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27 Aug 2015 - Yeng wants mandatory PhilHealth coverage for PWDsCLARK FREEPORT -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao has filed House Bill 5939 calling for mandatory Philhealth coverage for all persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Guiao said that under the bill---“An Act Providing Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for all PWDs, Amending for the Purpose of Republic Act 7277, as Amended by RA 9442 the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons,”--- people with disabilities, though having the same health needs as non-disabled people, have less access to health care services and therefore experience unmet health care needs, as noted by the World Health Organization.
27 Aug 2015 - Angeles City vice mayor named outstanding local legislatorANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting was named anew on Wednesday as one of the recipients of the Outstanding Local Legislator Award (OLLA) 2015 from the prestigious Superbrands Marketing International Inc. (SMI)-Philippines.
SMI is an award-giving body engaged in consumer and service products that acknowledges the efforts of public servants and business organizations in their role towards nation building.
27 Aug 2015 - Villanueva: Tesda is for jobs, transformationCLARK FREEPORT -- Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Joel Villanueva has underscored the agency’s role to uplift the lives of the Filipino people.
Villanueva issued the statement during the closing and awarding ceremony of the 2015 Provincial Skills Competition at SM City Clark on Thursday.
27 Aug 2015 - CIAC official expresses support to Philippine carriersCLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) has expressed support to Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific (CEB) which are opposing the granting of additional seat entitlements to Emirates Airlines.
CIAC head Emigdio “Dino” Tanjuatco said that CIAC fully supports the position of the two airlines.
27 Aug 2015 - Body of missing woman found in MasantolPolice said that the body of woman who allegedly drowned at the Pampanga River was found yesterday morning at Barangay Nigui, here.
Police Officer 3 Efren Palpag said that around 5 a.m., the body of the victim was discovered and identified as Estephanie Mercado, 24, a resident of Barangay Pescadores, Candaba.
27 Aug 2015 - 7 dengue cases reported in ApalitAuthorities said Thursday that a total of seven dengue cases in different barangays in Apalit were reported due to the southwest monsoon spawned by Typhoon "Ineng."
Municipal Health Office Nurse II Vilma Manlapaz said that Barangay San Juan had the highest rate of dengue cases.
26 Aug 2015 - House probe sought into Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- The Sangguniang Panlungsod here has asked the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation on the Clark Green Frontier of Singapore-based Capilion Corporation PTE Limited.
The city councilors expressed their request to Congress through a resolution unanimously approved on Tuesday.
26 Aug 2015 - CDC: Capilion is within Clark FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- The 3.8-hectare property where Capilion would put up its Clark Green Frontier (CGF) Project is within the Clark Freeport Zone, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) reiterated Wednesday.
Under Republic Act 9400, the location of the project falls within the Freeport. A survey map issued by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) shows the boundaries of the Clark Freeport Zone and it includes the CGF area.
26 Aug 2015 - Police arrest LTO-3 Flying Squad man who shot colleaguePAMPANGA -- Within three hours, the suspect in the killing of a Land Transportation Office Central (LTO-3) Flying Squad member was arrested in his residence in Capas, Tarlac.
Superintendent Jean Fajardo, chief of police of City of San Fernando, said suspect Eleserio Magasael, also a member of the LTO-3 Flying Squad was in coordination with Capas police.
26 Aug 2015 - Mayor confident court will issue arrest warrant vs town hall thiefPAMPANGA -- Bacolor Mayor Jomar Hizon said Wednesday he is confident that the court will release the warrant of arrest for the municipal hall burglar who carted away some P500,000 from the treasury vault.
He also said that they already know the location of the suspect and will start to coordinate with the authorities there once the documents are ready.
26 Aug 2015 - BIR: Pineda's Sopa an indicator of Pampanga's economic performancePAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Pampanga sees Governor Lilia Pineda’s recent state of the province address or “Ulat Panlalawigan” report on the economic and business performance of the province as one of the positive indicators of the province's economic performance.
BIR RR4 officer-in-charge Conrado Lee said that Pineda's report particularly on fiscal performance and local revenue generation could serve as indicators on how BIR would set its collection targets.
26 Aug 2015 - Man arrested for locking up, abusing live-in partnerPAMPANGA -- Police recently arrested a man for abuse against women and illegal detention at Barangay San Vicente, Apalit.
Police identified the suspect as Chryplerson Gomez, 38, who was accused by his live-in partner Rosally Lugue of beating and detaining her for almost five hours in their house.
26 Aug 2015 - 'The Voice Kids' finalist seeks Kapampangan supportANGELES CITY -- Pampanga’s pride Sassa Dagdag, one of the four finalists in ABS-CBN's talent search "The Voice Kids", and her family are seeking the support of the Kapampangans this Saturday for the grand finals of the singing contest's second season.
Jennifer Dagdag, Sassa's aunt, said they need all the support for Sassa.
26 Aug 2015 - Sto. Tomas police nab top 2 targetPAMPANGA -- Police officers here arrested recently the second most wanted person in the list of Oplan Lambat Sibat at Barangay Moras Dela Paz in Sto Tomas.
Police identified the suspect as Chris Bautista, 27, a resident of the said barangay.
25 Aug 2015 - MIAA: Flight diversion due to bad weatherCLARK FREEPORT -- An official of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has clarified that the diversion of nine Manila-bound flights to Clark International Airport (CRK) over the weekend was due to bad weather.
MIAA public relations officer David Faustino de Castro stated this in reaction to an article saying that the local flights were diverted to Clark due to air traffic congestion.
25 Aug 2015 - 1,100 indigents get food packsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda distributed Tuesday food packs to 1,100 indigents here as part of the provincial government's support to indigents during the typhoon season.
Pineda led the distribution along with Board Member Rosve Henson at the People's Gymnasium in San Fernando.
25 Aug 2015 - LTO-3 Flying Squad man guns down colleaguePAMPANGA -- A Land Transportation Office Central Luzon (LTO-3) Flying Squad member gunned down his law enforcement colleague after a heated argument at a gas station in Barangay San Isidro, San Fernando early morning Tuesday.
City of San Fernando Police Chief Superintendent Jean Fajardo identified the victim as Stanley Ferrer, of Otero Avenue, Barangay Mabayuan, Olongapo City, who died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds.
25 Aug 2015 - BIR wants construction of 'Green Building' in January 2016PAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV (RR4) in San Fernando is optimistic to start the construction of its eight storey "Green Building" by January 2016 as it sets to bid out the P650-million project this December.
BIR RR4 officer-in-charge Conrado Lee told Sun.Star Pampanga that they are now in the process of determining the green initiative measures for the building.
25 Aug 2015 - LTO licensing sites activated in Central LuzonANGELES CITY -- The Land Transportation Office has activated 25 sites in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Eastern Visayas for license issuances.
This is the agency’s response to the driver’s license backlog issue. Allcard Plastics will be responsible of the delivery of license cards over a 12 month period.
25 Aug 2015 - Pamintuan Mansion to boost Angeles City tourismANGELES CITY -- The historic Pamintuan Mansion which reopened on Monday as the Museo ng Kasaysayang Panlipunan ng Pilipinas is expected to boost Angeles City's already thriving local tourism as the re-branded facility boasts of galleries showcasing Filipino culture and tradition.
“The conversion of the Pamintuan Mansion into a museum is good news for the city as we could expect around 500 visitors daily. We are now working at improving our Museo ning Angeles which was formerly the municipal hall so that we could transform this area into a heritage district along with the Holy Rosary Parish Church,” Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said.
25 Aug 2015 - UN food program to establish food packaging center in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) is planning to establish a food packaging center here to support the government on its emergency response.
In a letter to Clark Development Corporation (CDC) dated March 17, 2015, the UNWFP requested for assistance to identify a 3,500 square meter permanent concrete warehouse inside the Freeport.
25 Aug 2015 - 'Ineng' leaves at least 4 dead in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Four have been confirmed dead as heavy to intense rains caused by typhoon Ineng-enhanced southwest monsoon affected Central Luzon.
“Two-year-old Reannelyn Quintero and nine-month-old Regienry Quintero of Purok 2, barangay Manganvaka in Subic, Zambales both died of drowning due to flashflood at around 2:30 in the morning (Tuesday). Their house was swept away by strong current of water along Manganvaka River,” Office of Civil Defense Regional Director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Council Chair Josefina Timoteo said.
24 Aug 2015 - Chinese Cook Hacked DeadA stay-in female Chinese cook identified the victim as Li Shuiying, 41, was hacked to death at the kitchen of an employees’ residence here before dawn last Monday.
Her dead body was discovered by another employee at the kitchen of Residence 5 around 3:45 a.m.
24 Aug 2015 - 2 children drown, another missing in flashfloodsSUBIC BAY -- Two children drowned and another remains missing when their house was swept away by strong currents in Barangay Mangavaka, Subic, Zambales, early dawn Monday, disaster authorities said.
The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council III (RDRRMC-3) said that Reanne Quintero, 2, and his brother Regenty, 9 months old, died in the flashfloods at 2:30 a.m. Monday when their house was swept away by rampaging waters along Manganvaka River.
24 Aug 2015 - Drug couriers nabbedPAMPANGA -- Suspected couriers of illegal drugs, Marvin Vino, 34, and Ronald Tiamson, 47, were nabbed by authorities here while conducting a checkpoint over the weekend.
Police recovered from Tiamson two sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and drug paraphernalia such as disposable lighter, aluminum foil strip and tooter.
24 Aug 2015 - Man arrested for child abuse, illegal firearm possessionPAMPANGA -- Police arrested a man for alleged child abuse and illegal possession of firearms recently at Barangay Sucad, Apalit.
The suspect was identified as Allan Pancho, 44, a resident of Calumpit, Bulacan and was accused by a 14-year-old male of physically abusing him, handcuffing and detaining him at the suspect's house for almost one day on August 15.
23 Aug 2015 - Yakimix reopens Angeles branch at Marquee MallANGELES CITY -- Yakimix restaurant reopened on Sunday its branch at Marquee Mall here following its temporary closure last August 9.
The city government suspended the buffet restaurant’s operations after more than 40 persons allegedly suffered gastroenteritis and other illnesses after eating in the establishment.
23 Aug 2015 - Kapampangan short film bags award in Cebu Int'l Film FestPAMPANGA -- Short film U.S.F.A. created by award-winning director Jason Laxamana has won Best In Philippine Focus (Narrative) at the Cebu International Film Festival (CEBU.IFF) recently.
CEBU.IFF aims to gather global filmmakers to celebrate the art and craft of film making, promoting valuable cross-cultural partnerships, and sharing inspirational stories across the globe. The festival features an exposition of short films from different countries across the world.
23 Aug 2015 - No landslides in Mt. Arayat as 'Ineng' passesPAMPANGA -- Authorities here watched over Mount Arayat for possible landslides while Typhoon Ineng is in the country.
But the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) here reported no incidents of landslide.
22 Aug 2015 - CIAC chief: Projects should not ‘crowd’ Clark FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) has expressed support to the call of a local advocacy group not to “crowd” this Freeport’s entrance as well as the civil aviation complex here.
CIAC president and Chief Executive Officer Emigdio “Dino” Tanjuatco issued the statement during a forum called by the Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM), which is calling for the full development of Clark airport.
22 Aug 2015 - Guv distributes land titles to NHA resettlement site beneficiariesPAMPANGA -- At least 500 National Housing Authority (NHA) - Mount Pinatubo resettlement site beneficiaries received their titles for their houses and lots.
Governor Lilia Pineda and Ines Gonzales, NHA project manager for Pampanga, Bataan and Bulacan, led the distribution of titles to recipients from Bulaon (100 beneficiaries) in the City of San Fernando; Camachile (56), Mawaque (100) and Madapdap (44) in Mabalacat City; Pandacaqui 100) in Mexico; and Sta. Lucia (100) in Magalang resettlements.
22 Aug 2015 - West JASA now fully lightedPAMPANGA -- The western stretch of Jose Abad Santos Avenue from Magliman village to Lazatin Boulevard in this city is now fully lighted and safer for motorists and pedestrians after officials headed by Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez jointly turned the main switch of hundreds of LED lamps on Thursday evening.
Rodriguez told Sun.Star Pampanga that the P43.9-million Road Board "Preventive Maintenance National Road Lighting Program" along the former Gapan-San Fernando-Olongapo Road being implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways' First District Engineering Office is just the initial stage of lighting up vital routes, which includes MacArthur Highway or the Manila North Road.
22 Aug 2015 - Mayor to personally check wirings of burnt drugstorePAMPANGA -- The Bureau Fire Station (BFP) in Candaba said Friday that Mayor Rene Maglanque of this town will personally check the electrical wirings of a drugstore here, which was gutted by fire last Sunday.
FO1 Terence Dela Cruz said that after the drugstore is reconstructed, the mayor will lead the inspection.
22 Aug 2015 - 30 street children rescued in BalibagoANGELES CITY -- Some 30 street children were rescued in two separate operations conducted by officials of Barangay Balibago here.
Balibago village chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac said that they conducted the rescue following several complaints and reports that some of the kids are exploited for illegal activities.
21 Aug 2015 - Clark airport prepared for disastersCLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Clark International Airport (CRK) has assured the airport’s operational readiness should a strong earthquake or any other natural calamities hit the area.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) head Emigdio “Dino” Tanjuatco disclosed this during a recent radio talk show aired over GV AM 792 anchored by broadcast journalist Arnel Panganiban and businessman Ruperto Cruz.
21 Aug 2015 - Angeles City clarifies issue on NCCA fundsANGELES CITY -- "The last tranche of the NCCA funds are not yet with us. It is still with the NCCA."
This was the reaction of Leonardo Kirk Galanza, secretary to the city mayor, on the statement of Jason Paul Laxamana alleging that the city government has not disbursed funds for his CineKabalen project.
21 Aug 2015 - Angeles execs set to file tax relief ordinanceANGELES CITY -- At least five members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod here are set to file an ordinance granting relief in the form of condonation of interests, penalties and surcharges of unpaid real property (RPT) taxes in the city starting 2010 up to 2014.
This was learned from Councilor Alex Indiongco, who disclosed that he and four other members of the city council’s majority bloc, have sponsored the ordinance upon Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan’s request.
21 Aug 2015 - Clamor for 'Congressman Tetangco’ mountsPAMPANGA -- People and organized groups from the grassroots level, farmers, fisherfolk and homeowners are now joining the growing clamor for Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr. to run for fourth district congressman.
A representative from a group who requested anonymity said they are now organizing a movement to call for the replacement of the long-running administration representing the fourth district in the House of the Representatives.
21 Aug 2015 - Angeles Coop hailed best in Central LuzonANGELES CITY -- The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) has recently conferred Angeles City Cooperative Development Office (ACCDO) with the Regional Best Performing Local Government Unit for Chartered Cities during the annual “Gawad Parangal” held in Lubao, Pampanga.
City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan extended his applause and gratitude to the ACCDO for their valiant efforts that lead them to vie for the national best cooperative development agency on its second straight year.
21 Aug 2015 - HIV/Aids cases in Central Luzon up 24.5%PAMPANGA -- The Department of Health (DOH) recorded a 24.5 percent increase in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids) cases in Central Luzon in June 2015 compared to the same period last year.
“There were 61 cases this year which is a significant increase from the 49 reported cases in 2014,” DOH Regional Epidemiologist Jessie Fantone said.
21 Aug 2015 - CSF employees get free flu vaccinesPAMPANGA -- The City Health Office of San Fernando is set to provide its annual flu vaccine to all city hall employees on the month of August this year.
Rural health physician Dr. Cindy Canlas administered the vaccine to Mayor Edwin Santiago, during Monday’s flag raising ceremony, to lead the ceremonial vaccination.
