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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, October 31, 2012
Negros Oriental
Button90 newly-hatched turtles released to sea in Dauin
ButtonBeautician meted 14 years for possession of shabu
Mayor receives P6M for housing
4 nabbed for illegal gambling

90 newly-hatched turtles
released to sea in Dauin

Ninety baby turtles of the endangered Olive Ridley species (Lepidochelys olivacea) were released to the sea at the coast of Barangay Lipayo in Dauin, Negros Oriental yesterday.

The four day-old hatchlings were collected by the Bantay Dagat Saturday morning from the nest in a resort in Poblacion 3, Dauin, on Friday, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Mario Aragon, said.

Aragon said that, while it is illegal under Philippine law to collect the hatchlings, Bantay Dagat members intended to save them from predators, like animals and humans.

Beautician meted 14 years
for possession of shabu


A beautician from Sibulan, Negros Oriental, was sentenced to a maximum of 14 years imprisonment for possession of a heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing 0.01 gram of shabu.

Regional Trial Court Branch 34 Judge Rosendo Bandal found Casiano Divino of Boloc-boloc, Sibulan, guilty beyond reasonable doubt of shabu possession in violation of Section 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

He was meted a prison term of 12 years and one day minimum to 14 years maximum, and to pay a fine of P400,000.

Mayor receives P6M for housing

Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria received P6 million from the National Housing Authority in Manila Monday to be used as partial payment for the 10-hectare property acquired for the shelter of typhoon victims.

The property, owned by the Tale family in Barangay Banilad, Dumaguete, costs P237 million. Under the counter-parting agreement between the city government, the NHA and the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Housing Authority will pay for the land and the DSWD will give P70 million.

Sagarbarria said part of the agreement with the land owner is the partial payment of 30 percent before the city can start with the clearing and initial construction phase for the housing project.

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