Bacolod graduate tops Physical Therapist licensure exam

Carla Gomez 12/06/2023

  BACOLOD CITY — A graduate of Riverside College in Bacolod City topped the Physical Therapist Licensure Examination given this December. Ma. Angelica Faye Zapanta Dela Victoria, 23, had an 89.70 percent rating, the Professional Regulation Commission…

Masskara Festival: Sad stories behind the smiling masks

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/25/2023

Masks are widely used to create alternative realities and help wearers to suspend their everyday identities and assume new ones. The history of Masskara Festival of Bacolod City is often linked with an unfortunate incident that occurred…

Bedridden mom, 3-year-old daughter, die in Bacolod fire

Carla Gomez 04/18/2023

BACOLOD CITY — A mother and her daughter died in a fire that destroyed seven houses at Purok Bayanihan, Barangay Taculing here at 8:47 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023. Mengel Itchon, 39, a stroke patient, reportedly…

Thirsty Football Cup: 2,600 footballers to compete in Feb. tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 01/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than 2,600 players will strut their wares in the upcoming 17th Thirsty Football Cup from Feb. 10 to 12, 2023, at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) pitch.  After the Jan. 25,…

In Bacolod, youth-led project gives hope to child offenders

Jhio Jan Navarro 01/01/2023

BACOLOD CITY—Nick (not his real name) was brought to the city’s Social Development Center (SDC) here more than a year ago. Then 17, he was one of the minors sent to the center for processing after committing…

Happening soon in Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo: Anti-COVID vaccination in pharmacies, clinics

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 01/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Resbakuna sa Botika, the program which rolls out COVID-19 vaccination in pharmacies and clinics, will soon be expanded to three more cities outside of Metro Manila. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Monday said that…

Flaming stone falls from sky in Bacolod

Carla Gomez 06/13/2021

BACOLOD CITY – A flaming stone which reportedly fell from the sky landed at the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) campus in this city on Friday. According to NOHS principal Mario Amaca, he and other persons in…

Stranded folk from Western Visayas may now go home

09/17/2020

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Stranded residents from Western Visayas can now go home after the national task force overseeing the government response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) partially lifted the suspension of travel to the…

Feliciano to leave Cebu for Iloilo and Bacolod; EOC remains

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Retired Major General Melquiades Feliciano, deputy chief implementor for the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in the Visayas, will be leaving Cebu to help Bacolod City, Negros Occidental and Iloilo City with their fight…

With no hospital admitting him, Bacolod City councilor’s staff member dies from cardiac arrest

Carla Gomez - @inquirerdotnet 08/24/2020

BACOLOD CITY –– A technical staff member of a councilor here died of cardiac arrest in his house on Sunday as hospitals in Bacolod City remained overwhelmed by the rising number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.…

More combat troops from Panay arrive in Bacolod

Florence Baesa 02/29/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — More combat troops from Panay Island have been deployed to Negros Island to help in the military’s combat operations against the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the area. This developed after the…

Rebel pa, 2 sons nabbed for killing Ayungon cops in July 2019

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A father and his two sons, who are accused of being among the group of New People’s Army rebels who ambushed and killed for policemen in Ayungon town in Negros Oriental last July…

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