Bulacan News April 2012
City Hall of Meycauayan City
- 1 PhilHealth Coverage
- 2 Bulakenya and women’s group receive honors
- 3 Bulacan’s Whiz Kids Off To US For Lego League Tilt
- 4 2 soldiers in kidnap of UP students arraigned in Bulacan
- 5 Arma Christi Relics to visit Bulacan; Manaoag fiesta on April 25
- 6 Anti-bullying law and council, created in Bulacan
- 7 Bulacan passes Tricycle Code to abolish "colorum"
- 8 Women Heroes
- 9 Bulacan stages plant exhibit for Earth Day
- 10 3 arrested for illegal gambling
- 11 Rotting woman’s legs found in Malolos
- 12 Bulacan To Give Youth Employment
- 13 Bulacan now accepts nominations for Gawad Dangal ng Lipi
- 14 Cops net Pulilan’s most wanted
- 15 Paghuli sa wanted persons pinaigting, 110 laglag
- 16 Bulacan most wanted arrested
- 17 Victim catches thief driving stolen motorbike
- 18 Bulacan gov’t helps Bulakenyo scholars
- 19 Bulacan bans plastic use in entire province
- 20 4th Summer Camp For Muslim Youth In Bulacan, April 5-7
- 21 Bulacan police ready for ‘Oplan SumVac’
- 22 New Organic Farming Boosts Production
- Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/358470/philhealth-coverage
- By: FREDDIE C. VELEZ
- Monday, April 30, 2012
MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan — Guaranteed health benefits await thousands of Bulakeños after Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado announced that 150,000 sponsored Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) cards will be given to beneficiaries wherein 40,000 of them will be sponsored by the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB), another 40,000 will come from the local government units and 70,000 will be sponsored by the national government.
Alvarado said the Bulacan provincial government is expanding health insurance coverage for Bulacan indigents.
Dr. Eduardo Banzon, PhilHealth President and CEO, was in this province last Friday and inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the provincial government headed by Alvarado in providing quality and attainable health services for Bulakeños.
The governor said that PhilHealth will not only save thousands of families from disease and illness, but will also keep them afloat during times of economic difficulties.
Alvarado said that he is still giving priority to the continuation of the improvement of government health facilities and hospitals provincewide, where the poor can access sufficient medical care.
PhilHealth Regional Vice President Rodolfo Balog said 2,133,990 or 75 percent of the total population of Bulacan are registered PhilHealth members who currently enjoy its benefits. These include members from different categories such as employed, OFW, sponsored, individually paying and lifetime.
Some of the benefits that a member can avail from PhilHealth are discounted room rates, medicine, and surgery.
For his part, Banzon encouraged those who are enrolled in the sponsored category but are now capable of paying their own contributions to give their slot of sponsorship to others.
Bulakenya and women’s group receive honors
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=571335244875
- By: Vinson F. Concepcion
- April 25, 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan- A Bulakenya and two women organization from the province were recognized by the Soroptimist International of the Philippines Region, Inc. during their Unsung Women Heroes Award held at the The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center recently.
One of the 10 Unsung Women Heroes is Angelita Reyes from the town of Plaridel, the first woman to become member of the Sangguniang Bayan. She was elected as president of the National Council of Women Plaridel Council where she has taught women various livelihood skills like cellphone repair.
Also, President Vicente Enriquez and Vice President Dra. Corazon Villano of the Women of Malolos Foundation, Inc. and Panlalawigang Komisyon para sa Kababaihan ng Bulacan Commissioner Dra. Magdalena Gonzales received their plaques of appreciation.
The said award is a signature project of SIPR that honors women who dedicate their time and effort to uplift the well-being of other women and girls in their communities.
It also shows how women who, despite limited resources and challenging conditions, engage in laudable projects, improve the lives of women and girls, while inspiring and empowering other women.
Dr. Ma. Paloma B. Papa, governor of SIPR, Mayor Lorna C. Silverio, chairperson of Unsung Women Heroes Award , PG Carmen Araneta Flor, federation director of SIA, PFD Leticia C. Yap, chairperson of program council, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, Cong. Ma. Victoria R. Sy-Alvarado of the first district of Bulacan and Cong. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica of the fourth district of Bulacan led the awarding of prizes and plaques of recognition to all the winners.
