Gov, candidates sign peace covenant

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Punto! Luzon
Volume 9
Number 69
Mon - Wed
February 8 - 10, 2016
Farmers hit Duterte’s
‘quick turnaround’
on genuine land reform
By Ding
aired yesterday “dismay”
over presidential candidate
Rodrigo Duterte’s “12-hour quick
turnaround” from being supportive
of genuine land reform to allowing
foreigners to own more lands in
the country.
Page 11 please
42 checkpoints all over
Tarlac for May elections
At peace. Gov. Lilia Pineda and VG Dennis Pineda act as peacemakers between rivals for
the Mabalacat City mayorship BM Cris Garbo, Pyra Lucas and incumbent Marino Morales. At
left is unopposed VM Christian Halili. Photos by Bong Lacson
Gov, candidates sign peace covenant
for the Kapampangan. Let our love to serve
be of utmost consideration in the conduct of
the campaign in these coming elections.”
Thus appealed unopposed Gov. Lilia G.
Pineda to the hundreds of local candidates
gathered at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention
Center here Tuesday for the signing of the
peace covenant for the May elections titled
“Tipanan para sa Matapat, Maayos at Mapayapang Halalan 2016.”
The covenant signing was spearheaded
by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, the Commission on Elections,
the Department of the Interior and Local
Government, the Philippine National Police
and the Philippine Army.
Conspicuous in their absence though
were local PPCRV chair Rev. Fr. Kenneth D.
Page 11 please
Tarlac police has established 42 checkpoints
all over the province as
part of its effort to ensure peaceful and orderly elections this May.
Tarlac police director
Senior Supt. Alex Sintin
also reported that a total
of 86 illegally possessed
guns have already been
confiscated at these
“We will ensure maximum deployment of policemen in the 42 checkpoints,” he said. “It’s
all part of the Safe and
Fair Elections or SAFE
program we have put in
place since last Jan. 10.”
“Although we have
recorded zero election-related incident in
the 2013 elections, police personnel will still
identify possible election
watchlist areas where violence might erupt,” Sintin stressed.
The SAFE campaign
is being done in partnership with the Armed
Forces of the Philippines. –Ding Cervantes
Widus is Phl’s hottest party
destination on Valentine’s eve
By Ashley Manabat
All smiles. Incumbent 3rd District Rep. Oscar
Rodriguez and rival former Rep. Dong Gonzales.
Some of Asia’s best
DJ’s will be showcasing
their talents in turntable
scratching among others
in a world-class party experience with “PULSE”
on the eve of Valentine’s
Day at the Widus Hotel
and Casino here.
Staged by Yaparazi
Events and spearheaded by party guru Javi
Martinez, the act is well
supported by Valkyrie
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Recto sees lack of inclusive growth with
7.1M Pinoys resorting to ‘open defecation’
By Ding Cervantes
7.1 million Filipinos resort
to “open defecation” while
570,000 more use “unimproved sanitation facilities” like
buckets and open-pit latrines.
“No other report indicts our
skewed progress than this. No
other data portrays the lack
of inclusive growth than this
one,” said Sen. Ralph Recto in
his speech during the 37th annual convention of the Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) here Thursday.
Recto said such information was hardly noticed in a
recent joint report card of the
UNICEF-World Health Organization on the state of water and sanitation in the Philippines, as they were in fine
print in the report.
“The report’s summary that
7.5 million Filipinos have no
toilets, while 8.4 million have
no access to clean drinking
water, may not jolt us, couched
as they are in cold prose, but
what’s disturbing are buried in
its fine print,” he said.
He referred to statistics
that 7.1 million Filipinos resort to “open defecation”
while 570,000 more use “unimproved sanitation facilities”
like buckets and open-pit latrines.
“For drinking, 2.3 million
Filipinos use untreated ‘surface water’ of rivers, dams,
and canals. In addition, 6.1
million Filipinos source their
drinking water from ‘unimproved drinking water sources’
like unprotected dug wells and
unprotected springs,” he said.
Recto lamented that “in this
age of smart phones with flash
drives, there are millions without flush toilets.”
“This reality is not found on
reports alone. Presidentiables
encounter them on their sorties around the country,” he
noted, even as he challenged
presidential candidates to address this issue, including
those that concern water supply for Filipinos.
He noted that “election, like
the water business, should be
“It is not enough that applicants for the highest office
in the land should just supply
us with what they intend to do
with the mandate they want us
to give them,” he said.
This, even as Rector urged
candidates and government
leaders to focus more on water and its potential problems
arising from El Nino phenomenon.
“If PAGASA forecasters
have warned us that a dry
spell is on the horizon, I wonder why this issue has not
been captured by the political
radars of presidentiables,” he
He noted that presidential
aspirants “have a sound bite
for every issue, but no sound
program for the most important – water.”
“Daily, provinces have
been reporting about the ravages of the dry spell. Dams
have dried up, and crops are
failing. In one province, it must
have been so hot that even
rats have come out of their
cool hiding dens,” he lamented.
Recto warned that “it is not
just farming towns which are
getting parched; Metro Manila
may soon too,” adding that
“ NCR’s two water concessionaires have grown hoarse
warning their customers that
supply will be tight this summer, and to brace for possible
This, as he challenged water district nationwide to face
the water crisis.
“You are present in 514
towns and cities. It is a grassroots network that is wider than the country’s biggest
bank,” he said.
Recto noted that “one in
five Filipinos is a customer of
yours. Combined, you represent 20 million people. Supposed this population will be
awarded congressional representation, then, in theory, you
can end up occupying almost
60 seats in the Batasan.”
“Your charter may require
you to be apolitical, but it does
not prevent you from being
patriotic. In fact, you will be
performing good citizenship
by advocating your members’
right to clean, reliable, affordable, and adequate water,” he
also said.
Recto said a department
should be created to address
exclusively the country’s water
“The idea is to fold agencies like NIA, LWUA, MWSS,
NWRB under this proposed
department. A Department of
Water and Sanitation can be
considered by the next administration.” he also said.
Korean acupuncture,
moxibustion expert
now in Angeles City
Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
By Ashley Manabat
BAREFOOT DOCTORS. Sinasanay ni Dr. Jason Abello ng Our Lady of Peace Mission
Hospital ang mga katutubo tungkol sa basic health care bilang bahagi ng paghahanda
sa kanilang pagiging barefoot doctors. Kuha ni Johnny Reblando
27 katutubo sinanay
maging barefoot doctors
Ni Johnny R. Reblando
SUBIC, Zambales ----Kabuuang 27 mga katutubo ang
sinanay ng isang foundation
para maging mga “barefoot
doctors” ang nagtapos noong
nakaraang Biyernes sa Sitio
Gala Barangay Aningway-Sacatihan sa bayang ito.
