CDC to install additional cameras inside Clark

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CDC to install
additional cameras
inside Clark
By Marna Dagumboy
-del Rosario
VOLUME III • NO. 143
JANUARY 15, 2015
THURSDAY
CLARK
FREEPORT ZONE – The
state-owned
Clark
Development Corporation (CDC) said it
will set up more video
surveillance cameras
to increase security
inside the Freeport,
which will be the venue
of the Asia Pacific Economic CooperationSenior Officers Meeting (APEC-SOM) in
cameras... PAGE 7
P20-M Candaba
hospital expected
to open this May
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CLARK FREEPORT – A P20-million
16-bed infirmary here is already 65 percent
complete and is expected to open this May.
Funding for the structure – including lot
– was sourced locally, officials said, while
the local government unit allotted some P5
million for the purchase of hospital equipment.
According to municipal health officer
candaba hospital... PAGE 7
FINAL INSPECTION. Gov. Lilia “Nanay” G. Pineda
relays her observations on the almost-complete P2.5-million
Magalang Police Station. Also in photo is Board Member Cris
Garbo, Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Recomono, and Supt. Juritz Rara.
--JUN JASO
Gov reveals plan for additional building
New gov’t facility to boost
public service in Magalang
By Angelique D. Tuazon
MAGALANG, Pampanga – In her ef-
fort to further improve the delivery of services in this town, Governor Lilia “Nanay” G.
Pineda announced the construction of another government facility here, which will
house offices of national line agencies namely the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the
Commission on Elections (Comelec), and the
Department of Interior and Local Governnew gov’t facility... PAGE 7
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Headline Gitnang Luzon • JANUARY 15, 2015
Bataan gov’t mulls P2.4-B capitol facelift
By Jose Mari M. Garcia
BALANGA, BATAAN – The
aging Provincial Capitol here
will soon get a grandiose facelift—complete with hotel rooms
and call centers—should a P2.4billion development proposal
to make a “never-before-done
government center” pushes
through.
During a recent public consultation in this city, Gov. Albert
Garcia took pride that the province will not spend even a single
centavo because the project will
be built under a public-private
partnership scheme with Malaysian company MTD Philippines
Inc.
“Everything
will
really
change. [The capitol and the
establishments around] will be
progressive because there will
be lots of business opportunities,” said Garcia.
Various sectoral representatives gathered at Lou-is Restaurant, Balanga City for the Joint
Public Consultation on the Un-
solicited Proposal for the Funding and Development of the Proposed New Bataan Provincial
Capitol and Government Center Project. Garcia was present
together with Vice Gov. Efren
Pascual Jr. and members of the
Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Pascual hailed the project,
which may see groundbreaking this April, and was a result
of numerous consultations with
the board members and the provincial government.
“What we are going to wit-
ness is a big indication that what
we are taking is the right direction,” said the vice governor.
With the proposal, a five-level
“bunker” building with basement and mezzanine will serve
as the new Governor’s Office and
other provincial government offices.
MTD Philippines President
Isaac David said the design
highlights the heroic stand of
Filipino and American soldiers
that made Bataan the focal point
of resistance against Japanese
invasion forces during World
War II.
“There will also be a 142room business hotel, accentuated by a six-level business
processing outsourcing (BPO)
building and two four-level BPO
buildings,” David said.
The proposal sets to develop
44,436 square meters of the
Capitol compound in Brgy. Poblacion, Balanga in two years,
with a year each for Phases I and
II.
capitol facelift... Page 7
Tugade:
Rehabilitation
of tourism
areas complete
before APEC
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
of being the unschooled poor
boy who became a movie actor
and rose to become a senator.
Yet if he is the ‘bida’ or the messiah that he claims to be, how
come the masses are still in dire
straits?,” Aguilar said.
In contrast, Aguilar said that
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan,
CLARK FREEPORT - Clark
Development
Corporation
president Arthur Tugade announced that the rehabilitation
and beautification of tourismrelated projects here are nearing completion.
In a recent press briefing,
Tugade said that before the
holding of this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Senior Officials and Ministers
(APEC-SOM) meeting in Clark,
most of the works, including
the renovation of Clark Museum, are complete.
The CDC allotted P4.70 million for the Parade Ground project consisting of the repair and
improvement of jogging lane,
supply and installation of three
units of drinking fountain,
eight concrete benches, repair
of existing pavers, landscape
improvements at flag pole area,
landscaping of 470.40 square
meters and other related works.
Tugade said that comfort
rooms (for male and female)
were also constructed, including the putting of rubberized
pavement at the jog path and
the installation of led lights to
make the 2.5-kilometer park
more appealing to tourists and
abeka... Page 7
tugade... Page 7
DEVELOPMENT. Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia (front, 3rd from L) is flanked by MTD Philippines Inc. president Isaac David during the recent Public Consultation
on the Unsolicited Proposal for the Funding and Development of the Proposed New Bataan Provincial Capitol and Government Center Project. Under the P2.4billion proposal, the Bataan capitol will be developed into a mixed-use complex with government center, hotel and business process outsourcing companies.
--JOSE MARI M. GARCIA
Olongapo cop
in hot water for
interfering with
nephew’s arrest
By Froilan E. Magtoto
CAMP OLIVAS - A police officer is now in hot water after
intervening and interfering in
the release of his nephew, who
was arrested earlier in a police
anti-drug operation in Olongapo City.
Sr. Insp. Mar Joseph Ravelo of the Olongapo City Antiillegal Drug Special Operation
Task Group, said Sr. Inspector
Jaime Bada will be charged
with grave threat and obstruction of justice.
Ravelo said before the incident, they arrested Isasi
Taguiped in a drug sting along
Sampaguita St., Sta Rita in
Olongapo City at about 11 p.m.
of Sunday.
Taguiped’s wife, Eva Christine (nee Bada) however was
able to escape during the operation.
A few hours later, at about
2:20 am of Monday while
Taguiped was near the front
desk of the station, Bada appeared with Eva Christine at
the police station while Ravelo
and other police officers were
preparing documents.
olongapo cop... Page 7
Partido AbeKa tells Lapid:
Focus on work at Senate
ANGELES CITY – The Partido Abe Kapampangan (AbeKa)
has advised Senator Lito Lapid
to focus on his unfinished term
as member of the Senate instead
of campaigning too early for
mayor of this city.
“He still has more than a
year to put meaning to his long
stint at the Senate where he was
able to cause the passage of just
one law, even as he claims he
sponsored many bills and resolutions, many of which are insignificant,” said AbeKa deputy
secretary general William Aguilar yesterday.
Aguilar noted that as early as
the second quarter of last year,
Lapid was already “salivating”
to become mayor of Angeles
City, and even bought a mansion in Barangay Pampang and
has also registered as a voter in
Angeles City. Lapid is from Porac, Pampanga.
During the Christmas season, Lapid had his name painted
on many walls within the city,
along with that of former Congressman Tarzan Lazatin and
lawyer Willy Rivera, who are
said to be running for congressman and vice mayor, respec-
tively.
Village leaders have also reported Lapid has distributed
T-shirts with his name emblazoned on them in urban poor
areas in Angeles City. Some
leaders also claimed to have received cash from Lapid’s men.
