August 8, 2012

San Pablo City : August 9, 2012 : Wala Klase sa lahat ng Antas

Opisyal Na Pahayag: "Sa Pagtalima Po Ni Mayor Amante's Direktiba Ni Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Kanselado Na Po Ang Lahat Ng Klase Sa Lahat Ng Antas. Salamat Po." Advisory From Secretary To The Mayor Paul Michael Cuadra. (RET)

Palace suspends classes in NCR, 9 provinces

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang is suspending classes on all levels, including post-graduate courses, in Metro Manila and 9 provinces including Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal on Thursday, August 9.
Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr. issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 34 announcing the suspension of classes, according to Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda.
He said work in government and the private sector will resume tomorrow.
The Metro Manila Development Authority also announced that number coding is lifted tomorrow, August 9, in Metro Manila including Makati. 

July 31, 2012

May Pasok na (August 1, 2012)

Magandang balita sa mga nagsisipagtanong. May pasok na bukas, Agosto 1, 2012 sa lahat ng antas ng paaralan dito sa Lunsod ng San Pablo.

Huwag na po kayong tumawag sa Barangay Communication Central sapagka't ito rin ang isasagot nila sa inyong katanungan. "May pasok na po bukas."

Hulyo 31, 2012 (RET)

July 30, 2012


SAN PABLO CITY – Naging daglian ang kamatayan ni Teodoro Flores, 42 taong gulang, hiwalay sa asawa at naninirahan sa Sityo Tarangka, Barangay Santiago Dos, lunsod na ito, nang ang kanilang tahanan ay mabagsakan ng isang punong niyog na itinumba ng malakas na hihip ng hangin kaninang ika-6:45 ng umaga,(Lunes, Hulyo 30, 2012) 

Wala ng buhay ang biktima ng datnan ng rescue team na City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, at sa kabutihan palad ay hindi man lamang nasaktan ang kasama sa bahay na anak niyang lalaki na apat na taong gulang na pinangungunahan ni Red Crosser Arvin P. Carandang.

Ang bangkay ni Flores ay agarang dinala sa ACE Funeral Home sa tagubilin ni City Administrator Loreto S. Amante, samantalang ang bata ay ipinagkatiwala sa isang tiyahing kapatid ng namayapang ama.(RET)

July 22, 2012

Hulyo 23, 2012 : Walang Pasok

Para sa kabatiran ng lahat ng mga nagsisipag-aral dito sa Lunsod ng San Pablo, bukas, Lunes, Hulyo 23, 2012 ay walang pasok sa lahat ng antas ng paaralan, pag-alinsunod sa pahayag ni Alkalde Vicente B. Amante sa pamamagitan ni Kalihim Paul Cuadra. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon ay maaaring tumawag sa Barangay Communication Central sa telepono bilang 562-3086. (RET)

July 5, 2012


(* Agosto 18, 1923 - + Hulyo 4, 2012)

Naging Konsehal at dating Pangalawang Punonglunsod
Lunsod ng San Pablo

He was a bookkeeper, a councilor, and a colorful vice mayor of the City of San Pablo. But many knew him best for his style in campaigning for votes, based on Kasal-Binyag-Libing (KBL) concept of registering his name into the mind of the voters. It is always “taya bato,” but it made him Number One. Ka Larry died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the age of of 88 years, ten months, and 16 days. His body now lie in state at the Ressurection Chapel of the San Pablo City Cathedral to be laid to rest this coming Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Other details will be announced later.

June 8, 2012

San Pablo, Laguna board member dies a day after ambush

MANILA, Philippines – San Pablo Laguna board member Reynaldo de la Torre Paras who was wounded following an ambushed in the province Wednesday evening died on Thursday, police said.
San Pablo police said Paras passed away around 3:20 p.m. while undergoing treatment at the San Pablo Medical Center after he and his driver identified as Geovanni Legaspi Dumaraos were attacked on A. Bonifacio Street in Barangay (village) VII-C, San Pablo City, Laguna, around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Superintendent Romeo de Castro, chief of police, earlier said that one of the suspects, identified as Eugene Rocaldo Bacoto, 25, was also wounded after Paras managed to return fire at the gunmen.
Paras and Bacoto were both rushed to the hospital for medical treatment, he said.
A follow-up operation is now underway for possible arrest of other suspects, he said. Jamie Marie Elona

April 4, 2012

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April 2, 2012

Parts of Mt. Banahaw remain closed for tourists

MANILA, Philippines -- Some areas in Mount Banahaw remain “off limits” to visitors, including pilgrims, for another three years as these remain highly susceptible to various geological hazards.

According to Reynulfo Juan, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4A Calabarzon OIC regional executive director, team of experts who recently conducted a study in Mount Banahaw to assess its biophysical and socio-cultural characteristics declared that trekking, camping and other outdoor activities in the “Holy Mountain” is dangerous because of the possibility of flash floods, landslide and mudslides.

Mount Banahaw was supposed to be opened to pilgrims, adventurous mountaineers, simple trekkers or mere kibitzers’ last January 29, after the lapse of an earlier resolution banning entry into some parts of the protected area.

