Bayawan councilor escapes assassination

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 07:25 p.m.

BAYAWAN City Councilor Dan Aurella managed to escape an assassination attempt inside the parking area of Silliman Medical Center in Dumaguete City.

Aurella, however, sustained a gunshot wound in his right arm after he accidentally fired his gun.

Broadcaster asks for dismissal of libel raps

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 07:24 p.m.

HARD-HITTING commentator Joene Cahilog, also known as Rex Santos, had asked the Office of the City Prosecutor to dismiss the libel complaint filed against him by anchor commentator Florence Baesa.

Baesa, station manager of dyMD FM, filed a P2-million libel charge against Santos, a blocktimer of dyGB FM.

Girl playing with knife, killed

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 07:23 p.m.

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl died after she accidentally fell down while holding a kitchen knife.

Jhosaine Diama of Purok 5, Barangay West Balabag, Valencia, Negros Oriental, was proclaimed dead on arrival at the private-run Holy Child Hospital Sunday morning.

Lawmaker expects projects from nat’l government

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 07:22 p.m.

A LAWMAKER from Negros Oriental is still optimistic to get projects funded by the National Government despite the absence of the Priority Development Assistant Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.

Representative Pryde Henry Teves (third district) said lawmakers can still put projects as line items.

Power firm warns consumers vs bogus employees

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 07:21 p.m.

THE Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative (Noreco 2) warned its consumers against bogus employees.

Noreco 2 information officer Sharon Araula urged consumers to be vigilant against swindlers who claimed to be Noreco 2 employees, saying these swindlers introduce themselves as the power firm’s workers by presenting fake identifications cards.

Militant groups hit Aquino priorities

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:13 p.m.

MILITANT group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and its allied groups lambasted the administration of President Benigno Aquino III for making health as his least priority.

Bayan-Negros Oriental chairperson Favian Magallanes expressed apprehensions about the alarming situation of killer diseases like dengue, leptospirosis to include foreign diseases such as Ebola virus, Mers-Cov, among others.

DENR defends permit to EDC on cutting century-old trees

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 09:12 p.m.

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Negros Oriental defended its issuance of permit to Energy Development Corporation (EDC), allowing the latter to cut century-old trees in Valencia, Negros Oriental.

EDC secured permit from the DENR to cut trees to open a road going to the proposed expansion of a geothermal plant, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Charlie Fabre said.

Negros Oriental JOs not paid for 2 months

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.

SOME job order (JO) workers of the Provincial Government in Negros Oriental have aired their sentiments over delay in payment of their salaries for two months.

Sources, who requested anonymity for security reasons, said that since the renewal of their contracts last June 30, they did not receive their salaries for the month of July and August. They, though, continue their tasks as prescribed under their contracts, which will expire on December 31, 2014.

Community completes farm-to-market road project

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 07:02 p.m.

PAMPLONA, Negros Oriental -- Residents of Barangay Magsusunog here recently completed their 300-meter farm-to-market road community project that was turned over to the local government unit (LGU) for operation and maintenance.

The road project, worth P1,208,900, is said to benefit more than 284 households in the community alone and two other hinterland barangays that make use of the road to get to the town center.

Police auxiliaries authorized to carry guns

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 12:46 a.m.

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Civilian auxiliaries of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are authorized to carry firearms, but only if they are in the company of regular and uniformed police personnel, a police official said.

Senior Superintendent Mariano Natuel, Jr., officer-in-charge of the provincial director of Negros Oriental, has made the clarification in response to queries on whether these auxiliary members of the police force are allowed to carry guns.

Communities complete water system project

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:04 p.m.

BINDOY, Negros Oriental -- A level II gravity-fed water system project was recently turned over to the communities in this town.

The community project was proposed by four barangays including Batangan, Malaga, Nagcasunog and Pangalaycayan, which got prioritized for funding by the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), a poverty reduction program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Residents advocate environmental protection

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

PAMPLONA, Negros Oriental -- Community volunteers and local chief executives of Barangay Simborio here participated in a bamboo planting activity along the banks of Inolocan River to mark the start of the construction of a 100-linear-meter cable footbridge.

Bamboos are known to help prevent soil erosion when planted along river banks and riparian zones, hence, planting bamboo trees would help preserve the cable footbridge constructed in the area.

Rob gang leader's lawyer, escorts slain in Cebu ambush

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:44 a.m.

THE legal counsel of the alleged mastermind in the foiled daytime robbery of a pawnshop in Dumaguete City last year was killed in an ambush Tuesday afternoon in Dalaguete, Cebu province.

Lawyer Noel Archival and two of his escorts were killed while one of the companions was seriously injured following an ambush on the Toyota HiLux vehicle they were riding in Barangay Coro, Dalaguete town in Cebu around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

NegOr to mark ‘One Billion Rising’

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 07:04 p.m.

NEGROS Oriental has joined the entire world in rising for justice in celebration of One Billion Rising 2014 through a series of activities.

The event will kick off with the opening of “Jerstory Exhibit” of women artists and a Women’s Justice Fair at 10:30 a.m. of February 14 at Robinson's Place-Dumaguete.

Volunteers invited to 7th GK Bayani Challenge in Amlan

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 07:04 p.m.

