Santiago delivers service on birthday

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago chose to spent his birthday last Saturday by delivering much needed social services to Fernandinos.

Sans an extravagant and flashy celebration, the mayor instead led the city’s health team composed of doctors, nurses, midwives, health workers and volunteers in conducting a medical and dental mission for residents of Barangay San Pedro Cutud, the community where Santiago grew up.

DILG urges LCEs to prepare for El Niño

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon office headed by Director Florida Dijan urged local chief executives (LCEs) to join in preparing for the El Niño phenomenon.

SBMA tops free ports, eco-zones with P185-million dividends

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) emerged as the highest dividends contributor among special economic zones in the country during the recent Dividends Day in Malacañang, an annual event recognizing government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) with the highest remittances.

SBMA remitted a total of P185 million to the National Treasury this year, the first time for the Subic agency after more than a decade.

CDRRMO prepares for National Disaster Consciousness Month

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) has been preparing for the upcoming National Disaster Consciousness Month in July.

National Disaster Consciousness Month is celebrated the whole month, with disaster response groups conducting training, seminars and drills that will enhance the preparedness in times of emergencies.

Set guidelines on waste-to-energy programs, DENR asked

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 10:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) chief Art Punzalan is urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to set up guidelines on how to implement alternative "waste-to-energy programs."

Punzalan's call is in line with the law banning open waste dumping and the strict implementation of segregation measures.

Autism detection seminar held

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 09:05 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Social Welfare and Development Office conducted a seminar on early detection of autism at the Hereos Hall recently.

The seminar, dubbed Early Detection and Intervention Disability Seminar, focused on detection of symptoms of possible disability among the children through careful observation including diagnosis and handling of patients with the help of institutions.

Aquino adopted son of Sapang Biabas

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 09:01 p.m.

MABALACAT CITY -- The barangay council of Sapang Biabas here recently approved a resolution adopting City Councilor Gerald Guttrie Aquino as adopted son of the village.

Barangay chairman Rizalino Garcia and Councilmen Noel Rivera, Esteban Liwanag, Jesus Santos, Efren Mendiola, Alberto Rivera, Pepito Patio and Marissa Sanchez, during their 12th regular session, unanimously approved Resolution 18, series of 2014, "A Resolution Adopting Honorable Attorney Gerald Guttrie P. Aquino, City Councilor of Mabalacat as Adopted Son of Barangay Sapang Biabas, Mabalacat City, Pampanga".

Tattoo festival held in Santa Ana town

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.

SANTA ANA -- The Masbu Ink Tattoo together with the Pampanga Tattoo Artist Club held a tattoo feast titled "Makuleng Santiago" at the Sta. Ana covered court last Saturday.

The event aims to create understanding and awareness to society the importance and the meaning of having a tattoo and to display body arts and the talents of the different tattoo artists.

P49.2-M NPP loans benefit thousands

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 01:05 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some P49.20 million has been released by the Provincial Government of Pampanga for its Negosyo King Panyulung Program (NPP) benefiting some 6,558 aspiring micro-entrepreneurs.

BSP warns public on bogus solicitors

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 09:54 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- An official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Pampanga warned the public against individuals posing as BSP officials who solicit sponsorships.

"The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas San Fernando branch in Pampanga warns the public against individuals and/or groups posing as BSP officials," Luzviminda Soriano, deputy director of the BSP here, said in a statement.

Angeles DRRMC ready for disasters

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 09:36 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) on Friday said the City Government is already prepared with its year-round plan in responding to calamities.

Angeles DRRMC head Rochelle Aguilar said that even if the city is not prone to flooding, some barangays are susceptible to soil erosion, especially those along the Abacan Riverbank.

Pampanga, Bataan cities earn e-Readiness awards

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 09:09 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The cities of Angeles and San Fernando in Pampanga and Balanga in Bataan were among the 10 cities nationwide that were conferred Wednesday with the 2014 e-Readiness Leadership Award.

In a statement, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon Director Florida Dijan said that representatives of the three local government units (LGUs) received the recognition at the conclusion of an information and communication technology (ICT) innovations forum in Makati City recently.

Angeles waste reduced by segregation

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 09:00 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- An official of the City Environment and Natural Resources Officer (Cenro) on Friday said the volume of garbage sent to the central material recovery facility (MRF) here has significantly decreased since the implementation of the waste segregation program last March.

Cenro head Francis Pangilinan, during the solid waste management board meeting, said his office has "evaluated what our waste segregation program has accomplished and what we must do after."

Barangay to establish more MRFs

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- An official of Barangay Dolores in this city on Saturday said that the local council headed by chairman Vilma Caluag is planning to establish more materials recovery facilities (MRFs) to address the village's garbage problem.

Barangay secretary Freddierick Castro said MRFs are most helpful in maintaining cleanliness in the 28 subdivisions covered by the barangay.

