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VOLUME 7 NUMBER 146WED - SAT
JULY 16 - 19, 2014
PAGE 6 PLEASE
BY ASHLEY MANABAT
ANGELES CITY – “As government shows it has the least intention to develop
Clark (as premier international gateway), Kapampangans should be allowed to do it and look for investors themselves.”
PGKM on developing CIA: ‘Let Kapampangans do it’
Thus proposed the advocacy group Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement in the wake of a call by business tycoon Man-uel V. Pangilinan for Pampanga to “assert its rights” over the future of the Clark International
Airport.Pangilinan made the
call Monday at the busi-ness forum held in cele-bration of his 68th birth-day at the Holiday Inn Resort-Clark.
In the same forum,
HANDS ON. Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan supervises clearing drainage canals of garbage to avoid fl ooding at the height of Typhoon Glenda’s onslaught in the city.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ARNEL DE JESUS
BY DING CERVANTES
CITY OF SAN FER-NANDO - Central Luzon braced to the hilt, but ty-phoon Glenda turned out to be less than feared.
Still, the number of
Glenda fatalities rise to 4 in CLDams remain below spilling level
fatalities rose as reports came in yesterday from various provinces in the region.
Bulacan Gov. Wil-helmino Sy-Alvarado lauded the preparations of various government
agencies in Central Lu-zon in the face of the typhoon, but noted that Glenda was not as fear-ful as other recent ty-phoons that had caused severe damages in the region. Alvarado recent-
ly assumed his post as chairman of Central Lu-zon’s Regional Develop-ment Council.
The Offi ce of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Philippine Information Agency ((PIA) identifi ed the fatalities as Reynal-
PAGE 7 PLEASE
CLARK FREEPORT – A transition team is now working for a smooth transition of the manage-ment of the Pampanga Electric Cooperative II (Pelco II) to ComsTech and its technical partner, the Manila Electric Com-pany (Meralco), within the month.
Formal takeover of Pelco II set
According to Rene Acuña, head of Meral-co’s network asset man-agement who is also in charge of distribution projects outside the tra-ditional Meralco fran-chise, their formal opera-tions will start before the end of the month.
PAGE 6 PLEASE
MOA. Kapampangan Development Foundation Chair Manny V. Pangilinan and Mekeni Food Corp. President Prudencio S. Garcia sign the Memorandum of Agreement for a backyard pig raising project to help boost the livelihood of poor Kapampangans. Witnessing the signing are Sec. Francis Pangilinan and KDF President Benigno Ricafort along with Porac Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz, Evelyn Del Rosario of PLDT Community Relations and Mon Isberto of PLDT Media Group. The MOA signing coincided with the birthday celebration of the business tycoon in Pampanga on Monday, July 14, 2014. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
BY DINO BALABO
MALOLOS CITY—About 3,000 individuals were evacuated in Bulacan while 80 families were left homeless, and two persons were injured during Wednesday’s on-slaught of Typhoon Glen-da.
Partial reports from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Manage-ment Offi ce (PDRRMO) showed this bleak pic-
80 families in Bulacan homeless
ture yesterday as local government units along with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) started updating records.
Based on records from the PDRRMO just before noon time yester-day, a total of 649 fami-lies or 2,847 individuals were evacuated from 28 villages in 10 towns and cities of the province on Wednesday.
At least 80 percent of PAGE 7 PLEASE
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Angeles Councilor Edu Pamintuan joins SM City Clark Mall Manager Ana Datu in distributing books to children. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANGELES CIO
SINCE 1967, Interna-tional Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrat-ed every April 2nd in time for the birthday of the world-famous Dan-ish author of well-loved fairy tales and poems, Hans Christian Anders-en. Said festivity is held yearly to inspire love of reading and to call atten-tion to children’s books.
Locally, we celebrate National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) on the 3rd Tuesday of July, in com-memoration of the publi-cation of Dr. Jose Rizal’s “Ang Pagong at ang Matsing” (The Turtle and the Monkey) at the Trub-ner’s Oriental Record in London.
The SM Supermalls’ Corporate Social Re-sponsibility program, SM Cares, through the SM Committee on Youth and Children’s Welfare, recently celebrated Chil-dren’s Book Day on July
Reading is more fun in SM Pampanga...15, with a simultane-ous storytelling across 49 SM malls nationwide and 5 SM mall in China.
In SM City Pampan-ga, a much enjoyed an-imated storytelling from performers of the Acad-emy of Performing Arts Leonilyn Sarmiento read the story “Askal Inside” and “Pyesta sa Hardin ni Lola Benita” and another story from Carlo Catu ti-tled “Halimaw”. Elemen-tary students from San Lorenzo Ruiz Center of Studies and Schools ac-tively joined the interac-tion during and after the storytelling while special participation from Ange-les City SPED students with visual impairments showed their passion for reading through Brailles. Inspirational words from special guests Honor-able Noel Tulabut, Chair-man on Education of the City of San Fernando and Provincial Librarian
Bessie Macabali shared their love for reading to inspire the youngsters.
“With more than 3 million customers going to our malls daily, and approximately half be-ing children, we have put it upon ourselves to make our malls not just child-friendly, but more importantly, a venue for a kid’s growth and learn-ing”, said Anna Liza Ca-rino, Asst. Mall Manag-er of SM City Pampan-ga. “SM is now beyond shopping, entertain-ment, and leisure. It is now about taking affi r-mative action in our so-cial responsibilities. It is about taking initiatives, to be instrumental in car-ing for children, the best way we can”, she add-ed.
Together with part-ners from the Depart-ment of Education (DepEd), Vibal Publish-ing, SM Cares, a division
Kuya Carlo animatedly tells story to the kids.
Former Little Ms. Philippines of Eat Bulaga Dindin Llanera reads a short story at SM City Olongapo. PHOTO COURTESY OF PR-SMOL
of SM Foundation and SM Foundation INC., the National Children Book Reading hopes to cultivate a love for read-ing and inspire kids into reading early to further boost a child’s develop-
ment. This shall be high-lighted by a turnover of more than 50,000 brand new books to different public schools nation-wide.
Primary objective of SM Cares is for kids to
have fun in learning that would reinforce a child’s rich and colorful imagi-nation, instill proper val-ues, and encourage chil-dren to explore and learn about other cultures.
