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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, October 19, 2013
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Button 11,682 running for brgy polls
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No quake damage to tourist spots
PHL airport terminal retains world's ‘worst' tags  

11,682 running for brgy polls

The Commission on Elections in Negros Oriental said 1,179 candidates for barangay captain and 10,503 for kagawad, or barangay council, have filed their certificates of candidacy for the October 28 elections.

In the Comelec records released yesterday, Dumaguete City, that has 30 barangays, has 62 candidates for barangay captain and 661 for kagawad.

In the first district, the number of those who filed for the positions of barangay captains and kagawads are as follows: Canlaon City, 21 and 212; Vallehermoso, 26 and 244; Guihulngan City, 69 and 634; La Libertad, 59 and 484; Jimalalud, 48 and 399; Tayasan, 62 and 492; Ayungon, 41 and 349; Bindoy 52 and 422 and Manjuyod, 59 and 487.

Buglasan Fest
costumes on display

At least 10 different Buglasan Festival of Festivals costumes will be on display at the Robinsons Place shopping mall in Dumaguete City starting today.

The activity, called Postura de Negros Oriental, will showcase the festival costumes of contingents from the towns and cities that have participated this year and in previous years in the Buglasan Festival held every October.

Raffy Duhaylungsod of the Negros Oriental Tourism Council said at least 10 groups are expected to participate in the Postura de Negros Oriental, that opens today and will run until Oct. 27.

No quake damage
to tourist spots

Despite the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that rocked Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental and Central Visayas Tuesday, an initial survey showed little or no damage to major tourist destinations in the province, the Provincial Tourism Office said.

Maritone Mascardo, OIC tourism officer, reported at Wednesday's meeting of the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council with heads of offices and other government line agencies, for an evaluation of damages from the earthquake.

The meeting also assessed the destruction wrought by the floods that hit Bayawan City, Basay, Sta. Catalina and other areas of Negros Oriental on October 6.

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