Visayan Daily Star

320 police training vs. insurgency

          Neophyte police officers in Negros and Panay are undergoing counter-insurgency operations training in Iloilo, pending their assignment to the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6, a rapid deployment force unit of the Police Regional Office 6 in Western Visayas.          

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Tricycle driver succumbs to Covid-19 in Victorias

          A tricycle driver in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, was reported to have succumbed to COVID-19 Friday last week.           Another tricycle driver also tested positive for the virus, according to a public advisory posted on the VictoriasMalihawFacebook page. He

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SP approves Capitol employees’ CNA

          The Collective Negotiation Agreement between the provincial government and the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) was approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during its regular session on Nov. 24.           Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson was also given authority by

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Negrenses respond to PCG call to help typhoon victims

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN           Negrenses have responded to the call of the Philippine Coast Guard Southern Visayas District to help those badly-hit by the series of typhoons in the Bicol region and Cagayan in Luzon.           About two truckloads

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Vaccine Rumors

The Department of Health warned that no vaccine against the coronavirus disease has been approved yet after reports that two lawmakers have already been inoculated against COVID-19. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reminded the public that there is still no

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Stay healthy for Christmas

        They’ve done it! Russia is now bragging about their vaccine against the coronavirus that they claim to have proven 91.4 percent effective. My, that is an admirable passing grade in schools, and for its results against the raging COVID

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New Papal Nuncio arriving in PH

            Archbishop Charles John Brown, the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, is scheduled to arrive in Manila this weekend.             The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website reported yesterday that the Vatican representative to the country

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TESDA extends help amid Covid

            The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is offering livelihood skills training for residents of the 3rd District, especially locally displaced workers, and overseas Filipino workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.             The livelihood skills training seminars are being

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Protection of Negrense women highlighted in 18-day campaign

            Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson Tuesday renewed the provincial government’s commitment to protect women’s rights as Negros Occidental kicked off the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW).             “I have said in my previous messages that under my

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Our best condition

          It’s definitely when we are vitally identified with Christ. That’s when we can have our best condition in life. Let’s remember that Christ is the pattern of our humanity, the savior of our damaged humanity. He is “the way,

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“Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.” Those lines from poet Joyce Kilmer immediately came to my mind upon reading the news that appeared in the DAILY STAR yesterday about the cutting of

Calibrated arrival of pork imports pushed

The Department of Agriculture said yesterday that there will be a “calibrated” arrival of pork imports in the country as the executive order that reduces pork tariffs takes effect. During a House committee hearing, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said Executive

Negrenses asked to undergo swab test upon arrival

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Anticipating the lifting of the travel moratorium for inbound travelers to Western Visayas, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is requesting returning Negrenses to have themselves swabbed upon entry to Negros Occidental. The extended travel moratorium to Region

Duterte certifies 3 bills as urgent for economic growth amid Covid

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent three measures to boost economic growth in the country amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, Malacañang said. In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte has certified as urgent Senate Bill (SB)

Ceneco, Power Watch act to protect consumers

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Central Negros Electric Cooperative and Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. will enter into a memorandum of understanding to safeguard the consumers of the utility firm. The MOU states that, considering the worsening energy situation,

Hong Kong bans travel from Philippines

Some 1,300 overseas Filipino workers will be affected by Hong Kong’s two-week ban on flights from the Philippines that takes effect today, the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration said. “Since there will be a two-week temporary suspension on the deployment, their