CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Student beneficiaries finished specialist courses hosted by the City Government of San Fernando in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) recently.
The program produced specialists in beauty care and wellness services who are now holders of national certificates, a statement from the City Government of San Fernando said.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Two Kapampangan medalists in the recent 18th World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) over the weekend came home to Pampanga to render their winning pieces before a wowed crowd at SM City San Fernando Downtown.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) recently encouraged the local water districts to find other sources of potable drinking water aside from deep wells.
The LWUA is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) with a specialized lending function mandated by law to promote and oversee the development of water supply systems in provincial cities and municipalities outside Metropolitan Manila.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda announced during the Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting last August 19 that the National Government is allotting a considerable amount of funds for the province.
According to Pineda, each town will receive P5 million or a total of more than P100 million for the entire province.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) has started the operation of a weekend market that features the sale of agriculture products for farmers and provides indigents the opportunity to sell agricultural products at the Jose A. Datu Medical Center.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- At least 100 farmers from Hacienda Dolores in Porac town recently trooped to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Central Luzon office to express their disappointment against the agency’s supposed inaction and broken promises to officially transfer the agrarian reform lands to them.
They also called on the agency to investigate the ongoing fencing operations of prominent land developers in their area.
PORAC -- Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said over the weekend that he will seek a fresh term in 2016.
Speaking before supporters, government officials and spectators at the Jose Songco Lapid Sports and Civic Center, the two-term mayor also asked local leaders in his State of the Municipality Address (Soma) to set aside politics and work first for the realization of the full development of the town.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested a wanted person during a raid at the suspect's house in Barangay Sto. Cristo in Guagua town.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, acting provincial director of Pampanga Police, identified the suspect as Carmelino Lopez, 48, a resident of said barangay.
CAMP OLIVAS -- One of the suspects in the murder of a British national last August 15 was arrested last Monday.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the suspect as Jayson Pamintuan, a resident of Barangay San Jose Angeles City.
THE Medical City-Clark recently held a general assembly and site tour for doctors as construction of the 150-bed world-class hospital entered its final stages in time for its launch in December this year.
About a hundred doctors from various medical specialties who intend to hold clinic in TMC-Clark gathered for the event held on August 13.
PORAC -- Loyal allies of Porac Mayor Condralito “Carling” Dela Cruz said that the content of his speech and the way he delivered his State of the Municipality Address (Soma) on Friday “is a very kind one and a reflection of himself.”
Vice Mayor Dexter David and Councilor Mark Valencia said Dela Cruz “had opted not to hit his political detractors and mention their names” during the Soma at the Jose Songco Lapid Sports and Civic Center.
MABALACAT CITY -- Members of the Mabalacat Aeta Tribal Association (Mata) are requesting for a dialogue with officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) to talk about the recent unauthorized use of their ancestral land by a Clark Freeport locator.
According to Ruvielane Margarito, a tribal chieftain of Sitio Bilad in Barangay Marcos Village, the said locator of Clark Freeport conducted fencing operations within the bounds of their ancestral domain without their permission.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City Clark is on track for a grand opening in December this year, which will provide Central Luzon with a world-class healthcare facility.
ANGELES CITY -- The historic Pamintuan Mansion will soon be opened to the public as a newly converted museum of social heritage, the first of its kind in the Philippines.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that the facility will be managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).
CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- The state-owned Clark Development Corporation (CDC) fully supports the upcoming charity Golf and Rugby tournament of the Pot Bellied Pigs set next month, which will benefit 500 children from six barangays in Angeles City.
MASANTOL -- A non-government group has conducted a three-day seminar for some 90 local leaders and residents of Minalin and Masantol towns on weekend.
Save the Children, the lead organizer of the event, said that the event is in preparation for incoming typhoons and monsoon rains.
PORAC -- Manila Auxiliary Bishop Roderick Pabillo and Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto were advised by the Social Action Center of Pampanga (Sacop) on Thursday to cancel regular Eucharistic services for Aeta communities in Hacienda Dolores and Sapang Uwak as "their safety is not assured."
