Luzon Newsbits for April 13, 2013

12 April 2013

RIZAL HOUSING

Antipolo City, Rizal - In its continuing commitment to provide shelter to the homeless including those who were displaced by the past natural calamities that struck the province, the provincial government has started informing the target beneficiaries of their role as new lot owners of the provincial government's housing project. This came as almost 4,000 beneficiaries of the housing program of the Rizal Provincial Government were oriented on the qualification as future house and lot owners for their soon-to-be new community at Southville 9 Phase II, of the Ynares Village in Pinugay, in Baras, in this province. Gov. Casimiro "Junjun" Ynares III said 1,784 applicants have so far been validated and qualified. (Nel B. Andrade)

'BALIKATAN' AID

Candelaria, Zambales - Around 3,000 Zambaleños will benefit from the Medical and Dental Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the United States military during the "Balikatan 2013" military exercises. In a statement made by Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM), the program was conducted at the South Central Elementary School in Barangay Lipay in Sta. Cruz. Another MEDCAP was made at the Inhobol Elementary School in Masinloc and at the Amungan Elementary School in Iba. Included in the services given to the Zambalenos were free medical consultations, eye exams, circumcisions, dental services, and haircuts, among others. (Jonas Reyes)