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C. luzon police chiefs sacked over crime data
Anti-coal plant groups mull caravan protests
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UPDATES. Gov. Lilia Pineda asks updates from the members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council about the preparations for the upcoming barangay elections. Present during the meeting are Board
Member Rosve Henson, Pampanga Mayors’ League members, Senior Supt. Oscar Albayalde, AFP 703rd Brigade Commander Col. Henry Sabarre, Comelec Pampanga Supervisor Atty. Lydia Pangilinan, DILG
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Only 8 towns remit
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By Joey Pavia
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The province’s election officer yesterday
revealed that only eight out of the 21 towns in the province have remitted their P10,000per-barangay share for the conduct of the barangay elections this October 28.
C. Luzon police chiefs
sacked over crime data
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Delta wants more
‘on-target’ cops
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
– Have you ever wondered how
many candidates for barangay
captains and village councilors
CITY OF SAN FER- training of some 1,100 memare running in the upcoming
NANDO – Vice Gov. Dennis bers of the PPO led by Senior
October 28 elections in Pam“Delta” Pineda wants more Supt Oscar Albayalde, propanga?
allegedly erroneously declared
By Joey Pavia
“sharpshooters” among the vincial police director.
In a Commission on Eleccrime data submitted to the namembers
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Gitnang Luzon
OCTOBER 23, 2013
Government land distribution
empowers 26,000 CL farmers
By Marna D. Del Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
--More than 26,000 landless
farmers in Central Luzon received their land titles under the
“Handog Titulo” program of the
government as the Department
of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR) intensifies
its land distribution effort this
year.
Maximo Dichoso, executive
director of the regional DENR
here, confirmed that a total of
5,392 land titles covering 1,947
hectares of public lands were
given away to marginalized
farmers in the region this year.
Of these, a total of 2,694 land
titles covering 1,763 hectares of
public lands were distributed
under the regular land distribution program of the DENR, and
another 1,139 titles covering 84
hectares under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program
(CARP).
“Only when farmers are assured of land security are they
motivated to develop their
lands. The first step, therefore,
to achieving agricultural and
countryside development, is by
providing our farmers with land
titles,” he explained.
Tirso Parian, deputy DENR
director for land management,
reported that another 1,559
land titles were also distributed
to farmers under Republic Act
10023, or the New Residential
Free Patent Act (RFPA).
Qualified Filipino citizens
who are actual occupants of a
residential land for at least 10
years are given free patent titles
under the RFPA.
DENR records show that the
government land distribution
program benefited a total of
77,245 landless farmers in Central Luzon since 1999.
As this developed, the DENR
completed 21 cadastral survey
projects covering 332, 616 hectares in Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija and
Zambales.
Cadastral survey projects
involved surveying extensive
tracts of previously un-surveyed or incompletely surveyed
lands in towns, cities, and provinces to expedite land registration and promote land valuation
and taxation efforts of local governments.
To facilitate land administration and management, the
DENR entered into a memorandum of partnership agreement
(Mopa) with nine local government units (LGU) in four provinces in Central Luzon under
the LGU-led land titling program of the DENR.
Parian said the towns of
Llanera, Carranglan, Laur, Gen.
Tinio, and Penaranda in Nueva
Ecija; San Marcelino and Olongapo City in Zambales; Minalin
in Pampanga; and Mayantoc in
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AWARD. Balanga City officials, led by City Mayor Joet Garcia (far right), show the plaque and trophy for winning the Outstanding Healthy Lifestyle Advocacy
Award national level given by the Department of Health. --Photo by Butch Gunio
P10-M razed in
Norzagaray blaze
By Froilan E. Magtoto
CAMP OLIVAS -- A fire of yet unknown
cause gutted on Sunday P10 million worth of
properties in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
Fire investigators said the fire incident
occurred at Crossing, Barangay Partida,
Norzagaray, Bulacan at around 3:20 p.m.
Investigators said the fire razed to the
ground 11 business establishments.
The incident was proclaimed fire out after
about two hours later.
I nve s t i g ator s
said at least 12 fire
trucks from different fire stations responded to put out
the fire while one
ambulance was put
on standby to respond to any emergency. •
Olongapo City
Futsal wins
Batang Pinoy
Luzon Leg
By Butch Gunio
IBA, Zambales -- In four
days of intense games, Olongapo City emerged the first
champions of the Batang Pinoy Futsal for the Luzon Leg
Boys and Girls Division.
Olongapo City head coach
David Bayarong said that the
city has really prepared the
kids months in advance for the
competition.
Philippine Futsal Committee Chair Ismaeil Sedigh
said that grassroots program
all over the country has been
doing very well because of
the availability of basketball
courts where futsal can be
played.
“With the support of LGUs
and DepEd, Futsal is now being introduced to youth level
such as regional and national
game. Futsal will also make a
debut in this coming Palarong
Pambansa,” Sedigh added.
He added that because
of increased futsal coaching trainings, the number of
teams is also growing.
Futsal is the official 5-vs5 variation of football, usually played inside basketball
courts. It is also a sanctioned
sport of International Football
Federation (FIFA).
Over 4,000 youths all over
Luzon aged 15 years old and
below have converged in this
town for the annual Batang
Pinoy 2013 Luzon Leg.
Thirty sporting events
where played in five days,
where kids battle it out to top
their respective event so they
will qualify for the National
Games that will be held in Bacolod next month.
The Philippine Sports
Commission has included
new sports to be played in this
year’s event including futsal. •
DOT-3 invites LGUs
in Pasay conference
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Tourism (DoT) is inviting local government executives and provincial
officials to attend the 1st National Conference on Tourism Governance this coming
November 25 and 26 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
Dubbed with the theme “Sustainability and Inclusivity in the Governance of
Tourism Destinations, ” the first national
confab on tourism governance is held in
partnership with the University of the
Philippines-Asian Institute of Tourism
(UP-AIT) and the Tourism Foundation,
Inc. (TFI).
According to DoT 3 Regional Director
Ronnie Tiotuico, the event is designed to
provide the necessary information to en-
lighten the participants on the roles, responsibilities and opportunities open to
local government units that are pursuing
tourism as a sustainable development tool.
Tiotuico said the two-day conference
focuses on The National Tourism Act
9593–The Value of DOT Accreditation;
The National Tourism Development Plan–
How Local Government Units Can Tap
the Promises of the Plan; Best Practices
in Tourism Governance; Tourism Product
Development and Marketing; The Roles,
Values and Challenges of Local Tourism
Offices and Organizations; Effective Coordination between National and Local Government; Niche Challenges in Destination
Management; and Heritage Conservation
Challenges.
Among the invited speakers include
pasay conference...Page 9
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SM San Fernando
launches automated
weather station
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- A shopping mall
here recently launched an automated weather station which can provide updates on weather conditions here and in nearby cities.
SM San Fernando Downtown (SMSFD) launch
their newest “Automated Weather Station” at the
mall’s fourth level last week.
“This launch aims to inform people that SMSFD
can share weather updates through www.weather.
com.ph then search City of San Fernando,” Scarlet
Pagdanganan, public relations officer at SMSFD,
said.
“We can benefit from this weather station by
aWS...Page 9
Christian school conducts
orientation on anti-bullying
GROUNDBREAKING. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan leads the groundbreaking and time capsule laying rites of the soon to rise barangay hall at Pulung Maragul. Joining him in this photo are: (from left) Councilor Edu Pamintuan, Pulung Maragul Barangay Captain Jojo
Dimapilis, businessmen Eddie Tan and Reynaldo So, and Marquee Mall executives Aileen Pescador and Joel Villanueva. (AC-CIO)
Anti-coal plant groups mull caravan protests
By Michael Cigaral
MARIVELES, BATAAN --The Central Luzon
Anti-Coal Formation gears
for more protests in light
of the reported building of
more coal plants for Bataan
and Zambales provinces.
Derek Cabe of the Nu-
clear Free Bataan Movement (NFBM) said that the
Coal Free Mariveles public
hearings are underway for
a 600-megawatt expansion of the GN Power Coal
Plant in this municipality.
“In Subic, Zambales,
the Redondo Coal Plant
and the expansion of the
Bataan diocesan
schools start
earthquake prayers
SAMAL, Bataan -- Diocesan
schools in the province started Monday a special prayer against earthquake that will be recited for four
consecutive Mondays.
Father Tony Bernardo, parish
priest of the St. Catherine of Siena
Church here, said Bishop Rufino Santos composed the prayer not only for
Bataan but for the whole country.
Santos is bishop of the diocese
of Balanga which has control over
parishes in 11 towns and one city of
Bataan.
Amy Ponce, principal of the St.
Catherine of Siena Academy, said
they have been reciting a prayer
against bad weather for almost a year
especially during the months of July
to September.
“Panalangin sa Masamang Panahon (Prayer for bad weather)” was
prepared by Bishop Santos.
“This special prayer which was
composed by Bishop Santos will be
recited for consecutive Mondays. This
will be a joint prayer against the bad
impact of earthquake,” the principal
said.
“Spare us from earthquakes. Deliver us from shocks and shakes,” read
the prayer in part.
