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City projects transparent, not anomalous
City holds seminars on new traffic code
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VOLUME I • NO. 126
MARCH 8-10, 2013
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BY CHARLENE A. CAYABYAB
ANGELES CITY--Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan reiterated yesterday that there
were no “anomalous projects” implemented by the city government which are being
monitored and checked by the City Project Monitoring Committee (CPMC) of the
Local Development Council (LDC). TRANSPAReNT PAge 11
‘PHL aviation
must link North
America and
Southeast Asia’
BY BUTCH GUNIO
SUBIC
FREEPORT-Philippine aviation must
serve as a Pacific bridge between North America and
Southeast Asia.
This was how Victor
Limlingan, an aviation
expert, described one of
the roles of the country’s
aviation industry in the
global stage.
“(We need to have the)
correct policy of liberalizing aviation in the country,” he told some 300 delegates to the Clark Aviation
Conference last week.
The conference highlighted critical role of airports, outside Metro Manila, in easing air traffic
congestion, identified in-
Pelayo
bares plan
for BHWs
salary
frastructure, and policy developments that will attract
airport-related businesses.
Limlingan added that
gateways like Clark will
spur the growth of regional
agri-businesses
and serve as staging point
of highly-skilled Filipino
professionals.
This Pacific bridge also
offers the possibility of
birthing a Filipino global
trading company that will
truly connect the Philippines with the global movement of commodities and
people, he elaborated.
And business travel, an
industry player said, is an
important sector of that
aviation bridge.
“Business travel has the
BY ELAINE MERCADO
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Kidnap suspect in
Bulacan is Liberal
bet in Candaba
B Y M ARNA DAGUMBOY-DEL ROSARIO
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga--A Liberal
Party bet in Candaba town has been identified yesterday as the alleged “mastermind”
behind the abduction of a businessmen in
San Ildefonso, Bulacan.
Police identified the suspect as Randy Turla, a resident of Barangay Mapanique, Candaba town, a candidate for a Sangguniang
Bayan position under LP.
According to police, Turla is believed to be
behind the abduction of Emerson Magadia,
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FREEDOM WALL. Students of College of engineering and Architecture of holy Angel
university sign the Freedom Wall erected inside their campus in their call for justice over the
death of Danielle Louise huet Conde. --Photo by leo villacarlos
Cop dies in car mishap
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--A 26-year old
police officer died in an
accident yesterday dawn,
shortly after his car was hit
by a truck along Barangay
Sindalan here.
Police identified the fa-
tality as PO2 Raymond
Sanchez Flores, a member
of the Candaba Police Station and resident B—27, Lot
26, Sta. Monica Village, Barangay San Nicolas here.
The driver of the truck
has been identified as Ed-
win Sollestre Bautista, a
resident of Barangay Anunas, Angeles City. He was
driving an Isuzu Dropside
Truck (RGV-483).
Investigations disclosed
that while Flores, on board
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LUBAO, PAMPANGA-Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo vowed to file a bill in
Congress allocating budget
from the general appropriation for the salaries of the
Barangay Health Workers
(BHWs) in all the municipalities and cities of the
country should he win the
congressional race in May
13 mid-term elections.
This came as Pelayo,
known as “John Loyd” of
the Fourth District, graced
the Women’s Month Kickoff in this city, attended by
some 855 BHWs who are
mostly community volunteers who receive no salary
from the government.
Pelayo said it’s about
time that the government
should first look after
the welfare of the health
workers in the community
which “we consider as unBhw SALARY PAge 11
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MARCH 8-10, 2013
Construction of viewing deck
on Bataan mountain cancelled
ORANI, Bataan--The Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR) has cancelled
the construction of a viewing deck
on area carved out of a mountain in
the upland village of Tala here.
The DENR provincial office on
Thursday said the project was cancelled and studies are being made
where to place the viewing deck
but definitely not in Sitio Binutas, a
mountainous area in Tala, where it
was first proposed.
The place was called Binutas, some
seven kilometers uphill from Tala,
because a company carved a road
out of the mountain for its geother-
mal exploration project.
“Binutas is potential tourism area
where mountain climbers and hikers
pass so DENR thought of putting-up
a viewing deck as monitoring station
and where the caldera of Mt. Natib
and big portions of BNP (Bataan National Park) can be fully viewed,” forester Ed Kabigting, newly-assigned
BNP Protected Area Superintendent
(PASu) said.
Kabigting said the winning contractor has just begun digging in the
area but encountered some problems and decided not to go on with
the project.
“I cannot say if there was a harass-
ment or what. But the contractor appealed to construct the viewing deck
in another place,” he said.
The PASu said DENR funded the
two-story viewing deck for more or
less P1 million.
Some residents have expressed
opposition to the proposed viewing
deck in Sitio Binutas.
They argued that the infrastructure would distract the full view of
Mt. Natib and portions of the BNP.
Kabigting said the BNP is composed of 18,335 hectares extending
from the towns of Hermosa, Orani,
Samal, Abucay, Bagac and Morong
and Balanga City. ● (PNA)
Police Round-Up
Pa jailed for molesting own daughter
BALANGA CITY--A father is now languishing behind bars for acts of lasciviousness he perpetrated against her own daughter.
Police report said the 15-yearl old victim, a resident of Barangay Ala-uli, Pilar,
accompanied by her sister went to Pilar police Sunday night to complain her
father Eduardo Medina, 56, jobless, of the same address, for allegedly molesting her.
Responding policemen arrested the suspect.
A case of acts of lasciviousness in relation to Republic Act 7610 was filed
against the suspect at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.
The suspect is now detained at Balanga District Jail. •Butch Gunio
Ecija police warn traders vs. Acetylene Gang
BONGABON, Nueva Ecija--Police here on Thursday warned business
owners to reinforce their security system following reports of a so-called “Acetylene Gang” has robbed another pawnshop here.
Sr. Supt. Crizaldo Nieves, director of the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office
(NEPPO), also asked local government officials to enact an ordinance in their
respective towns and cities requiring pawnshops to install closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and, possibly, alarm systems.
Police reports showed the D.A. Umirez pawnshop here was robbed Tuesday
dawn.
The report said the robbery gang gained entry into the pawnshop by cutting
through the roof and once inside forcibly opened the vault with an acetylene
apparatus.
A total of 200 pieces of pawned assorted jewellery worth more or less
P200,000, and P30,000 cash money were carted away.
It was learned that the pawnshop has not installed any security gadgets such
as a CCTV system within its premises, nor posted any security guards.
Nieves urged pawnshop owners to redouble their security efforts and to be
wary of new business tenants around their premises.
“It pays to be very careful,” he said. • (PNA)
4 drug pushers arrested in CL
DANCING EMPLOYEES. During the first Monday of March flag raising ceremony held at the Department
of Budget and Management, Central
Luzon’s government employees do the
“Zumba” dance-craze to get fit.
--Photo by Joelyn G. Baluyut
Bataan villagers seek rehab of damaged water system
ORANI,
Bataan--Galvanized iron pipes destroyed by
landslides caused by “habagat”
August last year have not yet been
rehabilitated and still affect the
household water needs of many
residents of Tala and Pag-asa, two
upland barangays in this town.
Village councilman Oliver Laluna, together with some villagers
here, are asking the contractor,
Horam-Abi, to repair the water
pipes as soon as possible or before
the onset of the rainy season.
Laluna claimed the contractor
replaced the damaged three inches G.I. pipes with two-inch plastic
pipes.
He said the contractor should
replace the destroyed pipes with
the same G. I. pipes.
The water supply has lessened
due to weakened pressure, thus
affecting the two barangays, Laluna said.
With this, Tala resident Analisa
Aguila said they have to fetch water
from a river far from their village.
Local reporters went to the office of Horam-Abi Builders in
Balanga City to get its side but the
administrator said their project
manager was out and promised
he would inform the media members as soon as the official is available.
As of Thursday, there is still no
word from the construction firm.
Residents said the contractor
was in the process of rip-rapping
a portion of a hill when the soil
eroded and caused landslides due
to heavy and continuous rains
brought about by “habagat”.
The landslides washed out G.I.
pipes that serve as connection
from the water sourced out from
the mountain supplying the two
villages.
It was not clear to villagers why
the contractor discontinued repairing the damage caused by
landslides that happened about
seven months ago. ● (PNA)
Council to assess C. Luzon nutritional status for 2012
By Joelyn G. Baluyut
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO–The National Nutrition
Council Region 3 (NNC)
together with the Regional
Nutrition Evaluation Team
(RNET) will start to evaluate this April, barangays,
cities, and the region’s seven
provinces’ nutrition program
management for the year
2012.
The Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan
Implementation (MELLPI)
is used to recognize Local
Government Units with outstanding performance in nutrition management which
assesses the local level implementation, explained NNC
Nutrition Program Coordinator Victoria Mañez.
For April, NNC has targeted the cities of Meycauayan,
San Jose Del Monte, Malolos
in Bulacan; Gapan, Olongapo
in Zambales; Angeles City;
and San Jose, and Balanga
in Bataan, and provinces of
Zambales, Tarlac, Bulacan
and Aurora, she added.
Cities of Cabanatuan, Palayan, Science City of Muñoz
in Nueva Ecija, and City of
San Fernando in Pampanga,
and provinces of Pampanga
and Bataan for May; and for
June, the Nueva Ecija province, Mañez added.
Among the factors which
will be evaluated in MELLP
include the efficiency of plan
implementation, effectiveness of plan, performance of
barangay/city/provincial nutrition committees in nutrition programs.
In Central Luzon, 13 cities
will be evaluated, seven provinces, and two to five selected
barangays in a municipality.
The Nutrition Honor
Awardees, the highest award
given by NNC to outstanding
achievers in nutrition program implementation, for
another three consecutive
years are Sta. Maria, Pulilan,
and Plaridel in Bulacan and
Cabanatuan City in Nueva
Ecija.
Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition
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CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga--Four known drug pushers, including a 20-year old
woman, were arrested in four separate police drug buy-bust operations in two provinces of Central Luzon on Tuesday.
In Pampanga, arrested were Darrel Cunanan, 27, of San Antonio, Mexico, Pampanga and Mariela Lingat, 20, of Purok 4 Barangay San Pedro, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Police said Cunanan was arrested after he sold shabu to a police poseur buyer in
Barangay San Isidro, City of San Fernando at 10:45 p.m.
Confiscated from him were four small transparent plastic sachets containing crystalline substance and the marked money used in the operation.
While Lingat was arrested at 11:55 a.m. near her residence in Purok 4 Barangay
San Pedro, City of san Fernando also in a buy-bust operation.
Lingat yielded four pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets and the
marked money.
Cunanan, together with the evidence, was turned-over to the Regional Crime
Laboratory here for examination.
Lingat was brought to the City of San Fernando Police office for investigation.
In Bataan, arrested were Rogelio Tayag, 42, of Barangay San Roque, Lubao,
Pampanga and Melchor Ocampo, 37, of Sitio Aquino, Barangay Panilao, Pilar,
Bataan.
Police said Tayag sold shabu to a police poseur buyer in Barangay Balsik, Hermosa, Bataan at about 6 p.m.
Recovered from the suspect’s possession were two pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing shabu and the marked money.
Tayag is presently under the custody of the Hermosa Police Office.
All the four suspects will be charged for the violation of the Anti Dangerous Drug
Law, police said. --FEM
Police nab man for gun violation
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga--A 46-year old man was arrested for carrying a gun
in a drinking session in Tarlac City last Tuesday.
Police identified the suspect as Hernando Dayao, a resident of a resettlement
area in Barangay Sapang Maragul, Tarlac City.
Police said Sapang Maragul Barangay Captain Arturo Taguines reported that a
man was seen carrying a gun of unknown caliber while having a drinking spree with
some friends in the barangay.
When police arrived they saw the suspect still holding a firearm.
Dayao was then arrested and was brought to the Angeles City Police Community
Precinct 5 for investigation. --FEM
Region 3 provinces train on
infant, young child feeding
By Joelyn G. Baluyut
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO–Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija
provinces will be trained this March on
Infant and Young Child Feeding cum
“Pabasa sa Nutrisyon” to improve the
nutritional status and health of children
especially under three years old in their
respective areas.
Some 44 municipalities and four cities’ nutrition committees will be attending the “Training of Trainers’” to be held
in Baguio City, spearheaded by the National Nutrition Council Region 3 (NNC).
NNC Nutrition Program Coordina-
tor Victoria Mañez disclosed that prior to
the said training, same activity was undertaken from November to December
in 2012 and January to February 2013
wherein the region’s 49 municipalities
and seven cities participated.
The said training will help prevent the
risks of children in malnutrition, she said.
IYCF is also aimed to reduce infant
and under-five-years-old mortality and
intends to improve, protect and promote
infant and young child feeding practices,
increase political commitment and ensure its sustainability, she added.
Meanwhile, barangay roll-out trainINFANT Page 11
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Gitnang Luzon
MARCH 8-10, 2013
ERC conducts
hearing at
power coop
in Mexico
By Dencio Pacheco
WOMEN’S TRADE FAIR. City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Rodriguez leads the ceremonial ribbon-cutting with 2013 Women’s Month Executive Committee
during the opening of Women’s Month Agro-Industrial Fair at the City Hall Atrium, City of San Fernando, Pampanga on Thursday.--photo by leo villacarlos
SF women launch trade fair
By Froilan E. Magtoto
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--Mayor
Oscar Rodriguez led yesterday the opening
ceremonies of the Women’s Trade Fair held
at the Atrium of the City Hall.
The trade fair is in relation to the celebration of Women’s Month in the city with a
theme “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa
Tuwid na Daan.”
The activity was attended by Rodriguez,
Women’s Month Executive Committee led
by Dr. Leticia Yap, Chairperson of the Women’s Month 2013, city hall employees and
some local officials.
“Let’s continue to have more of this undertaking as it will open more economic
opportunities for women in our city,” Rodriguez said.
Tourism officer Ching Pangilinan-Gon-
zalez said the products of the trade fair on
exhibit that are being sold are produced “by
the women for women.”
The products include bags and rugs made
of recycled materials by the Northville Women’s Association, water-lily handicrafts,
cornhusk handicrafts and home decors,
sweets and delicacies, organic products.
Gonzales said the trade fair is slated for
two days--March 7 to 8. ●
MEXICO, Pampanga – The
Energy Regulatory Commission
(ERC) has conducted a public
hearing yesterday at the Pampanga I Electric Cooperative, Inc.
(PELCO I) main office at Barangay Sto. Domingo here regarding
the electric power cooperative’s
application for approval to repair
one of its power transformers under its Emergency Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) funds.
It can be recalled that the
PELCO I’s 10-MVA Transformer
has experienced insulation failure last year and that it temporarily utilizes a reserve power
transformer. To provide continuous electric power service to its
consumers, the cooperative is
spending some of its funds for the
general repair of the said power
transformer.
Engr. Loliano Allas, the cooperative’s general manager said,
“We are much hopeful that our
petition be granted for the general
repair and overhaul of our power
transformer in Arayat in line with
PELCO I’s commitment to provide sufficient and stable power
supply to its member-consumers”.
erc hearing Page 11
City holds seminars
on new traffic code
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY--The city government here has
started conducting series of seminars for local jeepney
drivers and operators to educate them on the recently
passed and approved City Ordinance No. 307, series
of 2012 or the New Traffic Code of Angeles City and
other matters on traffic rules and regulations.
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, along with the Public Transportation and Regulatory Office (PTRO), the
Angeles City Traffic Enforcement and Management
Office (ACTEMO), the local Philippine National Police (PNP) force, Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO)
and the City Environment and Natural Resources
Office (CENRO) spearheaded the seminars for the 14
chapter members of the Pangkalahatang Samahan
ng mga Drivers sa Angeles City (PASADA) and the
Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (JODA)
in the city.
In the first seminar held yesterday at the Essel
Park Common Terminal, Pamintuan vowed his commitment on improving the traffic situation of the city.
He added that the seminars will cover different topics not only limited to traffic management, rules and
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TRAFFIC SEMINAR. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan (bottom row, 3rd from right) joins the jeepney drivers and operators stationed at the
Essel Park Common Terminal for the a seminar on the New Traffic Code of Angeles City. Joining him are (bottom row from L-R) Ederlinda
Valencia of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, LNW Councilor Danica Lacson, Councilorable Ruben Maniago, Councilor
Atty. Arvin “Pogs” Suller, Public Transport and Regulatory Office Chief Reny Mariano, PASADA President Bienvenido Reyes, TODA Federation President Federico Punzalan and Telebastagan Brgy. Chairman Remegio De Jesus. Standing with them are drivers and operators from
the said terminal. (AC-CIO)
Onemig to promote Bataan
adventure, sports tourism
By Butch Gunio
BAL A NGA
CIT Y--Actorturned businessman Juan Miguel
“Onemig” Bondoc has vowed to promote Bataan adventure and sports
tourism industry.
As a businessman and motor
sports enthusiast, he is planning
to set up a one-stop shop for motor
sports in Hermosa town.
He is also eyeing to build a go-
kart race track in Abucay town.
Moreover, he urged the Philippine government to lessen taxes and
even provide incentives to motor
sports and go-kart racers to boost
the industry.
