Gasataya promises cash incentives for medal winners

Posted by watchmen
December 7, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Bacolod City lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya pledged to distribute cash incentives for Bacolodnon athletes who earn medals at the ongoing Southeast Asian Games. The congressman said he will gather data on those who won medals after the games, which are scheduled to conclude on December 11. However, he has yet to confirm an amount. …

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Philippines beats Indonesia in women’s basketball

Posted by watchmen
December 7, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

The Philippine national women’s basketball team scored a come-from-behind 63-56 win over Indonesia in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games last Thursday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Philippines leaned on the towering presence of Jack Animam, who was still wearing a protective mask after suffering an orbital fracture during …

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Vietnam boots the Philippines in women’s football

Posted by watchmen
December 7, 2019
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The Philippine women’s national football team, the Malditas, were booted from the Southeast Asian Games women’s football semifinals after losing 2-0 to Vietnam last Thursday at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna. After a scoreless first half, Vietnamese striker Thai Thi Thao scored in the 60th minute. Philippine forward Eva Madarag nearly found an equalizer …

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2019 SEA Games

Posted by watchmen
December 7, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

Bago City boxer advances to the semifinals Negrense boxer Rogen Ladon advanced in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games boxing event, qualifying for the semifinals of the flyweight division after defeating Indonesian fighter Suguro Aldoms via majority decision last Thursday at the Philippine International Convention Center Forum in Manila. Ladon got to a slow start as …

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Thailand beats the Philippines in women’s volleyball

Posted by watchmen
December 7, 2019
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The Philippines women’s national volleyball team suffered a 25-16, 25-22, 34-32 straight-set loss to Thailand last Thursday in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The loss puts the host squad out of gold medal contention. “Kung matatalo ka nakakalungkot pero ‘yung pakiramdam namin na nakapag-perform kami ng napakaganda, especially …

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Always too late the hero

Posted by watchmen
December 7, 2019
Posted in OPINION

Visitors to Bacolod City know the locality is famous for various culinary delights. However, what surprised many visitors was the unsanitary conditions of toilets in various establishments. One such place, the Quan location at the East Block, while the food was awesome, the toilets beside the restaurant were stinky and dirty. This column often discusses …

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Vendors permitted to set up at Bacolod Public Plaza

Posted by watchmen
December 6, 2019
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After street vendors across Bacolod City were cleared and relocated to the Bacolod Vendors’ Plaza, along with those situated outside public markets, as part of a nationwide order from President Rodrigo Duterte, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, in response to requests from local vendors associations, issued an executive order earlier this week …

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Seven hurt in Hinigaran after tricycle falls from cliff

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December 6, 2019
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At least seven people were injured after a tricycle fell from an eight-foot high cliff yesterday afternoon in Hinigaran’s Barangay Gargato. As of press time, police have yet to identify the victims who were immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. Based on initial investigations carried out by Hinigaran municipal police, the tricycle, which was …

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P3.2M worth of shabu seized in Bacolod City

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December 6, 2019
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At least P3.2 million worth of suspected shabu was seized Wednesday night during a buy-bust operation against a high-value drug target at Purok Lison in Bacolod City’’s Barangay 1. Police identified the arrested suspect as 26-year-old Arlene Arnaiz, a resident of Purok Tilapia in the city’s Barangay 3. Police Station 8 (PS8) commander, Police Major …

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Provincial official: No status report on major infrastructure projects

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December 6, 2019
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According to Negros Occidental provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, the Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO) has not yet submitted their report on the status of the province’s major infrastructure projects. “We will deal with it as soon as the PEO submits their report,” he said. Among the major projects include the Negros First Food Terminal and …

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