Catherine Joy L. Maglalang

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Catherine Joy L. Maglalang is the Bulacan correspondent of the BusinessMirror. She is also connected to some community newspapers such as Dyaryo LAKAN, Lathalaing Kaakibat ng Mamamayan and Mabuhay, lingguhang Pilipino mula pa noong 1980. Ms. Maglalang is also the elected secretary of the Kaugnay Media Defense Corps, Inc. of the 48 Infantry Battalion of the 7th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. She was previously connected to Radyo TV Bulacan, Inc. dubbed, "Ang nag-iisang Kapampangan sa bakuran ng Radyo Bulacan," as a regular volunteer reporter and co-anchor of 'Puntong Bulakenyo ni Kuya Mon Lazaro.' In March 2016, she finished Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting at the La Verdad Christian College-Apalit.

DTI Central Luzon office cites services to MSMEs

THROUGH its One Town, One Product Next Generation (Otop Next Gen) and the Brand Equity Development (BED) programs, the Department of Trade and Industry Region 3 (DTI-3) has helped a total of 157 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon in 2017. Of this total, 39 enterprises are in the food sector, while 118 are in the nonfood sectors, according to DTI Information Officer Region 3 Warren T. Serrano.

GMA leads opening of SCTEx exits in Pampanga

FORMER President and now Pampanga Second District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led on Monday the ceremonial drive-thriugh that signaled the inauguration of new infrastructure projects, such as the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (Sctex) Mabiga Interchange and North Luzon Expressway (Nlex Sta. Ines-Magalang Exit that will help promote traffic safety and convenience for motorists traveling along Nlex, SCTEx  and MacArthur Highway within the Greater Clark area.

Bulacan to host CLRAA 2018, opens Feb. 25

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan—Student-athletes from Region 3 are a few steps closer to the most coveted sports competition in the country as they try to outdo one another in the upcoming Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Meet from February 26 to March 2 here in the province of Bulacan.

DTI-CL intensifies price monitoring of basic goods

IN response to public concerns about the effect on prices of basic commodities of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, and in compliance with a directive from Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, the regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Luzon has intensified its monitoring of the prices and supply of basic goods and prime commodities in major stores and supermarkets in Central Luzon.

Bulacan’s ‘Usapang Agri’ forum tackled land reclassification, housing conversion

CITY OF MALOLOS—The provincial government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado addressed on Tuesday the concern of his constituents regarding excessive land reclassification and conversion of productive land that might affect the food production. He tackled these twin issues during the “Usapang Agri: Pangangalaga sa Lupang Sakahan Forum” held at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city.

Nlex Drive and Dine soon to operate in Valenzuela City

CITY OF VALENZUELA—Motorists heading to Metro Manila from Central and Northern Luzon destinations will soon have a prime pit stop along Valenzuela City as the Nlex Corp., through its subsidiary Nlex Ventures Corp. (NVC), broke ground Monday last week, for its first company-owned expressway service facility, on the southbound of North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) in Barangay Canumay in this city.

PLDT, provincial bus operators to uplift local commute

LEADING digital services provider PLDT, through its business group PLDT Enterprise, has partnered with the one of the country’s biggest bus operators’ groups to redefine local commute and evolve the current bus transportation system for the benefit of commuters. The partnership with the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP) was announced on July 26.

20 suspects nabbed in Bulacan anti-illegal-drugs operation

CAMP GENERAL ALEJO, City of Malolos, Bulacan— At least 20 drug suspects were arrested, and 44 plastic sachets of suspected shabu, five plastic sachets with suspected dried leaves of marijuana, buy-bust money and assorted drug paraphernalia were seized on Tuesday in different buy-bust op­erations conducted by the Bula­can Police in different cities and municipalities in the province of Bulacan.

Urban poor reclaims housing area after almost a year in gutters

THE Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) with community leaders in Apollo, Tandang Sora, Quezon City, led last Sunday the residents to reclaim the area where their houses were demolished from just days before President Duterte’s inauguration last year. The President had declared there would be no demolition without relocation. However, the residents of Apollo were offered no such arrangement and have been homeless for nearly a year.

NPA secretary arrested by AFP forces

FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija—Joint elements of the 703rd Infantry (Agila) Brigade, the 56th Infantry (Tatag) Battalion and the National Police in Nueva Ecija nabbed a certain alias Isaac/Moises, front secretary of Platun Nueva Ecija-Nueva Vizcaya-Eastern Pangasinan on Wednesday.

DTI to showcase 200 MSMEs at national food fair 2017

CITY OF MANDALUYONG—The Department of  Trade and Industry (DTI), through its Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP), is set to showcase various food and delicacies of the Philippines with 200 participating micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during the SikatPinoy National Food Fair, dubbed as “Piling-piling Pagkaing Pilipino”, from March 15 to 19, 2017 at the Megatrade Halls 1 to 3, fifth floor, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

DOST gives digital science library in Bulacan

PANDI, Bulacan—National and Bulacan officials of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) led recently the turn-over ceremony of the Science and Technology Academic and Research-based Openly Operated Kiosk Station (Starbooks) at the Virginia-Ramirez Cruz Memorial National High School in Barangay Siling Bata in this municipality.

DTI slates MSME national food fair for next month

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP), is set to showcase regional food and delicacies with 200 participating micro, small and medium enterprises in the forthcoming SikatPinoy National Food Fair “Piling-piling Pagkaing Pilipino” from March 15 to 19 at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

7th ID general open to resume dialogue with CPP-NPA-NDF

FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija—Seventh Infantry Division (ID) of the Philippine Army Cmdr. Major General Angelito De Leon led on Wednesday the distribution of Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) benefits for 10 rebel returnees in the province with checks amounting to P807,000 at the Provincial Capitol in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

OMB launches anti-film, song-piracy campaign in Bulacan

CITY OF MEYCAUAYAN, Bulacan—Optical Media Board (OMB) Chairman Anselmo B. Adriano and Maria Liza Diño, the chairman of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, led on Tuesday the ceremonial destruction of approximately 15,000 confiscated compact discs and compact disc digital videos (CDs-DVDs) at the national high school in this city.

Luisita farmers: What Abuse?

AMID accusations of “slave-like conditions” and cases of human trafficking filed against a labor recruiter and a sugar mill in Tarlac, a number of farmers have described very different and contradictory accounts about their working environment.