The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
   APRIL 29, 2012 EDITION
  Binay bandwagon launched in NegOr. Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III (4th from left) answering a question from the media during the press conference held prior to the 92nd birthday luncheon of former Negros Oriental Third District Rep. Herminio Teves on April 25 in Dumaguete City. With Sen. Pimentel, who flew in to join the birthday celebration of former Finance Secretary Gary Teves' (2nd from left) father, are Vice-President Jejomar Binay (3rd from left), San Juan Cong. JV Ejercito (extreme left), Zambales Cong. Mitos Magsaysay (2nd from right) and Negros Oriental Second District Rep. George Arnaiz (extreme right).


Big guns of Negros politics, last Wednesday, emerged as they manifested their new affiliation to the 2016 powers-that-be in the next presidential elections in the person of Vice-Pres. Jejomar Binay, who visited the province with four other top legislators.

Those who decided to throw their support to the presidential bid of Binay for 2016 are NPC Rep. George Arnaiz, NPC Rep. Pryde Henry Teves, NPC City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, LAKAS Rep. Mitos Magsaysay, PDP Laban Sen. Koko Pimentel, NPC Gary Teves, and Rep. JV Ejercito.




There is something wrong in the matching process of available jobs, vis a vis qualified workers. Why is it that with so many jobs available here and abroad for various categories of workers, only a few will meet even minimum requirements? This is a relevant question to be asked on Tuesday, May 1, as the nation marks LABOR DAY.

Guesting at DYEM Star Energy FM on a pre-Labor Day show , the Tripartite Industrial Peace Board members can only surmise that there is an urgent need for our education department to FOCUS AND MATCH the subject courses offered nationwide to the ACTUAL needs of various industries, rather than offer useless courses that will only add more unemployment to the new graduates each year.



Two senators responded to the call of some 20,000 Dumaguete motorcycle owners calling on senators to heed their plight in seeking amendment to the Helmet Law under RA 10054, which seeks its mandatory enforcement nationwide.

Dumaguete motorcycle owners, who are mostly family wage workers, want the law to be optional and not mandatory. At least, they want it to suit local conditions.

Such conditions include the nonaffordability to buy one helmet each for all riders and users of the motorbike at home. Local conditions also say that destinations in small towns are so near, wearing helmets in school, park, church, and market is impractical, and downright expensive. The fine for failure to wear the right kind of helmet is higher (P3,000) than for failure to wear one, which is only P1,500.


  Lord, show us
the way to salvage hope from debris, as we pray for Your peace and joy ahead.”




Dear editor:

I would like to thank the Editor and Publisher of Negros Chronicle in bringing out my comment again on the news On Disaster Management Council Under Pressure today.

It's not only Negros Oriental that was recently hit by both typhoon and earthquake just recently, but other provinces in the Philippines that has never hit by typhoons for a very long, long time now that climate has changed.


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