The Diocesan Electoral Board (DEB) in Negros Oriental has scheduled series of candidates’ fora from April 5 to May 3 for his year’s synchronized May 13 national and local elections.
All fora set by DEB would be an ‘out-door candidates forum’ or at the public plaza with a live coverage over DYWC as the anchor radio station and the rest of Negros Oriental radio stations are urged to hook up. The opening salvo was held on April 5 at Quezon Park, Dumaguete City. Other scheduled dates include April 10 for Dumaguete City mayoral and vice-mayoral candidates at Quezon Park, Dumaguete City; April 22 – 1st district congressional representative, gubernatorial, vice-gubernatorial, & Provincial Board in Jimalalud; on April 26- 3rd district congressional representative, gubernatorial, vice-gubernatorial, and provincial board to be held in Siaton and on April 29, the 14 candidates for provincial board 2nd district in Dumaguete City. (By Jennifer C. Tilos)
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DEB sets parish election volunteers’ training
By Roi Lomotan
The Diocesan Electoral Board (DEB) of the Diocese of Dumaguete spearheaded training for church volunteers who will serve on the May National and Local Elections.
The training was held on April 9 would be at the Marian Priests’ Centre inside the Cathedral Compound. The training is intended for parish coordinators, poll watcher trainers, and logistics head of every parish and chapel that are under the supervision of the Diocese. After this, each parish will conduct its own echo seminar in May 1 or May 4 to relay the main points discussed in the training to their fellow election volunteers.
Guihulngan residents denounce NPA atrocities
By Jennifer C. Tilos
More than 200 local residents staged an indignation rally recently condemning the attack by the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) on a civilian and CAFGU member in Brgy. Trinidad, Guihulngan City.
The anti-NPA rally was led by Punong Barangay of Brgy. Trinidad and President of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) Melbourne Bustamante of Guihulngan City who brought their placards denouncing the NPA’s attack and killing of an innocent civilian and CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) member in said barangay. According to Civil Military Officer Capt. Oliver Usog of 94th IB, the protesters burned the two flags of CPP-NPA to show their sentiments to denounce the continuing violence and terroristic acts involving NPA rebel group.
DOE Steers Power Industries to Work Together for the Summer Months
Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has been closely coordinating with the power industry players to address the growing demand and the thinning of power reserves for the summer months.
“The entire energy family should take a pro-active approach towards securing our power supply, especially since it is both summer and election season,” Sec. Cusi said. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines, Manila Electric Company (Meralco), and the DOE agreed that the power situation should be closely monitored given supply level adjustments brought about by increasing demand and the forced outages of power plants.