21 Aug 2015 - Mabalacat City gets DILG seal of good governanceMABALACAT CITY -- The City Government has obtained the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance in 2014. This was learned from City Administrator Rosano Paquia who disclosed that Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales is set to formally receive the award on August 28 at Fontana.
20 Aug 2015 - School gets brand new computers from AboitizPower, Sfelapco
20 Aug 2015 - Workshops on senior high school program heldANGELES CITY -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is conducting a series of workshops for its regional and division coordinators for the Adopt-A-School Program (ASP) to strengthen the capacity of its field offices for building partnerships and linkages with educational stakeholders from different sectors for the Department’s Senior High School and other last mile efforts.
The workshop aims to orient newly-designated ASP coordinators on their roles and responsibilities, strengthen coordination, and reinforce guidelines concerning the said program. Standardization among ASP-related processes from project preparation to implementation and monitoring was also emphasized.
19 Aug 2015 - Mexico crime hotspot tag clarifiedPAMPANGA -- Senior Police Officer Robert Reynoso clarified Wednesday that Mexico town has been considered a possible crime hotspot because it is a Class A municipality.
Reynoso’s statement came after the Police Regional Office III said Mexico town is one of the possible crime “hotspots” in the province.
19 Aug 2015 - Best housing design eyes slum-free Clark Green CityCLARK FREEPORT -- The best housing design from the final five entries of the BALE (Building Accessible and Liveable Ecologies) global competition is geared towards making the Clark Green City a slum-free community where everyone can afford decent and quality housing, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said.
The grand winner of the international housing design competition will be awarded on August 20 at the Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City.
19 Aug 2015 - CSF lantern makers benefit from Yaman Pinoy programPAMPANGA -- Some 72 Fernandino lantern makers graduated from the electrical installation and maintenance training conducted by the City Government of San Fernando in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The event was led by City Mayor Edwin Santiago together with Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Councilor Jacklyn Calimlim, DTI Provincial Director Len Ordonio, Investment and Promotions Head Remedios Agoncillo and Project Development Officer Jeffrey Yutuc.
19 Aug 2015 - Pamintuan Mansion to be inaugurated as museumANGELES CITY -- The 125-year-old Pamintuan Mansion in Miranda Street, Barangay Sto. Rosario will be host to hundreds of people on August 25 as it will then be inaugurated as the Museum of Philippine Social History.
The new museum aims to show the wealth and diversity of Filipino culture and the many influences, both local and foreign, as a result of successive colonial experiences. This will be the first ever museum in the country that will delve into social history.
19 Aug 2015 - 35.20% of PSIP II classrooms in Central Luzon completedPAMPANGA -- Citicore-Megawide has completed 358 out of 1,017 or 35.20 percent of the classrooms in Central Luzon that will be built under Phase II of Public-Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Project (PSIP) of Department of Education (DepEd).
In the latest report submitted to the Regional Development Council Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC), Bulacan and Nueva Ecija has the most number of completed classrooms at 106 each followed by Pampanga-79, Bataan-35, Tarlac-20, Zambales-7, and Aurora-5.
19 Aug 2015 - Macabebe disaster officials conduct trainingPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) here conducted a four-day training-seminar from August 18 to 21 on disaster preparedness.
Municipal Administrator Jomel Cruz said that around 25 participants coming from the rescue team, municipal police station, Bureau of Fire Protection and selected barangay officials joined the training-seminar.
18 Aug 2015 - Pamintuan asks City Council to condone tax penaltiesANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has asked the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to pass an ordinance which will condone interest of unpaid real property tax (RPTs).
The mayor certified as “an urgent and priority measure” the granting of “relief in the form of condonation of interests, penalties and surcharges of unpaid RPT for the periods January 1 to December 31, 2010; January 1 to December 31, 2011; January 1 to December 31, 2012; January 1 to December 31, 2013; and, January 1 to December 31, 2014.”
18 Aug 2015 - Marquez orders cops to conduct patrolsPAMPANGA -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ricardo Marquez wants all policemen assigned in all police stations in the country to go out and conduct patrolling in their respective areas of responsibility.
This was the message of Marquez during 114th PNP anniversary held at the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) here on Tuesday.
18 Aug 2015 - Guv lauds agency chiefs for funds approvalPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda extended her gratitude to the national line agency chiefs and their local counterparts in her recent State of the Province Address.
Pineda thanked Dr. Leonita Gorgolon, her partner in delivering quality health services and the regional director of Center for Health and Development.
18 Aug 2015 - Clark garment firm to open sewing school in AngelesCLARK FREEPORT -- A garment factory inside the Freeport is set to open a sewing school in Barangay Cuayan in Angeles City.
The Communications Department of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) said that Luenthai International Group Philippines Incorporated (L&T) recently unveiled the project marker of the training facility.
18 Aug 2015 - Macabebe cops undergo seminar on human rightsPAMPANGA -- The regional office of the Commission on Human Rights conducted a seminar on Monday for 31 police officers in this town under the command of Police Chief Inspector Gil Domingo.
PO1 Irma Hernandez said that the lecture entitled "Human Rights Education of International Humanitarian Law" aimed at educating policemen about the laws and concepts of the human rights.
18 Aug 2015 - Candaba to replace ‘Ibon-Ebon’ festivalPAMPANGA -- The municipal government here said recently that they would conceptualize a festival replacing the “Ibon-Ebon” celebration.
The Ibon-Ebon festival is a colorful event celebrated here every February and is known around the world, but was stopped by incumbent Mayor Rene Maglanque, putting the festival funds to education instead.
18 Aug 2015 - San Simon youth want to make a differencePAMPANGA -- The youth in this town said recently that they wanted to make a difference among other towns by conducting a youth congress to encourage young people to be responsible.
April Deanne Tayag, Youth Congress president, said that she was the one who proposed the congress to Mayor Leonora Wong, who supported it.
18 Aug 2015 - Balibago's odorless piggery to market products soonANGELES CITY -- The "Babuyang Walang Amoy" or Odorless Pigpen in Barangay Balibago will soon be able to market its first set of meat products as the project gained a P50,000 boost from Senator Allan Cayetano and a promise of equipment assistance from the lawmaker through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Barangay Captain Tony Mamac said that the P50,000 would be used as a standby fund for the purchase of ingredients for meat processing as they await the necessary equipment. The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will handle the training programs on meat processing.
18 Aug 2015 - 100 millionth baby gets assistance from cityPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando, together with the Commission on Population (PopCom) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) awarded assistance to the 100 millionth baby Fernandino on Monday.
A year after POPCOM Region III announced the list of the 100 millionth babies, assistance was given to Kylie Espiritu Dalusong as part of her birthday celebration being the symbolic baby of the city.
18 Aug 2015 - Guagua gets nod for 10-year solid waste management planPAMPANGA -- This town received the go-signal from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the implementation of a 10-year Solid Waste Management plan.
Mayor Dante Torres said that the plan now awaits a formal resolution for its actual implementation.
18 Aug 2015 - Guv salutes KDF, Operation SmilePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda acknowledged the efforts and support of Operation Smile International and Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF), their volunteers and donors for the free surgical operation of children with facial malformations due to cleft lip and cleft palate.
The governor also recognized Dr. Antonio Jay Rivera, senior consultant of the Ricardo P. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital Extension in Bacolor for his unrelenting cooperation to the provincial government and its programs, doing surgical operations on patients for free.
18 Aug 2015 - Fire guts P6M worth of medicines in CandabaPAMPANGA -- A pharmacy in this town's capital caught fire on Sunday evening, leaving P6 million worth of medicines, supplies, utensils and cash totally burned.
The fire transpired at Jeans Pharmacy, Ferguson Street in Barangay Buas, Poblacion Candaba.
18 Aug 2015 - DTI provides livelihood funds to Mabalacat CityMABALACAT CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently turned over to the city government some P600,000 which will be used in livelihood projects.
Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales received the check turned-over by DTI officials at the city hall yesterday.
18 Aug 2015 - 1,313 PhilHealth cards distributed to Angeles beneficiariesANGELES CITY -- A total of 1,313 beneficiaries from the 33 villages of this city received their Philhealth Point-of-Care (POC) cards from Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during the turnover ceremony held Monday at the Ospital ning Angeles (ONA).
Pamintuan, along with local officials and village chiefs here, led the distribution of the POC cards that will aid indigent patients of ONA with their medical needs and hospital bills.
18 Aug 2015 - Dog killer arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police here recently arrested a man for allegedly killing a dog brutally in Barangay San Roque, San Luis.
Police said the suspect identified as Milord Perez, 44, a resident of the said barangay but currently staying in Tondo, Manila, was reportedly under the influence of liquor and shot a neighbor's dog several times until it died.
18 Aug 2015 - Macabebe residents willing to give way to road projectPAMPANGA -- Macabebe mayor Annette Balgan said recently that the residents of this town who will be affected by the right of way of a farm-to-market road project of the provincial government are “willing to give way.”
"The process is now on-going. We consulted the affected residents and said that they are willing to give way," Balgan said.
16 Aug 2015 - Maglanque shrugs off civil casePAMPANGA -- Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque said he is certain that the Commission on Audit will dismiss the civil case filed against him by his vice mayor.
Vice Mayor Normita Evangelista filed the case asking the COA to prohibit and nullify an office order issued by the Office of the Mayor.
16 Aug 2015 - Arroyo wants to attend 'pasiyam' for late brotherPAMPANGA -- Former president and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has reportedly asked the Sandiganbayan to attend the "pasiyam" for his late brother Arturo Macapagal.
Arroyo was able to attend necrological services on Saturday but had to leave before 2 pm. The court, however, did not grant her request to attend the pasiyam or novena for the departed.
16 Aug 2015 - Bizman: Government road projects to boost tourismPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) vice chairman Rene Romero said Sunday that he has high hopes that the Department of Tourism (DOT) projects for Central Luzon under the Tourism Road Infrastructure Project Prioritization Criteria (TRIPPC) will provide a "needed boost" to the region's tourism activities.
Romero, a senior member of the Regional Development Council, said that some of the programs under construction works. Among these are the Clark – Angeles – Magalang Road, Angeles City and the West Circumferential Road (Friendship Highway) Angeles City Section.
16 Aug 2015 - Cayetano introduces PTK beneficiaries to bizmenANGELES CITY -- Senator Alan Peter Cayetano has introduced two group-beneficiaries of his Presyo, Trabaho, Kita, Kaayusan(PTK) program to some businessmen in Pampanga during his recent visit in Barangay Balibago here.
Cayetano was accompanied by some officers of Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated (MACCII) including Rene Romero and Pruds Garcia when he turned over another P150 to tricycle drivers and senior citizens here on Friday.
16 Aug 2015 - Guv’s challenge to quarrymen: P2-B quarry revenues in 2016PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda recently challenged quarry operators, haulers, the Kapampangan a Lulugud at Matapat quarrymen and the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) to boost quarry revenues to P2-billion before her second term ends in 2016.
At present, collections from quarry operations in Pampanga stand at P1,476,885,000 excluding derivatives.
15 Aug 2015 - Central Luzon farmers learn to use new equipmentMABALACAT CITY -- Hundreds of farmers in different parts of Central were taught on how to handle modern farm implements during a whole-day training held at the Technology Resource Center (TRC) in Barangay Paralayunan here on Friday.
Engineer Ramon Estanislao, assistant regional director of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Central Luzon, said that they conducted the hands-on seminar for farmers who received the equipment under the government's agricultural modernization program.
15 Aug 2015 - New UP campus to rise inside Clark Green CityCLARK FREEPORT -- The state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority and the University of the Philippines (UP) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) recently that will pave the way for the establishment of a UP global campus in Clark Green City.
BCDA president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova and UP President Alfredo Pascual signed the MOA in simple rites held at the Board of Regents (BOR) Room at the UP Administration Building in Diliman, Quezon City.
15 Aug 2015 - SBMA to release bigger revenue sharesSUBIC BAY -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) will be releasing at least P124-million in revenue shares for the first semester to the seven municipalities and one city located near this premier Freeport.
This was announced by SBMA chairman Roberto Garcia, adding that the P124-million shares for the first semester of 2015 topped last year's P93.7-million by 32.5 percent.
14 Aug 2015 - Angeles mayor calls DOF ‘lazy’ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has called the Department of Finance (DOF) “lazy” for failing to update the income and expenditures of the city.
The mayor was reacting to the DOF’s statement that Angeles City is one of the cities that failed to increase its Real Property Tax (RPT) for the last 18 years.
14 Aug 2015 - Yakimix vows to reimburse food poisoning victimsANGELES CITY -- The management of Yakimix Restaurant at MarQuee Mall has vowed to reimburse their customers who allegedly suffered gastroenteritis and amoebiasis after dining at the buffet food outlet, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said Friday.
The move is included in the official position of the establishment during the hearing called by the Sangguniang Panlungsod last Tuesday, according to the mayor.
14 Aug 2015 - Crimes take dip in MacabebePAMPANGA -- Police in Macabebe said Friday that the town had almost zero crime for the past four months.
Police Officer 1 Pinky Cayanan said that the visibility of cops on roads and areas prevented crimes. He added that the last incident reported was last April at Barangay Caduang Tete here where a motorcycle was allegedly stolen.
14 Aug 2015 - Sta. Ana engineer wants DPWH to coordinate road worksPAMPANGA -- The road widening and upgrading project of the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) which aims to lessen the traffic in this town now causes more headaches for the motorists.
This was disclosed by Sta. Ana Municipal Engineer Hilario Maliwat on Thursday.
13 Aug 2015 - 'Mar-Poe tandem is team to beat in 2016'PAMPANGA -- A tandem between San Fernando Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Senator Grace Poe will be unbeatable in 2016, a Liberal Party stalwart and a businessman said.
Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez said that they are still courting Poe to be the running mate of Roxas in the national elections.
13 Aug 2015 - Soldiers asked to help in preserving natureCLARK FREEPORT -- A high-ranking official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has asked soldiers belonging to the First Air Division of the Philippine Air Force to contribute in the world-wide effort of saving nature.
Major General Raul Del Rosario, commander of the PAF First Air Division, issued his message to the soldiers during the start of the division’s 44th founding anniversary celebration on Thursday.
13 Aug 2015 - Candaba mayor to seek re-electionPAMPANGA -- Candaba mayor Rene Maglanque will seek re-election in 2016, saying he wants to continue improving this town.
Maglanque, who is on his first term, said he has many progressive plans to implement if re-elected, like making the Poblacion area here the center of trading in the province.
13 Aug 2015 - DA hosts marketing seminar on operational planningANGELES CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA)through its Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) spearheaded a three-day Operational Planning workshop at Oasis Hotel in a bid to further develop marketing approaches in agriculture not just in Central Luzon but in key agricultural development areas in the country.
Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (APTC) consultant Rudi Oviedo said that the primary objective of the workshop is to develop or create a common operational approach towards the operational technical services for the APTC of the Luzon cluster.
13 Aug 2015 - Police nab drug pusherPAMPANGA -- Joselito Salinas, 28, a resident of San Jose of this city, was arrested after selling sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride, otherwise known as shabu.
Operatives were able to confiscate three sachets of the illegal drug and recover the P500 marked money.
13 Aug 2015 - Angeles village visited by CamSur village execsANGELES CITY -- Leaders from various villages of Calabanga town in Camarines Sur recently visited Barangay Balibago of this city as part of their Lakbay Aral program.
The CamSur delegation decided to visit Balibago in order to learn and adopt some of its best practices and programs relative to local governance.
12 Aug 2015 - Capilion to construct green buildingsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Capilion Corporation Pte Ltd. will build “green buildings” in its P7-billion mixed use facility project called Clark Green Frontier (CGF).
This was gleaned in the question and answer (Q&A) released by the Clark Development Corporation recently.
