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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, April 18, 2013
Negros Oriental
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Degamo mulls helmet law
exemption during Palaro
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo said yesterday he will request the Land Transportation Office for a moratorium in the implementation of the mandatory helmet law in Dumaguete City during the Palarong Pambansa meet from April 21 to 27.

He said he will ask the LTO to temporarily suspend its operation against the non-wearing of helmets in Dumaguete City, as the police will have their hands full in ensuring the safety and security of athletes, delegates and visitors.

Negros Oriental provincial police director, Senior Supt. Noli Romana, said it will be very difficult to apprehend hundreds of motorists for violating the helmet law when only a handful of policemen were deputized by the LTO to enforce the traffic laws.

PCOS machines
testing set May 4
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW AND JUANCHO GALLARDE

Dumaguete City elections officer Jerome Brillantes said yesterday that the Commission on Elections in Negros Oriental is hopeful that it can comply with the May 4 nationwide simultaneous final testing and sealing of the Precinct Count Optical Scan machines for the May 13 polls.

Brillantes said the PCOS machines will be deployed to clustered polling precincts on May 3 or 4, so that the final testing and sealing could be carried out by the Board of Election Inspectors and the PCOS technicians.

As of press time, the Comelec has yet to receive the machines for the 1,076 clustered precincts in Negros Oriental, Brillantes said.

Aquino arriving in NegOr
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

President Benigno Aquino III will arrive in Negros Oriental today to attend two political rallies and proclaim the official candidates of the Liberal Party in the province.

The brief stopover of the President en route to Cebu City is purely political as there is no official presidential activity lined up during his visit, the Philippine Information Agency said at a briefing yesterday.

Aquino and his party are expected to arrive from Dipolog City at around 2 p.m. and will fly to Bais City.

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