Guihulngan City police chief over deputy’s death

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December 26, 2018

NPA denies involvement in the murder By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOrPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Raul Tacaca, ordered the relief of Guihulngan City police chief, Police Superintendent Mario Baquiran, following the death of his deputy, Police Senior Inspector Porferio Gabuya, Jr., last Wednesday. According to Tacaca, Baquiran’s relief came …

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Firecracker zones designated in Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
December 26, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Iloilo City government recently designated specific areas in the city for the sale and purchase of firecrackers and other pyrotechnics. According to Executive order 119, issued by Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III, the corner of Circumferential Road 1 and Jocson Street; C1 corner at Iloilo East Coast-Capiz, along Ondoy’s Sugbahan; and Muelle Loney …

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La Paz batchoy, pancit molo ‘capitals’ declared

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December 26, 2018
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The Iloilo City Sangguniang Panlungsod recently passed a resolution declaring food capitals within the city. The La Paz district was named the “La Paz Batchoy capital of the Philippines,” while the Molo district was given the same distinction for pancit molo. Iloilo City Councilor Jose Efrain Treñas promoted the pancit molo segment of the resolution, …

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Congressman celebrates birthday with Marcos, Dela Rosa

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December 26, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental third district Congressman Alfredo Benitez celebrated his 54th birthday last Thursday in Talisay City, which featured appearances by senatorial candidates, former Philippine National Police Director-General Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. In a media interview, Benitez said candidate appearances show how important the third …

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NOPPO: No indiscriminate firing during the holiday season

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December 26, 2018
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO), led by Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., declared “no indiscriminate firing” this yuletide season. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director-General Oscar Albayalde refrained from gun-muzzling this year, stating, he is confident PNP members are responsible enough not to fire their guns. PNP personnel …

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NOPPO: No indiscriminate firing during the holiday season

Posted by watchmen
December 26, 2018
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO), led by Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., declared “no indiscriminate firing” this yuletide season. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director-General Oscar Albayalde refrained from gun-muzzling this year, stating, he is confident PNP members are responsible enough not to fire their guns. PNP personnel …

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The biggest family business you’ve never heard

Posted by watchmen
December 26, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“I hope your first deal is a loser, otherwise you’ll think you’re a lot smarter than you are.” That was how Charles Koch described what his dad, Fred Koch, the founder of Koch Industries, told him before handing over the CEO leadership. His advice was genuinely embraced by Charles, and he went on to grow …

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Be an SM Foundation Scholar

Posted by watchmen
December 21, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The years 2015 and 2018 are ones that Danielle Francis Olsen is not likely to forget. The former was when she entered college to take up accountancy at the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, and the latter was when she graduated summa cum laude. All this was made possible with deep faith, hard work, …

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‘My Story, My SM’ sails south

Posted by watchmen
December 21, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

“My Story, My SM” sails from Luzon to the Visayas as it continues its journey with stories from the islands. This time, we will see how design, music and food break barriers, and how SM has become part of the lives of residents in the cities of Cebu, Iloilo and Bacolod. These are stories from …

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