Vice Gov spends Valentine`s Day with Guagua fire victims

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Vice Gov spends Valentine`s Day with Guagua fire victims
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2 female students
stabbed dead in AC
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DENR Bataan goes full
blast with programs
VOLUME III • NO. 166
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
TUESDAY
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RELIEF DISTRIBUTION. Vice Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda and wife, Sta. Rita Mayor Yolly Pineda, lead the distribution of relief goods and financial assistance to families affected by a fire in Guagua
town over the week. --JUN JASO
Vice Gov spends Valentine’s
Day with Guagua fire victims
By LIEZEL CAYANAN
G UA G UA , PA M PA N GA
- Pampanga Vice Governor Dennis
“Delta” Pineda and wife, Sta. Rita
Mayor Yolanda “Yolly” Pineda,
chose to spend Valentine’s Day
with the victims of a fire in Purok
3, Barangay Sto. Cristo of this town.
VICE GOV... PAGE 7
SUPPORT FOR BFP. Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda receives a token of appreciation for serving as guest speaker at the
Induction of Officers for the Mabikas Class 2015-01. Also in photo are FSSUPT Aderson Comar, FSSUPT Mauricio Ramos and
board member Ricardo Yabut. --JUN JASO
Gov vows to strengthen BFP
BY LIEZEL CAYANAN
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
- Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda
vowed yesterday to strengthen
the capabilities and logistics of
the Bureau of Fire Protection
(BFP) through the implementation of programs and services
such as provision of fire truck
equipment, trainings and setting up of fire brigades in the 505
barangays of the province.
The governor said the pro-
vincial government will use
the calamity funds amounting to P100 million to augment
the much needed equipment of
the BFP in the province so they
could easily respond in times of
GOV VOWS... PAGE 7
Child dies, 65 houses
razed in Feb 13 blaze
By Marna Dagumboy
-del Rosario
GUAGUA, Pamp. -- A
1-year-old boy was killed
in a fire that razed at least
65 houses in Purok 3 Barangay Sto.Cristo here last
Friday.
Pampanga police director Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Reco-
mono said Louise Gabriel
Olimpio Lapire died in the
fire which left 85 families
homeless.
Initial
investigations
disclosed at around 11:30
a.m. Friday, fire broke
out inside the Lapire residence. The fire reached
Task Force Alpha before it
blaze... PAGE 7
2NEWS
Headline Gitnang Luzon • FEBRUARY 17, 2015
2 female students stabbed dead in AC
By Rudy J. Abular
CAMP OLIVAS – Police are
now looking into the death of
two female college students
who were found dead inside
a rented house along Santol
Road in Clarkview Subdivi-
sion, Barangay Malabanias,
Angeles City over the weekend.
Chief Supt. Ronald V. Santos, officer-in-charge of Police
Regional Office 3 has directed
Angeles City Police Office director Senior Supt. Eden Ugale
to dig deeper on their investigations surrounding the death
of the two students.
Santos identified the victims as Erly Rose Abalos, 19 of
Isabela province and Princess
Elaine Costalles, 22 of Porac,
Pampanga.
The victims, both taking up
Hotel and Restaurant Management course in one of the universities in Angeles City, were
found dead inside their rooms
with stab wounds on their neck.
Witnesses narrated to investigators that they saw Cos-
tales come home before midnight Thursday after working
at a nearby establishment as
an on-the-job trainee.
Investigators are now determining the identities of persons who last visited the victims before they were killed.•
Village chief kin
killed in ambush
By Mhike R. Cigaral
BALANGA CITY - A
30-year-old relative of
a village chief in Pilar
town was killed by motorcycle riding gunmen
over the weekend.
Police report from
Camp Cirilo Tolentino
stated that the victim,
identified as Joseph
Lulu, a resident of Alauli, Pilar, Bataan, was on
his way home on-board
his motorized tricycle
when he was shot by the
unidentified suspects.
At this instance, the
report said, after the
victim was shot several
times on his back, Lulu’s
tricycle went out of con-
trol and proceeded to
the opposite lane then
rammed into a post.
One of the suspects reportedly alighted from a
motorcycle and shot the
victim on his head several times then fled to
unknown direction.
Lulu died on the
spot.
Responding sceneof-the-crime operatives
recovered 12 empty
shells and 3 slugs from
caliber .45 pistol used
by the still unidentified
suspects.
The local police here
is still conducting follow-up operations and
investigating the motive
behind the killing.•
Old lady on bike killed
in road accident
By Mhike R. Cigaral
BALANGA CITY - A
78-year-old lady was
killed when her bike was
hit by a multi cab in Poblacion in Pilar town the
other day.
Police report from Pilar PNP stated that the
victim Carmelita Santos,
a resident of Burgos, Pilar, Bataan was driving
her bike early morning
on Saturday when an
approaching vehicle accidentally bumped the
bike.
The multi cab’s driver
identified as Alfredo
Calimbas, 66, told the
police he was allegedly
blinded by the bright
lights of the approaching
vehicles on the opposite
lane and failed to see the
victim on her bike on the
right side of the road.
The victim was immediately rushed to St. Joseph Hospital in Balanga
City but was declared
dead on arrival by her attending physician. •
FINANCIAL AID. Gov. Lilia G. Pineda hands over a check worth P4,250,000 as Expanded Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation (E-AICS) to
DSWD Regional Director Gemma B. Gabuya and Pampanga Coach Director Maribel Blanco (DSWD) for the fire victims in Guagua town. With
them are PSWDO head Elizabeth Baybayan and Chief-of-Staff Fritzie David Dizon. --JUN JASO
Gov’t intensifies efforts vs MERS-CoV spread
MANILA - The government has intensified the
monitoring of airports,
seaports and other points
of entry to prevent the
spread of Middle East
Respiratory
Syndrome
Coronavirus
(MERSCoV) in the country, the
Palace said on Sunday.
