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Governor Susan Yap Presides PDRRMC Response Cluster Amidst Preparations For #KardingPH

Presided by the Honorable Governor and PDRRMC Chairperson Susan A. Yap, the PDRRMC Response Cluster was convened this morning to ensure that necessary preparedness and response measures are in place in anticipation of the effect of STY Karding in the province of Tarlac.

Present during the meeting were heads and representatives of various offices and agencies of the Response Cluster who presented their preparedness measures and resources ready for deployment.



Uniformed – TPPO/ BFP/ 3RD MECH/522ECB/ PAF-TOG3

Utility Providers – PrimeWater/ Tarlac Electric Inc.

Also present were personnel from the LDRRMOs of Camiling, Concepcion, Mayantoc, Paniqui, Victoria and Tarlac City.

Our utmost thanks and appreciation to all those who attended this important activity, especially to Engr. Noel Lacadin of DENR-MGB R3 and Mr. Stephen Vargas for serving as resource persons, as well as for the recommendations proposed to ensure the safety and well-being of Tarlaquenos.


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Annyeonghaseyo! PGT Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With Daejin University

To further strengthen ties and promote each other’s cultures, an educational contingent from South Korea recently visited our province.

Delegates from the Daejin University of South Korea spent three days in Tarlac visiting various educational institutions to look for various courses where students could possibly engage in exchange student programs.

Leading the Daejin University delegation was President Leem, Youngmoon, Director Lee, Myeong Woo, Team Leader Park,  Jun Yong, Director for International Affairs Kwon, Ho, and Relations Manager Lim, Kyung Nam. The delegation was also joined by Korean investors, Shin Hyup Bank President Shin, Dong Moon, Khan Group Chairman Kim, Hyuk and Khan Group Vice Chairman Hu, Mi Ae.

Their first destination was at the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) where they were met by TAU President Dr. Max Guillermo. The Korean delegation visited also Tarlac State University’s new president Dr. Arnold Velasco and the TSU Lucinda campus. The delegation then visited the PGT’s Tarlac Center for Learning and Skills Success (TCLASS) and were hosted by Ms. Maria Lira Reyes and Ms. Mylene Estaquio.

Tarlac Montessori School was the site for the program led by School Directress Dr. Elizabeth Asiaten and 2nd District Board Member Danilo Asiaten. The afternoon was spent to visit tourism destinations such as the Monasterio De Tarlac, Mudita Glamping Resort and the Jose V. Sports and Recreational Complex. In the evening the group was treated to a dinner by Gov. Susan A. Yap.

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HAPPENING NOW: Tarlac Art Fair At The Diwa Ng Tarlac

Mula Oktubre 5 – 31, 2022, nagbabalik ang ikalawang Tarlac Art Fair sa Art Gallery ng Diwa ng Tarlac!

Mula Oktubre 15 – 23, 2022 naman ay ang PINAKAMALAKING ART SHOW SA REHIYON! Ang kauna-unahang Central Luzon Art Fair na tatanghalin sa Bulwagang KanLahi ng Diwa ng Tarlac!

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LOOK: #CRK New Passenger Terminal Is Now Open For Business

The Grand Opening of Clark International Airport was held on September 28, 2022. The ceremony was headed by President Bongbong Marcos and was attended by Tarlac’s very own Governor Susan Yap.

Pictured: GSY with President Bongbong Marcos

Pictured: GSY with Atty. Agnes Devanadera

The #CRK project was a joint effort between Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, and the Department of Transportation.

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LOOK: Tarlac is Rainbow!

For the first time in history, the Tarlac Provincial Capitol was lit up in rainbow lights on June 15, 2022 in celebration of Pride Month. This momentous building lighting activity was the initiative of Governor Susan Yap and affirms the province’s support of freedom of expression among the LGBTQIA+ community.

Governor Susan Yap, in all her years of public service, has tirelessly strived to keep Tarlac province a safe and welcoming space for people of all genders, colors, backgrounds, and beliefs. As a pro-people leader, she shares that her vision for Tarlac has always been to keep the province a place where everybody and anybody can flourish as human beings.

Governor Yap and the Provincial Government of Tarlac expends all their efforts in fostering an open and discrimination-free community. She firmly believes that Tarlac thrives on the creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience that stems from its community’s diversity.

