LUBAO -- A tricycle driver here was recently arrested after a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Lubao police at Barangay San Nicolas II, this town.
The arrest, the Lubao police anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of their local campaign against the illegal drugs trade.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Around 200 industry stakeholders recently attended the Northern Luzon Shipping Summit at Clark Freeport, which was organized by the Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation.
Clark Development Corporation President Arthur Tugade vouched that the Clark Airport and Subic Bay seaport, which are both former American bases, could be viables gateway for Northern Luzon.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala lauded the efforts of Gawad Kalinga (GK) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office here for the two-hectare land project in Bulacan that will be used for technology demonstrations and would benefit other provinces in Central Luzon.
ARAYAT -- Two suspected motorcycle riding criminals (MRCs) opened fire on a residential area in Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat, Pampanga killing a man last Saturday.
The Arayat police identified the victim as Remy Mesina, 45, a resident of Purok 1, Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat, Pampanga.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The war versus illegal drugs is now down to the level of homeowners in the City of San Fernando.
Governor Lilia Pineda relayed this on Saturday to more than 700 members and of officers of the city’s Federation of Homeowners Association or FEDHOA during an anti-illegal drugs summit at Heroes Hall.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda met with officials of the Department of Health (DOH), municipal health officers and doctors to drum up a united effort against dengue in Pampanga following the rise of dengue cases and the recent declaration of an outbreak in one municipality.
Pineda directed the local officials to use resources and manpower available to reduce incidents of dengue. She cited the need to for clean-ups and other measures.
FLORIDABLANCA -- A construction painter here was recently arrested following a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Floridablanca police at the Barangay Del Carmen, this town.
The arrest, Floridablanca police anti-illegal drugs unit said, is part of their local campaign against illegal drugs trade.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Councilor Jimmy Lazation has urged officers of the federated home owner associations and members in the City of San Fernando to join the effort of the City and Provincial Government in a multi-sectoral joint effort to eradicate drug pushing and drug use here.
This as the Provincial Government of Pampanga led by Governor Lilia Pineda and city officials held another Anti-Drug Summit at the Heroes Hall over the weekend. The event was attended by dozens of sector leaders in the fight against drug abuse along with agency heads and other government officials.
CANDABA -- Governor Lilia Pineda and Mayor Rene Maglanque, together with Butil Farmers Party Representative Agapito Guanlao, distributed educational assistance worth P1.51 million to 302 college scholars, sustainable livelihood program to 178 small entrepreneurs worth P900,000, and 20 goats and sheeps to farmers.
Maglanque said a total of 829 first year college students in this town benefited from the participatory grassroots budgeting (PGB) of the national government this year.
SUBIC FREEPORT -- “Lana” is the name of the female dolphin calf.
This was announced on Saturday by officials of Ocean Adventure, a marine theme park here.
GUAGUA -— Several farmers and traders in the province expressed apprehension over the upcoming regional economic integration of the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean), which is set to materialize next year.
The regional economic integration will create an Asean Economic Community (AEC), which envisions Southeast Asia as "a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, a region of equitable economic development, and a region fully integrated into the global economy."
PORAC -- Dozens of barangay captains and tanods from this town's villages gathered on Friday at the home of former Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon here for the Anti-Drug Summit meant to increase awareness on the drug problem at the grassroots level as they were urged by Governor Lilia Pineda to help in the campaign.
ANGELES CITY -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Angeles City vowed that it will continuously improve its facilities to provide utmost comfort and convenience to its clients.
During the agency's second semester "Big Clean Up and Big Sorting Day" on, LTO Angeles City Chief Transportation Regulation Officer Aida Santiago said that serving their clients come from the heart.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A man was injured Wednesday morning when a delivery truck collided with another truck, rescue authorities from the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) said.
According to NLEx officials, the truck with plate number RET 225 was headed for Pangasinan to deliver bagoong (fish paste) when a truck, which came from Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga slammed it from behind at around 12:30 a.m.
TARLAC CITY -- Luisita Industrial Park in Tarlac City on Friday took the distinction as the very first economic zone in the country to be a Labor Law Compliant Eco-zone, thus posing a tough act for other economic zones all over the country to follow.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda has called on all local officials including homeowner associations in the province to join forces in the fight against illegal drugs.
