintendent Ronald Santos, deputy regional director for administration, was recently promoted to Chief Superintendent and will be pinned a "star" on Monday.
The order of the promotion to Santos was dated November 20 and the pinning of rank will be held at the National Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
3 Dec 2014 - Top robber arrested in Sta. AnaPAMPANGA -- An alleged robber with a standing arrest warrant was arrested Monday in this town.
Police Chief Inspector Ynigo Gamido, chief of Sta. Ana police, said the suspect attempted to escape the authorities and was about to point his gun at them. However, he was disarmed before he could shoot.
3 Dec 2014 - Widus Clark opens expanded casino; new and better Ride Wid Us promoCLARK FREEPORT— Widus Hotel and Casino Clark promises even more excitement to its loyal customers, with a chance to win three luxury cars as it unveiled a bigger and better casino inside Clark Freeport recently.
After the first Ride Wid Us promotions, Widus offers the opportunity to its members for a very happy Christmas on December 27, 2014, and a chance to win not one, but three brand new cars– Audi, Mini Cooper and Peugeot. The promo extends to members through raffle tickets earned from points every week.
2 Dec 2014 - Folks hit DPWH over unfinished bridgePAMPANGA -- Residents of several villages here are complaining against authorities for failing to complete the construction of a major bridge connecting many areas within Guagua.
The residents of Poblacion district, Pangulo district, Locion district, and Betis district complained that the bridge construction was halted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) without prior notice.
2 Dec 2014 - CBCP: Ashley Madison site promoting adulteryPAMPANGA -- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said Monday they are against the international web dating service Ashley Madison.com from being launched in the Philippines since "it blatantly promotes adultery."
In an interview here, Fr. Melvin Castro of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life said Christoph Kraemer, a German national and spokesman of the international online dating service is busy visiting radio, TV networks and newspaper outfits in the country “speaking about how good the website is for a family, since the website is intended for the lonely husband or lonely wife who wants to find happiness.
2 Dec 2014 - DOH-3 beefs up preparations vs EbolaPAMPANGA -- The Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon continues to intensify its preparations against the threat of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
In a recent media conference, DOH 3 Regional Epidemiologist Jessie Fantone said that although the country remains free from Ebola, the agency started preparing its manpower and facilities in the entire region in the event the disease enters the country.
2 Dec 2014 - Applicants get hired on Pampanga Day job fairPAMPANGA -- Some 160 job applicants were hired on the spot during the kick-off of the Pampanga Day at Benigno Aquino Hall.
Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) manager Luningning Vergara said that this number is part of the 1,266 job applicants who took time to try their chances for employment.
2 Dec 2014 - Capitol brings Pampanga Day medical mission to inmatesPAMPANGA -- This year's 443rd Aldo Ning Kapampangan (Pampanga Day) Celebration featured medical and surgical missions, which benefitted some 500 inmates at the Pampanga Provincial Jail.
The Provincial Health Office headed by Dr. Marcelo Jaohico sponsored the medical mission in cooperation with the chiefs of the 11 provincial and district hospitals run by the provincial government.
2 Dec 2014 - PH air carriers assail CAB for Emirates route extensionCLARK FREEPORT -- Philippine carriers including Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, PAL Express, and Tiger Airways Philippines expressed grave concern that the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has allowed Emirates to continue operating seven weekly flights on its Dubai-Manila-Dubai routes.
In a statement, the Philippine carriers purportedly stated that these are in excess of their maximum entitlement under the existing Philippines-United Arab Emirates bilateral air agreement.
2 Dec 2014 - 12,000 informal workers target of Balibago social programANGELES CITY – Some 12,000 informal workers including barangay officials, tanods and bar workers in the entertainment district of Barangay Balibago here will soon enjoy the government social protection coverage program which was apparently been deprived from them for a very long time.
Barangay Balibago Chairman Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, together with the Social Security System (SSS) and Pag-Ibig Fund, the other day forged a memorandum of understanding (MOU) seeking for mandatory compliance to social protection coverage to both regular and informal workers in that village.
2 Dec 2014 - SMART posts 69%-increase on mobile data revenuesCLARK FREEPORT --Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has a recorded an unprecedented increase on mobile data revenue amounting to P5.73 billion in the last nine months of 2014.
This is 69.2 percent increase compared to the same period in 2013, which indicates that more subscribers are using web-enabled smartphones to access the mobile internet.
1 Dec 2014 - Pampanga Day bash kicks offPAMPANGA -- The 11-day 443rd Pampanga Day celebrations kicked off on Monday morning with the opening of the biggest trade fair, the traditional Harvest Festival and a host of other activities showcasing the spirit of unity of Kapampangans.
This year's Agro, Industrial, Trade, Food, Cultural, Arts and Crafts Fair featured the biggest gathering of food retailers, agricultural producers, artisans, crafts producers and retailers in a three-day event aimed at promoting local products, arts and culture.
1 Dec 2014 - Dengue cases in Central Luzon down by 34.7%PAMPANGA -- The Department of Health (DOH) recorded a 34.7 percent decrease in dengue cases in Central Luzon from January to the second week of November this year compared to the same period last year.
"There were 10, 908 cases this 2014 which is a significant drop from the 16,714 reported cases in 2013," Center for Health Development 3 Regional Epidemiologist Jessie Fantone said.
1 Dec 2014 - Pamintuan conferred service medalANGELES CITY -- In a fitting ceremony, the Knights of Rizal conferred on Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan the rank of a Fourth Degree Knight and awarded him with the Distinguished Service Cross for “having performed, with honor and selfless devotion to duty, an outstanding achievement for the Order and/or the Philippines, through pre-eminent and exemplary activities or projects that bring honor and distinction to the Order and/or the Philippines.”
The conferment was done during the organization’s 12th Central Luzon Assembly held at the City Library in this city.
1 Dec 2014 - Clark Water reduces rates by P1CLARK FREEPORT -- Early this year, Clark Water Corporation (CWC) has become the lowest water utilities in Central Luzon, even in other economic zones.
Though lowest, the water firm continues to provide world class services to its 1,987 clienteles inside this Freeport.
1 Dec 2014 - LPRATs urged to submit GPP plans for 2016 earlier than December 15PAMPANGA -- The Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) in Central Luzon headed by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged Local Poverty Reduction Teams (LPRATs) to submit their plans earlier than the scheduled date.
This came as the LPRATs are set to submit on December 15 this year their plans and programs for the Grassroots Participatory Process (GPP) for 2016.
1 Dec 2014 - Indian national abducted in MabalacatMACALACAT CITY -- Armed men abducted an Indian national in front of the Mawaque Resettlement Center in Barangay Mawaque, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, Sunday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the kidnapped victim as Varinder Kumar, 28, an Indian national, presently residing at Brentwood Village, Barangay Mabiga, Mabalacat City.
1 Dec 2014 - SBMA holds 1st women’s summitSUBIC BAY -- Women here and around this premier Freeport were oriented on their rights, privileges, and opportunities as the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) made history by holding the first Women’s Summit in the community.
With the theme, “Ang Bagong Pinay,” the recent two-day gathering sought to promote the welfare and development of women and update them on the latest socio-economic and political issues that have significant bearing on them.
1 Dec 2014 - Students with disabilities get cash assistance from policePAMPANGA -- Some 22 pupils with disabilities received P5,000 each from the local police here.
Senior Inspector Michael Masangkay, town police chief, said that this is part of the local police's social responsibility program to help the schoolchildren in their educational needs.
1 Dec 2014 - PRO3 sets firearms licensing in Angeles City on December 5ANGELES CITY -- Upon the request of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 3 (PRO 3) will conduct a License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) caravan on Friday, December 5 at the Taxpayers' Lounge located at the first floor of the City Hall of Angeles in Barangay Pulung Maragul, this city.
Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition requires gun owners as well as buyers of new firearms to secure the LTOPF from the PNP Firearms and Explosives Office.
29 Nov 2014 - Pampanga bound for another ‘first’PAMPANGA -- After making marks with its child protection and unified health codes, the Provincial Government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda is bound for another “first” in country with its Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Code.
This was disclosed by Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) Chief Angie Blanco, who said that the comprehensive code is now up for review and approval by the Provincial Board led by Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda.
29 Nov 2014 - Kapampangan artist showcases ‘kalesa’ seriesPAMPANGA -- Renowned Kapampangan artist Maestro Rafael “Paeng” Maniago is currently holding a month-long exhibit at the King's Royale Hotel in Bacolor, showcasing his newest “Kalesa Series” and paintings highlighting contemporary art and culture in the capital city.
The United States-based artist is back in Pampanga for a month-long vacation. Maniago said it is now high time to propagate his style and urge Kapampangan artists to showcase themes and genres in contemporary life that is not commonly explored by current artists.
