Senate approves bill on permanent validity of birth, death, marriage certificates

Christia Marie Ramos 05/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking the permanent validity of birth, death and marriage certificates issued and certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the National Statistics Office…

Yayoy Alcoseba, a dedicated public servant

Doris C. Bongcac 04/25/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The passing of Cebu City Councilor Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba was a great loss to his colleagues at the City Council especially his allies at the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK). “Dakong haw-ang imong…

Detainee found dead in quarantine facility in Ronda

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 08/14/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sick detainee, who decided to leave the hospital fearing he might catch COVID-19 there, was found dead inside a quarantine facility on August 14 in Ronda town in southwestern Cebu. Leodegario…

PhilHealth offers COVID-19 vaccine injury, death compensation to qualified members

Doris C. Bongcac 07/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Individuals who will experience “serious adverse effects” as a result of their inoculation can already avail of assistance from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). PhilHealth Circular No. 2021-0007 published on June 18,…

Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III passes away

Christia Marie Ramos 06/24/2021

(Updated, 10:30 a.m.) MANILA, Philippines – Former President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III has passed away, former Malacañang officials said Thursday morning. He was 61. Aquino died at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Capitol Medical Center…

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…

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