Luzon Newsbits for July 31,2013

RESCUER DROWNS

CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur - A man drowned after rescuing his son and nephew who found themselves in trouble while swimming in the beach of Barangay Luba, Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur the other day. Chief Inspector Benedicto Cardenas, Santa Lucia chief of police, identified the victim as Orlando Cacatian, 57, of Tiaong, Quezon. While he died, Cacatian has been hailed a hero for rescuing his son, Leonard Cacatian, 17, and nephew Frederick Rivera, 18, from drowning when a strong current and big waves pulled the two under water. (Freddie G. Lazaro)

CAVITE KILLINGS TO BE PROBED

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Sangguniang Panglalawigan (Provincial Board) will conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the spate of shooting incidents and other off-and-on crimes plaguing the province. Shooting incidents and other crime cases remained unabated in some cities and municipalities in lowland and upland districts of the province, particularly in Dasmariñas, Imus, and Bacoor. Just recently, riding-in-tandem gunmen struck again, shooting a former barangay chairman in Imus. Vice Governor and SP Presiding Officer Ramon Jolo Revilla III said these incidents and many others that remain unsolved cannot just go on unquestioned. (Anthony Giron)

TRAINING CENTER

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - The provincial government here and the Department of Education (DepEd) have agreed to set up a provincial satellite training center that will focus on agriculture and livelihood skills development. Governor Lilia G. Pineda and DepEd Schools Superintendent Malcom Garma signed the agreement last Monday. Under the program, the Capitol and the DepEd will establish the training center at the Floridablanca National Agricultural School (FNAS). Pineda said P10 million has initially been allocated for the rehabilitation of the FNAS main building, construction of irrigation system, improvement of classrooms, and other facilities. (Franco G. Regala)

STARTING KIDS ON GOOD GOVERNANCE

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan - The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon (OMB-Luzon) will launch this morning a Campus Integrity Crusaders (CICs) at the Pangasinan National High School, here. The OMB-Luzon will hold a seminar to orient the Supreme Student Government's advisers and officers on new guidelines for CIC accreditation. The CIC refers to any non-partisan school-based youth organization recognized by a secondary or tertiary educational institution and accredited by the Ombudsman. Formerly known as the Junior Graftwatch Unit, the CIC is part of the Ombudsman Integrity Caravan in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) to promote good governance among the youth. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)

COP HUNTED

STA. CRUZ, Laguna - Police are on the hunt for a fellow cop who allegedly gunned down two people on the highway in Barangay Pagsawitan, here, the other night. Supt. Meliton Salvadora, Sta. Cruz chief of police, identified the suspect as Police Officer 2 Demetrio Rabano, a member of Pagsanjan Municipal Police Station and currently a detailed security (DS) to Sta. Cruz Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Jaime Blancaflor. Probers gathered that Rabano was reportedly drunk when he confronted a certain Mariko Zhina and her boyfriend, Jun Palomique, inside their Mazda 3 car parked on the roadside in Barangay Pagsawitan around 9:30 p.m. Monday and then shot them at close range after a heated argument. (Ferdinand F. Castro)

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