American shot dead in Negros Occidental

An American man was gunned down in Silay, Negros Occidental on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

American man shot dead in Silay City

An American man was shot dead in Silay City in Negros Occidental by two men on Tuesday night, local police reported. In a spot report released Wednesday, the Silay City police identified the victim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Suspected NPA assassin shot dead

BACOLOD City – A suspected member of the Special Partisan Unit (SParU) of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) was shot dead by government forces in a hot-pursuit operation on April 7, 2018. A police report from Cauayan, Negros Occidental indicated that George […] The post Suspected NPA assassin shot dead appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Rape suspect slain by NPA rebels

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — A man was shot dead by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels  in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, police reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Councilor shot dead

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — A town councilor and his two companions were killed in a gun attack in Barangay Lopez Jaena, Murcia, Negros Occidental on Thursda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

2 foreigners found dead

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Two men – a German and an American ­– have been found dead in separate incidents in Negros Occidental......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2017

Ex-soldier shot dead

MANILA, Philippines - A former Army soldier was killed in a gun attack in Negros Occidental on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2017

Farmer shot dead

Another farmer was gunned down in Negros Occidental on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2017

Farmers’ group leader shot dead

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – A leader of a farmers’ group was killed in Negros Occidental on Friday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Teacher shot dead in Negros Occidental

Teacher shot dead in Negros Occidental.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

Soldier shot dead

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – An Army soldier was killed in a shooting incident at a resort in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

Palace promises security, justice to slain broadcaster’s kin

DUMAGUETE CITY---Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go has promised security and justice to the wife of slain broadcast journalist Edmund Sestoso who was shot dead by still unidentified gunmen on April 30 at Barangay Daro here.   Go, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, chief of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, visited the wake of Sestoso on Thursday and extended President Duterte's condolences to the victim's family.   Go said he had relayed orders to Senior Supt. Edwin Portento, acting director of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police, to provide security to Sestoso's wife, Lourdes, ...Keep on reading: Palace promises security, justice to slain broadcaster’s kin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

NPA members kill CAFGU member in Negros Oriental ambush

A member of the Philippine Army’s Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) was shot dead after he was ambushed by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels Saturday in Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental. Source link link: NPA members kill CAFGU member in Negros Oriental ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

FACT CHECK: No ‘dead voters’ for Robredo in Negros Occidental town

Claim: A blog post by on December 26, 2017, claimed that Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo got votes from "dead voters" in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental. The post was referring to individuals who allegedly used the names of deceased people that were still on the voters' list. As a result, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Negros councilor gunned down

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines —  A councilor of Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in Barangay Poblacion yesterday. Source link link: Negros councilor gunned down.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Negros councilor gunned down

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines —  A councilor of Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in Barangay Poblacion yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Negros Oriental councilor shot dead by motorcycle-riding killers - GMA News

Negros Oriental councilor shot dead by motorcycle-riding killers - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland

The essentials for the Metropolitan Basketball Association to function were in place. ABS-CBN was ready to give it a shot and Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez believed in the idea and was on board as the MBA's first-ever Commissioner. But for the MBA to start as an actual league, it needed teams. And picking teams is not as easy as it sounds. NORTH VS. SOUTH With the way how things work in the Philippines, it made sense for the MBA to go for the North vs. South route. This pattern was still heavily-influenced by the American leagues as MetroBall CEO Ramon Tuason had a first-hand experience of the home-and-away format when he was living in the States at the height of Martial Law. "I did [North vs. South] because I grew up in the States, we were used to the football, baseball, and basketball leagues always having the regions come in, and then Finals it was always North vs. South or East vs. West," Tuason told ABS-CBN Sports in an exclusive one-on-one interview about the origins of the MBA. "We thought in the Philippines it would be perfect, North vs. South no?" he added. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER While the idea of North vs. South was fun and intriguing, Tuason still had to make an informed decision which cities or provinces he wanted to hit for the MBA. So he read some books because with books, you gain knowledge. And knowledge is power. "I thought at that time, after reading books about franchising and all that, we had to choose the most popular and more populated cities also," Tuason said when discussing the reasoning behind the original 12 teams that formed the MBA. "Of course in the North, we chose all the way from Pangasinan down. Pangasinan, Tarlac, Pampanga, then down to Manila. And then further south, Batangas, Laguna, that thing right? Tarlac was not able to come in but we were able to get the six teams from here that included Pasig. Pasig came to our doorstep, na-tsambahan namin yung Pasig but we lost Tarlac. In the south, almost all the teams we wanted," he added. The first 12 teams that competed in the MBA's first season were Pangasinan, Manila, Batangas, Pampanga, Laguna, Pasig-Rizal, Cebu, Negros, Socsargen, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Iloilo. Pampanga ended up being the inaugural champions of the Metropolitan Basketball League. FINDING THE OWNERS While the cities and provinces were already located, the next step for the MBA was to find people to finance these teams. For some, like Cebu, it was easy to find a team owner. "What's interesting is we got team owners to match those teams. Like Cebu, we thought of who could we approach in Cebu and there's two or three names actually. And most of them are sports backers already. Lhuillier picked it up immediately," Tuason said. For other teams, Tuason approached with a different strategy. It varied depending on the place and the people he was dealing with. "With Davao with Anthony Del Rosario, he wanted to get into politics and it was a venue for him be well known and they could afford it. So each city had one or two families that we wanted to approach and we got them most," he added. "In Batangas we were looking for a family, we were looking at the Recto family but at that time it was a bit controversial. The Araneta family came to us and deciced, 'let's do Batangas.' I said okay, no problem. In other words we didn't need the family to have a big business or a footing in the city but we wanted the family to at least have something in the city. A residence, people that work there, or a branch and we got that through LBC. Something like that," Tuason added. WHAT'S IN A NAME? So the team locations, along with matching owners, were finally identified. Now the fun part comes. Naming the teams. Of the original 12 MBA teams, Tuason says that he recommended a monicker for about eigth of them, which were to be approved by the team owners. "As a matter of fact, out of the first 12 teams, I recommended eight names," Tuason said. For some of the teams, it was just clever ideas that made sense. For others, the team had to have that name. "Lhuillier got into Cebu right? And they were into the jewelry business so obviously Gems," Tuason said of the Cebu Gems. "Iloilo, Robert Puckett was in solar (energy) so I said why don't you put Volts? He said 'oh I love it.' Batangas has to be Blades, so things like that. The owner had the final choice but we gave recommendations and they picked it up. Davao of course, had to be the Eagles," he added. TROUBLE FROM LAKERLAND Not all MBA teams faced smooth transition with regards to naming their respective squads. It wasn't because the home fans rejected them though, it was more than that. Laguna in particular, who went by the name of the Lakers, got the attention of the NBA. Oh yes it's true. "The NBA, [Commissioner] David Stern, sued the MBA here because we were using Laguna Lakers," Tuason said, recounting that one time the MBA, barely into the start of its operations, already got in trouble with the most powerful professional basketball league on Earth. "I went over to Bert Lina, the owner of the Laguna Lakers. He said 'Ramon don't worry about that,' but I said 'sir we're gonna get sued,' he answered 'where are they gonna sue us? They have to sue us in our courts and we're gonna have it moved to Laguna. Who do you think is gonna go against us in Laguna?'" Tuason added. The NBA stopped bothering the MBA after one letter. And so the MBA was ready to rock. It was fun and it was crazy. Speaking of crazy... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more!   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Kin of slain Negros Oriental farmers in CARP-covered land cry for justice

Family members of the four farmers who were shot dead while harvesting sugarcane in a disputed CARP-covered land in Barangay Napacao, Siaton in Negros Oriental are seeking justice for the deceased......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Iloilo, Negros dominate athletics

By: Shem Jethro S. Zamora and Maria Lily Joy A. Dollete THE athletics teams of Iloilo and Negros Occidental dominated Day 1 of the 2018 Western Visayas Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet at the Iloilo Sports Complex (ISC), Feb. 19. Ilonggo trackers were led by Hannah Ahlea Apdo who won gold in the elementary girls’ shot put. […] The post Iloilo, Negros dominate athletics appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

DEAD OR ALIVE: Negros mayor wants ‘drug lord’ neutralized

BACOLOD City – Mayor Mark Golez of Silay City, Negros Occidental ordered the local police headed by Supt. Noel Polines to get local drug lord Michael Divinagracia, “dead or alive.” In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod, Golez said the arrest or death of Divinagracia would be the only solution to the illegal drug problem of […] The post DEAD OR ALIVE: Negros mayor wants ‘drug lord’ neutralized appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018