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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, May 21, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonCapitol demands P171-M real property tax from EDC
ButtonPCSO supports walking program
Search for NORSU prexy up
US Embassy explains visa issuance

Capitol demands P171-M
real property tax from EDC

Provincial treasurer Danilo Mendez of Negros Oriental has sent a collection letter to the Energy Development Corporation geothermal plant on the payment of the long overdue real property tax account worth P171,643,453.58.

In the letter addressed to EDC president Richard Tantoco, the province warned that it will be forced “to institute obligatory proceedings” if the country’s biggest producer of geothermal energy fails to settle its obligation.

But the EDC said it will bring the issue before the Bureau of Local Government Finance for arbitration, even as the corporation promised to settle P31 million as partial and provisional payment of the real property tax while the issue is still unresolved.

PCSO supports
walking program


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is giving P100,000 for the walking program of the Foundation University.

Dr. Aparicio Mequi, director of the University’s Institute for Youth Sports and Peace, announced the PCSO grant in Wednesday’s meeting of the university administrative council.

Mequi introduced the walking program in 2009 after a study conducted by Physical Education teacher Kathleen Dellona revealed that almost half of entering freshman students exhibited health risks due to obesity, which is a precursor to non-communicable lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension and heart ailments.

Search for NORSU prexy up

The Board of Regents of the Negros Oriental State University issued a recommendation to Silliman University president Ben Malayang, and NORSU president Henry Sojor, to head the search committee tasked to accept applications for the NORSU presidency.

A press release from the school said that Sojor will step down at the end of his term on August 2, and will help in the nationwide search for his successor. Sojor said that he will actively join in the vetting process, to ensure that the next NORSU president shares his vision and mission for the state university.

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