Jai-alai lands San Carlos senior in jail

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A 62-year-old senior citizen was arrested by San Carlos police during an anti-illegal gambling drive at Hacienda Fortuna, Barangay Buluangan, San Carlos City, Thursday afternoon. Police identified the suspect as Perfecto Hagonoy, a resident of Sitio Sumolog of the said barangay. Recovered from Hagonoy’s possession were two Jai-Alai tipsters, a …

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Nabbed checkpoint evaders test positive for drugs

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The two men arrested after they allegedly sped through a police checkpoint have tested positive for illicit substances, according to the Regional Highway Patrol Group-18 (RHPG-18). RHPG-18 spokesperson Senior Police Officer 2 (SPO2) Jewel Belarmino said Cyrus Canlas and Christian Parreno underwent drug tests following their arrest and tested positive …

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Romulo guest of honor at Banwahanon rites

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

Romulo was former executive secretary, finance secretary, foreign affairs secretary, and budget secretary. Romulo is also an adopted son of Bacolod. When he was senator, he was declared adopted son of Bacolod on April 4, 1990 for being “very responsive, receptive, accommodating, and facilitative to the needs of the people of Bacolod City and Negros …

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Ceres FC takes JP Voltes today in PFL

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan Jr. Following an epic 1-0 victory over arch-rival Global Cebu FC early this month at Panaad Park and Stadium, Ceres Negros FC is looking to taint undefeated JPV Marikina FC at 4PM today at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. Ceres FC, having a win and a draw card, is looking …

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AA Electrical takes Game 1 of Boston Finance Cup

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan Jr. AA Electrical came out with a dominating performance on a 95-87 win over Capitol to take Game 1 of the Best-of-3 championship series in the ongoing D League-Boston Cup Basketball Tournament at the STI-West Negros University gym. Ranier Palomares shot 10 points and Junvel Juayong added 6 points for AA …

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Father – an inspiration forever and ever

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2017
Posted in OPINION

Tatay is the operative word—whenever, wherever, whatever—in all occasions. Simplicio Cordova Carreon, Sr. was Tatay to us seven siblings as much as Cristeta Rivera-Carreon was Nanay to us. Tatay and Nanay spoken in crisp Ilonggo. At age 90, Tatay (January 9, 1903-October 25, 1993) exited to Shakespeare’s “undiscovered country where no traveler returns.” A life …

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Binalbagan Vice Mayor cleared of rebellion charge

Posted by watchmen
June 16, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The daughter of Binalbagan Vice Mayor Samuel Gavaran posted a screencap last night on social media of a text message from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana clearing her father of rebellion charges. A screencap of the text message showed Lorenzana directed the Armed Forces of the Philippines to verify Gavaran’s name …

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Mayor: Expect more Marawi City evacuees

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June 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday he expects more evacuees from Mindanao to enter the city as the conflict between the government and the Islamic State-backed Maute terror group intensifies. The mayor said the city government is prepared, adding he has instructed the Department of Social Services and Development …

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OBO contradicts BBWI, says they have no building permits

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June 16, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Contrary to statements made by Bacolod Bulk Water Incorporated (BBWI), the Office of Building Official (OBO) said yesterday the consortium has not yet been issued the required building permits to proceed with their planned construction activities. OBO head, Engr. Isidro Sun, said the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) granted the firm a …

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