Religious images make historic stop at Capitol

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:37 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The images of the Virgen Delos Remedios and Sto. Cristo Del Perdon were warmly welcomed by Catholic devotees on Monday at Capitol shortly after the flag ceremony.

Arts, Culture and Tourism Office head Arwin Lingat said the stopover of the original images is historic, much that it marks the 60th anniversary of the Cruzada ning Pamanisi at Lugud (Crusade of Penance and Charity), which started in 1952.

Labor official lauds firm for housing project

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:36 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Department of Labor and Employment (Dole)-Central Luzon Director Raymundo Agravante commended Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation-Philippines (HHICP) on Monday for a housing project for its employees.

The housing project dubbed as “The Hanjin Village” sprawls on a 30-hectare property in Castillejos, Zambales and is HHICP’s flagship corporate social responsibility program for its eligible employees, as well as its subcontractors.

Cabalens get P1.49-M Nego Karts

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 01:58 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 130 workers from the informal sector on Friday received P1.49 million worth of Nego Karts from the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) regional office under its integrated livelihood program.

Governor Lilia Pineda and Dole regional director Raymundo Agravante led the distribution of the Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego Kart) project and Kabuhayan Starter kits at the Benigno Aquino Hall.

Medical officers asked for better patient care

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 01:57 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Provincial Board Members Tarcicio DC Halili, Salvador Dimson Jr. and Crisostomo Garbo recently urged some 57 medical officers of government hospitals in the province to “improve services, address the concerns and work for better patient care.”

In a meeting at the Benigno Aquino Hall at the Capitol Compound, the medical officers convened as a prelude to the enactment of the proposed unified Provincial Health Act Code by the Committee on Health led by chairman Monina Laus.

Guv: We’re ready for any disaster

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:17 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -– Governor Lilia Pineda said the Pampanga Capitol has its disaster response, rescue, and prevention plans in place, in case any disaster strikes this rainy and typhoon seasons.

The governor said although she has been praying no calamity would fall on Pampanga, the Provincial Government through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) has prepared contingency plans and measures.

Mayor: The best is yet to come for Angeles City

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:17 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -– Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, on his second State of the City Address (Soca), said his administration surpassed last year’s performance and added that the best is yet to come for this urbanized city.

While thanking former friends and critics for challenging him to do better, Pamintuan said his administration fulfilled most of his eight-point agenda program under his administration.

Provincial road collapses anew

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:16 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –- The Sta. Ana-Magalang provincial road along the portion of Barangay San Agustin in Sta. Ana town has collapsed again after two days of heavy rains.

The residents said the road was damaged due to strong water current from upstream. Strong rains resulted to the breaching of the Matubig creek here, affecting residents from Barangay San Agustin, San Roque, including San Pablo in the said town.

Governor bares P100-M budget for calamity

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:13 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –- Governor Lilia Pineda bared that the Provincial Government still has an available calamity fund amounting to more than P100 million.

She said the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), together with concerned departments, has been preparing for the rainy season for more than a year.

P125,000 educational assistance distributed

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Board Member Trina Dizon distributed P125,000 worth of educational assistance to 50 needy students from the 3rd District towns of Bacolor, Mexico, Sta. Ana, Arayat, and the City of San Fernando at Bale Katimawan of the Provincial Police Office.

The students received P2,500 “extra help” each, said Dizon, for their first semester college courses expenses.

Groups disappointed over Arroyo’s temporary liberty

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:10 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Leaders of the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) expressed their outraged over the decision of the Pasay Regional Trial Court (RTC) granting the request of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for bail in relation to the electoral sabotage case filed against her in connection with the 2007 senatorial elections.

Teen drowns in Pampanga River

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:10 a.m.

SAN SIMON -- Locals on Monday confirmed that a high school student drowned at the Pampanga River here after he lost his balance and accidentally fell off a boat.

Gerry Santos, a resident from San Pedro this town, identified the victim as Noel Tuazon, 15, a student from the San Pedro High School (SPHS) here.

‘No segregation, no collection’ policy implemented

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:09 a.m.

PORAC -- The “no segregation, no collection” policy in garbage is now strictly implemented in this town.

This was announced by Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David after they met with Governor Lilia Pineda early morning Monday at Capitol, where it was agreed that the Manuali Transfer Station would be closed this Wednesday.

Classes suspended due to bad weather

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:07 a.m.

CANDABA -- Classes in both private and public schools in some parts of the Pampanga province were suspended on Monday due to bad weather.

Classes at the Saint Andrew Archdiocesan, a Catholic school located near the Municipal Hall here, were suspended as per order by the local government unit (LGU).

Renal Care Unit celebrates 1st year of service

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:07 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and City Councilor Alexander Indiongco led the celebration of the first year of operations of the Angeles City Renal Care Unit (ACRCU) Monday at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (RLMMC) formerly Ospital Ning Angeles (Ona), vowing to further develop the services of the facility.

Pamintuan joined officials and employees of RLMMC in a thanksgiving mass and short program highlighting the humble beginnings of the facility and its great impact to the medical needs of dialysis patients.