Juan, concurrently the chairman of the Protected Areas and Management Board (PAMB) of the Mounts Banahaw and San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL), said the PAMB passed Resolution 02-2012 on February 16, extending the ban of all activities for another three years.

Dr. Lope A. Calanog, head of the team for the DENR Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau which conducted the “carrying capacity and biodiversity study” with special focus on the vicinity of Barangay Kinabuhayan in Dolores revealed that Kinabuhayan is highly susceptible to landslide, erosion and flash flood.

The ban aims to limit human activity in the mountain. Over the years that it has been declared “off limits” to visitors, the overall condition of Mount Banahaw has shown remarkable improvements.

The team said Mount Banahaw needs more time for it to recuperate and completely recover from the stress it experienced for a long time.

“Off limits” areas start in Kinabuhayan toward the approach to Kristalino Falls to Dungaw, to Tatlong Tangke and back to Kinabuhayan on the Dolores side, Puesto Pagbuga in Barangay Bugon and Bagong Ilaya in Barangay Concepcion Pinagbakuran and Concepcion Banahaw on the Sariaya-side.

Calanog’s team also recommended a formulation and effective implementation of a “visitor management scheme” which would impose a regulated or “direct limit” of visitors at one time and restriction in specific areas such as use of the bathing, camping and worship areas.

April 1, 2012

300 dogs rescued as cops bust Korean dogfighting ring for second time

MANILA, Philippines - Police raided a dogfighting arena in San Pablo City, Laguna operated by the same Korean syndicate they had busted last December.

Six Koreans, Filipino caretakers and security guards were arrested during the Friday night raid in San Pablo.

Anna Cabrera, program director of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society, said about 300 pit bulls and pit bull mixes were rescued from the two-hectare lot where the dogfight ring is located.

However, around 20 dogs will have to be euthanized, she added.

"The same Koreans daw na nahuli sa (who were arrested in) December 2011 in the Indang, Cavite dogfight na nag-post lang ng (who had posted) bail. Malaki ang operasyon, may bago pang ring. Nakakaawa ang mga aso (This is a large operation, they even have a new ring. The dogs are really to be pitied)," Cabrera said.

"Kita ang ribs ng lahat ng aso (All the dogs had their ribs showing). (There is) no proper shelter. Walang tubig ‘yung iba. Nakakaawa (Some have no water. They are really pitiful). These Korean dogfighters need to be punished severely," Cabrera said.

She said the dogfight is part of an online gambling operation the Koreans run.

Cabrera urged the House of Representatives to pass House Bill 5849, which increases the penalties imposed on animal abusers.

Permit obtained for a 'farm'

According to Supt. Ferdinand de Castro, chief of the San Pablo City police, the operators of the dogfighting ring gained a permit from the village by stating that they were operating a "farm." 

They have been occupying the two-hectare lot in Purok 3, Bgy. San Gregorio for about six months when residents noticed the number of dogs steadily rising.

Armed with a search warrant, police raided the area early Saturday morning and arrested at least two Koreans. These Koreans were believed to be the same ones arrested in December 2011 in a raid in Indang, Cavite.

Anna Cabrera of PAWS said some of the dogs were in very bad shape. About 20 have already been euthanized while others have died due to poor conditions.

March 26, 2012

Justice for Bambino Bañaga!!!

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sa lahat ng may malasakit at naging kaibigan ni bambi wag po tayong titigil hanggat walang umaaksyon! ipamuka natin sa ating bayan na nawalan tayo ng isang mabuting kaibigan at ipakita natin na may nagmamalasakit para kay bambi
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San Pablo City - San Pablo City Medical Society led by Dra. Cynthia Sanchez and members of the Volunteers In Prison Service or VIPS led by its President, Mrs. Elsa Jarlego, conducted a Clean-Up Drive at the San Pablo City District Jail last March 11, 2012.

The group leaders in cooperation with J/CInsp Arvin Abastillas, District Jail Warden, conducted several activities primarily to prevent and control some “Summer Borne Diseases” among inmates. Dra. Sanchez gave lectures and some helpful tips to prevent and control the occurrence of some summer borne diseases like “pigsa”, “bulutong” and other skin allergies. 

Other activities conducted were sterilization of every cell by spraying multi-insecticide, pouring of boiling water to inmates’ clothing and beddings and distribution of Kwell and Lindell lotion to inmates.

J/CInsp Abastillas added that the lotion and insecticide used in the clean-up drive were provided thru the joint efforts of San Pablo City Medical Society and the City Government of San Pablo. (CIO-SPC) — with Arvin Abastillas and San Pablo City DistrictJail.


San Pablo City- Nag-uwi ng ilang medalya at award ang mga mag-aaral ng Dalubhasaan ng Lunsod ng San Pablo mula sa katatapos lamang na ALCU (Association of Local Colleges & Universities) Athletic Association Games 2012 nuong Marso 4-9 na ginanap sa RECS Complex, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. May 22 colleges at universities sa buong bansa ang naglaban laban sa sports competition na ito kung saan naging host ang Laguna University.

