Capitol-run hospitals net P13.2-M from POC

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Capitol's provincial and ten other district hospitals earned a net income of P13,212,705.65 out of the P27,049,074.67 P27,049,074.67 gross proceeds from the Point of Care (POC) program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as of July 3 this year.

The Provincial Government has contributed at least P11,635,200 for the PhilHealth enrollment and membership of 4,848 indigent Kapampangans who were admitted in Pampanga public hospitals.

Clark exports reach $388-M

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:35 p.m.

Reynaldo G. Navales

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has announced that the export volume inside the Freeport has grown to US$388 as of June this year compared to that of same period last year.

DPB approves P15-M loan for Mabalacat village

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)-Clark branch has approved a P15 million loan for Barangay Sapang Biabas here for its developmental projects.

DBP-Clark senior manager Remelyn Pagarigan said the P15 million is divided into two loans, which is P 10.7 million for the construction of farm to market roads and P4.3 million for the purchase of vehicles and equipment.

Police nab suspects for illegal drugs, theft

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

STO. TOMAS -- Police operatives here arrested a woman suspect for alleged possession of illegal drugs and another suspect for theft in operations conducted Saturday.

Sto. Tomas police chief John Clark told Sun.Star Pampanga that they have arrested suspect Wendy Cayabyab, 23, of Tarlac City in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Moras dela Paz here.

Policewoman loses gun to Basag Kotse gang

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:26 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A policewoman lost her issued service firearm and personal belongings to members of the Basag Kotse gang in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Angeles City, Thursday.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the victim as Senior Police Officer-2 Carmen Chona Nucup, 54, presently assigned at Community Police Action Center (Compac) 4 located in Barangay Telabasgan, City of San Fernando.

Capitol boosts blood stations in hospitals

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:17 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government is beefing up blood stations established in Pampanga's 11 district hospitals to ensure the availability of any blood type in times of emergencies.

During the bloodletting dubbed "Daya Cu, Saup Cu. Blood Donor Cu, Pagmaragul Cu," at the Benigno Aquino Hall in Capitol led by Governor Lilia Pineda herself, some 275 donors from the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police and provincial government employees volunteered to donate blood to save lives and boosts the various blood stations’ buffer stock.

350 San Fernando volunteers hurdle rescue course

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:16 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 350 bantay-bayan and volunteers from the 35 barangays of the City of San Fernando finished the Barangay Rescue Training course on Thursday.

During their graduation at Heroes Hall, Mayor Edwin Santiago led the awarding of certificates of completion to the graduates who underwent training on basic first aid, basic life support and basic firefighting.

Trader gives bikes to Pampanga cops

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:12 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A prominent businessman has donated three motorbikes to the Pampanga police office to help them prevent crimes and stop suspects riding-in-tandem on motorcycles.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Valdez Madrid, Pampanga police director, received on Friday the three units of 180cc motorbikes from Erwin Dizon, president of the St. Peter Calungsod Realty.

Septuagenarian slain inside his nipa hut

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:07 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A 74-year-old man was shot dead inside his nipa hut in Barangay Natividad, Guagua, Pampanga, on Wednesday.

Superintendent Nelson Aganon, Regional Public Information chief, identified the fatality as Jose Mallari, a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Natividad.

Riding-in-tandem robbers killed in encounter

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:01 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two armed men riding-in-tandem on board a motorcycle were gunned down in a brief encounter with policemen along the road of Barangay Sucol, Calumpit, Bulacan, on Wednesday.

Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, said the slain suspects were not immediately identified because they have no identification cards found on them.

Korean found dead in room

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:58 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A Korean national was found dead inside his room at Koi Apartelle in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City, on Thursday.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the victim as Oh Jinho, 40, presently staying at the said apartelle.

Rotary Club Metro San Fernando hosts MDS 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:48 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Rotary Club Metro San Fernando (Pampanga) will host on Saturday, July 12, the Membership Development Seminar (MDS) 2014 at the Mimosa Convention Center at Clark Freeport Zone.

RCMSP president Chris Cura told Sun.Star Pampanga that the MDS aims to rekindle friendship and ignite the passion for service.

Santa Rita’s most wanted drug personality nabbed

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:45 p.m.

SANTA RITA -- Elements of the Santa Rita Police arrested on weekend the number one most wanted person on their target list of drug personalities, the town's police chief said.

Senior Inspector Michael Masangkay said Allan del Puso was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted at Barangay San Jose of this town around 9:20 p.m. on July 10.

No Pecson-Lacson tandem in ’16 polls

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 08:17 p.m.

MAGALANG -- Vice Mayor Norman Lacson denied reports that he will be joining the camp of incumbent Mayor Romulo Pecson as the latter's running mate in the coming 2016 elections.

Lacson was reacting to a statement made by Pecson in reports, saying that he is "wooing" the mayor and that he sent an "emissary" to reunite their forces.

P18.5-M diagnostic center inaugurated

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 08:09 p.m.

GUAGUA -- Patients of the province's provincial and district hospitals now have easy access to affordable diagnostic services as Governor Lilia Pineda opened the P18.5 million Diagnostic Center and Out-Patient-Department (OPD) at the Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital (DPMMH) here.

