2 YOUNG LOVERS FOUND DEAD IN BATAAN SEA

Manila Times - - REGIONS - ERNIE B. ESCONDE ROSELLE AQUINO EU­GENE Y. ADIONG CELSO M. CAJUCOM EU­GENE Y. ADIONG

BALANGA CITY, Bataan: Res­cuers on Sun­day morn­ing found the bod­ies of two young lovers along Manila Bay off Pi­lar and Orion towns af­ter they were re­ported miss­ing on Satur­day night while on a date at the Wet­land and Na­ture Park in this city. Rel­a­tives iden­ti­fied the vic­tims as James Carl Guz­man, 22, of Barangay Wawa in Abu­cay, Bataan, and his girl­friend Glory Mary Car­bonell, 22, of Alas- Asin, Mariv­e­les, Bataan. They were both work­ers at a fast­food out­let here. The body of Guz­man was found in Orion and that of Car­bonell in the neigh­bor­ing town of Pi­lar. The lovers were last seen at the wet­land park in the sea­side barangay ( vil­lage) of Tor­tu­gas. Tor­tu­gas vil­lage chair­man Rogelio de Guz­man said they dis­cov­ered that the two were miss­ing af­ter vil­lage watch­men found a bag, slip­pers and a cell­phone left be­side a replica of a gi­ant clay pot at the cement riprap on the side of the sea at about 7 p. m. Lot­lot Guz­man said she last saw her son James at 2 p. m. of Satur­day when he told her he will get his salary and fix his sched­ule at Jol­libee. Car­bonell asked per­mis­sion from her par­ents to go to church but ap­par­ently went to the park. Po­lice said an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was on­go­ing.

PO­LICE AR­REST 2 FOR DEATH OF TWO- YEAR- OLD CHILD

BIÑAN CITY, La­guna: Po­lice have ar­rested a tri­cy­cle driver and a job­less man for man­han­dling a two- yearold child, caus­ing her death on Satur­day. The city po­lice chief, Supt. Rey­dante Ariza, iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as Artsi de­los San­tos, 20, live- in part­ner of the vic­tim’s mother and Har­vey Ca­pado­cia, 23, the vic­tim’s un­cle. Both are from Almeda Sub­di­vi­sion in Barangay Dela Paz, this city. Ariza said the vic­tim’s mother re­ported that she found her daugh­ter life­less on their bed when she got home from work. The vic­tim was brought to Ospi­tal ng Bi­nan but was de­clared dead there by the at­tend­ing physi­cian be­cause of mul­ti­ple or­gan fail­ure. Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, Ca­pado­cia con­fessed that he and De­los San­tos phys­i­cally abused the baby girl, re­sult­ing in her death. The two will be sub­jected to drug test­ing.

2 WORK­ERS DIE IN AC­CI­DENT AT AY­ALA- BA­COLOD MALL

BA­COLOD CITY: Two con­struc­tion work­ers died af­ter a beam col­lapsed at the con­struc­tion site of Ay­ala Land Inc. ( ALI) at the back of the Pro­vin­cial Capi­tol here on Satur­day. Therese Bor­romeo, branch man­ager, iden­ti­fied the fa­tal­i­ties as Doddy Boy Mal­lorca, 30, of Manapla town and Hercalo Abra­ham, 36, of Mag­sun­gay, Barangay Sin­cang- Air­port, here. She said the vic­tims were pour­ing cement on the sixth floor of the Capi­tol Cen­trale Mall building when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened. They were de­clared dead by at­tend­ing doc­tors at the nearby Co­ra­zon Loc­sin Mon­telibano Memo­rial Re­gional Hos­pi­tal. Mal­lorca and Abra­ham are work­ers of Kun­tel Con­struc­tion, a sub- con­trac­tor of Makati Devel­op­ment Corp., main con­trac­tor of the project. Bor­romeo said the two com­pa­nies will give as­sis­tance to the fam­i­lies of the fa­tal­i­ties but did not give more de­tails. Work at the con­struc­tion site has been tem­po­rar­ily sus­pended while on­go­ing clearing op­er­a­tions and in­ves­ti­ga­tion are be­ing con­ducted.

