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EdPam: `DoF report erroneous`
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VOLUME IV • NO. 44
AUGUST 17, 2015
MONDAY
what’s inside
Mayor distributes P5.4-M
educational aid to scholars
news...page 2
DTI-Bataan wins
another BSP award
BUSINESS...page 3
On failure to submit e-SRE
EdPam: ‘DoF report erroneous’
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY – Mayor
Edgardo Pamintuan
dismissed as erroneous the Department of
Finance (DoF) report
that listed Angeles City
as one of the 19 cities
that failed to submit
their electronic Statement of Receipts and
Expenditures (eSRE).
erroneous report... PAGE 7
LGUs, residents
in CL urged:
Comply with
solid waste law
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS. Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda and Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan pose with business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan
during a visit in his Makati office recently. Pineda and Pamintuan went to see MVP to thank him for his assistance to the city’s restoration of the Museo ning Angeles,
and to the Lubao Hot Air Festival held last March. MVP also signed a MOA with Pineda for Maynilad’s bulk water distribution to the province. With them are Pampanga
Mayors’ League president and Apalit Mayor Jun Tetangco, Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab and Angeles City First Lady Herminia Pamintuan.
--PHOTO FROM MAYOR ED PAMINTUAN’S FB PAGE
Gov, Pamintuan thank MVP
for invaluable contributions
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Environmental Management Bureau
(EMB) regional office here is urging
ed in Pampanga and Angeles City and met Pangilinan.
signed a memorandum of
By Marna Dagumboy
City.
Pineda
and
Cayaby- agreement for the Mayni-del Rosario
residents of Central Luzon, as well
The city mayor said that ab thanked Pangilinan for lad’s bulk water distribution
s local government units (LGUs), to
CLARK FREEPORT – Governor last Wednesday, right after his assistance, worth P2 mil- to the province of Pampanga.
comply with Republic Act No. 9003,
Meanwhile,
Pamintuan
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thanked business
During their meeting, for the restoration of the
tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Caysolid waste law... PAGE 7
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2 NEWS
Mayor distributes P5.4-M educational aid to scholars
Headline Gitnang Luzon • AUGUST 17, 2015
by ELAINE MERCADO
CANDABA, Pamp. — Mayor Rene
Maglanque distributed over the
week a total of P5.4 million for
the educational financial assistance of at least 1,000 poor but
deserving students who are pur-
suing their high school and college education.
The scholarship funds came
from the municipal government
in the amount of P3,240,000,
while the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE)
through the Special Program
for the Employment of Students
gave an additional P2,160,000.
Mayor Maglanque said his
administration is giving priority
to the education of the poor but
bright students of the town than
wasting the municipal funds
into non-productive activities.
The mayor reiterated that it is
better to feed the minds of the
young Candabeños than to only
entice their eyes in a two-day
festival.
The mayor said the distribution of educational financial
assistance is now a regular pro-
gram of the local government
which abides the systematic and
legal procedure allowed by the
Commission on Audit (COA).
“Nanggaling ako sa isang simpleng pamilya pero nangarap
ako na magkaroon ng maganEDUCATIONAL AID... Page 7
Deadline of application for
PAGASA meteorologists’
training nears
MANILA – Qualified
ANGELES CITY’S PRIDE. Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan (L) claps as The Voice Kids Finalist and Angeleña Sassa Dagdag
(holding guitar) sings at the Angeles City Hall recently. Pamintuan commends the teenager and urges Angeleños to vote for her in the
said competition. --arnel de jesus
DILG Chief: Boost agri
for ASEAN integration
MANILA – We must stand
together to face this challenge.”
This was the message
of the Secretary of the
Interior and Local Government Manuel “Mar”
Roxas II as he expressed
his plans of strengthening the agricultural sector in preparation for the
Association of Southeast
Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Integration.
According to Roxas, the
national government has
always given and should
always give due importance to the agricultural
sector by developing the
skills, knowledge, and
equipment of its workers.
“This scale is a key determinant of success in
the coming years. This is
very important particularly to ASEAN Integration,” Roxas said during
the 62nd Annual National
Assembly of the Philippine Sugar Technologists
(PHILSUTECH) Inc. in
Cebu on Wednesday.
He also met with other local farmers of the
province during the first
Farmer’s Day celebration
to explain how the ASEAN Integration can both
be an opportunity and
challenge for Filipinos.
Roxas said the ASEAN
Integration will allow
Filipino farmers acquire
various skills from neighboring countries for development and also make
their products available
to ASEAN nations, retaking the country’s place as
a globally competitive nation, especially in the field
of agriculture.
In this light, Roxas cited how good governance
can be a contributing factor to the improvement of
the agricultural sector.
“Ang mga magnanakaw
ay kinakasuhan at kinaka-
laboso. Hindi [dapat]
ninanakaw ang pera ninyo,” Roxas stressed, referring to funds that ought to
be spent for agricultural
development.
He also said that the
country only needs the
continuity of Daang Matuwid, which is built on
integrity,
transparency,
and accountability to the
Filipino people.
This will allow reforms
undertaken during the
Aquino administration to
have long-term effects to
the economy, alleviating
poverty experienced in
the country. (PNA)•
locals and foreigners
have until Aug. 31 this
year to apply for the
44-week Meteorologists Training Course
(MTC) which State
weather agency Philippine Atmospheric,
Geophysical and Astronomical Services
Administration (PAGASA) will conduct
at its head office in
Metro Manila.
Such deadline will
give PAGASA time to
screen applicants for
MTC which will commence on Oct. 20 this
year, noted the agency’s weather specialist Encar Borjal who’s
among contact persons for the training
course.
“Applicants aiming
to attend MTC must
first meet basic entrance requirements
then pass the qualifying examination for
this course,” she said,
describing PAGASA’s
screening process.
According to PAGASA, its employees
and other interested
parties can apply to
attend MTC.
The basic entrance
requirements for all
MTC applicants are
they must not be over
35 years old, must be
physically and mentally fit as well as hold
bachelor’s degrees in
either
engineering,
mathematics, physics,
other physical sciences or other fields, PAGASA noted, however.
PAGASA
likewise
prefers
applicants
who already attended
either its Meteorological Technicians Training Course or Meteorological
Observers
Training Course.
The MTC application form is available
for downloading from
PAGASA’s
website
www.pagasa.dost.gov.
ph,
An MTC application
pack must include the
applicants’ duly accomplished application form, either original or certified true
copy (CTC) of transcript of records and
certificate of eligibility if there’s any.
“Our
preliminary
screening will show
who among the applicants can take the
MTC qualifying examination,”
Borjal
said.
PAGASA will inform
applicants concerned
when and where this
agency will hold such
examination, she continued.
“Those who submitted CTCs of their
transcripts
must
bring on examination
day their original copies of these school records so we can check
documents they submitted,” she said.
pagasa... Page 7
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
APEC urged to adopt disaster risk reduction framework
MANILA – Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) member economies are urged to adopt a framework
on disaster risk reduction that will be
proposed by the Philippines in an upcoming APEC meeting.
