BCPO points to illegal drugs as motive behind Serenio murder

Posted by watchmen
September 3, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Former Moises Padilla mayor condemns killing The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) said they are presently looking into illegal drugs as the motive behind last weekend’s murder of notorious drug personality Ricky Serenio, who formerly served as a bagman for the Berya drug group. In a radio interview with Aksyon Radyo yesterday morning, BCPO director, …

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National Crime Prevention Week underway in Negros Occidental

Posted by watchmen
September 3, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

Espino: Law enforcement should be a ‘last recourse’ National Crime Prevention Week, which runs from September 1 to 7, was recently launched at the Negros Occidental Multipurpose gym. Police Regional Office-6 director, Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, addressed the event and said crime prevention and crime solutions do not rely on the competence and dedication …

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Vallacar CFO accused of ‘diverting’ over missing P380M

Posted by watchmen
September 3, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

Olivia Yanson, matriarch of the Yanson clan that runs Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), parent company of the Ceres bus liner, accused her daughter Celina Yanson-Lopez, who serves as the company’s chief financial officer, of “diverting” the matter regarding the missing P380 million in company funds. In an email forwarded by the elder Yanson’s camp, she …

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Negros Occidental small town lottery firm resumes operations

Posted by watchmen
September 3, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Effective last Sunday, September 1, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) permitted small town lottery firm Super Lucky Beagler, Inc. to resume operations in Negros Occidental. The government agency informed the firm’s president, Jexter Mercado, last month that resumption of operations were approved. “You are advised to faithfully comply with …

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Seven Negrense squads to compete in regional 3×3 competition

Posted by watchmen
September 3, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co Seven teams from Negros Occidental are expected to compete in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) 3×3 Regional Finals later this month in Iloilo City. The teams gained qualification following the Negros Occidental/Bacolod qualification tournament last weekend at the St. John’s Institute gym in Bacolod City. STI-West Negros University and University …

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Benilde beats JRU in NCAA men’s basketball

Posted by watchmen
September 3, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde recently scored a 74-66 win over José Rizal University (JRU) in the 92nd NCAA men’s basketball season at the San Juan Arena. Justin Gutang tallied 14 points and eight rebounds for Benilde, while Carlo Young chipped in 13 markers. Holding to a two-point edge with over seven minutes remaining …

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Stallion Laguna breezes past Green Archers United, 7-0

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September 3, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Stallion Laguna FC scored a convincing 7-0 win over Green Archers United in the 2019 Philippines Football League last week at the Aboitiz Pitch in Lipa City, Batangas. Striker Abou Mouhamed Sy opened scoring in the 23rd minute, which was quickly followed up by midfielder Fitch Arboleda two minutes later. The first half closed with …

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Motolite beats PacificTown- Army in five sets

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September 3, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

The Motolite Power Builders pulled off a 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-10 win over the PacificTown-Army Lady Troopers in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference last Sunday at the San Juan Arena. Myla Pablo tallied 24 points for Motolite, including 23 attacks; while Maria Lina Molde added 19 markers; and Diana Carlos earned a …

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Negrense wins Surigao del Sur beach volleyball competition

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September 3, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Negrense beach volleyball player Bernadeth Pons, alongside partner Cherry Rondina, captured the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola leg over the weekend in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. The pair won after scoring a 21-13, 21-19 sweep over Angelique Gervacio and Dij Rodriguez in the finals. After taking the first set, the score was tied …

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Why the left is right

Posted by watchmen
September 3, 2019
Posted in OPINION

In one of my classes, I mention Marxist analysis on education and its application within the classroom. Based on the accounts of Ivan Illich, Paolo Freire, Henry Giroux, and Peter McLaren, the so-called “critical pedagogy” progressed closer to its goal of emancipating the “oppressed” through an essential awakening of consciousness. Issues in social justice and …

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