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Balibago News Jun-2015

30 Jun 2015 - ‘Justice for Tania’

ANGELES CITY -- ngeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has joined the clamor of the family of Tania Camille Dee for justice in the slaying of a 33-year-old bank teller of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in Divisoria, Manila.

Dee was found buried in a shallow grave at the backyard of a residence inside Lilian Street, Sta. Maria Subdivision in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City on June 28, nine days after she reportedly met her ex- husband Fidel Sheldon Arcenas on whom relatives said would give the victim a car.

30 Jun 2015 - 2,000 Apaliteños get educational grants

PAMPANGA -- Some 2,000 high school and college students here received their financial assistance under the Mayor Jun D. Tetangco Scholarship Program.

The local government, through the initiative of Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr., released more than P3-million for the educational grants of the students.

30 Jun 2015 - Angeles City trims trees in major highways

ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) has initiated trimming and pruning operations on overhanging branches of trees planted alongside MacArthur Highway and other main thoroughfares in the city.

According to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, this initiative is aimed at preventing accidents from happening, especially during strong typhoons and other weather disturbances.

30 Jun 2015 - Capitol gets 8 ambulances from PCSO

PAMPANGA -- The provincial government led by Governor Lilia “Nanay Baby” Pineda received over the weekend eight ambulances from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here.

The lady governor conveyed her appreciation to PCSO officials and members of the Board of Directors headed by lawyer Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II, Directors Mabel Mamba, lawyer Francisco Joaquin III and Benny Nantes.

30 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan beauty queen conquers regional pageant

PAMPANGA -- Another Kapampangan beauty has conquered the regional stage after bagging multiple awards in the recently concluded Mutya Ng Pilipinas Central Luzon.

Joanne Pauline Diaz, 20, was one of the 14 chosen candidates to represent the province and showcase Kapampangan beauty.

30 Jun 2015 - Ex-husband, gf involvement in bank teller's murder probed

ANGELES CITY -- Police investigating the murder of a bank teller in this city are looking into the possible involvement of the victim's former husband and his new girlfriend in the crime.

Tania Camille Dee, 33, teller of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in Divisoria, Manila, was found buried in a shallow grave at the backyard of a residence inside Lilian Street, Sta. Maria Subdivision in Barangay Balibago, this city, on June 28.

29 Jun 2015 - Special task force formed to probe bank teller slay

ANGELES CYTY -- The Special Investigation Task Group Dee (SITG Dee) was formed on Monday to further investigate the killing of a bank teller whose body was found buried in a backyard of a house in Sta. Maria Subdivision, Barangay Balibago.

The body of Tania Camille Dee, 33, a bank teller of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Divisoria Branch, was exhumed on Sunday morning at the said subdivision, said Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director.

29 Jun 2015 - Villar: Stop private groups from importing rice

PAMPANGA -- Senator Cynthia Villar has urged the Aquino administration to stop private groups from importing rice to avoid smuggling.

Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, said rice smuggling “gravely affects” the farmers and their produce. She disclosed this during the annual fluvial festival here.

29 Jun 2015 - Old Apalit folk honor ‘Apung Iru’

PAMPANGA -- The Pampanga river, host to the 171-year-old annual religious tradition in honor of this town’s patron saint, is regarded as a bringer of bountiful food harvests during the Spanish period, Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr. said at the start of three-day festival on June 28.

Tetangco, who was joined by Senator Cynthia Villar and Governor Lilia Pineda at the fluvial procession on Sunday afternoon to honor St. Peter or “Apung Iru”, said the old Apalit folk during the middle of 1800s had decided to hold the parade along the third largest river in the country because it “gives bountiful blessings” to farmers and fisherfolk.

29 Jun 2015 - Vital Clark road project set for implementation – Morales

CLARK FREEPORT -- A P120-million vital road project that is expected to ease the flow of traffic in Mabalacat City is set for implementation by the Clark Development Corporation (CDC).

This was learned from Mabalacat City Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales during a recent forum set by the Capampangan in Media Incorporated (Cami) at the Holiday Inn here.

29 Jun 2015 - Facebook group hosts training program for Floridablanca folk

PAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Ku, Pagmaragul Ku (KKPK), an organization of Kapampangan on Facebook, hosted a housekeeping training program for dozens of participants here in bid to give employment skills to people in need of jobs.

The KKPK is composed of Kapampangans who have bonded together on Facebook under the same name. The group is composed of dozens of Kapampangans from across the world.

29 Jun 2015 - Aquino to grace 68th PAF anniversary in Clark

CLARK FREEPORT -- President Benigno Aquino III will grace Wednesday the 68th anniversary rites of Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Haribon Hangar of Clark Air Base (CAB) in Pampanga.

Serving as the highlights of the anniversary are high-speed opener pass of S-211 jets, a figure of “68” formation pass of 11 T-41D and 11 SF-260FH/M, and exhibition of para-jumpers from the 505th Search and Rescue Group.

29 Jun 2015 - Lambat Sibat nets 2 in Arayat

PAMPANGA -- Two of the most wanted suspects in Arayat were arrested by police officers conducting a Lambat Sibat operation here in two different barangays recently.

Wilmark Pineda, 29, was arrested at 11 a.m. at Barangay Cupang, this town, according to police.

29 Jun 2015 - Guv calls on 'tanods' to be force multipliers

PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda renewed Monday her call to Bantay Bayan members of Pampanga to help in the local peace and order and anti-drugs campaigns of the local government by being pro-active in their duties and being vigilant of illegal activities in their areas.

Governor Pineda has renewed this call to Bantay Bayan members from the barangays of Lubao, Sasmuan and Santa Rita as she vowed to continue support the needs of Bantay Bayan members in terms of capability building, uniforms and financial support among others.

27 Jun 2015 - Body of slain woman found

ANGELES City -- The body of 33-year-old Tania Camille Dee, a bank teller of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Divisoria branch, was found in a shallow grave at the backyard of a house in a posh subdivision here early yesterday morning.

The photos of Dee and pleas for help from her family went viral on social media since June 21 when she went to this city to meet her former husband Fidel Sheldon Arcenas and did not return home.

27 Jun 2015 - Central Luzon chief cop lauds partners

PAMPANGA -- Central Luzon Police Regional Office III officer-in-charge Ronald Santos has lauded those who supported the all-out projects crucial to sustain and improve the peace and order situation in the region.

Santos, who was interviewed shortly after the recent meeting of the Regional Advisory Council at the Camp Olivas here, said the private groups and local officials whom he dubbed partners are providing the necessary equipment and support.

27 Jun 2015 - San Fernando unveils proposed town center

PAMPANGA -- A new town center will soon rise in an approximately seven-hectare area in Barangay Calulut in the City of San Fernando.

Mayor Edwin Santiago led the unfurling of the tarpaulin showing a perspective of the proposed infrastructure.

27 Jun 2015 - Angat Dam nears critical level for drinking water

PAMPANGA -- Angat Dam in Bulacan shows no sign of improvement in its water supply as it further drops to 171.06 meters from 171.4 meters Friday. As of 6:00 am Saturday, this just a few meters from the 160-meter critical level for drinking water.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said that despite the declaration of the rainy season by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the dam has yet to recover from its water supply.

27 Jun 2015 - Marcos: Political vengeance counterproductive

CLARK FREEPORT -- The next President should not make it a government policy to jail political opponents, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Friday.

Marcos said such policy, adopted in the past and present administrations, is counterproductive and divides Filipinos.

27 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan foundation offers free eye screening

PAMPANGA -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) is now entertaining walk-in patients who would like to avail of free eye surgeries for indigents with the foundation opening screenings at the Jose A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) in San Vicente, Bacolor town.

KDF still hosts eye screenings on Saturdays. Free surgeries are done every day at JADMC, in partnership with Rotary clubs of Pampanga, Lions, Soroptimists and other civic organizations.

26 Jun 2015 - Assessment of Philippine athletes to SEA games sought

PAMPANGA -- Representative Joseller Guiao has filed a resolution at the House of Representatives directing the committee on youth and sports to assess and evaluate the performance of the Philippine contingent to the recently concluded 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore.

The assessment and evaluation aims to determine what more can be done to improve Filipino athletes' preparations for international competitions and for other possible remedial actions, the resolution stated.

26 Jun 2015 - MNTC told to improve E-ticket system at NLEx tolls

PAMPANGA -- Chamber and Commerce Industry Inc. (PamCham) Chairman Emeritus Levy Laus has urged the operators of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to improve the electronic ticketing system (e-ticket) at the 84-kilometer expressway, including at the NLEx exit here patronized by some 12,000 motorists daily.