Meanwhile, other women who were recognized are Emma Atendido, a community leader and sari-sari store owner in Cabanatuan City; Vivian Bañados, known as “ little doctor or little nurse” and an inspiration to passionate health workers in Mandug, Mindanao; Sulficia Delgado, a typical mother who organized Barangka Ibaba Solo Parents Association; Nerissa Gonzales, one of the five women prostitutes emboldened by their battle cry that “there is life after prostitution”; Mary Jane Fag-Ayan Lisking, from an indigenous tribe in Bontoc, Mountain Province who exemplifies the best volunteer worker in the counrty; Eleonor de Lara Nicolas, born with degenerative eye disease called Myopic Degeneration, the gradual loss of eyesight but despite her blindness, she has dedicated her free time teaching catechism to children in school; Wilhelmina Nuestro, volunteer teacher of children with disabilities; Blecenda Varona, an overseas contract worker and a licensed nutritionist and dietician; and Juliet Versoza who was born in IloIlo City and organized a group called “Samahan ng Mahihirap ng Bagong Silang” in Bagong Silang, San Jose, Navotas City
Bulacan’s Whiz Kids Off To US For Lego League Tilt
- Source: http://mb.com.ph/articles/357905/bulacan-s-whiz-kids-off-to-us-for-lego-league-tilt
- By: FREDDIE C. VELEZ
- April 24, 2012
MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan— Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado offered Tuesday prayers for the good of high school students from Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc. (DYCI) in Bocaue who will represent the country in the First Lego League (FLL) World Festival on April 25-28, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Alvarado said the FLL is a robotic competition which aims to find solutions to real world problems.
Recently, AGHAM Party-List Rep. Angelo B. Palmones commended the Philippine team, composed of high school students from DYCI in this province for representing the country again to show their homegrown talents in the field of robotics.
The team has been named “Blue Ocean 10” with the following members: Gladys Leigh Malana, Trisha Carmela Santos, Ramkert del Prado, Lady Alein Goleng, Keight dela Cruz, Dave Adrian Bien, Michelle Alcanar, Jules Martin Agsaoay, Jonathan Alejandro and Tim Jharmal Fabilion. The team’s coach is Mr. Beryl Cruz.
The Philippine team left last Monday for the U.S.
Palmones said that Team DYCI Blue Ocean 10 invented an innovative solution that can address problem in food contamination, particularly meat. Named “MAGISv2” (Meat’s Anti-Germ and Infection Solution), the invention can check if meat is safe or unsafe for human consumption.
2 soldiers in kidnap of UP students arraigned in Bulacan
- Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/181505/2-soldiers-in-kidnap-of-up-students-arraigned-in-bulacan
- By: Carmela Reyes-Estrope
- April 23, 2012
Two soldiers facing kidnapping charges for the 2006 disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) students pleaded innocent during their arraignment here on Monday.
Army Lieutenant Colonel Felipe Anotado and Staff Sergeant Edgardo Osorio were arraigned before Bulacan Regional Trial Court Judge Teodora Gonzales, ahead of their coaccused, retired Major General Jovito Palparan and Master Sergeant Rizal Hilario, both of whom have yet to be arrested.
In December last year, Palparan and the three soldiers were charged with kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the disappearance of UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan.
Palparan said he would face the charges but tried to flee the country. He tried to leave for Singapore on December 19 last year, but immigration officers at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark Freeport in Pampanga, stopped him from boarding his plane.
Palparan has since gone into hiding.
Anotado and Osorio, who are detained at Fort Bonifacio under military custody, surrendered to authorities after Gonzales issued arrest warrants against them on December 19.
Osorio, upon the instruction of his lawyer, Jose Cruz, did not enter a plea, prompting the court to automatically enter a not guilty plea on his behalf.
Before the arraignment, Gonzales addressed a petition filed by Palparan’s lawyers, Narzal Mallares and Jesus Santos, which sought to defer the proceedings.
The lawyers said they needed more time to study the charges.
But Gonzales dismissed the petition and said she did not want to delay the proceedings.
She also chastised the lawyers, reminding them that their client, Palparan, has yet to submit himself to the court.
The presence of Mallares and Santos at the arraignment was criticized by lawyers Edre Olalia, secretary general of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, and Julian Oliva, who represent the families of the missing students.
“Palparan’s lawyers do not have the personality to appear in court because their client has yet to surrender,” Oliva said.
Gonzales scheduled a pretrial conference for May 7.
Arma Christi Relics to visit Bulacan; Manaoag fiesta on April 25
- Source: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/44391/arma-christi-relics-to-visit-bulacan-manaoag-fiesta-on-april-25
- By: Josephine Darang
- April 22, 2012
May 1 will be a special day for the people of Bulacan when the Arma Christi Relics are brought to the Bisita ng Mahal na Señor in Barrio Luwasan, Turo, Bocaue, for veneration, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 1 is the feast of the Mahal na Señor. (Call the Living Rosary member Cora de Guzman at 0449- 201154).
The visit is a project of the Universal Living Rosary of St. Philomena.
“Arma Christi” means “Weapons of Christ.” In May 2011, a male devotee of St. Philomena and a member of the Universal Living Rosary was miraculously cured of a serious ailment after making a novena to St. Philomena.
