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DepEd-Pampanga receives new vehicles from Capitol
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SBMA, private firms ink pact
for mangrove reforestation
news...page 2
NFA-Bataan has mobile
procurement team
VOLUME IV • NO. 22
JULY 16, 2015
THURSDAY
business...page 3
On approval of supplemental budget
Porac execs appeal: ‘Set
aside personal interests’
• Gov’s health and education programs derailed
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
PORAC, PAMPANGA – This town’s officials are appealing to the mem-
bers of the opposition in the town council, including Councilor and exofficio Board Member Mike Tapang, to set aside “much politicking and
personal interests” for the benefit of their constituents. porac execs... PAGE 7
PARIS PHOTO PRIZE. Kapampangan award-winning photographer Ruston Banal, who is now in France,
poses with Hossein Farmani, one of the most influential
people in the contemporary world of photography. Banal’s
photo ‘Kuraldal’ won in the travel and tourism category of
the Prix de la Photographie, Paris or Px3.
--CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Award-winning photographer
to claim PX3 award in France
CITY OF SAN FER- can now be appreciated
NANDO – Multi- more by an internationawarded Kapampangan al audience because of
photographer Ruston the award.
TURN-OVER. Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda presents the key of the new service vehicle to Pampanga Schools Superintendent
Banal, who will be
Banal, whose “Kuraldal”
Leonardo Zapanta. The governor is joined by Provincial Administrator Atty. Andres Pangilinan Jr. and Chief of Staff Olga Frances Dizon.
photo won in the travel visiting Kapampangan
--JUN JASO
and tourism category of communities while in
the Prix de la Photog- France, also said the
raphie, Paris” (Px3), is event is an opportunity
now in France to claim to expand his skills in
photography.
his award.
“I can also learn from
According to Banal,
the award is a testa- other master photograment that photos with phers from other counKapampangan cultural tries,” he said.
By Angelique DC Tuazon
vehicles for the Department of Ed- vehicles – an SUV and a multiParis Photography
themes “can share the
ucation (DepEd) Pampanga Divi- purpose vehicle – are worth P1.94
stage in international Prize (Px3), one of the
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – sion Office at the Capitol Grounds million.
competitions with pho- most important EuroU2 Bldg.,
Dolores,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Governor Highway,
Lilia “Nanay”Brgy.
G. Pineda,
yesterday.
Dr. Leonardo D. Zapanta,
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photography
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tos from all over the 2nd
together
with
Provincial
AdminisAs address:
stated in the
records of the Pampanga DepEd superintendent,
Tel/Fax No.:
(045) 455-0781,
[email protected]
petitions,
was founded 0918-560-1861, 0918-333-9494 • Email
world”.
trator Atty. Andres S. Pangilinan, General Services Office headed lauded the governor for her unHis photo, he said,
banal...pagE 7
Jr., led the turnover of two service by Engr. Olimpio Pangan, the said
new vehicles... PAGE 7
DepEd-Pampanga receives
new vehicles from Capitol
For your construction needs: Quality Gravel G-1, Gravel 3/4, Sub-base, Base Course
2nd Floor U2 Bldg., Mc-Arthur Highway, Brgy. Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Tel/Fax No.: (045) 455-0781, 0918-560-1861, 0918-333-9494 • Email address: [email protected]
2 NEWS
Headline Gitnang Luzon • juLY 16, 2015
SBMA, private firms ink pact for mangrove reforestation
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT –
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has successfully
harnessed the support of the
private sector in implementing
a project to restore mangrove
forests here and increase public
awareness on the importance of
mangrove ecosystems.
SBMA chairman Roberto
Garcia said that five business
locators here and two schools
from as far as Manila and La
Union, have already participated in the agency’s mangrove
restoration program since it was
launched by the SBMA Ecology
Center early this year.
The program has resulted in
the planting of about 300 man-
grove propagules, as well as a
total of 130 nipa seedlings, with
survival rates averaging at 70
percent in most planting areas
in the Subic Bay Freeport.
Garcia said the program has
gained much support from local
stakeholders and visitors because the reforestation project
is complemented by an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign to
help increase public appreciation of mangroves and their role
in biodiversity.
“Once people learn that
mangroves are not just putrid
swampy areas, but in fact, serve
as home and breeding places
for a large variety of fish, crab,
shrimp and shells, they volunteer their help in planting and
cleaning the mangrove areas
here,” Garcia said.
“And because of the importance of mangroves not only
in food production, but also in
coastal protection and tourism,
we hope to engage more and
more companies and private
groups in keeping the mangroves in Subic healthy and
well,” the SBMA official added.
Since February this year,
the SBMA Ecology Center has
undertaken several mangrove
planting, cleanups, IEC tours,
and species identification projects in partnership with companies and schools,” said Rhea
Jane Mallari, a senior forest
management specialist of the
SBMA Ecology Center.
These include the Interna-
tional School of Manila, which
planted “busain” and “piapi”
species of mangrove; Subic
Golf, which planted nipa seedlings for erosion control; Aikon
Subic and Orica, which both
undertook planting and IEC activities; Petron Corporation and
Hitachi Mechatronics, both for
planting and cleanup; and Don
Mariano Marcos State University in La Union, which planted
mangrove and helped in species
identification and phenology.
The participants also donated
tools and equipment, and some
seed bags used in the planting
activities.
Mallari said that most of the
trees planted by the program
participants had survived, although the Ecology Center and
its partners “are still in the process of learning the best practices in mangrove restoration”.
“There is so much to be done,
and in this regard, we are seeking more partners and supporters to help us establish and
operate a mangrove nursery,”
Malari said.
Lilia Alcazar, chief of the
SBMA Ecology Center’s Protected Area Division, said the
nursery project is important because nursery-raised mangrove
seedlings have better-established root systems, and hence,
higher survival rates.
The Center is also hoping
for assistance in patrolling the
mangrove areas here to discourage encroachment and inmangrove... Page 7
School to hold seminar
on raising modern kids
By Butch Gunio PILAR, Bataan –
The Bataan Christian
School (BCS) will be
holding a parenting
seminar dubbed “Raining 21st Century Kids”.
Daniel R. Bawan, instructor at Bataan Peninsula State University
and Wesleyan Technological Seminar, will
serve as main speaker.
The seminar will be
held at BCS covered
court in Barangay Pani-
lao, this town. To get the views and
opinions of the parents,
there will be question
and answer portion. The oath taking of
BCS Parent Teacher
Fellowship (PTF) will
also be held after the
conduct of the seminar.
