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Dumaguete City, Philippines Friday, April 21, 2017
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PNP: No ASG in NegOr
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental yesterday debunked reports that members of the terror group, Abu Sayyaf, have reached the shores of Dauin, a town located south of Dumaguete City, that is brimming with tourists.

This developed as the 79th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army based in the province has released the names and description of Abu Sayyaf members in Inabanga, Bohol, who are still “on the run” so that the public will be alerted.

Acting provincial police director, Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, said there are enough troops to secure the resorts in Dauin and nearby areas, especially the world-renowned dive destination Apo Island.

Security forces to stay in Bohol
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Government security forces will stay in Bohol until the last ASEAN delegate is out, Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, the regional director of the Philippine National Police Region 7, said.

He said in a telephone interview yesterday that they will monitor the arrival and departures of the ASEAN delegates, “accredited or unaccredited”, from Bohol.

The ASEAN 2017 meetings at a resort in Panglao, Bohol, reeled off today until Saturday, April 22. .

‘Pinoy Aquaman' breaks
record in open water swim
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

A lawyer of the Commission on Elections assigned in Bohol has set a new record by swimming non-stop and unassisted 24.65 kilometers from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental to the province of Siquijor Wednesday.

Ingemar Macarine, the election officer of Tubigon, Bohol, took off early Wednesday morning at Silliman Beach in Dumaguete City and swam for 11 hours and 21 minutes, arriving at the Tambisan Port in San Juan, Siquijor before sundown.

The pioneering swim is to promote voters' registration being conducted by the Comelec for the upcoming October 29 Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay elections as well as for cleaner seas.

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