BIR padlocks city tire shop

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 09:00 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) padlocked Wednesday a vulcanizing and tire supply shop along MacArthur Highway in Barangay San Isidro for under declaration of sales.

The Valentino Vulcanizing and Tire Supply was temporarily closed for alleged violation of section 115 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 or Under Declaration of Sales by more than 30 percent.

Dole all set for 112th Labor Day

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 08:59 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Labor and Employment Central Luzon Office-Central Luzon (Dole-3) has revealed the agency’s activities for the upcoming 112th Labor Day celebration in May 1.

The Mega Job Fairs will be held in: SM City malls in Baliuag and Marilao in Bulacan; Pampanga, Clark, and San Fernando downtown in Pampanga; Tarlac City, and Olongapo City, and SM Mega Center in Cabanatuan City.

Canadian found dead in resort

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS - A Canadian national was found dead inside a room at Arizona Resort in Barangay Barreto, Olongapo City on Maundy Thursday.

Senior Superintendent Pedrito delos Reyes identified the fatality as Eugene Edward McCarron, 72, who occupied room number 3.

Summer vacation preparedness plan launched

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The Pampanga Police launched "Operation Plan Summer Vacation 3" to ensure safety and maintain peace and order in the province following the influx of thousands of Holy Week tourists, pilgrims and summer vacationers.

During the command conference called by Governor Lilia Pineda at the Capitol on Tuesday, Acting Provincial Police Director Marlon Madrid said hundreds of uniformed of uniformed and undercover operatives will be deployed to Pampanga’s churches, hotels, resorts, crucifixion and pilgrimage sites.

Spiritual journey starts today

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Holy Week spiritual journey starts Thursday across Pampanga, particularly in this city’s Maleldo 2014.

Senior Tourism Officer Ching Pangilinan-Gonzales said that around 40,000 pilgrims and tourists are expected to troop to the city for the 59th Via Crucis at Barangay San Pedro Cutud on Good Friday, which will be preceded by the traditional Visita Iglesia on the evening of Maundy Thursday.

PIHABF gears up for 19th balloon fest

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

MANILA -- The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF), also known as “A Weekend of Everything that Flies,” is gearing up for its 19th staging of the established aviation event on February 12 to 15, 2015 at the Philippine Air Force (PAF) ADAC Hangar in Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

The memorandum of agreement was signed on Tuesday by Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president Arnel Casanova, Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Arthur Tugade, Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Victor Jose Luciano, and Philippine PIHABF president Capt. Joy Roa at the Asian Air Safari hangar in Pasay City.

Subic Freeport ready for Holy Week tourists

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)’s Tourism Department has announced that the Freeport is very much ready for the influx of tourists and vacationers for Holy Week and summer.

The SBMA said in statement that religious activities for the Holy Week include the reenactment of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, and the guided “Way of the Cross” at the Holy Land Subic theme park in the morning and the “Veneration of the Cross” at the San Roque Chapel in the afternoon of Good Friday.

TPLEx Paniqui-Carmen section opened

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

TARLAC CITY -- The Paniqui-Carmen stretch of the 88.85-kilometer Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) was opened to motorists on Wednesday.

Operator Private Infra Development Corporation (PIDC), a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), said in a statement that the 23-kilometer Paniqui-Carmen stretch brings to 50 kilometers the usable portion of the TPLEx.

Hausland launches ‘Afford Ko ‘To!’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

ANGELES CITY — Hausland Development Corporation (HLDC) has launched its newest branding campaign dubbed as “Afford Ko ‘To” for Hausland Prime Residences (HPR) in Barangay Cutcut, this city.

“Afford ko ‘To” campaign was created to highlight the four main attractive features of all HPR, which are practical location, top of the line amenities, exclusive subdivisions in the heart of the city and affordable financing schemes.

P9.5M allotted for student employment program

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon and the Provincial Government have allotted P9.5 million for the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) this year.

Dole said 1,525 students who come from indigent families will be the recipients of the program, which is aimed at providing work opportunity to college students during school breaks.