A joint program of
BCS and BCS PTF, the
seminar was originally
scheduled last Friday but did not push
through due to bad
weather. •
Comelec fines 5,000 erring
candidates in 2013 elections
MANILA – The Commission on Elections
(Comelec) is set to slap
administrative
fines
against close to 5,000
candidates during the
2013 National and Local
Elections for failure to
file their Statements of
Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE).
In a statement, the
poll body will be filing administrative fines
against 4,667 candidates, including incumbent elected officials in
violation of the Republic
Act (RA) 7166.
Comelec
Chairman
Andres Bautista said
that the administrative
fines amounted to Php
52,300,518.00.
“The slapping of fines
on these erring candidates shows the resolve
of the COMELEC to
strictly enforce campaign finance laws, rules
and regulations,” he
said.
Comelec Resolution
No. 9939, promulgated
on April 6, 2015, listed
down the scale of administrative fines for
candidates and parties
who failed to file their
SOCEs.
It added the National
Parties and candidates
for senatorial positions
will be fined Php 30,000
for first offense and Php
60, 000 for second offense.
On the other hand,
candidates for House of
Representatives
(Legislative Districts), City
Mayors and City ViceMayors will be fined Php
comelec fines... Page 7
HERITAGE VIEW. Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan poses with the newly elected Board of Trustees for Kuliat Foundation Inc., namely Radimir Gomez, Mancio Suarez, Philip Torres, Erlinda Cruz, Theresa Valdez, Geena Dycaico, Marco Nepomuceno,
Eloisa Narciso, Chuck Gueco, Alex Ocampo and Dennis Dizon, in front of the Holy Rosary Parish Church. The foundation is a nonstock, non-profit organization working for the preservation of Angeles City’s history, culture and traditions. --AC-CIO PHOTO
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province: PAMPANGA
City/Municipality: ARAYAT
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
In compliance with the publication requirement and
pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative
Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is
hereby served to the public that RACQUEL SANCHEZ
MANALUS 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 RIAH SANCHEZ MANALUS
born on AUGUST 09, 2001 at Arayat, Pampanga and
whose parents are AHL MANALUS and RACQUEL
SANCHEZ.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file
his written opposition with this Office not later than two
weeks upon publication.
ARBOR DAY ACTIVITY. NGCP employees plant a seedling during the company’s planting
activity in support of Arbor Day. --BUTCH GUNIO
(Sgd) GRETA P. DE ALA
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: July 16 & 23, 2015
juLY 16, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
BUSINESS 3
DHL, IMG invite
designers to go
global with
DHL Exported
MONITORING. DTI-Bataan Consumer Protection Division OIC Connie Sanico inspects the prices of commodities in a supermarket in the province. DTI
Bataan is regularly monitoring the prices of basic and prime commodities in public markets and supermarkets. --BUTCH GUNIO
NFA-Bataan has mobile
procurement team
By Butch Gunio
BALANGA CITY – The National Food Authority (NFA)
Bataan has a mobile procurement team that purchases palay from local farmers. “We have a mobile procurement team that goes to farmers in the province to purchase palay,” said NFA Bataan
Manager Adelaida Nuestro.
“Farmers need not go to our
office to transact. We will be
the ones going to them,” added the NFA Bataan manager. “We pay the farmers right
there and haul the palay,” she
added.
Nuestro said they are purchasing palay at P17 per kilogram with incentives.
“When there is abundant
supply during harvest, the
tendency is that commercial
traders peg the price of palay
at a lower price. We are offering an option to farmers,” she
explained.
“Of course, we will not hinder the farmers to sell their
palay to private traders offering higher price especially
during times when supply is
scarce”, she clarified.
Nuestro also assured that
there is enough supply of rice
in the province.
“I assure the people of
Bataan that there is sufficient supply of rice. We have
enough stock, and we have
already prepared for the lean
months”, she said.•
MANILA – DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, along with
IMG, recently announced during
THE Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Berlin, the launch of Cycle Two of
DHL Exported – a program that
supports the fashion industry worldwide.
This unique program was first
launched last year and helped four
designers from various countries
successfully grow their businesses
and brands internationally. DHL
Exported provides an opportunity
for designers who are established in
their local market and gaining momentum internationally, to expand
their global footprint via a show at
one of the world’s most influential
fashion week events.
“DHL Exported has been a real
success. We are happy to see that
this program has truly assisted some
very talented designers in breaking down international barriers and
taking their brands to new markets.
As the most international company
in the world, we are committed to
helping businesses of all sizes grow.
We look forward to receiving applications from designers around
the world and making their journey
to international trade a successful
one,” said Arjan Sissing, Senior Vice
President Corporate Brand Marketing, Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Until July 31, designers from
around the world can submit their
application package for Cycle Two of
dhl exported... Page 7
Pag-IBIG adopts memberfriendly IT-based strategies
MANILA – The Home Development
Mutual
Fund
(HDMF), also known as PagIBIG Fund, has adopted various IT-based strategies to
provide ease to its members
and further improve collections.
“We are happy that PagIBIG’s efforts to regularly remind member-borrowers’ to
pay their monthly obligations
on-time have been widely accepted by Pag-IBIG members,
resulting in the reduction of
past due accounts,” HDMF
President Darlene Marie Berberabe said.
Among the strategies adopted by Pag-IBIG to help
member-borrowers pay their
housing loans on time include: tele-collection service,
the utilization of email and
text-blasts, and outsourcing
of courier services for the delivery of monthly billing statements.
Berberabe said the telecollection service proved to
be the most effective method,
with Pag-IBIG directly crediting the reduction of delinquent accounts.
With tele-collection, PagIBIG hopes to prevent housing loan accounts that are 31
to 90 days past due from being tagged as non-performing
loans.
Further, Berberabe said
Pag-IBIG also tapped the
services of collection agencies (CAs) for non-performing
loans or accounts that have
not been paid for three consecutive months.
“The tele-collection service significantly reduced
the number of accounts endorsed to collection agencies.
From an average of 4,793 in
2014, endorsements to CAs
have gone down to 2,572 as
of March of this year or a reduction of almost 50 percent.
This means that more member-borrowers are now paying
on-time,” Berberabe said.
