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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, April 2, 2013
Negros Oriental
Button Candidates' for a to start April 5
Button DSWD evaluates scholars
Australian readies charges against Filipino kidnappers
Evacuation in place for foreigners in Korea  

Candidates' for a
to start April 5

The Diocesan Electoral Board will hold a series of candidates' fora for the May 13 polls in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, April 5 to May 3.

DEB convenor Msgr. Julius Heruela said the forum aims to provide a non-partisan and free venue for candidates to present their qualifications, platforms or programs of government, and allow them to discuss with residents issues affecting their communities, a government press release said.

The forum will kick off Friday with the nine candidates for congressional representatives in three districts, the press release also said.

DSWD evaluates scholars

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas has evaluated the 19 scholars of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Negros Oriental in preparation for school year 2013-2014.

The Students Grant-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation provides children of 4Ps beneficiaries the opportunity to enroll in college, a government press release said.

The SGP-PA support amounts to P60,000 a year, including tuition and other school fees for two semesters, textbooks and other learning materials, and P3,500 monthly stipend for 10 months.

Australian readies charges
against Filipino kidnappers

MANILA Freed Australian hostage Warren Rodwell met with a Philippine prosecutor yesterday to help prepare charges against the Islamic extremists who held him in captivity for 15 months.

A gaunt, grim-looking Rodwell, who was in a wheelchair and escorted by Australian embassy personnel, filed a statement describing his ordeal before assistant prosecutor Aristotle Reyes at the Justice Department in Manila.

"This is to process the investigation of the case. The statement can be used by the PNP (Philippine National Police) to pursue a complaint," said Reyes, without disclosing details of the statement.

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