Life for a president is not simple

Posted by watchmen
July 26, 2019
Posted in OPINION

While there are many who aspire to become president, the job is performed differently based on how the chief executive governs. With the administration of former President Ferdinand Marcos, millions have since come to admire “Apo Ferdie” as a strongman. He was brainy and instilled discipline among the public; something worthy of emulation. It is …

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Megaworld to sell office spaces in Iloilo Business Park

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

The 19-storey International Corporate Plaza is envisioned to be Western Visayas’ most state-of-the-art, facility-packed ‘green’ office development   Property giant Megaworld launched yesterday a new office tower in Iloilo Business Park, with 301 prime office units for sale to businesses, start-up companies, and established enterprises that want to set up operations in Iloilo’s newest ‘central …

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Provincial government prepares for possible Ceres strike

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Provincial government prepares for possible Ceres strike Vallacar president: A strike would be ‘illegal’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government revealed they are currently preparing for the possiblity of a Ceres bus liner strike and called on local government units to assist in the matter should employees demonstrate. Governor Eugenio Jose …

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Drug suspect shot dead in gun battle with Victorias City police

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Sibling claims the suspect voluntarily surrendered, ‘begged for mercy’ By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A high-value drug target was killed yesterday morning following a gun battle with Victorias City Police Station anti-drug operatives during a buy-bust operation in the city’s Barangay 20. Police identified the fatality as 30-year-old Roy Sanchez, a resident of Purok Par …

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Bacolod City begins weighing scale calibration, sealing

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda announced weighing scale inspections were scheduled at Bacolod City’s Burgos Public Market, Central Market, and Libertad Public Market early last year, along with the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod passing a resolution last January calling on the City Treasurer’s Office to conduct an inspection of all …

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Provincial ABC head backs barangay, SK poll postponement

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) President Juvy Pepillo, who sits on the Provincial Board, said she supports the proposed postponement of the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, which are scheduled for May 2020. She said officials who were elected during the previous May 2018 polls still …

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Ruling validated injunction despite restraining order denial –Vallacar official

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After the Bacolod City Regional Trial Court-Branch 53 denied the request for a temporary restraining order by Vallacar Transit Incorporated (VTI) President Roy Yanson against his brother, former VTI President Leo Rey Yanson, the incumbent company chief said the ruling made the case for an injunction, where a court order …

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Arroyo confirms backing Cayetano for speaker

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After it was earlier reported that Negros Occidental fifth district Rep. Marilou Arroyo was not present for the recent vote for house speaker, she confirmed backing Taguig-Pateros lone district Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano for house speaker. The freshman legislator affirmed she was present at the time of the vote. Among …

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Ayungon barangay captain dies following suicide attempt

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An Ayungon barangay captain who was earlier reported to be in critical condition following a reported suicide attempt has since passed away. Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office director, Police Colonel Raul Tacaca, said 51-year-old Sunny Calderon, barangay captain for the town’s Barangay Mabato, died late Tuesday morning at the Silliman …

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Sipalay City officials gather for workshop, devise updates to city plans

Posted by watchmen
July 25, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

Sipalay City officials recently gathered for a climate disaster risk assessment workshop, which contributed to the process of updating the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Comprehensive Development Plan. Mayor Gina Lizares called the updates a “priority,” noting, “Think of a long-term vision for Sipalay City.” The workshop itself focused on hazard, vulnerability, and capacity …

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