2017 PFL Ceres meets Global today

Posted by watchmen
June 3, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Ceres-Negros FC will be meeting Global Cebu FC in their inaugural Philippine Football League (PFL) match today at 3:30 p.m. at the Panaad Park and Stadium. An estimated crowd of 5,000 is projected to fill the stadium, along with Stephan Schröck, Omid Nazari, and Jorrel Aristorenas expected to make appearances …

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Congressman Greg Gasataya Basketball League Villamonte beats Singcang, wins title

Posted by watchmen
June 3, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Barangay Villamonte narrowly defeated Barangay Singcang, 90-89, earlier this week in the deciding game of the 1st Congressman Greg Gasataya Basketball League finals at the STI-West Negros University gym. Singcang led 24-19 following the first period, however, thanks to a 30-19 run by Villamonte, the eventual champions took the reins …

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TFC withdraws claims against Provincial Engineer

Posted by watchmen
June 2, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Anti-corruption group Task Force Crusaders (TFC) withdrew its complaint against Negros Occidental Provincial Engineer Ernie Mapa after the official clarified the issue with local media earlier this week. TFC national deputy commander John Chiong confirmed his group will no longer pursue its charges against Mapa and denied politics were involved …

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Suspected cop in Serenio slays denies allegations

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June 2, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The police officer named in the murders of former Berya drug group members Ricky Serenio’s family members, Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Joshua Barile, denied all allegations and said he is only being implicated after crossing a “powerful and influential” individual from Southern Negros. The police officer declined to name …

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Western Visayas law enforcement on standby for Marawi deployment

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June 2, 2017
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By Tara Yap Police officers in the Western Visayas region are ready to be deployed anytime to Marawi City. Police Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, director of Police Regional Office-Region VI (PRO-6), said that a team consisting of more than 100 cops are currently on standby. Binag said Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald …

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Third district eyeing long term waste solution

Posted by watchmen
June 2, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A consortium of local government units (LGUs) in the third legislative district of Negros Occidental is considering the installation of a waste-to-energy plant. According to Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, the five LGUs, together with local congressman, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, are “negotiating with an American firm for the project …

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P400M allocated for road rehabilitation in Iloilo

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June 2, 2017
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By Tara Yap The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) allocated P413.8 million for road rehabilitation in Iloilo province. Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said the P413.8 million covers the rehabilitation of over 30 kilometers of provincial roads. Speaking at the Iloilo Provincial Development Council meeting, Defensor said the DILG endorsed the release of …

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PRO-18 to monitor entry of those evacuating Marawi

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June 2, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18) will begin checking and identifying individuals evacuating Marawi City, in order to avoid the conflict between the Maute group and the government forces. PRO-18 spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said she recently received information from Dumaguete City, in which five families reportedly arrived and …

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