1 VOLUME IV NO. 129 DECEMBER 18-20, 2015 FRIDAY - SUNDAY what s inside Pampanga Press Club raps CSF top cop for arrogant behavior news...page 2 Maintenance sailors exchange ideas aboard USS Emory S. Land business...page 3 Nona floods 27 Pampanga brgys by Genaro Macalinao SAN SIMON, PAMPANGA Floodwaters in varying degrees submerged at least 27 low-lying villages in five Pampanga towns, mostly in the province s 4th District, a disaster control official nona submerges...page 7 BCDA, power firm to build P11-B solar facility in Clark By Charlene A. Cayabyab CLARK FREEPORT -- The state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently signed a lease agreement with Sunray Power Inc., (SPI) for the lease of a 260-hectare area in Clark Green City to build a 100-megawatt solar power facility worth P11.75 billion. We look forward to the long-standing partnership with SPI to provide clean and renewable energy not only to Clark Green City but also to the solar facility...page 3 Gov lauds Bantay-Bayan members for sacrifice by ELAINE MERCADO CITY OF SAN FERNAN- DO Almost 11,000 Bantay Bayan members from the 505 barangays of Pampanga had been commended for their sacrifice and efforts in helping the local police curb criminalities in the province. This was gleaned during the Year-End Assessment of Bantay- Bayan members held separately at the Lubao Gymnasium and at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, this city. Gov Lilia Nanay Pineda said the barangay tanods are the unsung heroes of the province who do their duties and risk their lives without expecting gov lauds...page 7 RELIEF FOR RESIDENTS. Gov. Lilia Nanay Pineda distributes relief goods to families affected by typhoon Nona, who queued up for the distribution at the Capitol grounds. --JUN JASO
2 2NEWS Headline Gitnang Luzon december 18-20, 2015 GLF 2015 to go live video streaming by Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario TRADE FAIR. Bataan-Zambales PARPO II Engr. Eric San Luis gives a message during the Agraryo Trade Fair Up-Valuing ARB Products for Bataan and Zambales in Iba, Zambales. --BUTCH GUNIO Pampanga Press Club raps CSF top cop for arrogant behavior by Genaro Macalinao CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Members of the Pampanga Press Club (PPC) on Thursday assailed the chief of police of this capital city for her alleged high-handedness in dealing with local reporters during an incident at the Mutya Ning Kapampangan Coronation Night at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here last December 10. An incident report made by outgoing PPC president Eric Jimenez said Supt. Jean Fajardo shouted at them and prevented them from entering the convention center, even after politely introducing themselves as members of the PPC. Wala akong pakialam kung media kayo (I don t care even if you are from the media ), Fajardo reportedly shouted. Jimenez said Fajardo even tried to shove them away. Jimenez was with photojournalist Jojo Due at the time of the incident to confer the Darling of the Press award. Members of the press, led by the PPC, have earlier chosen the Darling of the Press for the traditional annual award given by the media at the coronation night. But instead of listening to our request, she arrogantly shouted at us and even tried to shove us away, Jimenez complained. Reached for comment, Fajardo said the situation when Jimenez and Due came was extremely dif- ficult as the people rushed inside the BZGCC. In fact, the glass panel of the building was destroyed due to never-ending jostling. We advised the people including media and even organizers to go straight to the upper bleachers because the lower area is already jampacked, said Fajardo, adding her intention was to prevent injuries among the spectators. She said the crowd was so unruly and eager to go near Alden Richards that they almost lost control of the situation. Meanwhile, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Pampanga Chapter (NUJP-Pampanga) has joined the PPC in condemning the arrogant behavior of Fajardo. NUJP-Pampanga said Fajardo should be more circumspect in dealing with the media especially in official functions. Her arrogant behavior should not be tolerated before it could escalate into another condemnable incident towards the press, the media union The Metro Angeles Journalists Association, Inc. (MAJAI) also joined in condemning Fajardo. MAJAI president Jay Pelayo IV said Fajardo s arrogant behavior should be nipped in the bud. Pelayo said there is no room for unprofessional policemen or policewomen in a progressive society like this capital city which prides itself as The Habitat of Human Excellence. Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF PAMPANGA Municipality of Arayat OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR video streaming... Page 7 Paskuhan at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar BAGAC, BATAAN Spend the holidays at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar for a one-of-akind Yuletide celebration with family and friends this year. The New San Jose Builders resort project celebrates Paskuhan sa Las Casas this December with feasts perfect for the season. Guests will delight in the holiday lunch and dinner buffet offerings with courses to be especially prepared by the chefs to match the most joyous time of the year. On Christmas Eve, guests will have a grand time watching the Christmas carol performances of Kuro Bangkal, the Las Casas Cultural Show, and Kundiman performances while enjoying the sumptuous dinner at the plaza. On New Year s Eve, the resort will have a Grand Fireworks Display, cultural show, live band entertainment, and ballroom dancing activity. The Catholic Church inside the resort, Sanctuario de San paskuhan... Page 7 Big-time drug peddlers arrested in Bulacan By Froilan E. Magtoto CAMP OLIVAS Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Luzon (PDEA3) seized shabu worth P250,000 and arrested two big time drug personalities the other day in a drug sting in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. PDEA3 director Gladys Rosales identified the suspects as Peping Borngaw, 45; and Vicenta Guzman; both residents of the NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of RA 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that EVELYN MACAPAGAL