Over P1.3M in crop losses reported in San Enrique

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

According to a recent report by the Negros Occidental Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, between September 3 and 5, around P1.339 million in crop losses were reported in San Enrique. The losses affected local rice crops, which were flooded due to recent heavy rains. As a result, 59 farmers and just over 653 hectares of …

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Bacolod City establishment allowing lewd-dancing minors considered for closure

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Montoyo: Business tried to reclassify their permit following the incident By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Executive Assistant Sammy Montoyo recently revealed he will be recommending Peats and Beans for closure. A viral video recently revealed the Bacolod City establishment, located along Lacson Street in Barangay 5, featured female minors performing lewd dances. According to the …

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Penalties recommended against businesses dumping oil in city drainage

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) cluster head Joemarie Vargas yesterday said he would recommend the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) introduce an ordinance to impose penalties against restaurants and food stall owners who dump cooking oil into the city drainage system. Following declogging operations that extracted hardened cooking oil, …

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Local Comelec projects 500K registered voters in Capiz

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Capiz is projecting the province will have at least 500,000 registered voters for the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. Capiz Comelec elections supervisor, Atty. Wil Arceño, said, as of September 1, their office has received 14,000 new registrations. With 479,999 registered as of last May’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, …

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Metrobank names Pavia teacher among ‘Ten Outstanding Filipinos’

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
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Winners each receive P1 million Metrobank Foundation Inc. recently revealed this year’s “Ten Outstanding Filipinos,” which included Alma S. Janagap, an English teacher and remedial adviser at Pavia National High School. She was one of four teachers named this year. An advocate of a culture of reading, she developed a school-based reading clinic, a facility …

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Newborn found dead in Brgy. 19

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A newborn baby was found dead Wednesday evening along JV Street in Barangay 19, Bacolod City. The child, which was confirmed by police to be a female, was discovered inside a plastic bag with its umbilical cord still attached and wrapped around her neck. Based on official information by Police …

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Ceneco general manager denies falsification charges

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
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Lagarde: The case is nine years old By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After being sentenced to serve time in jail by Bacolod Municipal Trial Court in Cities-Branch 5 Judge Remegio Rojo, Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde, Jr. denied the falsification charges filed against him and two other former Ceneco officials. …

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Labor dispute settled

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
Posted in OPINION

After a series of mediation conferences before single-entry approach (SEnA) desk officer/conciliator-mediator Romeo Pasustento of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) Regional Arbitration Branch-Region VI, a settlement was agreed to between the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital employees’ union, the National Federation of Labor Union-Kilusang Mayo Uno, represented by Santi E. Mamon; hospital …

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Had no idea writing about yourself in third person was so common

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“Third person (noun): The form of pronouns and verbs that people use when speaking or writing about other people.” –Cambridge Dictionary After attending journalism school and working in the media industry on-and-off since high school, I have never encountered one instance of a reporter writing a straight news article about themselves; let alone in third …

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