MARQUEZ SUCCEEDS PRO1 CHIEF BUCAYU

CAMP FLORENDO, La Union - Chief Superintendent Ricardo Marquez officially assumed yesterday the highest post in the police force in Region 1, following Monday's command turn-over ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Marquez, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Sandigan Class 1982, took the helm as Director of the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) after his stint as deputy director for the Directorate for Operations of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Meanwhile, Chief Superintendent Franklin J.B. Bucayu, a member of PMA Dimalupig Class '81, has been assigned Camp Crame after a solid and colorful tour-of-duty as PRO1 director. (Freddie G. Lazaro)

BIRTH STATION

CANDABA, Pampanga - To further boost health services in rural areas, the provincial government announced the other day the allotment of a P5-million fund to jumpstart the operation of a birthing station in Barangay Bahay Pare, here, and its eventual establishment as a community hospital. "The Candabeños in this part of the town are far from the district hospital making health care services not so accessible. So we will later on convert the clinic into a community hospital," said Governor Lilia Pineda. Mayor Jerry Pelayo confirmed that many of his constituents used to take their patients either to San Luis District Hospital or as far as Baliwag Hospitals in Bulacan for medical emergencies. (Franco G. Regala)

PRAYER RALLY

CAMP GEN. GARCIA, Cavite - The officers and men of the Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) convened yesterday the "Unity Walk and Prayer Rally for SAFE 2013" in time for the election period which starts on Sunday, January 13. The rally was initiated by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to promote awareness and ensure secure and fair elections (SAFE) on May 13. Supt. Dionicio C. Borromeo, PPO deputy director for administration, said the provincial police will do everything to keep the citizens secured and the election period peaceful throughout Cavite, one of 15 provinces listed as "areas of concern" based on election-related incidents recorded in 2010. (Anthony Giron)

PHILHEALTH DUES

DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan - The PhilHealth Regional Office 1 based here reminded yesterday its 500,000 paying members in Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and La Union that their PhilHealth contribution will be P1,800 each for this year. PhilHealth Information Officer Irine Martinez said the fee for renewal of the medical insurance coverage is applicable to all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and individually paying members or those self-employed. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)

D.O.L.E. HELPS 4,869 POOR STUDENTS

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union - At least 4,869 poor but deserving students were assisted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 1 last summer in 2012 through its Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES), it was reported yesterday. DOLE Region 1 Director Grace Ursua said the number of student-beneficiaries of SPES last year had remarkably increased to 28 percent compared with 2011. "(The) 2012 summer's placement reached 4,869. The beneficiaries came from Pangasinan with 2,703 students- beneficiaries; Ilocos Norte with 809; Ilocos Sur had 719; and La Union had 638," Ursua said. (Freddie G. Lazaro)

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