CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Board (PB) over the weekend has professed support in the publication of the "Ortograpiya ning Kapampangan."
STO. TOMAS -- Stakeholders in the Municipality of Sto. Tomas had given their nod to the town's first ever Market Code.
During the public hearing conducted by the Municipal Council at the town hall over the weekend, stall owners, vendors and other local entrepreneurs posted "no objection" to the Market Code covered by Ordinance 004.
MASANTOL -- The Mirai Ni Kibou Foundation and Rotary Club of Ashikaga East of Rotary International District 2550 based in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan led a series of social service missions here benefiting communities around Tarik Suliman Integrated School in Barangay Sagrada Familia.
The groups led the yearly service missions with the Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP) and Quota International of Pampanga.
MABALACAT CITY -- Vice Mayor Christian Halili said politics has no place in these trying times when the whole nation is recuperating from the losses and wounds of several natural and man-made calamities.
Halili issued the statement in reaction to reports that he is eyeing the city's top post in 2016.
BAMBAN, Tarlac -- Critics here have assailed their town mayor for alleged absenteeism.
A resident of Barangay Anupul, who asked not to be named, said Mayor John Feliciano has not been holding office for several weeks now.
CAMP OLIVAS -- The Regional Advisory Council (RAC), a public-private sector partnership that aims to serve as the advisory body of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Luzon, was established recently.
Superintendent Lilian Castillo, chief of the Review and Strategic Branch, said the RAC aims to bolster its roadmap for long-lasting reforms within the Philippine National Police (PNP) organization, under its flagship PNP Patrol Plan 2030 or Peace and Order Agenda for Transformation and Upholding of the Rule of Law.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mekeni Foods Corporation, Trust International Paper Corporation-Pampanga, Petron City of San Fernando Depot and eight other companies in Central Luzon are the region’s first-ever firms certified as "compliant to labor standards" set by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Central Luzon Office.
The said companies were recipients of the Tripartite Certificate of Compliance on Labor Standards (TCCLS), and were certified as such during awarding rites last Friday at the labor agency’s office in this city.
PORAC -- This town has started plans to consolidate, through a cookbook, the original way of cooking binulu dishes as well as other recent dish inventions that have been inspired by the indigenous cooking process.
Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice Mayor Dexter David said that the plan to launch the cookbook on the 101 ways of binulu cooking will be in coordination with the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU).
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- In the bid to make the Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) truly a big Asean event, the GLF 2013 Executive Committee headed by Engr. Marni Castro and the City of San Fernando's Tourism Investments Promotion Office, in cooperation with the Alliance of Travel and Tours Agencies of Pampanga, have come up with a side tour to complement the world-renowned festival of lights and sounds.
PORAC -- SM City Clark's has fund-raising project to help the survivors of typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City and other parts of Leyte, dubbed "Tree of Light, Tree of Life," has received the support of the Municipal Government of Porac.
The project, that aims to raise at least P1.5 million, will be supported not just by government officials here but also by various sectors, organizations and businessmen of the town, according to Vice Mayor Dexter Albert David.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- What is believed to be the first-ever "green building" in Pampanga will rise by January next year in this city.
The Best Western Bendix Hotel, according to Hilcres Builders Center chief executive officer Rion Patawaran, will be constructed along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Dolores.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- In a heart-warming display of sympathy and compassion, inmates at the Pampanga Provincial Jail (PPJ) voluntarily skipped their breakfasts for three days to lend a helping hand to the victims and survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas.
Some 885 male and female inmates stay at the province's "presidio," said PPJ warden Edwin Mangaliman.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Air traffic congestion has forced authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila to divert at least seven commercial aircraft to the Clark International Airport (CIA) on Wednesday afternoon.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano said the aircraft started arriving here at 2:50 p.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Acting Governor Dennis Pineda urged the Kapampangans on Thursday to learn from the lessons of the tragedy spawned by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Visayas.
Pineda and the Pampanga team of 131 people on board 26 vehicles, including 19 trucks, are still in Leyte for relief and medical missions in at least five Eastern Visayas towns.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reported Thursday that it had collected some P2.6 billion in revenue collection for the month of October despite recent calamities that also hit Central Luzon.
BIR Regional Director Aracelli Francisco remains optimistic that it can meet target goals for the fiscal year.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Employees of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here will be donating P469,000 from their Yuletide bonuses to help survivors of the recent Super Typhoon Yolanda that rummaged Eastern Visayas recently.
