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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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‘Fabian’ enhances southwest monsoon

Typhoon Fabian continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, causing rains over parts of Luzon, the weather bureau said yesterday afternoon. Scattered to widespread monsoon rains continue to prevail over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, and the northern

Party people

Political parties are everywhere in this country and now that the election season is on the horizon once again, many of these Machiavellian alliances that are driven by personal and selfish interests will be renewed or broken after being tested

High marks from Bing

“This was an extraordinary presidency, buffeted by extraordinary problems and difficulties. One cannot evaluate President Rodrigo Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address outside of that context,” Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday. “Given its problems, not the least of

City Comelec eyes satellite registration

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Commission on Elections will hold satellite voters registration at Robinsons mall in Bacolod City although the date is yet to be finalized, city Comelec officer Kathrina Trinio-Caña, said yesterday. Caña said that although the

Woman killed in front of son

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A woman was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman on a motorcycle in Brgy. 2 poblacion, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental Saturday. The Pontevedra police, who identified the victim as Maelarie Pagunsan, 48, of Purok Perez in

POEA bans deployment to Myanmar

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday imposed a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Myanmar due to several reasons. In a statement posted on the agency’s Facebook account, POEA said the ban covers all OFWs, including