1 what s inside RPCO-3 holds workshop for new projects in CL news...page 2 VOLUME IV NO. 69 SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 MONDAY DA-3 conducts meat processing training business...page 3 CSF identifies local dev t fund priorities for 2016 CATALYSTS OF CHANGE. Gov. Lilia Nanay Pineda addresses Capitol POST-FLIGHT executives who CHECKING. underwent a two-day Philippine retraining Air Force on (PAF) good Airmen governance newly at delivered Pradera Verde, 2nd Airbus Lubao C-295 town aircraft over the to week. augment Pineda PAF s said capability she wants and defense. --amdr photo do routine post-flight check of their provincial government heads and employees to become effective catalysts of change and development. --JUN JASO By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario CITY OF SAN FERNANDO This city government has identified the priority programs for the utilization of the city s 20% local development fund for During a meeting held September 17 at the Heroes Hall, the local development council, chaired by Mayor Edwin Santiago, has bared the proposed projects for environmental management, social and economic development programs. For 2016, the city s estimated total 20% development fund amounts to P118 million. Around 47.56% or more than P56 million of this will be used under economic development for the construction and rehabilitation of roads and bridges, farm mechanization, provision of irrigation facilities, and aid to barangays. csf identifies... PAGE 7 Capitol officials undergo retraining on governance by ELAINE MERCADO LUBAO, PAMPANGA Longing for more development projects and service in the province, the department heads of the provincial government led by Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda are currently attending a two-day retraining program on good governance and human resource development which started over the week. capitol officials... PAGE 7 UN s $400-M Solar Power Plant to rise in Bulacan BULACAN Bulakenyos will soon have will be constructebration of the 117th lar Power Plant that commemorative cel- the means to take advantage of the solar 2nd UN Floor Ambassa- U2 Bldg., auguration Mc-Arthur of Malolos Highway, Brgy. Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga ed in this province. Anniversary of the In- energy as the Tel/Fax United No.: dor Gion (045) Gounet , announced this good of the highlights in the their newspaper for the Cluster Schools Press Conference, held at the Arayat Central Elementary School recently. Congress, , which is one LIL JOURNOS ON A DEADLINE. address: This group of pupils meet their deadline for the submission of the final layout of Nations announced its $400 million So- news during the --Jp manalang solar power... 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 2NEWS Headline Gitnang Luzon september 21, 2015 RPCO-3 holds workshop for new projects in CL By Charlene A. Cayabyab CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Regional Project Coordination Office 3 (RPCO-3) recently conducted a training workshop regarding the preparation of the work and financial plan of the seven enterprise development subprojects that have been recently approved by the Regional Project Advisory Board of Central Luzon. RPCO-3 s I-REAP Component and Procurement Unit, gathered the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Units (PPMIUs) and the proponent groups of Zambales, Tarlac, Bataan, Aurora, and Nueva Ecija in Clark Freeport for the workshop. The three-day activity, which zeroed-in on the discussion on the enterprise Investment agreement and on the preparation of bidding documents, introduced the participants to the guidelines and requirements necessary for the issuance of No Objection Letter 1 (NOL1). The Enterprise Investment Agreement is a contract entered by the subproject proponent group and the local government unit for the implementation of the I- REAP subproject. This training workshop on financial analysis is part of a series of output-based activities laid by RPCO-3 that will help the PPMIUs and proponent groups to fast-track the implementation process of their subprojects, once they have received the No Objection Letter from the National Project Coordination Office, RPCO-3 Focal Person and Department of Agriculture 3 Technical Director Crispulo Bautista Jr., said. These trainings and workworkshop.. Page 7 SM City Pampanga stages Brillante Mendoza Film Appreciation Workshop CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Pampanga is home of the best artists in the country. It has a long artistic tradition from comic strip creator/writer turned director and producer Carlo J. Caparas and modern Filipino painter and printmaker Benedicto Bencab Cabrera, who have their roots in Pampanga, to the first Filipino to win the Cannes International Film Festival for Best Director, Brillante Mendoza. His films are alive and well today through a small independent production outfit called Centerstage Productions. CSP is a group of independent filmmakers who have brought honors to the country via feature films that won several awards and recognition in prestigious film festival here and abroad. As SM City Pampanga gives a homecoming of some sorts, it honors its homegrown film artist Mendoza through a film appreciation workshop of his newest film, Taklub, which gives an in depth view of the making of a masterpiece from Director Mendoza s point of view. The film premiered at the Un Certain Regard section in this year s Cannes Film Festival, where it was in the official selection. And more than that, it won the Ecumenical Jury Prize-Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival. Prominent members of the local community attended the Grand Launch to pay tribute to Director Mendoza, who had brought honor to the country. SM s Senior Vice President for Marketing Mille Dizon was joined by local officials like Councilor BJ Lagman and Candaba representative Jennifer Grupo who read the synopses of the two films. Also present in the launch were Department of Tourism III Regional Director Ronnie Tiotuico, City Tourism Officer Ching Pangilinan, Mexico Tourism Officer, Atching Lillian Borromeo, Ima Arti Member Malou Garbes, Rotary Club Central Pampanga President Raul Macalino and Secretary Love Velasco. Partner schools also witnessed the event from Pampanga High School represented by Principal Fe Caylao, St. Andrew s Academy Principal Larry Pamintuan, University of the Assumption and Information and Communication Technology High School. Moreover, Director Mendoza is now a Festival Director of Sinag Maynila, which he co-founded with Solar Entertainemnt Corporation CEO and President Wilson Tieng. Kapampangans were honored to have special screening of one of the entries to the prestigious Sinag Maynila entitled Balut Country, written and directed by another talented Kapampangan, Director Paul Sta. Ana. Director Mendoza is a living national treasure of the Philippine independent cinema. Being the first Asian to win the prestigious Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Kinatay in 2009 and is regarded by the world s film critics as an Ultra-neo-realist. Recently, the French government decorated Brillante Ma. Mendoza with the Chevalier dans l Ordre des Arts et Lettres or Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. No Filipino director has been accorded the singular distinction of being ranked with the likes of renowned filmmakers, Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento. The festival had students as its primary audience Well-attended by schools in the province namely University of the Assumption, Angeles University Foundation, St. Andrew s Academy in Candaba, Information and Communications Tech- sm city pampanga... Page 7 BULACAN S OWN. Second District Congressman Gavini Apol C. Pancho receives a