UNDER A STATE OF CALAMITY

SAN LUIS, Batangas - The destruction wrought on this town by monsoon rains enhanced by typhoon ''Gener'' prompted officials to declare a state of calamity over the weekend. Based on the records of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC), at least 89 families in six villages fled their houses destroyed by strong winds and floods last week. They were housed for four days in evacuation centers and fed by social welfare agency workers. The municipal government vowed to use their calamity fund to assist all the victims. (Ferdinand F. Castro)

TILAPIA AID

LUCENA CITY, Quezon - A total of 25 farmers and fishermen received tilapia fingerlings from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 4A office in support of their livelihood, the City Agriculturist's Office said yesterday. City Agriculturist Jose Canlas said he organized the farmers and fishermen living in the riverbank villages of Morong, Iyam, Isabang, and Lakawan and turned over to them a total of 44,000 tilapia fingerlings for them to start-up their own fisheries trade. (Danny Estacio)

ANGONO HOLDS CLEAN-UP TODAY

ANGONO, Rizal - Residents of this lakeshore town are enjoined to participate in the simultaneous clean-up drive in this 'Art Capital of the Country' town today as part of their contribution to the efforts of the government to keep the town free from trash and floods specially during this rainy season. Municipal employees, and elected officials from Mayor Gerardo Calderon down to barangay kagawads will lead in the massive clean-up activity, dubbed ''Linis Bayan'' in preparation for the upcoming celebration of the 74th anniversary of the creation of the town on August 19. Yesterday, Calderon celebrated his birthday by conducting a medical and dental mission for his constituents. (Nel B. Andrade)

LUBAO PROJECTS

LUBAO, Pampanga - Residents of Barangay San Francisco here lauded yesterday the provincial government headed by Governor Lilia G. Pineda for the various livelihood projects launched in their village last week. Sampaguita growers here received 2,000 seedlings under the ''Sampaguita Mabanglu'' livelihood project and 85 agricultural folk received 1,000 native chickens for their livelihood program under the Provincial Veterinary Office. Village chief Glenda Flores said the livelihood projects launched in their village will surely uplift the living conditions of her constituents. (Franco G. Regala)

LA UNION COPS PLANT NARRA

CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union - In line with the nationwide police-initiated greening project dubbed as ''Pulis Makakalikasan: Sampung Milyong Puno, Pamana sa Kinabukasan,'' a total of 3,360 Narra seedlings were planted on the mountains of Santol, this province. Chief Inspector Marlon D. Paiste, chief of the La Union Police Provincial Office- Community Relations Branch (LUPPO-PCRB), said the recent tree-planting activity was part of the 17th PCR Month celebration and initiative of PNP to support the PNP program (Environment-friendly policemen: Ten Thousand Trees, A Legacy for the Future) Under this greening project, every PNP personnel is required to plant six trees per month starting February 2012 or a total of 72 trees for one year. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)

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