CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A top official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Luzon has vowed to support the lighting program of local government units (LGus) along the MacArthur Highway.
DPWH Central Luzon Director Antonio Molano Jr said his office has pledged full cooperation with LGUs and agencies concerned over the public clamor for a well-lighted national highway.
ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation Medical Center (AUFMC) in collaboration with HB Calleja National Heart Institute, blessed and inaugurated the newly acquired GE Innova 2100 IQ (Optima Edition) Cardiovascular Imaging System for the AUFMC Catheterization Laboratory last June 11 in Angeles City.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- House committee on food security chair Representative Agapito Guanlao is calling on government agencies to impose price control on prime agricultural products.
Guanlao said that members of the committee on agriculture and food and the special committee on food security unanimously approved the immediate filing of a Joint Resolution urging government agencies concerned to impose price controls or suggested retail price (SRP) on basic and prime agricultural commodities.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- More than 2,000 Fernandino students received grants for their college education from Mayor Edwin Santiago during the distribution of Educational Scholarship Assistance Program (ESAP) held at Heroes Hall on Friday.
"This is in line with our desire to give as many young Fernandinos as possible the opportunity to experience quality education," said Santiago.
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PORAC -- Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz denied Friday that Porac officials "have a hand" in the on-going land dispute in Hacienda Dolores.
The mayor's reaction came after reports that the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City will now secure and maintain peace and order in the hacienda due to alleged involvement and influence of local politicians.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago of this city said Wednesday that he wants a master development plan to sustain the capital's growth.
During a forum with media, Santiago said that the master plan will include three to five-year short and five to 15-year medium term development time frames aligned with public-private partnerships or PPP.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Gender and Development (GAD) Council of the City of San Fernando will conduct more seminars on empowerment to entice Fernandinas to participate more on barangay and government concerns.
GAD focal person Amalia Catacutan said they are strengthening the women sector here by conducting free seminars and trainings especially on their ability to govern.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- As part of its continuing efforts to address natural disasters and calamities, the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) recently conducted an earthquake drill and simulation to help prepare PNP personnel and other employees for an earthquake, in line with the simultaneous earthquake drills nationwide.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO3 director, said the activity was held to understand when there is an earthquake it is safest to drop to the ground, find cover and hold on.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police reported that at least 21 passengers were injured when the bus they were riding fell into a 20-foot deep ravine in Dingalan, Aurora, Tuesday night.
Reports said the victims boarded a Dingalan Transport bus, with license plate CXV-929, and was traversing along the national highway in Caragsacan when its driver Romulo Catalan lost control of its steering wheel after passing through a downhill curve and fell into the ravine.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two unidentified armed men held-up recently a drug store along Sto. Rosario Street, Angeles City and carted away at least P150,000 cash.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said Manson Drug Store located at Sto. Rosario Street was about to close when two suspects armed with a gun of an unknown caliber appeared.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Passengers and bus personnel panicked after an alleged ticking clock with an alleged bomb suspected to be inside Victory Liner Shipping Section in Olongapo City, recently.
Senior Superintendent Pedrito Reyes, Olongapo City police director, said that Victory Liner Security Supervisor, Officer-In-Charge and a certain Parilla reported to police the alleged bomb.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Public Employment and Services Office (Peso) here said it will give employment priority to young adults in the implementation of Jobstart Philippines.
Emerlinda Dizon, Peso Training and Internship officer, said the top priority of Jobstart is to help individuals aged 18 to 24 land the right jobs and find the appropriate fields for them.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Board (PB) headed by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda has passed an ordinance prescribing the guidelines on the implementation of forced evacuation in the province's two cities and 19 municipalities as a resort when disasters or calamities strike.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) and the City Government of San Fernando are inviting young Fernandinos aged 18 to 24 years old to participate in JobStart Philippines program at Waltermart Mall on July 8 to 16.
JobStart, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Canada, is a program aimed to assist unemployed youth in looking for decent jobs through lectures on career decisions, technical and life skills, among others.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "Please allow us to help you comply with labor laws."
So said Department of Labor and Employment Central Luzon (Dole) Central Luzon Regional Director Ana Dione as she met more than 200 company representatives comprised of owners, managers and human resource managers/practitioners from 120 industries in Pampanga during Thursday's orientation on Department Order 131-13, or the "Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS)," at Max’s Restaurant in Villa Del Sol, this city.
