Remains of missing RoRo passenger recovered off Bago City coast

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December 28, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The remains of the roll-on/roll-off ferry passenger who went missing last December 24 were recovered yesterday morning off the coast of Bago City. The victim, 38-year-old Rene Quilantang of Isabela, Negros Occidental, allegedly jumped off the LCT Archangels Navistar while enroute to the Bredco Port in Bacolod City. Based …

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The abusive Garins

Posted by watchmen
December 28, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.” –Patricia Cornwell   I salute Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Police Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, for lending support to Police Officer 3 Federico Macaya, Jr. of the Guimbal Police Station in Iloilo. I also applaud Philippine National Police (PNP) Director-General Oscar Albayalde for ordering …

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Glaring proof of unauthentic faith among Filipinos

Posted by watchmen
December 28, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“…For the Lord, your God, moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must therefore be clean so that he will not see among you anything unclean and turn away from you…” –Deuteronomy 23:14   While Filipinos were in a frenzy to celebrate Christmas, it’s not …

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La Castellana community celebrates mass wedding

Posted by watchmen
December 27, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

By Agnes Lira-Jundos   The La Castellana community of Hacienda Asuncion-Taburda, located in the town’s Barangay Robles, recently celebrated a mass wedding where 17 couples tied the knot, coinciding with the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Kasanag Study Center, a local center for women and young girls, collaborated with the couples for …

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Three firecracker-related incidents recorded in Negros Occidental

Posted by watchmen
December 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   At least three people were hospitalized on Christmas Eve following separate firecracker-related incidents across Negros Occidental. Police refused to name the victims, but specified two were nine years old and one was 17. Based on a radio report, the 17-year-old victim was from Barangay Bacong, Bago City and sustained …

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Four earthquakes interrupt holiday celebrations in Tayasan

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December 27, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Sipalay City struck by tremor on Christmas Day   Between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Tayasan, a municipality in Negros Oriental, endured four earthquakes, with the largest measuring 4.9 in magnitude and striking west of the town around 10:43 p.m. on Christmas Eve According to a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) bulletin, an …

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Firecracker, pyrotechnic device sales underway

Posted by watchmen
December 27, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The sale of firecrackers and other pyrotechnics is currently underway at the rear of the Pope John Paul II Tower, located in Bacolod City’s reclamation area. In a radio interview, Bacolod Firecracker Vendors Association President Allan Pacheco said, of the 68 kiosks constructed in the designated firecracker zone, 57 …

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GSIS extends housing condonation program until December 2019

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December 27, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has extended its housing account condonation program until December 31, 2019, to give prospective applicants more time to pay off their housing accounts. “We fully understand the predicament of our housing buyers and borrowers who are struggling to keep their homes, so we heeded their appeal. The …

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