“The Philippines will formally
push adoption of APEC on operations
framework for disaster risk reduction in September,” said APEC 2015
National Organizing Council Undersecretary Ferdinand B. Cui Jr., at the
briefing of the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Science and Technology in
Higher Education held here over the
week.
Cui, who is also the Senior Of-
ficials’ Meeting (SOM) Vice Chair,
mentioned that science and technology as well as higher education are
fundamental enablers to develop disaster risk reduction capacity among
APEC economies.
He also said that disaster risk reduction and management is crucial
for the Asia Pacific region with the
recent typhoons, disasters, and other
calamities that battered Asia Pacific
countries.
“We need to respond in this global
reality,” Cui said.
The Philippines, after experiencing one of the strongest typhoon in
history -- Typhoon Haiyan, is in the
forefront of the framework, according to Cui. He added that science and
technology through higher education
will help in mitigating risks brought
by disasters and calamities.
“We see science and technology, innovation, and of course higher education at the forefront of the APEC discussion,” he said. Cui emphasized that disaster risk
reduction is common to Asia Pacific
countries, thus member countries
should respond as a whole.
“We are hoping that APEC economies will adopt the framework which
we’re going to propose,” he added
(PCOO)•
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City/Municipality: ARAYAT
NOTICE FOR 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
LEONORA MIRANDA BONDOC has filed with
this office, a petition for change of first name from
“NORA” to “LEONORA” and correction of entries
in the date of birth from “JANUARY 23, 1962” to
“JANUARY 22, 1962” in the certificate of live birth of
NORA MIRANDA BONDOC born on JANUARY 23,
1962 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are
EUGENIO BONDOC and FILOMENA MIRANDA.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may
file his written opposition with this Office not later
than two weeks upon publication.
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AUGUST 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
BUSINESS 3
DoLE-3 conducts
productivity trainers’
training for personnel
DTI-Bataan wins
another BSP award
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
BALANGA CITY – Winning
– The Department of
Labor and Employment
(DoLE), in partnership
with the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board, recently conducted a Trainers’
Training on Productivity for its personnel.
“The provision of
productivity toolbox of
programs and services
to enterprises is important for our staff to be
able to effectively deliver commitments under the Labor Law Compliance System,” DoLE
Regional Director Ana
Dione said.
During her lecture,
National Wages and
Productivity Commission (NWPC) Chief Labor and Employment
Officer Sylvia Piano
discussed the concept
of experiential learning
and its implications and
highlighted the systematic approach to learning as she encouraged
the participants to always welcome change.
“Trainings like this
are designed to produce
behavioral change; to
improve our present
situation with our desired one to see the improvement of our job
performance,”
Piano
explained.
Meanwhile,
NWPC
Supervising Labor and
Employment
Officer
Amelia Kakazu gave insights on the different
aspects of productivity
including productivity
concept which emphasized the attitude of
mind,
improvement
and continuous betterment of what exists;
productivity measures
which involve the keen
monitoring and measurement on the factors of productivity
inputs with the goal of
attaining productivity
improvement; and productivity tools which
are needed to solve a
problem or improve an
unsatisfactory situation
in the workplace or production site.
And lastly, NWPC
Senior Labor and Employment Officer Maria
Rosa Opis highlighted
best practices on productivity, particularly
the 5S of Good Housekeeping and the ISTIV
Bayanihan Program of
the NWPC which is being adopted by DOLE
livelihood
beneficiaries.
“By adopting our ISTIV Program, our beneficiaries gained from
our developmental intervention by improving
their competitiveness
and service quality,”
Opis said.
Aside from the lectures, the participants
also underwent a series
of workshops to assess
and evaluate their presentation and facilitation skills.
The NPWC Training
Guidelines were also
discussed, prelude to
their practicum where
they will do actual productivity training to
employees on selected
establishments. (PR)•
for the second straight
year a Bangko Sentral
ng Pilipinas (BSP) citation, the Department
of Trade and Industry
(DTI)-Bataan vouched
to enlighten more consumers—may they be
indigenous people, villagers or sick patients—
about salient currency
programs of the country.
This as DTI-Bataan
was hailed BSP-San
Fernando Branch’s Outstanding Regional Partner in Currency Programs during the 2015
Awards Ceremony and
Appreciation Lunch for
BSP Stakeholders in
Region 3 held in Hotel
Gracelane, City of San
Fernando in Pampanga
on August 7.
“BSP saw our passion
and dedication in work.
Every time we have a
seminar on entrepreneurship, we always include the advocacy of
BSP. We are happy that
our efforts are recognized,” DTI-Bataan OIC
Nelin Cabahug said.
Cabahug,
together
with her staff, received
the Dynamic Balance,
Philippine Eagle trophy
from Monetary Board
Member Alfredo Antonio.
This was the second
year the Bataan office,
the only DTI provincial
office in Central Luzon
to receive a BSP award,
captured the fastidious
eyes of the country’s central bank after emerging
as the lone winner in last
year’s ceremony as Outstanding Partner for the
Report on Regional Economic Developments.
“Likewise, it is an acknowledgement of our
partners in advocacy
support like the banks
which enable an efficient
transfer of remittances
and other institutional
partners, both private
and public, that assist
in our financial learn-
ing programs, financial
inclusion and currency
programs for helping us
fulfill our mandate of
promoting a strong and
broad-based
financial
system,” Antonio said.
Other winners in the
ceremony included Producers Savings Bank
Corporation of San Jose
City, Nueva Ecija as
Outstanding Business
Expectation Survey Respondent among medium and large firms;
and Subic-based marine
equipment manufacturer Polarmarine, Inc. for
the small firm category.
The Office of the ProBSP AWARD... Page 7
MOST VALUABLE ASSETS. NGCP Pampanga personnel ‘duck’ during an earthquake readiness training. The personnel of the transmission company were also trained on proper techniques to extinguish fire. NGCP believes that human resource
is the most valuable asset of the corporation. --BUTCH GUNIO
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week the United States Agency
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Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) project.
US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg, USAID
Mission Director Gloria D. Steele,
and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan led the
event at the Makati Shangri-la
Hotel.
The local chief executives of
the CDI partner cities namely,
Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno, Iloilo City Mayor Jed
Mabilog, Batangas City Mayor
Eduardo Dimacuha, Zamboanga
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4 OPINION
Headline Gitnang Luzon • AUGUST 17, 2015
EDITORIAL
Invaluable
“Gratitude is the sign of noble
souls.” – Aesop
•••
WHEN one looks back at his accomplishments, he should never forget
that he got to where he is with the help
of others who believe in his ability to
succeed.
Such is the tale of Gov. Lilia Pineda
and Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan, who never forgot to thank Kapampangan business tycoon Manny V.
Pangilinan for his invaluable contributions to the province of Pampanga.
MVP, as Pangilinan is known, apparently gave financial assistance
worth P2 million to the provincial
government’s Hot Air Balloon Festival
held in Lubao in March, which was an
astounding success.
