Since he is eligible for bail, Trillanes won’t go to jail

Posted by watchmen
September 27, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“…So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised…” –Hebrews 10:35-37   Truthfully, despite the Makati City Regional Trial Court-Branch 150 …

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Treñas puts Baronda in the firing line

Posted by watchmen
September 27, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.” –Hubert H. Humphrey   By labeling former City Councilor Julienne ‘Jam-Jam’ Baronda as Iloilo City’s “first congresswoman-to-be” during an event over the weekend in Barangay Cubay in the city’s Jaro district, incumbent Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas put her head in the firing …

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2018 DFL 2nd Conference

Posted by watchmen
September 27, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Finals showdown set for Sunday   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The eight teams competing in the 2018 Dynamic Football League (DFL) 2nd Conference finals this Sunday, September 30, at the Sta. Maria Football Fields in Talisay City have been decided. The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos will meet Villa Angela FC in the Born …

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Fil-Sino Inter-Company Basketball Tournament

Posted by watchmen
September 27, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Organic Solutions, Basecom post wins   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Organic Solutions recently defeated JSY Transport, 83-81, while Basecom beat Silver Dragon Transport, 95-83, in the ongoing Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade, Inc. (AACI) Inter-Company Basketball Tournament game at the St. John’s Institute Msgr. John Liu Activity Center. The tournament previously held games at …

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SM City Bacolod celebrates the Mooncake Festival

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

SM City Bacolod’s observance of the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Mooncake Festival, is currently underway with a variety of activities going on at the mall. The observance, the second most important celebration on the Chinese calendar after Lunar New Year, celebrates the annual harvest moon. Believed to be at its largest and fullest point, it emerges …

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60 NPA rebels, supporters surrender in Binalbagan

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Around 60  New People’s Army (NPA) members and supporters recently surrendered to the Philippine Army. In a radio interview yesterday morning, Philippine Army 62nd Infantry Battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Egbert Dacoscos, said the said rebels are residents of two barangays in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental. Dacoscos said those yielding to …

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Presidential task force investigating shooting of broadcaster’s home

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September 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is now investigating the shooting of a Talisay City home owned by radio broadcaster Rey Siason. According to Siason, the PTFoMS immediately coordinated with him following the incident last week. The radio personality also said authorities recovered several closed-circuit television videos …

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Baciwa union bucks privatization proposal

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September 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) Employees Union (BEU) recently expressed their opposition to any form of privatization. In response to an unsolicited proposal by the MetroPac Water Investments Corporation, Prime Water Infrastructure Corporation, and the Manila Water Company Inc. to form a public private partnership, BEU President Claudio …

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Southern Negros experiences two quakes

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Seismic activity was recorded in the southern portion of Negros last Monday, with a 2.3-magnitude tremor striking just west of Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental shortly after midnight and another 2.3-magnitude quake in the waters south of Siaton, Negros Oriental that evening, around 10:50 p.m. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, neither event caused …

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Four rabies deaths reported in Negros Occidental

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September 26, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Based on recent data from the Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6), the number of rabies-related fatalities in Negros Occidental is up to four this year. DOH-6 Regional Rabies Program coordinator Ame Liz Mardoquio said, from January to June of this year, the department recorded a total of 51,967 dog …

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