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City's Lakas-PDP merger collapses

A reincarnation of the dream team of former mayor Jose Torralba and vice mayor Jorge Cabalit which saw action for at least three electoral battles failed to take off after the merger talks of the ruling Lakas and the PDP-Laban collapsed in earnest. The two made a formidable tandem in the 1995, 1998 and 2001 elections. Full story

1 dead, 2 wounded in Batuan encounter

ANGRY exchange of gunfire and some 45 minutes of running gunbattle left a scout ranger dead and an army man and CAFGU wounded when armed men attacked government troops in routine patrol in Batuan yesterday. The recent encounter is 302nd Brigade new commander Colonel Jessie Dellosa's baptism of fire, as the consummate ranger fresh from his Muslim secessionist exploits in Mindanao has hardly warmed his seat in his Bohol duty tour. Col. Dellosa took over army's 302nd Brigade based in Carmen, Bohol barely five days before the incident that shattered Bohol peace occurred. According to reports, elements of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion (1SRBn) led by SSgt. Sulpicio Depacto were having lunch while on routine combat patrol operations in Sitio Candalis, Barangay Sta. Cruz Batuan when an estimated 40 armed members of the New People's Army sprayed them with bullets, around 10:45 am. Full story

NEC notes, dirty water causes Loon outbreak

CONTRARY to the myths circulated explaining the cause of the diarrhea that affected some 408 residents here, the outbreak in Loon is caused by contaminated water, says a team from the National Epidemiology Center (NEC). In an Outbreak Investigation Report submitted January 28, to Loon Mayor Cesar Tomas Lopez and Municipal Health Officer Dr. Tito Miranda, the NEC team composed of doctors Edwin Mayor, Eleanor Repatacoda and Joy Althea Pabellon said they found out that the town's water sources may have been affected by the continuous rains, which hit three consecutive weeks in December and January. Full story

Guv: GMA to intercede for GSIS pensioners
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has vowed to intercede for old-age pensioners with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to ease their burden in claiming their pensions using the eCard. This after Gov. Erico Aumentado presented to her Friday night a resolution of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) that he heads and an aide memoire portraying the plight of pensioners especially in areas where there is only one branch or none at all of the Union Bank. “Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis Chavit Singson sponsored the resolution during the LPP general assembly Friday morning while I prepared the aide memoire for the President inviting attention to the plight of old-age, usually sick and disabled pensioners,” the governor said. Full story

As country's tourists hit 2.8M mark… Bohol hosted .5M tourists in 2006

THOUGH the numbers could still be way down compared to the actual arrivals, monitoring records from the Bohol Tourism Office note at least 472,270 tourists arrivals as gathered from monitoring stations in two of Bohol's busiest entry points. According to the BTO compiled monitoring report based on the stations at the Tagbilaran Airport and sea port terminal, 2006 had 318,976 tourists arrivals using the seaport while 96,554 came via Bohol's air terminal. Full story

DENR Sec. Reyes extols oil palm role in Bohol
COMING here to personally extol the help of the newest agricultural wonder plant here in Bohol, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Angelo Reyes came as invited guest during the inauguration of the Philippine Agriculture Land Development and Mill, Inc. (PALM, Inc.) in Matin-ao, Carmen. Full story
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February 4, 2007 issue