Firefighters battle heavy smoke as they try to penetrate the area where the fire started in Barangay 12, Bacolod City yesterday morning* Jaime Lim photo

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Fire hits 15 houses in Bacolod

May 8, 2021

Firefighters battle heavy smoke as they try to penetrate the area where the fire started in Barangay 12, Bacolod City yesterday morning* Jaime Lim photo

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2 NPA guerilla fronts dismantled in Negros

May 8, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division reported that it has dismantled two New People’s Army guerilla fronts in Negros Island, with another soon to follow. Maj....

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NegOcc tourism workers get P80M

May 8, 2021

Some 16,149 beneficiaries from the tourism industry in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic have availed of P80.745 million in financial aid under the...

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2 cop chiefs Covid-positive

May 8, 2021

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two more police chiefs in Bacolod City tested positive for coronavirus disease, results of the surveillance testing conducted since last week showed, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape,...

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Mayor alarmed over slay of coop manager

May 8, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Salvador Escalante expressed alarm over the recent killing of an agrarian reform cooperative farm manager in Hacienda Dalayapan, Brgy. Caduha-an, a known tourist destination in...

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No travel to LGUs with full quarantine facilities

May 8, 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers to local government units in Negros Occidental with triple digit Covid-19 cases and whose quarantine facilities are fully occupied will be denied entry, Governor Eugenio...

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BUSINESS

PH stocks gauge slips, peso rises anew vs. US dollar

May 8, 2021

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) sustained its slide yesterday, partly on the increases in jobs in the US last April but the peso strengthened further against the US dollar....

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‘Reopening of economy to boost employment’

May 8, 2021

Reopening of the economy and increased infrastructure spending are expected to further boost the country’s employment figures, which registered better results as of March 2021. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported...

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‘Pork imports needed to curb meat inflation’

May 7, 2021

The temporary reduction of pork tariffs and the increase of the minimum access volume (MAV) for imported pork are essential to immediately curb the rising pork inflation for the benefit...

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PH inflation remains at 4.5% in April

May 6, 2021

The country’s inflation rate remained at 4.5 percent in April as prices of some food items were lower, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday. The average price increase of basic...

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STARLIFE

Mother’s Day exhibit May 9-15 in Bacolod

The Christian Artists National Various Arts Society, in partnership with Babayi Arts Group, will hold a group art exhibit on May 9 to 15, at Brainy Paintworks at Door #3 My Corner Home building, 18th Street in San Agustin Drive,

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The Madwoman of Taliwood

That’s how I affectionately call world-renowned concert pianist Leonor Kilayko. I grew up hearing about her grand concerts in Manila and abroad, reading about it in the national newspapers only. She seemed so distant and unapproachable, continuing her training in

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