Champion si Lino Fulloso sa Badminton sa Single-Men at 4th place naman sina Jenny Medina at Rei Anne Aricheta sa Doubles-Women. Silver medal naman ang naiuwi ni Marlan Eduard Marasigan sa Taekwando-Fly Weight Div. at apat na Bronze Medal sina Jarine Rosales sa Feather Weight, Glen Naling sa Light Weight, Sharmaine Briones at Kevin Gajiran sa Bantam Weight Divisions.

Bronze Medal naman sa Table Tennis-Doubles-Men sina John Maric Laco at Arjay Lacsamat fourth placers sa Sepak Takraw at Volleyball-Women. Sa Chess-Women ay 6th place at Chess-Men ay 12th place; 10th place sa Cheering Competition at 5th place sa Basketball-Men’s Division.

Lumahok rin ang DLSP sa Mr. & Ms. ALCU kung saan naging Top 5 Finalist ang paaralan. Nanalo namang Best in Formal Wear at Best in National Costume si Francis Almeda at Ms. Congeniality si Kristel Rozol.

Kaya lubos ang pagbati na ipinaaabot nina Mayor Vicente Amante at City Admin. Loreto Amante sa pamunuan ng DLSP sa pangunguna ni Dr. Edelio Panaligan, College Administrator at sa iba pang guro na sa kanilang pagpupunyagi ay patuloy na nagbibigay karangalan ang DLSP sa Lunsod ng San Pablo. 

Malugod namang ibinalita ni Mayor Amante na sa susunod na taon ay Lunsod ng San Pablo ang siya namang magiging Host City ng ALCU Games 2013. Si Prof. Tomas B. Lopez ng University of Makati ang Presidente ng 2012 ALCU, Vice-President (Internal) si Atty. Lutgardo B. Barbo ng Taguig City University at Dr. Elizabeth A. Montero ng Urdaneta City University ang Vice-Pres. (External). (CIO-SPC)


San Pablo City - Nananawagan ng pakikiisa si City Admin. Amben Amante sa mga taga-lunsod sa paanyaya ng City Environment and Natural Resources Office sa pamumuno ni City Environment Officer Ramon de Roma na makilahok sa taunang pagdaraos ng Earth Hour sa bansa. Ito ay gaganapin sa Marso 31, 2012 ganap na 8:30 ng gabi kung saan ito ay ilang taon ng isinasagawa hindi lamang dito sa Pilipinas kundi maging sa iba’t-ibang panig ng mundo.

Kaya nananawagan si City Admin. na lahat ng mamamayan ng lunsod ay mag “switch off” o magpatay ng ilaw sa kanilang mga tahanan at lahat ng establishment sa Marso 31, 8:30 ng gabi na tatagal ng 1 oras. Ang gawaing ito ay pagpapakita ng lunsod ng pakikiisa sa Global Community na layuning makatulong na maibsan at magbigay lunas sa masamang epekto ng Global Warming na nararanasan ng mundo ngayon.

Ang World Wildlife Foundation for Nature ang siyang pangunahing organisasyon na nagsusulong ng nasabing adbokasiya kung saan ang huling Sabado ng Marso ang itinakdang araw para sa Earth Hour.

Kaya muli ang panawagan ni City Admin. Amante na magkaisa ang mga mamamayan upang mapanatili ang kaayusan ng kapaligiran at mapangalagaan ang ating Inang Kalikasan. (CIO-SPC)


In line with the commemoration of the 72nd Founding Anniversary of the City of San Pablo on May 7, 2012, the nomination form for the selection of “The Outstanding San Pableños 2012” are now available from the Search and Awards Committee headed by City Schools Superintendent Dr. Enric T. Sanchez,  at the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) at the 3rd Floor of the 8-Storey Building. Deadline for submission is on 12:00 noon of April 13, 2012 according to City Mayor Vicente B. Amante last Monday morning.

     Commonwealth Act No. 520 granting City Charter to then prosperous town of San Pablo was approved by President Manuel Luis Quezon on May 7, 1940, and formally inaugurated  its city government on January 2, 1941 with Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan inducting the first set of city officials led by former Laguna Governor Potenciano Malvar as appointed City Mayor.

     Mayor Amante said the awards seek to give recognition to the illustrious sons and daughters of the City of San Pablo whose outstanding achievements have benefited the community significantly, to help inspire others with the recognition of those who have demonstrated vigor and enterprise in tackling the problems of society and offering solutions.

     Nominees must be a natural born San Pableño, or a permanent resident of the City of San Pablo for at least 20 twenty years, whose selfless dedication to the profession or vocation has resulted in significant contribution to the welfare of the city, as well as to the advancement of the fields of endeavor. The fields of endeavor are  (1) agriculture, (2) arts and culture, (3) business and industry, (4) civic and humanitarian, (5) education, (6) finance and accountancy, (7) government services, (8) health services, (9) laws/judiciary, (10) science and technology/engineering, (11) youth and sports, and (12) communication/media.

