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Pamintuan to Angeleños:
Participate in Earth Hour
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A Humongous Hit,
the 2nd Time Around
MARCH 27-29, 2015
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BUSY AS BEES. Organizers, chase crews, and balloon pilots are
busy setting up their respective balloons during yesterday’s kick-off of
the Lubao International Balloon Festival. --RUSTON BANAL
Biggest in Southeast Asia
Lubao balloon fest
kicks off, soars high
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
Strong winds did not hamper
hot air balloons from soaring
the skies of this town, as Southeast Asia’s biggest balloon festival kicked off at Pradera Verde
in Prado Siongco village here
yesterday. LUBAO BALLOON FEST... pagE 7
shows Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab as she briefs
Gov. Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda on the first day of the Lubao International Balloon Festival at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco,
Lubao town. Right photo shows Gov. Pineda with officials
of Clark Development Corporation led by president Arthur
P. Tugade. Also in photo are businessman Bong Pineda and
journalist Bong Lacson, among others.
Pineda vows to support
water district association
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — “Gusto ko i-present nyo
lang yung mga bahay na wala
pang tubig na galing sa Water
District, ano pang mga baran-
gay sa nasasakupan nyo para
kung ano ang maitutulong ng
provincial government makakapag-pondo kayo.”
Thus said Governor Lilia
Nanay Pineda who served as
Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 27-29, 2015
Pamintuan to Angeleños: Participate in Earth Hour
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has called on
all Angeleños to actively participate in the annual Earth Hour
event on Saturday, March 28
by turning-off their lights from
8:30 to 9:30 in the evening.
“Let us use our power to
‘change climate change’,” said
Pamintuan, quoting the slogan
of Earth Hour.
“This is a small sacrifice we
can make for Mother Earth. Let
us tell our relatives, friends,
colleagues, neighbors and all
those around us to participate
by turning off our lights for at
least 60 minutes,” Pamintuan
Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a
lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change.
Since then, Earth Hour has
become a worldwide move-
ment and hundreds of millions
of citizens in 162 countries and
territories worldwide have participated in this annual event.
Earth Hour 2015 is on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 8:30 pm
local time.
“This act of turning-off our
lights for 60 minutes from 8:30
to 9:30 in the evening every
28th of March symbolizes our
solidarity with the campaign
for defense of the environment,
for the protection of endangered species and our forests,
and all other activities against
climate change,” Pamintuan
Mayor EdSa named Most
Outstanding Mayor of PHL
By Marna Dagumboydel Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Mayor Edwin D. Santiago has
been chosen as one of
the country’s most outstanding mayors for
the year 2015, by the
prestigious worldwide
Superbrands Marketing International (SMI).
The mayor personally received this recognition from SMI
officials headed by
President Harry Tambuatco and Chairman
Karl Maclean at the
Makati Sports Club last
March 25.
The MOMA (Most
Award) promotes the
works of the mayors for
their singular or collective efforts toward
nation building. SMI
deemed that Mayor
EdSa’s programs on
social services, projects on climate change,
biodiversity education,
housing, peace and order, health, infrastructure, income and livelihood are worthy of the
title “outstanding”.
“This award is not
because of just one
man. This is the result
of collaborative efforts
in our local government,” said the mayor,
noting that “awards,
for me, are gauges to
measure how the government serves the
The mayor, during his first term, created a 12-point agenda
that now serves as the
LGU’s springboard to
the promotion of inclusive growth among Fernandinos. These sustainable development
programs address the
bi r t h - t o - r e t i r e m e nt
needs of the citizenry,
“making the City of San
Fernando, Pampanga, a
livable home for everyone.”
With his stewardship, the LGU bagged
its fourth most business friendly city title
and was able to collect
P1 billion in revenue
“Our battle cry Fernandino First is call for
excellence. It is ever
present that, when responded to, will turn
mayor edsa... Page 7
Family is behind
annual Bb. Mabatang
By Butch Gunio
ABUCAY, BATAAN - A family here, as
a way of thanking the Almighty for blessings, has been annually sponsoring the
local pageant Binibining Mabatang in
this town.
“We have been organizing the event
and that includes shouldering all expenses of the annual Binibining Mabatang for
a very long time already,” said Cristito
Velasco, a successful US-based nurse.
“We have been doing this, aside from
a way of sharing our blessings to our village, because we are seeing many pretty
and talented young girls in our place,” he
BB. MABATANG... Page 7
MOST OUTSTANDING. City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin D.
Santiago and Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan receive the
Most Outstanding Mayor Award from Superbrands Marketing Incorporated (SMI). Santiago here is shown holding his plaque during his
regular Kapihan with media, while Pamintuan is shown with SMI top
brass composed of President Harry Tambuatco, Marketing Head Kenneth Rosete, Managing Director Larry Brouhard and Chairman Karl
McLean, taken during the awards night held Wednesday at the Makati
Sports Club in Metro Manila. --JP MANALANG & AC-CIO
PELCO I joins stand
vs climate change
BY Dencio Pacheco
—This coming Saturday, the
Pampanga I Electric Cooperative Inc. (PELCO I) will
once again join the whole
world in the annual observance of the Earth Hour,
with the cutting off its electric power supply to its member-consumers by shutting
down its Power Sub-stations from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The observance is in line
with the national government’s call to various sectors
to support the nationwide
campaign, with the hope of
sparking awareness to the
public to take a stand against
climate change through the
putting out of electric lights
in residences, offices and
other establishments for one
pelco 1... Page 7
Heavy Equipment Operators
& Dump Truck Drivers
FOR LOCAL EMPLOYMENT in two (2) crushing plants in Pampanga
and Bulacan area.
