AC cops still in manhunt for ex
inside news
64 Bataan geniuses
pass DoST scholarship
news...pagE 2
MARCH 23, 2015
Power failures continue
to haunt Bataan towns
business...pagE 3
Capitol’s Buntis Congress
benefits soon-to-be moms
By Angelique DC Tuazon
to eradicate maternal deaths in the province,
Governor Lilia “Nanay” G. Pineda once again
led a Buntis Congress held at the Bren Z. Guiao
Convention Center last Friday, benefitting 1,420
expectant mothers. buntis congress... pagE 7
BUNTIS CONGRESS. Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ G. Pineda reminds expectant moms on the importance of regular prenatal checkups, during the
first Buntis Congress of the year. --JUN JASO
Lubao balloon
fest offers
free entrance
for kids
by Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
LUBAO, PAMPANGA - Organizers
of the Lubao International Balloon
Festival (LIBF) announced over the
week that children under 2 ½ feet tall
may avail free entrance fee during the
event, slated this March 26 to 29 at
Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco here.
This, according to LIBF organizers, is their summer offering for the
For killing wife, taking son hostage
AC cops still in
manhunt for
ex-Navy man
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
city police here are still
in a manhunt for a former
member of the United
States Navy who shot to
death his wife and took
hostage one of their children here during the
Police identified Enrique Angeles, a resident
of Diamond Subdivision
in Barangay Balibago, as
MANHUNT... pagE 7
FORMATION CENTER. Acting HAU president Geromin Nepomuceno Jr., and Sister Josefina Nepomuceno, OSB, member of the HAU
Board of Trustees cut the ribbon during the inauguration of the S. Josefina
Nepomuceno Formation Center dedicated to Saint John Paul II. It houses
the University’s Campus Ministry, Community Extension Services Office
and Christian Living Department. --HAU fb PHOTO
Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 23, 2015
Bizman mulls
joining AC
council race
in 2016
KEEP CLEAN. This signage of the municipal government of Arayat
aims to keep the town clean and green. --DENCIO PACHECO
ousts Nueva
Ecija mayor
Uera of this town was removed from office by the
Office of the Ombudsman
over an alleged grave misconduct and grave abuse
of authority in suspending
and terminating 40 permanent employees more than
nine years ago.
A team led by Abraham
Pascua, provincial director
of the Department of Interior and Local Government
(DILG) in Nueva Ecija and
lawyer Myron Cunanan, regional legal officer, served
Wednesday the order of
dismissal approved by Ombudsman Conchita CarpioMorales against the mayor
based on a joint resolution
dated June 10, 2013 and
Sept. 10, 2014 .
Vice Mayor Ruben Huerta was installed as new
mayor and first municipal
councilor Vincent Uera, a
relative of the ousted official, as new vice mayor.
Pascua said Uera was
not around when they
served the order. Instead,
they delivered the order to
the secretary of the mayor.
They also posted the order on a town hall’s door.
slapped Uera with the
“penalty of fine equivalent
to one year (of salary) with
the accessory penalty of
ousts mayor... Page 7
64 Bataan geniuses
pass DoST scholarship
By Jose Mari M.
BATAAN – Bound to
be the next think tank
force of the country, 64
high school students in
Bataan passed in the
highly coveted college
scholarship program
of the Department of
Science and Technology (DoST).
In the recently released results of the
examinations, 55 students qualified under
RA 7687 which is for
gifted students who
belong to economically
families, and nine suc-
ceeded under the Merit Program.
These 64 made it
among the 413 4th year
high school examinees
in Bataan who took the
DoST-Science Education Institute (SEI)
Undergraduate Scholarship
conducted nationwide last
September 21, 2014.
science courses with
agreement of working
in the country after
graduation, incoming
and current DoSTSEI scholars will receive bigger stipends
and other allowances
starting school year
scholarship... Page 7
NEW HAU PRESIDENT. Incoming Holy Angel University president Dr. Luis Ma. Calingo meets with members of the
HAU Management Staff to introduce himself and answer questions about his personal values, management style and
stand on various higher education issues. Dr. Calingo joined the HAU community in a eucharistic celebration at the Chapel
of the Holy Guardian Angel and attended the inauguration of the S. Josefina Formation Center as special guest.
CIT Y OF SAN FER NANDO - A local businessmanowner of PG Pawnshop in
Angeles City is contemplating on joining the city council race in 2016, mainly to
contribute to environment
protection, improvement of
social services and empowerment of the youth as partners in development.
Joseph, popularly known
as “PG” who started to run
their family business in 1988
at the age of 16 through registering PG Pawnshop in his
name as a single proprietor,
wants to try his luck perhaps
as candidate for city councilor in 2016.
PG Joseph has already
established six branches of
PG Pawnshop – two in Angeles City, another one in Dau,
Mabalacat City, one in City
of San Fernando, one in Concepcion, Tarlac and another
one in Apalit town.
He also put up the PonceDe Leon Realty Development
lending and real estate business.
Social services is not new
to Joseph PG, who always extends assistance even in his
personal capacity to underprivileged children from Bahay Bata Center, Bahay Pagibig, Munting Tahanan ng
Nazareth; elementary pupils
from Barangays Palat and
Sta. Cruz, Manibaug in Porac
town, among others.
Joseph PG is also actively involved in providing
livelihood activities to the
people in Barangay Sapang
Bato through giving them
the chance to be trained and
earn as soap makers with
him as financer without asking for anything in return.
He is also an incumbent
Pampanga Chapter President
of Law Enforcement Riders
Association of the Philippines, members of whom are
mostly policemen, highway
patrol group and civilians.
This group is involved in
providing motorcycle-riding
courses to those who are interested particularly to mobizman mulls... Page 7
SJN Formation Center inaugurated
Angel University has a new
building dedicated to the spiritual formation of its students.
Named after the former
HAU President, the S. Josefina Nepomuceno Formation
Center was inaugurated and
blessed last March 19 by Archbishop Florentino Lavarias,
Archbishop-Emeritus Paciano
Aniceto and Auxiliary Bishop
Pablo David. Incoming HAU
President Dr. Luis Ma. Calingo
led guests who also included
heads of school, parish pasto-
ral council officers, and members of religious congregations.
In his speech during the
Mass which preceded the
blessing ceremonies, HAU
Acting President Geromin
T. Nepomuceno Jr. said the
building was a tribute to
S. Josefina whose term in
1985-1995 ushered in reforms which put the school
on the path to accreditation.
The building is dedicated
to St. John Paul II whose encyclical Ex corde ecclesiae
defined the character and
role of Catholic universities.
The SJN Formation Center houses the University’s
Campus Ministry, Community Extension Services Office
and Christian Living Department. It is located at the back
of the HAU Chapel of the Holy
Guardian Angel. During the
Mass, University Chaplain Fr.
Elmer Salonga unveiled the
Angelite Prayer which contains the charisms of the Seven Archangels that are also
aligned to the core values of
the University.•
START UP. Balanga City Mayor Joet Garcia leads the Balanga Start up Series in
cooperation with Ideaspace Foundation, urging students and other sectors to share
their ideas via ideation workshops. The project aims to make the component city the
knowledge based hub not just in the region but the whole country as well.
