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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, March 13, 2013
Negros Oriental
Button BFP inspects 4,000 bldgs, boarding houses in Negros
Button NegOr gets $200,000 relief goods from U.S.
New Zealand offers scholarships
OFW on death row wins reprieve  

BFP inspects 4,000 bldgs,
boarding houses in Negros

Around 4,000 boarding houses, commercial or business establishments, and government buildings are regularly being inspected for fire safety as a pre-requisite in securing their business permits, the Bureau of Fire Protection in Negros Oriental said.

The BFP said there is need to ensure the safety and protection of the inhabitants of these buildings, and has called on the public to be security and fire safety conscious.

The Bureau is observing the Fire Prevention Month with intensified fire safety education drive, inspection of residential and commercial establishments and the strict enforcement of the Fire Code of the Philippines, or Presidential Decree 1185.

NegOr gets $200,000 relief
goods from U.S.

Negros Oriental has received around $200,000, or P8 million, worth of relief items from the United States Agency for International Development for residents affected by typhoon Sendong and the 6.9-magnitude earthquake, its acting deputy chief of mission, Robin Diallo, said recently.

She said the U.S. extended more than $500 million worth of relief assistance all over the country.

She said the assistance was aside from the joint humanitarian mission of the U.S. and Philippine Armed Forces that was successfully conducted from March 4-9 in Negros Oriental.

New Zealand
offers scholarships

The New Zealand government is allocating 18 scholarship slots to Filipinos who wish to obtain post-graduate degrees in their universities for school year 2014.

Reina Lino, Bato Balani Foundation Inc. program administrator for New Zealand-Asean Scholars awards, said they hope to get applications from various provinces, including Negros Oriental and Cebu, a government press release said.

BBFI is a nongovernment organization and is the exclusive contractor for the NZAS program in the Philippines.

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