DVO blast condemned
By Jennifer C. Tilos

Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NORRPO) strongly condemns the bombing attack in Davao City recently causing fatalities, serious injuries, and damage to properties. “We are sending our condemnation in the form of disseminating information and intensified campaign against all forms of criminality that undermines the self-determination of our people and tranquility of the nation,” Acting Provincial Director PS/Supt. Nestor Tiempo said. To heighten the campaign against terrorism, each police station in the province is required to conduct dialogue among the different members of the community. The residents are also encouraged to support the endeavor in making the community aware of the threats posted by the lawless elements of the society.

Unity to promote culture
By Roi Lomotan

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo called on Oriental Negrenses to work together to promote a culture of peace in the province so that future generations will live in harmony.

Gov. Degamo spearheaded the opening salvo for the local celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month during the flag raising ceremony of Capitol employees at Freedom Park, Dumaguete City on Sept. 5. The theme of the celebration is “Tayo ang Pagbabago. Tayo ang Kapayapaan.” In his message during the ceremony, Gov. Degamo stressed that the annual observance of the National Peace Consciousness Month aims to harness a culture of peace among different sectors and inspire them to play their part in achieving and just and lasting peace in the country.

Plastic Bottle Drive
By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

The CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institution (CARD MRI) recently launched a ‘Plastic Bottle Drive Project’ to further advance its advocacy on poverty eradication by taking care of the environment and helping children’s education at the same time.

“Everyday we produce different kinds of wastes that are harmful to the environment, including water bottles. In order to minimize its impact, we need to recycle these water bottles as it takes years to break down the materials in a plastic bottle,” said Mharra Sarmiento, community development special project officer of CARD MRI. The project aims to develop staff and clients’ care for their community, the environment, and the next generation. The cash collected from selling plastic bottles will be donated to support thousands of students in the country through the CARD MRI Zero Dropout Program.

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