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Dumaguete City, Philippines Tuesday, October 3, 2017

 

Anti-insurgency operations
in Negros Oriental boosted
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Police Regional Office 7 is starting to pour in more combat-trained troops to Negros Oriental to beef up its anti-insurgency operations in the province.

PRO-7 director, Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino, announced the deployment of one platoon from the Regional Public Safety Battalion 7 during the regular flag-raising activity of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office at Camp Fernandez in Sibulan town, yesterday.

He said in an interview that the move is just the first step towards securing the province from the threat posed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army.

Man kills brother in
fight over lease

A man hacked dead his brother over a land lease dispute in Sitio Anahaw, Barangay Milagrosa, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, Saturday.

Pacifico Ramirez, 79, of Purok 3 in Barangay Manalongon, Sta. Catalina, died on the spot after he was hacked by his younger brother, Eduardo, 62, of Sitio Anahaw, the police said.

Initial investigation by the police showed that at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, the brothers were having an argument regarding the lease of the land, and the victim allegedly challenged the suspect to a bolo fight. .

Geothermal video
contest entry extended

Application to the video contest promoting geothermal energy, dubbed “Sa Geothermal, May Forever”, was extended until Friday to give Negrense filmmakers ample time to submit their entries.

Ma. Esther Espina, communications consultant of the Energy Development Corporation, yesterday said that professional or amateur filmmakers in Negros Island are encouraged to join the first-ever video contest on geothermal energy.

This is one of EDC's many projects promoting clean and renewable energy, specifically geothermal energy, which she described as “the only form of renewable energy that provides clean, uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, seven days a week, rain or shine."

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