Police nab Tarlac City’s number 1 most wanted

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:18 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Operatives from the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) arrested over the weekend the number one Most Wanted Person (MWP) in Tarlac City inside his residence at Barangay Matatalahib.

RPSB commander Superintendent Sidney Villaflor said that the arresting team led by Inspector Michael Rey Bernardo apprehended Fernando Hipolito, alias Bin. Bernardo is also posted as number 3 MWP for the province of Tarlac.

Town dad wants perimeter dike constructed

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 09:11 p.m.

APALIT -- Town Councilor Sanny Mendoza filed a resolution requesting the Municipal Mayor of Apalit to include in the list of the priority programs the construction of a perimeter dike along the stretch of Are Creek from Sampaloc to Sitio Sampaga of this town.

The construction of a perimeter dike along the Are Creek will arrest the current flooding in the area and will serve as an alternative routes linking Apalit to Macabebe, Masantol and Minalin, substantially decongesting traffic in the McArthur Highway.

LPG tank explodes, injures 2 in Olongapo

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Two brothers were injured when a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank accidentally exploded inside their house in Barangay Kalalake, Olongapo City, over the weekend.

Police reports said victims Marlon Osorio, 32, and his brother Valeriano, 30, both of Northon Street, Barangay Kalalake suffered 2nd and 4th degree burns respectively.

Homeowners ask government help

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – Homeowners in Bacolor town and Mabalacat City is hoping to bring back the pride and glory of the low-cost housing sites which were affected by the ongoing legal battle of Globe Asiatique owner Delfin Lee, who was charged with syndicated estafa by the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig Fund).

The homeowners in both subdivisions expressed their sentiments and issues during a meeting here Saturday night.

Canadian stabbed by brother-in-law

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:54 p.m.

ARAYAT -- Criminal complaints were filed against a man who stabbed his Canadian brother-in-law after an argument inside a resort in Barangay San Roque Bitas here.

Police identified the victim as William John Finlayson, married to a Filipina, and staying with his in-laws.

Senior shot dead in Candaba town

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:53 p.m.

CANDABA -- A 63-year-old from this town was shot dead in Barangay San Jose, Baliuag, Bulacan.

Police identified the victim as Hernando Batac of Barangay Dalayap, Candaba town.

Maniago’s ‘Calesa’ exhibit to open at City Hall

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 11:52 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Portrait master Rafael Maniago is set to hold an exhibit on March 23 at the City Hall here featuring the city’s calesa (horse-drawn carriage).

Maniago is set to display dozens of his “Calesa Series” depicting the vibrant and multi-faceted life in the provincial capital. The exhibit is also aimed at promoting the calesa as an alternative transportation in the city’s main nucleus.

Delfin Lee should blame himself – Binay

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

VICE President Jejomar Binay said Globe Asiatique (GA) founder Delfin Lee only has himself to blame with regard to the public's negative perception of him.

Binay made this statement after Lee's lawyer, Willie Rivera, intimated that the media is helping portray his client in a bad light.

San Fernando initiates anti-TB campaign

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Fernandino Coalition Against Tuberculosis (FERCAT) has initiated a planning session about the coming health programs, projects, and activities of the City of San Fernando at the Levy Panlilio Hall recently.

The program was hosted by Dr. Renely Tungol, rural health physician, and the city's coordinator for infectious diseases and healthy lifestyle programs.

Water district holds blood-letting activity

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 09:32 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- City of San Fernando Water District launched Friday its yearly bloodletting program with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) chapter to contribute to blood-banking efforts and to promote healthy lifestyle among members.

Ogie Ocampo of the PNRC here told Sun.Star Pampanga that their group is tapping on partner institutions like the CSFWD to promote awareness on the importance of donating blood for emergency purposes.

Rotary Club of Makati honors KDF

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 09:27 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) was one of the five National Awardees for Community Service (NACS) award given by the Rotary Club of Makati recently.

KDF was honoured for its community service to the poor people of Pampanga. KDF president Benigno Ricafort received the cash prize of P80,000 given to KDF.

Clark to host int’l petanque tourney

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 09:15 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Clark Freeport will host the 8th Pan Pacific Petanque Championship at the Clark Parade Grounds set on May 30 to June 2.

The tournament is sponsored by Japan in cooperation with CDC and Philippine Petanque Association (PPA).

DBM releases P942-M for hiring of policemen

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 09:14 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P942-million for the hiring of 3,000 police officers for the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This is in line with the Aquino administration's bid to strengthen the PNP’s law enforcement capabilities.

Phil-Poland tourism link eyed

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Poland Chamber of Tourism expressed optimism that Philippines will attract Polish tourist as the agency is exploring possibilities to establish a linkage to promote tourism in both countries.

Pawel Niewiadomski, president of the Polish Chamber of Tourism, said he was impressed by the warm reception and hospitality of Filipinos.

Mall guard returns laptop

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A security guard of SM City Clark received commendation after he returned two bags containing a laptop, hand-held game console and other valuables.

