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`Adopt a Parol` hits P540-T
More help from Clark for ‘Yolanda’ victims
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2 dead, 25 hurt
in NLEX mishap
By Froilan E. Magtoto
CAMP OLIVAS --Two persons died and
25 others sustained injuries when a passenger bus bumped a dump truck along
the North Expressway (NLEX) in Pulilan,
Bulacan last Monday.
Police said Jording Sultan Ashary died
on the spot and Julita Ponio was pronounced dead on arrival (DOA) by attend-
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DECEMBER 05, 2013
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Groups call for major
repair of ‘Paskuhan’
PNoy won’t
push Kris
to join
Tarlac, Phl
polls
By Joey Pavia
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Northern Philippines Hilaga, popularly known
as Paskuhan Village, is a government-owned facility and strategically located at
Pampanga’s capital city. It’s at the exit of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) here.
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By Rudy Andal
HERITAGE SITE. Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Chancellor
Emmanuel Y. Angeles, San Fernando Archbishop Paciano
Aniceto and members of the AUF board, lead the inauguration
of the AUF Museum in Angeles City. (ABL)
MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III will not push her
youngest sister and queen of all
media Kris Aquino to run either
for the governorship of Tarlac or
any national position in the coming 2016 elections.
President Aquino said, during the Pulong Bulungan forum
at Sofitel Hotel, he believes in
the American saying that “if you
want to get even with somebody,
get them into politics.”
“And I love my sister,” President Aquino answered during the
question and answer at the 27th
anniversary of Pulong Bulungan
forum led by Deedee Siytangco.
In 2013 senatorial campaign,
Kris told reporters during a campnoy won’t... pagE 9
‘Adopt a Parol’ hits P540-T
By Marna Dagumboy-del
Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – At least 180 parol (Cristmas lanterns), amounting to
P540,000 have already been
adopted for the housing project of the SM Foundation for
survivors of typhoon Yolanda
in the Visayas region.
The “Adopt a Parol” program of the SM City Pampanga aims to give its 24 housing
units to homeless survivors of
Yolanda.
SM City Pampanga officials are calling all Kapampangans to give their share by
adopting a parol which costs
P3,000 each, handcrafted by
Kapampangan lantern makers in the province.
A total of 1,000 parols
were made available to donors who wish to extend a
helping hand for the construction of housing units in
the Visayas region.
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DECEMBER 05, 2013
DOLE-3 conferred an ISO on general gov’t service
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
--Department of Labor and
Employment (DOLE) Central
Luzon is officially one of the
world’s best in general government service after being conferred with ISO 9001:2008.
Regional Director Raymundo Agravante and Assistant
Regional Director Geraldine
Panlilio received on Monday, in
behalf of all technical division
and field office personnel, four
different ISO certificates given
by German-based certifying
body DQS Holding GmbH and
its affiliates- UL Management
Solutions Systems and IQNET
The International Certification
Network, which were represented by Operations Manager
Ernani Dayuta.
DOLE 3 was granted with
such following the results of the
certification audit conducted
last month by a team composed
of Eusebio Sanglap, Marlo
Aquino, and Joe Alamares in
the regional office and field
offices in Bataan, Tarlac, and
Pampanga.
“Based on our findings, the
top level management system
manual and related management system documentation
generally conformed to all
applicable standard requirements. There was only one minor non-conformity that was
immediately corrected,” Dayuta disclosed.
“DOLE Region 3 is the first
Philippine government agency
that we had certified. Thank
you for giving us this opportunity to be part of this milestone.
Rest assured that we would do
our best to assist you not only in
the regional office but the other
field offices as well Dayuta added.
“We are very thankful to
each one of you. Your support
and cooperation was instrumental for achieving this feat.
But being ISO certified is only
half the battle, we have to work
hand in hand to sustain our certification status by continuously
improving of what has already
been improved in terms of our
effective and timely delivery of
our programs and services to
our clients and partners,” Agravante said.
Panlilio, for her part, commended their ISO consultant,
Engr. Arnel Maestre, for a job
well done in guiding the regionDOLE-3... Page 9
Free cement for
Bataan infra projects
By Michael R. Cigaral
BALANGA CITY -- The GN
Power Mariveles Coal plant
that uses “clean coal” for its
fuel, delivered last Friday
1,000 bags of cement as part
of its commitment to support
infrastructure projects of
the provincial government of
Bataan.
Bobet Racelis, public affairs
chief of GN Power, said it was
just a ceremonial delivery that,
later on, when the power plant
is in full operation will be increased to 10,000 bags monthly or 125,000 bags annually.
He said that the 600-megawatt power plant will be fully
operational before the year
ends.
“This is a part of ash management program of GN Power
and La Farge Republic Cement. Instead of being paid for
the fly ash, it will be converted
into cement that in turn will be
turned over free to the Bataan
provincial government,” Racelis stated.
Racelis estimated the value of the cement at P2 million every month and delivery will be made initially for
three years. He also said that
the cement will only be used
for infrastructure projects
like construction of public
school buildings, barangay
halls, farm-to-market roads
and flood-control projects.
Fly ash is a by-product of
the coal-fired power plant and
one of the major components
in cement manufacturing.
Gov. Albert Garcia said the
provincial government will
greatly benefit from the commitment of GN Power and La
Farge that was forged during
the time of his father former
governor now congressman of
the second district, Enrique
Garcia, Jr.
“Bataan is a unique province because, we are the only
place here in our country with
a decreased power rate. You
heard it in the news. Power
rate increases. Water rate increases,” the former congressman said.
Garcia said power rates in
Bataan decreased by P2 per
kilowatt hour after GN Power
plant partially started operating in May this year.
Tony Becker, president of
GN Power Plant, and top officials of La Farge, headed by its
president Don Lee, attended
the ceremonial delivery of the
cement at the provincial engineering compound in this
component city.
Becker also confirmed
in his short message during the program proper that
in the next three to five years
they will have an expansion
and make GN power plant in
Mariveles a 1,200-megawatt
power plant. •
Army, rebs clash
in Bulacan
CAMP AQUINO -- The
48th Infantry Battalion
(48IB) of the Philippine
Army on Saturday clashed
with remnants of Platoon
Sierra Madre of the New
People’s Army (NPA) in
Sitio Maputi, Barangay
Camachin, Doña Remedios
Trinidad in Bulacan.
“Led by 2LT. Edwin
Lauro, 48IB had a 30-minute exchange of fire with
around 25 NPA remnants.
There were neither casualties nor injuries on the
government side while a
number of the insurgents
were badly wounded. Pursuit operations is still ongoing,” Armed Forces of the
Philippines Northern Luzon
Command (NOLCOM) Chief
Information Officer Captain
Gina Daet disclosed.
The troops were able to
recover one M14 rifle, laptop, portable DVD, cellular
phone, transistor radio, sack
of rice, sack of canned sardines, two back packs, and a
volume of subversive documents.
“We will not allow these
armed groups to continue
their illegal activities in collecting foods from less fortunate… we will assure to
the residents that our forces
will provide enough security,” NOLCOM Commander
Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr. said. •
(PIA 3)
BABY TURTLES. Bataan Governor Albert Garcia (right) leads some conservation advocates at the Pawikan Festival
in releasing baby turtles in Morong, Bataan on Sunday. --Photo by Butch Gunio
Climate change summits
eyed in Nolcom provinces
CAMP AQUINO -- The
Northern Luzon Command
(NOLCOM) of the Armed
Forces of the Philippines is
eyeing the conduct of climate change summits in all
provinces within its area of
responsibility or those from
regions 1, 2, 3 and Cordillera.
“Preparation for calamities
is not an easy thing to do. It is
too tedious, that it may require
us a year or two to really arrive
at a fully-equipped status. The
need to make the public aware
about these environmental
phenomena is indeed important,” NOLCOM Commander
Lieutenant General Gregorio
Pio Catapang, Jr. said.
Taking into account the
aftermath of super typhoon
“Yolanda” in the Visayas, Catapang underscored awareness
and responsiveness as key elements in gearing the public
during calamities, which could
only be achieved by doing summits.
“Awareness is important.
The terminologies we use
during calamities should be
clear and understandable to
the public. Teaching them the
meaning of these scientific
terms helps them in responding appropriately,” he added.
Catapang vouched for the
development of crisis management protocol encouraging
not only government officials
but also ordinary citizens as
well to take the initiative in
facilitating and providing assistance to areas affected by
calamities.
“We only have one common enemy and that is climate
change. Let’s help each other
in terminating this adversary,” Catapang underscored.
• (PIA 3)
Want to broaden your business horizon?
‘Tree of Hope’
stands tall
in Camp
Olivas grounds
By Rudy Abular
CAMP OLIVAS – A towering
Christmas tree decorated with
colourful lights stood amidst
the compound of Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3) with
a message of hope, love and
sharing during the celebration
of Yuletide Season this year.