12 Aug 2015 - Guv thanks private sector for helping rebuild PampangaPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Wednesday thanked and lauded the provincial government’s private sector partners for helping the province rise from the devastation wrought by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991.
In the introductory note of her state of the province address, Pineda said that the Save Pampanga Movement, Save San Fernando Movement and the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber mustered efforts that allowed Kapampangans to rise from the ashes, embodied in the late Governor Bren Z. Guiao’s famous quote “Eko magmalun.
12 Aug 2015 - Minalin conducts anti-rabies vaccinationPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Agricultural Office said Wednesday that they had vaccinated close to 2,000 dogs and cats in different barangays of Minalin town since July.
Dr. Aneleah Venturina, MAO veterinarian, said that eight out of 10 barangays have been visited in the town and a total of 1,954 dogs and cats have been injected with anti-rabies vaccine.
12 Aug 2015 - Police disseminate tips on rape preventionPAMPANGA -- Police in Candaba are now distributing fliers that contain tips and information on preventing rape.
Police Officer 3 Aldrin Soliman said this is one of the public service advisories of the Philippine National Police to lessen crimes in the country.
12 Aug 2015 - 187 policemen deployed for guv’s SopaPAMPANGA -- A total of 187 policemen were deployed to maintain peace and order at the State of the Province Address (Sopa) of Governor Lilia Pineda on Wednesdat at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in this city.
The city police here, led by Police Superintendent Jean Fajardo were augmented by different municipal police personnel for security, traffic maintenance and implementation of safety measures.
12 Aug 2015 - Yeng disappointed in PH’s failure to clinch World Cup hosting rightsPAMPANGA -- Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao on Wednesday expressed disappointment in the country’s failure to win the bid over China in hosting the FIBA 2019 world basketball tourney.
“Of course, disappointed tayo but I think China has the qualifications to host the 2019 FIBA," Guiao said before Governor Lilia Pineda’s state of the province address at Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in this city.
12 Aug 2015 - Cops arrest drug suspectPAMPANGA -- Police officers arrested a drug suspect on a buy bust operation recently at Barangay Tenejero, Candaba.
Police said that the suspect identified as Victor Castro, 31, a resident of Barangay Talang, here violated Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002
11 Aug 2015 - Angeles court stops sewerage projectCLARK FREEPORT -- An Angeles City court has issued a preliminary injunction against a sewerage handling and sanitary disposal project at the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ).
Executive Judge Omar Viola of the Angeles Regional Trial Court branch 57 stated in his order that respondents (Lydia C. Soliman, Tesuphils Inc., and Rainbow Holdings, Inc.) “are hereby restrained and enjoined from implementing the June 16, 2015 Memorandum of Agreement, including the Joint Venture as well as other activities related thereto or in connection with the construction, establishment and operation of the Waste Recovery Facility in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City, CSEZ.”
11 Aug 2015 - Aetas to file raps vs CDC execsCLARK FREEPORT -- Leaders of different Aeta tribal communities in Mabalacat City in Pampanga and Bamban town in Tarlac have bared plans to file criminal and administrative charges against Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for allegedly disregarding the Ancestral Domain Law.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by Juvylyn Margarito, spokesperson of the Aeta communities, after a court issued an order directing the proponents of the $2 million sewerage handling and sanitary disposal project in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City to stop constructing the facility.
11 Aug 2015 - Pampanga gets P7M from DILGPAMPANGA -- The provincial government received on Monday a check worth P7-million as Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) from the Department Of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
DILG Provincial Director Myrvi Fabia personally handed the check to Governor Lilia Pineda and board members.
11 Aug 2015 - Kapampangan photographer leads PH launching of IPAPAMPANGA -- Multi-awarded photographer Ruston Banal has led the Philippine launching of the International Photography Awards (IPA) in this year’s installment of The Lucie Awards recently.
Banal said that the IPA will hold its 13th annual competition to compete for the top prizes at the Lucie Awards Foundation to be held at Carnegie Hall New York City on October 27.
11 Aug 2015 - Mabalacat police chief urged to solve drug problem, traffic woesMABALACAT CITY -- Mabalacat City Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales has directed the newly-installed police chief here to work on the city’s problems on illegal drugs and traffic congestion.
The mayor issued his marching orders to Superintendent Jomar Basa, who assumed his post last August 4, replacing Superintendent Nicolas Torre.
11 Aug 2015 - Clark Museum features science, technology exhibitsCLARK FREEPORT -- Works of students coming from various schools in Pampanga are currently featured in a Science and Technology exhibit series at the Clark Museum.
The undertaking is co-organized by the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Central Luzon campus, Clark Development Corporation (CDC), and Department of Science and Technology.
11 Aug 2015 - Central Luzon CCT beneficiaries get corn seedsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office III (DA-RFO3) has extended its grain distribution not just to farmers of Central Luzon but also to include the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries.
The 4Ps is a program under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which aims to eradicate extreme poverty in the country by improving the health, nutrition needs and education of children through conditional cash transfer.
11 Aug 2015 - 11 patrol vehicles to be used in anti-crime campaignPAMPANGA -- Eleven newly acquired Kia personnel carriers which are part of the 102 patrol vehicles for the Police Regional Office-III (PRO3) will be distributed to the Regional Public Safety Battalion and different provincial and city public safety companies for the anti-crime campaign.
The turn-over ceremony was held on Monday here and was attended by Director Maro Virgilio Lazo, chief of the Special Action Force.
11 Aug 2015 - Sta. Ana to construct slope protection to lessen floodingPAMPANGA -- The local government of Sta. Ana will soon construct slope protection along Matubig Creek will lessen flooding in low-lying areas here.
The project has a budget of P550,000 from the Bottom-up Budgeting of the national government.
10 Aug 2015 - Dole wants end to steel plant rowThe Department of Labor and Employment Central Luzon (Dole-3), together with the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), said they are finding a way to put an end to the dispute between workers and the management of the closed steel plant in San Simon.
Dole-3 Regional Director Ana Dione said the issue has dragged on for long since both camps failed to reach an agreement.
10Aug 2015 - Groups agree to resolve flooding woes immediatelyPAMPANGA -- The city government here headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. on Monday agreed to resolve recurrent flooding in some areas here.
During the anti-flood meeting at Carworld in this city, PamCham Chairman Emeritus Levy P. Laus stressed that concerned stakeholders should not wait for “rain three” as previous monsoon rain caused flooding, stranding hundreds of vehicles and pedestrians overnight.
10 Aug 2015 - Capitol opens P12.5-M development centerPAMPANGA -- The provincial government led by Governor Lilia Pineda, together with Senator Cynthia Villar, formally opened yesterday the Pampanga Center for Development (PCD) in Barangay Moras dela Paz, Sto Tomas to equip Kapampangans with needed trainings and seminars attuned for human and community development.
The newly and fully renovated two buildings vacated by the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) -- funded at an amount of P12.5-million by the provincial government -- will be used as facilities for the trainings and seminars for out-of-school youths, college graduates who will undertake review classes and local officials for their professional growth.
10 Aug 2015 - Porac gets P7-M fire truckPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac received one of 80 1000-gallon fire trucks from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), through the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), as part of the first batch of 469 fire trucks to be distributed all over the country.
Vice Mayor Dexter David said that they formally received the new vehicle at Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba, Laguna City over the weekend.
10 Aug 2015 - Cheaper flour pushes down bread, noodle pricesANGELES CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently reported that the suggested retail prices (SRP) of bread products like Pinoy tasty and pandesal have dropped due to the steady decrease in the price of hard flour.
The Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) of DTI said that the baking industry implemented a P0.50 to P1 reduction in the price of loaf bread while the price of 10 pieces of pandesal was reduced by P1.
10 Aug 2015 - Central Luzon residents asked to support 2015 censusPAMPANGA -- Central Luzon residents are urged by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to support and actively participate in the conduct of the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015) which begins Tuesday.
“POPCEN 2015 is designed primarily to take an inventory of the population of the entire Philippines. It also collects information about some characteristics of the population such as age, sex, marital status, and highest grade completed,” PSA Interim Regional Director Edgardo Pare said.
10 Aug 2015 - Siblings injured in motorcycle mishapPAMPANGA -- Two men were injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night at Barangay Sulipanin Apalit.
Police said the victims were riding a black Isuzu Radar 150 (5174 AO) and were heading home to Barangay San Isidro, Magalang after work from Manila.
9 Aug 2015 - Armed men caught on camera robbing steel storePAMPANGA -- Police were called to the LMD Steel in Barangay Sampaloc, Apalit last Thursday afternoon but the robbers managed to get away after stealing some P20,000 worth of cash and gadgets from the victims.
Police said that two unidentified men entered LMD Steel, pointed their short firearms at the victims and declared hold-up.
9 Aug 2015 - Reduce use of paper, BIR official urges menPAMPANGA -- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 3 officer-in-charge Conrado Lee has called on personnel of the regional office here to help in protecting the environment by reducing the consumption of paper and printing only necessary documents.
He encouraged employees to print only necessary documents and to make use of digital formats in ordinary office community. Lee said that it takes 12 trees to make one ton of 100 percent non-recycled newsprint.
9 Aug 2015 - Marian enthusiast to host exhibit on the life of MaryPAMPANGA -- Santa Rita de Cascia Parish Youth Ministry head Glenn Canlas will be hosting an exhibit on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary with images coming from different art collectors depicting scenes from the biblical life of Mary and from popular tradition.
Exhibit features the images of Mary under the titles and honors accorded by the Roman Catholic Church and the people and communities all over the world and is initially planed to be held in this town this September.
9 Aug 2015 - Former Masantol vice mayor not running in 2016 electionsPAMPANGA -- Despite his continuous service to people as member of the Coastal Emergency Response Office, former Vice Mayor Marcelo "Bajun" Lacap will not seek for any elective post in May 2016.
Lacap said he entered politics when he was 24 years old as a barangay captain and he wants to focus his attention now to his family.
9 Aug 2015 - Comelec conducts satellite registration at SM PampangaPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in this city conducted over the weekend a satellite registration at SM City Pampanga.
This is part of the agency's program to urge the voting public including the youth to register and exercise their rights to suffrage.
8 Aug 2015 - Angeles orders temporary closure of mall restoANGELES CITY -- The City Government has issued a temporary closure order against Yakimix Restaurant located inside the Ayala Marquee Mall here after some 25 people were hospitalized after allegedly dining at the buffet food chain.
The Notice of Temporary Closure dated August 7 was signed by City Administrator Dennis Pamintuan pending the result of the test on food, water supply, additives, ingredients collected from the restaurant.
8 Aug 2015 - CDC: P7-B Clark project to benefit local economyCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) stated that the P7-billion Clark Green Frontier (CGF), which is being handled by Singapore-based Capilion Corporation Incorporated, will benefit the local economy.
This was gleaned in a Question and Answer (Q&A) released by the state-owned corporation in a bid to inform the public about the mixed-use facility, which will be constructed at the freeport’s main entrance.
8 Aug 2015 - Yakimix: 'Everything we serve is safe'ANGELES CITY -- The management of Yakimix Restaurant at MarQuee Mall in Angeles City assured Saturday the public that everything it serves is safe and that it complies with health and sanitation standards.
In its statement, Yakimix said, "We value the welfare of all our customers. We always strictly comply even above the cleanliness and sanitation standards set by health authorities. Thus, we assure you that everything we serve is safe."
8 Aug 2015 - Police: 19 Central Luzon areas possible 'hot spots'PAMPANGA -- At least 19 areas in Central Luzon have been identified as possible crime "hot spots" leading police to intensify the "Oplan Lambat-Sibat."
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos pinpointed the cities of Cabanatuan, San Jose and Gapan in Nueva Ecija; San Jose Del Monte and Malolos in Bulacan; San Fernando, Mabalacat and Angeles in Pampanga; Balanga in Bataan and Tarlac in Tarlac province.
8 Aug 2015 - Santiago focused on service, not politicsPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago of this city said he does not want to talk about politics for the meantime as he is focused on serving Fernandinos.
Santiago said he believes on succession management where projects started must be finished and that is what he is doing right now.
8 Aug 2015 - MNTC to add extra lanes in NLEx Mabalacat areaPAMPANGA -- The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) is set to add additional lanes on the Dau to Santa Ines section of North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) for the safety and convenience of motorists.
MNTC president Rodrigo Franco said that the project will include a four kilometer-lane for the Dau-Sta. Ines section where there has been a recorded high number of accidents due to collision.
7 Aug 2015 - 25 hospitalized after dining in mall restoANGELES CITY -- At least 25 people were hospitalized after allegedly dining in a buffet restaurant inside a mall in this city over the past few days.
The victims were reportedly admitted in various hospitals including Angeles University Foundation Medical Center (AUFMC), The Medical City Clark (TMC), Sacred Heart Hospital, Saint Rafael Medical Center, Ospital ning Angeles, Angeles Medical Center and Makabali Memorial Hospital in the City of San Fernando.
7 Aug 2015 - San Luis mayor to seek re-electionPAMPANGA -- Mayor Venancio Sagum Macapagal said on Friday that he, Vice- Mayor Leonardo Salas Jr., and some Municipal Board members will seek re-election next year.
Macapagal said that his team belongs to the local political party Kambilan.
7 Aug 2015 - Trader to bring more Japanese firms to ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- A top executive of a Japanese firm here expressed his intention to bring more Japanese firms in Clark.
Clark Premiere Industrial Park Inc. (CPIP) president and Chief Executive Officer Hiroyasu Yaguchi cited the Freeports' potential in terms of business and tourism.
7 Aug 2015 - 4 Angeles City cops relievedFour policemen were relieved after a detainee, Arnaldo Nunag, 50, a former member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and resident of Barangay Pandan, escaped from the detention cell of the City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSOTG) office in Angeles City on Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, city police director, said those relieved were Police Officer 1 Jeffrey Latosa, Adonis Rabanal, Cris Adsuara and Joven Malazzab, all assigned at the CAIDSOTG.
6 Aug 2015 - Village exec wants lost territory backANGELES CITY -- A village chief in this city has bared plans to recover some portions of his barangay, which were lost because of what he described as "bad politics or political patronage" during the term of previous city and barangay officials.
Balibago chairman Rodelio Mamac, during a media forum hosted by the Pampanga Press Club at the Widus Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, cited several including the Bayanihan Park, which also covers parts of SM City Clark.
6 Aug 2015 - Santiago: San Fernando ready for Asean integrationPAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago said the city is ready for the economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).
Recognized recently as the second most competitive city in the Philippines, Santiago said that he believes the city can keep pace with the growing economy of the country.
6 Aug 2015 - Edukasyon.ph founder named among 2015 Asia 21 Young LeadersANGELES CITY -- Henry Motte-Muñoz has been named by Asia Society as part of the Class of 2015 Asia 21 Young Leaders, the preeminent network of young leaders from across the Asia Pacific, representing the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He is the only Filipino who made it to this year’s batch of leaders.
Henry Motte-Muñoz is the founder of Edukasyon.ph, a comprehensive online database of higher education courses and scholarships, which will launch in the Philippines this year.
6 Aug 2015 - Guv lauded for rehab of district hospitalsPAMPANGA -- The daughter of former president Diosdado Macapagal has lauded the Provincial Government led by Governor Lilia Pineda for the renovation of the Romana Pangan District Hospital (RPDH) here, as well as other district hospitals in the province.
Cielo Macapagal-Salgado said their grandmother Romana Pangan, and her father "Apung Dadong," "would be very happy in heaven seeing the present condition of the hospital."
6 Aug 2015 - Businessman: Corruption not the real problem in PHPAMPANGA -- "The problem in the Philippines is not really corruption, but people who perpetrate and tolerate the act."
Thus said Dr. Maurice GT Teo, a prominent businessman and lecturer in Asia, during the third Regional Development Council lecture series on the Asean Economic Community on Wednesday here.
