Congress approves `Samboy Lim` bill



Congress approves `Samboy Lim` bill
Lim’ bill
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CLARK FREEPORT – The Committee on Basic Ed-
ucation of the House of Representatives has approved yesterday House Bill 5891, authored by
1st district Rep. and PBA Coach Joseller “Yeng”
M. Guiao, seeking to require students in both
private and public schools to undergo Cardio
Pulmonary Resuscitation Training at least once
prior to graduation.
Guiao, who has named the measure the
Samboy Lim Bill, after the former Philippine
Basketball Association star, said he is hopeful it
will become a law before the current Congress
adjourns for next year’s elections.
“I would like to call this the Samboy Lim Bill
in honor of the PBA Superstar who is now in a
coma after suffering from a heart attack during
an exhibition game and whose fate became the
impetus for the filing of the proposal,” Guiao
FOOD AID FOR AETAS. Gov. Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda distributes food packs to Aetas from the upland barangays of Floridablanca. Assisting her are former Board Member Fritzie DavidDizon and PSWDO Elizabeth Baybayan. --JUN JASO
Pineda gives food aid
to 3,840 Aeta families
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The provincial government of Pampanga headed by Gov. Lilia “Nanay” Pineda
distributed on Tuesday food assistance to 3,840 Aeta families coming from the upland barangays of
Porac, Floridablanca and Mabalacat City. FOOD AID... PAGE 7
Capitol moves to cushion El Niño
effects on water, food supply
By Angelique DC Tuazon
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The provincial
government, through
the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management Office (PDRRMO), on
Wednesday took steps
to cushion the ill-effects of the anticipated
El Niño phenomenon on
the province’s supply of
water and agriculture.
Vice Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda and
Angelina Blanco, head
of the PDRRMO, led the
El Niño Assessment for
local government units
to determine the extent
of possible damage the
weather phenomenon
could inf lict on the
province’ s agriculture
and supply of potable
from respective municipal agricultural offices, local water districts
and the National Irrigation Administration
were invited to consolidate data that could
guide the provincial
government in drafting
programs to mitigate El
Niño’s devastating effects to residents.
Weather authorities
predict a longer occurrence of El Niño this
year that could extend
up to the first quarter
of 2016.
This could
mean very little or no
rain in wide swaths of
lands wreaking havoc
primarily on the province’s agriculture sector.
According to Provincial
Agriculturist Ed Salenga, about
77,076.93 hectares of
agricultural land would
be affected should the
current dry spell experienced throughout the COMBATTING EL NIÑO. Vice Governor Dennis G. Pineda listens intently as San Luis Mayor Venancio
province worsen.
Macapagal shares his insights on the current El Niño phenomenon. Also in photo are PDRRMO head Angie
Blanco and NIA Pampanga chief Engr. Prudencio Santos. --JUN JASO
Headline Gitnang Luzon • september 17, 2015
EdSa graces groundbreaking ceremony of new CHR building
By Marna Dagumboy
-del Rosario
kick-off the construction of a
new building of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
Regional Office 3, a groundbreaking ceremony took place
at Diosdado Macapagal Government Center, Barangay
Maimpis here yesterday.
The event was graced by
City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago
and other city officials.
“City of San Fernando is
one with the CHR in instilling
awareness of universal human
rights, values and principles
among the various sectors
of the society. In fact, we are
working with the Department
of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in establish-
ing Barangay Human Rights
Action Centers,” said Mayor
“I hope that this facility
will help ensure not only a society where human rights and
fundamental freedoms are fully enjoyed, respected, protected and fulfilled by the state,
but also one to make sure that
all sectors of the society, regardless of status, will enjoy a
non-biased and non-discriminatory government,” he added.
Said construction of the
new edifice, amounting to P14
million, was funded by the
Spanish Agency for International Development Corporation (AECID).
The event was spearheaded
by Regional HR Director Atty.
Jasmin Navarro-Regino together with Atty. Alex Sitchon
Jr., Elmer Maniego, Marta
Caguiat and all of the officers
and staff of the CHR Region 3.
Also present also at the
were Chairperson Jose Luis
Martin Gascon, with Commissioners Karen Lucia Gomez-Dumpit,
Pimentel-Gana, Leah Tanodra-Armamento and Roberto
Eugenio Cadiz.•
Bataan town does share
for Manila Bay rehab
By Butch Gunio
unit of Pilar is doing
its share for the Manila Bay rehabilitation program.
Pizarro led barangay
captains and members of Solid Waste
Management Board
in recently visiting
Lubao town and Barangay Maimpis in
the City of San Fernando, Pampanga for
solid waste manageMANILA BAY REHAB... Page 7
Pulong Gubat HS turns 1
NEW CHR BUILDING. City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago and other city and CHR officials lead the groundbreaking ceremony which
signals the construction of a new building of the Commission on Human Rights Regional Office 3 at the Diosdado Macapagal Government Center, Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando. --CSF-CIO PHOTO
CANDABA, PAMPANGA – The Pulong Gubat High
School here is marking its 1st founding anniversary, and showcases the innate talents of students
and faculty through different ongoing activities at
the school.
Officer-in-charge/ Head Teacher Jesusa V.
Punzalan said hard work and perseverance led
to the establishment of the school in the far-flung
Former Magalang PNP communications advisory
police chief dies
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
MAGALANG, PAMPANGA – Former Magalang
police chief Lamberto “Tang Berting” Ocampo
succumbed last week due to old age.
The local government unit (LGU) of Magalang, through the efforts of Mayor Romulo
Pecson in cooperation with the Magalang
Philippine National Police (PNP), offered a
necrological service for Ocampo.
