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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, December 10, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonMOA signed on early flood warning system in Neg.Or.
ButtonDumaguete airport to get ‘night rating’
No need to cut budget for 2002, dad says
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MOA signed on early flood
warning system in Neg.Or.


Dumaguete City and Valencia and Sibulan towns in Negros Oriental and the German Development Corp. recently signed a memorandum of agreement for the establishment of the Local Flood Early Warning System.

Environment and Natural Resources Division Chief, Mercy Teves, said the three LGUs that partnered with GIZ are those badly hit by typhoon “Sendong” December 2011, that claimed 36 lives and damaged properties and infrastructure.

Under the agreement, the GIZ will provide technical and funding support for disaster risk reduction management by installing an early warning system in the major river basin of Banica and Ocoy that are flood-prone.

Dumaguete airport
to get ‘night rating’

MANILA –The Department of Budget and Management released P933.8 million for a public-private partnership project that will allow night landing operations in 14 airports in the country, including in Dumaguete City. This is in line with the Aquino administration’s goal of ramping up the country’s swiftly expanding airline and tourism industries, a government press release said.

The other airports that will receive a night rating are Roxas, Tuguegarao, San Jose (Mindoro), Busuanga, Naga, Legazpi, Tagbilaran, Dipolog, Pagadian, Ozamis, Cotabato, Butuan and Surigao.

The funds, released to the Department of Transportation and Communications, are chargeable against the agency’s lump-sum appropriation for PPP Transport Infrastructure Projects under the 2012 budget.

PWD-friendly firms to
be awarded today

The Ten Outstanding Persons with Disabilities of Negros Oriental Alumni Community will award the winners in the search for “Barrier-Free Establishments in Dumaguete City” today at Robinsons Place, a government press release said.

Interim TOPWD committee chair, Philip Vilos said the activity aims to recognize efforts made by those who comply with the law by giving them a seal of commendation that they can use to boost their branding as barrier-free establishments.

The TOPD-AC and its partners, Great Physician Rehabilitation, Dumaguete City Engineer’s Office, Department of Public Works and Highways Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City Social Welfare and Development Office, and the City Tourism Office initiated the search that recognizes establishments, offices, and institutions that comply with the Accessibility Law, the press release said.

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