Tight security for GLF 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Officials of the Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) 2014 on Thursday disclosed that security will be "extra tight" to safeguard and maintain order for the thousands of spectators who will troop to the annual "Ligligan Parul" at Robinsons Starmills in this city on the evening of December 13.

Laus sees broader horizon for Sun.Star Pampanga

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Top Pampanga businessman Levy P. Laus sees Sun.Star Pampanga braving the unforgiving media business landscape with its signature adaptability and creativity, holding on to its long history of gaining the respect of news readers, diverse clients and businesses who and which see the paper as an effective means of showcasing their products.

Laus, in a sure tone, said he foresees a broader horizon for Sun.Star Pampanga in leading the way on the side of the newspaper business.

Police consolidating witnesses’ accounts on slay case

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:18 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY – The city police is gathering and consolidating accounts from witnesses in the gruesome killing of a woman here last Sunday.

This was learned from Superintendent Henry Flores, city police chief, who said that this will help investigators in establishing a lead on the slaying of Marian Lucas Gantan, 29, of Barangay Cacutud here.

Pamintuan back from US

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan wasted no time in going back to work after his trip in the United States where he was able to acquire additional medical equipment for the Ospital ning Angeles’ new Cardiac Center.

"I found out that the best way to shake-off the jetlag is to get back to work as soon as you can, and that we did,” said the mayor.

CDC earmarks P23-M for infra projects along parade grounds

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT — Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has earmarked more than P23 million for the on-going rehabilitation projects at the most frequented tourist destinations inside this Freeport.

The CDC has sent notice to all stakeholders, visitors, and tourists on the various inconveniences brought by the improvements being undertaken at the Clark Museum, Parade Grounds, Command Center, and the construction and installation of LED lighting along the 2.5-kilometer park.

Rapist of deaf-mute woman arrested

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Police arrested the suspect who raped a deaf and mute woman in his residence in Purok 6, San Pedro, City of San Fernando, Tuesday.

Superintendent Rechie Duldulao, chief of police of the City of San Fernando, said Rolly Bautista, 18, of the said barangay was arrested by operatives in his house at 3 p.m.

Sky Ranch opens with PH’s biggest ‘wheel’

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Sky Ranch Theme and Amusement Park on Wednesday gave mediamen and selected guests a peek on what it has to offer shoppers and mallers at the country's marathon mall, SM City Pampanga in this city.

SM City Pampanga Public Relations manager Rain Cervantes told Sun.Star Pampanga the main feature of Sky Ranch is the “Pampanga Eye” or “Big Wheel” measuring 65 meters in height and 50 meters in diameter.

Sun.Star Pampanga through the years

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

NO NEWSPAPER in Pampanga today can claim to have a colorful and influential and at some point turbulent history, like that of Sun.Star Pampanga. The history of community journalism in Pampanga is in one way or the other entwined with Sun.Star Pampanga, which in now credited as the only daily community paper in Pampanga and Central Luzon.

Humble Beginnings

Morales to file charges vs slain woman’s mom

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales said he is contemplating on filing libel charges against the mother of a woman who was shot dead in Barangay Mabiga last Sunday.

Morales said the accusation of Pyra Lucas, mother of Marian Lucas Gantan, that he is responsible for the killing of her daughter is baseless.

San Luis bags DAR national award

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

QUEZON CITY -- San Luis town in the province of Pampanga was named on Monday as the "Most Progressive Agrarian Reform Community" in the country besting other municipalities in Central Luzon and the entire nation as well.

Department of Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong, together with Department of Agrarian Reform Regional Director Arnel Dizon awarded the "Natatanging Gawad Parangal" (national level) to San Luis Mayor Venancio "Asyong" Macapagal and Vice-Mayor Leonardo Salas Jr. at the BSWM Convention Center in Diliman, here.

Garbo is new PBC executive board president

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:53 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- First District Board Member Crisostomo Garbo was elected president of the Executive Board of the Pampanga Blood Council (PBC) during their organizational meeting held Tuesday at the Executive House of Capitol, this city.

Governor Lilia Pineda reconstituted the Pampanga Blood Council through Executive Order 16-2014 to ensure the availability, accessibility, affordability and safety of blood and its component to all patients at all times, especially the poor.

Akyat bahay gang carts away P.4-M from school

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:44 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Suspected members of the Akyat Bahay gang carted away P400,000 in cash after robbing a school in Barangay San Pedro, Sta. Ana, town, recently.

Police said Grace Canlas, 42, and Liezel Soriano, both cashiers of St. Mary’s Angel College of Pampanga located at the said barangay told police that their office was robbed by unidentified men.

Bizwoman losses P732,000 to thief

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A 63-year-old businesswoman lost more than P700,000 from an unidentified armed man who barged-in her house in Barangay San Isidro, Magalang, Pampanga, recently.

Superintendent Ritz Rara, chief of police of Magalang, said that the suspect was armed with .38 caliber revolver when he entered the house of Agnes Nava of the said barangay.

Businessman shot to death in Bulacan

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:38 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A businessman was gunned down by car-riding armed men in front of Puregold Mall in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Guiguinto, Bulacan, Monday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Romualdo dela Cruz, 59, a businessman and a resident of Barangay Bagong Barrio, Pandi, Bulacan.