6 Aug 2015 - Japanese company invests P7.7M in Clark FreeportCLARK FREEPORT -- A supplier of electrical equipment in Japan is set to expand its business by locating in Clark with P7.7 million investments in its first three years of operations here.
In a report submitted by Clark Premiere Industrial Park (CPIP) to Clark Development Corporation, JTA Electronics Philippines Corporation (JTA) has recently established its manufacturing plant here.
6 Aug 2015 - Angeles officials receive medical supplies from USANGELES CITY -- City officials received on Wednesday assorted medical supplies, which are part of the humanitarian assistance program of the United States military.
The medical supplies on board a cargo truck arrived via the floating hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), which docked at the Subic Bay Freeport on August 5.
5 Aug 2015 - JASA drainage systems need massive overhaulPAMPANGA -- Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and San Fernando City Government here said that major drainage systems along the vital Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA), particularly the 150-meter stretch along the Dolores intersection and flyover, will need massive overhaul to avoid a repeat of deep and prolonged flooding that occurred last month.
In the last two weeks of July when heavy monsoon downpours caused flashfloods in the area, hundreds of pedestrians and motorists coming off from work were stranded, forcing many to stay overnight at offices, convenience stores and sleep in transport terminals.
5 Aug 2015 - Pampanga, Bulacan may sustain P3-B in losses due to El NiñoPAMPANGA -- The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said that areas that depend on the Angat Dam for their water supply may sustain P3.82-billion worth of damages to their agricultural production due to the effects of the El Niño phenomenon.
NIA's projection covers 47,950 hectares farmlands or 225,000 metric tons of rice. The areas are within Pampanga and Bulacan provinces whose farmlands are serviced by the by Angat-Maasin River Irrigation System (AMRIS).
5 Aug 2015 - Fisherfolk get P2.8-M food aid, P1.4-M cash from vice-governorPAMPANGA -- Vice Governor Dennis Pineda distributed on Wednesday at least P2,839,000 worth of food assistance and additional P1,419,500 in cash to 2,839 affected fisherfolk in six towns due to a recent fishkill in Pampanga River.
The number of fisherfolk-beneficiaries are as follows: 490 from Candaba, 147 from San Luis, 556 from San Simon, 650 from Masantol, 254 from Macabebe and 742 from Apalit.
5 Aug 2015 - Arayat crime rate downPAMPANGA -- The crime rate in this town decreased due Oplan Lambat Sibat, police disclosed on Wednesday.
Following the guidelines and procedures of Oplan Lambat Sibat, police here led by Police Superintendent Allan Barruga Palomo said they were able to decrease crime rate by 9.59 percent and increase crime solution efficiency by 6.11 percent based on 2014 reports.
5 Aug 2015 - San Fernando to avail of loan facilityPAMPANGA -- Despite their big tax collection for the past year, the City Government here said they will avail of the term loan credit facility to fund some of the projects lined up for this year.
City treasurer Mary Ann Bautista said that despite the big numbers on their tax collection, the city cannot pour the money on infrastructures alone as there are other annual basic services to focus on.
5 Aug 2015 - Mamac to face 3 lawyers in 2016ANGELES CITY -- A village chairman here welcomed Wednesday the possibility of contending with three lawyers in the city's vice mayoralty race in 2016.
During a media forum hosted by the Pampanga Press Club at Widus Hotel and Casino in Clark Freeport, Balibago Barangay chairman Rodelio Mamac said that he will face incumbent councilors Bryan Nepomuceno and Arvin Suller, and former councilor Willie Rivera in next year's polls.
5 Aug 2015 - Residents near Pampanga River experience stomach pains, vomitingPAMPANGA -- Apalit residents near the Pampanga River experienced stomach pains and vomiting during the cleaning and removal of waste and water lilies from the water channel recently, authorities here said.
Rural Health Unit head Edwin Dimalanta said that the residents reported they experienced vomiting and stomach pains because of the bad odor that was emitted while the river was being cleaned by authorities.
5 Aug 2015 - MNTC apprehensive on 'renaming' NLExANGELES CITY -- A top official of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) has expressed apprehensions over the renaming of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to Corazon Aquino Expressway (CAEx).
MNTC president and Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Franco said on Wednesday that NLEx has already established its own identity.
5 Aug 2015 - CDC welcomes TRO vs waste treatment facility in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) welcomes the issuance by an Angeles City Court of an order that halts the construction of a waste recovery facility along Sacobia River at the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ).
Executive Judge Omar Viola of Regional Trial Court branch 57 issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) status quo ante order against the construction of the said project in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City.
5 Aug 2015 - Parts of Pampanga to experience 9-hour power outage on August 6PAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines announced Wednesday the shutdown of some of its transmission facilities from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6.
NGCP Corporate Communications Officer Ernest Vidal said that Bacolor, Sta. Rita, Sasmuan, Porac, Lubao, Guagua and Floridablanca under distribution utilities (DU) Pampanga II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PELCO II) and San Fernando Light and Electric Power Company (SFELAPCO-Floridablanca) will be affected by the nine-hour power outage.
5 Aug 2015 - 700 children benefit from retirees organization's medical missionANGELES CITY -- More than 700 children in Barangay Capaya and other villages in this city benefitted from a medical mission conducted by the Returned and Services League (RSL) of Australia Angeles City Chapter recently.
Barangay Balibago Chairman Rodelio Mamac, coordinator of RSL Angeles City Chapter, said that they also distributed free medicines and vitamins to the kids.
5 Aug 2015 - Bukas Kotse gang member nabbed in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- Elements of the city police arrested an alleged member of the Bukas Kotse gang after her attempt to steal almost P100,000 worth of items from a car in Barangay Quebiawan here.
According to police, Minie Lea Nasal, 36, was caught ransacking the things of Rose Ann Reyes inside her car after she parked it in front of Lelut Baculud to buy breakfast at 4:00 a.m. on Monday.
3 Aug 2015 - Four Fake NBI Agents Arrested in Angeles City with 6 Guns and 94 BulletsANGELES city – Four men were arrested in a sting operation which not only found them in possession of six handguns and 94 bullets, but the men were posing as NBI agents in Angeles City.
The bogus agents were arrested by the Pampanga Criminal Investigation and Detection Team and city police on Monday night.
3 Aug 2015 - Pampanga donates P200M lot to taxmanPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government donated a P200–million one-hectare property to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV (RR4) for the construction of its eight storey P650-million building.
BIR RR4 Officer-in-Charge Conrado Lee said the property along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Sindalan, this city, where the bureau's new building will be constructed will have ample parking for vehicles, providing more convenience and accessibility to commuting taxpayers.
3 Aug 2015 - Pamintuan honors former Angeles councilorANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led the local government in giving honor and recognition to former city councilor and businessman Dr. Irineo "Bong" Alvaro during Monday's flag raising ceremony at the City Hall.
A plaque of gratitude was presented to Alvaro in recognition of his family's donation to the scholarship fund of students of the City College of Angeles (CCA).
3 Aug 2015 - Board passes 535 resolutions, 51 ordinances in 2014PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Board (PB) headed by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda has ratified a total of 535 resolutions and 51 ordinances catering mostly to significant needs of Kapampangans in 38 sessions and 109 committee hearings in 2014.
One of the resolutions approved last year was the Senior Citizens Code of the province. The said ordinance led to the creation of the Provincial Council for the Welfare of Senior Citizens. Through the ordinance, the Provincial Government was able to focus more on aged Kapampangan men and women of the province.
3 Aug 2015 - Apalit exec: 'Work first before politics'PAMPANGA -- Vice-Mayor Peter Nucom of Apalit said Monday that work and service for the people is his priority over politics even as he said he was eyeing the mayoralty seat of Apalit in 2016.
"I have a plan to run for mayor next election. However, me and my partner (Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr.) are still discussing about it. But for now, we have to work first," said.
3 Aug 2015 - Porac gets another P1-M performance challenge fundPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac formally received another P1- million from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as it recently qualified under the agency's Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) for its 2014 performance.
The check was formally presented before government officials and employees of the town on Monday.
3 Aug 2015 - Mothers join Breastfeeding Pinays Hakab 2015MABALACAT -- Dozens of mothers joined this year's Hakab Na! 2015 event hosted by the Breastfeeding Pinays Pampanga highlighting support and awareness of the economic benefits of breastfeeding.
The event gathered supporters and promoters of breastfeeding at the Air Force City Officers Club last August 1.
3 Aug 2015 - Mexico starts dredging, desilting waterwaysPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government here is now on full gear in dredging and desilting waterways to avert flooding and prevent fishkills from happening.
Municipal Engineer Orlando Cruz said that they are removing debris and other waste materials that are entrenched in the water floors.
2 Aug 2015 - Arayat students benefit from cops' feeding programPAMPANGA -- Forty-nine Day Care students of Barangay Camba, Arayat were chosen as beneficiaries of the Municipal Police Station's campaign against malnutrition.
Through the help of the local government here, the Arayat Police Station shared their resources to the indigent children of the town by conducting a feeding program.
2 Aug 2015 - BIR Pampanga joins agency's 111th anniversary celebrationPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Pampanga (Revenue Region 4) joined the celebration of the department’s 111th year anniversary yesterday with a program honouring service awardees and activities showcasing personnel talents.
The event was led by BIR RR4 officer-in-charge Conrado Lee who enjoined all BIR personnel to continue with the culture of excellence in the revenue region. Lee also reported on the current developments in RR4 as he announced the approval of the P650 fund by the national office for the construction of the new BIR building in Barangay Sindalan.
2 Aug 2015 - CSF joins breastfeeding drivePAMPANGA -- The San Fernando city government takes part in a worldwide drive to raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding.
Almost 300 breastfeeding mothers and supporters gathered on Saturday at SM City Pampanga for the Big Latch On 2015 where mothers nursed their children all at the same time.
2 Aug 2015 - Macabebe police observe PCR monthPAMPANGA -- Police officials here said Sunday that they conducted different activities in July as part of the celebration for Police Community Relations month.
A dialogue on special laws and a feeding program were among the activities conducted by the local police.
2 Aug 2015 - Crimes in Central Luzon down 20 percent - SantosPAMPANGA -- Crime incidents in Central Luzon have decreased by 20 percent since the implementation of Oplan Lambat-Sibat in March, police said.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, Officer-In-Charge of Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3), attributed this to the continuous conduct of checkpoints, mobile and beat patrols and other police operations.
1 Aug 2015 - USNS Mercy to conduct surgical missionSUBIC BAY -- The floating hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is set to arrive here on August 5 to undertake a cleft-lip and palate surgical mission as part of Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15), the largest annual multi-lateral humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
According to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), the surgical mission will be done aboard the USNS Mercy and will be sponsored by Operation Smile and the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) in cooperation with Rotary International District 3790.
1 Aug 2015 - Fishkill-affected folks to get aidPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Agriculture Office in Candaba said Friday that Governor Lilia Pineda will extend assistance to each fishermen in every town affected by the recent fishkill.
Municipal Agriculture Officer Mario Concepcion said that Governor Pineda instructed local officials to collect all the names of the fisherfolks affected.
1 Aug 2015 - Minalin sets 'Boat R'PAMPANGA -- The Municipal Agriculture Office in Minalin said recently that they will begin the "Boat R" or the registration of boats next week.
Municipal Agriculture Officer Edna Manlapaz said that the files and equipment to be used on measuring and registering the boats are ready.
1 Aug 2015 - Firm conducts disaster preparedness seminarCLARK FREEPORT -- The Yokohama Tire Philippines Incorporated (YTPI) has conducted an emergency preparedness and response (EPR) seminar for selected schools and universities in nearby cities of Mabalacat and Angeles and San Fernando.
Officials of various public and private schools attended the seminar spearheaded by the Japanese tire firm's Safety Management Team.
30 Jul 2015 - Mabalacat exec to CDC: Respect rights of AetasMABALACAT CITY -- Mabalacat Vice Mayor Christian Halili has asked the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to respect the rights of the Aeta tribesmen.
The city vice-mayor issued the statement in reaction to reports that a group of Aetas encountered difficulties entering and going out of their residential areas, which they claimed are their ancestral lands.
30 Jul 2015 - San Fernando gets performance challenge fundPAMPANGA -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has awarded the City of San Fernando the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) for its exemplary participation in pushing for development in the local government through transparency, accountability and performance rating.
Mayor Edwin Santiago, together with San Fernando DILG Officer Engr. Jose Algy Canlas, City Treasurer Mary Ann Bautista and City Engineer Efren De Leon received the award recently at given at Bliss Hotel here.
30 Jul 2015 - Angeles holds earthquake drill at city hallANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) conducted a Fire and Earthquake Drill at city hall with the employees and officials of the local government here on Thursday.
Participants simulated an actual evacuation in case of an earthquake occurring with all its resulting after-effects, including fire, structural collapse, injuries and evacuation and rescue procedures.
30 Jul 2015 - Businessmen want DPWH to observe safety standards in road worksPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) has called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on concerns of road safety in different construction sites in Central Luzon.
PamCham Vice Chairman Rene Romero in a July 22 letter lauded the DPWH for its development works but was quick to point out certain concerns in safety standards that the business chamber deems wanting of improvement.
29 Jul 2015 - Morales: Mabalacat area in Clark can be attractive investment site for CapilionMABALACAT CITY -- Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales said there are more areas in Clark that the Singaporean firm can relocate, especially in areas historically under the jurisdiction of the said third component city of Pampanga, which will still be attractive to the investor.
This stemmed after the some government officials and business leaders in Angeles City are not in conformity of the present location of Capilion Corp. Pte. Ltd. located near the Freeport’s main gate in the said city.
29 Jul 2015 - Angeles exec on P7-B project: 'We are not rejecting Capilion'ANGELES CITY -- A city official clarified on Wednesday that they are not rejecting the P7-billion development project of the Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited in Clark Freeport.
Councilor Max Sangil issued the statement in reaction to a news article quoting Mayor Marino Morales as saying that he welcomes the project if Angeles City officials will reject it.
29 Jul 2015 - Angeles village pushes for CCTV project in commercial areaANGELES CITY -- Officials in this city's commercial village of Balibago are now pushing for the approval of a barangay ordinance, which will require business establishments to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in their respective premises.
This was learned from Balibago Chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac who revealed that they have already consulted owners and managers of nightclubs, spa, restaurants, and other commercial establishments regarding the project.
29 Jul 2015 - Clark workers close to 80,000CLARK FREEPORT — Workers in this Freeport are now close to 80,000, according to the Clark Development Corporation (CDC).
The state-owned corporation stated that there was an increase of more than 6,892 workers (nine percent) from June 2014 to June this year.
29 Jul 2015 - Cops arrest men in drug sessionPAMPANGA -- Rudolf Balgos, 42, Kaiser Carbungco, 25, both residents of Mabalacat City and Diosdado Abuan, 34, a resident of the City of San Fernando were arrested while in the act sniffing suspected shabu inside a vehicle along the highway of Barangay Sto. Domingo here.
Police said that around 9:11 p.m., they received a call from Barangay Sto. Domingo councilor Edmund Atienza who said that some men were having a drug session inside a white Toyota Hi-Ace van along the road of the said barangay.
28 Jul 2015 - Guv to BFAR: Test waters in upper Pampanga RiverPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to conduct an examination on the quality of water along the upper stream of the Pampanga River especially in the sections of Nueva Ecija and Tarlac to determine the cause of the recent fishkill.
The fish kill affected the towns of Arayat, Candaba, Masantol, Macabebe, Apalit, San Luis and San Simon.
28 Jul 2015 - Morales welcomes Capilion in MabalacatMABALACAT CITY -- Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales is willing to assist the Singaporean firm to relocate in the Mabalacat area of the Clark Freeport should the local government of Angeles City and business groups continue to reject the multi-billion-peso investment project because of boundary issue.