...in SM Clark and SM Olongapo too
SOCIAL MEDIA users laud-ed the city government here for being “alert” and “ready” amidst the heavy rains caused by Typhoon Glenda.
This is after Mayor Ed-win Santiago’s instruction to activate San Fernando Inci-dent Command System under the city’s disaster risk reduc-tion and management offi ce on Tuesday, a day before the storm made its landfall in the
Netizens laud CSF for disaster preparednessPhilippine Area Responsibility.
“We established an emer-gency operations center at Heroes Hall where all perti-nent information are dissem-inated through the internet, media outfi ts, academic insti-tutions, PNP, BFP, among oth-ers” said Santiago.
With this, the offi cial face-book page of the city [www.facebook.com/CSFP.CIO] was trooped not only by netizens
but by the academe sector for updates especially about class suspensions.
“You did a good job which made me more proud of my being a Fernandino” said by Fer Santos External, Affairs and Media Director University of the Assumption.
Netizens were also thank-ful for the “hourly updates” made by the city.
“Kudos to the Mayor and
the CDRRMC” posted by Fredl Azares.
“Dakal a salamat king saup yu kapamilatan na ning pamagbalita yu kng malal-yari ngening panaun na ning bagyu” commented by Lisa Vega Lacap .
One social media user also tried to tamper a post by re-placing the date of announce-ment to cause confusion.
However, netizens them-
selves bashed the misleading information.
Lenlen Dizon Toledo said “sana po yung mga walang magawa wag ng magpost ng mga fake na announce-ments...hindi po makakatu-long sa mga students yan.”
Sa mga panahong ganito hindi nakakatuwa yang mga ganyang biro...pls lng.”
Moreover, Jhen Kabigting pleaded “sna wag mag post ng fake na inedit n bulletin ng hnd nali2to mga tao.”
Meanwhile, city civil de-fense offi cer Raymond Del Ro-sario reported that “San Fer-nando, as of this moment, is fl ood free.” He said that despite of the public storm warning sig-nal number 3 experienced by the province, the city’s major thoroughfare remained pass-able and that no pre-emptive evacuations were made.
“Our preparations for this past months paid off” said Del Rosario explaining that the city government as early as Janu-ary of this year has conduct-ed series of fl ood mitigation projects and awareness cam-paigns on disaster prepared-ness. –CSFP-CIO
SAN FELIPE, Zambales ---Ipinagdiwang ng Depart-ment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), municipal at barangay offi -cials ang Arbor Day kasabay ng launching ng San Felipe Green Factory.
Ito y may temang: “Plant, Take Care and Preserve a Tree-Today and Everybody!”
Ayon kay San Felipe Mayor Caroline Farinas, nauna nang sinimulan sa pagtatanin ng punong kahoy
Arbor Day ipinagdiwang sa Zambalesbilang “pilot project” ang mga barangay ng Rosete, Cassa-va, Maloma, Malunggay, Man-glicmot at iba pang barangay.
Tinanghal naman bilang Best Sanitation Practice ang Barangay Maloma, Casava at iba pang barangay ang siyang nauna nang nagtanim ng mga puno.
Dugtong pa ng alkalde na sa papamagitan ng paglulun-sad ng Green Factory mahi-hikayat ang mga kabarangay na magtanim sa mga bakuran
at maitanim sa isip at puso ang kahalagahan ng pagtatanim hindi lang sa kapaligiran kundi sa sari-sariling mga bakuran.
Sinabi naman ni CENRO Marife Castillo na ang pag-tatanim ng puno ay bahagi ng Greening Program ng Pan-gulong Aquino na makapag-tanim ng 1.5 million puno bago matapos ang 2015.
Pinasalamatan din ni Cas-tillo, ang mga estudyante, PNP, local government units at mga barangay volunteers
na nakiisa sa pagtatanim ng may 2,600 seedlings ng tal-isay, acacia auri, agoho sa may limang ektaryang lupain malapt sa baybayin ng Ba-rangay Sto. Nino, San Fe-lipe, Zambales.
Kaugnay nito aabot naman sa 1,500 mahogany at ipil-ipil ang itinanim sa gi-lid kalsada sa Barangay Ra-banes, San Rafael, Sta Fe pawang sa bayan ng San Marcelino, Zambales.
–Johnny R. Reblando
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BY DINO BALABO
MALOLOS CITY—Wa-ter elevation at the An-gat Dam climbed by 3.84 meters, along with other dams in Luzon. due to heavy rainfall as Typhoon Glenda pum-melled Central Luzon Wednesday.
This, even as the Na-tional Power Corpora-tion (Napocor) said it will still pursue the second phase of cloud seeding operations as water el-evation at the dam re-mained below the critical 180 meters.
Records obtained by Punto! from Napocor showed the water eleva-tion at the dam climbed to 166.58 meters above sea level (masl) at 6 a.m. yesterday, from 162.74 masl at 6 a.m Wednes-day.
This means that wa-ter elevation at the dam climbed by 3.84 masl in the last 24 hours.
Gladys Sta. Rita, president of Napocor, at-tributed the sudden rise in water elevation at the dam to the heavy rain-fall brought by Typhoon Glenda on Wednesday.
Glenda raises water levels in Luzon dams
But the cloud seed-ing planned before Glen-da would push through as the water elevation at the dam remained below critical level.
“We are coordinating closely with PAGASA. Last week, they already approved it,” Sta. Rita said referring to planned cloud seeding.
Water level at the dam started dropping in December due to lack of rainfall. This led con-cessionaires of the Met-ropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to sponsor cloud seeding opera-tions last May.
Other major dams in Luzon also experience slight increase in water level except San Roque Dam.
Records from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomi-cal Services Administra-tion (PAGASA) showed that water elevation at the Ambuklao Dam climbed to 741.20 masl yesterday from 740.22 masl on Wednesday.
Binga Dam water level climbed to 568.49 masl from 567.70 masl;
Pantabangan Dam climbed to 177.44 masl from 176.81 masl, while Magat Dam climbed to 160.95 masl from 160.48 masl.
In Pangasinan, San Roque Dam water level dropped to 233.84 masl yesterday from Wednes-day’s 234.40 masl.
Water level at the National Irrigation Ad-ministration (NIA)-oper-ated Bustos Dam also climbed due to rainfall brought by Glenda.
