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NEGROS ORIENTAL HEALTH CARE A PRIORITY — DEGAMO

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo is prioritizing health care and other related sectors in the province’s three-year plan. In his talk at the opening of the province’s Executive-Legislative Agenda planning workshop, Degamo spoke of his flagship program, HELP. HELP stands for Health, Education, Livelihood, Programs, and Projects for Peace and Development, which will be the […]

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NEGROS ORIENTAL TO BUILD HOMES FOR EX-NPA REBELS

Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves announced the provincial government is set to build 143 socialized housing units for surrendered members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) on a government property in Basay town. Teves said they allocated P20 million this year for these facilities to be built by Kawayan Collective, […]

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NEGROS ORIENTAL EYES MONTESSORI DAYCARE EDUCATION

Negros Oriental Gov. Pryde Henry Teves is looking at improving and expanding the Early Childhood Development Program in the province through the adoption of the Montessori learning system for daycare pupils. Capitol information officer-designate Oliver Lemence said Teves initially identified some areas for the proposed expanded daycare program to be done in coordination with the […]

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TEVES TAPS MORE NEGROS ORIENTAL FOREST RANGERS

Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves has increased the number of forest rangers or “Bantay Lasang” to support his administration’s efforts in stepping up biodiversity conservation and the protection of the environment. Teves hired 51 additional forest rangers and absorbed and re-hired five other existing ones from the previous administration to enforce laws related to […]

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KEEP NEGROS ORIENTAL BIRD FLU-FREE – PANGILINAN

Vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan said he supports the proposal of the Negros Oriental provincial government to ban the entry of poultry and related products from Luzon to prevent the avian influenza spread in the province. In an interview with a local radio station, Pangilinan said measures to prevent the entry of avian influenza, also […]

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GABALDON SCHOOL BUILDING ENDURED ‘ODETTE’ – DEPED

After the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, Education Secretary Leonor Briones highlighted the durability of a school building in Gabaldon, Negros Oriental. “As we visited schools affected by the typhoon, I was really impressed by how resilient Gabaldon school buildings are. This goes to show that these facilities can endure any type of calamities,” Briones noted. “This […]

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VALENCIA IMPOSES 4-DAY FIESTA LOCKDOWN – TEVES

The municipality of Valencia in Negros Oriental will be imposing a four-day lockdown in time for its annual fiesta celebration to stymie the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The lockdown will be from Oct. 11-14, as embodied in Executive Order No. 29, series of 2021, signed by Mayor Edgar Teves. Valencia celebrates its fiesta […]

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DEPED LAUDS N. ORIENTAL CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION

Citing Negros Oriental’s tradition of producing brilliant students and competent educators, Secretary of Education Leonor Briones paid tribute to its contributions to education during her virtual visit to the province. “For such a small island, for such a small province, the magnitude of our contribution to education has been very immense,” Briones said. “Very small […]

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PROBERS IN DUMAGUETE RADIOMAN SLAY THREATENED, INTIMIDATED – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has expressed alarm over reports that investigators tasked to probe the recent killing of Dumaguete City-based radio anchor Cornelio “Rex” Pepino are being threatened and intimidated by some individuals in Negros Oriental. PTFoMS Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, said his office has been receiving regular updates […]