The businessman also contributed
almost P 1million for the restoration of
the Museo ning Angeles.
Pineda and Pamintuan motored to
MVP’s Makati Office last Wednesday,
right after the State of the Province
Address (SOPA) of the Governor. They
were accompanied by Lubao Mayor
Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, Pampanga
Mayors’ League president and Apalit
Mayor Jun Tetangco, and Angeles City
First Lady Herminia Pamintuan.
Great leaders know to express gratitude to the very people who have
helped them in their quest for development and progress.
We also thank you, Sir MVP, for
your continued assistance to the province of Pampanga. May your tribe increase.
Gov’s SOPA went to ‘May Forever’
I
T IS hard to comply to con- than three hours, blithely sharing
strain in a given time if there the status of her beloved province
is so much to tell – like when of Pampanga. Her speech went bethe Philippine bidders for the FIBA yond 12 noon, and I could see some
barangay chairmen beside me
world cup who went
holding their tummies indiover the time limit of
cating the desire to fill in their
20 minutes per presentation. When there
is so much to report,
when there is a lot
to share, there is an
equivalent difficulty
to encumber.
This was the predicament in the last
State of The Province Address (SOCA)
of Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda last Jose Aubrey
“Jay” Pelayo IV
Wednesday – with
thousands of spectastomach with a hot meal; but
tors from all towns
and cities of the province who gath- I could not blame the good governor,
ered at the Bren Z. Guiao Conven- for this was her last SOPA – and like
tion Center, the poised governor was the spectators, she must have felt
enthusiastic to share the good news the emptiness of her tummy as well.
Unlike the stomachs of the crowd,
to her fellow Kapampangans.
Taking the trending expression her report was far from empty. It was
made famous by a telenovela and filled with positive results, flourishsocial media “may forever,” her sup- ing projects, successful programs,
posedly SOCA turned out to be a and productive activities. From her
comprehensive accomplishment re- stint as the “nanay” of the province
port, as her speech went figuratively since 2010, Pampanga has become
“forever.” The spirited lady governor a landmark of limitless possibilistood in front of the crowd for more ties in terms of tourism, culinary,
4th Quarter
livelihood, culture, tradition, entertainment, employment, education,
investment, production, and many
more.
No one is left behind.
Even the province’s old provincial jail has been given importance
by Pineda as she restored the facility;
she even invited the
public to make a day
tour to the newly
restored structure.
The provincial government under her
administration has
also spent about
P83.2 million for
the food subsidy of
the inmates since
2010, indicating her
parallel view to the inmates without
prejudice or preconception.
Nothing to prove
The good governor delivered a
speech for three hours but experts
believe the average person has an
attention span of only about 20 minutes. Does she need to do it? I did
not think so. The people of Pampanga are aware of her hard work and
dedication in serving the Kapampangans with the best of her ability.
She has delivered beyond the expec-
“From her stint as the “nanay”
of the province since 2010, Pampanga has become a landmark of
limitless possibilities in terms of
tourism, culinary, livelihood, culture, tradition, entertainment, employment, education, investment,
production, and many more.”
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Physical wealth
By Flavio M. Pamintuan
S
OME people are not aware that
sports can do a lot for children
in terms of physical benefits. Not
only that, they can develop values that
would help them in life – a positive
outlook that can help them throughout
adulthood.
Many may not believe it, but sports
can help in the development of children
holistically. Being physically active, after all, brings a lot of benefits. Studies show that students who are
active in sports are more mature and
confident. These kinds of activities provide a platform for dealing with other
peers, and even their shortcomings and
criticisms.
It has been shown that athletes
known how to handle diversity; deal
with ups and downs of any competition; and move on at the end of the day,
whether in loss or victory.
Also, sports-minded children know
how to manage their time in a meaningful way and how to plan ahead of
time.
At the same time, they develop leadership skills – especially if they play
team sports like basketball and volleyball which have leaders. These leaders
guide and lead them to the right position, to assess the strength of their
teammates and most important, to develop sportsmanship and camaraderie
among each player.
And being in a team, they will fell a
sense of belonging -- that they are not
alone in their quest for victory, but that
it can be achieved through teamwork
and hard effort. •••
The author is OIC-HT, Mapeh Department, Mabalacat Community High
School, Dolores, Mabalacat City.•
AUGUST 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
A Widow’s Will and Wisdom
A
FELLOW regular opinion
writer has already written
about her in last Friday’s
issue of this paper. And I cannot
help but agree with all her honest and truthful descriptions of
Rep. Leni Robredo, a widow of
will and wisdom that many of our
politicians today do not possess
and fail to manifest in their being
politicians.
Rep. Leni is an
embodiment
of
what a real and
true
politician
should
embody:
SERVA N T-LE A D ERSHIP.
These
qualities of what
a
servant-leader
should be, which
Rep. Leni possesses and consistently
manifests in her
being a public servant, may have
been strongly influenced by her
late husband, Sec. Jesse Robredo,
the only politician who has even
introduced a unique kind of philosophy or ideology that is distinctively Filipino in all its aspects:
TSINELAS LEADERSHIP. And
Rep. Leni is doing a great job in the
continuance of this noble brand of
political leadership and public service as a true representative of her
locale in the Bicol region.
Rep. Leni is able to do what
she must do with a will and wisdom that uplift the present predicament of her constituency. Her
politics is a kind of politics that is
anchored on reality and not on a
world of make-believe that many
of her colleagues in the House of
Representatives continue to inhabit. Rep. Leni is a sincere, real,
honest, and truthful both as a
politician and as a person… and
most especially as a mother.
When I learned in the e-village
that she is not closing her doors
for running as VP, I cannot help
but rejoice in the idea and the
kind. She’s a rare breed, one of
the endangered species in the political jungle. I hope that the Filipino voters will be ready for her,
too… ready to embrace her will
and wisdom the way the Bicolanos embraced Sec. Jesse’s brand
of political leadership. It is going
to be a very big paradigm shift for the
many Filipino voters, but it must be
done if only to save
Juan dela Cruz from
the dregs of patronage politics that has
continually impeded
our country’s development and made
it stagnate in the
quagmire of politiABEL SOTO
cal mediocrity.
Humility and simplicity are the other
Sec. Mar’s candidacy), for as long personal qualities of Rep. Leni
as she gives this higher post a try that many of our politicians do
as necessitated by the pressing not possess. It is this kind of sincircumstances at hand. I would cere humility and honest simpliceven go further in my pronounce- ity (not the fake and erroneously
ment that I prefer Rep. Leni more aggrandized ones) that must be
than Sen. Grace Poe as Sec. Mar’s the new exemplars and standards
VP. I am, however, hoping and for public service and for all our
praying that something event- politicians as well who have been
ful or fateful happens for a Poe- known for their unending selfRobredo tandem to happen. I am aggrandizement. I’m sure that
dreaming for a women-empow- if Rep. Leni makes it to a higher
ered leadership to happen in the post, many of our politicians and
executive branch. This may sound most especially the young people
crazy and far-fetched to many, will learn a lot from her and from
but not to a feminist like me… and the brand of politics and leadermost especially not to a citizen ship that she will certainly bring
like me who has long been bat- with her... for servant-leadership
tered by, and has perennially en- and her late husband’s Tsinelas
dured and suffered the ill-effects leadership are already ingrained
in her system, whether as a politiof patronage politics.