certificate of appreciation from the Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado for being the guest speaker in the 117th Anniversary of the Inauguration of Malolos Congress held at the historic Barasoain Church over the week. Also in the photo are (L-R) Board Member Felix Ople, Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando and Hon. Gion Gounet, UN ambassador on Goodwill. --BULACAN PPAO PDEA leads Airport Inter-Agency Drug Task Group QUEZON CITY The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) now leads a task group that will efficiently synchronize anti-illegal drug efforts in airports. This after a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) creating the Airport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (Airport-IADITG) was signed recently by PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General. As we signed the agreement, we have again shown to the local and international community the closer working relationship among the member-agencies with interrelated mandates concerned with the safety and security of the country s airports from illegal drugs, Cacdac said. Agencies who also signed in the agreement are: Office for Transportation Security (OTS); Bureau of Customs (BoC); Bureau of Immigration (BI); Department of Justice- National Prosecution Service (DOJ-NPS); National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force; and the PNP Aviation Security Group. Under the agreement, PDEA shall act as the Commander and Executive Officer of the Airport-IADITG through the Director General, take the lead role in the overall investigation, and subsequent filing of drug cases, in cooperation with member-agencies and coordinate, support and monitor the operational activities of the task group. The MOA also requires all contracting parties to cooperate with one another and coordinate efforts to control the entry and exit of illegal drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals through the airports by providing support to the Airport-IADITG through detail of personnel, timely exchange and dissemination of intelligence, and maintenance and operation of the Airport- IADITG Operations Center, the administrative and operations hub of the task group. (PDEA) AFP receives recon kits, outfits from US military QUEZON CITY The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received from the US military a new Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets Kits and Outfits (DRSKO) package. The equipment that we have collaboratively worked with and trained on and provided to the Philippine government is exactly the same equipment that we provide to our own military forces and to our civilian counterparts, said U.S. Army COL Kenneth Deal of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DITRA) during the turnover ceremony Thursday at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The DRSKO is a portable collection of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) protective gear and detection equipment used to support dismounted Reconnaissance, Surveillance and CBRN site assessment missions. This increases the AFP s capabilities to conduct CBRN site assessments to mitigate risks and gather intelligence on Chemical Agents, Biological Agents or other potential chemical hazards. It was designed to equip a team of 27 CBRN personnel. The AFP previously completed extensive training in the United States in preparation for receiving this equipment as part of its modernization efforts. Today after six short months, we recon kits... Page 7
3 september 21, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon BUSINESS 3 GSIS offers new benefit enhancements for members, pensioners PASAY CITY State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) announced on Thursday that its members and pensioners will receive additional benefits starting September First, the funeral benefit of GSIS members and pensioners will be increased from P20,000 to P30,000. The funeral benefit was last increased in 2001 or 14 years ago when it was raised from P18,000 to P20,000. The increase is long overdue, President and General Manager Robert Vergara said. In addition, more than 272,000 regular old-age and disability pensioners as of December 31, 2014, will receive a one-time benefit equivalent to one-month pension, or P10,000, whichever is lower. GSIS will also be introducing a milestone benefit scheme for nearly 6,000 pensioners who, as of September 1, 2015 are 90 to 94 SSS recognizes top partners in 2015 Balikat ng Bayan Awards CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Social Security System (SSS) has recognized a total of 16 organizations as this year s recipients of SSS Balikat ng Bayan Awards for their significant contributions in providing social protection to Filipino workers and helping the SSS expand the reach of its services in the Philippines and overseas. SSS Balikat ng Bayan Awards Committee Chairman and Senior Vice President Judy Frances A. See said the roster of national winners features ten companies, including three top-performing banks that each earned two SSS plaques for Six other organizations also garnered special citations during the awards ceremony held at the SSS main office in Quezon City on September 18. Every year, we honor institutions with invaluable help and support in achieving the SSS mandate. We appreciate the extra effort they give to ensure that the best social security protection for members and beneficiaries is accorded. It is an honor for SSS to have solid partnerships with them, See said. RCBC Savings Bank won as Best Collecting Thrift Bank and received the Balikat ng Bayan Hall of Fame award for winning in the same category for five straight years. The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and One Network Bank, Inc. (ONB) similarly brought home two Balikat ng Bayan awards this year. The SSS bestowed the Top Employer Award for Large Account to the National Book Store (NBS), a popular retail chain for books and office supplies. The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FFCCII), an association of businessmen that aims to support the country s economic, social and cultural development, won as the Top Employer for Small/Medium Account. Our national Top Employer winners, NBS and FFCCII, have set high standards in terms of compliance with the Social Security Law. They report their employees for SSS coverage, religiously remit their workers payments for contributions and loans, and submit SSS sss recognizes... Page 7 years old that will be granted a milestone benefit of P20,000; over 1,100 pensioners who are 95 to 99 years old will receive P50,000; and 181 pensioners who are 100 years old and above will get P100,000. Starting September 2, 2015 and thereafter, regular pensioners will be paid the following milestone benefit on their birthday P20,000 to pensioners who will turn 90 years old; P30,000 to pensioners who will turn 95 years old; and P50,000 to pensioners who will turn 100 years old. Our pensioners who are 90 years old and above are the most vulnerable members of GSIS, Vergara said. GSIS is in a position to enhance these benefits due to its record financial performance in Total assets reached P908 billion while income spiked to P140 billion and gsis offers... Page 7 DA-3 conducts meat processing training By Charlene A. Cayabyab CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Department of Agriculture in Central Luzon (DA-3) recently conducted training on basic meat processing in Bataan province. The training was conducted in Brgy. Palili in Samal town through DA 3 s Animal Products & By-Products Utilization Program (APBPU). The training was initiated by the Provincial Veterinarian Office of Bataan in coordination with the office of Municipal Agriculturist of Samal. The participants were composed