Berberabe pointed out that
the cooperation of Pag-IBIG
members is very important. She said that on-time payments will not only ensure
the eventual legal ownership
of the member-borrowers to
the properties subject of their
pag-ibig adopts... Page 7
PRC LOGISTICS CENTER. Philippine Red Cross chairman Dick Cordon (2nd from R) leads the inauguration of
PRC Logistics and Training Center in Cubi Point, Subic Bay Freeport. He is sandwiched between Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia
(R) and SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia. --BUTCH GUNIO
CLN opens newly revamped store in Clark
CLARK FREEPORT – Colorful and fashionable shoes
are back, with the newly revamped CLN Clark store.
From comfortable f lats to
f lattering wedges, CLN has
everything one needs to take
style to a whole new level this
season.
CLN offers a unique and exclusive selection of reasonably
priced shoes, garments, bags
and accessories that surely
complements young and adult
shoppers.
Step in style this season
with their newest collection of
candy-colored hues and feminine shades for fresh and effortless look perfect for any
occasion.
Visit CLN stores now and be
the first to wear their latest
statement pieces.•
4 OPINION
Headline Gitnang Luzon • juLY 16, 2015
EDITORIAL
Derailed
PORAC officials do not seem to see
eye to eye particularly on the approval
of the town’s supplemental budget –
which is detrimental to the delivery of
services to the townspeople.
These services include the health
and education programs of Gov. Lilia
Pineda.
Both Mayor Carling Dela Cruz
and Vice Mayor Dexter David are appealing to fellow officials Councilor
and ex-officio Board Member Mike
Tapang and four other councilors –
Regine Clarete, Remberto Lapid, Rafael Canlapan and Ronaldo Gamboa
– to set aside politics and think about
the welfare of the townspeople.
The said officials are allegedly delaying the approval of the supplemental budget requested by the mayor for
projects on health care service, peace
and order and education.
If there is an ongoing rift between
the town’s officials on such a grave issue, what do you think would happen
to the town itself? There would be no
services rendered if they keep having
these disagreements.
And what about the Governor’s
projects for Porac? She has asked Porac officials to purchase a lot where a
“bigger” local police office and Bureau
of Fire Protection (BFP) building will
be built. Construction will be funded
by the Governor, while the lot will be
the town’s counterpart for the facility,
which Nanay is pushing to maintain
peace and order in the town.
Other pro-people projects will be
derailed, according to the mayor and
vice mayor, if the approval of the supplemental budget is left hanging.
We have yet to hear from the town’s
other officials on the issue, and we
are expecting a statement from them
anytime soon. Projects for the town
should be delivered. The people of Porac deserve as much.
Hike on oil taxes
F
IVE years from now, the Philippines is expected to raise taxes
on petroleum products which
could mean endless bout of oil price
increases. The transportation industry and unsuspecting Filipino people
will again bear the brunt of the looming issue.
Expect the militant transport
groups to raise a howl of protests, increase in the price of basic commodities, increase in jeepney and tricycle
long-term projects such as revisiting
fuel and taxation reforms during the
crucial period.
Among others, lowering income
and corporate taxes could help broaden the tax base, according to World
Bank Philippines economist Rogier
van den Brink. He also mentioned
revising real property
tax to aid in the government’s revenue-collection
efforts.
Uh-oh, not again.
Talk about excise tax on
aviation fuel. Emirates
Airlines of Dubai had
been citing this “excise
tax” as inimical to the
continued operations of
the flights at the Clark
International Airport,
which they left anyway.
Arnel San Pedro
Emirates however had
been fighting for a third
price outlook is highly uncertain; but a substantial part of the daily flight in Manila. Talk about
oil-price decline is expected to persist double talk.
Former Budget Secretary Benjainto the medium term. Future markets imply an increase in Brent oil min Diokno said the “biggest loser”
prices to some $75 a barrel in 2020, in the decline in oil prices will be
but recent experience—including the the Philippine government, because
Brent price rally to about $65 a bar- taxes on oil and oil products will also
rel in April—suggests there may be decline. “Increasing excise taxes are
considerable volatility around this up- necessary.”
So there, increase the taxes and
ward trend.”
To minimize the burden of this further bury Juan De la Cruz six feet
instability, the IMF has urged oil below the ground. That’s saying burimporters to spend their savings on den the Filipino people.•
this view.
The International Monetary Fund
expects oil prices to hit $75 per barrel
by 2020. So, the country still has five
years to do anything it can to save on
fuel imports and adjust their petroleum taxes. The IMF however noted
that there is unpredictability in its
forecast – so the Philippine
government should do all it
can to save on fuel imports.
Said the IMF: “The oil-
“The International Monetary Fund
expects oil prices to hit $75 per barrel by
2020. So, the country still has five years
to do anything it can to save on fuel imCheck and
ports and adjust their petroleum taxes.” Balance
fares and increase in airline tickets.
Expect foreign airlines to shun the
Philippines because of the skyrocketing excise tax on petroleum products.
This increase will be shouldered by
the travellers anyway. This early, Neda Director General
and Economic Planning Secretary
Arsenio M. Balisacan noted that increasing excise taxes on petroleum
products will augment the shortfall
in customs revenues brought about by
lower pump prices. Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran has echoed
Crazy world
O
UR WORLD is crazier than we
think it is — and as much as I
don’t want to bring up this controversial issue, I feel necessitated by
the fact that young people nowadays
indeed yearn for our guidance and
concern. When news about an alleged
video scandal involving a 12-year-old child
star became the talk of
the town last week, the
immediate
reactions
include disbelief, disapproval, and later on, pity
for the young girl.
As it has always been
the case every time
a video scandal gets
leaked on the internet,
Michelle
curious netizens hideCatap-Lacson
ously spread it around
to satisfy all the nosey
online schmoozers, and while the said
leaked video needs to be verified if it
indeed involves the child actress, a
group of her fellow actors and actresses
turned to the social media sites and demanded for respect and privacy which
is somehow an implicit admission that
the girl on the video is indeed the ABSCBN child star. Most of us couldn’t care less but we
should actually start doing something
about this if we are going to look at it
on the perspective of morality and
child rights. As a netizen posted this
brief but very compelling reminder on
Facebook with the photo of child star
Andrea Brillantes and a caption of RA
7610, otherwise known as the Violence
Against Women and Children: “It’s only
funny until it happens to your mother
or sister.” True enough, maybe we should start thinking,
what if it was the other way
around and how would it feel
to be on their shoes? Unfair,
Brainwaves
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ter, and some for the worse. This recent
scandal which involves a young girl who
is not technically a teenager for that
matter is also a manifestation of the deteriorating moral and family values of
the Philippine society which may also
be highly attributed to the prevalence
of external influences from other countries specifically those from the western
portion of this world.