VINUYA, has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from EDELYN to EVELYN in the Birth certificate of EDELYN GARCIA MACAPAGAL who was born on JULY 17, 1964 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are RICARDO MACAPAGAL and LOLITA GARCIA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than two weeks upon publication. CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The much awaited Giant Lantern Festival 2015 on Saturday, Dec. 19, can be seen via live stream at www. cityofsanfernando.gov.ph at exactly 6:30 PM. The Ligligan Parul will be held at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga as 11 barangays will join this year s competition that aims to promote the popular cottage industry into the national and international scene. These lanterns are made and funded by the community, aside from P3-million subsidy coming from the city government. Lantern makers, electricians and ordinary folk volunteered time and effort to make the lanterns beautiful and up to competi- big-time drug... Page 7 P495-M project contract signed to develop IT system for PFM MA. GRETA P. DE ALA Mun. Civil Registrar HGL: December 11 & 18, 2015 By Charlene A. Cayabyab FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS! You can grab our Digital Edition Copy via & click Cover Today FILING BY SUBSTITUTION. Ces Garcia shows her Certificate of Candidacy for councilor of Pilar. She is the cousin of Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia. --BUTCH GUNIO ANGELES CITY The national government launched on Thursday the P495 million contract for the Budget and Treasury Management System (BTMS) Project, a joint venture with Free Balance Canada and Innove Communications, a subsidiary of Globe Telecom, Inc. The project which will be implemented for 27 months will develop, operate it system... Page 7
3 december 18-20, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon BUSINESS 3 Maintenance sailors exchange ideas aboard USS Emory S. Land By Dante M. Salvana MANILA Sailors from the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) gave a presentation on the SUBSAFE submarine quality assurance program and maintenance life cycle planning to sailors from the Philippine Navy on December 11. The exchange took place onboard Emory S. Land and gave both parties an opportunity to discuss their different capabilities and maintenance philosophies. The SUBSAFE program was most interesting, said Lt.j.g. Jorge Delos Reyes, a repair officer for the Philippine Navy. We still don t have submarines and are in the process of implementing them into our navy. Reyes explained that the Philippine Navy has a warranty-based maintenance program which primarily focuses on repairing items when they break. SUBSAFE is a preventative style of maintenance, which replaces parts before they break a must for the safe operation of submarines. During the presentation, Emory S. Land representatives also discussed life cycle maintenance planning and philosophies. The exchange was interactive, with many questions asked and answered. After the exchange, the sailors toured the different repair facilities onboard. It s just like in our shipyard where we have many machinery and metal shops, said Reyes. Emory S. Land s visit to the Philippines continues the U.S. Navy s ongoing commitment to theater security, cooperation, and friendship with local partner navies. Emory S. Land is a forward deployed expeditionary submarine tender on an extended deployment conducting coordinated tended moorings and afloat maintenance in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. solar facility... from Page 1 SUBMARINE TOUR. Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Brandon Shelander, from the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), gives members of the Philippine Navy a tour of Emory S. Land s repair facilities following a subject matter expert exchange held onboard. --DANTE SALVANA Higher member availments boost SSS benefits for maternity, sickness By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Social Security System (SSS) released a total of P3.88 billion and P1.65 billion for maternity and sickness claims, respectively, for the first nine months of 2015, with corresponding double-digit growths of 21 percent and 18 percent in benefit payments due to the increase in number of availing members. SSS Vice President for Benefits Administration Agnes E. San Jose said the state-run agency granted maternity benefits for 191,064 members within January to September this year, higher by 19 percent from 160,287 members for the same nine-month period last year. A total of 285,705 members also received SSS payments for sickness claims, up by 10 percent from 260,230 availments last year. Of these, 19,633 members were entitled to additional sickness benefits under the EC (Employees Compensation) program since their illnesses were work-related, she The SSS maternity benefit is a cash allowance of up to P32,000 covering 60 days for normal deliveries and up to P41,600 covering 78 days for Caesarian deliveries. Members can apply for maternity benefits for their first four pregnancies, including miscarriages. SSS sickness benefits are available under the Social Security (SS) Program, which is the regular program offered by SSS, and the Employees Compensation Program, which provides additional benhigher member... Page 7 BIGGEST NGCP SUBSTATION. Graduating electrical engineering students from Romblon State University visit the 3,483.5 MVA San Jose Substation in Bulacan. The biggest NGCP Substation in the Philippines in terms of capacity, San Jose Substation houses the 34.5kV, 115kV and 230kV switchyards, and the 500kV gas-insulated switchgear. BUTCH GUNIO --DANTE SALVANA No winner of Grand Lotto 6/55 pot MANILA Last Wednesday s (Dec. 16) Grand Lotto 6/55 draw yielded no winners to bag the P59,645,008 jackpot, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. The winning numbers were PCSO General Manager Atty. Jose Ferdinand Rojas II said the estimated jackpot prize for Saturday s draw is P65 million. Meanwhile, there were nine winners for the 2nd Prize worth P91,860, while 357 others bagged the 3rd Prize worth P1,850. neighboring areas in Central Luzon, BCDA president and chief executive officer Arnel Paciano Casanova Under the agreement, SPI has committed to invest $250 million (roughly P11.75 billion) within two years. BCDA will receive annual lease payments and shares in the revenues of generated power. SPI also has committed to employ 1,000 workers during the construction period and at least 250 workers during operations. The term of the lease is 25 years. The lease may be renewed for another 25 years subject to renewal negotiations. The location is a reserved space for green development programs such as renewable energy, urban farming and forest reserves. Casanova said renewable energy facilities such as the solar farm will lead to the establishment of technology development centers focusing on green and smart technology. As part of the agreement, BCDA and SPI will invest to train young Filipinos to be abreast in the latest developments in green and smart technology in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. He said the use of renewable energy such as solar power to energize Clark Green City shows BCDA s commitment to address the effects of climate change and global warming. We are very mindful of the impact of climate change in the Philippines and there is no other recourse but to adopt renewables as the main source of energy to power Clark Green City, Casanova He noted that the BCDA commitment to renewables is also in line with the thrust under the recent COP21 Paris Climate Summit to transition to a green and sustainable economy to address climate change. SPI is a Philippine corporation formed to develop, construct and own utility-scale power generating facilities for the production, generation, sale and storage of electricity harnessed from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and waste-to-energy technology. SPI, and its consortium of green technology companies, possesses expertise in the renewable energy and power industry and possesses proprietary licenses for solar photovoltaic, wind, waste-to-energy, and storage equipment not available in the Philippines. It will be recalled that the BCDA has also signed a similar agreement to build a solar power plant in Clark Green City. Last July, the BCDA and SSR C-Solar Power, Inc. signed a lease agreement that will establish a solar energy farm in Clark Green City capable of generating some 20 megawatts of electricity. SSR C-Solar Power, Inc. committed to invest some P1 billion for the solar energy project within the next two years. The entire Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone in the province of Tarlac, Philippines and is envisioned to be the first smart, disaster-resilient and green city in the Philippines. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy or roughly four percent share in the county s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Located at the Clark Special Economic Zone, Clark Green City is positioned strategically between highly urbanizing cities of San Fernando, Angeles and Olongapo in Central Luzon as well as the cities of San Carlos, Dagupan and Urdaneta in Northern Luzon. It is also near the Clark International Airport and the Subic Seaport. The strategic location and its connectivity to major cities in Central Luzon through the country s expressways like NLEX, SCTEX, TPLEX and soon the CLEX will allow the convergence from north, east, south, and west, and serve a catchment population of some 12 million people.
4 4OPINIONHeadline Gitnang Luzon december 18-20, 2015 EDITORIAL Green and smart A 260-hectare area in Clark Green City will be the site of a 100-megawatt solar power facility worth P11.75 billion, soon. A lease agreement has been signed between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Sunray Power Inc., (SPI). Part of the agreement between the two parties is the training of young Filipinos, so that they can be updated with the latest developments in green and smart technology. According to BCDA president and chief executive officer Arnel Paciano Casanova, renewable energy facilities such as a solar farm will lead to the establishment of technology development centers, focusing on green and smart technology. The use of renewable energy such as solar power to energize Clark Green City just shows the stateowned firm s commitment to address the effects of climate change and global warming. Climate change has painted a grim picture of the future, and has had adverse impacts in the country, the reason why the BCDA has adopted renewables as the main source of energy to power the Green City. Casanova also cited the BCDA s commitment to renewable, which is in line with the thrust under the recent COP21 Paris Climate Summit to a transition to a green and sustainable economy to address climate change. It will not be long that there will be clean and renewable energy not only in Clark Green City but also to the neighboring areas in Central Luzon. 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(045) Romualdez s Juliette is from Mabalacat MANY of us know that Leyte, particularly Tacloban City, is the stronghold of the Romualdezes but only a few has knowledge that the late governor and Ambassador Benjamin Kokoy Romualdez s apple of his eyes is pure Kapampangan. Yes, her name is Juliette Gomez Romualdez, an 80-year-old native of Mabalacat, Mommy Juliette said Education is the best investment. It was their key to success after their properties were sequestered for having been allegedly involved in the so-called ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses. teacher s corner acts of kindness refers to a selfless act of Random giving, which in turn gives happiness to another person. According to scientific studies, kindness has a great number of physical and emotional benefits, which children require a healthy dose of, to be healthy, happy and well-rounded individuals. Happy children encourage more kind behaviour to others, and this in turn leads to increased peer acceptance and meaningful connections with others. Studies show that kind, happy children enjoy greater peer acceptance because they are well-liked and that better than average mental health is reported in classrooms that practice 4th Quarter Jay Pelayo Teaching Kindness by Arwin D. Ducut Pampanga, and she is very fluent in her local dialect. The local media had a chance to have a brief informal discussion with her during the Most Outstanding Kapampangan Awards where she has been awarded for parenthood. Before being