29 Nov 2014 - Notorious woman pusher nabbed in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- A suspected notorious woman pusher was arrested by combined police intelligence and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents in a buy-bust operation in Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Friday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga Police provincial director, identified the suspect as Analyn Luha, 32, a resident of Barangay Lambakin, Marilao, Bulacan who was arrested after she handed over a heat-sealed plastic containing suspected shabu to a poseur-buyer.
29 Nov 2014 - PDEA collars 6 in anti-drug operationPAMPANGA -- At least six notorious suspected drug pushers were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) – Central Luzon during a raid at Northville 3, Barangay Bayugo, Meycauyan, Bulacan, Friday.
Jeoffrey Tacio, PDEA3 director, said his agents were armed with four search warrants when they raided a house at Northville 3 and 10 that resulted in the arrest of Cabugatan Gasa, 52, Jamel Tunday, 23, Ibrahim Parok, 27, Raymond Tingco, 27, Melvin Sabus, 27, and Jalila Tunday, 31, all of residents of Northville 3, barangay Bayugo.
29 Nov 2014 - SM City Clark to open traveler's lounge for OFWsCLARK FREEPORT-- SM City Clark will soon open a travelers’ lounge for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) travelling through the Clark Airport.
SM City Clark Public Relations Manager Venus Manalang told Sun.Star Pampanga that the lounge will also be made available to SM City Clark partners and was made possible through the initiative of Clark International Airport Corporation and Philtranco.
28 Nov 2014 - Garbo: No politically related violence in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- First District Board Member Crisostomo Garbo said that this newly converted component city has no history of politically related violence.
At the same time, Garbo defended his former runningmate Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales, who is being accused as the one responsible in the killing of a 29-year-old woman recently.
28 Nov 2014 - Clark Water to invest P3.93-B in Clark projectCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Water Corporation (CWC) is set to invest P3.93 billion for the improvement of the water utility project inside this Freeport Zone.
During the Balitaan sponsored by Capampangan in Media Inc. (CAMI), Jesus Laigo, chief operating officer of CWC, said that Clark Water will invest P3.93B in capital expenditure (capex) projects, P1.06B of which will be utilized in the next four years.
28 Nov 2014 - 2,263 Central Luzon workers get P15-M money claimsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Office No. 3, as of October, has already posted a 94 percent settlement rate of P15,865,395.38, benefiting 2,263 workers from all over the region through its Single Entry Approach (SEnA) scorecard.
DOLE Regional Director Ana C. Dione reported to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that the 94 percent rating is attributed to the settlement of 1,070 of the 1,138 requests for assistance (RFAs) handled by the regional and field offices. This figure likewise represents the biggest portion of the 1,134 total RFAs disposed, recording an astonishing 100 percent overall disposition rate for the period in review.
28 Nov 2014 - MCRs shoot man dead, injure companionPAMPANGA -- A 43-year-old man was shot dead and another was seriously wounded when shot by motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs) along the road in Madapdap Resettlement Center in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Monday night.
Superintendent Henry Flores, chief of police of Mabalacat, identified the fatality as Rolito David, 43, a resident of Bacolor Extension C, Madapdap Resettlement.
28 Nov 2014 - AUF to stage University Week 2014ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation (AUF) has set its University Week 2014 celebration, which will highlight academic, cultural and sports activities.
AUF president Dr. Joseph E. L. Angeles said the weeklong celebration will start with the opening ceremony of the 2014 University Games with Ateneo Blue Eagles cager Kiefer Ravena as guest speaker, on December 1.
27 Nov 2014 - Tight security for GLF 2014PAMPANGA -- Officials of the Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) 2014 on Thursday disclosed that security will be "extra tight" to safeguard and maintain order for the thousands of spectators who will troop to the annual "Ligligan Parul" at Robinsons Starmills in this city on the evening of December 13.
GLF Executive Committee Chairman Ma. Theresa Laus disclosed that hundreds of uniformed and plainclothes police officers, supported by city marshals, will man the whole festival staging area where nine giant lanterns from different barangays will compete for the coveted crown and exclusive “bragging rights.”
27 Nov 2014 - Police consolidating witnesses’ accounts on slay caseMABALACAT CITY – The city police is gathering and consolidating accounts from witnesses in the gruesome killing of a woman here last Sunday.
This was learned from Superintendent Henry Flores, city police chief, who said that this will help investigators in establishing a lead on the slaying of Marian Lucas Gantan, 29, of Barangay Cacutud who was shot dead by gunmen riding motorcycles along the busy MacArthur Highway.
26 Nov 2014 - Pamintuan back from USANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan wasted no time in going back to work after his trip in the United States where he was able to acquire additional medical equipment for the Ospital ning Angeles’ new Cardiac Center.
"I found out that the best way to shake-off the jetlag is to get back to work as soon as you can, and that we did,” said the mayor.
26 Nov 2014 - CDC earmarks P23-M for infra projects along parade groundsCLARK FREEPORT — Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has earmarked more than P23 million for the on-going rehabilitation projects at the most frequented tourist destinations inside this Freeport.
The CDC has sent notice to all stakeholders, visitors, and tourists on the various inconveniences brought by the improvements being undertaken at the Clark Museum, Parade Grounds, Command Center, and the construction and installation of LED lighting along the 2.5-kilometer park.
26 Nov 2014 - Rapist of deaf-mute woman arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police arrested the suspect who raped a deaf and mute woman in his residence in Purok 6, San Pedro, City of San Fernando, Tuesday.
Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, chief of police of the City of San Fernando, said Rolly Bautista, 18, of the said barangay was arrested by operatives in his house at 3 p.m.
26 Nov 2014 - Sky Ranch opens with PH’s biggest ‘wheel’PAMPANGA -- The Sky Ranch Theme and Amusement Park on Wednesday gave mediamen and selected guests a peek on what it has to offer shoppers and mallers at the country's marathon mall, SM City Pampanga in this city.
SM City Pampanga Public Relations manager Rain Cervantes told Sun.Star Pampanga the main feature of Sky Ranch is the “Pampanga Eye” or “Big Wheel” measuring 65 meters in height and 50 meters in diameter.
26 Nov 2014 - Morales to file charges vs slain woman’s momMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales said he is contemplating on filing libel charges against the mother of a woman who was shot dead in Barangay Mabiga last Sunday.
Morales said the accusation of Pyra Lucas, mother of Marian Lucas Gantan, that he is responsible for the killing of her daughter is baseless.
25 Nov 2014 - Morales to file charges vs slain woman’s momMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales said he is contemplating on filing libel charges against the mother of a woman who was shot dead in Barangay Mabiga last Sunday.
Morales said the accusation of Pyra Lucas, mother of Marian Lucas Gantan, that he is responsible for the killing of her daughter is baseless.
25 Nov 2014 - San Luis bags DAR national awardPAMPANGA -- San Luis town in the province of Pampanga was named on Monday as the "Most Progressive Agrarian Reform Community" in the country besting other municipalities in Central Luzon and the entire nation as well.
Department of Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong, together with Department of Agrarian Reform Regional Director Arnel Dizon awarded the "Natatanging Gawad Parangal" (national level) to San Luis Mayor Venancio "Asyong" Macapagal and Vice-Mayor Leonardo Salas Jr. at the BSWM Convention Center in Diliman, here.
25 Nov 2014 - Garbo is new PBC executive board presidentFirst District Board Member Crisostomo Garbo was elected president of the Executive Board of the Pampanga Blood Council (PBC) during their organizational meeting held Tuesday at the Executive House of Capitol, this city.
Governor Lilia Pineda reconstituted the Pampanga Blood Council through Executive Order 16-2014 to ensure the availability, accessibility, affordability and safety of blood and its component to all patients at all times, especially the poor.
25 Nov 2014 - Akyat bahay gang carts away P.4-M from schoolPAMPANGA -- Suspected members of the Akyat Bahay gang carted away P400,000 in cash after robbing a school in Barangay San Pedro, Sta. Ana, town, recently.
Police said Grace Canlas, 42, and Liezel Soriano, both cashiers of St. Mary’s Angel College of Pampanga located at the said barangay told police that their office was robbed by unidentified men.
25 Nov 2014 - Bizwoman losses P732,000 to thiefPAMPANGA -- A 63-year-old businesswoman lost more than P700,000 from an unidentified armed man who barged-in her house in Barangay San Isidro, Magalang recently.
Superintendent Ritz Rara, chief of police of Magalang, said that the suspect was armed with .38 caliber revolver when he entered the house of Agnes Nava of the said barangay.
25 Nov 2014 - CL-RPOC creates 3 subcommitteesPAMPANGA -- The Central Luzon Regional Peace and Order Council (CL-RPOC) under the chairmanship of Governor Aurelio Umali of Nueva Ecija, in its desire to fast track and effectively implement the peace and order initiatives of the region, created of three more subcommittees to complement existing groups.
The subcommittees created are for Internal Peace and Security (IPS), Anti-Criminality (AC), and Anti-Dangerous Drugs (ADD).