Liz Mungcal, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Manage-ment Offi ce (PDRRMO) said that water level at Bustos Dam climbed to 17.35 masl yester-day from Wednesday’s 16.44 masl.
As an afterbay reg-ulator dam of the giant Angat Dam, Bustos Dam is dependent on water release from the Angat Dam and infl ow from Bayabas River from the mountain town of Donya Remedios Trinidad.
Mungcal said that Angat Dam has not re-leased water as it re-mained below critical level.
BY ERNIE ESCONDE
ABUCAY, Bataan- There was very strong wind but light rains when tropical storm Glenda passed Bataan Wednesday morning.
The strong wind did not produce the feared storm surge but caused seawater to overfl ow and fl ooded low-lying villages and even portions of the MacArthur Highway in Samal and Abucay towns.
Affected residents of Barangay Wawa, Abu-cay said the strong wind produced big waves but only in the sea.
Seawater, not rain, fl oods Bataan areasAntonio Izon, 68, said
about 30 houses made of bamboo in Sitio Pulo, Wawa were destroyed by big, strong waves but the seawater was no lon-ger turbulent after cross-ing mangroves.
“Bandang alas-9 ng umaga nang biglang tu-maas ang tubig sa dagat at lumaki ang mga alon na sumira sa aming ba-hay,” said Marlon Hulle-ra, 32.
Jocela Sulit, 77, said the water rose waist-deep so they decided to evacuate to the Abucay church.
Ofelia Andres, munic-
ipal social welfare and development offi cer, said more than 1,000 persons from 168 families coming
from Barangay Wawa sought temporary shelter in the church where they were given rations of
rice, canned goods and noodles.
“Kanya-kanya silang punta sa simbahan dahil
sobra raw laki ng tubig at natakot sila sa balitang storm surge,” the social welfare offi cer said.
BALANGA City- Initial re-port released Wednes-day by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduc-tion Management Offi ce showed 36,145 individ-uals from 9,351 families were affected by tropical storm Glenda.
Tess Senora, PDRR-MO OIC, said that out of those affected, 6,574 families or 11,061 indi-viduals were served by the provincial and mu-nicipal social welfare and development offi ces in evacuation centers.
They came from 61 out of 236 barangays in 11 towns and one city in the province. Most of those who voluntari-
Typhoon affects 36,000ly evacuated were from seaside villages where the waves became tur-bulent and overfl owed on low-lying areas and even highways.
Electricity was back in most parts of the prov-ince at 7 p.m. Wednes-day after almost 12 hours of power blackout.
The Peninsula Elec-tric Cooperative and the National Grid Corpora-tion of the Philippines rushed works to restore power.
Many big trees fell along the national roads but barangay offi cials were quick in responding to avoid delay in travel.
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As stupid as it gets“A VERY stupid argument.”
That, in the learned judgment of business mogul Manny V. Pangilinan, is the government’s contention that the distance between Clark and the country’s business center makes the single deterrent, aye, the very damnation, to the Clark International Airport from being the Philippines’ premier international gateway.
Clark took center stage at Monday’s business forum hosted by the Kapampangan Development Foundation in celebration of MVP’s 68th birthday at Holiday Inn Resort Clark.
Clark is “too far” from Metro Manila. Yes, we have heard that from just about everyone the advocacy group Pinoy Gumising Ka Movement has dossiered as “conspiring to sabotage the full development of Clark” from Mar Roxas, in his position as transportation secretary, to his successor Joseph Emilio Abaya, from San Miguel Corp. and Philippine Airlines’ Ramon Ang to President BS Aquino III himself.
Aye, President BS has invoked that too-far argument all too often, as a matter of course whenever the issue of the Clark airport crops up.
At the induction of new LP members in the City of San Fernando on Oct. 6, 2012, he had this to say: “A plan is not yet set on whether or not we are moving to Clark [as the new international gateway],” citing the 80-kilometer distance between Clark and Metro Manila, which, according to him “is longer than the 40-km standard enforced on airports of many countries.”
In the absence of a high-speed train, President BS said, it would be diffi cult to convince passengers to travel three to four hours to CIA.
And then only this July 1, during the Philippine Air Force’s 67th anniversary rites at Air Force City, Clark, your President said: “Iyong tren, it’s still a goal. We are still trying to realize it but it has to become feasible. Iyong tren kasi cannot just reach Caloocan, for instance, or even Bulacan. It has to reach, what they call the central business districts at minimum iyong Ortigas area or even iyong Makati area. Without that, hindi magiging practical for our foreign tourist especially the business sector, the investors to go to Clark then take a two hour trip to the central business districts as a minimum. Parang they’d rather prefer a premium price to be paid landing in Metro Manila rather than Clark.”
“A very stupid argument.” Though MVP made no direct reference to anyone who could have made that argument. Obviously, he did not have to. The stupidity all too patent in the character.
Succinct was MVP: “Clearly, Clark to NAIA is about 100 kilometers so that’s the perception…
ang layo niyan (it’s too far)… we probably have the longest distance for any pair of airports in the world as indeed we probably do, but I fi nd it a very stupid argument because technology has moved ahead to make distance agnostic.”
As we have long been saying here: “Distance is not measured in miles or kilometers, but in travel time.”
So MVP holds: “Travel time is more essential than the measurement of the actual distance.”
And then: “(Distance) doesn’t matter… what you do is to speed up the train system.” As: “In the Narita expressway, you run at a certain speed before it would bring you from Narita to Tokyo terminal station, about an hour or less even if Japan has the technology to make travel time faster, like 20 minutes. But they don’t want that because it’s too expensive. Generally the masses (people) cannot afford so they do it in an hour because that is the most comparable distance by bus.”
Applied locally: “Obviously from Clark to Makati, you speed up the train to bring your passengers in less than an hour. About 120 kph rated speed but you must calibrate the speed to the target three stops like one in the north at SM Balintawak then another in Manila at Dimasalang and then fi nally in Buendia, Makati. It’s the same with Hong Kong’s train stops at Tsing Yi, Kowloon and Central.”
Clark too far from MM. Indeed, a stupid argument. “Kung pepengga-pengga ang tren mo, masyadong malayo (If you have a rickety train, it’s too far). Obviously you need a high speed train (to close in the distance).”