I am for Rep. Leni not only be- cian or as an ordinary citizen of
cause she is a woman and I am an this republic.
I wish Rep. Leni all the best in
advocate of feministic leadership,
but because she is not just a wom- her political career! She is unan, but a woman of substance doubtedly a woman of substance
and depth at that. I am sure and and depth! More power to her and
certain that Rep. Leni is ready may her tribe increase! May God
for politics, but not at all sure if continually bless and guide her in
Philippine politics is ready for her her all decisions and actions!•
possibility that she might be willing to explore if and when the
time and the need are quite pressing for her to do so. We need a lot
of the likes of Rep. Leni in our
government, if only to put f lesh
and blood in PNoy’s “Matuwid
na Daan”. I would not even mind
if she tandems with Sec.
Mar Roxas (which I think
would be a great factor for
“I am for Rep. Leni not only
because she is a woman and
I am an advocate of feministic leadership, but because
she is not just a woman, but
a woman of substance and
depth at that.”
Towards
the Light
The K to 12 challenge
By Manolito B. de Leon
W
E ALL faced a big
challenge and a major change in our
educational system w ith the
implementation of the K to 12
Program, launched by the Department of Education.
The move to enhance the
curriculum is seen as an answer
to upgrade our countr y’s educational landscape. The K-12 program, according to the government, is a concrete response to
reverse the deteriorating result
of our educational system.
Has it worked so far?
Our countr y’s educational
system is directly in correlation w ith our countr y’s economic progress. There is a need
to produce students who are
skilled enough to be in competition w ith their counterparts in
other countries, and K to 12 is
one way to do this.
K to 12 can ensure that the
learners acquire the knowledge
and skills needed to become
productive members of society.
It introduces relevant skills development courses and special
interest subjects that w ill suit
the personality strength and
career direction of each learner.
A lot of critics may say that
the countr y is not yet ready for
such a drastic change in its educational system, but if we do not
do this now, then when?
There is a need for the Philippines to come back to the
global stage, like before, and
offer a sustained path towards
progress and development for
its people.
Critics say adding two more
years also adds to the burdens
of parents. But what they do not
see are the skills and competencies that the students would be
equipped w ith. These additional two years, after all, are the
same ones offered in the first
two years of general education
in college.
This means that students
would be more mature the moment they choose to enter college, or choose to work. Graduates of the K-12 program w ill
have the relevant skills needed
to live productively.
Ever y child has the right
to education – and the K to 12
seeks to give them the hope of a
better future.
•••
The author is Principal 1,
Mabalacat Community High
School,
Dolores,
Mabalacat
City.•
OPINION 5
Parnasong
Kapampangan
Neng Capa M. Pangan
MATE YA ING TAU
(1st of 2 parts)
Ing bie na ning tau keti king masala
King lablab ning sulu api yang mistula;
Misan, ken mung tiup na ning angin a maina,
King panimanman mu kabud niamu matda;
At mengari ya keng api ning kandila
A mapupupud mung kambe ning keang lua.
Antimo’ing sintingan, ing bikas at lagu
Ating aldo datang iti kumupas mu;
Kapara na naman ning metung a baru
Datang itang aldo maging basan nia mu;
Uling alang bage king tau mituldu
A e miangganan ketang e na’ balu.
Samyu ning pelalung malagung bulaklak
Mabating mu potang akua nang mapanat;
Antimurin keta ing pelalung maslag
Datang ing penandit milako ya tindag;
(Pakakaba me man ilug a malualas
Ing angganan niti ya kabud ing dagat.)
Upaya’t sikanan, limpak a salapi
Nung atilu keka mie kang anting Ari;
Dapot e ta’sabing king antiting bili
E na magbayu pa ing sadia mung uri;
Misan kasi ing bie, tanggapan ta’t ali
Dagpa nung insanu itang e ta’ buri.
(Ating yang kasuglung)
HeadlineinHistory
Woodstock Music
Festival concludes
O
n this day in 1969, the grooviest event in
music history–the Woodstock Music Festival–draws to a close after three days of
peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll in upstate New York.
Conceived as “Three Days of Peace and Music,” Woodstock was a product of a partnership
between John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang. Their idea was to make
enough money from the event to build a recording
studio near the arty New York town of Woodstock.
When they couldn’t find an appropriate venue in
the town itself, the promoters decided to hold the
festival on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New
York–some 50 miles from Woodstock–owned by
Max Yasgur.
By the time the weekend of the festival arrived,
the group had sold a total of 186,000 tickets and
expected no more than 200,000 people to show
up. By Friday night, however, thousands of eager
early arrivals were pushing against the entrance
gates. Fearing they could not control the crowds,
the promoters made the decision to open the concert to everyone, free of charge. Close to half a
million people attended Woodstock, jamming the
roads around Bethel with eight miles of traffic.
Soaked by rain and wallowing in the muddy
mess of Yasgur’s fields, young fans best described
as “hippies” euphorically took in the performances
of acts like Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie, Joe Cocker,
Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The
Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the
Family Stone and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
The Who performed in the early morning hours
of August 17, with Roger Daltrey belting out “See
Me, Feel Me,” from the now-classic album Tommy
just as the sun began to rise. The most memorable moment of the concert for many fans was the
closing performance by Jimi Hendrix, who gave
a rambling, rocking solo guitar performance of
“The Star Spangled Banner.”
With not enough bathroom facilities and firsthistory... Page 7
6 ENTERTAINMENT
Headline Gitnang Luzon • AUGUST 17, 2015
Shaina Magdayao, walang hang-ups sa past BFs
PAREHONG excited sina Shaina
Magdayao at Matteo Guidicelli
sa teleseryeng “Single/Single”
na mapapanood sa Cinema One
cable dahil bukod sa first breakthrough series ito ng nasabing
cable channel ng ABS-CBN, first
time rin nilang magsasama sa
isang proyekto. Nagkakasama raw sila sa
ASAP every Sunday pero hindi
sila nagkakasama sa isang stage
dahil say nga ni Shaina, singer si
Matteo at dancer naman siya. Ayon kay Matteo, kinabahan
siya noong una dahil nga mas
matagal na sa industriya si Shaina kesa sa kanya at siyempre,
kilala na rin ang aktres bilang
mahusay na artista. Pero sa meetings pa lang daw
ay naging okay naman sila agad
at naging madali raw katrabaho
si Shaina lalo pa nga’t madalas
itong magdala ng food sa set. Sa serye, bagama’t medyo
naughty ang role ni Shaina bilang Joee, may pinanggagalingan daw ito at may pinaghuhugutan from past experiences.