24 Nov 2014 - P100,000 reward up for Gantan slay suspectsMABALACAT CITY -- A P100,000 reward awaits individuals who can provide information, which may lead to the arrest of the suspects in the killing of a 29-year old woman here recently.
Marian Lucas Gantan, 29, single of Number 143 Barangay Cacutud, this city, was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen along the busy national road in Barangay Mabiga Sunday night.
24 Nov 2014 - Santiago: No tax hike in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- There will be no tax increase in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga next year.
This was disclosed by Mayor Edwin Santiago during the tax symposium held at the Heroes Hall yesterday to encourage early payment of taxes to avoid penalties.
24 Nov 2014 - PSSLAI launches e-Loan servicesPAMPANGA -- Members of the Public Safety Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (PSSLAI) can easily avail of loans through the agency’s e-Loan (electronic loan) services, the latest product scheme using digital technology, said PSSLAI Vice Chairman and CEO Lucas Managuelod.
“Securing a loan would be as easy and convenient to members of PSSLAI with our e-Loan,” said Managuelod in his speech during the launching of the e-Loan here, adding applicants just have to call or send a text message to have their loan application processed.
24 Nov 2014 - Woman shot dead in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- 29-year-old Marian Gantan Lucas of 143 Barangay Cacutud was shot dead by undetermined number of gunmen along the busy national road in Barangay Mabiga, Sunday night.
Lucas was driving a White Hyundai Tuczon bearing license plates TOH 442 towards the north direction when the gunmen onboard an unknown vehicle assaulted her.
24 Nov 2014 - Pamintuan gets accolades from US-based AngeleñosANGELES CITY -- Even while on official leave abroad, World No. 8 City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is being congratulated by his fellow Angeleños who are based in the United States for the progress and development he has spearheaded for Angeles City.
“Everywhere I go here, even in the malls, our fellow Angeleños and Cabalens from other cities and towns of Pampanga would shake my hand, salute and congratulate me for our projects in Angeles City,” Pamintuan said in a statement to Sun.Star Pampanga.
24 Nov 2014 - Guiao vows to help hospital patients even without PDAFANGELES CITY -- First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao has vowed to assist his constituents, including the poor ones plagued by hospital bills, despite the lack of the Priority Development Assistant Fund (PDAF) previously allotted for congressmen and senators.
Guiao, who was the guest of honor during the recent monthly meeting of the 33 Angeles City barangay captains, announced that he will assist residents of this city, Mabalacat City and Magalang town who have outstanding hospital bills.
24 Nov 2014 - Students, teachers create music video for Pope FrancisPAMPANGA -- The Lubao Elementary School is sending out a YouTube music video to Pope Francis for his visit to the Philippines on January next year.
The music video featured Jamie Rivera's "We Are All God's Children", which was earlier announced as the official theme song of the papal visit.
24 Nov 2014 - CDC offers scholarship grants to employeesCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation continues to provide development platforms for its employees as the state-run firm offers scholarship grants for higher education.
In a report to CDC president Arthur Tugade, the government-owned firm has offered its employees scholarship grants for a masters degree program to better equip employees for career development.
24 Nov 2014 - Wong lauds police for arrest of mom-son murder suspectPAMPANGA -- San Simon Mayor Leonora Wong lauded Monday Chief Inspector Michael Riego and the entire town police for the arrest of the suspect in the brutal slaying of a mother and her son inside their house in Barangay San Miguel, San Simon, Pampanga, early dawn Friday.
Wong said that the quick response of the police led to the arrest of the suspect within 24 hours after the crime was committed.
24 Nov 2014 - Dole-3 passes 1st ISO surveillance auditPAMPANGA -- Almost one year since being hailed as an ISO-certified government agency, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 3 (Dole-3) successfully passed its first surveillance ISO audit by German-based ISO-certifying body, DQS Holding GmbH.
Dole Regional Director Ana Dione reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that three DOLE offices—the regional office and the field offices in Bulacan and Nueva Ecija—had recently undergone a two-day ISO surveillance audit, earlier this month, by the DQS-UL Audit Team comprised of Engineers Eusebio Sanglap and Joe Alamares.
24 Nov 2014 - Tricycle driver nabbed in Guagua for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- 39-year-old tricycle driver Jeffrey Libut here was arrested recently after a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Guagua police at Barangay Pulungmasle, this town.
The arrest of Esteban was due to a P500 marked money and two big sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, which were recovered from the suspect’s house.
24 Nov 2014 - HAU wins National Book Award for 9th timeANGELES CITY -- The Holy Angel University has won this year’s National Book Award (Food Category) for “Milk Pigs and Violet Gold: Philippine Cookery,” authored by Singaporean food writer Bryan Koh.
Koh received the award last Saturday night at the awards ceremonies held at the National Museum.
24 Nov 2014 - Elder arrested for killing own grandsonPAMPANGA -- 71-year old Angel Pineda, 71 who killed his grandson Joshua Sarcia by slashing his neck was arrested in his residence in Barangay San Juan Bano, Arayat, Pampanga, Friday.
The victim was lying on the bed with wounds on his neck and taken to the Arayat District Hospital for medical treatment but was declared dead on arrival, Recomono said.
23 Nov 2014 - PMA cadets visit TarlacPAMPANGA -- Some 91 cadets belonging to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) graduating class 2015 stayed in Tarlac Province for three days.
Their visit is part of the IPSP Bayanihan or the Armed Forces of the Philippines Internal Peace and Security Plan. It is an "immersion mission" wherein cadets will mingle with the community.
23 Nov 2014 - San Fernando okays P50-M lighting projectPAMPANGA -- The City Government here has set in motion the P50-million street lighting project after Mayor Edwin Santiago formally requested the City Council to grant him authority to ink an agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Meeting media representatives for a breakfast forum, Santiago said the long-anticipated project will entail the use of light emitting diode or LED lights in the city’s major thoroughfares.
23 Nov 2014 - Japanese lead mangrove plantingPAMPANGA -- Japanese non-government organizations and their Kapampangan counterparts planted over the weekend nipa saplings along the Pampanga Bay portion of this town in a bid to save the mangrove population and promote awareness on mangrove forests.
Spearheading the event were the Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP), Mirai Ni Kibou Foundation, Rotary Club of Ashikaga East Japan and Quota International of Pampanga.
22 Nov 2014 - Japanese NGOs back to help Kapampangan indigentsPAMPANGA -- The officials of the Rotary Club of Ashikaga East Japan and the Mirai Ni Kibou Foundation are back in Pampanga for a series of activities that would benefit Kapampangan indigents.
The groups are back for the yearly activities that are part of the memorandum of agreement signed by the two groups with different sectors in Pampanga. The groups were formally welcomed at the Heroes Hall here over the weekend.
22 Nov 2014 - Former US marine extraditedANGELES CITY -- A former US Marine accused of killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his Filipino girlfriend in this city has been extradited from Los Angeles, California, according to the Associated Press (AP).
The 36-year-old suspect, Timothy Kaufman, was reportedly brought by the National Bureau of Investigation's Interpol division at the Los Angeles Airport on November 14 and reached the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 16.
22 Nov 2014 - Suspects run from checkpoint; 1 arrested for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Police of Santo Tomas arrested a suspect here over the weekend while another eluded arrest during a weekend checkpoint, police reports here said.
Police Chief Inspector John Clark told Sun.Star Pampanga that they received confidential information that two possible drug suspects on a motorcycle will be passing through the town.
22 Nov 2014 - Jeepney driver nabbed for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- 26-year-old Harold Santos, jeepney driver was arrested Thursday after a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Guagua police at Barangay San Nicolas I, Guagua.
The arrest, the Guagua police anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of a series of operations against the illegal drugs trade.
22 Nov 2014 - Capitol distributes another 100 units of brand new service vansPAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga led by Governor Lilia Pineda distributed Friday another 100 units of brand new barangay service vehicles to village chiefs from the nine towns of the province.
Engineer Olimpio “Noli” Pangan, General Services Office officer-in-charge said that the distribution is part of the 400 brand new service vehicles purchased by the Capitol worth P216-million.
22 Nov 2014 - Village near AUF installs CCTVsANGELES CITY -- Police officials and businessmen have lauded the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the village near a university here, describing it as "the best project and an effective deterrent against crime."
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, city police director, said the project of Salapungan, barangay captain Reynaldo "Rey" Malig and the village council "would boost our capability to solve crimes and make police investigators work easier."
22 Nov 2014 - Mom-son murder suspect arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police arrested on Friday the suspect in the brutal slaying of a mother and her son inside their house in Barangay San Miguel, San Simon, Pampanga, early dawn Friday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the suspect as Mark Pangan, 28, alias Mac-Mac, and a resident of Barangay Cansinala, Apalit, Pampanga.
21 Nov 2014 - Quarry revenues hit P1.3-BPAMPANGA -- Collection from quarrying operations has officially reached P1,306,033,000 including revenues generated from weighing-scale fees for the past 53 months of the Pineda administration.
