1 VOLUME IV NO. 57 SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 THURSDAY what s inside DENR Bataan accelerates info campaign on Manila Bay rehab news...page 2 AMSWPI conducts 14th lecture in CSF business...page 3 itax LAUNCHING. Gov. Lilia Nanay Pineda and Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab; and Mayor Eduardo Guerrero and Provincial Assessor Romeo Dizon pore over documents relating to the launching of the itax System in Lubao and Floridablanca towns, respectively. --JUN JASO Gov, PNP set to conduct anti-cyber crime summit By ELAINE MERCADO CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The provincial government and the Philippine National Police Anti-Cyber Crime Group (PNP-ACG) are set to hold an anti-cyber crime summit, a first in the province, to create awareness on cyber crimes and how the public can protect itself from the dangers it poses. anti-cyber crime summit... PAGE 7 Widus appoints new casino VP THE APPOINTED ONE. David Lawrence, Widus Casino s newly installed vice president, updates the Pampanga media about the gaming industry in the region. --jp manalang By Charlene A. Cayabyab CLARK FREEPORT Widus International Inc., has named David Lawrence as the new vice-president for Widus Casino. Lawrence, a British national, is a veteran in the international gaming industry. He is equipped with over 30 valuable years of gaming operations experience from territories as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa, The West Indies and Macau, as well as cruise ships operating across Asia. Prior to joining Widus, Lawrence was the assistant director of gaming at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore where he was involved in numerous projects and committees covering all aspects of operations including staff development. As Widus Casino vice president, Lawrence is in charge of managnew casino vp... PAGE 7 Bodies of 2 drowning victims in Floridablanca recovered By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario FLORIDABLANCA, PAMPANGA The bodies of two people who drowned in a river in Sitio Palakol here over the week have been recovered on Tuesday, reports said. Police identified the victims as Karen Ronquillo, 21; and Kenneth Maling, 23; both of Sto. Domingo, Lubao town. According to police, Ronquillo and Maling, along with nine other friends, went swimming in Sitio Palakol here, known as Summer Place, last Sunday. The duo went missing after the river swelled due to heavy rains. After two days of search and rescue operations, the two were recovered by authorities on Tuesday morning. According to residents there, the river in Sitio Palakol is known to take the lives of visitors annually.
2 2NEWS Headline Gitnang Luzon september 03, 2015 GREEN FORUM. Local and barangay officials of Pilar town led by Mayor Alice Pizarro (4th from R, seated) pose for posterity during the forum on Manila Bay rehabilitation program conducted by DENR Bataan through the leadership of Penro Raul Mamac. Also in photo is DENR Bataan officer and Manila Bay rehab focal person Mila Ramirez (5th from L, seated). --BUTCH GUNIO DENR Bataan accelerates info campaign on Manila Bay rehab By Butch Gunio BALANGA CITY The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bataan is accelerating information campaign on the Manila Bay rehabilitation program with the local officials and barangay captains of the towns forming part of the bay. The stretch of the coasts of Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, Balanga, Pilar, Orion, Limay, and Mariveles are part of Manila Bay. Punong barangays and other local officials have participated in the forums aiming to raise awareness in rehabilitating the Manila Bay. Lectures on how Bataan affects Manila Bay, best practices on solid waste management, local shelter plan, good fishery practices, and habitat and resources rehabilitation are thoroughly discussed. Mila Ramirez, DENR Bataan officer and focal person of Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project in the province, said DENR Bataan recently successively conducted the forums to punong barangays and other local officials of the towns of Pilar and Abucay. She said the forum was already conducted in Balanga City early this year. She added that they are targeting to hold forums for the towns of Mariveles and Samal in the latter part of the year. She added the orientation in the remaining towns of Hermosa, Orani, Orion and Limay will be held next year. DENR Bataan is the chair of the Technical Working Group (TWG) of Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project in the province. Other members of the TWG include PIA, DILG, DPWH, NHA, Bataan Peninsula State University, provincial government of manila bay rehab... Page 7 New caravan eyes youth as climate heroes MANILA A climate advocate is urging the country s youth to increasingly join the fight against climate change, optimistic this sector can help promote discussions and community action on the problem and raise clamor for a new climate agreement in Paris this December. We want our youth to be climate heroes, the Climate Reality Project (CRP) Philippine manager Rodne Galicha said Tuesday (Sept. 1) on the side of the Nationwide Climate Caravan s launch in Metro Manila. Dubbed Bakit, Bakit Hindi?: The Filipino Youth on the Road to Paris, the caravan targets promoting social media as medium for helping people 35 years old and younger help promote action on climate change, including sealing of the target Paris agreement on lowering climate change-driving greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Galicha sees potential in the youth as mover of the campaign against climate change. Aside from comprising a significant part of the Philippine population, he said the country s youth are energetic and capable of reaching out and spreading the climate advocacy to thousands through social media. He also said the youth will new caravan... Page 7 MORNINGS AT WIDUS. The first Talk Widus this September has for its guests (L-R) Leira Buan, chairman of Lingap Balen; David Lawrence, newly installed Vice President of Widus Casino; and Raul Buan, Business Development Manager of Enfinity. The monthly forum is hosted by Pampanga Press Club. --jp manalang Kabalen philanthropist to run for party-list seat Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: PAMPANGA City/Municipality: ARAYAT NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of RA 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that CONSALACION PAGUIO MALENAB, has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from CONMEMO- RACION to CONSALACION in the Birth certificate of CONMEMORACION CURA PAGUIO who was born on JANUARY 15, 1958 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are ISMAEL PAGUIO and CATALINA CURA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than two weeks upon publication. (Sgd) GRETA P. DE ALA Municipal Civil Registrar HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: September 03 & 10, 2015 By Charlene A. Cayabyab CLARK FREEPORT A Kapampangan philanthropist is set to seek a congressional seat through a partylist in the upcoming 2016 elections. I have something to share, but I m not a multi-billionaire person so I need to gather more funds to continue helping MANILA President Aquino has ordered for the review and fine-tuning of action proposals on easing traffic congestion and the submission of detailed implementation plans that take into account the need for holistic solutions, unified action among concerned government agencies, and heightened awareness to ensure citizen cooperation, according to a Palace statement on Tuesday. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said after a meeting presided over by the President, it was agreed that priority action will be taken to clear six major intersections that are traffic congestion choke points along EDSA, namely: (1) people, Leira Buan, founder of Lingap Balen, a non-government organization that advocates women empowerment, child protection, and rights and welfare of local people, said during a press conference here on Wednesday. Buan said she plans to focus on providing medical Balintawak; (2) Cubao; (3) Ortigas; (4) Shaw Boulevard; (5) Guadalupe; and (6) Taft Avenue. Moreover, the President approved the deployment of the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (HPG) to serve as the lead traffic law enforcement agency on EDSA, with continuing support from the MMDA, and livelihood assistance to indigent families. Buan ran for a provincial board member seat in Pampanga s second district in the 2013 elections but lost. At present, Buan is using her own financial resources to fund her medical missions and other charitable causes. PNoy orders for review of action plans to ease traffic congestion LTO and LTFRB. Among the immediate action steps agreed were: (1) Stricter enforcement of the bus lanes along EDSA; (2) Clearing of obstructions on EDSA and alternate routes; and (3) Continuing consultations with bus and public utility operators, truckers and port users and other stakeholders. (PIA)
3 september 03, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon BUSINESS 3 AMSWPI conducts 14th lecture in CSF By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario CITY OF SAN FERNANDO More than 30 participating hospitals, institutions and local health government units all over the country are attending the threeday Lecture series of the Association of Medical Social Workers of the Philippines Inc. (AMSW- By Charlene A. Cayabyab CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in Central Luzon has helped 94,669 jobseekers in the region land a job. The job placement of these applicants for local and overseas employment has registered a placement rate of 92 percent out of 102,612 referred applicants. Department of Labor and Employment in Central Luzon (DoLE 3) Technical Support and Service Division for Employment and Welfare head Alejandro Inza Cruz has attributed their accomplishment to the intense campaign of the PESOs in further promoting employment opportunities local people. Inza Cruz also highlighted the 4,516 jobseekers that were hired on the spot (HOTS) in 20 region-wide job fairs held during the Labor Day and Independence Day celebrations. The HOTS, according to Inza Cruz, represented a 27 percent placement rate over 16,643 qualified applicants vying for 108,319 job vacancies from 882 participating employers. The placement rate achieved by the PESO also surpassed the department s target of 20 percent placement rate for the recorded HOTS during the recent job fairs. On youth employment, PI) being held at Otel Pampanga from September 2 to 4, Themed Ensuring Preparedness for Disasters and Environmental Challenges, the lecture aims to provide social workers and medical practitioners all around the country the necessary knowledge and trainings on mental health and psychosocial support. CLuzon PESOs place 94T jobs about 21,341 poor but deserving students were provided short-term employment opportunities through the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES). These achievements have earned local PESOs high scorecards in the recently-concluded PESO Mid-Year Performance Assessment (PESO-MY- PA). DoLE 3 chief Ana Dione said the PESO-MY- PA aims to assist PESOs in coming up with better strategies in addressing the gaps in attaining its remaining target employment for the year which are also part of the regional office s commitment to the Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz. About 150 delegates composed of PESO Managers/Personnel from 120 PESOs all over the region participated in the midyear assessment. Aside from Dione, other key officials present during the PESO-MYPA include PESO Central Luzon (PCL) President/ ZambalesVice Governor Ramon Lacbain II, Bulacan PESO Manager Elizabeth Alonzo, Pampanga PESO Manager Luningning Vergara, DOLE Field Office heads, and other PESO officials. Also among the delegates were the 10 officers of the Central Luzon Career Guidance Network (CL-CGN), who are firsttime attendees to a PESO Assessment. According to AMSWPI president Ramil SB. Villar, this is a faster and efficient way of giving lessons and seminars in dealing with mental health. With this, City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago is fully supporting the goal of AMSWPI in giving free trainings and seminars that would be beneficial for everyone. BALANGA CITY For a business to succeed: Every supplier must have an outright buyer, and the ability to bounce back better. This is the goal of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Bataan in inviting local manufacturers across the province recently in another seminar for the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) under its SME Roving Academy program. In the Developing Marketing Strategies Seminar cum Speed Matching Ac- Ang ganda ng layunin natin dahil yung ating mga social workers at mga medical practitioners ay mabibigyan ng pagkakataon na matuto ng mga bagay tungkol sa Mental Health at sa Psychosocial Support, he said. Mayor EdSa also added that the city is inclined in giving medical attention to the community since they are prioritizing the welfare of every Fernandino. The three-day lecture and seminar will be tackling different issues about mental and psychosocial health that will focus on the framework of understanding on health, well-being, resilience, trauma, recovery and the needs of the special population. MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT. Mayor Edwin D. Santiago shares his knowledge on mental health and psychosocial support among the different participants coming from all over the country during the first day of the 14th Association of Medical Social Workers of the Philippines Inc. Lecture Series held at Otel Pampanga on September 2. --CSF-CIO PHOTO DTI-Bataan to entrepreneurs: Find buyers, prepare for disasters tivity, motivational business speaker Paulo Tibig taught local manufacturers on reaching out to the market and forging linkages with prospective clients. Entrepreneurs engaged in processed food, fish, kitchen products, soap and others were matched with participating establishments like The Plaza Hotel, Crown Royale Hotel, Anvaya Cove and other resorts and hotels in Bataan. DTI Provincial Director Nelin Cabahug said this speed matching enables communication bond between the local manufacturers and the business establishments. With this connection, our entrepreneurs will get to know the market which they must partner with to sustain their business, she said. Apart from this marketing strategy seminar, DTI-Bataan held recently the Seminar on Business Continuity Plan. Cabahug said this seminar was aimed at helping SMEs to be ready in continuing business operations even if they are affected by flood, typhoons and other calamities. This Seminar on Business Continuity Plan is for the establishments on how they protect their company from various disasters and accidents and to enhance their company s ability to survive by carrying out planned continuity strategies, trade development specialist Tess Magtanong added. Participants included hardware owners, members of Bataan Hotel and Restaurant Owners Asso- DTI-BATAAN... Page 7 Citizens movement grabs spotlight at Galing Pook Governance Fair ADVERTISE WITH US! CALL US: (045) US: VISIT US: 2nd Floor U2 Bldg., MacArthur Hiway, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga MANILA In an event which showcased the extraordinary heroism of ordinary Filipinos, the Aquino administration came together with civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, and local government units (LGUs) to hold the Galing Pook Governance Fair dubbed Mamamayan, Mamamayani to promote citizenship and citizen participation in governance reform. Held from August 30 to September 1 at the SMX Convention Center in SM MOA Pasay City, the Galing Pook Governance Fair was organized to highlight the invaluable contribution of citizens and civil society groups in aiding good governance under the Aquino administration. Of particular note were initiatives that helped strengthen the capacity of LGUs to boost public participation in local public projects. More importantly, the Fair was set to inspire the larger population to join the crusade for governance reform in the country. From the first day of the Aquino Administration s term, good governance has been at the core of everything we do. What was most crucial in our pursuit of reform, however, was the engagement of the citizenry in every aspect of governance. The last five years are proof enough that the ordinary Filipino is be- GALING POOK... Page 7
