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Kagawad, armed cohort nabbed for drugs

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:01 am
Kagawad, armed cohort nabbed for drugs
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – A barangay official and an armed companion were arrested on Tuesday in an anti-drug operation in Mabalacat City. Supt. Nick Torre, head of the Mabalacat City police, identified the suspects as Allan Garcia alias “Lan”, 53, a barangay kagawad of Dolores, Mabalacat City; and Ernie Flake, 52; both residents of Mabalacat City. Torre said the joint operation was conducted by his office and the Philippine Drug Enforcement... 

Mangrove center to rise in Bataan

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:01 am
Mangrove center to rise in Bataan
BALANGA CITY - Officials of Bataan Peninsula State University are initiating the establishment of a mangrove rehabilitation and conservation center in the province. Rudy Flores, Vice President for Research, Extension, and Auxiliary Services, headed the team of university officials who recently held a discussion with Gov. Albert Garcia and Provincial Planning and Development Officer Butch Baluyot regarding the center. They pointed out that the mangrove... 

SK election period starts February 6

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:01 am
SK election period starts February 6
MANILA – The Commission on Elections en banc, through Resolution No. 9928 promulgated yesterday, has moved the start of the Sangguniang Kabataan election period to February 6, instead of January 22 as originally announced. The election period will now be from February 6 to March 2, 15 days before the SK polls on February 21, from the original 30 days. During the election period the poll body reminded the public and the candidates that among the... 

PhilHealth: Pampanga, best partner in healthcare in CL

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:03 am
PhilHealth: Pampanga, best partner in healthcare in CL
•District hospitals’ insurance claims reach P401M LUBAO, Pampanga – Officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) lauded the provincial government of Pampanga for being its model partner in healthcare throughout Central Luzon, acknowledging the remarkable increase of the province’s district hospitals’ insurance claims from P172 million in 2013 to P401,823,515.19 in 2014. During a convergence meeting in this town Wednesday... 

Guagua procures P2.4-M life-saving equipment

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:02 am
Guagua procures P2.4-M life-saving equipment
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — In line with the projects comprised under the Grassroots Participatory Process (GPP) formerly Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) of the national government, some P2,396,814 worth of life-saving equipment were purchased by the Municipality of Guagua recently. Partial delivery of the equipment was personally received by Mayor Dante Torres and DILG officer Magdalena Yonzon at the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office... 

Wife files raps vs Australian husband for illegal detention

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:01 am
Wife files raps vs Australian  husband for illegal detention
CAMP OLIVAS – An Australian national is facing illegal detention and serious physical injuries charges in court after he was caught beating his Filipina wife and handcuffing her to the steel gate of their house in Barangay San Pablo, Castillejos, Zambales on Monday. Senior Supt. Manuel M. Abu, Zambales police director, identified the suspect as Wayne Packham, 67, and currently residing at Purok 5 in Barangay San Pablo, Castillejos. Abu said Packham... 

EdPam OKs monthly pay raise for daycare workers

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:01 am
EdPam OKs monthly pay raise for daycare workers
ANGELES CITY – In a bid to reinforce and improve early childhood rearing, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan recently approved the increase of salary for 72 daycare workers assigned in all 33 barangays of the city. This 2015, the daycare workers in the city will be receiving an additional P1,000 every month. “The city is steadfast in its goal to support the youth – and this is just one of the many things that we can do to reassure Angeles’ future,”... 

Trader dies in Gapan home robbery

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:01 am
Trader dies in Gapan home robbery
CAMP OLIVAS – A businessman lost his life on Monday dawn while resisting four unidentified robbers, who were able to cart away assorted jewelry worth P200,000 and cash from his home in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija. Police identified the victim as Manuel Espinosa Jr., 69, of NIA Road, Barangay San Nicolas, Gapan City. Probers said the victim also lost a cal. 45 pistol. Police said the suspects first gained entry by destroying the wire fence of the... 

Swiss national found dead in Mabalacat apartment

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:01 am
Swiss national found dead  in Mabalacat apartment
CAMP OLIVAS – A Swiss national who was already in a state of decomposition was found Monday in his rented apartment in Mabalacat City. The fatality was identified as Benny Avergaard, 78, presently billeted at Abedoza, Sampaloc St., Dau Homesite in Dau, Mabalacat City. According to police investigation, the body was discovered by Susan Flores-Abedoza, owner of the apartment. Abedoza told police she was trying to wake the victim up by knocking... 

DoLE issues work stoppage in Bulacan construction site

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:01 am
DoLE issues work stoppage in Bulacan construction site
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Luzon (DoLE 3) issued a cease and desist order (CDO) to two firms handling a construction site in Guguinto, Bulacan after an accident there claimed 11 lives last Monday. DoLE-3 issued the CDO to Number One Golden Dragon Realty Corporation (NOGDRC) and Hoclim Co Construction Corporation (HCCC) after a wall at their construction site collapsed killing 12 people and injuring three...