Data obtained from the Kapampangan a Lulugud at Matapat (Kalam) also showed that the revenue from quarrying activities alone has reached a total of P1,242,565,000.
21 Nov 2014 - Clark workers laud traffic scheme in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- Scores of employees in Clark Freeport lauded the traffic rerouting implemented by the city government during rush hours.
The experimental traffic scheme, which started last Wednesday, has significantly eased the volume of vehicles plying to and from the Freeport, which allowed the workers to save travel time.
21 Nov 2014 - Holy Angel top performing school in aeronautical engineering examANGELES CITY -- The pioneer graduates of the BS Aeronautical Engineering program of Holy Angel University (HAU) scored a 100 percent passing rate in the November 2014 licensure exams for aeronautical engineers, with five of them landing in the Top Ten.
The perfect passing rate made HAU the board exam's Top Performing School, according to the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC).
21 Nov 2014 - Police arrest widower, live-in partnerPAMPANGA -- Police arrested a widower and his live-in partner after they tried to fight back with responding policemen in Barangay Calulut, City of San Fernando, Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga Police Provincial Director, identified the arrested as Dante Jarlego, 36, and his live-in partner Raquel Ramos, 36, both residents of Northville 14, Barangay Calulut and confiscated from them a Colt combat commander .45 caliber with magazine and two bullets, a hand grenade and a transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu as well as six spent shells from a caliber .45, two metal fragments and a magazine for a caliber .45 with seven bullets.
21 Nov 2014 - Suspects cart away P185,000 cash from businesswomenPAMPANGA -- Two businesswomen were held-up by motorcycle riding criminals (MCRs) along Quezon road in Barangay Laug, Mexico, Pampanga, on weekend.
Superintendent Ricardo Pangan, chief of police of Mexico, identified the victims as Amelia Pajarilla-Del Rosario, 57, a resident of Paralayo, and Marie Pajarilla-Saide, 49, of Barangay Gulap, both in Candaba.
21 Nov 2014 - Another motorcycle stolen in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Another motorcycle was stolen on Tuesday while parked at the compound of a bank in Barangay San Agustin, City of San Fernando.
Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, Officer-In-Charge of the City of San Fernando Police, said a Honda TMX (YH-1116) owned by security guard Roberto Agustin, 31, a resident of Barangay Camachille, Mabalacat City, was stolen while parked at Sterling Bank located along MacArthur highway at the said barangay.
20 Nov 2014 - Santiago on key faux pas: ‘We’re willing to improve’PAMPANGA -- "We are most willing to improve much that we admit our mistakes." said Mayor Edwin Santiago yesterday during his regular breakfast forum with media at Heroes Hall where he disclosed that he and some city government officials made a courtesy call and presented on Tuesday to newly installed Archbishop Florentino Lavarias a new and better ceremonial key to the city.
The city government last month met criticisms on social media after the city presented during the civil reception at Capitol for the archbishop a key which many considered a faux pas. Others who presented the prelate with s symbolic key were Governor Lilia Pineda on behalf of the province and Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for Angeles City.
20 Nov 2014 - Capitol receives P1.1-M livelihood aid from DolePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda recently received a check from the Department Of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the amount of P1,159,860 as livelihood assistance for the Implementation of the Capability Building for the Livelihood Enhancement of Nego-Trailer Project and Integrated Services for Livelihood Advancement of Fisherfolks for families of overseas Filipino workers and other Kapampangans.
Part of the funds will also go to the provincial government’s Sampaguita Project.
20 Nov 2014 - AUF-CBA champs in Alviera band tiltPAMPANGA -- The Angeles University Foundation-College of Business and Accountancy (AUF-CBA) band bagged the championship plum last November 15 during the Alviera’s “University Fest” at Sandbox here.
Playing Sarah Geronimo’s rendition of “Anak” which was originally performed by Freddie Aguilar and “Come Together,’ the AUF-CBA band bested other competing groups from Holy Angel University, University of the Assumption, AMA and even the Sanlahi Band which is from AUF as well.
20 Nov 2014 - Teachers get whole day celebration on Binulu weekPAMPANGA -- Public school teachers here were treated to a day of fun, raffles, games and entertainment numbers during Tuesday's "Palaro Para sa mga Guro" at the Jose Songco Lapid Cultural And Civic Center as part of the week-long celebration of the Binulu Festival.
Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said that the event was aimed at fostering camaraderie among various public school teachers here and bring them all together in a day of celebration. He added that the event also provides an opportunity for the various schools to interact with one another and learn and share best practices in local public education.
20 Nov 2014 - Car blazes in NLEXPAMPANGA -- Authorities battled Monday a car fire in a portion of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Apalit, Pampanga.
The blaze not only destroyed the vehicle but also shut down the Manila-bound traffic for about an hour.
20 Nov 2014 - Expo highlights top products, services of Central LuzonCLARK FREEPORT -- The top products and services of the provinces of Central Luzon were highlighted in the 2014 North Philippines (NorthPhil) Travel and Tourism Expo, which opened at the Events Center of SM City Clark from November 14 to 16.
The expo is a public-private partnership effort of the northern regional offices of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Association of Tourism Officers of Central Luzon, and the Philippine Exhibits and Theme Parks Corporation (PETCO).
20 Nov 2014 - Pamintuan orders release of bonuses for city government employeesANGELES CITY -- City government employees here are set to receive their 13th month bonus plus a P2,500 cash gift this week.
This was announced by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who has already ordered the City Treasurer’s Office to release the said bonuses to the employees.
20 Nov 2014 - Tigerair Philippines offer P1 seat for Clark-ManilaCLARK FREEPORT -- Tigerair Philippines is offering a mid-week seat sale from November 19, 2014 to November 21, 2014 or until seats last for its Manila to Clark flights.
Fly from Manila to Clark for ONE PESO (P1) to beat the holiday traffic! Travel period is from 15 December 2014 to 5 January 2015.
18 Nov 2014 - Unified battle vs drugs eyedPAMPANGA -- The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Sub-Committee on Anti-Dangerous Drugs led by Governor Lilia Pineda is eyeing the creation of a unified campaign to battle the proliferation of illegal drugs in Central Luzon.
This came after Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Director Jeoffrey Tacio reported to the committee that the illegal drug problem in Central Luzon has reached alarming proportions, with some 874 villages across the region infested by drugs, methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in particular topping the list.
18 Nov 2014 - CDC security team complete anti-terrorism trainingCLARK FREEPORT -- Personnel of the Special Reaction Unit here recently completed rigid training on anti-terrorism as part of the Clark Development Corporation preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) meeting set in January next year.
The special security course is aimed to enhance capability and efficiency of Clark security personnel.
18 Nov 2014 - Police collar Austrian fugitiveSUBIC BAY -- A suspected member of an international crime group was arrested at the Subic Executive Loft, Manila Avenue, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Tuesday afternoon.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 director, said Andreas Maurizio Woelfl, an Austrian national, was apprehended by joined operatives of the International Police (Interpol) and Austrian Police, Regional Intelligence Division (RID) together with the Bureau of Immigration.
18 Nov 2014 - Another motorbike stolen in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Another motorcycle was stolen while parked in front of a hospital in Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando, recently.
Superintendent Richie Duldulao, chief of police of the city, said that a Suzuki Raider motorcycle with license plate number 4412-VZ was reported stolen in front of the San Fernandino Hospital at the said barangay.
18 Nov 2014 - PSPC lauds CDC support to South Korea firm’s operationCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of the Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corporation (PSPC) has commended the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for it support extended to the South Korean firm before and during their operations in this Freeport.
PSPC Vice-President and Chief Finance Officer Dongjoo Kim echoed this to the media after announcing the firm's expansion plan recently.
18 Nov 2014 - Oldest supermarket in San Fernando to stop operationsPAMPANGA -- Essel Supermarket, the oldest supermarket in this city, is stopping its operations late November and its owners described the closure "as acceptance to challenges of business."
This was according to Marco Lazatin, general manager of Essel Supermarket, during an interview at his office on Monday. He said Essel, which started operations at its first branch at the downtown area here on September 30, 1965, will close its doors in November 26.
17 Nov 2014 - Board okays P13 pay hikePAMPANGA -- The Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Central Luzon has approved a P13 increase in the daily basic pay of workers in the region, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced yesterday.
Officials of the regional Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here told Sun.Star Pampanga that National Wages and Productivity Commission Executive Director Ma. Criselda Sy had already reported to Baldoz the new minimum wage in the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales which will range from P342 to P349 for workers in the non-agriculture sector; P303 to P319 for workers in the agriculture sector; and P324 to P338 for workers in retail and service establishments.
17 Nov 2014 - Mayor wants protection for Macabebe fisherfolkPAMPANGA -- Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan has asked the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) to protect fisherfolk of their town amid threats from criminals reportedly coming from nearby Bulacan and Bataan.
