AGATON’S FURY

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/02/2018

Heavy rains triggered floods, landslides in 7 southern towns, 1 city; 2 deaths reported Mary Flor Basadre-Quirante was trembling as she was packing her things inside her devastated house in Barangay Looc, Malabuyoc town, about 137 km…

Violent deaths mar holidays

Futch Anthony Inso, JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA, Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 12/26/2017

THE holiday celebration was marred by two violent deaths in separate incidents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Losindo Valdez, 48, was shot by an unidentified person in Sitio Capaculan, Barangay Tisa at around 3 a.m. on…

TRAGIC DEATHS

Editorial 12/14/2017

Netizens have nothing but sympathy to the families of Louis Mitchell Nayre Ferolin and Alexa Eddy Ceniza Carvajal, the two Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) nursing graduates who died in a car crash on the day they passed…

Health risks

Editorial 11/16/2017

The deaths of the two infants who were brought to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) three days after they were administered vaccines at the Barangay Pajac health center in Lapu-Lapu City last week, however tragic,…

Tobacco- related deaths

Dr. Philip S. Chua 11/06/2017

TODAY, about 1.25 billion people smoke cigarettes, and one billion deaths from tobacco-related illness are expected this century, 10  times more compared to the toll in the 20th century. The deadly habit accounts for one in five (or,…

CHR PROBE STARTS

Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 10/03/2017

Investigation to center on circumstances behind deaths of three brothers who were just released from jail As Mandaue City police insist that the deaths of the three Umpad brothers were the result of a legitimate buy-bust operation…

NO STOPPING CHR PROBE

Inquirer, Nestle L. Semilla 09/09/2017

The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) will proceed with investigating policemen linked to killings of drug suspects and will still expect cooperation from the Philippine National Police (PNP). CHR-7 Director Arvin Odron issued this…

Teen deaths prompt ‘major rethinking’ in anti-drugs war of gov’t — Abella

Inquirer.net 09/07/2017

The deaths of teenagers Kian Loyd delos Santos, Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman have prompted a “major rethinking” of the government’s war on drugs, Malacañang said Thursday. “The act that the PNP is being investigated, that…

Rabies deaths up by nine; animal bite cases rise to 20k

Patricia Erlaine N. Luardo 09/06/2017

THERE were nine deaths caused by rabies recorded and 20,591 animal bite cases reported to the regional Department of Health (DOH-7) office. During yesterday’s Kapihan sa PIA (Philippine Information Agency), DOH medical specialist Dr. Joanri Riveral said…

PNP agrees to provide CHR docs on drug war deaths

Inquirer.net 08/29/2017

Philippine National Police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa met with Commission on Human Rights Chairman Chito Gascon on Tuesday at Camp Crame for a dialogue on human rights and the war on drugs. In a…

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