Sen Marcos Jr. discusses BBL in PCL assembly
VOLUME IV • NO. 09
JUNE 29, 2015
By MARIBEL U. SINGCA
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The provincial government led by
Governor Lilia “Nanay
Baby” Pineda received
over the week eight ambulances from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes
DONATION. PCSO General Manager and Vice-chairman Atty. Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II shows to Governor Lilia ‘Nanay Baby’ Pineda Office at the Bren Z. Guiao
the ambulances donated by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to the Pampanga provincial government. With them are other Convention Center here.
provincial officials and PCSO board of directors, among others. --JUN JASO
The lady governor con-
veyed her appreciation to
the officials and members
of the Board of Directors
headed by Atty. Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II, Directors Mabel Mamba, Atty.
Francisco Joaquin III and
“Ibabalita ko lang po
sa inyo may remittance po
ang PCSO sa kapitolyo ng
P176-million at ang naiambulances...pagE 7
Pagasa expects 3-month
dry spell in Pampanga
Sen Marcos Jr.
in PCL assembly
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – State weather agency Philippine
Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
(Pagasa) said over the week that it expects a three-month drought from
October to December in Pampanga and eight other areas in Luzon.
DROUGHT... PAGE 7
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CLARK FREEPORT - Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. over the
week graced the Pampanga Councilors’
League (PCL) mid-year assembly at the Oxford Hotel here where he enlightened them
on the impact of the Bangsamoro Basic
Law (BBL) on the Filipino people.
The BBL, the Senator said during his
remarks, is not an exclusive concern of the
people of Mindanao but a measure that will
affect the whole country once approved
“Therefore, I felt the need to bring the
discussion on BBL to non-Mindanaoans,”
he said, even as he expressed appreciation
to the efforts of the Kapampangan councilors to invite him to speak on the matter
during their assembly.
The PCL, in a letter sent to the office
of Senator Marcos earlier, had invited the
senator “to educate the Kapampangan
BONGBONG MARCOS... PAGE 7
PCL-PAMPANGA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. (C) graces the mid-year assembly of the Philippine
Councilors’ League - Pampanga Chapter over the week as keynote speaker. Joining him during the event held at the Oxford Hotel,
Clark Freeport are Pampanga Vice Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda (R) and PCL-Pampanga Chapter president ex-officio Board Member Mike Tapang. --jp manalang
Headline Gitnang Luzon • june 29, 2015
CSF unveils proposed town center
by Marna Dagumboy
perspective of the proposed
“We want to build it on a
property in Calulut because
we continue to push for the
empowerment of barangays
towards a tourist-oriented
city,” said Mayor Santiago
about the facility.
The move is in line with
his vision of inclusive growth
for San Fernando, where he
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – A new town center
will soon rise on an approximately 7-hectare area in Barangay Calulut in this city.
Mayor Edwin D. Santiago led the unveiling of a
tarpaulin in a vacant lot in
the barangay, which shows a
continues to call for excellence and for every Fernandino to turn the ordinary into
Santiago also a citywide
tree planting activity last
June 26 in observance of Arbor Day.
through its City Environment
and Natural Resources Office
(CENRO), planted a total of
120 fire tree seedlings (also
locally known as caballero) in
the same barangay.
“This is our way to take
action against the adverse effects of climate change in San
Fernando. During the rainy
season, we will combat f loods
with trees in our city,” Mayor
EdSa said as he encouraged
Fernandinos to plant trees.
Present also during the
Angeles City Mayor Ed
Pamintuanshakes the hand
of Korean embassy consul
Yongjeung Park, as Korean
Community Assoc Central
Luzon President Kim Yi Young
looks on during a meeting
held at Century Hotel. Also in
photo are city administrator
Dennis Albert Pamintuanand
Metro Angeles Journalists
Association President Jay
Pelayo IV. The meeting was
about an appeal from the
Korean embassy to provide
after the news came out about
an alleged gang rape involving Korean nationals brought
fear of outrage against the
Korean communities residing
--AC CMG PHOTO
to plant more trees
MALOLOS CITY, BULACAN – Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado
has called on young students to remember the
gallantry of Bulakenyo
heroes, particularly the
young General Gregorio
del Pilar who, together
with a small army of Bulakenyo freedom fighters
forced the surrender of
Spanish military forces
in Bulakan town on June
with Vice Governor Daniel Fernando graced the
commemoration of the
117th anniversary of the
“Liberation of Bulacan” at
the Nicanor Abelardo auditorium of the Gat Blas
F. Ople building here.
Attended by students
from the Bulacan State
University, the celebration carries the theme”
Bulacan: Duyan ng Magiting”.
The governor enlightened participants on the
heroism and gallantry
of true-blue warriors of
Bulacan that goes way
back to the early years of
Spanish colonial rule in
Alvarado retold the
more trees... Page 7
Republic of the Philippines
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pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative
Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice
is hereby served to the public that JERRY GARCIA
PAMINTUAN has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in the sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE”
in the certificate of live birth of JENNY SANCHEZ
PAMINTUAN born on MARCH 1, 2003 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are JERRY PAMINTUAN
and ROWENA SANCHEZ.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file
his written opposition with this Office not later than two
weeks upon publication.
(Sgd) GRETA P. DE ALA
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: June 22 & 29, 2015
KAPIHAN @ HOLIDAY INN. Mabalacat City Mayor Marino ‘Boking’ Morales (2nd from
left) is the guest at a breakfast forum with members of the Capampangan Media Inc. (CAMI) at
Holiday Inn, Clark Freeport, Pampanga over the week. --deng pangilinan
Metrobank Foundation names
Outstanding Soldiers for 2015
Local Civil Registry Office
early morning event were City
Councilors Nelson Lingat and
BJ Lagman, chair of the SP
Committee on Environmental Protection, CENR Officer
Engr. Anele David, other city
hall officials and employees,
and several socio-civic groups.
Arbor Day is an annual
celebration that aims to motivate individuals and groups to
plant and care for trees.•
QUEZON CITY – The Metrobank
Foundation, Inc. and the Rotary Club of
Makati Metro named The Outstanding
Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) for 2015.
In a press conference at the General
Headquarters of the Armed Forces of
the Philippines in Camp Aguinaldo,
Quezon City, the winners were presented to AFP Chief of Staff General
Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr. and other
members of the AFP.
The winners from the Philippine Army are: Colonel Danilo Gines
Pamonag PA, Master Sergeant Arnel
Guerreo Cariaga PA, and Master Sergeant Ferdinand Cabungcal Lascano
From the Philippine Navy: Colonel
Arnel Reyes Caculitan PN(M), Technical Sergeant Romel Bustamante Bancairin PN(M) and Disbursing Clerk 3rd
Class Dennis Larracochea Gurrea PN.
