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SBMA officials face graft raps
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Comelec launches
‘Walkah-Walkah’
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VOLUME II • NO. 209
APRIL 16-21, 2014
WEDNESDAY - MONDAY
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SM tops list of taxpayers
in ‘Gapo for 2013
business...pagE 3
SBMA
officials
face graft
raps
BY Rudy Andal
MANILA —The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing of graft
charges against former and some
current officials of the Subic Bay
Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) regarding the alleged anomalous joint
venture agreement it entered with
Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc.
Ombudsman Conchita Morales
found basis in filing graft charges
against former Chairman Feliciano
Salonga; Senior Deputy Administrator Ramon Agregado; former
Administer Armand Arreza; former
Deputy Administrator Ferdinand
Hernandez; former Deputy Adm.
Ma. Cristina Milan; Deputy Administrator Marcelino Sanqui; Former
Board Member Edralino Cajudo;
Former Board Member Antonio
Rex Chan; Former Board Member
Ricardo Coscolluela; (10) Former
graft raps...pagE 9
BLESSING FOR LENT. Penitents
have their burilyos blessed by Fr. Ramonchito Carlos in front of the San Rafael Parish Church in Mabiga, Mabalacat City, before they perform self-flagellation rites this
Holy Week. -- Deng pangilinan
10,000 Mexicanos receive
Philhealth cards for free
By ELAINE MERCADO
MEXICO, Pampanga
-- At least 10,000 families from this town received their Philhealth’s
Members’ Data Records
under the agency’s new
program,”Alaga Ka Para
Sa Maayos Na Buhay”
yesterday at no cost to
the family beneficiaries.
philhealth...pagE 9
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PATROL BIKES. Olongapo
City Mayor Rolen Paulino (right)
and Police Director Senior Supt.
Pedrito Delos Reyes test-drive the
new motorcycles donated by the
city government to local police to
further enhance peace and order.
(STORY ON PAGE 2)
-- CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
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Gitnang Luzon
APRIL 16-21, 2014
Masinloc power plant down; Luzon to experience brownouts
MANILA—Luzon might experience brownouts after a unit of
the Masinloc coal-fired power
plant went down yesterday despite the assurance of the Department of Energy (DoE) that
there will be no brownout.
But the DoE claimed that it
has realigned reserves in the
Luzon grid to assure enough
power supply to avoid power
shortage, but the Luzon grid
can afford any other technical
problems during summer season.
According to DoE, it will
take up to three days to repair
a boiler leak in the plant.
DoE added that the Masinloc power plant’s Unit 2,
which represents an output of
300 megawatts of power, went
down at 7:55 a.m. yesterday.
“Kani-kanina lang kami ay
nakatanggap ng advisory from
the National Grid Corp. of the
Philippines na yung Masinloc
Unit 2 ay bumagsak. Bigla siyang nasira at hindi nakapagproduce ng kuryente at 7:55
a.m.,” said Mylene Capongcol,
Department of Energy Electric
Power Industry Management
Bureau director said during a
radio interview.
Director Capongcol said
that if the situation persists,
this could potentially threaten
the power reserves in Luzon,
which are thinnest between 11
a.m. and 2 p.m.
“Ibig sabihin, matutugunan
ang pangangailangan ng kuryente pero ang reserba o spare
capacity ay medyo manipis.
Pag may bumagsak na planta,
ito ay ninipis at hindi matutugunan lahat na requirement,”
she said.
Capongcol assured that
there will be no brown outs
based on an advisory from the
Masinloc power plant despite
the shutdown of its unit 2.
She added, despite the
shutdown of unit 2 of Masinloc
power plant and undergoing
repair for 3 days there will be
no brown out but there will be
slim reserve. •
AFFORD KO ‘TO! (L-R) Ramsel Lupera, Bianca Pugeda, Ma. Theresa Triño and Germaine Gressa Asprec are the
new endorsers of Hausland Prime Residences’ ‘Afford ko ‘to!’
TV commercials. They were presented to the media during
the launching of the TVC at Noveau Residences in Barangay
Pulung Cacutud, Angeles City on Tuesday. --JP MANALANG
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Pampanga
Municipality of Lubao
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a
notice is hereby served to the public that MAYA
JEANNA SUING BAUTISTA has filed with this
Office a petition for change of first name from
“RIC” to “RICARDO JR.” who was born on
SEPTEMBER 14, 1961 at Lubao, Pampanga
and whose parents are RICARDO DELA CRUZ
BAUTISTA and FELICIDAD DIZON.
Any person adversely affected by said petition
may file his/her written opposition with this office
not later than April 22, 2014.
Hausland launches ‘Afford Ko ‘To’ campaign
by Marna Dagumboy - del Rosario
ANGELES CITY -- Hausland
Development Corporation (HLDC)
has launched its newest branding
campaign dubbed as “Afford Ko
‘To” for Hausland Prime Residences (HPR) in Barangay Cutcut here.
“Afford ko ‘To” campaign was
incepted to highlight the four main
attractive features of all HPR,
which are practical location, top of
the line amenities, exclusive subdivisions in the heart of the city and
affordable financing schemes.
All HPR are situated in the
main metro of Angeles City and
Tarlac City, near schools, malls,
and business establishments. Also,
homeowners get to enjoy premier
amenities such as The Pavilion,
swimming pools, fitness centers,
basketball courts and play areas
for the kids. The Pavilion has been
favorite venues of homeowners’
intimate celebrations while still
maintaining the exclusivity of the
community.
Different financing institutions
have helped make Hausland units
affordable to the market through
payment terms with low interest
rates. Also, HLDC has offered its
own financing scheme called FlexiPlan.
The Hausland brand has
evolved to better serve its pricesensitive market and provide a
wide variety of selections to choose
from. Project developments included in this brand are Mirus
hausland... Page 9
Olongapo LGU donates 4
Comelec launches motorcycles to local PNP
‘Walkah-Walkah’
to promote new
voters registration
by Marna Dagumboy-del
Rosario
Commission on Elections
(COMELEC)
Spokesman
James Jimenez shall embark
on a long and arduous walk
from Laoag in Ilocos Norte to
Matnog in Sorsogon starting
May 6, 2014 to drumbeat the
poll body’s call for all qualified citizens to register as voters and submit to biometric
registration.
The system of continuing voter registration shall
resume on May 6, 2014, preparatory to the National and
Local Elections of 2016.
“Apart from rising to the
challenge of processing close
to three million new voters,
the Commission must also
ensure that more than 9 million registered voters are informed that they need to submit themselves for biometric
WALKAH-WALKAH... Page 9
BY REY GARCIA
OLONGAPO CITY -- The city government donated four brand new motorcycles to the Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) in its effort to further
enhance the city’s peace and order.
The four new motorcycles were handed over
by Mayor Rolen Paulino to Olongapo City Police
Office Director Police Senior Supt. Pedrito Delos
Reyes during the Monday morning flag raising
ceremony with local government employees.
Lito Majarucon, head of the General Service
Office of the city said that the motorcycles boast
of a 125cc Enduro Type, 4-stroke engine with
an overhead cam that is aired cooled and cost
P407,000.
