Int`l apparel maker signs $6.5-M lease with CDC

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Int`l apparel maker signs $6.5-M lease with CDC
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VOLUME III • NO. 13
JUNE 30, 2014
MONDAY
The Most Widely Distributed Local Newspaper in Central Luzon
VIVA APUNG IRU. Devotees from all walks of life
gathered this weekend to join and celebrate the feast of Apalit
town’s Apung Iru (Feast of Saint Peter). Below photos show
Gov. Lilia Pineda offering flowers and prayers, and waving to the
crowd with special guest Senator Cynthia Villar and Apalit Mayor
Jun Tetangco. (STORY AND MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 8)
Farmers get equipment
from Capitol, Agri dep’t
--Photos by Ric Gonzales and JP Manalang
By BEA JEANNEL A. DELOS REYES
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
— The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Provincial Government of Pampanga awarded new Shallow
Tube Wells (STWs) to farmers
over the week.
EQUIPMENT...pagE 7
Int’l apparel
maker signs
$6.5-M lease
with CDC
BY Charlene A. Cayabyab
CLARK FREEPORT -A manufacturer of known
international apparel has
signed a $6.5-million expansion project with Clark
Development Corporation
(CDC) over the weekend.
The extension lease
agreement was signed
by CDC president Arthur
Tugade and L&T International Group Philippines,
Inc. (LTIGPI ) president
Francisco Sauceda.
A copy of the agreement
will be sent to the Bases
Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) for
concurrence.
APPAREL MAKER... pagE 7
2NEWS
CSF recognizes waste segregation champ
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
JUNE 30, 2014
BY Marna Dagumboy
-del Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
-- This city government has
given recognition to its villages that have shown best practices on garbage segregation
during the search for model
community on ecological solid
waste management program
held at Heroes Hall last June
26.
According to Environment
and Natural Resources officer
Engr. Anelle David, San Fer-
nando is one of the LGUs that
strictly comply with R.A. 9003
or the Ecological Solid Waste
Management Act of 2000.
“By complying with this
law, we are able to divert our
waste to 59% biodegradable
materials from a mere 12%
back in 2002, and this was
made possible through the
participation of our barangays, thus we are recognizing
their efforts,” said David.
She noted that having a Material Recovery Facility is a criterion for judging the winners.
For the large population
category, two-year champion
Barangay Maimpis was able
to best again other contenders, making it the first Hall
of Fame awardee, followed by
Telebastagan, and Sta. Lucia
for second and third place, respectively.
For the small population
category, a new champion
emerged, Barangay Alasas,
followed by Dela Paz Sur, and
then Juliana.
For his part, Mayor Edwin
Santiago said his administra-
tion prioritizes programs that
promote environmental protection such as waste segregation.
“I am happy to know that
down to the barangay level,
we are able to instill in the
minds of Fernandinos the importance of taking care of our
environment.” said Santiago,
underscoring the activity as
an example of citizen participation in government.
“Garbage is a major concern for all of us, even in foreign countries. The only way
to solve this is we [government
officials] empower stakeholders to help us solve this problem,” he added.
He disclosed that the city
government is providing as
much as P150,000 to its barangays as subsidy for the construction of MRFs.
Cash prizes were also given to winners: P15,000 for
the first place, P10,000 for the
second place and P5,000 for
the third place.
“This is an additional assistance for the maintenance
of their MRF,” said Santiago.•
MODEL COMMUNITY. The city government led by Mayor Edwin Santiago recognizes villages which have shown best practices on garbage segregation during the search for model community on
ecological solid waste management program held at Heroes Hall last June 26. Barangay Maimpis emerged as winner. --CSF-CIO PHOTO
3 men nabbed
in drug bust
By Froilan E. Magtoto
STO. TOMAS, Pamp. -- Three persons
were arrested on Thursday night in an antidrug operation conducted by intelligence
operatives of the town’s police in Barangay
Moras Dela Paz here.
Chief Insp. John Clark, town police chief,
identified the suspects as EricTiamson,43;
Glen Capili,37; and Michael Naguit, 28; all
residents of Dolores Crossing Looban, City
of San Fernando.
The police immediately arrested after
one of the suspects who handed a plastic
sachet containing shabu to a police poseur
buyer, Clark said.
The police chief also said the three suspects yielded three more other sachets, the
marked money used in the operation, and
drug paraphernalia.
The suspects were taken to the Sto. Tomas Police Station for investigation.•
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Boy ran over by SUV in Angeles City
By Froilan E. Magtoto
CAMP OLIVAS -- A 4-year-old boy
was killed on Thursday after he was
ran over by a Sports Utility Vehicle
(SUV) while playing along a diversion road in Angeles City.
The boy was identified as Jay Ann
Garapa Miranda of Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City.
According to investigation, a
black Hyundai Sta Fe driven was by
Kimberly Sy Chua, 44, of Magalang
Road, Barangay Pandan, Angeles
City was traversing the Jaoville Diversion Road in the said barangay
when it hit the child, who was playing with his bicycle in front of a sarisari store.
The victim sustained serious
head injuries, police said.
Garapa was rushed to the Angeles University Foundation
Medical Center by Chua,
Principal loses bag, valuables to thief
By Froilan E. Magtoto
CAMP OLIVAS -- A 61-yearold school principal lost cash
and valuables, left inside her
office in Angeles City, to a still
unidentified thief.
In a report reaching this
camp, the victim was identi-
fied as Leonila Timbol, widow,
principal of Belen Homesite Elementary School in Barangay
Sto. Cristo, Angeles City.
