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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, April 21, 2012
Negros Oriental
Button Solons seek to put up local irrigation office
Button 14 SU programs granted Level IV status
28th PCG convention May 10-12
Public warned vs. heatstroke  

Solons seek to put up
local irrigation office

The three congressmen of Negros Oriental are asking the National Irrigation Administration Board, through Secretary Proceso Alcala of the Department of Agriculture, to establish an Irrigation Management Office in the province to cater to the needs of farmers.

Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District) said he, and Reps. Henry Pryde Teves (3rd District) and Jocelyn Limkaichong (1st District), believe that the putting up of an IMO in the province will cut down government red tape.

The present set up of the provincial NIA is to report directly to its regional office in Bohol, and this is not beneficial to Negros Oriental as the province may not get a fair share of the budget, Arnaiz added.

14 SU programs
granted Level IV status

Fourteen academic offerings of Silliman University have received the highest accreditation distinction from two independent private accrediting associations, a press release from the school said.

Level IV accredited status was granted to seven graduate degrees by the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities-Accrediting Agency Inc. for April 2012 to April 2016, while seven undergraduate programs got their equivalent Level IV accreditation status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, it said.

The seven graduate programs are the Masters of Art in English, History, and Sociology; Master in Public Administration, Masters of Science in Nursing, and Psychology; and the Master of Science in Social Work. The undergraduate degrees include the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Mass Communication, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Secondary Education and Elementary Education, the press release added.

28th PCG
convention May 10-12

About 500 delegates are expected to join the three-day 28th national convention of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary on May 10-12 in Dumaguete City, with Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Transportation and Communications as guest of honor and speaker.

Lt. Commander Agapito Bibat, commander of the Coast Guard Station in Dumaguete, said Vice Admiral Edmund Tan, PCG commandant, and the national district commander of the PCG auxiliary, will also attend the convention.

A PCG plenary will be conducted at the Negros Oriental Convention Center on May 11. Other activities are a PCG Commandant's Night at the Tierra Alta in Valencia, a PCG Admiral's Night at the Bravo Golf Club in Sibulan, and a tour of various destinations in Dumaguete and Negros Oriental, to help promote tourism.*JFP

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