DOLE, DOT expand coverage of aid for tourism workers

The Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Tourism have expanded the coverage of the beneficiaries in the tourism sector displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. In a joint advisory issued yesterday relative to the implementation of


PLDT-Smart heeds call to improve services

The country’s largest integrated telco PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. are heeding the government’s call to elevate the telecommunications industry and deliver world-class services. “We support the call of the President to improve our services, and we


DOH reports 273 new recoveries

A total of 273 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), as of yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH), said. In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said this brings the country’s total recoveries to 409,329 or 91.6


PSEi slips, peso flat

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) shed yesterday but the peso managed to stay strong and ended sideways against the US dollar. The main equities index lost 1.40 percent, or 101.01 points, to 7,102.66 points. All Shares declined by 0.77


Newly hired nurses now allowed to leave PH

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has officially lifted the temporary ban on the deployment of newly-hired nurses. In Governing Board Resolution (GBR) No. 17 dated Dec. 7 and released yesterday, the agency allowed newly hired nurses, nursing aides, and


Palace hopes Congress will submit budget

Malacañang yesterday expressed hope that they would receive the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 from Congress within the week. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte would need to review the proposed budget to see if there are


New round of price hike takes effect

Oil firms will increase their prices effective this morning. In separate advisories, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell said they will hike gasoline prices by P0.25 per liter and P0.40 per liter on diesel. Seaoil and Shell will also raise

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GOVERNORS. Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson and Negros Oriental Gov. Manuel “Chaco” Sagarbarria at a meeting yesterday at the Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol in Dumaguete City.* NegOcc Capitol PIO photo

God’s love gives us complete joy

The gospel of the feast of St. Matthias on May 14 tells us about how much God loves us, where we can find that love and how that love gives us also the complete joy. (cfr. Jn 15,9-17) “Jesus said

246 nabbed in NegOcc anti-illegal gambling ops

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The month long anti-illegal operations in Negros Occidental, including the highly urbanized Bacolod City, has led to the arrest 246 persons, according to reports of the Police Regional Office 6. Among the arrested suspects, a total

A day of appreciation and empowerment for moms

In a heartwarming display of community spirit and appreciation for motherhood, McDonald’s The Upper East and Megaworld Bacolod recently organized a special event to celebrate Mother’s Day, a press release from the organizers said. The event titled “Celebrating Motherhood: A

Loyalty check unnecessary for WV cops – Wanky

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Stressing that the police force in Western VIsayas is a very professional one, PBrig. Gen. Jack Wanky, regional police director, yesterday said that there is no need to conduct a loyalty check. For us here, I

P13.7M livestock damaged in drought

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The province of Negros Occidental sustained P13,784,650 million worth of damage to livestock and poultry from the El Niño phenomenon, following deaths of 14,598 chickens and other ruminants, as of May 13. In her report to