of mothers of Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program, Samal Upland Farmers Association (SUFA) members, fifth year Agricultural Engineering students of Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU-Abucay campus) who are taking up a course on processing, and handling of agricultural products. Subjects discussed during the training were quality of meat and pork cuts, basic meat processing, Methods of Meat Preservation, Basic Utensils, Non-Meat Ingredients/Usages, Packaging / Labeling and Good Manufacturing Practices/Hygiene and Sanitation. The demonstration on hamburger was initially carried out and was preceded by the presentation on skinless longganisa. A total of 8 kilos of ground meat (4 kgs. beef and 4 kgs. pork) was purchased for hamburger processing while an additional 8 kilogram of ground pork was used for longganisa making. A return demonstration was then conducted to gauge the learning of the participants. The participants were grouped into three and were tasked to perform actual demonstration on hamburger and skinless longganisa. Most of the trainees were eager in performing the return demonstration and had initiative. CIAC UPDATE. Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO Emigdio Tanjuatco III updates members of the Capampangan in Media Inc. (CAMI) during their weekly forum Balitaan held at the Holiday Inn-Clark. --CIAC-CCD PHOTO DTI-3 resolves CL consumer complaints through mediation ANGELES CITY Majority of consumer complaints lodged at the regional and provincial offices of the Department of Trade and Industry Region III (DTI-3) were resolved through mediation. For the first three quarters of 2015, DTI-3 received 332 consumer complaint cases, 313 of which were resolved through mediation. Of these resolved cases, 309 were settled within 10 working days. Only 19 cases were resolved through adjudication. Reports from the DTI-3 Consumer Protection Division also show that the number of complaints has decreased from 133 in the first quarter of the year, 125 in the second quarter and only 74 complaints were lodged in the third quarter of The decreasing number of consumer complaints can also be attributed to the fact that DTI-3 continually helps establishments set up their on Consumer Welfare Desks in order to settle consumer complaints immediately at their site. A large percentage of consumer complaints for the year are on Product and Service Warranty. Some four cases are on Liability for Products and Services. On this front, DTI-3 conducts briefings with sellers such as cellphone dealers, repair shops, etc., on consumer rights in order to encourage them to ensure protection of consumers. DTI-3 Regional Director Judith P. Angeles noted that the high percentage of mediated cases support the capability of consumers and sellers to settle their differences amicably, avoiding the long and tedious legal process of resolving consumer complaints. She emphasized the need for consumers to be informed and vigilant when buying so that complaints and misunderstanding may be avoided. She also asked manufacturers and sellers to provide truthful information about their products in order to avoid consumer complaints.
4 4OPINIONHeadline Gitnang Luzon september 21, 2015 EDITORIAL Nanay knows best GOV. Lilia Pineda said she wants the government heads and employees of the provincial government to become effective catalysts of change and development. And what better way to achieve this than by having them undergo a re-training on good governance? The re-training transpired at Pradera Verde in Lubao town, where technical advisers on good governance gave them counsel on how to fully achieve the mandate of Governor Pineda based on her 12-point agenda, which include Good Governance; Poverty Alleviation; Social Amelioration; Sustainable Quality Health Services; Equal Access to Quality Education; Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience; Attractive Investment Climate; Adequate Infrastructure Support; Peace and Order and Public Safety; Conservation and Promotion of Kapampangan Culture and Heritage; Tourism Promotion; and Promotion of Private and Public Partnership. The Pineda administration, as we all know, is determined to produce quality results, uplift standards of living and increase impact in the lives of the Kapampangans through the fulfillment of the Governor s development agenda. To achieve all these, then those under the leadership of Pineda should also be as determined as her and take an active role in good governance. I want more. We can be better..., the Governor told executives, and urged them to improve their craft as public servants. 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) Diverting from the real Mamasapano issue FOR the past week, news has been circulating around primetime newscast and in the daily broadsheets about who killed wanted terrorist Marwan. Suddenly, Malacañang reopened discussions on what should have been solved by various official investigations from the fact-finding committee and government agencies. In a way that was not expect- 4th Quarter Jose Aubrey Jay Pelayo IV SENATOR Grace Poe s Wednesday night announcement of her bid for the presidency came as no surprise to many, as her political allies and supporters rejoiced in a jampacked Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus. It was an expected political activity with politicians and supporters from the Bicol region and from Mindanao among the thousands of well-wishers and kibitzers expressing their support for the lady Senator. After months of being wooed by different political parties and ed, the issue about the Mamasapano incident diverted to a debate between the MILF and PNP about which group really killed the target. The Philippine National Police claimed their team shot and killed the elusive Marwan and they provided photos of the encounter. On the other hand, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front claims otherwise, affirming strongly that Marwan s aides betrayed him. This alternative truth by the MILF however, has been dismissed by Aquino. After all has been said and done, my question is: Do we really care about this? Do we really want to know who killed Marwan? Sometimes, not all truths are worth knowing promptly. The government should stay focused on the truth that matters most. How about the valiant 44 who perished in the uncoordinated and poorly planned operation? What about justice to these brave Special Action Forces officers who were left alone in the field as they were being massacred? This is the real issue. Obviously, these questions about this misfortune continue to haunt the Aquino administration. Just this year, during the commemoration of National Heroes Day, the President mentioned his parents in his speech but there was no mention about the valiant 44 members of SAF who gave their lives just last January 25. He did the same during his latest SONA. While it is OK to give proper turning them down at the end of the day, Senator Poe has finally and formally announced her official statement of running for the highest position of the land, making her the third prospective candidate (after Vice President Binay and former Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas) who have confirmed their candidacies. A series of meetings were held by political personalities who wanted the lady legislator as their Vice President, but yielded no pronouncements, giving a hint to Filipinos that she would be gunning for Malacañang. She may be a neophyte lawmaker, but she seems to be popular to the masses and even to aspirants for the presidency who announced their plans early. Little did the latter know that she too will be another contender in the presidential race. Others were speculating that Senator Poe was just waiting for the highest bidder (for campaign