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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, January 25, 2014
Negros Oriental
ButtonSilliman hospital to be upgraded
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‘Kasambahay’ list-up Sunday in Dumaguete
Briton meted death for blasphemy
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Silliman hospital to be upgraded

The Silliman University Medical Center Foundation Inc. in Dumaguete City will be upgraded from a 150-bed capacity to 300, its president and administrator, Roberto Montebon, said.

During the induction of the new officers of the center’s Women’s Auxiliary, Lea Bromo of SUMCFI-WA said that a Pediatric Ward will be established at the main building, and additional structures will be constructed within two years, Bromo said.

The Pediatric Ward is the brainchild of Dr. Purificacion Florendo, who founded the Women’s Auxiliary in 1955, she said.

3 ‘drug dealers’ apprehended


Three suspected shabu dealers were arrested in buy-bust operations in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Thursday.

Police said Anthony Palanca Tio was nabbed at around 6:10 p.m., when he and his companion, identified as Lydio Lim, sold two transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, with total estimated street value of P20,000, to an undercover agent.

Lim was able to flee with the marked money, but Tio was detained at the city jail pending the filing of charges against him and Lim.

‘Kasambahay’ list-up
Sunday in Dumaguete


The Department of Labor and Employment in Negros Oriental will hold a “Kasambahay Day” for domestic workers at the Quezon Park in Dumaguete City tomorrow.

DOLE provincial director Vivencio Lagahid Sr. yesterday requested Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria to encourage city government employees to enroll their “kasambahays”, or house helpers, for mandatory benefits from the Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and the Home Development Mutual Fund.

This is pursuant to Republic Act 10361, or the Domestic Workers Act, signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III January 18, 2013, that entitles domestic workers to benefits, such as minimum wage, work leaves with pay, and enrollment in the insurance programs of the government.

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