Tokyo Games chiefs start ‘safe’ test events

The first test event since the unprecedented postponement of the Games will be wheelchair rugby on April 3 and 4. Tokyo Olympics organizers yesterday unveiled virus countermeasures for test events that will resume later this week for the first time


NSAs receive P5.12-B funding, PSC record shows

The Philippine Sports Commission has extended a total of P5.12 billion financial assistance for sports development of the national sports associations in the last decade. Based on the PSC financial report released to the media yesteday, the Philippine Athletics Track


PBA plans to adjust ‘semi-bubble’ set-up

The Philippine Basketball Association is planning to make some adjustments to its upcoming season due to the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. The league is planning to hold the games of the season opener Philippine Cup at


Chess wizard receives scholarship

The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao government has granted a 10-year-old Bangsamoro chess master an educational scholarship, vowing to provide financial assistance for his training and future matches. “One of the goals of the Bangsamoro Sports Commission is to


Basilan to appeal MPBL decision

The Basilan Steel labeled as “unfair” the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League’s ruling to forfeit their supposed South Division Finals Game 3 against the Davao Occidental Tigers due to positive Covid-19 cases. This, as the vastly improved squad confirmed on Tuesday


PhilCycling championships postponed

The Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines (PhilCycling) has to call off its plans to hold the national cycling championships over the midyear due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases. Although PhilCycling initially scheduled the national championships for road


Fil-Am Joshua Munzon heads 65 PBA draft picks

As expected by fans and observers alike, Joshua Munzon was the first pick of the regular Philippine Basketball Association  Draft held virtually on Sunday night. And for the Philippines’ No. 1 3×3 player, it is a great privilege that he


De los Santos wins 9th gold in e-kata tilt

Filipino e-kata player James De Los Santos won his ninth gold for 2021 after ruling the Katana Intercontinental League #2. The world No. 1 defeated Matias Domont of Switzerland, 27.44-26.32, in the final to win it all. It was the


Boxing great Hagler dead at 66

Boxing legend Marvin Hagler, the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, died on Saturday at age 66, his wife said. In a posting on the famed fighter’s Facebook page, Kay G. Hagler said her husband passed away at the

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12-hour power outage looms

Power outage of up to 12 hours will hit the coverage area of the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative on May 8 and 9, after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines scheduled an interruption to facilitate the preventive maintenance servicing

Covid hits 16 more cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Sixteen more police personnel assigned in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental have been added to the list of the PNP members in Western Visayas infected with Covid-19, on May 2, the PNP Health Service reported. Of

Oil firms to hike pump prices anew this week

Oil companies will implement another price increase effective this morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Seaoil, Shell, and Unioil said diesel prices will go up by P0.35 per liter, while gasoline prices will increase by P0.20 per liter. Caltex, Seaoil,

Motorcycle driver killed in crash

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A motorcycle driver, believed to be under the influence of liquor, died while his back-rider was injured when they figured in an accident at about 12:50 a.m. Saturday in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City. Killed was

VMC posts growth amid pandemic

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Victorias Milling Company, that is marking its 102nd anniversary, said that it managed to achieve a positive growth, despite the difficulties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Its chairman, Wilson Young, attributed this growth largely

21 more infected in Victorias

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Victorias City Hall and its annexed buildings and offices will be temporary closed, from May 4 to 7, for disinfection and contact tracing purposes, after 21 of its employees tested positive for Covid-19, City Administrator