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Old February 12th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #301
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Arroyo, De Castro lead ceremony for construction of housing projects

By Charlie V. Manalo
02/13/2010

President Arroyo and housing czar Vice President Noli de Castro led yesterday the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of 56 medium-rise cluster buildings that can accommodate about 900 families in Disiplina Village, Valenzuela City who were mostly affected by killer typhoon “Ondoy” last year.

According to Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian, the project was initiated to fast-track the relocation of the 1,800 families in the city, most of them living alongside the Tullahan River who were rendered homeless or had their houses damaged after being ravaged by Ondoy.

Gatchalian said the project, dubbed “Disiplina Village Project,” was a joint undertaking between the city government of Valenzuela and private businesses through the Dakilang Handog Foundation, with philanthropist Dee Hua Gatchalian as the chairman.

Under the joint agreement, the city government will provide two hectares of its property in Barangay Ugong with the materials for the development, including the construction of multi-purpose covered court, a daycare center, health center and a livelihood training center to be raised from the private sectors and coursed through the Dakilang Handog Foundation.

Donors to the P100-million project (P25 million for the lot and P75 million for the construction) are San Miguel Corp., members of Valenzuela Chamber of Commerce and Industry, namely, CDO Foodsphere Inc., Splash Corp. and Wellex Industries.

The Valenzuela mayor said they will be able to save around P50 million for the actual construction of the project as the beneficiaries offered their services for the construction of more than 900 housing units on voluntary basis, utilizing the renowned Filipino spirit of “bayanihan.”

Already, the first batch of 48 beneficiary families placed in the so-called staging area within the relocation site, are undergoing training on masonry and carpentry to be provided by Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers.

Each medium-rise cluster building will be composed of 16 housing units with 8 units on the ground floor and another 8 units on the second floor and each unit has a total area of 26 square meters.

Gatchalian said the project is also a manifestation of the city government effort toward its dream of a squatter-free city where Valenzuelaños live in a peaceful and progressive community and with the goal of bringing back the dignity of the poor by providing them descent housing community.

To highlight more the significance of the project, Gatchalian added, they wanted the President herself and the country’s designated housing czar to lead the ground-breaking ceremony that will officially commence its construction.
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Camanava candidates sign peace deal with police, private sector
(The Philippine Star) Updated February 14, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Local candidates in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela (Camanava) signed a covenant Friday night with the police and the private sector at the Northern Police District headquarters for an honest and peaceful conduct of the May 10 elections in the area.

Philippine National Police chief Director General Jesus Verzosa, Metro Manila police chief Director Roberto Rosales and NPD director Chief Superintendent Samuel Pagdilao Jr. witnessed the official signing of the Covenant of Hope, which stands for honest, orderly and peaceful elections, at around 7 p.m.

“Rest assured that the NPD police will work twice as hard, perform our duties the best way we can in ensuring that the May 2010 elections in Camanava will be free from violence and other unlawful activities,” Pagdilao said. The activity coincided with Pagdilao’s 53rd birthday.

“That’s really his wish for his birthday, that the conduct of elections in his command would be free of violence,” Chief Inspector Jay Agcaoili, chief of the NPD-Special Operation Group, told The STAR yesterday.

Among those present in the activity were Caloocan City Reps. Mitch Cajayon and Oscar Malapitan, former mayor Rey Malonzo, former Rep. Bobby Guanzon, former Malabon-Navotas Rep. Ricky Sandoval, Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco, Valenzuela Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian, Rep. Magtanggol “Magi” Gunigundo and several other local officials and aspiring politicians.

Malabon and Caloocan are among the 10 cities in Metro Manila being closely watched by authorities that may be included in the elections watchlist due to past elections violent incidents.

Malabon has a recent history of political hostility wherein the campaign leader of a local politician was gunned down inside their party headquarters, while in Caloocan City, a political supporter was killed when a hand grenade exploded also inside a local party headquarters.

