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Fernandino Global Talent Champs Named ‘new Heroes’ [ Wednesday | 28th day of August, 2019 | 2 months ago ]

“Marami tayong itinuturing na bayani sa ating bansa. Mga bayaning ipinaglaban ang Pilipinas sa iba’t-ibang paraan – sa loob man o labas ng bansa. At sa selebrasyon ngayong taon, marapat lang na bigyan natin ng pagkilala ang mga ‘bagong bayani’ na nagpamalas ng kanilang talento sa mundo upang bigyang rekognisyon ang Pilipinas at Syudad San Fernando.”

This was Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago’s remarks during the city’s commemoration of National Heroes Day on August 27, 2019 at Heroes Park and Mini-Convention Center in Heroes Hall.

This year’s celebration, which highlighted the contribution of local and national heroes and his so-called “new set of heroes” was attended by Santiago, along with Vice Mayor Jaime Lazatin, city councilors, heads of offices, local government unit employees, family and friends of heroes, among others.

Santiago was pertaining to several Fernandino champions of different international talent competitions who were recognized during the said celebration for bringing recognition not only to the city, but to the whole country, as well.

The recognition was staged following the wreath-laying ceremonies at the monuments of several local and national heroes at Heroes Park.

This was staged through the presentation of Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolutions which give recognition and commendation to the talented Fernandinos.

Leading the Fernandino recognized champs was Mark Joeghie Catacutan of Barangay Maimpis who clinched five medals during the World Championship of Performing Arts last July at Long Beach, California, USA, including four gold medals for group production, vocal solo-pop, vocal solo-gospel, and vocal solo-RNB/Soul categories, respectively, and a semi-finalist medal.

The students of Rhythm and Dance Center in Dolores, who brought home a number of medals from 2019 Hong Kong Challenge Cup Dance Competition in Chai Wan on July, also received recognition.

The young girls of RDC, with ages ranging from 7 to 19 years old, brought bronze, silver, and gold medals in different categories such as jazz solo/ensemble and ballet solo/ensemble.

Meanwhile, a resolution which also aims to give recognition and commendation to Police Senior Master Sergeant Dauphin Punzalan of Panipuan is also set to be drafted.

Punzalan won gold and bronze medals for Taekwondo during the World Police and Fire Games held in Chengdu, China.

CSF Recognizes Taxpayers’ Role In Community Development [ Tuesday | 20th day of August, 2019 | 2 months ago ]

 “As we know, taxation is the lifeblood of our nation. Kung wala ang bawat isa sa inyo, mahihirapan kaming magpa-aral, magpa-kain, magbigay ng trabaho, manggamot at maghandog ng iba’t-ibang serbisyo sa bawat Fernandino.”

said Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago as he expressed his gratitude to the
stakeholders and top taxpayers in the City of San Fernando who were recognized
on Friday.

said recognition rite is annually organized by the City Treasurer’s Office with
an aim to acknowledge companies and individuals who have contributed to the
local economic growth and have helped the government sustain its social

his speech, Santiago furthered that the taxpayers’ contributions resulted to a P1.59
Billion total income collection for the year 2018. The City Mayor asked for the
continuous support of the investors in order to reach their targeted P1.9
Billion collection for the current year.

his part, Third District Representative and Deputy Speaker of the 18th Congress
Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales, Jr., who served as the keynote speaker during the
event, highlighted the role of taxpayers as government’s partners in improving
the investment climate of the country.

return, Gonzales said, the government continuously reforms its taxation system
to enhance fairness and achieve sustainability.

have passed House Bill No. 2704 or the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives
Reform Act which seeks to lower income tax rate from 30% to 20%. With this,
we’ll be able to lessen pressure among firms thus motivate them to create more
jobs for the people,” Gonzales added.