“He fashions himself as ‘bida
ng masa’ and overplays the role
JANUARY 15, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
BUSINESS 3
DENR Bataan targets 1,170 has SM Clark
for 2015 NGP implementation holds movie
screening for
deaf, blind
By Butch Gunio
PILAR, BATAAN - In line
with the implementation of
the National Greening Program (NGP), the Department of Environment and
Natural Resources (DENR)
Bataan is targeting to reforest 1,170 hectares of identified areas all over the province this year.
Provincial Environment
and Natural Resources Of-
ficer (PENRO) Raul Mamac
said timber species, fruit
trees, bamboo, and rattan
will be planted under the
program.
Last month, the validating team from DENR Region 3 surveyed high survival rate of trees planted
in Bataan province under
NGP.
“The validating team’s
estimate of 90 percent
survival rate of trees we
planted under the program
is very high,” said the very
satisfied PENRO.
Mamac is pushing for
the effective implementation in the province of
the NGP in support to the
thrust of President Aquino.
He earlier said that
8,293 hectares of land in
the province were already
planted in the province
since 2011 in line with the
program. A hectare of land
is averagely planted with
500 seedlings.
He also earlier pointed
out that they are also conducting replanting and
catch-up plan, explaining
that not all planted seedlings will survive.
Aquino issued Executive Order 26 creating the
NGP, targeting to plant
1.5 million trees in 1.5 billion hectares of land in the
country from 2011 to 2016. •
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY - SM City Clark
(SMCK) held a special screening of
the movie “Life of Pi” for about 150
deaf and blind students in this city.
The movie was shown with closed
captioning and audio description.
The students, accompanied by
their parents and teachers, were from
the Angeles City Sped Center.
Bien Mateo, SM Supermalls vice
president for operations, said the film
screening is a major breakthrough for
the ranks of persons with disabilities in promoting and uplifting their
rights and privileges, which will enhance their welfare and enable them
to realize their full potential in nation
building.
The film screening was in partnership with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board,
AKAP Pinoy, Philippine Blind Union,
Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled and SM Cinemas.
The “Life of Pi” is about an Indian
teenager who was stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat along with a
Bengal tiger.
The film gained nominations including three for the Golden Globe
Awards and 11 nominations for the
85th Academy Awards in which the
film’s director Ang Lee won the Best
Director award. •
TRIUMPHANT. Members of the Bataan delegation in the recently concluded Central Luzon
Regional Athletics (CLRAA) Meet 2014 held last
December 6 to 12 at the Zambales Sports Complex in Iba present their trophies and medals
to Gov. Abet S. Garcia. They were joined by Dr.
Tarcila Javier, DEpEd Bataan Schools Division
Superintendent and Ramon Perez, Education
Supervisor.--1BATAAN PHOTO
Smart, Sun launch
tips, reminders
to maximize Papal
visit experience
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - This
week, the whole country will welcome
Pope Francis to the Philippines in a much
anticipated papal visit that is expected to
draw in huge crowds in public venues as
well as much social media exposure.
Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart)
and Sun Cellular (Sun) shared some tips
and reminders to mobile subscribers so
they can have a safe Papal visit experience.
“While we prepare our networks in
support of this historic visit, we’re also
reminding our subscribers about basic
safety reminders and tips for events involving big crowds,” said Ramon R. Isberto, Public Affairs head for Smart and
Sun.
smart, sun.. Page 7
DTI reminds Bulacan repair
shop owners to renew permits
MALOLOS CITY – The
Department of Trade and
Industry (DTI) reminded
anew service and repair
shop owners in Bulacan to
renew their accreditation
permits.
“Pursuant to Presidential
Decree No.1572, service and
repair shops are mandated
to secure accreditation from
us and renew it annually
on or before the prescribed
deadline to avoid the corresponding 25 percent penalty,” DTI Provincial Director
Rhine Aldana said.
It covers all those dealing with automotive and
heavy equipment, engine
and engineering works, machine, electronics, electrical, air-conditioning, refrigeration service and repairs,
and office and data processing equipment.
Want to broaden your business horizon?
LET US HELP YOU!
DTI is likewise appealing to all unregistered service and repair shops to apply for accreditation.
“Moreover, we call on
our consumers to patronize
and look for service and repair shops that are accredited by DTI as these have
undergone and surpassed
certain requirements that
ensure quality work. Accreditation is an important
measure in safeguarding the
public against unethical, unfair, and incompetent practices of service and repair
enterprises,” Aldana added.
Accreditations are processed at the DTI Provincial
Office which is located at
2nd floor, BFCCI building,
Sumapang Matanda, Malolos City.
Deadline for renewal of
permits is on January 31. •
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4 OPINION
Headline Gitnang Luzon • JANUARY 15, 2015
EDITORIAL
Mercy and compassion
AFTER months of anticipation, Pope
Francis is finally arriving today in the
country. Filipinos are eagerly awaiting
for his arrival, with the hopes of seeing
him in person.
The Pope will be coming from
Sri Lanka and is expected to arrive
around 5 p.m. today. Tomorrow, Pope
Francis will be welcomed by President
Benigno Aquino at Malacanang, where
he will also be met by other Philippine
officials.
He will then proceed via motorcade
to the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros,
Manila where he will hold Mass with
select bishops and priests. After the
ceremony, he will meet with families
at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The next day, Pope Francis will
visit the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte,
where he will offer Mass near the
Tacloban Airport and will have lunch
with the survivors of super typhoon
“Yolanda”. Afterwards, he is scheduled to bless the Pope Francis Center
for the Poor in Palo, and visit the Cathedral of Our Lord’s Transfiguration
(Palo Cathedral) to meet with priests
and the religious.
People are praying and hoping that
the skies will be clear from rains during his visit in Leyte, although the
weather bureau has reported otherwise. But he’s the Pope, so the religious
are expecting the “miracle” of a sunny,
bright day during his visit there.
The next day, January 18, Pope Francis is scheduled to meet religious leaders and young people at the University
of Santo Tomas in Manila. In the afternoon, he will go on a motorcade for the
Concluding Mass at Quirino Grandstand in Rizal or Luneta Park where
millions of people are expected to flock.
In a pastoral letter, the bishops
urged the faithful to make “the practice of mercy our gift to the Pope when
he comes to visit us.”
The papal visit is focused on Mercy
and Compassion. Here’s hoping that
the Pope’s acts of mercy and compassion will rub off on the Filipino people,
and will continue even after his visit.
Holy Joe
“H
OW does one cover a
Pope?,” asked Filipino
journalist Joe Torres,
once my fellow deskman at the daily
Saudi Gazette in Jeddah, the gateway to Meccah, site of Islam’s Holy
Mosque.
posed for a souvenir photo in front
of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino
in elegant garb ala Jose Rizal of
Dapitan. Joe’s voyage from Dapitan,
his province, to Vatican was providential. He had a mission to do and off he went
Camillian Religious Order, said: “I
am sure that the pope will be harsh
in criticizing industries that contributed to climate change. I think
the Pope should be strong in his position on climate change.”
This had been affirmed by the Vatican
which announced that
the pontiff, who is planning to issue an “encyclical” on the environment later this year, will
speak about the issue
on climate change during his trip to Asia. Both
the Philippines and Sri
Lanka had been visited
Arnel San Pedro
by killer typhoons – the
there to Rome to write
recent of which was tyhis destiny with the Pope.
phoon “Yolanda” which devastated
A “strong statement” on the en- Tacloban City.
vironment is expected from Pope
Joe noted that “a papal encyclical
Francis when he visits Sri Lanka is an exhortation on issues deemed
and the Philippines this week, ac- significant by the pope.”
cording to Joe.