In a radio interview,
Secretary Herminio Co-
loma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said that
based on the latest reports of the Department
of Health there is only
one confirmed case of
MERS-CoV in the country--the Filipino nurse
who returned from Saudi
Arabia last February 1.
The nurse, who re-
mains in hospital, arrived in the Philippines
through Saudi Airlines
flight 860.
“Tuloy-tuloy ang ginagawang pagmomonitor
ng mga manggagamot ng
RITM (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine) sa kalagayan ng
nasabing pasyente,” Coloma told dzRB Radyo Ng
Bayan.
“Dagdag pa rito, hindi
rin tumitigil ang DOH
sa pagtunton o contact
tracing ng iba pang pasaherong lulan ng Saudi
Airlines flight 860,” he
added.
According to the DOH
last Friday, 92 individuals from the 220 passenMERS-COV... Page 7
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province: PAMPANGA
City/Municipality: ARAYAT
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for change of first name from “CHELMA” to “CHEL
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from “JUNE 23, 1987” to “JUNE 10, 1987” in the certificate of live birth of CHELMA CORTEZ PADILLA born
on JUNE 23, 1987 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose
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HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: February 17 & 24, 2015
DOT SECRETARY
AT CLARK.
Clark Development Corporation President Arthur Tugade
shows Tourism Sec. Ramon
Jimenez the various developments and improvements
made by the state-owned firm
at the newly renovated Clark
Museum located inside Clark
Freeport Zone. Tugade toured
Jimenez at the new tourism
attraction inside the Freeport
over the weekend.
--CDC-EAD PHOTO
FEBRUARY 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
DENR Bataan goes full
blast with programs
By Butch Gunio
BALANGA CITY - The Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR) Bataan is going
full blast with its programs.
In line with implementation of
the National Greening Program
(NGP), the office is targeting to reforest 1,170 hectares identified areas all over the province this year.
Provincial Environment and Natural Officer Raul Mamac said timber
species, fruit trees, bamboo, and rattan will be planted under the program.
Last December, the validating
team from DENR Region 3 surveyed very high survival rate of
trees planted in Bataan province
under NGP.
Mamac said they are pushing for
the effective implementation in the
province of the NGP in support to
the thrust of President Aquino.
The DENR Bataan chief also reported that they will continue this
year land title distribution to beneficiaries under their “Handog Titulo” program.
Residents along Talisay River in
this city are also getting alternative
livelihood from DENR Bataan and
city government. They underwent
formal training on ‘cocomat’ weaving, where coconut husks are made
into mats.
“The project is part of the government’s Manila Bay Rehabilita-
tion Project to prepare informal
settlers living along riverbanks. We
prepare them so that if ever they
get relocated they will have a viable source of income”, said Mila
Ramirez, DENR Bataan officer and
focal person of Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project.
Mamac earlier said their “new
team” will work for further accomplishments.
The DENR Bataan chief made
the statement following the designation of two new community environment and natural resources
officers in the province last December. Bataan has 2 CENROs located
in the towns of Bagac and Dinalupihan, respectively.•
BUSINESS 3
DA, ATI conduct
GAP training
by Charlene A. Cayabyab
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - In preparation
for the ASEAN Economic Community 2015, the
Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center in Central Luzon (ATI-RTC 3), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture
in Central Luzon (DA 3), conducted a training
course on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for
corn and quality standards.
The training was attended by agriculture
extension workers (AEWs), agriculture center
chiefs (ACCs), municipal agriculturist office
personnels, cooperatives chairpersons and corn
farmers of Central Luzon.
The two-day activity aims to promote GAP in
the region, if not in the country.
“Ang GAP kasi isa sa mga vehicle in preparation sa ASEAN Integration 2015, kung magiging
free trade na, kailangan maging aware o maequipt sa proper information ang mga magsasaka
natin. Importante na makita nila na isa ito (training) sa tools upang sumabay tayo sa ASEAN
2015,” said Babelyn Lopez, focal person for the
corn program of ATI.
The first GAP compliant farm in the country
located in San Manuel, Tarlac was visited by the
participants in order to observe the actual practices and facilities for farming adaptation.
TRAINING... Page 7
Gov’t temporarily
bans poultry products
from US, Israel
BIRD CENSUS. Personnel of DENR Bataan participate in a bird census in the swamps and coastal areas of Balanga City. DENR Bataan
through the leadership of PENRO Raul Mamac fully supports the environment programs of the city government. --BUTCH GUNIO
QUEZON CITY - To protect Filipino consumers,
the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture (DA)
has issued a temporary ban on poultry meat and
eggs coming from the US’s Oregon State, and Haifa, Israel, the agency announced over the weekend.
“The Philippine government put a temporary
ban on the import of domestic and wild birds
and their products coming from Oregon, USA, as
a precautionary measure against Avian Flu,” DA
Secretary Proceso Alcala said in a statement, adding “the poultry products including poultry meat,
day old chicks, eggs, and semen originating from
the Avian flu affected state of Oregon in the US
will not be allowed into the country.”
