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Luzon Newsbits for July 21, 2014

CLARK SPORTS FEST

Clark Freeport, Pampanga — Officials of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) opened over the weekend a five-month long sports festivity that will run until November in this former US Air Force Base.CDC President Arthur Tugade said the race events are expected to draw thousands of tourists as it will be participated by local, national and international young students, athletes, private and business sectors, some of whom are scheduled to fly this month to this freeport. From last Saturday until July 27, the CDC is providing venues to four sporting events – the Clark Cycling Classic; Holy Angel University EnviRUNment; “Run for Nature;” and the Angeles University Foundation Colleges of Law LEX FUN RUN. (Franco G. Regala)

BROWNOUT ROBBERY

Bacoor, Cavite — Taking advantage of the power outage and intermittent rains, here, three men broke into a house in Barangay Molino and stole two portable appliances. The good thing is that alert barangay tanod (village watchmen) arrested one of them. Justin Asodillo Limbos, 24, was turned over to police after allegedly breaking into the house of Jona H. Monton, 34, on Magdiwang Road around 4 a.m. last Saturday. His two cohorts are now being hunted by police. Many areas in Bacoor and elsewhere in Cavite are still without electricity following the damage caused by typhoon “Glenda” on power lines. (Anthony Giron)

ANTI-DRUGS TALK

Dagupan City, Pangasinan — Around 221 representatives from the education sector and Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) attended an anti-drug symposium recently with the theme “Keeping our Schools, Barangays and Communities Safe from Drugs.” The seminar answered various queries from teachers, parents and concerned citizens on how to deal with situations regarding the illegal drug trade, said City Administrator Farah Decano. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)

‘BANGON QUEZON’

Lucena City, Quezon — Local officials are trying to steer the dampened spirits of victims of typhoon “Glenda” here towards rebuilding, urging all residents to unite for the good of this city. “Babanggon Tayo, Kaya Natin Ito” read the streamer hanged at Perez Park, here. Quezon Governor David C. Suarez continued distributing relief packs in the towns most adversely-affected by the typhoon yesterday. He assured that all agencies of government are working hand-in-hand in providing food, planning rebuilding of damaged infrastructure, and restoring power. (Danny J. Estacio)

STORYBOOKS PROGRAM

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte — At least 400 sets of storybooks were given to all Day Care Workers (DCW) in the province to boost their capacity in teaching children in the community. Each DCW received a pack of 25 storybooks with several topics, designed with colorful and glossy materials and comic strips. The books were financed by the provincial government through Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos’ Special Education Fund, said Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) Lilian Rin. (Freddie G. Lazaro)

TREE-CUTTING URGED

Rosales, Pangasinan — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Pangasinan 3rd District Engineering Office is urging environment officials to issue a permit to cut trees which it already considers “dead” along the Pozzorubio-Binalonan Manila North Road (MNR) project area. Engr. Narchito Arpilleda said that during typhoon “Glenda” the DPWH office filed the request to cut 21 dead trees that are already a threat to human life. It will be recalled that the DPWH has been cautioned against cutting trees to give way to its road projects, following protests from pro-environment groups. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)