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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. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  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. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’–report
  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Sports

  • Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • Marketplace