21 join Tarlac Belen making contest

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 09:30 p.m.

TARLAC CITY -- At least 21 entries participated in the Belen making contest in Tarlac.

Dr. Isa Cojuangco-Suntay, chairwoman of Tarlac Heritage Foundation, said there are four categories in the competition of Belenismo sa Tarlac.

Japanese lead mangrove planting

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

MASANTOL -- Japanese non-government organizations and their Kapampangan counterparts planted over the weekend nipa saplings along the Pampanga Bay portion of this town in a bid to save the mangrove population and promote awareness on mangrove forests.

Spearheading the event were the Rotary Club of Central Pampanga (RCCP), Mirai Ni Kibou Foundation, Rotary Club of Ashikaga East Japan and Quota International of Pampanga.

Mom-son murder suspect arrested

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:54 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested on Friday the suspect in the brutal slaying of a mother and her son inside their house in Barangay San Miguel, San Simon, Pampanga, early dawn Friday.

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga police provincial director, identified the suspect as Mark Pangan, 28, alias Mac-Mac, and a resident of Barangay Cansinala, Apalit, Pampanga.

Village near AUF installs CCTVs

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:50 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Police officials and businessmen have lauded the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the village near a university here, describing it as "the best project and an effective deterrent against crime."

Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, city police director, said the project of Salapungan, barangay captain Reynaldo "Rey" Malig and the village council "would boost our capability to solve crimes and make police investigators work easier."

Capitol distributes another 100 units of brand new service vans

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:37 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The provincial government of Pampanga led by Governor Lilia Pineda distributed Friday another 100 units of brand new barangay service vehicles to village chiefs from the nine towns of the province.

Engineer Olimpio “Noli” Pangan, General Services Office officer-in-charge said that the distribution is part of the 400 brand new service vehicles purchased by the Capitol worth P216-million.

Jeepney driver nabbed for illegal drugs

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:34 p.m.

GUAGUA -- A jeepney driver here was arrested Thursday after a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Guagua police at Barangay San Nicolas I, this town.

The arrest, the Guagua police anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of a series of operations against the illegal drugs trade.

Suspects run from checkpoint; 1 arrested for illegal drugs

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:33 p.m.

SANTO TOMAS -- The Municipal Police of Santo Tomas arrested a suspect here over the weekend while another eluded arrest during a weekend checkpoint, police reports here said.

Police Chief Inspector John Clark told Sun.Star Pampanga that they received confidential information that two possible drug suspects on a motorcycle will be passing through the town.

Former US marine extradited

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:16 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A former US Marine accused of killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his Filipino girlfriend in this city has been extradited from Los Angeles, California, according to the Associated Press (AP).

The 36-year-old suspect, Timothy Kaufman, was reportedly brought by the National Bureau of Investigation's Interpol division at the Los Angeles Airport on November 14 and reached the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 16.

Japanese NGOs back to help Kapampangan indigents

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:09 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The officials of the Rotary Club of Ashikaga East Japan and the Mirai Ni Kibou Foundation are back in Pampanga for a series of activities that would benefit Kapampangan indigents.

The groups are back for the yearly activities that are part of the memorandum of agreement signed by the two groups with different sectors in Pampanga. The groups were formally welcomed at the Heroes Hall here over the weekend.

Quarry revenues hit P1.3-B

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:12 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Pampanga's collection from quarrying operations has officially reached P1,306,033,000 including revenues generated from weighing-scale fees for the past 53 months of the Pineda administration.

Data obtained from the Kapampangan a Lulugud at Matapat (Kalam) also showed that the revenue from quarrying activities alone has reached a total of P1,242,565,000.

Clark workers laud traffic scheme in Mabalacat

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:08 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Scores of employees in Clark Freeport lauded the traffic rerouting implemented by the city government during rush hours.

The experimental traffic scheme, which started last Wednesday, has significantly eased the volume of vehicles plying to and from the Freeport, which allowed the workers to save travel time.

Holy Angel top performing school in aeronautical engineering exam

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:06 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The pioneer graduates of the BS Aeronautical Engineering program of Holy Angel University (HAU) scored a 100 percent passing rate in the November 2014 licensure exams for aeronautical engineers, with five of them landing in the Top Ten.

The perfect passing rate made HAU the board exam's Top Performing School, according to the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC).

Clark workers laud traffic scheme in Mabalacat

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:04 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Scores of employees in Clark Freeport lauded the traffic rerouting implemented by the City Government during rush hours.

The experimental traffic scheme, which started last Wednesday, has significantly eased the volume of vehicles plying to and from the Freeport, which allowed the workers to save travel time.

Police arrest widower, live-in partner

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested a widower and his live-in partner after they tried to fight back with responding policemen in Barangay Calulut, City of San Fernando, Tuesday.

Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Pampanga Police Provincial Director, identified the arrested as Dante Jarlego, 36, and his live-in partner Raquel Ramos, 36, both residents of Northville 14, Barangay Calulut.

Suspects cart away P185,000 cash from businesswomen

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two businesswomen were held-up by motorcycle riding criminals (MCRs) along Quezon road in Barangay Laug, Mexico, Pampanga, on weekend.

Superintendent Ricardo Pangan, chief of police of Mexico, identified the victims as Amelia Pajarilla-Del Rosario, 57, a resident of Paralayo, and Marie Pajarilla-Saide, 49, of Barangay Gulap, both in Candaba.

