Former congressman proposes creation of Provincial Water Council

Posted by watchmen
February 29, 2020
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Former Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez, who currently serves as Negros Occidental consultant for investment and economic enterprise, suggested the creation of a Provincial Water Council that will handle gaps and shortfalls by national government agencies and local governments on water management. “We cannot stand still,” the former …

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BDO posts P44.2B net income in 2019

Posted by watchmen
February 28, 2020
Posted in COMMUNITY

BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) recorded a net income of P44.2 billion in 2019 from P32.7 billion in 2018 on the strong performance of its core recurring income sources. The results exceeded the bank’s P38.5 billion guidance and translate to a Return on Common Equity (ROCE) of 12.8 percent from 10.7 percent the year before. Net …

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Family of slain Bacolod City student to file charges

Posted by watchmen
February 28, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Suspect attempts to escape detention facility By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The family of a Grade 10 student who was stabbed and killed earlier this week in Bacolod City’s Barangay Sum-ag is determined to file murder charges against the suspect. In an interview with RMN DYHB-Bacolod yesterday morning, the victim’s grandmother, 63-year-old Myrna Tuario, said …

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Legal consultation sought after Bacolod City bans ships from China

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February 28, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Lacson: Trade should not be hampered because of Covid-19 After Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued an executive order earlier this week banning the entry of ships from China, Hong Kong, and Macau amid concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he is considering a consultation with his …

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Banago love triangle ends with deadly shooting

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February 28, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

A reported love triangle ended in a deadly shooting yesterday morning at Purok Katilingban in Bacolod City’s Barangay Banago. Police identified the fatality as 25-year-old Stephen Grajo, a resident of the said area. Initial investigations carried out by Police Station 3 (PS3) said Grajo was walking when he was confronted by the suspect, identified as …

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Provincial Water Summit underway in Bacolod City

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February 28, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Negros Occidental third district Rep. Francisco Benitez and Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday opened the Provincial Water Summit at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City. The congressman said the event, which gathered representatives from water  districts across the province, hopes to come up with a roadmap and plans to address water problems. “Before …

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Provincial Water Summit underway in Bacolod City

Posted by watchmen
February 28, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

Negros Occidental third district Rep. Francisco Benitez and Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday opened the Provincial Water Summit at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City. The congressman said the event, which gathered representatives from water  districts across the province, hopes to come up with a roadmap and plans to address water problems. “Before …

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2020 AFC Cup

Posted by watchmen
February 28, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

Kaya FC draws Singaporean opponent Kaya FC-Iloilo finished their 2020 AFC Cup group stage match against Singapore Premier League side Tampines Rovers with a 0-0 draw last Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. “We played a really good game in the first half but we were just unlucky; we didn’t score a …

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2019-2020 MPBL Playoffs

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February 28, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

Davao Occidental ousts Bicol The Davao Occidental Tigers advanced to the 2019/2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup semifinals following their 64-56 overtime win over the Bicol Volcanoes last Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial College Petro Gazz Arena in Davao City. Free throws by the Volcanoes pushed the game into overtime, where Davao Occidental surged …

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NOFA enters PFF national championship finals

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February 28, 2020
Posted in SPORTS

The Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) advanced to the finals of the PFF U15 Boys National Championship earlier this week following a 1-0 win over the Davao-South Regional Football Association at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite. Midfielder Mark Gabriel Cantos scored the decisive goal for NOFA. “The boys did their best in …

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