And from the Philippine Air Force:
Colonel Maxima Oximoso Ignacio PAF,
Senior Master Sergeant Romeo Casoutstanding soldiers... Page 7
MANILA – Malacanang
on Friday condemned the
killing of Jonathan Oldan,
a driver and assistant cameraman of CNN Philippines.
”We condemn the killing
of CNN Philippines’ employee
Jonathan Oldan,” Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.
said in a press statement.
Coloma said the Philippine National Police has been
directed to pursue those who
may have been responsible
for Oldan’s death “so that the
ends of justice may be served.”
Oldan was buying a cigarette at a convenience store
when he was shot in the head
by still unidentified gunmen
in Barangay Pinagbuklod in
Imus, Cavite last Thursday.
Based on the witnesses
accounts, Oldan was seen
talking to someone but few
minutes later, he was seen
running and shot in the head.
Oldan sustained four gunshot wounds in the head.
According to the CNN Philippines, Oldan was on his work
when the incident happened.
If proven that the crime is
work related, Oldan will be the
third journalist to be killed this
year, according to the National
Union of Journalists of the
Philippines (NUJP). (PNA)•
PSA Bataan to conduct
2015 national survey
june 29, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
Luzon grid on yellow
alert over the week
MANILA -- The Luzon
grid was placed on yellow alert last Friday due
to seven power plants either derated or on shutdown.
“We were on yellow
alert, hopefully there are
no other power plants
that will go offline,” Manila Electric Company
Joe Zaldariagga told reporters at the sidelines
of the Technology and
Innovation Summit during presstime.
Zaldariagga cited data
from the National Grid
Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), which
reported that six power
plants were on shutdown, namely Malaya 1
and 2, Limay 2, Tiwi 2,
Pagbilao 1, Malaya 2 and
Sta. Rita Module 40.
However, Calaca Unit
1 was derated at 146
Megawatts (MWs) and
Quezon Power Philippines Limited (QPPL)
had lower capacity as
The shutdowns and
reduced power capacity
affected reserves to drop
to 526 MW from 10-11
a.m., which will further
decrease to 455 MW at
2 p.m. This is below the
regulating reserve of 647
Zaldariagga said Interruptible Load Program
(ILP) participants, who
will deload their demand
from the grid through
the use of generator sets,
were advised to go on
standby “in case supply
will further deteriorate”.
But, he expects the
power situation to stabilize by Saturday, brought
by the lower demand on
The Luzon grid had
gone on yellow alert
thrice already over the
past few weeks.
Last month, Meralco
revealed eight units or
plants that are scheduled for June and July
are Pagbilao 1 & 2, the
two units of the San Lorenzo power plant and
the four Sta. Rita units.
CITY OF BALANGA –
The Philippine Statistics
Authority (PSA) Bataan
will conduct the 2015 Family Income and Expenditure (2015 FIES), which is
a nationwide sample survey
designed to provide income
and expenditure data for the
country and its 17 administrative regions, starting July
Ten hired statistical researchers (SRs) are currently attending the third level
training of 2015 FIES at
the Sapphire Room, Crown
Royale Hotel, Balanga City,
Bataan from June 22 to 29,
These SRs will enumerate 17 barangays from Abucay (Capitangan), Balanga
(Cabog-cabog and Tenejero), Dinalupihan (Luacan,
Naparing and New San
Jose), Hermosa (A. Rivera,
Mabuco, San Pedro and
Sumalo), Mariveles (Alion,
Balon Anito, Cabcaben and
Poblacion), Morong (Poblacion), Orani (Puksuan)
and Pilar (Alauli) through a
house-to house visit to sample establishments during
the enumeration period.
Provincial Statistics Officer Ledesma L. Morante
emphasized in her opening
remarks the importance of
the survey in determining
the Human Development
commit to give your best in
conducting the interview
because this is a very difficult survey,” she said.
Statistician Francisco P.
Corpuz also serves as trainer, along with PSO Morante,
for the six-day training.
The data that will be obtained from the FIES shall
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6/49, 6/42 jackpots bagged
MANILA – A lone bettor from Pasay City
bagged the P88.7-million Super Lotto 6/49
jackpot, while a resident of Sultan Kudarat won
the P80.6-million first prize, according to the
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
According to PCSO General Manager Atty.
Jose Ferdinand Rojas II, winning numbers for
the Super Lotto 6/49 Draw are 13-19-04-31-4920; while that of Lotto 6/42 are 19-05-42-1722-14.
The 6/49 winning ticket was bought from
a lotto outlet in Villamor Airbase, Pasay City,
while the 6/42 winning ticket was purchased
from a lotto outlet in Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat. •
Bangko Sentral ensures
disaster resilience among
QUEZON CITY – The
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) conducted
a dialogue to enhance
existing business continuity
(BCM) culture and develop a whole-of-industry approach that upholds disaster resilience
of the banking sector.
Over a hundred participants from the banking sector, financial
market players and telecommunications sector
joined the event with the
theme “Is the Philippine
Banking Sector Ready If
a Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Hits Metro Manila?” held 16 June 2015
at the Executive Business Center, BSP.
Dr. Renato U. Soli-
dum, Jr., director of the
Philippine Institute of
Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), presented a comprehensive report on various
earthquake-related hazards and risk scenarios
for Metro Manila and
their implications to the
The event also featured a panel discussion by representatives
from the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP), Chamber
of Thrift Banks (CTB),
PLDT/Smart Communications, Inc., Globe
Telecom, Inc. and Business Continuity Office
of the BSP which tackled the sector’s state of
bangko sentral... Page 6
be used to provide inputs in
the estimation of the country’s poverty threshold and
incidence and as basis for
policies and programs of the
government to improve the
economic conditions of the
Filipino people. The 2015
FIES is the seventeenth survey undertaken since 1957.
Undertaken every three
the years since 1985 using
the shuttle type questionnaire, 2015 FIES shall be
conducted in two separate
operations as rider to the
July 2015 LFS this year and
the January 2016 LFS.•
DBM: LGU IRA shares
not withheld in 2013
MANILA – Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shares
of Local Government Units
(LGUs) are immediately and
100 percent released to respective LGUs at the start of
every year, without any conditions or actions required
on their part, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) over the week
DBM added that in 2013,
P302.8 billion was released
to LGUs on January 10, contrary to the claim of Vice
President Jejomar Binay
that IRA releases to local
governments were withheld
or delayed that time.
Since 2012, the DBM has
been automatically and comprehensively releasing the
IRA of LGUs, which is better
than the one mandated by
the 1991 Local Government
Code requiring releases to
be made only “on a quarterly
basis” (as referenced in Title
III, Section 286).
