Iloilo City Hall wrong to pin down ‘enemies’

Posted by watchmen
September 27, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“Identity politics preaches a splintering of one large, collaborative group into competing vindictive ones – resulting in new, angry tribes whose central thesis is to not cooperate.” –Greg Gutfeld It is not healthy for city hall or any local government unit to begin its administration by running after employees or department heads who did not …

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Nearly 100 ‘Masa Mart’ structures demolished

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The City Legal Office-City Enforcement Unit demolished 97 illegal structures belonging to ‘Masa Mart’ vendors yesterday morning at Bacolod City’s Central Market. Markets cluster head, Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, said the demolition was conducted following a five-day grace period extended to vendors for them to vacate their kiosks. The period …

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NGCP discusses ‘excess power’ in the local area

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

According to Engr. Yvan Rosales of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Visayas Transmission Planning Department, the power firm’s recent development, a 230-kilovolt (kV) Cebu-Negros-Panay backbone project, which is expected to be completed by December 2020, is needed to address the excess power being generated in the local area. “There is excess power …

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Governor orders illegal structures near Panaad Park removed

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently ordered the Provincial Engineer’s Office to check for and remove illegal structures along the roads leading to the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mansilingan. According to Lacson, he “just discovered” the roads leading to the park are considered “provincial roads,” which are part of the …

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Defensor calls meeting to ensure Iloilo is disaster-ready

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. recently called a meeting of various department heads including the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Health Office, Provincial Engineer’s Office, among others in order to verify their respective levels of preparation in case of outbreak or calamity. “We want a quicker …

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Iloilo transport strike expected on Monday

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

Alyansa Kontra PUV Phase Out-Panay, a transport group that has expressed its opposition to the government’s planned phase-out of certain public utility vehicles (PUVs), announced they will be joining the nationwide transport strike scheduled for Monday, September 30. Edgar Salarda from the Panay chapter of transport group, Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide, …

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Bacolod City Engineer’s Office urged to replace, install streetlights

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod recently passed a resolution called on the City Engineeris Office to install streetlights along all local roads that lack the fixtures, along with replacing those in need of repair. The legislation, penned by City Councilor Al Victor Espino, said, “The installation of streetlights can also be considered as a measure …

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34th Negros Trade Fair opens at the Glorietta

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

This year’s Negros Trade Fair opened today at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, together with members of the Provincial Board and Association of Negros Producers (ANP) officers and members, led the ceremonial ringing of the bell. The Negros Trade Fair, now in …

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NOPPO director confident ‘drug recycling’ is not practiced by local cops

Posted by watchmen
September 26, 2019
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Amid the ongoing controversy over supposed “ninja cops” involved in the recycling of illegal drugs, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, expressed confidence that no police officer in Negros Occidental involved in the practice. According to law enforcement official, he will not hesitate to file …

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