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LIKE APEC : this photo ops reminds some of the recently concluded APEC conference in Manila, this time, a joint goodwill visit of two sister cities of Dumaguete: the delegations from Alameda city in California USA and Jeongdong-gun city of South Korea. They both arrived to join in the city fiesta celebration last Wednesday
and the city’s charter anniversary Nov. 24.
Four major products manufactured in Negros Oriental are eyeing themselves to join the export
industry with its entry point through its sister city Alameda in California, U.S. whose mayor led
a delegation to develop cultural, education and business exchanges and opportunities.
Also here Nov. 23-
25 in time for the 67th
Charter Day Anniversary
were a l5-men and
women delegation from
Yeongdon-gun South Korea,
another sister city of
Dumaguete. They donated
100 computers and
several printers for city
These locally produced
for export are:
Muscovado Sugar for US
and Korean Market by the
Raw Brown Sugar Milling
Co of ATty Florian Alcantara; it is now being
marketed in Japan.
like Mango, Papaya,
Jackfruit, and water
melon by Orient Foods
Industries of the Sy Group
of Companies under
The Senate Electoral Tribunal’s decision upholding
Sen. Grace Poe’s natural-born status
could be reversed with the help of 12 remaining
associate Justices of the Supreme Court.
This is because the 5-4 decision in Poe’s favor
was handed down by 5 senator-members while the
SET’s three associate justices were outnumbered even
if there was Nancy Binay for the 4th vote.
In short the Supreme Court judges, namely,
Associate Justices Carpio, SET chairman; De
Castro and Brion decided on the basis of law while
the rest decided on the political merits of the case.
They have ten days to appeal and the unsavory
consequences of a reversal is that : Poe will be declared
a non-natural born , then will be disqualified ,
to run for president and consequently might not be able
to go back as senator after the elections. We hope it
will not happen.
Which brings us to the strong possibility of a
decision by Mayor Digong Duterte to make a run
for the presidency? Looks like Bongbong Marcos
might be his choice if not Sen. Cayetano.
The just-concluded APEC meeting of
14 countries comprising the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation hosted
by Manila for two days ended Thursday,
and for those who witnessed its activities
by nationwide television, it was itself
a display of a typical fiesta celebration
of sorts in the Philippines.
This is relevant for us Dumagueteños
because this week is fiesta week and we
even have foreign dignitaries as official
guests of the City.
Officially, nothing really concrete
was concluded at the APEC summit except
goodwill, friendship, and camaraderie
which otherwise should have lessened
political tensions that presently
beset the ASEAN region.
Nothing was achieved in the brewing
tension in the south China Sea even as
the US, China and Manila, w ere on one
table just exchanging pleasantries, just
airing sentiments without going down to
As Filipino hosts, even if we are just in far Negros island, we are proud our
country’s gesture of extending our brand
of hospitality which we are sure were not
present in those of our guests’ countries.
Toronto’s cardinal tells Synod... Let me share with you the
statement of Toronto Cardinal
Tollins during the Vatican
Synod of Family. Please understand
it very well.
As participants and
attendees at the
Vatican’s Synod on the Family seek greater
emphasis on “accompanying”...
FOOTSTEPS & FINGERPRINTS
If you can keep your head... We have all heard
ries and seen
pictures and videos of the
significant events happening
in the world today:
terrorist attacks in Paris
and elsewhere, drought
conditions, severe storms,
famine and hunger. We remember
Yolanda. And we