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


PSA names Fil-Japanese golfer Athlete of the Year

Filipina-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso will headline this year’s Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards. The country’s oldest media organization announced on Sunday that Saso, who quickly made waves in her rookie season as a pro last year, has been named the Athlete


Rain or Shine clarifies Garcia-Gavina setup

Rain or Shine alternate governor Edison Oribiana maintained that only Chris Gavina will be calling the shots for the team ahead of the upcoming PBA season. This, as there is still a confusion among the fans about Caloy Garcia’s new


SEA Games dancesport champs called up anew

The Philippine Dancesport Federation (PDSF) is set to bring back the same team that racked up golds in the previous Southeast Asian Games for the upcoming edition in Hanoi. In a memorandum dated March 4 but was made public on


Parks to skip PBA 46th season

Talk ‘N Text guard Ray Parks revealed on Saturday that he will not play in the upcoming Philippine Basketball Association season due to personal reasons. “It is with a heavy heart that I will have to excuse myself and not

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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

Djokovic overcomes three-hour rain break to advance in Rome

World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a “strange” lengthy rain delay to beat American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) to reach the third round of the Italian Open on Tuesday. Title holder Djokovic waited three hours to finish off the

Capitol mulls reward for Cui’s assailants

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN       The giving of rewards to anybody who can provide information leading to the identification and arrest of those behind the killing of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui is being considered by the provincial government of

Bangkok-inspired floating market, resto to open soon in EB Magalona

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following the success of the Tomongtong mangrove eco-trail tourist attraction, another tourist destination is soon to open in the coastal barangay of Madalag in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental. This time, it will feature a Bangkok-inspired floating

A Many-Splendored Thing

Isn’t the United Nations sanctioning China for its irresponsible game of sending a rocket into space, unknowing where it will land? Anyone watching the reports on TV couldn’t help worrying about the repercussions in case that rocket misfired and landed

Lacson to form provincial panel for peace talks

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he will issue an executive order creating a provincial peace panel for localized peace engagements in Negros Occidental. The creation of the multi-sectoral group peace panel, that will include