CLARK FREEPORT --- An official here clarified Wednesday that the management of the Mimosa Leisure Estate (MLE) did not withhold the bonuses of its employees.
Lawyer Resty Capulong, general manager of Mimosa, said that the Clark Development Corporation Board decides on the perks and bonuses, and the MLE management merely implements the decision.
CLARK FREEPORT – The Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) has provided potable water to the victims of Tropical Storm Sendong in Cagayan De Oro.
Due to water shortage in the storm-affected areas, the GGLC sent a water filtration system to CDO before Christmas to help and provide clean water to the victims.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- “In these times of trouble and seeming hopelessness, the only key to a life is good education and my challenge to you, to get out of that deprivation, is to stay focused, expose and maximize your talent and skill to its fullest.”
ANGELES CITY -- More than 200 female inmates at the Angeles City district jail received Christmas gifts from Angeles City Councilor Maricel ‘Marang’ Morales and Hotel Sogo Dau during a simple gift project held on Wednesday.
The gift-giving project, which is in partnership with Hotel Sogo Dau aims to give joy to female detainees this Yuletide season.
MEXICO -- The Pampanga 1 Electric Cooperative (Pelco 1) celebrated Wednesday National Electrification Administration (NEA) Day and inaugurated its San Luis District Office and new motor pool.
The Pelco 1 organization led by general manager Loliano Allas paid tribute to NEA administrator Edita Bueno whom they called an “angel” for her support to the one of the country’s top electric cooperatives and bringing to fore excellent service anchored on NEA’s mandate.
BACOLOR — Processed meat company Pampanga’s Best donated some 50 coffins for the dead victims of Tropical Storm Sendong in Minadanao in response to the call of Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III for assistance for the said victims.
This was bared to Sun.Star Pampanga by Darius Hizon of Pampanga’s Best in an interview over the weekend. Hizon said the coffins, worth P2,000 each, were already sent to Cagayan De Oro by this time.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) vice chairman Rene Romero urged Wednesday provincial and municipal officials to seriously consider the setting up of an integrated comprehensive master development plan for business in the province.
Romero said the master plan is the best solution to the problem of maximizing investment opportunities and priming development in the least business developed areas of Pampanga.
CLARK FREEPORT -- A group of workers at the Mimosa Leisure Estate said Tuesday they are set to stage another protest on Monday next week if Clark officials fail to release their 14th month pay and P-Noy bonus.
One of the workers' spokespersons, who asked not to be named, said they are set to have a dialogue with officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) regarding the issue Wednesday.
CLARK FREEPORT -- AirAsia Philippines has launched an airbridge that will ferry relief goods from Manila to the cities of Cagayan De Oro and Iligan, which were both devastated by massive floods on December 16.
"AirAsia Philippines which has its two Airbus 320s at the Clark airport, will ferry relief goods from Manila to Iligan and Cagayan De Oro non-stop,” said Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano.
CAMP OLIVAS -- To prevent illegal discharge of firearms by policemen on New Year's Eve, the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Luzon sealed their guns on Tuesday.
The ceremonial sealing of the policemen's firearms in this camp was led by PNP Regional Director Edgardo Ladao and witnessed by gun club members and enthusiasts from Central Luzon.
GUAGUA -- While many people build up on commercialized food stuffs, deli merchants here are lamenting the gradual "falling out of love" of the locals with traditional food delicacies.
"People are no longer craving for the food that we served long ago. They would rather buy those food stuffs filled with preservatives than cook the food that we traditionally prepare during Christmas," Nimfa Manalo, proprietor of Nimfa's Deli here, remarked in the vernacular.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Motorists and commuters here lauded Tuesday the new transport terminal along the boundary area of this city and nearby Angeles City in Barangay Telabastagan here.
The terminal was constructed through the efforts of the Lazatin family of this city and the City Government of San Fernando.
CANDABA -- Several residents here are urging local officials to invest more on livelihood programs this coming 2012 in order to empower communities.
They recalled that in the past, the Municipal Government focused on the town's physical improvement, aside from road constructions and maintenance which resulted to more efficient means of transporting agricultural products.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Education (DepEd) in Tarlac held its Education Week Celebration with the theme "K-12 Basic Education Program: Patuloy sa Tapat na Pagbabago at Pag-unlad."
The K-12 program aims to reaffirm and emphasize the role of education in empowering and developing the young to be productive citizens of the country and responsive to the needs of the times.
UNKNOWN to many, the Clark Freeport is a leading producer of today's highly demandable and widely used touch panel products like cellphones, tablets and computer monitors.