funds, that is) who would support her if she decides instead to be running for the Vice Presidency. All those who courted her as their running mate however failed. For the chronology, current Vice President Jejomar Binay has announced his candidacy early. He has also unofficially She may be a neophyte lawmaker, but she seems to be popular to the masses and even to aspirants for the presidency who announced their plans early. Many politicians might take advantage of the issue concerning the Mamasapano incident but I say we let them be for as long as it would result favorably for the victims of the gruesome massacre. Graceful announcement Alvin H. Arceo recognition to the valiant 44, as Senate President Pro-tempore Ralph Recto moves for the conferment of the Medal of Valor to the 44 members while Senator Nancy Binay filed for SAF 44 holiday bill, the true honor we could bring to these gallant men is justice. Many politicians might take advantage of the issue concerning the Mamasapano incident but I say we let them be for as long as it would result favorably for the victims of the gruesome massacre. Diverting the real issue won t keep the public and the family of SAF 44 from continuing to search for justice, as the clamor for the real truth is still clear and present. Should the day come that the complete truth will be made known by the public, I hope it would still result to a lasting peaceful relationship between the government and our brothers and sisters in Mindanao. campaigned early with his sorties as the second highest official of the land. With his early announcement, he has been subjected to various attacks with serious allegations of massive corruption and ill-gotten wealth. Immediately after baring his political plans, Vice President Binay was so popular and in fact was the leader in many surveys conducted. The same seemed to have waned however due to the tirades against him by his nemeses. For the former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas meanwhile, it appears that he has a well-paved road to Malacañang, being the one endorsed by the incumbent president. On the other hand however, his popularity appears to have a hard time taking off from the ground despite his long and massive exposure to the people. Going back to Senator Poe, she was likewise the victim of attacks perhaps due to her being popular and the early perception that she will run for the presidency until her official announcement. If we are to base the present result of the race on the current trend, Senator Poe is leading versus the two gentlemen-aspirants. She has the charisma which I surmise comes from the shadow of her adoptive father, the late Fernando Poe, Jr., a national artist and dubbed as the king of Philippine movies. The older Poe was once himself a presidential wannabe who was said to be the real winner. The belief that the said election was rigged is still alive in the minds of the fans and supporters of the king. If the younger Poe has the charisma today, her father has much more than that. If she wins the election by next year, it is expected that many will consider her victory as a vindication for the alleged stolen presidency from the late action star. Should Senator Poe becomes the president, she would redeem her father s loss and would also make history as the foundling who rose to become the leader of a nation. As of this writing This writer welcomes other views, comments, and reactions. You may send your message at
5 OPINION 5 september 21, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon FOURTEEN to 16 years of education in the four walls of the classroom will never be enough to teach and prepare a person to be significantly competent in facing the different challenges that s/he has to confront in life after all the many years of academic preparations. The real test comes when one is already out there in the real world, in the real school called life. Once, I received an from a former student who is now a doctor. I almost had a hard time recalling the face of this former student of mine since it has been almost a decade when we last saw each other. But I will never forget what he wrote in his that I think merits to be shared: Here s it: Sir, I would like to think that at this point in my life as a doctor, I had arrived light-years away from that kind of intellectual submission, that kind of fierce unquestioning, and I had clearly gone on parsing dictums, regardless, because experience itself challenged all the absolutes that were taught to me. It wasn t that I was only now coming to understand things. The fact that at some level I had always understood them differently, but never said so. So I had to ask myself these questions: Is openness to other ideas, infidelity, or is it the beginning of spiritual maturity? What is it that can possibly take us so far afield from the initial beginning self? How do we explain to ourselves the journey of getting from there to here, from unquestioning adherence to institutional answers, to the point of asking faithful questions? It took me long years before I realized that maybe it is belief itself, if it is real, that carries us there. Maybe if we really believe about the many things what we say we believe, there comes a time when we have to go beyond the parochialisms of law. I felt so happy after reading this The 3 Ls in a Person s Life Towards the Light ABEL SOTO portion of the letter of my former student. And it is unnecessary to explain why. I just want to share to you what I ed back to my former student: Indeed, once we empty ourselves of our certainties, we open ourselves to the mystery. Indeed, the search itself is the essence of life. The point is that we are never at home with ourselves until we have come to be what we know ourselves to be inside. Mula sa liham na ito ay nahugot ko ang isang napakahalagang kaisipan: ang paggawa at pagkilos mula sa ating mga pagkatuto. At mula sa kaisipang ito dapat palaging hugutin ng isang guro ang mga bagay-bagay na ginagawa niya sa silid-aralan kapag siya ay nagtuturo. Dapat ay tinitiyak niya na may pagdanas sa iba t ibang bahagdan at pamamaraan na nangyayari sa kanyang mga mag-aaral sa kahit anumang paksa ang kanyang tinatalakay. Dito nasusubok at dito rin nahuhubog ang husay, talino, at kakayahan hindi lamang ng mga magaaral kundi pati na rin ng guro. Sa pamamaraang ito ng pagtuturo nahahasa ang utak at pati na rin ang puso ng mga mag-aaral at ng guro. Walang bisa ang mga konsepto, ang mga ideya, at ang mga salita kung ang lahat ng ito y naiiwan lamang sa utak ng mga mag-aaral at hindi nila nararanasan ang mga ito sa loob ng silid-aralan. Hindi kailanman sasapat ang tisa at pisara para maturuan at maipaunawa sa magaaral ang mahahalagang konsepto at mga aral sa buhay na kailangan nilang matutunan at malinang para sa kanilang paghahanda sa tunay at mas malawak na paaralan: ang Buhay! Ang buhay ang siyang tunay na unibersidad kung saan nasusubok at natitiyak natin ang tunay nating mga kakayahan, talino, at kaalaman, na halos dalawang dekada rin nating ginugol at pinanday sa apat na haligi ng isang gusali na tinatawag nating silid-aralan. Ito ang tunay na magbibigay sa atin ng Hindi kailanman sasapat ang tisa at pisara para maturuan at maipaunawa sa mag-aaral ang mahahalagang konsepto at mga aral sa buhay na kailangan nilang matutunan at malinang para sa kanilang paghahanda sa tunay at mas malawak na paaralan: ang Buhay! mga markang naaayon sa ating mga pang-unawa at mga pagkilos at mga pagsasabuhay sa mga natutunan natin sa paaralan. Sa unibersidad ng buhay, ikaw ang pangunahing guro at mag-aaral na magbibigay at gagawa ng saysay para sa iyong kaalaman. Dito ikaw ang tunay na magpapasya para sa markang nais mong makuha sa iba t ibang asignaturang iyong papasukan at nanaising matutunan at maunawaan nang lubos. Nasa yo rin ang pasya kung gusto