In gratitude, the patient went to the Sanctuary of Saint Philomena in Mugnano del Cardinale in Italy to thank the saint for his miraculous cure.
In Rome, he visited several churches, including one where the Arma Christi Relics (Relics of the Birth, Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ) were kept for public veneration. It was under the custody of a religious congregation of nuns.
Observing that the relics were not given much attention by the faithful, he thought of asking the Sisters if he could bring the relics to the Philippines where they would be better venerated, “No way,” the nuns said.
Not losing hope, he prayed to St Philomena for her intercession. Through much prayers and negotiations with the Sisters, he received an e-mail on Jan. 10, birthday of St. Philomena, informing him that the Council had approved his request.
The Holy Relics were brought to the Philippines by a sister of the Congregation last Feb 6. The custodians are two members of the Living Rosary of St. Philomena of the Apostolate of the Work of the Saints under the guidance of Fr. Dennis Paez, SDB.
To request for public veneration of the Sacred Relics in parish churches, please e-mail the Apostolate at theworkofthesaints@gmail. com.
Pastoral Liturgical Renewal
Rev. Fr. Benny B. Tuazon , parish priest of St. Anthony de Padua Church in Singalong, launched the “Pastoral Liturgical Renewal” last August to encourage lay spirituality.
This project was handled by the Education Ministry of the Parish Pastoral Council. The talks have been held every last Saturday of the month.
On April 28, Msgr. Sabino Vengco, Jr will talk about “Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.” On May 26, Fr. Anton Pascual will tackle “Ministries in the Church.”
Program starts at 7 p.m., according to Nancy Zabala of the education ministry committee. The talks are covered by TV Maria.
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Manaoag marks two fiestas: the third Wednesday after Easter Sunday and Oct. 7, feast of the Holy Rosary.
Devotees will drive to Manaoag on April 25, and attend the hourly Masses starting at 5 a.m., light candles and attend the afternoon procession.
Fashion designer Aureo Alonzo designed the Virgin Mary’s fiesta vestment that was donated by Alberto and Angelita Pua of Baguio. We Ilokanos call the Virgin Mary “Apo Baket.”
‘Spirit of May Rocks’ concert
The new board of trustees of the College of the Holy Spirit Alumni Foundation with Sabsy Sy Palanca (HS ’68) as president is holding a dinner dance to gather schoolmates in a spirit of fellowship to involve them in a fundraising scheme to support the school’ s centennial in 2013. “Spirit of May Rocks” will be held on May 5, 6 p.m., at the North Greenhills Clubhouse on Johnson Street.
“Spirit of May Rocks” will include dinner, raffle prizes and the dance party to the music of the 8Track band which specializes in retro music. Tickets are selling at P1,500. (Call Cora Parco at the CHSAF alumni office at 7355986, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact your class representatives).
Quota in Cebu
Thirty-five years in the Philippines, Quota International, with the Manila club as the pioneer, has been making a difference in the lives of people through service and friendship.
There are now 19 Quota Clubs in the Philippines, comprising Quota International’s District 41. Quota clubs in the 14 countries where Quota serves are very focused in their service objectives “for disadvantaged women and children, and for the hearing-impaired.”
Led by district governor Emilie Simon and her team, with Quota International of Metro Cebu as host, Quota’s 18th District Conference will be held April 26-28 at Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Cebu City, and will be graced by international president Chris Tracey-Patte and PIP Beris Pritchard.
Anti-bullying law and council, created in Bulacan
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=1951334905326
- By: Jose Mari Garcia
- April 21, 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan- Lawmakers here passed a law against bullying in schools after reports of "alarming proportions” prompted the creation of a provincial council on anti-bullying.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) approved recently Provincial Ordinance No. 2012-06 entitled “Ordinansang Sinasawata ang Pag-iral ng Pananakot at Panduduro o ‘Bullying’ at anumang Kahalintulad nito sa lahat ng mga Paaralan, Pribado o Publiko man, sa Lalawigan ng Bulacan” (Ordinance Restricting the Prevalence of Harassment and Finger-pointing or ‘Bullying’ and the like in all Schools, either Private or Public, in the Province of Bulacan).
“With the approval of the anti-bullying ordinance, all schools within the province, whether public or private, are hereby tasked to formulate guidelines, policies, rules and regulations against bullying which lately, according to reports, has reached alarming proportions,” said the SP.
A provincial council called Panlalawigang Konseho sa Pagsasawata sa Bullying was concurrently created which will devise policies and monitor and evaluate the implementation of the said ordinance.
It is headed by Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado with representatives from the Department of Education and school organizations as members.
The anti-bullying ordinance will penalize any school or its officials found defiant of the provisions with a fine of P5,000.00 and six months of imprisonment.
According to studies, seven out of 10 students are becoming victims of bullying which is found prevalent in the primary and elementary levels. It said that bullying is never an accepted norm and should not be accepted as a “part of maturing.”
