1 VOLUME IV NO. 86 OCTOBER 15, 2015 THURSDAY Pampanga bags 2 awards in Reg l Gawad Kalasag By Angelique Tuazon ASSISTANCE DISTRIBUTION. Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda leads the distribution of assistance to dialysis patients who gathered at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center on Tuesday. --JUN JASO CLARK FREEPORT The provincial government of Pampanga headed by Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda received two awards in the recent Regional Gawad Kalasag 2015 held at the Holiday Inn Hotel here Monday. The Gawad KALASAG or KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan, and which also means shield in Filipino, is given to individuals, non-government organizations, private sector and government organizations, in recognition of their initiative in helping the Filipino government uplift the standard of disaster management in the country. For this year s regional awards, the Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) won the Best DRRM Council in the provincial category. The plaque of recognition and cash award worth P50,000 was received by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, the PDRRMC s vice chair, in behalf of gawad kalasag... PAGE 7 Pineda extends more aid to dialysis patients BY MARIBEL U. SINGCA CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda on Tuesday extended more aid by distributing food packs and cash assistance to the 864 dialysis patients from the three districts (1st, 3rd and 4th) of the province. pineda... PAGE 7 Mikey files CGMA s CoC for 2nd District rep seat by Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Former presidential son Juan Miguel Mikey Arroyo yesterday filed the certificate of candidacy of his mother, 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, for her re-election bid. The younger Arroyo was accompanied by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, Mayors Eduardo Guerrero (Floridablanca), Yolly Pineda (Sta. Rita), Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab (Lubao), Dante Torres (Guagua) and other 2nd district public officials during his submission of CGMA s COC. The provincial political party Kambilan led by Gov. Lilia Nanay Pineda is supmikey files... PAGE 7 FOR GMA. Former presidential son Juan Miguel Mikey Arroyo arrives at the Commission on Elections provincial office at the provincial Capitol to file the Certificate of Candidacy of his mother, 2nd District Rep. Gloria- Macapagal-Arroyo, for her re-election bid. --MARNA DAGUMBOY
2 2NEWSHeadline Gitnang Luzon OCTOBER 15, 2015 TEAM CD. (L-R) Porac Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz, Vice Mayor Dexter David (with wife) and former board member Fritzie David-Dizon file their certificates of candidacy under the Kambilan Party before the municipal office of the Commission on Elections in Porac yesterday. Mayor Dela Cruz vowed that he and Team CD will continue the legacy of change and development in the town. --PHOTOS BY JP MANALANG 3 suspected drug dealers nabbed in Gapo, NEcija By Froilan E. Magtoto CAMP OLIVAS Three persons, including a former member of the Philippine Army allegedly engaged in the illegal drug trade, were arrested on Monday in two separate anti-illegal drug operations in Olongapo City and Nueva Ecija. Chief Supt. Rudy Lacadin, Central Luzon Police Office (PRO3) director, identified the arrested as Virgilio Merin, 33, a resident of Purok 1, Mactan Old, Cabalan, Olongapo City; Marvin Basilio, 36, a former soldier and resident of Purok Libis, Barangay Bago, Gen. Natividad, Nueva Ecija; and Rene Antonio, 41, a resident of Socon Village, Barangay Dona Josefa, Palayan City. Lacadin said Merin was arrested for illegal discharge of a firearm after he fired indiscriminately in Iram, Cabalan, Olongapo City. Aside from a. 9mm Viper firearm, further search on Merin yielded 17 plastic sachets containing shabu weighing about 4.5 grams. Basilio and Antonio, meanwhile, were apprehended during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Bago, Gen. Natividad, Nueva Ecija. Basilio is ranked No. 7 in the target list of drug personalities of the Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija Police Station. Confiscated from the duo were nine plastic sachets of shabu with a street value of P30,000. SM Olongapo security guard receives citation OLONGAPO CITY SM security guard Joseph B. Gonzales received a commendation from Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino recently as part of the city s Honesto campaign that gives recognition to Olongapo residents who show honesty in their workplace. Gonzales, SM Cinema Security In-charge (SIC), found a sling bag inside the SM Cinema on September 25, 2015 containing an NEC Laptop, Android cellphone and accessories with estimated value of P30,000, and returned it to the rightful owner. The owner was identified as Winchell Prieto, a resident of this city who inadvertently left his bag inside the Cinema after conducting a fashion show event. When he realized that his bag was not in his possession, he went back to the venue and was directed to go to the Customer Relations Services (CRS) office for proper identification of the item. Prieto expressed gratitude after retrieving his bag. Thank you ng marami kay Mr. Gonzales, akala ko wala na yung bag ko, Prieto said. Gonzales, a pioneer security of SM, is from Zambales but is temporarily renting an apartment in the city. According to him, this is not the first time he found and returned lost items to customers. Masaya ako na nabigyan ng pagkilala ang ginawa kong pagsoli ng bag, nakakataba ng puso, remarked Gonzales. Thank you kay Mayor Paulino at sa SM. It is our honor to receive recognition from the Mayor. Kudos to our security personnel and CRS team, said Joselito Isidro, Customer Relations Services Manager of SM Olongapo. It can be recalled that previous accolades were also given to SM Olongapo security for doing good deeds. (PR-SMOL) HONESTO AWARD. SM Olongapo Security personnel Joseph B. Gonzales receives a Certificate of Commendation from Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino for returning the lost sling bag of a customer, as Nelson Fallorin, Customer Relations Services representative, looks on. --PR-SMOL PHOTO Bishop calls on faithful: Use social media for change MANILA A Catholic bishop called on the faithful to use social media for change. In the recent 4th Catholic Social Media Summit (CSMSv4), San Pablo Bishop Buenaventura Famadico said that in the age of modern technology, social media is increasingly playing a critical role in terms of fostering awareness, education, and social change. With more than 35 million Filipinos on Facebook alone, the potential of social media, which he described as a gift from God, cannot be ignored, Famadico said. But aside from being a tool to spread the Gospel, the bishop also urged the faithful to use social media in fighting social ills. When something is wrong, you need to say it s wrong. But it s not enough. You also need to say what is right and spread it through the means of social communication, he added. (CBCP) Comelec extends deadline for reactivation of overseas voting records MANILA The Department of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA- OVS) announced that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has extended the period of filing for Application for Reactivation until December 9, According to the DFA, COMELEC has also simplified the process of the Application for Reactivation (OVF No. 1G) by allowing applications to be filed in two steps. First, by sending a copy of the duly accomplished OVF No. 1G, including its attachment, if applicable, via to gov.ph or through fax at (0632) Overseas Filipinos can also send through mail or by personal delivery a copy of their duly accomplished OVG No. 1G and any attachments necessary to the nearest Embassy, Consulate, Mission, MECO or at the Office for Overseas Voting (OFOC) in COMELEC, Manila. The form for Application for Reactivation is available at any Embassy, Consulate, Mission, MECO or may be downloaded from the COMELEC website at www. comelec.gov.ph or DFA-OVS at websites. (DFA)
