One dead, two injured after Bago City motorcycle incident

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December 28, 2019
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga A motorcyclist was killed, while his live-in partner and child were injured, after their vehicle was sideswiped Thursday night by bus along the national highway in Bago City’s Barangay Lag-asan. Police identified the fatality as 33-year-old Jay-ar Toledo, while the injured were 32-year-old Edfe Hilario and four-year-old Dhallact Toledo. Bago …

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Ceres FC welcomes new players

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December 28, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Negrense midfielder Arnie Pasinabo, alongside striker Mark Hartmann and midfielder Hikaru Minegishi, were recently announced as new Ceres-Negros FC recruits ahead of next month’s AFC Champions League qualifying playoffs, where the Bacolod City-based side will kick off their campaign against 2019 Myanmar National League champions Shan United FC on January 14. Pasinabo, originally from San …

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Negrense boxer wins ‘Clash Before Christmas’ in Bacolod City

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December 28, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Herlan Gomez of Victorias City maintained his unbeaten record following his technical knockout win over Jeffrey Stella in the “Clash Before Christmas” event at Gaisano Grand Mall in Bacolod City. The Negrense boxer forced his opponent to quit before the start of the third round. With the victory, Gomez improved to a 3-0-0 win-loss-draw ring …

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SJFC, Pontevedra win the Dynamic Futsal League

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December 28, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

St. John’s FC (SJFC) and Pontevedra-B emerged as champions of Dynamic Futsal League 2019, which came to a close last weekend at the Panaad Covered Court in Bacolod City. SJFC won the Boys’ Born 2009 division by scoring a 2-1 win over Pontevedra; while Pontevedra-B won the Girls’ Born 2004 contest following their 5-4 win …

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Palarong Panlalawigan 2019

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December 28, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

SJI athletes present medals By Adrian Stewart Co Student-athletes from the St. John’s Institute (SJI) recently presented the medals they won at Palarong Panlalawigan 2019, which came to a close earlier this month. SJI athletes gathered several medals in the elementary division. In boys’ swimming, Ricardo Miguel Quilop won seven gold medals, Andrew James Chu …

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No ceasefire in family conflict

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December 28, 2019
Posted in OPINION

We were witness to a highly charged family drama early this year pitting two family groups belonging to the first and second generation. One group consisting of two siblings allied with the matriarch and another group comprising four siblings, collectively known as the Yanson 4 or Y4. This is the family that owns Vallacar Transit …

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Army: Thousands join indignation rallies against the NPA

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December 27, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga According to the Philippine Army, thousands of “peace-loving citizens” from northern Negros and Bacolod City formed indignation rallies at different venues protesting and condemning the atrocities conducted by New People’s Army insurgents. Citizens from Escalante City, San Carlos City, Toboso, and Bacolod City gathered in response to the 51st founding …

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DOH warns public about ‘firecracker poisoning’

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December 27, 2019
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With New Year celebrations fast-approaching, a time when firecrackers and other similar pyrotechnics are often used during festivities, the Department of Health (DOH) recently issued a warning about “firecracker poisoning,” a term the department uses to refer to certain ailments caused by firecrackers. For skin injuries, DOH recommends immediately washing the affected area, removing contaminated …

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Bacolod City bishop reiterates call to end killings

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December 27, 2019
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Hundreds of worshippers flocked to various churches within the Diocese of Bacolod on Christmas Eve despite the rains generated by Typhoon Ursula. In his Christmas Day message, Bishop Patricio Buzon said the reason for Christmas originates after “Jesus came to the world to become one of us that we may have life in all its …

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Typhoon Ursula

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December 27, 2019
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Hundreds of passengers stranded in Negros Occidental Typhoon Ursula stranded hundreds of passengers and cargo in Negros Occidental for two days, disrupting the holiday travel season. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Negros Occidental chief, Lt. Commander Jansen Benjamin, said they suspended sea trips in Negros Occidental on Monday afternoon, when a Storm Signal No. 1 was …

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