During the service, a representative from
the local police said Ocampo served his townsfolk well and that there were no complaints
Communications Regional
Advisory Council (RAC)
conducted a meeting at the
Pampanga I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PELCO I) in
this town yesterday.
meeting was Director Azor
Sitchon, Regional Director
of the National Telecommunications Commission
Regional Office III (NTC
R-III) and Chairman of the
RAC; and Sr. Supt. Virgilio
Pelayo, Jr., Chief of the Re-
gional Communications and
Electronics Office 3 (RCEO3) based in Camp Olivas,
City of San Fernando.
Coinciding with the
meeting was the presentation of a Plaque of Appreciation to Engr. Loliano Allas,
General Manager of Pelco I
and Vice Chairman of the
RAC for his outstanding
professionalism, dedication
and invaluable contribution
to the PNP Communications and Electronics SerADVISORY COUNCIL... Page 7
magalang police chief.. Page 7
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province: PAMPANGA
City/Municipality: ARAYAT
In compliance with Section 5 of RA 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JAYVEE
CABALLES PUNAY, has filed with this office a
petition for change of first name from “JAY AR”
to “JAYVEE” in the Birth certificate of JAY AR
CABALLES PUNAY who was born on JUNE 7,
1991 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents
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: September 08 & 17, 2015
The NOTICE OF PUBLICATION of Jayvee Caballes Punay should
be published September 08 & 17 not as published earlier.
(Headline Gitnang Luzon September 17, 2015).
PNP-RCEO3 RAC MEETING. (Seated, from L-R) OCD R3 ARD Nigel Lontoc; Engr. Loliano Allas, PELCO I GM; NTC R3 Dir. Azor Sitchon;
Sr. Supt. Virgilio Pelayo, Jr., RCEO 3 Chief; Amos Agbuya; Police Dir. Merio Medios (ret); Maj. Alfonso Ileto, PSG Comm. Group and members of
the RAC TWG, PSMU and Secretariat (standing) pose for a photo after a meeting held at the PELCO I office yesterday. --DENCIO PACHECO
september 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
Balut vendor
claims P5.1-M
6-Digit jackpot
FANCY PIGEON AND CHICKEN EXHIBIT. Bulakenyos enjoy a two-day exhibit dubbed as ‘Bulacan Fancy Pigeon and Chicken Show Exhibit’ held
last September 12 to 13, 2015 at the Mini Forest, City of Malolos that features different breeds of pigeons and chickens. Inset: A frillback, a breed of fancy pigeon
known for the frill or curls on the wing shield feathers, displays its features. --BULACAN PPAO PHOTO
MANILA – A balut vendor
from Manila has claimed
P5,182,227 after bagging
the September 1 6-Digit
jackpot, according to
Charity Sweepstakes Office.
The 65-year-old lucky
bettor guessed the winning combination 1-0-16-9-9, which he got from
the birthday of his grandchild.
He plans to renovate
their house, stop balut
peddling and put up his
own sari-sari store, share
his winnings with his
family and save for future
PCSO General Manager Atty. Jose Ferdinand
Rojas II, turned over the
prize check to the winner
at the charity agency on
Sept.14. •
ECC to hold compensation awareness seminar in Nueva Ecija
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
CIT Y OF SAN FERNANDO – The Employees’ Compensation Commission
(ECC) is set to hold a compensation
advocacy seminar in Cabanatuan
City today.
According to the Department of
Labor and Employment in Central
Luzon (DOLE 3), the Employees’
Compensation Program (ECP) seminar aims to promote the three main
components of the EC Program including preventive, compensation
and rehabilitation services; the
ECC-Quick Response; and the Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may
Kapansanan or KaGabay Program.
DoLE-3 chief Ana Dione said the
seminar at Harvest Hotel will be participated by more than 120 human
resource officers, employers/owners,
and labor union representatives from
various private enterprises and gov-
ernment agencies in Cabanatuan City.
Dione also noted that uniformed
personnel of the Philippine National
Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Jail Management
and Penology, Philippine Nav y, Philippine Air Force, and their civilian
personnel were likewise invited.
The ECC’s massive information
and dissemination campaign was
conceptualized to answer to the low
level of awareness of the workers on
the program.
A consultation meeting will also
commence with the Social Security
System and Government Service Insurance System to update their officials on new policies and procedures
in the processing of EC claims.
The ECC is designed to provide
workers and their dependents with
income benefits, medical, and other
benefits in the event of work-related
sickness, injury or death.•
Farmers receive equipment
from DAR; undergo training Starbucks soon to brew at SM City Baliwag
By Butch Gunio
farmers’ organizations in Bataan and Zambales that received
farm equipment from the
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) already received
training on how to operate the
equipment and are continuously getting training on the
business aspect, according to
Provincial Agrarian Reform
Officer Engr. Eric San Luis.
4-wheel tractor, hand tractor,
power tiller, corn husker, and
rice thresher were distributed
to the farmers’ organizations.
The training component is
integrated in the granting of
farm equipment to farmers by
San Luis said the granting
of equipment is in line with
the rice and vegetable farming full mechanization thrust
of the agency, and is under the
lover’s haven is coming this
way soon.
Starbucks will be brewing
this September at SM City
Baliwag, and coffee aficionados are excited to have the
“twin-tailed siren” in town.
Starbucks serves the best
coffee possible, with its beans
growing under the highest
standards of quality, using
farm equipment... Page 7
SM City Clark to hold 3-Day Sale
ANGELES CITY – Catch the
biggest sale at SM City Clark
this September 18, 19 and 20,
2015 and take advantage of
enormous markdowns on special gifts and wish lists and
get around the Holiday rush.