“If we destroy Creation, in the
In one of his dispatches from end it will destroy us,” said Pope
Rome, Joe noted that Pope Fran- Francis who has already called on
cis was expected to issue a “strong Catholics all over the world to work
statement” on the environment, ze- for the protection and preservation
roing in on unconscionable indus- of the environment. On one occatries that contributed on the climate sion, the pontiff described the dechange around the world. This cli- struction of the rainforest as a “sin”.
mate change had been particularly
World leaders will be challenged
felt in South East Asia, where a se- by Pope Francis’ encyclical. The enries of typhoons regularly wreaked cyclical will “support the findings”
havoc on hapless people particu- of the Intergovernmental Panel on
larly the poor ones all around Asia.
Climate Change (IPCC) which noted
Father Aris Miranda, head of the the rising global temperatures and
Humanitarian Mission Office of the sea levels.•
“In one of his dispatches from Rome, Joe
noted that Pope Francis was expected to
issue a ‘strong statement’ on the environment, zeroing in on unconscionable industries that contributed on the climate change
and
around the world.” Check
Balance
“It was a long trip. We hardly had
sleep. There’s only a few minutes
break between appointments,” said
Joe, whom I haven’t seen for a long
time. Several years ago, we met at
the Café Mesa inside the Clark Freeport Zone and my kumpadre just
disappeared from the radar. Surprisingly, Joe reappeared via Facebook and on his way to the Vatican
with 14 other Filipino journalists to
fetch none other than Pope Francis,
the first Jesuit Pope.
Ok, at the Aeroporti de Roma,
Joe along with Pope Francis
boarded Alitalia Flight AZ4000
and left Rome at around 6:50 pm
bound for Colombo, Sri Lanka. It
was probably one of the best coverages in Joe’s journalistic career.
Before flying to Sri Lanka, Joe
Dng Debotung Pilipinu
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(Mumuna keng 2 dake)
GENING panawun a iti, nung namo ning “Sayaw sa Obando” ning
dakal man ing bayung aske Bulacan nung nu ing pekapatulunan
ning pangimut da ring tau na niti ing malasantung Sta. Clara;
kng dake ning pulitika, ekonomya at at ing Sto.Nino festival na naman
kapanigaralan, dakal parin ing mat- ning Cebu . Mupin ing kng Balen Saswang gawi ing e miwawaglit kng da- muan, tutu yang mas magalo a terak
pat da reti mula pa kanitang samula kabang mamagdalit la at mangadi
kng pekapatulunan dang
at manga na ngeni. Memalasantu – i Apung Lutung kareti ing malwalas
cia. Ing Kuraldal a kelat
nang adle ning kapanugalyang pangispiritwal,
dng kapanwalan a babalut
karing balang prinsipyu
da ring memalen, Kapampangan la man o ali.
Katunayan, ing dake a ini
ning kapanugalyan la mu
mayayakit miyabe dng tau
na manibat karing miyaliwang estadu o kabilyan Magbalawe
ya naman karing miyalikng bie, mapamakwalta Aleesus Manarang
wang lugal at balen ano pakakalulu, makapangyaryan o ordinaryu, matwa, kayana- timo karing dakeng mawling balenkan, masanting a pamikakatawan o balen ning Pampanga (Betis ning
lalu na dng dakal a daraing pauli ning Guagua), Macabebe, Sta.Ana, anga
kapanamdaman katawan o kasakitan na karing baryu-baryu dng balen
Hermosa, Orani, Samal, at dakal pa.
a daranasan.
Alimbawa keti ng bulan ning Ine- Dng debotu keti kalupa da ring tau
ru, ing pekamumunang bulan dng ning Sasmuan, kukuraldal la kabang
balang banwa, ing miki-atin adwang gugulisak de ing amanung “Viva Sta.
maulagang kapagmasusyan karing Lucia! Puera sakit! Iti kng kapanwabalang debotung Katoliku – iti ing lan na kumayap o milako la sakit dng
pamosung “Kuraldal Atlung Ari” makyabeng debotu. Iti mu naman ing
ning Sasmuan at ing “Prusisyun nang panawun a darayu la naman dng miApung Nazarenu” ning Quiapo. Ing yaliwang manyad kasawapan, antimo
Kuraldal ning Sasmuan pagmasusy- dng bisang mikayanak, bisang mian ya balang a-6 ning Ineru at maya- kayasawa, anga na karing bisang miyari yang a-10, kabang ing prusisyun pasar kng pamanyulit anti kng Board
kng matuling a Nazarenu naman bal- Exam.
Ketang panaun na nitang iskolar
ang a-9 ning mesabing bulan neman
a Español i Fray Gaspar de San
mararapat.
Ing Kuraldal ing pekakatulid Agustin, OSA asulat ne ketang libru
nangConquistas de las Islas Filipinas (1698) na I Apung Lucia, pagmasusyan de kng Balen Sasmuan
mula pa kanita. Iti mipalyaring bayu
ya paman meging patulunan ing mesabing malsantu atin nang kukuraldal
bayu la paman dintang dng Español
keti Pilipinas. Katunayan, ing imahi
nang Apung Lucia na pakakabit kng
pisamban ning Sasmuan mipalyaring
“Mupin ing kng Balen Sasmuan, tutu yang
mas magalo a terak kabang mamagdalit la
at mangadi kng pekapatulunan dang malasantu – i Apung Lucia.”
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metung ya karing matwang pamana
da ring Español karing memalen keti
iti anyang mangabinyag la deting
kukuraladal a memalen ning balen a
iti agpang na rin kang Prop. Regalado
Trota Jose na metung dalubasa kng
pamanigaral kng pamanang pangpisamban.
Agpang kng tradisyun, dakal karing debotu mula pa kanita, libu-libu
la ring darayu kng Sasmuan na dating
mumunta keti katuklu na pa ning dating petsang a-13 ning balang Disyembri antimo dng debotung darayu kng
Antipolo at Manaoag. Mupin milipat
ya kng era balung kasangkan kng bulan ning Ineru at mipalyaring iti pauli
ning iti sakup ne pa ning panawun
ning pamamupul at pamangawang
duman anting pasalamat. Kabang ing
terak naman potang gagawan da ne,
magbalawe... Page 6
JANUARY 15, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
OPINION 5
Mercy and Compassion
“I
would like all of us to ask
ourselves today: are we
still a Church capable of
warming hearts?” Pope Francis
once asked in a speech, remarkable
for its frankness about the spiritual
haemorrhaging of the Church in
many countries.
lll
How do churches today in our
modern world become models and
messengers of true MERCY and
COMPASSION to its faithful? How
do the church leaders today become
living witnesses of MERCY and
COMPASSION to their parishioners
or church members?
lll
Kung minsan kasi, kung sino
pa ‘yong mga pinuno ng simbahan na inaasahan mong kakitaan
ng HABAG at MALASAKIT, sila
pa ‘yong kinukulang sa dalawang
wikang ito ng pag-ibig ng Diyos.
pari. Hindi pa huli ang lahat para
mas maging tunay na masaya ka sa
iyong buhay bilang isang ordinaryong tao. Utang mo sa sarili mo ‘yan
at sa Diyos.
bayanan. Hindi maaaring itanggi
ang katotohanan na ang MEDIA
ay kasangkapan at daluyan din ng
HABAG at MALASAKIT, kung
kaya’t sana’y mas maging responsible ang MEDIA sa kanilang tungkulin bilang tagapagdala ng impormasyon at tagahubog ng kamalayan
na nagsisilbing malakas na impluwensiya at kasangkapan para sa
isang EBANGHELISASYON ng sambayanang Pilipino.
lll
Natutuwa ako sa dalawang soap
opera ng TV network na ito na magkasunod na ipinalalabas araw-araw.
