UAAP IN THE OPEN. Rugby sniffers are seen at Lacson Street in Bacolod City despite efforts by the authorities to round them up* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

DENR-NIR director relieved

Negros Island Regional Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Al Orolfo, was relieved from his office and reassigned to the Office of the Undersecretary for Field Operations and Staff Bureaus effective this week.

The regional director, who has been in the office for one year and four months, was reassigned after Special Order No. 2017-359 was issued, designating Livino Duran as the OIC regional director for NIR.

In an interview, Orolfo said they received the S.O. yesterday morning and he will leave the office on Friday. .moremoremore

25 Bar passers from UNO-R, USLS

Twenty-five law graduates from two Bacolod City universities passed the 2016 Philippine Bar Examinations, the results of which were announced by the Supreme Court, yesterday.

The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos had 13 passers while the University of St. La Salle had 12.

Those who passed from UNO-R were John Mark Camalon, Jose Maria Doza, Nicolie Diapen, Joselle Lea Geopano, Racel Malalu-An, Marianne Therese Malan, Russel Marvin Olado, Ray Parreñas Jr., Eljun Rico, Gabriel Sinco, Jonna Sorallo, Hannah Leah Tañoso, and Analie Villa, John Paolo Villasor, dean of the UNO-R School of Law, announced yesterday. moremoremore


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3 Silliman graduates in
top 10 of Bar exams

Alanna Gayle Ashley Khio, Marie Chielo Ybio, and Andrew Stephen Liu of the Silliman University College of Law Batch 2016 clinched the second, ninth, and tenth place, respectively, in the November 2016 Bar Examinations.

SU Law produced 19 new lawyers, and the names of the successful examinees were released by the Supreme Court yesterday, a press release posted on the Silliman website said.

It added that 14 out of the 16 first-time takers passed, giving SU Law an 87.5 percent passing rate, against the 59 percent national passing rate.