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27 Nov 2015 - Alejandrino: Shooting incidents not politically motivatedPAMPANGA -- Arayat Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino denied Friday that the recent shooting incidents in this town were politically motivated.
Since September, the municipality has already recorded five shooting incidents that killed eight people and injured seven more.
27 Nov 2015 - 5 Central Luzon establishments face closurePAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) here is set to facilitate the closure of tax delinquent establishments before the second week of December under its Oplan Kandado Program.
BIR RR4 Regional Director Jethro Sabariaga, who did not identify the targets of the closure order, told Sun.Star that at least five establishments in Pampanga and other towns under the revenue region may be closed just before the second week of December.
27 Nov 2015 - QI Pampanga starts partnership with SFES-SPEDPAMPANGA -- The Quota International (QI) of Pampanga has started its assistance program with the Special Education (SPED) Class of San Fernando Elementary School as it bats to bring in needed assistance through the club's Hand-in-Hand program.
Hand-in-Hand program chair Zelinda Soto said that they hope to help the students under the SPED classes.
26 Nov 2015 - 7th most wanted person in Apalit arrestedPAMPANGA -- Local police have arrested the seventh most wanted person here on Monday at Barangay San Jose, San Simon.
About 11:30 a.m., the suspect identified as Alex Tagle, 57, a resident of Barangay Sucad here was arrested.
26 Nov 2015 - Guiao's group to do Clark airport master planPAMPANGA -- First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao and his technical working group have been tasked to come up with a master plan for the Clark International Airport as the country's alternate gateway.
Guiao was given until January next year to submit the plan.
26 Nov 2015 - Anakpawis renews call for P125 wage hikeMABALACAT CITY -- Days before the November 30 commemoration of national hero Andres Bonifacio, the militant Anakpawis Party-list renewed its demand for a P125 hike nationwide and across the regional wage boards, for minimum wage of private sector workers.
This is amid the Aquino administration’s push of House Bill 6268 or the Salary Standardization Law of 2015 (SSL 2015) that proposes a P40,924 or 341 percent salary increase (from P120,000 to P160,924 monthly) for the president on its first tranche of salary grade (SG) 33
26 Nov 2015 - Septage management implemented in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has required locators and residents here to install their respective septage management system.
CDC issued a memorandum circular that requires establishments and housing facilities here with existing septic tanks to maintain pre-treatment facilities through the services of accredited Septage Haulers of the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
26 Nov 2015 - 4Ps beneficiaries to become SSS membersPAMPANGA -- Some 1,300 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries here will soon be members of the Social Security System.
The 4Ps beneficiaries who were not yet SSS members had their orientation on Tuesday and Wednesday at the municipal covered court.
26 Nov 2015 - Sinukwan fest celebrates Kapampangan resiliencyPAMPANGA -- The 18th Sinukwan Festival is celebrating the resiliency of Kapampangans who bounced back from major devastations brought about by the eruptions of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.
Themed #Pinatubo@25 "Pangakabus ning Kapampangan... Pagmasusian at Pasalamatan!", the festival remembers its foundation after the Kapampangans survived the ravages of lahar that almost cleared from the Philippine map.
26 Nov 2015 - Duman Festival set December 5PAMPANGA -- Tourists and food delicacy lovers will again troop to Sta Rita town for its duman delicacy in the upcoming 13th Duman Festival this December 5 at the town's famed EcoPark area with performances from homegrown Kapampangan artist group Arti.StaRita.
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."
26 Nov 2015 - Armed drug pushers arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police in Candaba recently arrested two drug pushers with high-powered firearms and ammunition in a buy-bust operation.
The suspects identified as Ronnie Santos, 34, and Willy Pelayo, 34, were caught in Barangay Bahay Pare of this municipality.
26 Nov 2015 - Activities for 444th Pampanga Day revealedPAMPANGA -- he provincial government has announced the approved line-up of activities for the celebration of 444th Aldo Ning Kapampangan (Pampanga Day) celebrations.
Provincial Administrator Andres S. Pangilinan, Jr. and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Angelina Blanco made the announcement before municipal and city mayors who attended a recent meeting presided by Governor Lilia G. Pineda at the Executive House of the Capitol.
25 Nov 2015 - Agents want BI Angeles chief probed, relievedANGELES CITY -- At least nine immigration officers and confidential agents have asked Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Siegfred Mison to relieve the Alien Control Officer (ACO) of the bureau's field office here in connection with alleged irregular visa processing of Chinese nationals at Clark Freeport.
In a letter dated November 19, 2015, the immigration officers also requested Mison to subject Janice Christine de Jesus-Corres, Chief and Alien Control Officer of BI Angeles Field Office, for an investigation “over suspicious Chinese nationals whose visas are being extended by their office.”
25 Nov 2015 - BI Angeles chief: ‘Allegations malicious’ANGELES CITY -- The acting Alien Control Officer (ACO) of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) here has described the allegations hurled against her by her staff as “malicious and untrue.”
Janice Christine De Jesus Corres, acting ACO of the Angeles Immigration Field Office, said the accusations of some nine immigration officers and BI confidential agents about the alleged irregular processing of Chinese tourist visas are baseless.
25 Nov 2015 - Pamintuan: Cardiac care unit at ONA opens DecemberANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has announced the establishment of a Cardiac Care Unit at the Ospital Ning Angeles (ONA) or the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center, whill open by December this year.
The mayor said this during his monthly media forum on Wednesday at Plaza Angel, situated at the city's heritage district.
25 Nov 2015 - Police raise bounty to solve robbery casePAMPANGA -- The police in Bacolor recently raised the reward money to solve the robbery case that transpired at Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) on October 18.
Authorities led by Police Chief Inspector Napoleon Cruz sought help from different stakeholders in the municipality to produce a cash reward to anyone who can identify the robbery suspect.
24 Nov 2015 - Pampanga to assist rebel returneesPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga has assured assistance for rebels who would like to reintegrate themselves into mainstream society through the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP).
The provincial government has adopted the CLIP through Executive Order No. 13-2015 or the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) of Pampanga signed by Governor Lilia Pineda and formed the CLIP committee of the province.
24 Nov 2015 - Angat Dam level receding 79 centimeters per dayPAMPANGA -- A water supply problem may occur again as Angat Dam is receding approximately 0.79 meter a day due to irrigation and domestic use.
Last Friday afternoon, the water level of Angat Dam was at 208.30 and it is expected that after one month, will be at 184.06 meters, and on Christmas Day, at 180.09 meters.
24 Nov 2015 - Anakpawis hits Aquino for pushing SSL 5MABALACAT CITY -- The Anakpawis Party-list assailed President Benigno Aquino III for pushing House Bill 6268 or the Salary Standardization Law of 2015 in what they described as “grand scam” against government and private sector employees.
Government employees have been pushing for P6,000 increase in monthly salary as proposed by House Bill 3015, while teachers by near P6,500 from salary grade (SG) 11 rate of P18,549 to P25,000 as proposed by House Bill No. 245.
24 Nov 2015 - Tolentino eyes cityhood for ApalitPAMPANGA -- Fourth District Board Member Nestor "Bay" Tolentino said Tuesday that he is looking into the possibility of Apalit becoming a component city of the province.
Tolentino, who is gunning for the local top position in Apalit, said that he is very hopeful and optimistic of the possible major development of the municipality.
24 Nov 2015 - Masantol inaugurates new water pump stationPAMPANGA -- The municipal government here together with the Masantol Water District inaugurated on Tuesday its fourth water pump station.
Mayor Danilo Guintu said that the new water pump station located in Barangay San Nicolas can accommodate the needs and serve up to 15 barangays in the town.
24 Nov 2015 - Floridablanca Aetas to host Sukit FestivalPAMPANGA -- An Aeta village perched 1,200 feet above sea level in this town's mountain range will play host to the first ever "Sukit Festival" on December 9.
"Sukit" is an Aeta term for a dish that closely resembles the lowland dish pinakbet. The event is a harvest festival that will also feature street dancing from the Aeta community in the area.
23 Nov 2015 - Law adds 4 trial courts in PampangaANGELES CITY -- Two additional municipal trial courts (MTCs) in Angeles City and two more for Mabalacat City and Magalang have been created by a law signed by President Benigno Aquino III recently.
Aquino signed House Bill 2409, authored by Pampanga First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao, into Republic Act 10694, amending Batas Pambansa Bilang 129, otherwise known as The Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980.
23 Nov 2015 - Women honored in 1st Aslag Angelena AwardsANGELES CITY -- “They always let others shine. Now, it’s their time to shine.”
Thus said Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting when she led the First Aslag Angelena Awards at the Lewis Grand Hotel here on Sunday.
23 Nov 2015 - Suspected gunman in murder of Bulacan judge killedPAMPANGA -- Police said the suspected gunman in the killing of Malolos City Regional Trial Court Judge Wilfredo Nieves was killed when he tried to grab the gun of his police escort on their way to San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan on Monday morning.
Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin, Police Regional Office-3 director, identified the slain suspect and alleged gunman as Arnel Janoras, 43, a resident of Dela Costa Graceville, San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan.
23 Nov 2015 - Aspiring BM to push for tax reliefPAMPANGA -- Aspiring third district board member and incumbent Bacolor Vice Mayor Ananias Canlas, Jr. said he will push for several tax relief measures in special situations if given a seat in the Provincial Board next year.
Canlas said his tax relief proposal would cater to some instances where people would need direct intervention from the government such as in times of disaster.
23 Nov 2015 - Dump truck hits electric post, causes 19-hour blackoutPAMPANGA -- A dump truck hit a concrete electric post at Barangay Sampaloc, Apalit early Sunday morning that caused a 19-hour brownout in six towns.
About 4:30 a.m., the towns of Minalin, Santo Tomas, San Simon, Apalit, Macabebe and Masantol experienced power outage. Power was restored 11 p.m. the same day.
23 Nov 2015 - Maglanque: Education is foundation for success of next generationPAMPANGA -- Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque said Monday education is the best foundation for the success of the next generation.
During the inauguration and blessing of the new annex building of the Central School here, Maglanque cited the role of education in development.
23 Nov 2015 - DTI to public: Beware of substandard Christmas decorsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office III (DTI-3) has asked the public to refrain from buying fake Christmas lights and decorations as these may cause fire and electrical accidents.
This, as the DTI said advised the public to always look for ICC or Import Commodity Clearance, and Philippine Standards (PS) seal when buying Christmas lights.
23 Nov 2015 - PWD-friendly tourism industry in Central Luzon soughtANGELES CITY -- The National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) and Department of Tourism (DOT) pitched for a tourism industry in Central Luzon that caters to the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs).
“The first step towards the realization of the Accessible Tourism for All goal is for everyone to know, understand, respect, and advocate PWD rights in the environment,” NCDA Acting Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga said during the one-day seminar on how to handle PWDs in the tourism industry.
23 Nov 2015 - Kids undergoing chemotheraphy receive gifts from Porac execPAMPANGA -- Some 40 children from the oncology ward of Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital received food stuff and financial assistance from Porac Vice Mayor Dexter David who celebrated his birthday with them recently.
David said that the celebration is his own way of expressing thanks for another year in his life. He added that he and his wife thought of celebrating with the children as way of spreading cheer among them and their families.
22 Nov 2015 - Tugade, CDC lauded for bagging Asia CEO awardPAMPANGA -- Businessman Levy Laus has commended Clark Development Corporation president and chief executive officer Arthur Tugade and his management team for recently bagging the much-coveted Asia CEO Award in the Executive Leadership Team category.
Laus, chairman and founder of the Laus Group of Companies and chairman emeritus of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham), said Tugade and the CDC team have set the bar of excellence with the prestigious award.
22 Nov 2015 - Sinukwan fest celebrates Kapampangan resiliencyPAMPANGA -- The 18th Sinukwan Festival is celebrating the resiliency of Kapampangans following the major devastation brought about by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.
With the theme #Pinatubo@25 "Pangakabus ning Kapampangan... Pagmasusian at Pasalamatan!", the festival remembers its foundation after the Kapampangans survived the ravages of lahar that almost cleared from the Philippine map.
22 Nov 2015 - KDF wants high-value fruit trees for Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) has announced the availability of coconut seedlings to Central Luzon provinces after distribution of free high-value fruit trees for local farmers.
KDF Trustee Sylvia Ordonez said that KDF and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) have Libreng coconut seedlings for Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambalez farmers as alternative crops for idle lands and backyards.
22 Nov 2015 - Students’ group sets youth ministryMABALACAT CITY -- The Mabalacat City College Youth Ministry (MCCYM) has set Pampanga’s first campus youth ministry assembly on November 24, 2015 at Jade Hall, Xevera (Lot Only) in Barangay Tabun here.
MCCYM seeks the necessity to organize campus ministries among public and private schools, catholic or non-sectarian to address the growing challenge on the faith of students.
22 Nov 2015 - Wanted person arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police have arrested a wanted person in Pampanga last Friday.
Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, identified the suspect as Jose Pasion, 35, of Barangay San Isidro, San Simon.
22 Nov 2015 - Kia offers early Christmas giftPAMPANGA -- Kia Motors is offering an early Christmas gift to its clients through the Kia Lucky Drive to Australia promo.
Through test driving the new Kia Forte variants, Sedan, Koup and Hatchback, customers are entitled to participate in the promo.
21 Nov 2015 - Arayat chief cop denies mistaken identity reportPAMPANGA -- Superintendent Allan Palomo, town police chief, belied Saturday circulating reports that fatalities in the recent shooting incident here were victims of mistaken identity.
Palomo's statement came after a news report said that "police reports said that it appears that some of the victims were just collateral damage or victims of mistaken identity."
21 Nov 2015 - Pamintuan: Angeles business establishments increase by 20%ANGELES CITY -- The number of business establishments in this highly urbanized city has increased to 10,867 this year.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said the figure indicates an increase of 20 percent compared to the previous count of 8,870 businesses when he assumed his first term as the city’s chief executive in 2010.
21 Nov 2015 - Binay: 4Ps program started under Arroyo's administrationMABALACAT CITY -- Vice President Jejomar Binay said that he will not stop the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), a subsidy program which started under the administration of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Binay also asked Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman to direct her staff to refrain from spreading black propaganda regarding the 4Ps.
21 Nov 2015 - SCTEX sections to undergo asphalt overlayingPAMPANGA -- Some 94 kilometers of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) will undergo new asphalt overlaying after the concession was given to Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC).
MNTC president Rodrigo Franco said that some P300-million will be allocated for the project that is in line with the integration of SCTEx with the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
21 Nov 2015 - Rodriguez: Diverted flights show Clark airport's potentialCLARK FREEPORT -- The diversion of flights from Manila to Clark during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit has proven Clark International Airport (CRK)'s worth as the twin airport of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and potential as the country’s premier gateway.
Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez stated this during the weekly media forum of Capampangan in Media Incorporated (Cami) at the Holiday Inn Clark Saturday.
21 Nov 2015 - Businessman reiterates need to decongest Metro ManilaPAMPANGA -- The government should start decongesting Metro Manila now to reduce risks and avert economic paralysis if a magnitude 7.2 earthquake or other large scale disasters hit the country’s the financial and governing center.
This was reiterated last Wednesday by Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) Chairman Emeritus Levy Laus, as he spoke before members of the Rotary Club of San Fernando at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city.
21 Nov 2015 - Police arrest man for beating wifePAMPANGA -- Police arrested a 40-year-old man on Monday for allegedly beating his wife and violating the Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act of 2004.