Lawmaker pushes for consultation on lone district proposal

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--Pampanga Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao said Tuesday that the resolution of the Angeles City Council calling for the conversion of this highly urbanized city into a lone district must undergo the appropriate process before re-filing a bill in Congress.

“There must be mass consultations first with the constituents of the first district so that we can get the real consensus regarding the resolution of the Angeles City Council calling for its conversion into a lone district,” he said.

10,000 Mexicanos get free Philhealth membership

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

MEXICO, Pampanga - At least 10,000 families from this town received on Tuesday their Philhealth membership records under the agency’s new program “Alaga Ka Para Sa Maayos Na Buhay.”

With the a common goal of providing help for the less fortunate, the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the Provincial Government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda distributed the records for the use of members.

EdPam orders shutdown of illegal junkshops

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:45 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The days of illegal junk shop and auto garage operations here are numbered.

This, as Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently ordered all concerned agencies and authorities to shut down their operations, citing pollution.

Foreign affairs office resumes normal passport releasing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:45 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) resumes its normal passport issuing schedules on Tuesday after the successful maintenance of the e-passport system that started last April 1.

In its advisory, the DFA said that regular processing at Aseana (Office of Consular Affairs) at Aseana Center, Bradco corner Macapagal Avenue, Parañaque City is back to 15 working days and seven working days for express processing.

20,000 jobs await hunters on Labor Day fair

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:41 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon Office announced on Monday that some 20,000 employment opportunities await job hunters from across the region on May 1, Labor Day.

Dole Central Luzon Director Raymundo Agravante said that the job fair, which be held in different venues in Central Luzon, is one of the highlights of the month-long festivities for the 112th Philippine Labor Day Celebration with the theme “Sa Sipag, Tiyaga, Talino, Buong Mundo, Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino.”

Santo Tomas municipal gov’t donates radios to police

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:40 a.m.

STO. TOMAS -- The local police force here received communication devices from the Santo Tomas Municipal Government to boost their capability of maintaining peace and order.

The Santo Tomas Municipal Police Station headed by police chief John Clark received the 10 handheld radios from Mayor Lito Naguit and Vice-Mayor Mark Louie Arceo in a turnover ceremony the other day.

Book on PH cuisine launched

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:40 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Center for Kapampangan Studies (CKS) of the Holy Angel University (HAU) recently launched the Philippine edition of a book that features the famous cuisines from various parts of the archipelago.

“Milk Pigs and Violet Gold" was penned by Singaporean food and travel writer Bryan Koh.

4 notorious drug pushers nabbed

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:39 a.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Four suspected big time and notorious drug pushers were arrested by joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Mindanao (PDEA3) and Regional Anti-Illegal Special Operations Task Force (RAIDSOTF) during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Malhacan, Meycauayan City, Bulacan on Sunday night.

PDEA3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified those arrested as Sailanie Sultan Lomondot, Lou Bernadeth Elejorde Zuniga, Aris Cammayo and Willy Manuel, all residents of the said barangay.

Star Mill: CLTV36's star search

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 08:38 p.m.

CENTRAL Luzon is home to prominent names in the entertainment scene such as Lea Salonga, Brillante Mendoza, Vilma Santos, Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, and Apl de Ap, among others.

But Star Mill believes the region still has an arsenal of talented individuals just waiting to be discovered.

TPB, CDC help turn North Phil into MICE center

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 08:37 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) have vowed to turn Central and Northern Luzon into a preferred destination for meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibits/events (MICE). 

The two entities cited North Philippines’ emerging facilities and attractions for the domestic and international MICE requirements.

Folks ask for closure of illegal gas station

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:09 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Residents of Sitio San Isidro in Barangay Dau have asked local officials here to stop the operation of an illegal fuel station in the said village.

The barrio folks disclosed that a certain Balingit is operating the gas station, which endangers residents, inside his residence without a permit.

