1 VOLUME IV NO. 154 FEBRUARY 05-07, 2016 FRIDAY - SUNDAY AID DISTRIBUTION. Vice Gov. Dennis Pineda, together with Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr., Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque, and Ex- Officio Board Member Atty. Gerome Tubig, leads the distribution of financial assistance to 1,862 typhoon-affected farmers held inside the Candaba Trade Center yesterday. --JUN JASO Dept. of Health lauds Pampanga s outstanding blood programs By Angelique Tuazon-Eliseo CLARK FREEPORT The Department of Health-Regional Office III (DoH-3) lauded the provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia G. Pineda for its outstanding blood programs during an awards ceremony held at the Holiday Inn here recently. Governor Pineda was named as Most Supportive and Active Governor to Blood Service Program Implementation, while the province was recognized for its Best Practices and Innovation on Voluntary Blood Services Program Implementation and the Single Largest Mobile Blood Donation, recorded at 511 recruited and 363 successfully bled donors. According to DoH- III Regional Director Dr. Leonita Gorgolon, the event dubbed, Central Luzon s 1st Recognition for Outstanding Blood Program Implementers and Stakeholders aims to acknowledge and to show appreciation for the efforts exerted by the awardees in their respective blood programs. Thank you for going the extra mile in helping us keep the national blood necessities and developing efficient voluntary blood donation system in Central Luzon, Gorgolon said. Other awardees include mayors Leonora Wong of San Simon, Venancio Macapagal of San Luis and Edwin Santiago of the City of San Fernando as the most supportive and active local doh lauds...page 7 VG Pineda distributes P17.8-M aid to typhoon-affected farmers By ELAINE MERCADO CANDABA, PAMPANGA The provincial government started the distribution of P17,773,698 in financial assistance to 6,860 farmers affected by recent typhoon Nona. vg pineda...page 7 Gov. Pineda to water districts: Request for nat l gov t subsidy By jess malabanan lar water treatment analysis to ensure the safety of consumers. CLARK FREEPORT Gov. Lilia You have to seek for government subsidy to ensure that Nanay Pineda urged officials of the Philippine Association of water is safe and of quality, said Water Districts (PAWD) to 2nd seek Floor Pineda U2 during Bldg., the 37th Mc-Arthur PAWD Highway, PAWD NATIONAL Brgy. Dolores, CONVENTION. City Gov. of San Lilia Pineda Fernando, formally opens Pampanga the 37th National Convention of the Philippine Association of Water Districts held at address: the Fontana Convention Center yesterday. The governor is batting for safe and help from the national Tel/Fax government in order to improve servic- Fontana Resort and Casino here affordable water. --DENG PANGILINAN No.: (045) National , Convention , held at the es, even as she called for a regu- pineda to water... PAGE 7 For your construction needs: Quality Gravel G-1, Gravel 3/4, Sub-base, Base Course 2nd Floor U2 Bldg., Mc-Arthur Highway, Brgy. Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga Tel/Fax No.: (045) , , address:
2 2NEWSHeadline Gitnang Luzon FEBRUARY 05-07, 2016 DepEd-3 holds 2016 CLRAA Meet CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Department of Education Region III will formally open the 2016 Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet on February 7 to 12 at the Bulacan Sports Complex, Sta. Isabel, Malolos City, Bulacan. Hosted by the Province of Bulacan and DepEd Schools Division Offlce (SDO) of Bulacan, it has for its theme Developing Strong Character Through Sports. The 2016 CLRAA aims to select athletes who will represent the region in the 2016 Palarong Pambansa, to inculcate discipline, teamwork and excellence, and to promote sportsmanship and camaraderie among the athletes in 20 Schools Divisions in the region. The youth s involvement in sports plays an integral role in the holistic and well-balanced development necessary in the attainment of their fullest potentials and ambitions in life. Their active participation in various sports activities not only improves their physical and mental abilities in their chosen sport, but it also becomes an opportunity for them to instill among themselves the values of hard work, discipline, and excellence, said OIC-Regional Director Malcolm S. Garma. The sport events include Archery, Amis, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Football, Gymnastics, Sepak Takraw, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Special Olympics. Billiard, Futsal and Sepak Takraw- CLRAA... Page 7 STALL VISIT. Mayor Edwin Santiago and Agro-Industrial Trade Fair Chair Engr. Ferdinand Caylao visit the stall of Pining s House of Curtains and Beddings products which are made in Brgy San Juan. --CSF-CIO PHOTO CSF trade fair highlights local products By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario CITY OF SAN FERNANDO A total of 45 business stalls are displayed today along Consunji Street in front of the City Hall as the seventh Agro-Industrial Trade Fair officially opened the other day. Mayor Edwin EdSa Santiago led the ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF PAMPANGA Municipality of Arayat OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A ). Notice is hereby served to the public that TEODORA PINEDA GOZUN has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in the date of birth from SEPTEMBER 10, 1955 to AUGUST 13, 1955 in the certificate of live birth of TEODORA PINEDA born on SEPTEMBER 9, 1955 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are FEDERICO PINEDA and GREGORIA LABAO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than two weeks upon publication. HGL: February 05 & 12, 2016 Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF PAMPANGA Municipality of Arayat OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A ). Notice is hereby served to the public that RONALD SANTIAGO MIRANDA has filed with this office, a petition for change of first name from BUOYET to RONALD and correction of entries in the date of birth from SEPTEM- BER 9, 1961 to AUGUST 9, 1961 in the certificate of live birth of BUOYET SANTIAGO MIRANDA born on SEPTEMBER 9, 1961 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are AMOR MIRANDA and LORETA SANTIAGO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than two weeks upon publication. HGL: February 05 & 12, 2016 MA. GRETA P. DE ALA Mun. Civil Registrar MA. GRETA P. DE ALA Mun. Civil Registrar BY Charlene A. Cayabyab CLARK FREEPORT Widus Hotel and Casino will turn Pampanga into the Fête capital of the country as it hosts a world-class party experience graced by international performers. Widus will host PULSE, a party that will showcase formally launch the event. He was also joined by Chairman of Agro-Industrial Trade Fair, Engr. Ferdinand Caylao, Head of Investment Promotion s Office, Engr. Remedios Agoncillo, Department of Trade and Industry staff Nathaniel Samson and other LGU officials. Mayor Edwin Santiago stressed that the event is made possible through the collaboration of City Investment Promotion s Center and the city s Negosyo Center. We hold this event every year to promote the city s One Barangay, One Product campaign, which aims to help Fernandino