The suspect identified as Bernardino Bondoc, a resident of Barangay San Roque here, was arrested after he had allegedly beaten his wife, Maribel Dungo-Bondoc, 40.
20 Nov 2015 - Cops lead clean-up drivePAMPANGA -- Police in Minalin led on Saturday a clean-up drive in efforts to save the environment.
The policemen were joined by students from Minalin Central School and beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in cleaning Barangay San Nicolas, Barangay Sta. Rita and Barangay Sto. Rosario.
20 Nov 2015 - Duman Festival set December 5PAMPANGA -- Tourists and food delicacy lovers will again troop to this town for its duman delicacy in the upcoming 13th Duman Festival this December 5 at the town's famed EcoPark area with performances from homegrown Kapampangan artist group Arti.StaRita.
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."
20 Nov 2015 - Ople: Pray for Zapanta, OFWs on death rowANGELES CITY -- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) advocate Susan Ople has urged the Filipino people to pray for Maryjane Veloso, Kapampangan Joselito Zapanta and other Filipino workers who are on death row in other countries.
Ople aired her concern about the OFWs on death row during a press conference with the team of presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe at the Fortune Restaurant at the New Street here on Thursday.
19 Nov 2015 - Angeles mayor cites gains in revenue collectionANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said the city government’s efficient collection of taxes resulted in the increase of revenues totaling to P1.3 billion.
The mayor stated this during his State of the City Address (Soca) at the Marquee Mall on Wednesday.
19 Nov 2015 - LP stalwarts back anti-dynasty billPAMPANGA -- Liberal Party stalwarts Camarines Sur Third District Representative and vice presidential bet Leni Robredo and incumbent Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez said they are pushing for the implementation of the anti-political dynasty bill.
Robredo, co-author of the bill, said she joined the call for the expedient passage of the bill since people have been clamoring for a specific measure which will give every Filipino a chance to serve in government.
19 Nov 2015 - Pampanga leaders, BCDA commend CDCCLARK FREEPORT -- Top local officials in Pampanga, including the parent company of Clark Development Corporation (CDC), commended the management team of the state-owned firm after recently bagging a prestigious award.
Governor Lilia Pineda, First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao and Bases Conversion and Development Authority president Arnel Casanova congratulated CDC for winning the Executive Leadership Team category in the Asia CEO Awards.
19 Nov 2015 - DTI intensifies watch on Christmas lightsANGELES CITY -- Beware of fake Christmas lights.
This is the warning of the Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office III (DTI-3) to Christmas shoppers this holiday season as many imported Christmas lights and electronic display materials are peddled in the streets without any assurance of their quality and safety.
19 Nov 2015 - Concepcion to allocate P1M for Sta. Ana villagesPAMPANGA -- Outgoing Santa Ana Mayor Rommel "Omeng" Concepcion of this town said he will distribute P1 million from the 20 percent development funds for 2016 to the 14 barangays of the municipality.
During the inauguration of the new farm-to-market road in Barangay Sta. Maria here, Concepcion said that most of the barangays here will use their budgets for the construction of roads.
19 Nov 2015 - Capas distributes P86-M worth of vehicles, heavy equipmentPAMPANGA -- The local government unit of Capas, Tarlac headed by Mayor Antonio “TJ” Rodriguez, Jr. on Tuesday distributed some P86-million worth of service vehicles and heavy equipment to enhance the delivery of basic services to the people of the town.
The distribution of the 58 service vehicles and heavy equipment coincided with Rodriguez’s is State of the Municipality Address and the blessing and inauguration of the new façade of the Capas Public Market.
18 Nov 2015 - Toy gun used in heistA couple used a toy gun to rob a woman in Barangay Malabanias here Tuesday night.
The suspects, who were arrested by elements of Mabalacat Police Station 2, were identified as couple Jonas Navarro Pineda, 45 and his live-in partner Berlyn Toebeles Sundiam, 30, of Kalye 18, Xevera Calibutbut, Bacolor, Pampanga.
18 Nov 2015 - 4Ps beneficiaries receive OTC payoutPAMPANGA -- The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries of Apalit received their Over-the-Counter (OTC) grants on Wednesday at the municipal function room here.
"Those beneficiaries who don't yet have their Automatic Teller Machine cards received their grants OTC," said Mark Anthony Roque, 4Ps Municipal Link Staff.
18 Nov 2015 - Baligod banking on anti-corruption campaign in Senate bidCLARK FREEPORT -- Lawyer Levito Baligod is hoping that his anti-corruption campaign will bring him to the Senate next year.
Baligod, a private complainant in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam cases which resulted in the jailing of three senators, believes that many Filipinos are tired of being shortchanged by government as 40 percent of the total budget only goes to corruption.
18 Nov 2015 - Quantum Asia now ready to build plasma plantsPAMPANGA -- The newly formed Quantum Asia announced yesterday that the construction of numerous plasma facilities is set to start in December as various delays in their Philippine plasma programs have been already settled.
Quantum CEO and Director of Operations Al Johnson said that he is still totally committed to seeing the Philippines with 20 plus plasma facilities to be completed within five years.
18 Nov 2015 - Kids showcase talents in children’s congressPAMPANGA -- Children from daycare centers in the 11 towns and two cities of Pampanga showcased their talents in the Provincial Children’s Congress recently held at Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.
According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) Officer Elizabeth Baybayan, the activity was in line with the National Children’s Month which is being celebrated every November.
18 Nov 2015 - SM Clark hosts 4th PyroFest competitionCLARK FREEPORT-- Metro Clark's skyline was once again lighted with colorful fireworks as SM City Clark began hosting the three Saturday fireworks display in this year's 4th PyroFest Competition.
The much awaited event features competing delegates from different provinces in the country, exhibition from three countries, and performances by the Philippines’ top bands.
18 Nov 2015 - Flights for Manila diverted to Clark due to ApecCLARK FREEPORT -- Manila-bound flights were diverted to Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga on Wednesday, November 18, due to the ongoing Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in Metro Manila.
Cebu Pacific AirBus A-320 from Dubai with flight number 5J-7945 arrived in Clark around noon Wednesday.
17 Nov 2015 - Apalit dad questions alleged letter to INCPAMPANGA -- Councilor Sanny Mendoza questioned on Tuesday the letter he allegedly sent to Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) head Eduardo Manalo where he promised to fight the Ang Dating Daan (ADD), a religious group headed by Bro. Eli Soriano, and its members” in this town, in exchange for "favors" from the INC.
Mendoza’s reaction stemmed from an opinion piece at journal.com.ph, a news website, which said that Mendoza allegedly wrote a letter to the INC to seek help for the 2016 polls.
17 Nov 2015 - Porac execs all praises for Aetas, studentsPAMPANGA -- Porac officials led by Mayor Carling De La Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David praised students and Aetas who performed during the 10th Binulu Festival in front of the Jose Songco Lapid Sports Complex, impressing spectators and tourists who flocked to this year's festival grand opening.
“Not just I but many, including town officials, noticed the passion and dedication of the students and Aetas when they joined and performed at the street dance and showdown,” said De La Cruz.
17 Nov 2015 - Capitol extends burial aid to Arayat massacre victimsPAMPANGA -- The provincial government processed on Tuesday the burial assistance to be given to the families of the five victims who died on the spot in violent killings in Barangay San Juan Bano, Arayat.
Executive Assistant IV Myrna “Bot” Manio, head of the Governor’s Medical Services Unit said the Capitol will give P10,000 burial assistance to the families of Jerry S. Calma, 23; Ronald Allan C. Lumbang, 23; Reymart C. Lampasa, 17; Nelson S. Soriano, 17; and Angel L. Galang who were gunned down separately November 9 at 6:30 p.m.
17 Nov 2015 - Hontiveros: Secure airports, seaportsANGELES CITY -- Former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros has underscored the need to secure the country’s airport and all points of entry.
The 2016 senatorial bet issued the statement during a meeting with local leaders of Angeles City and Magalang town at the residence of businessman and former city councilor Ireneo “Bong” Alvaro on Monday.
17 Nov 2015 - San Simon dedicates 244th Foundation Day to Lando victimsPAMPANGA -- This municipality dedicated the celebration of its 244th Foundation Day on Monday to the victims of the recent typhoon Lando in the town.
The program began with a parade starting from Barangay Concepcion with a theme "2015 Alay Lakad, Unang Hakbang Tungo sa Pagbangon Mula sa Kalamidad" where some 1,500 participants joined the activity.
17 Nov 2015 - Lazatins donate lot for chapelANGELES CITY -- Former Mayor and Congressman Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin and his children, including Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr., recently donated a lot for a chapel in Barangay Santo Domingo here.
Tarzan, who was also joined by Stotsenberg Hotel Clark General Manager Janet Lazatin and First District Congressional bet Carmelo “Jonjon" Lazatin during the signing of the deed of donation, turned over a 204-square meter property to the Villa Leoncia Pastoral Council (VLPC) represented by its president, Teresita Umipeg.
17 Nov 2015 - Remains of OFW who fell to death in Macau arrivePAMPANGA -- It was a tragic reunion for the family of 30-year-old Marvin Bautista as his remains arrived from Macau on Tuesday.
The Pampanga Action Center for OFW Concerns (PACOC) of the provincial government announced the arrival of Bautista's body who allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Macau sometime in October.
17 Nov 2015 - Azzurro Hotel brings out the best in upcoming monthsANGELES CITY -- Azzurro hotel brings out the best and unique services which is perfect for relaxation and offers a lot of promos these BER months.
The hotel is located at 4895 Mon Tang Avenue, Balibago, Angeles City and caters to both leisure and business travelers with its brand new facilities like function rooms and bedrooms with excellent services.
15 Nov 2015 - Yokohama management hit for firing union leaderCLARK FREEPORT -- An officer of the Alliance of Yokohama Supervisors (AYS) assailed the management of the Yokohama Tire Philippines Incorporated (YTPI) for the recent termination of a worker belonging to a labor union.
Sonny Guzman, treasurer of the Alliance of Yokohama Employees (AYE), was dismissed in connection with “willful disobedience and soliciting bribery” cases slapped against him by the YTPI management.
15 Nov 2015 - Lazatin urges congressional probe into 'laglag bala’ schemeANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. has filed a council resolution requesting the House of Representatives and the Senate to conduct investigation on the alleged "laglag bala" scam in all international airports in the country, including the Clark International Airport (CRK).
Lazatin said the numerous "laglag bala" or bullet planting incidents are tarnishing the reputation of Philippine airports.
15 Nov 2015 - Kapampangan film wins in 1st Urduja Film FestivalPAMPANGA -- Kapampangan indipendent film "Magkakabaung" wo Best Screenplay in the recently concluded 1st Urduja Heritage Film Awards.
Urduja Film Festival honors films that promotes and preserves the country’s cultural and heritage values. Some of the esteemed jurors of the event were Bb. Joyce Bernal (Gawad Urian and MMFF Best Director), Nady Mangaliag (Film Critic), Jun Velasco (FAMAS Board of Director), and Dr. Aveleo Fuentes (Playwright and Chairman Urduja Film Festival).
15 Nov 2015 - KDF awarded for social servicesPAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation ( KDF) was awarded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the group's services and programs for Central Luzon that run in line with those of DSWD.
DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman awarded the Best Partner In a Region 3 recognition to KDF over the weekend at the Ramada Hotel in Manila.
15 Nov 2015 - Magalang research station celebrates Field DayPAMPANGA -- The Research Outreach Station (ROS) for Upland Development Zone Magalang conducted its first Field Day over the weekend at Barangay Sto. Niño in Magalang town.
Participants include municipal government officials and employees, elementary school teachers and students and staffs from Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon.
12 Nov 2015 - Robredo pushes measure vs 'tanim bala' scamPAMPANGA -- Vice presidential aspirant and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo has filed a bill seeking to curb the “tanim bala” or bullet planting scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and other airports in the country.
During a morning press conference at the Laus Group-owned CLTV 36 -- her first stop in Pampanga for a series of speaking engagements -- Robredo stressed that the bill aims to “relax the law” and “disintensify extortion” related to the scheme where innocent individuals are victimized.
12 Nov 2015 - CDC bags top plum in Asia CEO AwardsCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation won this year’s Executive Leadership Team category in the prestigious Asia CEO Awards, besting other top corporations both in the government service and private sector.
The Asia CEO Awards, held Wednesday in Manila, is presented by PLDT Alpha Enterprise and is considered the largest event of its kind in the Philippines and one of the largest in Asia.
12 Nov 2015 - Youth commissioner mulls provincial ordinance on DRRMPAMPANGA -- Actor and National Youth Commission (NYC) commissioner-at-large Dingdong Dantes on Thursday expressed his desire to propose a provincial ordinance that will institutionalize youth participation in disaster risk reduction management (DRR) of Pampanga.
During the Poverty Forum held at the University of the Assumption in this city, Dantes said he will propose to Governor Lilia Pineda an ordinance which calls for youth representation on local DRRM councils.
12 Nov 2015 - Robredo: Pampanga a model for other LGUsPAMPANGA -- Once again, the Province of Pampanga under the administration of Governor Lilia Pineda was recognized for progress and growth.
Camarines Sur Representative and vice presidential aspirant Leni Robredo said Pampanga deserves to be emulated following massive developments, investments and programs implemented by the Capitol for Kapampangans.
12 Nov 2015 - Guiao wants inquiry on flight cancellations due to ApecPAMPANGA -- First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao on Thursday filed a resolution at the House of Representatives seeking an inquiry on the cancellation of numerous flights due to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders’ Meeting next week in Manila.
Close to a thousand flights of almost all carriers led by the Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, had to be cancelled when the “situation” could have been avoided with proper planning and preparation, Guiao said.
12 Nov 2015 - $150-M aero park to create employment, attract investorsCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation president and Chief Executive Officer Emigdio “Dino” Tanjuatco III said the $150-million AeroPark Campus will create jobs for the people of Central Luzon and the same time attract investors for Clark Freeport.
Tanjuatco disclosed this during the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, where he said: “This is a welcome development for Clark as it is expected to create job opportunities as well as to attract more investors that will benefit the development of Clark Airport.”
12 Nov 2015 - 10th Binulu Festival all setPAMPANGA -- Porac Aeta communities will take center of stage in the 10th Binulu Festival here on November 16.
This was said by Mayor Carling De La Cruz, who along with Vice-Mayor Dexter David and his sister, former Pampanga Board Member Olga Frances “Fritzie” David-Dizon, will lead the festival which is a part of the commemoration of the 421st founding anniversary of this town on Monday.
12 Nov 2015 - Boking cites Mabalacat City employees’ unityMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales has lauded the solidarity and teamwork of the local government employees during the launching of the city hall’s sports festival on Thursday.
“Ing pamiyabe-abe tamu ngeni has been motivated by love. Atin tamung unity, solidarity and teamwork,” he said during the launch at the Xevera Covered Court in Barangay Tabun.
11 Nov 2015 - Kuwaiti firm breaks ground for Clark AeroPark campusCLARK FREEPORT -- Kuwaiti firm KGL Investment Company (KGLI) broke ground on Wednesday for the first phase of the multi-million dollar AeroPark Campus in the 177-hectare Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) here.
KGLI Asia CEO Mark Williams said the first phase of the AeroPark Campus will involve the construction of five office buildings located across The Medical City Clark, which was also built by KGLI.
11 Nov 2015 - Pampanga still assessing flood damagePAMPANGA -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has yet to lift the declaration of a state of calamity in Pampanga's seven towns recently devastated by Typhoon "Lando" as the provincial government is still assessing damages and possible rehabilitation efforts.