The top business taxpayers in their
respective categories were:

•           San
Miguel Brewery, Inc. (Business Tax-Manufacturers-Non Essential)

•           Toyota
San Fernando Pampanga, Inc. (Business Tax-Wholesaler, Dealer, Distributor-Non

•           Star
Appliances Center, Inc. (Business Tax-Retailers-Non Essential)

•           UNAHCO
Inc. (Business Tax-Manufacturers-Essential)

•           United
Laboratories, Inc. (Business Tax-Wholesaler, Dealer, Distributor-Essential)

•           Super
Value, Inc. “SM Supermarket-SM City Pampanga” (Business

•           NLEX
Corporation (Business Tax-Contractors & Independent Contractors)

•           SM
Prime Holdings, Inc. (Business Tax-Services)

•           East
West Bank Corporation (Business Tax-Banking & Financial Institutions)

•           Josefina
T. Siy of A.A Saver’s Mart (Business Tax-Single Proprietorship)

•           Sally
G. Go of Lison Enterprises (Business Taxpayer-New Public Market)

•           Marina
Cunanan of “Pedmar Gift Shop (Business Taxpayer-Old Public Market)


The top Real Property Taxpayers in their
respective categories were:

•           San
Miguel Brewery, Inc. (Corporation)

•           Mr.
and Mrs. Melchor and Vilma Caluag (Individual)


The following were also recognized for their
outstanding tax contributions:

•           Brgy.
Telabastagan (Top Barangay Community Tax Collector)

•           San
Fernando Electric Light & Power Company (SFELAPCO) (Top Franchise Taxpayer)

•           SM
Prime Holdings, Inc. (Top Amusement Taxpayer)

•           iPremiere
Builders Corporation (Highest Increase on Tax Contribution)


Special citations were also given to active
private organizations and individuals who have been part of the successful
implementation of the city’s projects and programs.

EdSa Hails Public Accountants For Ensuring Gov’t Transparency [ Saturday | 17th day of August, 2019 | 2 months ago ]

Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago on Thursday praised certified public accountants/ non-CPAs in Central Luzon for their support in ensuring government transparency.

Santiago was among the guests during the 54th Induction and Turn-Over Ceremonies and 1st General Membership meeting of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Pampanga Chapter and 1st Central Luzon Regional Conference at the Kingsborough International Convention Center.

In his statement, Santiago warmly welcomed the assembly’s attendees in the City of San Fernando and congratulated the organization for its outstanding contributions to society.

“I congratulate the PICPA for always doing better in their respective field. Sa inyong dedikasyon kayo ay nakapagbibigay ng malaking suporta sa komunidad, partikular na sa Lokal na Pamahalaan,” he said.

PICPA is a professional organization of CPAs in the Philippines, accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Anchored on the theme “Reinforcing the future. Together. Today,” the organization formally presented to the public its newly-elected officers headed by President Riza Anasco.

Santiago encouraged the newly-elected officers to become good leaders and to support the local government in implementing transparency and accountability for the betterment of the city.

“PICPA is with us in the realization of our plans and programs. Alam namin lagi kayong nakasuporta sa amin dahil kaisa namin kayo sa pagtataguyod ng malinis at maayos na pamahalaan. Ipagpatuloy ninyo ang inyong mabuting adhikain para sa lipunan at asahan niyo din ang buong suporta ng lokal na pamahalaan para sa inyo,” Santiago ended.

Meanwhile, Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy Chairman Noe G. Quinanola served as the event’s keynote speaker.


CSF, PICPA UNITE. Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago graces this year’s Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) 54th Induction and Turn-Over Ceremonies, 1st General Membership meeting and 1st Central Luzon Regional Conference on August 15, at the Kingsborough International Convention Center.

CSF, PCUP Partner For Social Services Caravan [ Saturday | 10th day of August, 2019 | 2 months ago ]

Fernandinos were able to avail of numerous social services brought by different government and private agencies in a caravan hosted by the Presidential Commission on Urban Poor (PCUP), in partnership with the City Government of San Fernando on August 9, 2019 at Barangay Sindalan.

The caravan has been one of PCUP’s priority programs which have been staged in different parts of the country since 2019 started, and, through the support of local government units, the agency was able to give urban poor communities access to programs and services of different agencies.