Check out the biggest discounts up to 70% off for all
your shopping needs and gifts
– from great fashion, wellness
products electronic gadgets,
baby needs, sporting goods,
home furnishing, and home
appliances from SM Department Store, SM Hypermarket
and all boutiques mall wide.
For SMAC or Prestige card
holders you may take advantage of the additional 10% discount in the 2-hour special on
September 18 from 9am to 12
noon only. SM City Clark will
open at 9 a.m. to allot more
time to our loyal shoppers take
the superb deals.
SM City Clark makes your
3-day sale... Page 7
Soon to brew at SM City Baliwag
ethical sourcing practices. It
offers a variety of exceptional
products that customers enjoy whether in the store, at
home, or on the go. They have
more than 30 blends and single-origin premium coffees.
For Handcrafted Beverages: Fresh-brewed coffee, hot
and iced espresso beverages,
Frappuccino coffee and noncoffee blended beverages,
Starbucks Refreshers beverages, smoothies and teas.
Fresh Food: Baked pastries, sandwiches, salads, salad and grain bowls, oatmeal,
yogurt parfaits, and fruit
They likewise sell ready to
drink or RTD such as Starbucks bottled Frap, Starbucks
Discoveries, chilled cup cofstarbucks... Page 7
Headline Gitnang Luzon • september 17, 2015
Battling El Niño
AST week, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said
there will be a longer occurrence of El
Niño this year – and could even extend up
to the first quarter of 2016.
There will be little rain, according to
Pagasa, which spells havoc for the province’s agricultural lands, and supply of
To cushion the impact of the El Niño
phenomenon in Pampanga, the provincial
government has saw it fit to take the necessary steps – starting with determining
the extent of possible damage the weather
phenomenon could inflict on the province’
s agriculture and supply of potable water.
A meeting was held yesterday between the provincial government led by
Vice Gov. Dennis Pineda and provincial
disaster office head Angie Blanco and
representatives of municipal agricultural
offices (MAOs), local water districts and
the National Irrigation Administration to
consolidate data that could serve as guide
in drafting programs to mitigate El Niño’s
devastating effects to residents.
Provincial Agriculturist Ed Salenga
said about 77,076.93 hectares of agricultural land would be affected should the current dry spell experienced throughout the
province worsen.
Some of the mitigation efforts being
undertaken by MAOs and local farmers
are planting drought-tolerant or droughtresistant crops, adjusting the planting
calendar, adapting water saving technologies, implementing an alternative cropping system, and desilting waterways and
irrigation channels, among others.
Pineda, meanwhile, pledged to augment the LGUs’ budget for fuel consumption upon the depletion of the latter’s resources. Blanco also shared that cloud
seeding may be a last resort should the
expected dry spell continues until 2016.
We hope the efforts being undertaken
by the provincial government and other
concerned agencies are enough to mitigate
the effects of El Niño. •
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Eid al-Adha at deng Kabalen
NG Malacanang dineklara ne ing byahing malaut ba mung makaapa
a-25 ning Sitiembri bilang me- karing kaluguran dang mengayangu
tung a regular a haliday na paula- bie.
Kadwa, lalu mong miraragdagan da ring kapatad a Muslim – ing
gan ing kamalayan da ring tau keng
Eid’l Adha.
Eid al-Adha o “Festival of Sac- kasalpantayanang Islam. Na iti e mu
rifice” o “Greater Eid” metung yang pakapekat keng marahas a impresmaulagang kapagmasusyang pan- yun a dala da ring teroristang Muslim ning Mindanao . Keti
grelihiyun na pagselelalalam ing belwan da ring
bran da ring Muslim
mapanyring malda kng
kng mabilug a yatu. Iti
nanu ya wari bili ing kapaning pamagmasusi keng
pamamintu nang Abraham (Ibrahim) ban
isakripisyu ne ing bugtung nang anak a Ishmael (Isma’il) anting
pamanyuyu keng Apung
Ing mesabing Eid alAdha banwaan yang ga- Aleesus Manarang
ganakan balang ka-10ng
aldo ning pang-12 ning tawling Isla- walan a Muslim – na mipnu ya namik a bulan ning awsan dang Dhu al- man palang kagalangan keng kapanHijjah ning kalendaryung lunar ning walang ispiritwal.
Katlu keti, ing gelingan ning
Iti kayabe ning Eid’l Fitr - ing aldo pangatau da ring memalen. Iti keng
nung nu mayari ne ing pangilinan a bage na e mu “puru” Kristiyanismu o
Ramadan da ring kapatad a Muslim Katolisismu ing kikiwal keng pangaila deng adwa karing maulagan petsa tau da ring keraklan a Pinoy, nunge
ning pamagmasusi kasalpantayang kayabe keti ing maulagang sangkap
ning panga-katutubu. Uling agpang
Anya ing Malacanang makan- keng kasalesayan, atin dake ning
yan neng inisyu ing Proklamasyun panawun na deng minunang tau keti
Blg. 1128 ketang a-15 ning mesabi kapulwan kinawul la keng kasalmu ring bulan, na pamasala na ing pantyanan at kulturang Islam. Keti
mu Kapampangan, anyang dating al
pamagmasusi keng Eidul Adha.
Keti Kapampangan, nanu mo ing reng Español, ikit do reng komuniepektu na niti? Mumuna sigurung dad karing kapangpangan dng kailumasasabi ing makabang aldo alang gan ning Betis-Lubao na paysakup
obra na Sabadu, Dominggu at ngeni keng kapanwalang Islam. Mismung
pati pin ing Lunis. Mikasapat lang deng arkitektuira da ring mangatpamibawi deng malda keng milabas wang pisamban Katoliku keti atin la
a pagal ning pamagmasusi ketang pang aksent o impluwensyang MusDaun nun gnu dakal la deng memag- lim anti deng keng Minalin at Arayat.
