CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago will lead Fernandinos in the commemoration of the 28th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution during the City Government's flag raising ceremony on Monday at 8 a.m. in front of the City Hall here.
As a symbol of unity, Vice Mayor Jaime Lazatin and the 5th City Council, will honor the remarkable event in the history of the country.
ANGELES CITY -- Lawyer Arnel Paciano D. Casanova, the president and CEO of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), is the featured speaker in the first kapihan breakfast forum at the Café Juan of Holy Angel University on February 28 at 8:30 a.m.
CAMP OLIVAS -- An alleged former member of the Alejandrino Private Armed Group with a standing warrant of arrest for murder was arrested in his house in Barangay Bano, Arayat town on Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 director, identified the suspect as Engie Galang, the number one most wanted person in Arayat town.
CAMP OLIVAS -- Police arrested on Thursday the alleged killer of a retired teacher and her daughter in Barangay Pulong Masle, Guagua town.
Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, Pampanga police provincial director, identified the suspect in the gruesome double murder as Geoffrey Dionisio, 37, a resident of Sitio Duat, Barangay Pulong Masle, Guagua.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The fate of Kapampangan Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet 1st Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia lies in President Benigno Aquino III.
That is, if the reinvestigation ordered by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista on the case of Cudia will reach Aquino’s level.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez clarified Friday that the claim of former representative Aurelio Gonzales, Jr. that he "does not deserve to occupy his position because he has betrayed public trust" is merely an allegation cited in the dispositive portion of House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET)'s resolution.
The HRET dismissed Gonzales' election protest for lack of merit.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The 7107 International Music Festival (7107 IMF) unfolds Saturday at the Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) inside the Clark Freeport Zone.
7107 posted on their Facebook page the line-up of the performers which includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Empire of the Sun, The Asteriods Galaxy Tour, Red Jumpsuit Aparatus, and local bands like Up Dharma Down, Radio Active Sago Project and many more.
LUBAO -- Governor Lilia Pineda shied away from the usual party celebrations on her birthday Friday and went to celebrate the special occasion with her constituents in Pampanga's second district with Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Pineda started her day with a Thanksgiving Mass at the Holy Cross Parish in her home village of Sta. Cruz where she was joined by son Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda, daughter Lubao Mayor Mylene Cayabyab and Pampanga's various police chiefs and mayors.
CLARK FREEPORT -- An official of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urged the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to take advantage of the visit of 21 ambassadors from member countries of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on March 8.
In an interview during the Clark in Action, a public affairs radio program of CDC, DFA Undersecretary Lula Quiambao Del Rosario said, "The potential of (Clark) is really tremendous and think we can do a lot, not only on tourism, but also in the field of services and leisure."
OLONGAPO CITY – "Do not compromise safety."
Thus, said Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante as he addressed about 150 construction workers who recently underwent Basic Occupational Safety and Health Training for Ship Building (BOSH) at the Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation (HHIC)–Philippines Shipyard in Subic yesterday.
CLARK FREEPORT --- Architect Felino "Jun" Palafox Jr., a world-renowned urban planner and developer, assailed the government particularly the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for cutting century-old acacia trees along the MacArthur Highway or Manila North Road to give way for the widening of the national artery.
Palafox said the DPWH should have revised the road design in order to save the trees.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here reported that it received favorable ratings from the result of the 2013 SWS Survey of Enterprises on Corruption.
This was raveled in the Good Governance Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "I respect the decision. But I am glad because it was moral vindication for me."
Thus, said former third district representative Aurelio Gonzales, Jr. on the decision of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) which dismissed the election protest he filed against current Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez for lack of merit.
GUAGUA -- Governor Lilia Pineda celebrates her birthday Friday with an ardent wish that Kapampangans, particularly indigents, will be able to avail of better hospital care from public hospitals here as she improves on the province’s health service programs.
“My birthday wish is that sick people will get well and properly treated in our hospitals,” Governor Pineda said in the vernacular during the launching of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s Point of Care at the Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital (DPMMH) on Wednesday afternoon.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham), under the leadership of chairman emeritus Levy Laus and president Jim Jimenez, has called on national government leaders to develop regional growth centers to decongest Metro Manila.
