DOST recognizes scholars with latin honors


The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here has honored 24 Negros Oriental DOST scholars who graduated with latin honors, including seven Summa Cum Laudes, nine Magna Cum Laudes and Eight Cum Laudes.

They were recognized during the 2019 DOST Scholars Exit Conference on March 30 held at Foundation University (FU), Dumaguete City. A total of 115 DOST Scholar-graduates from Silliman University, Negros Oriental State University campuses, FU, Maxino College and Asian College attended the event. During the exit conference, the scholar graduates were reminded of their service obligation, Science &Technology career opportunities and DOST-SEI Graduate Scholarships. (By Jennifer C. Tilos)


Canlaon residents benefit from outreach prog for peace
By Jennifer C. Tilos

A total of 636 residents in Canlaon City benefited from the medical and dental outreach program and other government services jointly conducted by the Philippine Army’s 302nd Infantry Brigade and the Philippine National Police (PNP) April 13 at Brgy. Panubigan Gym, Canlaon City.

Brig. Gen. Ignacio Madriaga, commander of the 302nd IB, said as a continuing program, this activity intends to deliver free health services to the constituents of Canlaon especially those who need medical attention. Bringing the government services and programs closer to the people counteracts the deception of the CPP-NPAs who promised to help the barangay residents, the army officer said. PNP reported that during the medical outreach, some 227 individuals have availed of free medical consultation.

PNP urges DEB volunteers to coordinate for security
By Roi Lomotan

The Philippine National Police (PNP)-Negros Oriental has encouraged Parish Election Volunteers (PEVs) to coordinate and register with their respective police stations to ensure their safety on Election Day.

PMaj. Jul Jamiri, chief of the PNP Provincial Election Monitoring Action Center (PEMAC) clarified that the PNP wants to make sure that DEB will not be used by anomalous people to get inside polling precincts that’s why they are inviting PEVs and their members to register at their respective police stations. “We want to register all of you para ma-check nato if naa namo sa polling center, if kamo ba gyud na, and if recognized ba mo sa DEB para organized tang tanan. Para ma-monitor kamo volunteers (We want to register all of you to check if you have reported to the polling center, verify your identity, and make sure that you are recognized by the DEB. We want to everything to be organized),” Jamiri explained.

Energy Sector, COMELEC Team Up for Polls  

To ensure continuous and adequate energy supply during the National and Local Elections on 13 May 2019, the Energy Task Force Election (ETFE) together with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) conducted its final coordination meeting last May 2, 2019.

“Our main goal is to ensure that there will be adequate and uninterrupted supply of energy during the election period,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said. DOE Undersecretary and EFTE Chairperson Alexander S. Lopez alongside with COMELEC Election and Barangay Affairs Department Director Teopisto E. Elnas, Jr. led the discussion to ensure that preparations are in place and ready seven days prior to elections.