MARCH 23, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
Power failures continue
to haunt Bataan towns
By Jose Mari M. Garcia
NO SHORTAGE. PENELCO General Manager Engr. Loreto
Marcelino assures Bataeños that there is no shortage of electricity. --JOSE MARI M. GARCIA
ABUCAY, Bataan – “There is no
problem with the supply.”
This is the statement of Peninsula
Electric Cooperative (PENELCO) General Manager Engr. Loreto Marcelino
in light of successive blackouts that
have been dimming all towns and city
of Bataan since the start of the year.
For the ninth consecutive power
outage in Bataan this month alone,
the municipality of Abucay will face a
day without electricity on March 28,
following blackouts in Morong and
The agricultural town will be affected from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm due to
the annual preventive maintenance of
the Abucay Substation, said PENELCO in a statement.
Dinalupihan will get its share of
blackout on March 25 from 8:00 am to
5:00 pm due to the annual preventive
maintenance of the Dinalupihan Substation and replacement of rotten poles.
Marcelino said there is no problem with the supply of electricity and
the frequent power interruptions are
caused by maintenance operations.
He also disclosed that PENELCO
is rehabilitating 80 kilometers of old
transmission lines which it bought
from the National Transmission Corporation.
“[The outages are caused by] maintenance of lines, replacement of rotten
poles and annual preventive maintenance of substations,” said Marcelino.
This developed as several power interruptions were recorded in all parts
of Bataan starting this year, the most
notable observed this month when
outages affect hospitals, government
offices and commercial establishments. These include blackouts on
March 7, 10, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25 and
28. •
TESDA to lead
APEC talks on human
resource development
By Butch Gunio
MANILA - The Technical
Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will
take its expertise on developing
quality workforce to the fore
when it hosts the High Level
Policy Dialogue on Human Capacity Building (HLPD-HCB)
in Port Moresby, Papua New
Guinea (PNG) on May 6 and 7.
Although it will be conducted in Papua New Guinea,
the policy dialogue on HCB
remains part of the country’s
hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
2015, which will focus on the
theme “Building inclusive
economies, building a better
After almost two decades,
the Philippines will host and
chair the APEC anew. It first
hosted the APEC meetings in
apec talks... Page 6
A PIECE OF PARADISE. University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) Bataan Campus students and teachers climb the new adventure area at the majestic Sinagtala
Resort and Wellness Farm in Orani, Bataan. Former Congressman Felicito Payumo, chairman of the Sinagala Properties Inc., said more attractions will be opened this
summer including the new and much bigger infinity pool, zip line and retreat centers. --MHIKE R. CIGARAL
80 women join DoLE
gender sensitivity workshop
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO a- About 80 personnel
from the Department of
Labor and Employment in
Central Luzon (DoLE 3) recently participated in a gender and sensitivity road-trip
The two-day road-trip
workshop from March
12 to 13 was held in commemoration of this year’s
National Women’s Month
Celebration anchoring on
the theme, “Juana, Desisyon
Mo ay Mahalaga, sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw
Through the Bataan
Tourism Office, the group
visited the historic Dambana ng Kagitingan and Dunsulan Falls of Mt. Samat
and the Bataan Technology
Park, Inc., respectively located in Pilar and Morong
towns in Bataan.
At the Bataan TechnoPark, the DOLE-personnel
actively participated in the
workshop proper in identifying opportunities in improving gender sensitivity
and equality at the workplace.
DoLE regional human
resource officer Josephine
Castro said that workshop
aims to promote the culture of gender equality at all
times at the DoLE regional
and field offices.
“The way we think, feel,
and behave is in accordance
to our gender role. We conducted this workshop to
get insights from our fellow DoLE employees and
identify factors and structures that define and maintain their roles and relations which could improve
their gender sensitivity and
awareness in our place of
work,” Castro said.
The group also actively
participated in a history
learning and appreciation
session when they visited
the Olongapo Museum in
Olongapo City, Zambales
In her keynote message,
DoLE regional director Ana
Dione emphasized the importance of fostering gender sensitivity and equality
among civil servants.
gender-sensitive does not imply pitting
women against men, it only
means that both men and
women have valuable roles
in serving the public in consonance with nation-building,” Dione said.
She added: “Gender sensitivity helps generate respect for individuals regardless of sex. It is in this context
that there is a need for us to
renew our effort in vision-
ing, commitment and action
towards the road to gender
sensitivity. It is not an academic discussion of women’s
issues and concerns but a
deeper and personal involvement of empowerment and
The DoLE, as an ISOcertified regional office, remains firm in the need to
continuously provide necessary updates and information on the implementation
of Gender and Development
(GAD) to effectively and efficiently serve its clients.•
Bulacan observes
TB Awareness Day,
focuses on kids
CITY OF MALOLOS - In one with the world in the
observance of World TB Day, the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Public Health
Office (PPHO) will hold a TB Awareness Day that focuses on children tomorrow, March 24, 2015 at 8:00 in
the morning in San Miguel, Bulacan.
With the theme “Hanapin, Gamutin, Pagalingin”,
the observation aims to create public awareness on
Tuberculosis and stresses that children are also susceptible to the disease. It also aims to strengthen partnerships among the different sectors towards a sustainable TB health program for children.
The PPHO in cooperation with the Bulacan MultiSectoral Alliance to control TB and USAID-IMPACT
will fill the day with talks about TB in children at the
same time have fun games and booths to make it more
appealing to kids.
“Never under estimate a disease that kills. We
should never stop the battle especially with life threatening diseases. TB is one of them and what can we do?
Palakasin ang resistensya, kumain ng tama most especially the children because if they are sick, inaagaw ng
sakit ang pagiging bata nila, minsan pati kinabukasan
nila,” Alvarado said.
According to the World Health Organization, at
present, TB remains an epidemic in much of the world
causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million
people each year and 74,000 of them were children.
Based on the PPHO records, there were 1,602 reported TB in children cases in 2014.
tb awareness day... Page 6
Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 23, 2015
THREE more days, and 45 hot air
balloons will soar to the skies of Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco in Lubao town.
The four-day event promises to be
bigger and more festive this year, according to organizers, who announced
over the week that there will be free
admission for kids who are under 2 ½
Organizers are also reminding everyone to bring their own camera, umbrella, fan, water bottle, hat and sunglasses, for a worry-free sightseeing of
the colorful balloons from March 26 to
Apart from the balloons, there are
must-see places around the area which
tourists, local and foreign alike, can
visit. These include the woodcarving
capital of the Philippines which is Betis
in Guagua where the famous Betis Galleria of award-winning wood sculptor
in ecclesiastical art Willy T. Layug is located; the President Diosdado Macapagal Ancestral House, where the President Diosdado P. Macapagal Museum
and Library (PDPMML) is located;
the 442-year old St. Agustine Parish
Church; the Betis Church (Santiago de
Galicia Parish), built in the early 1700s
and repaired continually throughout
the 1800s; the Sta. Rita town heritage
bells; the Basa Museum, nestled at the
center of Basa Airbase in Flordablanca
town; and the Pradera Wakeboard Park.
There are a lot more to see and watch
also, during the event itself, which every member of the family can enjoy.
