Visayan Daily Star

Tyson comeback fight ends in draw

            Mike Tyson’s return to boxing at age 54 ended in a draw with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in an eight-round exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions.             Fifteen years after retiring with a 2005 loss to journeyman



          Andres Bonifacio was born on November 30, 1863 in Tondo, Manila. He lost both parents to TB by the time he was 19 years old and had to forego his dreams of a college education as he had to


Maritime unit deployed in Hinobaan

            A 30-man special unit of the Philippine National Police Maritime Command has been activated and deployed in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental.             Col. Simeon Gane, PNP Maritime Command regional director for Western Visayas, led the activation and deployment of the


Negrense women get financial assistance

            Eighteen Negrense women, who are returning overseas Filipino workers, received P10,000 in financial assistance each from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO).             The recipients, who are beneficiaries of the Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay


RIATF endorses city’s plea to lower quarantine status

            The requested de-escalation status of Bacolod City from General Community Quarantine to Modified General Community Quarantine effective Dec. 1 got the support and endorsement of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.            


Woman faces charges for policeman’s death

            A “police asset” is now in hot water for the death of a policeman last week in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.             Lt. Col. Robert Mansueto, Cadiz City police chief, said yesterday that Beverly Latosa, who admitted to be


Cops to arrest face shield violators

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III             Policemen will apprehend individuals caught not wearing face shields in Bacolod City effective today.             This is in strict compliance with City Ordinance 944, or the mandatory use of face shields in certain areas,


Bacolod World Bank pilot city

            Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Bacolod City is pursuing its plans for economic recovery, one of which is in line with the World Bank’s Green and Resilient Development Program.             The “City of Smiles” was chosen as one of only


Water-transported goods dominate domestic trade

            Water remained the main carrier of commodities traded within the country during the third quarter of the year.             Domestically traded commodities transported through water totaled 2,293,409 tons valued at PHP91.185 billion, preliminary data released by the Philippine Statistics


Golovkin to battle Szeremeta on Dec. 18

            Boxing champion Gennady Golovkin will face Kamil Szeremeta next month in Florida in a middleweight title bout originally scheduled for February but postponed due to the coronavirus.             IBF champ Golovkin and Polish challenger Szeremeta will meet on December

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Guv to take vaccine with senior citizens

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday that he is joining senior citizens in availing of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019. This was after Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia got his first dose

IATF denies NegOcc GCQ plea

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Inter-Agency Task Force denied the request of the provincial government of Negros Occidental to place the province under the General Community Quarantine status because the Covid-19 infection rate has not reached the required level for

OFWs in Korea given 1-year extension of stay: POLO exec

The period of stay and employment of overseas Filipino workers in Korea, who are under the Employment Permit System (EPS) and whose contract term expires within the period April 13, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021, has been extended for one

P2.7M in shabu seized in buy-bust operations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The police seized more than P2.7 million worth of suspected shabu from several drug suspects arrested in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental on Friday and Saturday. Combined operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod District Office,

Community pantries sprout across Bacolod

Joining the movement of sharing basic and essential goods among Filipinos around the country amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, several individuals and groups have set up community pantries in various areas in Bacolod City yesterday. Photographs of free food

Bing not ready to attend to politics amid pandemic

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia said yesterday that he is not yet ready to entertain politics since the health and safety of the people are on top of his priorities during this time of the pandemic.