A new report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent societies (IFRC) on global catastrophes since 1960 pointed out that the world has been hit by more than 100 disasters – many of them climate-related and affecting more


Has China found a cure?

What a misnomer! They named it “IOTA”, but iota was the worst word for the destruction it brought. In the news yesterday was the occurrence of a hurricane which someone who must have a warped sense of humor named “IOTA”,


To be with God is always feasible

We need to constantly remember that we are nothing without God. God is everything to us. We should never dare to think that we can be on our own, relying simply on our own human powers, no matter how good


On things wrought by prayer

Had we known how our readers would react to the return of the DAILY STAR,  we would have gone on publishing it even if we had to sell the shirts off our backs, to cite a hackneyed quotation. We did


Indigenous solutions

A Department of Science and Technology funded clinical study on the prospects of tawa-tawa as a support treatment for mild to moderate cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 is set to start.           DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña announced in


Closing the gap

We have to acknowledge this lifelong predicament of ours and do our best to do something about it.           There will always be a gap between our intentions and our deeds, our words and action, our desires and our capabilities,


Don’t forget those masks!

            Is Biblical history repeating itself in the Philippines? The massive floods in Cagayan and Isabela provinces seem to indicate so. I am sure I am not the only  person who got reminded of the story of Noah and his


Marginal but significant

          The Department of Agriculture virtually launched last week the Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk program with a P4.5 billion allocation.           The program aims to provide direct food and financial assistance, worth P5,000, to eligible



I am hopeful that the Negrense community will continue to support the local media by not just with clicks and likes, but also through the actual buys and purchases that will keep these endangered businesses running so they can provide



Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez recently stressed that “the worst is over,” with third quarter gross domestic product shrinking at a slower pace than the previous quarter.   “As we gradually reopen the economy with health interventions, our GDP performed much better.

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Bishop asking Bacolod to shorthen curfew

            Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon is requesting the City Government of Bacolod to shorten its curfew hours so they can accommodate the traditional observance of the Aguinaldo masses.             In his letter to Mayor Evelio Leonardia, dated November 12, Buzon

Magikland continues weekend operations

            Magikland in Silay City, Negros Occidental, the first outdoor theme park in Western Visayas, yesterday assured the public that it will continue to open all weekends of November, December this year and beyond, after its issuance of accreditation to

Milestone birthday in quarantine

Punta Bulata Empress Royale Miren Zayco downsized her 70th birthday from 150 guests to 5 due to the quarantine lockdown! It took her almost a year planning on celebrating this milestone year with family and friends jetting in from everywhere and bringing them to Punta Bulata Resort in Cauayan, Negros Occidental.