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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, June 16, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonPolice nab suspected drug pusher
ButtonMarathon set to launch national rice year 2013
‘Demand for fiber growing’
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ButtonRegion 7 has new DENR head

Police nab suspected
drug pusher


Another suspected drug pusher was arrested in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Thursday afternoon.

Suspected drug pusher Antonio Sanon Jr., 28, single, and a resident of Brgy. Tinago, was arrested after he allegedly sold a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu to an undercover agent posing as a buyer, a police report said.

Operatives of the Philippine National Police’s Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force, the Dumaguete police and the National Bureau of Investigation in Dumaguete arrested Sanon and confiscated from him the sachet of “shabu”, a P500 marked bill used during the buy-bust operation, and another transparent plastic sachet with suspected shabu weighing half a gram, the report added.

Marathon set to launch
national rice year 2013

The Philippine Rice Research Institute and the Foundation University will launch the National Rice Year 2013 during the "Rice is Life" Dumaguete Adventure Marathon on November 18, a press release from FU said.

Hazel Antonio, project leader of the NRY 2013, said they DAM as an ideal event to launch the National Rice Year because of the marathon's advocacy for rice conservation.

The DAM, which is now on its fourth year, is the only marathon in the planet that celebrates rice--the golden grain of life, the press release said.

‘Demand for fiber growing’

The Fiber Industry Development Authority has intensified abaca production with 100 additional hectares of abaca plantations in Sta. Catalina town, Negros Oriental, to meet the growing demand in the national and international markets for natural fiber.

Provincial Fiber Officer Nena Locsin of FIDA said some P3.2 million was allocated from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ convergence fund to increase the area production of quality abaca fiber.

Locsin said there are some pending orders but local fiber producers cannot cope with the demand.

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