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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, August 6, 2011
Negros Oriental
ButtonNanang damage climbs to P55M
ButtonAlcala notes poor enforcement of wildlife ordinance in Neg.Or.
CTO: Unliquidated cash advances reach P10M
Birth spacing pushed
ButtonDAR exec holds dialog Polo FB’s

Lawyer shot dead

A lawyer was shot by an unidentified assailant inside his office at the Leq Tak building in downtown Dumaguete City at about 11:10 a.m. yesterday for a still undetermined reason.

H Lawyer Archer Baldwin Ricardo Martinez, 47, was shot three times in the chest and abdomen and was rushed to the Holy Child Hospital, a few blocks away from his office, where he died a few hours later.

Initial police investigation showed that the gunman, his face uncovered and only wearing a ball cap, walked into the lawyer’s office shortly after Martinez had arrived.

Alcala notes poor enforcement
of wildlife ordinance in Neg.Or.


A sanctuary of wild monkeys in Negros Oriental is seeking the intervention of local government units for its survival.

Valor Dionesio, of the Bukidnon tribe in Sta. Catalina in the province where the wild monkeys are located, he is asking only for bananas to feed more than 50 wild monkeys that are scattered in a two-hectare lot in Barangay Obat, Sta. Catalina.

Dionesio stressed, that monkeys are considered wild animals that need equal treatment with that of the wild birds, the wild ducks in Basay, as well as the Visayan spotted deer in Bayawan-Basay areas.

CTO: Unliquidated cash
advances reach P10M

Unliquidated cash advances of previous officials and employees of the city government of Dumaguete have reached about P10 million, City Treasurer’s Office records show.

This was confirmed by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, who has directed another employee to account for the expenses incurred during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu in January this year.

City administrator, William Ablong, made a cash advance of P240,000 for the City Tourism Office and the check was encashed by city tourism officer Andre Tumulak.

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