     The nominee must attest to all the facts contained in the nomination form and give permission for the stated information to be used for publication.  Nominee must also commit himself to be present in the Awards Presentation on May 7, 2012 if chosen as one of the awardees, and to grant interview, if requested,  to further help promote the ideals of the awards.

      For further information, please feel free to contact Miss Melinda P. Bondad at PESO with telephone number  (049) 503-3112.  


  Para sa kagalingan, at kapanatagan ng may 12 libong mag-aaral  at empleyado sa University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB) ang Pangasiwaang Panglalawigan ng Laguna sa pamamagitan ni Gobernador Jeorge Ejercito Estregan ay nagkaloob ng 10 Units of Multicab   sa Los Baños Municipal Police Station upang gamitin sa pangangalaga at pangangasiwa sa kapanatagan sa sakop ng university town.  Ang mga bagong behikulo ay pormal na tinanggap ni UPLB Chancelor Rex Cruz ng ganapin ang simpleng turn-over ceremoniy sa harapan ng University Administration Building noong isang gabi na sinaksihan nina Laguna Police Provincial Director Gilbert Cruz (dulong kaliwa), Mayor Anthony “Ton” Genuino, at Police Regional Office No. 4 Chief of Staff Roland Santos.  (Kevin Pamatmat


     SAN PABLO CITY - Nagpapaalaala si City Administrator Loreto S. Amante  sa lahat ng mga propetaryo at mga tagapangasiwa ng mga pag-aaring hindi natitinag o real estate property owners and administrators sa lunsod na ito na sikaping mabayaran ang dapat nilang bayarang buwis sa mejoras o real estate taxes sa o bago sumapit ang Marso 30, 2012 upang sila ay magtamo ng diskuwentong 10 porsyento.
     Ang kaluwagang ito ay ipinahihintulot sa Section 251 ng Local Government Code of 1991 o Republic Act No. 7160. 

     Ayon kay Amben Amante,  kung ang isang lote ay may bayaring buwis na P2,000, na kasama na ang para sa Special Education Fund (SEF), ang babayaran lamang ay P1,800 o may diskwentong P200. Kung hindi naman mababayaran ang bayaring buwis na P2,000 hanggang sa Marso 30, 2012, ito ay lalapatan ng multang 2% kada lalakarang buwan, kaya kung magbabayad sa Abril 16, 2012, ito ay lalapatan na ng multang 8% ng bayaring buwis o ang kabuuang babayaran ay P2,160.

     Kung mamarapatin naman na ang bayaring buwis ay bayaran sa paraang hulugan o tuwing ikatlong buwan, nagpapayo si City Administrator Amben Amante  na mangyari lamang makipag-ugnayan sa Land Tax Division ng City Treasurer’s Ofice na nasa Window 5 ng One Stop Processing Center upang magawa ang paghahati ng bayarin sa apat, kung saan ang unang hulog (first instalment) ay babayaran sa o bago sumapit ang Marso 30; ang ikalawang hulog (second instalment)  ay babayaran sa o bago sumapit ang Hunyo 30, ang ikatlong hulog (third instalment) ay babayaran sa o bago sumapit ang Setyembre 30; at ang pang-apat na hulog (fourth instalment) ay babayaran sa o bago sumapit ang Disyembre 31, 2012. (Ruben E. Taningco)


Sa panimulang pahayag ni Supreme Court Justice Arturo Dizon Brion bilang panauhing tagapagalita sa ginanap na Public Installation of Officers ng Malinaw Lodge No. 25 ng Kapatiran ng mga Mason sa Pilipinas noong nakaraang Sabado ng hapon, Marso 10, 2012, nabanggit niya ang kanyang mataas na pagpapahalaga kay Immediate Past Worshipful Master Virgilio “Benjie”  Fandiño  Monzones dahil sa pagkakaroon nito ng matatag na paninindigan na ang binalak niya noong siya ay siya pang Senior Warden ng kapatiran ay naipatupad niya sa nalolooban ng panahon ng kanyang panunungkulan,  ay maipatayo ang isang bagong lohiya, upang mapalitan ang lumang lohiya o kanlungan ng kapatiran sa panulukan ng T. Azucena at P. Zulueta Streets na patayo pa ng namayapang Brother  Werner Schetilig, ang tagapagtatag ng San Pablo Coconut Oil Manufacturing Company,  na ngayon ay San Pablo Manufacturing Corporation may 60 taon na ang nakalilipas.

     Taglay umano ni Worshipful Master Benjie Monzones ang “strong political will” na katangiang dapat na tinataglay ng sino mang naghahangad na mamuno sa isang pamayanan, halimbawa ay ng isang gobernador o alkalde, sapagka’t sila ang nakagagawa ng paraan upang ang kanilang pangarap para sa lipunang kanilang pinangungunahan ay maisakatuparan.

