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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, January 11, 2011
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NegOr, CV provinces on
alert for Abu threat

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces and other law enforcement agencies have increased their guard in Negros Oriental, following intelligence reports that the Mindanao-based extremist terror group, Abu Sayyaf, is planning to launch hostilities in the Visayas.

It could not be ascertained, however, which parts of the Visayas region are being targeted by the Abu Sayyaf.

The provinces of Siquijor and Bohol are also on heightened alert, with at least three Philippine Navy boats deployed at the popular tourist destinations, Balicasag Island and Panglao Island, specifically Alona Beach, to thwart possible attacks by the Abu Sayyaf, notorious for their kidnap-for-ransom activities.

Church, solon mourn
Perdices’ demise
BY MARICAR ARANAS

While Dumagueteños and Negrenses alike are mourning the death of a great leader, the Roman Catholic Church also expressed grief over the loss of a great ally in the person of the late Gov. Agustin Ramon Perdices.

Vicar General Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, in his homily during a memorial mass yesterday, said Perdices will be remembered by church people, as a great ally against all types of gambling, legal or illegal, against the proliferation of red houses in the city and province, against all forms of indecency, and against the reproductive health bill.

IN 2010
Drugs court convicts
68 dealers, acquits 32

BY RENE GENOVE

The Regional Trial Court Branch 30, designated by the Supreme Court as a special court to exclusively try and hear cases involving violation of Republic Act No. 9165, has convicted 68 drug dealers in Dumaguete City, 20 of whom were meted life imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of P500,000, for year 2010.

The special court has also acquitted 32 persons accused of various drug-related offenses based on reasonable doubt, and has also dismissed 10 drug cases for insufficiency of evidence, when the court granted the demurrer to evidence filed by the accused.

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