For the longest time, MVP has been saying a defi nitive policy declaration on Clark by the Aquino government is all it takes for his group to invest here, particularly in the development of the Clark International Airport, complete with its own railway system.
At the sidelines of last year’s PLDT stockholders meeting where he sits as chairman, MVP disclosed to media that he had commissioned a study on the railway system fi tted to Clark: “So our thinking has always been to have a high speed train that will connect Clark with NAIA…”
And for the longest time too, all that’s coming from the BS Aquino administration is Clark’s seemingly unbridgeable remoteness from Metro Manila.
Stupid. Really stupid.
ON JULY 16, 1990, a magni-tude 7.8 earthquake with epi-center located 10 kilometers southeast of Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, jolted a wide area of Luzon at 4.26 pm, with its main shock lasting some 45 seconds, killing over 1,600
An earthquake with epicenter near Cabanatuan City jolts a
wide area of Luzonpeople and injuring hundreds of others.
A state of calamity was de-clared in the cities of Cabanat-uan, Baguio, Dagupan, San Carlos, Palayan and San Jose and in the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Benguet and Pangasin-
an.Baguio City was isolated
for days after the major high-ways to the mountain resort collapsed, trapping thousands of people, including local and foreign tourists, within its con-fi nes.
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
Consti 101“ANY FRESHMAN student of law will know that when you interpret a statutory provision, you always do so in harmony with the Constitution.”
Thus Fr. Ranhilio C. Aquino, dean of the San Beda Graduate School of Law, grounded – to bits – the legal basis President BS Aquino III invoked for the Disbursement Acceleration Program which has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
Aquino, the BS that is, claimed empowerment via Section 49 of the 1987 Administrative Code to use savings on priority programs that promote the socio-economic uplift of the people.
Aquino, the law school dean, followed through his opening statement: “And therefore, any construal of this particular provision of the Administrative Code must be consistent with Article VI, Section 25 of the Constitution and other relevant provisions of the fundamental law. You don’t ever make a statute qualify the Constitution.”
Qualifi ed him further: “Whatever the grant of power the Administrative Code may seem to afford the President, such a statutory provision must always be read in consonance with the Constitution, and never against it. That is a fundamental rule of legal hermeneutics. So the code says that the President can use savings to fund priority projects, that should be read with the proviso: Provided constitutional requirements are fulfi lled, owing to the simple and ineluctable fact that the Constitution is the fundamental law.” The underscoring, ours.
Even as Section 49 referred to savings, Dean Aquino said what President Aquino “…classifi ed as ‘savings’ were not really savings as understood in constitutional law” as the SC pointed out in its decision.
In conclusion: “No matter how enlightened—or benighted—one’s reading of the law is, under our scheme of appropriation of powers, legal consistency is a judicial function! Isn’t that rather simple?”
It cannot be any simpler than this. But for a simpleton to comprehend.
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Regarding HenryHenrylito D. Tacio
OOpinionNapag-uusapanLangFelix M. Garcia
ANONG karapatan mayrun itong datingBarangay Treasurer upang kanyang gawinang paghabla nito ng ‘electioneering’laban dito sa isang ‘Barangay Chair’ pa rin?
Gayong hindi naman siya kumandidatobilang Kapitana o kagawad dito,kung kaya maliban sa pamemerwisyoano ang posible pa nitong motibo?
Kundi ng marahil ay paghihigantikay Kapitana sa pagkasibak pating taong ito sa opisyal niyang ‘duty’bilang Ingat-yaman sa madaling sabi.
Di malayong ito’y inudyukan lamangng kung sino para si Kap ay kasuhanng ‘vote buying’ base sa isinampa n’yang‘complaint/affi davit’ sa maling tanggapan.
Kung saan imbes sa ‘regular trial court’nitong munisipyo na nakasasakopisampa ang kaso, mali ang pinasokng dating ‘treasurer’ na nagkukumahog.
Dahilan na rin sa ‘out of jurisdiction’umano nitong ‘Commission on Election’ang ‘nature’ ng kaso kaya nadismis ‘yon,base sa nakalap nating impormasyon.
Okey lang sana kung basta ganoon langat itong isa ay di na gagawa riyanng anumang aksyon para maresbakanang noon ay kanyang ‘confi dant’ pa bilang.
Pero nang dahil sa ginawang paghablanitong dating Treasurer ni Kapitana,(na posibleng sulsol lamang nitong iba),siya ang tiyak na magkakaproblema.
Sapagkat kasunod ng pagkaka-dismissedng asuntong lubhang salat sa matuwid,ay kasong ‘perjury’ at saka ‘civil case’itong nakatakdang sa Korte i-submit
Ng punong barangay laban sa taong yankasama pati na itong iba pa riyan,na nagsulsol upang si Kap ay sampahanng kasong salat sa legal na batayan.
Pagkat kung totoo na nagka- ‘vote buying’at ya’y tunay naman ding ‘electioneering,’bakit kung kailan ang opisyal na taningpara isampa yan di nagawang gawin?
(Kung saan ayon sa pagka-alam natinyan ay pupuede lamang isampa ‘withinten days’ pagkatapos ng ‘fi nal canvassingof votes’ ng Comelec – kaya paso na rin.
At itong ‘complainant’ ay wala rin namanglegal capacity para isulong niyanang kahit na anong kasong panghalalan,pagkat ni hindi nga kumandidato yan
Bunsod n’yan posible ring namimiligrona masampahan ng karampatang kasosi “Treas” sa Hukuman kapagka ginustong Punong Barangay na makulong ito
At papagbayarin ng ‘moral damages,kasama pati na ang mga ‘witnesses’sanhi ng kanilang isinampang ‘complaint,’na direkta nating masasabing ‘baseless,’
At ang sukli n’yan sa dating Ingat-yaman,na ngayo’y kasangga na ng nakalabanay di masasabing maliit na bagaykung siya’y walang tulong na maaasahan.
Yan ang masaklap na posibleng ibungang mapagpakinig sa sulsol ng iba;Pasasaan ba at tutulungan siyang mga yan kapag natuloy ang habla!
A season of fishing banLAST JUNE 27, the regional offi ce of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) -- a line agency of the Department of Agriculture -- announced the start of the fi shing ban in Davao Gulf. The 3-month ban and will end on August 31.
