Bacolod City allots P8.6M for Palarong NIR

A TOTAL of P8,689,000 will be allotted to Bacolod student-athletes when they join the 2017 Palarong Negros Island Region (NIR) in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on Feb. 24 to Mar. 1. The budget, which was approved by the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), will be used for the uniforms, transportation, accommodations, equipment, and allowances of […]

Iloilo dominates WVRAA athletics

TWO Ilonggo athletes collected four gold medals each in athletics of the 2017 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet in Antique province. Kennard Reyne Alarba of Sta. Barbara National Comprehensive High School (SBNCHS) snatched four gold medals after finishing atop the 100 and 200-meter dash and 4×100 and 4×400-meter relay. The 17-year-old Alarba also […]

12,000 athletes to join Palarong NIR

MORE or less 12,000 student-athletes, coaches, technical staff, and delegation heads are expected to gather for the Palarong Negros Island Region (NIR) 2017 in Dumaguete City from Feb. 24 to March 1. The week-long sporting events will kick off at the Governor Mariano Perdices Memorial Stadium and will feature 22 sports disciplines – archery, arnis, […]

WVRAA MEET 2017 UPDATES – Iloilo leads medal tally, Aklan rules Demo Sports

DEFENDING champion Iloilo leads the ongoing 2017 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet after snatching 33 gold, 20 silver, and 19 bronze medals in Day 3 of the week-long sporting events at Binirayan Stadium, Antique, Feb. 8. Jenny Medina gave Iloilo its first gold medal after finishing atop the secondary girls’ shot put event. […]

Soriano, Doliguez target clean sweep at One: Throne of Tigers

TWO Filipino homegrown talents will don the Philippine colors on the undercard of One: Throne of Tigers on February 10 at the 12,000-capacity Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Burn “The Hitman” Soriano locks horns with Malaysian stalwart Saiful “The Vampire” Merican in a three-round bantamweight contest, while former Philippine boxing champion Roy Doliguez faces […]

MOST TOUR GUIDES ARE FOREIGNERS – Foreign language program needed in Aklan schools

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — Aklan Jetty Port Administrator Niven Maquirang cited the need to strengthen foreign language education in Aklan schools. Noting the increasing number of tourists from Korea and China in the island, Maquirang said Aklanons must learn foreign language, especially Korean and Chinese. “We have to strengthen our foreign language education, especially among […]

Iloilo fish port continues repair, rehab

THE PHILIPPINE Fisheries Development Authority-Iloilo Fish Port Complex (PFDA-IFPC) continues to improve its facilities to accommodate more fish processors. Port Manager Elmer Figuracion said that for 2017, they identified 11 projects worth P5.2 million including the repair and rehabilitation of post-harvest facilities such as refrigeration and cold storage. Figuracion said these facilities are being leased […]