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Korean fugitive falls

Undercover operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested a South Korean wanted in his country for drugs smuggling. BI Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said yesterday Lee Jong Woo, 69, is now detained at the BI jail in Bicutan, Taguig following his arrest last May 2 by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU).  Read More »

Fil-Am arrested

Manila, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested Wednesday a Filipino-American who had been hiding in the Philippines for 10 years to evade a P364-million fraud and money laundering case in the United States. The NBI identified the suspect as Rodolfo Suaco, a resident of 3-4 Dulce St., Sta. Maria Village II, Balibago, Mabalacat, Pampanga. Suaco was arrested upon the... 

US submarine arrives in Subic

Manila, Philippines – The grounding of the USS Guardian at the World Heritage Site Tubbataha Reef recently may have brought deep embarrassment to the US Navy but it is not stopping US military forces from visiting the Philippines where they conduct community projects aside from engaging in war games with their counterparts in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).  Read More »

Land titles for Pinatubo victims

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – Vice President Jejomar Binay spearheaded Monday the distribution of transfer certificates of title to the 175 beneficiaries of the Angeles Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) resettlement project. The Vice President was assisted by Governor Lilia Pineda, Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, First District Rep. Carmelo Lazatin, and National Housing Authority (NHA)... 

Meat vendor wins P3-M jackpot

Manila, Philippines – A 28-year-old meat vendor of Bulacan, whose house was flooded during the onslaught of the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” last month, will now have a new place to stay as she won the P3,096,108 jackpot in the Lotto 6/42 draw last August 23.  Read More »

Japan helps

Manila, Philippines – The Japanese government has extended a $107,645 or P4.5-million grant assistance to a non-government organization for the construction of additional classrooms for an elementary school in Angeles City, Pampanga. Under the project, the Japanese Embassy in Manila said the two-story, four-classroom building will be constructed for the Pineda Gutierrez Elementary School.  Read More »

Little League up in Clark

Manila, Philippines – Players from the Nemesio Yabut and Pio del Pilar High Schools will banner Makati to the 2012 Little League Philippine Series slated April 8 at Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles City, Pampanga. NYHS competes in elementary/ softball (boys and girls) while PDHS sees action in secondary softball. NYHS coach Jessie Viray says his players are ready to face all the challenges, adding... 

Body of buried man retrieved

CAMP PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur – Rescuers recovered Thursday night a cadaver of one of the two men, who were buried alive while digging a tunnel in Barangay Lacong, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur last Tuesday. Ilocos Sur police director Senior Superintendent Noel B. Amoyen quoted Friday the report from Tagudin town’s chief of police, Superintendent John Charongen, that the body of the victim, Gereto... 

AUF awarded

Manila, Philippines – The Angeles University Foundation (AUF) in Angeles City, Pampanga recently received an award for being one of the 30 most outstanding Confucius Institutes (CI) in the world. The Confucius Institute at Angeles University Foundation (CI-AUF) received the award in recognition of its efforts in promoting and developing the teaching of Chinese language and culture. AUF President... 

Angeles gays hold ‘Freedom Parade’

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community held their second Grand Freedom Parade last Saturday in this city. This year’s local pride parade was organized by the United Gay Power Movement (UGPM) with the theme “Fly with Pride.” The parade was attended by mainstream gay groups and civic organizations who flaunted their creative and colorful...