According to a news report, the fi shing ban is being implemented “to conserve marine resources and to secure the spawning period of pelagic fi shes.” BFAR 11 Director Fatma Idris was quoted as saying that spawning season of the gulf’s pelagic fi shes, based on their study, starts from June until September.
Davao Gulf, with an area of 308,000 hectares, cuts into the island of Mindanao from Philippine Sea. The World Wildlife Fund considers Davao Gulf as one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. Diverse coral reefs, different mangrove species, cetaceans and a host of invertebrates contribute to the natural diversity of the gulf.
Davao Gulf is Southern Mindanao’s fi shing ground. In fact, it is the 10th major fi shing ground in the country. As such, “Davao Gulf is a critical resource supporting the economies of six coastal cities and 18 coastal municipalities,” says the Davao Gulf Management Council (DGMC), composed of all the local government units surrounding the gulf.
“There is what we call a maximum sustainable yield or MSY,” Idris told the media who attended a press briefi ng at the Philippine Information Agency. “Based on our research, Davao Gulf has already reached and exceeded the MSY and there was a decline in the catch of small pelagic fi shes.”
Her statement confi rmed a previous study undertaken by the World Fish Center. Since 2000, the volume and quality of the fi sh in the Davao Gulf have been in constant decline, according to the 10-year study entitled “Strengthening Governance and Sustainability of Small-scale Fisheries Management in the Philippines: An Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Approach in Davao Region.”
A collaborative effort of the BFAR, local government units and the regional offi ce of the Department of Science and Technology, the study looked at the volume and quality of the harvests of 10 commonly fi shed species in the gulf: matambaka, tamban, moro-moro,
caraballas, bilong-bilong, lapu-lapu, danggit, molmol, talakitok, and maya-maya.
Except for maya-maya, the harvest numbers for the species have been falling. At the current rate of decline, the caraballas, bilong-bilong, molmol, and danggit may all disappear completely from Davao Gulf within a decade, the study said.
The matambaka, tamban and moro-moro are more resilient, but even they may disappear within a generation, it added.
But it’s not only in Davao Gulf that the situation is happening. “Like the other vital resources such as forests, Philippine fi sheries are about to collapse,” deplored Roy C. Alimoane, the director of Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center (MBRLC), a non-government organization based in Davao del Sur.
Overexploitation has been cited as one of the culprits why fi sh catch has been declining. Oceans, which are global common property resources, are open with few limitations to all takers. Vessels from wealthier countries dominate the ocean catch.
Although fi sh stocks are a renewable resource, many of them are strained to the limit. “Over the years, they have suffered from a widespread notion that the seas are inexhaustible and economic pressures that have encouraged overexploitation,” Alimoane said.
Marine experts claim that all fi shing activities depend on a fragile resource base which, if mismanaged and overexploited, can easily collapse. “Overfi shing is the primary cause of dwindling fi sh population,” notes Peter Weber in his book, Net Loss: Fish, Jobs and the Marine Environment.
Fishing ban is one possible solution to the problem. “Given the decline of fi shery resources, there has to be a closed season in Davao Gulf,” Councilor Leo Avila III pointed out. “Expect that by the end of this year, we will be able to replenish the stock of small pelagic fi shes.”
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NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENTNotice is hereby given that the heirs of JUSTO MARIO I. GARCIA who
died intestate on December 16, 2013 executed an Affi davit of Extrajudicial Settlement of his estate, more particularly described as a parcel of land (Lot No. 5, Block No. 6, Psd-41177) situated in Villa Dolores Subd., Sto. Domingo, Angeles City and covered by Transfer Certifi cate of Title No. 72112, before Notary Public Conrado T. Danan as per Doc No. 155, Page No. 32, Book No. 50, Series of 2014.Punto! Central Luzon: July 11, 18 & 25, 2014
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENTNotice is hereby given that the heirs of RICARDO PAMINTUAN SR. who
died intestate on November 11, 1994 in Sta. Ines, Mabalacat, Pampanga and PACENCIA M. PAMINTUAN who died intestate on October 29, 2011 at the Dr. Amando L. Garcia Medical Center, Inc. Angeles City executed an Affi davit of Extrajudicial Settlement with Waiver of Rights of their estate, more particularly described as a parcel of land (Lot 336-B of the subd. plan (LRC) Psd-106212, being a portion of Lot 336 of Mabalacat Cadastre, LRC Cad. Rec. No. 132) situated in the Barrio of Sta. Ines, Municipality of Mabalacat, Province of Pampanga and covered by Transfer Certifi cate of Title No. 71561-R, before Notary Public Regina S. Salonga as per Doc No. 139, Page No. 13, Book No. II, Series of 2014.
Punto! Central Luzon: July 3, 10 & 17, 2014
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINESOFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
REGIONAL TRIAL COURTTHIRD JUDICIAL REGION
BDO UNIBANK, INC. (formerly BANCO DE ORO UNIBANK, INC.) FC CASE NO. 2014-1062 Mortgagee, -versus- Extrajudicial Foreclosure of Real Estate Mortgage under ActELLY F. ROSS, 3135 as Amended by Act 4118 Mortgagor.
x---------------------------------------------------------------------xAMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE
Upon extra judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended, fi led by the above-named Mortgagee against the Mortgagor, ELLY F. ROSS, with residence and postal address at No. 1234, Block 16, Day Lily Street, Punta Verde Subdivision, Pulung Cacutud, Angeles City, to satisfy the mortgage debt which as of May 9, 2014, amounts to FIVE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY SIX AND 62/100 (₱5,408,656.62) Philippine currency, the undersigned Sheriff IV will sell at public auction on July 28, 2014 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the Offi ce of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, located at the 1st fl oor, Hall of Justice, Pulung Maragul, Angeles City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following parcels of land with all the improvements existing thereon, to wit;
TCT NO. 045-2013003754“A parcel of land (Lot 12, Block 221 of the cons-subd. plan PCS-
03-009243, being a portion of the cons. of Lot of Blk. 17, PSD-03-084472; Lot 1-G, PSD-03-092530; Lot 74-D-3, PSD-03-091246, LRC Rec. No. ). Situated in the Barrio of Capaya, Angeles City, Province of Pampanga. Bounded on the NE., along Line 1-2 by Lot 17; on the SE., along Line 2-3 by Lot 13, both of Blk. 221; on the SW., along Line 3-4 by Road Lot 206; on the NW., along Line 4-1 by Lot 11, Blk. 221, all of the cons-subd. plan. Beginning at a point marked “1” on plan x x x containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) SQUARE METERS, MORE OR LESS x x x.”