The NPD has already started their intensified election security operations effective last week, which resulted in the arrest of 54 violators of election-related laws. Of those arrested, 26 were gun ban violators and 28 were nabbed for carrying bladed weapons. – Pete Laude




New police headquarters to rise in Valenzuela
(The Philippine Star) Updated February 14, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian led on Thursday the ground breaking ceremony of a P36.6 million modern police headquarters that will soon rise in the financial center in Barangay Karuhatan in Valenzuela city.

The new three-story edifice will have a total floor area of 1,458 square meters, or about three times the size of the current city police headquarters beside the Old City Hall which was built in 1982 during the term of former mayor Geronimo Angeles. The building will rise on a newly-acquired property adjacent to the new City Government Complex. The new headquarters will be the latest addition to the complex where other structures include the Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles (Finance Building), the Executive Building and the People’s Center and Legislative Building, and the Social Hall, that are now nearing completion.

It will have two conference rooms, conveniently laid out office spaces and a sleeping quarter that can accommodate up to 16 persons. It will be a more conducive workplace than the cramped up and dark interiors the police used to bear with their old site.

The new headquarters is part of Gatchalian’s continued support program to the Valenzuela City Police Station thru the Valenzuela City Police Capability Enhancement Program that aims to boost the morale of the police force and at the same time invest on their mobility for them to be able to cover a larger area, respond swiftly to emergency situations, and pursue criminal elements without delay, according to Gatchalian.

During the groundbreaking rites, Gatchalian also turned over some a P13 million worth of vehicles and equipment to the city’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit to beef up its capabilities on high risk operations.

The city chief executive, who also heads the Valenzuela City Peace and Order Council, said “proper equipment will allow local law enforcers to carry out their jobs better.”

The Valenzuela police SWAT team received four brand new Isuzu Crosswind units. In addition to that, pieces of equipment include high performance armory and top of the line gears designed to “answer the needs for door breaching speed in congested environments.”

City police chief Senior Superintendent Rainer Idio made the impression that the package will indeed boost the morale of his team. “Our law enforcers have been scoring a series of successful anti-crime operatives,” he said. – Perseus Echeminada
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Echiverri warns residents against fires this March

MANILA, March 2 (PNA) -- Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri reminded residents on Tuesday to be extra careful this summer in order to avoid fire incidents in their neighborhood.

According to Echiverri, blazes tend to increase during the hot and humid summer season, thus it is only right for Caloocan residents to be more vigilant so that the belongings they have saved up for would not end up as piles of ash.

Fire does not choose between victims whether they are rich or poor, so it is best to just practice utmost safety to steer clear of regrets, he said.

“We need to employ utmost care during summer because this is the time of year when fire incidents rise. I urge my constituents to follow safety measures in order to avoid fires,” the mayor said.

Echiverri stressed that although March is Fire Prevention Month, Caloocan residents should treat every day as fire prevention day.

Meanwhile, all of the city’s barangay officials have been told by Echiverri to conduct an information campaign aimed at teaching residents helpful tips in shunning possible fire incidents.

Even the city fire department has been put on alert by the mayor so that firefighters would be just a moment’s notice from responding to blazes.

"We believe that vigilance is the most effective remedy and if we help each other, then fire would be prevented altogether,” added Echiverri. (PNA)
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Navotas summer program for youths kicks-off

MANILA, March 2 (PNA) -- The Navotas local government announced that it is now accepting applicants for its summer youth program.

The project, spearheaded by the Navotas Office of Youth and Sports, dubbed as "Kalinga sa Kabataang Navoteno", is composed of free sports clinic and arts workshops.

Navotas Mayor Tobias "Toby" Tiangco said the program, now on its ninth year, is free of charge and aims to develop a healthy lifestyle, promote camaraderie and sportsmanship among the young people of the locality.

The sports clinic covers karatedo, taekwondo, arnis, boxing and swimming lessons with instructors coming from Philippine Karatedo Federation and duly accredited by the Philippine Sports Commission.

While the summer workshops for acting, dancing, guitar lesson and basic drawing and lettering are in cooperation with instructors and graduates from the Philippine Education Theater Association.

