Renaming San Fernando requires study

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin said Tuesday that renaming the City of San Fernando to San Fernando City or what is applicable under the law requires a thorough study and coordinative work with the City Council's counterparts in the capital of La union province.

Guv eyes local government academy in Pampanga

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda is eyeing the establishment of a local government development academy in Sto. Tomas town through the support of the University of Makati and other colleges and universities.

The newly and fully renovated two buildings vacated by the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) -- funded at an amount of P10-million by the Provincial Government -- will be used as facilities for the local development academy.

Luciano: No bullet train to Clark

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:51 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Outgoing Clark International Airport Corporation president and Chief Executive Officer Victor Jose Luciano has clarified that there is no proposal about a bullet train to connect the airport here and Metro Manila.

The National Government is bent on pursuing a high-speed train, which will connect the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and Clark, said Luciano.

PNAT back in Luzon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:47 p.m.

MAGALANG -- After more than 10 years of being held in the Visayas, the Philippines RC Congress, in cooperation with the Angeles City Flying Club (ACFC) and Petron staged the 28th Philippine National Aeromodeler's Tournament (PNAT) in Luzon recently.

Dubbed as "Tomorrow We Fly," the three-day event of PNAT was held at the ACFC facilities in Magalang town, which will help introduce Pampanga as the new center for RC tournaments in the country.

DILG-3 celebrates 23rd local government code anniversary

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:44 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon will celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of the Local Government Code this month of October 2014 with the theme "Ang LGUng Magaling, May Nararating".

To mark the LG Code Anniversary, DILG R-3 has lined up different activities both in the regional and field offices to be participated in by Local Government Units (LGUs), National Government Agencies (NGAs) and representatives of local media. These include the conduct of a motorcade and thanksgiving mass during the kick off today, October 1.

Abducted girl rescued

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- A 12-year-old girl, reportedly abducted last Sunday in Madapdap Resettlement Center, was rescued in Porac town by policemen and social workers at dawn on Tuesday.

At the same time, police officers arrested the suspect Allen Gonzales, 21, who took her to the said town.

AUF-CI celebrates 10th anniversary

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:38 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Centered in promoting and teaching Chinese culture and language around the world, the Angeles University Foundation-Confucius Institute (AUF-CI) recently celebrated its 10th founding anniversary.

In line with the celebration, AUF-CI staged Confucius Day, which aims to "give a deeper view of the Chinese culture to the Filipino students," said AUF-CI Volunteer Chinese Teacher Yanyi Chen.

Central Luzon career advocates to take on challenges

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Continuously intensifying the promotion of Career Guidance Counseling to future entrants to the labor force in the wake of addressing job-mismatch in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), in partnership with the Central Luzon Regional Career Guidance Network (CL-RCGN) and in coordination with the Provincial Government of Pampanga, through its Public Employment Service Office (Peso), recently concluded its Second Regional Career Guidance Advocacy Congress (RCGAC) at the Benigno Aquino Hall, Capitol Compound, City of San Fernando.

Probe of Makati parking building seen to expand

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:31 p.m.

AFTER two more hearings were set by the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee on the alleged "over-pricing" of the Makati Parking Building, it is possible that more hearings will follow as the controversy is seen to be prolonged with the appearance of some more witnesses in last Thursday’s hearing.

According to sub-committee chairman Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, there will be two more hearings on October 2 and October 8.

MC Home Depot Pampanga opens

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:29 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The pioneer in the home depot business concept opened its first provincial branch here on Tuesday.

MC Home Depot, which started providing everything, homes and offices need 19 years ago, opened its branch at Pampanga’s capital city.

3rd district students get educational assistance

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 667 college students from the Third District towns of Bacolor, City of San Fernando, Mexico, Sta. Ana and Arayat yesterday received P6,000 each in educational assistance from Pampanga Representative Oscar Rodriguez at Heroes Hall in this city.

Baby dolphin newest addition to Ocean Adventure family

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:57 p.m.

SUBIC BAY -- A baby bottle nose dolphin is the newest addition to the Ocean Adventure family, after "Hali", a first time dolphin mother, gave birth to the calf recently, according to officials of the marine theme park here.

Gail Laule, executive vice president of Ocean Adventure, said that Hali’s baby dolphin was born on August 31, 2014 at the Ocean Adventure facility in Subic Bay.

Rodriguez ready to push for new San Fernando name

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:56 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez said Monday that he is ready to help officials and stakeholders who are clamoring for the renaming of the City of San Fernando to solve the confusion with its La Union capital counterpart.

Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. president Jim Jimenez said the chamber wanted the City of San Fernando, Pampanga renamed to San Fernando City, to save time, energy, and resources.

PamCham lauds MNTC for strong commitment

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) has lauded high-ranking officials of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) for their commitment to respond to the appeal of the public and private sectors to resolve the growing congestion problems particularly in the east portion of the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa).