3 OCTOBER 15, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon BUSINESS 3 DILG chief urges LGUs to prepare disaster preparedness plans early By Charlene A. Cayabyab ANGELES CITY Newly-installed Interior Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento has urged local government executives to conduct early preparedness actions to reduce disaster risks in their communities. Sarmiento s statement came after the increasing frequency and severity of disasters that the country has experienced for the past years. In a directive issued to all provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, including punong barangays, Sarmiento said early preparedness actions include creating necessary systems and structures, institutionalizing policies and plans, building competencies, and prepositioning equipment and supplies. Ngayon pa lang ay dapat handa na tayo sa anumang sakuna at sa panganib na dala nito, Sarmiento, who is the also the vice chairman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), said. He said an Incident Command System (ICS) should be established in every local government unit (LGUs) which is to be activated in response to disasters, and LGUs should hire one Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) officer and three DRRM staff including Barangay DRRM committees. Sarmiento said local execs should also prepare, review and update their Contingency Plans which include activation of early warning system; activation of pre-designated evacuation center/evacuation routes/map; search and rescue; emergency response; medical and counseling services; distribution of relief goods, and evacuation center management. He urged LGUs to review their protocols and policies and issue an Executive Order resolution or pass an ordinance to institutionalize pre-emptive and forced evacuation when a disaster or emergency has been declared and danger of loss of lives is imminent. Kailangan din ang Community-Based DRRM training, simulation exercises at evacuation drills sa bawat barangay upang masanay sa paghahanda sa sakuna maging hanggang sa ng mga tahanan o household level, he said. More importantly, Sarmiento also urged LCEs to stockpile basic emergency equipment and supplies, purchase and maintain water level and rain gauge stations, and ensure the installation of signages and markers in identified hazard and danger zones in coordination with concerned agencies. In order to effectively implement the above early preparedness actions, he said LGUs may utilize 70 percent of their Local DRRM Fund pursuant to a NDRRMC, DBM, and DILG Joint Memo Circular issued earlier on the allocation and use of the DRRM fund. REGIONAL COFFEE INDUSTRY CLUSTER MEET. Chit Juan (C), VP of the Phil Coffee Board, joins DTI RD Judith P. Angeles and coffee stakeholders in the Regional Coffee Industry Cluster Meeting at the DTI-3 Conference Room. --DTI-3 PHOTO Chop Stop now open at SM City Pampanga CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The perfect stop for chomps, chops, chow, and chugs, Chop Stop is now open at SM City Pampanga. Chop Stop opened its first branch in Pampanga with its wide array of choices of American comfort food, offering big servings in reasonable prices. Have filling choices of different chops with your own choice of meat from pork or chicken, plus choose your own sauces of Gravy, Chili, BBQ and Jack Daniels, and option of sides of veggies or nachos for as low as P129. What s more, have a taste of Chop Stop s Meatloaf for only P159. Chow on tasty all-american favorites of Pulled Pork or Salsa Nachos, Bacon Crackling, BBQ or Chili Glazed Chicken, Chix N Nachos, Calamari, Fish & Chips, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Spaghetti Meatball, Chicken Parmigiana, Onion Rings, Cheesy Bacon Fries and Buffalo Wings all at very reasonable prices. Mouth-watering choices of dessert in Red Velvet, Mugcake MANILA The National Government s flagship poverty alleviation program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), will have a budget allocation of P62.7 billion in the proposed 2016 National Budget to broaden its coverage and include high school students to help more indigent families. Budget Secretary Florencio Butch Abad said the 4Ps must not only be sustained, but also widened, given that it is one of the most important and effective programs of the National Government that put resources in the hands of the poor and allow them to manage risks. Programs that protect the poor cannot be left underfunded. We will be able to further reduce the vulnerability of indigent families if we help them By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario ANGELES CITY More than 30 stakeholders in the coffee industry of Central Luzon met yesterday at the conference room of the Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office III (DTI- 3) to chart plans to take advantage of the growing global and local market for coffee products. In that Regional Coffee Industry Cluster consultative meeting, DTI-3 Regional Director Judith P. Angeles welcomed the participants and resource speakers. She hoped that the convergence of efforts to develop the coffee industry in the region will redound to the benefit of all industry players especially the coffee growers and small entrepreneurs supported by the DTI s Shared Services Facilities Program. She noted that there is a big room for improvement as CL stakeholders chart coffee industry plans with expert Central Luzon only produces about 2% of the total country production while the majority is provided by Mindanao coffee producers. Pacita Juan, vice president of the Philippine Coffee Board and founder of Figaro Coffee, discussed the current trends in the development of coffee as a high value product. She cited the improving means of growing and processing coffee in Mindanao, which can be replicated in the region to address the shortage in supply of coffee despite its very large local and international demand. She gave tips to the coffee growers of Bulacan, Bataan and Aurora who were also present in the meeting. She advised Central Luzon coffee growers to work on the directions of being environmentally compliant by introducing value additions in order to com- CHART COFFEE.. Page 7 P62.7-B in 2016 budget to expand CCT coverage keep their children in school all the way to high school, as well as provide opportunities for employment and livelihood, Abad said in the wake of the approval of Congress of the 2016 General Appropriations Bill after a marathon deliberation last week. As the lead implementing agency of the 4Ps, the Department of Welfare and Social Development (DSWD) will get the sixth highest fund allocation among the several departments in the 2016 National Expenditure Program (NEP). Of the agency s budget of P104.2 billion, P62.7 billion is allocated for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, also known as the 4Ps. Of the amount allocated CHOP STOP... Page 7 CCT COVERAGE... Page 7
