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DOTC VI Turns Over P2.2 M to Negros Occ. LGUs

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Regional Director Atty. Helen J. Catalbas of the Department of Tourism (DOT) turned over checks worth P2.2 million to the cities of Escalante, Sagay, La Carlota and Sipalay and the towns of Hinobaan, Pulupandan and San Enrique, intended for tourism projects at O’ Hotel in Bacolod City, yesterday.

TOURISM CHECKS. Dept. of Tourism 6 Regional Director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas (4th from right) with the representatives of various Negros Occidental LGUs who received GPB checks for tourism projects. In photo are (r-l) SP Member Karen Aguirre of La Carlota City, Provincial Tourism Officer Cristine Mansinares, Fatima Daiz of the DILG-Negros Occ., Federico Infante of Pulupandan, Mayor Ernesto Estrao of Hinobaan, Mayor Mario Magno of San Enrique, Vice Mayor Santiago Maravillas of Escalante City, Nancy Pestaño and Atty. John Orola.* (Capitol photo)

Negros Occ. Says No to Open Defecation

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Out of 522,760 households in the province only 79.22 percent have access to sanitary toilets leaving 20.70 percent or 108,650 households still having no access to sanitation.

This was learned during the recent first Provincial Sanitation Summit at the Nature’s Village Resort attended by close to 200 participants mostly government medical personnel and local officials.

2 Minors Die in Separate Mishaps

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Two minors were killed in separate vehicular accidents in Victorias City and La Castellana.

Police identified the victims as Roel Muyco, 16, of Victorias and Noel Seraspi, 11, of Hda. Conchita, Brgy. Sag-ang, La Castellana.

Muyco was dragged by his own motorcycle after he hit a rope tied to a carabao that accidentally crossed the highway at 6:00 AM Wednesday in Hda. Felisa 2 in Victorias.

He hit a hard object and passed out. He died at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital due to hemorrhage.

Yolanda Victims’ Foodstuff to Arrive in Cadiz

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The P600 million worth of foodstuff for typhoon Yolanda in northern Negros Occidental is set to directly arrive at the port of Cadiz City, Liane Garcia, the Negros Occidental Provincial Social Development officer, disclosed.

There are about 515,071 packs of foodstuff being stored at the Regional Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Iloilo City, she said.

It is part of the province’ allocations, she added.

Each foodstuff costs P1, 250 intended for families affected by Yolanda.

San Carlos Man Faces 2 Counts of Frustrated Murder; Another Wanted Person Falls

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San Carlos police authorities filed two counts of frustrated murder charges against a local for stabbing before the Assistant Prosecutors Office, Wednesday in the City.

Police identified the suspect as Alejandro Ortega, 22, of Don Juan Subd., Brgy. 2 in San Carlos City. He was nabbed for his alleged involvement in a stabbing incident last Monday in Brgy. 1 by responding mobile team.

The case was filed before the City Assistant Prosecutor Vincent P. Gracia. He is detained at San Carlos City Police Station.


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