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.

Macabebe Pelco III board director gets new mandate

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:52 p.m.

MACABEBE -- Lonell "Con" Macalino, board director of the Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (Pelco III) for Macabebe, was unopposed in the election held here over the weekend.

Macalino, who was appointed by Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan in October 2012, was the lone candidate and got a fresh three-year mandate as member of the Pelco III board.

Visually impaired take center stage on White Cane Safety Day

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 09:36 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- What the visually impaired students of San Fernando Elementary School lacked in visual senses they compensated in other talents and skills as they wowed those who attended the White Cane Safety Day celebration at SM City San Fernando Downtown yesterday.

Santiago: ‘Be superheroes’

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:23 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "Let's all be supermen and superwomen in fighting poverty, curbing corruption and in pursuing good governance."

So said Mayor Edwin Santiago on Monday during as he enjoined Fernandinos to support the moves of the national government in alleviating the lives of millions of poor Filipinos and ensuring corruption-free governance, starting with the City of San Fernando.

Green City master plan for gets House support

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:20 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Green City Master Development Plan prepared by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has gained a head-ground at the House of Representatives as congressmen adopted a resolution expressing support for the plan.

Angeles cops arrest suspect in slay of British national

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:14 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- One of the suspects in the robbery and murder of a British national in Angeles City last August 15, was arrested recently.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the suspect as Jayson Pamintuan, a resident of Barangay San Jose here.

Fernandinos finish specialist courses

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:08 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Student beneficiaries finished specialist courses hosted by the City Government of San Fernando in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) recently.

The program produced specialists in beauty care and wellness services who are now holders of national certificates, a statement from the City Government of San Fernando said.

World champ performers come home to Pampanga

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:07 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Two Kapampangan medalists in the recent 18th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) over the weekend came home to Pampanga to render their winning pieces before a wowed crowd at SM City San Fernando Downtown.

Surface water use pushed

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) recently encouraged the local water districts to find other sources of potable drinking water aside from deep wells.

The LWUA is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) with a specialized lending function mandated by law to promote and oversee the development of water supply systems in provincial cities and municipalities outside Metropolitan Manila.

Pampanga gets P100M for infra upkeep

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda announced during the Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting last August 19 that the National Government is allotting a considerable amount of funds for the province.

According to Pineda, each town will receive P5 million or a total of more than P100 million for the entire province.

KDF hosts weekend agri market

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:18 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) has started the operation of a weekend market that features the sale of agriculture products for farmers and provides indigents the opportunity to sell agricultural products at the Jose A. Datu Medical Center.

Farmers hit DAR's 'empty promises'

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- At least 100 farmers from Hacienda Dolores in Porac town recently trooped to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Central Luzon office to express their disappointment against the agency’s supposed inaction and broken promises to officially transfer the agrarian reform lands to them.

They also called on the agency to investigate the ongoing fencing operations of prominent land developers in their area.

Porac mayor wants reelection

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

PORAC -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said over the weekend that he will seek a fresh term in 2016.

Speaking before supporters, government officials and spectators at the Jose Songco Lapid Sports and Civic Center, the two-term mayor also asked local leaders in his State of the Municipality Address (Soma) to set aside politics and work first for the realization of the full development of the town.

Wanted person nabbed in Guagua town

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested a wanted person during a raid at the suspect's house in Barangay Sto. Cristo in Guagua town.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, acting provincial director of Pampanga Police, identified the suspect as Carmelino Lopez, 48, a resident of said barangay.

Briton slay suspect arrested

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- One of the suspects in the murder of a British national last August 15 was arrested last Monday.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the suspect as Jayson Pamintuan, a resident of Barangay San Jose Angeles City.

Medical City-Clark holds general assembly for doctors

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

THE Medical City-Clark recently held a general assembly and site tour for doctors as construction of the 150-bed world-class hospital entered its final stages in time for its launch in December this year.

About a hundred doctors from various medical specialties who intend to hold clinic in TMC-Clark gathered for the event held on August 13.

Porac mayor’s allies on Soma: ‘A mirror of himself’

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:27 p.m.

PORAC -- Loyal allies of Porac Mayor Condralito “Carling” Dela Cruz said that the content of his speech and the way he delivered his State of the Municipality Address (Soma) on Friday “is a very kind one and a reflection of himself.”

Vice Mayor Dexter David and Councilor Mark Valencia said Dela Cruz “had opted not to hit his political detractors and mention their names” during the Soma at the Jose Songco Lapid Sports and Civic Center.

Aeta group wants dialogue with CDC on disputed land

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:20 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Members of the Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association (Mata) are requesting for a dialogue with officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to talk about the recent unauthorized use of their ancestral land by a Clark Freeport locator.

According to Ruvielane Margarito, a tribal chieftain of Sitio Bilad in Barangay Marcos Village, the said locator of Clark Freeport conducted fencing operations within the bounds of their ancestral domain without their permission.

World-class Clark hospital set to open in December

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:18 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City Clark is on track for a grand opening in December this year, which will provide Central Luzon with a world-class healthcare facility.

First ever PH museum of social history to open in Angeles

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The historic Pamintuan Mansion will soon be opened to the public as a newly converted museum of social heritage, the first of its kind in the Philippines.

Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that the facility will be managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

FatBoy10s charity to benefit Angeles kids

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:06 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- The state-owned Clark Development Corporation (CDC) fully supports the upcoming charity Golf and Rugby tournament of the Pot Bellied Pigs set next month, which will benefit 500 children from six barangays in Angeles City.

NGO conducts disaster, climate change seminar

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 08:01 p.m.

MASANTOL -- A non-government group has conducted a three-day seminar for some 90 local leaders and residents of Minalin and Masantol towns on weekend.

Save the Children, the lead organizer of the event, said that the event is in preparation for incoming typhoons and monsoon rains.

Bishops cancel service for Aetas

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

PORAC -- Manila Auxiliary Bishop Roderick Pabillo and Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto were advised by the Social Action Center of Pampanga (Sacop) on Thursday to cancel regular Eucharistic services for Aeta communities in Hacienda Dolores and Sapang Uwak as "their safety is not assured."

A Sun.Star Pampanga source said that Sacop wrote the local government of Porac headed by Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz to facilitate the entry of the bishops through the area, which is now subject of a land dispute between locals and two holding firms.

Pamintuan: Apec-related projects done by December

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:19 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has assured that priority infrastructure projects will be completed in December this year or a month before the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) summit in 2015.

The mayor said that the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will fund some of the projects, including the Balibago Circle and the beautification of the perimeter fence along the Don Juico Avenue.

Tugade renews call to contractors: Finish hospital before Apec 2015

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:15 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Arthur Tugade renewed his appeal to contractors of the US$40-million The Medical City to finish the hospital before the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) in January next year.

With the 2015 APEC meetings set to start five months from now here, Tugade said the Global Gateway Development Corporation and its contractor Peregrine Development International (Peregrine) should finish the project before the Apec summit.

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