micro-entrepreneurs endorse their products to the public, the city mayor added. This year s Trade Fair highlights delectable food like sweets some of Asia s best DJs on February 13. Staged by Yaparazzi Events, spearheaded by party guru Javi Martinez, and supported by Valkyrie Club, the ultimate party experience will be topbilled by the Singapore-based Rave Republic, the dynamic DJ duo who has a chart-topping and delicacies; art crafts and furniture; wooden and aluminum products, home accessories, Kapampangan-inspired personalized shirts and many more. Aside from Fernandino micro-entrepreneurs, the Gender and Development livelihood women, Department of Trade and Industry Diskwento Caravan and City Agriculture and Widus hotel hosts world-class dance fest single signed under Warner Music Singapore. Rave Republic has performed in some of the biggest festivals and clubs in Asia like ZoukOut, Ultra Music Festival in Korea, Road to Ultra Singapore and It s the Ship Festival in Singapore, and as well as in DANCE FEST... Page 7 RED ORCHID AWARD. The Department of Health-Regional Office 3 recognizes the Municipality of Samal, Bataan as a recipient of the Red Orchid Award for the outstanding support, commitment and excellent performance in the Department of Health s MDGs. --MHIKE R. CIGARAL Veterinary Office also joined the said trade fair. The City Mayor invites all kabalen to visit the trade fair which is open to everyone until February 6, from 8 a.m. onwards. The Agro-Industrial Trade Fair is in line with Kaganapan 2016, chaired by Alex Magsino, in celebration of the 15th Cityhood Anniversary of San Fernando. Motorcycle rider killed in Bataan road mishap By Mhike R. Cigaral BALANGA CITY A motorcycle rider died on the spot when he was accidentally sideswiped by a 10-wheeler truck along Roman Highway in Barangay Cataning of this component city, the local police here reported the other day. In a report from Insp. Jennifer Cruz, information chief of the Bataan Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Orlando Pangilinan, legal age and a resident of San Vicente, Orion, Bataan. Initial investigations revealed that the victim was on board his Honda XRM motorcycle (2576- CA) going to the direction of Mariveles town when he was accidentally sideswiped by an overtaking 10-wheeler truck driven by Virgilio Baluyot. The victim sustained serious head and body injuries that caused his death. Baluyot is now under custody of the police for further investigation and proper disposition.
3 FEBRUARY 05-07, 2016 Headline Gitnang Luzon BUSINESS 3 Macabebe vendors get DoLE assistance By Charlene A. Cayabyab Manila bettor wins P56.4-M lotto pot CITY OF SAN FERNANDO At least 33 ambulant vendors from Macabebe coastal town received their Negosyo sa Kariton (Negokarts) from the Department of Labor and Employment in Central Luzon (DoLE 3) on Thursday. DoLE 3 chief Ana Dione reported to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that the livelihood carts assistance worth P495,000 was sourced from the Bottoms-up-Budgeting (BUB) of the local government of Macabebe. Our convergence with local government units, through the help of the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) and Barangay Training and Employment Coordinators (BTECs), has made MANILA A lucky bettor from Manila has won the Mega Lotto 6/45 jackpot worth P56,442,224 drawn on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office General Manager Atty. Jose Ferdinand Rojas II said the winning ticket with combination was bought from a lotto outlet in Tutuban C.M. Recto, Tondo, Manila. Meanwhile, 57 bettors won the 2nd Prize worth P19,900, while 2,261 others won the 3rd Prize worth P400. FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS! You can grab our Digital Edition Copy via & click Cover Today it easier for us to determine what kind of suitable interventions, through our various livelihood programs, to provide our marginalized individuals or groups, Dione said. Present during the livelihood carts distribution were Macabebe Mayor Annette Flores-Balgan, DoLE Pampanga Field Office head Arlene Tolentino, Municipal Administrator Jumel Cruz, and other local officials. The livelihood carts are enhanced or start-up businesses on fresh meat and fish, snacks, and street foods such as fish ball, hotdog, chicken ball, kikiam, salted and raw eggs. Aside from the carts, all beneficiaries have undergone entrepreneurship development training (EDT) and provided with additional raw materials to ensure they could improve and sustain their businesses. The DoLE s Negosyo sa Kariton Project aims to respond to unemployment problems by assisting ambulant vendors in enhancing their existing livelihood undertakings into more profitable and sustainable businesses. Early Bird rates at Summit Hotels and Resorts CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Planning the perfect summer holiday for you and your loved ones? At Summit Hotels and Resorts, guests booking days in advance of their desired check-in date are in for a great treat. With the Early Bird Rates, travellers can get as much as 45% off on room rates when they make their reservations at least 31 days in advance. With Summit Hotels and Resorts Early Bird Rates, one can book ahead for that perfect Tagaytay summer vacation for as low as P4,777 per night with buffet breakfast for two, inclusive of VAT. These Early Bird Rates, exclusively offered at the official website, are applicable to all hotel properties of Summit Hotels and Resorts. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Tagaytay s fresh mountain air in Summit Ridge Hotel. Be at the center of everything bright and delightful in Fuente, Cebu s Summit Circle Hotel. Or treat yourself to an urban escape and well-deserved shopping trip in Summit Hotel Magnolia, located right next to Robinsons Magnolia, an award-winning mall in Quezon City. All at great room rates when you plan ahead and book your stay directly at The Early Bird Rates are available at Summit Hotels and Resorts website according to when you book the earlier, the better! To take advantage of these Early Bird Rates, guests have to click the Book Now button on the hotel s website. This will open up its online reservation system. Here, guests must enter their check-in and check-out dates to view the Best Available Rates and room availability. Guests should keep in mind that the Early Bird Rates only applies to reservations made days before the preferred check-in date. Rates may vary per night and changes in booking details, including transfer of booking to another person, are allowed only up to 72 hours before check-in time. Appropriate charges may apply. Booking Terms and conditions apply. Get the most updated information about Summit Hotels and Resorts right on its site. Everything from guest room information to meeting details, not to mention exclusive offers and savings available to guests who book direct. More savings are offered through its monthly e-newsletter so be sure to sign up on
