4Ps makes Pinoys lazy

Posted by watchmen
June 8, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Life is meant for people to be industrious, persevering, patient, hardworking, passionate, dedicated, loving, understanding, among other qualities. Many believe politics makes people lazy. In order for politicians to remain in power and continuing accumulating wealth, they must win over voters by making them like barking dogs. There are no more decent ways to win …

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Ilonggo trade ‘missionaries’ work like an octopus

Posted by watchmen
June 8, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” –Colin Powell   We expected our private sector-inspired Ilonggo trade “missionaries” to sustain their momentum from the week-long “introduction” of Iloilo City in New York when they storm Fairfax, Virginia last Wednesday, concluded their mission in Washington, DC yesterday, and prepare …

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Wealth does not last beyond three generations

Posted by watchmen
June 8, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Prof. Enrique Soriano   Research confirms the truth of this old saying. A significant 90 percent of family owning businesses lose their wealth by the end of the third generation. The real tragedy is “If wealth disappears, so does the family.” When family members are pitted against each other, expect familial ties severed for good. …

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Asian On-Road Championship

Posted by watchmen
June 8, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Round 2 opens in Bacolod City   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Asian On-Road Championship, an annual event featuring remote control cars, opens its second round today at the Bacolod Central District Speedway, which is located next to Robinsons Place Bacolod. The event runs until Sunday, June 10. This is the first time …

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Ceres FC comes from behind to beat Davao, 2-1

Posted by watchmen
June 8, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Ceres-Negros FC came from behind to beat Davao Aguilas FC, 2-1, earlier this week in their Philippines Football League (PFL) match at the Panaad Park and Stadium. The visitors opened scoring in the 14th minute after Davao midfielder James Younghusband got one past Ceres keeper Toni Doblas. Ceres defender …

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P232M collection from Ceneco member-consumers questioned

Posted by watchmen
June 7, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Petierre: Collection should be delayed for ‘humanitarian reasons’   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Diocese of Bacolod Social Action Center (SAC) questioned the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) over the ongoing collection of P232 million from its member-consumers. The amount stems from “unnominated quantities” accumulated from the Korean Electric Power Corporation-Salcon Power …

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Feasibility study into drainage master plan to be conducted

Posted by watchmen
June 7, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently revealed the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed the bidding process for a comprehensive drainage system master plan for the city. The mayor called it “very good news,” noting, “The best part of this feasibility study is the integration of both the national and local drainage systems.” …

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New PRO-6 chief wants a more disciplined police force

Posted by watchmen
June 7, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

NOPPO backs intensified policies to instill discipline   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   During the official Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) turnover of command earlier this week, newly-appointed PRO-6 commander, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, said he wants a more disciplined police force. He vowed, within his first month, more monitoring of police officers will …

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Bacolod City considered for PDEA ‘reformation’ program

Posted by watchmen
June 7, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is considering Bacolod City as a possible pilot area for the “Balay Silangan Reformation” program, which is intended to rehabilitate and reform drug offenders. In a letter signed by PDEA Director Aaron Aquino, with sites inaugurated in Sarangani, Nueva Ecija, and Caloocan City, …

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Army battalion of 500 men deployed to Negros Island

Posted by watchmen
June 7, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Philippine Army deployed the newly-activated 94th Infantry Battalion to Negros Island yesterday to augment the existing three battalions in the island’s two provinces. This was announced by the 3rd Infantry Division in an emailed statement on the same day. Brigadier General Dinoh Dolina, commander of the 3rd ID, led the send-off ceremony and closing …

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