2017 Palarong Pambansa Victorias National High School captures gold for NIR in sepak takraw

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April 28, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The Negros Island Region (NIR) captured the gold medal in sepak takraw, through the Victorias National High School, at the ongoing 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique. NIR defeated the Davao Region in the finals, 2-1. Comprising the team were June Clyde Abellano, Edrhic Dave Balderas, John Erickson Balderas, Ricky Guarino, …

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2017 KMH Inter-Squad Trios Duckpin Bowling League Sports Journ secures lead

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April 28, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Sports Journ secured a twice-to-beat advantage after finishing atop the standings of the 2017 KMH Inter-Squad Trios Duckpin Bowling League Season 3 at the Negros Super Lanes in the Goldenfield Commercial Complex. Sports Journ currently awaits the winner between Kami Mga Hubin (KMH) and PC Bowlers. Currently, Arlou Dionio of …

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Schröck returns to Ceres-Negros FC

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April 28, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Following the recent termination of his contract with second division Bundesliga club SpVgg Greuther Fürth, midfielder Stephan Schröck is officially back with Ceres-Negros FC after being loaned to the Negrense club last year. Team manager James Dinsay confirmed the report yesterday, adding the club is proud to have Schröck in …

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The demand for higher sugar prices will only diminish the industry

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April 28, 2017
Posted in OPINION

With a rally planned this coming Labor Day, Monday, May 1, the General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA), through Secretary-General Wennie Sancho, announced their demonstration would also include the current issue surrounding the importation of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) by companies like Coca-Cola, which they, along with people like Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, …

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The poor showing in the Palarong Pambansa is alarming

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April 28, 2017
Posted in OPINION

“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” –Heywood Broun There seems to be no real challenges or rivalries among young athletes in the Philippines today. As of this writing, the lead held in the medal count by the National Capital Region (NCR) appears they are poised to wrap up this year’s Palarong Pambansa, taking …

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GAWA to include high fructose corn syrup in planned Labor Day rally Sancho contradicts Paner, Coscolluela on sugar prices

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April 27, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The General Alliance of Workers Association (GAWA) announced they would be including the issue of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) importation in their upcoming Labor Day Rally, with Secretary-General Wennie Sancho calling it a “labor issue.” “It is an issue of the labor sector because it involves the employment of …

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Despite areas under ‘high alert,’ NIR is safe –PRO-18

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April 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) Director, Police Chief Superintendent Renato Gumban, yesterday assured the public the entire Negros Island Region (NIR) is safe from any possible activity by the Abu Sayyaf terror group. However, a portion stretching from San Carlos City in Negros Occidental to Basay in Negros Oriental is still …

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DENR Secretary to unemployed miners: Be an entrepreneur Sipalay City Mayor: There is a need for jobs

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April 27, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim With the number of unemployed in Sipalay City increasing after the closure of the Maricalum Mining Corporation site, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez suggested, on a recent visit to the city, those seeking work become entrepreneurs. While hosting a mining industry forum in the city, she …

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DILG Undersecretary submits NIR retention memo to the President

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April 27, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo submitted the Negros Island Region (NIR) retention memorandum to the Office of the President, last Tuesday. “It was received by Ermila Moking of the Office of the President,” he confirmed. However, Hinlo refused to divulge details of the memorandum. …

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