Pao and Angel’s Big Day

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 07:22 p.m.

By Ching Pangilinan and Jessy RoqueMilestones

JANUARY 31st was a red letter day for Paolo Visenio and Maria Eris Angelica Dizon who tied the knot at the Saint Joseph the Worker Chapel 2, Clarkfield, Pampanga with Reverend Father Kenneth Alde as the officiating priest. A dinner reception followed at the posh Holiday Inn Clark.

BIR Revenue Region 4's tech savvy director

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 09:17 p.m.

MOST people who know Revenue Region 4 (RR-4) OIC Regional Director Conrado Lee would not even think that he is in his sixties because the mild-mannered revenue head for one is an energetic fellow with a quick wit and has a penchant for technological trends.

This is not surprising since a regional director has to meet the tall order of meeting revenue targets and one would need the skill and use latest developments in technology at ones disposal to meet the cut.

Rice planting tradition lives on with 'Malsikiti'

Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 08:49 p.m.

STA. RITA -- Just before the break of dawn, when everybody else was still asleep from the Christmas revelry, a group of farmers, businessmen and young people donned their work clothes to participate in a festival that is bereft of the usual flare of dancing and merriment. It was after all a back-breaking festival of sorts that celebrates land and toil all together.

Magalang farmer hailed in ‘Aldo ning Ortelanu’

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:14 p.m.

A FARMER from Magalang town was one of 28 Kapampangan farmers who were honored by the provincial government recently for their important contributions to the agriculture sector and in particular, for boosting food security, during the “Aldo ning Ortelanu” or Farmers’ Day which is a highlight of the ongoing 443rd Pampanga Day celebrations themed “ K u l t u r a n g Kapampangan Ya Ing Dalan Ning Kaunlaran.”

Raymundo B. Sarmiento, the father-in-law of Magalang Municipal Agricultural and Fisheries Council (MAFC) Chairman Roger Santos who, like

Lubao's golf sensation aims for more world titles

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:00 p.m.

CLARK FREEPORT -- The making of a young Capampangan golf sensation is happening. She is Annyka Chanel Pineda-Cayabyab, regarded as the pride and joy of Lubao town, Pampanga.

‘Gay power’ in Lubao

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:06 p.m.

LUBAO -- Bienvenido “Benny” Ochoa of Barangay Sto. Tomas, here, is a cut above the rest of the 505 village chiefs of Pampanga.

Ochoa, the three-term barangay captain of one of Lubao’s most progressive villages, admitted he is a gay.

Kia LausGroup turns ‘silver’ today

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:11 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Three dealerships in Central and North Luzon, an array of dependable vehicles and the continuing tradition of excellence in service and quality.

These are but some of the milestones Kia LausGroup marks Friday, August 8, as it celebrates 25 years of auto pioneering in the industry.

RC Angeles Kuliat: Celebrating 20 years of service

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.

IN CELEBRATION of its 20 years of excellence in service the Rotary Club of Angeles Kuliat continues to shine as one of the outstanding clubs in the Rotary District 3790.

Chartered on July 12, 1994, RC Angeles Kuliat aims to become one of the leading clubs in the district.

At Mary the Queen Academy of Pampanga: Staying healthy, loving the environment

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 07:50 p.m.

OVER the weekend, the House of David Multi-Purpose Hall at the Cabalantian, Bacolor campus of Mary the Queen Academy of Pampanga (MQAP) was teeming with eager students and parents excitedly waiting as to who will be crowned the school’s first ever Mr. and Ms. Ecology.

Carworld: Spurring countryside development for 36 years

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:15 p.m.

YESTERDAY, July 31, Carworld -- the flagship of the Laus Group of Companies---celebrated its 36th year, toasting the simple, yet intimate day of thanksgiving to God for the many blessings that has continuously cascaded to communities in the countryside.

Keeping keen on its battle cry “Driven to Serve,” Carworld paid tribute to its loyal customers, partners and workforce who have shared the vision of the iconic Mitsubishi Motors dealership’s influence in development and nation building.

Robles takes helm as new QI Pampanga prexy

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 07:28 p.m.

THE 20th Induction of Officers and Members of Quota International (QI) of Pampanga at the Oasis Hotel one recent Friday night saw to the club’s turnover of leadership to the charming and amiable Atty. Joycel G. Robles-Panlilio, who took the presidency from immediate past president Germie Villanueva who ended her term this July.

The event was attended by various QI officers from Manila, Quota International of Angeles and District 18 Regional Director Bernadette Galang and the night's inspirational speaker Maricel Morales who was the evening’s guest of honor and speaker.

The ‘Abellings’ and the vanishing ‘Paduyduy’

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

SAN JOSE, Tarlac -- Little is known about the Abelling Tribe (spelled also as Aberling or Abellen) except that it is a tribal group found mostly in the hinterlands of Tarlac Province.

Tarlac top cop lauds MRCs

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 09:28 p.m.

CAMP MACABULOS, Tarlac City - The Tarlac Provincial Police Office (TPPO) headed by Senior Superintendent Alex B. Sintin lauded the 28-man team of motorcycle riding cops or MRCs who finished their special training recently.

The TPPO activated the Motorcycle Riding Crash Course in compliance to the "No Mercy" program of the Philippine National Police.

The Cast Away Music Festival at SM City Pampanga

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 08:40 p.m.

