SASMUAN -- Governor Lilia Pineda said at least 10,000 barangay tanods from all over the province are now ready to effectively assist law enforcers in rendering necessary police duties and services in the implementation of the intensified campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs.
This came as barangay tanods vowed to combat illegal drug-related crimes in their respective areas of jurisdiction during the Pampanga Anti-Drug Summit held recently in two cities and 18 municipalities for the past several months.
FLORIDABLANCA -- A suspected motorcycle thief was arrested Friday after being cornered by authorities in a safehouse in this town.
Police Superintendent Jhoanna Rosales, Floridablanca police chief, identified the suspect as Aleja Canlas, 28, a resident of Guagua town.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3) conducted Friday an earthquake drill and simulation to help prepare PNP, non-uniformed personnel and other employees for an earthquake.
The said drill and simulation was started around 9 a.m.
BALER, Aurora -- Due to the influx of tourists in this province, the Aurora Police in coordination with the Provincial Tourism Office recently conducted the Tourism-Oriented Police for Community Order and Protection or Topcop. Senior Superintendent Ronald Santos, Deputy Regional Director for Administration, said a total of 42 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel joined the three-day seminar workshop held at La Cez Bamboo Grill along Quezon Highway in this town.
ANGELES CITY -- The fire that hit a residential area in Barangay Santo Domingo here caused some P100,000 in damage to property, the Angeles City Fire Department said Thursday.
Senior Fire Officer Arnold Simbulan said at least two houses were burned in the fire that started around 11 a.m. The investigators said the fire could have been caused by a defective electric utility meter.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corporation (PSPC) is generating P1.2 billion to fund its expansion program which is expected to generate thousands of local employment.
Executives of the South-Korean semiconductor giant on Thursday revealed their initial offering plan (IPO), scheduled on November 11 to 21, in order to raise the amount.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO --- Governor Lilia Pineda led Thursday the ceremonial turnover of 162 brand new barangay patrol and service vehicles to village chiefs led by Ex-Officio Board Member Gerome Tubig, president of the province’s Liga ng mga Barangay, at the Provincial Engineer’s Office compound in Sindalan, this city.
General Services Office Officer-in-Charge Engineer Olimpio Pangan disclosed that the first 162 units are part of the 400 vehicles worth P216-million.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region IV registered a whopping P17.572 billion in tax collections for the period of January to October this year, with the revenue district expressing optimism that it will meet its annual target.
Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee said that the two months remaining for 2014 will greatly determine the collection of RR4. Lee said that the period's collection is still .28 percent in excess of its target goal of P17.523 billion. This means that the BIR still has an excess collection of P50 million.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) said it has implemented several programs on environmental protection.
The state-owned corporation's Mid-Year Report highlighted environment protection as among its concern to maintain an eco-friendly freeport.
ANGELES CITY -- A sundry of activities, ranging from song and dance presentations, street theater dramas, and brass bands performances will be held during November and December weekends at the Estacion de Angeles (PNR) People's Park, in this city.
The concert series, dubbed "Pasku Ning Riles" (a play on PNR, Philippine National Railways), will showcase Christmas themed-performances from the city's various performing arts groups from its grand launch starting today, November 14 until December 22, 2014.
CAPAS, Tarlac -- The anti-carnapping group of Capas Police Station in Tarlac recently raided a compound in Barangay Estrada, Capas and recovered a suspected stolen mini-bus from San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan.
The raiding team led by SPO1 Rodrigo Salazar and SPO2 Rommel Sevilla of the Provincial Highway Patrol Group found three mini buses in the garage, with one ready for repainting.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A month before this year's Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) on December 13, the City of San Fernando is in full gear for a bigger and brighter "Ligligan Parul" at Robinsons Starmills.
"This year, we will be witnessing the play of colors, lights and sounds from nine competing barangays of the city. We’ve been meeting as early as the first week of September to put plans together," revealed Theresa Laus, chairman of this year’s GLF executive committee.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency III (PDEA-3) and Provincial Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) arrested on Wednesday five suspected drug pushers during a buy-bust operation at Purok 3, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
PDEA-3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the arrested suspect as Luis De Guzman alias Dyongki, 45; Ferlizardo Manalili, 42; Felita De Guzman, 55; Danilo Dua, 42; and Merwin Sta. Maria, 22; all residents of Purok 3, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Businessman Rene Romero has urged Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio Tanjuatco, Jr. to speed up development in the airport before the term of President Aquino expires in 2016 and "do a miracle."
