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Luzon newsbits for March 21, 2014

Angono’s Pride

ANGONO, Rizal — The municipal government is preparing a recognition day for Nielson G. Pangan, who has been a source of pride for his townmates after topping the 2013 Bar Examinations. Angono Mayor Gerardo Calderon said Pangan said that no less than Rizal Governor Rebecca “Nini” Ynares has extended her congratulations to Pangan, a resident of Barangay Mahabang Parang, this town. Pangan will be recognized next Monday during the flag raising ceremony at the capitol grounds. (Nel B. Andrade)


Outstanding Gov

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan — A few days after Bulacan received the Agri-Pnoy achievers awards, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado will again receive a medal of distinction in the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Outstanding Filipino Achievers tomorrow at the historic landmark, Manila Hotel. “I am honored to be one of the Filipino achievers’ awardee dahil narerecognize iyong hardwork at efforts ng ating paglilingkod na nagsisilbing inspirasyon na rin ng ibang gustong maglingkod,” Alvarado said. Golden Globe is an award-giving body recognizing Filipinos around the world that brings pride and honor to the country. (Freddie C. Velez)



DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan — To address the problem of “colorum” or vehicles not registered as public transport, the city government has created the Anti-Colorum Task Force (ACTF). Mayor Belen Fernandez designated Senior Police Officer 4 Carlito Ocampo as ACTF chief. She said its creation will ensure the safety of the riding public and the economic benefits of the legitimate tricycle operators with franchise. It will also help ease the flow of traffic in the city. (Liezle Basa Inigo)


Recruiter Jailed

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite —Police arrested a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) after he allegedly gypped Javier Bayot Opo, 50, and Rey Gerona Abaño, 31, both tricylcle drivers; and Rene Etcoy Cabiles, 34, jobless, promising them bogus jobs in Saudi Arabia. Superintendent Danilo B. Buentipo, Tagaytay police chief, said that Romeo Anonuevo Gerolia, 33, native of Pabreka, Sorsogon, and resident of Purok IV, Barangay Balibago, Laguna, was nabbed in an entrapment operation last Tuesday. Buentipo said the suspect, who claimed to be an employee of LWP Corp. Travel Agency, collected P4,000 from each of the victims. (Anthony Giron)


5 Gang Men Fall

OLONGAPO CITY, Zambales — Police arrested last Wednesday suspected members of a crime group, confiscating from them guns and bullets in this city. Arrested for robbery in band were Jonathan David; Jose David, 25, jobless; Michael Jay Tolentino, 19, single; Martin Lacata, 27; Rodolfo Lacata, 23, all from Quezon City. Superintendent Allan R. Macapagal, city police director, said operatives from Camp Karingal in Quezon City joined the team that arrested and seized the firearms and ammunition from the suspects. (Mar T. Supnad)


Pine Tree Cutters

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet — Alert policemen arrested three men while cutting pine trees in Bua, Tuding, Itogon, Benguet, last Tuesday morning. Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Azurin, Police Provincial Office (PPO) director, identified the three as Ireneo Balusdan Diasen, 57; Jerry Roberto Api-it, 30; and Marcial Bacnog Langbayo, 29, all laborers from Baguio City. Azurin said members of the Itogon Municipal Police Station (MPS) acted on a text message reporting the cutting of the pine trees. Caught red-handed, the suspects yielded a chainsaw and a freshly-cut pine log valueed at over P20,000. (Zaldy C. Comanda)