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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, November 19, 2013
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NOPPO alerted against
Tacloban jail escapees
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental has been alerted against the possible arrival in the province of the inmates, who fled from the Tacloban provincial jail in Leyte after it was hit by super typhoon “Yolanda”.

OIC provincial police director, Supt. Alet Virtucio, said yesterday, however, that is very remote as it is difficult to leave Leyte from Cebu, or even Manila, unless one can present proper credentials.

Virtucio admitted, though, that a routine message from the PNP Region 7 Office was sent out to the provincial police offices in Central Visayas to be on the lookout for the escaped inmates.

6 compete in Sandurot Festival

Six schools, colleges and universities will compete in the Sandurot Festival of Dumaguete City Friday, a press release from organizers said.

The Sandurot Festival is a yearly event held in November as part of the city’s fiesta and charter day anniversaries, with contingents telling the story of Dumaguete through dance.

Shifting this year from being barangay to school-based, the Sandurot Festival participants are Asian College, Piapi High School, Negros Oriental HS, Silliman University, and St. Paul University-Dumaguete, the press release said.

Isolated victims
clamor for food

HOMONHON – The message spelt out in giant letters on the ground outside the remote, typhoon-shattered Philippine village was clear enough: "Help Us. We Need Food".

Easily visible as the US helicopter carrying emergency food supplies made its approach yesterday, it reflected the desperation of the villagers 10 days after super typhoon Yolanda slammed into the central Philippines.

As soon as the chopper touched down and the doors opened, around 100 villagers rushed to the aircraft and began pulling at the bags of rice inside before they could be properly unloaded.

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