He cited that Macau provides
cash incentives to racers in further
promoting motor sports and gokart racing.
Noting the blue and pristine waters off Mariveles shore, he said wa-
ter adventure sports could be staged
in the southernmost Bataan town.
Last month, Bondoc withdrew
his candidacy as congressman of
Bataan Second District.
The former actor assured he will
continue to be visible in the province and implement his projects for
the people of Bataan particularly for
the youth.
A native of Abucay, he currently
resides in Mariveles town. •
Bayani Challenge calls for volunteers
By Joelyn G. Baluyut
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Want
to be a volunteer? Join the
Bayani Challenge 2013 from
March 23-27 to be held at
Cabiao town, Nueva Ecija for
Central Luzon region that
would gather 100,000 people
from the country’s 39 sites,
and 34 provinces.
This was the challenge
posed by Pilipinas Natin Regional Coordinator for Region
3, Banik Alan Merenciano
during an interview Wednesday.
“Make Nation building a
part of your lifestyle, spend the
Holy Week through bonding
with your family and friends,
take part on this activity that
would benefit Filipinos especially the indigents, the environment, and kids,” he said.
This year carries the theme
“Isang Bayan, Isang Bayanihan” (One community, one
volunteerism), which explains
a collective action of heroic and
nation-loving Filipinos.
The five-day test of courage,
endurance and love for country will take place at Barangay
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Truth or propaganda?
Angeles City vice mayor Vicenta Vega-Cabigting and four of her councilors
are in hot water for an alleged anomalous transaction in the purchase of laptops and cellphones for their respective
offices in the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
The graft and corruption case was
filed before the Office of the Deputy
Ombudsman for Luzon by Lourdes
Northwest Village Chief Valentino Lagman, local radioman Medardo David
and lawyer Francisco Buan Jr., on
March 5. The first two complainants
are the same individuals who criticize
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, Cabigting’s
political ally, for alleged irregularity in
his administration.
To many, this will only sound like
dirty old politics playing. But, no matter
the ultimate objective, if evidence are
strong, the people ought to know the
answer to many questions that these
accusations may bring forth.
It should be clarified why only four
councilors--Jericho
Aguas,
Jesus
Sangil, Alexander Indiongco and Edgardo Pamintuan Jr.--were included in
the case when the city has 10 elected
council members and two ex-officio
members. Why only four councilors
were given cellphones and laptops?
What do the others have to say on this?
Why did the serial numbers of purchased units not reflect in the inventory of the product manufacturer? Was
there really a collusion to defraud the
government of a measly P120,000?
If this accusation were true, residents
of Angeles City should be doubly vigilant while the perpetrators should be
ashamed that even small bucks whet
their appettite for corruption.
But, if these were mere black propaganda without basis, whatsoever, the
accused should make it a point to stand
up for their rights against defamation.
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CouNCILoRS
Dr. Love
WHEN you are a disk jockey people expect you to be a love wizard and to have
a very broad knowledge about relationships. Perhaps that idea started with Joe
d’ Mangoe when he’d read letters and
dedicate songs on air. People always seek
for advice. I remember one time when a
listener asked me what to do because
her boyfriend dumped her for an older
benefactor. I advised her to seek for Kian’s opinion and the next morning I was
reprimanded. “Sa ‘yo humingi ng advice
tapos ipapasa mo kay Kian.” I grinned
shyly. Well, guilty as charged.
But the thing is, I can’t stand telling
people to do something I myself can’t. I
know myself enough. I’m a difficult person and I know I’d drag everyone to the
idea that fairy tales don’t happen and
love doesn’t last a lifetime so I’m careful
not to touch that part.
I can’t give them answers right away
without thinking of the right words to
say. I’m still mastering the art of delivering truth without being disrespectful.
I can’t be hypocrite enough to tell them
things just to soothe their aching hearts.
I’d rather be mean than give them false
hopes, but they’re going to hate me for
telling the truth because most of those
who seek for advise are emotionally unstable and they are in denial and there’s
no way that we can actually convince
them to do things our way.
As we grow older, we will engage
ourselves to difficult
there, you’ll understand how awful the
feeling is.
That’s the reason why it is difficult to
give advices. You can’t just tell someone
to get out of the affair because it’s wicked
if you, too, were once a mistress.
It’s always easier said than done.
We can keep telling them
what to do, but the truth is we
will never truly understand until we see things from their own
perspective. We may know the
feeling but we don’t really understand. They seek for advices, but
they never really listen because
the truth is, they ask for opinions
because they want sympathy or
they want to hear from someone
Pen Talks
else that they’re making the right
AUBREY F. SEMBRANO
decisions. At the end of the day,
they would still pursue things on
their own.
situations like falling in love with someWe can only lay to them facts and
one else while you’re both committed, possible consequences of their actions,
having an affair with a married man, but at the end of the day we have to let
having same-sex relationships, falling them decide for themselves. It is up to
in love with your best friend’s boyfriend, them if they wanna take it. Believe me,
getting pregnant with the wrong man, because I once never believed people
etc. At some point we will find ourselves who give advices to me, too. We can’t
in such situation and once you’ve been
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“Perhaps how
I chose to fix
myself was
lame but it
was all part of
how I made
it through the
rain.”
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Ang ilog ng aking kabataan
PARATING na ang summer. Magiging maalinsangan na ang panahon.
Ilang buwan ding dahil sa hanging amihan na siyang nagdadala ng
malamig na hangin ay nabigyan tayo
ng ginhawa lalo na sa pagtulog sa gabi.
Higit sa lahat malaking
kabawasan sa pagbayad sa
electric bill ang ganitong
malamig na panahon.
naglaho.
***
Napakasarap gunitain na noon,
kapag summer, at bakasyon sa eskwela, kasama ang aking mga kaibigan ay
magdadala ng kani-kaniyang baon at
pupunta sa may bandang
hilaga ng ilog at doon halos maghapon kaming
maliligo at maglalaro.
At maraming mga
taga-ibang bayan ang
dumadayo doon sa amin
at nag-pipiknik din. Sa
maniwala kayo’t hindi, sa
may gilid-gilid ng ilog ay
may maraming bukal at
doon kumukuha ng inumin ang mga tao.
“Walang patutunguhan ang
mga mahihirap na gusto
ring makisaya
kamukha ng
maykaya.”
***
Siyempre, ang summer ay kaakibat ang
piknikan. Naalaala ko pa
na noong aking kabataan
ay malalim pa ang ilog
namin sa bayan ng Porac.
Ito ay ang Porac-Gumain
river na nagmumula sa
may Zambales mountain ranges at
dumadaloy sa bayan namin, dadaan
ng Floridablanca at sasanib sa Pampanga River sa may Guagua at tuloytuloy na sa Manila Bay.
Dahil sa walang habas na pagkalbo sa may kabundukan, ito’y
natuyo at isang piraso ng kasaysayan
ng kabataan ko ay para ring bulang
***
At mayroon pang isang lugar na
piknikan sa Porac na kung tawagin
ay ang Dara Falls. Picture perfect ito,
at animo’y kahitsura ng Hinulugang
Taktak sa may Antipolo, Rizal. Kaya
lang, mas higit ang lalim ng tubig sa
may Dara Falls.
Ang kababayan naming si Lito
Lapid ay dito natutuhan ang paglundag-lundag na isa mga naging kapital
niya sa pagpasok sa pelikula. Animo’y
nandoon ka sa Acapulco, Mexico na
makikita mo ang mga divers na lumulundag mula sa isang matarik na
talampas.
Hindi na pupwede ngayon iyon.
Kung noon ay may limampung metro
ang lalim ng ilog, ngayon ay hindi na
lalampas sa tuhod ng tao. Kaya pag
nagmalakas ka ng loob na lulundag,
eh patay kang bata ka!
***
Nitong panahong ito, malaking
gastusin ang mag-piknik ang pamilya
sa mga swimming parks. Magbabayad ka na sa entrada, bawal pa ang
magdala ng sariling pagkain sa loob
ng parke nila.
Walang patutunguhan ang mga
mahihirap na gusto ring makisaya
kamukha ng maykaya. Sobra ang taas
ng singil sa mga swimming parks. At
kung sila naman ay pupunta sa mga
beaches, ay lalong malaki ang magagastos, dahil pati ang karagatan ay
BALITANg TOdA MAX IN PAge 11
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Danielle
A DAY after the start of the National
Women’s Month, a young lady met
her very untimely death in a
boarding house in Angeles
City. She was stabbed by a
man who is believed to have
the criminal intent of merely robbing the occupants,
but instead turned homicidal. Danielle Louise Huet
Conde, a student of the Holy
Angel University, died a few
minutes later due to a stab
wound in the chest she suffered from her attacker.