a wonder parent, Juliette Gomez grew up in Mabalacat and then later transferred to Angeles City until the 3rd Grade, where she studied at Holy Family Academy. Despite being enrolled at a well-respected school that is being operated by Catholic nuns, it was on her third grade when her parents decided to transfer her from HolyFam to Assumption in Manila; still run by nuns. The reason for this transfer was because of the spreading of bars and G.I.s post-war, and her conservative parents are worried about their daughter being exposed to such. In Manila, her parents told her that she will be going to the U.S. after high school to enter college. The plan was never realized because during the vacation after her high school, her father suggested she spend time and observe at the Lyceum so that she can be productive while just waiting for her departure to the US. With her father having connection with the Laurels, she got admitted at Lyceum as first year college taking up AB Liberal Arts. It was during her short stay at Lyceum when she met the young law student, Kokoy Romualdez of Leyte. Gomez described it as iginuhit ng tadhana in retrospect. After her first year, her father transferred her again to Maryknoll College (now known as Miriam College) to continue her schooling. Little did her father know that it was too late to control her daughter for the damage has already been done Kokoy and Juliette had already made a connection. He was so dashing! Asne kasanting! the MOKA awardee proudly remembers. He looks a lot like my son Martin, as she turned and looked at her son who is a bit blushing with the remarks of her mother. Her husband Benjamin Kokoy Romualdez is one of the siblings of former first lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos. He became governor of Leyte and was later appointed as the ambassador of United States, China and Saudi Arabia. Juliette Romualdez also divulged that the Romualdezes have an eye for the Kapampangans. One of Kokoy s sisters, Conchita, also married a Kapampangan. And so did Daniel Romualdez. One of Juliette s sons, also named Daniel Romualdez, studied at Yale University and went to Columbia University before being a full-pledged architect. Some of his well-known clients are Rockefeller and Tory Burch. Her son, Congressman Martin went to Washington to finish college. Mommy Juliette said Education is the best investment. It was their key to success after their properties were sequestered for having been allegedly involved in the so-called ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses. Their property in Mabalacat had been expropriated by Clark. Nevertheless, she takes pride in her way of taking care of her children for they are all successful and God-fearing citizens. At 80, she wishes to spend more time at her residence in Mabalacat, sharing stories in the past, speaking in her favorite native language. more inclusive behaviour due to an even distribution of popularity. The hormone oxytocin, which is released by being kind, has a number of physical and mental health benefits. It can significantly increase a person s level of happiness and reduce stress, and plays a significant role in the cardiovascular system, helping protect the heart by lowering blood pressure. Children who are happy have a greater sense of belonging and improved self-esteem. When they do a good deed, they feel a sense of high, increased energy and a wonderful feeling of optimism. When children are part of projects that help the less fortunate, it provides them with a sense of perspective and helps them appreciate the good things in their own lives. Happiness and kindness play an important part in learning, memory, mood, sleep, health and digestion of children. Being positive allows them greater attention spans and enables more creative thinking to produce better results at school. Also, bullying can be significantly reduced by integrating kindnessbased programs in schools. As adults parents and teachers it is important that we teach kindness, which is a defining aspect of civilized human life. The author is Teacher III of Palimpe Elementary School, Masantol District, Pampanga. Graciano Lopez Jaena was born in Jaro, Iloilo On December 18, 1856, Graciano Lopez Jaena, one of the pillars of the Reform Movement during the Spanish occupation, was born in Jaro, Iloilo. At a young age, his religious mother sent him to a seminary in Jaro, feeling that priesthood was the noble profession for her son. However, his study of religion and the atmosphere in the seminary did not prevent him headline in history from unleashing his energies against the oppressors of his country and people. His frequent visits to the poor and ordinary people in the remote areas made him realize how bad their living conditions were under the Spanish rule. Lively and intelligent, he took writing early in life and produced a tale entitled Fray Botod in The satirical novel ridiculed the friars as abusive, cruel, lazy, greedy and immoral, who spoke of saintly verses but could not see their own wrongdoings. This infuriated the Spanish clergy and Lopez Jaena was forced to leave for Spain to study medicine (which he did not finish) at the University of Valencia to avoid threats to his life. history... Page 7
5 december 18-20, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon OPINION 5 Ikaw at ang iboboto mong pangulo NABASA ko minsan sa e- village ang pahayag na ito: WE ARE WHAT WE CHOOSE. At kung totoo ito at pipiliin nating paniwalaan itong pahayag, hindi mahirap hanapan ng pagkakatulad ang ating mga pagkatao sa mga pipiliin nating ibotong kandidato sa darating na halalan lalo-lalong na sa pagka- Pangulo. Umpisahan natin sa mga maka- Binay (at mahirap nang sabihin pa ngayon kung marami pa sila). Iniisip ng mga maka-binay na isang malaking kapalpakan ang administrasyon ni PNoy. Hindi rin nila maitatanggi ang katotohanan na sila yong mga taong desperado na simula pa noong Nakikita ng mga taong ito na mas lalong yumayaman ang mga mayayaman na, at mas lalo namang naghihirap ang matagal ng mahihirap na at mas palaki pa nang palaki ang agwat sa pagitan ng mga mayayaman at mga mahihirap. Ang nais ng mga maka-binay na to ay yaong isang Pangulo na malapit sa masa. Yaon bang pumupunta sa mga burol ng kanilang mga kamag-anak, na para sa kanila ay napakalaking bagay na. Hindi na