4 4OPINIONHeadline Gitnang Luzon OCTOBER 15, 2015 EDITORIAL Reaping rewards NOT only is Pampanga bent on providing the best healthcare service there is, but it is also implementing programs that have improved its risk reduction and management efforts. And its efforts have paid off, after having bagged two awards in the recent Regional Gawad Kalasag Pampanga has been named as having the best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, and Best Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Officer Angelina Blanco in Central Luzon. In a citation read during the ceremony, it stated that the province of Pampanga exuded excellence in the disaster risk reduction and management and humanitarian assistance through its PDRRMC. The provincial government, it added, advanced the capacity and the awareness of the Kapampangans to impending threat of calamity through an intensified information education campaign and its commitment to strengthen mechanisms and of ensuring the reduction of disaster risk in its communities has earned them to deserve the title, Gawad Kalasag Award. The Gawad KALASAG or KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan, and which also means shield in Filipino, is given to individuals, non-government organizations, private sector and government organizations, in recognition of their initiative in helping the Filipino government uplift the standard of disaster management in the country. Congratulations to the provincial government of Pampanga, and may you also reap awards in the upcoming National Gawad Kalasag. 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(045) OUR country once again bagged a negative endowment from a report of the Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by Singapore s non-profit Lien Foundation as one of the worst places to die in the world. With our miserable health system, such validation gets my approval. Here in our country, only the rich could afford to pay modern and advance treatment while the marginalized poor get little attention from the government health agency. Lousy services from the health sector, generic medicines and debilitated hospital facilities are the main factors why we are on the list next to Iran and Bangladesh. Out of 80 countries, we scored under the weather when it comes to the kind of end-of-life care available. Based from the report, the quality of death index was measured Governor Pineda s reminder As of this writing Alvin H. Arceo THE filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) is not the start of the campaign, thus said Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda who is known to be a hardworking, nonstopping and loving head of the province. She also called on fellow elective officials to do all the best for the province, continue what has been started and finish the work. Her statement came after she has filed her CoC for last Tuesday, with some other political personalities running for provincial posts. The Governor likewise appealed to local officials in the province to refrain from posting tarpaulins with their photographs, as this would only contribute to the volume of garbage collected in municipalities. The call of the governor came amidst the period of filing of COCs from October 12 to 16, 2015 of candidates for next year s polls. More than 18,000 elective positions are up for grabs all over the country. When asked about her priorities for her third and last term as Governor of Pampanga, she stated various programs for out-of-school youth in the province that will provide them education through the Alternative Learning System (ALS). With the ALS, we shall never see perhaps any Kapampangan go on with their lives uneducated and hopeless for jobs. The backto-school program is an effective weapon against poverty and has been given priority by the present provincial administration since Governor Pineda assumed office. Also, additional classrooms for schools are in the offing come the Governor s last term, in addition to the hundreds of classroom buildings that were already constructed under the present administration. Likewise, the provision of various health services by the provincial government has remarkably improved the health and well-being of Kapampangans. In fact, many are benefiting from the various health programs of the Capitol. Governor Pineda is definitely Lousy services from the health sector, generic medicines and debilitated hospital facilities are the main factors why we are on the list next to Iran and Bangladesh. across five categories, palliative and healthcare environment, human resources, affordable care, quality care and level of community engagement. According to the EIU, the depressing ranking of the Philippines in the overall scores of quality of death index was mainly credited to the severe shortage of specialized palliative care professionals, lack of government-led strategy for the development and promotion of national palliative care, limited number of government subsidies or programs for individuals assessing palliative care services and limited public understanding and awareness of palliative care services. To be ranked 78th among the 80 countries selected is demeaning. And the government is acting not stopping from working for the betterment and improvement of the lives of Kapampangans. She has done a great number of programs and projects for Pampanga and vows to do more and even expand programs and services. With the filing of the CoCs until Friday, some observers believe that no one is going to run against Governor Pineda because of the latter s unending accomplishments and achievements for the province. Worst place to die With the filing of the CoCs until Friday, some observers believe that no one is going to run against Governor Pineda because of the latter s unending accomplishments and achievements for the province. Such reminder of Governor Pineda means that present local elected officials should refrain from too much politicking and campaigning and instead focus on their work until the end of their present term of office in June next year. This writer welcomes other views, comments, and reactions. You may send your message at like a deaf-mute about the report. Where is the concern factor? Come to think of it, the government was not able to address the propagation of sore eyes recently. People were complaining because there were no available medicines to counter the eye virus. Even the number of HIV patients is on an alarming stage. Still the government is numb to the urgency of the situation. The dengue outbreak in some parts of the country is Now We Know! ELLEZ J. DAVIO 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) disturbing, yet the effort of the government to eradicate the carrier mosquito is second fiddle. In case you had an accident and you were admitted to a public hospital, the chance of your survival is very minute. The facilities in some government hospitals are antiquated. To be tagged as one of the worst places to die is another ignominy added to our country. It is a sad note that we are often placed in the worst lists and room for improvement is nowhere to be seen.
