PORAC -- Two farmers in this town were injured in two separate incidents of grenade blast and shooting recently.
At 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Modesto Posadas, a farmer and member of Aniban ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan sa Hacienda Dolores (Aniban), was assaulted by two gunmen on board a motorcycle. He was hit on the shoulder and is now confined at the town’s medical center.
MABALACAT CITY -- Vice President Jejomar Binay appealed to Filipinos to help in raising the blood money to save overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta from the death row.
Zapanta, a native of Cabalantian, Bacolor town, may be executed in January if the blood money being demanded by the victim's family is not raised immediately as the deadline has already lapsed, according to the Vice President.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government led by Governor Lilia Pineda on Monday received a "surprise award" from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
The award, handed over by POEA administrator Hans Cacdac during the opening rites of the 442nd Pampanga Day celebrations, was for Capitol's efforts in curbing illegal recruitment and its war against human trafficking.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The 442nd Pampanga Day Founding Anniversary on December 11 is a special non-working holiday, giving Kapampangans a chance to join the celebration highlighted by the Most Outstanding Kapampangan Awards at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center at 5 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday conducted a seminar on emergency efficiency and conservation in government agencies and institutions, tapping the City of San Fernando as a pilot area for the "refresher" cum "enhancement" program.
During the launch at the Ninoy Aquino Amphitheater of Heroes Hall, DOE Luzon Field Office Director Efren Balaoing disclosed that the program aims to expand energy conservation in government offices, with the City Government of San Fernando as a model local government unit.
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led the launching of the 50th anniversary of the cityhood, with the theme "AC50: Limampulung Banua, Gintung Mana."
Hundreds of Angeleños joined Monday's kick-off activity held in front of the Angeles City Library and Information Center with several participating as skaters, BMX riders, kite flyers, cosplayers, street performers and many more.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando led by Mayor Edwin Santiago on Monday recognized its three-termer barangay captains who "have exemplified on how service should be properly given to the people."
Conferred with Resolutions of Recognition from the 5th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin Remigio de Dios of Telabastagan; Renato Pineda of Juliana; Melchor Caluag of Dolores; and Emerito Sason of Del Rosario.
CLARK FREEPORT -- In observance of National Anti-Corruption Year, top management officials and employees of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) signed on December 9 an integrity pledge against corruption in government.
CDC President Arthur Tugade said this is the first time in the history of the CDC that the entire management and its employees vowed to fight corruption and restore the integrity of the state-owned corporation.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) donated a total of P2.45 million to victims of super typhoon Yolanda in the Eastern Visayas.
Initially, the CDC has donated more than P1 million in savings after the state-run firm announced that it is cancelling its Christmas party.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Kapampangan products, crafts and services are showcased in a trade fair at SM City Pampanga as part of the 442nd Aldo Ning Kapampangan (Pampanga Day) celebration.
Mamerto Gatus of the Provincial Cooperative and Entrepreneurial Development Office (PCEDO) said some 50 stalls of craft products, food delicacy companies, furniture, religious crafts, and processed food, among others, are available in the agriculture and industrial trade fair.
MABALACAT CITY -- Aeta pupils at the Haduan Negrito Elementary School were taught proper hygiene as part of a feeding and grooming project.
The Rotary Club of Dau and Midtown Tarlac and the Philippine Air Force 600th Air Base Wing organized the activity.
ANGELES CITY -- Jonathan David's "Sulat" was named Aring Sinukwan Best Film in this year's 3rd CineKabalen Kapampangan Film Festival.
The winners were presented at the Holy Angel University over the weekend. The 12 Kapampangan short films from various towns and cities in Pampanga and Tarlac competed for the major awards, including the top prize Aring Sinukwan Award for Best Short Film.
STA. RITA -- The Municipal Agriculturist Office (MAO) distributed vegetable seelings and assorted farm inputs to local farmers on Sunday.
The distribution was part of the Municipal Government's programs to assist farmers. It also addresses the need for alternative livelihood and provides a more pro-active response to the need to plant to address global warming.
CAMP OLIVAS – The Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO), has lit up a "Christmas Tree of Hope" placed a few meters from the administrative building here.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO director, led the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga High School (PHS) and the Malino Elementary School emerged as winners in their respective categories during the City of San Fernando's annual Inter-School Lantern Parade and Competition held at City Hall on Friday evening.
A part of the Giant Lantern Festival 2013, the inter-school competition was participated in by eight private and public high schools, as well as 11 schools in the elementary division.
TARLAC CITY -- A dance group composed of members from Russia, Thailand, Indonesia and Israel paid a visit to Mayor Ace Manalang when the latter hosted a Mayor's Night for them at the Ninoy Aquino Plaza recently.
