City reveals Lenten season activities

inside news
Palace refutes
involvement in
Pemberton case
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MARCH 19, 2015
Bataan towns to experience
long power interruptions anew
business...pagE 3
BATTING FOR ZERO CRIME. Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda
urges members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council to intensify the
fight against criminality in the province during a meeting. Also in photo are
(L-R) Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, Board
Member Rosve Henson, DILG provincial director Myrvie Fabia, Pampanga
Mayors League President Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco and Col. David Diciano, commander of 702nd Infantry Brigade. --JUN JASO
Capitol bats for zero
crime in Pampanga
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
Gov. Lilia “Nanay” Pineda on Tuesday
reiterated her call to Pampanga mayors and various government agencies
to go for zero crime in the province.
ZERO CRIME... pagE 7
Provincial gov’t allots
P30M for peace and order
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The provincial government headed by Governor Lilia
Nanay Pineda allotted a total of
P30 million for the peace and
order of the province.
This came after the Sanguniang Panlalawigan and the
Provincial Peace and Order
Council (PPOC) approved the
budget at the 1st quarter meeting of the PPOC held at Benigno
Aquino Hall, Capitol Grounds
in this city, this Tuesday.
Governor Pineda wants to
ensure the safety of every Ka-
pampangan despite the shortage of police personnel in the
Based on the records of the
Pampanga Police Provincial Office, there are only 1,251 police
personnel in the province.
Records also show that
crime rate in the province increased by 27.96% in January to
February 2015 compared to the
same months of 2014.
The 887 crimes in 2014 increased by 1,135 in 2014; 626 of
the total crimes are considered
index crimes while 509 are considered non-index crimes.
SUMMER GRASS FIRE. Despite the expected landfall of the weakened Tropical Storm ‘Bavi’ in the
country, the heat of the predicted El Niño is already affecting Central Luzon. Grass fires are igniting apparently by
themselves along the North Luzon Expressway. The photo was taken near Lakeshore, Mexico where the distracting smoke posed danger to motorists. --LENY MANALO
City reveals Lenten season activities
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
government through the Angeles City Tourism Office
(ACTO) has lined-up activities
in observation of the Lenten
season done in partnership
with the socio-civic, performing arts and the religious sector.
Kicking off this year’s
Lenten observance is Sinukwan Kapampangan’s “Panata
at Panalangin: A Spiritual
Journey through Culture and
the Arts” which features a
mixed-media art exhibit and
dance performances depicting the religious practices of
the Kapampangan region.
On its fourth year, the
presentation will be staged
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Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 19, 2015
Palace refutes involvement in Pemberton case
MANILA - Malacanang on
Tuesday denied allegations that
it is involved in the plea bargain
agreement with the family of
slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude.
Reports said Laude’s lead
counsel, lawyer Harry Roque,
alleged that someone from the
Executive Department is pres-
suring the victim’s family to accept a homicide charge for the
suspect instead of murder.
”Walang katotohanan at
walang batayan ang paratang
na yan (There is no truth to that
and that allegation is baseless,”
Presidential Communications
Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.
said in a briefing Tuesday.
Earlier, Laude’s family said
they will not accept a homicide
charge, which has a lower jail
term compared to murder, for
19-year old US Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton because
they want him to suffer in jail.
Laude was found dead inside a bathroom of an Olongapo
City motel on the night of Oct.
11, 2014 an hour after he and a
Caucasian man entered the motel.
Witnesses later on testified
that the Caucasian man is Pemberton.
The next murder trial of the
US serviceman is set on March
23, 2015. (PNA)•
MAGNA CARTA FOR WOMEN. PIA Bulacan Information Center staff member Shane Velasco educates Mass Communication students of Bulacan State
University on the salient provisions of Republic Act 9710, otherwise known as Magna Carta of Women. --PIA PHOTO
Professor seeks BPSU presidency
By Butch Gunio
BALANGA CITY – The Former president and current professor of Bulacan Agricultural
State College (BASC) is seeking the presidency of the Bataan Peninsula State University
BPSU President Delfin o.
Magpantay will retire on April
Valdez, 56, is a Doctor of
Philosophy in Agricultural
Engineering. He took his doctorate degree at Central Luzon
State University.
He was president of BASC
for two terms - December
2002 to December 2010, and
December 2010 to January
2011. He was also president
of Luzon Association of State
Universities and Colleges from
2005 to 2010.
Valdez is recipient of numerous awards, recognitions,
and appreciations particularly
in research works.
Among his notable recognitions are Civil Service Commission 2011 Pag-asa Award;
2010 Gintong Butil Award for
Professional Achievement by
the Central Luzon State University Alumni Association;
and 2009 Excellence Awardee
by Philippine Federation of
Professional Associations.
He said he will push BPSU’s
academic excellence and sustainable productivity.
He outlined a seven-point
target that includes relevant
and quality higher education;
relevant and responsive research, extension, and training
programs; empowered faculty
and staff; adequate university
resources; responsive and proactive student services; con-
Quad at Nepo Center turns 2 on March 20
ANGELES CITY - This coming
Friday, March 20, The Quad at
Nepo Center will be celebrating its
second anniversary.
The celebration will feature two
local bands - Cheche Bureche and
Enye - who will entertain diners
with their versions of today’s top
hits and popular songs from the
80s and 90s, during dinner time
from 6 p.m. onwards.
Aside from the featured bands,
the management has prepared
some surprises including games,
prizes, and cake, just like a regular
birthday party. The event is sponsored by Smart, Dainty Restuarant, Limone, Binalot and K-Cafe.
The Quad at Nepo Center boasts
of the largest convergence of premiere home-grown restaurants in
Angeles City, giving diners the best
variety of both local and international cuisines to choose from.
The Quad is the place for people
to meet and connect, in a festive,
casual, safe and friendly atmosphere, with the convenience of
plenty of parking.
The celebration is one way of
thanking all their loyal patrons
who come and dine at The Quad.
The management, overwhelmed
by the support extended by local
restaurateurs, hope Angeleños
continue to patronize The Quad, as
well as all other developments at
the Nepo Center.•
ducive learning environment;
and good governance.
Valdez’s bid for BPSU presidency is backed by Bayan
Muna Bataan; Bataan Transit
Inc. Employees; Sinag Dagat
Fisherfolks Association; concerned citizens of Balanga;
concerned citizens of Mariveles; concerned citizens of
Samal; concerned citizens of
Orani; concerned BPSU students; concerned citizens of
upland areas in Balanga; and
Samahan ng Nagtataguyod ng
Agham at Teknolohiya Para sa
Sambayanan Gitnang Luzon.•
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province: PAMPANGA
City/Municipality: ARAYAT
DOTC, LTO to bare
list of delinquent
car dealers
MANILA - The Department of
Transportation and Communications and the Land Transportation Office will release list of
delinquent car dealers who deliberately misinform their customers as to the status of their
license plate applications.
