Swedish firm’s offer to City

A Swedish company has offered a free pre-fea-sibility study on building a landfill gas recovery plant for energy production or any suitable facility that is appropriate for Dumaguete City.

The company has technologies that can capture methane gases from existing landfill areas to be sold as methane gas or used to generate electrical energy on site. By doing so, the landfill gas leakage to the atmosphere will be reduced at the same time as energy is generated. For now, Dumaguete City produces an average of 80 tons of garbage and the city government is in the process of enforcing the solid waste management through mandatory segregation at source, the establishment of a central materials recovery facility, conversion of plastics into chairs for classrooms and a sanitary landfill. (By Jennifer C. Tilos)


Mark Women’s Month
By Roi Lomotan

The province will mark the celebration of National Women’s Month (NWM) this March with two major sports events and a livelihood summit.

Members of the Provincial Gender and Development (GAD) Resource and Coordinating Council convened on Feb. 4 to plan the activities which will be carried out next month for the NWM celebration. The two main sports events that the council agreed to hold next month in partnership with the Negros Oriental Sports Development Program (NOSDEP) are the All Women Half-Marathon on March 17 in Dumaguete City and the Paddle for Womanity on March 23-24 at Balanan Lake in Siaton town. The council also agreed to conduct a livelihood summit in partnership with the Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) on March 29 at the Macias Sports Center.

Responsible gov’t information
By Roi Lomotan

“Social media is an effective channel for information dissemination which Public Information Officers (PIOs) utilize to share items that truly inform and empower citizens.

This is one of the key points PIA – Negros Oriental Coordinator Jenny Tilos highlighted in her presentation when she briefly discussed Responsible Sharing of Information in Social Media to the members of the Association of Negros Oriental Public Information Officers (ANOPIO) during their planning-workshop and conference held on Jan. 25 at Sidlakan Negros Village, Dumaguete City.  She urged PIOs to be vigilant against fake news stressing that “the proliferation and consumption of fake news is a social problem. As it seeds information that can cause a response from the reader or viewer who consumes the fake news item.”

Mitigate fishery crisis
By Jennifer C. Tilos  

Business organizations in Negros Island joined forces to support the drive to equitable fishing to address the critical decline of fish supply in the region.

Both Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) and Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) collaborated in a ‘Fish Right’ (FR) project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) along with other organizations to basically improve the fishery situation in Southern Negros coastal waters from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental to Cauayan, Negros Occidental.