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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, July 28, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonDOTC defers Helmet law implementation for 2012
ButtonDAR installs 102 ARBs in Polo despite protest
Int’l scientists hold marine conservation gab in Silliman
AFP, ASG clashes leave 14 fatalities
ButtonChildren's welfare program gets funds
Button Turnover rites for PARO held

DOTC defers Helmet law
implementation for 2012

The Department of Transportation and Communications yesterday directed the Land Transportation Office to defer the enforcement of the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009 and its implementing rules and regulations, a press release from the DOTC said.

The decision was in line with the request of the Department of Trade and Industry to be given until the end of 2012 to inspect all the helmets coming into the country to ensure that they all bear the Import Commodity Clearance seal issued by the Bureau of Products Standard.

DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas directed the LTO to instruct its enforcers to remind motorcycle drivers of the grace period starting August 1 until the end of the year, the press release said.

DAR installs 102 ARBs in
Polo despite protest


The installation of 102 agrarian reform beneficiaries in the landholdings previously owned by Polo Coconut Plantation Inc. in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, went through yesterday despite a tense situation.

Sixty policemen from the Provincial Public Safety Company, headed by Supt. Carlos Lacuesta, members of the Special Weapons and Tactics, and 30 armed troopers from the 79th Infantry Battalion based in Siaton town, secured the area as members of the Aksyon Rebolusyonaryo og Inisyatiba sa mga Binipisyaryo sa Agraryo, who claimed to be the original tillers of the hacienda, protested the activity.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Stephen Leonidas, who led the installation rite, and others in his group, were refused entry to the site by blue guards allegedly as ordered by hacienda caretaker Sheila Reyes.

Int’l scientists hold marine
conservation gab in Silliman

A new technology that uses genetics in biodiversity conservation was the main feature of the 1st Pan-Pacific Advanced Studies Institute, an international program that has gathered scientists, professors and graduate students from around the world, at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, a press release from the school said.

The program that started July 15 and ended Wednesday had 61 participants from 10 countries for a series of case study and research on the use of advanced genomic applications in marine science and resource management in Southeast Asia.

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