MABALACAT CITY -- Vice President Jejomar Binay said captured Globe Asiatique owner Delfin Lee should be moved to a cell in an ordinary provincial jail and not be given special treatment.
"The arrest of Delfin Lee is the first step for all Pag-Ibig Fund (Home Development Mutual Fund) members and thousands of victims of double sale in attaining justice. Now, we must apply the rule of law and not give special treatment to the accused. Lee should be put in an ordinary provincial jail just like any accused," Binay said.
CAMBODIA Ambassador Tuot Panha said the viability of Clark International Airport will make it one of the progressive international gateways in the Philippines.
The ambassador said she would like to see flights between Clark and Phnom Penh or Clark and Siem Reap, now one of the favored tourist destinations in Cambodia.
CAMP OLIVAS -- A 16-year-old boy was arrested by operatives of City Public Safety Company (CPSC) in Barangay Lourdes, Angeles City, over the weekend.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said that elements of the CPSC were conducting a patrol when they spotted the boy acting suspiciously.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Gun owners fear that loose firearms will loom not only in Central Luzon but also in other regions with the new centralized gun licensing imposed by Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima.
Senator Vicente Sotto III said the decision of the PNP to centralize the firearms regulation in Camp Crame headquarters in Quezon City should be investigated after receiving criticisms from gun owners all over the country.
CAMP OLIVAS -- Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta welcomed the investigation of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) on his alleged ownership of high-powered firearms.
Petrasanta, who allegedly has 900 AK-47 and M-16 rifles, said he will answer all queries being thrown against him in the proper forum.
CAMP OLIVAS -- Seven persons, including an alleged shabu pusher, were arrested by operatives of the Regional Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (RAIDSOTG) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Calapacuan, Subic, Zambales, Friday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon director, identified the arrested men as Diomedes Maraya and his brother Ariel; Roberto Lingad; Joey Arcon; Danny Gimena; Arnel Sumayan; and a certain Jojo who is known as a drug pusher and maintaining a drug den.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- "Ano man ang mangyari, mabuti man o hindi maganda, we must never forget the Lord Jesus Christ. Our lives should be dedicated to Him."
Gentle as always, Archbishop Paciano Aniceto, who turns 77 Sunday, shares the beauty of life with his flock, praying each day that it be lived according to His ways.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- More survivors of the recent onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas are set to receive assistance from the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham).
This developed as president Jim Jimenez and director Sonia Soto, also CLTV 36 president and general manager, presented for board deliberation projects for the utilization of the remaining P1,741,120.71 from the total P2,640,477.91 raised in the five-day "Lingap ng Central Luzon Para sa mga Biktima ng Bagyong Yolanda" telethon that ran from November 11 to 16 last year.
CANDABA -- A group of Candabeños led by Arnold Canimo on Friday filed plunder complaint against former mayor Jerry Pelayo before the Office of the Ombudsman.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- To address the social and health problems of the communities and families, the Provincial Government hired some 100 Kapampangan nurses recently who will be tasked to lead the 3,000 barangay health workers (BHWS) in 505 barangays of the province.
Governor Lilia Pineda is now forming the community welfare volunteers' teams in the province in order to quickly and effectively responds to the health needs of Kapampangans particularly the poorest of the poor.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Aiming to bridge the various welfare and employment programs and services for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole-3) several government agencies for the launching of the Dole-OFW Migrant's Desk recently.
Dole's partner agencies are Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and five Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in the city of Palayan and municipalities of Llanera, Aliaga, Carranglan, and Talavera.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A unique biomass and smoke-free cooking stove has been invented by Engr. Jonathan Lacayanga, chief of the Research Division of Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) Abucay Campus.
Lacayanga said his invention, which he calls the "vertical-fed" stove, has already been recognized by the United Nations.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- The George Dewey Medical Center in this Freeport has formally opened the Subic Heart Center.
Ryan Tulio, George Dewey Medical Center, assistant hospital administrator, said the Heart Center is the first of its kind in the Zambales-Bataan area and was built "with patients from the locality and from nearby provinces in mind."
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday showcased to Manila-based ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps of Asia-Pacific countries the cultural and economic experiences Central Luzon has to offer, courtesy of the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs and government and industry partners in Central Luzon.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Three towns from Bataan and five from the Zambales received their revenue shares from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).
The biggest part of the share went to Olongapo City with P19.76 million, followed by the town of Subic at P12.06 million.
ANGELES CITY -- The City Government here issued a warning Thursday to businessmen and institutions to be aware of unscrupulous solicitors who use the name of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan in soliciting money and even favors.
Deputy City Information Officer Deo Sambilay told Sun.Star Pampanga that they have been receiving reports from businessmen and professionals here on people using the name of the city mayor to solicit funds.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan Inc. will raise some P30 million to fully complete the structural requirements of the Kapampangan Cultural Center (KCC) which has been planned almost five years ago.