The ban does not cover heat-treated products,
while “all shipments of poultry products save for
the those properly treated, “shall be stopped and
confiscated by DA veterinary quarantine officers/
inspectors stationed at all major ports,” the statement also said.
ban poultry products... Page 7
NPC calls on press groups to unite vs media killings
By Mhike R. Cigaral
MANILA - Department of
Justice Secretary Leila de
Lima has given the National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) wide latitude in
helping the Aquino administration in the campaign
against “extra-judicial killings” that victimized members of the Philippine press.
A delegation of NPC officers composed of President Joel Sy Egco (Manila
Times), Vice Pres. Benny
Antiporda (Remate) and
Dir. Boying Abasola (Balita/Manila Bulletin) on
Friday met with the justice
secretary at her office together with Prosecutor Gail
Maderazo and Gilda Ibuyan
of the Task Force on Administrative Order (AO) 35, to
discuss the “renewed partnership” between the DOJ
and the NPC as regards the
issue of media killings.
“I am happy to inform
our members and our colleagues in the Philippine
press of the very positive
result of the meeting with
Sec. De Lima. It is one positive step towards addressing the problem of media
killings and harassments
that have been one thorny
issue for all of us for a very
long time already. For one,
we have been given an active part in the conduct of
investigation, prosecution
and even ‘thawing’ cold
cases,” Egco said.
Quoting De Lima, the
NPC president said the
press group was given a
MEDIA KILLINGS... Page 7
NPC DIALOGUE. National Press Club (NPC) President Joel Egco (L) and NPC Vice President Benny Antiporda discuss some
important points with DOJ Sec. Leila De Lima during a dialogue with NPC officials last Saturday concerning media killings in the
Philippines. --MHIKE R. CIGARAL
4 OPINION
Headline Gitnang Luzon • FEBRUARY 17, 2015
EDITORIAL
Sharing and caring
VICTIMS of a fire in Sto. Cristo, Guagua town must have been thinking that
they were hit by very bad luck. After
all, the blaze razed their homes on Friday the 13th, of all days.
They spent Valentine’s Day in a nearby chapel, probably wondering what
life has in store for them.
Little did they know that help was
about to come, courtesy of Vice Gov.
Dennis Pineda and his wife, Sta. Rita
Mayor Yolly Pineda, who chose to
spend the day with them on Valentine’s
Day.
During the operation, the victims
also underwent a stress debriefing,
and were provided with immediate
needs like set of clothes, kitchen utensils, blanket, woven mat (banig), dipper
(tabo), basin (planggana), toothpaste,
toothbrush, and food packs containing
canned goods, one sack of rice and water.
Financial assistance was also provided by the provincial government led
by Gov. Lilia Pineda, who handed over
a P4,250,000 check to DSWD Regional
Director Gemma B. Gabuya and Pampanga Coach Director Maribel Blanco
(DSWD) for the fire victims.
Municipal government officials also
extended assistance, while former President and 2nd District Rep, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo also pledged to distribute assistance to the affected families.
Angie Blanco, head of the Provincial
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said the fire
victims will temporarily stay at the
covered court of the said barangay. She
said possible shelter assistance will also
be provided for the victims.
It was especially difficult for the parents of 1-year-old Louise Gabriel Olimpio Lapire who perished in the fire, but
Vice Governor Pineda reminded the
victims to be strong, despite the challenges that they are currently facing.
Kudos to Vice Gov Pineda and Mayor Pineda for somehow alleviating the
pain and suffering of the fire victims.
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BCDA irrelevant?
B
USINESSMAN
Ruperto
Cruz, head of the Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement has
called on the abolition of the Bases
Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) for the simple rationale that “it has outlived its very
reason for being” or in Kapampangan “ala ne pung kasaysayan.” Are there still former United
BCDA law and ponder its relevance.
We are asking Congress to review
the BCDA law or to scrap it already.
What is the purpose of the BCDA?
By its very name – bases conversion and development – it has become irrelevant. The bases were
already converted and
are now being developed.”
“BCDA has become
obsolete,” according to
Cruz, who during the
rush to clear the former US-run Clark Air
Base of volcanic debris
spewed by Mt. Pinatubo, had been booted
out of the former Mimosa area although he
spearheaded the clearing operations at the
within the Clark Civil Avi- Arnel San Pedro
golf course.
ation Complex, are paying
Cruz has described
their leases at the Clark
Development Corporation. For how the Green City Project of the BCDA
many years, I have no idea but the as “grand publicity gimmick to jusmonies could run into over a hun- tify its existence.”
Most of the people in Central
dred million pesos.
The national government should and Northern Luzon where most of
correct this immediately for the the BCDA subsidiaries are located
sake of CIAC and the development do not even know the BCDA and its
of the Clark airport. Compared purpose. The residents just refer
with the workers of CDC, the CIAC to Clark Development Corporation
workers receive much lower sala- or the Clark International Airport
ries. A supervisor at CDC will have Corporation when important dea higher paycheck than most Assis- velopments crop up in the area. Did
the people mention BCDA in the
tant Managers at CIAC.
Now give to CDC what is CDC’s recently concluded Hot Air Balloon
Festival? No.
and to CIAC what is CIAC’s.
“Irrelevant, obsolete.” That is
Of the BCDA, Cruz said: “It is
time for Congress to review the what Cruz said.•
The BCDA still clings to the
notion that the Clark Civil Aviation Complex is still very much its
subsidiary. Thus, the CIAC and the
DOTC for that matter, are merely
leasing the airport area from the
BCDA. That is the most unkindest
cut of all. For the sake of argument, some Clark locators
“...What is the purpose of the BCDA? By its very
name – bases conversion and development – it
has become irrelevant. The bases were already
converted and are now being developed.”
