Burials resume at CVC

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:36 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Burials at the Clark Veterans Cemetery (CVC) has resumed after the Bases Conversion Development Authority suspended the interment at the war veterans’ resting place on December 1.

Earlier, United States Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) urged the Philippine government to end the suspension of burials at the CVC.

Business group fetes mayor for support

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:27 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) presented a plaque of appreciation to Mayor Edwin Santiago for generously hosting the dinner reception for the delegates of the Federation of Philippine-American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) and business matching with the members of the chamber recently.

US marine appears in court for arraignment

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:22 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- US Marine Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton showed up Friday at the Olongapo City Hall of justice where he was fingerprinted and photographed.

Pemberton arrived at the Olongapo Hall of Justice at about 5:12 a.m. Friday on board an SUV from Camp Aquinaldo in Quezon City, said Senior Superintendent Pedrito delos Reyes, Olongapo City police director.

SBMA to hold training-program on CSR

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:20 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) wants the locators of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) to regard corporate social responsibility (CSR) not as a mere philanthropic initiative but as a mature, refined discipline.

Victor Persius Chan, CSR manager of Redondo Peninsula Energy Incorporated (RP Energy), issued this call on Wednesday during a media briefing held at the Buma Hotel, Moonbay Marina Area, this Freeport.

DFA announces schedule of holiday season authentication services

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:18 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Foreign Affairs released on Friday the schedule for authentication services in observance of the public holidays in the last week of December.

The schedule covers DFA City of San Fernando-Pampanga at Robinsons Starmills, Department of Foreign Affairs-Aseana (DFA Aseana), DFA NCR-West (SM Manila), DFA NCR-East (SM Megamall), DFA NCR-Northeast (Ali Mall), and DFA NCR-South (Metro Gaisano Alabang).

Nicdao is new PamCham prexy

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:18 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Prominent businessman Jess Nicdao has been elected as the new president of the influential Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham).

This came as PamCham corporate secretary Malou Garbes announced the new set of officers as a result of the special meeting of the group's board of directors last December 16.

Angeles honors gun shooting champ

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:15 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – The City Council recently honored Franchette Shayne Quiroz, a full-blooded Kapampangan who is making a name in international practical shooting competitions.

Franchette, who is based in this city, was cited through a city council resolution, said Councilor Maricel “Marang” Morales in an interview on Thursday.

Motorcycle riders kill 2 in Mexico, San Fernando

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 08:12 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two persons were killed by motorcycle riding suspects in Mexico town and the City of San Fernando, Tuesday.

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga Police Provincial director, identified the fatalities as Warren Legaspi, 23, a resident of Barangay Lagundi, Mexico; and Restituto Dimabuyo, 41, a resident of Barangay Bulaon, City of San Fernando.

San Fernando tops in ECA

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando was recognized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) after it topped this year’s Environmental Compliance Audit or ECA and for its environment-friendly programs and projects.

Angeles employees to get P10,000 bonus

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:11 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Plantilla personnel of the City Government will each be getting an additional P10,000 Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) bonus before Christmas as Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan approved the passage of Supplemental Budget No. 3, ordained by the Angeles City Council during a Special Session on Wednesday.

Medical City Clark offers specialized health services

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City (TMC) Clark has vowed to provide specialized health care with its certified physicians and state-of-the-art equipment.

The medical center is committed to offer specialties including orthopedics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT), radiology, pathology, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, physical therapy, neurology, nephrology, pediatrics, neonatology, OB-gynecology, and different kinds of surgery.

San Fernando holds abilympics, special welfare day

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:07 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) may have passed but the City Government of San Fernando, Pampanga still kicked off Tuesday a special welfare day and abilympics for the city’s PWDs.

The celebration is based on the International Abilympics (IA) or Olympics of Abilities for PWDs, which traces its roots in Japan in 1972 when Abilympics, an annual national skill competition for the disabled persons, was organized by the Japanese Association for the Employment of the Disabled (JAED).

Christian House Church Fun Run set Saturday

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:05 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- In line with the upcoming anniversary of the Christian House Church of Jesus Christ this coming February, a Fun Run will be held early morning tomorrow, Saturday, along Jose Abad Santos Avenue in Barangay Dolores, this city.

The fun run is in cooperation with Team Cabalen Runners, a group of professional runners and joggers based in this city.

Street children get Yuletide treat from Quota Pampanga

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 09:54 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Some 50 street children under the care of the Bale Anghel here received Christmas gifts and food from members of Quota Intentional of Pampanga on Thursday.

Quota International of Pampanga president Joycel Robles said that the event is part of their Christmas program for disadvantaged children in the city. The group was invited to help in the Christmas program for the street children under Bale Anghel.

BIR to run after P738-M in delinquent accounts

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 is now set to run after P738 million in delinquent accounts as it consolidates its base for its seizure agents at the regional office here.

This was bared by Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee who said that the BIR is targeting at least 10 percent of the full amount to be collected. The said accounts are spread around 48 dockets which the BIR expects to follow up in the coming months.