Activities will start on April 5 up to May 28, 2010.

Tiangco said the sports clinic and arts workshops are worthwhile summer activities.

“It is one way for everybody, particularly the students, to spend the summer vacation constructively,” he said.

Tiangco said these summer activities could produce talents from among the city’s residents.

The city government annually appropriates funds for the continuing youth development projects and other related summer youth programs such as free sports clinic, theatrical workshop and inter-barangay sports fest. (PNA)
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Navotas summer program for youths kicks-off

MANILA, March 2 (PNA) -- The Navotas local government announced that it is now accepting applicants for its summer youth program.

The project, spearheaded by the Navotas Office of Youth and Sports, dubbed as "Kalinga sa Kabataang Navoteno", is composed of free sports clinic and arts workshops.

Navotas Mayor Tobias "Toby" Tiangco said the program, now on its ninth year, is free of charge and aims to develop a healthy lifestyle, promote camaraderie and sportsmanship among the young people of the locality.

The sports clinic covers karatedo, taekwondo, arnis, boxing and swimming lessons with instructors coming from Philippine Karatedo Federation and duly accredited by the Philippine Sports Commission.

While the summer workshops for acting, dancing, guitar lesson and basic drawing and lettering are in cooperation with instructors and graduates from the Philippine Education Theater Association.

Activities will start on April 5 up to May 28, 2010.

Tiangco said the sports clinic and arts workshops are worthwhile summer activities.

“It is one way for everybody, particularly the students, to spend the summer vacation constructively,” he said.

Tiangco said these summer activities could produce talents from among the city’s residents.

The city government annually appropriates funds for the continuing youth development projects and other related summer youth programs such as free sports clinic, theatrical workshop and inter-barangay sports fest. (PNA)
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DPWH to turn over soon to MMDA Camanava flood control operation

By Arlie O. Calalo
03/04/2010

With only 3.5 percent unfinished portions, the management of the P5.18-billion Camanava (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela) Flood Control and Drainage Improvement Project is almost ready to be turned over to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), a public works official said yesterday.

Started in 2003 and now 96.5 percent complete, engineer Carla Bartolo, in-charge of the flood control project, said it can be turned over to the MMDA once the remaining works, which involve construction of drainage improvements and junctions in Malabon City, among other things, will be finished in the next few months.

She told Tribune during a phone interview the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently managing the operations and maintenance of the 18.5 sq. kms. flood control project since there are still unfinished works in Malabon area.

“But as soon as the project will be 100 percent complete, it is only proper that its management should be handled by MMDA as stipulated under the memorandum of agreement signed by the government agencies in 2002,” Bartolo said.

Funded out of the loans from Japan International Cooperation Agency, the flood control project has been regarded as the final solution to the festering flooding problem which almost cripples the economy and residents of the northern part of the metropolis even only during high tides.

“But as soon as it is completed and would become fully operational before the end of the year, perennial flooding in Camanava area will no longer be a problem, it will be a thing of the past,” Bartolo said.

She added it could have been finished as early as 2007 but the problem on right-of-way, in which some P400 million was set aside to pay the owners of private lots that were affected by the project and some P50 million for informal settlers’ relocation, had delayed its completion for nearly three years.

But we were able to finally resolve the matters, paving the way for the continuation of the construction of folder dikes as well as river improvements, especially in Malabon and Caloocan areas, Bartolo said.

Major components of the flood control project include the setting up of at least five huge pumping stations with ancillary floodgates in North Navotas and barangays Bangkulasi, Catmon and Maypajo in Caloocan; independent floodgates in barangays Longos, Muzon, Pinagkanalian, Kailugan and North Pinagkabalian, and a navigation gate.

Of the localities, Bartolo said Malabon will largely benefit from the project as she noted the bulk of the flood control and drainage improvement system was focused on the city since it is the most affected “being sandwiched” by its adjoining cities.

In 2007, she said the project became operational and it was found to have largely contributed to flood mitigation in most areas in the northern part of the metropolis.

