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Special treatment

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When businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles was brought to then president Benigno Aquino III to signify her surrender, thousands of netizens questioned whose strings she pulled to secure an audience with the highest official of the country. Regardless, she was booked like a common criminal and jailed, managing to secure a favor or two to make […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

NO SPECIAL TREATMENT

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As top gov’t exec arranges  surrender of road rage suspect, authorities vow to treat him like any other person who turns himself in A scion of a prominent Chinese-Filipino businessman should not expect special treatment even if his surrender is facilitated by Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go, the special assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte. David Lim […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Jonnette Alquizola: Her inspiring life

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SHE could be that classmate back in school who liked going out with her friends, is fond of children, and had a knack for teaching dance lessons. Then one fine ordinary school day, her life turned upside-down. Jonnette Alquizola, Founder of the Children of the Coast, was 22 years old when she was diagnosed with […]

Posted: March 18th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

A different kind of surrender

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PART 2 (A four-part series on why there is hope for drug users and pusher) Rene Francisco, 57, was an addict whose addiction to drugs and alcohol started in high school, back in Ozamiz City. Sent to the best schools, Rene always ended up at the guidance counselor or principal’s office. His parents, Jun and […]

Posted: December 27th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Two men dead in Lapu

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TWO persons were found dead in separate places in Lapu-Lapu City last Sunday afternoon.  Eduardo Paquibot, a 59-year-old resident of Sitio Ibabao, Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City was found hanging from a beam by a friend named Edgar Amodia at a shanty near his daughter’s house at 3:00 p.m. Amodia said Paquibot told him that he […]

Posted: November 28th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Mandaue council tackles drug rehab programs

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The 14th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Mandaue City discussed during their regular session possible programs for the drug pushers and users who surrendered. Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna said they invited speakers to provide inputs to develop a program intended for drug surrenderers. The resource speakers were Dr. Juan Zaldarriaga Jr., Chief of Hospital II of Cebu […]

Posted: August 6th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Scaling down expectations

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Former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama’s argument for the city to have its own hospital may be well and good but to reiterate the painfully obvious, he isn’t around in City Hall anymore to make it into a reality. What was left of his work in rebuilding the decades-old hospital, which was severely damaged by […]

Posted: June 30th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Health sec leads groundbreaking for cancer center

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Health Secretary Janette Garin led the groundbreaking of the first government-run cancer center in Central Visayas. Garin flew to Cebu on Tuesday afternoon, days before her tenure ends on June 30. The new cancer center will be inside the compound of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). The bidding started last March and was […]

Posted: June 28th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

High school research seeks to fight cancer, reaps int’l recognition

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High school student Arianwen Ledesma-Rollan saw how her grandmother waged, and lost, a costly and painful battle against pancreatic cancer. The pain of losing a loved one fueled her search for an inexpensive cure for cancer. She started looking at her own backyard and focused on Moringa oleifera (malunggay) seeds, which have been reported to […]

Posted: May 24th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Side effects of ‘antacids’

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MORE than 7 million persons in the United States have gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and some of them are taking antacids; more are on Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) pills to reduce acid secretion in the stomach. For normal digestion, the stomach needs an acidic milieu to enable Pepsin, an enzyme essential for preliminary digestion of […]

Posted: October 26th, 2015 in Life | Read More »