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Law decriminalizing premature marriage welcomed

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:01 am
Law decriminalizing premature marriage welcomed
MANILA – The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes the approval of the law abolishing the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it illegal for a woman to marry within certain conditions after the death of her husband or annulment of marriage. On March 13, 2015, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act No. 10655, An Act Repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage under Article 351 of Act No. 3815 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC). Under... 

Young Lubaoeña joins ranks of new lawyers

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:01 am
Young Lubaoeña joins ranks of new lawyers
MEDINA CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — A kabalen from Sta. Cruz, Lubao made her hometown proud after she passed the 2014 Bar exams held in October at the University of Sto. Tomas. Atty. Eilyn Esteban Medina is among the 1,126 or 18.82 % successful passers, out of the 5,984 bar takers. Medina earned her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sto. Tomas (Faculty of Civil Law) where she ranked third in her batch (April 2014). During her law days, this budding... 

Thousands troop to witness 2nd Lubao Int’l Balloon Fest

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:03 am
Thousands troop to witness  2nd Lubao Int’l Balloon Fest
LUBAO, PAMPANGA — Thousands of spectators flocked to witness the 45 colorful hot air balloons featured in the 2nd Lubao International Balloon Festival at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco this town, from March 26 to 29. Known to be the largest hot air balloon festival in Southeast Asia, LIBF organizers described the event as a successful one, as evident by the thousands who witnessed the colorful spectacle. Representatives from 15 countries joined the... 

Tesda graduates to get support from Capitol

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:02 am
Tesda graduates to get support from Capitol
LUBAO, PAMPANGA – Gov. Lilia “Nanay” Pineda promised to support the 2,379 graduates of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) during a mass graduation held at the Lubao Gymnasium in this town over the week. The governor said the provincial Capitol is more than willing to assist and give seminars and trainings to the graduating students. “Huwag kayong mag-atubiling lumapit at magtanong sa provincial government dahil... 

Stricter measures up for Sapang Balen clean-up

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:01 am
Stricter measures up for Sapang Balen clean-up
ANGELES CITY – The local government, through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), will implement stricter measures in dealing with the problems of illegal structures and dumping of waste along the Sapang Balen Creek. The Sapang Balen creek is one of the major waterways of the city and it cuts across seven barangays. A large number of illegal structures were built on it and residents along the river banks wantonly throw... 

Paje: Earth Hour rooted on climate change

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:01 am
Paje: Earth Hour rooted on climate change
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – “The significance of Earth Hour is rooted in the larger context of climate change. When we douse our lights and conserve energy produced from carbon fuels, we help mitigate climate change.” Thus said Environment Secretary Ramon Paje, who earlier urged Filipinos to demonstrate their eagerness to fight climate change by participating in last Saturday’s Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a worldwide annual event where participants... 

HAU to hold ‘subversive’ pabasa

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:01 am
HAU to hold ‘subversive’ pabasa
ANGELES CITY – The Center for Kapampangan Studies of Holy Angel University will revive the “Pasyon ding Talapagobra”, the Kapampangan pabasa written in the 1930s that portrays Christ as history’s first Socialist. Written by Lino Gopez Dizon, one of Luis Taruc’s associates in the Huk movement during World War II, the Pasyon ding Talapagobra followed the format of the pasyon, the folk version of the redemption story chanted across the... 

SM City Baliwag plants trees at Bustos Dam Reservoir

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:01 am
SM City Baliwag plants trees at Bustos Dam Reservoir
BALIWAG, BULACAN - SM City Baliwag’s Customer Relations Department once again stood up for their advocacy to save the environment and reach out to the communities through a tree planting activity at the vicinity of Bustos Dam Reservoir. The activity was led by SM City Baliwag’s Security Force Team. They planted 52 4-foot mahogany saplings at the said area. The CRS was able to purchase the trees came from the sales of recyclable waste materials... 

Delayed project grounds for disqualification, DPWH says

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:01 am
Delayed project grounds for disqualification, DPWH says
MANILA - A contractor with a pending overdue project and has reached maximum liquidated damages for any government contract will be prohibited to participate in any bidding process of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). This was the statement of DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, as he issues Department Order (DO) 37, series of 2015 or the “Disqualification of Contractors with Liquidated Damages on Ongoing DPWH Infrastructure Projects”,... 

Biggest in Southeast Asia; Lubao balloon fest kicks off, soars high

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:03 am
Biggest in Southeast Asia; Lubao balloon fest  kicks off, soars high
LUBAO, PAMPANGA — Strong winds did not hamper hot air balloons from soaring the skies of this town, as Southeast Asia’s biggest balloon festival kicked off at Pradera Verde in Prado Siongco village here yesterday. Balloons of various shapes took flight yesterday morning, to the delight of spectators, signalling the start of the 4-day festival which organizers promised to be “bigger and more festive” this year. According to Lubao town Mayor...