2017 SEA Games PFF lauds revision of football draw

Posted by watchmen
July 13, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) lauded the recent decision by the Football Association of Malaysia, Olympic Council of Malaysia, and the Malaysia Organizing Committee to revise the draw for the football competition of the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, to be held next month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The revised …

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CDRRMO wants Bacolod City buildings to be inspected for structural integrity Vargas: 30% of downtown buildings would collapse in a strong quake

Posted by watchmen
July 12, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to last week’s 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Leyte, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) cluster head Joemarie Vargas said they requested the City Engineer’s Office (CEO) to inspect all buildings in Bacolod City for earthquake readiness. He noted the CEO has yet to submit a report on the …

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UNegA to hold convention ahead of 2019 elections Board Member: Party backs Benitez

Posted by watchmen
July 12, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Alain Gatuslao recently revealed the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) is planning to hold a convention ahead of the 2019 elections. He called it a “fellowship,” saying members have not met as a group lately. With Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. in his third and …

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Bomb simulation completed at BCGC, old City Hall

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July 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City government, with the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) and the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), completed bomb simulation exercise (SIMEX) scenarios at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) and the old Bacolod City Hall yesterday. Around 9:30 a.m., a small controlled explosive was detonated at …

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BCPO Director: Bomb simulation revealed vulnerabilities

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July 12, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following bomb simulation exercise (SIMEX) scenarios at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) and the old Bacolod City Hall yesterday, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, said several vulnerabilities were revealed. In a press conference after the exercises, Wanky said the BCPO currently lacks …

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DOT-6 Director clarifies ‘unspent’ P19M issue

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July 12, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

Following a report claiming the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) is holding on to P19 million, DOT-6 Director, Atty. Helen Catalbas, called the characterization “misleading” and said the funding is not part of the regular DOT-6 budget. According to the Commission on Audit (COA), the DOT-6 funding was part of a total P1.52 billion said …

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Charges filed against three suspects over P1M drug haul

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July 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, said formal charges have been filed against the three drug suspects caught with around P1 million worth of shabu in their possession. The suspects, identified as 19-year-old Aisa Million, 24-year-old Rashel Tantua, and 24-year-old Nelrose Sulta, were recently …

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PRO-6 officials reassigned

Posted by watchmen
July 12, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters at Camp Crame recently ordered two Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) officials reassigned. PRO-6 deputy director for administration, Police Chief Superintendent Arnel Escobal, and PRO-6 deputy director for operations, Police Senior Superintendent Christopher Tambungan, were both ordered to new duties. Escobal will serve as the new Highway Patrol Group chief at …

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Public hearing on Hinoba-an development project today

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July 12, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A public hearing surrounding the planned Southern Negros Development project in Hinoba-an will take place today. Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Alain Gatuslao said the provincial board will be holding the hearing, saying it would provide residents a venue to air their concerns. Earlier this year, 300 hectares in Barangays …

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Beached whale spotted off the coast of Pahanocoy

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July 12, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Residents of Barangay Pahanocoy spotted a beached whale yesterday afternoon. In a report by Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod, Barangay Pahanocoy Kagawad Boyet Nessia said barangay officials contacted the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) after making the discovery. However, he noted, local residents, instead of immediately contacting authorities, took selfies with …

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