4th district records 9 suicides in 3 months

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:54 p.m.

MASANTOL -- At least nine suicide incidents have been recorded in two towns of the province's fourth district within a period of three months.

Alice Manalastas, barangay health worker (BHW) president here, told Sun.Star Pampanga on Tuesday that they have recorded six suicide incidents in their town. These happened in Barangays Sagrada, San Nicolas, Batasan and Bebe Anac from the month of May to July 6 this year.

Cyclists assail firm for bike ban

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:53 p.m.

MABALACAT -- A group of mountain and road bikers assailed the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for implementing a bike ban along the MA Roxas Street during rush hours without prior notice.

Some members of the Kabalen Mountain Bikers Association (KMBA) said they were not allowed to pass by the Clark Freeport main gate last Thursday and Sunday.

Police still in hot pursuit vs Dutch killers

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:52 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Police authorities in Pampanga said Tuesday that they are still in hot pursuit against the suspected killers of Dutch national Wilhelmus Geertman, who was gunned down last July 3.

Two men wearing bull caps barged into the gates of the Alay Bayan Luson Inc. (ABI-Luson) at the L&S Subdivision in Barangay Telebastagan, City of San Fernando, a little past noon of July 3.

Fishpond owner hits board member for suspending demolition

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:52 p.m.

MASANTOL -- A village official here who happened to be an owner of some 300 hectares of fishpond is disappointed with Board Member Ricardo Yabut after he asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DWPH) to suspend demolition of houses here and in Macabebe.

San Jose Viray said he is not in favor with the decision of Yabut as it would not serve the best interest of the public not only in this town but also in the neighboring towns.

Farmers host medical mission for Mabalacat village

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:51 p.m.

MABALACAT -- The Butil Farmers party led a medical and dental mission for residents of Macapagal village here over the weekend in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP).

Butil Representative Agapito Guanlao said the activity is part of their party's regular socio-civic programs in partnership with non-government groups.

Town gets 97% in Anti-Red Tape Act

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:51 p.m.

SAN LUIS -- Good, transparent and effective governance are what made this third-class municipality in the fourth district to score an unprecedented rating of 97 percent in the Anti-Red Tape Act (Arta).

Director Angie Blanco of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Pampanga told Sun.Star Pampanga on Monday that San Luis government, headed by Mayor Venancio Macapagal, scored "the highest percentage among other towns in the province as far as the Arta is concerned."

Wi-Fi services up for Subic establishments

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:50 p.m.

SUBIC FREEPORT -- The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Corporations (PLDT) and its subsidiary SubicTel signed up an agreement recently with 12 Subic merchants to provide them with premium Wi-Fi service.

The project has increased to 125 the total number of establishments currently powered by PLDT's Wi-Fi zones in the Freeport.

AirAsia offers 100-hour seat sale

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:50 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippines AirAsia launched Tuesday a special low-fare promotion to international and local tourist destinations to celebrate its first 100 days of operations in the country.

The promo, dubbed as "100 Hours Special Philippines AirAsia 100 Days Into Airvolution," features exciting destinations like Kalibo, Davao, Puerto Princesa at an all-in-fares of P275 (one way) - P0 for the seat, P15 for airport tax, P230 for fuel surcharges and P30 for the value-added tax or vat.

Gokongwei wins world leadership award

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:49 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT --- Cebu Pacific chief executive officer and president Lance Gokongwei was cited at the annual Airline Strategy Awards 2012 in London "for leading Cebu Pacific to become the largest and most profitable domestic carrier in the Philippines while positioning it for future international leadership."

The Airline Strategy awards Sunday, hosted by Flightglobal publication, Airline Business, started in 2002. The event recognizes the airline industry's best in leadership, marketing, and innovation.

Congress urged: Declare July 10 as 'Dolphying Day'

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:56 p.m.

MANILA (2nd Update, 4:11 p.m.) -- A member of the House of Representatives filed Wednesday a measure seeking to declare July 10th of every year as "Filipino Fun Day" or "Dolphying Day" in honor of the late Comedy King Dolphy.

Dolphy (Rodolfo V. Quizon Sr. in real life) died at 8:34 p.m. Tuesday, two weeks shy of his 84th birthday, at the Makati Medical Center. He succumbed to multiple organ failure, arising as a complication of severe pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

MassKara logo launched

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 09:10 a.m.

THE official logo of the 2012 MassKara Festival with the theme "Life's good in Bacolod" was launched Tuesday night at the Bacolod Government Center.

The launch coincided with City Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s birthday Tuesday.

Mayor gets ‘blessing for victory’

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 09:09 a.m.

BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia received on Tuesday the blessing of Fr. Naring de la Cruz who prayed that he may have the strength to claim victory in the next year’s polls.

The mayor plans to run for Congress in the lone district of Bacolod City.

Mayor: Birthday wishes for Bacolod

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 09:05 a.m.

AS Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia celebrated his 60th birthday Tuesday, he said his birthday wishes, as in the past years, are for Bacolod City and its residents.

He said among his part birthday wishes were the realization of the Bacolod City College (BCC), slaughterhouse, relocation site, sanitary landfill, north terminal and government center, among others.

Resident opposes transfer of lawyer’s registration

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 09:04 a.m.

A RESIDENT of Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) is asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to deny the application for transfer of registration of lawyer Jose Max Ortiz from Bacolod City to the town.

In his opposition before the Comelec, Fernando Toreno, of Barangay Kumaliskis, DSB, said that Ortiz is a former councilor of Bacolod with address at No.9 Canary St., Barangay Montevista, Bacolod City.

Guisihan relieved as provincial police chief

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 09:03 a.m.

SENIOR Superintendent Allan Guisihan, who is set to receive his promotion to general, confirmed his relief as provincial director of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (Noppo) effective Tuesday.