4 4OPINIONHeadline Gitnang Luzon september 03, 2015 EDITORIAL Vigilance IN THIS day and age of technological advancement, the provincial government has deemed it fit to conduct an anti-cyber crime summit in the province. Gov. Lilia Pineda said the summit aims to create public awareness on cyber crime, and how people can protect themselves from the danger it poses. This is another unprecedented move by the Governor, in coordination with the Philippine National Police Anti-Cyber Crime Group (PNP- ACG), which seeks to address the growing concerns on cyber crime. More and more Filipinos are now embracing information and communications technology the reason why there is a need to inform them about cyber security and their rights. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the summit, including various sectors of the society education, barangay officials and tanods, health workers, concerned non-government organizations, youth, among others. Pinoys now use the internet on a daily basis for transactions pertaining to financial services, business, and data management, social media, among other services. This is but fitting, in that not all know people are aware of the existence of cyber crime. Kabalens are urged to be vigilant and take preventive measures such as securing all the passwords they use on the internet. There are unscrupulous individuals who are out to take advantage of technology. Don t let them get into your computers and into your lives. Let s all be vigilant. 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) WHAT will happen in the bilateral air talks between the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates? We are expecting the Dubaibased Emirates Airlines to do some arm twisting to get additional seat entitlements in Manila amid the opposition of local carriers led by the Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific who were trying to make a stronger presence in the Middle East. Emirates Airlines, the largest carrier in the Middle-East, suspended its daily flights to Clark International Airport last year after only six months in operations, citing the controversial jet fuel taxes and intense competition. The issue on the excise tax on aviation fuel cropped up at the sidelines of the 2013 Routes Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada when the delegation of the Clark International Airport Corporation met with the top executives of Emirates Airlines. As I understand it, the Emirates Airlines were paying millions of pesos in excise tax and it does not bode Fair competition well with their operations in Clark. What I don t understand is that Emirates Airlines kept on trying to transfer the Clark flight to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport when it said the ex- If and when UAE succeeds in increasing seat entitlements in Manila, the 3rd aircraft of Emirates Airlines will zoom in and out of the NAIA with bravado, finally having clinched the 3rd daily flight right at the noses of PAL and Cebu Pacific. Will that constitute fair competition? teacher s corner IT IS of great debate how strugglers in reading can be lessened tremendously. There are a lot of interventions, remediation, recovery program, enrichment reading and literacy place stations where children can be exposed to further their reading prowess. Yet, we are still congested by constant problems how to augment the struggling status in reading of our school children. But to realize this we can make a way. We can think of another strategy to make it feasible and well understandable to children. One strategy is to introduce a reading material that consists of 4-5 series of objects and word cards. The picture Check and Balance Arnel San Pedro cise tax had been bleeding them. Aviation fuel constitutes more than 40 percent of an airline s operating costs. And it is said that the Philippines is the expensive country in Asia to fuel an aircraft. Only the Doha-based Qatar Airways continued to mount daily flights between Doha and Clark. Qatar Airways was enjoying the support of the Overseas Filipino Workers most of whom from Central and Northern Luzon. How does excise tax on aviation fuel affect unsuspecting travelers? The oil importers simply increase fuel rates to airlines which in turn pass the burden to passengers via fuel surcharges included in every ticket. Despite this, Emirates Airlines wanted a 3rd daily flight between Dubai and Manila, not Clark. Clark is out of the equation. Simple steps in first reading by Romel E. Castro material that is used with the loose letters of the alphabet could be the next material for reading, when word cards are added to it. The presentation would be simply to line up pictures, and match the word cards with them one by one. When preparing for the material, use the same print, script or cursive being familiarized with the child who is struggling in reading. As a good result you may begin introducing another reading material to fast-track the level mastery of the child. A booklet can now be introduced where one may write some word groups on separate cards as Want to broaden your business horizon? LET US HELP YOU! CALL US: 045) US: VISIT US: 2nd Floor,U2 Bldg., MacArthur Hiway, Dolores, City of San Fernando (P) If and when UAE succeeds in increasing seat entitlements in Manila, the 3rd aircraft of Emirates Airlines will zoom in and out of the NAIA with bravado, finally having clinched the 3rd daily flight right at the noses of PAL and Cebu Pacific. Will that constitute fair competition? I suggest that PAL and CebPac further improve their services so that more travelers will board their Middle East flights. PAL and Cebu Pacific, however, found an ally in the persona of CIAC President and CEO Emigdio Tanjuatco III, who said CIAC fully supports the position of PAL and CEB opposing the granting of additional seat entitlements to Emirates in Manila and that the air talks should no longer be held. Tanjuatco further said the holding of the air talks is already detrimental to the country s aviation industry. Tanjuatco called on the Philippine air panel to urge UAE carriers to consider putting up flights in airports outside Metro Manila such as Clark. The tale of Emirates Airlines rising from the challenges of load factor in its India operations comes to mind. To reiterate what the Emirates Airlines executive said: They will replicate this success in Clark. Six months after that hollowed bravado, Emirates Airlines disappeared in the Clark sky. well. Using a variety of materials is very essential to stimulate the reading level and for the same purpose create a sound appreciation for repetition. Also some word series will need to be introduced into word cards that can be kept in separate compartments. Each word card will carry one word on it. In doing so, the first-hand experience in the reading of a child can be a simple step to make reading an exciting and lifelong learning. The author is Teacher III at Palinlang Elementary School, Arayat West District.