Some 820 students and pupils
of St. Catherine participated in the
prayers after the flag-raising ceremony, Samaleno Hymn, religious song,
Panatang Makabayan and prayer to
the Sacred Heart asking for blessing
of the province, people and family.
Ponce said there are eight diocesan schools in the province located
one each in the towns of Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Orion
and Morong and two in Mariveles. •
(PNA)
Masinloc Coal Plant is still
on the drawing board despite stiff opposition from
local residents,” Cabe added.
In their bid to highlight the growing coal trail
in the region, the Coal Free
Central Luzon Network
held a caravan-protest last
Monday, October 21.
Their action is on the
eve of the Global Day of
Action Against Coal which
is slated on October 22 illustrating how dirty coal
energy could be, participants to the caravan will
be covered with uling
By Butch Gunio
PILAR, Bataan -- A leading Christian
school in Bataan has conducted anti-bullying
orientation for parents, teachers and students.
Bataan Christian School (BCS) located in
Barangay Panilao, this town, sponsored the
anti-bullying orientation on Thursday in line
with the newly-approved Republic Act 10627
or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013.
The law requires all elementary and secondary schools to adopt policies to prevent
and address the acts of bullying in their institutions.
The school tapped the expertise of known
ANTI-BULLYING...Page 9
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3 firms help restore
Cabanatuan power
CABANATUAN CITY -- Three electric power corporations are now helping to fully restore the electricity service in the city.
Rosanna V. Vergara, president of
the Cabanatuan Electric Corporation
(Celcor), said the Dagupan Electric Corporation and Angeles Electric Corporation have extended support in rehabilitating the 13.8-kilovolt line that was
damaged by of typhoon “Santi.”
Vergara said the Manila Electric
Company (Meralco), on the other hand,
is supervising the restoration of damaged 69-kV lines of the National Grid
Corporation of the Philippines from
Barrera substation to Cabanatuan substation.
She earlier said that a total of 37
60-footer 69-kv lines leading to the
NGCP have been severely damaged by
Santi’s 185-kilometer per hour center
winds that swept across Central Luzon
last October 11.
The Celcor service crew managed
to restore “partial electrification” in
the city’s central business section last
Thursday.
The areas with restored electric
power supply are Barangays Burgos
District, Quezon District, Mabini, Dicarma, Parumog, Sangitan Este, Sangitan, Padre Burgos, Nabao, General
Luna, San Roque Melencio, Matadero,
Dimasalang, San Roque, Rizdeliz, Bitas, Bonifacio, Aduas Sur, and Paco Roman.
Likewise, areas with electric power
supply are Barangays Caridad, Lote,
Villa Ofelia, Magsaysay Sur, Magsaysay
Norte and portion of Barangays Barrera
and Bantug Norte.
It is expected that electricity service will resume this week in Barangays
Isla, Mabini Extension, Patalac, Mabini
Homesite, Aduas, Valdefuente, Circumferential Road, Daan Sarile, San Isidro,
Camp Tinio, Lourdes, Bangad, Kalikid
Sur, and Kalikid Norte.
However, Vergara said it will take
time to restore electric power in 18
villages north of the city proper as 12
60-foot-high 69-kilovolt poles along
Gen. Luna Bridge between Barangays
Valdefuente and Mayapyap Norte, toppled by the typhoon’s strong winds are
still being replaced. • (PNA)
2 arrested in Angeles City traffic altercation
By Froilan E. Magtoto
CAMP OLIVAS -- A drunken woman and her boyfriend
were apprehended as they
resisted arrest during a traffic
altercation in Angeles City at
dawn on Monday.
The suspects were identified as Jasmine Cano, 24, of
Hensonville Subdivision, Barangay Malabanias, Angeles
City and Christian Baquing,
21, of Barangay Calsadang
Bayu, Porac, Pampanga.
Police said that while conducting patrol along Salome
St. in Barangay Balibago in
Angeles City at around 1:30
a.m. they chanced upon a blue
motorcycle, whose riders were
identified as Cano and Baquing, blocking another motorcycle colored black driven by
an unidentified man.
Police said the couple, who
were smelling of liquor, were
in a heated argument with the
occupant of the black motorcycle when the policemen ap-
proached.
But before policemen were
able to pacify the involved
persons, Baquing allegedly
shouted invectives against
the approaching policemen
saying, “Pulis lang kayo, wag
n’yo kaming pakialaman (You
are mere policemen. Leave us
alone).”
Reports revealed that
Baquing, also pushed P01 Jarnel Gill and attempted to grab
the policeman’s nameplate
from his uniform.
Cano also tried to interfere
by pushing and kicking at the
police officer.
Even when already handcuffed, Baquing continued shouting invectives to the policemen.
“P..a kayong mga pulis.
Mga walang kuwenta. Ano
ang ikakaso nyo sa amin, peperahan nyo lang kami. P…a
nyo. Tatawagan ko si Colonel,
makikita nyo (Curse you policemen. You are all worthless.
What will you accuse us with.
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Gitnang Luzon
OCTOBER 23, 2013
EDITORIAL
Telling the truth
The Philippine National Police (PNP)
should now conduct a thorough auditing in all police stations nationwide to
determine the real score in the country’s fight against criminality.
What was reported about some police
chiefs in Central Luzon being sacked
because of erroneous reporting of
crime incidents in their respective area
is revealing as it is disturbing.
Prior to this discovery, the people are
already doubting the reports of some
police offices about the peace and order climate in their areas. Many thought
there are actually more crimes happening in their areas than what is reported
by the police to the media.
Many times, the public is questioning
the efficiency of the media in reporting
crime incidents in their areas of coverage. When there are no reports on a
particular crime that transpired, it was
thought that the media is falling short
in its mandate to report everything that
happens. They tend to forget that the
media, oftentimes, depend on police
reports to come up with their stories.
This recent discovery now highlights
the practice of some police officials to
conceal some crimes that could dealt a
major blow in their office’s reputation as
keeper of peace and order.
It turned out that it is not only the media
that is left out in the dark as far as crime
incidents are concerned. Surprisingly,
even our police hierarchy are being
made to believe that our communities
are safe when the truth is that there
are hundreds of crimes happening in
almost every corner of every streets in
the country.
This further eroded the already blemish-covered image of our country’s lawmen before the eyes of the citizenry.
Whatever truth behind this fiasco, the
police leadership should do something
to correct the problem and be truthful to
the people.
They should remember that respect
and trust is earned.
Baseline
“In my assessment, the point of
comparison would be the standards which the leaders have set
for themselves.”
W
hat can a mayor do in 100
days?
During the first two
weeks of October, local chief executives (LCEs) of cities and municipalities have reported their accomplishments and plans after their first 100
days in office. Although the event is
not hyped by re-elected and incumbent mayors, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
considers the first 100 days as a critical part of transition. According to the
DILG guidebook, every mayor should
report updates on transition, mobilization, planning and budgeting.
Most of the Local Government
Units (LGUs) mark the first 100 days
of their mayors with fanfare. Others
prefer simpler programs and include
their report as part of the Monday
flag-raising ceremony. But whether a
requirement or not, the 100 days report forces public officials to be transparent, accountable and responsible.
Newly-minted leaders are working
on their baseline. The midyear transition, usually called the “honeymoon”
period, is challenging for any political
team. Aside from assessing internal
conditions, LCEs struggle to seek the – a first-termer mayor – aims to make
full cooperation of Council members. the City “green” and adopts measures
In towns and cities, constituents to ensure food security among its conusually compare the accomplish- stituents.
The nearby town of Meximents of their present
co under its new mayor, Roy
leaders with that of the
Manalastas, focused on orprevious administraganizing councils and comtion. Others judge their
mittees including the Bids
mayors according to
and Awards Committee. Althe number of people
though this accomplishment
they were able to serve.
may not be as bold as that of
The rest may just be
others, these are crucial steps
joining the bandwagon
in accomplishing targets in
and air opinions based
the next three to nine years.
on what is publicized.
Candaba mayor Rene
For Pampanga, I can
Maglanque, on the other
cite some cities and Earl P. Tongol
hand, boasts of 35 inframunicipalities which
structure projects which were
have publicized their
100 days report. In my perspective, completed in a span of 100 days.
Hearing some good news in some
they are quite promising. In my assessment, the point of comparison towns and cities in Pampanga is rewould be the standards which the freshing. These accomplishments,
plans and projects deserve the supleaders have set for themselves.
In Angeles City, Mayor Ed Pa- port of citizens, thus, the call for peomintuan expressed his plans to “re- ple to become involved in governance
build and transform Fields Avenue and not remain stoic.
If I remember it right, we were preand the entire Balibago district into a
occupied by whom President Noynoy
wholesome tourist destination.”
It’s about time that we re-brand Aquino was dating during his first few
Pampanga and erase the prostitution months in office. At least, we’re not
talking about love life in Pampanga.
stigma.
The capital city of Pampanga was
--able to exceed its target of planting
Email: [email protected]
10,000 trees in one hundred days.
Twitter: @earl1987 •
San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago
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President Benjamin Harrison extends borders of Nebraska (October 23, 1890)
On this day in 1890, Benjamin
Harrison issues a proclamation
that extends the northern boundary of Nebraska into the Dakota
territory. The decree also declares
that all Indian claims to Nebraska
territory have been officially “extinguished.”