“These motorcycles will be of great help to our
patrol campaign and quick response time. We
now have something we can use to enhance further our peace and order campaign,” Delos Reyes
said.
Paulino said that the motorcycles are part of
OCPO’s request since Delos Reyes took office in
motorcycles... Page 9
(Sgd) CECILIA M. BERNAL
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: April 09 & 16, 2014
Republic of the Philippines
OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL
CIVIL REGISTRAR
Municipality of Macabebe
Province of Pampanga
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular 2013-1. Guidelines in the implementation of the Administrative Order
No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172) Notice is hereby
served to the public correction of entry in Date of Birth
from “april 23, 1965” to “april 4, 1965” in the Birth
Certificate of JENNA GARCIA SUING who was born on
April 23, 1965 at Macabebe, Pampanga and whose parents are Simeon Suing and Maria Garcia.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file
his/her written opposition with this office not later than
April 07, 2014.
(Sgd) MR. MICHELLE Y. YABUT
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: April 09 & 16, 2014
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province: PAMPANGA
City/Municipality: ARAYAT
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
In compliance with the publication requirement
and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No.
2013-1 Guidelines in the implementation of the
Administrative Order No.1 Series of 2012 (IRR on
R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public
that MARY JANE MERCADO DEL ROSARIO has
filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in the date of birth from “MARCH 06, 1956” to
“MARCH 04, 1956” in the Certificate of live birth
of MARY JANE MERCADO DEL ROSARIO at
ARAYAT, Pampanga and whose parents are
FELIX DEL ROSARIO and GALA MERCADO
Any person adversely affected by said petition
may file his/her written opposition with this office
not later than two weeks upon publication.
(Sgd) GRETA P. DE ALA Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: APRIL 16 & 23, 2014
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
APRIL 16-21, 2014
BUSINESS 3
TOP TAXPAYER. Photo shows SM affiliates from (L-R) SM Appliance Center Inc.; Romel Escasa, store manager of SM Supermarket; Watsons and National Bookstore with Jerry Dy, branch manager of
The SM Store, Engr. Bong Garcia, asst. mall manager of SM Olongapo and Vincent Abadillos, Ace Express store manager. PR-SMOL Photo
SM tops list of taxpayers in ‘Gapo for 2013
BY Marna Dagumboy-del
Rosario
ZAMBALES -- SM City
Olongapo has been recognized as the top taxpayer
in the city for the year
2013, making it a remarkable benefactor in sustaining, maintaining, and improving services provided
by the city government to
its citizens.
Olongapo City Mayor
Rolen Paulino presented
the plaque of appreciation
to SM Asst. Mall Manager
Engr. Bong Garcia, SM
Department Store Branch
Manager Jerry Dy and
SM affiliates during recent
awarding ceremonies held
at Rizal Triangle here.
“It’s a commitment to
the local government that
we pay our taxes. With
this, we uphold our role
as a catalyst for economic
development,” remarked
Garcia.
For his part, Dy said,
“It’s an honor to be recognized as the number one
taxpayer for 2013. We will
continue to be an effective
and efficient taxpayer of
this city.”
In a recent report revealed by the Business
Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) on the top 20
business taxpayers for
2013, the SM group of
companies took the first
top two spots in terms of
taxes paid with The SM
Store taking the first spot.
Mayor Paulino thanked
the business group for
honestly paying their taxes
and encouraged them to
continue to pay their taxes.
Other awardees from
SM are Supervalue, Inc.
(SM Supermarket), Familyhealth & Beauty Corp.
(Watsons), Star Appliance
Center, Inc.(SM Appliance), Jollibee Foods Corporation,
Ace Hardware Philippines, Inc. and Abacus
Book and Card Corporation (National Bookstore)
Other
businesses
which placed in the top 20
business taxpayers list are
Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., Avon Cosmetics, Inc., Pepsi-Cola
Products Philippines, Inc.,
Arvin Uy Ting, Ajinomoto
Philippines Corporation,
Marinel Foods Corpora-
This is the season to renew
our faith and thank the
Almighty for all our blessings.
taxpayers... Page 9
CEB adds flights to
Hanoi, Hong Kong
BY Marna Dagumboy-del
Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Philippines’ leading low-cost
carrier, Cebu Pacific has
increased the number of
seats available from Manila to Taipei, Hanoi and
Hong Kong and vice versa,
to accommodate additional
travel demand.
From May 2 to June 3,
two of CEB’s seven weekly
frequencies between Manila and Taipei will utilize
a 436-seater Airbus A330
aircraft. CEB will utilize
a 180-seater Airbus A320
aircraft for the rest of the
week.
“By upgrading some of
our Taipei flights to a bigger aircraft, we are able to
offer 41% more seats, making more low fares to and
from Taipei available for ev-
eryJuan,” said CEB VP for
Marketing and Distribution
Candice Iyog.
From April 11 to May
2, CEB will also offer 4 extra weekly flights between
Manila and Hong Kong,
in time for the Philippine
summer peak period. From
28 times weekly, passengers can choose between 32
weekly flights during this
time.
ceb flights... Page 9
Mayor Ed Pamintuan
Angeles City
4 OPINION
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
APRIL 16-21, 2014
Philhealth dependents:
Ang asawa bilang dependent
K
UNG ang iyong asawa ay dating miyembro ng Philhealth subalit hindi na
aktibo, dapat siya ay gumawa ng salaysay na siya ay hindi na aktibong miyembro
ng Philhealth. Puedeng idagdag kung bakit
at kung kailan siya tumigil ng pagbabayad sa
kanyang Philhealth premiums. Magdala siya
ng kopya ng kanyang
katibayan ng kasal o
marriage certificates
sa Tanggapan ng Philhealth. Pag-okay na
maaari na siyang maging Philhealth dependent ng kanyang asawa.
Mga anak bilang
dependents
Ang mga anak ay
kuwalipikadong maging dependents habang
Pitik-Bulag sila ay 21 isang taong
gulang pababa. Dalhin
Angelo Blanco
ang birth certificate
para
mapatunayan.
Dapat walang asawa at hindi nagtatrabaho.
Kung unmarried pero 21 years old na or
older, hindi na puede. Kung unemployed
pero 21 years old na or older, hindi na rin
puede.
Puede ang 21 years old or older kung ang
bata ay mayroong kapansanang pisikal o
mental disability at ito ay totally dependent
sa suporta ng kanyang mga magulang. Magdala lamang ng birth certificate at certification mula sa isang doctor na magpapatunay
na siya ay may kapansanan mental o pisikal.
Maaari din ang mga anak sa labas ng
kasal o illegitimate child — na ang mga
magulang ay hindi kasal. Kailangan lamang
na isa sa mga pangalan ng magulang ay lilitaw birth certificate at magpapatunay na ang
isa sa mga magulang ay Philhealth member.
Maaari ding dependent ang isang ampon o
adopted child. Magdala lamang ng court decree of adoption.
Maari din ang isang stepchild. Magdala
lamang ng marriage contract ng Philhealth
applicant at ng kanyang magulang o biological parent. Magdala ng birth certificate ng
naturang stepchild.
