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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, June 30, 2012
Negros Oriental
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IN DUMAGUETE
Manifesto inked on end to
insurgency in 2016

Military officials, politicians and representatives from nongovernment organizations in Region 7 attended the launching of “Bantay Bayanihan", a program aimed at realizing an end to armed conflict, held in Dumaguete City on Thursday, a government press release said.

The program, the first to be launched regionwide, will realize the objective of the Internal Peace and Security Plan, which is to end all armed-conflict by 2016, Col. Francisco Patrimonio, commander of the Philippine Army 302nd Brigade, said.

Bantay Bayanihan is a civil-society-led effort to provide a venue for security stakeholders in the government to participate in the discussion to successfully implement the IPSP of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the press release said.

Dumaguete CoP vows
justice for Martinez

Barangays Cangguhob in Mabinay, and Azagra and Manlingay in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, are among the 80 barangays nationwide targeted to be declared as child-labor free by the Department of Labor and Employment, its press release said.

The others in Region 7 are barangays Adlaon in Cebu City, and Kayang in Bogo, Cebu; as well as Jonob-Jonob and Balintawak in Escalanate City, and Antipolo in Pontevedra, both in Negros Occidental; Alfonso XII in Libacao and Mamba in Madalag, Aklan, for Region 6, the press release added.

DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said yesterday that the agency is working with government agencies and private sector partners to declare these barangays as child-labor free this year..

Manhunt on vs. NPA in Siaton
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Hot pursuit operations against suspected New People’s Army rebels that government troopers encountered in Siaton, Negros Oriental, Thursday, continued without let up yesterday despite the bad weather that hampered the attempt to bring in the Army’s K-9 sniffing dog, Col. Marion Sison, commander of the 79th Infantry Battalion, said.

The dog was to be used in tracking down the suspected rebels through the items recovered at the encounter site in Sitio Danao, Brgy. Apoloy in Siaton, that included two jungle hammocks, two backpacks, a gas stove, a communist flag, personal belongings and subversive documents.

Sison said a civilian and a former NPA rebel informed the Army of the presence of armed men in the area.

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