On Monday evening, PRO-3
director Chief Supt. Raul D. Petrasanta led other top police officials and non-uniformed personnel here in the “ceremonial
lighting” of the giant Christmas
tree.
Petrasanta said the “Tree of
Hope” is PRO-3’s first and simple way of celebrating Christmas particularly in extending help to victims of typhoon
Yolanda in the Visayas region.
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DECEMBER 05, 2013
More help from Clark
for ‘Yolanda’ victims
By Charlene Cayabyab
CLARK FREEPORT –
More help from this Freeport
continues to pour for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda as a
Japanese firm sent relief supplies to disaster-ravaged areas
in Eastern Visayas.
Only recently, SMK Electronics (Phils.) Corporation
donated three truckloads of
food and water packages via
the Philippine Air Force 600th
Air Base Wing. The supplies
were airlifted by a C-130 from
Villamor Air Base, said General Affairs and Human Resources Manager Herrie Raymond H. Rivera.
The
supplies,
which
weighed at least 9.8 tons
and comprised of 4,000
food packs, including water,
medicine, and candles, were
distributed to families in Tacloban and other typhoonravaged areas in Eastern Vi-
sayas.
Rivera said the donation of
relief supplies were part of the
company’s “SMK-PH Handog
Pag-asa.”
He added that SMK Electronics (Phils.) is grateful for
the assistance provided by
the Philippine Air Force and
the United States Navy, which
provided for the transportation of the much-needed supplies to the families in the Vimore help... Page 9
Balanga, university team-up
for ‘Learning Barangay Week’
By Butch Gunio
BALANGA CITY -- The
Balanga City government
and Bataan Peninsula State
University (BPSU) will sign a
Memorandum of Agreement
(MOA) for the modified Learning Barangay Week Program.
City Mayor Joet Garcia
announced at the mass oathtaking of Balanga new barangay officials that the Barangay
Week Program will become
Learning Barangay Week Program to integrate the learning
aspect in the program.
He said that educators
from BPSU would provide
particular knowledge to participants of the Barangay Week
Program.
He said the MOA signing
will be done this month.
Garcia said professionals
in various discipline will also
be invited to impart knowledge.
Last October, Garcia attended the International Conference on Learning Cities in
Beijing, China.
He was the only city mayor
in the Philippines invited to
attend the international conference, which was hosted by
UNESCO.
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APPROVED CLUP-ZO. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan receives the
certificate of approval for the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and
Zoning Ordinance of Angeles City (2010-2020) from Housing and Land
Use Regulatory Board Chairman and Vice President of the Philippines
Jejomar Binay during their regular board meeting, Tuesday at the Coconut Palace, Pasay City. (AC-CIO)
Mansfield brings color
to city with fun run
Angeles City, Pampanga – The happiest and the most
colorful run, Color Rush 2013,
took place at one of the freshest
and most sought after subdivision development in the city today, Mansfield Residences, in
Barangay Sto. Domingo, here.
Color Rush was adapted from
The Color Run, one of the largest event series in the United
States with over 170 events in 30
plus countries and 120 U.S cities
also known as the Happiest 5k
on the Planet.
It is a unique paint race that
celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality – the
same ideals promoted by Mansfield Residences in its campaign,
“Have a prime active lifestyle at
Mansfield Residences.”
Featuring 2.5k and 5k races,
Color Rush was participated
by over 150 runners that were
blasted with colors on every lap.
Race finishers received a gift
bag containing the I Survive
shirts serving as race souvenirs
that were worn at the afterparty at the beautiful Mansfield
Pavilion.
The Tri-Clark Triathlon
Team, a group of accomplished
professionals and executives
based in Pampanga, made this
fun run possible to seek and
promote to its cabalen, a wellrounded lifestyle that balances
career, sports and family life.
“It’s not just about running,
it’s more of enjoying the view,
the colors, and the participants,”
said Jumbo Tayag, Color Rush
race director.
Mansfield Residences is
the best match to Tri-Clark’s
endeavors because of its beautiful, clean and secure community
that offers to give every runner
a truly memorable experience
with their loved ones. With
more than 500 homebuyers, this
first class subdivision development features functional amenities and easy-to-own model
units now made even more
affordable through the help of
Pag-IBIG Fund and partner
banks. • (Press Release)
BUSINESS 3
P7-B power
plant to rise
in Orion
By Michael R. Cigaral
ORION, BATAAN -- An ultra modern, environment-friendly power
plant is expected to rise in this town
soon.
This town’s local chief executive,
Mayor Antonio “Tonypep” Raymundo told Headline Gitnang Luzon in
an exclusive interview that this waste
to energy project will use a Korean
technology called “refuse derived
fuel” (RDF) that will process 1,000
tons of unsegregated garbage per day
and convert it into fuel to produce
electricity.
“We have already signed, recently,
a memorandum of understanding
with a Korean firm. I guess, Governor Abet Garcia is convinced with
this company’s presentation that will
solve our garbage problem not just
here in my town but the whole province and nearby places as well,” Raymundo said.
The mayor added that the power
plant will be built in a 20-hectare
land and can generate at least 720
megawatts of electricity.
“This power plant will be built
in a build-operate-transfer or BOT
scheme. It will be our town’s property
after 30 years,” Raymundo stated.
Raymundo also claimed that the
fuel that will be derived from the
daily garbage collected from the municipalities and one city here will be
converted into a kind of fuel with the
lowest carbon emission, much lower
than a coal plant produces.
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Headline
Gitnang Luzon
DECEMBER 05, 2013
EDITORIAL
TRANSFER IMPERATIVE
It is high time the management and
operation of the Paskuhan Village is
transferred to either a private entity
or the local governments where it is
located to help its dwindling lights
shine anew to be seen by all and
sundry.
Paskuhan Village, which has become a landmark of Pampanga
(and even Central Luzon) for a long
time, had long lost its appeal because the government cannot provide sustained program for it to continue serving its purpose.
Like the used-to-be-seasonal
Christmas lantern, Paskuhan’s
business activities come in trickles, hosting small conventions in its
main hall and some small shops.
Other than these, there is nothing
worth watching for in the former
Christmas destination. Yes, even
during its supposed season, Yuletide.
At the present set-up, the whole
fenced area, which sits on a prime
location, is not earning anything
substantial for the government.
If there will ever be activities that
could help it earn, the government
will incur expenses as it is already
spending so much for Paskuhan’s
upkeep even though it is not returning profits.
The transfer of Paskuhan’s operation and management to the local
government unit of San Fernando
or the province of Pampanga would
be a win-win proposition for the government.
Our national leadership, through
the Tourism Infrastructure and
Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA),
should not dilly-dally in transferring
Paskuhan to entities that could realize the revival of this million-peso
investment and put it in good use.
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Are Filipinos simply resilient?
“What will we become after
all the series of calamities
(natural and man-made
ones) that we had experienced?”
N
ext to the word “hope”, “resiliency” was another word
that was repeatedly read and
spoken about the Filipino people, so
as to positively describe them and
their character during and even after Yolanda’s wrath.
I really do not have much against
this word of description about us
Filipinos, except that I think it is still
lacking and wanting and still an understatement to fully depict the real
and true Filipino essence and character. This “resiliency” description
of us Filipinos still shortchanges us
of who we really are during and after unfortunate circumstances.
No, we, Filipinos, are not only resilient; we are transformational and
transcendental as a people. And this
is not just a matter of semantics;
this is more about substance and essence! These two words may just be
more fitting and more appropriate
to really describe the Filipino spirit
and character during the most trying of times. To simply call us “resilient” may even be stab on our identity as a nation.
As Ninotchka Rosca, a literary
writer and a journalist, said about
this description of the Filipinos, “We
break, when the world is just too
much, and in the process of breaking, are transformed into something
difficult to understand. Or we take
After all the awesome heroism
full measure of misfortune, wrestle with it and emerge transformed and true “malasakit” stories of many
into something equally terrifying”… Filipinos in Leyte that we’ve heard
or into something equally if not at and witnessed on our television,
all much stronger than what we had newspapers, and in the internet,
isn’t it an understatement to simply
just encountered.
This transformational and tran- call the Filipino people “resilient”?
scendental characteristics of the Filipinos are also “wounded healers”!
Filipinos were already
We, Filipinos, are also
ingrained their souls,
scarred by these poignclearly manifested in
ant unfortunate circumour cultural and literstances that befell our
ary identity, expressed
country, and we just don’t
by our various folklores
shake tragedies the way a
(riddles,
talinghaga,
newly-bathed dog shakes
myths, legends, fables,
off water on his body. But
etc.) where many of our
we are transformed and
people today were raised
find real ways to be transand used to be raised: a
formed and transformadeeper grasp of who we
tive, too, no matter how
really are as a people, Towards
awesome the odds had
which was more of being the Light
been for us. Hindi lang
metamorphic (capable of ABEL SOTO
tayo matatag bilang mga
transformation) rather
tao, kundi nag-iibayo tayo
than resilient.
