Aurora News

Some Aurora-related news from different websites:

Army denies Infanta church statement – from inquirer.net by tonette Orejas:

The military in Aurora has described its relations with priests in the province as “vibrant and intimate.”

The Army’s 48th Infantry Battalion said this in a statement to deny the report of the Prelature of Infanta that the military’s counterinsurgency campaign has sown fear among the residents and discredited the Catholic Church and its clergy there.

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CL top cop eyes probe of Aurora police director – from Philippine Star by Manny Galvez (December 7):

The regional director of the Philippine National Police in Central Luzon has vowed to look into the allegations of arrogance and incompetence against the controversial provincial police director in the province.

Chief Superintendent Leon Nilo de la Cruz said that he would look into the controversy involving Senior Superintendent Romeo Teope amid claims he was ignoring established laws and was helpless in the campaign against the illegal numbers game in the province.

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CHR asked to order army camp closure – from inquirer.net December 23:

The Commission on Human Rights here has concluded the collation of reports and conduct of dialogues on the requests of the Multi-Sectoral Action Group of Aurora (MSAG) to help order the closure of an Army camp in Baler and the pullout of troops in Dipaculao following alleged human rights violations by soldiers.

CHR Central Luzon director Jasmin Regino said her office was expected to submit its findings and recommendations to CHR Chair Leila de Lima by early January 2009.

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DENR to dispatch legal team to stop illegal logging in Aurora – from gmanews.tv:

A combined team of legal and law enforcement agents will be dispatched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to Aurora province to check on reports of fresh illegal logging activities in Dingalan town.

The order came after Environment Secretary Lito Atienza learned of the illegal logging activities in the said town through “independent sources in the area.”

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Aurora rated X again by MTRCB – from gmanews.tv. This is not really about Aurora the Province. I was just surprised that asides from Baler the movie there is also an Aurora, the movie.

Government abolishing three DENR offices in Region 3 – from Philippine Star by Manny Galvez (December 23)

A controversial rationalization plan of the national government seeking to streamline government agencies through mergers, abolitions and downsizing of personnel and employees will result in the abolition of three community offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Luzon.

Regidor de Leon, DENR regional executive director for Central Luzon told The STAR that the community environment and natural resources offices or CENROs in Talavera, Nueva Ecija; Baler in Aurora; and Cabanggan in Zambales, will be abolished under the Rationalization Plan for the DENR in line with EO 366 issued by President Arroyo.

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