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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, March 12, 2011
Negros Oriental
ButtonStay calm, guv calls amid tsunami alert
ButtonBarangay food terminals turned over
Cable TV goes digital in outskirt villages
Nabbed cop, 3 others ‘beat’ 2 fellow inmates
ButtonNegros Oriental hosts reservists regional gab

Stay calm, guv calls
amid tsunami alert


Gov. Roel Degamo has called on the people of Negros Oriental to stay alert but remain calm amid a tsunami alert level warning in the Philippines, following the 8.9 tremor that hit Japan yesterday afternoon.

Degamo has mobilized the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council to prepare for any eventuality, even as Joe Molas of the local office of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has assured that Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental are not among the areas in the Philippines more likely to be hit by a tsunami, Adrian Sedillo of the Capitol said.

Chief Angelo Tiongson of the PDRRMC said local government units have already been warned to take the necessary precautionary measures, and ensure that people residing along the coastlines have also been alerted.

Barangay food
terminals turned over


The Department of Agriculture in Siquijor province has underscored its overriding concern to address food security and reduce poverty in the country, by launching recently the anti-hunger mitigation program Barangay Food Terminal project.

Three Barangay Food Terminal projects were turned over Wednesday and Thursday to the local government units of Maria, San Juan, and Barangay Campalanas in Lazi town, in a ceremony attended by officials of the DA, departments of Trade and Industry, and Science and Technology, National Food Authority, local leaders, farmers, and other agriculture stakeholders, Renan Lapinig Ansing, agribusiness marketing coordinator of the DA-Siquijor, said.

Cable TV goes digital
in outskirt villages


Fil Products Cable TV Inc. in Negros Oriental is going digital and has started providing services to the outskirt barangays  of Dumaguete.

Girlie Bernardez of Fil Pro CATV-Dumaguete said they are now penetrating the barangays outside of the city proper as the company intends to go fully digital across the province in the coming months.

The company has already switched on its digital system in many parts of Dumaguete, although some areas still remain on analogue mode while upgrading continues, she added.

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