Solve glitches, NLEx urged

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:53 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando and the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) is urging the management of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to find an immediate solution to the reported "system glitches", which has been causing frequent gridlocks and heavy traffic in its toll booths approaches, particularly in the northern section.

LGC part of Lemon Law IRR draft group

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:50 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Laus Group of Companies (LGC) announced recently that it is set to participate in the crafting of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the recently passed Republic Act 10642, or the Philippine Lemon Law.

The new law provides for a "Lemon Law rights period", which it defines as "the period ending 12 months after the date of the original delivery of a brand new motor vehicle to a consumer or the first 20,000 kilometers of operation after such delivery, whichever comes first."

Guv eyes iTAX as key in collecting revenues

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda is eyeing the Integrated Taxation Management System or iTAX launched in 12 municipalities as of Wednesday as a key in ensuring high revenues among local government units.

"High revenues will mean more programs, projects and services. This will eventually encourage and motivate people’s participation in local governance," Pineda said during the launching of iTAX in Magalang and Arayat towns.

CDC to recover land from informal settlers, farmers

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:35 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is hoping that at least 45 hectares of land will be recovered before the end of 2014 from informal settlers and farmer claimants to give way to various development projects next year.

In the highlights of the midyear accomplishment report of the Operations and Security group, the recovery of the CDC properties started with the clearing and demolition of about 90 illegal structures recently along the Clark south perimeter fence in this Freeport zone.

CLAC supports Angeles lone district bid

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:33 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Councilmen's League of Angeles City (CLAC) approved on Thursday a resolution supporting the lone district of Angeles City, Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting said.

Vega-Cabigting, proponent of the move to separate Angeles City from the province's first district, welcomed the support of the CLAC composed of barangay councilors from the city's 33 villages. The first district is composed of Angeles City, Mabalacat City and Magalang town.

Hometown pays tribute to hero senator

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:29 p.m.

CONCEPCION, Tarlac -- This hometown of the late hero Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. was adorned with yellow ribbon and yellow flowers as a tribute to his 31st death anniversary Thursday.

Townsfolk in yellow shirts laid wreaths as Representative Noel Villanueva of the third district of Tarlac encouraged the citizens of Concepcion to emulate Ninoy by doing sacrifices for the country and give their best for the people who are in need.

Kapampangans honor ‘Apung Saning’

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:22 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Former Pampanga governor and congresswoman Juanita Cuyugan Lumanlan Nepomuceno was honored during the celebration of her 100th birthday on Wednesday.

The Nepomuceno family, friends, local officials and guests attended the a simple rites during the launching of a commemorative exhibit at the Museo Ning Angeles in honor of "Apung Saning", as she was fondly called.

Pampanga lawmaker to mayor: ‘I would appreciate invitation’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez congratulated Mayor Edwin Santiago on his first year in office hoping that that more will happen in the next two years but was quick note that an invitation in planning moves for the city would be appreciated.

It could be remembered that Santiago delivered his "Ulat Sa Bayan" early this month highlighting the plans and initial achievements of his administration. Rodriguez said that he has yet to fully read Santiago’s speech but wished the latter good luck in the remainder of his term.

Santa Rita town opens parish museum on religious heritage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

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SANTA RITA -- The Santa Rita de Cascia Parish opened over the weekend its heritage museum showcasing religious art, antiques and historical artifacts of the parish and the town.

IT-based health system launched

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

MAGALANG -- Governor Lilia Pineda and the Department of Health (DOH) launched on Wednesday at the district hospital here an Information Technology-based system designed to streamline and improve the management and services of the 10 district hospitals and one provincial hospital in Pampanga.

Pineda and DOH regional office licensing officer Julie Reyes led the launching of the Hospital Operations and Management Information System (Homis) at the Dr. Andres Soriano District Hospital (DASDH) here.

Catapang urges Nolcom heads to continue IPSP Bayanihan

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac -- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. urged heads of Air Force, Army, and Naval units of the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) to continue the initiatives under the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) Bayanihan.

The program, noted Catapang, was significant in delivering maximum service to the public, which assured peace, progress and prosperity in Nolcom's area of responsibility.

Dole taskforce inks pact for industrial peace

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- With the aim of upholding industrial peace and job preservation in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Office 3, in coordination with member-agencies of the newly forged Central Luzon-Regional Inter-Agency Coordinating and Monitoring Committee (CL-RICMC) recently signed a Memorandum of Commitment (MOC) at the Dole regional office here in the City of San Fernando.

Pecson orders crackdown vs illegal drugs, crimes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

MAGALANG -- Mayor Romulo "Romy" Pecson has directed the newly installed chief of police here to work on the town's problem on illegal drugs and criminality.

Pecson issued the directive to Superintendent Jurich Rara, who recently replaced Superintendent Analiza Guzman, following several killings and assaults to officials in some barangays here.

Suspect admits killing student

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 05:13 p.m.

CANDABA -- A suspect arrested by the local police in this town has confessed to murdering a 12-year old girl on August 15 and claimed that he took vengeance against the father of the victim.

Police Superintendent Criscente Tiguelo, town police chief identified the victim as Roschelle Velasquez Ingal, a resident of Barangay Barit here.