PDRRMC head Angie Blanco said that the province is still undertaking assessment operations in the seven towns. The towns of Arayat, Apalit, Candaba, Macabebe, Masantol, San Simon and San Luis are still under a state of calamity after being visited by flood waters.
11 Nov 2015 - Officials to resolve traffic problem in GSO roadPAMPANGA -- Local officials in the province are now boosting their efforts to resolve the growing traffic in the Gapan-San Fernando-Olongapo road in the area of Mexico, Sta. Ana and Arayat.
Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez said he had already coordinated with the Department of Public Works and Highways for road widening and upgrading.
11 Nov 2015 - Cebu Pacific reroutes 4 domestic flights to Clark for Apec summitLARK FREEPORT -- Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) is rerouting four domestic flights from the busy Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila to Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga during the Apec Summit week on November 16 to 20.
"We were informed by CEB’s station office at CRK that flights going to Kalibo in Aklan, Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Dumaguete in Negros Oriental and Tagbilaran in Bohol will be temporarily launched out of CRK as a result of government decision to limit NAIA’s commercial operation to give way to the official arrival and departure of APEC delegates in Manila," said Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio Tanjuatco III.
11 Nov 2015 - Porac farmers group gets P3MPAMPANGA -- Members of the Nagkakaisang Mamayan para sa Agrikultura at Kalikasan (NAMAAK) based in Barangay Pio here received a P3-million budget for the construction of a small water impounding project that would benefit farmers in the area.
The funding was made possible through the efforts of the Municipal Government of Porac and the support of Butil Farmers Party.
11 Nov 2015 - US-based doctors donate medicines to CandabaPAMPANGA -- Two United States-based doctors donated boxes of medicines and disinfecting wipes to the local government here recently.
Cardiologist and Candaba native Dr. Jose Evangelista, together with his wife pediatrician Dr. Estella Evangelista provided eight boxes of different medicines for cough, sore throat and antibiotics and two boxes of disinfecting wipes for their needy kabalens.
10 Nov 2015 - Media barred from covering Delfin Lee trialPAMPANGA -- Members of the Pampanga media were stopped on Monday from covering the hearing of real estate developer Delfin Lee's multi-billion peso syndicated estafa case.
“I was given the instruction by (Regional Trial Court branch 42) Judge (Amifaith) Reyes not to allow media inside the court building. Sorry. I’m just relaying the order,” Clerk of court Gino Capati told reporters.
10 Nov 2015 - 4 killed, 3 injured in Arayat shootingPAMPANGA -- Four were killed and three others were seriously wounded when five unidentified gunmen fired at them in Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat, Pampanga on Monday night.
Arayat Chief of Police Police Superintendent Allan Palomo said victims Jerry Calma, 23; Reymart Lampasa, 17; and Nelson Soriano, 17, all died on the spot while Ronald Alan Lumbang, 23, was pronounced dead on arrival after being brought to Holy Trinity Hospital here.
10 Nov 2015 - No dengue outbreak in Barangay DauMABALACAT CITY -- There is no dengue outbreak in Barangay Dau, a top village official clarified on Tuesday.
Dau Barangay Chairman Oscar Aurelio, a medical doctor by profession, issued the clarification following the reported increase in the number of dengue fever cases in his village.
10 Nov 2015 - Lapid welcomes graft complaintPAMPANGA -- Senator Lito Lapid welcomed the filing of a formal complaint on alleged irregularities committed during his tenure as governor of the Province of Pampanga.
This, as Lapid on Monday posted bail before the Sandiganbayan in connection with his alleged participation in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam.
10 Nov 2015 - Porac to celebrate ‘Binulu’ this NovemberPAMPANGA -- This mountain-side town has begun its yearly celebration of the Binulu Festival which be highlighted on November 16 featuring the best binulu dishes in the yearly event meant to promote this town's indigenous cooking tradition.
Vice Mayor Dexter David said that the event is aimed at popularizing binulu dishes and set standards for new dishes from the original sour delicacy.
10 Nov 2015 - Exec: BPO industry in PHL still growingCLARK FREEPORT -- The business process outsourcing industry in the country is still growing, according to a top executive of a call center company in Clark.
Cynthia Maslian, vice president for recruitment of iQor BPO firm here, disclosed this during a recent job fair at SM City Clark which was conducted by the call center company.
10 Nov 2015 - Hundreds of job seekers attend skills registrationPAMPANGA -- Job seekers from all over Pampanga flocked to the online registration for skills profile on employment abroad sponsored by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Provincial Government of Pampanga at the Benigno Aquino Hall on Monday.
Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager Luningning Vergara said that the activity aims to register all persons who are in need of overseas employment.
9 Nov 2015 - Feeling betrayed, Wong ‘elbows’ rivalPAMPANGA -- San Simon Mayor Leonora Simbulan Capule-Wong “elbowed” on Monday her 2016 opponent, Concepcion Barangay Captain Sonny Simbulan.
Wong elbowed Simbulan, instead of shaking hands as requested by Governor Lilia Pineda during the turn over ceremonies of new a barangay patrol given to Barangay Concepcion, San Simon, in front of the Provincial Capitol at about 7:30 a.m.
9 Nov 2015 - Oca sees 2016 poll results as preparation for 2019PAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez said Monday that the outcome of the 2016 elections in the district and in Pampanga are part of the preparations for the political configurations in 2019.
Rodriguez, in a chance interview after a meeting with Governor Lilia Pineda at the Capitol said that, while most observers see the coming elections in the province uneventful due to lack of serious opposition for major positions, he still takes the coming congressional race seriously.
9 Nov 2015 - Maglanque cool to proposed retarding basinPAMPANGA -- "What I need is a solution for my municipality and not for other areas."
Thus said Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque as he disclosed Monday that he wants a deeper study of the proposed retarding basin as the anti-flood engineering intervention would adversely affect this town.
9 Nov 2015 - CDC joins tire firm in planting 4,735 treesCLARK FREEPORT -- A leading Japanese tire exporter based inside this Freeport has led efforts to plant at least 4,735 native tree seedlings as part of the company’s eight annual installment of the Forever Forest tree planting project.
Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc. (YTPI) held the “Forever Forest 8” last Saturday at the company’s tire manufacturing site here and was supported by the Clark Development Corporation (CDC).
9 Nov 2015 - Body of 'salvage' victim found in MinalinPAMPANGA -- Police officers on Monday morning found the body of a "salvage" victim at Barangay Sto. Domingo, MInalin.
Police said the still unidentified victim was believed to have been dumped in the said barangay by suspects to mislead authorities.
9 Nov 2015 - DOT to launch child safe tourism program in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) will launch on Sunday, November 15, its Child Safe Tourism program in Central Luzon in a bid to build a supportive environment for children, particularly in the travel and tourism community.
DOT Regional Director Ronnie Tiotuico said the program aims to provide the best quality service for children and youth of both genders in tourism enterprises through child-focused service training for tourism workforce and best practice solutions.
9 Nov 2015 - Honest hotel employee receives awardMABALACAT CITY -- Officials here commended a hotel employee who returned a bag containing cash and other valuables left by one of their foreign guests last November 3.
Jade Anunciacion, a room attendant of Hotel Sogo Dau who found the bag containing more than P700,000 worth of Philippine and foreign currencies and gadgets, received a plaque of recognition during the flag raising ceremony at the city hall on Monday.
8 Nov 2015 - Pamintuan orders release of employees’ incentivesANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has ordered the release of incentives to all regular personnel under the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA).
The grant of this incentive was part of the 2014 to 2016 CAN forged between the city mayor and the Association of Government Employees for a New and Dynamic Angeles City (AGENDA), the city government employees’ union.
8 Nov 2015 - Butil: Exempt Central Luzon farmers from irrigation feesPAMPANGA -- Butil Farmers Representative Agapito Guanlao has called on the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) to exempt farmers in Central Luzon who were victims of Typhoon "Lando" from paying irrigation fees until they recover their losses.
Guanlao recently filed House Resolution 2488 calling on NIA to defray irrigation fees for the meantime.
8 Nov 2015 - SM City Pampanga starts Yuletide cheerPAMPANGA -- SM City Pampanga welcomed the Yuletide season with its grand Christmas launch highlighting Cartoon Network that is expected to delight young mall goers and those who are young at heart.
The event was led by the Angeles University Foundation Concert Chorus who performed Christmas medleys during the opening program at the Event Center. The opening was attended by dozens of mall goers, cartoon enthusiasts and officers of the mall.
8 Nov 2015 - Erosion displaces 3 familiesPAMPANGA -- Three families in Barangay Buas, Candaba are now homeless due to lateral erosion that transpired along the Pampanga River last Thursday.
Authorities said the incident is an aftermath of Typhoon "Lando" as downpour caused massive flooding in the area.
7 Nov 2015 - 2 Hong Kong-based firms to invest US$150-M in Clark FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- Two major Asian private equity firms are investing US$150-million to construct five office towers inside this Freeport.
The project, which will be implemented by ADM Capital and BPE Asia Real Estate, is one of the largest investments by foreign investors in the Philippines' real estate sector.
7 Nov 2015 - Kapampangan wins consumer welfare month poster contestPAMPANGA -- A Grade 10 student from the province of Pampanga placed first in the regional poster-making contest organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as part of the 2015 Consumer Month Welfare (CMW) celebration.
Marc Lemuel Gonzales from Pampanga High School was adjudged as having the best artwork and took home P5,000 worth of gift certificates plus a certificate of recognition.
7 Nov 2015 - Sculptor marks Yolanda anniversary today with Papal mass replicasPAMPANGA -- Presidential Merit Awardee for Ecclesiastical Art sculptor Wilfredo Layug is now in Tacloban with two three feet replicas of the Our Lady of Hope of Palo to mark the anniversary of the disaster wrought by Supertyphoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan) in the Visayas.
It could be remembered that Yolanda whipped tsunami-like waves in Eastern Visayas on November 8, 2013, killing more than 6,000 people, mostly in Leyte.
7 Nov 2015 - No ‘laglag bala’ in Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of Clark International Airport (CRK) have assured passengers that security measures are in place to ensure that no incidents of “laglag-bala” will happen in the country’s alternate airport.
This was learned from Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) head Emigdio Tanjuatco III, who said that they implemented security measures to protect their passengers amid the “laglag-bala” or bullet planting scheme of some personnel gypping passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
6 Nov 2015 - Ousted INC member faces libel rapsPAMPANGA -- Members of the Society of Communicators and Networkers (SCAN) International filed on Thursday libel and unjust vexation complaints against Lowell Menorca II, an expelled evangelical worker of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), with San Fernando Prosecutor’s Office.
Alvin Cudia Abata, president of SCAN-City of San Fernando Chapter, and several members of the group trooped to the prosecutor’s office at about 11:10 a.m. to file the complaints against Menorca.
6 Nov 2015 - BCDA turns over SCTEx to MNTCMABALACAT CITY -- State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) formally turned over on Thursday the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) to the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) in a simple ceremony held at the SCTEx Toll Operations Center Building.
On October 16, President Benigno Aquino III approved the Supplemental Toll Operations Agreement (STOA) among BCDA, MNTC and the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) formally putting the concession to manage, operate and maintain the 94-kilometer toll road to MNTC.
6 Nov 2015 - Guv wants long-term intervention on disastersPAMPANGA -- Due to the massive floods brought about by Typhoon “Lando” in seven towns of the province, Governor Lilia Pineda on Tuesday urged all members of the Regional Development Council (RDC), government agencies, stakeholders and the private sectors to come up with an integrated solution to manage disasters.
This was gleaned during a joint meeting of the RDC with the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) and Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) led by Regional Director Josefina Timoteo at the National Economic and Development Authority Conference Room in Barangay Maimpis, this city.
6 Nov 2015 - Alviera to host Christmas jamboree in NovemberCLARK FREEPORT -- Alviera, an Ayala-land developer, is set to host a one-of-a-kind Christmas adventure for the whole family on November 28 and 29 in Porac town.
Through its “Christmas Jamboree,” Alviera promises a unique Yuletide celebration where families get to camp out under the stars and enjoy day-long arts and crafts workshops, live performances and holiday games.
6 Nov 2015 - CDC sets seminar on social benefitsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will hold a seminar today, Friday, on Social Welfare Benefits Updates at the Vegas Function Hall of Widus Hotel and Casino here.
Participating the event are the Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Inc. (Phil Health), Home Mutual Development Fund (HMDF or Pag-IBIG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) which are vital in the operations of companies in Clark.
6 Nov 2015 - Barangay disaster teams show off skills in Rescue OlympicsPAMPANGA -- If disaster strikes, are the villages of the City of San Fernando ready?
The disaster response skills of this city’s barangay were put to the test on Wednesday in the First Barangay Rescue Olympics held by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office at the Heroes Hall.
5 Nov 2015 - Lawmaker lauds governor for unity in PampangaPAMPANGA -- Senator Ralph Recto lauded Governor Lilia Pineda recently for achieving unity in Pampanga.
Recto visited Governor Lilia Pineda recently where he donated some P200,000 for flood victims in the province.
5 Nov 2015 - Flores asks Balgan to leave municipal employees alonePAMPANGA -- Macabebe Vice-Mayor Vince Flores said Wednesday that he is asking his aunt, Mayor Annette Balgan to leave municipal employees alone.
Some 19 employees from the Vice-Mayor's Office here were terminated on October 15.
5 Nov 2015 - Judge wants Delfin Lee moved to another facilityPAMPANGA -- n executive judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Third Judicial Region in this capital city has asked for the transfer of detained real estate developer Delfin Lee to another jail facility amid alleged threats to his life.
According to reports, Lee now fears for his life with his impending transfer to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facility in Barangay Telabastagan here, after Executive Judge Divina Luz Aquino-Simbulan, in a letter dated October 29 to Judge Maria Amifaith Fider-Reyes, the presiding judge of RTC Branch 42 hearing the case of Lee, "advises that the appropriate Court Order" from the latter be issued "directing the transfer of accused Lee."
5 Nov 2015 - Energy exec wants power mix to reduce energy pricesPAMPANGA -- Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said that a vital mix between conventional energy sources and renewable energy ventures would be the ideal "power mix" for the country that would eventually reduce power prices.
Petilla, during an interview after his visit at the Pampanga II Electric Cooperative office here said that he is pushing for renewable energy for health and environment reasons. However, Petilla was quick to note that coal power generation would still remain.
5 Nov 2015 - Honest hotel employee returns bag with cash, items worth P700,000MABALACAT CITY -- An honest employee of a hotel in this city received praises for returning a foreign guest's bag containing more than P700,000 worth of cash, electronic gadgets and other valuables.
Attendant Jade Anunciacion found the bag inside the room of Hotel Sogo, which was occupied by the foreigner (not identified) last Tuesday.
5 Nov 2015 - San Fernando holds 1st rescue OlympicsThe City Government of San Fernando, through its City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), held Wednesday the first Barangay Rescue Olympics at the mini-convention center of Heroes Hall.
CDRRMO head Raymund Del Rosario said five selected barangay rescue teams composed of a crew of seven, which were chosen from a field of 18, participated in the Olympics, which covered various situations and disaster and calamity scenarios.
5 Nov 2015 - Lazatin: Pre-school crucial period on child’s educationANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. has vowed to support day-care centers in the city saying that pre-school stage is a crucial period on a child’s education.
In line with his education program, Lazatin recently distributed 33 television sets in day care centers (DCC) in various barangays.