“The public deserves to
know if their car dealerships are
shortchanging them. We will
release lists of delinquent dealers in the coming weeks to show
which ones aren’t fulfilling their
promises to their customers,”
Secretary of Transportation Jun
Abaya said Tuesday.
Abaya said the problem is
that the delinquent dealers tell
their customers that the LTO
does not have new plates, when
in fact, the car dealers are the
ones not fulfilling their services.
“They let months pass despite knowing fully well that the
plates are ready—and they even
mislead their customers about
it,” Abaya explained.
LTO chief Assistant Secretary Alfonso Tan Jr on the one
hand said that license plates for
first-time motor vehicle registrants are available-on-demand. “Yet many of these plates
remain unclaimed from LTO offices,” Tan said.
The DOTC and the LTO
will release the lists of delinquent dealerships in the coming weeks, to better inform the
public as to which dealerships
actually deliver the services
they offer to their customers,
and which ones are shortchanging them.
“For owners of new motor
vehicles whose dealers tell them
that the LTO is not ready with
new plates: come to our offices
so you can claim them yourselves. Your license plates are
ready at your place of registration,” Tan said.
Vehicle dealerships are regulated by the LTO, which can suspend and even revoke accreditation when warranted.
The new plates are part of
the LTO’s License Plate StanDELIQUENT CAR DEALERS... Page 7
Republic of the Philippines
Office of the Municipal Registrar
Province of Pampanga
Municipality of Sta. Rita
In compliance with the publication requirement and
pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative
Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice
is hereby served to the public that JOEVEE CAINOY
GARCIA has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in the sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in
the certificate of live birth of JOEVEE CAINOY GARCIA born on OCTOBER 5, 1995 at Arayat, Pampanga
and whose parents are FRANCISCO GARCIA and
In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JAYMME M.
SANTOS has filed with this office a petition for correction of clerical error / typographical error particularly in her GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in
the Certificate of Live Birth of JAYMME M. SANTOS
born on 25 JLY 1990 at San Basilio Sta.Rita, Pampanga, and whose parents are SERAFIN OCAMPO
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file
his written opposition with this Office not later than two
weeks upon publication.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may
file his/her written opposition to this office not later
APRIL 6, 2015.
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: March 19 & 26, 2015
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: March 19 & 26, 2015
MARCH 19, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
Bataan towns to experience
DoLE- 3 awards labor
long power interruptions anew safety certificates
to 101 NE firms
BAL ANGA CIT Y - Bataan towns
are set to experience anew long
power interruptions due to maintenance operations being done by
Peninsula Electric Cooperative
PENELCO General Manager
Loreto Marcelino announced that
Morong will have an eight-hour
brownout, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. on March 19 due to correction of power transformer oil leak,
while Dinalupihan will have a
nine-hour outage, from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. on March 25 due to the
annual preventive maintenance of
the Dinalupihan Substation and
replacement of rotten poles.
Lastly, Abucay will face a day
without electricity on March 28,
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., due
to the annual preventive maintenance of the Abucay Substation.
Aside from maintenance op-
erations, Marcelino disclosed that
they are currently rehabilitating
80 kilometers of old transmission
lines, which it bought from the National Transmission Corporation.
Meanwhile, the provincial capital will experience eight to nine
hour power interruptions this Friday and Saturday, March 20 and
“Majority of the city will be affected on March 20 due to the correction of power transformer oil
leak in Balanga New Substation,”
Peninsula Electric Cooperative
said in a statement.
Affected by the 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. brownout are Bataan Doctors
Hospital and Medical Center, St.
Joseph Hospital, Isaac and Catalina Medical Center, and the staterun Bataan General Hospital.
Also the Capitol compound, city
hall, Balanga City Water District,
Bataan Peninsula State University
(BPSU) Main and Balanga campuses, and the Camp Cirilo Tolentino where the Bataan Provincial
Police Office is located.
This eight-hour outage will also
cover Talisay, Dona Francisca
Subd., Pto. Rivas, Tortugas, Sibacan, Joyous, La Kristina, Vercons,
KFC, Shell, Rizal, Centre Plaza
Mall, Jollibee, Ibayo, Malabia,
Max’s, Ocampo’s, Chowking, Tomas Del Rosario College, Tenejero, Dona Maria Subd., Kinatawan
Ave., Louis, Red Cross, Crown
Royale, Beltran Subd., Rotary
Ave., Elizabeth Bodega, San Jose,
and JV N Bldg.
On March 21, a 8:00AM5:00PM outage shall affect Tuyo,
Bagumbayan, Recar, Vetafs, BDO,
Cataning, Hillcrest, BPSU, Victoria Mall, McDonald’s, and Bonifacio. •
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
firms from Nueva Ecija recently received their
Certificates of Compliance (CoC) with General
Labor and/or Occupational Safety and Health
Standards (OSH).
The awarding commenced at the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE) new
field office in Nueva Ecija, which is now located
at Unit 101 Knights of Columbus Annex-Building, Burgos St., Brgy. Sangitan, in Cabanatuan
DoLE regional chief Ana Dione, Assistant
Regional Director Geraldine Panlilio, Technical Support and Services Division for Labor
Relations and Labor Standards head Ma. Rima
Hernandez, and Nueva Ecija Field Office head
May Lynn Gozun, led the awarding of CoCs.
The awarding of CoCs was witnessed by
more than 100 company representatives comSAFETY CERTIFICATES... Page 7
Sun Postpaid Plan
unveils ‘value mix 99’
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
APPRECIATION. OIC BIR Regional Director Conrad Lee (L) and Bataan Revenue District Officer Rey Roberto Manalili present a plaque of appreciation to two female representatives of a company for fully supporting the BIR Bataan 2015 tax campaign kickoff. --BUTCH GUNIO
Province of Pampanga
Municipality of Sta. Rita
In compliance with Section 5 of R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that Regina P.
Pangilinan has filed with this office a petition
for Change of First Name from “REYNA” to “REGINA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of Reyna P.
Pangilinan born on July 9, 1959 with Registry
Number 343 and whose parents are Justino
Pineda and Emilia Valencia.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may
file his/her written opposition to this office not later
than April 6, 2015.
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: March 19 & 26, 2015
Ace Hardware offers solar power savers
Republic of the Philippines
Office of the Municipal Registrar
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Sun Cellular has just unveiled its expanded lineup of Value Mix 99 services—bundles of
communication offers that can be mixed
and matched to meet the varying lifestyles
of Sun Postpaid subscribers.
“As our way of responding to the needs
of our subscribers, we have unveiled more
communication options for them,” explains Joan Dueñas, Vice President for
Sun Postpaid Marketing. “Through our
Value Mix offers, they now have the power
to choose the communication combo that
is most suitable for their needs. Sun Postpaid subscribers now have limitless possibilities to connect,” Dueñas added.