***
Conde was no ordinary
young lady of her generation. She was an engineering freshman student and a
member of the university’s
taekwondo varsity team.
She was a school beauty
queen, crowned as Miss
Engineering and Architecture last year.
***
Her neighbors had managed to
bring her to a medical
center in Angeles City
after they heard her plea
for help. According to
my sources, the incident
happened on the second
floor of the two-story
apartment building and,
immediately after the
stabbing, the suspect escaped riding a mountain
bike parked just outside
the boarding house.
Conde, with her will to
survive, had managed
TOMAS M. GARCIA
to go down the ground
floor and went outside to
seek help. Some neighbors disclosed that she
was too weak to walk
further and there lost
consciousness.
iWrite
“Maybe it’s high
time that apartments, boarding houses and
other temporary
dwellings of students be given
further security
attention”
***
Her assailant had broken into Conde’s boarding
house on the afternoon
of Saturday and signs of
struggle were observed at
the crime scene. Since she
was a martial arts player, people speculates that she tried to defend herself
from the robber but was subdued by
the latter by stabbing her in the chest.
The stabbing had reportedly hit a major vein near Conde’s heart, that hastened her death.
moments.
***
Conde, in the last
minutes of her life,
struggled to live despite
the pain she suffered at
that instance. The stab
wound on her chest,
however, must be too
deep that she failed to
fight for life in her last
***
In social networking sites, television news reports and local tabloids
spread the computer-generated facial
image of the male suspect who is said
to be between 35 to 40 years old with
a medium-built body and a dark complexion. We just hope that the suspect
will already be identified, apprehended and justice be served.
***
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan of
Angeles City meanwhile urged the
city’s lawmaking body to fast-track
an ordinance that will requests apartments and boarding houses’ owners to install close-circuit television
(CCTV) systems on their places of
business. He likewise ordered the city
police to beef-up its campaign against
criminality and intensify police visibility on university belts and tourist
areas. It may be a hero’s deed too late
as the incident was not the first time to
have happened in the city. The effort is
laudable anyway if it will be realized
the soonest.
***
In 2009, a nursing student at the
Angeles University Foundation was
also stabbed to death in her boarding
house in Barangay Salapungan, Angeles City. Keith Ballesteros was another
soul whose life was halted by a senseless killing. The perpetrator is still at
large to this date.
***
The latest gruesome incident that
took the life of Conde is very saddening. I may not personally know her
but I am of the firm belief that she was
no ordinary student and a daughter
to her parents. She could have gone a
ToDAY iN HiSToRY
Do
not
talk to strangers is now
the rule of
the thumb.
St ra ngers
a nt ic ip ate ELLEZ J. DAVIO
your every
moves. They know everything about
you. From the moment you step out
from your house to the amount of
money you have in your purse. They
could easily detect a potential target.
They have records of your daily itineraries. No one is spared once they
decided to accomplish their master
plan. For them life is dispensable.
They could readily dispose an individual who gets in their way.
With the influx of criminals in
our society, I dare to say that nobody is shielded from their evil
minds. We could be all victims in a
wrong place and in a wrong time. •
Now We
Know!
February Revolution begins in Russia
Militarily, imperial Russia was no
match for industrialized Germany.
Russian troops were shockingly illequipped for fighting, and Russian
casualties were greater than those
sustained by any nation in any previous war. Meanwhile, the Russian
economy was hopelessly disrupted
by the costly war effort, and moderates joined Russian radical elements
in calling for the overthrow of the
czar.
On March 8, 1917, demonstrators clamoring for bread took to
the streets of the Russian capital
of Petrograd. Supported by 90,000
men and women on strike, the protesters clashed with police, refusing
to leave the streets. On March 10,
the strike spread among Petrograd’s
workers, and irate mobs of workers destroyed police stations. Sev-
Malati ya pa’y Joe e ra ne kayabe
I Tatang nang malwat na ring makawale
Akakit n’ya mu’yti potang dalawan ne,
Ban perang suporta iyabut no’t ibye.
King pekatawli nang aldo pamamunta
Binye no ning Tata ding perang suporta
Uling disyotsu ne, maputut no ngana
‘nya dapat kang ima ipabalu na na.
“Potang ibye mula ding perang darala
Lawen me lupa nang Ma mu nung muwa ya.”
At sabyan mu kaku potang mibalik ka
King bakung abalu nung nang itsura na.”
Karas na king bale sinabi na naman
Anya ining Ima, lupa na miglulam,
Ngana namang agad, “Buri na makanyan?
Sige lawen ke mo itsura na naman.”
“Potang mibalik ka oyning kekang sabyan
kabang ing lupa na kekang pagumasdan,
karing meging saup, salamat pung myuman,
‘gyang e pu ikayu ing tune kung tatang.”
Ka Dencio Pacheco
March 8, 1917
In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar) begins on this day in 1917, when riots
and strikes over the scarcity of food
erupt in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg).
By 1917, most Russians had lost
faith in the leadership ability of the
czarist regime. Government corruption was rampant, the Russian
economy remained backward and
Czar Nicholas II had repeatedly
dissolved the Dumas, the Russian
parliamentary groups established to
placate the masses after the Revolution of 1905, each time they opposed
his will. But the immediate cause of
the February Revolution—the first
phase of the more sweeping Russian
Revolution of 1917—was Russia’s disastrous involvement in World War I.
Ing tawling suporta
Ditak Mung Amanu
“The drive to crack down the criminals remains futile regardless who rules the
government.”
their evil side that they dismiss from
their mind the true meaning of humanity. What they do to their victims
is beyond the realms of the fundamental existence of mankind. Criminals and wild animals are the same.
Their hunger for more prey could
never be satisfied. Their thirst for
blood could never be quenched. Even
in death, their preys cry for justice.
The death of a college student
was so brutal. I could imagine her
struggles just to stay alive. Her
bravery was compensated by a
stabbed wound in the chest. I could
not comprehend the anguish and
the pain of losing a child in a hideous crime. Only a heartless person
could undertake such evil deed. A
life was taken without mercy. Her
laughter could only be heard in
dreams and her assailant remains
free and could still enjoy the pleasure of living at his whims.
Romeo S. Rodriguez
IwRITe PAge 11
Don’t talk to strangers
I always warn my kids not to talk
to strangers. Precaution should be
the foremost defense of avoiding
any misfortune. Crooks nowadays
use multifarious ways of committing crimes. Nobody is safe.
Thieves, robbers, snatchers, kidnappers, hired killers and other unscrupulous individuals are all over
the map. Oftentimes they look for
victims that they could easily manipulate and they survey the victim’s unguarded aspects. Timing and precision is their best strategy to avoid any
encounter with the law enforcers.
News of all sorts of crimes flood
the television and the social media.
Reports of unsolved crimes continue to escalate everyday. The drive to
crack down the criminals remains
futile regardless who rules the government. The long arm of the law
does not prevail in our society.
Criminals are possessed with
MAILI TA PA!
eral factories elected deputies to the
Petrograd Soviet (“council) of workers, following the model devised
during the Revolution of 1905.
On March 11, the troops of the
Petrograd army garrison were
called out to quell the uprising. In
some encounters, regiments opened
fire, killing demonstrators, but the
protesters kept to the streets, and
the troops began to waver. That day,
Nicholas again dissolved the Dumas. When the frustrated Russian
army at Petrograd unexpectedly
switched their support to the demonstrators, the imperial government
was forced to resign and a provisional government was established.
Three days later, Nicholas formally
abdicated his throne, effectively
ending nearly four centuries of czarist rule in Russia.--HISTORY
Aliwa na ing panaun
Eku sukat aisip ketang aldo minsan
Bakit ating taung sobra kamulang
Rening taung areti ala ng puwang
Keti yatu na sana puru kayapan
Keng panaun ngeni dakal kriminal
Gawa lang bage tutung karumal-dumal
Karelang gawa ena dapat a normal
Kekang daya karela maybug mukal
Ating taung makagawang matsura
Iti antimong ordinaryu mu ngan karela
Makalunus rugu karelang biktima
Akutang mu namu, ot makanyan dapat da
Taung marawak ela kanu normal a isip
Mas buri me pa ing taung tutung makitid
Uling para karela alang bakit bakit
Istung atyu na la ena ka babalikid
Ketang aldo ating mebiktima
Estudyante ya mu ining anak a dalaga
Kinitil de biye nitang manako mu sana
Ala yang lunus taram siksak na
King likas a tapang na ning dalaga
Ikwa nang linaban keng linub bale na
Mupin ing milyari rugu miunan ya
Kaniting damonyus minataki kaya
O bat rugu agagawa da anti kaniti
‘Gyang isipan mu tutu kang marindi
Sobra na talaga ing ngening malilyari
Ing dapat a marok o ba’t yang mag-ari
Anya kakung panabilin ngan keka tamu
Sana mimingat pane e pakasiguradu
Iagpang ke iti paganaka ya mu rugu
Aliwa na ing panaun e tamu apipihu
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117 houses for Arayat landslide
victims almost complete
TEXT BY JOEY PAVIA & PHOTOS BY GVJJR
A
Gov. Lilia Pineda discusses the plan of the provincial government for the Typhoon ondoy victims in San juan Baño Arayat. With her in
this photo are Board Member Dizon, Board Member Mons Laus, Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon, and former board bember Dinan
Labung.