In real life ba ay may pinaghuhugutan din siya? “Marami,” pag-amin niya
agad. “Bukas na bukas naman
ang buhay ko sa inyong lahat,
alam n’yo ’yan. Marami tayong
learnings in life.” Pero kung ang karakter daw
niya ay may hang-ups sa buhay
at may issue sa past boyfriends,
siya raw ay wala. “Pangit kasi ’yung may hangups, eh, katulad ni Joee. Mahirap ’yung ganu’n. You have to
shoo yourself from the negativity
and the hurt, ’di ba? So, si Joee,
darating din siya kay Shaina, panoorin n’yo na lang kung paano.
Work in progress siya,” say pa ng
aktres na natatawa. Sa ngayon ay very much single si Shaina at kahit palasak
na nga raw na linya sa showbiz,
talaga raw ang focus niya ngay-
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)
You might feel that some avenues of support have been cut off or blocked. This could be a frustrating time
both at home and at work. Your determination, however, to create a positive attitude could and probably will
turn around the attitude of others. Remember–this is temporary so bide your time–do not give into frustration. Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Your personal plans for your future are beginning to develop quite nicely. The hard work you are putting forth now, with regard to planning and setting
aside some earnings, should benefit you quite handsomely in the future. There will be successful times ahead.
There are opportunities this afternoon for building good friendships; entertain each other.
DUMATING si Zanjoe Marudo sa bonggang premiere night
Heart at Lovi,
sanggang-dikit
ASIWA raw si Heart Evangelista na makaha-
likan si Rocco Nacino.
“Siyempre, boyfriend siya ng best friend
ko (Lovi Poe) kaya nakakailang,” she says.
“But of course, knowing Lovi, wala naman
sa kanya ‘yon. Sinabihan pa nga raw niya si
Rocco ng ‘Go for it! Heart Evangelista ‘yan,
‘no?’ Lovi and are open to each other so naglolokohan pa nga kami pagkatapos. Sabi ko
sa kanya, parang nahalikan na rin kita and
we laughed.” Heart and Lovi are both happy that all social networking sites are full of positive feedback from viewers who watched the start of
“Beautiful Strangers”. Both Heart as Kristine
and Lovi as Joyce, along with Dina Bonnevie
as Alejandra, got favorable comments from
those who saw the pilot episode. The soap
opens with a wedding scene, that of Lovi to
Benjamin Alves, the son of Dina and Christopher de Leon. She backs out of the wedding
and from there, the story unfolds in f lashback
to the 90s when Heart was still a little girl
and Dina suddenly appears in her birthday
party to shame her for being a bastard. Some people think that Lovi’s role as a
young woman who is raped, loses her baby
and her sanity, and becomes a taong grasa is
much more demanding than Heart’s role as a
doctor in the story.
“Oh yes, mas challenging talaga ang role
niya, but it’s not an issue for me kasi we’re
good friends and I’m happy for her,” Heart
heart at lovi... Page 7
man siyang makipag-date pero
’yun nga, wala raw oras dahil sa
schedule niya. “Kalma lang po muna. Darating din naman po tayo riyan.” Asked kung kumusta naman siya being single, say niya,
“Mukha naman po akong okay,
’di ba?” Sabi naman ni Matteo, “I
think she’s extra happy.” Basta ngayon, ani Shaina,
“Walang stress ngayon sa buhay
ko in general.”
Samantala, magsisimula na sa
August 29 ang “Single/Single”, 8
p.m., every Saturday itong mapapanood for 13 weeks.•
HOROSCOPE
Bea Alonzo, bumagay
sa slim na katawan at
mala-Adonis na mukha
ni Richard Gomez
ng “The Love Affair” sa SM Megamall, na pinagbibidahan nina Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta at kanyang girlfriend na si Bea Alonzo. Pero, agad siyang umalis, kasama ni Bea right after the
movie ended. Puwedeng isipin na naapektuhan si Zanjoe sa napakaganda at matuturing na most romantic love
scene nina Richard at girlfriend niyang si Bea. Napaka-refreshing ng beauty ni Bea sa screen at hindi
nagpahuli ang mala-Adonis na kaguwapuhan ni Richard
who was so slim, thanks to this passion for sports. Nakatulong nang husto ang mala-Amanpulo beach resort na kinunan lang pala sa Zambales sa nagliliyab na
damdamin nina Richard at Bea. Puedeng-puede pa daw na magtambal uli sa sarili
nilang pelikula sina Richard at Bea. Habang palabas ang mga tao sa sinehan, bukambibig
nila ang dialogue nina Richard at Bea. “I came to say goodbye,” ani Richard. “I came to let you go,” mula naman kay Bea.•
on ay nasa work at ni wala nga
raw siyang oras para makipagdate. “Puro trabaho talaga, as in
literal. I do ‘Nathaniel’ thrice a
week, and then I do this twice
a week. And then I have ASAP
every weekend, and I’m very,
very blessed that I have good coworkers. “Masarap silang kasama,
magaan silang kasama. So,
maski everyday may trabaho, it
doesn’t feel like work especially
itong grupo namin, ’yung ‘Single/Single’.” By choice naman daw ang
pagiging single niya. Pwede na-
ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19)
This is kind of a strange day where everyone seems to be going in the opposite direction of your own coming
and going. Stay to your own responsibilities and you will find situations calming quite nicely by the afternoon.
Becoming involved with some of the problems that do not pertain to you today may find you having to work
through all sorts of difficulties. You possess an almost infinite ability to respond to the needs of others–this
may be a real test for you. You work very hard, with a gritty resolve to accomplish much. This evening you will
enjoy the company of children or young people as well as your home surroundings. There are harmony and a
feeling of support from those around you. Romance is possible this evening.
CANCER (JUN 22- JUL 22)
Now is a good time to put your plans into effect–make that date, apply for a job or otherwise make yourself
known. You appear more charming and polished than usual at this time. Your analytical powers always manage
to get at whatever motivation is behind an apparent behavior. You have great insights into what motivates the
public, crowds and the mind in general. You can work with sensitive and vulnerable psychological areas without
batting an eye and would be good at instructing others in these areas. You could be very resourceful when it
comes to advertising ideas. Some volunteer work with emergency care is of interest to you and this is where you
may find yourself later in the afternoon. There is a chance to enjoy some special time with loved ones.
Maria Ozawa tinawag
na ‘selfish’ ng kampo
ni Robin Padilla
NAG-REACT ang manager ni Robin Padilla
na si Betchay Vidanes sa pagtawag ng Japanese actress na si Maria Ozawa ng “unprofessional” kay
Binoe dahil sa
pagbe-beg off
ng action star
na gawin ang
Metro Manila
Film
Festival movie na
“Nilalang”.
Kung
“unprofe ssiona l”
daw para kay
Maria ang ginawa ni Binoe,
“selfish”
naman ang itinawag ni Betchay sa Japanese
actress.
