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Kendryll Mae Anthonette Lictao is a proud Igorota hailing from the Cordilleras. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and is an aspiring filmmaker. Photography, film, and music are her major interests. She writes from time to time for her own personal blog site, To Him Alone. Now, she works as an Online Journalist for KLIPP TV.

DOH warns public vs. heat-related diseases this Lent

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, PAMPANGA – The Department of Health issued an advisory reminding the public to take precautionary measures against heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other diseases associated with the summer heat, especially this Lenten season.

As families, locals, and tourists are expected to flock water establishments this vacation, the health department advised against the contraction of skin diseases in swimming pools.

Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo said that the most common threats in public pools are skin diseases and sore eyes. He also urged the management of public pools to be extra vigilant on visitors who will display symptoms of skin diseases.

The public must also be wary of summer diseases such as sore eyes, chicken pox, measles, rabies, and dengue.

Aside from summer getaways, religious practices of penitents for the Holy Week such as self-flagellation and crucifixion must also be done with caution as it could cause tetanus or heat stroke. The health undersecretary suggested it is best to avoid these practices all together as it could lead to hazardous consequences.

Domingo said that even if the nails or whips that will be used have been sterilized, it is not a guarantee that they would not cause infection because of its exposure to different elements in the course of penitence.

For travelers, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III advised to bring first aid kits, medicines, and other necessities and to ensure one’s road safety during drives. Duque said,

“For those traveling during the Holy Week, it is best to bring first aid kits and medicines along with other necessities as a safety precaution. It is important to check the roadworthiness of the vehicle, avoid speeding, and make sure seatbelts are fastened or helmets and other protective gears are properly worn.”

Most importantly, the public is advised to always stay hydrated as the temperature continues to rise and avoid too many outdoor activities between 10 A.M to 3 P.M.

The country is expected to experience its hottest temperature in the month of May.


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ECCP joins JFC meeting with DOTr execs

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, PAMPANGA – Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade hosted a meeting organized by the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) and the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) – The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) at the DOTr headquarters in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga on April 08, 2019.

Clark Business Council Chair Dr. Andreas Klippe and Infrastructure and Transportation Committee Chairman Michael Raeuber represented the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) in the meeting aimed to address plans and concerns regarding the current status of infrastructure and transportation in the country.

Along with the ECCP were representatives from the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines (ANZCHAM), American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham), Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (KCCP), and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines (JCCIPI). Undersecretaries from the DOTr also joined Tugade to help address and record the points and issues discussed during the said meeting.

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Foreign chambers joined the meeting with DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade at the transportation headquarters in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

As per the transportation head, Royal Cargo Inc., a member of the ECCP represented by Michael Reuber, has been very much supportive and helpful with some of the affairs in NAIA.

The Royal Cargo has provided much-needed assistance during the Xiamen incident last August of 2018 by providing a 500-ton and a 200-ton telescopic crane to remove the disabled aircraft.

The freight and logistics company have also provided assistance and help in some ports all over the country.

Tugade presented the latest updates regarding its infrastructure and transportation projects. He highlighted the developments on the expansion of Clark International Airport and on other aviation projects across the country.

“As we speak, the new terminal of the Clark International Airport is already 60% complete and we are pushing through with the construction of an additional runway as part of the airport’s expansion.”

The secretary also happily informed the chambers about the makeovers done at various provincial and regional airports in 2018 as well the rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that went from the “worst airport” to being one of the “most improved airports in the world”.

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DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade sharing some of the department’s major achievements on infrastructure and transportation.

Tugade said that this year they will be ready to inaugurate 5-6 airports that are simultaneously under development and construction in Catarman, Camiguin, Ormoc, and Siargao. Aside from the government’s aviation projects, Tugade also stated on-going works on public transportation such as developments on subways in Metro Manila, new rail projects, and bus rapid transit.

The foreign chambers are encouraged to join and support the department’s advocacy in the modernization of public transportation in the Philippines. They are also urged to help the country’s economic cluster device systems and ways to materialize the current administration’s vision for the “Build Build Build” venture.

