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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, January 10, 2011
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Tuting had no frills,
drama: Honculada

BY CECILE GENOVE

A pall of gloom has fallen over the city of Dumaguete as flags fly half-mast in a tribute to Gov. Agustin “Tuting” Perdices who died Wednesday, Jan. 5 after a short, but painful bout with gastric cancer.

His remains were transferred to the City Hall at noon yesterday, amid a slight drizzle, after a necrological mass at 10 a.m. in the Provincial Capitol, where he laid in state for two days.

Paul “Nonong” Honculada, long-time associate of the governor even before he entered politics, said in a eulogy he delivered last Saturday at the Provincial Capitol that it was easy to like and love a person like Perdices.

Anti-trafficking
drive gets backing

In an effort to step up anti-human trafficking efforts in Negros Oriental, the Provincial Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons has engaged the support and cooperation of the local transportation sector in stamping out human trafficking activities, a Philippine Information Agency press release said.

The council recently conducted an orientation attended by heads of local transport groups, drivers associations and representatives from the Land Transportation Office in Negros Oriental.

Capitol warns of floods
BY RENE GENOVE

Negrenses living near water courses are strongly advised to take the necessary precautions and be alert for possible flashfloods by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council through its action officer Col. Nicolas Noble. The warning followed PAGASA's advisory of strong to gale force wind that is expected to affect the seabords of Visayas this week.

The following watercourses identified to be likely affected are: Tanjay; Candugay, Siaton; Cauitan, Sipocong, Bayawan City; and Pagatban and Tyaban Rivers in the province, the PDRRMC said.

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