mong mag-drop at di na pumasok pa sa asignaturang ayaw mo nang pasukan sa kahit ano pa mang kadahilanang mayroon ka, dahil wala ng mas iba pang mauunang gurong magpapa-alala sa yo araw-araw kung bumabagsak ka na o pumapasa sa mga asignaturang pinapasukan mo maliban sa sarili mo rin at sa mga karanasan mong ikaw din ang gumagawa para matuto at mahubog ka bilang isang kapaki-pakinabang na nilalang na kabahagi ng isang lipunan. Ing lugud ya pin ing pilatan libutad na ning alang-anggang pamiyabe at masaquit a pamicauani. towards the light... Page 6 HeadlineinHistory President Marcos placed the Philippines under Martial Law On September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand E. Marcos placed the Philippines under Martial Law, suspending the civil rights and imposing military authority. Congress was also abolished. September 21 is the official date of the declaration but was formally announced on TV and radio live by Mr. Marcos on September 23. Marcos who stayed in office for more than 20 years -- from 1965 to February 1986, explained that martial law was intended to suppress civil strife and the threat of communist takeover following the series of bombings in Manila. During those times, the threat to the country s security intensified following the re-establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in Supporters of CPP s military arm, the New People s Army, also grew in number in Tarlac and other parts of the country. The attempt on the life of then Minister of Defense Juan Ponce Enrile gave Marcos a window to declare Martial Law (Enrile would later reveal that the assassination attempt on his life was staged). The President declared the emergency rule the day after the Enrile assassination attempt. Mr. Marcos also declared that the insurgency in the south, caused by the clashes between Muslims and Christians, was a threat to national security. Initially, the imposition of martial law was supported by majority of Filipinos. It was viewed as a change that solved the massive corruption in the country. Gradually, however, martial law became unpopular due to human rights abuses and excesses by the military, not to mention the incarceration of opposition leaders critical of the martial law. Journalists, student leaders and labor activists critical of the Marcos administration were also detained. Numerous media outfits were either closed down or operated under tight control. Businesses owned by the oligarchy were confiscated and were taken over by Marcos family members and close personal friends, and were allegedly used as fronts to launder proceeds from institutionalized graft and corruption in the different national governmental agencies. Martial law was lifted on Jan. 17, 1981, although the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus continued in the autonomous regions of Western Mindanao and Central Mindanao. --KAHIMYANG.INFO Pagbabago sa Pasudeco TAONG 1921 nang unang umandar ang mga makina ng Pampanga Sugar Development Corporation o mas kilala sa lalawigan bilang Pasudeco upang bumayo ng tubo at gawin itong asukal. Ang nasabing sugar mill ay ang kauna-unahang kumpanyang gumagawa ng asukal na pinondohan at naging pagmamay-ari ng mga Pilipino sa ating bansa. Ang mga mayayaman at nagmamay-ari ng mga lupain sa Pampanga tulad nina Francisco Liongson, Jose De Leon, Jose Henson, Augusto Gonzales, Manuel Urquico, Tomas Lazatin, Tomas Consunji at Francisco Hizon ang mga sinasabing nanguna sa pagtatayo at pagkakaroon ng sugar mill sa nasabing lalawigan. Samantalang ang dating Justice Undersecretary na si Atty. Jose Escaler naman na nagmula sa bayan ng Apalit ang sinasabing naging unang Walang Biro! Ka Dencio Pacheco Bagama t isang magandang balita ang inaasahang pagpasok ng isang malaking investment sa lalawigan at sa isang lugar na maituturing na naka-tiwangwang lamang, tila tuluyan ng mabubura sa mapa ng Pampanga ang Pasudeco, kasama na dito ang lahat ng mga kasaysayang kanyang nasaksihan. pangulo ng nasabing kumpanya na itinayo sa barangay ng Sto. Nino, lungsod ng San Fernando. Sa mga nakalipas na maraming taon, maituturing na isa sa mga pinakamatatag na kumpanya ang Pasudeco dahil sa lawak ng kanyang produksiyon na siyang nagpa-usbong sa komersiyo at iba t-ibang industriya hindi lamang sa lalawigan ng Pampanga kundi pati sa mga karatig probinsiya pati na sa Metro Manila. Ang mga gusali, makinarya at mga pasilidad ng Pasudeco ay isa rin sa mga naging simbulo ng lalawigan na sinyales ng pag-unlad ng industriya at ng kalakalan. Maaaring bibihira lamang sa mga Kapampangan ang hindi nakaka-alam sa nasabing lugar nito at kung ano ang hitsura ng kumpanya. Sa paglipas ng mga taon, nakaranas rin ito ng maraming pagsubok gaya na lang ng ikalawang digmaang pandaigdigan, mga pagbaha sa lalawigan, mga pagkilos ng iilang mga kawani nito. Ang pinakahuli, ay ang pagputok ng bulkan Pinatubo at ang noo y taon-taong pananalanta ng lahar. Kinalaunan, nagsara ang nasabing malaking gilingan ng tubo at pagawaan ng asukal sa maraming kadahilanan. Maaaring wala na ang dating ingay ng mga makina, mga trabahador na bumuhay sa kanilang mga pamilya at ang asukal na masasabi nating gawa sa Pampanga. Kamakailan lang, inanunsiyo ng Megaworld Corporation, isang kumpanyang kilala sa pagpapaunlad ng mga lupain, ang intension na gawin itong maunlad na residential at commercial na lugar. Ang nasabing kumpanya ay nagpahayag na ng mga balakin para sa buong lupain ng Pasudeco kung saan iba t-ibang negosyo, opisina at tirahan ang inaasahang itatayo. Sa halos 36 ektaryang lupa ng Pasudeco, napag-alamang mag-iinvest ang Megaworld ng P30 bilyon piso para sa pagde-develop ng nasabing lugar. Bagama t isang magandang balita ang inaasahang pagpasok ng isang malaking investment sa lalawigan at sa isang lugar na maituturing na nakatiwangwang lamang, tila tuluyan ng mabubura sa mapa ng Pampanga ang Pasudeco, kasama na dito ang lahat ng mga kasaysayang kanyang nasaksihan. Sa kabila nito, ang napipintong pagdevelop sa Pasudeco ay inaasahang maglilikom ng mga buwis para sa mga lokal na pamahalaan ng San Fernando at Pampanga at magbibigay din ng mga oportunidad sa mga Kapampangan na makapagtrabaho o magnegosyo sa mga itatayong establisyimento.
6 6ENTERTAINMENT Headline Gitnang Luzon september 21, 2015 Ruru Madrid, tinablan sa eksena with Solenn ruru madrid HINDI raw malilimutan ni Ruru Madrid nang makasama at makahalikan niya ang matagal na niyang crush na si Solenn Heussaff. Nangyari ito sa Saturday afternoon drama anthology ng GMA7 na Karelasyon hosted by Carla Abellana. Ayon kay Ruru, matagal na niyang wish na makasama si Solenn sa isang project. Kaya nang dumating ang script ng Karelasyon, tuwang-tuwa siya, lalo na nang mabasa niya na may hanggang tatlong kissing scenes sila sa naturang episode. Kaya, pinaghalong kaba at excitement ang naramdaman ni Ruru nang gawin nila ang naturang eksena. Para raw tumayo lahat ng balahibo niya sa katawan. Game naman si Solenn pagdating sa halikan, lalo pagdating kay Ruru na kung tawagin ng model-actress-tv host ay Baby Boy. Ayon kay Ruru, ipalalabas ang Sirena episode ng Karelasyon sa October 17. Kasali ngayon si Ruru sa longest running afternoon soap ng GMA7, ang The Half Sisters sa Tivoli Royale kung saan, bad boy ang kanyang role. Sa istorya, pinsan niya si Andre Paras na kakatalunin niya dahil nain love din siya kay Barbie Forteza. Ayon kay Ruru, hindi na bago sa kanya ang magkaroon ng bad boy image. Nung nasa elementary at high school ay madalas daw siyang mapaaway dahil sa pagtatanggol sa mga kaibigang naagrabiyado. Samantala, nakatakdang tapusin sa October ang The Half Sisters, pero sa dami ng followers at sobrang taas ng ratings ay puwede pa raw umabot ito hanggang next year. joey de leon KA-DATE ni Gerald Anderson ang batang babaeng pamangkin niya sa Star Magic Ball. Hindi inaasahan ni Gerald na may magtatanong sa