Gov’t borrowings up 214.45% in first 10 months

Government borrowings in the first 10 months of the year jumped by 214.45 percent year-on-year primarily due to requirements to address the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) data showed total borrowings, as of end-October this year,


100K more OFWs to get aid

Another 100,000 displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will benefit from the cash assistance program of the government, which was infused with additional funds worth P1 billion, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Saturday.


P157M loan for sari-sari store owners

A micro-financing program, worth P157 million, was initiated by Coca-Cola Philippines to help community-based businesses, like sari-sari stores and carinderia, to restart their operations after being affected by the coronavirus disease pandemic and the community quarantine.


Biz group to upskill 1M Pinoys

The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) is launching a five-year program that targets to expand the skills of one million Filipinos.

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PCOM Negros Occidental officers take oath

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The new set of officers of the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine Negros Occidental Chapter (PCOM NOC) for 2024-2025 led by Dr. Gilda Rose Lim recently took their oath of office during the 21st Dr. Telesforo

Yulo hopeful NIR fully operational by 2025

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following approval of the creation of the Negros Island Region, Negros Occidental Rep. Emilio Bernardino Yulo is hopeful that the new administrative region will be fully operational in 2025. “We can hope that by 2025, we

Sans honors

My late father would always tell us that he did not expect his children to graduate with Latin honors. What he wanted was for us to understand our lessons and apply our learnings in real life. “I do not want

Lost in time

The other day my daughter went to meet her mom at the latter’s office from school, going there by jeepney. She has had extensive experience commuting from home to school, and vice versa, but that has the limit of her

Occeño denies endorsement of Dina Arroyo-Tantoco bid

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Board Member Anton Occeño yesterday clarified that there was no announcement or endorsement, from five mayors in the 5th district of Negros Occidental, of Dina Arroyo-Tantoco, a niece of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. There

Passenger dead, dozens injured in bus crash

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN A bus passenger died, while dozens others were injured, as a result of a bus crash at about 5 p.m. yesterday at Purok Talos, Brgy. Igmayaan, Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, according to Mayor Laurence Marxlen