Magna Carta of Women celebrates 10 years

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August 31, 2019
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The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) recently led the 10th anniversary celebration of RA 9710, or the Magna Carta of Women, the law that sought to recognize “the economic, political, and sociocultural realities affecting women’s current condition.” Around 500 individuals from various government and non-governmental agencies joined the gathering earlier this month at the Philippine …

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2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Posted by watchmen
August 31, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Gilas Pilipinas faces Italy today By Adrian Stewart Co The Philippine men’s national basketball team, Gilas Pilipinas, kicks off their 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup campaign today, August 31, against Italy at the Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in China. Gilas head coach Joseller ‘Yeng’ Guiao called the game their “most important” as it …

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Black Mamba beats Hyperwash, nears D-League playoff spot

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August 31, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Black Mamba Energy Drink moved closer to securing a spot in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup playoffs following their 91-83 win over the Hyperwash Vipers last Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Bobby Balucanag went 10-of-10 on the floor to finish with 21 points, while Jett Vidal added 14 points, Kim …

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PetroGazz sweeps PacificTown- Army the Open Conference

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August 31, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

The PetroGazz Angels recently pulled off a 25-15, 25-15, 25-19 sweep over the PacificTown-Army Lady Troopers in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the San Juan Arena. Jeanette Panaga top-scored for PetroGazz with 13 points, including three service aces and two blocks; while Jovielyn Prado added 12 markers and eight excellent receptions; Djanel …

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Four Ceres FC players called up for national duty

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August 31, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Several former players also joining the Azkals Four current Ceres-Negros FC players were called up for national duty as the Philippines men’s football team, the Azkals, are set to begin the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds when they play Syria next week, September 5, at the Panaad Park and Stadium …

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2019 Batang Pinoy

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August 31, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Bacolodnon taekwondo athletes earn seven medals Taekwondo athletes from Bacolod City earned a total of seven medals at the 2019 Batang Pinoy national finals in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The winners took home medals from both poomsae events, which are comprised of basic attack and defense motions associated with the martial art; and kyorugi events, …

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City Hall’s political vendetta

Posted by watchmen
August 31, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” –George Orwell No matter how the Iloilo City Legal Office frames the “electioneering” case filed against three City Hall officials—Danny Tan, Vincent de la …

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Police officer under fire for shootings in Hinigaran, Pontevedra

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August 30, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A police officer in Negros Occidental is under investigation for reportedly shooting three individuals in two separate shooting incidents earlier this week. Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, said the Provincial Internal Affairs Service will subject Police Corporal Romnick Pacificar to a motu proprio investigation, …

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Over 200 Western Visayas barangays ‘cleared’ of illegal drugs

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August 30, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Regional Oversight Committee (ROC), through its Deliberation of the Barangay Drug Clearing Program, yesterday declared 206 barangays across the Western Visayas “cleared/officially declared unaffected.” 33 municipalities from across the region took part in the event, which took place at the Punta Villa Resort in Iloilo City’s Arevalo district. The …

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