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Guam First Lady here; talk before Rotarians set
Rotarians of Rotary International District 3780 in Quezon City and their spouses, led by the Rotary Clubs of Valencia Heights and San Francisco del Monte, welcomed Joann G. Camacho, first lady of Guam, a trust territory of the United States, to the Philippines yesterday.
The Guam first lady arrived yesterday for a series of socio-cultural activities and is expected to be received in Malacanang by President Arroyo. Among the major activities in her itinerary is a trade, business, investments, and job opportunity talk before Quezon City Rotarians on Monday night at the Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.
Dubbed as "Guam: Where America's Day Begins," the special address before District 3780 Rotarians is her first major speaking engagement before Rotary clubs in the Philippines. Around 15 Rotary clubs have confirmed their participation in the event.
The forum was organized by the Rotary Clubs of Valencia Heights and San Francisco del Monte, LinkSys International Corp., and Certified Global Link USA. For inquiries, text GUAM FL TALK
34 mayors air support
LUCENA CITY, Quezon -- Thirty-four mayors of this province said yesterday that the combined accomplishments of Quezon Reps. Rafael Nantes of the first district of Quezon, Proceso Alcala of the second district, and Lorenzo Tanada III of the fourth district, have boosted their and the people's morale.
As this developed, the 34 mayors have pledged to support the Liberal Party (LP) headed by its president, outgoing Senate President Franklin M. Drilon, and Nantes, its provincial chairman.
In the last elections, the LP in Quezon bagged the four congressional seats in the province, and is seeking to repeat the feat in the next elections in 2007.
The spokesman of the 34 mayors disclosed that they joined the LP due to its provincial officials' ability to provide infrastrucuture projects that benefited thousdands of people in the province.
He said that considering that almost 80 percent of Quezon mayors are behind the LP, along with more than 1,000 barangay officials, there is no doubt that if elections were held today, the LP could repeat its 2004 sweep of all congressional seats. …