Sacred showers

Cherry Salazar - @inquirerdotnet 11/11/2021

Trigger warning: mention of suicide The year was 1996. I had asked my parents for a younger sister because I wanted someone to look after. When she was born, I remember my Ate and me peeking through…

Pregnant woman jumps off Marcelo Fernan Bridge, lands on passenger ship

Mary Rose S. Sagarino 10/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A woman died after she jumped off the Mandaue side of the Marcelo Fernan Bridge on Wednesday noon, October 20, 2021, police said. Cebu Daily News Digital is withholding the identity of the…

Remember these steps when dealing with negative thoughts

Mary Jhudielle Gicale 09/30/2021

Trigger Warning: This contains information that may be triggering to readers with similar experiences. Have you ever thought about how your life isn’t worth living? Are you in a stressful situation and imagine you didn’t feel anything…

Man plunges to death from 19th floor, police say there’s no foul play

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Investigators rule out foul play over the death of a 20-year-old man who reportedly jumped off from the 19th floor of a building located at 13th Avenue, Barangay Tejero, Cebu City, past 9…

Mental health, suicide hotline calls up in 1Q 2021 — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The number of individuals who have called the hotlines of the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) for mental health concerns, including suicide, amid the COVID-19 pandemic has almost doubled in the first quarter…

Cop shoots alleged girlfriend, self in Talisay precinct

Immae Lachica, Paul Lauro 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A cop shot dead his alleged girlfriend and then himself inside a Police Community Precinct in Bulacao, Talisay City on Tuesday morning, October 20, 2020. The cop was identified as Police Lieutenant Praxilo Albiso,…

Learners’ deaths prompt DepEd-7 chief’s appeal

Futch Anthony Inso 10/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) director has appealed to students or learners to seek the help of their parents or teachers if they have problems in answering their learning modules.…

Young woman allegedly raped by kin found dead in north Cebu town

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in a northern Cebu town are encouraging those, who are victims of sexual abuse or rape, to visit the police station and report the incident. The northern town’s acting police chief made…

On World Suicide Prevention Day, CHR warns of brewing mental health pandemic

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 09/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Coinciding with the marking of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) warned on Thursday that a mental health pandemic is “brewing” as the government is busy finding ways to beat…

PRO-7 coordinating with hospitals after VSMMC incident

Immae Lachica 06/10/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said that they are now working closely with hospitals and health facilities in the region following an…

VSMMC urges compassion for COVID-19 patients amidst suicide incident

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center has expressed sadness over the suicide incident of one of its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The patient, a 48-year old male,…

Teasing about Silawan’s death may have triggered Llenes – BJMP investigator

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The death of Renato Llenes, the suspect in the killing of Christine Lee Silawan, could be suicide as some of his behaviors showed signs of distress, an investigator assigned to the case said.…

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