Filipinos are both who they are bilang mga nilalang pagkatapos ng
and who they are not…what is and mga kalamidad na ating naranasan. This is how the world needs to
what is not about them.
Again, Rosca’s opinion about the see and correctly perceive and retrue Filipino characteristics was so member us Filipinos. This is what
apt that it bears mentioning here is more important to be the lasting
legacy of the Filipino people to the
again:
“A leaf by night; a bamboo by day world: transcendental and transfor– is how we look at our buri mat. It mational.
After all of what this nation had
is both what it is and isn’t. And because this is a worldview which has been through for the longest time
to be lived in situ, it is unfathomable one could ever and even remember,
to the outsider, despite scholarship are we just simply resilient as a peoand analyses, which come up with ple?
Oh well…? The world can tell this
nothing but the label “resilient.”
What have we become as a people to Ping Lacson and his boss P-Noy…
after Yolanda? What will we become and let’s see who would first make
after all the series of calamities that nod of approval on the Filipinos
(natural and man-made ones) that being simply resilient.
I would be so eager to find out. •
we had experienced?
todayinhistory
Aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle (November 5, 1945)
At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedobombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft.
Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine
three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled
to take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles,
and then back over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base. They never returned.
Two hours after the flight began, the leader of
the squadron, who had been flying in the area for
more than six months, reported that his compass and
back-up compass had failed and that his position was
unknown. The other planes experienced similar instrument malfunctions. Radio facilities on land were
contacted to find the location of the lost squadron, but
none were successful. After two more hours of con-
fused messages from the fliers, a distorted radio transmission from the squadron leader was heard at 6:20
p.m., apparently calling for his men to prepare to ditch
their aircraft simultaneously because of lack of fuel.
By this time, several land radar stations finally
determined that Flight 19 was somewhere north of
the Bahamas and east of the Florida coast, and at
7:27 p.m. a search and rescue Mariner aircraft took off
with a 13-man crew. Three minutes later, the Mariner
aircraft radioed to its home base that its mission was
underway. The Mariner was never heard from again.
Later, there was a report from a tanker cruising off the
coast of Florida of a visible explosion seen at 7:50 p.m.
The disappearance of the 14 men of Flight 19 and
the 13 men of the Mariner led to one of the largest
air and seas searches to that date, and hundreds of
ships and aircraft combed thousands of square miles
of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and remote
locations within the interior of Florida. No trace of the
bodies or aircraft was ever found.
Although naval officials maintained that the remains of the six aircraft and 27 men were not found
because stormy weather destroyed the evidence, the
story of the “Lost Squadron” helped cement the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the Atlantic
Ocean where ships and aircraft are said to disappear
without a trace. The Bermuda Triangle is said to
stretch from the southern U.S. coast across to Bermuda and down to the Atlantic coast of Cuba and Santo
Domingo. --HISTORY
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Headline
Gitnang Luzon
DECEMBER 05, 2013
Gone too soon
A
few years ago, this song has movies. At the same time, this news
made us all cry a thousand has greatly affected us after knowtears when the King of Pop, ing that Paul Walker and his charMichael Jackson died because of ity organization Reach Out Worlddrug overdose. And now, it still Wide have been raising funds for
feels like a shock for all of us Fast the Yolanda victims through a car
show and toy drive. A more
and Furious fanatics
recent news has revealed anthat the main protagonist Paul Walker, is gone just like
that. It’s quite an
irony, too, how the
actor faced his last
breath, riding a limited-edition Porsche
Carrera GT (owned
by his business partBrainwaves
ner Roger Rodas) Michelle Catapwhich crashed into a Lacson
other “act of kindness” shown
light pole and a tree
by Walker ten years ago, when
during a break from
shooting Fast and Furious 7. The he secretly paid for a ring set worth
accident was so severe that medi- $10,000 for a soldier and his fiancal authorities are relying on den- cée since the couple cannot afford
tal records to identify Walker’s and the rings. Paul Walker is definitely
Rodas’ bodies. Authorities have yet good inside and out, this is why his
to confirm the cause of the tragic untimely death means a great deal
accident but several employees of of loss not only for the entertainAlways Evolving owned by Walk- ment industry, but for all the lives
er and Rodas believe that it was he has touched because of his gencaused by a mechanical failure, af- erosity and kindness.
Before this sad incident, eveter seeing a fluid burst at the scene.
Paul Walker remains very close rybody is literally excited over the
to the heart of Filipinos as we are next installment of the movie, Fast
really fond of the Fast and Furious and Furious 7, with news of Jason
Statham joining the power cast
composed of Vin Diesel, Tyrese
Gibson, and Dwayne Johnson
(The Rock). And so each of us are
left wondering and asking, what
will happen to the movie now that
Walker is gone?
At the time when Walker’s passing became headlines, a video
leaked on the internet shows
a scene of F&F 7 showing the
character of Walker attending
the funeral of Han and Gisele,
who both died in the last
movie. It is quite eerie to hear
Brian O’Conner (the character
of Walker) say “Just one more,”
referring to a funeral, and
many believe this video was a
foreshadowing of his untimely demise.
Paul Walker is one big part of
the long success of the Fast and
Furious saga, and it will be a sad
reality to not see him in the 7th installment to be released next year.
But more than that, Fast and Furious fanatics and non-fanatics alike
should not just mourn the death
of Brian O’Conner, but rather the
passing of Paul Walker who was a
man with a heart so pure and generous, that it shines even brighter
than any other piece of gem. #RIPWalker •
“Paul Walker is one big
part of the long success of
the Fast and Furious saga,
and it will be a sad reality
to not see him in the 7th
installment to be released
next year.”
Word war
The epic battle between Miriam
Defensor Santiago and 89-year old
Juan Ponce Enrile continues. The
latter has broken his silence about
the formers’ repeatedly-made innuendos regarding Enrile’s involvement in the PDAF scandal.
But before we proceed to Enrile’s
retaliation, here’s a quick review on
why the clash of the two
senators flared up again.
If you were able to
watch the senate hearing of Napoles, the lady
senator was indicating
that a high school graduate like Janet Napoles doesn’t have the capabilities to fabricate such huge scam
and deal with high level officials
and that only someone intelligent
and with the authority could only
do that, as if suggesting that Senator Enrile is the mastermind of such
scandal. Weeks have passed and
Enrile ignored such accusations.
But what I believe infuriated him
the most is Philippine Daily Inquirers’ malicious stories that he was
indeed the brain of that P10 billion
pork barrel scam.
Now, let’s go back to Enrile’s retaliation. In his privileged speech,
Enrile took the opportunity not to
discuss about the alleged PDAF
but it was all about his clever comeback at Santiago’s accusations. Even
without name dropping, it doesn’t
take a genius to realize that all of his
attacks were intended for the lady
senator. Enrile tagged Santiago as
“cuckoo, an inane, bitter and obsessive hater.” But what surprised me
was Enrile’s disclosure of Miriam’s
very low grades in her bar examination--76%; and 56% in Ethics,
which is the easiest bar examination subject, according to Enrile.
that the adage “the more you hate
the more you love” is not true because there’s no way these two
would call a ceasefire.
But, looking on the brighter side,
this dispute has compelled
them to bring out the worst
and best of each other. Worst
because they reveal facts to insult and ridicule one another;
and best because they do their
homeworks for clever comebacks.
They will be closely watching each other, that’s for sure,
He added insult
and I was thinking, maybe,
to injury when
we need that; maybe we need
he quipped,Now Pen Talks
someone who wouldn’t stop
I know why she Aubrey F. Sembrano unless she proves her instincts
nearly flunked her
are right whenever she feels
bar examination.
there are irregularities in our
A parrot can memorize legal princi- system.
ples but it cannot apply them.”
Like a little child, maybe people
Enrile further affronted San- need to have someone to remind
tiago’s habitual flaunting of being a them that they are being watched.
former judge every chance she gets.
People need to have someone or
Miriam must be fuming in anger something to fear in order for them
at this very moment and I bet every- to do what is right.
one will be waiting for her retortion.