• At least 2 years experience
• Not more than 45 years old
Interested parties may bring or submit their resumé at Primestone
Aggregate Corp. Office at U2 Building, MacArthur Highway
Dolores, City of San Fernando or they may contact landline - (045)
9716989, Kaycee – 09081445523 and KayAnne – 09183339494.•
EARTH HOUR. PELCO I employees flank the Earth Hour poster in support to the annual observance worldwide
of putting out the lights for an hour. --DENCIO PACHECO
MARCH 27-29, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
Growth potentials of Central, North Luzon
highlighted in Subic’s maritime conference
By Mhike R. Cigaral
— The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), in
cooperation with the Subic
Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) will be
holding the 2nd Subic Bay
Maritime Conference &
Exhibit on April 24, 2015
at the Subic Bay Exhibition
and Convention Center in
Subic Bay Freeport 0Zone.
Themed “Subic Bay:
Your Gateway to Central
and Northern Luzon,” the
conference will provide
on the Freeport’s exciting
prospects as a booming
logistics hub and investments destination in Asia.
Among topics to be
taken up are the latest
processing improvements
at the hub, the launch of
the Subic One-Stop Shop
which will consolidate into
one location all offices related to shipping through
Subic port, and updates on
new terminal equipment
There will also be status reports on proposed
development projects such
as the construction of the
New Container Terminals
(NCT) 3 and 4, the Tipo
Road expansion, and the
planned Subic-Clark Corridor and Clark Green City.
Speakers and panelists
include SBMA Chairman
Roberto Garcia, SBITC
general manager Roberto
Locsin, SBITC vice chairman Francisco Delgado
IV, USAID Compete Chief
of Party Dr Enrico Basilio,
and Bases Conversion Development Authority president and CEO Atty Arnel
Casanova, will likewise
discuss potentials and opportunities at the Subic
Bay Freeport Zone.
The 1st Subic Bay Maritime Conference and Exhibit in 2012 attracted
more than 500 shippers
and cargo service providers.
This year’s conference
comes at a time when
Subic port has emerged as
maritime... Page 7
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
real property described as follows: TCT No. 504759R, Lot No. 4148-P, Lot area (69,812 sq.m.), situated in
Dela Paz, San Fernando, Pampanga “has been the
subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, among their heirs as per Doc. No. 485; Page
No. 97; Book No. 30; Series of 2014 in the Notarial
Register of Pedro D. Genato, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; March 13, 20 & 27, 2015)
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
MILLORA consisting of a real properties described
as follows: TCT No. P-6125, Lot No. 5020, Lot area
(12,544 sq.m.), situated in Asinan Proper, Subic,
Zambales and T.D. No. 010-2168, Lot Area (6,632
sqm.) situated in Manga-vaca “has been the subject
among their heirs as per Doc. No. 346; Page No. 69;
Book No. 17; Series of 2015 in the Notarial Register
of Johannes A. Amuasen, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; March 13, 20 & 27, 2015)
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
CALAYAG consisting of a real property described as
follows: TCT No. EP-T-748 with Emancipation Patent
No. A-470102 Lot No. 5, Lot area (11,980sq.m.), situated in Mapanao, Subic, Zambales “has been the
subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, among their heirs as per Doc. No. 202; Page
No. 41; Book No. 30; Series of 2015 in the Notarial
Register of Conrado T. Danan, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; March 13, 20 & 27, 2015)
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
WILFREDO D. PINEDA consisting of a real property
described as follows: TCT No. 125266,Lot No. 39,
BLK. 43, Lot area (621sq.m.), situated inBalibago,
Angeles City,Pampanga, “has been the subject of
among their heirs as per Doc. No. 205; Page No. 41;
Book No. 30; Series of 2015 in the Notarial Register
of Conrado T. Danan, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; March 13, 20 & 27, 2015)
MARITIME CONFERENCE. The first Subic Bay Maritime Conference and Exhibit in 2012 was attended by more than 500 local and international participants. The second conference, set for April 24 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center, is expected to welcome a similar
number of delegates in a discussion of Subic port’s potentials as a Central and Northern Luzon hub. --MHIKE R. CIGARAL
NGCP sets power
interruption in NE
on March 28
By Butch Gunio
NUEVA ECIJA - The National
Grid Corporation of the Philippines
(NGCP) announced a power interruption in many towns of Nueva Ecija
on Saturday, March 28.
Lorenz Vidal, NGCP Central Luzon Corporate Communication Officer, said power interruption is scheduled in the towns of Carranglan,
Pantabangan and San Jose City on
March 28 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
He added that a power interruption is also scheduled in the towns
of Aliaga, Talavera, a portion of Sto.
Domingo, Quezon, Licab, Guimba,
Talugtog, Munoz City, and Lupao on
the same day from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
and then from 5p.m. to 6 p.m.