This much-awaited festival is being supported by the Arts, Culture,
and Tourism Office of Pampanga and
the Provincial Government, as well as
the Lubao LGU and its various departments.
Indeed, there is more to see in Pampanga, which is a place rich in culture
and heritage.
Protecting motorists and investors
N AMBITIOUS project of
the Bataan Provincial Government is in the offing as it
started the construction of the P450million Bataan Command Center that
will be manned by the Metro Bataan
the main artery of Bataan leading to
its last town, Mariveles.
In line with the said project is the
installation of closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) that
will monitor any event or
not only Bataeños but also the visitors
of this province, which is endowed
with beach resorts, oil refineries, an
economic zone and many tourist attractions.
The creation of the
MBDA is an innovation for a province like
Bataan whose role is to
provide for the welfare
of the public through the
maintenance of order in
highways, streets, buildings and other places.
The command center
meanwhile is very timely and appropriate for
APEC delegates and the
Alvin H. Arceo
great number of tourists
visiting the province eveactivity along the said highway up to ry year. During summer, Bataan is a
Bagac town.
favorite destination of people not only
This will assure that every visitor from Central Luzon but from Metro
going to the said municipality is pro- Manila as well.
tected from any untoward incident
As an emergency, disaster and
through CCTV monitoring and im- traffic center, it is expected that it
mediate response from personnel of will really help in boosting further
the MBDA and the PDRRMC.
development in the province through
The MBDA was recently created the maintenance or an office that will
and it was patterned after Metro Ma- protect investors, tourists and visinila’s Metropolitan Development Au- tors of Bataan.
thority (MMDA) that looks after the
flow of traffic, response to accidents,
This writer welcomes other views,
augments its forces during disasters
and other emergencies and others. comments, and reactions. You may
It seems that the provincial gov- send your message at 0919-510ernment is much serious in protecting 7665.•
“It seems that the provincial government is much serious in protecting not
only Bataeños but also the visitors of
this province, which is endowed with
beach resorts, oil refineries, an economic As of this
zone and many tourist attractions.” writing
Development Authority (MBDA) and
Bataan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Located in Orani town, construction of the said command center is
currently in full swing and in time
for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) where finance ministers
of APEC-member countries will have
their meeting at the Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar, a heritage park, resort
and hotel located at Bagac, Bataan.
The command center is aimed at
protecting motorists and investors
along the major highways in the province including the Roman Highway,
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Development of motivation among young children
OR optimal educational growth of
young children and
proper foundation, parents
should appropriately support the development of
They should be cautious
on the use of many extrinsic rewards, as this may
severely interfere with the
motivational development
of the child.
It’s good and appropriate to praise the child for an
accomplishment; however,
parents should ensure that
the child is doing a task because he is interested, not
because he is just expecting
praise from parents.
Difficulties arise when
adults or others are enforcing external standards
within the child’s environment. They sometimes replace the internal reward
system with one that depends upon outside forces
to supply all of the rewards.
Then, children begin to
think and feel that the parameter of success is that
if someone else rewards
them for accomplishments.
The children may only feel
success when someone else
judges them as successful.
With this, they lose their
intrinsic motivation.
In situations like this,
children will judge their
own value by someone
else’s standards and they
may not develop feelings of
The children need not
ask themselves, did we do
well or did I do well? They
should know and be confident in their own successes.
To help children remain
more fully intrinsically motivated, parents must be
guided with several strategies that they can use.
One of these is the pro-
vision of an environment
that allows children to freely explore and to see the effect of their actions.
Parents must respond to
children’s needs in a consistent, predictable manner, but allow them to be as
independent as possible.
But parents should not
yield all control to the children. They must clearly
define the limits of the children. Playtime need not be
structured and organized.
Let the kids be kids.
Parents must also provide many opportunities
teacher’s corners... Page 7
MARCH 23, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
NG pinakamataas na opisyales ng PNP sa ating bansa ay
na-suspinde noong Disyembre taong 2014, subalit nakuha pang
pangasiwaan ang isang napakasensitibo at delikadong operasyon
noong Enero 2015 upang arestuhin
ang sinasabing isang “high value
target” sa isang lugar na kilala bilang isang kuta ng mga rebelde, at
mayroong 400 PNP SAF sa gitna ng
isang proseso ng usaping pang-kapayapaan
sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at ng MILF, at
kinalaunan ay nagresulta sa pagkamatay
ng 65 tao sa Mamasapano. At itong maselang operasyon ay may
basbas at pahintulot
ng isang Pangulo na
ilang ulit ding nagsabi
na siya ang Commander-in-Chief ng PNP,
subalit ngayon ay tila ABEL SOTO
nakakakuha siya ng
bagong “spokesperson”
at abogado sa katauhan ng Kalihim
na si Leila de Lima ng DOJ at nagsasabi ng taliwas na pananaw.
Isang alkalde ng isang progresibong lungsod sa NCR na galing sa
isang pamilya ng isang political
dynasty na kasalukuyang may mga
kaso ng katiwalian at pandarambong ang iniutos na ma-suspinde
rin pagkatapos mapatunayan ng
Ombudsman na may mga sapat na
kadahilanan at mga ebidensiya na
posibleng magdiin sa mga kaso ng
katiwalian at pandarambong sa alkaldeng ito, subalit nakakuha agad
siya, pagkatapos ng limang oras,
ng isang TRO mula sa Court of Appeals upang hindi matuloy ang pagsuspinde sa kaniya. Naisakatuparan
niya itong pagkamit niya ng TRO
mula sa CA sa pamamagitan ng paggamit sa mga ordinaryong mga buhay na para bang ang mga ito’y mga
taong nagsilbing bakod na sasangga
sa pagsuspinde sa alkaldeng ito.
APPEALS?”? Nagpapakiramdaman
ba ang lahat ng panig na sangkot sa
“deadlock” na ‘to?! O nawawalan na
sila ng tamang pakiramdam dahil
nakalilimot sila sa damdamin ng
mga taongbayan na naiiwang nalilito at suspendido sa kanilang mga
dapat na tamang gawin at kung sino
ang kanilang dapat sundin sa pagiging alkalde
the Light
Kapampangan schools
biniyayaan ng konsensiya? Maliban
na lamang marahil kung ang konsensiya ng taong ito ay kagaya na ng
isang tirahang hinagupit ng Super
Bagyong Yolanda, mahihirapan nga
marahil siya... ngunit kaya pa rin
gawin kung gugustuhin lamang na
sundin at tahakin ang isang tamang
landas na ikaw mismo ang nangako
sa iyong sarili na tatahakin mo ito.
Kung miinsan wala sa ganda ng
simula, wala sa husay ng pananalita ang tunay na sukatan ng isang
“Ang mamamayan ng bayan ni Juan ay
kasalukuyang SUSPENDIDO rin sa
kanilang mga dapat na gawin at sundin,
at ganoon din sa kanilang mga pagsusuri
sa mga pangyayaring ito na mas nagiiwan ng kalituhan imbes na kaliwanagan
sa isipan ng sambayanang Pilipino.”
ng maunlad na lungsod
na ito?! Ano pa ang dapat pigilan
kung itong pinipigilan ay hindi nga
napigilan nitong TRO sapagkat ito
ay nahuli na, at bagkus ay nakapanumpa na rin ang Vice-Mayor ng
lungsod na ito bilang gaganap na
Alkalde sa nasuspindeng alkaldeng
ito? Sino ang susuko at mananatiling nagmamatigas sa mga kampong
ito? Suspendido ang resulta ngunit
ka-abang-abang. Makita ang tikas
nitong magkabilang kampo.
