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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, May 25, 2012
Negros Oriental
Button3 COPs relieved for failure to stop illegal gambling
ButtonBFP notes violations in school inspection
2-day back to school caravan in Bayawan
4 NORSU grads pass eng’r exam
ButtonFarmer who shot, ate rare eagle fined

3 COPs relieved for failure
to stop illegal gambling

Three police chiefs in Negros Oriental were relieved from their posts yesterday and Wednesday, for failure to stop the illegal numbers game “swertres” in their areas of responsibility, in line with the one-strike policy of the Philippine National Police.

Senior Supt. Edward Carranza, director of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police, said Insp. Deogracias Lorico of the Valencia Police Station was relieved yesterday; while Chief Insp. Dominiciano Distrito of the Tanjay City Police, and Insp. Rolando Asidoy of Sta. Catalina police station, were sacked Wednesday.

Asidoy is also facing an administrative complaint for being remiss in his duty to prosecute the suspects in an anti-illegal drugs operation, Carranza said.

BFP notes violations
in school inspection


Substandard wiring installations, improper housekeeping, and dilapidated structures that are prone to fire, were noted at the Negros Oriental High School in an inspection by the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 7, in line with Oplan Balik Eskwela, recently.

Supt. Maria Luisa Hadjula, BFP regional director, who was accompanied by Maj. Ranulfo Sayson, Negros Oriental provincial fire marshal; and Maj. William Tacaldo, city fire marshal, in the inspection, said several other violations of the Building and Fire codes were also noted, like the lack of fire extinguishers and the absence of exit doors in most classrooms.

The classrooms only have swing-in entrance doors that are not allowed under the new regulations; portion of the library was used as a kitchen with a gas range; there were exposed wiring connections and obstructions in the doors of two classrooms, she added.

2-day back to school
caravan in Bayawan


The Department of Trade and Industry, in cooperation with the local government of Bayawan City in Negros Oriental, will hold a back-to-school caravan that offers discounted prices on school supplies, uniforms, and other basic commodities, tomorrow and Sunday, in the city.

This will allow parents to avail of school supplies with up to 14 percent discounts for the opening of classes on June 4. Other items have varied low-priced rates, the DTI said.

The caravan in Bayawan City will cater to the southern towns of Negros Oriental or those far from Dumaguete City. The DTI has not yet scheduled a similar activity for the northern areas of the province.

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