Closing the gap

We have to acknowledge this lifelong predicament of ours and do our best to do something about it.           There will always be a gap between our intentions and our deeds, our words and action, our desires and our capabilities,


Indigenous solutions

A Department of Science and Technology funded clinical study on the prospects of tawa-tawa as a support treatment for mild to moderate cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 is set to start.           DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña announced in


On things wrought by prayer

Had we known how our readers would react to the return of the DAILY STAR,  we would have gone on publishing it even if we had to sell the shirts off our backs, to cite a hackneyed quotation. We did


Teleperformance lauded for navigating new normal

The secretaries of the Department of Labor and Employment and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority praised Teleperformance for its optimism and support for the country’s economic and recovery development following the global pandemic, that has put the majority of businesses


Foreign company to invest P43-M in Pinay-led SMEs

The Macquarie Group Foundation, in partnership with the Australian government, is investing more than P43 million to support women-led small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines and help offset the pandemic’s impact on their businesses.             The Macquarie-Investing in


Economic growth in APEC suffers record decline

Economic growth in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) slumped by 3.7 percent in the first six months of 2020 and projected to contract by 2.5 percent yearlong, or amount to output loss of USD1.8 trillion.             It will be the


IN WESTERN VISAYAS: Over 15,000 recover from Covid

The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD6) has reported that 84.38 percent or 15,586 of the 18,470 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the region have recovered, as of Nov. 16.             As per regional


Dumaguete to regulate charter, fiesta celebration

The Dumaguete City government is finalizing the guidelines this week to regulate the observance of its charter day and fiesta celebrations on Nov. 24 and 25, respectively, to minimize the risk of transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as


No ‘unauthorized’ persons in Cebu City

Unauthorized persons are no longer allowed to get into the city starting Nov. 20, to prevent further rise in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.             Mayor Edgardo Labella issued on Monday night Executive Order No. 105, establishing guidelines for travel

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Biz group to upskill 1M Pinoys

The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) is launching a five-year program that targets to expand the skills of one million Filipinos.

Brgys given P15M

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson turned over checks to barangays of Negros Occidental yesterday, totaling P15 million to fund their projects, a press release from the Capitol said.

SP seeks investigation on aid packs

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia to investigate the condition of the food packs being distributed to affected families during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) because of complaints aired by some families.