“Bale-Balayan” Museum opens in Angeles City

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- “Arts and culture is really alive in Angeles city. The opening of Bale-Balayan further proves our collaborative commitment in inculcating the value of Filipino identity to the young generation.”

Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during the inauguration of Peter de Vera’s “Bale-Balayan: A Museum for the Poor and a Center for Transformation Through the Arts” held August 15.

Guv thanks Aquino, lawmakers for funds

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday thanked the National Government headed by President Benigno Aquino III for the billions of pesos in funds being poured in for Pampanga infrastructure and various projects.

Guv thanks Aquino, lawmakers for funds

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda on Friday thanked the National Government headed by President Benigno Aquino III for the billions of pesos in funds being poured in for Pampanga infrastructure and various projects.

Subic Aytas get P14-M for land

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:29 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) authorities handed over a check amounting to more than P14 million to the Ayta tribesmen as payment for the use of their ancestral land here.

Roberto Garcia, SBMA chairman gave the P14,791,440 to Conrado Frenilla, chieftain of the Pastolan Aytas here.

CDC completes infra for Apec

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:13 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has completed several infrastructure projects including the makeover of the Clark Parade Grounds in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit next year.

The CDC Engineering, Construction and Maintenance Department (ECMD) stated that the improvements include the exterior re-painting works of the CDC Health Office, Clark Museum, Public Safety Department and Chapel 2 at the commercial area.

Police arrest no. 1 most wanted person in Subic

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:09 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested the Number One most wanted person in Subic and Number Two in the province of Zambales in a public market in Barangay Poblacion, Sta. Cruz, Zambales, Wednesday.

In his report here, Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, and Chief Inspector Melvin Montante, chief of the Regional Intelligence Division-3 (RID3), identified the arrested as Danilo Bonnilla, a resident of Barangay Calapacuan, Subic, Zambales.

600 Bajau families to get houses in Subic

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:48 p.m.

SUBIC, ZAMBALES -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is establishing a housing project in an agricultural village here for at least 600 Badjau families who migrated from Mindanao to the provinces and cities in Central Luzon.

DSWD regional director Adelina Apostol said that their office will allot at least P60 million for the housing project. She added that the Subic Municipal Government led by Mayor Jay Khonghun will shoulder the expenses for the land development of the area.

Health official denies dengue outbreak in Pampanga

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:46 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "It's negative."

So said Health Officer Dr. Marcelo Jaochico on Thursday as he belied reports of a Pampanga-based national television network that there is a dengue outbreak in Porac town.

Exec denies stoppage of works at TMC-Clark

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:36 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- A top ranking executive of The Medical City-Clark (TMC) denied Thursday reports that the construction of the facility was stopped due to the reported dispute between Global Gateway Development Corporation and its contractor, Peregrine Development International.

In a statement, TMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Cenon R. Alfonso said there was "absolutely no truth to the report."

Village chief: ‘I’m ready to face charges’

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A village chief here said Thursday that he is ready to face charges in court in connection with the alleged presence of an illegal dumpsite along the Abacan River.

Malabanias barangay chairman Reynaldo Gueco clarified that their barangay council established a materials recovery facility (MRF) and not an open dumpsite.

Sta. Rita woman cop among country’s top 10 officers

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:26 p.m.

STA. RITA -- Police Officer 3 Comet Dimla Dumangeng is the only woman in this year's elite list of winners of the 2014 Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS) of the Philippine National Police and Metrobank Foundation Inc. who were honored during an awarding ceremony held in Camp Crame, Quezon City recently.

Dumageng mans the Police Community Relations Desk in Sta. Rita and also reaches out to the persons with disabilities (PWDs). One of her notable contributions in the community is the educational and skills training for some 20 physically challenged persons.

Woman arrested for theft

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

STO. TOMAS -- Police operatives here led by Chief Inspector John Clark arrested one Ailene Ronquillo for alleged qualified theft.

Clark arrested the suspect who is a resident of Barangay Sto. Nino Sapa here by virtue of the warrant of arrest for qualified theft under case number 14-12289 dated August 1, 1014 issued by Judge Eda Dizon Era of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 of Angeles City.

Woman arrested for theft

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

STO. TOMAS -- Police operatives here led by Chief Inspector John Clark arrested one Ailene Ronquillo for alleged qualified theft.

Clark arrested the suspect who is a resident of Barangay Sto. Nino Sapa here by virtue of the warrant of arrest for qualified theft under case number 14-12289 dated August 1, 1014 issued by Judge Eda Dizon Era of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 of Angeles City.

City gov’t: Pampang garbage station out in 2 months

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:39 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The City Government here has vowed that the solid waste transfer station in Barangay Pampang will be removed and transferred to a more appropriate site within two months.

This was announced by Angeles City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Wednesday.

Motorists irked by NLEx systems ‘glitch’

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:33 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Motorists plying Jose Abad Santos Avenue here and using the northbound entry toll of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) are irked by the reported systems glitch, which has been causing a gridlock and heavy traffic mostly during rush hours and sometimes in dead hours of the day.

City Traffic Management Division head Pines Pineda said another gridlock occurred about 2 p.m. Wednesday, causing a 45-minute jam, which extended up to the roundabout fronting Paskuhan Village.

