The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
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Summer coolant in the heart of the city.These stakeholders for the next generation are seemingly not mindful of the hot election week, but they are all
enjoying the cool Olympic-size swim pool which the Capitol is opening for everybody to cool themselves this
summer. This is a daily swimming spree at the Capitol Aqua Pool with a very modest swimming fee for swim
lessons and scuba diving sessions.
The drug transhipments to Dumaguete are
getting bigger and bigger each day and most
enforcers seem to be one step behind. But
not this time.
A shabu shipment worth millions of pesos coming
from the Muntinlupa new Bilibid Prison drug distribution
center, would have been distributed and sold
to the streets of Dumaguete, had the shipment reached
its consignee, and if not for the timely police intervention.
The bagman from Bilibid prison failed to contact
a certain “Sam” as the consignee so the bagman named
“Gabriel” left it with a woman friend in Dumaguete
who had conscience (or fear) enough to alert the police
about this big drug shipment.
In the absence of the consignee, identified as a
certain “Sam”, the unidentified person who personally
brought the shipment from a certain “Gabriel” who
is based at the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP), left the
same to her...
In the not too distant past, time there was when
media had to conduct the so-called “operation
quick count” on election day in order to give
the people a blow by blow account of how the vote
counting went through the night in the precincts.
It was so fairly reliable at that time because
prominent people in civic clubs like the Lions Clubs
and Rotaries, and Amateur Radio clubs pluos media,
were pooling their resourcers just to get the most accurate
trending by midnight of election day.
Since there was only one citizens count although
less accurate compared to today, at least it
was honestly done, minus the hand of politics, and
all the citizens wanted was to release the unofficial
count to the public, just to estsablish the
TREND, and in order to abort any cheating by
other stakeholders, since the public already know
the trend from the citizens count. And in most elections,
the political parties dared not contradict the
citizens count because it was most reliable , it being
organized and funded by the civic sector ourselves.
Today, with the advent of cyber technology, and
satellite transmissions, the reverse became true. The
counting is automated, it adds up by itself, and instantly
transmits results to Manila Comelec central,
and within minutes, a national count is already released
nationwide. So much so that people are still manually
tallying municipal or city results, the Comelec
count going to and from Manila has now a running
sub-total, and a trend is already established before
midnight, a national trend, not just local.
That is how fast today’s technology is.
May 1 LABOR DAY today will be
the start of the final and homestretch
week for all candidates to air their final appeal to the voters for
their mandate. There are over 700 local
candidates here in Negros Oriental from
governor, congressmen, mayors and
This comes with a double significance
considering that this election
week focuses on the state of the Labor
force in the country. We join the Dept. of
Labor and Employment in marking this
significant occasion of LABOR DAY today.
What we lament is that while the DOLE
has laudable programs for the struggling
laborer, they do not have local statistics
of how DOLE has performed in terms of
actual employment and non-employment
even in this province.
In short, even for local consumption,
we want to know (and DOLE says it
doesn’t) what is the un-employment rate
in Negros Oriental? In Dumaguete? What
is the statistical effect of DOLE’s laudable
programs. No statistics at all to
show. How can that be?
ON ELECTION WEEK: So far we are
appreciative of the sobriety of our local
candidates because only their barkers
(with hardly any credibility at all) are
the noisiest yet in general our candidates
are conducting their campaign in
the most statesmanlike manner. It is
their barkers who are mud-slinging each
other, not the candidates, thank God!
Anyone, seeing the lifeless body of a murdered woman, her throat
slit, after the torture of gang rape, would be engulfed with horror
and pity, and an infinite sadness at her personal fate. But not a
presidential candidate, who said that the thought that came into his mind
was sexual – he should have had the privilege of raping her first...
I am formally bringing to your attention the alleged abusive conduct of
s o m e
5 or 6 PNP personnel under your command. They provided escort to a cer
tain Jay Mananquil, a personnel of the ENRD Division under the office of
Same sex marriage Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz, D.D. shares these thoughts
on Same Sex Marriage.
There is not, herein, the least
improper intention entertained,
much less any ill will promoted
to depreciate the unfairly called
“Third Sex”. Neither is there any
design to cast aspersion at either
FOOTSTEPS & FINGERPRINTS
Thank you Lord for the BCBP What a wonderful,
end! Jun and I
have just returned from
the 36th National Anniversary
of the BCBP, Brotherhood
of Christian Businessmen
and Professionals, held at
the IEC Pavillion in Cebu.
More than 5,400 BCBP...