Pamintuan threatens to sue over snail-paced works

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A dismayed Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Wednesday threatened to file cases over the slow Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) projects here citing the adverse effects of the problem to commercial activities as well as to motorists and commuters of the city.

"Resume work or we will file cases," Pamintuan said in a statement.

Capitol union urged to be ‘selfless’

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:35 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Newly installed officials and directors of the Provincial Government of Pampanga Employees Union were challenged Wednesday by Governor Lilia Pineda to set aside vested self-interests and instead work together with Capitol in looking after the welfare of Kapampangans.

During their oath-taking rites at the Governor's Office, Pineda told the core of the union that looking after the welfare of its members is "just 20 percent and that the remaining 80 percent should be dedicated to serving the people of Pampanga."

Chinese firm to invest P9-B at Subic Freeport

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- A Chinese firm will be investing a total of P9 billion for an exported-oriented business project here.

This was disclosed by Roberto Garcia, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman, adding that the SBMA board of directors has approved the Panhua Group Co. Ltd, proposal.

CDRRMO promotes LMRTO

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) conducted an orientation on Restricted Land Mobile Radio Telephone Operations (LMRTO) at the Heroes Hall last Monday for the preparation of the city in case of disasters.

The orientation was done in order to inform the city marshals and the City Environment and Natural Resources personnel about the necessary details needed to be ready and prepared.

Scribe sets photo exhibit at SM City Clark

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:22 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Images of New York City takes centerstage in this year’s celebration of Filipino-American Friendship Day in Clark as a photo exhibit coinciding with the July 4 celebration takes place at SM City here.

An exhibit titled “I Love New York” will feature photos of varying subjects taken by journalist Noel Tulabut while covering the United Nations General Assembly and the initiatives of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York since 2005.

241 new police recruits take oaths

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 09:14 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- A total of 241 new police recruits took their oath of office during the flag raising ceremony held at the Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) parade grounds here on Wednesday.

Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, PRO3 director, administered the oath taking of the police recruits after they were presented by Senior Superintendent Flynn Dongbo, chief of the Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division.

Livelihood, tourism mulled in socialized housing plan

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

MAGALANG -- A former mayor in this town said that he is eyeing livelihood and eco-tourism in the proposed socialized housing area, which will be developed in a 50-hectare property owned the local government.

Pablo "Sonny" David, who was appointed mayor under former President Cory Aquino's revolutionary government in 1987, issued the statement after some groups expressed apprehensions about the housing project in Barangay Ayala.

Angeles village lauded for drive vs dengue

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) has lauded the efforts of a village here for implementing various programs to prevent the spread of dengue.

Health officials, including Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag, presented a certificate of recognition to Barangay Balibago during the Asean Dengue Day held at the Bayanihan Park here on Sunday.

‘Ibon-Ebon’ funds go to education

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:02 p.m.

CANDABA -- Some P6.5-million allocated for the two-day Ibon-Ebon Festival has been diverted to scholarship funds amounting to P5 million, which would benefit some 1,000 college and high school students from the 33 barangays of the municipality.

Around the region

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

Aurora

DPWH starts bypass road

Pamintuan wants a more beautiful city

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is now implementing more beautification programs for this city and is set to embark on more impact projects.

This came after Pamintuan attended the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2014 (WCSMF) in Singapore recently where the latter has benchmarked possible programs for cascading to the governance of Angeles City.

CESD provides free livelihood training

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:26 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Employment Service Division (CESD) here conducted a training for Fernandinas recently to help them in their livelihood.

The training is about beauty care which is also a program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), which aims to give free learning sessions in order to know the basic steps and knowledge when it comes to beauty and wellness.

Dengue cases in Central Luzon decline

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:17 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon Director Dr. Leonita Gorgolon said recently that there has been a decline in the number of dengue cases in the region.

Gorgolon noted of a National Epidemiology Center (NEC) report, which revealed that there is a downward trend in the number of dengue cases in the region as a result of unified efforts to curb the infectious disease.

DOT, DILG forge pact on tourism development

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:13 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- A memorandum of agreement, which will adopt a convergence program on tourism as a vehicle for Local Economic Development (LED), was recently forged by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here.

A statement issued by the DOT in Central Luzon said that Joint Memorandum Circular 2014-001 aims to ensure that the policy environment and regulatory processes would allow local businesses to grow and expand in order to create more jobs and employment for locals.

San Fernando to deploy ‘soldiers of environment’

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:10 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Government here will soon deploy “soldiers of the environment” or “kawal ng kalikasan” in a bid to promote environmental protection and awareness.

Sta. Ana students get educational assistance

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:07 p.m.

STA. ANA -- Some 344 indigent students from this town were the recipients of this quarter's educational assistance program of the Municipal Government of Sta. Ana.

The distribution was personally facilitated by Mayor Rommel Concepcion, accompanied by Vice Mayor Medy Nolasco and councilor Rhodora Nacpil.

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