MERGE Soldiers of the 94th IB Bravo Company and their vehicles arrive on board a Philippine Navy vessel at the Dumaguete City Port in Negros Oriental, yesterday.*

Piñol: Sugar summit set,
Diokno views personal


Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol yesterday assured that President Rodrigo Duterte will not act on the proposed import liberalization of sugar without proper consultations.

Statements on sugar import liberalization should not be issued without proper consultations with industry stakeholders, he said.

Piñol also told the DAILY STAR that a sugar industry stakeholders summit will be held at the Department of Agriculture central office in Manila February 11 to 12 to discuss strategies against the challenges of globalization and liberalization. moremoremore

Bacolod-Silay Airport
on heightened alert
Guv calls for prayers

The Bacolod-Silay Airport is on heightened alert as a preemptive measure following the recent bombings in Mindanao, airport manager Martin Terre of the Civil Aviation Authority said yesterday.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday also called for prayers and vigilance to prevent violent attacks in Negros Occidental.

The PNP went on heightened alert nationwide after the twin blasts in Jolo, Sulu, on Sunday left 22 persons dead and more than 100 others wounded. moremoremore


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The good ground


Embrace digitalization, MSMEs told

Embrace technology or you will be dead.

This was the message of nationally-acclaimed business expert Francis Kong as he urged the Negrense micro-, small-, and medium-entrepreneurs (MSMEs) to embrace digitalization to expand their businesses, during his speech at the Globe MyBusiness Academy at SM City Bacolod, yesterday.

Kong, who was the keynote speaker in the event called “Globe myBusiness Academy: Create the Future of Local Businesses”, said in an interview that MSMEs should embrace the digital format, considering that there are many challenges that might bring their businesses down.