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Dumaguete City, Philippines Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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ButtonMissing American, Negrense GF found dead in Palawan
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Silliman top performer in teachers’ education

Missing American, Negrense
GF found dead in Palawan


The bodies of a United States citizen and his Filipina girlfriend from Siaton, Negros Oriental, who went missing at sea with four other male companions, were found over the weekend in Barangay Mangsee, Balabac in Palawan.

A report from the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office confirmed that the two cadavers found on board a motor banca at the seashore of Barangay Mangsee, Balabac, were those of Bradley Jay Fugate, 44, of California, U.S.A., and Cristina Tamondog Andig, 19, of Barangay Maloh in Siaton, Negros Oriental.

Senor Supt. Reynold Andot, deputy provincial police director for operations, said Monday that they received a radio message from the Balabac Municipal Police Station about the discovery of the two persons missing since February 13.

PHL Army supports
kids’ educational tour


Soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, based in Siaton, Negros Oriental, supported another “lakbay-aral (educational tour)” for grade school pupils from Sta. Catalina town in the province.

Sixty-seven grades 4, 5 and 6 pupils of Banlas Elementary School in Sitio Banlas, Barangay Milagrosa in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, accompanied by seven teachers, four barangay officials, two PTA officers and one lay minister, visited various places in Dumaguete as part of the “lakbay-aral”.

The activity is regularly undertaken to widen their horizon and help them create a positive outlook towards life by exposing them to other people, places and events/activities outside their confined and isolated community, a press release from the Battalion said Monday.

Silliman top performer
in teachers’ education

Silliman University in Dumaguete City was listed among the country’s best performing Teacher Education Institutions by the Philippine Business for Education recently, a press release from the school said.

PBEd identified 12 top schools in the Philippines, with an 80 percent passing rate for both elementary and secondary Licensure Examination for Teachers from 2009 to 2014. TEIs were divided into categories based on the number of first-time takers, such as category A with 1,000 and above, category B (500-999), and category C (250-499), the press release also said.

Silliman ranked first under category C, and registered the highest average test-taker passing rate for the Visayas region at 90 percent.

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