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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, January 12, 2013
Negros Oriental
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3 Americans, South Korean dead in PHL fire

108 drivers of gov’t, private
motorcycles apprehended
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

The Land Transportation Office in Negros Oriental has arrested drivers of nine government, and 99 private motorcycles, since the start of the intensified implementation of the Helmet Law, or Republic Act 10054, in the province on Jan. 3.

LTO records show that the nine government service motorcycles apprehended included three registered in the name of the Dumaguete City government, two from the Traffic Management Office, two from the Capitol, and two from the Sibulan government.

LTO personnel and 23 deputized members from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office conduct daily operations to ensure that motorcycle drivers and their back-riders are wearing the prescribed protective headgear.

Ramos resigns
as NDRRMC chief

BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Former Army general-turned-Philippine disaster agency chief, Benito Ramos, has resigned from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council that he has served for more than two years.

Ramos, who was NDRRMC chief since July 2010, upon the recommendation of Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, will end his tour of duty on Feb. 1, DND spokesman Peter Galvez said.

This was the third time that Ramos, who had served in Negros as commanding officer of the defunct 6th Special Forces Battalion, submitted his resignation to Gazmin, and it was finally accepted, a source at the NDRRMC said.

Youths petition vs.
Cybercrime Law

MANILA – A petition was filed before the Supreme Court yesterday against the implementation of Republic Act 10175, or the Cybercrime Law.

In a 26-page petition, a group of bloggers and youth leaders asked the SC to nullify certain provisions of the Cybercrime Law.

Heart Diño, chairperson of the University of the Philippines-Diliman University Student Council, said the youth would bear the most brunt from the implementation of the Cybercrime Law given their high internet usage.

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