Capitol to purchase more farm equipment

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:04 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday said that Capitol is set to purchase more farm machineries and equipment for distribution to farmers' groups in Pampanga.

Pineda said the Department of Agriculture (DA) directed most of its budget this year for the rehabilitation of the agriculture sector in calamity ravaged Southern Mindanao and other disaster hit areas like Bohol and Leyte, where the farm mechanization program (FMP) is the priority.

Ex-army soldier killed in Nueva Ecija

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:02 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- A former soldier was shot dead by unidentified armed men along Barangay Minabuyok, Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Friday night.

In a report here, Senior Superintendent Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police provincial director, identified the victim as Carolito Ricohermoso, 47, a former member of the Philippine Army and a resident of the said barangay.

SM City Pampanga hosts Bridal Expo Filipino

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:01 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- SM City Pampanga on Friday hosted the first big gathering of wedding essentials suppliers dubbed "Bridal Expo Filipino --Radiance Edition" held at the marathon mall’s Event Center.

Soon-to-be-married and other party celebrators feasted on lots of discounts and freebies from the exhibitors.

SM City Pampanga hosts Bridal Expo Filipino

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 07:00 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- SM City Pampanga on Friday hosted the first big gathering of wedding essentials suppliers dubbed "Bridal Expo Filipino --Radiance Edition" held at the marathon mall’s Event Center.

Soon-to-be-married and other party celebrators feasted on lots of discounts and freebies from the exhibitors.

Magalang BPATs undergo enhancement training

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 06:58 p.m.

MAGALANG -- Barangay Peace Action Teams (BPATs) from this town on Wednesday underwent their third wave enhancement training and seminar conducted by the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO) in partnership with the local government unit of Magalang at the Diosdado Macapagal Conference Hall in Barangay San Nicolas 1.

According to Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, OIC of the PPPO, the seminar, which was supported by Mayor Romulo Pecson was a success following the attendance of all barangay peace keepers and barangay officials from across the town.

Garcia: Duminggu ring Palaspas (Palm Sunday)

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 06:56 p.m.

"TUMULA kang bina, O dalagang anak ning Siyon! Gulisak ka, O babaing anak ning Yerusalem! Ing Ari mu daratang ne keka; Matalaru ya’t magdalang pamikabus, mapakumbaba at makasake ya…" ~Sakaryas 9:9

"…metung a maragul a malda lintang da la ring imalan da king dalan; ding aliwa memutut lang tangke karing impun tanaman at silbag da la king dalan. Kaybat ding keraklan a dintang minuna at ding tinaluki ginulisak la, gagale: ‘Pamikabus king Anak nang Dabid! Nwan Ya ing daratang king Lagyu ning Ginu! Pamikabus king Kakataskatasan!" ~Mateu 21:7-9

Angeles set for urban planning contest

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:58 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The local government here headed by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan together with members of the private sector are now preparing and getting set for the Livable Cities Design Challenge Urban Planning Competition for this year.

Prior to this, the Local Government Unit of Angeles City received a letter of invitation from the National Competitiveness Council challenging not only the City Government, but also its community to participate in the said competition which was only offered to 20 cities in the entire country.

Clark to host 2nd aviation conference

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Freeport Zone will host an aviation conference on May 16, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom dubbed: "Clark: Reshaping Philippine Aviation - The Aerotropolis Concept."

The conference will highlight the Freeport Zone's -- anchored by the Clark International Airport -- compelling case as an Aerotropolis and identify the infrastructure and policy developments which will enhance its growth potential and economic impact. The Aerotropolis model is an urban development placing airports in the center with cities growing around them.

LEx, SCTEx all set for Holy Week exodus

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:49 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Manila North Tollways Corporation, Cavite Infrastructure Corporation, Tollways Management Corporation and Toll Regulatory Board are all set for this year’s influx of motorists who will pass by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

This developed, as the groups recently launched “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” (SMSK), a traditional exercise for the two expressways to ease traffic flow, making it more convenient for motorists trooping to Central and North Luzon for the Holy Week.

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