States’ military bases that need to
be converted into productive civilian use? None. If that is the case,
President Benigno Aquino III
should now abolish BCDA and allow the former US bases such as
Subic Bay Freeport and Clark Freeport Zone to chart their respective
destiny in the firmament. This is
the contention of Cruz, not mine.
The Clark International Airport,
which is now under the control of
the Department of Transportation
and Communications, remains the
jewel of the Clark Freeport Zone
and as such should not be affected
by the intricate bureaucratic maneuverings that continue to dampen the holistic growth of the airport
and its people. Check and
Balance
The day when we gave up freedom
Note: This short article was con- tie the knot. However, as blissful as
ceived as I was teaching my stu- it may be to be married to this perdents how to write a descriptive son, married life obviously has its
essay following the writing process ups and downs.
which begins with a pre-writing acOf course, we expect all good
tivity and later on making an outline things after the wedding day. A lot
to have a well-organized written of people will give up everything
piece—something that most writers just to be able to find their own Mr.
like me leave out and tend to forget or Ms. Right, and those who have
doing because we feel
found the love of their life
we’re so good in writing
should only look forward
that we don’t really need
to better things ahead.
to organize our thoughts
When we get married, we
anymore. I asked my stuare given the chance to
dents to think of a person, a place, an object,
or even a feeling which
they want to describe.
Needing to give them an
outline example to guide
them in their outlining
activity, I began thinking Brainwaves
of something which they Michelle Catapcannot possibly duplicate Lacson
spend a meaningful life
(students are seemingly
together with the person
becoming lazy nowawho captured our mind,
days that they don’t exert the effort heart, and soul. And there’s only one
in thinking and end up copying the thing that we should look to growing
examples given). Instinctively, I old with that individual. We also see
thought of describing to them what the blessed destiny of starting a fammarried life is as far as I have went ily of our own, fulfilling God’s desire
through for the past five years of for every married couple of bearing
taking that so-called vow. And aside an offspring. Having children indeed
from that, I believe all of us still have gives that special bond that seals the
a Valentine’s Day hangover. So, here relationship between a husband and
goes cheesy.
a wife. Finally, being married gives
us that fulfillment that makes us feel
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loved and wanted, and that we have
VERYBODY dreams to have a a special purpose in our lives. The
happily-ever-after. The kind contentment and happiness defiof happy ending that any nitely makes us believe that our life
woman would fantasize about after is meaningful in this world.
If there are good things about bewatching the many fairy tale and
romantic movies from time imme- ing married, there are downsides as
morial. When we meet the person well. These are the few times when
whom we truly love, we undoubt- we just want to wish to ourselves
edly want to spend the rest of our that we should have not married
life with that special someone and in the first place. When two people
quarrel over things, whether trivial
or not, it becomes a challenge to see
who’s right, and who must give way
and eventually say sorry. A lot of
times, pride and ego get in the way
of reconciling our differences, but
couples surely need to kiss and make
up after a fight. Secondly, the bliss of
married life is coupled with its own
share of problems and trials. Oftentimes, routine activities, stress and
pressure from work, add the pains
of raising children, roughen the supposedly smooth ride along the mar-
“What’s the worst part of being married? It’s
when you realize that you still have a lot of
things to do as a single person that you can’t
anymore because you’re now hitched.”
E
ried lane. What’s the worst part of
being married? It’s when you realize
that you still have a lot of things to do
as a single person that you can’t anymore because you’re now hitched.
It’s as simple as not being able to
enjoy yourself out on a fine night because you are stuck in the house to
take care of the kids. Needless to say,
no more freedom.
Yes, I can list a thousand more
reasons to convince myself that married life brings a lot of snags. But at
the end of the day, it is that feeling
of knowing you’re given that special
chance of having someone to love
and love you back and maybe even
more definitely outweighs all the
downsides that there is in a married life. Given a chance to choose
between being single and being married, I will always prefer the happy
and challenging life of being the
other half which will make another
person whole.•
FEBRUARY 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
teacher’s corner
Promised land
W
ITH the death of the 44
PNP SAF policemen at
Mamasapano in Maguindanao, the Bangsamoro Basic
Law (BBL), a yet-to-be signed and
made effective law that promises to
finally bring peace
in Mindanao, is left
delicately hanging.
The BBL is supposed to be made a
key to the concord
in the country’s
southern major island and a hoped
solution to the longtime conflict that
is characterized by
acts of terrorism
and claims for inde- Alvin H. Arceo
pendence.
The “moro land” is a major island in the country that is rich in
natural resources, vast farmlands,
diverse terrain, land and marine
resources. It also has great tourist destinations due to natural resources that are aplenty in many
provinces in Mindanao.
Aside from all these, Mindanao
is where many Muslims are settled except some who migrated to
Luzon and Visayas to avoid getting
in between armed conflicts that is
also prevalent in the so-called land
of promise.
The Muslims claim that Mindanao deserves autonomy and far
from the intercession and rule by
the national government whose
seat of power is in Manila, the
country’s capital.
Since time immemorial, many
Mindanao settlers have sought independence not perhaps because
of their religion but their historical belief that the island is theirs,
given by their ancestors who first
settled in the island.
The conflict in Mindanao seems
to be unceasing starting from different generations until this recent
incident that claimed the lives of
44 men who are merely arresting a Malaysian terror-
including those which are considered no different from ordinary
criminals and resort to various illegal activities.
The latter do not claim autonomy but simply sow terror for material gain such as kidnap-for-ransom groups and those who resort
“After the recent loss of lives of government
forces, will there still be peace in Mindanao?