14 ECIJA LGUS GET SEAL OF GOOD GOV­ER­NANCE

FOUR­TEEN chief ex­ec­u­tives of local gov­ern­ment units ( LGUs) in Nueva Ecija were among the coun­try’s re­cip­i­ents of the Seal of Good and Local Gov­er­nance ( SGLG) of the Depart­ment of the In­te­rior and Local Gov­ern­ment ( DILG). Awardees were may­ors Ramil Rivera of Cabiao; Arvin Sa­longa, San An­to­nio; Froilan Nagano, San Leonardo; Fer­di­nad Abe­samis, Peñaranda; Mar­i­ano Cristino Jo­son, Que­zon; Marita An­ge­les, Santa Rosa; Nerivi San­tos Martinez, Talav­era; Vic­tor Badar, Nampicuan; Quintin Caspillo, Talug­tog; Ronie Pas­cual, Llan­era; Levy San­tos, Gen­eral M. Na­tivi­dad; Emer­son Pas­cual, Ga­pan City; and Nestor Al­varez of the Sci­ence City of Muñoz. The SGLG chal­lenge aims to rev up the po­lit­i­cal, so­cial and eco­nomic devel­op­ments of LGUs through the 4+ 1 bench­marks. This also in­volves the vi­a­bil­ity of LGUs as re­flected in their re­spec­tive rev­enue col­lec­tion growth in com­pli­ance with their state of re­ceipts and ex­pen­di­tures and in­ter­nal rev­enue al­lot­ments as set forth by the Depart­ment of Fi­nance. In all, 43 prov­inces, 51 cities and 212 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties have re­ceived the SGLG and will get Per­for­mance Chal­lenge Fund ( PCF) as in­cen­tive to be able to ac­cess other DILG projects and devel­op­ments. Nueva Ecija Gov. Cza­rina Umali en­cour­aged more LGU chief ex­ec­u­tives who failed to get the award to con­tinue en­gag­ing ef­fi­cient de­liv­ery of pub­lic service and make their towns and cities more pro­gres­sive to pass the SGLG stan­dard.

DOST- TAPI HOLDS IN­VEN­TORS CON­TEST, EX­HIBITS IN ILOCOS

THE Depart­ment of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy- Tech­nol­ogy Ap­pli­ca­tion and Pro­mo­tion In­sti­tute ( DoST- TAPI), through its Re­gional Of­fice 1, will con­duct the 2017 Re­gional In­ven­tion Con­test and Ex­hibit ( RICE) from Novem­ber 14 to 16 at the Robin­sons Place– Ilocos in San Ni­co­las, Ilocos Norte. To rec­og­nize Filipino in­ven­tor’s cre­ativ­ity, hard­work and ef­forts in show­ing their ca­pa­bil­i­ties, a to­tal of 234 en­tries from the sec­ondary schools, State Uni­ver­si­ties and Col­leges ( SUCs) and pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als and in­sti­tu­tions in Re­gion 1 will be ex­hib­ited and judged dur­ing the event. There are 201 en­tries from the sec­ondary schools and 14 en­tries from the SUCs. The en­tries will be judged ac­cord­ing to the orig­i­nal­ity of the tech­nol­ogy, cre­ativ­ity/ method­ol­ogy, the mar­ket po­ten­tial and use­ful­ness and pre­sen­ta­tion and demon­stra­tion bythe par­tic­i­pants. Three re­gional win­ners will be se­lected per cat­e­gory and will be an­nounced and awarded dur­ing clos­ing cer­e­monies on Novem­ber 16.

8 EX- REBELS GET CASH HELP FROM NE­GROS PRO­VIN­CIAL GOVT

BA­COLOD CITY: Eight for­mer New Peo­ple’s Army ( NPA) rebels re­ceived P15,000 cash as­sis­tance each from the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment af­ter their sur­ren­der to the Philip­pine Army in Ne­gros re­cently. Gov. Al­fredo Marañon Jr. said the amount is part of the im­me­di­ate cash as­sis­tance of the Com­pre­hen­sive Local In­te­gra­tion Pro­gram ( CLIP). “We thank the Philip­pine Army and the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment for their help to us and we will not go hun­gry and tired any­more in the moun­tains. I pity our chil­dren be­cause they will not have a bright fu­ture with the false prom­ises of the NPA lead­ers,” said Ka Glen, for­mer or­ga­nizer of the North Ne­gros Front, Kilu­sang Re­hiyon- Ne­gros. The re­turnees will un­dergo a liveli­hood train­ing prior to the re­lease of an­other P50,000 each for liveli­hood as­sis­tance that will help them star t a nor­mal life.

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