Pormal na binigyan ng
Foundation of Our Lady of
Peace Mission sa pamumuno ni Sister Eva Fidela Maamo ng mga diploma ang mga
katutubo na galing pa sa ibat
ibang tribo sa bansa matapos
ang pagsasanay.
Malaki ang pasasalamat
ni Maamo sa determinisyon
ng mga katutubo na matuto
tungkol sa basic health care
dahil ito umano ang nakikita
niyang solusyon upang matugunan ang mataas na mortality rate sa mga liblib na pa-
mayanan sa Pilipinas.
Layunin ng dalawang linggong pagsasanay na ihanda
ang mga katutubo bilang mga
community health workers sa
kani-kanilang mga komunidad
na madalas ay hindi napupuntahan ng nga doktor at kadalasang walang mga health clinic.
Kabilang sa naging pagsasanay ng mga katutubo ay
ang pagbibigay ng paunang
lunas at pagkakaroon ng impormasyon tungkol sa primary
health practices.
Isa sa mga sumailalim
sa pagsasanay ay si Amelia
Apang, 58, katutubong Aeta
mula sa Pampanga.
Ayon kay Apang, malaking tulong para sa mga katutubong gaya nila ang maturuan bilang mga community
health worker dahil ang makikinabang dito ay ang kanilang
Dugtong pa ni Apang, madalas may namamatay sa
kanilang tribo dahil sa sakit
na di natutugunan ng mga
doktor o health worker.
Ang mga nagsanay sa
mga katutubo ay mga volunteer physicians na sina Dr.
Jason Abello at Dr. Dalvie
Casilang ng Department of
Ang mga sinanay ba katutubo na nagmula pa sa tribong Talaandig ng Bukidnon, Aeta ng Zambales at
Pampanga, Itneg ng Ilocos
Sur, Dumagat ng Bulacan,
Hanunoo ng Mindoro, at Agta-Dumagat ng Aurora.
Nagsimula ang training
para sa mga barefoot doctor noong 1975 at sa kasalukuyan ay mayroon nang halos 300 mga barefoot doctor
mula sa mahigit 100 tribo sa
buong bansa.
ANGELES CITY – A renowned
Korean centenarian expert in
Oriental medicine especially
on acupuncture and moxibustion is coming here Wednesday (February 10).
Nam-soo Kim a.k.a. Gudang (meaning Moxibustion
House) will be at the city hall
at 10 a.m. and later at 4 pm at
the Hall of Justice here.
Kim, who is now 101 years
old, was a recipient of the
President’s Volunteer Service
Award (PVSA) Gold Medal,
given by US President Barack
Obama on January 28, 2012
for helping to address the most
pressing needs of the USA.
“Thank you for your devotion to service and for doing all
you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great nation,”
Obama said of Kim.
Kim appeared on the Korean Educational Broadcasting
System (EBS) on acupuncture
and moxibustion series, the
Korean Broadcasting System
(KBS) on Chuseuok or Korean Thanksgiving Day specials on Gudang’s Accupuncture and Moxibustion story, the
Seoul Broadcasting System
(SBS), the O Broadcasting
System (OBS), YTN on news
programs, the Tianjin TV and
Harbin TV in China and heard
over Radio Korea 1540 AM
Los Angeles, USA.
In 1984, Kim or Gudang
learned his skills from his father. He started volunteer
moxibustion service with his
family and clinic workers and
is now heading a nationwide
service in Korea and with other volunteers who go through
a one year education course
and qualification test in acupuncture and moxibustion.
In 2001, the first regional
branch office was open in Busan to render the service for
free. Until now, more than one
million Koreans have been offered free acupuncture and
moxibustion service at the
regional clinics in Gwangju,
Daegu and Jeonju.
Gudang said his only wish
is to see a day when everyone benefits from what his
time-tested clinical skills can
give in the field of acupuncture
and moxibustion.
PARTNERS. Gov. Lilia G. Pineda reviews salient points of proposed
MOA for one-stop shop of Kapampangan products with CIAC PresidentCEO Emigdio Tanjuatco III. Photo by Bong Lacson
Capitol, CIAC ink pact
on Clark OTOP center
Clark Development Corp. (CDC) to sell
various farm fresh produce at low prices.
The provincial government wanted to formalize the pact with a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with
then CDC president Antonio Remollo
in 2011 but the plan was shelved after
the latter was replaced as president of
the state-run firm.
The property, which now falls within the jurisdiction of CIAC under President Aquino’s Executive Order transferring the civil aviation complex to
the Department of Transportation and
Communications, is now ready for
On Friday, Gov. Pineda and Tanjuatco agreed to allow the establishment of
a One Town One Product (OTOP) center in the area to showcase Kapampangan products for annual lease of
only P1. –Ashley Manabat
Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
CLARK FREEPORT – The Provincial Government of Pampanga and
the Clark International Airport Corp.
(CIAC) have reached an agreement for
the use of a 2,000 square-meter property along CM Recto Avenue here to
showcase Kapampangan products.
The details of the Lease Agreement
(LA) were finalized on Friday at the
Amare Restaurant here with Gov. Lilia
“Nanay Baby” Pineda and Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) president
and CEO Emigdio “Dino” Tanjuatco III
as signatories.
The 2,000 square-meter lot along
CM Recto Highway is being used every Friday as an open-type market for
various produce sold by vendors from
the province.
The concept was first introduced by
former Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo
which secured a permission from the
Judge orders 14 arrested on libel
case filed by ex-Candaba mayor
By Ding Cervantes
Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - A Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC)
judge ordered the arrest
of 14 persons on libel
charges filed by former
Candaba Mayor Jerry
Pelayo whom they had
accused of plunder.
This, after the Department of Agriculture (DA)
and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
certified that all projects
identified in the plunder
complaint the respondents filed against Pelayo had been “fully implemented and properly
The respondents accused Pelayo of allegedly using a P128-million
fund for ghost agricultural projects while he was
mayor of Candaba. Pelayo sued them for libel
after the DA and the NIA
issued a certification that
no anomalies were committed in the implementation of projects covered by the fund.
RTC Branch 224
Judge Tita Marilyn Payoto-Villordon ordered the
arrest of Arnold Canimo,
Edgardo de Guzman,
Francisco San Pedro,
Lorenzo Catacutan, Romeo Balatbat, Dionisio
Pelayo, Freddie Pelayo,
Rufino Pabalan, Dionisio Guevarra, Rodolfo
Manalili, Jessie Laurente, Danilo Bartolome
and Bernardo Santiago.
Pelayo quoted the
RTC judge as saying that
the libel case respondents “failed to prove
their allegations. They
cannot provide evidence.