For just P99 on top of your Sun Plan,
subscribers can choose any combination
of three Value Mix add-ons to be on the
way to a richer and more exciting Sun
Postpaid experience. The expanded line
up of call, text and mobile Internet offers
now includes 100 texts to all; 30 minutes
of TriNet calls; 350 TriNettexts; 80MB
mobile surfing; 5 hours mobile surfing; 10
minsIDD to USA,Canada,HK, SG, Guam,
Hawaii; 3 hours YouTube; and 230 MB Instagram.
With this line-up of Sun offers, subscribers can easily pick and bundle Value
Mix offers. Social media-savvy individuals can pick the Youtube, Instagram, and
80 MB of mobile surfing add-ons. Young
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Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 19, 2015
No joke
FOR WANT of a peaceful Pampanga, Gov. Lilia Pineda has called
on all mayors to bat for zero crime in
the province. She said that lives will
be at stake of crimes – as well as the
proliferation of illegal drugs – are
not curbed.
She told the mayors and those in
attendance during a meeting of the
Provincial Peace and Order Council
that their main task as officials of
the province is to safeguard the Kapampangans.
In her own words, the Governor
said, “Ang gusto natin ay wala ng
drugs at wala ng patayan. Ang mga
naliligaw ng landas, kailangan magbalik loob sa gobyerno.”
She also urged the mayors to prioritize the maintenance of peace
and order in their respective towns
and cities.
In line with this, the provincial
government has allocated a P30-million budget for the maintenance of
peace and order in Pampanga. She
is adamant on keeping her kabalens
safe, despite the reported shortage
of police personnel in the province.
Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Recomono Jr., director of the Pampanga PPO, for his
part assured the Governor that the
peace and order in the province is
Manageable or not, the peace and
order situation in the province is one
that needs the attention of all sectors
of government, as well as private entities and individuals.
The Governor is right in saying
that we should all work together
for a peaceful Pampanga. Attaining
zero crime is no joke.
AST November 26, 2014, the old store and the lotto outlet are all that
Essel Supermarket has closed were left in the old Essel Supermarshop after nearly 55 years in ex- ket. Inside the new Savemore Market
istence, succumbing to the expansion is Mister Donut, PharmaPlus, the
binge of the SM Food Retail Group in shawarma and dumplings outlets,
Pampanga province under the brand wine and liquor store and a bills payment and money changer where conSavemore.
Old and unprofitable grocery sumers can pay their bills.
Other than that, nothing much
stores in Pampanga were taken over
by the Savemore brand. What were had been changed in the old Essel
once purely family enterprises in the Supermarket under the new management of SM Food Retail Group.
province had been
converted into the
retail store of SM
Food Retail Group
– the Essel Supermarket of the Singians and Lazatins
Essel Supermarket just like the one
in the City of San
Fernando is synonymous with grocery
shopping. The en- Arnel San Pedro
try of Savemore is
a welcome development as consumers expect improve- Nothing much titillates the interest
ment in the availability of consumer of the consumers to actually go there
products. The structure of the old and buy.
Perhaps, the SM Food Retail
Essel Supermarket at the boundary
between Angeles City and the City Group is preparing for new and exof San Fernando, however, did not citing developments at the old Essel
change although the presentation of Supermarket. Whatever is in store,
consumer products has greatly im- we are hoping that that they would
offer new and exciting concessionproved.
Outside the old Essel Supermar- aires who will offer new services to
ket, the Gustav has already left the the public.
The Savemore Market is near the
premises and transferred to a bigger
site at the Super 8 premises also in Chevalier School and strategically loBarangay Sto. Domingo. That void cated between Angeles City and CSF
left by the Gustav can be immediate- and as such would be able to attract
ly seen from the outside. The lechon huge crowd if more restaurants or
Check and
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“Perhaps, the SM Food Retail Group is preparing for new and exciting developments
at the old Essel Supermarket. Whatever is
in store, we are hoping that that they would
offer new and exciting concessionaires who
will offer new services to the public.”
could be bought but with the entry
of Savemore there are several items
missing at the shelves.
We are hoping that the SM Group
will pour in more investments for the
holistic development of the area. For
example, the jeep terminal is in a sorry state of neglect. A new jeepney terminal just like the ones at SM Clark
should rise in the area for the benefit
of commuters. The SM Group should
put added value to its investments
in the area otherwise Savemore will
become a public eye sore. Well, there
is no harm in waiting. Perhaps, good
things are in store for us.•
Reality bites
be their closest friend in college. But
after graduation, this person whom
they consider as their best friend will
become his or her direct competitor
as they both carry the same degree
from the same university. So, to impel
them into a reality check, I ask them
this very thought-provoking
grow and mature as the years passed
by. I have actually asked myself a couple of times, am I that old to see these
students graduate? And suddenly, I
realized it has been four or five years
ago when I first handled their English
classes when they were still freshmen.
However, what is very
unfortunate nowadays is
that these graduates do
not end up where they
are supposed to be. I
have several former students whom I have seen
working in supermarkets
as cashiers and baggers,
and I can’t explain how
I feel whenever I see
them. As graduates of a
four-year course, they
do not deserve to work in
blue-collar jobs. At least,
they should be office assistants in government
question: “What do you have that oth- agencies and private companies, call
er graduates like you don’t have?” And center agents, or even professionjust how I anticipated their reactions, als in multi-national companies here
I can see a sense of sudden realization and abroad. Hence, the problem is not
on their faces.
actually unemployment but rather it
After more than five years of teach- is underemployment that besets our
ing in a state university, I feel happi- country nowadays.
ness and pride whenever my students
Add to that the impact of the ASEwould reach their graduation day. It’s AN integration on labor demands
as if I am their parent who saw them
brainwaves... Page 7
“However, what is very unfortunate
nowadays is that these graduates do not
end up where they are supposed to be.
I have several former students whom I
have seen working in supermarkets as
cashiers and baggers, and I can’t ex- Brainwaves
plain how I feel whenever I see them.”
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new exciting concessionaires will locate in the area.
The area where the former Essel Supermarket stood idly for more
the five decades has become part of
the residents in Barangay Sto. Domingo and those in Barangay Telabastagan. Residents in the area who
missed shopping at the old Johnny’s
Supermarket will have the Essel Supermarket as last recourse. At the old
Essel Supermarket, almost anything
dreams and aspirations. Truly, it is
also an occasion that may symbolize
the beginning of an independent and
rewarding life.
During my pre-employment talks,
I always try to motivate future graduates regarding the “reality” waiting for
them the moment they step out of the
university. I ask them to look at the
person seated beside them, who may
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MARCH 19, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
Why God allows you to be broken many times
ADIES, here’s a fact: Before you
reach your 30s, you would be
meeting different types of men.
Some of them are actually your own
preference - they are on your list of
standards. You flirted with some of
them too, and you might even have
fallen in love with few of them at
some point. Either way, you would realize they are all douche bags. Which
is your ex?