“We do not withhold these
appropriations and they
have always been released
without condition or delay.
All agency transactions between the DBM and LGUs
in 2013 have been properly
documented,” said Budget
Secretary Florencio “Butch”
Under the current process,
the DBM helps in facilitating
the release of the appropriation by computing the IRA
share of LGUs based on the
formula provided by the
Local Government Code of
1991 and data on collections
submitted by the Bureau
of Internal Revenue (BIR).
Likewise, the DBM’s responsibility to administer
the funds is based on Section 10 (2), Chapter 4, Title
XVII of Executive Order
(EO) No. 292 series 1987,
which states that the Local
Government Budget Bureau
“shall recommend and effect
the release of the National
Assistance for Local Government Units.” (DBM)•
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: June 22, 29 & July 06, 2015
Headline Gitnang Luzon • june 29, 2015
THE rainy season may have
started, but state weather agency
Geophysical and Astronomical
Services Administration (Pagasa) said it expects six straight
months of drought and a maximum four consecutive months
of dry spell during 2015’s second semester, after experiencing
scorching heat earlier this year.
It said there will be a threemonth drought from October to
December in Pampanga and eight
other areas in Luzon, namely
Metro Manila, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Bataan, Tarlac,
Cavite and Laguna.
Such forecast, according to Pagasa senior weather specialist
Anthony Lucero, will most likely
There will also be over a
60-percent reduction from average rainfall in the droughtstricken areas, that is why the
public is being urged to conserve
water and prepare for the dry
The drought-driving El Niño
phenomenon – which is already
in progress – can even intensify this year from “moderate” to
“strong” and persist until early
2016, which will approximate the
1997-1998 El Niño that ravaged
the country, Pagasa said.
This forecast by the Pagasa
should not be taken lightly. We
hope that Pampanga LGUs and
even those in Central Luzon will
implement measures against the
This is no joke.
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TANG a-21 ning Junyu e mu kabud
ordinaryung Sabadu. Iti ing pang102 anibersaryu ning aldo kebaytan
ning metung karing budni at matapang
a lider a Kapampangan – ing ginamit
talipampan a Alipato. Alipatu? Iti metung yang matwang salitang Kapampangan na buri nang
sabyan itang talangdang
o tilamsik a pagumpisan ning metung a api,
“the spark that spreads
Ninu ing lider a iti?
Mibayit ya petsang a-21
ning Junyu, 1913 at mete
ya anya pamung Mayu
4 banwang 2005. Metung yang mitanyag a
pamuntuk pulitikal ning
bangsa ketang panaun
na malalu ing masakit a
kabilyan da ring ortelanu mula dekada
trenta mangga na ketang mapupus ya
ing awsan dang Cold War.
Ing ‘alipatung’ ini iyang megsilbing
lider o supremo ning katipunang Hukbalahap o Hukbong Bayan Laban sa
Hapon karing pilatan dng banwang
1942 at 1954. Ing pangayabe na keng
mesabing kimutan dala ning mismung
denasan nang kasakitan kanita keng
prublemang agraryu keti bangsa bilang
metung a magaral o istudyanti pa mu
kanita. Panawun ning Kadwang Giera
Mundial o WW2, anyang panimunan
nala deng gerilya ning Hukbalahap karing dakal a labanan salang karing pwersa da kanita deng Hapon na sasakup
kanita keng bangsa.
Kaybat na kanitang sinaup keng
pamanyabut keng giera laban karing
Hapon, ing Hukbalahap makanyan
na pang belawus ing dakal karing ki-
mutang pre-war ban isulung ing pamgareporma keng dake ning pisasabyang
agraryu. Laban de ing katalarwan o
hustisya mula karing magbandi karing
gabun a mangaragul.
Ing gubyernu kanita ketang panaun
nang Pres. Manuel Roxas e re ikwang
Ing mesabing supremung iti dakal
lang manwala, any ketang kasiknansikanan na ning kimutan miras la mula
10,000 angang 15,000 deng makipaglaban para keng ideolismung karelang
pakiampangan. Katunayan ing metung
karingmelapupuring lider nign Africa
na mirinan pamangilala a
Nobel Peace Prize – i Nelson Mandela ing mangidolu kaniti. Iya kanu ing
megin inspirasyun nang
Mandela ban makanyan
ne munaman pagmalasakitan deng memalen na
niti kanita pauli dng ideolimu at bie ning taung iti.
Anyang banwang 2013
ning mesabing aldo ning
keyang kabaytan, iti pigAleesus Manarang
saryan deng genakan ing
kayapan a gewa ning taung
apaki-intindyan ing ibatan at pakip- iti. Inisyatibu nang G. Lord Francis
arasan da sana deng mesabing huk a Musni kambe ing suportang maragul
kabibilangan nang Alipato. Anya bista ning Center for Kapampangan Studies
man at metung ya kanita karing mey- makanyan dong igkatan kanita a maalal keng Mababang Kapulungan ning kiagum keng pamagmasusi keng kaKongresu, iya kambe deng pitu pang dinalan nang aldo kebaytan ing Balen
kaliga na deng e ra peluklukan man ka- San Luis nung nu ya bayit at tubu at
ring pusisyun a pinyambutan da. anay ing Kapitolyung Kapampangan kayabe
e la mu mebiktima karing USAFFE deng pamilya ning melapupuring lider a
kanita nunge maging ning kekatamung iti. Iti tegunan da ring miyaliwang sekgubyernu kanita at makanyan lang tor anti deng keng National Historical
mengapilitan a manik pasibayu karing Commission of the Philippines kanita.
kabundukan. Dakal karing piglaban da At misan pa mipakit ing kapagmaraguknita deng e ra ikit ulaga ning gubyernu lan a inambag na niti para keng dapat
na mas meging panig keng pakinaban dang ikimut at ipagumasid a kamalayan
namu ning U.S. anti ing parity rights at da ring memalen. Sana itang pengaku
dakal pa. pilan mung banwa kaybat na ning LGU ning San Luis na isamamas
niti makayan ya pin pasibayung luma- de ign parke da keti at ipalagyu ne kng
ban at misan pa dela da kng dalan pauli melapupurin gbayani makanyan neng
ning ala lang meging mayap a siwalang pormal a milagak para kaya.
linwal man keng kongresu na misan
Lwid ko pu Ka Luis Mangalus
“Iya kanu ing megin inspirasyun nang Mandela
ban makanyan ne munaman pagmalasakitan deng
memalen na niti kanita
pauli dng ideolimu at bie
ning taung iti.” Magbalawe
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UNG bakit hindi magiging
matino ang kandidatura ni
VP Binay para sa darating
na halalan sa 2016 ay dahil na rin
sa mga “political advisers” at mga
ka-alyado niya sa partido na hindi
mo mawari kung bobo, tanga, o
istupido. Hayaan ninyong magbigay
ako ng isang halimbawa upang mas
maging malinaw ang nais kong ipaunawa.
