Mayor calls for proper waste segregation

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 12:59 a.m.

SANTO TOMAS – Mayor Joselito Naguit recently urged his constituents to observe proper waste segregation in order to reduce the volume of domestic garbage produced in this town.

“Buri kuna ring samantalan ing pamikatagun ayni. Anyaran ku kareng kabalen tamu keni Sto. Tomas na mag-segregate tamung basura para makasaup tamu king programa ng Nanay,” Naguit said.

Mayor graces Palawan’s ‘Feast of the Forest’

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 12:59 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan joined this year’s Pista Y Ang Cagueban (Feast of the Forest) at Sitio Tagaod, Barangay Irawan in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan last Saturday.

Pamintuan, along with Miss Earth 2011 Olga Alava from Ecuador and the winners of Miss Earth-Philippines 2012 led by the newly crowned Stephany Stefanowitz, were invited by Puerto Prinsesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn.

Village chief clarifies bar dress code ordinance

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 12:58 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Balibago barangay chief Rodelio Mamac clarified on Monday that Ordinance 11 here only seeks to “prescribe a proper dress code” for door girls along bars in this barangay’s entertainment district, and does not intrude on the attire worn by entertainment workers inside their respective establishments.

“The ordinance only seeks to have those girls who attend to the front doors of their bars to wear proper attire. This is part of our effort to uplift the image of the entertainment district here,” Mamac said in an interview with Sun.Star Pampanga.

545 new police recruits take oath

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 12:57 a.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- A total of 545 new police recruits took their oath at the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon headquarters after yesterday’s flag raising rites.

Superintendent Danilo Florentino, chief of the Regional Police Personnel and Human Resource Development Division (RPHRDD), administered the oath taking held in front of this camp’s administrative building.

Lass shines in international confab

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 08:21 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – A young lass from Barangay San Agustin in this city made history recently as the youngest delegate to present a scientific study at the 2012 International Conference on Chemical and Biological Processes (ICCBP) held on June 21 to 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mayor Oscar Rodriguez personally welcomed Kim Ivy Apostol back after she successfully presented before the international chemical and biological community her study on toxicology conducted by her team at the University of the Philippines.

1st semester quarry income at P155M

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 08:20 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The quarry income of P77 million for the first quarter this year more than doubled to push the first semester revenues to P155 million.

The Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) headed by Engineer Art Punsalan reported over the weekend that collection for the month of June was posted at P24,920,000 as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, with many more truckers and quarry operations scrambling to beat the deadline.

Councilor to keep options ‘open’ for 2013 race

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 08:20 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- City Councilor Jimmy Lazatin said Sunday he is keeping his options “open” on his next move in the 2013 political race.

This came in the heels of talks that his party – the Liberal Party (LP) – allegedly made alliances with the opposition and is junking him for an Edsa-Ato tandem in 2013.

Group lauds town’s waste management program

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 08:19 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Alliance for the Development of Central Luzon (ADCL) has lauded the “effective implementation” of solid waste management program by the Mexico town local government.

Sonny Dobles, president of ADCL, said the Municipal Government is following provisions of Republic Act 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

Police on the hunt vs carnappers

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 08:18 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Police are now on the hunt against unidentified armed men who took a vehicle along Magalang Road in Cutud, Angeles City, over the weekend.

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Angeles City police director, said he has instructed investigators to ascertain the whereabouts of a Versa Utility van (CLW-975) owned by Andro Edon, 35, a businessman.

Aquino tagged as ‘adversary’ of land reform

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 08:18 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – The Alyansa ng Magububkid sa Gitnang Luson (AMGL) and Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) criticized President Benigno Aquino III and his lackeys for portraying him as “champion of land reform” on his second year in office.

The two militant groups numbering a hundred who marched to foot of the Don Chino Roces Bridge (formerly Mendiola Bridge) called Aquino instead as an “adversary” to the genuinely pro-peasants land reform program.

Persons with disabilities to get gold access cards

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 08:17 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- An official of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) said they are set to distribute gold access cards to persons with disability (PWD).

Elizabeth Baybayin, PSWDO chief, said gold access card holders would enjoy 100-percent coverage for their hospital bills, medicines, laboratory fees, and other expenses.

Party gets citation for civic partnerships

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 08:17 p.m.

MABALACAT -- The Butil Farmers Party received Sunday a plaque of recognition from the Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP), citing its invaluable contribution to development and civic projects in the province through its partnership initiatives.

RCCP immediate past president Beth Milanes said the recognition also honors Butil Representative Agapito Guanlao for supporting RCCP’s medical missions, feeding programs, and development projects here through funding and logistical support.

Fernandinos plant over 1,000 trees in 1 day

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:27 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Fernandinos planted some 1,126 trees in 17 barangays of the city during the recent celebration of Arbor Day.

Volunteers and officials from all government agencies, barangays, students from private and public schools, and representatives from non-government organizations conducted the simultaneous planting of forest trees like mahogany and other fruit-bearing saplings in observance of Arbor Day and in accordance to law.

Acting Chief Justice promises early reforms for the court

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:26 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio urged the Judicial and Bar Council to ensure that only those that possess integrity and independence get into the list of nominees for the chief magistrate post.

"The gatekeeper of integrity and independence of the court is the Judicial Bar Council (JBC),” he said, as he addressed the second day of the Regional Convention of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Central Luzon at the Mimosa Convention Hall here Friday.

Free harelip, cleft palate surgery set

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:26 p.m.

