Luzon Newsbits for December 5,2013


CARMONA, Cavite — A big job fair will be held on Tuesday at the town plaza here. Mayor Dahlia A. Loyola, together with the local government officials, the town’s Public Employment Service Office, and the Department of Labor and Employment office here, will open the 4th Mega Job Fair at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10. At least 20 local and foreign companies had signed up and may hire applicants on the spot. The Municipal Information Office said application is open to all. Meanwhile, Gov. Jonvic Remulla had instructed its Provincial PESO at the Capitol in Trece Martires City to open communication lines for anyone looking for jobs. Dr. Eva R. Defiesta, PESO manager, said: “One of the thrusts of the provincial government is to help everyone get a job. We have a list of job openings.” (Anthony Giron)


TAYTAY, Rizal — A seasonal camp bazaar at the headquarters of the Rizal Police Provincial Office (PPO) at the Hilltop here was opened to the public Monday. Inspector Annalisa Reyes, PPO chief information officer, said the event dubbed “Paskuhan sa Kampo” is part of the Christmas activities of policemen and women assigned in the province. With assorted goods at bargain and reasonable prices, the bazaar will run all through the Christmas season. Reyes said the camp is practically open to the public as scheduled tours are also available, especially to students, to impart awareness on how the police organization provides services. (Nel Andrade)


CLARK FREEPORT — To maximize the coverage of the country’s “next premier international gateway,” and to promote camaraderie, correspondents and reporters of various national daily newspapers formed an organization and elected their officers. The newspapermen met for the third time Tuesday to formalize the Clark International Airport National Correspondents Association (CIANCA). An election was subsequently conducted. The officers include Chris Navarro of Sun.Star Pampanga/Sun.Star Network, president; Jun Malig of Philippine Daily Inquirer, vice president; Rudy Abular of People’s Journal/People’s Tonight, secretary; Franco Regala of the Manila Bulletin, treasurer; and Ric Sapnu of Philippine Star, auditor. (Franco Regala)


BOAC, Marinduque — Superintendent Rogelio Rodriguez Ramos Jr. was appointed as the new director of the Marinduque Provincial Police Office, replacing Superintendent Romeo SJ Sta. Ana, Jr. During the change of command ceremony held over the weekend, Ramos said he was inspired by the former provincial director’s accomplishments in his six-month term of office. He vowed to continue the work and legacy that his predecessor has started. (Joel Magsino)


CAPITOL, Bataan — Provincial Capitol employees started yesterday their three-day sport activities as part of the provincial government program for this Christmas season. Hundreds of public servants participated in the week-long Capitol Intercolor Sports Festival organized by the Provincial Association of Government Employees. Vice Governor Efren Pascual Jr., himself a sportsman, led the sports activities that included basketball, free throw for female, darts badminton and dance contests. In his address, Pascual said Bataan Gov. Abet S. Garcia and the provincial board had approved the release of Christmas incentives for some 1,000 employees. Awarding is on Friday, December 6. (Mar Supnad)


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