La Carlota City native suits up for UST in the UAAP

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August 30, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co La Carlota City native Mark Nonoy is set to suit up for the University of Santo Tomas (UST) when they kick off this year’s campaign in the 82nd UAAP men’s basketball season next week. “Tingin ko naman ready na ako (I think I am ready),” he said. “Excited na excited na …

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Motolite sweeps Air Force in the Open Conference

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August 30, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co The Motolite Power Builders scored a 25-14, 25-18, 25-23 sweep over the Philippine Air Force Lady Jet Spikers last Wednesday at the San Juan Arena. Myla Pablo tallied 15 points for Motolite, including 14 attacks; while Diana Carlos added 14 markers, three service aces, and three blocks. After easily taking the …

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Iloilo Royals coach suspended, fined

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August 30, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co Following his expulsion during their recent 88-85 win over the Manila Stars in the ongoing Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), Iloilo United Royals head coach Eric Gonzales has been slapped with a two-game suspension and P20,000 fine. The coach was ejected after entering the game midway in the third period and …

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Sugar workers group calls hearing on Negros killings a ‘farce’

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August 29, 2019
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Sugar workers group calls hearing on Negros killings a ‘farce’ NFSW: Duterte policies have increased killings in the region By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) released a statement calling the recent senate hearing on the deadly violence in Negros Oriental a “farce.” Dr. Judy Taguiwalo, a convenor of the …

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Police: Illegal drug supplies spike ahead of MassKara Festival

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August 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday confirmed drug personalities in the city may be stockpiling illegal drugs in preparation for the upcoming MassKara Festival, which is scheduled to formally begin in October. Earlier this month, however, Silver MassKara Festival Organization festival director Eli Tajanlangit said the annual event would …

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PUJ rerouting scheme planned for southern portion of Bacolod City

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August 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) announced they will be planning an experimental re-rerouting for public utility jeepneys (PUJs) operating along the southern portion of the city. According to a request by BTAO head, Lt. Colonel Luisito Acebuche, earlier approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the plan would affect jeepneys operating …

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Ceneco rates up again

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August 29, 2019
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Following a 29¢ increase for July rates, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) announced rates for August will see a 33¢ spike, rising from last month’s P11.0103 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to P11.3357/kWh. According to a statement from the utility co-op, they attributed the increase to the power rate, which includes generation charges, transmission …

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Local labor advocate opposes attempts to resurrect sugar liberalization

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August 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Local labor advocate Wennie Sancho, who also serves as lead convenor for the Save the Sugar Industry Movement, yesterday announced his opposition to alleged attempts to resurrect the sugar import liberalization scheme. The statement was made amid reports a major beverage company was lobbying to reduce taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks …

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New commander appointed to lead 302IB

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August 29, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Former deputy commander for the Philippine Army 302nd Infantry Brigade (302IB), Colonel Noel Baluyan, was formally appointed commander for the Tanjay City-based unit, replacing Brigadier General Ignacio Madriaga, who was formally relieved of duty last Tuesday. Madriaga has since been reassigned to Armed Forces of the Philippine general headquarters at …

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Inflation drops in Aklan

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August 29, 2019
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After data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) earlier showed general inflation slowed to 2.7 percent last June, which the agency noted was the lowest recorded rate since September 2017, the Aklan PSA recently reported inflation in the province dropped accordingly last month, falling to 2.8 percent from 5.5 percent a year ago. Despite higher …

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