Raptors plan: Stay calm and capture a historic NBA title

Posted by watchmen
June 11, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

TORONTO – With an uncanny calm, the Toronto Raptors have advanced within one victory of a historic NBA title, bringing joyful delight to supporters even as they maintain a stoic manner. Winning twice on the road to seize a 3-1 edge over defending champion Golden State in the best-of-seven NBA Finals brought only stone-faced looks …

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Motolite sweeps BaliPure in the PVL

Posted by watchmen
June 11, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co The Motolite Power Builders scored a 25-16, 25-21, 25-18 sweep over the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference last Sunday at the San Juan Arena. Channon Thompson led the win with a game-high 20 points on 14 spikes, four blocks, and two service aces; while …

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Bacolodnon boxer wins via unanimous decision, remains undefeated

Posted by watchmen
June 11, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co Rolando Servania of Bacolod City defeated Pablito Cañada via unanimous decision last Sunday at TV5 Studio in Novaliches, Quezon City. The win maintained the Bacolodnon’s undefeated record, which now stands at 9-0-0. Servania opened the bout in aggressive fashion, pummeling Cañada with multiple combinations early on and nearly flooring his opponent …

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Tay Tung rules Maji Sports basketball tournament

Posted by watchmen
June 11, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co Bacolod Tay Tung High School won the 8th Maji Sports Basketball Tournament with a 68-56 victory over the Talisay Sharks last weekend at the Homesite Gym in Bacolod City. Tay Tung’s John Ordas was named Most Valuable Player and placed among the “Mythical Five,” alongside teammate Kobe Demisana. “This championship is …

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Take advantage of airfare promotions

Posted by watchmen
June 11, 2019
Posted in OPINION

With various airlines offering travel promotions, there is no reason to complain about cost. While some travelers have observed some routes are less costly than others, it suggests investors are reducing prices as a means of selling on volume. Consumers should not hate airlines that have invested in making travel comfortable and safe. The prospect …

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An adventure through Negros Oriental

Posted by watchmen
June 10, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Drove down to Negros Oriental last Thursday via Kabankalan City and Mabinay and I arrived in Bais City in three hours; got to Dumaguete City an hour later. While in the city, I dined with Mayor Felipe Remollo, City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso-Antonio, and human resources head Dinno Depositario. I first met the mayor during …

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Locals oppose relocating the Negros Forest Park

Posted by watchmen
June 10, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Escalante: The sanctuary is located on ‘prime property’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An online campaign has been launched in response to plans to transfer the Negros Forest Park, formerly known as the Negros Forest and Ecological Foundation-Biodiversity Conservation Center, from the Negros Occidental Provincial Government complex to the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod …

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Philippine Eagle Week comes to a close today

Posted by watchmen
June 10, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Screenings of ‘Bird of Prey’ held last week In compliance with Presidential Proclamation No. 79, signed in 1999 by then-President Joseph Estrada, the annual Philippine Eagle Week, which began on June 4, comes to a close today, June 10. According to the proclamation, “There is a need to instill into the minds of the Filipino …

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Consumer group considering legal action against Baciwa

Posted by watchmen
June 10, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A local consumer group is considering legal action against the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) over their proposed joint venture with PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation. Labor advocate Wennie Sancho stated, after Baciwa said they were unable to provide details on the proposed deal because of a National Economic and Development Authority …

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