Ang mamamayan ng bayan ni
Juan ay kasalukuyang SUSPENDIDO rin sa kanilang mga dapat
na gawin at sundin, at ganoon din
sa kanilang mga pagsusuri sa mga
pangyayaring ito na mas nag-iiwan
ng kalituhan imbes na kaliwanagan
sa isipan ng sambayanang Pilipino.
Marahil nga ay isa na sa
pinakamahirap gawin ng isang nilalang ang humingi ng paumanhin sa
isang kasalanan o pagkakamaling
nagawa ng isang tao...subalit mas
mahirap ba ito kaysa sa panunudla
ng iyong konsensiya sa iyong isip at
damdamin sa araw-araw at gabigabi ng buhay mo bilang isang taong
nagtatagal, napangangatawanan, at
naisasabuhay na mga prinsipyo; nakikita ito sa mga bagay na sinasabi
at ginagawa mo bilang isang pinagkatiwalaang katiwala ng mga nasasakupan mo.
Naiiwang SUSPENDIDO ang
buong mamamayan kung kalian
ba talaga maiisip at gagawin ang
tama… hindi lang para sarili kundi
para sa higit na nakararami.
Para sa ISA sa mga kasamahan
sa hanapbuhay ng isang matalik
kong kaibigan at itinuturing kong
MGA KAGAYA NIYA: Ang kawalan
ng prinsipyo ay hindi ang pinakamalalang suliranin ng isang taong
naghahanapbuhay nang tama, nang
may paninindigan at dangal sa
kaniyang ginagawang paghahanapbuhay, kundi ang pagkakaroon ng
tamang prinsipyo at paninindigan
na makaa-apekto sa mga kasamahan niya sa hanapbuhay na pinipilit na gawin ang kanilang gawain
ng tama…kahit pa alam nilang may
nakataya sa kanila sa kanilang pagganap sa dikta ng hanapbuhay na
Pampanga ang pinakamapayang probinsiya
NIULAT kamakailan ng Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Regional Office III (PRO-3)
na ang Pampanga ang pinakamapayapang probinsiya sa buong Gitnang
Luzon. Ito ay ayon raw sa assessment na ginawa ng National Economic and Development Authority
Ginawa ang nasabing pag-uu-
erage Monthly Crime Rate (AMCR)
na nasa 42.12 kung ikumkumpara sa
76.49 na average sa buong rehiyon
sa taong 2014.
Gayundin, ang PRO-3 ay nakapagtala ng 100,033 na krimen para
sa buong Gitnang Luzon
at bahagyang tumaas ito
kung ihamhambing sa
98,478 noong taong 2013.
ng Pampanga at ang pinaigting na
mga kampanya ng kapulisan sa nasabing lalawigan laban sa kriminalidad ang mga naging susi kung bakit
nasabing pinaka-mapayapa ang
Bagama’t ang Pampanga ay nakagitna sa
mga ibang lalawigan sa
rehiyon at marami sa
mga lugar nito ang sinasabing nasa urban areas,
matagumpay pa rin ang
mga kampanya at ang
pagsugpo sa mga kriminal at mga masasamang
elemento kung bakit ito
ay masasabing payapa pa
rin kung ikumkumpara
sa mga ibang lugar.
Mapapansing kapag
Ka Dencio Pacheco
ang isang lugar ay “urbanized” na, maraming
Sa mga klase ng krimen na na- mga krimen ang nangyayari dito daganap, ang physical injuries ang hil na rin siguro sa dami ng mga tao
may pinakamataas na bilang na si- at mga pangangailangan ng mga ito.
nundan ng theft, robbery at kidnapping.
Isang “factor” din malamang
Ayon sa mga awtoridad, ang pag- ang pagkaka-deklara ng lalawigan
sisikap ng mga pamahalaang lokal
walang biro!... Page 7
“Ayon sa mga awtoridad, ang pagsisikap ng mga pamahalaang lokal ng Pampanga at ang pinaigting na mga kampanya ng kapulisan sa nasabing lalawigan
laban sa kriminalidad ang mga naging
susi kung bakit nasabing pinaka-mapayapa ang probinsiya.”
lat sa pagpupulong ng Regional
Peace and Order Council Meeting
sa pangunguna ng Gobernador ng
lalawigan ng Nueva Ecija, Aurelio
Ayon pa sa report, ang lalawigan
ay mayroong pinakamababang Av-
(1st of 2 parts)
balang makaba ing agwat, distansya
pilatan ning kekeng bale at eskwela;
ding kanakung bitis byasa lang mibata-ng
lumakad malaut ba’ ku mung mabyasa.
Uling ing kabyasnan, ngaring masibukan,
pibandyan yang e ra akwang panakawan;
inya magaral ku king ba’ kung pupulan
ing tagumpe bunga ning banding kabyasnan…”
- QDF, Jr
FORMAL education program in Pampanga may
have not been introduced that early. But considering
the observations of early Spanish chroniclers, hardly
there are no natives of Luzon living around the northern rim of Manila Bay (now part of Pampanga, Bulacan and Manila) that are illiterate. As reported by
early chroniclers, most of the
natives young and old know
how to read and write, having
a prosperous economy, high
culture and certain forms of
writing and literature that
During the period of Spanish colonization, it was the
Kapampangans who were favored more by the Spaniards.
They were considered as the
“Castillans of these islands” a
distinction of pride for the Ka- Aleesus Manarang
pampangans that time. Thus
it was the early Kapampangan
indios who were able to attend first among exclusive
Spanish schools in Manila, and the people who produced the first native priests, nuns doctors and so
Early Escuela and Pipagaralan
In Pampanga, it was in 1867 when the Escuela Publica is constructed during the administration of Don
Julian Buyson, on the site where the central school
(presently the San Fernando Elementary School) now
stands. But it was Don Angel de Pantaleon, the founder of Culiat (now Angeles City) who built the first primary school, first muscovado sugar mill (located in
Cutcut) and an alacan or alambique (alcohol distillery) in an earlier date of 1822. The primary school he
built was the oldest in the town of Culiat.
To help win over the Filipinos to the new American
colonial government, General MacArthur provided
$100,000 for Philippine education. New schools were
established with English as the medium of instruction, with chaplains and non-commissioned officers
serving as teachers. Immediately after the surrender
of Aguinaldo, President McKinley directed the Second Philippine Commission to establish a free secular
public school system that would prepare the Filipinos
for citizenship.
The Department of Public Instruction initiated
the Bureau of Education under Act 477. In 1901, the
Americans establish a civil government; the outgoing alcalde under the military government, Francisco Hizon, is appointed municipal president. On that
same year of December, the construction of the public
schools such as the Lara Primary School is completed. It is made of stones and other durable materials
with a galvanized iron roof. It is the first building to
be built by the American government and was followed by more schools in the barrios.