Nanupata, e ya malyaring ilako
keng kultura ing pangamuslim da
ring tau anti deng Kapampangan.
Mapang e tana manyaling pirated
CD at DVD na pisasali da ring Muslim agyang bawal. Mapang e tamu
makikipangan karing pamangan a
atin pamangilalang “jalal” (o “halal”), mapang e tamu makiyabe karing pusyunan a pagselebran da ring
Muslim nung ali tamu tutung pakayamut keng kulturang katutubu
“Iti kayabe ning Eid’l Fitr - ing aldo nung
nu mayari ne ing pangilinan a Ramadan
da ring kapatad a Muslim ila deng adwa
karing maulagan petsa ning pamagmasusi
kasalpantayang Muslim.”
anti ing keng panga-Muslim. Nung
makananu atin impluwensyang Isik,
Español, Amerikanu at dakal pa ing
kekatamung pamibiebie, makanyan mu naman na kayabe keti ing
ugali tamung panga-Muslim. Keta
king Balen Apalit, mangga na ngeni
kayabe pa rin karing gagawan dang
sundang o palang deng kris da ring
Muslim. Mapang e tane sasambitlan
ing salitang “bala na” na. Uling agpang keng batukan a historyador a
Tatang Dan Dizon, iti pakayamut ya
kng lagyung Allah - ing pamagpasaDios keng bage a ala na keng kontrol
o upaya dng tau. Tune dapat tamung
makipagmasusi keng aldo ning Eid
al-Adha lalu pa at dng amanwan
dang taung pakaugne keti pain munaman deng maulagang tau keng
kasalpantayanang Kristianismu – di
Abraham at Ismael.
Aldo mayaslag kabalen!•
If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll
be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The
main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. --William J. Clinton
september 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
In God’s time
In God’s time
“If we had an exchange of hearts
Then you’d know why I fell apart
You’d feel the pain when the mem’ries start
If we had an exchange of hearts...”
means just trying to listen and also respect what
the other person has to say about a certain situation.
When we have a falling out with someone, be it
a lover, a friend, or even a family member, perhaps,
all we need to do is to stop and try to feel the other
“But ultimately, being
able to resolve the problem and strike a balance
between the two opposing sides is the goal in
which personal conflicts
and disagreements can be
HIS 1988 hit song of David Slater
completely articulates my sentiments on how I have started falling
apart with someone really, really close to
me. In simple words, maybe it is better if
the two of us would consider the feeling
of being into one another’s shoes.
Sometimes, or should I say most of
the time, we misunderstand (or we are
misunderstood) by another person simply because we are severely encroached
by our own thoughts and feelings and we
fail to see what’s on the other side of the
road. This fact is indeed easy to accept as
each one of us would normally uphold our own con- person’s needs. An open communication line would
victions and actions especially when we know that be an avenue for threshing out the differences, at
what we are doing is right and just. More so, like the very least. But ultimately, being able to resolve
the famous saying goes, we will not give up and will the problem and strike a balance between the two
fight until our last breath standing up for what we opposing sides is the goal in which personal conf licts and disagreements can be disentangled.
believe in.
At times, some misunderstandings can be solved
However, as they say, there are always two sides
of the story. As much as we are firm and resolved right away; others will take some time to be worked
into thinking of our own condemnations, we must out. In the latter case, we must put it mind as well
also try our best to feel the other person’s situation. that we should accept that things such as forgiveWell, I know it’s pretty hard to do this most of the ness can’t be imposed on someone just like that.
time, but probably we should start trying. Stepping I would like to believe that time heals everything.
into the other person’s shoes is simply taking into Or better yet, God heals everything. In God’s time
account the other side of the story, taking in what is and grace, I know that all of us can mend broken
reasonable and what is ethical. Or probably, it also relationships with people special and dear to us.•
The silent killer
CCORDING to some med- if not detected early, the patient
ical experts, people who will die. Symptoms of blood clot
are exposed to heav y traf- include warmth, swelling, pain,
fic everyday could develop a prev- tenderness and redness of the
leg. This kind of condialent ailment called
tion is usually common
Deep Vein Thromboamong plane passengers
sis (DV T) and it could
who travel more than
be fatal to people who
two hours to reach their
have it. DV T is a blood
clot that develops in
However, due to evethe veins of the legs
and may result to pulmonary embolism.
I am not familiar with this medical
term and so I made a
research about this in- ELLEZ J. DAVId
firmity to learn more
and to share information to the public, especially to ryday traffic, commuters are
the commuters who experience alerted to take precautionary
plans to prevent DV T. Commutagonizing hours in traffic.
Pulmonary embolism is a sud- ers are advised to stretch their
den blockage in the lung artery legs when struck in traffic. Also,
caused by a blood clot in the leg doctors warned commuters not
called Deep Vein Thrombosis that to smoke and eat unhealthy food
breaks loose and travels through during traffic to avoid stress that
the bloodstream to the lung. It is can lead to DV T thus resulting
a serious medical condition and to pulmonary embolism. Drink-
Now We
ing colorless liquid like water is a
necessity to prevent dehydration.
We all know that traffic can
damage our economy substantially and the air pollution is already at high risk, but for it to
operate as a silent killer is too
much to absorb. Our government
must apply all extraordinary
measures to solve the traffic in
the Metro. We need to adopt all
Neng Capa M. Pangan
Sane ya pin naman
Misan a tinud ya keng jueting y Piyuk,
Aisipan na ing Menila linuslus
At karas na karin tambing yang tinaglus
King Escolta banting keni pa maglibut
At patunayan na king kayang sarili
Ing ya agyang ngeni ya pa minta keni,
Ding kayang kabaryu e re saulan iti
Karas king e ra pa tikman king bie reti
Anti mo ing mengan keng class a restoran,
A nu’ orderan mu ing buri mung ulam;
Inya katulid na king Peninsula nyan,
Marapal yang linub ban keni ya mangan.