We need someone who’s fearless
We’re like watching a profession- enough to look after misbehaving
al word war, aren’t we? The most officials. We need aggressive watcheducated men and women we look dogs in the government to see who
up to are bullying each other on na- really deserves to be in their post.
tional television. They are drawing Miriam may be half crazy as what
attentions on their court fights and many people would say, but as long
not in fighting for pressing matters as she has something good to offer
affecting the nation. Now, they are to the Filipinos, like humor, truth
revealing private things just to get or unbias senate hearings, I will reeven with one another.
main a huge fan. • ([email protected]
These two are the living proof yahoo.com)
“We need someone
who’s fearless enough
to look after misbehaving officials”
Napapanahon sa
pagbabago ng panahon
K
asabay ng kanilang panunumpa sa kanilang mga
tungkulin bilang mga bagong halal na mga opisyales ng mga barangay sa Pampanga ay ang kanilang orientation-briefing na ginanap kamakailan sa
Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.
Mula sa 505 na mga barangay sa bawat sulok ng lalawigan ng Pampanga, opisyal nang umupo sa tungkulin
ang mga bagong opisyales na nahalal noong nakalipas na
eleksiyon noong Oktubre 28.
Pinangunahan ni Gob. Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, Bise
Gob. Dennis “Delta” Pineda, mga
alkalde ng iba’t-ibang bayan, ang
hepe ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
na si Director Myrvi Fabia, ang
hepe ng Provincial Disaster and
Risk Reduction Management
(PDRRM) na si Angie Blanco at
iba pang mga opisyales sa buong
lalawigan ang panunumpa at
pormal na pagluklok ng mga
bagong halal noong Disyembre 1.
Maliban sa nasabing okasyon,
binigyan sila ng lecture tungkol sa “Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management and Climate Ka Dencio Pacheco
Change”, isang napapanahong
usapin na kung saan ay may
mahahalagang papel ang bawat
nanunungkulan sa mga pamahalaang lokal.
Binigyan ang nasabing mga
opisyal ng “bird’s eyeview” ukol
sa kanilang mga tungkulin at
kung papaano haharapin ang
mga sakuna na dumarating sa ating bansa taun-taon. Samantala,
ipinaliwanag din sa lahat ang
sanhi at dulot ng climate change
na kung saan ang bawat isa sa
buong mundo ay may mga bahaging ginagampanan.
Hindi makakalimutan ng
marami nating mga kababayan
at ng mga nasa ibang bansa ang
nangyaring delubyo sa kabisayaan na kung saan mahigit
na sa limang libo ang mga namatay at bilyon-bilyong
ari-arian ang nasira bunsod ng pananalasa ng bagyong
Yolanda kamakailan.
Mapasa-hanggang ngayon ay dama pa rin ng ating
mga kababayang nawalan ang pighati at ang sakit ng
mawalan ng mahal sa buhay at mga bagay-bagay.
Hindi na nga maiiwasan sa ating bansa ang mga dumarating na mga kalamidad kung kaya’t mahalaga sa
bawat isa ang kahandaan at ang kaalaman kung papaano
maiiwasan ang kamatayan, pagkasira ng mga ari-arian
at iba pang mga masasamang epekto nito sa lahat.
Sa pagbabago ng panahon, kabilang ang mga opisyales ng barangay sa mga taong dapat manguna sa paghahanda, sa pagharap at sa rehabilitasyon sa panahon ng
mga kalamidad at mga disaster na tila baga patindi nang
patindi ang epekto.
Ipinahayag naman ni Blanco na sa pagsasabatas ng
Republic Act 10121, o “An Act Strengthening the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Framework and Institutionalizing the National Disaster Risk
Reduction and Management Plan” magkakaroon na ng
Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management (BDRRM).
Ang nasabing batas ang nag-uutos ng pagkakaroon
ng mga seryosohang pagsasanay sa kahandaan ang mga
barangay sa mga kalamidad, peligro, sakuna at iba pang
mga emergency sa kanilang mga lokalidad.
Ang nasabing batas ay angkop din sa mga paghahanda at pagbibigay ng solusyon sa nangyayaring “climate
change” sa buong mundo. Ang pagbabago ng panahon na
ito ay isang banta sa lahat dahil sa napipintong mga delubyo tulad na lang ng bagyong Yolanda.
Samantala, binigyang-pansin ni Fabia ng DILG ang
kahalagaan ng pagtupad sa tungkulin ng mga opisyales
ng mga barangay at kabilang dito ang pagkakaroon ng
regular na mga sesyon sa bawat barangay.
Ika nga niya, ito ay isa lamang sa kanilang mga “duties
Walang
Biro!
“Mapasa-hanggang ngayon ay
dama pa rin ng
ating mga kababayang nawalan
ang pighati at
ang sakit ng
mawalan ng
mahal sa buhay
at mga bagaybagay.”
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PG | 1 hr 55 ms 52. Split to bond
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AM | 1:45 PM | 4:10 PM | 6:35
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resemble pitchforks
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Remus
15. “Pagliacci” character
16. Gasp after an accident
17. Marilyn Henderson’s
writing name
19. Texas city
20. Greedy one
21. Like most Finns
23. Like a handyman
26. Crew member’s task
27. Going ballistic
32. It’s used to put out French fires
33. Ashcan School painter
34. Dry Spanish wine
38. Store goods: Abbr.
40. Crete’s highest pt.
42. Relatives of ostriches
43. Father: prefix
45. Upper regions
47. Brian of ambient music fame
48. Sidestroke technique
51. Was an angel
54. Made by hand, as a rug
55. Officeholder
58. Final fires
62. Related by blood
63. “Just Shoot Me” co-star
66. Russo of “Ransom,” 1996
67. Kind of coffee
68. Tiny aquatic plant
69. Endings for hydrocarbons
70. Lab work
71. Old Tunisian rulers
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59. Chest rattle
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61. The Aegean and others
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65. Non-fielding A.L. players
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Delivery Man
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
12:00 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:30 PM | 6:45 PM
| 9:00 PM
SM CITY SAN FERNANDO
Downtown | Cinema 2
Call Center Girl
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
11:40 AM | 2:00 PM | 4:20 PM
| 6:40 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CLARK |d-cinema
Frozen
G | 1 hr 55 ms
11:20 AM | 1:45 PM
SM CITY SAN FERNANDO
Downtown | Cinema 3
The Hunger Games:
Catching Fire
PG | 2 hrs 30 ms
12:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 9:00 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 4
TYG 2: The Protector
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
11:00 AM | 1:50 PM | 4:40 PM | 7:30 PM
SM CLARK |d-cinema
Call Center Girl
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
4:20 PM | 6:40 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CLARK |Cinema 4
TYG 2: The Protector
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
12:00 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:30 PM
| 6:45 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CLARK |Cinema 5
Delivery Man
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
12:00 PM | 2:15 PM | 4:30 PM
| 6:45 PM | 9:00 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 5
Call Center Girl
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
11:20 AM | 1:45 PM | 4:10 PM | 6:35 PM
| 9:00 PM
SM CLARK |Cinema 6
When The Love Is Gone
R-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
10:40 AM | 1:15 PM | 3:50 PM
| 6:25 PM | 9:00 PM
SM PAMPANGA | Cinema 6
When The Love Is Gone
R-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
11:00 AM | 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM
| 6:30 PM | 9:00 PM
SM CLARK |IMAX
Ender’s Game
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
1:00 PM | 3:50 PM | 6:40 PM
| 9:30 PM
SM CLARK | Cinema 1
The Hunger Games:
Catching Fire
PG | 2 hrs 30 ms
12:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 6:00 PM |
9:00 PM
SM CITY SAN FERNANDO
Downtown | Cinema 1
When The Love Is Gone
R-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
11:00 AM | 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM
| 9:00 PM
LAST ISSUE solution
HOROSCOPE
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)
You feel close to others--even those you do not know. The lines of communication are wide open. You have the
right words when you need them and possibly a few too many words when you do not need them. Be wise in
your criticisms. It is a time when you can expect some kind of extra support or recognition from those around
you. You appreciate what is aboveboard and sincere and have a special abhorrence of what is secret, intense
and private. Mental concentration should come easily to you just now; so put your mind to work and take care
of any details that you may have. Problems and obstacles should find some easy explanations under your keen
examination. This evening has many relaxing possibilities; look around and enjoy the fun stuff!
ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19)
It’s a super day to get things accomplished. Good hand-eye coordination makes almost any task run well-especially with your determination to see things through to the end. There could be a window in time that
opens now, making insights possible this afternoon; take a look. Something that you thought was above your
understanding seems to be quite simple. Also, this is a very lucky day. You may feel like exercising or getting mobile this afternoon. A loved one is encouraged by your words and by your attention. A bicycle ride or
walk together is a wonderful way to devote some focused time together. This evening is for building family
memories--you will not want to wander too far from home, no matter what the temptation.