pamangkin kung sino ang gusto niyang makita at makausap nang gabing iyon. Si Kim Chiu po, sagot ng bata. Ang bilis ng reaction ni Gerald. Tinakpan agad ang bibig ng bata, sabay tawa. Alam ng lahat na ex niya si Kim. Si Jodi Santa Maria naman anak na si Thirdy ang escort nang gabing iyon. Pero, hinahanap ng mga naroon si Ian Veneracion na siyang Pantasya ng Bayan at ng Puso ni Amor Powers. KONEK na konek si Joey de Leon sa mga kasama niya sa bagong TV show ng GMA na CelebriTV na kapalit ng Startalk at magsisimula na ngayong Sabado. Una na riyan si Manay Lolit Solis na kaklase niya nu ng high school sa Sampaloc. Si Ricky Lo naman, editor niya sa Philippine Star kung saan may column siya every Sunday. Si Ai-Ai de las Alas naman, nakasama na niya noon sa isang sitcom. Ayon sa entertainment guru sa bagong show, mas masaya ang hatid nito sa mga tao dahil hindi lang showbiz tsismis ang handog nila. Si Ai-Ai, sasabak sa challenges kasabay Wala kasi ang tunay na nilalaman ng puso ni Jodi na si Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla. Iniiwasan kasi siyempre ni Jolo na magsaya habang nakakulong pa sa PNP Custodial Center ang Daddy niyang si Sen. Bong Revilla. Nauunawaan naman iyon ni Jodi. Kainggit-inggit siyempre si Pokwang dahil natagpuan na niya ang lalaking pangarap niyang makasama sa isang bonggang okasyon na katulad ng Star Magic Ball. Ang Hollywood actor na si Lee O Brian na hindi lamang niya escort nang gabing iyon, kungdi kasambahay na rin niya ngayon. Hindi lamang si Pokwang ang ang artistang guests. Si Manay naman ang maghahatid ng showbiz tsismis. Yun nga lang, ayaw niyang mag-interview ng kanyang mga alaga. Sabi niya, Naku, nu ng interbyuhin ko si Paolo Contis, naloka! Ayaw nang mag-guest. Pati nga si Pauleen Luna, takot na interbyuhin ko. Nakakaloka sila! Pero payag akong interbyuhin ang mga pulitiko. Puwede ko silang pagkakuwartahan, hahaha! katwiran ng host-manager. Eh, alam ba ninyo na kahit na ongoing ang presscon ng CelebriTV, aba, tumakas si Manay Lolit para humabol sa presscon ng The Ryzza Mae Show Presents... Princess in the Palace na malapit lang sa GMA. Naku, wala akong kikitain sa presscon kaya fly agad ako at go home agad dahil ayokong masira ang sleeping habits ko, no? Hahaha! katwiran pa ni Manay Lolit. Anyway, nawala si Butch Francisco na nakasama nila sa Startalk, maging ang director ng dating show na si Floy Quintos ay pinalitan na ni Philip Lazaro. Mga ka-date at iba pang kwento sa Star Magic Ball nagmamahal kay Lee ngayon kundi ang mga producer na nagbibigay sa Hollywood actor ng projects, tulad ng mini-series na Kano Loves Pinay sa TV5 at ang latest ay ang teleserye ng JaDine nina James Reid at Nadine Lustre na On The Wings of Love sa ABS- CBN. Si Lee ang gaganap na dahilan kung bakit hindi na nakauwi pa sa Pinas ang dakilang ina ni Nadine (bilang Lea). Nag-asawa siya ng isang Kano para hindi mapauwi sa Pinas. Pinaniwala niya ang asawang si Joel Torre na namatay siya at hindi mahanap ang kanyang libingan. towards the light... from Page 5 Bista man e ta ya acuang atucluan ing banua quing ngeni at quing casalucuyan, maliari ta ne mang apaquiabutan ini, nun inia sa t paquiabutan ta la ring aliua, a maliaring macasaup quecatamung apaquiabutan ini nang maca-diyos a cabilian. Ngana ping Ma. Leovina Nicolas quing Damyata, All forms of human connection are transient if not illusory. Nun inia sa t sucat tamung talastasan a e ta ya aquit iting carinan queti sulip quing nanu pa mang relasiun ning pamicalugud a atin tamu ngeni. Mayari t mayari ngan ing sabla, ngeni man o quing daratang a panaun. At calupa ning sadia, magdili-dili ta na namang pasibayu. And if we do not know how to love one another, it is because we do not know how to be alone, nganang sinulat Miguel de Unamuno quing cayang obrang, Solitude. At ngana namang Paulo Coelho, Someone who cannot tolerate aloneness is someone who doesn t know s/he s grown up. Quing catataulian, magbalic at magbalic tamu caring quecatamung sarili ban gumambul beluan tungcul caring sarili tamu mu rin. At ing beluan a ita yang adaque tamu caring quecatamung luluguran uling ing tune lugud metung yang pamidaque na ning sarili. aquino cites... from Page 8 Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman, Health Secretary Janette Garin, Philippine Economic Zone Authority Director General Lilia de Lima, Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares, and former head of the Commission on Audit Grace Pulido- Tan. Over the last five years, these women have bullishly pursued necessary reforms and have refused to back down, even in the face of those with great power and influence, and deeply entrenched interests, the Chief Executive said. They are pillars of our administration s reform agenda, and they are living proof to young people who wish to enter public service that they will not be defined by their gender, but rather, by their integrity, their work ethics, and their willingness to serve, he added. In the private sector, President Aquino noted that 54 percent of registered businesses in the country are owned by women who are mostly involved in micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). These enterprises account for 63.7 percent of the country s total employment. Our goal is to have an inclusive economy, and if it is clear that women are the better partners towards having inclusive growth, then it behooves government to provide more opportunities to women entrepreneurs, he said. These opportunities, he said, include the Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program, a partnership of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Coca-Cola, which trains women owners of neighborhood retail stores in bookkeeping, inventory management, accounting, and other disciplines. The STAR Program helps sari-sari store owners to professionalize and formalize their approach in a typically informal enterprise, he added. PCOO
7 september 21, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon 7 capitol officials... from Page 1 Governor Pineda said she wants this province to become a better, peaceful place to live in where Kapampangans enjoy the fruit of economic prosperity and development. I want the provincial government heads and employees to become effective catalysts of change and development, she said. The training, facilitated by known technical advisers on good governance in the persons of Laine Velasco and Maya Lyn Banes, centered on how to fully achieve the mandate of Governor Pineda based on her 12-point agenda. Atty. Andres Pangilinan Jr., provincial administrator, said the 12-point agenda of the Governor are as follows: Good Governance; Poverty Alleviation; Social Amelioration; Sustainable Quality Health Services; Equal Access to Quality Education; Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Resilience; Attractive Investment Climate; Adequate Infrastructure Support; Peace and Order and Public Safety; Conservation and Promotion of Kapampangan Culture and Heritage; Tourism Promotion; and Promotion of Private and Public Partnership. Pangilinan said the Pineda workshop... from Page 2 shops are also designed to establish an effective work process not only for PRDP, but also for the regular programs and projects of the Department of Agriculture. These can also be adapted by the local government units for the project of their respective provinces, he added. As output for the training workshop, the proponent groups, namely, the Sapang Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Tarlac), Nagkakaisang Magsasaka Agricultural Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Nueva Ecija), Pulong Buli Primary Multi- sm city pampanga... from Page 2 nology High School in Sindalan and one of the biggest schools in the province, Pampanga High School, where former president Diosdado P. Macapagal was among its graduates. An