Construction of medical center stalled

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City, which is located inside the Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) here, will not be completed by December in time for a series of meetings in January 2015 in relation to the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) Summit.

This was according to the Peregrine Development International Incorporated (Peregrine), the main contractor of the GGLC project, which is being implemented by the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC).

Foundation’s medical mission benefit Lubao folks

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

LUBAO- Some 2,000 indigent individuals here benefitted from a medical mission dubbed "Puso Para Sa Bayan Caravan" sponsored by the J.C. Binay Foundation over the weekend.

Makati Congresswoman Mar-Len Abigail Binay, daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, said the caravan is aimed to provide health, legal and other social services to poor families in different parts of the country.

Pedicab driver shot dead in Mexico

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

MEXICO, Pampanga -- A pedicab driver was shot dead by a still unidentified riding-in-tandem at Sitio Centro, Barangay Lagundi, police said on August 28.

The victim was identified as 33-year-old Gerald Simbillo, a resident of Barangay San Jose Matulid, Mexico, Pampanga.

Police conducts training on barangay peacekeeping

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- The Police office in Pampanga recently conducted a training for members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) in Apalit town.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police office head, said the training is aimed to create awareness on the role of barangay officials in maintaining peace and order and at the same time to train barangay peacekeepers.

Popular nursery rhymes now in Kapampangan

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Holy Angel University (HAU) Center for Kapampangan Studies and Pampanga Tourism Office celebrated the “Aldo ning Amanung Sisuan” last August 29 with the launching of the first album compilation of Kapampangan nursery rhymes at the Pampanga Provincial Capitol.

Kapampangan designs showcased

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO— Local fashion designer, stylist, hair and makeup artists here in Pampanga recently showcased their world-class creations and collections through the launching of Catwalk Pampanga Fashion Week 2014 at the Plaza Atrium, Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.

The Catwalk Pampanga Fashion Week is a local version of the prestigious Philippine Fashion Week which aims to flaunt the creativity of Kapampangans.

San Fernando beefs up war vs drugs

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando has beefed up its fight against illegal drugs after barangay captains and tanods of from 35 villages gathered on Friday at the Heroes Hall for the Anti-Drug Summit meant to increase awareness on the drug problem at the grassroots.

The summit was spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Pampanga in coordination with the City Government of San Fernando.

Guv: ‘Let’s care for the Aetas’

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda appealed to all Kapampangans especially government and non-government organizations to take an active role in helping and taking care and looking after the welfare of Aetas in the upland areas of the province.

"The government cannot do it alone. We need the active participation of all sectors in the province. We must help Aetas to help themselves and to stand on their own. This cannot be done overnight," the governor said.

PNP thanks Capitol for new crime lab

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:25 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) expressed gratitude to the Provincial Government here for the construction of the Regional Crime Laboratory Office, which was inaugurated at Camp Olivas on Friday.

The new crime laboratory was built to provide efficient scientific investigation and speedy medico legal services.

Leaders want Clark airport promoted

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- National and local leaders have recognized on Friday the need to promote Clark International Airport (CRK) as an international gateway of the country.

The promotion and marketing of the airport was aired during a congressional hearing at the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) yesterday.

Guv to mayors: Strengthen peace, dev’t in Pampanga

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:51 p.m.

SUBIC FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda enjoined the members of the Pampanga Mayors’ League (PML) to strengthen their efforts in maintaining peace and order in their respective cities and municipalities to boost the development of the whole province in a meeting in Subic on Wednesday.

DRDO warns cops: Penalty for drug users is dismissal

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:47 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "Cops who are using illegal drugs have no place in the command."

Thus said Senior Superintendent Melvin Ramon Buenafe, deputy regional director for operations (DRDO) of the Police Regional Office 3, as he led on Friday surprise drug tests on personnel assigned at the Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) here.

Ex-cop killed by motorcycle-riding suspects

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A former policeman and current barangay council was gunned down by three unidentified armed men riding on board a motorcycle along Olongapo-Gapan road in Barangay San Mateo, Arayat, Pampanga, on Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Officer-In-Charge of Pampanga Police Provincial Office, identified the victim as retired SPO2 Pedro Miranda, 56, and presently a kagawad of Barangay Suclayin in Arayat town.

Businessman shot dead

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:36 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Motorcycle Riding Criminals shot to death a businessman in Barangay San Vicente, Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, police reported on Friday.

Senior Superintendent Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police provincial director, identified the fatality as Noelito Salaver, 44, a businessman and a resident of Sitio Libis, of the said barangay.

Motorcycle-riding suspects kill man in Bataan

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:33 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Motorcycle Riding Criminals (MRCs) gunned down a 41-year-old man in front of a store along Dominican Avenue, Barangay Gabon, Abucay, Bataan, police reported Friday.

Senior Superintendent Flynn Dongbo, officer-in-charge of the Bataan police provincial office, said that Tommy Angeles, 41, a resident of the said barangay was sitting in front of Lourdes Store and Carinderia when waylaid by the suspects.

No. 9 most wanted person in San Jose arrested

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:27 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police recently arrested the number 9 most wanted person in San Jose City, Tarlac, during a raid in Taguig City.

Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Officer-In-Charge of the Tarlac Police Provincial Office, identified the arrested as Luisito Pangilinan, Jr., 29, a resident of Barangay Abar 1st, San Jose City.

Medikalinga now accepting additional major surgeries

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:23 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The local government here, through the City Health Office (CHO), has recently unveiled its plans to expand its surgical outreach program.

The Agyu Tamu Medikalinga Center, located at the Boy Scout Angeles City Council in Barangay Sto. Domingo, is the local government's surgical outreach program which continues to offer free minor surgeries to citizens. These surgeries include the removal of sebaceous cysts, lymphoma cysts, tendon cysts, abscesses, warts, and even small breast masses, among others.

Clark-NAIA high-speed rail eyed

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:34 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The government is now studying the feasibility of constructing a high-speed rail, which will connect Clark International Airport (CRK) and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

This was learned the other day from Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Victor Jose Luciano who said that President Aquino is "very open about it."

1,000 public school students get shoes from Angeles vice mayor

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:34 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting started Thursday the distribution of free shoes to 1,000 public school students here under her "Lakad sa Karunungan: Taking Small Steps for a Brighter Future " program that benefits indigent students.

Vega-Cabigting said that the program, which provides shoes to underprivileged students, aims to improve the morale and quality of educational experience of indigent students. She added that poor families could barely afford shoes for their children in public schools.

Angeles re-launches Citizen’s Charter

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has exhorted city employees here to make sure that they are working to eliminate "red tape" in government services.

Pamintuan issued this statement during the city government’s re-launching of the Citizen’s Charter at the Sanggunian Session Hall, held August 13.

BHWs plant trees at Mt. Arayat

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

ARAYAT -- For the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) of this town, the recurring disasters and climate change strengthen the necessity to push for reforestation initiatives not only to make the province greener but also to protect low-lying areas from heavy flooding.

Last August 22, the Department of Health through the BHWs of Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat, Pampanga collaborated with the Office of Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino to jump-start this year's tree-planting activities at Mt. Arayat.

SBMA nets P1.2-B in profits for six months

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- A net profit of P1.2 billion in the financial performance in the first semester of this year was the highest in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)'s entire 21-year history.

This was said by SBMA authorities in its midyear accomplishment report.

AUF Rep stages ‘Grease’

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Repertory Theater is currently staging "Grease" as part of its 10th Season offering, at the AUF St. Cecilia’s Auditorium, Angeles City, it was announced by AUF Repertory resident director and theater veteran Professor Emeritus Tony Mabesa.

"Grease" is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals with book and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

MVP group’s media head graces UPMG conference

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:10 p.m.

MICHAEL Toledo, media-bureau head of the Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) group of companies and Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Philex Mining Corporation, recently graced and keynoted the sixth general membership meeting and conference of the United Print Media Group (UPMG) held at The Manila Times offices in Intramuros, Manila on August 20, 2014.

Talking about the importance of corporate transparency in times of media crisis, Toledo said, “One thing to remember that is crucial in a crisis is to tell it all, tell it fast and tell the truth.”

Businessman: Angeles will be a smart city

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Businessman and technology expert Dennis Anthony Uy has vowed to make this city his laboratory in developing a "smart city" that is technology-driven in its governance systems in revenues and tax collection, traffic management, crime prevention, disaster mitigation, and development planning, among others.

Uy stressed the importance of technology in promoting efficiency and in preventing corruption in government.

Agencies act to spare Clark vs drugs, human trafficking

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Government agencies have joined hands to prevent criminal syndicates from using Clark International Airport as transitory area for human trafficking and transshipment point for illegal drugs.

The first memorandum of agreement was forged between the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) and the Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG) to prevent the entry of drugs into the country.

Cops nab 3 drug dealers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested on Monday three suspected Muslim drug dealers and their cohort during a buy-bust operation at Purok 6, Barangay San Pedro Cutud, City of San Fernando.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO), identified the arrested as Asnia Dimasar, 25, Baisaman Bongsara, 19, and Nasima Abdulrahman, 29, all temporarily residing in the said barangay.

Smart expands data roaming services

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:04 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Smart Communications Incorporated (Smart) has expanded its data offers to provide its subscribers seamless connectivity even when out of the country.

This is amid the growing number of Filipinos who rely on mobile internet.

PRO3 fetes outstanding men, units

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:03 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) joined on Tuesday the entire Philippine National Police in celebrating the 113th Police Service anniversary at the parade grounds here by recognizing its outstanding men and units.

Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras graced the celebration themed “Pulisya Kaagapay ang mamamayan para sa patuloy na Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran”, which aptly manifests the PNP’s and PRO3’s continuing partnership with the community for sustained proficiency and excellence in law enforcement towards peace and order particularly in Central Luzon.

Man arrested in checkpoint

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:57 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A 38-year old man was arrested in a PNP-checkpoint along the road of Barangay San Isidro, Guagua, Pampanga, over the weekend.

Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Regional Public Safety Battalion (PRSB3) commander, identified the suspect as Ricardo Bautista alias Tisoy, 38, of Batiawan, Subic, Zambales.

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