Timbol told police investigators that the suspect carted
away her brown bag containing P12,000 in cash, iPhone
principal... Page 7
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late JEN NIFER NICDAO consisting of a real property described as follows: “A parcel of land (Lot No.
3707-A) containing an area of 15,389 sq.m., covered by T.C.T. No. 617100R, situated in Barrio Del Rosario, San Fernando, Pampanga “ has been
the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, among their
heirs as per Doc. No.96; Page No. 20; Book No. 44; Series of 2014 in the
Notarial Register of Conrado T. Danan, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; June 23, 30 & July 07, 2014)
but expired while undergoing treatment.
Chua told police that she did not
feel nor see that she hit somebody
until she heard someone shouting.
Chua was held at the Angeles City
Traffic Management and Enforcement Unit Office for further investigation while the victim was taken to
the Funeraria Punzalan.•
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
PEDRO PERALTA, consisting of a real property described as follows: “A parcel of land (Lot No. 14027B) containing an area of 16,437 sq.m., covered by
T.C.T. No. EP-O-295 with Emancipation Patent No.
A-005089, situated in San Isidro, Subic, Zambales “
has been the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, among their heirs as per Doc. No.
88;Page No. 18; Book No. 44; Series of 2014 in the
Notarial Register of Conrado T. Danan, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; June 23, 30 & July 07, 2014)
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
WILLIAM MIRADOR, consisting of a real property
described as follows: “A parcel of land (Lot No. 14027C, 547-D) containing an area of 10,081 sq.m., covered
by T.C.T. No. EP-O-296 with Emancipation Patent No.
A-005090, situated in San Isidro, Subic, Zambales “
has been the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, among their heirs as per Doc. No.
99; Page No. 20; Book No. 44; Series of 2014 in the
Notarial Register of Conrado T. Danan, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; June 23, 30 & July 07, 2014)
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
JUNE 30, 2014
BUSINESS 3
10 condos to
be given away in
SM Supermalls
promo
MEETING WITH THE FARMERS. Governor Lilia Pineda and DA Regional Executive director Andrew Villacorta meet with farmers during the awarding
ceremony of shallow tube wells at the Capitol Executive House over the weekend. --JUN JASO
AUFMC upgrades heart institute
By charlene cayabyab
ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation
Medical Center (AUFMC) in
collaboration with HB Calleja National Heart Institute,
blessed and inaugurated the
newly acquired GE Innova
2100 IQ (Optima Edition) Car-
diovascular Imaging System
for the AUFMC Catheterization Laboratory last June 11 in
Angeles City.
The event was led by
AUFMC President and CEO
Atty. Gabriel Martin L. Angeles, HB Calleja NHI President
and CEO Dr. Jan Denton Chua,
AUFMC Medical Director Dr.
Ma. Lourdes G. Lagunilla,
Cardiovascular Institute Director Dr. Edgardo S. Timbol,
Section of Cardiology Training
Officer Dr. Gabriel Jocson III
and Invasive Cardiology Division Chief Dr. Angelito Medina.
The GE Innova 2100 IQ
Optima Edition features the
combination of excellent image quality with dose efficiency thereby achieving the best
images for every procedure
with minimal radiation exposure which ensures safety
of both health care personnel
and patients.
The first and only fully opUPGRADE... Page 7
GET ready to paint the
town red as the leading
real estate company in the
Philippines, SM Development Corporation (SMDC)
teamed up with SM Supermalls to give away 10 fullyfurnished
condominium
units to 10 lucky shoppers.
Joining this exclusive
promo is easy: Shoppers
need only to shop or dine for
a minimum of P1,000 single
or accumulated purchase in
any of SM Supermalls’ 49
mall locations nationwide
including SMDC Jazz and
Sun Mall. By simply presenting your receipt/s along with
your E-plus Loyalty card,
SM Advantage Card, SM
Prestige card or BDO Rewards card entitle shoppers
to an e-raffle entry. Double
your e-raffle entries by using
your E-Plus loyalty card!
A total of two (2) condo
units from SMDC’s prime
properties will be given
away every month starting
June till November 2014 in
prime locations across Metro Manila. Promo runs from
10 CONDOS... Page 7
sss... Page 9
4 OPINION
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
JUNE 30, 2014
EDITORIAL
Embracing the new
BECAUSE we have gotten used to doing
things the old way, we become so comfortable that we forget that things are changing, and that the environment is evolving.
Some of the old ways don’t seem to
work anymore, although there are rare instances that they do. But there are things
now that need to be done the modern way
-- faster, stronger, improved -- to get better
results.
This applies to almost all aspect of our
lives, and this is the same for farmers,
who most often than not learned farming
techniques from their ancestors. Most of
them are hesitant to embrace technology
and new ways of farming, for fear of failure -- which is understandable. But they
need to understand that events around
them have also changed.
During the distribution of shallow tube
wells to farmers from Magalang, Mexico,
Lubao, Candaba, Porac, Mabalacat, Floridablanca and City of San Fernando last
week, Department of Agriculture regional director Andrew Villacorta encouraged
farmers to try and learn new techniques
and use modern equipment to increase
rice and crop production.
According to Villacorta, farmers must
be partners with the DA in implementing
programs that are effective for better crop
production. Instead of embracing imported products, Villacorta said farmers must
find ways to ensure a better yield.
Villacorta has a point. Provinces must
be self-sustaining, and with the help of
farmers, this can be achieved. Why import when we can produce better, cheaper
products?
The provincial government led by Gov.
Lilia Pineda has also been implementing
programs to help farmers improve their
yield. The Capitol has been very supportive of our ortilanos, and it will continue to
do so to meet its goal of uplifting the living
condition of each and every Kapampangan.