Honestly speaking, I have not yet
seen the said video. And even if I wanted to, I feel
that I can’t
take seeing
this young,
pretty
girl
doing something which
is not right
for her meager age. Is
this how modern and liberated our
young ones nowadays have become?
What could have driven these young
people to plunge themselves into these
things? I am speechless, clueless, and
maybe even hopeless.
If there’s one little thing that I can do
to maybe help alleviate this growing dilemma, I think that is reminding all the
parents and guardians of these young
adults who need love, attention, understanding, and acceptance for who they
are and what they want to be.•
“Without a doubt, the internet has
greatly influenced our lives that even
our morals and customary beliefs
have significantly changed, some for
the better, and some for the worse.”
right?
The world of the internet has become so pervasive in our everyday life
that we seem to feel incomplete without
browsing our social media accounts,
watching videos on Youtube, and many
other online activities which used to
be so cutting-edge and extraordinary
decades ago but are so mundane nowadays. Without a doubt, the internet has
greatly influenced our lives that even
our morals and customary beliefs have
significantly changed, some for the bet-
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juLY 16, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
On bicycle lanes
H
ERE’S good news for all ries. Majority of them pedal their way
cyclists, motorists and en- to work places in order to save on
vironmental advocates: a their transportation expenses. Some
law that will put bicycle lanes in all of them meanwhile opt to bike their
primary and secondary roads in the way to maintain a healthy lifestyle or
simply because of their passion for
country is in the offing.
House Bill No. 5810 or the Bicycle biking.
Saddening however is the fact that
Lane Act of 2015 seeks to ensure the
nearly 7,000 bikers all
safety of those who are usover the country were
ing bicycles as their modes
killed in the previous
of transportation or simply
year when they got
their forms of exercise or
involved in road accileisure.
ACT-CIS PartyList Representative Samuel Pagdilao has authored the
proposed bills aimed at
providing solutions to
bicycle-related
accidents
which have been noted to
be increasing. The said act, Alvin H. Arceo
should it become a law,
shall ensure road safety to
bicycle riders as well as motorized ve- dents.
Some of these bikers were victims
hicle users on primary and secondary
of hit-and-run incidents and still deroads in the country.
Pagdilao, who is the Vice Chairman mand justice to this date. They were
of the House Committee on Public either sideswiped, ran over by speedOrder and Safety, highlights the safe- ing vehicles or simply hit by vehicles
ty of bikers especially the members of including motorcycles on the road.
It can be noted that there has been
the labor force who are using bicycles
a previous clamor for the establishin going to their workplaces.
As per statistics, there is about 87 ment of bicycle lanes particularly
percent of the Philippine labor force from biking communities, enthusior nearly 40 million Filipinos who asts and environmentalists as well.
would choose a bicycle as their pri- Biking communities include bicycle
groups, associations or federations
mary mode of transportation.
Many of these biker-workers are that are engaged in biking either as a
construction workers, messengers hobby, leisure or sports activity.
We see these kinds of bikers on
and other workers with meager sala-
As of this
writing
S
roads especially during weekends
with their racer, mountain or hybrid
bikes. During summer, we see a lot of
them going to interesting places particularly in the countryside.
In addition to the benefits of having bicycle lanes for laborers using
these as their “horses” in going to
their workplaces, environmental advocates particularly those who bat
for clean air, would be delighted with
this legislative proposal because this
will encourage the public to use bicycles.
Bicycles do not
emit smoke just as
motorized vehicles
and motorcycles
do. These harmful gases evidently
poison the air. If
bicycles would be
made more popular because of the said law, there
would be a reduction of toxic fumes
in the air.
Further, riding a bicycle is very
good exercise for the body. Bikers are
proven to be in tiptop shape because
of their pedaling activities.
With the bicycle lanes around, we
can expect cleaner air, more people
with healthy lifestyles and modest
travel to places.
“If bicycles would be made
more popular because of
the said law, there would
be a reduction of toxic
fumes in the air.”
•••
This writer welcomes other views,
comments, and reactions. You may
send your message at 0908-1403230.•
Hamon sa susunod na pangulo ng bansa
A NAKALIPAS na pagpupulong ng Regional Development
Council ng Gitnang Luzon
(RDC-3), nagpahayag ng hamon
ang mga opisyal at mga miyembro
ng nasabing konseho sa susunod na
Pangulo ng ating bansa ukol sa lalong ikasusulong ng nasabing rehiyon sa mga darating pang mga taon.
Sinabi ni Bulacan Governor at
RDC-3 Chairman
Wilhelmino SyAlvarado na
nararapat lamang na bigyan prayoridad at pansin
ang pagsusulong ng pagunlad sa Gitnang Luzon ng
sinumang magiging susunod na pinakamataas na
lider ng ating bansa.
Ayon sa kanya, nararapat lamang
na maglatag ang susunod na Pangulo ng mga “engines of growth” na
makapagbibigay ng mga proyekto at
makaktulong sa ekonomiya ng Central Luzon.
Dagdag pa niya na maraming
mga proyekto ang kanila ng naaprubahan at nangangailangan
na lamang ng agaran at seryosong
implementasyon upang makamit
nito ang inaasahang paglago ng
ekonomiya dito na ating rehiyon.
Sa kanyang pahayag, sinabi ni
Sy-Alvarado na nanawagan ang
mga taga-Region 3 sa susunod na
manunungkulan sa ating bansa na
bigyan ng mas lalong pansin ang
rehiyon, kasama na dito ang mga
proyektong imprastraktura gaya ng
kalsada, tulay, gusali at iba pa.
Mapapansing ang rehiyon ay
nasa puso ng Luzon. Malapit ito
sa Metro Manila, isang bagay na
malaking tulong sa kalakalan lalo
na kung ang pagsu-supply ng mga
produkto sa Kamaynilaan ang
pinag-uusapan.
“Sinabi ni Bulacan Governor at RDC3 Chairman Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado
na nararapat lamang na bigyan prayoridad at pansin ang pagsusulong ng pagunlad sa Gitnang Luzon ng sinumang
magiging susunod na pinakamataas na
lider ng ating bansa.”
Malayo sa mukha ng mga ibang
rehiyon na binubuo ng mga isla, ang
Gitnang Luzon ay mayroong mga
probinsiyang magkakadikit at magkakalapit. Mayroon itong kabundukan, mga karagatan at mga kailugan
ngunit marami dito ang kapatagan
na kung tutuusin ay isang bentahe
pagdating sa kaunlaran.