4 4 OPINION Headline Gitnang Luzon FEBRUARY 05-07, 2016 EDITORIAL New recognition WE RE pretty sure Gov. Lilia Pineda is proud of the province s new achievement, after the Department of Health has lauded Pampanga for its outstanding blood programs. While the Governor was named as Most Supportive and Active Governor to Blood Service Program Implementation, the province was recognized for its Best Practices and Innovation on Voluntary Blood Services Program Implementation. The province has also been recognized for the Single Largest Mobile Blood Donation, having had 511 recruited and 363 successfully bled donors. The awarding event, according to DoH-III Regional Director Dr. Leonita Gorgolon, aims to acknowledge and show appreciation for the efforts exerted by the awardees in their respective blood programs. The awardees have gone the extra mile, so to speak, in helping the Department of Health keep the national blood necessities and developing an efficient voluntary blood donation system in Central Luzon. The Capitol, through its Provincial Blood Council chaired by Governor Pineda, regularly holds multiple bloodletting activities in a year since the council s reconstitution in According to Maria Katrina Zapanta, provincial blood coordinator and council secretariat, the PBC collected a total of 891 successfully screened blood units in the three bloodletting activities held last year. HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon is a Daily Regional Newspaper General Manager: MARLO a. franco Editor: RIA DE FIESTA Layout Artist/Photographer: JP Manalang Reporters: CHARLENE CAYABYAB Marna dagumboy - Del rosario Administrative Staff: sherylin l. rivera Publisher: hgl publishing Website: DISCLAIMER: Views expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial position of HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon or its internet website: com. The publisher does not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for the views of its columnists exercising their right to free expression. All rights reserved. Subject to the conditions provided for by law, no article or photograph published by HEADLINE GITNANG LUZON may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, without its prior consent. Office Address: 2nd Floor, U2 Building, MacArthur Highway, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, 2000 Tel. Nos. (045) Poe-Escudero impressed by Cauguiran S O MANY times that I have seen and heard the former Clark airport EVP and now chief-of-staff Alex Cauguiran talk to a crowd. And when he starts talking, he makes sure that the message is well-delivered, no matter what type of audience there is. I started hearing his name when I was still a tyke and he was then a student leader fighting for a cause. Many years have passed, we met again in his office in Clark when he was still the EVP and I was a TV reporter, and I happened to interview him. The interview went for an hour because I the second time was during the said presscon at Fortune restaurant in Angeles City. Despite not being a media practitioner, he took the mic and expressed the local people s clamor for the utilization of airport while Poe and Escudero listened attentively. With full knowledge of the operation at the airport, Cauguiran went into details on how to properly address the current congestion problem in NAIA and Metro Manila. We are not asking the national government to close the NAIA, he clarified. In fact, a dual transport system can work harmoniously just like what Korea and Japan is doing right now. Escudero immediately Jay Pelayo iv picked up the great idea and he capitalized right away by making a resolution in the senate. with a brilliant solution. Perhaps these features of Cau- On the other hand, aspiring Presiguiran were immediately picked up dent Grace Poe promised some sweet by Presidential candidate Grace Poe words and said that she wants to be and her running mate Senator Fran- instrumental in the full utilization of cis Escudero during a press confer- the Clark Airport. Poe apparently sees ence in Angeles City recently. It was no problem in issuing a national polthe second time I witnessed the great icy, a point which Cauguiran stressed Alexander take the microphone in during the forum. It s not difficult to admire the wisan official open forum. The first was when he exchanged views with DoTC dom of the great Alexander for he Secretary Jun Abaya which was held talks with sense whenever he is in at Widus Convention Center where front of an audience. Listening to him Cauguiran openly criticized the trans- may not be music in the ears but the port secretary for pushing the crea- words he utters from his mouth are tion of Sangley airport in Cavite; and definitely food for the brain. It s a great pleasure to have been able to serve the people with the excellent organization and management skills of Cauguiran. And aside from his forte in organizing, he is also an effective trouble-shooter and a wise strategist. I have never seen a leader who possesses various gifts where he is able to identify particular problems, analyze a given situation, reduce the magnified problem by relevant comparison with similar scenarios, and come up It s not difficult to admire the wisdom of the great Alexander for he talks with sense whenever he is in 4th Quarter front of an audience. did not want to interrupt him in his white board presentation. The result was that I was able to bank one week of news about the airport. He is known for delivering long impromptu speeches, that even when he is only asked to introduce a speaker, would take longer than the whole speech of the keynote speaker himself, classic Mr. C that he is. Now that he is back in local government service after his remarkable stint in the airport, I got the opportunity of working with him along with other great minds with big-hearted beings for our beloved city of Angeles. LET US HELP YOU! Want to broaden your business horizon? 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5 OPINION 5 FEBRUARY 05-07, 2016 Headline Gitnang Luzon pahiram muna ng phone mo, pa-miscol ko lang Ma, phone ko. There goes my short-term memory loss striking again. I couldn t find the phone I was just using two minutes ago (If only keys had ringing tones, I would ve saved a lot of time and energy in searching). I was trying to unlock her phone but my stupidity diverted me straight to the messages. Happy 36th Anniversary, jo. It was my mom texting papa (sa kanila ko una narinig yung endearment na jo ). My curiosity led me to open the thread of their conversation. This was one of those rare moments when I get to see some sweet chats from them. When we were much younger, we would often read my dad s love letters to ma old, and their ink were nearly fading, but just the same I was still amazed by the fact that they were kept for such a very long time now. Ma has managed to save all those love letters for 36 years. Those letters have gone through a lot of storms and earthquakes, those letters have travelled to places, they have been inundated but they were kept intact. And after so many years, I get to read again their exchange of thoughts. Happy anniversary, 14 years namu golden tana, my father responded, but what Ma had to say next suddenly created a lump on my throat: Pota eku na dasan ita. Suddenly I was teary-eyed but I had to hold them back. Just recently she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I remember the night after the successful removal of her ovaries, she was groggy. For two consecutive nights, I did not get enough