Ang dalawang soap
na ito ay kinakikitaan
ng mga magagandang
asal para mapulot at
maisabuhay ng lahat
ng mga manonood sa
lahat ng antas at edad
at kasarian. Lutang na
lutang ang kagandahang asal na HABAG
at MALASAKIT sa mga
programang ito.
Towards
Bagsak naman ang
the Light
grading ibibigay sa
TWO WIVES. Masya- ABEL SOTO
dong kumbiniente at
lll
MERCY and COMPASSION have different
forms, too! They can be
manifested in simple ways
and means that may be
not be unnoticeable at all,
yet may have profound
impact in the lives of those
who were beneficiaries of
MERCIFUL and COMPASSIONATE ACTS.
The world is beset with
almost insurmountable
problems. And we can always choose to be part
of the solution to these
global problems in the
most humble of ways that
we know and that we are
capable of doing. If we are
not part of the solution, then we are
definitely part of the problem. And
if we cannot become part of the solution, then let us not create more
problems to add the already existing
problems of our communities.
Apathy is the worst enemy of
LOVE… of MERCY and COMPASSION. Being apathetic is tantamount to already being half-dead…
to just merely be existing and devoid of LIFE to its fullest! Let us
enrich each other’s lives by continue doing our daily acts of kindness
to our “neighbours” whom we encounter and cross paths every day.
It is in the daily ordinariness of life
with the ordinary acts of extraordinary kindness, mercy, and compassion that we are able to “renew
the face of the earth” according to
the face of God… according to vision of a merciful and compassionate God!•
“If we are not part of the solution, then we are definitely part of the problem. And if we cannot become part
of the solution, then let us not create more problems to
add the already existing problems of our communities.”
Imbes na siyam na araw ang misa,
gagawin na lamang TRIDUUM para
sa kapistahan ng isang patron sa nasasakupan niyang baryo, dahil lang
sa katamaran. Imbes na siya bilang
kura paroko ang nagmimisa sa mga
nasasakupan niyang mga baryo,
ibang pari ang pagmimisahin niya
sa mga ito, dahil lamang sa katamaran. Imbes na dapat ay nananahan
ka bilang isang kura paroko sa iyong
kumbento sa mga araw na dapat na
nariyan ka, abala ka sa pag-aahente
ng mga mamamahaling sasakyan. O
abala ka pala sa isa pang tungkulin
bilang direktor ng isang institusyon
para sa mga kaparian… Sana hindi
ka nagpari; sana nag-ahente ka na
lang ng sasakyan. Kung tinatamad
ka na at wala na ang puso mo sa pagiging alagad ng Diyos bilang pari,
alam mo ang dapat gawin. Maaari
ka naman lumabas sa iyong pagka-
hindi na kapani-paniwala ang mga
suliranin para pagmulan lahat ng
mga isyu ng soap na ‘to. Hindi rin
ako nakakakita ng mga redeeming
values dahil mas matingkad ang
mga eksenang hindi maaaring kapulutan ng mga angkop na manonood sa oras na ipinalalabas ang TWO
WIVES, at nakasasakit ng mga sensibilidad ng at nakaiinsulto ng katalinuhan ng mga manonood. Hindi
ako natutuwa sa mga napapanood
ko dahil maaari itong magsilbing
pamarisan ng mga manonood, kahit
pa sabihin mong ito ay kathang-isip
lamang ng mga manunulat.
Malaki ang impluwensiya ng MEDIA sa paghubuog ng kamalayan at
kaalaman ng mga mamamayan,
lalo na ang telebisyon na siyang
itinuturing bilang pinakamakapangyarihang midyum ng MEDIA
para maglahad ng iba’t ibang uri ng
impormasyon at kabatiran sa sam-
Peace, Hope and Love
O
UR problems may be as
tough as losing everything as what the Typhoon
“Yolanda” victims in Tacloban
have experienced last year, or it
may be as trivial as
someone praying to
land a job. Whichever our case may
be, we know that we
are all going through
some trying times
and at times reach
the edge of giving up
and losing hope.
During these difficult moments in
our lives, we seem
to forget and have a ELLEZ J. DAVIO
clear grasp of God’s
omnipresent love. We also begin
to cast doubt on the very purpose
of what is happening to us, and
also reach a point where we want
to stop trying. Worse, we begin
to question God’s intentions and
feel that we do not deserve all the
pain, hurt, and sufferings that we
are going through. It’s as though
we are walking down a very long
tunnel and the light at the end of it
seems unreachable.
For those of us who are in dire
need of uplifting and solace, the
visit of our Blessed Pope Francis
is something that will remind us
that God will never forsake us. Among the many
Now We
Know!
compassionate to people, is indeed
a living symbol of peace, hope,
and love. His strong dedication of
bringing people together regardless of their religion, beliefs, and
culture is the rightful testimony
of Pope Francis’ mission of propa-
“For those of us who are in dire need of uplifting and solace, the visit of our Blessed Pope
Francis is something that will remind us that
God will never forsake us. Among the many
countries in the world, the Holy See has chosen
the Philippines for a state visit.”
countries in the world, the Holy
See has chosen the Philippines for
a state visit. As the predominantly
Catholic country in Asia, the Philippines has been very close to the
hearts of the Fathers of the Holy
Catholic Church, after Pope John
Paul II visited our country two
times during his entire reign as
Holy Pope.
Pope Francis, known to be very
gating harmony among different
religions and nations. His special
visit in the heavily devastated
Tacloban City is also an inspiring
juncture which will definitely become a powerful way of bringing
hope and encouragement to the
Yolanda victims. Our brothers and
sisters who are still in the midst of
recovering from the destructive
now we know!... Page 6
Parnasong
Kapampangan
Neng Capa M. Pangan
KUENTUNG SUEKUS
Ining kuentung laman ning kakung poesia
Kuentu neng Apu ku ketang mabie ya pa,
Inya agiang medyu laun ne’ing istorya,
Busten yung ikuentu ku ing kinuentu na.
Kanitang ding usu keng bitis susulud
E la pa sandals o tsinelas a Beachwalk,
Nune kotsu la pa ampon kanung suekus,
Sinake yang bus ing Apu mi keng intud.
Mabie la pa kanita ring La Mallorca
A kabalitan king mabilug Pampanga,
At nu’ ing sekian na papunta yang Guagua,
Pero karas kanu king Betis kuldas ya.
Kaibat neng kitnan ning kondoktor na ning bus
Nung nu’ munta – kaibat singil dyes sentimus,
Ing kondoktor bayu na ikuang ginulut,
Pidadapitun neng piragling inaus.
At ngana kening mengasdan a kondoktor,
“Ito, karas kabalenan ning Bacolor,
Sabian mu ne ba’kung e lampas Poblacion,
Uling paindalan ku pamu king San Anton”.
