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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Negros Oriental
Button Buglasan drag race stopped, 13 m'cycles seized
Button ‘Missing' bulletproof vests returned to donor: solon
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Science, technology workshop tomorrow    

Buglasan drag race
stopped, 13 m'cycles seized

The Negros Oriental Highway Patrol Group, headed by Senior Inspector Robelito Mariano, and assisted by the Dumaguete police, led by Supt. Jovito Atanacio, rounded up more than a dozen drag racers due to complaints from residents for blocking the main road to their homes Saturday and for conducting a race without proper permits.

Mariano said the organizers claimed they have the permit for the event as part of the sports activities during the Buglasan Festival, but could not present it when asked during a confrontation with them at the drag race site behind the Negros Oriental State University Bajumpandan campus in Dumaguete City.

The 13 motorcycles were brought to the HPG headquarters, including one turned over by the Bacong police for proper documentation. Initial investigation showed most of the motorcycles have inconsistent entries, some of them have no engine and chassis number, no registration, and incomplete accessories, among others.

‘Missing' bulletproof vests
returned to donor: solon

Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria, (Neg. Or., 2 nd District), who is former mayor of Dumaguete City, has written the Sangguniang Panlungsod, and said there was never any donation of bulletproof vests to the city government that was intended for the local police.

In fact, these items were returned to the donor because the donation was not consummated in the absence of a deed of donation, he said in reply to an SP letter sent to him Sept. 28 on the alleged donation.

In his letter dated Oct. 17 and addressed to SP Secretary Arthur Fran Tolcidas, Sagarbarria said the donor, Peping Gorospe, “was supposed to donate six and not 14 bulletproof vests to the city but the same did not materialize because until this very day, the corresponding deed of donation has not been executed”.

Science, technology
workshop tomorrow
BY RENE GENOVE

The United States Agency for International Development Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development will conduct a workshop on “Science and Technology Solutions to Local Problems through Industry-Academe Linkages” tomorrow in Dumaguete City.

It aims to define innovative solutions and technical needs that are of interest to industries and local governments in Dumaguete and neighboring towns.

The activity will also explore the growing emphasis on the importance of innovation in local communities to solve development challenges, a press release from organizers said.

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