At least three gunmen involved in Bacolod City councilor ambush –BCPO

Posted by watchmen
December 17, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) believes there may have been three or more gunmen involved in last Friday’s ambush on Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo Tan and his wife Anita at Purok 12A in the city’s Barangay Alangilan. BCPO director, Police Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, said the city councilor and …

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Western Visayas museum opens textile gallery

Posted by watchmen
December 17, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Western Visayas Regional Museum opened on Saturday, December 15, a gallery featuring the weaving tradition of the region. Dubbed “Habol Panay: The Woven Artistry Philippine Textiles,” the exhibit is the first ever gallery unveiled since the converted Old Iloilo Provincial Jail was opened as a regional museum last April in this city. The gallery …

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Iloilo City Hall, Plaza Libertad lit up for the holidays

Posted by watchmen
December 17, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

Mayor reaffirms ‘no vendors in the plaza’ policy   The Iloilo City Hall and Plaza Libertad were lit up for the Christmas season following a “switch-on” ceremony, which was led by Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III last week. “[Plaza Libertad] is where people gather,” he said. “That is why it is always the center …

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Water for Iloilo is here

Posted by watchmen
December 17, 2018
Posted in OPINION

For decades, Iloilo City has been suffering from a lack of potable water – even water for laundry. The local water utility firm has never fulfilled the dreams of having an abundant water supply. Historically, Ilonggos smiled as the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) entered a joint venture agreement allowing the Metro Pacific Water (MPW) …

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Army assures public not to worry about NPA statements

Posted by watchmen
December 15, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   After the New People’s Army (NPA) issued a statement saying they will conduct attacks in response to the recent extension of Martial Law in Mindanao, the Philippine Army 303rd Infantry Brigade (303 IB) assured the public not to worry. 303 IB commander, Army Colonel Benedict Arevalo, said the NPA …

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Barangay captains ordered to designate fireworks display areas

Posted by watchmen
December 15, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Bacolod City Market Coordinating Task Force head, Executive Assistant Ernesto Pineda, recently ordered the city’s 61 barangay captains to designate fireworks display areas within their respective jurisdictions ahead of holiday celebrations. According to Pineda, starting December 17, barangay captains must submit their recommendations as they will be subject to …

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Badjaos found remitting P38K from Bacolod City to Mindanao

Posted by watchmen
December 15, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Amid the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) operation to rescue Badjaos, commonly referred to as ‘sea gypsies’ and often seen begging on the street, the DSSD Anti-Mendicancy Task Force revealed during a recent radio interview that one such individual had remitted …

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Bago City recognized for rice program

Posted by watchmen
December 15, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Bago City government was recently recognized at the Pagdayaw 2018 Regional Excellence in Local Governance ceremony in Iloilo City earlier this week. The event was organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The city was named “Champion in Economic Governance” for its rice development program. The program was also named “Most …

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Over 2,000 new businesses opened in Iloilo City this year

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December 15, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Iloilo City Business Permits and Licensing Division (BPLD) recently revealed a total of 2,172 businesses opened in the city between January and December 7 this year. BPLD head Norman Tabud said their initial target for the year was 2,000. He believes the city’s infrastructure and reputation are attracted investors to the city. “Iloilo City …

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