Guisihan said that he received a telephone message from the Police Regional Office-Western Visayas about his relief Tuesday. He was instructed to report to the regional office as the directorial chief of staff.

Capitol beefs up Lagoon security

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 09:02 a.m.

TWO additional security personnel were detailed at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon after a series of incidents occurred at the public park, said Roberto Jalandoni, in charge of the security at the Lagoon.

Recently, a member of the Bacolod City police who was strolling inside the lagoon with a companion was ganged up and stabbed by a group believed to be members of a fraternity.

Firm opposes another public port

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 09:00 a.m.

BACOLOD Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco) legal counsel former vice mayor Renecito Novero said Tuesday that the company opposes the establishment of another public port aside from Bredco port, which is considered as the existing public port.

Novero said that such opposition has practical, legal and economic reasons, as there is already an existing public seaport built and operated by Bredco under the name of the City of Bacolod.

Councilor denies abandoning group

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 08:59 a.m.

BACOLOD City Councilor Sonya Verdeflor said Tuesday that she and her party mates Councilors Archie Baribar, El Cid Familiaran, Catalino Alisbo and Elmer Sy have not abandoned their original group tha helped them land seats in the City Council.

She said that their relationship with the Grupo Serbisyo party of former Bacolod City lone district respresentative Monico Puentevella extends beyond politics.

Dismissed city accountant slams Ombud decision

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 08:56 a.m.

BACOLOD City Accountant Eduardo Ravena questioned on Tuesday the sense of fairness of the dismissal order of the Ombudsman, considering that out of the nine vouchers that were allegedly tampered, he signed only one.

He said the act was done during the administration of former mayor Luzviminda Valdez.

Gun owners reminded to renew registration

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 08:55 a.m.

BACOLOD City Police Office (BCPO) Operations Branch head Police Senior Inspector Lester Leada reminded on Tuesday firearms holders to renew their firearms registration at the BCPO.

Leada said that out of more than 5,000 firearms holders, only 400 of them have renewed their firearms registration at the BCPO.

Police, force multipliers ink agreement

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 08:54 a.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), Bacolod Riders Organization Inc. and Strikers Group entered into a memorandum of agreement at the BCPO headquarters last Monday to fight criminality in the city, BCPO officer-in-charge Police Superintendent Joseph Bayan said Tuesday.

Bayan said the MOA signing aimed to intensify BCPO’s anti-criminality campaign, especially against the motorcycle-riding suspects.

CPLA head escapes slay try

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 04:02 a.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA)-Kalinga ground commander Tirso Iwangga survived another slay attempt Monday night at his house in Barangay Bolinao.

Iwangga said he was resting with relatives and children inside his house around 9:15 p.m. when the gunmen came. He went outside his house and heard gunfire.

City opposes ancestral land title issuance

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 04:01 a.m.

SEVERAL city officials expressed their opposition on Monday to the continued issuance of ancestral land titles in several watersheds and public forests in the Baguio City.

Environment committee chairman Councilor Erdolfo Balajadia expressed his contention to the continued issuance of ancestral land claims claiming the titling of some watersheds if left unabated will endanger the remaining watersheds in the city such as in Busol, Buyog, and Camp Eight.

City successfully fences portion of Busol

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 03:59 a.m.

CITY foresters and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) successfully fenced a portion of the Busol watershed last Thursday to protect it from informal settlers.

City Environment and Parks Management Office Forestry (Cepmo) and Watershed Management Division chief Walter Aguirre said they secured a portion of the watershed intended as a bamboo tree nursery of the Baguio Regreening Movement.

City asks Aquino to order halt on tree cutting

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 03:58 a.m.

LOCAL environmentalist leader and city Councilor Philian Weygan has submitted to the City Council a resolution asking President Benigno Aquino III to order a moratorium of tree cutting in Baguio City.

Weygan said she filed the resolution after several groups asked her office to help stop the further decimation of trees in the city even in privately-owned lots.

Daycare teachers, parents to settle confusion

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 03:57 a.m.

TUBLAY, Benguet –- Daycare teachers and pupils’ parents will soon meet to settle some misunderstandings in this town.

The Municipal Council said on Monday some parents of the children in daycare schools complained of the ‘poor’ services the teachers render.

Kid’s heroism lauded

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 02:55 a.m.

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy received a certificate of recognition from Negros Oriental Provincial Government following his heroic deeds when the flash floods hit Dumaguete City Sunday afternoon.

In a simple ceremony held at the Governor’s Office Monday morning, Governor Roel Degamo recognized the heroism of March Anthony Talarion of Purok Santan, Taclobo in Dumaguete City.

Kid’s heroism lauded

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 02:54 a.m.

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy received a certificate of recognition from Negros Oriental Provincial Government following his heroic deeds when the flash floods hit Dumaguete City Sunday afternoon.

In a simple ceremony held at the Governor’s Office Monday morning, Governor Roel Degamo recognized the heroism of March Anthony Talarion of Purok Santan, Taclobo in Dumaguete City.

Integrated transport terminal inaugurated

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 02:54 a.m.

THE Integrated Transport Terminal located at the back of Robinson’s Place-Dumaguete was inaugurated Tuesday morning.

The new terminal, owned by Robinson’s Land Corporation, upon its completion within this month will be turned over to Federation of Negros Oriental Drivers’ and Operators’ Association (Fedendoa), said Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria.

High Court stops fixed pay for drivers

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:52 a.m.

CEBU CITY – Some transport leaders in Cebu welcomed the Supreme Court’s (SC) order to stop the adoption of fixed salaries for bus drivers and conductors.

These workers will continue to earn on commission basis until the SC lifts its order against the implementation of Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Department Order 118-12.

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