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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Our inherent desire for God

Despite whatever, we cannot deny that there is in us an inherent desire for what is good, and ultimately for God and for heaven. This truth about ourselves is dramatized in that gospel episode where Herod was so intrigued about

Bacolod SP amends rules

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod amended several provisions of its internal rules and regulations for the year 2022 to 2015, during its regular session Wednesday. The resolution authored by Councilor Al Victor Espino, chairman of the SP

Coast Guard joins Coastal Clean Up Day

The Philippine Coast Guard conducted its annual coastal clean-up activity in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Saturday in line with the International Coastal Clean-Up Day in the Philippines. The activity was held in collaboration with the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary of

Initiative for political detainees launched

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO In line with the commemoration of the 50th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, progressive groups in Negros Occidental yesterday launched Kaisahan ng mga Kapatid, Kapamilya, Kaibigan ng mga Bilanggong Politikal-Negros

Valderrama is new Confed national president

Aurelio “Bodie” Valderrama Jr. was elected yesterday as the national president of the Confederation of Sugarcane Farmers (Confed) for Crop Year 2022-2024 (Sept. 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2024). According to the press release, Valderrama, who was elected as president

San Carlos BFP substation activated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A substation of the Bureau of Fire and Protection in Brgy. 1 poblacion, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, is now operational. This was after it was reactivated on September 16 by BFP regional and provincial officials