ATMC Season 3 begins

Posted by watchmen
March 31, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The championship round for March of the Tenpin Masters Challenge (TMC) Season 3 begins at the East Bowling Center at the Lopue’s East Centre in Bacolod City. Herman Santos, who captured the September 2016 title, is the current top seed with 1,330 pin falls, followed by Virgilio Arcolas with 1,309. …

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Filipino Witnesses appeal to Russian officials versus labeling JWs as extremists

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

In response to the Russian government’s threat to ban them in Russia, the more than 3,000 congregations and 200,000 members of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Philippines have joined a worldwide letter-writing campaign calling for Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and other government officials to intervene in a case that seeks to declare the religious organization …

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PRO-18 chief dares former NOPPO Director on threat to shoot himself

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After former Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent William Señoron, declared he would shoot himself if the allegations linking him to illegal drugs were proven true, Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) Director, Police Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, said, “Just do it.” “You said that, you should do …

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President expedites the release of Martial Law reparations

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Paulo Loreto Lim After President Rodrigo Duterte met with officers of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) and the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), who had previously requested the president expedite the processing of claims, a preliminary list of 4,000 qualified Martial Law reparations recipients was released. The meeting …

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Diocese to Duterte: Bow to the Constitution

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to the proposal by President Rodrigo Duterte to postpone barangay elections and appoint officials instead, the Diocese of Bacolod yesterday advised the president to follow the Constitution. According to Diocese social communications head and San Sebastian Cathedral Rector, Fr. Felix Pasquin, as a public official, along with all …

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4Ps rice subsidies cost P2.5B for one month –Palace Official

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim In a recent press conference, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries will begin receiving P600 rice subsidies this month from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). “The additional rice subsidy allocated for the month of March has already totaled to P2.5 billion,” he said. …

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Ombudsman takes up TFC inquiry into Hinoba-an infrastructure projects

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Ombudsman for the Visayas took up the inquiry posed by the Task Force Crusaders (TFC) questioning two “questionable” infrastructure projects in Hinoba-an. Hinoba-an Mayor Ernesto Estrao has been given five days by the Ombudsman to respond to questions raised by TFC National Deputy Commander John Chiong surrounding the P17 …

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Former Himamaylan City police chief denies receiving money from Berya group

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Former Himamaylan City Police chief, Police Superintendent Antonietto Cañete, denied allegations by former Berya drug group member Ricky Serenio accusing him of receiving protection money. In a radio interview yesterday, he denied receiving protection money at a shopping mall in Bacolod City in 2016, and challenged Serenio to a one-on-one …

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