Pineda talks to the kids
during her visit at the
resettlement.
Barangay officials in Arayat show respect to the
governor.
Gov. Pineda distributes goods to the victims in the resettlement in the barangay constructed through the effort of the provincial government and other officials.
RAYAT, PAMPANGA--Almost half
of the 117 houses for victims of the 2009
landslide in Barangay San Juan Baño here
are completed and efforts to provide livelihood for
its settlers are underway.
Gov. Lilia Pineda on Thursday visited the San
Juan Baño Resettlement to attend their fiesta celebration and announced the provincial government’s Negosyo keng Panyulung Program (NPP),
a livelihood loan assistance project which has P39
million funds as of January. ANJO
Pineda came to speak with
owners of small
YLLANA
stores operating in the 1.8-hectare resettlement
site. She was happy to see “that a community is
now rising and there is an economic activity.”
Pineda said the funding for the houses came
from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD), National Housing Authority (NHA) and the province. She added that the
DSWD, NHA and the province gave P12 million,
P14 million and P10 million, respectively.
The 117 family-victims earlier could not construct their own houses because they only had
funds for construction materials.
“It was difficult for the victims to make their
own houses because they also have to work for
their daily expenses,” said Pineda in the dialect.
“Now, we’re almost done and we expect to see
[the houses] finished this year,” she added. At least
57 houses are finished and occupied.
The provincial government’s funds are being
used for labor cost of the more than 100 houses.
The victims and other residents of Arayat are
asked to work.
Arayat Mayor Chito Espino lauded the “valuable assistance” of Pineda.
Espino disclosed that there were plans to
bring the victims to NHA resettlement areas located outside of Pampanga.
“Of course, they want to stay in Arayat. The
governor’s effort allowed them to stay in our own
town and even get livelihood in their own area,”
Espino said in the dialect.
Board Members Monz Laus, Trina Dizon and
Fritzie David-Dizon and Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr. joined Pineda in her visit on yesterday
morning. ●
Gov. Lilia Pineda visits the Typhoon ondoy victims in San juan
Baño Arayat who are now residing at the resettlement in the barangay constructed through the effort of the provincial government and other officials. With her are BM Trina Dizon and BM
Fritzie David-Dizon.
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SHOWBIZ 7
Anjo Yllana balik-QC
Central Buzz
Noel Montes
Tinapos na ang away sa angkan ni Robin Padilla
STILL remember yung giyera patani sa pagitan ng
Yllana Brothers at Robin
Padilla? That time sa QC
nakatira ang mga Yllanas,
pero napilitang lumipat sa
Parañaque para makaiwas
sa malaking gulo.
Di ba, damay pa nga sa
away noon si Carmina Villaroel who at that time was
the wife of Rustom Padilla.
Dahil iisang kampo lang
noon ang mga Yllanas at si
Carmina, naging issue yun
sa pagitan nila.
That was many years ago.
Kumbaga, tapos na, silang
lahat ay naka-move on na.
Kaya nga hindi nagkaroon
ng issue nang mag-guest si
Anjo Yllana sa Toda Max na
pinagbibidahan ni Robin
Padilla.
Nagkikita naman daw
sina Anjo at Robin at hindi
hadlang ’yung alitan noon
ng pamilya ng Eat Bulaga
host at pamilya ng mga Padilla sa magkalapit nilang
tirahan sa Fairview, QC.
Ngayon ay nagbabalik
si Anjo sa dating bahay sa
QC after 18 years nitong
pag-alis at pagtira sa Parañaque.
In fact, tatakbo pang
konsehal ng siyudad ang
host-comedian na unang
naglingkod sa Parañaque
katuwang ang kaibigang si
Joey Marquez.
“Hindi naman ako lumipat. Bumalik lang. Kasi
doon ako lumaki. Eh, naglingkod ako sa Parañaque,
eh, nandoon na si Ryan (Yllana, his brother), konsehal
na siya.
“Sabi ko, balik na ako kasi
ang mga anak ko, nag-aaral
na sa Ateneo, sa Miriam.
“Nagkataon naman na nahati ang district ni Roderick (Paulate). Naging tatlo.
Eh, ’yung isa doon, ’yung
Fairview, Lagro, Novaliches. Eh, doon ako lumaki.
Sige, try ko. Sayang, eh. Siyempre, honor ko rin ’yung
maging unang konsehal ng
bagong distrito... District
5,” paliwanag ni Anjo, na
kasama sa cast ng Vampire
ang Daddy Ko kahit tatlong
linggo lang muna siyang
mapapanood.
Eh, kumusta naman ang
feedback sa kanya ng tagaQC?
“Okey naman! Maraming
natuwa. Tapos, maraming
nagtaka. Kasi 18 years pa
’yon, eh, ’yung nangyari sa amin. Una,
tinatanong, ‘’Di ba,
taga-Parañaque
ka?’ ‘Oo. Pero
dito ako talaga,
eh!
“’Pag
ayaw
maniwala, ‘Naalala mo ’yung
nag-away kami…’
Tapos, tatawa na sila. ‘Oo
nga, ’no?’ Hahaha! ‘Oo
nga!’ ’Yun ang konek doon!
Hahaha!” pahayag niya.
Na-miss daw ni Anjo ang
pulitika lalo na ang paglilingkod sa tao. ’Yun nga
lang, mas maingat na siyang magtiwala sa mga tao
na siyang kahinaan niya
nu’ng panahong naglilingkod siya sa Parañaque.
ANJO
YLLANA
Alfred Vargas addict sa
paglilingkod sa bayan
ALFRED
VARGAS
NANGUNGUNA na
sa survey sa mga tumatakbong congressman sa Fifth District
ng Quezon City dahil
masipag pa ring magparamdam si Alfred sa
constituents.
Ang alam lang niyang
isisira sa kanya ng mga
kalaban ay artista siya,
but when it comes to
work, walang mairereklamo sa kanya.
Tinanong namin si Alfred kung anong nagustuhan sa politics at iniwan niya ang showbiz?
“Nakaka-adik
tumulong at fulfilment.
Worth it ang pag-iwan
ko sa showbiz.”
“Pressure”
naman
ang para kay Alfred ang
pangit sa pulitika. Ang
showbiz career naman
niya ang isinakripisyo
kasama ang financial
sacrifices dahil bread
and butter niya ang
showbiz.
Thankful si Alfred na
may mga negosyo siya
gaya ng three branches
ng Elorde Boxing Gym
(Capitol Hills, Fairview
at Commonwealth).
By the way, pumayag
na si Quezon City Councilor Alfred Vargas na
isulat na may stage three
cancer of the uterus ang
ina niyang si Atty. Ching Vargas para mas
marami ang magdasal
na gumaling ito.
Sabi ni Alfred, malakas ang ina at nag-iimprove ang lagay at
naniniwala siyang gagaling ito sa sakit.
Para lang mapanood
ng ina ang pelikula niyang Supremo, ipinasara niya ang isang cinema sa SM Fairview.
Bawal kasi sa maraming tao ang ina, kaya
silang dalawa lang sa
sinehan.
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Dalawang Starstruck girls buntis
DALAWANG
Starstruck
girls ang sumunod sa footsteps nina Yasmien Kurdi at
Katrina Halili na kapapanganak pa lang.
Una si Steff Prescott who’s
three months on the way
courtesy of her non-showbiz
businessman BF (Ito ba yung
taga-Pampanga na ka-batch
din niya sa Starstruck?).
She’s close to her BF’s family
and she’s soon f lying to the
U.S. with him to attend the
church wedding of her BF’s
sister.
Bago manganak, magpapakasal daw sila sa huwes.
Stef did several soaps for
GMA, appeared on the cover
of FHM and also joined “Survivor Philippines” with Gino
de la Peña as her partner.
Ang isa naman ay si Iwa.
But unlike Steff who’s open
about it, Iwa is quiet since
her BF, Pampi Lacson, is still
officially married to Jodi
Lacson, with whom Pampi
has a son. Pampi and Jodie
are now working on the annulment of their marriage.
