Bayanihan 3 revenue sources to be discussed

The leadership of the House of Representatives and the economic managers will meet tomorrow to iron out some differences in both the spending side and the revenue side of the proposed Bayanihan to Arise as One Act or Bayanihan 3.


Pump prices up for fourth straight week

Oil companies have announced another hike in pump prices, marking the fourth consecutive week for an increase. Starting this morning, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter, and gasoline by P0.75 per liter.


23-storey condo rises in Bacolod

A 23-storey condominium project was topped off on May 7, and will very soon become an iconic architecture depicting Bacolod’s modern era, a press release said. Zealous in its pursuit of modernization, iSecure Realty Corp. has introduced Sitari, the newest


MSMEs urged to protect IP, branding amid Covid crisis

Micro, small and medium enterprises with protected intellectual property (IP) and positive branding strategies have defied store closures and revenue losses that marked the first pandemic year, industry stakeholders said. “Through e-commerce, MSMEs can reach out to more potential consumers


‘Reopening of economy to boost employment’

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 that unemployment rate went down from 8.8 percent last February


‘Pork imports needed to curb meat inflation’

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 of some 100 million Filipinos, the National Economic and Development


PH inflation remains at 4.5% in April

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 goods and services for the first four months of 2021


PhilID to eliminate ‘unbanked’ citizenry

The head of the National Economic and Development Authority said the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), or the national ID system, will push for financial inclusion and secure social protection. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said in his report to

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Minors, elders can register for PhilSys

Filipinos aged 15 to 17 and 65 and above, who opt to register for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), may leave their homes, Malacañang said yesterday. This was after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Insure hogs with PCIC, swine farmers urged

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas is calling on local government units to encourage swine farmers to insure their herd with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation to avail of indemnification once their stocks are hit by illness or diseases,

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CASH AID. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (right) led the distribution of cash assistance to fire victims in Barangay 12 yesterday, with Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, councilors Archie Baribar and Bart Orola, Barangay 12 Captain Ely Alcantara, DSSD head Pacita Tero, and other officials*

Bodycams for cops? Yes, Yes!

Is the good news only in the United Kingdom, or is the whole world now seeing a lull in the once galloping infections of the COVID? World news reports tell us that the UK has eased restrictions and people there

I have called you friends

During the past Sundays, Jesus revealed his desire to enter into a personal and intimate relationship with each of us. He expressed this by using images, like the good shepherd, who willingly lays down his life for his sheep, and

Negrense war hero honored

The bust of Marine junior military officer, 1Lt. Lolinato To-ong Sr., a Medal of Valor awardee, was unveiled in Brgy. Cabacungan, La Castellana, Negros Occidental yesterday, led by AFP chief of staff, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Rhumyla Mangilimutan, and Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, AFP Central Command chief, in the presence of To-ong’s family and other officials* Gilbert Bayoran photo