Malagua’t salita, miras ne’ing sekian na
Tulid palengki ning Bacolor kanita;
Ngana ning Kondoktor, “ Apo, Bacolor na!”
Kagnan ning bigla nang sinabi ing “Para!!!”
Tiknang ne ning Tsuper iting mesabing bus
Tulid ning mesabing palengki Baculud;
Pero niang kuldas ne – Aba! kabud-abud
Panintunan no’ring kaparis nang suekus!
“Oy kondoktor” ngana, “nu’mo kebit abe
Ding suekus ku nanding keng bus ku sinake?”
“Inta wari Apu nukarin mo’ kine?”
“Kening tukuran na nining pasbul, syempre!”
todayinhistory
Dr. Hilario D. G. Lara
was born
On January 15, 1894, Dr. Hilario D. G. Lara, regarded as the Father of Modern Public Health in the Philippines, was born in Imus, Cavite.
Lara devoted over five decades of his life to the study
of the spread of cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery,
measles and diphtheria, resulting in the prevention of
these diseases in the country.
Dr. Lara received numerous awards and recognition, including the National Scientist Award in 1985
given by President Ferdinand Marcos.
Notably, Lara established the Institute of Public
Health at the University of the Philippines and also
helped establish the National Research Council of the
Philippines.
He also organized the first medical library in the
country and established community health demonstration centers nationwide.
He died on December 18, 1987.
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Sudoku Puzzle 1 Solution
PNoy appeals for ‘bayanihan’
to ensure safety during Papal visit
MANILA - President Benigno S. Aquino III on
Monday evening made a televised appeal to the public
to work together to ensure
everyone’s safety during the
upcoming pastoral visit of
Pope Francis.
“Kailangan natin ng pagdadamayan at pagbabayanihan. Malinaw na napakalaki
ng hamong dala ng pagbisitang ito ni Pope Francis sa ating bansa. Nakataya rito ang
kaligtasan niya, ng napakaraming dadalo sa kanyang mga
gawain at mag-aabang sa kanya,” President Aquino said.
Showing video clips of
past attacks on Popes, such
gasyon din kayo,” he said,
adding that in the next few
days, Interior and Local
Government Secretary Manuel Roxas and Undersecretary Emmanuel Bautista
will issue bulletins regarding security preparations
during the Papal visit.
“Ang
panawagan
po
namin: Makinig po tayo,
at makiisa sa pagbabahagi
ng impormasyon. Ipakita
po natin ang pakikisama
at pagtutulungan, nang
matiyak nating magiging
mataimtim at mapayapa
ang pagbisita ni Pope Francis sa ating bansa,” he said.
(PCOO)•
as when Pope John Paul
II was attacked inside the
Vatican, the President noted
that even without a terrorist threat, danger looms in
large gatherings of people.
As millions of Filipinos
are expected to attend the
Mass to be celebrated by the
Pontiff in Luneta on Sunday,
President Aquino said he
fears that the mere eagerness of the people to catch
a glimpse of the Pope could
start a commotion that
could turn into chaos.
“Obligasyon ng gobyerno ang inyong kaligtasan,
at para magampanan ang
tungkuling ito ay may obli-
anti yang alang kapagalan, magalo, masigla at
makaba. Alang patugut a pasalamat at pamanyad upaya at dakal pa.
Kng sumangid a banda, ing Matuling a Nazarenu naman metung yang life-size a dutung a
rebultu na medukit pakatuki kng imahi ning Ginung Jesus-Cristo. Nung ing imahe ning patulunang Sta.Lucia, megawa ya keti Pilipinas, ing rebultu na ning mesabing Nazarenu gewa ne ning
metung a emekilalang Mexicanung mandukit o
eskultor at ikwa nang miras keti pauli dng bibyahing galyon na manibat kanita kng Acapulco ,
Mexico . Kasalungsungan, ing imahe ning mesabing Nazarenu pakakabit ya kng Minor Basili-
ca of the Black Nazarene ning Pisamban Quiapo
nung nu ing pamagnobena, at pamagmasusi
balang Biernis kng kilub ning balang banwa keti
magaganap. Agpang kng tradisyun, ing imahi
kanu ibat ya ketang metung a bangka kanitang
mesilab anya makanyan yang meging matuling
iti. Iti kawangis ne munaman ing pakapakung
imahe nang Jesu-Cristo ning Sta.Cruz, Lubao.
Ita agpang karing makatwang debotu keti anti
ya namang Nazarenu ning Quiapo uling matuling ya naman at “daragul” ya kanu at metung
yamu kanu karing adwang binye da ring Español keti bangsa kanita.
(Suglungan keng tutuki)•
now we know!... from Page 4
super typhoon are working
together in preparation for
the Pope’s visit on Saturday.
Meanwhile, for us here
coming from nearby provinces, may strive and huddle through the traffic, long
walking, and other difficulties in meeting the Pope face-
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We, the Filipino people,
should thank the Lord for
this exceptional privilege that
our Beloved Pope Francis will
be bestowing to us devout
Catholics, as he continues His
journey to the world bringing
peace, hope, and love. •
to-face upon his arrival today
until the Final Mass scheduled on Sunday. Everyone
who wishes to feel the loving
presence of His Holiness has
many opportunities to come
across the Blessed Pope on
the different occasions that
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AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)
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You may find that many people move into a more sensitive self at this time.7This6can9be rewarding
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ing, depending on how you handle it. If you focus on others, your understanding will enable you to fit into any
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group. This ability is helpful for any job. If, however, you become caught up in your own feelings, you are likely
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to see only what you want to see. This attitude can cause lots of problems. In2any5event,
HOROSCOPE
require clear logic for another day. Take your time to decide which way you want to go. Remain in the passive
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mode for a few more days and do healthy things that will keep you calm and
happy.Puzzle
You will
do very well in
tests, sports, working on projects, contests, etc. All get a plus for today. 1 6 8 2 7 5 9 4 3
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5. Ship’s crane
10. Carpentry fastener
14. Barrett known for her dish
15. Use TurboTax, say
16. Lough ____, in Ireland
17. Move back and forth
19. Pete Sampas org.
20. It’s no mansion
21. Bandleader of renown
23. Oil apparatuses
26. “___choose to run...”: Coolidge
27. Men in charge of troops
32. Gums
33. 1972 U.S./U.S.S.R. missile pact
34. Island in the Cyclades
38. First planet: Abbr.
40. Openings of the nose
42. Jr.-to-be
43. Sat for Hals
45. Units of medicine
47. Letter before “cue”
48. Mingle (with)
51. Mark of the PGA
54. Met, Nat or Card
55. TV actor
58. Intimate
62. “Me here!”
63. Reconsider
66. On the ear: comb. form
67. Wife of Muhammad
68. Old MacDonald’s song mate
69. Customs
70. Far from original
71. New York’s state flower
ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19)
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Do not buy into every story you hear–a co-worker may want you to cover or work or find mistakes for him or
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her. Smile and just say no. Several people could divide the work and help but
one person’s work is too much
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people. This evening may be a good time for soft lights and romantic reveries.
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one were a fairytale prince or princess. First, appreciate him or her as a member
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dress the way you would dress if you really were playing the part . . . It might catch on.