Another motorcycle stolen in San Fernando

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:53 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Another motorcycle was stolen on Tuesday while parked at the compound of a bank in Barangay San Agustin, City of San Fernando.

Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, Officer-In-Charge of the City of San Fernando Police, said a Honda TMX (YH-1116) owned by security guard Roberto Agustin, 31, a resident of Barangay Camachille, Mabalacat City, was stolen while parked at Sterling Bank located along MacArthur highway at the said barangay.

Group: P13 wage hike not enough

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:54 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A people’s rights coalition expressed dismay on Thursday over what it described as “a meager increase” in the salary of workers in Central Luzon.

The Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Central Luzon recently approved a P13 increase in the daily basic pay of workers in the region.

Step up fight vs illegal drugs, chiefs of police told

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:52 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda issued a marching order to all the chiefs of police in the province led by Provincial Police Director Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Recomono, Jr. to step up the campaign against illegal drugs and ask for the active participation of all Kapampangans who want a drug-free Pampanga.

Musician Ben Escasa laid to rest

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:50 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mourners filled the Sanctuario De San Fernando Memorial Gardens on Thursday morning to bid their final goodbyes to topnotch record producer Benito "Big Ben" Escasa.

Family, friends, and colleagues spoke about the Kapampangan icon of the local music scene, shedding light on Escasa not only as a musician, but also as a father, a husband, and a man of passion.

Alleged drug dealer nabbed in San Fernando

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:48 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) raided a home Tuesday afternoon looking for illegal drugs and arrested an alleged dealer.

PDEA agents with the SWAT teams of the provincial and city police had been tracking the man, who lives at the Northville 14, Barangay Malpitic, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

PLDT enhances services in North Luzon, Mindanao

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:33 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is opening up interconnection links with another telecommunication service provider in four more provinces to allow free local calls between their subscribers.

Under the agreement, PLDT customers will be able to make local calls to Globelines subscribers for free by the end of the year in the following provinces: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Zambales, and Misamis Occidental.

Dump truck rolls over in Guagua

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:32 p.m.

GUAGUA -- A dump truck which rolled over caused heavy traffic along the San Juan Nepomuceno Road, Betis, Guagua for about an hour Wednesday morning, police said.

The Guagua police disclosed that the Isuzu dump truck (ZJT 270)loaded with sand flipped over the breached portion of the road at around 9:00 am.

Santiago on key faux pas: ‘We’re willing to improve’

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:38 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "We are most willing to improve much that we admit our mistakes."

So said Mayor Edwin Santiago yesterday during his regular breakfast forum with media at Heroes Hall where he disclosed that he and some city government officials made a courtesy call and presented on Tuesday to newly installed Archbishop Florentino Lavarias a new and better ceremonial key to the city.

Capitol receives P1.1-M livelihood aid from Dole

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda recently received a check from the Department Of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the amount of P1,159,860 as livelihood assistance for the Implementation of the Capability Building for the Livelihood Enhancement of Nego-Trailer Project and Integrated Services for Livelihood Advancement of Fisherfolks for families of overseas Filipino workers and other Kapampangans.

Part of the funds will also go to the provincial government’s Sampaguita Project.

AUF-CBA champs in Alviera band tilt

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:31 p.m.

PORAC -- The Angeles University Foundation-College of Business and Accountancy (AUF-CBA) band bagged the championship plum last November 15 during the Alviera’s “University Fest” at Sandbox here.

Playing Sarah Geronimo’s rendition of “Anak” which was originally performed by Freddie Aguilar and “Come Together,’ the AUF-CBA band bested other competing groups from Holy Angel University, University of the Assumption, AMA and even the Sanlahi Band which is from AUF as well.

Teachers get whole day celebration on Binulu week

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:23 p.m.

PORAC -- Public school teachers here were treated to a day of fun, raffles, games and entertainment numbers during Tuesday's "Palaro Para sa mga Guro" at the Jose Songco Lapid Cultural And Civic Center as part of the week-long celebration of the Binulu Festival.

Car blazes in NLEX

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:21 p.m.

APALIT -- Authorities battled Monday a car fire in a portion of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Apalit, Pampanga.

The blaze not only destroyed the vehicle but also shut down the Manila-bound traffic for about an hour.

Expo highlights top products, services of Central Luzon

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:18 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The top products and services of the provinces of Central Luzon were highlighted in the 2014 North Philippines (NorthPhil) Travel and Tourism Expo, which opened at the Events Center of SM City Clark from November 14 to 16.

The expo is a public-private partnership effort of the northern regional offices of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Association of Tourism Officers of Central Luzon, and the Philippine Exhibits and Theme Parks Corporation (PETCO).

Pamintuan orders release of bonuses for city government employees

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:15 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- City government employees here are set to receive their 13th month bonus plus a P2,500 cash gift this week.

This was announced by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who has already ordered the City Treasurer’s Office to release the said bonuses to the employees.

Tigerair Philippines offer P1 seat for Clark-Manila

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:12 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Tigerair Philippines is offering a mid-week seat sale from November 19, 2014 to November 21, 2014 or until seats last for its Manila to Clark flights.

Fly from Manila to Clark for ONE PESO (P1) to beat the holiday traffic! Travel period is from 15 December 2014 to 5 January 2015.

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