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Dumaguete City, Philippines Thursday, January 12, 2017
Negros Oriental
Button NOPH gets oxygen generating plant
Button DENR sets meetings on diving fees
Park project in Tanjay opposed
13,127 surrender under ‘TokHang'  

NOPH gets oxygen
generating plant

The dream of the province to have a highly-sophisticated hospital is being realized slowly with the turnover yesterday of the newly-constructed oxygen generating plant at the compound of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete City.

The contractor turned over the project to the provincial engineer, to Gov. Roel Degamo and then to the new management of NOPH, headed by Dr. Mark Llosa, in simple ceremonies held at the plant site.

Degamo recalled how difficult it was to follow up the funding of the project from the Department of Health while election was forthcoming.

DENR sets meetings
on diving fees

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has scheduled a series of meetings this week to tackle issues and other concerns related to Apo Island, the world-class dive destination in Dauin, Negros Oriental.

Charlie Fabre, provincial DENR officer, said that tomorrow, the agency will spearhead a consultation meeting with stakeholders to discuss the increase in diving fees in Apo Island, which is a protective landscape and seascape.

The hike in dive fees is stipulated in DENR's Department Administrative Order 2016-24, signed by Secretary Regina Lopez in September and which was to take effect immediately. .

Park project in Tanjay opposed

A multi-million peso park project in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, is being opposed by environmentalists.

Tanjay Mayor Reynaldo Concepcion had earlier disclosed funding for the P42 million improvement and renovation of Rizal Park to make it look like Rizal Park in Manila.

The project is ready for implementation after complying with all the requirements, he said Tuesday.

However, members of the Tanjay Anti-Black Sand Mining and some members of non-government organizations, who were invited during the public hearing Dec. 29, at the Osmeña Park in the city, continue to oppose the project.

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