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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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P36M oxygen facility
construction to start
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

An oxygen generating plant, worth P36 million, will soon rise inside the compound of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete City, and its completion is expected in time for the full operation of the Central Block Building in March, Gov. Roel Degamo said yesterday.

Present during the groundbreaking ceremony for the plant's construction were NOPH head, Dr. Henrissa Calumpang, provincial engineer Franco Alpuerto, and Board Member Erwin Michael Macias, whose late father started the construction of the CBB.

Degamo said he continues dreaming for the betterment of Negrosanons, especially the poor who cannot afford to stay in private hospitals. His first dream was to complete the Central Block building, which is the brainchild of the late governor, Emilio Macias II.

Bishop calls for halt to
political mudslinging
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & JUANCHO GALLARDE

Bishop Julito Cortes of the Diocese of Dumaguete appealed yesterday to the public to minimize mudslinging as the election fever heats up, with the campaign period for national candidates ongoing.

He sounded off his call during the briefing conference of the Diocesan Electoral Board at the Marian Priests' Center at the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral compound in Dumaguete City.

Mudslinging and other forms of political propaganda that would hurt the other candidates to promote one's self or a person's candidacy are becoming rife in this election season, he lamented..

Comelec supervisor lauds DEB
BY CARLA GOMEZ

The Commission on Elections along with the Philippine National Police and the Army, are determining whether there are areas in Negros Occidental, including Candoni and Isabela, that should be placed under the election watchlist, Negros Occidental acting election supervisor Ian Lee Ananoria said yesterday.

Meanwhile, the police in Negros Occidental are “hoping and praying” that they will be exempted from the Comelec gun ban and be allowed to carry firearms even while in civilian clothes, Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director, said.

All policemen are entitled to that if they file for exemptions, he said, noting that they are soft targets for criminals and rebels.

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