Burn the house down, kill the rats, or transfer?

Posted by watchmen
November 29, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.” –Jack Kerouac   Eyebrows rose during a rally last Monday in Iloilo City’s Plaza Libertad when placards that read “Pro-Panay Electric Company (PECO)” were shown in opposition to the entry of rival company More Electric and Power Corporation (More Power). Who were these protesters? Where …

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Gasataya volleyball competition opens today at BCNHS

Posted by watchmen
November 29, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas-Cong. Greg Gasataya (LPVI-Cong. Greg Gasataya) Visayas Volleyball Finals open today at 1:00 p.m. at the Bacolod City National High School (BCNHS) gym. The competition will be divided into U-19 boys and girls categories, which will each be divided into brackets. In the girls’ division, …

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2018 DFL 3rd Conference

Posted by watchmen
November 29, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Futsal quarterfinals begin tomorrow   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The 2018 Dynamic Football League (DFL) 3rd Conference futsal quarterfinals begin tomorrow, November 30, at the Panaad Covered Court in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City. In the Born 2004 girls division, Bata Tigers meets the Parents and Players Football Association of Cadiz City (PPFACC-Cadiz) at …

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Courtyard by Marriott brightens up Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
November 28, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo recently began their holiday festivities with a grand Christmas lighting ceremony in the hotel lobby, which is dressed up in gold, copper, and crimson red to tell a story about the journey home, complete with globes, compasses, and vintage bags on display. “It’s time to come back home and celebrate …

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Dengue kills two in Bacolod City

Posted by watchmen
November 28, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   According to recent data released by the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO), dengue claimed the lives of two minors in the city earlier this month. In a radio interview yesterday, CHO Environment and Sanitation Division head, Dr. Grace Tan, said both patients were three years old. The first was …

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Provincial Drug Summit at the L’Fisher today

Posted by watchmen
November 28, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A total of 622 barangay captains are expected to attend today’s Provincial Drug Summit at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City. Negros Occidental Liga ng mga Barangay (Liga) President Juvy Pepillo said Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) chair Catalino Cuy will serve as keynote speaker, adding, DBB and Philippine Drug …

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Comelec to raffle Leonardia disqualification petition

Posted by watchmen
November 28, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Majarucon-Sia: Decision may come after election   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will raffle the disqualification petition filed by local journalist Edgar Cadagat against incumbent Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia. Comelec-Bacolod elections supervisor, Atty. Mavil Majarucon-Sia, said the petition would be raffled before the Comelec Office of the Clerk …

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2018 Seal of Good Local Governance

Posted by watchmen
November 28, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

Binalbagan is the sole Negros municipality awarded   The Department of the Interior and Local Government formally awarded Binalbagan the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance. The town is the only Negros municipality to be conferred the honor this year. The Western Visayas earned a total of 37 awards, 17 of which went to municipalities. …

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DOE offers tips on energy conservation

Posted by watchmen
November 28, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

During a recent barangay forum at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Social Hall, the Department of Energy (DOE) offered tips on energy conservation. According to DOE Energy Industry Management Division officer-in-charge, Engr. Jose Rey Maleza, there are several ways to responsibly reduce energy consumption. He suggested ironing on a weekly basis, checking the refrigerator door …

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