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Dumaguete City, Philippines Friday, September 23, 2016
Negros Oriental
Button ĎArmy, NPA ceasefire holding'
Button Dumaguete SP looking for missing bulletproof vests
Movement for change launched in Negros    

ĎArmy, NPA ceasefire holding'

The unilateral ceasefires being observed by the Philippine Army and the communist New People's Army appear to be holding, in the absence of clashes and insurgency-related incidents, as of this time.

Col. Francisco Delfin, commander of the 303 rd Infantry Brigade, that has jurisdiction of the Negros Island, said yesterday that they have not monitored any violation almost a month after the indefinite ceasefire was declared by the government and the CPP-NPA.

But Delfin said they have monitored movements of some NPA rebels, although in small formations. But there was no consolidation of rebel forces, he added.

Dumaguete SP looking for
missing bulletproof vests

The search for the missing bulletproof vests in Dumaguete continues with admissions from resource persons that they landed at the Office of the City Mayor, during the time of then mayor and now Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria (Neg. Or. 2 nd District).

In yesterday's regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod,  Supt. Jovito Atanacio, city police chief, was grilled for almost two hours by councilors whose purpose was to determine the whereabouts of the missing vests because the police badly need those in their anti-criminality campaign, especially against illegal drugs.

Councilor Michael Bandal, chairman of the SP Blue Ribbon Committee, presented evidences that, indeed, the vests were turned over by Elsie Lee to Sagarbarria in the presence of Atanacio and Senior Insp. Philippedes Sillero, and that of members of the press covering the turnover.

Movement for change
launched in Negros

Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago was in Negros Oriental yesterday for the launching of the Kabataan Para sa Pagbabago national youth movement for change.

She enjoined the youth to launch forum discussions about pressing issues in the country with regards to education, human rights, and peace.

She also called on them to be active in spearheading activities for the youth in their schools and universities, in connection with the launching of the movement in preparation for the national day of action.

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