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CANCER (JUN 22- JUL 22)
Your planetary ruler works strongly in your life, especially today. Your professional life is improving–your
sense of responsibility is strong. There is focus and determination to finish what you have begun this day–you
could be working after hours. You have the mental concentration and discipline to work out details that will
put an end to old projects. However, situations that call for negotiation should be put on hold for now. Money
is a subject you may ponder at this time. The problem with savings and the lack of same continues to haunt you
this year. Now is a good time to set aside funds for the thin times. Plan a new budget. Your sense of responsibility is strong and takes over when you visit relatives this afternoon.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 - JAN 19)
Others have probably noticed that you seem to know what others want before they do. Obstacles that are in
your way at work this day will be easier to handle than you think. You are learning and growing in your job or
profession and you knowledgably and intuitively have an understanding into ways of handling the difficult
people or problems successfully. Your concern for others is gratifying. Social work, if you are looking for work,
is not out of the question. Psychology and social sciences captivate you and keep you busy either reading or
into some sort of continuing education. There are some positive boosts to your income now and you may be
encouraged to invest–do not be afraid to ask questions.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUN 21)
You might feel a bit rudderless at times. Try to avoid making heavy-duty decisions that involve lots of people.
Stay out of uncharted waters–the course will be much clearer tomorrow. Once work gets underway you may
be more optimistic. Science, philosophy or religion is likely to seem as if is holds the ultimate answers at this
time. There is a lot of activity to improve and promote yourself but do not overload your schedule. There are
opportunities for you to balance the budget, work on your goals and detect ways to improve the income. Be
aware of miscommunications such as lost letters, unconfirmed appointments, misspellings, etc. You may find
someone you meet today is too shifty and sly for your taste; you are not afraid to tell them.
LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)
There may be work to do, but you would rather call in sick. Okay . . . This, however, is not exactly a day to
dream impossible dreams. The distance between your ideal world and the real one may suddenly seem oddly
insurmountable. As the clever person you are, you can encourage yourself to work by creating a goal for your
next vacation. Rest early tonight and a change of diet may also give you a positive boost. Consider having a
horoscope chart done and you will see new reasons for creating new and better goals. Continued success on
the career level will encourage you to bide your time until you can apply for a change of scenery, be it landscape or office. Your general income will increase when you least expect it to increase.
LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)
There is a major life event now that marks the beginning of more independence. There is increased responsibility and accountability. This is a good time for deep thought and review of self. If you feel that the scales are a
little out of balance in your life, whether it is work or personal, take the steps necessary to make changes. This
may mean more education, counseling or simply a pen and paper to write out your goals. Do not give in to the
restlessness, indecision or worry that may creep in from time to time. A plan of action will get you where you
want to go, especially if it is intelligently created. Take a little trip, or get outside this afternoon. This evening
is a wonderful time to be involved with friends or family in some sort of fun activity.
PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
This is an important year for you, professionally. If you are already in a job that calls for authority, you may find
some recognition and rewards coming your way. You feel like blowing your own horn today. Just remember
to play on key. You may be in a position to tend to another person’s needs this afternoon and this is where you
shine. You need an audience and a good performer can keep it enthralled, no matter what the subject. Good
luck–or, as the theatrical adage goes, “break a leg!” you could be most persuasive and eloquent in speech and
communication. You will be able to enjoy and value your own life situation. While shopping this evening, you
will be smart to keep your antennae out for a good buy.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 - DEC. 21)
It’s ideas that usually count for you. This may be a time when you are expected to produce quantities of work or
create results from your research. People look to you for answers. This may mean you are a chemistry teacher
or perhaps you have studied a crime scene and know the results. You enjoy the stress of your job and the idea
that you know the answers. You may see this as a time for judicious study and attentive work. New technologies and easier, faster ways to find an end result are what you seek. Energy and will to accomplish the hardest
tasks prove your ability to lead others. Any help you may recruit will get direction and enthusiasm from you.
Something athletic is a good way to transition from work stress to home environment.
SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)
At work this day, you may find yourself feeling blocked and unable to express yourself, particularly in a group
situation. If possible, give yourself plenty of time for decision making. Before you know it, the answer to the
most difficult of dilemmas will flash before your eyes. You are particularly good with many different types of
personalities and can dive into problem solving before you even realize it. You may worry about the welfare
of another and people sense your caring attitude. Any excuse for a get-together to make new friends will be
welcome. You and your loved ones are especially close and your desire to nurture and enjoy their company is
strong. You may find an indoor sports game, handball, volleyball, etc., is fun this evening.
TAURUS (APR. 20-MAY 20)
Keep your comments low keyed–you may experience a lack of focus this morning. A friend, co-worker or loved
one may come to your attention–this person has much to say. The yarn this person could weave to persuade
you to help needs to be reviewed and reviewed again. All of this should end rather smoothly. If the story does
not make any sense–move forward. Your more reserved qualities are to the fore and found to be valuable.
This is a great time to reflect and understand your own situation, just how you feel about yourself. Emotions in
particular, or the feelings of those around you, may be very clear. You may enjoy a good movie or book or feel
like escaping from day-to-day realities for a while. Success in a special relationship is imminent!
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22)
Phone calls from relatives or friends may have you changing your plans for an upcoming weekend. You now
may be choosing whether you want to go to a reunion or a sports game or some other big event. If you are
in a position of authority at work, you may feel a bit guilty about being preoccupied. You will, however, help
several people with your support as well as your ability to pull out the most creative and workable ideas. Personally, money matters continue to be an issue. Get into the habit of asking yourself if you really need an item.
There is a definite urge to rid yourself of some of the clutter in your life. If you have not enjoyed a possession in
the last two years, it is time to let it go. Expect a sense of support from loved ones.
JANUARY 15, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
new gov’t facilities... from Page 1
The new government building
will be constructed in a vacant lot
near the town’s municipal hall, it
was learned.
The Governor revealed this new
development after her recent inspection of the P2.5-million Magalang Municipal Police Station
last Tuesday, together with Board
Members Crisostomo Garbo and
Cherry Manalo.
Mayor Romy Pecson expressed
appreciation in behalf of all his
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constituents for the governor’s continuous support.
“Maragul ke pu kapasalamatan
kang Governor Pineda para kareng
tuki-tuking proyektu ning Kapitolyu para kareng Magaleños. Uli
na niti, siguradu mas sumanting pa
ing serbisyu para kareng memalen
ning Magalang,” Pecson added.
Almost done
Meanwhile, the newly constructed Magalang MPS which will
house administrative, intelligence,
operations, logistics, finance, police community relations, and investigations offices as well as the
women and children protection
desk, is almost complete.
Supt. Juritz Rara, town’s police
chief, also thanked the provincial
government for its support.
“Rest assured that the Magalang
MPS will strive harder to keep this
town peaceful and continue to
render quality services to our kabalens,” said Rara in a statement.•
Safety comes first.
It may be wise to avoid bringing very young children
and family members with health conditions to events
where large crowds are expected. They can still keep
track of the papal visit through TV and radio broadcasts
as well as through updates online and in social media.
Be in the know regarding the latest news and information regarding the schedules and on ground conditions.
For those attending the public events, prepare personal or
family emergency kits which should contain basic medicines, enough water for hydration and light snacks such
as crackers, and extra change of light clothing. Make sure
that all family members have ID cards with emergency
phone number contacts. During the event, take note of
the nearest first aid or other emergency stations in your
areas.
country, since these use fiber optics
technology.