Ian Ocampo Flora

WHAT started out as a simple experiment to bring the best in contemporary music together has turned out to be the most exciting musical gathering in the City of San Fernando with SM City Pampanga hosting the first ever Cast Away Music Festival.

Relief for the World (Part 3 of 3)

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:57 p.m.

Mr. Samson said that their organization will always try to reach any one and every one who needs medical care that may not be readily available or may not be given due to various reasons.

Relief for the World (Part 2 of 3)

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 08:48 p.m.

The Pinoy Groups

Relief for the World (Part 1 of 3)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

MISSION of mercy, outreach, helping hand, Samaritan work, – it has been called many names -- including junk collection and begging -- but the people at World Medical Relief, Inc. (WMRI) would not mind for as long as they accomplish their goal.

Experiencing Phuket: The Land of Smiles

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:02 p.m.

THAILAND - As soon as I boarded the A320 aircraft of Cebu Pacific Air to my destination of the land of smiles, Phuket Island, I knew that this would be an experience of a life time.

Thermage @ mySkin: Smoother and younger skin..again!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

By Marge Paraz Santos

AGING. Is it a bad word or what? No. All of us will age in time, sooner or soonest, whether we like it or not.

Mandaluyong Exhibit features works of Kapampangan artists

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:33 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The works of two Kapampangan artists are now on display at an art exhibit in a mall in Mandaluyong City along with other prominent contemporary artists.

Tigerair: A Chance to Travel

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 06:27 p.m.

By Marge Paraz Santos

SINCE the time I started to do some traveling, I remember getting my air tickets from a travel agency. More so, afraid of long lines and the heat, we even get our passports and visas through them and/or with their help, yup, with higher fees. My early travels were more of business nature or in other terms, work-related. It was really a big deal that time -- especially if I would have to catch my plane ride in Manila. It was like waking up earlier than usual to beat the heat and traffic to Parañaque, while taking a bus to Manila (plus luggage).

LGC treats customers to a night of Broadway

Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 10:44 p.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Laus Group of Companies (LGC) treated on Saturday its valued customers to an early and special Christmas treat, taking them to Broadway for a rare evening of music, magic and drama.

For the first time in Central Luzon, LGC customers, friends and guests were wowed by the pool of CLTV 36 talents from Pampanga and Central Luzon during “Christmas at Broadway: A Musical Special, at the Carworld Pampanga showroom, with eyes and ears glued on the stage for takes from among others Les Miserables, Evita, Mama Mia, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Miss Saigon and cuts from Disney magic and samplings from Michael Jackson and other contemporary stage presentations.

Pampanga loves Visayas

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 07:48 p.m.

THERE could never be such a touching moment this year when Kapampangans joined the world in reaching out to the devastated people in Visayas, crying for help in the November 8 onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Covering News Over the Years

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 07:43 p.m.

STARTING as a local journalist in the early 1990s is not easy, as communication gadgets were still developing during that time.

Beginner writers have inherited the old way of sending stories and pictures to publications in Metro Manila -- stories were sent through facsimile machines, photographs or films via couriers or provincial operation buses.

Corpatcelles: Beauty and Beyond

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 07:39 p.m.

FLAWLESS opened its newest branch in Pampanga at SM Clark's Wellness Zone last October 12, 2013.

Only a few days after their opening, they have managed to gather a following among the locales. Though many Kapampangans enjoy the benefits of the services brought by Flawless, what most people don't know is that the success of Flawless-SM Clark is made possible by Corpatcelles Corporation.

Bretto's: Stepping up with Prestige and more

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 06:54 p.m.

WHEN we speak about Bretto’s, it is almost synonymous to imported meats like premium hams, salamis, sausages, cold cuts, steaks, cheeses and a wide range of delectable meats you can imagine! It has been a mainstay along Don Juico in Clarkview, Angeles City since 1994, selling imported grocery items, too, which, in the past mostly catered to foreigners living in the city.

‘The Smurfs’ hails Christmas at SM City Pampanga

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 12:28 a.m.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Christmas season has officially begun at SM City Pampanga.

SM City Pampanga unveiled on Friday afternoon and launched its “SMURFtastic Christmas” centerpiece with Papa Smurf and Smurfette sharing presents with kids from the Autism Society of the Philippines-City of San Fernando Chapter.

BEST WESTERN The Mint Hotel: Basics with a Plus!

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 08:04 p.m.

YES. Basics with a plus. BEST WESTERN The Mint Hotel is one hotel aptly described as the closest to your home. For travelers who are just passing through Angeles City, Mint Hotel is a perfect venue to commune with earth, feel relaxed and just enjoy a simple quiet stay, well, just like at home!

Celebrating a Fun Birthday at the Orphanage

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 08:24 p.m.

WHAT can make one’s birthday more meaningful than to celebrate it with the less fortunate? Apart from making beneficiaries genuinely happy and feel loved, one can truly experience a sense of fulfillment and blessedness for sharing one’s graces to those who need them most.

Coiffeur: Artists @ Work

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 06:08 p.m.

NOT REALLY a fan of beauty salons nor spas, I really did not have any choice but get an appointment with these hairstylists and make-up artists, as referred to me by my sister Kaki. My daughter who needed the styling for a very important school occasion was the reason that I agreed to set one with Cris Baron of Coiffeur, who happened to be a long lost cousin of my husband.