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Habagat victims receive aid

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Habagat victims receive aid
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — International organization Save the Children continues to assist survivors of the Tropical Storm Maring-enhanced Southwest monsoon in the towns of Masantol and Macabebe in Pampanga on their road to recovery from the calamity. “In terms of child protection, we have provided capacity building on positive discipline to 39 community members in Masantol and distributed child friendly spaces kits to 77 children in Macabebe.... 

Guiao lauds Aquino commitment for Clark

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Guiao lauds Aquino commitment for Clark
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — First District Rep. Joseller “Yeng” Guiao and Central Luzon stakeholders thanked President Benigno Aquino III for his vow to prioritize the full development of Clark Freeport and the Clark International Airport (CIA). “We are very much elated and thankful to President Aquino for his quick action to prioritize the development of Clark. This is a manifestation that he wants to leave a legacy to the region where he... 

Bataan, 2 provinces still positive for red tide

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Bataan, 2 provinces still positive for red tide
BALANGA CITY — The coastal waters of Bataan remain positive for red tide toxin, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported on Friday. Imelda Inieto, Bataan provincial agriculturist, said that based on the latest laboratory results conducted by BFAR, the shellfish collected from the coastal waters of Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga City, Samal, Orani, and Abucay are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison (PSP). BFAR’s... 

Flight attendant wins ‘Miss Mabalacat’ title

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Flight attendant wins ‘Miss Mabalacat’ title
MABALACAT CITY — A flight attendant from Barangay Mabiga here was recently crowned “Miss Mabalacat City 2014.” Jinky Serrano, a flight attendant, was crowned as the fairest during the city’s most elaborate pageant held at Xevera Mabalacat on February 1. Other winners include Allysa Camille Pangilinan (2nd runner-up), Angela Aninang (1st runner-up), Kiazaleen Aiko Wells (3rd runner-up) and Precious Joy Masiclat (4th runner-up). Serrano... 

Bataeña tops int’l designers tilt

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Bataeña tops int’l designers tilt
ORION, BATAAN — Another Bataeño conquers the world! Orion Mayor Antonio Raymundo proudly announced to local reporters here that one of his constituent named Maria Cecilia Cruz, a 2007 graduate of Jose Rizal Institute in Orion, Bataan, brought honors to the school when she bagged the top honors in a design contest in Milan, Italy. She bested the top international designers in the Golden A’ Design Award in Futuristic Design Category for her... 

Carwash owner felled in Angeles City

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Carwash owner felled in Angeles City
ANGELES CITY — A businessman was shot and killed late Saturday night by motorcycle riding criminals in front of a carwash station in Barangay Pulung Bulu here. Senior Supt. Eden Ugale, acting director of Angeles City Police Office, identified the victim as Ariel Pineda Labiang, owner of Team 428 Carwash Station and a resident of Metroclark Phase 1 in Barangay Pulung Maragul, Angeles City. Ugale said the victim sustained multiple bullet wounds... 

Pampanga mulls 8 more school satellite campuses

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Pampanga mulls 8 more  school satellite campuses
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The provincial government is eyeing to put up at least eight school satellite campuses in the province to bring education closer to the communities. Provincial board member Rosve Henson said it is the vision of Governor Lilia Pineda to build one for every district satellite campuses of state colleges and university to bring tertiary education to the communities. Rosve said the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University... 

VP Binay hopes OFWs exempt from HK new rule rule

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
VP Binay hopes OFWs exempt from HK new rule rule
MANILA — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Sunday expressed hope that Hong Kong’s declaration that it will remove visa-free access for dignitaries and government officials from the Philippines will not eventually extend to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “I hope not. That would be saddening, I tell you,” Binay told reporters in Dipolog City. The Vice President also said that he will reiterate his appeal to the Hong Kong government to... 

Bulacan remembers Blas F. Ople birthday

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Bulacan remembers Blas F. Ople birthday
MALOLOS CITY — Provincial officials led by Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and Vice Governor Daniel Fernando on Monday paid tribute to one of the province’s illustrious sons, the late statesman Gat Blas F. Ople. Alvarado, during the commemoration of Ople’s 87th birth anniversary at the provincial capitol compound here, emphasized to the young generations of Bulakenyos the greatness of Ople, who was born at a simple house in a far-flung... 

Capitol disaster plans muscle-up

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am
Capitol disaster plans muscle-up
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — In the light of tragedies and calamities that struck the Philippines within the past four months, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Pampanga had been busy laying out plans for preventing disaster-caused damages on the province. According to Angie Blanco, PDRRM officer, the capitol has been closely coordinating with the local government offices to pinpoint all the locations in Pampanga...