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Dumaguete City, Philippines Friday, September 19, 2014
Negros Oriental
ButtonMartial law ‘victims’ file claims application
ButtonOld brgy hall collapses as ‘Luis’ floods NegOr
US envoy notes partnerships in fight vs. climate change

Martial law ‘victims’
file claims application


More than 200 flocked to the Negros Oriental Convention Center in Dumaguete City to file and process claims for benefits for victims of martial law.

A team from the Human Rights Claims Board arrived in Dumaguete Wednesday for the three-day processing until today, as part of the six-month campaign for claims of victims of abuse during the martial law years.

Glenda Litong of the Claims Board said that due to limited time and personnel, they can only accept the applications of an average 150 claimants each day.

Old brgy hall collapses
as ‘Luis’ floods NegOr


Continuous rains brought about by typhoon “Luis” caused the barangay hall of Puhagan in Valencia town, Negros Oriental, to collapse at around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Initial reports from the Valencia police station said the eastern portion of the two-storey concrete barangay hall gave but no one was reported injured.

The police received reports on the landslide from the Valencia Emergency Rescue Unit president, Noel Pis-an, who said a Puhagan tanod on-duty saw the building start to crumble.

US envoy notes partnerships
in fight vs. climate change

United States Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg, highlighted the importance of U.S.-Philippines partnerships on building resilient communities and adopting strategic and sustainable mitigating measures in response to global climate change and environmental concerns.

Goldberg addressed 20 broadcast and print journalists at the opening of the two-day 3rd Regional Media Seminar early this week in Manila, organized by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy.

He said the event aimed to focus on the efforts of the U.S. agencies, through the U.S. Embassy in Manila, to support the Philippine government in addressing concerns and issues on the protection and conservation of the environment.

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