Harrison was the grandson of
famed Indian fighter and treaty
negotiator William Henry Harrison, who served one month as
president in 1841 before succumbing to illness. The proclamation
brought an official end to territorial conflicts in Nebraska between
Indians and white settlers that
had sporadically erupted from the
1860s to the late 1880s. As white
settlement increased in Nebraska
after the Homestead Act of 1862
(signed by President Abraham
Lincoln), tribes such as the Sioux,
Fox, Omaha and Ponca were gradually forced farther north onto
reservations that could not sustain a traditional tribal way of life.
Many Indians died from malaria,
exposure or starvation. Members
of the Ponca tried to return to their
ancestral homelands in Nebraska
and even took their case to court
in 1879. The case made national
headlines and earned the tribe
sympathetic supporters. Although
President Chester Arthur signed
a decree in 1885 that returned a
tiny portion of the Ponca’s original
lands, he stipulated that all other
lands “unselected by” any Indian
tribes would be returned to the
public domain. This included por-
tions of already established Sioux,
Omaha and Ponca reservations.
Harrison’s proclamation of 1890
re-confirmed the boundaries of
Ponca territory within the state
of Nebraska and settled the rest
of the disputed northern border,
speeding settlement of Nebraska
by whites.
Federal recognition of the Ponca
tribe was officially terminated
in 1966. Without their status as
a recognized tribe, they lost title
to what little land had been left to
them by Harrison. One hundred
years after Harrison’s proclamation, on October 31, 1990, President George H.W. Bush reinstated
the tribe, giving them the right to
reestablish their homeland in the
state of Nebraska. --HISTORY
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Gitnang Luzon
OCTOBER 23, 2013
A May-December affair
T
he controversial affair of same-sex marriage. Didn’t it take
the legendary singer Fred- forever for Zsa-sza and Dolphy
die Aguilar and his 16-year to prove that they were truly inold girlfriend went viral on the love with each other? What about
internet. They are in love but, ap- Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise;
Ashton Kutcher and
parently, not everyone is
Demi Moore? Sad,
happy for them, matter
but it seems love is
of fact most of them were
limited to just some
horrified.
people and in just
Bashers have been itchsome cases.
ing to death to rant their
In a May-Decemdisgust and abhorrence
ber affair, as long as
to the 60-year old singthey are not forced to
er after disclosing such
do anything against
matter. The singer-songtheir will, I don’t see
writer has been bashed
anything wrong. I
for his affairs, mostly
mean, I had my fair
to minors. Netizens and
share of spring-winsome of his fellow musi- Pen Talks
cians even labeled him Aubrey F. Sembrano ter affair (at least in
my head). If there’s
a pedophile--someone
one
thing
that
who is sexually pervertmakes me fall head
ed with children.
over heels, that’s to
In some countries, this
meet someone wise
has been legally pracand humorous at the
ticed. Case in point, the
same time and most
eight-year old Yemeni
of these men are now
girl who died on her wedin their ‘30s or ‘40s.
ding night due to sexual
I find middle-aged
trauma with a somewhat
men appealing, old
40-year old man. This is
enough not to make
common for them--girls
stupid decisions and
aged 6-15, forced to get
young enough to still
married.
But in the Philippines, I don’t enjoy whatever their passion is.
think Filipinos are ready for this, Those very few silver hairs and
just as they are not ready for lines upon their face symbolize
“In a May-December affair, as
long as they are
not forced to do
anything against
their will, I don’t
see anything
wrong.”
wisdom for me.
In Hollywood, Alanis Morrisette the queen of alternativerock angst, has not been discreet
about her affair with a man who
was 15 years older than her when
she was only 14. It was a five-year
relationship and since she was
still minor that time, it was considered as a statutory rape. However, I believe it was a consensual
relationship and, again, unless
they are not forced to love one
another and it doesn’t compromise their welfare, there is nothing wrong with this. It’s just that
you have to prepare yourself for
man’s persecution otherwise it’s
better to be mum about it.
Perhaps, if Mr. Freddy knew
that he couldn’t handle such
flak, it could have been best that
they kept it until at least the girl
reaches the legal of 18. I wonder
why they had to show-off their
pictures on the internet, kissing, and now that he has become
the laughing stock, her daughter
Maegan, calls her dad’s bashers as morons. Did they actually
expect netizens to welcome and
congratulate them for finding
true love? I mean if they wanted
to be spared from harsh criticisms then they should also be
responsible enough with their actions. •
Mga ulat sa bayan
D
ati ang pagbibigay ng ulat
sa mga mamamayan ay sa
pamamagitan ng tinatawag
na SONA o State of the Nation Address, at ang pangulo ng republika
ang nag-uulat.
Ngayong mga panahong ito,
ginawang kaugalian na rin ng
mga ehekutibong lokal ang paguulat sa kanilang nasasakupan
pagkatapos ng isang daang araw
na kanilang paninilbihan. Ito’y
para iulat sa mamamayan kung
ano ang kasalukuyang tayo ng kanilang pamayanan at kung anong
direksyon ang kanilang tatahakin
sa pamumuno ng gobernador para
sa mga lalawigan at
alkalde para sa mga
lungsod at bayan.
NA, FERNANDINO ING MANIMUNA. Ang ibig sabihin, ang
mamamayan ng lungsod ang pagsisilbihang una at ang magsisilbi
ay mga lider at ang mamamayan
na rin nito.
Isinalaysay ni Mayor Santiago
ang mga programang pangkalusugan, pangkabuhayan, edukasyon, katiwasayan, kalinga at pagaruga sa mga senior citizens, lokal
na turismo at malinis na pamamahala.
Kung baga sa modernong lenguwaheng
teknikal, karamihan
sa mga binanggit
“Sa ganang akin, ang
pinakamahalaga sa programa ni Mayor Santiago ay
MALINIS NA PAMAMAHALA”
***
Nakapaloob sa dalawang pahina ng mga
peryodikong
lokal
ang ulat sa bayan ng Alkalde Edwin Santiago ng Lungsod San Fernando. Detalyado ito at nakasulat
sa wikang Kapampangan at Tagalog. Ang pakay nito ay madaling
maintindihan ng mga cabalen at
sabay na nalilinang ang namanang
wika. May paghanga ako sa kung
sino man ang nag-isip nito.
Taliwas sa istilo ng ilan na masyadong inglisero, putak nang putak
at di naman malasahan ng maraming nakikinig kung ano ang kahulugan ng mga binabangit.
***
FERNANDINO ING MUMU-
ay mga “templates”.
Ang lahat ng binanggit na programa ay Max Sangil
karaniwan
nang
nakapaloob sa mga
diskurso ng mga nanunungkulan.
Kung paano isasakatuparan ito ang
siyang mahalaga.
kakapagtaka ang ganyang damdamin natin dahil nasaksihan
natin kung paano nagsipagyaman
ang maraming mga pulitiko.
Sabi nga sa Kapampangan, “ot ala
noman negosyo o pibandyan dati, ot magluwal la keng balugbug deng pera da?”
***
Ang mahirap pa kamo, pag sila’y
humarap sa publiko at umisplika
ng kanilang mga tayo, ay mahigit
pang malinis kay birheng Maria.
Maybug kang misaldak
keng luklukan mu. Mayap
namu e manuldul.
Baka naman, mga mayor at
gobernadores, at mga kandidatong barangay captains, pwede
nang tigilan ninyo ang mga
diskursong kayo’y maka-Diyos
at maka- tao. Baka naman
ang ibig sabihin ng malinis na
pamamahala ay, sa Kapampangan, “malinis kong gawa.”
toda max
***
Sa ganang akin, ang pinakamahalaga sa programa ni Mayor Santiago ay MALINIS NA PAMAMAHALA. Maraming mga kababayan
ngayon, ang tingin sa mga nanunungkulan sa pamahalaan ay mga
magnanakaw. Hindi naman na-
***
Naniniwala ako sa pangako ni Mayor Edwin, dahil
noong mga nakaraang taon
mayroong Maning Santiago na
naging alkalde ng bayan ng Guagua na tunay at lantay na pagsisilbi
ang ibinigay sa kaniyang mga kababayan. Ni isang kusing na duling
hindi pinag-interesan ni yumaong
Maning Santiago.
Sa maraming mga alkalde na
kilala ko, paumanhin pero hindi
ninyo ako mapapaniwala sa maraming ulat ninyo sa inyong nasasakupan. ●
mail US:
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Dapat itigil
H
iniling kamakailan ni Pampanga Governor Lilia
Pineda sa mga nagtatanim sa paanan at gilid ng
Bundok Arayat na itigil na ang kanilang mga
maling pamamaraan ng pagtatanim. Ito ay bunsod ng
mga nangyaring landslides o pag-guho kamakailan sa
nasabing bundok sa lalawigan.
Noong ako ay nasa aking kabataan pa, hitik sa mga
puno at halaman ang natatanging kabundukan sa Pampanga. Sa paanan nito ay mayroong ginawang resort na
kung saan ito ay naideklarang National Park.