Mga magulang bilang dependents
Kuwalipikadong dependent ang mga
magulang kung sila ay 60 years old pataas
at hindi na sila aktibong miyembro ng Philhealth. Magdala lamang ng iyong birth certificate at birth certificates ng iyong mga
magulang o anumang dokumento na magpapakita ng petsa ng kapanganakan ng iyong
mga magulang.
Maaari din ang stepparent, kung ang mga
magulang ay patay na. Dalhin lamang ang
iyong birth certificate, marriage certificate
ng iyong biological parent at ng iyong steppitik-bulag... Page 7
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The visionaries of the apparitions in Garabandal, Spain while looking at the Blessed Mother. The prophecies there belong to our days.
Marian urgency
L
ET me call it that, a Marian
urgency. Almost three decades since I foolishly bet on
when the Apocalypse would start
and, with jest, even ventured a case
of beer if I were right, the world’s
weather has gone awry, but life
seems to go on normally...somewhat.
Yet those of my kind who have
been closely following modernday Marian apparitions now seem
to converge at a point of agreement these days. The crescendo
is reaching the aerie. The world is
somewhere in the start line and
traditional go pistol has been fired.
Mankind is onrushing to a finish
line.
Take it or leave it. But the point
of my new crusade to spread the
messages of Marian apparitions of
our days is for readers to take the
messages seriously. The messages
are appeals that warn of a chastisement for mankind, but they are addressed to you and me.
There are at least three recent
Marian events that interweave the
final calls and warnings from Heaven, via the Blessed Mother Mary:
her apparitions in Garabandal,
Spain in the 1960s, in Akita, Japan
starting 1972, and in Medjugorje
which started in 1981 and have continued to the present.
In Garabandal, the apparitions
to four girls were at the level of
the sensational: Conchita, Jacinta,
Mari Loli, and Mari Cruz would
fall into ecstasy, walk on air, bend
against gravity, lift each other as if
they weighed a feather during apparitions, among other phenomena that could only be described
as supernatural. They received the
Eucharist directly from Michael
the Archangel, and at one time, as
announced 15 days previously, the
Host suddenly appeared on the
tongue of Conchita, and this was
witnessed by many.
All the girls, except for Marl Loli
who passed on in 2009, have lived
exemplary lives, are now married
with children who are now adults.
Conchita, who had wanted to be a
nun, said that Jesus Himself had
told her He wanted a married life
for her.
Garabandal is seriously considered because its authenticity was
confirmed by St. Padre Pio, Mother
Teresa, and then Pope Paul VI.
The prophecies of Garabandal
comprise three events. The first
two are for conversion consisting
of a WARNING and a MIRACLE.
The third, a conditional one, is an
UNPRECEDENTED CHASTISEMENT, if the warning and the miracle would not convert mankind.
The WARNING. The seers said
it would first start in the air as if
two comets collided. Then the entire world, including machines and
computers, would be held in suspension. This would be followed
by penetration of the conscience
of every man without exception
in every corner of the world. Each
would see himself as God sees his
soul. The event itself would not
cause physical harm, though its impact could lead to heart attacks.
The MIRACLE. This would happen within a year after the warning.
The visionaries said there would be
no doubt that this miracle, which
would happen at a place called
the pines in Garabandal, would
be God’s handiwork and would be
there until the end of the world. It
could be televised, but could not be
touched, they said.
For the CHASTISEMENT, no
apparition could be more detailed
than in Akita, Japan where the Marian and other miraculous events,
such as the weeping of the wooden
statue of Mary which happened 101
times, were approved as worthy of
belief by the Vatican.
There, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Agnes Sasagawa
and said as follows:
“If men do not repent and better
themselves, the Father will inflict a
terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater
than the deluge, such as one will
never have seen before. Fire will
fall from the sky and will wipe out
a great part of humanity, the good
as well as the bad, sparing neither
priests nor faithful. The survivors
will find themselves so desolate
that they will envy the dead. The
only arms which will remain for
you will be the Rosary and the Sign
left by My Son. Each day recite the
prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops
and priests.
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a
way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against
bishops. The priests who venerate
me will be scorned and opposed
by their confreres (other priests);
churches and altars will be sacked;
the Church will be full of those who
accept compromises and the demon
will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of
the Lord.
“The demon will be especially
implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss
of so many souls is the cause of my
sadness. If sins increase in number
and gravity, there will be no longer
pardon for them.”
Fastforward: Medjugorje in Bosnia-Hercegovina (former Yugloslavia). Since 1981, the Blessed Virgin
Mary has been appearing to five
children who are now adults, all
married with children who are now
also adults.
Medjugorje has converted millions who have been there amid unexplainable miracles, phenomena
that scientists had carefully studied
with the most modern instruments
to find themselves baffled and even
being converted.
There, the Blessed Mother has
also disclosed to some of the visionaries a total of 10 secrets that seem
to confirm Garabandal and Akita: a
warning, a miracle, and a chastisement.
Quite interestingly, some the
Medjugorje visionaries were, at one
time, physically taken by the Blessed Mother to Heaven, Purgatory
and Hell. If I remember right, two
of the visionaries declined visiting
Hell. These episodes were meant to
affirm the existence of the afterlife,
as the Blessed Mother also once
emphatically stressed there that
“God exists.”
Apart from Mary’s repeated appeals for prayers, fasting, sacrifices,
love of God and neighbor, etc., the
Garabandal apparitions also give us
strong hints of when the prophetic
warning, miracle and conditional
chastisement.
Having had a vision of the chastisement, one visionary, who by
then already had young children,
said she preferred her children
taken to Heaven before the chastisement, but the Blessed Mother
remarked that the children would
be adults by then.
All the children of the Medjugorje are now adults. Most of the
visionaries, on the other hand, are
in their late 50s.
We belong to their time. •
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
APRIL 16-21, 2014
‘Lent’
M
Y niece asked me what
my idea of lent is. I
wrote this piece to answer her question. She would
read this for sure.
We understand everything
by comparison. We’re only as
fortunate as we were once without, we’re only as good as we
are better than so-and-so, the
day is only as bright as the night
was dark — you know how it
goes. What makes things spectacular is that they were accomplished against all odds… That
we came from somewhere else into where
we are now. But too often, we get wrapped up
in what we’re still not
and need to become,
and lose sight of what
we used to be. But it is
contrast and comparison that make gratitude
possible.
It’s easy to forget that we’re
never really the same person
for long. We re-generate, we
change. The parts of us that are
constructed, that we have created for other people to define
and consume, can shift. But of
course, the essence of who we
are is unchanging. The bits and
pieces that we allow to rise to
the surface we put labels and
meaning to, can change. The
“I” we identify with can do this,
because the voice in our minds
isn’t as real as the person who is
hearing it.
I think we all like to put the
people we were a year or two or
five years ago in the shoes of the
people we are now. We all like to
imagine knowing then what we
Hanep sa buhay
around.
It’s a trite saying by now,
but we know that the only unchanging thing is that things
will always be changing. The
problem, however, is that that
fact sits on the surface, when
the unchanging parts we seek
are beneath.
