Oftana dethrones Lee in PBA All-Star shootout

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

By ADRIAN STEWART CO TNT Tropang Giga forward Calvin Oftana dethroned Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots’ Paul Lee in the 2024 PBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout (Guard Edition) at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City on Saturday, March 23. The Dumaguete City-native Oftana knocked down a total of 25 points in the …

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DLSU topples FEU in straight sets in UAAP women’s volley

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  By ADRIAN STEWART CO The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers stretched their winning streak to five games after a 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 victory over the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday evening, March 23. Negrense Angel Canino led …

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Eumir Marcial knocks out Thai foe in 4th round

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

  Eumir Marcial overpowered and outclassed his Thai opponent, Thoedsak Sinam, with a fourth round knockout. Marcial dominated from the first round, connecting consecutive jabs, and became even more aggressive in the second round. The Filipino dictated the fight and punished the Thai with numerous blows to the head and body. He delivered the finishing …

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Safety assured; DOJ ensures Teves’ safety following arrest in Timor-Leste 

Posted by watchmen
March 23, 2024
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ensured the safety of former Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr., following his arrest in Timor-Leste on Thursday, March 21. “The main priority now is the safety of Mr. Teves, and we just want to make sure that he is here to stand …

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Oxymoronic blues

Posted by watchmen
March 23, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon The oxymoron, a figure of speech with contradictory terms fused for rhetorical paradox, mirrors the complexities and nuances of daily life, offering a lens through which we can explore and appreciate the beauty in the seemingly discordant. In the vibrant streets of Iloilo, where tradition and modernity — the past and …

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Palm Sunday and the Holy Week

Posted by watchmen
March 23, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala With the celebration of Palm Sunday which opens the Holy Week, we will be having a liturgy that is understandably quite long and heavy. We will go through some dark moments that will eventually end in a very glorious way. And that’s because the Holy Week is the climax of …

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CLO denies cooking confiscated fish

Posted by watchmen
March 23, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  By Mae Singuay The Bacolod City Legal Office (CLO) denied the allegations that they cooked the fish confiscated from vendors during their operations at the Libertad Market. CLO’s City Enforcement Team (CET) head Rey Demisana denied the allegations, after a video circulated on social media showed a CET member frying the fish confiscated from …

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More renewable energy projects to be developed in Negros

Posted by watchmen
March 23, 2024
Posted in TOP STORIES

  Several renewable energy (RE) projects, totaling more than 1,000 megawatts, are being proposed across Negros Occidental in the next 15 years, data from the Department of Energy (DOE) showed. Those were among the developments discussed during the Negros Island Power Forum organized by the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) at a …

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Caretaker shot dead 

Posted by watchmen
March 23, 2024
Posted in News

By Jen Baylon  A farm caretaker was shot to death at Barangay Concepcion in Negros Occidental’s Talisay City at around 7:00 a.m. yesterday. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Felix Baylocon, a resident of Hacienda Mambucano in the city’s Barangay Cabatangan. An initial police investigation said Baylocon was on the farm when the suspect suddenly approached and shot him multiple times. Authorities …

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