Cruz, SMB dominate Converge in PBA PH Cup

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June 29, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co Jericho Cruz had his best game as a member of the San Miguel Beermen (SMB) as they defeated Converge FiberXers, 111-92, in the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The Iloilo City-native Cruz waxed hot with 22 points, with 18 coming in the …

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NIR REVIVAL SOONER THAN LATER?: MARCOS MAY ISSUE EO AHEAD OF LAW

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June 29, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The revival of the Negros Island Region (NIR) may be implemented sooner after Bacolod City Mayor-elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez revealed that incoming President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. may issue an executive order (EO) reviving the region. According to Benitez, the EO could be issued and NIR could begin operating …

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UP Fighting Maroons returns to Iloilo next month

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June 29, 2022
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By Adrian Stewart Co UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball champions University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons is set to return to Iloilo for a series of exhibition matches next month. According to Gametime Sports founder Rodolfo Go Villaruz, the Fighting Maroons will play two friendly games on July 30 and 31 at the venue …

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Bacolod Tay Tung sweeps San Carlos age-group volley titles

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June 29, 2022
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co   Bacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts swept the championships in the San Carlos City Invitational Age-Group Volleyball Festival girls division on Monday at the Barangay 4 Covered Court in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. The U-18 Thunderbolts bagged the girls Under-18 division title with a 29-27, 25-16 sweep of Sacred …

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A crisis, an opening

Posted by watchmen
June 29, 2022
Posted in OPINION

This is how we should react whenever we are into some crisis. We have to look at it as giving us another opening, another opportunity to explore the different possibilities not only survive but also to prosper. If we have trust in God’s providence, if our faith is strong and abiding, we know that as …

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Close encounters with 2022 National Artists

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June 29, 2022
Posted in OPINION

“Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao, nasa puso nating lahat! Tayo ang gumagawa ng himala, tayo ang gumagawa ng mga sumpa at ng mga Diyos, walang himala!”  These are famous lines popularized by Nora Aunor in the iconic film “Himala” written by award-winning playwright Ricky Lee. “Himala” is widely considered one of the greatest …

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P600-M proposed for completion of Kabankalan Airport

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June 29, 2022
Posted in TOP STORIES

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has proposed a budget of P600 million in order to complete the Kabankalan City Airport in the southern part of Negros Occidental. Sixth district Congresswoman-elect Mercedes Alvarez said CAAP will present its proposal before incoming Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime …

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NegOcc COVID-19 status remains stable: PHO says upsurge in cases yet to be seen

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June 29, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in Negros Occidental remains stable and an upsurge has yet to be seen based on the latest monitoring by the Provincial Health Office (PHO). Dr. Jessica Fama, PHO’s Medical Specialist 3, said yesterday that on Monday, June 27, the province only reported one …

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Truth Commission red flags over P1.5-B ‘transactions’

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June 29, 2022
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   The Truth Commission set up by Mayor-elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez has red flagged more than P1.5 billion in transactions made by the administration of outgoing Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia. In a press conference held yesterday afternoon, Atty. Bong Dilag, Benitez’s spokesperson, said upon the mayor-elect’s assumption of …

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VICE GUV URGES SUGAR REFINERIES TO RESTART OPS

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June 29, 2022
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga   Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said he will conduct consultation with various sugar refineries to “restart their operation as soon as possible” amidst rumors of sugar shortage. “There have been reports that low sugar stocks are due to hoarding, but this is an allegation that needs to be …

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