It’s not that we should be
focused, or attached, to who
we
were,
but that we
shouldn’t
lose
sight.
The
best
measure of
greatness,
and
really
the only one
worth
ack nowledging, is the one
Towards
you get when
you compare
the Light
yourself to
ABEL SOTO
yourself.
hope, and if we could get
We may
from there to here, we can
get from here to wherever the be greater than the sum of all
our parts, but that doesn’t renhell is next.
But few of us stop to real- der those parts irrelevant. We
ize that the only way things need to fail and hurt and then
panned out and unfolded as grow and improve. That’s the
they did was because we were, point of the failure. That’s the
at one point, those people who point of the hurting. It doesn’t
were left worrying and hurting mean we were once inadequate,
and unsure. Worrying makes it just means the people we are
you search for certainty. Hurt- now know how to adapt and reing is only ever the symptom of act — and how to be made betsome part of you breaking open ter by change.
Lent happened because
(my favorite quote: “only hardened hearts break,” and that Someone showed us all that it
is the point of the breaking)… is possible to love until it hurts,
Because at one point we didn’t until it hurts, until it hurts no
have faith, and it wasn’t by ac- more.
And this will always be my
complishing something that we
found it. It was the other way idea of what lent is all about. •
know now. We all want to teach
our old selves lessons we had to
learn. Because when we consider the people we used to be,
all of a sudden, the most mundane, everyday things become
miraculous. What we have feels
like enough. All of a sudden, we
can’t believe we got over what
we got over and we understand
why certain things didn’t work
out — and we’re happy
about it. We’re just showing ourselves that there is
a greater plan, and there is
“The best measure of
greatness, and really the
only one worth acknowledging, is the one you
get when you compare
yourself to yourself.”
Coincidental?
I
RONICALLY, there are co- have increased the prices of
incidental happenings that the products they sell. As usuensue every year since 2005 al, they blame the escalation
to date: the oil price hike of of prices of oil products in the
some oil companies that hap- world market as their reason.
If we are to observe, the
pens before or during the Holy
price increase in the global
Week.
market for oil and
It’s a given fact that
there is an exodus of
people that leave Metro Manila for their
home provinces and
there are those who
live in provinces who
go to other places for
leisure travels as part
of their summer sojourns.
Some embark on
trips to favorite tourist destinations with Alvin H. Arceo
their families or loved
ones, grabbing the
opportunity of having a long other petroleum products is the
weekend that means a res- usual tagline of oil companies
pite from their daily grind. We when they justify the increase
cannot blame others for tak- in the retail.
When oil companies rationing their breaks since the Holy
Week has two of its daysnde- alize their price hikes, there are
no questions asked, even porclared as official holidays.
There are others who take traying that they too have their
their vacation leaves to add hands tied on the price of oil in
these to the holidays of the the world market. It appears
week and maximize their time that they merely submit to the
with families, friends or rela- dictates of their suppliers that
they also have to pass on the
tives.
With the season, there is mark-ups to motorists in the
more than the usual number country.
The timing of the oil price
of vehicles on our roads. These
vehicles consume fuel either hike is questionable. While
gasoline or diesel. Coinciden- there are many vehicles on the
tally perhaps, oil companies road during the Lenten break,
OPINION 5
these will be needing gasoline
or diesel fuel. The demand is
high during these times, thus a
mark-up of the price of fuel will
mean raking in more profit.
Militant and transport
groups have denounced oil
companies’ move on the price
escalation of
their products
that adds additional burden
to
Filipinos
who are travelling to be with
their families
or to have their
vacations in
other places.
Coincidental activities
or events or
happen only
twice. In this untimely price
increase of the price of fuel, it
is happening for several years
now. I wonder if we can still call
that coincidence.
Assuming the price of petroleum products in the world
market has in fact increased,
it should not affect the price
of fuel that oil companies in
the country have already purchased at a lower price prior to
the increase.
I’ve heard a couple of times
that oil companies are quick
in increasing their prices but
slow and adamant when there
are price rollbacks in the world
“The price of fuel does
not only affect motorists
but the price of commodities as well. Merchants
and traders simply pass
As of this on to end-users the cost
writing of transport of the goods
that they market.”
as of this writing... Page 7
S
A tuwing sasapit ang Mahal na Araw, na kung tutuusin
hindi lamang ito sa iisang araw, naipapakita ng marami
nating mga kababayan ang kanilang “entrepreneurial
mind” o ang kanilang naising magkaroon ng kaunting kita
dahil sa isang okasyon o aktibidad.
Kapag may mga pagtitipon nga naman ng mga tao sa isang
gawain, inaasahan na ng ating mga kababayan ang magandang market o mga taong kanilang mapapagbentahan ng
kung anu-ano.
Mapapansin sa mga Pabasa o sa mga lugar na pinagdarausan ng mga Senakulo ang mga iba’t-ibang mga tindahan
na tila baga nagiimbita sa mga bumibisita sa mga ganitong
tradisyunal na pagkanta at pagsasabuhay sa mga paghihirap
ni Hesukristo.
Mula umaga, may mga nagtitinda ng mga palamig gaya ng
mga juice, halo-halo, softdrinks at iba pa, na mabenta lalo
na sa ganitong panahon ng tag-init. Mabenta rin sa ganitong
mga lugar ang mga prutas, mga kakanin at iba pang mga
pangmeryenda na ang pangunahing mga
target ay ang mga bumibisita sa mga lugar ng Pabasa.
Sa dakong gabi, may mga tindahang
nagbebenta naman ng mga inuming, ika
nga pampa-kundisyon ng mga kalalakihan. Yun nga lamang, may mga nalalasing na kung minsan nagsisimula ng mga
kaguluhan sa mga kalsada.
***
Minsan ako ay napadpad sa may Barangay San Pedro Cutud, sa siyudad ng
San Fenando, Pampanga na kung saan
nakita ko ang mga nakabigkis na stick
ng kawayan na ibinebenta para sa mga
nagpipinitensiya. Nakasabit ang mga
ito sa isang pader ng isang bahay, na
binibili naman hindi lamang ng mga
gustong magpanata kundi pati na rin
ng mga turistang gustong magkaroon
ng “souvenir” ng Semana Santa.
May mga ilang mga out lumber naman na gumagawa ng mga krus na
gawa sa mga tinistis na kahoy na siya
namang binibili ng mga gustong magpanata sa pamamagitan ng pagbubuhat ng krus.
Sa tuwing Huwebes at Biyernes Santo naman, may mga nagbebenta din ng
mga tshirts na may temang pang Kuwaresma. Mayroon akong nakitang
kababayan natin sa nasabing barangay
na naglalako ng mga damit na may imprenta ng mukha ni Hesukristo o ng
pagpapako sa Kanya sa Krus.
Walang
Biro!
Ka Dencio Pacheco
“Nawa’y
madama
nating lahat
ang esensiya
ng Semana
Santa at
samantalin
ang pagkakataon sa
pagni-nilay
nilay, pagsisi
at paghingi
ng pagpapatawad sa
ating mga
kasalanang
nagawa.”
