2 YOUNG LOVERS FOUND DEAD IN BATAAN SEA
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.