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Luzon Newsbits for August 10, 2014

BRIDGES DAMAGED

Batac City, Ilocos Norte — Raging floodwaters damaged two bridges under construction in Barangays Dariwdiw and Tabug, here, stranding dozens of vehicles Thursday night. Second District Engineer Mathias Malenab said repairing of the detour roads and the two bridges were set in motion last Friday. Before the day’s end, the detour road to Tabug Bridge, Batac City was already passable but only to vehicles with six wheels and below, while the detour road in Nagbibingcaan Bridge in Barangay Dariwdiw was still closed for restoration. The floods were caused by heavy monsoon rains. (Freddie G. Lazaro)

BATAAN FOLK SEE END TO RED TIDE

Balanga City, Bataan — The possible lifting of the red tide warning in this province is two weeks away after water samples from Samal town yielded a negative result for the red tide toxin. The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) disclosed that the water sample from Samal, which is the remaining town in Bataan affected by red tide, turned out negative August 5. Two more consecutive weeks of negative tests will result in the lifting of the red tide warning and the ban on the culture, harvesting and selling of shellfish like oysters, mussels and clams in Bataan. (Mar T. Supnad)

MAYOR NABBED

Camarines Norte — Police arrested earlier this week Mayor Jalgalado “Pretty Boy” M. Senandro of Capalonga town, this province based on a warrant issued by the Second Division of the Sandiganbayan for a case of malicious mischief filed by one Rolando Saa. Arrested along with Senandro last Tuesday were Municipal Engineer Wilfredo I. Caldit Jr. and Administrative Aide I Francisco Jueves Jr. Based on the warrant signed by Justice Napoleon E. Inoturan, the charges stemmed from their destruction of Saa’s house. Senior Inspector Saigo said the three posted bail of P10,000 each on the same day. (Ruel Saldico)

MISHAP KILLS 1

Taytay, Rizal — A jeepney loaded with cut logs went out of control along the Manila East Road and turned turtle, killing a delivery helper and injuring three others last Thursday night. Police identified the fatality as Aldrin Rinag, 25, a delivery helper, of Sta. Maria, Bulacan. The injured were Albert Habla, 22; Gabriela Cariaga, 49; and the driver of the delivery jeep, Jaime De Rojas, 50. Traffic investigators said the jeep was traveling at high speed when the accident happened. (Nel B. Andrade)

P50-M TOURISM SPEEDWAY FOR BALER

City Of San Fernando, Pampanga — A P50-million road project in Baler, Aurora, will be a boon for tourism as it promises to make travel easier for local and foreign tourists to access some of the most beautiful beach resorts in the town. In his report to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 3 Director Antonio Molano Jr., District Engineer Reynaldo Alconcel said the access road leading to Barangay Sabang, home to some of the most beautiful beach resorts in Baler, will be realized by November this year. (Franco G. Regala)

‘SACLA’ IN CAVITE

Imus, Cavite — The operation of “sacla,” an old Spanish card game, is illegal. But it seems to be a common practice in many parts of this province for wakes to host its operation, prompting Bishop Reynaldo G. Evangelista, of the Diocese of Imus, to call on the civil authority to take action. Governor Jonvic Remulla had already declared being against it. Senior Superintendent Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., Cavite Police Provincial Office director, ordered all police to stop sacla and arrest its operators even in wakes. (Anthony Giron)