Negrense boxers receive cash incentives

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson recently gave cash incentives to four Negrense boxers who bagged gold and bronze medals at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games on May 12-23, 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam. They were Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista,


Governor’s Cup football championships qualifying kicks off

The Governor’s Cup Football Provincial Championships, in cooperation with Abanse Negrense Sports Programs, officially kicked off its qualifying tournament on September 24 at the Bacolod City National High School. Various LGU teams participated in two main categories: the 9-a-side with


La Carlota City, Candoni lead inter-LGU tourneys

The city of La Carlota and the municipality of Candoni took the lead as the top LGUs in basketball and boxing, respectively. La Carlota City was undefeated in the Governor’s Cup Inter-LGU 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in the 14-under and 17-under


NegOcc wins 3 chess invitational trophies

It was a tense but exciting weekend for Negrenses at the Gov. Bong Lacson Invitational Chess Cup – Occidental vs. Oriental that kicked off at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City on September 24-25 but Negros Occidental eventually


Masskaride set for Oct. 1

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More than 2,500 cyclists are expected on October 1, riding in their best Masskara costume for the Masskaride, which will take place the day after the official kick off of the first Masskara Festival under the


Bacoleña joins World Cycling Championship in Italy

A Bacoleña is joining the 140-kilometer Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body for cycling, to participate in the 1st Gravel World Championship on October 8 this year, in Venice, Italy. Janiree Rubrico-Dacles, 29, of Brgy. Granada, Bacolod is


Bootfest at former sugar mill

“(We) are proud to be the venue of such a milestone event…we commend and fully support this program that encourages kids to have fun playing football and in doing so, assist in the development of their skills, competitiveness and determination,” Jennifer Ann


Governor’s Cup inter-LGU 3-on-3 basketball tourney held

As the country gradually lifts the restrictions and safely navigates into the “new normal,” the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, through the Provincial Sports Office (PSO), recently organized the Governor’s Cup inter-LGU 3-On-3 basketball tournament. Through the steadfast efforts and


Bacolodnon 9th grader joins Jr. NBA Asia

Paul Adrian Barcelona, a 6-foot 9th grader of St. John’s Institute in Bacolod City, is set to join the Jr. NBA Asia in Tokyo, Japan as one of the Philippines’ representatives on Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, a press release

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MassKaralympics competitions to open

Three sporting events are expected to be crowd-drawers in the first week of the 43rd Bacolod MassKara Festival. Dubbed “MassKaralympics,” Festival Director Pinky Ocampo said “the billiards, tchoukball, and football matches are just a few among the numerous sports tournaments

Life is all about gift

We need to realize this truth about ourselves more deeply. Everything is gift in our life. All the good things that we have come from God, freely given to us so we can be what he wants us to be—his

More former rebels get gov’t financial assistance

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Nineteen former rebels who surrendered to the Army’s 94th Infantry Battalion, yesterday received a total of P570,000 financial assistance from the government. Each of the 19 former rebels, 17 of them residents of Himamaylan City and

Beermen plant trees to mark anniversary

Employees of San Miguel Brewery marked the 32nd anniversary of its Bacolod plant with a tree-planting activity in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City. According to a press release, the activity also coincided with the 132nd anniversary of the plant’s parent company,

Benitez not expecting resistance to NIR creation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez, who authored House Bill 1446 that seeks to create Region VI-B, yesterday said that there is no “real expectation of resistance” from other provincial heads in Iloilo and

Bloodletting drive at Pahanocoy

To celebrate Voluntary Blood Donors Day, the Rotary Club of Bacolod-Marapara recently assisted in a bloodletting program in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, headed by Brgy. Captain Yolanda “Bebing” Noble. Partnering the program were the Bacolod Police Office, the blood bank