"We just hope and pray that in the remaining term of the President, he (Tanjuatco) can make a miracle [for Clark International Airport (CRK)]," Romero said.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Indigent fisherfolk in the coastal village of Consuelo in Macabebe town received on Tuesday some 1,000 food packs as assistance from Governor Lilia Pineda to augment the meager income and daily subsistence of the family beneficiaries.
The governor said fisherfolks should feel and experience that they the government is willing to help in times of need and let them know that the Capitol is working for the economic development particularly those in the rural areas.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has gained a total income of P2 billion during the first half of 2014, officials here said.
Based on the figure, the state-owned corporation’s net income, which was pegged at P277 million, went higher by 25 percent compared to the same period last year.
ANGELES CITY -- Theater season at Brightwoods School begins once again as it stages, in cooperation with Angeles Medical Center, an adaptation of "Shrek The Musical" on November 21.
Creative Director Ditas Yap said that senior students of the school will be at the forefront of this theatrical challenge.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- In line with the national thrust of inclusive growth and development, the Grassroots Participatory Process (GPP) shall be mainstreamed to all concerned sectors specifically by having updates on the status of GPP FY 2014 project implementation, GPP FY 2015 proposed projects and GPP FY 2016.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima led the inauguration of a P13-million new police station in Science City Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Tuesday.
Purisima lauded the partnership between the police and the local government particularly City Mayor Nestor Alvarez. He said the city deserves the best service to protect the community.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago feted on Tuesday with loyalty awards long-time employees and officials of the city government here in recognition of their dedicated services during a ceremony held at the Heroes Hall.
Through its Programs on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (Praise), the City Human Resources Management Office has successfully managed to pool together and identify 161 employees who have rendered several years of service to Fernandinos.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Angeles already has the cartographic sketch of the suspect who shot and killed the chief engineer of Aviation Engineering Department of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).
In a text message, Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac Police Provincial Director, said "nakakuha na kami ng cartographic sketch ng suspect."
ANGELES CITY -- Handheld electronic devices are important communication tools but cops of this city have been sternly banned from using mobile phones for personal use while on duty.
Jay Pelayo IV, deputy of the Angeles City Information Office (CIO), said the ban was suggested by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who noticed that many police personnel on public roads were texting, calling, and browsing on their mobile phones and other gadgets.
MACABEBE -- Governor Lilia Pineda vowed to augment the monthly salaries of the members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in the province.
This came as Pineda visited and turned over a motorized pump boat to Captain Alwin Malate, commander of the Cafgu detachment in Barangay Consuelo, this town on Tuesday.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The National Government has failed to maximize the full potential and development of the Clark International Airport (CRK), businessman Rene Romero said recently.
Much has been said by the government about Clark airport but no tangible improvements were put in place, said Romero.
CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- The state-owned Clark Development Corporation (CDC) said thousands of spectators are expected to attend the Clark Grand Festival scheduled on December 5 to 7.
The CDC Tourism Promotions Office (TPO) said the event will highlight food, music and entertainment.
ARAYAT -- A man was arrested here Monday after he was caught allegedly stealing six bags of rice from a warehouse of a local grains trader in Barangay Candating, Arayat town.
The Arayat police identified the suspect as Ritchie Santiago, 38, a resident of the said barangay.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago together with the City Council granted a resolution of meritorious commendation to a young "techie wizard" who qualified in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) International Robotics Competition to be held in Sochi, Russia.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Angeles was created to go after the killers of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Aviation Engineering Department head Engineer Ruel Angeles who was killed by an unidentified gunman on Monday.
Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac Police Provincial director, said right after the shooting to death of Angeles, 55, a resident of Barangay Padapada, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, he formed SITG Angeles tasked to conduct a thorough investigation on the shooting incident that happened Monday at about 7:30 a.m.
SUBIC FREEPORT -- Officials of the Subic bay Marine Exploratorium that runs a marine theme park in Subic bay Freeport, cried harassment over the charges of estafa, which resulted to the arrest warrant for its American CEO Timothy Desmond.
Desmond is facing charges of syndicated estafa and the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court issued two warrants of arrest against him early this month.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Residents of Barangay Del Rosario here are worried over the recent oil spill from the manufacturing plant of the Universal Robina Corp. (URC), which affected a river in the city.
The people, who live near the oil spill, complained about the heavy, pungent smell of oil running along the waterways.