TCT NO. 045-2013003755“A parcel of land (Lot 11, Block 221 of the cons-subd. plan PCS-
03-009243, being a portion of the cons. of Lot of Blk. 17, PSD-03-084472; Lot 1-G, PSD-03-092530; Lot 74-D-3, PSD-03-091246, LRC Rec. No. ). Situated in the Barrio of Capaya, Angeles City, Province of Pampanga. Bounded on the SE., along Line 1-2 by Lot 12, Blk. 221; on the SW., along Line 2-3 by Road Lot 206; on the NW., along Line 3-4 by Lot 10; on the NE., along Line 4-1 by Lot B, both of Blk. 221, all of the cons-subd. plan. Beginning at a point marked “1” on plan x x x containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) SQUARE METERS, MORE OR LESS x x x.”
All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date.
In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on August 6, 2014 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning without further notice.
Angeles City, July 3, 2014.
JAMES B. CUMAGUN Sheriff IV Copy furnished:
BDO UNIBANK, INC. (formerly BANCO DE ORO UNIBANK, INC)BDO Corporate Center7899 Makati Ave., Makati City
ATTY. LEOPOLDO T. DAN JUANBDO Unibank, Inc.Risk Management Group-Remedial Management Unit11th Floor, BDO South TowerBDO Corporate Center7899 Makati Ave., Makati City
ELLY F. ROSSNo. 1234, Block 16, Day Lily Street,Punta Verde Subdivision, Pulung Cacutud, Angeles City
PUNTO! Central Luzon: July 3, 10 & 17, 2014
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENTNotice is hereby given that the heirs of MARIA LORELIE CADORNA
DIZON who died intestate on March 25, 2014 in Quezon City executed an Affi davit of Extrajudicial Settlement of her estate, more particularly described as a parcel of land (Lot Block 25 (excluded area) of the subd. plan Pcs-03-013432, being a portion of Lots 188-A, Psd-03-034049, Lot 188-B-2, Psd-03-083528, Lot 188-C-3 (LRA) Psd 357083 L.R.C. Rec. No. ) situated in the Bo. of Bundagul, Municipality of Mabalacat, Province of Pampanga and covered by Transfer Certifi cate of Title No. 586577 of the Registry of Deeds of Pampanga, before Notary Public Manny V. Gragasin as per Doc No. 136, Page No. 29, Book No. XVIII, Series of 2014.
Punto! Central Luzon: July 3, 10 & 17, 2014
Pangilinan tagged as “a very stupid argument” government’s conten-tion of Clark being “too far” from Metro Manila in justifying its decision to look for other sites, par-ticularly Sangley Point in Cavite, to build the coun-try’s new international airport.
All it takes, Pangilinan noted, to close the dis-tance is a fast train.
The media-commu-nications-power-mining magnate has for the past few years said he “is just waiting for a police state-ment from the Aquino government on Clark” and “is willing to sink in investments” for the for-mer US base’s develop-ment, including the pro-vision of a fast railway system to connect it to Metro Manila.
In fact, Pangilinan has offered to build and operate the CIA altogeth-er.
has the means to ca-talyse the development of the Clark airport. More important, his heart is in-place, being a Kapam-pangan who wants to give the best to his peo-ple,” PGKM Chairman Ruperto Cruz said.
But aside from Pan-gilinan, there are, ac-cording to Cruz, groups both local and foreign interested in investing in the Clark airport through “consortiums.”
“It is so easy to sell Clark – if only with its avi-ation area of some 2,500 hectares, its world-class runways, its elevation that is totally fl ood-free,”
PGKM on developing CIA...Cruz said.
“Yet, government should still look at Sang-ley which is prone to cli-mate change effects like storm surges,” lamented Cruz, even as he point-ed out “the massive, ex-pensive and environ-ment-degrading recla-mation needed to add up to Sangley’s hectarage.”
The folly of a Sangley Point airport was just af-fi rmed by Typhoon Glen-da as the whole of Cavite province was declared under a state of calamity, he said.
At the height of the onslaught of the typhoon last Wednesday, news reports said the roads leading to Cavite were all fl ooded.
“The realities on the ground, especially in the wake of Glenda, has put in question the so-called JICA (Japan Internation-al Cooperation Agency) that purportedly named Sangley as the best site for a new international airport,” Cruz said.
This, as he chal-lenged Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya to make public the said report.
“Was Clark among those the JICA study considered along with Sangley, if there indeed is such a study?” Cruz asked.
Cruz recalled that on the contrary, JICA has made an earlier study naming the CIA as the best alternate airport to the Ninoy Aquino Inter-national Airport.
No less than Clark In-ternational Airport Corp. President-CEO Victor
Jose Luciano has time and again referred to this “Clark-is-best” JICA re-port in his presentations of the CIA in various for a here and abroad.
Luciano mentioned this anew at Pangilinan’s business forum.
Vested interestsThe PGKM said the
Sangley Point airport will not work. “Clearly, pol-iticians are out to sabo-tage the development of Central and Northern Lu-zon because of their own vested interests,” Cruz said.
“Lolokwan danaka ta namu ning national gov-ernment (The national government is just mak-ing fools of us),” he add-ed.
“Kung ayaw may da-hilan, kung gusto may paraan (If they don’t want it there’s a reason, if they want it there’s a way),” Cruz said.
DOTC Secretary Jo-seph Emilio Abaya is a former congressman of Cavite that includes Sangley Point. His broth-er Peter Anthony Abaya is the general manager of the Philippine Rec-lamation Agency which will be in charge of the planned massive recla-mation for the planned Sangley Point airport project.
Cruz said with Sang-ley Point, the airport would be distanced fur-ther from the rest of Cen-tral and Northern Luzon. “Why do they say that the Clark airport is too far from Manila when in fact Cavite is much further from the rest of Luzon?” asked Cruz.
“It’s better for the DOTC to just devel-
op Sangley Point into a container port since it is near Manila Bay and the ports,” Cruz said.
The insistence of Sangley as “the new Ma-nila airport” by Abaya has likewise “assumed political color.”