Let’s not be afraid to embrace what is
new, which can help us get better results.
But there is nothing wrong with being old
school, too, as long as it does not interfere
with our goals.
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Isa pang dagdag na sampal
A
nd CHEd, Filipino. And
DepEd, Literature naman.
Hindi pala palaging totoo ang
kasabihan na “Great minds think
alike”. Kahit pala hindi great minds
puwede magkapareho ng direksiyon
o linya ng pag-iisip. Maling pag-iisip
nga lang nagiging bunga!
Kung may dapat tanggalin ang
DepEd at ang CHEd, hindi ito ang
mga mahahalagang asignatura na
humuhubog sa kamalayan, katalinuhan, at katauhan ng mga magaaral. Kung may dapat man talagang
tanggalin sa DepEd
at CHEd, ito ay ang
mga tao mula na rin
sa hanay nila. Ito
‘yong mga opsiyal sa
DepEd at CHEd Central Offices na kulang
na kulang na yata sa
pansin kung kaya’t ginagawa nila ang lahat
para makakuha ng
karampatang pansin
mula sa mga apektadong sektor at mga
indibiduwal sa mga
polisiyang nais nilang maipatupad
sa kabila ng kakulangan sa nararapat na konsultasyon at pagsangguni
sa mga kinauukulang sektor at mga
organisasyon at mga indibiduwal na
hindi nila katulad mag-isip!
Kung hindi pa natutugunan ang
isa pang naging panukala ng mga
DepEd functionaries na madaliang idowngrade o i-downscale ang Panitikan (Literature) at ang Humanidades
(Humanities) sa bagong programang
K-12, nararapat lamang marahil na tugunan ito sa lalong madaling panahon
at tugunan ito ng tama at may katalinuhan at sensibilidad. Nakapaloob sa
desisyong ito ang pag-iisa sa dalawang
asignatura na “21st Literature” at ang
“World Literature”, na kasama sa mga
asignatura para sa mga baitang na 11
at 12. At kung natugunan na ang alalahaning ito, marapat lamang na maglabas na ng bagong Memo ang DepEd
hinggil sa usaping ito!
Marapat lamang marahil na
naipaalala sa mga DepEd functionaries na ito na hindi sapat ang gawin lamang nila ang kanilang mga trabaho.
Dapat na huwag nilang kalimutan na
gawin nila ang kanilang mga trabaho
ng tama at ayon sa isang matalino at
makabuluhang pamamaraan. Marapat ding ipaalala sa mga DepEd functionaries na ito na hindi sapat na nagiisip sila ng gagawin sa araw-araw
para sa ikatatagumpay ng minadaling programang K-12. Dapat nilang
munuan ng iskolar sa panitikan na
si Dr. Lulu Torres Reyes ng Ateneo
de Manila University, subalit ang desisyon na pag-isahin na lamang ang
dalawang nabanggit na asignatura
sa mga baitang na 11 at 12, ay napagkaisahan ng mga DepEd Century Regional functionaries noong workshop
ng pagsasa-pinal na ng Senior High
School Curriculum sa Tagaytay City
noong ika-23-27 ng Setyembre taong
2013.
Bilang resulta, naoverrule pati ang kalihim ng DepEd na si Br.
Armin Luistro.
Nagtitipid ba ang
DepEd dahil sa laki ng
pondong kakailanganin
nito sa pagpapatupad
ng ganap na implementasyon ng minadaling
programang K-12, kung
kaya’t tila ginagawa nito
ang lahat upang makaTowards
pagbawas ng mga guro
the Light
sa Basic Education? GanABEL SOTO
ito rin ba ang estilo ng
CHEd sapagkat naapekmga taon. Hindi ba isang kabalintu- tuhan din ito ng labis sa programang
naan o ironiya sa parte ng DepEd ang K-12, kung kaya’t may mungkahi naginawa ng mga DepEd functionaries mang tanggalin na lamang ang asigna pagsamahin na lamang ang dala- naturang Filipino sa kolehiyo? Kung
wang asignaturang makatutulong pagtitipid rin lamang ang gusto nila,
ng malaki upang mahubog ang mga sana ay hindi muna naisip ng DepEd
bagong magsisipagtapos mula sa En- na madaliin ang pagsasabatas at paghanced Basic Education Act of 2013 sasakatuparan ng programang K-12
bilang mga “globally competitive” at na hindi naman tahasang solusyon
“globally enculturated/informed” na sa pag-angat ng kalidad ng mga magmga indibiduwal? Gusto mong mag- aaral at ng edukasyon!
Ang anomang gawain o balikatin
ing globally competitive ang mga
mag-aaral mo pagkatapos ay down- na minadali at hindi pinaghandaan
scaling ng dalawang napakahala- ng may sapat na katalinuhan at kaggang asignatura ang gagawin ng mga amitan, wala talagang itong patutunguhan! Hindi ba naisip ito ng liderato
DepEd functionaries na ito!
Hindi lulutasin ng pragmatismo ng DepEd?? Malinaw na hindi! O ‘di
at hindi ito ang dapat at sapat na kaya’y hindi na naman nakinig sa
katuwiran sa ginawang desisyon mga dapat nilang pakinggan! Paano
na ito ng mga DepEd functionaries nga naman sila may mapakikinggan
hinggil sa downscaling ng dalawang kung kinulang nga pala sa malaasignaturang ito sa grading 11 at 12 sa wakan at matagalang konsultasyon
ilalim pa rin ng programang K-12 ng mula sa lahat ng mga “stakeholders”
DepEd. Dahil kung pragmatismo ang ang programang K-12?
