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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, December 7, 2013
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Christmas tree lighting Sunday

CHR probes complaints of
water disconnection
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

The Commission on Human Rights is investigating complaints of more than 200 residents that their water connections were cut off for not voting for a certain candidate in the recent barangay elections.

CHR field investigator Jess Cañete said he has documented the complaints of 15 concessionaires of the Salvacion Bolisong Water System Association in Barangay Bolisong, Manjuyod town in Negros Oriental. He said the water lines of the complainants and several others were disconnected, allegedly on orders of former kagawad Nestor Narciso because they did not vote for him in the October 28 barangay election.

Narciso was named in the joint affidavit signed by Pastor Arnold Palumar of the Independent-Assemblies Fellowship church and residents Ellen Abuyabor, Lydia Quiliope, Nelia Blaza, Eulalia Amboyon, Gregorio Cabugnason, Amalia Ganaganag, Mercedita Cabildo, Ruby Yanoc, Magdalena Narciso, Asuncion Blaza, Lyndon Narciso, Tranquiling Balauro Jr,. Conchita Ybanez, and Teopisto Cadalin.

Army intensifies operations
on 45th CPP anniversary
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Philippine Army in Negros Oriental is relentlessly conducting combat operations especially in far-flung sitios and barangays of the province against possible attacks by rebels during the 45th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines this month.

Brig. Gen. Francisco Patrimonio, commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade based in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, said yesterday that it is a standing procedure for the military to strengthen its operations during the CPP anniversary on December 26 since its armed wing, the New People’s Army, could launch tactical offensives.

He said soldiers are directed to intensify the clearing of insurgency-affected areas and strengthen the defense of detachments, while civilians who are possible targets of NPA liquidation are reminded to take extra precautionary measures.

Christmas tree lighting Sunday
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Valencia town in Negros Oriental, in cooperation with the Energy Development Corporation, will hold an unveiling of the Nativity Scene, Christmas tree lighting and an ecumenical offering tomorrow for survivors of super-typhoon “Yolanda”.

The triple activity will be held at the town plaza instead of the Christmas party of government employees, and to raise funds for people displaced by “Yolanda” in many parts of the Visayas on November 8.

The EDC geothermal power supplier built the Christmas tree and Nativity Scene and will donate heavy equipment to Valencia, host of the 192.5-megawatt Palinpinon geothermal power plants.

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