Visayas Newsbits for October 1,2013
TALISAY CITY, Cebu (PNA) — The Visayan Electric Company (VECO), Aboitiz Foundation and Aklat, Gabay, Aruga, Tungo sa Pag-Angat at Pag-Asa (AGAPP) recently turned over a P1.2 million two-classroom building along with books and learning materials to the Maghaway Elementary School in the mountain barangay of Maghaway, Talisay City, southern Cebu. AGAPP is a NGO chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III’s elder sister, Pinky Aquino-Abellada. School principal Meluz Noval said the new building will provide 141 kindergarten students with a good study environment. VECO community relations officer Eric Ching said the Maghaway school building is the 18th they’ve built this year. VECO, the Aboitiz Foundation and AGAPP also implement rewiring projects for public schools nationwide.
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental (PNA) – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Bais City, Negros Oriental will conduct a seminar for sugar cane truck haulers in October with the upcoming start of the milling season. LTO-Bais District Office chief Janine Lawas said this will prepare haulers on proper procedures of transporting sugar cane in accordance with traffic rules and regulations under Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation Code of the Philippines. She said many cargo trucks hauling sugar cane are overloaded and do not have canvass covers, which is a violation of the law. Also, some trucks are without the LTO-prescribed Early Warning Device (EWDs) that could help prevent accidents especially when a distressed truck is parked by the road.