New Grab trike use


Dumaguete City has contemplated to adopt a modernized tricycle booking service as pro posed by Grab Trike premium as an alternative means of transportation in the city.

A private company is ready to partner with any financial institution to help interested tricycle drivers and operators own a Grab Trike unit that will serve as an alternative to the traditional means of transportation in Dumaguete City. Recently, Miguelito Jose, senior vicepresident of Autoitalia Philippines Enterprises, discussed the merits of the proposed Grab Trike Premium before an audience composed of officers of tricycle drivers and operators associations, Punong Barangays and City Officials. (By Jennifer C. Tilos)


Kontra Dengue caravan
By Roi Lomotan

The Department of Health (DOH), with the City Health Office (CHO) of Dumaguete, started its dengue prevention campaign this year with a Kontra Dengue Information Caravan held on May 24 at Barangay Candau-ay Covered Court.

DOH – Negros Oriental Provincial Officer Dr. Socrates Villamor and Dumaguete City Health Officer Dr. Sarah Talla are seeing a possible increase in the number of dengue cases this year based on the projected trend of the disease that is why there is a need to intensify the awareness campaign and take a unified action to prevent dengue. “Sa dengue, naay trend. Sa ikatlo ka tuig gikan sa duhang ubos, pataas ang kaso. Karon tuiga kinahanglan maghanda kita kay first quarter pa lang taas na ang mga kaso,” Dr. Talla told barangay officials who attended the information caravan.

BSP closes RB Guihulngan
By Jennifer C. Tilos

The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) ordered on May 23 the closure of the Rural Bank of Guihulngan.

In a press statement, BSP said it prohibited Rural Bank of Guihulngan Inc. single-unit rural bank in Negros Oriental, from doing business in the country through a resolution No. 754. The resolution also directed Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) as receiver to proceed with the takeover and liquidation of the rural bank. PDIC took over the bank on May 24. PDIC assured depositors that all valid deposits and claims shall be paid up to the maximum deposit insurance coverage of P500,000.

Ink water-deal MOA
By Jennifer C. Tilos

Dumaguete City government inks a Memoran dum of Agreement with PrimeWater to pro vide an adequate and stable supply of water for the city for the next 25 years.

According to City Public Information Officer Dems Demecillo, PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation is the newest player in town that will compete with the Dumaguete City Water District to supply water to thousands of households and establishments in the city. Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo signed the MOA in behalf of the city government while PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director for Business Development Caroline Cadelina signed for the water supplier in a rite witnessed by City Administrator Ricardo Gonzales Jr., Councilor Joe Kenneth Arbas, Romeo Malinis Sabater of PrimWater and the Punong Barangays of the city.