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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, January 15, 2013
Negros Oriental
Button Church-led group aiming for cleaner May 13 polls
Button Broadcaster posts P10,000 bail in libel charge
Early registration set Jan. 26
Abogado assumes as Centcom chief  

Church-led group aiming
for cleaner May 13 polls

The Diocesan Electoral Board in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, has lined up activities aimed at achieving clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful, or CHAMP, elections in the province.

These include a voters' education campaign in schools, training of volunteer poll watchers, and actively promoting the signing of peace covenants among candidates, and the holding of candidates' forum.

Msgr. Julius Heruela of the Diocese of Dumaguete, DEB convenor, said the voters' education campaign aims to raise the level of consciousness of voters, and even the candidates, towards the CHAMP polls.

Broadcaster posts
P10,000 bail in libel charge

A block-timer of local DyGB FM radio station in Dumaguete City yesterday posted bail of P10,000 for his temporary liberty after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the libel case filed against him by Siquijor Gov. Orlando Shane Fua.

Johnny Cahilog, alias “Rex Kandos Santos”, surrendered to the Dumaguete City police when he learned that a warrant for his arrest had been issued by Judge Alejandro Bahonsua Jr. of the Regional Trial Court Branch 46 in Larena, Siquijor.

Cahilog, the owner and the manager of the radio station, have been accused of libel by Fua, for the alleged malicious reports against him. The charge against the station owner was junked, but arrest warrants were issued against Cahilog and the station manager..

Early registration set Jan. 26

The Department of Education announced yesterday the early registration of students in all public elementary and secondary schools in the country on January 26 to achieve universal participation and completion of basic education.

DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro said the annual event manifests the department's thrust to bring all school-aged children to school and bring the out-of-school youth back to the classroom, a DepEd press release said.

He said the assistance of local and barangay officials has been tapped for the early registration of out-of-school children and out-of-school youth, those with difficulty in learning and the indigenous peoples. Luistro said the activity is based on DepEd Order No. 89 series of 2012.

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