5 OPINION 5 september 03, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon IN A predominantly Catholic nation such as the Philippines, people are accustomed to the norm of wives being subordinates to their husbands. As faithful believers, we go by the teachings in the Holy Bible, Ephesians 5:22-24: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his Brainwaves Michelle Catap- Lacson body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. These famous group of Bible verses have been subject to a variety of interpretations, up to a point where the chauvinistic and extremist view have been adopted by the majority, thus paving the circumstances of unequal and discriminating standing between the husband and wife. This principle, wherein the husband as the head of the family has the say in all family affairs, has been long regarded as the ideal arrangement in a Catholic household. However, this set-up has also given way to bigotry and inequality between the husband and wife. A case in point: a neighbour of ours who is separated from her husband only got 1/3 of the share when their conjugal house was sold to a developer in our community. What is extremely dismaying about this instance is not just going after the equal sharing of the money, but the fact that the husband has committed adultery and turned his back on his legal family. Surprisingly (but not really surprising actually), people around the neighbourhood do not seem to care and think that what happened Fair and square is just okay, just because he is the guy, and it is understood if he commits this immorality. Now, this is what we call a double standard. Women like me are forced to question this belief because when a man commits infidelity, no big deal. But if a woman does this same act, it is tremendously an unacceptable and iniquitous deed something that is worthy of capital punishment or stone casting during the time of Jesus. Conversely, in 1 Peter 3:7, it is written: Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Based from these quoted sayings, while men should be a dominant force in the household, they should also give due consideration and importance to the opinions and decisions of their wives. This is a matter of consultative partnership, wherein both the husband and wife, gives their take on every decision concerning their family and household. The passing of Senate Bill No on third and final reading is indeed a timely measure to amend the Family Code of the Philippines to give equal weight to the husband and wife in making decisions concerning their marriage and family. Several provisions to the 28-year old Family Code (Executive Order No. 209) which are unjustly biased This principle, wherein the husband as the head of the family has the say in all family affairs, has been long regarded as the ideal arrangement in a Catholic household. However, this set-up has also given way to bigotry and inequality between the husband and wife. against women for holding the decision of the husband or father supreme over that of the wife or mother, are among the important amended portions which SBN 2270 includes according to Senator Pia Cayetano, chairperson of the Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality and sponsor of the bill. Other pertinent provisions such as Articles 96 and 124 of the Family Code which deal with decisions covering community property and conjugal partnership, respectively have also been part of the amendments based on SBN Cayetano further said that under the current law, the husband s decision shall prevail in case of disagreement, even if the administration and enjoyment of their common property belong to both spouses jointly. The wife s only recourse is to bring such matter before the courts. This means that, if our neighbor would fight for her fair share of the money from their sold property, she can do so as this new bill would suffice her equal portion from conjugal properties and claims. Senate President Franklin M. Drilon also said that SBN 2270, as one of the ongoing reforms towards greater gender equality in the country s laws, is being pushed in Congress to make sure that the State, through our governing laws, are truly reflective of the principle of fundamental equality as enshrined in our Constitution. HeadlineinHistory La Independencia came out with its first issue On September 3, 1898, La Independencia, the periodical organ of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, came out with its first issue. It was edited and founded by General Antonio Luna, Supreme Chief of the Army under Emilio Aguinaldo. Publication of the paper continued even during the Filipino-American War, although General Luna was pulled out of its editorial staff because of his military duties and was replaced by Rafael Palma as acting editor. On this same day in 1899, La Independencia first published the Spanish lyrics of the Philippine National Anthem titled Filipinas written by Jose Palma. Palma a poet and soldier, was in the staff of La Independencia at the time he wrote his Filipinas. The La Independencia came out with its last issue on November 11, KAHIMYANG.INFO Parnasong Kapampangan Neng Capa M. Pangan Pakasikan Apansinan na keng sarili nang Piyuk Ing balamu medyu meyna ya balugbug Kasi pin pelalung tulauk ding manuk Keng tingad na anti namung sitsit yamuk. Malaut na kesa king sadya rang katni Ding adwa nang peka-antena mo wari, Nung inya aisip na lang ipasuri King kakilala nang doktor king Lagundi. Karas na king doktor a mityempu namang King klinika niti ala ya pang disan Metung mang pasyenti, inya y Piyuk yang King penandit a ita ing minunang misyang. O, kumusta ngana ning doktor kang Piyuk Dok, palawe ku la ring kakung balugbug, Uling kasing ya mung sarili kung atut, Keng pakiramdam ku biyung da na ring yamuk. Ala kang ganakan nganing doktor kaya Malagua ing solusyon king kekang problema; Karening panulung ipaynum ku keka Makasiguru kung yan damdaman mu na. Ay, salamat doktor ngana nining Piyuk Ngeni kumatni no ring kakung balugbug, Ali, nganing doctor, ding binye ku Piyuk, Ing tutu na paka-sikan la mung atut! teacher s corner Things to be thankful for by Alicia Ramos Galang PEOPLE sometimes think that teachers are completely unappreciated and that teaching is a thankless job. I beg to disagree, for there are a lot of reasons why we should be thankful that we have become educators. Yes, there are a lot of challenges: from lazy students to lack of books and lack of classrooms, to floods, and meeting with scary parents. We also have a lot of tasks, that a day is just not enough to meet all of them. We feel burned out and sometimes think of quitting, but because we want to fulfil our job description, we carry on with our jobs. As teachers, we should be thankful for being given the opportunity to teach the kids and having a job, for there are thousands of people out there who are still unemployed. We should then be thankful for receiving our paychecks and for being given benefits we deserve, may it be social or health services. Not many people have these. Also, don t we get the weekends off? Not many workers are given days off on weekends. Oh, and holidays, too. Many are required to work on these special days, when we on the other hand, get some relax time. We should also be thankful for rising early for work, which means, more often than not, that we can come home early, too. Think of being able to cook dinner for your family, or simply spending time with them. Be thankful too, that you get to meet your students parents, reach out to them and show them your willingness to contribute to their children s education. This may have a positive impact upon the parents and your students. Having a noisy classroom is also one thing to be thankful for for this means productivity. Having noisy students means they are enjoying the learning experience, as opposed to a quiet classroom which may or may not show that they are learning something. Oh, and what about students that are quite challenging? These kinds of students actually make you a better educator. Meeting challenges makes us stronger and our students, too. The author is Master Teacher 1 of Palinlang Elementary School.
