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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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4 dead as storm hits PHL

At least four people died and six were missing after a major storm caused flooding in and around Manila yesterday, forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down.

A 12-year-old girl, who drowned in a rain-swollen river in a Manila suburb and a three-month old baby who was crushed by a landslide southeast of the capital, were among the victims, local officials said.

Most of the dead and missing were poor people forced to live in identified "danger zones" despite government warnings of the risks they face during storms.

Silliman student dies
in road accident
BY RENE GENOVE

An 18-year-old student of Silliman University in Dumaguete City died in a traffic accident over the weekend at corner Perdices and Lukewright streets, Barangay Poblacion 2 in the city.

The victim was identified as Lindsy Cecelia Portugaliza, single, of Bagacay in Dumaguete.

Initial police investigation showed that as per a witness, identified as George Abaygar, 23, of Upper Lukewright, the victim on board a motorcycle was coming from the north direction to south while the suspect, named as Kenneth Suyico Benigay, 23, of Brgy. Maslog in Sibulan, was tailing her.

23 rd Radio-7 convention set
in Dumaguete Sept. 18-21
BY RENE GENOVE

About 120 public information and tourism officers from Central Visayas will attend the 23 rd Regional Association of Development Information Officers 7 convention on September 18-21 in Dumaguete City.

This year's convention carries the theme, “Synergy: Communicating Responsible Information”, which aims to engage the participants in discussions on the role of responsible information for national and sustainable development, branding and marketing, public information, and crisis communications, the press release said.

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo is expected to address the participants together with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, Michael Lloyd Dino, as keynote speaker on the first day.

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