Balgan also stressed to the Cafgu and the Philippine Army assigned at Barangay Consuelo here "not to spare local residents who steal marine products from our hardworking constituents." Consuelo is a major producer of marine products, including crabs and shrimps, and is near the Manila Bay and territories of Bulacan and Bataan.
17 Nov 2014 - Masantol folks, execs oppose impending fishpond demolitionPAMPANGA -- Several village officials and residents here personally appealed Monday morning to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to oppose the plans of dismantling illegal fishponds on the Macabebe-Masantol stretch of the Pampanga River before the end of the year.
This plan came as the DPWH Pampanga First Engineering District decided to re-implement the order of the Supreme Court to "clean-up, rehabilitate, and preserve Manila Bay in their different capacities."
17 Nov 2014 - Comelec reaffirms Tarlac mayor; rival defies orderPAMPANGA -- Tarlac Mayor Miguel "Dors" Rivilla ordered Monday rival Rommel David to step down and respect the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) or be forced to be ejected from the municipal premises.
"Let us respect the rule of law! The Commission on Elections has already ruled out in favor of the people of Paniqui. It is time to end this chaos. The people have suffered enough and we are happy that justice was given to us. Now let’s all get back to work!" Rivilla stated.
17 Nov 2014 - Guagua to host 1st national woodcarving, furniture tiltPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government here, in collaboration with the Betis Fiesta Committee 2014 and the Betis Parish Heritage Foundation, will host the First Betis National Furniture and Woodcarving Competition (BNFWC) this December 28.
BNFWC chairman Willy Layug said that the event will feature artists from different regions in a bid to enrich their skills and further cultural enrichment through friendly competition and skills sharing of their different genre. The event will become part of the celebration of the Dukit Festival in Betis district here.
17 Nov 2014 - School gives hope to hearing-impaired kidsPAMPANGA -- For the hearing-impaired students of the special education division of the San Fernando Elementary School, who depend on the sign language and colorful images, "the words become the picture in the language for the eye".
In 1972, the San Fernando Elementary School started its special education division with a total of 10 students. Now, the division is a home to some 70 hearing-impaired students in the city.
17 Nov 2014 - Exec: Binulu festival to keep traditional way of cooking alivePAMPANGA -- Vice-Mayor Dexter David expressed his optimism that they would be able to encourage people to keep "binulu" cooking alive and well by popularizing other dishes cooked in the traditional manner also in the hope of making it a culinary specialty for local and foreign tourists.
"The aim is to make it available year-round. This will only be possible if we host events to educate our residents on how it is done that is why we also have this cook fest to encourage more people to learn it," David said.
16 Nov 2014 - Porac eyes binulu dishes in culinary mapPAMPANGA -- Porac Mayor Condralito dela Cruz is optimistic that the municipality's famed binulu dishes will be placed in the country's culinary map and become a point of interest for tourists who may visit the mountainside town.
Porac officials led on Sunday the ceremonial lighting of the wooden fires for the grand cooking of binulu dishes at the town's riverwalk.
16 Nov 2014 - Challenges in K to 12 curriculum baredPAMPANGA -- The Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) formally launched last Friday its Center for Professional Practice in consonance with the university's program to help administrators and educators in preparing for the implementation of the K to 12 program.
DHVTSU president Dr. Enrique Baking told Sun.Star Pampanga that the launching of the center is very timely as the government is still in the "adjustment period" of the program implementation.
15 Nov 2014 - Pampanga bags ‘kalasag’ awardPAMPANGA -- Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) was named best disaster risk reduction management council and bagged this year’s regional Gawad Kalasag from the Office of Civil Defense or OCD.
OCD Regional Director Josefina Timoteo, during the awarding ceremonies at Heroes Hall in this city on Friday, said the Pampanga PDRRMC was awarded for its excellence in disaster risk reduction and management particularly in its “effective steering and commendable leadership of both local and national disaster management-related offices and collaborative efforts and consistent documentation of activities on disaster preparedness and mitigation.
15 Nov 2014 - PH is ‘more fun’ countryCLARK FREEPORT -- An official of the Tourism Promotion Board (TPB) said that Filipino should prove the national slogan that "It's More Fun in the Philippines."
During the launching of "Visit Philippines Year 2015" in Clark on Friday, TPB Chief Operations Officer Domingo Ramon Enerio said that the Filipino people should show the world that that the Philippines is a more fun destination compared to other Asian countries.
15 Nov 2014 - CDC saves P25-M on reorganization, rationalizationCLARK FREEPORT -- Reorganization and rationalization, including provisions from healthcare for employees of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) resulted in savings of P25-million in the first semester of 2014.
CDC, in its mid-year reports, noted that it implemented its re-organization program combining several departments into one to achieve a "lean and mean structure."
15 Nov 2014 - Motorcycle stolen near police stationPAMPANGA -- A motorcycle was stolen by unidentified suspect while parked along Consuji Street, Barangay Sto. Rosario, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, just a few meters away from the Police Station on Wednesday.
Police said that a gold-colored Suzuki Raider 150, which has yet to be registered, is owned by Cris Adsuara, 23, a resident of Dona Cancha, Roxas, Isabela, was stolen by unidentified men.
15 Nov 2014 - DA: ‘Be RICEponsible’PAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) encouraged Friday Filipino farmers and consumers to promote responsible rice consumption by minimizing waste and finding alternatives for white rice.
Pursuant to Proclamation 524, November 2014 is the 10th National Rice Awareness Month, which aims to raise the awareness on how every Filipino as rice consumer can support the promotion of responsible rice consumption for better health and less rice wastage, while embarking on more productive rice farming and efficient post-harvest practices.
14 Nov 2014 - WB interested in GGLCCLARK FREEPORT -- The World Bank has expressed interest in supporting the development of the 177-hectare Sabah Al Ahmad Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) in Clark Freeport Zone, a project backed by KGL Investment Company led by Kuwaiti investors.
World Bank Executive Director for the Middle East Hasan Mirza expressed the bank's interest in the project, during a recent visit to the Global Gateway Logistics City where Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC), a company backed by KGL Investment Company, is putting the finishing touches on The Medical City (TMC) Clark, a world-class 150-bed hospital.
14 Nov 2014 - 10,000 village guards ready for battle vs drugsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda said at least 10,000 barangay tanods from all over the province are now ready to effectively assist law enforcers in rendering necessary police duties and services in the implementation of the intensified campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs.
This came as barangay tanods vowed to combat illegal drug-related crimes in their respective areas of jurisdiction during the Pampanga Anti-Drug Summit held recently in two cities and 18 municipalities for the past several months.
14 Nov 2014 - Motorcycle thief nabbed in FloridablancaPAMPANGA -- A suspected motorcycle thief was arrested Friday after being cornered by authorities in a safehouse in this town.
Police Superintendent Jhoanna Rosales, Floridablanca police chief, identified the suspect as Aleja Canlas, 28, a resident of Guagua town.
14 Nov 2014 - PRO3 conducts earthquake drillPAMPANGA -- The Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3) conducted Friday an earthquake drill and simulation to help prepare PNP, non-uniformed personnel and other employees for an earthquake.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO-3 director, said the important part of the drill is to understand that when there is an earthquake, it is safest to drop to the ground, find cover and hold on.
14 Nov 2014 - Fire guts P100,000 worth of propertiesANGELES CITY -- The fire that hit a residential area in Barangay Santo Domingo here caused some P100,000 in damage to property, the Angeles City Fire Department said Thursday.
Senior Fire Officer Arnold Simbulan said at least two houses were burned in the fire that started around 11 a.m. The investigators said the fire could have been caused by a defective electric utility meter.
14 Nov 2014 - PSPC targets P1.2B from public offeringCLARK FREEPORT -- The Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corporation (PSPC) is generating P1.2 billion to fund its expansion program which is expected to generate thousands of local employment.
Executives of the South-Korean semiconductor giant on Thursday revealed their initial offering plan (IPO), scheduled on November 11 to 21, in order to raise the amount.
13 Nov 2014 - Guv distributes service vehiclesGovernor Lilia Pineda led Thursday the ceremonial turnover of 162 brand new barangay patrol and service vehicles to village chiefs led by Ex-Officio Board Member Gerome Tubig, president of the province’s Liga ng mga Barangay, at the Provincial Engineer’s Office compound in Sindalan, this city.
General Services Office Officer-in-Charge Engineer Olimpio Pangan disclosed that the first 162 units are part of the 400 vehicles worth P216-million.
13 Nov 2014 - Taxman nets P17.5-B in 10 monthsThe Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV registered a whopping P17.572 billion in tax collections for the period of January to October this year, with the revenue district expressing optimism that it will meet its annual target.
Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee said that the two months remaining for 2014 will greatly determine the collection of RR4. Lee said that the period's collection is still .28 percent in excess of its target goal of P17.523 billion. This means that the BIR still has an excess collection of P50 million.