interactive film appreciation workshop was done wherein the students actively participated and asked from the simplest to the recon units... from Page 2 Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: PAMPANGA City/Municipality: ARAYAT NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION administration is determined to produce quality results, uplift standards of living and increase impact in the lives of the Kapampangans through the fulfillment of her development agenda. The Governor reiterated that she is not satisfied with what her administration had achieved. I want more. We can be better if we have the determination and direction in what we are doing. Let s take a more active role in good governance so we could improve our craft as public servants, the Governor told the department heads. Velasco expounded on the importance of the full participation of all government offices and involved offices through applying the concept of synergy and convergence of resource. All employees, not just the department heads, including all stakeholders should participate from the conceptualization, planning, implementation and close monitoring stages, so they could come up with better results, Velasco said. The Governor said her administration must come up with concrete plans and full program implementation based on standards and what they want to achieve, the 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 MARVIN LISING FUERTEZ has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in the sex from FEMALE to MALE in the certificate of live birth of MARVIN LISING FUERTEZ born on NO- VEMBER 24, 1985 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are MARIO FUERTEZ and LILIAN LISING. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than two weeks upon publication. HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: September 12 & 19, 2015 (Sgd) GRETA P. DE ALA Municipal Civil Registrar Governor said. The governor stressed that there is a need to employ more highly qualified employees to do the job. The training is also aimed at restructuring the organizational set-up of the provincial government through diagnostic approach and if needed, the personnel should undergo a retraining process for effective discharge of their duties and responsibilities. The Pineda administration is ready to reform and change the mindset of the employees and get rid of the stumbling block that delays the process in the delivery of programs and services to the Kapampangans. We in the provincial government, if the need arises, will make a complete overhaul of the organizational structure and place the personnel where they are most qualified to perform the job, she reiterated. The governor said she would also task all departments to prepare their performance targets geared towards achieving her 12-point agenda. Achieving these agenda, we could have a sense of direction as a developing province and professionally intellectual Kapampangans, she added. Purpose Cooperative (Nueva Ecija), Kaizen Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Bataan), Maria Aurora Development Cooperative (Aurora), Amunga Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Zambales), Sta. Cruz Mango Growers Marketing Cooperative (Zambales), produced and presented their Work and Financial Plan, which will be the basis for the proponent groups for their procurement plan that indicates all the items to be procured, its description and specification, quantity, unit cost, total price, timeline, procurement mode and entity. complex questions to the director who happily answered all their queries. There was also a photo opportunity where students willingly posed with Brillante Mendoza as he directs them on how to pose on the wall to make an illusion of being part of the film. have this professional CBRN platoon standing before us. We are proud of what they have done as you are proud of what they have done. We think that this is going to be a nucleus to grow a much more robust support structure, Col. Deal added. Likewise, the US looks forward to the AFP s successful adoption of the equipment and corresponding training in order to meet APEC 2015 requirements and furthering the competency of its newly acquired capability into upcoming training exercise like Balikatan. The turnover was a collective effort of the US Embassy, U.S. Pacific Command, Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological and DITRA working diligently with our AFP counterparts. (US EMBASSY) Be heard! Send us your comments & opinions mail US: 2nd Floor, U2 Building, Dolores, McArthur, Hi-way, City of San Fernando, Pampanga US: ERRATUM The NOTICE OF PUBLICATION of Marvin Lising Fuertez should have been published September 14 & 21, 2015 not as earlier published. (Headline Gitnang Luzon: September 21, 2015). solar power... from Page 1 weeklong festivities of Singkaban Festival 2015 held at the patio of historical Barasoain Church. Hindi ko po alam kung nakapaghanda na ang lalawigan ng isang daang ektarya na pagtatayuan ng solar power plant. Ang pagsisikap ng inyong pamahalaan ang patunay na hindi tayo nakakalimot na tumulong sa ating mga kababayan, Gounet said. Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy- Alvarado expressed his gratitude to the UN and said that the Provincial Government of Bulacan is currently conducting a feasibility study to find the right location for the solar power plant to be constructed. Meanwhile, the governor encouraged the Bulakenyos as well as all the Filipinos to continue rekindling the love for the country by remembering significant events in the history particularly the revolutionary Congress of Malolos or the Philippine Constitution which played a significant role in the country s struggle for freedom. Huwag nating hayaan na malimutan ng mga bagong henerasyon ang makasaysayang pangyayari na ipinanganak sa makasaysayang simbahan ng Barasoain. Patuloy nating ipahayag ang ating pagmamahal sa bansa at hindi tayo titigil sa csf identifies... from Page 1 Meanwhile, the allotment for environmental management programs is about 37.02% or P44 million. Projects lined under this are urban greening developments, solid waste management assistance program for barangays and communities, improvement of the city transfers station, rehabilitation of former city disposal facility, development of an eco park, procurement of air quality detector, and flood control measures. For social services, the appropriated amount is 15.42% or more than P18 million, under this are construction and rehabilitations health centers and birthing stations, purchase of medical equipment, and many more. Ginagawa natin ito para maging gsis offers... from Page 3 revenues to P231 billion. Under Republic Act No (GSIS Act of 1997), the GSIS Board of Trustees is empowered to approve and adopt guidelines that will increase the benefits of GSIS members. The benefit enhancements will not have any adverse impact on the fund life of the Social Insurance Fund, which stands at 2049 or 35 years. (GSIS) sss recognizes... from Page 3 reports on time, See said. For Best Collection Partners, BPI won as Best Commercial Bank, RCBC Savings Bank as Best Thrift Bank, ONB as Best Rural Bank, CIS Bayad Center, Inc. as Best Non-OFW Collecting Partner, and Ventaja International Corporation as Best OFW Collecting Partner. These companies topped their respective categories in terms of efficient collection schemes for contributions and salary loan payments. For Best Paying Partners, the SSS named the Bank of the Philippine Islands as Best Commercial Bank, Philippine Savings Bank as Best Thrift Bank, and ONB as Best Rural Bank. These banks were ranked first in terms of serving SSS pensioners through the timely disbursement of their monthly pensions. See said the agency also honored media outfits that help disseminate information