New P27M hospital building turned over to Lapu-Lapu City gov’t

Futch Anthony Inso 04/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has formally turned over to the Lapu-Lapu City government the P27 million phase 2 of the newly constructed Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) main building on…

Lapu-Lapu mayor’s sister tests positive for COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The sister of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, Grace Carungay, tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, February 19, 2021. This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan…

Archbishop Palma is COVID-19 positive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has proven positive to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Archdiocese of Cebu has released a statement saying that the archbishop is in stable condition in a hospital in…

UCMed’s Home Service Package: Get tested at home

PR 02/01/2021

In its bid to continuously provide accessibility and convenience to Cebuanos, the University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed) is happy to announce that they will now be bringing high-quality health care service direct to your homes. Through…

8 PhilHealth officials, 4 hospital workers face complaint over ‘fraudulent’ COVID-19 claim

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 10/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 12 individuals, including public officials and medical practitioners, are now facing complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas over allegations of fraud involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

UCMed expands COVID-19 capacity, eyes accreditation on PCR testing

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the still rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu, the University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed), one of the hospitals catering to confirmed cases, has initiated adjustments to expand their capacity…

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…

Wedding photographer dies a day after tying the knot in a hospital

Immae Lachica 05/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— James Zapanta, the wedding photographer who got married recently in a hospital, passed away on Monday, a reliable source said. Zapanta, 34, succumbed to liver cirrhosis, around 3:15 p.m. in a private hospital here,…

Hospital employee nabbed with shabu in Mandaue

Norman V. Mendoza 05/02/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — A government hospital’s frontliner, one of its admitting personnel, has been arrested after he was caught with suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation on May 2, 2020, in Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City.…

SM Foundation donates PPEs to hospitals in Vis-Min

PR 04/20/2020

In line with its commitment to be of service to the Filipino public, its hospitals, and its government during the coronavirus pandemic, SM Foundation Inc. recently donated Personal Protective Equipment and medical supplies to hospitals in the…

One more hospital in Visayas accredited to do COVID-19 testing

Daphne Galvez 04/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are now two hospitals in the Visayas that are accredited to conduct testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced on Thursday that the West Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo…

Brother of Tayasan councilor, who died of Covid-19, rushed to hospital

Florence A. Baesa 03/22/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental– The older brother of the councilor from Tayasan town in Negros Oriental, who died after he tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was also rushed Saturday night to a private hospital here…

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