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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, May 16, 2009
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Legal opinion sought
 on helmet ordinance

BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Dumaguete City Councilor Antonio Remollo said Thursday he is seeking legal opinion on the helmet ordinance he had authored that was killed on the third and final reading.

Remollo said he is invoking section 79 of the internal rules of procedure of the Sangguniang Panlungsod stating that any member who voted with the majority can move for a reconsideration.

The measure was considered killed even with only four affirmative votes, two against, and three abstentions.

NegOr child laborers
freed through education

BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Some 6,000 children who are considered child laborers in the cities of Mabinay, Bais and Bayawan in Negros Oriental have been provided an education through the ABK2 Initiative, a special project for combating child labor problem in the country.

These children were previously engaged in the worst forms of child labor such as sugarcane plantation/commercial agriculture, deep-sea fishing, domestic work, commercial sexual exploitation before they availed the ABK phase 2 initiative project which stands for Pag-aaral ng Bata para sa Kinabukasan.

In a Kapihan sa PIA forum Thursday, Christian Children’s Fund provincial education officer Claire Du said that, of the total 6,000 children beneficiaries, 3,000 are from Bayawan; and 1,500 from Mabinay and Bais. They are children aged 5 to 17 years who are supposed to be in school but are already working, Du said.

PDIC gives claims
of RBS depositors

Hundreds of depositors trooped to claim their deposits at the Rural Bank of Subandaku Inc. in Dumaguete City, after its management was placed under the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp.

PDIC personnel from Manila are accepting claims at the RBSI branch until May 26.

Depositors are advised to personally file their claims with evidence of deposits that should include original savings passbooks, certificate of time deposits, and current accounts and bank statements for current accounts.

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