2019 Copa Paulino Alcántara

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November 18, 2019
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Ceres FC wins second trophy this season By Adrian Stewart Co After earlier clinching the Philippines Football League title for the third year in a row, Ceres-Negros FC picked up their second trophy this season, winning the 2019 Copa Paulino Alcántara following a 2-1 win over Kaya FC-Iloilo over the weekend at the Biñan Football …

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UAAP women’s basketball finals

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November 18, 2019
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UST beats FEU, advances to the finals By Adrian Stewart Co The University of Santo Tomas (UST) earned a spot in the 82nd UAAP women’s basketball finals following their 76-65 victory over Far Eastern University (FEU) over the weekend at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Grace Irebu, who was named Most Valuable Player, powered UST with …

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UAAP men’s basketball finals

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November 18, 2019
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AdMU wins Game 1, nears three-peat By Adrian Stewart Co Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) edged closer to a three-peat last Saturday following their 91-77 win over the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Game 1 on the 82nd men’s basketball finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ilonggo forward Ferdinand ‘Thirdy’ Ravena III finished with …

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Tay Tung completes NOPSSCEA four-peat

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November 18, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co Bacolod Tay Tung High School completed a four-peat in the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) girls’ volleyball event after scoring a 25-12, 25-17, 25-19 over St. John’s Institute (SJI) in last Saturday’s finals at the University of St. La Salle gym in Bacolod City. Led by Alyssa …

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Several foreign players join PBA rookie draft

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November 18, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co A total seven Filipino-foreign players have signed up for this year’s PBA rookie draft, which is scheduled to take place on December 8. Among those announced include former Adamson University forward Sean Manganti; and Roosevelt Adams, formerly of Go for Gold-CSB in the 2019 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, along with Mighty …

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Rain or Shine stuns Meralco

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November 18, 2019
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By Adrian Stewart Co The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters kept their playoffs hopes alive after an 83-81 upset over the Meralco Bolts in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Richard Ross, Jr. posted a double-double for the Painters with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Rey Nambatac chipped …

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Police: Divinagracia drug group leader no longer in Negros Occidental

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November 18, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO), suspected drug group leader Michael Divinagracia has reportedly fled the province. NOPPO director, Police Colonel Romeo Baleros, said, based on reports he received from intelligence operatives, the drug suspect is believed to be hiding somewhere in the Calabarzon region, possibly Laguna. …

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Monitoring for illegally slaughtered meat in Bacolod City to intensify

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November 18, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City’s Task Force Botagoy, which monitors the processing and sale of meat products, will intensify inspections at various markets across the city ahead of the holiday season. Over the weekend, the task force, which is led by city agriculturist, Atty. Goldwyn Nifras, conducted an inspection at Libertad Public Market. …

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Probe requested on alleged drug activity within district jail in Bago City

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November 18, 2019
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Ferrer calls for meeting with NOPPO, BJMP officials today By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer recently called on authorities to conduct an investigation into allegations that a major drug syndicate is operating within the Negros Occidental District Jail (NODJ) in Bago City’s Barnagay Tabunan. In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod …

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Ordinance seeks to ban balloons, lanterns in Bacolod City

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November 18, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An ordinance is being proposed before the Bacolod City  Sangguniang Panlungsod prohibiting the release of certain balloons and lighted sky lanterns. According to City Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., who authored the proposal, said the ordinance passed its first reading last week. “Balloon launches are bad [for] the environment, particularly to …

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