sleep but it was alright; I could stay up more just to watch over her. I would often wake up when I heard her bed creaking, I knew she was itching DURING my brief employment as an assistant to the election assistant of the Commission on Elections in our municipality, I came to know that many candidates were not cognizant on the basic rules and regulations in seeking a government position set forth by the Commission on Elections. They thought that upon filing of the certificate of candidacy, everything is perfected in their own understanding. I was appalled to learn that most of the candidates during that time were violators of some certain provisions of the Omnibus Election Code before and during the campaign period. Needless to say, the candidates had no idea on the provisions of the law or are just thick-headed enough to assert their Pen Talks Aubrey F. Sembrano Brave heart again- side effects of anaesthesia. All I could do was to put powder on her skin and gently scratch her body so she d be relieved even for awhile but even when she was in pain she was so careful not to wake me. She would constantly twitch her fingers too, and I wondered why, so I asked what she was doing. Yung mga sinampay kunin ko, she answered. I thought she was sleeptalking, but she continued twitching her fingers so I asked again and every time she would respond yung mga patatas babalatan ko, magsasaing ako, yung lamesa pupunasan ko. She was still delirious, confused and disoriented tears wouldn t stop running down my face while telling her Ma, magpahinga ka na... ako na. She was still so very drowsy yet she tried hard to open her eyes just to tell me Don t cry, baby... and then she closed them again and I thought that was the most intense yet moving moment I had with Ma that I can never forget. A few more hours she was suddenly anxious, she sat on her bed and she was agitated as if she wanted to convey something so I ran to her. There was so much fear in her watery eyess I could feel she was shaking. I held her hand Napano ka, Ma? I asked, Kinakabahan yata ako sa operation, she uttered. I couldn t hold back the tears again. Ma, tapos na... successful, and I kissed her in her forehead. Her eyes widened and her mouth opened and her tears tore loose finally. There was relief and all she could say was, I m sorry... I m sorry... accustomed views during the election season. Seminars and information dissemination from the electoral agency to the candidates are ineffective. Election paraphernalia are seen far and wide, even in prohibited areas proclaimed by the Comelec. Congratulatory messages from current public officials as well as from candidates are all over town. Grandstanding is prevalent among our elected officials. Ongoing projects of the government are publicized with the name of the government official printed in bold letters, and are nuisances to look at. Ka-epalan is now a common habit of some elected officials and many of us find it annoying. People are not cracked up to know the real truth behind these projects. After several days the biopsy was found to be cancerous. How we dealt with the result was another agony we all had to go through. We were in denial and there were so many questions. Of all people, why does it have to be her? She was the kindest woman I ve known. Fear dominated our mixed emotions. But when you see a strong woman fighting, believing she will be alright, wanting to live longer all those fears disappear. I scrolled down the bar, now I m down to the last text. Dasan ta payta, agnan kata, goodnight, my father responded and they slept. At this point I had to walk away because ma was beside me. Tears still run down my face whenever I remember this. I knew it was pointless to argue with God s plan so in my prayers I only ask one thing: Don t make it painful for her. And I tell you, My God has been faithful to me. We are on the last chemotherapy of Ma this month, and not even once did she ever feel sick. While her co-patients were all nauseous and throwing up during the chemo, she was so fine. We ve never seen her sluggish. She never grieved over her hair loss nor have we seen her upset. I am dead scared but if she has refused to allow cancer to destroy her, who are we to be upset? I ve never seen a woman so spirited and brave like Ma, and you can t afford to be disheartened with a woman like that. This too, shall pass. Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there. ~Author Unknown Shame campaign vs epal candidates Now, the Comelec has launched a shame campaign against epal candidates. Again, the agency is reminding candidates on premature campaigning, the use of election campaign materials and the posting of the said paraphernalia in designated common poster areas. I ve never seen a woman so spirited and brave like Ma, and you can t afford to be disheartened with a woman like that. Now We Know! ELLEZ J. DAVIO Now, the Comelec has launched a shame campaign against epal candidates. Again, the agency is reminding candidates on premature campaigning, the use of election campaign materials and the posting of the said paraphernalia in designated common poster areas. The poll body will establish a citizen reporting system wherein netizens can send photos of the prohibited campaign materials to the Comelec s official webpage. Unlawful election materials constitute an election offense punishable up to six years in prison, removal of the right to vote and perpetual disqualification to hold a government position. To all the candidates, may the announcement of the Comelec serve as a warning. Please don t make our surroundings a circuslike area. As early as now, kindly remove all your premature campaign materials posted in prohibited places declared by the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines. Just do it right and leave the rest to the voting populace. They know better now. Mangan Tana! fate of nations hangs upon their choice of food. The ~ Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin FEBRUARY is National Arts Month. This annual celebration is what the National Commission for Culture and the Arts promotes. The initiative aims to cover all the forms and types of Philippine art, from the most modern types down to the most culturally reflective genres the traditional art forms which include literature, music and dance, visual art and architecture, and the soulful culinary art and food tradition. For the longest time, Kapampangans have been known for their customary food preparations. Hence, a lot of gastronomic buffs, and scholars in various fields, would surely take a curious glimpse on Kalutung Kapampangan the Kapampangan culinary art. One of the notable scholars of Philippine history, John Larkin, noticed that Magbalawe Aleesus Manarang As early as evidence can tell, the ancestors of Kapampangans and immediate neighboring ethnolinguistic groups already practiced elaborate ways in preparing food. Archaeological explorations across the Kapampangan-speaking region hinted of the ancients what ate and used in their hearths. Kapampangan cuisine differed evidently from that of other Philippine ethnolinguistic groups. It has many similarities with Chinese cookery, with a mixture of local, Spanish, Malay, and even Mexican influences. As early as evidence can tell, the ancestors of