CANCER (JUN 22- JUL 22)
You may find it easy to bring together a group of people with your words or ideas that move others. Your mental
focus is strengthened and you feel more disciplined. By increasing your efforts and becoming more responsible for
your actions, you can accomplish a great deal, as well as gain respect and admiration of others. After this workday
has ended, you may take on a more introverted approach to your life. You may feel more like sharing some time
with your lover or with close friends. This may not be a time when you feel like being very outgoing or wanting to
present yourself to the world. Your whole world may seem trancelike or dreamy. Movies, books and all forms of
escape could prove very enjoyable this afternoon.
SM CLARK | Cinema 2
Ender’s Game
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
11:00 AM | 1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30
PM | 9:00 PM
56. Couples
Place2for cogitation
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| Cinema
27. Diner sandwiches,
for
The Hunger Games:
short
Catching Fire59. Go over 212 degrees
PG | 2 hrs 30 ms
11:30 AM | 2:40 PM | 5:50 PM | 9:00 PM
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MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 1
Delivery Man
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
1:30 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:30 PM |
9:00 PM
MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 2
Ender’s Game
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
11:50 AM | 2:15 PM | 4:40 PM | 7:05
PM | 9:30 PM
MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 3
The Hunger Games:
Catching Fire
PG | 2 hrs 30 ms
12:45 PM | 3:40 PM | 6:35 PM |
9:30 PM
MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 4
Call Center Girl
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
12:10 PM | 2:25 PM
MARQUEEMALL | Cinema 4
When The Love Is Gone
R-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
4:40 PM | 7:00 PM | 9:20 PM
Robinsons Angeles | Cinema 1
Ender’s Game
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
12:30 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:40 PM
Robinsons Starmills |Cinema 1
Ender’s Game
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
12:30 PM | 2:55 PM | 5:20 PM | 7:45 PM
Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 4
When The Love Is Gone
R-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
12:00 PM | 2:30 PM
| 5:00 PM | 7:30 PM
Robinsons Angeles | Cinema 2
Delivery Man
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
12:45 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:15 PM | 7:30 PM
Robinsons Starmills |Cinema 2
Delivery Man
PG | 1 hr 55 ms
12:30 PM | 2:45 PM | 5:00 PM |
7:15 PM
Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 5
TYG 2: The Protector
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
12:30 PM | 2:45 PM
| 5:00 PM | 7:15 PM
Robinsons Angeles Cinema 3
Call Center Girl
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
12:30 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:30 PM
Robinsons Starmills |Cinema 3
Call Center Girl
PG | 1 hr 50 ms
12:30 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:30 PM
Robinsons Starmills | Cinema 6
The Hunger Games:
Catching Fire
PG | 2 hrs 30 ms
1:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Robinsons Angeles Cinema 4
When The Love Is Gone
R-13 | 1 hr 50 ms
12:30 PM | 2:50 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:30 PM
( Cinema s chedule s are subjec t to change wi t hou t prior no t ice.)
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 - JAN 19)
You may find that it is difficult to concentrate on work issues this day. A young person in your family may have
a performance or some other member of your family may be in front of an audience or jury--your thoughts are
in the positive mode for them. It is possible that both your personal growth and your career depend on how
you handle some very sensitive psychological material. You will benefit from perceptive insights and getting
to the heart of a matter. An estate sale this afternoon gains your attention. Attractive antiques could be worth
more than their advertised prices. Appreciating things of value and even the idea of value itself could be the
order of the day. Material things will be important to you at this time.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUN 21)
It’s not hard to see what you value and care about. Your sense of appreciation is sharpened and in high focus. Being
able to talk with superiors and describe what you see is a big plus in your favor. This is a good day for practical jobrelated thoughts and ideas. You are able to make good decisions and may decide this is the time to appraise your
holdings. Understanding those around you almost assures you of a special time with special people. Great feelings
and a sense of support and harmony make this a happy time. You may find a kind of romantic sentimentality
characterizing your approach to life now. Possibly you are longing for a soul mate or yearning to save the world; it
could mean carrying a torch, as well. All-you-need-is-love.
LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)
A group meeting first thing this morning finds you expressive. Your self-expression is at a high--you naturally find
expressions for your particular ideas and thoughts. You could be most convincing with others and powerful in
your communications. There is an abundance of energy behind what you say and think. You can make quick and
sharp decisions. You communicate with feeling and strength. It’s a great time to think about your own situation,
exactly how you feel about where you want your life to go. Your emotions in particular--or the feelings of those
around you--may be very clear. You attach more importance to friendships now and enjoy taking part in group
activities that center on visionary goals.
LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)
One thing comes to an end and another begins. A burdensome business partnership or situation lets up now.
Listen carefully to advice from a third person. There is insight for moving forward in a new adventure. Finances
are about to increase! You have many needs but also sense the needs of those around you. You encourage a friend
to seek help in caring for an ill or elderly person in his or her life. Mentally, you are very perceptive, your analytical
abilities are at a pique and that could find you engaged in some very in-depth discussions and exploratory conversations. Being able to communicate and get your message across to others is at a crest. Your timing should be just
about as good as it can get. You can indulge in a personal whim this evening.
PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
You could feel that you are left out of the loop when it comes to something important in the workplace today-consider yourself blessed! Higher-ups may think there is not enough work. Changes are eminent and the less
you lend to the situation the better. Patience is required and patience you have; smile. A love song comes into
your mind and the rest of your day is spent in trying to keep the sound of your humming low. An after-work
meeting with friends or family may create an opportunity to enjoy the evening meal away from home. You
will be wishing for anything that is new, different and unique to come into your life this evening. This may just
come through simple pleasures. Do you see the stars this evening?
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 - DEC. 21)
To get the things accomplished that you feel are necessary, you will probably have to take the first step today.
You could find that circumstances dictate your taking action. To be more specific, a teacher could be absent at the
last minute. Because you are an assistant teacher, you can step in to help. Perhaps a lecturer did not show up and
someone has to entertain the crowd, etc. These situations may not be your specialty, but you will be pleased at the
positive results by the end of this day. You should feel healthy and ready for any project. Someone may pay you a
very nice compliment on your courage. There is a need to be entertained this evening and two or three loved ones
have plenty of suggestions--of course, they would like to tag along!
SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)
Working with others in a team effort sort of atmosphere should be quite pleasurable today. Someone in
charge of a special task could be seeking you out to take on the responsibility of managing and directing
the project. Your management abilities are in high focus. Push too long and too hard and you could blow a
fuse. You and the project will be fine if you pace yourself by setting up reasonable schedules. Other people’s
money and resources are readily available for the work you will be doing today. Everything, including you, has
a positive beginning--you will definitely see successful endings. You may have to rearrange your priorities this
evening. A young person wants to involve you with a ball game or some other activity.
TAURUS (APR. 20-MAY 20)
You may wake up to the fact of just how much beauty you have in your life and in those around you. Similarly,
everything could take on value and importance. There could be a lot of temptation to overspend or indulge too
much. Just remember that you must pay to play and the bills still come due. Enjoy this time, but be realistic. Things
are definitely happening in your vocation or path and will depend upon your own ambition and effort, which
are strong now. Being in a position to use your good wisdom helps you to feel the trends and to make the right
moves. It’s a time to get ahead by taking action. Let your intuition be your guide. This evening is about money and
resources, what you personally bring to the table and what you share.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22)
There is a nagging feeling that you have forgotten something today. At this time you need to tend to any
unfinished business--there is a tendency to forget your place in a past project. Establishing a sound program
of organization might be your first consideration. A list will help you gain a focus. Your ambition is high at
this time. Those around you truly appreciate your ability to make commonsense decisions and may interrupt
you from time to time today in order to gain your advice. You will find plenty of opportunities to exert your
problem-solving abilities--for others and for yourself. A romantic involvement seems less tense at this time.
Perhaps you have grown more comfortable with each other. Enjoy the giving and receiving of hugs.
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
DECEMBER 05, 2013
Kris Bernal mahal
na mahal ang
napawalay na ama
M
AHIGIT sam“Lagi silang nag-aaway,”
pung taon ding
saad pa niya.
hindi nakita ni Kris
Hindi kagaya si Kris ng
Bernal ang kanyang
iba na may galit sa
ama. Kaya naman
Central Buzz ama kapag hindi
nagulat siya nang
na nakikita.
sorpresahin siya nito Noel Montes
“Hindi naman
matapos ang show
dapat ganoon. Tasa isang mall na
tay ko pa rin siya.
pinalabas sa Tunay
Hindi ko naman
na Buhay ng GMA.
madidenay ’yon.
“Nakita mo
Saka kahit hindi
ba? Okey naman.
kami masyadong
Nagulat din ako.
sinusuportahan ng
Kasi hindi ko siya
daddy ko pagdatnakikita lagi, eh.
ing sa financial o
Ang tagal na.
sa pag-aalaga, ah, malaki pa
“Sabi ko nga, naiinggit
rin ang respeto ko sa kanya
ako sa mga batang may dad.
at mahal na mahal ko pa rin
Doon ko ulit naramdaman
siya. Kasi ganoon talaga.
na, ‘O, may tatay pala ako!’
