Former WBC champion to fight undercard bout in Bacolod City

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Former World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro is scheduled to fight in an undercard bout for the upcoming Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title fight, scheduled for February 17 at Gaisano Mall in Bacolod City between Toboso-born Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo and defending champion Edward Heno. …

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NBTC 2018

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

SJI, UNO-R lead in the Bacolod leg By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The St. John’s Institute (SJI) and the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) both currently hold undefeated 3-0 records, leading Brackets A and B, respectively, in the ongoing Bacolod leg of the 2018 National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) at the Natalio G. Velez …

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Bacolod Open Tchoukball Championships

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January 26, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

USLS, CAB capture titles By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The University of St. La Salle (USLS) defeated the Christian Academy of Bacolod (CAB), 62-50, last weekend in the finals of the Bacolod Open Tchoukball Championships men’s division at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School gym. Meanwhile, CAB took the women’s competition, defeating the Mansilingan …

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Marlon, environmental activist

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2018
Posted in OPINION

His name conjures the famous Hollywood actor Marlon Brando, but his family name Castillo has its own merits—which any other decent Filipino can be proud and happy about. Marlon’s parents must have been enamored by the acting prowess of their son’s namesake that the name Marlon came in handy at baptismal time. I’m not wary …

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Why ‘terrorists’ won’t bomb Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” –Peter Drucker At the risk of being accused as imbecile, I reiterate my stand against the decision of authorities to “jam” or suspend cellular phone signals in Iloilo City in the Philippines during the highlights of the Dinagyang Festival on January 27-28, 2018. If cellular …

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Uson needs a break

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Mocha Uson is a forefront character in the current administration. She made her name known to the people and garnered millions of followers because of her strong support to President Rodrigo Duterte. Supporters and bashers alike may agree that she gives color to the black and white politics in the government through her constant headliner …

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Mayor calls challenge to RPT ‘propaganda’

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

City Councilor confident of dismissal By Neska Centina After former Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella revealed a request for a temporary restraining order was filed earlier this week before the Bacolod City Regional Trial Court against the recently-passed City Ordinance No. 827, which updates the market value of real properties in the city in relation …

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Captain involved in Bredco jetty collision may face suspension, fine

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The captain at the helm of the M/V Ocean Jet 7, which crashed into the Bredco port earlier this week, failed to inform passengers of impending impact, according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) investigators, which could lead to disciplinary actions. PCG-Bacolod station commander, Lieutenant Senior Grade Jimmy Oliver Vingno, said …

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NOPPO monitoring San Carlos City as entry point for illegal drugs

Posted by watchmen
January 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., yesterday revealed San Carlos City has been under surveillance as an entry point for illegal drugs into the province. “San Carlos City is our main priority when it comes to monitoring for illegal drug smuggling,” he affirmed. …

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