He said the shutdown aims to facilitate replacement of wood poles,
cross arms and insulators along
Munoz-Pantabangan 69 kV line segment, and to facilitate opening and
closing of Munoz Air Brake Switch
(ABS) to isolate and reconnect Munoz-Pantabangan 69kV line affected
by replacement of wood poles, cross
arms and insulators.
Vidal added normal operations
NGCP SETS... Page 7
RP Energy adheres to
effective energy reporting
By Butch Gunio
OLONGAPO CITY Adhering to correct and
effective energy reporting, RP Energy Incorporated sponsored four
journalists to a one-day
media training held at
Astoria Plaza Hotel, Pasig City.
The sponsored newsmen were Allan Macatuno of Philippine Daily
Inquirer, Vic Viscocho
of Remate and Subic
Bay News, Perth Manalaysay of Sun.Star Pampanga, and this writer.
The scribes were accompanied in the training by RP Energy CSR
Head Vic Chan and Strategic Communications
Officer Jason Torres.
The Central Luzon
scribes were part of
at least 40 journalists
from Northern Luzon
and Metro Manila including Alvin Elchico
of ABS CBN and Myrna
Velasco of Manila Bulletin who attended the
media training organized by the Energy
The one-day training
was packed with expert
speakers from DOE,
Malampaya Gas, and
“We support this
kind of activity because
we want correct and effective reporting when
it comes to energy,”
pointed out Chan.
RP Energy recently
won the Writ of Kalikasan case at the Supreme Court to start the
construction of its600
coal-fired power plant
project in Subic, Zambales. •
Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late
VICENTE DELOS SANTOS consisting of a real
property described as follows: TCT No. 651264-R,Lot
No. 1-B, Lot area (30,000 sq.m.), situated Manibaug
Paralaya, Porac, Pampanga, “has been the subject
among their heirs as per Doc. No. 206; Page No. 42;
Book No. 30; Series of 2015 in the Notarial Register
of Conrado T. Danan, Notary Public.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon; March 13, 20 & 27, 2015)
PH firms seen as sourcing hub
for home and fashion products
MANILA - The Philippines continues to
strengthen its position as a sourcing hub for
creative and design-forward home and fashion
products through the Manila FAME, the country’s premiere design and lifestyle event.
“I see fantastic world-class design here and
innovation. I come for the style. I come to the
Philippines five times a year because I order
containers from different companies and attend at least one show a year,” Phillips Collection Chief Executive Officer and President
Mark Phillips said in an interview during the
61 edition of the Manila FAME.
Philips came to this edition of the Manila
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Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 27-29, 2015
Job well done
Both Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and Mayor Edwin Santiago were chosen
as two of the country’s most
outstanding mayors for the
year 2015 by the prestigious
worldwide organization Superbrands Marketing International (SMI).
What does this say about
the leadership of both local
chief executives? It just goes
to show that their efforts toward nation building – social
services, projects on climate
change, biodiversity education, housing, peace and order, health, infrastructure,
income and livelihood – have
paid off.
An award, Mayor Edsa said,
serve as a gauge to measure
how the government serves
the people. At this point in
time, both men have led their
respective cities well, by working closely with other officials
in the local government.
Along with Pamintuan in
the roster of other outstanding mayors in Pampanga is
Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino of Arayat. Another one
from the region is from Candelaria in Zambales, Mayor
Napoleon Edquid.
They personally received
their recognition from SMI
officials headed by President
Harry Tambuatco and Chairman Karl Maclean at the
Makati Sports Club.
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Suportahan ang Earth Hour
Si Yolanda ay isa lang sa mga
ang Palasyo ng Malakanyang malalakas na bagyo ngunit ito ay
sa lahat ng mga Pilipino na naitala bilang isa sa mga pinakamagpatay ng kanilang mga ilaw sa malakas kung hindi man ay pinakadarating na Sabado, ala otso y me- malakas sa nakalipas na sandaaang
dya hanggang alas nuebe y medya taon.
ng gabi o isang oras, upang makMaliban pa sa mga bagyo, tumindi
ibahagi tayo sa pandaigdigang pag- rin ang dami ng ulan na bumubuhos
kilos ng mga bansa ukol sa climate kapag tag-ulan na siya namang nachange.
kakagawa ng matinding
Ang nasabing pagkipagbaha sa mga mababalos ay pinangungunahan
ng World Wide Fund for
Nature (WWF) na naglalayong maitaas ang antas
ng kaalaman at kamulatan ng mga tao sa buong
mundo tungkol sa pagbabago ng panahon o climate
Ang climate change ay
ang pagbabago ng mga
“weather patterns” na nakaka-apekto sa mga klima Ka Dencio Pacheco
ng mga bansa kung saan
nagiging mas mahaba ang
panahon ng tag-init sa mga ibang lu- b a n g
gar at humahaba naman ang pana- mga lugar at mga landslides naman
hon ng tag-ulan sa mga iba.
sa mga kabundukan. Dahil dito, laKilala din ang climate change sa long nagiging matindi ang pinsala
pagkakaroon ng mas malalakas na na naidudulot bunsod ng pagbabago
bagyo na nararanasan ng mga ban- ng klima.
sa at ang matinding pagbaha kapag
Kasama rin sa mga obserbasyon
panahon ng tag-ulan.