"If government and some sectors in Angeles City are against the P7-billion Capilion investment project, Mabalacat City is willing to help the Singaporean firm to relocate in the Mabalacat area of the Freeport," Morales said.
28 Jul 2015 - Vice guv wants heightened vigilance vs disastersPAMPANGA -- Vice Governor Dennis Pineda met on Monday with council members and representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) and other local officials on their assessments on the previous disaster brought about by the recent southwest monsoon rains.
This came in heels of reported problems encountered in creeks, tail dikes and other structures that need intervention measures like dredging, de-silting and excavation to protect the entire province from soil erosion and flashfloods.
28 Jul 2015 - Guiao proud Pampanga highlighted in last SonaPAMPANGA -- First District Representative Joseller Guiao expressed appreciation and pride on Tuesday after the Provincial Government of Pampanga's healthcare program was highlighted in President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address (Sona) last Monday.
In an interview over Talakayan sa DwRW 95.1 FM, Guiao hailed Pampanga's inclusion in the Sona, particularly when President Aquino tackled the health programs of his administration, where 89.4 million Filipinos are now covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), with free hospitalization due to the "no balance billing policy" and expanded benefit packages.
28 Jul 2015 - Marcos pushes Senate probe on Canadian wastePAMPANGA -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wants a thorough Senate investigation on the dumping of Canadian garbage in the Philippines.
Marcos said his call for a Senate inquiry in aid of legislation was contained in Senate Resolution 1449.
27 Jul 2015 - Pampanga recognized in Sona for healthcareThe Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda has been cited by President Benigno Aquino III in his last State of the Nation Address (Sona) for its comprehensive healthcare programs.
Speaking about Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) recipients and benefits, Aquino recognized Pampanga for its massive coverage of indigents who have been given PhilHealth cards during the past five years of the Pineda Administration.
27 Jul 2015 - BCDA: Clark Green City less vulnerable to earthquakesCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said Clark Green City's "favorable geological conditions" makes it less vulnerable to the so-called "Big One" should the West Valley Fault move.
BCDA president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova said Clark Green City is some 75 kilometers from the West Valley Fault and is ideal for long term development.
27 Jul 2015 - Lawmaker wants permits of overloaded trucks revokedPAMPANGA -- Porac councilor and Ex-Officio Board Member Mike Tapang is now pushing for stricter sanctions against overloaded quarry trucks in Pampanga with a three-strike rule that would revoke their permits.
Tapang Proposed Ordinance No. 3 aims to ensure that road structures are not sacrificed at the expense of quarry operations.
27 Jul 2015 - Monsoon rains damages to crops reach P76.9-MPAMPANGA -- The recent southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm "Egay" and Typhoon "Falcon" that led to subsequent flooding has resulted to P76,953,517 in damages to agricultural crops, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
The DA’s progress report on rice production said that some 8,205.12 hectares planted with various crops have been partially damaged in Central Luzon provinces.
27 Jul 2015 - Mayor: Waste, water lilies caused Masantol fishkillPAMPANGA -- The lack of oxygen at the Pampanga River due to waste and water lilies are the possible causes of the fishkill in the municipality recently, Masantol Mayor Dan Guintu said on Monday.
"The test results on the water sample from Pampanga River last Friday showed that various types of fish lacked oxygen because of wastes and water lilies, not because of harmful chemicals dumped from factories," Guintu said.
27 Jul 2015 - PLDT implements P1.3-B project in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is currently undertaking a P1.3-billion data backup project to maintain seamless connectivity in the event of a major disaster.
Lito Mercado, PLDT Vitro Clark manager, said the design of the data backup building could withstand an Intensity 9 earthquake, flooding, fire, storm and other calamities.
26 Jul 2015 - Porac village eyed as agro-enterprise centerPAMPANGA -- The official international relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) are now eyeing the mountain village of Pio in Porac for the implementation of an Agro-enterprise Capacity Development Program for farmers.
DAR officer Eden Ponio, in an appearance before the Sangguniang Bayan of Porac, said that the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) has a partnership with the agrarian reform agency in helping local farmers achieve better access in the market chain.
26 Jul 2015 - 'Improve Macabebe fish products'PAMPANGA -- Municipal officials here said last Friday that they are planning to improve their fish products.
"We want to add value on the fish products that we sell. Instead of selling fresh tilapia alone, we want to improve it by making it fish fillet and converting its skin to chicharon," Municipal Administrator Jomel Cruz said.
26 Jul 2015 - Police: San Luis town gets respite from crimePAMPANGA -- Police officials here said Sunday that there was zero crime in the town from June 29 to July 25, giving residents a respite from criminal elements.
PO3 Rogelio Sunga said that the Lambat Sibat Operation of the Philippine National Police is “very effective” in San Luis.
26 Jul 2015 - Private army member arrestedPAMPANGA -- An alleged member of a Private Armed Group in Pampanga was arrested at his safehouse in Barnagay Candating, Arayat on Thursday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the suspect as Narciso Guinto as Aka Narcing, 60, a resident of said barangay.
26 Jul 2015 - Former Angeles exec lauds constituents’ supportANGELES CITY -- A former city councilor, who is eyeing the vice mayoralty seat here, has lauded the “overwhelming support” of the people for his political plan.
Lawyer Willie Rivera, a vice mayor wannabe and a three-term member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, expressed elation over the “favorable” result of a recent poll survey conducted by a people’s organization .
25 Jul 2015 - Guv orders mayors: Ban consumption of fishkill harvest"Let's not wait for the worst to happen and the consumption of fish and other aquatic products affected by the recent fishkill."
Thus said Governor Lilia Pineda as she called an emergency meeting at the Capitol's Executive House on Friday, where she gave mayors of affected towns the marching order to stop people from eating fishkill affected produce.
25 Jul 2015 - Marcos pushes stronger gov’t support for LGUsMABALACAT CITY -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. told around 500 mayors from different local government units (LGUs) in Luzon to demand for stronger support from the national government.
Marcos, chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, aired this advice when he spoke before local chief executives attending the League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Luzon Island Cluster Conference in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur yesterday.
25 Jul 2015 - Guv eyes additional incentives for accredited day care workersPAMPANGA -- In a bid to further improve the province's Early Childhood Care and Development Program, Governor Lilia Pineda eyes the provision of additional cash incentives to day care workers and day care centers duly accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
"The role of day care workers on the development of preschoolers is very crucial. They help form the primary foundation for the children’s learning thus their compliance in the prescribed standardization by the DSWD is significant," said Elizabeth Baybayan, provincial social welfare and development officer.
25 Jul 2015 - Differently-abled Zambaleño youth reap fruit from laundry businessSUBIC BAY -- The Association of Differently Abled-Persons Zambales Inc. (ADAPZI) is now reaping fruits from its laundry business thanks to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole)'s livelihood assistance.
The ADAPZI, whose membership is comprised of 35 persons with disabilities (PWDs), mostly hearing-impaired youths, was forged by its founding president Dr. Emiliana Sanchez.
25 Jul 2015 - Macabebe eyes ‘hidden paradise’PAMPANGA -- The estimated five-hectare “hidden paradise” of this town located at Barangay San Fransisco is being eyed for full development by local officials here this year.
"This area is not really affected by floods during rainy season, that's why we call it hidden paradise," Municipal Administrator Jomel Cruz, said.
24 Jul 2015 - Folks want truth on river fishkillPAMPANGA -- The people of Masantol led by Mayor Danilo Guintu and Coastal Emergency Response Officer Marcelo "Bajun" Lacap Jr. are now clamoring for the true reason behind the massive fishkill at the Pampanga River.
Several kinds of fish have been found dead, floating along the stretch of Pampanga River, particularly in this town for four days now.
24 Jul 2015 - Village chief on ongoing demolition: ‘It’s all or nothing’PAMPANGA -- San Fernando business establishment owners and other encroachers must understand that what we are doing is for the greater good and welfare of the residents of the village."
So said Barangay San Nicolas Chairman Rosemary Calimlim as she supervised village officials, city marshals and workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and drainage systems contractor China Waters in clearing obstructions and encroaching structures along major waterways along MacArthur Highway in the southern part of this city.
24 Jul 2015 - Fishkill in Pampanga River caused by poor oxygen supplyPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Luzon said on Friday that the massive fishkill at the Pampanga River in this town was caused by the sudden drop of dissolved oxygen in the water possibly due to decaying organic materials washed from the recent monsoon rains.
The BFAR said that the decaying organic materials may have been swept from neighboring Tarlac and Nueva Ecija provinces where the river and its tributaries originate. The recent drop in the oxygen level resulted in two days of by local fishermen in the area.
24 Jul 2015 - Anakpawis joins Luzon farmers protest vs AquinoMABALACAT CITY -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list has joined thousands of farmers from Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog in their protest against President Benigno Aquino III's program and policies a few days before his last State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Anakpawis Representative Fernando "Ka Pando" Hicap joined leaders and members of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) in protesting around Quezon City Memorial Circle in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and National Housing Authority (NHA).
24 Jul 2015 - Tarlac wants contract on Canadian waste cancelledPAMPANGA -- The Provincial Board (PB) of Tarlac passed on Friday a resolution demanding that the contract entered between the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation (MCWMC) be cancelled.
No less than Rufo Colayco, president of the MCWMC, admitted to board members that they have entered a contract with the BOC to use the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill in Capas, Tarlac as disposal area for the Canadian waste that have been sitting at the Manila Port Area since 2013.
23 Jul 2015 - Ex-Capas mayor faces raps at OmbudsmanPAMPANGA -- A case of violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act in relation to Section 7 of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees has been filed before the Office of the Ombudsman by Mayor Antonio "TJ" Rodriguez, Jr. against his predecessor former Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan of Capas, Tarlac.
The case was filed by Rodriguez on July 9 in connection with Catacutan's alleged "personal use of the morgue building", which is part of the 10-bed clinic at the O’Donnell Resettlement center in Barangay Cristo Rey here.
23 Jul 2015 - 100 millionth babies in Central Luzon to get big birthday bashPAMPANGA -- Celebration is in order for the first birthday of the symbolic "100 Millionth Pinoys of Central Luzon" on July 27, a year after the search and awarding of the symbolic infants as the Commission on Population Region (Popcom-3) will lead the big bash.
According to Popcom-3 Director Eleanor Cura, the first birthday celebration of the symbolic babies coming from the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, as well as the City of San Fernando, Pampanga shall be held simultaneously in their respective local governments.
23 Jul 2015 - Guv wants Pampanga to remain ‘most peaceful’ province in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- In a bid to intensify reinforcement in curbing criminality in the province, Governor Lilia Pineda convened on Tuesday some 4,000 bantay bayan volunteers from the fourth district at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.
The governor said that from the time she assumed the gubernatorial seat, Pampanga has been declared "the most peaceful province in Central Luzon".
23 Jul 2015 - Cops arrested minor for drug pushingPAMPANGA -- Elements of the Mexico police here arrested on Tuesday a suspected drug pusher after conducting an anti-illegal drugs operation.
In the buy-bust operation led by Police Inspector Jayson Lingat, a 17-year-old who was named Jeff of Baranggay Pandacaqui here was arrested after selling marijuana to a police poseur buyer.
23 Jul 2015 - DOTC issues list of items prohibited in airportsCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has issued a revised policy on items prohibited inside airports.
Roland Recomono, administrator of the DOTC Office of Transportation Security (OTS), issued Memorandum Order No. 2, or the Revised Prohibited Items List, which applies to flights originating from the Philippines to promote civil aviation security objectives.
23 Jul 2015 - 5-star Clark hotel opening rescheduled for DecemberCLARK FREEPORT -- The developer of a P2-billion water theme park inside this Freeport has moved the opening of its five-star hotel from September to December this year.
BB International Leisure Resort Development Corporation decided to reset the launching of Midori Clark Hotel after the importation of the hotel's fixtures of were delayed because of the congestion at the Manila Port.
23 Jul 2015 - BMW enthusiasts Holds Fun Drive Sunday @ ClarkPAMPANGA -- Premier Cars (PPC) BMW together with the BMW Car Club of the Philippines organized a Fun Run Drive last July 19 at Clarkfield, Pampanga -- a smooth Sunday drive that started in Clark Air force City and ended with lunch at Matam-IH Clarkfield, Pampanga. The event was a gathering of PPC BMW customers, BMW Motorrad enthusiasts, BMW Car club members, and PPC employees.
"The Fun Run Drive is an activity that will allow our customers to experience the sheer driving pleasure of their BMW’s while exploring the main attractions of Pampanga. Clark field Pampanga was our chosen destination because of the scenic landscape of the area. We had participants coming from Manila and we want them to see how beautiful and progressive Pampanga is.
22 Jul 2015 - BCDA exec: P1-B solar farm to energize Clark Green CityCLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova announced Wednesday that SSR C-Solar Power Inc., a domestic corporation engaged in solar energy use, has signed on Wednesday a 25-year lease and P1-billion solar energy project with BCDA for the construction and development of a solar farm in a 25-hectare parcel of land within Clark Green City.
The leading Asian renewable energy group will develop a solar farm as an alternative source of renewable energy for the master planned Clark Green City. The lease agreement is renewable for another 25 years where SSR C-Solar will use the leased property to develop its solar-photovoltaic power generation and operations in accordance with the Clark Green City master plan's "green, smart and disaster-resilient developments."
22 Jul 2015 - BIR to build P650-M building in SindalanPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV (RR4) here is set to build a P650-million building in Barangay Sindalan in this city in a bid to better serve taxpayers through efficient services and facilities.
Revenue Region IV OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee said the planned construction will commence in 2016 and was made possible after the Provincial Government of Pampanga donated a one-hectare property in Barangay Sindalan for the relocation of the BIR offices.
22 Jul 2015 - Businessman: Pampanga cities need to maintain competitivenessPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) vice-chairman Rene Romero has lauded the city governments of Angeles City and the City of San Fernando for their achievements in the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) stressing that they should maintain such level of competitiveness as a way of governance.
Two of the province's cities were named among the most competitive cities in the country, with Angeles City placing 15th, and this city, 25th overall, based on the CMCI of the National Competitiveness Council.
22 Jul 2015 - Japanese firm expands operations in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- A Japanese electronic manufacturing company has expanded its operations in this Freeport.
The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Nanox Philippines Inc., (NPI) signed on Wednesday memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the expansion of the Japanese firm which is expected to generate close to 1,000 jobs, said CIAC president and Chief Executive Officer Emigdio Tanjuatco III.
21 Jul 2015 - Morales releases P10-M for workers' bonusesMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino Morales has ordered the release of P10-million for the productivity enhancement incentive (PEI) of more than 600 city hall employees.
Morales said the release of the employees bonuses is in line with Executive Order (EO) Number 181 Series of 2015 (Implementation of the Provisions of Fiscal Year 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA) on the Grant of PEI to Government Employees).
21 Jul 2015 - Jehovah’s Witnesses set Bataan assembly on July 26MABALACAT CITY -- The Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pampanga Circuit Number 1B will hold its second assembly in Orani town, Bataan province on Sunday.
The assembly, which starts at 9:10 am until 3:25 pm, will focus on the importance of understanding the answer to its theme "Seek Peace and Pursue It."
21 Jul 2015 - Rape-slay suspect arrestedPAMPANGA -- Police arrested Tuesday, July 21, Gilbert David Reyes, 39, married and a resident of Barangay Calantas and believed to be involved in the rape and murder of two women whose bodies were found floating along a river bank in Barangays Paguiruan and Calantas here last Sunday.
The victims were identified as Jennifer Culanculan, 22, and Melojane Sejo, 19, both natives of Zamboanga and househelps of Ethelyn Marciano, a businesswoman and resident of Barangay San Jose, this town, who reported about her two missing housekeepers on July 18.
