Top illegal drugs personality in Floridablanca arrested

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 07:47 p.m.

FLORIDABLANCA — A man included on the top three drugs watch list of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was arrested in a buy-bust operation last week in Barangay Fortuna, Floridablanca.

The arrest, the Floridablanca police anti-illegal drugs unit said, has effectively boosted the success of their local campaign against the illegal drugs trade.

Cop faces summary dismissal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 07:35 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The police officer and alleged leader of a robbery and holdup group will be placed automatically for summary dismissal proceedings.

In an interview, Senior Superintendent Ronald Santos, deputy regional director for administration, said that Police Officer (PO) 1 John Paul Tanglao will be placed on summary dismissal proceedings to be conducted by the Regional Investigation Division.

Cortez: The Parable of the Weeds among the Wheat

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 07:23 p.m.

EVERYTHING that God has created is good. But why is there so much evil in this world? Why does the good exist side by side with the bad ? in society, in organizations and oftentimes even in our own selves? Why won’t the all-powerful God strike out evil once and for all in the here and now?

Farmers oppose ‘hacienda’ reclassification ordinance

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:50 p.m.

PORAC -- Farmers in Hacienda Dolores here submitted on Tuesday a petition to invalidate the municipal council-approved reclassification ordinance on the disputed lands in the locality.

Central Luzon braces for ‘Glenda’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:44 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) is currently on Blue Alert in anticipation of the effects of Typhoon "Glenda" in Central Luzon.

"Blue Alert means all member-agencies are on preparedness mode and are ready for eventual response and 24/7 operations," RDRRMC Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Josefina Timoteo said.

Firms fulfill promise to Pangilinan

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:39 p.m.

APALIT -- The MVP Group of Companies on Monday fulfilled its promise to the birthday celebrant, Manuel Pangilinan, to plant 20,000 trees as part of the environment program of the business tycoon’s firms.

Ramoncito Fernandez, president and CEO of Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), told Pangilinan during his 68th birthday celebration in Pampanga on Monday that they had fulfilled their promise to him last year to plant trees, most of which are at the MNTC-controlled North Luzon Expressway or NLEx.

Traders to Pangilinan: Consider Clark-Subic connection to Manila

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:37 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Traders in Pampanga asked tycoon Manny Pangilinan to consider the expansion of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and the construction of a railway system that will connect the freeports of Clark and Subic with Metro Manila.

Levy Laus, chairman emeritus of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) and head of the Laus Group of Companies, echoed the appeal of local traders during a business conference organized by the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) at the Holiday Inn Resort here on Monday.

Korean lauded for assisting 6,889 Kapampangan workers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:18 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government led by Governor Lilia Pineda lauded Jongha Ahn, president and inspector general of the Human Resource Department of South Korea, for his assistance in facilitating the placement of 6,889 Kapampangan overseas skilled workers.

In Provincial Board Resolution 3407, the Provincial Board stated that Pampanga recognizes the "whole-hearted" assistance of Jongha for helping the overseas contract skilled workers obtain gainful employment in South Korea that improves "tremendously" their quality of life.

Pangilinan gives P20-M fund for KDF building

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:13 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Tycoon Manuel Pangilinan and PLDT-SMART-Foundation (PSF) has given some P20 million to the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF), which enabled the latter to buy a three-storey building in this capital city to house its KDF-PSF People with Disability Clinic and Livelihood Center.

Pangilinan turned over the ceremonial checks on Monday to KDF officials led by Benigno Ricafort during the former's birthday celebration here. Pangilinan had lunch with KDF officers and partners.

CDC hits 1.21B revenue target

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:10 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has recorded P1.21-billion in revenue and net income of P327 million during the first quarter.

This was disclosed by CDC president Arthur Tugade during a business conference organized by the Kapampangan Development Foundation chaired by Manny V. Pangilinan.

SM City Clark observes Children's Book Day

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 07:03 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- SM City Clark joined Tuesday the nationwide observance of the National Children's Book Day (NCBD) in a bid to inspire young children to discover the "joy of reading" and promote reading among students.

SM City Clark Public Relations manager Venus Manalang told Sun.Star Pampanga that the event is held yearly to inspire love of reading and to call attention to children's books.

Perfect attendance for Pampanga reps

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Three Pampanga congressmen have posted perfect attendance in the House of Representatives' first regular session.

Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez, Fourth District Representative Juan Pablo "Rimpy" Bondoc and Butil Party-list Representative Agapito Guanlao were all in attendance during the 69 sessions of Congress.

Pagasa warns of floods, landslides

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or Pagasa in a news conference warned Monday of floods and landslides in Central Luzon and some areas of Ilocos and Cagayan Valley as a result of Tropical Storm Glenda.

“Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) has intensified before noon Monday, with the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, and Sorsogon now under signal no. 2.

Central Luzon land transportation offices rated ‘excellent’

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has given excellent ratings to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) branches in Angeles City, Balanga City (Bataan) and the Capas (Tarlac) Extension Office in the commission's report card survey in the first half of the year.

LTO Angeles City was rated 90.41 percent, Balanga 93.12 percent and Capas Extension Office 94.32 percent in the CSC survey.

Man shot dead at Capitol

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:34 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Motorcycle Riding Criminals (MRCs) gunned down a 57-year-old man at the vicinity of the Capitol Compound, Barangay Sto. Nino, City of San Fernando, Saturday.