Matatagpuan sa parkeng ito ang mga swimming pool
na may tubig na nanggagaling sa bundok, mga gusaling
pinagdadausan ng mga aktibidad gaya ng mga pagpupulong at iba pa. Madalas ay ginagawang camping site ang
naturang lugar kagaya ng mga “jamboree” ng mga boy
scouts at bivouac ng mga mag-aaral.
Mayroon ding natural water falls ang parke na nagbibigay ginhawa sa mga naliligo doon sa panahon ng tag-init.
Noong Setyembre 2009, nakuha ng nasabing bundok ang
atensiyon ng marami nang magkaroon ng landslide sa paanan
nito na kung saan may mga residente ang nawalan ng buhay dahil
sa pag-guho ng lupa pagbulusok
ng mga malalaking bato, putik
at mga malalaking sanga ng mga
puno.
Marami ring mga tahanan ng
mga nakatira doon ang nasira
bunsod ng landslide at isa sa mga
sinasabing dahilan ay ang pagkakalbo ng kabundukan dahil sa
Ka Dencio Pacheco
mga iba’t-ibang kadahilanan.
Kamakailan, nagkaroon muli
ng pag-guho ng lupa at mabuti
na lang at nailikas na ang mga
residenteng naroroon bago pa
magkaroon ng landslide. Ito ay
sa kasagsagan ng pananalasa ni
bagyong “Santi” sa Pampanga
at sa mga karatig lalawigan sa
Gitnang Luzon.
Isa sa mga sinasabing pangunahing dahilan ng pag-guho ng
lupa sa bundok ng Arayat ay ang
mga maling pamamaraan ng
pagtatanim ng mga iilan sa kabundukan. Una rito ang pagsusunog ng mga puno at halaman
upang ang lupang kanilang
kinatitirikan at kanilang magamit na taniman ng mga
gulay at iba pang mga halaman.
Isa rin ang pagto-troso at pamumutol ng mga punongkahoy o “logging” sa bundok ang itinuturong dahilan
kung bakit wala nang kumakapit sa lupa na gumuguho
sa panahon ng malalakas na pag-ulan.
Kabilang rin ang pag-gamit ng labis na pestisidyo at
mapaminsalang mga kemikal kung bakit nasisira ang
mga halaman at puno sa kabundukan hanggang sa kanilang pagkamatay.
Aabot ng maraming mga taon bago mapalaki ang
mga puno sa ating mga kabundukan kung kaya’t hindi
basta-basta ito mapapalitan kung ito ay sadyang puputulin o susunugin ng mga naninirahan dito. Kung wala
nang mga puno, wala na ring hahawak sa lupa na siyang
nagiging sanhi naman ng mga pag-guho.
Sabi nga ng iilan nating mga kababayan na isa daw
“wake-up call” ang mga nagaganap na mga landslides
sa Bundok Arayat sa ating mga nanunungkulan na dapat na talagang itigil ang maling pamamaraan ng pagtatanim sa ating mga kabundukan partikular sa Bundok Arayat.
Hindi naman natin sadyang nararanasan ang mga
landslides na ganito sa Bundok Arayat subalit nitong
2009 at kamakailan ay naranasan ang ganito. Isang
senyales ang pag-guho ng lupa sa nasabing bundok ang
pagka-kalbo nito at ang pangangailangan natin ng agaran at seryosong aksiyon upang hindi na maranasan
muli ang mga ganoong sitwasyon.
Samantala, iimbestigahan ng Mines and Geosciences
Bureau ang nangyaring pag-guho ng lupa at pagbulusok
ng tubig sa may barangay Ayala, sa bayan ng Magalang
na nasa paanan din ng Bundok Arayat. Ito ay dahil din
sa nangyaring landslide kamakailan sa nasabing lugar
na kung saan may mga ari-arian ang mga nasira.
Dapat yatang maging seryoso ang lahat sa pagtitigil
natin sa mga gawaing nakapipinsala sa nasabing bundok bago pa maging huli ang lahat.
Walang
Biro!
“Hindi naman
natin sadyang
nararanasan ang
mga landslide na
ganito sa Bundok
Arayat subalit
nitong 2009 at
kamakailan ay
naranasan ang
ganito.”
***
Kung kayo po ay may mga reaksiyon, suhestiyon o iba
pang opinion, maaari po kayong mag email sa [email protected] •
Gitnang Luzon
OCTOBER 23, 2013
Crossword puzzle
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16. Ancient Greek city
17. 1928 Mae West play
19. Ring arbiters
20. Mr. Arafat
21. Where goal posts are
23. Argentine timber tree
26. Automat, e.g.
27. Flashiness
32. “___ et labora”
33. Gregor ___ (hero of
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34. Contest form
38. Vacationers’ stops
40. African swimmer
42. Wyandot’s cousin
43. Philippine invasion site
45. Rodeo rope
47. Holiday ___ (hotel chain)
48. “Broadcast News” costar
51. Renee of the silents
54. “Notes of ___ and Brother”
(Henry James autobiography)
55. Head count
58. Drudgery doers
62. “The ____ Love...,” Kahn
song
63. Merchantman’s nemesis
66. Library unit
67. Affection for Pavarotti
68. This, in Barcelona
69. Language spoken in
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8. Come ___!: enter
4. ___ on (exaggerates)
9. Juan of coffee ads
10. Vitamin A source
5. Braz. neighbor
11. Television medical expert
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6. Eggs, biologically
12. Appertain
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35. Company's
icon
36. Arena for
skaters
37. Wants
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throat
in ___”:
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sitcom
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41. Work on glass, say
10. Learned
44. Item in an actor's hand
11. Medieval rabbinical writer
46. Teasdale and Roosevelt
12. Bay window
49. Intl. assn. for learning
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50. Gutta- __
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SM PAMPANGA57.
| Cinema 1
27. Diner sandwiches,
for (2013) Place for cogitation
Carrie
R-13 | 1 hr 45 ms59. Go over 212 degrees
short
11:40 AM | 2:00 PM | 4:20 PM
| 6:40 PM | 9:00 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 2
Getaway (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 35 ms
11:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM |
7:00 PM | 9:00 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 3
Mr. Go (2013)
PG-13 | 2 hrs 15 ms
11:20 AM | 2:05 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 3
Ambushed (2013)
R-16 | 1 hr 40 ms
4:40 PM | 6:50 PM | 9:00 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 4
Escape Plan (2013)
R-13 | 1 hr 55 ms
11:20 AM | 1:45 PM | 4:10 PM | 6:35 PM
| 9:00 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 5
She’s The One (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
12:00 PM | 2:30 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:30 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 6
She’s The One (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
11:00AM|1:30PM|4:00PM|6:30PM|9:00PM
Swinburne
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60. Longhorn
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player, informally
52. Fund contributor
53. Dairy
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spreads
64. Jerry
Lewis
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its
56. Lemon go-with
telethons
annually:
57. “Dianetics” authorAbbr.
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59. Extremely
60. Picking ___ with
61. Quibbling quarrel
64. Sculptures and paintings,
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65. Racer Fabi
LAST ISSUE ANSWERS
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Headline
SM CLARK | IMAX Cinema
Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 45 ms | in 3D
2:15 PM | 4:40 PM | 7:05 PM |
9:30 PM
SM CLARK | Cinema 2
Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 45 ms
10:40 AM | 12:30 PM | 2:20 PM
SM CITY SAN FERNANDO
Downtown | Cinema 1
Cloudy With A Chance Of
Meatballs 2
MTRCB Rating: GP
12:20 PM | 2:30 PM | 4:40 PM
| 6:50 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CLARK | Cinema 2
She’s The One (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
4:30 PM | 6:45 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CITY SAN FERNANDO
Downtown | Cinema 2
Kung Fu Divas
MTRCB Rating: PG-13
11:00 AM | 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM
| 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CITY SAN FERNANDO
Downtown | Cinema 3
Gravity
MTRCB Rating: PG-13
11:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM
| 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CLARK |Cinema 4
Mr. Go (2013)
PG-13 | 2 hrs 15 ms
3:40 PM | 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CLARK |Cinema 4
Ambushed (2013)
R-16 | 1 hr 40 ms
10:50 AM | 12:55 PM
SM CLARK |Cinema 5
Escape Plan (2013)
R-13 | 1 hr 55 ms
12:00 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:30 PM | 6:45 PM
| 9:00 PM
SM CLARK |Cinema 6
Carrie (2013)
R-13 | 1 hr 45 ms
11:40 AM | 2:00 PM | 4:20 PM |
6:40 PM | 9:00 PM
HOROSCOPE
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)
Today is a good time to request a loan. You are entering a phase of emotional directness and impulsiveness
that may be marked by forceful and powerful feelings. Your inner resources and emotions are accented. You
may have new thoughts and sudden insights and will likely receive an unexpected boost in the way you think,
speak or write. Communications are accented and connections of all kinds, news, etc., are furthered, often at
the expense of tradition and established order. Friendships and involvement in group activities play a more
important part in your life now. You and a friend may draft a letter to the city council in your town requesting
more play areas in your town. A new child in this friend’s family may involve a special gift and a visit.
ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19)
This morning brings with it good luck and positive opportunities. If you are not learning and adhering to better
nutrition, today and tomorrow are good times to begin. You are a very eager person and you may be encouraged to push beyond your strengths or be inclined to exhaust yourself. This may be why there is an interest in
nutrition awareness. You may be especially dynamic and assertive just now. There is a lot of energy and drive
available later today to accomplish whatever you want. Expect a sense of joint effort from those around you.
Talking with a friend this evening may give you new investment ideas. Family members need attention and a
face to face chat can become a renewal of support and information.
CANCER (JUN 22- JUL 22)
You feel a hero as you come to the rescue of some co-worker friend this morning and you like the feeling that
comes with the feeling that you may have moved up a bit in the social standing of this group at work. Being more
involved with co-workers and business partners help you to understand how to interact with your working family
and to better understand the needs of your business partners. This can be a very positive thing by helping to increase production and support as well as sharing or respecting the goals of each other. Knowing more about each
other’s long-term goals will be helpful in sharing information and guidance for and from others. A visitor in your
home this afternoon may compliment you on your belongings. There is a special feeling.
SM CLARK | Cinema 1
She’s The One (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
10:35 AM | 12:50 PM | 3:10 PM |
5:30 PM | 7:45 PM
SM CLARK |D-Cinema
Cloudy With A Chance Of
Meatballs 2 (2013)
GP | 1 hr 40 ms | in 3D
12:40 PM | 2:45 PM | 4:50 PM |
6:55 PM | 9:00 PM
LAST ISSUE solution
MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 1
Carrie (2013)
R-13 | 1 hr 45 ms
12:30 PM | 2:45 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:15 PM |
9:30 PM
MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 2
Getaway (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 35 ms
1:15 PM | 3:15 PM | 5:15 PM | 7:15 PM |
9:15 PM
MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 3
Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 45 ms
12:50 PM | 2:55 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:05 PM
| 9:10 PM
MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 4
She’s The One (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
12:40 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:10 PM
| 9:20 PM
Robinsons Starmills |Cinema 1
Carrie (2013)
R-13 | 1 hr 45 ms
12:30 PM | 2:45 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:15 PM
Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 5
Getaway (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 35 ms
1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Robinsons Starmills |Cinema 2
Escape Plan (2013)
R-13 | 1 hr 55 ms
12:15 PM | 2:45 PM | 5:15 PM |
7:45 PM
Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 6
Cloudy With A Chance Of
Meatballs 2 (2013)
GP | 1 hr 40 ms
12:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Robinsons Angeles | Cinema 3
She’s The One (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
12:30 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:30 PM
Robinsons Starmills |Cinema 3
Ambushed (2013)
R-16 | 1 hr 40 ms
12:45 PM | 2:50 PM | 4:55 PM | 7:00 PM
Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 6
Passion (2013)
R-16 | 1 hr 45 ms
4:35 PM | 6:45 PM
Robinsons Angeles Cinema 4
Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 45 ms
1:00 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:20 PM | 7:30 PM
Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 4
She’s The One (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
12:30 PM | 2:45 PM | 5:00 PM |
7:15 PM
Robinsons Angeles | Cinema 1
Getaway (2013)
PG-13 | 1 hr 35 ms
1:00 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:20 PM | 7:30 PM
Robinsons Angeles | Cinema 2
Carrie (2013)
R-13 | 1 hr 45 ms
12:45 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:15 PM | 7:40 PM
( Cinema schedules are subject to
change without prior notice.)
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 - JAN 19)
Your attitude is positive and with a lot of enthusiasm. You are ready to explore all kinds of new horizons.
Professionally speaking, you are in a good place. Take some time this wednesday to make your plans for this
upcoming weekend. Enjoy getting away from your regular routine. Travel, education and other ways to stretch
your horizons open new doors of opportunity. Religious, philosophical and cultural matters are likely to have
special appeal for you. There is support and recognition from family and friends. You feel comfortable in your
home and surroundings and it seems to meet your needs. There is some open time this evening to express
yourself creatively; perhaps with poetry. A new leisure pursuit could bring you hours of fun.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUN 21)
This wednesday is a good time to step back and reevaluate your goals. It is said that every seven years or so
allergies and sensitivities tend to change or mutate. In your case, this may be true of you where music and
trends of thinking will change. You become more informed and mature from your experiences. At this time
you may decide you want to start your own business. Discover where your talents are and keep developing
these talents as you seek to become self-employed. Keeping a log of notes as to how you would proceed with
your dream of your own business will help you become more informed and determined. Keeping in practice
with your own talents will give you options if you need options. Some form of laughter is in order tonight.
LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)
Put a closure on any old business or personal concerns today. Events make it easy for you to find new solutions
to old problems. A clean break with the past in some respects is signaled for now. You will be making plans
to complete unfinished business and clear away obligations. You may have always wanted to try your luck
as a whitewater rafter, television worker, writer or painter. You may want to save a little more during this
adjustment time while you make your plans. You are interested in what sort of work you could really sink your
teeth into and what you could see develop into a productive project. Perhaps in shattering old molds you take
charge of your life, become energized and take priority. Uniqueness and originality set you apart from others.
LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)
You may find that your thoughts run counter to what is going on around you at this time. There could be a lack
of support or respect for what you think. Picture where the other person’s thinking might originate from and
take a step back to reword your message. A lot of mental tension can be eliminated with your insight. Progress
in some project is commendable and by the end of the day you will probably feel you have accomplished more
than your usual day of work. This afternoon you enjoy working in the yard or just enjoy a long walk. Thinking
things through from different angles is beneficial at present. You may be learning to break out of old mental
patterns that could be destructive--you teach through your actions.
PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
Consider the needs of others as you work on your financial plans. Losing sight of the practical and mundane
can make you very artistic, but might not be so good for the bankbook. There is a need for caution and practicality on the material and financial level. Use your influence when it comes to teaching others what you have
learned--especially the young people in your life. If you need any professional advice, today and tomorrow will
be the best days to seek your answers. You will find this afternoon begins a rather social time. Visiting after
work with co-workers or friends can be a great deal of fun. Tonight you may enjoy a long conversation with a
distant friend, writing a letter or making a special phone call.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 - DEC. 21)
This has been a productive time in that you are ready to move forward with your goals and eliminate any slowdowns that create that feeling of moving backward. Do something this afternoon that makes someone smile.
Perhaps you have experienced the results of volunteer work in a worthy area. This is an investment of your time
that is meaningful to everyone--a win-win situation. Look around; there may be an opportunity within the workplace to perform this generosity. Good deeds are contagious; before long you could have a whole group helping
others. Take advantage of this evening by making some future plans. If others are busy, take this opportunity to
play! Busy yourself with one of the many hobbies you have. Do not push issues.
SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)
Your creative abilities are at the ready today and whatever you decide to do will have your own personal signature. Others are impressed by your quick results and your accomplishments--particularly on such a short
notice. Co-workers or higher-ups may have good news because of your endeavors today. You will find the
likelihood of a raise or some other means that will increase your standard of living. This afternoon a meeting
with friends may produce big plans for a future get-together; perhaps a cooking contest or sports event or
hunting expedition. Whatever the case, the plans are perfect for great camaraderie. Life just keeps getting
better as you find ways to relate to the people that mean a lot to you. There is a deepening of relationships now.
TAURUS (APR. 20-MAY 20)
Your thinking is quite clear and natural just now. Ideas are flowing and come with ease. In some circumstances, you may be tempted to chat a little longer than you should. Decisions and new beginnings are possible at
this time. Any group activity will have much success. This is a good day that should find everything running
smoothly. Working with--rather than against--the flow should be easy to do. You may spend part of the afternoon rounding up a group of your friends or family in order to conduct a large garage sale, auction or bazaar for
this coming weekend. This will be successful, particularly if you make your plans now. Rewarding days like this
day makes up for all the stress that comes with the challenging days. Your efforts are rewarded.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22)
You have an opportunity to encourage your mate this morning. Perhaps a new job is in the making. In the
workplace you concentrate on the challenging ideas. Your ability to solve problems is in fine shape and difficult problems have easy answers with your insight. This afternoon you may find a personal situation has
new beginnings--a fresh start, perhaps the establishment of new and positive habit patterns. Spend some
time this afternoon to pay bills and adjust your budget to a more reasonable level. Financial investments
may also need some review. You can expect the lines of communication to be open. Social situations this
evening are favorable. Network whenever possible, particularly if you are in sales.
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
OCTOBER 23, 2013
SHOWBIZ 7
Rufa Mae Quinto
unfair sa dating BF
L
umang-luma naman
’yung isyung pinalalabas ni Rufa Mae Quinto
tungkol sa paghihiwalay nila ni Boy 2
Quizon. Kung dati ay
naging tikom ang bibig
niya sa hiwalayan,
maging si Boy2, ngayon
ay muling kinalkal ni
Peachy ang rason ng
breakup nila.
Ayon sa pahayag ni
Rufa Mae base sa interview sa kanya, pera
ang dahilan ng paghihiwalay nila ng apo ni
Dolphy. Diumano, inuutun-
kumpanya nang ma-dissolve
ito. Besides, hindi naman kay
Boy2 siya sumosyo kungdi sa
kumpanya kaya out si Boy2 sa
liabilities!
