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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, March 15, 2012
Negros Oriental
Button'Day of Prayer' for quake victims, survivors Friday
ButtonTricycle drivers join protest vs. oil price hike
Siaton ‘gold mines’ to be inspected
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'Day of Prayer' for quake
victims, survivors Friday

Tomorrow is a special “Day of Prayer” in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, to honor those who died, survived, or are still missing, in the worst disaster to hit Negros Oriental in decades.

The day will be highlighted by a mass at the Roman Catholic Church in the morning, followed by other churches in the afternoon that will hold an ecumenical service at 3 p.m. at the city gymnasium, Councilor Jessica Villarmente said.

Prayers of thanksgiving for the survivors and for guidance and deliverance from the sad state that Guihulngan is currently facing, will also be offered, she added.

Tricycle drivers join
protest vs. oil price hike

Tricycle drivers in Dumaguete City will join today’s nationwide protest against the excessive increase in fuel prices, especially premium gasoline, that was costs P62.50 per liter in the city.

Eddie Lazaro, chairman of the ND Motor Piston, Dumaguete Chapter, said the government must do something to cushion the impact of the nonstop fuel price hikes.

Driver-members of ND Motor Piston will drive around the city, blowing their horns as a sign of protest against the inability of the government to address the situation, Lazaro said.

Siaton ‘gold mines’
to be inspected


The Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board of Negros Oriental will look into the reports of illegal gold mining activities in the mountainous barangay of Catipon, in Siaton town, tomorrow.

This was decided at the recent meeting of the Board on the actions to be taken by the local government, Siaton Councilor Salome Lagos, chair of the Council Committee on Environment said, adding that one option is to apply for tenureship with the government, and establish a regulated “minahan ng bayan,” or a common small-scale mining operation.

She, however, also said the proposal needs careful study so lives and the environment are protected.

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