INVESTIGATION VAN

STA. CRUZ, Laguna - Laguna Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito formally turned over the first investigation mobile van of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to the Laguna Criminal Investigation and Detection Team-Community Investigative Support (CIDT-CIS) in a simple ceremony at the capitol grounds yesterday. Ejercito formally turned over the keys of the investigation mobile van to Laguna CIDT head Chief Inspector Orlando Castil witnessed by CIS members, CIDG 4-A officers led by Senior Supt. Bernabe Balba, and government officials. Castil said the new van will help them in on-the-spot crime investigations. (Ferdinand F. Castro)

FREE MOVIES

LUCENA CITY, Quezon - Senior citizens here now have a free movie treat twice a month as the city government and the SM City mall signed an agreement for extra perks for the elderly, Mayor Barbara Ruby Talaga announced yesterday. The mayor said this is good news for the 13,000 registered senior citizens here, who now represents one of the biggest sectors in the city. Donata Veloso, head of the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA), said the city government continues to find other ways in giving them ease and happiness. (Danny Estacio)

HISTORIC CAPITOL DRAWS STUDY TOUR

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan - Pangasinan's historic and elegant Capitol building is one of the province's most visited spots by tourists, the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) revealed as it held its "Lakbay Aral" here recently. AACCUP officers said the allure of the Capitol building has prompted them to make Pangasinan the venue of its study tour last October 3. AACCUP is a non-profit, non-stock corporation initially composed of state universities and colleges and later on joined by a few local government colleges with an objective to develop a mechanism of and conduct the evaluation of programs or projects of different academic institutions in the country. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)

MEDAL HOPES

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal - Residents of this mountain city are pinning their hopes for sports medals on three athletes that will be sent to the upcoming Karatedo national competition in Iloilo. City Public Information Officer Reuel Vidal, who is also the Sports Development Coordinator of the local government, said the city is rooting for Yanna Javillo, her sister Camille Javillo, and Franceska Valenica, all students at St. John's Wort Montessori, to shine in the Karatedo championships slated in December. Vidal said the three were gold medalists in the Team Kata Girls 15-below in last month's Batang Pinoy National Capital Region leg of Karatedo held in Marikina City. (Nel B. Andrade)

PEACE PREVAILS

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan - Senior Supt. Fernando H. Mendez Jr., Bulacan police director, said over the weekend that the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the national and local elections in May, 2013 was generally peaceful throughout the province. Mendez cited the official report of Chief Inspector Ysmael Yu, company commander of the Provincial Public Safety Company of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office (PPO), stating that the activity was "generally peaceful and, in some cases, the mood is even festive." Mendez called on all candidates to maintain this atmosphere of friendly and cordial behavior throughout the campaign and election season. (Freddie C. Velez)

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