“Experience and studies have always shown that bullying is a serious matter that needs to be addressed and not to be taken for granted because it has a negative effect, not only for the victims, but for the ones who committed the bullying, as well. It also affects the entire school and the community in general,” SP said.
Provincial Ordinance No. 2012-06 was authored by Board Member Therese Cheryll Ople of the First District of Bulacan, and Board Member Mark Jerome Anthony Santiago, Sangguniang Kabataan Provincial Federation president.
Bulacan passes Tricycle Code to abolish "colorum"
- Source: pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=1951334899898
- By: PIA
- April 20, 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan- Tricycle drivers operating in the province without permits will face fine and detention as the Sangguniang Panlalawigan recently passed the Tricycle Code of Bulacan.
The new law titled Provincial Ordinance No. 2012-01 penalizes illegal tricycle drivers of a fine not less than P5,000 and imprisonment of at least one month but not more than six months upon the discretion of the court.
Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado said the law will solve the perennial problem on illegal tricycle drivers locally known as “colorum” and foster province-wide unity among tricycle operators and drivers.
“Through the Tricycle Code of Bulacan, there would only be one ordinance that will serve as basis of every town or city in the implementation of laws regarding tricycles. The problem on traffic brought by colorum tricycles will also be prevented,” said Alvarado in Filipino.
According to the new law, all tricycles and even pedicabs must secure a franchise or permit to operate issued by the city/municipal authority, and they must be members of any accredited tricycle operators and drivers association (TODA), otherwise, they will be considered as colorum.
The code covers all motorized and non-motorized three-wheeled vehicles such as tricycles and pedicabs, either private or public, plying around the province.
Vice Governor Daniel Fernando said the charging of reasonable fees and provision of discounts to students and senior citizens are also included in the new law.
“Tricycles are considered the major mode of transportation today, and undeniably the cheapest and most convenient as well for ordinary citizens. The legislative measure is also hoped to help remedy the worsening traffic situations brought about by the increasing numbers of tricycles and pedicabs in the province,” stated in the code.
The ordinance was authored by Board Member Enrique Dela Cruz, Jr., Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando, Board Member Therese Cheryll Ople, and Board Member Felix Ople, and was approved on February 7.
- Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/357478/summer-jobs
- By: Freddie C. Velez
- April 19, 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS,Bulacan — Soroptimist International of the Philippines Region (A Foundation), Inc. joined hands with the Provincial Government of Bulacan in recognizing women through the Unsung Women Heroes Award 2012 held at the Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center this city. Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said the award honors women who dedicated their time and effort to uplift the well-being of other women and girls in their communities.
Alvarado said, they are the women who, despite scarcity of resources and challenging conditions, engage in laudable projects that improve the lives of women and girls while inspiring and empowering other women.
Bulacan stages plant exhibit for Earth Day
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=1951334727870
- By: Jose Mari Garcia
- April 18, 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan- The Provincial Government of Bulacan will stage a five-day exhibit of decorative and medicinal plants from April 18 to 22 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Pasay City in celebration of Earth Day Big Event 2012.
The exhibit dubbed, “Halamang Bulakenyo @ CCP: A National Garden Expo,” is among the activities lined up for the Earth Day Big Event 2012 on April 22 in which artists, cultural workers, and environmentalists will come together for various presentations.
Bulacan is known to be a prime supplier of a wide variety of plants nationwide, coming particularly from the towns of Guiguinto, Hagonoy, San Rafael, Calumpit, and the cities of Malolos and San Jose Del Monte.
“We are taking pride not only on our rich heritage but also from the beautiful plants which we supply to the whole country. That’s why Bulacan is known as the garden capital of the Philippines,” said Elizabeth Alonzo, head of the Provincial Youth, Sports, Employment, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office.
Aside from promoting Bulacan as a prime supplier of plants in the country, the said expo will also to provide opportunities and exposure to small and medium enterprises.
Among the guests who are expected to grace the event are national officials, CCP President Dr. Raul Sunico, delegates from the Department of Tourism, local officials from Bulacan headed by Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado, plant enthusiasts, and other tourism stakeholders.
Themed “Luntiang Lungsod, Luntiang Sining (Green City, Green Arts),” the Earth Day will be held in cooperation with the Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Environment and Natural Resources–National Capital Region, GMA 7, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Harbour Square, Haribon Foundation, International Association of Traffic Safety and Sciences, Nayong Pilipino, Net 25, Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Navy, The Firefly Brigade, and Winner Foundation.
3 arrested for illegal gambling
- Source: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/provincial/28016-3-arrested-for-illegal-gambling
- By: Manny Balbin
- April 16, 2012
ANGAT, Bulacan- Police arrested three men for illegal gambling at Bgy. Binagbag here Friday.
Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez Jr. identified the suspects as Romeo delos Santos, 37, married, “peryante,” of Bgy. Marungko, Angat; Bobby Vinuya, 24, single, gasoline boy, of Bgy. Tukod, San Rafael, Bulacan and Jester Cañeta, 22, “peryante”, of Bgy. Inaon, Pulilan, Bulacan.
According to Chief Insp. Arwin Tadeo, Angat police chief, prior to their arrest, operatives received reports that an illegal gambling operation was being conducted in the barangay.
Tadeo and his men immediately conducted anti-illegal gambling operation and resulted to the arrest of the three suspects.
Confiscated from the suspects were paraphernalia for illegal gambling (color games) and bet money amounting to P521 in different denominations.
A criminal complaint for violation of PD 1602 is being prepared against the arrested persons for filing in court.
The suspects are now detained at Angat Municipal Jail.
Rotting woman’s legs found in Malolos
- Source: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/provincial/27939-rotting-womans-legs-found-in-malolos
- By: Manny Balbin
- April 15, 2012
MALOLOS CITY- A pair of woman’s legs were found wrapped in garbage and in an advanced state of decomposition along a riverbank in Bgy. Panasahan yesterday.
In a report to Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez Jr., said the legs were found at about 10 a.m. and brought to St. Peter Funeral for investigation.
According to Supt. David Poklay, Malolos City police chief, both legs appears to be female and is strongly suspected as some of the missing body parts of a female torso found inside a bag in a creek in Bgy. Catmon, last Tuesday, with no head, hands and legs.
“The pair of legs was also wrapped in a garbage and already in advance of state of decomposition,” Poklay added.
The victim’s head and shoulders were missing, which made it difficult for authorities to identify the body.
Bulacan To Give Youth Employment
- Source: http://mb.com.ph/articles/356985/bulacan-to-give-youth-employment
- By: Freddie C. Velez
- April 13, 2012
MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan — The Department of Labor and Employment and McDonald’s Philippines through the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) recently in a bid to provide jobs to almost 4,000 students and out-of-school youth in the country.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said SPES is good news and a big help for the Bulakenyo youth who dream to finish schooling but are not capable due to poverty.
McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO Kenneth Yang said that they have always been a strong advocate of the importance of education as a tool to build a good foundation for a brighter future.
Chona Torre, VP for Human Resources of McDonald’s Philippines, said beneficiaries will be employed as crew members and will undergo the same training that a regular employee of McDo has experienced wherein they will be working for 52 days.
Bulacan now accepts nominations for Gawad Dangal ng Lipi
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=1951334202264
- By: PIA
- April 12, 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan- The provincial government of Bulacan has now opened nominations for the annual Gawad Dangal ng Lipi in search of the most outstanding Bulakenyos.
The highest citation given to a successful bona fide Bulakenyo will recognize modern heroes and those who have excelled in their fields of expertise such as public service, professional, community service, entrepreneurship, education, science and technology, arts and culture, trade and industry, health, agriculture, sports and Bulakenyo expatriate.
The Tanging Bulakenyo award will be given to the one who has been exemplary in any of the categories stated above and has an outstanding performance and contribution to the society.
Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado encouraged his constituents to support the event by submitting rightful nominees from all the 24 municipalities of the province.
“This award is for Bulakenyos who had served and are currently serving the government, and also for private citizens and to those Bulakenyos who have been recognized nationally or internationally,” said Alvarado in Filipino.
The Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) said that the winners will be chosen according to the following criteria: a bona fide Bulakenyo; has excelled in his field more than others; impact of his deeds for the province and country; acknowledged in his field by a prestigious award; education; family background; love of environment; and participation in civic activities, church and community organization.
Among the previous awardees were Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, former President Corazon Aquino, national artist Virgilio Almario, ballet guru Shirley Halili Cruz, fashion expert Arnel Papa, and celebrities Joey de Leon, Richard Gomez, Dolphy Quizon, Regine Velasquez, Cheche Lazaro, and Arnold Clavio.
Nominations must be submitted on or before May 15, 2012.
For more details, please contact the PPDO at telephone numbers (044) 791-0901, 791-8176 to 77 and look for Evelyn Perez or Randy Po. The selection and conferment of the exemplary Bulakenyos started in 1974 and was then known as the Natatanging Bulakenyo Award.
Cops net Pulilan’s most wanted
- Source: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/provincial/27671-cops-net-pulilans-most-wanted
- By: Manny Balbin
- April 11, 2012
MALOLOS City- The Bulacan Provincial Intelligence Branch and the Pulilan police arrested again one of the most wanted persons in Pulilan town Saturday.
Reports reaching Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez Jr. and PIB chief Supt. Edwin Quilates identified the wanted felon as Ernesto Azana, 21, flower arranger, of Carola St., Bgy. 491, Zone 48, Sampaloc, Manila.
