Governor’s Cup Regional Invitational U15 Football Championship

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December 27, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

Iloilo takes competition after beating Negros Occidental, 1-0 By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. A 65th minute penalty from Christian Talamor was the decisive goal for Iloilo in recently winning the 1st Governor’s Cup Regional Invitational U15 Football Championship, defeating Negros Occidental, 1-0. Joshua Limco of Negros Occidental was awarded the Best Striker award, Kondrad Keim …

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Ceres-Negros FC wins 2017 AFC Fair Play Award

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December 27, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Ceres-Negros FC was recently named a recipient of the 2017 AFC Fair Play Award, which recognizes clubs who promote the “spirit of the game” and takes into criteria items including respect for opponents and referees, the behavior of players and their respective supporters, among other aspects. Bengaluru FC of India …

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Iloilo City Giant Lantern Festival

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December 27, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

Molo barangay wins competition Barangay East Timawa of the Molo district of Iloilo City was recently named the winner of the first Iloilo City Giant Lantern Festival, winning P50,000. “I was really impressed to see how creative Ilonggos [are],” said Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III. “Through [the] parol, or star lanterns, that all of …

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Iloilo City Government recognizes local ‘topnotchers’

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December 27, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Iloilo City government last week recognized local ‘topnotchers’ of the recent elementary licensure examination for teachers, including Mary Clarence Gepes Madero who topped the batch, sixth place Franz Ian Dominguez, and seventh place Ma. Victoria Lionne Fulgencio Hierro. “I commend our ‘topnotchers’ for bringing another pride to the city,” said Iloilo City Mayor Jose …

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Revisiting the context: Was Jesus born in the stable?

Posted by watchmen
December 27, 2017
Posted in OPINION

  Christmas is the annual celebration commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ; considered both a religious and cultural observance. The age-old tradition of the nativity scene, which serves as a reminder to have faith in God and the belief his son, Jesus Christ, will bring hope for humanity – exemplifying love for one another, has …

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Tears in Jerusalem

Posted by watchmen
December 27, 2017
Posted in OPINION

I couldn’t help the tears. Drop by drop, the tears fell without my knowing it. Fragments of a song still float in my mind: “No room for the baby at Bethlehem’s Inn/Only cattle shed/No home on this earth for the dear Son of God…” Yes, there was no more room at the inn. There was …

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Two things about CHRISTmas

Posted by watchmen
December 27, 2017
Posted in OPINION

Time of writing is 15:37, Dubai, UAE. Back home, people would be rushing already. Rushing to sweep the last dusts and dirt off the floor, rushing to finish the cooking before the evening Christmas Mass starts, rushing to buy and wrap those gifts and more importantly, rushing to celebrate. But what is the occasion? Christmas. CHRISTmas. …

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Tropical Storm Vinta: Southern Negros dodges storm, holiday travel unaffected

Posted by watchmen
December 23, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Southern Negros, which was earlier forecasted by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to be in the path of Tropical Storm Vinta, dodged the system as it traversed over Mindanao yesterday. Vinta is expected to exit the country by Christmas morning. Holiday travel was not affected by …

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Tropical Storm Vinta: Traffic light knocked out by high winds

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December 23, 2017
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A post went viral yesterday morning after a netizen snapped a photo of a hanging traffic light along BS Aquino Drive in Bacolod City. Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head, Police Superintendent Luisito Acebuche, said the traffic light was knocked over by winds generated by Tropical Storm Vinta. Acebuche said …

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Army will not ‘hesitate to attack’ if provoked by NPA –3ID Commander

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December 23, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Despite the declared ceasefire between the national government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), Philippine Army 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) commander, Major General Jon Aying, said forces remain on ‘active defense’ and will be monitoring for activity, particularly on December 26, which marks the 49th founding anniversary of …

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