Overpaying family members is dangerous

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in OPINION

FOUNDERS and business owners must never toy around with a family member’s remuneration package. It is a very sensitive topic as it involves money. Paying them with less than what they are capable of doing is not just downright dangerous but can compromise relationships among siblings and relatives.  On the other hand, paying excessive compensation …

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Redeeming while being redeemed

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in OPINION

THAT’S how we are in this life. We are both co-agents with Christ in our own redemption as well as objects of such redemption that is wrought out primarily by Christ and instrumentally by us.  Yes, we are co-redeemers with Christ, concerned not only of our own redemption but also that of everybody else. In …

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Iloilo City gov’t advances payment for COVID vaccine

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

The Iloilo City government has advanced a 20 percent payment for the 600,000 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine it ordered from pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. Mayor Jerry Treñas said this confirms the order of Iloilo City to immunize 300,000 persons to protect them from the viral illness. “The remaining payment pag na-deliver na (angvaccines). …

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Bacolod ‘most ready’ for mass vaccination vs COVID

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in TOP STORIES

Bacolod City is the most prepared local government unit (LGU) among cities and provinces in Western Visayas. The city government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan submitted to the Department of Health got a rating of 75.9 percent – the “highest readiness” among LGUs in the region. The province of Capiz came in next at 53.4 percent followed …

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Truck fatally hits ‘deranged’ man

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in TOP STORIES

BY SHIELA GELERA A truck loaded with sugarcane ran over a man in front of a transport terminal on Rizal Street in Barangay Dos Hermanas, Talisay City in Negros Occidental around 12:27 p.m. Friday. The victim was identified as Eden Molavin, resident of Purok Gabi in Barangay Dos Hermanas. He was believed to be mentally …

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Bacolod’s performance in road clearing 2.0 ‘improved’

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in TOP STORIES

The performance of the Bacolod City government in the second wave of road clearing operations has “improved,” according to the Negros Occidental Validation Team headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). This was reported by the Validation Team, headed by DILG- OIC Provincial Director Roselyn Quintana of DILG Negros Occidental, during …

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San Carlos reinstates border checkpoint

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

The city government of San Carlos re-established its border health checkpoint between the Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental borders at So. Lawis, Brgy. Buluangan on Feb. 23. The increasing COVID-19 cases in Negros Oriental prompted local officials to reinstate their guards. The border is being manned by the Philippine National Police-San Carlos and Regional Mobile …

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P1.6 million ‘shabu’ seized in buy-busts

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Suspected shabu estimated to be worth P1.6 million was confiscated in three separate buy-bust operations conducted by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in Barangays Singcang-Airport, Tangub, and Alijis between Wednesday and early Friday morning. Police identified the arrested as 34-year-old Glaiza “Masang” Alvaran; Leobert “Amay” Polvora; Jonave “Didi” Umadhay; Gino …

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‘Cooperation needed’

Posted by watchmen
February 27, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

Bacolodnons encouraged to get anti-COVID shots Vaccination is the only way to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic; that is why public cooperation with the vaccination program is necessary, according to League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) national president Mayor Evelio Leonardia. This was among the major issues raised by Leonardia during the Liveable Cities Challenge …

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BDO posts P28.2 billion net income in 2020

Posted by watchmen
February 26, 2021
Posted in BUSINESS

BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) posted a net income of P28.2 billion in 2020 from P44.2 billion in 2019, due mainly to pre-emptive provisions of P30.2 billion set aside against potential delinquencies from the pandemic. The Bank relied on its strong and resilient business franchise and balance sheet to support core business operations, despite significant hurdles from the pandemic and …

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