Because there was no
truth to their accusations
as attested by both the
DA and the NIA.”
Pelayo said “the plunder complaint was nothing but political harassment being orchestrated
by my political rival, incumbent Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque.”
“He (Maglanque) is
behind in all of these,”
said Pelayo.
Pelayo also claimed
“malice was so evident in
the filing of plunder case
against him as his accusers made sure it landed
on the newspaper on the
day of his son’s wedding
on March 8, 2014.”
“They really wanted
to humiliate me. On the
day of my son’s wedding,
instead of expected festive mood in the event,
everyone was asking
me if the newspaper article on the plunder case
against me was true,”
said Pelayo
He claimed he “lost
business opportunities
as former associates
and potential partners
avoided him because of
the case.”
“If there is someone who could be liable for plunder, it should
be Maglanque, who has
been charged with plunder before the Ombudsman in 2013,” he said.
Pelayo said he is
“contemplating filing a
libel case against Maglanque aside from suing
him for withholding all his
benefits as former Candaba mayor even if he has
all the necessary clearances.”
“It’s been almost
three years already and
yet has not released all
the benefits due me and
other former Candaba
officials, including our
terminal leave pay,” said
PUNTO! Central Luzon: January 27, February 3 & 10, 2016
Infinity breaks ground
By Ashley Manabat
Mayor Pamintuan (in white) joins the Tan family (L-R) Josie, Tan family patriarch Tan Song
Bok, Eddie and Ricardo in a photo opportunity on Monday during the groundbreaking of the
multi-billion peso new commercial center dubbed: The Infinity. Photo by Ashley Manabat
Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
ANGELES CITY—The Infinity project broke ground on
Monday to signal the start of construction of a multibillion-peso commercial center that will rise on a 40-hectare lot at the back of the city hall here in Barangay Pulung Maragul.
Mayor Ed Pamintuan, who was the guest of honor
during the ceremony, described the project as “another
milestone” for the city and “a benchmark” of commercial
During the groundbreaking ceremony, the patriarch
of the Tan family, Tan Song Bok, was on hand to usher
in the new project.
Prominent businessman Eddie Tan of Jenra Supermarkets was also present in the event.
Dennis A. Villanueva, a partner of the Lichauco, Guilas, Villanueva LG+V Architects and Planners which
oversees the project, said the first development will be
The Promenade and the retail shops which should be
finished in a year’s time.
The Promenade is about a 200-meter walk through
area and forms part of the whole project. A two-storey
commercial building will also be finished to complement
the first phase of the ambitious project, according to Villanueva.
The new commercial project, which is under the AC
Beautiful Island Realty Development Corp. (ACBI), is set
to transform the property into a mixed-use project that
could become the next Central Business District in Central Luzon.
Project Director Alexander James E. Jazmines said
the master planner for The Infinity project is Arch. Felino
“Jun” Palafox Jr. of Palafox Associates while the principal architect is the LG+V Architects and Planners. The
Landscape Architect is BCL Asia Landscape Architects.
Jazmines explained that the project got its name from
the number 8 which is the shape of the property when
viewed from above.
The Infinity will house office buildings, specialty
malls, new retail concepts, a one-of-a-kind dining complex, a convention center, a sports complex, an international school, serviced apartments, events pavilion, and
residential condos.
A road will also be constructed linking Gueco Avenue
here, where The Infinity is located, to barangay Dau in
Mabalacat City.
O pinion
Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
Tipanan para sa
Matapat, Maayos
at Mapayapang
Halalan sa 2016
KAMI NA mga kandidato sa Halalan 2016 ay
nanunumpa na pagsisikapan na gawin ang
2016 elections bilang isang matapat, maayos
at mapayapang halalan.
Kami ay nangangako na sa pamamagitan
ng aming mga salita at gawa, aming itataguyod
ang kataas-taasang kapangyarihan ng
Saligang Batas, kami ay tatalima sa mga batas
na umiiral sa ating bansa. At kami ay sasangayon sa mga panuntunan at patakaran ng
halalan. Ang lahat ng ito ay aming gagawin sa
kagustuhang magkaroon ng isang malinis at
matapat na halalang na kung saan an gaming
mga kababayan ay malayang makapamili ng
kanilang tagapagsilbi nang walang halong
takot at pangamba lalo’t higit walang kapalit na
pangako o gantimpala.
Maalab ang aming kagustuhan na
maglingkod sa bayan at magsilbi sa ating mga
kababayan, datapwa’t ito ay isang pribilehiyo,
nais namin itong makamit sa paraan na
nasasang-ayon sa nakasaad sa batas kung
kaya’t mariin naming inaatang sa aming sarili
na panatilihin ang katapatan at integridad ng
isang tagapaglingkod sa bayan.
Gayundin, kami ay tutulong na gawing
ganap ang pagnanais ng Comelec at PNP
na magkaroon ng isang matapat, maayos
at mapayapang halalan sa 2016 sapagka’t
lubos ang aming paniniwala na ang mabuting
pamamahalang lokal ay nakasalalay din sa
paraan ng pagkakaluklok mg tagapamahala
ayon sa tunay na mithiin ng nakararami.
Kung kaya’t sa harap ng ating mga kababayan
at sa mata ng ating Panginoon, aming inilalapat
ang aming mga lagda bilang patunay ng aming
pakikipagtipan para sa isang matapat, maayos
at mapayapang halalan 2016.
Nilagdaan nitong Martes, Pebrero 9, 2016
sa Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, Lungsod
ng San Fernando.
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In character
“DITO LANG ako nakahalik ng maraming lips to lips. Tapos, may isang kandidato,
sabi niya, ‘Ito si Duterte, napaka-dumi. Lahat ng babae hinahalikan.’ Kita mo mga
walang utak, walang libog kasi.”
So ABS-CBN News quoted presidential
pretender Rodrigo Duterte as having said of
the libidinous turn of events during his stint in
Angeles City and Pampanga last week.
“I haven’t been to a place where I’ve kissed
as many girls. Lips to lips, even with tongue,
because it’s delicious. Never mind if I lose, (as
long as I get to kiss all the beautiful women.)”
Rappler’s translated take of Duterte’s
ecstasy is even more sinfully graphic, premised
thus: “Just a few days after his common-law
wife said the tough-talking presidential aspirant
already put his womanizing ways behind him…
Duterte goes on a kissing spree in Angeles
So, what’s wrong there?
Kissing babies is an American political
Kissing the Baby was a monopoly of one
Philippine presidentiable in his successful
campaign some years back.
Kissing not only babes but just about every
woman is a Duterte affectation. Perfectly in
character with the maton machismo, originally
parlayed by Asiong Salonga, er, Erap Estrada,
into a successful political career – mayor,
senator, vice president, president, mayor.
