Guv eyes quality, affordable education

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:43 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- “With the P10-million funding and construction of Mabalacat City College (MCC) Dapdap Campus, the bright future of the youth here is born.”

Thus said Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda as she revealed that the Provincial Board led by 1st District Board Members Crisostomo Garbo and Cherry Manalo initiated the funding approval for the satellite campus project.

58th anniversary of Pampanga patroness commemorated

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Kapampangan Roman Catholics are expected to flock by the hundreds on Monday at the Villa del Sol Subdivision here to commemorate the 58th Canonical Coronation of the image of Pampanga's patroness, the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies).

The celebration is in commemoration of the 1956 coronation when, in recognition of Kapampangan's enthusiastic and deep devotion to Mary, Pope Pius XII bestowed the canonical crown on September 8, 1956.

Lawmaker to college students: Shun illegal drugs

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Pampanga First District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao urged college students, who availed of his educational assistance program, to do away with illegal drugs in order to attain their dreams and goals in life.

This is one of the requirements set under Guiao’s scholarship program dubbed Tulong Dunong Scholarship Program which benefitted more than 1,000 students here and in nearby Mabalacat City and Magalang town.

500 children benefit from feeding program

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:41 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Some 500 children in Barangay Pulungbulu here benefited from the Sulong Kalusugan feeding program of Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting over the weekend.

Vega-Cabigting said that the program was made possible with the help of Angeles City Nutrition Office and the Pulungbulu Barangay Council.

Casanova on GGLC leasehold: ‘No need for annotation’

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 09:04 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) president and Chief Executive Officer Arnel Paciano Casanova said there is no need to annotate the lease contract of the Global Gateway Development Corporation here.

Casanova issued the statement after officials of the GGDC aired their sentiments regarding the alleged reluctance of the BCDA to annotate the investor's leasehold, which is now for processing at the Register of Deeds.

Pamintuan: Arts and culture is soul of Angeles

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and his determined efforts to bring back the “soul of the city” is on the right track.

Pamintuan’s dream to make Angeles City the center of arts and culture in Pampanga and the entire Central Luzon is fast becoming a reality.

Guv: Let’s make Lubao peaceful, drug free

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

LUBAO – "Let's make our town number one in anti-crime prevention. Let us work together in achieving a more peaceful and drug-free Lubao."

So stressed Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda the other day in a meeting held at the Pineda Sports Complex, this town, attended by some 800 barangay officials and tanods from the 44 barangays here.

Local government employees told to give back bonuses

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 08:53 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Local government employees here are dismayed over a recent memorandum from the Office of the City Mayor, which will deduct a substantial amount from their monthly salary.

The said amount, however, was deemed unauthorized by the Commission on Audit (COA) as all government workers in the national, local, judiciary, congressional offices and agencies were ordered to give back the excess amount of the allowable PEI fixed at P5,000 only.

Porac execs inspect villages on water supply needs

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:14 p.m.

PORAC -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz and Vice-Mayor Dexter David visited Barangays Pio and Planas here to see how the municipal government can help in the water supply problems of the said barangays.

Both officials met with the barangay leaders yesterday in the hopes of permanently addressing the need for reliable and clean water source.

Tigerair destinations now available in CEB website

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:12 p.m.

THE Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) makes its network wider, now that its interline agreement with Singapore’s largest low-cost carrier, Tigerair Singapore, has reached its final phase.

Starting September 3, 2014, destinations such as Bangalore (India), Yangon (Myanmar), Perth (Australia), Male (Maldives), and Dhaka (Bangladesh), among others are available through the CEB website,

Couple shot in San Fernando

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Two people were fatally shot in Barangay Telabastagan last September 3, the city police said.

The victims were identified as spouses Emanuel Avedillo and Erlinda Avedillo who are both residents of Barangay Sabanilla, Mexico, Pampanga.

MPU head, 5 others relieved

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:04 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The head of a mobile patrol unit (MPU) of Angeles City Police and five other policemen were ordered relieved from their post over the alleged robbery extortion incident.

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, said those relieved from their post were Senior Inspector Felimon Oyan, officer-in-charge of the MPU together with his personnel PO1 Mark Anthony Bagsic, PO3 Lorena Calma, PO1 Mijares Reyes, PO1 Angelito Toribio and PO1 Rachele Lugtu.

Man arrested for illegal possessions of gun, shabu

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 08:01 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A 34-year-old man who evaded a PNP checkpoint at Barangay San Antonio, Guagua town was arrested the other day after operatives recovered from him a gun and illegal drugs.

Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3), said that Maurice Santos, 34, a resident of Barangay San Roque, Lubao, Pampanga was riding his black Yamaha MIO without plate number when flagged down by RPSB3 operatives at said checkpoint.

Tri-wheeler driver killed dead by MRCs

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:59 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- A tri-wheeler driver was gunned down by Motorcycle Riding Criminals along the road of Barangay Lagundi, Mexico, Pampanga, recently.

Superintendent Ricardo Pangan, Officer-In-Charge of Mexico Police, identified the fatality as Gerald Simbillo, 33, a resident of Barangay San Jose Matulid, Mexico town.

Police arrest man for illegal possession of gun

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:58 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3) operatives arrested a 42-year-old man after confiscating from him a gun and a knife when flagged down along a PNP checkpoint along the road of Barangay Minuyan, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Tuesday.

Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RSPB3 commander, identified the arrested as Lapida Arcon, 42, a resident of Barangay Sto. Cristo, City of San Jose Del Monte.

Macabebe women benefit from mat-making industry

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:56 p.m.

MACABEBE -- The women sector of this town is benefitting from the sustained livelihood program pushed by the Municipal Government.

Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan and Councilor Bembong Balgan announced on Monday that at least 33 women, most of whom are mothers who stay at their homes, are members of the "Biyaya ning Balen Association."

16 container vans sent back to Manila port

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 07:54 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- At least 16 container vans containing undetermined materials have been sent back to Manila after they were found to be leaking and emitting foul odor.

According to Roberto Garcia, chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), the container vans were among the 721 that arrived at the new container terminal 2 (NCT-2) in Subic Freeport on board M/V Asterix from the Port of Manila last week.

Police, farmers clash as demolition resumes

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:22 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Farmers' woes persist as they attempt to stop the resumption of the demolition operations at a 130-hectare farmland in Barangay Maimpis here.

Clashes erupted between the Maimpis farmers and the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPO) personnel during the demolition of the disputed land with enraged farmers blocking the demolition equipment and the police attempting to suppress the disorder.

BCDA to pour P5-B for CGC

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and CEO Arnel Paciano Casanova disclosed on Thursday that the state-owned firm will infuse at least P5 billion for the Clark Green City (CGC) project at the 35,000 hectares area in Pampanga and Tarlac provinces.

Casanova said the BCDA has its own funds for the initial development of the Green City that will spur tremendous economic growth in Central Luzon.

Guv vows support for Apec meet

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda pledged on Wednesday to support the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit, which will run from January 26 to February 3, 2015 at Clark Freeport in Pampanga.

In a meeting with Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., Apec 2015 Organizing Committee chair and retired Lieutenant General Anthony Alcantara and General Ricardo Banaya at Capitol, Governor Pineda said that she will immediately create a coordinating committee, which will help in the preparations for the summit.

PamCham okay with proposed FMVs

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:06 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham) reacted favorably on Wednesday to the proposed ordinance on the revised schedule of fair market values (FMVs) of properties in the province.

During the fourth of five public hearings conducted by the Provincial Board (PB) committee on ways and means chaired by third district Board Member Rosve Henson at Benigno Aquino Hall at Capitol, PamCham president Jim Jimenez said that the proposed FMVs are "equitable and reasonable" with the lowered assessment rates.

P100,000 bounty up for arrest of suspect in Mabalacat case

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:04 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- The City Council here approved on Wednesday a resolution authorizing Mayor Marino Morales to put-up a P100,000 reward for the arrest of a suspect in last month’s robbery and frustrated homicide case.

The resolution was sponsored by Councilor Benny Jocson, committee on Public Safety chairman and was unanimously approved by Councilors Gerald Guttrie Aquino, Eddie Sotto, Carlo Nino Rivera, Oscar Aurelio, Dwight Morales, Win-Win Garbo, Jeng Yumul, Froyland Galang, Bok Tiglao, and Rox Pena.

1 hurt in four-vehicle smash-up

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:00 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- One person was seriously injured after the recent collision of four vehicles along MacArthur Highway, Barangay Dela Paz Norte, this city.

The said vehicular accident involved an XLT (CLH 470), a black Toyota Hilux (UDO 209), a Sarao public jeepeney (CWU 518), and a green dump truck (RJC 895).

NGCP’s library donation benefits Baguio school

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 07:56 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 427 students of Kias Elementary School in Baguio City, Benguet will benefit from the new school library donated by NGCP, the country’s sole power transmission service provider.

Present during the July 17 turnover ceremony were representatives of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza), Department of Education (DepEd) and Barangay Kias officials led by Barangay Captain Timothy Pudlao, Jr.

Farmers have ‘zero rights’ to oppose writ of demolition

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:32 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The counsels of spouses lawyer Eligio Mallari and Marcelina Mallari recently said that farmers opposing the Writ of Demolition dated June 4, 2014 over two lot parcels in Barangay Maimpis have “zero rights” over the implementation of the demolition order.

Angeles launches anti-measles, polio campaign

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The local government here through its City Health Office (CHO) has launched a month-long mass immunization campaign that aims to lessen the growing cases of measles and polio.

Simultaneous to the “Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio” nationwide campaign launched by the Department of Health (DOH), Angeles City is more than enthusiastic to help achieve its goal in reducing child mortality rate in the Philippines.

Bikers push health, environmental advocacies

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Recreational Outdoor eXchange (ROX) hosted its Third Bike for a Cause in Clark, Pampanga recently.

The said biking event aims to raise the awareness of the youth on how to improve public health and environmental protection.

Clark water rates to remain low for 3 years

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:27 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- Hundreds of residents in this eco-zone, including some 700 locators can expect lower water bills starting this month until the next three years as an agreement between Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the Ayala-led Clark Water Corporation (CWC) to reduce cost by P1.00 per cubic meter (pcm) has taken effect last September 1.

CDC president and CEO Arthur Tugade said residential and commercial utility rates will go down depending on their consumption from a base rate of as low as P70.00 or high as P300,000 effective this month until 2017.

Bonchon Chicken now open at SM City Pampanga

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

BONCHON Chicken, the global Asian-Korean-American food that highlights the crispy yet light and non-greasy original Korean fried chicken in soy garlic, spicy and honey citrus flavors recently opened its 79th store in SM City Pampanga.

Another reason to get excited about fast food is the wide range of complementary offerings in very reasonable prices which includes rice meals, seafood, bulgogi, sandwiches, noodles, snacks, salad and sides.

MCC eyed as institution of excellence

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- The newly installed head of the Mabalacat City College (MCC) is envisioning the community college to be an institution of excellence, which is expected to provide quality education to its students.

Carmelita Pangan Sotto issued the statement during her installation as new MCC president last Tuesday.

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