13 Nov 2014 - CDC underscores environmental programsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) said it has implemented several programs on environmental protection.
The state-owned corporation's Mid-Year Report highlighted environment protection as among its concern to maintain an eco-friendly freeport.
13 Nov 2014 - Angeles People’s Park to host Christmas concert seriesANGELES CITY -- A sundry of activities, ranging from song and dance presentations, street theater dramas, and brass bands performances will be held during November and December weekends at the Estacion de Angeles (PNR) People's Park, in this city.
The concert series, dubbed "Pasku Ning Riles" (a play on PNR, Philippine National Railways), will showcase Christmas themed-performances from the city's various performing arts groups from its grand launch starting today, November 14 until December 22, 2014.
13 Nov 2014 - Carnapped mini-bus recovered in TarlacPAMPANGA -- The anti-carnapping group of Capas Police Station in Tarlac recently raided a compound in Barangay Estrada, Capas and recovered a suspected stolen mini-bus from San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan.
The raiding team led by SPO1 Rodrigo Salazar and SPO2 Rommel Sevilla of the Provincial Highway Patrol Group found three mini buses in the garage, with one ready for repainting.
13 Nov 2014 - San Fernando in full gear for GLF 2014PAMPANGA -- A month before this year's Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) on December 13, the City of San Fernando is in full gear for a bigger and brighter "Ligligan Parul" at Robinsons Starmills.
"This year, we will be witnessing the play of colors, lights and sounds from nine competing barangays of the city. We’ve been meeting as early as the first week of September to put plans together," revealed Theresa Laus, chairman of this year’s GLF executive committee.
13 Nov 2014 - Cops net 5 in drug buy-bustPAMPANGA -- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency III (PDEA-3) and Provincial Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) arrested on Wednesday five suspected drug pushers during a buy-bust operation at Purok 3, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
PDEA-3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the arrested suspect as Luis De Guzman alias Dyongki, 45; Ferlizardo Manalili, 42; Felita De Guzman, 55; Danilo Dua, 42; and Merwin Sta. Maria, 22; all residents of Purok 3, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
12 Nov 2014 - Trader to new CIAC chief: ‘Do miracle for CRK’CLARK FREEPORT -- Businessman Rene Romero has urged Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio Tanjuatco, Jr. to speed up development in the airport before the term of President Aquino expires in 2016 and "do a miracle."
"We just hope and pray that in the remaining term of the President, he (Tanjuatco) can make a miracle [for Clark International Airport (CRK)]," Romero said.
12 Nov 2014 - Guv's food aid benefit fisherfolk in MacabebePAMPANGA -- Indigent fisherfolk in the coastal village of Consuelo in Macabebe town received on Tuesday some 1,000 food packs as assistance from Governor Lilia Pineda to augment the meager income and daily subsistence of the family beneficiaries.
The governor said fisherfolks should feel and experience that they the government is willing to help in times of need and let them know that the Capitol is working for the economic development particularly those in the rural areas.
12 Nov 2014 - CDC hits P2B incomeCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has gained a total income of P2 billion during the first half of 2014, officials here said.
Based on the figure, the state-owned corporation’s net income, which was pegged at P277 million, went higher by 25 percent compared to the same period last year.
12 Nov 2014 - Brightwoods to stage ‘Shrek The Musical’ANGELES CITY -- Theater season at Brightwoods School begins once again as it stages, in cooperation with Angeles Medical Center, an adaptation of "Shrek The Musical" on November 21.
Creative Director Ditas Yap said that senior students of the school will be at the forefront of this theatrical challenge.
12 Nov 2014 - San Fernando fetes loyal employeesPAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago feted on Tuesday with loyalty awards long-time employees and officials of the city government here in recognition of their dedicated services during a ceremony held at the Heroes Hall.
Through its Programs on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (Praise), the City Human Resources Management Office has successfully managed to pool together and identify 161 employees who have rendered several years of service to Fernandinos.
12 Nov 2014 - SITG Angeles has cartographic sketch of CIAC engineer’s killerANGELES CITY -- Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Angeles already has the cartographic sketch of the suspect who shot and killed the chief engineer of Aviation Engineering Department of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
In a text message, Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac Police Provincial Director, said "nakakuha na kami ng cartographic sketch ng suspect."
11 Nov 2014 - No cellphone, smoking for Angeles copsANGELES CITY -- Handheld electronic devices are important communication tools but cops of this city have been sternly banned from using mobile phones for personal use while on duty.
Jay Pelayo IV, deputy of the Angeles City Information Office (CIO), said the ban was suggested by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who noticed that many police personnel on public roads were texting, calling, and browsing on their mobile phones and other gadgets.
11 Nov 2014 - Guv vows to augment salaries of CafgusPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda vowed to augment the monthly salaries of the members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in the province.
This came as Pineda visited and turned over a motorized pump boat to Captain Alwin Malate, commander of the Cafgu detachment in Barangay Consuelo, this town on Tuesday.
11 Nov 2014 - Businessman: Gov’t failed on Clark airport planCLARK FREEPORT -- The National Government has failed to maximize the full potential and development of the Clark International Airport (CRK), businessman Rene Romero said recently.
Much has been said by the government about Clark airport but no tangible improvements were put in place, said Romero.
11 Nov 2014 - Thousands expected to grace Clark festivalCLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- The state-owned Clark Development Corporation (CDC) said thousands of spectators are expected to attend the Clark Grand Festival scheduled on December 5 to 7.
The CDC Tourism Promotions Office (TPO) said the event will highlight food, music and entertainment.
11 Nov 2014 - SITG Angeles to go after killers of CIAC engineerCLARK FREEPORT -- The Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Angeles was created to go after the killers of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Aviation Engineering Department head Engineer Ruel Angeles who was killed by an unidentified gunman on Monday.
Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac Police Provincial director, said right after the shooting to death of Angeles, 55, a resident of Barangay Padapada, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, he formed SITG Angeles tasked to conduct a thorough investigation on the shooting incident that happened Monday at about 7:30 a.m.
11 Nov 2014 - Subic marine park exec cries harassment over arrest of CEOSUBIC BAY -- Officials of the Subic bay Marine Exploratorium that runs a marine theme park in Subic bay Freeport, cried harassment over the charges of estafa, which resulted to the arrest warrant for its American CEO Timothy Desmond.
Desmond is facing charges of syndicated estafa and the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court issued two warrants of arrest against him early this month.
11 Nov 2014 - San Fernando lauds young techie wizardPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago together with the City Council granted a resolution of meritorious commendation to a young "techie wizard" who qualified in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) International Robotics Competition to be held in Sochi, Russia.
Joaquin Lim Galang, 11, is a grade 6 student from the Heath's Montessori Learning Center, a resident of Barangay Baliti, and born from Paolo Licup Galang and Rhea Angela Lim Galang. He is the only Fernandino participant-winner, emerging third place during the 13th Philippine Robotics Olympiad-Open Category Elementary Level held at SM City North EDSA on September 12, 2014.
11 Nov 2014 - Man nabbed for stealing rice in Arayat warehouseA man was arrested here Monday after he was caught allegedly stealing six bags of rice from a warehouse of a local grains trader in Barangay Candating, Arayat town.
The Arayat police identified the suspect as Ritchie Santiago, 38, a resident of the said barangay.
10 Nov 2014 - ‘Accidental’ oil spill worries San Fernando villagersPAMPANGA -- Residents of Barangay Del Rosario here are worried over the recent oil spill from the manufacturing plant of the Universal Robina Corp. (URC), which affected a river in the city.
The people, who live near the oil spill, complained about the heavy, pungent smell of oil running along the waterways.
10 Nov 2014 - Coca-Cola project empowers women entrepreneursPAMPANGA -- Coca-Cola Philippines, which serves more than 500,000 stores in the country, on Saturday launched here and five other cities its unique holiday campaign aimed at empowering women on small-scale businesses.
Dubbed Coca-Cola Sari-Saring Happiness Day, the simultaneous launch at 8:30 p.m. in Barangay Maimpis, here; Bacolod City, Tacloban City, Batangas City, Davao City and Taguig City was highlighted by the simultaneous lighting of lanterns (parols), some of which are made of Coca-Cola bottles, at communities and not at huge shopping malls, said Jenny Cinco, IMC category manager sparkling brands of Coca-Cola Philippines.
10 Nov 2014 - P1-M Cisco lab being built in Angeles collegeANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan announced that a P1-million CISCO laboratory is currently being built in the City College of Angeles (CCA) during the college’s Monday flag raising ceremony for the start of the second semester for this school year.
According to Pamintuan, he was recently in talks with local business tycoon Dennis Uy and CISCO Networking Academy Program Manager Julius Sangalang Macaspac in the establishment of the said laboratory. He said that Uy was willing to donate P1-million for the hardware, while Macaspac will work on providing the CISCO networking software.
