Health official found dead at home

Futch Anthony Inso 04/23/2018

A nurse coordinator for the Department of Health (DOH-7) regional office was found dead inside his house in A. Lopez, Barangay Labangon Cebu City Monday morning. Renan Cimafranca, nurse coordinator of the DOH-7 Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance…

131 cases of measles recorded in Central Visayas

Futch Anthony Inso 04/17/2018

  The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has declared a measle outbreak in Negros Oriental due to the sudden rise of cases in the province. At least 131 cases of measles have been recorded by…

Lapu-Lapu probes seashore pig raisers

Futch Anthony Inso 04/16/2018

The Lapu-Lapu City government is verifying reports that the presence of piggeries along the shorelines of the city’s slum areas has brought up the coliform level of the seawaters of Mactan. According to lawyer Ethelbert Ouano, legal…

Bulakna to take spotlight in 2018 play

Futch Anthony Inso 04/15/2018

  This year’s reenactment of the historic Kadaugan sa Mactan will be given a little twist with more focus given on Reyna Bulakna, the wife of Datu Lapu-Lapu. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza said the annual reenactment…

Four Malari cases recorded in CV

Futch Anthony Inso 04/15/2018

There are four cases of Malaria recorded in Central Visayas, according to Dr. Ronald Jervic Buscato, medical officer of DOH-7. Buscato clarified that these patients have acquired the virus outside the country. Two foreigners, a missionary priest…

EVICTION SET FOR MACTAN’S COASTAL SLUM DWELLERS

Futch Anthony Inso, Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/13/2018

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza says at least 1,000 families of informal settlers will have to leave the coastal areas of the city, as the local government addresses an Enviromental Management Bureau’s report of fecal coliform contamination…

Will Rhea and Julius make it to ‘PGT’ grand finals?

Futch Anthony Inso 04/13/2018

A PROUD mother is asking Cebuanos to support her daughter who will be competing in the 4th live-semifinals week of ABS-CBN’s talent show competition “Pilipinas Got Talent” (PGT) Season 6 this weekend. Cristina Marquez, 59, a resident…

Villamor is new Dole-7 director

Futch Anthony Inso 04/12/2018

  Lawyer Alvin M. Villamor has replaced Cyril L. Ticao as Central Visayas director of the Department of Labor and employment (Dole-7). With his appointment, Villamor will now supervise all divisions and units under Dole-7 including its…

RTWPB-7 starts wage hearings

Futch Anthony Inso 04/12/2018

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) held on Thursday, the first of a series of consultations on the wage increases proposed by two labor groups here. But newly installed labor Regional Director…

EMB-7: “Mactan, Panglao seawater is contaminated”

Futch Anthony Inso 04/11/2018

CONTAMINATION of seawater in Mactan Island in Cebu and Panglao, Bohol province due to high levels of fecal coliform was seen in recent tests conducted by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)-7 in the area. EMB-7 Regional Director…