Talisay recalibrates Covid drive

Mayor Neil Lizares yesterday reconvened the Talisay City, Negros Occidental, local Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to recalibrate the city’s drive against the spread of COVID-19.


Case seeking nullification of Baciwa JVA readied

Convenors of Amlig Tubig and various consumer organizations in Bacolod City are planning to file a petition seeking the nullification of the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) entered into by the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) with PrimeWater, Infrastructure Inc. with application for the issuance of temporary restraining order (TRO) with writ of preliminary injunction.


6-year-old girl found dead

A 6-year-old girl, with hematoma and who was found in a canal in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City, at about 10 p.m. Thursday, was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.


Lower quarantine status for city sought

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested Health Secretary Francisco Duque lll Thursday to deescalate the community quarantine status of Bacolod City from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) effective yesterday due to the continuous reduction of additional COVID-19 cases in the city.


Non-implementation of city tax relief ordinance raised

Bacolod Councilor Al Victor Espino delivered a privilege speech before the Sangguniang Panlungsod during its regular session Wednesday concerning the non-implementation of City Ordinance No. 936 or an “Ordinance granting relief to delinquent real property taxpayers in the City of Bacolod through the condonation of penalties, interest and surcharges being imposed by the city.”


Church aids blast victims

The Diocese of Dumaguete has sent financial aid to victims of the Beirut, Lebanon explosion through the international Catholic relief confederation, Caritas.


4-year-old shot dead

A 4-year old child died on Wednesday, as a result of a shooting incident in Sitio Palasanan, Brgy. Mahalang, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.


Gov’t employees to get scholarships

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson signed a memorandum of understanding with the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College at its Talisay Campus yesterday for the continuing development program scholarship grants for government employees.

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Star struck

Although I would have preferred to keep it quiet while the people in charge continue to work feverishly to come up with the ways, means and funds to save our beloved Visayan DAILY STAR, my maninay, mentor and mother figure Twinkling has already broken the sad news on her column. As a result of the challenges posed by the changing times and trends, and exacerbated by the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the Visayan DAILY STAR will have to press the reset button.

Driver shot in head

A driver was shot in the head by a still unidentified gunman at San Juan Street in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2 in Bacolod City, at about 6:30 last night.

Business recovery framework issued

The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry has issued a framework that businesses and local government units could adopt for recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.