“Unprofessional to people like Maria
Ozawa but for me, a real man with a gentle heart to give way to his wife’s delicate
condition. If you think Robin is unprofessional, then I think you are selfish,” post ni
Betchay. Kumalat last Tuesday ang official statement ng kampo ni Binoe kung saan ay nakasaad nga na nagbe-beg off na ang aktor
sa project para maalagaan ang asawang
si Mariel Rodriguez na kasalukuyang six
weeks pregnant. Kinagabihan ay nag-react naman agad
ang supposed leading lady ni Robin sa kanyang Instagram account at dito nga niya
sinabing “unprofessional” si Binoe. “It’s not that I really wanted to film w/ Robin,
but I think it was so unprofessional of him to
call it off 10 days before the shooting starts... “I feel so sorry for the film, director’s,
staff... etc,” post ni Maria.•
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 - JAN 19)
Being successful in life is easy just now–you have a built-in sense of how to approach and unravel even the
most difficult problems. Knowing what to do with the money you earn is a different story. Consider taking a
class or teaching a class in financial awareness at a junior college near you. Among the biggest topics of conversation with your friends are the many different and unusual ways in which to make a living, to entertain
or to be entertained. You are unconventional, independent and drawn to whatever is different. You may hate
limitations–of any kind. As a result, you may look for opportunities involving causes that go against tradition.
Revolutions or causes of one kind or another grab your attention at this time.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUN 21)
Good fortune surrounds you today. It is easy for you to make correct decisions, find the right path and move
forward where career or success is concerned. Life’s problems seem manageable and easy to solve. This is a
time to take risks and dare to be a little unconventional. You will prosper through new insights, inventions
and an independent point of view. Career moves may depend upon your cutting through some of the fluff
and really taking care of business–getting down to your most practical. Ridding yourself of the things that are
nonessential may be a key move. Your professional reputation is elevated today. This afternoon is a plus for
comparing notes on travel places with your co-worker friends. You could plan your next vacation.
LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)
This morning may seem a bit sluggish but the energies and the work will pick up later. Good information is
the most important path to positive results. This includes tracking some business transaction or having the
ability to lend advice to a customer that may be purchasing a birthday, wedding or a shower party gift. Ask
for details, particularly whenever a delay or uncertainty comes to your attention. Negotiations may be in
order today resulting in better understandings. Some swimming therapy in the afternoon could be beneficial
on a stressful day like this one. Tonight there is civic functions . . . The energies surrounding this activity are
positive. It would be good to go to this event; you might find yourself wrapped in a most positive atmosphere.
LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)
A generally busy but non-challenging workday will send you home with a smile and yearnings to be with
friends may be strong. An impromptu affair may not be as fun as you thought it might be–careful. You attract
good, gentle and loving people with regard to friends. This can be an enjoyable time to share, visit and plan
for future events. There is talk of vacationing and perhaps pictures of past adventures would bring about new
ideas for visiting new places soon. You could decide to vacation with a group this year, perhaps to faraway
places. Investments may give you insight into some future plans. Honest, frank and to the point, you love
the outdoors, travel and sports. This may be a great evening to enjoy tonight’s meal in a new restaurant.
PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
This is a multi-tasking day. There are new places you might like to investigate later today and new things about
which to learn. Travel and further education can help make this happen. Being in touch with ideas and people on
a grand scale keeps your mind busy, and this is what you like. You may feel like getting out and exercising at noon.
Discovering new values that represent some sort of break with the tried and true comes naturally now. A change
in financial status is possible and can lead in unexpected directions. New spending patterns will develop, perhaps
focused on high tech interests. There are opportunities this evening to visit with friends who may want to show
off their vacation pictures or tell you of a summer adventure
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 - DEC. 21)
Your tendency to compromise and settle for less than you dreamed can be a problem. You may choose the
path of least resistance just now–you are willing to bypass some of the things you always wanted in favor
of expediency. Career moves should have special attention now. Tension results when you ignore your own
desires and needs and take a course of action, job, career or whatever that can never seem to satisfy. Create a plan for yourself and stick with it. Sticking with it may mean saying no to some short-term pleasures
while you follow through with your plans. The input that a loved one makes today can be very helpful. A
love relationship, perhaps new, is blossoming. This is a great time to show your appreciation for one another.
SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)
Attacking a business-related problem is good but not without some forethought. Unless there is an emergency you will do better to think for a minute so as to plot your path. Once you set out to find a solution you will
arrive at just what is needed. Your penetrating mind gets straight to the bottom line every time–you are also
not afraid to tell it as it is. Exciting to be near, you can be an excellent entrepreneur. You work very hard now,
with a gritty resolve to accomplish much. It takes a lot to overload your willingness to take charge and help.
You put forth a lot of effort with regard to your career. When you go home, leave your drive and ambitions for
work, at work. Relax this evening! Something small needs your attention tonight.
TAURUS (APR. 20-MAY 20)
You are able to rise above any problems that cause confusion just now. This is a great time to be with others and
to work together. You may find that your special talents are in demand or you may be asked to help with a specific
job. Your management abilities are in top form; you are appreciated. Today, you seem unusually motivated and
driven in new and unexpected directions. You could receive unexpected backing and, in general, your efforts are
successful for reaching new heights of originality. You may decide to begin a business of your own. The light in
your eyes reveals the brightness of your mind to everyone who comes to know you. Neighbors may pop in for a
while this evening and you could find yourself planning a future neighborhood party.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22)
You may find yourself very appreciative of your career and practical skills. You might enjoy solving puzzles and
problems and finding solutions. A renewed appreciation for your work may be apparent to your superiors–in
fact, to everybody. For fun, during the lunch break, you may decide to dive into a sparring competition with a
few trivia questions. You love to study and question the opinions of others and you are always searching–using your mind for research. You enjoy communication in all its forms–spoken, written, via computers, etc. You
enjoy teaching and may be asked to use your skills to tutor. Before you embark upon this sort of experience it
would be good to bond with the students in order to gain better insight into form or style.
AUGUST 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
PAGASA... from Page 2
ERRONEOUS REPORT... from Page 1
“Our internet bogged
down in June so we submitted a hard copy of the
report. We were able to
submit the online copy
on July 30. Their report came out August 12.
How come they still included us in their shame
ad?” Pamintuan asked.
“That was an error (of
the DoF). Either they’re
lazy or they don’t care,” he
added.
Pamintuan said this is
the second time that the
DoF erred in its report
when it publicized that the
city has not increased real
property tax (RPT) in 18
years.
“When I first sat as mayor in 1995, I immediately
complied with the law to
assess RPT every three
years. There were no more
re-assessments after that
until I came back in office
and implemented a new
RPT assessment in 2014,”
Pamintuan said.
The DoF’s advertisement
titled, “Did your City and
Provincial treasurers report on your LGU incomes
and expenditures?,” also
listed Mabalacat City as
non-compliant to the submission of the eSRE.
The DoF earlier required
assessors to shift to electronic reporting of consolidated property valuations
and assessments in their
respective local government units (LGUs) starting
July 10. The new requirement aims to optimize collections of real property
tax (RPT) in the LGUs as
a stable source of revenues
and to improve local fiscal
accountability and transparency. •
GOV, PAMINTUAN... from Page 1
Museo Ning Angeles.