This was aired during the chamber’s 43rd General Membership Meeting and Induction of New Officers, dubbed Decongest Metro Manila For Country’s Sake. Develop Countryside Growth Center, at the Holiday Inn Clark yesterday.
CAMP OLIVAS -- A former teacher was burned to death while her daughter was also killed by still unidentified armed men who forcibly entered their house in Barangay Pulung Masle, Guagua, Pampanga, Wednesday afternoon.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 director, identified the fatalities as Adelaide Santos, 67, and her daughter Ivy, 29, both from the said barangay.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista has ordered a reinvestigation on the dismissal of Cadet 1st Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).
Cudia, a native of Arayat, is set to graduate in March as No. 2 in his class at the PMA in Baguio City. He is about to join the Philippine Navy and was also picked as the deputy baron of his class.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando's Rescue Unit or SAFRU is ready for floods.
This, as members of the SAFRU participated recently in the Disaster Emergency Search and Rescue sponsored Transom Rescue Boat Handling held at the Poblacion in Sto. Tomas town.
GOVERNOR Lilia Pineda is well into her senior years, at 63 on Friday, she is still that zesty female official since she started out as a public servant in her home town Lubao.
Pineda usually starts her day early, and when she says early, she would actually show up at least an hour ahead in her appointments and events driving tardy local officials crazy just to catch up with her.
SASMUAN – "I am 63 years old and have two more years before retirement. I think I will go full speed ahead in my work as a public servant and reach out to more of our kabalens."
So, said Governor Lilia Pineda, as she happily addressed the people of Sasmuan during the recent Capitol goes to Barangays forum at Waterworld Resort here.
STO. TOMAS -- Gomer Regala of Barangay Sto. Nino Sapa has been a small-time pottery maker in this town for more than 20 years.
One of Pampanga's smallest towns in terms of population and land area is popular for the multi-million coffin industry and the pottery making exported in many parts of Asia.
CAMP OLIVAS -- Six members of the so-called Sagario group involved in robbery and abduction were arrested by the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City on Wednesday.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin on Monday said that the sisterhood understanding between the City Government and the County of Honolulu in Hawaii will usher in possibilities for economic investment and cascading of best practices in government.
The city and the County of Honolulu in Hawaii signed a sisterhood agreement over the weekend. Pampanga's capital city also conferred upon Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Philippine Consul General Julius Torres the title "Distinguished Adopted Son" of the city.
ANGELES CITY – "Instead of blaming my father’s administration which ended seven years ago, I advised and urged Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan to put his acts together, solve the garbage problem in Angeles City now."
Thus, said Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin Jr. on the statement of City Administrator Dennis Albert Pamintuan.
MABALACAT CITY -- Vice President Jejomar Binay thanked individuals who heeded the call for help in raising blood money needed to spare overseas Filipino worker Joselito Zapanta from the death penalty.
"There have been many people, especially among our own kababayans, who have expressed their intention to help. While they choose to remain anonymous, their kindness has gone a long way in raising the amount needed to save Zapanta," Binay said.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Businessman Rene Romero said Wednesday that there might by a light windfall in the 7.2 percent gross domestic product (GDP) achievement in 2013 if government will not sustain economic spending.
It could be recalled that the Philippines posted higher growth last year despite the devastation wrought by several disasters in the country, officials said Thursday.
ANGELES CITY -- The City College of Angeles (CCA) will open an English class this school year exclusively for Koreans who wish to develop their English communicative ability.
"Korean students will be charged of tuition fees for the school to generate revenue," said Averell Laquindanum, president of the CCA.
MACABEBE -- Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan said Monday that the opening of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) satellite campus in her town was set in July this year.
"Ngayong June mag-ooperate na yung DHVTSU satellite campus namin. We might offer education courses and vocational courses. For vocational, we will have food and beverage, welding and housekeeping courses," said Balgan.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The "Save the Children" has conducted a seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in Minalin, Pampanga in a bid to educate local officials and residents about disaster preparedness.
The seminar started last Monday and it will end Wednesday at Lola Corazon Leisure Farm in Candaba.
CAMP OLIVAS -- An Incident Command Post (ICP) will be established in disaster or calamity stricken areas in Central Luzon for the conduct of direct, on-scene control of tactical operations and incident planning.
This was announced by Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, director of Central Luzon Police, during Monday's flag raising ceremony in this camp.