Nakakailang sampal na rin ang
kanilang ikakatuwiran sa ginawa
nilang downscaling ng dalawang DepEd sa mga kapalpakang naglilimahalagang asignaturang ito, ang tawan dahil na rin sa minadaling
pinaka-pragmatikong solusyon para programang K-12! Sana huwag gumaging maayos kahit kaunti lang ang manti ng sampal ang tadhana sa mga
DepEd ay ang magbitiw na sa tung- opsiyal ng DepEd na ito na basta na
kulin ang mga DepEd functionaries lamang nag-iisip at ginagawa ang
na ito! Wala ng mas mauuna pa at kanilang mga trabaho kahit wala
mas pragmatiko pa sa pragmatikong ang mga salitang “tama” at “matalino” at “makabuluhan” “sensitibo” at
hakbang na ito.
Ang naatasang mag-disenyo ng “naaayon sa malawakang konsultaKurikulum ay ang “CHEd techni- syon” sa mga mas matatalino at mga
cal panel on literature” na pinamu- mas dalubahasa kaysa sa kanila!•
alalahanin araw-raw na mag-isip sila
ng tama at ng naaayon sa matalino
at sensitibong pagsasa-alang-alang
sa lahat ng mga indibiduwal na
maaapektuhan sa mga polisiyang
nais nilang ipatupad.
Ang alam ko, ang pinaka-pangunahing dahilan o layunin para sa pagkakasa-batas ng programang K-12 ng
DepEd ay upang gawing “globally
competitive” at gawing “employable”
ang mga magsisipagtapos sa Basic
Education sa taong 2016
at sa mga susunod pang
“Nagtitipid ba ang DepEd dahil sa
laki ng pondong kakailanganin
nito sa pagpapatupad ng ganap
na implementasyon ng minadaling programang K-12, kung kaya’t
tila ginagawa nito ang lahat
upang makapagbawas ng mga
guro sa Basic Education?”
todayinhistory
Gone with the Wind published
June 30, 1936: Margaret Mitchell’s
Gone with the Wind, one of the bestselling novels of all time and the basis
for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in 1936.
In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit
her job as a reporter at the Atlanta
Journal to recover from a series of
physical injuries. With too much time
on her hands, Mitchell soon grew restless. Working on a Remington typewriter, a gift from her second husband,
John R. Marsh, in their cramped onebedroom apartment, Mitchell began
telling the story of an Atlanta belle
named Pansy O’Hara.
In tracing Pansy’s tumultuous life
from the antebellum South through
the Civil War and into the Reconstruction era, Mitchell drew on the tales she
had heard from her parents and other
relatives, as well as from Confederate
war veterans she had met as a young
girl. While she was extremely secretive
about her work, Mitchell eventually
gave the manuscript to Harold Latham,
an editor from New York’s MacMillan Publishing. Latham encouraged
Mitchell to complete the novel, with
one important change: the heroine’s
name. Mitchell agreed to change it to
Scarlett, now one of the most memorable names in the history of literature.
Published in 1936, Gone with the
Wind caused a sensation in Atlanta
and went on to sell millions of copies in
the United States and throughout the
world. While the book drew some criticism for its romanticized view of the
Old South and its slaveholding elite, its
epic tale of war, passion and loss captivated readers far and wide. By the
time Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize
for Fiction in 1937, a movie project
was already in the works. The film was
produced by Hollywood giant David O.
Selznick, who paid Mitchell a recordhigh $50,000 for the film rights to her
book.
After testing hundreds of unknowns and big-name stars to play
Scarlett, Selznick hired British actress
Vivien Leigh days after filming began.
Clark Gable was also on board as Rhett
Butler
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Headline
Gitnang Luzon
JUNE 30, 2014
Pagkakaiba ng mga kulungan
D
Anu rin kaya ang naraAHIL sa pagkakakulong
ng dalawang Senador sa ramdaman nila kapag nakikita
loob ng Camp Crame, nila ang mga pribilehiyong naang National Headquarters ng tatanggap ng mga dalawang
Philippine National Police, muli mambabatas kung ikukumpara
na namang naging sentro ngay- sa mga pasakit at pahirap na
nararamdamanm
on ng batikos ang ating
nila dala ng malamga piitan sa bansa
impyernong
kuat ang malaking pagkakaiba ng pagtrato
sa mga taong ikinukulong sa mga ito.
Hindi maiiwasan
ang ikumpara ang kulungan nina Senador
Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., at Senador Jinggory Estrada sa mga
kulungan ng mga ordinaryong tao na naakulungan na kanilang
sahan o nahatulan ng
Ka Dencio Pacheco
kinagagalawan?
pagkakabilanggo.
Ito man ay
Malaki nga naman
ang pagkakaiba ng mga ito, dahil isang realidad, isa rin itong eyehigit pa sa sobrang sikip ng mga opener sa publiko at sa ating
ordinaryong piitan ang pinagti- mga nanunungkulan ang maratiisan ng mga bilanggong na- ming dapat baguhin sa ating
kakulong sa mga ito. Mainit, sistema sa pagbibigay parusa
mabaho at may kakulangan sa sa mga taong naakusahan o namga pasilidad ang mga para sa convict sa mga kasong kanilang
mga ordinaryong mga bilanggo nagawa.
Maraming mga gusali at
samantalang kumpleto sa mga
simpleng kagamitan ang mga pasilidad rin ang dapat itayo ng
pamahalaan upang magkaroon
para sa mga Senador.
May sariling kama, may tayo ng maayos, makatao at
sariling banyo at maluwang ang disenteng mga kulungan. Hindi
mga para sa mga Senador na man ito maging world-class,
nasampahan ng kasong panda- maging maayos at maluwang
rambong kamakailan, kagunay sana man lang.