In the meeting at the Laus Group of Companies training center here on Wednesday, Laus said that long queues are experienced at the NLEx-City of San Fernando exit "even on an ordinary weekend."

26 Jun 2015 - Mexico village school to get new classrooms

PAMPANGA -- Students and teachers in a village school in Mexico, Pampanga will finally get new classrooms after Representative Oscar Rodriguez and the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Industry Inc. pledged to donate two four-classroom structures to replace condemned buildings in the campus.

Rodriguez told on Friday that the new classrooms for the San Patricio Elementary School will be built starting next week, after he and Eddie Chua of the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Industry inspected the school on Thursday.

26 Jun 2015 - Mabalaqueño tops architect licensure exams

MABALACAT CITY -- A resident of Barangay Dau here has topped the Architect Licensure Examinations (ALE) with an 85.90 percent passing rate.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said that Christian Lyle David La Madrid, 22, of Barangay Dau, topped some 1,201 ALE passers.

26 Jun 2015 - Cops net drug suspect in Oplan Lambat Sibat

PAMPANGA -- Elements of the Bacolor police arrested on Thursday one of the most wanted drug personalities here under the Philippine National Police's Lambat Sibat operation.

Dinapo Santos Jr. was arrested around 10:30 a.m. at Sta. Barbara, Bacolor, Pampanga.

26 Jun 2015 - Marcos shares BBL impact to Pampanga aldermen

CLARK FREEPORT -- Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said Friday that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not an exclusive concern of the people of Mindanao but a measure that will affect the whole country once approved into law.

Marcos issued the statement during the mid-year assembly of the Pampanga Councilors' League (PCL) at the Oxford Hotel here where he was invited to educate the Kapampangan councilors on the BBL.

26 Jun 2015 - City of San Fernando celebrates Arbor Day

PAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago led Friday other city officials in a tree planting activity at Barangays Calulut and Sindalan in celebration of Arbor Day.

A total of 120 Caballero seedlings, also known as dwarf fire trees, were planted in selected areas of the two villages.

24 Jun 2015 - Signalized JASA-NLEx pushed

PAMPANGA -- Stakeholders, including the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham), approved on Wednesday the design of the busy highway near the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) exit here to address the worsening traffic affecting major businesses at the capital city.

A signalized intersection will be installed at the portion of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA), which hosts giants malls of SM and Robinsons and the site of the Azure North Resorts Residences.

24 Jun 2015 - Banal wins in French photo tilt

PAMPANGA -- Multi-awarded photographer Ruston Banal is set to add another award in his long list of achievements as his award-winning photo "Kuraldal" was again recognized by a French photography contest.

The "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) has awarded the first prize in the professional category to Banal's photo.

24 Jun 2015 - DOST to test hybrid road train in Clark

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) Hybrid Electric Road Train will conduct a performance testing of five-coach centrally powered hybrid electric road train for local application on Thursday (June 25) at the Parade Ground inside this Freeport.

The demo of the hybrid coach is to test roadworthiness of a Filipino-made transportation project which is part of the DOST's commitment to support the productivity and global competitiveness of the metals, engineering and allied industries.

24 Jun 2015 - Angat Dam near critical level

PAMPANGA -- The water level in Angat Dam may soon move closer to critical level as recent thunderstorms failed to replenish the dam's water supply.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) here said that state weather bureau reported the water level at Angat fell to 172.66 meters, 0.19 meter below Sunday's 172.85 meters, which is near the halfway point between the critical level for irrigation at 180 meters, and the critical level for drinking water at 160 meters.

24 Jun 2015 - Pineda assists sick OFW to heart center

PAMPANGA -- Fulfilling her pledge, Governor Lilia Pineda assisted Gabino Taruc to the Philippine Heart Center for his medical check-up.

On June 18, the Office of the Governor has accommodated Taruc to undergo medical check-up to identify the proper medication he needs.

24 Jun 2015 - Guv's support to police lauded

PAMPANGA -- Central Luzon police office officer-in-charge Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos has lauded Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda and a Kapampangan businessman for supporting all-out their projects crucial to sustain and improve the peace and order situation in the region.

Santos, who was interviewed shortly after the recent 6th Meeting of the Regional Advisory Council (RDC) at the Camp Olivas here, said the private groups and local officials whom he dubbed “partners” had provided the "necessary equipment and support."

24 Jun 2015 - Foundation to operate Angeles children's home

ANGELES CITY -- Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently signed a Usufruct Agreement with Tuloy Foundation for the use of the Bahay Bata facilities in Barangay Cuayan, as a center for street children.

The agreement which was signed Tuesday, provides exclusive use by Tuloy Foundation of the facilities of the Bahay Bata.

23 Jun 2015 - Pamintuan: Lapid worthy opponent

ANGELES CITY –- "I am happy that I will have a worthy opponent."

This was the statement of Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during a chance interview at the opening of the Kuya J restaurant at SM City Pampanga here on Monday.

23 Jun 2015 - Apalit Joins CBCP's Year of the Poor

PAMPANGA -- The fiesta executive committee here joins the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Year of the Poor for this year's town fiesta.

With its theme "Apung Iru: Fulfilling His Mission in his Fight for the Poor", the fiesta committee here together with the local government, continues to reach out to indigent people by attending to their medical needs.

23 Jun 2015 - 1,053 College students get scholarship

PAMPANGA -- Some 1,053 college students coming from the city’s 35 barangays here received "certificates of eligibility" from Mayor Edwin Santiago as part of the new set of scholars under the city's Educational Scholarship Assistance Program (ESAP) at the Heroes Hall.

Under ESAP, students shall receive cash assistance for their enrollment every semester; this will be awarded directly to their choice of educational institution whether public or private.

23 Jun 2015 - Akyat Bahay gang robs Air Force official's house

ANGELES CITY –- Valuable items worth P.5 million were carted away by members of the "Akyat Bahay" gang who robbed the house of an Army major at Deca Clark Homes Subdivision in Barangay Margot, Angeles City.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said that Major Homer Casauy, 40, a member of Philippine Air Force assigned at Villamor Air Base in Manila together with wife left their house on June 14, 2015.

23 Jun 2015 - MSWDO awards funds to SMEs

PAMPANGA -- The local government in San Simon continues to give assistance to the indigent people through the Bottom-Up Budgeting program of the national government.

With the administration of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO), the municipality awards seed capital to small businesses such as sari-sari store, piggery and livestocks.

22 Jun 2015 - Lazatin endorses Lapid for Angeles mayor

ANGELES CITY – "Sure win" said former First District representative Carmelo Lazatin during his advance birthday party on June 21 in Barangay Malabanias here when asked to comment about the chances of Senator Manuel Lapid to win in the mayoralty race in 2016.

Lazatin said, "Lapid as mayor will bring back the trust and confidence of small and big businesses to the city government."

22 Jun 2015 - Village chief welcomes Capillion project in Clark

ANGELES CITY -- A barangay chairman here has described the controversial P7 billion Capilion project in Clark Freeport as a "welcome development" for his village and the whole of Angeles City.

Rey Nacu Gueco, chairman of Barangay Malabanias, said he fully supports the Singapore-based Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited, which has committed to lease and develop a three-hectare lot at the main entrance of the Freeport.

22 Jun 2015 - Guiao: Require students to undergo CPR training

PAMPANGA -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller Guiao has filed a bill requiring K to 12 high school students to undergo cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.

House Bill 5891 (CPR Training in Schools Act of 2015) declares the policy of the State to promote health consciousness among Filipinos and to equip able-bodied citizens with the necessary expertise and basic skills to become first responders during certain health emergencies.

22 Jun 2015 - First organic trading post opens in San Fernando

PAMPANGA -- Pampanga's first Organic Trading Post (OTP) opened at the New Public Market in San Fernando over the weekend.

The City Agriculture and Veterinary Office (CAVO) inaugurated the new facility with City Mayor Edwin Santiago, Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Councilor Nelson Lingat, Councilor Benedict Jasper Lagman, City Agriculture and Veterinary Officer Myrna Manabat and Acting Provincial Agriculturist Edilberto Salenga.

22 Jun 2015 - Kuya J opens at SM City Pampanga

PAMPANGA -- Kuya J, a casual dining restaurant, has finally arrived at SM City Pampanga opening its doors on Monday with sports superstars James and Phil Younghusband leading the opening and representing the restaurants mantra of serving food in the spirit of "brotherly love".

Angeles City mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Mexico Mayor Roy Manalastas joined James and Phil during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

22 Jun 2015 - Porac LGU acquires ambulance

PAMPANGA -- Mayor Condralito del Cruz celebrated his natal day on Monday by presenting another new ambulance worth more than P2 million in bid to prep up disaster and emergency response capabilities here.

