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


Petecio assured of medal; Rule bows out of Olympics

Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is now assured of at least an Olympic bronze medal after beating Yeni Arias of Colombia in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo yesterday. Despite an aggressive stance from Arias, Petecio landed


IATF okays PBA, women’s volleyball tilt

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the holding of the Philippine Basketball Association’s 46th season, and the country’s hosting of the 21st Asian Seniors Women’s volleyball championship, Malacañang said yesterday. The IATF-EID approved

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Bar exam team conducts ocular inspection

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia received the Supreme Court Bar Examinations Ocular Team, led by lawyer Anna Mickaella Lingat, who is under Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, during their courtesy call at the Bacolod City Government Center Friday. As the

Our duty to spread God’s word

In the gospel, we can notice that Christ was going from one place to another, busy preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. (cfr. Lk 8,1-3) We need to realize that since we have to be

PowerWatch opposing Ceneco AGMA

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. is opposing the holding of the 43rd Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative on September 25 for possible violation of existing health and safety protocols

PPCRV supports online voting

A Catholic Church-based elections watchdog group has expressed support on the use of an “accessible” internet voting technology in the country’s national and local polls. William Emmanuel Yu, Co-IT Director of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), said

Medical frontliners to join protest

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Members of the Medical Frontliners Alliance of Negros (MFAN) will be joining a nationally coordinated protest on September 21 calling for the resignation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for failure of the government to grant

DOH insists Ivermectin not cure for COVID

An official of the Department of Health on Friday reiterated that the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin has not been proven to be effective against the coronavirus disease 2019. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire made this statement in response to a recent