“Who knows, this is one way of generat-ing campaign funds for 2016,” Cruz said.
Abaya is a stalwart of the Liberal Party and at one time was even re-ferred to by President Aquino as “the next pres-ident.”
The Abayas along with “Manila-centric im-perial dragons” and then Transpoirtation Secre-tary Mar Roxas have long been tagged by the PGKM as engaged in a “conspiracy to sabotage” the development of the CIA as premier interna-tional gateway.
Luciano is also ac-cused of being part of that alleged conspira-cy, along with the Bas-es Conversion Devel-opment Authority, and the Clark Development Corp.
“Luciano is under the dictates of the DOTC. He is afraid to lose his job that is why instead of working for the full de-velopment of the airport, he is just working to save his own skin, afraid of losing his position,” Cruz said.
“Ing gagawan na para keng sarili na mu nung makananu yang manati-li keng pwestu (What he’s doing is for his own interest only on how to remain in his position),” Cruz said.
“We intend to start formal operations within the month but we already have a team there that is working on the transi-tion. We have a transi-tion team and we have a separate team work-ing on power supply of Pelco II so that when we come in, we make sure we have enough power,” Acuna said.
Meralco Vice Pres-ident Nestor Sarmien-to heads the transition team, Acuna said during an interview at the side-lines of the round table discussion of Pampanga business opportunities at the Holiday Inn here last Monday.
“We expect that we would have a lot of pend-ing applications that need to be addressed. We need a lot of capex to be put in to serve those requirements and to up-grade the lines to serve the public better,” he said.
Acuna explained that
Formal takeover of Pelco II setFROM PAGE 1 ComsTech did not ac-
quire Pelco II. “It’s an in-vestment management contract. Pelco II will continue to be an electric cooperative,” he said.
An investment man-agement contract means “the investor (Coms-Tech) puts in money and at the same time manag-es the affairs of Pelco II to make it consistent with the requirements of busi-ness and people in the area,” he added.
Acuna said Meral-co will be coming in as a technical partner of ComsTech which is the investor who will be run-ning Pelco II.
“I work with (Coms-Tech CEO) Dennis Uy because we have a lot of success stories working on these areas outside of Manila and that’s what we try to replicate here in Pampanga. We see the potential of Pampan-ga for growth and there-fore we intend to provide the needed factor for that development which is power,” Acuna said.
He said Meralco will come in as a group with toll ways, water and even hospitals. The main infrastructure require-ments of Pampanga or the gaps would be ad-dressed by the group if allowed by the province, he assured.
For the customer side, one of the main pri-orities is rehabilitating customer interface facili-ties like business centers so that immediately, Pel-co II customers would be able to see the changes, Acuna said.
Branch offi ces will be customer friendly as much as possible, he added.
The Meralco offi cial said the main headquar-ters of Pelco II in Guagua town is now undergoing rehabilitation works.
“It’s the same loca-tion, but probably we have to rehab the whole area. They are already rehabilitating it from the inside, making chang-es. But the big changes will have to come within
the year as soon as we set foot formally inside,” Acuna said.
As for other branch-es: “We might have to look at all their offi ces and see which ones we need to retain and those that we need to move out of,” he added.
But the main priority would be the assets that would immediately affect customers like the per-formance of the system. These would be sub-sta-tions, connections and meter serving of big cus-tomers.
“Yung importante makapasok kaagad yung gustong mag invest at magkaroon ng ma-gandang power (What is important is for investors to come in promptly and to have better power),” he said.
Acuna also said ComsTech will tap Mer-alco subsidiaries like the Bayad Center “to provide utility services and assist us in making Pelco II a success story.”
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINESREGIONAL TRIAL COURTTHIRD JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 49GUAGUA, PAMPANGA
IN THE MATTER FOR THE PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF THE MINOR KIM HAROLD MANASAN PRING.
SPL. PROC. NO. G-14-2535ALFREDO S. MANASAN andGLORIA S. MANASAN,
ORDERThe Petition dated 19 June 2014 fi led by petitioners through counsel,
ESTRABILLO-FLORES-PINEDA-CORPORATION AND ASSO. LAW OFFICES by Atty. Patrocinio R. Corpuz, prays that after due process and hearing, judgment be rendered: granting the adoption of minor Kim Harold Manasan Pring by herein petitioners; giving the minor sought to be adopted all the rights, privileges, duties and obligations of a legitimate child of the petitioners including the right to use their surname; ordering the change of name of the minor sought to be adopted from “Kim Harold Manasan Pring” to “Kim Harold Manasan” and ordering that the trial custody period be dispensed with considering that the minor has been under the care, custody and protection of the petitioners since he was eight (8) years old up to the present.
It appearing to be suffi cient in form and substance, the petition is set for hearing on 30 September 2014 at 8:30 in the morning to be conducted at the Hall of Justice, San Matias, Guagua, Pampanga at which date, time and place, the petitioners shall appear and prove their petition. All persons interested in the petition are enjoined to appear and show cause why, if any they have, the petition should not be granted.
The Social Welfare Offi cer of this court is hereby directed to make a Home and Child Case Study on the adoptee and his biological parents as well as on the adopters and to submit the report/s thereon before the date of hearing.
Let this Order be published, at the expense of the petitioners, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circular in the province of Pampanga, before the scheduled hearing.
Furnish copy hereof the Offi ce of the Solicitor General (OSG), the Offi ce of the Provincial Prosecutor, the Social Worker of the Regional Trial Court, Guagua, Pampanga and Geraldine S. Manasan and Lorenzo L. Pring, the biological parents of the adoptee.
Likewise, the petitioners are directed to furnish the Offi ce of the Solicitor General and the Provincial Prosecutor’s Offi ce of Pampanga with a copy of the petition and annexes and to submit compliance thereof.
SO ORDERED.Guagua, Pampanga, 24 June 2014.
JESUSA MYLENE C. SUBA-ISIP Presiding Judge
Punto! Central Luzon: July 3, 10 & 17, 2014.
