Aquino thanks Yudhoyono for assistance to PHL

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on Aquino thanks Yudhoyono for assistance to PHL 

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 8 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday thanked Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for the assistance rendered to the Philippine government particularly “in terms of settling the Mindanao problem.

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DOLE assists Dumaguete-based kin of stranded OFW in Libya

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on DOLE assists Dumaguete-based kin of stranded OFW in Libya 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 8 – The Department of Labor and Employment here is helping the relatives of an engineer who has reportedly sought assistance to be evacuated out of the restive North African country, Libya.

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8 more IT parks soon to rise in Davao City

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on 8 more IT parks soon to rise in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, March 8 — About eight more information technology (IT) park projects are currently in the pipeline in Davao City, according to ICT Davao President Bert Barriga.

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CENRO II no idea of mining exploration in Basay town in Negros Oriental

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on CENRO II no idea of mining exploration in Basay town in Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 8 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Negros Oriental has not been officially informed about the ongoing mining exploration in the southernmost municipality of Basay.

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State university constructs dormitory for scholars

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on State university constructs dormitory for scholars 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 8 — A 100-bed capacity dormitory for government scholars is expected to rise at the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) campus in Guihulngan, some 121 kilometers north of Dumaguete, to address other concerns of scholars aside from the tuition fee.

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Mayor throws support to drive versus illegal numbers game

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on Mayor throws support to drive versus illegal numbers game 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 8 — Mayor Ernesto Reyes of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental said he strongly supports calls for the elimination of the illegal numbers game called “swertres” provided it will also include the legalized one which is run by the government-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

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Capitol allocates P7-M for boardwalk project of the late Gov. Macias

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on Capitol allocates P7-M for boardwalk project of the late Gov. Macias 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 8 — Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has announced an additional appropriation of P7 million for the completion of the boardwalk in Tanjay City, about an hour’s drive north of here.

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Philippine Army holds “Bayanihan” gathering in Guihulngan

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on Philippine Army holds “Bayanihan” gathering in Guihulngan 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 8 — The first Oplan Bayanihan of the Philippine Army was successfully conducted in Buenavista, Guihulngan in northern Negros Oriental on Sunday, through a convergence of government, private, and non-government organizations, including the presence of volunteer lawyers for a free legal clinic.

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Mayor urges Capitol for prior coordination on projects

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on Mayor urges Capitol for prior coordination on projects 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 8 – Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo has assured mayors, specifically Mayor Apollo Arnaiz of Pamplona town, to look into reports that some personnel of the Provincial Engineer's Office are not coordinating with local chief executives when implementing projects in their areas.

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City council tackles measure on ban versus marble guns

March 9, 2011 1:31 am· Comments Off on City council tackles measure on ban versus marble guns 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 8 — An ordinance prohibiting the manufacture, sale and possession of marble guns or “Alco Gun” was introduced before the Dumaguete City council to address its proliferation in different barangays of the city.

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