Ang sabi ng isa niyang ka-alyado na may
malaking papel na ginagampanan sa partido
ni VP Binay tungkol sa
kung bakit inabot pa ng
limang taon bago siya
nagsalita sa kaniyang
tunay na nararamdaman at sa kanyang “assessment” sa administrasyong Aquino ay
dahil daw sa pagiging ABEL SOTO
“teamplayer” ni Binay
bilang isa sa mga gabinete ni P.Noy. Heto ang kabuoan ng
pahayag nitong ka-partido ni VP
“Bakit umabot ng five years? Ang
tagal bago nagsalita? Tama rin yung
timing. He cannot wash his dirty
linen in public. Ang hirap naman
andun si VP sa Gabinete, pagkatapos
ng meeting nagsasalita siya against
the President. Proyekto, programa
ng Pangulong Aquino. Now is the
time. Hindi talaga makakabanat.
Hindi ka naman pwede bumanat
sa loob ng Gabinete. Naging team
player naman si Vice-President.”
Iyon ba talaga ang konsepto nitong ka-alyado ni VP Binay sa pagiging isang “teamplayer”… ang
tumahimik dahil lamang sa miyembro siya ng gabinete? Kung ito
talaga ang umiiral na konsepto sa
pagiging teamplayer ng isang gabi-
nete, dapat ay mag-ingat din si VP
Binay sa taong ito na aka-alyado
niya. Dahil ba nakapagbitiw na sa
pagiging miyembro ng gabinete
si VP Binay ay hindi na maaaring
ka-traydoran ang maging tingin
ng taongbayan sa mga ginawa niyang pagbanat sa administrasyon
ng kanyang pinaglingkurang Pangulo pagkatapos niyang magbitiw
sa tungkulin bilang isa
sa mga gabinete? Mas
lalo ngang naging hindi
Natural lamang daw ang pagkakaroon ng mga political dynasties
dito sa Pilipinas, ang sabi ng panganay na anak ni Sen. Bongbong
Marcos. Pangit din pala ang turo
sa England sa larangan ng Political
Akala ko ang mga anak ni VP Binay
na ang makikitaan ng may pinakamahinang lohika. Nagkamali ako. May
tumalo na sa kanila: ang panganay na
“Ang mahalaga ay nasabi mo sa
kanya ang tunay mong saloobin sa
mga bagay na nais mong ipabatid
maganda ang ginawa
niyang pagbanat sa administrasyon ni P.Noy
pagkatapos nitong magbitiw sa
tungkulin bilang isa sa mga gabinete nito. Ang tunay na pagiging isang
“teamplayer” ay ang paghahayag
ng may sinseridad sa mga bagay na
nais mong ihayag sa Pangulo dahil
sa layunin mong makatulong sa
kanya sa kaniyang mga programa…
maging ito man ay hindi magustuhan ng Pangulo. Ang mahalaga ay
nasabi mo sa kanya ang tunay mong
saloobin sa mga bagay na nais mong
ipabatid sa kanya. Hindi ‘yong kung
kailan ka nawala sa gabinete, at
saka ka magtatahol na parang aso!
Puro lang naman tahol at walang
kagat ang mga binitawang pahayag
ni VP Binay laban sa administrasyong Aquino pagkatapos nitong
makapagbitiw sa kanyang tungkulin bilang isa sa mga miyembro ng
gabinete ni P.Noy.
anak ni Sen. Bongbong Marcos.
“Ito ang aking ipinaglalaban.
Ito rin ang hangarin ng ating mga
kababayan: isang pamahalaang kabaliktaran ng manhid at palpak na
pamahalaan ngayon,”. Ito ang naging pahayag ni VP Binay sa kaniyang
talumpati, dalawang araw matapos
nitong makapagbitiw sa tungkulin
bilang isa sa mga gabinete ni P.Noy.
It takes one to know one. Hindi
ko lubos mapagtanto kung saan humuhugot ng lakas ng loob at tibay
ng sikmura si VP Binay para masabi nito ang ganitong mga pahayag
laban sa administrasyong Aquino
gayong siya mismo ay puno ng mga
kalansay sa kaniyang sariling tukador na naglabasan nang dahil na rin
marahil sa kaparaanan ng Poong
Maykapal. “Manhid”, “palpak”?!?!
Nakakatawa ka VP Binay… ngunit
Neng Capa M. Pangan
Ganti-ganti mu yan
Nanding asaganan ke y Juan a maklak
ing mua na kang Pedru king banwa sasagad,
Kasi ining dinam na kanung damulag
ning Pedru pegalan neng ustu king dayat
Keng pabalik-balik a pamanakut na
king pale seke na king keyang garosa,
Inya ing damulag nang Juan sinuñga ya
at mepagal ustu agpang keng kwentu na.
Capa nanu” ngana, ing sukat kung gawan
ban y Pedru akwa keng aperwisyu yan?
Bilang kapalit ning kaku na inamdam
a kakung damulag a keyang pegalan?”
At ing pabiru kung pekibat pin kaya,
Ika naman Juan ing mandam king bangka na,
At e me susubli nung aliwa mu ya
ing kusang magsarya ban manyad dispensa”.
Malaguat salita ing payul ku kang Juan
ya kabud aliwa ing keyang pemintuan;
At aku ala kung isipan nanu man,
Ing iti miras keng bage pitutulan.
Kabukasan abak ikit keng mamangka,
pabalik-balik king malualas a sapa;
“Ninanu ka Juan ot kapawas mu yata?”
Y Pedru naman ing pagalan ku bangka!”
Good study habits
spell good grades
by Liza D. Libu
The author is Teacher II of the
Francicso G. Nepomuceno Memorial High School, Pandan, Angeles
The author is Teacher III of Pulung Santol
High School - Annex I, Porac, Pampanga.•
by Antonia A. Fernandez
credible is that you may be able to
“say what you do” and “do what you
say”. Then teachers will be motivated to practice integrity. Honesty
and openness because they assume
that they work with the same path
as that of the leader. School leaders and teachers
should also extend their trust to
students , parents and general public. To make this possible, regular
parent-teachers and community
meeting should be conducted. The
PCA projects and accomplishments
should be explained clearly to the
parents. School leads must practice transparency at all times, especially when financial matters are
There are instances in schools
that call for intimacy and secrecy. The school must be sensitive
enough to face some cases where
confidentiality is needed. Principals must make their people (especially teachers) safe with the information presented to them; they
should speak with confidence and
competence, making sure that they
are on the night track even if some
HETHER students accept it or not, effective study habits are essential for
achieving and maintaining high grades.
