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


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

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Globe wins in 2022 ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Leading digital solutions platform Globe was recently recognized by the ASEAN Innovative Business Platform (AIBP) for being a trailblazer on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration in digital innovation. The leading digital solutions company was commended

NTA budget cuts till 2024

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental local government units have to tighten their belts as the reduction of their shares from all national tax collections, will not only be next year, but also up to 2024, according to Governor Eugenio

Bacolod City chosen for breast cancer initiative

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod City has been chosen as a pilot area for the recent launching of Project BrIDGE (Breast Cancer Integrated Disease Solutions in Guideline-Driven Ecosystem) for having the highest incidence of breast cancer in the whole Philippines

‘Mga Istorya Balangaw’ in Himamaylan

BY ROGER D. BELTRAN LGBT Pride in Himamaylan City conducted “Mga Istorya Balangaw” in different barangays of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.  It is a series of storytelling activities which is part of the group’s projects in connection with the June

Detained Moises Padilla officials granted bail

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Guihulngan Regional Trial Court in Negros Oriental has granted bail of P200,000 each against four Moises Padilla officials, who were charged for murder, in connection with the death of a municipal councilor in 2019. Respondents

High sugar prices blamed on greedy traders

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Greediness of some sugar traders triggered the high prices of sugar in the market, disclosed UNIFED president Manuel Lamata yesterday. Lamata said that some traders are hoarding sugar to manipulate the market “as if there was