February 12, 2021

Tangub kagawads file raps vs. suspended head, 4 more

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Five incumbent kagawads of Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City have filed a complaint before the Office of the President and the Criminal and Investigation Group against suspended Barangay Captain Noli Villarosa and four officials and employees of


No Bacolaodiat activities allowed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has ordered the City Permits and Licensing Office not to issue any business permit or license to operate any activity or event in line with the Bacolaodiat Festival 2021, that has


2,745 city voters purged

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III There are now 2,745 out of 287,383 voters in Bacolod who have been delisted for various reasons, Commission on Elections City Registrar Kathrina Trinio told the DAILY STAR yesterday. Of that number, 1,167 are deceased,


Army condemns killing of CAFGU member

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division slammed the New People’s Army yesterday after it owned up to the killing of a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental last month. Maj.


Y4 camp holds meeting, too

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Yanson 4 siblings also conducted a stockholders’ meeting of Rural Transit (Mindanao) Inc., on Feb. 10, at the Seda Centrio Hotel in Cagayan de Oro, with Roy V. Yanson elected as chairman of the board


Shellfish in NegOcc safe to eat – BFAR

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Shellfish in Negros Occidental is safe to eat,” Marian Jill Abeto, provincial head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources assured yesterday, following reports of several areas in the country hit by red tide.


Public spaces

One issue that the Covid-19 pandemic and our government’s preferred response of the indefinite and vague roulette of quarantine status and restrictions has exposed is the lack of public spaces in this country. We are now approaching the anniversary of


Still anybody’s guess

Serves him right! I am referring to the president of the Olympic Games who had to resign when les girls went figuratively up in arms when he was quoted as saying “Women talk too much!” How dare he! But just


Happy Chinese New Year!

This year, as a huge chunk of humanity strives to welcome the year of the Metal Ox in the safest way possible, Bacolod City, for one, will not be celebrating with the Bacoloadiat Festival as officials bid to control the

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POEA warns of bogus employees

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warned the public anew, particularly aspiring overseas Filipino workers, against unscrupulous individuals posing as employees of the agency. In an advisory, the POEA advised overseas job applicants to exercise extreme caution and avoid dealing with

Sea trips resume

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The operations of fastcraft and roll-on, roll off vessels resumed yesterday in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, and Cebu after Tropical Storm Auring weakened into a tropical depression. The tropical clone and wind signal (TWCS) was also

18 more cops face dismissal for drug use

Some 18 police officers and non-uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police are facing dismissal after they tested positive for illegal drugs during random tests. PNP chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, said yesterday that he ordered the pre-charge investigation and summary

Parking center

Silay City, my birthplace and place of residence, has recently instituted a no-parking/tow-away rule on most of its roads which means all types of vehicles can no longer park on most public roads. The newly implemented rule is apparently in

City animal welfare task force pushed

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III An Animal Welfare Task Force was proposed by several officials of the Bacolod City government and animal welfare advocates in a meeting yesterday. The task force will formulate and implement plans and programs for animal

Pass laws to boost food prod’n, NegOr LGUs urged

The Department of Agriculture in Negros Oriental challenged the local government units to enact ordinances that will address food-related concerns in their localities. This is to mitigate the effects of environmental conditions in food production, Sarah Perocho, agriculture program coordinating