PWA President wants all posts available for Olympic Committee special election

Posted by watchmen
January 30, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   With the upcoming special election for Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) chairman scheduled for next month, after the Pasig City Regional Trial Court-Branch 155 declared the 2016 Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) elections null and void, Philippine Weightlifting Association (PWA) President Monico Puentevella, who previously served as POC chairman, is requesting …

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Transport and road management

Posted by watchmen
January 30, 2018
Posted in OPINION

I was extended an invitation by the Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) to watch the performances during the recent celebration of the Dinagyang Festival’s golden year in Iloilo City. From my seats, I noticed the likes of Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., Senator Cynthia Villar, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, former Senators Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos …

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Will lightning strike twice in City Hall?

Posted by watchmen
January 30, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” –Thomas J. Watson An illiterate but patriotic public servant is as dangerous as the corrupt public servant. The only difference is, corrupt public servants are really the real menace of society. The illiterate will mismanage the government. The corrupt, on the other hand, …

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Iloilo-bound fastcraft vessel breaks down at sea

Posted by watchmen
January 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The second fastcraft vessel incident of the month occurred Saturday morning, when an Iloilo City-bound 2GO Travel vessel, carrying 203 passengers, reported trouble 0.8 nautical miles away from the Bredco Port in Bacolod City. According to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Bacolod station commander, Lieutenant Senior Grade Jimmy Oliver Vingno, crew from the …

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One dead, one hurt by suspected NPA attack in Moises Padilla

Posted by watchmen
January 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A senior high student was killed, while another was wounded, after the house they were in was shot at by three armed gunmen suspected to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) at Sitio Upper Mamballo, Barangay Quintin Remo in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, late Friday evening. Police identified the fatality …

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Inhibition sought against Prosecutor’s Office officials amid DOJ complaint

Posted by watchmen
January 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Following a complaint filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Deputy Provincial Prosecutor Ma. Consolacion Bascug by Pulupandan municipal police chief, Police Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, who was earlier relieved as commander of the Moises Padilla Municipal Police Station in connection to the arrest of Moises Padilla Vice Mayor …

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4.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Negros Oriental

Posted by watchmen
January 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was recorded in Negros Oriental over the weekend by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). According to information released by Phivolcs, the epicenter was located in Dauin, located in the said province, with a depth of six kilometers. Intensity 4 shaking, which has a …

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Presidential Spokesperson: Mabilog may be extradited

Posted by watchmen
January 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

While attending the highlights of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City over the weekend, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said there are plans in the works to have dismissed Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog extradited back to the Philippines. The former mayor, who has been out of the country since August 2017, is believed to …

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Bacolaodiat Festival 2018

Posted by watchmen
January 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

BCPO preparing security measures By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said they are currently preparing security measures for this year’s Bacolaodiat Festival, which is scheduled to take place from February 15 to 18. According to Vargas, Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) has yet to announce if they …

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Jordanian national nabbed in Dumaguete City for suspected illegal recruitment

Posted by watchmen
January 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives recently arrested a Jordanian national for a suspected large-scale illegal recruitment scheme in an entrapment operation in Barangay Bagacay, Dumaguete City. Investigators identified the suspect as Imad Housni Hamdan, the subject of a complaint filed in December 2017 by Jenypher Alcoran of Barangay Banilad, …

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