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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, October 22, 2013
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ButtonPakol Fest of Sta. Catalina wins 2013 Buglasan crown
ButtonDumaguete bishop to be installed Dec 5
13 Vietnamese arrested over sea turtles
SU donates motorcycles for city cops

Pakol Fest of Sta. Catalina
wins 2013 Buglasan crown

The Pakol Festival of Sta. Catalina town bested five contingents and won the 2013 championship trophy in the Buglasan Festival of Festivals of Negros Oriental that ended Sunday.

Hambabalud Festival of Jimalalud and the Tawo-Tawo Festival of Bayawan City won the second and third places, respectively.

Other awards were Best ID Arch, Ayuquitan Festival of San Jose; Best Costume Contingent and Best in Street Dance, Tawo-Tawo Festival; Best in Choreography, Pakol Festival; and Best Drum Corps, Hambabalud Festival.

Dumaguete bishop to
be installed Dec 5


The installation of Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Julito Cortes as bishop of the Diocese of Dumaguete will be held 9 a.m. December 5 at the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in Dumaguete City.

Cebu Metropolitan Archbishop Jose Palma is expected to officiate in the ceremony and Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal will deliver the homily.

Msgr. Julius Heruela, rector of the St Catherine Cathedral, said Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, and around 40 archbishops and bishops and 100 priests from across the country are expected to attend the installation.

13 Vietnamese arrested
over sea turtles

PUERTO PRINCESA – Thirteen Vietnamese fishermen were arrested after being found in Philippine waters with a haul of protected sea turtles, police said yesterday.

The fishermen were caught on Friday off the western Philippine island of Palawan, in waters near the South China Sea where authorities say foreign poaching of endangered or protected species has become a major problem.

“Upon initial inspection, it was found out that the said foreign fishing vessel is loaded with undetermined (number of) pieces of dead sea turtles," said Benigno Caabay, a station officer at the Palawan police provincial headquarters, quoting an official report.

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