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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, October 1, 2013
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IN DUMAGUETE
Amendments eyed
in anti-plastics law

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Dumaguete City government plans to amend its anti-plastics ordinance that took effect August 2012 after noting observations that many business establishments continue to disregard it.

City Administrator William Ablong yesterday met with Environment and Natural Resources officer Rey Awayan, Solid Waste Management coordinator Armand Adanza and other local officials to review the loopholes in the ordinance.

One of these is a provision that requires a certification from an international scientific body as proof that the plastic bags used by business establishments are indeed biodegradable.

Cops seize guns,
‘shabu’ in raid
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

A suspected drug dealer was nabbed and several sachets of suspected shabu and unlicensed guns were seized from his house in Barangay Combado, Bacong town, Negros Oriental yesterday.

The police said they raided the house of Jorge Austero Solebio by virtue of a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 33 Presiding Judge Fe Lualhati Bustamante dated September25, 2013.

Recovered from the house were four big plastic sachets containing suspected shabu granules, P22,680 in cash believed to be proceeds from the illegal drugs operation, a .45 caliber pistol with live ammunition, and a .38 caliber pistol, also with live ammunition, police records show.

Energy advocacy drive up

The Department of Energy will hold a multi-sectoral advocacy campaign on the Downstream Oil Industry 8 a.m. tomorrow at the Bethel Guest House in Dumaguete, that is expected to be attended by local officials,dealers and retailers of liquefied petroleum products and liquefied petroleum gas.

Officials of the DOE central office in Manila and of the Central Visayas regional office are set tobrief LPP/LPG dealers and retailers on the rules and regulations in the business of retailing petroleum products and the role of local government units in the implementation and enforcement of these rules, a press release from the DOE said.

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