Ceres survives comeback and beats Global, 4-3

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June 18, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   After leading 3-0 after the first half, Ceres FC survived a comeback by Global Cebu FC, winning 4-3 in their Philippines Football League match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium over the weekend. Ceres midfielder Stephan Schröck opened scoring in the 35th minute. In the very next minute, midfielder Mike …

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Former English national team captain named Azkals coach

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June 18, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Former English national football team captain Terry Butcher was announced as the new coach of the Philippine national football team, the Azkals, last week. He replaces Thomas Dooley, who served as head coach since 2014. In his farewell, he expressed hope the Philippines will embrace football. “I hope, one …

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Triangular Bowlfest for Unity 2018

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June 18, 2018
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NOHS Classes of 94/90 lead competition   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The combined Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) Classes of 1994 and 1990 currently lead Bracket A in the ongoing Triangular Bowlfest for Unity 2018 at the Negros Super Lanes in the Goldenfield Commercial Complex. The leaders top the bracket with 1,587 pinfalls, …

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Chinese, Korean firms studying Negros-Guimaras-Panay bridges

Posted by watchmen
June 16, 2018
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Cadiao: Ferry companies may be affected, but the project will proceed   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao yesterday confirmed several firms from China and South Korea are visiting the Western Visayas to conduct further studies on the proposed Negros-Guimaras-Panay bridges. The governor, who was in Bacolod City for the 2nd …

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Riding-in-tandem kills one, wounds another in Brgy. 2

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June 16, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   One person was confirmed dead, while another was wounded, after riding-in-tandem gunmen opened fire yesterday morning at Purok Cagaycay in Barangay 2, Bacolod City. Police identified the fatality as 22-year-old Reymel Saldua, Jr., a resident of Purok Sto. Niño in the said barangay; while the wounded was 21-year-old Edmar …

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Man arrested for raping 8-year-old grandniece in Lambunao

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June 16, 2018
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A 53-year-old man was arrested earlier this week for raping his eight-year-old grandniece in Lambunao, Iloilo. The suspect was arrested inside his home after the victim claimed she was raped on three occasions since last month, with the most recent encounter occurring last Tuesday, June 12, the day of the arrest. Lambunao Municipal Police Station …

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Local transport group endorses mandatory drug testing for PUV operators

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June 16, 2018
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The Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (ICLAJODA) recently endorsed the proposal by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) calling for mandatory drug testing for public utility vehicle (PUV) operators. The proposal comes after President Rodrigo Duterte recommended mandatory drug testing for bus drivers, particularly those operating on long …

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RDC-6 approves proposed P3.5B budget

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June 16, 2018
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P667M allocated for Bacolod City   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Regional Development Council-VI (RDC-6) held its 2nd Quarter Meeting yesterday morning, where they approved a proposed P3.5 billion budget. During the meeting, which was attended by top officials from Region VI, the council approved the resolution, forwarded by the Infrastructure Development Committee, …

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Weather station upgrade training conducted in Iloilo City

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June 16, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Department of Agriculture-Region VI Climate and Environmental Risk Reduction Management Unit (CERRMU) held a training between June 13 and 15 in Iloilo City on upgrading automated weather stations (AWS). “We [are] targeting more accurate and systematic data gathering and observation with this improved design of AWS,” said Engr. Jimmy Eledia of CERRMU. “Since there …

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