Hindi maikakailang maunlad na
ang rehiyon, ngunit kailangan pa
nito ang tuluy-tuloy na pag-unlad
sa larangan ng ekonomiya, imprastraktura, kabuhayan at iba’t-iba
pang aspeto ng pamumuhay na nagbibigay ginhawa sa mga mamamayan.
Maliban pa dito, ang rehiyon ay
mayroong mga istrakturang maaaring gamitin sa pagpapalawak pa ng
pag-unlad gaya na lang ng Clark at
Subic na dating mga base military
ng mga sundalong kano.
Ang Clark ay mayroong paliparan
at malawak na kalupaan na maaaring paglagyan pa ng maraming mga
industriya at mga pasilidad pangekonomiya.
Samantalang ang Subic
naman, na isa
ring
dating
base military,
ay
mayroon
ding paliparan
at mga pier at
daungan
ng
mga barkong
ginagamit sa
kalakalan.
Ang dalawang
Ka Dencio Pacheco
nabanggit na
lugar ay parehong mga Freeport Zone na nangangahulugang maaaring ipalago
pa lalo para magamit sa pandaigdigang aktibidad pang-ekonomiya.
Maliban sa lahat ng mga ito,
mayroong sapat na bilang ng mga
tao ang Gitnang Luzon na pwedeng
gamiting trabahador o empleyado
sakaling umusbong pa lalo ang
ekonomiya partikular sa pagkakaroon ng maraming industriya,
pagawaan at pasilidad pangkaunlaran.
Para sa susunod na magiging pinuno ng ating bansa, isang
malaking hamon ang hindi lang
papanatiliin ang kasalukuyang estado ng rehiyon, kundi ang lalo pa
itong paunlarin at palawigin pa ang
ekonomiya.•
Walang
Biro!
OPINION 5
Parnasong
Kapampangan
Neng Capa M. Pangan
Ninu ing pasueldu,
akinse’t mapupus?
Pilan neng duminggung aldo-aldo lilibut
manintun aluban obra ining Pisuk,
Angga king miras ya dane ning Tulauc
a nu’ na la disan di Posung at Baruk
King munisipyu na ning balen San Simon
a nung nu’ karin ya magobra y Posung;
“Isan” ngana, “saupan mu ku kang Mayor Wong,
balita ku mananggapan yang dyanitor”.
“Aru” nganang Posung, “ala nang bakanti,
aku, casual ku pa murin angga ngeni,
Mayapa yata kang Dhong ka makisabi
uling ya ing peka-‘little mayor’ keti”.
Malagua’t salita menik ya y Pisuk,
at ikit ne y Dhong, panatag a lukluk
Susulat lele na nitang pasbul palub
king upisina ning mayor a malugud.
“Dhong” ngana pasaup ku sa’ rugu keka
king ba’kung makakit masanting a obra,
Balita – kang Mayor Wong masikanan ka
inya makapihu kung makapag-obra”
“Agyang e kang Mayor atin kung aibie
obra” ngana ning Dhong king sabing manene,
“Ay tuto?” ngana ning Pisuk, at saka ne
kitnan y Dhong, nung nanung obra nang ibie.
“Simpli mu” ngana ning pilyong Dhong kang Pisuk,
“Ing ibie ku kabud ka mu makalukluk,
Manibat king abak – mimisip, luluruk,
Nung ninung pasueldu, akinse’t mapupus”!!!•
HeadlineinHistory
Pres. Quirino signed RA No. 333
making Quezon City the PH capital
O
n July 17, 1948, President Elpidio Quirino
signed Republic Act No. 333 making Quezon
City the capital of the Philippines. RA 333 also
redefined the Caloocan-Quezon City boundary and
specified the city’s area to be 156.60 square kilometers.
Baesa, Talipapa, San Bartolome, Pasong Tamo,
Novaliches Poblacion, Banlat, Kabuyao, Pugad Lawin,
Bagbag, Pasong Putik which formerly belonged to
Novaliches and had an area of about 8,100 hectares,
were taken from Caloocan and ceded to Quezon City.
On June 16, 1950, the Quezon City Charter was
revised by Republic Act No. 537, changing the city’s
boundaries to an area of 153.59 square kilometers.
Exactly six years after on June 16, 1956, more revisions to the city’s land area were made by Republic
Act No. 1575, which defined its area as 151.06 km2 (58
sq mi).
On November 7, 1975 the promulgation of Presidential Decree No. 824 of President Ferdinand Marcos established Metro Manila. Quezon City became
one of Metro Manila’s 17 cities and municipalities.
On June 24, 1976, Presidential Decree No. 940
transferred the capital back to Manila.
On February 23, 1998, Republic Act. No. 8535 was
signed by President Fidel V. Ramos. The Act provided
for the creation of the City of Novaliches comprising
the 15 northernmost barangays of Quezon city. However, in the succeeding plebiscite on October 23, 1999,
an overwhelming majority of Quezon City residents
rejected the secession of Novaliches.
Quezon City is the first local government in the
Philippines with a computerized real estate assessment and payment system. --KAHIMYANG.INFO
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Billboard ni Vice Ganda,
ipinatanggal sa Cebu
W
ALANG kamalay-malay
ang premier
comedian ng
bansa na si
Vice Ganda na
magdudulot ng
kont robersya
ang kanyang
billboard
sa
Cebu City na
may
kinalaman sa kanyang concert
na gaganapin
sa
Pacific
Grand
Ballroom ng Waterfront
Hotel ng Cebu City, ang
“Vice Gandang Gan-
dang Sa Sarili sa Cebu
(Eh Di Wow)”. Dahil umano sa
mga
reklamo, nagdesisyon si Administrator
Lucelle Mercado, chairman ng Cebu
City
AntiIndecency Board, na
ipatanggal
ang controversial billboard ni Vice
Ganda kung saan nakasuot siya ng seksing
red grown at blonde
hair at napapaligiran
ng muscled topless
men. Agad namang
tumalima sa utos
ang producer ng concert ni Vice Ganda,
ang TSE Live, Inc.
