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.
 
 
   FEBRUARY 26, 2012 EDITION
  Bais City in earthquake-hit areas
Mayor Karen F. Villanueva counterchecks the doctor's prescription against the dispensed medicine of earthquake victims in Solonggon, La Libertad; Jimalalud and Tayasan.

To assist those who are staying in tents at the evacuation site, Bais City organized a medical outreach to the earthquake-stricken barangay, Barangay Solonggon, La Libertad, where a group of health-related professionals volunteered their services for humanitarian causes to Mayor Karen Villanueva.

 
 


   
HEADLINE  
   
 
Some 60% of the estimated number of earthquake victims have already been served with relief goods and basic necessities while 40% of the number of affected families and persons have yet to be reached by relief operatives especially by helicopters of the army and air force.

There is great difficulty in scouring the terrain in far-flung barangays because of the instability of the slopes of mountain ranges, the blockage of its narrow trails accessible only by habal-habal, and the continued after shocks which still occur sporadically in the north of Negros Oriental, and not to mention the rains. The CHRONICLE got official confirmation from DSWD regional director Evelyn Macapobre who has been getting direct reports from the field; and Alice Lagarde, provincial DSWD head. In close cooperation with DSWD are the provincial government and the Red Cross.
 
   

 
   


     
   
FRONT PAGE TOP OF THE WEEK
 
 
 
 
   


   
CRITICAL REPORTING  
   
 
Firstly, in a democracy, the majority rules. But why did the senate impeachment court take three days to talk about a dissenting opinion of Justice Sereno when a dissenting opinion is the voice of the minority? Answer: because they are trying a political case in search of justice. So, in fairness, the minority dissenting voice was extensively heard. That's all.

Worse, the dissenting voice was carried to the impeachment floor by a third party witness, DOJ Sec. Leila De Lima, who had no personal knowledge about what she was talking about. Thus, even if it was hearsay, the court merely noted it but did not strike (out).
 
   
   


         
NEWS
 
 
 
 
   


   
EDITORIAL  
   
 
Translation: two righteous roads. Second translation: another double standard brewing!

The immediate bail out of the new official, chief gambler of the Philippines under the gaming board called PAGCOR from charges of bribery is a serious indication of what most people fearfully perceive as another brewing brand of corruption and patronage under the new administration.

A matter of changing dogs, while the same dog tags remain only recycled.

Even before formal investigation, the PNOY spokesperson said there was no bribery, just "standard industry practice."
 
   
   


         
OPINION
 
 
 
 
   


         
FAITH  
  Wise is the man who change his mind when confronted with facts.”
 
   


   
 
   


 

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