Vive le femme!

Posted by watchmen
March 11, 2019
Posted in OPINION

March 8 was International Women’s Day and may I say Hurray! Long live the woman, or Vive le femme as the French would have it, like when they shout “Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!” A surfeit of exclamations? Yes, if only to stress that, in this digital age, womankind still fights for equality with men. Take the …

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50,000 attend PDP-Laban rally in Victorias City

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An estimated 50,000 people attended yesterday’s PDP-Laban campaign rally in Victorias City. Incumbent Negros Occidental third district Congressman Alfredo Benitez said, in order to accommodate the huge crowd, they setup a giant monitor screen and makeshift stage at an adjacent open field. The outgoing congressman said the Victorias City Coliseum …

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Benitez backs release of ‘narco’ politicians list

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez expressed support for the release of the list containing the names of politicians allegedly involved in illegal drug activities. According to Benitez, it has been very difficult to end illegal drugs in the country because of protections provided by some politicians. The …

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Local farmers’ group reiterates call for land distribution

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

TFM: 12 families control 20% of CARP-eligible land Farmers’ organization Task Force Mapalad (TFM) marked International Women’s Day, which was observed yesterday, with a demonstration of around 3,000 farmers in Sagay City led by female leaders. The organization reiterated calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to fast-track agrarian reform programs in Negros, which were previously raised …

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Pimentel says lawmakers must ‘go slow’ on sugar import liberalization

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III yesterday said lawmakers have to slow down over the proposed sugar import liberalization, which is being pushed by several economic managers. In a private meeting with members of local media, the senator said the situation with rice tariffication is very different from the proposed sugar …

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Marañon distributes over P5M for various projects

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. recently turned over checks totaling P5.2 million to barangays in Valladolid, Murcia, La Castellana, and Silay City for various projects. P4 Million went to several Valladolid barangays intended for concreting projects, construction of a drainage canal and session hall, and the acquisition of a multipurpose vehicle. In term of …

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Cop survives NPA attack in Negros Oriental

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A police officer managed to escape with his life last Thursday after four members of the New People’s Army-Special Partisan Unit (NPA-SPARU) attempted to kill him in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental. Police identified the victim as Police Master Sergeant Humprey Teves, a member of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office. Based …

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Suspected NPA rebel dies after being abandoned by comrades

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The remains of a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebel were recovered last Wednesday by the Philippine Army 15th Infantry Battalion (15IB). Government forces identified the supposed NPA member as Ricky Pojas, a resident of Sitio Nailan in Candoni’s Barangay Cabia-an. In a statement provided by 15IB, Pojas was taken …

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Yap seeks back-to-back three-point shootout titles

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co   Escalante City native James Yap, who plays for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, is set to face tough competition when he defends his Three-Point Shootout title during this year’s PBA All-Star Week, which is set to take place from March 29 to 30 in Calasiao, Pangasinan. Those standing in …

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