- we like competition - and if we can
prove that we could win any guy we
want even if he is committed - it’s a
trophy. Again we challenge ourselves
until such time we can no longer
get out and when you get your heart
broken only then would you realize
(hopefully) that you don’t deserve to
be an option; you deserve a single
man in your life.
4. The good looking – Who would
1. Drinking buddies – This was resist having a good looking campus
the guy you met when you were crush boyfie? No one, because we all
drunk or when he was
want to have good looking
drunk or... whatever.
You’re only attracted
with each other when
you’re both under the
influence of alcohol,
anyway. He doesn’t
ask you out for dinner or somewhere in
broad daylight. Do
you want to know
why? Because if he
gets his way with you
offspring don’t we? But why
anytime, why would
do women keep on throwing
he bother to still exert
themselves on these playAubrey F. Sembrano
effort? Ditch him.
ers when they know they
could just be the flavor of
2. Mr. Barumbado – Most of us the month? They see their flaws, tenwomen are easily attracted to the dencies and untoward attitudes yet
“barumbado” style, probably because they choose to ignore them and when
we drooled over Robin Padilla and his these guys leave them for a much
charming style of pursuing women. good-looking girlfriend, nagtataka
We see temperamental guys to be ap- pa sila?
pealing - it’s usually our basis of masculinity. But the mere fact that they 5. The intellectual – Women love
can be violent to others, what makes intelligent men. Someone they can be
us think we could be an exemption? proud to introduce to their friends,
We are perfectly aware that they but if you still haven’t noticed by
could be physical, still we challenge now, most of these intellectual men
ourselves hoping we could change are conceited and eccentric. They
them - weird huh? Maybe some can afford to embarrass you just to
women are really just dominating, we prove they are right. You’ll never
want to prove that we can tame the win an argument with them and so
wild ones - too bad for men, women you would always have to swallow
measure men’s love by how they sub- your pride because they can never be
mit and comply to their girlfriend’s sorry for their decisions. They would
ground rules and when things don’t always treat and make you feel like a
go as you have foreseen it, you decide dummy. You’d realize attitude is still
to call it quits because now you can’t much important than intelligence
stand staying with someone forever when you get fed up with such a man
as temperamental as he is.
who has very high regard for himself.
Our ideals at times can cloud our
3. The committed guy – There’s judgments. Truth is, sometimes it
a part of us women that really finds is us who lead ourselves where the
thrill in guilt feelings. We gotta admit broken heart goes. We choose to be
like that sometimes. And when you
feel you’ve had enough of these men
you would ask, “Why does God allow
me to bump into these morons?” It’s
simply because it’s what we want, it’s
what we think would make us happy.
God allows us to meet different
men in our lives so we could realize
that what we want is not what God
wants for us. The very person God
has planned for you is usually not
your type. He is not a rocker; he could
be mushy actually. He doesn’t speak
eloquently but he is very sensitive.
He is not as intellectual as how you
“God allows us to meet different men in
our lives so we could realize that what
we want is not what God wants for us.
The very person God has planned for
you is usually not your type.”
Pen Talks
want him to be but he is very polite.
He may not be a doctor or engineer
but he is hardworking. He may not be
rich but he loves you and you know he
would do anything to give you what
you need. You are not even physically attracted the first time you two
meet but you are the most beautiful
woman in his eyes. In short, he is the
exact opposite of what you have been
dreaming of, that’s why God doesn’t
introduce him yet to you because no
matter what HE does, you would still
insist meeting those morons because
he has given us free will.
Stop running through your list of
standards in finding The One. You’re
gonna end up with the opposite anyway. Instead of checking if the guy
you’re dating meets your qualifications, check if you are meeting the
standards of an ideal girlfriend first.
Bago ka maghanap ng boyfriend material, make sure you are girlfriend
material din muna ha ne?
I’m not saying here you lower your
standards but if you are still single,
maybe they need a revisit. What do
you pray for? Someone rich and goodlooking? Maybe it’s high time to elevate
your standards by praying for someone respectful and humble and loving.
Just saying.•
Josefa Gabriela Silang was born
On March 19, 1723, Josefa Gabriela Silang, the first
Filipino woman to lead a revolt during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines,
was born in Santa, Ilocos
Gabriela was the closest
adviser of her husband Diego
Silang, an Ilocano insurgent
who collaborated with the
British for the brief expulsion of the Spanish officials
from Vigan, Ilocos Sur during the British occupation.
After her husband was
assassinated on May 28,
1763 upon orders of the
Spanish authorities. Gabriella continued the revolt and
led her husband’s followers
in several victorious encounters against the Spaniards in
Santa and Vigan.
She launched guerrilla
attacks on the Spanish garrisons on the coastal towns.
Her unique policy of har-
assment was so successful
that the name “Generala”,
which was given to her by
the masses, struck terror to
the Spanish troops and to
Ilocanos who collaborated
with Spain.
However, she and her
troops were captured in Abra
on September 29, 1763 and
were subsequently hanged in
Vigan’s plaza, with Gabriela
being the last to die.
In honor of Gabriela
Silang as a heroine, Ilocos
Sur’s provincial hospital was
named Gabriela Silang General Hospital.
Also inspired by her heroism, a Filipino organization
advocating women’s issues
was founded in April 1984
and named GABRIELA, or
the General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership,
and Action.
Panyulung pamu
asanting isipan at kayap
a akit na deng antimo
babalak na kumandidatu keng daratang a banwa ing
maninap la para kng ikanono
ning balen. E tana pisasabyan
nung deng tatagal mangagaling
la. E tana isipan nung deti tutu
lang atin gelingan at kagiwan
keng pamanyuyu keng balen.
Ing isipan tana pa ing nung makananu la reting makiadwangan
Aleesus Manarang
para keng panyulung ning balen
at bangsa. At mula keti karin la
masubuk deng taung a reti nung tutu lang susuyu kekatamu. Metung a kawatasan keng aske a babasultu ing kidta
ku kanitang banwang 2009 ing kakung ampang kekatamu
ngan kabalen. Gunaman ta ya pu ing keyang kalamnan.
