Dumaguete City earns P100M income from CViRAA



Both Dumaguete City and DepEd City Schools Division believe that the hosting of the Cen-tral Visayas Regional Athletic (CVIRAA) meet proved to be advantage for the local economy.

According to Dumaguete City Public Information Officer (CPIO) Dems Demecillo it is estimated that all schools divisions brought with them cash to cover the meals, transportation and other expenses of up to P100 million excluding pocket money of the nearly 12,000 athletes, coaches, teachers, tournament officials and supporters of the teams. Hotels and pension houses reported increased occupancy while vendors and stores reported brisk sales during the games’ duration. (By Jennifer C. Tolos)

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Dgte prepares for MRF, eco-park in sanitary landfill
By Jennifer C. Tilos

The Dumaguete City government has already started the preparations for the eight-hect-are lot where the city’s garbage will be sorted, recycled or disposed in a sanitary landfill.

Currently, the procurement of materials for the construction of a large central Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) worth P1 7.9 million is ongoing. DENR has also approved the request of the city government to provide a shredder for the biodegradable waste and will be delivered soon after all the requirements will be submitted.

2018 McLuhan fellow cites role of journalists during crises
By Roi Lomotan

Broadcast journalist and 2018 Marshall McLuhan Awardee Jeff Canoy highlighted the significant role of journalists in covering crises and conflict situations in a forum with Mass Communication students held at Silliman University recently.

Canoy told his audience that in conflict situations like the Marawi crisis, journalists play the important role of watchdogs, making sure that every action is in accordance with human rights standards. He noted that a conflict zone can be a venue for human rights abuse. The broadcast journalist delivered a talk on “Reporting from the Margins: The role of journalism in covering crises and conflict situations” wherein he shared his experience, gaps, and challenges he encountered and the best practices in covering conflict situations like the Marawi siege.

Dumaguete City eyes to regulate use of drones
By Jennifer C. Tilos 

Dumaguete City eyes to regulate the use of drones as this may invade another person’s right to privacy.

The city also has seen the possible threats drones may cause to the safety and security of the city with more people now owning drones for business purposes or personal consumption. Over this, the local Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President and ex-officio City Councilor Lei Marie Danielle Tolentino is proposing a regulation in its use within the city’s territory. The proposed ordinance, co-authored by Councilor Karissa Faye Tolentino-Maxino, will impose fines as penalties of P 10,000 to persons who will misuse drones in violation of the prohibited acts as provided in the measure.