La Castellana Mayor: Centennial celebration peaceful

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January 3, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan said the town’s centennial celebration, which began on December 14 and is scheduled to end on Friday, January 5, has been peaceful. She noted, local police have been conducting saturation drives, or saturation patrols, where police are concentrated in specific areas. The mayor added, events have …

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Motorist dies in San Enrique road rage incident

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January 3, 2018
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By Neska Centina A man was killed following an altercation at the corner of Garcia-Candelaria Streets at Sitio Ubos in Barangay Poblacion, San Enrique, Negros Occidental on Monday. The fatality was identified as 37-year-old Benjie Eslabon, a resident of Crossing Guimoy, Barangay Tabao Baybay of the said municipality. Initial police investigations showed the Toyota Avanza, driven …

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LTO medical examiner stabbed 13 times –NOPPO

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January 3, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to an autopsy report released by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) last week, slain medical examiner for the Land Transportation Office (LTO) branch at Robinsons Place Bacolod, Dr. Felix Valenzuela, who was found dead in his car last week in Bago City, was reportedly stabbed in the …

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Over 70 designated fireworks display areas across Bacolod City –BCPO

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January 3, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Prior to the recent New Year’s celebrations, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) identified 71 community fireworks display designated areas, which were earlier encouraged by Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda and the BCPO. In order to establish such an area, barangay councils were required to pass a resolution to designate a certain …

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Welcoming 2018 with high hopes

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January 3, 2018
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  2017 was a challenging year for Philippine sports, particularly for the national team, who saw action at the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Philippines suffered its worst medal finish, picking up 24 gold, 33 silver, and 64 bronze medals, coming in sixth place. Starting with the 2007 SEA Games …

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Governor’s Cup Invitational Table Tennis Championship

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January 3, 2018
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198 participate in competition at SM City Bacolod By Paulo Loreto Lim   The Governor’s Cup Invitational Table Tennis Championship took place last week at the SM City Bacolod main atrium, where 198 competitors took part in several categories. Roan Vasquez won the 13-and-under boys’ competition, Kylie Sophia Villanueva won the 13-and-under girls’ competition, John …

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Philippine Weightlifting Association seeking more talent in 2018

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January 3, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Philippine Weightlifting Association President Monico Puentevella said his organization hopes to secure more weightlifting talent in 2018. “We need more Hidilyn Diaz,” he said. Puentevella said he currently has around 10 athletes set to undergo long-term training in China, including Diaz, Kristhel Macrohon, Eileen Anne Ando, and Dessa delos …

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Feel those expectations

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January 3, 2018
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In Bacolod City, travelers are calling the attention of city officials who have noticed, while the Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation, chaired by Christopher S. Pastrana, has provided clean and professional FastCat Roll-On/Roll-Off (RoRo) vessels to ply the Bacolod-Iloilo route, it is shameful when tourists arrive to see dilapidated and likely-unlicensed tricycles greeting them at the …

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Under constant criticism

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January 3, 2018
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While 2017 was winding down, a multitude of thoughts went flying about, especially after realizations of the current industry situation (hearing first-hand threats from officials unhappy with negative portrayals in the news and seeing media “professionals” ensuring egos are insulated by discarding certain stories en masse – all for the sake of “unity”). Couple that …

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