Apparently, the BBL and the peace efforts of the
government are affected, resulting into a bleak
As of this end of the tunnel of peace.”
writing
ist who has been reportedly
teaching armed groups how
to make bombs and other improvised explosive devices
(IEDs).
The IEDs are not for anything
else except to sow terrorism in
other parts of the country and the
world. There are some extremist
groups who have planted these and
have killed quite a number of innocent lives.
The promise of peace that is
believed to be brought by the BBL
now is on the peril of being a failure following the recent deadly
clash between the Moro Islamic
Liberation Front (MILF) and the
Bangsamoro Islamic Liberation
Front (BIFF).
The issue on the attack against
the PNP SAF leads to the BBL’s
effectiveness as a solution to the
conflict in Mindanao and the peace
efforts of the government being in
peril of collapsing.
The government is doing its
effort to save peace, extending its
arm to the different armed groups
to other forms of extortion.
Many are asking now what lies
ahead of the BBL, as it was recently
tainted with the death of the policemen who simply did their jobs
in capturing a terrorist who is even
declared as one of the most wanted
criminals by none other than the
US Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI).
After the recent loss of lives of
government forces, will there still
be peace in Mindanao? Apparently, the BBL and the peace efforts
of the government are affected, resulting into a bleak end of the tunnel of peace.
The sincerity of the MILF in
forging peace with the government is now tainted with questions
rather than answers as to whether peace would finally set in the
promised land or otherwise.
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This writer welcomes other
views, comments, and reactions.
You may send your message at
0919-510-7665.•
Learning from teaching
by JHOANN M. VITUG
T
HE most crucial thing in learning is teaching. Isn’t
this a paradox? How would someone teach if it
takes learning first before teaching?
We are humans who have the faculty of memory and
the gift of experience. We also have the faculty of language and the ability to communicate. Teachers, as they
call us, educate empirical data to children, yet in a way
we must realize that we are the ones who are learning
from them.
Mistakes are committed very often; the best manifestation of a human being would be mistakes. We are
bound to commit them, yet we are not damned to never
correct them. We teach in order for others to learn, yet
we also teach ourselves because one could never teach
without learning.
Teaching is the greatest way to commit mistakes because it is then that you would realize what are the blunders you’ve committed and it is then that you would realize what is right for you might sometimes be wrong for
others, thus being a teacher does not make you perfect,
rather it makes you more human and it gives you more
mistakes and more spaces to improve.
Teaching is an art, and the only way you could master an art is to consistently do it or what we call practice.
We learn as teachers by teaching because it is then that
we would improve our mastery of the vocation we chose
to heed. It is when you teach that you realize and that
you muster all the skills available in the existing world
towards your disposal and being the best artist of your
art the world has ever had.
The fact that you are teaching tells you that you are
running a market of ideas. We are bound to learn and to
teach is to learn, we all have our ideas and the good thing
about that is you don’t have to lose one to have one because you could absorb all ideas you want and you could
have as many as you can.
Teaching is running a market as you would be opening everyone’s mind for new ideas and you would start
to share each other’s ideas. It is in a way a give and take
process without losing any that you have.
We are teachers, we are molders and yet we are humans. We also have to learn, we have to understand that
we chose to be the sculptor and yet we also are marbles.
lll
The author is Teacher 3, of Sta. Tereza 1st Elementary
School, Lubao East, Pampanga.•
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Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Apolonio Burgos,
and Jacinto Zamora were executed
On February 17, 1872, the three martyred Priests, Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose
Apolonio Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, better known for the acronym GOMBURZA,
were executed by garrote by the Spaniards
in Bagumbayan in connection with the 1872
Cavite Mutiny.
The three priests incurred the hatred of
the Spanish authorities for leading the campaign against the abusive Spanish friars and
fighting for equal rights among priests. They
fought on unresolved issues about secularization in the Philippines that resulted in a
conflict among the religious regulars and
the church seculars.
The Cavite Mutiny of workers in the arsenal of the naval shipyard over pay reduction
owing to increased taxation was magnified
into a dangerous rebellion and was seized by
Spanish authorities as an occasion to silence
the proponents of secularization.
The Spanish prosecutors bribed a witness to testify against the three priests who
were charged with sedition and treason,
which led to their death by garrote.
Their execution left a profound effect on
many Filipinos, including Dr. Jose Rizal, the
national hero, who dedicated his novel Noli
Me Tangere to their memory.
--KAHIMYANG.INFO
Fathers Mariano
Gomez, Jose Apolonio
Burgos, and Jacinto
Zamora
OPINION 5
An appeal to the youth
by Jocelyn G. Miranda
I
F YOU would remember, GMA-7 called on the public
via a commercial about social media -- Think before
you click. That’s actually a good appeal to the public,
especially the youth, not to dabble too much in social
networking if they are not responsible enough to man up
to their comments.
We all know that Facebook is the most popular networking sites in this day and age. Through it, we get to
like comments, photos, status; and we can post comments, bad and good, about a certain person or a certain
event.
But before we do this, we must know our responsibility to ourselves and to our fellowmen. Would they be
happy with the comment? Offended? Ecstatic? Mad?
We have to think first before we say anything on facebook, much like what we do in person.
Yes, you don’t have to face a particular person to tell
him or her that he or she is ugly, you just have to make
a comment, right? Wrong. People have different ways of
interpreting a comment. For some, it would feel like a
joke, but for some, particularly the person involved, they
may get offended.
Also, we must be responsible in sharing or posting
photos on facebook. Students from a Cebu highschool
were suspended when they posted “offensive” photos.
As mentors and the students’ second parents, we
must look after them, especially in this day and age of
technological advancements.