The rainbow lighting activity in the capitol was also a prelude to the series of events that Tarlac hosted all throughout Pride Month.

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Marching Bands Showcase World Class Talent In Tarlac

TEN Marching Bands under the auspices of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) showcased their world class talents in the main streets of Tarlac City that ended at the Maria Cristina Park last March 28 as part of the 149th foundation anniversary of Tarlac Province.

Governor Susan Yap and CCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that the Marching Bands dubbed “Banda Rito, Banda Roon” and agreed to present the bands during Tarlac’s anniversary.

The 10 Marching Bands were Banda Onse of Nueva Ecija, Ocampo’s Betis Band 46 of Pampanga, Philippine Army Band, Philippine Baton Twirling Association, Philippine Coast Guard Sympthonic Band, and the Banda Kuwarenta’y Sais, Banda El Gobernador, Primero Uno Band St. Joseph Band 98, Sta. Cecilia Band 89 from Cavite.

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Bagis Launched as Tarlac’s Official Dish

BAGIS, a dish popular among Tarlaqueños, was launched as the official dish of Tarlac province on May 28 during the celebration of the 149 th founding anniversary of Tarlac. Bagis, a dish that is considered an original Kapampangan recipe is made of ground meat [carabao, beef, pork or goat meat], calamansi juice, garlic, onion and is cooked in many different ways. It is tasty, easy to cook and budget friendly. Governor Susan Yap, Vice Governor Carlito David, Cultural Center of the Philippines President and National Commission for Culture and the Arts Chairman Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso and Provincial Tourism Point-Person Arsenio “Baby” Lugay II led the launching at the Rotary Lane where cooks from all over the province rendered their own version of the dish. In a press conference at the Bulwagan ng mga Gobernador, Lugay said that Bagis was chosen as the official dish because of its popularity and it is a regular dish found in almost all restaurant menus in the province.

“It is an original Kapampangan dish that was also adopted in the Ilocano-speaking towns of Tarlac. In our own study, it is the most common dish that can be found in the menus of local restaurants here in Tarlac,” Lugay said.

During the launching, Pasta Bagis, Bagis Kabagis, Pancit Bagis, Bagis Bistig, Garlic Pepper Bagis with Caramelized Onions, Ginataang Bagis, Atoy Ti Bagis and Traditional Bagis were served. Provincial Cooperative Enterprise Development Officer Marvi dela Cruz was in-charge of the launching.

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Philippine Governor-Elect Oh Young-Hoon Met With Governor of Tarlac “Win-Win For Both Countries by Expanding Seasonal Workers

On the 22nd, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor-elect Oh Young-hoon had a meeting with the Philippine Governor Susan Yap at the 4th floor of the Seolmundae Women’s Culture Center and discussed ways of exchange and cooperation between the two regions.

President-elect Oh said, “The Jeju region is experiencing difficulties due to a shortage of manpower in every farming season. said

Governor Susan Tarlac said, “I want to run a program to educate Filipino workers in Korean and work in Jeju.

In response, President-elect Oh said, “If public officials from Tarlac are permanently stationed in Jeju, it will be of great help in preventing seasonal workers from leaving without permission and protecting workers’ working conditions and human rights. He added.

President-elect Oh continued, “If we take office on July 1, let’s make discussions with Tarlac to operate the seasonal foreign worker program and sign a business agreement.” suggested that

President-elect Oh also said, “In order to improve the relationship between the two regions, direct flights between Jeju Island and Tarlac are needed.

Meanwhile, President-elect Oh Young-hoon met UAE Ambassador Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi on the 21st, and had a meeting with Singaporean Ambassador to Korea Eric Tao at Jeju International Airport on the 15th.

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Araw ng Lalawigan Jobs Fair: 140 Tarlaqueños Hired On-The-Spot

AT LEAST 140 Tarlaqueños are now part of the labor force when they were hired on-the-spot during the celebration of the 149th Araw ng Lalawigang Tarlac jobs fair held at Bulwagan ng Kanlahi last May 28.

Governor Susan Yap expressed her gratitude to all the companies that participated in the jobs fair as well as the government agencies that supported the activity.

