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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, June 14, 2012
Negros Oriental

ButtonPulahans assure officials of help vs. fugitive leaders
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Rebel returnees get OPPAP fund
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Valencia to release  P2M for flood victims
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Pulahans assure officials of
help vs. fugitive leaders
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

At least 21 self-proclaimed members of the Pulahan cult group in Siaton, Negros Oriental, have assured Mayor Albert Ator of their full support and cooperation in locating and even arresting their “fugitive” leaders.

Led by a certain Alberto Sumili, the 21 men from Barangays Apoloy and Casalaan, appeared at the office of Mayor Ator Monday afternoon and claimed they had left the Pulahan cult group after learning that their leaders were facing criminal charges, Siaton police chief, Insp. Cresente Gurrea said.

Gurrea said the 21 did not “surrender” as earlier reported by local media, as there was no reason for them to do so. The men were not  armed, unlike their leaders who are believed to be carrying high-powered firearms, he said.

Lawyer appeals to LTO:
Act on city’s helmet law

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & JUANCHO GALLARDE

A motorist who is also a lawyer has appealed to the Land Transportation Office through a Motion Ad Cautelam to act on the implementation of RA 10054, or the Helmet Law.

Joel Obar said that in case no injunction is issued by the courts and no amendment is made on the law, he is pleading with LTO-Dumaguete chief Roland Ramos to issue a memorandum to its enforcement personnel and deputies that substantial compliance shall be respected, subject to regulations and limits on speed, people, time and space in the enforcement of RA 10054.

Obar asked that use of helmets be relaxed on weekends, holidays and when there are no classes, and in barangay and compound roads. He said regulations shall apply to main roads and within the city business and university center with speed limits of 40 kilometers under all circumstances, passengers should be limited to three with no minors below seven years old and that after 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., no more than two passengers are allowed and absolutely no minors.

Rebel returnees
get OPPAP fund

BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Five more rebel returnees received P55,000 each from the national government during rites at the Negros Oriental Capitol yesterday.

The returnees are Roel delos Santos, 25, of Calango, Zamboanguita; Rodrigo Batayo, Jr., 33, from Nagbinlod, Sta Catlaina; Jimmy Sharot, 38, from Milagrosa, Sta Catalina; Domingo Vincoy Jr., 31, of Mayabon in Siaton and Joseph Trumata, 25, of Mantiquil in Siaton.

Each received P5,000 in emergency assistance, and P50,000 as livelihood assistance.

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