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Dumaguete City, Philippines Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Oceana to launch Fisheries Code primer today
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Degamo files graft raps in DOJ vs. Ombudsman Visayas execs

MANILA – Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo yesterday filed graft complaint before the Department of Justice against officers and staff of the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas, in connection with his dismissal over the local government’s disbursement of calamity fund worth P480 million.

            Named as respondents are Deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramos and Paul Elmer Clemente, Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer I Laurrei Layne Cristobal, GIPO III Anna Francesca Limbo, GIPO I Maria Bernadeth Andal-Subaan, and GIPO III Amy Rose Soler-Rellin.

            In his 11-page complaint, Degamo accused the officials of the anti-graft body of violating section 3(e) of Republic Act 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, for imposing the administrative penalty on him despite the condonation doctrine, which clears elected officials of administrative liabilities in previous terms upon reelection to their posts.

Dolphin-watching tours cancelled

The famous dolphin-and whale-watching tours in Bais City and Manjuyod in Negros Oriental have stopped for almost a week now due to the non-registration of boats with the Maritime Industry Authority.

            Bais City Legal Officer Lloyd Joseph Elmaco confirmed this yesterday as more than 100 boat operators alone in the city have stopped operating.

            The same is true with boat operators in nearby Manjuyod town, who are also in the same business, which is one of the province’s tourism attractions, Elmaco said.

Oceana to launch Fisheries Code primer today

Oceana-Philippines will launch today its Fisheries Code primer, in time for the gathering of regional directors of Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Dauin, Negros Oriental.

            Daniel Ocampo, Oceana-Philippines’ campaign manager, said yesterday that the launching is upon the invitation of DENR-Negros Island Region director Al Orolfo, whose office is hosting the national gathering.

            He said the primer on the Fisheries Code of Republic Act 10654 is intended to help raise public awareness especially on law enforcement in the coastal areas.

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