Iwa herself is still officially
married to Mickey Ablan who
now also has a child with comedian Janna Dominguez.
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Masayang Kebaitan keka, kaluguran ming
Arsobispo Paciano “Apu Ceto” Aniceto.
Ing kekang pepakit a kapakumbaban yang
maging giya mi para keng panyulung ning
kekaming biye espiritwal a maging matibe ming
pundasyon para makapagserbisyong tapat
kareng kekaming sasakupan.
Nasa mi ing kekang sikanan, espiritwal at pisikal, para agabayan mu kami pa keng daratang a
panaun.
Luid ka, Apu Ceto!
MAYOR YOLLY M. PINEDA,
municipal officials at ding
Memalen ning Santa Rita,
Pampanga
Masayang Pagbati sa pagsapit ng inyong ika76 na Taong Kaarawan, pinakamamahal naming Archbishop Paciano “Apu Ceto” B. Aniceto.
Ang pagsapit ng inyong kaarawan ay nagdudulot ng kagalakan sa amin sapagkat patuloy kang ibinibigay sa amin ng Poong Maykapal
upang magabayan ang bawat isa sa amin sa
tapat na paglilingkod sa Diyos at sa bayan.
Isa po kayong biyaya sa mga Kapampangan
at sa lahat ng mga mananampalataya.
Muli po, Maligayang Kaarawan sa inyo, APU
CETO!
ROMULO “ROMY” PECSON
Mayor – Magalang, Pampanga
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PNoy appoints 2 new Comelec commissioners
By Charlene a. CayaByaB
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--President Benigno Aquino III has recently appointed two new commissioners to the
Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Former ambassador Macabangkit Lanto and election lawyer Maria Bernadette
Sardillo replaced retired commissioners
Rene Sarmiento and Armando Velasco.
Lanto, 70, is also a former Justice undersecretary, a former member of the
House of Representatives and a former
tourism undersecretary.
Sardillo is native of Iriga City. She was
described by Mr. Aquino as a demonstrator of mettle in defending the rights of the
citizenry especially during the previous
elections.
Mr. Aquino announced the appointment of the two new commissioners on
Thursday during the launching and signing of the memorandum of agreement on
Agri-Turismo in Davao.
Aquino’s Team PNoy 2013 slate welcomed the appointment of two new commissioners “as a step forward in ensuring
that the Comelec’s efforts towards having
a clean and fair elections in May is more
achievable.”
The Comelec’s labor union also welcomed Lanto and Sardillo’s appointments
saying, “These appointments are a big
boost to the Commission who is now at the
thick of preparations for the May 13, 2013
elections.” ●
Subic Bay, on the other hand, is poised to
become a hub for general aviation activities,
including business jet chartering services.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
(SBMA) chairman Robert Garcia says that
both facilities complement each other.
“With Clark as a twin to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Subic
Bay provides the support services needed
by both. Both Clark and Subic Bay become
vital nodes for Philippine aviation,” Garcia
explained.
He said that because of congestion and
rising costs in other Asian hubs like Hong
Kong and Singapore, companies are looking
at the airports in Central Luzon as potential
base of operations. “In fact,
we are already talking to two Asian jet
chartering companies interested in Subic
Bay,” he added.
The two airports underpin the concept of
the country’s new logistics center.
John Forbes, adviser to the American
Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines,
said that stakeholders must have a common
goal.
“We need a vision of unified Clark-Subic
complex. It might be anchored by an aerotropolis at Clark, but there also is a nearby
deep water port,” Forbes explained.
The idea of a Subic-Clark synergy began
in 1999 when then President Joseph Estrada broached the idea to then SBMA chairman Felicito Payumo
and Clark Corporation Rufo Colayco.
Prior to this, both economic zones treated each other as competitor, elbowing each
other for a share of the foreign direct investments.
Both men initiated plans to physically
connect Clark with Subic via a tollway, now
known as the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) linking two airports and a
seaport and opening a vast landmass for
development.
Forbes added that since 1992 there has
been significant growth in jobs, exports,
and investment at the Subic-Clark complex.
“Businesses (including aviation companies) are relocating within Asia, within China, out of China, Japan, Thailand,” Forbes
noted, stressing that the Philippines, Subic
and Clark, in particular, are ideal locations
for them. ●
Bautista was speeding on his towards Angeles City when he collided against Flores’ car.
Police said Flores was immediately
brought to Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital for medical treatment but he was pronounced dead on arrival by an attending
physician at 2:37 a.m.
Bautista is in the custody of the Community Police Assistance 3 (COMPAC 3)
in Sindalan while charges against him are
being readied for filling at the Prosecutor’s
Office. ●
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greatest impact on the local economy. Companies locate at business aviation facilities
near general aviation airports for rapid access to customers and markets, generating
jobs
and tax income for local communities,”
Joel Edmondson, general manager of Aviation Concepts LLC, says.
Aviation Concepts is a business jet charter company based inside this Freeport.
Edmondson believes that Subic Bay can
become an aerospace hub featuring technical training, maintenance, repairs and
overhauling services, aside from aircraft
handling, management, chartering and air
ambulance services.
He uses Seletar in Singapore, a general
aviation airport, as a model “producing revenue in the billions of dollar annually.”
There are two airports located just outside mega-Manila area, Clark International
Airport (CIA) and Subic Bay International
Airport (SBIA).
Clark has positioned itself as a passenger
gateway with eight budget and four legacy
airlines plying domestic and international
routes.
COP dieS FROM PAGE 1
his Mitsubishi Lancer (TLR-922), was
cruising from Angeles City going to the city
proper here at 1:10 a.m., he made a left turn
to gas up at a Caltex Gasoline Station.
Upon occupying the inner lane, Bautista’s vehicle hit and bumped Flores’ car.
In behalf of the people of Candaba, Pampanga, I extend my
warmest felicitation to our beloved Most. Rev. Paciano “Apu
Ceto” B. Aniceto on the occasion of his 76th Birth Anniversary.
Apu Ceto has always been a source of inspiration to Candabeños and we will always be grateful for his dedication to help us
keep faith to the Divine.
Happy Birthday, Apu Ceto
We Love You!
GREETINGS FROM:
JERRY L. PELAYO
Mayor Candaba, Pampanga
DANIEL GALLARDO
Vice Mayor Candaba, Pampanga
PATRICK L. PELAYO
Anak Ning Candaba (ANC)
Candaba, Pampanga
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liBeRal FROM PAGE 1
a trader from Barangay Sapang Putik, San
Ildefonso town in Bulacan.
Magadia was kidnapped sometime in
February 14 and was released last Sunday in exchange for P12 million in ransom
money.
Probers said Turla is allegedly a member of the kidnap-for-ransom gang, along
with Azenith Briones, 32, Richardo Hovilla
Jr., 23, both residents of Barangay Subic in
Baliuag Bulacan; Raymond Inano, of Barangay Pala Pala, San Ildefonso Bulacan;
Guilbert Tambot, and certain Dencio alias
Jay of Barangay Mapanique and Manuel
Atencio, 46, of Barangay Pescadores, all
from Candaba town.
In his earlier report to Police Regional
Office 3 director Chief Supt. Edgardo T.
Ladao, Bulacan police director Senior
Supt. Joel Sabio Orduna said the pay-off
gave them the chance to monitor the movements of the suspects which led to their
eventual arrest.
First to fall was Atencio who was arrested in Barangay Longos, Pulilan, Bulacan
shortly after the ransom was released to
the group.
A follow-up operation conducted in Barangay Subic, Baliwag has resulted in the
arrest of Briones and Hovilla.
Police seized from Briones a Norinco 45
cal. pistol with one magazine loaded with
five bullets. Personal items belonging to
the kidnapped victim were also recovered
such as Oakley shades, HP computer bag,
TAG Carrera watch, black pants and car
cellphone charger.
Hovilla and Atencio were positively
identified by the victim as his abductors.
Briones was also tagged by the victim as
the one who guarded him at the suspects’
safe house.
Charges of kidnapping for ransom and
violation of RA 8294 and the Omnibus
Election Code were filed before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Malolos City,
Bulacan against the suspects. ●
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effort, considerable success will certainly follow. If it is at all possible, take your noon break in a
bookstore or on a bench under a tree. This is one of your best days for money: making it, keeping it
and investing it. You may find yourself being put to good use by your friends later today--it may be your
turn to pay back some favors. Avoid impulsive buying--instead, take the family out this afternoon for
a movie or a meal or both. Young people will bring you great joy this evening. Put your feelings into
words or music. Write poetry, songs or tell stories.
