Bagonhon farmers get palay subsidy

Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo, assisted by councilors Ma. Femmy Martir, Victor Michael Javellana, and Jozsef Mark Dexter Somcio, and City Agriculturist Carlito Indencia inspected the initial delivery of certified seeds in the warehouse at the Office of the City


PHCCI turns golden

The Perpetual Help Community Cooperative Inc. in Negros Oriental recognized 33 founding members for their contributions in improving the economic condition and quality of life of the members during its 50th founding anniversary this year. PHCCI chairman of the Board


More funds eyed to repatriate OFWs

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said yesterday it needs more funds for the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the remaining funds for the measure, amounting to P1.4 billion,


‘Give EO on imported pork tariff a chance’

President Rodrigo Duterte has urged the Senate to reconsider his order on reducing tariff rates on imported pork products, Malacañang said yesterday. Duterte stood firm on his decision to keep Executive Order (EO) 128 that temporarily modifies the rates on


Stocks gauge, peso slip on Covid surge

The Philippine Stock Exchange index declined anew on rising Covid-19 cases around the world while the peso was not spared. The main equities index shed 0.94 percent, or 61.03 points, to 6,439.39 points. It was followed by most counters, with


Imported vehicle sales up 7% in Q1

Sales of imported vehicles for the first quarter of the year increased by 7 percent to 15,857 units from 14,554 units sold in the same period in 2020, the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors said yesterday. Avid said all

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P2.9 million shabu seized

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Bacolod City Police Office seized P2.9 million worth of suspected shabu weighing 432.26 grams in its intensified operations last month, its spokesperson, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, said yesterday. Indiape said that out of 59 drug

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,

P2.7 million shabu haul in Murcia

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / ADRIAN P. NEMES III Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized about P2.7 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Purok Lacson, Brgy. Alegria, Murcia, Negros Occidental on May 4. The

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

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

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. The main equities index further fell by 0.38 percent, or

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