(To be continued)•
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ALIWA’T kanan ang nambabash kay Nora Aunor matapos
itong makipagmartsa para
pababain sa puwesto si Presidente
Noynoy Aquino noong Martes kasama
ang grupong Migrante na ginanap sa
Eastwood City.
Isa si Ate Guy
sa nag-rally para
gunitain ang ika20th anniversary
ng domestic helper sa Singapore
na si Flor Contemplacion na binitay
matapos inakusahan ng pagpatay
sa kapwa niya
kasambahay din.
Ang Superstar
ang gumanap na
Flor Contemplacion nang isapelikula ito ng Viva Films sa direksiyon
ni Joel Lamangan na ipinalabas noong
Hunyo 1995. Nanalo ng best actress sa
iba’t ibang award-giving body ang aktres dahil sa nasabing pelikula.
Sinabi ni Ms. Nora, “Nanatiling hungkag at ilusyon ang matuwid na daan
at ang pagpapakitang tao ni Noynoy
na ‘di na natin
aasahan na
magpapatup a d
inong programa para sa OFW. Ang
totoo po, si Noynoy ang pangunahing tagabenta, pahamak at pahirap ng
ating kababayan.”
Bagama’t sumagot ang Malakanyang sa mga sinabing ito ng aktres ay
humirit pa rin siya ng, “Ang importante
sa akin ay ‘yung mga sobra niyang kapalpakan sa kanyang mga desisyon.
Nandito rin po ako kasi sana po gumising na ang ating mga kababayan. Siguro naman po alam nila ang nangyayari
sa ating pamahalaan. Gusto ko talaga
bumaba na siya talaga sa puwesto.”
Ang Queen of All Media na si Kris
Aquino ang agad naming naisip dahil
di ba, nangako itong sasagutin nila ni
Boy Abunda ang gagastusin sa pagpapaopera nito sa ibang bansa kasama na
ang hospital bills.
Kaya hiningan namin ng reaksyon
si Kris tungkol sa ginawang aksiyon ni
Ms. Nora laban sa kanyang kapatid na
pangulo, at ang mabilis na sagot ng TV
host, “no comment, deadmabels.”
At ibinalita ni Kris na may gagawin
siyang pelikula na ididirek ni Chito
Roño na may titulong, “Etiquette For
Mistress” na hango sa libro ni Ms. Jullie Yap Daza.
Dagdag pa ni Kris, “I still feel positive, SM just renewed (endorser), Bimb
and me na.” Kaya pala dedmabels ang
sagot ni Kris sa mga patutsada ni Ate
Guy dahil may blessings na namang
dumating sa kanya at sa kanyang anak.
In fairness, maski na maraming
bumibira at may ayaw kay Kris ay
talagang marami pa rin ang nagtitiwala sa kanya in terms of product
endorsement na pawang malalaking
Kaya ang tanong namin, wala bang
nakaisip na kunin ding endorser si Ms.
Nora Aunor? Marami kaming nabasang bayolenteng reaksiyon ng netizens laban sa Superstar at heto ang
isa na talagang galit na galit kay Ate
Guy, “Mawalang Galang Ate Guy!!!
Umalis ako ng ‘Pinas 2007 till now asa
ibang bansa pa rin ako! I dont think na
kasalanan ng Presidente kung walang
Trabaho diyan! Hindi siya ang may Ari
ng Mga Company para mag utos na ihire lahat!
“Hindi namin Mga OFW sinisisi ang
Gobyerno! Parang ang kapal naman ng
Mukha na kami ang asa Ibang Bansa
pero mga asa Pinas ang nag rereklamo!
Mas maganda ang buhay namin sa
ibang bansa.
“Nakakapagpadala kami sa pamilya namin! Sana nag ask Muna kayo
sa mga lehitimong OFW bago kayo
nagreklamo para samin!
“Kung lahat inaasa nio sa Presidente
aba! Ginagawa niyong Dios ang Presidente para mag Himala!!! Ikaw din
matagal sa ibang bansa mas Ok ka pa
nga coz USA ka nakapunta! Don’t tell
me naging katulong ka dun or caregiver? Nakakabastos na kailangan
gamitin pa kaming mga OFW para sa
personal niyong agenda!”•
AGO amg Q&A sa presscon ng
“You’re My Boss”, Toni Gonzaga
chose to answer right away the
accusations against her for allegedly
making fun of some of the contestants as a host of the recent Bb.
Pilipinas Pageant.
“This is the first and last
time I will talk about it kasi
tapos na ‘yung coronation night, may winners
na,” she says. “First of
all, I want to thank the
Bb. Pilipinas for giving me the
opportunity to host it. For those
who were not pleased, I’m humbly asking for an apology if I offended or maligned anyone as it’s
never my intention. Prior to the
show, I was instructed to host it in
a lively and fun way to ease the tension, especially during the Q&A. To
those who defended me, thank you
very much. I’d just like to thank the
Bb. Pilipinas committee because they
praised me. Let’s just end this with
world peace.”
Ayon kay Toni ang story idea ng
“You’re My Boss” ay galing sa kanya.
“My sister, Alex and I saw Coco on
TV and she said, ‘yan, never mong
makakatrabaho kasi drama siya at
comedy ka. So we came up with
this concept na magkakaroon
kami ng role reversal. I pitched
it kay Inang (Olive Lamasan) and
nagustuhan niya. I said alam ko
kung sino ang actor na babagay
sa lead role, si Coco. She said, tamang-tama, they’re meeting with
Coco and they’ll pitch it to him. So
nagustuhan naman ni Coco and the
next thing we knew, nag-story con na
kami. I play his boss, he’s a messenger in our company, but in order to
close a huge business deal, we’ll pretend that siya ang boss ko at ako ang
assistant niya.”
The movie is directed by Antoinette Jadaone, who directed the surprise hit “That Thing Called Tadhana” and wrote the Metro filmfest big
winner “English Only, Please”. How’s
it to work with her? “Masaya. Our set
is isa sa pinakamagaan na set that
I’ve worked on. Hindi natataranta si
Direk kaya kaming mga artista, hindi
rin natataranta, di kami nape-pressure. Spontaneous lang kaming lahat
sa shooting.”
And how is it working with Coco?
“I learned how to make hugot in the
drama scenes. Ako kasi, masayahin talagang tao. Pag may nangyaring di maganda, we were taught by
our parents to just move on. Walang
hugot-hugot. But kay Coco, sa mata
pa lang niya, effective na. Kung ano
naman kasi ang binibigay ng co-star
mo, ‘yun ang nire-reciprocate mo. At
si Coco, nakakatuwang kausap kasi
natural lang siya, walang pretensions
sa buhay.”
“You’re My Boss” will be her last
movie as a single lady. It will open in
theatres on April 4, Black Saturday,
and in June, she will be a certified
June Bride as she’ll be walking down
the aisle with her BF of seven years,
Director Paul Soriano.•
Toni Gonzaga apologizes
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apec talks... from Page 3
“TESDA is honored to co-host with Papua New
Guinea the discussions on human capacity building.
