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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, January 28, 2017
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DOLE's JobStart program to expand  

Nephew of suspended Tanjay
vice mayor nabbed for drugs
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE & JUDY F. PARTLOW

A scion of a prominent political family in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, was nabbed yesterday for alleged violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Joint elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, headed by Chief Inspector Julius Garcia, the Provincial Intelligence Branch, the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency searched the room of Kenneth Teves in Sta. Cruz Viejo, Barangay Palanas, Tanjay at about 4:45 p.m. yesterday following validated reports that he is involved in the illegal drug trade.

Kenneth's father, Steve Sr., is a former city councilor who lost in the recent mayoralty race. He is the nephew of Tanjay's suspended vice mayor Lawrence Teves, while his elder brother, Steve Jr., is the barangay captain of Palanas.

Traffic plan eyed to reduce
congestion in Dumaguete
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Councilor Alan Gel Cordova will propose to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo a new traffic scheme for Dumaguete City, aimed at reducing the number of conflict points of major streets that cause traffic jams by more than half.

Cordova, who is the chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Traffic and Transportation, presented before the SP the plan to revamp the entry and use of the city's 32 major intersections with the end view of drastically reducing the conflict points from 685 to just 238, seen as a major factor to ease traffic congestion in the downtown area.

He defines a conflict point to be an area where the flow of a certain vehicle intrudes or invades the space that should have been taken by another vehicle, a press release from the city said.

Group to launch
2nd Ocean Heroes Award
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Oceana will launch Monday in Cebu City its 2 nd Ocean Heroes Award to recognize stakeholders for their contribution to the protection of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape.

The awarding ceremony will be held June 8 during the World Oceans Day, a press release from Oceana said.

The environmental award is in recognition of members of the community who have consistently worked for the protection of the habitats and biodiversity in Tañon Strait and have inspired others to be an agent for change in effecting policies geared towards sustainable fisheries management in the protected seascape.

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