     Malaki rin ang pagtitiwala ni Justice Art Brion sa katatalagang si Worshipful Master Leonel Mario “Boyet” Flores Barte, ng nang kanyang makausap noong siya ay anyayahan nito para maging tagapagsalita sa isasagawang Public Installation of Officers ng lohiyang siya ay honorary member, ay tulad ni Brother Benjie Monzones,  ay inilahad sa kanya ang kanyang mga balakin para sa lohiya, sapagka’t isang pagkakataon na siya ang pangunahing lider ng kapatiran sa panahong ipinagdiriwang nito ang kanilang ika-100 ng pagkakatatag.

     Bilang isang organisasyon, ipagdiriwang ng Malinaw Lodge No. 25 ang kanilang ika-100  Anibersaryo ng Pagkakatatag sa darating na Oktubre 23, 2012, isang araw ng Martes, at nabanggit ni Justice Brion na bago sumapit ang araw na iyon, siya ay magiging isang full pledge member ng lohiya, at idinagdag pa niyang siya ay tutulong upang sa araw ng kanilang pormal na pagdiriwang ng sentenyal sa Oktubre 23, 2012 ay naiinstala na ang isang residential-type elevator para sa kaluwagan ng mga may gulang ng kaanib ng kapatiran na nahihirapan ng umakyat sa third-floor level ng kanilang gusaling pulungan.  

     Ang iba pang natalaga sa pamunuan ay sina Glenn Pampolina Flores, Senior Warden; Bibiano Cierte Concibido Jr., Junior Warden; Ben R. Exconde, treasurer; Romulo M. Escondo, secretary; Odilon C. Aquino, auditor; Romulo M. Awayan, chaplain; Emmanuel G. Fule, marshal; Raul Roldan E. Ciabal, Senior Deacon; Sesinando Ariate Jr., Junior Deacon; Edmund Sy, Senior Steward; Christopher Bañas, Junior Steward;  Francisco Almoner; Demosthenes B. Bienvenida, historian; Florante D. Gonzales, lecturer; Odilon C. Aquino, Custodian of Works; Philip C. Dy, Master of the Banquet; Victorino F. Javier, orator; Emmanuel Briñas, organist; Joselito Follosco, harmony officer; Shaun Hassen Obsum, Master Mason Representative; and Virgilio F. Monzones, Tyler.  (Ruben E. Taningco)

March 14, 2012


Laguna Provincial Police Director, Sr. Supt. Gilbert dela Cruz Cruz recently cited PO1 Ma. Danica Eve A. Camado of  the Police Community Relations Desk of the San Pablo City Police Station, as Best Police Community Relations Non-Commission Officer in Laguna for her dedication and efforts in conducting Police Community-based activities in the City of San Pablo. (SLPC Release)

During the flag ceremony held at Camp Paciano Rizal in Santa Cruz last Monday morning , PO2 Reynaldo B. Ebalde of the San Pablo City Police Station was cited by Sr. Supt. Gilberto dC Cruz, Laguna Police Provincial Director , as Best Pulis Sa Barangay (Non-Commission Officer Level) in Laguna in recognition of his valuable efforts in conducting various Pulis Sa Barangay activities, particularly at Barangay Santo Angel in San Pablo City.(SLPC Release)


The 100-year old   Malinaw Lodge No. 25 of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines held its Public Installation of Officers last Saturday afternoon, March 10, 2012,  at their  newly constructed three-storey reinforced concrete Masonic Building at T. Azucena corner F. Zulueta Streets in San Pablo City with Supreme Court Justice Brother Arturo D. Brion as guest speaker. VWB Victorino F. Javier Jr. was the Installing Officer. Installed as lead officers of the lodge were (from left) Senior Warden Glenn P. Flores, Worshipful Master Leonel Mario F. Barte, and Junior Warden Bibiano C. Concibido Jr. (Ruben E. Taningco)

February 16, 2012

1M for LSPU San Pablo Campus

Atty. Hizon A. Arago represented Congresswoman Ma. Evita R. Arago of the 3rd Congressional District of Laguna in presenting a check for Php 1,000,000 to President Dr. Nestor M. de Vera and Campus Director Dr. Ruperto C. Espinuela to finance the construction of a 4-classroom building at the San Pablo City Campus of the Laguna State Polytechnic University in anticipation of the expected increase in student population this coming School Year 2012-2013. (RET)


 Handa na ang Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Laguna para sa ikalawang taong pagdaraos ng La Laguna Festival na tinaguriang “The Festival of Life”. Unang inilunsad ang La Laguna Festival noong nakaraang taon kung saan umani ito ng mga papuri't paghanga mula sa Department of Tourism at maparangalan bilang “The Best Tourism Event, Festival Category Provincial Level” sa buong Pilipinas. Bunsod ng naging matagumpay ng La Laguna Festival noong nakaraang taon at marami ang nabitin sa saya, minabuti ni Gobernador Jeorge E.R. Ejercito Estregan na gawing sampung (10) araw ang festival na magsisimula sa Abril 20 (Biyernes) at matatapos ng Abril 29, 2012 (Linggo) sa pamamagitan ng fireworks display. Tiniyak nina Governor E.R. at Laguna Tourism, Culture, Arts, and Trade Office Head Delto “Mike” Abarquez na triple ang gagawing kabonggahan ngayon ng 2012 La Laguna Festival na may temang “Uno Progreso...Una Sa Saya, Buhay Laguna.”

