Work as prayer

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We should not miss the chance to make our work prayer also. As long as it is honest work, regardless of whether it is manual, technical or intellectual, it can and should be part of God’s providence over us, of God’s continuing work over us. As such, it is something that would be pleasing to …

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Doubt anything happens with the DILG tricycle ban

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Taking a look at the Bacolod City government’s history with implementing policy, there is little doubt anything happens with the recent release of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum Circular 2020-036, which bars tricycles from national highways. Watchmen Daily Journal columnist Emmanuel Canto has been covering the issue with several articles but, …

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More on Project ECHO™

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The Project ECHO™ is a unique and laudable international initiative. It links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with primary care clinicians in local communities. The idea is to “demonopolize” knowledge and “amplify” the capacity to provide best care practice for underserving people all over the world. This way, doctors providing primary health care …

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An intergenerational response to climate change

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The issue of our changing climate can be a matter of a few degrees — specifically, about 1.5 degrees Celsius. A report from the United State’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) stated that at only 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer across the world, about 14 percent of the global population will experience severe heatwaves once …

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90 turtle hatchlings show up in Boracay

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

A total of 90 hawksbill sea turtle hatchlings emerged on resort island Boracay Tuesday evening. According to Haron Deo Vargas of the Boracay Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), the lights of surrounding houses likely disoriented the hatchlings as they headed towards the main road instead of the water. The local CENRO was notified …

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Housing for Iloilo City employees reserved for ‘low-income earners’

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

After the Iloilo City government earlier revealed plans to construct condominium housing for city employees, Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office head Roy Firmeza said eligible beneficiaries will be Salary Grade 10 employees and below, which he characterized as “consideration of the low-income earners.” According to Executive Order No. 201, signed in 2016 by then-President …

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Teen drowns in Oton

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

A teenager drowned last Wednesday at a resort in Oton’s Barangay Poblacion South. Authorities identified the fatality as 15-year-old Gilmer Camiso of Leon’s Barangay Ticuan. Police said Camiso was reported missing around 3:40 p.m. Following a 40-minute search, his body was eventually retrieved. The teen died while undergoing treatment at Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital./WDJ

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Three nabbed for drugs in Villamonte

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
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Three suspected drug offenders were arrested last Thursday following a drug bust at Purok Sulum 2 in Bacolod City’s Barangay Villamonte. Authorities identified the suspects as 43-year-old Segundo ‘Joery’ Iglesia, Jr., 43-year-old  Jeronimo ‘Iko’ Demafelis, and 39-year-old Rosalin Iglesia, all of the said community. Police confiscated 13 sachets of suspected shabu weighing nine grams and …

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One arrested following Sagay City bust

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

A man was arrested Thursday evening following a buy-bust operation at Purok Mabinuligon in Sagay City’s Barangay Paraiso. Authorities identified the suspect as 23-year-old Norly John ‘Jan-jan’ Lipura of the said community. Police confiscated four heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu worth P2,000, along with P500 in buy-bust money. The suspect is detained at the Sagay …

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Power Advisory

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

Power Interruption in the Service Area The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) informs consumers that maintenance activity will be conducted, which will result in power interruptions. Date: Tuesday (March 3), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reason(s): Primary line extension, distribution transformer and concrete pole installation, line conversion, wire stringing, line clearing Affected Areas: …

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