DILG-6 to host federalism orientation today at SMX

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2017
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Paulo Loreto Lim   The Department of the Interior and Local Government-Region VI (DILG-6) will be holding a federalism orientation today, part of an overall awareness campaign, at the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod. In a release by DILG-6 director, Atty. Anthony Nuyda, the orientation will “discuss the vital points on federalism, …

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Sweet Crystals Sugar, Basecom notch wins

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

Fil-Sino Inter-Color Basketball Tournament By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Sweet Crystals Sugar was recently forced into overtime in their 82-77 win over the Huminova Tigers, while Basecom beat Silver Dragon Transport, 88-73, in the ongoing Fil-Sino Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School gym. Huminova led 19-10 in the opening quarter, but …

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2017 UniGames: USLS advances to the men’s football finals

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The University of St. La Salle (USLS) advanced to the finals of the men’s football competition in the ongoing 2017 University Games (UniGames) in Dumaguete City after beating De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, 2-1, at the Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial Stadium. Both USLS goals came in extended time, …

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Horror presentation opens at SMX today

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

The SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod and the University of St. La Salle (USLS) Communication Society present “Ganhaan,” a horror presentation at the convention center from October 27 to 31. Visitors will witness mysterious lady Consolacion’s story as she conquers the mortal world through mythical portals to retrieve a special charm. The exhibit is …

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Patrol boat, disaster risk reduction emergency kits distributed to Manapla fisherfolk, farmers

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement-Negros (PRRM-Negros) office recently turned over a marine patrol boat and disaster risk reduction emergency kits to fisherfolk and farmers in Barangay Chambery, Manapla. The items, including six radio handsets, were turned over to the leaders of the Chambery Multisectoral People’s Alliance (ChaMPA). PRRM-Negros area manager Edwin Balajadia said the turnover …

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Iloilo City Government to host Halloween celebration today

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October 27, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Iloilo City government will be hosting a Halloween celebration today, October 27, at the City Hall, starting with an 8:00 a.m. mass for departed loved ones on the third floor. From 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon, costume and fancy booth contests will commence, with the costume contest open to children, grandchildren, and relatives of City Hall employees between …

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NOHSAAI bowling festival begins this weekend

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October 27, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Negros Occidental High School Alumni Association, Inc. (NOHSAAI) Duckpin Bowling Festival for Unity, hosted by the Class of 1993, begins tomorrow at the Negros Super Lanes in the Goldenfield Commercial Complex. “We are helping [NOHSAAI] to unite its members through this sport,” said NOHS Class of 1993 chairperson Citoy Taño. …

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Watching celebrities pad their wallets

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2017
Posted in OPINION

Growing up in the United States, whenever there was a celebrity on a gameshow, it was because they were acting as assistance to the contestant, who would be an average person; of were part of a panel. Closer to modern time, celebrities began appearing as contestants themselves, where, in nearly all cases, whatever money they …

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Small is beautiful

Posted by watchmen
October 27, 2017
Posted in OPINION

This column title is from E.F. Schumacher’s “Small is Beautiful,” a book about economics that matter to people. Schumacher inspired millions around the world and his work became the framework for the growth in alternative small technologies and systems.  He said: “Ever bigger machines, entailing ever bigger concentrations of economic power and exerting ever greater …

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TFK asks Malacañan to probe unnamed Negros Occidental politician

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October 26, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Task Force Kasanag (TFK) national commander John Chiong yesterday revealed he requested the Office of the President to investigate an unnamed politician in Negros Occidental for suspected “influence peddling” against partisan rivals. Chiong said he would like to keep the name of the politician in question withheld for the …

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