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Guv expresses full trust
in provincial police chief


Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo yesterday said he has  full trust and confidence in PNP provincial director, Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas.

The provincial police office is receiving a monthly financial aid of P100,000 from the province or an annual allocation of P1.2 million.

Lawas said the amount will be used not only for law enforcement, but a portion will be shared with  barangays needing help.

NOSAR to identify
NegOr red spots


The Negros Oriental Search and Rescue will be identifying other red spots areas in the province, and will put up hotlines for quick response during calamities, disasters or any incidents that may endanger lives and properties.

Alejandro Somoza Sr. of NOSAR said the red spots are areas that are identified for possible occurrence of landslides, flashfloods, including resorts wherein possible drowning incidents may occur, like the incident involving two drowned victims in Bacong town recently.

Somoza said they will have to identify red spots in every city and municipality, so they can determine the timeframe on how to organize a first responder team in these areas.

Nutri officers’
honoraria pushed

The Provincial Nutrition Committee of Negros Oriental is urging municipal mayors to shell out counterpart funds to augment the honorarium of their municipal nutrition action officers.

Assistant Provincial Health officer, Dr. Edgardo Barredo, yesterday said the provincial government has recently approved the P500 monthly honorarium for MNAOs, which serves as the provincial government's counterpart.

But Barredo said this is a meager amount, and there is a need for the municipal governments to give their own counterpart. “Any amount from the LGU, such as an additional P500, will be good enough to motivate our MNAOs to initiate nutrition-related activities in their areas,” he said.

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