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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, November 20, 2013
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Mongrel wins run
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

A mongrel, or “asong kalye”, won the dog marathon conducted by the City Veterinary Office in line with the ongoing 65th Charter anniversary celebration of Dumaguete.

City veterinarian Lourdes Socorro said the owner of the dog, Marvin Florentini, won P1,500 in cash, a trophy and goodies for his pet, for winning the 3-kilometer category.

The winner in the 5K category was the Doberman of Genevieve and Arthur Fran Tolcidas, with Arman Menguito as handler; and the dog of Ruddi Cabalida in the 1.5K category.

SC declares
PDAF unconstitutional

MANILA – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday that President Benigno Aquino III needs to ask Congress to approve a supplemental budget to augment the draining fund to fast-track the rehabilitation of provinces heavily hit by typhoon "Yolanda."

This was after the Supreme Court, voting 14-0-1, yesterday declared unconstitutional the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund of congressmen and senators, and struck down as illegal provisions in two laws that which allow the President to use the Malampaya Fund and the President's Social Fund for purposes beyond the funds’ mandate.

Belmonte said he noticed the wordings “return to the coffers of the government,” referring to the PDAF which was subject of the temporary restraining order of the SC.

Power restored in
Negros Island: NGCP

Power has been fully restored in Negros Island as restoration work in the typhoon-damaged power facilities in the Visayas continues, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines yesterday said.

It said in a statement that Negros Island was fully re-energized as of Sunday, after the 57 toppled or affected lines of the Cadiz-San Carlos 69-kilovolt line and 69kV Silay-Victoria lines in the northern part of the island were repaired.

“NGCP is also simultaneously restoring lines and substations in other parts of the Visayas to meet the government’s deadline of December 24,” it said.

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