Mandaue City Hospital has P15M in unpaid patient’s bills

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/16/2018

Government auditors have asked Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing to direct the Mandaue City Hospital to intensify its efforts to collect at least P15.4 million in unpaid hospital bills of patients in 2016 to 2017. According to…

Ompong left 25 dead, dozens trapped in Benguet landslide

Inquirer.Net and AP, Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/16/2018

TYPHOON Ompong (international name Mangkhut) has exited from the country and would bring sunshine to Cebu today but it also left at least 25 people reported dead while around 250,000 others were evacuated as the massive storm…

Mandaue told to collect P15M in unpaid hospital bills

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/16/2018

Government auditors said that the Mandaue City Hospital failed to collect patient’s bills worth P15.4 million from 2016 to 2017. The Commission on Audit (COA) added that the hospital’s 2017 claims have not also been recorded on…

TYPHOON OMPONG UPDATE: 25 fatalities, thousands evacuated

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/16/2018

At least 25 persons were reported dead while around 250,000 others were evacuated after typhoon Ompong battered northern Luzon. Suspension of sea travels in Central Visayas was already lifted on Sunday. Volunteers from the Philippine Red Cross…

Runway work shortened to accommodate diverted planes

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/16/2018

REPAIRS done on the runway of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport were cut short last Saturday to accommodate aircraft diverted from other airports hit by typhoon Ompong. According to officials of Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) the usual…

Ronda mayor buried today

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Nestle L. Semilla 09/16/2018

THOUSANDS are expected to attend the burial of slain Ronda Mayor Mariano Blanco III today. Acting Mayor Rocky Gabatan said municipal employees and some town residents will unite their call for justice in the killing of their…

CEBU READIES AID

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette B. Erram, Zena V. Magto USJ-R Journalism Intern 09/16/2018

OMPONG- RAVAGED AREAS Several local government units in Cebu, including the provincial government, are ready to send assistance to the victims of typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) amid reports of widespread destruction in the Northern Luzon provinces…

MCIA cuts short weekend runway closure to accommodate diverted flights

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/15/2018

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) closed its runway for only an hour on Saturday instead of the usual four-hour closure to provide enough parking space for diverted aircrafts. In a press statement, MCIA management said they…

680 stranded at Cebu seaports due to Typhoon Ompong

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/15/2018

  About 680 travelers were left stranded in different ports in Cebu province after all trips were canceled since Thursday (September 13). This, after the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa-Mactan( issued a gale warning…

Brace for ‘Ompong’

AP, Jessa Mae O. Sotto, JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla, Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/14/2018

Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) retained its ferocious strength and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces in northern Luzon on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway.…

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