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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, June 14, 2011
Negros Oriental
ButtonFormer finance exec eyeing governorship
Button‘No need to die to become heroes’
‘Tourist police’ replication proposed
University prepares for vacuum in college
ButtonCHED issues guidelines on suspension of classes
Button DOST: West Philippine Sea a good name, no politics

Former finance exec
eyeing governorship


Former Finance Secretary Margarito Teves said his options are open for the governorship in 2013, but added that it is yet too early to tell or make some categorical pronouncements.

Teves, who was present at the Independence Day celebration in Dumaguete City, said he is still trying to see the happenings around the province, and to find out whether the people still know him, especially the younger generation.

Teves said he wanted to have an appreciation of what is going on in Negros Oriental to make sure that when he comes back to politics, he will make a difference.

‘No need to die to
become heroes’

“There is no need for us to die in order to become heroes,” Superintendent Ramir Uytico of the  Dumaguete City Department of Education  division, said during the 113th Independence Day celebration in the city on the theme “Kalayaan: Paninindagan ng Bayan” Sunday.

Uytico, however, said that “Dying from our self-vested interests, especially when we become leaders, or dying from becoming dumb and apathetic to the cries of our brothers and sisters who are underprivileged, marginalized, and exploited is freeing us from the tyranny of greed, injustice, and restlessness.”

He challenged every Filipino to continue to be heroes in all their undertakings in the dignity of their functions and work, in the wisdom of sharing and giving, and in the common sense of understanding and respecting the uniqueness of each and everyone’s thoughts, deeds, biases and expression, because in the long run, it is the faith in God which matters after all in all these efforts or pursuits of liberation.

‘Tourist police’
replication proposed


The Philippine National Police wants to review the 14-day tourist police training in Negros Oriental landmark program for possible replication nationwide.

Provincial police director, Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, said the course launched on May 28 after the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the PNP-Negros Oriental and the Negros Oriental State University, offers a program different from the regular tourist police training offered by the Department of Tourism.

At least 70 police personnel, some of them already designated as tourist police in their towns or cities, are enrolled in the course, free of charge, that is held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday at the Negros Oriental State University main campus in Dumaguete City.

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