Gracing the event were Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, PCUP Chairperson Alvin Feliciano and PCUP Commissioner Randy Halasan, City Local Housing and Settlement Division Chief Louie Clemente, and other agencies’ heads.

Included in the roster of services availed by the Fernandinos were medical and dental checkups, legal consultation, birth certificate registration and correction, scholarship and livelihood assistance applications, and eye care orientation.

The participants were also able to raise their concerns and queries regarding condonation and housing, and acquisition of government pro-poor programs, among others.

“Natutuwa tayo dahil napakaraming serbisyo ang inihandog ng caravan na ito para sa mga Fernandino. Magiging daan ito upang lalo nilang malaman ang kondisyon ng kanilang kalusugan, masambit ang kanilang mga naisin sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno, makahanap ng trabaho, at iba pa,” said Santiago.

Halasan meanwhile thanked the city government for hosting their caravan and lauded the efforts of the organizing and supporting groups.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa LGU ng San Fernando, sa pangunguna ni Mayor Santiago, dahil ang ating programa ay naging matagumpay. Malaki rin ang pasasalamat natin sa mga opisina ng lokal na pamahalaan sa pakikisama sa atin pati na sa urban poor organization ng syudad,” he said.

This particular edition of PCUP’s caravan was themed, “Pinagsama-samang Serbisyo, Para sa Tao.”

CSF Holds Discussion On PWD Rights, Programs [ Friday | 9th day of August, 2019 | 2 months ago ]

The City Government of San Fernando, through its City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), held the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Legislative Forum on August 7, 2019 at Heroes Hall.

The said activity, staged in line with the observance of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, held discussions on the rights and benefits of PWDs provided for in Philippine laws.

Mary Ann Zamora, Pampanga Provincial Person with Disability Affairs Office head, led the presentation of Republic Act 10754 or An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of PWDs which mandates that 20-percent discount on goods and services shall be given to PWDs as it aslo exempts them from paying value added tax (VAT).

The Accessibility Law, which was also part of Zamora’s discussion, meanwhile states that all public and private buildings, facilities, and utilities, including streets and highways, and public transport terminals should be accessible to PWDs.

Marites Liwanag of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office III, on the other hand, facilitated an orientation on the Guidelines in Organizing Persons with Disabilities into Self-Help Groups.

This particular measure aims to empower PWDs through the creation of small groups or associations where they can discuss their experiences and knowledge, under the supervision of the DSWD.

Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, for his part, encouraged all participants to invite other Fernandinos with special needs to get involved in the initiatives of the city.

“May programa tayo sa Syudad San Fernando kung saan ang mga PWDs sa bawat barangay ay nagsasama-sama sa iisang grupo kaya nagiging posible na maimbitahan natin sila sa mga ganitong pag-uusap. Ang nais lang natin, yung mga kasalukuyang miyembro ay mahikayat ang kanilang mga kasamahan nang sa gayon, maging parte sila ng mga serbisyo at programa ng syudad,” he said.

According to the report presented by the CSWDO, there are currently 4,253 registered PWDs in the city. All of them are part of every barangay’s organized PWD group which regularly benefits from the city’s programs and actively participates in events of the city.

The city has also been partnering with fellow public institutions and private organizations in giving aid to Fernandino PWDs—from the delivery of social services to their involvement in different activities.

CSF Joins ‘Sabayang 4 O’clock Habit Para Deng-Get Out’ [ Friday | 9th day of August, 2019 | 2 months ago ]

“Prevention is better than cure.”

Thus was the highlight of the City of San Fernando‘s participation in the nationwide “Sabayang 4 o’clock Habit para Deng-Get Out” on August 7, 2019 at Barangay San Jose.

The activity was under the program of Department of Health (DOH) which was made possible in the local government through the support of the City Health Office.

As stated by the DOH, “Sabayang 4 o’clock Habit para Deng-Get Out” is an activity which focuses on “search and destroy of mosquito breeding sites.”

