Shop Safe at The SM Store Bacolod

Posted by watchmen
September 24, 2020
Posted in COMMUNITY

With a lot of changes almost constantly introduced into our every day lives, new essentials have been added into our to-buy lists. And shopping at The SM Store Bacolod has embraced all these updates – with safety measures. Everyday staples now include face masks and face shields, alcohol and pocket-sized spray bottles, and weather-proof bags …

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2 NPA leaders, 7 others arrested in Negros

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Joint operation of the Philippine Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB) and Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros island led to the arrest of two high ranking officials of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Barangay Buenavista,  Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental recently. Arrested by the virtue of …

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NegOcc PCG steps up surveillance following massive drug hauls

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Negros Occidental was ordered yesterday to step up its surveillance efforts following the massive drug hauls which took place in Western Visayas and neighboring Cebu on September 20 and 21. PCG-Southern Visayas District commander, Captain Eduardo De Luna, said he talked with the PCG …

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NOPPO orders probe on P13.5M drug haul

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director has ordered the crime laboratory to closely investigate the P13.5 million drug haul earlier this week in San Carlos City. NOPPO director, Police Colonel Romy Palgue, said yesterday that he wants a purity test be made on the seized drugs and he would …

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Drug offender arrested in Silay City

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

A total of six heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu valued at 54,400 were seized following a buy-bust operation at Severino Street, located in Silay City’s Barangay 2 on Monday afternoon, September 21. Authorities said the suspect identified as 32-year-old Jay-R Villan Roa of Sitio Paradise in the city’s Barangay Rizal was arrested after selling a …

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PCG to file criminal charges over Escalante City sea mishap

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Southern Visayas district commander, Captain Eduardo De Luna, said anytime this week they are filing criminal charges against the roll-on/roll-off (Roro) vessel captain who was allegedly involved in the ramming of a fishing boat in Escalante City which resulted to the death of a fisherman. De …

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3 persons nabbed for illegal gambling

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

Three individuals were arrested Monday after police caught them playing ‘tong-its,’ an illegal card game, in Barangay Zone 7, Pulupandan, Negros. Occidental. Police identified the arrested as 28-year-old Lormae Estrabon, 28-year-old John Arvie Santillan and 21-year-old Ariel Casildo, all of the said neighborhood. The group was arrested at 1:00 p.m. with police confiscating a set …

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Sipalay City brgy placed on lockdown

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel Bañaga Barangay San Jose in Negros Occidental’s Sipalay City was placed on lockdown starting Sunday, September 20, in response to suspected cases of Covid-19 in the area. The city’s Inter-Agency Task Force and the local government unit of Barangay San Jose have implemented standard contact tracing, decontamination, zoning, and containment procedures. All …

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Plastic and other surfaces (Part 2)

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that washing hands and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily prevents the spread of the virus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that health workers wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. Surfaces must be cleaned first by using soap and water, followed by …

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Exciting webinars during self-quarantine

Posted by watchmen
September 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Five months into self-quarantine, I now have more time to watch webinars which, pre-COVID, I would normally miss. Two very interesting ones were recently held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Philippines. Just to refresh: While Japan surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945 (a day commemorated as VJ …

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