CAMP VICENTE LIM
Teener?s body dumped in town
POLICE are investigating whether a fraternity could be behind the murder and rape of a teenager whose body was dumped in a quarry area in Liliw, Laguna.
Senior Insp. Arnel Pagulayan, Liliw police chief, said the body of the still unidentified teenager, estimated to be between 13-17 years old, was found half-naked with bruises in Barangay Mojon on Wednesday.
The area where the body was found is known among residents as a favorite hazing venue of fraternities.
CITY OF MEYCAUAYAN
70 families homeless in fire
A FIRE believed caused by a gas tank explosion on Thursday razed more than 60 houses, leaving 70 families homeless in Barangay Gasak here. Police arson investigators said the explosion in one of the shanties in the village started the fire at around 5:30 p.m. The blaze was put under control at around 8:30 p.m. No one was reported hurt, police said.
SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ
Ex-mayor is new vice mayor
THE COMMISSION on Elections has declared former Mayor Efren Alvarez as the winner of the vice mayoral race here in the 2007 elections.
In a resolution issued on Wednesday, the Comelec?s first division said Alvarez won by 418 votes over incumbent Vice Mayor Alberto Tobias Jr.
Tobias was proclaimed winner over Alvarez by a vote advantage of 97 votes.
Alvarez protested the election results, citing alleged irregularities.
Tobias denied the allegation.
The Comelec resolution, penned by presiding Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento, showed Alvarez had garnered 14,117 votes against Tobias? 13,699 votes. Alvarez and Tobias are running for mayor in May.
New Cavite cop chief named
AMID controversies, Senior Supt. Primitivo Tabujara, former regional police intelligence chief, was named the new Cavite provincial director, replacing Senior Supt. Alfred Corpus, an official confirmed Wednesday.
Cavite Gov. Ireneo ?Ayong? Maliksi protested the reshuffle and obtained a temporary restraining order which had expired, paving the way for Tabujara?s assumption into office.
Corpus, former police chief of Taguig City, served only for four months as Cavite police chief. The normal tour of duty of a provincial police chief is two years, Corpus said.
A source privy to the appointment of Tabujara said politics could be the reason for Corpus? replacement. Corpus, the sources said, was not in good terms with Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. because of Corpus? close association with Maliksi. The Revillas and Maliksi are known rivals in Cavite.
Dela Cruz; 66
CRISTETA Rivera dela Cruz died on Jan. 12 at the age of 66. Dela Cruz, a former barangay captain in Cabangan, Zambales, left behind children Dennis, Dina, Apeng, Ising and several grandchildren. Her remains lie in the family residence in Cabangan, Zambales. Burial is set Jan. 20 in the same town.