Over 900 daily transactions at Aklan Serbilis Center

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Aklan Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Serbilis Center reported an average of 911 transactions were conducted daily between May 1 and 28 this year, up from the 631 reported during the same period last year. “We are trying to catch up with the demands of our clients,” said Provincial Statistics Officer Antonet Catubuan. She noted, …

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PSA respondent’s forum held last week in Kalibo

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Aklan Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) held a respondent’s forum last week at the Royal Suites Condotel in Kalibo, where local business owners, managers, accounting clerks, and administrative staff participated in this year’s business and industry survey. Those gathered were informed of the importance of data collection and how it is used in measuring economic …

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SSS accepts scanned LOA for Loan Restructuring Program application

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The state-run Social Security System (SSS) on Thursday said all its branches nationwide now accept scanned copies of Letter of Authority (LOA) received through e-mail by representatives of member-borrowers applying for the Loan Restructuring Program (LRP) with penalty condonation. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said the authorized representative must submit the …

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NegOcc to get 80,000 bags of NFA rice by June

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The National Food Authority (NFA) in Negros Occidental is expected to get an initial allocation of 80,000 bags of rice from Vietnam by June 10. NFA-Negros Occidental Provincial Manager Frisco Canoy said his office received a notice from NFA central office that the vessel started loading the rice supply on Wednesday. The loading of the …

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Will Drilon let go of Lex Tupas?

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” –Havelock Ellis   Senator Franklin Drilon considers former Iloilo City Councilor, Dr. Nielex ‘Lex’ Tupas, an asset to the Liberal Party (LP), Ugyon Party’s umbrella political party. Tupas is the youngest son of former Iloilo Governor Neil D. Tupas, …

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DPWH lacks road safety signage

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Why doesn’t the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) require contractors to install appropriate safety signage at all road projects? Motorists have noticed, there are no reflective signs, improvised or otherwise, which would allow drivers to see them at night. It would appear, DPWH needs a vehicle to drive into a canal before they …

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Iloilo City considering new stadium

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Speaking before the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Star game, which took place at the University of San Agustin gym last weekend, Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said the city is considering the construction of a stadium with a capacity to seat 7,000 spectators. “We have already identified the place and our plans are now …

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Negros Tenpin Open Bowling Tournament

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Competition closes on Sunday   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The 20th Negros Tenpin Open Bowling Tournament, which opened earlier this week at the East Bowling Center, located at the Lopue’s East Centre in Bacolod City, will come to a close on Sunday, June 3. The competition is divided into mixed open masters, senior …

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Sagay City Marañon Youth Cup

Posted by watchmen
June 1, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Miriam College wins   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Miriam College recently won the Girls 18 division of the 1st Sagay City Marañon Youth Cup at the Sagay City National High School football field, defeating the Negros Selection in the final, 4-1. Cadiz FC took third place after beating Sagay North Negros, 2-1, in …

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