Rodriguez welcomes lone district resolution

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 05:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Pampanga third district Representative Oscar Rodriguez welcomed the passage of the City Council resolution here moving for the transformation of this capital city into a lone congressional district.

While lamenting that it took the council of the City of San Fernando a year to pass the resolution, Rodriguez said that he would need to catch up on the lost time to be able to have the necessary bill scheduled on the committee level in the House of Representatives.

Off roaders to build new tourist site in Porac

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 05:09 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Various off roaders clubs in the province are getting together to form the Pampanga Off Roaders umbrella which will spearhead the development of a new tourist destination in the mountains of Porac town.

Pamintuan: Relocating Badjaus ‘a national issue’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 05:02 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan described as a "national issue" the problem on finding permanent homes for at least 712 Badjau families who migrated to Central Luzon, most of whom are in Pampanga and nearby Bulacan province.

CWC to invest P3.93-B for projects

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 04:56 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Water Corporation (CWC) said on Monday that it is ready to invest a total of P3.93 billion for several water projects here.

CWC is a member of the Ayala Group. The CWC broadened the scope of its concession deal with the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) by 25 years.

NFA execs relieved from posts

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 04:52 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The National Food Authority (NFA) Central Luzon office and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) recently relieved the provincial managers of Pampanga and Bulacan offices after their alleged involvement with rice diversion activities or repacking of NFA rice to be sold as commercial rice.

A Sun.Star Pampanga source identified the provincial managers as Elvira Obaña of NFA Pampanga and Serafin Manalili of NFA Bulacan. The NFA also terminated their assistants Jovi Castillo and Domingo Punongbayan.

DA: No chicken shortage in Pampanga

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 04:40 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here denied reports of a Pampanga-based national television network that there has been a shortage of chicken supply in Pampanga for the past five years stressing that supply is adequate and enough to meet local demand.

DA regional director Andrew Villacorta told Sun.Star Pampanga that broiler production has in fact increased in the second quarter of this year. Villacorta said that this was even verified by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) who even recorded a six percent increase in broiler production.

Simonians urged to support CLUP formulation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 04:39 p.m.

SAN SIMON -- In keeping up with future growth and development of this town, the local government unit here on Monday urged Simonians to participate in the public hearing to air their opinions and suggestions for the formulation of the Comprehensive Land Use Program (CLUP) which will be the basis for the passing of a zoning Ordinance.

Mayor Leonora Capule-Wong, together with the Sanggunian Bayan, rallied the people coming from various sectors to support the CLUP.

Tornado victims safe, living with relatives

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 04:38 p.m.

MACABEBE -- Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan visited the over 100 people in Barangay San Esteban here affected by the tornado that hit the village on Friday, saying “they are now safe and living with their relatives.”

Flores-Balgan said that she had given “some cash and other necessary things” to help them “re-start their lives and re-build their houses.”

Parts of Pampanga to experience 12-hour brownout on Thursday

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 04:37 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Parts of Pampanga will experience up to 12 hours of power interruption on Thursday, August 21.

"Customers of Pelco I, Pelco II-Mabiga, and Presco will have outage from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.," National Grid Corporation of the Philippines Central Luzon Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz Vidal said.

Mayor: San Fernando relatively safe from floods

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:56 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Riding on his buoyant report on his first year at the helm, Mayor Edwin Santiago told members of the Capampangan in Media, Inc. last Friday that this city is relatively safe from flooding.

But he has a word of caution: Fernandinos cannot yet really sleep worry-free about flooding.

Guv asks for drug vigilance

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:55 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda urged barangay chairmen in the province to be vigilant and be at the forefront in the fight against illegal drugs.

Pineda issued her directive to village chiefs in the first district of Pampanga, which covers Mabalacat City, Magalang town, and Angeles City, during a drug summit held at Oxford Hotel on Saturday.

Guv backs proposed Mabalacat district

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:55 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda disclosed over the weekend that agrees and will support the proposal converting the component city of San Fernando into a lone district.

“Maganda iyun na maging highly urbanized city na ang San Fernando. The city is ripe for that in terms of population and income. Kung maging lone district siya ay malaking bagay para sa Kapitolyo at sa ikauunlad ng Pampanga,” Governor Pineda said.

“Bale-Balayan” Museum opens in Angeles City

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- “Arts and culture is really alive in Angeles city. The opening of Bale-Balayan further proves our collaborative commitment in inculcating the value of Filipino identity to the young generation.”

Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during the inauguration of Peter de Vera’s “Bale-Balayan: A Museum for the Poor and a Center for Transformation Through the Arts” held August 15.

Guv thanks Aquino, lawmakers for funds

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday thanked the National Government headed by President Benigno Aquino III for the billions of pesos in funds being poured in for Pampanga infrastructure and various projects.

Guv thanks Aquino, lawmakers for funds

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday thanked the National Government headed by President Benigno Aquino III for the billions of pesos in funds being poured in for Pampanga infrastructure and various projects.

Subic Aytas get P14-M for land

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:29 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) authorities handed over a check amounting to more than P14 million to the Ayta tribesmen as payment for the use of their ancestral land here.

Roberto Garcia, SBMA chairman gave the P14,791,440 to Conrado Frenilla, chieftain of the Pastolan Aytas here.

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