Guv gets medical equipment from DOH

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:20 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Governor Lilia Pineda led other provincial officials on Friday in receiving medical equipment from the Department of Health (DOH).

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Marcelo Jaochico and Board Members Monina Laus and Trina Dizon witnessed the simple turn over ceremony held at Clark Freeport.

Public warned vs. rainy season diseases

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:19 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- With the advent of the rainy season, the Center for Health Development of the Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon office has warned the public of diseases that should be seriously considered.

During a press conference Thursday at the DOH headquarters located in the Regional Government Center in Barangay Maimpis, this city, Regional Director Dr. Leonita Gorgolan identified the most prevalent rainy day diseases as dengue, leptospirosis, flu and diarrhea.

Accreditation workshop for tourism firms set

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:19 p.m.

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in the region, in coordination with the Angeles City Tourism Office (Acto), will conduct simultaneous onsite accreditation workshop on June 6 for hotels, resorts, travel agencies and tour operators in the city.

Ronaldo Tiotuico, DOT regional director, said the on-site accreditation will be held at The Coffee Academy in Balibago in Angeles City.

Sta. Rita-Porac P31-M rehab work starts

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:31 p.m.

STA. RITA -- Governor Lilia Pineda lead Thursday the groundbreaking of the P31-million road rehabilitation of Sta. Rita-Porac road, setting into action the four development works in the province.

Pineda was joined by Sta. Rita Mayor Yolanda Pineda and Porac Mayor Condralito dela Cruz during Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony at Barangays San Matias and Babo Sacan in Sta. Rita and Porac town, respectively.

COA hit for allowing government spending on illegal dumps

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:30 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A group of environmentalists has assailed the Commission on Audit (COA) for allowing some local government units in Pampanga to spend on illegal dumpsites.

Sonny Dobles, president of the Alliance for the Development of Central Luzon (ADCL), said the Office of the Ombudsman for Central Luzon should conduct an investigation regarding the issue.

Foreign affairs to save P1.04B in PPP programs

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:29 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is expected to save the government a total of P1.04 billion in operating costs in the next 10 years, as a result of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) arrangements it has initiated.

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Administration Rafael Seguis told Sun.Star Pampanga in an exclusive interview that the savings cover an initial 16 consular offices across the country that would occupy more than 7,000 square meters of prime space in DFA partner malls.

Mayors want portability vs reduced IRA

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:29 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Oscar Rodriguez and Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan are pushing to have the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) portability for towns being converted to cities.

This move is to cushion the effect of reduced IRA shares of the 117 member cities of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).

Girl stabbed dead

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:28 p.m.

PORAC, Pampanga -- A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death by a still unidentified suspect in Barangay Poblacion here on Tuesday, reports said.

Police identified the victim as Keith Valerie Lansangan Punzalan, a resident of General Luna Street, Poblacion here.

City cops collar suspected drug peddler

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:27 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A suspected drug peddler fell into the hands of police operatives in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Calulut here.

Police identified the suspect as Kevin Esparagoza Vergara, 31, married, a resident of Purol Pau, Barangay Calulut, this city. His cohort, who managed to escape, was identified as one Sauro Dizon.

Guv to farmers: Go organic

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:26 p.m.

STA. RITA -- Governor Lilia Pineda has urged local farmers here to go into organic farming as a sustainable and healthy alternative to chemical-based commercial farming.

Pineda made this call during her recent visit to an organic farming facility operated by local farmers in Barangay San Matias here.

Anti-rabies campaign intensified

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:26 p.m.

CANDABA -- An official from the municipal agriculture office said they have intensified their anti-rabies campaign, with some 626 dogs and 102 carabaos vaccinated for the month of May alone.

Joel Ferrer, a municipal agricultural technician, said their group is regularly conducting a series of free vaccinations in various barangays here.

Town launches mass circumcision

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:25 p.m.

CANDABA -- The local government here has launched a three-day “Operation Tule,” a week before the formal opening of regular classes.

The activity was led by Mayor Jerry Pelayo with the help of the Tau Mu Sigma Phi, a Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity.

Fire razes warehouse; leaves P1.5M in damages

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:08 a.m.

ANGELES CITY — Some P1.5-million worth of plastic products and other materials were destroyed during an early morning fire that gutted down a warehouse in Barangay San Nicolas here.

Police reports revealed that around 1:30 a.m. of Sunday, May 27, a fire erupted at a warehouse located beside Jimmy and Rose Plastic Dealer along Samatin St., corner Jesus St., of the said barangay.

PDP-Laban starts countrywide sorties

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:06 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – With barely a year before the mid-term elections, former congressman Jose “Peping” S. Cojuangco's PDP-Laban has been moving all over the country to rally its members and supporters, a reliable source said.

Cojuangco is the uncle of President Benigno C. Aquino III.

Pamintuan: ‘City College not competing with big schools’

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:05 a.m.

ANGELES CITY — Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan clarified on Tuesday that the City College of Angeles (CCA) will not be in competition with large private colleges and universities in this city.

