3rd district students get educational assistance

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 667 college students from the Third District towns of Bacolor, City of San Fernando, Mexico, Sta. Ana and Arayat yesterday received P6,000 each in educational assistance from Pampanga Representative Oscar Rodriguez at Heroes Hall in this city.

Baby dolphin newest addition to Ocean Adventure family

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:57 p.m.

SUBIC BAY -- A baby bottle nose dolphin is the newest addition to the Ocean Adventure family, after "Hali", a first time dolphin mother, gave birth to the calf recently, according to officials of the marine theme park here.

Gail Laule, executive vice president of Ocean Adventure, said that Hali’s baby dolphin was born on August 31, 2014 at the Ocean Adventure facility in Subic Bay.

Rodriguez ready to push for new San Fernando name

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:56 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez said Monday that he is ready to help officials and stakeholders who are clamoring for the renaming of the City of San Fernando to solve the confusion with its La Union capital counterpart.

Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. president Jim Jimenez said the chamber wanted the City of San Fernando, Pampanga renamed to San Fernando City, to save time, energy, and resources.

PamCham lauds MNTC for strong commitment

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) has lauded high-ranking officials of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) for their commitment to respond to the appeal of the public and private sectors to resolve the growing congestion problems particularly in the east portion of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa).

Lubao receives P2.8-M from DILG for projects

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

LUBAO -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon Director Florida Dijan, together with DILG Pampanga Provincial Director Myrvi Fabia, awarded the P2,891,360 check to Lubao Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) chairpersons Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab and Jesus Gavino of the Municipal Agriculture and Fishery Council (MAFC) for the concreting of two barangay roads here.

The awarding was held in Monday's flag raising ceremonies, said a statement sent to Sun.Star Pampanga.

Families in Masantol prone to storm surge

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

MASANTOL -- Some 15,000 families in six coastal barangays here are threatened by storm surges as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) continues to demolish the dikes of purportedly illegally built fishpens that serve as first line of defense of the Pampanga Delta Development Project Phase 1.

San Fernando salutes outstanding employees

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:17 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government here has recognized the dedicated service rendered by its employees and officials by giving awards during the culmination of the civil service month held Monday at the City Hall.

Through its Programs on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (Praise), the City Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO) identified eight employees and 12 offices that rendered exemplary service to the City Government and for Fernandinos.

2 nabbed for drugs in Floridablanca

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:11 p.m.

FLORIDABLANCA -- Two men were recently arrested here following a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Floridablanca police at Barangay Valdez, this town.

The arrest, the Floridablanca PNP anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of their local campaign against the illegal drugs trade.

Pampanga ‘market’ for premium cars

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:52 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- "The province of Pampanga is a huge market for premium cars," said businessman Levy Laus, president and chief executive officer of the Laus Group of Companies (LGC), during the launching of the all new 2015 BMW X4 series at the Marquee Mall on Friday.

Laus said it is rare that a premium car is launched in the countryside.

Fiestang Kuliat to highlight religious events

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:51 p.m.

ANGELES Cit's month-long celebration of the Fiestang Kuliat will highlight Catholic practices along with socio-civic and cultural events.

The religious events this year include the Triduum, Fiestang Angel and La Naval Enthronement; the Fiestang Fiestang La Naval Concelebrated Mass and Grand Procession; Traslacion of Apu and Fiestang Apu Holy Mass and Procession.

Macapagal’s 104th birthday commemorated

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:50 p.m.

LUBAO -- The local government here, together with the National Historical Commission, led the commemoration on Sunday of the 104th birth anniversary of the late President Diosdado "Apung Dadong" Macapagal.

The celebration was held at the Macapagal Ancestral House here.

242 complete Porac skills training

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:49 p.m.

PORAC -- Some 242 individuals graduated from the training programs of the Porac Manpower Training Center and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) over the weekend in Barangay Cangatba here.

The event was attended by Mayor Condralito dela Cruz, Vice Mayor Dexter David, Porac officials and newly minted Tesda Belinda Labutong.

Angeles students to join World Robot Olympiad

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:48 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A group of students at the Living Stone International School (LSIS) in Barangay Balibago is set to participate in the World Robot Olympiad in Sochi, Russia this coming November.

Balibago Chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac said the LSIS students will represent the Philippine Robotics Team in the international robotics competition.

400 bikers join 'Padyakan sa Region 3'

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:43 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- At least 400 policemen, military personnel and civilian bike enthusiasts participated in Saturday's fun ride conducted by the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon.

Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO-Central Luzon director, said the activity called "Padyakan sa Region 3" started at 6 a.m. in this camp.

3 Angeles village chiefs lead anti-drugs rally

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:05 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Officials of three villages here led by Salapungan barangay captain Reynaldo “Rey” Malig expressed their indignation against illegal drugs during a rally and program on Friday.