Juliana Reyes, assistant regional director of DOH 3; Dr. Amelito Nicolas, designated medical officer of Pampanga; barangay officials; and, some public and private institutions attended the event.

In her opening remarks, Rural Health Physician and City Dengue Program Coordinator, Dr. Renely Tungol stressed the importance of public participation in battling dengue.

“Dapat alam natin kung saan namumugad ang mga lamok at ang part natin ay hanapin iyan para maalis natin. Ang 4 o’clock habit ay mabisang panlaban dahil pag alas kwatro ng hapon, nandyan na po ang lamok. Kapag maayos ang community participation mawawala ang dengue. Kaya sama-sama po tayong magtulungan upang mapanatili ang kalinisan sa ating lugar,” said Tungol.

Meanwhile, DOH-3 Assistant Regional Director Reyes, lauded the local government of San Fernando for wholeheartedly supporting the advocacies of DOH.

She urged everyone to continuously practice the DOH’s advisory to suppress dengue in the community.

“Natutuwa po ako dahil napakarami po ng nakilahok ngayong araw na ito. Isa lamang po itong pagpapatunay na gusto po natin na wala nang magkasakit sa ating lipunan. Ang panawagan po ng ating Secretary of Health (Francisco T. Duque) ay huwag po nating pabayaan na ang ating sabay sabay na 4 o’clock habit ay hindi magampanan. Sana po hindi lang ngayon, kundi maging araw araw,” said Reyes.

Also part of the program was the discussion of the 4 o’clock habit and 4S strategy which stands for “Search and destroy”, “Self-protection measures,” “Seek early consultation” and “Support fogging/spraying”.

Fogging and spraying, according to Regional Entomologist Jeffrey De Guzman, should only be conducted in hotspot areas where increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent an impending outbreak.

At exactly 4 o’clock in the afternoon, residents of the said barangay joined the nation in conducting “Sabayang 4 o’clock Habit para Deng-Get Out.”

Tthe City Government of San Fernando headed by Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago is steadfast in its agenda “Malusog na Fernandino, Masiglang Pamumuhay ay Sigurado” as it supports and implements numerous health and wellness programs to ensure the welfare of the Fernandinos.

As what Santiago always says: “Ang kalusugan ay isang kayamanan, kung kaya’t ang lahat ng Fernandino ay dapat maging malusog dahil ito ang daan sa pagkakaroon ng maayos at maunlad na komunidad,”

Best Barangay Nutrition Committees In CSF Recognized [ Tuesday | 6th day of August, 2019 | 2 months ago ]

In culmination of this year’s celebration of Nutrition Month in the City of San Fernando, the local government led by Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago and Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, together with the City Nutrition Council (CNC), recognized the 10 best performing Barangay Nutrition Committees during Monday’s flag ceremony.

Topping the list were Barangay Del Pilar,
headed by Captain Jerry Canlas, for large category; Barangay Dela Paz Norte,
headed by Captain Wilzen Samia, for medium category; and Barangay Lara, headed
by Captain Carlito Manabat, for small category.

Other barangays that were awarded were
Baliti, Quebiawan, Magliman, Saguin, Sindalan, Alasas and Sto. Rosario.

Meanwhile, Luna Quitor of Barangay Malpitic
was hailed as the Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar, besting 83 other
scholars from different barangays in the city.

The CNC shared that the awardees were
carefully evaluated based on the set criteria by the National Nutrition Council
which ensures that health and nutrition programs are implemented and delivered
to the community, thus, giving adequate care to the nutritionally vulnerable.

In his speech, Mayor EdSa lauded all the
barangay officials and health workers for their commitment to provide basic
health and nutrition services to their constituents. He also noted that the
country’s malnutrition issue can be best resolved with the involvement of the
grassroot level.