Siyempre, unfair at pangit
ang akusasyong ito ni Rufa
Mae kay Boy2 na kasosyo sa
pelikulang 10,000 Hours ni
Robin Padilla. Kung sakaling
may iba silang investor, hindi
maganda ’yung ganitong image kay Boy2.
Kaya mas mabuting itama
ni Rufa Mae ang pahayag niyang ito dahil alam niya ang
totoong dahilan kung bakit
sila nag-split ni Boy2.•
gan siya ng dating boyfriend.
Base sa alam namin, ang
pakikipagsosyo sa Brown
Sugar Productions
ang dahilan kaya
naglabas ng pera
si Rufa Mae. Pero
’yon ay may kinalaman sa pelikulang
Dakak na sinimulan na nilang gawin
ni Boy2. Eh, for one
reason or another,
tuluyan nang nashelve ’yon.
Ayon sa aming
source, nagkaroon
naman ng accounting ang
Shaina Magdayao di pa
ready maging stepmom
H
RUFA MAE
QUINTO
indi issue kay Shaina Magdayao ang age gap kung sakaling
mai-in-love siya ulit. In fact, ’yung mga ex-boyfriends naman
daw niya ay malalaki rin ang agwat ng edad sa kanya.
“So, from the very beginning, wala naman talaga (problema sa age
gap),” she said.
Okay din ba sa kanya ang ideya na puwede siyang maging stepmom in the future?
Natawa si Shaina. “Hindi ko talaga alam, parang ayoko munang
isipin ’yun. Ah, wow, pag-isipan ko muna dahil ngayon ko lang naisip,” sabi pa niya.
Magkakaroon ba ng problema kung sakali?
“Siguro, kung totoong pagmamahal ’yun, it shouldn’t matter, ’di
ba? Kung puro naman ang pagmamahal mo, wala naman sigurong
ibang dapat mag-matter kung dumating na ang oras na ’yun. Siyempre, kapag mahal mo ang isang tao, yayakapin mo nang buong-buo
pati ’yung imperfections niya,” say ni Shaina.
Siyempre, ang mga tanong na ito ay konektado sa pagkaka-link
niya ngayon kay Piolo Pascual pero say nga ni Shaina, wala naman
daw talaga silang relasyon ni Papa P. maliban sa friendship. Walang
dating o ligawang nagaganap.
Eh, ’yung balitang nag-give-way daw si Sam Milby para kay Piolo,
ano ang masasabi niya?
“Ay, tanungin n’yo si Jessy Mendiola,” kaagad na sambit ni Shaina.
“Ayoko naman pong makisali sa picture. Alam naman po natin
na nililigawan ba niya si Jessy, parang ganu’n, ’di ba? That’s what I
heard. So, huwag na tayong makisali,” dagdag niya.
Samantala, pagkatapos ng Juan dela Cruz na incidentally ay magtatapos na ang airing sa Friday, diretso agad sa bagong teleserye si
Shaina, ang You’re My Home with Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta.
Sobrang saya ng young actress na tuluy-tuloy ang work niya kaya
ayaw na muna raw niyang ma-in-love sa ngayon.•
BEA BINENE
AND JAKE
VARGAS
I
SHAINA MAGDAYAO
AND pIOLO PASCUAL
Jake Vargas inayawan
ng nanay ni Bea Binene
n last Friday’s taping ng
“Walang Tulugan with the
a Master Showman” ni
Kuya Germs Moreno ay guest
ang young star na si Bea Binene, ang ex-GF ni Jake Vargas. Nakita naming dumating
si Bea kasama ang napapabalitang ipinalit nito kay Jake na si
Ken Chan. Sina Bea at Ken ay
parehong mainstay ng “Walang
Tulugan….” Hindi man aminin
ng dalawa, it seems na meron
na silang special relationship
dahil very attentive si Ken kay
Bea at tinutukso sila ng ibang
mga kasamahan sa WTWTMS.
Nagkataon na wala roon si Jake
dahil may iba itong commitment kaya hindi nagpang-abot
ang tatlo.
Two Fridays ago ay sandali naming nakakuwentuhan
si Jake at inamin nito na hindi
umano sila in good terms ni Ken
dahil kay Bea. Selos umano ang
naging dahilan ng hiwalayan
nila ni Bea. Inamin din sa amin
ni Jake na hindi umano pabor
sa kanya ang ina ni Bea.•
8 BUSINESS
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
OCTOBER 23, 2013
Ecija SMEs to join 15th
‘Likha ng Central Luzon’
CABANATUAN CITY -- A total of 26 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nueva Ecija
will join the 15th annual Likha
ng Central Luzon (LCL) that is
slated from October 23 to 27 at
Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.
“Our delegation will be
bannered by Better Country Community Corporation
which is famous for its brown
rice, Casamoda Handicrafts,
Kababaihang Masigla ng Nueva Ecija which is known for its
organic products, and Lualhati
Enterprises which is popular
for its fabrics,” Department of
Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Director Brigida Pili
disclosed.
“We are optimistic that we
will be able to surpass the P8.7
million total sales generated by
the province last year,” Pili added.
The five-day bazaar shall
sel regionally-produced Christmas decors, processed foods,
home furnishings, ceramics,
jewellery, fashion accessories,
bags, footwear, and other novelty products.
It will likewise feature en-
gineered bamboo products and
others that used indigenous
raw materials and environment-friendly technologies.
DTI 3 and Philexport 3
jointly organize the event with
the full support of the Regional
Development Council 3, Philippine Information Agency and
Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation Inc. ● (PIA 3)
Italian-inspired hotel to rise
at Angeles’ heritage district
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY -- An Italian-inspired hotel is set to rise
within the city’s heritage district.
Veloce Tower Mall, developed by Ayda Development
Realty Corporation (Ayda), will
rise in Barangay Sto. Rosario in
June 2014.
Ayda representative Finnella Ayson said the new tower
mall will boast several amenities such as a gym, swimming
pool and a chapel.
“We aim to change how
people look at Angeles City’s
skyline,” Ayson said.
The soon-to-rise tower
mall was revealed during a
grandiose launch dinner held
on Saturday at the Widus Conference Center in Clark Freeport.
Ayson said the goal of Veloce is to redefine Pampanga’s
lifestyle standards while paying homage to the city’s heritage with a unique timeless
structure.
“Veloce actually means
velocity in Italian, and this inspires us to create a venue that
mimics the steady rate of speed
that the city is experiencing,”
Ayson said adding that their
development was likewise influenced by the growth of Angeles over the past years.
“We believe that whole local government is doing a tremendous job in keeping the
city’s businesses to consistently
grow and expand – and such is
the reason why we chose Angeles as the venue for our project,”
Ayson said.
During the launch, Vice
Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting
expressed her gratitude to the
proprietors, and welcomed the
project with much enthusiasm.
“I would personally like to
congratulate Veloce and Ayda
for choosing Sto. Rosario – the
heart of the city – as its venue.
In recent years, most developments in Angeles happen outside this area, which is why we
are truly grateful to the Ayson’s
for this project,” Vega-Cabigting said.
“Furthermore,
Veloce’s
development coincides with
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan’s
vision to beautify the Sto. Rosario heritage district by removing the so-called “spaghetti
wiring” of telecommunication
companies (telcos) and the establishment of the first ever
Angeles City Plaza there,” the
vice mayor added.
In a statement, Pamintuan
concurred, saying that “Angeles City is slowly becoming a
center, not only of business, but
of education, medical facilities
and even culture & arts – the
rise of Veloce is a testament to
all of that.”
Currently, the tower mall
has several available condominium units for sale, and their floor
areas range from 30 to 55 square
meters. Commercial spaces are
also up for leasing. The tower is
located near several shopping
centers, hospitals, the church,
and schools, and is seen to be operational on June 2014.
For inquiries, interested
parties may contact 436-1395
or mail [email protected]
gmail.com and [email protected] ●
Fontana Leisure Parks
to join Clark grand fest
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
CLARK FREEPORT -- A hot
spring resort is set to join Clark
Development Corporation’s first
grand festival next month.
Fontana Hot Spring Leisure
Parks (FHSLP) will join the fiesta celebration from November
16 to 17 by hosting a spectacular
display of fireworks and offering
discounts and promos.
During the festival, FHSLP
will offer special promos including its “All Water Fun” discount
where guests can enjoy their hot
spring, Olympic-size pool and
water theme park for only P375.
Guests may also avail of a 50-percent discount on accommodations at the FHSLP.
FHSLP will also be having
its “60 Days of Christmas” promo
from November 3, 2013 to January 6, 2014. During this promo
period, guests may avail of up to
30 percent off on accommodation
with free use of their water facilities and fitness gym.
FHSLP will also co-host the
Clark Festival Golf Tournament
along with Mimosa Golf and
Country Club, FA Korea CC and
Montevista Villas.
Aside from the golf tournament, FHSLP will also co-sponsor the “2013 AutoBike Show”
with JSK Custom Paint and Auto
Works.
Angelo Lopez Jr., public relations manager at CDC, said the
inclusion of FHSLP during the
two-day event will provide more
excitement in the festival.
