Reward for information on Moises

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April 29, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

Padilla ‘double murder’ upped to P2M By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved in the recent murders of Moises Padilla Municipal Councilor Michael Garcia and the town’s former Liga ng mga Barangay President (ABC) Mark Garcia was increased to P2 million. After Negros Occidental …

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The ‘Big Biker’ experience in Iloilo City

Posted by watchmen
April 29, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Imagine 2,000 motorcyclists from around the country converging on one city for a two-night gathering filled with camaraderie and fun moments. That is exactly what took place earlier this month in Iloilo City, which hosted the 25th National Federation of the Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines National Convention at the Iloilo Convention Center. The event …

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Why can’t the country have new faces in the Senate?

Posted by watchmen
April 29, 2019
Posted in OPINION

A group of golfers and doctors were engaged in a “beer talk” at a golf course and wondered why the country can’t have new faces running for Senate. A golfer named James wondered why voters should re-elect senators who have already served their six-year term. “Can we not give chances to deserving Pinoys who are …

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‘Double murder’ raps filed over Moises Padilla murders

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April 27, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Moises Padilla police yesterday filed double murder charges against incumbent Moises Padilla Municipal Councilor Agustin ‘Nene’ Grande, Barangay Tanod Joe Cesar, and five “John Does” in connection with the deaths of the former Association of Barangay Captains President Mark Garcia and his nephew, Moises Padilla Municipal Councilor Michael …

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Iloilo City Council passes resolution declaring ‘State of Calamity’

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April 27, 2019
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Nava: If nobody challenges, there is quorum   Despite there only be eight members of the Iloilo City Sangguniang Panlungsod present for the recent special session, a resolution was unanimously passed declaring a “State of Calamity” over the city due to ongoing El Niño conditions, which AccuWeather describes as a climate pattern that raises sea …

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Initiative seeks to train Filipinos on digital literacy

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April 27, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Facebook, in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Information and Communications Technology, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and various civil society organizations, recently launched “Digital Tayo,” a nationwide digital literacy program. “Digital literacy has traditionally focused on helping people learn to use computers, get jobs, or access information from the internet,” explained Facebook …

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Congressman expresses shock over Moises Padilla killings

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April 27, 2019
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Officials concerned with the optics of the situation   By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Several Negros Occidental politicians have expressed shock over last Thursday’s murders of Moises Padilla Municipal Councilor Michael Garcia and Mark Garcia including Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Alejandro Mirasol, who was reportedly attending a caucus in Binalbagan when he learned …

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Agreement signed to grant scholarships to Negros Occidental vocational students

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April 27, 2019
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Program seeks to assist ‘young Negrense men’   Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement with Dualtech Training Center Foundation Inc. to provide scholarships for 20 Negros Occidental students enrolled in vocational-technical courses. Eligible recipients will undergo a two-year training on electromechanics technology at the Dualtech Training Center technical school …

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Loans offered for recent graduates of agriculture-related courses

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April 27, 2019
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Repayment is within eight years while accruing 2% interest   The Department of Agriculture announced they would be extending loans for recent graduates of agriculture-related courses in order to develop farming projects. “We will encourage young students graduating from college to go back to the farms and use the technologies and knowledge that they learned,” …

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Himamaylan barangay captain responds to ‘fake scholarship’ accusations

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April 27, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   After a local radio station claimed Barangay Su-ay Captain Cherry Hope Maravilla Belarga of Himamaylan City was financially benefiting from an allegedly fake Commission on Higher Education scholarship program, the barangay official affirmed the program’s legitimacy. According to the accusers, the recruiter handling the community scholarship program is fake …

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