Dela Cruz also presented two newly refurbished ambulances, one coming from Gov. Lilia Pineda and the restored old ambulance of municipality. Last year, the municipal government also acquired additional ambulances to help with disaster and emergency situations here.

22 Jun 2015 - Apalit records high crime rate

The number of crimes in Apalit has increased to 50 percent during the first half of the year, records of the municipal police station showed.

The figures were revealed during the session of the municipal council regarding the peace and order situation of the town.

21 Jun 2015 - LTO urges public not to deal with fixers

PAMPANGA -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) here has intensified its campaign against fixers through proper dissemination of information and surveillance on the possible mediators.

LTO Apalit Extension Chief Edwin Rosales said they are always on guard against these people and make sure they drive them away.

21 Jun 2015 - DA gives irrigation pumps to farmers

PAMPANGA -- In line with the Bottom-Up Budgeting approach, the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) here awarded shallow tube wells to the four irrigators associations.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) gave eight irrigation pump sets to the irrigator associations of Barangays San Juan, San Jose, Concepcion and Santo Niño in San Simon on June 17.

21 Jun 2015 - 'Parikoy' triumvirate eyed in Angeles City

ANGELES CITY -- It sounds like the religious drama series but it is actually the purported political alignment being pushed by supporters of politicians here --- Parikoy or Pamintuan (incumbent mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, Rivera (Former Councilor Willie Rivera) and Kong Yeng (Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao).

Pamintuan and Guiao, who were under the same ticket in the May 2013 elections will both seek reelection while Rivera has already announced that he will be running for vice mayor under another city mayoral candidate Senator Lito Lapid.

21 Jun 2015 - LGUs asked to join BBL discussion

MABALACAT CITY -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has urged local government officials to get involved in the discussion on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, saying it affects not only Mindanao but the entire country as well.

“I encourage everyone, to get involved. Come and talk to us, and be part of the discussion. This affects you too,” said Marcos in his speech at the 62nd national assembly of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines in Tuguegarao City last Thursday night.

21 Jun 2015 - Mabalacat seniors get P1,500 pension

MABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales has led the distribution of social pension amounting to P1,500 each to 347 senior citizens here.

Morales, who was assisted by by Vice Mayor Christian Halili and Councilors Amauri "Bok" Tiglao, Eddie Sotto and Benny Jocson, said the pension covers the period January to March 2015.

21 Jun 2015 - Free anti-rabies vaccination set in Central Luzon

PAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office III is set to conduct free rabies vaccination in the provinces of Central Luzon.

The program is aimed to eliminate or at east reduce rabies cases in Pampanga and the rest of the provinces.

21 Jun 2015 - CSF mayor celebrates birthday with medical mission

PAMPANGA -- San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago celebrated his 58th birthday on Sunday with a medical and dental mission that benefited hundreds of residents of Barangay San Pedro Cutud here.

Santiago led the city’s health team composed of doctors, nurses, midwives, health workers and volunteers in the medical and dental mission for 1,500 residents.

21 Jun 2015 - 3 shabu pushers nabbed in Bacolor

PAMPANGA -- Three suspected shabu pushers were arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by the town police in Barangay Cabetican, Bacolor town on Friday.

Senior Inspector Napoleon Cruz, chief of police of Bacolor, said Ronnie Roque, 33; Edwin David, 37 and Michelle Pedro, 22, all residents of Purok 4 Tramo, Cabetican, Bacolor were arrested during their anti-drug operation.

20 Jun 2015 - Angeles City mayor to seek info on Capilion project

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that he will ask the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to convene the Metro Clark Advisory Council (MCAC) to shed light on several issues surrounding the controversial Capilion project at the main entrance of Clark Freeport.

Pamintuan admitted that he has limited knowledge about the P7-billion long-term lease and development of a three-hectare lot in the area forged between CDC and the Capilion Corporation Pte. Limited of Singapore.

20 Jun 2015 - Santiago to go on birthday outreach mission today

PAMPANGA -- It's Father's Day and it is his birthday but Mayor Edwin Santiago of this city will do the rounds of barangays here where he will reach out to Fernandinos and deliver essential basic services instead of holding a big natal day bash.

"Instead of a big bash, I would rather celebrate my birthday today with needy Fernandinos through an outreach mission where I could personally attend to their needs. Alam naman ninyo, Fernandino First!" said Santiago.

20 Jun 2015 - Police nab big time gunrunners in Lubao

PAMPANGA -- Three brothers who are alleged big time gun runners were apprehended by joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Lubao Police in simultaneous raids in Barangay San Juan, Lubao, Pampanga on Thursday and confiscated several firearms and ammunition.

Pampanga Police Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Jr., in a report to Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3), identified the suspects as Lucas Tiongco, Michael Tiongco and Rene Tiongco.

20 Jun 2015 - Masantol prepares for rainy season

PAMPANGA -- The municipality of Masantol has started the rehabilitation of the evacuation centers situated in different barangays as preparation for the rainy season.

The centers, which are located in Barangay San Nicolas, Sto. Nino, Sta. Lucia, San Isidro Matua and Sagrada, have been repaired and improved to better accommodate would-be evacuees.

20 Jun 2015 - Texas Instrument Clark’s top exporter, employer

CLARK FREEPORT -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) semiconductor firm located here has been recognized as the country’s top exporter and outstanding employer for 2015 by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza).

For three consecutive years, TI received the Billionaires Award, which gives citation to companies that export goods or services worth US$2.5 billion in one year.

19 Jun 2015 - 'Mayor TJ is lying'

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark International Airport Corporation Vice- President Reynaldo Catacutan said that Capas Mayor Antonio "TJ" was lying when he announced that the hospital at the O' Donnell resettlement in Barangay Cristo Rey has been completed and is now ready for occupancy.

During a press conference here yesterday, Catacutan showed newsmen photographs of the building including its facilities in what he described as unserviceable based also on the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA).

19 Jun 2015 - Rizalistas ask youth to fight corruption

ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Thursday lauded the members of the Knights of Rizal (KOR), including businessman Reghis Romero II of this city, for their genuine love for the country.

Pamintuan joined the KOR Central Luzon chapter led by Fr. Sonny Pahed and Salapungan barangay captain and KOR international treasurer Rey Malig when they distributed slippers and notebooks to students of the Salapungan Elementary School here.

19 Jun 2015 - 14 Korean management representatives undergo labor education orientation

PAMPANGA -- Some 14 Korean management-representatives of locators housed inside the Angeles Industrial Park Inc. (AIPI) attended a Labor Education and Orientation on Filipino Work Culture, the Labor Department said Friday.

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Pampanga Field Office partnered with AIPI-locator Kodec Precision, Inc. and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) in facilitating this event.

19 Jun 2015 - Population committee created in San Simon town

PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Health Infirmary and Population Control Services Office has organized a Barangay Population Executive Committee (BPEC) under the Philippine Population Program here on Friday.

Simultaneous to the organization, the group, headed by Population Program Officer 1 Josephine Lorenzo, conducted a seminar about population to further educate barangay officials.

19 Jun 2015 - Australian BPO firm expands operations in Clark Freeport

CLARK FREEPORT -- Beepo, an Australian-owned BPO firm, stated that it has found Clark to be a strategic location for recruiting highly skilled individuals that suit the requirements of clients.

Beepo employees have increased from 15 in April 2014 to 160 as of May 2015 representing a 967 percent increase.

18 Jun 2015 - Koreans worried over 'false' report

ANGELES CITY -- The Korean community in Central Luzon has expressed concern about a recent news item, which depicted eight Korean nationals as suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 22-year-old single mother.

The Korean Community Association in Central Luzon, which is composed of more than 20,000 members, stated that its members might earn the ire of Filipinos following the airing of the report on national and local media.

18 Jun 2015 - San Fernando mayor inaugurates 4 infra projects

PAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago inaugurated on Thursday four infrastructure projects in Barangay San Nicolas, meant to improve the accessibility of government services and programs.

First among the projects was the concreting of a 400-meter road in EMS Barrio where he was assisted by Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Barangay Chairman Rosemary Calimlim, and other barangay officials.

18 Jun 2015 - Guv lauds industrial park for 'quality jobs'

ANGELES CITY — Governor Lilia Pineda on Wednesday lauded the Angeles Industrial Park Inc. (AIPI) for providing quality and decent jobs to Kapampangans.

The governor, who visited the industrial park in Barangay Calibutbut here, was ecstatic when she learned that some 80 percent of the total workers at the AIPI are from Pampanga.

