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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesThursday, October 31, 2013
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‘Pink Room' opens
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Dumaguete Comelec names
winners in barangay polls
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

The Commission on Elections in Dumaguete City yesterday announced the winners in the barangay polls held Monday, that was generally peaceful police assessment showed.

For barangay captain, the winners are Vincent Perigua for Brgy. Bagacay, Pedro Zuniega – Poblacion 2, Raul Bana – Banilad, Efren Teves – Bantayan, Leonil Banogon – Bunao, Ramil Cornelia – Pulantubig, Greg Oira – Candau-ay, Ricardo Valencia – Mangnao, Nelson Ablir – Poblacion 5, Bernardo Sun Jr. – Poblacion 6, and Tomasa Amor – Piapi.

The list of other winners has to be finalized yet.

PATRIMONIO SAYS
Soldiers' election duty
part of AFP's IPSP
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Brig. Gen. Francisco Patrimonio, commander of the 302 nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army based in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, said the election duty of soldiers in the barangay polls Monday was complementary to the Internal Peace and Security Plan of the national government.

He said the two activities are not independent of each other, and the role of the Army in the barangay elections was primarily to secure areas affected by the insurgency problem.

More than 1,000 troops were deployed in the Election Watchlist Areas in Guihulngan City, Sta. Catalina, Siaton and Brgy. Dobdob, Valencia in Negros Oriental, and in the critical areas of the fifth district of Negros Occidental, that is under the jurisdiction of the 302 nd Brigade, he said.
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‘Pink Room' opens
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Dumaguete City government and the Consuelo Foundation yesterday launched the Child Protection Unit as part of the city's Child Protection and Intervention Network to avoid having victims of child abuse come down with multi-trauma syndrome.

The CPU, or the Pink Room, is designed to lessen the trauma of abused children, especially rape victims, by providing a private venue for a one time multi-disciplinary intervention and interviews by concerned authorities.

Dauzeen Mercado, CAPIN project coordinator, said the Foundation requires the city to provide counterpart to the facility and a multi-disciplinary team to handle cases of child abuse, composed of a social worker, a policewoman from the Women's and Children's Concerns Desk and a doctor from the City Health Office.

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