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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, April 1, 2011
Negros Oriental
ButtonTruck loaded with sugarcane overturns, slams into house
ButtonMaternal deaths increasing: PHO
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Bayawan LGU to donate lot, funds for PNP building
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Wildlife conservation symposium set in city
ButtonDSWD gives P19 million for poor

Truck loaded with sugarcane
overturns, slams into house
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & MARICAR ARANAS

A 10-wheeler truck loaded with 28 tons of sugarcane fell on its right side and hit a house by the national highway in Barangay Mabuhay of Santa Catalina town, in Negros Oriental Wednesday afternoon.  

Some witnesses said the truck was travelling too fast and when it reached a curb on the highway, it fell on its side.

The truck driver, identified as Antonio Burnes, with his assistant Jemson Villarosa, both of Bayawan City, in the province escaped unharmed.  The driver admitted that sleep caught up with him while he was driving and said it was a “human error”. But he denied being under the influence of hard liquor.

Maternal deaths
increasing: PHO
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Mothers die of birth complications in Negros Oriental, and assistant provincial health officer Dr. Edgardo Barredo confirmed this during the launching of the “Mag Degamo Ta sa probinsiya” project Wednesday in Dumaguete City.

Gov. Rodel Degamo said he wants to address this concern during his incumbency, after receiving reports that maternal deaths are increasing since 2007 at 23 cases, and increased by five the following year, 29, in 2009 and nose dived a little to 21 in 2010.

Barredo said it is the governor wants to reduce infant mortality rate by 66 percent and maternal mortality ratio by 75 percent, by 2015.

Bayawan LGU to donate
lot, funds for PNP building
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Mayor Rene Gaudiel of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, said the city will donate a lot and allocate funds for the construction of a building to house the Philippine National Police station.

Gaudiel, however, also said this will only materialize next year, as the city government has already made up this year’s budget.

He said the new central police station will be located at the city’s government center, while the present police station will be made a sub-station.

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