Representatives of the foreign chambers each expressed their support and concerns regarding the country’s current and future infra and transportation projects.

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Lubao’s balloon festival takes spectators ‘above and beyond’

PRADERA VERDE, LUBAO – Hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes painted the skies as the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival commenced successfully on April 5, 2019, at Pradera Verde in Pampanga. This year’s festivity is the town’s most successful three-day event to date.

The day was filled with plenty of fun activities such as kite flying, aerial shows like the paragliding, paramotor exhibition and ultralight, magic shows, off-road, motocross, rallycross, and Zoocobia. 

Tourists and locals get to enjoy different activities during the three-day festivity.Lubao’s annual flagship program featured 31 balloons from different participating countries.

“Hugot” Music Festival

The event was made even more exciting with evening performances from some of today’s hottest and biggest acts.

I Belong to the Zoo ignited the “hugot” filled night with his songs “Sana” and “Balang Araw” followed by Juan Karlos Labajo and his old school sound Pinoy rock hit song “Buwan”. Indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben serenaded the crowd with the performance of their critically acclaimed single “Kathang Isip”.

Friday’s music fest ended with an honest and raw performance from breakout alternative indie rock band December Avenue who swiftly rose to fame last year with one hit single after the other and dominated music charts all over the country. Their famous “sea of lights” gig tradition flooded the night beautifully like stars as the crowd sang “Sa Ngalan ng Pag-ibig” together with the band.

Saturday’s music festival gathered hip hop and rap fans as Shanti Dope, Gloc 9 and international star Apl de Ap who proudly hails from the province of Pampanga made the crowd dance and sing with their chart-topping singles.

Aside from the activities that the tourists and locals enjoyed, numerous food stalls lined up on the perimeter of the event area for hungry guests who want to satisfy their tummies while taking a tour around.

Feels, Fun, Feast!

During the last day, the crowd number doubled and according to the event hosts, this year’s fest has definitely gathered the most number of spectators as compared to the previous years making it the most successful one to date.

‘This Band’, who believes that ‘every emotion is equivalent to a song’, once again ignited all the feels through their emotional and lively performance of their best records.

So much hype and energy erupted from the audience as the “Unkabogable” Vice Ganda tickled the crowd with his wit and humor, followed by a solemn serenade from Moira Dela Torre. The festive night ended with a solid and energetic performance from Bamboo and an astonishing show of fireworks display.

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IN PHOTOS: Clark Hosts 1st Philconstruct Luzon 2019

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Now on its 30th year, Philconstruct, the biggest construction show in the country has launched Philconstruct Luzon, the latest addition to its series.

Held for the very first time at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga, the three-day event ran from March 28-30 2019 and was participated by companies from the building and construction industry.

The executive director of the Philippine Constructors’ Association (PCA), Barry Paulino, said that Clark’s booming infrastructure development is one of the reasons that the first Philconstruct Luzon roadshow was held there. It also makes it easier for the PCA to reach the northern part of Luzon as part of the organization’s network expansion.

As the roadshow’s major highlight, the Department of Trade and Industry launched the Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030 on the opening day of the event. The roadmap outlines the four pillars of growth for the construction industry and aims to shape its future for the next 10 years in complement with the current administration’s Build Build Build venture.

Paulino called to move as an industry because the country is already lagging behind its neighbors in terms of infrastructure.

“We are trying to capitalize on the momentum of the Build Build Build of the government so that we can actively participate towards completing all major infrastructure projects in the country, not necessarily during the term of the president, but (also) beyond the term of the president.”

Big names in the building and construction industry such as Boysen, Mitsubishi Electronics, Panasonic, Yanmar and Icon Equipment who are regulars every year are looking forward again to join and participate in the following trade events show to come.

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ECCP to put up a Central Luzon chapter in Clark

ANGELES CITY – Flood Control Asia RS Corporation’s (FCA) president and CEO, Dr. Andreas Klippe together with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine’s (ECCP) executive director Florian Gottein spearheaded the founding event of the ECCP Central Luzon Chapter at the Clarkton Hotel on Friday, March 22, 2019.

