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No backhoe overprice, Guv assures

KEEPING his cool under fire, Gov. Erico Aumentado the other day, disabused the minds of critics that there was something irregular in the Capitol's purchase of a hydraulic excavator or backhoe. Filling in for the defense during The Governor Reports, Gov. Aumentado said Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) review chaired by Provincial Legal Officer Handel Lagunay showed that the unit which Capitol bought was superior to Komatsu's PC 200LC-7A or Caterpillar's 320C. Full story

Police file charges against 4 suspects in Uptown rob try

The Tagbilaran PNP has formally filed the robbery case against the four suspects responsible for breaking into the house of a bank manager in Uptown, Ubujan district last Saturday. Full story

Top military dads call “stop NPA support”

JOINT calls for members of the communist terrorist movement (CTM) to go back to the legal embrace echo from Bohol 's top military commanders as the world reassesses anew its readiness for terrorist sabotage at the weekly Kapihan sa PIA.

302nd Brigade Deputy Commander Col. Ronnie Fajardo and 15th Infantry Battalion commanding officer Lt. Col. Cirilo Donato said if Boholanos stop paying revolutionary taxes and permits to campaign, then the threat from the group diminishes. “Kayong mga hinihingian, kung maari, huwag nang magbigay. Full story

TOBOY 2006 search opens
THE annual search for the Ten Outstanding Barangay Officials of the Year (TOBOY) for 2006 now opens. This is known from a fax message received by the Office of Gov. Erico Aumentado from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional office. Full story

Investment Board suspends resort tax break application

FOR fear of throwing the Bohol Investment Board (BIB) into bad light, it held in abeyance the approval tax incentives of a resort investment in Panglao. The move came amidst what members perceive as discrepancies in the application and the lack of documentary requirements, Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Chairman Norris Joseph Oculam revealed early this week. Full story

Bohol sets up own Jatropha nursery

JATROPHA curcas, the wonder plant specie from the common tuba tuba finally finds a nursery here at the Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology (CVSCAFT).The development also marks the dawn of a massive local production of the plant, which contains bio-diesel in its seeds. After a process, the plant is touted to help the country shape up its national bio-diesel program as alternative for fossil fuels. Gov. Erico Aumentado bared this in his weekly radio program, the Governor's Report. Full story

More people see population mgt correlate with good life
“IF by ensuring children a healthy chance in the future is an immoral, then let God be the judge.” The statement again pops up as another irritant for widely conservative Bohol . Here, where the church and the government rate high on matters of population management, recent figures reveal a telling truth: there is a significant number of Boholanos seeing the correlation between population management and assuring a healthy family and environment for sustainable development. Full story
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