More importantly, effective study habits help students store information in long-term memory, allowing them to use the learned information in a
Students should know how to apply a set study
habit to earn excellent marks in school, like for
instance, having a quiet place at home to study
and review. It all starts from there.
Once they have established a good place to
study at home, they should set a scheduled time
to study for each school day, at least one to two
It would also help to have some nourishment
on standby. There’s nothing more rewarding than
having something to munch on while studying.
Of course, no junk food, just nutritious ones.
Remember also to take down notes while in
class and then making a comparison with facts
in textbooks. This will help students fill in any
background information not covered in class.
Also, it would do well to prepare questions,
which will help them identify areas that they
If you have achieved a feat during your study
hours, like finishing a long chapter and memorizing essential facts, there is nothing wrong with
doing something rewarding, like watching TV or
browsing the net.
Finally, students should review what they have
studied before going to bed. This will help them remember the words very strongly the next morning.
Becoming a trustworthy leader
OW trustworthy are we as
teachers and subordinates
in our school? I believe that
trust can’t be easily earned with
just a snap of finger. It is earned
overtime and it takes a lot of ingredients before it can be achieved.
In a school organization, being
trustworthy is an important quality of a school leader. Teachers need
Principals who can be relied upon
especially when teachers need to
cope up with different issues; promotions, K-12 curriculum, and not
to mention the controversial child
protection policy. With these different issues, teachers face a high
demand of responsibility and accountability, and school leaders can
work on and build trustworthiness
within the school organization.
They need to consider the five
facets of trust – benevolence, honesty, openness, reliability and competence – considering also the five
constituencies of school administrators , teachers, students, parents
and the general public.
To exact trust is to practice
credibility and reliability. Being
information will be kept confidential.
Trustworthy leaders are strong
enough to take responsibilities and
fair enough to share credits during success. School leaders must
give their teachers a chance for
improvement to do things on their own premise. Some teachers can
do both without the close supervision of the school heads, therefore
“trust” should be extended to them.
School leaders should practice
flexibility and adaptability so as to
be prepared in any situation or constraint. For them to be trustworthy, they need to know themselves
first before judging other people.
Know and understand themselves
for them to easily give their best to
their constituents. They should be
willing to share what their heart
desires for the betterment of the
Headline Gitnang Luzon • june 29, 2015
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readiness and explore measures to
achieve earthquake resilience.
BSP also stated that it ensures
‘disaster resilience of the banking sector through the issuance of
robust regulatory framework on
BCM as well as ongoing onsite and
offsite supervision of BCM processes of BSP-supervised financial
As early as 2001, the BSP required BSFIs to prepare comprehensive business continuity plans (BCPs) intended to
minimize disruption of core banking services and financial losses,
resume critical operations within
the shortest possible time, uphold consumer protection and
avoid systemic impact within
the financial services industry.’
BSP also released draft guidelines on BCM to the industry which
contains strategies and processes
to address risks and hazards arising from catastrophic events. It
also embarked on adopting a more
holistic approach to disaster recovery that would address interdependencies and linkages across the
sector as well as support the overarching objectives of the government to reduce the impact of such
disaster to infrastructure, economy, and the affected communities.
Groundwork for the establishment of working groups has also
been started by the central bank to
develop industry-level earthquake
preparedness and crisis management plans which shall include
protocols that can be quickly activated given a disaster scenario.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)
You could have difficulty getting your ideas across to others. Sometimes you have feelings of inadequacy
in matters that require logic or the use of your mental powers. Give yourself more credit! Your fear of being
left out or not being fully utilized in this life can be altered by jumping into change with both feet. Put your
thoughts into action. Some changes may not be appropriate for you but you will soon be able to judge. Emotionally, you are able to handle subject matters that many would never go near. You are ready, willing and able
to solve the vulnerable and sensitive issues. This amounts to a passion within you and can involve personal,
city or community matters at this time. Your patience and a listening attitude will take you far.
ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19)
You tend to take everything with great intensity. You are responsible to the extreme, always taking on obligations and pushing yourself to the limit. It is good that you are making time for exercise and taking care of your
health. This will maintain your focus and help you to reach each goal that you pursue. Confusion, however, will
take place this afternoon if you do not ask questions when there are unclear messages. You have the mind of
a lawyer, always able to size up a problem and come up with a solution. You may find yourself as a guide or
teacher to others today. You have an innate ability to guide and lead others through the hurdles and hassles of
life. This evening is a positive time to surround yourself with friends or family.
CANCER (JUN 22- JUL 22)
Regardless of the difficulties you may come across this day, the work you set out for yourself seems to be easily
completed. You like to work with words and ideas and have a natural appreciation for anything that is literary or
artistic. Perhaps a book is in the worksif you are looking for new work, you might look for work as an editor. Your
sense of balance, when it comes to matters of literary and intellectual taste, is very refined. You are painstaking
and deliberate when it comes to partnerships, lovers–relationships of all kinds. You tend toward long-lasting
friendships and are very loyal. You may find yourself counseling or helping a friend in crisis or working out sensitive issues this evening. You discover whatever is important.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 - JAN 19)
It is easy for you to work with those in authority today–those older and more experienced than you have
a lot to teach. You have a natural healing ability and may often find yourself lending a listening ear during
coffee time or the noon break. You have a natural ability to express yourself and handle emotions. There is an
opportunity to express your creative talents this afternoon. This may mean you are good at purchasing what
is needed for your department to run well. Others could be asking you to invest or hold their money. Thinking
about the future is a wise thing to do and financial planning is advised. Prepare yourself for the many changes
that you know will be taking place soon and enjoy the art of networking.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUN 21)
You are gregarious, even to the point of bringing out the performer in others. Today you may teach or guide
others in learning about their creative talent. If you are in a teaching position, you will be getting wonderful
awards for your technique. If you are in the business world, you may find yourself in a management position.
You somehow manage to find a creative environment or the creative in any environment. You are an instant
umbrella of warmth, friendship and self-expression. Your friends, partners and relationships mean a lot to
you. If you are in law enforcement you will have special ways of pointing the offender of the law into a more
positive direction. Your loved ones love to give you the compliments you deserve for your good works.
LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)
You are very creative and you may seek new ways to express yourself. You may want to work at remaking the
first impression you give to others as you meet in business meetings. You may have been thinking about this
for some time. If you are in real estate and people know your face, this might not be something you want to do.