***
Para sa mga bumibiyahe naman sa
panahon ng Semana Santa, maraming
mga tindahan sa tabi ng mga kalsada
na tinatarget ang mga manlalakbay.
Maraming mga bakasyonista sa ganitong panahon ang mga nasa daan kung
kaya’t madami rin ang mga gustong kumita sa ganitong pagkakataon.
May mga nagtintinda ng mga kakanin at mga inumin sa
tabi ng daan lalo na sa mga mata-trapik na mga lugar na
kung titingnan mo nga naman ay nakakatulong din sa mga
naglalakbay sa kanilang mga pangangailangan habang nasa
biyahe.
***
Mapapansin din sa mga bus terminals na kung saan ay
napupuno ng mga biyahero ngayong panahon ng Semana
Santa ang mga iba’t-ibang naglalako ng mga paninda. May
mga nagtitinda ng mga yosi, kendi, chicharon, “mineral”, at
marami pang iba ang tumatabo ng kita sa mga pasaherong
pauwi sa kanilang mga probinsiya.
Sadyang mahilig sa kita ang marami nating mga kababayan na kung saan bihasa sila sa pagre-retail ng kanilang mga
paninda. Alam din ng ating mga kababayang maglalako ang
pangangailangan ng kanilang mga mamimili, sa anumang
okasyon o panahon.
Hindi ba’t marami naman sa ating mga kababayan ang
masisipag at mahilig maghanapbuhay?
***
Ito na ang huling isyu ng Headline Gitnang Luzon ngayong
linggong ito upang maki-isa sa mga kababayan nating mga
Katoliko sa pag-gunita sa mga pagpapasakit at pagpapako sa
Krus ng ating Panginoong Hesukristo.
Nawa’y madama nating lahat ang esensiya ng Semana Santa at samantalin ang pagkakataon sa pagni-nilay nilay, pagsisi at paghingi ng pagpapatawad sa ating mga kasalanang
nagawa. •
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Headline
Gitnang Luzon
APRIL 16-21, 2014
Lent is a time to examine ourselves. Check
if we are worthy of His love and sacrifice.
Live a life that is centered on Him. Start
your day with a simple prayer of thanks.
He will appreciate it more. Make this Lenten Season a time to renew your faith.
Start your day with a simple prayer of
thanks. He will appreciate it more. Make
this Lenten Season a time to renew your
faith.
EDUARDO GUERRERO
Mayor - Floridablanca
and Sangguniang Bayan
Lent is the time when we are most especially
called to reflect on our own lives and ask
ourselves, how much do we thirst for an
intimate relationship with our loving Jesus
who is just waiting for us to respond to His
love? It is the time that we must deeply ponder how much we thirst for a life that is lifegiving to others?
And if we wish to be loved, give love a
chance by constantly and consistently being yourself.
RENE ESTACIO MAGLANQUE
Municipal Mayor, Candaba, Pampanga
Merciful and ever living God, Creator of
heaven and earth, the crucified body of
your Son was laid in the tomb and rested
on this holy day. Grant that we may await
with him the dawning of the third day and
rise in newness of life, through Jesus Christ
our Redeemer. Amen.
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
APRIL 16-21, 2014
CL firms to offer 20-T jobs
BY Charlene A. Cayabyab
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Various firms
in Central Luzon will offer
a total of 20,000 jobs during the region-wide job
fair on May 1.
According to the Department of Labor and
Employment in Central
Luzon (DOLE 3), about
9,244 local jobs and another 10,638 overseas jobs
will be offered by 404 participating companies, 320
of them local and the remaining 84 for overseas.
Participating companies in the job fair include
the business processing
and outsourcing (BPO),
manufacturing firms from
within and outside the region’s economic zones and
industrial parks, smallmedium
enterprises
(SMEs), fast food chains,
and mall tenant retailers
among others.
Job vacancies for local
employment include professionals, managers, supervisors, customer service representatives, call
center agents, sales clerks,
office clerks, production
workers, machine operators, and service workers;
while professionals, engineers, administrative assistants, cooks, waiters/
waitresses, construction
workers, plumbers, and
factory workers are needed for overseas employment.
The region-wide mega
job fairs on Labor Day
(May 1), will be held at
various venues which
include SM City malls
in Baliuag and Marilao
in Bulacan; Pampanga,
Clark, and San Fernando
downtown in Pampanga;
Tarlac City, and Olongapo
City. Other job fair venues
on the same day include
Camp Servillano Aquino
in San Miguel, Tarlac,
Capitol Grounds in Baler,
Aurora, and President Ramon F. Magsaysay Sports
Complex in Candelaria,
Zambales.
Aside from this, a job
fair will also be held on
May 2 at May 2 at the Provincial Capitol Compound
Holy Week is a time for us
to solidify our faith and
love in the Lord.
I wish all of my constituents
Riveracelebration
feels blessed!
a Marian
meaningful
of the tradition.
Greetings from:
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Sto. Tomas PNP receives
communications equipment
By Froilan E Magtoto
STO. TOMAS -- Mayor Lito Naguit
turned over on Monday 10 handheld radios
and one base radio to the town police force
here.
The items were received by Chief Insp.
John Clark, town police chief, during a simple ceremony held at the municipal hall.
Clark said this is to improve the local police’s quality of service to the community.
These equipment will boost the communications capabilities of the Sto, Tomas
7
Mayor Joselito Naguit
Sto. Tomas, Pampanga
police, Clark explained.
Meanwhile, Clark reported that a
31-year-old man was arrested, wanted for
violation of BP 22 or the law on Bouncing
Checks in Valenzuela City.
Arrested in his residence was Rainer
Cruz Lanuza of Barangay San Vicente, Sto.
Tomas town.
Clark said Lanuza was apprehended by
virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge
Teresita Asuncion Lacandula Rodriguez of
the Municipal Trial Court Branch 81 of Valenzuela City dared March 21, 2014. •
Immature people always want to win an argument
even at the cost of a relationship. Mature people understand that it’s always better to lose an argument
and win a relationship.
Do everything with your whole heart, or not at all.
Don’t put up with lies or with people who lie to you.
Don’t risk hurting people just for the fun of it. And
lastly, your best foot shouldn’t be put forward; it
should be with you at all times, right there beside
the other one.
Merciful God, release us from the time of trial and
oppression, that we may witness the eternal hope
of grief becoming joy and life rising from death.
Amen.
EMMANUEL “BON” ALEJANDRINO
MAYOR
RAMON “MONCHING” CHANGCOCO
Vice Mayor
At mga miembro ng Sangguniang Bayan ng Arayat, Pampanga
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Bianca & Kate: Pampanga’s pride!
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
APRIL 16-21, 2014
B
IANCA Lapuz’s parents are both proud
to have a daughter
outstanding in the field of
entertainment.
We met the parents at
last year’s proceedings and we can
only surmise, they
have a lot thing
to do with their
daughter’s victory
to become part of
the elite group of
the contest.
Mula sa wardrobe hanggang sa
song choice, pati
yung coordination
ng mga fans ni Bianca, both parents gave full
support to her.
