Indigenous peoples favor federal form of government

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Indigenous peoples favor federal form of government 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 22 — Indigenous Peoples or the “lumads” of Negros Oriental support a proposal for a federal form of government because they believe it will work on their favor if implemented, according to Rene Cabanag, spokesperson of the IPs in the province.

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Priest’s death has nothing to do with Catholic Church policies, says vicar general

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Priest’s death has nothing to do with Catholic Church policies, says vicar general 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 6 — The Roman Catholic Church in Negros Oriental has clarified that the death of Fr. Antonio “Tony” Magalso has nothing to do with strict policies of the church, adding that some people these days have lost respect and sense for life.

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Lawyers stage indignation rally in Dumaguete City, slam 'culture of impunity'

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lawyers stage indignation rally in Dumaguete City, slam 'culture of impunity' 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 6 – Some 300 judges, prosecutors, lawyers and law students staged a protest march and indignation rally in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, late Tuesday to call for the swift resolution of the murder of Atty. Ramon Eduardo Elesteria a week ago.

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Governor: Insurgency in Negros Oriental 'insignificant'

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DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 28 –- Governor Roel Degamo has declared that “insurgency has no place in Negros Oriental” as long as he is the governor of the province.

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Central Visayas gets 3 of first 80 firetrucks BFP distributed nationwide

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Central Visayas gets 3 of first 80 firetrucks BFP distributed nationwide 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 10 — Central Visayas received three of the first batch of 80 brand new firetrucks the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) distributed nationalwide, an official said.

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Negros Oriental cops do extra duty hours due to APEC 2015 summit

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DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 1 — With over 400 policemen from Negros Oriental being deployed to Cebu as part of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2015 (APEC 2015) summit, the remaining police force in Negros Oriental is doing extra duty hours, according to officer-in-charge provincial director Sr. Supt. Dionardo Carlos.

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CHR poised to “settle” issues on brutal slay of barangay councilor, barangay health worker in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on CHR poised to “settle” issues on brutal slay of barangay councilor, barangay health worker in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 10 – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros Oriental is set to report to the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting Tuesday afternoon its investigation results on the brutal killing of a couple in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, a few months back.

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Barangay officials, residents cheat death in vehicular accident

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Barangay officials, residents cheat death in vehicular accident 

UMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 10 — Barangay officials and residents of Motong, Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental cheated death following a vehicular accident while on their way home from a Lakbal Aral in barangay Banban, Ayungon on Saturday.

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CHR to seek suspension of government doctor following another complaint

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on CHR to seek suspension of government doctor following another complaint 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 3 -– Dr. Jess Cañete, special investigator of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Negros Oriental, on Monday announced he will seek the immediate suspension of a female doctor at the provincial hospital for her alleged offensive behavior that has sparked criticisms and a number of complaints against her.

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Roxas leads integrated planning meet for "One Negros"

June 24, 2015 by · 12 Comments 

MANILA, June 23 — Secretary of Interior and Local Government Manuel "Mar" Roxas II led the first integrated planning meeting to ensure inclusive growth in the Negros Island Region (NIR).

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