5 OCTOBER 15, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon OPINION 5 HABANG abala ang marami sa ating mga pulitiko at sa mga nagnanais na pumasok sa sinasabi nilang magulong mundo ng pulitika, mayroong mga pangyayaring hindi kapansin-pansin ngunit dapat sigurong bigyan din ng atensiyon ng komunidad at ng mga awtoridad. Bagama t mga ordinaryong panloloob lamang ng isang bahay, ng isang dental clinic at isang snatching incident sa daan ang naiulat, nararapat din sigurong pagtuunan ng pansin ng ating kapulisan at ng mga bantay bayan ang mga nasabing mababang klase ng kriminalidad. Sa isang bayan sa isang lalawigan sa Gitnang Luzon, naging talamak ang mga ganitong klase ng simpleng krimen o mga street crimes habang abala ang marami sa pagbalangkas ng mga partido pulitikal at pag-file ng mga Certificates of Candidacy sa bawat sulok ng ating bansa. Maging ang ating kapulisan ay kasalukuyang abala sa pagbibigay ng seguridad sa mga tanggapang ng Commission on Elections. Tila sinasamantala naman ng maraming kawatan ang pagkakataon habang ang atensiyon ng ating mga kababayan ay natutuon sa halalan at sa mga kakandidato sa darating na halalan. Maaaring natataon din ang WHETHER King Arthur is a true, historical figure or if he is just a fictional character based on old European legends, it cannot be argued that he represents a man who is an epitome of good against evil, light against darkness, and that eternal, never-ending struggle between what is right and that which is wrong. King Arthur, together with the famous Knights of the Round Table who are considered as the best knights in King Arthur s kingdom, had to prove each of them was chivalrous or polite enough and swore a Code of Chivalry. The Knights were men of courage, honor, dignity, courtesy, and nobleness. They protected ladies and damsels, honored and fought for kings, and undertook dangerous quests. Being the President of the Republic of the Philippines is indeed a noble and at the same time dangerous quest. It would take someone such as King Arthur or any of his Knights to take on this exigent Dapat ding bigyan ng pansin Walang Biro! Ka Dencio Pacheco paglapit ng kapaskuhan kung kaya t dumarami na naman ang mga krimen sa daan kahit pa ang mga ito ay hindi naman ganun kaseryoso, ngunit may mga taong nabibiktima pa rin ng mga kriminal. Sa ibang dako ng bansa, mapapansing lumalala naman ang problema sa seguridad lalo na ng mga dayuhan na nagiging potensiyal na mga biktima ng mga armadong grupo na nauuwi sa kidnapping at paghingi ng ransom. Sa mayroong mga malisyosong pag-iiisip, sinasabi nilang ito raw ay paraan upang makalikom ng mga campaign money ang iilang mga pulitiko sa Mindanao kung kaya t ang kanilang mga private armies ay nangingidnap at humihingi ng mga ransom bilang kapalit ng buhay ng kanilang mga biktima. Kahit pa ang atensiyon ng publiko ay halos nakatuon sa halalan na kung tutuusin ay sa Mayo pa ng susunod na taon gaganapin, nararapat lamang para sa ating pamahalaan na huwag ding pababayaan ang mandato nito sa lahat. Ang mga pangunahing serbisyo ng pamahalaan particular sa kalusugan, and valiant mission of leading the country to its advancement and competitive threshold in this era of globalization and liberalization, and pull out the government from its current state of self-deterioration and collapse. There are many who are unrelenting to take the highest political seat in the country, but there is one who is indisposed to run for president even if there is clamor for him to seek the presidency. My one and only vote in 2016 would have been for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had he yielded to our appeal, but to no avail. Teary-eyed and apologetic in tone, Mayor Digong announced last Monday his final plans for The country does not need me. I find no need for it (the presidency), Duterte said. With this announcement, Mayor Duterte left all the hopefuls in search once again as to who is perfectly deserving to take on this gargantuan task and be aptly hailed as the President of the Philippines. Until then, we will seguridad at edukasyon ay hindi sana napapabayaan kahit pa marami ang nagiging busy sa halalan. Ang halalan ay isa sa mga pangyayari o aktibidad sa ating bansa na nakakatulong kung tutuusin sa ating ekonomiya. Ngayon pa lamang, maraming mga gumagawa ng mga tarpaulins, posters, T-shirts, at iba pang mga campaign materials ang natatambakan ng mga orders ng Kahit pa ang atensiyon ng publiko ay halos nakatuon sa halalan na kung tutuusin ay sa Mayo pa ng susunod na taon gaganapin, nararapat lamang para sa ating pamahalaan na huwag ding pababayaan ang mandato nito sa lahat. Code of Chivalry It would take someone such as King Arthur or any of his Knights to take on this exigent and valiant mission of leading the country to its advancement and competitive threshold in this era of globalization and liberalization, and pull out the government from its current state of self-deterioration and collapse. mga pulitiko bilang paghahanda sa kampanya sa darating na halalan sa susunod na taon. Sa tuwing may ganitong demokratikong pagsasanay, kumikita din ang iba t-ibang negosyante dahil tumataas ang pangangailangan ng iba pang mga bagay na may kaugnayan sa eleksiyon. Bilang isang magastos na aktibidad sa ating bansa, napapaganda ng halalan ang maraming kalakalan gaya ng pagkain, gasolina at iba pa. Marami rin ang nagkakaroon ng mga hanapbuhay kapag sumasapit din