Nietes fights for IBF flyweight belt tonight in Cebu

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April 29, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Murcia-native Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes will be taking on Komgrich ‘Eaktawan’ Nantapech of Thailand for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world flyweight belt, at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, tonight, part of “Pinoy Pride 40: Domination.” A win for the 34-year-old Negrense earn him a third division world title, …

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2017 Palarong Pambansa NIR takes bronze in 4×400 as Southern Tagalog breaks record

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April 29, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The Negros Island Region (NIR) picked up a bronze medal in the secondary girls 4x400m run, while Southern Tagalog broke last year’s record and took gold at the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique. The Southern Tagalog squad of Jesser Lumapas, Millifagne Christine Matchino, Charmaine de Ocampo and Elvievane Gobotia clocked …

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Bacolodnon boxer seeks WBO title in Japan tonight

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April 29, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Genesis ‘Azukal’ Servania of Bacolod City returns to the ring, after a two-year title bout hiatus, to face fellow Pinoy boxer Ralph Jhon ‘Bomber’ Lulu for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific featherweight championship at the Ishikawa Sangyo Hall in Kanazawa, Japan. Servania currently holds an undefeated 28-0 record, with …

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‘Operation Tokhang,’ a different version

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April 29, 2017
Posted in OPINION

By Reuben P. Navarro Tokhang. The word has come to evoke fear among many today; for some, it could mean imprisonment for many years – for others, death. Why? What does “tokhang” mean? It’s become a favorite word among the media?, yet, why do many cringe in fear from there mere mention of the word? …

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2017 Panaad sa Negros Festival Governor addresses Moises Padilla absence: The festival is non-political

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April 28, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. addressed the absence of the municipality of Moises Padilla from the ongoing 2017 Panaad sa Negros Festival, saying the festival is a “non-political” venue. “It is not the politicians who are the highlights in this event but the ordinary Negrenses,” he said. Moises Padilla …

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Provincial Legal Office probing supposedly fake quarry coupons

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April 28, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., yesterday confirmed the Provincial Legal Office is currently investigating a quarry operator who used fake quarry coupons, used for the extraction and delivery of sand and gravel, supposedly issued by the provincial government. “We were informed about it three weeks ago and are coordinating …

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Marañon on next NOPPO Director: ‘I already have my pick’

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April 28, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. recently revealed he has already made his selection for the next Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, but refused to reveal his pick. Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr. is the current acting NOPPO director, taking over for Police Senior Superintendent William Señoron earlier …

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GAN accuses local DENR of ‘selective justice’

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April 28, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Environmental group Green Alert-Negros (GAN) slammed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Negros Island Region (DENR-NIR) for, what they called, a case of “selective justice.” The group spoke out against criminal charges recently filed against Rolando Oyco, who was caught in the act of attending to a charcoal pit, after …

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