Bar owners urged to observe guests

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 08:04 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Authorities urged bar owners and managers here to observe guests and tourists entering their establishment as the local government is establishing its intelligence network in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) meeting inside the Clark Freeport next year.

During a recent meeting, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and Barangay Balibago officials asked the bar operators to be vigilant and report the "behaviors of suspicious-looking guests."

PRO3 conducts PNP Modified Scout II

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 08:01 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A total of 120 personnel of the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3) participated in the opening of the 45 day rigid training on Special Counter Insurgency Operation Unit Training (Scout).

The opening ceremony of the PNP Modified Scout II was held at the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) recently.

Unemployed moms in San Fernando receive livelihood aid

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 07:59 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government here in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development–Central Luzon recently awarded capital assistance amounting to P205,000 to women organizations under sustainable livelihood program of Mayor Edwin Santiago.

Montesmar Triangulo Bulaklak Group and San Jose Working Moms Association, both received P75,000 while Kababaihang Nagkakaisa para sa Maunlad na Pamilya faction got P55,000. Members of the groups are all plain housewives, which now have the opportunity to earn through small-scale businesses.

Trader wants north-south railway link extended to Clark

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A tycoon has asked the government to extend the P271 billion North-South Commuter Railway linking Calamba, Laguna in the south and Malolos, Bulacan in the north, to Clark Freeport.

Businessman Rene Romero said the project, which is declared the biggest Public Private Partnership (PPP) "depicts an unwarranted disregard and invalidation of North Luzon’s role in the country's economic growth."

Guiao to Aquino: ‘Include Clark in Sona’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao had asked President Benigno Aquino III to include Clark in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) this month.

Guiao's request was contained in a letter he sent to the President last March 14 after he delivered his first privilege speech in the House of Representatives on January 28.

Pamintuan to CCA students: Be activists of justice

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:16 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – "I am urging our students to be activists. That is, activists for justice and the rule of law, for righteousness, for our environment and for the liberation of our people from poverty, squalor and hunger."

So said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently as he encouraged students from the City College of Angeles (CCA) to become activists of justice and development, during the General Assembly and Induction of Student Council Officers for Academic Year 2014-2015 at the institution's campus in Barangay Pampang.

DENR-EMB: No mayor’s permits for plants emitting pollution

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:15 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- An official of the Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Environment and Management Bureau (EMB) in Central Luzon said plants emitting pollution should not be issued mayor's permits by local government units of San Simon, Sto. Tomas and this city.

Riding-in-tandem-robs trader

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:09 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Three unidentified armed men on board two motorcycles robbed a businessman at Dolores Homesite, Barangay Dolores, City of San Fernando on Monday.

Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, City of San Fernando Police acting chief, said businessman Bernard Chan, 54, of the said barangay was about to board his Toyota Innova (RGP-760) when the suspects robbed him.

San Fernando joins Nutrition Month celebration

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:59 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government here through the City Health Office has lined up several activities for this year’s Nutrition Month celebration.

Themed “Kalamidad Paghandaan, Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan”, the month-long celebration will highlight activities that give emphasis on the importance of nutrition during calamities and disasters.

DILG spearheads Q3 earthquake drill

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:57 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- In observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) this July, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon Office headed by Director Florida Dijan spearheaded the third quarter earthquake drill for year 2014 recently.

Airport workers sacked

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 09:01 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Seven contractual employees working at Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) were sacked after they were found involved in the illegal collection of travel tax from passengers.

The workers, whose names were withheld, belonged to the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza), Miascor Ground Handling, and McKleene janitorial services.

NFA ensures availability of rice in Central Luzon markets

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 08:57 p.m.

CABANATUAN CITY -- National Food Authority (NFA) Regional Director Amadeo De Guzman ordered his provincial managers to ensure the availability of NFA rice in Region III markets at all times, pursuant to the directive of newly installed Administrator Arthur Juan.

"This order means adding non-traditional channels to make the staple as visible and available as can be to end consumers," De Guzman said.

Pampanga, Tarlac leaders express support for CGC

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 08:51 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Several local leaders in Pampanga and Tarlac have openly expressed support to the establishment of the Clark Green City (CGC) of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), which is touted as the country's next metropolis.

Among the supporters, include governors, mayors, and members of the House of Representatives, who recently passed a resolution favorably endorsing the CGC.

Robbers forcibly enter apartment

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 08:48 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Three armed men forcibly entered an apartment at Mt. View Subdivision, Barangay Balibago, Angeles City, over the weekend and at gunpoint took all the personal belongings of the victims.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said the suspects barged into the rented apartment of Mary Frelyn Mallaley, 44, and Mary Sharmaine Reyson, 19, while they were taking breakfast.

Pangilinan to lead inauguration of new KDF building

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 08:31 p.m.

BACOLOR -- Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan is expected to attend the inauguration of the new building of the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) here, which is expected to help boost the free medical services offered by the non-government group, a KDF trustee said.

KDF Trustee Sylvia Ordonez said the new building will be inaugurated on July 14 and will be named MVP Building after its donor. The building was donated by Pangilinan and the PLDT-SMART-Foundation (PSF) to KDF.

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