Erap, on record, has scoffed at Duterte – “for
lack of finesse” in his fornications – as nothing
more than an unrated copycat, and dismissed
him as good only for Davao City, sorely lacking
in national perspective, if not presidential depth,
much less demeanor.
Indeed, Duterte can learn a thing or two
from Erap if only in matters of discretion, in les
liaisons dangereuses. But why should he?
That would detract from him his boorish
ways, near-barbarian means and thuggish
behavior. Aye, that would totally deconstruct his
very being Digong Duterte.
Simply by being himself, Duterte shocks
and awes. Which endears him all the more
to his fanatical following, derisively, and most
unfairly, called “Dutertards.” Which generates
for him the widest, not necessarily deepest,
media coverage. And makes him the most
talked about among the candidates.
It works, and works well, for Duterte.
By simply being in character, Duterte can
get away with murder. So, didn’t he himself
correct an interviewer asking if he killed 700 by
reckoning the number was 1,700?
Only Duterte can admit to his involvement
in the foulest of crimes and gain much political
capital from it.
Only Duterte can make a public display of
his lechery and gain overwhelming acceptance,
if not approval, for it.
Only Duterte can curse the Pope and be
believed when he denied it, the indubitably
damning video “Pope, putang ina ka…”
Only Duterte. It’s all in character. Not that
every Filipino is buying it though. Ay, the guy’s
got to grow up too, even after growing old.
Similarly, only in Angeles – come to think of
it – can Duterte get the most number of lips-tolips and tonguing kisses.
Like Digong, perfectly in character here too
is Angeles: as Sin City.
Duterte’s (a)rousing welcome from the
city denizens is a veritable throwback to the
mayorship of Don Francisco Nepomuceno at
the height of the American occupation of Clark
Air Base.
In every affair of the city where GI Joes
were present, the stock welcome address or
opening remarks of Don Paquito was always:
“Angeles welcomes you with open arms…and
open legs.”
Which never failed to bring the house down.
And upped the city’s income, particularly from
Fields Avenue.
Which, perpetuated the sufferance of
Angeles’ women in the national psyche as
“loose, cheap and easy.” Yeah, as in that
Australian flyer in the ‘80s: “Come to Angeles
City. The girls are cheap, 100 pesos only.”
Which Duterte’s lip services last week
virtually reaffirmed.
In character. Who was it who said, “Character
is destiny”?
Indeed, as much to Duterte as to Angeles
Today in Philippine history
The Philippine Constitution
is adopted
On February 8, 1935, the
delegates to the 1935 constitutional convention agreed on
the final draft of the constitution after having deliberated for several months. It was
signed by the 202 members
on February 19. The convention which opened on July 30,
1934, was under the Presidency of Senator Claro M. Recto.
The constitution was certified by US President Roosevelt
on March 23, 1935 as in conformity to the Tydings-MyDuf-
fe act. In May 14, 1935, it was
ratified by the Filipino people
by a plebiscite.
The Constitution which followed the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and
the Jones Act, was drafted as
for a fully independent nation,
but an “Ordinance Appended
to the Constitution”, consisting of three sections, the first
of which contained 20 paragraphs, provided for the form
of government which was to
function “pending the final
and complete withdrawal of
the sovereignty of the United
States over the Philippines”.
The Ordinance also provided that, during the Commonwealth period, “citizens
and corporations of the United
States shall enjoy in the Commonwealth of the Philippines
all the civil rights of the citizens
and corporations, respectively,
Coincidentally, February 8
is also the birth anniversary of
Senator Recto.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope
is better than fear. Optimism is better than
despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and
optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
–Jack Layton
Felix M. Garcia
dapat sisihin
Kung pagkatanggal o ‘disqualification’
sa pagtakbo ‘for the forthcoming election’
ang ‘grounds’ para sa mga kandidatong
di pa man ay labag na sa regulasyon
At kung mayroon mang di pa nagparamdam
(na ya’y kandidato) sa pamamagitan
ng campaign posters at kung anu-ano pang
nangakasabit na sa hayag na lugar
Ay baka wala pa sa singko porsyento
sa kabuoan ng bilang ng tatakbo
para sa eleksyon sa buwan ng Mayo
ang di pa naglagay r’yan ng kahit ano.
Kaso, ito namang marapat kumilos
para ipatupad ang dapat masunod,
Hayan – kampante lang sa pagkakaluklok
kundi man talagang ya’y tutulog-tulog
Na kagaya nga riyan ng ating Komisyon
sa Halalan, na siyang marapat umaksyon
ngunit nang dahil sa yan ay usad-pagong,
palaging huli kung sila’y magdesisyon.
At kung saan kailan puno na ang EDSA
sa ubod dami ng mga nagsabit na
posters at ibang campaign paraphernalia,
saka iniutos na tanggalin anila!
Hindi ba malaking katarantaduhan
o ng ika nga’y grabeng kapalpakan
ang pinagagawa ng Comelec na yan
kung pakaisipin sa puntong naturan?
Kaya bunsod nito, kung kailan puno na
ng campaign posters ang puno ng akasya,
kable ng kuryente, bakod ng eskwela
at iba pa saka lang kumilos sila.
At ipinag-utos na yan ay tanggalin
kung kailan pati ang ‘starts of the campaign
period’ para sa pang-nasyonal mandin,
‘shall commence on February 9, 2016’.
(At ang lokal ay sa March 26 naman
kung kaya’t malinaw na kapabayaan
ng ating COMELEC ang lahat ng bagay
na nangyayari riyan sa kasalukuyan).
Kung saan ang local government ang tiyak
na mapipilitang iligpit ang kalat,
gayong COMELEC ang magpalinis dapat
pagkat sila itong pabaya at lahat.
Dahil sanhi na rin ng kapalpakan niyan
at pagiging bulag sa gampaning legal,
Ang hindi matuwid ang nakasanayan
at di itong batas na dapat umiral!
P.A.R.D Live at SM City Baliwag
When actors Antonio Aquitania, Paolo Contis, Boy 2 Quizon, RJ Padilla and YouTube
sensation Roadfill Sparks
(Momoy Palaboy)-- collectively known as P.A.R.D.—created hilarious music videos
on one of the longest-running
gag shows Bubble Gang, netizens are now glued to the
group’s brand of comedy. The
group’s viral music videos and
songs are now compiled in
their self-titled debut album released by PolyEast Records.