“Simply put, lahat ng dadaanan
mo ay highway. It is fast. It transmits
better quality remission; it has no interference from lighting strikes, short
circuits or no interference from high
voltages in fluorescent lights, cardaccess, door strikes or even outdoor
lighting systems,” he explained.
The use of fiber optic technology is highly advantageous because
it is lightweight, secure or not easily
tapped into or interfered with, stable
within a wide temperature range,
extremely high bandwidth and long
service life.
Tagamolila said they are already in
the process of upgrading its existing
cameras using a video analytics program to monitor or detect real time
events, colors and numbers, among
others.
Earlier, CDC said it already installed 38 cameras in crucial areas to
reinforce security inside the zone especially during the meeting of APEC
leaders. •
Be mindful of mobile phone usage.
Apart from calling, texting, and social media sharing,
your mobile phones can be your handy guide and safety
tool for emergencies so make sure they’re ready. Before
going to a public event, make sure that your phone is fully
charged. If you have power banks, don’t forget to bring
them too. Due to the huge number of people expected to
participate, it is also best to use your phone for important
call and texts to conserve battery and resources. For security reasons, while in the middle of a crowd, you can opt
to use your phone cameras and then post updates later to
your social media when you are more comfortably settled
and secure.
For his part, World Medical Relief Inc. (WMRI) president and CEO
George Samson vowed to include
the Candaba hospital in the list of
WMRI beneficiaries.
WMRI is known globally for its
medical missions and outreach ac-
tivities, including the distribution of
hospital equipment and medicines.
“The Candaba people will not anymore rush their patients to nearby
hospitals situated several kilometers
away from our town,” said Mayor
Rene Maglanque.•
seen to be created when the new
Bataan Provincial Capitol operates
as Garcia said that call center companies will be added in the complex
which will serve as work opportunities to Bataan graduates.
He also disclosed that the services of the national government
agencies and local government will
be merged. Services will be catego-
rized in each floor; for instance, one
floor will contain all relative to business and economic sector, making it
convenient for businessmen, and the
same for citizens looking for certain
services.
“We are going to have a government one-stop shop that has never
been done in the country,” said Garcia. •
the media about the opening soon
of Clark Museum equipped with 4G
technology which will make the museum one of its kind North of Manila.
CDC spent about P11.32 million
for the renovation and installation
of new technology at the museum.
The CDC is also spending P6.21
million for the lighting project, including the provision of the LED
lights in all lampposts in the Freeport.
All in all, CDC earmarked more
than P23 million for the on-going
rehabilitation and beautification
Clark in time for the APEC meet in
Clark. •
cameras... from Page 1
less than two weeks.
Roberto C. Tagamolila Jr., CDC assistant vice president for information
technology, said 30 more cameras
will be installed in other areas where
there is a variety of potential dangers
and/or where huge crowds are accommodated.
“We are still looking at some of
these areas, but we will try to set up
some of them before the APEC-SOM
next week,’’ he said.
Tagamolila said Clark surveillance
cameras are unlike any other in the
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Dr. Frenny Manimbo, the hospital
will have X-ray machine, laboratory
facilities and a pharmacy to cater to
the medical needs of patients.
It will also be manned by competent resident physicians and support
personnel, she added.
capitol facelift... from Page 2
Under Phase I, among the amenities to be built are the six-level, 142room hotel with 800-sq. m. function
room; BPO Building 1; podium for
BPO and Business Hotel; and six-level Bunker Building with basement.
Phase II is highlighted by two
four-level BPO buildings, and arcade,
covered walkways and canopies.
About 10,000 to 15,000 jobs are
tugade... from Page 2
visitors.
According to Tugade, the Parade
Ground is one of the most frequented places in Clark often used as site
for various sports tourism events,
including biking, jogging, walking
among others.
Tugade also told the members of
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abeka... from Page 2
Install navigation apps.
To help you find your way, make sure to have a navigation app like Waze and traffic tools like the MMDA app
installed on your mobile device. Aside from suggesting
different routes to your destination, these apps can also
provide traffic updates. For Waze users, you may also
contribute your own road/traffic updates for the benefit
of the other users. You may download the Waze app via
Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Windows Phone
Store for free. Waze and other apps as well as websites
can be used for free with the Free Internet promo for
Smart, TNT and Sun Cellular subscribers by just texting
FREE to 9999 to register. Make sure to keep monitoring all official public advisories and announcements on
which roads will be closed or transport services that will
be suspended during the papal visit. Visit www.gov.ph/
state-visits-ph/popeph for more information.
Install the Batingaw app.
Turn your mobile device into a safety tool by downloading the Batingaw app. This app can turn your mobile
devices into a flashlight, siren, compass, and radio, which
are helpful tools to send signals and stay connected especially during emergencies. The Batingaw app, which can
be downloaded for free via Google Play and Apple App
store, also has the “I am safe” feature which allows you to
send a preset text message plus your actual location to a
loved one with just a tap on your phone.
Take note of the Smart person finder service.
In extreme cases where you couldn’t locate your friend
or family member, you can make use of the person finder
service available for Smart and Talk ‘N Text (TNT) subscribers. To use the service, the person you want to locate
must first allow you to locate him/her. To ask permission,
text FIND <name of loved one> <mobile number of loved
one> and send to 386. Once you get authorization, text
FIND <name of loved one> to get the location details of
your loved one.
eration of the only bill he filed to become a law, the Legal
Assistance to the Poor Act of 2010.
Aguilar also expressed dismay that Lapid may just
be a stooge of Lazatin for the latter’s “political revenge”
against Pamintuan who defeated him as mayor in 2013.
Lapid admitted during a press conference that it was
Lazatin who convinced him to run as mayor in Angeles
City in 2016. (PR)•
Remember the syntax for emergency load.
Just in case you run out of load and there are no loading stations available in the area, you may request for an
emergency load from a friend by calling *808 + number
of your family/friend. But if you have zero balance, you
may dial *767 for SOS load. This service will allow you to
send three (3) text messages to Smart or TNT subscribers
with P1 airtime load. Four pesos will be deducted from
your balance the next time you top up. These services are
available to Smart and TNT subscribers.
Ravelo said that while at the police station Bada pulled his gun and pointed it to two police officers while
uttering “Subukin nyo hulihin ‘tong pamangkin ko! Magkakabarilan tayo! Padamihan na lang tayo alas.”
Then Bada dragged Taguiped into his car and sped, leaving the station.
Ravelo said Bada will be charged with violation of RA 9165 sec 5 (protector/coddler), plus grave threats and
obstruction of justice.•
Use “ICE” and speed dial.
Add the letters “ICE”, which stands for “in case of
emergency”, in select contacts in your mobile phone directory. This will let the emergency responders know who
you would want to be contacted during an emergency.
Also, don’t forget to save emergency and family numbers
on speed dial.
whom Lapid wishes to vanquish, has been focused on his
work and continues to win accolades from various prestigious groups and the Angeleños themselves. A recent
survey indicated very high satisfaction ratings, averaging
more than 70 percent, for Pamintuan in various aspects
of governance, Aguilar cited.
Aguilar, on the other hand, revealed that per records
of the Senate, Lapid was absent during the main delib-
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mango... from Page 8
ness of export quality mango
seedlings for local growers
particularly of the famous
indigenous Sweet Elena and
King Rudolph varieties.
