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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, August 19, 2011
Negros Oriental
ButtonPNP to verify persons behind ‘gun-for-hire group’
ButtonProvincial Board approves P7M supplemental budget
Silliman medical school graduates got 100 percent passing rate
Army launches ‘Bayanihan’ campaign
ButtonText message measure gets varied reaction
Button PNoy sets visit to Bais City

PNP to verify persons
behind ‘gun-for-hire group’


The Philippine National Police in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, is pursuing possible guns-for-hire in the province after the arrest Wednesday of a man suspected of shooting dead a former beauty queen in the city last year, city police chief, Supt. Crisaleo Tolentino, said.

This followed the arrest of Joselito Concepcion Dairo, 29, of Bayawan City, who has been charged with murder for the death of multiple beauty title holder and former Ms. Dumaguete, Ann Rose Fe Bernadette Neri, on February 13, 2010.

Dairo, who was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by a Regional Trial Court judge was earlier tagged as the leader of the “Tata Group” that is composed of hit men for hire, Tolentino said.

Provincial Board approves
P7M supplemental budget

The Provincial Board of Negros Oriental has approved the P7 million supplemental budget requested by Gov. Roel Degamo to be used for the purchase of medicines and for financial assistance to indigents in the province.

Board Member Erwin Michael Macias expressed concerns over the safeguard for the disbursement of the budget. He said his office received information that some financial and medical assistance are converted into something else.

Macias said some individuals cannot be prevented from being very enterprising and they can make ways to convert the medical or financial assistance.

Silliman medical school graduates
got 100 percent passing rate


The Silliman University Medical School in Dumaguete City garnered a 100 percent passing rate in the recent physicians’ board examinations.

Results of the examinations, which Silliman University received Wednesday, said the nine new doctors of the SU Medical School are Gold Muñoz, Darian Nicolas, Paulo Tabaloc, Allen Jamito, Aileen Brillantes, Mark Caliso, Vanesa Dayap, Bless Amatong and Crystal Centeno.

Centeno is a government scholar.

The SU administration has extended its congratulations to the SU Medical School faculty headed by its dean, Dr. Jonathan Amante.*JFP

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