Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. (left) meets the second batch of senior high school scholars bound for Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Japan during the signing of the memorandum of agreement in Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay City last Friday. (Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Capitol PIO)

More Negros senior high students get scholarships in Japan

BACOLOD CITY — Ten more senior high school students in Negros Occidental received a three-year scholarship from the Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture. The group is the second batch of scholars from the province after the first,  who left in April this year to study General Health and Automotive. Negros Occidental Scholarship Program […]


Most patients not 100% honest with doctors

Between 60 and 80 percent of people surveyed have not been forthcoming with their doctors about information that could be relevant to their health, according to a study. Insights into the doctor-patient relationship came from a national online survey of two populations. One survey captured responses from 2,011 participants, who averaged 36 years old. The […]

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AFP to recommend 1-year extension of martial law in Mindanao

Outgoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday said the military will recommend a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao. “We have recommendations already, nakikita po namin ang lahat ng (we see that all) RPOC (Regional Peace and Order Councils) and also the local government units and even the Comelec […]


‘The Flash’ Fan Theory Suggests Cicada Isn’t This Season’s Big Bad

This season on The Flash, Barry Allen and his allies have found themselves facing a foe unlike any they’ve faced before — the metahuman serial killer, Cicada. However, what if Cicada isn’t really the big bad Team Flash thinks he is?   That’s the line of thinking that’s been growing among fans of The CW‘s DC Comics-inspired series […]

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Comelec to regulate social media campaigns

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is coming out with new guidelines to regulate the use of social media in the campaign for the coming May 2019 elections.Comelec spokesman James Jimenez pointed out that while politicians can still use various social mediums in their campaign, the poll body would limit the cost of doing this. “We […]


How to Stop a Runny Nose Associated with Cold and Allergies

Got a case of the sniffles? Chances are that your nose is running faster than a waterfall. But what is a runny nose exactly? A runny nose is a nasal discharge of mucus. Your doctor might use the term “rhinorrhea” to diagnose your runny nose. “Rhino” is a Greek prefix meaning, “nose,” and “rrhea” means […]