Carnapped mini-bus recovered in Tarlac

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 08:06 p.m.

CAPAS, Tarlac -- The anti-carnapping group of Capas Police Station in Tarlac recently raided a compound in Barangay Estrada, Capas and recovered a suspected stolen mini-bus from San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan.

The raiding team led by SPO1 Rodrigo Salazar and SPO2 Rommel Sevilla of the Provincial Highway Patrol Group found three mini buses in the garage, with one ready for repainting.

San Fernando in full gear for GLF 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 07:58 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A month before this year's Giant Lantern Festival (GLF) on December 13, the City of San Fernando is in full gear for a bigger and brighter "Ligligan Parul" at Robinsons Starmills.

"This year, we will be witnessing the play of colors, lights and sounds from nine competing barangays of the city. We’ve been meeting as early as the first week of September to put plans together," revealed Theresa Laus, chairman of this year’s GLF executive committee.

Cops net 5 in drug buy-bust

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 07:56 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency III (PDEA-3) and Provincial Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) arrested on Wednesday five suspected drug pushers during a buy-bust operation at Purok 3, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

PDEA-3 director Jeoffrey Tacio identified the arrested suspect as Luis De Guzman alias Dyongki, 45; Ferlizardo Manalili, 42; Felita De Guzman, 55; Danilo Dua, 42; and Merwin Sta. Maria, 22; all residents of Purok 3, Barangay San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Trader to new CIAC chief: ‘Do miracle for CRK’

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:36 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- Businessman Rene Romero has urged Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Emigdio Tanjuatco, Jr. to speed up development in the airport before the term of President Aquino expires in 2016 and "do a miracle."

"We just hope and pray that in the remaining term of the President, he (Tanjuatco) can make a miracle [for Clark International Airport (CRK)]," Romero said.

Guv's food aid benefit fisherfolk in Macabebe

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Indigent fisherfolk in the coastal village of Consuelo in Macabebe town received on Tuesday some 1,000 food packs as assistance from Governor Lilia Pineda to augment the meager income and daily subsistence of the family beneficiaries.

The governor said fisherfolks should feel and experience that they the government is willing to help in times of need and let them know that the Capitol is working for the economic development particularly those in the rural areas.

CDC hits P2B income

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:17 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has gained a total income of P2 billion during the first half of 2014, officials here said.

Based on the figure, the state-owned corporation’s net income, which was pegged at P277 million, went higher by 25 percent compared to the same period last year.

Brightwoods to stage ‘Shrek The Musical’

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:09 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Theater season at Brightwoods School begins once again as it stages, in cooperation with Angeles Medical Center, an adaptation of "Shrek The Musical" on November 21.

Creative Director Ditas Yap said that senior students of the school will be at the forefront of this theatrical challenge.

DILG-3 orients members of LPRATs

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:06 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- In line with the national thrust of inclusive growth and development, the Grassroots Participatory Process (GPP) shall be mainstreamed to all concerned sectors specifically by having updates on the status of GPP FY 2014 project implementation, GPP FY 2015 proposed projects and GPP FY 2016.

Purisima leads launch of Nueva Ecija police station

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:05 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima led the inauguration of a P13-million new police station in Science City Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Tuesday.

Purisima lauded the partnership between the police and the local government particularly City Mayor Nestor Alvarez. He said the city deserves the best service to protect the community.

San Fernando fetes loyal employees

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:03 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago feted on Tuesday with loyalty awards long-time employees and officials of the city government here in recognition of their dedicated services during a ceremony held at the Heroes Hall.

Through its Programs on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (Praise), the City Human Resources Management Office has successfully managed to pool together and identify 161 employees who have rendered several years of service to Fernandinos.

SITG Angeles has cartographic sketch of CIAC engineer’s killer

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:01 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Angeles already has the cartographic sketch of the suspect who shot and killed the chief engineer of Aviation Engineering Department of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).

In a text message, Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac Police Provincial Director, said "nakakuha na kami ng cartographic sketch ng suspect."

No cellphone, smoking for Angeles cops

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:41 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Handheld electronic devices are important communication tools but cops of this city have been sternly banned from using mobile phones for personal use while on duty.

Jay Pelayo IV, deputy of the Angeles City Information Office (CIO), said the ban was suggested by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who noticed that many police personnel on public roads were texting, calling, and browsing on their mobile phones and other gadgets.

Guv vows to augment salaries of Cafgus

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:29 p.m.

MACABEBE -- Governor Lilia Pineda vowed to augment the monthly salaries of the members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in the province.

This came as Pineda visited and turned over a motorized pump boat to Captain Alwin Malate, commander of the Cafgu detachment in Barangay Consuelo, this town on Tuesday.

Businessman: Gov’t failed on Clark airport plan

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:25 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The National Government has failed to maximize the full potential and development of the Clark International Airport (CRK), businessman Rene Romero said recently.

Much has been said by the government about Clark airport but no tangible improvements were put in place, said Romero.

Thousands expected to grace Clark festival

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:18 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE -- The state-owned Clark Development Corporation (CDC) said thousands of spectators are expected to attend the Clark Grand Festival scheduled on December 5 to 7.

The CDC Tourism Promotions Office (TPO) said the event will highlight food, music and entertainment.

Man nabbed for stealing rice in Arayat warehouse

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:17 p.m.

ARAYAT -- A man was arrested here Monday after he was caught allegedly stealing six bags of rice from a warehouse of a local grains trader in Barangay Candating, Arayat town.

The Arayat police identified the suspect as Ritchie Santiago, 38, a resident of the said barangay.

