Porac execs, workers join earthquake drill

PORAC– Mayor Jaime “Jing” Capil and Vice Mayor Francis “Budoy” Tamayo led the 3rd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) held at the Bayung Porac Command Center On Wednesday, Sept. 7 The drill is aimed to prepare municipal employees in the event of an earthquake. The local executives urged the private to launch drills in […]


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The Department of Public Works and Highway Region III (DPWH-3) ordered the prioritization of repair of public infrastructures that were damaged by typhoon “Karding”. This, after DPWH-3 Director Roseller Tolentino saw the extent of damages left by the recent typhoon to infrastructures in the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Bulacan and Pampanga. […]

Sangil: It is a term of endearment

I am called many names. My parents and kins called me boy when I was still in shorts in my hometown of Porac. My playmates called me Doyk. Until today I don’t know why. I was the city information officer in 1968 under the administration of the late Mayor Eugenio N. Suarez. Whenever he summoned […]

Arceo: Mobilizing the grassroots

Food security is a global issue but for us Filipinos, it is the most sensitive issue at hand under the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. After the President made himself the Secretary of Agriculture following his pronouncements to initiate developments for rice production, agricultural imports, and food security, everyone closely monitored his actions. […]

In celebration of love

PAMPANGA. The local government of Porac under the leadership of Mayor Jaime V. Capil recently put up giant heart shape lanterns along the baywalk and mini-park in the town in celebration of Valentine’s Day. (Chris Navarro) The post In celebration of love appeared first on Sunstar Pampanga.

Repairs put Pampanga chapel’s heritage value at risk

PORAC, Pampanga, Philippines — Repair work on a 159-year-old circular chapel that was damaged by an earthquake in April 2019 had been found to be inconsistent with heritage conservation protocols, according to a cultural advocate. The project initiated by lay leaders in Barangay Pio here had already installed steel trusses, aluminum roof, metal stairs to […]

P7.1M shabu seized in Pampanga sting ops

Porac, Pampanga – About 1.25 kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P7.1 million was confiscated from a suspected illegal drug trafficker believed to be operating in Pampanga and in nearby areas in Central Luzon Thursday evening. Police Col. Andres Simbajon Jr., acting director of the Pampanga Provincial Police Office, identified the suspect […]

Nativity in Porac

PAMPANGA. It feels like Christmas in Porac, Pampanga as a life-size replica of the Nativity is put up at the municipal hall to uplift the spirits of people despite the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Chris Navarro) The post Nativity in Porac appeared first on Sunstar.

Community kitchens provide hot meals for poor families in Porac

DOZENS of poor families in the mountainside town of Porac have been braving the challenge of an extended community quarantine with the help of the town’s community kitchens that have been providing hot meals to residents. Established by the municipal government through the help of barangay officials and volunteers, the community kitchens are located along […]