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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, July 12, 2011
Negros Oriental
Button‘Tongro’ virus infestation affecting NegOr ricefields
ButtonEconomy of Dumaguete growing, Sagarbarria says
Drugs den operator, 5 ‘visitors’ arrested
Shopping mall eyeing next business venture
ButtonThousands join Nutri-Fit  walk in city
Button ‘City facing drainage,  flooding woes’

‘Tongro’ virus infestation
affecting NegOr ricefields


The Negros Oriental Provincial Agriculture Office is sending a team of technicians to La Libertad town, to check on the reported infestation of tongro virus in certain rice fields in the municipality.

Cesar Tejedor, president of the Solonggon, Manghulyawon Irrigators Association, reported to provincial agriculturist Gregorio Paltinca, during the recent irrigators evaluation conference that members of the association had suffered considerable losses in yield because of what they believe to be tongro virus infestation.

They claimed that the certified seeds given to them were defective, and were vulnerable to the virus. They admitted that some of them lack know-how on what to do when the tongro virus attacks their rice fields.

Economy of Dumaguete
growing, Sagarbarria says


Dumaguete Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria said the growing number of businesses in Dumaguete City is an indication of economic growth and the increasing buying power of the people living in the city.

 He noted that commercial establishments are sprouting everywhere, adding that the food industry is one of the growing businesses in Dumaguete City because of the student population.

 Sagarbarria led the inauguration during the weekend of the second branch of Mooon Café at Silliman Avenue near the Rizal Boulevard.

Drugs den operator,
5 ‘visitors’ arrested


A suspected drug den in Sitio Tugas, Barangay Piapi in Dumaguete was raided by joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Dumaguete City Police, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency late last night, and they nabbed an alleged operator and five visitors who were allegedly having a pot session.

Arrested during a buy-bust operation was a Raul Viliran, 52, single, and Adrian Dy, Angel Enrique de la Peña, MC Daniel Villaranda, Jason Bandoy, and Farrel Catan, son of a city councilor who is out on bail also on drugs charges.

Confiscated from Viliran were two sachets of suspected shabu and the marked money that was found in his pocket, operatives said.

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