During a summit on Anti-Illegal Drugs held at Heroes Hall here, Pineda asked Fernandinos to support provincial officials in eradicating of illegal drug problems among subdivisions not only in San Fernando but also in the entire province.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 306 blood donors joined on Friday the bloodletting activity of the provincial government themed, "Daya Cu, Saup Cu, Blood Donors Cu, Pagmaragul Cu," to help augment the blood requirements needed by the patients in the province.
Governor Lilia Pineda called the blood donors as "modern day heroes".
ANGELES CITY -- The "Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair 2014" scheduled on October 28 to 31, 2014 at the Event Center of SM City Clark here is expected to showcase government services and bring government programs closer to the people.
Kabisig chairman Daniel Guillen said that the event is a one-stop information exhibit that will feature government office profiles, service facilities, programs, projects and accomplishments, including products and services.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Officials of the Peregrine Development International Incorporated (Peregrine) said Friday that they are not required to register with the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB).
Dennis Wright, president and chief executive officer of Peregrine, said that international firms like Peregrine are not required to register with PCAB.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A bus conductor died and six passengers were injured during a collision of two buses and a cargo truck along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) in Barangay Sampaloc, Apalit, Pampanga, early dawn Friday.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Pampanga police provincial director, said the lone fatality was identified as Quevil Pugal, 40, Dominion Bus Lines conductor.
SAN LUIS -- A blood-soaked man, who was shot by a still unidentified suspect, was found at Sitio Tagulod, Barangay Sta. Monica, San Luis town.
The San Luis police identified the victim as Moises Ponce, 34, a resident of Barangay Mangga, Candaba town. The dead body was found in grassland at around 6 a.m. on Friday.
SA HULING bilang, mayroong mga 15,000 Korean nationals ang naninirahan sa Lungsod Angeles at ilang karatig pook nito katulad ng Porac, Mabalacat at Capas, Tarlac. Malaki ang naitutulong nila sa lokal na economiya.
Halimbawa na lang, kahit anong araw ka mapasyal diyan sa mga shopping malls kagaya ng SM at Marquee, tiyak may makakasalubong kang Koreano, at tiyak din na may mapapansin kang kumakain sa mga restoran.
CLARK FREEPORT -- A top official of the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC) has revealed that Peregrine Development International Incorporated (Peregrine) is not a registered contractor.
GGDC president and Chief Executive Officer Mark Williams said documents obtained from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) show that Peregrine is not a duly accredited contractor.
ANGELES CITY -- Hailed by the New York Times in a review as "arguably the greatest pork dish on earth," this city’s renowned sisig will highlight "Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival" slated on October 17 to 19 at the Activity Center of MarQuee Mall here.
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has vowed to build the city's third park at the red-light district of Barangay Balibago here.
"A third people's park will soon rise near the Checkpoint Transport Terminal in Barangay Balibago," Pamintuan said.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Autism is an incurable condition but proper education, behavioral, and dietary interventions may help in reducing its risks.
This is the key message conveyed during the “Autism, Behavior, and Diet: Merong bang Konek?” organized by the Autism Society of the Philippines (ASP) recently at the Christian Academy, Dolores, City of San Fernando Pampanga.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two alleged top leaders of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) were arrested by authorities during a manhunt operation in Barangay San Antonio, Mexico, Pampanga, on Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director, identified the arrested suspects as Eugenia Magpantay-Topacio, alias "Reming" and her partymate-husband Agaton "Boy" Topacio alias Cosme, both residents of the said barangay.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government here recently conducted a safety driving seminar to decrease the growing number of accidents in the city.
Based on the data of the city traffic management division, for the month of September 2014 alone, the city recorded a total of 41 vehicular accidents.
ANGELES CITY -- In celebration of World Post Day, SM Supermalls celebrated the National Letter Writing Day at SM City Clark in partnership with the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) on Thursday.
Dubbed "Pinasaya," the postal awareness campaign aims to develop the writing skills of students and help them hone their composition skills, as well as foster the enjoyment of sending and receiving letters through the postal office.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Porac officials led by Mayor Condralito dela Cruz recently led the distribution of 2,000 locally funded PhilHealth cards at the Jose Songco Lapid Cultural And Civic Center in bid to help indigents get access to quality health services.
Councilor Mark Valencia said that the event was attended by Vice Mayor Dexter David along with local and barangay officials.