Police, San Fernando hold online child abuse forum

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The popularity of the social networking sites has also triggered the significant rise of online child abuse.

This familiar message resonated at the Awareness Seminar on Online Child Abuses organized by the Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-cybercrime unit in cooperation with the Office of the City Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin recently at the City of San Fernando.

Inspirational book to be launched at HAU

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Acceptance and Abandonment: Transforming Daily Life, Cion Nepomuceno's Legacy of Faith, Love and Joy will be launched on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Holy Angel University, Angeles City.

The book is a collection of inspirational talks given by Cion Nepomuceno in San Francisco and other Bay Area venues during her residence there of over forty years. Her pioneering efforts led to the establishment of the Women's Branch of Opus Dei in San Francisco in 1978.

Lazatin leads CSF-PIA 1st ‘kapihan’

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - Central Luzon culminated the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month with a first ever Kapihan ng Mamamayan (KNM) at Heroes Hall over the weekend.

Lazatin leads CSF-PIA 1st ‘kapihan’

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - Central Luzon culminated the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month with a first ever Kapihan ng Mamamayan (KNM) at Heroes Hall over the weekend.

Forum held on climate change mitigation

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The effects of climate change through the recurring disasters remain a major hurdle to the development of the province of Pampanga but it can be mitigated with the right preparations and strategies.

This was the key message conveyed during the Kapihan ng Mamamayan (KNM) on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction organized by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the City of San Fernando Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office last July 30 at the Heroes Hall Mini Convention, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Shooting victim appeals for financial aid

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 08:59 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A man who was shot while holding a meeting about the demolition operations being conducted in a 130-hectare farmland in Barangay Maimpis here has appealed for help to cover his hospital and other medical expenses.

Jessie Dela Peña, 50, is one of the five farmers who were recklessly wounded by the security guards of the Great Star Security Services Incorporated.

PamCham to elect officers September 25

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The 507 members of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) are set to elect their new set of Board of Directors on September 25, a statement from the chamber said.

"Member companies will once again exercise their right to vote and the privilege to be voted upon in its Election of Board of Directors, its third electoral exercise since its inception in September 2003," the statement said.

Police Service Day celebrated in Pampanga

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 08:46 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Officers assigned at the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) conducted Sunday various physical activities in line with the celebration of the 113th Police Service Anniversary on August 8.

The event, held at the PRO3 parade ground, was dubbed "Pulisteniks, Bisikletahan at Takbong Anibersaryo 2014."

Santa Rita police hosts medical mission

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.

SANTA RITA -- The Santa Rita Municipal Police office hosted a medical and dental mission for 100 undernourished children from the different elementary schools here on Friday at the Sta. Rita West Central School.

Santa Rita police chief Senior Inspector Michael Masangkay said that the activity dubbed as "Ang Kapulisan at Lokal na Pamahalaan ng Sta. Rita ay Magkaagapay sa Pag-aalaga ng Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng mga Anghel ng Kinabukasan” was initiated by the personnel of Sta. Rita Municipal Police Station in collaboration with the municipality through Mayor Yolanda Pindea.

Water firm opens satellite offices

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 08:38 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) over the weekend opened its two satellite offices in Barangay Sindalan and Baliti here to facilitate collection of water bills and better handling of the needs and concerns of water concessionaires.

CSFWD general manager Jorge Gumba told Sun.Star Pampanga that the new facilities are in response to the growing number of water concessionaires of the water utility who need easy access in bills payment and

Water firm opens satellite offices

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 08:38 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando Water District (CSFWD) over the weekend opened its two satellite offices in Barangay Sindalan and Baliti here to facilitate collection of water bills and better handling of the needs and concerns of water concessionaires.

CSFWD general manager Jorge Gumba told Sun.Star Pampanga that the new facilities are in response to the growing number of water concessionaires of the water utility who need easy access in bills payment and

Guv to officials: Intensify drive vs illegal drugs

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:33 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "I want this to stop. Let us not permit illegal drugs to destroy our children's future."

So said Governor Lilia Pineda on weekend as she appealed to all concerned mayors, police and barangay officials to intensify the drive and help fast track the campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs in Pampanga.

Reward up for ‘most wanted rats’

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:29 p.m.

OLONGAPO CITY -- “Cash for rats.”

This is the theme of the local government after it declared the month of August as Leptospirosis Prevention Month on Friday.

Petrasanta conducts audit on disaster preparedness

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:27 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO-3) director, conducted on Friday a disaster preparedness audit of all units particularly Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel involved in search and rescue operations.

Petrasantra said the disaster preparedness audit was a “showdown inspection” where different kinds of rescue gear and other equipment have been checked, placed on standby alert and made ready to be deployed in any given time and situation.

CEB flies 8M passengers in 1H 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:24 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific flew 8 million passengers from January to June 2014, an increase of about 8.0 percent over 7.5 million passengers flown in the same period last year.

