Porac’s ‘color run’ draws 300 runners

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.

PORAC -- At least 300 people, including Vice Mayor Dexter David, joined Sunday the color run organized to celebrate the fiesta of Barangay Sepung Bulaon here, the organizers said.

The color run is an event inspired by the five-kilometer paint race, which was started at Phoenix, Arizona in 2012. The runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run.

Pampanga LGUs among most competitive

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Lubao town and the cities of Angeles and San Fernando got high places in the National Competitiveness Council (NCC)'s 2014 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index or CMCI.

The CMCI 2014 featured a record number of 136 cities and 399 municipalities, up from 122 cities and 163 municipalities in the pilot run in 2013.

Kapampangan group donates food packages to orphanage

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

LUBAO -- The Kapampangan Ku Pagmaragul Ku, a group founded on Facebook (FB), has staged its "fifth mission" at the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) in this town.

The KKPK members donated food packages and cash to the RSCC, which houses close to 100 children.

2 bodies found in Pampanga, Tarlac

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two bodies of men, believed to be "salvage" victims, were found in two separate places in Pampanga and Tarlac, over the weekend.

One of the victims was found at a grassy portion along the Santo Rosarion Road in Barangay San Agustin, Santa Ana town, Pampanga.

Dad holds 6-year-old daughter hostage

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11:06 p.m.

BAMBAN, Tarlac - A six-year-old girl was held hostage on Friday by his own father inside an apartment they were renting.

The police said the hostage taker, identified as Christian Dela Cruz, 39, of sitio Matarulas, Barangay San Nicolas, Bamban, was allegedly depressed.

Angeles City named third best in gov’t efficiency

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:58 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – The local government here, under the leadership of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, has been cited as the third best in government efficiency during the recently concluded National Competitiveness Council Summit.

The said summit was jointly sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), National Competitiveness Council (NCC) and Department of Tourism and Industry (DTI).

Hotel exec: Allow visa-free entry of Indian nationals

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:58 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT - A top executive of a five-star hotel in this Freeport said that the government should allow the visa-free entry of Indian nationals in Clark.

Alfred Reyes, general manager of Widus Hotel and Casino, said that a law allows Indians to enter the country, through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), without visa or "visa upon arrival."

Cops bag Quest for PRO3 Hymn plum

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:57 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) singing cops were adjudged over-all champion in the Quest for Hymn competition conducted by the Police Regional Office-Central Luzon.

PRO3 director Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta launched Quest for PRO3 Hymn to get the official hymn of the regional police office.

Aeta mom-teachers now have 30 students in daycare school

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:56 p.m.

CAPAS, Tarlac - Two Aeta mothers now have around 30 students in a daycare school they opened five years ago in Patal Bato hills in Barangay Sta, Juliana here.

Emily Lundang, 32, and Myra Esteban, 31, belong to the Aeta Magan-tsi Tribe from Castillejos, Zambales. The two women and their families are survivors of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991, and decided to open the school for Aeta children after their studies were interrupted by the disaster.

9 CSF drug traders busted

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:55 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga - At least nine suspects engaged in the illegal drugs trade were arrested by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Luzon (PDEA-3) and Pampanga police during a raid in Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, last Thursday.

PDEA-3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified those arrested as Dexter Nonato, 35, alias Dexter, Roel Perez, Jennifer Perez, Edwin Sta. Maria, Mylene Macapagal, Benjamin Vivo, Elpidio Quijano, Archie Nicdao and Arsan Nicdao, all residents of the said Barangay.

FESAGS probes demolition row

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 09:16 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Firearms Explosives Security Agencies and Guard Supervision (FESAGS), a division of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said on Wednesday it is currently investigating the recent shooting incident, which involved a number of security guards and farmers at a 130-hectare farmland at Barangay, Maimpis in this city.

Last July 28, security guards from the Great Star Security Services Inc. shot a group of farmers while conducting a meeting about the ongoing demolition operation in the disputed farmland.

Clark workers to reach 100,000 mark by 2016

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 09:00 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Just short of 26,000 workers now, this former American military airbase-turned-industrial hub will reach the 100,000 mark of a strong and growing workforce by 2016.

This was gleaned after the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Marketing Office reported the growth that will continue to generate more than 80,000 jobs within the next five years, and the millions of tax revenues to invest for the future of the Freeport and the country.

130 lights installed along MNR

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:53 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- At least 130 street lights were installed along a dark portion of the MacArthur Highway or the Manila North Road (MNR) here as of August 6 to safeguard motorists traveling along the busy stretch, Mayor Edwin Santiago said on Wednesday.

In a press conference shortly after his State of the City Address, Santiago said the lights were put from the area near the Greenfields Subdivision, Barangay Sindalan up to Telasbastagan, the village at the boundary of this city and Angeles City.

P4M San Luis school building nearing completion

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:50 p.m.

SAN LUIS -- The construction of the two-storey, four-classroom building at San Luis High School in Barangay Sto. Tomas here will be finished by the end of the month to address the growing number of students and the shortage of classrooms.

Solar News Channel opens Kapampangan news program

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:38 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Solar News Channel aired nationwide on Monday a new Kapampangan current affairs program on entertainment, business, international news, technology, and weather reports.