nababahala pa at nababagabag pa ang mga maka- Binay sa mga kung anumang uri ng alegasyon ng korapsiyon. Sapat na ang lahat ng kanilang nasaksihan sa mundo ng pulitika upang gawin silang manhid sa mga ganitong uri ng mga isyu laban sa kanilang kandidato sa pagka-pangulo. Kumbinsido na ng kanilang mga konsensiya na katuwirang, Tutal lahat naman ng mga kandidatong yan ay magnanakaw. E susuportahan na namin ang isang kandidatong nakapagbabalik ng kahit gaano man kaliit na kunsuwelo sa mga mahihirap, maging ito man ay cake o libreng sine/pelikula. Ano nga ba naman ang nagawa para sa kanila ng mga mayayamang ito? At kapag pinagtatawanan at nilalait ang panlabas na kaanyuan ng kanilang kandidato, parang sila na rin daw ang nilalait mo. Sundan natin sa mga maka- Duterte (at mahirap sabihin na hindi sila mas dumadami). Pinaniniwalaan ng mga maka- Duterte na ang pinaka-mabigat at pinaka-pangunahing suliranin ng Pilipinas ay kawalan ng disiplina at kawalan ng takot sa batas. Kumbinsido sila na kung hindi magkakaroon ng isang pinuno ang bansa na may kamay na bakal ay patuloy na mamumuhay sa kaguluhan at magkakaroon ng anarkiya sa Pilipinas. Maaaring hibang pa rin sa rehimeng Marcos ang mga maka-duterte o di kaya y masyado pa silang bata upang masariwa nila ang rehimeng ito at patuloy pa ring nangangarap ng isang bagong lipunan. Ano t ano pa man, naniniwala ang mga taga-suporta ni Duterte na hindi Ang nais nila y kaunlaran, hindi katapangan. Wala silang pakialam kahit boring pa ang kandidato nila sapagkat hindi ito dapat na kasali sa punukatan at katangian ng isang mabuti, matapat, at maayos na pinuno ng isang bansa. Towards the Light ABEL SOTO nararapat na bigyan pa ng due process ang mga criminal at kailangan na dagliang maparusahan para sa krimen na kanilang ginawa. Ang paglapastangan sa karapatang pantao ay hindi na nakaa-alarma sa mga maka-duterte sapagkat, katuwiran nila, ang kanila mismong mga karapatang pantao ay paulit-ulit ng nalapastangan ng mga sumusuway at wala ng paggalang pa sa batas. Labis na pabor ang mga ito sa death penalty at kung maaari pa nga y nais nila ng agarang kamatayan para sa mga criminal. At kung sakaling ang maparusahan ng kamatayan ay inosente naman pala, malas na lang niya ang katuwiran nila. Nais ng mga maka-duterte ang isang kinatatakutang pinuno (hindi bale na kahit hindi kagalang-galang, sapagkat para sa kanila, sino pa nga ba naman ang kagalang-galang na kandidato sa ngayon.) Suriin naman natin ang mga maka-miriam (na sa Facebook lang maaaring marami sila). Sa opinion ng mga maka-miriam, ang kailangan ng bansa ay isang matalinong pinuno na walang takot na ilathala at ihayag sa buong mundo ang kagaguhan at katangahan ng kahit na sino lalo na yaong mga nasa-puwesto sa pamahalaan. Ito ang iniisip nilang magdadala sa Pilipinas sa kadakilaan: ang katalinuhan at matalinong katapangan. At kung hindi man magkaganito, kahit paano y ang kunsuwelo de bobo ng mga maka-miriam ay mayroon silang mga matatalinong hugot lines araw-araw. Nakauugnay sila sa kaniyang katalinuhan dahil sa isip nila y pinalilibutan siya ng mga kandidatong tatanga-tanga lamang. Malamang, sila yong mga botante na medyo bata-bata pa at mga ideyalilstiko pa ang pananaw sa buhay; labis silang humahanga sa isang kandidato na nakukuha pang humugot ng linya mula sa X-Men para lamang ipaalam sa mundo na may kanser siya. Sila ang mga botanteng hindi na nababagabag pa ng matagal ng tsismis na may tililing sa ulo ang kanilang sinusuportahang kandidato sapagkat naniniwala sila na manipis lamang ang hibla sa pagitan ng pagiging henyo at sira-ulo. Nakapaglingkod na siya sa lahat ng sangay ng pamahalaan, kung alam na niya ang lahat ng ritmo, galaw, at tugtog sa pulitika. Sa tingin nga ng mga maka-miriam, naging Pangulo na siya noon pa lamang 1992, kung kaya t ang kaniyang pagkapanalo sa darating na halalan ay magsisilbing pagtatama sa kawalan ng hustisya sa ating bansa. Para naman sa mga maka- Grace Poe (na marami pa rin naman sila sa kabila ng kawalan ng katiyakan kung makatatakbo pa rin ba siya bilang Pangulo). Nais nila ng pagbabago, at naniniwala sila na ito y makakamit lamang sa tulong ng isang Pangulong bago sa ganitong larangan, walang bahid-dungis sa kaniyang nakaraang kaugnayan sa kung sino pa mang mga pulitiko, mayayaman, at makapangyarihan. Hindi mahalaga para sa kanila kung hindi pa siya subok sa larangan ng pulitika at pamamahala, o kung sadyang kakaunti lamang ang kaalamang mayroon tungkol sa kaniyang nakaraan. Sa katunayan, mas nakikita ng mga maka-grace Poe na bentahe sa kaniya ito, sapagkat mayayakap niya ang kanilang mga adhikain, ang kanilang mga pangarap, at mga prinsipyo. At kung tungkol naman sa isang makabagong alamat na siya ay anak ng dating Pangulong Marcos, ang kanilang reaksiyon ay depende na lamang sa kung ano ang kanilang pananaw at damdamin tungkol kay Marcos. Ang kailangan lang nilang malaman ay siya ay mabuting tao, at batid nila ito sapagkat mahusay naman siyang magsalita at magalang, may breeding (bagamat hindi pa matiyak kung kanino ba talagang lahi siya nagmula), at isa siyang nice lady. At ang mga maka-mar Roxas naman (hindi na nga dumadami ay lalo pa yatang nababawasan, depende sa patalastas na napanood mo sa kaniya). Ang tingin naman nila ay naging mahusay at maganda ang administrasyon ni PNoy. Pakiramdam nila na umalwa ang kanilang mga buhay simula pa noong 2010, at nais nilang maipagpatuloy itong kanilang tinatamasang kaunlaran sa kanilang buhay. Tinatanggap nilang may mga nagsusumiksik na suliranin pa rin, subalit pinaniniwalaan nilang hindi ito kasalanan ng pamahalaan at may kasalukuyan nang ginagawa ang pamahalaan upang malutas ang mga suliraning ito (patunay na raw rito ang suliraning sa trapiko sa ka- Maynilaan). Naghahanap ang mga maka-mar Roxas ng isang pinunong may sapat na katalinuhan at karanasan sa pamahalaan at alam kung paano umuusad ang sistema at kung paano patatakbuhin ito ng maayos (sa Matuwid na Daan). Ang nais nila y kaunlaran, hindi katapangan. Wala silang pakialam kahit boring pa ang kandidato nila sapagkat hindi ito dapat na kasali sa punukatan at katangian ng isang mabuti, matapat, at maayos na pinuno ng isang bansa. Patunay pa nga ito na silent worker ang kanilang Pangulo na patuloy lamang na gumagawa ng kaniyang mga tungkulin at hindi alintana ang mga resulta mga surveys (na nababayaran naman daw depende kung sino ang