THE local government of Amlan and Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc. are inviting volunteers to participate in the 7th Gawad Kalinga (GK) Bayani Challenge on February 15-19 in Amlan, Negros Oriental.

This year’s event banners the theme “Kalinga sa Amlan Ngayon-Na!” which focuses on spirit of volunteerism and Bayanihan not only to help building homes but also on preserving the environment, health, community, and children development.

Norsu may move class opening to August

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 06:42 p.m.

THE Negros Oriental State University (Norsu) president Dr. Don Vicente Real announced Monday that he will recommend to the Board of Regents (BOR) the moving of the start of the school year 2014-2015 to August instead of June.

Norsu-Guihulngan launches info drive on BPA/P

Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

THE Negros Oriental State University-Guihulngan (Norsu-G) campus recently launched an information dissemination campaign about the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPA/P) program, which is now part of Norsu’s curricula.

School built atop a hill

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 07:22 p.m.

DAUIN, Negros Oriental - A one-unit two-storey school building has been built in Barangay Mag-aso here through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) program to accommodate students of the Antonio B. Alejado Memorial High School.

The school building, which was built atop a hill, was constructed through the Community-Driven Development (CDD) technology of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), the flagship poverty reduction program of the DSWD.

Measles down 8 in Negros Oriental

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:38 p.m.

AT LEAST eight persons were down due to measles infection in Negros Oriental, according to the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO).

Records also show that four of them were coming from Dumaguete City, two from Amlan town, one from Dauin, and another one from Basay town.

2 men kill 16-year-old boy

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:37 p.m.

A SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy, who was linked to a drug trade, was killed by at least two men in Sacsac village in Bacong, Negros Oriental Thursday evening.

The victim identified as Ferdie Clark Tinam-isan was shot in his forehead by the two men using a .45 caliber pistol. Tinam-isan was rushed to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital but was declared dead.

Completion of Central Block building at NOPH eyed this year

Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 01:25 a.m.

THE construction of the long overdue four-storey Central Block building at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) complex in Dumaguete City is expected to start as the Capitol finally inked an agreement for a P350-million loan to fund the project.

Gov. Roel Degamo, representing the Provincial Government, signed a memorandum of agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) on Thursday for the implementation of the project which was conceptualized and started during the time of the late and then Gov. Emilio Macias II.

4 injured in New Year’s eve

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 04:34 p.m.

A 54-YEAR-OLD farmer from the Poblacion village of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental suffered big cuts in his right hand following the explosion of an improvised cannon “boga” on New Year’s eve.

The victim Alfredo Blazo was rushed to Bayawan District Hospital and transferred to Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital for surgical operation.

Firecracker vendors reminded to follow rules

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 07:24 p.m.

TOP officials of the Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental conducted a surprise inspection of a firecracker zone in Dumaguete City Tuesday morning.

Police Superintendent Alet Virtucio led the inspection to personally check if all firecracker vendors in the city have followed the provision stated in their permits.

29 Army reservists tag as modern heroes

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 02:28 p.m.

THE local government recognized 29 reservists of the Philippine Army under the 1st Negros Oriental Ready Reserved Battalion during the commemoration of the 117th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal.

Governor Roel Degamo pinned the medals to the reservists who joined the rehabilitation of the areas hit by super typhoon Yolanda in Daanbantayan, Cebu.

Power firm warns bill reduction scam

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 02:28 p.m.

THE Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative (Noreco 2) warned its member-customer-owners against the alleged power bill reduction scam.

Noreco 2 general manager Leonora Sameon said unscrupulous persons going around and approaching big load consumers with the promise of decreasing the electricity consumption and reducing the electricity bill through pilferage methods.

Capitol gets zero funds for hospital

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 10:06 p.m.

GOVERNOR Roel Degamo expressed angst following the issuance of negative funds for the second time for the proposed five-storey building of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH).

In a yearend press conference held at the convention center Friday morning, Degamo said the Department of Health (DOH) issued the notice of negative sub-allotment released order (Saro) for the proposed building.

Rotating blackouts irk consumers

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:20 p.m.

MEMBERS and consumers of the Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative (Noreco 2) expressed concerns that they will also experience rotating blackouts on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Some power consumers who requested anonymity told Sun.Star that they experienced blackouts during their Christmas party Wednesday night.

10 ABC presidents boycott elections

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:13 a.m.

AT LEAST 10 presidents of the association of village chiefs in Negros Oriental boycott the recent elections for the new set of officers of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) held at the Mayor's League Office Wednesday morning.

1 injured in dawn bombing

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:12 a.m.

A DAWN bombing in Dumaguete City injured a 14-year-old boy who woke up early to attend the Misa de Gallo.

Police probers told Sun.Star that the still unnamed victim sustained abrasions on his left shoulder.

Endangered bird recovered

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:29 p.m.

AN ENDANGERED bird Brahminy Kite (Haliastus indus), locally known, as Banog was turned over to Silliman University Center for Tropical Species for safekeeping Tuesday morning.

Student Paul Tychicus Iban from Guihulngan City first had the bird before turning it over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Iban, together with a representative from the DENR, then gave it to the university.

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