Visayan Daily Star

Not Loans, but Love

          Is it true? I must have missed the initial announcement that the whole country, the Philippines, of course,  is now under a “state of calamity” because of the coronavirus pandemic. Are we the only country to declare that? From


Bigger museum needed as ‘Jaws’ shark installed

            Over four decades after terrorizing beachgoers in “Jaws,” the blockbuster movie’s 25-foot shark model has been installed at Los Angeles’ long-awaited Oscars museum, it was announced Monday.             “Bruce the Shark,” rumored to have earned its nickname from director


Needles and pins

            With this Kung Flu, my only solace is to flee up into the mountains, since business has reopened in most of Bacolod City and the clean pure air that I enjoyed and the company of little birds, have quickly


Dutch coach named PFF futsal consultant

            In hopes of improving the game of futsal in the Philippines, the Philippine Football Federation named Vic Hermans as its new technical consultant for futsal.             The PFF formally introduced the Dutch football legend on Monday night in an


Young Woods, bubbly Kim, big-hitter Wilco

            Much excitement is being generated by the news that Tiger Woods and his 15-year-old son Charlie will team up for the first time on a golf course at the PNC Championship over the weekend of December 19-20 in Orlando,


Kings, Bolts resume showdown

            It’s crunch time, with the Kings going for closeout and the Bolts fighting for extension of the virtual Last Two Minutes of their bubble stay as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco clash in Game Four of their side of the


Tolentino seeks NSA unity ahead of POC polls Friday

            Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino is hoping that all the national sports associations (NSAs) will once again be one amid all the recent happenings, especially the drama surrounding the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc).             “My


P100-B investment okays eyed

            Philippine Economic Zone Authority director general Charito Plaza remains hopeful about surpassing the P100 billion investment approvals by the end of this year.             This, as the PEZA registered P72.6 billion worth of projects from January to October 2020.


FARMERS URGED: Sell dry palay for higher price

            The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) has encouraged farmers to sell good quality dry palay for more income amid the lower farm gate price of the grain staple.             Alice Briones-Mataia, the agricultural economist of the DA-PhilRice


Curtailed Christmas could be ‘safest bet’

          The World Health Organization said Monday that avoiding family gatherings would be “the safest bet” over Christmas, insisting there is no zero-risk option for traditional holiday merry-making during the coronavirus pandemic.           WHO officials said it was down to

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372 workers in Negros Occidental get P7.6M in money claims

The Department of Labor and Employment said that 372 affected workers in Negros Occidental received P7,624,207.51 in money claims for regular holiday pay and special day premium, provisions of minimum wage and payments of 13th month, retirement, and separation benefits,

Woman nabbed with P1.7M shabu

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Combined operatives of the Bacolod City Police Drug Enforcement Unit, the regional Drug Enforcement Unit-6, and the Police Station 4 seized P1.7 million worth of suspected shabu from a woman they arrested in Brgy. Estefania,

‘Probe cutting of trees’

The cutting of decades-old trees at the old airport in Bacolod City drew censure from residents and netizens alike* APN III photo

The STAR Musketeers

Dear Women of the Philippines: Aren’t you glad and thankful that your country, even if small, and not as wealthy as those with oil wells and other products that have made them so rich and proud, considers you equal to

Crop insurance program MOA signed

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) president, Jovy Bernabe, signed a memorandum of agreement for the additional fund transfer of P19,239,880 by the province to the PCIC, for its crop insurance project for crop

Oil firms to increase prices this week

Fuel prices are set to increase effective this morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, and Seaoil said they will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter and gasoline by P0.60 per liter. Caltex and Seaoil will