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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, April 30, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonSC asked to stop GMO field testing
ButtonFixed Buglasan fest venue eyed
Okoy River bolstered by boulder dikes
Earth Day marked at Mt. Kanlaon peak
ButtonArmy confident of more rebels surrendering

SC asked to stop
GMO field testing

Silliman University president Dr. Ben Malayang III has joined the clamor, urging the Supreme Court to stop the field testing of genetically-modified organisms in the Philippines, a press release from the school said.

Malayang joined environmentalists in filing a petition with the SC recently to issue a “Writ of Kalikasan”, to immediately stop GMO field testing. Reported to be under field trial is the Bacillus thuringiensis talong, a GMO variety, that is pest-resistant and reportedly harmful to humans, the press release also said.

A “Writ of Kalikasan” is based on per Article II, Section 16 on the Declaration of Principles and State Policies of the 1987 Constitution, which stresses that “The State shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature”.

Fixed Buglasan
fest venue eyed


Gov. Roel Degamo has ordered the Negros Oriental Tourism Council and the Negros Oriental Investment Promotion Council to conduct a study on the proposed fixed venue for the Buglasan Festival celebration.

This was after suggestions were received by the Capitol to fix the venue for the festival activities, either at the Freedom Park or the Capitol grounds. The Freedom Park was suggested mainly because it has more space and can be easily accessed by spectators.

The NOTC and NOIPC must study the proposal and consider other factors before the provincial government can decide on the fixed venue, Degamo said..

Okoy River bolstered
by boulder dikes


The local government of Sibulan in Negros Oriental, is reinforcing the banks of Okoy River, by installing boulder dikes, costing about P2 million.

The riverbank, along with other infrastructure facilities in the town, had been ravaged by tropical storm “Sendong” recently. A total 268 homes were destroyed and 349 damaged, a press release from the town said.

The provincial government of Negros Oriental set aside P20 million to repair damaged infrastructure, while Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District) gave P2 million to fortify the sides of Okoy River.

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