Dahil sa kamera ng mga
sa Pork Barrel Scam na sinasabing kinasangkutan nila kasa- media na sumusubaybay sa
ma ang mastermind na si Janet dalawang Senador na nakapiit
ngayon, nakita ng marami ang
Lim Napoles.
Anu nga kaya ang narara- kalunos-lunos na kalagayan ng
mdaman ng mga ordinaryong mga nakakulong sa marami nattaong nakakulong sa ating mga ing mga piitan sa buong bansa.
Naisiwalat sa madla kung
municipal, district, provincial
jails natin o kaya nama’y yung paano ang diskriminasyon na
mga nasa National Bilibid Pris- nararanasan nila at ang kaons kapag napapanood nila sa nilang mga kalagayan kung
telebisyon kung anung klaseng ikumkumpara sa mga Senador
mga piitan ang mayroon ang na may VIP treatment.
Sa kabila ng maganda nilang
mga dalawang Senador?
Walang
Biro!
mga silid-kulungan kung ikukumpara sa iba, nagrereklamo
pa ang kabiyak ni Senador Revilla na si Congresswoman Lani
Mercado sa sobrang init daw at
may kakulangan sa mga kagamitan ang lugar kung saan
nakapiit kasakuluyan ang Senador.
“Hindi natin masisi kung bakit sinasabi
nilang mabuti pa daw ang mga nagnanakaw ng milyon milyon sa kaban ng
bayan kaysa sa mga nagnakaw ng kakarampot lang pero napakasama naman
ng estado ng kanilang mga kulungan.”
Naireklamo din ang mga ipis,
mga iba pang mga insekto at
mga dagang sinlaki daw ng pusa
na tila namamasyal sa Camp
Crame upang damayan ang nakakulong na mambabatas.
Hindi ba’t tila kumukuha
lang sila ng simpatiya sa publiko kung kaya’t nasasabi nila
ang ganung kalagayan? Paano
naman kaya ang mga sigaw ng
karamihan na naghihirap sa
mga kundisyon nila tulad ng
mga nasa ordinaryong mga kulungan na kung ilang taon na
rin nilang pinagtitiisan ang kanilang mga kalagayan?
Hindi natin masisi kung bakit sinasabi nilang mabuti pa daw
ang mga nagnanakaw ng milyon
milyon sa kaban ng bayan kaysa
sa mga nagnakaw ng kakarampot lang pero napakasama naman ng estado ng kanilang mga
kulungan.
Dahil sa pagkakakulong ng
dalawang Senador sa Camp
Crame, tila baga’y nagiging iba
na ang kahulugan ng hustisya
sa ating bansa na dapat sana’y
patas sa lahat, mahirap man o
mayaman, ordinaryong tao man
o may mataas na katungkulan. •
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to
reach your full potential... these are the keys that
will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
r, Scarlett’s dashing love interest.
ued with problems on set, Gone
the Wind nonetheless became
of the highest-grossing and most
imed movies of all time, breaking
office records and winning nine
emy Awards out of 13 nominations.
hough she didn’t take part in the
adaptation of her book, Mitchell
attend its star-studded premiere
ecember 1939 in Atlanta. Tragishe died just 10 years later, after
was struck by a speeding car while
ing Atlanta’s Peachtree Street.
ett, a relatively unmemorable seto Gone with the Wind written
exandra Ripley, was published in
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The ultimatum
W
ITH the ultimatum given by the Department
of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the
completion of various road projects in Angeles
City, private contractors are now rushing the road rehabilitation they are working on to catch up with the deadline they were given.
DPWH Regional Director Antonio Molano Jr., with
this development, even vowed that all the roads works
would be finished even before the timeline would end.
This is absolutely good news to all motorists passing
by these roads, the businesses affected by these projects
and the residents living along these
roads affected by the traffic in oneway roads, and by the dust or mud
brought by these road constructions.
What prompted perhaps the
DPWH to give an ultimatum to the
contractors of these government
projects is the prodding of the Angeles City government and the plan
to sue the said Department for the
delays suffered by these road rehaAlvin H. Arceo
bilitations.
For City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, the delay in the completion of these projects is hurting motorists because of the road detours
they have to take. Businesses are
also suffering losses because their
customers are discouraged from going to their establishments.
Residents of various barangays affected by these road projects meanwhile suffer dusty winds before the
rainy season had set in, and now
have to endure muddy doorsteps.
Recently, Mayor Pamintuan intimated the filing of charges in court
against the DPWH for the long delay of these infrastructure developments. He had received various complaints in his office receives from
various transport groups, business
organizations and residences.
Director Molano meanwhile was
suddenly made aware that the delay in the construction of the projects is causing harm
to motorists. The delay and the plan of filing a case in
court against the said government agency likewise caught
the attention of his bigger boss, DPWH Secretary Rogelio
Singson.
Molano said that they will be holding regular dialogues
with the contractors, for the purpose of monitoring the
status of the projects as they are now closely working
with the city government on the progress of the rehabilitation of the roads.
Aside from government projects in the said city, there
are a number of government projects that are being undertaken by private contractors and supervised by the
DPWH. There is however only one Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan who is willing to take the issue on the delay of
the completion of these projects in court.
Other local chief executives should emulate Mayor Pamintuan for being daring enough to sue a government
agency for the welfare of his constituencies who have long
suffered for the delays.
It took one Mayor Pamintuan for these contractors to
hasten their works. Political will is always needed to accomplish things on time.
There is nothing wrong with these projects; in fact
these will redound to the benefit and convenience of the
public. But what is disheartening is the fact that there
are times when there are only a few workers working on
these projects.
