This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publications today, September 28, 2016.

WORLD'S BEST. The Bojo River in Aloguinsan is the only tourist site from the Philippines to make it to the prestigious list. (Photo from
WORLD’S BEST. The Bojo River in Aloguinsan is the only tourist site from the Philippines to make it to the prestigious list. (Photo from

Cebu river in one of world’s best

FINALLY, some good news for Cebu. Aloguinsan was included as one of the world’s top 100 sustainable tourism destinations, the only entry from the Philippines. The endorsement was given by Green Destination, an online partnership endrosed by the United Nations World TOurism Organization, National Geographic and the World Wildlife Fund.

We are a fourth-class municipality. Sa among kagamay, we are recognized in the world. Nindot sa feeling. The recognition given to us can boost our tourism industry as well as our economy…the recognition will have a tremendous impact on us. Aloguinsan tourism officer Shane Manigos Navarro.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Aloguinsan makes it to world’s top 100 sustainable tourism destinations.

Freeman: Bojo river in Aloguinsan makes elite list of tourism destinations.

Accused drug coddlers show up at hearing

The lawyer of Police officers Rex Derilo and George Ylanan is confident the accusation against his clients will be dismissed. The two police officers, who were formerly based in Cebu, were named by a self-confessed drug lord as two of his 18 protectors from the police force.

We’re looking very good. That’s how confident we are on these baseless and malicious allegations. Atty. Inocencio dela Cerna.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: Lawyer of Derilo, Ylanan calls accusations baseless.

Cebu Daily News: Lawyer says accusations vs. Derilo, Ylanan are mere hearsay.

Four docs in Vicenteo Sotto face charges for infant’s death

Four doctors at the state-run Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital are facing criminal and administrative charges for the death of an infant last June 5. Dorctors Ma. Angelica Martinex, Thalia Tubungbanua, Kim Gumalo and Carlen Loise Cunanan were accused by couple Edalene and Roldan Anosa of being responsible for the death of her son just hours after giving birth in the hospital. She was originally brought the the Lapu-Lapu City District Hospital but transferred to VSMMC. She was supposed to undergo a ceasarian section but was instead made to have a normal delivery.

We want justice for our baby and the maltreatment made by VSMMC staff. Complaint by the couple.

Read: Sun.Star Cebu: 4 doctors face criminal charges for death of infant.

Other Cebu Stories

Cebu Daily News: Two more suspects killed in latest anti-drug operations

Cebu Daily News: Boat operators urges government agency to update maritime maps

Cebu Daily News: Homeowners group cites savings in using refilled butane, fights ban

Cebu Daily News: DOH monitors family members of Cebu’s Zika patient

Cebu Daily News: Labella wants to reconvene anti-medicancy board to get beggars off Cebu City streets

Cebu Daily News: Palma airs reservations on naming ‘drug suspects’ publicly

Freeman: Group questions sale of watershed lots

Freeman: Unidentified man with similar tatto of Jaguar Diaz shot dead

Freeman: More proof needed to push for sainthood of late Cebu archbishop

Sun.Star Cebu: Gov’t eyes tweaks for ‘hellish’ Ban-Tal traffic

Sun.Star Cebu: Transfer of V-Hire terminal needs council approval

Sun.Star Cebu: Drill sees need for improved medical response

Cebu Business News.

Cebu Daily News: Business leaders in Cebu still bullish despite peso’s plunge

Sun.Star Cebu: Investors cite external factors, not Duterte, on peso’s plunge

Sun.Star Cebu: PH receives high grades in expats’ survey

Freeman: DTI taps local chamber of commerce for mentorship program

Cebu Sports News.

Freeman: Milo Marathon shapes Olympians’ dreams

Sun.Star Cebu: Four rookies make it to All-Star Game

Cebu Daily News: USJ-R secures second seed in Cesafi playoffs

Cebu Opinion

Freeman Editorial: Stop blaming schools for traffic mess

Cebu Daily News: Cebu City Zoo a casualty in polifical bickering

Sun.Star Cebu: Police force should be more accountable in drug war

Bobit Avila: Lessons from the US presidential debate

Korina Sanchez: What PHL can learn from Colombia’s drug war

Jerry Tundag: A concern perfect for 8888

Orlando Carvajal: Putting the Bilibid probe under context

Eddie Barita: Of wigs, lovers and senate probe

Bobby Nalzaro: Sabalones’ resbak

Bong Wenceslao: Still no coherent foreign policy from Duterte

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