Career Service Professional and Sub Professional Examination

Ipinababatid ni San Pablo City Administrator Loreto S. Amante sa lahat na sa darating na Mayo 27, 2012 ay magkakaloob ang Civil Service Commission ng Career Service Professional Examination, at Career Service Sub-Professional Examination dito sa Lalawigan ng Laguna, na ang pamamahagi ng kaukulang application form ay nagsimula na noon pang nakaraang Pebrero 3 sa CSC Provincial Office sa Santa Cruz. Ang mga filled-up application form at kalakip nito ay tatanggapin hanggang Abril 12, 2012, araw ng Huwebes, sa paraang “first come first serve basis” dahil sa may sapat na bilang lamang ng examinee ang tatanggapin sa dalawang pagsusulit, kaya ang mga interesadong kumuha ng pagsusulit ay asikasuhin na kaagad ang pagkuha ng application sa CSC-Santa Cruz.

Ang kinakailangang ilakip sa application form ay litrato, at self-addressed stamped envelope.

Ang Career Service Professional Examination ay gaganapin sa Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School, samantalang ang Career Service Sub-Professional Examination ay isasagawa sa Santa Cruz Central School, sang-ayon na rin sa paalaala ni City Administrator Loreto S. Amante 

San Pablo Time is On Time

The official clock that have a direct link with the Rubidium Atomic Clock and Global Positioning System of the PAGASA originally installed at the atrium of One Stop Processing Center in San Pablo City last December 12, 2011 by the Science and Technology Information Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, that according to a Senior Science Researcher of the said agency, “San Pablo City is the first local government unit in the Philippines to adopt the Juan Time Project of the DOST,” was transferred at the City Plaza infront of the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal was re-inaugurated by City Administrator Loreto S. Amante, in the presence of the members of the local mass media last Tuesday afternoon, February 14, 2012 to serve as the official reference for the Philippine Standard Time in the City of San Pablo. (RET)

February 1, 2012

Bagong Lungsod ng San Pablo

This is a photograpic video created to promote San Pablo City as a tourists destination of Laguna. Acknowledgement to the following people and ,Organization and establishments for their direct and indirect support and to those people who gave their encouragement to fulfill this endeavour. Many thanks to Villa Escudero, Bato Resort, Palaisdaan,MAGDALO-San Pablo City headed by ATTY, RESTY MENDOZA and Magdalo Facebook members.

Coco Carnival Queen and Float Parade 2012

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Street Dancing Competition 2012

Street Dancing 2012 Elementary Division



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San Pablo City - Malugod na tinanggap ni City Admin. Loreto Amante ang mga aklat na donasyon ng Allied Bank sa sampung elementary schools ng lunsod sa isinagawang programang “Handog na mga Aklat mula sa Allied Banking Corporation and Books Across the Sea” nuong Enero 26 ng hapon sa One Stop Center. 

Ang donasyon na pinangunahan nina Mrs. Maricon M. Delas Alas, Allied Bank Manager; Ms. Lolita Manicad, Catholic Women’s League President at Atty. Rad Manicad ay malugod ring tinanggap ng mga guro at principal ng mga school recipients. Ang mga tatanggap ng mga reference books at reading materials ay ang San Antonio, San Isidro, San Vicente, Sto. Nino, San Marcos, Don Enrique Bautista, San Mateo, F.A. Quisumbing, Del Remedio at Prudencia D. Fule elementary schools.Ipinaliwanag ni Ms. Manicad na labing-anim (16) na paaralan ang posibleng mabigyan ng mga aklat ngunit sa kasalukuyan ay sampu (10) lamang muna dahil may proseso dinaraanan ang proyektong ito.

 Dagdag pa niya na mula pa sa USA ang mga aklat na ipamimigay.Kaya lubos ang pasasalamat ni City Admin. Amante sa pamilya Manicad upang maragdagan ang mga aklat ng mga paaralan sa iba’t-ibang barangay ng lunsod at lalo pang maitaas ang antas ng edukasyon ng mga mag-aaral. Sinabi pa niya na ang programang pang-edukasyon ang isa sa mga prayoridad ng pamahalaang lunsod.Ayon naman kay Mr. Arnold Sinen, representative ni Dr. Enric Sanchez, City Schools Supt., ang proyektong ito ay malaking tulong rin sa Deped Project na “Adopt a School Program”. (CIO-SPC)


San Pablo City - For garnering a high overall index of more than 4.0, no adverse findings of COA and full disclosure of local budget and finances, bids and public offerings, San Pablo City was awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping for LGU’s by the Dept. of Interior and Local Government last December 2011.

The Seal of Good Housekeeping for Local Gov’t is awarded to LGU’s with good performance in internal housekeeping focusing in good planning, sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability and valuing of performance information.

According to CLGOO Marciana Brosas, DILG-SPC the city was awarded a Local Gov’t Support Fund of P25M for this recognition. The fund shall be utilized as capital expenditures and to augment the approved 2012 Annual Investment Plan of the city.

