Visayas Newsbits for May 2,2013

Station Inauguratted

SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA 6) - Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Alan Purisima, in a message read for him by Police Regional Office 6 Director Agrimero A. Cruz, Jr. during the recent inauguration of the P16-million San Jose Municipal Police Station, said, ''San Jose being the capital town of Antique province truly deserves this multi-million police station.'' The new San Jose Municipal Police Office is one of the PNP's many projects which includes the construction of stronger edifices to house PNP members and provide good services to the public.

TYPHOID WARNING

CEBU CITY, Cebu (PIA) - With the summer heat, people tend to drink more water, and the Department of Health in Region 7 (DoH-7) is warning the public that eating contaminated food and water can lead to typhoid, the second leading disease in the region. Other diseases caused by contaminated water include diarrhea, cholera, and dysentery. Common typhoid symptoms are high-grade fever lasting to two weeks, severe headache, and diarrhea or constipation. If the patient does not seek medical help right away, the symptoms can cause typhoid psychosis or intestinal bleeding. January to April 13 this year, DoH's records show 472 typhoid cases in Region 7, lower than the 1,512 cases reported in the same period last year.

SOLDIERS VOTE

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo (PNA) - Officers and enlisted men of the Philippine Army's 301st Infantry Brigade in Camp Hernandez, Dingle, Iloilo voted Monday in their barracks 15 days ahead of the national elections as soldiers would have no more time to vote on May 13 because of their tasks in guarding the ballot and helping to secure peace and order on election day. The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police are allowed by law through the Local Absentee Voting to exercise their right to suffrage early.

GRADS HONORED

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occ. (PNA) - Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the recognition of Negros Occidental Scholarship Program scholars who graduated from their respective colleges and universities Tuesday. He also welcomed the new 128 NOSP grantees for the school year 2013-2014 in a ceremony at the Negros Occidental Multi-purpose Activity Center here. NOSP scholars who graduated with honors were given Medals of Excellence and Certificates of Recognition. Sixteen scholars who graduated Cum Laude were awarded with P5,000 cash incentive each while two scholars who graduated Magna Cum Laude got P10,000 each. Under the scholarship program, scholars pay no tuition and other school fees.

CHECKPOINT APPREHENSION

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte (PNA) - The number of Eastern Visayas gun ban violators rose to 117 with the arrest of three persons past midnight Tuesday in a police checkpoint at Brgy. Balud, Santa Margarita, Samar. The three - Ireneo Dealagdon, Diego Calagos and Cezar Saloritos, all residents of said town - were in a silver gray Pajero. Police Regional Office 8 (PRO 8) media relations officer Insp. Romuel Nacar said local authorities seized two caliber .45 pistols; one homemade 12 gauge shotgun and ammunitions with no corresponding documents from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from the suspects.

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