3 Nov 2015 - 19 Macabebe municipal employees terminatedPAMPANGA -- Nineteen employees of the MAcabebe Vice Mayor's Office here are now jobless.
Vice Mayor Vince Flores said he did not expect that the employees would be removed from his office last October 15, days after he and his father ex-Mayor Leonardo "Bobong" Flores, who is seeking the mayoral post here, filed their certificates of candidacy for the 2016 polls on October 12.
3 Nov 2015 - 4th district gets P380M for flood mitigation projectsPAMPANGA -- Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc said Monday that some P380 million has been released by the national government to resolve the flooding problem in the fourth district of Pampanga.
Bondoc said P80-million of the said budget will be allocated to build a cut-off channel and bridge that will allow for the straight flow of water from the municipality of Arayat to Manila Bay.
3 Nov 2015 - Ex-lawmaker wants more laws for laborers, employeesPAMPAMGA -- Former Representative Catalina Bagasina of the Association of Laborers and Employees (ALE) said that they are pushing for laws that would strengthen the rights of laborers and employees as their group bats for fresh seats in the House of Representatives next year.
Bagasina said that they hope to push for laws that would regulate contractualization and promote better wages for employees.
3 Nov 2015 - Mabalacat folk benefit from Clark firm’s medical missionMABALACAT CITY -- More than 300 residents in Barangay Santa Ines benefited from a medical mission conducted recently by the Yokohama Tire Philippines Incorporated (YTPI).
Infants, children and senior citizens received free medical attention from volunteer doctors tapped during the YTPI’s second medical mission for 2015 last Friday.
3 Nov 2015 - Typhoon 'Lando' damage estimate in San Simon reaches P57MPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) here said Tuesday damages on infrastructure and crops caused by Typhoon "Lando" reached nearly P57 million.
MDRRM officer Benjamin Santos reported P34-million worth of damage to agriculture and P23-million worth of infrastructure.
2 Nov 2015 - Central Luzon has highest fishery harvest; 48% coming from PampangaDespite being placed as fifth highest only in terms of production, Central Luzon was recognized with the highest value of fishery harvest in the country based on the records of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
During the culminating activities of the agency's Fish Conservation Month, BFAR National Director Asis Perez disclosed that Region III currently has the highest value of harvest with 41.3 percent.
2 Nov 2015 - Mayoralty aspirant thanks guv, Kambilan for supportMABALACAT CITY -- A female mayoralty aspirant here has expressed gratitude to Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda and the Kambilan Party for throwing support to her candidacy in the upcoming polls.
Niña Manipon, spouse of incumbent city mayor Marino “Boking” Morales, at the same time vowed to implement programs in line with the governor’s platform of government.
2 Nov 2015 - Global business forum set in Clark FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- The K-Mas Management Brunei Corporation has set an international business forum at the Mimosa Convention Center here on November 5 and 6.
The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has welcomed the event dubbed "Leaders Forum on Organization Productivity Enhancement," to be participated by four world renowned business speakers.
2 Nov 2015 - Kapampangan flood victims get P4-M relief assistancePAMPANGA -- Flood victims in Pampanga's seven towns that were recently placed under a state of calamity received some P4-million worth of relief goods from the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) through the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (SFFCCII).
The relief operation covered some 11,120 families in the towns of Arayat (1,650 beneficiaries), Candaba (1,750), San Luis (1,600), San Simon (1,600), Apalit (1,750) Macabebe (1,170) and Masantol (1,170).
2 Nov 2015 - Bondoc implements food for work programPAMPANGA -- After the destruction brought by Typhoon "Lando," Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc implemented a "food for work" program as aid to the flood-stricken families here.
In order to help fix the aftermath of the recent typhoon, Bondoc tasked the village chairmen of the 33 barangays here to lead the cleanup of their barangays over the weekend.
1 Nov 2015 - Recto eyes anti-flood project for PampangaPAMPANGA -- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, a Liberal Party member who is running under the administration banner, visited Governor Lilia Pineda over the weekend and discussed flood control projects for Pampanga.
Recto was in Pampanga after visiting various areas in Central Luzon that were recently affected by Typhoon Lando and the subsequent flooding.
1 Nov 2015 - BFAR-Central Luzon to help fisherfolk affected by 'Lando'The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Central Luzon vowed to aid fisherfolk affected by Typhoon Lando, particularly those whose livelihood was destroyed.
BFAR Central Luzon Director Wilfredo Cruz said they are already coordinating with local government units to validate their damage assessment reports.
1 Nov 2015 - Agri chief leads distribution of rice processing centersAgriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala personally led the turnover ceremony of the Rice Processing Centers (RPCs) for Central Luzon in Licab, Nueva Ecija, recently.
A total of five RPCs were turned over to Bantug Agricultural Multi-Purpose Cooperatives, Anak Bukid Producers Cooperative, Barangay Aquino Development Cooperative, Talabutab Norte Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Bagong Buhay ng Mabini Multi-Purpose Cooperative.
31 Oct 2015 - Old banknotes good until December 2015 onlyPAMPANGA -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) disclosed that old peso bills can be used for buying and payments until December 31 only.
As such, the BSP has been urging the public to swap their old peso bill called New Design Series (NDS) with the New Generation Currency (NGC).
31 Oct 2015 - BCDA has new chair, directorsCLARK FREEPORT -- President Aquino has appointed a new board chairperson and three directors for the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).
The new BCDA board chairwoman is Maria Aurora Geotina-Garcia who replaced former Chairperson Rolando Gosiengfiao who passed away in January 2015.
31 Oct 2015 - Legarda guides LGUs on climate change measuresMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Loren Legarda reminded local government units (LGUs) and community organizations on how to craft plans that would effectively address the impact of the Earth’s warming temperature.
This, as the Climate Change Commission (CCC) announced that it is ready to accept climate change adaptation (CCA) proposals for funding under Republic Act 10174 or the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Law.
31 Oct 2015 - DA Central Luzon hosts 11th PH corn congressPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture Central Luzon (DA-CL) in cooperation with Philippine Maize Federation (PhilMaize) Inc. and Agricultural Training Institute spearheaded the 11th Philippine National Corn Congress and Third National Corn Achievers Awards at Fontana Leisure Park inside Clark Freeport recently.
With the theme “Moving Forward Enhancing Competitiveness: Philippine Corn Towards Asean Integration,” it aims to strengthen corn farming across the country and recognized the outstanding provinces, municipalities, cities, corn coordinators, Agricultural Extension Workers (AEW) and farmers that showed outstanding dedication and skills in corn farming.
31 Oct 2015 - The Medical City Clark offers free colorectal disease screeningCLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City Clark has announced its free screening for colorectal (colon and rectum) diseases set on November 6.
The hospital management stated in their billboard “who should be screened” for the disease -- 40 years old and above, those with family history or high risk of colorectal polyps and cancer, change in vowel habits, high preference to red and processed meat.
30 Oct 2015 - Angeles councilor warns of Capilion's impactANGELES CITY --- An official here said that the city should prepare for the economic and social impact of the P7-billion mixed-use commercial facility of the Singapore-based Capilion Corporation PTE Limited.
Nepomuceno cited that the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is a government body in charge of developing Clark Freeport but stressed the need for proper coordination between the state-owned corporation and the city government.
30 Oct 2015 - Angeles train station to be restoredANGELES CITY -- The old and historic train station along Villanueva Street in this city will be fully restored at least by next year.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, during a breakfast forum with media, disclosed that businessman Reghis Romero II, had volunteered to restore the train station to the tune of P10-million to P13-million.
30 Oct 2015 - First Negosyo Center in Pampanga opens in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- It's all systems go for the first-ever Negosyo Center in Pampanga after the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of San Fernando launched the facility October 28 at the old DFA building in the City of San Fernando.
"Today's launching is very timely as San Fernando was just awarded as the Most Business-Friendly LGU. No doubt this Negosyo Center is bound to be successful," said City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago during his speech at the launching.
30 Oct 2015 - San Fernando all set for 'Undas'PAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando is all set for the observance of Undas or All Saints' and All Souls' Days on November 1 and 2, respectively.
Mayor Edwin Santiago said that some departments of the local government have been given separate tasks to provide security and convenience to those who will visit departed loved ones in cemeteries and prevent any untoward incident or accident from taking place.
30 Oct 2015 - Comelec won't extend voters' registrationPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reiterated that it will not extend voters' registration, which will culminate on Saturday.
Jovy Tiongco, Election Assistant II of Comelec San Fernando, said they will not give any extension since their office had already given substantial time for the voting public to register, which started in 2014.
30 Oct 2015 - LGUs, NGOs, state universities to maintain employment officesMABALACAT CITY -- Employment services offices nationwide will now be community-based and maintained largely by local government units (LGUs), accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or community-based organizations, (CBOs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs).
This is provided in the amended Republic Act 8759, or the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Act of 1999.
30 Oct 2015 - Public cemetery to be rehabilitatedPAMPANGA -- MAsantol Mayor Danilo Guintu said Friday that the public cemetery in the town will be rehabilitated soon.
"Ipapa-rehabilitate ko yung sementeryo pagkatapos ng rehabilitation ng palengke kasi madalas lumubog doon," he said.
30 Oct 2015 - Fil-Chi chamber aids ‘Lando’ victimsPAMPANGA -- The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Incorporated (FFCCCII)-San Fernando on Friday extended aid to the seven municipalities in the province that were affected by the recent Typhoon "Lando."
Eddie Chua, FFCCCII-San Fernando president, said their organization is always ready to help their kabalens especially in times of calamity and disaster.
29 Oct 2015 - Government outlines measures to combat dengueMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd) joined the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the installation of insecticide-treated screens in public schools during the launching of Brigada para sa Kalinisan.
The DOH recently distributed 20,000 rolls of the treated screens to selected public elementary schools in different parts of the country.
29 Oct 2015 - No road works in NLEx, SCTEx this 'Undas'PAMPANGA -- There will be no major road works in all sections of the North Luzon (NLEx) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressways (SCTEx) to give motorists easier access as many Filipinos troop to the provinces to commemorate All Saints Day and All Souls Day this weekend.
The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) announced that all road works would be suspended beginning October 29 until November 2. The Manila North Tollways Corporation is the concessionaire of the NLEx and SCTEx.
29 Oct 2015 - Rodriguez Hospital offers chemo session for breast cancer patientsPAMPANGA -- The Ricardo P. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital Annex in Bacolor put up a chemotherapy unit to cater to cancer patients at a minimal cost.
This was announced by Dr. Andrew Jay Pusung, chief of clinics of the said hospital during the Breast Cancer Lay Forum on Thursday attended by around 40 breast cancer patients.
29 Oct 2015 - CSF celebrates Elderly WeekPAMPANGA -- They danced, sang, shared poems and talents to reminisce the good old days.
More than a thousand elderly gathered at the Heroes Hall to attend the Elderly Celebration hosted by the City Government of San Fernando through its Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).
29 Oct 2015 - 20 contestants for Mr. and Ms. Clark ‘15 crown namedCLARK FREEPORT -- Twenty contestants will vie for the first ever Mr. and Ms. Clark 2015, officials of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) announced on Thursday.
Noemi B. Garcia, CDC Tourism and Promotions Department (TPD) manager, said the candidates are mostly employees of locator-companies inside the Freeport and residents in Clark contiguous areas.
29 Oct 2015 - 150 families get relief packs from QI PampangaPAMPANGA -- A total of 150 families in San Simon received on Thursday grocery packs from Quota International (QI) of Pampanga as part of the groups emergency relief operations for those affected by the aftermath flooding brought about by recent Typhoon Lando.
QI Pampanga president Myrna Canlas said the relief operations were made possible through the donations of QI Pampanga ladies and the Quota's Region 18.
29 Oct 2015 - Guv wants dengue woes addressedPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has called on barangay task forces to address the growing concerns about dengue.
According to reports, the total number of dengue patients admitted in the 11 district hospitals of the province has reached 552 as of October 22.
28 Oct 2015 - CSF named most business friendly anewPAMPANGA -- Our capital city has been named “Most Business Friendly” local government unit in the country anew by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
San Fernando received the award for the second year in a row for its efforts in adopting and instituting innovative and best practices in good governance, in partnership with the private sector.
28 Oct 2015 - Pamintuan cites AC parks, Plaza Angel in urban forumANGELES CITY -- This city’s parks and public spaces took center stage as Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan shared the Angeles City experience on the topic Public Spaces in the Urban Environment during the World Cities Day Urban Forum held Tuesday at the Blue Leaf Filipinas, City of Dreams, Parañaque City.
Pamintuan was the only mayor invited to become a resource speaker in the forum.
28 Oct 2015 - No flooding in Sta. Ana during 'Lando' onslaughtPAMPANGA -- Despite being in the center of municipalities greatly affected by Typhoon "Lando", Santa Ana town did not experience even minimal flooding.
Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Officer and Municipal Engineer Hilario Maliwat, Jr. said their rehabilitation and strengthening programs on their waterways helped in the mitigation of floods.
28 Oct 2015 - Suspected thief electrocuted, caughtPAMPANGA -- A suspected thief was caught in the act by his victim recently at Barangay San Pablo here.
Jefferson Nogoy, 32, of San Luis town, was caught stealing three fighting cocks after he got electrocuted in the electric wire installed in the perimeter fence of the farm he tried to rob.
28 Oct 2015 - Boking: Mabalacat City jinx goneMABALACAT CITY -- The curse that the Mabalacat City will not be progressive is gone.
This was the statement of Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mang Inasal food chain branch here on Wednesday.
28 Oct 2015 - Apalit aims to avoid casualties during calamitiesPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) of Apalit said Wednesday that they always try to avoid casualties during calamities.
"Yun yung ayaw naming mangyari nina Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr., ang magkaroon ng casualty reported every calamity," Harley Cortez of the MSWDO said.
28 Oct 2015 - Pampanga distributes P4.4-M assistance to flood victimsPAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga distributed a total of P4,421,520.35 worth of food packs to residents affected by the waters induced by Typhoon "Lando."
According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) Officer Elizabeth Baybayan, 1,396 food packs were distributed in Arayat; 3,128 in San Luis; 1,993 in Candaba; 2,800 in Masantol; and 888 in San Simon.
27 Oct 2015 - DTI to merchants: Keep prices stableThe Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office III (DTI-3) is calling on all businessmen in Central Luzon to follow the existing suggested retail prices (SRP) of basic and prime commodities.
This came as many parts of Central Luzon were placed under state of calamity due to Typhoon "Lando."
27 Oct 2015 - Bizman anxious of 2016 poll resultsPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. vice chairman Rene Romero expressed Tuesday his concern on the possible results of the 2016 national elections stressing that the achievements and programs set by the current administration would be at stake.
Romero said that voters in Central Luzon should make a wise choice of choosing the next leaders who can take the responsibility of propelling the country's economy and bring about social change.
27 Oct 2015 - Capitol continues relief operationsPAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda continues its relief operations in the towns affected by floodwaters induced by Typhoon "Lando."
According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Elizabeth Baybayan, more than 2,000 food packs were distributed in Barangay San Agustin and Paralaya in Candaba.
27 Oct 2015 - PRO-3 to deploy 2,000 cops for ‘Undas’PAMPANGA -- A total of 2,000 policemen will be deployed in Central Luzon starting today, Wednesday, as part of Implan “Undas” 2015 to assist motorists going to different provinces in the region.
Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) Acting Regional Director, said the policemen will be deployed for security preparedness and public safety concerns in the entire region during the observance of the All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
27 Oct 2015 - Thousands of typhoon victims benefit from CDC assistanceCLARK FREEPORT -- Some 3,225 families affected by Typhoon Lando benefitted from the recent relief operations conducted by the Clark Development Corporation (CDC).