6 6 Headline Gitnang Luzon september 03, 2015 APEC senior officials reaffirm commitments on counter-terrorism Crossword puzzle Crossword #45SN6DX Down 1. Across December 31st, year-wise 11. Puts in office 2. Basically 12. Got tired Showed Machinist's appreciation tool 13. Passion Eau John Claire's Wayne oater river 16. Tranquilize 5. Billionaire s home 20. White elephant site Mainmast Kiefer structure Sutherland role 23. Eavesdropper of Queen of the gods 24. Tiny colonists Russian Sellers news acronym 27. Obtained from oil Peter Won't 31. Itemized list 10. Porky or Petunia 33. Med school subj. 18. Fruity drink conflict between Slovenia and Yugoslavia 21. Street (popularity and respect) MANILA Senior officials on Wednesday reaffirmed their continued commitments to undertake individual and joint actions to counter terrorism imperative for fostering security and resilience of businesses and communities in the Asia-Pacific region. Oscar F. Valenzuela, chair of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Counter-Terrorism Working Group (CTWG), said APEC economies will continue implementing the work plan and the APEC Counter Terrorism and Secure Trade Strategy. It must be reiterated that this plan is a living document, and we must ensure that it is able to meet the changing landscape of the fight against terrorism, he said in his closing remarks during the 6th APEC CTWG Meeting held here. Valenzuela, Acting Executive Director of the Philippine Anti-Terrorism Council-Program Management Center, noted they also support deeper cooperation and capacity building across the priority areas of secure supply chains, travel, finance and infrastructure. These initiatives will ensure that regional commerce is more secure, efficient and resilient, he added. It is hoped that the role of SN6DX Like Cute some clocks kitten who annoys 51. Operates Garfield 35. Demolisher 53. bygones be bygones Daughter Part of of King a Minos dollar 54. Wee Reese Insignificant Arena cry 39. Raise Beginnings Pilot a plane 42. Impressionist Edouard s paintings Twisted Rather together, and as thread Jennings Musty Like Jack Sprat's diet 50. Disney lioness 50. Nourishing 52. General Mills Mexican food brand 55. Baby spoilers, often 56. More refined security, especially against terrorism, in building sustainable and resilient communities will have a real world impact that can be seen and felt by the people in our economies, Valenzuela said. Moreover, the APEC CTWG chair said the formal reporting of individual Counter-Terrorism Action Plan is important as it provides an avenue for the economies to report on the progress of their efforts against terrorism and securing trade. Valenzuela said other economies can possibly learn and adapt best practices. (PNA) Measures vs. El Nino continue to be put in place - Malacanang MANILA A Palace official on Tuesday assured the public anew that measures are being put in place to ease the impact of the extended dry spell, which is expected to greatly hit the agriculture sector. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., in an interview over state-owned DZRB, said the government was now establishing concrete moves and strategies to strengthen the programs targeted to alleviate the effects of a worst case El Nino phenomenon. Among these moves include the tie-up with local governments, which leads the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (LDRRMC), in implementing programs like water conservation measures. Coloma said moves were also targeted towards ensuring food security. The worst part of the dry spell is expected to be experienced in the last quarter of this year up to the first quarter of Coloma said they were praying that the country would be spared from the expected worst-case dry spell in the region but stressed that all necessary measures were being done to limit its impact. Some provinces in the country have been experiencing dry spell for months now although this has not affected food supply in the country. Thus, rate of price increases has not risen and in fact continued its decline to 0.8 percent last July. Inflation averaged at 1.9 percent in the first seven months this year, already below the central bank s two to four percent target for this year to Monetary officials, however, project inflation to go up to within-target levels starting in the last quarter of 2015 because of the impact of El Nino. (PNA) Down Across 1. December 31st, year-wise 1. Machinist s tool 6. Eau 2. Claire s Basically river 14. Kiefer Sutherland role of Sellers 3. 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Med school subj. 34. Like some clocks 35. Demolisher 36. Daughter of King Minos 38. Insignificant 39. Raise 40. Beginnings 42. Impressionist Edouard's paintings 44. Twisted together, as thread 48. Musty 50. Disney lioness 51. Operates 53. " bygones be bygones" 54. Wee Reese HOROSCOPE AQUARIUS (JAN FEB. 18) This time manifests itself as intense communications, especially with those whose positions conflict with your own. You may be overly concerned with making your point just now. Sometimes conflict cannot easily be avoided. The trick however, is in knowing when to agree to disagree and back away. This could be a mentally exhaustive day or a highly educational day depending on your point of view. Your imagination is energized. Activities can involve promotional campaigns, music, storytelling or inspirational work. It s a good time to keep some moments for just you to reflect. Visit museums, libraries, begin or plan a vacation or just get in touch with nature. If you are sensitive, do not indulge in drugs or alcohol relax to music. ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19) This is the time every year when you tend to become more involved with groups of friends or colleagues for entertainment or idealistic reasons. Although this is a workday, you may find yourself making plans to take off work early in order to include yourself in some special activity. Careful, this action could have repercussions you could join the activities after work. Activities within your social organizations tend to be oriented to humanitarian, technological or scientific pursuits. It s a time you enjoy delving into unconventional ideas. There is improved communication. You enjoy new interests that include teaching difficult students to focus and absorb information. You may give or receive advice and you may have sudden intuitive ideas. CANCER (JUN 22- JUL 22) New options present themselves. You can benefit through professional groups and organizations. You can develop new skills and opportunities to advance your competitive position. Your intuitive senses are on target with your business, professional or domestic goals. Apply your mental effort to studies or constructive talk. Be attentive to any needed car repairs. Vacations and artistic pursuits can be inspiring now is a great time to plan and look forward to that well-needed vacation or sign up for some continued education. Friends are supportive and stimulating this evening. You tend to be cautious and responsible in your self-expression and relationships. Partners give you added support. Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday; all is well! CAPRICORN (DEC JAN 19) You may not feel much like working. There is an indication that new information is coming your way; you however, will have to sort through and decipher the unessential to get at what you need. The information you need will be obvious when you catch sight of it. You will tend to compromise now, feeling that it is not worth the hassle to defend your position. Be careful not to give up something of value. There is a temptation to overeat just now and this may bring weight gain and indigestion. Consider keeping a food diary. Work that requires precision, calls for careful planning and patience, especially under the planetary energies that are present now. You may be emotionally involved with friends and ideals this afternoon. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUN 21) This busy day may challenge your authority and motivation from time to time. However, older people and those in a position of power tend to support choices and your input. You may have to cope with deceptive people in important business and professional interactions. Be aware however, there will be an opportunity to point out a devious move as a probable misunderstanding. You make constructive progress towards your goals this day. Life is easier than you think all you have to do is accept what you think is most impossible and become flexible and tolerant of yourself and others create a positive, grateful attitude. There is relief this evening stress begins to ease and you can be proud of the progress you have made. LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23) Consider your responsibilities and the rights of others before you take action on some business transaction. Look for the people that will help you the most and they will want the same results you want. You may now desire to make fundamental changes in your lifestyle. You can easily express your ideas. Your spouse, business partners and close friends tend to support and encourage your views. Today is favorable for all intellectual endeavors and short trips. You will find your health is improving. Seek constructive outlets for physical energies in exercise, games, cleaning and repairs. Relax and take care of yourself this afternoon. Conversations are pleasant and sympathetic. Visiting with family members tonight is nurturing and constructive. LIBRA (SEP OCT. 23) You could reveal, detect or correct fanatical religious promotions or power struggles over philosophical, educational, cultural or moral issues. In your effort to learn and maintain your security, you may find yourself in the middle of a conversation that seems to pull you in and help you deal with some unrealistic thinking. You may be in conflict over corporate funds, joint finances, taxes, insurance, inheritance or alimony. Seek cooperation and guidance in these dealings. You will certainly look to increase your fun and romance this evening. You may want to entertain others in order to be noticed and appreciated. Your sex appeal tends to increase now. You will want to participate more in games, sports, gambling and active play with children. PISCES (FEB MAR. 20) There are new insights into the secret motivations and vulnerabilities of others. Study into psychological matters may be fun and certainly could provide a few answers. You and a co-worker may decide to take a class in psychology or creative writing. There are mysteries, scientific problems, occult subjects and issues of personal safety and security that hold your interests. There is a desire for greater freedom and excitement in your cultural, religious and philosophical associations. You may seek unorthodox viewpoints. These tend to incorporate scientific or humanitarian fields and progressive educational methods. You may form associations with a variety of people from all walks of life, beliefs and customs. SAGITTARIUS (NOV DEC. 21) You will work very hard to complete projects. You combine enthusiasm and courage with ambition and selfcontrol. You can accomplish much now toward your professional goals through careful, hard work. Officials and people in authority give you their support and you can deal effectively with business and professional affairs. Work with tools or machinery goes smoothly and you might consider teaching within your profession or in continuing education. Changes can emerge from unknown sources but pay attention because you may find more freedom but more stability as well. Health issues improve as tensions ease and therapies have a beneficial effect. Someone is waiting for your call this evening. SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21) Your work is tranquil enough for now to allow you some quiet thinking. Solving problems is easy and you may turn to your more personal thoughts of where you would like to be and what you would like to be doing if you did not have to work on this day. You have become more involved with groups of friends or colleagues on an intellectual level and there is a demand for competition in winning intellectual games chess, puzzles, etc. You might enjoy a group trip to an out-of-town activity. Find a way to gather your friends or perhaps family together so the whole group can pick a date, place and project that will add up to fun times that are memorable. There is an opportunity to pursue a humanitarian, technological or scientific undertaking. TAURUS (APR. 20-MAY 20) You may wish to express your more intellectual self during this active time. Superiors will believe in you, if you believe in yourself. Be confident, ask for the more difficult position in the company and as you learn, you grow. Your reward is not only significant as a monetary gain but wisdom as well. This may result in training or leading others, short trips, making large quantity sales orders or intellectual competition. Remember the relaxation techniques you have practiced in the past and merge them throughout your day so as not to give in to any panic or frustrations. Develop your power of positive thinking. Social and business communications may require tact and diplomacy. Stand strong and do not lose sight of your goal. Relax by soft music tonight. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22) You may put in some extra effort today to rise above whatever frustrations keep presenting themselves. A couple of options are to agree to disagree, or to think over your options and report your decisions. Apply your mental effort to studies or constructive talk. Later today you may want to attend to car repairs or upkeep. Friends are cooperative and artistic endeavors bring satisfying results. This could mean you and your friends will enjoy a concert, a special celebration or just some time together with you to visit and share some positive energies. You have a wonderful, active, creative mind and may want to chat about all your new ideas this evening. There are so many possibilities and inventions just waiting for you to uncover.
