Aurora

DPWH starts bypass road

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started the construction of the P800-million bypass road in Maria Aurora town. A project of the DPWH Central Office, the 6.3-linear meter Canili bypass road will skirt the earth dike of the Canili-Diayo Dam through a diversionary road that will also involve three bridges.

Bataan

PCDA sets programs for PWDs

THE Provincial Council on Disability Affairs (PCDA) met yesterday to set plans for the celebration of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week this July. The objective of PCDA is to offer persons with disabilities or PWDs programs that will improve their lives and gain self confidence. The council is headed by Governor Albert Garcia who is assisted by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and other civil society organizations.

Bulacan

House approves bill for hospitals

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading bills that seek to establish government hospitals in Meycauayan City and towns of Obando and Marilao.

Nueva Ecija

August 25 gets nod as Gapan City holiday

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to declare August 25 of every year as a special nonworking holiday in Gapan City in celebration of its founding anniversary.

Army, BFAR conduct livelihood training

The 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division (7ID) of the Philippine Army, in coordination with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), recently held a five-day training for making bamboo floating net cage for cultured tilapia at the Pahingahan Complex, Fort Ramon Magsaysay. The seminar aimed to continue the progress of the division's last year's fish cage project, create more livelihood avenues for Army personnel, and ensure food security in surrounding communities.

Tarlac

7th ID is CL main disaster response team

THE Northern Luzon Command has designated the Army 7th Infantry Division as the unified command's main disaster response team in Central Luzon. At the same time, the RDRRMC3 is set to pass a resolution calling on the DPWH to look into the structural integrity of public school buildings in Central Luzon as evacuation centers during various calamities specifically typhoons, floods, and landslides. Also, in time for the rainy season, DOH-3 has allotted P7.2M worth of medicines and medical supplies, which are placed in strategic sites around the region while the DSWD3 has readied 5,000 family food packs in its warehouse at the Regional government center in case the need arises.

Zambales

Students in receive school supplies from NGCP

AROUND 900 students in select public schools in the province recently received school supplies from National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). Beneficiaries were from Naugsol Elementary School in Subic; Pangolingan Elementary School in Palauig; Luan Elementary School in barangay Lipay, Palauig; and Santiago Elementary School in Botolan. "The distribution is part of our Balik Eskwela project which intends to give back to our host communities or areas where we have transmission facilities," NGCP Central Luzon Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Officer Ernest Lorenz Vidal said. NGCP earlier donated 100 armchairs each to Pangolingan and Luan. "Apart from Zambales, similar distribution activities were likewise done in host communities in Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and Tarlac," Vidal added. NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining and developing the country’s power grid.