Oneng ing masulit, antining e sadya
Keng ‘menu’ o nanung orderan na,
Magugumasid nya ketang orderan da
Ding aliwa, bayu morder para kaya.
Balang inorder da ding kayang kasiping,
Ya namang king weyter orderan nang tambing;
Angga king atin yang dimdam sinabing “shine,”
“Weyter” nganang Piyuk, “ako’y bigyan mo rin”
“Hoy mama” ngana ning minorder kaniti,
“Bakit kung ano ang aking sinasabi
Ay siyang ginagaya mo lamang parati,
At di ka umorder ng iyong sarili?”
“Sir” ngana ning Piyuk, “huwag mong maliitin
Ang pagkatao ko pagkat kaya ko ring
Bayaran anumang gusto kong ulamin;
Bakit ikaw lang bang kumakain ng ‘shine’?!”•
“We all know that traffic can damage our
economy substantially and the air pollution is
already at high risk, but for it to operate as a
silent killer is too much to absorb.”
the alternative ways to defeat
traffic. If there is a proposal to
get rid of the more than 10-yearold cars and buses, why not ratify
it? Sometimes, we need to be aggressive or even tyrannical just
to achieve our goal for the sake
of many. People will get sick and
eventually die if the traffic problems is not be solved. •
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Francisco Makabulos was born in La Paz, Tarlac
n September 17, 1871,
Revolutionary General
was born in La Paz, Tarlac to
Alejandro Makabulos of Lubao,
Pampanga and Gregoria Soliman.
He is considered as the first
patriot of Tarlac to join the Katipunan having inducted into the
secret society by Ladislao Diwa
in 1896.
Makabulos was appointed
by General Emilio Aguinaldo as
one of the brigadier generals of
the Central Luzon area.
Anticipating the collapse of
peace under the terms of the
Pact of Biak-na-Bato entered
into by Governor-General G.
Primo de Rivera and General
Emilio Aguinaldo in December,
1897, General Francisco Makabulos and other revolutionary
leaders draw up and sign a constitution on April 17, 1898 for
the purpose of creating a central executive committee to act
as provisional government until a general government shall
be re-established. This executive committee is composed of
a president, vice-president, a
secretary of the Interior, secretary of War, and secretary of
the Treasury.
Makabulos dissolved his
government after the First
Philippine Republic headed by
General Emilio Aguinaldo was
created by the Malolos Constitution, which he also signed.
He also fought in Tarlac and
Pampanga during the FilipinoAmerican War.
Makabulos later became
mayor of La Paz, Tarlac and,
after his term in office, he returned to farming until his
death on April 30, 1922 at the
age of 51.•
Headline Gitnang Luzon • september 17, 2015
May forever para Piolo to Enrique:
kina Heart at Chiz
SA boat pala kuha ’yung
KAHIT busy sa trabaho,
sinisiguro ni Heart
Evangelista na may oras
siya para sa pamilya.
“Kapag weekends, we
go out to make sure buo
kaming lumalabas as a
family,” kuwento niya.
R e c e nt l y,
Sen. Chiz was
asked by a
student in Dagupan City,
if he believes
in ‘Forever’
and he quickly said yes,
he believes in
it. “Siyempre, oo agad
ang sagot ko kasi baka
makarating kay Heart
kung sasabihin kong
hindi at tiyak na lagot
ako,” pagbibiro pa niya.
“Naniniwala naman talaga akong may forever
sa isang relationship,
ito. Hindi ‘yan darating
sa’yo ng kusa. You and
your partner will have to
work hard para maging
forever nga kayo. Hindi
madali ang forever kasi
sa pagsasama ninyo,
marami kayong hamon
at pagsubok na pagdaraanan at haharapin.
Para malampasan nyo
ang mga yan, kailangang pareho kayong
huwag bibitiw at huwag
susuko. Doon magiging
forever ang pagsasama
It will be recalled that
Sen. Chiz really
for his love for
Heart since her
parents were
initially against
him. But now,
they’re all in
and he’s even
have a renewal
of vows with
Heart when they celebrate their wedding anniversary on February
15, 2016. By that time,
he expects that Heart’s
parents will be able to
attend since they were
absent at their first wedding in Balesin Island.
Sen. Chiz is also happy
that Heart’s new show,
“Beautiful Strangers” is
a big hit.
“People tell me when
they see me na sabihin ko raw sa kanyang
pinanonood nila ang
show nila every night sa
GMA7,” he says. “They
know her name, Kristine.”•
Ellen Adarna,
ni Ejay Falcon
LOVE talaga ni Ejay Falcon si
Ellen Adarna dahil ipinagtanggol niya ang sexy actress
sa mga basher nang mapabalitang iniwan siya sa 9th
Star Magic Ball dahil kay
Paulo Avelino gayung siya
ang ka-date nito.
Marami ang naawa kay
Ejay at katakut-takot na lait
mula sa netizens naman ang
natanggap ni Ellen.
Pero nag-post agad si Ejay
sa kanyang Instagram ac-
count ng pagdepensa sa lady
“Pls dont judge her. She’s
an amazing date. Nag-enjoy
ako kasama siya. Wala rin
namang problema na makipag-usap siya sa mga malapit
niya rin na kaibigan. Party
naman ’yun so natural lang
na mag-interact sa iba’t ibang
tao :) Happy at thankful pa
rin ako na pumayag siya
maging date ko. I wouldn’t
change a thing,” post ni Ejay.•
pagkikita nina Piolo Pascual at KC Concepcion sa
London na lumabas at
pinagpistahan sa social
“It was an after-party
of ASAP,” kwento ni Piolo, “nasa boat kami that
Sir Gabby Lopez rented
on River Thames.”