ng mga dalubhasa sa climate change
May ilan na ring bansa ang na- ay ang pagkakaroon natin ng la niña
karanas na ng epekto ng pagbabago o ang labis ng pag-ulan.
ng klima katulad na lang ng banSamantala, ang ating bansa ngaysang Japan at Pilipinas, na kung on ay nasa panahon na ng tag-tuyot
saan sa mga nakalipas na mga taon o tag-init. Dala rin ng pagbabago ng
ay nakaranas ng mga matitinding klima ang sobrang init na ating namga bagyo.
raranasan kung kayat natutuyo ang
Sino ang hindi nakakaalam sa kalupaan sa ating bansa.
bagyong Haiyan o mas kilala sa atKasama sa mga natutuyo kapag
ing bansa na Yolanda na nanalanta tayo ay nasa ganitong panahon na
sa ating bansa? Maraming mga bay- ay ang mga ilog, talon, sapa, lawa at
an partikular sa parteng Kabisayaan mga iba pang mayroong tubig dahil
ang halos binura ng nasabing bagyo sa sobrang init. Nagdudulot ito ng
sa mapa ng ating bansa.
pinsala sa tao, sa mga halaman at sa
mga hayop.
Ang pagtutuyo ng mga kailugan o
ng mga talon ay nakakapinsala din
sa mga hydroelectric power plants
natin kung kaya’t napapadalas ang
pagkakaroon ng mga brownouts
kapag ganitong panahon dahil sa
kakulangan naman ng supply ng
Kabilang sa mga apektado din
ng sobrang init ng panahon ay ang
mga halaman at
mga pananim.
Marami sa mga
ito ay natutuyo
at namamatay
o kung hindi
kanilang mga
bunga at nababawasan
naman ang kita
mula sa ani ng
nating magsasaka.
Dahil sa hindi talaga biro ang
epekto ng climate change sa ating
panahon ngayon, nararapat na magkaroon tayo ng kamalayan sa mga
nangyayari sa ating mundo dahil sa
pagkasira ng ating kalikasan.
Ang Earth Hour ay isa pang sa
matinding pagpa-paalala sa atin na
ang lahat sa mundo ay may hangganan kung kayat dapat lamang ay
alagaan natin ang mga ito at huwag
lang basta masayang.
Bagamat isa ang Pilipinas sa mga
bansang matinding sumusuporta sa
Earth Hour, nawa’y lalo pang mapaigting ito lalo na’t isa ang ating bansa sa mga sinasabing “vulnerable”
sa pagbabago ng klima ayon sa mga
Nawa’y sumuporta lahat tayo sa
Earth Hour sa darating na Sabado.•
“Dahil sa hindi talaga biro ang
epekto ng climate change sa
ating panahon ngayon, nararapat na magkaroon tayo ng
kamalayan sa mga nangyayari
sa ating mundo dahil sa pagkasira ng ating kalikasan.”
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MARCH 27-29, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
Krisel Mallari
“Ganun talaga minsan, kapag
umayon ka sa kung alin ang
tama, ikaw pa ang lumalabas na
mali. Hindi na nga nila pinakinggan ang iyong hinaing, nakuha
ka pa nilang laitin. Kung sinasabi
ninyong wala akong “acceptance”
(pagtanggap), marami ako niyan,
pero paano ko tatanggapin ang
isang bagay na hindi naaayon sa
– Krisel Mallari
INDI ko agad minarapat
na isulat ang tungkol sa
u s a p ing ito, sapagkat
nais ko munang
ang iba’t ibang
perspektibo, ang
iba’t ibang aspeto na maaaring
sa pangyayaring
ito na umagaw
ng kaukulang atensiyon sa pambansa at maging ABEL SOTO
sa pandaigdigang
bahagdan. Hindi
naman kasi ako eksperto sa bagay
na ‘to, kung kaya’t pilit ko munang
pinag-isipang mabuti ang iba’t
ibang anggulo na maaaring makita at matimbang nang maayos at
nang may sapat na kaliwanagan.
Marami rin kasing tanong ang pumasok sa aking isipan nang mapanood ko ang balitang ito at nang
mabasa ko ang kabuoan ng talumpati ni Krisel Mallari.
Ilang mga tanong: Minarapat ba ng mga kinauukulan sa
paaralang ito na ipasumite kay
Krisel ang kopya ng kaniyang
talumpati bago pa man niya ito
basahin sa araw ng kanilang pagtatapos? Iba ba ang binasang talumpati ni Krisel kaysa sa kung
ano ang ipinasumite sa kanya ng
mga inauukulan sa paaralang ito
(kung may ipinasumite man silang kopya ng talumpati ni Krisel
bago pa ang araw ng pagtatapos)?
Bakit kaya ginawa ni Krisel ang
kaniyang pinagpasyahang gawin
sa araw mismo ng kaniyang pagtatapos? Labis na pagka-dismaya
lamang ba ang nagbunsod ng
ginawa niyang ito? Bakit kaya
ginawa ng mga kinauukulan ang
kanilang ginawa habang nagtatalumpati si Krisel? Ano ang mga
ginawa ng paaralan kay Krisel
upang mabutihing gawin ni Krisel ang kaniyang ginawa sa araw
mismo ng kaniyang pagtatapos?
