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   JULY 14, 2013 EDITION
  Greenpeace Ezperanza ship captain Waldemar Wichman and other ocean defenders told Gov Roel Degamo (left) and Vice Gov. Mark Macias that Greenpeace is eyeing a meeting with President Benigno Aquino III and other officials to lobby for changes in certain policies to make better practices especially in the fishery sector. At the rate it is going right now, the sooner the marine problems are solved, the sooner the fishery sector will survive in the Philippines.  

Apo 99% diving site wreched

APO ISLAND DAUIN, Negros Oriental —- The Apo Island Philippines’ fish sanctuary, once known to be teeming with marine life is left devastated and now resembles a coral graveyard. But there is
still Hope or Ezperanza (in Spanish) amid devastation in one of the world’s best marine sanctuaries.

Everything appeared to be normal on the surface off the waters of world famous dive site Apo island but underneath its blue waters, ninety nine (99%) percent of the world reknown reefs of Apo Island’s Marine Sanctuary in its southeastern portion have been virtually wiped out by strong storm surges of two super typhoons Sendong in 2011 and Pablo in January 2012. Only 50% is left of the coral reef fish population in the affected areas.



PNOY might invite Degamo; George
to run for city mayor?

It’s not official, but there are persistent whispers in the political corridors that President Aquino is eyeing on inviting Gov. Roel Degamo to join the administration Liberal Party for the 2016 presidential race, considering his impressive mandate. And it looks like Degamo might be inclined to consider.

Since VP Binay was openly supporting Gary Teves and the NPC coalition of Rep George Arnaiz, it looks like Degamo has nowhere to go but to the LP in order to strengthen his political fences. Limkaichong’s political plans could resurrect if she can ease out Rep. Iway in 2016. But Iway seems determined to survive on his own without Limkai. He said he owes his victory to nobody mainly. Mind you presidential courtships are now in the offing this early. No denying.

Looks like the remaining half of the P480M calamity fund for Neg Or might be released by PNOY to Degamo as a come-on to join the administration party. Degamo thanked Limkai for not pursuing Oplan Sandiganbayan, saying it was the right decision.



With Filipinos very susceptible to money, the killer and rapist of the 8-yr-old girl whose remains were buried Wednesday, that human beast-criminal can easily be captured if indeed our authorities are serious enough in solving the dastardly committed crime. Many think they are.

During the mammoth funeral procession, thousands of people from all walks of life joined the last trek of this honor student of Babajuba school , whose bright future was shattered because of her murder by one whom many are sure, could just be living nearby in Babajuba and may have known the victim’s usual path in Babajuba’s sugarcane fields. (Babajuba means: Bagacay-Bajumpandan-Junob-Banilad, contiguous barangays of Dumaguete south)

The city mayor has P5million in intelligence fund at his discretion precisely to fund such operation as this . Surely he will not consume even a fraction of it, and the killer can be captured. Chief Cop Goforth says, he is now 85% sure of the suspect but he wants to keep it underwraps from media until forensics will say so.

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"The Lamb who died to save us is the Shepherd who lives to lead us."


Dear Editor

Sir maayo hapon dira kaninyo hinaot unta nga kining sulat inyong mabasahan ug matabangan pud intawon kining mga tawo diri ga problema pinaagi sa medya aron lang mabasa sa atong higala ug maayung gobernador.

Ang mga empleyado sa Canlaon District Hospital nangayo ug hustisya sa dili sakto nga pagtangtang sa ilang trabaho. Mao kini ilang problema ge lay off sila without any memorandum coming from the province, ang usa ka trabahante nga si Mr. Matin Edullantes 16 years naga trabaho sa hospital bilang usa ka utility worker nga plantilyado, usa ka kugihan ug buotang empleyado sa hospital.


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