Smoke, not nicotine, causes deaths – health expert

06/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Inhalation of smoke, not nicotine, is the culprit that causes smoking related deaths and diseases according to a Canadian health expert. “The nicotine itself is not the problem. The global health catastrophe we face…

National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo Luz passes away at 94

Frances Mangosing 05/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo Luz died on Wednesday evening, May 26, 2021. He was 94. Luz’s family announced his death on social media. “It is with deep sorrow that I announce the…

Death at crowded pantry: Officials stress coordination with local gov’t

Nikka G. Valenzuela 04/24/2021

A death marred the distribution of food aid at a community pantry set up on Friday by actor Angel Locsin to mark her birthday in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Barangay resident Rolando dela Cruz, 67,…

Former Cebu City Councilor Sylvan ‘Jack’ Jakosalem passes away

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Councilor Sylvan “Jack” Jakosalem passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Jakosalem’s wife, Catalina Sharon Yap-Jakosalem, confirmed this via a text message to close friends and family. “Jack Jakosalem passed…

Three more COVID deaths reported in Mandaue City

Doris C. Bongcac 10/20/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The number of deaths related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Mandaue City increased to 161 with the addition of three more fatalities on Monday, October 19. But the city’s Public Information…

Frasco reports 90 percent COVID recovery rate in Liloan town

Doris C. Bongcac 10/20/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — With only 10 active cases of the coronavirus disease left, Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco said that her town was now enjoying a 90 percent recovery rate from the infection. “We have done this…

Cebu City logs 19 COVID-19 deaths for June 25

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City reported 19 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths on June 25, 2020, the highest number of deaths recorded in the city in one single day. According to the data released by the…

Pope sends strong message to US Catholics after Floyd death

06/10/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called George Floyd by name, twice, and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest. Cardinals black and white have spoken out about Floyd’s…

COVID-19 cases in PH now over 20,000; death toll nears 1,000

Daphne Galvez 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than 20,000 people in the country have so far contracted the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Department of Health recorded 634 more cases of COVID-19, of which 313 are…

Faithful told: Reflect on Jesus’ passion and death on Good Friday

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebuano faithful are reminded to reflect and give importance to Jesus Christ’s passion and death on Good Friday. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma made this message as he presided over the homily for…

World faces new ‘Great Depression’ as virus death toll mounts

04/10/2020

UNITED States — World powers scrambled on Thursday to build a global response to the human tragedy and once-in-a-century economic collapse caused by the coronavirus epidemic, as the worldwide death toll topped 90,000. In a locked-down New…

DFA: COVID-19 now infects over 600 Filipinos abroad; death toll rises to 72

Christia Marie Ramos 04/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some 607 Filipinos overseas have now contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday, as the number of fatalities increased to 72. According to DFA, 13 more Filipinos…

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