Aurora

Farmers affected by dry spell

FARMERS in many areas in Aurora are now affected by the dry spell. The Provincial Agriculture Office said that because of lack of water and intense heat of the sun, palay crops did not bear much laden fruit. The Provincial Government is now assisting farmers on their irrigation needs with the necessary interventions.

Bataan

RDRRMC warns folk of LPA

IN ITS 7 a.m. General Flood Advisory Tuesday, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council forewarned people living near the mountain slopes and low lying areas within the vicinity of rivers and tributaries in Bataan and Zambales to be on alert due to moderate to occasionally heavy rains caused by the low pressure area (LPA) near Laoag City. At 2 p.m. issued a Yellow Warning (Heavy rainfall) in the provinces of Bataan, Zambales, and Pampanga.

Bulacan

Guv wants to bring river back to life

GOVERNOR and Regional Development Council III chairperson Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado seeks to save and "bring back to life" the Meycauayan-Marilao-Obando River System, which has been tagged as one of "the world's dirtiest river."

Nueva Ecija

Search on for 2014 Outstanding Young Novo Ecijanos

THE Provincial Youth Development Council (PYDC) invites residents to submit nominations for the 2014 The Outstanding Young Novo Ecijanos (TOYNE). "TOYNE seeks to honor members of the youth sector in the province for their outstanding achievements and invaluable contribution to nation-building," PYDC said in a statement. It is open to all Novo Ecijanos aged 18 to 30 years old who are single, of good moral character, have unquestionable integrity, and have not yet been a recipient of the award. A total of 10 youngsters, five students and five professionals, will be honored this year. Nominations will be accepted from June 16 to August 8. Those who have inquiries are encouraged to visit the PYDC office at 2nd floor, Old Capitol building in Cabanatuan City or call 09276865250 and 09059235700.

Tarlac

New Nolcom chief seeks collaboration for peace

NEWLY-INSTALLED Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) head Major General Felicito Virgilio Trinidad Jr. called on various stakeholders from national and local government to civil society organizations and the private sector to continue supporting the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in pursuit of a just and lasting peace in Regions 1,2, 3, and Cordillera. "Anchored on the whole of nation approach, we shall continue to collaborate with our stakeholders in the delivery of basic social services and other developmental programs and projects to the far-flung communities in order to improve the well-being of our kababayans thereby denying the remnants of the New People's Army (NPA) of issues to exploit on," Trinidad said during Monday’s turn of command rites. "Through our partners, we will collectively build social pressure on what remains of the NPA in this area and the other armed groups for them to shun the culture of arms and violence and to instead embrace a culture of peace and development," Trinidad added.

Zambales

FIVE new vessels were christened on Wednesday by Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation at its shipbuilding facility in Subic Bay Freeport. The newly built 5,400 TEU container carrier ships were ordered by Oaktree Capital Management LP, a global asset management firm specializing in alternative investment strategies.