Since these road projects are major links to important places in the city and that delays in their completion
would hurt the public, it is imperative that these would
be fast-tracked. A day’s delay in these construction works
may mean thousands of pesos loss to profits of businesses and fuel expenses of motorists.
As of this
writing
“Other local
chief executives should
emulate Mayor
Pamintuan for
being daring
enough to sue
a government
agency for the
welfare of his
constituencies
who have long
suffered for
the delays.”
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6 SHOWBIZ
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
JUNE 30, 2014
Iwa Moto,
pumayat na
S
OBRANG tumaba si Iwa
Moto nang mabuntis siya
sa anak kay Pampy Lacson.
“Nine months na ang baby girl ko
noong June 23 and I’ve since lost
50 lbs., but I have to lose some
more,” she says. Grand finalist
sa isang dance show si Iwa kaya
kailangan niyang magpapayat.
Sa dating timbang na almost 200
lbs, sobang bigat niya.
“Big help ang pagsayaw ko
rito sa ‘Celebrity Dance Battle’
to lose weight. When I get home
after each rehearsal, I can’t even
hug my baby dahil masakit at
pasa-pasa ang buong katawan
ko. But it’s all worth it dahil nagenjoy ako sa pagsayaw ko rito.”
Who among her competitors
(Gary David, Priscilla Meirelles,
IWA
MOTO
Ciara Sotto and Rafa Siguion
Reyna) is her biggest rival?
“May iba pa ba? Si Ciara
talaga. Sabi ko nga sa kanya,
ipapakidnap ko na siya nang di
siya makasipot sa finals. Pero
siya talaga ang pinaka-love ko sa
lahat. She’s really a good dancer
at ang galing niya sa stunts.”
Is it true she and Pampi have
broken up?
“No, kami pa rin. Normal
lang sa isang relasyon ‘yung
nagtatalo kayo. Kung minsan,
one week kaming di nag-uusap
pero magkasama pa rin kami.
Pag dumarating sa bahay ‘yung
anak niya, si Thirdy (Jodi Santamaria’s son), inaasikaso ko ‘yung
bata, but di ko siya kinakausap.
As of now, okay kami.”
What’s the usual source of
their conflict? Jealousy?
“Ay, hindi, never naging
dahilan ang pagseselos. Minor
misunderstandings lang. Usually, yung I feel he doesn’t have
enough time for me kasi sobrang
busy siya sa business niya. But
he’s a very good dad. He also
finds time for his kids.”
If Pampi is not the jealous
type, would she do sexy scenes
again?
“Okay lang ‘yun sa kanya,
basta ang ayaw niya, kissing
scenes. Ayaw niyang makipaghalikan pa ako sa iba.”
So she’s now with TV5 for
good? “No, free lancer ako. I can
work with any network basta
okay ang project.”•
Sunshine overwhelmed
by role with Nora
S
Charee Pineda kampi kina
Senators Jinggoy at Bong
N
AKIKISIMPATIYA
si Charee Pineda sa
kinahinatnan nina
Senator Bong Revilla Jr. at
Jinggoy Estrada kaugnay ng
pagkakasangkot nila sa pork
barrel scam.
Tulad ng dalawang senador, elected official si Charee
ngayon sa Valenzuela bilang
konsehala at isa ring artista.
“Ako talaga… ’yung simpatiya ko talaga nasa kanila
kasi, siyempre, kasamahan
natin sila sa showbiz industry. Pero ’yun nga po, gaya ng
sinabi ko, ’pag artista, public
servant sila, darating at darating pa rin doon.
“’Yung katotohanan pa
rin ang magpi-prevail. Siguro
lilipas din ‘yung ganito kapag
lumabas na ‘yung totoo,” pahayag ni Charee nang ipainterbyu ng GMA Artist Center
bilang isa sa Kapuso Kontrabida Girls.
Eh, wala ba siyang takot
sa posisyon niya na baka any
moment ay may magsumbong sa kanya o magreklamo?
“Wala naman pong fear.
Pero ako kasi, naka-set na
sa utak ko na ano, eh, kapag
talagang public servant ka,
talagang dumarating sa point
na kinukuwestiyon ka. Mas
titingnan ka kasi sa part na
’yon, eh.
“Ang pinanghahawakan
ko talaga at the end of the day,
‘yung katotohanan pa rin ang
lalabas,” katwiran niya.
Unang term pa lang ni
Charee bilang konsehala.
Hindi pa naman siya nagaambisyong tumakbo sa mas
mataas na posisyon komo nga
may pangalan na rin siya bi-
lang artista.
Pero dumating din siya
sa point na ayaw nang magartista dahil sa pulitika.
Pero pinili pa rin niyang
umarte. Rason niya, “’Pag
gusto mo talagang umarte,
babalik at babalik ka rin.
Kaya hanggang ngayon,
nagti-taping, nagsu-showbiz
pa rin ako. Kasi pareho kong
mahal ’yon.
“Siguro
magkakaroon
lang ng time na mapapagod
ka ’pag paulit-ulit ang ginagawa mo. Pero para tumalikod
na at mag-iba ng career, sguro, napakalaking step nu’n.
Pero ’pag papipiliin ako, mahirap ’yon kasi pareho kong
gusto.”
Habang
wala
pang
bagong proyekto sa GMA, sa
Valenzuela muna ang focus ni
Konsehala Charee.•
UNSHINE Dizon, who’s
turning 31 on July 3,has
just finished her last soap,
“Villa Quintana,” and she’s now
in the cast of two new movies,
“Kamkam” and “Hustisya,” both
directed by Joel Lamangan.
