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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, March 26, 2013
Negros Oriental
Button 400 election bets sign peace accord
Button Dumaguete wins Galing Pook for septage facility project
GK building 35 houses in 5 days
Countdown starts for 2013 marathon  

400 election bets
sign peace accord

Around 400 of 580 candidates for various positions in Negros Oriental signed the peace covenant yesterday in Dumaguete City to affirm their commitment to a secure, peaceful, honest and orderly election on May 13.

All candidates for governor led by reelectionist Gov. Roel Degamo were present, with former Finance Secretary Gary Teves, incumbent Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong (Neg. Or., 1 st District) and independent candidate Samuel Torres.

Reelectionist Vice Gov. Apolinario Arnaiz Jr. and rival candidates Henry Sojor and Mark Macias also signed the covenant; along with former first district Rep. Jerome Paras, who is making a comeback for the same position, reelectionist Rep. George Arnaiz (2 nd District) and his rival, Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva.

Dumaguete wins Galing Pook
for septage facility project

Dumaguete City won the prestigious “Galing Pook Award” for Environment for its best practices in innovating and implementing the citywide septage management program in the Philippines.

Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria received the award from Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas at the Diosdado Macapagal Hall recently.

The septage facility project in Barangay Camanjac is the first of its kind in the country to be funded by the local government unit in a joint venture with the water district, pursuant to a city ordinance..

GK building 35
houses in 5 days

About 3,000 Gawad Kalinga volunteers are building 35 houses in Mabinay, Negros Oriental until tomorrow, in line with the simultaneous nationwide housing challenge, a government press release said.

The volunteers form part of the 100,000-strong Army of Hope Builders, who signed up for the 2013 GK Bayani Challenge from March 23-27. Of the 37 sites in 33 provinces, Mabinay town is the recipient for Negros Oriental, and 35 two-storey row houses will be built for shanty dwellers and displaced families of tropical storm “Pablo” in Barangay Poblacion.

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