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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, September 25, 2013
Negros Oriental
Button‘No dredging in Tanjay River until permits are complete’
ButtonMuslims laud Degamo
IP children join tour
KBP accreditation examinations held

‘No dredging in Tanjay River
until permits are complete’


The proposed massive dredging project in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, cannot begin yet unless all permits and documents are in order, Oscar Magallones, provincial chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said yesterday.

Magallones told members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tanjay City at their special session yesterday morning that dredging, quarrying and mining for mineral ores, whether large or small scale, must go through the proper procedures as required by law.

The project is being opposed by some residents in Tanjay, who expressed fear that the proposal to remove heavy siltation at the mouth of the Tanjay River, its estuaries and part of the adjacent coastline to prevent flooding is allegedly a cover-up for magnetite, or black sand mining.

Muslims laud Degamo

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo was commended recently by the Southern Philippines Muslim Development Association international organization for peace and development for his efforts in addressing peace, unity and development in the province.

The governor received the Peace and Humanitarian Award, was appointed global ambassador for peace and unity, and conferred the title Honorary Noble of the Royal Dynasty, by His Royal Highness, Datu Camad Ali, world founding chairman, president and chief executive officer of the association.

Degamo said he is happy that the effort of his administration in addressing issues and concerns for peace and development in the province was recognized by Muslims locally and abroad.*JFP

IP children join tour

The educational tour of the Philippine Army based in Negros Oriental benefited 51 pupils of Sitio Cantombol Elementary School in Barangay Canggohob, Mabinay town in the province recently, a press release from the Army said.

The pupils, who are children of indigenous peoples of Negros, were toured around historical landmarks and major institutions in Dumaguete City, and in a mall where they were given food and access to the gaming section, the press release also said.

Members of the Anti-Child Labor Council also held a lecture and informed the pupils of their rights, and the forms of child labor and abuse.

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