“Ang tagal ko nang hindi
nakagawa ng movie,” she says.
“My last movie was ‘Sundo’ with
Robin Padilla in 2009. Tapos,
this year, suwerte, biglang
dalawa agad. In ‘Kamkam’, I’m
the second wife of Allen Dizon
na biglang nagbagumbuhay at
naging religious kaya ayaw nang
makipagtalik kay Allen. As I was
shooting this, Direk Joel told me,
‘O, gawin mo yung ‘Hustisya’,
ha? Maganda ang magiging role
mo run. Anak ka ni Nora Aunor.’
Nanlaki ang mga mata ko. Sabi
ko, ‘Talaga, Direk?’ Siyempre, yes
ako agad at sobrang saya kasi it’ll
give me the chance to work with
Ate Guy.
“Earlier kasi, ino-offer din
sa’kin yung ‘Whistleblower’ with
her pero hindi ko natanggap
dahil nag-yes na ko sa ‘Kamkam’.
Yun pala, sa ‘Hustisya’ kami
magkakasama. At nakakatuwa
kasi ang dami-dami naming mga
eksena na kami ang magkasama
kaya super tsikahan kami in
between takes. Masarap siyang
katrabaho kasi walang ere kahit
alam natin ang superstar status
niya, mabait siya, sweet, napakasimpleng tao, pero masayahin. E,
‘yung mother ng husband kong
si Timothy, super Noranian. So
super saya siya nang malamang
katrabaho ko si Ate Guy. Dadalaw raw siya sa shooting namin.”
She’s proud to be part of
“Kamkam” that’s graded A by the
SUNSHINE
DIZON
Cinema Evaluation Board.
“Lahat ng nakapanood ng
movie, pinupuri ito kaya maipagmamalaki mo talagang kasama
ka sa pelikula. Kaya, sana
panoorin ng mga tao sa sinehan
when it opens on July 9.”
She’s the only one without
a love scene with Allen in the
movie.
Allen’s bed scene with Jackie
Rice is really sizzling hot. “Naku,
pamilyadong tao na ako. At hindi
naman ako nakilala sa ganun, so
bigay na lang natin to someone
young like Jackie na napakahusay talaga sa pelikulang ito.”•
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Gitnang Luzon
JUNE 30, 2014
7
Filipino is 2nd top man
in engineering dept of U.S.
guided-missile ship
ANTI RABIES VACCINE. San Fernando Mayor Edwin D. Santiago and Councilor Nelson Lingat assist Pearl Lagman of the City
Agriculture and Veterinary Office in giving an anti-rabies vaccine shot to a dog during the Talakayan at Kapihan sa Barangay in Barangay
Pulung Bulu. --CSF/CIO PHOTO
EQUIPMENT from Page 1
A total of five STWs were distributed to ortilanos of Magalang,
Mexico, Lubao, Candaba, Porac, Mabalacat, Floridablanca and City of
San Fernando.
According to DA Regional Executive Director Andrew Villacorta,
85% of the funds for the purchase
of the STWs were from the National
Government, while the remaining
15% was paid for by the province.
“Libre na po iyan. Binayaran
na ng Kapitolyo para sa inyo yan
para hindi niyo na kailangan pang
mangutang para makakuha ng mga
STWs at hindi na kayo gumastos at
mahirapan,” Governor Lilia Pineda
told members of the Provincial and
Municipal Agricultural and Fisheries Councils (PAFC and MAPC) and
other farmer-members present in
the ceremony.
The DA regional director also
told the farmers to appreciate and
take care of these new machineries.
He also encouraged them to try
and learn new techniques and use
modern equipment to increase rice
and crop production in Central Luzon.
“These are the things that we in
the DA want to ask from you. The
FAPC and MAPC are partners in
monitoring and evaluating the agricultural programs implemented and
we want to hear from you what is effective or not so it will yield to better
results in our crop production,” said
Villacorta in his speech.
He added that it is becoming
very disappointing that the country
is being bombarded by imported
products that are easy and possible
to produce here in the country.
“We need to help each other to
make a self-sustaining province and
eventually a country with the crops
that we are yielding. The DA was
targeting 20 million metric tons of
crops but the country fell short at
about 18.6 million metric tons. We
are that close to achieving our goal,”
said the DA regional director.
He mentioned the importance
of farm mechanization that will increase the crop production and will
cost less than the usual.
Aside from this, he also encouraged farmers to apply for crop insurances or avail of the rice insurance
offered by the DA due to the unpredictable effects of climate change to
production.
After the awarding ceremony,
the new PAFC officers took oath of
their new duties witnessed by the
Pampanga Governor and other officials of the Provincial Government.
Other personalities present in
the ceremony were Board members
Cris Garbo and Anthony Torres, DA
Regional Agribusiness coordinator William Valdez, Regional corn
program coordinator Edwin Paningbatan, PAFC Chairman Nestor
Garcia and Edilberto Salenga of the
office of the Provincial Agriculturist.•
Lauren, Nautica, Victoria’s Secret,
among others.
The agreement include the expansion of the lease area where six
buildings with an average of 70,000
square meters will be constructed
for the new workers to be hired in
the coming years.
By the end of year 2020 or within two years from turn-over of expansion areas depending on which
of the two comes first, the extension
project will have generated 5,000
job opportunities. •
remains unidentified, in front of
her office.
The victim even asked the suspect, “Bakit nandyan ka?” and the
suspect answered, “nakipaghugas
lang ako.”
The suspect hurriedly left, who
boarded a tricycle, according to
witnesses.
When Timbol checked on her
belongings, she found her bag
missing with the items.