“Naging launch pad ang
Bubble Gang since sa amin lahat ng materials. Nung umpisa, apat lang sila (P-adilla,
A-quitania, R-oadfill, D-os/
Quizon) and nag-guest ako
sa sumunod na video which
is ‘Saging’” Contis recalls how
the quintet started with “KwekKwek Song”, their first-ever
music video being shown on
Bubble Gang. He continues,
“Nakita naming yung collaboration of minds—creative ang
grupo. We saw that it’s beyond
comedy already. Maganda
yung visuals, di kami nagpapatawa pero nakakatawa. So
sayang kung di ituloy-tuloy.”
The album kicks off with
the reggae and quirky “Huli
Ka Balbon.” The group said
that the lyrics were based on
true events and somewhat
relatable as the title is from
a popular Filipino slang “huli
ka balbon” meaning ‘you’ve
been caught.’ The music video, however displays an impressive animation and visual
effects that showed innovative
wit among the group.
“Halos lahat kami lumaki
na sa industriya so I can say
na kami na rin ang director
ng music video. ‘Yun kasi ang
pinaka-last ng video na ginawa
naming so more or less alam
na namin kung paano gawin.
Although challenging ‘yung animation which took sometime
bago na-achieve yung gusto
namin,” Quizon shares.
For a ‘boy band’ that is distinct and with songwriting that
ridiculously smart, Aquitania
also includes his Ilocano or
Kapampangan catchphrases
in spoken word style and Padilla’s famous ‘Ayoko niyan…’
lines in every song. Roadfill
explains “Iba-iba kasi genre
ang ginagawa ng PARD eh.
Halimbawa, gagawa kami ng
hip-hop song, we make sure
na may research talaga. Humihingi pa rin kami sa mga
music expert’s ng mga ideas
at kung ano yung tama.”
Quizon also said the
group’s collective effort has
showcased each member’s
ability to experiment with comedy and narrating through
well-crafted music videos. “Di
namin inisip na magiging album ang direksyon ng PARD.
Kasi iniisip lang naming yung
show. Na-produce naming ‘to
kasi masaya kaming gawin regardless kung ano man ang
maging outcome. Kaya kami
limang utak, magkakaiba ng
opinion minsan, magkakaiba ng istilo pero pag pinagsama-sama mo, ‘yung collaboration of minds—napakaganda
ng outcome.”
“We’re not actors who are
trying to sing. We’re actors
who are trying to show people
what we want to do in a form of
a song. Nag-eenjoy kami and
gusto naming i-share yun sa
publiko,” Contis added and lat-
er on confirmed that the group
is on their way to their second
P.A.R.D, the self-title debut boasts five songs and
five music videos which have
gone viral online including the
RnB flavored “Kwek Kwek
Song” with a music video featuring actress Gwen Zamora. The mid-tempo Christmas
pop single “Hug” was recently launched over the holidays.
The EDM number “Hugot” with
a music video shot in Caramoan Islands, Camarines Sur
featuring comedian Michael
V. in his popular Bubble Gang
character Tata Lino have now
garnered more than one million views on YouTube. However, the hip-hop/rap “Saging”
is collaboration with Dash Calzado, member of the Filipino
rap group Legit Misfitz and the
music video was shot along
the old streets of Vigan City,
Ilocos Sur. The album’s carrier
single “Huli Ka Balbon” with a
music video was filmed in Camarines Sur featuring actress
Max Collins and currently doing the rounds on the internet
after its release late last year.
In case you’re not familiar with the music videos, you
may check P.A.R.D.’s official
YouTube Channel. You may
also download and listen to
the album on iTunes, Amazon,
Deezer, Spinnr, eMusic, Starzik and Qobuz.
You catch P.A.R.D.’s live
performance and buy their album to get a chance for an
autograph signing and photo
opportunities after the show
on February 13, Saturday at
The Event Center of SM City
Baliwag 5:00 pm
No. 2 target of Lambat-Sibat nabbed
By Johnny R. Reblando
OLONGAPO CITY---After five
years in hiding, the No. 2 Priority Target of Lambat Sibat
here was arrested by joint elements of the Zambales Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (ZCIDT) and CIDG-Rizal province at Loren’s
Road, Barangay Dalig, Antipolo City.
ZCIDT provincial officer
Chief Inspector Ferdinand
Mendoza led SPO4 William
Felarca, SPO1Adriano Quinto and PO1Dennis Jimenez
in arresting suspect Jonathan
Tagorio, alias Pisok.
Under Oplan Pagtugis
Manhunt Charlie, Salikop and
PNP Lambat-Sibat, the suspect was arrested by virtue of
a warrant of arrest issued by
Judge Raymond Viray of RTC
Branch 75 for robbery with
homicide with no bail recommended.
Report said the suspect
is the leader of the notorious
Pisok group engaged in robbery-holdup and akyat bahay
in Olongapo City and adjacent
The suspect is now detained at Bureau of Jail Management
(BJMP) facility in Barangay
Barretto, Olongapo City.
Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
Ng COMELEC itong ginagawa nila
gaya na lang nitong di pa man talaga
‘campaign period’ pero halos ang lahat na
ay lantaran na riyang nakapangampanya.
Na di man tuwirang masasabi nating
ito’y isang uri ng ‘electioneering,’
pero di ba’t paglabag nang maituturing
yan sa Omnibus Code ng eleksyon natin?
Kaya kung susundin ang mga marapat
na aksyong kailangang lubos maipatupad,
magmula ibaba hanggang sa itaas
masasabi nating ‘disqualified’ lahat.
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Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
Online entrance,
promotion exams
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The National Police
Commission (Napolcom) will open next week its OnLine Examination Application Scheduling System
(OLEASS) for the Police Entrance (PNPE) and Promotional Examinations (PromEx).
The online period is from February 8 to 12 for
PNPE and February 15 to 26 for PromEx.
The PNPE is open to all Filipino citizens who
meet the age, height, and educational requirements.
Police Officer I personnel whose appointments
are temporary for lack of appropriate eligibility are
also encouraged to take the exam.
“Civilian applicants must bring two recent, colored, and identical 1x1 ID pictures in white background and complete name tag along with one legal size window envelope with P9 worth of mailing
stamp, transcript of records or diploma, and birth certificate issued by the local civil registrar or Philippine
Statistics Authority,” Santos said.
PromEx, on the other hand, is open exclusively
to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP who
meet the minimum qualification standards for examination in terms of rank and eligibility.
Applicants are required to submit two recent, colored, and identical 1x1 ID pictures in white background and complete name tag with indicated rank,
one legal size window envelope stamp, certified true
copy of attested appointment, plantilla appointment
or PNP absorption order, and Civil Service Commission eligibility or Professional Regulatory Commission Board Certificate. –Ding Cervantes
The Gossipmiller
Cesar Pambid
Walang iwanan ang
pangako sa isa’t isa
nina Kathryn ay Daniel
Humarap sa entertainment press sina Daniel Padilla at Kathryn Bernardo
para sa finale presscon ng hit series nilang Pangako Sa ’Yo na magtatapos na sa
Biyernes, Feb. 12.
