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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, November 15, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonNeg. Or. Moves to save wildlife
Button5.8 quake jolts Negros
‘Pusher swallows shabu in buy-bust’
Rehab center gets DOH accreditation

Neg. Or. Moves
to save wildlife

The Negros Oriental Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office yesterday said efforts are being made to preserve the remaining spotted deer, the wild pigs locally known as “bakatin”, the monkeys in Sta. Catalina, and other endangered wildlife in the province.

PENRO Mercy Teves, in a press conference in Dumaguete City yesterday, said that the Yanson family in the south has allotted a big portion of their fenced property for the endangered spotted deer and wild pigs under an industrial forest management agreement.

Paul Cariño of the Negros Oriental Wildlife Conservation Council said the Police Environment Desk officers do not report on the status of the endangered species in the area and what measures are being done to protect them from hunters.

5.8 quake jolts Negros

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake of tectonic origin jolted parts of Negros at about 1:21 p.m. yesterday, with its epicenter in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology station in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, said.

Philvolcs science research analyst, Joe Molas, said Intensity 3 was felt in Dumaguete City, 4 in Bayawan, and 5 in Tayasan, all of Negros Oriental. The temblor was felt at Intensity 5 in Binalbagan, Hinigaran, Hinoba-an, Pontevedra and Sipalay, all of Negros Occidental; 4 in Sigma, Capiz and Alimodian, Iloilo; 3 in Kalibo and Lezo, Aklan; and 2 in San Jose, Antique..

‘Pusher swallows
shabu in buy-bust’

A suspected drug pusher reportedly swallowed several grams of suspected shabu, after he was nabbed by the police in a buy-bust operation in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Tuesday.

The police identified the suspect as George Bacon, 35, of Baybay Tinago in Dumaguete, who was arrested after he handed a small plastic sachet of the banned substance to a police poseur-buyer, in exchange for P500.

As he was being arrested, Bacon swallowed a big plastic sachet of suspected shabu before it could be confiscated by members of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, the Dumaguete City Police, and the National Bureau of Investigation.

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