Ifugao heightens security

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:47 p.m.

IFUGAO Governor Denis Habawel is beefing up security measure for the province following reports of a thwarted kidnapping case.

Ifugao Police reports reveal a nine-year-old boy was walking home in Sitio Maluhpeng in Barangay Viewpoint at around 3:45 p.m., December 2, when a black van stopped and offered the boy a ride home.

DPWH: ‘We’ll only do what Minalin folks want’

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

BACOLOR — "We will only do what the people of Minalin want."

Thus said Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Undersecretary Rafael Yabut when asked to comment about the P170-million proposed Saguing Cut-Off flood control project opposed by officials of Macabebe and Minalin towns.

Morales urges CDC to open Dau-Clark gate

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:00 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales urged the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to open the Dau-Clark Gate (formerly Dau Checkpoint) of the Clark Freeport.

The mayor said the opening of the old entry point will help in decongesting the traffic volume at the central business district of Dau.

Ex-PML president: Binay has the ‘heart’ for people

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The former president of the Pampanga Mayors' League (PML) has renewed his commitment to support the presidential bid of Vice- President Jejomar Binay.

In a press conference at the Fontana Residences here recently, former Candaba Mayor and PML president Jerry Pelayo said Binay has the "heart" and genuine concern for the Filipino people.

Farmer slain in Arayat

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:49 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A 28-year-old farmer was shot to death by motorcycle riding criminals in Barangay San Juan, Arayat, Pampanga, Monday.

Police identified the fatality as Albert Oronce, 28, a resident of Barangay San Juan.

Vermicomposting takes roots among Bacolor farmers

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:44 p.m.

BACOLOR -- Some farmers here have scrapped conventional farming, citing that it is not only dangerous for human consumption due to chemical fertilizers, but is also costly to maintain.

With growing awareness about the different processes of organic farming, the town of Bacolor, particularly in Barangay Sta. Barbara, became interested in using vermicomposting.

Cine Kabalen bares Kapampangan film-making winners

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 08:39 p.m.

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ANGELES CITY -- Carlo Catu's "Mis Da Ka" was awarded the Best Film in this year's Fourth Cine Kabalen Film Festival.

Officials oppose Minalin anti-flood project

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 08:09 p.m.

MINALIN -- The mayor of nearby Macabebe town and two officials here, including Vice Mayor Querolico Daag, are opposing the proposed P170-million Saguing Cut-Off flood control project due to its "negative impact" on the livelihood of hundreds of fisherfolk and the possibility that "it could worsen" the flooding in the two towns and nearby areas.

Guv: Community helpers, Peso coordinators unsung heroes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 08:03 p.m.

LUBAO -- Governor Lilia Pineda lauded the efforts of some 1,225 barangay community helpers and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) coordinators in helping local officials in the cleanliness of their respective villages and bringing job opportunities closer to the communities and families.

CDC gifts folks at Mabalacat orphanage

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 08:00 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- The state-run Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has brought joy to children with special needs at the Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth in Barangay Mabiga here with a Christmas gift-giving activity.

Employees and volunteers under the External Affairs Department (EAD) and other CDC departments gave the institution grocery items and other goods.

Duman Festival reset for December 20

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:59 p.m.

STA. RITA -- It is all set for this year's 13th Duman Festival supposedly set last December 6 which was later cancelled due to Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) as organizers of the event said it would push through this Saturday, December 20 at the Santa Rita Eco-park.

Group urges appointment of municipal veterinarians

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:56 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Anakpawis Partylist representative Fernando “Ka Pando” Hicap filed Tuesday House Bill 5297 or "An Act Providing for the Mandatory Appointment of a Municipal Veterinarian Officer."

Hikap said the move is for the purpose of decisively addressing the proliferation of contagious and harmful animal diseases in the countryside and the immediate delivery of public veterinary services to far-flung villages where the raising and production of farm animals is concentrated.

Masantol most wanted nabbed

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:44 p.m.

MASANTOL -- A man responsible for a series of robberies in Pampanga was arrested Tuesday in Barangay San Nicolas, Masantol, Pampanga.

Police Chief Inspector Joel Aparejado of Masantol Police identified the arrested as Armando Gaddi Trinidad, 40, a resident of Barangay Bagang here.

Students get Yuletide treat from RCCP, partners

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:42 p.m.

MASANTOL -- Dozens of students from Barangay Sagrada Familia Elementary School received Christmas gifts in a program hosted by the Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) in cooperation with its service partners.

RCCP president Lourdes David told Sun.Star Pampanga that the event aimed at spreading some Christmas cheer to students of the school who have been regular partners in the social service programs of the organization.

Man, 42, slain in San Fernando

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:40 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A 42-year-old man was gunned down by motorcycle riding Criminals along Barangay San Juan, City of San Fernando, over the weekend.

Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, city chief of police, identified the victim as Raymundo Reyes, 47, a resident of the said barangay.

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