“But its full benefit will be obtained once it is 100 percent complete,” she told Tribune.

Citing the agreement between DPWH and MMDA, Bartolo said the management of the project will be handled by the latter which can hire new personnel or absorb the current workforce that operates the system. She added they employ at least 36 personnel, four of whom are mechanical engineers that operate the project.

Asked what Mayors Enrico “Recom” Echiverri (Caloocan), Tito Oreta (Malabon), Toby Tiangco (Navotas) and Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian (Valenzuela) can say on the multibillion-peso flood control project, Bartolo said she believed they were all satisfied.

Proof on the gains that the Camanava people have reaped on the construction of the project was evident during typhoon “Ondoy’s” wrath in which the northern part of Metro Manila, which used to be flooded even during high tides, had been spared, thus saving more lives and properties, Bartolo said.
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2,300 Caloocan students attend 'LEGS' seminar

MANILA, March 4 (PNA) -- Saying graduating students need "sturdy legs to help them stand out and survive in the real world,” Caloocan City Mayor Enrico "Recom" Echiverri has initiated a program that would provide such future professionals with the necessary knowledge and confidence so they "may adjust from being a student to worker with ease."

Aptly dubbed “Labor Education for Graduating Students (LEGS),” the two-day program attracted more than 2,300 students from all over Caloocan.

The first staging of "LEGS" took place last Feb. 25 at the University of Caloocan City (UCC) in Camarin, Caloocan North, while the second was held the next day at UCC on Tandang Sora Street.

“Our students must know that life outside is very different from within the four walls of their classroom. They must be prepared to face the realities of being an employee, of earning a living, once they step out,” said the two-term mayor.

Echiverri said the objective of LEGS is to equip graduating students with knowledge on their basic rights as would-be workers, as well as labor-related matters and other relevant information on employment.

The program likewise pushes for the promotion of labor laws, policies, standard rules and regulations, Echiverri stressed.

“This is an advocacy worth pushing for, especially since it greatly impacts the Caloocan youth,” he added.

"LEGS" is a joint project of the Caloocan Labor Industrial Relations Office-Public Employment Service Office (LIRO-PESO) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela office. (PNA)
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Caloocan supports rights of disabled persons

MANILA, March 7 (PNA) -- Caloocan Mayor Enrico Echiverri said the city government has been continuously exerting efforts to alleviate the plight of persons with disability through the implementation of various programs to address their immediate needs.

Echiverri said persons with disability should also be provided with equal rights and services as those being accorded to normal persons in the society.

In the recent campaign of the city government through its City Social Welfare Department (CSWD), it has identified at least 1,346 persons with disability that need immediate assistance.

In the same vein, Echiverri said the local government was able to screen and select athletes from this sector which would be eligible to compete in the Special Olympics National Games.

To help persons with disability, the CSWD, through the initiative of Echiverri, has been continuously conducting seminars and other awareness programs that will make these less fortunate individuals to know their basic rights.

The local government of Caloocan has been conducting seminars and various information campaigns to the public to make them more aware of the needs of the sector and create an interactive harmony in the community.

“Rest assured that the city government will always exert efforts to alleviate the plight of this needy sector. Because we believe that if this sector would be given an equal opportunity, persons with disability could also excel in their chosen careers,” he said. (PNA)
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Caloocan offers free measles vaccines

MANILA, March 9 (PNA) -- Caloocan Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri announced that the city health office will be giving free anti-measles vaccines to children particularly those who are between nine months and five years old.

Echiverri said it is only right to initiate a program offering free vaccines to Caloocan’s youngsters so their bodies may have defense against measles, which is known to worsen under the intense summer heat.

City health office representatives will make their way to each of the city barangays to make sure that everyone at risk would be given the anti-measles shots.

“Offering free vaccines against measles is one of our ways to show how important the next generation is. We believe that children are the hope of our nation so it is only fitting to protect their health,” said Echiverri.