Azana, the second most wanted in Pulilan, was arrested by virtue of a warrant issued by Judge Olivia Escubio-Samar of RTC Branch 79, Malolos City, for rape with no bail recommended.
Records showed that on Nov. 7, 2010 at about 8:30 p.m. in Bgy. Taal, Pulilan, the victim and her cousin were walking along the road when the suspect, who was under the influence of liquor, followed them.
The two tried to run away but the suspect gave chase until they were caught. The victim was then dragged to a dark portion of the road and raped.
The victim’s cousin was able to run away and sought barangay officials’ help. The suspect, however, escaped when he saw the barangay patrol vehicle, leaving her naked.
Paghuli sa wanted persons pinaigting, 110 laglag
- Source: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/provincial/27677-paghuli-sa-wanted-persons-pinaigting-110-laglag
- By: Manny Balbin
- April 10, 2012
MALOLOS City- Mas lalong pinaigting ng Bulacan Police Provincial Office sa pamumuno ni Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez Jr. ang pag-aresto sa mga wanted person sa lalawigan alinsunod sa direktiba ni Philippine National Police chief, Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome.
Inihayag ni Mendez na nitong nakaraang buwan ng Marso ay muli na naman silang nakalambat ng 110 katao na pawang may mga nakabinbing kaso at dalawa sa mga ito ay most wanted persons sa bayan ng Norzagaray at San Rafael.
Idinagdag ni Mendez na nahuli ng Norzagay police sa pamumuno ni Supt. Miguel Atienza si Alex Vargaz, 37, na may kasong carnapping at walang kaukulang piyansa.
Nakalista na No. 4 most wanted person ng Norzagay si Vargaz.
Nadakip naman ng mga tauhan ni Supt. Rodolfo Hernandez, hepe ng San Rafael Police, si Ronnie De Guzman at may kinahaharap na kasong two counts na rape at nasa listahan na pang-walong most wanted person sa nabanggit na bayan.
Ayon pa kay Mendez, ang lungsod ng San Jose del Monte ang siyang may pinaka-maraming nahuling most wanted na umabot sa 15 katao, sumunod ang Norzagaray at San Miguel na may tig-10.
Hindi naman nagpahuli ang mga pulis ng Bocaue, Calumpit, Baliuag, Marilao, Malolos Plaridel, Pulilan, San Ildefonso at Santa Maria na may huling tig-lilimang wanted person, maliban sa Bocaue na may anim na huli.
Naunang nai-report na noong buwan ng January ay nakalambat ng 96 wanted persons ang Bulacan Police Provincial Office at 94 sa buwan naman ng Pebrero.
Samantala, pinapurihan ni PD Mendez ang mga chief of police at mga tauhan nito na responsable sa panghuhuli ng mga wanted person sa buong lalawigan.
Bulacan most wanted arrested
- Source: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/provincial/27547-bulacan-most-wanted-arrested
- By: Manny Balbin
- April 09, 2012
MALOLOS City- The Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of the Bulacan Provincial Police Office arrested the second most wanted person in Bulacan last Saturday in Sitio Tibagan, Bgy. Sta. Rosa II, Marilao.
Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez Jr. identified the wanted person as Roberto Ramos, 32, single, of Bgy. Sta. Rosa II.
Supt. Edwin Quilates, chief, PIB branch, said Ramos was the No. 2 most wanted person in Bulacan.
Ramos was arrested by virtue of a warrant issued by Judge Wilfredo T. Nieves, of the Regional Trial Court Branch 84 in Malolos City, for rape with homicide with no bail recommended.
Quilates said Ramos has a P140,000 prize for his capture.
The suspect is one of four persons who raped, slashed the breast, hit with a stone and stabbed repeatedly the victim identified as Leslie Marquez, of Bgy. Lico, San Rafael, Bulacan, on Nov. 19, 2006.
A witness, Edwin Bahar, who is a mute but with residual hearing, said he was passing by the area when he saw the gruesome incident.
The suspects pursued Bahar, mauled and burned his skin with a cigarette. Bahar struggled and was able to escape and hide somewhere the place where he saw the suspects carried the victim to the river.
On Nov. 21, 2006 the victim’s mother Leticia proceeded to Bgy. Lico, San Rafael and asked the victim’s boyfriend about her whereabouts but the latter denied seeing the victim.
On Nov. 23, 2006 at around 9 p.m., two fishermen found the decomposing body of the victim and reported it to the police who learned that she had been missing for four days.
The victim was buried but she was later exhumed for autopsy.
The witness identified the suspects as Roberto Ramos alias “Boy”, Francis Agustin, Albert Galvez and Carlos Galves.
Albert Galvez was arrested on June 4, 2011. He was detained at the PPSC detention cell.
