CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The first quarter quarry revenues of Capitol closed at P73,675,000 after collections in March was recorded at P22,557,500 even if there was a long Holy Week break when operations stopped on the 27th.
Last January, the income from the flagship industry and premier contributor to Capitol's coffers was posted at P26,215,000 and P24,902,500 in February.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Technology Resource Center (TRC) has handed over the two transfer certificates of title to the City Government, effectively transferring the rights to the land where the Heroes Hall now stands.
The formal turnover ceremony was held at the City Hall on Monday, April 1, according to the City Information Office (CIO).
CAMP OLIVAS -- Several high-powered firearms, assorted jewelry and cash, all amounting to P2 million, were stolen by Akyat Bahay Gang members after robbing a house at Villa Teresa, Barangay Cacutud, Angeles City, Saturday.
In a report here, Senior Superintendent Jose Hidalgo, Angeles City police director, said the house of one Anson Ong, 37, a resident of Villa Teresa was robbed by unidentified men while she was in Santiago City, Isabela for a Holy Week family vacation.
CLARK FREEPORT -- The Fire and Rescue Unit of the Clark Development Corporation emerged as over-all champion in the recently-concluded Third Central Luzon Fire Olympics of the Bureau of Fire Protection or BFP.
CDC President Arthur P. Tugade lauded the Public Safety Department and volunteers for bagging the championship award in the Industrial Fire Brigade category during the competition.
MAGALANG -- Former Governor Ed Panlilio started his campaign for the province’s top post by visiting his supporters in this town.
Panlilio, together with his running in the vice gubernatorial race Maria Amalia Tiglao-Cayanan, officially started his tour around Pampanga by offering a mass at the Saint Bartolomew Parish Church here Sunday morning before proceeding to Barangay Bucanan later in the afternoon.
CAMP OLIVAS -- Members of the so-called Akyat Bahay Gang carted away some P.5 million worth of jewelry and cash after robbing a house in Barangay Mangga-Cacutud, Arayat town, over the weekend.
Police said the house of one Saturmina Tungol, 56, of said barangay, was robbed by three unidentified suspects believed to be members of the Akyat Bahay Gang.
ANGELES CITY -- The community radio station DWAU FM 104.1 of Angeles University Foundation (AUF) has bagged the Silver Microphone Award from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
Radio station director Ron Nethercutt said they won the award for three straight years.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - A Manila-based pollster revealed Monday that incumbent Representative Aurelio Gonzales (3rd district, Pampanga) topped the latest poll results involving 2,500 respondents from the five towns and one city of the district.
Ramon Navarra Jr., chief of staff of Gonzales, said the Gonzales topped over City of San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez.
ANGELES CITY – The Agyu Tamu team of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan gathered the biggest political rally in the history in this city during the opening salvo of their campaign for reelection, said an official of the Partido Abe Kapampangan (AbeKa).
AbeKa deputy secretary general William Aguilar said, "This is the largest political gathering in the history of the City of Angeles. People from all walks of life marched from various assembly points to show their support to the reelection bid of Mayor Pamintuan, his vice mayor, Vicky Vega, and the 10 councilors -- Edu Pamintuan, Maricel Morales, Jericho Aguas, Alex Indiongco, Arvin Suller, Danica Lacson, Amos Rivera, Ruben Maniago, Romeo Taruc and Lito Ganzon, and Vice Gov. Yeng Guiao's campaign as representative of the first district of Pampanga."
ANGELES CITY -- A newsman was injured in what he described as an attempt on his life after a white van sideswiped him in two separate occasions along the MacArthur Highway in barangays Claro M. Recto and Salapunganin this city.
Robledo Sanchez, of Bandera tabloid newspaper, claimed that this is a case of attempted murder considering that the vehicle license plates NIB-303 deliberately "cut his way," while travelling along the said road on board his motorcycle Saturday night.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga police has boosted security measures for candidates in the entire province as local campaigning kicked-off last Saturday.
Police Provincial Director R'Win Pagkalinawan said Monday that the Philippine National Police (PNP), in cooperation with the Commission on Elections (Comelec), has strengthened checkpoints and gun ban operations.
MACABEBE - Elements of the Macabebe Police Station nabbed two suspects in a checkpoint here after they were found carrying suspected illegal substances over the weekend.
Police reports identified the suspects as Sherwin Cunanan and Ramil Guinto, both residents of San Nicolas, Masantol town.
ANGELES CITY - Congressman Carmelo Lazatin said that his biggest mistake was helping Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan in the last local elections.
"Napakalaking pagkakamali na tinulungan ko si Mayor Pamintuan noong nakaraang eleksyon at gusto kong itama ang pagkakamaling iyon sa pagtakbo ko ngayon," Lazatin said.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Oscar Rodriguez said on Sunday that the campaign period will not in any way affect the operations of the City Government even if he and other officials will hit the streets for their sorties.
Rodriguez is aspiring to return to Congress after a full term as city mayor, while Vice Mayor Edwin Santiago is eyeing the mayoralty and some incumbent councilors are seeking re-election. On Sunday, San Fernando's Magsilbi Team conducted their opening salvo with a thousand-vehicle motorcade around the city.
CANDABA, Pamp. -- Congressional candidate Mayor Jerry Pelayo claimed he is planning to establish a "bagsakan center" in Candaba to market agricultural produce from the eight municipalities in the 4th district of Pampanga.
