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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, May 16, 2014
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133 TB cases noted
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

The Tuberculosis-Directly Observed Treatment short course department in Dumaguete City said yesterday that there are 133 TB patients since January to date, and the number is expected to increase.

The office is urging patients and their families to religiously follow the treatment schedules since TB is curable. In 2009, it recorded 216 cases, 228 in 2010, 311 cases in 2011, and 331 in 2012. Last year, 340 cases were noted, with several other patients still undergoing treatment, records show.

Letecia Flores, TB-DOTS in charge in Dumaguete City, also confirmed the presence of two residents in Dumaguete with category 4 TB, or Multi-Drug Resistant patients.

SU supporting tuition
increase application

Silliman University in Dumaguete City said it supports the application for tuition increase of various private schools, but announced that it will not hike its fees for school year 2014-2015.

In a statement he issued, SU president Ben Malayang III said, “W e believe that the adjustments are extremely needed to improve the quality of education they offer. This is also considering that, unlike public schools, the educational services of private schools are financed mainly from tuition (and other school) fees”.

“We believe that the need for the adjustments have been carefully considered by the schools as being critical to the welfare and well-being of the students, their parents, the faculty and staff, and potential employers, who seek good Filipino graduates to help them move our economy and society,” he added.

Registrars' convention
May 19-23

The Philippine Association of Civil Registrars will hold its 2 nd  Biennial National Convention on May 19-23, at the Negros Oriental Provincial Convention Center in Dumaguete City.

The event, on the theme, “Sustaining Synergy Among Civil Registration Partners For A Bright Future”, is in cooperation with the National Statistics Office, civil registrars, local government units, and non-government organizations.

City Local Government head Rupeta Baguasan said the convention encourages participants to contribute insights, experiences, technologies, expertise and wisdom to help improve the civil registration in the Philippines.

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