Basultu (balse):
Báyu pu ing sábla, keti yayábut ké
Ing máyap a pinándit a kákung bábyê
Ing laus a pamigálang kákung igálê
Kekatámu yang tánggapan pamipúgê
Neng Mal-a-ari (2009)
Ketang kamúmulan ning mátwang kabélwan
Dakâl na akagisíngang kapánwalan
Kán’ta pa man dakâl nang kasalpántayánan
Mamányanga karing sáblâng pilublúban
Déning Katólikû at ding Iglésya
Ding sámut-séktang protestánti’t dakâl pa
Manggá na karing Muslim ngeni na dáti na
Misasanmétung lûb, súyu kñg Íbpa ra
Kñg ádle ning kultúra tang pimámanan
Dakâl lang e súkat nu ta’man sulíngan
Múpin kélat la at éla pasayángnan
Ánti ‘la mong mangabáting ‘lang balíkan
Kalalangán, álit’ kalutûng “sans rivál”
Ánti ding kapangán, dúkit at tibábal
Pukpûk, pinándê pati gílis míkapagal
Misasanmétung lá’ng dapât migugusâl
Kñg askê ning kékatáng ekonomíya
Tiktákan nang pálak ing pamisúlung na
Ing dáting sakâb-kumúsad nang ítsura
Ding mísan pang mipíblasan pamanalágwa
Nû ka man balíkîd ngeni ‘salungsúngan
Kapanintúnang máyap ing paintungúlan
Pamiadwángang mányali’t mamuhúnan
Misasanmétung lang lálu kñg kabiáyan
Metung mung báge ing mítmû karinatan
Karing dáke ning pisasábyan káyapan
Managúmpeng lálu nung máyap pigáwan
Nung mapalis masalése pulítikang árapan
Etána mipanábit’ mipanákdak panê
Ilako naing áyling pilit’ e túne
Túklû kñg gabûn ampong balíkîd púgê
Misasanmétung pára kñg ikasalése
Marakâl nang kasakítang delánan
Miyáliwang panaun tá’ng petunáyan
Mákbung neyng mákbung, at kasalân neyng dásan
Managúmpe ta’ng panê dáne ning káyapan
Ibatíbat sinulâd ing bálang máyna
Ban mipapanúsig ding memaleng sáblâ
Késa kñg kadénang pákâ-tanikalâ
Mapándeng bákâl, kñg kaláwang masíra•
Philippine postage stamp bearing the likeness of Gabriela Silang.
Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 19, 2015
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for Mariveles Coal Plant
– The first unit of the Mariveles Coal Power Plant, which
has an installed capacity of
325.8 megawatts (MW), has
no restoration timeline yet
after it tripped and brought
brownouts to some of the
Manila Electric Company’s
(Meralco’s) customers on
According to the Department of Energy (DOE)
Electric Power Industry
Management Bureau Irma
Exconde, power plant operator GNPower, has no forecast of its return online yet.
”No timeline yet, when
it will be back online,” Exconde told PNA in a text
She revealed the water
level, to create steam, in-
side the boiler was above the
normal level. It caused the
power plant to trip Tuesday
which already reached a capacity of 290 MW.
On Monday, the coal
plant climbed to its highest
level of 180 MW, it further
climbed to 240 MW in the
afternoon, but had tripped
at 290 MW due to the boiler
Some of Meralco’s customers had experienced
brownouts Tuesday due to
the outage of the Mariveles
coal plant.
”The temporary power
interruption experienced in
some areas from 6:40 PM is
not due to supply deficiency.
Automatic Load Dropping
(ALD) or the unexpected
power interruption was ex-
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perienced due to tripping of
GN POWER 1,” Meralco said
on its twitter account.
The distribution company said power in the areas is
back to normal, after it was
restored four minutes later
at 6:44 p.m.
On Tuesday, Exconde told
reporters that no brownouts
will occur as long as there
will be no forced power
plant outages.
Last Friday, a day before
the Malampaya shutdown,
two units of Sual went on
shutdown and stopped supplying power to the Luzon
But, Sual Unit 2 was restored shortly by Friday
evening, while Sual Unit
1 returned early Saturday
morning. (PNA)•
2. Regardless
1. Hesitant
8. Cut3.a Summer
thirst quencher
13. Queen’s worker
4. Editors'
14. Owner
of a clumsy
16. Athena,
e.g. abbr.
5. Bibliog.
17. Popular facial hair
18. Friend
of Harvey thegrp.
6. Teachers'
19. Clever sayings
21. University officials
22. Formerly
8. Be lazy
23. Sister of Ares
9. SleepScandinavian
like ____rug
24. Handwoven
25. Licorice-flavored
10. Not so far
26. Incensed
27. Down
30. These,
to the French
12. Recluses
31. “Laughing” scavenger of Africa
13. Dug up weeds
33. Plunders
35. Nautical
15. Affirmatives
36. Ali, with “The”
20. Sibilant
40. “Love
___ you need”
42. Ballet move
22. orCompass
43. Price
phone follower
46. Raison
d’ ___
25. Not
completely shut
47. Pell follower
26. Wedding
48. Fictional
Maine townday
in many
Eur. country
50. Slips during recovery
29. General
52. Feline
of ads
53. Washed
away Def Leppard album with "Love
31. 1987
54. Exhaust outlet
56. Mexican
57. Collector
of Cezanne,
32. Like
some say
58. She played Endora on “Bewitched”
34. Frozen
59. Entered
again treat
35. Like a stadium
24. Handwoven Scandinavian rug
30. These, to the French
35. Nautical rope
36. Ali, with "The"
40. "Love ___ you need"
58. She played Endora on "Bewitched"
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31. "Laughing" scavenger of Africa
33. Plunders
39. No later than, briefly
59. Entered again
26. Incensed
27. Down
38. Top athlete
43. Price or phone
41. follower
Like the winter sky, often
20. Sibilant attention-getter
22. Compass pt. 46. Raison d' ___44. Land, as a plane
Cut a rug
45. Grumbled
25. Not completely shut
3. Summer thirst quencher
47. Pell follower 47. Early PC interface
26. Wedding day exchanges
catches worker
48. town
Singer Parton
abbr. of a clumsy cow 28. Eur. country 48. Fictional Maine
in many Stephen
49. Flemish river
29. General Robert
6. Teachers’ grp.
51. Dijon dad
31. 1987 Def LeppardKing
album stories
with “Love
52. Potholder alternative
Be lazy
50. Slips during recovery
Popular facial hair
55. “___ you sure?”
32. Like some sabbaticals
9. Sleep like ____
so far of Harvey the rabbit 34. Frozen treat 52. Feline of ads
35. Like a stadium 53. Washed away
11. Waterfall
19. Clever sayings
37. Fencing blade
12. Recluses
54. Exhaust outlet
38. Top athlete
up weeds officials
39. No later than, briefly
15. Affirmatives
56. Mexican moolah
22. Formerly formerly
57. Collector of Cezanne, say
23. Sister of Ares
25. Licorice-flavored liqueur
37. Fencing blade
42. Ballet move
41. Like the winter sky, often
44. Land, as a plane
45. Grumbled
47. Early PC interface
48. Singer Parton
49. Flemish river
51. Dijon dad
52. Potholder alternative
55. "___ you sure?"
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AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)
You will enjoy a successful day at work. All sorts of opportunities are within reach. Higher-ups, supervisors and
co-workers want to see you succeed–anything you ask of them will be granted. This is a good day for making
decisions, carrying out plans and communicating to others just where you stand. Make sure the dialogue goes
both ways, however. Others have good ideas, too, particularly if you stick to the main subjects and do not become
hung up on trivialities. Relationship with a spouse is on solid ground. Expressing affection or appreciation should
come easily at this time and can do positive things for your disposition. You are feeling inner peace and smooth
sailing regarding your relationships. This is a great time to count your blessings.
ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19)
Take care not to push your viewpoint in a work-related situation. Watch for changes or steps that you can do to
get ahead. Today brings new inspirations. Agreements with others are reached as you give the opposition time
to think through the options you give them. Basic needs and issues must be met this afternoon. Regular checks
around the home front will help keep things in running order. It is time to tend to some important matters now–
whether you hire someone or do the work yourself. You could take turns with a friend to check or help with each
other’s repair jobs. This evening begins a rather agreeable period. There are smooth relationships with friends and
loved ones and travel together may be a consideration this spring.
Companionship with others is most rewarding at this time–you should take every opportunity to be with
friends. A luncheon would be a fine way to become reconnected. Find ways in which to merge your spiritual
life into every other aspect of your life. This will give you encouragement and turn your intuitive eye toward
the beneficial. Plan before you act and create clear, defined objectives; you will find success in many areas of
your life. Your disappointments are minimized through the avoidance of self-analyzing and an acceptance of
yourself. This is a good time to learn about meditation or to spend a little time to prepare a place for regular
meditation times. You will find a positive result in lowering the blood pressure and renew your energy.
Communicating and getting your message across to others is at a high. Your timing should be perfect and
those around you should find you full of energy. You may be sought after for your advice and counsel regarding
some professional or financial issues. Your psychic abilities are high and not one person would dare try to fool
you today. Keep up with your physical exercise–an afternoon walk will help you make the transition between
work and home. You will want to build your stamina and get in shape for the good things that are ahead for
you this spring. Don’t be too surprised when unexpected friends drop over this afternoon. This may be the
boost you need–they bring good news. Your love relationship is in great shape now.
You intuitively know that things are looking upward! You are entering a phase of emotional directness and
impulsiveness–one marked by powerful feelings. Do not expect to complete a multitude of jobs or you will
totally slow yourself down–you are independent and ardent. You will be satisfied as you accomplish your
goals. Creative and pleasurable interests are high. Get serious about travel plans and include your loved one in
your future plans. Spontaneity is the special word for today. You and a friend talk of investments. Your fertile
mind will be picking up new concepts and inspirations. Another person’s ideas are captivating. Think about
investing in the fields of child care, restaurants, home decorating and furnishings, hotels, etc.
LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)
Your attitude toward good health will make a big difference in how you feel physically. A strong intention to
change things may be met with opposition–do not push, you will find a compromise. You are entering a phase of
emotional directness and impulsiveness–an aspect marked by powerful feelings. However, the energies will be
working in your favor if you pace yourself and take plenty of time to think through your argument or methods of
persuasion. Your taste in art is heightened. Perhaps this is a good time to select furnishings, paintings, colors, etc.
You may also prefer to just sit back and enjoy what you have–to live life. Young people and a special loved one will
be plotting to show their appreciation of your generosity.
LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)
Your sense of humor is pretty apparent today and if you are in a position to work in teams, you may find your
co-workers fussing over who gets to be with you! Over the duration of the day, something will capture your
attention and keep you amused. You may take a sudden interest in intellectual games such as trivia or quizzes.
Later today you could take your skill to the winner’s line and win a little money. Support is there when you
need it. You must realize that friends and relatives rely on you as much as you depend on them. This is a time
when you can expect some sort of extra support or recognition from those around you. You seek philosophical
truths. You must gradually let go of inhibitions and increase your trust in loved ones.
PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
You may not be able to lose yourself in your imaginings. Your home or family may demand much of your time
today. Quit procrastinating–you know that the needs of these people are important to you. They depend on your
intelligent mind and strength to see them through difficult problems. Your creative thinking is fluid and regardless of how busy you are–your ideas benefit everyone. You are determined to achieve whatever is set before you
now. This, however, can leave you exhausted toward the evening. Take some time to enjoy your loved ones in a
relaxed atmosphere. Involve yourself in something that the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy a romantic time with
your loved one later tonight.
Keep to your usual routine and try not to take on anything too difficult just now. Refrain from forcing issues in
business–especially with an authority figure. A business hunch of yours is right but it may take time to develop.
You will receive good news about a financial or property matter today. You may receive a gift or a favor from a
close tie. Unexpected news could lead to a change in some of your appointments. Artistic and spiritual inspiration
comes easily at this time–write down your ideas so that they are not forgotten or set them aside. Later today you
might run some of those ideas by a loved one or good friend. Good friends enjoy an afternoon visit with you and
your family. A sense of support and harmony makes this a happy time.
SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)
It should be easy for you to push forward, just now, in any project that is before you. Things may seem almost
magical in the eventual outcome. It is a great time for getting your ideas across to others. Meetings, lectures
and round table discussions are successful and productive. Later today you may have an interest in some tourist attraction. Perhaps you have news that friends or relatives will be visiting soon. You will be making plans
for this visit and a cycle of nostalgia and domesticity begins. You enjoy the feeling of belonging and contributing to the happiness of others. Family, home, relatives and real estate play a big part in your life. If you are by
yourself this evening, put on some music. Your home is your safe haven–make it enjoyable.
Someone may try to sell you something fantastic today. You may decide that now is the best time to start
asking questions that will give you a good idea of quality, quantity and any guarantees. You may be able to
save a few dollars. Watch your driving so as not to exceed the speed limit. You may have to help put an end to
a dispute this afternoon–take a little time to think through your answer. Loved ones may be puzzling today.
This is one of those days where it may be best to leave well enough alone. You may have some difficulty speaking or getting your ideas across to others. However, you could gain some insights into future events for this
spring. Plan to add to your flower garden with a few vegetables, fruits or a flowering tree.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22)
Today you may be called upon to do a job that might be a little out of the ordinary. There are good energies
for most anything you want to become involved with just now. You have good eye-hand coordination and a
sustained effort will make almost any task run well. This afternoon you spend time in research–finding answers to long-term quandaries in the workplace. It is hard to satisfy your curiosity. The knowledge you seek is
well hidden. You leave no stone unturned to get at the answers you will eventually obtain. Take time to enjoy
the results of your labor. A friend has your attention later today. You may want to lend a helping hand. Finding
new ways to make your dreams come true is essential. Some alterations will actually improve your life now.
MARCH 19, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
zero crime ... from Page 1
According to the Governor, lives
are often at stake if crimes, as well
as the proliferation of illegal drugs,
are not curbed.
She made this call during a
conference of the Provincial Peace
and Order Council at the Benigno
Aquino Hall, Capitol.
The Governor told those in at-
BRAINWAVES... from Page 4
tendance that the provincial government’s task is to safeguard Kapampangans.
“Ang gusto natin ay wala ng
drugs at wala ng patayan. Ang mga
naliligaw ng landas, kailangan
magbalik loob sa gobyerno,” she
She also urged mayors to be re-
sourceful and prioritize the maintenance of peace and order in their
respective towns and cities.