In June 2014, CEB carried 1.3 million passengers, an increase of 9.5 percent over 1.2 million passengers flown in June last year. CEB flights were about 85 percent full during this period.

Man slain in San Fernando

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:21 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two unidentified armed men gunned down a 25-year-old man in front of his house in Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, on Wednesday.

Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, city chief of police, said the victim identified as Noel Cortez, together with his brother, were preparing a chair in their residence when the suspects arrived.

Man slain in San Fernando

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:21 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two unidentified armed men gunned down a 25-year-old man in front of his house in Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, on Wednesday.

Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, city chief of police, said the victim identified as Noel Cortez, together with his brother, were preparing a chair in their residence when the suspects arrived.

Retired policeman slain

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:16 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two armed men gunned down a retired police officer during a drinking session in Barangay Bulusukan, San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Wednesday.

Sixto Mones, 56, a retired police officer and a resident of Barangay Akle, San Ildefonso town, was shot dead by the gunmen both wearing bull caps and white t-shirts.

Number 1 illegal drugs personalities collared

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:12 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Police arrested over the weekend the number 1 listed illegal drug personalities during a raid in Barangay San Sebastian, San Luis, Pampanga.

Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police director, identified the arrested as Virgilio Sicat, 48, a resident of the said barangay.

Suspected shabu pusher arrested

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:10 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A suspected shabu pusher was arrested during a buy-bust operation at Greenville Subdivision, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, recently.

Superintendent Edilberto Pitallano, city chief of police, said combined operatives of the City of San Fernando police in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA3) conducted a buy-bust operation at the said barangay that resulted in the arrest of Mark Benedict Tobias, 20, a resident of Del Carmen, Quiapo, Manila.

Couple owner of Nueva Ecija restobar shot to death

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:08 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A businessman and his wife were killed by an unidentified gunman along Maharlika highway, Barangay F.E. Marcos, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, recently.

Senior Superintendent Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police provincial director, identified the fatalities as Andy Esteban, 41, and his wife Leah Tan, 36, both residents of Villa Esteban, Encarnacion Subdivison, Barangay Rueda, Sr., San Jose City.

Suspected drug pusher nabbed

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:06 p.m.

FLORIDABLANCA, Pampanga -- A jeepney driver who is also believed to be a drug pusher was arrested by police recently in the poblacion here.

Superintendent Jhoanna Rosales, town chief of police, identified the suspect as Remegio Guevarra, alias "Dihan", 48, married, of Barangay Calantas here.

Former councilor to run for mayor in 2016

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:05 p.m.

STO. TOMAS -- A former councilor here and close ally of Fourth District Congressman Juan Pablo "Rimpy" P. Bondoc is eyeing the mayoralty seat in the coming May 2016 election.

Former Councilor and Congressional Legislative Staff Johnny "John" Sambo will reportedly run as mayor of Sto. Tomas.

Former councilor to run for mayor in 2016

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 08:05 p.m.

STO. TOMAS -- A former councilor here and close ally of Fourth District Congressman Juan Pablo "Rimpy" P. Bondoc is eyeing the mayoralty seat in the coming May 2016 election.

Former Councilor and Congressional Legislative Staff Johnny "John" Sambo will reportedly run as mayor of Sto. Tomas.

Groups assail privatization of power, basic utility firms

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 07:58 p.m.

CLARK FRFEPORT -- The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Central Luzon has assailed the government for privatizing electric and other basic utility firms in the region.

The group claimed that as a result of the Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, Angat dam was sold to a Korean firm K-Water and San Roque dam to Japanese firms Marubeni Corporation.

DOST opens 2015 SEI scholarship exams

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 07:55 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has opened and is now inviting graduating high school students in Central Luzon who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering to take the 2015 undergraduate scholarship exam of the Science Education Institute (SEI) scheduled on September 21.

SEI offers two types of scholarships: Program A or the RA 7687 Scholarship Program and Program B or the Merit Scholarship Program.

Pampanga business group, city council to summon providers

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. or PamCham and the 5th City Council of San Fernando will summon next week internet providers to shed light on the slow internet connects currently plaguing businesses and home users.

Santiago: Repair demolished public roads

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:14 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government here may order for the immediate repair of the public roads, which were intentionally demolished within the bounds of the disputed 130-hectare farmland at Barangay Maimpis, officials said on Thursday.

Officials laud Pope Francis for naming new archbishop

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:07 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Officials in this city have lauded Pope Francis for appointing Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando.

The people of Mabalacat are proud of the Archbishop-elect, who is a native of this city, said Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales.

Officials laud Pope Francis for naming new archbishop

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:07 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Officials in this city have lauded Pope Francis for appointing Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando.

The people of Mabalacat are proud of the Archbishop-elect, who is a native of this city, said Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales.

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