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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, November 15, 2013
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ButtonCPP-NPA in 10-day ceasefire to help victims of ‘Yolanda’
ButtonArmy arranging airlift of relief goods to Leyte
Sagarbarria frowns on 14th month pay
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CPP-NPA in 10-day ceasefire
to help victims of ‘Yolanda’


The Communist Party of the Philippines yesterday ordered the New People’s Army to stop launching attacks in the Visayas, including Negros and Panay, that was devastated by super typhoon “Yolanda”.

The 10-day unilateral ceasefire took effect November 14, and will last until midnight of November 24.

The CPP, in its statement, said: “This ceasefire declaration seeks to underscore the need to focus the attention of concerned NPA units and its red fighters, as well as all units of the people’s militias, to the immediate task of assisting the hundreds of thousands of people whose homes and sources of livelihood have been severely ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda”.

Army arranging airlift
of relief goods to Leyte


The Philippine Army in Negros Oriental is coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to send a C-130 plane to the Dumaguete airport to airlift relief goods for typhoon victims in Leyte.

Brig. Gen. Francisco Patrimonio, commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade, yesterday said he has recommended to the AFP Central Command in the Visayas a possible first humanitarian flight out from Dumaguete to Tacloban in Leyte today.

He said many civic organizations, schools and other groups have requested for free transport of relief goods to Leyte.

Sagarbarria frowns
on 14th month pay


Dumaguete Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria is not agreeable to proposals of giving a 14th month pay to employees in government, especially in small local government units.

He said that, aside from the mandatory 13th month pay, regular and casual employees of City Hall will also receive additional bonuses in December, depending on the availability of funds. In the last three years, the additional bonus amounted to P20,000 each employee, he said.

He also said there is danger in giving a 14th month pay because of the possibility that, instead of putting funds into basic services or projects, smaller LGUs might save the money for their employees,  to the prejudice of taxpayers who may be deprived   of basic services.

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