Joey Pavia

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Joey N. Pavia is a veteran reporter based in Pampanga. Aside from news, he also contributes feature stories and articles about local and international travels. He is also focus on making business news as

Hauslands Pampanga opens

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Hauslands Pampanga subdivision, about a two-minutes drive from the Mexico exit of the Northern Luzon Expressway has opened on November 17.

55 old houses in one home in Bataan

BAGAC, Bataan-—At least 55 old houses, one of which was constructed in 1744, are reconstructed at the resort here to highlight a prominent businessman’s love for the arts, culture and heritage of the country.

SM wants ‘global brands’ at 55 malls

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—SM Prime Holdings Inc., operators of 55 SM Supermalls operating nationwide, is asking owners of “global brands” to invest in its malls for the benefit of its customers, a high-ranking SM official said.

Airport C.E.O. wants new Clark Terminal

CLARK FREEPORT—The new president and CEO of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) is pushing for the construction of a French-designed terminal at the Clark International Airport (CIA), in anticipation of more passenger volume and aviation activities under the administration of President Duterte.

PLDT, Smart to install free Wi-Fi in nation’s 18 airports

CLARK FREEPORT—PLDT and its wireless unit  Smart Communications will be installing free high-speed Internet at 18 major airports and other public-transport hubs in the first 100 days of President Duterte, an official of the country’s leading telecommunications firm and multimedia-services provider said on August 19.

Clark offers afternoon flights to PAL, CEB

CLARK FREEPORT—Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President and CEO Emigdio P. Tanjuatco III said airline companies, including Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Philippine Airlines (PAL), could begin local commercial flights at the Clark International Airport (CIA) “even by tomorrow,” because they have no flights the whole afternoon every day.

Clark provides refuge to 13 passenger planes

CLARK FIELD, Pampanga—At least 13 commercial aircraft, including 10 owned by Taiwanese carriers, sought refuge at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga at the height of Typhoon Butchoy, a Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) official said on Saturday.

SM malls treat kids with Cartoon Network display

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—SM Prime Holdings Inc., operator of at least 54 SM Supermalls, treated its “major” customers at the two malls in Pampanga’s capital city over the weekend with a Cartoon Network-inspired grand Christmas launch to primarily delight children.

Orissa: Garden of peace and wellness in Pampanga

MAGALANG, Pampanga —At the foot of Mount Arayat in Barangay Ayala here is the Orissa Garden of Wellness. The 2.2-hectare area of Orissa —set to be expanded—is owned by wellness advocate and yoga teacher Riza Lagman Lim, who grew up in nearby Angeles City.

MNTC: Nlex, SCTEx integration 30% complete

MABALACAT CITY—The P700-million integration of the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) and the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) is 30-percent done and will be completed as scheduled in November, an official of the Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) disclosed over the weekend.

Robinsons allots P3.04M for giant lantern festival

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—For the eighth straight year, Robinsons Starmills Pampanga will host the annual Giant Lantern Festival (GLF), which attracted at least 250,000 spectators in 2014. Jodee Paulette Arroyo, group property manager of Robinsons Land Corp., said the company allotted P3.04 million for the staging of the GLF on December 19.

‘Trains needed for Clark to N. Luzon’

ANGELES CITY—Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President and CEO Emigdio Tanjuatco III said he is batting for the construction of a railway system connecting Clark to areas in North Luzon to increase passengers at the international airport in Pampanga.

Business approves design to address worsening traffic on Pampanga road

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Business groups, led by the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PamCham), unanimously approved on Wednesday the design for the portion of the busy highway near the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) exit here. PamCham officials said they approved the government design to address the worsening traffic affecting major businesses at the capital city.

Albay rising

DARAGA, ALBAY—Gov. Joey Salceda and his people saw it coming. There would be more tourists in their province due to the province’s world-class natural and man-made wonders and captivating scenic spots.

Korean businessman sues six CDC execs for harassment

ANGELES CITY—Clark Development Corp. (CDC) President and  CEO Arthur  Tugade and five other CDC officials were charged with grave misconduct and grave coercion before the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged harassment of a South Korean businessman and the forced removal of his corporation from the Clark Freeport  in January.

Facebook-inspired book promotes Angeles City

ANGELES CITY—Leading social network Facebook has inspired a local group, led by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and his wife, Herminia, to come up with book for the present and future generations of this highly urbanized city.

San Fernando bans crucifixion of foreigners

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Organizers of the of the 2015 Holy Week commemoration here announced on Monday that foreigners will no longer be allowed to have themselves crucified during penitential rites on Good Friday in Barangay San Pedro Cutud.