Visayan Daily Star

AMID RECESSION: Duterte thanks China for investments

            President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to remain a strong partner of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), saying that multilateral ties are necessary amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health crisis.             Duterte made this commitment


P3-B cash gift for GSIS pensioners

            State pension fund Government Service Insurance System said it will start to release a total of P3.3 billion in Christmas cash gift to 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners starting tomorrow, Dec. 1.             “Every year, our pensioners look forward


Solon’s daughter killed in encounter with Reds

            The daughter of Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Eufemia Campos Cullamat was killed in an encounter Saturday afternoon in the hinterlands of Barangay San Isidro, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur, a report from the Army’s 3rd Special Forcer Battalion (3SFBn) said


Bacolod Diocese to hold Christmas bazaar

            Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon is inquiring from the Sangguniang Panlungsod if the City of Bacolod will resume the opening of its Christmas Bazaar at the Bacolod Public Plaza this December.             In his letter to the SP dated November


No add’l troops needed to dismantle NPA fronts

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN             The 3rd Infantry Division may not expect additional troops to dismantle the four remaining guerilla fronts of the New People’s Army in Negros Island, after it successfully dismantled the South East Front of the Komiteng


Law and Covid

          *This column aims to expound on legal concepts and laws which may easily be relatable to the general public. How will it directly affect their lives? Law is not reserved for the rich and powerful and ought to be


A Merry Christmas, after all

          Today, November 30, is Bonifacio Day in the Philippines, and is one of our  most popular holidays. It celebrates the birth date of one of our most revered heroes, one who had given his life for the cause of 


Tolentino, Hontiveros reelected in POC polls

            Bambol Tolentino and Steve Hontiveros will remain as the top guys of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) after they were reelected in the general elections held at the East Ocean Palace Restaurant in Parañaque City Friday.             Tolentino got


Dwight Ramos tows Gilas Men over Thailand

            Dwight Ramos put up a flawless performance in his Gilas Pilipinas Men debut as the national team drubbed Thailand, 93-61, in its return to action in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers at the Khalifa Sports City in Manama,


Parks leads PBA MVP race

            Bobby Ray Parks Jr. zoomed to the top spot in the race for the Philippine Basketball Association Most Valuable Player award following the computation of the statistical points (SP’s) up to the semifinals of the bubble season.             At

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Consequences of addiction to pornography

Sorry if I have to bring up this topic. But we cannot deny that, nowadays, this addiction to pornography is getting widespread. It is now all over the place, even affecting little children. We have to do something drastic about

Capitol to review SOP in receiving supplies

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is reviewing its Standard Operating Procedure in accepting shipments of supplies from the Procurement Service-Department of Budget and Management in Manila, after 10 of 15 employees of the Capitol’s Procurement

Fire victims get P600K in assistance

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (left) at the distribution of assistance to fire victims in Purok Neptune, Barangay Singcang Airport yesterday* City PIO photo

Covid infects 70 cops in city

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The number of policemen infected by the coronavirus disease 2019 rose to 70 as the surveillance testing ended yesterday. P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office, said the policemen are from the

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

P2.5T allotted for economic recovery: exec

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said the government has allocated P2.5 trillion this year as part of the government’s three-pronged approach for economic recovery. At the Job Summit organized by the Task Group on Economic Recovery-National Employment Recovery Strategy