A Sun.Star Pampanga source said that Sacop wrote the local government of Porac headed by Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz to facilitate the entry of the bishops through the area, which is now subject of a land dispute between locals and two holding firms.
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has assured that priority infrastructure projects will be completed in December this year or a month before the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) summit in 2015.
The mayor said that the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) will fund some of the projects, including the Balibago Circle and the beautification of the perimeter fence along the Don Juico Avenue.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Arthur Tugade renewed his appeal to contractors of the US$40-million The Medical City to finish the hospital before the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) in January next year.
With the 2015 APEC meetings set to start five months from now here, Tugade said the Global Gateway Development Corporation and its contractor Peregrine Development International (Peregrine) should finish the project before the Apec summit.
BALANGA CITY, Bataan -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bataan 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) announced the completion of five road repair and rehabilitation projects in their area of jurisdiction.
A total of P33.74-million was allotted to complete the road maintenance projects throughout the first half of 2014.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- An unidentified male body was found along the road of Barangay San Antonio, Arayat town is believed to be a victim of summary execution.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police provincial director, said that the body was found by local residents beside the road going to Barangay San Pablo, Sta. Ana, at the vicinity of Barangay San Antonio, Arayat town.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two suspected drug pushers were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Sto. Tomas, Lubao, Pampanga, recently.
Superintendent Jean Fajardo, officer-in-charge of the Lubao police station, identified those arrested as Michael Ackerman alias Tisoy, 37, and Laurence Guiam alias “Japok” 29, both residents of Sitio Cutud, Barangay Sto. Tomas, Lubao town.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A government employee was gunned down while his co-employee was wounded when Motorcycle Riding Criminals (MRCs) fired upon them along the road of Barangay Bambang, Bulakan, Bulacan, Monday.
Senior Superintendent Ferdinand Divina, acting provincial director of the Bulacan Police, identified the fatality as Eduardo Martinez, 54, municipal employee of Bulakan and a resident of the said barangay.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Unidentified robbers carted away valuable items including a gun after they ransacked the house of a police officer in Barangay Maliolio, Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija, Wednesday.
Reports here said the house of Senior Police Officer-3 (SPO3) Victoriano Relucio Jr., 42, a resident of the said barangay, was robbed by unidentified perpetrators around 5 a.m.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The so-called Akyat Bahay gang struck again recently carting away assorted jewelries and cash amounting to P1 million from the house of a 74-year-old man in Barangay Dolores, this city.
Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, Officer-In-Charge of the City of San Fernando police, said robbers took advantage of the opportunity when Rodolfo Carlos, 74, residing at John Bert apartment at Villa Barosa of the said barangay left.
CLARK FREEPORT -- SM City Clark hosted a gun and bomb safety seminar for its mall employees, security and tenants recently in a bid to make the mall personnel more responsive and aware of life threatening scenarios.
SM City Clark Public Relations Manager Venus Manalang told Sun.Star Pampanga that the event was meant to make mall personal more responsive to dangerous situations. She added the seminar was also aimed at equipping personnel with the needed skills in responding to bomb threats.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A number of school officials from some member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) recently visited Pampanga High School (PHS) to learn about the best practices of the school in preparing for disasters.
A total of 75 teachers from Asean and Central Luzon gathered to discuss how the region can attain excellence in leading resilient schools in Southeast Asia.
OLONGAPO CITY -- With more informal groups and individuals eyed for livelihood opportunities in the remaining parts of the year, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Regional Office III, in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Public Employment Service Office (Peso), together with other partner agencies, recently provided livelihood assistance to marginalized individuals in Sta. Cruz, Zambales.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- An essay writing contest in Filipino for secondary students and a series of fora in state colleges and universities shall highlight the observance of the landmark 20th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) in Central Luzon this September.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government of San Fernando and the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham) is urging the management of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to find an immediate solution to the reported "system glitches", which has been causing frequent gridlocks and heavy traffic in its toll booths approaches, particularly in the northern section.