It’s our vocation, which we do through skills development of trainers and trainees,” TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said.
“Investing in people is a theme that resonates with
all the APEC member-nations, something they saw as
necessary in sustaining their economies,” he added.
Recognizing that having a skilled workforce is key to
competitiveness, Villanueva said there is a need to align
the education, including technical-vocational training,
to the needs of the industry. Equally important is developing strategic approaches to enhance the productivity
of medium, small and micro-enterprises, and to link
them to the global value chain.
Last February 3 to 4, the preparatory meeting for the
HLPD-HCB was held in Subic Freeport Zone, a lead-up
to the main activity in Port Moresby.
The pre-meeting, which was chaired by TESDA Deputy Director General Irene Isaac, was attended by 75
participants from 15 APEC-member economies including the Philippines. It saw the drafting of the joint statement which shall be the output of the HLPD on HCB.
Notable were the participation of the new Lead Shepherd from Russia, which was a show of support from the
leadership of the Human Resource Development Working Group, and the Chair of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) which also demonstrated the private sector’s support to human resource development. •
tb awareness day... from Page 3
The governor said that the observance signals the
province’s renewed effort in addressing the increased
cases of TB in Bulacan. But more than exerting efforts
in locating those undiagnosed, untreated or uncured
individuals, it is the commitment and the heart to really
win the fight that counts not only from the side of the
government but from everyone.
The World Health Organization explains that children can develop TB disease at any age, but the severe
forms of TB are most common among children between
1 and 4 years of age. Children can get sick with TB disease very soon after being infected with TB bacteria, or
they can get sick at any time later in life. They can even
infect their own children, decades later, if not treated.•
B-NAKED: The Elite Supermodel Quest
searches for young male, female models
A WORLD-RENOWNED modelling agency is
now in search for young male and female models via a
model cum bikini open competition to be held on May
29, 2015 at a venue which we will announce when the
final details are ready.
B-Naked: The Elite Super Model Quest is now officially announcing that it is ready to screen applicants
at an initial go see on March 29, 2015 , 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
at the Luxent Hotel Ballroom, 5th Flr. , Timog Avenue,
This is is one rare chance to become the nation’s top
models like Melanie Marquez, Ruffa Gutierrez, Neil
Perez and other supermodels who have made it to the
Cash prizes at stake: 100k/ 50k/ 25k/15k/ 10k for
the grand champion to the four runners-up, respectively.
Aside from the huge cash prizes at stake, trips to
tourist destinations like Hong Kong and Boracay will
be given away to the winners. Special awards will also
be at stake for deserving candidates.
The contest is open to all aspiring male and female
models (Filipino / Foreigners) with pleasing personalities. Aspirants should possess good moral character,
18 - 26 years old, be of minimum height - 5’3” for females, and 5’ 7” for the males.
For inquiries contact 09053595091 / Leklek Tumalad 09274886886.
Aspirants should also bring setcards and swimwear. The final competition will be directed by the
well-respected Marvin Mak De Leon.
By the way, the company is also looking for stars
who can land in the title role of “Anak ng Macho Dancer”, which is being readied for filming anytime soon. •
MARCH 23, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
BUNTIS CONGRESS... from Page 1
The event, sponsored by the
provincial government every year,
aims to educate pregnant women
– especially first-time mothers
– on the importance of prenatal
care and regular checkup in the
months leading to the delivery of
their baby.
Dr. Fida Donna Guevarrra,
member of Governor Pineda’s special medical team, reminded the
expectant moms of their role in
TOWARDS THE LIGHT... from Page 5
the development of their unborn
child. Guevarra is also one of the
13 specialists which performed
free prenatal examinations.
Aside from this, the Capitol
also provided free dental services,
with the assistance of 14 dentists
from rural health units and hospitals throughout the province led
by Dr. Tricia Sunglao.
The excited mothers were also
able to listen to their baby’s heartbeat through the use of Doppler
machines made available for the
Jonnabelle dela Cruz-Sarmiento, one of the beneficiaries and resident of Floridablanca, expressed
her gratitude for the endless support of the lady governor for her
and her fellow expectant moms.
Governor Pineda also led the
distribution of gifts for the ladies, which contained maternity
clothes and undergarments, prenatal vitamins as well as cash.•
Angeles through phone calls and a
mega phone but to no avail. When
police forced their way into the
house, they discovered that the
suspect had already fled along with
his 2-year-old son, leaving behind
his 10-month old baby. Police also
found marijuana seeds and other
drug paraphernalia inside the suspect’s house.
Later reports said the suspect
left the toddler in the care of a
Police director Ugale said they
are looking at family conflict as the
motive behind the killing.
Meanwhile, the victim’s body
was taken to her family in Barangay Madapdap, Mabalacat City
while the three children were
taken into custody by their grandmother.•
There is also the President
Diosdado Macapagal Ancestral
House, where the President Diosdado P. Macapagal Museum and
Library (PDPMML) is located. The
library is a historical-interactive
museum devoted to the life and
times of the late President who
served the country from 1961-1965.
Also in Lubao town is the 442year old St. Agustine Parish Church,
which was declared an Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the so-called jewel in the crown of places to visit
in Pampanga is the Betis Church
(Santiago de Galicia Parish), built
in the early 1700s and repaired
continually throughout the 1800s.
The unadorned exterior does not
prepare the visitor for what he’s
about to witness inside: the main
altar (retablo) with ornate carvings and saints peering out of their
niches like ancient dolls, and the
paintings on the ceiling that attract comparison with the Sistine
Another must-see is Sta. Rita
town and its heritage bells, which
have become the town’s latest
crowd drawer. There are five heritage bells in this town to look at,
organizers mused.
Another crowd drawer is the
Basa Museum, nestled at the center of Basa Airbase in Flordablanca
town. The museum contains a collection of aircrafts that flew the
Philippine skies and guarded our
The event’s venue, meanwhile,
houses the Pradera Wakeboard
Park, which is part of a 300-hectare property now being developed
into an international wakeboarding park, a world-class golf course
and residential villas.
“We invite you to come and see
the beauty of the Province of Pampanga as you bring your family
and friends at the Lubao International Balloon Festival happening
at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco,
Lubao,” they added.•
clothing allowance of P1,000 (from
Orientation and contract signing of the RA 7687 qualifiers with
DOST is scheduled on April 7 at the
Audio-Visual Room of Bataan Peninsula State University-Main Campus, City of Balanga, Bataan.
According to DOST, the number
of qualifiers this year reached an
all-time high as 5,303 high school
students clinched a slot in the country’s premier science scholarship
program, up from last year’s 3,982.
DoST Secretary Mario Montejo
said the scholarships will hugely
help students to pursue their desired fields in science and mathematics in leading universities and
colleges, setting the stage for them
as key players in the country’s advance once they practice their professions four or five years from now.
“We are optimistic that these
qualifiers will soon help us in creating S&T-based solutions for our
many national concerns,” Montejo
said. •
love and care at home. They have
to go back home safely,” he said.
As environment advocate, he
wants to advocate the total banning of plastic in the city to help
for the preservation of clean and
sanitized environment like what
is being practiced in other cities
in the country.
