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


PSC exec checks sports program of San Carlos

The cluster head of the Philippine Sports Commission, Nonnie Lopez, visited San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo and Vice Mayor Christopher Paul Carmona on Tuesday, and got updates on the sports program of the city government. Lopez made San Carlos


Maldives hold Azkals to draw

The Philippine Azkals failed to end their stint in the second round of the joint FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers the way they would have wanted it as the Maldives held them to a 1-1 draw at


FIBA teams, Gilas enter Clark bubble

Gilas Pilipinas Men and foreign basketball teams have started to arrive in Clark, Pampanga for the International Basketball Federation Asia Cup Qualifiers slated to commence this week. BCDA president and chief executive officer Vince Dizon, Clark Development Corp. president and

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‘Settle land tax early’

The Land Tax Division of the Bacolod City Treasurer’s Office is encouraging taxpayers to settle their real property tax early to avail of the 20 percent discount on advanced payment. Acting City Treasurer Arlene Memoria announced yesterday, that the CTO

S-PaSS issue now settled – Diaz

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The S-PaSS issue is now resolved and settled. The declaration was made yesterday by Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz after the Department of Interior and Local Government in Western Visayas issued a

Valladolid, Himamaylan hospitals revert to non-COVID designation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday announced the reversion of Valladolid District Hospital and Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, to non-COVID centers, noting that active cases in Negros Occidental have tremendously dropped

Solo exhibit: ‘Art by LD’

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO A solo exhibit titled “Art by LD” featuring the works of graphic/visual artist Leizel Lacsao-Dator opened at the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros (AAB-N) recently and will run until December 7. The exhibit features 31 pieces of

P1.05M in shabu seized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen have seized P1.05 million worth of illegal drugs and a caliber .45 pistol in separate buy bust operations on November 26 and 27 in Negros Occidental, that also led to the arrest of four drug