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Luzon newsbits for May 16, 2014

EDSA STATUE IN NUEVA ECIJA

SAN ISIDRO, Nueva Ecija — Local officials and private citizens led by Manila Bulletin vice president for public relations Carmencita delos Santos-Suva unveiled here yesterday a statue of her grandfather, former Nueva Ecija governor Epifanio delos Santos, the great academician, artist, poet and politician after whom Manila’s major thoroughfare EDSA was named. In what is considered a landmark event in this town, the statue, made up of cement and colored bronze, was unveiled after a Mass at the San Isidro ng Magsasaka parish church at the Plaza delos Santos. The statue was a brainchild of the General De Jesus Academy High School 1958 class led by its president, Dr. Romeo Lorenzo. He said the statue was a humble but fitting tribute to Delos Santos, more popularly known as Don Panyong. Aside from delos Santos-Suva, Angelita delos Santos was also there. (Sheen Crisologo)

PROMO PROGRAM

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — The provincial government of Ilocos Norte launched a “promo” program to attract the youth to visit the library and its fully air-conditioned I-hub center at the Laoag Centennial Arena along the university belt or the so-called SIRIB mile here dubbed as “Magbasa, Mag-Internet at Manalo.” The new program, started last February, will give free reading materials and other surprise gifts to the first five clients of the month engaging in Internet browsing. Matilde Neri, chief of the I-hub and officer-in-charge of the education department of the capitol, added the first five clients, who are registered readers in the library, are also given the same prizes. The I-hub has eight service areas but past records from the library showed that the most visited section is the Internet and multimedia section with an average of 765 users a month. (Freddie G. Lazaro)