JERRY HERNANDEZ

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TARLAC CITY: The city council here passed a resolution seeking recognition of the country’s oldest high school and seat of the oldest public school system from the National Historical Commission (NHC). The resolution, authored by Councilor Glenn Troy Caritativo, requested the city government of Tarlac to make representations with the…

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TARLAC: The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) is confident that the agriculture sector in Central Luzon (CL) can catch up with the country’s industry and other services in spite of the“seemingly slow progress” of its farming sector. NEDA 3 Regional Director Severino Santos, in a press statement, said the government…

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THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) is seeking P24-billion budget next year for the skills training of its 1.5 million projected enrollees. In a recent regional conference, Tesda Director General Guiling Mamondiong pointed out that the Duterte administration’s priority to create more jobs in the same mandate which…

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TARLAC CITY: The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) will construct fences around its 172 towers in the Luzon area to drive away illegal settlers and prevent them from coming back as well as to protect lives and ensure credibility of the structures. NGCP Northern Luzon District head Ronaldo…

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TARLAC: The Central Luzon (CL) region posted its highest economic growth rate in six years (2011-2016) at 9.5 percent, even surpassing the national economy’s 6.9 percent, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA regional director Edgardo Pare, during a recent media conference on the gross regional domestic products, said…

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TARLAC: Barely a month before the 2017 classes begin, about 2,735 senior high school (SHS) teachers in Central Luzon are currently undergoing mass training spearheaded by the Department of Education’s (DepEd) regional office. Participants include 600 English; 215 Filipino; 63 Information and Communications Technology (ICT)/Research; 669 Science; 366 Humanities and…

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TARLAC: The Office of the Ombudsman has found former Mayor Tito Razalan of Mayantoc town, this province, and four others liable for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty over the alleged anomalous P23 million bank loan for a memorial park. Also facing charges are former municipal engineer and chairman…

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TARLAC CITY, Tarlac: Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano has revealed that majority of agrarian reform beneficiaries have either sold, mortgaged or leased the lots awarded to them despite a 10-year ban on such move under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. The “[a]warded lands were not in their possession,” Mariano said,…

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HACIENDA LUISITA, Tarlac City: Militant-backed farmers groups have “occupied” a piece of land here under the control of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) that had bought it from the Cojuangco family. At a gathering called “Bungkalan” or land cultivation, the farmers groups held a mass action to mark the 5th…

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TARLAC: Workers in the private sector in Central Luzon will get a P16 increase in their minimum daily wage beginning May 1 after the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board 3 issued an order for the raise. The new wage rate in the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga,…

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