Kapampangans and immediate neighboring ethnolinguistic groups already practiced elaborate ways in preparing food. Archaeological explorations across the Kapampangan-speaking region hinted of the ancients what ate and used in their hearths. Imprints of ancient grains were seen embedded among old kuran and balanga (earthen pots and jars), together with the bones of deer, pig and other bovine animals like carabaos. These suggest how ancient peoples ate a complex variety of food (grains, vegetables and an abundant presence of meat) and what containers they used. When most of the archipelago was under Spanish rule, the Spanish friars and sailors introduced to the Kapampangans the fundamentals of Spanish cuisine. In consequence, the Kapampangans were able to produce exceptional fusions that surprised the Spaniards themselves. Soon thereafter, the Spanish friars and government officials were entertaining foreign guests at the expense of Kapampangan households. In the late 18th century, the Arnedo clan of Apalit was commissioned by the colonial government to entertain foreign dignitaries that included a Cambodian prince and a Russian archduke. Kapampangans were also given the task of creating menu that was served in the proclamation of the First Philippine Republic in Malolos, Bulacan. Popular Kapampangan dishes include sizzling sisig, longaniza, and various pindang (tocino) like burung babi (fermented pork) and pindang damulag (fermented carabeef). A unique Kapampangan dish that is well enjoyed by other ethnolinguistic groups is biringhe (or nasing biringyi) which is chicken saffron rice. Since biringhe is so difficult to prepare, this unique Kapampangan dish can only be enjoyed during fiestas. It is comparable to the Nasi Briyani dish of Malaysia and other rice dishes of Indonesia. Kapampangan food writer Lynettte Lee Corpo- magbalawe... Page 7
6 6 ENTERTAINMENT Headline Gitnang Luzon FEBRUARY 05-07, 2016 PHILIPPINE CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICE (pcso) lotto results LOTTO GAME COMBINATIONS DRAW DATE JACKPOT WINNERS Megalotto 6/ /3/ ,442, Digit /3/ , Swertres Lotto 11AM /3/2016 4, Swertres Lotto 4PM /3/2016 4, Swertres Lotto 9PM /3/2016 4, EZ2 Lotto 9PM /3/2016 4, EZ2 Lotto 11AM /3/2016 4, EZ2 Lotto 4PM /3/2016 4, Grand Lotto /3/ ,000, JM De Guzman, nasa rehab na naman? TERRIBLY missed si JM de Guzman sa presscon kahapon ng pelikulang Tandem dahil isa siya sa dalawang bida at dapat sana y naroroon siya para pagusapan at i-promote ang movie. Hindi kaila sa lahat kung ano ang nangyari kay JM at dinig nami y kasalukuyan itong nasa center for rehab at nagpapagaling. Pero kahit wala siya ay paulit-ulit naman siyang nababanggit sa presscon at puringpuri ng buong cast ang kanyang ISANG grand caravan ang naganap sa activity center ng Market! Market! sa Taguig City noong nakaraang Linggo, January 31 ng hapon na may kinalaman sa mga bagong programa na magkakasunod na ilu-launch ng joint venture ng TV5 at Viva TV tulad ng singing competition na A Star is Born hosted by hitmaker Ogie Alcasid with Yassi Pressman at Mark Bautista bilang co-hosts kung saan tatayong mga hurado ang mga OPM icons na sina Pops Fernandez, Rico Blanco, Andrew E. at Aiza Seguerra at magsisimulang mapanood sa darating na Sabado, February 6 at 7 p.m. sa Kapatid Network. Nariyan din ang bagong TV series, ang TV remake ng Tasya Fantasya na isa sa mga classic creations ni Carlo J. Caparas at tinatampukan ng bagong tambalan sa pagitan nina Shy Carlos at Mark Neumann, ang Wattpad Presents Movie TV at ang lingguhang MTV Top 20 Pilipinas hosted by VJ Aryanna na magsisimula ring mapanood on February 6. On February 15, isang bagong TV series ang mapapanood sa pamamagitan ng TV remake ng Danny Zialcita movie na Bakit Manipis ang Ulap na tatatampukan nina Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo at Cesar Montano mula sa direksiyon ng award-winning director na si Joel Lamangan. On February 29 naman ay magbabalik sa telebisyon ang Ang Panday na hango sa classic movie ni FPJ of the same title na siya performance sa movie na naging dahilan para tanghalin siyang best actor sa nakaraang Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave category. Ayon kay Nico Antonio, bida rin sa movie at siyang laging kaeksena ni JM, wala siyang na-experience na problema sa coactor contrary sa mga naging tsismis nang ginagawa nito ang All of Me sa ABS-CBN. Yung sa All of Me, nagulat na nga lang ako talaga, kahit si Boss Vic, abala sa pagtuklas ng mga bagong talent ring magiging comeback vehicle ni Richard Gutierrez matapos mag-expire ang kontrata nito sa GMA noong nakaraang Dahil sa powerhouse casting and projects ng mga bagong proyekto ng TV5 sa pakikipagtulungan sa Viva TV, inaasahan ang pag-alagwa ng Kapatid Network sa taong ito. Samantala, todo suporta ang big boss ng Viva Group of Companies na si Boss Vic del Rosario sa grand caravan dahil sumipot ito kahit araw ng Linggo, araw ng kanyang pahinga kasama ang kanyang lady love na si Joanne Quintas. Sina Candy Pangilinan at Giselle Sanchez ang nag-host sa successful grand caravan ng TV5 at Viva TV at dinaluhan ng maraming stars tulad nina Cesar Montano, Claudine Barretto, Pops Fernandez, Andrew E., Meg Imperial, Ella Cruz, Shy Carlos, Mark Neumann, John `Sweet Lapuz, Akihiro Blanco at iba pa. Rochelle (Pangilinan, isa rin sa cast ng movie), nagulat din, na bakit nagkakaganu n si JM, mga bulong-bulong sa set daw, kay Direk Dondon, yun. Kasi nu ng sa Tandem, wala kaming ano, pahayag ni Nico. Ganito rin ang sinabi ng direktor ng movie na si King Palisoc. Malayung-malayo yung experience namin nu ng ginagawa namin ang pelikula (sa mga tsismis). Never akong nag-adjust or nagkaroon siya ng tantrum, wala. In fact, napansin ko nga, sobra siyang conscious, tuwing nagsu-shoot kami, lagi siyang nagtatanong kung okay ba PANSAMANTALA munang hindi mapapanood sa Eat Bulaga ang isa sa mga Dabarkads na si Pauleen Luna dahil bukod sa kanilang honeymoon ng mister na si Bossing (Vic Sotto), gusto ng singer-actress- ang ginawa niya. Pero in terms of behavior, yung personality, sobrangsobrang okay siya and I think, he was coming off (That Thing Called) Tadhana, say ni Direk King. Ayon naman kay Rochelle, nagulat siya dahil wala siyang alam at sa presscon lang niya nalaman ang nangyari kay JM. Hindi ko po talaga alam. Actually, nanghihinayang ako, nakakalungkot kung ganu n nga talaga ang nangyari. At alam ko naman na ipagdarasal ko rin na makabangon siya at makabalik agad, say ni Rochelle, na umaming GUSTO ni Angel Locsin na makatrabaho si Coco Martin either sa pelikula o sa isang teleserye. Middle of 2014 pa nagtapos ang huling TV series na ginawa ni Angel, ang The Legal Wife na pinagsamahan nila nina Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador at JC de Vera at magdadalawang taon na rin siyang hindi napapanood sa isang bagong serye. Alam ni Angel kung gaano ka-busy ngayon si Coco at may tumatakbo itong serye ngayon, ang top-rating TV series na Ang Probinsyano kaya matatagalan pa siguro mangyari ang pangarap ni Angel. Samantala, inamin nito sa panayam sa kanya ng King of Talk na si Boy Abunda sa Tonight with Boy Abunda na hindi pa sila hiwalay ng nobyo niyang si Luis pero sinabi nitong merong pinagdadaanan ang kanilang relasyon ngayon. Ayaw magelaborate ni Angel dahil baka lamang lalo