18 Jun 2015 - Mabalacat to provide aid to families affected by Dau road widening

MABALACAT CITY -- Officials here have announced that the city government is set to provide cash assistance of P5,000 to each family affected by the ongoing road widening project in Barangay Dau.

Dr. Oscar Aurelio, village chief of Barangay Dau, said that some 120 families were affected by the project.

18 Jun 2015 - Plan to address job mismatch to be presented to Angeles

ANGELES CITY -- The Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Philippines, is set to present a plan to address job mismatch to the City Government of Angeles.

The PBEd and USAID Philippines have been implementing the Higher Education and Productivity Project (HEPP) with the main goal to address concerns over the mismatch between the quality of the Philippines’ higher education graduates and the needs of its industries through greater industry participation in curriculum design, quality assurance and accreditation. The HEPP is a one year project that aims to solve the skills gap and mismatch problem by initiating industry-academe partnerships at the national and regional level.

17 Jun 2015 - Masantol gets new office building

PAMPANGA -- Masantol gets new office buildingThe Office of the Mayor here will soon find a new home after Governor Lilia Pineda funded the construction of the Executive/Legislative building here.

Through the request of Mayor Danilo Guinto, the Provincial Government of Pampanga released more than P4-million to build a three-storey building which will have the Office of the Mayor, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) and the Municipal Session Hall.

17 Jun 2015 - BIR now after P1.9-B in delinquent accounts

PAMPANGA -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV here is now running after P1.9-billion in delinquent accounts for Central Luzon through its Arrears Management Team (AMT) formed this February to collect taxes from recent and decades-old delinquent accounts.

Revenue Region IV (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee said the AMT has in fact collected P6-million and another P54-million from two delinquent accounts.

17 Jun 2015 - Guagua farmers harvest 'fruits' of training

PAMPANGA -- Some 112 farmers from this town on Thursday conducted a harvest festival complete with a fiesta-style boodle fight to celebrate the culmination of their training under SM Foundation's "Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan" farmers' training program in a Barangay San Matias private farmland.

The farmer graduates of Harvest Festival Batch 81 are part of the 12,000 beneficiaries of the training program across the country who participated in the 12 weekly sessions conducted by SM Foundation, Harbest, Department of Agriculture, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Rotary Club of Loyola Heights and the Municipal Government of Guagua.

17 Jun 2015 - Pampanga hospitals now permanent 'cleft centers'

PAMPANGA -- The Jose A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) and Ricardo P. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in this town are now permanent surgical centers, which will take on indigent cleft clip and cleft palate palates from Pampanga and nearby Central Luzon provinces on a regular basis.

This was disclosed by Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) president Benigno Ricafort during a press conference for the ongoing Operation Smile "Gift of Smiles" mega mission at JADMC here.

17 Jun 2015 - Capitol extends more aid

PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda, through the Pampanga Action Center for Overseas Filipino Workers Concerns (PACOC), continues to help Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker Gabino Taruc regarding his medical condition.

Taruc, who was diagnosed with a heart problem when he was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia after being confined for a week, will be given medical assistance by the Capitol, according to PACOC Head Maria Eliza Rey Muñoz.

17 Jun 2015 - $2-M sanitary disposal project to rise in Clark

CLARK FREEPORT -- Korean investors and their business partners based in Pampanga will construct a $2-million sewerage handling and sanitary disposal project in Barangay Calumpang, Mabalacat City.

Representatives of TesuPhils Inc. and L.C. Soliman Septic Tank Inc. signed on Tuesday the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the project in a 1.5-hectare land in Calumpang, which is part of the subzone of Clark.

17 Jun 2015 - Aeta leader asked to liquidate P23M funds

MABALACAT CITY -- Members of the Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association (Mata) are asking their chairman to liquidate some P23 million derived from their P16,000 daily average quarry collection at the Clark Freeport subzone.

Larry Lingay, who is also claiming the headship of the association, said Robert Serrano failed to account for the funds, which accumulated since 2013.

17 Jun 2015 - DOST, Ateneo introduce 'eHatid'

PAMPANGA -- An electronically based health information support system developed to help local government units (LGUs) make informed decisions on health concerns has been introduced to Central Luzon on Wednesday.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University, invited LGUs from Central Luzon to use the "eHealth Tablet for Informed Decision (eHatid) making program, a software application currently designed for mobile android devices that offers real-time access to health information among LGUs and medical doctors.

17 Jun 2015 - Bishop-elect calls for prayers on Quezon post

PAMPANGA -- Bishop-elect Monsignor Victor Ocampo, a native of Angeles City, is calling for prayers for his new post as he prepares to lead the Diocese of Gumaca in Quezon province.

"Like what Pope Francis said after his election, pray for me," said Ocampo, in a statement through the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website.

17 Jun 2015 - Operation Smile ships 11 MTs of supplies, equipment to Philippines

PAMPANGA -- International medical charity group Operation Smile has shipped eight metric tons of medicines and medical supplies plus three metric tons of medical equipment valued at US$1.3-million, roughly P58.1-million, for its mega mission "Gift of Smiles", which kicked off last June 12 and will run until June 20 simultaneously in Bacolor, Pampanga, Bacolod City, Cebu City, Davao City and Manila.

This was disclosed by Operation Smile Country Director of Development for the Philippines (Asia Regional Office) Roberto Manzano, who said that the shipment will be used to treat some 750 cleft lip and cleft palate indigent patients this month.

17 Jun 2015 - BPO firm head eyes Clark as growth area

CLARK FREEPORT -- A top executive of the Convergys Philippines, the country's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) firm, has cited Clark as one of the growth areas for the call center industry.

Ivic Mueco, senior vice-president and country manager of Convergys Philippines, said during the launching of the firm's new site at SM City Clark that "this is something that the Kapampangans should be proud of."

16 Jun 2015 - CIAC exec faces raps

MABALACAT CITY --- Officials of Barangay Cristo Rey in Capas town, Tarlac province have filed a civil case in court against a top official of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) for allegedly occupying illegally a building inside the O'Donnell resettlement.

Cristo Rey Chairman Rolando De Leon and Councilman Benjamin Pabustan filed Recovery of Possession case before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 66 in Capas, Tarlac on April 17, 2015 against Reynaldo Catacutan, CIAC vice president for operations.

16 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan OFW, agency find ‘amicable settlement’

PAMPANGA -- Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker Gabino Taruc finally met his agency, MMM International Placement Corporation, after filing charges against the latter for the "deceiving treatment" he received in Saudi Arabia.

Taruc and his agency met at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office here on Tuesday to settle the issues between two parties.

16 Jun 2015 - Ex-board member calls for support to guv's health care program

PAMPANGA -- Former Second District Board Member Olga Frances "Fritzie" David Dizon urged local officials and other groups to support the health care programs of the Pampanga provincial government after being alarmed by the increasing number of teenage pregnancies here.

Dizon said the all-out support from various sectors on the health care projects of Pampanga will drastically reduce the cases of teenage pregnancies threatening the "lives and future" of women and their children.

16 Jun 2015 - US Embassy sets ocean month movie screening in Pampanga

ANGELES CITY — The United States Embassy in Manila has set movie screening to mark the importance of preserving the world's oceans.

The special screening of "Seeing Blue: A World Oceans Month Movie Series," will be held at the Angeles University Foundation's St. Cecilia Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19.

15 Jun 2015 - 8 Koreans accused of gang rape

ANGELES CITY -- A Filipina was gang-raped by eight Korean nationals, one of whom she met through the Internet, police said Monday.

In a live interview with GMA News TV's QRT, SPO1 Marian Trinidad, the investigator on the case, said the Station 4 of Angeles City police got a call from the staff of a hospital at around 11 a.m. Monday reporting the incident.

15 Jun 2015 - Closed steel plant woos workers to stop protest

PAMPANGA -- Representatives of the Stronghold Steel Corporation here are allegedly wooing workers of the plant to stop their protest and sign a waiver regarding their separation pay.

The workers of the firm have been promised separation pay since the former firm known as Milwaukee Steel Corporation--believed to be partly owned by alleged businessman Antonio Tiu--permanently shut down last January after ceasing operations on December 15, 2014.

15 Jun 2015 - Rodriguez not running for governor

PAMPANGA -- Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez dispelled rumors on Monday that he will run for the province's highest post.

In an interview with veteran broadcaster Perry Pangan over the popular "Talakayan Ngayon" on dwRW 95.1 FM, Rodriguez--who spoke about the Mt. Pinatubo eruption where he, together with businessman Levy Laus pushed for rehabilitation and lifted the Kapampangan spirit and resiliency--said that he would not "battle it out" with the incumbent "mother of Pampanga" Governor Lilia Pineda.

