The Panay liberation legacy

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon As we mark this Monday, March 18, the 79th commemoration of the Liberation of Panay, let us not only tag the day but also deeply reflect on a chapter of our local history that had a profound impact on our nation. The tale of Panay’s emancipation is more than a mere …

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El Niño crop damage in NegOcc now at P87-M

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga and Jen Baylon The damage to crops brought by the ongoing drought in Negros Occidental has now reached P87 million, the latest data from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) showed yesterday. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said, while the OPA has not released the full report, he noted that rice fields are the …

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NegOcc gov’t to allocate 25 hectares of land for NIR offices

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Negros Occidental provincial government will allocate 25 hectares of land for the temporary establishment of regional government offices once the Negros Island Region (NIR) bill is signed into law. Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said 6th District Congresswoman Mercedes Alvarez has made a provision for the placement …

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CLO mulls QR code for sex workers 

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Mae Singuay The Bacolod City Legal Office (CLO) will recommend the City Health Office (CHO) to place quick response (QR) codes on the identification cards issued to commercial sex workers (CSWs) in the city. CLO head Romeo Carlos Ting, Jr. said he would recommend putting QR codes on every issued CSW ID so …

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20-K cops, force multipliers to secure Semana Santa in Western Visayas

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  Around 20,000 security officers will secure devotees and tourists in Western Visayas during the Holy Week, according to Police Regional Office in Western Visayas Acting Regional Director Brigadier General Jack Wanky during a press conference yesterday, March 18, 2024. He said they will be deployed in convergence areas like churches, pilgrim sites and popular …

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Man dies in mishap

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in News

  By Jen Baylon A man died after his motorcycle crashed with a tricycle along the national highway at Barangay Poblacion 1 in Negros Occidental’s Sagay City yesterday morning. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Eric Sorneno, a resident of Escalante City, while the tricycle driver was 37-year-old Bryan Amparo. An initial police investigation showed …

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BFP continues probe on Mt. Kanlaon fire

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in News

  The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) continues to investigate the cause of the fire that hit a portion of Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park in La Castellana, Negros Occidental late last week. Senior Supt. Arnold Alba, provincial fire marshal, said yesterday there are many possibilities on how the fire started, including the intense heat which …

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Negros Occidental city unveils P55-M disaster response center

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in News

  Victorias City located in northern Negros Occidental unveiled its new P55-million evacuation center and multiple-purpose building implemented through the assistance of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). The two-storey structure, located in Barangay 13, was blessed and inaugurated as the Victorias City Command and Evacuation Center (VCCEC) in rites led by DILG …

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FEU outduels Ateneo in UAAP women’s volley

Posted by watchmen
March 19, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws put on a dominant blocking display against the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles for a 25-22, 22-25, 25-13, 25-21 triumph in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night, March 17. The Lady Tamaraws finished with …

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