For whatever reason you take this step, you are successful and may want to write about your experience with
this endeavor: how, why, what physical or psychological results. You may find that you feel more in control. A
faraway associate may seek your advice this afternoon. Figuring out difficult technical tasks all on your own
takes on a feeling of self-accomplishment. There is much mental busy work to do this day.
ARBOR DAY. City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago plants a fire
tree in observance of Arbor Day. With him are City Councilors Nelson Lingat
and BJ Lagman, among others. --CSF-CIO
PDEA STEPS UP... from Page 8
sulted from the conduct of (HIOs) and arrest of HVTs which denotes that for the year 2014 alone, PDEA was
able to prevent 549.70 kilos of shabu from being proliferated to communities.
“These achievements further signify that the government is on strategic track in prioritizing the conduct
of HIOs leading to the eventual arrests of HVTs and barangay and street-level pushers,” the PDEA chief
CIVIL REGISTRATION... from Page 8
pographical error in an entry and/or change the
first name or nickname in the civil register without need of a judicial order.
He also cited Republic Act 10172 that allows
further authorization of the City Civil Registrar
or the Consul to correct any clerical or typographical errors in the date and month of birth,
gender of a person appearing in the civil register
without further need of a judicial order.
For his part, Mayor EdSa encouraged all Fernandinos to avail of the services of the Civil
Registry Office as far as their need for official
documents or other related problems are concerned.•
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LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)
You may find yourself counseling or ministering to others. This may mean you will be helping or guiding
young people. Everything points to your taking the initiative. There is an opportunity to teach, lecture or
guide groups of people. You could feel great support from those around you, or circumstances could dictate
your taking action. This afternoon you could be shopping. There is a strong appreciation for things of value
and the idea of value itself. If you are buying an expensive item today and think you have a good buy, be sure
to compare prices. Having and appreciating things of beauty and value play a bigger role in your life. Provided
you do not spend it all on the fancy things that catch your eye, this can be a financially favorable period.
PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
The price of success could mean that the ideas and methods of communication you are happy with become ignored or set back. There is time to think a few things over for clarity. You could gain from whatever information you
get from subordinates or young people. There is an opportunity to take control and become more disciplined–a
chance to see your own solutions develop. You may find that your personal growth depends on how you can handle sensitive psychological material coming up this afternoon. You will benefit from analytical insights, getting to
the heart of things, penetrating. You make phone calls and visit neighbors this evening. Spending is very possible.
There is a basic drive to appreciate and taste life.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 - DEC. 21)
This is a great time to listen to what others are saying. This also seems to be the day for tending to unfinished
business and paperwork–personal or professional. If you are a teacher, perhaps it is time to give a surprise
quiz. You make lasting impressions and you generate positive incentives with the few words and thoughts you
share with students, co-workers or friends. Walking this afternoon is healthy and helpful in forming new plans
or sorting through your experiences of the day. A garage sale idea comes to mind and you may check with a
friend to combine the effort. This friend or a loved one may offer assistance. You make sense of what you want
to charge and what you want to keep. What are you going to buy with the money you will get for your effort?
SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)
Your neighborhood is changing and you may decide to look into serving on the city council or at the least, to
attend a few meetings. You will make a positive difference but you must get a team together to take a poll on
what the neighbors and you might enjoy for your neighborhood in the future. Throughout your workday your
thoughts may stray toward just who and how many would want to join you with this endeavor. Group meetings, answering questions and conducting business in a most positive and professional way bring this day to
a successful conclusion. Ideas and interaction with an older generation will have good results. You impress
others as intelligent and personal while visiting with neighbors this evening.
TAURUS (APR. 20-MAY 20)
You could be at the attention of superiors in your workplace this week. You have special talents that others are
interested in, and they have requested your expertise. With this good compliment you could request a bonus,
particularly if you are loaned out to another department. Your expectations are reasonable and you may be ready
to move into new surroundings soon. You are a natural architect and builder in the way that you are able to use
your mind to make decisions regarding matters of form and function. For you, the goal and the way to get to it are
the same thing. You can definitely bring more passion to your love life this evening through the sharing of ideas
for your future together. Consider purchasing lake property.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22)
You could be presented with the unexpected today; however, your lawyer-type mind will be able to quickly
size up most any problem in order to find a solution. Using your mind to negotiate obstacles and handle dilemmas–whether they are yours or not–is a great talent. You can look at a customer’s file and understand exactly
what is needed–the customer may have a whole different idea of his or her needs. If other employees could
work with your system in mind, a client might be more likely to allow help to come first and questions later.
You may find yourself involved in your favorite pastime this afternoon–conversations. Enjoy some laughter.
A young person comes to you with a joke and while you are at the dog park you run into someone you know.
june 29, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
DROUGHT... from Page 1
According to Pagasa, the country
could be in for a long, dry haul this year,
as it is facing up to six straight months of
drought and a maximum four consecutive months of dry spell during 2015’s
second semester after experiencing
scorching heat earlier this year.
Metro Manila, Ilocos Sur, La Union,
Pangasinan, Bataan, Tarlac, Cavite and
Laguna provinces will also likely experience a three-month dry spell, Pagasa
“Such forecast will most likely come
true,” said PAGASA senior weather specialist Anthony Lucero.
Over 60 percent reduction from average rainfall can be expected in droughtstricken areas, said Lucero, as he urged
the public to conserve water and prepare
for the dry months ahead.
“Our forecast rainfall towards the
year’s end doesn’t look good particularly
for the Visayas and Mindanao,” he said.
Bolstering such forecast is below-normal rainfall already occurring in various
areas of the country, he noted.
Latest data indicate the drought-driving El Niño phenomenon that’s already
in progress can possibly further intensify this year from “moderate” to “strong”
and persist until early 2016, Lucero said.
Such intensification will likely approximate the 1997-1998 El Niño that
ravaged the country, he noted.
He said El Nino’s development at present is already comparable to its 19971998 counterpart.
Experts already identified the 19971998 El Niño as the strongest of its kind
to affect the country during the 20th
Data from PAGASA this week indicate
neither drought nor dry spell will affect
several provinces during the second semester of 2015.
Those provinces are Batanes in Luzon
and Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Davao Oriental, Surigao
del Sur and Lanao del Sur all in Mindanao.
Citing results of its rainfall analysis,
however, PAGASA said provinces facing
six straight months of drought from July
to December this year are the Visayas’
Leyte and Southern Leyte as well as
Mindanao’s South Cotabato, Sarangani,
Sultan Kudarat, Basilan, Maguindanao
The agency also forecast five months
of drought from August to December
this year in Luzon’s Isabela and Camarines Norte provinces as well as the
Visayas’ Guimaras, Negros Occidental,
Negros Oriental, Cebu and Biliran provinces.