Bishop tells LGUs, DPWH: ‘Maintain trees along highway’

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A Catholic bishop has called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and local government units to maintain trees along the national highway to prevent accidents.

San Fernando Auxiliary Bishop Pablo David, priest of the Holy Rosary Parish Church, issued the statement during a dinner for a cause at the SM City Clark on Friday, which was spearheaded by the Sibul Ning Aeta Foundation (Sibul), in cooperation with other civic and environment organizations.

Dr. Bienvenido Paras writes 30

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:54 p.m.

IN THE dawn hours of September 26, Dr. Bienvenido T. Paras, wrote 30.

It was “The End” of a well-lived life marked not by money but by decency.

PamCham wants San Fernando renamed

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:50 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Several officials of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) are pushing to rename the City of San Fernando, Pampanga to San Fernando City, Pampanga in order to avoid confusing it with the capital city of the province of La Union.

In his speech during a disaster prevention and mitigation forum held at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city last Thursday, PamCham president Jim Jimenez shared the renaming will help in saving time, energy, and resources of the city.

San Fernando bares traffic management plan

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando has a plan, which it says will help ease the traffic congestion and reduce pollution in the city.

The Traffic and Transport Management Plan (TTMP) stipulates a plan of action, which is aimed at “reducing traffic congestion, quickening road trips, reducing the number of road accidents, and reducing air and noise pollution.”

‘Katutubu’ art exhibit set October 7

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The art exhibit “Katutubu” is set to open on October 7 at the Student Center of the Holy Angel University.

Katutubu: An Exhibit in Celebration of the Indigenous Peoples’ Month aims to promote indigenous culture, and also create awareness among the people about cultural rights.

PDEA fetes PRO3 for drugs haul

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recently gave a plaque of appreciation to Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO) director.

Petrasanta personally received the said award from Undersecretary Deputy Director General Arturo Cacdac.

Rodriguez: DAP funds went to projects

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:39 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Pampanga third district Representative Oscar Rodriguez said Friday that the alleged Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds he supposedly got from Malacañang when he was still mayor of this city went to various projects "but were definitely not coursed through non-government organizations."

Lizardo highlights social media in communicating disasters

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- From volcanic eruptions to super typhoons to earthquakes, the Philippines is no stranger to some of the strongest, deadliest, and costliest natural disasters to ever hit the world.

Disasters are inevitable in this country but the potential risks can be minimized through effective communication and information management.

2 bodies found in Bacolor garbage dump

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:22 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two male bodies believed to be victims of summary execution were found at a garbage dump in Barangay San Isidro, Bacolor, Pampanga, on Thursday.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police provincial director, said that around 7:30 a.m. on that day, Barangay San Isidro chairman Jaime Hernandez reported to police the two bodies found at the garbage site.

Officials express support to beleaguered MCC head

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:17 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Members of the City Council here expressed support to the newly installed head of the Mabalacat Community College, who earned criticism from different groups.

Carmelita Pangan Sotto, who was appointed recently by Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales, is more than qualified for the position, according to the council members led by Vice-Mayor Christian Halili.

2 gunned down by motorcycle-riding suspects

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Two persons were gunned down by motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs) in separate shooting incidents in Candaba, Pampanga, police said Thursday.

Tirso Santos, 42, a resident of Pulong Gubat, Candaba town was shot dead by MRCs in front of Candaba Coliseum in Barangay Pulong Palazan, Sunday around 3:30 a.m.

Yokohama embarks on feeding program

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:05 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc. (YTPI) launched another feeding program recently at the San Joaquin Elementary School in Mabalacat.

Through the help of the Mabalacat City Nutrition Action Office, 50 schoolchildren from different grade levels that were identified as "severely wasted" (low-weight) will be provided with hot meals, milk, and food supplements five days per week, Monday to Friday for 60 days.

Zambales has 15 new barangay public employment coordinators

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 07:59 p.m.

CITY OF OLONGAPO -- Bringing employment and livelihood programs and services of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) closer to the grassroots, the Public Employment Service Office (Peso) in San Marcelino, Zambales recently forged 15 new Barangay Peso Coordinators in the said municipality.

Minors rescued in videoke bar

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 07:56 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Four girls who were allegedly being exploited to perform sexual services were rescued in a videoke bar in Barangay Sindalan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, while four persons were arrested, including the owner of the bar in an entrapment operation Wednesday night.

DAR distributes land to farmers

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 09:13 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Central Luzon Office distributed on Tuesday 111 certificates of land ownership awards (CLOA), covering 90 hectares of agricultural lands, to 103 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the province of Pampanga.

The ARBs mostly hailed from the towns of Porac, Minalin, Candaba, Guagua, Lubao, Sta. Rita, Macabebe and Bacolor.

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