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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, July 27, 2011
Negros Oriental
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Task force nabs
Bacong ‘drug peddler’

BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

A suspected drug peddler was nabbed yesterday during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Isugan, Bacong, Negros Oriental.

Charged with violation of section 5 of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is Myra Sabanal Gorre, 34, married and a resident of Bacong, the police said.

Acting on a tip from concerned citizens, joint operatives from the Philippine National Police in Bacong, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency headed by provincial director Rayford Yap, conducted a test-buy after which the buy bust operation followed.

Governor lauds P-Noy
for reforestation thrust

BY MARICAR ARANAS

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo yesterday said he was happy that President Benigno Aquino III prioritized reforestation projects to help minimize flooding, during his State of the Nation Address Monday.

The president in his SONA said incentives will be provided to communities protecting trees for the environment. This will help ensure the growth of trees and the success of reforestation projects, the President said, adding that he wanted more realistic environmental programs, and not those only for photo ops.

Degamo said the provincial government has implemented the pocket forest program in all barangays, wherein he offered to give P1 million worth of projects as reward for barangays having the highest number of growing trees.

Bottling firm eyes
CARPed areas

BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

A multinational company is considering a sugarcane contract-growing project with beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program as their prospective suppliers.

This was disclosed by Jose Bayani Baylon, systems director of the public affairs and communications department of Coca-Cola Export Corporation and Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, during a recent visit to Silliman University in Dumaguete City.

He said the company is looking at an initial 500 hectares of CARPed areas to be planted with sugarcane in Negros Occidental, and another 300 hectares in Bukidnon.

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