One of Clark’s locators is even an exponent in training and techno transfer of Filipino workers as it sends employees to high-tech country Japan.
ANGELES CITY – The city government here is set to give recognition to the cleanest and brightest barangays as part of its Christmas decoration competition.
The inter-barangay Christmas decoration competition was dubbed as “The Search for the Cleanest and Brightest Barangay”.
MABALACAT -- A fire that broke out shortly after Christmas at a compound in Barangay Tabun in this town destroyed a truck, thousands of surplus tires and other properties worth at least P500,000.
Senior Inspector Edwin Dela Fuente, town’s fire marshal, said no one was hurt in the fire, which lasted for about 10 hours.
CLARK FREEPORT – Thousands are expected to participate in the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) ‘human chain’ fund-raising project for the benefit of the victims of Typhoon Sendong.
The event on December 28, dubbed as “Clark CARES: Human Chain for Typhoon Sendong Victims,” at 6 p.m. in the Fort Stotsenberg Parade Grounds is expected to gather all CDC employees and workers from Clark-based investors and locators.
PORAC — The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) distributed Christmas gift packs to indigent beneficiaries of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Day Care Center, Katutubo Village in Barangay Planas here.
The distribution was led by PamCham president Jim Jimenez, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee chairperson Leslie B. Mendiola and members Denden Wijangco, Antet Wijangco, Darell Garbes and Jerome.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) will be donating some P250,000 to at least five areas in Mindanao that were devastated by Tropical Storm Sendong.
LCP president and City of San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said the fund donation will be divided between five areas identified by the LCP.
BACOLOR – Barely two days before Christmas, a search party led by Mayor Jose Maria Hizon found the body of a man who has gone missing three days earlier.
The body of Ricardo Sison, 52, was found in Barangay Banlic. Sison was earlier reported missing after having gone fishing.
CLARK FREEPORT – The six winning entries of the recently held Giant Lantern Festival in the City of San Fernando will perform for free at the CDC Parade Grounds, 6 p.m. on December 28.
Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President Felipe Antonio B. Remollo said the state-owned corporation is inviting the public to witness for free the dazzling display of dancing lights.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Central Luzon utilized its first line intervention for short-term emergency employment program in assisting about 1,000 marginalized workers in Pampanga.
In a report by Dole Regional Director Leopoldo De Jesus to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, the regional labor agency provided P3,000,000 worth of livelihood assistance to 1,000 marginalized workers through the Dole Intervention Livelihood Program (DILP) also known as the Tulong Alalay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD).
BACOLOR -- The traditional spirit of "bayanihan" is alive in Barangay Calibutbut as local officials and a construction company joined hands in restoring portions of a circumferential road heavily damaged during the recent typhoons and overloaded trucks.
Barangay chairwoman Anna Marie Labung, wife of former Senior Board Member Engr. Ferdinand Labung (3rd District, Pampanga) said the restoration of some 150 meters of road is currently being undertaken by construction workers of the B12 Construction and Trading Corporation.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- More than 10,000 fisherfolks in the coastal municipalities received goodies from officials of the Provincial Government.
The beneficiaries were from the towns of Macabebe, Masantol and Sasmuan.
PORAC -- Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement President Ruperto Cruz said hog farms in this town have been complying with sanitation standards in the last few months.
Cruz said piggery and poultry farms that usually emanate foul smell have improved their sanitation measures.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently bared its plan of holding an international competition for the conceptual design of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA).
In a press statement, BCDA president and CEO Arnel Paciano Casanova said the agency is in search of an iconic design that best represents the aspirations of Filipinos and showcases the elements of functionality, safety and convenience.”
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The 4th City Council of San Fernando approved Friday the budgets for year 2012 of at least 21 barangays.
In a special session and hearing led by Committee on Appropriations chairman Councilor Alex Patio and the Committee on Barangay Affairs headed by Association of Barangay Captains Arnel Sicat, the City Council gave its nod to the budgets of the villages next year, ranging from P1 million to P10 million.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Representative Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales (3rd district, Pampanga) has committed part of his salary and some P1 million from his priority development assistance fund (PDAF) for areas devastated by Tropical Storm Sendong (international name: Washi).
This came as Gonzales heeded the call of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. who earlier urged his House colleagues to earmark at least P1 million out of their PDAF for areas devastated by the recent storm that battered parts of Mindanao.
CANDABA – Local authorities here said noisy motorcycles and other vehicles are not allowed to travel during nighttime.
They said those drivers found to be causing so much noise will be apprehended and the involved motorcycles will be impounded.