at ipinatanggal nila
ang billboard ni Vice
Ganda na may dalawang linggo nang
nakabalandra. Ang nasabing controversial
billboard
ay siya ring image na
ginamit sa Araneta
concert ni Vice Ganda
last May, pero wala
namang alingasngas
na nangyari.•
Sarah, gusto nang mag-asawa
S
A isang panayam sa Pop
Princess na si Sarah
Geronimo, inamin nito na
gusto niyang mag-asawa when
she turns 30 or 31. Magtu-27
na siya sa darating na July 25
kaya may tatlo o apat na taon
pa siyang magi-enjoy sa kanyang pagiging single. Alam ng lahat na si Matteo Guidicelli ang nobyo ni
Sarah but we don’t know
what the future holds for
them. Pangarap ni Matteo na
si Sarah na ang babaeng kanyang
ihaharap sa altar balang araw dahil
nasa dalaga na ang mga katangian
ng babaeng gusto niyang makasama
habambuhay. Ang isa pang ikinatutuwa ni Matteo sa kanyang nobya ay ang pagiging open nito ngayon ng kanyang
saloobin unlike before. Ibig lang
sabihin na nag-mature na talaga si
Sarah as a person at sa kanyang mga
pananaw sa buhay. Since malapit na ang kaarawan ni
Sarah, tiyak na may sorpresa para sa
kanya si Matteo.•
Zanjoe, wala pang planong
pakasalan si Bea Alonzo
M
AY trials na dumarating in every relationship at hindi
naiiba rito ang magkasintahang Bea Alonzo at Zanjoe
Marudo. Marami ang nagtaka at nag-conclude na hiwalay na umano ang
dalawa dahil mag-isang nagbiyahe patungong Spain ang modelturned actor na si Zanjoe na bihirang mangyari magmula nang
magkaroon sila ng relasyon apat na taon na ang nakakaraan. Kamakailan lamang nagbiyahe silang magkasama sa Japan. Ayon sa aming source, may pinagdadaanan daw talaga ang relasyon ng dalawa pero ito’y inaayos nila kesa mauwi ito sa hiwalayan tulad ng ibang couples. Sa July 23 ay 33rd birthday ni Zanjoe. Kapag nakitang muli
silang magkasama ni Bea, tiyak na naayos nila ang kanilang
problema.
Bea is 27 and turning 28 on October 17. Kung tutuusin, puwede na rin silang magpakasal pero wala pa umano ito sa immediate plans ni Zanjoe.•
John Lloyd at
Angelica, dumaraan
din sa pagsubok A
NG isa pang couple na dumaraan din sa mga
pagsubok ay sina John Lloyd Cruz at Angelica Panganiban na napabalitang on the
rocks umano ang relasyon. Pero ito’y agad pinabulaanan ng dalawa saying na okey umano silang dalawa at walang problema sa kanilang relasyon. Matagal-tagal na rin ang relasyon nina JLC at Angelica na inaasahan din ng kanilang mga tagahanga
na mauuwi sa kasalan. Pero mukhang mailap pa
rin si John Lloyd sa salitang kasal. Ilan sa mga showbiz personalities na na-link sa
actor bago si Angelica ay sina Kaye Abad, Ruffa
Gutierrez, Shaina Magdayao at ang stylist na si Liz
Uy.•
juLY 16, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
7
porac execs... from Page 1
Mayor Condralito “Carling” Dela Cruz and Vice Mayor
Dexter David said Tapang and
four other councilors – Regine
Clarete, Remberto Lapid, Rafael
Canlapan and Ronaldo Gamboa
– are allegedly delaying the approval of the supplemental budget requested by the mayor for
projects on health care service,
peace and order and education.
One of the projects derailed
is the planned construction of a
“bigger” local police office and
Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)
building to be funded by Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda, Dela
Cruz disclosed. “We are appealing to Tapang
and the four other councilors to
approve the budget because the
projects are for the people, especially the poor ones and deserving students. Besides, the
municipal government has sav-
ings last year,” said Dela Cruz.
“Let’s not sacrifice the people
just to entertain our political
ambitions.”
Tapang earlier expressed his
intention to run for mayor in 2016
to challenge the two-term Porac
mayor. His group could prevent
the approval of the budgets requested by the mayor because
they have the majority votes.
“The governor is asking us
to buy some 1,000 square meters of lot for the new police
building. It’s the Porac officials’ counterpart for the facility pushed by Gov. Pineda to
maintain peace and order in our
town,” said Dela Cruz.
Dela Cruz said he and David were supposed to recommend the buying of the some
2,000-square meter property
near the district hospital in Barangay Babo Sacan. It will cost
about P6 million at P3,000 per
square meter.
Dela Cruz said he and the
vice mayor looked for other options to maximize public funds
and begin their plan to “decongest” the municipal building in
Barangay Poblacion. According to the mayor, he
had spoken to an owner of a
property in Barangay Cangatba,
adding can get a 10,000-square
meter property near the SubicClark-Tarlac Expressway for the
same price of P6 million.
“I personally asked the owner to lower the price because
it’s for Porac and its people. He
readily agreed because he has
love for his town,” said Dela
Cruz, adding that they will get
the property for at least P550
per square meter – or about 80
percent lower compared to the
property in Babo Sacan. mangove... from Page 2
new vehicles... from Page 1
discriminate harvesting of mangrove forest
products.
Aside from raising public awareness on the
importance of mangrove ecosystems, Alcazar said the Center’s Mangrove IEC and Restoration Program seeks to encourage stakeholders in joining the conduct of mangrove
management strategies, the protection and
maintenance of the integrity of mangrove
forests, and the conduct of research and ecologically-sound activities in mangrove areas
at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. •
wavering support and described the
event as “another blessing for the division”.
According to Zapanta, one will be
his service vehicle and the other will
be used by the education program
supervisors and public school district supervisors in monitoring and
supervision of schools.
Zapanta also shared that he has
been in the service for two decades
now – two years as the province’s su-
comelec fines... from Page 2
dhl exported... from Page 3
20, 000 for first offense and Php 40, 000
for second offense. Municipal Mayors, Municipal Vice-Mayors and Municipal Councilors, on the other hand, shall be fined Php
10, 000 for first offense and Php 20, 000 for
second offense.
Section 14 of RA 7166 provides that all
candidates and treasurers of political parties are required to file their SOCEs.
“No person elected to any public offices
shall enter upon the duties of his office until
he has filed the statement of contributions
and expenditures…” the law stated. (PNA)•
the program and opt to show their collections at one of the following events:
New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week or Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. This
time around designers are required
to have been in business for only four
years compared to seven previously.
The applicants will be reviewed by a
committee of global and regional experts in each of these markets who
will select the designer which demonstrates the most potential to benefit
from presenting their collections at the
respective event.
