Boy from Toledo City with relapsed leukemia pleads for help

PR 12/13/2019

An eleven-year-old boy from Barangay Poblacion, Toledo City pleads for financial help as he presses on with his journey towards complete healing against childhood cancer. John Carl Benting was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) last…

P4M aid to give indigent patients in Bantayan town free boat ride to mainland Cebu hospitals

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sick indigent patients in Bantayan town in northern Cebu, who would need to be transported by ambulance from the district hospital to a provincial hospital on mainland Cebu, would not have to worry…

Priest jokes during Mass for Trillanes: ‘I prayed Duterte will get sick’

Inquirer.net 09/06/2018

A priest who celebrated Mass to pray for the peaceful resolution to the chaos brought about by the arrest order against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV joked during the homily that he prayed for President Rodrigo Duterte to…

Osmeña: No work stoppage on CCMC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/26/2018

The construction of the Cebu City Medical Center has not stopped. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña on Saturday belied reports that he suspended the construction of the new CCMC building, saying this is nothing but “fake news.”…

Papal nuncio visits sick, elderly priests

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/25/2018

  The representative of Pope Francis in the Philippines on Tuesday skipped the afternoon session of seminary formators in the country to visit the sick and elderly priests in Cebu. Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the Apostolic Nuncio…

19 became sick of dengue after getting Dengvaxia shot – DOH

Futch Anthony Inso, Jessa Mae Sotto 12/27/2017

  The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has already identified 19 children who were given the anti-dengue vaccine this year and became sick with dengue. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH-7 director, said 18 of the children…

Construction of cancer center starts Dec. 1

Futch A. Inso 11/29/2017

WORK on the cancer center of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) starts tomorrow, December 1, a hospital official said yesterday. Dr. Antonio Roque Paradela, VSMMC chief of professional medical clinics, said the cancer center building…

Capitol wants to reduce dengue cases

Morexette Erram 07/14/2017

THE Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO) will target the reduction of dengue cases to 200 a month. Cyril Pangatungan, Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit Officer, said the number of dengue patients from the first half of 2016 and…

DOH readies P76M for sick evacuees

Nestle L. Semilla 07/12/2017

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said the national government has set aside an allocation of P76 million to cover the health and medical needs of evacuees from Marawi City. Ubial, who was in Cebu on Wednesday morning, said…

Home sick home

Francis B. Ongkingco 05/12/2017

Kevin sat alone despite being surrounded by many of his noisy co-campers, and he was trying his best to hide his tears and sobbing jerks by simply looking down. “Yo, Kevin! Wazzup! You okay?” I sat down…

Lean on God amid sufferings and pain – Palma

02/11/2017

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on the faithful to lean on God amid sufferings and pains as the Catholic Church as marked the 25th World Day of the Sick and the 159th anniversary of the apparition of…

21 Badjao kids rushed to Bohol hospital; amoebiasis seen

Inquirer.net 02/09/2017

DAUIS, Bohol — At least 21 children from the Badjao community in Barangay (village) Totolan here were rushed to the hospital after showing symptoms of amoebiasis. The Badjao children, aged one to 12, complained of stomach ache…

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