The CDC External Affairs Department (EAD) distributed 3,225 food packages to disaster victims in La Paz in Tarlac, Talavera in Nueva Ecija and Candaba Pampanga last week, said Noel Tulabut, head of the state-owned firm's Communications Department.
27 Oct 2015 - Sto. Tomas cops arrest man for lascivious actsPAMPANGA -- Police arrested recently a suspect for alleged acts of lasciviousness in Barangay San Bartolome, Sto Tomas.
The suspect identified as Jaypee Sambo, 30, a resident of the said barangay, victimized his 15-year-old cousin named "Michelle."
27 Oct 2015 - FFCCCII distributes relief goods to typhoon victimsPAMPANGA -- The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), through the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (SFFCCII) donated relief packs to affected families in flood hit areas in Nueva Ecija after the aftermath of Typhoon "Lando."
SFFCCIII president Eddie Chua said the donation was made possible through the contributions and donations of Filipino-Chinese businessmen, their families and partners.
27 Oct 2015 - Naguit to focus on business, familyPAMPANGA -- Sto Tomas outgoing three-term Mayor Joselito Naguit said Tuesday that he wants to focus on his business and family after serving Tomasians for almost 14 years.
Naguit added that he served the public since he was 32 years old and wanted to keep his time on family and business to give a chance to others who also want to seek the mayoral post in the town.
27 Oct 2015 - DA-3 aids farmers affected by Typhoon 'Lando'PAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture Central Luzon is now exerting efforts in helping farmers of the region that were affected by the onslaught of Typhoon "Lando" in Central Luzon last week.
Currently, there is an on-going distribution to affected farmers of 52,000 bags of hybrid seeds and 30,000 bags certified seeds, under the High Yielding Technology, a subsidy of P2,500 per hectare, 500 bags of complete fertilizer and assorted vegetable seeds are also being distributed to affected farmers of Aurora.
27 Oct 2015 - Korean firm earmarks P450M for Clark hotel, wellness projectCLARK FREEPORT -- A South Korean firm has started constructing its P450-million hotel and wellness facility inside this Freeport.
Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Arthur Tugade and Somang Global Clark Corporation (SGGC) president Ho Kyeng Lee led the recent groundbreaking ceremonies signaling the start of the 7 Healing Hotel and Spa facilities here.
26 Oct 2015 - Comelec asked to disqualify Boking’s partnerMABALACAT CITY -- Former Vice Mayor Noel Castro has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales' live-in partner from the 2016 mayoral race.
In his petition, Castro asked the Comelec to cancel the certificate of candidacy (COC) of his opponent Ninia Manipon, who is running for mayor here under Governor Lilia Pineda’s Kambilan Party.
26 Oct 2015 - Mexico eyes plastics banPAMPANGA -- To address the growing problem of environmental degradation, the Mexico local government here is eyeing the ban on the use of plastic materials.
Vice Mayor Jonathan Pangan said the proposal is already being reviewed by the committee on environment and will soon be passed for second reading.
26 Oct 2015 - MDRRMO: Lando affected families ‘stubborn’PAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) of Macabebe said Monday that families affected by floods spawned by Typhoon Lando were “stubborn.”
MDRRMO officer Jomel Cruz said that some affected families did not want to evacuate but keep on asking for relief goods.
26 Oct 2015 - Baby boy drowns in MasantolPAMPANGA -- A baby boy who turned one year old on October 20 drowned on Friday afternoon at Barangay Nigui here.
Masantol Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Jess Manansala said that the victim was identified as Jhun Joseph Bonifacio.
26 Oct 2015 - Max's Restaurant reiterates commitment to provide Filipino-oriented serviceANGELES CITY -- Max's Restaurant franchisee MTL Foods reiterated its commitment to provide quality food and service as they re-opened their newly renovated branch at SM City Clark on Monday.
MTL Foods Managing Director Tess Laus said they are doubling their efforts to make Max's the most preferred Filipino restaurant worldwide.
26 Oct 2015 - Porac gets additional P4.1M for BuB projectsPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac formally received Monday P4.1 million from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB).
Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz, during Monday’s flag raising, said that the funds were part of the P15 million that the town is availing for the different sector projects and programs here
26 Oct 2015 - Labor department plants 500 trees anew in PoracPAMPANGA -- Some 500 “Dao” seeds were planted in two barangays in Porac, Pampanga in a recent tree-planting activity organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Central Luzon.
The activity is the third partnership between the Dole and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in line with the government’s National Greening Program (NGP).
25 Oct 2015 - 7 towns still under state of calamityPAMPANGA -- The towns of Arayat, Apalit, Candaba, Macabebe, Masantol, San Simon and San Luis are still under state of calamity as villages remain flooded.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has recommended placing seven towns of the province under state of calamity as a result of the back-flooding from Nueva Ecija due to Typhoon "Lando."
25 Oct 2015 - 'We are not derailing any project'PAMPANGA -- Porac Councilor Regin Clarete defended Sunday his fellow councilors here after being accused of derailing the progress of this town when they deferred the approval of the P30-million road project for Barangay Sapang Uwak here.
The road project is aimed at concreting the access road towards the Mt. Pinatubo Eco-Tourism Park.
25 Oct 2015 - Prices of basic commodities in 7 Pampanga towns frozenPAMPANGA -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has implemented a price freeze on basic and prime commodities in seven Pampanga towns that were placed under a state of calamity due to damages brought by Typhoon "Lando."
The towns under the price freeze since October 21 are Arayat, Apalit, Candaba, Macabebe, Masantol, San Simon, and San Luis in Pampanga's third and fourth districts.
25 Oct 2015 - San Fernando public market rehab all setPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando is set to rehabilitate the New Public Market in Barangay Del Pilar.
This was announced during Mayor Edwin Santiago and the City Economic Enterprise Division’s (CEED) ocular inspection last October 22.
25 Oct 2015 - 'Lando' kills 3, affects 20,000PAMPANGA -- Three persons were killed and almost 20,000 individuals were affected by Typhoon "Lando" across the province, said the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).
The fatalities were identified as Joyce Reyes (snakebite), 12, from Candating, Arayat, Reynaldo L. De Jesus (electrocution), 41 Brgy. Babo Sacan, Porac, and Jhun Joseph Bonifacio (drowning), 1, Malicaban, Masantol.
25 Oct 2015 - Pampanga needs P3.5M for disaster responsePAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) needs to set some P3.5 million for the province's disaster response efforts.
The PDRRMC, in a statement, said that it has passed a resolution favorably approving the reprogramming of the said amount from the 2015 calamity.
24 Oct 2015 - Flooding affects 6,604 families in San SimonPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) said yesterday that around 6,604 families were affected by the flood caused by Typhoon Lando.
MDRRMO officer Benjamin Santos said that most of the affected residents came from six barangays San Juan, San Pedro, San Jose, San Nicolas, San Miguel and Sta. Cruz near the Pampanga river.
24 Oct 2015 - Quota, PDA host dental missionPAMPANGA -- The Quota International of Pampanga (QI Pampanga), in cooperation with the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) Pampanga Chapter hosted the dental mission for the deaf and hearing impaired students of Pampanga High Schools Special Education class.
QI Pampanga president Myrna Canlas said that the event was made possible through the support of PDA Pampanga chapter President Agnes Guevara Sicat who also happens to be a Quotarian. The event is the second dental mission hosted for the said school by the two groups.
24 Oct 2015 - San Luis floodwaters subsidePAMPANGA -- Mayor Venancio Macapagal said yesterday that the floodwaters in the town caused by typhoon Lando subside for the past few days.
He added that the town might be back on businesses after a week or two.
23 Oct 2015 - Provincial government aids flood affected CandabaPAMPANGA -- The provincial government of Pampanga, neighboring towns, and the Philippine Navy Rescue Team have joined forces to aid this town which suffered massive flooding due to Typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu).
Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice Governor Dennis Pineda regularly visit the municipalities devastated by the recent typhoon including Candaba to check the situation and provide relief goods to affected families.
23 Oct 2015 - 3 PH airports land in Asia’s top 30 listCLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport (CRK) is one of the three airports in the country which made it to the list of the 30 best airports in Asia.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) landed in 18th place; Iloilo Airport ranked 21st; and CRk snagged the 24th place.
23 Oct 2015 - Motorshow set at Fontana ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- Excitement looms again in Clark as the biggest Car and Motor show in the country is all set to show off fancy wares during the three-day event at the Fontana Hot Springs Leisure Parks (FHSLP) inside this Freeport on November 13 to 15.
Manuel Sequeira, chief executive officer of FHSLP, said the everyone is welcome to witness a three-day show of amazing events, from cars and bike, auto fun run, black and white pool party, music entertainment, dance showdown competition, to car of the year awards, among others.
23 Oct 2015 - HAU briefing to highlight Central Luzon economyANGELES CITY -- The Holy Angel University (HAU) will host an economic briefing entitled “Central Luzon as the Eye of the Asian Tiger” with top Filipino economist Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas as guest speaker.
The briefing, co-sponsored with the Metro-Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (MACCII), the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) and the Cultural and Educational Foundation of Angeles (CEFA), is expected to draw the participation of various chambers of commerce, business and civic organizations and other movers of Region III.
22 Oct 2015 - Binay visits 'Lando' victims in Central LuzonMABALACAT CITY -- Vice President Jejomar Binay has visited flooded towns in Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan as his office continued to provide relief and other assistance to families displaced by Typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu).
Binay visited San Simon, Candaba, and Arayat in Pampanga; Cabiao, San Isidro, and Gapan in Nueva Ecija; San Miguel, and San Ildefonso in Bulacan.
22 Oct 2015 - Nepomuceno 'willing to do everything' for Angeles’ progressANGELES CITY -- Councilor Bryan Nepomuceno, one of the city’s vice mayoral candidates in the 2016 polls, has vowed to work for the economic development of this city.
Nepomuceno said that this is one of his agenda in terms of employment peace and order, investments, tourism and others.
22 Oct 2015 - RRCP calls for support for ROTARUN 2015PAMPANGA -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga, through its president Rolly Macalino, is calling on fitness and marathon enthusiasts to support the ROTARUN 2015 initiative of the Rotary Club of Western Pampanga at Clark Freeport on October 25.
Macalino said that the project is in line with the Run to End Polio Now project. He said that part of the proceeds of this event will go to the Rotary International’s mission to eradicate polio worldwide.
22 Oct 2015 - Bondoc welcomes Tetangco entry in 4th district congressional racePAMPANGA -- Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc has welcomed the entry of his "most serious challenger" in the congressional race in the fourth district, outgoing Apalit Mayor Oscar "Jun" Tetangco, Jr.
Bondoc, whose family has served the fourth congressional district of the province for more than 30 years, is about to face a fight dubbed as the "most serious political contest in the province" with Tetangco on 2016 polls.
22 Oct 2015 - DOH steps up drive vs leptospirosisPAMPANGA -- The Department of Health Region III (DOH-3) is now intensifying efforts to prevent the spread of leptospirosis in the areas that were greatly affected by Typhoon Lando.
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease common in flooded areas, particularly among rice fields, transferred from urines of animals such as rats.
21 Oct 2015 - Boking withdraws candidacy for mayorMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales will end his two-decade rule here in 2016 after he backed out from the race on Wednesday.
Morales was substituted by his wife, Ninia Manipon Morales, 36, who filed her certificate of candidacy under the Kambilan Party.
21 Oct 2015 - Maglanque seeks Yabut's support for mayoral bidPAMPANGA -- Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque is now seeking the support of his fellow Candabeño incumbent fourth district Board Member Ricardo "Ric" Yabut for his reelection bid in 2016.
Yabut who will end his third and last term in the provincial board was supposed to run for mayor here.
21 Oct 2015 - Tapang, allies turn down P30-M road projectPAMPANGA -- Porac Mayoral aspirant Councilor Michael “Mike” Tapang and his four allies in the town council have been accused of derailing progress in this town when they turned down the proposed P30-million road work project in Barangay Sapang Uwak.
Vice Mayor Dexter David and Councilors Regine Clarete, Remberto Lapid, Rafael Canlapan and Ronaldo Gamboa made the statement shortly after Tapang and his allies disapproved the resolution for the multi-million project at the Aeta village during the regular session last week.
21 Oct 2015 - Vice guv inspects flooded areas in San Luis and CandabaPAMPANGA -- Vice Governor Dennis "Delta" Pineda on Tuesday inspected the areas affected by the flood waters induced by Typhoon "Lando" in the towns of San Luis and Candaba.
The vice governor, together with Angie Blanco, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) officer; San Luis Mayor Venancio Macapagal and Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr, Pampanga Councilors League president, checked the portion of Arnedo Dike in Barangay Sta. Cruz Poblacion, San Luis.
21 Oct 2015 - Kakak Foundation donates P100,000 for DHVTSU dormitoryPAMPANGA -- The Kapansanan ng Kawarayan at Kakurian Foundation, Inc. (KAKAK Foundation, Inc.) has donated P100, 000 to help the Municipal Government of Porac build a dormitory facility to house some students who are taking courses at the Don Honorio Ventura Technical State University (DHVTSU) satellite campus here.
The check donation was given by former Leyte governor Jericho Petilla and his wife to Mayor Condralito dela Cruz. Witnessing the event was Governor Lilia Pineda's chief of staff Fritzie David-Dizon.
21 Oct 2015 - Sambo to address Santo Tomas flooding woesPAMPANGA -- Former councilor John Sambo, who is seeking the mayoral post, said that he will be working to fully address the other flooding issues in this town and continue to work for infrastructure development if elected in 2016.
Sambo, an ally of Representative Juan Pablo “Rimpy" Bondoc, said the town is already experiencing less flooding now with the recent projects of Bondoc in this municipality.
20 Oct 2015 - DA: P5B initial damage to Central Luzon cropsPAMPANGA -- Typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu) has damaged at least P5 billion worth of crops in Central Luzon.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said that it is expecting the figure to rise by next week as more damage reports have yet to be consolidated.
20 Oct 2015 - Ex-Mabalacat official files disqualification case vs BokingMABALACAT CITY -- A former vice mayor in this city has filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) a disqualification case against reelectionist Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales.
Former Vice Mayor Noel Castro, one of Morales’ opponents in the 2016 mayoral race, asked the Comelec to cancel the incumbent mayor’s certificate of candidacy (COC).
20 Oct 2015 - 7,141 Mabalacat City voters lack biometricsMABALACAT CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has revealed that there are still 7,141 voters in this city who did not comply with the biometrics requirement.
The Comelec announced that more than 7,000 out of 90, 869 registered voters (as of October 10, 2015) are still without digital photograph, signature and fingerprints in their registration.
20 Oct 2015 - San Luis town mayor, vice mayor unopposedPAMPANGA -- San Luis Mayor Venancio "Asyong" Macapagal and Vice Mayor Leonardo Salas are the first unopposed officials in the history of the town.
Macapagal and Salas said they are thankful to their constituents for their trust and support.
20 Oct 2015 - Magnitude 3 quake jolts PampangaPAMPANGA -- A magnitude 3 earthquake struck the province Monday night, said the Office of Civil Defense Region III (OCD 3).
The earthquake was felt at around 9:50 p.m., particularly in Clark.
20 Oct 2015 - 'Lando' brings needed water to Angat DamPAMPANGA -- There may still some "good effects" from the recent rains brought by Typhoon "Lando" as the problematic water supply of Angat Dam in Bulacan has been brought closer to the 210 meters target flood season high water level (FSHWL).
