Himamaylan City volleyball league begins on April 14

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   A total of 19 teams are expected to compete in the second season of the 8th Mayor Tinto Bascon Summer Volleyball League Inter High School Open, which is scheduled to begin on April 14 at the Himamaylan courts. Among the teams expected to participate include the Foundation Preparatory Academy …

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Will Sara Duterte back Joe III vs. Jerry?

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2018
Posted in OPINION

  “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” –Groucho Marx   If we stretch our imaginations, the only way for Iloilo City Mayor Jose ‘Joe III’ Espinosa III to face Rep. Jerry Treñas for mayor in the 2019 elections is for Hugpong ng …

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Slice the airport alternative project cake equally

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2018
Posted in OPINION

  “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” –Albert Einstein   The $10-billion proposed alternative international airport project dangled by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) to the government should not be limited to serving Metro Manila alone. There are many airports of international standards outside Metro Manila and are better equipped …

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Holy Week

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

PCG: Outbound passenger numbers in Negros Occidental, Iloilo increasing   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yesterday reported the number of outbound passengers in Negros Occidental and Iloilo has started increasing ahead of the Holy Week observance. Based on data released by the PCG, as of 12:00 noon yesterday, as …

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Holy Week

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Vallacar conducting strict inspections   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The management of Vallacar Transit, Inc. (VTI), parent company of the Ceres Bus Liner, is currently conducting strict inspection of all passengers, amid the ongoing exodus for the observance of the Holy Week. Despite intensified security, VTI Legal and Media Relations Manager Jade Seballos …

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Suspected robbery group leader clubbed and killed in Pahanocoy

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A suspected robbery group leader was killed after being clubbed Sunday evening at Bangga Aning in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as 35-year-old Ritchie Villanueva, the suspected leader of the Riching Villanueva robbery group, which operates in the southern part of Negros Occidental. In a radio …

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Sayson ‘frustrated’ over HRET decision on poll protest

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Former Bacolod City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson yesterday expressed frustration over the recent decision by the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) denying his motion for reconsideration regarding a previous poll protest dismissal against his opponent, Bacolod City Lone District Representative Greg Gasataya. “I am very frustrated [by] …

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Murcia resident killed in drive-by shooting

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A 34-year-old man was killed following a Sunday evening drive-by shooting at Hacienda Wawa in Barangay Santa Rosa, Murcia, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as Raymund Barros, a resident of the said barangay. In a statement provided by Barros’ wife, the victim was sitting outside his home when …

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Fisherman accidentally drowns inside own fishing cage in Silay City

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A fisherman was declared dead after he accidentally drowned while fishing Sunday morning in Barangay Lantad, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as 56-year-old Renator Aquino, a resident of the said barangay. Silay City police investigators said Aquino’s son, Reneil, discovered the victim floating on his belly …

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Holy Week

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

Isabela preparing for annual pilgrimage   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor yesterday said Glory Hill, located in the town’s Barangay Mansablay, is ready to receive pilgrims for this year’s Holy Week. Malabor said the local government has already prepared Glory Hill, which features a 45-foot giant steel cross for both …

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