21 Jul 2015 - BIR to establish more eLoungesPAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue Region IV here is set on opening seven additional e-Lounges in its different district offices to complement the three eLounges currently in operation.
Revenue Region IV (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee said that the establishment of the new facilities is in compliance with the memorandum issued by BIR Deputy Commissioner Nelson Aspe which stated that eLounges shall be established in all revenue district offices (RDOs) on the "Establishment of eLounges in the RDOs" pursuant to Revenue Special Order (RSO) No.570-2014.
21 Jul 2015 - CDC formally opens museum, 4D theaterCLARK FREEPORT— The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has formally opened its latest and most technologically advanced tourist attractions here, priming up this former military facility as a complete travel and business destination in the country.
CDC has opened on Thursday the Clark 4D Theater at the same time re-opening the Clark Museum which was recently renovated. Both attractions are housed in the same building near the Parade Grounds here. Civil and architectural works for the project cost P11.32 million.
20 Jul 2015 - CDC exec: Capilion is in ClarkCLARK FREEPORT -- The location of the P7-billion Capilion project is within the Freeport as defined under Republic Act 9400 or the Bases Conversion Development Act as amended.
This was reiterated by an official of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in reaction to reports that the Singaporean-based Capilion Corporation Pte Limited’s mixed-use facility is under the territorial jurisdiction of Angeles City.
20 Jul 2015 - Santiago: Competitiveness citation a ‘challenge’PAMPANGA -- "It is now a challenge for us to improve and level up with the honor of being cited as the second most competitive component city in the country."
So said Mayor Edwin Santiago on Monday as expressed his desire to "go further" after San Fernando was recognized by the National Competitiveness Council as the second overall most competitive city under the category of component cities--next to Naga City in Bicol--during the Third Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center Last Thursday.
20 Jul 2015 - Pastors laud guv for good governancePAMPANGA -- Pastors from the United Pentecostal Church Philippines, Inc. on Monday lauded Governor Lilia Pineda for her good governance and unwavering dedication to public service that benefit Kapampangans, especially the marginalized.
The pastors from the church's Central Luzon District-Section 3 composed of the provinces of Pampanga, Bataan and Zambales, paid the governor a courtesy call and discussed possible venues of cooperation, particularly health and other partnerships.
20 Jul 2015 - Porac vice-mayor: 'The issue is public service, not debate’PAMPANGA -- Vice Mayor Dexter David turned down Monday the possibility of a debate between councilor and ex-officio board member Mike Tapang over recent issues in the supplemental budget of this town.
"Transparency and accountability begin with ourselves. The public debate pushed by Councilor Mike Tapang will primarily benefit his political and personal interests. The real issue is the efficient and immediate delivery of basic services," he said.
19 Jul 2015 - Angeles is 15th most competitive city in PHANGELES CITY -- This highly-urbanized city was ranked as 15th most competitive in the Philippines based on the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) released by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) last week.
Cities and municipalities were ranked on three pillars – economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure. With the objective to accurately rank the locality’s competitiveness, LGUs were classified according to four categories: 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities, 1st to 2nd Class Municipalities, Component Cities, and Highly Urbanized Cities.
19 Jul 2015 - Kay Land Real Estate re-affirms control of Grandview TowerANGELES CITY -- Kay Land Real Estate Development Corporation said that it has re-affirmed its control of the management and operation of the Grand View Tower located in Barangay Malabanias here.
Grand View Tower vice president for sales and marketing Armando Agusto told on Sunday that security guards hired by KLREDC had “secured” the condotel.
19 Jul 2015 - 1 dead, 2 injured in Masantol motorcycle accidentPAMPANGA -- The backrider of the Yamaha Mio motorcycle identified as Jenina Anne Mae Santiago, 21, died while two others were injured in a motorcycle accident at Kalsadang Bayu in Barangay San Nicolas here on Saturday evening.
Police reports said that the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
19 Jul 2015 - Police inspect junk shops, vehicle storesPAMPANGA -- Police officers in Minalin conducted a visit on junk shops and vehicle parts stores last Thursday as part of the programs for Lambat Sibat and in accordance with the Anti-fencing Law (Presidential Decree 1612).
PO3 Mary Ann Garcia, said in an interview that the vendors seemed to support the anti-fencing law as the conducted visit gone well.
19 Jul 2015 - CSF VM urges stakeholders to pay right taxesPAMPANGA -- "You can sleep well if you know you are paying your dues right".
This was the opening statement of Vice Mayor Jaime Lazatin as he commended all the businessmen who pay their taxes promptly in the Stakeholder's Day and Recognition of Top Taxpayers last Thursday.
19 Jul 2015 - Disaster agency downplays possible earthquake effects in PampangaPAMPANGA -- The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) here said there is a bigger chance that Pampanga will not be greatly affected by an earthquake.
OCD Region III Assistant Director Edgar Nigel Lontoc said they cannot see any threats for the province since there are no fault lines located here.
19 Jul 2015 - Gunsmith arrested for loose firearmsThe Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Tarlac City Police Office and the Provincial Intelligence Branch of the Tarlac Provincial Police Office raided the house of Alfredo Manalili, 61, resident of Purok 5, Barangay Care, Tarlac City recently for alleged loose firearms.
The operation was made possible by a Search Warrant issued by Executive Judge Ramon Pamular of RTC branch 32 in Guimba, Nueva Ecija.
18 Jul 2015 - San Fernando PH's 2nd most competitive cityPAMPANGA -- The City of San Fernando headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago reaped several citations, including the second spot for the Overall Most Competitive City under the category of component cities, during the National Competitiveness Council’s Third Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center on Thursday.
The city ranked 10th in the Economic Dynamism Pillar among the component cities category, ranked fifth in the Infrastructure Pillar among component cities, and placed third in the Government Efficiency Pillar.
18 Jul 2015 - Village chief to initiate peaceful pro-Capilion rallyANGELES CITY -- A village chief in this city has vowed to initiate a "peaceful rally" to support the P7-billion Capilion project in Clark Freeport.
Barangay Malabanias Chairman Reynaldo Gueco said that barangay leaders, transport groups, local traders and other civic organizations have signified intention to join the rally in support of the construction of the mixed-used facility.
18 Jul 2015 - Casino Filipino Angeles launches 'We Never Stop' brandANGELES CITY -- Tourists and thrill seekers who are looking for more fun are in for a big surprise as the Casino Filipino Angeles City launches its new tagline – "We Never Stop."
Casino Filipino Angeles, the three decades old Kapampangan-themed gaming facility is taking its entertainment and game offers to a new level as it introduces its new tagline.
18 Jul 2015 - Apalit celebrates Arbor DayPAMPANGA -- Heavy rains did not stop the celebration of Arbor Day in Apalit on Thursday morning.
Around 300 mahogany and mint seedlings were planted at Barangay Sulipan, Apalit by all departments and divisions of the local government unit.
18 Jul 2015 - Angat Dam water level improves after southwest monsoon rainsPAMPANGA -- The water level at Angat Dam has improved over the 24-hour rainfall brought by the Habagat and is now barely a few meters before it is out of the critical level for irrigation.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Angat's water level as of 6:00 a.m. rose to 178.40 from 176.2 on Friday.
18 Jul 2015 - San Fernando official urges bizmen to invest in San FernandoPAMPANGA -- City Treasurer Mary Ann Bautista urged businessmen to invest in the City of San Fernando due to its being business friendly and conducive environment for investors.
During the Stakeholder's Day and Recognition of Top Taxpayers at Heroes Hall on Thursday, Bautista said that the city is a good place for businesses and real property investors.
17 Jul 2015 - Guv allots P1.2M for repair of Magalang resettlement bridgePAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has allotted P1.2 million for the repair of a vital bridge at the Santa Lucia Resettlement Center which was destroyed by lateral soil erosion.
This was learned from Mayor Romulo Pecson, who said that the governor decided to add P500,000 to the original P800,000 cost of the bridge restoration.
17 Jul 2015 - Drug suspects elude copsPAMPANGA -- Two suspected illegal drug dealers carrying illegal firearms recently managed to elude arresting operatives by escaping through “secret exits” of their respective houses.
Police said that the suspects identified as Ronald Ramos and Candido Torres escaped through the secret passages of their houses after sensing the arrival of the cops.
17 Jul 2015 - Muslims thank CSF for supportPAMPANGA -- The Muslim community here, who celebrated Eid'l Fitr on Friday, expressed their gratitude to the city government for always recognizing and supporting their group.
"Nagpapasalamat kami sa city government sa pagbibigay suporta sa Muslim community lalo na ngayong fiesta celebration namin," said the group’s spokesperson Sam Zacharias.
17 Jul 2015 - 5 burned bodies found in CandabaPAMPANGA -- Five bodies, two of them burned beyond recognition, were found in Candaba on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the bodies as that of Romeo Manalese, 71, and Lito Manalese, 35, both of Barangay Cacutud and Fathi Kurdi, a resident of Barangay Plaza Luma, all of Candaba town.
16 Jul 2015 - Porac councilor challenges mayor to public debatePAMPANGA -- Porac Councilor and Pampanga Ex-Officio Board Member Mike Tapang is challenging to a televised public debate Mayor Condralito dela Cruz over the issue of transparency and accountability to the people of the town.
Tapang made the challenge after the mayor and Vice-Mayor Dexter David issued statements to media that he, along with councilors Regine Clarete, Remberto Lapid, Rafael Canlapan and Ronaldo Gamboa have allegedly been delaying the approval of the supplemental budget requested by the mayor for projects on heath care, education and peace and order.
16 Jul 2015 - Group to CDC: Be transparent on Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- An advocacy group, calling for the full development of Clark International Airport (CRK), is urging the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to observe transparency on the controversial P7-billion Singapore-based Capilion development project in Clark Freeport.
This was echoed during a multi-sectoral consultative meeting, which was called by the Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM) to thresh out several issues regarding the construction of a mixed-use facility at the main entrance of the Clark Freeport.
16 Jul 2015 - Jin Air sets Clark-Busan routeCLARK FREEPORT -- Korean low-cost carrier Jin Air will start its four times a week Clark-Busan flights from July 27 to August 24, 2015 at Clark International Airport (CRK).
Officials of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Central Luzon, led by president Jong Pil Choi, stated that this is a welcome development as it will greatly benefit the Korean population in the region.
15 Jul 2015 - DepEd Pampanga gets new vehicles from CapitolPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda, together with Provincial Administrator Andres S. Pangilinan Jr., led the turnover of two service vehicles for the Department of Education (DepEd) Pampanga Division Office at the Capitol grounds on Wednesday.
As stated in the records of the General Services Office headed by Engr. Olimpio Pangan, the said vehicles – an SUV, and a multipurpose vehicle – are worth P1.94-million.
15 Jul 2015 - Pamintuan: Cabigting's politicking too earlyANGELES CITY -- "I don't mind, I don't care" said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuanabout Vice- Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting's recent tirades against his administration is not doing the latter any good, saying Cabigting's survey rating actually fell from nine percent to 2.7 percent in a recent survey in the city adding that the vice mayor has been hitting on the city's projects too early.
Cabigting had recently lashed on Pamintuan on the issue of the P110-million memorial park in Barangay Sapa Libutad designed to help poor residents and the P16-million fountain at the Heritage Park in Barangay Sto. Rosario. While the projects have been approved by the city council, the vice-mayor had criticized the administration over the said projects.
15 Jul 2015 - Cabigting: Angeles ready for a woman mayorANGELES CITY -- Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting is strong in her belief that Angeles City is ready for a woman mayor to take the reins of government here, adding that Angelenos should have an option in the coming elections in terms of how they would like their city to be run.
Cabigting has been at odds with Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan over her vocal opposition to the P110-million public memorial park and the P16-million fountain project for the Heritage District of the city.
15 Jul 2015 - Apalit to implement anti-littering lawPAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Apalit is set to implement its version of the anti-littering law.
Edwin Malanta of the Materials Recovery Facility Office said Wednesday that that the local government unit will soon implement the anti-littering ordinance that aims to make Apaliteños aware of proper waste disposal as embodied in the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
15 Jul 2015 - Group: Send back waste to CanadaMABALACAT CITY -- The militant Anakpawis party-list has joined the public clamor to send back 50 container vans of mixed waste from Canada.
The group expressed support to Tarlac Governor Victor Yap who urged the National Government to suspend the dumping of the waste at the Kalangitan sanitary landfill in Capas town.
14 Jul 2015 - Dole lauded for fight vs human traffickingPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon was commended on Tuesday by the International Justice Mission (IJM) for its fight against human trafficking in the region.
In his letter to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, IJM-Pampanga Director Reynaldo Bicol, Jr. said that the Dole-Central Luzon's "dedication in our common goal of eradicating any form of human-trafficking is exemplified in the closure of seven establishments in the provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac, as well as Olongapo City over the past 12 months."
14 Jul 2015 - Clark Customs simplifies import, export proceduresCLARK FREEPORT -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Clark has simplified the processing of import and export permits in a bid to create a sound investment climate inside the Freeport.
Customs Commissioner Alberto D. Lina has granted the request of investors to simplify the procedures including X-ray inspections at the Customs Clearance Area (CCA) in Clark.
14 Jul 2015 - San Simon town to install CCTVsPAMPANGA -- In order to improve peace and order, the local government unit is set to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in major thoroughfares here.
The local government allocated P1.4 million from the municipality's budget to pursue the project.
14 Jul 2015 - Village chief seeks support for 'The Voice Kids' finalistANGELES CITY --- A village chief has asked his constituents and the people of Pampanga to support Sassa Dagdag, a finalist of ABS CBN’s "The Voice Kids" Season 2.
Dagdag, 12, of Purok 6, Balibago, Angeles City, sang "Chandelier" during a blind audition of The Voice Kids Season 2 on July 2, 2015.
13 Jul 2015 - Encroachers in San Fernando village told to demolish structuresPAMPANGA -- Encroachers along MacArthur Highway in Barangay San Nicolas here were urged yesterday to demolish their respective structures which were illegally constructed on top of a major drainage system, causing perennial flooding and posing health risks to residents, particularly school children.
San Nicolas village chairwoman Rosemary Calimlim said the barangay council has obtained permission from the Department of Public Works and Highways First District Engineering Office headed by Engr. Rico Guilas and the City Government led by Mayor Edwin Santiago for the demolition of some 45 business establishments which have encroached government property and violated the prescribed three-meter setback provision.
13 Jul 2015 - Pamintuan on water crisis: ‘It is time that we act’ANGELES CITY -- "The recent Iloilo City water crisis was a wake-up call to our government. The water shortage they experienced is alarming, and supporting studies show that the entire country might experience this feared shortage of water supply. It is time that we act."
Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan as he delivered his welcome address for the 10th National Annual Convention of the Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) held on Thursday inside Clark Freeport.
13 Jul 2015 - Mayor wants to help settle Apalit steel plant disputePAMPANGA -- Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr. expressed his desire on Monday to help and mediate in the long-delayed settlement of the closed steel plant and its workers here.
Tetangco confirmed that his office is helping workers of Stronghold Steel Corporation, who are still waiting for their unsettled separation pay from the firm.
13 Jul 2015 - Retired AFP chief starts planting trees in ArayatPAMPANGA -- Retired Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Catapang said Monday that he already started planting tree saplings in Arayat last week, as part of his retirement plans.
Catapang retired on Friday the day before his 56th birthday and disclosed of his plans to plant some trees and organic vegetables in Arayat.
13 Jul 2015 - Porac execs laud QI Pampanga for toiletsPAMPANGA -- Porac Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David lauded on Monday the leadership of Quota international (QI) of Pampanga for their initiative of building a toilet for the indigenous community at the Tent City Resettlement area in Barangay Planas here.