itong makasama kesa makatulong. Kahit ang estranged parents ni Luis na sina Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos at senatoriable na si Edu Manzano ay ayaw makialam sa magkasintahan dahil silang dalawa (Luis at Angel) lamang ang kayang lumutas kung anuman ang kanilang kinakaharap na problema sa kanilang pagitan. Kung matatandaan pa, ganito rin ang inamin last year ng dating magkasintahang Bea Alonzo at Zanjoe Marudo pero nauwi rin sa hiwalayan ang lahat. Huwag naman sanang magaya sa kanila sina Angel at Luis na inaasam ng kanilang mga pamilya, mga kaibigan at mga tagahanga na sana y sa pagpapakasal mauwi ang lahat. naging fan daw siya ni Nico nang mapanood niya ang pelikula dahil sobrang husay daw ng aktor. Anyway, kahit wala si JM sa presscon ay tumutulong din naman ito sa promo dahil nagpupost daw ito ng poster ng Tandem sa kanyang social media account. Ang Tandem ay isang napapanahong action-drama movie na handog ng Quantum Films, Tuko Film Production at Buchi Boy Films. Kasama rin sa movie sina Elora Espano, Allan Paule, Paolo O Hara, BJ Forbes, Karl Medina at Dennis Marasigan. Angel Locsin ayaw pang umaming hiwalay na sila ni Luis angel locsin Pauleen, uunahin ang pagiging Mrs. Vic Sotto TV host na mag-focus muna sa kanyang pagiging bagong maybahay ni Bossing lalupa t marami pang kailangang gawin sa kanilang lilipatang bahay sa Laguna. In her 27 years, ang kanyang pamilya (mga magulang at mga kapatid) ang naging kasa-kasama ni Pauleen sa kanilang bahay pero ngayon ay humaharap siya sa buhaymay asawa kung saan ay nasa adjustment period pa siya.
7 FEBRUARY 05-07, 2016 Headline Gitnang Luzon 7 vg pineda... from Page 1 Reports show that Nona submerged 13, hectares of newly planted and ready-to-harvest palay, corn and vegetables in the six municipalities of the 4th District. Based on Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No promulgated on December 18, 2015, the farmer-beneficiaries whose farmlands were devastated by typhoon Nona will be given P1,300 each per hectare, for a maximum of five hectares, to recover from losses. In this town, Vice Governor Dennis Delta Pineda and Mayor Rene Maglanque together with Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr., Ex-officio Board Member Atty. Gerome Tubig, provincial president of Liga ng Mga Barangay and Vice Mayor Mark Arceo started the initial distribution of financial aid to 1,862 farmers yesterday, held inside the Candaba Trade Center. doh lauds... from Page 1 CLRAA... from Page 2 DANCE FEST... from Page 2 other countries like China, Japan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia, bringing with them their distinct high energy beats. Also performing are the most popular and most followed local deejays Mars Miranda, Callum David, Miaow, Funky Avy, Martin Pulgar and Katsy Lee. Pampanga people like to party but most of them have yet to discover and experience a true dance festival The farmer-beneficiaries came from barangays Barit, Paligui, Dulong Ilog, Pangclara, Talang, Vizal San Pablo, and Vizal Sto. Nino, San Agustin, Paralaya, Gulap, Lanang, Pansinao, Bambang, Mandasig, Pasig, Sto. Rosario and Bahay Pare. The Vice Gov. said that Gov. Lilia Nanay Pineda wants to provide utmost support to affected farmers, hoping they could restore and recover their livelihood and start a new beginning. In a short program during the distribution, Mayor Rene Maglanque expressed gratitude to Gov. Pineda, Vice Governor Delta and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for the show of concern to the affected farmers. It was learned that upon receiving reports of losses from affected farmers, the governor and the vice governor jointly asked chief executives in the implementation of blood service programs. We are very proud for being recognized today and we will continue providing the support needed for our municipality s blood program, as well as other pertinent programs for health, Wong stated. The Capitol, through its Provincial Blood Council Want to broaden your business horizon? LET US HELP YOU! CALL magbalawe... from Page 5 ral says that Fusion food is nothing new to Kapampangan cuisine. Trade relations between Chinese merchants and the locals resulted in a blending of the two worlds. When the Spaniards came, the Kapampangan palate was further refined and eventually became a sophisticated mix of remarkable flavors and cooking techniques On the contrary, other Kapampangan dishes that remain a challenge to other cultures include burung bulig (mudfish fermented in rice) of Candaba, betute tugak (stuffed frogs) of Mexico and Magalang, arobung kamaru (mole crickets sauted in vinegar and garlic), calderetang barag (spicy monitor lizard stew), kubang asu (sweet and spicy dog stew) of Macabebe, tidtad itik (duck stewed in blood) of Masantol, arobung kabag (fruit bat adobo) pakalugkug (or paksing licauc) of Bamban, bistig utak babi (pig s brain adobo) of Concepcion, umba (or humba, pork hocks stew with black bean sauce) of Sta.Rita and Guagua or the ancient eating of live tambiloc an edible grub found along the mangrove areas of Pampanga Bay. In Mexico alone, various traditional Kapampangan recipes still survive. US : (045) US : VISIT US : 2nd Floor, U2 Bldg., MacArthur Hiway, Dolores, City of San Fernando (P) the members of the provincial board to immediately approve the needed budget for the provision of financial assistance. With this financial assistance the farmers could be eased on their burdens and hardship brought about their huge losses during the recent typhoon in December last year, the mayor said. Former town Councilor Romy Reyes, a farmer beneficiary who is entitled to get P6, 500 for his 5-hectare submerged rice field, said they are very thankful to Nanay Governor and her son-vice Governor Delta for the financial assistance. He said the aid is a big help so they could recover from their losses. The group of the vice governor is also set to give assistance and reach out to the remaining 1,944 affected farmers from the Kapampangan Region of this town and other affected municipalities. A total of 3,086 farmer recipients here shall receive a total amount of P10,465,065. The 126 rice farmers from the nine barangays of Magalang shall receive P309,465; 437 farmers from 16 barangays of Arayat will get P990,054 for palay and 289 corn farmers from eight barangays, P479,700; 651 farmers from 11 barangays of Apalit, P1,203,800; 966 farmers from 12 barangays of San Luis, P1,676,350; and 585 farmers from 14 barangays of San Simon, P1,676,350, for a total of P7,308,639. The distribution was facilitated by Angelina Blanco, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), Edilberto Salenga, head of the Provincial Agriculture Office (OPA) and the staff of the Provincial Treasurer s Office led by Susan Luna. chaired by Governor Pineda, regularly holds multiple bloodletting activities in a year since the council s reconstitution in According to Maria Katrina Zapanta, provincial blood coordinator and council secretariat, the PBC collected a total of 891 successfully screened blood units in the three bloodletting activities held last year. Girls shall be demonstration sports. The Regional Athletic Association (RAA) is chaired by the Regional Director, together with the Governor of the Province of Bulacan as Honorary