February 16, 2021

LGUs need not worry over vaccine availment

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson assured local government units, especially lower class municipalities, yesterday on the availment of Covid-19 vaccines, stressing that the three million doses he asked from the national government is enough to cover “everybody”,


16K register in city BOSS

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Despite the ongoing pandemic, business registration in Bacolod City is already 70.3 percent of last year’s record. Permits and Licensing Division head Stela Rose Rayos told the DAILY STAR that, as of Feb. 13, there


PrimeWater to impose VAT

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Prime Water Infrastructure Corp. will impose a 12 percent value-added tax by November this year that Bacolod City Water District general manager Michael Soliva said “is part of business”. The Villar-owned company and Baciwa have



One of the highlights of the academic year for most high school students is ironically the sportsfest or intramurals week. This is one thing that has never changed, from my time a generation ago, up to now and it is


When the Pope came to Bacolod

Surprise! Or is it one? The  team  from the World Health  Organization, or W.H.O. has found out in its latest study on the origin of the coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID 19, that it really came from China and they have early


Screening the screens

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that the rise in screen time among children as their worlds have shrunk to just their homes and the screens of their computers, laptops, mobile phones or other devices, has increased the threat

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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

J&J clinical trial in Bacolod until March

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Janssen, owned by the American Company Johnson & Johnson (J&J), is planning to extend its vaccine clinical trial in Bacolod City until next month. It has already vaccinated several individuals in Bacolod City in its

109 flood victims in San Carlos get work

At least 109 flood-affected residents of San Carlos City, especially those from barangays 1, 5, and Rizal, will start working through the Tupad program of the Department of Labor and Employment before the end of this month. City Mayor Renato

PNP: Epogon robbery group neutralized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Police Regional Office 6 said it has neutralized the Epogon robbery-hold-up group, after the death of its alleged leader on Feb. 20 in Sitio Manluy-a, Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. Eddie Epogon, alias

3ID maintains zero human rights violation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division maintains its record of zero human rights violation in Western Visayas, with no single complaint filed against it before the Commission on Human Rights since last year, its spokesperson, Maj. Cenon