"We are happy to have organizations like Quota who graciously help a community on their own initiative. We hope to work closely with them in their other projects in Porac," Dela Cruz said.
13 Jul 2015 - 9 Pampanga municipal councils get P12.6MPAMPANGA -- A total of P12.6 million was distributed over the weekend to nine towns of the province by the Pampanga Provincial Board led by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda.
The said allotment was intended for purchase of service vehicles for the municipal councils in the towns of Lubao, Guagua, Sta. Rita, Floridablanca, Mexico, San Luis, Magalang, Mabalacat and Sasmuan.
13 Jul 2015 - Anakpawis calls for cancellation of Hacienda Luisita solar projectMABALACAT CITY -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list called for the cancellation of the 50-megawatt Solar Park project of the PetroGreen Energy Corp. (PGEC), a subsidiary of PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (PERC), in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) under a service contract signed last March.
The site of the P3.9 billion and 50-hectare project is part of the 500-hectare highly disputed tracts of land in Barangays Balete and Lourdes (Texas) inside Hacienda Luisita that had been approved for conversion by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in 1996, but with a pending petition for its revocation filed by the farm workers under Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala).
13 Jul 2015 - 'Falcon' leaves P3.5M damages to Central Luzon cropsPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) reported Monday that the recent flooding caused by Typhoon "Falcon" and the rains brought by the south-west monsoon has resulted in some P3.5 million in damages to Central Luzon crops.
Based on the partial reports compiled by the DA as of Saturday's posting showed that damages were recorded in six Central Luzon provinces, except Nueva Ecija. The DA said the initial reports would still have to be verified but initial reports showed Bataan province sustaining the most damage with 132 hectares of partially damaged farmland worth P2.5 million.
12 Jul 2015 - Banal in France to claim PX3 awardPAMPANGA -- Award-winning photographer Ruston Banal is now in France to personally receive his award from the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) for his photo "Kuraldal."
Banal managed to get a plane ticket to attend the awarding ceremonies after friends have contributed to send the multi-awarded artist to France.
12 Jul 2015 - Quarry collections reach P29.62M in JunePAMPANGA -- Quarry revenue reached P29.62 million in June, P1.4 million higher than same month a year ago, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) said.
The collection for June exceeded the previous collection of P28,180,000 in 2013.
12 Jul 2015 - Entrepreneurship book to feature CDC presidentCLARK FREEPORT -- One of the country’s best-selling book series will be featuring Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Arthur Tugade for his contributions in business and entrepreneurship.
In a Philippine Star column Go Negosyo by Joey Concepcion, Tugade’s business success story will be featured on the 10th anniversary edition, "Go Negosyo: 50 Inspiring Entrepreneurial Stories" that will be launched on July 28.
12 Jul 2015 - Fishing vessels to have identification numbersSUBIC BAY -- Fisherfolks in the region are now asked to have their vessels registered with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
Under Executive Order 305, fishermen must register their vessels weighing three gross tonnage and below and gears to operate.
12 Jul 2015 - 3 wanted persons nabbedOperatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) arrested over the weekend three wanted persons in line with their Special Operation Procedure (SOP) "Lambat-Sibat" in Central Luzon.
Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos identified the suspects as Roberto "Obet" Jimenez of Barangay Parang, Bagac, Bataan; Randy Montoya of Barangay San Francisco, Tarlac City; and Edwin Yabut, 27, of Barangay San Vicente, Apalit, Pampanga.
11 Jul 2015 - Candaba exec files civil case vs mayorPAMPANGA -- Candaba Vice Mayor Normita Evangelista recently filed a civil case asking the court to prohibit and nullify an office order issued by the Office of the Mayor.
According to reports, Evangelista filed a Civil Case for Issuance of Writ of Mandamus and or Prohibition, Nullity of Office Order No. 16-S-2014 against Mayor Rene Maglanque, the municipal budget officer and municipal treasurer before the Third Judicial Branch 47 of the City of San Fernando.
11 Jul 2015 - Dole, PRC to hold mobile convergence programPAMPANGA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon and the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) Baguio announced on Friday the holding of a mobile convergence program on July 15, Wednesday.
The event, which will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will be held at the third floor of the Dole-Central Luzon office at Regional Government Center in Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
11 Jul 2015 - Greenhouses up in Arayat come AugustPAMPANGA -- Arayat Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino said on Friday that each barangay here will be given a greenhouse in August.
Alejandrino said that he wanted to help the people to learn about planting.
11 Jul 2015 - Water at Angat Dam improves, but remains at critical levelPAMPANGA -- Angat Dam's water level went up to 173.58 meters from 172.8 meters Friday but this is still below the 180-meter critical level for irrigation, the Department of Agriculture (DA) here said.
The DA had earlier expressed worries that without Angat Dam's full water capacity the dry cropping season in October would be greatly affected as it is also expected that there would be less rainfall this coming September.
11 Jul 2015 - Central Luzon fisherfolk encourage fellow fishermen to register boatsSUBIC BAY -- Central Luzon fisherfolk encouraged their fellow fishermen on Thursday to register their boats and participate on the programs of local government units and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for them to get benefits.
Roberto Cruz Malibiran, 63, a resident of Balanga, Bataan said in an interview last Thursday during the two-day seminar conducted by BFAR on Fishing Vessel Admeasurement last Thursday and Friday at Traveler's Hotel here, that fisherfolks must register their boats so that they can have proof that the boat they are using is theirs.
11 Jul 2015 - Korean firm to fund Soliman’s waste water treatment facilityMABALACAT CITY – A Korean firm will fund the sewerage handling and sanitary disposal facility of the L.C. Soliman Septic Tank Incorporated at Barangay Calumpang in this city.
This was gleaned in the Memorandum of Agreement the LC Soliman forged with Tesuphils Incorporated, a Korean company engaged in the manufacturing of construction materials.
10 Jul 2015 - Village exec projects P10M income on Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- The leader of a village here is projecting an additional P5 million to P10 million in revenues if the P7 billion Capilion development project in Clark Freeport is implemented.
Barangay Malabanias chairman Reynaldo Gueco said that the figure, which represents real revenue shares, business permits, barangay clearances and others will add up to the barangay’s total budget of P18 million annually.
10 Jul 2015 - 'Falcon' displaces 251 families in Central LuzonPAMPANGA -- Intense rains brought by the Typhoon Falcon-enhanced southwest monsoon has displaced about 251 families or 1,254 persons in Central Luzon.
"From this figure, 239 families or 1,189 persons are currently being served in 13 evacuation centers in the towns of Dinalupihan and Mariveles in Bataan and Meycauayan City in Bulacan," Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) Chair Josefina Timoteo said.
10 Jul 2015 - Pampanga agriculturists join BFAR Boat-R training seminarSUBIC BAY - Several municipal agriculture officers from Pampanga attended on Thursday and Friday the regional training seminar of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on boat registration.
The municipal agricultural officers (MAOs) from Pampanga towns, including Macabebe, Masantol, Arayat, Candaba and Apalit, participated in the training held at the Traveler's Hotel in Subic.
10 Jul 2015 - Militant group: Relief for Luzon fishermen affected by sea rowCLARK FREEPORT -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list is asking the National Government to extend assistance to fishermen affected by the West Philippine sea dispute with China.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said the area accounts for 26 percent of the country's fishing grounds and source of livelihood of around 12,000 fisherfolks from Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan and Palawan.
10 Jul 2015 - Pampanga lauded for earthquake preparednessPAMPANGA -- The Department of National Defense (DND) in Central Luzon lauded the preparedness of the Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda, in case a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs.
DND Assistant Regional Director Edgar Nigel Lontoc said compared to other provinces in the region, Pampanga is more ready based on the equipments and programs the province is conducting.
9 Jul 2015 - Group supports Angeles council stand vs Capilion projectANGELES CITY --- An advocacy group, which is calling for the full development of the Clark International Airport, has expressed support to the opposition of the city council on the P7.5 billion commercial facility being developed by a Singaporean firm inside a three hectare land at the main entrance of Clark Freeport.
Members of the Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM), headed by businessman Ruperto Cruz, aired their support to the city council’s stand during a recent session where Councilor Max Sangil delivered a speech airing apprehensions against the establishment of a mixed-use complex by the Singaporean based Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited.
9 Jul 2015 - Folks laud Rodriguez for new Mexico school buildingPAMPANGA -- Students, faculty, parents and villagers in a resettlement center in Mexico, Pampanga lauded Third District Representative Oscar "Oca" Rodriguez for a new school building the solon facilitated, which is seen to address the growing campus population.
Rodriguez recently led the blessing and inauguration of a three-storey, 15-classroom building in Don Jesus Gonzales High School at the Pandacaqui High School.
9 Jul 2015 - 55 Filipinos die every day from dirty water sourcesCLARK FREEPORT -- Roughly 55 people in the country die every day due to lack of clean potable water source and because lack of adequate sanitation facilities, according to Senator Sonny Angara, citing a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) report as he urged water utility officials from all over the country to help in providing safe and sustainable water sources and help in local water conservation efforts.
Angara was keynote speaker in yesterday's 10th National Annual Convention of the Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) held inside Clark Freeport.
9 Jul 2015 - DENR, industries forge pact for green programANGELES CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has forged an understanding with various industries in Central Luzon for the propagation of trees in line with the National Greening Program (NGP).
Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), industries commit in the protection and maintenance of plantations, production of seedlings as determined by the DENR, and other activities required to sustain the growth and survival of the trees planted.
9 Jul 2015 - PLG takes over Grand View TowerANGELES CITY -- The management of the Philippine Land Group (PLG) took control of the operations and management of the Grand View Tower situated in Barangay Malabanias this city on Wednesday afternoon, citing a breach in the memorandum of agreement between their company and Kay Land Real Estate Development Corporation.
PLG chairman Marinus Van Merkesteijntold reporters that the "take over" was peaceful and without force saying that security guards where there to secure the building and to ensure a smooth transition.
8 Jul 2015 - Angeles exec pushes for probe on Clark Capilion projectANGELES CITY -- A councilor here vowed to push for a congressional inquiry if the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the proponent of the P7-billion commercial facility insist to implement the project at the main entrance of the Clark Freeport.
Councilor Max Sangil stated this during his privilege speech at the Provincial Board Tuesday session, which was attended by barangay leaders, businessmen, and other stakeholders.
8 Jul 2015 - Bizman: Proposed town center decisive move for San Fernando growthPAMPANGA -- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. vice-chairman Rene Romero lauded Wednesday the proposed town center, which will rise in a P42-million seven-hectare government property in Barangay Calulut here, saying it will be decisive in the further growth and development of the city.
However, he expressed caution that the business sectors and leaders in the city should be allowed to give further inputs on the project.
8 Jul 2015 - Pampanga police laud guv’s land and building donationPAMPANGA -- In a bid to further secure her hometown Lubao and provide needed assistance to Pampanga-bound motorists, Governor Lilia Pineda donated a parcel of land and a furnished police outpost worth P1.5-million, an action lauded accordingly by the Pampanga Provincial Police Office last Wednesday.
Superintendent Edgar Cacayan, chief of the Regional Logistics Research Development Division, commended the governor’s generosity and her unconquerable principles in governance.
8 Jul 2015 - The Medical City Clark offers state-of-the-art dialysis unitCLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City (TMC) Clark introduced on Wednesday its state-of-the-art dialysis facilities with the opening of the hospital's Haemodialysis Unit.
Dr. Cenon Alfonso, chief executive officer and director of The Medical City, said that they are giving patients in Pampanga and nearby provinces the choice of having first-rate renal care closer to home with the opening of the dialysis center.
8 Jul 2015 - Health office urges Kapampangan OFWs to cooperate in MERS-CoV screeningPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Health Office said Wednesday that Kapampangan overseas Filipino workers and balikbayans must cooperate in the screening of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Marcelo Jaochico said that the OFWs and balikbayans must coordinate with the local government and health offices if they were experiencing some symptoms of the said virus.
7 Jul 2015 - Angeles mayor: 'Vice mayor has no perspective, resorts to propaganda'ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan lashed out on Tuesday at this city's vice mayor and the lone opposition councilor, saying "they resort to fabrication of stories, too much propaganda and politicking" regarding their opposition to the proposed public cemetery and fountain at the heritage district.
In a phone interview, Pamintuan added that this early, people are already questioning the style of governance of Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting and Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin.
7 Jul 2015 - Past DBA pupils support clamor for reopening of Bacolor campusPAMPANGA -- The past pupils and alumni of Don Bosco Academy (DBA)-Pampanga are supporting the clamor for the reopening of its Bacolor campus in Cabalantian village.
Businessman and Batch 66 alumnus Levy P. Laus, who initiated the gathering of the past pupils of the Salesian school at Max's Restaurant in Villa Del Sol here, disclosed that “the confidence level of having the once lahar-ravaged campus reopened is high.”
7 Jul 2015 - Tire recycling plant ordered closedPAMPANGA -- Floridablanca Mayor Eduardo Guerrero ordered Tuesday the closure of a tire recycling firm here after complaints of foul odor affecting students of Floridablanca National Agricultural School (FNAS) - Main in Barangay Pabanlag here.
During the inspection, Guerrero ordered the Municipal Environmental Office, Municipal Health Office and the local police to close NorthStar Recycling pending investigation on the foul odor that emitted from the chamber of tire recycling establishment.
7 Jul 2015 - Guv shares best practices to Surigao officialsPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda shared on Tuesday what her administration thinks are the best practices under local governance to the delegation of Surigao City public officials made up of village captains and government officers in a noonday meeting at the Provincial Capitol.
Governor Pineda met with the Surigao City delegation at the Executive House were the governor bared the current programs of her administration stressing that local governance needs efficient management of resources to be able to service all sectors of the community.
7 Jul 2015 - Clark farmers benefit from CDC agri projectCLARK FREEPORT -- Some 470 farmers are expected to benefit from the agriculture project of Clark Development Corporation in partnership with a leading producer of hybrid vegetables in the country.
"Prutas at Gulay sa Likod Bahay," a seedlings dispersal program of CDC on backyard organic vegetable production will benefit farmers including Aetas from Mabalacat City in Pampanga and the towns of Bamban and Capas in Tarlac.
7 Jul 2015 - Cops arrest drug dealer in MexicoPAMPANGA -- A suspected drug dealer was arrested on Sunday evening in a buy-bust operation conducted by police officers here at Barangay Tangle, Mexico, Pampanga, police said.
The suspect was identified as Ryan Vijungco, 36, and a resident of the said barangay, police added.
6 Jul 2015 - Vice Mayor: Do public cemetery, fountain at minimal costANGELES CITY -- "I never regret good things I do but on the contrary, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan might regret his action."
Thus said Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting on Monday after Pamintuan issued statements that she would feel sorry and regret her opposition to the planned establishment of a P110-million memorial park in Barangay Sapa Libutad designed to help poor residents.
6 Jul 2015 - Bacolor town hall robbery break-in considered 'solved'PAMPANGA -- The lone suspect in the April 26 robbery and break-in at the municipal hall here has been positively identified through forensic investigation and modern CCTV equipment.
Mayor Jomar Hizon told reporters on Monday that he considered the crime already solved as they now know the identity of the suspect identified as Mark Garcia Saavedra, alias Ruel Falcosantos Diaz, 33, a native of Zamboanga City and presently residing in Bohol where he has businesses there.
6 Jul 2015 - Guiao: Life as lawmaker challenging but fulfillingPAMPANGA -- He was a three-term vice-governor before fate and choice made him congressman of the first district of Pampanga.
Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao finds his new role more challenging and fulfilling than his last one.
6 Jul 2015 - Mayor denies Masantol flooding caused by 'dysfunctional' drainsPAMPANGA -- Several areas here were submerged in water on Monday due to the non-stop rains brought by Tropical Storm "Egay".
