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.
  The 2,400 tricycles operating in Dumaguete are back in the streets now.Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria was at the forefront pacifying the strikers even as he favors a new ordinance for a compromise minimum fare for tricycles. In photo below are Ed Lazaro, Piston group head and Cecil Yucor, Fedumcoda president who told DYEMfm BAI RADIO CROSSTALK that they always will abide by the law.  
  JANUARY 25, 2015 EDITION  

      NORSU President suspended again    

Negros Oriental State University President Dr. Don Vicente C. Real was slapped with an additional 90-day preventive suspension January 21, just one day before he was to resume office following the expiry of his previous suspension from a separate case.

This time the new suspension is due to the report of the Solicitor General which was the basis of the Board of Regents of NORSU to find a prima facie case against Dr. Real which stemmed from his failure to secure BOR’s approval for the bidding of the P10Million major repair project of the HM building.”

Seven of the eleven-member Board of Regents signed Resolution No. 29 series of 2015 imposing the suspension on Dr. Real for the alleged “public bidding and illegal release of P 10 million to VESA Engineering and Construction for the repair of the Home Management Food Technology Building without the approval and authority of the Board of Regents.”

The new suspension order is independent from that which expired on Jan. 22...



The unwelcome ten-hour sit-down strike of about 3000 tricycles in Dumaguete last Wednesday would not have been, if not for our own corrupt system, and

Corrupt system because many unqualified drivers who ought to be driving push-carts instead of tricycles have been allowed by government to be granted licenses and even granted franchises to operate tricycles.

We bet our balls that if all 3000 tricycle driver were to take a random examination for road and driving rules, we doubt if even half of them will pass the test. Many will fail because they simply lack the knowledge of road and driving rules and yet they are on the road. Why?

The boom and doom of our tourism industry has partly to do with arrogant and ignorant drivers who simply treat passengers with untold manners of unkindness, arrogance and discourtesy. We are driving our tourists away because of these arrogant and ignorant drivers whom government has allowed to operate through the years.



If this is not a contamination of the Pope-fever which has spread all over the country, then what is?

The Diocese of Dumaguete and Silliman University two dominant catholic and protestant institutions of Negros island have just forged an agreement to co-manage a novel project, which many past Christian institutions may have not done. Both institutions have agreed to hold a joint inter-faith concert: the formation of a system that will raise funds to take care of retired, ailing, old, sick priests and pastors who all their lives have ministered and taken care of the spiritual needs of their respective flocks as good shepherds. Now in old age, these ministers of God need our help.

Not only that the common fund raised by these two institutions will fund joint undertakings that espouse the common social advocacies of both the Diocese and the University.

Thanks to their two great leaders Bishop Julito Cortes, diocesan head; and Dr. Ben Malayang III Silliman U president, who are spearheading the project called “Amore at Servire, a Benefit Concert.” (For Love and Service)

"Forgiving, praying for friends and kins, bring blessings to one’s life."  


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