nag-survey) at sa mga approval ratings. Patuloy rin nilang hindi pinag-uusapan ang tungkol sa kabiyak ng kanilang kandidato. Sapat na ang tiwala lamang sila na hindi siya magnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan. Kanino mo nakikita ngayon ang iyong sarili sa iboboto mong Pangulo sa darating na halalan? Parnasong Kapampangan Neng Capa M. Pangan Ing bie pulitiku nung misan Inyang atin ku pang limpak a pibandian At kabilang karing asias ning lipunan, Kanita, dakal la, kalulu t atinan Ding kapanalig ku at kakaluguran. Ikit ku, nu ku mang balen mipapasyal Misusumangid ing aniaya ring dakal, At agiang nanu mung okasyun king lugal Aku ing keraklan bisitang pandangal. Balamu e ganap ing tula karela Nung keng pamitipun akung e mipunta; Ing peka-ispesyal yang kaku yapag da, Bayu miampang karing aliwang bisita. Pasbul ning bale ku biklat keng manawa, Karing kenu pa man a kaku magsarya; Malaya lang lungub angga king kusina, King nanu mang oras mangan ya ing bisa. Alang e midinan o kaku mekakua King kaku y nawad da lalam kung upaya; Pati na ring e ku sadiang kapamingua, Pekiabayan ku lang anti ring aliwa. Kanita ing balang katayang sabian ku, Pakirandaman dang anting igkas Ginu; Malati t maragul kanaku mamintu Alang e metupad king balang buri ku. Dapot uling ing bie mengari mung dugang, Ngana nang mibabo, ngana nang milalam Kanita, atinan ngeni rugu, oyan Ing anggang tipun ku melaso, mesintang. Ing lalung makirut a kanakung kimtan, Mebating kung bandi pati kaluguran; Ngening lupa na ku t ala nang sikanan, Ing mitagan kaku Asu niang pulgasan! quotable quotes Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. John W. Gardner Be heard! Send us your comments & opinions mail US: 2nd Floor, U2 Building, Dolores, McArthur, Hi-way, City of San Fernando, Pampanga US:
6 6 ENTERTAINMENT Headline Gitnang Luzon december 18-20, 2015 PHILIPPINE CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICE (pcso) lotto results LOTTO GAME combinations DRAW DATE JACKPOT WINNERS Megalotto 6/ /16/ ,835, Digit /16/ , Swertres Lotto 11AM /16/2015 4, Swertres Lotto 4PM /16/2015 4, Swertres Lotto 9PM /16/2015 4, EZ2 Lotto 9PM /16/2015 4, EZ2 Lotto 11AM /16/2015 4, EZ2 Lotto 4PM /16/2015 4, Grand Lotto /16/ ,645, Carla Abellana, no-no sa mga beauty contests P ANG-BEAUTY QUEEN ang itsura ni Carla Abellana mula ulo hanggang paa. Ganun din ang laman ng kanyang utak. Pero, never siyang nag-attempt na sumali sa anumang beauty contest. Simple ang katwitran ni Carla sa bonggang presscon ng bago niyang ini-endorse na Vita E Softgel Capsule Vitamin. I got to watch on TV, how the contestants react every time they are asked questions. I admit na nakakanerbiyos ang mga tanong kaya never akong pumayag sa mga offers sa akin na sumali sa ano mang beauty contest. Nakalimutan yata ni Carla na cum laude siya nang mag-graduate sa college. Nakakapagtaka ito dahil very articulate si Carla sa mga pagsagot sa Q and A portion sa lahat ng presscon na ginaganap kaugnay ng kanyang mga pelikula at endorsements tulad ng araw na iyon. Mas comfortable ako dahil kilala ako ang halos lahat ng movie press. Usually, hindi rin laging solo ang interviews, tulad nito, kung saan hindi lang ako ang present, kundi mga kaibigan ko who are very kind to me. Kahit may mga nakaka-stress silang tanong, madali silang ma- G USTO ma-meet si Lovi Poe ng international author na si Taryn Fisher nang i-post ang Kapuso actress sa kanyang social media account ang pagbabasa please at madali rin silang matuwa kahit madalas akong matipid akong sumagot tungkol sa lovelife ko. But when it comes to beauty secrets, open ako. Alam ko rin na marami ang gustong madagdagan ang beauty nila, tulad ko. Natutuhan na rin ni Carla na huwag seryosohin ang mga basher, dahil they are a part of the business. Pinakamatinding maituturing niya ang paglabas ng choice niya sa susuportahang presidential candidate. Hindi matapus-tapos. Even if I chose to be silent about it, tuloy pa rin sila. Hindi naman po ako namimilit na si Mar Roxas ang piliin nilang iboto. May choice naman sila, dahil, pinag-iisipan naman talaga yan. Lovi Poe pinatulan ng international author niya ng The Opportunist ng manunulat. Nilagyan ng aktres ng caption na, You broke my heart in so many it s insane. You touched the inner Olivia Kaspen in me and made me realize that there s so much more to loving someone than just making myself happy. Napansin naman ni Fisher ang post ni Lovi at t u m u g o n ng, I hope I get to meet you next year when I visit the Philippines. Our inner Olivias can meet. Siyempre pa, galak na galak si Lovi sa pagbibigay pansin ng international author. Torn between two lovers T ORN between Marlo Mortel at Elmo Magalona si Janella Salvador ngayon. Ito ang pinoproblema ng mga tagahanga nina Janella at Marlo nang ikontrata ng ABS si Elmo Magalona para makatambal ni Janella sa teleseryeng Born to Love. Posible raw kasing may mabuong Janelmo (Janella- Elmo) agad-agad sa sandaling mag-taping ang nabanggit na teleserye. Sa umpisa pa lang, pinaguusapan na ang chemistry nina Janella at Elmo dahil hindi sila basta-basta isasalang ng Kapamilya network kung wala silang nakikitang pag-asang mag-hit ang HINDI agad namukhaan si Arci Munoz nang lumabas siya sa isang eksena sa A Second Chance na pinagtatambalan nina John Lloyd Cruz at Bea Alonzo, at sa sobrang lakas ay posibleng umabot ng P500M sa unang linggo pa lamang ng palabas nito sa mahigit 300 na sinehan. Pero, hindi tumigil ang mga nagtatanong dahil nagmarka talaga ang eksena niyang iyon. Napakaganda niya sa kanyang maikling buhok. At matindi ang dating niya bilang babaeng nakilala ni John Lloyd bilang Popoy sa Qatar at tambalan nila. Pareho ring galing sa pamilya ng mga singer sina Janella (mom niya si Janine Desiderio ng Miss Saigon ) at Elmo (dad niya si Francis Magalona, SLN) at napatunayan na ito sa ilang recordings nila na most-requested ngayon sa mga radio station. Hindi rin nalalayo ang edad nila. May mga sarili silang solid fans na sumusuporta sa kanila kahit wala silang ka-love team. Pero, naghahanda rin ang Janella-Marlo fans dahil nalalapit na ang Metro Manila Film Festival kung saan magkasama sina Janella at Marlo sa pelikulang Haunted Mansion ng Regal Entertainment. Hindi nila sineseryoso kahit ka-love triangle nina Janella at Marlo si Jerome Ponce dahil may Jane Oineza ito sa tunay na buhay. Ayon sa kanilang mga tagahanga, hindi basta-basta matitibag ang Janella-Marlo loveteam dahil may pinagsamahan na sila at close ang mom ni Janella sa mom ni Marlo. Arci Muñoz paiba-iba ang hitsura lihim na umibig sa lalaking tumulong sa kanya para magtagumpay bilang isang architect. Siya rin ang babaeng muntik nang magwagi sa puso ni Popoy, kung hindi lamang matibay ang kanyang pagmamahal kay Basha. Hindi kayo maniniwalang siya rin si Arci Munoz na mahaba ang buhok at isa sa mga bidang babae sa Pasion de Amor na nasa second season na ng seksing serye. Dahil sa tindi ng pagma-markang iyon, may inihahanda nang pelikula at teleserye for Arci sooner than soon.