Kahit anong pilit ng press sa dalawa, hindi sila napaamin sa tunay na estado
ng kanilang relasyon. Sa pahayag ni Daniel, very special sa kanya si Kath-ryn at
proud siya sa narating ng kanilang loveteam.
Nagbigay din sila ng pangako sa bawat isa na kahit anong mangyari ay hindi
sila mag-iiwanan. Sey pa ni Kathryn, asahan daw ni Daniel na palagi lang siyang
nasa tabi nito.
Inalala rin ni Kathryn ang Pangako Sa ’Yo ang nagsilbing first mature project nila
ni Daniel.
“Ang project na ito ang naging stepping stone namin ni DJ para mas maging
open sa mature roles. Ito ang perfect project kasi natimpla na, hindi kami binigla
na pilit ang pagiging mature, pero makikita mo na nag-grow talaga,” sey pa ng
Hindi rin naiwasan ni Daniel na gunitain ang pinaka-hindi niya malilimutang
eksenang ginawa niya para sa serye.
“’Yung trailer na tumatakbo kami sa burol, memorable para sa akin ’yun,
kasi ’yun ang simula ng lahat. Du’n namin na feel na ito na nga.
Legendary ang eksena na ’yun para gawin namin. Honor ’yun para sa
amin,” sabi ng binata.
Samantala, isa pa rin sa inaabangan sa PSY at love-team nina Jodi
Sta. Maria at Ian Veneracion na “Amorado.” Si Jodi ay gumaganap na
Amor Powers samantalang si Ian naman ay si Gov. Eduardo Buenavista.
Eugene Domingo love guru na rin
Sino ang magiging Darna between
Angel Locsin and Liza Soberano?
It seems that the final choice for Darna is still between Angel Locsin and
Liza Soberano.
Bagaman nagpahayag na ang kampo ni Angel na hindi na niya
gagawin ang nasabing pelikula, marami pa rin ang naniniwala na siya
pa rin ang magsusuot ng iconic costume ng character ni Mars Ravelo.
May naririnig pa nga kaming usap-usapan na mismong Star Cinema
ang sumasagot sa surgical operations ng actress para sa kanyang
spine injury. Ito raw ay para masiguro na siya pa rin ang lilipad
bilang Darna. Lahat ng usapin na ito, totoo man o hindi, ay malaking
mileage para sa publicity ng pelikula ni Erik Matti.
Samantala, parang may contest na Search for Darna kung
saan iniisa-isa ang mga aktres na pwedeng sumalo kay Angel.
But Liza seems to be the top choice. Sa totoo lang, bagay siya
sa role. Dahil bata, seksi at sikat bukod pa sa magaling itong
At siguradong ito ang lalong magpapasikat sa kanya.
Kailan ba ihahayag ng Star Cinema kung sino na talaga
ang magiging bagong Darna?
Renz Fernandez
new lover ni Kris Bernal
Thankful si Kris Bernal sa Little Nanay dahil sa
teleseryeng ito nabigyan siya ng chance to work with the best
actors gaya nina Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco at Eddie Garcia.
Pati na sina Sunshine Dizon at Paolo Contis na pinapanood
lang niya dati.
“Dahil sa Little Nanay, nagkaroon ako ng mga mommy at
batang fans, as young as two-year-old. Nakakatuwa at Tinay
ang tawag nila sa akin at nalaman ko, alam ng mga bata ang
theme song namin sa show at sumasabay silang kumanta,”
sabi nito.
Dahil din sa Little Nanay, baka magka-love life uli si
Kris dahil pursigido na si Renz Fernandez na ligawan siya.
Inalis na nito ang takot na baka mabasted siya at wish nitong
makasama si Kris sa Valentine’s Day. Ito’y kahit may ibang
suitors si Kris.
Aminado si Kris na mahihirapan siyang tapatan o higitan
ang acting niya sa Little Nanay dahil para silang totoong
pamilya sa set. Hanggang March pa ang airing nila.
Liza Soberano
Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
Hindi pa rin mababakante itong si Eugene Domingo sa Kapuso Network.
Dahil may kapalit na kaagad ang Celebrity Bluff nila ni Jose Manalo.
Sa aming nasagap na balita, nag-last taping na raw ang nasabing
show para sa season break nito. Pero tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang pagpapatawa
ni Uge sa bago nitong show na Dear Uge na magsisimula na sa
Valentine’s Day mismo.
Ano ba ang maipapayo ni Uge tungkol sa buhay pag-ibig? Una,
wala naman daw siyang love life. Pangalawa, hindi naman daw siya
love guru.
Ito halos ang mga tanong na aming naririnig patungkol sa bagong
show ni Uge. Naku, hindi pa man umeere ‘andami nang ipinupukol na
Pero sa kalibre ni Uge, siguradong magiging patok na naman ito gaya
ng Celebrity Bluff.
So ang tanong pa rin: Magiging credible ba siya pagdating sa usaping
Kung Hei Fat Choi. The Dragon reaches for a red envelope as
The Park Inn by Raddisson joins the Chinese community in welcoming
the Year of the Monkey on Monday. Photo by Ashley Manabat
Village chairman killed
By Armand M. Galang
Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday
CABIAO, Nueva Ecija - A village chair
was gunned down by two unidentified
motorcycle-riding men in Barangay San
Carlos here at about 12 noon Saturday.
Police identified the victim as Rolando Bautista, 42, chair of the said village.
Investigation disclosed that Bautista, with his wife Lydia, 38, a female relative and a ten-month-old granddaughter, was driving an owner-type jeep
when the suspects suddenly arrived
and without a word peppered him with
bullets from the back.
Responding constituents rushed
the victim to Cabiao General Hospital
but was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.
The attack happened 10 to 15 meters from the security detachment reportedly manned by three policemen
from the regional public safety battalion, according to sources.
Report said the motorcycle driver
was wearing a helmet while the backrider’s face was covered with a handkerchief.
Police have yet to establish the motive and the identity of the suspects.
Cabiao is one of the 17 towns and
cities earlier identified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as areas
of concern for the forthcoming synchronized national and local elections.
Farmers hit Duterte’s ‘quick turnaround’
In a statement, the
ng Pilipinas (KMP) noted that “last Wednesday afternoon, in front
of peasant leaders and
advocates in a forum titled “Peasant Challenge
2016 and Beyond” at the
University of the Philippines in Quezon City,
Duterte expressed openness to genuine land reform and criticized the
total failure of the gov-
ernment “sham agrarian
reform program.”
