PDEA calls for new undercover agents
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is in need of new personnel as undercovers in battling narcotics.
According to PDEA Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr., the agency targets to hire 382 new drug enforcement officers. The qualifications include: must be 21 to 35 years of age, physically fit, at least 5 feet tall for females, and 5 feet and 2 inches tall for males.
Applicants must be college graduates, computer literate and holding of either Career Service Professional Eligibility or a Professional Regulation Commission license.
The Personal Data Sheet can be downloaded from http://www.csc.gov.ph and submit to the PDEA national headquarters on NIA Northside Road located in Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City.
General Trias is now Cavite’s 7th city
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Saturday proclaimed General Trias as Cavite’s 7th city.
General Trias, Cavite is Philippines 145th city. The city declaration was spearheaded by Cavite Provincial Commission on Elections supervisor, Lawyer Juanito Ravanzo Jr., Comelec Region IV-A Director Juanito Icaro and Deputy Executive Director for Operations Bartolome Sinocruz.
Present in the declaration is General Trias, Cavite Mayor, Antonio Ferrer and Vice Mayor Maurito Sison with their councilors and other constituents. Comelec report showed that 15,037 voted yes while 490 registered voters are against the proclamation.
MPIC firm considers connector road for CAVITEX, Manila North Harbor
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan has discussed with the government the possible construction of connector road between Manila North Harbor and Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX).
MPIC Chairman Pangilinan said it was just an informal proposal to the government during their Christmas lunch in Makati City, and his firm would still have to study about connecting the roads through an underwater expressway or a bridge “so people can travel from north to south without having to enter the city, unless you wanted to.”
DOH to offer free maintenance medicine for hypertension and diabetic patients
The Department of Health (DOH) will provide free maintenance medicines to hypertension and diabetic patients from regional Rural Health Units (RHUs) starting January of next year.
DOH Secretary Janette Garin said in order to avail free maintenance medicines, patients should be a member of the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Club in RHUs of their localities.
Garin added that the step was to help facilitate “the risk assessment of community members and to ensure a regular follow-up of diagnosed hypertensive and diabetic patients.”
There will be an assessment for patients in the nearest health centers to be part of the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Club, which was recently launched last December 9 in Pampanga.
Ravena, Akhuetie stands out in Doha exhibition game
Kiefer Ravena and Bright Akhuetie highlighted the Philippine’s victory over Qatar, in an exhibition game in the FIBA 3×3 All-Stars in Doha on Saturday, December 12.
Ravena showed off his ball-handling skills and gave a step- back jump shot after a crossover that favored the Philippines with an 11-7 lead while a two-handed tomahawk dunk of Akhuetie ended the game.
The Philippine team triumphed over Qatar with an eighteen-eleven lead.