Do not mourn Boracay’s closure

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2018
Posted in OPINION

As Boracay closes to the world, we know it will be a big financial loss. Who would ever think the island would be closed? Only the likes of President Rodrigo Duterte, who is looked at as a man of no mercy, could push through with it. The president is a man who can see the …

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Alan loses credibility

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“A constructive approach to diplomacy doesn’t mean relinquishing one’s rights. It means engaging with one’s counterparts, on the basis of equal footing and mutual respect, to address shared concerns and achieve shared objectives.” –Hassan Rouhani   If he still has a delicadeza left in him, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano should have resigned immediately …

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2018 PRISAA Meet

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Western Visayas takes women’s volleyball titles   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Western Visayas secondary girls’ and collegiate women’s volleyball teams captured their respective titles at the 2018 National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) meet in Tagbilaran, Bohol, beating Calabarzon in both divisions. Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) led the secondary girls’ …

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Negros Basketball Association President’s Cup

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Red House Taiwan Shabu Shabu/UNO-R looks to stay undefeated   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Red House Taiwan Shabu Shabu/The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) hopes to remain undefeated in the ongoing Negros Basketball Association President’s Cup at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School gym as they prepare to face ESJ Fyre Fyter on …

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Iloilo Bike Festival begins on Tuesday

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Over 5,000 are expected to take part in the 5th Iloilo Bike Festival, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 1, and run until May 6. Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said the event helps promote a cycling culture. “Biking has become the Ilonggos’ hobby these days, we have a very bike-friendly environment,” …

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Mayor Jose Espinosa Cup basketball tournament opens on Sunday

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

  The Mayor Jose Espinosa Cup Iloilo City Invitational Basketball Tournament is set to open this weekend, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. at the La Paz District Plaza covered gym. According to City Sports Division officer-in-charge Moises Salomon, the tournament will be divided into several categories, including inter-agency, inter-district barangay official, open, and 40-up. “We …

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Manapla softball tournaments open today

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

The Negros First 2nd Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. Area 2 Inter-Hacienda Summer League and the 1st Lourdes Soccorro Escalante Open Summer League are both scheduled to open today, April 28, at the Hacienda Lourdes Ballpark in Manapla. A total of 13 teams are expected to take part in the competitions. The Negros First tournament will …

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Benitez unhurt in Zamboanga City bridge collapse

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez was unhurt after he and several other officials from the National Housing Authority (NHA) experienced a bridge collapse yesterday morning in Barangay Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City. Benitez, Zamboanga City first district Rep. Celso Lobregat, and Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar were …

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Palace confident petitions seeking to stop Boracay closure will be dismissed

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

While addressing the media yesterday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. affirmed the planned closure of resort destination Boracay will push through despite petitions currently before the Supreme Court calling for a halt to the shutdown. “An earlier Supreme Court ruling already recognized [the] bulk of Boracay belongs to the state,” he explained. “We do not …

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USLS graduate top bar exam

Posted by watchmen
April 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A University of St. LaSalle (USLS) graduate was revealed to have topped the 2017 bar examinations after the results were released yesterday. 31-year-old Mark John Simondo, a resident of Lopez Jaena in Bacolod City’s Barangay 33 and son of a retired Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) official, scored 91.05 …

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