Agri- Trade Fair highlights best products of Tarlac

The Provincial Government of Tarlac (PGT) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture- Central Luzon, lead the conduct of the Provincial Agri- Trade Fair in celebration of Tarlac’s 138th Founding Anniversary, Rotary Lane, May 24-  27.

Trade fair is one of the strategies set by the PGT to make the province a top spot in relation with agricultural products, culture and tourism.

The trade fair showcase the best products that can be found in the province of Tarlac and its municipalities like fresh agricultural crops, handicrafts, processed foods, furniture, organic products, and many more.

The conducting of the said fair was spearheaded by Tarlac Governor Victor A. Yap, Tarlac 3rd District Congresswoman Susan Yap, Vice- Governor Pearl Angeli Pacada and the Provincial Board Members.

The trade fair draws 30 stalls of different Natural Tarlac products from different establishments inside the province.

With this year’s trade fair, PGT hopes to encourage more Tarlaqueños to boost their interests in building business by creating products which are truly Natural Tarlac.

(Stephen M. Paraan)


Financing summit for health held

The Provincial Government of Tarlac [PGT] in partnership with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Tarlac Chapter and the Asian Institute for Management–Center for Development Management conducted a Health Financing Summit at the Tarlac capitol’s Bulwagan ng mga Gubernador last May 23.

The Health Financing Summit, with this year’s theme “Universal Health Care: The Role of Health Financing in Achieving Universal Health Care”, is an annual health conference which aims to educate Filipinos on how the government moves to improve the health system and services throughout the country.

Health Undersecretary David Lozada read the message of President Benigno Aquino III with Dr. Leizel Lagrada, World Health Organization [WHO] Philippine representative Dr. Soe Nyunt-U, Dr. Alberto Romualdez, Arcenia Torres and Dr. Ramon Paterno discussing the programs’ overview, strengthening of health systems, and the universal health care program.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ricardo Ramos shared information on the improved health care systems and services in the province and what had been done in attaining it.

The role and importance of information and communications technology [ICT] in achieving and sustaining universal health care was emphasized by Ms. Sylvia Stolk and Mr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go of the Asian Institute of Management detailed the fixed formula on how to implement health care systems in the country. Former San Isidro, Nueva Ecija Mayor Sonia Lorenzo likewise shared her experience on health financing.

Governor Victor Yap, who along with second district Representative Susan Yap, Vice Governor Pearl Angeli Erguiza-Pacada and other provincial officials, attending the health summit, said that health is for all and that the summit is very important in keeping a healthy citizenry.

“Health is an essential part in our four first program—Kalusugan muna is integrated in our program dubbed Sulong Tarlac,” he said.
Tarlac has a program called four first under its Sulong Tarlac battlecry. These are pagkain muna, kalusugan muna, edukasyon muna and trabaho muna.

“I hope that with this year’s health financing summit, a much improved implementation of the country’s health care systems and services will be realized,” the governor said

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Tarlac Province celebrate its 138th ‘Araw ng Lalawigang Tarlac’

The Provincial Government of Tarlac (PGT), spearheaded by 2-term Governor Victor A. Yap will conduct its annual Araw ng Lalawigang Tarlac celebration which is now in its 138th year with the theme ‘Ganda at Galing … Natural Tarlac’ . It will be a week- long celebration which will be held on May 23- 28, 2011.

The celebration will start with a mass at the Provincial Capitol Lobby and will be followed by the Flagraising ceremonies in front of the Capitol Building. After which, some sporting events like Basketball, Volleyball, Darts, and an extreme Zipline and Wall Climbing will be held in different locations around the province to be participated by the employees of the Capitol. Food Plaza and Local Bands concert will be held at the Maria Cristina Park 5PM onwards.

Azkals’ Forward Phil Younghusband will do a Football Exhibition on May 24, at the Tarlac Recreational Park (TRP, now known as Jose V. Yap Sports and Recreational Complex).

Meanwhile, business- minded Tarlaqueños will surely love the Go Negosyo Franchise Fair on May 25 at the Tarlac Events Place.

On the 4th day of the celebration will shine the true beauty of Tarlaqueño ladies as Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman hosts the Mutya ng Lalawigan 2011 at the Maria Cristina Park.

Different TV personalities will be seen on the Variety Show and Grand Fireworks Display which will highlight the 5th day of the celebration, Maria Cristina Park.

And to end the week- long celebration at the last day, Spongecola and 6 Cycle Mind will rock the lands of Tarlac in the SMB Night*# at the Maria Cristina Park, 7 PM onwards.

With the supporting spirit of each Tarlaqueño, the week- long 138th Araw ng Lalawigan celebration will surely be total success.

*Ticket rates 200 pesos.
#Free ride from Capitol to TRP.

(Stephen Paraan)

Tarlac Recreational Park renamed Jose V. Yap Sports and Recreational Complex

The Tarlac Recreational Park (now renamed as Jose V. Yap Sports and Recreational Park) during the Palarong Pambansa 2010 hosted by Tarlac Province

TARLAC—The Sangguniang Panlalawigan [SP] through Provincial Ordinance No. 001-2010 has renamed the historic Tarlac Recreational Park [TRP] into the Jose V. Yap Sports and Recreational Complex in honor of the late Tarlac Governor and Representative Jose “Aping” Villa Agustin Yap.

