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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The 2,400 tricycles operating in Dumaguete
are back in the streets now.Mayor Manuel
Sagarbarria was at the forefront pacifying
the strikers even as he favors a new ordinance
for a compromise minimum fare for
tricycles. In photo below are Ed Lazaro, Piston
group head and Cecil Yucor, Fedumcoda
president who told DYEMfm BAI RADIO
CROSSTALK that they always will abide by
Negros Oriental State University President Dr. Don Vicente C. Real was
slapped with an additional 90-day preventive suspension January 21,
just one day before he was to resume office following the expiry of his
previous suspension from a separate case.
This time the new suspension is
due to the report of the Solicitor General
which was the basis of the Board of
Regents of NORSU to find a prima facie
case against Dr. Real which stemmed
from his failure to secure BOR’s approval
for the bidding of the P10Million
major repair project of the HM building.”
Seven of the eleven-member
Board of Regents signed Resolution No.
29 series of 2015 imposing the suspension
on Dr. Real for the alleged “public
bidding and illegal release of P 10 million
to VESA Engineering and Construction
for the repair of the Home Management
Food Technology Building
without the approval and authority of the
Board of Regents.”
The new suspension order is independent
from that which expired on Jan. 22...
The unwelcome ten-hour sit-down strike of about 3000
tricycles in Dumaguete last Wednesday would not
have been, if not for our own corrupt system, and
Corrupt system because many unqualified drivers
who ought to be driving push-carts instead of tricycles
have been allowed by government to be granted
licenses and even granted franchises to operate tricycles.
We bet our balls that if all 3000 tricycle driver were
to take a random examination for road and driving
rules, we doubt if even half of them will pass the test.
Many will fail because they simply lack the knowledge
of road and driving rules and yet they are on
the road. Why?
The boom and doom of our tourism industry has
partly to do with arrogant and ignorant drivers who
simply treat passengers with untold manners of unkindness,
arrogance and discourtesy. We are driving
our tourists away because of these arrogant and ignorant
drivers whom government has allowed to operate
through the years.
If this is not a contamination of the
Pope-fever which has spread all
over the country, then what is?
The Diocese of Dumaguete and
Silliman University two dominant
catholic and protestant institutions of
Negros island have just forged an
agreement to co-manage a novel
project, which many past Christian
institutions may have not done. Both
institutions have agreed to hold a joint
inter-faith concert: the formation of a
system that will raise funds to take
care of retired, ailing, old, sick priests
and pastors who all their lives have
ministered and taken care of the spiritual
needs of their respective flocks
as good shepherds. Now in old age,
these ministers of God need our help.
Not only that the common fund
raised by these two institutions will
fund joint undertakings that espouse
the common social advocacies of both
the Diocese and the University.
Thanks to their two great leaders
Bishop Julito Cortes, diocesan head;
and Dr. Ben Malayang III Silliman U
president, who are spearheading the
project called “Amore at Servire, a
Benefit Concert.” (For Love and Service)
Usapang PopDev After having been postponed because of typhoon Ruby
last December, the first Social NetWorth Series for 2015
will push through this Monday, January 26 at Silliman University
spearheaded by the Mulat Pinoy-Kabataan News Network (MPKNN)
of Probe Productions, Inc. The half-day forum...
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