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Luzon newsbits for July 5, 2014


LIPA CITY, Batangas — Two gunmen opened fire and wounded Councilor Geraldine Loria Yu of Cuenca town, this province, and killed her brother, Arvin M. Loria, at a gasoline station in Barangay Banay-banay, here, last Thursday. Superintendent Jacinto R. Malinao, Cuenca police chief, said the siblings were on their way home from attending the court hearing of Arvin’s illegal possession of a firearm case when they pulled over at the Caltex gas station. Malinao said the attack seemed to have targeted Loria, who is allegedly implicated in other criminal cases. (Vicky Aclan Florendo)


PILAR, Bataan — After years of patiently making follow ups, Mayor Alice Pizarro revealed yesterday that a total of P55 million had been approved for implementation for various flood-control projects in this strategic and booming municipality. The lady mayor said the fund will be coming from the national government and implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the province. The fund will be for the construction of waterways, dikes and other flood-related projects. (Mar T. Supnad)


LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Local farmers in these parts are rejoicing over the high buying price of palay at P25 per kilo, an all-time high in the past four years, Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya said yesterday. With a P9 increase from last year’s average selling price of P16.37 a kilo, the price on the palay harvest for April 2014 is due to an anticipated lean season in the months of June to September, Moya said. To help the situation of farmers, Governor Amado Espino Jr. earlier distributed farm inputs like seeds, farm equipment and capital for the next production. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)


MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan — In observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month this July, the provincial government led by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado is drumming up the “Ang Bote Mo Kaligtasan Ko, Buong Taon Na Ito” advocacy. The advocacy reinforces the program on waste management and segregation, collecting plastic or breakable bottles for sale and conversion to cash. Alvarado said the program prevents plastic wastes from clogging the waterways and ultimately prevent deadly floods. (Freddie C. Velez)


SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union — A total of 120,000 bags of imported rice from Vietnam worth P192 million are still being unloaded at the Poro Point seaport here. The rice shipment, which arrived Monday, is part of the 1.4 million bags allocated for Region 1 by the National Food Authority (NFA). Frederick Dulay, NFA regional information officer, said the Vietnam rice will be arriving in batches this month until the whole allocation is completely delivered to serve as buffer stock for the lean months and in case of disasters. (Erwin G. Beleo)


BACOOR, Cavite — An American teacher, reportedly with a pending case before the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), committed suicide last Thursday in Barangay Niog II, this city, police said. Probers said Dustin Jacob Suchin, 31, hanged himself near the balcony stairway of his house in Rosewood Subdivision. His wife, Arlene Loyola-Suchin, 32, a call center agent, reported the incident to police. Police said depression over work termination and his case violation of the anti-photo and voyeurism law before the NBI allegedly drove him to take his own life. (Anthony Giron)