‘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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Bacolod company honors Diaz

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod City based-Aldrtz Corporation is giving a year’s supply of Pau Liniment to Olympic Gold Medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, as a sign of gratitude to her for giving honor to the country, a statement from the

Positive news lifts equities index, peso

Risk-on sentiments reigned in both the local bourse and foreign currency trading yesterday, lifting both the main equities index and the peso. The Philippine Stock Exchange index rose by 1.76 percent, or 113.75 points, to 6,560.06 points. All Shares increased

Petecio assured of medal; Rule bows out of Olympics

Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is now assured of at least an Olympic bronze medal after beating Yeni Arias of Colombia in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo yesterday. Despite an aggressive stance from Arias, Petecio landed

NegOr solar power plant granted DILG safety seal

A solar power plant based in Negros Oriental received a safety seal certificate from the Department of Labor and Employment. DOLE-7 director Salome Siaton said yesterday that Monte Solar Energy Inc. in Barangay Tamisu, Bais City is the first company

El Cid: Bacolod not likely to appeal GCQ-HR status

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The city government is not likely to appeal the General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restriction status from August 1 to 15, approved by President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday evening, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said yesterday.

BOC exceeds July collection target

The Bureau of Customs has surpassed its July 2021 collection target after posting P4.432 billion surplus, or 8.2 percent of the month’s goal. Based on the preliminary report from the BOC-Financial Service released yesterday, the bureau has collected P58.183 billion