Buong grupo raw sila
at sa bar daw ng boat
kuha ang picture nila ni
“I guess nagkaroon
kami ng chance because
she was there and I was
getting a drink, one thing
led to another and, you
know, as much as possible, I’m a very private
person, ’yung mga ganung bagay sana, hindi
na nakikita ng tao, pero
nandu’n, lumabas, and it
made people happy and
’yun na ’yun,” sey ni Papa
Tutal ay nasabi na rin
niyang he was having
a drink that time, natanong ang aktor kung
may time ba na sumobra
ang kalasingan niya.
“You have to be responsible, at the end of
the day, you have to know
your limitations. You can
be happy, you can be intoxicated just as long as
you know you’re not out
of your wits and you’re
responsible enough to of
course, face the media,
and you know, the social
media na they can just
record anything and everything you do.
“So, ano lang, you have
to be responsible. You
know, it’s a given, everything now is magnified,
everything now is videoed easily, whatever you
do, CCTV, cameras on the
phone also. Ganu’n lang,
maging responsable ka
lang na tao anuman ang
ginagawa mo.”
So, ito rin ba ang message niya for Enrique Gil?
“Wala kasi ako ro’n,
eh, so I don’t know how
intoxicated he was, if
ever he was, so I don’t
have any right to judge
him and I never had a
chance to talk to him.
“So, if ever there’s a
chance, I would of course
advise him to be more
responsible. Ganu’n lang
naman ’yun. Kasi artista
natin, maging maayos
’yung hitsura natin sa
harap ng ibang tao,” pahayag pa ni Piolo.
Ayon pa sa aktor, silang mga artista siyempre ay tao rin naman.
“Hindi naman santo
ang mga artista para hindi uminom or hindi lumabas. So, parang it makes
them human, but at the
same time, hindi mo
dapat alisin ang responsibilidad mo bilang public figure,” sabi ng bida
ng “Silong”, na showing
na today, Sept 16.
In fairness to Papa P,
sa tinagal-tagal niya sa
industriya ay never siyang natsismis na nalasing at nagwala.
Isa pang payo ni Piolo,
“You should be around
people that you trust,
kasi even the people that
you’re with, sometimes,
they’re the ones that take
photos and videos of you,
’di ba? So, ’yun lang, kailangang aware ka lang sa
paligid mo.”•
Katrina Halili, handa na sa pagkakaroon ng bagong lover
MATAPOS ang “The Rich Man’s Daughter”,
nasa “Destiny Rose” naman si Katrina
Halili. “Nakakatuwa nga kasi ‘yung una,
tungkol sa lesbian relationship at itong
‘Destiny Rose’ naman is about a transwoman,” she says. “Mas feel ko itong ‘Destiny Rose’ dahil tungkol sa kabadingan.
Mas bakla kasi ang buhay ko, e. Hindi pa
ako ganun ka-ready sa katomboyan. Ha ha
How does she feel about transgenders
who look like real women? “I’m really
amazed, wow! Ang ganda. Kasi ang gaganda nila talaga. Natutuwa ako sa kanila,
but I don’t feel insecure. Meron yata akong
wala sa kanila. Ha-ha-ha! Puwede silang
magpalagay pero ‘yung sa’kin, original.”
In “Destiny Rose”, she plays Jasmine,
the cousin of Ken Chan as Destiny Rose.
“Kontrabida ako sa kanya rito. Aagawin ko
sa kanya ‘yung boyfriend niya. Pero kahit
maldita ako rito, hindi maiinis sa’kin ang
viewers kasi comedy ang approach sa mga
eksena ko, e. Ngayon pa lang ako magkokontrabida na matatawa sa akin ang viewers.”
Does she think Ken Chan is good as
Destiny Rose? “Oo naman. I’m happy for
him na nabigyan siya ng ganitong break.
He’s very good, very credible as Destiny
Rose. Gandang-ganda nga ako sa kanya
kapag naka-girl outfit na siya. Kamukha
siya ni Cristine Reyes.”
So has she found a new love after breaking up with Kris Lawrence who’s now with
ABS? “No, wala, hindi naman ako naghahanap. Pero kung may darating na galing
kay Lord at handang mahalin ako pati ang
anak kong si Katie, tatanggapin ko. I’m
lifting everything up kay Lord.”•
september 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
FOOD AID... from Page 1
MANILA BAY REHAB... from Page 2
As early as 6 a.m., Gov. Pineda started
the distribution of food packs to the families in the town of Porac, followed by a distribution in Floridablanca and Mabalacat
According to Provincial Social Welfare
and Development (PSWD) Officer Elizabeth Baybayan, the distribution of food
packs is part of the regular assistance given
by the provincial government to the Aetas.
“Gusto talaga ni Gov. Pineda na maging
visible ang mga serbisyo ng Kapitolyo sa
mga kapatid nating Aetas,” said Baybayan.
Also present during the event were Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz, Mayor Marino
Morales, former board member Fritzie
David-Dizon, PDRRM officer Angie Blanco
and other local officials.•
CAPITOL MOVES... from Page 1
Salenga also shared some of the mitigation plans undertaken by MAOs and local
farmers such as planting drought-tolerant
or drought-resistant crops, adjusting the
planting calendar, adapting water saving
technologies, implementing an alternative
cropping system, and desilting waterways
and irrigation channels, among others.