The small group meeting with MVP was
composed of Governor Pineda, Mayor Pa-
mintuan with his first lady Herminia Pamintuan, Apalit Mayor Jun Tetangco, and
Lubao Pineda-Cayabyab. •
SOLID WASTE LAW... from Page 1
EMB regional director
Lormelyn Claudio said their
agency is bent on intensifying its efforts to enhance
compliance of LGUs in the
region on solid waste management practices, especially those that are still operating open and controlled
dumpsites.
Claudio said that although
there is a noted reduction in
the number of cities and municipalities the region that
are operating such dumpsites, there are still some
which failed to truly demonstrate the will to comply
with the Ecological Waste
Management Act.
From 91 existing open
and controlled dumpsites in
2011, she said the number
was reduced to 54 this year.
”We are expecting the
number to reduce further
and hopefully, there will be
no more open dumpsites in
the region by the end of this
year,” she said.
She reminded the local
chief executives they could
face administrative sanctions if they would fail to
abide by the provisions of
Republic Act 9003 or the
Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, particularly on the prohibition
of operating open dumpsites.
Section 37 of RA 9003
promulgated on January
25, 2001 prohibits the use
of open dumps for solid
waste and the conversion of
open dumps into controlled
dumps within three years
from the enactment of the
law. It also provides that no
controlled dumps shall be
allowed five years following
the effectivity of the law.
She said that the EMB is
sending letters from the barangay up to the provincial
level to ensure the compliance of the Solid Waste Management Act.
”We are urging the LGUs
to strictly observe the provisions of RA 9003 and other
related laws and issuances
on solid waste management,”
she said.
At the same time, Claudio
asked the residents in the region to support and cooperate in the implementation of
the Solid Waste Management
Act.
“Everyone should realize
that solid waste management
should be a collective effort
because it can be a win-win
situation for all. It is not only
the role of the local leaders,
we as individuals should also
do our part,” she added. •
nicipal building comparable
to other first-class towns and
cities and still now undergoing building expansion; opening of the newly constructed
Municipal Infirmary Hospital
which is now Philhealth accredited; the ongoing construction of national road
from Poblacion to Barangay
Pasig which expected to be
finished on November; the
ongoing renovation of the
public market; the ongoing
construction of the Candaba
Trading Center in front of
the municipal hall; soon-torise Puregold after the MOA
signing with the municipal
government; opening of new
barangay high schools to accommodate the rising number of students; construction
of barangay roads, covered
courts and other facilities.
Mayor Maglanque said he
cannot do and deliver these
accomplishments alone, without the full support of Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, Vice
Governor Dennis Pineda, Congressman Juan Pablo Rimpy
Bondoc, national line agencies
such as DILG, DSWD, DOLE,
DA, DAR, his friend-senators
and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan.
The awarding of educational financial assistance was
witnessed by 4th District Rep.
Juan Pablo “Rimpy” Bondoc,
Former DPWH Undersecretary Rafael Cunanan Yabut,
Butil Party List Representative Agapito Guanlao, Board
Member Nestor Tolentino,
Arlene Tolentino, chief of Labor and Employment Office of
DoLE, members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Jing Grupo,
municipal PESO manager,
other municipal department
heads and employees, barangay captains and scholar-
EDUCATIONAL AID... from Page 2
dang buhay. Ang pagtatapos
ko sa kolehiyo ang aking naging sandata at naging puhunan ko para marating ko ang
aking kasalukuyang estado
ngayon sa buhay (I came from
a simple family but I dreamt
of a better life. Finishing my
college education is my only
weapon and investment to
achieve my present status in
life),”he said.
He explained that students
who finish college education
have a better chance to become more successful in life.
Aside from education of the
youth, the rapid development
of Candaba in terms of infrastructure and local economy
for the past two years can be
observed.
The municipal government under the stint of Mayor
Maglanque has accomplished
the following: construction
of the state-of-the-art mu-
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She said the examination’s results will help PAGASA identify
applicants who’ll attend MTC.
The successful applicants will
comprise the 27th batch of MTC
trainees, she noted.
Applicants can either submit
respective application packs in
person at PAGASA’s head office
or send these by mail, Borjal
continued.
“They can also email their application packs to me [email protected],” she said.
PAGASA isn’t charging appli-
BSP AWARDS... from Page 3
vincial Agriculturist of Aurora
took home the Outstanding Partner for Report on Regional Economic Development of the Philippines Award.
According to Cabahug, currency programs and demonetization
are part of informing consumers
and the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which is why they
have been inviting BSP-San Fernando senior research specialist
Maria Lourdes Laconsay in various DTI campaigns.
These included entrepreneurship seminars with Aetas, cancer survivors, students, Overseas
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Filipino Worker beneficiaries and
businessmen, as well as in radio
interviews.
For her part, DTI-Bataan information officer Teresita Magtanong said this win translates to
a big help to Bataan consumers
and SMEs, which are assured of
excellent service.
“In our everyday life, we hold
money. We always use it so we
should know its value. This is a
challenge for us to continue informing the public about the importance of fiscal management in
business and in life as a whole,”
Magtanong said. (PR)•
SURGE PROJECT... from Page 3
Lucilo Bayron also participated during the launch.
According to the embassy, SURGE is the f lagship project of USAIDs’ Cities Development Initiative, a crucial component of the
broader Partnership for Growth. Through USAID’s SURGE, the US Government will provide tailored assistance to improve urban development and planning, support sustainable development and reduce disaster risks, promote
local economic development, facilitate greater connectivity and access between urban and rural areas, and promote social inclusion
The five-year project will assist second-tier cities in the Philippines become engines of inclusive and resilient growth. (US EMBASSY MANILA)•
4TH QUARTER... from Page 4
tations of the locals – she proved that age or gender is not a hindrance
for a remarkable leadership. Kapampangans do feel her tangible projects and programs for the province and for the people. She could go
beyond three hours or speak for just 10 minutes; it does not matter.
The people know (with their five senses) the truth in the leadership of
Nanay Baby Pineda. •
HISTORY... from Page 5
aid tents to accommodate such a
huge crowd, many described the
atmosphere at the festival as chaotic. There were surprisingly few
episodes of violence, though one
teenager was accidentally run over
and killed by a tractor and another
died from a drug overdose. A number of musicians performed songs
expressing their opposition to the
Vietnam War, a sentiment that
was enthusiastically shared by the
vast majority of the audience. Later, the term “Woodstock Nation”
would be used as a general term to
describe the youth counterculture
of the 1960s.
A 25th anniversary celebration of Woodstock took place in
1994 in Saugerties, New York.
Known as Woodstock II, the
concert featured Bob Dylan and
Crosby, Stills and Nash as well
as newer acts such as Nine Inch
Nails and Green Day. Held over
another rainy, muddy weekend,
the event drew an estimated
300,000 people. --HISTORY•
HEART AT LOVI... from Page 6
says. “May sariling demands ‘yung role ko kasi malaki ang sama
ng loob ko sa daddy ko rito, Christopher de Leon, dahil iniwan niya
kami ng mommy ko, Ayen Laurel, at sumama siya kay Dina Bonnevie. Later on, as a doctor, I will help Lovi para gumaling siya at hindi
na maging taong grasa. But kami naman ang magiging magkalaban. We’ll have scenes na we’re fighting, nagsasampalan. Exciting,
di ba? And we look forward to that.”