“Saka, tatay ko siya,
Hahaha!” say ni Kris nang
eh. Kasi nu’ng bata ako,
bisitahin ng press sa set ng
lumaki rin ako sa kanya,
Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko.
eh. May time na, may taon
Ayon kay Kris, hindi tana sumama ako sa kanya.
laga kasi nagkakasundo ang
Tapos, iniwan ko rin ang
nanay at tatay niya.
mommy ko dahil sa kanya,”
vic
sotto
SHOWBIZ 7
kris
bernal
paliwanag ni Kris.
Nanghihingi ba ng financial support ang daddy niya
sa kanya ngayon?
“Hindi naman. Hindi naman,” ulit niya.
Ano ang sabi ng nanay
niya?
“Hindi namin napag-usapan ni mommy. Basta sabi
niya lang, ‘Pinuntahan ka
pala ng daddy mo. Ang wish
mo pala, gusto mo siyang
bumalik.’
“Ang sabi ko sa mommy
ko, gusto ko talaga siyang
bumalik. Pero ayoko talagang pilitin kayo kung hindi
talaga kayo magkasundo,”
katwiran ng aktres.
Eh, kumusta naman si
Aljur Abrenica? Parang mas
magaling na siyang umarte
kesa sa kanya.
“Ang sakit naman ninyong magsalita, hahaha!”
tugon niya.•
Buhay ni Aga Muhlach
binigyan ng direksyon
ni Charlene Gonzales
R
ating well, gaya ng Madam
Chairman ang Let’s Ask
Pilipinas ni Aga Muhlach
sa TV5. Aga proved himself to be
a capable game show host and
he says he can’t ask for anything
more right now as both his career
and his personal life are both
doing very well.
Nilalandi ni Aga ang ibang
babaing contestants sa naturang show, di ba nagseselos si
Charlene Gonzales?
“No, she knows it’s just
part of my job para maging
mas masaya ang show,”
H
sabi niya. “My life is perfect now
because of my wife. Napakabait
niya, very supportive, I love her
so much, so I have no reason
para maghanap pa ng iba. Siya na
talaga ang gusto kong makasama
for the rest of my life, nobody
else. She’s not only a good wife
and partner to me but a great and
caring mother to our two kids.
Kaya I’m contented na sa workload
ko ngayon, kasi I really want to
spend more time with my family,
especially now that our two kids
are fast growing up. I don’t want to
be an absentee father.”•
aga muhlach
& charlene gonzales
Vic Sotto walang planong
pakasalan si Pauleen Luna?
indi nga ba puwedeng
i-link si Kris Aquino kay
Vic Sotto? He just says
they’ve remained good friends
through the years. “It’s nice to
work with her as a co-star and coproducer in our filmfest entry, ‘My
Little Bossings’, kasi she contributes a lot of great ideas sa ikagaganda ng movie namin,” sabi ni Vic.
Bimby Yap, Kris’ son, usually
gets jealous when he sees a guy
getting close and feeling cozy with
his mom. But not so in the case of
Vic.
“Because I know he already has
a girlfriend,” he says. “Si Pauleen
(Luna).”
Vic was then asked if he’s
planning to marry Pauleen and he
admits to have such plans. “Parati
namang nandiyan ang ganyang
mga plano sa buhay. You don’t get
into a relationship dahil trip mo
lang kundi meron kang long-term
plans. Hindi ko puwede sabihing
we don’t have plans to settle down
in the future. Kung may definite
plans na, you’ll be the first to
know.”
Vic says he takes his hat off
to Kris when it comes to raising her two sons. “Maganda ang
pagpapalaki niya sa mga bata. Masunurin sila sa kanya at parehong
mapagmahal.” •
8 SCI-TECH
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
DECEMBER 05, 2013
U.S. SpaceX launches
first commercial satellite
GOING ‘HI-TECH.’ City of San Fernando Information Officer Earl Tongol explains the Giant Lantern Festival mobile
application for android during the GLF press conference recently. With Tongol are (from left) Robinsons Land Corp. Group
Property Manager Jodie Paulette Arroyo and Robinsons Starmills Mall Manager Oliver Gadia. --contributed photo
UN launches unmanned
surveillance aircraft
UNITED NATIONS -- The
United Nations on Tuesday
launched its first-ever unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in
the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a bid to better protect civilians in the country’s restive east, a UN spokesman said.
“This morning in Goma, in
the eastern Democratic Republic
of the Congo, the UN Mission,
MONUSCO, conducted the inaugural launch of its unarmed
unmanned aerial vehicles,” Martin Nesirky said at a daily news
briefing here. Goma is the capital of the country’s North Kivu
Province.
The UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations,
Herve Ladsous, traveled to Goma
for the launch of the UAVs, popularly known as “drones,” together
with the secretary-general’s special representative in the country, Martin Kobler, Nesirky said.
Speaking after MONUSCO
launched an Italian-made sur-
veillance drone from the airport in Goma, Ladsous said that
“this is the first in the history of
the United Nations that such an
advanced technological tool has
been used in peacekeeping mission.”
Ladsous said the United Nations had entered the 21st Century from a technological point
of view and that peacekeeping
operations needed these tools so
that the United Nations could do
an even better job of fulfilling its
mandates, especially protecting
civilians.
The UN Stabilization Mission
in the country, known as MONUSCO, is mandated to, among
its primary tasks, protecting civilians in the area.
In an offensive, the Congolese
defense forces FARDC, supported by the MONUSCO intervention brigade, forced the powerful M23 rebels, which have
harrowed parts of the North
Kivu Province for more than 18
months, to surrender last month.
MONUSCO has often pointed
out the challenge of protecting
civilians in face of its vast area of
operation and lack of so-called
“force multipliers” such as military helicopters.
The UAVs will allow much better coverage, MONUSCO said.
“With this kind of equipment,
we should be able to combine information gathered in flight with
information gathered on the
ground by people,” MONUSCO
Force Commander General Santos Cruz said, describing images
that could be obtained at three
kilometers in altitude.
Ladsous said that the deployment of the aircraft, authorized
by the UN Security Council last
spring, was still evolving, but
was starting with two UAVs.
The goal was to have the craft
up around the clock and adequately cover all the terrain in
the relevant DRC provinces, he
said.(PNA/Xinhua)
Sekisui Chemical claims cheap,
long-range lithium battery tech
Sekisui Chemical says it is on
track to manufacture material
that will allow production of thin,
cheap, long-range batteries for
electric cars by 2015.
The company announced
Tuesday that the new siliconbased material for use in lithium
ion batteries could result in batteries that deliver a driving range
of about 370 miles -- roughly
equivalent to how far a typical car
can go on a full tank of gas but at
a much lower cost.
As a point of comparison,
Tesla’s Model S with the largest
capacity battery delivers about
300 miles driving at a speed of
55 mph.
Maybe more importantly, the
new material can bring battery
production costs down to just
above 30,000 yen ($290) per
kilowatt-hour, a decrease of more
than 60 percent from around
100,000 yen ($976) today, according to a report in Nikkei.
This could result in cutting
electric car prices to the level of
gasoline-powered cars, according
to Nikkei, citing an official at a
major Japanese automaker.
The news drove Sekisui
Chemical’s stock price in Japan to
to its highest level since 1996, according to a Bloomberg report.
Sekisui’s announcement on
its Japanese-language Web page
cites the “value” characteristics
of the new battery tech, including the promise of a lithium ion
battery that is about one-third the
weight of a conventional electric
car battery, allowing for a highlycompact car battery.
The Japanese company plans
to begin sample shipments to battery manufacturers by summer
2014 at the earliest, with mass
production slated for 2015.
--CNET
WASHINGTON -- A SpaceX
rocket carrying the U.S. space
company’s first commercial
satellite blasted off from Florida on Tuesday in a mission
that will usher in a newcomer
in the global launch services
industry.
The Falcon 9 rocket
launched the commercial SES8 telecommunications satellite
for satellite services provider
SES from Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station, Florida at 05:41
p.m. EST ( 2241 GMT), the
California-based company’s
live webcast showed.
The launch was originally
set to take place last week, but
was delayed twice due to technical and engine problems.
The mission marks the
company’s first launch to a
geostationary transfer orbit,
about 80,000 km from Earth,
SpaceX said.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
tweeted earlier that this
launch was the “toughest mission to date.”
This is only the second
launch of the new version of the
Falcon 9 dubbed v1.1. The first
launch occurred on Sept. 29
on a demonstration test flight
from a SpaceX pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying a
Canadian weather satellite to
an elliptical Earth orbit.