It could be remembered that the FLKI is the lead organization which initially conceptualized the establishment of the KCC and was able to avail of funding support from then President and now Second District Representative Gloria Arroyo. Some P10million was released for the structural requirements of the project before further construction went to a halt.
ANGELES CITY -- A few days before the official opening of Women's Month in March, Angeles City Cooperatives through the Angeles City Cooperative Development Council (ACCDC) and Angeles City Cooperative Development Office (ACCDO) convened in a forum to discuss "Gender Perspective in the Development of Cooperatives" held February 25.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The total Philhealth enrollees in Pampanga under the Department of Social Welfare and Development office (DSWD) and the National Household Targeting System-Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR)has reached a total of 157,290 Kapampangan families, sponsored by the.
Elizabeth Baybayan, provincial social welfare and development officer, said that the DSWD Central Luzon Office has identified beneficiaries based on the survey conducted last year.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "I want to be president of this country. I think I can do something great for God and for our people but is 2016 my time or is it 2022, 2028, or ever?"
Thus said Senator Alan Peter Cayetano in an interview on Mornings@ANC recently, where he categorically admitted he wants to be the President of the country.
CAMP OLIVAS -- A pilot and a farmer were injured when a light trainer plane accidentally nosedived on a house in Barangay Poblacion Norte, Rizal, Nueva Ecija, Thursday.
In a text message to Sun.Star Pampanga, Senior Superintendent Crisaldo Nievez, Nueva Ecija police provincial director, identified those injured as Paul Pafultad, 30, pilot and a resident of Barangay Limansangan, Binalonan, Pangasinan; and Glen Paraiso, 54, owner of the house.
CAMP OLIVAS -- A police officer was killed after he accidentally hit the rear of a cargo truck parked along the highway in Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando last Tuesday.
Reports here said that Police Officer-2 Narciso Villafuerte, presently assigned at the Regional Public Safety Battalion based in this camp, was on board his Toyota Corolla (PNR-312) which was heading towards the east direction when it accidentally hit an Isuzu cargo truck (CVV-158) driven by Eduardo Sanchez of Baguio City.
MABALACAT CITY -- The Sangguniang Panlungsod has granted Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales authority to enter into an agreement with the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation (MCWMC) for the disposal of residual waste generated in this component city.
Through a resolution it passed last Tuesday, the city council allowed the mayor to effect the dumping of residual waste generated here to the Kalangitan Sanitary Landfill in Capas, Tarlac which is operated by the MCWMC.
SAN SIMON -- Councilor Ann Dayrit-Canlas of this town decided to resign from her post as a member of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) in exchange for the petition of her husband who is now residing permanently in the United States.
Former Mayor Rodrigo Canlas told Sun.Star Pampanga that his daughter-in-law will file her resignation as municipal councilor and member of the SB to migrate to the US by September this year.
STA. RITA -- Governor Lilia Pineda reported Wednesday that some P139,239,454 worth of infrastructure projects have been implemented in this town and neighboring Guagua town during the Kapitolyo sa Barangay program here.
Pineda who spoke before a joint gathering of indigents, public officials and beneficiaries at the Sta. Rita covered court said that some P75 million and P64 million where given to Guagua and Sta. Rita, respectively.
CAMP OLIVAS -- The Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit-3 based here has a new regional officer after the relief of Superintendent Victor Valencia and 12 personnel of the Pampanga CIDT due to their alleged involvement in the multimillion shakedown of personalities in Central Luzon.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon Office on Wednesday encouraged private companies to give productivity incentives to workers who showed efficiency and dedication in carrying-out their duties.
During yesterday's Employers and Stakeholders forum at Max's Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city, Geraldine Panlilio, assistant regional director of Dole-3 said that an advisory from the national office directed them to ask businessmen to reward hardworking employees through perks.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- “Ayokong magsalita nang patapos. But 2016, it's not yet my time.”
So said presidential sister and Queen Of All Media Kris Aquino during a live telecast of the talk show “Aquino and Abunda Tonight.”
CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- Governor Lilia Pineda said recently that evacuation centers in the Pampanga province are ready in the event of natural disasters.
During the “Iba Na ang Panahon” forum hosted by the Department of Local and Interior Government, Department of Science and Technology, and the Office of Civil Defense, where the role of science in disaster preparedness was tackled, the governor in her message delivered by Third District Board Member Rosve Henson, said the Provincial Government was going “full speed” in its disaster response preparations.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Former Technology Resource Center (TRC) director-general Dennis Cunanan will testify Thursday before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee regarding the pork barrel scam.
Cunanan, who hails from Magalang town in Pampanga, said he is now ready to face and be grilled by several senators during this morning’s investigation which include Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Grace Poe, Bam Aquino, and Alan Peter Cayetano.