We all have a responsibility, especially now that social
networking sites are abound. We must be careful what
we write, what we comment on, what we post.
It’s all about taking into consideration the feelings of
other people - and taking responsibility for our actions.
Let’s not let our students get carried away too much
by social media. After all, there are other ways to interact
with their peers - and that is what we must develop.
lll
The author is SSHT-I of San Isidro High School, Sta.
Ana, Pampanga.•
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Tatak Tesda video-making
contest deadline set Feb. 28
TAGUIG CITY —The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced that the deadline for sending entries for the Tatak TESDA Video Making Contest Year 2
has been extended to February 28 this year.
According to TESDA, the deadline for the submission of entries for the contest was originally set on January but has to be
moved to accommodate more entries.
Tatak EDSA video-making contest encourages technical vocational (tech-voc) graduates to share their success stories — and
possibly win prizes — through a short video.
The contest, which is on its second run, previously drawn
hundreds of participants who documented their TESDA experience and showed how tech-voc has transformed their lives.
“Every day in classrooms and communities throughout the
country, tech-voc graduates and schools are making an impact
in the lives of others through their expertise,” TESDA Director
General Joel Villanueva in statement said.
“Capture this in video and make it an inspiration to others.
Spur action and change by telling others what tech-voc has done
for you and your communities,” Villanueva added.
The featured graduate should be a finisher of any course from
2010 onwards, a holder of a National Certificate or Certificate of
Competency, and working either in the country or abroad.
The contest is also open to schools offering tech-voc courses
and their graduates.
For the school category, the tech-voc institution should have
program(s) registered with TESDA, of good standing, and holder
of Certificate of TVET Program Registration.
The entry sender for either the individual or school category
must produce a two to three-minute video, taken at the workplace, and then uploaded in Facebook or Youtube.
The link should be submitted along with the official entry
through the email to the TESDA Provincial Office and copy furnished the Office of the Director General through [email protected]
gmail.com.
The videos may be in the form of dramatization, storytelling,
music video and other creative format. The videos should answer
the question: How did TESDA transform your life? The closing
statement of the video should be: Ako si ______, sa TESDA,
sumaya ang buhay ko. Buhay n’yo, sasaya rin sa TESDA.”
The official entry form may be downloaded from the TESDA
website (www.tesda.gov.ph).
The contest will have three levels: provincial/district, regional
and national. The top two entries (one for each category) for
each province/district as determined by the respective provincial/district screening committees will be considered for the regional level of the competition. In the same manner, the top two
entries (one for each Category) for each region as determined by
the respective regional screening committees will be considered
for the national competition.
Submission of entries for the provincial/district level has been
extended until February 28, 2015.
There will be winners for provincial, regional and national
best in story, best in video, people’s choice award and Tatak TESDA grand winner.
At stake for the winners are cash prizes and scholarship
vouchers. (TESDA)•
FEBRUARY 17, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
VICE GOV... from Page 1
The Vice Governor, with support of the provincial government,
led a relief operation and medical
mission at the Sto. Cristo Chapel
here, where the affected families
spent the weekend.
According to Elizabeth Baybayan, head of the Provincial
Social Welfare and Development
Office (PSWDO), a total of 65 families were affected by the fire.
Baybayan added that the victims underwent a stress debriefing and were provided with immediate needs like set of clothes,
kitchen utensils, blanket, woven
mat (banig), dipper (tabo), basin
(planggana), toothpaste, toothbrush, and food packs containing
canned goods, one sack of rice and
water.
Financial assistance was also
provided by the provincial and
municipal government officials.
Angie Blanco, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction
and Management Office (PDRRMO), said the fire victims will
temporarily stay at the covered
court of the said barangay. Possi-
ble shelter assistance will also be
provided for the victims.
Vice Governor Pineda reminded the victims to be strong despite
the challenges that they are currently facing.
Meanwhile, former president
and 2nd District Rep, Gloria
Macapagal Arroyo also pledged
to distribute assistance to the affected families.
Fire victims expressed their
gratitude to the provincial government for the immediate assistance given to them.•
to fire prevention and response so
that the Capitol could provide necessary assistance.
Pineda also lauded the BFP and
129 fire marshals that underwent
Fire Arson Investigation and Inspection Course training, during
the Induction of Officers of the National Fire Training Institute held
at Benigno Aquino Hall, Capitol
Compound.
“Your mandate of contributing
to the safety of communities is an
aspect of public service. It deserves
all the support and recognition,”
Pineda said.
Pineda asked the fire marshals
to remain faithful in the ideals of
their bureau.
The governor was joined by
board member Ricardo Yabut,
chief-of-staff Fritzie David-Dizon,
FSSupt. Aderson Comar, and FSSupt. Mauricio Ramos.•
GOV VOWS... from Page 1
fire occurrence.
“We have also to put up and
trained fire volunteer brigades in
every community so they could
serve as first responders in times of
fire,” the governor said.
The governor added that she
will convene fire commanders from
all the cities and municipalities of
the province including the regional
and provincial fire marshals, to
tackle issues and concerns related
blaze... from Page 1
was placed under control in the afternoon.
Recomono said rescue teams managed to save the
child’s grandmother.
Meantime, the victims who lost their homes will
stay at a nearby chapel for the time being. They were
also given financial assistance by Gov. Lilia Pineda,
amounting to P4,250,000 which serves as Expanded
Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation (E-AICS).