"Nagpunta ako sa mga coastal barangays at nakita natin na kulang ang supply ng bigas. Kung mayroon man ay mas mahal ang halaga nito sa karaniwang bentahan. Kaya magtatayo ng bagsakan center para iyong mga produkto natin ay pwedi nating doon na lamang dalhin," Pelayo told Sun Star Pampanga.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Local candidates have started wooing their constituents over the weekend, either with motorcades, proclamation rallies or house-to-house sorties in different areas in the province.
The Magsilbi Team of the City of San Fernando spearheaded by Third District congressional candidate Mayor Oscar Rodriguez and mayoral candidate Edwin Santiago opened Sunday its campaign salvo with a 1,800-vehicle motorcade that snaked through the city’s 35 barangays and main thoroughfares.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Various pastors form Christian churches in the Municipality of Mexico have vowed to support the candidates of the Liberal Party Team Pagbabago spearheaded by mayoralty aspirant Albert Dela Cruz in the upcoming May polls.
With Dela Cruz in Team Pagbabago is vice mayorable Dr. Marvin Edrosolam, a moral recovery trainor, and councilor wannabes Maricel Lagman, pastors Roger Bondoc, Ronnie Guevarra and Ali Briones, and Dennis Pagcu, Jessie Manalang and Salvador Manalili.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Provincial Government vowed Sunday to provide employment opportunities to victims of illegal recruitment and former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including their skilled family members.
Governor Lilia Pineda said they had been consistently working in partnership with concerned government agencies to ensure employment for every Kapampangan who is able and willing to work in any capacity both in the local and foreign market.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- As the campaign period for local candidates in Pampanga officially started, various violations had been noted in different public places.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) earlier reminded candidates to observe the rules on poster size to not exceed 2 feet by 3 feet.
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan reiterated plans to establish a chemotherapy and coronary care units at the Ospital Ning Angeles (Ona).
During the opening salvo of the mayor’s slate (Team Agyu Tamu), Pamintuan vowed to implement the programs if he succeeded in his re-election bid.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here said banks authorized to accept tax payments will be extending their banking hours up to 5 p.m. starting today (April 1) to April 15 to accommodate more taxpayers filing their 2010 income tax returns (ITRs).
BIR Regional Director Araceli Francisco told Sun.Star Pampanga that Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares, through Bulletin 2013-08, said banks "should also assign additional personnel and open more counters to serve more taxpayers."
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Although thousands of local and foreign tourists trooped to the three Maleldo sites in this city, the observance of Good Friday here remained peaceful, orderly and solemn.
City police chief Ricardo David said that as early as 9 a.m., the more than 250 uniformed and plainclothes police operatives with K-9 sniffers in tow, were deployed to the Via Crucis sites in barangays San Juan, Sta. Lucia and San Pedro Cutud.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Two students from the Mary the Queen College (MQC) were nominated in this year’s regional search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) after meeting the required academic and social responsibility qualifications.
Representing the school in the search are Kelvin Cadiang (Accountancy) and Leomar Bucud (Information System department), said Maria Fe Gonzales, Outreach head and trainer of the two nominees,
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Luzon region has heightened its alert as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) declared on Tuesday the official start of this year’s summer season.
More than 2,000 DENR forest and fire protection officers and upland farmers, who are active members of people’s organizations throughout Central Luzon, joined forces to combat the threats of wildfire in vast tracts of dry grasslands in the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, Bulacan and Nueva Ecija, revealed Maximo Dichoso, executive director of the regional DENR here.
STA. RITA -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) is calling for referrals for its free cleft palate and harelip surgery missions with Operation Smile on July 3 to 6 at the Ospital ning Angeles here, in a bid to provide free reconstructive surgery to indigent beneficiaries.
KDF president Benigno Ricafort told Sun.Star Pampanga that the surgery mission is part of the year-round campaign to disseminate information and announce that every six months, the KDF is hosting free surgeries with the help of volunteer doctors.
ANGELES CITY - Former Councilor Max Sangil has cited the need to install wireless fidelity (WiFi) hot spots in every villages all over the city.
Sangil, a veteran journalist running for councilor here, said the city needs to adapt today’s communication technology.
CAMP OLIVAS - Two barangay chiefs in Nueva Ecija were arrested by policemen on Wednesday.
Arrested were Barangay chiefs Federico Vercida of San Carlos, Aliaga and Joel Nunez, 40, of Hometeads 1, Talavera.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The executive committee of Maleldo 2013 or Holy Week urged politicians, particularly those bidding for a post in the coming May elections, to abstain from campaigning in Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Like in the past, Maleldo 2013 coincides with the start of the local election campaign.
CAMP OLIVAS - At least 13 senior police officers, including two chief superintendents from the Police Regional Office-Central Luzon (PRO3), will carry wooden crosses along the three-kilometer stretch of the Police Headquarters on Good Friday, as reenactment of the Way of the Cross.
Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao, PRO3 director, will lead the other senior police officers in carrying the heavy crosses along the “Via-Crucis” inside the camp for four hours.
CAMP OLIVAS - Close Circuit Television (CCTVs) cameras will be installed at crucifixion sites in three villages in City of San Fernando on Good Friday.
Superintendent Ricardo David, city police chief, said the sites are in barangays San Pedro Cutud, San Sta. Lucia and San Juan.