“After the success of the inaugural
cycle of DHL Exported, we are excited
to once again open applications for the
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loan but will also help sustain the viability
of the Fund to provide home financing to
more and more Filipino families.
The tele-collection service was implemented by Pag-IBIG last January. (HDMF).•
banal... from Page 1
in 2007. It aims to promote the appreciation
of photography, to discover emerging talent,
and introduce photographers from around the
world to the artistic community of Paris.
Other awardees include Joseph Goh Meng
Huat ‘s “Yi Peng Lantern Festival Celebration”;
Sergey Anisimov’s “On a visit to Nenets “; Silvia
Landi’s “Faith and Mystery - celebration of Timkat”; Yap Kh’s “The Highlanders, Dani Tribe
#2”; and Marinka Masséus’ “PNG’s Mudmen.”
Banal’s “Kuraldal” photo, which depicts
the festive dance ritual in Betis district over
a venerated cross during the feast of St. John
the Baptist, also
landed first place
in the International Photography Awards (IPA),
considered as the
“Oscars” in the
world of photography.
The same photo
also won in the
2013 Sony World
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He said the property in Cangatba, which is also near the
Ayala-owned Alviera township
project, is being sold for at least
P1,000 per square meter.
Dela Cruz said they want
a big property to allow them
to transfer the municipal agriculture office, quick response
team, engineering office and
other offices from the municipal hall to the planned site in
Cangatba.
“Our area at the town hall
is too crowded already. Sometimes, the fire truck would almost hit a parked car when it’s
going out for an operation,” said
Dela Cruz. “The property will
also be an asset to the town considering its location and size.”
Dela Cruz said the planned
site is near the motor pool and
Porac Manpower Training Center of the municipal govern-
ment. Aside from P6 million requested by the mayor for the
purchase of the land, Dela
Cruz is also asking P1 million
for the “Iskolar ng Bayan” and
P6,380,000 million for the establishment of a dialysis center
and an additional P1,670,000
for the Maintenance and Other
Operating Expenses of the same
center.
“It’s clear that the two major
priorities of the governor are
health care service dedicated to
help the majority and education
for all,” said Dela Cruz.
Dela Cruz said “poor but deserving” students would benefit
from the scholarship program.
He thanked David, Councilors Maynard Lapid, Ronie Mercado, Mark Valencia and Rudy
Enriquez for supporting his
“pro-people projects.” •
perintendent – and has been witness
to Governor Pineda’s programs for
education during this period.
“The governor’s support to DepEd
and our programs is overwhelming.
She has been dedicated in providing for the needs of Kapampangan
students, even when she was still a
mayor, and more so now that she is
the governor,” Zapanta added.
Under the Pineda administration, the provincial government has
allotted a total of P283 million for
the construction of 354 classrooms
for public elementary schools and 121
classrooms for public high schools in
the last five years.
“We are more than satisfied with
the support given to us by the provincial government. Whether it’s a repair
and renovation of old classrooms or
construction of new school buildings,
they are all of utmost quality,” Zapanta stressed.•
program and help designers introduce
their brands to new markets,” said
Catherine Bennett, SVP and Managing Director, IMG Fashion. “The continued support of the program by the
British Fashion Council, Camera Della Moda Italiana and Japan Fashion
Week Organization is crucial to the international expansion of participating
designers, and together with our partners, IMG looks forward to uncovering
the next generation of global brands.”
DHL Exported will sponsor four
winners for two consecutive seasons
each, at the Fashion Week of their
choice. Designers will receive a guaranteed spot on the event’s agenda along
with a funded and produced runway
show. DHL will also cover all logistic
costs related to producing and exporting the collection to New York, London, Milan or Tokyo for the designers’
runway debut, such as international
shipping and exporting of hard goods.
The application is open from July
8th through July 31st. Finalists will be
chosen in August for committee review
and winners will be announced during
an event at New York Fashion Week in
September.
The application, program details,
and nominating committee details are
available at DHLExported.com. DHL
Exported is supported by the British
Fashion Council, Camera Nazionale
Della Moda, and Japan Fashion Week.•
sisted many organizations in developing educational skills of every
child saying, “It is a privilege to
work with the dynamic organization such as the CIAC in promoting
gender and development for human
empowerment.”
Tanjuatco also said that he is confident that “CIAC has the pool of
able and competent educators in the
learning center so as to enhance the
skills of the children.”
“I will leave this noble duty to
you, dear teachers. As the child center will become their second home, I
hope that you, as their second parent, would be able to bring out the
best in them,” he stressed.•
CHILDCARE CENTER... from Page 8
of mother-employees by providing
the needed facilities and services
in the company to be made available both for father and motheremployees so both can be trained to
actively tend to their child rearing
role,” Tanjuatco said in his speech.
For his part, Tinga said that his
KLIK-ESKUELA program had as-
M-113 APC... from Page 8
These vehicles give the PA its armor capability and are organized into a 14-vehicle mechanized infantry companion
for deployment with regular units. (Maki Catama, http://www.aseanmildef.com)•
BCDA INVITES... from Page 8
to the Clark Green City Project site
even during the rainy season,” Casanova said.
Casanova added that the roads
will play a vital role in the development of the area not to mention increase its land value and economic
potential and attractiveness to interested investors and proponents.
The project involves the upgrade
of the existing dirt roads into gravel
roads or roads with an aggregate sub
base course; construction of culverts
that would also serve as bridge on river
crossings; and construction of riprap
for slope protection, among others.
The improved roads will service
the development of Clark Green
City’s Phase 1 which covers 288
hectares as well as the future site of
University of the Philippines Campus and other institutional areas
BCDA has forged with other government agencies.
Prospective bidders must have
at least a license category “B” and
license
classification
“Medium
A” from the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB)
for General Engineering on Roads,
Highways, Pavements, Railways,
Airport Horizontal Structures and
Bridges. The PCAB license must
be valid and effective at the time
of the submission of the bid. They
must also have completed a similar project with a contract amount
of at least 50 percent of the ABC. Interested bidders may purchase
the bidding documents at the BCDA
Corporate Center, 2nd Floor Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st Street
corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global
City, Taguig City for a non-refundable fee of P50,000. The bidding
documents may also be viewed at
the BCDA website, www.bcda.gov.
ph, and the PhilGEPS website. The deadline for submission
of bids is set on July 28, 2015 at
12PM. •
region
VOLUME IV • NO. 22 • JULY 16, 2015 • THURSDAY
CIAC opens ChildCare Center
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CLARK FREEPORT – Korean air carrier Jin Air will
start their four times weekly
Clark-Busan flights from July
27 to August 24, 2015 at Clark
International Airport (CRK),
in a bid to attract more Korean tourists to the country.