For this Mayor Vicente Amante appropriated the P25M for the purchase of medicines and other medical needs of the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery and Anesthesia of the San Pablo City General Hospital.

Local Gov’t Officer Brosas also informed Mayor Amante that the city will also be given another financial incentive in the amount of P3M Performance Challenge Fund for being awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping. (CIO-SPC)


San Pablo City - Sa may 125 job applicants sa nakaraang Vice-Mayor Angie Yang’s Job’s Fair nuong Enero 18, 2012 na ginanap sa Pamana Hall, 65 aplikante ang nabigyan ng trabaho bilang production operator sa Testech Inc., Calamba Premier Industrial Park, Brgy. Batino, Calamba City. 

Kaya lubos ang pasasalamat kay Vice-Mayor Yang ng mga taong natulungan at agarang nabigyan ng hanapbuhay. Ang iba namang hindi pinalad na matanggap ay patuloy na bibigyan pa rin ng job employment assistance ng tanggapan ng vice-mayor. Ayon sa Vice-Mayor marami pa silang susunod na iba’t-ibang job’s fair at livelihood assistance upang maiangat ang buhay ng kanyang mga kababayan sa Lunsod ng San Pablo. Nagpapasalamat naman siya kina Mayor Vicente Amante at City Admin. Loreto Amante sa tulong na kanilang ibinibigay para sa kanyang mga programa na “Pantay na Paglingap sa mga Mahihirap”. (CIO-SPC)


San Pablo City- In compliance with the Civil Service Commission Memo Circular No. 8, s. 2011-Reiteration of the Physical Fitness Program “Great Filipino Workout” as part of the National Fitness and Sports Dev’t Program for government personnel, the Office of the City Mayor thru the Sports and Development Office will launch a kick-off program this coming February at the Central School Oval.

This health and wellness program of the city will be spearheaded by City Administrator Loreto Amante in coordination with Sports and Dev’t Officer Janquil Bumagat and Health and Education Promotions Officer Caridad Gonzales. This program is also in consonance with the healthy lifestyle program of the City Health Office, headed by Dr. Job Brion, City Health Officer.As stated in the CSC memo circular all employees of national gov’t bureaus, agencies, LGU’s, state colleges and universities and gov’t-owned or controlled corps. are required to allot a reasonable time for regular physical fitness exercise and seminars/training programs. The MCs is authorizing one (1) hour weekly health awareness program and twenty (20) minutes daily exercise. This also include a continuing physical fitness and sports activities. (CIO-SPC)


Ipinababatid po sa lahat na ang deadline ng pagbabayad ng real property tax o "pag-aaring di natitinag" ay hanggang marso 31, 2012... Upang maka-iwas po sa pagsisikip ng pagbabayad at maka-iwas sa penalty o rekargo, iminumungkahi po na magbayad ng mas maaga sa itinakdang deadline..... Maraming salamat po!!!! Mabuhay tayong lahat.....(CIO San Pablo)


Nais ipabatid ni Provincial Statistics Officer Magdalena T. Serqueña, pinuno ng National Statistics Office ng Laguna na ang buwan ng Pebrero ay Buwan ng Pagtatalang Sibil o Civil Registration Month. Ito ay sang-ayon sa Proclamation No. 682 na nilagdaan ni dating Pangulong Corazon C. Aquino noong ika-19 ng Enero 1991 na ang buwan ng Pebrero ay ipagdiriwang bilang Civil Registration Month. Sa taong 2012 ang pagdiriwang ay may tema na “Tamang Rehistro, Pananagutan ng  Bawat Pilipino”.

Ayon sa Artikulo 7 ng Convention on the Rights of the Child na inilathala ng United Nations at niratipika ng Pilipinas noong July 1990, “The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name and the right to acquire a nationality…” Kayat pananagutan ng mga magulang o sinuman ang nagpaanak sa bata na iparehistro agad ang kapanganakan nito sa tanggapan ng Local Civil Registrar sa lugar kung saang bayan ipinanganak ang bata.

Subalit hindi lamang ang pagpaparehistro ng kapanganakan ng bata ang dapat na isagawa ng mga taong may kinalaman sa panganganak, pananagutan din nila na alamin kung tama ang nakatala sa Certificate of Live Birth o dokumento ng kapanganakan bago ito iparehistro sa nasabing tanggapan.

Para sa kaalaman ng mga nakakarami, ang tamang rehistro ng pangalan at iba pang detalye ng kapanganakan pati na rin ng kasal at kamatayan tulad ng petsa, lugar, estado sa buhay, kasarian, citizenship at pangalan ng magulang ang basehan ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan tulad ng Department of Foreign Affairs at Embassy sa kanilang pagsusuri ng katauhan ng isang aplikante na gustong mangibang bansa. Kung may pagkakaiba ito sa tala ng aplikasyon nila kumpara sa birth o marriage certificate, di malayong gagastos sila ng malaki sa pagsasaayos nito at maaari pang mapawalang bisa ang kanilang mga papeles. Nangangailangan din ang SSS, GSIS, Philhealth, Pag-IBIG, at iba pang ahensya ng tamang rehistro ng mga lokal na empleyado. 

