GUAGUA — At least 14 individuals were injured on Friday morning following a chain collision of five vehicles along the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Jasa) in Barangay San Matias, this town.
The accident involved a 14-wheeler truck, an owner-type jeep, two sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and a tricycle.
ANGELES CITY— In preparation for the upcoming regional integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) next year, the Jocson College Incorporated (JCI) conducted on October 8 a seminar-exhibit on the region-wide Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP).
The regional economic integration will create an Asean Economic Community (AEC), which envisions the Southeast Asia as “a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, a region of equitable economic development, and a region fully integrated into the global economy.”
PORAC--The indigent families of Pio Model Community here were the beneficiaries of the Returned and Services League of Australia - Angeles Branch's recent medical mission that aimed to address the health needs of local residents.
Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz said that the municipal government is thankful for the support of the group that brought free medical services and medicines to the locals. Beneficiaries availed of check-ups, free medicines and multivitamins for children.
SANTO TOMAS--The Santo Tomas police nabbed a tricycle driver over the weekend for possession of suspected illegal drugs.
Police Chief Inspector John Clark led the Municipal Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group operatives, in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), in the buy-bust operation along Magsaysay St., Barangay Sto. Nino Sapa of this town.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Several high-ranking government officials clarified recently the charges brought against them involving the land dispute between former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Eligio Mallari and some 90 farmers of Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda distributed at least P1,945,000 in educational financial assistance to 778 college students from the second district of Pampanga.
These student-beneficiaries who received P2,500 each are under the offices of Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda, 478 students; Board Members Salvador Dimson, Jr., 100; Arthur Salalila, 100; and Anthony Joseph Torres, 100; The students come from the towns Floridablanca, Sta. Rita, Guagua, Lubao, Porac and Sasmuan.
ANGELES CITY – It's the first celebration today, October 12, of the so-called “twin fiesta” of this city and the residents and their visitors will again take note of the name "Kuliat."
The last of twin celebrations will be held on the last Friday of October.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Attired in traditional Filipino costumes, several members of the Kundiman ning Angeles Foundation (KNA) showcased the ingenuity of Filipino culture through a traditional dance ball held recently at Holiday Inn in this Freeport.
KNA is an active, non-profit organization revived in 2005 by Rely Suarez and son Mancio, which promotes and preserves Kapampangan culture and heritage of Angeleños.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Board passed on Friday an ordinance declaring July 10 of every year as Arbor Day in the province of Pampanga.
Fourth District Board Member Nestor "Bay" Tolentino, who had pushed for the ordinance, said that the date is also declared a public working holiday to ensure involvement on the activity that encourages participation and involvement in tree planting and greening activities.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Central Luzon Office (BFP-3) vowed to improve its public service delivery system during the recent celebration of its 23rd anniversary at Otel Apartelle in this city.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested a businessman after confiscating two firearms and several ammunition in his house in Barangay Mambangnan, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija on Friday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director, said the Nueva Ecija Police Intelligence Branch, Provincial Public Safety Company and Nueva Ecija Detection Field Office raided the house of Josefino Milanes, a businessman of the said barangay and confiscated two guns and ammunitions which do not have pertinent documents.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) announced yesterday that the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is now set for its premier annual event, the 40th Philippine Business Conference and Exposition (PBCE) to be held on October 22 to 24, 2014 at the Manila Hotel.
PamCham said the PBCE is an annual three-day business summit that provides a collaborative venue for business leaders, government officials and other development stakeholders to exchange ideas on issues on business and the economy, and share business opportunities.
MAGALANG – An expert said Friday that the rice self-sufficiency goal of the Philippines is "very unrealistic" given the demographic challenges confronting the country, and that it is time to look for an alternative to the Filipinos' basic staple.
Earlier, Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala announced that the Philippines may reach 98 percent in rice self-sufficiency by the end of 2014 but hinted that the strong typhoons hitting the country may once again hinder the government from reaching its target.
PANIQUI, Tarlac -- A cousin of President Benigno Aquino III was suspended by the Tarlac Provincial Board (PB) for alleged misconduct, abuse of authority and culpable violation of the Constitution.
Paniqui Mayor Miguel Cojuangco Rivilla said he was caught "off-guard" when his suspension order was served by the PB on Friday afternoon.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 9,282 indigent Kabalens who are non-PhilHealth members directly benefited from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation's (PhilHealth) Point of Care (POC) program of the Provincial Government headed by Governor Lilia Pineda as of October 2.
At least P20-million has been allocated and approved by the Provincial Board for the payment of PhilHealth premium under the POC program.
MEXICO, Pampanga -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced Friday the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities in areas being served by the Pampanga III Electric Cooperative Inc. or Pelco III.