Consequently, the Caloocan mayor asked parents from around the city to be more vigilant in looking after their kid’s health so they may be able to seek medical help upon the seeing the symptoms of measles.

Among these symptoms are long-lasting fevers of up to 10 days, teary eyes, cough and cold and presence of small rashes in the ears and back that slowly spread and cover the entire body of the afflicted.

Based on studies conducted by medical experts, there is still no cure for measles and the only practical defense for the deadly disease is vaccines.

Barangay officials and health workers will work hand-in-hand with the City Health Office, which had been tasked to oversee the vaccination of children. (PNA)
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Navotas summer employment program benefits 150 poor students

MANILA, March 9 (PNA) -- Navotas Mayor Tobias "Toby" M. Tiangco has announced the employment of 150 poor but deserving students from the city under the local government's special program for the employment of the students (SPES).

The students will work for one whole month, starting April 5, 2010, and will be assigned in the different departments of the city government.

The beneficiaries will work as clerks, encoders, liaison officers, aides, and perform other auxiliary jobs.

The students will receive the existing minimum salary wherein the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) provide for 40 percent and the city government shoulders the remaining 60 percent.

The city government, under Mayor Tiangco, annually appropriates funds for the continuing SPES projects and other related summer youth programs such as free sports clinic, theatrical workshop, and inter-barangay sports fest.

“This program aims to instill in the minds of our young Navoteños the importance and value of hard work and to make use of their vacation constructively. We see to it that only the most needy and qualified will be accepted in the program,” Tiangco said.

According to Genesis Sanoy, the city's public employment and service officer (PESO), the beneficiaries were thoroughly screened and evaluated by PESO.

“Only the most qualified and deserving students will be accommodated based on the strict policies and procedures required under SPES,” he said.

The SPES program, under Republic Act 7323, is intended to help the poor but deserving students pursue their education by means of employment during vacation.(PNA)
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Valenzuela teachers, students bag key awards in regional and national academic contests

MANILA, March 13 (PNA) -- Teacher and student representatives from various schools in Valenzuela City won bagged major awards and recognitions in several regional and national academic contests sponsored by the Department of Education (DepEd) during the school yer 2009-2010.

Valenzuela City DepEd Division Superintendent Dr. Flordeliza Mayari was beaming with pride when she made the performance report that listed local schools' accomplishments at a meeting with the local school board headed by Mayor Sherwin "Win" Gatchalian.

Dr. Mayari, herself a program consultant to a number of educational shows produced by a large television network, disclosed that Valenzuela's favorable performance is attributable to the unwavering commitment of the city government to provide quality and accessible education.

Topping off these achievements, she said, was the overall championship for elementary level at the recent Regional Science Quest held in P. Bernardo Elementary School in Quezon City, the first time Valenzuela copped the lead from other schools in the National Capital Region (NCR). The divisions of Muntinlupa and Pasay finished as runners-up.

In that same competition, sixth grader Christian Eduard Demegillo, with teacher-trainer Mrs. Luningning De Luna of Bitik Elementary School, emerged as first placer in Science Dama VI. Arjay Mendoza, a grade five pupil at Bignay Elementary School, coached by Hermogenes Magdasoc Jr., landed on second spot for Science Dama V.

For the Investigative Project category, on the other hand, Isabel Bernardo, trained by Ms. Felisa P. Juan of A. Mariano Elementary School, grabbed first place while Angel Ruiz, trained by Ms. Marilou Dolot of Mapulang Lupa Elementary School, settled for third place.

Moreover, four DepEd Valenzuela elementary teachers were given honors for their outstanding Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM) that aim to aid learning capabilities of students on a specified topic.

Winning first place on their respective grade levels were Alvin Delvin from Mapulang Lupa Elementary School for grade 6, Ms. Luzviminda Camarista from Lingunan Elementary School for grade 4, and Felipe Tacuyog Jr. from Tanada Elementary School for grade 3. Ms. Ma. Amor Bandola, also from Tañada Elementary School, settled for second place for grade 4.