Victim catches thief driving stolen motorbike
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=571333515811
- By: Manny Balbin
- April 08, 2012
STA. MARIA, Bulacan- A motorcycle thief was arrested after the stolen motorcycle he was driving was spotted by its owner in Bgy. Guyong, here last Good Friday. Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez Jr., Bulacan police director, identified the arrested suspect as Christian Pascual, 20, single, resident of Blk. 8, Lot 1, Las Palmas Subd., Brgy. Caypombo, Sta. Maria, Bulacan.
Supt. Lailene Amparo, town police chief, said the victim William Concepcion, 32, single, employee, and resident of 1331, Pasong Kasay Street, Bgy. San Vicente, also in Sta. Maria, reported that his Yamaha Nuovo was stolen while parked in front of Sta. Maria municipal building, Bgy. Poblacion, last March 5.
Amparo said the victim reported that he saw his stolen motorbike being driven by the suspect at around 2:20 a.m. of April 4 in Bgy. Poblacion.
Amparo immediately dispatched to Brgy. Guyong and arrested the suspect. The hot bike was recovered.
Pascual was placed under the custody of Baliuag police. He is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 6539 also known as the Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972.
Bulacan gov’t helps Bulakenyo scholars
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=571333515811
- By: Vinson F. Concepcion
- April 05, 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan- Around 1,700 Bulakenyo scholars attended a general assembly for the Tulong Pang-Edukasyon...Gabay ng Bagong Henerasyon! Scholarship program of the provincial government of Bulacan held in Capitol Gym yesterday.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado in his message encouraged the scholars to study well to be able to contribute to the betterment of the society.
“Hinihiling ko at umaaasa ako sa inyo na balang araw ay gumawa kayo ng mga hakbang upang magbigay kaunlaran hindi lang sa ating lalawigan kundi pati na rin sa bansang Pilipinas,” Alvarado said.
As part of the seven-point agenda of Alvarado, the said scholarship offers two types -- the Academic Scholarship Program (ASP) and Educational Assistance Program (EAP).
The ASP is a scholarship program given to deserving students regardless of their financial status, choice of course and school as long as they will be able to maintain a very satisfactory grade. Scholars under this program receive P5,000 per semester.
EAP on the other hand, is the educational assistance given to the needy Bulakenyo students who dream to finish studies but are not capable due to poverty. Scholars under this program receive P3,000 per semester.
Accepted scholars are all registered Bulakenyo students who do not have failing grades, studying inside and outside of the province and do not receive any study grants from other schools, government and private organizations.
At present, the provincial government has a total of 9,686 scholars from Bulacan State University (BulSU), Bulacan Polytechnic College (BPC), Bulacan Agricultural State College, and other universities and colleges.
Bulakenyo scholars studying at BulSU and BPC and their satellite campuses attended the said assembly.
Bulacan bans plastic use in entire province
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R03&article=1951333425209
- By: PIA
- April 04, 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan- Learning from the onslaught of storms last year, Bulacan has banned the use and sale of plastic bags in all the municipalities of the province.
Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado signed Provincial Ordinance No. 2012-09 which prohibits the sale and use of non-biodegradable plastic bags, styrofoam and other kinds used as packaging materials in the province’s 21 towns and three cities.
Under the measure, violators will face a P5,000 fine and one year imprisonment.
Alvarado said the ordinance will be immediately enforced after the implementing rules and regulations are issued.
The ordinance was passed six months after Alvarado wrote the provincial board to create a provincial ordinance banning the use and sale of plastic bags in the markets.
The governor added that the ordinance will be implemented in the 569 barangays of Bulacan.
Study shows that plastic bags and other plastic products aggravate flooding in many areas. It is also prohibited to burn plastic materials under the Clean Air Act.
Meanwhile, the SM Supermalls in Baliwag and Marilao are already implementing a no plastic policy and has totally banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in their shopping malls.
It could be recalled that the onslaught of typhoons Pedring and Quiel last September and October ravaged about 9,500 hectares of fisheries in Bulacan and damaged farmlands with an estimated P2 billion-damage.
Bulacan topped the list with the most ravaged fish farms in Central Luzon, incurring P220 million in damages, followed by Pampanga with P49 million and Bataan with P29 million.
The province also suffered P157 million worth of damages in vegetables and P6 million in livestock, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s report.
4th Summer Camp For Muslim Youth In Bulacan, April 5-7
- Source: http://mb.com.ph/articles/356202/4th-summer-camp-for-muslim-youth-in-bulacan-april-57
- By: EDD K. USMAN
- April 03, 2012
A Moro organization is organizing the 4th Muslim Youth Camp on April 5 to 7 at Paradise Adventure Camp in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is providing support for the gathering.
NCMF Executive Director Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman said the commission welcomed the youth camp and is helping the organizers.
