Young singer from La Castellana to compete in international singing contest

Posted by watchmen
May 31, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

A 12-year-old from La Castellana is representing the Philippines at the World Championship of Performing Arts, currently taking place in Long Beach, California, set to run until July 9. Seventh-grader Lordcint Agbas is one of the 90-strong Philippine contingent to the competition, but the only one in his category. Mentored by singer Jed Madela, Agbas …

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65 complete CBDRP

Posted by watchmen
May 31, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

A total 65, out of 105, individuals who previously surrendered to law enforcement under Oplan:Tokhang recently completed the Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) and were recognized during a culmination event at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC), yesterday. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia offered his congratulations in an address to those gathered. “Eight weeks is …

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2017 Chinese Filipino Business Club Inc. Cup Table Tennis Championship LOPPTA wins Class A

Posted by watchmen
May 31, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The Lopue’s Table Tennis Association (LOPTTA) captured the 2017 Chinese Filipino Business Club Inc. Cup Table Tennis Championship Class A title over the weekend at Robinsons Place-Manila. The team also took third place in the VIP event. The LOPTTA Class A team, comprised of Joshua Castro, Mark Francis Jimenez, Jong …

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Gumban wins May TMC title

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May 31, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Richel Gumban recently won the Tenpin Masters Challenge (TMC) Season Three championship for May, beating out Raymund Livioco at the East Bowling Center, located at the Lopue’s East Centre. Gumban won 193-167 in the final game, averaging 209 pinfalls throughout the tournament. Herman Santos, a previous winner, noted the absence …

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2017 Negros Closed Chess Tournament Pimentel, Severino continue to leads

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May 31, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) Master Sander Severino of Silay City and International Master (IM) Joel Pimentel of Bacolod City continue to lead the ongoing 2017 Negros Closed Chess Tournament at the District North Point in Talisay City after notching wins in Round 4. Pimentel defeated Jerich Cajeras, while Severino …

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2017 AFC Cup We are ready –Vidaković

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May 31, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Ceres-Negros FC coach Risto Vidaković assured fans yesterday, the team is ready for tonight’s return leg of the 2017 AFC Cup Zonal semifinal series against Malaysian outfit Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT) at the Panaad Park and Stadium. “We will do our best to win,” he said. The Negrense side …

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Ben Palma and News Express

Posted by watchmen
May 31, 2017
Posted in OPINION

“Don’t be dismayed by goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach The first editor of News Express, a bi-weekly community paper in the Western Visayas, has joined our media colleagues who recently departed from this …

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Bacolod City SP committee to hold hearings on second legislative district

Posted by watchmen
May 30, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government will be conducting hearings on Thursday, June 1, regarding the proposed second legislative district for the city. According to City Councilor Caesar Distrito, chairman of the committee, Bacolod Lone District Rep. Greg Gasataya requested the opinion of both the mayor and the …

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Mayor considers suspending classes during transport strike

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May 30, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia hinted he may suspend classes from June 5 to 6, during the planned transport strike by jeepney operators. In a press conference yesterday, Leonardia said he spoke with Bacolod Schools Division Superintendent Cynthia Demavivas regarding the suspension of classes and requested an assessment from the …

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