SES chief technology officer
praised SpaceX as a “gamechanger” in the launch services industry, space news site
Space.com reported.
“Let me put this very, very
clearly,” Martin Halliwell, SES
chief technology officer, was
quoted by saying. “The entry
of SpaceX into the commercial
market is a game-changer. It’s
going to really shake the industry to its roots.”
Founded in 2002, SpaceX
already has a 1.6-billion-U.S.dollar deal with U.S. space
agency NASA to launch at least
12 commercial cargo missions
to the International Space Station using its Falcon 9 rockets
and Dragon space capsules.
Two of those missions have
been flown, with the third slated to fly in February. (PNA/
Xinhua)
DOST supports growth
of electronics industry
MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has initiated the
construction of an Electronics
Product Development Center
(EPDC) which would allow
companies or schools to develop, test and design software and hardware for their
electronic products.
The center aims to develop
locally-designed and prototype electronics end-products
that meet the requirements
of the international community. It seeks to lower the development cost of electronics
end-products and shorten the
time in developing a specific
product that will address the
demand of the consumers of
the community.
“The EPDC is designed in
such a way that it could adjust to the requirements of
the electronics industry as it
evolves towards greater advancements,” Advanced Science and Technology Institute
(ASTI) Director Denis Villorente stated in his address during its groundbreaking ceremony held today at the Metal
Industries Research and Development Center (MIRDC)
compound in Bicutan, Taguig
City.
Technical training to develop the manpower which
would utilize and manage
the whole facility will also be
conducted, according to Villorente.
Once it is fully in place,
local companies need not
send their designs abroad
for fabrication and compliance testing, which are more
expensive and will have the
advantage of shorter turnaround time especially for
companies who cannot afford to put up their own product development facilities.
The P 255-million complex’s facilities include electromagnetic
compatibility
and safety testing which allows products to be locally
tested for product integrity
and compliance; a product
prototyping laboratory that
will assist companies for thorough verification of functional
and environmental limits of
their products and printed
circuit board prototyping and
fabrication facility that houses global industry standard
computer aided design (CAD)
tools and facilities for printed
circuit board (PCB) design
and prototyping.
Construction of the building is expected to commence
this month or January next
year and will be completed by
July 2014.
Through this project, ASTI
aims to “set up a strong foundation in the form of laboratories and testing facilities, a
working environment that is
locally conducive to technopreneurs, as well as support
the growth of local hardware
and software development
and outsourcing services.”
ASTI Director Villorente
lamented that the industry is
currently focused on the assembly of electronic products.
Thus, the EPDC supports the
growth of the electronics industry through facilitating
investments in higher value
added services such as product design and development;
prototyping and testing; marketing and support.
“As one and united government, we have to be the
principal enabler of the country to manufacture its homegrown, low-cost yet high
quality products such as laptops, tablets, smartphones,
TVs, medical equipment,
automotive computer boxes,
test and measurement equipment, etc. On this ground,
not only could we provide
a wider range of services in
two or three years’ time, we
could also drive our local
electronics industry towards
global competitiveness,” he
stressed. (PNA)
Headline
Gitnang Luzon
DECEMBER 05, 2013
Celebrity spiker graces AUF games
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY -- Celebrity volleyball player Gretchen
Ho graced Angeles University
Foundation’s (AUF) University
Games 2013 early this week.
Ho, Petron’s middle spiker
and former Ateneo volleyball player, served as guest
speaker during the opening
of the university’s games on
Tuesday.
Ho shared her story of
struggle and success as a
young athlete with the 5,000
attendees of the university’s
games. She also rendered a
song number.
AUF’s University Week
2013 celebration consists of
a roster of academic, cultural
and sports activities.
AUF President Joseph
Emmanuel Angeles said the
weeklong celebration highlights the competition among
10 colleges in different events
such as chess, basketball, volleyball, swimming, lawn tennis, badminton, table tennis
and cheer dance competition.
The celebration will also
see the final rounds of various academic competitions
such as oration, poetry, math
and science quiz, digital art
contest, business pitching,
among others.
Meanwhile, the Found-
er’s Day was celebrated on
Wednesday which started
with a memorial mass in
honor of AUF founder and
first president Dr. Barbara
Yap Angeles. The mass was
officiated by Pampanga Archbishop Paciano Aniceto.
The mass was followed by
the blessing and inauguration of the AUF Museum at
the Sta. Barbara Campus in
Marisol.
Meanwhile, the search for
Mr. & Ms. University 2013
will be on December 6 featuring 24 candidates vying
for the most coveted titles
which launched to modeling
stardom the likes of Abbygale
Arenas, Marilyn Maristela,
Darlene Carbungco, Ritchie
Odejar and Maricel Morales.
A major highlight of this
celebration is the fund-raising concert dubbed Bamboo:
Live at AUF, on December 7 at
the AUF Sports and Cultural
Center.
The grand finals of the
Awit Paskuhan 2013 Interschool Choir Competition,
will be held on December 13
at the AUF St. Cecilila’s Auditorium.
To cap the celebration,
the AUF Concert Chorus will
stage a Christmas Concert at
SM City Clark on December
22. ●
paskuhan from Page 1
Over the years, Hilaga
has not been used to serve its
purpose due to its poor state.
Worse, it’s flooded when the
rains come.
On December 11, 1990,
it was opened by the late
former President Corazon
Aquino.
It housed then an amphitheater, convention hall,
shops and boutiques, swimming pool, parks, zoo, food
stalls, orchidarium, carnival
and concert venue – an ideal
place for tourism events and
other activities.
But all that’s left now
at Hilaga are poorly maintained facilities and gone are
the glory days of the oncefamous theme park in Asia
where Christmas is celebrated year-round in line with
Filipino traditions.
“It’s an ideal site to showcase the products, cultures
and events not just of Pampanga and Central Luzon but
the North Luzon as well. But
the buildings, including its
comfort rooms, are in bad
condition,” said businesswoman Gilda Padua, former
two-time president of the
Alliance of Travel and Tours
Association of Pampanga.
Padua disclosed that she
was contemplating on tapping Hilaga for her “Giant
Lantern tour” set to begin on
December 14 in time for the
annual competition at the
Robinsons Starmills.
“But as I have said,” she
added,” the place could be
used to show to local and international tourists the mak-
ing of lanterns.”
Hilaga is under the Tourism Infrastructure and Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA). It used to be the venue
of arts and crafts exhibits,
trade fairs and display center for local products from
different provinces in North
and Central Luzon.
Central Luzon Tourism
Director Ronnie Tiotuico
said on Wednesday that Hilaga “is indeed a good site to
promote tourism and events.”
Mayor Edwin Santiago of
the City of San Fernando and
the Pampanga government
led by Gov. Lilia Pineda have
expressed interest on the
rights to acquire Hilaga.
Tiotuico said he is supporting the plan of Pineda
and Santiago.
“The Hilaga should really be operated by private
group through the provincial
government in order for it to
be effective and viable,” said
Tiotuico. The Department of
Tourism (DOT) regional office is at the area of Hilaga.
“But it will have too many
works before Pampanga can
gain control of Hilaga,” said
Tiotuico.
In 1998, former First
Lady Amelita “Ming” Ramos made Hilaga the venue
for the DOT project dubbed
as the Florikultura where
different plants and flowers
from the country and abroad
were showcased.
“We hope we can tap the
Hilaga for major tourism
events such like before,” said
Tiotuico. •
NLEX MISHAP from Page 1
ing physicians at the Bulacan Medical
Center.
While the injured were identified as
Arturo Mañalac, Robert Malit, Bianca Ysabel Santos, Klaen Nicole Bautista, Romeo Celon, Jr., Asnaima Sulta,
Nahdiah Sultan, Naim Datumanong,
Juhairah Datumanong,
Remylyn
Merynela Gutierrez, Mary Jane Garcia, Gerry Galang, Byron Inocencio,
Red Rollem Gonzales, Rollen Gonzales, Eva Lingao, Rowena Abel, Daina
Tulabut, Archie Quinto, Evelyn Emperador, Aris Ladliva, Pablo Capati,
Jose Sonny Pangilinan, Alberto Olay
and Norman Dela Cruz.
According to police investigation,
the dump truck, driven by Norman dela
Cruz of Plaridel, Bulacan, was travelling
southward towards Manila at about 10
a.m. when Philippine Rabbit passenger
bus driven by Alberto Olay, a resident of
Claro M. Recto, Angeles City bumped it
from the rear that caused it to fall off a
long bridge along NLEX.
Police said Olay will be charged
with a criminal case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide,
multiple injuries and damage to
property. •
PAROL from Page 1
Last Sunday, during the grand launch of the “Isang Libo’t
Isang Parol”, the provincial government and the municipality
of Lubao adopted 60 parols amounting to P180,000.