On the same day 12
hours later, Duterte told
a group of businessmen
he favored 70 percent
foreign lease of lands,
KMP noted, adding that
this was contrary to the
spirit of genuine land reform.
“He would allow foreigners to lease lands
renewable for 40 years
or equivalent to a lifetime under a 70-30 ownership
Notice of Extrajudicial Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Avelino Mejia who died
intestate on January 28, 2010 in California, U.S.A. executed an Affidavit of
Extrajudicial Settlement of his estate, more particularly described as a parcel of
land (Lot 4, Block 3 of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-40415 being a portion of
Lot 1, described on plan (LRC) Psd-57235 (GLRO) Cad Rec. No. 8714) situated
in the City of Angeles and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 88140 of
the Registry of Deeds of Angeles City, before Notary Public Reymon E. Fabros
as per Doc No. 808, Page No. 28, Book No. IX, Series of 2015.
Punto! Central Luzon: February 10, 17 & 24, 2016
Notice of Extrajudicial Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Policarpio P. Banal who died
intestate on October 2, 1985 in Angeles City, Pampanga executed an Affidavit
of Extrajudicial Settlement with Deed of Sale of his estate, more particularly
described as a parcel of land (Lot 3, Blk. 47 of the subd. plan (LRC) Psd202163, being a portion of Lot 29-B (LRC) Psd-197241, LRC (GLRO) Rec. No.
11732) situated in the Bo. Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga and covered by Transfer
Certificate of Title No. 208281-R, before Notary Public Jackson Visda Yabut as
per Doc No. 1524, Page No. 22, Book No. LVII, Series of 2010.
Punto! Central Luzon: February 3, 10 & 17, 2016
Notice of Extrajudicial Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Dale Erwin Wyman who died
intestate on January 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA executed an Affidavit
of Extrajudicial Settlement with Waiver of Rights of his estate, more particularly
described as Joint Savings Account No. 0735447335 in BPI Nepo, Angeles City
Branch with an Available Balance of Php 557,546.81 as of March 2015, before
Vice Consul Rainier J. Casis in the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. as per
O.R. No. 3010, Service No. 2128, Doc No. 9546, Page No. 89, Series of 2015.
Punto! Central Luzon: January 27, February 3 & 10, 2016
Notice of Extrajudicial Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Basilio C. Cabrera who died
intestate on July 16, 2001 in Magalang, Pampanga executed an Affidavit of
Extrajudicial Settlement with Waiver of Shares of his estate, more particularly
described as a parcel of land (Lot 18, Block 2 of the cons-subd. plan Psd03-003364, being a portion of cons. lot 123-B-1-A, 123-B-1-B, 123-B-1-C,
123-B-1-D, (LRC) Psd-214026 & lot (LRC) Pcs-20945, L.R.C. Rec. No. ),
situated in the Bo. of San Francisco, Mun. of Magalang, Province of Pampanga
and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 322276-R, before Notary Public
Jose V. Reyes as per Doc No. 928, Page No. 12, Book No. XXI, Series of 2010.
Punto! Central Luzon: January 27, February 3 & 10, 2016
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Office of the Clerk of Court
& Ex-Officio Sheriff
Balikatan Property Holdings, Inc.,
~ versus ~
EJF No. 172-15
Sps. Wilson T. Dionesio & Jovita G. Dionesio,
(Real Estate Mortgage under Act No. 3135, as amended)
Upon extrajudicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended,
filed by Balikatan Property Holdings, Inc., mortgagee/assignee,
with address at 22/F and 23/F RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th
and 25th Streets, Bonifacio South, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634
against Sps. Wilson T. Dionesio & Jovita G. Dionesio, mortgagors,
with known addresses at Barcase Apt., San Nicolas, Pampanga and Lot 3,
Blk. 3, Road Lot 3, Bel Air Subd., Bo. San Nicolas, City of San Fernando,
Pampanga, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of January 27, 2015,
amounts to Two Hundred Fifty Two Thousand Eight Hundred
Forty Six Pesos and 55/100 (Php252,846.55), excluding penalties,
charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his
duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on March 10,
2016 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter at the lobby of the Regional Trial Court
Building, Capitol Compound, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, to the highest
bidder for CASH or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the
following properties with all its improvements, to wit:
“A parcel of land (Lot 3, Blk. 3 of the cons. subd. plan Pcs-03002511, being a portion of the consolidated lots 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14,
16, 18, 20 and 23, Blk. 19, Lot 1-27, Blk. 20, Lot 1-31, Blk. 21, Lot
1-34, Blk. 22, Lot 1-39, Blk. 23, Lot 26094, Blk. 24, Road lot 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, and 25 (LRC) Psd-29372 L.R.C. Cad. No. ) situated in the
Bo. Of San Felipe, San Nicolas, San Matias, Mun. of San Fernando,
Province of Pampanga x x x containing an area of One Hundred
Twenty (120) Square Meters, more or less x x x.”
All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated
time and date.
In the event the public auction should not take place on the said, it shall be
held on March 17, 2016, without further notice.
City of San Fernando, Pampanga, January 13, 2016.
Paul Patrick Daing
Sheriff IV
1. Balikatan Property Holdings, Inc.
2. Sps. Wilson T. Dionesio & Jovita G. Dionesio (Barcase Apt., San Nicolas, Pampanga and
Lot 3, Blk. 3, Road Lot 3, Bel Air Subd., Bo. San Nicolas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga)
3. PUNTO C.L. (publisher)
PUNTO! Central Luzon: January 27, February 3 & 10, 2016
in favor of foreigners,”
KMP said.
Rafael Mariano said
“farmers are dismayed
with Duterte’s quick turnaround” warning that
“leasing lands to foreigners renewable for 40
years would be worse
than the current law allowing foreigners to
lease lands for 50 years
renewable for another
25 years.”
“In less than 12 hours
in the presence of big
businessmen, Duterte
retracted what he himself said in front of peasant leaders and advocates. That was quick,”
Mariano said.
Mariano said “Dute-
rte’s 180-degree turn
and other presidential
wannabes’ dismissal of
farmers’ demands clearly shows that the 2016
elections is a political circus with candidates taking the Filipino people in
a roller coaster ride.”
“The peasantry will
continue to challenge all
candidates on the demand for genuine land
reform, the return of
the multi-billion coconut
levy, and free irrigation,
among others,” the KMP
leader said and called
on farmers to “intensify
the struggle for genuine
land reform.”
Last January 22, the
29th year of the infamous Mendiola Massa-
cre, the KMP challenged
three presidential frontrunners Vice-President
Jejomar Binay, Senator
Grace Poe, and Davao
City Mayor Rodrigo
Duterte to distribute Hacienda Luisita owned by
President Aquino’s family and Araneta Estate
owned by the relatives
of Mar Roxas.
