Marina to inspect Sum-ag floating restaurant

Posted by watchmen
August 24, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Administrator John Orola said the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is scheduled to inspect the city’s first floating restaurant, which will soon operate along the Sum-ag River between Barangays Sum-ag, Cabug, and Punta Taytay. He noted, inspections should have been conducted this week but, due to the poor weather …

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San Carlos City boxer vies for IBO title this weekend

Posted by watchmen
August 24, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co Carlo Caesar Peñalosa of San Carlos City will be fighting for the International Boxing Organization (IBO) world flyweight championship this Sunday, August 25, against Mexican boxer Maximino Flores at the TV5 Studio in Quezon City. The fight is the Negrense boxer’s first opportunity at a world title belt after previously winning …

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Cignal beats Petron, advances to the All-Filipino Conference finals

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August 24, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

The Cignal HD Spikers advanced to the Philippine SuperLiga All-Filipino Conference finals following their 30-28, 25-21, 17-25, 23-25, 15-8 win over the Petron Blaze Spikers last Thursday at the San Juan Arena. Rachel Anne Daquis finished with a double-double for Cignal on 22 points and 12 excellent receptions; while Jovelyn Gonzaga of Guimaras chipped in …

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Bacolod ekes past Biñan in the Maharlika League

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August 24, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Jopher Custodio drained a go-ahead triple to secure a 69-68 victory for the Bacolod Master Sardines over the Biñan City Heroes in the ongoing Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup last Thursday at the Bataan People’s Center in Balanga City. With the score tied at 66-all after five straight points from Bacolod’s Nico Paolo Javelona, …

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Creamline remains undefeated in the Open Conference

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August 24, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

The Creamline Cool Smashers remained undefeated in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference following their recent 25-10, 25-19, 17-25, 25-23 win over the BanKo Perlas Spikers at the San Juan Arena. Alyssa Valdez top-scored for Creamline with 26 points on 18 kills, six service aces, and two kill blocks; while Jessica Galanza added 16 …

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CEU secures D-League quarterfinals berth

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August 24, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

The CEU Scorpions secured a 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals berth following their recent 120-84 win over the iWalk Chargers at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao, Quezon City. Maodo Malick Diouf finished with 29 points, 21 rebounds, eight assists, five blocks, and two steals for CEU; while Rich Guinitaran added 21 points, six rebounds, …

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Sometimes true stories are fairy tales

Posted by watchmen
August 24, 2019
Posted in OPINION

Throughout my teaching career I have encountered potential fiction writers in the form of students explaining their absences—they exaggerate stories in an effort to make them believable. For instance, they may claim bereavement services since Filipinos have a soft spot for emotional stories. There is also a habit of not questioning the idea as that …

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Can Iloilo mayors stop incest rapes?

Posted by watchmen
August 24, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“I think that the enormous emphasis on violence and sex, and in particular violent sex, may not make rapists of us all, but it predisposes us to accept a kind of world in which these things happen.” –Alexander Walker I knew of at least four Iloilo mayors accused of rape when I covered the Capitol …

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Jeepney traffic experiment planned for Burgos Public Market

Posted by watchmen
August 23, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, who heads the Market Coordinating and Monitoring Task Force, said a 45-day traffic experiment for eastbound public utility jeepneys (PUJs) will begin on Monday at Bacolod City’s Burgos Public Market. He explained, PUJ parking for Burgos Market-Granada, Burgos Market-Alangilan, and Burgos Market-San Dionisio vehicles will be …

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Expectant mothers warned about the dangers of smoking, secondhand smoke

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August 23, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Medical Officer III Claire Caperal of the Bacolod City Health Office (CHO) recently issued a warning to expectant mothers to avoid both smoking and secondhand smoke, noting, such exposure may result in their baby contracting a viral infection; along with potentially developing poor resistance, asthma, and bronchial diseases. “Maternal smoking or exposure to smoke during …

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