Angat Dam, which supplies most of Metro Manila’s water needs and the irrigation source of farmlands in Bulacan and Pampanga provinces, water level has increased by 7.21 meters. From 194.60 meters, it increased to 201.81 meters in 28 hours since the typhoon made landfall on Sunday.
20 Oct 2015 - Lazatin pushes for free breakfast in public schoolsANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. recently filed a resolution expressing the Angeles City Council’s support for House Bill 364, which provides for a free breakfast program for public school children in day care centers, preschools and elementary schools.
House Bill 29 seeks to institutionalize the nation-wide implementation of the free breakfast program being implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd) in selected day care centers and public pre-schools and elementary schools in the country.
19 Oct 2015 - 36 families in Masantol evacuatedPAMPANGA -- Thirty-six families in Barangay Bebe Anac here were evacuated by authorities as Typhoon "Lando" continued its onslaught in Luzon.
Jess Manansala, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, said the families were brought to the Bebe Anac Elementary School around 7a.m. Monday.
19 Oct 2015 - Evangelista belies Maglanque's allegationsPAMPANGA -- Candaba Vice Mayor Normita "Babes" Evangelista assailed several allegations thrown at her by Mayor Rene Maglanque whom she wants to unseat in the 2016 polls.
Evangelista, a former mayor, said that she has continued doing her duty as vice mayor of this town despite Maglanque's action of removing her office's budget.
19 Oct 2015 - Porac opens first Philhealth-accredited birthing stationPAMPANGA -- Local officials here led by Mayor Condralito dela Cruz led the opening on Monday of the Mother Bles Birthing Clinic that was made possible through the almost P2.5-million support of the Department of Health.
The event was attended by Governor Lilia Pineda's chief of staff Fritzie David-Dizon, former Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla for Kapansanan ng Kawarayan at Kakurian Foundation, which will operate the clinic, and DOH Regional Director Leonita Gorgolon.
18 Oct 2015 - No classes on MondayPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda ordered the suspension of classes today, Monday, in all levels, public and private, in the province due to the inclement weather brought about by Typhoon "Lando."
The province was placed under Signal number 2 on Sunday and is expected to experience more rains as the typhoon makes its way north of the country.
18 Oct 2015 - 'I intend to surpass expectations'ANGELES CITY -- “I’m running for a second term because there are still a lot of things that I’d like to do in service of the Angelenos.”
Thus said reelectionist Angeles City Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. who recently filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) before the Commission on Elections this city.
18 Oct 2015 - Arayat's Bon vs Chito clash continuesPAMPANGA -- Former three-term Arayat mayor Chito Espino filed his certificate of candidacy last Friday.
Espino, who sat as the local chief executive here from 2004 to 2013 said he wants to continue providing service for the welfare of Arayateños particularly in the sector of health.
18 Oct 2015 - Images of Augustinian saints now on exhibitPAMPANGA -- Images of Augustinian Saints are now on display at the Santa Rita de Cascia Parish Museum as the Confradia Ning Cintas opened over the weekend the exhibit that will run until November 12.
The exhibit is part of the pre-events of the 5th Grand Agustinian Procession on November 13.
18 Oct 2015 - Mabalacat water district issues El Niño advisoryMABALACAT CITY -- The Mabalacat City Water District (MCWD) has reminded its consumers about responsible consumption of water amid the looming effects of the El Niño phenomenon.
This warning was stipulated in the El Niño Advisory Number 1 sent to water concessionaires in all MCWD service areas here and some parts of Angeles City and Magalang town.
18 Oct 2015 - Santos wants stronger voice for 1st districtPAMPANGA -- Businessman Roger Santos filed his certificate of candidacy for provincial board member before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here hoping to give a stronger voice for Pampanga's first district.
Santos was accompanied by dozens of supporters wearing yellow yesterday as he filed his documents before the provincial Comelec office.
17 Oct 2015 - Morales to face 5 contenders for Mabalacat mayoral raceMABALACAT CITY -- Five candidates have joined this city’s mayoralty race to oppose reelectionist Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales
Morales’ contenders include Pampanga First District Board Member Crisostomo Garbo, former Mabalacat City Vice-Mayor Noel Castro, businesswoman Pyra Lucas, Mario Suba and Willy Feliciano.
17 Oct 2015 - Nolcom on red alert for 'Lando'PAMPANGA -- Air Force, Army, and Naval assets of the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) are now on red alert as typhoon Lando is projected to hit Northern and Central Luzon.
“Disaster Relief and Rescue Teams of the Ground Military Forces were activated effective 5:00 PM today. We have also prepositioned teams in the coastal towns of Isabela and Aurora,” NOLCOM Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff Col. Leopoldo Imbang said.
17 Oct 2015 - Tetangco to give Bondoc a good fight in 2016PAMPANGA -- Outgoing Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr. has promised to give a good fight in the fourth district congressional race here as he battles it out with incumbent Representative Juan Pablo “Rimpy” Bondoc.
The said congressional race is seen as the most serious political contest in the province this coming 2016. Tetangco, who comes from the political clan in Apalit town, will battle it out with Bondoc, whose traditional bailiwick has always been the fourth district.
17 Oct 2015 - BM wannabe answers critics on tarp photosPAMPANGA -- Aspiring Fourth District Board Member Rolando "Pol" Balingit recently answered his critics on why his photographs were included in the project tarpaulins of a congressman when he is not a public servant.
Some people who requested anonymity questioned the tarpaulins of Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc, which show pictures of Balingit in the signs along roads in the fourth district.
17 Oct 2015 - Duterte's lead man in Angeles joins city council raceANGELES CITY -- A leader of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte here joined on Friday the city council race for the May 2016 elections.
Joseph “PG” Ponce, newly designated president of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) Angeles City Chapter is also a local businessman-owner of city wide PG Pawnshop.
17 Oct 2015 - Macalino eyes comeback to provincial politicsPAMPANGA -- Former Third District Board Member Rolly Macalino is hoping to make a comeback into provincial politics as he filed his Certificate of Candidacy on Thursday at the provincial office of the Commission on Elections here.
Macalino is running independent in this year's race and is gunning for one of the three seats in the Pampanga Provincial Board.
16 Oct 2015 - 86 poor villages to get P300,000PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda vowed to provide P300,000 for the development programs of 86 poor villages in the province.
The villages only receive less than P1.5 million from the annual Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA).
16 Oct 2015 - Lazatin supports village clean and green contestANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. expressed support to the cleanliness contest initiated by leaders of Barangay San Jose here.
Lazatin said that people will be healthy if their environment is clean and green.
16 Oct 2015 - Transparency, people’s participation in government top Mamac’s agendaANGELES CITY --- Transparency and people’s participation in government top the agenda of Balibago Barangay Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, who filed his certificate of candidacy for vice mayor in this highly-urbanized city on Thursday.
Mamac, a three-term village chief in the said barangay, said that he will form the Angeles City People’s Council if he will be given a chance to serve the city.
15 Oct 2015 - CSF's Team Unity to work for 'common good'PAMPANGA -- Team Unity on Thursday filed their certificates of candidacy before the Commission on Elections office here, vowing to work as one for the common good of Fernandinos.
The coalition is composed of incumbent Mayor Edwin Santiago, who is running for a second term unopposed under the Liberal Party and the Kambilan Party of Governor Lilia Pineda.
15 Oct 2015 - Oca wants CSF lone district realizedPAMPANGA -- Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez on Thursday promised to pursue the proposal to convert this city into the Lone District of San Fernando as he filed his certificate of candidacy before the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Rodriguez is gunning for a second term as lawmaker under the Liberal Party.
15 Oct 2015 - Rey Aquino not running for CSF mayorPAMPANGA -- Dr. Rey Aquino, who led this city from survival to cityhood and growth during his three-term stint from 1995 to 2004, has decided not to run for mayor in the 2016 elections.
“I have decided to pass up the chance to run for city mayor again, this time on the request of my wife and children who thought it would be best for all of us I remained a private person,” Aquino said in a statement.
15 Oct 2015 - Team CD vows to continue 'good governance' in PoracPAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David on Thursday promised to continue the good governance and transparency platform that earned so many recognition for the town.
Team CD led by dela Cruz and David filed their certificates of candidacy at the local Commission on Elections (Comelec) office on Wednesday.
15 Oct 2015 - Dayaw Festival kicks off in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- Dayaw 2015 began Thursday its three-day festivities by gathering 400 indigenous peoples from 60 cultural communities all over the country at the Bayanihan Park here.
The festival, which will run from October 15 to 17, 2015, is aimed at raising awareness and appreciation of Filipino culture and its diversity.
15 Oct 2015 - Guv extends more aid to dialysis patientsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Tuesday extended more aid by distributing food packs and cash assistance to the 864 dialysis patients from the first, second and fourth districts of the province.
Pineda also stressed the importance of Philhealth on their condition and how the provincial government can help them through its comprehensive health programs.
15 Oct 2015 - Vatican appoints Kapampangan bishop as prelate of KalookanPAMPANGA -- Pope Francis appointed on Thursday San Fernando Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as the new bishop of the Diocese of Kalookan, a move that met mixed reactions from Kapampangans.
Bishop David is the current Parish Priest of Holy Rosary Parish in Angeles City.
14 Oct 2015 - Pampanga bags 2 awards in regional Gawad KalasagCLARK FREEPORT -- The provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda received two awards in the Regional Gawad Kalasag 2015 held Monday at the Holiday Inn Hotel here.
The Gawad KALASAG or KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan, which also means shield in Filipino, is given to individuals, non-government organizations, private sector and government organizations, in recognition of their initiative in helping the government uplift the standard of disaster management in the country.
14 Oct 2015 - Oca calls for healthy competitionPAMPANGA -- Representative Oscar Rodriguez is hoping for a clean and peaceful “fight” in the race for the Pampanga third district congressional seat.
Rodriguez is set to face former representative Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales, Jr. and former City of San Fernando Councilor Jose "Pol" Quiwa.
14 Oct 2015 - CDC cop earns praises from netizensCLARK FREEPORT -- A Clark Development Corporation (CDC) policeman caught in a video staying calm and composed despite being berated and cursed by an alleged young traffic violator here has earned praises from netizens.
The three-minute, 25 seconds video which has gone viral on social media was originally posted by security guard Jake Batan, and shared by Top Gear Philippines.
14 Oct 2015 - Lapid describes slate ‘clean, new’ANGELES CITY -- Senator Manuel “Lito” Lapid, who filed his candidacy for Angeles City mayor on Wednesday, has described as “clean and new” his slate which consists mostly of rookie politicians.
Lapid issued the statement after filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here, joining Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting in the mayoral race.
14 Oct 2015 - Flores siblings square off for Macabebe mayoral postPAMPANGA -- Siblings ex-mayor Leonardo "Bobong" Flores and Mayor Annette Flores Balgan will both seek the mayoral post here in the 2016 polls.
"I told her to love the poor and the residents of Macabebe, but what happened is all the residents here became afraid of her," Flores said.
14 Oct 2015 - Tapang sets transparency platformPAMPANGA -- Porac Mayoral aspirant Councilor and Ex-Officio Board Member Mike Tapang said Wednesday that his team is offering the people of this town a brand of governance that is transparent and accountable as he and his team formally filed their certificates of candidacy on Tuesday.
Tapang's line up include former Mayor Roger Santos who is running for the vice-mayoralty seat.
14 Oct 2015 - Trillanes pledges additional P5M for Sto. Tomas town hallPAMPANGA -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who is seeking the vice presidency next year, has pledged an additional P5 million for the renovation of the Sto Tomas municipal hall.
Trillanes, who promised P5-million budget for the renovation of the municipal hall during the inauguration of the elected officers in 2013, pledged on Monday during the celebration of foundation day in the town an additional P5 million for the renovation of the police station and municipal covered court here.
14 Oct 2015 - Mikey Arroyo files COC for momPAMPANGA -- Former presidential son Mikey Arroyo filed the certificate of candidacy of Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who is seeking her third and last term despite her failing health.
The younger Arroyo filed the COC of his mother before the Commission on Elections here.
13 Oct 2015 - Dong seeks to reclaim House seatPAMPANGA -- Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales, Jr. is hoping to return as representative of the third district of Pampanga.
Gonzales filed his certificate of candidacy on Monday before the Commission of Elections (Comelec) here under the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC).
13 Oct 2015 - Guv wants to expand programsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda filed Tuesday her certificate of candidacy (COC) as she promised to continue and further expand her programs for Kapampangans.
This, as the governor said that she welcomes anyone who would also like to serve in the same capacity adding that election day is the time when Kapampangans decide on how they would want to be served and governed.
13 Oct 2015 - Guiao, younger Lazatin fighting for House seatPAMPANGA -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao is out to face aspirant Jon Lazatin, son of former representative Carmelo "Tarzan" Lazatin, for the congressional race here in 2016.
Guiao is running under the Liberal Party while the younger Lazatin is under Lingap Lugud.
13 Oct 2015 - 3 candidates file COCs for Angeles mayorANGELES CITY -- Three candidates for city mayor here have filed their respective certificates of candidacy (COCs).
First in the list is Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who is seeking for his third and last term as the city’s chief executive.
13 Oct 2015 - Quarry industry may be affected by election banPAMPANGA -- Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) Art Punsalan said the quarry industry here may be affected by the prohibitions of the upcoming 2016 elections as there is an expected slowdown of government funded projects and constructions.
This, even as the province posted a P28,940,000 collection for the month of September.
13 Oct 2015 - Cops arrest top drug suspect in CandabaPAMPANGA -- Authorities here nabbed the second most wanted drug personality in the municipality recently.
Alberto Culala, alias Abe/Ambet Hernandez, 45, of Sitio 1 Barangay Bahay Pare was arrested in a buy-bust operation held in front of their house.
13 Oct 2015 - CSF commends Fernandino director of best world filmPAMPANGA -- The director of the international award-winning film “Ari: My Life with a King” is a Kapampangan and a Fernandino.
Carlo Encisu Catu was recognized by the City Government of San Fernando for his directorial work that won as Best World Film in the Harlem International Film in New York, USA and was also officially selected to join the Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada.
12 Oct 2015 - Farmers get P11-M worth of machinery, equipmentPAMPANGA -- Seventy-six farmer organizations and beneficiaries in Pampanga now have better access to farm machinery and inputs.
Governor Lilia Pineda led the distribution of various machinery to qualified farmers’ groups, cooperatives and irrigators’ associations during the flag raising ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol Grounds on Monday.
12 Oct 2015 - Apalit cops double security for COC filingPAMPANGA -- Police in Apalit have doubled security measures as candidates for the May 2016 polls file their respective certificates of candidacy (COCs) from Monday to Friday this week.
Apalit police chief Samuel Sevilla said that he deployed some police officers within the office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the municipality.
12 Oct 2015 - 90 CSFP farmers to receive swine, goatsPAMPANGA -- Ninety farmers in the provincial capital will receive swine and goats from the city government.
“This livelihood project, which was funded through the national government’s Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) approach particularly to that of Department of Agriculture, seeks to increase farmers’ income and generate local employment,” City Agriculturist Myrna Manabat said.
12 Oct 2015 - 4th district execs vow support for BinayPAMPANGA -- Masantol barangay officials led by former Mayor Peter Flores vowed to support Vice President Jejomar Binay in his presidential bid in next year’s national elections.
Flores, a three-term mayor seeking for a mayoral seat again in 2016 and who joined the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) recently, said “we will expect more progress in Masantol should Binay become president of the republic.”
