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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, December 22, 2009
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Employers told, pay 13 th month now
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DOLE to release P1.7M for sugar workers training
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Button Save energy, DOE urges
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Comelec set to hear
disqualification raps
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Commission on Elections in Negros Oriental is expected to serve today subpoenas and notices for hearing of the disqualification cases filed against two congressional candidates in the province.

Acting Provincial Election Supervisor Eddie Aba said he expects to receive copies today of the documents from the Comelec regional office to be served to respondents, incumbent Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong of the 1st district, and independent candidate Raul Aniñon, who is contesting the 2nd congressional district seat in the May 2010 polls.

This was after Comelec Region 7 Director Rey Rene Boac informed Aba 's office yesterday afternoon about this development.

Fire razes 7 houses
in La Libertad

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Fire of still unknown origin razed seven houses in Sitio San Juan, Barangay North Poblacion, La Libertad, Negros Oriental at around 10:10 p.m. Sunday.

Police chief Rico Gasalao said they received a call from the Bureau of Fire Protection in La Libertad about the blaze.

Firefighters placed the fire under control by 10:30 p.m.

No casualties were reported in the fire that left an initial estimated damage of P526,000, Gasalao said.*JFP .

Employers told,
pay 13 th month now
BY ROMY AMARADO

Central Visayas Labor and Employment Regional Director, Elias Cayanong , is urging employers in Region 7 to release the 13th month pay of their employees on or before December 24.

Cayanong said forms of compliance had already been sent to some employers whose workers are raising issues on their entitlement to the 13th month pay.

Cayanong said that, based on their experience in the past, some workers are complaining that their 13th month pay was either delayed or deficient in amount because the computation was not correct.  

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