Two Negrense footballers make U16 team

Two 15-year-old football players from Bacolod City, Javier Cuadra and Jebb Salceda, have been selected to play in the U16 Philippine team for the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation which kicked off on July 31 in Indonesia. Javier is a second-year


Futsal festival in San Carlos

The San Carlos Negros Football Club, in coordination with the City Sports Office, held a two-day Futsal Festival at Barangay 4 and 1 covered courts on July 30-31. In the women’s open category, the Pamplona Pontevedra FC-A emerged as champion,


Baby Stingers take talents to San Carlos

The University of St. La Salle Bacolod Born 2011 Mixed Football Team dominated the group stage with a 4-0-0 standing on July 23, during the San Carlos City’s 62nd Charter Day Festival of Football at San Julio Football field in


Novice swim fest at San Carlos

At least 47 beneficiaries of the San Carlos City swimming program competed in the Novice Swim Fest at the city’s People’s Park Lap Pool on July 18. The event, facilitated by the San Carlos Swimming Club “The Marlins” under the


MPBL invades City of Smiles

BY WAYNE A. BIGSAT A dinner-press conference for the visiting teams and entourage of Manny Pacquiao’s Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) 2022 Season home games was hosted by Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez at the Government Center lobby on July


Capitol hosts successful chessfest

The weekend brought together more than a hundred young and aspiring chess players to the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City to participate in the Search for Future Negros Chess Masters. Inspired by Governor Eugenio “Bong” Lacson, young chess players came


Bacoleño off World badminton tournament in Spain

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Badminton champion Lance Gabriel Vargas is representing the Philippines in the World Juniors Badminton Tournament in Spain on October this year. Vargas, a Bacoleño, will also play in an ASEAN badminton tournament in November, a press

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VKFLI donates 2,000 sqm lot to Victorias City

The Victorias Kaayong Lawas Foundation Inc. (VKLFI) donated the 2,000 square meter lot and building of the Immaculate Conception Health Center to the city government of Victorias in Negros Occidental. Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez and VKFLI officers and board of

Additional flights to Bacolod requested for MassKara

Major sponsors of MassKara Festival, including San Miguel Brewery Inc., SM Prime Holdings Inc., Megaworld and Bingo Plus, through their respective representatives, Jeremy Losbanes, George Jardiolin, Jennifer Palmares Fong and Jasper Vicencio (left to right) with Atty. Pinky Mirano Ocampo (center) at the signing of the MOA during a press conference at Scarborough Seafood Restaurant in Bacolod City.* GPB photo

SP special session requested for MassKara matters

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod for a special session to be held today for the ratification of the memorandum of agreement between the city and the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation, Inc., and other

Teen MassKara Pageant

BY ROGER D. BELTRAN Twenty teens – 10 in the male category and another 10 in the female category – are vying for the titles at stake in the second edition of the Mr. and Ms. Teen MassKara pageant, a

5,000 homes to rise at Bacolod Yuhom Village

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN About 5,000 homes for informal settlers will soon rise at the Yuhum Village in Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, in a partnership between the administration of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez and the Department of Human Settlements

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