Facilitator who brought Dinagyang, Manggahan to NYC is The FilAm’s cover story

Posted by watchmen
June 25, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“In a magazine, one can get – from cover to cover – 15 to 20 different ideas about life and how to live it.” –Maya Angelou Josephine ‘Joji’ Jalandoni, the facilitator who made the participation of Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival and Guimaras’ Manggahan Festival in last year’s Philippine Independence Day Parade in New York City …

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One dead, three wounded in Negros Oriental gun battle

Posted by watchmen
June 24, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga At least one soldier was killed, while three others were wounded, after an encounter early Sunday morning with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents at Sitio Kambugtong, located in Barangay Bantolinao, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental. The Philippine Army has yet to identify the four individuals as they are still in the …

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Man dies in Iloilo City meat grinder

Posted by watchmen
June 24, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An 18-year-old man was killed over the weekend after getting caught in a meat grinder in Barangay Mansaya-Lapuz, located in Iloilo City’s La Paz district. Police identified the fatality as Jomar Jungco, a resident of Lauan, Antique. Based on statements provided by the victim’s co-workers to police, Junco was reaching …

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Moises Padilla government staff lament Peña loss

Posted by watchmen
June 24, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Three Moises Padilla municipal government officials recently lamented Magdaleno Peña’s unsuccessful reelection bid in last month’s mayoral elections. According to the most recent returns, Mayor-elect Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo garnered 13,056 votes to Peña’s 5,493. In a joint statement signed by Municipal Civil Registrar Jonalyn Diaz, Municipal Accountant Elsie Meguiso, and …

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Roast chicken vendor in Pahanocoy robbed

Posted by watchmen
June 24, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A shop selling roast chicken, or “lechon manok,” was robbed late Friday night in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City. Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Michelle Nasis, a Barangay Sum-ag resident and service crew member at the Chooks-to-Go branch in the said neighborhood. Based on information provided by Police Station 8 …

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Local journalist files P10M lawsuit against lawyer involved in ambush case

Posted by watchmen
June 24, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A local journalist recently filed a P10 million lawsuit against Atty. Erfe del Castillo, the lawyer involved in the December 2018 ambush case. According to Dolly Yasa, after being named as a suspect in the case, the accusations brought on “physical, mental, stress, and psychological strain.” Based on a copy …

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Provincial gov’t union expresses concern for contractual workers

Posted by watchmen
June 24, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga In response to Negros Occidental Governor-elect Eugenio Jose Lacson earlier indicating his administration would utilize a minimal number of contractual employees, the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) recently expressed concern for the Negros Occidental provincial government’s 844 contractual employees, whose contracts are scheduled to expire on June 30. “PACE …

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Cultural Center of the Philippines workshop coming to Bacolod City next month

Posted by watchmen
June 24, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Cultural Center of the Philippines will be holding a mentoring and coaching session in Bacolod City on July 9. The event, which is being conducted in partnership with the Negros Cultural Foundation, Performance Laboratory Inc., and Teatrokon West Visayas Theater Network, seeks to prepare and equip certain Visayas-based performing arts companies for the upcoming …

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