            Sa pagpapalit pa lamang ng pangalan, magbabayad ang petitioner ng halagang P3,000.00 sa tanggapan ng Local Civil Registrar kung saang bayan siya ipinanganak. Dagdag pa rito ang mga supporting papers tulad ng baptismal certificate, school records at iba pang papeles na pagkakakilanlan ng kanyang katauhan. Isang libong piso naman ang registration fee para sa mga aplikasyon sa pagpapatama ng tala sa kapanganakan, kasal at kamatayan.

            Kayat muling ipinaalaala ni PSO Serquena sa mga magulang, mga nagpapaanak, nagkakasal, tauhan ng Local Civll Registry Office at mga taong may kaugnayan sa pagpapatalang sibil, na sana ay maging maingat sa kanilang pagbibigay ng impormasyon upang maiwasan ang pagkakamali. May pananagutan sila sa bata kundi tama ang pagrerehistro sapagkat ito ang isa sa nagiging hadlang para matamo ang magandang oportunidad sa hanapbuhay at pangingibang-bansa. (NSO-Laguna) 

January 17, 2012

The Mayan Calendar did not predict the end of the world

Contrary to popular belief spawned by media and Hollywood, the Mayan’s Long Count Calendar does not predict the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012.
What it predicts is the end of the fifth cycle of the earth’s 26,000-year history, which began in 3114 BC and will end on Dec. 21, 2012. The 26,000 years is divided into five earth cycles of about 5,126 years. The earth is now in its fifth and last cycle according to that calendar.
After Dec. 21, 2012, another earth cycle will commence. It says nothing about the world coming to an end. As Gerald Benedict pointed out in his book “The Mayan Prophecies for 2012,” “The prophecies are not of a terminal catastrophe, but of an evolving earth and of a spiritual evolution of the people.”
This event will be accompanied by great changes on earth in both the physical and spiritual planes as a result of the influence of planetary alignments and movements. On Dec. 21, 2012, it is predicted that six planets, including the sun and the moon, will be in complete alignment, going back to their original state 26,000 years ago. That’s why the calendar ends on Dec. 21, 2012, and not because, according to one cartoon, the Mayans “ran out of stones to carve on.”
Already we have been seeing the effects of these earth changes predicted by the Mayan calendar, namely, more frequent natural calamities, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, strong floods in unusual places, hurricanes and typhoons, not to mention the depletion of the ozone layer, causing global warming that is melting several kilometers of polar glaciers more rapidly.
This is aggravated by the scientifically validated statement that the sun is getting warmer compared to previous decades. The Mayan Calendar predicted that there would be greater and more frequent solar flares or storms happening as the fifth earth cycle nears its end.
The Mayans are not alone in the dire predictions about the earth in the coming years, if not months. Edgar Cayce, Ruth Montgomery’s guides, Nostradamus, Zecharia Sitchin’s “Earth Chronicles,” The Hopi Indians, and the Revelations of St. John all point to the same or similar scenario. Only the Mayans predicted the exact date of earth’s ending cycle, but it did not predict the end of the world, but only the changes that will take place on that fateful date. The earth will survive these natural calamities, and so will majority of its population.
So, what can we earthlings do, assuming the Mayan calendar predictions are true? Nothing much physically, to be honest about it. The preparation must come primarily from within each and every one of us, not from without.
Open mind
As the entity, Ang Suh, from the upper fifth dimension, revealed to its channel, Dr. Helen de Garriz, very recently:
“Do not seek answers in the things you see; rather seek them from the heart and an open mind. It will be a very difficult phase, the first part of 2012, for the blending of the old mind and new spirit, and the shift from the third to the fourth dimension, will produce some resistance, causing a wave of confusion and frustration…
“Do not be afraid, for though the forces of Evil are strong in your sphere, it is still the Good that will triumph, for that is the natural order of things… Remember, you only need to be AWARE in order to survive.”
I have been asked what Ang Suh meant by such a seemingly vague statement. I may be wrong, but what I believe he and the other spirit entities have been pounding into our thick heads for thousands of years is that man must stop thinking of himself as a physical body having consciousness, but instead think of himself as consciousness (or spirit) having a body.
Once we truly realize and embrace the fact that we are primarily a spirit that possesses a physical body in order to function and develop on the earth plane, then there will be no more fear of what happens to the body, because the immortal spirit will remain alive forever!
As Ang Suh pointed out: “The separation of the Good and Evil, the Light and the Dark, shall no longer exist in the age of Conscious Awareness!”
Reactions of friends to whom I texted the Mayan calendar prophecies were as varied as can be expected.
Some, like graphic artist Kara Tolentino Prieto, got so terribly scared, according to her colleague and friend Lorraine Obusan, who, on the contrary, said she is excited and looking forward to it. Others like Sharon Tan, Gina de Venecia and Dr. Elaine Silva simply asked: “What can we do about it?”

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