‘Do early Christmas shopping’

            The Department of Trade and Industry is reminding consumers to do their Christmas shopping early to avoid crowding in shopping malls and grocery stores.             Glen Fernando, DTI Antique provincial office trade and industry specialist, said that since most


Utah Jazz signs Fil-Am Clarkson

            ANKARA – Utah Jazz officially signed Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson.             “The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Jordan Clarkson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released,” the Jazz said in a statement.


PH ready as backup SEAG host

            Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Bambol Tolentino said Tuesday that the Philippines is ready to be a standby host for the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in the future.             Tolentino said during the online Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum that


Mayor lifts lockdowns in 3 markets

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued Executive Order No. 68 lifting the Sunday lockdown of the three major markets in Bacolod City – Central Market, Burgos Market and Libertad Market.


Testing, testing …

What steps has our government taken against that entity who reportedly referred to our country as “the Philippines, Province of China”? Susmariosep! Was it a foreign entity, or someone from China itself? Wasn’t that a diplomatic faux pas that should be responded to with the proper legal steps? It might have been an honest mistake, but, considering present world conditions, a correction or apology should be demanded from whoever used that term. I hope it was only some ignoramus who did that, and other Chinese people do not adopt it, too.

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Stocks recover

The local stock barometer recovered yesterday after a three-day slide but the peso continued with its sideways close against the US dollar. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up by 1.01 percent, or 65.42 points, to 6,523.21 points. This

No need for border restrictions with Negros Occ, Iloilo guv says

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN There is no need to impose border restrictions with Negros Occidental, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said. Defensor, in a phone conversation with Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, said, “I am confident that, even with

Changan Bacolod pioneers steering change

A family with more than four decades of experience in the automotive industry has pioneered a steering change in Bacolod City, with the distributorship launching yesterday of a brand that means “Lasting Safety”, even amid the pandemic. Mae Ann Gochangco,

Malacañang donates 25K face shields to Bacolod

The City Government has started distributing to barangay frontliners the 25,000 face shields recently donated by the Office of President Rodrigo Duterte. Mayor Evelio Leonardia said, “This provision from President Duterte is most welcome and appreciated. Every shred of help

‘Negros Occidental not safe right now’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN It is not safe in Negros Occidental at this time, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday after noting that the increase in Covid-19 cases have been in triple digits in the past four days. The Provincial

NPAs admit burning of equipment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The New People’s Army Roselyn Jean Pelle Command has claimed responsibility for the burning and destruction of three heavy equipment on April 12 in Brgy. Consing, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, saying the quarry operations in Malogo