Officials of the Korean
Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Central Luzon led by
President Jong PilChoi welcomed the development, saying it will greatly benefit the
Korean population in the region. Clark International Airport
Corporation (CIAC) President
and CEO Atty. Emigdio Tanjuatco III said that the new
Clark-Busan route of Jin Air at
the Clark airport will not only
boost passenger traffic at the
gateway but also support the
marketing efforts of CIAC to
promote the airport. The
Jin
Air
ClarkBusan service will arrive at 1
a.m. and depart at 2 a.m. four
times a week. The ClarkBusan flights will commence
on July 27 and will run until August 24, 2015. The flights
will resume in November during the peak season. “We are pleased to welcome the Clark-Busan flight
and we also would like to express gratitude to the Jin Air
management for expanding
their operations at Clark International Airport. CIAC will
continue its effort to bring in
more flights at the Clark airport,” Tanjuatco said.
Earlier this year, Jin Air
increased its Incheon, South
Korea service at the Clark airport from four flights a week
to daily. “The Clark-Busan flight
will further attract more Korean tourists to visit Clark as
well as to utilize Clark airport
for their flights,” Choi said. Busan,
or officially Busan Metropolitan City, is
South Korea’s second largest
city after Seoul with a population of approximately 3.6 million. Busan was the host city
of the 2002 Asian Games and
APEC 2005 Korea. It was also
one of the host cities for the
2002 FIFA World Cup, and is
a center for international con-
ventions in Korea. Busan has Korea’s largest
beach and longest river, and
is home to the world’s largest
department store, the Shinsegae Centum City. Choi said there are an
estimated
20,000
Koreans residing in Central Luzon and around 50,000 Korean
nationals in the
Northern Philippines that
would benefit from Jin
Air’s additional route at
the Clark airport.
The
Korean
businessman hopes that the Korean
carriers
operating
at the Clark airport will add
more flights, especially during
the months of November and
February which is the peak
season.•
TARLAC – Six of the 28 upgraded M-113 armored personnel carriers are now at the
Mechanized Infantry Division (MID), Camp O’Donnell,
Capas, Tarlac, the Philippine
Army (PA) said on Thursday.
These vehicles arrived
there Wednesday after leaving
its Manila-holding area, Army
spokesperson Lt. Col. Noel
Detoyato said in a message to
the PNA.
The six AFVs arrived in the
Philippines late this June.
“Six APCs are already at
MID headquarters in Tarlac.
Other attachments and armaments will be installed in
within 15 days,” he added.
The six APCs will be followed by 18 other units, four
of them by July or August.
Fourteen of the M-113s
were configured as fire support vehicles, four as infantry fighting vehicles, six as
armored personnel carriers,
another four as armored recovery units.
The M-113s were supplied
by Israeli defense manufacturer Elbit Systems Ltd.
The contract, which is
worth Php882 million, was
signed last June 22, 2014.
Upgrades include installation of 25 mm unmanned
turrets, 12.7 mm remote
controlled weapon stations
(RCWS) and fire control systems (FCS) for 90 mm turrets.
The PA operates around
343 AFVs (armored fighting
vehicles) and APCs.
Around 85 percent of these
AFVs are on green status (fully mission capable) while another 10 percent are on yellow
status (undergoing repair) and
five percent are on red (beyond repair)
150 of these AFVs are of
United Kingdom-built GKN
“Simba” while the remainder
consists of US designed V-150
and V-200 APCs, M-113s,
Turkish made ACV-300s and
British Scorpion CVRTs.
CLARK FREEPORT – Clark
International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO
Atty. Emigdio Tanjautco III yesterday led the opening of the
CIAC ChildCare Center-KLIK
ESKUELA as part of its Gender
and Development programs. Tanjuatco said that “this is
the very first project of CIAC establishing the ChildCare Center
in partnership with the KLIKESKUELA program of President
Freddie Tinga who has been
supporting the plans and programs of CIAC.”
“I would like to extend my
thanks to Freddie Tinga under
his KLIK ESKUELA program for
the success of the project,” Tanjuatco said.
The ChildCare Center is located at the CIAC Annex Building (formerly BCDA Building)
that is aimed to provide quality
education for CIAC employees’
children.
“I would also like to extend
my congratulations to CIAC
Human Resource manager Tessibeth Cordova for the success
and establishment of the project,” Tanjuatco said.
He said that “CIAC, being
one of the most inf luential institutions in the region, is not
only committed in upholding
economic growth, and development, but also act as an impetus
for human empowerment.”
Tanjuatco said that “CIAC
has been active in promoting
Gender Equality through creating and sustaining a gender-fair
organization. We regard every
individual as equally capable in
performing duties and responsibilities that are sometimes
misconstrued by the society.”
“One of CIAC’s thrust that is
aligned with the GAD program
is to promote gender equality in
childcare by lessening burn-out
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CIAC CHILDCARE CENTER. Taguig Rep. Sigfrido Tiñga and CIAC P-CEO Emigdio P. Tanjuatco III inaugurate the CIAC Childcare Center that
is aimed to provide quality education for CIAC employees’ children. --CIAC-CCO PHOTO
Jin Air to add Busan route at Clark airport By Marna Dagumboy
-del Rosario
6 upgraded APCs now in Tarlac
ELBIT M-133
BCDA invites bidders to join
P78.3-M Green City road project
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
CLARK FREEPORT – The
state-owned Bases Conversion
and Development Authority
(BCDA) said it has put up for
public tender a contract involving the improvement and rehabilitation of some 19.4-kilometers of existing roads leading
to and within Clark Green City
worth P78.3 million.
BCDA president and chief
executive officer Arnel Paciano
Casanova said the rehabilitation and improvement of the
existing dirt roads will provide
greater level of accessibility to
the Clark Green City site.
“We have numerous investors and potential investors
who visit the Clark Green City
site. By improving the exiting
dirt roads, we will be able to
allow all types of vehicles, including heavy equipment to effortlessly reach the area,” Casanova said.
At present, the conditions
of the dirt roads are rough and
rugged terrain. The roads are
not accessible during the rainy
season.
“The improved roads will
allow vehicles to easily travel
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