In an attempt to penetrate Central Luzon viewers, the Kapampangan News is a 30-minute newscast, which produces inspiring stories of national and regional relevance.

Tapang: Designate municipal disaster, environment officers

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:34 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT – Pampanga Board Member Mike Tapang reiterated his call to officials of municipalities in the province to create permanent positions for their respective disaster and environment officers.

Tapang, president of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Pampanga Chapter, said that they passed a resolution during a recent convention at the Oxford Hotel here to support this move.

Robbery suspect arrested for illegal possession of firearms

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:32 p.m.

FLORIDABLANCA -- A laborer was arrested recently by police for his alleged involvement in a Tire Factory robbery and possession of an unregistered shotgun and suspected shabu paraphernalia in Pandaguirig Resettlement in this town.

Police Superintendent Jhoanna Rosales, Floridablanca police chief, identified the suspect as Angelito Manabat, 36, a laborer from Block 19, Lot 8, Pandaguirig Resettlement here.

Subic Freeport firms, schools form ICT council

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:28 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- A multi-sectoral organization was formed by companies, schools and government agencies involved in information and communications technology here.

The Subic Bay Freeport ICT Advisory Council was formed with lawyer Severo Pastor Jr., manager of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) as labor department president.

Santiago to Fernandinos: ‘Think big, dream big’

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:05 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago urged Thursday all Fernandinos to continue “thinking big and dreaming big” as his administration sets into motion the grand master development plan for the city in the next two years.

Hundreds of workers displaced by Clark GGLC project row

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:01 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Hundreds of workers were affected following a dispute between two entities handling the development of the Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) inside the Freeport.

Officials of Peregrine Development International, Incorporated (Peregrine) disclosed that some 180 officers, staff and laborers and about 500 construction workers were laid off after the Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC) stopped funding the project.

Rodriguez’s lone district proposal gets support

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:00 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Pampanga Third District Representative Oscar Rodriguez's proposal converting the City of San Fernando into a lone district has drawn support from officials and other stakeholders here.

During the recent public hearing attended by various local government City Councilor Lito Ocampo, chairman of the committee on good governance, explained why there is a need to create a separate congressional district for the city.

Candaba municipal hall renovation kicks-off

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:51 p.m.

CANDABA -- Mayor Rene Maglanque announced Thursday the start of the proposed renovation of this town’s municipal hall in the initial amount of P10-million.

Maglanque said that the initial funds were sourced from the office of Senator Lito Lapid.

Illegal online gambling operation nets 2 Koreans

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:45 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Two Korean nationals were arrested by operatives of the Regional Intelligence Division for illegal gambling operations during a raid at Room 102, Building B, Clarkhills Village, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, recently.

Chief Inspector Melvin Montante, head of the Regional Intelligence Division, identified those arrested as Dongjoon Yoon, 37, and Jawnwoo Bae, 35, both operators of on-line gaming.

Pampanga police chiefs reshuffled

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) Central Luzon office said it has recently reshuffled police chiefs in Pampanga.

The PNP has assigned new police chiefs for this city, Apalit town, and Mexico town.

Widus Hotel announces new casino hall launch

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:36 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- A top executive of Widus Hotel has announced the opening of the new site of their casino early next year.

Widus Hotel general manager Alfred Reyes revealed this on Wednesday during the monthly talk show “Talk Widus” sponsored by the Pampanga Press Club.

Who will bid Star Mill goodbye next?

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- As the battle for stardom heats up, another Region III talent will have to bid CLTV 36’s Star Mill: Central Luzon Talent Search Season 2 goodbye as the Magic Six are trimmed down to five during the fifth round semi finals eliminations at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 9.

42 Chinese, Taiwanese busted for phone fraud

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in coordination with the Interpol arrested recently a total of 42 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals in separate raids conducted in two exclusive subdivisions in separate cities.

Through the effect of search warrant 14-020 that was released by Judge Honorio Guanlao Jr. of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 57, the NBI busted two resident houses in Hacienda Royale in Telebastagan, City of San Fernando and Villa Teresa in Angeles City in Pampanga.

AirAsia to resume Kuala Lumpur-Clark flights

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The AirAsia will resume its four times a week flights to Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur-Clark and vice versa -- starting October 17, 2014.

Passengers may book this new route with a base fare promo of P710 only for Clark to Kuala Lumpur beginning today.

9 huge aircraft diverted to CRK

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Nine huge aircraft were diverted to Clark International Airport (CRK) late Tuesday night after a Saudi Airlines Boeing 747 stalled at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Runway 06/24 and caused air traffic congestion.

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president and CEO Victor Jose Luciano said that wide-bodied aircraft were safely accommodated at the Clark aviation facility.

Private sector shows support to Angeles traffic office

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:13 p.m.

ANGELES CITY – "Our strong partnership with the private sector is a manifestation of our administration’s commitment in providing good public service to our citizens – as such, we extend our gratitude to these people who are supporting us in solving our traffic woes."

Thus said Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during Monday's flag raising rites at the city hall, where the Angeles City Traffic Enforcement and Management Office (ACTEMO) received a total of 90 high-visibility "reflectorized” vests from one Dan Palma, a retired American serviceman and private citizen of Angeles.

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