7 september 03, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon 7 anti-cyber crime summit... from Page 1 Gov. Lilia Nanay Pineda said it is about time to create public awareness on cyber security or how to stay safe online, by means of addressing the growing concerns on cyber crime as more Filipinos continue to embrace information and communications technology. Pineda said majority of Kapampangans are still unaware of cyber crime and the threats it poses, stressing that the anticyber crime summit is of utmost importance. It will raise awareness on how the people can protect themselves from cyber crimes, the new casino vp... from Page 1 new caravan... from Page 2 bear the brunt of climate change unless this problem is addressed accordingly. According to experts, the Philippines is among countries most at risk for climate change s impacts. Those impacts are sea level and temperature rise as well as increasing onslaught of extreme weather events, they warned. Among such events was the November 2013 onslaught of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan ) in Central Philippines. Yolanda left over 6,000 people dead and nearly destroyed everything in its path. Experts already cited Yolanda as among the strongest tropical cyclones in recorded history. Galicha said the Philippines became a significant climate advocate because of Yolanda. With the youth s help, we can further step up such advocacy and generate more petitions cdc, sutherland... from Page 8 defective scales... from Page 8 governor said. The anti-cyber crime summit was conceptualized in a meeting with Governor Pineda on Monday at the Capitol, attended by Police Senior Superintendent Edwin C. Roque, director of PNP-ACG, Police Senior Inspector Levy Lozada, chief of Digital Forensic, Police Senior Superintendent John Atela, Police Senior Superintendent Christopher Birung, Police Superintendent Elbert Pagente, Police Senior Superintendent Arnel Escobal, PNP-ACG deputy director and Police Senior Superintendent Rickson Saavedra, chief of NLFU. Pineda said the anti-cyber crime summit will be carried out by the PNP ACG, the provincial government, stakeholders such as school teachers, principals, barangay officials and tanods, health workers, concerned nongovernment organizations, youth sector, among others. Saavedra said the summit comes at a time when the country is experiencing a high rate of Internet adoption, with more Filipinos incorporating internet use in several aspects, including financial services, business transactions, and data management, among other services. PEZA: Asian firms can make PHL as gateway to EU MANILA Asian companies can make the Philippines as their gateway to European Union (EU) market through taking advantage of the benefits of EU Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+). Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) spokesperson Elmer San Pascual said the investment promotion agency (IPA) is actively promoting the EU GSP+ benefits given to the country December last year and to other ASEAN members and Asian neighbors. The EU GSP+ grants the Philippines zero tariff on 6,274 goods exported to ing daily operations of the 4,500 square meters Las Vegas-style gaming space which features 250 slot machines and 52 gaming tables. I am excited to be part of the Widus team and I look forward to being involved in developing the entertainment offerings available to our guests, continuing our focus on making Widus the premier venue of choice for relaxation and leisure in Clark, Lawrence said. With Widus Casino being a world-class gaming facility, Lawrence also aims to EU which makes products manufactured in the country more competitive in the EU market. We re telling them that the cost of doing business for products exported to EU is more competitive if they invested here in the Philippines with the benefits of EU GSP+, said San Pascual. Aside from the EU GSP+, the PEZA official mentioned that the country s labor market remains an attractive factor for companies to invest here. We re telling them that we are an economy with young population and peaceful labor market, San Pascual noted. He cited that the Philippines recorded the lowest number of strikes in the past years. In 2014, the country only posted two labor strikes compared to China s 1,379. In 2013, there was only one labor strikes in the Philippines against Thailand with 11, Indonesia with 239, Vietnam with 327, and China with 656. Meanwhile, PEZA approved 360 projects in the first seven months of 2015 amounting to PHP103 billion. PEZA is an investment promotion agency for export enterprises. (PNA) strengthen the company s campaign on responsible gaming with its new partnership with Life Change Recovery Center (LCRC), a professional counseling and treatment facility for individuals with psychiatric or psychological problems. With his expertise and strong management skills, Lawrence will also oversee proposed plans for casino expansion to ensure that Widus maintains its position as the top-notch leisure facility in Northern Luzon. for a climate agreement to be finally sealed in Paris this year, he said. Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore founded CRP in 2006 to help advance discussions on climate change and turn climate awareness into action. Throughout the Nationwide Climate Caravan, the youth will have the opportunity to ask authorities questions on climate change and action for addressing this problem. Videos covering such questions will be uploaded in social media sites to stimulate discussions on such matters. The caravan is the local counterpart of the Road to Paris Campaign. Such campaign is a global initiative CRP mounted earlier to help further raise international clamor for a new climate agreement. (PNA) 2,000 jobs by December this year. We have 500 clients that we re supporting and we re growing. In fact, Sutherland Clark specifically and Tarlac are both the biggest sites that we are currently supporting for Sutherland, Vera said. Greg Bravo, SGSI training manager, said the curriculum is designed to build the language foundation among the trainees adding that it also covers Sutherland s screening process. provides calibrated weighing scales to local governments to ensure fair weighing of consumer products. The agency also conducts training on calibration of weighing scales. In a radio program, Pampanga Mabuhay Ka aired over RW 95.1 FM, Police Superintendent Ma. Ivy Castillo, PNP-ACG assistant chief, said the anti-cyber crime law penalizes online libel, computer hacking, illegal access, illegal interception, data interference, misuse of devices, cyber squatting, computer-related fraud, computer-related identity theft, cyber sex and child pornography. Castillo said the law penalizes online and cyber libel committed only by the original author of the post. However, those who simply receive the post and react to it manila bay rehab... from Page 2 dti-bataan... from Page 3 ciation, grocery owners and members of Bataan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Consumer protection and enterprise development will continue to flourish in the province through strong supplier-buyer relationship and government support, Cabahug said. Jose Mari m. Garcia science contest... from Page 8 will not be penalized. She said the PNP-ACG is committed to fighting cyber crime in the province and ensuring that Kapampangans and the Filipinos as a whole are safe but at the same time urged them to be vigilant and take preventive measures such as securing passwords. She explained that hackers include anyone who seeks to exploit weaknesses in a computer system or computer network for malicious reasons such as profit. Cyber attacks to specific sectors such as mobile money transfer can be disastrous to the national economy, she added. Bataan, and concerned local government units. Earlier this year, Ramirez said that they will go full blast in information and education campaign of the rehabilitation and clean-up of the Manila Bay. The DENR Bataan is the chair of the Technical Working Group of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project Bataan. For 2015, we have been accelerating the conduct of IEC for the rehabilitation and clean-up of Manila Bay with the other mandamus agencies, she pointed out. The DENR Bataan through the leadership of Penro Raul Mamac is in full swing implementing its programs that include National Greening Program, Handog Titulo, and Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project, among others. High School and College Students. She said there