“Natutuwa ako sa aktibong partisipasyon ng
ating mga barangay sa pagpapanatili ng isang masigla at malusog na syudad. Isa
ang ‘kalusugan’ sa aking 10-point agenda kung kaya’t umaasa ako sa kanilang
patuloy na pakikiisa sa lokal na pamahalaan sa paghahandog ng libre at
dekalidad na health services sa mga Fernandino ‘from womb to tomb’,” he added.

CSF Officials Draft New Priority Programs [ Tuesday | 6th day of August, 2019 | 2 months ago ]

Top officials and officers of the City Government of San Fernando have taken initial steps in realizing their goals and ambitions for the city for the next three years, through the recent presentation and approval of the 2019-2022 Executive-Legislative Agenda (ELA).

This measure was made possible through the gathering anew of the Legislative-Executive Advisory Council (LEDAC) members, headed by Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago and Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, in a conference held on July 31-August 2, 2019 at Grande Island Resort in Subic, Zambales.

Now, all proposed new ordinances and resolutions, including the proposed amendments to old ordinances from Santiago, Lazatin, Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) members, and heads of offices, are set to be reviewed and pursued by the city government, together with its stakeholders and partners.


More than 70 priority programs from the local government unit’s executive departments, encompassing the current administration’s 10-point agenda, were presented during the conference, through OIC-City Planning and Development Coordinator Chryzl Sicat.

Santiago’s “Kalusugan” agenda made the largest recorded number of listed priorities under the said branch, followed by his agenda on “Pamilya.”

Some of the new proposals under the health agenda are focusing on further support for barangay health workers and nutrition scholars, provision of best health and nutrition program for the CSF-LGU employees, and adaptation of Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition, among others.

A number of items with the goal to amend existing health and safety-related ordinances were also included in the list, particularly the Smoke-Free, Himlayang Fernandino, Healthy Lifestyle/Calorie Count, and Central Pharmacy ordinances.

While, an ordinance institutionalizing the city Sports Academy and resolution approving the Sports Development Plan took the lead among the listed proposals under the administration’s top agenda, “Edukasyon,” giving benefits soon to the city’s aspiring young athletes and sports enthusiasts.

The other remaining proposals fall under the following agenda: “Trabaho at Kabuhayan,” “Kalikasan at Kapaligiran,” “Kapayapaan at Kaayusan,” “Imprastraktura,” “Kalakalan at Pamumuhunan,” “Kultura at Turismo,” and “Gobyernong Mapagkakatiwalaan.”
“Ang pangarap natin sa Siyudad San Fernando, isang buhay na may kaledad.

Kaya tayo naglatag ng mga agenda upang ating maging gabay sa pagbuo ng buhay na may kaledad. Ngayon, yung pangarap na ito, nabubuo na natin nang paunti-unti, mula sa pagbibigay ng magandang edukasyon sa Fernandinos hanggang sa pag-aalay ng tapat na pamamahala,” the local chief executive said.


From the remarkable record of 535 resolutions and 140 ordinances created for the past three years, the re-elected and neophyte city council members, being part of the “committed branch in performing effective legislative measures and actions toward the attainment of sustainable development in the city,” have also drafted priority programs for 2019-2022.

The proposed programs also covered the administration’s 10-point agenda, focusing on the following: creation of Green Building ordinance; establishment of a city library; creation of road connectivity, illumination project, and upgrading activities to infrastructures in some areas; and, creation of Comprehensive Youth Welfare and Development Code, among others.

There were also a number of amendments to old ordinances in the city, particularly on the city’s Games and Amusement and Traffic Management codes, Free Movies for all Bonafide Senior Citizens ordinance, and Plastic-Free ordinance.

“We will be working closely with the executive department in making sure that all programs will be implemented. We, in the legislative branch, commit ourselves for the active support and participation for the accomplishment of ELA,” SP Presiding Officer Lazatin said.


Alongside the presentation of the proposed programs from the executive and legislative branches, Sicat also presented the 2019 Legislative Alignment Report, comprising of facts and data on the status of the delivery of government services under different objectives and measures from year 2017 to 2018.

