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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, September 9, 2013
Negros Oriental
ButtonSoldiers continue manhunt vs. NPAs
ButtonStalls available for Buglasan fest
31st GSP camp set

Soldiers continue
manhunt vs. NPAs

Army soldiers are still pursuing the suspected New People’s Army rebels, who left their four comrades behind after a series of encounters Friday in barangays Plagatasanon and Linantuyan, all in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

The four rebels, identified as Jessie Abing “alias Gamay”, 26 years old, of Brgy. Nasunggan, La Libertad, Thomas Isugan “alias Edel”, 19, and Ricardo Ricanillo, 37, of Brgys. Buenavista and Linantuyan, Guihulngan City, and Dandy Demerin, 18, of Brgy Camandag, La Castellana, Negros Occidental, were arrested by troopers of the 3rd Scout Ranger Company.

Brig Gen. Francisco Patrimonio, 302nd Infantry Brigade commander, said peace and order in the two barangays is now back to normal, although clearing operations are still ongoing.

Stalls available for Buglasan fest

Commercial booth spaces at the Capitol grounds and the SidlakangNegros Village are now available for rental for the Buglasan Festivalon October 11-20, the Negros Oriental Tourism Council said in a press release.

The booths are open to commercial, dry goods and corporate concessionaires, including the Negros Oriental Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants, to sell and display their products and services.

Rates for each type of booth in the Capitol area for the duration of the festival are P2,500 for fruit and food stands, P5,000 - small stalls; P7,500 - dry goods; and P25,000 - corporate.

31st GSP camp set

The 31stCouncil Junior, Senior, Cadet Encampment will be held by the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Negros Oriental and Siquijor Council on September 11-22 at the Camp Lily I. Gamo in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental.

The Council expects around 2,000 delegates, and Sibulan Mayor Manuel Diputado has pledged to provide five electricians to install lights at the campsite, enough water, an ambulance and a doctor to augment the medical team from the Provincial Health Office, a government press release said.

Negros Oriental Police acting director Alet Virtucio assured a round-the-clock security at the encampment, and the PHO will regularly spray the area to maintain sanitation, the press release said.

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