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Dumaguete City, Philippines Thursday, October 12, 2017
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9 LGU festivals compete in
Buglasan street dance
OCTOBER 20 A HOLIDAY
BY RENE GENOVE

Nine local government units in Negros Oriental will compete in the Buglasan Festival street-dancing competition on October 20, that was declared a special non-working day in the province by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The declaration is in line with the celebration of the Buglasan Festival of Festivals, from October 13-22, with 110 events lined up for the occasion.

Earlier, Gov. Roel Degamo and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed a resolution, asking Malacañang to declare October 20 as a special non-working holiday, to allow the people of Negros Oriental to celebrate and participate in the revelry.

30 NORSU students in Singapore
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Singaporean Ambassador Kok Li Peng was in Dumaguete City recently, for the send-off of 30 students from the Negros Oriental State University, who will be on a three-week international skills exchange program in Singapore.

She said a group of Singaporean students will be coming to Dumaguete in March next year for the same purpose. She added that diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Philippines remain steadfast and strong for 48 years.

The ambassador had a good time exploring the culture and arts in Dumaguete, and said this is another area that she is working, on how to go with people to people exchanges, how to share respective government culture and arts, including the food, which she considers the most pleasant side of her job. .

BOC-Dumaguete
exceeds target by P126M
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Bureau of Customs sub-port office in Dumaguete City has exceeded its target revenue collection for 2017 by more than P126.6 million.

Dumaguete Customs collector Fe Lluelyn Toring said yesterday that their actual collection has reached more than P1.429 billion from January to Oct. 11 this year, which is more than the 2017 targeted tax collection of P1.303 billion.

For the first 11 days of October alone, they already collected more than P40 million, she said.

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