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  Feeding the Future. Conceptualizer and pioneer implementer of the public school-based feeding program by Herminio G. Teves, said his vision has now become a legacy in pursuing basic education. (school children taking lunch)  
 
 
  OCTOBER 12, 2014 EDITION  
   
   

 
      Drugs board oppose legalized marijuana    


Call it parochial or conservative, but the anti- illegal drug enforcers in Dumaguete oppose the use of legalized medical and recreational marijuana because our underdeveloped third world country the Philippines is not yet ready to accept legalized marijuana since this is still being deliberated in the halls of oCongress.

This was the assessment of Dangerous DrugsBoard undersecretary Ben Reyes who officiated the recently concluded anti-drug summit in Dumaguete initiated by the Rotary Club South of Dumaguete and the city government.

The DDB usec said legalizing cannabis or (medical) marijuana is not feasible in this country (yet) unless the law RA 9165 is amended; and that it has an approved medical and recreational use by the Food and Drugs Administration.

Under RA 9165, marijuana is still considered as prohibited drugs, and has no medical use, highly addictive, and it carries a stiff penalty for viloators even possessors.

Reyes said legalizing marijuana will only complicate the existing drug menace faced by the country today. He told participants to the anti-drug prevention and control summit jointly conducted....
 
   
     
 
       
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Veteran Legislator retired Rep. Meniong Teves clarified that he is not withdrawing from the 3rd district congressional race. What he told reporters was that he was looking for a younger and righteous leader who is willing to take his place if any. Until now nobody has volunteered, so Meniong says he will continue his congressional bid.

Looks like there might be as third force in the mayoralty race in Dumaguete in the person of council woman Lani Ramon who claims she has the support of the women, and young adults. How can you beat that, says Tony Rems and VM Woody Maquiling who are early bird runners the coveted city hall turf.

The dept of interior has announced that it will launch anytime, a massive lifestyle check on all its top ranking police officers from the chief PNP to the national, regional and provincial commanders. What took them so long? But will they find anything at all?
 
   
   


   
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The Dept of Education is launching nationwide on Oct. l5, Wednesday, the multi-billion peso National School-Based-Feeding Program, which is credited to be originally conceptualized by veteran legislator retired Congressman Herminio G. Teves.

Negros Oriental division of public schools alone has received P20Million for the feeding program not to mention the own budgets for the schools division in the five component cities. Nationwide, this schoolbased feeding program is costing billions to the government just to serve nutritious lunch to millions of elementary school children starting from kindergarten.
 
   
   


         
FAITH  
"When we walk
humbly with our God,
He accomplishes what
we cannot."
 
   


   
 
   


   
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This letter is in comment to the column under “Expat Forum” in the Negros Chronicle, of October, 2014. I generally find here informative and helpful advice regarding financial and legal matter for expat in the Dumaguete area. I was taken aback, then, to read on October 5 a lengthy diatribe copies word for word from an outfit called “The Tax Foundation” directed at US politics with a distinct Tea party slant. This column can also be found verbatim under Ronpaulforum.com...
 
     
   



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