By Tonette Orejas
Mayor Sonia Lorenzo of San Isidro town in Nueva Ecija province died of cancer last week with no regrets: Lorenzo had turned down a P10-million appropriation from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada in 2010.
Cornered by police, a suspected robber committed suicide early Tuesday by slashing his throat and stabbing his abdomen with a bolo in Barangay Nazareth in General Tinio town in this province.
It’s Cabanatuan’s turn to complain about government road projects that have caused massive traffic jams at the start of classes this month.
Citing a mild stroke that he suffered from in 2008 and an angioplasty in 2011, Mayor Ubaldino Lacorum of Nampicuan town, Nueva Ecija province, has resigned, leaving his daughter, who is the town’s vice mayor, to take over his post on July 1.
A court here has unseated Aliaga Mayor Elizabeth Vargas after voiding some votes cast for her, which gave her a 64-vote lead over her rival, Nationalist People’s Coalition candidate Reynaldo Ordanes, in the 2013 midterm elections.