APALIT -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) is set to host free cleft palate and harelip surgeries at Asscom, Apalit on July 13 to 4 in cooperation with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

KDF president Benigno Ricafort told Sun.Star Pampanga that the surgery mission is part of the year-round campaign to disseminate the information and announce that every six months, the KDF is hosting free surgeries with the help of volunteer doctors.

Lawmaker hosts ‘People’s Day’ for 1st district residents

Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:25 p.m.

MABALACAT -- Board Tarcicio Halili (1st district) hosted over the weekend a district-wide “People’s Day” at his Barangay Dau District Office here, dispensing financial and medical support to some 200 indigents who attended the event.

Halili said the event aims to address the needs of indigents who cannot visit his office at the Provincial Capitol in the City of San Fernando.

Traders: Don’t delay flyover construction

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:57 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Streamers bearing “Hoy! Bilisan ang (Hasten) construction! Business affected badly!” can now be seen hanging in front of establishments affected by road widening works and the construction of a flyover along Jose Abad Santos Avenue here.

The Association of Jose Abad Santos Avenue Business Owners reiterated on Thursday their call for the fast-tracking of the road works that would bring back to normal their business activities.

Pamintuan surprised on Lazatin’s decision

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:57 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan expressed surprise Thursday over reports that First District Representative Carmelo Lazatin will run for mayor in this city in 2013 election.

"I am surprised, just like everybody else in Angeles City and Pampanga," Pamintuan said in a text message sent to the media Wednesday night.

Mall worker returns iPhone to customer

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:56 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A person with disability (PWD) and employee of SM City Clark assigned at the job cleaning and janitorial services has returned an iPhone that was left at a restroom on Monday.

Genelyn Hermida immediately turned over the mobile phone she found at the lavatory to the customer relations services.

De Lima undecided on CJ nomination

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:55 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on said “I’m still weighing it well”, when asked on Thursday regarding her nomination for the Chief Justice position.

She said she is also undecided whether to run as senator on 2013 election.

Pampanga farmers to get fare share

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:54 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Regional Director Teofilo Inocencio on Wednesday assured farmers in Pampanga of their “just share” on agricultural benefits from the government.

“Nagsanib pwersa na po ang mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan upang lalo pang mapag-igi ang pagbibigay ng supporta sa ating mga magsasaka sa ating probinsiya,” Inocencio said.

Councilors to resolve school construction issue

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:54 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Councilor Jimmy Lazatin recently convened stakeholders in a committee hearing at the City Hall to find a win-win solution over the suspended construction of school buildings in Barangays Malpitic and San Nicolas.

The school buildings with two classrooms each are donations from SM Foundation Inc. and Aboitiz Foundation under the Adopt-a-School Program of the City Government and Department of Education.

Vendors welcome additional capital from guv

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:53 p.m.

SANTO TOMAS -- The association of market vendors in Santo Tomas, Pampanga welcomed the provision of additional capital committed by Governor Lilia Pineda on Thursday.

During the recent inauguration of the newly renovated public market here, Rosario Canlas, market vendors’ association president, said they are very lucky to have Pineda’s support.

Dengue rises in Santo Tomas town

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:34 p.m.

SANTO TOMAS -- Some 30 individuals from Purok 1 in Barangay Moras Dela Paz in Santo Tomas town are now afflicted with the dengue virus, the mayor confirmed Wednesday.

Mayor Lito Naguit said the dengue cases have been recorded by the municipal health office for the past two weeks, leaving one casualty from the same barangay.

Guv inaugurates P2-M wet market

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:33 p.m.

SANTO TOMAS -- Governor Lilia Pineda led Wednesday the inauguration of the P2-million Santo Tomas wet market in Barangay San Matias, Santo Tomas town, as part of the development projects for the town.

Mayor Joselito Naguit said the newly renovated facility aims to uplift the operations of the wet market within health and environmental standards.

Central Luzon no. 2 in dengue cases

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:32 p.m.

MABALACAT -- Central Luzon is next to National Capital Region in the number of dengue cases, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

The DOH said there have been 32,193 cases of dengue infection documented between January and June this year nationwide.

Capitol ready for 50/50 partnership with 2 agencies

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:31 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda said Wednesday that the Provincial Government of Pampanga is ready to partner with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Department of Agriculture (DA) on a 50 percent partnership funding of programs and projects for farmers in the City of San Fernando.

Pineda made this statement during Wednesday’s Agrarian Regional Trade Fair 2012 at the DAR regional office attended by DAR Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, Mayor Oscar Rodriguez, farmers and regional officers of the DA and DAR.

Agrarian office sees complete land distribution before Sona

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:31 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes assured Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp) farmer-beneficiaries of complete land distribution before President Benigno Aguino III’s State of the Nation Address (Sona).

This statement was issued by Delos Reyes during the launching of the “Produktong Agraryo Regional Trade Fair 2012 and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Recognition Ceremony” held at DAR office in San Fernando City on Wednesday.

Angeles villages to enhance disaster mitigation methods

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- To further raise standards for disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation, village chiefs together with council members here convened in a four-day seminar at the Maharajah Hotel to analyze hazards, prepare plans, identify needs, and have an overall awareness for calamities.

The seminar-workshop, dubbed “Enhancing the Local Government Unit on Disaster Risk Reduction & Management and Climate Change Adaptation,” was spearheaded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) with the support of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).

Bishop: Having sound laws on environment not enough

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- “We may have a lot of good laws, but implementing them true to their mandate and spirit is entirely a different story,” Pampanga Archbishop Pablo David stressed during his brief interview with Sun.Star Pampanga Wednesday as the debate on the mining issue continues to heat up.

The mining industry in the country has repeatedly been in question by many parties and stakeholders as to how much it genuinely serves its supposed beneficiaries.

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