February 15, 2021

PH to host FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers anew

The Philippines is once again a bubble host for the third window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers (ACQ). FIBA executive director for Asia, Hagop Khajirian, announced in a letter sent to various national federations, including the Samahang Basketbol ng


Osaka, Williams survive in Australian Open

US Open champion Dominic Thiem became the first major men’s casualty of the Australian Open yesterday, as Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams survived scares to reach the quarter-finals. A fatigued-looking Thiem, coming off a five-set win over Australia’s Nick Kyrgios,


4 killed in vehicular accident, shooting

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two persons died in a vehicular accident in Talisay City, while two others were killed in shooting incidents in Kabankalan and Sipalay, all in Negros Occidental, the police said yesterday. Allan Bedonia, 55, and his nephew,


Bacolod vaccination roadmap for approval

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod government submitted for approval its proposed vaccination roadmap to the Department of Health in Region 6 last week, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who is the chairman of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Council, said.


P150 million mall nearing completion

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Saravia Mall worth P150 million is nearing completion and its turnover by the private contractor to the local government of EB Magalona in Negros Occidental is expected in May this year, Mayor Marvin Malacon said.


Power coops to suspend collection

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Both the Central Negros Electric Cooperative and the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative announced over the weekend that they will temporarily suspend the collection of dues from lifeline member-consumers, effective next month. Danny Pondevilla, manager of


Guns seized in encounter

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Army soldiers recovered firearms during an encounter with suspected New People’s Army rebels in Sitio Nabalaskan, Brgy. Napacao, Siaton, Negros Oriental, on Saturday. Soldiers of the 11th Infantry Battalion figured in an encounter with six NPA


P50M in giant clams recovered in Neg. Or.

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and police personnel have recovered giant clams, weighing 10,000 kilos and worth about P50 million, during an entrapment operation in Brgy. Pagatban, Bayawan City in Negros Oriental on Friday. They

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3.7K live hogs from WV to arrive in Manila today

Over 40 vans containing 3,707 live hogs, worth P38.5 million, are expected to arrive in Metro Manila from Western Visayas via the Oceanic Container Lines today. “Today, the vessel will leave our international port in Loboc (Lapuz) and will arrive

Humanizing and Christianizing technology

Many economists and other analysts highly recommend that the youth of today must be convinced that their chances of being gainfully employed will increase significantly if they take less interest in diploma-oriented college courses in the traditional universities and colleges.

EO on nat’l employment recovery up

An executive order is currently being drafted to institutionalize the 2021-2022 National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) to bring back jobs in the labor market and enhance the skills of the local workforce, a Palace official said yesterday. In a virtual

Environmental degradation poses triple threat: UN

Climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution pose a triple threat to human health and prosperity that may be averted only by transforming how we power our economies and feed ourselves, the United Nations said Thursday. A scientific assessment by the

Meat prices stable: PVO

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Meat prices in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, are now stable and even started to decrease after three weeks of surge, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday. Decena said the shipment of pork outside Negros

City generally peaceful: VM

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Generally peaceful” was how Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran described the peace and order situation in Bacolod despite the spate of killings that have transpired in the city recently. Familiaran reassured residents and the business