10 Nov 2014 - Farmers slam DAR for ‘Hacienda Binay’ conversionPAMPANGA -- A militant farmers' group slammed Monday the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for its bogus agrarian reform program, which allowed the conversion to an agribusiness park of a 350-hectare agricultural land in Rosario, Batangas purportedly owned by Vice President Jejomar Binay and his alleged dummy businessman Antonio Tiu.
Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon (AMGL) chairperson Joseph Canlas said the discovery of "Hacienda Binay" signifies the empty promises of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program or Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp).
10 Nov 2014 - ‘Bears of Joy’ to bring Yuletide cheer to kidsANGELES CITY -- SM City Clark is now urging mallgoers who will be making their Christmas shopping this Yuletide Season not to forget to extend a charitable hand and include in their shopping itinerary a brief stop at the mall's event center to donate to the "Bears of Joy" program.
SM City Clark Public Relations Manager Venus Manalang said that the season of Christmas is about giving and the mall offers a way for mallgoers to help indigents by giving to the "Bears of Joy" program.
10 Nov 2014 - CIAC engineer slain in TarlacPAMPANGA -- An engineer of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) was killed and his wife seriously wounded when unidentified armed men riding-in-tandem on board a black motorcycle shot them several times in Barangay Padapada, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, on Monday.
Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac Police Provincial director, identified the fatality as Engineer Ruel Angeles, 55, manager of the Aviation Engineering Department of CIAC and a resident of the said barangay.
10 Nov 2014 - It’s magical, ‘Frozen’ Christmas at SM ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- SM City Clark held one of the most stunning Christmas launches with its Frozen-inspired Christmas centerpiece capitalizing on the much-loved Disney franchise “Frozen.”
The launch was led by mall officials with Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting who even dressed up as Princess Elsa, one of the best loved characters from the animated motion picture.
9 Nov 2014 - Central Luzon palay production hits 1.3 million MTPAMPANGA -- Provinces in Central Luzon have registered a combined harvest of 1, 322, 628 metric tons of palay for the wet cropping season, marking a relative stability in the region's output, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
DA regional director Andrew Villacorta said the production report covers the period March 16 to September 15 of this year. The report said that 441, 193 hectares have been planted during the period with only 262, 498 hectares harvested so far.
9 Nov 2014 - Robbery suspect nabbed in MagalangPAMPANGA -- Elements of the Regional Public Safety Batallion based in Region 3 (RPSB3) recently arrested 26-year-old Michael Arellano of San Isidro Resettlement Center, Magalang town for a robbery case.
Villaflor said the suspect has standing warrant of arrest for the crime of robbery with violence and intimidation against a person with a bail bond of P100,000.
9 Nov 2014 - 'Ice Age' Christmas launchedPAMPANGA -- The Yuletide Season has officially started at SM City San Fernando Downtown with the unveiling of a Christmas centerpiece inspired by the 20th Century Fox's "Ice Age".
The unveiling was held at the mall's third floor with local government officials of San Fernando in attendance. Kapuso child actress and commercial model Jillian Ward also gave a wonderful performance.
8 Nov 2014 - SM City Pampanga launches ‘Ninja Turtle’ ChristmasPAMPANGA -- Christmas has officially started in the country's longest mall as SM City Pampanga mall officials and guests led the unveiling of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-inspired Christmas centerpiece dubbed "Turtle Tidings" at the Event Center here.
The Christmas display is based on the well-love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise, the latest screen adaptation which is set to premier in cinemas this Yuletide Season. The unveiling follows the tradition of the mall in starting the Christmas celebration here with a Christmas display of sorts.
8 Nov 2014 - Tarlac vice guv gifts DCTs earlyPAMPANGA -- Vice-Governor Enrique "Kit" Cojuangco Jr. gave 61 Day Care Teachers (DCTs) early Christmas presents recently here.
The Tarlac vice-governor handed over Lenovo TAB A730 units to the DCTs to enhance education in the province. The tablets are not for personal use of the recipients but for their Day Care Centers. It is still the DCTs that will take good care of them. Some 51 applications are included in the tablets as useful tools and materials for the learning ability of the daycare pupils who are aged three to five years old.
8 Nov 2014 - Tigerair Philippines’ 7-11 PISO Seat Sale onCLARK FREEPORT -- Tigerair Philippines with its network made wider with Cebu Pacific holds a seat sale from November 7, 2014 to November 11, 2014 or until seats last.
Fly to the following destinations for P1 (PISO): Manila-Clark (for travel from 15 December 2014 to 05 January 2015), Cebu-Cagayan de Oro and Cebu-Davao (for travel from 01 December 2014 to 31 March 2015).
8 Nov 2014 - Romero to RDC: Invite PAL to ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Businessman Rene Romero said he will ask the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Central Luzon to invite the Philippine Air Lines (PAL) to establish flights in Clark International Airport (CRK).
Romero, vice chairman of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated (PamCham) and a member of RDC-3, said the flag carrier (PAL) should operate in Clark.
7 Nov 2014 - Clark, Subic in PDEA watchCLARK FREEPORT -- Both Clark International Airport and Subic Freeport are under Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's (PDEA) tight watch following reports that international drug syndicates may use them as transshipment point.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) just busted on Thursday a "mega shabu laboratory" using highly sophisticated equipment in nearby Tarlac province and arrested six Chinese nationals and a chemist.
7 Nov 2014 - CIAC targeting 3M passengers in 2 yearsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is targeting at least three million passengers in the next two years, said CIAC president and CEO Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco III.
Tanjuatco said, "Clark International Airport has its own catchment area which I think needs to be tapped in order as to attract more passengers to come to the airport."
7 Nov 2014 - Dad wounded, 4 injured in San Simon shootingPAMPANGA -- Fortunato Simbula, 46, a resident of Barangay San Pedro, San Simon town and Marlyn, 43; Ian Angelo, 12; Adrian, 15; all surnamed Simbulan, and Lorence Pangan, 16, all of the said barangay were injured as the car they were riding overturned after armed men shot them along the road of Barangay Sto. Nino, San Simon, Pampanga,
The victims were on board a Honda CRV (license plate XEW-968) driven by Fortunato on their way home when unidentified armed men on board a motorcycle shot him in the neck.
7 Nov 2014 - Notorious motorcycle thief arrestedMABALACAT CITY -- A suspected motorcycle thief believed to be responsible in series of bike robberies in Angeles City was arrested at the Sports Complex, Barangay Lourdes Sur, Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said that Robert Tuazon, 28, a resident of Northville 16 Atlo Bola, Mabalacat City, was arrested by patrolling policemen in front of the Sports Complex.
7 Nov 2014 - Developer donates school lot in PoracPAMPANGA -- Leonio Land, developer of the Alviera township development project here, donated a 4,219-square-meter lot to Barangay Dolores Elementary School.
In a statement on Friday, Leonio Land officials said the donation to the school is part of the 27-hectare area that the developer earmarked for turnover to the community in Dolores, which host portions of the P75 billion project.
7 Nov 2014 - Moves vs dengue in Masantol boostedPAMPANGA -- Health authorities here have started fogging operations and search-and-destroy programs on suspected breeding grounds for dengue-carrying mosquitoes as fears of a dengue outbreak persist this month.
The Municipal Health Office (MHO) of Masantol town reported Wednesday that health workers from the Pampanga Provincial Health Office (PHO) assisted in its clean up drive, residual spraying, information and education campaign, and larval survey.
5 Nov 2014 - NBI seizes imitation Cobonpue furnitureANGELES CITY -- A furniture store in Angeles City was raided by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Tuesday following reports that it has been selling imitations of furniture designs created by famous Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonque.
The NBI identified the manufacturer and supplier of the Cobonpue imitations as a certain Juan Tanhueco Jr seizing several pieces of furniture from the Jasmin Furniture Store
5 Nov 2014 - Tanjuatco: Clark eyed as PH premier airportCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) is eyeing Clark International Airport (CRK) as the country's premier international airport.
This was bared Wednesday by Lawyer Emigdio "Dino" Tanjuatco, newly installed Clark International Airport Corporation president and chief executive officer, during the Pampanga Press Club's monthly Talk Widus at Hotel Widus here.
5 Nov 2014 - Guv launches ‘One Pampanga Health System’PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda launched Wednesday the "One Pampanga Health System" through the implementation of the Hospital Operations Management Information System (HOMIS) held at Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital (DPMMH) here.
"The One Pampanga Health System is an important legacy of my administration which provides efficiency and innovation in the delivery of quality health care services for the people of Pampanga," the governor said.
5 Nov 2014 - Akyat Bahay gang loots CIAC director’s housePAMPANGA -- The Akyat Bahay gang victimized a board director of Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) as they ransacked his house and carted off close to P1-million in valuables, police said Wednesday.
Superintendent Ricardo Pangan, Mexico Police Station chief, said on October 31, suspected Akyat Bahay gang members robbed the house of Ramil Guaio, 48, a resident of Barangay San Antonio, Guagua town and a board director of CIAC.
