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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Cebu bishops discharged after Covid-19 recovery

Cebu archdiocese’s two Catholic bishops have been discharged from hospital yesterday after recovering from Covid-19, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines posted on its social media page. Archbishop Jose Palma and retired Auxiliary Bishop Antonio Rañola arrived at their

Senator pushes F2F classes in zero-Covid areas

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian (right) and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, assisted by Mayor Enrique Miravalles, Vice Mayor Rommel Yogore, and CPSU president Aladino Moraca, at the CPSU-Valladolid groundbreaking rites in Brgy. Bagumbayan, Valladolid on Saturday* Archie Alipalo photo

TUP-V, NCIP sign accord for IPs in Visayas

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A memorandum of agreement that aims to uplift the lives of indigenous cultural communities and the indigenous peoples of Negros Occidental and nearby provinces, a memorandum of agreement was entered into by the Technological University

Cops nab 8, seize P290K in ‘shabu’

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III & GILBERT P. BAYORAN Operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office seized P234,000 worth of suspected shabu in two drug-buy bust operations in barangays Alijis and Singcang-Airport Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Station 8 policemen arrested

DA 6 on guard vs. rice grain bug infestation

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas is on guard against the rice grain bug (RGB) infestation sighted in 548 hectares of rice areas in Antique that resulted in the decline in palay production yield and quality. Formerly tagged as

Devotees mark pope visit to Bacolod

Devotees came to offer flowers at the Pope John Paul II Tower at the Reclamation Area in Bacolod City Saturday in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the pastoral visit of Pope St. John Paul 2 to the city on