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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, February 10, 2011
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Soldiers abuse
civilians anew

A series of human rights incidents have been recorded anew by a Karapatan team in the hinterlands of Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, a press statement from the group said.

Eyewitness’ accounts indicate the brutality of soldiers in their engagement with civilians firmly opposed to a military presence in the city, it said.

The alleged human rights offenses perpetrated by the 11th Infantry Battalion soldiers under the command of Col. Ramil Bitong happened in the advent of the new counter insurgency campaign “Oplan Bayanihan” in January, the Karapatan press release said.

Register 4x4
vehicles, LTO orders

Land Transportation Office-Dumaguete chief, Roland Ramos, yesterday clarified that 4x4 vehicles used for off-road sports, which are not allowed to travel on national highways but should be carried through a trailer truck,  are not exempted from  traffic laws.

Negros Oriental has been a favorite destination for 4x4 off-road competitions among drivers from neighboring provinces, including some from Luzon.

Ramos said he supports this kind of activity as it gives entertainment and can also generate income to local businessmen. It also becomes a welcome development for the tourism industry in the province, he said.

GSIS opens scholarship

Government employees are again offered a chance to help one's free college education through the 2011-2012 Scholarship Raffle Program of the Government Service Insurance System.

Winning government employees may nominate anyone who is an incoming college freshman or an enrolled college student who can enjoy up to P20,000 in tuition and miscellaneous fees per semester, plus a monthly stipend of P2,000, a press release from the Philippine Information Agency-Negros Oriental said.

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