At ano ang mga bagay na hindi
ginawa ng paaralang ito para kay
Krisel upang magawa niya ang
kaniyang ginawa? Ano ang sinasalamin ng ginawa ni Krisel sa punto de vista ng isang panlipunang
dimesiyon at sa isang moral na
dimensiyon? Ano ang sinasalamin
ng ginawa ng mga kinauukulan sa
paaralang ito habang nagtatalumpati si Krisel sa isang panlipunang
dimensiyon at sa isang moral na
dimensiyon? Bakit hindi nagpasya si Krisel at ang mga magulang niya na lisanin na lamang
ang isang paaralang mayroong
mga taong nagbubulag-bulagan at
kung saan umiiral ang isang sistemang marumi at kaduda-duda?
Bakit pinili ni Krisel at ng kaniyang mga magulang na manatili
sa isang sistemang hindi patas at
the Light
hindi mapagkakatiwalaan?
Sa aking palagay, alam ni Krisel ang mga posibleng maging
kakaharapin niyang problema
sa pagpapasya niyang gawin ang
ginawa niya. Alam ni Krisel ang
mga bagay na ipinagkait sa kaniya
ng matagal at paulit-ulit niyang ipinaglaban sa loob ng labing-isang
taon niya sa paaralang ito, subalit
ayon na rin sa kaniya, “Maraming
tao ang nagbulag-bulagan sa isang
sistemang marumi at kaduda-
wala silang ipinagkait kay Krisel
at pantay ang kanilang naging
pagkuwenta sa mga marka o grado
ng kanilang mga mag-aaral, bakit
hindi nila hinayaang matapos
ang talumpati ni Krisel? Walang
magiging dating sa kanila ang talumpating ito kung walang mga
nasaling na kinauukulan ang mga
katotohanang ito na nakapaloob
sa talumpati ni Krisel Mallari?
Alam ng mga kinauukulan na may
ginawa silang hindi naaayon sa
pamantayan ng TAMA at MAKATARUNGAN upang ganoon na
“Kung ang bawat kamalian ay tatalikuran mo na lamang at pilit mo na lamang lilisanin ang lugar at ang mga
sistemang nagpapairal dito, ano na lamang ang mangyayari sa kabayanihan at
sa kadakilaan na inaasam na makamit ng
isang bayang matagal nang naghahanap
ng mga kagaya ni Krisel?”
duda.” (Kagaya lang ‘yan noong
kaso sa Mamasapano… pilit na
itinatago at ipinagkakait ang mga
dapat na ibigay sa mga kinauukulan.) Kung ang bawat kamalian ay
tatalikuran mo na lamang at pilit
mo na lamang lilisanin ang lugar
at ang mga sistemang nagpapairal
dito, ano na lamang ang mangyayari sa kabayanihan at sa kadakilaan na inaasam na makamit ng
isang bayang matagal nang naghahanap ng mga kagaya ni Krisel? Anong pinagkaiba NG DIWA
sa EDSA noong 1986? Hindi nga
ba ito ang tamang “forum” o ang
tamang “venue” at pagkakataon
upang maisiwalat ni Krisel ang
mga bagay na kaniyang isiniwalat
sa kaniyang talumpati? Maaring
hindi nga, ngunit, at isang malaking NGUNIT, saan pa niya maisisiwalat itong mga katotohanan
kung matagal na ngang nagbulagbulagan at nagbingi-bingihan ang
mga kinauukulan sa kaniyang
mga hinaing at sa mga pagpupunyagi sa mga laban ng kaniyang
buhay bilang isang mag-aaral?!
Mali nga marahil ang piniling
lugar at okasyon ni Krisel upang
maisiwalat niya ang dapat at nais
niyang maisiwalat, subalit marapat lamang din na itanong natin
itong ilang mga napakahalagang
tanong na ito: KUNG HINDI KAYA
Maraming mga “sana” ang
magsasalimbayan sa isip ng mga
taong hindi umaayon sa ginawa
ni Krisel, ngunit mas maraming
“sana” ang magliliparan sa mga
taong nakasaksi sa ginawa ng
mga kinauukulan ng paaralang
ito habang nagtatalumpati si Krisel. Kung sinasabi ng paaralan na
lamang ang gawin nila upang pigilin nila ang isang talumpati na
magsisiwalat ng ilang mga masasaklap at itinatagong katotohanan
sa kanilang paaralan. Sa harap ng
kanilang mga hinuhubog na magaaral pa nila kailangang umarte
ng ganoon. Ipinamalas pa ng mga
kinauukulang ito kung ano ang
kaya nilang gawin upang pigilan
ang mga mag-aaral na kagaya ni
Krisel sa harap ng kanilang mga
mag-aaral at sa mga magulang na
nagbibigay ng dahilan kung bakit
nagpapatuloy na maging paaralan
ang isang paaralan. Ano ang ikinatatakot at itinatago nang labis
ng mga kinauukulan kung bakit
ganoon na lamang ang kanilang
ginawang pagpigil sa pagbabasa
ng talumpati ni Krisel? Ano ang
ayaw malaman ng mga kinauukulan? Bakit ka matatakot sa isang
bagay na hindi mo ginawa?
