January 6, 2021

In haste to serve

That heartwarming story of Mary immediately going to see her cousin Elizabeth once she knew the cousin was already with child, teaches us a very precious lesson about the beauty of serving and avoiding any trace of entitlement and privilege


Who’s ready for vaccination?

As if the world is not in great trouble with the raging coronavirus pandemic, it is now also faced with the possibility of two countries going to war with each other! And this is due to an incident where Iran


Opportunity for improvements

Aviation think tank CAPA – Centre for Aviation urged government to address the congestion issues that have been hounding the country’s main international gateway for years while passenger traffic remains low due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The loss of traffic


Bacolod to release P10K bonus this week: mayor

Employees of the Bacolod City government are expected to receive their Service Recognition Incentive (SRI) of P10,000 this week. Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia said the Bacolod City government is ready to grant the whole maximum amount of P10,000 to all


Biz registration down 8%

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Business registration in Bacolod City dropped by at least eight percent last year compared to 2019, Stela Rose Rayos, head of the Business Permits and Licensing Office confirmed to the DAILY STAR yesterday. BPLO records


Bishop asks Duterte to stop killings

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A bishop from Negros asked President Rodrigo Duterte and National Police chief, Debold Sinas, to stop Oplan Sauron and the Synchronized Enhanced Management Police Operations (SEMPO) that started in Negros Island in 2019, and implemented in


144 San Carlos JOs undergo surveillance testing

About 144 job order (JO) employees of the San Carlos City government started undergoing surveillance testing using rapid anti-body test yesterday, at the city’s swab testing area in Barangay Rizal. Dr. Jessa Tiapon, Emergency Operations Center health cluster leader, said


Ferrer supports Lacson’s re-election

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Ten months before the start of the filing of certificates of candidacy in October for the 2022 synchronized elections, the political alignment appears to be shaping up at the provincial level, as Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer


PNP: Death of minor in Sagay solved

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police declared yesterday that the killing of a minor in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, on Jan. 1, allegedly by her stepfather, was “solved”. Maj. Albert Sy, Sagay City police chief, made the declaration, after the

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San Carlos City resumes 24-hour curfew for kids

The City of San Carlos in Negros Occidental has resumed the 24-hour curfew for children below 12 years old starting Thursday, as part of the continuing measures to contain the local transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The modified curfew

New normal socials

After almost a year through this Kung Flu pandemic, I’ve noticed a big change in social gatherings. Adieu to grandiose all-star-cast parties where one hardly gets to talk with the other guests. After the usual best-beso, one would go to

Pope Francis allows women to ministries of lector, acolyte

Pope Francis issued a motu proprio yesterday, changing canon law to allow women to serve as lectors and acolytes, the cbcpnews.net posted last night. In the motu proprio “Spiritus Domini”, issued on Jan. 11, the pope changed canon 230 §

Red Cross extends aid to city PWDs

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Bacolod-Negros Occidental Chapter extended food assistance to 100 persons with disabilities (PWDs) at the Bacolod City Government Center lobby recently. The distribution of the food packs was part of a simultaneous nationwide program of the

SITG formed to probe slay of councilor

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office has created a Special Investigation Task Group to probe the killing of Sta. Catalina Councilor Rude Anthony Melodia on Jan. 10. Melodia, 29, was gunned down by three motorcycle riding

No spectators for Woods foundation’s PGA event

No spectators will be allowed at next month’s PGA Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, tournament officials announced Tuesday. The Los Angeles event, operated by the charity foundation of 15-time major winner Tiger Woods,