Pamintuan said that CCA would be catering only to impoverished students who cannot afford high tuition fees.

Dragonair to connect Clark to the world

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:04 a.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- A top executive of the Cathay Pacific said the airline's sister firm Dragonair, which launched its daily Clark-Hong Kong flights Tuesday, said they will connect Clark to the world.

Wilson Yam, general manager of Cathay Pacific for South East Asia, made the announcement during a dinner with Clark officials, travel agents, mediamen, and other stakeholders Monday night at the Holiday Inn Hotel here.

Mayor to prioritize road upgrades

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:03 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo “EdPam” Pamintuan said Tuesday his administration’s priority now is the repair and upgrading of roads particularly those leading to the new City College.

During the regular “Kapihan with EdPam,” the mayor said it is of outmost importance that vital roads leading to the City College which is under construction and nearing completion, be repaired and upgraded as classes in schools open in June.

Aetas get training on wellness massage

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:03 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Provincial Manpower Training Center (PMTC) recently disclosed that some members of the indigenous community in Floridablanca town completed their training on wellness massage.

PMTC officer-in-charge Francis Maslog said 19 Aetas from the upland community underwent a five-day skills training on arm, foot, hand, head, facial, leg and back wellness massage.

Pact forged to build rural health units

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:02 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The National Government, through the Department of Health (DOH) and Capitol, have agreed to jointly construct 14 rural health units in the flooded towns of the province.

This initiative is aimed at strengthening the capability of various rural health units in terms of delivering basic health needs of the people.

Dole ends labor month with 'run for a cause'

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:01 a.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Central Luzon culminated the month-long celebration of Labor Day on Tuesday with a tripartite run-for-a-cause at the parade grounds of this Freeport.

Catch CLTV36's Anniversary TV Specials

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:00 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Capping off CLTV36's 5th anniversary celebration are three very special TV presentations from the station's News and Public Affairs Department, including a special episode of its acclaimed program, Ayos Ka-Rehiyon.

The CLTV36 News Special “Limang Taong Alerto, Alisto sa Pagbabalita” will air Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m.

Mayor: Manuali site is not a dumpsite

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:44 p.m.

PORAC— Mayor Condralito dela Cruz clarified Monday that the alleged Manuali dumpsite here is a transfer facility and not a dumpsite, as alleged by a photo sent by one Sonny Dobles.

The same photo was published by this paper over the weekend.

Police: Illegal drugs remain No. 1 problem in Apalit

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:43 p.m.

APALIT – Local police admitted Monday that the proliferation of illegal drugs has remained as the number one problem in the locality.

Apalit Police Chief Homer Penecilla disclosed that they are currently dealing with individuals who are reportedly engaged in the illegal drug trade.

Capitol distributes new set of barangay patrols

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:43 p.m.

APALIT – The Provincial Government distributed Monday another set of tricycles to be used as barangay patrols in this town.

Village chiefs here lauded Governor Lilia Pineda for the initiative which will further bolster the campaign against criminality in the localities.

P14-M fund ready for Dong’s scholars

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:42 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Some P14 million in scholarship funds are now ready to benefit the new set of scholars of Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr. (3rd District, Pampanga) under his “Iskolar Ng Dong Program”.

Gonzales made the announcement Monday in the orientation of new scholars under the educational assistance program at his District Office in Barangay Sindalan here.

Resort cited for contribution to tourism

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:40 p.m.

PORAC -- Municipal government cited on Monday through a Municipal Council resolution the massive contribution to local and international tourism of Poracay Resort in Barangay Manibaug here.

During the Monday flag raising rites, Municipal Council majority floor leader Councilor Ludi Muli read the resolution which noted the growing influx of tourists in the town, particularly Poracay, and its contribution to the town’s economy.

Councilor to endorse book for use in schools

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:39 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Councilor Jimmy Lazatin is set to file this week a resolution encouraging all private and public schools in this city to use the book “Iniang Malati Ku” as a supplemental reading material.

The book is written by Jose Irwin Nucum.

Driver arrested for drugs

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:38 p.m.

SAN SIMON -- A 21-year-old tricycle driver was arrested by police authorities in a drug bust operation conducted over the weekend along Barangay San Isidro this town, a police report said Monday.

Police identified the suspect as Benjamin Calma Celis alias Jepoy, single and resident of Barangay San Agustin this town.

100 kids to get free harelip, cleft palate surgeries

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:37 p.m.

ANGELES CITY — Some 100 children are set to receive free harelip and cleft palate surgeries from the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF), Operation Smile and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Hospital on May 30 to June 3.

KDF president Benigno Ricafort said the beneficiaries come from poor families who cannot afford the costly reconstructive facial surgery and the accompanying cost of the medicines.

City observes National Flag Day

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:37 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led other city officials in celebrating the National Flag Day, commemorating the day when the Philippine flag was first unfurled 114 years ago during the Battle of Alapan.

The event also started the city’s 15-day countdown to the 114th Philippine Independence Day celebration on June 12.

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