“Ang ating layunin ay katahimikan at kaayusan sa probinsiya at
mga Kapampangan na nagkakaisa
at nagmamahalan na makakamit
sa tulong-tulong nating paggalaw,”
she added.•
construct and renovate municipal
police stations that are not conducive to law enforcers.
“Maghanap lang kayo ng lupa
kami ng bahala sa building. ‘Yung
mga malalayo sa bayan, ‘yun ang
pagtayuan niyo ng substations,” the
governor said.
The governor also urged the
mayors to support their law enforcers and provide the logistical support that they need.
She also tasked the local chief
executives to pressure barangay
kagawads to always make themselves available and cooperate with
the law enforcers.
The conference was attended
by Vice Governor Pineda, Board
Member Rosve Henson, Department of Interior and Local Government provincial director Myrvie
Fabia, mayors of the municipalities
and cities of the province, representatives from the Department of
Justice, Department of Trade and
Industry, Department of Agrarian
Reform, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of
Fire Protection, Philippine Army,
Philippine National Police, provincial heads and other concerned
headed by the barangay’s local officials, which aims to unite Tabun’s
community and the people who
come from different religious sects
and backgrounds.
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper
and the Bisita Iglesia: Veneration
of the Blessed Sacrament are set to
happen on April 2 at the Holy Rosary Parish Church.
Jesus’ sacrifices and martyrdom will again be remembered as
Lourdes Northwest Barangay Council and Jason Pabalan’s Uyat Artista
stage a two-part theatrical re-enactment of the Last Supper and the
Crucifixion of Christ with “Siete Palabras” (The Seven Last Words) on
April 2nd and 3rd.
Angeleños are set to pay homage
to the Holy Cross where Jesus was
crucified through the solemn Veneration of the Cross and the Good
Friday Procession on April 3 at the
Holy Rosary Parish Church.
Culminating the city’s week-long
Lenten observance is HRPC’s Easter Vigil, Easter Procession and the
traditional “Salubong” which celebrates Christ’s resurrection and His
symbolic reunion with the Blessed
Virgin Mary.
The pre-dawn procession is slated to happen on April 4 from 8pm to
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan
stressed the need to keep these religious observances amidst the city’s
growth and modernization.
“This is yet another opportunity
for our citizens to preserve and promote our intangible heritage and
that is by safeguarding our traditions and religious practices,” Pamintuan said.
“Let us reflect and keep the real
essence of this season deep in our
hearts,” the mayor added.•
peace and order... from Page 1
Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Recomono Jr.,
director of the Pampanga PPO, assured the governor that the peace
and order in the province is manageable and attributed the increase
to the new parameters given by the
Philippine National Police (PNP) in
computing crime volume.
Recomono added that the data
proves the increase of police interventions in every municipality for
the first quarter of the year.
Vice Governor Delta Pineda,
meanwhile, asked the PNP to provide a report which details crime
Governor Pineda also vowed to
lenten season.. from Page 1
on March 30 to April 4 at MarQuee
Park under the artistic direction of
Peter de Vera.
A holy week recollection with a
theme “Thinking of the Poor, Feeling for the Poor and Caring for the
Poor” will be spearheaded by the
Holy Rosary Parish Church (HRPC)
on March 30 to April 1.
The recollection-cum-sharing
will feature key speakers including Fr. Rocky Evangelista of Tuloy
Foundation, Peter de Vera of BaleBalayan Museum for the Poor, and
veteran journalist Kara David with
her advocacy ”Project Malasakit”.
On April 1st, the HRPC will do
“Dalan ning Krus” (Stations of the
Cross) at 4pm. The same day in the
afternoon, Barangay Tabun’s annual community-wide fellowship
through “Apunan ning Pamisanmetung” will take place at 7pm. This
event is a symbolic get-together
delinquent car dealers.. from Page 2
dardization Program, which will phase out the nine (9)
existing designs currently in use, over the next two (2)
years. They sport a sleek black-on-white design, which
improves visibility and can be seen from different angles. The new plates contain various security features
such as tamper-resistant locks, reflective sheeting ma-
terial, and a “third-plate” sticker.
These third-plate stickers replace the windshield
stickers currently issued as proof of annual registration. Similarly, registration stickers attached to license
plates will no longer be issued for new license plates.
safety certificates.. from Page 3
prising operations and human resource managers from various firms
in different industries operating in
the province.
Also present during the awarding
are the 36 LGU and school-based
Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers all over the
province leaded by PESO Provincial
and market wherein based on a study, the projected
growth in the country will be focused on low-skill
employment. Secondly, there will also be fewer new
jobs for women, possibly in sectors that are vulnerable and informal leading to greater inequalities. Another possible consequence of the ASEAN integration
will also affect professionals as other Asian workers
will be welcomed to work into our country.
Knowing that the Philippines is still one of the remaining three countries in the world which only has
10 years for basic education, the impact will indeed
be very appalling for our professionals and graduates. Imagine the worst-case scenario wherein our
graduates will have a hard time competing with other
nationalities for jobs in our own country as the competency level and skills of our graduates is far behind
those from other countries which have at least 12
years of basic education.
This is, personally speaking, the biggest concern
that the K-12 Program seeks to address. On the full
implementation of the program in 2016 by virtue of
RA 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of
2013, each Filipino is expected to have skills in Information Technology, Learning and Innovation, Communication, and Life Skills and will be able to go to
school, start their own businesses or be employed.
I think it’s high time that people rooting for the
suspension of the K-12 Program need to realize this
reality because otherwise, it will be too late for all of
us to say there is still hope in our country.•
SAF 44 WIDOW... from Page 8
groups, [who] murdered and robbed the Philippine
National Police SAF.”
“Yung investigating bodies po yung BOI (Board of
Inquiry) and yung Senate committee report sapat na
po yun para mapatunayan kung sino po talaga yung…
nagkasala. Whether MILF, BIFF at yung mga private
armed group na iyan, isuko na po lahat,” Raechelle
said citing the BOI and Senate Committee Report.
Sumbilla also confirmed that they (widows) still
don’t get all the benefits promised by the government
but so far it is “okay for her.” She added that she more
focused in finding justice for their husbands than the
benefits that they will get.
Meanwhile, PO3 Sumbilla’s widow said she will
name their baby “Jaden”. She is due to give birth next
PHLPOST... from Page 8
ma and Theater (1961), and the Rockefeller Foundation
Grant to travel to 98 cities abroad (1950, 1952, 1962, and
The Montano Stamps is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P10.00 and
about 65,000 pieces were printed by Amstar Company,
Inc. The stamp measures 40mm x 30mm and was laid
out by PHLPost in-house artist, Victorino Serevo and
Ryann Arengo of NCCA.