“The event is a non-NCMF activity, but we are trying to provide a modest help and encourage the youth to participate,” said Turabin-Hataman.
A group called Nur (Light) Factory has been organizing the event annually to help the Muslim youth cope with the problems they face in their studies, at home, and with society.
Ara Belling of the NCMF and Nur Factory founder, said the theme of this year’s youth camp is “The Importance of Prayer.”
She said participants must be from 15 to 25 years old, and must pay P1,500 each for food, travel, materials, and accommodation.
Participants should also bring their own plates, glasses, utensils, bedsheet, pillows, additional clothes for team building and swimming, she said.
Belling urged those who have the means to sponsor participants. As of Tuesday, she said 20 youth have already registered and 15 individuals are sponsoring some participants by paying P1,500 for them.
Bulacan police ready for ‘Oplan SumVac’
- Source: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/news/provincial/27245-bulacan-police-ready-for-oplan-sumvac
- By: Manny Balbin
- April 02, 2012
MALOLOS City- The Bulacan Police Provincial Office are all set to implement “Oplan SumVac 2012” or Operational Plan for Summer Vacation to ensure the safety and security of motorists, vacationists and tourists while they are in the province.
Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez Jr., said under Oplan SumVac 2012, all municipality and city police offices and other supporting units and NGOs had been directed for lateral coordination to achieve successful implementation.
Mendez also said that for this coming Lenten Season, police visibility will be maximized in places identified as popular holy places such as Kapitangan in Paombong, Grotto Vista in San Jose del Monte City, Divine Mercy in Marilao and Santissima Trinidad Church in Malolos City, to make sure the safety of the community.
They are going to establish Motorist Assistance Points (MAP’s) along the route of travel and Public Assistance Centers (PACs) within the visibility where programs are being held, Mendez added.
The provincial director said that police personnel will be positioned in all business establishments such as malls, banks, transport terminals and other similar public places this coming Lenten Season and summer vacation.
In his directives to different police offices in Bulacan, Mendez said Oplan SumVac involved the maximum deployment of all mobile and motorcycle patrols and all supporting groups such as Criminal Investigation and Detection Team headed by Chief Inspector Mico Cadayona, the Bulacan Bureau of Fire Protection Unit and Highway Patrol Team.
To tighten the measure more, it is launched in coordination with other government agencies and non-government organization, Mendez added.
New Organic Farming Boosts Production
- Source: http://mb.com.ph/articles/356035/new-organic-farming-boosts-production
- By: FREDDIE C. VELEZ
- April 01, 2012
PLARIDEL, Bulacan — At least 10 farmers’ cooperatives from different provinces in Central Luzon gathered here last weekend to study new and more efficient organic farming methods in a bid to find ways of defeating the adverse effects of climate change on agricultural crops.
The Field Day Bioyodal technology activity was organized by Berentsen and Ocampo Greening Corporation and the Technology Promotions Center of the Land Bank of the Philippines in Barangay San Jose, this town last Friday.
Farmers were joined by officials from the Departments of Agriculture (DA) and Agrarian Reform (DAR) and local government experts in the activity to see how the use of organic fertilizer called Bioyodal can be a sound option for climate change mitigation and adaptation of crops.
Rain poured heavily as the stakeholders and members of media followed officials of the BNO Greening Corporation in a 7:30 a.m. walk through the plantation area of Jimmy Dela Cruz which yields an extraordinary growth of vegetables having used the brand of the organic fertilizer.
Rune Berentsen, a German, and Roberto “Bryan” Ocampo of the BNO Greening Corp. were joined by DAR Region 3 Director Eleona Pangilinan, DA Representative Benjamin Baltazar, and Land Bank Vice President for Region 3 Mernilo C. Ocampo, and Dr. Jose Mayashi Carillo, who represented Plaridel Mayor Tessie R. Vistan.
Bioyodal, a new generation organic fertilizer, is one of the subjects of validation by the Land Bank to consider the release of loans and other similar financial benefits to cooperatives and its farmer-members as an effective soil activator and plant growth and yield booster.
At Dela Cruz’s farm, it was proven that pechay leaves became almost the size of Anahaw leaves after application of Bioyodal Technology. Local vegetable growers gladly attested having a bountiful harvest in all crops they planted last season.
Berentsen who has many years experience in the agriculture field, and has exclusive global right to distribute Bioyodal, one of the owners, and also a board member of T-Rem and C-Mix a Bioyodal manufacturer based in Chile, emphasized the importance of switching to Bioyodal since testimonies of Dela Cruz posted remarkable production volume in 100 percent of the variety of crops in his farm.
Berensten said Bioyodal is a natural product which contains a rich variety of minerals, micronutrients and have shown to be extremely valuable to be used in a variety of agricultural and livestock supplements.