15 Jun 2015 - DA: No improvement on Angat Dam water supply

PAMPANGA -- The water level of Angat Dam is still showing no signs of improvement as its level on Monday was at 174.44 meters, 0.3 meter lower than Sunday's 174.74 meters.

With this, the Department of Agriculture (DA) here said the planting for palay would definitely fall in the first week of July or even a bit later for Central Luzon

15 Jun 2015 - Sta. Ana students receive P500,000 scholarship grants

PAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Sta. Ana took advantage of the suspension of classes on Sunday to distribute half a million pesos in educational assistance to some 372 high school and college students.

Mayor Rommel Concepcion said the distribution is the second of five distributions this year in a bid help indigent students and their families.

14 Jun 2015 - Pinatubo eruption observance hailed

PAMPANGA -- Laus Group founder and chairman Levy P. Laus, a leading light in the difficult struggle to save Pampanga from lahar devastation in the aftermath of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991, has lauded the observance of the historic event's 24th anniversary on Monday.

“It think it is but fitting and proper that the Kapampangans devote this day in observing that fateful day because it is a source of inspiration and gratitude for all of us, especially those who gave themselves to the collective effort to save our province, and for those who have lived to see the result of that effort,” Laus said.

14 Jun 2015 - Pangilinan: Clark safe from storms, floods

CLARK FREEPORT -- Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan cited Clark’s location in hosting a national center for disaster monitoring operations.

Pangilinan said Clark’s backdrop of hills and high elevation make itself safe from onslaughts of severe tropical storms and floods.

14 Jun 2015 - Canlas is new Quota Pampanga prexy

PAMPANGA -- Myrna Canlas officially assumed the helm of the Quota International (QI) of Pampanga during the 21st Induction of Officers and Members of the club at the Oasis Hotel.

Canlas succeeded lawyer Joycel Robles-Panlili, who ended her term this month.

14 Jun 2015 - Truckers directed to use proper canvass cover

PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has called on quarry truckers here to observe the use of proper canvass cover on their trucks adding this is compliance with local and national laws.

PENRO head Art Punzalan said they are responding to calls from civil society groups from Porac.

13 Jun 2015 - Arroyo to seek re-election

PAMPANGA -- Incumbent Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will seek re-election in the 2016 polls despite her hospital arrest and reported deteriorating condition.

Lawyer Raul Lambino, a member of Arroyo's legal team, disclosed during the recent Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. general membership meeting here which he graced, that the former President wishes to continue serving her constituents in Porac, Floridablanca, Guagua, Sta. Rita, Sasmuan and her hometown Lubao despite her condition and situation.

13 Jun 2015 - 392 jobseekers hired on the spot in Independence Day job fairs

PAMPANGA -- Some 392 jobseekers were hired on the spot (HOTS) in the Independence Day Job and Livelihood Fairs in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said Friday.

The HOTS were part of the 1,571 jobseekers that flocked the job and livelihood fairs held at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Malolos City, Bulacan and Magic Mall in Sta Cruz, Zambales.

13 Jun 2015 - PAF implements modernization to protect PH's sovereignty

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is upgrading its armaments, equipment and aircraft in line with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program to preserve the country’s sovereignty.

Major General Julius Cesar Guillermo, commander of the PAF First Air Division stationed in this Freeport issued the statement during the commemoration of the 117th Independence Day at SM City Clark on Friday.

13 Jun 2015 - PamCham partners with government to further boost investments

PAMPANGA -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) has strengthened its partnership with the Provincial Government of Pampanga and other government agencies to boost investments and spur further economic activity in the countryside.

This was disclosed by PamCham president Jess Nicdao during the group's recent 49th general membership meeting at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city, where he said that the chamber participated in the review and continues to play an active role in the crafting and implementation of the provincial investment incentives code.

13 Jun 2015 - Lawmaker to continue investing in education

PAMPANGA -- Fourth district Representative Juan Pablo Bondoc said on Saturday that investing in human capital is one of the best programs to be rewarded as a public servant.

In the distribution ceremony for the last installment of Tulong Dunong scholarship program for this year, Bondoc said investing in education is an effective way to produce a proficient community in the future.

13 Jun 2015 - DA conducts review on research programs

PAMPANGA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Luzon conducted a review of its existing programs in an activity dubbed "Research Development and Extension In-House Review" from June 10 to 11 at Holiday Inn inside Clark Freeport.

The Agency In-House Review is the final evaluation of research studies of researchers of the division, collaborating agencies and local government units.

12 Jun 2015 - Pangilinan cites Clark as vital disaster response hub

CLARK FREEPORT -- Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan has underscored the role of the national center for disaster preparedness and rehabilitation that will rise soon inside Clark Freeport.

Pangilinan said the Network Operations Center (NOC) here will play a great role in coordinating efforts to mitigate impact of disasters and conduct organized rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

12 Jun 2015 - Pampanga council collects 362 blood bags

PAMPANGA -- A total of 362 blood bags had been collected during the first of series of bloodletting activity conducted by the Provincial Blood Services and Advocacy Council (PDSAC) Thursday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in this city.

The activity dubbed as "Atiu keng Daya Tamu ing Sumawup. Give Blood. Save Lives. Be a Donor Today" was in line with the celebration of World Blood Donor Day spearheaded by the PBSAC chaired by Governor Lilia Pineda in coordination with the Angeles University Foundation Medical Center, Pampanga Medical Specialist Hospital and Sacred Heart Medical Center.

12 Jun 2015 - Porac Day as special working holiday

PAMPANGA -- A bill seeking for the declaration of Porac Day as a special working holiday passed the Senate committee on local government.

Senate Bill 2386, which declares October 31 (Porac Day) as special working holiday, is one of the 17 bills approved by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., chairman of the committee on local government.

12 Jun 2015 - Pampanga upland farmers receive white corn seeds

PAMPANGA -- Upland farmers of Pampanga received white corn seeds as part of the Seed Exchange Program under the Corn Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

The DA-Central Luzon here distributed 200 bags of registered Open-Pollinated Corn Variety (OPV) glutinous white corn seeds.

12 Jun 2015 - Raps filed vs suspected RHB member

PAMPANGA -- Police have filed information of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against the arrested suspected member of the Marxist Leninist Party of Philippines-Rebolusyonaryong Hukbong Bayan (MLPP-RHB).

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, said they have filed appropriate charges against Ryan Lising, an alleged member of MLPP-RHB at the office of the Provincial Prosecutor Office, City of San Fernando by virtue of inquest resolution dated June 10 made by Assistant Prosecutor Ramon Tomas.

12 Jun 2015 - BPI launches diversified services in Angeles

ANGELES CITY --- The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has launched its Lifestyle Madness Weekend, which unwraps more edition of its auto, housing, personal and other types of loans.

This month's version of the BPI Madness caravan in Pampanga runs from June 11 to 14 at the events center of MarQuee Mall here.

11 Jun 2015 - Farmers expect bountiful harvest despite dry spell

PAMPANGA -- Farmers in this agricultural town are expecting a bountiful harvest of play despite the El Niño phenomenon, which has reportedly affected other neighboring municipalities in Pampanga.

Mayor Venancio Macapagal said that 1,350 hectares of farm lands in Barangays San Juan, San Nicolas, Santa Monica and San Agustin are expected to yield some 135,000 cavans of palay from June to July of this year.

11 Jun 2015 - Group: Relocate Capilion to Clark Green City

CLARK FREEPORT -- An advocacy group, which is calling for the development of Clark International Airport (CRK), asked the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to immediately stop the construction at the main entrance of the Freeport by the Capilion Corp. Pte. Ltd. of Singapore.

The Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement (PGKM) has urged the CDC to relocate the mixed-use commercial estate to the Clark Green City situated at the subzone of the Freeport in Capas, Tarlac.

11 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan artist to set up art installation on territorial dispute

PAMPANGA -- Multi-media artist Don Reich de Dios will be displaying his Fourth Public Art Installation on June 13 in Subic, Zambales as part of his "Back-off China series", a nationalist themed art installation on the ongoing territorial dispute on the West Philippine Sea.

The art installation is composed of Origami-inspired airplanes, amphibious vehicles and ships. It is a large-scale installation wherein the artist will set up a total of a hundred figures.

11 Jun 2015 - Clark semicon company named Central Luzon’s top exporter

CLARK FREEPORT -- A semiconductor company here was named Central Luzon's top exporter by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corporation remained the top exporter in the region with exports totaling to US$ 2.912 billion, which represents more than half of Central Luzon's export value.

