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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, October 24, 2012
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Businessman shot dead


The owner of a chain of restaurants in many parts of the country was shot dead at about 8:50 p.m. Monday by a lone gunman at Sta. Catalina Street in downtown Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

Dumaguete Police officer-in-charge Insp. Eddie Oira identified the fatality as Aries Christopher Bejar Alvarez, 40, married, of Ecoville Subdivision, Barangay Talay, Dumaguete City. He died on arrival at the Holy Child Hospital from a lone gunshot wound in the chest.

Investigation shows that Alvarez, proprietor of Ka Waway Restaurant at Sta. Catalina Street, had just boarded his red Suzuki sedan that was parked across the restaurant at around 8:50 p.m. Monday, when the gunman came up and shot him pointblank.

Visitors praise Buglasan

A resolution requesting the Liga nga mga Barangay to support House Bill No. 6567 authored by Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District), chair of House Committee on Local Government, is being proposed by Bacolod City Councilor Catalino Alisbo.

The resolution said H.B. No. 6567, or “A measure that will provide lump sum retirement pay for barangay officials, including barangay tanods, members of lupon tagapamayapa, barangay health workers and barangay day care workers,” was approved on its third and final reading.

It said that, under the measure, the retirement benefit to be taken from the barangay retirement fund will be awarded to those who are at least 60 years old and have served for a minimum of nine years upon his or her retirement.

9 schools vie for stat quiz

Nine schools in Negros Oriental will compete in the provincial eliminations of the 21st Philippine Statistics Quiz, 1 p.m. on November 13 at the Negros Oriental State University main campus in Dumaguete City, a government press release said.

Ariel Fortuito of the provincial National Statistics Office said 27 freshmen college students will participate in the quiz, with each school to be represented by three students.

The PSQ is an annual competition to test the students on statistics and to promote appreciation of the importance and value of science, particularly statistics, in all development planning activities, the press release also said.

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