Tsitsipas captures maiden Masters title

Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday in a one-sided final in the Monte Carlo Open for his first Masters 1000 title and put his success to “learning to breathe”. The Greek 22-year-old world number five took just


Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Olympics

The Olympic flame is on its way across Japan and athletes around the world are ramping up training, but 100 days before Tokyo 2020 opens, organizers still face monumental challenges. Virus surges, including in Japan, are playing havoc with preparations


Torch relay barred from Osaka roads

The Olympic torch relay will be barred from public roads across Japan’s Osaka region as virus cases there spike, prompting officials to declare a medical emergency, the governor said yesterday. A decision to keep the flame away from public view


Tiger keenly missed at Masters

Tiger Woods is in “decent spirits” at home recovering from serious leg injuries in a February car crash but his absence from the Masters is keenly felt by friendly rivals. Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy and second-ranked Justin Thomas, both


PSC-NCFP selection tourney begins today

The National Chess Federation of the Philippines has launched several online competitions including the Luzon Leg of the Philippine Sports Commission-NCFP selection tournament that starts today until Thursday. The event, bankrolled by NCFP president and senior Deputy Speaker Butch Pichay,


Honduras XI deny US Tokyo Olympics berth

Honduras reached the Tokyo Olympics football tournament yesterday, denying the United States a place with a 2-1 semi-final victory in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Mexico joined Honduras at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games after beating Canada, 2-0, in the second

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Bidding for 20-MW Ceneco requirement pushes through

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The bidding for the Central Negros Electric Cooperative 20-megawatt base load power supply requirement for years 2021 to 2031 pushed through, acting general manager Danny Pondevilla said, contrary to a statement made by Power Watch

28 nabbed, 3 drug dens dismantled

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three suspected drug dens were dismantled in Kabankalan City, while 28 persons were apprehended by the police in a series of buy-bust operations in Negros Occidental on May 7 and 8, that also yielded about P357,000

Complicate to simplify

This is a common enough phenomenon in our life. We should not be surprised by it anymore. To fix things, for example, we may have to disassemble them first and look closely at the different parts. To solve a problem,

Photo of the Day

NO WATER. An employee of Baciwa-Primewater replacing the 12″ diameter valve in Handumanan that resulted in water service interruption affecting more than 30 areas in Bacolod City starting yesterday morning* Baciwa-Primewater FB photo

Over 1.5K tourism workers inoculated

A total of 1,510 frontline workers in the accommodation and hospitality industry have received their first dose of vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019. In a statement, Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the total, recorded as of April

Duterte gets Sinopharm jab

President Rodrigo Duterte last night received his first shot of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go went live on Facebook to show Duterte getting inoculated with Sinopharm. He was vaccinated by Health Secretary