San Fernando lauds young techie wizard

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:14 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago together with the City Council granted a resolution of meritorious commendation to a young "techie wizard" who qualified in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) International Robotics Competition to be held in Sochi, Russia.

SITG Angeles to go after killers of CIAC engineer

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:09 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- The Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Angeles was created to go after the killers of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) Aviation Engineering Department head Engineer Ruel Angeles who was killed by an unidentified gunman on Monday.

Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac Police Provincial director, said right after the shooting to death of Angeles, 55, a resident of Barangay Padapada, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, he formed SITG Angeles tasked to conduct a thorough investigation on the shooting incident that happened Monday at about 7:30 a.m.

Subic marine park exec cries harassment over arrest of CEO

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:07 p.m.

SUBIC FREEPORT -- Officials of the Subic bay Marine Exploratorium that runs a marine theme park in Subic bay Freeport, cried harassment over the charges of estafa, which resulted to the arrest warrant for its American CEO Timothy Desmond.

Desmond is facing charges of syndicated estafa and the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court issued two warrants of arrest against him early this month.

‘Accidental’ oil spill worries San Fernando villagers

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:42 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Residents of Barangay Del Rosario here are worried over the recent oil spill from the manufacturing plant of the Universal Robina Corp. (URC), which affected a river in the city.

The people, who live near the oil spill, complained about the heavy, pungent smell of oil running along the waterways.

Coca-Cola project empowers women entrepreneurs in PH

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Coca-Cola Philippines, which serves more than 500,000 stores in the country, on Saturday launched here and five other cities its unique holiday campaign aimed at empowering women on small-scale businesses.

P1-M Cisco lab being built in Angeles college

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:32 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan announced that a P1-million CISCO laboratory is currently being built in the City College of Angeles (CCA) during the college’s Monday flag raising ceremony for the start of the second semester for this school year.

According to Pamintuan, he was recently in talks with local business tycoon Dennis Uy and CISCO Networking Academy Program Manager Julius Sangalang Macaspac in the establishment of the said laboratory. He said that Uy was willing to donate P1-million for the hardware, while Macaspac will work on providing the CISCO networking software.

Farmers slam DAR for ‘Hacienda Binay’ conversion

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:28 p.m.

PORAC – A militant farmers' group slammed Monday the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for its bogus agrarian reform program, which allowed the conversion to an agribusiness park of a 350-hectare agricultural land in Rosario, Batangas purportedly owned by Vice President Jejomar Binay and his alleged dummy businessman Antonio Tiu.

Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon (AMGL) chairperson Joseph Canlas said the discovery of "Hacienda Binay" signifies the empty promises of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program or Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp).

‘Bears of Joy’ to bring Yuletide cheer to kids

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

ANGELES CITY -- SM City Clark is now urging mallgoers who will be making their Christmas shopping this Yuletide Season not to forget to extend a charitable hand and include in their shopping itinerary a brief stop at the mall's event center to donate to the "Bears of Joy" program.

SM City Clark Public Relations Manager Venus Manalang said that the season of Christmas is about giving and the mall offers a way for mallgoers to help indigents by giving to the "Bears of Joy" program.

CIAC engineer slain in Tarlac

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- An engineer of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) was killed and his wife seriously wounded when unidentified armed men riding-in-tandem on board a black motorcycle shot them several times in Barangay Padapada, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, on Monday.

Senior Superintendent Alex Sintin, Tarlac Police Provincial director, identified the fatality as Engineer Ruel Angeles, 55, manager of the Aviation Engineering Department of CIAC and a resident of the said barangay.

It’s magical, ‘Frozen’ Christmas at SM Clark

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:17 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- SM City Clark held one of the most stunning Christmas launches with its Frozen-inspired Christmas centerpiece capitalizing on the much-loved Disney franchise “Frozen.”

The launch was led by mall officials with Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Vice-Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting who even dressed up as Princess Elsa, one of the best loved characters from the animated motion picture.

Tarlac cop gets commendation

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:16 p.m.

CAMP MACABULOS, Tarlac City -- The head of the Bamban (Tarlac) police Scene of the Crime Operatives on Monday received a commendation from the provincial police office.

Police Chief Inspector Saturnina Valenzuela, the team leader of the Scene of Crime Operatives who worked for the solution of the case involving Marian Dizon, 70, who was found dead in her residence with multiple stab wounds was recognized for her diligence and gathering of evidence in the crime scene, where a certain Jhonas Calimlim was identified as the culprit with robbery as the main motive.

Central Luzon palay production hits 1.3 million MT

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:18 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--Provinces in Central Luzon have registered a combined harvest of 1, 322, 628 metric tons of palay for the wet cropping season, marking a relative stability in the region's output, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.

DA regional director Andrew Villacorta said the production report covers the period March 16 to September 15 of this year. The report said that 441, 193 hectares have been planted during the period with only 262, 498 hectares harvested so far.

Laus Group ushers in Christmas

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:17 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Laus Group of Companies chairman and chief executive officer Levy Laus led the conglomerate’s executives in switching on thousands of lights over the weekend at flagship Carworld’s San Fernando showroom along Jose Abad Santos Avenue.

“As the bright star of yore pointed to a miraculous birth a long, long time ago, so may this lighting-on be a beacon to all of the amazing growth and progress that is sweeping the countryside, bringing opportunities for a better life to many,” Laus said.

Robbery suspect nabbed in Magalang

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:16 p.m.

CAMP OLIVAS - Elements of the Regional Public Safety Batallion based in Region 3 (RPSB3) recently arrested a 26-year-old man facing a robbery case.

Michael Arellano of San Isidro Resettlement Center, Magalang town, was apprehended at his residence, said Superintendent Sidney Villaflor, RPSB3 commander.

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