“We are challenging the three presidential frontrunners, Binay,
Poe, and Duterte, on
the genuine distribution
of Hacienda Luisita and
other vast landholdings
in the Araneta Estate
in San Jose Del Monte,
Bulacan and Rodriguez,
Rizal owned by the relatives of Mar Roxas,” said
Mariano said that “the
failure of these presidential hopefuls to declare
and implement the genuine distribution of Hacienda Luisita and other
plantations makes them
no different from the current haciendero government of Aquino.”
“The distribution of
Hacienda Luisita and
other vast haciendas remains as a litmus test to
presidential wannabes,”
Mariano also said.
“We challenge them
to reverse the DAR’s
fake distribution scheme
that was designed to displace the farm workers
and divide their ranks,”
he added.
Gov, candidates sign peace covenant
From page 1
Alde and San Fernando
Archbishop Florentino
D. Lavarias, listed in the
program to give the final
message and blessing.
Their absence was
hardly noticed in the
“enthusiasm and energy” of the candidates
– from congressman,
board members, mayors, vice mayors down
to councilors – in taking
their pledge and signing
the covenant boards.
“It does not mean
that signing this peace
covenant means Pampanga is not peaceful,”
Central Luzon Police
Regional Director Chief
Supt. Rudy G. Lacadin told the assembly.
“As a matter of record,
Pampanga is the most
peaceful in Central Luzon and the region has
no hot spots.”
This, as Lacadin cited the 60 percent decrease in crime incidents in the region.
A brief discussion
on Comelec Resolution 10049 (Election
Campaign Rules) was
presided by Provincial
Election Supervisor Atty.
Lydia V. Florentino-Pangilinan.
Gov. Pineda along
with Vic Gov. Dennis G.
Pineda, who is also running unopposed, went
out of her way in seeking opposing candidates
for group pictures, reminding them “walang
siraan, bawasan ang
init ng ulo sa kampanya,
magmahalan kayo.”
In what could be the
last moment of calm
before the storm, bit-
ter rivals were noted at
the convention center
making like the best of
Comebacking 3rd District Rep. Aurelio “Dong”
Gonzales kissed the
hand of his “ninong” and
rival incumbent Rep.
Oscar S. Rodriguez.
Incumbent 4th District
Rep. Juan Pablo Bondoc and opponent Apalit Mayor Oscar “Jun”
Tetangco Jr. embraced
like long lost friends.
Marino “Boking” Morales
was escorted by challenger Board Member
Cris Garbo to the covenant board to affix his
Bitter rivals Mexico
Mayor Roy Manalastas and returning Mayor Teddy Tumang were
all smiles in a photo-op
with the governor and
vice governor.
Porac foes Mayor
Condralito de la Cruz
and Councilor Mike
Tapang broke their widest smiles too with the
mother-son tandem.
Among notables absent in the event were
Bacolor Mayor Jomar
Hizon and his opponent,
former Mayor Buddy
Dungca; comebacking
mayors Chito Espino of
Arayat and Leonardo
“Bobong” Flores of Macabebe.
Of the 1st District congressional candidates,
only incumbent Rep. Joseller “Yeng” Guiao was
Luli Macapagal represented her mother,
former President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo who
is also running unopposed.
– Bong Z. Lacson
Widus is Phl’s hottest party destination...
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This ultimate party experience will be
top billed by the Singapore-based Rave Republic, the dynamic DJ
duo who has a chart top-
ping single signed under
Warmer Music Singapore, according to Martinez.
Rave Republic has
performed in some of
the biggest festivals and
clubs in Asia like ZoukOut, Ultra Music Fes-
Notice of Extrajudicial Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Lamberto T. Dimalanta
who died intestate on October 21, 2014 in Angeles City executed an Affidavit
of Extrajudicial Settlement of his estate, more particularly described as a parcel
of land (Lot 19, Block 36, of the consolidation subdivision plan (LRC) Psd4875, being a portion of the consolidation of Lot 214, Angeles Cadastre and
Lot 12-B-2-G, (LRC) Psd-50014, LRC Cad. Rec. No. 124) situated in the Barrio
of Sto. Rosario and Cutcut, City of Angeles, Island of Luzon and covered by
Transfer Certificate of Title No. 135077, before Notary Public Gerald Y. Medina
as per Doc No. 052, Page No. 12, Book No. IX, Series of 2016.
Punto! Central Luzon: February 10, 17 & 24, 2016
Republic of the Philippines
Mabalacat City, Pampanga
Publication Notice
R.A. 10172
In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG
Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the
Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A 10172) Notice is hereby
served to the public that GENESIS L. DURALIZA-PEREZ has filed with this
Office, a petition for correction of entry in the sex from MALE to FEMALE in the
Certificate of Live of Birth of GENESIS LASPIŃAS DURALIZA at Mabalacat,
Pampanga and whose parents are ENRIQUE A. DURALIZA and ROSITA A.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written
opposition with this office not later than seven (7) days after the completion of
the publication period.
Administrative Assistant VI
Punto! Central Luzon: February 10 & 17, 2016
tival in Korea, Road to
Ultra Singapore and It’s
the Ship Festival in Singapore as well in other countries like China,
Japan, Vietnam, Hong
Kong, Myanmar, Taiwan,
Indonesia and Australia bringing with them
their distinct high energy
Martinez also announced the participation of the most popular
and most followed local
deejays – Mars Miranda,
Callum David, Miaow,
Funky Avy, Martin Pulgar
and Katsy Lee.
“For one night, Widus
Hotel and Casino will
become the Philippines’
hottest party destination,” Martinez said.
For his part, Daesik
Han, president and CEO
of Widus Hotel and Casino, said: “Pampanga
people like to party but
most of them have yet
to discover and experienced a true dance festival that’s comparable to
the ones that the party
crowd in Manila enjoy.”
“We want to make
Widus the next premier
entertainment destination in the north, we’ll
be the first one to bring
them a world-class party
experience that they deserve through PULSE,”
he added.
“Definitely a first in
Pampanga, PULSE will
dazzle party-goers with
laser lights, fireworks,
smoke machines, and
towering screens that
make for everybody’s
dream party,” said Martinez who was guest of
the “Talk Widus” media
forum organized by the
Pampanga Press Club
at the Widus Hotel and
Casino here on February 3 where he made the
Tickets are available
at the SM City Clark,
Pampanga, Tarlac and
at the Widus Hotel and
Casino and at for online purchases.
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Punto! Central Luzon • February 8 - 10, 2016 • Monday - Wednesday