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


Cebu eyeing ‘eSports’ development

The eSports or online gaming industry in Cebu is expected to gain traction moving forward with the right support from the community and the government. This was the projection made by Cebuano entrepreneur Michael Cubos, founder of Monarchs Esports, an


Volleyball training to start July 1

The Philippine National Volleyball Federation is gearing up for the national team bubble training in Laoag City starting Thursday. And this early, PNVF president Tats Suzara is thankful to the city government of Laoag for being gracious in hosting the


No booze, no autographs in Tokyo 2020

No alcohol, no hugs, no cheers and no autographs. Tokyo Olympic organizers yesterday unveiled tough new rules for spectators at the pandemic Games, as they marked one month until the opening ceremony. Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto warned festivities “will


10K fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events

Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed at Tokyo Olympic events, organizers said yesterday, warning competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge. The decision, just weeks before the opening ceremony, ends months of speculation about whether domestic spectators


Donaire to battle Casimero

Nonito Donaire and John Riel Casimero will clash in what could be the biggest all-Filipino world boxing title bout. Both Donaire and Casimero have agreed to unify the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization bantamweight titles in their showdown

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BCPO Police Station 8 jail visits suspended

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following the discovery of attempts by some inmates to escape from the Bacolod City Police Office Station 8 custodial facility, the police has suspended all visits to the inmates until further notice. This was after policemen

8.3% Q1 GDP growth surpasses pre-pandemic level

The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 8.3 percent in the first quarter of 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, as the full reopening of the economy further perked up consumer spending and business activities. This is a significant reversal from

Cebu’s most wanted escapes Talisay jail

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A detained rape suspect managed to escape on May 11, while under the custody of the Talisay City Police Station in Negros Occidental. The fugitive was identified by the police as Arnel Ocaña, of Sitio Mambacano,

Negrense SRA head to be pushed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental 5th District Representative-elect Emilio “Dino” Yulo yesterday said that he will push for a Negrense to head the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). The term of SRA chief Hermenegildo Serafica is expected to end on

Lacson, Benitez look forward to working together

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Newly proclaimed Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he expects “more synergy” between the provincial government of Negros Occidental and the Bacolod City government under the administration of Mayor elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez. I think under

Wage hike for WV private workers, househelp

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas has endorsed to the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) up to P450 daily minimum wage for workers in private establishments and P500 monthly increase for the salary of