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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, June 23, 2009
Negros Oriental
ButtonGuv grants permit to quarry in Siaton
ButtonMore support services under CARP expected
‘Tourist police’ mulled
Cooperative confab held
ButtonAct on slays of peasants, Puno urged

Guv grants permit to
quarry in Siaton


Gov. Emilio Macias II has lifted the temporary suspension order of a special quarry permit in favor of a company to undergo the re-channeling and dredging of the Siaton River, in Siaton, Negros Oriental.

The decision was a result of a series of meetings and consultations with stakeholders, Environment and Natural Resources and the Provincial Attorney’s Office.

The special permit was granted to Medalla Sia of JM Sand and Gravel.

More support services
under CARP expected


A 40-percent fund allocation is expected for support services under this five-year extension of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, Agrarian Reform Officer Grace Fua of Negros Oriental said at yesterday’s 21st CARP anniversary in Dumaguete City

Fua acknowledged their partner non-government organizations and farmers who helped in working out the extension.

Also present at the program following a thanksgiving mass were assistant regional director for Administration of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Region 7, Nevino Cardente; Harold Tan of Land Bank of the Philippines, and PARCCOM chairperson Emmanuel Torreda.

‘Tourist police’ mulled

Negros Oriental Police Provincial Director, Senior Supt. Augusto Marquez, yesterday disclosed plans to train policemen to secure tourism destinations in the province.

Marquez said the 50 new police officers to be deployed by the PNP Regional Command to the province will compose the tourist police team.  The region will detail the policemen following complaints of Negros Oriental police stations of lack of personnel.

Areas threatened by the presence of Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army and crime-prone ones will be given priority for police deployment, but Marquez assured that all police stations will get additional forces.

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