Officiating seminar-workshop opens today

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   A Negros Occidental Provincial Sports Council sports officiating seminar-workshop opens today across the province. Today’s events run until Saturday, October 20, while a second session will run from October 29 to 31. The event seeks to update sports officiating officials on current trends, rules and regulations, and competencies in …

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Poverty of reason

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in OPINION

Looking for an honest politician in the contemporary Philippines is like searching for an imaginary flower in a garden of contradiction. Candidates in the upcoming midterm elections are displaying their messianic qualities to the public – carrying torches to shed light on societal problems and the unending promises of genuine change. Amid the height of …

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Biron vs. Defensor, an icy rivalry

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“The rivalry is with ourselves. I try to be better than is possible. I fight against myself, not against the other.” –Luciano Pavarotti   This is the first time in recent memory that two candidates for Iloilo governor have refrained to mudslinging (so far). While both Iloilo fourth district Rep. Ferjenel ‘Ferj’ Biron and Iloilo …

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Three-way race for Bacolod City mayor

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Leonardia more confident in a 15-0 sweep By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After the Asenso for Better Bacolod-Magbinuligay Kita para sa Kauswagan coalition earlier revealed former Bacolod City Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue as their candidate for mayor, local radio personality Ray Carmona has since thrown his hat into the ring as an independent, making the race …

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CDEU: Recovered illegal drugs are old stock

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga City Drug Enforcement Unit team leader, Police Inspector Adrian James Albaytar, confirmed in a radio interview yesterday that illegal drugs recently confiscated in Bacolod City are “old stock” left behind by drug group leaders. Albaytar said local drug group leaders had been stocking up on illegal drugs ahead of the …

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Negros Occidental boasts higher than expected corn harvest

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Office of the Provincial Agriculturist credits mechanization During yesterday’s Corn Field Day and Harvest Festival at Paglaum Village, in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mansilingan, Negros Occidental provincial agriculturist, Atty. Japhet Masculino, revealed their typical three tons per hectare yield for corn was now higher at an average six to eight tons per hectare. He credited mechanization …

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Akbayan holds demonstration in Bacolod City

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Progressive group Akbayan recently held a demonstration outside the Burgos Public Market in Bacolod City, where they protested the rising cost of goods. The group expressed their anger at the current situation at a time when poverty remains a problem in the country, citing a recent Social Weather Stations survey that found 12.2 million Filipino …

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Two arrested in Silay City anti-drug operation

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two suspected drug personalities were arrested yesterday afternoon following an anti-drug operation at Burgos-Rizal Streets in Barangay 2, Silay City. Police identified the arrested suspects as Joyny Lacson and Janny Jordan, residents of the said area. Silay City police said the suspects were arrested after they sold one big sachet …

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Mayor orders flags at half-mast following former vice mayor’s passing

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia ordered flags at half-mast earlier this week after former Bacolod City Vice Mayor Wilmar Drilon passed away last week. He was 76. According to the mayor’s order, flags at the Bacolod City Government Center, other city government offices, public schools, and buildings within the city must be flown at half-mast …

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‘Friends’ to vie for EB Magalona mayor

Posted by watchmen
October 18, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

Lacson: Unity didn’t work out By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member David Lacson yesterday filed his certificate of candidacy to run for EB Magalona mayor, where he faces his “friend,” incumbent Mayor Marvin Malacon. The provincial official said he originally planned to run as vice mayor; however, the two clashed on …

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