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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, July 30, 2016
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IN DUMAGUETE
6 meted life for drugs
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Six persons were each meted life imprisonment yesterday for violating provisions of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in Dumaguete City in 2014.

Regional Trial Court Branch 30 Presiding Judge Rafael Crescencio Tan Jr. sentenced to life imprisonment Eddie Tinapay, Kurt Dylan Toralde, Remondo Pardo, Nestor Bulabos, Malyn Ceriales, and Edwin Valienta, for unlawfully and knowingly selling and delivering shabu to police-poseur buyers in anti-drugs operations in 2014 in Dumaguete.

Tan also ordered each one of them to pay a fine of P500,000.

Remollo assures transparency,
welcomes Duterte's FOI order
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo yesterday assured transparency in his administration as he welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Freedom of Information executive order.

Remollo, a lawyer, who supported Duterte's bid for the presidency, stressed that there should be guidelines in place to put in order the requests for and subsequent releases of government documents.

He said he welcomes and supports the FOI order of the President, saying, “there is nothing to hide”.

Silliman students
say no to hazing
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

About 150 students from fraternities and sororities at Silliman University in Dumaguete City have vowed to guard their organizations against hazing in a forum held early this week, and graced by a father whose son died after going through violent initiation rites.

“We have to make hazing stop because it is the devil who feeds this tradition into our minds, thinking that it's a test of loyalty,” Aurelio Servando of Bacolod City said in a press release from Silliman.

Servando lost his son, Guillo Cesar, to hazing in 2014. His 18-year-old son was a student at the College of St. Benilde. He died in the hands of some fraternity members of Alpha Kappa Rho after going through initiation rites.

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