“Kung ano po ang ambisyon ng mga anak namin,
sinusuportahan
namin,”
sabi pa ni Aries who himself
has been in the acting scene
for a few years already. Si
Aries is a part time actor
and a full time father to his
kids. “Basta ang lagi lang
naming pangaral ni misis
sa mga anak namin, priority
ang studies nila, susuportahan naming sila, pero dapat
ipagmalaki rin namin sila
pagdating sa educational attainment,” sabi pa ni Aries.
At pagdating nga sa linya
ng edukasyon, outstanding
din naman si Bianca who
also gives ample
time sa kanyang
pag-aaral no matter how busy she
is.
Sabi niya, she
is dreaming to
become a citizen
of the the national scene kaya
nga ngayon, she
is getting ready
for the big league.
Already,
there
are negotiations for her in
other big projects, and it is
only a matter of time, Bianca will realize her dream.
“Babalitaan
po
namin
kayo,”pangako pa niya sa
amin.
As of now, impending din
yung isang international
project which would bring
Bianca to Bali, Indonesia,
Australia and China. This
means, Bianca is also eyeing
the global scene.
Kate Lapuz is another
daughter who is already getting ready for the big time.
At fifteen, she is already a
co-host of German Moreno
sa Walang Tulugan of GMA
7. “Malaking bagay sa kanya yung binibigay ni Kuya
Germs, madami siyang natutunan,” say ni Aries who’s
extra proud dahil nakikita
niya ang fruit of the labor
he and his wife are giving to
their other daughter. “Nakatutuwa, nagustuhan naman siya at sa ngayon may
mga deals na kami sa mga
projects niya.”
Sa ngayon, Kate is being considered for a role in
a GMA soap and when this
materializes, Kate is joining
the short list of wannabes of
GMA 7.
Very recently Kate Lapuz
is an awardee as an outstanding future television
star at the teen section of the
Dangal Ng Bayan which she
received at the AFP Theater.
“Malaki ang pasasalamat
namin and they supporting
Kate, we hope this would
help in the realization of
Kate’s dreams to make it big
like her sister Bianca.”•
BIANCA &
KATE LAPUZ
Derek Ramsay
okey lang sa
role na bading
Yasmien Kurdi may A
cyst sa lalamunan
N
akitaan ng cyst
sa lalamunan si
Yasmien Kurdi
during her last
medical check up. “I was
wondering kasi bakit laging
akong parang paos,” sabi pa
niya.
“Hirap na hirap akong
kumanta at magsalita. ‘Yun
pala, may cyst raw sa lalamunan ko at gusto ng doctor, operahan agad. Para
malaman daw kung benign o malignant siya. E,
pag tinanggal ngayon, one
month daw akong hindi puwede mag-talk. Paano ‘yun,
extended pa naman ang
‘Rhodora X’. Di hindi na
ako puwede mag-taping? E,
very important ‘yung role
ko sa story as Angela.”
So what will she do? “I
guess I just have to wait na
matapos ang show.”
But as it is, mahirap talaga lalo sa mga eksenang
kailangang sumigaw ako
tapos namamaos ako. Ang
worry ko lang, baka after
maoperahan ako, hindi bumalik ang dati kong boses.
E, singer ako. I really love
singing dahil ‘yan ang first
love ko. Balak ko ngang
mag-recording uli. E, sabi
ng doctor, hindi raw sigurado kung mababalik ang
boses ko. Nakakatakot.”
Yasmien is proud that it’s
not only title-roler Jennylyn Mercado who’s getting
good feedback in “Rhodora
X” but also her as Angela.
“Siyempre, mas demanding ang role niya
dahil siya ang title role at
iba’t iba pang personalities niya. Pero marami rin
namang nakakagusto sa
interpretation ko kay Angela. Pareho naman kaming bida-kontrabida ang
role. Hindi kami black or
white dito. Pareho kaming
gray characters kaya mas
challenging. Mas naging
complicated ang story kasi
nakipagkalas na ako kay
Mark Anthony Fernandez
as Nico, pero ayaw niyang
pumayag. Kinidnap ako at
ang anak ni Rhodora, pero
pinatakas kami ng brother
niyang si Ken Chan. Natanggap ko nang may personality disorder talaga
si Jennylyn as Rhodora at
nagkasundo na kami uling magkapatid. Pero dahil
naghalikan kami ni Mark
Herras as Joaquin, nagalit
si Rhodora at nabuhay uli
ang evil alter ego niyang si
Roxanne.”•
yon kay Derek Ramsay, given the chance, willing and excited din
daw siya na gumanap bilang gay and in fact, sa kanya raw unang
in-offer ’yung “In My Life” noon starring Luis Manzano, John Lloyd
Cruz and Vilma Santos at tinanggap daw niya pero the management decided lang na ibahin ang casting.
Pero sa two-picture contract niya sa Regal
Films, ang isa rito at siyang pinakaunang gagawin niya ay isang pelikula na pagsasamahan
nila ni Marian Rivera.
Heard na tipong ala-Pretty Woman daw
ang magiging movie nila kaya ngayon pa lang
ay ina-anticipate na ang mga love scene nila.
Of course, wala namang qualms si Derek
on doing love scenes and baring some skin at
si Marian siguro ang dapat tanungin kung how
far can she go.
Ayon kay Derek ay excited siyang makasama
for the first time si Marian. Nagkasama raw sila
dati sa isang event sa New York at du’n pa lang
ay humanga na raw siya sa pagiging down
to earth nito sa kabila ng Superstar
status nito.
Isa pang naka-line-up daw
kay Derek sa Regal Films ay
a movie with his ex-girlfriend
Solenn Heussaff at ang first
reaction ng aktor tungkol dito
ay “that would be really, really cool.”
Ayon kay Derek, Solenn
is proving herself a lot, talented actress daw ito at
gumagaling na ring magTagalog.
“Nakikita ko ’yung
effort niya para maging
fluent sa Tagalog. So,
kung pelikula with Solenn, yeah, I’d love to do
that,” he said.
Biniro siya na baka
magkaroon ng part 2 ang love affair nila ni
Solenn at natawa si Derek.
“You don’t know what the future holds but
I think, she’s very happy in her relationship.
Looks like she’s walking down that aisle
very soon. I can see it, I know Solenn. She’s
a loving girl and I know when she’s in love
and she’s very much so in love,” say pa ni
Derek. •
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
APRIL 16-21, 2014
philhealth from Page 1
With the a common goal of providing help for the less fortunate, the
Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
(PhilHealth) and the Provincial Government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Pineda distributed the said
Philhealth’s official record for the use
of the members.
Alaga Ka is aimed at helping Filipino citizens benefit from the health
services that Philhealth offers for a
minimum or zero balance bill.
The governor told the Mexicanos
to just show their Philhealth member
data record for them to avail the free
hospitalization from government hospitals in the province and anywhere in
the Philippines.
The governor said with this benefit, the members have no more alibis
not to seek medical assistance as Philhealth is ready to pay in full for their
as of this writing from Page 5
hospitalization.
The governor was accompanied by
Mayor Roy Manalastas and Philhealth
Pampanga Branch Manager Henry Almanon in four separate venues in this
town.