7 december 18-20, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon 7 nona submerges... from Page 1 Angie Blanco, head of the Pampanga Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDR- RMO), said floodwaters are still at tolerable levels, especially the villages which are adjacent to the Pampanga River. Floodwaters on the streets range from 1 to 3 feet. We are continuously monitoring the water level in Pampanga River which serves as a catch basin of water cascading down from upstream Nueva Ecija and Aurora, said Blanco over the gov lauds... from Page 1 enough remuneration from the government or sometimes receiving nothing at all. Hence, the governor reiterated his appeal to the tanods to continue their efforts in helping their respective communities. I am renewing my call for you to intensify your efforts in helping and supporting the province in maintaining peace and order, the governor told the bantay-bayan members in attendance. Police Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Recomono Jr., police provincial director, said the Bantay-Bayan who serves as force multipliers are instrumental in maintaining peace and order. The Pampanga top cop said the arrest of thousands of drug personalities was possible due to the paskuhan... from Page 2 Jose, will also hold a mass on both Christmas and New Year s Eve. Families will surely have a relaxing time enjoying the resort s beach and pool amenities, taking the heritage and workshop tours on a cold weather, watching the Philippines it system... from Page 2 and maintain a new IT system that would link the public financial management (PFM) processes of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Bureau of Treasury (BTr), two of the key oversight agencies of the government. The system will go live in Pursuant to the National Government s Updated Public Financial Management Reform Roadmap, the BTMS would link the financial processes of the DBM and the BTr, helping collect and organize government financial information in a central database to support the following PFM functions: Budget Management, Commitments Management, Payments Management, Receipts Management, Cash Management, Accounting, and Fiscal Reporting. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said the BTMS Project will history... from Page 4 In Spain, from huge gatherings (social and political clubs), he bravely spoke about the evils of the Spanish rule in his country; denouncing vigorously the role of the friars in introducing and maintaining obscurantism in the Philippines and in obstructing progress of the people. Historians regard Lopez Jaena, Marcelo del Pilar and Dr. Jose Rizal as the triumvirate of Filipino Want to broaden your business horizon? LET US HELP YOU! CALL phone. She said DRRMO personnel have been on standby alert and ready to be deployed for evacuation should the need arises. Among the flooded areas include parts of Arayat, San Simon, Candaba, Macabebe and Apalit, said Blanco, but no evacuation had been conducted. The people in those areas are already used to the situation. They are just waiting for the signal of authorities to leave, She added. alertness and information coming from the Bantay-Bayan. There are several instances when the Bantay-Bayan helped us apprehend suspects of criminal offense, Recomono It was learned that 2,000 drug personalities in Pampanga were arrested this year alone through anti-illegal drug operations with the support of the Bantay-Bayan and barangay officials. This is the result of the intensified anti-illegal drug campaign after conducting more than 600 operations for this year with the help of the force multipliers, the police director Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Director Gladys Rosales said that prices of shabu in the province increased. beautiful sunset, and just staying in at the lovely houses and hotel rooms while peacefully celebrating the holidays with loved ones. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, the country s first and only heritage resort by the sea, is managed by Asian improve fiscal and budget management and strengthen the transparency and accountability measures implemented under the Aquino administration. Efficiency in the use of public funds is central to the administration s goal of creating genuine transparency and accountability, which is a requirement for earning the trust of the citizens, Abad The BTMS will complement the Updated PFM Roadmap strategy in emphasizing an incremental approach and consolidating progress around a number of key PFM reforms. As such, the new system will be embedded in critical areas like the budget management processes at the DBM and the cash management processes at the BTr, said DBM Undersecretary and Chief Information Officer Richard Moya. propagandists. He was one of the founders and editors of La Solidaridad in 1888, which served as the mouthpiece of the Filipinos in Spain. As editor, Lopez Jaena did not receive any salary. His only compensation was free lodging, meals, clothing and a little pocket money for trivial expenses. He also wrote in many publications in Europe, where his name Pampanga and other areas in Central Luzon are experiencing improved weather today but the water levels in flooded areas are still rising. Typhoon Nona is now on its exit path, leaving minor damages in the region due to continuous rains in the past two days. Blanco said barangay officials in flooded areas have been directed to implement their disaster mitigating action plan should the situation worsen. From P1,200, the price per gram of shabu increased to P4,200. Meaning, many suspects were already apprehended which resulted to the low supply of shabu here