Luzon Newsbits for September 19, 2013
Legazpi City (PNA) — The Bicol University (BU) College of Arts and Letters on Wednesday afternoon launched its FM radio station located at the BU Amphitheater, Multi-Purpose Building here. Called the DWBU-FM 106.3, the new radio station is intended to serve not only the school community but also the public in general, said Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya, BU president. “Let this BU laboratory station serve not only the BU community but also the public – particularly the farmers, farm workers, fishermen, vendors, and other sectors of society,” Lauraya said, adding that “This launching is yet another dream come true for BU and those whom it is serving.”
Tabuk City, Kalinga (PIA) — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) committee on transportation and communication together with concerned agencies and other stakeholders are working together to help prevent vehicular accidents in the province. Alarmed by the number of vehicular accidents along the roads in the province, Board Member Gelacio Bongngat, chairman of said committee, called a meeting to address such concern. The police had reported 126 vehicular traffic accidents from January to August, this year. Most vehicular accidents happened from May to July during the opening of classes from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. when students rush to school, and at dismissal time from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Malinao, Albay (PNA) — At least 23 officials from the coastal villages in this town are attending a three-day training/seminar on Fishery Law Enforcement at its office here conducted by the Municipal Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Office (MAENRO). Norberto Resontoc, MAENRO head, said the activity that started Wednesday is being done in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and with support and assistance from the WWF-Philippines. The seminar speakers come from various government agencies, Resontoc said. The seminar focuses on the Legal Basis of Fishery Law Enforcement in the Philippines.
Tuguegarao City (PNA) — The Region 2 office of the Department of Tourism (DOT-2) will celebrate World Tourism Day (WTD) 2013 from September 23 to 27 with various activities in the Cagayan Valley region. In the support of United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, the WTD is being held under the theme “Tourism and Water protecting our common future.” DOT-2 Director Blessida Diwa said the agency will officially open the week with a mass to be officiated by Rev. Dr. Gerard Ariston Perez, parish priest of the St. Peter Metropolitan Cathedral here.
Cabarroguis, Quirino (PIA) — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has scheduled the shutdown of its transmission facilities in the province of Quirino on September 19, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In an announcement, Lilibeth P. Gaydowen, North Luzon CorpComm and Public Affairs Officer, said the affected Distribution Utilities are the Quirino Electric Cooperative (Quirelco), and parts of the Isabela Electric Cooperative I (Iselco I) franchise area. “The entire province of Quirino and parts of Santiago City (Sinsayon, Dubinan West, Plaridel, Rosario, Patul, Villa Gonzaga and San Isidro) and Cordon, Isabela will be affected,” Gaydowen said.