Governor Lilia G. Pineda on behalf of the provincial government adopted 50 parols amounting to P150,000. The local
government unit of Lubao led by Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, on the other hand, adopted 10 parols worth P30,000.
The Adopt-a-Parol program will run for a month and its
proceeds will go to the construction of 24 housing units for the
victims of the typhoon Yolanda.
The housing project of SM City Pampanga, in cooperation
with the provincial government and Gawad Kalinga, will be
named Pampanga Village. Each housing unit will cost around
P150,000 to P175,000. •
MORE HELP from Page 3
sayas.
Aside from the company’s donations, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has also sent financial
assistance to “Yolanda” victims. Immediately after news of the damage
wrought by the super typhoon, CDC
President Arthur P. Tugade announced
that the state-run firm is cancelling its
Christmas Party and donate party expenses to survivors of the calamity.
Only recently, CDC Vice President
for Operations Franco Alejo L. Madlangbayan turned-over 12 checks worth
P1,249,650 to Department of Social
Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Director Leonardo C. Reynoso as
donations to Typhoon Yolanda victims.
Also present during the turn-over of
checks was CDC Community Extension
and Services Office Manager Rommel
C. Narciso, who said the donation is part
of the CDC’s “Bangon Bayan Program.”
Earlier, the Japanese firm announced that it is pouring $20 million
worth of investments for its semi-conductor and touch panel industry inside
this Freeport.
The
announcement
received
praises from CDC President Arthur P.
Tugade, who said the expansion program of SMK Electronics (Phils.) Corp.
would double the current output of
electronic products and components
once the project is fully operational in
the next five years.
At present, SMK is one of the leading exporters in Clark and has been
increasing its export volume by 25 percent since its operations here. With the
expansion, it will employ additional
1,200 workers in the next three years.
The company is expected to employ
more than 3,500 workers once operations are in full capacity.•
walang biro
9
from Page 5
and responsibilities” bilang mga halal na nanunungkulan sa bawat barangay sa buong bansa.
Kasabay nito, binigyan niya ng paalala ang lahat
ng mga dumalo tungkol sa kahalagaan ng iba pa
nilang mga tungkulin kaugnay ng kanilang pagbibigay serbisyo sa kanilang mga nasasakupan.
Isang magandang halimbawa ang ginawang
lecture tungkol sa mga kalamidad at climate
change ng mga kinauukulan sa mga opisyales
ng barangay bilang panimula sa kanilang mga
gagawin sa kani-kanilang mga barangay sa susunod na tatlong taon. Ika nga ng marami, hindi
nga pala biro ang magkaroon ng katungkulan,
kahit sinasabi nilang ito’y pambarangay lamang.
***
Kung kayo po ay may mga reaksiyon, suhestiyon o iba pang opinyon, maaari po kayong mag
email sa [email protected] •
tree of hope
from Page 2
“This is also our own way of showing our
gratitude to those who share with us in their
little way the needed help intended for typhoon
victims,” Petrasanta said.
He said the names of those who gave their
donations for the victims through the “Lingap
Tacloban” were written on mini-lanterns and
bookmarks that decorate the Christmas tree.
After typhoon Yolanda hit Leyte and Samar, PRO-3 immediately launched a donation
campaign aimed at helping victims at Tacloban
City in Leyte.
He said “Lingap Tacloban” was established
on which donations both in cash and in kind
were generated from every PNP personnel and
their dependents in PRO-3 including the regional support units and different provincial
and city police offices in Central Luzon.
Aside from the donation, humanitarian aid
composed of 120 personnel from the PNPRegional Public Safety Battalion of PRO-3 was
sent to Tacloban City to give assistance. •
POWER PLANT
from Page 3
Korean Automation Co. Ltd., Doosan
Heavy Industries and Hyundai are the Korean companies that will be involved in the
construction of the project that is expected to
pour in millions of additional budget for this
town and the provincial coffer in terms of taxes and daily tipping fees during the operation.
Raymundo
also
confirmed
that
this power plant will also result to a
much lower power rate in the province.
Raymundo concluded that this project will
also boost employment generation in his municipality because he said it will hire at least
1,000 laborers in its construction period and
200 personnel will be needed in its full blast
operation. •
DOLE-3
from Page 2
al and field offices to achieve the certification.
Prior to the certification, DOLE Central
Luzon has been regarded as among the Best
Performing Regional Offices of the agency for
the past two years.
Its Single Entry Approach Team was recently conferred with the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award given by the Civil Service
Commission. • (PIA 3)
TEAM-UP
from Page 3
Garcia said they will be adopting innovative
strategies for their residents to learn new skills
and competencies to transform Balanga into a
learning city.
He said learning is a continuous process for
all individuals.
Garcia started the Barangay Week Program
in 2007 aiming to empower the 25 barangays in
this city. •
pnoy won’t from Page 1
paign sortie that she might run in the 2016 elections either for
governor of Tarlac or mayor in Metro Manila before she will
join national politics.
Kris accompanied Sen. Chiz Escudero and Sen. Grace Poe
during campaign sorties in Davao, Cebu and Tacloban in the
2013 senatorial race.
PNoy also admitted that his youngest sister is probably
more popular than him but he will not convince his sister to
throw her hat in politics whether it is local or national.
According to President Aquino, the latest pronouncement
of his sister Kris is to become a stage mother to her sons Bimby
and Joshua.
Meanwhile, President Aquino said that their party, Liberal Party, has not yet decided this early who will be their standard bearer in the coming 2016 presidential race.
According to the President, DILG Sec. Mar Roxas has
been visible because of his job as interior secretary who was
tasked to help the victims of the typhoon Yolanda in Visayas
together with DWSD Sec. Dinky Soliman and Defense Sec.
Voltaire Gazmin.
There are reports that Roxas is being groomed by the Liberal Party as their standard bearer in the 2016 elections. •
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VOLUME II • NO. 124 • DECEMBER 05, 2013 • THURSDAY
Young legislators
Bataan chapter
officers take oath
By Butch Gunio
ABUCAY, Bataan
-- Bataan Governor Albert Garcia sworn in
the new set of officers of
the National Movement
of Young Legislators
(NMYL) Bataan Chapter led by its president
and Bagac town Municipal Councilor Romano
“Popoy” Del Rosario
here last Thursday.
Other NMYL Bataan
officers who took oath
were Orani Municipal
Councilor Rome Sicat,
vice president; Pilar
Municipal
Councilor
Fati Enriquez, secretary; Hermosa Municipal Councilor Jinky
Alonzo, treasurer; and
Orani Councilor Efren
Monday, auditor.
NMYL Bataan PROs
are Abucay Vice Mayor
Khristine Dela Fuente
and Balanga City Councilor Jett Nisay.
Witnessing the oathtaking ceremony were
other members of the
NMYL Bataan namely
Board Member Teri
Onor, Balanga City
Councilors Vianca Venzon-Gozon, Karl Paguio
and VJ Fernanadez,
Orani ABC President
Anthony Reyes, Dinalupihan Councilor Arnold
Soriano, and Orion Municipal Councilor Rex
Joseph Fuster.
Former three-term
Dinalupihan councilor
Noli Soriano was the
emcee of the program.
Del Rosario vowed to
lead an active and functional NMYL Bataan in
the next year.
He also disclosed
that he won PRO in
the regional Philippine Councilors League
(PCL). He said he will
run PRO in the national
PCL.
In the last May elections, Del Rosario was
number 1 elected municipal councilor in
Bagac. •
LANTERNS ABROAD. From left, Honolulu City Councilman Joey Manahan, Consul General Julius Torres, Mayor Kirk
Caldwell of Honolulu, City of San Fernando Councilor Harvey
Quiwa and Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin and Romeo Garcia pose
during the lighting of Christmas lanterns where the “Parul Sampernandu” stands as the centerpiece in Hawaii.
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Domestic CAB Approval No. 1242, 11-29 s.2013
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Quoted DOMESTIC one way fare is inclusive of Base Fare, Php 130 Ticketing Office/ Call Center Admin Fee (Php 120 Admin
Fee for bookings created on the web, 12% VAT, Aviation Security Fee and 7 kg hand-carry baggage allowance but exclusive of
Php 300 Fuel Surcharge, Php 200 Terminal Fee and check-in baggage. Fare is non-refundable but rebookable subject to
Php 1,200 rebooking fee plus fare difference. For your convenience, flight changes, availing of prepaid baggage allowance for
your check-in baggage and web check-in service can be done up to 4 hours before your scheduled flight. AVAILABLE NUMBER
OF SEATS ON-SALE PER ROUTE and v.v. ILOILO TO: Cebu: 8,350 and v.v.
Call Maves Services at (033)337-4322 / 508-7144 or visit the travel agent near you.
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