CL-RPOC creates 3 subcommittees

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:34 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Central Luzon Regional Peace and Order Council (CL-RPOC) under the chairmanship of Governor Aurelio Umali of Nueva Ecija, in its desire to fast track and effectively implement the peace and order initiatives of the region, created of three more subcommittees to complement existing groups.

The subcommittees created are for Internal Peace and Security (IPS), Anti-Criminality (AC), and Anti-Dangerous Drugs (ADD).

Santa’s picks at Toy Kingdom

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:29 p.m.

MAKE a wish . . . as Toy Kingdom makes a list of its top toys for the season. After all, Christmas is that magical time of year for kids and kids at heart.

Have fun playing Santa as you complete the list of Top toys available at all Toy Kingdom Express outlets in SM Stores and Toy Kingdom Stores in most SM Supermalls.

Tigerair Philippines’ 75% off seat sale

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:28 p.m.

TIGERAIR Philippines with its network made wider with Cebu Pacific holds a 75 percent off seat sale from November 25, 2014 to November 27, 2014 or until seats last.

P100,000 reward up for Gantan slay suspects

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 08:37 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- A P100,000 reward awaits individuals who can provide information, which may lead to the arrest of the suspects in the killing of a 29-year old woman here recently.

Marian Lucas Gantan, 29, single of Number 143 Barangay Cacutud, this city, was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen along the busy national road in Barangay Mabiga Sunday night.

Santiago: No tax hike in San Fernando

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 08:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- There will be no tax increase in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga next year.

This was disclosed by Mayor Edwin Santiago during the tax symposium held at the Heroes Hall yesterday to encourage early payment of taxes to avoid penalties.

PSSLAI launches e-Loan services

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 08:31 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Members of the Public Safety Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (PSSLAI) can easily avail of loans through the agency’s e-Loan (electronic loan) services, the latest product scheme using digital technology, said PSSLAI Vice Chairman and CEO Lucas Managuelod.

“Securing a loan would be as easy and convenient to members of PSSLAI with our e-Loan,” said Managuelod in his speech during the launching of the e-Loan here, adding applicants just have to call or send a text message to have their loan application processed.

Bring Christmas to your home from SM

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 08:24 p.m.

BRING the joy, love and beauty of Christmas to your home with dazzling ornaments and décor from SM Home.

These modern expressions of traditional holiday trimmings have an artisan touch that celebrates all that is creative and classic. At SM Home, there are lush Christmas trees and bountiful wreaths and garlands.

Woman shot dead in Mabalacat

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:52 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- A 29-year-old woman was shot dead by undetermined number of gunmen along the busy national road in Barangay Mabiga, Sunday night.

Superintendent Henry Flores, city police chief, identified the victim as Marian Gantan Lucas of 143 Barangay Cacutud, this city.

Pamintuan gets accolades from US-based Angeleños

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:46 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Even while on official leave abroad, World No. 8 City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is being congratulated by his fellow Angeleños who are based in the United States for the progress and development he has spearheaded for Angeles City.

“Everywhere I go here, even in the malls, our fellow Angeleños and Cabalens from other cities and towns of Pampanga would shake my hand, salute and congratulate me for our projects in Angeles City,” Pamintuan said in a statement to Sun.Star Pampanga.

Guiao vows to help hospital patients even without PDAF

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:44 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao has vowed to assist his constituents, including the poor ones plagued by hospital bills, despite the lack of the Priority Development Assistant Fund (PDAF) previously allotted for congressmen and senators.

Guiao, who was the guest of honor during the recent monthly meeting of the 33 Angeles City barangay captains, announced that he will assist residents of this city, Mabalacat City and Magalang town who have outstanding hospital bills.

Students, teachers create music video for Pope Francis

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:42 p.m.

LUBAO -- The Lubao Elementary School is sending out a YouTube music video to Pope Francis for his visit to the Philippines on January next year.

The music video featured Jamie Rivera's "We Are All God's Children", which was earlier announced as the official theme song of the papal visit.

CDC offers scholarship grants to employees

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:15 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation continues to provide development platforms for its employees as the state-run firm offers scholarship grants for higher education.

In a report to CDC president Arthur Tugade, the government-owned firm has offered its employees scholarship grants for a masters degree program to better equip employees for career development.

Wong lauds police for arrest of mom-son murder suspect

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:14 p.m.

SAN SIMON -- Mayor Leonora Wong lauded Monday Chief Inspector Michael Riego and the entire town police for the arrest of the suspect in the brutal slaying of a mother and her son inside their house in Barangay San Miguel, San Simon, Pampanga, early dawn Friday.

Wong said that the quick response of the police led to the arrest of the suspect within 24 hours after the crime was committed.

Dole-3 passes 1st ISO surveillance audit

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Almost one year since being hailed as an ISO-certified government agency, the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 3 (Dole-3) successfully passed its first surveillance ISO audit by German-based ISO-certifying body, DQS Holding GmbH.

Tricycle driver nabbed in Guagua for illegal drugs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:07 p.m.

GUAGUA -- A tricycle driver here was arrested recently after a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Guagua police at Barangay Pulungmasle, this town.

The arrest, the Guagua police said, is part of a series of operations against the illegal drugs trade.

HAU wins National Book Award for 9th time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 05:05 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Holy Angel University has won this year’s National Book Award (Food Category) for “Milk Pigs and Violet Gold: Philippine Cookery,” authored by Singaporean food writer Bryan Koh.

Koh received the award last Saturday night at the awards ceremonies held at the National Museum.

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