A short-lived electoral victory

Posted by watchmen
June 18, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” –Tom Bodett When former Janiuay Mayor Frankie Locsin sought his previous post in last month’s midterm elections, he probably had no idea his appeal before the Sandiganbayan regarding graft charges would be denied …

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Banago barangay captain, four others charged

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Barangay Banago Captain Ricky Mijares; Kagawads Tessie Proceso, Eduardo Sumpay, and Eduardo Torrecampo; and Barangay Treasurer Ruel Indico were recently brought up on malversation of public funds charges, along with alleged violations to RA 3019, or the Anti- Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, before the Office of the Ombudsman for …

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National gov’t assistance promised for those affected by Brgy. 2 fire

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga During a visit to Bacolod City yesterday, Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go pledged assistance to those affected by last week’s fire in the city’s Barangay 2, which devastated Purok Cagaycay. Displaced families are currently seeking shelter at Andres Bonifacio Elementary School. Aside from the turnover of relief supplies from the …

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Bacolod Esplanade to be inaugurated tonight

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod Esplanade, a fixture located near the Bacolod City Government Center, is scheduled to be inaugurated tonight at 7:00 p.m. According to Bacolod City District Engineering Office head, Engr. Abraham Villareal, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) project worth P37 million will formally be turned over to …

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PAGASA: Rainy season underway

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recently announced the onset of this year’s rainy season with PAGASA administrator, Dr. Vicente B. Malano, declaring the rainy season began last Friday, citing widespread rainfall associated a southwest monsoon. However, he noted, there are still chances for a “monsoon break,” where breaks in rainfall can …

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Four provincial candidates fail to report contributions, expenditures

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to the Negros Occidental Commission on Elections (Comelec), 29 out of 33 provincial-level candidates failed to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). In addition, Negros Occidental provincial elections supervisor, Atty. Tictac Villanueva, said all four were unsuccessful in their electoral bids. Earlier, Bacolod City-Comelec supervisor, Atty. Ann …

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Sagay City celebrates Charter Day

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III kicked off the city’s Charter Day celebration last week, where he sought unity among city residents. “All our dreams and aspirations for a progressive city and prosperity for all Sagaynons can be achieved if we stay united and do our share as responsible citizens,” he said. “Sagay City can …

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Debulgado, Ko considered for Provincial Board seniority post

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Board members Rommel Debulgado and Manuel Frederick Ko are both in consideration to become senior board member with the former representing the first provincial district and the latter representing the third district. According to  Negros Occidental Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) director, Engr. Carmelo Orbista, …

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Suspect drowns while trying to evade police in Ilog

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A man wanted on illegal gambling suspicions drowned to death last week after trying to elude arrest by jumping into the Talubangi River in Ilog’s Barangay Andulawan. Police identified the fatality as 33-year-old Hernan Arroz, a resident of Barangay Talubangi, Kabankalan City. Based on information provided by Ilog municipal police, …

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Police officer takes own life in Escalante City

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June 17, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A police officer allegedly took his own life last Friday while inside a detachment in Escalante City’’s Barangay Mabini. While Escalante City police have requested anonymity for the deceased, they revealed the officer was 26 years old, held the rank of patrolman, and was a resident of Jamindan, Capiz. Escalante …

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