12 Oct 2015 - Man arrested for frustrated murderPAMPANGA -- Police arrested a man for hacking his neighbor on Saturday at Barangay Sto. Cristo, Candaba.
According to police, the suspect identified as Romeo Veneracion suddenly appeared in the front of the house of victim Randy Aspiras while the latter was fixing his bike.
12 Oct 2015 - More Fernandinos benefit from SPES programPAMPANGA -- Some 238 young Fernandinos were employed and underwent orientation by the City Government of San Fernando as part of the city’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) held at WalterMart over the weekend.
SPES is the city’s annual program which gives students the chance to work and earn a minimum wage for 20 days and at the same time immerse them in their respective fields of study.
11 Oct 2015 - Seat for guv in CDC, CIAC boards urgedPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Development Council (PDC) is set to file a resolution that will give Governor Lilia Pineda a seat in the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Board of Directors.
The proposal was raised by Guagua Mayor Dante Torres during the PDC meeting at the Executive House of Capitol over the weekend, where he cited the importance of having a representative from the PDC, which Pineda chairs, and Capitol at the two vital decision-making bodies.
11 Oct 2015 - DA braces for El NiñoPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here announced the pre-positioning of 400 units of shallow tube wells all over Central Luzon as the agency tries to cushion the effects of El Niño, especially in Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Bulacan.
DA Regional Director Andrew Villacorta said some 300 additional shallow tube wells are also ready for distribution to municipalities that may be greatly affected by the El Niño.
11 Oct 2015 - Oca awards scholarship to PSAU studentsPAMPANGA -- Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez awarded scholarships to the students of Philippine State Agricultural University (PSAU) here on Saturday.
Some 111 students from Pampanga's third district were granted their first semester of 2015 amounting to P6,000 each.
10 Oct 2015 - Santiago sees need to 'reinvent' cityPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando needs to be "reinvented" to avoid it from "choking" amid the growing influx of investments, which are seen to rise late this year and early to mid-2016.
This was disclosed by Mayor Edwin Santiago during a recent breakfast forum with media, where he said that the city should move in cadence with ongoing billions of pesos worth of developments like the Paris Hilton modeled "Azure" by Century Properties along Jose Abad Santos Avenue, the Bendix Western Hotel along MacArthur Highway, the Orchids Resort in Barangay San Juan, and other soon to rise projects like the P30-billion Megaworld mixed-use township in Barangay Sto. Niño near the city proper and the reported SM Aura North in Barangay Telabastagan, among others.
10 Oct 2015 - PH’s first religious exhibit launchedCLARK FREEPORT -- Various religious art works of more than 20 artists in Pampanga, Bulacan, Bukidnon and Metro are now on display at the SM City Clark Events Center.
The two-day exhibit dubbed Obra Sagrada, launched yesterday by the Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan Incorporated (FLKI), formerly known as Save Pampanga Movement, is the country's first ecclesiastical exhibit.
10 Oct 2015 - BCDA: Clark Green City potential BPO hub of AsiaCLARK FREEPORT -- If plans to decongest the metropolis will push through, the Clark Green City (CGC) will certainly be one of the top in the list of alternative urban centers that will lead to an enhanced equitable distribution of development across the country.
Thus said Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Casanova during a recent interview with Pampanga newsmen.
10 Oct 2015 - Guagua scene in 'Heneral Luna' gets mixed reactionsPAMPANGA -- Kapampangans had different reactions regarding the scene that happened in Guagua town in the recent historical film "Heneral Luna" that was shown in cinemas nationwide.
The scene was all about Brigadier General Tomas Mascardo and Lieutenant General Antonio Luna who pointed guns at each other along with their respective followers.
10 Oct 2015 - Arroyo camp to file bail petition anewPAMPANGA -- Lawyers of former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are set to file anew a petition for bail before the Sandiganbayan after the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found her continued detention “arbitrary and illegal under international law.”
"We might file another petition for bail at the Sandiganbayan citing the recommendation of the UN," Arroyo’s legal counsel Lorenzo Gadon said in an interview.
10 Oct 2015 - Ex-Nueva Ecija lawmaker backs Clark airport developmentCLARK FREEPORT -- A former congressman of Nueva Ecija said Friday he supports the full development of the Clark International Airport (CRK).
Rodolfo “Rody” Antonino, former Nueva Ecija fourth district representative, said this in a forum with officers and members of the Capampangan in Media Incorporated (CAMI) at the Bale Balita here.
10 Oct 2015 - Guv wants mayors to liquidate fundsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda enjoined all municipal and city government units in the province to submit liquidation of funds for the aid to municipalities given to them by the provincial government in 2014 for their priority projects.
This was the instruction of the governor to all the concerned mayors during the Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting held on Friday at the Executive House of the Provincial Capitol.
10 Oct 2015 - Lazatin wants risk audit of government buildingsANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. recently filed a resolution requesting the Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (ACDRRMC) and the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) to conduct an earthquake risk audit on all government buildings in the city, including public schools, hospitals, and bridges.
“There is an urgent need to conduct a review of the structural integrity of all government buildings, structures, and bridges,” Lazatin said. “We also need to retrofit them to meet the standards under relevant laws in order to minimize, if not prevent, damage to persons and property in the event of a strong earthquake.”
10 Oct 2015 - Capitol distributes 460 handheld radiosPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Vice Governor Dennis Pineda led the distribution of 460 handheld radio units worth P5-million to village chiefs at Lubao town’s public gymnasium recently.
It was learned that the provincial government through its Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council has already allotted a total of P13.1 million for the purchase of various communication devices.
10 Oct 2015 - Cops arrest drug suspects in San LuisPAMPANGA -- Police of San Luis town arrested two suspects in a buy-bust operation recently.
One of the suspects ranked number eight in the priority list was identified as Jessie Balboa, 42, a resident of Sitio Manena, Barangay San Jose. He was arrested by police in front of their house during the buy-bust operation.
10 Oct 2015 - Macabebe celebrates Arbor DayPAMPANGA -- Municipal employees here together with some out-of-school youth in the town celebrated Arbor Day on Thursday morning at Barangay Sta. Rita.
According to Macabebe Information Officer Carlito Tragora, around 200 seedlings of mangoes, mahogany, custard apple, cashew nuts, guavas, green tea and black palm tree were planted in the said barangay.
10 Oct 2015 - Cayetano distributes financial aid to coopsPAMPANGA -- Vice presidential hopeful Senator Alan Peter Cayetano distributed financial assistance to two local cooperatives under his PTK (Presyo, Trabaho, Kita/Kaayusan) program on Thursday.
Cayetano continues his commitment to help poor Filipino families reap the benefits of the growing economy through the PTK program.
10 Oct 2015 - Guv urges TB patients to avail of free medicationPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) to avail of the free medication given by the government.
Pineda made this appeal before the 864 TB patients coming from the towns of Lubao, Guagua, Sasmuan, Floridablanca, Sta. Rita and Porac during the TB Summit held at Lubao Gymnasium this Thursday.
10 Oct 2015 - Police to conduct motorcade on new anti-crime campaignPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Provincial Police Office (PPPO) will conduct on Saturday a motorcade about their new anti-criminality campaign "Krimenitxt Mo, Aksyonan Ko."
The campaign which will be participated in by all municipal and city police station in the province, led by their respective chiefs of police, together with their motorcycle riders, will disseminate information to the public.
8 Oct 2015 - Apalit mayoral aspirant’s supporter threatenedPAMPANGA -- One of the supporters of Fourth District Board Member Nestor "Bay" Tolentino, who is seeking the mayoral post in the 2016 polls, was reportedly threatened by two unidentified armed men at Barangay San Vicente here on the evening of September 30.
According to the barangay blotter, Alvin Sawal, 25, vice president of the Apalit Youth Federation and a supporter of the aspiring mayor, said that two unidentified men riding a motorcycle allegedly pointed what looked like a caliber .45 handgun at him while on his way home after the informal meeting he attended with Tolentino at Barangay Sampaloc.
8 Oct 2015 - P30-B Megaworld township project may spur road expansionsPAMPANGA -- The planned Megaworld Corporation investment of P30 billion over the next 10 years on a mixed township project in a land owned by the Pampanga Sugar Development Corporation (Pasudeco) in Barangay Sto. Niño here will necessitate the expansion of service roads and main thoroughfares in and around the Capitol area to fully accommodate the possible influx of vehicles and motorists in the area.
The program has been unanimously welcomed by the province and the City of San Fernando that will benefit from the project.
8 Oct 2015 - Boking qualified to run for mayor in 2016 - MacalintalMABALACAT CITY -- Veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said that incumbent Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales is qualified to run for a second term in the 2016 elections.
Macalintal issued the statement during the celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week at the Barangay Mamatitang covered court here on Thursday.
8 Oct 2015 - ‘Let’s unite for service to people’MABALACAT CITY -- A representative of a partylist group has called on leaders of another organization seeking for congressional representation “to unite for service to the people.”
Lingap Lugud Representative Leira Buan made his appeal to Ale Partylist Representative Catalina Bagasina during the assembly of the senior citizens in this city on Thursday.
8 Oct 2015 - BFAR-3: No protest vs new fisheries codePAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region III (BFAR-3) said that fishermen in the region did not participate in any fish holiday to show disapproval of the amended Philippine Fisheries Code.
"We did not record any since we believe they are well-informed of the real objective of the law," said BFAR-3 Regional Coordinator-Coastal Resource Management Nelson Bien.
8 Oct 2015 - Pampanga to expand TB referral networkPAMPANGA -- Due to the rising number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the province, the provincial government of Pampanga will expand and strengthen its TB Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) referral network (TDRN).
During the DOTS Referral Network Advocacy Meeting conducted by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Innovations and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of TB (IMPACT) together with the Provincial Health Office (PHO), Dr. Maria Imelda Ignacio said the province targets to have a TB-free Pampanga by 2016.
8 Oct 2015 - CSF salutes Fernandino teachersPAMPANGA -- Recognizing the unwavering service and commitment of Fernandino teachers in building a better society, the city government in partnership with the Department of Education Region III (DepEd-3) and City Schools Division of San Fernando, Pampanga celebrated on Tuesday the 2015 World Teachers’ Day.
Held at Resorts World Manila, the program was attended by some 2,500 educators coming from both private and public schools in the city.
7 Oct 2015 - Village chief: No foul play in death of US nationalMABALACAT CITY -- A village chief here said that there was no foul play in the death of the American national Chance Eugene Batchelor, 65, in Barangay Camachiles last September 14.
Based on the police report the American national was found unconscious at around 6:30 a.m. at the master’s bedroom on the second floor of Unit 2 in Terra Cotta Villas by the son of the apartment caretaker.
7 Oct 2015 - Mabalacat villas firm barred by SECMABALACAT CITY -- The company operating several residential villas in Barangay Camachiles here maybe facing other issues other than the mysterious death of an American in one of its villas recently.
Documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) showed that Terracotta Villas, Inc., a company owned by a Filipino-Chinese family, was revoked of its certificate of registration due to “fraud of its procurement” as far back as three years ago.
7 Oct 2015 - BIR-3 head wants partnership with taxpayersPAMPANGA -- New Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) Regional Director Jethro Sabariaga believes that partnership-building based on mutual trust and confidence will be an effective management style for local taxpayers in the revenue region as it implements its programs and revenue goals.
Sabariaga, in an interview, said that they are now studying the terrain and looking at the profile of compliant taxpayers to set clear objectives based on numbers.
7 Oct 2015 - Angeles police launch anti-crime drive through fun runANGELES CITY -- Tourism and police officials spearheaded here recently the 5th "Pulayan-Tagalan Keng Dalan" (Takbuhan-Habulan sa Daan) highlighted by the launch of a mass-based anti-crime drive aimed to bring down criminality and turn this bustling metropolis into a tourist-friendly city.
The run-for-a-cause activity, which is part of this city’s Fiestang Kuliat 2015 celebration, was jointly organized by the regional offices of the Department of Tourism and the Philippine National Police drew an estimated 1,200 participants who took part in the 3k, 5k, and 10k runs which started at SM City Clark.
7 Oct 2015 - Coops urged to join clamor on tax exemption privilegePAMPANGA -- Multi-purpose cooperatives (MPCs) in the province have been urged to join the clamor to oppose the bill removing their tax exemption privileges.
Provincial Board Committee on Trade and Industry chair second district Board Member Anthony Joseph Torres encouraged MPCs to unite in fighting for their tax exemption privileges.
7 Oct 2015 - 43 missing fishermen rescued by BFAR-3PAMPANGA -- Forty-three missing fisherfolk were rescued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region III (BFAR-3) recently.
After Tropical Storm Kabayan hit the country, particularly the northern part of Luzon a few days ago, several fisherfolk from the region were reportedly missing by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
7 Oct 2015 - Guv to push for more flights at Clark airportCLARK FREEPORT -- As Pampanga is set to host the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) convention in October, Governor Lilia Pineda on Monday said she will push for more flights at the Clark International Airport (CRK) to help boost tourism and business in Central Luzon.
This, on top of what the governor said was the creation of market links or “market-market” that will allow for the exchange of products from Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao with the additional flights.
7 Oct 2015 - Capitol distributes last batch of patrol vehiclesThe Provincial Government led by Governor Lilia Pineda on Wednesday turned over some 14 brand new barangay patrol vehicles to village chiefs of the Bacolor town, the last batch to complete the 505 patrol cars distributed this year.
The patrol cars were granted through an ordinance approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda authorizing the governor to allot funds for the 505 service vehicles distributed province-wide.
7 Oct 2015 - CDC leadership gets glowing remarksCLARK FREEPORT -- Highly respectable businesspersons in and around Clark expressed support and approval on the implementation of programs and policies here, citing the Freeport’s success is based on facts and real accomplishments.
Some officers and leading members of the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (MACCI) agree that the current management of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is “successful” in running the state-owned firm.
7 Oct 2015 - 500 new police recruits take oathPAMPANGA -- A total of 500 new police recruits took their oath of office at the Police Regional Office III (PRO3) parade grounds recently, here.
Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin, PRO3 director, administered the oath of office of the recruits following their presentation by Superintendent Rolly Mendoza, Acting Chief of the Regional Police Personnel and Human Resource Development Division (RPHRDD).
6 Oct 2015 - BCDA assures continuity of Clark Green City projectCLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion and Development (BCDA) president and chief executive officer Arnel Casanova has assured the continuity of the Clark Green City (CGC) project.
Casanova made the assurance during a recent meeting with officers and members of the Anvil Business Club in Morong, Bataan.
6 Oct 2015 - Ex-CDC leader cites Freeport growthCLARK FREEPORT -- A former Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president has recently lauded current CDC management for keeping focused on chalking up more progress at the Freeport.
Levy P. Laus, chairman and CEO of the Laus Group of Companies (LGC) rallied CDC officials led by Arthur P. Tugade to continue developing Clark.
6 Oct 2015 - ‘Heritage Man’ did not stop thinking till deathPAMPANGA -- City of San Fernando Heritage Foundation Inc. founder and pillar David “Tatang Dave” Lim Jimenez, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 76, did not stop thinking and planning for the city and welfare of young Kapampangans till the last gasp of his breath.
This was shared by Tatang Dave’s wife Estellita Garcia Jimenez and children Gerone, Geraldine, Pablo Felix and David Edward.
6 Oct 2015 - Yokohama workers decry union leader’s suspensionANGELES CITY -- A group of employees at the Yokohama Tire Philippines Incorporated (YTPI) has condemned the suspension of one of their leaders in the workers union being formed in the company.