The Governor handed over the check to DSWD
Regional Director Gemma B. Gabuya and Pampanga
Coach Director Maribel Blanco (DSWD), and were assisted by Provincial Social Welfare and Development
Office head Elizabeth Baybayan and Chief-of-Staff
Fritzie David Dizon.•
MERS-COV... from Page 2
gers of the Saudi Airlines were
contact traced by health officials.
The DOH also said that two of
the passengers in the same flight
is considered to be symptomatic
of the virus and are currently under isolation, Coloma said.
The Palace also appealed for
public cooperation to prevent the
spread of the virus.
“Muli po kaming nananawagan
sa ating mga mamamayan na sundin at tumalima sa mga paalalang
pangkalusugan o health advisories ng DOH tungkol sa MERSCoV,” Coloma said.
He also allayed public fears
about the virus saying that according to the DOH and World
Health Organization, MERS-CoV
is not highly contagious and an
infected person could only spread
the disease through close contact
with other individuals. (PCOO)•
his killing, we will come in as part
of the Task Force through the NPC
vice president, Mr. Antiorda,” according to Egco.
“Our renewed partnership with
the Aquino government thru the
DOJ’s TF AO-35 showed that despite contrary positions between
the members of the press and the
government on many issues, we
can work together in addressing
issues of mutual concern for both
sides,” he added.
President Benigno S. Aquino
III, thru press secretary Herminio
Coloma last October approved the
membership of the NPC in TF AO35, an inter-agency government
task force mandated to solve all
cases of “EJK” (extra-judicial killings) and other gross violations
of human rights to include media
killings and harassments with
Pres. Aquino as overall chairman.
Its operation however is under
the direct supervision of the justice secretary.
During Friday’s meeting, Egco
bared that Sec. De Lima gave the
NPC “near blanket authority” in
helping the authorities immedi-
ately address any violent incident
involving members of the press.
He added that the NPC is
now readying a Memorandum of
Agreement with the DOJ specifying the role of the NPC in the
task force. The document will be
signed in simple ceremonies at the
NPC on Friday, February 20.
“In the meantime, we are calling on other press groups in the
country to assist the NPC in any
way they can so that swift and
effective justice can be given to
our harassed and murdered colleagues,” Egco said.
The NPC, Egco noted, had already designated the presidents of
all local press corps affiliated with
the club as the media’s “key persons” under TF AO-35.
“Their primary task is to establish the facts and circumstances
in any incident of media killing
and to report them immediately
to the NPC for appropriate action
by the authorities. But the task of
addressing media killings can be
more effective if all press groups
in the country are cooperating
with each other,” he added.•
MEDIA KILLINGS... from Page 2
“free hand” in the handling of media killing cases, including acting
as first official responders in case
of such an unfortunate event.
“She asks us to provide realtime details and help in the first
crucial 24 hours of a killing, such
as determining possible leads,
witnesses accounts or signed affidavits at best. Although investigation is left to police, our participation will be in bridging the usual
gap between the victim’s family
and the probers and building witness trust and confidence,” Egco
narrated.
This development came as another radioman, Maurito Lim of
Tagbilaran, Bohol, was gunned
down Saturday morning. He is
the latest addition to the growing
number of journalists slain in the
country since democracy was restored in 1986 and the 34th since
Aquino came to power.
“His killing was an affront to
press freedom and the report we
got was that Mr. Lim, 60, was critical of the local drug syndicate in
his area. He was clearly silenced.
But beyond expressly denouncing
TRAINING... from Page 3
“Isang malaking karangalan that we are the first and
only corn GAP in the philippines and now the challenge
is that we have to strengthen corn growers applying for
GAP to make sound and profitable venture,” Angel Tu-
labut, GAP focal person of DA 3, said.
Meanwhile, the ATI-RTC 3 will be conducting Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP) on May for food processors and manufacturers of the region. •
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reports PHL
as among top
retirement spots
MANILA - The Palace said it is elated by the Forbes
magazine report that makes the Philippines one of
the top retirement havens in the world.
“Ikinakagalak po natin ang pahayag na ito ng
isang reputable na pahayagan, ang Forbes, at ito ay
dapat na maging basehan upang tayo ay higit pang
magpunyagi sa pagpapaganda ng investment climate
sa ating bansa,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma said in a
radio interview on Sunday.
Coloma said Forbes’ ranking is based on different factors such as cost of living, taxes, medical care,
climate, security and crime situation, cultural attractions and hospitality.
Forbes magazine puts the Philippines at 16th place
of the Top 20 countries.
According to Forbes list of popular locations include Tagaytay, a suburb of Manila, that is elevated
and therefore cooler, and Subic Bay, with an infrastructure from the old U.S. Navy base. Non-stop
flights between Manila and the US average 15 hours.
Forbes’ recognition is being manifested in the uptick in tourist arrivals in the Philippines as noted by
the Department of Tourism, he said.
Coloma said quoting the DOT, there were 4.83
million tourists who visited the country in 2014, an
increase of 3.25 percent compared to 2013 tourist arrivals figure.
“At dahil din dito sa pagdami ng mga dumarating
na turista, umabot ang ating tourism revenues sa halagang P214.8 bilyon sa kabuuan ng 2014,” he noted.
“At dahil dito, ibayong pagsisikap pa rin sa bahagi
ng pamahalaan sa pangunguna ng Department of
Tourism sa paggawa ng lahat ng nararapat para mapanatili ang pagiging attractive destination ng ating
bansa.” (PCOO)•
BAN POULTRY PRODUCTS... from Page 3
The order also calls for immediate halt to the processing, evaluation of application, and issuance of
Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) import clearance for
poultry products from said US state.
