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Luzon Newsbits for April 28, 2014

Anti-US Protest

Lucena City, Quezon — A militant group announced yesterday that it will burn a 10-foot tall effigy of President Aquino and US President Barack Obama to highlight today’s rally against bilateral ties that allow American military forces in Philippine territory. Alexandrea Pacalda of Sining Kalilayan-Quezon (SILAYAN) said that the effigy titled “Uncle Sam’s Death Drones and Missile” features the two presidents holding a missile and three-drones. The group will stage the rally coinciding with mass action set in Metro Manila. (Danny J. Estacio)

 

Circumferential Road Finished

BAGUIO CITY — The last portion of the 13.731-kilometer (km) circumferential road, an alternate route that links Naguillian Road, Marcos Highway, Kennon Road and Loakan Road to Barangay Baguio Country Club, has been completed. The last stretch of 4.89 km was inaugurated last Friday, 14 years after the project was started. The road is the first tourism convergence project of the Department of Tourism-Cordillera (DOT-CAR) and the Department of Public Works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO). (Zaldy C. Comanda)

 

All-Out Support

Malolos City, Bulacan — Religious groups and various civic organizations to include the studentry in major schools and universities in Bulacan showed their sympathy and support for Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado last weekend and prayed for the province’s continuous progress. Alvarado said he felt the strong support as thousands of students from the Bulacan State University, Bulacan Polytechnic College,Centro Escolar University, group together to welcome the governor as he toured the province to distribute PhilHealth cards to thousands of indigent recipients. (Freddie C. Velez)

 

Albayano Heroes

Legazpi City, Albay — The province of Albay, in partnership with the Office the Civil Defense (OCD) Bicol led the memorial of Albayano heroes last Saturday, in time for the celebration of the Daragang Magayon Festival 2014. Albay Governor Joey Salceda said the Memorial Day for Albayano Heroes of National Liberation held every April 23 is a tribute to the legacies of the brave Albayano men and women who fought for the freedom of the province against its oppressors. General Jose Paua, General Simeon Arboleda Ola and Camilo Jacob are those local heroes honored during the event. (Niño N. Luces)

 

Nigerian Drug Suspect Jailed

CAMP GARCIA, IMUS, Cavite — A suspected Nigerian Drug Group member was arrested over the weekend by a Police Provincial Office (PPO) Intelligence Branch (IB) team in an operation in General Trias town, a top police official said yesterday. Senior Superintendent Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., PPO director, identified the suspect as Evangeline Villar Batiancila, a suspected member of criminal group having Nigerian nationals as members. Her arrest brings to 660 the arrested drug suspects in Cavite within the last six months. (Anthony Giron)

 

Jobs In Antipolo

Antipolo City, Rizal — More than 5,000 vacant positions are being offered by various private companies based in this city for the one day Labor Day Job Fair 2014 to be held at SM City Masinag here on Thursday. SM City Masinag Mall Manager, Mr. Rejin Cruz said the branch of the Supermalls here located near Masinag Junction and Marcos Highway, in this city has tied up with the City Government, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and various companies for this year’s job search and placement event for the residents of the city and other towns in the province. (Nel B. Andrade)