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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, June 10, 2017
Negros Oriental
Button ‘Turtle Island' in Neg. Or. state-owned, DENR says
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1 killed, another hurt in shooting
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Tañon Strait marks 19th year as protected area  

‘Turtle Island' in Neg. Or.
state-owned, DENR says
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE & JUDY F. PARTLOW

The peninsula, which is unofficially known as "Turtle Island" that straddles the political boundaries of Zamboanguita and Siaton towns in south Negros Oriental, is a state-owned land, Viernov Grefalde, acting provincial chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the province, said.

The statement was issued amid the ongoing ownership dispute between a Capitol official in his private capacity and the local government unit of Siaton, headed by Mayor Fritz Diaz.

To date, the so-called "Turtle Island", or Polo as known by locals, is still the property of the government even though the political jurisdiction has been settled previously, Grefalde said yesterday.

RPOC supports
nat'l ID system bill
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

The Regional Peace and Order Council of the Negros Island Region has approved a resolution in support of a bill seeking to establish the national identification system for all Filipinos here and abroad following its approval by the House Committee on Population and Family Relations.

RPOC chairman, Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, said the ID system could help in tracking down movements of terrorists and would be easier for law enforcement agencies to check the identities of persons down in the barangay level.

Another resolution approved during the RPOC yesterday was the conduct or assessment of security personnel employed by resorts frequented by tourists in the southern part of Negros Oriental.

1 killed, another hurt in shooting
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Two riding-in-tandem suspects shot and killed a 35-year-old man and injured his companion in Brgy. Sulodpan, Bacong, Negros Oriental, Thursday.

Investigation of the police showed that the two suspects, one of them armed with a .45 caliber pistol, opened fire on the two victims identified as Manalo Clavano Lorenzo and Rene Aldas.

The gunman and his accomplice then fled on board a black Honda beat motorcycle.

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