Angeles LGU fetes loyal employees

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:45 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan led the recognition rites of this city's outstanding and loyal employees held Wednesday at the City Council Session Hall.

Spearheaded by the City Human Resources and Management Office (CHRMO), a total of 134 awardees were recognized for having rendered continuous and unparalleled service to the government and to the people of the city.

Capitol vows to assist OSYs

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:39 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda vowed on Tuesday to seek and send to school Kapampangan youth deprived of education due to poverty and lack of resources.

During the awarding of educational financial assistance to some 4,777 college students from the four districts of the province at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here, Governor Pineda said, "Ang Capitol ngayon ay hahanapin at pag-aaralin ang mga hindi nag-aaral para gumanda din ang kinabukasan nila tulad ninyong mga scholars ng provincial government."

Militant group slams slow Mamasapano probe

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:26 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Central Luzon slammed Wednesday the slow pace of the investigation on the ill-fated clash between the elite members of the Philippine police and Moro rebels that left 44 commandos, 18 rebels, and 3 civilians dead.

CDC launches excellence awards for graduating college students

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:25 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The state-run Clark Development Corporation (CDC) launched the first-ever academic excellence award for outstanding graduating students on March 2015.

Highest ranking and well-rounded students nominated by their respective schools shall receive cash prize, custom made medal/trophy with the CDC symbol of academic excellence award and a certificate.

San Fernando’s most wanted nabbed

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:24 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The number one most wanted person in the City of San Fernando was apprehended by joint operatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) and city police during a manhunt operation at the New Public Market in Barangay Del Pilar on Tuesday.

Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RPSB commander, identified the arrested suspect as Marcelino Magtuloy, 19, a resident of the same barangay.

ACTO reveals event line-up for Women’s Month

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:23 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- In a bid to further the city's appreciation for the culture and the arts, the Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO) recently unveiled five events, which are set for the local celebration of National Women’s Month.

According to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, the 72 programs already set for the month-long celebration will not focus merely on social welfare and health care as people can expect events that "add soul" to the celebration.

Guv enjoins LGUs to work for higher RPT collections

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:20 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Governor Lilia Pineda enjoined all Pampanga local government units (LGUs) to help work in increasing Real Property Tax (RPT) collections for this year.

The governor appealed to municipal and city mayors, treasurers, assessors and the planning and development coordinators to work hard for higher RPT collections and achieve their respective targets.

Bike for a cause for 44 slain SAF troopers held

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 08:18 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- At least 600 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail and Penology (BJMP3) and civilian bikers joined on Tuesday the bike for a cause for the 44 slain Special Action Force (SAF) troopers, which marked the 44th mourning day last Sunday.

"Bike for a cause" was conducted by Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO) headed by officer-in-charge Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, said Chief Inspector Chery Lou Donato, Regional Public Information officer.

Guiao to CAB: Stop granting flights to NAIA

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:12 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao has asked the Civil Aviation Board (CAB) to stop granting flights to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Guiao revealed this during a consultative meeting regarding the development of Clark International Airport (CRK) conducted by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) here on Monday.

Guv wants ‘My Lubao Central MRF’ model in Pampanga

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:03 p.m.

LUBAO, Pampanga -- Governor Lilia Pineda wants to turn the "My Lubao Central MRF" to become the model materials recovery facility (MRF) in the province.

This was pronounced by the governor as she visited the said MRF facility yesterday together with Mayor Mylin Pineda Cayabyab, who showcased their projects such as production of organic fertilizers, recyclable materials, micro-organism, organic farming and bamboo furniture production.

Schemes eyed to ease JASA traffic

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:53 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Officials of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) and North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) met Tuesday at the Carworld headquarters here to study at least six schemes that will address on a long-term basis the growing traffic congestion along the vital Jose Abad Santos Avenue or JASA in this city.

Taxman appeals to taxpayers' ‘sense of patriotism'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:48 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 OIC Regional Director OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee here appealed to Central Luzon taxpayers’ sense of patriotism in line with this year's kick-off of its 2015 Tax Campaign.

Capitalizing on the tax collection campaign "Angat Pa, Pinas!", the BIR aims at heightening tax consciousness by appealing to taxpayers’ sense of nationalism and highlighting the positive side of voluntary compliance.

Lubao native wins quiz bee contest

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:44 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A native of Lubao, Pampanga emerged as champion of the quiz bee competition recently held at the University of Batangas in Batangas City.

Paulene Vitug, a BS Tourism Management student at the Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila, topped the quiz bee competition of the Union of Tourism Students Cup (UTSP) 2015.

Fil-Chi chamber turns over school buildings to Pampanga towns

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:42 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. turned over on Monday four school buildings with eight classrooms to elementary schools in the towns of Porac, Guagua and Sasmuan, all in the second District of Pampanga.

The school buildings were donated by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) and the San Fernando Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (SFFCCII).

Mid-quarter quarry collections reach P62-M

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:24 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Barely half-way through the first quarter of the year, the province's revenues from its quarry operation has reached P62,620,000 marking a steady growth in quarry revenues.

Reports from the Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) reveal that the province was able to collect P27,820,000 for January and another P28,460,000 for February. March collections, as of March 6 alone, have reached P6,340,000 and is expected to grow more as the month revenues are registered.

Pampanga cops join unity walk for ‘Fallen 44’

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:21 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Members of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPO), in cooperation with the Central Luzon Police Regional Office and graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), recently participated in the nationwide unity walk for 44 elite cops who were slain during the ill-fated operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25.

The said unity walk was intended to observe the 44th day since the clash between elite members of the Philippine police and Moro rebels that also left 18 rebels and three civilians dead.

Davao’s benchmarking; a breathtaking experience

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:07 p.m.

DAVAO City has captured the hearts of the Pampanga executives led by Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda, Pampanga mayors, provincial board members and department heads of the provincial government as they experienced the city’s peace and serenity within their two day stay in the city.

Truly, Davao City’s air is fresh. It is really clean and green. No wonder why it is considered as one of the most livable city in Asia.

Abaya: Develop CRK is DOTC's direction

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:02 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya Jr. said the direction of the agency is to develop Clark International Airport (CRK).

During a consultation meeting here Monday, Abaya revealed various programs the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is currently implementing at Clark airport.

Guv lauds Kiwanis International

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:42 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda lauded over the weekend the shift of Kiwanis International's focus to the welfare of the children with their slogan "Serving the Children of the World".

The governor served as guest of honor and speaker during the 40th Kiwanis Asia Pacific Convention held here recently.

Angeles council okays salary increase of day care workers, BHWs

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:29 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – Members of the Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for a P5,000 increase in the salaries of day care workers in the city.

Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin said the resolution he authored was approved during the city council’s regular session last February 3 with an amendment to include the Barangay Health Workers in the city.

BIR offices win 3 excellence awards from CSC

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 08:23 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 was recently conferred the Citizen's Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence Award for its three revenue district offices by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for their excellent frontline services.

This was bared by Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee who said that Revenue District Office No. 21A (North Pampanga), BIR-RDO 23A (Talavera, Nueva Ecija and BIR-RDO 17B were awarded the seal by the CSC. Lee added that the awards entailed cash incentives of P100,000 for the winning offices.

Pampanga benchmarks Davao’s best practices

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 08:21 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda, some 17 Pampanga mayors, and provincial board members, including the department heads of the Provincial Government benchmarked the Davao City's best practices implemented by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

The Pampanga delegation, which made a two-day visit in Davao City recently, benchmarked the city’s solid waste management, environment protection and preservation, public safety and security, as well as peace and order practices.

Pampanga benchmarks Davao’s best practices

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 08:20 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda, some 17 Pampanga mayors, and provincial board members, including the department heads of the Provincial Government benchmarked the Davao City's best practices implemented by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

The Pampanga delegation, which made a two-day visit in Davao City recently, benchmarked the city’s solid waste management, environment protection and preservation, public safety and security, as well as peace and order practices.

5 Pampanga towns increase RPT income

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 08:15 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- San Luis town and four other municipalities increased its Real Property Tax (RPT) income by a minimum of 20 percent last year compared to 2013, according to a report presented during a consultative meeting here initiated by Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda.

‘Extorting’ rookie cops in hot water

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 08:13 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two police rookies are in trouble and may be dismissed from the service after they were caught in the act of extorting money from an American national.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said Police Officer 1 (PO1) Herbert Sicat, 25, a resident of Barangay Salapungan, Angeles City; and PO1 Ryan Villanueva, 34, a resident of Barangay Camias, Magalang, Pampanga were already charged with grave misconduct following their involvement in extortion.

Former Mimosa payroll master indicted with theft

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 08:10 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Angeles City Regional Trial Court has issued arrest warrants to Jester Machinal, former payroll section head of Clark Development Corporation – Special Project for Resorts Operations (CDC-SPRO) after allegedly "payroll padding" over P5.2 million from Mimosa employees, authorities said.

Angeles RTC branch 60 Judge Eda Dizon Era has issued two warrants of arrest against Machinal on October 10, 2014 for "unlawfully withholding" some 5,233,051.23 pesos from the salaries of the CDC-SPRO rank and file employees for his "personal gain".

George Clooney’s wife takes Arroyo’s case to UN

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 06:04 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Incumbent Pampanga second district Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's case will soon get the attention of the United Nations (UN), as lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney has filed a case against the Philippine government for the continuing detention of the former President.

Central Luzon included in top tourist destinations

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 09:29 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Central Luzon is one of the leading regions in the country in terms of domestic visitor arrivals with 3.1 million tourists last year.

Kapampangan to share artisty in Singapore

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 09:23 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Master portrait artist Rafael Maniago is set to share his craft before international audience in a public workshop this month at the Mandala Fine Art Gallery in Singapore.

Cops nabbed for extortion

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 09:08 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two rookie policemen were arrested by combined operatives of the Angeles City Intelligence Branch and Tracker Team during an entrapment operation in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City on Saturday.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the arrested cops as Police Officer (PO) 1 Hebren Sicat, 25, a resident of Barangay Salapungan, Angeles City; and PO1 Ryan Villanueva, 34, a resident of Barangay Camias, Magalang, Pampanga.

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