The labor leader, who was not named for fear of reprisal, was preventively suspended for 30 days without pay.
6 Oct 2015 - NCCA partners with Capitol for ‘Dayaw’ 2015PAMPANGA -- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) teams up with the provincial government led by Governor Lilia Pineda for the celebration of Dayaw 2015, an indigenous people's festival, touted to be the biggest gathering of Philippine indigenous peoples (IPs).
With this year's theme “Katutubong Kaalaman para sa Kalikasan at Kapayapaan" (Indigenous Knowledge for environment and peace), Dayaw 2015 will be held from October 15 to 27 this year in Angeles City and in the City of San Fernando, focusing on traditional and local knowledge on environment protection and advocacy for peace while sharing the uniqueness of each cultural community in the country.
6 Oct 2015 - EdPam approves P10-M for SHS classroomsANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has approved the allocation of P10-million for the construction of new senior high school (SHS) classrooms in this city for 2016.
This, together with other future developments in the city, was sanctioned during the 8th Local Development Council (LDC) held Monday at the Lewis Grand Hotel in Barangay Malabanias.
6 Oct 2015 - Guv wants cooperative day on Pampanga DayPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda is planning on organizing a whole day for cooperative organizations as part of the upcoming Pampanga Day Celebrations this December.
This was according to officer-in-charge Luningning Vergara of the Provincial Cooperative and Entrepreneurial Development Office (PCEDO) as the province led the recognition of the noteworthy cooperatives in the province in yesterday's Galal Parangal Kareng Kooperatiba Ning Pampanga at the Benigno Aquino Hall.
6 Oct 2015 - Wong wants educators to relax on Teachers’ DayPAMPANGA -- San Simon Mayor Leonora Wong said on Monday afternoon that she wants teachers in public and private schools of the town to relax on Teachers’ Day.
"Ngayong Teacher's Day, uupo lang sila, manonood, pasisiyahin namin sila, at least today, no stress for the teachers," Wong added.
5 Oct 2015 - Guv wants village task forces vs denguePAMPANGA -- To further strengthen the war versus dengue, Governor Lilia Pineda on Monday called for the creation of barangay task forces which would address the rising concern on the mosquito-borne disease at the grassroots level.
“I have asked mayors, barangay officials and our health workers to coordinate with Capitol on the creation of these barangay task forces which will focus on addressing the growing problem of dengue in the province,” she said.
5 Oct 2015 - Angeles wins grand prize in ATOP Pearl AwardsANGELES CITY -- 'People involvement and political will' was, according to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, the winning formula for Angeles as it recently bagged the grand prize at the Pearl Awards, Best Practices in Community Based Tourism Heritage category.
The prestigious award giving body, which is composed of and organized by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines and Department of Tourism (ATOP-DOT), aims to promote the best tourism practices from local government units.
5 Oct 2015 - Binay for president movement launched in Central LuzonCLARK FREEPORT -- Supporters of Vice President Jejomar Binay launched Monday here the “Pangulo na si Jojo Binay Movement” Regional Parallel Group (RPG) Central Luzon to drum up his 2016 election campaign.
The movement is focused on Binay's achievements, executive abilities, position on issues besetting the country today including his pro-poor and pro-people platforms of government.
5 Oct 2015 - Manila Water grants financial aid to Pampanga cooperativesPAMPANGA -- The Manila Water Corporation (MWC) awarded on Monday financial assistance to several multi-purpose cooperatives (MPCs) in the province at the Provincial Capitol.
The MWC turned over P100,000 each to seven MPCs as assistance for their livelihood programs.
5 Oct 2015 - Pampanga joins PH Cooperative Centennial Year celebrationPAMPANGA -- In line with the centennial celebration of Philippine cooperatives, the provincial government here gathered local cooperatives for the annual Cooperatives Month held every October.
Led by the Provincial Cooperative and Entrepreneurial Development Office (PCEDO), cooperatives in the province were feted for their achievements.
5 Oct 2015 - Porac gets P3M for agriculture programsPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac received P3 million from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under the Grassroots Participatory Process (GPP), formerly called Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB).
The fund is part of the P15-million in funds for various social and government programs and projects that the municipality has tried to avail early this year.
5 Oct 2015 - Masantol boosts dengue prevention drivePAMPANGA -- The Municipal Health Office (MHO) said that the municipality is giving larvicide that is provided by the Provincial Health Office to every barangay to prevent mosquitoes from spreading and curb dengue here.
"We also have this method called ‘4:00 pm habit’ wherein every barangay will clean surroundings where mosquitoes usually breed," said Dr. Abelardo Algarne, MHO officer.
5 Oct 2015 - DA assesses 3rd quarter projects and programsDepartment of Agriculture (DA) Regional Executive Director Andrew Villacorta served as the evaluator during the Third Quarter Assessment on DA’s Programs and Project last October 1 to 2 held at City Belt Function Hall, Barangay Dolores of this town.
The two-day assessment aims to see the performance of DA-RFO III when it comes to physical and financial accomplishment after three quarters, to detailed projects implemented by project leader components and to further improve the implementation of DA projects and programs especially the financial requirements.
5 Oct 2015 - Masantol to upgrade day care centers soonPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) here said recently that they are planning to upgrade day-care centers in the town.
Christabel Pauli, MSWDO officer, said that the documents for the accreditation of the day care centers are on-going.
4 Oct 2015 - Pagasa: 3 more storms to replenish Angat DamPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Sunday that a minimum of 660-millimeter of rainfall from at least three more storms is needed to replenish the water level of Angat Dam.
Pagasa made this projection as Tropical Storm Kabayan recently increased the dam's water holdings to 192.9 meters from 190.7 meters last Friday it is unlikely that the reservoir would get enough rain, as the Pagasa said that Angat watershed will be having way below normal rainfall until mid-2016 due to the prevailing El Niño.
4 Oct 2015 - Clark Green City eyed as gov't backup centerCLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said the Clark Green City can be a backup national government center in case a strong earthquake hits Metro Manila.
BCDA president and chief executive officer Arnel Casanova stressed this during his speech at the team building of members of the Anvil Business Club, an association young Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs, at the Anvaya Cobe Beach and Nature Club in Morong Bataan last Friday night.
4 Oct 2015 - Councilor hit for opposing Angeles' P287-M loanANGELES CITY -- A close aide of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has assailed Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin for issuing statement against the P287-million bank loan of the city government to fund various projects.
Jose Aubrey “Jay” Pelayo IV, Pamintuan’s communications officer, said that Lazatin did not voice out his opposition [against the loan and project] in the council.
4 Oct 2015 - Lazatin opposes P287-M loanANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. has voted against the approval of ordinance ratifying the terms and conditions of the city's P287-million loan with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) during a session last September 29.
The loan amounting to P287 million is intended to fund various projects including the controversial P16 million fountain construction at the city's heritage district and the P110 million public cemetery.
3 Oct 2015 - Water works exec: Water rationing in Central Luzon unlikelyPAMPANGA -- An official of the Central Luzon Association of Water Districts (CLAWD) disclosed recently that rationing water to households and domestic consumers in Region III is unlikely despite the El Niño phenomenon seen to last until early next year.
CLAWD official and City of San Fernando Water District General Manager Jorge Gumba said there is enough ground water in the region to supply consumers, although demand for potable water continues to grow due to El Niño.
3 Oct 2015 - Kabayan increases Angat Dam's water level, but not enoughPAMPANGA -- Tropical Storm Kabayan has dumped a few hours of rain over Angat Dam this weekend but local agencies said that the water is still not enough to solve the problems on the domestic water supply of Metro Manila and the irrigation needs of Central Luzon amid the on-going El Nino effects on Central Luzon.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that the water levels at Angat Dam rose by 1.14 meters after 100 millimeters of rainfall was brought in by the tropical storm but that's not yet sufficient to bring the dam’s water level to its normal elevation of 210 meters.
3 Oct 2015 - Clark execs asked to compensate village assisting in Freeport securityCLARK FREEPORT -- A village chief in Mabalacat City has asked Clark officials to compensate some adjacent villages which are assisting in the Clark perimeter security.
Councilor Oscar Aurelio, Liga Ng Mga Barangay president and chairman of Barangay Dau, said the subsidy that some barangays are receiving from the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) were delayed.
3 Oct 2015 - No major flooding in Masantol despite heavy rainsPAMPANGA -- The Masantol disaster management office announced Friday that there was no reported major flooding in the town.
Jess Manansala, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) head, said that they continue to monitor the town especially the most flooded areas here during the onslaught of Typhoon Kabayan but no major flooding was reported recently.
2 Oct 2015 - Arayat on heightened alert for possible landslidesPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in Arayat is keenly monitoring the situation of Mount Arayat as tropical depression "Kabayan" crosses Central Luzon.
MDRRMO head Ricky Mallari said their team is on standby at the area of Barangay San Juan Baño if any disaster, like a landslide occurs.
2 Oct 2015 - Tire company employees assert rights to create labor unionsANGELES CITY -- Workers of Yokohama Tire Philippines, Incorporated (YTPI) recently organized and filed a petition for the right to create labor unions for the rank and file and supervisory personnel of the country’s biggest Japanese tire company located in Clark Freeport.
This was gleaned in a press statement sent by the two unions -- the Alliance of Yokohama Supervisory Personnel and Alliance of Yokohama Employees.
2 Oct 2015 - Container volume doubles at Subic portSUBIC BAY -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has announced that container shipments at the Port of Subic doubled as of August this year as Manila continues to experience massive port congestion.
Roberto Garcia, SBMA chairman, said that as of August this year, container volume at the Port of Subic has already reached 83,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) compared to 43,000 TEUs for the same period last year Garcia said “this indicated a 93 percent increase.”
2 Oct 2015 - Lazatin wants free college for public school teachers' kidsANGELES CITY – City Councilor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. has filed a proposed ordinance granting a "non-wage" benefit to all public school teachers in the form of free tertiary education at the City College of Angeles (CCA) for one of their dependents.
The proposal will apply to public school teachers who are either currently teaching in the elementary, secondary, or tertiary levels or already retired from service.
1 Oct 2015 - CDC starts privatization of Mimosa Leisure EstateCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has initiated the privatization of the Mimosa Leisure Estate.
This was learned from CDC president and chief executive officer Arturo Tugade who said that there were several attempts [by previous CDC management] to privatize MLE and majority of the interested bidders are foreign companies.
1 Oct 2015 - Police release possible identity of ambush gunmanPAMPANGA -- Authorities released the computer composite of the suspected gunman in the shooting incident that transpired in Arayat recently.
Arayat police, together with experts from the crime laboratory, finally put together the physical attributes of the suspected gunman who on Monday morning killed Jaymar Bulanadi, 21 and Ronnie Lugue, 21, both residents of Santa Ana in the reported ambush.
1 Oct 2015 - Angeles bags 2015 regional award on population, youth managementANGELES CITY -- The Population Commission (POPCOM) Region III awarded this city for its active population and development programs for the youth during the re-launching of the Teen Information Center held Tuesday at the City Library.
The city’s creation of the Teen Information Center for Adolescent Health and Youth Development (known as TIC) seeks to reduce incidence of teen pregnancy and the spread of HIV among Angeles’ youth by conducting school and barangay-based peer counseling and leadership trainings since 2005.
1 Oct 2015 - 96 teams to join 1st Luenthai Cup in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- More than 2,000 students from 96 teams in different schools and provinces, including three countries, will compete in the First Luenthai Football Cup on October 3 and 4 to be held at the Parade Grounds here.
Frank Sauceda, president of Luenthai International Group Philippines, Inc. (L&T), in his letter to Clark Development Corporation president Arthur Tugade, said the two-day football event is “for the benefit of the less fortunate youth within our community.”
1 Oct 2015 - BCDA awards Clark Green City road projectCLARK FREEPORT -- State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said it has awarded the contract to improve and rehabilitate some 19.4-kilometers of existing roads leading to and within Clark Green City to the winning bidder, 4B Construction Corporation.
4B Construction Corporation’s bid of P45.9-million was declared the lowest calculated and responsive bid.
1 Oct 2015 - Health caravan launched in CSFPAMPANGA -- The High Impact 5 (HI-5) Caravan of the Department of Health (DOH) was launched in the region and the City Government of San Fernando through its City Health Office recently at SM City Pampanga.
The HI-5 Caravan seeks to intensify the DOH’s five health programs which include Human Immuno-deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome, Service Delivery Network, Maternal Care, Infant Care and Child Care.
1 Oct 2015 - Police nab Korean national for qualified traffickingANGELES CITY -- The Police Regional Anti-Trafficking Task Group 3 (RATTG 3) recently arrested a Korean national and two Filipinas for suspected trafficking near the Walking Street.
Gwang Ryong Kim, 51, was charged with qualified trafficking as he allegedly paid for and intended to prostitute four women to his guests.
1 Oct 2015 - BIR RR4 has new chiefPAMPANGA -- Regional Director Jethro Sabariaga was formally installed as the new regional director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 (RR4) replacing officer-in-charge Regional Director Conrado Lee during simple ceremonies at the BIR regional office here.
The event was attended by officers of the region along with past officers and new members of the RR4 family.
1 Oct 2015 - CDC optimizes idle properties in FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the mandated estate management arm of the Government for the Clark Freeport Zone has successfully revived, recovered and optimized more than 184.25 hectares of idle government properties in the zone.
Based on the latest annual management report of CDC (2014), the GOCC under president Arthur P. Tugade was able to revive contracts for 78.212 hectares and recovered 106.04 hectares of lands.
1 Oct 2015 - Guv discusses Capitol’s health programs to dialysis patientsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda gathered on Thursday 554 dialysis patients from the second district of Pampanga to discuss the health programs of the provincial government and distribute food and non-food assistance.
In her speech, Pineda said that she’s aware of the financial burdens of patients undergoing treatment and encouraged them to have their regular check-up together with their family members at the provincial and district hospitals to prevent them from having the same disease.
1 Oct 2015 - Angeles village execs affirm stand vs CCTV ordinanceANGELES CITY -- Six members of the Barangay Balibago Council who junked the proposed closed circuit television (CCTV) ordinance defended their stand and denied reports that their opposition to the project is politically motivated.
Councilman Kim Timbol said they rejected the proposal during their September 21 session because of several issues.
30 Sep 2015 - October 12, 23 declared special holidays in Angeles CityANGELES CITY -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared October 12 and 23 special non-working holidays in this city in line with the residents’ month-long celebration of Kuliat Festival.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa on September 24 signed Proclamation Number 1130 declaring Monday (October 12) and Friday (October 23) as special non working holidays in the City of Angeles.
Upcoming events in Balibago
Live Rock'n Roll at Midnight RockEvery Thursday night 8pm onwards with Rockin' Dave.
Manic MondayOct 27 2014 Lollipop
Nov 03 2014 Rhapsody
nov 10 2014 Q Bar
Nov 17 2014 The Bunker
Nov 24 2014 Shipwrecked
Dec 01 2014 LaBamba
WOW WednesdayOct 29 2014 Rhapsody
Nov 05 2014 La Bamba
Nov 12 2014 The Bunker
Nov 19 2014 Lollipop
Nov 26 2014 Q Bar
Dec 03 2014 Shipwrecked
Saturday Night FeverOct 11 2014 Kings Landing
Oct 18 2014 LaBamba
Oct 25 2014 Rhapsody
Nov 01 2014 The Bodyshop
Nov 08 2014 Lollipop