Noel Subingsubing, of Panther Security Agency, found the bags at the mall's food court.

1,000 jobs in Subic await Fernandinos

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago said that the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) intends to partner with the City of San Fernando in the hiring of 1,000 workers.

In his opening speech during the Job Fair held at Walter Mart, Mayor Santiago encouraged applicants to be more persevering in looking for work to uplift their lives.

12 students complete CDC training program

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:08 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation said that some 12 individuals completed its Specialized Training and Employment Program for the Underprivileged Persons (Step-Up).

CDC External Affairs Department manager Angelo "Sonny" Lopez Jr. said the students completed the 200-hour training at Mabalacat City College (MCC).

Masantol school receives bomb threat

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:57 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Officials of a secondary school here alerted students and teachers after a teacher reported that he received a bomb threat through a text message.

Students and faculty members immediately left the school premises after a teacher received a text message from unknown person that a bomb will be exploded at 8 a.m., police said yesterday.

DOT, Google to hold online business seminar for women

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:38 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Department of Tourism (DOT)– Central Luzon, in partnership with the Google Business Group – Angeles (GBG) has set a first Women on the Web (WOW) Workshop on April 3 at Marlim Mansions Hotel in Balibago, this city.

The whole-day event is in line with the government's policy of increasing the participation of women in community development through Gender and Development (GAD) and at the same time giving women the opportunity to be successful entrepreneurs by using the power of the internet.

Arroyo furlough opposed anew

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The three-day furlough filed by former President and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo before the Sandiganbayan was opposed anew by government prosecutors.

However, Arroyo's three-day birthday leave for her coming 67th birthday celebration on April 5 was questioned by lawyer Honorio Ebora.

Barangay head: Village execs may carry guns in hot pursuit

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:07 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- "Barangay executives may carry firearms during hot pursuit operations."

This was the statement of Barangay Balibago chairman Rodelio "Tony" Mamac in response to a published photograph of the village official carrying a long firearm while manning traffic along the national highway on Monday.

Pampanga court receives bomb threat

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:02 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- A bomb threat was received on Tuesday by the Pampanga Regional Trial Court (RTC) located at Jomafer Supermarket building in Barangay San Agustin, City of San Fernando, where arrested Globe Asiatique developer Delfin Lee will be arraigned Friday.

In a report here, Superintendent Frederick Petillano, chief of police of the City of San Fernando, said that lawyer Joy Floria Balleta of the Office of the Clerk Court who is attending Department of Interior and Local Government meeting in Nueva Ecija received the bomb threat in a text message.

Pampanga police chief faces relief

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:50 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS -- Acting Pampanga Police Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde is reportedly facing relief for "command responsibility" lapses on the alleged irregular activities in the conduct of a buy-bust operation at Woodbridge Subdivision, The Lakeshore in Mexico town last November 29, 2013.

Firm offers free wellness seminar in public schools

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:46 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- The Achievers Dynamic Systems International (ADSI) is conducting free wellness lectures in selected primary and secondary public schools.

The seminar focuses on proven and scientifically-based mind and energy center techniques which can be a big help for the youth in achieving their goals in life.

Aquino now reviewing Cudia's appeal

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- President Benigno Aquino III will decide on the fate of Cadet First Class Jeff Aldrin Cudia after he was dismissed from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) for violating the Honor Code.

According to Presidential Communications Operations Office Sec. Herminio Coloma, the appeal of Cudia already reached the Office of the President.

Ex-agri official, Capitol consultant passes away at 53

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Former Department of Agriculture (DA) official and agriculture consultant Rolando S. Imperial passed away on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest. He was 53.

Imperial is the leading agriculture consultant of Governor Lilia Pineda. He was responsible for many of program works, activities and initiatives of Governor Pineda for the agriculture sector in Pampanga.

Guv tells bankers to heighten security

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda called met members of the Pampanga Bankers Association on Tuesday to discuss possible solutions on reported robberies on bank clients.

This came in the light of the continuously growing number of robbery cases on bank clients after a transaction, both reported and not.

Binay vows to continue raising funds for Zapanta

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:34 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY ---- Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay vowed to continue raising the blood money for overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta regardless of the latter's sentiments.

"It is my responsibility to care for the welfare of our OFWs. There is no politics here. This is my duty," the Vice President said.

MMDA impressed with San Fernando

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:27 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently expressed their admiration on the City of San Fernando’s best practices in ecological solid waste management during a whole-day benchmarking session on recently.

The 20-member MMDA delegation is part of a study tour to capture the best practices of San Fernando in zero waste management. The group was assisted by the Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) Chairman Sonia Mendoza and the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) head Engr. Anele David.

AFP: Controversial cadet won’t graduate from PMA

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

PHILIPPINE Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia who hails from Gatiawin, Arayat, Pampanga will not join the graduation ceremony on March 16, a military official said Tuesday.

In an interview, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brigadier General Domingo Tutaan Jr. said it was final that Cudia, who was earlier dismissed for violating the Honor Code, was recommended for dismissal from the cadet corps of the AFP.

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