Kaya tayo may alam ngayon
tungkol sa isang uri ng sistemang
umiiral pa rin pala hanggang ngayon, marahil ay hindi lamang sa
paaralan ni Krisel, kundi maging
sa iba pang mga paaralan, ay dahil may isang KRISEL MALLARI
na naglakas-loob na gawin ang
kaniyang pinagpasyahang gawin,
dahil na rin marahil sa naituro sa
kaniya mismo ng paaralang may
malaking kinalaman sa pagkakahubog NIYA sa kung SINO ang
pinili niyang MAGING SINO SIYA
noong araw ng kaniyang pagtatapos…na isang magiging isang
makabuluhang SIMULA PARA
kaniyang buhay.
At sa aspeto at dimensiyong
ANG PAARALAN na humubog kay
Krisel na maging isang mag-aaral
na may sapat na TALINO, GALING, AT LAKAS NG LOOB para
sa KABAYANIHAN at KADAKILAAN, kung paanong hindi ko
rin sinisisi si Krisel sa kaniyang
pinagpasyahang gawin.•
Neng Capa M. Pangan
Ay, bakleng
Misdan ya ing Titser kalub na king klasi
King sobrang kangie ring kayang istudyanti,
Nung bakit at nanu ing kaylian da reti
Inyang abalu na mipangisngis nia’yti;
Ing metung karela – ikit ne pin kasi,
Kalalaking tau maka-make up ya’yti.
Maka-hanging shirt ya’t maka-short a mahung
A maka’step-in a three inches’ takung;
Ing kayang ‘lipstick’ king labi – kinapul
Maki-koloreti pati tungtung arung;
Mabilug a lupa king polbu mengapul,
Miglupa yang bangke a maka-kabaung.
“Susmaryosep” ngana ning merusmyang Titser,
“Ninanu ka rugung migpakasira ken?
E na ka merine, ba’t agawa mu Ben,
Ing pamagsisti ra ampon pamanalben?”
“Mam” nganang mekibat, mikgpakendeng-kendeng,
“Nanan ko’ mo, obat e ra ku paburen?”
“Aba, Bienvenido, e kanyan-kanyan
Uling e ku makipagmulang-mulangan;
Ngening-ngeni mu rin keti mo’ papuntan
Ding kekang pengari, ba’kong pakisabyan;
Ban kanita iti e mu na ulitan,
Dapat dang abalu ing kekang pangawan.
Lukluk ka ken, e ka tatakas kanaku,
Ngeni murin parakit ke y Tatang mu
Karening babai a kaiskwela mu
Ban akasabi ke inggil keng gewa mu;
At kaybat, personal karela sabyan ku,
Ing anggang kalokwan a pamaniaptan mu”.
Mapilan minutu, migbalik no’ keta
Deting inutusan ning karelang Maestra;
Dapot imbes keta ing Tata yang minta,
Ing abe rang dintang ya kabud y’ma na;
“E mu wari balu’ing makarine?” ngana,
Gewa mu’ing makanyan agyang keng iskwela?
At saka, e wari pilan ku nang besis,
Ing yan ali ku na buri pang maulit?
Pota, miyadia ka… iti, e magmintis,
Kabud panyatang nang Tatang mu mayakit,
Ing pamaniaptan mung e na buring akit;
Obat ing make-up na ing kekang ginamit?”
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Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 27-29, 2015
A crew inspects the balloon fold for
any damages before flight.
--Ria De Fiesta
A group of female visitors take
a selfie as Hot Air Balloons are
spread out for takeoff.
--Ruston Banal
FEATURE... from Page 8
ternational Balloon Festival and
vice versa.
Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda
was also present at the event with
her daughter and town mayor
Mylyn-Pineda Cayabyab. Both
were pleased with the first day’s
turnout and expect more guests
to arrive in the weekends.
“We had 37 balloons last year
and now we were able to invite 43
balloonists. Hopefully, we could
have more next year,” Governor
Pineda shared.
Meanwhile, the governor clarified there is no rivalry between
the Philippine International Hot
Air Balloon Fiesta held every
February at the Clark Freeport
Zone and this balloon festival in
“There is no competition here;
we, the Kapampangans, should
be proud instead. The province
of Pampanga is very privileged
to be the host of two hot air balloon festivals,” Governor Pineda
The younger Pineda concurred
and disclosed some insights
shared by the participants in the
Lubao International Balloon Festival.
“According to the pilots, Lubao
is an ideal venue and one of the
top 10 places in the country to
hold the balloon festival. We are
very fortunate as Lubao is now
making its mark on hosting major
and international events such as
this,” Mayor Pineda said.•
This very cool penguin
wows the crowd.
--JP Manalang
Master Yoda seems to be saying, ‘May
the force be with you.’ – JP Manalang
This Smurf balloon seems to be
sniffing this man, also in blue, as the
biggest Hot Air Balloon Festival in
Asia took off yesterday.
--Ruston Banal
Kids can also enjoy a camel
ride and other games at the
Zoocobia during the 4-day
balloon fest. -- JP Manalang
Hot Inflation is applied after cold
inflation for the balloons to lift.
---Ruston Banal
A man in silhouette takes a selfie
during the dawn send-off of hot
air balloons in Lubao yesterday
---Ruston Banal
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preparations have been
made after last year’s
successful balloon fest,
held for the first time in
this town.