Ms. Camarista's SIM, "Mr. Bean - The Seed," would later on emerge as the best in the country at the 7th National Science Quest held in Tabaco National High School, beating other regional winners.

For the secondary level of the competition, the Division of Valenzuela clinched second place, next to Manila and Quezon City, respectively, after accumulating points from individual contests participated in by the division's representatives.

In the field of campus journalism, graduating student Jazziz Carmona of Malinta National High School reaped four awards from individual contests at the National Schools Press Conference.

She won second place for best radio broadcast and third places for best in infomercial and best in technical application. Ms. Ma. Maricor Quijano served as her mentor.

In the division level, Valenzuela finished a respectable fourth place among 14 divisions of NCR after its representatives and campus publications swept awards in various categories.

In Regional Read-A-Thon contest held at DeEd NCR office, Valenzuela elementary pupils made a good showing by bringing home three awards, including a first place award for Best Story Re-telling in Filipino by Brian Jude Bulat-ag of Bignay Elementary School under Ms. Mary Rose Trinidad.

In the Regional Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP) Skills Development and Competition, another batch of three awards were raked in, including a first place win by Vicente P. Trinidad National High School's Ruel James Tamoyang under the mentorship of Hector de Dios.

Mrs. Veronica Itorma of Polo National High School also won grand prize at the National PHEA Cross-Stitch Contest.

Mayor Gatchalian said these accomplishments will serve as an inspiration to all to continue striving for the upliftment of the quality of education.

The city chief executive likewise posed it as a challenge to the city's educators to maintain, or even surpass, these harvest of citations next school year. (PNA)
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Comelec allows Asistio to run in Kalookan
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MANILA, March 16 (PNA) - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has allowed former Caloocan Rep. Luis Asistio to run for mayor in the city after junking the petition for disqualification filed by the city’s incumbent Mayor Enrico Echiverri for lack of merit.

In a 16-page decision, the Comelec first division ruled against the petitioner, saying Asistio had already served his sentence and was subsequently pardoned in 1984 by the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

It added that the Local Government Code only requires a prohibitive period of two years after serving the sentence for a crime involving moral turpitude.

In his petition, Echiverri said that “Asistio should be barred from seeking public office because he was convicted of kidnapping for ransom five decades ago and even declared a false address on his certificate of candidacy.”

Likewise, the poll body was not convinced on the argument presented by the petitioner on the issue that Asistio is not a resident of Caloocan.

“It should be noted that the respondent’s family is known family is known to be one of the prominent political families in Caloocan City.”

“Respondent himself served as the city’s (second district) Representative in the House of Representatives having elected as such during the 1992, 1995, 1998 and 2004 elections,” the decision added.

It furthered, “Again in 2007, respondent ran for public office, this time seeking for the mayoralty seat. It is apparent from this actions of respondent that he never intended to abandon his domicile, Caloocan City, notwithstanding the purported absence thereof.”

Asistio, is running as an independent candidate while Echiverri is running under the Liberal Party, the incumbent mayor is running for a third and final term. (PNA)
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MANILA, March 25 (PNA) -- The Valenzuela local government in coordination with Rotary Club of Valenzuela recently conducted a job fair for aspiring individuals eager to join the business processing outsource (BPO) industry.

The job fair was held at the VCCPA Theater in Malinta early this week.

Luningning Martin, head of the Public Employment Services Office (PESO), said this joint undertaking between the city and the civic group brought TeleDevelopment Services, a company that provide clients with global outsourcing and back-office solutions, for a one-day recruitment campaign in the city.

"That's good news to our graduating students as well as to our constituents who wants to step up with their career," Martin said.

She said Mayor Sherwin "Win" Gatchalian wants his constituents to play active roles in the USD 7.3 billion BPO industry.

Ricardo Yu of the Rotary Club said the BPO industry is already a major driving force in the economy that substantially employs a significant segment of the country's workforce.

Of late, the Philippines has been named as the "Best BPO Destination in the World" twice by the London-based National Outsourcing Association (NOA) and is attributed mainly to its career-driven people.

