Globe powers over 600 prepaid fiber hubs

Digital solutions platform Globe has fired up over 600 TMBayan Fiber WiFi hubs as of the end of October to address the growing need for connectivity nationwide as the economy opens up and mobility improves. TMBayan Fiber, Globe’s pioneering prepaid


NegOcc organic farm areas expanding

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Organic farms in Negros Occidental have further widened in area to 2,000 hectares, disclosed Provincial Agriculturist Edmundo Raul Causing yesterday. With this development, Causing said they are now looking at going mainstream, with the establishment of


NONESCOST universityhood on track

The Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology was initially found compliant with all institutional requirements to become a university after the on-site validation of the composite team from the Commission on Higher Education and the bi-cameral Committee on


GSIS VP meets Bacolod officers

Agency Authorized Officers (AAO’s) of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Bacolod Branch Office engaged in a meet and greet with the GSIS Vice-President for Visayas Operations, Deity Manampan, who visited the city for the first time. One hundred seventy-four


Local biz trade fair opens

The City Government of Bacolod, on the initiative of Bacolod Business Development and Investment Promotions Center (BBDIPC), has an ongoing trade fair at the activity center of Ayala Malls Capitol Central. Titled “Locally Yours”, it is a pop-up exhibition of


P2B hotel to rise in Bacolod

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A P2 billion hotel, Megaworld’s biggest and most iconic, is soon to rise inside its 34-hectare Upper East township in Bacolod City. Cleofe Albiso, managing director of Megaworld Hotel and Resorts, disclosed in a press briefing


Automated fare collection goes live in Bacolod

beep™ operator AF Payments Inc. recently went live in Bacolod City, in support of the automated fare collection needs of cooperatives operating the MBMJ and UY Transport Services, Inc., which plies the Alijis – Central Market Loop and Bata –


Big-time rollback on diesel, kerosene today

Oil firms will implement big-time price rollbacks for diesel and kerosene as well as less than 50 centavos price cut for gasoline starting today. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Jetti, Petro Gazz, Phoenix Petroleum, PTT, Seaoil and Shell said they


More Thai investments await PH

Thai industries, particularly food and infrastructure, vowed to pour in more investments in the Philippines. Kriengkrai Thiennukul, chair of the Federation of Thai Industries, made this commitment in a roundtable conference between Thai business leaders and Philippine economic managers and

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Murcia’s Tinabu-ay Festival launched

In an emphatic manifestation of how people wanted to return to the normal ways of face-to-face interactions, almost all sectors of Murcia society yesterday joined in the launching of the 26th Tinabu-ay Festival with the theme “Bugay kag Bugana sa

NegOr MSMEs urged to adopt digital biz strategies

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Oriental on Thursday called on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province to adapt to the new trend of doing business through digital platforms. “This is the way to

Bacolaodiat organizers secure Mayor’s support

A more vibrant celebration of the Lunar New Year is set to take place in January 2023 after the Bacolaodiat Festival Organizing Committee secured the support of Bacolod Mayor Albee Benitez during its meeting at the Bacolod City Government Center

Abanse Negrense table tennis champs named

The Abanse Negrense table tennis tournament provincial championshipkicked off in La Carlota City on November 30, Wednesday and ended with La Carlota City and Bacolod City ping-pong players among the top LGU teams that nabbed the most wins.  A total

Reward for Cui killers raised to P2M

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The reward for the arrest of suspects behind the assassination of former Provincial Consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui has been increased by the provincial government of Negros Occidental from P1.5 million to P 2 million. The

NegOcc records 16 COVID-19 deaths for November

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Incident Management Team recorded 16 COVID-19 deaths in Negros Occidental last month, as health protocols were relaxed. Four deaths were recorded on November 29, while COVID 19 cases went up to as high as