10 Jun 2015 - Pangilinan insists on investing at Clark, 5 other airports

CLARK FREEPORT -- Business tycoon Manuel Pangilinan disclosed on Tuesday his main targets in infrastructure developments and stressed that the country will "only" attain tremendous economic growth if the roads, airports, railways, seaports and other related projects are fully developed.

"My heart is for this country," added Pangilinan to stress that his companies' mission is to help the country move forward and sustain growth in many sectors by providing more jobs and business opportunities to some 100 million Filipinos, especially those living outside the National Capital Region (NCR).

10 Jun 2015 - San Fernando to push through with old public market rehabilitation

PAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago said Wednesday that the City Government here will push through with the rehabilitation and improvement of the old public market at the Poblacion to give local traders a level playing field in the advent of malls and other big shopping centers.

Santiago and other city officials recently inspected the old public market and discussed with vendors and Fernandino business people their concerns and needs, which are essential in the renovation plan.

10 Jun 2015 - Tycoon supports advocacy to decongest Metro Manila

MABALACAT CITY --- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Chairman Manny Pangilinan has expressed support to the call of Pampanga businessmen to decongest Metro Manila for "our country's sake."

Pangilinan issued the statement to Pampanga newsmen who were invited in the annual PLDT stockholders meeting held at Shangri-la Makati on Tuesday.

10 Jun 2015 - Veteran newsman Sonny Lopez writes 30

CLARK FREEPORT -- Veteran newsman Angelo "Sonny" Lopez II passed away on Wednesday, more than a month after a heart bypass operation also known as coronary bypass surgery.

Lopez, 58, a former host of radio program Clark in Action aired over ACCTN Channel 6, reportedly suffered multiple organ failure after his surgery at the Philippine Heart Center on May 4.

10 Jun 2015 - No gov’t work, classes in Angeles for Mt. Pinatubo Memorial Day

ANGELES CITY -- The City Government of Angeles City has taken the cue from the Provincial Government of Pampanga and has issued Executive Order 14 suspending classes in all public and private schools in the city as well work in all government offices on June 15 in commemoration of the 24th year anniversary of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption.

Vega-Cabigting said that commemorating the event is the fitting tribute to the lessons learned from the devastation. She added that while Angeles City has fully recovered from the devastation brought by the calamity, the present generation of Angelenos should not forget one of the most trying times in the history of the city and the province.

10 Jun 2015 - Guv hosts congress for pregnant women

PAMPANGA -- Dozens received free prenatal check-ups, vitamins and counseling during the Buntis Congress facilitated by the Pampanga Provincial Government held at the Lubao Gym on Thursday with Governor Lilia Pineda reminding women of the need for proper maternal care.

Governor Pineda said that the Buntis Congress aims to increase the awareness of the soon-to-be-mothers on the importance of having monthly check-ups to reduce child and maternal mortality rate.

10 Jun 2015 - Angeles to host 117th Independence Day rites

ANGELES CITY -- The Pamintuan Mansion in Angeles City's heritage district will play center stage on June 12 as the city joins the nation in celebrating the 117th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Angeles City is one of the official sites recognized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to join other historical sites around the country for the simultaneous raising of the Philippine Flag, led by President Benigno Aquino in Iloilo City.

9 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan OFW finally back home

PAMPANGA -- About nine days after the upload of the Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker's (OFW) video on social media sites where he sought help from the government for his desire to return home, Gabino Taruc was finally released by his employer and is back in their home in Sta. Monica village here.

Taruc, who was earlier reported to have been confined at the Al Zhulfi General Hospital in Riyadh, was finally relieved after seeing his family when he arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 12:00 midnight on June 8.

9 Jun 2015 - 5 RHB members killed; 1 captured in Mexico clash

PAMPANGA -- Five suspected members of the Rebolusyunaryong Hukbong Bayan (RHB) were killed while another one was captured during an assault launched by government security forces at the rebels' safehouse in Barangay San Jose Matulid here dawn Tuesday.

Pampanga Provincial Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr. said the slain suspected rebels have been persuaded to surrender but they instead opened fire towards the assault team consisting of SWAT-Pampanga, Pampanga Provincial Police Office (PPPO) Intelligence Group, PPPO Public Safety Group and Mexico police.

9 Jun 2015 - PDRRMO monitoring eastern towns

PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) is monitoring parts of Candaba, particularly areas near Maasim River and barangays in the Tagalog Region near Bulacan in case a magnitude 7.2 earthquake damages the 47-year-old Angat dam.

The PDRRMO is also monitoring parts of Apalit near Sulipan, and areas in San Simon and San Luis with connecting waterways.

9 Jun 2015 - Marcos to address Pampanga councilors in general assembly

CLARK FREEPORT -- Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. will be the guest of honor and speaker in the upcoming Pampanga Councilors League (PCL) General Assembly to be held on June 26 to 27 at the Oxford Hotel here.

PCL president Mike Tapang said that Marcos was invited to shed insights on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Tapang said that the event will be attended by some 194 municipal and city councilors of Pampanga.

9 Jun 2015 - Group supports farmers' call vs charter change

PAMPANGA -- The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) expressed its support to the Filipino farmers' two-day protest and vigil against charter change (chacha) which was staged in front of the House of Representatives until Wednesday morning.

Republic Act 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) was enacted on June 10, 1988 and recently, the lower house passed on second reading Resolution of Both Houses No. 1 or the opening the 1987 Philippine Constitution to charter changes on its economic provisions.

9 Jun 2015 - Firm introduces technology for affordable, safe water

CLARK FREEPORT -- "Affordable and safe water for everyone" is what the Ian Cummins Enterprise (ICE) International Technology Incorporated is aiming to provide the Pampanga and the whole country after transferring its water treatment technology to Clark Freeport.

ICE sales manager Lloyd Nacu said they launched Signature Premium Water Philippines Incorporated to achieve the company’s goals of serving the community by providing potable water to business establishments and residences.

9 Jun 2015 - RCEO3 installs equipment in Central Luzon

PAMPANGA -- The Regional Communications and Electronic Office-3 (RCEO3) here, has installed several communications equipment in Central Luzon.

Superintendent Dioscoro Mataa, chief of RCEO3, said some of their major accomplishments for the second semester of 2014 and first quarter this year, include the installation of a conventional repeater at Mt. Samat, Pilar and the installation of radio relay in Bagac, both in Bataan.

9 Jun 2015 - No government work, classes in Pampanga on June 15

Work in government offices and classes in all public and private schools in Pampanga are suspended June 15 in commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption.

Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, through Executive Order 006-2015 she signed on Monday, said that Pampanga's rise after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption is a testament to resiliency and unity of the Kapampangans.

8 Jun 2015 - Capitol welcomes 4 rebel returnees

PAMPANGA - Like a gift for Independence Day, the provincial government here headed by Governor Lilia Pineda welcomed the return to the fold of mainstream society four members of the New People’s Army (NPA) allegedly operating in the western part of Pampanga.

Governor Lilia Pineda said with the genuine concern of the provincial government to the plight of Kapampangans especially to Aetas in the mountainous part of the province, the NPA rebels had decided to lay down their arms and trust their provincial government as the communities’ partner and agent in their quest for genuine change and development.

8 Jun 2015 - NGCP conducts Power 103 seminar

PAMPANGA -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) yesterday conducted a seminar dubbed as Power 103 for members of the local media on Monday at their substation in Mexico.

The activity is part of the NGCP's plan to make consumers aware of the NGCP's role in the energy industry through the help of media practitioners.

8 Jun 2015 - Local traffic board proposes measures for improved traffic

ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Traffic Management Board (ACTMB) has proposed stricter measures to improve vehicular traffic in the city as classes resume this month.

Councilor Amos Rivera, vice-chairman of the ACTMB, said the board identified certain areas in the city that require new traffic schemes to make it safer and comfortable for commuters, public transport, private vehicles and pedestrians alike.

7 Jun 2015 - Koreans eye Clark Freeport as business, tourism center

CLARK FREEPORT -- A group of Korean nationals in Central Luzon has expressed positive views on Clark as an investment and tourism hub.

Kim Ki Young, president of the Korean Community Association Central Luzon, Inc. (KCACLI) said Clark is an area conducive for business and leisure.

7 Jun 2015 - Duterte to keynote PamCham meet today

PAMPANGA -- The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) will have Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as keynote speaker on the group’s 49th General Membership Meeting and induction of new members today, Monday, at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol here.

During the chamber gathering slated to start at 11:30 a.m., Duterte is expected to talk about federalism as part of his “listening tour.”