Chairman. The Assistant Regional Director and Schools Division Superintendent of the host SDO as Vice- Chairmen, and all Schools Division Superintendents and all Regional Division Chiefs are members. The 20 participating schools divisions are Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Balanga City, Bulacan, Cabanatuan City, Gapan, Mabalacat City, Malolos City, Meycauyan City, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, City of San Fernando, San Jose City, San Jose del Monte, Tarlac Province, Tarlac City, and Zambales. that s comparable to the ones that the party crowd in Manila enjoy. Because we want to make Widus the next premier entertainment destination in the North, we ll be the first one to bring them a world-class party experience that they deserve through PULSE, Daesik Han, president and CEO of Widus Hotel and Casino, said. The first In Pampanga, PULSE will dazzle party-goers with laser lights, fireworks, smoke machines and towering screens that make for everybody s dream party. Widus Hotel and Casino, for one night, will become the Philippines hottest party destination. Tickets are at The SM Store in Clark, Pampanga and Tarlac and at the Widus Hotel and Casino website ( com) for online purchase. For more details, visit Widus Hotel and Casino s Facebook Page ( com/widusclark) or call (+63 45) and (+632) Indeed some of the known recipes are still being kept and continue to be prepared by cooks from old families of this lowly town. One of the few keepers of these traditional recipes is Atching Lillian Mercado- Lising Borromeo of the historic Parian. Atching Lillian, as she is fondly called by those who know her, not only prepares and uses the traditional slow cooking method, but also knows some of the historical tidbits behind each of the family heirloom recipes she has kept. Thus, as she passionately states: I advocate the traditional way of slow-cooking, which really brings out the natural flavors of the food, because it is such a shame for us to stop practicing a skill that we have inherited from our elders No matter how simple or complicated the dishes served on every Kapampangan dulang, there is always one unchanging ingredient that is sacred to every Kapampangan, an instinctive question of concern which is Mengan naka? (Have you eaten?). It is a warm gesture which opens the door for those who want to savor Kapampangan culture and history through its artful and tasteful way. Mangan tana! pineda to water... from Page 1 yesterday. Pineda said local utilities management should coordinate and communicate closely with national legislators to ask for support in terms of legislation for the speedy realization of proposed government-subsidized water districts. The governor cited the importance of water, especially with the onset of dry spell and climate change that drastically affects the country s environment. Nagpa-panic na po ako, kasi ang pinagmumulan ng sakit ay ang maruming tubig, Pineda told her audience, mostly officers of PAWD. She called on the PAWD to ask for legislators support, especially those aspiring for elective positions this May elections, for them to pass a bill requiring government subsidy to local water districts in the country. Meanwhile, guest of honor and speaker Sen. Ralph Recto is pushing for the creation of another department of the government which will focus on water and sanitation. In his speech, Recto said it s high time that the government forms a Department of Water and Sanitation that will look into the management of water resources. Kapag meron nang ganitong departamento, mapapangalagaan ang tubig hindi lamang ang inumin, kundi kasama dito ang patubig sa sakahan, planta at ibang industriya. Kaya napakahalaga ng tubig sa buhay natin, Recto told reporters. consumer complaints... from Page 8 through mediation while 25 cases or 5% passed through adjudication a more rigorous quasi-judicial process that requires hearings and decisions to be made by the Consumer Arbitration Officer of DTI. The decrease in number of complaints could be attributed to DTI s efforts in providing consumer education about their rights and responsibilities coupled with the provision of mechanisms for self-resolution by establishments through their Consumer Welfare Desks and dialogues with retailers on RA DTI officials commitment to the public is the resolution of consumer complaints through mediation within 10 working days and through arbitration within 20 working days. For 2015, 99% of the consumer complaints were resolved within these periods for both mediation and arbitration. Among the resolved cases, DTI Bulacan ranked first in the resolution of 118 cases, DTI Pampanga followed with 82 cases, DTI Bataan resolved 67 cases, Nueva Ecija had 60 cases while DTI Regional Office had 58 cases. The provincial office of Zambales resolved 57 cases, while Tarlac had 56 cases resolved. DTI Aurora resolved seven (7) consumer complaints, six (6) of which were resolved through mediation. The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of DTI Regional Office III also reminded cellphone dealers, retailers and manufacturers to follow the provisions of Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines which provide that implied warranty for consumer items like cellphones and tablets have a minimum period of sixty (60 days) to one (1) year. Officials of DTI also reminded the buying public to be vigilant in examining the warranty certificates which should meet the minimum standards for warranties under RA The certificate should clearly stipulate the duration of the warranty, and its terms and conditions to ensure that the consumer is protected by inherent defects of the product. hanjin... from Page 8 bilities in shipbuilding for years to come, Jo said. The company recently gave back to the community by donating P5 million to help the National Anti-Poverty Commission s (NAPC) priority projects for the marginalized Filipinos. The turnover of the hefty donation was done last month at the NAPC office in Diliman, Quezon City. The donation is part of the company s thrust to help uplift the Filipino people. Jo personally turned over the check to NAPC Secretary and Lead Convenor Jose Eliseo Rocamora, following the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the two parties. The MOA stipulates that the P5-million donation from Hanjin would be disbursed specifically to support NAPC s priority projects for post-yolanda fisher folk settlement in Palawan and Sicogon. The money will also be used to develop businesses for the country s coco-fish farmers. Jo said, It is a great honor for our company to have this golden opportunity to share and contribute in the Philippine government s efforts to reduce poverty level in the country. As a corporate citizen in good standing, HHIC-Phil Inc. will always strive to foster a culture of responsibility for the benefit of those in need. We strongly believe that a joint public-private sector initiative is very crucial in effectively reaching out the most vulnerable members of our society to alleviate their plight by timely and responsive anti-poverty interventions. We are indeed happy to reach out to as many needy people as possible to effect meaningful and long lasting changes in their quality lives through our agreement with NAPC, Jo added.
