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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, August 23, 2011
Negros Oriental
Button‘Dumaguete still a city of gentle people’
ButtonMassacre suspect murdered: police
‘WWF authorized fund raisers’
Tourism officer told: Liquidate cash advance
ButtonDengue cases down

‘Dumaguete still a
city of gentle people’


Dumaguete City is still a city of gentle people, contrary to claims that it has become a haven for criminal elements.

Gov. Roel Degamo made the statement before the 34th council meeting of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Negros Oriental-Siquijor Council.

Degamo said his office is closely coordinating with local government units and law enforcement agencies to make sure efforts to maintain peace are sustained, and the police has been instructed to dig deeper into the motives for recent crimes.

Massacre suspect
murdered: police

One of the four suspects in the massacre of a family in Sitio Cangcawas, San Jose, Negros Oriental was also murdered Saturday, apparently in an effort to silence him, police said.

PNP provincial director, Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, identified the victim as Rico Suelto, who succumbed to several gunshot wounds inflicted by a suspect who was wearing a bonnet.

Suelto, along with Flory Ybañez, Carlito Sablada and the alleged mastermind Nomberto Ablao, were accused for the multiple murder of the Ramirez family in Cangcawas, a few weeks ago..

‘WWF authorized
fund raisers’

The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Philippines said the two persons reported by the police to have been detained for being “fake solicitors” were its duly authorized fundraisers.  

A letter to the DAILY STAR from Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, chief executive officer/vice chairman, Board of Trustees, of WWF Philippines, said the report released online by the Visayan DAILY STAR on its August 20, “made a number of false or misleading statements about WWF and its fundraisers.”

It said the report that the two persons detained by Dumaguete police last week were fake WWF solicitors;   claimed that the two individuals were busted, and charged; and insinuated that these persons were involved in a swindle attempting to charge a P67,000 donation to the complainant, are all “false.”

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