7 Jun 2015 - 2,000 cops deployed in Bataan for APEC meet

PAMPANGA -- Some 2,000 policemen were sent in Bagac, Bataan to secure delegates of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) summit set on June 9 to 12 at the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, officer-in-charge of Police Regional Office-3 , said they deployed the police personnel two days before the holding of the Fiscal Transparency and Taxation Policy Dialogue and Senior Finance Officials’ Meeting (SFOM).

7 Jun 2015 - New parade grounds, jogging path get high grades

CLARK FREEPORT -- Professional runners and health enthusiasts have given high grades to the newly renovated jogging path around the Parade Ground here, citing its quality and advantage in athlete training and help to those wanting to keep fit.

Melvin Fausto, national head coach of Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) said that the new rubberized jogging path would greatly benefit both the professional and amateur runners.

7 Jun 2015 - PAF to show capability, equipment in mall exhibit

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is set to stage a mall exhibit at SM City Clark to show its capability and equipment.

The activity is in line with the PAF’s 68th founding anniversary on July 1, 2015 with its theme “Matatag na Bagwis, Dangal ng Bayan, Lakas ng Sambayanan,” said Second Lieutenant Ferdauzia Santos, First Air Division public information officer.

7 Jun 2015 - Central Luzon farmers: Fight for land reform

ANGELES CITY -- Farmers belonging to different organizations in Central Luzon are calling for a genuine land reform and the ousting of President Benigno Aquino III.

The group made the call as they launch a caravan dubbed SAKBAYAN 2015 here Monday.

7 Jun 2015 - Thousands benefit from medical mission

ANGELES CITY -- Thousands of residents at the Northville 15 resettlement and other sitios of Barangay Cutud benefitted from a medical mission sponsored by the Australian Returned and Services League (RSL) Angeles City Philippines Sub Branch.

Rodelio “Tony” Mamac, village chief of Barangay Balibago and coordinator of the Angeles City RSL, said that some 1,300 children with ages two to 12 received medical attention.

6 Jun 2015 - Church for poor rising in Floridablanca

PAMPANGA -- There is a new crowd-drawer at Nabuklod, an Aeta village perched 1,200 feet above sea level, where a pilgrimage site was created

Parishioners are thanking Father Jess Manabat and his long-time supporters, including Governor Lilia Pineda, for the creation of a pilgrimage site near the housing units of the Aetas in the area.

6 Jun 2015 - Businessmen, local execs oppose P7-B Capilion Clark project

ANGELES CITY -- Businessmen and local officials have aired their strong objection against the development of a three-hectare property along the main entrance of Clark Freeport by the Singapore-based Capilion Corporation Pte, Ltd.

The Singaporean firm, which vowed to invest P7-billion for the long-term lease and development of a mixed-use facility along the Clark perimeter road parallel to the Manuel A. Roxas Highway, has started clearing the area, which is thick with full-grown trees.

6 Jun 2015 - Construction of 2,531 classrooms in Central Luzon for senior high schools set

PAMPANGA -- As part of the ongoing preparations for the full implementation of the K to 12 Program particularly the Senior High School (SHS) in SY 2016-2017, the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Luzon continues to undertake efforts to adequately address the needs and ensure the success of the Senior High School Program in the region.

In line with this, the construction of 2,531 classrooms for DepEd Senior High Schools is set to commence this July, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Luzon.

6 Jun 2015 - Cebu Pacific first Philippine carrier to land in Doha, Qatar

CLARK FREEPORT -- Cebu Pacific Air has launched twice weekly non-stop flights between Manila, Philippines and Doha, Qatar making it the first Philippine carrier to land in Doha.

CEB is the only Philippine carrier flying between these two cities. Lowest year-round fares between Manila and Doha start at P9,488, which is approximately 60 percent lower than other airlines.

6 Jun 2015 - 4,462 indigents in San Simon town get free PhilHealth cards

PAMPANGA -- As part of the Alaga Ka (Alamin at Gamitin) Para sa Maayos na Buhay program of PhilHealth, Department of Health (DOH) and the Municipal Health Office, the local government of San Simon distributed free PhilHealth member data records (MDRs) recently.

Led by Governor Lilia Pineda, some 4,462 Simonians received their updated MDRs on a separate distribution program held at municipal multi-purpose covered court and San Jose covered court.

5 Jun 2015 - Capitol vows to help Kapampangan OFW

PAMPANGA -- Reacting swiftly to his pleas for assistance, the Provincial Government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday vowed to help Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Gabino Taruc, who is confined in a hospital in Az Zhulfi, Riyadh.

Taruc, 30, hails from Barangay Sta. Monica in San Luis and in a video uploaded June 1 on social media sites, has been seeking help from the government so he could go home as he was allegedly "deceived" on the kind of work stipulated in his employment contract. In the same video, he expressed his desire to come home but cannot, as he is being asked to pay some P100,000 as employer's fee first.

5 Jun 2015 - Anakpawis to Aquino: Defend PH sovereignty

CLARK FREEPORT -- The militant Anakpawis Party-list has challenged President Benigno Aquino III to defend national sovereignty against Chinese intrusion and stop being a puppet of powerful countries such as the United States and Japan.

The political party at the same time expressed support to the people's protest led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) at the Chinese Embassy in Makati city that demanded "Defend Sovereignty, China out of Philippine waters!"

5 Jun 2015 - Teachers: Don't discriminate persons with disabilities

ANGELES CITY -- Teachers of the Angeles Elementary School Special Education Center has appealed to employees of the SM City Clark that persons with disability (PWD) deserve to be treated correctly.

Sped teacher Editha Pena, who talked about the proper handling of physically- challenged individuals during a seminar conducted by the mall on Friday, said that PWDs need special attention especially when going to public places like malls.

5 Jun 2015 - San Simon vows additional classrooms for K-12 program

PAMPANGA -- In line with the implementation of the K to 12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd) in the province, the Municipal Government vowed additional classrooms for secondary schools here.

As an answer to the "Forum on K-12 Program: Senior High School Implementation in Pampanga" organized by the Capitol last May 15, the local government here headed by Mayor Leonora Wong assured the administration of five supplementary classrooms in public schools.

4 Jun 2015 - Kapampangan OFW wants to come home, seeks help

PAMPANGA -- A Kapampangan overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from San Luis town who is currently in Saudi Arabia is seeking help from the government so he could go home, as he was allegedly "deceived" on the kind of work stipulated in his employment contract.

A video of Gabino Vital Taruc, 30, from Barangay Sta. Monica here, reportedly shot while he was confined at a Saudi hospital and uploaded on June 1, has been circulating in social media for almost a week now.

4 Jun 2015 - Ayala committed to end row with Porac farmers

CLARK FREEPORT -- A top executive of the P90-billion Alviera property development project in Porac town has cited the commitment of the Ayala Land Inc. to settle its differences with the farmers in the area.

Alviera general manager John Estacio disclosed this during a briefing with mediamen at the Widus Hotel inside the Freeport on Wednesday.

4 Jun 2015 - Guv opens P2.7-M diagnostic center

PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Mayor Rommel Concepcion led the inauguration of a local diagnostic center in this town, worth P2.7 million, on Wednesday.

The new health facility is situated in San Joaquin Village of this town and funded by the Provincial Government as part of Pineda's commitment to provide quality yet affordable health services for all Kapampangans.

4 Jun 2015 - Comelec reminds voters of ‘No Bio, No Boto’ rule

MABALACAT CITY -- The Commission on Election (Comelec) in this component city has reiterated the agency’s "No Bio, No Boto" policy.

Voters are required to undergo authentication by biometric verification under the new policy.

4 Jun 2015 - Layug to showcase Betis art in UAE exhibits

PAMPANGA -- Maverick sculptor Willy Layug is set to exhibit unique Kapampangan woodwork designs and art at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in two exhibits sponsored by the Philippine Embassy showcasing Filipino talent in celebration of the Philippines Independence Day on June 12.

Layug said that Philippine Ambassador to UAE Grace Relucio-Princesa is supportive of the event and said that the exhibits are aimed at showcasing the talent of Filipinos and the culture of the Philippines.

3 Jun 2015 - Review of Angat Dam's structural integrity sought

PAMPANGA -- Bulacan officials have expressed concern on the danger posed by Angat Dam to Pampanga and Bulacan provinces if hit by the “Big One” earthquake to be generated by the West Valley fault.

Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado has appealed for the need to revisit the structural integrity of the 47-year-old dam.

3 Jun 2015 - Ayala Land to infuse P90B in Porac Alviera project

CLARK FREEPORT -- Ayala Land, Incorporated (ALI) has earmarked P90 billion for Alviera, a 1,100-hectare large-scale mixed-use property development in Porac town.