ang ganitong pagkakataon. Hindi ba t it s more fun kapag may halalan? only have the so-called what-ifs and the could-haves. I know that those who wanted him to run believed in Mayor Duterte s cause, his leadership style, and most of all his will power to always give precedence to what is right and just. Duterte believes that federalism is the only solution that would address not just the problem on insurgency in Mindanao but also the long-deplored wealth sharing disparity Brainwaves between Luzon Michelle Catap- Lacson and the Visayas and Mindanao. Duterte believers may have been delighted if he has succumbed to calls of running for president, but whatever grounds and/or motivations that prompted Mayor Duterte to finally put an end to all the speculations and announced his decision, have to be taken with high respect and consideration. While we were hopeful that he has the guts and the authority to turn the whole Philippines into a bigger-scale Davao City, we must acknowledge the chivalry of this man, of preserving his nobility and gallantry above the lures of the presidency. Indeed, a modern day King Arthur. Parnasong Kapampangan Neng Capa M. Pangan Inyang kasal ya y Piyuk I Piyuk uli ning mikaka-idad ne At magdili-dili king metung a bale, Ngeni na aisip ing malungkut a bie Ning magsasarili at alang kayabe O asawang king bie na akatambayan Antining king keyang ulilang kabilyan Asu la at pusa ding pane abe nyan Pati king aldo-aldo oras nang pamangan. Isip-isipan na ing ninu pa karing Keyang meging girlfriend niti ing posbling Ala pang asawa at ikasal tambing Kabud ing babai tinangu ya murin. Oneng ing masulit maski metung mu man Karing meging sweetheart nang Piyuk ala nang Dalaga uling ning mekiasanwa no ngan, Inya menintun niang aliwang kandungan. At e ku na sabyan nung nanu ya lagyu, Ban ala nang taung lubus makabalu, Kasi siguradu ne ing derang a tuyu, Kesa ngara pin keng susulapo pugu. Inyang arapan ning altar atyu nala At bayu ibie ding peka-donasyun da, Sana nganing Pari, ding yabut mung kualta Kasing lagu re ing kekang ayasawa. Oreni pu Among, ngana ning lalaki Kagnan ning dinwang no ring alagang beinti; Oneng inyang ing bride asulyapan ne yti, Sibli no ning Pari ding eksaktung kinsi! quotable quotes If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Be heard! Send us your comments & opinions mail US: 2nd Floor, U2 Building, Dolores, McArthur, Hi-way, City of San Fernando, Pampanga US:
6 6 ENTERTAINMENT Headline Gitnang Luzon OCTOBER 15, 2015 PHILIPPINE CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICE (pcso) lotto results LOTTO GAME COMBINATIONS DRAW DATE JACKPOT WINNERS Superlotto 6/ /13/ ,974, Digit /13/ , Swertres Lotto 11AM /13/2015 4, Swertres Lotto 4PM /13/2015 4, Swertres Lotto 9PM /13/2015 4, EZ2 Lotto 9PM /13/2015 4, Lotto 6/ /13/2015 6,000, EZ2 Lotto 11AM /13/2015 4, EZ2 Lotto 4PM /13/2015 4, Kilig-serye ng JaDine extended till next year UMAAPAW ang kilig kahapon sa kilig presscon ng On The Wings of Love para sa mga bidang sina James Reid at Nadine Lustre. Ibang klase talaga ang chemistry nila na kahit magkatabi lang sila at nagtitinginan, talagang nakakakilig na. Inanunsyo sa presscon ni Deo T. Endrinal, business unit head ng Dreamscape Entertainment, na extended till next year pa ang OTWOL na ikinatuwa talaga namin. We re up to next year, we re crossing over Christmas and New Year and Valentine s Day, pahayag ni DTE. Ikinatuwa rin ito mismo nina James at Nadine na that moment lang nalaman ang extension kaya sobrang thankful nila. Both of them were saying na talagang hindi nila ine-expect na magiging ganito kalaki ang OTWOL kaya masayang-masaya sila. Sobrang overwhelmed din ang JaDine na hindi lang sa Pinas naghi-hit ang OTWOL kungdi sa iba t ibang panig din ng mundo. It s overwhelming, it s a new feeling, I never experienced anything like this kasi ito ang first teleserye namin, and ang daming OTWOLISTA, achieved na achieved, say ni James. Say naman ni Nadine, sobrang kinakabahan pa nga rin daw siya hanggang ngayon at wish lang niyang magpatuloy pa or madagdagan pa ang pag-appreciate ng mga tao sa kanilang ginagawa sa serye. Sa presscon, siyempre ay natanong ang dalawa kung hindi pa ba magiging reality ang dream ng lahat na magkatuluyan sila at ma-in-love sila sa isa t isa tulad ng karakter nilang sina Leah at Clark. Pero pareho sila ng sagot na tingnan daw natin in the future dahil sa ngayon talaga ay friends lang sila at mas ok daw ang ganito for now. Kasi parang nagwuwork siya (being friends) ngayon, ayaw po naming maging complicated kasi what if, magkaroon pa kami ng away or something, siyempre, mahirap pong magtrabaho pag meron pong ganu n, sabi ni Nadine. When asked kung boyfriend or girlfriend material ba ang isa t isa, parehong oo ang sagot nila. Si Nadine, maalaga, she s always asking me don t you want to eat? or anything like that, she always asks me if I m okay, she s very maalaga. Ako naman po, very emotional po kasi ako even in real life, hindi lang as Leah. Tapos siya po yung parating nagpapatawa sa akin, yung mga jokes po niya, nagme-make faces siya. Gusto ko po kasi yung parating nagpapatawa sa akin, say ni Nadine. Naiintindihan naman daw nila kung gusto ng mga fans na sila talaga ang magkatuluyan at say nga ni Nadine, ganyan din siya dati, she was once a fan. Normal naman po yun kung sobrang fanatic ka po talaga, kasi na-experience ko rin po yun before na parang oh my God, sila na, parang gusto