The mayor said it is a good opportunity for the city to be visited by foreigners to show them Filipino hospitality and a chance also to promote the tourism program of the city.
CAPAS, Tarlac — Mayor Antonio Rodriguez recently spearheaded the ground breaking ceremony of the P6-million Philippine National Police (PNP) building to be erected inside the vicinity of Capas Municipal Hall.
Rodriguez said with the building project, they can say that the town is nearing the Capasenos’ dream — that Capas will become a city very soon.
CAMP OLIVAS -- A Japanese national lost his valuables from the so-called “Salisi Gang” at the Dagupan Bus terminal in Tarlac City recently.
In a report, Takao Okemoto, 58, a Japanese national and a member of Kyosota Education Experiment Project, reported to Tarlac City police that his backpack which contains valuables had gone missing.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Collections from the quarry operations of Capitol under the administration of Governor Lilia Pineda are nearing the P1 billion mark, as revenues for the month of November this year were posted at P23,642,500.
Documents from the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (PGENRO) show that from July 2010 up to December 2, 2013 collections now total to P914,312,500, excluding quarry derivatives like weighing scale and accreditation fees.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "With Super Typhoon Yolanda now the norm, our fellow traders in the Visayas may just to triple their investments as a protection to such calamities."
So opined businessman and Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. vice-chairman Rene Romero on Wednesday, in helping formulate rehabilitation plans for co-chamber members in affected areas in Visayas in the aftermath of the storm surge that saw traders fleeing and leaving their businesses because of looting and economic devastation.
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga -- Former congressman Carmelo Lazatin has urged the people to join the burial rites for Santo Cristo Barangay Chairman Efren Dela Cruz, who was killed last Sunday near the Angeles Cockpit Arena.
"Nanawagan ako sa mga Angeleno na dumalo at makiisa sa pagdadala kay Kap Efren sa huling hantungan,”
CAMP OLIVAS -- A body of a man was found at a grassy portion in Barangay Telapayong, Arayat town on Wednesday.
The man, who is believed to be a murder victim, was described as 5-foot-4 in height and medium built. The victim was clad in blue shorts and his head covered with bonnet.
ANGELES CITY --- The Angeles University Foundation is set to confer an honorary degree in humanities upon business mogul Dr. Andrew L. Tan in a special convocation on December 9 at the AUF St. Cecilia’s Auditorium, Angeles City.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A Cessna plane has crashed at the Air Strip of Iba, Zambales, Thursday.
The plane's pilot, Hakal Hazmiwdodo, 19, an Indonesian national, managed to bail out from the aircraft before it crashed, Senior Superintendent Manuel Abu, Zambales Police Provincial director, said.
CAMP OLIVAS -- Police said Friday that some individuals and illegal dealers are selling dangerous and oversized firecrackers through text messaging and other forms of social media.
Superintendent Joel Ordona, Bulacan police director, said that intelligence operatives have uncovered the new modus operandi of some dealers are engaging in the illegal sale pyrotechniques banned by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
ANGELES CITY -- Councilor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr., has filed a resolution expressing deepest sympathies to the family of Barangay Santo Cristo chairman and former Association of Barangay Councils president Efren Dela Cruz who was killed by unidentified gunman in Barangay Claro M. Recto last December 1.
"I'm very saddened by what happened to Kap Efren," Lazatin said. "He was truly one of the most dedicated public servants of this city and his death is a great loss for us."
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Giant Lantern Festival 2013 had donated some 80 pieces of the famed Parul Sampernandu to damaged churches in Bohol, in a bid to share just a little Yuletide cheer despite the recent calamities that devastated the province.
Committee heads Engr. Marnie Castro and businesswoman Tess Laus, with former city Administrator Fer Caylao and Bong Mah, turned over the lanterns to Pampanga Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David, D.D. at the Heroes Hall recently.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "I have not included exorbitant activities in the Aldo Ning Kapampangan. We emphasized due care and attention for Aetas, farmers, the less fortunate people and the giving of livelihood projects to further improve the local economy."
So, stressed Governor Lilia Pineda as activities for the 442nd Pampanga Day celebrations were finalized in a meeting with Provincial Administrator Andres Pangilinan, Jr. and Third District Board Member Rosve Henson on Wednesday at Capitol.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon office is now ISO 9001:2008 certified.
This developed as Dole on Wednesday received the certification from the German-based DQS Holding GmbH, the ISO body, for the regional labor agency's Quality Management System. The UL Management Solutions Systems and IQNET -- the International Certification Network, also recognize the DOLE’s ISO certification.
PORAC -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando received as donation a portion of the property of LLL Holdings Inc. (LHI) in Barangay Hacienda Dolores here, where the Dolores chapel is located.
Archbishop Paciano Aniceto accepted the donation on behalf of the Archdiocese from LHI, a local real estate corporation.