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,…

Degamo says no to NIR proposal, international airport in Bacong

Doris C. Bongcac 12/07/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu –- Officials of the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental had united to ensure the creation of the Negros Island Region (NIR), Bohol Gov. Aristotle Aumentado, who is also the chairperson of the…

Senate panel OKs creation of Negros Island Region

Daniza Fernandez 12/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Five measures seeking the establishment of the Negros Island Region were approved by the Senate committee on local government on Monday. The panel, chaired by Senator JV Ejercito, passed Senate Bill Nos. 126, 89,…

RMFB-7 on full alert status after ambush of Army intel officers in NegOcc

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 11/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Mobile Force Battalion in Central Visayas (RMFB-7) is on full alert status following the death of two Army intelligence officers, who were ambushed by unknown assailants on Thursday, Nov. 24, in…

Negros cities, town watched for cholera spike

Carla Gomez 10/19/2022

BACOLOD CITY—Officials of Negros Occidental province are closely monitoring three cities and one town where 12 cases of cholera were reported, with two deaths, in a span of three weeks. Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, provincial health officer, said…

CPPO commends Naga City cops for speedy arrest of teacher’s killer

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) commends the speedy arrest of the suspect in the killing of a public school teacher in Naga City. Police Colonel Rommel Ochave, CPPO…

Suspect in the killing of a public school teacher in Naga City nabbed

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 10/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The suspect in the killing last Sunday, Oct. 16, of a public school teacher in Barangay Inoburan in Naga City in southern Cebu, was arrested on Monday evening, Oct.  17, in San Carlos…

Pintaflores Triathlon in Negros Occ. to be held on Nov. 20

Glendale G. Rosal 09/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- The organizers of the inaugural Pintaflores Triathlon calls out Cebuano and Cebu-based triathletes to compete in the race slated on November 20, 2022 at the Park Marina in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.  Jose…

AUK karatekas capture 16 golds, rule Negros Open karatedo

Glendale G. Rosal 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Association for the Upliftment of Karatedo (AUK) harvested 16 gold medals to emerge overall champion of the inaugural International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Negros Open Invitational Karatedo Championships in Bacolod City on…

Group condemns killing of Cebuana activist turned ‘red fighter’, 3 others in NegOcc

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Panaghugpong-Kadamay Cebu has condemned the July 6 killing of four individuals, including a Cebuana activist, who allegedly joined the armed revolutionary movement in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental. Nikka Dela Cruz, 26, was identified…

Body of young boxer swept by raging waters found 2 days later

Glendale G. Rosal 07/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A good man outside the ring. This was how boxers, even those whom Roberto Toto Landero had fought atop the ring described the young fighter who tragically died early this week. Landero was…

Boxer Landero still missing after being swept away while crossing river in Negros Occ.

Glendale G. Rosal 07/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The local boxing scene was greeted with tragic news on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, after ex-world title challenger Robert Toto “Muscovado” Landero remained missing after being swept by a river that overflowed on…

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