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6 hurt by explosion and fire on cargo ship in Bacolod


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 »

Iconic edifices at Bacolod’s Christmas village

THE MOST iconic edifices in the world float on clouds above the Christmas Village. Philip Loyola/CONTRIBUTOR

One will know the Christmas holidays have truly started when Bamboo Tonogbanua’s Christmas Village opens to bring cheer to the public.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bacolod pair bags 18-U boys’ doubles title in PSC-Philta net

BACOLOD City’s Fernando Arguelles and Raymark Marcellana easily won the 18-under boys’ title in the doubles division of the 3rd leg of the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Lawn Tennis Association Visayas Junior Tennis Championships after scoring a walkover win over Enrico Gonzaga and Adrian Javier yesterday at the Montevista Tennis Association’s tennis courts in Bacolod City. [...]

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

La Carlota netters shine in Bacolod

THE NETTERS from La Carlota City, Negros Occidental showed off their strength yesterday as they took home majority of the championship titles in the final day of the 3rd leg of the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Lawn Tennis Association Visayas Junior Tennis Championships at the Montevista Tennis Association’s (Monta) tennis courts in Bacolod City. Host Bacolod [...]

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Former Bacolod congressman faces graft charges over use of pork barrel

Mayor Monico Puentevella Photo from www.congress.gov.ph

The mayor of Bacolod City faces graft charges in connection with the purchase of overpriced and non-functional computers for public elementary and high schools in the city with the use of money from his pork barrel allocation while he was still a member of the House of Representatives.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Heroes in uniform


The President praised three policemen for heroism at his State of the Nation Address on Monday.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

Cop who shot colleague in bar fight convicted


A Bacolod Regional Trial Court judge on Monday sentenced a policeman to 14 years and eight months in prison for the killing of his colleague.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Catholics in Bacolod City gather to pray for repeal of RH law at SC


Close to 1,000 people gathered in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City Monday night to pray for a Supreme Court ruling against the enforcement of the reproductive health (RH) law, Fr. Narcisco dela Cruz said.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Grenade blast at UNA local bet’s house in Bacolod; no one hurt


Unidentified persons on Wednesday night fired two M-203 grenades at the house of Mayor Lourdes Escalante of Manapla town, about 44.7 kilometers of this city.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Team Tatay’ lists 5 Negros priests as fathers; Ay, ‘patay’!

cartoon, march 10, 2013

This is a case of tit for tat. A nasty text message titled “Team Tatay” started circulating in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, on Friday.

Posted: March 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Diocese ordered to remove ‘Team Patay’ list

THIS tarp hangs at San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City. CARLA P. GOMEZ/INQUIRER VISAYAS FILE PHOTO

BACOLOD CITY—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ordered the Diocese of Bacolod to remove the tarpaulin hanging at San Sebastian Cathedral, which identifies the senatorial candidates whom the faithful should support and reject for their stance on the reproductive health (RH) law. Mavil Majarucon-Sia, Bacolod election officer, said the tarpaulin, which was 6 feet by [...]

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bacolod faithful urged to dump pro-RH bets

bacolod city2

The Diocese of Bacolod has called on the faithful not to vote for six senatorial candidates it had tagged as “Team Patay” (Team Dead, a play on the administration’s Team PNoy monicker) for supporting the controversial Republic Health (RH) Law.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

The ‘vroom vroom’ adventures of Goygoy


This new celebrity in Bacolod, the City of Smiles, has four legs. Goygoy, a 2-year-old Shih Tzu, catches attention as he speeds down the city streets on board a motorcycle in a cool outfit—a yellow helmet with matching goggles to protect his eyes from the wind.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • 4 Etihad passengers not yet located
  • DAR to complete installation of Luisita land reform beneficiaries in May
  • Ex-COA chief and co-accused in Arroyo plunder case nabbed
  • Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  • The ‘link diagram’ that killed ex-Bataan police officer
  • Sports

  • NLEX holds off Jumbo Plastic for a playoff berth
  • Pacquiao can dodge tax issues
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges
  • Big Chill freezes Cafe France to arrest skid
  • Pacquiao has to go through PBA Rookie draft
  • Lifestyle

  • A haven for steak lovers
  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over
  • DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
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