The report highlighted some of the notable accomplishments of the LGU in many aspects—from the education agenda’s significant increase in the completion and graduation rates of young Fernandinos—to the city’s compliance to the Partial Reorganization Ordinance where several plantilla positions in the LGU were filled up.

The LEDAC Conference, which marked its 17th year in the city, was held to gather the executive and legislative leaders of the LGU in a bid to craft the 2019-2022 ELA in accordance with the further realization of CSF’s vision, “The City of San Fernando (P), Home of the Giant Lanterns, will be the Model of Countryside Development by 2025.”

“Ang LEDACC ay siyang mahalagang pagkakataon upang pag-isahin ang mga ideya at naisin ng ehekutibo at lehislatibo para sa isang lokal na gobyerno. At kapag naipag-isa natin yung mga iyon, makakamit natin yung pinakamahalagang adhikain natin—ang gawing modelo ang siyudad, modelo ng isang masaya, tapat, at malinis na pangongobyerno,” Santiago expressed.

Simultaneous Breastfeeding In CSF ‘Big Latch On’ [ Saturday | 3rd day of August, 2019 | 3 months ago ]

A global simultaneous breastfeeding event, “The Big Latch On” took place at the Vista Mall in the City of San Fernando on August 2, 2019.

More than 100 lactating mothers coming from different barangays of the capital city participated in the activity which was spearheaded by the City Health Office in partnership with the Soroptimist International Pampanga Star and with the support of the City Tourism Office.

“The Big Latch On” that marked its third year in the city, is a worldwide breastfeeding event where mothers congregate to breastfeed their children to promote and support breastfeeding.

In her opening remarks, Dr. Rowena Salas, Rural Health Unit 4 physician, warmly welcomed the participants and urged them to consistently practice breastfeeding as it brings good benefits to their children.

“Napakaganda po sa kalusugan ng mga bata at maging sa inyo po ang breastfeeding, kaya sana po ipagpatuloy po natin ito upang lumaking malulusog ang inyong mga anak,” Salas said.

A one-minute breastfeeding session was conducted, followed by raffle games with packages for mothers and babies as prizes.

A similar activity was also held at SM City San Fernando Downtown.

Part of the program was the discussion of the significance and benefits of breastfeeding led by Lovelyn Ocampo, breastfeeding advocate and member of Cabalen Oilers, and Dr. Maria Luisa Ruedas, Medical Officer IV of Pediatrics Department of Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital.

Along with the big latch on, is a trade fair dubbed “Kapampangan Mompreneur Fair” wherein entrepreneur moms gathered together to showcase a variety products such as food, arts, clothes, cosmetics and home accessories. It will run until August 4.

“The Big Latch On” is just one of the capital city’s ways in making Fernandinos healthy and fit.

In fact, various programs and activities on health and wellness towards a vigorous community are being conducted by the local government headed by Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago.

As what Santiago always says: “Walang maiiwan sa Syudad San Fernando. Nasa sinapupunan pa lamang ang sanggol hanggang sa paglaki niya ay may mga nakaabang nang programa para sa kanila.”

“The Big Latch On” will also be staged at Robinsons Starmills and SM Telabastagan this weekend.

CSF Bags Bronze For Priming Human Resource Management [ Wednesday | 31st day of July, 2019 | 3 months ago ]

The City Government of San Fernando’s Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO) was named by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as one of the outstanding local government agencies in the country that has implemented and performed “meritocratic and excellent human resource management systems.”

Thus, it bagged the CSC’s Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) Bronze Award during the opening program of the three-day Public Sector HR Symposium on July 24, 2019 at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. 

Receiving the recognition was Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, together with OIC-City Administrator Atty. Atlee Viray, City Human Resource Management Officer Rachelle Yusi, and other CHRMO personnel. 

The CSC stated that “CSF was able to manage and implement its human resource management systems according to documented process, thereby achieving a process-defined HRM in the four core HRM systems under the PRIME-HRM.” 