Organizers have earlier targeted 100,000
spectators this year,
compared to last year’s
55,000 visitors, said
event chair Noel Castro.
arriving as early as 4
a.m., in anticipation of
the balloons’ f lights.
Lubao’s balloon fest,
said Castro, is the only
of its kind which offers
a novelty adventure “up
in the air” and “down
on the ground”. Added
attractions during the
4-day balloon fest are
paragliding activities,
kiddie rides, showcase
of Kapampangan foods
and crafts, among others. •
pineda vows... from Page 1
inducting officer to the newly elected officers of the
Pampanga Association of Water Districts, Inc., during
their 14th Induction of Officers for the year 2015-2016
held at the Max’s Restaurant, Villa del Sol, this city.
The newly inducted officers consist of the Board
of Directors Mario Francisco B. Lapid from Guagua
Water District, Chairman; Danilo B. Capitulo (Lubao),
Vice-chairman; Diosdado T. Pangilinan (Mabalacat),
Secretary; Joselito M. Gonzales (Floridablanca),
Treasurer; and the Executive Council, consisting of
GM Evelina S. Galicia (Lubao), President; Reynaldo
C. Liwanag (Angeles City), Vice-President; Jeffrey C.
Lintag (Floridablanca), Secretary; Lucila M. Zapanta
(Sasmuan), Treasurer; Beda M. Carlos (Guagua), Auditor; Eduardo P. Rodriguez (Guagua), P.R.O; Rolando
B. Tolentino (Masantol) and Rene B. Bernabe (Macabebe), as Sgt. At Arms.
The governor also said that according to some
source, the groundwater level in Pampanga has gone
down to a much lower degree and before it reaches its
lowest point, there must be means to adapt surface
water, which flows in streams and rivers and in natural lakes, in wetlands, and in reservoirs constructed
by humans.
“Sa tinagal-tagal ng panahon dahil na rin sa climate change pag lumalim ng lumalim ang groundwater level, hindi na natin alam kung anong tubig ang
nasa ilalim. Sana pag-aralan nating mabuti at sana
walang Kapampangan ang magkakasakit ng dahil sa
tubig,” Pineda said.
The PAWD meanwhile found a new partnership
with the provincial government through the leadership of Governor Pineda in assuring the public of
clean and safe water.
“Sana po mag-konsultahan tayo kung ano ang
maitutulong ng provincial government at ng Department of Health, kailangan natin ang isa’t-isa. Ang
importante po ay huwag tayong magpanic, wala pong
problema ang hindi nasosolusyunan,” the governor
mayor edsa... from Page 2
the ordinary into the extraordinary, and will make possible our
vision of inclusive growth for all,”
he furthered.
Along with Mayor Santiago in
the MOMA roster are two other
mayors in Pampanga, Edgardo
Pamintuan of Angeles City and
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a vibrant complementary hub to Manila and international seaport for shippers in Central and Northern
Luzon and is setting new records in container traffic.
In January this year, the facility posted a record volume of 14,892 twenty-foot equivalent units
(TEUs), a 433.6% increase year-over-year and overshooting the 14,175 TEUs handled in November
2014, its previous highest volume in a single month.
For full-year 2014, Subic handled 76,652 TEUs,
104.6% higher compared to the throughput posted
the year before.
For 2015, the port expects to see cargo volume
increase by 55.8% to 120,000 TEUs, or 20% of the
600,000-TEU combined annual capacity of NCT 1
and 2, according to SBMA chairman Garcia.
The Subic Bay Maritime Conference & Exhibit
will be participated in by Freeport zone locators, logistics and supply chain executives, import and export managers, manufacturers, shipping line executives, key national and local government officials,
and other stakeholders.
Boeing Material Handling Corp., Isuzu Phils, The
Lighthouse Marina Resort and TNL Express have
signed up as bronze sponsors. Event partners include Subic-Clark Alliance for Development, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. Region III, and
the Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders
For more information on the Subic Bay Maritime
Conference & Exhibit, interested parties are advised
to call the event manager PortCalls at (02) 552-7072,
551-1775, 551-1972, 551-387, or (0917) 555-5273 or
email on [email protected]•
ph firms... from Page 3
Emmanuel Alejandrino of Arayat.
Other awardees are Joseph Estrada of Manila, Herbert Bautista of
Quezon City, Esterlina Aguinaldo
of Praxedes, Cagayan Valley, Celso
Dator of Lucban, Quezon, Bernard
Dy of Cauayan, Isabela, Faustino
Dy III of San Manuel Isabela, Na-
poleon Edquid of Candelaria, Zambales, Gerald Galvez, Sophia Palacio of Calatagan Batangas, Shierre
Palicpic of Pagbilao, Quezon, Reynaldo Parojinog of Ozamis, Misamis Occidental, Meyanardo Sabili
of Lipa, Batangas, and Ferdinand
Sales of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.•
pagkilos laban sa climate change.”
Further, he hopes that memberconsumers within the electric cooperative’s coverage areas would
understand the shutting down of
electricity supply, even for just an
hour, as a way of saving energy and
planet earth.