“I thank the companies and the government agencies that participated in our jobs fair. We at the provincial government of Tarlac will continue to provide employment to Tarlaqueños,” the governor said.

Most of the hired Tarlaqueños will be employed as production workers for local retail stores and for overseas employment.

Sixty-six local and overseas agent companies from Tarlac, Pampanga, and Manila participated in the jobs fair.

Department of Labor and Employment Provincial [DOLE] Director of Tarlac Aurita Laxamana said in her speech that there are more than 3,000 local and 500 overseas job vacancies offered.

A total of 1,147 face-to-face job seekers while more than a hundred applied thru on-line services.

Public Employment Service Office head, Maria Lira Reyes said that the Social Security System, Philippine Statistic Authority, National Bureau of Investigation, Pag-Ibig Fund and the Technical Educations and Skills Development Authority were among the government agencies that participated in jobs fair’s caravan.—-PIO/Arnold B. Lumibao

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58 Exhibitors Join Tarlac Anniversary Agri and Trade Fair

THE provincial government of Tarlac through the Office of Provincial Agriculturist and the Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office (PCEDO) conducted Agri and Trade Fair, part of the celebration of Tarlac province’ 149th Araw ng Lalawigan held at Centro Organiko and Rotary Lane, May 28. Forty-nine Tarlaqueño exhibitors joined the trade fair while nine agri fair booths displayed their agriculture and fishery produce including ornamental plants. Total sales derived from the trade fair amounted to P321,912.00 while for agri-fair totaled P42,235.00.

In a statement, Governor Susan Yap thanked the exhibitor who participated in both trade fairs. “I would like to thank all the exhibitors who joined the two-day fair,” Yap said adding that, “It is great to see the fair back to showcase and promote Tarlaqueño products following two years of pandemic lockdowns.” PCEDO head Marvi dela Cruz said that the Small and Mid- Size Enterprise of Tarlac proved their resiliency while recovering from the negative impacts of Covid-19 pandemic and this is the first face-to-face local trade fair since 2020. Provincial Agriculturist Alicia Cruz also thanked farmers and fisherfolks who participated saying that the provincial government will always provide assistance to help boost food production in our province.

Trade and Agri fair exhibitors were Fher’s Food Products, Potter’s Hand Processed Food, Oobe Native Delicacies Manufacturing, L’MELS cakes and pastries, Kateniels Food Products, J.M Ferrer Bamboo Crafted Manufacturing, TMM Food Hub, Kristina’s Food Product, Devash Food Products Manufacturing, Caitlin Anne Food Products, Royal Bibingka, Ceciles Cookies and Pastries, Danica and Diana Food Products, Kangkong Chips by Tacosan, Haminee’s Peanut Butter, Elizabeth Arocena Chicharon Camiling Manufacturing and CMC Food Hub. Others are Gracia Amore Rattan Products, Elouies Kainan, Marros Food Products, Kobe’s Food Stall, 348 Café, Thank God It’s Friesday(TGIF), Eggie, ASRC Food Corner, Elma’s Cuisine, Shawarma and Mango Mania, IKES Clothing Shop, Knots in Ropes, F18 Agri Solutions, Herbin Enterprises, Omarasa Food Products, NYL Souvenirs and Footware, Cher Enterprises, Jesy’s Diner, Chinley’s Food Products, Alicia Urquico Homebaked Products, Amorist Fior Flower Shop, Carlo Classic Beverage Shop, Teasired Café, A4J Kalabasa Chips, Perillo’s Food Products, H.S. Price Enterprises, M.N. Marzan Products, Supreme School of Culinary Arts and Technology, Inc., Antonina’s Fresh and salted eggs, Danilia Food Products, H.R.T.C. Food Ventures, Stev- Vincent Food Products and Manufacturing and Bean & Whiskey.

Agri fair exhibitors include Daisy Aglanao, Freddie Mendoza, Emma Tolentino, Angelina Santos, Gloria Millado, Magdalena Corpuz and Norma Navarroza, Danili Food Product, Lady Yalung and Jouniras Food Products. Also attended the fair are Vice Governor Carlito David, Board Member Joy Gilbert Lamorena and capitol department heads and employees.—-PIO/Arnold B. Lumibao

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