According to reports, several barangays here, including San Nicolas, San Isidro and Poblacion areas, are now experiencing knee-deep floods due to what a source said were dysfunctional drainages brought by ongoing road upgrading in the said areas.
6 Jul 2015 - Cops to kabalens: We're doubling our effortsPAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Police Provincial Office said Monday that the recent reported murder in Arayat and Angeles won't affect the peace and order in Pampanga and that police stations are doubling their efforts to combat crime.
Two severe killings were reported in Pampanga recently where an 18-year-old woman was reportedly killed and chopped up by her own father in their house in Arayat and a woman who was shot dead allegedly by his ex-husband in a house in Angeles City.
6 Jul 2015 - Popcom calls for observance of 2015 World Population DayPAMPANGA -- The Commission on Population (Popcom) in Central Luzon is enjoining all government agencies, local government units, and other concerned organizations in Central Luzon in the celebration of the 2015 World Population Day.
A yearly event observed every July 11, the World Population Day (WPD) aims to increase the knowledge of everyone on issues directly and indirectly related to the rapid increase in the global population.
6 Jul 2015 - Guv distributes P7.7M social pension to senior citizensPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda distributed on Monday P7,755,000 worth of social pension to 1,551 bedridden senior citizens in the province during the awarding of social pensions to indigent senior citizens held at the Lubao Gymnasium.
The first batch of beneficiaries were given P5,000 each for the months of January to May 2015.
6 Jul 2015 - Clark considered alternate operations centerCLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of National Defense (DND) Central Luzon said that Clark is considered as an alternate operations center if an earthquake of strong magnitude occurs.
Considering our distance from the West Valley Fault, the DND said there is a possibility that the center will be placed in Clark.
6 Jul 2015 - San Fernando activates emergency operations centerPAMPANGA -- The City Government of San Fernando headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago has activated its emergency operations center as a precautionary measure to counter the effects of Tropical Storm "Egay", which made landfall over Isabela over the weekend.
Mary Luanne David, administrative officer of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) said that as early as Tuesday last week, the city’s disaster council has convened its members to monitor the situation and undertake preparatory measures.
5 Jul 2015 - City councilors support Capilion project - SangilANGELES CITY -- An official here said that members of the city council fully supports the long-term lease and development of a P7 billion mixed-use facility by Singaporean firm Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited located inside a three-hectare property along the main entrance of the Clark Freeport.
Councilor Max Sangil, who is also a veteran newsman, however said that the local officials and businessmen are opposing the project because of its location which is along the Manuel A. Roxas Avenue that runs parallel to Clark’s south perimeter road or Don Juico Avenue in Barangay Malabanias here.
5 Jul 2015 - Phivolcs: Pampanga should prepare for earthquakesPAMPANGA -- While Pampanga is not along any active fault, it may still be affected by earthquakes coming from other active faults around the province, Phivolcs director Renato Solidum reiterated this to Pampanga village chiefs as he calls for preparedness plans.
"We rather be the ones giving help than the ones being given help. We would rather be the ones giving rescue rather than the ones being rescued," Solidum said, during a forum at the Bren Z. Guiao led by Governor Lilia Pineda.
5 Jul 2015 - Cabigting to regret opposition to memorial park -- EdANGELES CITY -- “The vice mayor will regret and fell sorry someday for opposing the memorial park designed to assist the poor.”
Thus said Mayor Edgardo “Ed” Pamintuan on Friday when asked to comment about the opposition of Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting to the planned construction of a P16-million fountain at the Heritage Park here and the P110-million public memorial park in Barangay Sapa Libutad.
5 Jul 2015 - Police arrest 2 for illegal drugsPAMPANGA -- Two suspected illegal drug dealers, including a woman, were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by joint elements of City of San Fernando Police Station, Pampanga Provincial Intelligence Branch and Pampanga Public Safety Company on Thursday.
The suspects - Ricardo Sayco, 36 and Ejay De Leon, 20 - were arrested at around 7pm in Barangay Calulut in this city.
5 Jul 2015 - DA distributes equipment to Central Luzon farmersPAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office III distributed to a group of farmers a four wheel drive (4WD) cassava farm tractor, village type cob/grain drier, corn and hammer mills to help in the corn and root crop production in Central Luzon.
The distribution is part of the Agricultural Fishery Equipment and Facilities Support Services of the Agri-Pinoy Corn Program that aims to benefit provinces like Pampanga, Bulacan and Nueva Ecija among others.
4 Jul 2015 - Aeta tribal leaders assert control on ancestral landsCLARK FREEPORT -- LEADERS of the different Aeta tribal groups in Clark have asserted that they are in control of their ancestral lands and not the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) or any other entities.
The Aeta leaders, belonging to the Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association (Mata) issued the statement in reaction to the work stoppage order issued by the CDC against the proponents of a US$2 million sewerage and sanitary disposal facility in Mabalacat City.
4 Jul 2015 - Angeles City is PH 3rd income generating city – PamintuanANGELES City is the country’s third income generating city next to Metro Manila and Cebu City.
This according to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan’s statement during the launching of the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) service caravan dubbed “Service Beyond the Metro: Lakbay-Ugnayan sa Aming Ika-75 Kaarawan”.
4 Jul 2015 - Last living Huk commander passes awayPAMPANGA -- Simeona Punsalan-Tapang, the last commander of the Hukbo ng Bayan Laban Sa Hapon (Hukbalahap), died on June 30 according to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).
PVAO said that Punsalan-Tapang, also known as “Kumander Guerrero” and “Apung Mameng” in her community, will be remembered and honored for “love for country in her wartime military service against the Japanese and her able leadership in their organization, a testament that women rise to the occasion of defending the country.”
4 Jul 2015 - NFA guards Pampanga markets vs bogus ricePAMPANGA -- In a bid to protect consumers from fake rice, the National Food Authority (NFA) Pampanga Branch conducted a random inspection among grains retailers at the old public market in San Fernando City.
NFA Provincial Manager Elvira Obaña led a team that swept through the public market where both commercial and NFA rice are being sold.
4 Jul 2015 - Lakas members to support Binay’s presidential bidPAMPANGA -- Lakas-CMD members are set to formalize their coalition with United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and their pledge of support to the 2016 presidential bid of Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay.
Former Zambales Representaive Mitos Magsaysay, said key members of the erstwhile dominant political force want to be part of the broad opposition to the administration.
4 Jul 2015 - 68-year old man killed in BacolorPAMPANGA -- A 68-year-old man was stabbed multiple times by an unidentified person inside his house in Bacolor on early Thursday morning.
The victim was identified as Rodolfo Sagmit, Sr., a resident of Xevera Subdivision in Bacolor.
3 Jul 2015 - Morales, Garbo trade barbsMABALACAT CITY -- Mabalacat City Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales and First District Board Member Crisostomo “Cris” Garbo exchanged barbs at a program for village cops from Mabalacat City and Magalang town at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here.
Garbo took the first shot and said “sometimes there is no choice in politics when even friends have to face each other in an election.”
3 Jul 2015 - Nepomuceno blames Rivera for spread of ‘Parikoy’ANGELES CITY -- Councilor Bryan Nepomuceno has accused his possible contender in the vice mayoralty race, former Councilor Willie Rivera, as the one responsible for spreading “Parikoy,” a secret alliance between the latter and Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan.
Nepomuceno, who is Pamintuan’s purported runningmate, said he was informed by some of his supporters that Rivera is organizing the group to support him in next year’s polls.
3 Jul 2015 - Lapid son asks bank teller slay suspect to surrenderPAMPANGA -- Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) Chief Operating Officer Mark Lapid has asked the principal suspect in the slaying of bank teller Tania Camille Dee to surrender to the authorities.
In a statement, Lapid admitted he is a friend of Dee’s ex-husband Fidel Sheldon Arcenas, the son of Fidel Arcenas who is working at Tieza as assistant chief executive officer.
3 Jul 2015 - Dad cuts daughter into piecesPAMPANGA -- Police are still investigating the motive of a father who allegedly killed and cut into pieces the body of her 18-year-old daughter on Friday in Barangay Mesulo, Arayat, Pampanga.
Police investigator Senior Police Officer 1 Regie Gonzales of Arayat Police said the dismembered body of Mica Balagtas, 18, was placed in a plastic bag when found at their house.
3 Jul 2015 - Apalit agriculture sector gets P3.5M for projectsPAMPANGA -- Several projects which will benefit farmers here are now lined up as the Department of Agriculture (DA) received their funds from the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) of the national government.
More than P3.5 million is allotted for the agricultural of the municipality for the year 2015, according to DA BuB coordinator Walter Oscera.
3 Jul 2015 - Masantol mayor to seek another termPAMPANGA -- Mayor Danilo Guintu of this town said Friday he will seek another term come the 2016 polls.
Guintu confirmed that he will continue to serve the Masantoleños if they will allow him to.
3 Jul 2015 - Balibago's odorless piggery: Eco-friendly livestock farmingANGELES CITY -- Most people would think that piggeries are smelly, teeming with flies and surrounded by stench that could be smelled from a mile away forcing operators to place their pig pens far from urban centers.
But in Angeles City, one of the country's highly urbanized cities, a piggery is run by a cooperative right in the heart of the city's business district.
3 Jul 2015 - P16-M fountain, P110-M public cemetery in Angeles opposedANGELES CITY -- Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting opposed on Thursday the planned construction of a P16-million fountain at the Heritage Park here and the P110-million public memorial park in Barangay Sapa Libutad.
In her opening statement during the city council’s special session, Cabigting said: “I am strongly against building a P16-million fountain when thousands of young people of Angeles City are in dire need of classrooms and equipment for the K to 12 program. I believe that there should be a decent place for indigent individuals who have passed on. But a P110-million cemetery in not the answer.”
3 Jul 2015 - Phivolcs: Pampanga should be ready for ‘visitors’PAMPANGA -- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr. on Wednesday disclosed that Pampanga should be ready for “visitors” should a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Metro Manila--if there would be a movement in the West Valley Fault.
Speaking before some 5,000 village officials from the province’s 505 barangays during the multi-hazard and disaster preparedness forum hosted by Capitol at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here, Solidum said Pampanga should be ready for the influx of “visitors” or people from “should-be-decongested Metro Manila” who will seek refuge in safer areas with proper infrastructure and disaster-responsive contingency plans.
3 Jul 2015 - CDC issues stoppage order vs water treatment facilityCLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has issued a cease and desist order against the L.C. Soliman Septic Tank Incorporated and TesuPhils Incorporated, which are jointly constructing a $2 million sewerage and sanitary disposal facility in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City.
In its letter dated June 29, the CDC informed the project proponents about “pertinent laws and circumstances governing the Clark Special Economic Zone.”
3 Jul 2015 - Morales underscores role of youth in nation buildingMABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales has underscored the need to educate the youth about their role and participation in nation building.
The mayor issued the statement during a youth summit organized by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) at SM City Clark on Tuesday.
3 Jul 2015 - Pagasa forecasts prolonged dry spellPAMPANGA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Wednesday that Pampanga and the rest of Central Luzon, as well as other areas in the country, may have to bear with the long dry spell and high temperatures until the end of 2015.
During the multi-hazard and disaster preparedness summit hosted by Capitol at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in this city on Wednesday, Pagasa specialist Hilton Fernando said that El Niño continues to prevail in the tropical Pacific.
2 Jul 2015 - Masantol celebrates Arbor Day at Pampanga river banksPAMPANGA -- Instead of the usual tree planting in open areas, the local government here decided to celebrate Arbor Day in the river banks of the municipality.
Some 2,000 seedlings of narra and mangroves from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) were planted in the left and right banks of the Pampanga River.
2 Jul 2015 - Proposed San Fernando town center to spur tourism, economic growth -- mayorPAMPANGA -- The proposed town center which will rise in a P42-million seven hectare government property in Barangay Calulut in this city is projected to boost tourism and spur economic growth in San Fernando and neighboring towns and cities.
Already in its design phase, Mayor Edwin Santiago on Thursday said the P3-billion mixed-use town center---a part of the local government unit’s comprehensive master development plan--is seen to be completed by at least 2022 as contained in the city’s vision statement.
2 Jul 2015 - Fountains in Baguio City, Balanga cost P30M eachANGELES CITY -- Members of the majority bloc of the city council on Thursday defended the planned multi-million projects of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, including the P16-million fountain at the Heritage Park and the P110-million public memorial park designed to help poor people in the highly urbanized city.
Councilor Edu Pamintuan, son of the two-term mayor, said a fountain in Baguio City costs P30-million. He refused to elaborate his statements when asked by reporters.
2 Jul 2015 - CSFWD assures sufficient water supply amid El NiñoPAMPANGA -- City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) manager Jorge Gumba assured on Friday their 40,000 concessionaires of sufficient water supply throughout the duration of the El Niño phenomenon here adding that the water district can adequately supply its consumers despite the challenges brought by the dry spell.
Gumba told the water district may incur certain costs in power consumption and even the additional pipes in case ground water supply may be affected.
1 Jul 2015 - Suspect's gf admits helping bury bank tellerANGELES CITY -- The girlfriend of the principal suspect in the murder of a bank teller admitted that she helped bury the victim's body in a shallow grave at the backyard of a house in Barangay Balibago, this city.
Angela Dychioco, the girlfriend of suspect Fidel Sheldon Arcenas, admitted to helping bury Tania Camille Dee, "under duress," in a grave that Arcenas himself made, said Police Senior Superintendent Ismael Fernandez.
1 Jul 2015 - CSF offers 100% tax incentives to new, expanding investorsPAMPANGA -- The local government unit of San Fernando, Pampanga will give as much as 100 percent incentive in business tax to new and expanding investors in the city.
This was announced by Mayor Edwin Santiago, who also heads the Investment Incentive Board (IIB) during the Investor’s Forum held at Heroes Hall recently.
1 Jul 2015 - Guv highlights accomplishments in health, educationPAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda reported on her administration's achievements on Wednesday before local officials of the different towns of the province highlighting her accomplishments on health and education.
Pineda, who is almost halfway through her second term, said that her administration has spent around P1.7 billion for health facilities and programs for the province.
1 Jul 2015 - BI: Good guys in, bad guys outANGELES CITY -- Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison assured Wednesday that the agency is doing its best to rid the country of undesirable aliens.
Mison said they decided to launche the program in Angeles City because of the large number of foreigners in the Metro Angeles area which covers Clark Freeport, Mabalacat City, City of San Fernando, Porac town, and others.
1 Jul 2015 - El Niño threatens CL's wet, dry cropping seasonsPAMPANGA -- The prevailing dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon and the expected reduction of rain fall for the third and last quarter of the year are now threatening Central Luzon's wet cropping season and possibly bring more problems to farmers who would have to cope with the lack of irrigation supply and rain water.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Director Andrew Villacorta said the wet cropping season is already delayed by at least a month in some areas and with the dwindling water at Angat Dam and the expected reduced rain water for September to January next year, the DA expects a delay on the planting for the next cropping season.
1 Jul 2015 - DOH: Dengue cases in Pampanga risingPAMPANGA -- The Department of Health Region III (DOH-3) said Wednesday that dengue cases in Pampanga are rising as the second quarter of the year ends.
Even before the rainy season started, the DOH-3 has already recorded 1,196 cases of dengue in the province.
1 Jul 2015 - Arayat cops recover dismantled vehiclePAMPANGA -- Elements of Arayat police recovered a dismantled vehicle, allegedly carnapped, on Monday after a Bantay Bayan member reported the two unidentified men seen dismantling a taxi unit.
Police said that the recovered dismantled taxi unit was a Hyundai Accent (UVJ-840) and registered to one Leopoldo Santos, a resident of Grace Park, Caloocan City.
Upcoming events in Balibago
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nov 10 2014 Q Bar
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Saturday Night FeverOct 11 2014 Kings Landing
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