Arnedo dike ruined anew

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:38 a.m.

APALIT - Residents here are wary over potential flash floods as the Arnedo dike in Barangay San Vicente was breached anew.

Last week, a 52.5-meter portion of the Arnedo dike was ruined despite the recent efforts of the project contractor to strengthen it through a series of sand dumping operations.

‘Ultimate Heartthrob’ is Starmill’s brightest

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:37 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - It was a tight fight for stardom but JD Simon, the “ultimate heartthrob of Pampanga,” never backed out from three other equally talented finalists to become CLTV 36’s Starmill: Central Luzon Star Search Season 2’s brightest in the grand finale held over the weekend at a jampacked Robinsons Starmills here.

GGDC assumes $3-billion Clark project

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:36 a.m.

CLARK FREEPORT - Global Gateway Development Corp. (GGDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwaiti private equity investment firm KGL Investment Company (KGLI), and the project owner and lessee of the Sabah Al-Ahmad Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) project, said it is assuming operational control over the development of the 177-hectare GGLC project in Pampanga province.

GGDC said it has obtained a favorable action from the Court of Appeals against its terminated former contractor Peregrine.

Charity maternity clinic opened in Bacolor

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:36 a.m.

BACOLOR - Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) president Benigno Ricafort led on Monday the blessing and inauguration of the opening of a charity maternity clinic at the Jesus A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) in Barangay San Vicente of this town.

Ricafort said that the facility will cater to indigent women. The facility will be manned by volunteer doctors and will offer free pre-natal checkups for the beneficiaries. KDF is implementing the free clinic program as part of its health program for the poor.

Man arrested for stealing motorcycles

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:35 a.m.

FLORIDABLANCA — Charges were filed against a man for stealing motorcycles several times in the province.

The suspect was identified as Alberto Hernandez Jr., 26, a resident of Barangay Suclaban, Mexico, Pampanga.

Guiao commends Gilas for World Cup feat

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:34 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Pampanga First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao has filed a bill at the House of Representatives congratulating and commending the Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball team "for their gallant and world-class performance" at the 2014 FIBA World Cup Championships in Spain.

Cop, cohort collared in buy-bust operation

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:30 a.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga - A police officer and his alleged cohort were apprehended by combined police operatives from the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (RAIDSOT) and Regional Investigation Division during a buy-bust operation at the vicinity of Barangay Mawaque, Mabalacat, Pampanga, Sunday.

Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) Director, said Chief Inspector Julius Ceazar Ablang, a resident of Barangay Labas, Sta. Rosa, Laguna and presently assigned at the Aurora Provincial Police Office and his cohort identified as Aiko Mallari, a resident of Barangay Mawaque were immediately collared by operatives after selling three pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.

Man shot dead in Mexico

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.

MEXICO, Pampanga—A person here was shot near his house in Barangay Sapang Maisac recently, police said.

The victim was identified Jonathan Pasco, 23, a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Maisac, Mexico Pampanga.

Porac officials to help in water supply woes

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.

PORAC--Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said Monday that the Municipal Government of Porac has committed to help in the growing water supply problem in Barangays Pio and Planas adding that the municipality is looking for possible measures to solve the problems of the two upland villages.

Dela Cruz said that it would take some P200,000 to upgrade the machinery that supply water to the said barangays. The two barangays currently receive water through a sort of cooperative system. However, failing efforts to professionalize collection of payments from residents have left facilities in poor state prompting the municipal government to step in.

Recyclable boats set sail in Subic

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:25 a.m.

SUBIC, Zambales---Boats made out of recycled materials set sail in the waters of Subic Bay last Saturday at the Lighthouse Marina Resort for the International Coastal Cleanup Zambales Recyclable Regatta challenge.

Teams from different companies, local government units and non-government organizations built their own boats made out of 80 percent recycled materials and raced 100 meters to shore to prove that even trash can be used wisely.

Guv eyes quality, affordable education

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:43 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- “With the P10-million funding and construction of Mabalacat City College (MCC) Dapdap Campus, the bright future of the youth here is born.”

Thus said Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda as she revealed that the Provincial Board led by 1st District Board Members Crisostomo Garbo and Cherry Manalo initiated the funding approval for the satellite campus project.

58th anniversary of Pampanga patroness commemorated

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Kapampangan Roman Catholics are expected to flock by the hundreds on Monday at the Villa del Sol Subdivision here to commemorate the 58th Canonical Coronation of the image of Pampanga's patroness, the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies).

The celebration is in commemoration of the 1956 coronation when, in recognition of Kapampangan's enthusiastic and deep devotion to Mary, Pope Pius XII bestowed the canonical crown on September 8, 1956.

Lawmaker to college students: Shun illegal drugs

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao urged college students, who availed of his educational assistance program, to do away with illegal drugs in order to attain their dreams and goals in life.

This is one of the requirements set under Guiao’s scholarship program dubbed Tulong Dunong Scholarship Program which benefitted more than 1,000 students here and in nearby Mabalacat City and Magalang town.

500 children benefit from feeding program

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:41 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Some 500 children in Barangay Pulungbulu here benefited from the Sulong Kalusugan feeding program of Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting over the weekend.

Vega-Cabigting said that the program was made possible with the help of Angeles City Nutrition Office and the Pulungbulu Barangay Council.

Casanova on GGLC leasehold: ‘No need for annotation’

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 09:04 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova said there is no need to annotate the lease contract of the Global Gateway Development Corporation here.