ko sila na ang magkatuluyan, it s normal naman po. Thank you po kasi they still support us naman po. Saka, me and James, we re a team, parang we re partners in crime, so kahit in real life gusto nila kaming magkatuluyan, okay lang kasi sumusuporta pa rin naman po sila sa amin, she said. At ang nakakatuwa, maging ang sarili nilang pamilya ay kinikilig sa loveteam nila at pinapanood ang OTWOL. Yung mom ko po, OT- WOLISTA rin po siya, kinikilig din po siya, sabi ni Nadine. Yung dad ko naman po, super-proud po siya, tapos nanonood po siya every night, tapos po, pag nagsu-shoot po, usually nasa trabaho po or nasa taping, tine-text niya po ako, galing mo na nak um-acting, ah, mana ka talaga sa akin, gumaganu n po siya, nagdyo-joke lang. Ayon naman kay James, never daw na nakamiss ng episode ang dad niya. He s very proud of me, actually, siya ang dahilan kung bakit (ko ginagawa ito), actually, ginagawa ko ito para sa pamilya ko, so that s all I really need, you know, (that) he s proud of me, I mean, I appreciate all the love from the fans, but he s the only one I really needed, seryosong sabi ni James. Actually, close to Clark ang karakter ni James in real life. May dalawa siyang kapatid din at siya rin ang breadwinner. Ang hindi lang pareho ay yung part na hindi accepted si Clark ng kanyang ama dahil in real life ay mahal na mahal siya ng kanyang dad. Coco Martin at Julia Montes, pinagtagpo ng destiny NAGSIMULA ang pagli-link kina Coco Martin at Julia Montes two years ago nang gawin nila ang Ikaw Lamang. Pero ni isa sa kanila ay ayaw mag-confirm although kita naman at obvious na sila na nga. Pero hanggang ngayon, hindi pa rin mamatay-matay ang tungkol sa paglilink sa kanilang dalawa. Sa totoo lang, mukhang tadhana na ang naglalapit sa kanila. Dahil bukod sa magkalapit ang bahay nila sa isang village sa Quezon MAY magandang kuwento si Rocco Nacino kay Alden Richards na nakasabay niya sa Star- Struck 5. Nakabawi na raw siya nang pahiramin siya ni Alden ng white t-shirt noong may challenge silang gagawin na kailangang white t-shirt ang suot. Nalaman ni Alden yun at agad siyang pinahiram ng extra white t-shirt na dala nito, kaya nakasali si Rocco sa challenges na dapat gawin. cdc police... from Page 8 City, marami pa silang pagkakapareho ngayon. Una, may teleserye silang umeere sa kasalukuyan. Naunang umere ang kay Julia na Doble Kara sa afternoon block; habang kakaumpisa pa lang sa Primetime Bida ng Ang Probinsyano ni Coco. Pangalawa, parehong kambal ang kanilang mga karakter na ginagampanan: Si Julia bilang Sara at Kara; bilang Ador at Cardo naman si Coco. Sa personal na usapin at Ang ending, si Rocco ang nakapasok sa Final 14 at si Alden, hanggang Top 60 lang. Sabi ni Rocco, nakabawi na siya kay Alden dahil noong may Sunday All Stars pa at may eksenang lumusong sila sa swimming pool, prinoblema ni Alden dahil wala siyang dalang extra underwear at walang ipapalit sa suot niyang underwear. Nalaman ni Rocco ang problema ni Alden at agad niyang ibinigay ing and driving under the influence of liquor, illegal drifting and for showing arrogance. On the video, Lagman is seated beside the violator facing an opposite direction. It can be heard in the video that curses were part of Cooley s utterances while being interviewed. Lagman on the other hand kept his composure as a police officer. CDC President Atty. Arthur P. Tugade said that employees like Lagman who do their jobs very well despite criticisms and even invectives should be commended. Tugade instructed Noel F. Manankil, vicepresident for administration and finance, to prepare commendations for Lagman who kept his composure and professionalism while being cursed at by Cooley as shown in the video. The caption reads, From Clark Development Corporation Security officer Jake Batan: First time we encountered a boastful and very arrogant violator. First to comment was Top Gear Philippines, Can we just give a round of applause to the calm and very patient traffic cop. Salute! paghahambing, pareho silang laki sa Lola. At pareho pang breadwinner ng kani-kanilang pamilya. Kaya naman swak na swak ang kanilang family values at orientation sa buhay. Pero aminin natin o sa hindi, may career silang dapat alagaan. Sabi nga nila, pag may usok, may apoy. May dapat na bang aminin ang dalawa? O pinagbabawalan lang sila na huwag isapubliko ang kanilang tunay na relasyon? Rocco Nacino nagbayad ng utang na loob kay Alden Richards ang dalang bagong underwear na lubos nitong ipinagpasalamat. Sabi ni Rocco, nagpatibay sa friendship nilang dalawa yun at masaya siya sa success ngayon ni Alden. Gaya ni Alden, workaholic din si Rocco dahil bukod sa Beautiful Strangers at StarStruck 6, ginagawa rin niya ang indie film na Lakambini at magpu-promote ng Flotsam movie nila ni Solenn Heussaff na showing sa November. Comments commending Lagman outpoured from netizens testifying that CDC police officers are respectful and traffic regulations are properly implemented inside the Freeport. One of the replies on the above comment says, Kasuhan yan (referring to Cooley) mayabang nayan na matuto. Mahigpit at may disiplina sa Clark kung ayaw mahuli sumunod ka sa batas, a netizen said. Another netizen said, Kudos to the police/ enforcer for having the virtue of temperance for not giving that piece of trash what he deserves, A netizen by the name of John Frederick Perez said, Clark Police are one of the best and polite police in the Philippines.
