Columbian Dyip hands NorthPort their first loss

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co   Columbian Dyip handed NorthPort Batang Pier its first defeat in the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup after a come-from-behind 110-100 win last night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. Jeepy Faundo, Jackson Corpuz, and Reden Celda finished with 15 points apiece; while Rashawn McCarthy offered a double-double with 14 …

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A huge deposit of gold still buried in the Philippines?

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“…Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind…” –Philippians 2:1-2   Are you a …

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‘Burning a house to kill a rat’

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in OPINION

Before becoming a college professor, I taught Grades 1 through 4. In much of my experience, I have dealt with students between the ages of six and 12 and, for me, educating young people towards becoming the leaders of tomorrow is fulfilling. However, the proposed amendment to RA 9344, or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare …

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A whirlwind of pride for Ilonggos

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared.” –Robbie Robertson   There is always an element of pride and exhilaration etched on the faces of Ilonggos anywhere in the world when discussing the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. They are always filled with excitement and enthusiasm when the topic of …

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Delgado monument unveiled

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

  The Megaworld Corporation honored Spanish sculptor Gines Serran-Pagan during the recent inauguration of the General Martin Delgado statue, which stands across from the Casa De Emperador in Iloilo City. The 8.8-meter bronze statue depicts the greatest Visayan ‘revolucionario,’ General Martin Delgado. It took nearly a month to transport the statue to the Philippines from …

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Diocese opposes lowering the age of criminal liability

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Gonzales: Criminal minors are ‘the real victims’   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Diocese of Bacolod Social Action Center (SAC) yesterday expressed opposition to the bill passed before the House of Representatives seeking to lower the age of criminal liability. SAC head, Rev. Fr. Chris Gonzales, said they do not deny that some …

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SRA board member appeals for intervention on proposed sugar ‘liberalization’

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Yulo: Food, beverage companies are lobbying for open importation   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) representative for planters, Atty. Emilio ‘Dino’ Yulo III, yesterday claimed, without intervention from President Rodrigo Duterte on the proposed deregulation of sugar importation, the local sugar industry would die. “[The] experience of Negros will show, …

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Agriculture up overall in 4Q, sugar production down –PSA

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Amid various institutions expressing opposition to plans by the government to deregulate sugar importation, including the Sugar Regulatory Administration, Negros Occidental Provincial Board, and Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), despite 2018 fourth quarter agriculture numbers up, reported a decline in sugarcane production. According to their 4Q report, agriculture overall, which includes …

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Study finds over a quarter of Filipinos use devices to pirate TV shows

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

  International market research and data analytics firm YouGov recently conducted a study on television viewing habits of Filipino consumers and found around 28 percent utilize devices intended to stream pirated content. Such devices, also known as illicit streaming devices (ISD), often come with applications allowing access to pirated content. Some of the popular applications …

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Red Cross standing by during festival highlights

Posted by watchmen
January 25, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

  The Philippine Red Cross-Iloilo will be prepared to tend to medical emergencies during the upcoming Iloilo Dinagyang Festival highlights, scheduled to take place from January 25 to 27, with 150 volunteers deployed across the city. Sixteen first aid stations will be set up, along with five stations ambulances and one emergency medical unit. “Do …

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