Latest available data from the DA’s Bureau of Animal Industry says that some 41.6 million kilos of pork
were imported from the US mainland in 2013, surpassed only by Canada’s 52.7 million kilos on the same
year.
The agriculture department has also issued the
same restrictions on the poultry products coming
from Haifa, Israel, which covers “domesticated and
wild birds and their products including poultry meat,
day-old chicks, eggs
and semen.”
The DA set the temporary bans through
Memorandum Order
4, series of 2015, “to
protect the health of
the local livestock
population and food
safety in the country from the Highly
Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).”•
NEW VEHICLES... from Page 8
paganda ang ating mga programa lalo na pagdating
sa waste collection and segregation, mapapabilis
ang pagresponde sa panahon ng sakuna, kalamidad,
emergency situations, at pagtugon sa mga pangangailangan ng ating mga Fernandino,” he said.
The mayor added that a Victory Bus was also purchased and will be used by registered senior citizens.
“Like what I promised late last year, we will provide free rides for the elderly,” he said.
The mayor, in his speech, has urged all public
servants including officials and employees to make
the services of the city government extraordinary by
“serving the public from the heart”.
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin together
with Councilors Harvey Quiwa, BJ Lagman, Angie
Hizon, Nelson Lingat and department heads of the
city were also present to witness the program.•
business news
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with children
in Manila
HOPE AND LAUGHTER. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Acting Chairman Atty. Jose Ferdinand Rojas II (R) and Dr. Marvie Abesamis
(3rd from R), Medical Director of Tahan-Tahanan, share laughter and hope with children suffering from cancer during the 4th anniversary of the Tahan-Tahanan,
a halfway home inside the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City last Feb. 14. --JOSEPH MUEGO
Angeles City gets good
housekeeping seal
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY - This city
government is one of the recipients of the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH)
award from the Department of
Interior and Local Government
(DILG).
The announcement was
made by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan during Monday’s flag
raising rites.
“This is another proof of
the soundness of our financial
policies and the transparency
of all our transactions. We have
continuously and consistently
complied with the DILG’s directives on full disclosure policy,”
Pamintuan said.
The GFH is part of the Local Governance Performance
Management System (LGPMS),
which is an annual evaluation
conducted by the DILG. Local
government units undergo a
series of assessments to be able
to pass the LGPMS, and those
that excel are given the Seal
of Good Housekeeping (SHG)
award.
Since Pamintuan took over
as mayor in 2010, the city gov-
ernment of Angeles has been an
annual recipient of the SHG.
To qualify for the GFH, a
local government should exhibit compliance with accounting and auditing standards,
rules and regulations, i.e., with
an Unqualified or Qualified
COA Opinion of the immediately preceding year; as well as
Compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy of Local Budget
and Finances, Bids and Public
Offerings e.g., Annual Budget,
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures, Annual Procurement Plan or Procurement List,
and Bid Results On Civil Works,
Goods and Services and Consulting Services, among others.
Pamintuan credits the award
to the efforts of the Local Finance Committee of the City
Government.
“The City Treasurer’s Office headed by Treasurer Juliet
Quinsaat, the Accounting Office headed by City Accountant
Willy Tiotuico, the City Budget
Officer headed by Fe Corpuz,
and the City Assessor’s Office
led by Engr. Lea Dizon must be
congratulated for this award,”
Pamintuan said. •
MANILA - Singer and Unicef UK supporter Nicole
Scherzinger, over the weekend, posted photos on Instagram of her experiences
meeting children and their
families living in poverty.
Nicole, who is of Filipino
heritage, spent the day with
Unicef, the world’s leading
children’s organization, meeting children living in dangerous, overcrowded communities around the capital,
many of whom are struggling
against poverty, hunger, disease and the risk of violence.
“I’m part Filipina so I
have a strong connection
with the country and feel I
have a responsibility to do
what I can and bring awareness to the dangers that Filipino children face every day.
It’s been so humbling to meet
incredible, inspiring Filipino
children who are living in really tough conditions,” said
Nicole.
“Simple things like going
to school and learning about
their rights is so important,
not only in terms of changing
their lives but it also keeps
them safe and off the streets.
There are thousands of kids
in Manila who are living in
heartbreaking conditions but
it’s amazing to see how Unicef
and their partners are trying
to do more to protect children
in danger.”
Nicole spent the day
meeting families who live and
work on the streets of Baseco
Compound, near the main
port in Manila, many of who
are struggling to get enough
food and stay healthy. In the
afternoon Nicole met children taking part in singing
and dancing activities based
around learning about their
rights and keeping them off
the streets.
Nicole is supporting Unicef UK’s Children in Danger
campaign. To find out more
visit unicef.org.uk/violence.
(PR)•
New vehicles
ready to serve
Fernandinos
By Marna Dagumboydel Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – A faster and
more efficient delivery
of services from this city
awaits
Fernandinos,
as the city government
here acquired more service vehicles for public
use.
This was stated by
Mayor Edwin D. Santiago during the blessing and inauguration of
the 39 newly acquired
vehicles by the city government held in front of
the City Hall yesterday.
These include two
dump trucks, four mini
dump trucks, two garbage compactors, one
fire truck, one back hoe,
one military truck, two
military jeeps, eight
motorcycles, an ambulance, carriers, vans,
SUVs, among others.
“With this, we will
boost our services, and
make our programs
more effective and more
efficient,” said the mayor.
“Lalo nitong mapaNEW VEHICLES... PAGE 7
NEW VEHICLES. Mayor Edwin Santiago leads the inauguration of new service vehicles acquired by the city government which are
seen to boost the city’s services and make programs more effective and efficient. --CSF-CIO PHOTO