The new set of Local Officials in the City of San Fernando and 3rd District Congressman of Pampanga for CY 2013-2016 took their Oath of Office on June 30, 2013, 12:00 NN at the Heroes Hall, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. The ceremony, administered by Regional Executive Trial Court Edgar Chua was graced by Senator Grace Poe.
The Pampanga Peace and Order Council, headed by the Honorable Governor Lilia G. Pineda was convened on April 16, 2013, at Max’s Restaurant, JASA, City of San Fernando (P). Present during the activity were Vice Gov. Joseller M. Guiao, Provincial Administrator Andres S. Pangilinan, Jr., BM Crisostomo Garbo, DILG Provincial Director Myrvi Apostol-Fabia, PNP Provincial Director R’win Pagkalinawan, 703rd IB Commanding Officer Henry G. Sabarre, BFP Provincial Director Emmanuel Arrozal, NBI Regional Director Atty. Jose Justo S. Yap, PDEA Regional Director Adrian G. Alvarino, DOJ Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Lamberto Gonzales, Jr., DPWH Representative Engr. Marissa Miguel, DepEd Asst. Sch. Div. Supt. Mr. Malcom S. Garma, DAR Provincial Officer Engr. Ramon V. Estanislao III, NCIP Pampanga Service Center Chief Regina Panlilio, DTI OIC-Provincial Director Elenita R. Ordonio and Pampanga Department Heads from PG-ENRO, Provincial Agriculture, PSWDO, DRRMO and PIO.
Highlights of the activity were the Presentations on Peace and Order Situation by the PNP, Illegal Drugs Situation by the PDEA and Insurgency Situations by the AFP inthe Province of Pampanga. The PNP, PDEA and the AFP presented their respective accomplishment for the first quarter of CY 2013 and their proposed activities for theupcoming mid-year National and Local Elections. The Honorable Governor instructed the PNP and AFP to work hand in hand for a peaceful election. She likewise requestedfor the cooperation of the council to monitor respective agency role for a peaceful and orderly Province of Pampanga.
The DILG Pampanga Provincial Office conducted the First PMCC Meeting for CY 2013 on March 6, 2103. The meeting was presided by DILG Provincial Director Myrvi Apostol- Fabia and attended by the members of the Provincial Management Coordinating Committee (PMCC) namely: PNP Provincial Director R’win S. Pagkalinawan, NAPOLCOM Provincial Hearing Officer Atty. Bernardita V. Joven, BFP Provincial Director Emmanuel M. Arrozal and BJMP Provincial Director Rufino M. Santiago, Jr.
With the joint venture of the LGU under the stewardship of Hon. Mayor Joselito F. Naguit and Maleldo 2013 Execom of St. Thomas, the Apostle Parish, the “Sabuaga Festival” was held last March 31, 2013. The activity can be compared with the festival of other towns like the “Panagbenga” of Baguio City and “Sinulog Festival” of Cebu because of its colorful street performances particularly the unique costumes and choreography of participating dancers. It is a yearly activity conducted during Easter Sunday in the observance of the Holy Week. Sabuaga came from the combined Kapampangan words “Sabuag” and “Sampaga” meaning to shower flower.
In line with the 12th Cityhood Charter Anniversary dubbed as “Kaganapan” of the City of San Fernando, City Mayor Oscar Rodriguez encouraged National Government Agencies, Barangay Officials, Schools and Business Establishment to join in the citywide clean-up day on February 1, 2013 at 6:00 AM-9:00 AM. This activity was aimed to inculcate in the minds of people to promote clean and green environment.