Hinigaran feud ends with deadly knife fight

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Two people were killed late Monday night after two families engaged in a knife fight at Sitio Galera in Hinigaran Barangay Nanunga. Police identified the fatalities as 50-year-old Van Flores and 38-year-old Allan Yurag, both residents of the area. Hinigaran Municipal Police Station chief, Police Major James Latayon, said initial …

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Four arrested in San Carlos City bust

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

  Four individuals were arrested Monday afternoon following a buy-bust operation at San Juan Tunga in San Carlos City’s Barangay 5. Authorities identified the arrested suspects as 46-year-old Edzel Valencia of the said neighborhood, 31-year-old Concepcion Mahinay of the city’s Barangay Rizal, 40-year-old Rey Requiron of the city’s Barangay Guadalupe, and 26-year-old Reynald Apostol of …

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DOT allocates P135M for Iloilo City plaza rehabilitation

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
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City government approves P19M for Plaza Libertad redevelopment In response to a request by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, the Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed they would be providing P135 million for the rehabilitation of three city plazas. P65 million will be allocated for the La Paz District Plaza, while the Arevalo District Plaza …

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Police investigating photos found in murdered officer’s vehicle

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Colonel Henry Biñas, yesterday said scene of the crime operatives recovered an envelope containing several pictures inside the vehicle of slain Police Patrolman Eric Alcosaba, a former member of Police Station 7 (PS7) who was  “absent without leave,” or AWOL. According to the …

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TNT acquires Erram, renews Parks

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co The TNT KaTropa boosted their roster ahead of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, which begins next month, after acquiring John Paul Erram from the NLEX Road Warriors and renewing Bobby Ray Parks, Jr.’s contract. The deal for Erram, which is still pending PBA Commissioner’s Office approval, was formalized earlier this week …

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ISAT-U wins RSCUAA Meet

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February 19, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

The Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) was named overall champions of the Regional State College University Athletic Association Meet at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College in Talisay City. ISAT-U dominated the competition with 105 gold, 45 silver, and 49 bronze medals. West Visayas State University came in second with 79 gold, 58 silver, and …

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FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

Perez, Tautuaa to lead PHL squad   Columbian Dyip guard CJ Perez and San Miguel Beermen center Moala Tautuaa are set to lead the Philippines in the 2020 FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will take place from March 18 to 22 in Bengaluru, India. Also joining them on the team are Alvin Pasaol and …

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Negrense player leads Davao Occidental past Bicol

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

Negrense power forward Mark Yee tallied a double-double for the Davao Occidental Tigers in their 77-71 win over the Bicol Volcanoes earlier this week in the ongoing 2019-2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League-Lakan Cup playoffs at the Rizal Memorial Colleges gym in Davao City. The Sagay City native delivered 20 points and 12 rebounds for the …

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Tayaba’s passing is a big loss to the PNP

Posted by watchmen
February 19, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.” –Theodore Roosevelt I first met Police Major Marlon Tayaba in 1998 when I witnessed him frisking suspected criminals on the La Paz Bridge as head of the Iloilo City Mobile Group. He was close to Sun Star Iloilo police beat reporters Ednalyn Belonio-Diamante and …

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