April 22, 2021

354 to reinforce WV cop stations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The manpower needs of police stations in Western Visayas will soon be beefed up with the deployment of 354 neophyte police officers. Lt. Col. Joem Malong, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 6, said yesterday that


More community pantries set up

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police stations of Sagay, Sipalay, and Murcia in Negros Occidental also established their own community pantries, following the free food stalls set up by the police stations in Toboso and Escalante City on Tuesday. P/Lt.


Massacre suspect rushed to hospital

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The suspect in the gruesome massacre of four family members in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City on Easter Sunday was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital Tuesday due to high blood pressure. Station


Tight security at Cui’s burial

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that the tight security at the burial of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Tuesday, was not for him, or any other public


‘Act as if under GCQ’

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Despite the denial of the Inter-Agency Task Force to place Negros Occidental under the General Community Quarantine status, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson called on Negrenses yesterday to act as if “we are under the GCQ”. The


Albee to transfer voter records

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former congressman-turned-provincial consultant, Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez, will transfer his voter’s registration records from Victorias City to Bacolod City today, House Minority leader and Abang Lingkod Rep. Stephen Paduano confirmed yesterday. Paduano said that Benitez has


Bacolod City police to undergo swab testing

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Several personnel of the Bacolod City Police Office will undergo surveillance testing to determine if they are infected with the coronavirus disease 2019, acting city director, P/Col. Manuel Placido told the DAILY STAR yesterday. Placido


Photo of the Day

EXHIBIT. These sculptures of Ramon de los Santos are on display at Artful Art Gallery/Cafe along Lacson-18th streets in Bacolod City*


Avoid getting spoiled by God’s love

This is always likely to happen. We tend to be spoiled by God’s love because he is infinitely good and merciful, full of love, ready to forgive us no matter how many times we sin and no matter how ugly


When the killer is a cop

Are we becoming a “No Man’s Land”? I almost jumped out of my skin when I heard the news that U.S. President Joe Biden is advising Americans to avoid travel to the Philippines these days! And I thought they were

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Hog inspection intensified

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Some 577 hogs were inspected by members of the African Swine Fever Task Force at the Bacolod Real Estate Port in Bacolod City Saturday. Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said the hogs were inspected before they

PH inflation remains at 4.5% in April

The country’s inflation rate remained at 4.5 percent in April as prices of some food items were lower, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday. The average price increase of basic goods and services for the first four months of 2021

Vaccinated travelers still need to undergo 14-day quarantine

All travelers who wish to enter the Philippines, including those who have already been inoculated against the coronavirus disease 2019, are required to undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine, Malacañang said yesterday. “What is the new protocol for anyone who will enter

11% of BCPO personnel Covid-infected

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The number of policemen and non-uniformed personnel of the Bacolod City Police who tested positive for Covid 19 now stands at 90, or about 11 percent of its total personnel, BCPO spokesperson, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape,

4 suspects in slay of brgy captain nabbed in NegOr

Four suspects in the killing of a barangay captain in Negros Oriental yesterday were nabbed in Vallehermoso town, the police said. Sketchy investigation reports said the four are allegedly guns-for-hire and hail from Mindanao. No other information was made available

Thank you, Mayor Sara!

Wasn’t that a wonderful gesture on the part of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, to donate that RT-PCR Machine to Bacolod City? It is indeed heartwarming to note that our mayors care for each other and are open to help