No environment laws violated – Donggwang

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 02:54 p.m.

AN OFFICIAL of Donggwang Clark Corporation (DCC) said they did not violate any environmental law for their $400-million golf course and residential project inside a 304-hectare property at Clark Freeport.

The DCC official, who introduced himself as “Director Park”, said the Korean firm secured from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) an environmental compliance certificate for its new site.

Guv: P100-M available for mini dam project

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 02:51 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Governor Lilia Pineda Tuesday revealed that some P100 million is available to finance the construction of a proposed mini dam in the province’s 2nd District.

Pineda said this project is still part of the continuing efforts of the Provincial Government to save the Kapampangans from the devastating effects of flooding.

Series of robbery incidents alarm locals

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 02:49 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS – Locals expressed alarm over the rampant robbery incidents perpetrated by the “Akyat Bahay” Gang in the city and all over the province.

Based on police reports, many residents were victimized by the gang, the latest incident of which happened in Lubao town where a government employee was robbed of P250,000 in cash and valuables.

DWPH official asks mayors to monitor quarry activities

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 02:46 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – An official from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) last Tuesday told local chief executives in various municipalities to regulate quarry activities near major dikes in the province.

Luisito Sibug, DPWH Central Luzon construction division chief, said the integrity of the dikes had been compromised by indiscriminate quarrying.

My City, My SM highlights capital city’s cultural heritage

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 02:44 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — SM City San Fernando Downtown launched on Monday its My City, My SM promotional campaign highlighting the cultural heritage of this capital city and paying homage to the grand families that have made it big in the field of business and entrepreneurship.

The campaign featured the ancestral homes of Pampanga’s prominent families based in this capital city which included the Hizon-Singian, Henson-Hizon, Dayrit Cunanan, Consunji, Tabacalera, Hizon-Ocampo, Santos-Hizon, and Dizon houses with the theme “I Left My Heart in San Fernando.”

DTI to host market week event for MSMEs in Region 3

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 02:42 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be hosting the trade fair for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from Central Luzon that will also see to the participation of products and crafts from other regions of the country.

DTI regional director Blesila Lantayona told Sun.Star Pampanga that the event dubbed “Market Week Philippines (Home, Food and Fashion)” will be held on September 19 to 23 at the fifth floor of the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

First Person Ram Mercado Remembering Martial Law (1)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 02:41 p.m.

FRIDAY, 21 September marks the historic date when martial law was proclaimed in 1972.

Central Luzon was still in the throes of the disastrous deluge which kept most of Region 3 provinces under water since late July of that year.

Traders face P60-M tax evasion charges

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:19 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed tax evasion charges amounting to almost P60 million against three Kapampangan businessmen under the agency’s Run After Tax Evaders (Rate) program.

Respondents named under the 125, 126 and 127 list of Rate charges include Dr. Noel Lacsamana, proprietor of Lacsamana Eye Clinic, IEC Eye Center and IECON Pharma & Medical Services; Yolanda Macabulos, sole proprietress of Luring's Barbecue Franchise; and Maila Laxamana, who owns the Fracojan Catering Services.

Lubao town has highest TB cure rate

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:18 a.m.

LUBAO town has the highest case detection and cure rate on Tuberculosis (TB) in Pampanga province, based on the Local Government Performance Management System (2010-2011).

The LGU’s report card for 2011 followed the ME3 or Monitoring and Evaluation for Equity and Effectiveness, said Dr. Reynaldo Alipio, Lubao Rural Health Physician.

Lawmaker cites need to erect foot bridges near schools

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:17 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Representative Carmelo Lazatin (1st district, Pampanga) has cited the need to erect overpasses or footbridges near universities and schools in the city to protect students and teachers from vehicular accidents.

He earlier announced the construction of two footbridges that his office, through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Road Board, will construct near Chevalier School in Barangay Santo Domingo and near System’s Plus College Foundation in Barangay Balibago.

Masantol treasurer's office robbed

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:16 a.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Unidentified men robbed the treasurer’s office of the local government unit of Masantol and carted away P20,000 in cash, a Samsung cellular phone and other items.

Around 8:30 a.m. of Friday, Zax Viernes, a municipal employee, told police probers that he noticed a person with long hair wearing a green sando and shorts going down the stairs from the floor where the Municipal Council office is located, the report said.

League of cities starts road map on development plans

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:15 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) president Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said they have started to implement a road map that would set the development goals in the coming years even beyond end of his term as president.

Rodriguez said the road map is anchored through the spirit of the Performance Governance System (PGS) that aligns LCP goals with the goals of the national development plans for President Benigno Aquino III.

Vice mayor to stay with Pamintuan

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:14 a.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting expressed her full support to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan as she exhorted city hall employees to rally behind the local government administration’s current and future plans and projects.

The vice mayor made this pronouncement during Monday’s regular flag raising rites at the City Hall.

Yellow Cab chain robbed, guard slain

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:12 a.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Unidentified men stabbed a security guard and robbed the Yellow Cab chain located along the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa) in Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernnando over the weekend.

Senior Superintendent R’Win Pagkalinawan, provincial police officer-in-charge, said unidentified men stabbed to death the lone security guard of Yellow Cab identified as Wilson Gallardo.

Thousands get relief from group abroad

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 03:12 a.m.

APALIT -- Some 1,000 families in Barangay Cansinala here benefited from a relief operation spearheaded by a group of Apaliteños from USA.

Members of this group from Northern California sent food and clothing supplies to their flood-hit town mates.