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENTNotice is hereby given that the heirs of REYNALDO R. PASCUAL who
died intestate on May 19, 2014 in Capitol Medical Center, Quezon City executed an Affi davit of Extrajudicial Settlement of his estate, more particularly described as Savings Account No. 002480202832 with Banco De Oro SM City Pampanga Branch amounting to Two Hundred Twenty Eight Thousand Two Hundred Seventy Seven and 56/100 Pesos (₱228,277.56), before Notary Public Gener C. Endona as per Doc No. 121, Page 26, Book 49, Series of 2014.Punto! Central Luzon: July 9, 16 & 23, 2014
Glenda fatalities rise to 4 in CL
the evacuees remained at designated evacua-tion centers as of 8 a.m. yesterday.
This led the provincial government along with other local government units to rush relief goods
80 families in Bulacan homeless
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINESDepartment of Transportation
and CommunicationsLAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING
AND REGULATORY BOARDRegional Offi ce No. III
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Application forCertifi cate of Public Convenience to operate a TH FREIGHT TRUCK
SEA JET INTERNATIONAL FORWARDERS, INC., Unit L, Essel Park Bldg.Telabastagan, City of San Fernando Pampanga Applicant
LTFRB R-3-CASE NO 2014-00482x---------------------x
NOTICE OF HEARINGApplicant request authority for the
issuance of a Certifi cate of Public Convenience to operate a TH FREIGHT TRUCK service within the Municipality of TELABASTAGAN, PAMPANGA and from said place to any point of the PHILIPPINES accessible to motor vehicle traffi c and vice versa with the use of SIX (6) units.
NOTICE is hereby given that this Application will be heard by this Board on August 05, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at its Offi ce at the abover address.
Applicant is hereby ordered to publish this Notice at least TEN (10) days before the above date of hearing once in a newspaper of general circulation in LUZON.
Parties opposed to the granting of the Application must fi le their written oppositions supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date, copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire appear on the said date and time.
This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of the records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional evidence.
WITNESS the Honorable Atty. WINSTON M. GINEZ, CPA Chairman this 3rd day of July 2014 in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Atty. ZONA RUSSET M. TAMAYOOffi cer –In-Charge-Regional Director
Punto! Central Luzon: July 18, 2014
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showed that at least 80 families in 14 villages in four towns in the province were left homeless by the typhoon. Another 204 houses in the provinces were reported to have been partially damaged.
The PDRRMO also updated its records of casualty and injured yes-terday.
Liz Mungcal, head of the PDRRMO, said that aside from the lone fatal-ity identifi ed as Reynal-do Meneses from Plar-idel town, two other per-sons were injured during the onslaught of the ty-phoon. They were identi-fi ed as Jersey Magpayo, and a nine-year-old girl from Guiguinto town who was injured when a tree fell on the van she was riding in.
In Sta. Maria town,
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do Meneses, 49 of Sto. Nino in Plaridel, Bula-can and Mario Paulo, 62, of Burgos in San Anto-nio, Zambales who were both pinned to death by fallen trees; Virgilio San-chez, 53, of San Juan in Apalit, Pampanga who was blown off while re-pairing his house’s roof, and; Crissanto Alarcon, 22, of Palalihan in Orani, Bataan who drowned.
PIA Regional Direc-tor William Beltran said another was reported to have died in Zambales at the height of Glenda’s strong winds, but noted the victim suffered from a heart attack. His iden-tity was not immediately disclosed.
The OCD and PIA re-ports also noted eight ty-phoon-related injuries, including one who was electrocuted in Limay, Bataan and seven who
sustained lacerations in San Antonio, San Nar-ciso, Subic, and Caban-gan in Zambales.
At the Clark Interna-tional Airport in Pampan-ga, two fl ights of Cebu Pacifi c for Hong Kong and Singapore were can-celled, while the arrival of a Qatar fl ight from Doha was delayed as Glenda’s winds battered Clark Freeport. Operations normalized in the after-noon of the same day as
weather improved.The reports also said
that about 2,500 families were evacuated, mostly in Bataan and Zambales.
The typhoon’s rains, however, was not enough to prompt authorities to open the gates of dams, including the Angat, Ipo and Bustos dams in Bu-lacan and Pantabangan dam in Nueva Ecija, as their water volumes re-mained below spilling level.
35-year old Arnold Cata-jan was injured when a camachile tree fell on him.
According to Mung-cal, damages on agricul-ture and infrastructure are being assessed by local offi cials and reports will soon be fi led.
She also said that power supply in the most part of the province has been restored, howev-er, residents of this city complained of the unsta-ble power supply that led offi cials of the Bulacan State University to sus-pend classes by 10 a.m. yesterday.
BY GEORGE HUBIERNA CAMP MACABU-
LOS, Tarlac City—Pro-vincial police director Se-nior Supt. Alex B. Sintin
Tarlac cops get physicalrecently led the open-ing ceremony of the 2nd PD’s Basketball Tourna-ment and 1st Women’s Volleyball 2014 with City Mayor Ace Manalang as guest of honor and speaker.
Sintin said that sports events are part of the PPO’s campaign to ac-tively engage its person-nel in sports and recre-ation that “provide op-portunities for person-al development through leadership, diversity and teamwork.”
He added that sports is important to the law enforcers for their phys-ical fi tness saying that police should always be “at their level best es-pecially in pursuing and battling criminals.”
Manalang for his part lauded Sintin for spear-heading the event, as he renewed his “total sup-port” to the police and their activities “because these law enforcers are the ones who protect the citizen and maintain the peace and order in the community.”
He furthered that the police and local gov-ernment offi cials should work hand in hand in ex-tending effi cient public service to their respec-tive constituents.
The tournament was joined by 18 police sta-tions in the province and different police unit in-side the provincial offi ce.
The simple ceremo-ny was also attended by National Police Commis-
sion Region 3 director Atty. Manuel Fontanal, the Bureau of Jail Man-
agement and Penology and the Northern Luzon Command Band.
The program was fol-lowed by a parade of the teams that started from
the camp going to Maca-bulos Drive in Barangay San Vicente here.
MUSE. Tournament Best Muse Angelynne Huxley Manuel Cabrera is feted by Senior Supt. Sintin, Mayor Manalang, Napolcom Director Fontanal and deputy for operation Supt. Emmanuel Nunag at the opening rites. PHOTO BY GEORGE HUBIERNA
GLORIOUS FOOD. Ongoing at the Trade Hall of SM City Pampanga until Sunday is FOODEX, a celebration of food, delicacies and beverage coming from just about every regional culinary capital. PHOTO BY BONG LACSON