8 regional news VOLUME IV NO. 154 FEBRUARY 05-07, 2016 FRIDAY - SUNDAY PROJECT EXPANSION. Clark Development Corporation President and CEO Atty. Arthur P. Tugade (2nd, L) and Punta Design Inc. President and CEO Byung Mo Lee (2nd, R) sign the Lease Agreement for an estimated P50 million furniture manufacturing expansion project in Clark Freeport Zone. Also in photo are (L-R) Evangeline G. Tejada, VP Business Development and Business Enhancement Group and Su Jin Kim, VP PDI. --CDC-COMMDEP PHOTO SoKor furniture manufacturer expands operations in Clark By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario CLARK FREEPORT A South Korean furniture manufacturer expanded its operations infusing an estimated P50 million within a year to a 9,314-square meter project here. Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President and CEO Atty. Arthur P. Tugade and Punta Design Inc. (PDI) President and CEO Byung Mo Lee recently signed the Lease Agreement at the board room of the office of the president. PDI has been a registered sublessee locator in Clark Freeport Zone since The company is engaged in the business of manufacturing and design of furniture and other related accessories. Punta is an Italian word that means best of the best and top of the world. The target operations of the expansion project will be in September 2016 and expected to employ about 100 workers. The company also envisions to revolutionize the industry of rattan by using new style machine tools and system for small-scale furniture factory. Lee said his aim is to accomplish his dreams and build a firm in Clark manufacturing furniture using rattan as its primary material. Furniture is an art and the person who has dreams would move forward, but the person who is already satisfied with his situation will stop, Lee said. Punta Design Philippines is an overseas affiliated company of Punta Design USA. Also present during LA signing are: CDC director Francisco Villanueva Jr.; Noel F. Manankil, VP for Admin and Finance; Evangeline G. Tejada, VP Business Development and Business Enhancement Group; Ricardo C. Banayat VP, Security Services; Alveen H. Tabag, VP Engineering; Su Jin Kim, VP PDI and other CDC and PDI officials. DTI-3 notes cut in consumer complaints in 2015 By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario ANGELES CITY While there is a decrease in consumer complaints in Central Luzon last year, customers are still likely to make a complaint out of buying their cellphones than other consumer products. A report from the Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office III (DTI-3) noted that in 2015, there were a total of 511 consumer complaints resolved by the seven (7) provincial offices and one (1) regional office of DTI-3. Of this total, 149 or 29% of resolved consumer complaints are on product and service warranties of cellular phones. This is followed by 34 complaints on tablets, or 7%, while automobile products are also subject of 31 complaints, or 6% of the total number of consumer complaints. Other subjects of complaints resolved by DTI are household appliances and motorcycles. DTI-3 Regional Director Judith P. Angeles noted that the number of complaints have decreased from the previous year. In 2014, there were 538 cases brought for resolution at the different offices of DTI in Central Luzon, while in 2015 the figure only reached 511 cases. Of this total, 486 cases or 95% were settled consumer complaints... PAGE 7 TAX PROGRAMS. Bureau of Internal Revenue Regional Director Jethro Sariaga discusses with Gov. Lilia Pineda the various tax programs in Pampanga during a visit to the Office of the Governor at the Capitol compound recently. --CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Hanjin supports nation building through localization efforts By Dante M. Salvana SUBIC BAY FREEPORT Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines (HHIC-Phil), in aiming to become the biggest employer in the country, plans to add more Filipino workers to its current 34,000 employees to accommodate the growing number of orders from seafaring nations. This was expressed by top officials of the company yesterday, citing the orders coming from various seafaring nations who rely on the ingenuity and craftsmanship of both Koreans and Filipinos. They said that on February of this year, the company will start building three Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). These ULCVs will have the capacity to carry 20, footer equivalent unit (TEU) containers in one hauling. These ULCVs were ordered by France s shipping conglomerate CMA CGM. Each ship has a measurement of 400 meters in length, 59 meters in breadth and a depth of 33 meters, with deck just as large as that of four soccer/football fields combined. HHIC-Phil Managing Director for External Trade Yoo Hoan Jo said that the added number of orders would likely mean additional workers for the completion of these three ULCVs. He added that the tried and tested Filipino workers at the shipyard are still producing great vessels for foreign companies. The company has already delivered 91 vessels since it started its operation at the Redondo Peninsula, Subic Bay Freeport in 2008, boosting the country s export portfolio over the years. The company has delivered 16 vessels last year and has numerous orders this year including these three ULCVs. The synergy between Hanjin and Filipino workers is really a great formula not just in shipbuilding, but in nation building as well. The company believes in the craftsmanship and hard work the Filipino is known for, and will continue to utilize the Filipinos capahanjin...page 7
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