5 Nov 2014 - Ex-Arayat mayor laid to restPAMPANGA -- Mourners filled the Sanctuario De San Fernando Memorial Gardens on Tuesday afternoon to bid their final goodbyes to former Arayat mayor Benigno "Benny" Espino.
Family, friends, and colleagues spoke about the icon of Kapampangan politics, shedding light on Espino not only as a public servant and a philanthropist, but also as a father, a husband, and a man of integrity. Espino died last week of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.
5 Nov 2014 - Porac execs launch Binulu festivalCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of Porac town yesterday launched this year’s Binulu Festival, an annual event aimed at showcasing Poraquenos' unique way of cooking food using native bulu or bamboo shoot.
In a press conference at Widus Hotel Wednesday, Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz said the local government is promoting the weeklong festival (November 16 to 25) to boost further the tourism potential of town.
4 Nov 2014 - Trader Caught Trying To Sell Gun To ForeignerMABALACAT CITY, Pampanga -- A businessman was arrested after he tried to sell a loaded caliber .357 magnum to a foreigner in his store located at a shopping arcade owned by the family of the city mayor here last Nov. 3.
Chief Inspector Eugene Rebadomia, head of the Pampanga Criminal Investigation and Detection Team, identified the arrested suspect as Foster Henson, 62, resident of Villa Teresa Subdivision in nearby Angeles City.
4 Nov 2014 - Sandigan allows Arroyo to visit grandson's wakePAMPANGA -- The Sandiganbayan has allowed former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to leave hospital detention and visit the wake of her youngest grandson, Jorge Alonso “Jugo” Bernas, who died of a congenital heart problem Sunday at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City. He was just over a year old.
The Pampanga representative earlier asked the Sandiganbayan first division to place her under house arrest for nine days from November 3 to November 12 at her residence in La Vista in Quezon City so that she can visit the wake.
4 Nov 2014 - Bizman lauds officials over quarantine reconsiderationPAMPANGA -- Businessman and Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. Vice-Chairman Rene Romero welcomed Tuesday the decision of higher Philippine authorities to quarantine in an isolated island the returning the 112 Filipino peacekeepers scheduled for pullout from Ebola-stricken Liberia, instead of the Philippine Peacekeeping Operations Center (PKOC) at Camp O’ Donnel in Capas Tarlac.
Earlier, Romero and Capas Mayor Antonio “TJ” Rodriguez had appealed to President Benigno Aquino III and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gregorio Pio Catapang to “reconsider” the decision anmd canceling the plan of isolating the hero-peacekeepers in Tarlac because of the negative impact it may have in Central Luzon’s health, business and tourism.
4 Nov 2014 - DPWH to implement vital road projects in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has scheduled the construction of vital road projects amounting to more than P100 million in Barangay Dau here.
This was learned from Dau Chairman Oscar Aurelio, who said that officials of the DPWH District Office recently coordinated the project implementation with the barangay council.
4 Nov 2014 - Quota Pampanga conducts awareness drive on NIHLPAMPANGA -- The members and officers of the Quota International of Pampanga visited the Montessori School of Guagua and the First United Methodist Church Ecumenical School here in a bid to promote awareness on Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
The group presented flyers and short talks on the dangers of NIHL to the young students who are mostly adept with modern technology.
4 Nov 2014 - NGCP nears completion of Mexico training centerPAMPANGA -- Training of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)’s technical personnel will soon involve regular hands-on, first-hand practice, and not just tabletop simulation, with the near completion of its training center in its Mexico Substation in Pampanga.
The new training center will enhance the technical skills and proficiency of newly hired and regular substation and Maintenance and Testing Division (MTD) engineers and technicians in doing their daily work effectively, efficiently, and safely.
3 Nov 2014 - Arroyo seeks 9-day furlough after grandson’s deathPAMPANGA -- Former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday asked the Sandiganbayan for a nine-day furlough or temporary house arrest to attend the wake of her youngest grandchild by her only daughter, Luli Arroyo-Bernas.
Mrs. Arroyo's 13-year old grandchild Jorge Alonzo (“Jugo”) died at the Philippine Heart Center on East Avenue around 9:30 am on All Souls’ Day (Sunday) from congenital heart disease.
3 Nov 2014 - DHVTSU bags 2nd accounting awardPAMPANGA -- The Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University or DHVTSU, the only state university in Pampanga, has won the 2013 Most Outstanding Accounting Office Award.
It was the second such award for DHVTSU, one of the fastest growing and modernizing state universities in the Philippines. It earned the first in 2010.
3 Nov 2014 - Gonzales pays tribute to FlavierPAMPANGA -- Former Pampanga Third District Representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales Jr. has expressed gratitude to former senator and Health secretary Juan Flavier for his various contributions to Pampanga.
“The province, particularly the third district, is greatly indebted to Senator Flavier for supporting various infrastructure and social projects for the benefit of the Kapampangans,” Gonzales said in a statement.
2 Nov 2014 - All Saints' Day generally peaceful in C. LuzonPAMPANGA -- The observance of All Saints' Day in Central Luzon was peaceful, police said.
Central Luzon Police Director Raul Petrasanta attributed this to the sufficient number of policemen deployed to various cemeteries and along the national highways.
2 Nov 2014 - Kapampangan lensman wins int'l awardPAMPANGA -- Kapampangan photographer Ruston Banal has won another award, this time in the Moscow International Fotography Awards (MIFA) for the same photo that won him two recognitions in the United States.
Banal is currently in New York to receive his prize from the International Photography Awards (IPA) for his photo that depicts the Kapampangan religious and cultural practice "Kuraldal."
2 Nov 2014 - Don't isolate peacekeepers in Capas, Aquino urgedPAMPANGA -- President Benigno Aquino III and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang have been urged not to quarantine the 112 Filipino peacekeepers stationed in Ebola-stricken Liberia in Capas, Tarlac.
The peacekeepers who will be quarantined for three weeks at the Philippine Peacekeeping Operations Center (PKOC) at Camp O’ Donnell, are set to arrive between November 10 and 14 on board a chartered Russian airline, but the port of entry---if it’s Clark Airport or any other airbase in Manila---has not yet been confirmed, according to Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. vice chairman Rene Romero.
2 Nov 2014 - Devotees’ love for Angeles City Apu Church pay offANGELES CITY – “What belongs to the people must be returned to them.”
Thus said Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio “Ambo” David shortly after he and Most Rev. Florentino Lavarias, new Pampanga Archbishop, led a mass here during the 117th anniversary of the “Apung Mamacalulu” – or the Lord of the Mercy – on Friday afternoon.
1 Nov 2014 - Dengue alert up anew in Sta. Rita villagePAMPANGA -- The dengue outbreak has just been lifted but health workers are still on high alert as dengue has begun showing its “ugly head” again at the Barangay San Agustin, Sta Rita.
Based on the records of the Municipal Health Office (MHO), Barangay San Agustin registered a total of 26 dengue cases for the month of October.
1 Nov 2014 - Tarlac cop relieved over mayoralty rowPAMPANGA -- The first casualty in the ongoing turmoil at Paniqui Municipal Hall is Police Superintendent Carlito Grijaldo, chief of Police of the town after he was relieved of his post following the instructions of Philippine National Police Regional Director General Raul Petrasanta to Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Provincial Director of Tarlac Provincial Police Office.
Sintin said the relief of Grijaldo aims to defuse the tension in the controversial tug of war in the position of mayor of the said town.
1 Nov 2014 - Porac vendors get NegokartsPAMPANGA -- Ambulant vendors and small-scale entrepreneurs received their mobile vending carts called "Negokarts" from Mayor Condralito dela Cruz, Vice-Mayor Dexter David, and the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) over the weekend in a bid to help vendors earn more with proper equipment, training and marketing skills.
The beneficiaries included cooked food vendors, cold meat vendors, and refreshment vendors, among others.
1 Nov 2014 - DPWH allots P108-M for road lightingPAMPANGA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Luzon Office confirmed on Friday that the government is allotting P108 million for the installation of LED (light-emitting diode) lights along three major roads in Pampanga.
DPWH Regional Director Antonio Molano Jr. said the Road Board approved the proposal to put 1,844 streetlights along the Dau Spur Exit (667 lights), Gapan-San Fernando-Olongapo (GOS) Road (671 lights), and Fil-Am Friendship Highway (506 lights).
1 Nov 2014 - Kapampangan lensman now in US to claim awardsPAMPANGA -- Award-winning photographer Ruston Banal is now in New York to receive his awards from the International Photography Awards (IPA) for his photo that depicts a Kapampangan religious and cultural practice.
Banal's entry "Kuraldal" landed first place and also got the honorable mention for the overall category in the IPA. The IPA is considered as the "Oscars" in the world of photography. The competition attracted 20,000 entries from various countries.
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