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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, April 20, 2013
Negros Oriental
ButtonPNoy assures more dev’t projects for Neg.Or., R-7
ButtonPNP monitoring 11 potential PAGs
Be good sports, Comelec tells candidates
Noy among ‘influential list’ of Time

PNoy assures more dev’t
projects for Neg.Or., R-7

President Benigno Aquino III Thursday vowed more projects for Negros Oriental and the Central Visayas region to help boost the country’s agriculture, tourism and business process outsourcing sectors.

At the meeting with local leaders and the community at the Bais City Football Field in Negros Oriental, Aquino highlighted the positive changes in the government and the major reforms that it had put in place.

He said the 35.5 million domestic tourists target for 2016 has been exceeded in 2011. The government’s new target now is 56.1 million tourist arrivals for 2016, he also said.

PNP monitoring
11 potential PAGs


The Philippine National Police is monitoring three private armed groups in Negros Oriental and eight in Central Visayas that may be hired for the May 13 elections.

Of the 11 groups under close watch in the region, Police Region 7 director, Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo Jr. said three are in Negros Oriental, and he identified them as the Tanasan-Libron, Dumas-ug, and Desperado groups.

The Dumas-ug Group, headed by a certain Sunny Bacolod, is believed to be operating in Canlaon City; the Desperado Group, whose leader is a certain Rolando Mallari, in the central part of the province; and the Tanasan-Libron in Bayawan City, he added.

Be good sports,
Comelec tells candidates


Negros Oriental acting Provincial Elections Supervisor Juvenal Tuale yesterday exhorted candidates in the May 13 polls to be good sports, and accept defeat, or humbly earn victory.

At the candidates’ forum for Sangguniang Panlalawigan bets in the second district of Negros Oriental, Tuale said that while the objective of the elections is to win, defeat is also a part of the exercise.

It is not always the strong, the gifted, the mighty, the able and the wealthy who win in politics, he added. He quoted a verse from the Book of Ecclesiastes that says “The fastest runner does not always win the race, and the strongest warrior does not always win the battle”.

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