Important warning to all feeble candidates

Posted by watchmen
March 29, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“If you can’t stand the heat in the dressing room, get out of the kitchen.” –Terry Venables   As local candidates prepare for a full-court press campaign sortie in the May elections, the searing heat brought by El Niño phenomenon threatens to cause some of them a terrible inconvenience, especially those with a bad history …

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Ka Frank ‘treated well in detention’

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

  BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL G. BAÑAGA   Ka Frank Fernandez – the arrested spokesman of the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Negros Island – is not being abused while in detention, according to Mayor Magdaleno Peña of Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. Peña fielded this statement after the NDF accused government forces of torturing Fernandez. Fernandez …

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Motorists tapped to solve NegOr board member’s slay

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL G. BAÑAGA   The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NORPPO) called on motorists to help in solving the murder of Provincial Board member Miguel Dungog. Dungog was gunned down by two motorcycle-riding suspects while he was walking down Dumaguete City around 4 p.m. on Monday. In a statement released yesterday, the NORPPO …

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SRA exec: Sugar industry ‘very vulnerable’

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL G. BAÑAGA   An official from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) once again expressed concern over the proposed liberalization of the sugar import policy in the country. SRA Board member Emilio Yulo III said the local sugar industry is “very vulnerable” at the moment. He added that President Rodrigo Duterte can any …

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Bago City PNP gets assault rifles from city government

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

  The Bago City government turned over six assault rifles to the Bago City Police Station yesterday. Mayor Nicholas Yulo led the turnover of guns to boost law enforcement capabilities of the local police. Yulo also urged Bago City Police Station personnel to maintain peace and order in the city. Meanwhile, Bago City Police Station …

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Man survives shooting in San Carlos

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   A 46-year-old man managed to escape with his life after he was shot by a motorcycle-riding gunmen at Barangay Guadalupe, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. The victim, Hipolito Decatoria, a resident of the said place, sustained multiple gunshot wounds on his body. San Carlos City police said Decatoria was …

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Brake failure eyed in DSB bus accident

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Traffic investigators from the Don Salvador Benedicto Police Station are now eyeing a possible brake failure as the reason behind the accident involving a Ceres bus liner, which claimed the lives of four people and injured eight others. Police Chief Master Sgt. Art Sorita, based on a statement …

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Rebel surrenders in Himamaylan

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL G. BAÑAGA   A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to government forces in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, the Philippine Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB said. The Army did not disclose the rebel’s identity, but said she was a woman. The rebel voluntarily turned herself in last Sunday, bringing with …

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NorthPort rolls past Alaska

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By ADRIAN STEWART CO NorthPort Batang Pier continued its second wind in the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup following a 94-84 victory over the Alaska Aces last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Sean Anthony led the way with double-double 24 points and 16 rebounds, while Stanley Pringle and Moala Tautuaa added 21 and 14 …

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