Earthquake recorded near Sipalay City

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November 16, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga An earthquake with a magnitude of 1.8 was recorded in Sipalay City on Thursday around 3:22 a.m. Based on a Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology report, the quake depth was 32 kilometers with an epicenter near the city. Zeaphard Caelian, head of the Provincial Disaster Management Team Division, said …

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2019 Copa Paulino Alcántara

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November 16, 2019
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Ceres, Kaya battle for the trophy this weekend By Adrian Stewart Co Ceres-Negros FC will be taking on defending cup champions Kaya FC-Iloilo this weekend, November 16, in the 2019 Copa Paulino Alcántara finals at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna. Despite acknowledging the Bacolod City-based side will be without midfielders Mike Ott and Stephan …

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NOFA goes 2-0 in PFF youth football competition

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November 16, 2019
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The Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) went 2-0 in the Philippine Football Federation Under-15 Boys’ National Championship at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite. After earlier scoring a 2-0 victory over the Laguna FA, they followed that up with a massive 12-0 demolition of the Federated FA of Masbate yesterday. In the first …

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USLS defends NOPSSCEA futsal title

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November 16, 2019
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The University of St. La Salle (USLS) retained the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) ladies’ Under-17 futsal title following their recent 3-0 win over St. Scholastica’s Academy at the Bacolod City National High School gym. Justine Marie Mamon scored all three goals. Also making the USLS roster were Liliana Paula Artillo, …

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2022 FIFA World Cup

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November 16, 2019
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Philippines beats Maldives, 2-1 The Philippine men’s national football team, the Azkals, pulled off a 2-1 victory over the Maldives last Thursday at the Maldives National Football Stadium in the second round of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds. The Azkals saw a prime opportunity in the first half after Maldives defender Aisam …

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Phoenix escapes Blackwater in OT

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November 16, 2019
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Doug Kramer retires Matthew Wright drained the game-winning triple as the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters ended their 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup campaign with a 120-117 overtime win over the Blackwater Elite last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. With the score tied at 117-all following a three-point play by the Elite’s Shej Roi Sumang, Wright …

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NCAA men’s basketball finals

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November 16, 2019
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San Beda forces a decider After dropping Game 1 of the 95th NCAA men’s basketball finals, San Beda University forced the series into a decider following their 79-76 win over Colegio de San Juan de Letrán last night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Trailing 66-59 midway in the fourth period, …

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Property developer sees profits soar

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November 16, 2019
Posted in OPINION

Following developments in Bacolod City, Boracay, Mactan, and a slew of other locations across the country, property developer, the Megaworld Corporation, is seeing unprecedented growth. The company recorded a net income of P14 billion in the first three quarters of this year, which reflects a 17 percent jump. Notably, before the last quarter, the company …

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Benitez hopes House passes resolution opposing sugar liberalization

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November 15, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental third district Rep. Francisco Benitez said he is hoping the House of Representatives follows the Senate’s lead and passes a resolution blocking the move towards sugar liberalization, or the deregulation of sugar importation. The congressman said he has called on the chair of the House Committee on Agriculture, …

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Nearly 350 deployed to boost cleanliness across Iloilo City

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November 15, 2019
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With sanitation officers currently deployed across Iloilo City in order to enforce the city’s anti-littering ordinance, an additional 345 workers have been added to the labor force to maintain cleanliness across the city. The laborers will be working under the City Environment and Natural Resources Office and General Services Office and are responsible for beautification …

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