Lazatin: Probe $400-M Clark golf course project

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:12 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Representative Carmelo Lazatin (1st district, Pampanga) is set to file a resolution seeking a probe into the $400-million Donggwang Clark Corporation’s golf course project situated at a 304-hectare area inside the Freeport.

Lazatin said the investigation will determine if the developer is violating environmental laws or not.

Flashflood causes 8-hour traffic jam

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Rains brought about by Typhoon “Karen” flooded sections of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) here, resulting in traffic jams from Paskuhan Village all the way to Mexico town.

Around 4 p.m. Saturday, floodwaters began to rise along the city’s steel flyover and along portions of Greenville and the S and R warehouse, cutting vehicular traffic for light vehicles and causing traffic jams.

City targets zero waste by 2013

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:10 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando is hoping to achieve “zero waste” by February 2013 once materials recovery facilities (MRF) in every barangay become fully operational.

This was revealed over the weekend as the city launched its “Zero Waste Festival 2012” themed “Zero Waste Communities for Zero Marine Debris” at the mini-convention center of Heroes Hall.

Biz group to police: Double effort in crime prevention

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:08 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) wants local police to “double” its efforts in curbing crime in this city and the whole province as well.

During its recent Kapihan at Party Place in this city, members of the chamber led by president Marco Antonio Jimenez said businessmen and traders are getting wary of the daily incidence of crime like robbery, carjacking, a few cases of kidnapping and the prevalence of tandem riders.

Provincial Board doubts Naguit’s quarry activities

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:07 p.m.

MINALIN -- The Provincial Board is doubting the nature of the quarry activities allegedly being undertaken by the camp of Mayor Arturo Naguit.

Board Member Melchor Pingul, vice chair of the PB’s committee on environment, told Sun.Star Pampanga that an employee from Minalin Poultry Cooperative (Mipolco) disclosed to them that Naguit hauled quarry materials to their premises for and inconsideration of P1,800 per truckload.

Nepomuceno joins Lazatin’s slate

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:06 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Councilor Bryan Nepomuceno has officially joined as guest candidate of the slate of Representative Carmelo Lazatin (1st district, Pampanga), who will try to recapture his old post as city mayor in the 2013 election.

Last Thursday, Nepomuceno announced that he will join Lazatin’s ticket but clarified that he will retain his original party, the Nationalist Peoples Coalition (NPC).

Mamac: Draft ordinance to assist public schools

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:05 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Barangay Council of Balibago has drafted an ordinance that will assist public elementary and secondary schools in the commercial district.

Rodelio Mamac said education plays a significant role in national and local development, thus local government units need to assist local schools.

Men rob City of San Fernando school

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:04 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- The Dela Paz del Norte Elementary School in the City of San Fernando was robbed by still unidentified men over the weekend, reports said.

Police said robbers gained entry to the said school by destroying the window of the comfort room at the principal’s office.

Mayor vows financial aid for tricycle drivers

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 09:03 p.m.

CANDABA -- Mayor Jerry Pelayo promised on Sunday to provide at least P250,000 for various tricycle drivers’ associations in this town.

This statement was made by Pelayo during the oath-taking ceremony of the Pasig Tricycle Drivers’ Association (Patoda) held at the Pasig National High School here.

Army: Pampanga a peaceful, developed province

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 06:26 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The commanding officer of the Philippine Army’s 703rd Brigade proposed the declaration of Pampanga, as well as Bataan, as peaceful and development-ready provinces.

During the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) inter-agency meeting, General Pio Gregorio Catapang gave the guests an overview on the peace and security beyond the region.

Halili: Enough of finger pointing

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 06:25 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - First District Board Member Tarcicio Halili called on officials seeking solutions to the ballyhooed San Fernando-Sto. Tomas-Minalin Tail Dike breach to stop blaming and pointing fingers.

Halili’s appeal came in the midst of exchanges of brickbats between colleagues in the Provincial Board and Minalin Mayor Arturo Naguit recently.

Korean students offer social service to kabalens

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 06:24 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Students from the Kyungbuk College in Korea recently visited the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Angeles City and the Officer’s Village in Camp Olivas in this city to offer social services.

The students were part of the third batch of students who are taking part in the “Global Camp in the Philippines” subsidized by the Ministry of Education in Korea.

Board member files proposal on funding for maintenance of dikes

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 06:23 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Second District Board Member Salvador Dimson Jr. has a filed a proposal before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) calling for the allocation of funds or a budget for the maintenance of vital dikes around Pampanga.

Dimson, in particular, cited the need to maintain the Megadike, transverse dike and other essential protective structures against floods after the San Fernando-Sto. Tomas-Minalin Tail Dike breached, allegedly because of neglect and lack of funds for maintenance.

Suspect in student rape-slay arrested

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 06:22 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- The suspect in the rape-slay of a 20-year-old Filipina-Swiss was arrested in Barangay Atate, Palayan City the other day.

Superintendent Eli Depra of the Cabanatuan City police said the suspect identified as Felix “Piting” Lasala, 43, of Puerto Galera, Occidental Mindoro, was collared by police operatives in a house at the said barangay.

Japanese tourist victimized by Salisi Gang

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 06:22 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- A Japanese national billeted in a hotel in Olongapo City was victimized by the so-called “Salisi Gang” recently.

Sr. Supt. Christopher Tambungan, Olongapo City police director, said Hideke Watanabe, 44, checked in at the PUB Hotel located in Barangay Barreto, Olongapo City.

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