7 OCTOBER 15, 2015 Headline Gitnang Luzon 7 TWO AWARDS FOR PAMPANGA. Vice Governor Dennis G. Pineda receives a plaque of recognition and cash award after Pampanga was named as having the Best Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in the recent Gawad Kalasag Awards Regional Level The Vice Governor is joined by Sr. Supt. Rodolfo Recomono Jr., PDRRMC Officer Angie Blanco, OCD RD Josefina Timoteo, OCD ARD Edgar Nigel Lontoc, PSWDO Elizabeth Baybayan, DILG PD Myrvi Fabia, PPDO OIC Josefina Pineda, PHO Marcelo Jaochico, and FCI Rodel Manuel. --JUN JASO pineda... from Page 1 cct coverage... from Page 3 for the CCT program, P59.4 billion will benefit 4.4 million poor households registered under the regular CCT program. The remaining P3.3 billion will cover 218,377 beneficiary households under the Modified CCT program. These beneficiaries range from itinerant families, homeless street families, and families in need of special protection due to man-made and natural disasters. Because a number of the households are set to graduate from the CCT program, the Sustainable Livelihood Program will double its budget with P9.6 billion to help a targeted 170,470 families move from subsistence to self-sufficiency through micro-enterprise subsidies. The program will benefit Governor Pineda also stressed the importance of having Philhealth and how the provincial government can help them through its comprehensive health programs. During the event held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, the Governor said she would do the best she could to let sick people and the burdened experience good service while she remains seated as the Chief Executive of the province. Ikayu pung Kapampangan a masakit at mag-dialysis, ken pung pamanungkulan ng Gov. Pineda, buri ku pu ding pera ning Kapitolyu anggang ditak mung alaga, mibahaginan kayu, she said. Governor Pineda stressed that every program she sustains is supported and approved by members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda. Pineda added that the Capitol will look into other means to increase its funds to cater to the needs of all Kapampangans, especially the sick. Pineda guaranteed that if government hospitals could no longer provide treatment for dialysis patients, they can be transferred or referred to private hospitals with the assistance of the provincial government. The Governor also cited that she longs for her successors to emulate her deeds for healthier Pampanguenos. The Capitol has allocated millions of pesos to maintain its health services to the people and to enroll everyone in need to the Point of Care program. Meanwhile, 3rd District Board Member Rosve Henson cited that the Governor wants to have an indepth study on the root-cause of the chronic renal failure that torments patients having the disease. chart coffee... from Page 3 pete in the global market. Players should look into building capacities in these areas, promoting the region s class in value additions, noting origins and value of processing methods. She added that she will visit the coffee farms in the region to assess the possibility of sourcing coffee from Central Luzon. Juan noted nevertheless that growers have to comply with quality standards in the production and processing of coffee. DTI Aurora Provincial Director Edna Dizon discussed the plans of the regional coffee industry cluster including coordination with other agencies supporting the industry such as the Department of Agriculture, Department of Science and Technology and local government units in the region. She also conveyed that contingents from the cluster will visit Bukidnon to 208,352 beneficiaries with skills and technical-vocational training to prepare them for future jobs. Meanwhile, to increase communities access and participation in local planning, budgeting, and program implementation, the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALA- HI-CIDSS) National Community- Driven Development Program will get P10.9 billion to empower 13,357 barangays in 627 municipalities across 58 provinces. Likewise, the DSWD budget is set to implement the provision of the senior citizens law Republic Act No. 9994, or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 mandating a P500-monthly pension for all Henson also assured the dialysis patients that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan will continue to support the Governor with all her programs for the poor. Basta agyu ning pondu at resources ning Kapitolyu at paintulutan ning batas, ikami pu king Sangguniang Panlalawigan, egana-ganang akua ng pinansyal at suporta ning governor, one hundred percent ibie mi pu kaya. Bangkanita, agawa na ngan ing programa para kareng Kabalen tamu, Henson said. Also present during the distribution were Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Angie Blanco, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Elizabeth Baybayan, Board Members Crisostomo Garbo, Cherry Manalo, ABC president ex-officio Board Member Atty. Gerome Tubig, and other local officials. benchmark with key coffee industry players in the area. The group also plans to embark on technology upgrade with the help of the DOST especially in improving the harvesting process. She also cited the need to enhance market promotion of coffee products in trade fairs and improve the packing and labeling of the product to conform to international standards. indigent senior citizens nationwide. With a budgetary allocation of P7.5 billion, this pension program will target 1,182,941 senior citizens aged 60 years old and above. The DSWD will also increase the budget of their Supplementary Feeding Program with an allocated P693 million, for a total budgetary support of P4.05 billion. This amount will help feed 2,150,621 day care children with nutritious meals. Lastly, the DSWD budget will provide budgetary support amounting to P129 million for the update of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR or the Listahanan), in the wake of the extensive destruction brought about by Typhoon Yolanda. (DBM) kalasag award... from Page 1 Governor Pineda. According to the citation read during the ceremony, the province of Pampanga exuded excellence in the disaster risk reduction and management and humanitarian assistance through its PDRRMC. The provincial government advanced the capacity and the awareness of the Kapampangans to impending threat of calamity through an intensified information education campaign and its commitment to strengthen mechanisms and of ensuring the reduction of disaster risk in its communities has earned them to deserve the title, Gawad Kalasag Award, they further announced. Angelina Blanco was also cited as the Best Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Officer in Central Luzon. The City of San Fernando headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago also mikey files... from Page 1 porting Arroyo s bid, even as members of the party cited the former president s contributions for the progress of the province although she is under hospital arrest. It can be recalled that Arroyo won by a landslide in the 2013 local elections against three other candidates, including former provincial administrator Atty. Vivian Dabu. As of this writing, no other candidate has filed a CoC for 2nd District representative. Arroyo has been under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center since 2012 pending the resolution of her plunder case at the Sandiganbayan over her alleged misuse of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office s (PCSO) intelligence funds. chop stop... from Page 3 received two awards, namely, Second Place in Government and Emergency Management and Best DRRMC in component city category. Other awardees include James Gordon Memorial Hospital for Best Hospital in DRRM; Camp Tinio National High School and Lazaro Francisco Elementary School for Best Public School in Rural and Urban categories, respectively; Olongapo City Fire Rescue and Tarlac Disaster Response Team for Best Government Emergency Management in Urban Search and Rescue and Basic Search and Rescue categories, respectively; Barangay Pagas Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija for Best Barangay DRRMC, and Olongapo City for Best City DRRMC highly urbanized category. The regional awardees automatically qualify for the national level of Gawad Kalasag. Coffee duo and Fudge Brownie are also offered for as low as P49. What s more, chug on all-day unlimited Margarita for only P149. Now that s something new to look forward to, with its additional unique food concept. Visit Chop Stop at the 2nd Level of the Main Building near SM Cinema 4, 5 & 6 of SM City Pampanga. csf bags... from Page 8 climate change adaptation, he said. Santiago added that under his administration, there will be a continuity of programs that ensure the readiness and welfare of the local community in the event of a disaster. We pledge to our people unwavering commitment towards becoming a disaster-resilient region and nation, he said. Other winners in the component city category are Malolos City, Bulacan, 3rd and Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, 2nd. The winners each received a plaque of appreciation and cash prizes. The city will be vying for National Gawad Kalasag Award this year.