Lubao receives P2.8-M from DILG for projects

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

LUBAO -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon Director Florida Dijan, together with DILG Pampanga Provincial Director Myrvi Fabia, awarded the P2,891,360 check to Lubao Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) chairpersons Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab and Jesus Gavino of the Municipal Agriculture and Fishery Council (MAFC) for the concreting of two barangay roads here.

The awarding was held in Monday's flag raising ceremonies, said a statement sent to Sun.Star Pampanga.

Families in Masantol prone to storm surge

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

MASANTOL -- Some 15,000 families in six coastal barangays here are threatened by storm surges as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) continues to demolish the dikes of purportedly illegally built fishpens that serve as first line of defense of the Pampanga Delta Development Project Phase 1.

San Fernando salutes outstanding employees

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:17 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government here has recognized the dedicated service rendered by its employees and officials by giving awards during the culmination of the civil service month held Monday at the City Hall.

Through its Programs on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (Praise), the City Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO) identified eight employees and 12 offices that rendered exemplary service to the City Government and for Fernandinos.

2 nabbed for drugs in Floridablanca

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:11 p.m.

FLORIDABLANCA -- Two men were recently arrested here following a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Floridablanca police at Barangay Valdez, this town.

The arrest, the Floridablanca PNP anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of their local campaign against the illegal drugs trade.

Pampanga ‘market’ for premium cars

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:52 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- "The province of Pampanga is a huge market for premium cars," said businessman Levy Laus, president and chief executive officer of the Laus Group of Companies (LGC), during the launching of the all new 2015 BMW X4 series at the Marquee Mall on Friday.

Laus said it is rare that a premium car is launched in the countryside.

Fiestang Kuliat to highlight religious events

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:51 p.m.

ANGELES Cit's month-long celebration of the Fiestang Kuliat will highlight Catholic practices along with socio-civic and cultural events.

The religious events this year include the Triduum, Fiestang Angel and La Naval Enthronement; the Fiestang Fiestang La Naval Concelebrated Mass and Grand Procession; Traslacion of Apu and Fiestang Apu Holy Mass and Procession.

Macapagal’s 104th birthday commemorated

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:50 p.m.

LUBAO -- The local government here, together with the National Historical Commission, led the commemoration on Sunday of the 104th birth anniversary of the late President Diosdado "Apung Dadong" Macapagal.

The celebration was held at the Macapagal Ancestral House here.

242 complete Porac skills training

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:49 p.m.

PORAC -- Some 242 individuals graduated from the training programs of the Porac Manpower Training Center and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) over the weekend in Barangay Cangatba here.

The event was attended by Mayor Condralito dela Cruz, Vice Mayor Dexter David, Porac officials and newly minted Tesda Belinda Labutong.

Angeles students to join World Robot Olympiad

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:48 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A group of students at the Living Stone International School (LSIS) in Barangay Balibago is set to participate in the World Robot Olympiad in Sochi, Russia this coming November.

Balibago Chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac said the LSIS students will represent the Philippine Robotics Team in the international robotics competition.

400 bikers join 'Padyakan sa Region 3'

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 02:43 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- At least 400 policemen, military personnel and civilian bike enthusiasts participated in Saturday's fun ride conducted by the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon.

Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO-Central Luzon director, said the activity called "Padyakan sa Region 3" started at 6 a.m. in this camp.

3 Angeles village chiefs lead anti-drugs rally

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:05 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Officials of three villages here led by Salapungan barangay captain Reynaldo “Rey” Malig expressed their indignation against illegal drugs during a rally and program on Friday.

Bishop tells LGUs, DPWH: ‘Maintain trees along highway’

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A Catholic bishop has called on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and local government units to maintain trees along the national highway to prevent accidents.

San Fernando Auxiliary Bishop Pablo David, priest of the Holy Rosary Parish Church, issued the statement during a dinner for a cause at the SM City Clark on Friday, which was spearheaded by the Sibul Ning Aeta Foundation (Sibul), in cooperation with other civic and environment organizations.

Dr. Bienvenido Paras writes 30

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:54 p.m.

IN THE dawn hours of September 26, Dr. Bienvenido T. Paras, wrote 30.

It was “The End” of a well-lived life marked not by money but by decency.

PamCham wants San Fernando renamed

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:50 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Several officials of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) are pushing to rename the City of San Fernando, Pampanga to San Fernando City, Pampanga in order to avoid confusing it with the capital city of the province of La Union.

In his speech during a disaster prevention and mitigation forum held at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city last Thursday, PamCham president Jim Jimenez shared the renaming will help in saving time, energy, and resources of the city.

San Fernando bares traffic management plan

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando has a plan, which it says will help ease the traffic congestion and reduce pollution in the city.

The Traffic and Transport Management Plan (TTMP) stipulates a plan of action, which is aimed at “reducing traffic congestion, quickening road trips, reducing the number of road accidents, and reducing air and noise pollution.”

‘Katutubu’ art exhibit set October 7

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The art exhibit “Katutubu” is set to open on October 7 at the Student Center of the Holy Angel University.

Katutubu: An Exhibit in Celebration of the Indigenous Peoples’ Month aims to promote indigenous culture, and also create awareness among the people about cultural rights.

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