Four months of drought from September to December is forecast for Luzon’s
Aurora, Batangas, Quezon, Occidental
Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro and Romblon provinces and the Visayas’ Aklan,
Antique, Capiz and Iloilo provinces, PAGASA continued.
PAGASA further said provinces under
threat from four consecutive months of
dry spell beginning September 2015 are
Luzon’s Marinduque, Camarines Sur,
Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon
provinces; the Visayas’ Siquijor, Northern Samar and Western Samar provinces
and Mindanao’s Bukidnon, Compostela
Valley, Davao, Davao del Sur and Cotabato provinces.
Three straight months of dry spell
from October to December 2015 will
likely hit Luzon’s entire Cordillera Administrative Region and the provinces
of Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya,
Quirino, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Rizal, Palawan and Albay; the Visayas’ Eastern Samar province as well as
Mindanao’s Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and
Misamis Occidental provinces, PAGASA
For 2015, PAGASA likewise expects
the dry spell in Bohol province from July
to September and in Surigao del Norte
from September to November.
Between 21 percent to 60 percent reduction from average rainfall can be expected in areas under the dry spell, said
PAGASA noted drought and the dry
spell already affected over 30 provinces
nationwide this year.
“It’s good the rainy season commenced so we expect conditions to
slightly improve,” said Lucero.
He said people must take advantage of
the rainy season and save water as this
wet period will prevail until around September only.
“We expect the country to experience
a long, dry period afterwards,” he said.
Earlier this week, PAGASA announced
onset of the country’s rainy season this
year after rainfall data from its stations
warranted this action.
Intermittent to continuous rains and
thunderstorms associated with southwest wind flow will affect Metro Manila
and other areas in the country’s western
portion, PAGASA also said.
Despite El Nino, PAGASA forecast an
average 11 to 16 tropical cyclones (TCs)
within the Philippine Area of Responsibility during the June-December 2015
Of such number, Lucero said PAGASA
expects one TC this month, three to five
TCs in July, two to four TCs in each of
August and September, two to three TCs
in October, one to two TCs in November
and zero to one TC in December.
PAGASA said occurrence of El Nino
doesn’t reduce number of TCs expected
in the country.
El Nino affects TCs’ intensity and direction, however, PAGASA clarified.
“Very strong” TCs are possible later
this year, noted PAGASA.
TCs during El Nino tend to recurve
northwards instead of crossing the country, PAGASA added. (PNA)•
Rojas also stressed that all PCSO
funds come from the number games such
as lotto, STL, sweepstakes and other
“Wala pong natatanggap na pondo
ang aming opisina mula sa national
government. Kami po ay isang revenue
generating agency. Lahat ng ipinamamahagi ng PCSO para sa ambulansya,
medical assistance, hospital endowment fund, gamot, calamity assistance,
medical equipment at napakarami pang
social welfare programs ng PCSO ay
galing po sa number digit games,” he
Mamba, meanwhile, proudly announced that the PCSO’s medical assistance nationwide went up to P18 million
a day from its previous P4-million a day
Mamba said this became possible
since they’re determined to totally eradicate corruption in their institution. Atty. Francisco Joaquin III, for his
part, vowed that all municipalities and
district hospitals would be provided an
The event coincided with the blessing
of the vehicles and the Orientation of Infectious Diseases project of the Department of Health, together with the pro-
vincial government, Provincial Health
Office (PHO) and Provincial Disaster
Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).
Meanwhile, the eight district hospital recipients of the ambulances include
Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial General Hospital; Romana Pangan District
Hospital; Ricardo P. Rodriguez Hospital
in Bulaon and its annex in Bacolor; Escolastica Romero District Hospital; Domingo B. Flores District Hospital; Jose
Songco Lapid District Hospital; and San
Luis District Hospital.
The orientation addressed the causes
and prevention of infectious diseases
like TB, Dengue, HIV, MERS-Cov and
Ebola alongside with the different Philhealth Benefit Packages.
Seen in the event were Board Members Rosve Henson, Cherry Manalo, Ricardo Yabut, Mayor Emmanuel “Bon”
Alejandrino, DoH Regional Director Dr.
Leonita Gorgolon, Provincial Health Office Head Dr. Marcelino Jaochico, DoH
representatives, chiefs-of-hospitals of
different district hospitals, nurses and
medical technologists, barangay health
workers of the four districts, barangay
officials and Capitol’s department heads,
lege to hear your comments on BBL as far
as legislation is concerned,” the PCL said
in its invitation letter, signed by its president, ex-officio Board Member Michael
Marcos granted the request, saying
that it is his duty to keep the public informed about the BBL.
“As chairman of the Senate Committee
on Local Government, it is my mandate to
explain to the people matters of great importance,” he said.•
AMBULANCES... from Page 1
tulong nya sa lahat ng mga may sakit sa
Maynila at sa Pampanga umabot na po
ng mahigit isang daang milyon. At bilang
utang na loob po ng kapitolyo, ni Gov.
Pineda, Vice-governor Dennis Pineda at
ang Sangguniang Panlalawigan, humingi po ako ng sampung milyon para
hindi na kayo pumila sa Maynila, lalaki
ang opisina sa Pampanga, pagagawa po
natin sila ng opisina sa San Fernando,”
the governor said.
Provincial Administrator Atty. Andres Pangilinan, Jr. also expressed his
admiration to the PCSO.
“Our people along with our district
hospitals will highly appreciate this charitable act. We want to assure the honorable General Manager of the PCSO Atty.
Ferdinand Rojas as well as the board of
directors, that these ambulances will be
taken cared of,” Atty. Pangilinan said.
According to Rojas, their partnership
with the LGUs is manifested under the
PCSO’s Ambulance Division Program.
He said every LGU can request for an
ambulance every five years.
First- to 3rd-class municipalities
could have a 60-40 cost sharing scheme,
while 4th- to 6th-class municipalities
can get an outright 100% donation, it
BONGBONG MARCOS... from Page 1
councilors on the BBL.”
“As the lead senator working on the
BBL, we believe that you can educate us
and share your insights on the BBL’s impact to the majority of Filipinos, including
Kapampangans. Also, it would be a privi-
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MORE TREES... from Page 2
the bravery of Magat Salamat, a tribal
chieftain and son of Lakandula from
the coastal area of Bulacan, who together with an army of seaborne warriors, renounced and fought Spanish
forces in 1561.
Pockets of uprisings, like those in
Real de Kakarong in Pandi where the
Republic of Kakaraong was born, also
tells of the courage and patriotism of
Bulakenyo soldiers, Alvarado added.
The governor, however, emphasized
that the formal surrender of Spanish
military forces in Bulacan took place
on June 24, 1898 in Bulakan town-then the capital of the province.