This was bared by Alviera general manager John Estacio during the Pampanga Press Club’s monthly forum at the Widus Hotel in this Freeport on Wednesday.

3 Jun 2015 - Cayetano: Angeles mayor aspirants all qualified

ANGELES CITY -- “Let the people of Angeles decide.”

This was the statement issued by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano when asked by newsmen if he will support his colleague Senator Lito Lapid or Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting who is supporting his Presyo Trabaho Kita or PTK program.

3 Jun 2015 - Rescued dolphin alive, well at Ocean Adventure

SUBIC BAY -- A stranded dolphin that was rescued by members of the Philippine Marine Mammal Stranding Network (PMMSN) last April and brought to the Dolphin Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Ocean Adventure, a marine theme park here, is on his way to a full recovery.

Gail Laule, chief operating officer of Ocean Adventure, said that the dolphin was named "Kagitingan" because he was rescued in the town of Subic, Zambales on April 9, or the Day of Valor.

3 Jun 2015 - PB approves P12M for Mexico hospital

PAMPANGA -- Governor Lilia Pineda announced on Tuesday that the Provincial Board (PB) has granted her request for the provision of P12-million for the construction of an extension building or annex of the Mexico Community Hospital here.

“Inaprubahan ne ning Sangguniang Panlalawigan king pamanimuna ng Vice Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda ing kahilingan ku na aprubahan de in P12 million a pondo para pagawang additional a building ning hospital (the Provincial Board headed by Vice-Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda has approved the P12 million for the additional building of the hospital),” she said.

3 Jun 2015 - Porac to create traffic task force

PAMPANGA -- The Municipal Government of Porac is set to create a task force that will monitor the traffic situation along the Porac-Angeles road in barangays Santa Cruz and Manibaug Paralaya after the ongoing road construction of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) doubled the volume of vehicles with some “unruly quarry trucks” causing heavy traffic in the area.

Porac Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David met with officers of the two barangays, as well as quarry operators, truckers, jeepney operators, local police and civil society representatives at the municipal hall the other day.

3 Jun 2015 - Fajardo is new CSF police OIC

PAMPANGA -- Mayor Edwin Santiago disclosed yesterday that the City of San Fernando has a new officer-in-charge of police in the person of Supt. Jean Fajardo.

Santiago said Fajardo paid a courtesy call at his city hall office on Monday to start working on her post, after Supt. Rechie Duldulao was relieved last week as part of the ongoing regular Philippine National Police (PNP) revamp.

2 Jun 2015 - Porac boosts war vs illegal drugs

PAMPANGA -- Porac Mayor Condralito “Carling” de La Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David ordered a renewed campaign against illegal drugs resulting in the arrest of five alleged drug pushers during separate police operations here recently.

David, who speaks against illegal drugs during symposiums hosted by the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Pampanga Police Office, said “the mayor and I have made it our commitment to play a big part in helping eradicate prohibited drugs in Porac since we assumed our respective post in 2010.”

2 Jun 2015 - Angeles City council regulates videoke, karaoke use

ANGELES CITY -- The City Council here passed an ordinance regulating the use of videoke, karaoke and similar audio devices in certain areas within the city, including residential, public roads and spaces and other restricted zones as defined by law.

City Councilor Edgardo Pamintuan, Jr. said Ordinance No. 366, series 2015, otherwise known as "The Videoke Machines and Similar Electronic Devices Regulation Ordinance of Angeles City", was passed primarily to protect residents from discomfort and disturbances posed by the unregulated use of videoke and amplified sounds, especially during the wee hours of the morning.

2 Jun 2015 - Dry spell, Angat Dam level may push planting season to August

PAMPANGA -- The prevailing dry spell in Luzon and the continuing plunging water level of Angat Dam may soon push the official start of the planting season from July 15 to August 1 if rains will not come soon.

This was bared by Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Director Andrew Villacorta on Tuesday.

2 Jun 2015 - Cayetano cites classroom shortage amid K-12 implementation

ANGELES CITY -- The shortage of classrooms is just one of the many problems the Department of Education (DepEd) is encountering as it implements the K-to-12 education scheme nationwide.

This was the reaction of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano to the statements of DepEd officials that they are ready to implement the new education program.

2 Jun 2015 - Quarry revenues hit P27M in May

PAMPANGA -- The Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) reported P27.72 million in quarry revenues for the month of May.

The said collection is some P3 million less than 2014's collection for the same month but is within the average collection for four consecutive years.

2 Jun 2015 - Malaysian firm invests in Clark aviation school

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Asian Aviation Center for Excellence (AACE) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has invested in the Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT), which is based in this Freeport.

The PAAT has announced its tie up with the AACE, an aviation training centre jointly owned by aviation corporate giants namely CAE Inc. of Canada and AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia.

2 Jun 2015 - DOH to hold universal health care caravan in Central Luzon

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Health (DOH) shall hold a Universal Health Care (UHC) caravan in select parts of Central Luzon in an effort to reach target population and improve access to relevant health information, services, and commodities.

“The caravan shall include Buntis Parties, where essential pre-natal care services will be rendered to pregnant women and ensure accessibility of ultrasound services,” DOH Regional Local Health Support Division OIC Lailani Mangulabnan said during Thursday’s regional launch of High Impact Five (HIF).

1 Jun 2015 - San Fernando resumes TOFA search

PAMPANGA -- After being shelved in 2013 when the City Council amended a governing ordinance, the city government here through the private sector-run executive committee has announced the resumption of the search for exemplary citizens in The Outstanding Fernandino Awards or TOFA.

Mayor Edwin Santiago and TOFA 2016 Executive Committee Chairman Frank De Jesus said in a press conference at the City Hall on Monday that the City Council has amended Section 9 of Ordinance No. 2009-001 or the TOFA by holding the search every three years instead of annually.

1 Jun 2015 - 4 hurt in 10-vehicle crash in NLEx

PAMPANGA -- At least four persons were injured on Monday when three trailer trucks and seven cars figured in a multiple collision near the City of San Fernando exit northbound lane of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).

In a statement, NLEx traffic management and safety department head Robyn Ignacio said a speeding trailer truck lost control and rammed several vehicles stuck in traffic caused by an earlier accident an hour before the multiple collision at 10 a.m.

1 Jun 2015 - Leyte faithful to receive replicas of ‘Lady of Hope’

PAMPANGA -- Some 100 three-feet replica images of image of Our Lady of Hope of Palo, the image used in the Papal Mass in Tacloban Airport, will be distributed to some 70 parishes and schools in Leyte in commemorating the second anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda's destruction and to bring further devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Presidential Merit Awardee for Ecclesiastical Art Willy Layug, the sculptor of many of the images and icons used in the recent visit of Pope Francis, said that he was asked by Palo Archbishop John Du for the images to be distributed in Palo and other areas devastated by the calamity in November 2013.

1 Jun 2015 - CCA scholar crowned Mutya ning Angeles 2015

ANGELES CITY -- A scholar studying at the City College of Angeles (CCA) bested over the weekend 18 other candidates for the title of Mutya ning Angeles 2015.

Mirjan Hipolito of Barangay Lourdes Sur is an incoming third year tourism student at the CCA and is a consistent President’s Lister and an academic scholar. She was also named Miss CCA two years ago.

1 Jun 2015 - Mabalacat PWDs commend CDC employment program

MABALACAT CITY -- The Mabalacat City Federation of Persons with Disabilities (MFPWD) has commended the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for initiating an employment fair for the physically-challenged individuals and indigenous people (IP).

Michael Miranda, head of the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), said their organization expressed gratitude to the state-owned corporation for launching the Third Job Fair for PWDs and IPs.

1 Jun 2015 - 2 more HIV-Aids treatment hubs in Central Luzon eyed

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Health (DOH) eyes within the year the establishment of two additional treatment hubs in Central Luzon for individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids).

“We want to expand because of the big population of Central Luzon. These proposed hubs are located in Nueva Ecija and Bataan,” DOH HIV Medical Coordinator Maria Eloisa Vidar said during Thursday’s regional launch of High Impact Five (HIF).

1 Jun 2015 - Olongapo drug dealers convicted

SUBIC BAY -- Two drug dealers in Olongapo City were sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to pay P500,000 pesos each as penalty for drug conviction.

In separate decisions dated February 6 and 27, 2015, Judge Roline Ginez-Jabalde of the Regional Trial Court Branch 74 in Olongapo City found Abubakar Rakiin and Faisal Malawad guilty for selling a sachet of shabu.