It can be recalled that in the previous year, all four core HRM systems of the said office were Level II accredited by the agency. These include recruitment, selection, and placement; learning and development; performance management; and, rewards and recognition. 

Yusi said that through this recognition, “passion” will continuously be on top of their work. 

“The City Human Resource Management Office got this PRIME-HRM Bronze Award not just because of our hardwork but, more so, of the sincere appreciation of each one and this will continuously inspire us to be more passionate about HR work,” she said.


Santiago, for his part, expressed that this award was a manifestation of the cooperation of the implementing office and the rest of the employees. 

“Lagi kong sinasabi na ‘human resource is still the greatest form of all resources.’ But what makes it great? Nagiging makabuluhan ito kung nagtutulungan ang resource office at ang nasasakupan nito. Kaya natutuwa tayo dahil nakikita natin ‘yan dito sa ating lokal na pamahalaan. Mula sa proseso ng recruitment hanggang sa pagkilala sa abilidad, ginagawa natin,” said Santiago. 

Hosted annually by the CSC, the symposium has been staged since 2013 and has gathered different international and local public leaders and HR practitioners with the goal to further strengthen and develop the HR practices in the country.

CSF Promotes Child Nutrition Through ‘Bibo Kid’ [ Wednesday | 31st day of July, 2019 | 3 months ago ]

The City Government of San Fernando, through its City Nutrition Council, continues to promote proper nutrition among children through “Bibo Kid,” an annual search for the healthiest, smartest, and most talented Fernandino kids. 

For its 2019 edition, a total of 11 Fernandino kids, aged four to six years old, took on the challenge of encouraging the children and parents about proper nutrition as they exhibited their talents and health advocacies. 

Among the talents shown were dancing, singing, and story-telling that highlight healthy lifestyle habits such as eating nutritious food and doing physical activities. 
At the end of the search, John Dela Cruz of Barangay San Pedro was hailed as “Bibo Kid” for this year. He also bagged other special awards including “Best in Talent” and “Darling of the Crowd.” 

Joining Dela Cruz were Nathan Sison of Malino (second place), and Calil Sephia De Guzman of San Agustin (third place). Jhon Nickelo Regala of Pandaras meanwhile brought home the “Best in Casual Wear” award. 

Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, for his part, congratulatored the winning kids, and encouraged all parents to work hand-in-hand with the city government. 

“Nais kong ipaabot ang pagbati natin sa mga ‘Bibo Kids.’ Itong patimpalak na ito ay naging tulay na para masama natin ang ibang bata sa adbokasiya natin tungkol sa pagkakaroon ng malusog na pangangatawan. Hinihikayat naman natin ang lahat ng magulang na makipagtulungan sa ating mga programa lalo na sa aspetong pangkalusugan. Ito ay para naman sa ating mga anak,” Santiago said. 

Meanwhile, the Commission on Population (POPCOM) Region 3, headed by Director Rosa Fortaleza, also graced the event for the birthday celebration of five-year-old Kylie Dalusung, the city’s 100 Millionth Symbolic Pinoy, who was born on July 27, 2014. 

Dalusung received a cash grant from POPCOM amounting to P5,000, plus vitamins and medicines from the City Health Office.

Fernandino Teachers Showcase Cooking Skills [ Wednesday | 31st day of July, 2019 | 3 months ago ]

The City Agriculture and Veterinary Office once again hosted on July 19, 2019 the annual cooking challenge, which, for this year, was participated by CSF integrated schools teachers. Monggo (mung beans) was the main ingredient for this year’s contest. 

As the competition ended, Pampanga High School teachers emerged as winners, with “Petit Monggo Roll,” “Mongo Nuggets,” and “Monggo de Pastillas” as their entries for appetizer, main dish, and dessert categories, respectively. 

Nuestra Señora Del Pilar Integrated School meanwhile finished the challenge at second spot while Dolores Integrated School took the third spot. 

City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay said that the CAVO made Monggo as the main ingredient as it aims to promote the legume’s economic value and help the participants learn its health contents that include vitamins and minerals, protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

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