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


PH, Australia push closer agri, energy, climate cooperation

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Saturday vowed to further boost the Philippines and Australia’s cooperation on agriculture, energy, and climate change. Marcos and Albanese pitched the proposal during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of


PH stocks index, peso end week on positive territory

Risk on sentiments reigned in the local bourse yesterday amidst investors’ wait-and-see stance on policy rate path indications from Federal Reserve officials and the peso ended the week sideways. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose by 0.53 percent, or


Economist eyes inflation peak in Q4

Upward adjustments in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) average inflation for this and next year are expected as another sign for the possibility for further hikes in the central bank’s key rates, an economist said. On Thursday, the BSP

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LOADING. Sugarcane loaders are becoming a common sight in the island as farmers mechanize operations.* Francis Villanueva/CCN photo

Victorias cops gets 4 brand new motorcycles

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The mobility operations of the Victorias City Police Station got a boost after it received four brand new customized motorcycles from the city government, through Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez. Benitez yesterday turned over the motorcycles to

PCPC role in high CENECO rates exposed

Konsyumer Negros, a consumer advocacy group, yesterday exposed the role played by Palm Concepcion Power Corporation in the abnormally high power rates burdening consumers in Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc.’s (CENECO) franchise area. In a statement, Griderick Alila, Konsyumer Convenor,

First World problems

There is absolutely nothing wrong with aspiring to have what first world countries have. After all, what Filipino hasn’t been wistfully dreaming of a Philippines that has the universal healthcare system of the British, the educational system of the Scandinavians

NPA claims ambush-slay of soldiers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The ambush and killing of two Army soldiers on November 24 in Sitio Camboguiot, Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, was claimed by the New People’s Army. In a statement, rebel spokesperson Ka Andrea Guerrero disclosed

What Mary’s Immaculate Conception reminds us of

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary reminds us of a most basic and heartwarming truth about ourselves. It reminds us that like Mary, we are actually meant to be sinless. That was the original design