Police said the victim, on the
same day, received a message from
suspect from a cell phone, saying,
“Kailangan ko ito dahil may sakit
ang nanay ko na nasa JBL Hospital.”•
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In the agreement, LTIGPI will
expand its property for 25 years in
compliance with the requirements
set by their clients.
L&T has been known as the
manufacturer
internationally
known apparels such as Ralph
principal from Page 2
4 worth P30,000 and a Samsung
cellphone.
According to investigation,
Timbol went out of her office at
around 1:30 pm to talk to one of
the teachers, leaving her brown
bag on top of her table.
Upon her return, Timbol was
surprised to see the suspect, who
SUBIC BAY, Zambales -- A Filipino
holds the second top
post in the engineering
department of guidedmissile destroyer USS
John McCain, one of two
American warships participating in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness
and Training (CARAT)
exercise in Subic Bay.
Senior Chief Petty
Officer Arnold Libongco,
46, is from San Mateo,
Rizal and with the United States Navy for 20
years.
He is assistant head
of the engineering department that has supervision on all engines of
the ship, including three
engines that supply electricity to the whole ship
and the combat system
that manages the missiles.
Libongco is with 20
other Filipinos among
329 officers and men of
the ship.
“Once a week, the
ship prepares Filipino
cuisine like lumpia, pansit and adobo that even
many American sailors
like to eat,” the chief petty officer said.
He visited his family
in San Mateo only last
month so he volunteered
to help in the CARAT exercise.
“This is the first time
I saw Philippine Navy
ships. I saw how professional and industrious
the sailors of the Philippine Navy,” Libongco
said.
He said that every
time a U.S. Navy ship
makes its port call in the
Philippines, Filipino sailors are very eager to go
home to their families.
”They cannot sleep
the night before and very
excited to have an opportunity to go home in their
respective areas in the
Philippines,” he added.
(PNA)•
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Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
EMILIO WYLENGCO DUNGCA, consisting of a real
properties described as follows: 1)A parcel of land
(Lot 7-B) containing an area of 10,002 sq.m., covered by T.C.T. No. 330594-R, situated in San Jose,
Magalang, Pampanga) A parcel of land (Lot 2, Block
No. 13) containing an area of 470 sq.m., covered by
T.C.T. No. 126408-R ) A parcel of land (Lot 4, Block
No. 13) containing an area of 450 sq.m., covered by
T.C.T. No. 152452-R) situated in Telabastagan, , Municipality of San Fernando, Pampanga has been the
subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, among their heirs as per Doc. No. 934;Page
No. 087; Book No. LXIV; Series of 2013 in the Notarial Register of NOEL C. FLORES, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; June 30, July 07 & 14, 2014)
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
FAUSTINO LAZO, consisting of a real property
described as follows: “A parcel of land (T.C.T. No.
EP-0 No. 1638 with Emancipation Patent EP No.
189971) containing an area of 18,464 sq.m., situated in San Isidro, Subic, Zambales“ has been the
subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, among their heirs as per Doc. No. 74; Page
No. 15; Book No. 44; Series of 2013 in the Notarial
Register of CONRADO T. DANAN, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; June 30, July 07 & 14, 2014)
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of 15,797 sq.m., covered by Tax Declaration No. 0142290 situated in San Isidro, Subic, Zambales “ has
been the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT
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(Headline Gitnang Luzon; June 30, July 07 & 14, 2014)
FEATURE
VOLUME III • NO. 13 • JUNE 30, 2014 • MONDAY
Apalit’s
‘Apu Iru’
Devotees ride their
motorized boats to join
the procession.
Keeping the devotion alive
O
NE of the most widely
recognized religious processions in Pampanga
is the “libad” or the “Apung Iru”
fluvial procession in Apalit town.
It is held annually for three days
-- June 28, 29 and 30 -- which
makes the celebration rather
unique.
This year’s start of the 3-day
celebration last Saturday was attended by hundreds of devotees,
both local and foreign, who
braved the heat of the sun to participate in the fluvial procession.
Seen in the libad were prominent political figures including
Senator Cynthia Villar, who also
attended last year’s procession
with husband, for Sen. Manny
Villar. Accompanying the lady
senator was Gov. Lilia Pineda and
Apalit Mayor Amado Tetangco,
also president of the Pampanga
Mayors’ League, along with other
provincial officials.
Devotees were seen shouting
reverence to the centuries-old
ivory image of the miraculous
St. Peter the Apostle, which was
paraded on a pagoda along the
Pampanga River. The image of
the seated Apung Iru was transferred from the St. Peter’s Shrine
in Barangay Capalangan to the
St. Peter’s Church in Barangay
San Juan, and this tradition will
end today, June 30, when the
image is returned to its original
shrine.
The pagoda bearing the
statue was followed by hundreds
of smaller boats, according to
Tetangco, who said that the
crowd and the number of boats in
this year’s festivity surpassed that
of last year’s.
The floating pagoda, which
also bore people dancing the
traditional Kuraldal, is pulled
along the river by swimmers who
call themselves the Knights of St.
Peter. (RDF)
Photos by: Ric Gonzales & JP Manalang
Sources: Wikipedia, DOT website
Above photo
shows Sen.
Cynthia Villar
touching the
image of Apung
Iru. Right photo
shows Apaliteños having
fun in the river
during the fluvial
procession.
A perfect smile
from a kid who
enjoys the water.
(L-R) Gov. Lilia Pineda, Sen. Cynthia Villar and Apalit Mayor Jun Tetangco wave to Apaliteños.
Apalit Rescue
Units and local
police force
ensure the
safety of the
devotees
during the
Libad.
Party at the river, the Apaliteños’ way.