For his part, Vice Governor Pineda
pledged to augment the LGUs’ budget for
fuel consumption upon the depletion of the
latter’s resources.
Blanco also asked the MAOs to prepare
a census of farmers affected by the phenomenon and the particulars of their respective farms, as well as a list of farmers
with working irrigation systems.
According to Blanco, cloud seeding is
also being considered as one of the last resorts should the expected drought around
the final quarter of 2015 leading to the first
quarter of 2016 drags on.
Meanwhile, the province’s supply of potable water remains stable as reported by
the Pampanga Association of Water Districts (PAMAWD) led by their president
Evelina Galicia. As per Galicia’s presentation, the PAMAWD serves 199,469 households throughout the province and currently no water shortage is experienced.
Attending the meeting were Engr. Prudencio Santos, National Irrigation Administration; Eduviges Pelayo, Department of
Agriculture; Eden Ponio, Department of
Agrarian Reform; and San Luis Mayor Venancio Macapagal.•
SAMBOY LIM BILL... from Page 1
It can be recalled that
during the said incident, not
one among the more than
20 people around Lim knew
what to do or had the proper
training to do CPR. Doctors later said that had CPR
been administered during
the 3-minute window, Lim’s
chances of recovery would
have been better.
Studies suggest that
without CPR, the survival
rate of cardiac arrest is less
than 1 percent, but bystander
CPR can double or triple the
chances of survival. Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been linked
to a 30% lower risk of nursing
home admission and brain
damage in survivors of cardiac arrest outside hospital as
shown in a research presented at the European Society of
Cardiology Congress on August 30, 2015 by Dr Kristian
Kragholm, of Denmark.
Guiao added that the
concept of CPR training in
schools is nothing new, considering that Norway had
been doing it since the 1960s.
Likewise, 27 out of the 50
states in the United States
have mandated the teaching
of CPR skills in high schools
and even make it a requisite
prior to graduation.
Giving Filipinos the
skills to intervene, rather
than remain ignorant passive by-standers, until the
medical personnel arrive
can literally make the difference between life and death.
“Ultimately, we want to
make lifesavers out of the
youth of today by giving
them the training that will
make them confident to step
up when the need arises,” the
Congressman continued.
Also present during the
hearing was Atty. Darlene
Berberabe, former wife of
Samboy Lim who has made
CPR training a personal advocacy.
During the hearing, she
narrated the events surrounding the incident and
how Samboy’s brain was
without oxygen supply for
almost 30 minutes.
She gave a moving testimony on how Samboy Lim’s
family continues to hold
on to the hope and conviction that he will recover and
eventually wake up from
The Philippine Heart Association who is also Guiao’s
partner in this advocacy
came in full force and expressed strong support for
the bill as this is something
that the Association has
been pushing for to be legislated.
During an earlier meeting with Guiao, the PHA
revealed that the current
protocols for teaching CPR
have been simplified, especially with the Hands-only
CPR, making it easy to teach
even to students as young as
9 years old.
At the hearing, Dr. Francis Lavapie, Chair of the
PHA Council on CPR mentioned how the Philippines
has been lagging behind our
Asian neighbors especially
in Cardiovascular care and
that enacting this bill will
be a big step towards saving
countless lives.
Tonisito Umali who represented the DepED initially
presented his Department’s
general policy to oppose the
legislation of curriculum but
said that the DEPED is making an exception for CPR
training after having heard
the need and importance of
passing this legislation.
amendments to fine tune the
Bill such as training should
not be limited to High School
students; in order minimize,
if not eliminate additional
cost on the part of schools,
training should be conducted by the government or
NGOs who will give the CPR
training for free.
Rep. Sol Aragones who
was a reporter prior to becoming a Congresswoman
spoke to lend support to
Guiao’s proposition about
equipping bystanders with
the necessary skills vis-à-vis
the unpredictability of cardiac arrest.
Committee Vice Chairperson and presiding officer
Eulogio “Amang” R. Magsaysay, Vice Chair Evelina Escudero, Reps. Tinio, Zarate,
Del Rosario, and Colmenares
who were present during the
Committee Hearing unanimously voted for the bill’s
approval and were made coauthors of the very laudable
and timely proposal.
After the bill’s approval,
Guiao mentioned to the bill’s
supporters that he had gotten the support of Senator
Koko Pimentel who promised to be the bill’s steward
in the Senate.•
vice (PNPCES) in providing
support to the PNP MultiTrunked Radio System in
Mt. Arayat.
The plaque was signed
by Chief Supt. Manuel Prieto, director of the PNPCES
based in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Meanwhile, among the
matters that were discussed
during the meeting were updates on the RCEO 3 Dashboard, the presentation and
oath-taking of the new members of the RAC and other
matters and activities of
Other members of the RAC
who attended the said meeting were Dir. Merio Medios
(ret), Supt. Alfredo Ponte
(ret), Amos Agbuya and
Julio Dizon, Dir. Josefina
Timoteo of the Office of the
Civil Defense, Regional Office III (OCD-R3) also RAC
ARD Nigel Lontoc. Likewise,
the composition of the RAC
Technical Working Group
and Secretariat were also
present during the activity.•
(Dencio Pacheco)•
ment benchmarking.
The lady mayor said she became aware of the effective solid
waste management practices in
the two areas during the Manila Bay rehab program forum of
their town’s officials conducted
by Department of Environment
and Natural Resources (DENR)
“Having effective solid waste
management system is important
for us in helping in the rehabilitation of the Manila Bay area. We
don’t want our wastes to go to the
bay,” pointed out the lady mayor.