How’s married life to Sen. Chiz Escudero? “It’s been seven months
since we were married in Balesin Island on Feb. 15 and all I can say
is we’re still in the honeymoon
stage. So far, so good. But heto,
may plan na siya, sa first anniversary namin, we’ll have a renewal
of vows. Parang ikakasal kami
uli and this time, kasama na ang
parents ko who were not able to
attend our wedding din kasi hindi
pa sila nagkakabati-bati ni Chiz.
Now, everything is going well at
puede na kaming magpa-picture
na kasama ang buong respective
families namin.”•
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cation fees for MTC, however,
she clarified.
MTC is among training courses at PAGASA which gained distinction in 1968 for becoming
Regional Meteorological Training Centre for the South West Pacific or Region V of World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
According to PAGASA, MTC
covers atmosphere science compulsory topics including climatology as well as physical, dynamic and synoptic meteorology.
(PNA)•
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VOLUME IV • NO. 44 • AUGUST 17, 2015 • MONDAY
Pamintuan creates investigating
team for Yakimix ‘food poisoning’
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo
Pamintuan has formed an investigating team to find out the
cause of the alleged food poisoning incidents at Yakimix Smokeless Grill Restaurant.
The team includes representatives from the City Health Of-
fice, City Engineer’s Office and
the City Administrator’s Office.
The restaurant will remain
closed while the investigation is
ongoing.
Pamintuan said Yakimix
owners apologized to him for the
alleged incidents of food poisoning among their diners.
“The owners said their food
cooler’s temperature increased
by two to three degrees. They
were apologetic for what happened,” Pamintuan said during
his monthly press briefing at the
Museo Ning Angeles.
Yakimix owners earlier assured to pay for the hospitalization expenses of affected diners.
They also assured Mayor Pa-
mintuan their full cooperation
to the investigation of the food
poisoning incidents.
The city government has required the restaurant full compliance to health requirements
set by the Department of Health
and the CHO.
Last week, the city government issued a temporary clo-
sure order against Yakimix
after receiving a number of
complaints from their recent
diners. The diners said they suffered from gastroenteritis and
amoebiais.
“(Yakimix) will temporary remain closed until such clearance
is given by the DOH and CHO,”
Pamintuan said. •
NL Command
has new leader
By Froilan E.Magtoto
TARLAC CITY – Major General
Glorioso Miranda is now the
new head of the Northern Luzon Command (NolCom) based
in Camp Servillano Aquino
here.
Miranda took over from Lt
Gen. Felicito Virgilio Trinidad
Jr. who retired from the service.
The change of command was
held the other day at Camp
Aquino, with Defense Secretary
Voltaire Gazmin and Armed
Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Hernando Delfin Carmelo Iriberri
in attendance to witness the
turn over.
Miranda is a member of the
Philippine Military Academy
“Matikas Class of 1983.
He also is a recipient of a Dis-
tinguished Conduct for Conspicuous Courage and Gallantry; Four Distinguished Service
Stars for Services Rendered in
Major Responsibility; and four
Gold Cross Medals for Gallantry in Combat.
Before his assumption as the
commanding general of NolCom, Miranda was the head of
the 7th Infantry Division.
The new NolCom chief has
continued to hone his skills as a
scout ranger, a paratrooper and
infantry and intelligence officer with commando training,
the camp said in a statement.
Aside from the 7th ID, other
units under the operational
control of NolCom are the Army’s 5th Infantry Division, Naval Forces Northern Luzon and
the Air Force Tactical Operations Groups 1,2, and 3.•
PLAYFUL PERFORMANCE. The US Pacific
Fleet Band and the audience both had fun during the
former’s afternoon musical performance at SM City
Olongapo recently. The Band is dedicated to providing top quality musical support throughout a 100
million square mile area of responsibility for official
functions, morale and retention programs, community outreach performances, and Navy recruiting
initiatives. --PR-SMOL PHOTO
Beneficiaries of gallant SAF 44
receive educational assistance
QUEZON CITY – The National Po-
lice Commission (Napolcom),
in coordination the Philippine
National Police has given educational assistance to the children and beneficiaries of the 44
slain Special Action Force (SAF)
members covering their expenses until they finish college.
A total of 46 children were
granted the Educational Assistance Certificates. Meanwhile,
out of the 89 requests from other beneficiaries (siblings, niece
and nephews), 43 were granted
a scholarship programs from
Presidential Social Fund (PSF)
and 17 from Commission on
Higher Education (CHED); 25
are still completing the documentary requirements and four
(4) have deferred and withdrawn
their requests.
The NAPOLCOM has amended its educational assistance
program, wherein, the rules
and laws were liberally interpreted to accommodate
illegitimate children as beneficiaries of the educational
assistance and adapted the
following changes such as
the K-12 program was taken into account; Vocational
scholarship now includes
TESDA short term course;
and amounts of assistance
were increased: Kindergarten per school year – P10,000;
Elementary education per
school year – P18,000; Sec-
ondary education per school
year – P24,000; Vocational per
semester – P18,000; College per
semester – P30,000.
Moreover, as of July 24,
2015, surviving kin of the SAF
44 have received a total of
P69,566,524.88 in lump sum
benefits, P1,016,995.70 pension
benefits and P35,367,333.00
donations from the Senate of
the Philippines, Congress, Local
Government Units (LGUs), PNP,
other government agencies and
private donors.
Some LGUs likewise extended
directly financial assistance to
the families not coursed through
PNP, thus not recorded by the
PNP. Also, an undetermined
amount of donations from other private donors was also extended directly to the families.
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US Pacific Fleet Band
performs in SM ‘Gapo
OLONGAPO CITY – The United States Pacific Fleet Band
had a musical performance
in SM Olongapo recently,
managing to keep the concert venue in a playful atmosphere associated with
dancing, shouting and
singing along with the
audience.
Based on their portfolio,
The Pacific Fleet Band
– under the operational
control of the United States
Pacific Fleet – is dedicated
to providing top quality musical support throughout a
100 million square mile area
of responsibility for official
functions, morale and retention programs, community
outreach performances, and
Navy recruiting initiatives.
Annual band highlights
include
deployments
in
support of Pacific Partnership, the largest humanitarian and disaster response
preparation mission in the
Indo-Asia-Pacific, and public outreach performances
throughout the region.
Proudly representing the
United States Navy in Hawaii for more than 75 years
while
remembering
the
many accomplishments of
all Navy musicians throughout the band’s long and storied history, the professional
military musicians of Pacific
Fleet Band continue to be
outstanding ambassadors for
the nation and an extremely
effective outreach organization for the United States Pacific Fleet. (PR-SMOL)•