Barangay polls must be held separately from a plebiscite on ‘Charter Change’

Posted by watchmen
March 16, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Kakampi Mo Ang Batas By Atty. Batas Mauricio “…If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever…” –Proverbs 29:14   There is one small (but significant) question about the proposal to synchronize the upcoming May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections with a plebiscite on amending the Constitution; can …

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Why Pacquiao doesn’t own Boracay West Cove

Posted by watchmen
March 16, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“Criticism is a misconception; we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.” –Emile M. Cioran   In the past seven years, I have been hearing a lot of people claiming—and insisting—that Sen. Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao “owns” a resort in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan in the Philippines. Most of them pointed to …

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PS5 impounds motorcycles with no papers, open mufflers

Posted by watchmen
March 15, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Police Station 5 (PS5) officers recently impounded several motorcycles and tricycles, following a random checkpoint in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City, late Tuesday evening. According to reports from PS5, they managed to impound a total of five motorcycles after their owners failed to produce pertinent documents for their vehicles. Police …

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‘Long process’ ahead of proposed Hinoba-an industrial zone –Lacson

Posted by watchmen
March 15, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said the Hinoba-an Industrial Estate still faces a “long process,” following a public hearing by the Negros Occidental Provincial Board committee on laws, which discussed the application of clearances on earth-balling mangroves and upland trees located in the town’s Barangay Bacuyangan, …

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Moises Padilla Mayor: I would have pushed the governor to sit on the floor

Posted by watchmen
March 15, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Amid reports claiming Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. called for Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña to “sit down” during the recent Philippine Sugarcane Industry Mechanization Expo at the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) compound in Bacolod City, the mayor said he did not hear the governor’s request. “I did not hear the governor telling me …

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CHED lists Negros Occidental schools eligible to provide free tuition

Posted by watchmen
March 15, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recently released a list of Negros Occidental state colleges where students can attend tuition-free. Starting in the 2018-2019 academic year, students are no longer required to pay tuition at Carlos C. Hilado Memorial State College, the Northern Negros State College of Science and …

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Container cargo capability considered for Port of Iloilo

Posted by watchmen
March 15, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

During a recent visit with Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III at City Hall, Port of Iloilo district collector John M. Simon said he would like to see the facility with the capabilities to accommodate for international container cargo. “If [traders] want to bring in international container rice [cargo] from other countries, they course it …

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Sagay City traffic enforcer mauled, nearly stabbed

Posted by watchmen
March 15, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A Sagay City traffic enforcer slightly wounded after he was recently mauled and nearly stabbed in the city’s Barangay Poblacion 2. The traffic enforcer was identified as 23-year-old Paul Cuenco, a resident of Barangay Bulanon in the said city. Reports by Sagay City police said Cuenco was on duty …

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Dealer yields P20K worth of shabu in Brgy. 2

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March 15, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A suspected drug dealer was arrested after Police Station 2 (PS2) anti-drug operatives conducted a Tuesday evening buy-bust operation at Purok Cagaycay in Barangay 2, Bacolod City. Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Kris Kevin Piso, a resident of the said barangay. PS2 commander, Police Chief Inspector Benedicto Villarias, …

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