CLARK FREEPORT -- National and local leaders have recognized on Friday the need to promote Clark International Airport (CRK) as an international gateway of the country.
The promotion and marketing of the airport was aired during a congressional hearing at the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) yesterday.
SUBIC FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda enjoined the members of the Pampanga Mayors’ League (PML) to strengthen their efforts in maintaining peace and order in their respective cities and municipalities to boost the development of the whole province in a meeting in Subic on Wednesday.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A former policeman and current barangay council was gunned down by three unidentified armed men riding on board a motorcycle along Olongapo-Gapan road in Barangay San Mateo, Arayat, Pampanga, on Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, Officer-In-Charge of Pampanga Police Provincial Office, identified the victim as retired SPO2 Pedro Miranda, 56, and presently a kagawad of Barangay Suclayin in Arayat town.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Motorcycle Riding Criminals shot to death a businessman in Barangay San Vicente, Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, police reported on Friday.
Senior Superintendent Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police provincial director, identified the fatality as Noelito Salaver, 44, a businessman and a resident of Sitio Libis, of the said barangay.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Motorcycle Riding Criminals (MRCs) gunned down a 41-year-old man in front of a store along Dominican Avenue, Barangay Gabon, Abucay, Bataan, police reported Friday.
Senior Superintendent Flynn Dongbo, officer-in-charge of the Bataan police provincial office, said that Tommy Angeles, 41, a resident of the said barangay was sitting in front of Lourdes Store and Carinderia when waylaid by the suspects.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police recently arrested the number 9 most wanted person in San Jose City, Tarlac, during a raid in Taguig City.
Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Officer-In-Charge of the Tarlac Police Provincial Office, identified the arrested as Luisito Pangilinan, Jr., 29, a resident of Barangay Abar 1st, San Jose City.
ANGELES CITY -- The local government here, through the City Health Office (CHO), has recently unveiled its plans to expand its surgical outreach program.
The Agyu Tamu Medikalinga Center, located at the Boy Scout Angeles City Council in Barangay Sto. Domingo, is the local government's surgical outreach program which continues to offer free minor surgeries to citizens. These surgeries include the removal of sebaceous cysts, lymphoma cysts, tendon cysts, abscesses, warts, and even small breast masses, among others.
ANGELES CITY -- City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting started Thursday the distribution of free shoes to 1,000 public school students here under her "Lakad sa Karunungan: Taking Small Steps for a Brighter Future " program that benefits indigent students.
Vega-Cabigting said that the program, which provides shoes to underprivileged students, aims to improve the morale and quality of educational experience of indigent students. She added that poor families could barely afford shoes for their children in public schools.
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has exhorted city employees here to make sure that they are working to eliminate "red tape" in government services.
Pamintuan issued this statement during the city government’s re-launching of the Citizen’s Charter at the Sanggunian Session Hall, held August 13.
ARAYAT -- For the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) of this town, the recurring disasters and climate change strengthen the necessity to push for reforestation initiatives not only to make the province greener but also to protect low-lying areas from heavy flooding.
Last August 22, the Department of Health through the BHWs of Barangay San Juan Baño, Arayat, Pampanga collaborated with the Office of Mayor Emmanuel "Bon" Alejandrino to jump-start this year's tree-planting activities at Mt. Arayat.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- A net profit of P1.2 billion in the financial performance in the first semester of this year was the highest in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)'s entire 21-year history.
This was said by SBMA authorities in its midyear accomplishment report.
ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Repertory Theater is currently staging "Grease" as part of its 10th Season offering, at the AUF St. Cecilia’s Auditorium, Angeles City, it was announced by AUF Repertory resident director and theater veteran Professor Emeritus Tony Mabesa.
"Grease" is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals with book and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
MICHAEL Toledo, media-bureau head of the Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) group of companies and Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Philex Mining Corporation, recently graced and keynoted the sixth general membership meeting and conference of the United Print Media Group (UPMG) held at The Manila Times offices in Intramuros, Manila on August 20, 2014.
Talking about the importance of corporate transparency in times of media crisis, Toledo said, “One thing to remember that is crucial in a crisis is to tell it all, tell it fast and tell the truth.”
ANGELES CITY -- Businessman and technology expert Dennis Anthony Uy has vowed to make this city his laboratory in developing a "smart city" that is technology-driven in its governance systems in revenues and tax collection, traffic management, crime prevention, disaster mitigation, and development planning, among others.
Uy stressed the importance of technology in promoting efficiency and in preventing corruption in government.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Government agencies have joined hands to prevent criminal syndicates from using Clark International Airport as transitory area for human trafficking and transshipment point for illegal drugs.
The first memorandum of agreement was forged between the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) and the Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG) to prevent the entry of drugs into the country.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested on Monday three suspected Muslim drug dealers and their cohort during a buy-bust operation at Purok 6, Barangay San Pedro Cutud, City of San Fernando.
Senior Superintendent Marlon Madrid, officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO), identified the arrested as Asnia Dimasar, 25, Baisaman Bongsara, 19, and Nasima Abdulrahman, 29, all temporarily residing in the said barangay.
CLARK FREEPORT -- Smart Communications Incorporated (Smart) has expanded its data offers to provide its subscribers seamless connectivity even when out of the country.
This is amid the growing number of Filipinos who rely on mobile internet.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) joined on Tuesday the entire Philippine National Police in celebrating the 113th Police Service anniversary at the parade grounds here by recognizing its outstanding men and units.
Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras graced the celebration themed “Pulisya Kaagapay ang mamamayan para sa patuloy na Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran”, which aptly manifests the PNP’s and PRO3’s continuing partnership with the community for sustained proficiency and excellence in law enforcement towards peace and order particularly in Central Luzon.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A 38-year old man was arrested in a PNP-checkpoint along the road of Barangay San Isidro, Guagua, Pampanga, over the weekend.
Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, Regional Public Safety Battalion (PRSB3) commander, identified the suspect as Ricardo Bautista alias Tisoy, 38, of Batiawan, Subic, Zambales.
MACABEBE -- Lonell "Con" Macalino, board director of the Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (Pelco III) for Macabebe, was unopposed in the election held here over the weekend.
Macalino, who was appointed by Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan in October 2012, was the lone candidate and got a fresh three-year mandate as member of the Pelco III board.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- What the visually impaired students of San Fernando Elementary School lacked in visual senses they compensated in other talents and skills as they wowed those who attended the White Cane Safety Day celebration at SM City San Fernando Downtown yesterday.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – "Let's all be supermen and superwomen in fighting poverty, curbing corruption and in pursuing good governance."
So said Mayor Edwin Santiago on Monday during as he enjoined Fernandinos to support the moves of the national government in alleviating the lives of millions of poor Filipinos and ensuring corruption-free governance, starting with the City of San Fernando.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Green City Master Development Plan prepared by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has gained a head-ground at the House of Representatives as congressmen adopted a resolution expressing support for the plan.
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- One of the suspects in the robbery and murder of a British national in Angeles City last August 15, was arrested recently.
Senior Superintendent Eden Ugale, Angeles City police director, identified the suspect as Jayson Pamintuan, a resident of Barangay San Jose here.
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.