In a report here, Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Officer-In-Charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office, said that Ernesto Maninang, a resident of Barangay Sta. Lucia of the City of San Fernando was watching a "cara-crus" when unidentified armed men on board a motorcycle arrived.

Guv’s granddaughter tops US golf tourney

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:26 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Annyka Chanel Pineda-Cayabyab, granddaughter of Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, recently bested 20 players from seven countries to rule Future Champions of Golf International junior championships at the Riverwalk Golf and Club in San Diego, California, USA.

Pineda-Cayabyab, daughter of Lubao Pampanga Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, scored 71 under par for two days to win for the first time the grand prize of the tournament formerly known as the San Diego Junior Masters.

Guv’s granddaughter tops US golf tourney

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:26 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Annyka Chanel Pineda-Cayabyab, granddaughter of Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, recently bested 20 players from seven countries to rule Future Champions of Golf International junior championships at the Riverwalk Golf and Club in San Diego, California, USA.

Pineda-Cayabyab, daughter of Lubao Pampanga Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, scored 71 under par for two days to win for the first time the grand prize of the tournament formerly known as the San Diego Junior Masters.

Rotarians urge NGOs to ‘green’ megadike

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) is now urging fellow non-government groups to take initiatives in greening the sections of the FVR Megadike as a way of battling the effects of climate change.

RCCP president Lourdes David said that the dike's slopes and perimeter are ideal locations for tree planting as these are far from human or construction activities that can lead to the displacement of the trees.

P1.2-B infra projects in 4th district okay

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Capitol has completed P1,179,204,519 worth of infrastructure projects in the fourth district since Governor Lilia Pineda assumed office in June 2010.

4 Koreans arrested for on-line gaming

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:15 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested over the weekend four Korean nationals for illegal gambling or prohibited on-line gaming during a raid at Building 4121-A, Aquino Avenue, Clark Freeport.

In his report here to Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, Chief Inspector Melvin Montante, chief of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID3), identified the arrested Korean nationals as Hon Kim, 32, Young Jee Kim, 29, Byoung Ik Kim, 31, all residents of Carmenville Subdivision and Seonghyun Kim, 41, of Sunset Valley Subdivision, all in Angeles City.

Porac Aetas to get hygiene facilities, water supply

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 09:11 p.m.

PORAC -- Aeta residents of Planas Tent City here will be the recipients of toilet facilities and water supply from Quota International of Pampanga.

Past President Myra Manabat said that the organization has approved of the plan to implement programs for the community.

Angeles mayor all out vs crimes

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 09:46 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- With crimes of all sorts persisting in the city as the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit nears, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is going on a full scale battle against criminality.

"I am hands on in the fight versus crime. All crimes!" exclaimed Pamintuan in a message to Sun.Star Pampanga.

Cop, 3 others nabbed for robbery

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 09:46 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Four members of the notorious Tanglao crime group, including their leader who is a police officer, were arrested in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Porac, Pampanga, Saturday night after allegedly robbing a British national.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of Pampanga Police Office, identified the arrested policeman as Police Officer 1 John Paul Tanglao, presently assigned at the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) and a resident of Barangay San Nicolas, City of San Fernando.

Lawmaker vows quality service sans PDAF

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.

MAGALANG -- Pampanga first district Representative Joseller Guiao has vowed to provide quality service to his constituents even without the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

During his Barangay Day at the town, Guiao said his office became resourceful after the abolition of PDAF or pork barrel due to reports on alleged misuse and its unconstitutionality.

DA sees 5% increase in rice production

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) here said that it expects at least five percent increase in rice yield by the end of the year if there is no calamity that would disrupt production.

DA Regional Director Andrew Villacorta said Central Luzon farmers are set to produce 3,524,558 million metric tons of palay (unmilled rice) in 2014.

Kapampangan FB group sets outreach program

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

PORAC -- Social networking may have its share of bullies and haters but it also has groups who prove that it may be used to mobilize support for worthy advocacies.

Such is the case of Facebook group "Taga Pampanga Ku," which is now organizing its second outreach program expected to benefit some 300 Aeta families in Barangay Planas in this town.

Capitol-run hospitals net P13.2-M from POC

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Capitol's provincial and ten other district hospitals earned a net income of P13,212,705.65 out of the P27,049,074.67 P27,049,074.67 gross proceeds from the Point of Care (POC) program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as of July 3 this year.

The Provincial Government has contributed at least P11,635,200 for the PhilHealth enrollment and membership of 4,848 indigent Kapampangans who were admitted in Pampanga public hospitals.

Clark exports reach $388-M

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:35 p.m.

Reynaldo G. Navales

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has announced that the export volume inside the Freeport has grown to US$388 as of June this year compared to that of same period last year.

DPB approves P15-M loan for Mabalacat village

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)-Clark branch has approved a P15 million loan for Barangay Sapang Biabas here for its developmental projects.

DBP-Clark senior manager Remelyn Pagarigan said the P15 million is divided into two loans, which is P 10.7 million for the construction of farm to market roads and P4.3 million for the purchase of vehicles and equipment.

Police nab suspects for illegal drugs, theft

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

STO. TOMAS -- Police operatives here arrested a woman suspect for alleged possession of illegal drugs and another suspect for theft in operations conducted Saturday.

Sto. Tomas police chief John Clark told Sun.Star Pampanga that they have arrested suspect Wendy Cayabyab, 23, of Tarlac City in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Moras dela Paz here.

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