M4.9 earthquake hit Cebu

CEBU. Court workers, lawyers and their clients step out of the Quimonda building after the M4.9 quake that struck at 9:47 a.m. (Flornisa Marie M. Gitgano)

Response resources

DAVAO. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte turns over to city's barangays 110 multicabs and 79 motorcycles that will be utilized for quick and effective response to calamities. (Seth delos Reyes)

Libreng taud sa corsage

DAVAO. Libre nga taud ang gihatag nga serbisyo sa babaye ngadto sa mga mopalit sa iyang corsage ug garland kay graduwasyon sa mga estudyante sa Magallanes Central Elementary School kagahapon didto sa Almendras Gym. (Seth delos Reyes)

Maleldo 2015

PAMPANGA. Ruben Enaje shows stainless steel nails that will be used to nail them in the cross on Good Friday in San Pedro Cutud, City of San Fernando. (Chris Navarro)

Going LED for Earth Hour

PAMPANGA. Performers suited up with light emitting diodes or LED dance to "change climate change" during Saturday’s Earth Hour at SM City Pampanga. (Jovi T. De Leon)

Palm Sunday in Bacolod

BACOLOD. Catholic faithful in Bacolod City bring their palm fronds to the San Sebastian Cathedral for blessing during the Palm Sunday yesterday. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)

Barricade continues

ILIGAN CITY. More than 1,000 supporters of suspended Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia are still camped outside City Hall. The DILG served the notice of suspension Friday and Vice Mayor Roderic Marzo has been sworn in the city's new mayor. (ANJO J. BACARISAS)

earth hour

CEBU. Power demand in the three Visayas regions dropped by 34.67 megawatts during Earth Hour last Saturday. In Lapu-Lapu City, dancers with LED lights for props performed during an event hosted by Crimson Resort and Spa. (Alan Tangcawan)

Paggatas sa kanding

DAVAO. Inay mogamit og makina, mas gipili sa Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center ang mano-manong paggatas sa ilang kanding.

Palm Sunday sa San Pedro Cathedral

DAVAO. MGA parokyano sa San Pedro Cathedral nagpabendita sa ilang lukay alang sa pagsugod sa pagsaulog sa Semana Santa kagahapon, March 29, 2015. (Seth delos Reyes)

P11.50 Western Visayas wage hike up for signing

THE Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board for Western Visayas is expected to approve today a P11.50 increase in the region’s daily minimum wage.

John Peter Millan, the employers’ representative to the board, said the increase is due for...

Electricity use dips during Earth Hour

A TOTAL of 34.67 megawatts of electricity was saved in the Visayas during Earth Hour last Saturday.

According to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines, the load reduction was 8.69 MW in Negros, 6.68 MW in Cebu, 6.39 MW in Panay, 11.61...

NPA claims membership up

THE New People's Army (NPA) in Negros Island claims that its numbers have increased as the communist group marked its 46th anniversary yesterday.

Ka Estrella Banagbanag, spokesperson of the Rachelle Mae Palang Command (RMPC) Southeast Front, said in a press statement that NPA units in...

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38 Cyber Centre commercial spaces up for third bidding

THERE are still 38 remaining commercial spaces at the ground floor of the Negros First Cyber Centre that are up for third bidding, Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan said yesterday.


Sanchez: From grass to grass

WHO would have thought raising grass is challenging? I mean, they seem to be growing all over the place without human intervention. Why bother?

IN PHOTOS: GMA primetime stars grace MassKara Festival

THE recently concluded 35th MassKara Festival of Bacolod City was made more colorful and festive with the visit of some of the brightest stars of GMA Kapuso Network.

Bacolod scoring ace leads Batang Gilas squad

BACOLOD City's Samjosef Belangel, a high-scoring youth player now with Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eaglets, will be at the forefront of the Philippine basketball team that will compete in...

Home again

SHE’S happy now.

Four months ago, she was silently staring at the totally destroyed house built by her husband when they were 19 years old. Four months ago, she was silently crying,...

In praise of wine!

WHEN I first started visiting Negros in the early 1990s, finding a decent bottle of wine was a tough assignment. A few bottles were available in some stores, but most were barely drinkable.