The event was attended by executives from Dr. Klippe Philippines Corp., Royal Cargo Inc., Lufthansa Technik Philippines Inc., the Clarkton Hotel and Meister Solar Technology.

Top level executives joined and participated in the 1st ECCP Central Luzon meeting.
Top level executives joined and participated in the 1st ECCP Central Luzon meeting.

With all the development going on at Clark Freeport Zone and its neighboring provinces in Central Luzon such as Subic, Bataan and Tarlac, the administrative region is foreseen as the country’s next premiere destination hub for business, tourism, and economic growth.

The growing community of European investors in the region prompted ECCP to expand its network by putting up a chapter that would have its own office in Clark to make it easier for incoming members to access the chamber.

Being a member of the ECCP, Flood Control Asia RS’ president and CEO Dr. Andreas Klippe, highlighted the advantage of joining the chamber and how it positively affected his business. Klippe said,

“I tried many other associations in my life already. We are a member of several chambers and business associations but none of them, none, was ever giving such a support and opens possibilities as the ECCP is doing.”

The European chamber already announced back in January of this year that the new office in Clark for the Central Luzon chapter will open by the end of the second quarter of 2019. ECCP’s executive director Florian Gottein said that the founding event is the first step in setting up the new chapter.

As a closing statement, Gottein reiterated the good that would come out by becoming a member of the chamber,

“I think it will also be a win on your part at the end of the day because based on the experiences (with other ECCP chapters) in Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Davao, we can really help drive change in this country by helping you individually with your (business) issues and problems.”

Further activities and plans for the creation of this new ECCP chapter is on the way as the concerned parties already set up a second gathering that will happen on the first week of May this year.

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Flood Control Asia lectures about doing business in the PH with ease

QUEZON CITY – The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) invited Flood Control Asia RS Corporation’s (FCA) president and CEO Dr. Andreas Klippe to be a guest lecturer for the university’s National Security Administration 205 Economics and Security module.

The course is part of the institution’s Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) program, a one year full-time government-funded graduate program consisting of 39 units.

Dr. Klippe’s presentation centered on ways and suggestions on how to improve the ease of doing business in the country. According to NDCP’s president, Admiral Roberto Estioko, the Economics and Security module aims to broaden and deepen the students’ understanding on economic theories, principles, and issues both locally and internationally.

Flood Control Asia President and CEO, Dr. Andreas Klippe interacting with the students during the lecture’s question and answer portion.
Flood Control Asia President and CEO, Dr. Andreas Klippe interacting with the students during the lecture’s question and answer portion.

Klippe presented the problems that hamper economic progress such as disasters, traffic, and government administration, and cited political stability, improvement in the education system and skills development as solutions.

Aside from imparting knowledge on doing business in the Philippines, Klippe also shared his company’s expertise in flood control management which is a key issue in the country given that the Philippines is frequented with natural disasters, especially typhoons that lead to detrimental flooding.

The MNSA program caters to qualified high ranking military officers, civilian government officials and private sector leaders. Aside from the future generals of the Philippines, military officers from Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are also included in the program.

“Stability, Stability, Stability”

  • – Andreas Klippe

Klippe also addressed the issue on skilled people and its importance to the development of a company and a country. He said that the education level in the Philippines is not very strong, but is stronger than other countries. So since the Philippines competes with other nations within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it is therefore important to “create” skilled people. And the government’s support in education is equally important. When it comes to labor and employment, he added that as long as the employees are not staying in a company and do not want to be educated, it is hard for an employer to improve the situation. The result will be lower output, lower results, and lower growth and development in the Philippines.

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New PH laws, First PH Train, Marvel’s War of the Realms on this week’s Trending Klipps

Date: February 22, 2019
Location: Philippines
Language: English
By: KLIPP tv

President Duterte signs several bills into laws, DOST develops the first Filipino built train, and Marvel Comics including a Filipino superhero in its new comic series make it to this week’s top three stories! Find out why they became the talk of the town in the newest episode of Trending Klipps!