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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, June 15, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonSuspected drug pusher, 5 others fall in Tayasan
ButtonNGO offers to rehabilitate endangered sea turtles
City official denies memo on uniforms
Renal diseases in CV rising
ButtonBrownouts set Saturday

Suspected drug pusher,
5 others fall in Tayasan


Operatives from the regional office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency based in Cebu, and local police, arrested Wednesday a suspected “big-time” illegal drugs pusher and five of his alleged companions during a buy-bust operation in Tayasan, Negros Oriental.

Arrested were Roldan Uy, Michael Dayocos and Hernani Grapa of Sta. Cruz, Tayasan town; Sherwyn Benlot Am-is of Barangay Lutay, Tayasan; Dandy Cuevas of Barangay South Poblacion of nearby Jimalalud town; and Gabriel Gador of Barangay Bagacay in Dumaguete City.

NGO offers to rehabilitate
endangered sea turtles

Members of Physalus, a non-profit organization founded in Italy with a marine conservation project in the Philippines, met Thursday with officials from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office II on ways to rehabilitate four endangered sea turtles bred in captivity for more than 20 years in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental.

The Physalus, which initiated its Bohol-based Large Marine Vertebrates (LAMAVE) Project-Philippines in 2010, headed by Dr. Alessandro Ponzo, showed interest in the sea turtles at the Oceanarium of the Mina Undersea World in Zamboanguita town seeing their “dismal” state in recent media reports.

Ponzo, with marine biologists Elson Aca and Kristina Pahang, and professional underwater photographer/ videographer and environmentalist Steve de Neef, met Thursday with CENRO II chief Mario Aragon and Wildlife Protection section supervisor Oscar Mongcopa.

City official denies
memo on uniforms

The City Administrator of Dumaguete said on Thursday that there is no existing memorandum that penalizes employees of the city government, for not wearing the prescribed uniform.

William Ablong said a memorandum Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria signed last year, explicitly provides only that city employees wear the prescribed uniform daily, from Monday to Friday, according to the colors and sets assigned for each day.

Reports have said that some employees claim that their superiors sent them home or warned they will be marked them absent for not wearing their uniforms.

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