DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
LTO gears up for anti-drunk driving law enforcement
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) 6 reiterated its reminder to motorists: “don’t drink and drive.”
Or “if you drive, don’t drink.”
LTO-6 regional director Mario Singzon said he would advise drivers to dropping the usual “one for the road” drink or “it will cost you a fine of at least P20,000 and a 3-month imprisonment.”
Singzon made the warning as he announced that LTO-6 already acquired 5 breath analyzers, or breathalysers, for the enforcement of the Republic Act 10586 (Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013).
A breathalyser is a device which estimates blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample.
He admitted, though, that the five units won’t be enough given LTO-6’s wide area of jurisdiction.
Gorriceta, Mondejar clash on honesty
By: Louine Hope Conserva
THE political rivalry of 2nd district Rep. Arcadio Gorriceta and Iloilo Board Member June Mondejar has focused on the issue of honesty.
This, as Gorriceta wrote the office of Iloilo Vice Governor Raul “Boboy” Tupas and all members of the provincial board last Monday to present the documents relative to the proposed concreting and rehabilitation of 11 provincial roads in the second district.
The documents include a letter dated Nov. 3, 2013 from District Engineer Honorato Saldua of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) addressed to Gov. Arthur Defensor relative to the proposed road projects of Gorriceta.
The letter asked the provincial government for an update on the ongoing concreting of the provincial roads for them to assess the remaining portion to be included in the congressman’s proposal.
Another document dated Nov. 18, 2013 was the reply of Provincial Engineering Office Head Gracianito Lucero to the letter of Saldua.
Antiqueña tops 2014 Bar Exam
By: Maricyn A. De los Santos
A NATIVE of San Remegio, Antique topped the 2014 Bar Examinations.
Irene Mae Berano Alcobilla, who graduated from West Visayas State University with a degree in Political Science, studied law at the San Beda College in Manila. She got an 85.5 percent score to top one of the toughest examinations in the country.
In a radio interview Thursday, her father Rito shared his family’s happiness with Irene’s success.
Though his wife and one of their six children cannot share the happiness as they died during Typhoon Frank in 2008, he said he is grateful to God for the blessing, and to his two seafarer siblings who helped finance his daughter’s studies.
On Wednesday, a day before the result of the Bar was released, Irene posted in her Facebook, “I declare that tomorrow my dream will come true in Jesus name. Amen.”