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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, May 14, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonSoldier, 2 NPA hitmen killed in firefight: AFP
ButtonSU dean, lawyer ‘regret’ warrant versus Salonga
BFP personnel warned on sale of fire extinguishers
350 mangroves planted on Climate Impact Day
ButtonWorkshop on stress, anger management conducted
Button 6 scholars of DOST NegOr to take up geology course

Soldier, 2 NPA hitmen
killed in firefight: AFP


A Philippine Army soldier and two suspected hit squad members of the New People's Army were killed in an encounter at around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sitio Natay, Barangay Bucalan in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental.

Capt. Anecito Naz of the 302nd Infantry Brigade based in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, identified the fatalities as Private First Class Edmund Prieto, who was assigned to the 11th Infantry Battalion of the PA based in Guihulngan City; and the two suspected rebels as Argie Villasan and Elmer Canete.

The NPA SPARU members belonged to Platoon Budlas of Larangan Guerilla 1 of the Komiteng Rehiyon Negros, he added.

SU dean, lawyer ‘regret’
warrant versus Salonga

The College of Law and the Dr. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development of Silliman University yesterday expressed concern over the reported warrant of arrest served on former Senator Jovito Salonga, a press release from the school said.

Dean Mikhail Lee Maxino of the SU Law, and Myrish Cadapan-Antonio, director of the Salonga Center, said they deeply regretted the unfortunate turn of events involving Salonga, whom they described as an “icon of democracy” in the Philippines, the press release also said.

“Nothing can blemish Dr. Salonga’s personal character, national contribution, and living memory. The College and Center continue with pride to have Salonga as patron, and wish to extend to him and his family any and all legal aid and assistance in whatever way”, the press release said.

BFP personnel warned on
sale of fire extinguishers

BUTUAN CITY – Secretary Jesse Robredo of the Department of Interior and Local Government said Bureau of Fire Protection personnel and officials found to be endorsing or selling fire extinguishers in exchange for permits or clearances will be charged and dismissed from service.

Robredo, who arrived here yesterday to assess the May 9 dawn fire that killed 17 young women workers of Novo Jeans and Shirts Enterprises, said there were already marching orders for BFP personnel and officials nationwide not to engage in any business, business proposals or even recommendation to applicants of Fire Safety Inspection Certificate, BFP clearance and other permits from the fire agency.

Robredo also appealed to the public and the media to help stamp out corruption in the BFP.

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