Almanon said this program is a
clear manifestation of the government’s continuous caring for the poor
by making primary health care effectively reach the indigents through
various services of DOH, LGUs and
PhilHealth through its TSeKaP or Tamang Serbisyo para sa Kalusugan ng
Pamilya.”
For the record, Philhealth together
with the Provincial Government has
reached not less than 41,356 indigent
residents in the City of San Fernando,
2000; municipality of Sta Ana, 3,662;
San Luis, 6,063; Lubao, 7,000; Bacolor,
3,195; Sta Rita, 2,827; Guagua, 6,343;
Sasmuan, 2,666 and Apalit, 10,600.
Aside from this, Governor Pineda
also mentioned that non-Philhealth
members can avail of its services
through Philhealth’s “Point of care
program”.
Point of care is a health program
wherein the poor patients who are
non-Philhealth members, admitted in
government hospitals like in Jose B.
Lingad Regional Memorial hospital
and in the 11 district hospitals may also
avail the services of Philhealth.
“Iyong mahirap na walang Philhealth na naospital ay kailangang pumunta sa Kapitolyo para mabayaran
ang kanyang Philhealth membership
na P2,400 para ma-avail niya ang serbisyo at matulungan siya ng kapitolyo
at ng Philhealth,” Pineda said.
The governor said the provincial
government allotted some P10-million
for the “point of care” program of the
DOH and the Philhealth. •
Ombusman Morales also ordered dismissed from service Salonga, Agregado, and Sanqui aside
from absolute disqualification from
holding any public office, forfeiture
of retirement benefits, and cancellation of civil service eligibility.
The same principal penalty
would have been imposed on Arreza,
Millan, Cajudo, Coscolluela, Cruz,
Del Rosario, Estanislao, Lorenzana,
Pineda, Saño, Ting and Tamondong
had they not been separated from
the service during the pendency of
the case, according to Morales.
They were, however, each ordered to pay a fine equivalent to
their salary for one (1) year deductible from their retirement benefits,
accrued leave credits and other
receivables, aside from facing the
same accessory penalties.
Meanwhile, the administrative
case against Hernandez, Chan and
Garcia was dismissed in view of
their separation from the service
prior to the filing of the case.
The SBMA entered into a joint
venture with Harbour Centre on
February 24, 2010 for the development, operation, and management
of the Naval Supply Depot and the
ports in Boton, Alava, Rivera, and
Bravo. •
fingerprints and digital signature)
to the COMELEC or face disenfranchisement in 2016. The COMELEC
has earlier stated that more than
9 million votes nationwide lack or
have no biometric record.
Thus, Jimenez said, it is essential for the poll body to embark on
a big event that shall capture the
imagination of the population, to
inspire citizens to take action and
see to their civic responsibilities
within the 17 month registration
period and to encourage other organizations and institutions to band
together with the COMELEC in the
campaign to ensure clean, flying
voter-free elections in 2016.
With these imperatives in
mind, Jimenez has conceptualized
“Walkah-Walkah: Step Juan Tungo
sa Mulat na Botante”, which is a
project to traverse the length of the
island of Luzon, on foot.
Along the way, Jimenez accompanied with the committed group
of individuals shall traverse trough
towns, municipalities, cities and Region, numerous public gatherings
will be conducted where information and education relevant to voter
validation and registration will be
delivered to citizens.
Walkah-Walkah: Step Juan Tungo sa Mulat na Botante will kick-off
in Laoag City on May 6. •
allow us to add more destinations,
routes and flights to an already extensive network to key cities in Asia and
the Middle East. We encourage everyJuan to take advantage of these additional flights and CEB’s trademark
lowest fares, for their leisure and business travel needs,” Iyog added.
CEB’s 51-strong fleet is comprised
of 10 Airbus A319, 30 Airbus A320, 3
Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern
aircraft fleets in the world.
For bookings and inquiries, guests
can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or
call the reservation hotlines (02)7020888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat
sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and
Facebook pages.
Those still booking flights may
also sign up to be a CEB Club member through the Cebu Pacific website,
for seat sale alerts, easy management
of flights and travel funds, and a faster
booking process. •
graft raps from Page 1
Board Member Angelita DJ Cruz;
Former Board Member Teodoro Del
Rosario;
Former Board Member Jorge
Estanislao; Former Board Member
Ma. Angela Garcia;
Former Board Member James
Lorenzana; Former Board Member
Ma. Victoria Pineda; Former Board
Member Stefani Saño; Former
Board Member Jennifer KhonghunTing; and Former Board Member
Eddie Tamondong.
Reghis Romero II, chairman of
Harbour Centre and its chief executive officer Michael Romero were
also included in the charge sheet.
walkah-walkah from Page 2
capture lest they be disfranchised in
2016,” stated Jimenez, in his Memorandum submitted to the Comelec En Banc.
“However, beyond merely delivering information, the Commission
must also take steps to mobilize these
vulnerable voters, to actually get them
to the registration centers where their
biometric information can be capture. And the Commission only has 17
months to do it,” he furthered.
On February 15, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed
Republic Act 10367 or “An Act Providing for Mandatory Biometrics
Voters Registration” which requires
all voters to submit their biometric
information (digital photograph,
ceb flights from Page 3
CEB also flies direct to Hong Kong
from Cebu, Clark and Iloilo.
Meanwhile, CEB, the only airline
operating direct flights between Manila
and Hanoi, adds more flights to this
route. Starting April 3, CEB will operate
thrice weekly Manila-Hanoi flights, or
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
CEB is slated to take delivery of
12 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30
Airbus A321neo and 3 Airbus A330
aircraft from 2014 to 2021.
“The delivery of more aircraft will
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jobs from Page 7
in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, while another one will
be held on May 6 the People’s Park Provincial Capitol
Compound in Balanga City, Bataan.
Jobseekers may avail of various pre-employment services such as issuances of birth certificates, NBI clearances, and PhilHealth cards from the DOLE’s allied partner
agencies which include the Social Security System (SSS),
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of
Foreign Affairs (DFA), PhilHealth, and the Philippine
Statistics Authority (PSA) during the job fairs
The job fairs will be held in partnership with the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs)
DOLE 3 chief Raymundo Agravante said region-wide
job fairs are one of the most anticipated highlights of the
agency’s month-long festivities of the 112th Philippine
Labor Day Celebration anchored on the global theme, “Sa
Sipag, Tiyaga, Talino, Buong Mundo, Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino.
Agravante urged jobseekers to prepare well for the
upcoming job fairs by bringing the necessary pre-employment documents and credentials in order for them to
qualify for jobs they will be applying for.
“Our jobseekers may register at the job fair venues
as early as 9:30AM and we urge them to bring multiple copies of their curriculum vitae, certificates of employment for those who had previous work transcript of
records, clearances, photos, and other pertinent documents such as TIN and SSS memberships to facilitate
their job searching, good luck and happy hunting,”
Agravante said. •
market. Call them profit-oriented.
The price of fuel does not only affect motorists but
the price of commodities as well. Merchants and traders simply pass on to end-users the cost of transport of
the goods that they market.