“The municipality of Pilar
is fully supporting the Manila
Bay rehabilitation program in
the province being spearheaded
by the DENR Bataan,” Pizarro
The stretch of the coasts of
Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay,
Balanga, Pilar, Orion, Limay, and
Mariveles is part of Manila Bay.
DENR Bataan is accelerating
information campaign on Manila
Bay rehabilitation program with
the local officials and barangay captains of the towns forming part of the bay, according to
Mila Ramirez, DENR Bataan officer and focal person of Manila
Bay Rehabilitation Project in the
Lectures on how Bataan affects Manila Bay, best practices
on solid waste management, local
shelter plan, good fishery practices, and habitat and resources
rehabilitation were also held.
Through the leadership of
Penro Raul Mamac, DENR Bataan is in full swing implementing its programs that include
National Greening Program,
Handog Titulo, and Manila Bay
Rehabilitation Program, among
others. •
against him. He was also considered as one of the best police chiefs
in his time.
The eldest son of the ex-police
chief thanked the local government led by Mayor Pecson and the
Magalang PNP for their efforts in
giving recognition to his father.
Ocampo started in government
service in 1956 until 1977. In his almost 20 years in service, he left a
good track record.
A 21-gun salute was given to
Ocampo. •
PULUNG GUBAT... from Page 2
She said with the support of Pulong Gubat barangay chairman Ed
Santos and other stakeholders, the dream for a school in the area came
into fruition.
With the continued support of Mayor Rene Maglanque and 4th District Rep. Rimpy Bondoc, Punzalan said the school, in due time, will be
able to match the skills of big and known schools in the province.
“The school came into being through the advocacy of the good mayor
to bring education closer to the people,” Punzalan said.
The school’s founding anniversary also highlights different festivals
of Pampanga, a beauty pageant, and several other activities. •
STARBUCKS... from Page 3
fees and many more.
Meanwhile Starbucks ethical sourcing takes a holistic approach to high quality coffee.
They also share customer’s commitment to the environment by
working on to reduce ecological
footprint through energy and wa-
ter conservation, recycling and
green construction.
Starbucks in SM City Baliwag
will be serving the public this
mid-September. This will be located at the ground floor expansion building, facing Dona Remedios Trinidad Highway.•
FARM EQUIPMENT... from Page 3
agency’s program Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and
Economic Support Services (ARCCESS).
San Luis said DAR distributed farm equipments to Agrarian Reform
Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) all over Central Luzon.
According to DAR, the aid primarily aims to boost mechanized farming not only in the region, but also in the entire country, in order to keep
pace with Asian counterparts.
DAR’s program ARCCESS hopes to address the lack of capital, excessive physical activity, and lack of financial rewards among the agriculture sector by providing farmers the kinds of support services that they
badly needed to make the lands awarded to them more productive and
the farming profession more rewarding financially. •
3-DAY SALE.. from Page 3
shopping more exciting with
grand prizes, and a chance to win
a brand new Suzuki Grand Vitara. How to join? Every P1,000
purchase single receipt entitles
you to 1 raffle coupon, and you
may also catch the chance to
double it if you shop on Saturday
and Sunday.
Enjoy shopping at SM City
Clark’s 3-day sale. Mall hours are
extended from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
on September 18 and 10 a.m. to
10 p.m on September 19 and 20,
2015. For event updates, check
out SM City Clark on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter or call
(045) 499 0198 to 99.•
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A Weekend at
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
with Lani Misalucha
By Mhike R.Cigaral
The concert will be held at the new
Hotel de Oriente Convention Centre .
BAGAC,BATAAN – Bataeños will have an extraordinary weekend
at the country’s only heritage resort by the sea, Las Casas Filipinas de
Acuzar, on October 31, 2015 as Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha
serenades its guests for a night of sweet musical experience.
Dubbed “Harana: A Weekend at Las Casas Filipinas de
Acuzar with Lani Misalucha,
Mel Villena and the AMP
Band”, the one-of-a-kind
concert will be at its newly
opened Hotel de Oriente
Convention Centre, a replica
of the first-ever luxurious
hotel in Manila. Guests will
enjoy great music and a fourcourse dinner in the midst of
the picturesque hall featuring outstanding Filipino
crafts and artworks. Musical
director Mel Villena and the
AMP Band will be joining
This will be the first huge
musical event at Las Casas
Filipinas de Acuzar, a history
in the making, as it opens
grounds for grand meetings,
exhibits and shows with
Hotel de Oriente Convention
Centre. Its two large venues,
Manila and Binondo Halls,
can each accommodate up to
1,000 guests.
Tickets for two and four
persons are available with
exciting perks such as overnight room accommodation
at the resort for October
31-November 1, dinner, set
breakfast, guided heritage
tour, and pool and beach
access. Individual tickets
are also available just for the
dinner and show.
Interested parties are
advised to book their tickets now via Ticketworld and
at selected major National
Bookstore branches, selected Robinsons Depart-
ment Stores, in Ayala Malls
- Greenbelt I and Trinoma
Cinema Box Office, and at
Resorts World Manila Box
Office or visit or call 8919999, 0917-550-6997 (Globe)
and 999-954-5922(Smart)
for inquiries and reservations. You may also call Las
Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
- Manila sales and reservation office at (63-2) 3325338
and (63-2) 3325286. Limited
seats available.
Las Casas Filipinas de
Acuzar is located in Bagac,
Bataan, easily accessible
via NLEX and SCTEX. It is
a project of New San Jose
Builders, Inc. and managed
by Asian Grand Legacy Hotels Corp.•
Filipino woodworks
can be seen all
throughout Hotel de
Oriente Convention
Centre, the site of the
October 31 concert
Lani Misalucha will
serenade guests at
Las Casas Filipinas
de Acuzar

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