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.
 
 
   JANUARY 08, 2012 EDITION
  Hot food and relief distribution
Members of Philippine Medical Association with personnel of Army's 302 Brigade and other volunteers joined hands in giving the basic items needed by affected families of typhoon Sendong in Dumaguete City on December 30, 2011.
 
 


   
HEADLINE  
   
 
From its massive ruins, floods and landslide- hit areas of NEGROS ORIENTAL, the provincial leadership is now bracing for the worst to come, unless the now-wide open floodgates to destruction will be re-sealed from future floods so as to undo the consequences of man's self-destructive ways.

Damage- control officials at the capitol said the province of Negros Oriental needs at least P1.2 billion in financial assistance for the rehabilitation and repair of damaged government structures brought about by typhoon Sendong.
 
   

 
   


     
   
FRONT PAGE TOP OF THE WEEK
 
 
 
 
 


   
CRITICAL REPORTING  
   
 
by: ELY P. DEJARESCO

The president has announced that he wants the elusive Freedom of Information Bill (FOI) be passed this 14th Congress, a promise unfulfilled, which he made in the last election. He wants to make good that promise now. OK, fine. Let words be translated into action.

Let's face it, the bottom line in the FOI is that people want to know how the billions in public funds are actually spent under pain of being penalized if public officials lie about such information. So, which congressman, governor, mayor, councilor, or even President, would like to disclose how he spent every centavo of public funds entrusted to him? He might as well not be in government if he has to tell all.
 
   
 

       
NEWS
 
 
 
 
   


   
EDITORIAL  
   
 
It is no longer a question of "if " because flooding of our lowlands is now a certainty, and is here to stay.

But rather, it is now a question of "when" the next big one will rampage down our riverlanes, from atop our now-denuded former forestal uplands.

Like the Biblical story of Noah, nobody believed in the early warning of a devastating flood so much so that people simply continued to cut trees and live their luxurious and self-destructive ways. But when the floods came one day, and for forty days, the whole earth died.

Our city and province died in part last Dec l7 when the biggest flood in history hit our lowlands leveling P750Million worth of crops and properties and killing 43 people. We are luckier because the floods came in broad daylight past 8am. Had the floods struck at night there would have certainly been more casualties.
 
   
   


         
OPINION
 
 
 
 
   


         
FAITH  
  "But small is
the gate and narrow the road that leads
to life and only a few
find it." Matthew 7:14

 
   


   
 
   


 

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