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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, July 24, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonMulti-cab drivers push ban of tricycles in nat’l highways
ButtonScrap Mining Act
3 suspects named in rob, shooting of ex-PTA chief
Belmonte rallies House to act on RH, FOI, and Cha-cha bills

Multi-cab drivers push ban
of tricycles in nat’l highways

Two groups of multicab drivers and operators have filed a joint petition before the Land Transportation Office in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, to prohibit tricycles from plying the national highway.

The Jitney Operators and Drivers Association Inc. and the Bacong Easy Ride Operators and Drivers Association are seeking the strict enforcement of Republic Act 4136, or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code of the Philippines, and Department of Interior and Local Government Circulars 2007-01 and 2011-68, that ban tricycles and pedicabs for hire along the national highways.

The more than 250 petitioners said they hold franchises for the operation of four-wheel multicabs, or easy rides, plying the routes of the Dumaguete-Sibulan and the Dumaguete-Bacong.

Scrap Mining Act


A group, composed of church people in Negros Island calling themselves Defenders of Patrimony, is urging President Benigno Aquino III to scrap the Mining Act of 1995.

Rev. Bobby Menguito of Defend Patrimony said Aquino is aware of the destructions left behind by mining explorations in the country, one of which is in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.

In Oriental Negros, he said, the group is closely watching mining explorations at the former CDCP mines in Basay town, where a Canadian-based mining company called ADANAC-X is extracting mineral resources for shipment abroad.

3 suspects named in rob,
shooting of ex-PTA chief

MANILA – Police have identified three suspects in the robbery and shooting of former Philippine Tourism Authority chief Nixon Kua and his brother, Alixon, in Calamba City in Laguna last Saturday.

Philippine National Police spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo, Jr., on Monday named the suspects as certain John Rey Cortez, Darwin Samiano, and Noel Garcia.

Cerbo did not give details on the identities of the suspects pending results of manhunt operations and filing of appropriate charges.

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