Lopez said the event is in coordination with Clark stakeholders including the Clark Investors
and Locators Association, Greater
Clark Visitors Bureau, Philippine
Aif Force and Nayong Pilipino.
Other sponsors include the
regional office of the Department
of Tourism, Sun Life Grepa, Manila North Tollways Corporation,
Petron, Cargo Haus, GV 991.FM, San Miguel Brewery, Inc.,
Northwalk Clark, McDonalds,
Purefoods Tender Juicy, Parksons Duty Free Shop, Bureau of
Customs, Hotels and Restaurants in Pampanga and Alliance
of Travel and Tour Agencies of
Pampanga. •
PHL bus
reservations
revolutionized
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
--Travelling by bus to the different provinces in the Philippines
will never be the same again.
With PinoyTravel, bus trips
just got smarter!
PinoyTravel, the first online
provincial bus booking service
in the Philippines, was launched
recently to give Filipinos and
visiting tourists the convenience
of checking bus schedules and
booking their provincial bus tickets online.
The groundbreaking service
eliminates the hassle of queueing at bus stations for tickets in
order to travel to the wonderful
destinations in the Philippines.
Commuters would only need to
visit www.pinoytravel.com.ph or
download the free Android app
from the Google Play Store to
browse for and book their tickets.
In the provincial bus industry today, consumers are often
inconvenienced by the fact that
they cannot book their tickets
online, whereas it is already the
common practice in the airline
industry.
Additionally, checking bus
schedules requires the passenger to either call or go to the bus
station to verify the trip schedules. With this game-changing
service, Pinoys now have a handy
companion whenever they plan
on leaving the metro by bus.
“PinoyTravel sets to revolutionize the provincial bus booking system in the country. It is
a first-of-its-kind service in the
Philippines that will help provide convenience and alleviate
the difficulties of provincial bus
commuters,” said Au Soriano,
President and Co-Founder of PinoyTravel.
Put together by Soriano and
co-founder Maui Millan, PinoyTravel was recognized as part of
the initial batch of innovations
of IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc.,
the technology startup incubation hub founded by the PLDT
Group of Companies, during the
IdeaSpace National Competition
in March.
The non-profit foundation
is supported by members of the
PLDT Group, including First
Pacific, First Pacific Leadership
Academy, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation
(MPTC), MPIC hospital group,
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Meralco, Smart Communications, Inc
(Smart), Digitel, Sun Cellular, SPI
Global, ePLDT, Indofood, Philex
Mining, Maynilad, MediaQuest,
and TV5.
“This solution aims to address the lack of an end-to-end
public transportation solution
that will help boost tourist visits
to the country’s various destinations, given the recent tourism
boom. While airlines fly visitors
to some of the country’s best
tourist destinations, this bus
booking service will provide access to the last mile so travelers
can reach more of the undiscovered wonders in the country,”
said Earl Martin Valencia, Presiphl bus...Page 9
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
OCTOBER 23, 2013
8 towns remit from Page 1
In an interview, Provincial Commission on Election Supervisor Atty. Lydia
Pangilinan said that, as of
press time, eight towns, including Minalin, Magalang,
City of San Fernando,
Lubao , Sto. Tomas, San
Simon, San Luis and Sasmuan, have completely remitted their P10,000 shares
as provided for by the poll
body’s Resolution 9763.
However,
Pampanga
Mayors’ League president
and Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr. said they are still
awaiting the joint resolution
of the Commission on Audit
(COA) and Comelec before
phl bus from Page 8
they could remit the other
towns’ shares.
Tetangco said the mayors
are avoiding possible legal
impediment in the release
of the funds that could result in technical malversation of public funds.
Pangilinan, however, reiterated that the poll body is
just implementing the provisions of the law with penalty under Section 51 of the
Omnibus Election code.
She said technical malversation is applicable to
projects and programs in
the local government unit,
adding that the P10,000
shares are mere augmenta-
tions for election matters.
“What the COMELEC is
asking is anchored on the
provisions of the law. I don’t
think that a mere circular of
the CoA can repeal or abolish the provisions of the
law,” Pangilinan stressed.
The poll supervisor furthered that should the barangays fail to remit shares
due to lack of funds, the
LGU should augment for its
barangays.
The towns who have not
yet remitted but pledged to
give their shares once funds
are made available are Floridablanca, Arayat and Mexico.
Earlier, ex-officio Board
Member and Association of
Barangay Captains president
Melchor Pingul said that the
505 village chairmen in the
province are amenable to
the Comelec’s order for the
allocation of P10,000 for
the conduct of the barangay
elections on October 28.
Pingul said the village
chairmen will comply with
the Comelec order for their
P10,000 contribution, which
will come from the Sangguniang Kabataan budget.
The P10,000 shares of
each barangays will be used
to pay for the allowances of
public school teachers who
will serve in the polls.●
13,735 bets from Page 1
visor IV, Atty. Lydia Pangilinan, it
showed that 13,735 candidates have
filed their certificates of candidacy for
the upcoming polls.
A total of 1,486 candidates are vying for barangay captains in the 505
villages of Pampanga and at the 33
barangays of Angeles City. The total
number included the candidates in
this city and Mabalacat City and the
19 towns of Pampanga.
The report also showed that 12,249
are running for barangay councilors in
The province.
In Angeles City, the lone highlyurbanized city of Pampanga, there are
110 candidates for barangay captains,
while 1,008 are eyeing village councilor posts.
In the City of San Fernando, there
are 96 candidates for barangay captains. There are 35 villages in Pam-
panga’s capital city.
In Mabalacat City, there are 64
candidates for barangay chiefs, while
592 are running for councilors.
Among the towns in Pampanga,
Mexico has the highest number of
candidates for barangay captains and
councilors. The town with 43 barangays has 125 bets for village chiefs,
while 1,027 are running for councilors. •
gation and Detective Management
Montenegro based his recommendation on an audit conducted from August 27 to September 1, 2013, on all reported crime incidents reflected in the
blotter of PNP offices at the police stations, provincial and regional levels for
the period of January up to June 2013.
The audit involved the manual
counting of crime cases recorded in
the police blotters in police community precincts and PNP stations to reconcile it with reports from the different barangays.
Montenegro disclosed as much as
75 percent unreported crime incidents
in some police stations.
The PNP said four other former
chiefs of police in Pampanga, Angeles
City and Bataan are also undergoing
pre-charge investigation for similar
violation.
They are Supt. Neil Miro, former
chief of police of Mexico Municipal Police Station; Chief Insp. Melencio Santos, former Station 4 commander of
Angeles City Police Office; Chief Insp.
Ronaldo Lorenzo, former Station 5
commander of Angeles City Police Office; and Senior Insp. Michael Chavez,
former Police Station 3 commander of
Olongapo City Police Station. ●
crime data from Page 1
day the relief of two chiefs of police in
Central Luzon in connection with the
wrong declaration of crime reports in
their respective areas.
The officials were identified as
Supt. Ponciano Zafra, chief of police of
Gerona Municipal Police Station, Tarlac, and Chief Insp. Orlando C. Reyes,
station commander of Police Station 2
of the Olongapo City Police Office.
Purisima, a former Central Luzon
regional commander, ordered the relief and investigation of the regional
police officials based on the recommendation of Director Francisco Don
Montenegro, PNP Director for Investi-
cl farmers from Page 2
Tarlac already committed to partner with the DENR in expediting land titling activities in these areas.
Under the LGU-led land titling program of the DENR,
municipal assessors shall be deputized as Public Land Investigators to assist the DENR in land distribution efforts.
The partnership agreements are expected to improve the
LGU’s tax collection efforts, increase land-based market
activities, provide clean titles and greater access to credit
facilities, and reduce land conflict cases and boundary disputes.●
CARAVAN from Page 3
(charcoal dust).
Another caravan protest was also
held at the DENR Region 3 Office
where a short program was staged
while the Bataan and Zambales con-
tingents converged in Barangay Layac, Dinalupihan, Bataan.
This morning, the group will have
an assembly in front of the Limay Municipal Hall at 8 a.m. for their “coal
plant hopping”.
Their first stop is at the San
Miguel Carbon Site in Limay then at
the GN Power Coal Plant in Mariveles
next. ●
duction Management Office, discussed
the importance of monitoring local
weather.
Meanwhile, SMSFD Building
Administration Officer Russel Mari
Quiambao and resident engineer of
SMSFD Lenard Jules Somyden shared
their knowledge about the automated
weather station.
The launching was a sponsorship
between Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. and SM Investment Corporation.
Weather Philippines Foundation,
through its partnership with Metromedia of Switzerland, is working together
with donors in the private sector to support the Philippine government in its
efforts to reduce weather-related disaster risks in the country. ●
AWS from Page 3
knowing how to respond on the expected weather for the day. It is also best for
storm tracking,” Pagdanganan added.
The launching was attended by
tenant representatives, top students of
Pampanga High School and Barangay
Sto. Rosario Captain Jesus Liang and
his village councilmen.
Marco Sarmiento, training officer
at the Pampanga Disaster Risk and Re-
ANTI-BULLYING from Page 3
digital parenting and anticyber bullying advocate
Sonnie Santos as speaker in
the orientation.