“It was a glorious day for our province as our young hero, Lt. Col. Gregorio del Pilar, together with a small
army of Bulakenyo revolutionaries,
gallantly fought the more superior
Spanish soldier and forced them to officially surrender their control not only
of the town of Bulakan but the whole
province ” he said.
He stressed the importance of that
day because it shows that Bulakenyos
will not vow easily from any invaders.
“The revolution that was sprinkled with blood should be engraved
on the heart by the new generation of the Bulakenyos,” he added.
The event was also highlighted with
a historical lecture by history professor Dr. Jaime A. Veneracion, chairman
of Samahang Pangkasaysayan ng Bulacan (SAMPAKA) on the significant
events that led to the inauguration of
the First Philippine Republic in Malolos.
Veneracion told students that Katipuneros from Cavite was then espousing a dictatorial form of government
and also want a monarchial form of
But when Aguinaldo brought his
army to Bulacan, the home of the three
republics, and saw the greatness of Del
Pilar and other Bulakenyo freedom
fighters, he agreed to have a republican form of government.
A re-enactment of the surrender of
Spanish military forces to the young
General Del Pilar and his band of revolutionaries was also held at the plaza of
the Catholic church in Bulakan town,
where the triumph of the Bulakenyo
freedom fighters took place 117 years
OUTSTANDING SOLDIERS... from Page 2
tro Austria PAF and Staff Sergeant
Adriano Luzong Reginales, Jr. PAF
are the winners from the Philippine
Air Force. Meanwhile, Major Jonna
Dalida Dalaguit MC, from the Technical Administrative Services.
The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers is an annual search jointly undertaken by the Rotary Club of Makati
Metro and the Metrobank Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the AFP.
The search aims to honor the men
and women of the Philippine Army,
Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Forces and the Technical Services who
served as models of excellence, professionalism, integrity and nobility
in the military service. (MFI)•
VOLUME IV • NO. 09• JUNE 29, 2015 • MONDAY
Subic visitor arrivals hit
1-M mark in 2013-2014
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – For two successive years, Subic Bay
Freeport is the No. 1
destination in the Central Luzon as visitor
arrivals here breached
the one-million mark in
2013 and 2014.
The Freeport, in a
certificate from the Department of Tourism
(DoT) - Region III, was
cited for having “consistently topped the list of
most visited places in
the region for two consecutive years”.
DoT regional director
Ronaldo Tiotuico said
that Subic “obtained the
highest number of regional travellers, both
local and foreign, in the
entire Central Luzon
region from 2013-2014
based on reports submitted by accommodation establishments in
all the seven provinces
and two special economic zones in the re-
“We are very much
elated by this development. It speaks well not
only of the efforts of
our tourism team and
the rest of our agency,
but also of the support
and cooperation of our
and the entire Freeport
community,” Subic Bay
(SBMA) chairman and
Garcia said that
aside from being the
No. 1 destination in the
region, Subic has continued to live up to its
title as “Premier Convention Capital of Central Luzon”, which was
bestowed by the DoT in
“The number of conventions here has grown
by 150 percent from
2013 to 2014, with a
of 94 percent in the
number of participants
for the same period,” he
Subic also enjoyed
the highest hotel occupancy rate in Central
Luzon at 69 percent last
year, compared to the
regional average of 62
Equally notable is
the Freeport’s sustained
growth as the country’s triathlon, sailing
and theme park capital.
DUCK, COVER AND HOLD. students, teachers and administrative members of Camachiles National High School in Mabalacat City hold an
earthquake drill initiated by the Mabalacat City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council. --MABALACAT CIO PHOTO
CSF conducts convention
on civil registration
By Marna Dagumboydel Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – More than
300 participants from
birthing stations, solemnizing officers and
funeral parlors attended the 2nd Convention
of Partners in Civil
Registration held at the
Mini Convention Hall
on June 26.
Leading the event
was City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago, to-
gether with City Administrator
City Civil Registry Officer Rimando Umali,
of Civil Registrars Region III President and
Mabalacat City Civil
Registry Officer Victor Terry Medina and
Marlene Vergara of the
According to Umali,
the meet was aimed to
train and educate partners of the City Civil
Registry Office on up-
dated laws that may be
applicable when dealing with errors in documents.
“Dapat malaman ng
mga partners natin ang
mga bagong batas na
sa pagsasaayos ng anumang kamalian sa mga
dokumento,” he said.
Umali cited Republic
Act 9048 or the Clerical Error Law that authorizes the city or municipal civil registrar
or the consul general to
correct a clerical or tycivil registration... PAGE 6
PDEA steps up
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –
The Philippine Drug Enforcement
Agency (PDEA) vowed to step up
its high-impact operations (HIOs)
to get more high-value targets
“These targeted drug personalities had already been identified,
and their arrests would only be a
matter of time,” PDEA Director
General Undersecretary Arturo G.
Cacdac, Jr. said.
PDEA has shifted its operational thrusts towards the neutralization of high-value targets involved
in illegal drug activities. The agency also targets specific street level
pushers classified as HVTs, which
include foreigners, government officials and employees, priority drug
personalities and celebrities.
“PDEA, in collaboration with
law enforcement agencies, has
launched anti-drug operations of
greater degree to dismantle clandestine shabu laboratories, chemical warehouses, drug dens and shabu tiangges, eradicate marijuana
plantation sites, prevent drug trafficking in airports and seaports,
and confiscate high-volume of dangerous drugs and eventually arrest
the HVTs under our radar,” Cacdac
Last year, out of the total 2,034
anti-drug operations conducted by
PDEA, 189 or 9.29 percent were
high-impact operations, and 1,845
or 90.71 percent were operations
addressing street-level concerns.
Further, out of 2,161 total drug personalities arrested, 1,050 or 48.59
percent were high-value targets,
and 1,111 or 51.41 percent were
street-level drug personalities.
PDEA also said that the same
accomplishments would show that
the conduct of high-impact operations and arrest of high-value targets resulted to the seizure of the
far larger chunk of shabu seized for
Out of the total 551.85 kilos of
shabu seized by PDEA nationwide,
549.70 kilos or 99.61 percent repdea steps up...PAGE 6
CIVIL REGISTRY CONVENTION.
City Civil Registry Officer Rimando Umali
leads the seminar on laws in connection with
typographical errors on documents during
the 2nd City of San Fernando Convention
of Partners in Civil Registration. Looking on
is Philippine Association of Civil Registrars
Region III President and Mabalacat City
Civil Registry Officer Victor Terry Medina, and
Marlene Vergara of the Philippine Statistics
Authority. --CSF-CIO PHOTO