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Luzon Newsbits for August 7, 2014

CAVITE TOWN POLICE VEHICLES

Imus, Cavite – The local police station here on Monday received six new marked vehicles worth P5 million. Superintendent Redrico A. Maranan, his officers, and men received the vehicles from Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi, and 3rd District Rep. Alex Advincula during the flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall plaza. The three Avanza-type patrol cars and another vehicle for use of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team worth about P3.5 million, came from the local government, while the two group-seater back-up type vehicles came from Advincula. “The Imus police are No. 1 in terms of performance. The police station, with the trust and confidence of the citizens, is deserving of having new vehicles for their use,” said Maliksi. (Anthony Giron)

4-HOUR BROWNOUT TO HIT TARLAC, NUEVA ECIJA

Tarlac – A four-hour power interruption will affect parts of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija on Friday, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced. NGCP Regional Corporate Communications Officer Ernest Vidal said the power outage is scheduled from 12 noon to 4 p.m. to give way to maintenance work at the Concepcion substation. The specific cities and municipalities to be affected will be determined by the power distribution utilities, Vidal said.  (Mar Supnad)

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Clark Freeport, Pampanga – At least 100 applicants from Central Luzon were hired yesterday by Chinese car manufacturer Foton after hurdling several examinations during a job fair organized by the Clark Development Corporation (CDC). Angelo Lopez Jr., Clark Development Corporation (CDC) external affairs manager, said majority of the hired applicants are college graduates from Tarlac, Pampanga, and areas adjacent to the Freeport. He said the beneficiaries of the job fair will fill-up the vacant positions at Foton Philippines, a Chinese automotive manufacturing firm operating in Clark. (Franco Regala)

2 SUSPECTS FALL

Mendez Nuñez, Cavite – Police operatives arrested two men during an anti- illegal drugs operation here Tuesday night. Police Officer 2 Cedrick Mojica identified the suspects as Danilo Novicio Perez, 42, a technician, and Armando Agno Ortilla, 47, a driver, both residents of Barangay Asis I, here. Perez was arrested after allegedly selling methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) to an undercover police officer in Barangay Panungyan I. Ortilla, who was with Perez, was likewise arrested after he yielded a small sachet of the illegal substance. (Anthony Giron)

CONTINGENCY MEASURES

Clark Freeport, Pampanga – The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has put in place contingency plans for implementation in the event of heavy rainfall and strong winds brought by monsoon rains and storms this month. CDC President/Chief Executive Officer Arthur Tugade said this is in response to the warning issued by state weather bureau that three to four cyclones are still expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this month. “We want to let our locators know that there will be people from the government or the corporation to assist them in case they are affected by heavy rainfall or strong winds. Our emergency personnel will respond promptly when the need arises,” stressed Tugade. (Franco Regala)