THE NEGROS CHRONICLE  

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.
 
 
   AUGUST 26, 2012 EDITION
  City province joins PH mourning for Sec. Jess. He could yet be the most popular member of the Aquino cabinet because of his humility and down to earth brand of integrity and dedication to duty. DILG local governments Sec. Jesse Robredo, "Sec-Jes" to his close office mates, will be one whose sandals will be hard to fit. The city and the province are holding memorial services for Sec-Jes, who is literally the boss of the local governments and the civilian national police PNP... (continue reading here)  
 


   
HEADLINE  
   
 

The provincial board has given the governor the authority to borrow P350 million this year from a government bank in order to build the much needed four-storey central block for charity patients at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital, construction of which is now partially going on.

Capitol could not wait for the promised P100 million-a-year for five years by the Dep’t of Health to build the said central block unit for charity patients because of its “urgency” in the midst of the NOPH’s frequent overflowing capacity.
 
   

 
   


     
       
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CRITICAL REPORTING  
   

A heated yet animated debate on whether or not to mortgage part of Negros Oriental’s P1-billion Internal Revenue Allotment for a relatively measly P350 million loan to finance the construction of the much needed central block charity section of the provincial hospital ended up with a slim win of 5:6 in favor.

Basically, the funding for the NOPH central block could reach P535 million, broken down as P80M from the European Union; P5M from Sen. Cayetano; P100M from the Dep’t of Health, whose bidding will be in Cebu; and the just-approved future loan of P350 million funded by the DBP, which loan will be collateralized by the provincial IRA. Total cost is P535M for the NOPH central block building.

 
   
   


         
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EDITORIAL  
   
 

The constituents of Dumaguete and Negros Oriental join the entire nation in mourning the tragic death of LGU hero Jesse Robredo (Sec. Jes), the local governments secretary, who could have become a recreation of a similar hero of the masses, the late Pres. Ramon Magsaysay of the late 50’s.

Again, people ask, why do good people GO earlier than the bad ones? A question only the Almighty can answer. But it is usually the case, the good ones go early while the bad ones remain, maybe to suffer some more for their sins.

 
   
   


         
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FAITH  
"Let our light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly father."
 
   


   
READERS' VIEWS  
   
 

Dear Father Gammy,

Please allow me to comment on the write-up by that lawyer referred to by Fr. Tulabing in his article of August 5.

I’m not certain whether that lawyer-writer knew what he is talking about or whether he, himself, had experienced the lives of millions of our poor citizens, who had been in misery since time immemorial, where Filipinos have been slaved by Filipinos? ...
 
   
   


 

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