in Pampanga, Rosales During the assessment, food packs, slippers and caps were distributed by the Governor together with board members Anthony Joseph Torres and Salvador Dimson Jr., Rosve Henson, Ferdinand Labung, Arthur Salalila, Cherry Manalo, Crisostomo Garbo, Gerome Tubig, Teddy Tumang and former board member Fritzie David-Dizon, DILG Provincial Director Myrvi Fabia, department heads of the Capitol and other local officials. Grand Legacy Hotels Corp. It is located in Bagac, Bataan, just a threehour drive from Manila via NLEx and SCTEx. For inquiries, call Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Manila sales and reservation office at (63-2) and (63-2) Moya said the BTMS will take its place as a pillar in the Aquino administration s overall reform program, together with other reform initiatives: a streamlined reporting system, a functional Unified Accounts Code Structure (UACS), an operational Treasury Single Account (TSA), and an institutionalized Performance-Informed Budgeting (PIB). We re still on track in building one of the keystones in the Administration s program for fiscal transparency and accountability in government. On par with previous reform initiatives, we re confident that the BTMS will hold up the integrity of our public financial management processes, Moya To streamline current financial systems, spending agencies will eventually use the BTMS as their framework for budget execution and accountability. became famous as the Fighting Filipino Journalist abroad. His obsession to free his country sapped his physical strength, until he died of tuberculosis on January 20, 1896 in Barcelona, Spain. This was followed by the death of Marcelo H. del Pilar on July 4 of the same year, and of Dr. Rizal by firing squad on December 30, thus ending the great triumvirate of Filipino propagandists. US : (045) US : VISIT US : 2nd Floor, U2 Bldg., MacArthur Hiway, Dolores, City of San Fernando (P) higher member... from Page 3 efits if the illness is caused by the member s employment. Members must have missed at least four work days due to an illness and employees must have used up all their sick leave credits in a given year to qualify for sickness benefits. The maximum amount of sickness benefits, which cover 240 days, is P115,200 and P48,000 under the SS and EC, respectively. Members must also have least three posted SSS contributions within the 12-month period prior to the semester of pregnancy or illness to be eligible for sickness and maternity benefits. We urge members to maintain an active SSS membership so that they qualify for benefits when the need arises, San Jose As provided by the Social Security Law, employers are required to pay in advance their workers sickness and maternity benefits, and then apply for the corresponding reimbursement from the SSS. The SSS would release the benefit reimbursement directly to the bank account designated by the employer. Members whose employers refuse to advance the payment for their SSS sickness and maternity benefits may go to the nearest SSS branch and file a complaint. Complainants need to submit proof of employment, such as their company IDs, and the SSS sickness notification duly received by their employer. Upon receiving the complaint, the SSS would first investigate, and if warranted, would then compel the employer to comply with the advancement of sickness and maternity benefit. If the employer still refuses to pay the employee, the institution would then refer the complaint to SSS lawyers for proper action. Those who violate the provisions of the Social Security Law may be sentenced to a jail term of six years and one day up to twelve years, and pay fines ranging from P5,000 to P20,000, depending on the discretion of the court. Members are also reminded to carefully read any document before affixing their signatures. We have received reports about employees being asked to sign a document stating that their employers have already paid their SSS benefit, when in fact not a single centavo has been given to them, San Jose Employees accounted for P3.17 billion, or 82 percent, of the total SSS disbursements for maternity benefits released for the first three quarters of this year, as well as P1.42 billion, or 86 percent, of all sickness benefits paid during the same period. Apart from short-term claims for sickness and maternity, the SSS also provides benefits for contingencies such as retirement, disability and death that include payment of monthly pensions. The agency has over two million pensioners at present. video streaming... from Page 2 tion standards. Mayor Edwin Santiago said that they are also focusing on helping the industry penetrate the international market through more quality made lanterns. Heritage is everywhere; and an understanding of our past is increasingly critical to the understanding of our contemporary cultural context and place in global society. The impending ASEAN integration encourages us to find the niche within the globalized market. What sets us apart from others that would give us the much needed impetus to be different is a model for the contemporary culture that is what is embedded in the giant lantern. The leap on the economy driven by the tourism and trade that is being roused by this major event is the ultimate objective in the merge of heritage and development, Santiago Aside from China, the Parul Sampernandu has been in Hollywood in 1993, a year before, at the World Expo in Spain, the Philippines embassies and consulates in Canada, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Thailand and the United States, among others. The city s lanterns had also decorated areas such as Austrian landmarks including the Rathausplatz and Ethnology Museum in Vienna, as well as the Stadtturm in Innsbruck, including the Lord Mayor s House in Dublin and the Good Shepherd Cathedral in Singapore. big-time drug... from Page 2 said area. Rosales said the two were apprehended in a drug buy-bust operation at Dona Carmen, Zarogaza Avenue, Colinas Verdes Subdivision, City of San Jose Del Monte. Borngaw and Guzman are included in the list of high-value targets operating in the City of San Jose Del Monte and nearby towns. Confiscated from the suspects was a plastic sachet containing the illegal substance. The suspects are now detained at the PDEA 3 Jail Facility in this camp.