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Luzon newsbits for March 4, 2014

Power Outage

San Fernando City, La Union — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced yesterday an 11-hour power outage set tomorrow starting 7 a.m. in some parts of Pangasinan. NGCP’s Lilibeth Gaydowen said the scheduled power interruption will affect Malasiqui, San Carlos City, Binmaley, Lingayen, Bugallon, Aguilar, Mangatarem, Urbiztondo and parts of Basista, Pangasinan. Parts of Central Pangasinan Electric Cooperative (CENPELCO) will hold an annual preventive maintenance and testing of 50-megavolt ampere power transformer and associated equipment at Labrador substation. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)


Angeles Pushes Waste Segregation

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga — A waste segregation program was launched here recently to curb the burgeoning garbage problem. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said it will follow a “segregation from source” approach to reduce the quantity of the garbage being disposed. “It is urgent that we reclaim the city’s former glory as among the cleanest and greenest in the country,” Pamintuan said in an address to participants in the second Solid Waste Management Summit. Also discussed at the summit were “Waste Analysis and Characterization Study of the City” and Holcim Geocycle’s partnership with the city government in the cement kiln co-processing procedure. (Franco G. Regala)


Info E-Board

BATANGAS CITY — To make city residents aware of what their government is doing, a new electric billboard (e-board) was made operational yesterday morning (March 3) in front of the City Hall, here. Two others, according to Reginald Dimacuha, secretary to the mayor, Eduardo B. Dimacuha, that two more will be set up in conspicuous places, particularly at Barangays Pallocan West and Bolbok. Dimacuha said the e-boards will serve as the public information tool of the city so that the residents will immediately be informed of weather updates, suspension of classes, office holidays, city programs, projects and important activities in the form of news and video clips. (Vicky Aclan Florendo)


Fire Month

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan — The provincial government has lined up activities through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMC) to mark National Fire Prevention Month with the theme “Isulong ang Kaunlaran, Sunog ay Iwasan, Kaalaman at Pag-iingat ang Kailangan.” Yesterday’s activities were a motorcade led by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and a fire awareness run. Other activities will be the distribution of paracord and light sticks and tarpaulins as part of the information drive, and a building inspection of government offices and private establishments by the Malolos Bureau of Fire Protection. A lecture-demo on fire suppression and first aid for the local response teams will be held on March 13-14. (Freddie C. Velez)


Lacbain, New PESO CL Head

Zambales Vice Governor and concurrent provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager Ramon Lacbain II was recently installed as the newest President of the Regional PESO Managers Federation Inc. (RPMFI), replacing Elizabeth Alonzo of Bulacan. Lacbain thanked his fellow PESO managers for the trust and asked for their support in making his vision for Central Luzon to become the first region in the country to have all of its PESOs institutionalized. Zambales, under Lacbain’s watch, became the first province in the country to have all of its provincial and municipal PESOs institutionalized. (Mar T. Supnad)