He wants also the city to put
up clean, fragrant, modern,
state of the art comfort rooms
in all the public terminals – be
it tricycle, public utility vehicles
or buses and even terminals for
“This is our city. We love this
city and everybody has the right
for a convenient and well-off
comfort rooms. We deserve that
as Angeleños and we could conveniently share that to the visitors and guests of the city,” he
complaint filed by Antonio Capia
and 43 other municipal employees
in March 2005 after Uera allegedly unjustly suspended and terminated their services.
In an order Oct. 20, 2014, Morales approved the recommendation of graft investigator Joan Lou
Gamboa to deny Uera’s appeal of
a ruling that found him guilty of
two counts of grave misconduct,
grave abuse of authority and oppression.
But the mayor again moved for
further review thus, stalled his
dismissal last year. (PNA)•
MANHUNT... from Page 1
the suspect.
City police director Supt. Eden
Ugale said the couple’s 12-year-old
son found the body of his mother
inside their bathroom after hearing
four gunshots. The child was able
to escape and sought help of village
policemen. However, his two siblings remained inside the house.
Responding policemen tried
to establish communication with
FREE ENTRANCE... from Page 1
whole family.
They are also urging everyone
not to forget to bring their camera,
umbrella, fan, water bottle, hat and
sunglasses, for a worry-free sightseeing of the 45 colorful balloons
scheduled to grace the skies of this
The LIBF, meanwhile, would
like to thank the Arts, Culture,
and Tourism Office of Pampanga
andthe Provincial Government for
their utmost support in making
this grand festival possible.
“Indeed the province of Pampanga is a place rich in culture,
heritage, and most importantly
love and support,” the organizers
What more, they said there are
lots of places to visit near the municipality of Lubao, one of which
is the woodcarving capital of the
Philippines - Betis, Guagua, where
tourists can visit the famous Betis
Galleria of award-winning wood
sculptor in ecclesiastical art Willy
T. Layug.
SCHOLARSHIP... from Page 2
Scholars who will enrol in
Physics/Applied Physics, Geology,
Mining Engineering, Agriculture
and Fisheries courses will receive
P6,000 monthly stipend from the
previous P5,000.
Those who will enrol under
DoST-SEI priority courses will
receive P5,000 monthly stipend
(from P4,000); book allowance of
P10,000 per academic year (from
P5,000); tuition fee subsidy of
P10,000 (from P8,000); and MS/PE
BIZMAN MULLS... from Page 2
torcycle enthusiasts.
It is his vision to provide
members of the tricycle drivers’
association in the city to proper
trainings and scientific knowhow on how to drive safely in
and out of the city.
“These drivers are mostly
heads of the families. We have
to equip them with proper trainings. They have their children
waiting for them, needing their
OUSTS MAYOR... from Page 2
dismissal from service with cancellation of eligibility.”
The Ombudsman also ruled for
the forfeiture of his retirement
benefits and perpetual disqualification for re-employment in the
government service.
The case stemmed from the
pinili nilang pasukin.
Kung duwag ka at hindi mo naiintindihan ang salitang paggalang sa OPINYON ng ibang tao sa kanilang
pagganap sa tungkulin ng kanilang hanapbuhay, PAKIUSAP, magbitiw ka at maghanap ng ibang trabaho
kung saan ka mas babagay, sapagkat nagiging sagabal
ka sa dapat sana ay isang maginhawang pagtupad ng
mga kasamahan mo sa kanilang hanapbuhay… sa idinidikta ng kanilang hanapbuhay.
Hindi mahirap maunawaan ang kalagayan mo,
basta huwag mo rin sanang ipipinid, bagkus ay mas lawakan mo pa ang isip mo sa pagtupad sa tungkulin ng
mga kasamahan mo sa hanapbuhay. Hindi lang tungkol sa ‘yo ang hanapbuhay na kapwa ninyo pinasyang
pasukin ng mga kasamahan mo sa hanapbuhay, na
pinili mo ring pasukin… lalo na kung dati ka namang
wala sa sistema nila bilang kasamahan sa hanapbuhay.
Intindihin mo rin ang mga ipinaglalaban ng mga kasamahan mo sa hanapbuhay, at hindi lang kung ano lamang ang ipinaglalaban mo bilang magulang o bilang
bumubuhay sa iyong mga anak… nang hindi naiiwang
SUSPENDIDO ang mga kasamahan mo sa pagtupad
sa idinidikta ng kanilang hanapbuhay, na subalit ikaw
ay trabaho lamang ang tingin mo rito.
Facite diferentem! Or quit your job (or you could
start working and making a life and not just a living)!•
WALANG BIRO!... from Page 5
ng Pampanga bilang isang “insurgency-free province”
ayon sa Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas kung kaya’t
ito ay tuluyang ng naging payapa at mababa ang lebel
ng kriminalidad.
Ang nasabing pagpupulong ay dinaluhan nina
Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane, Olongapo City Mayor Rolen
Paulino, Bataan League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) President Mayor Maria Angela Garcia,
Pampanga LMP President Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr.,
PRO-3 officer-in-charge Superintendent Ronald Santos at Department of Interior and Local Government
regional director Florida Dijan at mga iba pang mga
regional directors ng mga iba pang national government agencies.
Kaugnay ng nasabing magandang balita para sa nasabing lalawigan, binigyang diin kamakailan ni Pampanga Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda ang kanyang
laging panawagan sa mga alkalde ng mga bayan at
lungsod sa nasabing lalawigan nag awing zero-crime
at zero-illegal drugs ang kanilang mga nasasakupan.
Sinabi ni Gob Pineda ang panawagang ito noong
nakalipas na pagpupulong naman ng Pampanga Provincial Peace and Order Council na kung saan ipinagutos nya na dapat gawin ang nararapat upang malinis
ang lalawigan sa mga patayan, pagnanakaw at sa mga
ipinagbabawal na mga droga.
Ayon pa sa nasabing Gobernadora, isa sa mga
prayoridad niya ang pagpapanatli ng kapayapaan at
kaayusan sa Pampanga kung kaya’t siya naman ay
todo suporta sa mga bayan at kapulisan.
Mapapansing seryoso talaga si Nanay pagdating sa
mga peace and order concerns sa lalawigan ng Pampanga,
isang dahilan kung bakit ang probinsiyang kanyang pinagsisilbihan ay ang pinaka-mapayapa sa buong rehiyon.•
teacher’s corner... from Page 4
for children and adults to explore together and interact
directly. It is important for both children and adults to
be working together on an activity.
They should also provide situations that give children an acceptable challenge. Activities thatare slightly difficult for the children will be more motivating
and provide for stronger feelings of success when accomplished. This may take some trial and error at first.
Let the children evaluate their own accomplishments, rather than Parents are saying that they have
done a good job, ask them what they think of their
No parent will go wrong by asking the question,
“What can you say about your accomplishment?”
Parents should not use excessive provision of rewards. Praise and rewards should be based upon children’s efforts and persistence, rather than on the actual accomplishment.
Parents must allow children to explore and discover their world. Children need is just a small amount of
direction and a large amount of freedom.