Rex Canta, a high
school teacher and a parent
of a BCS grade 7 student,
commended the conduct of
the seminar saying that it
helped parents like him and
students better understand
the issue of bullying.
Earlier, Senator Nancy
Binay praised President
Benigno Aquino III for the
signing RA 10627 saying it
will usher a new proactive
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mindset in school environments and will ultimately
curb the early onset of the
culture of violence among
children.
“As a mother, I deeply
appreciate our President for
the immediate signing of
this bill into law. I believe
that this will create a new
‘positive culture of caring’
in school environments as it
stops, prevents and protects
children from the early prevalence of violence among
students,” Binay said.
Binay believes that the
law will further change how
quarrelsome children will
view and face the consequences of bullying.
“Those victims of bullying will no longer be afraid
because they know that
there will be safe channels
where they can air the hurt
and pain,” she said.
The lady senator, a
mother of four, also congratulated both houses of
Congress for prioritizing
the law’s passage.
According to the senator, bullying has been a
silent menace that has
plagued many children for
a very long time. Even as
adults, some may have been
victims of ingrained culture
of violence. ●
dent at IdeaSpace.
PinoyTravel has also partnered with Hot Air
Balloon Digital Group, one of the country’s top
digital agencies, to pioneer efforts in the local digital arena.
“PinoyTravel will make bus travelling easier
by providing updated schedules that will take
commuters to different provincial destinations
provided by our bus line partners and soon, a platform that will enable them to book their tickets
using only their smartphones,” said Resty Magno,
President and Founder of Hot Air Balloon. “PinoyTravel will save users the time and effort of queueing in crowded bus stations, and will also help
them save money so that travelling will become effortless and enjoyable, the way it’s supposed to be.”
Phase one of the service, which is now available to the public, will feature trip schedules of major bus companies plying the different provincial
routes in the country. Phase two of PinoyTravel,
which will soon roll out, will then allow the commuting public to book, reserve and pay for their
bus tickets online.
This groundbreaking transport solution can
now be accessed through www.pinoytravel.com.
ph or by downloading the free Android app at the
Google Play Store. ●
pasay conference from Page 2
DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr., DILG Secretary Manuel A. Roxas III and Senator Nancy S.
Binay.
For early bird registration, a participation fee of
P3,000 (up to Nov. 5 only) will be collected; P4,000
for regular rate – inclusive of lunch and snacks,
certificate of attendance and seminar kit.
Participants who wish to attend the tourism conference should pay their participation fees to Philippine National Bank, UP Campus Branch; Acct
Name: Tourism Foundation, Inc. Acct Number:
00-275-83060-22 and make checks payable to:
Tourism Foundation, Inc.
“We enjoin local government executives and
personnel in the frontline services, provincial /
city /municipal tourism officers, members of local
tourism councils, tourism-related NGOs and local
legislative councils to attend this important event
and gain insights on how to make tourism work for
you as a destination,” Tiotuico said in a statement.
For further details, please contact the UP – AIT
conference secretariat, Tel. No. (02) 926-9442 or
email: [email protected] ●
on target cops from Page 1
Central Luzon police director Chief Supt. Raul
Petrasanta at the Capitol on Monday.
Pineda said that as a former three-term
mayor of Lubao town, he had seen the importance of marksmanship training of the police
when it comes to efficiency in using guns.
It could be recalled that a member of the
Lubao police killed with a precise gunshot a
disgruntled security guard who held hostage
passengers of one bus along the national highway in Guagua more than three years ago.
Pineda said that “until today, the Lubao
cops fare well in gun shooting competitions.”
He added that “more importantly, a welltrained cop can help deter crimes.”
In an interview during the Peace and Order
Council meeting on Tuesday, Albayalde welcomed the support of Pineda.
He disclosed that the vice governor will provide them with a “reloader” as initial support.
It is used to refill bullets.
Albayalde said that a bullet used in training
costs P15 each. He added that it will only cost
them P7 per bullet using the reloader.
“We are lucky to train our people once every
quarter of the year considering the cost of the
bullets and other considerations. We can train
more our personnel now with the support of
Pineda,” said Albayalde.
Albayalde said the members of the Pampanga
SWAT team composed of 15 cops will “greatly
benefit from the training.” ● Joey Pavia
2 arrested from Page 3
You’ll just make money from us. Curse you. I
will call the colonel, you’ll see),” police quoted
Cano as saying.
Baquing and Cano were brought to the Angeles City Police Station 4 in Balibago as cases
of Alarms and Scandal, Resistance and Disobedience Against Person in Authority, Direct Assault, Grave Oral Defamation and Obstruction
of Justice are prepared against them. •
FEATURE
VOLUME II • NO. 96 • OCTOBER 23, 2013 • WEDNESDAY
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An electric guitar
with newly-glossed
varnish
I
t was in the ‘90s when forming a band was a fad and rock stars were the demigods
of the decade. Since the American rock music was so much embedded on our
own, what was a hit by then in the Billboard Top 20’s was also a talk of the rockers
and pop-singers wannabe in the local scenario, which is so much the same as today.
Phyton skin for
drumsticks and
guitar handles
are common
in San Anton
Inside the guitar factory
in San Anton
From the glam rock music to the
grunge tune of Smells Like Teen Spirits
by the ferocious voice of Kurt Cobain, this
decade was really one of the highlights of
fantastic golden age of music.
But not only the American pop culture
in music was the thing the teeners and
young guns were hooked up during that
time. We had here the Eraserheads, Afterimage, The Youth, Yano and the group of
the Kapampangan vocalist Bamboo Mañalac—the Rivermaya to name a few of
the Filipino bands that largely influenced
the sensibility of the generation through
the airwaves with songs that inspired a lot
to form their own band, too.
This was also the golden age of the
place called San Anton in Guagua, where
the market in guitar production was
so enormous and stalls along its major
road sprouted like mushrooms to supply
the demands of the time. The place also
became a training ground for those
who rented some of its private studios,
where dreamers to become the Bon Jovi
or The Queen versions of the Philippines
rehearsed till they dropped, slapping the
drum leather all night and squeezing
their eclectic guitars with those squealing
vibrato.
The noise was constant until a petition
complaint through a disturbed neighbor
warranted the closing of these studios—
but a week later, they were business as
usual.
San Anton is a haven for manufacturing guitars and other musical instruments.
It is located on the northeastern section
of Guagua heading towards the nearby
Lubao town.
In the past, there was actually no
These mass-produced guitars are also one of the
widely-popular versions that are being sold abroad.
Inside the shop owned
by the Lumanogs
guitar-making tradition in the town until
it was introduced by the Lumanog family.
The Lumanogs were the pioneers of
the craft, which they brought from Cebu
as a trial business that encountered a
lot of conflicts. It was said by one of the
descendants of the great Lumanogs that
their grandfather found success in the industry especially in the early 1940s, when
American guitar companies outsourced
the beautiful craftsmanship of the old guy
and was able to build a fortune out of it.
But just like in any family with
imperfections, sibling rivalries emerged,
misunderstandings erupted and will to
own the inherited craft by each of the
offspring led the business crumbling. Just
like a good guitar, the business, eventually
turned out of tune.
It was thru a descendant of the Lumanogs named Ruben Lumanog that the
tradition was revived.
Today, those former workers of the
backdoor business, who built their own
talyer selling guitars that bore the name
Lumanog, bastardized most of the
Lumanog guitars but cannot parallel the
original’s quality.
In one of my visits to my friend, Mervin
Baul, owner of the Little Indian Camp,
a guitar store in San Anton, he said that
today’s business is very much unlike in
the previous decades when the market in
the guitar industry was enough to build a
fortune.
Their biggest competitor today is
China, which creates guitar through
computers and machines.
“We cannot compete with China since
our guitars are made through hard labor
of the workers paid in a day to day basis,
compared to them where machines can
create 100 guitars in just one day,” said
Baul on the issue of globalization.
“Now we are customizing our guitars
to supply a market which China cannot
imitate. I do some graphic design works on
the skins of my guitars that are distributed
on limited offer. We have hand-painted
each to add more value to the whole package,” he added.
A regular handmade guitar in San
Anton only costs around P1,000. The good
thing about the industry is that you can
have yours customized according to your
own design.
I fairly remember when we formed a
band and regularly rehearsed in one of the
rental studios in this place. At that time,
owning a guitar was pretty cool and being
a member of a band was a status symbol.
But time changed and these studios were
no longer in the place the last time I went
there and stalls along the road that sell
this remarkable product seemed scarced.
“I think we need to get along with
what the market demands. I do designs on
my electric guitars on my own, thinking
of my concept in order to modify what is
regular and trite. If you look at my customized tambul (wooden beat box), they have
prints that are Filipinized. I think we can
get along with this,” Baul said.
I think, the matter has to do with
awareness. The craftsmanship of the guitars made in San Anton is of the highest
standard. If only the local market patronizes the products of their own rather than
buying cheaper products made outside
the country and with cheap labor and
materials, this fantastic tradition will
never die out of its supposed melodious
resonance that is a means of livelihood to
the local people.●

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