Planet, people and profit

Inspiring stories of resilience and social entrepreneurship were shared at STI West Negros University’s recent event, where women leaders championed the triple bottom line of planet, people, and profit. The event was part of the Tycoon Talk Series hosted by


Rotarians lead coastal cleanup drive

International Coastal Clean-up Day might be a few months away, but a group of Rotarians and other volunteers decided now was a good time to clean up a particularly polluted seafront area of Bacolod City. Members of the Rotary Clubs


Bacolod Tambike community gathers

Under the Bacolod sky, the Tambike event held at McDonald’s Forbes Hill became a convergence of elegance, trendiness, flair, and cultural vibrancy on May 11, a press release from the organizers said. This unique gathering marked a significant milestone as


PIMA Guitar Quartet set Bacolod tour

The accomplished PIMA Guitar Quartet, composed of classical guitarists Patrick Roxas, Iqui Vinculado, Monching Carpio, and Adrik Cristobal, is set to captivate Bacolod City with a series of performances across three different venues. The PIMA Guitar Quartet kicks off their


STIWNU inaugurates new SBE building

In its commitment to continue delivering quality education and exceptional service, STI West Negros University inaugurated its new School of Basic Education (SBE) building along Hilado Street, Barangay 18, Bacolod City, yesterday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and unveiling of the building


Watami bets on Bacolod food scene

• CARLO LEONARDIA When one thinks of the new Bistro Group restaurants in Bacolod City, the first to come to mind would probably be Italianni’s and TGI Fridays, as that is what they are most known for. However, the group


Filmmaker-prof named Bacolod filmfest director

An award-winning filmmaker and longtime educator has been recently appointed by the Bacolod City Government as director of its film festival, set to be held this September in select cinemas in the city. The Bacolod Film Festival Council (BFFC), chaired


Italianni’s opens 2nd Bacolod branch

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Italianni’s Restaurant recently opened its 33rd branch in the country at the ground floor of Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City. The popular restaurant chain, known for its great American-Italian food, is the second Italianni’s


New medtechs take oaths

• ANDREW ALTAREJOS About 168 newly registered medical technologists took their oath as  professionals, presided by Dr. Marilyn Cabal-Barza, chairman, Professional Regulatory Board of Medical Technology of the Professional  Regulation Commission (PRC), at SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City Monday.

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Minor, student drown in Negros Occ.

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two students drowned on Sunday, in Murcia and Ilog towns in Negros Occidental. Both victims were declared dead on arrival at medical facilities in Murcia and Kabankalan City, respectively, according to the police. The 19-year-old victim,

Let’s enter into the wisdom of the cross

The gospel reading of the Mass on Tuesday of the 7th Week in Ordinary Time (Mk 9,30-37) reminds us that true wisdom, given our wounded human condition here on earth, can only be found in the cross of Christ. “The

Loyalty check unnecessary for WV cops – Wanky

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Stressing that the police force in Western VIsayas is a very professional one, PBrig. Gen. Jack Wanky, regional police director, yesterday said that there is no need to conduct a loyalty check. For us here, I

Foundation donates rice to Bacolod senior citizens

Grace Pharmacy president Ian Manuel T. Lo, representing the Dr. Manuel Lo Foundation, generously donated 20,000 five-kilo bags of rice to Bacolod City. The turnover rites were held yesterday at the Bacolod City Government, and the rice donations were received

‘Pandayan Ng Bayan’ for IPs launched by DOST in Talisay City

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Western Visayas turned over and launched the ‘Pandayan Ng Bayan’ project for the indigenous people of Magcorao Tribe in Barangay Katilingban, Talisay City, yesterday. The Pandayan ng Bayan project is being implemented

Photo of the Day

GOVERNORS. Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson and Negros Oriental Gov. Manuel “Chaco” Sagarbarria at a meeting yesterday at the Negros Oriental Provincial Capitol in Dumaguete City.* NegOcc Capitol PIO photo