Duterte orders DILG to sue Garins for allegedly mauling cop

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December 28, 2018
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President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to file charges against the Iloilo mayor and congressman who allegedly mauled a cop on Wednesday, December 26. This was Duterte’s response when asked by a reporter in Daraga, Albay for his comment after Iloilo 1st District Representative Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. and …

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PNP seizes firecrackers without transport permit in Bacolod

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December 28, 2018
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The Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Civil Security Unit (RCSU-6) in Western Visayas has seized P107,630 worth of firecrackers and pyrotechnics transported without permit by a seller in Bacolod City on Wednesday, December 26. Senior Police Officer 1 Joshua Barile, head of RCSU-6 Firearms and Explosive Section, said in an interview yesterday that retailer John …

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Top drug suspect arrested in Punta Taytay

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December 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The tenth-most wanted drug personality by Police Station 9 (PS9) was recently arrested during a buy-bust operation at Purok Mahinangpanon in Barangay Punta Taytay, Bacolod City. Police identified the suspect as Justine Atenta ‘Baktin’ Muesco, a resident of Purok Masipag in the said barangay. PS9 commander, Police Senior Inspector …

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Watchmen Daily Journal celebrates Christmas at Yakimix

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December 28, 2018
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Story by Paulo Loreto Lim Photos by Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The staff of Watchmen Daily Journal celebrated Christmas this year with a feast at Yakimix, an all-you-can-eat establishment at SM City Bacolod that offers customers both a variety of freshly-prepared dishes along with food that can be cooked right at the table. Yakimix …

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Tropical Depression ‘Usman’

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December 28, 2018
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Sea travel in the Western Visayas suspended   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Thousands of holiday travelers were stranded at various ports across the Western Visayas yesterday afternoon after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) suspended sea travel due to Tropical Depression “Usman.” PCG-Bacolod station commander, Lieutenant Commander Ludovico Librilla, said the suspension took effect …

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Survey finds nearly all Filipinos are optimistic for 2019

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December 28, 2018
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A survey recently conducted by Cebu-based financial services company Flexi Finance Asia Inc. found 94 percent of respondents were optimistic for the new year. The survey included 1,000 respondents from across the country between the ages of 25 and 55. According to Flexi Finance Asia Chief Marketing Officer Richard Lorincz, there was also a focus …

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Anti-crime operation in Negros Oriental leaves five dead

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December 28, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   At least five people were killed yesterday morning after the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOrPPO) conducted anti-crime operations. Police identified the fatalities as Jimmy Revilla, Reneboy Fat, Jun Cubol, Demetrio Fat, and Jesus Isugan. NOrPPO director, Police Senior Superintendent Raul Tacaca, said the operation was conducted in cooperation …

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Boracay among ‘Top 10’ NYE destinations for Filipinos

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December 28, 2018
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Travel company Agoda, which earlier named two hotels in Dumaguete City and two in Boracay among this year’s Agoda Gold Circle Award recipients, recently placed Boracay, the popular Aklan resort destination, among the top 10 destinations for Filipinos to ring in the new year. Based on booking data, Boracay was one of five domestic destinations …

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