Mabilog calls for unity among Ilonggos

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August 30, 2017
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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog encouraged residents to do their part in helping the government fight criminality, corruption and illegal drugs. “Let us just continue to pray and surrender everything to the Lord and it is only through His will that this will be done. I also encourage every Ilonggo to do his part, …

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Gigantic task looms as PH set to host 2019 SEA Games

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August 30, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan Jr. If Malaysia, this year’s host of the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), will serve as the benchmark for the 2019 hosting of the games, then it will take a lot of tough and serious efforts to be at least closer to Kuala Lumpur’s standard. This was stressed yesterday by Weightlifting Association …

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Ceres FC standouts join Azkals lineup

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August 30, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. With a week left before the Azkals-Yemen match kicks off at the Panaad Stadium for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers, the national team has started their training at the North Football Field in Talisay City. Among those suiting up for the Thomas Dooley squad are eight members of …

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J’ Trend faces Antones Lines in BUS Memorial Cup finals

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August 30, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The J’ Trend Controls (JTC) routed BACIWA, 101-80, while Antones Lines Transporters beat once again Judge Marketing, 75-67, on Monday to arrange a final showdown in the 1st Bing Uy Soyao Memorial Cup at the JGC gym at Goldenfield Complex. The father and son-in-law tandem of Melvin Baclay and Jerel …

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Candide

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August 30, 2017
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“Every man is guilty of the good he did not do.” –Voltaire NEW YORK CITY – Candide, one of Voltaire’s astonishing satires first published in 1759 that propelled the French novelist to heights during the Age of Enlightenment, is our friend Ilonggo philosopher and lawyer Ernie Dayot’s most favorite. Dayot, a deist or believer of …

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WDJ: 6 years and counting

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August 30, 2017
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  It’s our birthday today! Watchmen Daily Journal turns six years old. Looking back at the time since the paper started, it has been the faith and hard work put into the company – led by our boss, David Fajardo – that brought us to where we are now. Many were surprised when we introduced …

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Enjoying Guam

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August 30, 2017
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We are back from a three-night stay in Guam, U.S.A. and thanks to the Guam Visitors Bureau and Cebu Pacific Air, the experience was most memorable. Contrary to the controversial news about those flying objects set to target the American territory, fear and anxiety do not pervade the Guam air. Everything was normal in the …

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Ferrer’s 2019 plans: Gov, Rep, or Mayor

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August 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Former Fourth District Representative Jeffrey Ferrer announced Friday all options were open for him in the upcoming 2019 elections. Ferrer, who was recently acclaimed president of the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) chaired by Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., attended the provincial party’s meeting at the Nature’s Village and Restaurant …

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Poultry consumption down, egg prices up

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August 29, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) has recorded a reduction in the consumption of chicken and other poultry products, following an outbreak of avian influenza or the bird flu virus in Central Luzon earlier this month. In a radio interview over the weekend, PVO head Dr. Renante Decena said …

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Hinigaran cops have ‘separation anxiety’ –new police chief

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August 29, 2017
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By Ma. Irish Joy M. Sabio, Intern Newly-installed Hinigaran Municipal Police Station commander, Police Chief Inspector Jake Barila, described the absence of most cops in the station as “separation anxiety,” Saturday. This was when most of the police officers of Hinigaran did not report for active duty after the appointment of Barila immediately following the …

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