Residents ask village chief to close illegal dumpsite

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Scores of residents in Barangay Malabanias and environmental groups here are asking their barangay chairman to close down an alleged illegal dumpsite, which is located near the Abacan river.

Some residents signed a petition calling for the closure of the dumpsite, which Barangay Chairman Reynaldo Gueco described as a materials recovery facility.

1 hurt in Candaba fire

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

CANDABA -- One person was hurt while an estimated P5-million worth of properties had been destroyed after a fire razed eight houses in Barangay Pescadores, this town on Sunday around 1:30 p.m.

Fire Officer 1 Mark Anthony Custodio, arson investigator, said Miguel Alabado, a bystander, was given medical attention after he sustained a head injury when he slipped during the operation.

1 hurt in Candaba fire

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

CANDABA -- One person was hurt while an estimated P5-million worth of properties had been destroyed after a fire razed eight houses in Barangay Pescadores, this town on Sunday around 1:30 p.m.

Fire Officer 1 Mark Anthony Custodio, arson investigator, said Miguel Alabado, a bystander, was given medical attention after he sustained a head injury when he slipped during the operation.

Porac council to decide on case vs village chief

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

PORAC -- The Municipal Council here is expected to come out with a decision on one of the administrative cases filed by LLL Holdings security guard Larry Sabado against barangay captain Antonio Tolentino in the recent scuffle between members of the Nakakaisang Mamamayan ng Hacienda Dolores (Aniban) and the security personnel of the holding firm.

The city councilors would have to decide on the case after 30 days, according to their internal rules.

More perks in SM Advantage, AIG tie Up

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 09:36 p.m.

WITH the recent tie up between the American Insurance Group (AIG) and the SM Advantage, shoppers can now enjoy shopping thru rewards points and getting insured thru AIG.

Guardians air protest against Angeles dumpsite

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Some officers and members of the Guardian Brotherhood International Unified Command expressed strong opposition against the continuance of a dumpsite in Barangay Pampang here.

The group said the foul odor emitted by the garbage dump affects the residents’ health and the environment.

Guv inspects P14-M expanded MDH building

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:07 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Governor Lilia Pineda visited Tuesday the almost finished P14-million two-storey extension building of Mabalacat District Hospital (MDH).

Andy Austria, project engineer, said the expansion building will house the out-patient department, hospital rooms intended for the executive check-up of the barangay officials, administrative offices and dialysis center.

Miners hit DENR for loss of jobs

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.

STA. CRUZ, Zambales -- Some 2,500 mine workers from different large-scale mining companies in Zambales lambasted the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) after it suspended the operation of four major mining companies forcing them to lose their jobs.

The province of Zambales is known to be rich in nickel and chromites, which attracted large-scale mining companies to setup shop.

Premarital sex prevalent in Central Luzon

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 09:58 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — A dissemination forum here organized recently by the Commission on Population (Popcom) Central Luzon office revealed that the region has registered the second highest number of young people engaging in premarital sex.

The forum is based on the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS 4), a nationwide survey conducted by the University of the Philippines Population Institute and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, which covered 18,547 households.

Police arrest 3 Central Luzon most wanted

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 09:55 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Three most wanted persons in the province of Zambales and cities of Tarlac and Olongapo were arrested by operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) in a series of manhunt operations over the weekend.

Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RPSB-Central Luzon commander, identified the arrested as Abner Dolandolan, a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Botolan, Zambales; Jay Briones alias Jaya, a resident of San Sebastian Village, Tarlac City; and Romel Banua of Barangay Balic-Balic, Sta Rita, Olongapo City.

Mayor holds shooting contest

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.

ARAYAT -- More than 100 sports shooting enthusiasts joined the 1st Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino Cup held at the Philippine Army base here on August 3 to 4.

Alejandrino, who led the awarding ceremony at the municipal hall on Monday, said, "The event was successful and it will be bigger next time."

CSFWD opens two new sub-offices

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 09:49 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) recently opened two new sub-offices in the barangays of Sindalan and Saguin.

CSFWD General Manager George Gumba said the new sub-offices opening is aimed at boosting the efficiency of the city’s water service delivery.

Notorious drug dealer arrested in San Fernando

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 09:46 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A suspected notorious illegal drug dealer in the province was arrested on Sunday in his house in Barangay San Nicolas, City of San Fernando.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Central Luzon director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the arrested as Rodel Raquipiso, 34, a resident of the said barangay.

Students attend class with feet submerged in water

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 09:40 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY --- During high tides, floodwaters enter the classrooms where grade school pupils have to attend class with their feet submerged.

This is a normal scene at the Sapang Malalam Elementary School (SMES) in Barangay Santa Maria, some seven kilometers away from Macabebe town.

Disclose municipal fund disbursements, mayor urged

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:44 p.m.

PORAC -- Ex-Officio Board Member and Porac Councilor Mike Tapang called Monday on and "challenged" Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz to implement a "full disclosure policy" concerning the municipal programs, projects and disbursement of public funds here lamenting on the lack of detailed reports and citations of violations from the Commission on Audit (COA).

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