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‘Feisty’ 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

Associated Press 05/30/2020

WILBRAHAM, Massachusetts—“Feisty“ is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother. That quality shone through earlier this month when the Massachusetts woman’s beloved centenarian grandmother, Jennie Stejna, came back from the brink of death to survive a…

Cebu City Quarantine Center now DOH-accredited

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The still-unused P100 million Cebu City Quarantine Center at the North Reclamation Area has finally been granted the license to operate by the Department of Health (DOH) Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) Hospital…

Mass testing results: Experts say more ‘responded well’ to coronavirus

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Most communities covered by the rapid antibody tests from Cebu’s three largest cities were found to have ‘responded well’ to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), health officials here claimed. Results of the Project…

Senators ask PNP to remedy De Lima’s ‘solitary confinement’

Leila B. Salaverria - Inquirer.net 05/29/2020

Opposition senators have questioned the Philippine National Police’s move to hold detained Sen. Leila de Lima in incommunicado status or solitary confinement since April 25 at the PNP custodial center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. In a…

Cebu City logs highest number of recoveries in a day

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City logged 321 recoveries of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, May 29, 2020, the highest number of recoveries recorded in the city in a single day. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo…

UP Report: Downtrend in COVID-19 cases in Cebu, Mandaue indicate ‘flattening of curve’ but…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) have downgraded the risk level of Cebu City and Mandaue City to “medium-risk” after noting a downtrend in the number of new coronavirus disease 2019…

Cebu City’s NOAH Complex officially unveiled

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The New Normal Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH) Complex at the South Road Properties here was unveiled on Thursday evening, May 28, 2020. The inauguration and blessing of the complex was…

Duterte to private schools: Allow staggered payment of tuition fees

Darryl John Esguerra 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night appealed to private schools to allow the staggered payment of tuition fees in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. “Yung tuition fee sana I hope you…

Duterte on Philippines’ COVID-19 figures: Not so bad

Darryl John Esguerra 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — “All in all, para sa akin hindi naman masama ito (for me, it’s not so bad).” President Rodrigo Duterte said this Thursday night after he reported to the public the latest coronavirus disease 2019…

Duterte orders LGUs to help stranded individuals, vows to shoulder their hospital bill

Krissy Aguilar 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered local government units (LGUs) to extend help to Filipinos and even foreigners who are stranded in their area, adding he would shoulder their hospital bills if needed. “I…

Dialysis patient from Dumanjug among 8 new COVID-19 cases in Cebu province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A dialysis patient from the southern Cebu town of Dumajug, who is currently confined at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, is among the eight new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Bloody Thursday: 4 killed, 1 wounded in Cebu City and Mandaue City shootings

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been a bloody Thursday in Cebu after four individuals were killed while one was wounded in separate shooting incidents in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue. As of this posting, police…

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