In 2007, some 2.2 million people
and around 2,000 establishments
in Sydney, Australia turned off their
lights for an hour. The said endeavor started the global sustainability
movement with more than 50 million people now across 35 countries
participating. •
pelco 1... from Page 2
Engr. Loliano Allas, the electric cooperative’s General Manager
said, “Ang PELCO I po ay nakikiisa
sa buong mundo at tumatalima sa
panawagan ng ating pamahalaan sa
lahat ng sektor ng lipunan na sumali
sa Earth Hour sa darating na Sabado bilang suporta sa pandaigdigang
AS OF march 25, 2015
maritime... from Page 3
Balloons of various
shapes took f light yesterday morning, to the
delight of spectators,
signalling the start of
the 4-day festival which
organizers promised to
be “bigger and more festive” this year.
According to Lubao
bb. mabatang... from Page 2
NGCP SETS... from Page 3
He is joined by another family
member fondly called Miss V, manager
of a family-owned house construction
“We experienced difficulty but
we have worked very hard and did
not give up before reaching our
status in life now,” added Velasco.
Rosebel Forbes, a former Binibining
Mabatang, earlier expressed gratitude
to the Velasco family, saying she had
learned a lot from the experience and
helped her in developing her personality.
The Velasco family even supported
her when she joined last year’s national
beauty pageants. She now works as a
ground attendant at Philippine Airlines.
Velasco’s niece Donna Velasco,
before winning Miss Tourism World
2014, was herself a Binibining Mabatang.
Another niece and Donna’s younger
sister, Diane Velasco, is currently joining Mutya ng Balanga 2015. •
will immediately resume after work
He advised their customers and
the general public to take the necessary preparations and precautions for
this scheduled interruption.
NGCP is a privately owned corpo-
ration in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s
power grid. It transmits high voltage
electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected
system of transmission lines, towers,
substations, and related assets. •
BACK TO THE OCEAN. Olive Ridley hatchlings move toward the ocean after
being released from PawiCare conservation site in La Paz San Antonio, Zambales.
FAME upon invitation from Commercial Counselor Maria Roseni M. Alvero of the Philippine Trade
and Investment Center in Washington D.C., USA.
This recent edition of the Manila FAME, the
country’s premiere design and lifestyle event, features Philippine-made furniture and home furnishings, holiday gifts, décor, and fashion accessories for the global market.
Headquartered in High Point in North Carolina,
Phillips Collection is engaged in the wide range
of home designing and furnishing business. It
sources its products from Cebu, Iloilo, Pampanga,
and Manila, sells in the US, and has showrooms
in New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas and High
Point. It also exhibits in shows for hospitality, design or visual display in different countries.
Philips said that the quality of design expertise
and materials of the recent Manila FAME is unsurpassed. He noted that the US market is tired of
things looking the same so they come to the Philippines for differentiation.
“As long as you keep your design DNA, you will
be great. But if you try to do things that you don’t
do well or can be replicated in a superior fashion,
you are going to lose your uniqueness. Stick to
what you do great, promote, and expand it,” Philips said.
For this recent edition of the Manila FAME, the
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the
Center for International Trade Expositions and
Missions (CITEM) lined up several undertakings
that enrich product design to sustain the competitiveness of Philippine industries in the world market.
“It is truly a premier sourcing event with a
heart. Manila FAME is likewise about nurturing
creativity and the next generation of design talents,” DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr.
said in his message during the Katha Awards in
the recent opening of the Manila FAME.
Manalo noted that Manila FAME is a platform
for young designers to shine, and be recognized.
He added that in 2012, the red box was launched
as a platform to discover and promote young designers with strong design potential. (DTI)•
special feature
VOLUME III • NO. 194 • MARCH 27-29, 2015 • FRIDAY - SUNDAY
Lubao International Balloon Festival:
A Humongous Hit,
the 2nd Time Around
LUBAO, PAMPANGA – The 2nd Lubao International
Balloon Festival started with a bang yesterday as
tourists, balloon enthusiasts, government officials,
media men, students and locals gathered at the
Pradera Verde Wakeboard Park in Prado Siongco
village of this municipality.
The 4-day event will
be featuring 43 differently-shaped hot air
balloons piloted by balloonists from the United
States of America, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Belgium, United
Kingdom, and Slovak
Republic among others.
Aside from this, each
day will surely be fun-
packed for families,
groups of friends, and
tourists alike with activities such as paragliding,
kite flying, cultural presentation, animal show,
concert, night glow, and
fireworks display.
The venue is also filled
featuring local products,
souvenir items, and var-
A fly-by without collision.
--Ric Gonzales
ious food and beverages
which will cater to every
guest’s needs.
And good news for
those who don’t have
their own vehicle: transportation won’t be a
problem as well since
shuttle service is available from SM City Pampanga to the Lubao Inmore on pagE 6
Among the special-shaped balloons
which can be seen during the festival are a
Korean newspaper and a red lobster.
--Ric Gonzales
Lubao town’s hot
air balloon is being
prepped up for flight.
-- Ria De Fiesta
Charitable Balloon of
the Philippine Charity
Sweepstakes Office.
--JP Manalang
Clown Bruno from the
Slovak Republic smiles
at the crowd.
--JP Manalang
Just before dawn,
balloon operators were
already struggling to
inflate balloons as the
strong winds made it
almost impossible to
do so. -- Ruston Banal

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