MABALACAT CITY -- A top official of the Pampanga 2 Electric Cooperative (Pelco 2) said that the electric cooperative's management is envisioning "zero brownout" in its service areas.
Pelco 2 general manager Amador Guevarra issued the statement during a meeting with members of the city council on Wednesday.
STA. RITA -- House committee on food security chair Agapito Guanlao has called on the National Government to direct the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to relinquish jurisdiction over about 50,000 metric tons of smuggled rice to the National Food Authority (NFA) to help in abating the rising prices of rice in the market.
Guanlao said the smuggled rice seized some eight months ago could help in the rice sufficiency program of the government.
MEXICO, Pampanga -- An official of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Council here wants the Municipal Government to allot more funds for the production of more rolling carts or "negokarts" as assistance to the less fortunate and aspiring entrepreneurs of the town.
According to MSWDC officer Jeanette DS Lacson, the project is in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- At least 20 persons were arrested by police while in the act of switching of government or National Food Authority (NFA) rice into commercial brands in a raid in a warehouse in Barangay Abangan Sur, Marilao, Bulacan, Thursday morning.
Senior Superintendent Ferdinand Divina, Officer-In-Charge of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, said that combined operatives of the Bulacan Criminal Investigation and Detection Team and Marilao Police swooped down on the warehouse owned by couple Roberto and Regina and Regina Paulenco.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The SM City San Fernando Downtown's yearly medical and dental mission was held early this week led by SM Foundation Inc., and in collaboration with the City of San Fernando Health Office and Watsons.
The mission was held at the 6th level of the said mall with the theme "Gamot para sa Kapwa".
GUAGUA -- Parishioners of Santiago Apostol Parish in Guagua's Betis District here can now breathe a sigh of relief as joint efforts of the Caloocan and Guagua police led to the recovery of the recently stolen century-old images of the Nuestra dela Consolacion y Correa and Sto. Nino and the arrest of one suspect.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government and the City of Mabalacat are at loggerheads over the issue of real property tax after the passage of a related ordinance by the city council that challenges the province's control over it.
If push comes to shove, according to a reliable source from Capitol, the province might bring the matter to the court.
CITY OF FERNANDO – Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda met Wednesday the various chiefs-of-police in the different towns of Pampanga urging them to improve their performance particularly in the implementation of anti-drug programs and arrest of suspects.
This came as Pineda said that the local police should give back the Provincial Government's support on their programs with actual results that translate in the resolution of criminal cases and the reduction of crime incidences.
ANGELES CITY -- The city council has asked the executive department of the local government to conduct an investigation regarding the illegal collection of passway fees on quarry trucks along the circumferential road in Barangay Cutcut here.
The city council, through a resolution passed on Tuesday, asked Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, to stop all stations within the territorial jurisdiction of the city that allegedly exact road users tax.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- With the PhilHealth contribution of P10,915,200 of the Provincial Government for its Point of Care (POC) program, sponsoring at least 4,548 indigent beneficiaries, the Capitol’s provincial and 10 district hospitals collected P25,454,802.47, or a total net income of P12,573,612.83.
Michelle Lopez, POC coordinator of the Provincial Government, announced that the provincial board approved anew at least P10-million to enroll more indigent Kapampangan patients who are previously non-Philhealth members, admitted to the hospitals of the Capitol.
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ANGELES CITY -- Members of the city council here have asked the city treasurer's office to release the P1,000 allowance given to each personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) assigned in this city.
SAN SIMON -- The local government unit here headed by Mayor Leonora Simbulan-Capule Wong paid tribute on Tuesday to a 92-year-old World War II veteran for her bravery and contribution to the fight for liberation and freedom.
Simeona Punsalan-Tapang, aka Kumander Guerrero, a daughter of a farmer from Barangay San Miguel, started her quest at the age of 22, helping organize the Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid sa Pilipinas and later joined the Hukbo ng Bayan Laban sa Hapon or Hukbalahap.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- San Fernando's City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and the City Engineer’s Office launched on Wednesday the survey "How safe is my house?" at the Heroes Hall.
The survey funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency is a "vulnerability" checklist of assessing the stability and strength of infrastructures such as houses, schools and other buildings when earthquakes hit the city.
ANGELES CITY – "Our day care workers play an integral part in the development of our children and it is only fitting that we show them our sincere gratitude."
Thus, said Councilor Carmelo "Pogi" Lazatin, Jr. during the City Council's Regular Session last July 1 where he filed a resolution calling for a P5,000 increase in the salaries of all day care workers in the city.