BIR Regional Director Araceli L. Francisco said the initiative is part of the district office's personal commitment to help those in need in the Visayas.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Like all SM Supermalls nationwide, SM City San Fernando Downtown is following the lead of SM Group retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr. and his family, who donated P100 million for the victims of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake and Super Typhoon Yolanda, which ravaged Visayas recently.
"Downtown Gives Back," according to SM City San Fernando Downtown Public Relations Officer Scarlet Pagdanganan, aims to raise funds and generate support for the reconstruction of homes, community hubs, schools, and churches in the aftermath of the tragedy.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga delegation has delivered relief goods to four Leyte towns and its medical team has been able to serve at least 2,000 people affected by super typhoon Yolanda.
Acting Governor Dennis Pineda gave some 10,000 packs of relief goods to the towns of La Paz, Pastrano, Barugo, and Capoocan.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) has canceled its Christmas party on December 9 in the wake of the widespread calamity in Eastern and Central Visayas spawned by super typhoon "Yolanda."
In an email to members, the 500-strong chamber said the Christmas Party committee headed by Director Malou Garbes, in consultation with the board of directors, decided to forego the annual celebration.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday signed a joint agreement to provide security for all vital government and private projects, undertakings, facilities and equipment within urban and rural areas.
The signing was conducted at the Pampanga Police Provincial Office where Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, provincial police director, and Commander Colonel Henry Sabarre forged the mutual agreement.
FORMER National Housing Authority general manager Marciano "Mars" Mallari Pineda passed away Tuesday night due to an illness. He was 76.
Pineda, born in San Simon town, spent his teenage years in the then municipality of San Fernando with his uncle, Tom Mallari. He then stayed in Manila for good after graduating from high school.
CANDABA -- At least 200 Typhoon Yolanda survivors who are natives here returned to this town as of Wednesday, bringing nothing but their harrowing experiences.
These natives of Candaba tried their luck in Central Visayas through venturing into business like selling appliances and other commodities through installment.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The SM City Clark has initiated a fund-raising project to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City and other parts of Leyte.
The project, dubbed "Tree of Light, Tree of Life," is expected to raise at least P1.5 million, said Mall Manager Ana Datu.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando has launched its "Libreng Sakay sa E-Jeep" as part of the observance of the National Environmental Awareness Month and National Clean Air Month.
The roundtrip e-ride aboard the 12-seater electronic jeepney procured by the City Government last year for tourism purposes will transport commuters from Heroes Hall to City Hall for free until November 22.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Even as the actual telethon has ended recently, cash donations to the joint Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham)-CLTV 36 “Lingap ng Central Luzon Para sa Mga Biktima ng Bagyong Yolanda” will be accepted until Saturday, November 23.
This was announced Tuesday by PamCham officials led by Chairman Emeritus Levy Laus and president Jim Jimenez, who said that the move is meant to accommodate the clamor of donors wishing to help the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Leyte, Samar and Palawan.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Filipinos in Qatar had joined the international campaign to help Typhoon Yolanda victims by donating relief goods through the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
CIAC President and CEO Victor Jose Luciano on Tuesday personally received some eight tons of assorted goods donated by Filipino communities and other expatriates in Doha, Qatar.
STO. TOMAS -- Mayor Lito Naguit and Municipal Administrator Edwin Manalese on Tuesday said that there will be no coffins coming from the town -- known as the casket capital of the country -- for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas, even as the death toll nears 4,000 at the latest count.
Instead, the officials said that the Municipal Government will extend its share of P50,000 as agreed upon by the Pampanga Mayors’ League (PML) and the Provincial Government.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando Water District, through its Board of Directors, have decided to donate P225,000 to the survivors of typhoon Yolanda that wreaked havoc in the Visayas recently.
City of San Fernando Water District general manager Jorge Gumba said some P25,000 of the donation will be coursed through the Pampanga Association of Water Districts (PAMAWD) which is also hosting its own donation drive.
ANGELES CITY -- City officials, businessmen, and residents who attended the fourth public hearing on a proposed Real Property Tax (RPT) ordinance agreed to form a technical working group which will address various issues concerning the impending increase in property taxes.
Councilor Maricel Morales said the group will be composed of Assessor’s Office executives, business, property owners and other stakeholders that will work on the fair adjustment rate ranging from 12 to 20 percent increase.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando is expecting the influx of more foreign tourists during the Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) 2013 slated on December 14 at Robinsons Starmills here.
The GLF Executive Committee headed by Engr. Marni Castro and the City Tourism and Investment Promotion Office launched its tour packages for the duration of the Christmas festival of lights and sounds.