Guv meets Negrense Para Games athlete

Negrense athlete Ariel Joseph Alegarbes, 17, of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, yesterday paid a courtesy call to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, and presented to him his gold and silver medals won in the 2021 Asian Youth Para Games held in


Biado takes US Open 9-ball championship

Filipino Carlo Biado defeated Singaporean Aloysius Yapp, 13-8, in the finals to win the US Open 9-Ball Pool Championship at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA early Sunday morning. Biado’s never say die attitude paid off when down to


Stamps feature Tokyo Olympic medalists

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released stamps celebrating the triumph of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist. The stamps feature Diaz’s winning moments in Tokyo on July 26, 2021 that made her a national sensation as


Paralympic medallist dies

Former Paralympics bronze medallist Josephine Medina, who became one of the modern-day table tennis heroes for the Philippines, passed away on Thursday night at the age of 51. Medina became well-known after she broke a 16-year drought for a Philippine


PH para athletes undaunted by elite rivals

Wheelchair racer Jerrold Mangliwan and discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda are undaunted by the elite opposition they will be up against in their respective events in the World Paralympic Games in Tokyo. “He who gives up will not win. So we


Ang gifts Olympic medalists P22-M

San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang will give Tokyo Olympics medalists, led by the country’s very first gold medal winner Hidilyn Diaz, a total of P22 million in incentives for accomplishing the Philippines’ best Olympic performance to date, in 97

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INSPECTION. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Ernesto Estrao, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, Board Member Jeffrey Tubola inspect the Hinobaan hospital construction.* Capitol PIO photo

CDH suspends non-COVID cases acceptance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The acceptance of non-COVID-19 cases at the Cadiz District Hospital (CDH) has been suspended, Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz disclosed yesterday. Diaz reported that there are only 27 available beds at the

Cauayan extends payments of business taxes, fees

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Good news for Cauayan town taxpayers in Negros Occidental. Mayor John Rey Tabujara gave his concurrence on a resolution approved by the Sangguniang Bayan of Cauayan, of allowing an extension of the deadline for securing business

Comelec reshuffles 22 of 32 NegOcc EOs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Twenty-two of the 32 Election Officers (EOs) in different towns and cities of Negros Occidental, who have been reshuffled, have assumed their respective positions effective January 19, in compliance with the January 11 order issued by

Taking our apostolic mission seriously

That gospel episode of Christ choosing his apostles practically randomly (cfr. Mk 3,13-19) can remind us of many things. First is that we are actually all apostles since if we are to be “another Christ” as we should, we cannot