April 13, 2021

‘Negros Occidental not safe right now’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN It is not safe in Negros Occidental at this time, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday after noting that the increase in Covid-19 cases have been in triple digits in the past four days. The Provincial


4-day work week at Capitol

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson issued a memorandum yesterday adopting a four-day work week and a day of work from home for Capitol employees, effective immediately, as six more provincial government employees tested positive for Covid-19. “This


228 OFWs swabbed on arrival

Personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office disinfect the bags and luggage of overseas Filipino workers upon arrival at the Bacolod-Silay Airport Sunday* City DRRMO photo


Cop: 3 drown while gathering seashells

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three persons, including a student, drowned while gathering seashells, or “kayog”, from the Himogaan River in Brgy. Paraiso, Sagay City, Negros Occidental Sunday, the police said. P/Lt. Abundio Diaz, Sagay City deputy police chief, identified the


Murder, rob charges filing today: police

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “I can’t forgive him,” Jonel Norbe, the husband of one of the victims in the gruesome massacre in Gardenville Subdivision, Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, told the DAILY STAR yesterday when asked if he will accept


Bacolod, NegOcc get 14K vaccine vials

The Department of Health sent an additional 14,400 vials of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine to the province of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City yesterday afternoon. The latest batch of vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) from the national government arrived



Yesterday, the Visayan DAILY STAR celebrated its 39th year of service to the people of Negros Island. After barely managing to survive through one of the most difficult years of its existence as a local daily newspaper, this year’s anniversary


The STAR Principle

Forgive me if your Twinkling will sound a bit out of tune today. We are still groggy from the thought that yesterday, we marked the 39th anniversary of your DAILY STAR! Imagine that! Thirty-nine years, when other local journalists were


Grey list

The Philippines needs to enact major reforms in the country’s bank secrecy laws to avoid being included anew in the grey list of the Paris-based money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), resulting in adverse effects on trade and


‘Lawyers on vaccination priority list’

Lawyers, judges, and other employees in the justice sector are included in priority category A4 of the government’s vaccination plan, Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday. The A4 category includes non-medical frontline personnel in essential sectors, both public

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Over 1.5K tourism workers inoculated

A total of 1,510 frontline workers in the accommodation and hospitality industry have received their first dose of vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019. In a statement, Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the total, recorded as of April

Osaka has ‘clay court plan’ despite defeat in Madrid

Naomi Osaka said she has a better plan for coping with clay after she suffered a second-round exit at the Madrid Open on Sunday, the Japanese second seed losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to Karolina Muchova. Elsewhere, two-time Madrid champion Simona

Negrense tops PMA Class 2021

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN A cadet from San Enrique town in Negros Occidental topped the Philippine Military Academy “Masaligan” Class of 2021, and the simple graduation rites will be held on May 10 at Fort del Pilar in Baguio City,

House panel OKs Bayanihan 3 bill

A House of Representatives panel approved yesterday the P405.6-billion stimulus package under the Bayanihan to Arise As One Act, or the Bayanihan 3, to boost the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. The House Ways and Means

Complicate to simplify

This is a common enough phenomenon in our life. We should not be surprised by it anymore. To fix things, for example, we may have to disassemble them first and look closely at the different parts. To solve a problem,

P500M in fake BIR stamps confiscated

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III More than P500 million in fake Bureau of Internal revenue stamps were recovered from a cigarette warehouse near the St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City yesterday. Regional director Antonio Jonathan