Authored by then Board Members Amado de Leon and Carlito David, the ordinance which was enacted March 25 of last year, stated that “the establishment of a modern and fully-equipped sports center in the province of Tarlac was conceived as early as 2004 by the late Congressman Jose Yap who was then the governor.”

The purchase and acquisition of the lot for the sports center was established and negotiated during the late Yap’s term.

“Whereas, having put in place the establishment of the sports center during his term as governor of the province, the late Congressman Jose V. Yap continued to work towards the realization of the sports complex by making it as one of his major priority projects as Congressman of the second district of Tarlac,” the ordinance declared.

The ordinance further read, “that the TRP, is undeniably the brainchild of the late Yap, which he, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Tarlac through Governor Victor Yap, has put to completion [and was] the venue of the Palarong Pambansa 2010.”

The present and past members of provincial board led by Vice Governor Pearl Angeli Pacada, Board Members Rommel David, Noel dela Cruz, Tito Razalan, Harmes Sembrano, Antonio Cervantes Jr., Enrico de Leon, Danilo Asiaten, Henry Cruz, Danilo David, George Feliciano, Jude Joseph David and John Patrick Agustin and former Board Members Carlito David, Amado de Leon, Frank Dayao, Pablito Rosete, Tyrone Aganon and Danilo Malonzo presented the ordinance to the family of Yap and was received by his widow, Zenaida and children Daniel, San Jose Mayor Jose Jr., Congresswoman Susan, and Governor Victor.

In Jose Jr.’s response, he thanked the former and present SP for the honor and said that his family is proud that the sports center be named after his late father.

Gov. Victor for his part said that he is honored that [the TRP] was renamed in honor of his father and thanked the provincial board.
“Isang pasasamat ng pamilya. The ordinance was signed on March 2010 so that was a few weeks after my dad died. We’re grateful for the people who made this possible,” he said.

The governor likewise lamented the reasons why it took him that long to accept the ordinance.

“Marahil nagtataka ang ibang tao kung bakit di ko agad tinanggap [ordinance]. Ang tatay ko ay di naman hangad na ipangalan sa kanya ang mga ginagawa niya. I think what is important is the things he went through in life, his service to our people,” he pointed-out adding that a simple marker for his father should have been enough as recognition for his efforts.

“Muli, maraming salamat to the honor you have bestowed to my father,” he said.

The newly renamed sport complex has an Olympic standard track-and-field oval and swimming pool, two football, baseball and soft baseball fields, two basketball, volleyball, sepak takraw and sipa courts, a VIP lounge and a media center. It is situated on a 78-hectare hilly terrain.

(by: PIO Media Affairs/Arvin Cabalu;

Palarong Pambansa Tarlac 2010 Videos

(Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Palarong Pambansa)

(Opening Ceremonies Skydiving Exhibition courtesy of the AFP Northern Luzon Command- NOLCOM)

(Opening Ceremonies- Parade of Delegates)

more videos here…


Click link to watch ALL 53 videos of the Palarong Pambansa Tarlac 2010:

  • Videos courtesy of Timeline Media and the Provincial Government of Tarlac.

Tarlac Elections Result

(Results of the 2010 Automated Local Elections in Tarlac Province, arranged alphabetically)

1 AGANON, Marcelino, Jr. G. 70,340
2 BAGTAS, Mario A. 5,395
3 CALMA, Ernesto S. 2,619
4 SANTOS, Salvador D. 2,136
5 YAP, Victor A. 349,876
1 DAYAO, Franklin D. 95,521
2 PACADA, Pearl Angeli E. 178,401
3 SAWIT, Wilfredo Y. 135,906
1 DAVID, Rommel C. 65,796
2 DELA CRUZ, Noel B. 47,809
3 FAJARDO, Rey Christopher D. 46,179
4 GUERRERO, Rodolfo F. 33,665
5 LOPEZ, Deoval C. 26,889
6 MADDELA, Mario N. 28,805
7 RAZALAN, Tito G. 67,627
1 AGANON, Tyrone H. 45,324
2 ASIATEN, Danilo C. 56,020
3 BUAN, Bienvenido, Jr. B. 43,947
4 CERVANTES, Antonio Jr F. 84,234
5 CONCEPCION, Jesus V. 11,914
6 DE LEON, Enrico J. 80,652
7 FAJARDO, Arlan P. 29,770
8 SABADO, Godofredo Jr. M. 44,741
9 SEMBRANO, Harmes S. 93,048
1 CRUZ, Henry P. 50,255
2 DAVID, Danilo D. 51,960
3 DIZON, Arnaldo P. 23,320
4 DIZON, Arnel T. 19,497
5 FELICIANO, George P. 32,586
6 NARCISO, Raul L. 18,535
7 PINEDA, Rolando R. 28,384
8 POLICARPIO, Carlito M. 10,640
9 QUIZON, Enrique L. 18,621
10 RIVERA, Rainier Q. 24,907
1 COJUANGCO, Enrique M. 125,753
2 INOCENCIO, Efren D. 6,475
1 MENDOZA, Genaro M. 66,135
2 YAP, Susan A. 115,171
1 CATACUTAN, Reynaldo L. 56,424
2 LAPUS, Jeci A. 71,709