is no limit to the number of entries and participants can win as much as P50,000 in cash. For his part, DOST-NCR assistant regional director Engr. Arman Bionat explained that the Invention entry must be covered by invention patent still in force granted by the Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IP- OPHIL); while, Utility Model is covered by utility model patent or registration, still in force granted by the IPOPHIL. Likewise, an Industrial Design entry must be covered by industrial design patent or registration still in force granted by the IPO- PHIL. Moreover, he said that a Creative Research refers to patent pending inventions, registration pending utility models and industrial designs and research results yet applied for patent, utility model and industrial design registration. Eligible under this category are new and useful machines, devices or gadgets, products or processes, or an improvement of any of the foregoing; and non biological/ microbiological processes not galing pook... from Page 3 hind all our collective successes, said Budget Secretary Florencio Butch Abad. Abad said the Galing Pook fair was set up not only to emphasize the importance of citizen participation in good governance but also to call on other citizens to do their share. This is the only way we can ensure sustainable development in succeeding administrations, he added. The Galing Pook Governance Fair which was open to the public brought around 5,000 participants from LGUs and CSOs for a Unity Walk around SMX after which Congresswoman Leni Robredo and Attorney Alex Lacson gave talks. Several performances also brightened up the event. Featured artists included Noel Cabangon, Gary Granada and KOREHIDOR, Bayang Barrios, Kontra Gapi, UP Music Circle Bands (Rayf Panotes, Giro and the Maps, Lamb St.), Moonstar 88, Imago, Gracenote, Sponge Cola, and Tres Marias. (DBM) contrary to public order, morals, public health and welfare, he added. On the other hand, Student Creative Research for High School and College on refers to new and innovative projects/ works made by college and high school students, he said. Eligible projects or works under this category are new and useful machines or gadgets, products or processes, or an improvement of any of the foregoing; and non-biological/microbiological processes not contrary to public order, morals, public health and welfare, Bionet added. We hope all the schools in Metro Manila will be able participate in RICE, Fortuna said. We are also willing to assist them with the technical writing aspect of their application, she added. This year s theme, Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating and Inventing for Global Competitiveness. RICE entry forms, rules, and criteria are available for download at ncr.dost.gov.ph. For more information, contact DOST-NCR at TeleFax No.: (02) (DOST)
8 business VOLUME IV NO. 57 SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 THURSDAY CDC, Sutherland give free call center training By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario CLARK FREEPORT Bridging the gap between potential employers and talent pool, the state-owned firm recently partnered with a business process outsourcing (BPO) locator here in training prospective workers. Clark Development Corporation, in partnership with Sutherland Global Services, Inc. (SGSI) launched the first DOST encourages inventors, students to join science contest QUEZON CITY The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region is inviting Filipino researchers, students, and budding or full-fledged inventors based in Metro Manila to join this year s Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE). DOST-NCR regional director Dr. Teresita Fortuna said that their agency would accept entries until September 15. The actual event would be on September 28 to 30 at the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in Quezon City. Fortuna said selection will be based on six categories: Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award), Outstanding Utility Model, Outstanding Industrial Design, Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award), and Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for science contest... PAGE 7 Language and Call Center Fundamentals Training at Clark Polytechnic Compound on Tuesday, September 01. Noel F. Manankil, CDC vice president for administration and finance, said that the project is in line with CDC s target of 100,000 jobs in Clark by Manankil said the training would provide Sutherland call center agents that are suited to comply with the requirements of the said locator. Initially, we start at the CDC premises, then once we are able to train the trainers then we expand outside. We are looking at partnering ith City College of Angeles, Mabalacat City College and Tarlac State University, Porac and Pampanga provincial government among others, Manankil said. CDC will shoulder the cost of training, the venue (one of the classrooms in Clark Polytechnic) and other equipment necessary for the training, Manankil added. Some 35 trainees from Clark contiguous areas will be the first batch of the 20-day training program. Aside from BPO training module, CDC plans to create various programs for hospitality industry, caddies for golf courses SEAL OF GOOD LOCAL GOVERNANCE. Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas II personally hands over to Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando the Seal of Good Local Governance Award for the province of Bulacan and the Performance Challenge Fund incentive package worth P7 million during the commemoration of the 165th birth anniversary of the great Bulakenyo propagandist, Marcelo H. Del Pilar held at at the Dambanang Marcelo H. del Pilar in Barangay San Nicolas, Bulakan early this morning. --BULACAN PPAO PHOTO and other priority industries in the Freeport. Brian Vera, SGSI director for recruitment disclosed that their site in Clark has 4,500 employees at present. Vera said further that SGSI share the same goals with CDC in generating skilled workers. For their company in Clark, they need to fill in an additional cdc, sutherland... PAGE 7 CBCP cites role of millennials in protecting, saving environment MANILA The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) acknowledged the role of the millennial generation in protecting and saving our environment. CBCP President Archbishop Socrates Villegas expressed the need to reach out to the millennial generation. We need the millennials. The home that God entrusted to us is dying and it s obvious with the climate change and irresponsibility we ve tolerated for too long, Villegas said. He also said that their (millennials) help is needed especially in this fast changing time adding that they bear the responsibility of understanding and evolving not just with the environment but with the faith as the times do. Archbishop Villegas further explained that millennials have the power to communicate effectively and instantly compared to the older generations. We hope that by reaching out to them, they can help us reach out to more people. They do that so naturally and so effortlessly already. The same way the Word of God is something we re naturally drawn to, we hope that they share the same message of caring for our only home, the prelate added. (CBCP) Defective weighing scales seized in Tarlac TARLAC CITY Local officials of Camiling with the assistance of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Tarlac provincial office personnel confiscated 20 defective weighing scales in an operation held recently. Kevin Velasco and Allen Degollado of the Camiling Public Market and Fe Bruno of the DTI provincial office inspected at least 100 weighing scales used by market vendors and found 20 scales to be defective and uncalibrated. The confiscated scales were turned over to the municipal treasurer. Local officials said they will conduct a regular saturation drive to ensure the protection of consumers in the public market from defective weighing scales. Stickers will also be placed on registered scales to ensure that they are not tampered with and properly monitored. Through a program called Timbangan ng Bayan, DTI Region III (DTI-3) defective scales... PAGE 7 DEFECTIVE. Local officials of Camiling, Tarlac, City with of the assistance San Fernando, of DTI per- Pampanga 2nd Floor U2 Bldg., Mc-Arthur Highway, Brgy. Dolores, Tel/Fax No.: (045) , , sonnel, confiscate address: faulty weighing scales at the public market. --DTI PHOTO 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: