Hope without action will never cure family conflicts

Posted by watchmen
June 30, 2018
Posted in OPINION

I am sending a strong message to family members who are currently suffering in silence due to conflict within the family. So much negative energy has been spent as a result of unresolved issues related to personality differences, finances, in laws, sibling rivalries, etc. Delaying action due to procrastination and indecision is like accepting, expecting, …

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Tayaba and Iloilo’s war on illegal drugs

Posted by watchmen
June 30, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“Being a good police officer is one of the most difficult, dangerous, idealistic jobs in the world.” –Thomas Hauser   While serving as Iloilo City Mobile Group chief in the late 1990s, Police Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba, current Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) director, was one of the police officials in Western Visayas close to …

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Negrense boxer fights for ABF title tonight in Bacolod City

Posted by watchmen
June 30, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Both John Michael Zulueta, originally from Calatrava, and Cebu City’s Cris Ganoza made weight during yesterday’s weigh-in, setting the stage for their Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) minimumweight title bout tonight, June 30, at the Gaisano City Mall in Bacolod City. The Negrense boxer called the fight a “huge break” …

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Ceres FC-Stallion Laguna rematch on Sunday

Posted by watchmen
June 30, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Following the 2-0 win by Ceres-Negros FC over Stallion Laguna FC earlier this week, the two meet again on Sunday, July 1, at the Panaad Park and Stadium. “Despite missing three of my players due to cards, I believe they are well-motivated and ready for the match,” said Stallion …

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Teacher suspected of hurting students, harassing colleagues

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A Paglaum Village National High School (PVNHS) teacher in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City is being accused of hurting her students and harassing the school principal and other teachers. In a radio interview yesterday morning, PVNHS Principal Lourdes de Paula said the involved teacher, identified as Emelyn Mercorio, harassed her …

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Three motives considered in murder of workers’ group leader

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   San Carlos City Police Station investigators are considering three possible motives behind Wednesday’s murder of sugarcane workers’ group leader and radio personality Julius Broce Barellano. San Carlos City deputy police chief, Police Chief Inspector Anthony Grande, said they are looking at the possibilities of a land conflict, personal grudge, …

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PRO-6 director determined to clean up law enforcement

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, visited the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday and expressed his determination to clean the ranks of the region’s police force. During his first meeting with members of the local media, the law enforcement official said he would implement …

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AWOL cop shot dead during CDEU operation

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A police officer who has been absent without official leave (AWOL) was shot dead by City Drug Enforcement Agency (CDEU) operatives during a buy-bust operation early yesterday morning in Barangay 20, Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as Police Officer 3 (PO3) Richard Dollosa, who was previously assigned to …

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Bogart’ unveiled at UNO-R

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

During the recent University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) College of Arts and Sciences General Assembly, a stuffed tiger by the name of Bogart was unveiled. The end result of the four-month long “Saving Bogart” team of Dr. Corazon Acaba, taxidermist Alma Tan, artist Christian Claur, along with other faculty and staff, the tiger will serve …

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TIIC providing livelihood training for those completing rehabilitation

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

As of last week, the Molo campus of the Technical Institute of Iloilo City (TIIC) began providing livelihood training for 66 drug personalities who previously surrendered to police and completed drug rehabilitation at an Iloilo City community change center. “After values formation and counseling, we offer them with livelihood skills training so they will be …

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