NegOcc adopts other measures after NIATF denies GCQ request

Posted by watchmen
April 15, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga After the request of the provincial government to place Negros Occidental under general community quarantine (GCQ) was denied by the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF), Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said they will adopt other measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases in the province. Lacson said tourist …

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NOCPPO faces blank wall on prov’l consultant killing

Posted by watchmen
April 15, 2021
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) is still facing a blank wall relative to the assassination of a consultant for the provincial government last Monday night. Police Lt. Abegael Donasco, spokesperson for NOCPPO and the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Marton Cui, said they still do not have any …

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Treñas requests more vaccines for Ilonggos

Posted by watchmen
April 15, 2021
Posted in TOP STORIES

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has requested the national government for more COVID-19 vaccines for its priority sectors. Treñas, in his letter to National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez Jr., requests the provision of 105,250 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Treñas noted that there are still more than 6,000 healthcare personnel under …

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An ailment that’s hard to swallow

Posted by watchmen
April 15, 2021
Posted in OPINION

Dentists have it right: without good oral hygiene, the body gets sick.  Those words of wisdom come from Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, an expert at the University of Utah Health on swallowing disorders. Swallowing is not to be taken lightly. After all, it’s the only natural way nutrients and liquids are ingested by the body. Although …

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Charity is madness

Posted by watchmen
April 15, 2021
Posted in OPINION

There is no doubt about it. If we truly live the virtue of charity that reflects, echoes and replicates the love of God for us, we should be ready to fall into some madness. We have to be ready to be some kind of madmen.  This charity will surely overwhelm all our ideas of rationality, …

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Of Fake News and Internet Propaganda

Posted by watchmen
April 15, 2021
Posted in OPINION

Ah, fake news, conspiracy theories, and hoaxes. How many famous personalities and celebrities did it kill? How much discordant argument did it started? How much fear and panic did it induced? And how much longer are we going to endure it?  Thanks to the advancement of social media and the internet. It is no doubt …

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Playing for FEU a dream come true for Aguillon

Posted by watchmen
April 15, 2021
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co Just like any provincial athlete, it was a dream come true for Negrense sprinter Antonette Jay Aguillon to be recruited as part of the Far Eastern University’s (FEU) track and field team. The Bacolod Tay Tung High School standout admitted that she was not expecting that she will play in the …

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Brooklyn bounces back, mauls Minnesota

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April 15, 2021
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co Brooklyn Nets got back on the winning track with a 127-97 victory over Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Tuesday (Wednesday in the Philippines) at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kevin Durant waxed hot with 31 points in just 27 minutes, while Joe Harris added 23, including five …

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PILIPINAS VISMIN SUPER CUP | Talisay City mauls Mandaue, goes 2-0

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April 15, 2021
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co MJAS Zenith-Talisay City Aquastars surged to solo first place in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup after 77-57 domination over KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue City on Tuesday night at Alcantara Civic Center in Alcantara, Cebu. Jaymar Gimpayan spearheaded the attack with double-double 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Hezy Val Acuña …

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