Mendoza also recommended the creation of a
government-run trading center, for the proper conduct
of mango business, and to
build post harvest facilities for
packing and labelling of local
produce as Zambales mangoes.
Mendoza added that a
processing plant for mango biproducts, where unsold mangoes could be used, would also
have to be built, along with
more farm-to-market roads
to speed up the transport of
harvests to trading centers.
The group then concluded that the provincial
government and its privatesector partners would need to
implement measures to boost
local mango production and
ensure its development as a
prime product.•
Republic of the Philippines
Province of Pampanga
Municipality of Santa Rita
Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
In compliance with Section 5 of RA 9048, a notice is hereby served
to the public that Alfonso D. Dichuangco has filed with
this office a petition for Change of First Name from “Alfonso
Maria” to “Alfonso” in the Certificate of Live Birth of Alfonso
Maria Dichuangco born on August 12, 1955 with Registry Number 378 and whose parents are Jose Dichuangco and Maria David.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her
written opposition to this office not later than January 29, 2015.
(Sgd) ROSARIO G. SUNGA
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: January 15 & 22, 2015
Stay connected.
Be updated of the Pope’s whereabouts and learn more
stories about his visit. Follow news stations like @TV5Manila on Twitter. You may send a message to Pope Francis
via your social media accounts using #dearpopefrancis.
You may also create a prayer post card online viawww.
dearpopefrancis.ph. www.dearpopefrancis.ph.
Meanwhile, to further allow more Filipinos to be informed and stay in touch, Smart and Twitter has partnered for free Twitter via mobile app or browser from
January 15 to January 19 by texting DEARPOPE to 9999.
Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk ‘n Text subscribers who are
registered to the ongoing Smart Free Internet promo may
enjoy the Free Twitter service on top of their 30 MB allocation. •
BUSINESS
VOLUME III • NO. 143 • JANUARY 15, 2015 • THURSDAY
Olongapo opens modern sanitary landfill
BY RAECHELLE ANN GARCIA
OLONGAPO CITY - A new
and
environment-friendly
sanitary landfill opened here
recently, putting an end to the
city’s perennial problem on
proper garbage disposal.
Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino led the opening
ceremony of the new Olongapo
City Sanitary Landfill which
transformed the old and reeking dump site located in Barangay New Cabalan into a modern
solid waste disposal facility.
“The construction of a new
sanitary landfill is a welcome
development for our city as a
response to its growing population alongside with fast-paced
economic progress to benefit all
our residents,” Paulino said.
The opening ceremony was
also graced by members of the
Olongapo City Council, Subic
Bay Metropolitan Authority
(SBMA) Director Cynthia Paulino, barangay officials, Olongapo City Environmental Sanitation and Management Office
(ESMO) head Dante Ramos and
among others.
Barangay New Cabalan
Chairman Rafael Lim lauded
the setting-up of the landfill
which will introduce new techniques on proper waste management and control.
Proper closure of the old
dump site will also contribute
to improving health and sanitation conditions in Olongapo
City, preventing the occurrence
of related diseases, thus improving the quality of life for
the city’s residents.
The project is expected to
create employment among local
residents for the operation and
maintenance of various components of the sanitary landfill
facility.
State-owned Development
Bank of the Philippines (DBP)
financed a P383.3-million loan
agreement with the local government of Olongapo City for
the establishment of a sanitary
landfill and materials recovery
facility as part of the bank’s efforts to advance environmental
protection in the country.
The project is in compliance
with Republic Act No. 9003, or
the Solid Waste Management
Act of 2000, mandating local
government units to establish
and develop a sanitary landfill
facility to enhance environmental protection and to maintain
ecological balance.
The project is expected to
prevent land pollution by providing a proper disposal and
storage method for municipal
solid waste, thereby avoiding
possible contamination of the
environment, and nuisance
and hazards to public health or
safety.
Positive
environmental
impacts can also be expected
through the recovery of recyclable materials thereby conserving natural resources, prolonging the useful life of materials,
and reducing the volume of
wastes for disposal.
Phase 1 of the landfill operation is also expected to generate
an average of P104 million annually in addition to the net income for the LGU, coming from
tipping fees and increase in local fees.
The composting component of the project can generate
carbon credits as conversion of
organic wastes via composting
reduces emission of methane, a
potent greenhouse gas.
According to DBM, the project may also be feasible, subject
to further study and validation,
for CDM registration through
avoidance of greenhouses gases
generation via composting and
closure of the existing disposal
facility.•
Ebdane pursues
P200-M grant
to boost Zambales
mango industry
BY RAECHELLE ANN GARCIA
IBA, ZAMBALES — Gov.
Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. will be
pursuing a P200-million grant
from the national government
to further increase the production of the Zambales mango
fruit, renowned as the world’s
sweetest of its kind.
Ebdane said the Department of Agriculture (DA) should
provide financial grant to the
province for the development
of the local mango industry and
promotion to the international
market.
In a meeting with Zambales mango growers, Ebdane
disclosed his plan to formulate
the Prime Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP), which is a
requirement for grant from the
Philippine Rural Development
Program (PRDP) of the DA.
“We have formed a technical working group to work on the
PRDP application, that’s why we
are conducting this workshop to
get your inputs,” Ebdane said in
media report.
He also reminded govern-
ment planners and local mango
stakeholders to map out strategies, pointing out that “the returns of investment should surpass the cost, most especially
the social cost.”
The report also quoted
Letty Viernes, manager of the
Provincial Planning and Development Office, saying that,
“prior to the PCIP preparation,
concerned departments at the
Capitol have already formulated
a value-chain analysis for mango, which is a prime product of
the province of Zambales.”
Viernes added that “the
workshop is the culmination
of months-long studies jointly
made by the provincial offices
for agriculture, planning and
development, environment, and
engineering, in consultation
with local mango growers.”
Provincial Agriculture Office chief Dr. Rene Mendoza
has identified priority measures
to pursue local mango industry development through the
setting up of more nurseries,
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PNoy declares January 20 as special
non-working holiday in Tarlac City
TARLAC CITY - President
Benigno Aquino III has declared January 20, Tuesday, as special non-working
holiday in Tarlac City in line
with its celebration of the 4th
Melting Pot Festival.
Aquino issued Proclamation No. 940 “to give the
people of Tarlac City the full
opportunity to celebrate and
participate in the occasion
with appropriate ceremonies,”
This year’s festival carries
the theme “Tuloy ang Pag-Unlad sa Masiglang Lungsod.”
Activities include a provincial trade fair, Zumba sa
Piyesta, Miss Melting Pot Festival coronation night, Dance
Battle, Mega Job Fair, Street
Dancing competition, and
Balikbayan night. •
MODERN LANDFILL. Olongapo City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino, SBMA director Cynthia Co Paulino, ESMO head
Dante Ramos and Barangay New Cabalan chairman Rafael Lim lead the ceremonial ribbon cutting to open the new
sanitary landfill in Olongapo. Also in photo are City Councilors Winnie Ortiz, Edna Alviz Elane, Ellen Dabu, Ed Guerrero
and Noel Yabut Atienza, Barangay Old Cabalan chairman Basilio Palo, Barangay Gordon Heights chairman Jose Tomas
Collantes Madria and Mhel Dela Pena Soriano of Olongapo City College. --CONTRIBUTED PHOTO