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20. Actress MacDowell
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23. Trolleycar
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27. Go ballistic
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38. Is obstinate
40. Soak
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43. Greet at the door
45. How sad, Honore!
47. “___ y plata” (motto of
Montana)
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51. Tertiary epoch
54. Transfer to a new town, in
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62. Gift-wrapper’s need
63. Bicycle
66. Makes the wrong call
67. Weill’s wife
68. ___Hari
69. Pitching stats, for short
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GEMINI (MAY 21-JUN 21)
You may be sought after as just the person for a particular job. Be careful of foggy thinking and make
it a point to write out a plan. Stay with your plan in order to see a successful outcome. Everything
points to your completing your professional duties successfully when there was some question about
the outcome. A strong urge for social life may need to be put on hold as you may walk a fine line today
between good company and disapproval. For a good reason, you could find yourself working against
the normal flow of progress. There is a possibility that there have been too many days of putting things
off on the home front. This afternoon you can follow through with your home duties. Continue this
routine for a few days and then you can play.
CANCER (JUN 22- JUL 22)
Care should be taken when undertaking anything new just now--it is best to act in a practical manner.
You are eager to tackle any problem or project that come across your path. However, being told to
do something today may not sit very well with you--careful. Time will be your friend. There is an air
of seriousness as you deal with partners today. This is a good time to practice discretion. Additionally, avoid making large purchases. This day marks a time when you will be feeling secure with your
spouse or business partner. Expressing affection should come easily and will do much good for your
disposition. Company this evening helps stir a few memories; you enjoy the laughter and camaraderie
between friends.
LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)
There will be lots of tests this year, as usual--but you are in control. You are learning to guide yourself
without jumping into a situation too soon. You may be preparing yourself for some future project. This
is a great time to be with others and to work together. You may be sought after as just the person for
a particular job. Your management and directional abilities are in high focus and your communication
skills are working well. A youngster may need your approval this evening and it is easy for you to be
helpful. In fact, you may decide to experiment with some magic and share the fun. There could be
some guidance for this child to learn so make sure any responsibilities have been carried out before
the magic or games begin.
LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)
Outgoing experiences have begun for you now. More than ever, you want to be admired. This is child’s
play; this is romance; this is taking a chance. It is a good idea to make every effort to cooperate and
compromise with others. Two or more projects may be underway just now. Success is in the works!
You gain patience as you help others to have patience. You may have thoughts this afternoon about
the ways that you can deepen a relationship. You have all the right ideas; now it is time to put them into
action. You may have an instinctive urge to get serious about your weight and your energy level. You
want to feel good about yourself and the way you do things and your willingness to work and make
good things happen will show positive results.
SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)
You spend a great deal of time today in some sort of research. It could be you make a business
proposal or you decide on a business proposal. Whatever the case, your cautious way of handling the
morning’s business is a good thing. You should emphasize the positive aspects of your work and seek
companionship with close associates. There is a great deal of interest in all family matters, particularly
with regard to the general living environment in the home. Further, you may wish to strengthen ties
with your father or may be apt to act like a father figure to those you come in contact with now--both
at home and in business. Freedom in relationships is important to you. This does not mean dating
other people--it means trust.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 - DEC. 21)
Life seems complicated today. There is a lot of pressure to respond to people or customers with quick
answers, but it is days like this that you may need to take a little time before you respond. A special
item you have been looking for lately may be more costly than you had expected. Wait a few months-the price will go down. There is good news at work this afternoon. There is a love for the unusual but
when something works you are very comfortable without change. Think about ways in which you can
stretch your imagination, test your talent(s) and learn new things. It is in these things that we learn
about ourselves and it is in these things that we can grow and become fine-tuned. Join a choir, enter
a contest or perhaps you could take a college course.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 - JAN 19)
Financial shrewdness and a practical turn of mind are qualities that take on greater importance in your
life. A wheeler-dealer attitude is prevalent. Obstacles to work and travel are winding down and you will
be able to focus your attention upon new projects. If you have been so busy that you have not had time
to make that an appointment to see the dentist or to go to your regular doctor for a check up, the next
few weeks are good times to set appointments. The biggest mistake you can make is to overestimate
your body’s capabilities. Listen to your body and get the proper amount of rest. Your need to achieve
perfection may create some difficulties physically. Now is a good time to add a good exercise as well
as some relaxation techniques into your routine.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)
Frustration, especially in getting things accomplished, may slow you down--but not for long. Your
determination to complete business transactions may cause you to be a bit more creative than usual.
Errands take up much of your time this afternoon, but the purchase of staples that had been few and
far between are a welcomed sight on the shelf. Home and family get your attention this afternoon and
you will find some disagreement or difficulty has been eased. Writing letters and being caught up on
the bills are good ideas. This is not a wildly romantic time but one where small endeavors will meet with
success. This is a good time to fully demonstrate your depth of affection to loved ones. A new animal
catches your attention this evening--perhaps an opossum.
PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
Frustrations all around the office today will send you in a direction of creative problem solving. You are not one
to take the road less traveled, so when you come up with needed solutions, there is little surprise. There is a
heightened need to be successful in your profession and in your personal life. Relax a bit and enjoy the people
around you . . . at work and in the private sector. This is the secret to your success. Exercise to keep fit and
energized. You may not have much enthusiasm for projects that the family is involved with but after becoming
involved you may find a whole different outlook. This can be an expansive, creative and even romantic phase;
this can be a time you will look back on with pride and fondness.
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TRanSPaRenT FROM PAGE 1
Pamintuan issued the statement following a letter-complaint
made by broadcaster Medardo David to the Office of the President in
Malacañang alleging that the findings of the CPMC reported certain
infrastructure projects of the city
government as “overpriced, poorly
planned and poorly constructed.”
The mayor received a letter
from the Malacañang Legal Affairs
Office, dated February 7, 2013, and
was asked to provide necessary
comments regarding the allegations.
In his reply and contrary to the
claim of David, Pamintuan stressed
that there were no irregular projects
reported by the CPMC.
“The committee, which is very
active from its creation up to now,
presented its observations including
perceptions of some of its members
during one formal sessions of the
LDC last year. These observations
were properly answered and clarified during the said meeting,” Pamintuan said.
Pamintuan created and activated the CPMC in 2011 as part of
the policy of his administration to
ensure transparency, a major component of his program for good governance.
“I am surprised why the alleged
observations of the CPMC are now
being used against me and my administration when it is a known fact
that the said committee reports to
me through the City Planning and
Development Office, and is directly
administered by the Office of the
Mayor,” Pamintuan stated in his explanation.
Further, Pamintuan noted the
following in his reply: (a) the alleged
“poor planning” for the projects in
Barangays Amsic and Anunas was
a baseless perception as the projects
underwent the required process of
identification by the concerned offices of the city government and
approval of the LDC; (b) there was
no additional cost incurred by the
city government involved on the alleged variance relative to the road
construction at Angeles-Magalang
Road; (c) on the Office of the city’s
Persons with Disabilities Office
(PWDO) not being “PWD friendly,”
the city government was very transparent with regard to the construction of the said office. Since the
construction of the office was under
warranty, the contractor was notified to install the necessary facilities
such as ramps, hand railings, etc
immediately.
Pamintuan also explained the
following issues: on the allegation
of “perceived overpricing” of the
Legislative Building, the building is
about 85 percent complete. It was
the past administration which determined the costs of the project. In
other words the project, which we
inherited from the past administration, is still unfinished.
“We cannot see any basis how
the alleged overpricing occurred on
a project that is yet to be completed,”
the mayor said.
On the issue of the restrooms
at the Pampang Public Market, Pamintuan said the amount allotted
for the repair of the eight restrooms
totalled P600,000 or P75,000 per
restroom.
“It must be considered that
these are public restrooms and the
government can only regulate, not
prohibit, the use of these restrooms.
Public restrooms as they are, they
were constructed for the free use of
the public and we cannot be picky as
to who should or could use them. As
such, daily use will definitely affect
the physical appearance of the restrooms,” he said.
“We believe that the letter of
Mr. David, who is a very close associate of Congressman Carmelo
‘Tarzan’ Lazatin, my political opponent this coming May elections,
is bereft of truth and nothing but a
political move to destroy my credibility as the incumbent city mayor,”
Pamintuan stressed in his letter. ●
BHW SalaRY FROM PAGE 1
sung heroes of our generation.”
“Most of the time, the BHWs are prioritizing the
health care of the indigent residents without thinking their own family problems such as food to eat,
allowances and tuition fees for the schooling of their
children and even their own health condition,” Pelayo said.
The congressional wannabe said his first bill on
the first day of Congress is the filing of the Magna
Carta for barangay health workers providing salary
and other benefits that could uplift the standard of
living of their families while discharging their community health care assignment.