about SSS programs and promote the importance of social security coverage. The winning Best Media Partners for 2015, which both hail from Davao City, were Jet Connects: Inyong SSS of Sky Cable Davao for broadcast and the Dangpanan column by Rhona Goc-ong-Villariasa of Sun Star Davao Superbalita for print. pagwagayway ng tagumpay ng mga pangyayaring bumago sa kasaysayan ng buong bansa, Alvarado said. Bulacan Second District Congressman Gavini Apol Pancho also graced the event as the guest speaker and said that Bulacan has contributed significantly to the country s historical and cultural heritage that continues to exhibit the Bulakenyos pride and honor. Prior to this, Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando together with National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Executive Director Ludovico Badoy, Malolos Mayor Christian Natividad and other local officials led the wreath laying ceremony at the statue of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo for the latter s contribution as the president of the First Philippine Republic. Rotarian members from Rotary Club of Makati, city and town mayors, senior citizens, students, teachers, non-government organizations, media and other sectors in Bulacan also participated in the said celebration. The event was made possible through the joint efforts of the Provincial Government of Bulacan, City Government of Malolos and National Historical Commission of the Philippines. pangmatagal at pangmalawakan ang kaunlaran sa San Fernando, lahat ng ating mga programa ay dumadaan sa masusing pag-aaral, kasama syempre ang private sectors said Mayor Santiago. Present at the meeting were Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Councilor Nelson Lingat, City Department Heads led by Administrator Engr. Fer Limbitco, Association of Barangay Captains headed by President Angel Wijangco, San Fernando Water District Director Fer Caylao, Multi Sectoral Governance Council Chairperson Loi David, representatives of business sectors like the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce, members of the academe, among others. Special citations for noteworthy SSS partnerships were conferred on the Philippine National Bank as paying commercial bank, Business Mirror as media partner for print, and SEDP-Simbag sa Pag-Asenso, Inc. as accredited collecting and servicing partner agent, she noted. Other recipients of special citations include the Quezon City Government Office of the Vice Mayor and the Villa Cristina Verdan Rey Villeco Camella Manuela Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association as exemplary AlkanSSSya Program partners, as well as the International Labour Organization for ensuring the social protection of workers affected by Typhoon Yolanda by subsidizing their SSS contributions. The Balikat ng Bayan Awards which was instituted in 1995, is the SSS way of acknowledging the valuable contributions of individuals and organizations to the mission of SSS. The awarding ceremony is one of the highlights of the SSS anniversary celebration during the Social Security month of September. The pension fund commissioned Filipino sculptor Dr. Antonino Raymundo to design and conceptualize the Balikat ng Bayan plaque awarded to every winner.
8 REGION VOLUME IV NO. 69 SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 MONDAY TAKBONG KAWANI. Some 100 employees of the city government joined over the week the second edition of Takbong Kawaning Fernandino Fun Run, in line with the observance of Civil Service Month this month of September. --CSF-CIO PHOTO City gov t workers join CSF Fun Run By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario CLuzon traders all set to showcase best products CITY OF SAN FERNANDO At least 100 employees of the city government joined over the week held the second edition of Takbong Kawaning Fernandino Fun Run. In line with the observance of Civil Service Month this September, the city government, through its Human Resources and Development Office, participated in the race which covered a 3-kilometer race that started from the Heroes Hall to the Provincial Capitol; and the fivekilometer category wherein runners proceeded to the City Hall before looping back to the finish line at the Heroes Hall. The winners were 3 kilometer category: Alber Mayled (male champion) and Ma. Teresa Doble (female champion); 5 kilometer category (single): Mario Calbang, (Buddy Category) Bong Ortaliz and Jayson Caguiat. Special awards such as best attire and best pair were also given including raffle prizes. We are doing this to encourage our employees to practice a healthy lifestyle. We believe that good health will determine the output of one s work, explained Human Resources and Development Officer Rachelle S. Yusi. This year s theme of the civil service month is Kayang Kaya Mo, Lingkod Bayani. By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario ANGELES CITY Small businesses from the region will have a chance to showcase the best products during the Likha Ng Central Luzon (LCL) Trade Fair 2015 to be held at the Old Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Center in Makati City from September 23 to October 1, More than 110 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will be participating from the seven provinces of the region, promoting their provincial branding namely: Aurora Siempre Aurora ; Bataan Galing Bataan ; Bulacan Tatak Bulakenyo ; Nueva Ecija Taas Noo Novo Ecijano ; Pampanga Vida Pampanga ; Tarlac Natural Tarlac ; Zambales Zambales Finest. Products that will be exhibited in LCL 2015 include processed food, furniture and home furnishings, ceramics, jewelry, fashion accessories, bags, footwear, gifts and holiday decors, other novelty products. Likha ng Central Luzon Trade Fair is the major regional trade promotion activity jointly organized by the Department of Trade and Industry Region III (DTI-3) and Philexport- R3 with the full support of the Regional Development Council Region 3 and the Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation Inc. Now on its 17th year, the trade fair and serves as the culminating activity of industry and trade-related programs for entrepreneurs in Region 3. Likha ng Central Luzon Trade Fair has proven to be an effective venue to promote the products of the region to institutional buyers and exporters based in Metro Manila. It has become one of the much awaited trade events in Manila because of the distinctive and quality products offered. Likha ng Central Luzon will also feature products manufactured as a result of the Shared Service Facility (SSF) projects of DTI-Region 3. These include marine products, wearables like clothes, jewelries and accessories, footwear, processed meat, and food items such as condiments, organic fruits and vegetables. Other products using indigenous raw materials and environment-friendly technologies will also be on exhibit. President Aquino cites women s contribution in inclusive growth MANILA President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday emphasized the role of women in the Asia-Pacific in promoting inclusive growth in the region. That is precisely why we are here: to express our collective belief that harnessing the talents and potential of all women can bring about inclusive progress sooner rather than later, President Aquino said, addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Public-Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy, held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. He cited the contribution of Filipino women, both in the public and private sector, mentioning the good number of women of unquestionable moral standing he has appointed to key government positions, among them Ombudsman Conchita Carpio- Morales, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, aquino cites... PAGE 6