Casanova issued the statement after officials of the GGDC aired their sentiments regarding the alleged reluctance of the BCDA to annotate the investor's leasehold, which is now for processing at the Register of Deeds.

Pamintuan: Arts and culture is soul of Angeles

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and his determined efforts to bring back the “soul of the city” is on the right track.

Pamintuan’s dream to make Angeles City the center of arts and culture in Pampanga and the entire Central Luzon is fast becoming a reality.

Guv: Let’s make Lubao peaceful, drug free

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

LUBAO – "Let's make our town number one in anti-crime prevention. Let us work together in achieving a more peaceful and drug-free Lubao."

So stressed Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda the other day in a meeting held at the Pineda Sports Complex, this town, attended by some 800 barangay officials and tanods from the 44 barangays here.

Local government employees told to give back bonuses

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 08:53 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Local government employees here are dismayed over a recent memorandum from the Office of the City Mayor, which will deduct a substantial amount from their monthly salary.

The said amount, however, was deemed unauthorized by the Commission on Audit (COA) as all government workers in the national, local, judiciary, congressional offices and agencies were ordered to give back the excess amount of the allowable PEI fixed at P5,000 only.

Porac execs inspect villages on water supply needs

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:14 p.m.

PORAC -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice-Mayor Dexter David visited Barangays Pio and Planas here to see how the municipal government can help in the water supply problems of the said barangays.

Both officials met with the barangay leaders yesterday in the hopes of permanently addressing the need for reliable and clean water source.

Tigerair destinations now available in CEB website

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:12 p.m.

THE Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) makes its network wider, now that its interline agreement with Singapore’s largest low-cost carrier, Tigerair Singapore, has reached its final phase.

Starting September 3, 2014, destinations such as Bangalore (India), Yangon (Myanmar), Perth (Australia), Male (Maldives), and Dhaka (Bangladesh), among others are available through the CEB website,

Couple shot in San Fernando

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Two people were fatally shot in Barangay Telabastagan last September 3, the city police said.

The victims were identified as spouses Emanuel Avedillo and Erlinda Avedillo who are both residents of Barangay Sabanilla, Mexico, Pampanga.

MPU head, 5 others relieved

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:04 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The head of a mobile patrol unit (MPU) of Angeles City Police and five other policemen were ordered relieved from their post over the alleged robbery extortion incident.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said those relieved from their post were Senior Inspector Felimon Oyan, officer-in-charge of the MPU together with his personnel PO1 Mark Anthony Bagsic, PO3 Lorena Calma, PO1 Mijares Reyes, PO1 Angelito Toribio and PO1 Rachele Lugtu.

Man arrested for illegal possessions of gun, shabu

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:01 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A 34-year-old man who evaded a PNP checkpoint at Barangay San Antonio, Guagua town was arrested the other day after operatives recovered from him a gun and illegal drugs.

Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3), said that Maurice Santos, 34, a resident of Barangay San Roque, Lubao, Pampanga was riding his black Yamaha MIO without plate number when flagged down by RPSB3 operatives at said checkpoint.

Tri-wheeler driver killed dead by MRCs

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:59 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- A tri-wheeler driver was gunned down by Motorcycle Riding Criminals along the road of Barangay Lagundi, Mexico, Pampanga, recently.

Superintendent Ricardo Pangan, Officer-In-Charge of Mexico Police, identified the fatality as Gerald Simbillo, 33, a resident of Barangay San Jose Matulid, Mexico town.

Police arrest man for illegal possession of gun

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:58 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) operatives arrested a 42-year-old man after confiscating from him a gun and a knife when flagged down along a PNP checkpoint along the road of Barangay Minuyan, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Tuesday.

Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RSPB3 commander, identified the arrested as Lapida Arcon, 42, a resident of Barangay Sto. Cristo, City of San Jose Del Monte.

Macabebe women benefit from mat-making industry

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:56 p.m.

MACABEBE -- The women sector of this town is benefitting from the sustained livelihood program pushed by the Municipal Government.

Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan and Councilor Bembong Balgan announced on Monday that at least 33 women, most of whom are mothers who stay at their homes, are members of the "Biyaya ning Balen Association."

16 container vans sent back to Manila port

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:54 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- At least 16 container vans containing undetermined materials have been sent back to Manila after they were found to be leaking and emitting foul odor.

According to Roberto Garcia, chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), the container vans were among the 721 that arrived at the new container terminal 2 (NCT-2) in Subic Freeport on board M/V Asterix from the Port of Manila last week.

Police, farmers clash as demolition resumes

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:22 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Farmers' woes persist as they attempt to stop the resumption of the demolition operations at a 130-hectare farmland in Barangay Maimpis here.

Clashes erupted between the Maimpis farmers and the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPO) personnel during the demolition of the disputed land with enraged farmers blocking the demolition equipment and the police attempting to suppress the disorder.

BCDA to pour P5-B for CGC

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and CEO Arnel Paciano Casanova disclosed on Thursday that the state-owned firm will infuse at least P5 billion for the Clark Green City (CGC) project at the 35,000 hectares area in Pampanga and Tarlac provinces.

Casanova said the BCDA has its own funds for the initial development of the Green City that will spur tremendous economic growth in Central Luzon.

Guv vows support for Apec meet

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda pledged on Wednesday to support the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit, which will run from January 26 to February 3, 2015 at Clark Freeport in Pampanga.

In a meeting with Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., Apec 2015 Organizing Committee chair and retired Lieutenant General Anthony Alcantara and General Ricardo Banaya at Capitol, Governor Pineda said that she will immediately create a coordinating committee, which will help in the preparations for the summit.

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