"I see no reason why Valenzuelanos should be left behind,"he said.

Of the almost 230 applicants in the job fair, he said at least 10 percent got shortlisted.

"It's a lot better compared to other places where our hit rate usually pegs at five percent," he said. (PNA)
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Caloocan beefs up police visibility for Holy Week
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MANILA, March 25 (PNA) -- With Holy Week exodus, the Caloocan City Police Station (CCPS) announced that it will increasing its police visibility patrols on all of the city’s transport centers to prevent criminal elements from victimizing Lenten season vacationers.

The CCPS, in a statement, stressed that this is in-line with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) directive ordering all police commands in the Metropolis to keep crime incidences to a minimum as the country commemorates Holy Week.

To further secure individuals and groups lining up for their rides in the city’s various bus and Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations, the CCPS said that it will deploy on 24-hour basis uniformed and non-uniformed police operatives in the vicinity of the above-mentioned transport centers to complement efforts of their patrolling mobile patrol units.

The CCPS also urged passengers and other individuals to immediately report to the nearest police precinct or operatives’ suspicious looking individuals loitering aimlessly in the above-mentioned places so that authorities can take appropriate actions. (PNA)
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Navotas City’s new congressman to support Belmonte in speakership fight

06/28/2010

Saying he would remain under an opposition party of former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada, Navotas City Congressman-elect Toby Tiangco said he would give his support to Quezon City Congressman-elect Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte who is vying for the House speakership.

“I have one word. I have promised to support him once he makes official his campaign for House speakership and I will not renege on what I had said,” according to Tiangco, who is set to turn over the city leadership to his younger brother, Mayor-elect John Rey Tiangco, who was also unchallenged during the last May 10 polls.

He explained to reporters that his decision to support Belmonte, who reigned in Quezon City for nine years, has nothing to do with his party, Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).

Tiangco, who has been loyal to the former President and has been on the side of opposition, issued the statement as he clarified unconfirmed reports that he was throwing his support behind Belmonte’s rival for the House top post, Rep. Edcel Lagman, of Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

Even before Belmonte came out and declared his desire to get the House speakership, Lagman’s name came out after outgoing President and now Pampanga Congresswoman-elect Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declined to accept the party nomination.

But there is one thing that will not be changed, according to Tiangco, who held the city’s top post for more than a decade.

“I will never leave my party (PMP). Malaki ang utang na loob ko sa partidong aking kinaaaniban dahil ito ang partidong humubog sa akin,” the outgoing Navotas chief executive said. Arlie O. Calalo




Camanava business district to rise in NLEX

By Perseus Echeminada (philstar.com) Updated June 28, 2010 04:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The all-Liberal Party vice mayors in the Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela (CAMANAVA) area have banded themselves to push for the creation of the Camanava business district in the North Expressway along the boundary of northern Manila and Bulacan province.

Caloocan City Vice Mayor Edgar “Egay” Erice told the STAR that the rise of the business district is part of their support program to the administration of incoming President Benigno Aquino III to spur development in northern Manila.

“Camanava business district will serve as the nerve center of incoming and outgoing products in northern Luzon and goods from the North Harbor,” he said.

Erice said the three vice mayors – Antolin Oreta, Malabon; Patrick Joseph Javier, Navotas; and Eric Martinez of Valenzuela city – had an initial meeting over the weekend and they had agreed to work together to spur development in the northern Manila area.

“Among the concerns that we want to address is the perennial flooding which practically hindered development,” he said.

Erice said the proximity of North Harbor to NLEX has made it an ideal site for a central business district that can attract both local and foreign investors.

He said their group would also push for another loop of the railway system around the four cities to make travel more convenient among the residents in the area.

Erice said the full development of the railway system would be accomplished with the completion of the major highways – C3, C4 and C6 – which traverse the four northern Manila towns.

The Caloocan city vice mayor said elevated railway system around the district would help decongest traffic particularly during high tides where vehicles are stalled in flooded streets.
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