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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, April 26, 2013
Negros Oriental
ButtonDouble check PCOS machines
ButtonUNA supporter shot dead, bet says
48 students finish 10th ‘energy camp’
‘Human trafficking syndicates growing’

Double check PCOS machines

The National Movement for Free Elections yesterday asked the Commission on Elections to look into the capability of the Precinct Count Optical Scan machines to initialize, operate and transmit the results on election day.

This was after the poll watchdog received reports from their provincial chapters, including in Negros Oriental, that the machines malfunctioned after several demonstrations were held, a government press release said.

Namfrel national chair Corazon de la Paz-Bernardo, said in her letter to Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr., that the malfunctioning of the PCOS machines will pose problems on congestion and long lines in the precincts; voluntary disenfranchisement for voters who do not have the time or patience to wait; possibility of low turnout; and frustration for both the Board of Election Inspectors members and the voters.

UNA supporter
shot dead, bet says


A supporter of the United Nationalist Alliance was shot dead in Barangay Dayoyo, Jimalalud town, Negros Oriental, recently.

Jimalalud mayoralty bet Dante Zamora yesterday identified the victim as Manolo Fabillar, a barangay political leader in the town, and the suspects as Flaviano Tangaro, Florendo Badayag of Barangay Eli, La Libertad; and Benjie Bolhano, of Sitio Buyog, Barangay Pacuan, Jimalalud.

He said the suspects have been charged before the Provincial Prosecutor Office for the death of Fabillar, and for violating the Omnibus Election Code. They are now detained at the Jimalalud Police Station.

48 students finish
10th ‘energy camp’


Forty-eight campers completed the 10th Energy Camp 2013 in Valencia, Negros Oriental Tuesday.

The camp is an annual activity of the Energy Development Corporation that aims to provide experiential learning to youths from the company’s host communities, and a brainchild of former EDC vice chairman Paul Aquino.

It has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines Anvil Awards and the International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Awards.

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