The stamps are now available at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Main Central Post Office,
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VOLUME III • NO. 188 • MARCH 19, 2015 • THURSDAY
CL village chiefs oriented on Manila Bay rehab efforts
CABANATUAN CITY -- Member-agencies belonging to the Information, Education, and Communication group of the Manila
Bay Rehabilitation Project held a
series of forums that seeks to educate and tap barangay captains
in Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija,
Pampanga, and Tarlac to be part of
the crusade.
“The Supreme Court Decision
of December 18, 2003 ordered for
the immediate rehabilitation and
cleanup of Manila Bay to restore
its waters to Class SB, which is fit
for swimming, skin diving, and
other forms of contact recreation.
To achieve this, the awareness, acceptance, and cooperation of the
communities along the Pampanga
River of the implemented rehabilitation projects for Manila Bay
is necessary. Since the barangays
are in the middle of everything,
their support and participation
in these projects is important,”
Philippine Information Agency
Regional Director and group
Vice-Chair William Beltran said.
Discussions are centered on four
key areas: solid waste management, liquid waste management,
relocation of informal settlers, and
habitat relocation.
Speakers include representatives from Department of Environment and Natural Resources,
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic
Resources, Department of Public
Works and Highways, and Department of Interior and Local Government.
Maimpis village, which is a Hall
of Famer in the Search for Model
BIR Bataan
kicks off
2015 tax
SAF 44 widow wants
justice, apology
By Mhike R. Cigaral
By Butch Gunio
BALANGA CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
Bataan Revenue District Office
20 has kicked off its 2015 tax
campaign at T. Del Rosario College covered court to increase
tax collection in the province.
In the morning a motorcade
was held around the province.
Tarpaulins bearing BIR’s theme
were posted in many establishments.
This year’s tax campaign carries the theme “Angat Pa Pinas!
Do Your Share Pay your Taxes
Bataan Revenue District Officer Rey Roberto Manalili led the
tax campaign kickoff. OIC BIR
Regional Director Conrad Lee
served as main speaker.
The two BIR officials urged
that taxpaying public to do their
share in nation building by paying taxes promptly and correctly.
They reminded that the deadline for the paying of taxes is on
April 15. They added that paying
taxes is as simple as register, file,
and pay.
Mark Castro who represented
Gov. Albert Garcia in the activity, pointed out that there are
two things people cannot escape:
death and tax.
He said the governor fully support BIR Bataan in its thrust to
efficiently collect taxes. Manalili
has expressed optimism in the
collection of tax in the province
for the year 2015.
The BIR Bataan office was
physically improved for better
service to the taxpaying public.
E-BIR form is also already being
Gemo Espinosa, BIR Bataan
administrative officer, was in
charge in the preparation of the
tax campaign kickoff ceremony.•
Communities on Ecological Solid
Waste Management of the City of
San Fernando, is likewise sharing
its best practices.
Among the sites that have been
visited so far include Candaba and
San Luis in Pampanga and Cabiao
in Nueva Ecija.
To be visited soon are Sasmuan
in Pampanga, Balanga City in
Bataan, and Concepcion in Tarlac.•
MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT. In line with the ‘manpower development’ in Tarlac,
the provincial government, under its Training and Placement Network Program (TPNP), conducted a two-day bread and pastry baking training, participated in by hundreds of Tarlaqueños. This
is only one among the community-based trainings and workshops offered by the TPNP in Tarlac.
PHLPost launches Montano commemorative stamps
MANILA - The Philippine Postal
Corporation (PHLPost) recently
launched the commemorative stamps
featuring the Birth Centenary (19152015) of Dr. Severino Montano, National Artist for Theater, held at the
National Commission for Culture and
the Arts (NCCA) in Intramuros, Manila.
Assistant Postmaster General
Luis Carlos along with Felipe M. de
Leon, Jr., NCCA Chairman presented
the commemorative stamps frame to
Pedro Montano Ruenduen, Jr., neph-
ew of Dr. Montano, who represented
the family of the late National Artist.
“The Philippine Postal Corporation
pays tribute to National Artist Dr.
Severino Montano and his contribution to the preservation and promotion of the arts as he joined other National Artist in the country who have
been immortalized in stamps”, Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
Montano, a Yale University, Master
of Fine Arts graduate, is credited for
professionalizing the theater industry
in the Philippines with Arena The-
ater, which he funded with his own
money and established while dean at
Philippine Normal College.
Before he died in 1980, he played
mentor to theater luminaries like
Rolando S. Tinio, Emmanuel Borlaza, Joonee Gamboa, and Behn Cervantes. He was a playwright, director
and actor.
Among his awards and recognitions are the Patnubay ng Kalinangan
Award from the City of Manila (1968),
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MORONG, BATAAN - “(Dapat) mag apologize
po siya (President Aquino). Kasi dalawa na po
yung results ng investigation. Malinaw po sa report na pinabayaan po talaga yung SAF 44 during
the encounter.”
These were the words of elementary school
teacher and widow of one of the victims of the
“Fallen 44” when asked by the media what her
message is to President Benigno S. Aquino III.
“Sa simula pa lang magkakasama na sila (the
President, Gen. Purisima and the SAF officials)
planning, preparation hanggang
communication. So bakit po
nagkaganon?,” she
based on the way
she understands
the reports, that
the Mamasapano
incident was not
an encounter but a
Raechelle Sumbilla, 26, just got
married to PO3 John Lloyd Sumbilla on December 2014, one of the 44 PNP-Special Action Force
commandos who was killed in the Mamasapano,
Maguindanao siege last January 25 of this year.
She was six months pregnant with a baby girl
when her husband was killed.
During a rare five-minute media interview,
Raechelle said she immediately went back to her
job as a teacher at the Morong Elementary School
on the third week of February after the cremation
of her husband.
“So far nakaka move on na po. At least ngayon
may linaw na sa amin ang imbestigasyon hindi
tulad noon nangangapa kami sa dilim,” Raechelle
When asked about her reaction and thoughts on
her husband’s superiors particularly sacked SAF
chief Chief Supt. Getulio Napenas and retired PNP
Chief Alan Purisima, she said: “Yung kay Napenas
ok lang naman po at least umamin siya ng pagkukulang niya. Yung kay Purisima nakakasama ng
loob hanggang ngayon tinatanggi niya na involved
siya sa operation.”
Last Tuesday, Senator Grace Poe said the joint
inquiry by three Senate committees has found
President Benigno Aquino III “ultimately responsible” for the death of 44 Special Action Force
(SAF) commandos in the January 25 Mamasapano
In the seven-page executive summary released
to the media, Poe said that the President must bear
the responsibility for giving assent to and failing to
prevent the unlawful exercise of official functions
by a suspended Philippine National Police (PNP)
chief, Director-General Alan Purisima, in connection with Oplan Exodus. The report also said Purisima may face usurpation of authority charges;
and indirect contempt by the Ombudsman.
Some of the highlights of the tri-committee report include the recommendation to file murder,
frustrated murder and robbery against those individuals who killed and robbed the SAF, that is,
“concerned members of MILF, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and other armed
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