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Bottoms up: 100-yr-old hails beer as her elixir

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MANILA Flor shows her favorite beverage during her 100th birthday celebration on March 31. She gave away cans of beer during her party. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Centenarian Manila Rodriguez Flor has been repeatedly asked about her secret to longevity. She just smiles and replies, “A bottle of beer.”

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

President’s sister turns over classrooms in Negros

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The Aklat, Gabay at Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (Agapp), headed by presidential sister Pinky Aquino-Abellada, recently turned over 17 two-classroom kindergarten buildings on Negros Island.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New, better life for Cadiz folk

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Super Typhoon “Yolanda” flattened houses and flipped over boats in a fishing village on Lakawon Island off Cadiz City, Negros Occidental province, on Nov. 8, 2013. More than four months after the devastation, the islet’s 280 families are given a chance to start anew with the help of a nongovernment organization.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

6 hurt by explosion and fire on cargo ship in Bacolod

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Six crew members suffered minor injuries Friday morning when a cargo ship caught fire while docked at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp (Bredco) port in Bacolod City.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mayor told to stop house project in protected area

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The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) has ordered a municipal mayor to stop building a rest house inside the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP), a protected area.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Leyte town turns disaster into blessing

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Mayor Leonardo Javier in front of his town’s public market. CARLA P. GOMEZ

It is hard to believe that the clean streets of Javier town, Leyte province, were once strewn with debris left by super typhoon “Yolanda” in November last year.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Marcos double outlives original

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SEEING DOUBLE  Jesus Quevenco (left) with  Ferdinand Marcos and with Imelda Marcos, standing in for the then presidential candidate in 1964  CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

He outlived the original by 25 years. Jesus Quevenco, who once said he doubled for Ferdinand Marcos in the 1965 presidential campaign, died in a hospital in Bacolod City on Wednesday. He was 90.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ donors go for fiberglass boats

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WORKERS construct fiberglass boats in the factory of  Negrense Volunteers for Change at the reclamation area in Bacolod City.   CARLA P. GOMEZ

When a volunteer group had raised enough funds to construct 1,600 boats for fishermen who lost their means of livelihood after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept northern Negros last November, a realization struck its leaders: To build wooden boats would mean cutting down an equal number of trees, which could cause devastating floods.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Escudero bats for amendment of oil price deregulation law

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Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said here Tuesday he would push for an amendment to the Oil Price Deregulation Law to prevent predatory pricing that has resulted in higher fuel prices in Negros Occidental.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Graft case ordered vs ex-lawmaker

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Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella

The Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a graft case against Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella and two others in the Sandiganbayan for the alleged overpriced purchase of information technology (IT) packages from 2002 to 2006 that were bought using his pork barrel when he was a congressman.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rebels hold Negros farm workers hostage

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Suspected New People’s Army rebels held hostage 25 farm workers and their children as well as four security guards of an hacienda in Kabankalan City for almost 10 hours starting late Wednesday night, according to an Army officer.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Execs suspend classes after bloodshed in Negros school

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BACOLOD CITY—The Department of Education (DepEd) provincial office suspended classes at Trinidad Elementary School in Pontevedra town, Negros Occidental, after the deaths of two teachers in a gun attack there.   Juliet Jeruta, schools superintendent of Negros Occidental, said nurses of the DepEd with training in stress debriefing were to meet with teachers and pupils [...]

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No pork, no problem for hospital

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BACOLOD CITY—The absence of the corruption-ridden pork barrel system will not stop medical aid to the poor, at least in the case of a state-run hospital in this city.   A top official of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), said the absence of pork, which was declared illegal by the Supreme Court, could [...]

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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