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Mindanao Newsbits for July 25, 2014

FAMILY FUN RUN

Davao City – Jollibee Davao will be holding its 15th Family Fun Run to promote the spirit of family and fun. The activity is slated on August 10, and expected to be joined by residents of Davao City and running enthusiasts. Jollibee Davao said the Fun Run will also promote family bonding, healthy lifestyle, and fun. The Fun Run will start at around 4 a.m. at the NCCC Mall Parking A in McArthur Highway, Matina area. The Fun Run will have 3K, 5K, 10K, and 15K categories that will be open to all interested participants. The proceeds of the Family Fun Run will benefit the “Adopt a Site” project of the Davao City Water District. (Alexander Lopez)

P1-M REWARD OFFERED

Davao City – A P1-million cash reward is being offered by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for anybody who can provide information that would lead to the capture of the killers of Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor, the champion race car driver who was gunned down in Quezon City last June 12. “We should all be very proud of the motorsports achievements he has brought to the country,” Duterte said, adding that Enzo’s death was not only a loss to his family and children, but also to the entire country. “I want to make sure that the perpetrators of this crime are found and brought to justice,” Duterte pointed out. (Alexander Lopez)

DENGUE CASES

Butuan City – The Region-13 office of the Department of Health (DOH-13) alerted all hospitals, rural health offices, and local government units (LGUs) regarding the rise in the number of dengue patients in the various areas of the Caraga Region. According to the DOH-13 Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU), the new cases have gone up, and the local leaders must “do something to help local health authorities in eradicating the problem.” The RESU reported that the dengue death toll in the region already reached 12, and that new cases have gone up, registering 2,101 cases from January 1 to July 19 this year. “This is seven percent higher compared to the same period last year with 1,958 cases,” said DOH-13 Information Officer Sunshine Alipayo. (Mike Crismundo)

ZAMBO AIRPORT FEES

Zamboanga City – The Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA) under the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will be starting to collect parking fees for cars and motorcycles using the airport parking area. ZIA Manager Danilo Abareta said that effective August 1, the ZIA will start charging for the utilization of its parking area. He said the order to collect parking fees applies to all CAAP-controlled airports in the country. According to Abareta, the rates will be P20 for cars and other four-wheeled vehicles for the first two hours, and additional P10 for the next succeeding hours, and P10 for motorcycles for the first two hours, and additional P5 for the next succeeding hours. (Nonoy Lacson)

WOMAN RESCUED

Kidapawan City – Authorities rescued on Tuesday a 51-year-old mother in a drainage canal in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, and later recovered the bodies of her son and nephew nearby, two days after they went missing. The Isulan Police identified the victims as Lorna Alinsod Mallet, 51; her son Robert John, 14; and Rey Medecillo Pacifico, 15, all residents of Barangay Kabuling, Tantangan. The victims sustained head injuries and torture marks, according to reports of Police Officer 3 Eder Valenzuela of the Isulan police office. Of the three, only Lorna survived, and was still in a state of shock, said Valenzuela. The teenage boys, however, were not lucky. Both died from severe mauling, the police officer said. (Malu Cadelina Manar)