Pelayo said his plans is in line with the universal health program of the national government and
the comprehensive delivery of health services of the
provincial government which would strengthen the
health providers and will lead to the achievement of
the main objective of the government on health care.
The mayor said in Candaba, the BHWs are receiving P4,500 allowances from the local government
unit, and he vowed to do it in the eight municipalities of the Fourth District.
This move of the mayor has earned the appreciation and excitement from among the health workers
in his town and the municipalities of San Luis, San
Simon, Masantol, Macabebe, Apalit, Minalin and
Sto. Tomas.
“Nagawa natin sa Candaba, magagawa natin sa
kuwatro distrito at sa buong bansa,” Pelayo added. ●
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ings was also conducted wherein members of the Barangay Nutrition Committee, including Rural Health Midwife,
Barangay Health Worker, Sangguniang Barangay-Kagawad on Health, and Mother Leader are the participants.
In February, Guagua town benefited from this activity; and this March, Cities of Mabalacat and San Fernando,
towns of Sto. Tomas, Minalin, Mexico, Sasmuan, Lubao, in Pampanga; Castillejos, Subic, and Sta. Cruz in Zambales;
and Meycauayan City in Bulacan. ●
and Local Government, Department of Social
Welfare and Development, Commission on
Population, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippine Information Agency, Department of Science and Technology,
Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, Department
of Budget and Management, National Food
Authority, and Department of Public Works
and Highways. •
BaYani FROM PAGE 3
San Fernando Sur, in Cabiao,
Nueva Ecija which would be participated by about 5,000 people.
Among the activities they have
been lined-up are tree planting,
building of homes, repairing of
schools, health missions, and
games that would strengthen the
camaraderie and bonding of the
citizenry.
The eight-year project was
initiated by the Gawad Kalinga
(GK) as a response to help the
community of St. Bernard,
Southern Leyte where a massive
rock slide-debris avalanche occurred in 2006.
GK Area coordinator for
Central Luzon, Jon Ramos said
interested persons who wanted
to take part in this “historical
event” needed to register online
by visiting www.bayanichallenge2013.blogspot.com.
People from all walks of life
coming here and even abroad
could join in this common cause,
“actually for the past years we
have fellow members from
France, and other neighboring
countries. This is a type of bonding that would help the Philippine nation,” Ramos said.
“There’s no fee here but you
have to bring necessary tools for
the five day activity such as cap/
visor, face towel, sneakers, flipflops, toiletries, clothes and foods
for five days, sleeping bags, sun
block, insect repellant, camera,
flashlight, pocket money, jacket,
cooking and eating utensils,” he
explained.
During the span of the project, participants will be divided
to teams composed of 15 members; each team will have a designated area of responsibility and
coverage of work which could be
tree planting, dental missions,
among others. ●
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ERC hearing officer, Atty. Carl Stephen
Guzman, meanwhile quipped that the cooperative’s supplication for an authority on the
CAPEX spending is undergoing its process
and that the same shall be passing through
evaluations at the commission.
Guzman added that the need for the repair
of its transformer is part of its responsibility
Pen TalKS FROM PAGE 4
fix them. It will take a lot of patience and right attitude talking
about what they’ve been through over and over again everyday.
When my best friend had her first heartbreak, I couldn’t
stand seeing her in such pain. If only I could take away all her
pain, I would because I think I could handle it better because
I’ve been there. But, that was impossible so the least I could do
for her was to stick around. I told her, it won’t be easy. It’s going
to hurt big time but hold on to Bob Marley’s three little birds
when he said that, “Every little thing’s going to be alright.” It
might even take years for her to get used to it and hopefully get
over it. It will get better in time but first it will make her miserable but I swore that I got her back and that I’ll be a beep away
whenever she feels like getting wasted. I’ve been there, too. I
remember keeping myself busy during the day and then I’d
drown myself drinking at night so I could for a moment forget
how awful the feeling was.
I wrote down everything, my daily struggles. Perhaps how
I chose to fix myself was lame but it was all part of how I made it
through the rain. I remember what Meredith said to Dr. Shepherd on Grey’s anatomy, “I make no apologies for how I chose
to repair what you broke.”
True enough, how they choose to soothe themselves is up
to them. There can never be right or wrong ways of getting over
with someone who broke our hearts. Let them mourn for a love
lost; allow them to get wasted. Step back and let them reach the
ground so they can bounce back higher. •
BaliTanG TOda MaX FROM PAGE 4
binakod na rin ng mga sakim
na negosyante.
Kung napatituluhan ng
mga negosyante and dalampasigan ng karagatan ay dahil sa kapabayaan na rin ng
ating gobyerno.
***
Sa ngayon, nagkakasya
na lang ang ‘di kayang mag-
bayad sa swimming parks
sa pagtungo sa mga malls
at doon magpalamig. Bili ng
isang naka-tunging mais at
umupo sa mga bakanteng
silya at isipin mong ikaw ay
isang milyonaryo na nagpapahinga sa malaki mong
bahay na naka- centralized
ang air condition. Ayos! •
iWRiTe FROM PAGE 5
long, long way with her involvement in martial arts sports and
beauty contests. Maybe it’s high time that apartments, boarding houses and other temporary dwellings of students be given
further security attention.
***
Criminals do prey on students living in boarding houses
and other for-rent residences for they know that their victims
have something in them such as cash money, electronic gadgets
such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Criminals do know
that these kinds of students have their money to spend with
their parents or relatives somewhere else far from them to give
protection.
***
I deeply condole and express my heartfelt sympathy to
the family, relatives and friends of Danielle. She will be truly
missed, that I am sure of.
***
For other opinions, comments, suggestions or adverse reactions, you may reach iWrite at 0918-4899920. ●
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nUTRiTiOnal STaTUS FROM PAGE 2
(CROWN) maintenance awardees are Bulacan
and Tarlac City wherein they will be evaluated
by the RNET team this May and June, respectively. The said award is given to a municipality,
city, or province that received a Green Banner
Award for three consecutive years.
RNET is composed of Center for Health Development of the Department of Health as its
chairperson, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Interior
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in providing power service to some towns in
Pampanga necessary for the welfare of power
consumers.
The power cooperative, which caters the
municipalities of Arayat, Candaba, Magalang,
Mexico, San Luis and Sta. Ana for their power
supply, is an achiever in various fields for its excellent service to its stakeholders. ●
regulations, but also on how jeepney and
tricycle drivers can become ambassadors
of tourism and cleanliness in the city.
“In achieving our goals to become
a world class city, I truly believe that our
jeepney drivers should instill the value of
discipline amongst themselves in order to
attract more businesses and capitalize on
our tourism capabilities, especially now
since the Clark is being developed as part
of a twin-airport system,” Pamintuan
said.
Pamintuan discussed specifics like
how drivers should conduct and even
groom themselves during their work
(commenting that shorts and slippers
should not be worn while driving), being
knowledgeable of the different heritage
sites in the city and advocating cleanliness and environmental concern by simply installing small trash bins within their
vehicles.
On the other hand, Vice Mayor Vicky
Vega-Cabigting stressed the importance
of respect whenever a driver would encounter a situation that gets one stuck in
traffic.
“I think that apart from discipline,
our drivers should also develop the value
of respect so that our streets may become
more peaceful and orderly,” Vega-Cabigting said.
She then said that the passage of the
new traffic code was seen as a necessary
step to be taken by the City Council as the
old code of Angeles is no longer applicable
with the rise in the volume of motor vehicles traveling in and out of Angeles.
“For so many years, we have been fol-
lowing the old traffic code, which dates
back as far as 1977. But now, under the
administration of Mayor Pamintuan,
we have successfully enhanced the code
and passed this much needed legislation which will provide a solution to the
current traffic woes of the city,” the vice
mayor said.
For his part, Angeles City JODA
President Bienvenido Reyes expressed
his gratitude and support to Pamintuan
and the city government for coming up
with this seminar-series to encourage
jeepney drivers in participating towards
the improvement of the traffic situation
of the city.
“We are truly grateful that the city
government thru Mayor EdPam has
agreed to work with the PASADA and the
JODA to develop the capabilities and also
ethical standards of both public employees such as the PNP and the traffic enforcers and of course, our drivers,” Reyes said.
During the seminar, the PNP and
ACTEMO reminded the drivers on the
basic traffic rules and regulations of the
city. The PTRO then supplemented this by
educating the participants on the newly
passed and enhanced traffic code.
The seminar ended with an open forum that where participants expressed
their opinions and queries to the local
government officials working on the traffic situation of the city.
Succeeding seminars will be conducted at the terminals of each JODA,
ensuring that all jeepney drivers and operators in the city will have been well informed. ●
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tamung Mayupaya. Ika ing Kayang gewang
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Kapampangan.
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