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PH ready as backup SEAG host

            Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Bambol Tolentino said Tuesday that the Philippines is ready to be a standby host for the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in the future.             Tolentino said during the online Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum that


Utah Jazz signs Fil-Am Clarkson

            ANKARA – Utah Jazz officially signed Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson.             “The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Jordan Clarkson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released,” the Jazz said in a statement.


Sports Hall of Fame noms extended

            Nominations for the fourth enshrinement of the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF) has been extended until January 31, Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez said yesterday.             “In light of the continuing pandemic, the selection committee decided to


‘Do early Christmas shopping’

            The Department of Trade and Industry is reminding consumers to do their Christmas shopping early to avoid crowding in shopping malls and grocery stores.             Glen Fernando, DTI Antique provincial office trade and industry specialist, said that since most


CTA junks petition of UP vs. P9 million unpaid taxes

            The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) en banc has turned down a petition filed by the University of the Philippines (UP) System Administration, challenging a tax assessment against it for unpaid taxes worth P9 million in 2006.             In


SSS studying ways to implement 2nd tranche of pension increase

            The Social Security System is not closing the possibility of implementing the second half of the P2,000 pension increase, but this is being studied carefully since contributions have dropped during the pandemic, its top official said yesterday.             During


PIA TELLS RABIYA: You’re on the right path

            Pia Wurtzbach believes that Rabiya Mateo is on the “right path” as she aims for the Philippines’ fifth Miss Universe crown, ABS-CBN News posted yesterday.             Wurtzbach had a virtual conversation with the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 titleholder Tuesday


Pop on top as Beyonce, Swift, Dua Lipa lead Grammy nods

            Pop queen Beyonce on Tuesday led the Grammys pack with nine nominations, as music prepares to celebrate its hitmakers in a year that saw the coronavirus crisis deal devastating blows to the industry.             Coming in second with six


More brgys declare CPP-NPA persona non grata

          Barangay officials and residents of Gawahon in Victorias City have joined other local government units in declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army, and its political wing, National Democratic Front, persona non grata in their

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Covid hits 50 city employees

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About 50 employees of the Bacolod City government have been infected by the coronavirus disease 2019, as of Monday, City Administrator Em Ang, who is also the executive director of the Emergency Operations Center, said.

SP seeks scientific debate on Ivermectin use vs. Covid

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is strongly requesting for a more intellectual, unbiased, scientific, and no-competitive financial interest debates and discussions on the inclusion of Ivermectin in the list of essential drugs against the Covid-19. The resolution,

NBI, PNP probe murder of Capitol consultant

The Philippine flag at the provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City was flown at half-mast yesterday as the provincial government mourns the killing of consultant Marton Cui Monday night* Capitol PIO photo

DOLE pushes online hiring

The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 6 is calling on private companies to participate in the online hiring initiative under its virtual employment programs and activities, for the Labor Day observance. In cooperation with, the initiative aims

Stocks recover

The local stock barometer recovered yesterday after a three-day slide but the peso continued with its sideways close against the US dollar. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up by 1.01 percent, or 65.42 points, to 6,523.21 points. This

DepEd eyes higher polls compensation

The Department of Education has reached out to the Commission on Elections and requested for additional compensation and benefits for poll workers in the 2022 national elections. Secretary Leonor Briones, in her letter to Comelec Chair Sheriff Abas, noted that