8 undergo breath analysis at the PSD Building where the apparatus is being kept. The result yielded percent/blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). Cooley was issued a Traffic Citation Ticket for the following violations: reckless driv- CDC POLICE... PAGE 6 regional news VOLUME IV NO. 86 OCTOBER 15, 2015 THURSDAY Netizens praise CDC police for staying calm amid row By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario CLARK FREEPORT A member of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Police reaped praises for remaining calm amidst continuous cursing of an alleged traffic violator as seen in a viral video on social media. The 3-minute, 25-second video originally posted by security guard Jake Batan and shared by Top Gear Philippines now has 10,700 likes, 6,200 comments and 866,000 views as of 12:00 nn yesterday. Reaping outpouring commendations is Roberto I. Lagman Jr., traffic accident investigator and calm police on duty at the CDC-Public Safety Department (PSD). Lagman handled the inquiry with Thomas Jason Cooley, a 19- year old Filipino-American and resident of Angeles City. The incident report stated that on October 11 at 2:00 a.m., Cooley, who was driving a KIA silver gray vehicle with plate number PKO-199, was reported drifting his vehicle at the Tennis Court parking lot by the Parade Grounds inside the Freeport zone. Cooley was advised by a security guard (SG) by the name of Zaldy Cortez that the said parking lot is not for vehicle drifting. The said driver denied that he was drifting at the parking lot and got mad. Cooley in return uttered an invective to the responding guard, prompting the guard to inform the Tactical Operation Center (TOC) for assistance of a Sector Commander at around 2:40 a.m. on the same date. Then Sector Commander Edgar Sebastian and SG Phillip Caligagan arrived and talked to Cooley in a courteous manner. The said officers also advised Cooley to refrain from drifting at the said parking lot. The apprehending officer asked for Cooley s license. The said driver responded arrogantly and refused to surrender his license. At 2:50 a.m. of the same date, Special Reaction Unit personnel on duty responded for assistance and also asked Cooley to cooperate and remain calm. Despite pleas from COOL COP. Roberto I. Lagman Jr., Clark Development Corporation traffic accident investigator, is interviewed by Kara David on how he remained composed while receiving curses from an apprehended driver, video of which went viral on social media. --CDC-CommDep PHOTO the responding officers, Cooley kept on cursing. At 3:00 a.m. Lagman was dispatched to the scene together with Team Leader Leovy A. Barrion and Traffic Enforcer Edmund Conag. Explaining RA 4136 or the Traffic Code Rules and Regulations, the responding PSD personnel politely talked to Cooley and underscored that the driver s license is the property of the Philippine Government. During the course of the conversation, the police officers smelled alcohol from Cooley s breath. He was then asked to Angeles City to hold festival for patrons, guardians SAFETY FIRST FOR THE FERNANDINO. With Mayor Edwin D. Santiago beside her, City Schools Superintendent Imelda Macaspac holds a copy of the book on disaster preparedness that was distributed to all schools in the City of San Fernando as part of the city s disaster preparedness efforts. With them are (from L to R) CDRRM Officer Raymond del Rosario, City Administrator Fernando Limbitco, Vice Mayor Jimmy T. Lazatin, Councilor Harvey Quiwa and Councilor Nelson Lingat. --CSF-CIO PHOTO CSF bags regional Gawad Kalasag By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario CITY OF SAN FERNANDO This city government was awarded this year s Gawad Kalasag for having the best disaster risk reduction and management council in Central Luzon. Conferred by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the award is in recognition of individuals, groups or institutions that have shown extraordinary courage, heroism, selfsacrifice, and bravery against all odds in times of emergencies and disasters. Gawad Kalasag is an acronym for KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan; SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan. OCD Regional Director Josefina Timoteo said, during the awarding ceremony last Monday at the Holiday Inn Resort in Clark, that the city was awarded for its excellence in disaster risk reduction and management particularly in its effective steering and commendable leadership of both local and national disaster management-related offices and collaborative efforts and consistent documentation of activities on disaster preparedness and mitigation. The San Fernando Rescue Unit (SAFRU) bagged the second place for Best Government Emergency Response Management, a category that has always been dominated by provincial level local government units. In his message, Mayor Edwin D. Santiago expressed his gratitude to the OCD officials for acknowledging the city s efforts to develop a disaster-resilient culture. Rest assured that we are one with the national government and the rest of the world in efforts towards effective disaster risk reduction and CSF BAGS... PAGE 7 By Charlene A. Cayabyab ANGELES CITY Angels will once again flock the streets of the city during the second GraciAngeles festival, which is part of the socio-civic activities of Fiestang Kuliat The festival, which is dedicated to the patrons and guardians of Angeles City, will kick off on Friday, October 16, 6:00 PM at the Sto. Rosario Heritage District. Holding the second GraciAngeles in the city is a testament to our community s willingness in further preserving, protecting and promoting the rich heritage and history of our place, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said. The festival, once again organized by Peter De Vera of Sinukwan Kapampangan Training Center for the Arts, will feature different performers from participating schools, namely Achievers Special Education Center, Angeles City National Trade School, Republic Central Colleges, Teachers and Choreographers Dance Association, City College of Angeles, Holy Angel University, Systems Plus College Foundation, FG Nepomuceno Memorial High School, Sto. Rosario Elementary School, and from Sinukwan Kapampangan as well. While the performers were dressed in all-white last year, they will be clad in silver and white for this year s GraciAngeles. GraciAngeles is one of the major celebrations that mark Fiestang Kuliat that began last year, also under the conceptualization of Peter De Vera.