On October 14, Tuesday, power in Apalit, San Simon, Macabebe, Minalin, Masantol, and Sto. Tomas will be interrupted from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A member of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) died after he reportedly shot himself inside their office at Clark Field, Angeles City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the victim as Master Sergeant Alberto Jacinto Clemento, 55, assigned at the Administration Office Directorate for Intelligence of the 600th Air Base wings based at Clark Field.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested the number seven most wanted person in his house in Barangay Partida, San Miguel, Bulacan, Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, said the policemen armed with a warrant of arrest issued by the Regional Trial Court branch 20, Malolos City when they raided the house of Joselito Chico alias Pulot at the said barangay.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Three persons including a police officer were arrested during a hot pursuit operation after they did not stop in a checkpoint in Barangay Kita-Kita, San Jose City, Monday.
Senior Superintendent Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police provincial director, identified those arrested as Police Officer-1 Kennedy Catabay, 26, a resident of Barangay Bulagaw, Tuao, Cagayan; Danilo Lacar, 31, of Cabugao, Apayao and Odilon Bautista, 38, driver and resident of Pilar, Abra.
MASANTOL -— In its continuing efforts to increase the disaster preparedness and resiliency of children in schools, international non-government organization Save the Children has formed children brigades in various schools in Pampanga.
Members of the brigade will be part of the School Disaster Risk Reduction Management Group (SDRRMG), and will be peer facilitators, who will communicate the risks brought by calamities and the preparations needed to mitigate its effects.
ANGELES CITY -- The Second National Letter Writing Day was held SM City Clark last Thursday.
The event is in partnership with Philippine Postal service (PhlPost), Department of Education and SM Supermalls.
NAG-AAYOS ako ng ng aking mga gamit sa aking silid ng mahalungkat ang mga kupasing larawan. Pinagmasdan ko mataman kung paano manamit ang mga tao noong mga dekada singkwenta hanggang sistenta, at pansin na pansin ko ang laki ng pagka-kaiba.
At hindi lang sa pananamit kung hindi maging sa gupit sa buhok, maging sa babae o maging sa lalaki man.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno lauded and thanked Thursday the Provincial Government of Pampanga led by Governor Lilia Pineda for funding the construction of the P43-million Regional Trial Court (RTC) building and addressing the concerns and needs of local courts.
During the blessing and inauguration of the RTC building located just at the back of the Provincial Capitol, Sereno said, "Rest assured that our judiciary will remain fair and independent and we will be active partners of the people and the government in the administration of justice."
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Senate Blue Ribbon Sub-Committee hearing the allegations of over-pricing in the construction of the Makati Parking Building on Wednesday gave Vice-President Jejomar "Jojo" Binay and his son Mayor Erwin "Junjun" Binay one last chance to face charges of corruption by attending the committee’s next hearing.
In a statement sent Sun.Star Pampanga, sub-committee Chairman Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said "many other acts of alleged corruption in the Makati Parking Building construction has surfaced, together with issues the sub-committee cannot ignore."
LUBAO -- Local health workers and residents of this town are worried over the rising cases of dengue this year.
Based on the data of the Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon Office, the number of dengue cases is up by 14 percent this year.
SUBIC FREEPORT -- Another baby dolphin will be born next year, officials of Ocean Adventure announced on Thursday.
"This is a result of the nurturing environment provided to all the animals at the marine theme park, and the care and affection bestowed upon them by the Ocean Adventure family. We want to share this very positive development to the public, as it tells us that we are doing the right thing in taking care of our animals. We are quite happy to announce that another of our dolphins is pregnant," said Gail Laule, executive vice-president of Ocean Adventure
ANGELES CITY -- Home-grown food merchants will participate in the Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival set on October 17 to 19 at the MarQuee Mall, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced.
DOT Central Luzon Director Ronnie Tiotuico said "food-lovers have every reason to visit the province of Pampanga during the event."
ANGELES CITY -- Reading will be cool again on October 11, 2014 as the AB-402 class of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education of Holy Angel University launches the BuklatAklat: Libro Mo, Kinabukasan Ko project, a book drive for the benefit of the students of Maliwalu Elementary School in Bacolor, Pampanga.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- With 11 more day-care centers and workers accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the City Government of San Fernando, Pampanga guarantees the delivery of quality early childhood care and development programs to Fernandino children.
Mayor Edwin Santiago announced the results of the accreditation during the kick-off program for the city’s observance of children’s month yesterday. These day-care centers are from Barangay Sta Teresita, San Felipe, Magliman, Dela Paz Sur, Lourdes, San Isidro, Alasas, Quebiawan, San Juan, and two from Dolores.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 200 students from Santa Cruz Academy in Lubao town and Dominican School of Mexico rediscovered the art of letter writing in yesterday's 2nd National Letter Writing Day at SM City Pampanga.
SM City Pampanga public relations manager Rain Cervantes said that the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) led the activity in cooperation with the Department of Education, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino and SM Supermalls. SM City Clark has hosted a similar event.