Young Pinoys believe in ‘digital currency’ for the future

FOR A majority of young Filipinos, cash is king for now. In the future, they believe they will be able to make all payments through online transactions and mobile phones.

In the “Connecting with the Millennials” study conducted by Visa, 8 of 10 Filipino Millennials (aged between 18 to 28 years old) believe they can do all their shopping and bill payments online in the future.

Another 69% say these online payments will be possible using their mobile phones.

Finalists for Kalasag awards

By: Elsa S. Subong   THE region’s 11 contenders for this year’s Gawad Kalasag awards are now among the top three national finalists, according to Civil Defense-6 Director Rosario Cabrera. Cabrera, who was guest at the weekly cable television program “Hangpanay” of the Philippine Information Agency-6, said these finalists are showcases of Western Visayas’ initiatives […]

WV Development Partners Forum up

By: Atty. Ma. Janet C. Mesa   A WESTERN Visayas Development Partners Forum will be held on August 31 for Panay and on September 20, 2012 for Negros Occidental to be sponsored by the National Economic and Development Authority. The forum aims to develop a meaningful partnership between the government and the private sectors in […]

Marañon calls on DENR to stop illegal small scale mining in southern Negros

By: Dolly yasa

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. is calling on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to stop the illegal small scale mining in southern Negros amid threats of a repeat of Compostela Valley experience in the area.

Marañon stressed that the provincial government has done its part in addressing the issue. However, the problem lies in national government agencies for not acting immediately on concerns of the local government.

BCPO digs deeper into abduction claims of male student – Dela Paz

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – S/Supt. Ricardo Dela Paz, police chief here, said the Bacolod City Police Office is conducting investigation on the reported abduction of an 18-year-old college male student who claimed he was released by his abductors in Miag-ao, Iloilo.

“We are looking into it and validating certain circumstances,” he told The Daily Guardian here.

The victim accompanied by his mother reported to the BCPO last week that he was abducted near his school and was placed inside the trunk of a car. When released by his captors, he said he was already in Miag-ao.

MusiKara entries deadline set Friday

MusiKara entries deadline set Friday

BACOLOD City – The deadline of entries to the MusiKara: The Search for the 2012 MassKara Festival Music is on Friday, August 31, at 5pm.

The grand prize winner will receive P20,000 in cash, while the nine finalists will receive P3,000, festival director Eli F.J. Tajanlangit said.

The winning song will become the official MassKara Dance Parade Music for 2012, he said.

Zayco says he will not run for governor

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro Zayco refuted reports he will run for governor reportedly to settle the looming showdown between Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez .

“I have no plan to run for governor,” Zayco told reporters here.

Zayco’s name as possible gubernatorial candidate cropped up after he was appointed provincial chairman of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) without prior notice to Marañon who was supposedly holding the said position.

Chot Reyes credits teamwork for Jones Cup win

THE SMART Gilas national team arrived from Taipei Monday morning after winning the Jones Cup with a 7-1 record.

In the finals match on Sunday, the Philippine squad faced a much taller and faster American basketball team but the Pinoys overcame the height handicap and prevailed with a 76-75 victory.

LA Tenorio, the smallest player in the team, made the go-ahead basket that gave the Philippines a one-point lead over team USA with just 17 seconds remaining in the game.

Azkals to play Singapore in Nov

THE Philippine men’s national football team will play a second match against Singapore this November as part of their preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup, according to a report from ASEAN Football.

The Philippine Azkals have already scheduled a match against Singapore on September 7 at the Jurong West Stadium. Another match, scheduled for November 16, will reportedly be held at the Cebu City Sports Center.

“Singapore has confirmed to play us on November 16 and it will be in Cebu City,” Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano Araneta said.

Federer delivers ominous warning to US Open rivals

NEW YORK – Roger Federer is feeling the magic once again and that can only spell trouble for his opponents in the U.S. Open.

The glitzy yet gritty final grand slam of the year begins on Monday and Federer, five-time champion, is anxious to reclaim the title he last won in 2008.

A year ago, the Swiss virtuoso reached the semi-finals but lost a five-set thriller to Novak Djokovic, who went on to win the championship over Rafa Nadal.

Pacquiao fight date, foe known soon

AFTER weeks of speculation, the fight date and opponent of Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will be announced early this week, according to the fighter’s promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank.

In an interview with Eight Count News last week, Arum revealed that they would decide on all the details by the weekend.

“I have had meetings with everyone and by Monday afternoon, we will announce the place, the opponent and the date,” Arum said.