Consumers of course are at the losing end with the
price increase of everything resulting from the jackingup of the cost of fuel in the local markets. The added
burden for motorists is more than the whips and the
sufferings that penitents have to suffer during the Holy
Week.
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This writer welcomes other views, comments,
and reactions. You may send your message at 09185734634.•
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parent at anumang dokumento na magpapakita ng
betsa ng kapanganakan ng iyong stepparent. Magdala na rin ng death certificates ng iyong biological
parents.
Maaari ding maging dependent ang iyong adoptive
parents. Magdala lamang ng Court Decree of Adoption at anumang documento na magpapakita sa petsa
ng pagsilang ng iyong adoptive parents.
Magdala lamang ng mga orihinal at xerox copies
ng mga hinihinging papeles. Baka lang gusto nilang
tingnan ang iyong mga original na dokumento. Tiyakin na ang mga dependents ay nakasulat ang pangalan bilang mga dependents sa Member Data Record
(MDR) upang maging magaan ang Philhealth claiming process.
Ang pag-aaplay sa Philhealth
Para makapag-aplay, sulatan at sagutin ang mga
hinihinging impormasyon sa Philhealth Member
Registration Form (PMRF). Icheck “For Enrollment”
kung bagong aplikante. Icheck “for Updating” kung
magbabago ng civil status, names, birth dates o magdaragdag o magbabago ng mga dependents.
Magdala lamang ng birth certificates, marriage
certificates o iba pang importanteng dokumento kung
maga-update o may pagbabago sa Member Data Record.
Ang tanong sino-sino ang mga hindi puwedeng
dependents? Siyempre, ang anak na 21 years old
pataas maliban sa mga may kapansanan; anak na
nag-asawa; anak na may trabaho na; mga kapatid;
magulang na ang idad ay 59 years old pababa; mga
tito at tita; mga biyanan; pinsan; bayaw; hipag at iba
pang mga kamag-anak.
Oh alam ni’yo na kung sino-sino ang mga Philhealth dependents. Kumpleto na kayo ng impormasyon. Wala na bang magtatanong? Kung may katanungan sumulat sa [email protected] •
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Residences found in Barangay Mabiga, Mabalacat City, Nouveau Residences in Cacutud, Angeles
City, Mansfield Residences and Casa Mia sited at
Burot, Tarlac City.
For the past 27 years, HLDC has provided
thousands of house and lot units in projects subdivisions found in the Northren West Luyon and
South and Central Pampanga areas. The homegrown Pampanga-based developer has been a
recipient of numerous local and national distinctions such as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the
Year and the latest award given to its President
and CEO Wilfredo Tan by the local government
of Pampanga, Most Outstanding Kapampangan
(MOKA) in Social Service. HLDC affiliate company Fiesta Communities, Inc. has been the leading
provider of socialized and economic house and lot
units for the ordinary Filipino workers. •
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January this year.
“Meron pa silang ibang request and it is now being
prioritized, hopefully we get good results from this,”
Paulino said.
The motorcycle units were distributed to OCPO’s
headquarters and three different police stations in the
city.
Aside from the four motorcycles that were donated
to OCPO the city also issued one for the Office of Traffic
Management and Public Safety (OTMPS). •
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tion, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company,
Up line Foods Corporation, Colorview Catv, Inc., Young
Bing Custodio Chua, Expressions Stationery Shop, Inc.,
Ascending Ray Corporation, Our Lady of Lourdes International Medical Center Inc. and Lee, Zenaida Go.
In an interview, BPLO head Sandra Ecalnir, claimed
the city was able to collect P50 million in taxes for last
year. She stressed that these taxes will be returned in
the form of public service to the people. •
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Domestic CAB Approval No. 315, 04-11 s.2014 • International CAB Approval No. 316, 04-11 s.2014
TERMS & CONDITIONS
75% OFF discount is applicable on INTERNATIONAL fares only inclusive of 7 kg hand carry baggage allowance. The following fees shall apply
after discount: Php 120 Web Admin Fee, Fuel Surcharge ranging from Php 910 – Php 5,005, Php 550 Terminal Fee, Country Specific Taxes ranging
from Php 430 – Php 1,620 and check-in baggage. Quoted DOMESTIC one way fares are inclusive of Base Fare, Php 120 Web Admin Fee, 12%
VAT, Php 200 Terminal Fee for flights transiting in or exiting from Manila/Cebu Station and 7 kg hand carry baggage allowance, but exclusive of
Fuel Surcharge ranging from Php 200 – Php 550, Php 15 Aviation Security Fee for flights coming from Cebu and check–in baggage. Terminal Fees
ranging from Php 50 – Php 200 for flights originating from non-Manila/non-Cebu Stations must be paid at the airport. Promo fares have limited
availability and are non-refundable but rebookable subject to the following rebooking fees: Php 1,200 for Domestic destinations, Php 2,000 for
Short-haul International destinations and Php 2,500 for Dubai plus fare difference. Please note that booking fee rates range from Php 120 –Php
200 depending on purchase channel. For your convenience, flight changes, availing of prepaid baggage allowance for check-in baggage and web
check-in service can be done up to 4-hours before scheduled flight. AVAILABLE NUMBER OF SEATS ON-SALE PER ROUTE and v.v. DOMESTIC:
MANILA TO: Bacolod: 42,399; Caticlan: 13,066; Cebu: 93,433; Iloilo: 79,153; Kalibo: 20,600; Laoag: 6,470; Roxas: 8,566. CAGAYAN DE ORO TO:
Bacolod: 199. CEBU TO: Bacolod: 19,709; Busuanga: 22; Cagayan de Oro: 27,149; Caticlan: 9,535; Dipolog: 3,510; Dumaguete: 1,007; Kalibo:
6,153; Surigao: 5,599; Zamboanga: 5,965. DAVAO TO: Bacolod: 2,035; Iloilo: 7,515; Zamboanga: 6,266. ZAMBOANGA TO: Tawi-Tawi: 7,492 and
v.v. INTERNATIONAL: MANILA TO: Bali: 1,577; Bangkok: 15,217; Beijing: 2,466; Brunei: 8,350; Busan: 4,677; Dubai: 3,500; Guangzhou:
5,430; Hanoi: 3,325; Ho Chi Minh: 8,205; Hong Kong: 12,631; Incheon: 23,696; Jakarta: 2,806; Kota Kinabalu: 5,353; Kuala Lumpur: 7,230;
Macau: 2,506; Nagoya: 5,509; Osaka: 7,995; Phuket: 3,675; Shanghai: 4,140; Siem Reap: 3,719; Singapore: 13,213; Taipei: 7,926; Tokyo: 5,596;
Xiamen: 3,291. CEBU TO: Busan: 1,163; Hong Kong: 3,395; Incheon: 3,218; Singapore: 4,965. CLARK TO: Hong Kong: 4,835; Macau: 3,681;
Singapore: 5,076. ILOILO TO: Hong Kong: 1,163; Singapore: 1,101 and v.v.
Call (02) 70-20-888 in Manila, (032) 230-88-88 in Cebu or visit the travel agent near you.
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