NBA: Lakers crush Grizzlies to advance

Posted by watchmen
April 30, 2023
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The Los Angeles Lakers punched their ticket to the NBA Western Conference semifinals in emphatic style on Friday, April 28, mauling the Memphis Grizzlies 125-85 to win their first-round series 4-2. LeBron James and the Lakers will have to wait to see who they’ll face in the Western Conference semi-finals after the Sacramento Kings fended …

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‘Not alarming’ but … Negrenses told to be cautious amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2023
Posted in HEADLINE

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental provincial administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz said the current increase in the number of COVID-19 cases is not alarming but he advised Negrenses to still be cautious. Diaz said residents should not be alarmed as Negros Occidental has been placed under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 since June of …

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Local labor groups to lead ‘Labor Day’ solidarity forum

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2023
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Several labor groups in Negros Occidental will spearhead a Labor Day Solidarity Forum at the Negros Press Club building in Bacolod City on Monday, May 1. Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Association, said among the groups that will be joining them will include the National Congress …

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Benitez also backs return of March-April school break

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2023
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez backs the proposal forwarded by several groups in the education sector for a return to the previous March to April school break. The calls are in response to the high temperatures currently being experienced in various schools not just in the city, but …

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3 face drug, gambling raps

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2023
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  By Mae Singuay Three individuals were facing drug and illegal gambling charges following their arrest in Bacolod City’s Barangay 2 on Thursday afternoon, April 27. The suspects were 56-year-old Silvestre Miag-ao and 27-year-old Revy Baldon, both residents of Barangay 2; and 27-year-old Argie Maraasin, a resident of Negros Occidental’s Talisay City. They were apprehended …

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NegOcc guv welcomes appointment of Azcona as acting SRA chief

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April 28, 2023
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Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson welcomed the appointment of Pablo Luis Azcona as the acting administrator and chief executive officer of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). “It’s good. Again, we’ve always wanted a Negrense to head the SRA,” Lacson told the media yesterday. The appointment of Azcona, previously the SRA board member representing the …

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Checkpoint evaders link in ‘illegal drug trade’ seen

Posted by watchmen
April 28, 2023
Posted in News

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The motorcycle-riding individuals, who evaded a police checkpoint in Negros Occidental’s Calatrava town on April 22, are allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, local town police said. According to Calatrava Municipal Police Station deputy chief, Police Captain Jesus Alba, the suspects, who ran away from their checkpoint in …

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2 yields over P400-K ‘shabu’

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April 28, 2023
Posted in News

  By Mae Singuay Around P476,000 worth of suspected shabu was confiscated from two individuals in Bacolod City’s Barangay 27 yesterday morning, April 28. Operatives from the City Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 54-year-old Normalyn de Asis and 27-year-old Almer Doloso, residents of the said place, at 1:52 a.m. Police said the confiscated alleged illegal drugs …

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DTI helps micro-businesses secure FDA license

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April 28, 2023
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  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Oriental is assisting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) engaged in packed food selling to comply with the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a license to operate. Maribel Sumanoy, officer-in-charge of DTI-Negros Oriental’s MSMEs Development Division, said yesterday many MSMEs are …

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