Mall hosts lantern-making seminar for PWDs

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:06 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- SM City Pampanga hosted a two-day lantern-making seminar on Monday as part of its contribution to the empowerment of people with disabilities (PWDs) in line with this year’s celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week.

Mayor to parents, teachers: Nurture children to excellence

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:05 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- “Education and hard work are the keys to success in life. Study hard and you will overcome life’s challenges.”

This message was underlined by Mayor Oscar Rodriguez before an audience of over 500 parents and teachers that assembled at Heroes Hall last weekend (July 21) for the Pampanga High School Parents-Teachers Association (PHA-PTA) Annual Parents Convention.

University to host language confab

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:05 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Confucius Institute of Angeles University Foundation (CI-AUF), in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), will be hosting the 5th National Conference on Foreign Languages on July 25-27, 2012 at the AUF main campus in Angeles City.

Press group holds State of Media Affairs

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 02:04 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Re-pressed freedoms is how the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) describes the state of the media affairs (Soma) in the country these days as President Benigno Aquino III delivered his third State of the Nation address (Sona) for 2012 on Monday.

The NUJP’s Soma was also in time with all its chapters’ nationwide, to include NUJP Pampanga’s commemoration of the 32nd month of the Ampatuan Massacre which happened in November 23, 2009 that killed 32 media workers and 26 civilians.

Mabalacat now a city

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 07:38 p.m.

MABALACAT -- Mabalacat is now Pampanga’s third city.

The proclamation was known following the peaceful referendum held last Saturday where some 14,079 constituents voted in favor of the cityhood, while 5,389 went for “no” in the final count supervised by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Mayor to detractors: Examine your track records

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 07:37 p.m.

STO. TOMAS – Mayor Joselito Naguit told his detractors they should first examine their track records in public service before putting shame into his administration.

Naguit said major improvements in terms of infrastructure have been introduced in the town since he started serving as municipal chief executive.

Vice mayor calls for stronger ties in Porac

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 07:36 p.m.

PORAC – This town’s Vice Mayor Dexter David has called for stronger ties between the Municipal Government and Poraqueños.

At Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz’s State of the Municipality Address before the Municipal Council and various sectoral groups recently, David told Sun.Star Pampanga that the current administration and the “CD Team” is grateful for the support and unity of Poraqueños but stressed the need for stronger ties and cooperation given the challenges ahead and next year’s polls.

Child center ‘to make village small city’

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 07:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Sindalan village chief Arnel Sicat said over the weekend that following the groundbreaking for the Early Child Center for Development (ECCD) at the Bayanihan Center, the village is finally realizing its vision of becoming the City of San Fernando’s center for development.

Mayor Oscar Rodriguez and National Child Center for Development director Teresita Inchong branded Sindalan as the “small city” of San Fernando because of its location and established infrastructure, particularly education facilities.

Capitol to distribute thermometers in schools

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 07:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –- The Provincial Government is planning to distribute digital thermometers in all public schools in the province to further bolster its campaign against dengue.

This came as several of the dengue patients confined in various hospitals are elementary students.

Kapampangans want Aquino to address sector issues in Sona

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 07:34 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Kapampangans from different parts of the province and abroad said they would like to hear President Benigno Aquino III’s programs for various sector issues here in his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) today, Monday.

Medical mission serves 400 indigents

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 07:34 p.m.

MASANTOL — Some 400 indigents from Barangay Malauili here were able to avail themselves of free medical and dental services from health volunteers during a medical and dental mission held over the weekend.

The activity was conducted in cooperation of 4th district Board Member Ricardo Yabut.

Trade department distributes ICC helmet stickers

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 07:33 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has started the implementation of Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers for motorcycle helmets in Pampanga as part of the implementation of Republic Act 10054.

Cityhood suffers low voters turn-out

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 10:13 p.m.

MABALACAT --- Bad weather has affected the cityhood referendum in this town Saturday, with a low turn-out of voters.

Lawyer Emmanuel Ignacio, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Central Luzon officer in charge, projected that some 15 to 20 percent of the total registered voters of 85,000 are expected to participate in the exercise.

Apu Ceto: ‘Go on sowing, harvesting faith’

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 10:13 p.m.

STO. TOMAS ---“You do not stop here. Rather, you as a community should go on sowing the seeds and harvesting the fruits of faith.”

So Archbishop Paciano Aniceto urged parishioners and clergy of the St. Matthias Parish in Barangay San Matias in this predominantly Catholic town during the 50th founding anniversary or Golden Jubilee of the parish over the weekend.

Sambo votes ‘yes’ to cityhood

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 10:12 p.m.

MABALACAT, Pampanga -- Vice mayoralty aspirant Marjorie Morales -Sambo, more popularly known as MMS, cast her "yes" vote for the cityhood of Mabalacat.

Morales, daughter of Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales, told Sun.Star Pampanga Saturday after casting her vote at the Duquit Elementary School that voting “Yes” will mean better delivery of services and opportunities to Mabalaqueños.

PamCham hosts seminar to tackle job mismatch

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 10:11 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT— The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) hosted over the weekend to address the problems of job mismatch in the market.

The event was part of the 40th Kapihan of PamCham held at the Hotel Stotsenberg here.

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