It is not necessary to praise and reward children
for their own actions as they attempt to control their
Parents should be reminded that habits and attitudes toward learning that are formed in the early
years of children set the mood for all future learning.
The author is Teacher-In-Charge/School Head of
Bacolor High School in Zone 2, Cabalantian, Bacolor,
VOLUME III • NO. 190 • MARCH 23, 2015 • MONDAY
‘Fire Olympics’ highlights Fire Prevention Month in Subic
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT Employees of 15 locator companies in this Freeport tried their
hands in connecting fire hoses,
climbing ladders, and directing
high-pressure water to put out a
fire as the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) fired off
the Subic Bay “Fire Olympics”
to promote safety awareness
and preparedness among companies and their workers here.
The SBMA Fire Department,
in cooperation with locators
and investors, has launched
the Olympics at the Subic Bay
Gateway Park here in line with
the observance of Fire Prevention Month.
The 15 participating companies joined the “games” prepared by SBMA firefighters as
training modules, each sending five-man teams and technical crews to tackle the various
SBMA deputy fire chief Raul
Zapanta said that companies
join this annual activity “because it is not only fun to the
participants, but also hones
their skills in firefighting and
enhances rapport among the
designated fire marshals from
different companies.”
“It helps the volunteers build
teamwork and cooperation with
other fire volunteers, and also
provides and an opportunity to
put their skills to test,” he said.
Zapanta and fellow deputy
fire chief Gerard Johnson,
along with 20 crew members
from the SBMA Fire Department, coordinated the event
that included lectures on safety
in the work place.
The one-day activity closed
with a simple program where
winners in the “fire games” received certificates of recognition and tokens of merit.
Aside from the Fire Olympics, the SBMA Fire Department is also conducting lectures in communities adjacent
to the Freeport, teaching residents how to prevent grass and
forest fires, and what to do in
case fires break out.
LADY FIREFIGHTER. A lady employee makes use of a fire extinguisher to
put out flames as she competes in the “Fire Olympics” held recently at the Subic Bay
Gateway Park, to provide employees of business locators in the Subic Bay Freeport
Zone with basic knowledge and skills on firefighting. --PNA PHOTO
St. Catherine
image in Bataan
attracts pilgrims
Church of Samal, the second
oldest church in Bataan which
houses the more than 400-year
old Image of Saint Catherine of
Siena, images of Jesus and other
saints, has attracted pilgrims
coming from various provinces
and cities during the Holy Week.
The original Images of Saint
Catherine of Siena and the Virgen Milagrosa del Rosario were
believed brought by the Dominicans to this town in 1596.
However, the Virgen Milagrosa was later transferred to the
Church of Orani.
Saint Catherine of Siena is the
patron saint of the Samal parish.
The hands and face of the image are still intact and unscathed
but its body is deteriorating and
to protect it, it was brought to the
second floor of the church separate from Images of Jesus Christ
and other saints at the ground
Various images of Jesus Christ
and other saints lined up the corridor on the way to the interior
of the Samal church, the second
oldest church in Bataan next to
Abucay. (PNA)•
TURNOVER. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office officials led by Vice-Chairman and
General Manager lawyer Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II (right) inspect one of the brand-new PCSO
ambulances donated to the 12 municipalities of the Province of Cebu during the turnover ceremony held at the PCSO Cebu branch office in Osmena St., North Reclamation Area, Cebu
City on March 19. With them are (from left to right) Cebu Municipal Mayors Butch Sepalveda of
Borbon, Aly Arguillano of San Francisco, Camotes, PCSO Director Betty Nantes, Mayors Lissa
Marie Streegan of Sogod and Ronald Cesante of Dalaguete, and PCSO Director lawyer Mabel V.
“While we want to keep our
homes and companies safe
against fire, here in Subic it is
also our priority to prevent forest fires,” Johnson said as he
pointed out that the forests here
are home to many animals and
birds, and an important asset
for the local tourism industry.
“This is why it’s really important to train workers and
residents in fire safety, and
the Fire Olympics is one effective way of doing it,” he added.
PSA Bataan plants
mangroves in Balanga
BALANGA CITY, BATAAN - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Bataan over the week conducted its 2nd visit and mangrove planting activity at the
Balanga City Nature and Wetland Park (BCNWP) in
Barangay Tortugas, as part of its corporate social responsibility program for the year 2014-2015.
Led by Provincial Statistics Officer Ledesma L. Morante, PSA employees eagerly planted more than 50
mangroves to help protect the environment from the
adverse effect of global warming.
“Brgy. Tortugas is our adopted barangay for the
whole year. We’re here to support the initiative of the
City Government of Balanga in caring for Mother
Nature. We want to be a partner agency in an existing program that will create a bigger impact, instead
of starting a different project on our own” said SCO
Richard T. Guevara when asked by a park guest on
why the agency chose to conduct the tree planting activity in the area.
Punong Barangay Victor A. Baluyot Jr. was very
welcoming in all activities of PSA in the barangay. PSA
first had its mangrove planting activity in August 2013
as part of NSO Anniversary Celebration. The official
partnership happened in December 2014, when PSA
entered into an agreement to make Tortugas as its adopted barangay where clean and green activities shall
be undertaken in December 2014 and March, May
and September 2015.
The activity likewise coincides with the celebration of the 2015 National Women’s Month. Tortugas is
one of the coastal villages in the City where BCNW is
situated. The development of the park started in 2010
with the emergence of migratory birds during October
to December of the year.
PSA, formerly known as the National Statistics Office (NSO) is the major statistical agency responsible
in collecting, compiling, classifying, producing, publishing, and disseminating general-purpose statistics
as provided for in Republic Act 10625. Beyond that,
PSA extends the commitment in undertaking activities that foster social responsibility and promote development and good governance of the employees.•
58 OFWs in CLuzon receive
livelihood aid from OWWA
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - A total of 58
Overseas Filipino Workers
(OFWs) recently benefitted
from the P580,000 worth
of livelihood assistance given by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
(OWWA) under its “Balik
Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!”
“This primarily aims to
empower distressed migrant workers who decided
to return to the country and
be reintegrated by enabling
them to plan, set-up, and
operate their own busi-
nesses,” OWWA Regional
Director Maria Lourdes
Reyes said.
Each beneficiary was
given P10,000 aid in the
form of a start-up kit, complete with techno-skills and
entrepreneurship trainings
in order to engage them in
sustainable self-employment.
Grantees were from the
provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac,
and Zambales.
Since the start of the
year, a total of 196 displaced
and qualified OFWs from
Central Luzon have benefitted from the program.
“OWWA, through its
various programs and services, will continuously
look after the welfare of
our OFWS and provide
them with the necessary
those who were either displaced from their jobs due
to political conflicts in host
countries, victims of illegal
recruitment and human
trafficking, and repatriated
due to medical conditions
or distressful situations,”
Reyes stressed. (PR)•
LET’S PLANT MANGROVES. An employee of the Philippine
Statistics Authority (PSA) Bataan takes part in the PSA’s mangrove
planting activity at the Balanga City Nature and Wetland Park (BCNWP)
in Barangay Tortugas, Balanga City, as part of PSA’s corporate social
responsibility program for the year 2014-2015. --1BATAAN PHOTO